After leading Argentina to their first World Cup victory since 1986 and the first of his career at the age of 35, Messi became just the third player in history to win the Best Men's player award. It's an honour for me to be here tonight and win this award," Messi said in his acceptance speech. The World Cup winning Argentina squad was well represented at the awards, with coach Lionel Scaloni taking out the Best Men's Coach award and goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez recognised as the Best Men's Goalkeeper. Spain and Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putellas won her second consecutive Best Women's player award after an incredible season, top scoring in an unbeaten Primera Division campaign and also the Champions League where Barcelona reached the final. While Mead missed out in her category, England's amazing Euro 2022 triumph saw national coach Sarina Wiegman take out the Best Women's Coach award and shot-stopper Mary Earps took Best Women's Goalkeeper.
Glitter-clad partygoers are making a riotous rainbow return to the queer community's spiritual home as Sydney's Mardi Gras moves back to Oxford Street. Parade participant Odirley Souza travelled from Brazil for his first Sydney Mardi Gras. People participate in the 45th annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade on Oxford Street in Sydney, Saturday, February 25, 2023. This year's parade will feature Mardi Gras veterans such as Dykes on Bikes and the 78ers alongside some of the country's most powerful leaders. Senator Lydia Thorpe attends the 45th annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade on Oxford Street in Sydney, Saturday, February 25, 2023.24 days ago SBS
Per uno spaccato su come potrebbe essere una settimana lavorativa di quattro giorni, si può esaminare il caso di Symbiote, un’azienda di software di Melbourne. Windsor ha dichiarato che il suo staff è più soddisfatto e che la produttività non è calata. Windsor sostiene che il suo personale ora è più concentrato e che sfrutta appieno il tempo che passa al lavoro. Windsor riflette inoltre sulla settimana di quattro giorni nel contesto delle attuali condizioni del mercato del lavoro. It's just that you have a bit more focus in what you're doing, because you're here a little bit less.26 days ago SBS
In a first for Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest, a band will represent the nation this year. The opening line of Voyager’s 2023 Eurovision song Promise is somewhat prophetic. The band has been throwing their hat in the ring for the Eurovision Song Contest since Australia announced its participation back in 2015. This year marks 40 years of SBS broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest to all Australians, and the eighth year Australia has participated in the event. The Eurovision Song Contest will be held 9-13 May in Liverpool.27 days ago SBS
Key Points Bridgetown, in Western Australia, is banning people under 18 from buying energy drinks. A small town in Western Australia has banned under-18s from buying energy drinks as part of a research trial aimed at improving youth mental health and behaviour. The findings of the research, published in the BMC Nutrition Journal, also found an increased correlation between adolescents' energy drink intake and being male. The commitments include voluntary agreements from energy drinks manufacturers and distributors to: not direct any advertising and marketing activities at children, not sell energy drinks in primary or secondary schools, not promote excessive consumption and not market energy drinks as only providing hydration. "I feel like the kids who do drink energy drinks would just end up getting someone else to buy it for them."29 days ago SBS
NSW Finance Minister Damien Tudehope has resigned his portfolio after revelations he owned shares in the state's major toll road owner Transurban, which recently collected more than $800 million from Sydney drivers. "Tonight I have accepted the resignation of Finance Minister Damien Tudehope," Premier Dominic Perrottet said in a statement late on Friday. READ MORE Dominic Perrottet vows $250 cash bonus to help households source cheaper electricityMr Perrottet said he had known Mr Tudehope for many years, describing him as a person of integrity and honesty. The premier said the resignation came despite the receipt of advice clearing Mr Tudehope of breaching the ministerial code of conduct. "I will take on the role of Minister for Finance and Minister for Employee Relations," Mr Perrottet said.1 month ago SBS
Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Israel this week, opposing judicial reforms proposed by the right-wing government. Critics and protesters say reform would give the conservative government unchecked authority and lead to "societal collapse". Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies are proposing a reform of Israel's Supreme Court. Opponents of the proposed reforms to Israel's judicial system are concerned women will have limited rights under the conservative government. "The fear is that the Supreme Court will lose its power to protect women's rights."1 month ago SBS
KEY POINTS: Centrelink is facing large staff shortages, with a recruitment drive under way in order to keep up with demand. The average waiting time for Centrelink calls has grown from 14 to 18 minutes. The cost-of-living crisis has led to a surge in demand for Centrelink services as the government agency warns it is facing large staff shortages. Services Australia chief operating officer Russell Egan said a high turnover of staff at the department was also contributing to shortages. "Post-pandemic, I think across most workplaces are seeing quite a high rate of churn in the labour market so Services Australia is not unique."1 month ago SBS