Melbourne, May 21 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Tuesday announced a restructuring of the contracting system for women players which will result in the Australian female cricketers becoming some of the best paid female athletes in the country. CA approved a restructure of the contract system with a move from a three-tier payment system to a squad-ranking system. The top player retainer increases substantially from $15,000 to $52,000 and the minimum retainer increases from $5,000 to $25,000.
London, May 21 (IANS) Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was named the Premier League manager of the year and accepted the award from the League Manager Association Monday.
Wellington, May 21 (IASNS) A woman has given evidence in a court in New Zealand implicating four men of Indian origin of raping her in turns in April 2011.
London, May 21 (IANS) Cold weather affects blood pressure, shows a study that assessed a staggering 169,000 blood pressure measurements. The study has found that some people's blood pressure is affected more by the cold weather and this blood pressure sensitivity to temperature may be a marker of early mortality, said a statement from the University of Glasgow
London, May 21 (IANS) Music reality TV show "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Maarty Broekman says he wants to make music with judge Alesha Dixon. The eccentric Dutchman auditioned shirtless - he came dressed in a red leather jacket and sequinned leather trousers. He impressed the judges when he sang classic tune "Backdoor Lover"
London, May 21 (IANS) A Sikh bus driver in Finland is fighting for his right to wear a turban while at work. Gill Sukhdarshan Singh, who works at the Veolia bus company at Vantaa near the Finnish capital of Helsinki, is trying to set a precedent by making the authorities allow him to wear a turban at work, Yle, the Finnish public broadcasting company, reported Tuesday. "I have a right to my turban, and I am a Sikh also," the report quoted Singh as saying.
London, May 21 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre is hunting for two houses - one for his work and the other for his children.
London, May 21 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who battled alcohol addiction once, says he often comes across drunk people who are comfortable sharing their problems with him.
London, May 21 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for joint effort to tackle tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance weeks ahead of the Group 8 Summit. Cameron, in a letter to leaders of crown dependencies and overseas territories, said that he has made the fight against tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance a priority for the G8 Summit, reported Xinhua Monday
London, May 21 (IANS) Singer Leona Lewis says she would prefer to adopt a child in future rather than having any of her own. "I will definitely adopt children