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Roglic takes out the Giro D’Italia

Slovenian cyclist Primoz Roglic has taken out the general classification title at the Giro D’Italia. After the gruelling three-week stage race, Roglic reigned supreme over Geraint Thomas from Wales. Jaoa Almeda from Portugal was third.

The cyclists competed over a 3,488km course, broken up into stages over varying distances. The picturesque course comprised many parts of Italy and some parts of Switzerland.

The French Open is underway
Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz is top men’s seed for the French Open. The 20-year-old is looking to win his second grand slam, after winning the US Open last year. The top seeds are: 1. Carlos Alcaraz; 2. Daniil Medvedev; 3. Novak Djokovic; 4. Casper Ruud; 5. Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Poland’s Iga Swiatek is the top women’s seed. She is a short priced favourite to win the title. The top seeds are 1. Iga Swiatek 2. Aryna Sabalenka 3. Jessica Pegula 4. Elena Rybakina 5. Caroline Garcia.

In other news, legend Martina Navratilova has responded positively to initial treatment for cancer. “I’m doing okay,” the 18-time grand slam champion said. “I’m taking it one day at a time. Some days are better than others.”

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Sydney’s best ‘top 20’ result in prestigious world rankings

The University of Sydney has secured its highest ever ranking overall and continues to be rated as a top 20 global university in the 2025 QS World University Rankings.

Homes NSW to develop North Eveleigh Clothing Store site

The North Eveleigh Clothing Store Precinct will be transferred to Homes NSW for the delivery of 500 new homes, half of which will be social and affordable homes.

A new kind of industry policy

The Trevor Davies Memorial Lecture is an annual event hosted by the Trevor Davies ALP Branch, and the Newtown ALP State Electorate Council. This year, it was held at the Royal Hotel on June 13. Assistant Minister Tim Ayres, a former branch member and Darlington local, was asked to deliver the address.

Volunteers’ News – July 2024

Volunteers’ News – July 2024.

Refreshing approach to food production

REDFERN: On July 21, I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the new website for Native Botanical Brewery (NBB), and to talk to the team behind this new and innovative business.

‘A giant in the fight for First Nations justice’

It is with great sadness that Reconciliation Australia sends our condolences to the family and friends of the Rev. Dr D. Gondarra OAM.