The Sydney area has been inhabited by indigenous Australians since the Upper Paleolithic period. The first British settlers arrived in 1788 to found Sydney as a penal colony, the first European settlement in Australia. Since convict transportation ended in the mid-19th century, the city has transformed from a colonial outpost into a major global cultural and economic centre.
The population of Sydney at the time of the 2011 census was 4.39 million, 1.5 million of which were born overseas, representing many different nationalities and making Sydney one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There are more than 250 different languages spoken in Sydney and about one-third of residents speak a language other than English at home.
The domain name was originally allocated by Jon Postel, operator of IANA to Kevin Robert Elz of Melbourne University in 1986. After an approximately five-year process in the 1990s, the Internet industry created a self-regulatory body called .au Domain Administration to operate the domain. It obtained assent from ICANN in 2001, and commenced operating a new competitive regime for domain registration on 1 July 2002. Since this new regime, any registration has to be ordered via a registrar.
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Sydney Kells (Valerie Bertinelli), the daughter of a now-deceased policeman, brings her New York City detective agency (in which she is the only investigator) back to her hometown and her family, including her over-protective brother Billy (Matthew Perry), himself a rookie cop. As she struggles to balance her personal and professional life, the main source of her work comes from an uptight lawyer (Craig Bierko), with whom she shares sexual chemistry. She and her best friend Jill (Rebeccah Bush) frequent a neighborhood bar run by Ray (Barney Martin), her father's old police partner.
A hoopoe feeds its young in Beijing. The nestlings deter predators by secreting a foul-smelling liquid that they rub into their plumage. SIPAASIA/REX. The Milky Way above Dorset... GRAHAM HUNT/ALAMY. Sponsored ... The Aje Resort 22 fashion show at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney was one of the first to be allowed a full audience again after lockdowns ... .
The fashion show was held at the Royal Botanic GardenSydney, with runway models showing off the label's upcoming resort 2022 collection ... The fashion show was held at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, with runway models showing off the label's upcoming resort 2022 collection.
Three months after Crown was declared unfit for a gambling licence at its new Sydney resort tower, Star said the share-swap takeover approach would create "one of the largest and most attractive integrated resort operators in the Asia Pacific region" ... Sydney's Star Casino complex is seen illuminated at night, February 15, 2016.
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australian casino operatorStarEntertainmentGroup on Monday proposed an all-stock buyout of larger rival Crown Resorts Ltd that it valued at A$9 billion ($7 billion), vying with two private equity giants for control of the troubled company.
Three months after Crown was declared unfit for a gambling license at its new Sydney resort tower, Star said the share-swap takeover approach would create “one of the largest and most attractive integrated resort operators in the Asia Pacific region”.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian casino operatorStarEntertainmentGroup on Monday proposed an all-stock buyout of larger rival Crown Resorts Ltd that it valued at A$9 billion ($7 billion), vying with two private equity giants for control of the troubled target.
The operator of Sydney's Star casino has made overtures to Crown Resorts about a proposed merger that would create a $12billion tourism and entertainment giant ... a merger with Crown that would see 2.68 Star shares exchanged for each Crown share (The Star in Sydney pictured).