Tag: record

Record quantity of Victorian students anxiously await VCE results

Posted December 14, 2015 07:43:59 Photo: VCE final results will be delivered on the internet and by SMS from this morning. (ABC NEWS, file photo) A record number of Victorian secondary college students will locate out their VCE benefits this morning. Education Minister James Merlino said a lot more than 49,000 students across Victoria would…


Tasmanian farmers urged to plan ahead following driest spring on record

By Sallese Gibson Posted December 02, 2015 16:23:59 Photo: Tasmania has experienced its driest spring on record and farmers are becoming urged to turn to technology to keep afloat. (ABC News: Cate Grant) Automated irrigation systems and drought-resistant crops are amongst planning measures put forward to Tasmanian farmers experiencing unseasonably dry situations. The state has…


Cate Campbell breaks 100m freestyle world record at Short Course Championships

Posted November 28, 2015 19:33:00 Cate Campbell has set a one hundred metres freestyle planet record during the 200m final at the Australian Brief Course Championships in Sydney. Coach Simon Cusack challenged his star pupil to break the 51.38 mark set by Libby Trickett in 2009 following Saturday morning’s 200m heats. And the 23-year-old responded…


Canberra breaks Christmas tree lights record

Posted November 27, 2015 22:51:39 Photo: The record-breaking Christmas tree lights up for the initial time in Civic. (ABC News: Alexandra Beech) Map: Canberra 2600 Canberra has broken the planet record for the greatest quantity of lights adorning an artificial Christmas tree. The 22-metre tree in Civic was strung with 518,838 LED lights to raise…


2015 shaping up as hottest year on record

Updated November 25, 2015 22:50:04 This year is set to be the hottest on record, due to a robust El Nino season and global warming, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says. The WMO said temperatures had now risen 1 degree Celsius since the industrial revolution, with 2C regarded the limit to steer clear of harmful…


After raising record $3.4M on Kickstarter, UK drone startup collapses

Agen Sabung Ayam (credit: Torquing Group) The British drone startup that set a record for the most-funded European Kickstarter project earlier this year has now folded, according to a statement sent to backers on Wednesday. Earlier this month, cofounder and CEO Ivan Reedman abruptly left Torquing Group, citing “personal well being troubles and irreconcilable differences.”…