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Millions of viewers watch star-studded memorial to remember Shane Warne

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Cricket legend Shane Warne who died suddenly at the age of 52 this month has been fare welled in a star-studded memorial on Wednesday evening

One billion world-wide viewers watched Australia’s beloved ‘spin king’ being remembered by A-list sporting greats, celebrities and politicians.

The Sun reported an audience of 300 million in India watched the memorial, as well as millions in the UK, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Ed Sheeran and a host of former cricketers led the tributes to the Australian cricketing icon at the ceremony at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Sir Elton John – who performed a song for his great mate – along with actor Hugh Jackman and Kylie Minogue all appeared via video link to pay their respects.

His father, brother and three children all gave moving speeches in front of thousands of people in attendance.

His eldest child Brooke Warne broke hearts around the world as the 24 year-old held back tears saying how much she’ll miss her dad.

SHANE WARNE AND CHILDREN BROOKE (24), JACKSON (23) AND SUMMER (20)

Meanwhile in a moving speech, the youngest of the three children, Summer, says we were all robbed of time with Warne and she will cherish the 20 years of memories they had together.

Summer said her father would “always live forever inside my heart” in saddening scenes.

“Forever my dad, no matter where you are,” she said.

SUMMER WARNE

Warne’s father Keith said the former Australia international packed more into his life “than most people would in two lifetimes”.

In the service he told the crowd “Shane said of himself, ‘I smoked, I drank, and I played a little cricket’.

Shane Warne’s little brother Jason shared his favourite memories of ‘the best brother he could ask for’.

The service ended with the unveiling of the Shane Warne Stand at the MCG by Warne’s children.

SHANE WARNE STAND

Warne is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all-time, having claimed 708 Test wickets in 145 matches across a stellar 15-year international career.

So many people could relate to Warne, touched by the late cricketer’s friends and supporters including ex-teammates who shared heartfelt messages and speeches last night.

Fans laid flowers, beers and signs under his statue at the MCG while tributes for the legend continue to flood social media.

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Commercial real estate targeted for producing 40% of global emissions

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Commercial real estate contributes significantly to global emissions, with reports suggesting it makes up to 40% of the total – so is there a solution in sight?

Global strategies are setting out to transform this impact by promoting the development of sustainable buildings.

As climate change continues to be a pressing global issue, the commercial real estate sector must pivot towards more eco-friendly solutions.

One of the most impactful actions that can be taken to mitigate the environmental impact of commercial real estate is the implementation of building automation systems.

Louise Monger, Vice President, Digital Buildings of Schneider Electric, joins to share her key insights into the issue. #featured

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Australia’s electricity grid faces an urgent overhaul as consumption dramatically doubles

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By 2050, AEMO has predicted that Australia’s electricity use will double due to renewable energy and electrification, prompting a necessary overhaul of the country’s aging power grid.

The adoption of renewable energy sources and electrification is set to double Australia’s electricity consumption by 2050.

The fast-adoption has created an urgent need for reconfiguration and enhancement of the nation’s century-old electricity grid.

James Hunt, Pacific Vice President of Power Systems and Services of Schneider Electric joins to discuss. #featured

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House of the Dragon season 2 profits despite review scores

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Viewership Surge: 1 Million Revisit “House of the Dragon” Ahead of Season 2.

 

HBO took a big bet on its “Game of Thrones” spin-off, with one million people rewatching the first season of “House of the Dragon” in the days leading up to the Season 2 premiere, according to Warner Bros. Discovery. However, not all reviews have been glowing. #featured #trending

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