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Paul Pogba scored a late goal to earn France a hard-fought 2-1 win against Australia as technology played a major part in their opening World Cup Group C game on Saturday. Midfielder Pogba, who was criticised after recent below-par performances, found the back of the net with a lob after a fine one-two with second-half 
Proposed new defamation laws would allow corrupt companies such as the banks to sue whistleblowers and social media users. If the laws had been in force a few years ago it would mean we would never of had the Banking Royal Commission as most of the whistleblowers who sparked the Royal Commission would have been 
A couple of days ago, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia was opened by a match between Russia and Saudi Arabia national teams that many anticipated. At the grand opening of this event, Russias president Vladimir Putin announced that:
I congratulate the whole big, strong, multi-national football family from all over the world and welcome to the beginning of the planets main football tournament.
Even though soccer, or football as they call it in Europe, lies far beyond the boundaries of day-to-day politics, its hardly a secret to all those who have been following political events closely that it has been dominating the world of sports for quite some time. Its no wonder than that the world cup that has just opened attracts so much attention, as Russia and the Western world are engaged in the most intense and bitter geopolitical struggle since the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, what is even more intriguing, Russia appears to be winning.
Long before the grand opening of the 2018 World Cup, the deputies of the European Parliament announced their intention to declare a diplomatic boycott of this massive event. British authorities were first to officially announce the boycott of the FIFA World Cup, with a number of other countries joining them, including Iceland and Australia.
However, on the day Vladimir Putin made his greeting speech, most of the Western media sources had to acknowledge that the whole idea of a boycott was nothing but a big failure.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is the largest event that Russia hosts since the end of Soviet days, back when the United States and other countries chose to boycott of the Russia Olympics in 1980 because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Reuters notes.
Its rather symbolic that the new anti-Russian hysteria was launched after the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics that was the largest sports-related PR victory for Vladimir Putin until those very days. The Atlantic Council...
If Theresa May thinks this video will unite Britons she is off her freakin' nut! I do not give thanks for the Muslim negative contribution to the world at all. It's a nett value subtractor. "The end of the holy month of Ramadan is a time for Muslims to come...
With the opening of the new childrens hospital there has been interest in the origins of the first one, Princess Margaret. One popular retelling of the tale is:
In 1897, a young girl entered Charles Moores department store. She was drawn to an unusual moneybox into which she put three pennies. When Mr Moore asked her what she would like in return for her money, she asked to give it to the childrens hospital. Moore said there was no such hospital and the girl replied, Then why not have one? Moore responded, We certainly will, and we will start it with your pennies.
When Charles Moore told this story in 1909 at the opening of the hospital there wouldnt have been a dry eye in the room. And since Moore himself related the tale, it must be true. Mustnt it? Well, no, so let Dodgy Perth debunk it. But first, why is the moneybox always described as unusual?
The following section contains racially charged language and an image some may find offensive.
Moore said the moneybox was a negro one, where a coin placed into the hand would be thrown into the box. These were sometimes called jolly negro moneyboxes or, worse, greedy n****r boxes and were popular around the turn of the 20th century. Casual racism like this was the norm in the Perth of a century ago, so we shouldnt read too much into Moores story, or the fact that this box apparently stood on the hospitals front counter for years. However, to...
For over two months Julian Assange had no internet access and no contact with anyone besides his lawyer. Fifteen days is prohibited by the UN as prolonged solitary confinement under the Mandela Rules. His situation now appears unchanged except that he was visited last Thursday by two officials from Australias High Commission. It has not Continue reading "Assanges Ecuadorian Cave"
Markets always seem to be waiting for something and even today
it appears they were concerned about the BOJ and then later the
US/China Trade Talks. The result for cash was that the market felt
that the BOJ offered a helping hand after it today downplayed its
previous view on inflation. The subsequent bounce in the Nikkei
(+0.5%) was one of the few markets that managed a positive return
today. The other core market to benefit off of today events was the
Australian ASX (+1.25%), but that too saw currency declines -0.4%.
Shanghai and the Hang Seng
both lost around -0.6% as concerns escalate over the Trade Talks. SENSEX did well just to close unchanged as most of the afternoon session was spent in negative territory. However, the markets was probably helped by the continued decline in the INR, this evening closing with a 68 handle.
Europe was generally weaker across the board with the UKs FTSE (1.7%) being hit hardest. The UK continues to battle with BREXIT plans and so we are seeing the currency also under pressure and also market concerns surrounding US trade. Core Europe were also lower with DAX and CAC off around -0.6% the pair, whilst peripherals (IBEX, FTSE MIB) closed a little over 1% lower. The markets are still concerned about the ECBs possible tapering from QE from September. We did hear Draghi state that the door could remain open but these moves appear a little more concerning.
US core were waiting for more information about US/China trade tariffs and so were trading lower in the uncertainty. By the close all core had recovered much of the intraday declines closing just 80 points off on the DOW. Earlier in the session the DOW was down almost 300 points but had recovered by the close. Eventually, we heard the US put a Trade number of $50bn of charges on trade and later we hear China stated a $32bn number. The result of todays trading really blends into the previous rally and is having a negligible impact. It may be too early to make such a claim but the market consensus is that somehow these guys will work things out. US stocks still looking in good shape with gains of around 5% over the past month for NASDAQ and the broader S+P.
Japan 0.03%, US 2...
In August 2001, Australias dour Prime Minister John Howard demonstrated to the world what his countrys elite soldiers could do. Desperate, close to starvation and having been rescued at sea from the Palapa I in the Indian Ocean, refugees and asylum seekers on the Norwegian vessel, the MV Tampa, were greeted by the crack troops of the Special Air Services.
A bitter, politicised standoff ensued. The Norwegian vessel had initially made its way to the Indonesian port of Merak, but then turned towards the Australian territory of Christmas Island. Howard, being the political animal he was, had to concoct a crisis to distract. The politics of fear had a better convertibility rate than the politics of hope.
Australian authorities rebuked and threatened the container ships captain, claiming that if Rinnan refused to change course from entering Australias territorial sea, he would be liable to prosecution for people smuggling. The vessel was refused docking at Christmas Island. As was remarked a few years later by Mary Crock in the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal, The stand taken by Australia in August 2001 set a precedent that, if followed by other refugee receiving countries, could only worsen the already deplorable problems facing asylum seekers in the world today.
And so it has transpired. Italys response to the migrant rescue ship, MV Aquarius, eerily evoked the Tampa and its captains plight. The charity ship, carrying some 629 African refugees, found all Italian ports closed to it under the express orders of Matteo Salvini, who has debuted in stormy fashion as Italys new deputy prime minister and minister for the interior.
Salvini had, at first instance, pressed Malta to accept the human cargo, but only got an offer of assistance with air evacuations. The good God, he bitterly surmised, put Malta closer to Africa than Sicily. The result was initial diplomatic inertia, followed by growing humanitarian crisis, and a Spanish offer to accept the vessel.
The situation clearly, as it did in the case of the Tampa, was calculated for maximum political bruising. One of Salvinis many political hats is federal secretary of the populist Lega party, which capitalised, along with the Five Star Movement, on the shambles of Prime Minister Giuseppe Contes failure to form a government in May. The nature of that calculation was made clearer by the uneventful rescue of 937 refugees off the Libyan coast who were taken to Catania in Sicily by the Italian warship, the Diciotti on Tuesday. Little fuss arose from that engagement....
1806 - Some convicts decided on a change of scenery so they
lifted the brig 'Venus' from Port Dalrymple (in Tassie) and sailed
off into the sunset and over the ditch to NZ.
1801 - Lieut William Paterson founded a settlement on the Hunter River. Alas! He forgot the first rule in real estate - location, location, location, and thus it was kicked to the kerb (abandoned to you fancy-pants readers) in 1802.
1806 - Sydney's very first girl's school was opened by Mrs Williams while many parents breathed a sigh of relief and stopped eyeing off the latest line of chastity belts.
An early St Trinian's....?
1807 - The first Russian ship in Australian waters, the trading sloop Neva, 370 tons, popped into Sydney to share a bottle of voddy with the colonials. While anchored in Neutral Bay, Lieutenant Leonid Hagemeister collected Aboriginal weapons, which were sent to St. Petersburg
1828 - John Curtis was hanged at Sydney for the theft of a cow from the herd of William Wentworth, at Bringelly.
1828 - James (or Joseph) Johnson (also called Philip Macauley, Phillip Gawley) was hanged at Sydney for highway robbery and assault of George Tills outside Liverpool.
1857 - Beginning the looong tradition of pollies wasting time & money by "looking into it" Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, headed a select committee established to inquire into federation of the Australia's colonies.
1869 Explorer Charles Sturt dropped off the perch.
1879 - Proving that scratching about in the dirt isn't just a fun hobby prospectors John Atherton and James Robson tripped over tin deposits on the tablelands inland from Cairns, Queensland.
1884 - The Bendigo Railway Line (Vic) was opened from the glorious Castlemaine Station (Maldon Junction) to equally delicious Maldon Station.
1885 - Not to be outdone by Benders transport improvements, Ballarat saw the launch of the Golden City steamer on Lake Wendouree.
1887 - Queen's College at Uni of Melbourne (named for the Jubilee of Queen Vicky's reign), was founded by the Reverend William Quick (Founders Day) on the piece of land granted by the Victorian Government to the Methodist Church.
1888 - Melbourne Footy Club were trying to spread the love of the game in Banana Bender country where they played a match against QLD at the Exhibition Ground.
Melbourne 6.16 defeated Queensland 3.5 (Attendance: 5,000)
1903 - The Lake Condah Mission Aboriginals formed an unbeatable football team in 1902, the Darlot Creek Wanderers which the Hamilton Spectator reported on this day having won by 52 points against Condah.
1906 The town of Roma, Queensland became the first town in Australia to be lit and powered by natural gas, however the gas reserve only lasts ten days.
1917 - Christian William Benzing was hanged at L...
Ecuador is negotiating with authorities in the United Kingdom, where Assange has been granted political asylum in Ecuador's London embassy since 2012. Ecuador is exploring possible ways to resolve the situation of Australian activist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that are "not traumatic," Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said on Wednesday. Valencia said Ecuador is negotiating with authorities in the United Kingdom, where Assange has been granted political asylum in Ecuador's London embassy since 2012, but with increasing restrictions.
Tropical cyclones are moving more slowly. As temperatures rise, the pace at which a hurricane storms across a landscape has slowed perceptibly in the last 70 years. But the slowdown means each hurricane has more time to do more damage and deliver more flooding.
Tropical cyclones over land have slowed down 20% in the Atlantic, 30% in the northwestern Pacific and 19% in the Australian region, said James Kossin, of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations national centres for environmental information.
These trends are almost certainly increasing local rainfall totals and freshwater flooding, which is associated with a very high mortality risk.
He reports in the journal Nature that thanks to atmospheric warming as a consequence of the profligate combustion of fossil fuels in the last century, the summer tropical circulation has slowed and, along with it, hurricane and typhoon speeds. Overall, since 1940, cyclone movements have slowed by 10%; over some land areas, they have slowed much more.
But as the temperature goes up, the capacity of the atmosphere to hold moisture increases by at least 7% with each degree Centigrade. That means a tropical cyclone a whirling system of terrifying winds bearing huge quantities of water has both more water, and more time to drop it over land.
And Dr Kossin cites the example of Hurricane Harvey which in 2017 dumped more than 1.25 metres of water on Houston, Texas and the surrounding countryside in just five days. Devastating floods displaced 30,000 people, and 89 died. Economic losses were assessed at more than $126bn.
This shift in what researchers call the translation speed is new and is only the latest study in a procession of alarming findings about the response of the winds in a warming world.
Researchers have already established that hurricanes are gaining in ferocity that is, becoming more intense at a faster rate than they did decades ago. They have warned that windstorms capacity to damage the worlds economy is on the increase directly because of global warming and consequent climate change, and they have identified a trend in hurricane geography: the storms are moving further north, in the northern hemisphere....
The discovery changes our understanding of the basic mechanism of photosynthesis and should rewrite the textbooks. It will also tailor the way we hunt for alien life and provide insights into how we could engineer more efficient crops that take advantage of longer wavelengths of light. The discovery, published today in Science, was led by Imperial College London, supported by the BBSRC, and involved groups from the ANU in Canberra, the CNRS in Paris and Saclay and the CNR in Milan. The vast majority of life on Earth uses visible red light in the process of photosynthesis, but the new type uses near-infrared light instead. It was detected in a wide range of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) when they grow in near-infrared light, found in shaded conditions like bacterial mats in Yellowstone and in beach rock in Australia. As scientists have now discovered, it also occurs in a cupboard fitted with infrared LEDs in Imperial College London.
Crypto investors in Australia should expect scrutiny from the tax authority, experts say
The State Government is seeking to have an anti-vaccination billboard pulled down in Perth, after doctors complained it was posing a public health risk. The billboard has sparked outrage among Australian doctors and authorities who [...]
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Undoubtedly, sellers are in charge and it"s solely because of this that the cryptocurrency market cap is down $25 billion in the last four days or so. But, this is coming at the expense of other coins because Bitcoin controls 
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STUDY: Left-wing Aussies are anxious about expressing political
views online: According to new research, almost half of
Australians are worried about what their friends, family and
colleagues will think of them if they express their political views
on social media. This is an important contribution to understanding
the changing nature of the Australian public sphere and the way
citizens moderate their behaviour in different media settings.
The finding is contained in the latest Digital News Report: Australia 2018, released by the University of Canberra yesterday.
Reporter: "You're defending now Kim Jong Un's human rights records. How can you do that?" .@POTUS: "You know why? Because I don't want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family." pic.twitter.com/H50VJuP9xr Fox News (@FoxNews) June 15, 2018 hfg
A new anti-vaccination billboard in Perth has sparked outrage amongst Australian doctors and caused a dispute to flare on social media. The ad poses the controversial question "Do you know what's in a vaccine?" The billboard was met with fierce criticism from Australian doctors and the authorities, which vowed to pull it down, as social media users argued about whether this could violate freedom of speech. Placed on a street corner, the billboard provided a link to an American anti-vaccination group called 'Learn The Risk.' It defines its mission as one of raising people's awareness of "the dangers of pharmaceutical products, including vaccines." However, the message wasn't received so well by the Australian Medical Association. As soon as the billboard was spotted, the Association insisted on having it pulled down by the local authorities. Their outrage was reinforced by Health Minister Roger Cook, who in turn branded the billboard "nasty and devious" and warned that its "misleading" nature could seriously endanger people's lives. Cook vowed to pull all the necessary strings to have it removed as soon as possible and said he was considering toughening laws to fight against this sort of "misinformation."
Even though Frances first encounter with its Australian rival wont be held at the World Cup till tomorrow, Frenchman Antoine Griezmann scored two goals yesterday. But not in any Russian stadium about 750 meters away from the barbed wire between Israel and Gaza.
The real blonde-haired Griezmann was represented by his number 7 blue shirt, worn by the 25-year-old Rami Jendia, who played for a Gaza sport club in a simulation match of the World Cup, held at Malaka, the base camp for the Great March of Return protests in Gaza. In the simulation, 14 amputee players played who had lost a leg from Israeli fire either from the weekly marches that began March 31, or from three wars on Gaza over the past decade.
The simulation-team players wore T-shirts from several countries participating in the World Championships. They were not able to buy only French and Australian jerseys because they are not available in sport equipment stores in the blockaded Strip.
The short game lasted only one-sixth the length of a real match, due to the stress on the players who were forced to jump on one foot all the match time. It kicked off after 13 hours of continuous fasting of the last day of the Holy Ramadan month.
Hamza Sersawi, 23, who symbolized the Manchester Citys superstar Leroy Sane, preferred to play as a goalkeeper, despite suffering paralysis on his left side of body and unable to repel his opponents balls.
There are people on this planet who love life and love sport, and not being forced to be killed or wired to deprive their freedom, Sersawi, who represented his countrys 2012 athletics national team, told ...
An anti-vaccine billboard is now displayed over a heavily trafficked corner in Perth, causing a slew of controversy in the area. Residents are upset that the owner of the billboard accepted money from the American...
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[This was published June 13, 2018 at www.ageofautism.com]
By Teresa Conrick
For years now, parents of children on the autism spectrum have been on the internet and social media sharing their stories. Many, like me, have had horror stories of their child being sick too often and then abrupt and bizarre behaviors would appear. Strep throat was often a trigger for us.
- The strep infection triggers a misdirected immune response causing inflammation within the basal ganglia, a portion of the brain responsible for speech, involu...
The number of Indigenous businesses is growing by about 23% per year which is almost four times higher growth than businesses owned by non-Indigenous Australians.
The ILUA area roughly includes Mundubbera, Gayndah, Murgon,
Goomeri, Cherbourg, Kingaroy, Nanango and Yarraman.
Apical ancestors are listed as
Jenny and David Carlo (parents of Princess Carlo)
Minnie Bly (mother of Thomas Simpson), Ethel and Bill Button
Maggie Hart (mother of Crabbie Chapman and Henry Hart)
Mother of Willie Boy Pickering
Emily of Degilbo, mother of Annie.
King Billy and Maria of Boondooma (parents of Tommy Dodd of Taabinga)
Kitty (mother of Jack Bulong)
Kitty of Boonara
Stockman Bligh and Aggie Bligh
Tommy (aka Boondoon) and Maggie (parents of Willie Bone), Billy McKenzie (father of Chlorine McKenzie), Chlorine McKenzie
Kitty (mother of Jenny Lind), Jenny Lind and Mick Buck
Appeared in the Koori Mail of June 13, 2018
Barkandji People Proposed ILUA
Proposed ILUA area roughly centred on Menindee and includes Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Ivanhoe and Mildura.
The apical ancestors are listed as follows
Manfred Mary / Mary Johnson / Mary Brodie
Cuthero Jack Brown
Susan Webster also known as Annie Webster
Jack Doctor Benson
Taylor Matjulum Gibson
Cate Newton / Maggie Tyler
Tall Boy Keegan
Fanny Buugali Williams
Appeared in the Koori Mail of June 13, 2018
Some items of interest are
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage of the Menindee Lakes Area
Part 1 Aboriginal Ties to the Land
Sarah Martin 2001
Corner Talk - An Annales Influernced Narrative from the Corner Country of NSW
Sarah Martin 2004
Humpy, House and Tin Shed
Aboriginal Settlement History on the Darling River
Paul Memmott, Published I B Fell Research Centre, University of Sydney, 1991
Menindee Mission Station 1933 1949 and Carowra Tank Aboriginal School
Beverley and Don Elphick 2000
The Tin Camp - A Study of Contemporary Aboriginal Architecture in North Western NSW
Stephanie Diana Smith
Master of Architecture Thesis, University of Queensland, 1996
Aboriginal Cultural Association with Mutawintji National Park
Dr Jeremy Beckett, Dr Luise Hercus, Dr Sarah Martin
edited by Claire Colyer 2008
For many writers, especially liberals, thinking and writing about politics isnt a precursor to changing the world, it is an alternative to doing so. Thats particularly the case since writing and reading are individualistic, middle-class pursuits deeply marked by the cultural logic of capitalism.
The Queensland Governments budget, which was handed down this week, features $2.3 million of funding over four years for the states Anti-Discrimination Commission to help it administer the Human Rights Act that the Government will soon be introducing.
Lee Carnie, a Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, said it was great to see the Queensland Government moving to protect peoples civil and political rights in the law.
"A Human Rights Act will better protect Queenslanders human rights in law. It will require the government to think about peoples rights when making laws and policies and delivering services like housing, aged care and disability services. It will give people a way to hold the government to account if it crosses the line and breaches rights. It will make Queensland a better and fairer state," Lee Carnie said.
The Palaszczuk Government committed in 2016 to introduce a Human Rights Act and this morning Deputy Premier Jackie Trad confirmed the legislation will be unveiled in the coming months.
It is understood the legislation will be modelled on Victorias Charter of Human Rights. Lee Carnie said Queensland should learn from the Victorian experience and ensure that people have a simple and accessible mechanism to enforce their rights.
"To be effective, its vital that a Queensland Human Rights Act enables people to take action when their rights are being violated. Its good to have your human rights articulated, but what people actually need is an ability to enforce them," said Lee Carnie.
Queensland will become the third Australian jurisdiction to protect human rights in law - the Australian Capital Territory adopted its Human Rights Act in 2004 and Victoria adopted its Charter of Human Rights in 2006.
Lee Carnie said it was time to also properly protect human rights at a national level.
"Given the importance of 'the fair go' in our culture, its really surprising that Australia is the only western democracy that doesnt have a charter or bill of rights. An Australian Charter of Human Rights will better protect our fundamental values in our laws. It will help to ensure that everyone gets a fair go," said Lee Carnie.
For interviews or further information please call:
Tom Clarke, Director of Campaigns, Human Rights Law Centre, 0422 545 763
NSW resident and non member of the Queensland parliament, Dee Madigan, has been referred to the states ethics committee for ridiculing Jarrod Bleijie MP. Author and Gruen panelist, Dee Madigan, has been referred to Queenslands parliamentary ethics committee for ridiculing in a Tweet the Liberal National Party (LNP) member for the state seat of Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie. Last month, this blogger made a Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) of a scene in the Queensland Parliament in which Mr Bleijie tore up papers and threw them on the floor during debate on changes to the states vegetative management act. Mr Bleijie had been unhappy that the hours of parliament had been extended to 
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Be wary of the Chinese technological behemoth, goes the current cry from many circles in Australias parliament. Cybersecurity issues are at stake, and the eyes of Beijing are getting beadier by the day.
The seedy involvement of Australia in the Solomon Islands, ostensibly to block the influence of a Chinese companys investment venture, is simply testament to the old issues surrounding empire: If your interests are threatened, you are bound to flex some muscle, snort a bit, and, provided its not too costly, get your way. Not that Canberras muscle is necessarily taut or formidable in any way.
The inspiration behind Canberras intervention was an initial contract between Huawei and the Solomon Islands involving the Chinese giant in a major role building the high-speed telecommunications cable between Sydney and Honiara. Even more disconcerting might be the prospects that it would work, supplying a cable that would enable the Chinese to peer into the Australias own fallible network.
What made this particular flexing odd was the spectacle of an Australian prime minister congratulating himself in securing tax payer funding for the building of a 4,000 kilometre internet cable even as the domestic National Broadband Network stutters and groans. Another juicy point is that Huawei was banned from applying for tendering for the NBN in 2012.
As the worlds second largest maker of telecommunications equipment was told, there is no role for Huawei in Australias NBN. The then Attorney-General Nicola Roxon explained that the move was consistent with the governments practice for ensuring the security and resilience of Australias critical infrastructure more broadly. Better an incompetent local provider of appropriate values than a reliable foreign entity.
The move against Huawei has largely centered on fears voiced by the intelligence community in various states that Beijing might be getting a number up on their competitors. In February this year, the FBI Director Chris Wray expressed the US governments concern about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that dont share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks. Doing so would enable them to maliciously modify or steal information and provide the capacity to conduct undetected espionage.
Such comments tend to suggest envy; the US intelligence community chiefs know all too we...
A new way of processing broccoli could help you get your servings of vegetables, while dealing with the wastage of unsightly food. Were talking dried, ground to fine powder, and stirred into your coffee. If it sounds gross, well, it might be. According to the drinks Australian creators, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Hort 
Scientists from Australia said they have discovered a novel process used by the human immune system to kill and clear malaria. According to findings from a new study published in medical journal BMC Medicine, the discovery could help develop highly effective vaccines for malaria. Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through 
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wild kangaroo hopping along the coast of Queensland, Australia,
got a surprise.
The kangaroo had been exploring just behind a seawall in the town of Sandgate on Thursday morning when suddenly there was less ground to hop on and less, and still less.
The tide was rising and soon the little kangaroo was knee-deep in water. And then she was neck-deep.
Credit: Queensland Fire & EmergencyThankfully, people spotted her. She was peeking over the wall, looking totally at a loss.
Credit: Queensland Fire & EmergencyRescuers were sure to snap a few photos of their wild citizen in need as she hung out beside them, drying off on dry land.
Credit: Queensland Fire & EmergencyThis isn't the first time Australians have jumped at the chance to save their unique wildlife from trouble. In April, another kangaroo stuck in mud got a nice helping hand from a couple of teenagers who happened to be bicycling by.
Students from Charles Sturt University have been accused of participating in a racist and grotesque event held at the Black Swan Hotel in Wagga Wagga on Thursday evening, which included five individuals dressing up as members of the Ku Klux Klan and a sixth member dressing up in blackface as a cotton picker.
The photo was posted on Instagram and Facebook, accompanied by the caption Very very politically incorrect. Cotton prices are unreal though so its a great time to be pickin.
A Facebook post organising the unofficial university event has also surfaced. It reads:
Calling all Motts, Notts and those in between,
As exams have just commenced we are already looking forward to the end of them and thus, the idea of the muddy duck [aka The Black Swan]two dayer has been born. It will consist of Thursday night- politically incorrect themed session kicking off at 7.30pm. Tippo will be providing the usual quality drink specials. So grab a kit that would legally get you in shit and hood right in.
The post ends by wishing student Goodluck in their upcoming exams.
The Black Swan has responded with an apology stating that the pub was made aware of a (sic) incident unbeknownst to staff.
To all that message. Thank you very much for your message.We were unaware of this behaviour happening out the back of the pub, however we have immediately dealt with this.
We have zero tolerance and do not condone this sort of behaviour.
Members of the public were quick to push back arguing that the pub should have been aware and that based on the photos, the individual appeared to have been served alcohol.
In a second photo also believed to involve Charles Sturt University students, three individuals can be seen dressed as...
Many people already realize that dolphins are extremely
intelligent animals with
close and complex social relationships but scientists just
discovered another fascinating behavior that shows how similar to
human beings these creatures are.
Scientists from the Dolphin Alliance Project were listening to the particular whistles made by bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia, when they started to notice a pattern.
Credit: ShutterstockResearchers have been studying these dolphins for decades. They already knew that young male dolphins have a distinct whistle they use to introduce themselves to groups and they believed that once the dolphins got older and bonded with a few other guy friends, this distinctive whistle that was the individual's name fell away.
Credit: ShutterstockEven though the male bottlenose dolphins were adults, scientists could still hear the signature whistles of 17 individuals. So the male dolphins who incidentally have also been seen giving each other friendly slaps with their flippers, almost like high fives were still using their individual names, even after they'd become part of a closely bonded social group.
Yesterday we heard from former SASR trooper John Anon who wrote: Right now the Chief of Defence Force is doing immense damage to our troops deployed in Afghanistan. Australian taxpayers are paying for ads in the Afghani press encouraging Afghanis to dob in Australian troops for war crimes. How idiotic...
Levi Tilleman is a greenie "clean energy entrepreneur" standing for congress. His main apparent claim to fame is "Worked for Obama". Levi, AKA The Village Idiot reckons guns are bad. He reckons pepper spray is better. To prove his point, the clown sits down for a huge squirt of the...
This text exchange is between FBI agent Peter Strzok (who was directly in charge of the Hillary email investigation - known inside the FBI as the 'Midyear Investigation') and FBI special legal counsel Lisa Page who also worked on the Clinton write-off. US DoJ Inspector General report into FBI, Clinton...
1795 - Captain William Paterson tattled to the Home Office
in London that there were now 400 settlers, with their families, on
land extending 30 miles along both banks of the Hawkesbury
1795 - Collins referred to the hostilities at the Hawkesbury as an open war between the settlers and the Darug, who carried off the ripe corn in blankets and nets. William Rowe and his son were killed at Richmond Hill. Within a few weeks five people have been killed and several wounded, Colonel Paterson advises London.
Paterson, who had led expeditions against the Hottentots at the Cape of Good Hope, despatched 60 New South Wales Corps troops from Parramatta to the Hawkesbury River. They were ordered to destroy as many as they could meet of the wood tribe (Be-dia-gal); and in the hope of striking terror, to erect gibbets in different places, whereon the bodies of all they might kill were to be hung.
In Sydney, Pemulwuy, or some of his party wounded a convict near the Brickfield Village huts.
1798 - The Norfolk, a sloop built on Norfolk Island, arrived at Port Jackson.
This may not excite you but the convicts were simply overjoyed!
1804 - The Sullivan Cove settlement wasn't happy with it's title so it changed into something more comfortable, Hobart Town.
1821 - Alexander McDonald of the Field of Mars received permission to cut 10,000 feet of cedar and employ David Anderson, William Davis, free, James Perry, T of L, and William Clarke, prisoner.
1838 - Bryant Flannigan was hanged at Sydney for the murder of John Nagle, "Big Mary" Nagle and Patrick Riley at Bunbejong, near Mudgee.
1838 - Daniel Maloney was hanged at Sydney for the murder of Thomas Mahoney at Hassan's Walls.
1838 - Dennis Haberlin (Haverden) was hanged at Sydney for robbery at the house of John and Sarah Rawles and the attempted rape of Sarah Rawles, at Woodford Bay, Longueville.
1838 - Thomas Ribbands was hanged at Sydney for putting in fear and burglary from the house of Ann Jones, at Taree. Ann's husband John had been stabbed to death by one of their servants, Edward Tufts, earlier that year.
1839 - NSW was getting too big for it's boots so it pushed the boundaries out to include "portions of NZ that The Crown might acquire". So shove over and give us room to stick our aching feet in your hot springs.
1843 - The first elections for the NSW Legislative Council were held.
1845 - The Mitchell River, in QLD discovered explorer Ludwig Leichhardt.
1862 - 150 years ago saw the largest gold robbery in Oz history when that gang of naughty lads Frank Gardiner, Ben Hall, Johnny Gilbert and Dan Charters held up the Lachlan Gold Escort at Eugowra Rocks.
1874 - Brisvegas's first 'permanent' Victoria Bridge opened, with a swinging span for tall vessels. A Cobb and Co coach was first vehicle to gallop across.
Earliest Human Presence in North America Dated to the Last Glacial
Maximum: New Radiocarbon Dates from Bluefish Caves, Canada:
The timing of the first entry of humans into North America is still hotly debated within the scientific community. Excavations conducted at Bluefish Caves (Yukon Territory) from 1977 to 1987 yielded a series of radiocarbon dates that led archaeologists to propose that the initial dispersal of human groups into Eastern Beringia (Alaska and the Yukon Territory) occurred during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). This hypothesis proved highly controversial in the absence of other sites of similar age and concerns about the stratigraphy and anthropogenic signature of the bone assemblages that yielded the dates. The weight of the available archaeological evidence suggests that the first peopling of North America occurred ca. 14,000 cal BP (calibrated years Before Present), i.e., well after the LGM. // Lauriane Bourgeon, Ariane Burke, Thomas Higham Published: January 6, 2017
As the world moves towards trade war, International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials are ringing that warning bell.
Last Monday in Berlin, its Managing Director Christine Legarde, warned that the clouds on the horizon are getting darker by the day.
The biggest and darkest cloud that we see is the deterioration in confidence that is prompted by [the] attempt to challenge the way in which trade has been conducted, in which relationships have been handled and the way in which multilateral organisations have been operating.
Legardes comments were prompted by the mess at the end of the G7 gathering in Quebec (Canada), which resulted in U.S. President Donald Trump attacking the Canadian leader and imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium on Canada, Mexico and the European Union. All three have announced retaliatory measures.
China has been threatened with tariffs on exported goods to the tune of $50 billion and has responded with a similar threat of US goods.
World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director Roberto Azvedo has weighed in, to say that rising tensions risk a major economic impact, undermining the strongest sustainable period of trade growth since the financial crisis.
Of course, both officials represent key global organisations that played important roles in building the global regime that preceded more recent developments. The call was to institute what was referred to as free trade, but what it was mostly about was the complete deregulation and liberalisation of investment.
The result was a massive rise in the monopolisation of the global and many national economies, as the big global banks and other financial institutions became undisputed masters of everything.
We have to go back to the 1960s, when the post-war boom had started to run out of steam. The rate of return on investments was falling, especially in the United States. A global debt crisis had become obvious. The gold standard went in 1968, to be replaced by the American dollar and soon joined with a flexible exchange rate regime.
These things are mentioned, because they are the backdrop to the regime that was subsequently put in place. The liberalisation of finance was a response to a developing crisis, through providing new opportunities for investment, and therefore, new avenues for profit. There was much talk about creating a level playing field, but the truth was that the regime favoured the biggest players, at the expense of everyone else.
Like water seeking the point of least resistance to move along, investment seeks the route to the highest return. The problem had been that the return on existing investments was falling.
Everything was justified under the banner of neoliberalism, and its promoters began to call themselves libertarians. The new regime was said to be the road to freedom.
Unchecked, investment form the big players flowed into th...
Key economic forums in cities across Eurasia point the way to new power structures rising to challenge Western dominance Ahead of the crucial Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao this coming weekend, three other recent events have offered clues on how the new world order is coming about. The Astana Economic Forum in Kazakhstan centered on how mega-partnerships are changing world trade. Participants included the president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Jin Liqun; Andrew Belyaninov from the Eurasian Development Bank; former Italian Prime Minister and president of the EU Commission Romano Prodi; deputy director-general of the WTO Alan Wolff; and Glenn Diesen from the University of Western Sydney. Diesen, a Norwegian who studied in Holland and teaches in Australia, is the author of a must-read book, Russia's Geoeconomic Strategy for a Greater Eurasia, in which he analyzes in excruciating detail how Moscow is planning "to manage the continent from the heartland by enhancing collective autonomy and influence, and thus evict US hegemony directed from the periphery." In parallel, as Diesen argues, Moscow aims "to ensure the sustainability of an integrated Eurasia by establishing a balance of power or 'balance of dependence' to prevent the continent from being dominated by one power, with China being the most plausible candidate." In a nutshell; this New Great Game installment revolves around "Russia's strategy to enhance its bargaining power with the West by pivoting to the East."
"Absolutely". Julie Bishop on whether Australian taxpayers should be forced to handover more money so she can give it to people in other countries. Julie Bishop must be preparing for life after the Liberal Party. Absolutely.
Hillary Assassinated Stevens! Boom!
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 18:46
Source: Before Its News
Tom Heneghan just put out shocking news in his latest briefing with Stew Webb.today. Heneghan is very worried Trump is being blackmailed to do an interview with Mueller! Dont do it! ARREST them all!
Hillary Clinton had Ambassador Chris Stevens Assassinated! It wasnt just her failing to send a rescue team that killed Ambassador Stevens and the other brave men, it was an absolute assassination of Chris Stevens! She gave his exact location to the terrorists because Stevens was going to veto the Turkish arms deal that made the Clinton foundation a lot of money! This can now be proven! Why is she still walking around! Arrest her and begin military tribunals! She spied on America her entire career. She worked with Jonathan Pollard the biggest spy in history who killed dozens of CIA agents while at the Rose Law firm! Nobody even mentions this little tidbit.
Also covered is new information about Rod Rosenstein. His real reason for going to Canada was to cover his butt and make sure all documents from British Intelligence concerning their spying on Donald Trump and the American people were shredded! QAnon mentioned this trip to a 5 Eyes country in one of their updates! Canada is one of the 5 Eyes countries that cooperates on all manner of spying. The 5 Eyes countries are the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. They have a spying alliance.
The Wall Street Journal has made a list of 25 technology firms to watch this year. It features a total of five different blockchain companies, as well those dedicated to researching cyber security and artificial intelligence.
In case you didnt realise, NewsBTC is all about Bitcoin and blockchain. For that reason, were only going to discuss the WSJ picks that relate to those sectors. You can find the full list of the companies over at the Wall Street Journals website though.
The WSJs highest ranked blockchain or cryptocurrency firm was Blockstream Corp. This Montreal start-up was founded in 2014 by a team including Dr. Adam Back, Matt Corallo, and Alexander Fowler. It currently employees a total of 50 staff.
Blockstream Corp. are currently working on the Bitcoin network, trying to develop technology to facilitate micropayments. Theyre also looking to create a cryptocurrency data feed with the Intercontinental Exchange.
A company that we recently reported about here at NewsBTC also made the WSJ list. R3 are their number six pick. Last week, there were rumours circulating that they were operating at a loss. However, the company itself deny these reports.
R3 are developing a blockchain-based platform dedicated to facilitating secure transactions between companies and financial institutions. Theyre based in New York and were founded in 2015.
Digital Asset Holdings LLC
Another blockchain company that has clearly impressed the staff at the Wall Street Journal is Digital Asset Holdings LLC. Like R3, this New York-based firm has been working on making transactions between financial institutions quick and secure. Theyre also working closely with Australias bi...
If you: Set up pay-to-play operation while US Secretary of State and pull in hundreds of millions in suspect donations from foreign powers. And if you: Operate the unlawful scheme through unlawful private communications networks to defeat FOI scrutiny and government oversight. But you are Hillary! Sorry, no prosecution is...
The Australian Environment Foundation has secured a former prime minister to speak. But what does it actually do?Securing a former prime minister to speak at your organisation is no doubt a coup for many groups.Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy recently got Kevin Rudd. Australia's Nelson Mandela Day committee has snaffled Julia Gillard for their next annual lecture. Continue reading...
Later today the Inspector General (ie watchdog) of the US Department of Justice will release its report into the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Clinton ran the family's pay-to-play scam through her private email server while she was the US Secretary of State. The private server was...
An Australian man who alleges Google defamed him on Wednesday won a court battle to sue the search engine giant. Milorad "Michael" Trkulja was shot in the back in 2004 in a restaurant in Melbourne, Australia's second largest city. The Australian High Court unanimously ruled in favor of Trkulja, supporting his allegation that a Google search of his name could indicate to an ordinary person he was "somehow associated with the Melbourne criminal underworld." Trkulja had successfully argued in the Victoria state Supreme Court in 2012 that Google defamed him by publishing photos of him linked to hardened criminals of Melbourne's underworld.
The Facebook app uses your smartphone microphone to secretly listen to conversations and then serve ads based on what it hears, according to an Australian investigation. According to Dr. Peter Henway, senior security consultant for cybersecurity [...]
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Last night the Saudi coalition launched its attack on the city of Hodeidah in Yemen. Hodeidah is the only Yemeni harbor on the Red Sea coast that can take large vessels. It is ruled by the Houthi who in 2014 took over the capital Sanaa and disposed of the Saudi installed Hadi government. 90% of the food for the 18 million people living in Houthi controlled areas comes through Hodeidah.
Saudi-owned satellite news channels and later state media announced the battle had begun, citing military sources. They also reported coalition airstrikes and shelling by naval ships.The initial battle plan appeared to involve a pincer movement. Some 2,000 troops who crossed the Red Sea from an Emirati naval base in the African nation of Eritrea landed west of the city with plans to seize Hodeidas port, Yemeni security officials said.
Emirati forces with Yemeni troops moved in from the south near Hodeidas airport, while others sought to cut off Houthi supply lines to the east, the officials said.
The port is now classified as a zone of active military conflict. Prolonged fighting may well destroy the port infrastructure. Even if the Saudi coalition forces take and reopen it they will continue to block food supplies for the central highlands of Yemen. They want to starve the Houthis into submission.
The attack from the south includes 3,000 to 5,000 troops under the command of Tariq Sale, a cousin of the recently killed former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh. They have been equipped with trucks and new weapons by the UAE. More forces are on their way from Aden and Taiz. They are supported by Emirati artillery, tanks and Saudi aerial bombing. The Saudi coalition forces are commanded by former officers from Australia, the U.S. and UK who have been hired by the UAE.
The New York Times editors do not want to understand the real problem with this attack:
A coalition led by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is poised to attack the Red Sea port of Al Hudaydah, the home to 600,000 Yemenis and the lifeline for humanitarian aid that sustains most of the countrys people.
Experts have predicted that 250,000 people could be killed or displaced in the offensive.
The NYT is in principle supporting the Saudi attack. It wants the Houthis removed. It f...
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