Posted By: Gary @ Aug 17 2017, 07:07 PM in Australian Football League
This weeks guesses;
Adelaide V Sydney Bulldogs V Port Adelaide Collingwood V Geelong GWS V West Coast Gold Coast V Essendon Carlton V Hawthorn Melbourne V Brisbane St Kilda V North Melbourne Fremantle V Richmond ... [more]
Posted By: Flin @ Aug 15 2017, 07:54 AM in Cars - Bikes - Speed
Poo-powered car hits the streets of Brisbane
Every time a toilet is flushed in Brisbane's south and west it could be contributing to the fuelling of Australia's first poo-powered car.
Queensland Urban Utilities is saving millions of dollars every year as it uses the city's toilet waste to power up to 50 per cent of two of its largest sewage treatment plants, and now one of its fleet cars.
QUU spokeswoman Michelle Cull said one day the sewerage and water provider hoped to have an entire fleet of cars that could run on human waste.
Ms Cull was quick to debunk myths about the QUU car.
"We get asked all sorts of funny questions like does the car smell, or more]
Clergy Could Face Charges Over Failure to Report S
Posted By: Charles @ Aug 14 2017, 03:33 PM in CRIME -
Clergy may soon face charges over failure to report confessions of child sex abuse
AAP Monday, 14 August 2017 11:18AM
Clergy who refuse to report child sexual abuse because the information was received during a religious confession could face charges if recommendations for new institutional criminal offences are accepted.
The child abuse royal commission wants failure to report child sex abuse in institutions to be a criminal offence, extending to information given in religious confessions.
People in institutions who know, suspect or should have suspected a child is being sexually abused should face criminal charges, it says in its criminal justice report released on Monday.
Posted By: Charles @ Aug 14 2017, 03:00 PM in "Burning Questions"
Time for an open-ended question where FDNC members can share their experiences.
What sort of nicknames did you have as a child and do you have any now? What nicknames really amused you or struck you as really clever?
When I was in my early teens my myopia (short sighted) hadn't been detected. I used to quint to see the blackboard and was called "Jappy" by a couple of classmates. Over many years of playing cricket I was "CA". These are my first initials and after I printed CA before my surname in the scorebook "CA" stuck. To this day I am still "CA" when I catch up with old teammates.
I've come across a number of amusing nicknames over the years. One of my cricketing teammates was Phillip K. He was often called PK which led to some jokes about chewing gum but one of our players took to calling him "Nelson". It took a while before the connection to F1 driver Ne ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Aug 11 2017, 01:03 PM in Australian National News
Saudis were funding radicals in Australia, Perth Imam claims
Nick Butterly Friday, 11 August 2017 7:30AM
Imam Feizel Chotiah, Rabbi Dovid Frelich and the Rev. Dr John Shepherd were part of the Q&A panel discussion for Rotary of Perth.
A Perth imam claims he warned a senior security figure that the Saudi government was funding radicals in Australia but was shocked when the official admitted the problem was “above his pay grade”.
Imam Feizel Chothia told an interfaith forum that Australia was one of the safest countries from the threat of terrorism primarily because of the close relationship between local senior Islamic officials and ASIO and the Aust ... [more]
Child Protection Week promoter Michael Sharman ‘sexually assaulted’ girl, 13
THE face of a Child Protection Week event is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old Gympie girl, filming the attack and stalking her via the internet.
The Sunshine Coast Daily reports radio host, voice-over artist and aspiring comedian Ryan Michael Sharman is charged with four counts of carnal knowledge of a child under 16 years, making child exploitation material, unlawful stalking and enter dwelling with intent.
In 2015, the now 21-year-old Gympie man appeared in newspapers across Queensland, promoting a Child Protection Week activity.
Imposing strict bail conditions on Wednesday, Brisbane Supreme Court Justice Jean Dalton warned Mr Sharman he was not allowed to have ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Aug 7 2017, 02:20 PM in "Burning Questions"
This week's question, posted a little belatedly, is a "Who Am I?"
I was born in NSW a few months prior to the outbreak of WWII.
I attended boarding schools and colleges in Bathurst and Bellevue Hills before enrolling in the National Art School in the mid '50s.
In the early '60s I went to London where I was influenced by the modernist British Art movement. While there I gained a scholarship to study and work in New York. While there I met fellow artists and musicians including Janice Joplin and Bob Dylan. My work was influenced by the peace movement at the time. My work also is featured on a Dire Straits album.
I returned to Australia in the '70s and won many prestigious awards and prizes.
Sadly I became increasingly dependent on drugs and alcohol and ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Aug 7 2017, 09:13 AM in Other Sports
Betty Cuthbert, Australian athletics golden girl, has died
Monday, 7 August 2017 6:12AM
Australia's athletics golden girl died after a battle with multiple sclerosis. Betty Cuthbert, the original Aussie Golden Girl and who took the 1956 Melbourne Olympics by storm, has died aged 79 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.
Cuthbert was a four-time Olympic gold medallist, winning three at the 1956 Melbourne games in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay events.
She also won gold in the 400m eight years later at the Tokyo Olympics. Cuthbert picked three Commonwealth Games medals including gold in the 4x100m relay in Perth in 1962.