Turnbull criticised for being condescending on Q&A
Posted By: Bear @ Yesterday at 02:46 pm in Australian - Latest Political Stories
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull criticised for being condescending on Q&A.
MALCOLM Turnbull’s appearance on Q&A last night has backfired badly, with the prime minister accused of bullying and patronising members of the audience.
Mr Turnbull was once beloved for his leather-jacket clad appearances on the panel show and was expected to breeze through the evening after delivering same-sex marriage, but the Prime Minister was surprisingly combative with questioners and even sighed loudly at one member of the public.
The first of a number of heated exchanges began with host Virginia Trioli, after she asked him about the leaking of Labor senator Sam Dastyari’s conversations with wealthy Chinese donor Huang Xiangmo.
Trioli asked the PM if he was concerned about the lea ... [more]
Posted By: Michael.W @ Yesterday at 11:00 am in Australian - Latest Political Stories
Sam Dastyari resigns from Parliament, says he is 'detracting from Labor's mission' amid questions over Chinese links
Labor senator Sam Dastyari has said he will not return to the Senate next year, amid questions over his links to China.
"Today, after much reflection, I've decided that the best service I can render to the federal parliamentary Labor Party is to not return to the Senate in 2018," he told reporters at a media conference in Sydney today.
"I've been guided by my Labor values, which tell me that I should leave if my ongoing presence detracts from the pursuit of Labor's mission. "It is evident to me we are at that point, so I will spare the party any further distraction."
Posted By: Charles @ Dec 11 2017, 06:18 PM in Interesting/Amusing Youtubes & Videos
This video brought a tear to my eye. The young lad expresses the torment he suffers so well. His mother posted this on facebook and he has received lots of supportive responses as you will see at the end of the clip.
Posted By: Charles @ Dec 10 2017, 06:40 PM in FAKE NEWS
London’s top restaurant The Shed at Dulwich has one problem: it’s a TripAdvisor fake
Eli Rosenberg Sunday, 10 December 2017 10:20AM
Arty-looking dishes were made of household products like bleach tablets and shaving cream.
London’s top restaurant The Shed at Dulwich has one problem: it’s a TripAdvisor fake.
It was a unique restaurant in London and certainly the hardest to get into. And it beat out thousands of upscale restaurants in the city to earn the top ranking on the popular review site TripAdvisor for a time, drawing a flood of interest. There was just one small problem: It didn’t exist.
Posted By: Charles @ Dec 9 2017, 09:42 AM in Australian Business & Financial News
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Posted By: Flin @ Dec 7 2017, 09:16 AM in Australian Business & Financial News
Volkswagen executive gets seven years jail over emissions fraud
A US-based Volkswagen AG executive who oversaw emissions issues has been sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $US400,000 for his role in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $US30 billion.
The prison sentence and fine for the executive, Oliver Schmidt, were the maximum possible under a plea deal that the German national struck with prosecutors in August after admitting to charges of conspiring to mislead US regulators and violate clean-air laws.
"It is my opinion that you are a key conspirator in this scheme to defraud the United States," US district judge Sean Cox of Detroit told Schmidt in court.
Schmidt read a written statement in court a ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Dec 6 2017, 04:56 PM in " Car News & Reviews"
Lamborghini joins the big boys with long-awaited SUV
Neil Dowling Wednesday, 6 December 2017 12:40PM
Lamborghini yesterday took a leaf from the success story of cousin Porsche by launching its long-awaited SUV that combines all the urge of its exotic coupes with a five-seat cabin.
The Urus — a name derived from ancestors of modern cattle known as aurochs and in keeping with the company’s penchant for naming its cars after bulls — is the first turbocharged Lamborghini and one of its first four-door models.
Lamborghini launched the SUV under the banner of the world’s first “super sport utility vehicle” wi ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Dec 6 2017, 11:38 AM in Breaking News
Christine Keeler, the seductive figure from the Profumo affair, dies aged 75
Press Association Wednesday, 6 December 2017 7:45AM
Christine Keeler was a central player in a tale of a searing story of sex, intrigue and espionage.Picture: Getty Images
Christine Keeler was the woman at the heart of the notorious Profumo affair in 1963 which rocked the Establishment, convulsed Westminster and ultimately contributed to the downfall of the beleaguered Tory Government the following year.
She was the central and seductive figure in a searing story of sex, intrigue and espionage which led to the shaming of John Profumo, who was forced to quit his job as ... [more]