Posted By: Charles @ Yesterday at 10:06 am in "Burning Questions"
I'll be flying off to Darwin in search of some sunshine next weekend so this week's BQ will have to do for a fortnight. (I must remember to lodge my tips for 2 weeks as well!)
While the places and creatures named may be real, the rest is pure fiction.
The W.A. Wildlife Fund has successfully lobbied to have a number of nature reserves (Fox Creek, Riverbank, Simpson’s Lake, Wallaby Swamp) established in places (Capel, Franklin, Lancelin, Tambellup) to protect the habitats of certain endangered animals (albino kangaroo, bilby, spiny anteater, Western turtle,). Using only the clues below, match each park to the year it was established (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000) and the animal that lives within it, and determine the county in which each is located.
Posted By: Charles @ Jul 20 2017, 10:56 AM in Other Sports
Golf’s Great White Shark Greg Norman strips down, gets back to nature
Chris Hook Thursday, 20 July 2017 8:03AM
Greg Norman turned 62 this year and judging by this revealing shot the golf legend isn’t ready to put away his iron just yet.
The Great White Shark, showing off a body a man half his age would be proud of, is clearly still happy to take out his favourite club and have a swing, with his Instagram page showing the veteran getting his kit off and enjoying the Colorado wilderness.
Still, the green looks well kept, a testament to the entrepreneurial athlete’s gruelling five-day-a-week workout regimen, revealed in this week’s Australian Golf Dige ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Jul 20 2017, 10:15 AM in Australian Football League
I like to see the selected sides before posting my tips, however some games seem straight forward and I know some of our punters like to get their selections in early. The games where I haven't lodged a tip will be edited tomorrow.
Friday July 21:
Adelaide v Geelong: A close encounter is anticipated with the teams 1st and 2nd on the ladder. A lot will depend on the fitness of some key players. For the Crows Jenkins looks a possible "out" while Sloane is under a cloud. For the Cats Dangerfield would be a huge omission while 'Scooter' Selwood is important if fit. None the wiser after final selections but I'll take a punt on GEELONGLoss
Posted By: Phillip J. @ Jul 18 2017, 06:04 PM in Breaking News
What possible reason would this Somali gentleman have for killing this innocent lady? No warning, and even his partner was astounded at the cop's action! Less than two years on the job! Why didn't they follow the rules? Cameras not on, as well! He seemed to just attack and murder the lady, and she was the one that called in the first place! He thought her phone was a gun? Well, the other cop that was with her wasn't concerned about her phone, but the killer, from inside of the vehicle, shot her multiple times, with the bullets zooming past his police partner to make the kill shots! Don't tell me that that's standard procedure. There should be a lot more screening of applicants. The Mayor or somebody made a big, big deal about it being the first Somali recruit! I think they rushed him through based on that alone, just to seen to be...(wait for it)...POLITICALLY CORRECT! It now sounds like th ... [more]
Roger Federer's outrageous Wimbledon win marks his
Posted By: scepo @ Jul 17 2017, 03:11 PM in Other Sports
Roger Federer's outrageous Wimbledon win marks his place in tennis and sporting history
Photo: Swiss master Roger Federer has become the greatest of all time while letting his tennis do the talking. (AP: Tim Ireland)
It is quite possible there is something wrong with Roger Federer. Loud snorer? Lousy tipper? Doesn't turn his phone off at the movies?
But as the greatest male tennis player of this or any era again suspended disbelief by winning a record eighth Wimbledon title one month before his 36th birthday with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Croatian Marin Cilic, nothing sprang to mind.
Posted By: Charles @ Jul 16 2017, 09:52 AM in Australian - Latest Political Stories
Turnbull says coal opponents are 'delusional'
Updated: 2:48 pm, Saturday, 15 July 2017
Addressing the Liberal National Party state convention in Brisbane, Mr Turnbull hit out at the state Labor government's 'reckless' plans to ensure Queensland's energy supply is carbon neutral by 2050 and said Australia had an interest in ensuring the future of coal.
'Those people who say coal and other fossil fuels have no future are delusional and they fly in the face of all of the economic forecasts,' he t ... [more]
Sydney Uni teaching how sharia law could be integrated into Aussie law.
Dr Ghena Krayem teaches one of the Sydney University courses. Australia’s most prestigious law school has introduced courses which teach students how sharia law could be incorporated into Australia’s legal system.
As part of Muslim Minorities And The Law, professors Salim Farrar and Dr Ghena Krayem are teaching Sydney University students how polygamy and lowering the age of consent could be sufficiently applied to Western civilisation.
The course uses a book, written by the professors, that promotes the idea that “sharia law and common law are not inherently incompatible”.
A portion of the textbook identifies the benefits of turning away from monogamous relationships and notes how shar ... [more]
Posted By: scepo @ Jul 14 2017, 04:50 PM in Other Sports
Queensland Maroons, Roger Federer and Venus Williams show it's time to respect our sporting elders
Analysis By Offsiders columnist Richard Hinds
Photo: Roger Federer celebrates after winning his Wimbledon quarter-final against Milos Raonic. (Reuters: Andrew Couldridge)
You will not understand this until the first time a teenaged barista looks pityingly at your grey-haired, pot-bellied 50-something self and patronisingly enquires: "What can I get for you, sweetheart?"
It is tempting to believe diminished respect for elders is a generational failin ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Jul 14 2017, 09:00 AM in Australian National News
Former Federal Police officer pushes for ID checks on domestic flights
Gary Adshead Friday, 14 July 2017 12:35AM
The days of booking a domestic flight in Australia and travelling without having to prove your identity must end, a former senior Australian Federal Police officer has argued.
Chris Douglas, a 30-year veteran of investigating organised crime and terrorism financing, believes the absence of identity checks for domestic travel remains the blind spot in fighting terrorism in Australia.
“This is a loose end that must be tidied up,” he told The West Australian.
“No one should be allowed to travel on a flight unless they have have been identified. I think even the public w ... [more]
Posted By: Flin @ Jul 14 2017, 08:36 AM in Australian Business & Financial News
Why craft beer brands are struggling to find a place at the taps
Ever wondered why one pub seems to be all about VB and Carlton Draught and another serves Tooheys New alongside James Boags?
For beer or cider brands, the tap at a pub is as highly sought after as the eye-level shelf in a supermarket.
The big distribution and brewing companies often compete to get their slice of the action, with companies like Lion and Carlton United getting venues to sign contracts to make sure they take up as much real estate on the icy tap row as possible.
But some craft brewers believed they were getting a raw deal by being locked out of the taps.
"We've approached venues and been told that they've been fully contracted," brewer and chair of the Independ ... [more]
Posted By: Charles @ Jul 13 2017, 12:13 PM in Australian Football League
I must double check that I've included all 9 games this week. Last week I missed one and the game had already started when I entered my tip (Sydney). However, as Gold Coast was in front at the time(just before quarter time) I went ahead. Had Sydney been leading I would have accepted the away team. If any fellow tipster thinks I've done the wrong thing, I'll deduct a point on the leaderboard.
Friday July 14:
Saint Kilda v Essendon: The Saints were most impressive in the way they beat the Tigers last week so I have to tip them. SAINT KILDALoss
Saturday July 15:
Geelong v Hawthorn: Two fierce rivals playing at the "G". The Cats will want to consolidate a top four spot while the Hawks st ... [more]
Posted By: Flin @ Jul 13 2017, 08:02 AM in CRIME -
Man found dead in coal wagon at Port of Brisbane
Police believe a man's body spent 11 hours in a coal wagon travelling from an inland mine before it was found at Brisbane's port some 350 kilometres away.
Detectives investigating the discovery at the Port of Brisbane described the death as "unusual to say the least" but it was not being treated as murder.
Detective Inspector Owen Elloy said Queensland Rail workers found the man's body in the doors of a coal wagon about midday on Wednesday, after the train delivered its load of coal from Chinchilla, about four hours north-west of the city.
"At this stage, an investigation is being undertaken and it is being treated as s ... [more]