Tuesday, November 15, 2022

John Farnham’s recovery from cancer surgery

 John Farnham’s recovery from cancer surgery is progressing well, his family says, after he was moved into a rehabilitation facility this week.

The singer, 73, was moved from intensive care to the general ward of a Melbourne hospital “a couple of weeks ago”, his wife Jill Farnham said in a statement on Thursday morning, before he was then moved to the rehabilitation facility this week. “That in itself was terrific progress,” she said.



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Will a Royal Commission fix Banksia Hill?

Even when the former head of Western Australia's Children's Court has called for a Royal Commission into the state's juvenile justice system as the fallout over the treatment of youth offenders in the state reaches boiling point, will a solution be found.

The call comes in response to a Four Corners investigation, revealing confronting footage of the treatment of a child at Banksia Hill detention centre.

On the same day, WA's current Children's Court president – Hylton Quail – again condemned the treatment of juvenile detainees at Banksia Hill.

His comments were made while sentencing a different teenager who had spent almost 64 per cent of his last stint in custody in unlawful solitary confinement, much of which was spent at the infamous unit 18 at WA's adult maximum security jail.

The boy sentenced on Monday is not the same boy Four Corners is reporting on.

Judge Quail spent almost one hour delivering his sentencing remarks for the teenager, who appeared before the court on numerous charges, including two counts of aggravated home burglary and one count of aggravated robbery.


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Sunday, November 13, 2022

Seniors fill jobs Hole!

A Victorian restaurant has solved its staffing issues by employing more seniors.. with the oldest team member now aged 76! Barry Idles is the owner of 360Q. And he says the retirees do a range of jobs and are especially needed at functions. 

With their party days behind them, Barry says they're very reliable. And now he's encouraging other businesses to target baby boomers to fill vacant roles.




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Covid on the march again!

 BA. 5 now dominant in the UK according to UKHSA variant technical briefing. The latest UK Health Security Agency ( UKHSA ) COVID-19 variant technical briefing, published today, includes updated epidemiological analysis which indicates that Omicron BA. 5 has, as expected, become the dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant in the UK .



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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Morrison’s secret ministries

 A new book, Plagued, and News Corp publications have revealed this was to the health and finance portfolios in March 2020, and then the industry, science, energy and resources portfolio in April 2021. The latter move cut across the roles of several other ministers.

Were these the only jobs Morrison added to his own?

No. Prime Minister says hisdepartment had told him Morrison was also appointed to administer Treasury (alongside Josh Frydenberg) and the Department of Home Affairs (whose minister was Karen Andrews) in May 2021.

Morrison initially said “there were a number that were considered at the time for safeguard reasons” but he cannot recall acting on those.

But later on Tuesday, in a lengthy post on Facebook, he said he’d added those departments to his suite of responsibilities “as an added administrative precaution, as a ‘belts and braces’ approach”.


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Wednesday, November 09, 2022

F1 Changes - What now for Ricciardo?

Daniel Ricciardo’s motorsport journey began, like so many, glued to a television. In his case, this was often a late-night indulgence, watching Formula 1, NASCAR and all forms of motorsport at home in Perth, Western Australia. Bitten by the bug, he began karting aged nine and moved into Formula Ford at 15. Racing a car as old as he was, Daniel’s results were not spectacular, but he caught the eye and won a scholarship into the 2006 Formula BMW Asia series where, in his rookie season, he took two victories and a pole position, finishing the year in third place.

Daniel relocated to Europe, contesting Formula Renault 2.0 Italy in 2007. After a learning year, he won the Formula Renault 2.0 WEC title in 2008 and followed in the footsteps of many all-time greats by winning, in 2009, the British Formula 3 title. A few weeks later he made his F1 testing debut, topping the timesheets for Red Bull Racing in the Jerez young driver test.


This performance led to a test and reserve seat at Toro Rosso for 2010, which Daniel combined with a move up to Formula Renault 3.5. He narrowly missed out on the World Series title after impressive wins in Spain, Monaco, Germany and Hungary but was rewarded with regular FP1 appearances for Toro Rosso in the first half of 2011. Next came a loan to HRT for the second half of the season and an F1 race debut at Silverstone in the British Grand Prix.

Daniel transitioned smoothly into a race seat at Toro Rosso for 2012 and, in two years with the Italian squad, consistently punched above his weight, gaining a reputation as a demon qualifier, confident overtaker and a racer’s racer, who enjoyed the scrap as much as the result. He scored in 13 of his 39 races and was awarded the Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini in recognition of his efforts.

Daniel was promoted to the senior Red Bull Racing team for 2014. He took a debut F1 victory at the Canadian Grand Prix, followed by further wins in Hungary and Belgium to finish third in the Drivers’ Championship, and was awarded the prestigious Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Olivia Newton John Succumbs to illness!

 The pom, who became the Aussie Darling,has died due to her battle with cancer!



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Tuesday, November 01, 2022

AustPost want ANY workers?

 Austral;ia Post Needs workers

Australia Post looking for 6000 staff over Christmas, with no experience necessary

From school leavers to seniors, these are jobs you can get straight into in every state and territory.

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Who is Andrew Tate?

 I first heard about Andrew Tate on the James Altucher Podcast. Apparnrlty there were more searches for Andrew on google than any other term.




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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Australia's Number 1 tennis player Nick Kyrgios

 Seven Australian players claimed Grand Slam titles in 2022, the most to do so in almost five decades. A further 13 contested major finals in one of the most successful seasons in Australia’s proud Grand Slam history. 

Canberra’s Nick Kyrgios posted career-best results at Wimbledon and the US Open, knocking out top five-ranked opponents at both events. His headline-making run at the All England Club made him the first Australian man to reach a Grand Slam singles final in 17 years. 

But the 27-year-old’s career-best year began at Australian Open 2022, when he partnered with Thanasi Kokkinakis to win the men’s doubles title. The wildcard pairing eliminated four seeded teams in an electrifying run to become the first all-Australian champions at the tournament in 25 years.  

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis have both since broken into the world’s top 20 in doubles and established themselves as one of the world’s best teams.  




This confidence-boosting performance has also translated to singles success. Kokkinakis rose to his highest singles ranking in seven years, while Kyrgios returned to the world’s top 20. 

The Special K’s beat Matt Ebden and Max Purcell in the first all-Aussie men’s doubles decider at the Australian Open since 1980 and attracted the biggest audience for a men’s doubles final in Australian television history.

That was only the beginning for Ebden and Purcell, who claimed their first Grand Slam title as a team at Wimbledon — the first all-Australian champions at the tournament in 22 years. They bravely saved match points in two matches during their title-winning run, a tournament first.  

This triumph also marked the first time since 1982 that two different all-Australian teams have clinched Grand Slam men’s doubles titles in the same season.

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Liz Truss Lasted just 44 days as the UK's PM! #NewUKPM

 



Boris Johnson's charm Ran out but his replacement Liz Truss did much worse - she was gone after just 44 days - the tabloids in the UK had a field day comparing her to a lettuce - with the lettuce lasting longer!




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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Teachers in short supply - WA to offer bonuses!

 

$12.4 million to boost remote and regional teacher supply

I remember way back it was the case if you didn't qualify to go on to Matriculate, as long as you would go bush, you could train as a teacher - remember that! Well those who took up the offer actually wanted to work - well now that isn't enough. These people, after covid, want to be paid top money to go bush and governments are encouraging them to become mercenaries.

The latest effort of a government is the WA government who are throwing cash at people to "go bush' 

From their latest press release which puts the cost at $12.4m, they are saying:

The McGowan Government will invest $12.4 million in a new temporary initiative to retain and attract quality teachers to 48 of Western Australia's remote and regional public schools.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced that the attraction and retention initiative would be implemented for the 2023 school year to provide incentives to teachers and school leaders to work in locations where demand for staff is the greatest.

The Department of Education has developed a Regional Incentive Framework to identify schools with the greatest need for teachers in 2023, where a one-off payment will be offered to both new and existing teachers and school leaders.'



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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The War in Ukraine - who is winning?

 

Ukraine war: Wave of 'massive' strikes hits major cities including Kyiv


Russia has launched massive missile strikes across Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv, causing power and water outages, Ukrainian officials say.

At least two blasts were reported in Kyiv. One resident told the BBC his district was now without electricity.

In the north-eastern city of Kharkiv, critical infrastructure facilities were hit, the local authorities said.

The strikes come after Russia blamed Ukraine for a drone attack on its Black Sea Fleet in the annexed Crimea.

On Monday morning, missile strikes were also reported in the central Vinnytsia region, as well as Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia in the south-east, and Lviv in western Ukraine.

A facility at the Dnipro hydroelectric power plant in the Zaporizhzhia region was also reportedly hit.

In Kyiv, a facility which powers 350,000 apartments was damaged, with engineers urgently deployed to restore the supply.

It was not immediately known if there were any casualties.


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Friday, September 30, 2022

The chickens are coming home to roost for the #AFL

 Melbourne and Geelong, respectively founded in 1858 and 1859, are among the oldest continuous sporting clubs in the world, while many current clubs across Australia, be that at AFL, state league or local/country/regional level, date their history at 140+ years and more, as the new sport took hold in the colonies from the late 1850s onwards.

The great Partnership with players from First Nations people seems to hve become fractured.

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

 If you’ve been successful in the past, that success can be a suppressant to future success. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown says “Success can be a catalyst for failure.”

What got you here, won’t get you there. The things that brought you where you are often the very things stopping you from reaching your next level.

Your attachment to your prior success (or failure) and identity is keeping you stuck.

Take the momentum and lessons from the past, sure. But don’t live there. And certainly don’t remain attached to THAT identity.


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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Don’t Look To Your Past While Creating Your Future

 “I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past.” — Mike Rowe

Learn from your past. But don’t look to it when creating your vision for your ideal future.

Your past shouldn’t dictate your future. Yet, when most people create goals or plans, they immediately turn to their past and examine previous results or experiences.

Patterns need not persist.

Let the past be what it was.

Accept the present for what it is.

Then decide where you’ll go and what you’ll become. That’s far more fascinating and interesting. And your future absolutely should be something entirely different from what’s happened in the past. Human beings can expand and evolve to the degree that detach from their past.


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