Posted: 17 April, 2014

Brisbane Traffic Disruption Due To Royal Visit

Expect some delays in Brisbane when the Royals rock into town.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Brisbane on Saturday, and that means there'll be some no go zones for parts of Brisbane -  especially Southbank.

Russell Street between Grey Street and the service lane at QPAC will be closed from 5am to 5pm Saturday.

Grey Street between Peel and Glenelg's also off limits between 1pm to 5pm.

There'll be plenty of Police and traffic controllers around to direct traffic.

For more info you can head to  www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or phone Council on (07) 3403 8888.

If you're actually keen to do some Royal spotting, William and Cate will walk down Russel St at 2.50pm.

A map of public viewing opportunities is now available at: www.qld.gov.au/royalvisit

There'll be a big screen showing all the action in the Southbank Cultural Forecourt, and we're being told to 'remain safe and courteous of Their Royal Highnesses and each other at all times.'

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Tags: Royal Visit

Posted: 16 April, 2014

NSW Has A New Premier

It's official! NSW has a new premier in former treasurer Mike Baird

It's official. NSW has a new Premier. His name is Mike Baird. And and Gladys Berejiklian is his deputy. They were elected unopposed.

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Tags: Barry O'Farrell, Politics, Mike Baird, Gladys Berejiklian

Posted: 15 April, 2014

Sydney Gets Second Airport

Sydney's second airport will be built at Badgerys Creek, Says PM

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[AAP Reports] Sydney's second airport will be built at Badgerys Creek, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed.

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Posted: 4 April, 2014

David Letterman Retires

David Letterman has announced his retirement from CBS

David Letterman is preparing to announce his retirement from CBS next year.

Letterman is expected to discuss his plan to retire in about a year on Thursday’s edition of “The Late Show.”

Last year, Letterman re-upped his latenight contract with the Eye network in a two-year deal that was expected to be his last.
As of next year, Letterman will have hosted “Late Show” on CBS for 22 years.

He logged 11 years as host of NBC’s “Late Night” before famously being passed over at NBC for Johnny Carson’s throne on “The Tonight Show” — over Carson’s objection.

Word of Letterman’s plan spread quickly via Twitter on Thursday afternoon after musician Mike Mills, who is appearing on Thursday’s show, noted Letterman’s big news.

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Tags: David Letterman, Retiring, Late Show

Posted: 3 April, 2014

Reset Your Preset

Due to a technical upgrade, you may need to reset your preset with 104.5 FM

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Due to a transmitter upgrade on Friday morning at 6am, 104.5 Triple M might drop off your radio pre-set.

So if you get in your car tomorrow and we’re not here, just re-tune your car radio... and "reset your pre-set" with 104.5 Triple M on number one.  

To fix this, manually tune to our frequency on 104.5 FM and re-store your pre-set.  This is normally done by holding your finger on the pre-set button for 5 seconds or so.

(Refer to the instruction manual that came with your car for more precise information).

You can also find some car manuals online here.

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Posted: 2 April, 2014

Tsunami Alert For Chile

Mass evacuations underway along the coast of Chile after earthquake

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile has prompted a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

Waves measuring more than two metres have already been recorded on the northern coastline with residents there told to flee immediately to higher ground.

In its evaluation, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a strong warning.

"An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicentre within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours."

In February 2010, central and southern Chile were hit by a powerful earthquake of 8.8-magnitude followed by a tsunami that devastated dozens of towns.

The quake left more than 500 dead and $US30 billion ($A32.53 billion) in damage to infrastructure.

Official Links

Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre

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Posted: 20 March, 2014

Malaysia Flight Mystery

PM Tony Abbott says "new and credible information has come to light"

Satellite images of objects possibly linked to MH370 released by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

There's a been a fresh lead in the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight with satellite images identifying two objects in the Southern Indian Ocean.

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Posted: 19 March, 2014

NRL Drugs Testing

Will latest measures make rugby league too hard to play?

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Most rugby league players this weekend will sustain some kind of injury Photo: Getty Images

The NRL announced that it will start testing and banning the use prescription drugs by players.

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Posted: 13 March, 2014

Brett Peter Cowan Found Guilty

It's every parents nightmare. We chat to 60 Minutes' Tara Brown about the case

The man accused of killing Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe has been found guilty.

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Tags: Daniel Morcombe

Posted: 12 March, 2014

I Would've Been On MH370

Chris Dowling would've been scheduled to be on missing flight MH370

Chris Dowling from Sandringham would have been scheduled to be on missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 but wasn't due to a late roster change at his work. 

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Tags: Malaysian Airlines, MH370

Posted: 11 March, 2014

Steve Irwin's Final Words

Cameraman discusses the Crocodile Hunter's final moments

Steve Irwin’s final moments have been recounted by the cameraman who filmed the wildlife conservationist’s tragic death in 2006. 

Talking to Network Ten’s Studio 10, Justin Lyons revealed what Irwin’s last words were before he lost his life after being the victim of a surprise stingray attack during a documentary shoot. 

Watch the full interview on Tenplay here.

“He just sort of calmly looked up at me and said, ‘I’m dying’. And that was the last thing he said,” Lyons said. 

“We hoped for a miracle. I did CPR on him for over an hour before the medics came, but then they pronounced him dead within 10 seconds of looking at him.” 

Lyons said the stingray unexpectedly ‘started stabbing wildly with its tail - hundreds of strikes in a few seconds.’ 

The injury site was over Irwin’s heart and Lyons said the stingray’s barb ‘went through Steve’s chest like a hot knife through butter.’

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Tags: Steve Irwin, crocodile hunter

Posted: 8 March, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Search

Reports of satellite images identifying objects in Indian Ocean

The Sydney Morning Herald has published satellite images which are believed to identify "122 objects in a 400-square-kilometre area of the Indian Ocean", which is where authorities think the missing Malaysia Airlines plane ended up.

Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency showing objects Photos: SMH

These images are from a French satellite. Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Wednesday they "are from one metre to 23 metres in length and some appeared to be bright, possibly indicating solid materials."

"This will enable us to further reduce the search area and locate more debris from the plane," Mr Hishammuddin said.

Objects taken from satellite Photo: SMH

This satellite and radar data now "corroborates some form of objects and debris", said Mr Hishammuddin.

"If it is confirmed to be MH370, at least we can move on with deep sea surveillance search and rescue and hopefully [find] the black box," he said.

Moe satellite images Photo: MRSA

Earlier on Triple M

A video that purports to be of the Malaysia Airlines MH370 search in the Indian Ocean has been published on YouTube.

We’re yet to verify if this is the real thing, however the Daily Telegraph has published it and it will give you an idea of the gravity of the search. Watch below.

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Tags: Malaysia Airlines, MH370