Posted: 29 April, 2016

Fatal Shooting At Bankstown In Front Of Shocked Onlookers

One dead, two injured

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One person has died and two others have been injured following a shooting at the car-park of a busy shopping centre in Sydney's south-west.

Up to 8 shots were fired on the corner of Stacey and Rickard Streets in Bankstown, just before midday on Friday.

Police arrived at Bankstown Central Shopping Centre to find two men and a woman injured, one of the men died at the scene.

Sources claim the victim is Walid Ahmad, who has been on the run since the a fatal shooting at Condell Park earlier this month.

“The two injured people were treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics, before being taken to hospital. Their conditions are not yet known,” NSW Police said in a statement.

The young woman and a middle-aged man suffered gunshot wounds to the leg and were both conscious when they were whelled into waiting ambulances.

A crime scene has been set up, which will be examined by detectives and forensic specialists. 

The shopping centre car park has been closed as a precaution, and there are reports the shopping centre is in lock down.

The gunman is believed to be on the loose and police have warned drivers to avoid the area around Bankstown Central Shopping Centre because of traffic delays.

No arrests have been made at this stage and anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

 

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Posted: 29 April, 2016

Nurofen's $1.7 Million Migraine For Misleading Customers

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The maker of Nurofen, Reckitt Benckiser, has been ordered to pay a $1.7 million fine for misleading Australian consumers about its pain relief products.

Last year, the Federal Court found Nurofen's "specific pain range" deceived consumers because they all did the same thing.

Nurofen Back Pain, Nurofen Period Pain, Nurofen Migraine Pain and Nurofen Tension Headache don't target specific types of pain - all containing the identical active ingredient ibuprofen lysine 342mg.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission had originally asked the Federal Court to impose a fine of $6 million.

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Posted: 29 April, 2016

Brisbane's Worst Traffic Spots Revealed

Brisbanites are really crawling their way to and from work.

March figures from the Department of Transport have revealed the slowest traffic stretches, with average speeds as low as 19km/hr during peak times.

The Western Freeway near the Toowong roundabout chokes at 23km/hr during the morning peak, while the Ipswich Motorway and the Bruce Highway from Anzac Avenue to Murrumba Downs both suffer at 27km/hr.

The RACQ's Executive General Manager Advocacy Paul Turner believes the data is proof there needs to be urgent attention from all levels of government.

"It's unacceptable for major road corridors in Brisbane to be this congested, forcing drivers to travel so slowly every day," he said.

"If we don't plan for the future and put in infrastructure that will provide realistic solutions, our congestion problem will become dire."

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Posted: 28 April, 2016

Baby Born On Jetstar Flight, Mum Names Him After The Airline

Amazing story

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A pregnant mother on a Jetstar flight from Singapore has named the baby after the airline after the flight crew helped her deliver the child.

Saw Jet Star was born on the flight from Singapore to Burma.

Incredibly, the woman's surname was already Star - making the connection very easy.

Upon arrival to Yangon Aiport, the mother and child were taken to a nearby hospital where they are believed to be doing well.

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Posted: 28 April, 2016

Port Arthur: Service To Help Heal And Honour

“Just as we stood together then, we stand together today”

Source: Getty Images. Family and friends of those who were killed at the Port Arthur massacre, lay floating candles in the reflection pool at the memorial site during a memorial service to mark the 10th aniversary.

For some survivors, it will be their first visit to Port Arthur since the horrific incident

A commemorative service to be held today will mark the 20th anniversary since lone gunman Martin Bryant went on a rampage, killing 35 people and wounding 23 others.

An open-invitation service is due to start at 12:30pm (AEST) and will include a keynote address, poetry, choral singing and wreath laying.

While some people linked to the massacre want to forget what happened and will stay away, the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority said there has been strong community interest in holding a dignified commemoration.

PORT ARTHUR, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been desaturated.) The reflection pool in the Memorial Garden of the Port Arthur Historical Site on April 18, 2016 in Port Arthur, Australia. The historic town became infamous on April 28, 1996 when Martin Bryant began shooting indiscriminately with a high-powered rifle on people visiting the site. 35 people were killed and a further 23 were injured in what remains the worlds worst massacre by a lone gunman. The tragedy transformed gun legislation in Australia, with then Prime Minister John Howard introducing the National Firearms Agreement, banning all semi-automatic rifles and all semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns and introducing stricter licensing and ownership controls.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Source: Getty Images. The reflection pool in the Memorial Garden of the Port Arthur Historical Site on April 18, 2016 in Port Arthur, Australia. 

Tasmanian premier Will Hodgman will be attending the open-invitation service and has recalled with sorrow the events of April 28, 1996, which changed Australia forever.

“While many wounds have healed with time, there are others that will never,” he told AAP.

“What happened that day will never define us, but the way we responded does. Just as we stood together then, we stand together today.”

Survivor Peter Croswell told us on such an emotional day, he chooses to reflect on the positives that have come out of the horror.

“The massacre has become part of my life, it’s changed me as a person. I think you’ve got to realise that after any trauma it’s going to change you.”

PORT ARTHUR, TAS - APRIL 28:  Floating candles for each of those killed in the Port Arthur massacre lie in the reflection pool at the memorial site during a commemoration service to mark the 10th aniversary of the massacre April 28, 2006 in Port Arthur, Australia. Ten years ago, 28 year-old Martin Bryant from Hobart, opened fire with a high-powered rifle on people visiting the historical site at Port Arthur. 35 people were killed and a further 25 were injured in what remains the worlds worst massacre by a lone gunman. Bryant was sentenced to life imprisonment with no eligibility for parole on 72 charges, including 35 charges of murder.  (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Source: Getty Images. Floating candles for each of those killed in the Port Arthur massacre lie in the reflection pool at the memorial site during a commemoration service to mark the 10th aniversary.

“I reflect on the positives that have come out of it. To deal with it all I was taught to say well ok I’m a different person now,.. but I hope I’m a better person and a more understanding and patient person.”

Former Prime Minister John Howard will attend, along with current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.  

In response to the massacre Mr Howard acted swiftly to tighten Australia’s gun laws in a move still widely applauded by sections of Australia.

“The Port Arthur massacre affected each of us in a different way, but it changed something in all of us,” Mr Hodgman said.

Mr Croswell agreed, saying, “you don’t actually move on from such events… it becomes part of you.”

PORT ARTHUR, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18:  The cross bearing the names of those who lost their lives is seen in the Memorial Garden in the Port Arthur Historical Site on April 18, 2016 in Port Arthur, Australia. The historic town became infamous on April 28, 1996 when Martin Bryant began shooting indiscriminately with a high-powered rifle on people visiting the site. 35 people were killed and a further 23 were injured in what remains the worlds worst massacre by a lone gunman. The tragedy transformed gun legislation in Australia, with then Prime Minister John Howard introducing the National Firearms Agreement, banning all semi-automatic rifles and all semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns and introducing stricter licensing and ownership controls.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Source: Getty Images. The cross bearing the names of those who lost their lives is seen in the Memorial Garden in the Port Arthur Historical Site on April 18, 2016 in Port Arthur, Australia.

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Posted: 27 April, 2016

Men Read Vile Comments To Female Sports Reporters In Eye-Opening Video

Confronting viewing.

Two female Chicago sports reporters are confronting the harassment they receive on a daily basis in a video that’s gone viral.

The video features men reading real online comments that Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro have received.

A few of the men struggle to say the vile comments, and even apologize for something they didn’t even write.

It’s confronting viewing.

"We wouldn’t say it to their faces so let’s not type it," texts reads at the end of the video.

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Tags: Sports

Posted: 27 April, 2016

Are iPhones on the way out?

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For the first time since 2003 Apple’s revenue dropped, and their profit fell by a whopping 22.5%.

IPhone sales also came down for the first time ever!

The company has struggled to keep up the jump in sales that happened in 2014 when they introduced iPhones with bigger screens.

Despite launching an even bigger phone (the 6S Plus) they’ve failed to get as many people on board.

The last time Apple reported a drop in quarterly revenue was 13 years ago and since then they have created the iPad and iPhone which have both been super popular.

So does this mean that people are moving away from iPhone’s?

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Posted: 27 April, 2016

Surfer Attacked By Shark In Bali

'His girlfriend came running up the beach and said it was a shark attack'

Twiggy Van Ryan aided the victim after the attack (Facebook)

An American surfer is reportedly in intensive care after being attacked by a shark in Bali.

The attacked happened around 7am on Monday morning, according to reports from Stab Magazine.

The attack occurred at Balian in western Bali.

Local resident Twiggy Van Ryan was having breakfaston the beach when he noticed him coming out of the water holding his elbow.

“I thought he just injured himself and his girlfriend came running up the beach and said it was a shark attack,” Van Ryan told news.com.au.

Van Ryan posted on his Facebook account that he had spoken to friends of the victim.

“Also I spoke to friends of the bite victim and he is recovering well after surgery, good news they say no ligament damage just heaps of stitches and major bruising, muscle tears etc,” he wrote.

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Posted: 26 April, 2016

Man Arrested Over Alleged Anzac Day Assault

Man has been arrested over alleged assault.

Glenfield station in south-west Sydney Photo: www.news.com.au

In some breaking news, a 27-year-old man has been arrested over the alleged assault of a navy officer in full uniform on his way home from Anzac Day services in Sydney yesterday.

The 24-year-old sailor was allegedly punched in the nose while getting off the train after asking a group of men who were harassing other passengers to settle down.

Witness Claims Attacker Was Drunk Beyond Belief

A witness to the alleged assault of a navy officer on a train after Anzac Day services claims the attacker was 'drunk beyond belief', throwing up and even wetting his pants.

The 24-year-old officer was left with a bloody nose.

Ashley told the Triple M Grill Team passengers were also less than impressed with how long it took train staff to help. Listen to the full audio below.

Earlier On Triple M

A Navy officer has been left bloodied following an Anzac Day assault on train in Sydney's southwest.

The 24-year-old, who was in full uniform, was returning home from the Anzac Day Memorial Service at around 2.45pm when he approached a group of men who were drinking alcohol and harassing commuters.

After approaching the group and asking that they stop drinking and curb their behaviour, the officer was punched in the nose by one of the men as he left the train at Glenfield.

A police investigation is underway.

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Posted: 22 April, 2016

Melbourne's Palace Theatre To Be Demolished

The hotel permit was granted late on Friday

Music and heritage lovers will be left devastated as the fight to save Melbourne's Palace Theatre appears to have been lost.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal rejected passionate pleas from music and heritage lowers, granting a permit for a residential hotel to be built in its place late on Friday.

Only a portion of the building's facade will survive.

Chinese developers Jinshan Investments will build a 12-story hotel in its place.

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Posted: 22 April, 2016

Anzac Day 2016 Info

Find out all you need to know about Anzac Day in Victoria

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Click here for all the information on the 2016 Anzac Day Melbourne Dawn Service and March. 

Click here to find the service nearest to where you live in Victoria. 

Click here to find out which venues in Victoria you can play two-up at.

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Posted: 22 April, 2016

60 Minutes Crew Home At Last

Arrive at Sydney airport

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The 60 Minutes crew have finally arrived on home soil.

Just before 10pm AEST, 60 Minutes journalist Tara Brown, producer Stephen Rice, sound recordist David Ballment and cameraman Ben Williamson landed at Sydney International Airport after two weeks behind bars in Lebanon. 

The team had flown business class with Emirates from Lebanon via Dubai, immediately after being released from their Beirut prison cells on Wednesday afternoon local time. 

They were mobbed by a packed media scrum when they emerged from customs at 11pm.

Family and friends were not present at the airport arrival gate.  

Brown had very little to say to reporters, but her relief was felt by many.

"I'm just so glad to be home, i'm really really very happy to be back," she said.

While sound recordist Ballment said he was looking forward to, "a shower and seeing my wife."

The group was quickly escorted to two vans waiting outside before they were whisked away to their families.

The children's father Ali Elamine dropped charges against the 60 Minutes crew and his estranged wife Sally Faulkner, after the Brisbane mother agreed to give him full custody of their two children.

Faulkner, the 60 Minutes colleagues and agents from Child Abduction Recovery International were arrested for trying to kidnap the couple's children, 5 and 3 on April 7.



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