Posted: 28 February, 2015

Star Trek Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies Aged 83

Tributes are flowing for the legendary actor.

Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in Star Trek, has died aged 83.

He had suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and had been undergoing hospital treatment in recent months.

 

Tributes have been flowing for the iconic actor:

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Posted: 26 February, 2015

Anthony Albanese Releases Bizarre ONE WORD Media Statement

Points for brevity!




Labor’s infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese today released possibly the shortest (and funniest) press statement in Aussie political history.

It was in response to news that Sydney Airport Corporation chairman Max Moore-Wilton was retiring.

Mr Albanese issued the statement to the Canberra press gallery containing just one word: "Good".

Moore-Wilton and Albanese have had a long-running feud over a second Sydney airport.

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Posted: 26 February, 2015

21st Party Balloons Mistaken For Islamic State Initials

Police asked for the birthday balloons to be taken down.

A young Swedish woman has had a 21st she will never forget when police turned up at her house, but not for the reason you'd expect...

Sarah Ericsson had hung ‘2’ and ‘1’ balloons in the window, which in reverse looked similar to "IS".

A passer-by had contacted the police believing that the 21 was the an acronym for Islamic State.

Fortunately, the police quickly realised the error, but asked Ms Ericsson take the balloons down, telegraph.co.uk report.

"They asked me to take down the balloons to avoid further misunderstanding. We laughed some more about it all and they wished me a nice day, and wished my girlfriend a belated happy birthday,"  Ms Ericsson's boyfriend said.

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Posted: 25 February, 2015

Police Dash Cam Captures A HOUSE EXPLODING

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A police dash-cam captured a huge explosion that blew a suburban New Jersey house into smithereens.

The explosion happened around 10:30 am (local time) as workers were trying to locate the source of a gas leak.

Area homes were being evacuated around the time of the explosion, according to the Stafford Township Police twitter page:

 

15 people who were injured in the explosion, Two of those were flown to the hospital in a critical condition.

 

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Posted: 24 February, 2015

Jane Gazzo Joins Triple M Melbourne

Introducing the latest addition to the Triple M Melbourne team.

She’s been in the business for a quarter of a century, has been nominated for an Astra Award, did radio in London with Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand, presented TV on the BBC, ITV and MTV UK and has even been Courtney Love’s personal assistant. 

Now, Jane Gazzo, television presenter, music journo and radio broadcaster joins Triple M Melbourne as our new morning presenter.

Melbourne girl Jane began her impressive broadcasting career at the age of 16 with a stint at 3RRR and then went on to present nationally on Triple J and the ABC TV cult TV show Recovery.

Her big break came in 1999 when she tried her luck in London, landing a radio gig at X-FM where she worked with Gervais and Brand.  She went on later to work at both the BBC and Capital FM while also hosting various TV Shows.

In 2007 she returned home to Australia and took on the role of full time music presenter on Foxtel’s Channel [V], later moving to the MAX Music channel.

Head of Triple M, Mike Fitzpatrick said: “I'm excited to have Jane join Triple M.  She's a passionate music fan, a passionate Melburnian and a passionate Bloods supporter. Two out of three I guess. Needless to say, given she’s joining Triple M, Jane will probably have  to be called Gazza on air.”

Jane Gazzo said: "I am extremely excited to be joining Melbourne's Triple M and can't wait to get to work! People who know me, know how much I love my music and to be back on the radio in my home town on the home of modern rock and killer classics is just mind blowing. The bloke who signed Oasis once said to me, 'When rock is female, it only gets better' - I hope Melbourne is ready!"

Jane starts the morning shift on Triple M from April 7.

With the arrival of Jane Gazzo to Triple M Melbourne, Australia’s own “DANGEROUS” Dave Williams will be the new anchor of Triple M’s Rush Hour!

Dave is one of Australia’s best radio presenters and his skillset will now extend to drive.

He'll also host afternoons from March 16.

Welcome to the Triple M family, Jane! Great news Dangerous Dave!

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Posted: 23 February, 2015

Jaw-Dropping Blowout

Tyre blowout sends 4WD and trailer spinning out of control.

Image: Youtube/Keith Irving

A Melbourne based Youtube user has filmed the terrifying moments a trailer flipped over on the Eastlink freeway.

The video shows a four-wheel drive towing a enclosed trailer when a back left tyre blows out.

The car and trailer then jackknife, with the trailer completely flipping before coming to a stop.

Keith Irving - who uploaded the vision online - said the passenger of the 4WD was 'shaken up' but thankfully there were no major injuries.

The incident happened just after the Ferntree Gully Road exit on the city-bound side of Eastlink Freeway.

Let's see that again...

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Posted: 23 February, 2015

Severe Thunderstorm Hits Melbourne

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) have issued warnings.

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A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Melbourne and Victoria with heavy rain, large hailstones and damaging winds expected.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* secure any loose objects in the vicinity of your home.
* keep away from creeks and drains.
* do not drive vehicles through flooded areas.
* stay indoors if possible.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* if you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees
* listen to the radio for storm updates
* switch off your computer and electrical appliances

More information on the Bureau of Meteorology website.


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Posted: 20 February, 2015

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Posted: 19 February, 2015

Teenage Girl Snaps Picture Of Suspected Sex Creep In Springvale

Police searching for serial sex-pest.

Victoria Police are searching for man they believe exposed himself to a teenager twice in two weeks.

Investigators have been told a 17-year-old girl and her sister were waiting at a bus stop on Springvale Road, Springvale around 7.30am on 17 January when the man began masturbating in front of them.

Two weeks later, the young girl was again waiting at the same bus stop around 7.30am when the same man appeared.

He again put his hand down his pants and began masturbating, this time, the quick-thinking young lady took a photo of the man before boarding her bus.

Police have released an image of a man they believe may be able to assist the investigation.



He is described as around 183cm tall with an athletic build. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, black cap, black shorts and black runners during the second incident.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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Posted: 17 February, 2015

Maribyrnong River Human Remains Identified

Police have released an image in the hope it will assist their investigation.


Victoria police have identified the man with the unusual devil tattoo whose remains were found in the Maribyrnong river.

The 32-year-old man has been identified as Brendan David Bernard.

Police have released an image of Mr Bernard in the hope it will assist their investigation.

It is believed Mr Bernard last known movements were in Melbourne’s CBD on the afternoon of Tuesday 27 January.

Investigators are appealing for information to assist in establishing Mr Bernard’s movement’s after this date.

Investigators are appealing to any person who may have knowledge of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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Posted: 17 February, 2015

Aussie Learner Driver Stitches Up His Own Chainsaw Wound

Don't Drink And Drive.


Drink driving is never acceptable, even if you have just stitched up your own gaping Chainsaw wound.

ABC.com.au report that back in February 2014 Timothy Withrow from Port Willing, south of Adelaide, sustained a chainsaw wound.

His local hospital told him that there would be a 10-hour wait, so Withrow used a sewing needle and fishing line to stitch himself up.

Mr.Withrow then used gin to wash the wound… and also drunk some makeshift antiseptic to relieve his pain.

Once the wound was closed, Mr. Withrow realised that he still needed medical attention - and because he couldn’t get onto his wife - decided to drive himself to hospital.

Police pulled him over after he failed to stop and a stop sign and registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.175.

Withrow was charged with several driving offences, including drink driving, failing to stop, and breaching the terms of his learner's permit.

Today, Withrow lost his appeal to have the matter considered ‘trifling’ by the Supreme Court.

You can read more about it on abc.net.au/news

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Posted: 16 February, 2015

What To Do If You’ve Eaten The Recalled Frozen Berries

Berries pulled from Australian shelves after Hep A scare.

 

UPDATE Tuesday February 17:

Frozen raspberries are the latest product to be recalled in an ongoing food contamination scare.

Patties Foods has included 1kg Nanna's Raspberries to the recall following fears of possible Hep A contamination.

Nine people have so far contracted the virus after eating frozen mixed berries, including three in Victoria, two in NSW and four in Queensland.

UPDATE Monday February 16:

Queensland Health have confirmed that four Queenslanders had tested positive to hepatitis A after eating Nanna's frozen mixed berries.

BrisbaneTimes.com.au report that one of the infected is from Cairns, while two others are from southeast Queensland.

EARLIER:

Two brands of frozen mixed berries has been recalled across Australia, as five cases of hepatitis A have been  linked to the product in New South Wales and Victoria.

One-kilogram bags of Nanna's frozen mixed berries were recalled on Saturday, with the recall extended to Creative Gourmet mixed berries in 300 gram and 500 gram packets.

The berries came from China and Chile and were packed at Patties Foods, which is based at Bairnsdale.

Director of NSW Health’s Communicable Diseases Branch Dr Vicky Sheppeard said anyone who has eaten the products in the last two months should monitor for symptoms.

Symptoms of hepatitis A commence two to seven weeks after exposure to an infectious person or after eating contaminated food.

Early symptoms are fever, nausea and loss of appetite. After several days jaundice can develop which is noticed by yellowing of the eyeballs and skin, or dark urine and pale stools, sometimes accompanied by diarrhoea.

Anyone experiencing these symptoms should contact their GP.

* Concerned consumers can also call Patties Foods on 1800 650 069.


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