LNP star keeps foot in old electorate

first_img MORE: Karmichael Hunt lists Brisbane home The family kept the property after Crisafulli lost his bid to win his Townsville seat in the 2015 election. MORE: Darren Palmer reveals the colour of 2019 David Crisafulli is now Member for Broadwater on the Gold Coast with fresh issues such as derelict houseboats sinking in the Broadwater. Picture: Genevieve Faulkner. The man many political insiders believe could be the next leader of the Queensland Liberals is keeping a foot in his old electorate, despite settling comfortably into the Gold Coast.Former Townsville deputy mayor and Mundingburra MP David Crisafulli had moved to the Gold Coast after losing his seat in the 2015 elections, but rose again in the 2017 election as the Broadwater MP.Now Queensland Shadow Minister for Environment, Science and the Great Barrier Reef, Mr Crisafulli has decided to hang on to a three bedroom lowset investment property in Townsville currently registered under his wife Tegan. The Crisafulli investment home in Townsville is up for rent. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago The property is up for rent at $220 a week.The Condon property is up for rent at $220 a week and available for tenancy now.It was listed by Townsville agency Northern Realty West End as “a great home for a small family” with “a large fully fenced yard which is close to nearby schools, public transport, sporting fields and shops”. It’s also airconditioned with security screens throughout.The family moved to a four bedroom waterfront home on Hope Island in mid 2015 after the former QLD Minister for Local Government lost his seat along with several members of Campbell Newman’s government. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Ashes 2019: Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood included on Australia squad as James Pattinson misses second Test

first_imgA short statement accompanying the team announcement suggested the schedule and his injury history had seen him rested.James Pattinson left out of the squad for Lord’s, but who makes the final XI? #Ashes https://t.co/dun3xghD10— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) August 13, 2019Starc and Hazlewood each made the 17-man squad for the opening clash but missed out on the XI. At least one of them will now feature at Lord’s.Australia squad for second Test: Tim Paine, David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood. The paceman claimed 2-82 and 0-29, as well as contributing a handy unbeaten 47 in the second innings after a first-innings duck, as Australia beat England by 251 runs at Edgbaston.However, despite being available for selection, the visitors have opted against calling on Pattinson again at Lord’s, with the second Test beginning on Wednesday. James Pattinson has been left out by Australia for the second Ashes Test, with Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood included on the 12-man squad. Pattinson returned to the Test fold for the first time since 2016 in the series opener, having dealt with a number of injury problems in recent years.last_img read more

Chelsea pledge action after anti-Semitic chants

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea have promised to take the “strongest possible action” against any supporters found to have sung an anti-Semitic chant in Budapest, just days after four fans were suspended for abusing Raheem Sterling.Minutes into Thursday’s Europa League clash with Vidi in Budapest’s Groupama Arena, which ended 2-2, a vocal minority of Chelsea fans were heard singing a derogatory chant about Tottenham supporters, featuring anti-Semitic language.Chelsea in January launched a campaign to raise awareness and educate about anti-Semitism in football and the club, including owner Roman Abramovich, who is Jewish, have expressed disgust at the latest incident.“Anti-Semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans,” said a Chelsea spokesman. “It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities.“We have stated this loud and clear on many occasions from the owner, the board, coaches and players. “Any individuals that can’t summon the brainpower to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by used using anti-Semitic or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club.”Chelsea and police opened investigations after alleged racist abuse was directed at Manchester City’s Sterling by a section of home supporters during last week’s match at Stamford Bridge.That overshadowed Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League win over last season’s champions City and the latest incident is sure to be investigated by European governing body UEFA, which said it is awaiting the referee’s report.Chelsea topped Group L in the Europa League to qualify for the knockout stages.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Florida man arrested for firing gun into the air during an argument

first_imgAuthorities in the Florida Keys say they arrested a Miami man who reportedly fired several gunshots into the air during an argument.The incident occurred over the weekend in Key Largo.The suspect 35-year-old Danny Daniel, told authorities that he went to his friend’s house where his family was staying and began arguing with another man about  “issues they had earlier in the day.” At some point during the argument, Daniel went to his vehicle and pulled out a gun which he then began firing into the air.Authorities reported that Daniel fired at least four gun shots, which was called in to them.He was later arrested on a misdemeanor charge of firing a weapon in public or on residential property.last_img read more

Disney’s Elsa Gets a Girlfriend in Frozen 3

first_imgDisney’s Frozen 2 is not out yet and we are already talking about Frozen 3.It appears that Elsa is getting a girlfriend in the third installment.Disney wanted her to have a girlfriend in the sequel but were afraid that some countries would ban the movie if they did.There was six years between Frozen 1 and Frozen 2 so clearly Frozen 3 is down the road.The hope is by the time Frozen 3 comes around Elsa having a girlfriend and being a lesbian won’t be perceived as a controversial topic anymore.Parents, get ready to do some explaining to your kids when this movie hits theaters.last_img read more

Louisville’s Ware breaks leg in tourney game

first_imgSERIOUS INJURY–Trainers check on Louisville guard Kevin Ware (5) after an injury during the first half of the Midwest Regional final against Duke in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) by Michael MarotINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A gruesome injury that left Louisville guard Kevin Ware with a broken leg plunged Lucas Oil Stadium into horrified silence, with coach Rick Pitino wiping away tears and shocked teammates openly weeping during Sunday’s Midwest Regional final.Ware’s right leg bent in such an awkward and frightening angle that CBS stopped showing replays shortly after the fall in the NCAA tournament matchup against Duke.He was taken into surgery at Methodist Hospital after the game to repair the fracture. Team officials said the leg was broken in two places.“The bone’s 6 inches out of his leg and all he’s yelling is, ‘Win the game, win the game,’” Pitino said. “I’ve not seen that in my life. … Pretty special young man.”Pitino said that he and his son, Richard, who recruited Ware, along with the team’s equipment manager would stay in Indianapolis overnight so they could see Ware when he comes out of surgery.Viewers who watched the injury on TV reacted on social networks and (hash)KevinWare shot to one of the top worldwide trending topics on Twitter. Video of the injury was posted on YouTube — CBS initially replayed it twice before changing course.The brutal mishap occurred after Ware jumped to contest a 3-pointer by Tyler Thornton. Ware’s leg buckled when he landed, bending almost at a right angle. Nearly six seconds ran off the clock before the officials, at Pitino’s urging, stopped the game with 6:33 left in the first half.Louisville star Russ Smith heard the break and Chane Behanan, Ware’s closest friend, couldn’t believe what was happening.“The bone was literally out. I saw white, it was literally out,” said Behanan, who collapsed to his hands and feet at the sight.The two spoke at halftime.“He said ‘Don’t worry about me, I’m good, I’ll have my surgery tonight,’” Behanan said. “Go win it for me.”Two doctors speculated Ware might have had stress fractures that predisposed him to such a break. Pitino said it was the same injury former Louisville running back Michael Bush had in football. Bush, now with the Chicago Bears, has recovered to have a productive NFL career.It turned out Bush was watching the game on TV. “I just cried,” he wrote on Twitter. “I feel so bad. Flashback of myself. Anyone if he needs anything please let me know.”The injury happened right in front of Pitino and the Louisville bench, and several Cardinals were overcome with emotion.Louisville forward Wayne Blackshear fell to the floor, crying, and Behanan looked as if he was going to be sick on the court, kneeling on his hands and feet. Peyton Siva sat a few feet away, a hand covering his mouth.“I dropped to go the ground. I’ve never seen anything like that,” Behanan said. “I don’t remember the last time I cried.”Luke Hancock patted Ware’s chest as doctors worked on the sophomore and Russ Smith — who is from New York City like Ware — walked away, pulling his jersey over his eyes.Someone finally pulled Behanan to his feet, but he doubled over and needed a few seconds to gather himself. As Ware was being loaded onto a stretcher, the Cardinals gathered at midcourt until Pitino called them over, saying that Ware wanted to talk to them before he left.In the immediate aftermath, condolences poured in on social media. Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, who famously sustained a broken leg on “Monday Night Football” in a game against the New York Giants, tweeted that, “Watching Duke/ Louisville my heart goes out to Kevin Ware.”Dr. Reed Estes, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and team physician for the UAB football team, said Ware’s injury “looks like a pretty bad break to both his tibia and fibula,” the two long bones in the lower leg.Basketball players are prone to stress fractures in the tibia, the larger of these two bones, and that can weaken them, he said.“If these are not detected they can result in a full fracture, particularly if the landing mechanics are just right” after a jump, Estes said. Surgery to stabilize the bones is usually successful, and Ware should be fine to play next season, he said.Dr. Frederick Azar, head of the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tenn., and a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, said Ware “jumped pretty far horizontally and vertically, and he landed with a twist,” which puts so much torsion and stress on the bones they could have just snapped. He agreed with Estes’ assessment that a stress fracture could have made Ware more prone to such an injury.Louisville, the top overall seed in the tourney, went more than 3 minutes without scoring after the accident but regained its composure to take a 35-32 halftime lead and went on to an 85-63 victory.“We won this for him,” Pitino said. “We were all choked up with emotion for him. We’ll get him back to normal. We’ve got great doctors, great trainers. We talked about it every timeout, ‘Get Kevin home.’”Ware, a 6-foot-2 sophomore from the Bronx who played his high school basketball in the Atlanta area, was instrumental in Louisville’s victory over Oregon in the regional semifinals. He scored 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench.Behanan switched into Ware’s No. 5 jersey near the end of the game.Afterward, he kept on it and the Cardinal players led the heavily partisan Louisville crowd in chants of “Kev-in, Kev-in.”AP Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione contributed to this report.last_img read more

DONEGAL FAMILY GOES CHRISTMAS JUMPER CRACKERS!

first_imgDONEGAL has gone Christmas jumper crackers this year.It seems as if everyone in the county has managed to get their hands on wacky festive pullover.And Carole McGloughlin had no choice but to join in with the Speer family in Carrigart! Pictured are Lisa, Adam, Craig, Alexis, Andrew, Andrew and Carole. DONEGAL FAMILY GOES CHRISTMAS JUMPER CRACKERS! was last modified: December 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL FAMILY GOES CHRISTMAS JUMPER CRACKERS!last_img read more

Livestock diseases a global threat worth monitoring

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Don “Doc” SandersThis month’s column is more serious than most. If you’re looking for entertainment and my usual wild stories, you may want to skip this one. But this column is a must-read, if you raise livestock and/or care about the American food supply (and if you’re like me, you like to eat). Livestock disease outbreaks are occurring every day somewhere in the world. These diseases, if not contained, could threaten our food supply and lifestyle in a way that most Americans are too naïve to fathom.It will pay you to be aware of this situation, so you can be prepared. For starters, here are a few facts that escape most Americans.Many diseases are zoonotic. This means they can spread from animals to humans, or vice versa.An example is avian influenza, which can pass from birds to humans. Remember the avian flu outbreak a couple years ago? More than five million turkeys and chickens had to be euthanized when the flu virus swept through flocks throughout the U.S.Other animal diseases do not spread to humans. But they can cause huge economic losses to farmers and the entire food supply chain, from transportation to processing, to institutional food programs, to retail grocery stores and restaurants.You may remember when in 2013 PED (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea) killed more than seven million baby pigs in the U.S. — not counting millions more in other countries such as China. Now you know why the price of bacon rose.It was discovered that virus-carrying swine feed ingredients from China caused this PED outbreak. Feed has been suspected of carrying diseases around the world for years, but this was a first when it was proven.You may think I’m raising alarm over old news. But several potential disease outbreaks are on the horizon, deeply concerning U.S. health authorities. These include African Swine Fever (ASF), Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and a new Avian Influenza outbreak. Several diseases could directly threaten Americans, while some have popped up in countries where American companies do business.African Swine Fever is a disease that’s new to American interests. It has cropped up in China with over 16 outbreaks reported recently. Apparently, it was transported from Russia across the border to a pig farm in northern Heilongjiang province. Nobody can explain how it happened — at least no one who will admit to knowing anything about it.The Chinese pig farmer recognized he had sick hogs, so he loaded them on a truck and transported them to the closest packing plant, 1,100 miles south. Talk about a recipe for spreading the disease! When he arrived at the packing plant most of the pigs were dead. No one has said if the pigs were disposed of or processed. It’s anyone’s guess.Since that time, 15 more ASF outbreaks have occurred in China. These outbreaks seemed unrelated, as they popped up in many locations. American veterinary scientists have volunteered to assist the Chinese government with control of the epidemic. I was involved with making contacts, but Chinese authorities declined our assistance and have remained tight-lipped since the earliest reports of the disease outbreak.Even though American officials are concerned about ASF, they have deeper worries. They are on edge about FMD — not if FMD will occur in the U.S. but when it will occur!Foot and Mouth Disease (not to be confused with Foot in Mouth Disease, with which I’m afflicted) was eradicated from the U.S. in 1929. Now FMD is persistent in several South American countries, Europe and many Third World countries that don’t have the resources to establish disease containment or eradication plans. Such plans inconvenience American tourists, but such measures can prevent disease from crossing borders.The threat of FMD will affect more than farmers. Every American citizen will feel the inconvenience of efforts to control the disease. Humans aren’t susceptible to either of these diseases but can carry either of them on their clothes or in illicit food products purchased in a country with these viruses.Ten-mile zones around disease outbreaks will be quarantined. Police, sheriff’s deputies and National Guard will be mobilized to ensure the integrity of the quarantine zones.Dairy farms will be especially encumbered by the restrictions, because milk must be picked up every day. Milk trucks will have to be disinfected upon entering the zone to pick up a dairy farm’s milk and disinfected once again when leaving the farm with the milk.What makes this especially difficult for dairy farms is that they will need to plan for a “clean” zone equipped with disinfection equipment for milk pickup. The other option is to construct a neutral zone where trucks can load without entering the dairy farm.Most dairy farms today are struggling to survive. Because of the depth of their economic woes, very few dairymen have developed a plan in the event of a quarantine. Without a plan, they could have to wait days, or perhaps weeks, before they could market their milk. Since dairies harvest milk every day, a dairyman will be put in the situation of having to dump his cows’ milk until he has developed a USDA-approved written plan and acquired disinfecting equipment.Because of their economic circumstances, some dairymen will not be inclined to make the extra effort that a quarantine will require. They will be more inclined to sell their herds. I understand their emotions, as being a dairyman is extremely difficult these days.Selling their herds won’t be easy either, because it could take weeks for the dairymen to get a permit to move the cows off the farm. Without a USDA-approved quarantine plan, these dairymen will be in limbo.My advice to all livestock owners is to discuss and plan a course of action with a veterinarian who is familiar with requirements, so they can continue operating in the wake of a catastrophic disease such as FMD. But most veterinarians aren’t yet up to speed on the requirements.The 2013 PED outbreak in baby pigs is just a mini version of what could happen in a major disease outbreak. PED killed baby pigs only. Even then, swine operations had pickup truck loads of carcasses to dispose of.Contingency plans are needed for disposal of animal carcasses in the event of widespread animal deaths or mass euthanasia. Suffice it to say, officials with Homeland Security and the USDA have been researching plans for wholesale disposal of livestock by burial, composting, cremation and alkali digestors.Which brings to mind the Louisiana official I met at a meeting in Amarillo on animal carcass disposal methods during an epidemic disease outbreak (yes, I live a glamorous life). He told me that in the Pelican state they have their own 100% efficient disposal method. With a slow drawl he explained, “We drag the carcasses down to the river bank and let the alligators clean them up. We just need a knife to let the air out of them before the alligators will touch them.”last_img read more

High-class shopping in the middle of nowhere. — Prada, y’all! (GC1W1KC) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgPrada, Marfa. Photo by geocacher wininiGeocache Name:Prada, y’all! (GC1W1KC)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Rodeo Drive, Fifth Avenue…middle-of-nowhere, Texas? If you’re trying to figure out what these places all have in common, it’s something you would probably never expect: Prada. Yes, the luxury clothing brand you can see fancy people around the world wearing. There’s one thing different about this Prada store, though: it’s never open and it only has right-footed shoes. Just outside of Marfa, Texas, artists Elmgreen and Dragset collaborated with multiple people, including Miuccia Prada herself, to create this piece of installation art. While the shoes and handbags in the store are pretty, we think the smiley you earn for finding the nearby geocache is way cooler.# of Finds:109# of Favorite Points:30What the geocache creators, The Stray Gatts, to say:“We had just visited Marfa and were continuing west when we ran across this amazing, surreal place in the middle of the desert. We were stunned that there was not already a geocache there so we just snuck one in. We had no idea that it would become as popular as it is, but in retrospect it is such an unusual site that it makes sense. We’re honored by the positive reviews and favorites, but we are most happy that we have been able to help a few other people discover it. I’d love to give a huge shout out to the amazing geocache community: “Hey Geo-Brothers and Sisters… CACHE ON!!”What geocachers are saying:“This was my favorite cache of the whole trip. I love Prada and I love Marfa (it was my first visit) with it’s great stories, food and cute hotels. What a great idea, to put a cache here. I am sure we would have missed this if there was not a cache.” – Mrs_HiDude“We just had to check this one out! Never would have believed this. Just another reason to get out and geocache. Thanks for putting a cache here.”  – DaveandDeb“This was the highlight of the whole trip. The wife loved it! Found the cache quickly, then hung around to snap a few photos. What a riot! TFTC!” – HoustonControlRead More LogsPhotos:When we said in the middle of nowhere, we weren’t joking. Photo by geocacher HoustonControlTwo happy cachers scoping out some fashions and earning a smiley. Photo by geocacher TX1096Those shoes and handbags are SO 2005. Photo by geocacher thenkengreneSee More Photos SharePrint RelatedMingo — Geocache of the WeekMarch 29, 2017In “Community”This one is a shoe-in. — Tree of Soles (GC27XEW) — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 26, 2014In “Community”Privy (GC2Z6GB) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 1, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” What’s the most interesting place you never would’ve seen if it hadn’t been for a geocache? Post the story and the photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

The Worst: Ohio State’s Wireless Is Preventing Buckeye QB Stephen Collier From Watching “House Of Cards”

first_imgStephen Collier can't watch House of Cards because of Ohio State's wireless signal.Today is a great day. It’s Friday, but, more importantly, Season 3 of House of Cards has been released. Millions of people across the country will be visiting Netflix to watch Frank Underwood wreak havoc in Washington, D.C. Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback Stephen Collier wants to be one of those people watching the show. But he can’t – the spotty wireless on OSU’s Columbus campus isn’t letting him access the online media platform. We feel for you, Stephen. Finally get a break to go watch House of Cards in between class in then Osuwireless does Osuwireless things pic.twitter.com/u479rsHAsJ— Stephen Collier (@S13Collier) February 27, 2015Ohio State wireless: step your game up. There’s TV shows to be binging.last_img read more