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Saturday, 12 May

20:59 Westwood - Capricorn Highway "cairns IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Hazard - Adverse driving conditions - Animal or wildlife


Australian Army MRH-90 Helicopter A40-024 at Maryborough Airport as "Checker 01" "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

On Friday 11 May, Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-024 was spotted completing airwork at Maryborough Airport.  It had earlier flown up from Oakey Army Aviation Centre.

After completing its airwork A40-024 returned to Oakey.  The MRH-90 was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Checker 01".

All photos taken by David Geck 


Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Beech B350 Super King Air A32-343 "Hudson 04" Pops into Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Late in the morning on Thursday 10 May, Royal Australian Air Force Beech B350 Super King Air A32-343 "Hudson 04" was spotted arriving into Rockhampton Airport from Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.

After a lunch break and the King Air was refuelled, A32-343 departed Rockhampton Airport for Cairns.

All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman 


Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Beech B350 Super King Air A32-437 "Dingo 14" Pops into Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Among all the arrivals and departures for Beef Australia 2018, also calling into Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 8 May was Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Beech B350 Super King Air A32-437.

A32-437 at Maryborough Airport last week  (File photo)

Flying as "Dingo 14", the Super King Air flew down from Townsville and did several touch and go's at Rockhampton Airport before landing for a brief period of time.  It then 'reprogrammed' and departed back to Townsville.

Photo taken by David Geck 


More Photos of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing EA-18G Growler Electronic Warfare Jets at Rockhampton Airport This Week "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The Growlers carried out visual landing approach training and familiarisation operations at Rockhampton Airport including missed approaches and overshoots into both Runway 15 and then later, Runway 33.  The ability to land at alternate airfields is an essential part of the pilot training on the Growler aircraft.

Local plane spotters Russell P and Scott H were also on hand during the early part of the afternoon to capture some great photos as three of the Growlers, which are flown by the RAAF's Number 6 Squadron based at RAAF Base Amberley, flew from there to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) before they all made separate approaches into Rockhampton Airport.

The first three were identified as A46-302 which was flying as "Wolf 11".



No One Knows These Adorable 'Flying Teddy Bears' Even Exist "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

They might look like fluffy teddy bears, but these little guys can soar an impressive 300 feet in the air from tree to tree in their forest homes.

Meet the greater glider, an undoubtedly adorable marsupial who lives in the eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia. These nocturnal creatures are the largest flying possum out there but most people dont even know they exist.

Which is turning out to be bad news.

Credit: Queensland Glider Network

The gliders commonly live in old, hollowed-out trees, which have recently been getting cut down to make room for development projects or logging operations. The vegetation they rely on for food is also wiped out during development.

Greater gliders are dependent on tree hollows, which only exist in eucalypts of 100 years or older, Matt Cecil, projects manager for Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, told The Dodo. Where bushland has been cleared for agriculture, timber production, urban sprawl or linear infrastructure, the availability of tree hollows is much reduced.

Credit: Queensland Glider Network

Fewer trees means more trouble for the species, which has already seen an 80-percent population drop in recent years. For Cecil, who is part of a coalition called the Queensland Glider Network, which specifically works to help glider species, the largest struggle has been simply getting people to recognize that these animals exist and need help.

This is such a magnificent animal that most of the Australian public wouldnt even know existed, and wouldnt know what it was if it glided into their face, Cecil said. That is the sad part. Its hard to fight to protect animals that the greater population doesnt even know about.


MACKAY Homemade handgun excuse rejected "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

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Yandina Creek Wetland - Back from the Brink "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Yandina Creek Wetland this week, with the backdrop of Mt Ninderry
With floodgates being reopened this week so the Yandina Creek Wetland on Queensland's Sunshine Coast can be restored, the future is looking bright for this important site. A campaign spanning six years has finally resulted in an excellent outcome for biodiversity in the heart of Australia's tenth largest city. Supporters of that campaign have suggested that its history be documented; this account is penned in response.

I began campaigning to protect a wetland along River Road, Yandina Creek, back in 2012. At the time I thought the wetland was restricted to a small area of privately owned land adjoining the eastern end of the road. I was struck by how this property was so rich in birdlife - birds included Black-tailed Native-hen and Australian Painted-Snipe, both very rare in south-east Queensland.

I was disturbed by the destruction of similar habitat on a neighbouring River Road property, and proposed to the Sunshine Coast Council (Sunshine Coast Regional Council at the time) that it acquire part of the area and protect it as a nature reserve. The proposal was rejected, largely on the grounds of cost.



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Friday, 11 May


Swift Parrot at Durikai State Forest at 28 11 52S 151 37 09E reported by Barry Davies and Dennis Sewell. on 11-05-2018 "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Two adults and a juvenile at the pond. One adult has an aluminium ring on its right leg. They sat quietly in the same location for about 30 minutes. Two more were seen flying but they could have been the same birds.


Latam Eco Review: Colombias last nomadic tribe faces extinction "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Below are summaries of the most popular stories by our Spanish language service, Mongabay Latam, from the week of April 30 May 6. Among the top articles: more than 20 families of the last nomadic indigenous peoples of Colombia face a serious food crisis. In other news, a new app allows fisherfolk and others in ports and markets to monitor fish in the Amazon river basin. The image above of an elephant weevil (Orthorhinus cylindrirostris) from the vast Mongabay archive was the most popular on Latams social networks. Colombias last nomadic tribe faces extinction The Nukak Mak often need to share a chicken among more than 70 people. Image by Alberto Castao for Mongabay. The Nukak Mak, the last nomadic indigenous, contacted peoples of Colombia, are on the brink of disappearance. Deforestation, invasions into their ancestral territories, displacement, along with a cultural and environmental degradation from bureaucracy, are making it impossible for the Nukak to manage their lands or feed themselves. Underwater spiders: the strange lives of intertidal spiders A male Bob Marley spider (Desis bobmarley) discovered in Port Douglas in Queensland, Australia. Image courtesy of Robert Raven A spider named for reggae legend Bob Marley is a new member of 15 species of intertidal spiders. At this point, scientists have registered intertidal spiders along the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, the south of Africa, the Pacific islands and India. The spider can stay under water for up to 24 hours due to a notable adaptation: small water


Video Friday: Atlas Jogging, Launch, and Robotic Warehouse "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: Boston Dynamics via YouTube

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. Well also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; heres what we have so far (send us your events!):

NASA Robotic Mining Competition  May 14-18, 2018  Kennedy Space Center, Fla., USA
ICRA 2018  May 21-25, 2018  Brisbane, Australia
Dynamic Walking Conference  May 21-24, 2018  Pensacola, Fla., USA
RoboCup 2018  June 18-22, 2018  Montreal, Canada
RSS 2018  June 26-30, 2018  Pittsburgh, Pa., USA
Ubiquitous Robots 2018  June 27-30, 2018  Honolulu, Hawaii
MARSS 2018  July 4-8, 2018  Nagoya, Japan
AIM 2018  July 9-12, 2018  Auckland, New Zealand
ICARM 2018  July 18-20, 2018  Singapore
ICMA 2018  August 5-8, 2018  Changchun, China
SSRR 2018  August 6-8, 2018  Philadelphia, Pa., USA

Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy todays videos.

Boston Dynamics posted some awesome new videos this week; the first shows Atlas jogging (!):

Jogging involves a flight phase, which means that the robot is spending time completely airborne during each gait cycle. It takes much more energy to do this relative to walking, which is more like a continuous controlled fall forward. Atlas even looks kind of human-like as...


Traditional owners seize control of infamous Lawn Hill cattle station "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

This news comes from Welcome to country (9 May 2018), an independent Indigenous news/media website. It tells of a story where traditional owners have just acted together, to take the land, over which their ancestors has traditional custodianship.

Traditional Waanyi Owners have reclaimed ownership of the infamous Lawn Hill cattle station. The Lawn Hill station once had 40 sets of Aboriginal ears nailed to the walls of the stations homestead.

The brutal history is a common story across Australia where land was taken under the most shocking circumstances. Just as those who faced the injustices back then, todays generation suffers the injustice of being left out and excluded from opportunities to develop the land the way we wish. This is changing on Waanyi land with this latest action by the Waanyi people. Watch below:

According to the media release by the Waanyi PBC, the Waanyi people wish to take back 100 percent full control of the station where previously 49% was held by New Century Resources under the joint Lawn Hill and Riversleigh Pastoral Company. The action comes after growing mistrust of the LHRPHC by the Waanyi PBC who claim they are being denied access to financial records which makes it impossible to know how much profits are being made under the LHRPHC name.

The Waanyi PBC also allege that LHRPHC membership records are not being provided on request and legitimate applications by Waanyi people are being ignored or denied. The partnership between the Waanyi Advancement Limited (WAL) and NCR under the LHRPHC was supposed to be an initiative that lead to financial empowerment for the Waanyi people but now, that only appears to be possible through complete 100% ownership and control.

Make sure to follow updates on this story by following Alec Doomadgee, the chairman of the Waanyi PBC on Facebook. We will be waiting to see the response by the media towards this historic action. You can be sure we will call them out if they choose to try and ignore these developments.

The post Traditional owners seize control of infamous Lawn Hill cattle station appeared first on The Pen.


$4m fine urged for polluter Linc Energy "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Former Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson (back) and Mr Peter Bond, CEO and founder of Linc Energy in 2011. AAP Image/Andrew Taylor.


A failed Queensland energy company, which polluted a large part of the Darling Downs with hazardous contaminants, should be fined up to $4 million dollars, prosectors say.

Sentencing has begun for Linc Energy in the Brisbane District Court with the company guilty of five counts of wilfully and unlawfully causing environmental harm.

Crown prosecutor Ralph Devlin QC told the court Linc had acted deviously in knowing the risks of its operations between 2007 and 2013, with one harmful chemical referred to as Mr Bubbles by management.

The post $4m fine urged for polluter Linc Energy appeared first on Echonetdaily.


Reservations about reduced speeds and barriers "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Riders have expressed reservations about the possibility of speed reductions and unsafe barriers in impending roadworks on Brisbanes most famous motorcycling road.

Transport and Main Roads has contacted members of the Motorcycle Advocacy Group (Qld) to advise they are starting design work on $11.3 million worth of roadworks projects in the Mount Glorious region.

They say the works will improve safety along sections of Mount Glorious Road and the western end of Samford-Mount Glorious Road (between Dawson Creek Road and Mount Glorious Road).

This includes installing reflective markers, guide posts, guard rails and road signage, along with line marking improvements and pavement resurfacing. Barriers will also be installed at known and high-risk crash locations, which include motorcycle safety features to protect these road users, the TMR says.

Rider reservations

Stuart Langfield Mt Glorious reservationsStuart Langfield

Motorcycle Advocacy Group (MAG) spokesman Stuart Langfield says he has reservations about the roadworks, particularly barriers, surface suitability, wet-road grip and reduced speed zones.

Motorbike Writer contacted the TMR for more details but a spokesman said they could not yet provide any specifics.

Work has just started on design so it is too early to discuss proposed works locations and types of treatments that may be included in this project, the TMR spokesman says.

We understand Mount Glorious Road and Samford-Mount Glorious Road are popular routes with motorcyclists and would like to reassure everyone that design features, including specific safety treatments for motorcyclists, will improve safety for all road users.  

The pr...


Scientists Discovered Berries That Could Be Used to Kill Tumors and Possibly Cure Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

If you have not yet heard of Blushwood berries, you should really look into them. It seems the extract produced by these berries could be considered to be a powerful tool in preventing and ridding ourselves of bad health.

Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumors by using an experimental drug derived from these berries. This drug is referred to as EBC-46. It was produced by extracting a compound from the berries themselves and showed to be about 70 percent effective.

While not much has been heard about the drug since 2014, it is important to be aware of. This drug works by destroying the blood vessels that supply the tumors with oxygen and nutrients. It targets a protein called Protein Kinase C (PKC) that prevents tumor cells from making the proteins that help them to continue on living.

This drug has proven to be quite effective. One very important thing to note about this berry-derived drug is that those mice also did not experience relapse which is quite common with treatment methods like chemotherapy. A company known as QBiotics holds the patent for EBC-46 and they have tested this product on mice, cats, dogs, and horses with great success.

According to the QBiotics website, they have begun clinical testing of this drug in humans and are evaluating it for safety as per usual. It is being conducted in Australia where it was first found/created and we hope will bring some promising things to light. So far, it seems trials conducted on 22 patients with things like melanoma demonstrated good tolerability and limited adverse effects.

QBiotics describes this drug as follows on their website:

QBiotics leading anticancer pharmaceutical, tigilanol tiglate (EBC-46), is a novel small molecule diterpene ester in development as a local treatment for solid tumors. Tigilanol tiglate was discovered by applying the EcoLogic approach to drug discovery from the tropical rainforests of Queensland Australia. The drug is not synthetically tractable and is isolated from the Australian native plant Blushwood. Tigilanol tiglate is a protein kinase C (PKC) activator and when injected into solid tumors causes PKC-dependent hemorrhagic necrosis, rapid tumor cell death and ultimate removal of solid tumors as demonstrated in pre-clinical models of cancer.

What do you think, could this play out in a...

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