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There once was a river called Murray
whose water was all in a flurry
from place to place
the water did race
I wonder why its in such a hurry
While still in the middle of completing her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney, Naomi Koh Belic loves to create video content on the basic science behind multiple sclerosis and investigate how this digital media improves understanding and how participants self regulate their learning.
From FameLab to the Discovery Channel Australia, Koh Belic is a wealth of information on how easy and fascinating science could be!
For more interviews like this, tune into Monday Drive with Ruth Hessey on Mondays at 4 p.m.
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Up to 70 homes and other buildings have been destroyed in a ferocious fast-moving bushfire that ripped through a picturesque seaside town on the NSW far south coast.
The 1000-hectare blaze around Tathra, east of Bega, started on Sunday and was fanned by very strong winds and high temperatures in the states east.
It burned through several kilometres of bushland and crossed a river before it reached the township and is still out of control.
As the sun rose on Monday, authorities have begun to assess the area.
Our early indications are that the number of buildings impacted is likely to climb above 70, but we will confirm that with the work of the building impact assessment teams this morning, RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told Network Seven on Monday.
We have this awful situation throughout the community of Tathra, where we have damaged buildings, damaged homes, and infrastructure, he said.
Hundreds of residents in the town, with a population of about 1600, slept in an evacuation centre in Bega.
Communication was affected after a mobile phone tower collapsed, making it difficult to determine how many people remained in the town.
1790 - HMS (His Majesty's Ship) Sirius was popping over to
Norfolk Island with a bite to eat when it had a nasty mischief on a
reef and went belly up.
1803 - Laurence Dempsey was Hanged for feloniously entering the house of Thomas Neal of Richmond Hill.
1836 - Marvellous, wonderful and simply splendid David Scott Mitchell was pupped today. Mitchell spent most of his life and a small fortune collecting Australiana, which he donated to the NSW State Library on his death. Old Four Hours was the nickname the hansom cab drivers gave him due to his habit of spending 4 hours every Monday searching through second hand book shops.
1839 - Land prices plummeted and the locals upped sticks and decamped... settlement began at Port Lincoln.
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Referencing Middle eastern rhythms and frenetic footwork, DJ Plead delivers percussive-led tunes with full body-shaking vibes.
No stranger to Australias electronic music scene, DJ Plead, aka Jarred Beeler, is also half of drum-workout duo Poison, a third of Sydney trio BV and founder of new label SUMAC. Now Melbourne-based, Beelers solo project intelligently draws on his Middle Eastern background to create fresh club tracks, informed by a mix of Lebanese pop and traditional wedding music.
Layering carefully crafted drum and vocal loops with interjections of synths and tides of transportive rhythms, DJ Plead has just released his debut EP Get In Circle via Decisions, the Melbourne dancefloor focused label run by Air Max 97. Do yourself a favour and move through the opener DVE, below a deep and hypnotic jam fusing Beelers heart and heritage.
Play it loud and get in circle!
Sydney has sweltered through its hottest autumn day in 78 years, with temperatures soaring past 40C on Sunday. The mercury hit 40.5C at Sydney Airport in the city's inner-south, a staggering 16C higher than the average March temperature of 24C. Even the eastern beaches saw temperatures as high as 39C as north-westerly winds counteracted any sea breeze. Weatherzone meteorologist Graeme Brittain told Daily Mail Australia the scorching temperatures were 'highly unusual'. Mr Brittain said wind gusts in excess of 90km tore through the New South Wales coastline, but brought little reprieve from the heat. He warned temperatures would likely remain high overnight. Sunbathers flocked to Sydney's beaches on Sunday amid the sweltering autumn heatwave. Bondi beach was packed with revellers in search of some relief from the scorching hot temperatures.
A toy dinosaur could end up costing NSW about $500,000 after police settled a claim they had bashed two men in Queanbeyan in 2013.
The two officers have been promoted, one having made detective, and remain on the force after NSW settled the claim without admission of liability in August.
Court-tendered documents alleged Rickey Caton and Adam Antram were beaten by then-senior constable Todd Finnigan and then-constable Patrick Hicks in December, 2013 after Mr Caton pointed a toy dinosaur at senior constable Finnigan.
According to the claim, the two officers then charged Mr Caton and Mr Antram with numerous offences, including assaulting an officer, in what is now known as "the dinosaur incident".
The case went ahead until a third officer who was present, constable Lucie Litchfield, testified in court to the contrary.
In total, the incident could cost NSW about $500,000. After police dropped the criminal charges against Mr Caton and Mr Antram in October 2015, they paid their $110,00 legal costs.
Their lawyer, Peter Bevan, expects the NSW government to pay over $300,000 in legal costs after a civil claim lodged by the men saw the police settle for $45,000 apiece with the two men in August this year.
An internal police investigation into the officers' actions that night concluded in June this year they had not acted improperly and no disciplinary action was taken.
The two officers have been promoted. According to unrelated court documents from September this year, Finnigan has been promoted to detective; another unrelated document from May shows Hicks is now a senior constable.
"Those two officers remain in the workplace with the full confidence of the commander," a NSW police spokeswoman said.
Ms Litchfield resigned from the force in 2015, then telling Fairfax Media she had been driven out. Ms Litchfield was contacted for comment for this article.
Mr Bevan has lodged a complaint to the NSW police watchdog, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, regarding the investigation's outcome.
A commission spokeswoman said they were reviewing the internal report. "Once the LECC has completed this review, further information will be sent directly to the complainant about the matter," the spokeswoman said.
Speaking for the first time since the settlement, ?Mr Caton and Mr Antram expressed frustration the two officers remained employed. "It wasn't even about the money for me, I would have rather seen them lose their jobs," Mr Caton said. "If it wasn't for Lucie we probably would be in jail."
According to court documents from the settled civil claim on December 21, 2013, police stopped Mr Caton, Mr Antram and two other friends on Morella Aven...
I can hardly believe how far left Victoria is veering: State police charging a conservative to protect him from Leftists. Charging protection money is what criminals do. The next step is refusing protection and letting harm happen.
The whole rationale for government is that there are some things that should not be user-pays, but which the State should pay, like roads and infrastructure, defence, police, search and rescue, and emergency services, certain amenities ... etc. If the police don't think it is part of their job to prevent criminal assault, what are they good for?
The only consolation is that this is probably a try-on
THE ORGANISER behind controversial Milo Yiannopoulos' Melbourne event is refusing to cough up $50,000 to cover the cost of police after a violent protest broke out.
Penthouse publisher Damien Costas, the man who organised Milo Yiannopoulos's tour, told 3AW he had no intention of paying the five-figure bill from Victoria Police, following the Kensington clash.
I can't imagine we would (pay the larger bill)," he said. In Melbourne they were talking about a user pays model but a particular sergeant at our head of security we were dealing with said We'd like you to pay for the barriers, bollards etc'."
I think the entire thing was about five or $6000." I paid what I was asked to pay. Anything over and above that we can determine." This is actually asking the victim to pay the bill."
He said user-pay models were discussed in every state and he'd paid about $9000 for police in the Gold Coast and nothing in New South Wales.
Supporters of the far-Right figure were involved in violent clashes with left-wing protesters on Monday night in Kensington.
Hundreds of police were called in with some using capsicum spray to subdue rioters.
Mr Costas said the 3000 attendees didn't do anything wrong rather those uninvited threw rocks.
Police Minister Lisa Neville told the radio station on Wednesday the event's promoters would have to foot the bill, which would be at least $50,000. She said billing event organisers for police resources was commonplace.
For these sort of rallies, but also for the AFL and those big events there is an agreement around the costs," she said. Ms Neville said she was confident Mr Yiannopoulos would cough up.
(It's a) big call to say you're going to ignore a bill from Victoria Police," she said.
Mr Costas said the police presence was executed with military precision" and there were also 70 security guards at the event.
An off-duty Sydney police sergeant who was found guilty of using her rank and authority to avoid being randomly breath tested by a junior colleague has been jailed in a Sydney court.
Sarah Louise Johnston, 50, drove away from the RBT site without having been tested after a short conversation with the rookie officer at North Sydney on January 8, 2016.
She wept in the dock on Friday as Judge Christopher Hoy sentenced her to 16 months in jail with a non-parole period of 12 months.
'I consider the offender's conduct was disgraceful,' he said at the Downing Centre District Court.
The trial heard Johnston drank at least one schooner of beer while celebrating the new year with colleagues from North Sydney Police Station at two nearby pubs.
She was driving home to the Central Coast when she was pulled over at a random breath testing site on the Pacific Highway at Crows Nest.
Two junior officers conducting the RBTs - Constable Cameron Brooks and Constable Tugcan Sackesen - immediately recognised her.
Const Sackesen gave evidence at the trial that Johnston first pulled her car up alongside Const Brooks but rolled forward towards him before Const Brooks could breath test her.
'Hi sergeant, you've just been stopped for a random breath test,' Const Sackesen told her. He said she replied: 'You're not going to breath test me are you?' 'Yes sergeant I am,' he said.
She allegedly said: 'No because that would be a conflict of interest.' 'Imagine if I blew over, which I won't, because I'm not.' He said she told him it would put him in an 'awkward situation'.
On Friday Judge Hoy said the experienced and well regarded supervisor set a 'disgraceful example' that night. He said she 'brought shame upon herself... and to all honest members of the police force'.
'This is misconduct the community would expect honest and upstanding members of the police force... to abhor, resist and report,' he said.
Judge Hoy commended the two junior officers for courageously reporting her misconduct. Johnston will be eligible for release in December 2018.
Images of a solidarity action in front of the Russian consulate in Sydney, Australia.
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In response to a solidarity appeal from comrades in Russia, on the 18th of March, the day of the Russian elections, a group of anarchists in Sydney, gathered at the Russian consulate.
We distributed leaflets about the situation of imprisoned Russian anarchists and antifascists and chanted soligans against police, prisons and the Putin regime.
In a break from convention, prime minister criticizes a fellow Asean member at a summit
SYDNEYMalaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak identified the Rohingya crisis as a major security threat to Southeast Asia, a rare criticism of a neighboring nation at a conference meant to engender better cooperation on security in the region.
Speaking at a counterterrorism conference in Sydney ahead of a special summit of regional leaders with Australia, Prime Minister Najib Razak broke with Association of Southeast Asian Nations convention to avert internal criticisms, warning bluntly that the humanitarian crisi...
Malcolm Turnbull and Aung San Suu Kyi. The Australian prime minister says everyone seeks to end the suffering in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters
SYDNEY (AFP) Myanmars de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was pressed about the Rohingya crisis at an ASEAN summit in Sydney Sunday, but the regional bloc stressed it could not intervene and force an outcome.
Suu Kyi has been under intense global criticism for her public silence amid a brutal military crackdown that has forced nearly 700,000 of the Muslim-minority Rohingya to flee Myanmars Rakhine state for Bangladesh.
The humanitarian crisis was one of the key topics at a three-day special summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia.
We discussed the situation in Rakhine state at considerable length today, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said at the closing press conference.
Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the matter comprehensively, at some considerable length herself.
Its certainly an issue that has been discussed and it is fair to say very constructively, in our meeting.
Singapores Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is this years ASEAN chair, said Myanmars neighbours were concerned about the ongoing situation but could not force an outcome.
It is of concern for all ASEAN countries, and yet ASEAN is not able to intervene and to force an outcome, Lee said alongside Turnbull.
Both leaders said they would back efforts to reach a long-term solution to end the crisis, and were supporting humanitarian efforts to help those displaced.
The 10-nation ASEAN prides itself on consensus diplomacy and non-interference in each others affairs.
But the exodus has sparked rare tension within the association, and Muslim-majority Malaysia has called for an independent ASEAN-led investigation into allega...
ASEAN: Malaysian PM condemns inaction of Aung San Suu Kyi over
Rohingya 'suffering' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting
Corporation): The Malaysian Prime Minister's criticisms drew
even more attention because Southeast Asian leaders typically avoid
contentious subjects at ASEAN summits, in order to stop the group
Rohingya Muslims joined protests in Sydney yesterday to demand that Australia and ASEAN strongly condemn the violence in Rakhine state.
But most observers still expect ASEAN to avoid directly criticising Myanmar about the plight of the minority group.
Horrifying statistics paint a bleak picture of the reality for many thousands of Aussie kids. One in 32 children now receive some sort of child protection services, rising to one in ten in the Northern Territory. Indigenous children are at the most risk. And theres no excuse. For far too long the Australian authorities, and
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1804 - Jervis Bay Aborigines visited Sydney.
1816 - Macquarie advises Lord Bathurst in London: It is my Intention, as soon as I shall have Ascertained What Tribes Committed the late Murders and Depredations, to send a strong Detachment of Troops to drive them to a Distance from the Settlements of the White Men.
1820 - Macquarie scribbled in his journal on this day;
"I returned early this morning to Parramatta, accompanied by Commodore Vassilieff, and Lieut. Aveenoff in my own Carriage, and by Capt. Schessmareff, Lieut. Hall, and Lieut. Ignatieff, of the Russian Squadron. After Breakfast I walked all over the Town of Parramatta with these Gentlemen. Colonel Erskine came up from Sydney to dine with us, and Lieut. King R. Navy also made one of our Dinner Party. Capt. Piper kindly lent me his Carriage for 3 of the Russian Officers."
1825 - Helping Or-stray-lia feel more like Old Blighty the Sydney Turf Club was hatched.
1833 - Joseph Coleman was Hanged at Old Banks, Paterson Plains for the attempted murder of Edward Cory.
1834 - In England, six English agricultural laborers , the so-called Tolpuddle Martyrs ,were sentenced to seven years of banishment to Australias New South Wales penal colony for their trade union activities.
1840 - Talk about bringing down the house...the Royal Hotel and theatre were destroyed by fire but, fear not! Tales continue to be woven on the same spot in the guise of Dymock's book store in George St, Sydney.
1844 - St Patricks Church, Church Hill, designed by JF Hilly and built by Andrew Ross & Co, was ready for use. The parish priest was John McEncroe, an Irishman, which further cemented the church in the Irish community.
1850 - A red Letter day in some people's diaries - the birth of James Toohey in Melb, founder of Toohey's Brewery.
1863 - Alexander Ross, Bushranger. Hanged at Darlinghurst for highway robbery and the attempted murder of Harry Stephens at Caloola, near Blayney.
1863 - Charles Ross, Bushranger. Hanged at Darlinghurst for highway robbery and the attempted murder of Harry Stephens at Caloola, near Blayney.
1867 - William Henry Scott was Hanged at Darlinghurst for the murder of Anne Ramsden (Scott) in Sussex St.
1877 - Constable Thomas Collins, Victoria Police, was on patrol in the Wangaratta area when he fell from his horse. He received internal injuries and died on the 23rd March 1877, at the Wangaratta Hospital.
1878 - The famous Queen Victoria Market was flung open for business in Melbourne; from whence one can acquire fresh fruit, vegies, meat, seafood and cheap souvenirs whilst walking all over the 9,000 dead bodies still interred down below.
1887 - Excitement squirrel gripped the pub...
Standing at the bus-stop yesterday and looking down at my phone (as seems to be the fashion these days), I felt a nudge. I looked up and saw the smiling face of a colleague. We both share a passionate interest in the Eurovision Song Contest, and she opened with the line, Is this the worst Melodifestivalen in living memory?. I didnt need to think twice
(Bloomberg) Terrorists operating in Southeast Asia will be targeted in a pan-regional pact designed to enhance intelligence sharing and disrupt potential attackers ability to communicate through digital messaging.
Terrorism is a truly global threat, as digital as it is dangerous, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Saturday at the signing of a counter-terrorism memorandum of understanding at his countrys special summit with Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders in Sydney. The use of social media and encrypted messaging applications is a challenge for us all, and one we must tackle together.
The nations committed to improve legislative and enforcement tools to combat the cross-border movement of extremists, including obtaining and using electronic communications evidence for prosecutions. They also pledged to increase legislative efforts to boost counter-terrorism financing and information-sharing between members.
The move comes as concern in Southeast Asia grows about the influence of ISIS-inspired terrorists returning from the Middle East, with Indonesia and Philippines seen by some experts as vulnerable to further attacks. Australia,....
Demonstrators have rallied against Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodias Hun Sen. The protests have overshadowed a regional agreement targeting terror groups use of encrypted platforms.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Sydney on Saturday to protest Southeast Asian leaders gathering in the Australian city for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.
We are here today in solidarity among the communities from Southeast Asia who are facing dictatorship and genocide, of course particularly in the Rohingya community, said Shawfikul Islam from the Australian Burmese Rohingya Organization.
Banners carried by protesters showed images of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi with a stylized moustache reminiscent of Nazi Germany dictator Adolf Hitler, calling for her to return the esteemed prize. She has had several awards revoked over the military campaign.
Suu Kyi has been accused by Western governments and human rights groups of doing nothing to stop the Burmese military from implementing a brutal crackdown against the Muslim-minority Rohingya in western Myanmar. Many have called it a campaign of ethnic cleansing.
Ron Hoenig was standing up for Alexandria in parliament last week:
I call on the Government to reconsider its plans for the Sydney Metro. It has been almost two years since I first urged the Government to reassess its route and stations for the Sydney Metro Southwest project. I told the House then that the location of the Waterloo station was a mistake. It represented a missed opportunity to provide for the fastest growing and most densely populated urban renewal zone in Australia: Green Square east, between Zetland and Waterloo, near Danks Street. The New South Wales Government seems dead set on making yet another error with this project. Not only is the Waterloo stop in the wrong place, but the whole alignment through my electorate is wrong.
Sydney Metro does not service the rest of the urban renewal corridor that runs from Waterloo through Zetland and Rosebery. Those suburbs probably cannot be adequately serviced by light rail, but I commend the City of Sydney for setting aside reservations for such a project anyway. In any case, the Government has decided on a route and an alignment for the metro, and I am determined to make the most of it in the interests of Heffron residents. Today I met with a group of concerned and well-informed Alexandria residents who have put together a comprehensive written submission outlining their concerns with this project, namely the oversight of not locating a metro rail stop in Alexandria. I have previously made representations requesting that the Government consider a metro rail station at Alexandria, but they were rejected out of hand.
Alexandria is a rapidly growing suburb. It is at the fringe of the mammoth Green Square project and the Ashmore Estate project. Alexandria is smack bang in the middle of the global economic corridor from Sydneys central business district through to Sydney Airport and Port Botany. It is also in the heart of the City of Sydneys southern employment lands, a significant segment of industrial land still remaining in close proximity to the CBD. Put simply, Alexandria is one of the most important suburbs in the most economically significant precinct in the country, and this Government will not connect it to its city-shaping metro project. The Sydney Metro from Bankstown to Rouse Hill will feature 31 stations across a 66-kilometre route, with each station about two kilometres apart. Bizarrely, the longest stretch between stations is in my electorate, between Waterloo station and Sydenham....
SA Electoral Commission - South Australian General Election
Virtual Tally Room here - after 6.30pm Sydney time.
Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekends
Quiz. The information provided should help you work out
why you missed a question or three! If you havent already done the
Quiz from yesterday then have a go at it before you read the
answers. I hope this helps you develop an understanding of modern
monetary theory (MMT) and its application to macroeconomic
thinking. Comments as usual welcome, especially if I have made an
Start from a situation where both the external surplus and the fiscal surplus are equal to 2 per cent of GDP. If the fiscal balance stays constant and the external surplus rises to be 4 per cent of GDP then national income has to rise and the private domestic balance moves from 0 to 2 per cent of GDP.
The answer is True.
This question applies the sectoral balances approach.
To refresh your memory the balances are derived as follows. The basic income-expenditure model in macroeconomics can be viewed in (at least) two ways: (a) from the perspective of the sources of spending; and (b) from the perspective of the uses of the income produced. Bringing these two perspectives (of the same thing) together generates the sectoral balances.
From the sources perspective we write:
(1) GDP = C + I + G + (X M)
which says that total national income (GDP) is the sum of total final consumption spending (C), total private investment (I), total government spending (G) and net exports (X M).
Expression (1) tells us that total income in the economy per period will be exactly equal to total spending from all sources of expenditure.
We also have to acknowledge that financial balances of the sectors are impacted by net government taxes (T) which includes all tax revenue minus total transfer and interest payments (the latter are not counted independently in the expenditure Expression (1)).
Further, as noted above the trade account is only one aspect of the financial flows between the domestic economy and the external sector. we have to include net external income flows (FNI).
Adding in the net external income flows (FNI) to Expression (2) for GDP we get the familiar gross national product or gross national income measure (GNP):
(2) GNP = C + I + G + (X M) + FNI
To render this approach into the sectoral balances form, we subtract total net taxes (T) from both sides of Expression (3) to get:
(3) GNP T = C + I + G + (X M) + FNI T
Now we can collect the terms by arranging...
Growth lobbyists outnumbered environment and democracy proponents three to two on Last Monday's Q and A on ABC 1, with Jane Fitzgerald (Property Council of Australia), Jonathan Daley (Grattan Institute) and Dr Jay Song (Immigration professional who arrived here two years ago) and Tony Jones (Compere) vs Tim Flannery (Population scientist and author of the famous Future Eaters) and Bob Carr, (journalist, environmentalist, and former Premier of New South Wales). The show started with a brilliant question from audience member, Matthew Bryan. He read it off his mobile phone, with a steely emotional intensity that only someone blinded by dollar values could have ignored, and all the growthists did, of course. Nonetheless since the ABC almost never invites representatives of the non-growth side, we could call this an improvement. Read on for a commentary on some of the highlights and lowlights of this historic confrontation between truth and lies and ignorance.
Most egregious in argument technique and substance was Dr Jay Song, described as an 'Immigration Expert'. Property Council of Australia's Jane Fitzgerald seemed to know enough to underplay the almost absolute power of the Property Council of Australia, which is on the way to running and ruining this country. Grattan Institute representative Jonathan Daley urbanely projected a dispassionate acceptance of growth as a given, and significant expertise in growth cliches.
Tim Flannery waved his hand like a man drowning at sea, yet often failed to get the attention of the moderator who seemed unaccountably fascinated by Dr Jay Song.
Water and the NBN
Flannery's suggestions for democratic decisions and common sense about Australia's vital resource poverty may have been overly sophisticated for the growthists and the commentator, who seemed unaware of the fact that we are 30% desert, 30% rangeland and only 4% truly fertile land. On the other hand, maybe they understand, but just didn't want to discuss anything real. Tony Jones actually implied that lack of water could be overcome by the rolling out of the NBN. Will we ever know if he was joking or serious?
The campaign against the warrantless use of sniffer dogs in public places by NSW police is moving North. The Sniff Off campaign, which is a collaboration between Greens MLC David Shoebridge and the NSW Young Greens, launched in Newcastle on Friday night. Figures obtained by the NSW Greens reveal that between 2014 and 2017 78
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The Daily Mail reported:
A church has been forced to remove the word Jesus from its signs ahead of Easter because it has been causing offence.
Elim Church on the Central Coast in New South Wales paid for digital signs to be displayed at Erina Fair shopping centre reading the greatness of His Power.
Pastor Martin Duffy told 2GB radio that shopping centre manager Lendlease objected to the signs and forced them to be changed to read Risen Christ instead of Jesus.
The phrase Jesus is alive is the core message of the Christian faith and what Easters really all about, he said.
Its a good message. I think theres a minority group out there that are constantly distorting the message of Jesus Christ. Its just going on and on.
Elim Church is a West Gosford evangelical church located north of Sydney.
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1808 Bishop Barker - the bloke not the beer glass - was pupped
today. Fred Barker became the Anglican Bishop of Sydney and, in
typical Aussie fashion, his tea-totalling ways were completely
respected in the naming of the biggest glass of beer in the late
1809 Bligh picked up his bat and ball and sailed, not for England as he'd promised those wiley NSW Corps, but for Hobart.
1826 Bushranger Matthew Brady, another naughty lad, was captured by John Batman near Launceston...my crystal ball tells me it'll all end in tears.
1843 Partying in style in Sydney during St Paddy's Day celebrations 2 Montgolfier balloons showed off gave an exhibition to wow the crowds.
1853 St Kilda road, Melbourne was the setting for many an armed hold up during the Victorian gold rush and today saw the last major robbery attempt...apart from the robbery real estate agents have been getting away with ever since.
1856 - The foundation stone of St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Adelaide, was laid on this day.
1870 John Ross discovered and named the Alice Springs while exploring the route for the Australian Overland Telegraph Line.
1908 A.W. Canning, a forward thinking type of bloke, set out to equip a stock route between Halls Creek and Wiluna in Westralia. It is now known as The Canning Stock Route, perhaps named after the chap who sunk 52 wells by the time he finished in December 1909.
1910 Beating Harry Houdini by 1 day but being over-looked in the magician's smoke and mirrors, Fred Custance flew the first powered flight in a Bleriot monoplane in South Oz.
1942 Gen Douglas MacArthur rocked up to Oz and set up shop in Melbourne.
Ahh, the hardships people must endure in war time...
1943 General Douglas MacArthur more than slightly miffed the Aussies when he claimed that before he graced Aussie soil with his presence the govt was ready to hand the northern part of Australia to the Japanese.
1943 The Brisbane Courier Mail newspaper ran the article in which the Trade and Customs Minister announced in the Senate that unless more barley was grown the Aussie beer output of 7,200,000 gallons per month would have to be cut.
What, no green ale?!
1962 Today saw the grand opening/airing of CBN 8 Orange (CBN = Country Broadcasting New South Wales) a TV station that is now affiliated with Prime7.
Where they, no doubt, had a few sherberts in the green hue.
1967 And they most probably raised a glass or 3 at the official opening of the Honeysuckle Creek Space Tracking Station in Canberra on this day; this was the famous antenna that received, then relayed to the whole world, the TV images of Neil Armstrong taking a Sunday stroll on the Moon.
August 1969 saw one of musics biggest events take place; Woodstock. Yes, the highly influential music festival took place from August 15th to 18th in New York almost 50 years ago, and since then has effectively been the standard to which every other music festival is held. While various revivals have taken place, nothing has come close to the brilliance of the original. However, did you know that you can still catch plenty of the bands that performed back then playing live today?
While the original 1969 Woodstock festival was held as a way to promote peace and love, while also protesting the ongoing Vietnam War, plenty of musics biggest names came out to play some landmark sets, including Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grateful Dead, and Janis Joplin.
Sadly, many of these names have either since passed on or broken up, but plenty of other acts are still out there, bringing their music to you on the live stage.
In honour of Canned Heats return to Australia for this years Bluesfest festival, as well as a few sideshows, weve decided to take a look back at some of the brilliant acts that played Woodstock that you can still catch today.
In addition to the brilliant blues-rock stylings of Canned Heat, acts such as The Who, Joan Baez, Santana, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and even the individual members of Crosby, Still, Nash & Young are still out on the road, playing live shows all over the road.
With Canned Heat set to hit up Australia next week for a series of sideshows before playing this years edition of Bluesfest, tickets are still available to see this phenomenal band perform live. Check below for ticketing details, as well as our roundup of some of the best acts that played Woodstock that you can still see live today.
Thursday, March 22nd
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Friday, March 23rd...
YS 1.12 Abhysa-vairgybhy tan-nirodha
Identification with the fluctuations of the mind is stopped by practice and non-attachment.
In the first chapter of the yoga sutra, we learn that the content of the mind has a natural state of equilibrium, which is innately serene. This mind content is working towards serenity through balance in two elements; practice (abhysa) and non-attachment (vairgy). If the equilibrium of these two components is tipped out of balance, for example if the yogi expresses an excess of tapas (heat, fire, drive) this could result in obsession and destruction, which heightens the fluctuations of the mind. If non-attachment rises to the extent at which all is surrendered, the body and mind can become heavy, unmotivated and detrimental stagnation may result. We have all been at the extreme ends of this spectrum and hence the advice Patanjali provides through the yoga sutra 1.12 is to find equilibrium through yoga.
Finding the right dose of abhysa and vairgy for each individual is the challenge. As it is not a one-size-fits-all prescription, an awareness of tendencies will assist in finding the right balance for you. The three gunas; rajas, tamas and sattva are a yogic classification system to describe a yogis behaviours and these interact continuously. The gunas play a role in a yogis tendencies in practice and surrender. If you experience tamas (sluggish, slow, heavy tendencies); moving with a faster pace or a get-up-and-go approach may be required to find balance. If you gravitate more toward rajas (fast, energetic movement), then surrender and relaxation may be required. If sattva, the harmonious guna is dominant, typically you are experiencing bliss, a balance of effort and grace, which leads to divine intelligence. Since the gunas fluctuate, operating at different times, an awareness of guna expression will determine the dose of abhysa (effort) and vairgy (letting go) needed in order to attain cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.
The quantity of practice and non-attachment is an equation for us all to investigate. The two-sided formula can be perceived as a balanced chemical equation. Chemical stability is only possible with a balanced number of atoms, for example when the number of the atoms involved in the reactants side of a chemical equation is equal to the number of atoms in the products side of the equation, then the chemical reaction is also balanced. So too can we find stability through balancing our own chemical and spiritual forces. The pranayama practice of Nadi Shodhana using Samavritti (equal ratio) breathing is a powerful method to bring balance to the nadis (energy channels), the subtle energies (prana) of the body and the hemispheres of the brain...
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