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There are calls for better drug education in schools, as police continue investigations into the overdose of seven Gold Coast high school students.
Three of the St Stephens College year 10 students have been released from Gold Coast University Hospital, while the remaining four have reportedly recovered well and could be released on Friday.
All seven were rushed to hospital on Wednesday, with some in a critical condition, after ingesting an unknown drug.
Police are still awaiting the results of toxicology reports to confirm which drug was involved but were investigating reports it was the Russian designer drug Phenibut an anti-depressant used to treat anxiety and insomnia that may have been bought online.
The incident has shocked the Upper Coomera schools community, prompting calls for more action from governments to stop teenagers treating drug education like a joke.
University of Queensland drugs expert Jake Najman said information given to students on drugs should not be a half an hour school lesson.
Professor Najman said governments needed to invest in developing intensive, long-term drug education for students.
Its a much more systematic problem that needs real commitment and not just a headline saying, Dont do it, he told AAP.
Greens use Labors Adani indecision to ramp
up Batman campaign
Activists seize upon Labors contradictory messages on Queensland coalmine in battle for inner-city Melbourne, Guardian, Katharine Murphy Political editor 21 Feb 2018 @murpharoo18.
This 2016 video is called Dinosaur Walk Theory Video.
February 21, 2018
A new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a study published February 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Peter Bishop from the Queensland Museum, Australia and colleagues.
Previous research has investigated the biomechanics of ground-dwelling birds to better understand the how bipedal non-avian dinosaurs moved, but it has not previously been possible to empirically predict the locomotive forces that extinct dinosaurs experienced, especially those species that were much larger than living birds. Bishop and colleagues examined locomotion in 12 species of ground-dwelling birds, ranging in body mass from 45g to 80kg, as the birds moved at various speeds along enclosed racetracks while cameras recorded their movements and forceplates measured the forces their feet exerted upon the ground.
The researchers found that many physical aspects of bird locomotion change continuously as speed increases. This supports previous evidence that unlike humans, who have distinct walking and running gaits, birds move in a continuum from walking to running. The authors additionally observed consistent differences in gait and posture between small and large birds.
The researchers used their data to construct the biomechanically informative, regression-derived statistical (BIRDS) Model, which requires just two inputs body mass and speed to predict basic features of bird locomotion, including stride length and force exerted per step. The model performed well when tested against known data. While more data are needed to improve the mode...
Yesterday afternoon, on his 612 ABC Brisbane drive time show (from 1:42:50), Steve Austin interviewed my colleague QEAS Director Nick Behrens on the still relatively weak wages growth figures released yesterday. Nick also covered more positive news regarding the state governments coal royalty revenue windfall and robust growth in business numbers. Nick was referring to business count data based on ABN registrations released by the ABS earlier this week. Business numbers were up 2.8% in 2016-17 in Queensland (and up 3.1% nationally). There was inconsistent growth in business numbers across local government areas, however, and while Gold Coast and Ipswich experienced strong growth, Mount Isa, Mackay and Rockhampton experienced falls, for example (see figure below).
A significant contributor to recent business growth has been Uber, which has resulted in strong growth in businesses whose main activity is transport, as seen in the visualisation of industry growth rates for South East Queensland LGAs below. Other stand out sectors were Information Media and Telecommunications in Ipswich, which has grown off a low base and may have been associated with the establishment of...
Flock of 10 circling NE low just after dawn. Must have over nighted on golf course. Migrants possibly?
The visits into Central Queensland Airports by Royal Australian
Air Force (RAAF) Beech B350 Super King Air turboprops continued on
Wednesday 21 February.
|A32-439 at Rockhampton Airport on a previous visit (File photo)|
A interesting trio of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
turboprop aircraft were all noted completing airwork and passing
through some Central Queensland Airports over the last couple of
In the early part of the afternoon on Tuesday 20 February, (RAAF) Alenia C-27J Spartan transport aircraft A34-007, which was flying as "Wallaby 37", was noted flying North from RAAF Base Amberley and completed some airwork at Maryborough Airport. It then flew back to Amberley on the no-communication low-level jet route via the Eastern side of Fraser Island then down the South Queensland coast.
|RAAF C-27J Spartan A34-007 at Rockhampton Airport last year (File photo)|
So South Australians, youre pee-ed off about New South Wales and Queensland stealing all your water upstream? Solution, with a bit of biblical fish and loaves magic, we just change the numbers. Maryanne Slattery explains.
Last Wednesday was Judgement Day for the management of the Murray-Darling Basin. It was a win for the river to the tune of 70 billion litres of water, but it was a stunning rebuke for state and federal governments as well as the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.
Federal, NSW and Victorian Governments threatened fire, brimstone and the End of Days or at least the end of the Basin Plan if the Senate didnt approve the Murray-Darling Basin Authoritys (MDBA) plans to let corporate irrigators in NSW and Queensland use more water at the expense of downstream uses, outlined in its Northern Basin Review.
Like the Bible, many people talk about the Northern Basin Review, but very few have actually read it. If last weeks outraged politicians and lobbyists had actually studied the amendment, they might have seen the Senates rejection coming.
The Senate saw that there were huge problems with transparency and the standard of analysis in the Review. While the reporting of the Senates rejection has focused on the proposal to reduce water for the environment, critics of the Review have long focused on problems in its methodology, process and claims of political interference.
The Northern Basin Review was finalised in 2016 after four years of science and socio-economic analysis. It recommended allowing irrigators to take from northern rivers 70 gigalitres more than in the original Plan. Of course, 70 gigalitres more for irrigation in northern NSW and Queensland means less water for the environment and people in places like Broken Hill and South Australia.
But how much less? Evaporation, seepage and other uses mean the extra volume is reduced along the way.Irrigation canals near Griffith, in western NSW. (IMAGE: Tim J Keegan, Flickr)
After four years of study, and just two weeks before the Northern Basin Review was released, the MDBA estimated 70 gigalitres more for northern irrigators meant 35 less for the Menindee Lakes near Broken Hill and 20 less for South Australia. This infuriated the South Aus...
The Brisbane Queer Film Festival is returning next month with a diverse selection of comedies, documentaries and dramas on offer. From March 8, some of the best queer films from Australia and around the world will screen at the festivals home at New Farm Cinemas in Brisbane. The theme this year Were all the ...
The post Eight Films To See At The Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2018 appeared first on QNews Magazine.
By Shem El-Jamal
On January 18, 2018, many Americans were pleasantly surprised to hear the news of the raids on the publisher, Newsweek, that took place just one day prior. These actions taken by New York law enforcement appeared to be largely justified, and in the eyes of many Americans, these raids were long overdue.
As the situation appears, the issues which promoted the swift confiscation of the servers at Newsweek stretch far beyond just one mere company in the U.S. We may see that due to the similar actions of law enforcement in Canberra and Brisbane, Australia, that Newsweek was not the only corporate source that was suspected of illegal activity.
For the longest time, thousands of Americans have grown increasingly impatient with a corporate media that has been long-divorced from accurate reporting and ethical integrity. Not only have corporate sources such as Newsweek been shown to be significantly dishonest in their reporting, but they have been long-suspected to be linked to criminal interests as well.
These and many other reasons may explain why many citizens were somewhat relieved to see these recent actions against provably compromised news sources.
For decades, the corporate media has gradually devolved into a politically bias, corporately compromised, puppet show for the ruling elite. According to multiple sources, there are numerous interests behind this media monopoly who intend to manipulate the public in any direction which they deem advantageous to elitist ideals.
Whether the goal involves starting useless wars in foreign countries, placing Cabal sponsored puppets in positions of power, censoring important information from being revealed, or disarming the general public for the sake of maintain social control, the general intent is the same.
It is a well-known fact that the CIA and other government agencies have significant control over corporate media. Companies such as CNN, ABC, CBS, and even NPR have been shown to be little more than extensions of the CIA and/or other manipulative government agencies. Though some may believe that past government programs such as Operation Mockingbird were discontinued, these programs a...
Noosa on Queenslands Sunshine Coast will again play host to the annual Rainbow River Festival next month. The post-Mardi Gras event is an LGBTIQ-inclusive party which started in 2016 and is now an annual celebration of diversity in the picturesque region. Organisers are excited to welcome locals and visitors to join in the festivities to ...
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November 22, 2017 Stairwell Project team member Ian Ahles [ Classical Guitar] with bone marrow recipient patient, Jim Usher in ward 5C, Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital [ RBWH] Cancer Care Services [Haematology].
The little but big idea that live music performed in the open spaces and wards of a large city hospital is a positive factor in raising staff morale, improving patient recovery and reducing health care costs is gaining momentum. Documented international research is finding traction in policy and funding development while in Australia via a range of new ventures such as The Hush Foundation where live music in all kinds of combinations is being slowly introduced onto hospital campuses. The Stairwell Projects pilot project in Cancer Care Services at RBWH was part of this evolution of new aspects of health care at the RBWH from November 2017 January 2018. We were invited by the RBWH Cancer Care Ser...
From the Print Editor Tim Passmore: Welcome to our new edition where youll find our signature mix of LGBTIQ news, features and events relevant to our local community. Its a great pleasure to showcase Queensland comedian Mel Buttle ahead of her appearances at the Brisbane Comedy Festival. Were also pleased to bring you a thoughtful ...
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