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An Aussie woman has started the Naz Bags canvas motorcycle luggage company after being inspired by the Long Way Round and a year-long motorbike adventure following her divorce.
Narelle Naz Lyons, of Aratula in Queenslands Scenic Rim, says she has been riding since she was 16, but only started riding seriously about eight years ago.
I started off with a Virago, but after watching Long Way Round I knew I had to get an adventure bike, Naz says.
It was a Suzuki DR650 and when my husband suddenly left me a year later I sold up and travelled Australia on it. It was mostly just me and my tent. I loved it.
As I had spent a year travelling on a bike I had a lot of ideas about luggage.
So the marketing and design graduate started Naz Bags about a year ago, making affordable, high-quality canvas motorcycle luggage and tool bags from tough Australian canvas.
I was working with my sister-in-law, Janine, doing horse rug repairs, she says.
I had sewn most of my life but not so industrially. Janine is a professional machinist who makes horse float covers and she offered me machines to work on and some scrap canvas to see what I could develop.
Naz says her tool rolls are her best seller.
I designed these because when I travelled Oz on my bike it frustrated me digging around in a tool bag to find what I needed, especially in Central Australia in the heat, she says.
They have a strap at the back so they can be attached in lots of different places on a bike. Mine is attached so that I can open it to roll down my seat....
BMDS ALBUM LAUNCH & FLANGIPANIS ANNUAL BDAY
Sat Sept 9 THE ZOO
w/ HOUND / FREAKSHOW NIGHTMARE
Fresh off the back of their shows with Night Birds, Melbourne punks Blind Man Death Stare will be tearing Sonnys a new fire exit alongside supports Kill Dirty Youth, Shut Up Shut Up Shut Up & Hound.
By September, theyll be in the midst of an extensive national tour to promote the release of their first full-length album titled ITLL GROW ON YA, released July 26th on Arrest Records.
The tour starts at the Dead of Winter Festival in Brisbane, on
July 29th alongside The Meanies, The Bennies, The Porkers and many
They will then be joined by Melbourne ratbags Kill Dirty Youth for the remainder of the tour, playing over 20 dates spanning most of Australia and New Zealand.
Check out the video for the first single off the record, Spike My Drink But Dont Take My Kidneys.
Tickets on sale now via oztix. For more info head to blindmandeathstare.com
Harry Palmer from Australian Patriot Radio conducted an interview with John ?? who delivers a mine field of information of how QLD Beaty government manipulated the system to remove all peoples rights without them knowing, they do not even own their own property and that David Walter exposing this and more is being silenced by a corrupt judicial system about to collapse.
There are two parts to this podcast you need to hear to be informed Click the pic below to listen
Industrial manslaughter laws will be introduced in Queensland following the Dreamworld ride accident that killed four people.
Safety around amusement rides will also be tightened, including increased inspections and record keeping by operators, and possible licensing of people operating rides.
Older rides may also be closed down if they dont meet standards.
The changes follow the recommendations of a best practice review, commissioned after last years Dreamworld Thunder River Rapids ride disaster and a fatal workplace accident at Eagle Farm racecourse last year.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace says the government will introduce new maintenance, operation and competency requirements for the inspection and operation of park rides, and the industrial manslaughter law.
She says the the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill seeks to implement the 58 recommendations in the Best Practice Review.
Under our proposed laws, the maximum penalty for industrial manslaughter will be 20 years imprisonment for an individual, with a maximum fine of $10 million for a corporate offender, she said in a statement.
Importantly, companies wont be able to hide behind elaborate corporate structures to evade their responsibilities.
She said families affected by workplace deaths could take heart that individuals or companies responsible will be held to account under our laws.
Our harsher penalties will serve as a deterrent to employers who are tempted to cut corners when it comes to safety in the workplace.
Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi were killed last October 25 when the Thunder River Rapids ride malfunctioned.
The ride has been decommissioned.
On October 6, Ashley Morris, 34, and Humberto Leite, 55, were killed when a 10-tonne concrete slab fell on them in a pit...
For the first time since 2014, The National are heading back to Australia for a series of what are bound to be amazing headline performances.
The US indie-rockers have announced a series of Aussie dates for February and March next year, with the group set to bring their live shows to Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne audiences.
The Nationals 2018 Aussie tour will follow the release of their long-awaited seventh record, Sleep Well Beast, which is due for release on September 8th. So of course, this means that this will be the first time Aussie audiences get to sample the groups new record in a live setting.
The National were last in the country back in 2016 for a one-off performance at Byron Bays Bluesfest, but Aussie fans have had to wait since 2014 for a headline tour. Now, with tour dates announced, and a new record only weeks away, things are looking pretty good.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 1st. For more information in regards to dates, ticketing, and pre-sales, check the details below.
While we wait for The National to touch down on Aussie shores, check out their newest single The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness.
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on sale 9am, Friday, September 1st.
For tickets and pre-sale info, visit Handsome Tours website.
Is leather better than vinyl when it comes to choosing the best seat for your motorcycle?
The seat will be ready in five days and it will apparently take about 1000km to bed in, so we will give you a full review of the performance level in a few weeks.
Meanwhile, theres that issue of whether to go for leather or vinyl.
John talked us into leather, although he says customers are split about 50/50 on the choice.
Leather looks great and, if you look after it, I wont see you back, he says.
Thats not good business but they last 30 years or more if looked after.
He suggests dressing the leather with lanolin or a special crocodile oil mixture.
That makes sense as Ive never seen a croc with old-age wrinkles!Croc skin seat
John says he mainly works with cow leather, but he gets requests for croc skin, kangaroo, emu, snake and even stingray which has an unusual finish.
I havent used stingray yet as you need special...
Before dawn on Tuesday 22 August, Volga-Dnepr
Antonov AN-124-100 RA-82077 made a spectacular arrival into
Rockhampton Airport, touching down direct from Paya Lebar Air Base
in Singapore as VDA4962.
|Black Falcon [Steve Popple pic]|
|Blue billed Duck [poor pic by Ken Cross]|
Also popping into Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 22 August was
four Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role
Helicopters. They looked to fly in together from the North
and were heard to be using the one radio callsign of
|Little Wattlebird & young|
Many Brisbane venues havent exactly been stoked about the mandatory introduction of the I.D. scanners that are apparently intended to keep the city safe, and one venue has just had a particularly embarrassing issue as a result of the new tech, causing them to turn away Denmarks Crown Prince (and husband of former Aussie Princess Mary) because of his I.D.
As Fairfax reports, the 49 year old royal was declined entry to the Eagle St Piers Jade Buddha bar just before midnight on Friday, as he didnt have any sort of identification compatible with the scanners an issue that is causing problems for many tourists as well.
The understandably shocked prince and his group left the area, but came back 15 minutes later with the 7 Queensland police officers assigned to his dignitary protection unit, who explained to the venue manager that the I.D. requirements didnt apply to foreign royals, as theyd been granted the authority of the Office of Liquor and Gaming to let the poor bloke in.
Venue co-owner Phil Hogan eventually made his way to the front of the venue to try to save everyone from further embarrassment summed up how a lot of locals feel about the scanners, which cost $8000 each to install, and became mandatory for anyone operating within the citys Safe Night precincts after 10pm, with the only alternative an option to shift closing time from 2am or 3am to midnight.
Its a stupid law. We always thought it was going to be a nightmare, Mr Hogan said. Its happening all the time and the whole thing has been a nightmare from a tourist point of view. Its just a nonsense. Its a real over-reaction.
This is just the tip of the iceberg with the Prince, he continued. Its happening all the time with normal people.
The introduction of I.D. scanners has been on the table for years, with many arguing that their introduction would create a nightmare in terms of logistics and privacy, and as Fairfax notes, Brisbane venues have reported having to turn away everyone from respected foreign business people to backpackers and tourists often in large numbers and causing significant losses to the venue owners.
While anyone with a less conventional form of I.D. is at risk of being turned away, Fairfax reports that Attorney-General Yvette DAth has described the issues following the July 1 introduction as teething problems, and will be consulting with venues as the rollout continues.
Perhaps theyd best ask the Crown Prince of Denmark for his thoughts on the matter....
<p>Congratulations to the 2017/2018 Executive Committee
who were nominated unopposed. They are - President: Cesare
Callioni; Vice President, Peter Carey; Treasurer, Carol Sendall;
Secretary, Desley Dixon.</p>
<p>Financial Members attending the AGM will hear the 2016/2017 Annual Report and vote on the five Management Committee positions for 2017/2018. </p>
<p>Nominees for the five management committee positions, in alphabetical order, are: BettJoy Alley, Barry Barwick, Trevor Franklin, Ann Hopwell, Ross McLean, Linda Nemith and Beate Tayler. </p>
<p>There will be a short biography on each nominee handed out, to read before the meeting commences, and a 2-minute speech from each nominee.</p>
Where theres mining there is no justice
Responding to a Supreme Court decision in Brisbane today, Traditional Owners fighting Adanis proposed Carmichael coal mine say that yet again the Queensland Government and Adani have benefited from laws designed to suppress Aboriginal peoples rights.
The Queensland Court of Appeal today upheld an earlier decision that the Queensland Minister for Mines did not have to afford Wangan and Jagalingou people natural justice when he issued the mining leases for Adanis Carmichael Mine. The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council is now seeking legal advice on grounds to appeal to the High Court.
Senior spokesperson for the W&J Traditional Owners Council, Adrian Burragubba, says, Where theres mining there is no justice for Traditional Owners. The mineral resources regime so often puts massive barriers in the way of Traditional Owners and the wider community which opposes coal mining in Queensland.
We appealed the decision of Queensland Mines Minister, Anthony Lynham MP, to issue leases over our country to Adani, only to find our common law right to natural justice is of little worth. We have always aimed higher than this in pursuit of our rights. We are not deterred by todays outcome.
The Court decision has let the Minister get away with sacrificing our heritage and sacred places to promote his own political interests.
Instead of standing up for our rights in the lands and water of our ancestors, in April 2016 the Queensland Government preferred not to wait for our fight to be resolved in the Federal Court court and instead issued leases to Adani.
Adani is a company that has no money, is subject to investigations for multi-million dollar corruption and fraud in its own country, and doesnt have an economically viable project.
As Traditional Owners we wait more than a decade for our native title claim to be dealt with, while Adani can get a lease quickly, without our consent and with no money for its project.
We have clearly and unambiguously rejected a land use deal with this shyster company, yet they push on.
The Minister had no business issuing those mining leases. Granting the leases is proof that the...
Im not your fetish. Im not easy for you to obtain, and Im not an object of your affections.
I am a Chinese girl with a dark complexion, green hair and a loud mouth. I am a Chinese girl who has spent most of her life living in the city of Brisbane, a predominantly white populated city in Australia. Ive tackled bullying and ignorance and ostracisation, and Ive been hated because of the pigment of my skin. But Ive also tackled with the other extreme Ive been loved because of my brown complexion; Ive been completely adored.
Ive spent the last few weeks living in Japan, and Ive seen millions of faces perpetually pass me by, sometimes animated and sometimes still. These faces share physical features similar to mine. This is a rare few weeks where I no longer look like the token, no longer look the minority. It is liberating to see billboards and advertisements where I see beauty products that cater to the tough Asian hair and makeup that flatters my almond shaped eyes.
Nah Im not going to thank you. Its not a compliment. This double edged sword really only has one side to it. Its sharpness seems dulled, but really, it cuts through you like a knife. By coming up to me, a complete stranger, and making such a broad statement, I am being sliced open by the concept of interchangeability. I am being dehumanised in a way that I am seen through rose-tinted glasses that make me blend into the next flower in sight. I am one of the same, and the fetishiser is the person who gazes at me lovingly because I fit into this pool of women that they have decided to invent and drown in.
Have you ever been greeted with I love Asian women the first time you met somebody? Have you ever been greeted with a sentence so general, so broad, that it goes over your head? You hear said statement and youre thrown into a mode where you wonder, Is that a compliment? You do a double take. How do you respond? Thank you?
In a society where my looks are no longer considered exotic, where my eyes arent made fun of and my features are not other-ed, I still see non-Asian people making it a point to become involved with locals. I see mediocrity and low self-esteem rear its head and lurch itself at me: they think Im going be ena...
It's been another busy week for corporate bizjet movements
around CQ - as highlighted with a couple of arrivals into
Rockhampton Airport as posted below. Here is a quick summary
of some of the other bizjet comings and goings around various CQ
Airports this week.
|File photo taken by Ben May|
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