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Saturday, 21 July

14:23

Safety problems at Lucas Heights nuclear reactor "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

 

 

 

Nuclear radiation spills spur Lucas Heights review, THE AUSTRALIAN, SIAN POWELL, Higher Education & Science Writer, Sydney SEAN PARNELL-Health Editor, Brisbane @seanparnell

Australias nuclear safety agency has ordered a review of Sydneys Lucas Heights nuclear medicine facility after two radiation spills, and a separate investigation is under way into a mechanical failure that has caused delays in diagnostic tests across the country.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has had four safety breaches in 10 months and in recent weeks has had to call on US.

Distribution of the replacement nuclear medicine supplies was also disrupted this month after airline delays from the US prevented the medicine reaching clinics and hospitals for some days.

The supply problems caused by the mechanical failure have come as a review was ordered by the independent regulator, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency and its chief executive Carl-Magnus Larsson, who issued the organisation with a direction under the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act.

The agency said the independent review it had directed would focus on quality control of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), the radioactive agent used in diagnostic imaging.

After the first safety breach when a staff members hands were contaminated on August 22...

12:07

Southern comfort "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

I of course only went along in support of my fellow Canadians, but a fun night was had by all, at least for those inside and among those who were not carted out. You can read about the events of the night here and if you are thinking about going along yourself, you can still book tickets for Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Auckland here.

As for the various disturbances, they were fun moments, but only because they were so efficiently handled by the organisers. You really do put your life on the line to stand up among a conservative audience. And the necessary arrangements to protect those of us going along, nothing went wrong but it is frightening that, as usual, our left is in copycat mode of what is done in the US. Free speech is the last thing on the minds of the protesters who live in the only societies where protests are allowed while trying to change things so that no protest will ever again be permitted.

And whatever may be the issue over the costs, the police did an excellent job outside the venue to clear a path for us who were interested in hearing what others had to say.

09:18

Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-KXM Calls into Longreach Airport Yet Again! "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

On Wednesday 18 July, Gulf Coast Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-KXM was noted arriving into Longreach Airport.  Once again, it was flying North from Bankstown to Vanrook Station near Normanton.

VH-KXM at Longreach Airport during a previous visit  (File photo)

I note with interest that as this post is being written, VH-KXM is due to return to Bankstown via Longreach Airport again on Thursday 19 July.

UPDATE!  VH-KXM ended up flying into Townsville from Vanrook Station before it then continued to Bankstown.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 18 July the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ was noted arriving into Longreach Airport from Brisbane.  It then departed to Barcaldine Airport where it was due to spend the night before returning to the capital later on Thursday 19 July.

Of interest, on Tuesday 17 July, the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) Cessna 208 Caravan VH-PSY was noted visiting Longreach Airport.  It arrived from Brisbane and then departed to Mount Isa.

Finally, after making an emergency landing into Longreach Airport on Monday 16 July, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-UQC remains parked on the Airport apron undergoing maintenance checks on what is believed to be the starboard engine.

Photo taken by 'AC'  

09:02

Brisbane-based Cessna 525A CitationJet2 Bizjet VH-MOR Back at Various CQ Airports "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

Once again this week, Brisbane-based Cessna 525A CitationJet2 bizjet VH-MOR has been back in CQ, and on Tuesday 17 July, it had a particularly busy day, calling into several CQ Airports while on what appeared to be a training flight.

File photo

It initially departed its Archerfield for Kingaroy Airport before landing briefly at Biloela / Thangool Airport.  VH-MOR then continued to Gladstone and Bundaberg Airports where it again landed for a short period of time.

VH-MOR then returned to Archerfield.

I also note that VH-MOR visited Roma Airport on late Monday 16 July.

Finally, one other familiar bizjet visitor in the form of LifeFlight (Aeromed) LearJet 45 bizjet VH-CXJ "Ambulance 452" is at Mackay Airport as this post is written on Tuesday 17 July.  It has arrived from Townsville and Brisbane and is due to return to Brisbane shortly.

Photo taken by the Col B 

08:35

Graham Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Bizjet VH-FNI Pops into Rockhampton Airport - Plus More! "IndyWatch Feed Capricornia"

It's been pretty quiet in terms of corporate bizjet movements of late (that we are aware of anyway!) but on Sunday 15 July, Graham Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang bizjet VH-FNI was noted visiting Rockhampton AIrport.  It looked to arrive from Cairns and then later depart to Bankstown.

File photo

The smart little Mustang is usually hangared at Mareeba but has spent some time in the air over recent days.

Meanwhile, also on Sunday 15 July, Bundaberg-based Aero Optics Aero Commander 500-S VH-JAJ continues to operate daily aerial survey flights out of Rockhampton Airport.


It had arrived into Rocky from Bundaberg Airport last weekend - see Blog post below.

Finally, a couple of other corporate bizjet and turboprop movements in CQ, BPW Aviation of Scone, New South Wales, Cessna 441 VH-EQU was noted arriving into Mackay Airport from Tamworth via Scone on Saturday 14 July.  It departed back to Tamworth direct on Sunday 15 July.

While the LifeFlight (Aeromed) LearJet 45 bizjet VH-CXJ "Ambulance 452" has had a busy day on Sunday 15 July, departing Townsville for Moranbah Airport before continuing to Brisbane.  It then departed Brisbane for Bundaberg and Gladstone Airports before returning to Townsville.

Photo taken by The FNQ Skies Blog 

Friday, 20 July

22:15

RAAF Canadair Challenger 604 Bizjet A37-003 Completes Airwork at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport - Plus RAAF King Airs Now on Civil Register (perhaps retired?) "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

On Friday 13 July, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-003 was noted completing airwork at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport while on a flight North from Port Macquarie (in New South Wales) to Townsville.

A37-003 at Rockhampton Airport recently  (File photo)

A37-003 was noted flying as "Envoy 22".

Meanwhile, the fantastic AustAirData - Historical Civil Aircraft Registers of The Pacific - website (http://www.austairdata.com.au/) lists three (perhaps now) former RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air aircraft has being (re-)registered on the Australian civil register to Hawker Pacific in New South Wales.

A32-351 at Rockhampton Airport last year  (File photo)

During June, A32-343 (msn FL-343) was registered VH-YZG, A32-349 (msn FL-349) was registered VH-YZJ and A32-351 (msn FL-351) was registered VH-YZL.

All three Super King Airs have been in service with the RAAF since 2003.

Photos taken by 'IAD' and Kayanne Hardsman 

15:13

eBay Conducting a 'Mass Layoff' in the San Francisco Bay Area "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

Fortune:

In a notice to the California Employment Development Department, eBay said that it plans to slash nearly 300 jobs from Bay Area locations by July 20. The company, which called the cuts a mass layoff, said that it informed those being laid off at the end of June, according to The Mercury News, which obtained a copy of the notice. The layoffs will span eBays locations in San Jose, San Francisco, and Brisbane, according to the report. The San Jose office has been affected most by the layoffs, with 224 of the cuts coming to that location.

The online auction sites decision comes after eBay has been experiencing some problems in its business. While the companys revenue was up to $9.6 billion last year from $9 billion in the prior year, it took a loss of $1 billion. In the first quarter of this year, eBays profits slipped 60.7% year over year to $407 million.

In online retailing, there can be only one.


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13:36

Queensland Suicide Prevention Trial To Increase LGBTIQ Community Access To Support Services QNews Magazine

A community-led suicide prevention trial in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region will provide free support to LGBTIQ community members in a bid to reduce suicide rates. The trial will see psychologists and case managers provide free face-to-face, phone or online support to people facing a suicide crisis or bereaved members of the community. ...

The post Queensland Suicide Prevention Trial To Increase LGBTIQ Community Access To Support Services appeared first on QNews Magazine.

13:04

Study Finds HIV Treatment Prevents Transmission Between Partners QNews Magazine

An Australian study has found that successful daily antiretroviral therapy (ART) effectively stops the transmission of HIV between gay and bisexual men. The research supports the findings of previous studies showing that men on treatment for HIV with an undetectable viral load cannot pass it on to other people. The latest study, called Opposites Attract, ...

The post Study Finds HIV Treatment Prevents Transmission Between Partners appeared first on QNews Magazine.

12:40

Cold Case: A Deeper Look At The Unsolved Murder Of Brisbane Man Gary Venamore QNews Magazine

Persons unknown brutally bashed local socialite Gary Venamore after a night out, throwing him unconscious into the Brisbane River to drown in 1968. Was Gary bashed to death in an attempted robbery? Was it a poofter bashing? Did his gaydar fail him that night and he ended up dead because of an unappreciated advance? In ...

The post Cold Case: A Deeper Look At The Unsolved Murder Of Brisbane Man Gary Venamore appeared first on QNews Magazine.

11:49

Friends Crowdfund Money For Funeral Of Transgender Man Disowned By Parents QNews Magazine

Friends of a transgender man who was disowned by his parents have crowdfunded more than $20,000 to make sure he receives the final dignity of a proper burial. Daine Grey, a student at City College of San Francisco, died by suicide on July 2, and for more than a week the 22-year-olds body went unclaimed, ...

The post Friends Crowdfund Money For Funeral Of Transgender Man Disowned By Parents appeared first on QNews Magazine.

11:31

Euro designer arrives for custom Sportster build "IndyWatch Feed Qld"

The chief designer of Europes oldest Harley-Davidson dealership is heading to Australias oldest Harley dealership to work on a custom build.

Charlie Stockwell of Warrs Harley-Davidson, in London, will help Nikki Brown-Shepherd, one half of the Brisbane Iron Sisters, to customise her Iron 883 at Morgan & Wacker, the oldest Harley dealership outside the US.

Iron Sisters - Euro designer arrives for custom buildIron Sisters

Charlie has more than 110,000 Instagram followers and was this year invited by Harley to compete in a four-way bike build-off in Milwaukee, customising a Sportster in just two days. His custom build is featured at the top of this page.

Charlie and Nikki will work on the bike alongside Morgan & Wacker techs who will also be completing their custom build for the worldwide Battle of the Kings custom Harley competition.

Charlie Stockwell - Euro designer arrives for custom buildCharlie Stockwell

Build reveal

The two custom bikes, together with another custom project being developed at the dealership, w...

11:15

Letter From Jesus Threatens Storms If Same-Sex Marriage Isnt Banned QNews Magazine

A letter claiming to be written by a servant of Jesus has threatened to inflict killer storms on Tasmania if same-sex marriage isnt repealed. The note, which some Facebook users reported discovering in their letterboxes around the city of Hobart, warns locals to repent. Tasmanian LGBTIQ advocate Rodney Croome shared an image of a similar ...

The post Letter From Jesus Threatens Storms If Same-Sex Marriage Isnt Banned appeared first on QNews Magazine.

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