Protest march against coal seam gas mining - Sea Cliff Bridge & Monday morning Planning & Assessment Commission hearing on Apex Energy bore hole AI19
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The federal government is looking at whether to make it possible to sue someone for a serious invasion of your privacy. But deciding where to draw the line could prove challenging. What’s harmless for one person could be uncomfortable or upsetting for others.
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Life in a coal seam gas field can be a living hell. This family bought a bush block and established a home in what they thought would be a quiet rural setting. Their two children have cerebral palsy and the mother has had cancer and other health issues. They needed a peaceful place to rest, recover and reach their full potential. But within a few years of moving to their rural retreat their home life was shattered. The coal seam gas industry moved into the area and have surrounded this family. Nights are dominated by noise from the industrial facilities and keep the youngest member of the family, who suffers from quadriplegic cerebral palsy, awake for hours every night. His body needs rest but the nearby gas compressor station and consent truck movements are taking their toll. The family are suffering but while QGC has quietly bought out others in the area, making each sign a confidentiality agreement so they remain silent about the impact on their health, the company is refusing to give this family the opportunity to get out of the gas field. They are stuck in a home they can no longer enjoy and the invasive CSG industry is about to move in even closer with more wells planned just metres from their modest dwelling.
Views: 385 Lock the Gate Alliance
on 18th June 1835 there was an explosion at Wallsend Colliery that killed 102 men and boys happened 150 meters below ground, Some miners were killed by the force of the blast, or badly burnt, but others were trapped because the shaft at Church Pit was blocked and they were suffocated by the gas.Most bodies were found by 25th June, but one young boy was trapper had been buried under a fall of stone and was not found until 11th August.The dead were buried in an unmarked grave in St Peter's church yard.today there is no stone or plage in grave yard you think there would put one up. On Monday, June 22nd 1835 an inquest into accident was done by 27th, the Verdict Accidental death. no pay out was given to people left . the land has gone back to nature some of the old buildings were pulled down in late 1960s the two shafs in grownd are whats left the site has know been changed with fencing around it now and is a storage yard for Nexus which runs tyneside Metro.
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Simply put, don't do what this van does. I'm doing 18mph on my bike and you can see the traffic queued at lights ahead. You can make out the roar of the engine accelerating to pass me, then notice the brake lights come on almost immediately as the driver has to slow for stopped traffic. I catch up and filter through on the left, beating the van to the lights. Why start the overtake in the first place? Instead, why not just let the van slow behind me (not too close please!) and let it come to a halt behind the stopped traffic when we both get there. I do this as much as possible when I'm driving. Doing this and a few other things save me 5-10% of my fuel costs.
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The 4th Rod Stevens Memorial Beach to Bridge Paddle will take place on Sunday the 3rd of February at 11am at Coalciff Beach. The event is run by Coalcliff SLSC with the full safety support of Coalcliff SLSC and SLS Illawarra. The event is open to all ages but children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Entry is $15 with money raised donated to The NSW Cancer Council.
Views: 113 Robert Deacon
My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
Views: 202658 Shari Wing