New Year Fireworks in Adelaide Adelaide
New Year Fireworks in Adelaide
Numerous councillors have supported people's idea to cancel New Year Fireworks as a sign of mourning for people who have died and lost their homes (there have been about 80 houses destroyed) in severe bush fires. Despite this the government denied it and supported having an amplitudinous firework on New Year's day.
Councillor Phillip Martin says there may be other ways to celebrate New Year and it must express our condolence to people who have lost their homes. For example, it could be a picnic with raising money to support these people. And it is much better idea than expensive fireworks.
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Deterioration fires in South Australia
Adelaide has recently been reached by raging bush fires. It is expected that tomorrow will bring more destroying conditions for all the states and for South Australia especially. Meteorologists are talking about strong dry winds and thunderstorms on Monday. Rural Fire Service warns all the people who live close to forests to be careful. Any usage of fire is now banned in South Australia as a level of danger is extremely high. More than 60 000 hectares have been burnt.
Meteorologists say that gusty winds and possible thunderstorms will increase the danger in areas prone to forest fires. At this stage, most areas will be in serious or extreme condition and they can be improved.
Regional areas that are likely to be the hottest include the Oodnadatta, which peaked at 46C with a possible storm. Some relief is expected in the evening.
Consequences of bushfires in Adelaide
Recently the Adelaide Hills were severely struck with the fire which is currently burns all around Australia. The Prime Minister announced that more than 70 people's homes have been destroyed, and about 400 rural buildings are also gone. A lot of people were found dead and more people are severely injured and are laying in hospitals.
The fire broke into Adelaide on Friday and can't be still extinguish. It is known that about 30,000 hectares are burning right now. It has been brought by strong and dry wind which also carried thick haze.The residents are devastated to come and see their burnt and destroyed homes. Any fires are banned now in South Australia.
A woman lost her toe while escaping house invasion
Several days ago in the North of Adelaide a 25-year-old man was arrested for committing serious crimes, such as harm of people's property and threatening and who had been looked for earlier. This man is going to face the court in the nearest future. He and another man started to break window in one of the houses. The owners walked out to find out what was going on and were threatened by these men. Another man is still being looked for by policemen.
During this a 52-year old woman lost her toe when ran back to her home accidentally. Later she was taken to the hospital and now is undergoing treatment.
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A man wanted to kill a woman because she makes his mother cry
The man from Adelaide announced his intention to attack a woman online last year.
The attack occurred after the man’s mother had come to the house which her son rented from his victim. He broke onto into her own room early in the morning, with a knife saying accusations of causing his mother weep and attacked her. The man admitted his guilt to the threat of murder and attempt to do severe harm. He is now sentenced to 6 years behind bars with possible bail.
The judge informed that the woman does not feel secure in her own home, and only her wounds were not fatal accidentally.
Several similar crimes were committed in Adelaide recently
Some days ago several similar incidents took place in Adelaide. Early in the morning a man threatened with a gun another one in his own car. Then a man was robbed just in the street and just before afternoon the third man was also robbed. This way two criminals threatened different people during the day. Some witnesses say they had a shotgun. After stealing a car next day the police found these men and arrested. One of them had some injures and was taken to the hospital. Now they are going to be charged with numerous accusations such as illegal taking a car and driving after taking strong drugs.
Vineyards suffered in Adelaide fires
Recently winemakers have undergone terrific damage to their field of work. Because of the strong bushfires next to Adelaide Hills hundreds of vineyards have been burnt and damaged very much. The fire destroyed about 20,000 hectares of the territory or one third of all wine industry Adelaide potential, it means the winemakers lost more than 20 million dollars.
Though the elemental force burnt one of the richest regions for wine industry in South Australia, the owners are hoping they will recover soon and be ready to fruit again. One of the owner informs that the consequences can be terrible and plants will not probably give grapes for about seven years, but he does not give up and is thankful for all received support.
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An Australian academic being held in an Iranian prison has begun a hunger strike
Mrs Moore-Gilbert had been earlier working in Melbourne University as an instructor and a specialist of Middle East, she was also studying in Cambridge. But now she is staying in one of the worst prisons in Tehran. She was accused in espionage and is there for a year already. The lecturer is to serve a 10-year sentence after an appeal had failed.
Recently she and her cellmate, also an academic, have started to refuse eating. It was confirmed by them.
Australia does not admit Mrs Moore-Gilbert's accusations and makes all possible things to set her free, according to words of the Victorian government. Kylie Moore-Gilbert is not the first Australian prisoner in Iran. Some touristic bloggers were kept there too.
Poison information staff notice explosion in synthetic drug use
Melbourne's emergency medical service receives thousands of calls each year from people who are concerned about what they ate, or the bites of dangerous animals.
There are quite strange calls, which the team receive. For example one is from a man whose child ate decorations for Christmas tree, and the other ate the bait.
During other calls, there were concerns about chemical burns at the workplace, a spider bite, and one person told staff that he had drunk a whole bottle of medicine.
According to the center’s annual report, silica gel dehumidifier and toilet bowl cleaner are among the 10 most used substances.
In addition to these substances, synthetic drugs are popular. Despite the fact that these are illegal substances, they are quite easy to find in Victoria.
PHOTO 2020 in Melbourne
Melbourne authorities have announced that the famous international photography festival PHOTO 2020 will be finally held in the capital of Victoria in Australia.
The festival will bring together about 40 galleries and more than 120 artists, including such masters as Zanele Muholi, Cristina de Middel and Martin Paris. Special attention is paid to the Australian artist - Kate Golding, Laura Delaney and Gundzhmar Hayley Millar-Baker.
Project artistic director Elias Redstone says that PHOTO 2020 is a grand celebration of new photographs and some new ideas. Studying the veracity of photography is more important than ever in our current social, political and cultural climate.
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Задержан гражданин, срубивший сосну
Жительница одного из домов на улице Бочаровой обратилась в милицию города Новокуйбышевска с заявлением о том, что у входа в дом обрезана сосна, сообщает пресс-служба Главного управления МВД России по сообщениям из Самарской области.
Повят комиссар полиции, старший лейтенант полиции Ян Евсейчев, обошел близлежащие дома. Он опознал очевидцев, которые видели, как нападавший рубил дерево.
Ян Алексеевич рассказал об инциденте: «Я проводил опросы среди граждан, проживающих в близлежащих домах. На одном из подъездов я увидел большое количество иголок, а на лестнице - сосновая ветка. По «хвойной тропе» он добрался до квартиры, где обнаружил срубленное дерево. Безработный, родившийся в 1992 году, ранее осужденный за кражу и грабеж, не отрицал своей вины и объяснил, что он украл елку для семейного праздника. "
Why Leeds needs a public transport revolution to get the city moving again
I live in Harehills and mostly use buses to get into Leeds city center, though I depend on my partner to leave me at the university as part of his commute when I have early morning commitments or on poor weather days.
The time taken to walk the full distance to the university is the same as to catch two buses in and out of town. But, as a young female, I feel scared to walk my usual journey in the dark- especially in winter.
It is necessary that the legislation provides for a radical overhaul of the public transport system to make it carbon neutral, reliable, cheap, and, most importantly, a desirable service to use.
The infra enclosing the city center should also begin to shift from being car-centric to more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly.
Other means of touring the city center must become more charming than car usage, or else, the problem will only escalate.