Make Valentine’s Day extra special! WIN our new ‘Forever Yours’ fishbowl arrangement delivered! All you need to do is ‘Like’ the Interflora Facebook page and in the comments tell us who you would like to send ‘Forever Yours’ to and why. To learn more, click here: http://ow.ly/a0b1308tqEq
Ian Keith Kershaw sent a photo and posted some memories; "Back before the early 1950s, there was no liquid detergent for washing kitchen dishes. A soap-saver (as shown) was used to hold pieces of hard soap and was shaken in the wash-up water to make it sudsy. Often a plain soap was cut and used, like the Velvet bar soap in the photo, as it wasn't highly perfumed like bath soap. Nothing was wasted back then!' Gosh, the old bar of Velvet soap brings pack a few memories.
I had such an amazing time tonight at the first game of the AFL women's season. The atmosphere was electric - full capacity with a lock out! This has been years in the making. I heard one woman as I left saying that she didn't think she'd live to see it. What an incredible bunch of role models kids in Australia are now being introduced to. And for the girls who aspire to play football one day - well, you can't be what you can't see. And the women from Collingwood and Carlton certainly showed how to dominate like a girl tonight.
"We quantified and estimated that 8 million metric tonnes of plastic entered the ocean (in one year)."
Do you know what happens to the plastic items that you throw away? Meet the scientists investigating what happens to our plastic waste... in the thought-provoking film 'Oceans of Plastic' next on Four Corners.
Prime Minister Turnbull has let polluting multinationals cheat our schools and hospitals out of $50bn. Meanwhile, he's attacking single parents, pensioners and people living with disabilities with fraudulent debt threats.
It's time for Turnbull to wake up and realise he's supposed to represent people, not dirty tax cheating corporations.
🍻🍻🍻ITS HERE!!! Our mates from Young Henrys stuck to their word & we can proudly say Dunies Lager has been created! It's the coldest beer on the planet & to celebrate we are having a launch this Sunday at The Cliff Dive Yyyeeeewwww🍻🍻🍻
The transmitters are due to be shut off Tuesday 31/1/17 tomorrow after a century
“It’s literally a lifeline for emergency information news, reliable weather forecasts, including your emergency warnings for bushfires and cyclones."
The change is being made to save a paltry $1.9 million, he said.
“This has a profound impact on those in remote areas and for those who travel through remote areas which will affect the top two thirds of the state as well as remote areas in the NT and Queensland and international audiences in the Pacific islands.
Long-haul driver Gary Williams says he will be left without alerts about floods or bushfires, and without information on road closures.
“When you travel through the top two thirds of Australia you go out of AM radio coverage, which is where you’d usually get the ABC. As soon as you go north of Woomera … the AM starts to fade out so we switch to short-wave radio,” he said.
“As soon as the ABC turns off the short-wave transmitters … we are no longer able to listen to ABC radio.
“They are catering for the majority, screw the minority.”
The transmitters are due to be shut off Tuesday.
Mr Williams said hundreds of truck drivers would be affected along with remote-area workers, people on stations, and people in the bush.
“They are disgracefully covering up the impact of this. There would be thousands of people in remote areas affected by this,” he said.
Of course there are all those people in yachts and they're in an itinerant listening group, and then the stockmen as well.
"There are all sorts of things that can be done notifying people but it's exceptionally difficult if the people you're trying to notify don't have the equipment to be notified on."