“My name is William Tyrrell. I was 3 years-old, playing in my Nana’s garden wearing my favourite Spider Man suit when I was abducted at around 10:30am on Friday 12 September 2014. I was visiting my Nana who lived in Benaroon Drive in a little country town called Kendall on the mid-north coast of NSW, not very far from Port Macquarie. Were you traveling in the region that day? Did you see anything that may help Police find me? Have you overheard somebody talking about what happened to me? Somebody must have seen me. Somebody must know where I am. Somebody must know something. Are you that somebody? If you know anything at all, please, please call Crime Stoppers NOW and tell them what you know because you may be the somebody who can help police find me and bring me home.” There is a $1Million reward for information that leads police to William. That’s 1 Million reasons to make the call! Call Crime Stoppers NOW on 1800 333 000. #OneMillionReasons, #BringHimHome, #BringWilliamHome, #MakeTheCall, #WheresWilliam, #NowsTheTime
Bourke Street is renowned for being one of Australia's great musical breeding grounds. For the last few days it has fallen silent as we have all paid our respects. Today it has been decided that next week (date to be confirmed) all of the buskers that play on Bourke Street will pay their respects by playing for 10 HOURS STRAIGHT with all proceeds from the day to go to the Bourke Street fund to help the families of the victims. I am so proud to tell you that EnruobleM will be funding a CD that will have a song from each artist on it for people to buy on the day. I will livestream some of the day as well for those who can't make it and i will be there for the entire day. There will never have been so much talent assembled at once on Bourke Street and I can't think of a better cause...
If you guys could S-H-A~R-E the hell out of this to make more people aware that would be appreciated.
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Feeling delighted! Just bought my Christmas Tree from the market and the man said if i gave it plenty of light and water, he would even and come and take it away for me come January! What a great deal and what a nice young man he was!!!
"My boyfriend and I were starving and the Whataburger down the street was calling our name so we went (we were going to go through drive-thru but that line was way too long so I decided to go inside instead)
I went inside and realized the inside line was a bit long too but I was too hungry to go anywhere else, so I waited. (the time is almost 1am because I work nights)
I realize the line isn't really moving so I start paying attention as to why, because there were several people working in the back. That's when I notice the cashier talking to a young couple in front of me. The girl ordered her food and the cashier just looked at her, smiled, and very faintly said 'I am deaf, can you please talk slower.' The girl lit up and said 'oh, of course!' and I heard her slow down her order for him. He still wasn't able to catch on so he smiled again, and got a piece of paper and a pen for them to write down their order. They did so without hesitation. Without a sign of impatience, just pure joy and genuine kindness to be helping that young working man do his job.
I watched even after I placed my own order to see how everyone would react to him, to see if anyone would lose their temper with him taking extra long or get impatient because they were having to be hungry even longer, and I was surprised because not one person acted rude or impatient. Every customer complied with him and wrote down their orders without any complaints, just smiling back at him.
I'm sharing this for two reasons. One, because he is a deaf person and has a job. He is disabled and is able to work at a place that forces him to strengthen his disability by communicating with people daily. He is a special person that was given a fair chance at a job and does so willingly and with a smile on his face. THAT is utterly impressive and remarkable. Kudos to Whataburger alone for allowing this young man to work
And second, with how twisted the world is becoming and after seeing so many people bully others on a daily basis, I can't tell you how refreshing it was to see these small acts of kindness demonstrated from so many different people. Seeing people forget their pride or their problems or even their hunger is something you don't see often. But at the end of the day, it's about others, not ourselves.
This was eye-opening for me and I will never forget that moment."
Inside the Cathedral of Light, one of the showstopping installations at this year's Vivid Sydney, opening this Friday. Stretching along the foreshore at the Botanic Gardens, anyone visiting can walk through this stunning illuminated canopy. ✨✨✨
Sydney Opera House: Lighting The Sails 2016: Songlines
The 'lights on' moment begins at 12 minutes, 40 seconds.
Lighting the Sails Directed by Head of Indigenous Programming at Sydney Opera House, Rhoda Roberts Visual content and animation for the 'Songlines' projection created by Artists in Motion Music composed and designed by Rhoda Roberts and Damien Robinson (Wicked Beat Sound System) featuring songmen Djakapurra Munyarryun and Cecil McLeod
We are all sick of it. Sick of the tears and the pain and the fear. We are sick of the aggravated burglaries and carjackings and violence so extreme it shakes us to the core. We are sick of having to live with fear, and saying it is illogical doesn't help.
We are sick of living with threat, whether it is the threat of political terrorism driven by madmen or the threat of criminal greed or even the threat from people who should be in psychiatric hospitals.
We are sick of hearing there has been an awful mistake and the killer or attackers should have not been on bail. We are sick of a system that seems to work for them more than us and we are heartily sick of the excuses.
There is no political mileage here. Yes, we look for people to blame but although they were slow to recognise this awful situation it is not the fault of the government. Daniel Andrews and his team are as appalled as anybody by what is happening.
But they need to act. It is not simple and the solutions are not immediate.
But there is a need for extraordinary action because these are extraordinary circumstances.
And Victorians have had enough of living like this.
I don't claim it is simple but I have some ideas. We all should have ideas and we must discuss them.
Tomorrow as I return from leave we will do just that.
I always like to return to begin the year on a positive note.
The time is not right for that. So it is time to begin the year with action .
HOPE AND JOY The Perth family torn apart by the MH17 disaster, the Maslins, have shared with us some very special news. With the birth of Violet May Maslin. They released this statement, a short time ago.
"Violet May Maslin came in to the world on Tuesday 10 May, bringing with her love and light, hope and joy.
Our family was torn apart when MH17 was blown out of the sky by the violent anger of a nationalist missile, on July 17, 2014. Our three innocent, beautiful and inspiring children were killed, alongside their grandfather, Nick Norris.
We believe that Mo, whose 14th birthday was Saturday, Evie, 12 next week, Otis, 10 next month, and Grandad Nick have sent us an amazing gift. Violet’s birth is a testament to our belief that love is stronger than hate."