Nothing beats a brisk morning walk, right? That also applies if you're a koala, with a joey on your back no less. While we're used to seeing these furry marsupials napping in a gum tree after snacking on gum leaves, this pair enjoyed a morning walk on Friday through the town of McLaren Flat on Visit Fleurieu Peninsula.
They were spotted near the local bakery so perhaps they were just dashing out for a bit of morning tea? Great video thanks to @raked_petal and @heidi_and_nina_schnauzers via IG.
I think this is the best place for me to announce my retirement from acting, after nearly 25 years! And what better time to hang up my hat, so to speak! I can't act anymore. Not if I'm to serve you properly. This village means everything to me and I'm tired of other things dragging me away from you. It all started with a promise to my crook sister. I unicycled for her. But not for long. As I squiggled my way slowly through this brilliant fucking country of ours, I met many of you in person, in the same boat as me, and soon enough I was riding for all of us, for every family in this country being terrorised by cancer. I cannot play pretend on telly while our families are falling. Cancer is the last true riddle of our time (not of our doing) and I wanna be part of the push to solve it once and for all - part of the new 'moonshot'. To be honest, something's gotta kill us. I don't really have such a problem with cancer if it attacks someone after they've enjoyed a full life - fair price. But when it cuts down mums before they can see their kids grow, when it takes out innocent children...well, then I get majorly fucking offended.
I won't play pretend on television while science is being murdered. Not while federal funding for research remains static for ten years. Not while the CSIRO is being bulldozed. Not while climate science is still being denied. Not until I fulfill my promise to you. After I finished that unicycling absurdity I made you a promise. I promised that I would help raise $10M for those brilliant bloody scientists and researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Like I showed with my one-wheeled promise to my poor terminal sister, I'm good for it. But I can't keep my promise as it stands. We raised $1.4M in our first year, $800K in our second year, and last year, down to $200K. We're not going to get there if I'm off gallivanting. So I won't. Not until we get to that $10M and show those faceless fuckers at the top end of town just how serious we are about research here at ground level. Not while people still believe that positive thinking and apricot kernels and hugs will cure it. Not while conspiracy theorists are stupidly assuming that our scientists would dare allow big pharma to hide their discoveries.
I love acting, it's the best job in the world. But the thing is, being a 'vollie' for healthy families kinda wins hands down. No contest. If it weren't for Molly, I'd have done it sooner.
So call me Molly if you like. Call me Research Australia's Advocate of the Year. Call me that annoying voice over guy. Call me a fundraiser, an advocate, an activist. Call me a brother who tries hard. Just don't call me an actor. Not until we as a nation are as threatened by cancer as we are by terrorism. Not until the $10M is raised. Until then, I'm all yours, around the clock.
And I do have a plan. Actually, it's not a plan at all. It's a war. I'm going all out. I'm building an army to make science and research more relevant again and I'll stop at nothing. To save me from dropping my lolly completely, Tim Minchin, Meshel Laurie, Danny Green, Shaun Tan, Nick Riewoldt, Tom Gleeson, Denise Scott, Michael Leunig, Deb Mailman, Michael Gudinski, Sam Mac and Shaun Micallef have already joined the push and it's growing. If you want the war plan, trust me with your email in the link below. I won't pester like the others.
Let's fucken do this. I love you. Here's to our Village! Here's to the good fight. Here's to every single scientist in the country. Here's to a world that wages war to save lives, not ruin them. And here's to kicking cancer in the face-hole once and for all.
Your loyal villager and proud retiree,
ps - I will still have to do the odd voice-over so I can eat if that's ok!
A video of one-man band Juzzie Smith foot-tapping, fancy-juggling, harmonica-playing beatboxer beating out blues and roots on the streets in the South West has gone viral. Read more: http://bit.ly/2g2DczH
Mohammed Khazma has been charged with bashing a 2 year old baby girl so badly she is now fighting for her life in hospital.
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Man arrested as child, 2, fights for life after ‘vicious assault’ In what can only be described as a horrifying assault a 2 year old baby has been left in a critical condition in hospital.
The baby's mother is believed to have been living in the Guilford granny flat for 6 weeks with the "man" who assaulted the baby after only knowing him for a short period of time.
Having said that she is not even slightly to blame for this, there is only one person to blame for the cowardly and viscous assault of this innocent 2 year old and that is the vile thing in the back of the paddy wagon Mr Mohammed Khazma (pictured)
We have no idea of motive we have no idea of history or any of that other stuff that doesn't even slightly matter but what we do know is another innocent life has been forever altered.
If you pray or send good vibes or whatever you do please do so for this young angel currently fighting for their life in a critical condition in hospital.
Full story cut and pasted from the DailyMail.com.au below. (A)
The man who allegedly bashed a two-year-old girl in a 'shocking' assault had only been dating the toddler's mother for six weeks, police say.
Mohammed Khazma, 22, was arrested at Fairfield in Sydney's west just before 5pm on Monday and charged with reckless assault causing grievous bodily harm.
He did not come up from the cells during a brief appearance at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday.
He did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.
Witnesses (pictured) said the woman arrived with her bloodied and bruised daughter before yelling: 'Your son hit me, your son killed my daughter'
Mr Khazma had been living with the mother, and they had only been together for six weeks,Daily Telegraph reported NSW Police said. The mother discovered the girl on Monday afternoon at a home in Guildford West and then drove with the child to a relative's home, police said on Tuesday.
Neighbours described how a woman pulled up at the front of a home on Monday screaming 'you've killed my baby'.
She reportedly collapsed with the toddler unresponsive in the back of the car.
Emergency services were called and paramedics commenced CPR on the child who had gone into cardiac arrest.
Acting superintendent Glen Parks said the mother is 'very upset' and is helping the police investigation.
'This is going to be a long process and we need to work with her,' Supt Parks told reporters.
He described the assault on the girl as 'shocking'.
'It is a human instinct to care for the young and the vulnerable and when instances like this occur it is often very difficult to comprehend,' he said.
'Any incident like this is very difficult.'
A NSW Police spokeswoman said the girl remained at Westmead Children's Hospital in a critical and unstable condition.
With the sad and dramatic news of the day, here’s a story that might just restore your faith in humanity. When the owner of Bella, the chocolate Labrador was given heartbreaking news about her health, he did something truly amazing. He packed up his life and took her on the ultimate adventure. And the outcome has been inspiring…
At 9 years old, Bella the Labrador should have had many happy years ahead. But when she was diagnosed with advanced cancer in her left front leg, everyone around her was devastated. Amputation of her leg was the only option and she was given just 9 months to live. But right then, owner Rob Kugler made a decision. He was going to make the most of every moment she had left. So, after putting his own studies on hold, he’s taken off on the most incredible dog lovers adventure; determined to tick as many items off Bella’s bucket list as possible.
Their road trip has seen them drive, swim, sleep, eat and explore over 3000km of countryside. But most amazingly of all, it’s now been 14 months since Bella’s diagnosis and as you can see by these photo’s, she’s showing no sign of slowing down. Proving that in the end, love can conquer all...
Police are today announcing the use of sniffer pigs as part of our drug detection capability. With pigs commonly believed to be among the smartest of animals, Tasmania Police will be the first in the country to develop a Narcotic Detection Swine Unit. The pigs have proven their capability in the field of truffle detection and experts suggest that it’s a logical next step. Apart from occasionally getting side-tracked by mud puddles, the pigs have performed exceptionally well in training. When they detect a banned substance, they run around in circles singing LaLaLa until they get a carrot. Some prefer apples. The first of our fully-trained crack pigs is expected to be in action this time next year. #bringonthepuns #couldgoeitherway
From today, we will be providing free flights for rescue dogs to place them in loving homes around Australia.
Virgin Australia Cargo and Jetpets will fly hundreds of pets in need of care across Australia, breaking down distance and travel barriers with the help of animal welfare charities such as PetRescue. The first flight took place this week, when Pet Rescue united Lallee with her new owners in Sydney where she can look forward to being a very much loved and permanent member of the family.
More information about our initiative and our partners can be found here: http://www.jetpets.com.au/animal-welfare-partners/