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  • Scientists Say Cure for Parkinson's Disease Right under Their Noses

    06/13/2008 8:39:40 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 163+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 06.12.08 | Peter J. Smith
    SYDNEY, Australia, June 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - New research on stem-cell therapy shows scientists have found that the cure for Parkinson's disease may lie right under one's nose - or rather, in it. Researchers from Griffith University have published a study in the journal Stem Cells that has found adult stem-cells harvested from the noses of Parkinson's patients developed into dopamine-producing brain cells upon being transplanted into the brain of a lab rat. Professor Alan Mackay-Sim said researchers simulated Parkinson's symptoms in rats by creating lesions on one side of the rat's brain to imitate the damage Parkinson's disease wreaks...
  • Islamic school rejection 'victory for racism'

    05/27/2008 5:51:56 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 111+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 28 May 2008
    A SYDNEY council's rejection of a proposed Islamic school is a victory for racism, a Muslim community organisation says. Camden Council last night voted unanimously to reject a proposal for a 1200-student Islamic school, a decision that followed months of heated community meetings and the release of an adverse report by the council's planners last week. Mayor Chris Patterson said the council's decision was based on concerns surrounding the impact on traffic flows, loss of agricultural land, highlighted in the planners report and not on religious grounds. But the independent think tank FAIR (Forum on Australia's Islamic Relations) said the...
  • Town moves against Islamic school

    05/25/2008 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Flavius · 15 replies · 225+ views
    bbc ^ | 26 May 2008 | By Nick Bryant
    ith its lace curtain bungalows and steepled Anglican church, the once tranquil town of Camden in New South Wales seems the most improbable of settings for a row that combines race and religion. Proud of its rich history, the town promotes itself as "the birthplace of the nation's wealth", for it was here, in the early 19th Century, that the sheep and dairy industries first began to flourish. Now the town, which lies on south-west fringes of Sydney, is confronting a very 21st Century issue: the proposal to construct an Islamic school for some 1,200 Muslim pupils. Behind the proposal...
  • Wreck of HMAS Sydney found

    03/16/2008 4:25:17 PM PDT · by Gomez · 80 replies · 2,324+ views
    The group searching for HMAS Sydney has found the wreckage of the World War II Australian warship off the coast of Western Australia, the ABC has confirmed. The breakthrough by the Finding Sydney Foundation comes less than 24 hours after it announced it had located the wreckage of the German raider Kormoran, which also sank after a battle with the Sydney in November 1941.
  • Terror suspect gets charter jet to dying brother

    05/05/2006 8:19:18 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 13 replies · 527+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | May 6, 2006 | Katie Lapthorne
    A MILITARY-scale operation, funded by taxpayers, has begun to allow a Melbourne terror suspect to visit his dying brother interstate. Izzydeen Atik, 25, will make a mercy dash to Sydney on an $8000 chartered jet to farewell older brother Merhy, who is stricken with liver disease. Melbourne Magistrates' Court heard Mr Atik will be in the custody of up to 10 federal agents and will be under guard at secret locations in Melbourne and Sydney for his flights. More than 20 officers are expected to guard Sydney's Westmead Hospital, where the final goodbyes will probably take place today. Estimates of...
  • BREAKING - Australia Supreme Court just ordered removal of life support against family pleas

    12/19/2007 5:00:27 AM PST · by paulsy · 162 replies · 948+ views
    Australian news ^ | 12/19/07 | paularish1
    "Paulo Melo, 29, has been in a coma at the Royal Darwin Hospital for two weeks, after severing his spinal cord in a car crash." - read more below: doctor requested, family objected, court granted
  • Cappuccino Coast: The day the Pacific was whipped up into an ocean of froth [Australian beach pics]

    08/28/2007 8:13:29 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 15 replies · 2,289+ views
    The Daily Mail [U.K.] ^ | 28 August 2007 | RICHARD SHEARS
    It was as if someone had poured tons of coffee and milk into the ocean, then switched on a giant blender. Suddenly the shoreline north of Sydney were transformed into the Cappuccino Coast. Foam swallowed an entire beach and half the nearby buildings, including the local lifeguards' centre, in a freak display of nature at Yamba in New South Wales. One minute a group of teenage surfers were waiting to catch a wave, the next they were swallowed up in a giant bubble bath. The foam was so light that they could puff it out of their hands and watch...
  • Man charged after fire bomb attack at John Howard home (Australian Prime Minister)

    09/21/2007 5:47:06 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies · 132+ views
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 21st September 2007
    A MAN has been charged over a fire bomb attack on the Prime Minister's Sydney residence. The man, age 31, from Lane Cove is expected to face court tomorrow after being charged earlier today. About 11.50am today, reports were received that a man had allegedly thrown a woven cotton shoulder bag over the outer gates of Kirribilli House and into the grounds. It's alleged the bag was lit at the time of the incident. Officers from Australian Federal Police Protective Services extinguished the item and held the man until NSW Police arrived and took him into custody. A crime scene...
  • Airline COMES OUT with gay themed flight

    09/17/2007 5:36:41 PM PDT · by shaggy eel · 51 replies · 841+ views
    Gay.com ^ | September 17, 2007 | Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO - Air New Zealand is delving into the gay and lesbian market with a special themed flight featuring drag queens, pink cocktails and a cabaret performed by flight crew. The destination for the airline's one-time "Pink Flight," on Feb. 26, ex San Francisco, is the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia, one of the world's most well-attended gay events, said Jodi Williams, an Air New Zealand marketing director. "We're tailoring inseat entertainment with gay-friendly movies, contests, different music and things like that," Williams said. The airline also plans to throw a going away party for passengers,...
  • Cessna pilot questioned after APEC airspace breach

    09/09/2007 12:16:40 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 20 replies · 1,585+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) ^ | September 9, 2007 - 4:20PM | Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC)
    The pilot behind a security scare in Sydney airspace this afternoon is being questioned by authorities. A small Cessna aircraft had to be escorted by two F/A-18 Defence fighter jets into Sydney's Bankstown Airport, after failing to respond in restricted APEC airspace above Sydney. A witness has told commercial radio the fighter jets fired flares at the plane. He says shortly before 3:00pm AEST he saw the plane enter restricted airspace over the western suburb of Penrith before flares were fired at it by two F/A-18 jets. "This light plane came over in restricted airspace because of APEC and these...
  • Caption Anti-War Rally in Sydney

    09/05/2007 9:13:10 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 12 replies · 287+ views
    Protestors shout slogans during an anti-war rally in Sydney, as world leaders arrive for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. US President George W. Bush has said he saw enough progress in Iraq that he may soon be able to announce a partial US troop withdrawal. Bush made the comments during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister John Howard -- his staunchest war ally.(AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)
  • Bush says sorry to Sydney

    08/31/2007 3:08:31 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 595+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 31 August 2007 | Lincoln Archer
    US President George W. Bush has apologised to the people of Sydney for the widespread inconvenience the APEC summit security lockdown will cause. Speaking to Sky News, Mr Bush said he was not aware of how the city would be affected, but he was sorry if he was putting people out. "I have a lot on my mind," he said, adding that it was the first he had heard of the planned security crackdown that will see much of the northern part of the city fenced off as well as expanded police powers to search people and seize banned items....
  • Activists armed with Bush protest 'go bags' (Major Moonbat ALERT)

    08/17/2007 12:34:37 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 554+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 17 August 2007 | Stephanie Gardiner
    PAINT, banners, chant sheets and whistles are being sorted into survival kits for protesters preparing to rally against the Sydney arrival of US President George W Bush. Mr Bush will jet into Sydney on September 4 in preparation for APEC meetings later in the week. His arrival will be marked on September 5 by a planned peaceful "student strike" organised by the anti-war group Resistance. Resistance member Simon Cunich said creating the bright red Stop Bush Bags was a practical way of promoting protests during APEC. The bags also contain chalk, stickers, leaflets, umbrellas, water and a know your rights...
  • Sydney Residents 'Must Carry Survival Bags'

    07/17/2007 7:18:00 PM PDT · by blam · 196 replies · 3,783+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-18-2007 | Mark Chipperfield
    Sydney residents 'must carry survival bags' By Mark Chipperfield in Sydney Last Updated: 2:12am BST 18/07/2007 The easy-going residents of Australia's biggest city are being urged to carry personal "survival bags" to help them cope with a future terrorist attack or natural disaster. The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, says citizens should pack a "Go Bag" containing such essentials as toilet paper, running shoes, spare keys, a torch, disposable gloves, adhesive tape, a transistor radio and sun cream before they leave home each day. Miss Moore, who has yet to pack her own Go Bag, says it is her...
  • USS Kitty Hawk sails out of harbour

    07/09/2007 11:18:28 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 1,146+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 July 2007
    THE 7000 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk have farewelled Sydney – and about $10 million of their money during their five day stay. Escorted by a flotilla of small boats, the Kitty Hawk left Sydney Harbour after five days docked at the Garden Island Naval Base. It is estimated the 7000 sailors spent $2 million a day during their visit to Sydney – or around $280 a crew member, a day. The sailors also engaged in various charitable works around the city, including a visit to sick children at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. This was probably...
  • Live Earth series starts in Sydney

    07/06/2007 8:25:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 118 replies · 1,737+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/6/07 | Rohan Sullivan - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - The Live Earth global concert series kicked off Saturday with an Aboriginal group dancing and singing a traditional welcome at the first venue in Sydney. Tribal leaders with white-painted bodies and shaking eucalyptus fronds were the first of more than 150 performers at the nine concert, 24-hour series to raise awareness about climate change. The performance was immediately followed by a video greeting from former Vice President Al Gore, whose campaign to force global warming onto the international political agenda inspired the event. Gore invited the crowd — which appeared to be several hundred when the show...
  • Rare footage of WWI Gallipoli battle unearthed

    04/18/2007 10:35:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,754+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 18, 2007 | Stephanie Boyle
    The Australian War Memorial has unearthed what it believes is the only footage of Anzac Cove during the Gallipoli battle of World War One, an iconic event in Australian history which is commemorated each year on Anzac Day. The one-minute grainy black and white film, which shows the shoreline at Anzac Cove and British soldiers massing at Suvla Bay, was shot in 1915 during the pioneering era of film. The footage pans across Anzac Cove from a position on the southern headland, showing a clutter of jetties and stores being unloaded. "Because we have so little authentic footage, everything we...
  • Sydney blacks out for global warming

    03/31/2007 12:08:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 346+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/07 | Rohan Sullivan - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - The Sydney Opera House's gleaming white-shelled roof was darkened Saturday night along with much of the rest of Australia's largest city, which switched off the lights to register concern about global warming. The arch of Sydney's other iconic structure, the harbor bridge, was also blacked out, along with dozens of skyscrapers and countless homes in the 4 million-strong city, in an hour-long gesture organizers said they hoped would be adopted as an annual event by cities around the world. Mayor Clover Moore, whose officials shut down all nonessential lights on city-owned buildings, said Sydney was "asking people...
  • [BBC] In pictures: Sydney bridge at 75

    03/18/2007 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 6 replies · 334+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, March 18, 2007
    The Coathanger, as Sydney's Harbour Bridge is affectionately known, was opened 75 years ago. It was the first time in 25 years the bridge had opened to the public to walk across. Some people stopped to admire the latticework of the bridge's superstructure. Some 6m rivets hold together the 52,000 tonnes of steel which make up the bridge. The bridge means much to Sydney and Australia, arising amid the Great [Economic Downturn] of the 1930s. Festive hats dotted the crowd which was entertained by fly-pasts, a regatta and Aboriginal sunset ceremonies.
  • Plane lands after engine fire (LA bound jet)

    02/03/2007 3:32:03 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 23 replies · 1,880+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 3 February 2007
    A LOS Angeles-bound Qantas airliner which had flames jetting out of one engine has landed safely at Sydney airport. The Boeing 747 Flight QF149 with 274 people on board was forced to turn back after taking off at 11.58am (AEDT) today, Qantas said. It landed at 1.20pm (AEDT) after dumping fuel and circling the city's northern beaches, a Qantas spokesman Lloyd Quartermaine said. He said flames had been seen coming out of one of the engines, but there was no explosion and passengers were not at risk. "The engine didn't explode," Mr Quartermaine said. "At this stage we believe it...