Brumbies, Mojo bring a highlight to a night for leukaemia

More than 1000 Canberrans – from families to the towering team of Brumbies players and supporters – turned out for a special Light the Night fundraiser at Eastlake Parade on Friday night. Among the many families were the McLeans, who brought their puppy, Mojo, along for the walk. Arabella McLean, 8, Callus McLean, 6, and dog Mojo at the Canberra Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night walk to help more Australians beat blood cancer through research and support. Photo: Jay Cronan Michelle Vaessen-McLean said she and husband Andrew thought it would be a special event for their children, eight-year-old Arabella and six-year-old Callum, to be part of. Ms Vaessen-McLean said it was a especially pertinent, given the children had recently helped raise funds for another …

Australian War Memorial opens permanent Holocaust display Out of the 250 children from her Jewish school in Dresden Irma Hanner was one of just six who survived the Holocaust. She was eight when someone told her what Gestapo meant, nine when they took her mother to Ravensbrück women's concentration camp and 12 when they came for her. Holocaust survivor Irma Hanner with Jewish Holocaust Centre director Warren Fineberg. Irma Hanner speaks about her posessions included in the Australian War Memorial's permanent Holocaust exhibition.  Photo: Jamila Toderas At Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia she was surrounded by 40,000 people, but said she never felt more alone. "I lost my childhood, my youth, and my family," she said. Jewish Holocaust survivors Abram and Cesia Goldberg, and Irma Hanner. Photo: Jamila Toderas The resilient 86-year-old, who migrated to ...

The Project urged to apologise for 'bullying' Steve Price in burgeoning petition A petition calling for The Project to apologise to Steve Price after he was 'bullied' by Carrie Bickmore live on-air has received 17,000 signatures. The Change.org petition says the 61-year-old radio presenter was a victim of "leftist bullying" after a heated debate with columnist Jamila Rizvi last week which ended with Bickmore telling Price to watch his tone. Steve Price and Jamila Rizvi dueling on The Project after the US election. Photo: Ten Price, a 2GB presenter and regular guest on The Project, was commenting on Donald Trump's election victory on Wednesday night when Rizvi, a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, cut him off. "The people in real America, in small town America, weren't buying the bulldust that was coming out of the elites," Price ...

Expect more bird flu cases in Europe and in the U.S., OIE says More outbreaks of a severe strain of bird flu in Europe are likely to occur in the next few weeks as wild birds believed to transmit the virus migrate southward, the deputy head of the world animal health body said on Tuesday.North America, especially the United States where bird flu last year led to the death of about 50 million poultry, should also prepare for new cases, said Matthew Stone, Deputy Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).Eight European countries and Israel have found cases of the highly contagious H5N8 strain of bird flu in the past few weeks and some ordered that poultry flocks be kept indoors to avoid the disease spreading. Most outbreaks involved wild birds but Germany, Hungary and...

3-year-old rescued from canal in Palm Bay PALM BAY, Fla. — A 3-year-old boy is safe after he was rescued from a canal in Palm Bay Sunday morning, police said. Police said a woman reported her son missing from a Palm Bay neighborhood. Police responded and found the boy sitting in a nearby canal. Video posted to the Palm Bay Police Department’s Facebook page shows Officer Greg Moore climbing down a steep embankment and lifting the boy from the water. Moore then carried the boy back up the embankment and reunited him with his mother. The boy was uninjured.

California fruit processing facility tests positive for listeria A fruit processing plant in Vernon, Calif., has tested positive for contamination with the potentially deadly bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, according to a letter sent by the FDA to plant operator Simply Fresh Fruit Inc.Of 100 environmental samples, three tested positive for listeria. Even more troubling is the fact that one product sample also tested positive for the bacteria, which can cause serious foodborne illness. Genetic testing confirmed that all four samples came from the same strain.The inspections were performed in April and May, after Simply Fresh Fruit issued a voluntary recall for cut cantaloupe that had been processed on March 28 and packaged on March 29, that had tested positive for listeria. On April 14, the company also recalled more cantaloupe and cantaloupe-containing fruit mixes over possible listeria...

Gold Coast surfer's house price swells to $1.1 million at auction A Gold Coast surfer watched his house price swell to $1.1 million at auction on Saturday following a string of million-dollar property sales in the booming beachside suburb of Burleigh Heads. Lifetime local John Wilson paid $238,000 for the Burleigh Hill beach shack 21 years ago, netting more than $850,000 over two decades. The rustic four-level surf shack wedged in Burleigh’s iconic hillside on 2 Hill Avenue had a wave of interest, and sold to fellow surfers who plan to splash out on renovations. Going, going, sold: John Wilson with new homeowners Byron and Jaimi Baker. Photo: Jason Quelch Despite plans to move slightly further south, Mr Wilson said Burleigh was the “best place in the world”. “I’ve been surfing here for 50 years, I surfed every day ...

Bill Shorten vows Labor will put Australian workers first   Bill Shorten will announce a new emphasis on local employment on Tuesday, as Labor moves to protect Australian jobseekers from being replaced by overseas workers brought in by employers under skilled migration visas designed to fill holes in the labour supply. Amid growing public suspicion of free trade, free capital movements and the loss of jobs abroad, the Opposition Leader will announce a policy designed to force employers into more rigorous advertising to find and then train Australian workers before being able to recruit from abroad. He will argue that there is a "worrying rise" in the number of jobs going to foreign workers when locals are available. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will announce a policy designed to force employers into more rigorous advertising to find and...