Arts

Santa ditches sleigh for parachute and more Zedlines

A parachuting Santa Claus has dropped in on the Italian town of Amatrice, an area strongly affected by a powerful earthquake in August. (Image source: Flickr user Steve Jurvetson)

A group of eight skydivers, with one dressed as Santa, landed in a nearby village and handed out presents to local children as well as donating over $4000 to aid reconstruction of local schools and nurseries.

Skydiver Enrico Marcucci says it was a beautiful thing to bring joy to children who now live in tents and temporary housing following the earthquake which killed 300 people in August.

 

Construction Commences on Townsville Disability Housing

Art Space Emerging in West End and more Zedlines

Jonathan Sri has announced a new contemporary art space in West End for the Brisbane community to collaborate and display artworks. The project, House Conspiracy, will be offering three-week residencies to 68 Brisbane based emerging artists in the first year of operation. (Image: Facebook)

Art Space Emerging in West End

Jonathan Sri has announced a new contemporary art space in West End for the Brisbane community to collaborate and display artworks.

The project, House Conspiracy, will be offering three-week residencies to 68 Brisbane based emerging artists in the first year of operation.

Artists will be given the opportunity to showcase their work in the event space with 24/hour access to studios with a no-cost scheme set to take place early February next year.

Tyre Recycler Ordered to Clean Up Act

Federal Court recognises native title rights of the Bigambul people, and more Zedlines

Native title rights of Bigambul people formally recognised by Federal Court. (Photo source: flickr)

A special Federal Court hearing has formally recognised native title rights of the Bigambul people over land and waters between Inglewood and St George.

Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham said the decision recognises and protects the Bigambul people’s native title rights and also provides a revenue stream for the traditional owners through land use agreement.

7.2 Magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of El Salvador and more Zedlines

The epicentre of the quake was 149 kilometres south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo in El Salvador. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons).

7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of El Salvador

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador overnight, with the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issuing a warning about possible tsunami waves.

The epicentre of the quake was 149 kilometers south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo in El Salvador, at a very shallow depth of 10.3 kilometers below the seabed.

100 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Sea, and more Zedlines...

Latest capsize brings migrant death toll to over 4,270 this year. (Photo: wikicommons/unframe)

Around 100 migrants are feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea, following the sinking of their rubber boat on Thursday. 

27 people were saved and six bodies were recovered by a British navy ship, off the coast of Libya.

This tragedy adds to the death toll of 240 people over three days, according to aid groups… which is only expected to grow, as migrants continue to leave Libya for Italy, regardless of rough seas. 

 

Asylum Seeker Receives Graduation Certificate in Person.

Tsunami Warning Downgraded Following Christchurch Earthquake

Two people have been confirmed dead after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck near Christchurch, causing damage to buildings more than 200 kilometres away

Member for Bundaberg Resigns Amidst Scandal

Queensland Agriculture Minister Leanne Donaldson has resigned from cabinet amidst the scandal of having over $8000 of unpaid rates.

The member for Bundaberg says her job has become indefensible after revealing her car registration was also unpaid.

It is not yet known who will take over Ms Donaldson’s portfolio.

Nick Earls successfully takes on dark art of digital publishing

Play To Win

In 2001 six friends set up Halfbrick Studios in Brisbane. Halfbrick develops computer games. Nine years on, and Halfbrick had three international successes back to back: Fruit Ninja, Age of Zombies; and Jetpack Joyride. In the time since Halfbrick was established there have been a number of personnel changes - to the point where only Shainiel Deo remains from the original six. A new independent, Brisbane-based documentary film titled Play to Win is being released in November 2016. Play to Win traces the 15-year history of Halfbrick.

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Possible plan to begin new MH370 search and more Zedlines

Aviation authorities have entered a planning session to formulate a proposal to continue the search of flight MH370, which went missing in 2014. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

'Brainstorming' to begin for new MH370 search area

Aviation search authorities gathered in Canberra today, discussing plans for a possible continued search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

During the three-day planning period, Aviation authorities will construct a proposal to further extend the search.

Ocean current experts believe the wreckage lies near Africa.

However, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau believe another $30m  will be needed to extend the search.

 

Australia's First Ever Refugee Film Festival

The Refugee Council of Australia has co-ordinated the countries first ever Refugee Film Festival. The festival will open this Friday in Melbourne at Melbourne’s Federation square with a screening of the film ‘Constance on the Edge’. This festival comes off the back of Refugee Week 2016 and the councils then partnership with Freedom Stories which saw over 200 screenings of refugee films nationwide. The film festival will be running until and during refugee week 2017, with films and activities currently planned for both Melbourne and Sydney.

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GOMA To Host Marvel Exhibit

The Gallery of Modern Art will host the world’s first Marvel exhibition next May, giving fans a chance to see the items from both Marvel studios and private collections.

GOMA to host Marvel exhibit

The Gallery of Modern Art will host the world’s first Marvel exhibition next May, giving fans a chance to see the items from both Marvel studios and private collections.

The show will display items including original artworks, film props and costumes from popular characters including Captain America, Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor.

Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk says the exhibition is the result of reinstated funding for blockbusters at Brisbane’s galleries.

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