Health

New population of rare tigers found in Thailand and more Zedlines

A new population of the critically endangered Indochinese tiger has been discovered in a national park in eastern Thailand. [Image source: Wikimedia Commons]

A small population with at least six cubs were found in the jungle, the second known breeding Indochinese tiger population.

Tiger populations in the wild have dwindled from 100,000 a century ago to 3,900 today, but this is slowly on the rise.

Council withholds support from Brisbane smoking ban

The Brisbane City Council has refused to support a King George Square smoking ban, despite a 35-signature petition.

Malaria vaccine breakthrough by Griffith University and more zedlines

World’s first anti-malaria vaccine developed at Griffith University. Image Source: Wikimedia/Hugo A. Quintero G.

The vaccine developed by researchers at Griffith University and Gold Coast University Hospital has tested safe for humans to take and is subject to further research.

The groundbreaking research vaccine is being considered to be used in countries where malaria is an endemic problem. The disease affects half of the world’s population.

 

M1 Motorway upgrade to start later this year

A funding agreement for the M1 Motorway upgrade has been reached.

Bulgaria’s ex Prime Minister returns to power and more Zedlines

Bulgaria’s ex Prime Minister returns to power in the country with parliamentary election.

Boyjo Borisov’s centre-right party GERB is all set to bring him into power again as suggested by Sunday’s exit polls.

Opposition leader Kornelia Ninova acknowledges the defeat and says her socialist party will consider options of forming the government if the GERB party fails to do so.

 

Water our options

The World Science Festival sees almost sixteen hundred school students develop water solutions.

World science festival sets out to inspire and more Zedlines

World science festival organises shows to attract young kids to scientific fields.

An ex-science teacher Science Steve is running interactive Festival Lab science shows to reveal the wonders of science to young children as the students interested in field are declining.

The shows run throughout the weekends in South Bank cultural forecourt to encourage the enthusiasm of the new generation with shows ranging from robotics to criminology.

 

RSPCA issues a southern queenslander with record number of charges over dog farm

Popular Food Truck program set to stay and more Zedlines

The Brisbane Food Truck program will continue on, after a successful trial run. Image: Wikimedia

The Brisbane City Council invested in the initiative in July last year, launching a six-month trial website allowing residents to see where and when their favorite food trucks would be serving.

City Planning chairman, Julian Simmonds, said the idea behind the initiative is to identify appropriate sites and times to accommodate food trucks, without impacting other permanent food businesses throughout the city.

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March Law Report

This month we speak with Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh about the two abortion law reform Private Member Bills that were withdrawn from Parliament in February; the QLD Law Reform Commission; and a High Court finding involving Clive Palmer arguing some tricky constitutional points.

Pigs bring home the bacon and more Zedlines

Eight little pigs ran all the way to the finish line raising $8000 for the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter service at the seventh annual Sandy Creek Pig Races. (Image: Food 4 Your Mood)

The event held near Warwick on Saturday attracted hundreds of Darling Down locals making the race one of the most successful fundraisers for the charity in the region.

Last calendar year, the Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter completed 587 missions, including 458 inter-hospital transfers, four neonatal transfers, 121 airlifts from the scene of an accident or incident and four search and rescues, in a service worth over $7.3 million to the region.

Brisbane to keep character

Norway named the world’s happiest country and more Zedlines

A chilly climate isn’t keeping Norway from basking in the glow of being named the world’s happiest country yesterday. (Source: Flickr - Ronel Reyes)

The Scandinavian country has taken out the top spot ahead of Nordic neighbours Denmark and Iceland according to the 2017 UN World Happiness Report

Australia tied with Sweden for ninth position behind perennial rival New Zealand.

Python undergoes radiation

Three-year-old carpet python Lucas is said to be second ever reptile to undergo radiation treatment in Australia after beginning on Friday.

Everton Hills residents in need of public transport and more zedlines

Residents of North Brisbane suburb Everton Hills are calling for better bus services in their area. Image Source: Wikimedia/wikicats

An online petition is underway on the Queensland Parliament website, for those in Henderson, Bunya, Buckland and Bennetts Roads and Chinook Street .

The e-petition calls on the state Government to ensure adequate public transport in the outer-city suburbs as well as inner.

 

Art as emotional and physical therapy

Rockhampton health and wellness professionals are blazing a trail for fine art as remedy.

“Stop Wasting Sperm!” - Texas and more Zedlines...

A texas lawmaker has filed a satirical bill to outlaw male masturbation that mirrors concepts and language used by anti-abortion campaigners.(Source: Wikimedia)

The bill proposes a $100 fine for every unauthorised ‘masturbatory emission', medically-unnecessary rectal exams, and waiting periods before authorising vasectomies or prescribing Viagra.

Jessica Farrar, who filed the bill, says while the bill is satirical, “there is nothing funny about current healthcare restrictions for women and the very real legislation that is proposed every legislative session”.

 

Finally, Wicked Campers are banned

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