Within five days the Mary River in Gympie climbed from zero to 22.96 metres, making it the city's worst flood since 1893. When it peaked just before 4am on Sunday leaving travellers cut off, Gympie shop owner Major Singh was there to help those in need. His Monkland service station became a...
Gympie shop owner Major Singh hands out $10,000 in supplies to drivers stranded by floods
The Sikh shopkeeper moved from India five years ago, and said as soon as he realised the drivers were stranded, he went about reassuring them.
Another praised how Mr Singh and the team "busted their asses" to feed those who needed it. "What legends, that's the Aussie spirit." The shopkeeper said it was no problem. "I just love it, doing this type of thing," he said. "It's in our community, we do always like this type of work."
Meanwhile, back at the cricket, the greatest bowler of all time Shane Warne, has died aged just 52
Warney....you will never be forgotten, old mate.
Any 'foreigners' reading of this will no doubt be amazed by the outpouring of grief. The sort of sympathy etc normally reserved for national heroes, members of royal families, etc
Warney was just that. He was Australia's cricketing hero. With Shane bowling leg breaks, we handed out some of the most well deserved thrashings of the English cricket team (the poms) They had no answer. Nor did the Indians or the South africans or the Pakistanis, or West Indians.
Shane Warne befuddled the lot of them with his undisguised genius.
The ball of the century.
Shane Warnes first ball on english soil
Bowled to Mike Gatting...England's opening batsman
(slow the replay down and you may appreciate just how far the ball 'moved" from right to left to leave the batsman absolutely out of his depth)
Gatting had no clue. He was beaten by the 'upstart' from Australia. He wasn't the only one to be beaten
In front of the television at Danglemah, Mum would sit in her black chair and say to us, “Shoosh! Shane is bowling!”
She had her views on many cricketers but for all his sins she adored Shane. Mum was not alone.
He was loved by so many Australians, and admired as a once-in-a-lifetime superstar by Indians, Pakistanis, West Indians, South Africans, and the English.
A genius from a short run up.
Today, I woke up and gulped. He has gone. I hope he is with our Lord.
I keep thinking of Mum in her old dressing gown watching sections of the Test. Then came that magic moment. “Shoosh! Shane is bowling!”
We have frost heaves where I live. The frost gets into the ground and when it thaws it can move up to a couple of feet. Sometimes, it'll partially thaw in the winter and then you're stuck with the giant car-eating hump for the rest of the season.
However, it's far too cold to take a bath in them.
The mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus has been discovered at a second Queensland piggery, with an expert warning the potentially deadly disease is most likely "here to stay". The virus was diagnosed in 18 Australians this month and has been found in 28 piggeries across four states ...
While many people in south-east Queensland have been through flooding before, in 2011 or even in 1974, others will be navigating uncharted waters. Here's what you need to know before you start cleaning up.
It's still auto-playing - but it's at least muted for some reason. I did not opt to mute it.
When I browse Reddit, I keep everything muted by default. Reddit is like 10x better that way - and I'd say that less than 1:50 times do I feel an urge to enable audio. Nope... That crap needs to be on mute.