Day: May 8, 2019

Dance competition unites the community through Bollywood dance

Bollywood Australia Dance Competition (BADC) is coming to the iconic Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts Performance Space over the weekend of 17-19 May 2019. The competition will showcase Brisbane’s Incredible Indian Dance Scene while connecting with the larger dance community. Special Guest Judge and viral YouTube sensation, SonaliBhadauria will be visiting direct from India to judge this competition and run masterclasses at the event. Come enjoy this one of a kind experience! Tickets available from eventbrite at Bollywood is India’s Hollywood, a film industry that differentiates itself through lively musical numbers that extend a film’s typical viewing...

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Climate change takes centre stage in Australia’s election

As political leaders travel across Australia to deliver their election talking points in farms, factories and sports fields, they are criss-crossing a country in the grip of a rolling climate emergency. In the year leading up to the election on 18 May, huge swathes of eastern Australia have endured their worst droughts in a century. There have been apocalyptic scenes along the Murray Darling river system in which up to 1 million fish have died. In Queensland, floods have wiped out half a million cattle and bushfires have burned close to pristine rainforests. In the usually cool southern state...

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Man falls off electric scooter, suffers heart attack in South Bank

A man is fighting for life in hospital on Wednesday after falling off a Lime scooter and suffering a heart attack in South Bank Parklands overnight. Multiple ambulance crews, including specialist critical care paramedics, rushed to the scene about 12.20am after the 50-year-old Woolloongabba man suffered a fall. Police said the man rode the hired electric scooter south across the Victoria Bridge and onto the forecourt at South Bank, where he fell. As the rider fell, he hit his head and went into cardiac arrest, but paramedics revived him at the scene, near the Wheel of Brisbane. Police said...

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IAF’s An-32 overruns runway in Mumbai, no injuries reported

Mumbai: Indian Air Force (IAF) An-32 overran runway 27 while departing from Mumbai Airport. No injuries reported. Airport authorities say, “We confirm, departing Air force Aircraft had runway excursion at 2339 hours at RWY 27.” The An-32 was departing for Yelahanka Air Force near Bengaluru, Karnataka. Runway 27 at Mumbai Airport which it overran isn’t available for operations- news agency ANI reported citing sources. Source:...

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India election 2019: How sugar influences the world’s biggest vote

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a recent election meeting in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, he was compelled to make a promise relating to sugar, a diet staple. Farmers who grow cane in the politically crucial state ruled by Mr Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were angry because sugar mills had not paid their dues in time. They held protests and blocked railway tracks. “I know there are cane dues. I will make sure every penny of yours will be paid,” Mr Modi told the audience. India’s sugar mills are bleeding money and collectively owe billions...

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