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Brisbane Live at Work: Friday January 18, 2013

Nuwan Kulasekara of Sri Lanka celebrates taking the wicket of Phillip Hughes. <a ...
Nuwan Kulasekara of Sri Lanka celebrates taking the wicket of Phillip Hughes. Follow all the action from the Gabba one day international here Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Amy Remeikis

Remember to slip, slop, slap and all the other things they have added to the sun safety mantra - tomorrow is going to be about five degrees above average with little to no cloud cover.

Brisbane will hit 34 degrees pretty early tomorrow, but unlike down south, there won't be the winds that help whip up bush fires.

But that means there also won't be any relief from rain over the weekend - expect Sunday to be slightly cooler, but if you are looking for a cool down, stick to the pool or head to the beach.  Better yet, find some air-conditioning and set up camp.

And that's it for Brisbane Live At Work today. We'll be back on Monday. In the meantime, have a great weekend!

simon o'brien

Be careful if you're driving in Tamborine, south of Brisbane, this evening.
A large bushfire, which has already moved through 800 acres, is burning in old pine forest on Plunkett Road.
Nine fire crews are at the scene and no properties are at risk, but authorities warn the smoke may pose a danger to motorists, as well as nearby residents who have a respiratory condition.

At the Gabba and feeling a bit short-changed by the action on the field?

Well the Brisbane Bandits may be coming to your rescue, in one of the best bits of impromptu sports marketing I can remember.

Dan nancarrow

Here's an update on the public transport situation:

Trains and ferries are running on time, there are some minor delays on the 3, 369, 375, 377 ,385, 590, 598, 599 and P374 bus routes.

Natalie Bochenski

I'm heading off to the ABC studios at South Bank to chat on the 612 Drive program with Kelly Higgins-Devine.

We'll talk about events and activities happening this weekend, including The Illusionists at QPAC, from 4:45pm.

Tune in on your app or streaming service (or good old fashioned radio!)

What's your Friday afternoon work jam? The song you and your workmates play to prime yourselves for that last push through to the weekend?

At brisbanetimes.com.au it's unquestionably this:

Hope you're not trying to finish work early to get out to the Gabba to see the Aussies bat. They're all out for 74. 

That's Australia's worst effort against the Sri Lankas in the 50 overs game. But it could have been even worse, they were 9/40 and were facing the prospect of setting their lowest ever one day total. For the record, that's 72.

Dan nancarrow

Looks like Jamie Lyon isn't coming to the Gold Coast Titans after all.

The Manly Sea Eagles have released a statement saying Lyon won't be seeking an early release from his contract with the Sydney club, which ends at the conclusion of the forthcoming season.

Brisbane Live

Here's the most popular comments and posts of the week on our Facebook account:

Most liked page post: Pool protest planned after breastfeeding mum told to 'cover up' (54 likes)

Most commented page post: Do you agree that Mr Lamings's comments were "disgraceful and callous? (81 comments) 

Most liked reader comment:  Susan Brady on Here's what's making news on brisbanetimes.com.au this morning (Wednesday): (22 likes)
‘‘Just wondering why religious groups need to discriminate against anybody. I thought Jesus taught us to love everyone?’’ 

Keep commenting and check back next week to see if your contribution made the cut.

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Bridie Jabour

The Tangalooma Ferry has been given a true seal of approval! An injured seal - who may have been bitten by a shark - hitched a ride on the Tangalooma ferry this afternoon. The ferry was halfway across Moreton Bay when the seal jumped on and National Parks have been called in to help it. The seal was bleeding a bit from its back, possibly from a shark bite, but was otherwise fine.

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Photo: Channel 9 News
Scott Beveridge

I'm just back from the Gabba, chatting to fans about the future of one day cricket and they are unanimous, the 50 over one day game must stay!

One dayers alive and kicking

Cricket fans at the Gabba back the future of one day cricket, saying it is "what Australia is all about" but warn against the dangers of rotating the best players out of the team.

Phil Lutton.

Australia are in all sorts of trouble at the Gabba. They're currently 7/35 after 15 overs. 

Here's what our sports editor Phil Lutton said about the unfolding mess just prior to Malinga bowling Mitchell Johnson:

"Australia's lowest score against Sri Lanka is 158, which came last year. Safe to say they won't be getting to those lofty heights today unless Mitch TEES OFF."

Dan nancarrow

Twitter follower BundyNelle has added a tip for those headed to the Lifelife Bookfest:

Marissa Calligeros
Missing man David Bright.
Missing man David Bright. Photo: Supplied

Police have renewed their appeal for information to help find missing Brisbane man David Bright. Mr Bright, from Annerley, has not contacted his family since Wednesday.

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Dan nancarrow

The Aussies are already two wickets down against Sri Lanka in their one dayer at the Gabba.

The crowd is filling up:

The crowd starts entering the Gabba for today's day-nighter against Sri Lanka.
The crowd starts entering the Gabba for today's day-nighter against Sri Lanka. Photo: Scott Beveridge
Danielle Cronin

MasterChef judge Matt Preston proves he appreciates fine food, cravats and, dare we say it, dad jokes.

Police have released these images of a man they want to speak to in relation to a series of robberies on the southside.

The robberies, committed since August 2012, have all involved a man armed with a gun and occurred at
Upper Mount Gravatt, Tarragindi, Wishart, Salisbury and Mansfield.

In the most recent incident, police say, a food store at Wishart was robbed last Friday.

He was described as Caucasian in appearance, about 183 centimetres tall, with a solid build and olive complexion. Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police want to speak to this man in relation to a series of armed robberies on the southside.
Police want to speak to this man in relation to a series of armed robberies on the southside. 
Natalie Bochenski

Looking for ways to spend your weekend productively, creatively and enthusiastically?

Check out our comprehensive guide to events and activities happening around the River City today, tomorrow and Sunday. 

For starters, pop into the Bleeding Heart Gallery in Ann Street from 5:30pm for the opening of the Bundaberg Bohemians, Not Bogans art exhibition.

Samantha McKenna is one of the artists displayed work as part of the Bundaberg Bohemians, Not Bogans exhibition at the ...
Samantha McKenna is one of the artists displayed work as part of the Bundaberg Bohemians, Not Bogans exhibition at the Bleeding Heart gallery. Photo: Supplied
Dan nancarrow

Congratulations to the folks at Park's Kitchen on Adelaide Street. Went across the road for a curry today and was greeted with the following sign:

 

Park's Kitchen is closed today... for a very good reason!
Park's Kitchen is closed today... for a very good reason! Photo: Dan Nancarrow
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