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Brisbane Live: Thursday January 9, 2014

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Welcome to Brisbane Live, where you'll find rolling coverage of the news as it happens in Brisbane.

Poll: Do you believe Ashy Bines's Clean Eating Guidelines are unhealthy?

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Yes, I agree with the Dietitians Association of Australia that they are risky

41%

Yes, the diet isn't maintainable

15%

Yes, it's a smart business model, not a smart diet

22%

No, they are just common sense

12%

No, people are just jealous of others' success

5%

Other (please leave a comment below)

5%

Total votes: 231.

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Poll closed 11 Jan, 2014

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Dan Nancarrow: Thanks for reading Brisbane Live.

Be sure to bookmark tomorrow's blog as we take you through to the end of the working week with the latest news and weather updates.

Dan Nancarrow: There's a 70 per cent chance of rain tomorrow, according to the bureau, with a high of 27 expected.

We can expect it to be hotter by the way this week's gone.

Dan Nancarrow: That accident at Moggill Road is reportedly clear.

Dan Nancarrow: Something to be aware of if you're heading south-west on your commute home today:

Ten News:

Jane Eyles-Bennett: This week our Good Renovation Advice columnist tackles the following question:

"I’m trying to choose a new floor covering for my home, but there are so many options. Should I do tiles or timber?"

Timber is usually the best choice when it comes to choosing flooring.

Timber is usually the best choice when it comes to choosing flooring.

Kristian Silva: A pub north of Brisbane has been robbed at gunpoint for the second time in a month.

Police said a man entered the Burpengary Tavern at 8.15pm on Thursday with a gun, threatening five people, before stealing cash.

He got into a waiting vehicle which drove off.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

Police believe the incident is linked to a robbery on January 1.

They said the man who committed the robbery last night was wearing dark clothing, but they were not able to provide a more detailed description.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Cameron Atfield: Southeast Queensland's next major passenger runway is set to be completed in three months 130 kilometres west of Brisbane Airport.

An artist's impression of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.

An artist's impression of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. Photo: Supplied

Phil Lutton: Who are the winners and losers out of the move to send Jamal Idris to Penrith in exchange for Brad Tighe?

It's the kind of more where there aren't many losers.

Penrith bound: Jamal Idris has left the Titans after just two seasons on the Gold Coast.

Penrith bound: Jamal Idris has left the Titans after just two seasons on the Gold Coast. Photo: Getty Images

Dan Nancarrow: Once again the heat in Brisbane has exceeded the forecast maximum, with the city hitting a high of 28.6 at 2.24pm. The bureau was expecting a top of 27. 

There's still a 40 per cent chance we'll see rain this afternoon.

Dan Nancarrow: Poll result:

Earlier this week we asked what you thought of politicians speaking at sporting events after Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey's poor reception at the Brisbane International when mentioning "the Newman government". 

It looks like you'd like pollies to stay away from such events altogether:

Poll: Should politicians stay away from sporting events?

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Yes, they should avoid speaking at sports events.

74%

No, if they've put the money forward for an event, they should be able to claim credit at the event.

21%

I don't care about sport. Give me more politics and less sport!

5%

Total votes: 4167.

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Poll closed 8 Jan, 2014

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Dan Nancarrow: Gold Coast girl Margot Robbie has spoken to US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about hiding the details of her nude scenes in The Wolf of Wall Street from her family in appearance on the late night show.

Robbie also spoke about visiting Dalby, where her family is originally from.

Margot Robbie stars as Leonardo di Caprio's girlfriend in <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>.

Margot Robbie stars as Leonardo di Caprio's girlfriend in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Natalie Bochenski: Here's Craig McLachlan with Richard O'Brien, the creator of The Rocky Horror Show and the original Riff Raff.

The other gentleman is Brendan Irving, who plays the creation Rocky. He's certainly well developed. As an artist, obviously. Phew, is it hot in here?

Craig McLachlan, Richard O'Brien and Brendan Irving.

Craig McLachlan, Richard O'Brien and Brendan Irving. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

Tony Moore: It looks very much like the three older brick buildings in Margaret Street, opposite the Jewish Synagogue, will be demolished.

Cr Adrian Schrinner - the city's deputy mayor - who is standing in for Lord mayor Graham Quirk who is still on holidays - has written back to the residents group who want to try to keep some part of the buildings.

"As this application is still under assessment, it would not be appropriate for me to make any further comment on what the outcome of the assessment might be." 

Cr Schrinner has forwarded the comments of the group to Council's planning team, he said.

"It is important to note that that this site has two existing approved applications on it, including a 23-storey building, which was approved in 1992. "Both approvals include demolition."

Marked for demolition: Hotpoint House, O'Reilly's Bonded Stores and the Free Stores Building, on Margaret St. Click for more photos

Historic Brisbane streetscape near proposed demolition site

Marked for demolition: Hotpoint House, O'Reilly's Bonded Stores and the Free Stores Building, on Margaret St. Photo: Tony Moore

  • Marked for demolition: Hotpoint House, O'Reilly's Bonded Stores and the Free Stores Building, on Margaret St.
  • Marked for demolition: O'Reilly's Bonded Stores at 93 Margaret Street.
  • Marked for demolition: Hotpoint House, O'Reilly's Bonded Stores and the Free Stores Building, on Margaret St.
  • Marked for demolition: O'Reilly's Bonded Stores at 93 Margaret Street.
  • Marked for demolition: Hotpoint House at 111 Margaret Street.
  • TheBrisbane Synagogue across the road from the proposed development.
  • The neighbourhood surrounding the proposed dog park development.
  • Buildings surrounding proposed demolition site in Brisbane City.
  • Buildings in the vicinity of proposed demolition site in Brisbane City.

Natalie Bochenski: He's just a sweet transvestite, from transsexual Transylvania....

21 years after first applying the red lippie to play mad scientists Frank N. Further, Craig McLachlan is back in the corset for the latest production of The Rocky Horror Show.

It's a long way from his current TV role as mystery-solving Dr Blake!

Craig McLachlan as Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show.

Craig McLachlan as Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

Tim Gibson with retired NASA astronaut Buzz Aldren.

Tim Gibson with retired NASA astronaut Buzz Aldren. Photo: Supplied

Kim Stephens: Queensland man Tim Gibson will be the first Australian citizen to venture into space, after he won a worldwide competition run by deoderant manufacturer Lynx.

The 28-year-old former Brisbane resident was one of four Australian residents shortlisted for the outer space adventure.

The four travelled to Florida's Kennedy Space Centre for five days of intensive training, before retired NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin announced Mr Gibson as the winner.

He and representatives from 22 other nations will take their once-in-a-lifetime space flight early next year.

Amy Remeikis: Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has responded to an editorial published across APN websites questioning the government's anti-gang legislation.

In his response, Mr Bleijie said the government will allow no exceptions to its gathering reforms and will continue to push ahead in its crackdown.

"Sadly, criminal gang members allegedly still think they are above the law and they will be arrested if they continue to break it, on ANZAC Day or any other day," Mr Bleijie said.

"Misinformation that our legislation will capture innocent people is unfounded. They target only criminal gang members and associates who are also involved in their criminal ways."

 

Ten News:

Natalie Bochenski: It's just a jump to the left...

I'm at the media call for The Rocky Horror Show, which opens tomorrow night at the Lyric Theatre QPAC.

The cast is running through the moves of "Time Warp", one of the most famous musical tunes ever.

That's model and new musical recruit Erica Heynatz with the red hair as Magenta.

The Rocky Horror cast show off their Timewarp moves.

The Rocky Horror cast show off their Timewarp moves. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

Dan Nancarrow: One of the most talked about stories on the site this week has been the Dietitians Association of Australia's comments on Ashy Bines' Clean Eating Guidelines. What do you think of her diet?

Poll: Do you believe Ashy Bines's Clean Eating Guidelines are unhealthy?

Poll form
  1. Please select an answer.
  2. View results
Yes, I agree with the Dietitians Association of Australia that they are risky

41%

Yes, the diet isn't maintainable

15%

Yes, it's a smart business model, not a smart diet

22%

No, they are just common sense

12%

No, people are just jealous of others' success

5%

Other (please leave a comment below)

5%

Total votes: 231.

Would you like to vote?

You will need Cookies enabled to use our Voting Feature.

Poll closed 11 Jan, 2014

Disclaimer:

These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinion only of visitors who have chosen to participate.

Dan Nancarrow: Police segways? Good idea?

Speaking of police vehicles, officers at Noosa will be more mobile thanks to the generosity of a local businessman.

Noosa Heads Police Beat officers patrolling the holiday spot will now be able to do so on an all-terrain vehicle donated by the businessman, who will be revealed when the ATV is handed over this afternoon.

Nine News: An image of the four-year-old boy who drowned on the Sunshine Coast:

Marissa Calligeros: Friends and family have packed a Sunshine Coast church for a memorial service for Noelene Bischoff and her daughter Yvana who died mysteriously in Bali on Saturday.

The Caloundra CityLife Baptist Church sits in the grounds of the high school Yvana attended.

Photos of the 14-year-old in her school uniform, smiling with friends, adorn the entrance to the church.

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, who knows the Bischoff family personally, is among the mourners.

Photos of Yvana Bischoff greet mourners at a Caloundra service for her and her mother Noelene, who died in Bali.

Photos of Yvana Bischoff greet mourners at a Caloundra service for her and her mother Noelene, who died in Bali. Photo: Marissa Calligeros

The march of the Segway continues across Queensland.

The two-wheeled recreational devices were cleared for use in Brisbane last year, and next they will be buzzing around on the Sunshine Coast.

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart will be among those announcing the move at Noosa this morning. He may have a particular interest given the government has been mulling putting police out on the beat riding Segways.

Natalie Bochenski: Today's Superstar announcement has become a jam session.

Bernard Fanning and Minister Ian Walker watch on as Toowoong musicians Alinta mcGrady and Benjamin Maza sing a duet they wrote together.

Bernard Fanning and Minister Ian Walker watch on as Toowoong musicians Alinta mcGrady and Benjamin Maza sing a duet they wrote together. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

Marissa Calligeros: A four-year-old boy has drowned in a lake on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The boy was reported missing from his Wurtulla home at 7.30pm on Wednesday.

 

Natalie Bochenski: Arts Minister Ian Walker has announced the government's latest Superstar funding project.

Brisbane rocker Bernard Fanning will work with 12 young indigenous musicians for a week long intensive designed to get them recording a demo.

There will also be a free concert as part of the Clancestry festival in February.

Arts Minister Ian Walker announcing project with Bernard Fanning.

Arts Minister Ian Walker announcing project with Bernard Fanning. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

Kristian Silva: Let the countdown begin for one of Asian soccer's biggest international tournaments.

It might not have the buzz of the FIFA World Cup, but the AFC Asian Cup's first Brisbane fixture is officially one year and one day away.

Suncorp Stadium will host six games and a qualifying final during the 16-team tournament, and the Socceroos will play at least once in Brisbane during the 32-game event.

“45,000 international visitors are expected to flock here to be a part of the event,” Queensland Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey said.

The pressure will be on the Socceroos to win the AFC Asian Cup at home in 2015.

The pressure will be on the Socceroos to win the AFC Asian Cup at home in 2015. Photo: Justin McManus

Dan Nancarrow: What happened overnight:

- Details have emerged of an incident in Sydney where Matt Prior and Stuart Broad saved a English tourist from jumping off the Pyrmont Bridge.

- A jury has ruled police acted lawfully when they shot dead an unarmed 29-year-old, whose killing led to the London riots of August 2011. 

- NASA says the International Space Station will operate until 2024.

- And... former NBA star Dennis Rodman has sung "Happy Birthday" to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during his tour of the country with fellow former basketball stars.

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Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un before playing an exhibition basketball game with his ex-NBA squad.

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Dan Nancarrow: Good morning and welcome to Brisbane Live.

Stay tuned for the latest news and weather as well as a wrap of the news that happened overnight.

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  • The police were actively using a segway on Noosa main beach over christmas/new years. The officer was taking his time stopping for photos and questions... It didn't seem the fastest mode of transport though. I'm guessing the ATV would be much quicker if they needed to be somewhere quickly.

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    Porridge
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    January 09, 2014, 12:54PM
    • I notice they are wearing caps under the helmet - not the safest idea as the button in the centre of the cap will dig into the head in the event of a crash.

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      January 09, 2014, 4:19PM

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