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Brisbane Live: Wednesday January 15, 2014

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

Poll: Was the Australian Open crowd right to boo Bernard Tomic after he retired hurt?

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Yes, he should have played on

35%

No, you should never boo an injured sportsperson

41%

No, you should never boo a fellow Australian sportsperson

2%

No, you should never boo any sportsperson

19%

Other (please leave comment below)

3%

Total votes: 867.

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Poll closed 17 Jan, 2014

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AAP: Police have identified a Filipino man who was rescued from the Brisbane River early Monday morning.

The unknown man discovered by police in the Brisbane River on Tuesday.

The unknown man discovered by police in the Brisbane River on Tuesday. Photo: Queensland Police Media

Dan Nancarrow: Thanks for reading Brisbane Live.

Be sure to follow the blog again tomorrow for the results of our poll as well as the latest news and weather.

Ten News: The Premier says he is "appalled" that the opposition leader commented on his bikie laws/cancer metaphor:

Dan Nancarrow: Brisbane hit a high of 30.4 degrees today.

The forecast for Thursday is a top of 30 with a 40 per cent chance of rain.

AAP: On the back of a contentious decision this week to trial flu shots at chemists, Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has flagged further expanding responsibilities, drawing ire from doctors.

The Australian Medical Association doesn't want pharmacists to be responsible for immunisations, arguing it requires special training.

Ten News:

Dan Nancarrow: Police are asking for public help to identify a man rescued from the Brisbane River on Tuesday.

The man, believed to be 30-years-old and a Phillippines national, was assisted out of the water just after 5am on Tuesday.

Police have been unable to ascertain any further information from the man.

They are asking anyone who may recognise him to contact West End Police Station on 3840 9100 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

The unknown man discovered by police in the Brisbane River on Tuesday.

The unknown man discovered by police in the Brisbane River on Tuesday. Photo: Queensland Police Media

Ten News: The opposition has weighed in on the Premier's metaphor of the bikie laws as chemotherapy for a cancer:

Dan Nancarrow: The overwhelming majority of voters on our daylight savings poll believe it should be introduced in Queensland.

Poll: Do you think Queensland should introduce daylight savings?

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Yes

73%

No

23%

I don't care either way

4%

Total votes: 2477.

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Poll closed 15 Jan, 2014

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Kim Stephens: It's a lamb love-in here at the Norman Hotel.

In addition to the lamb-laden menu (looking forward to seeing how they work it into dessert) a Tasmanian lamb producer has just described it as 'the sleeping giant of red meat.'

I've lost count of the number of times Sam has described his lunch as 'outstanding'.

BT reporter Kim Stephens with Sam Kekovich.

BT reporter Kim Stephens with Sam Kekovich. Photo: Kim Stephens

Ten News:

4BC:

Ten News:

The Norman Hotel menu for the lunch with Sam Kekovich.

The Norman Hotel menu for the lunch with Sam Kekovich. Photo: Kim Stephens

Kim Stephens: Sam Kekovich is in town for a lunch at the Norman Hotel.

I'm sitting right beside him. Wish I brought the ear plugs.

Natalie Bochenski: Screen Queensland has appointed a new CEO.

Tracey Vieira used to work for SQ back when it was the Pacific Film and Television Commission, and has spent the past nine years based in Los Angeles with Ausfilm.

She'll return home to take up the SQ post.

It's been a tumultous time for the film production body, with former chief operating officer and Brisbane International Film Festival director Jennie Hughes being let go less than a year into her three-year contract.

Danielle Cronin: Two people in less than 24 hours have been stung by jellyfish in waters off Fraser Island.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter crew helped a 19 year old woman stung while swimming near the Sandy Cape Lighthouse on the island’s northwest coast on Tuesday afternoon.

She was suffering from symptoms of an irukandji sting.

She was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition shortly before 5pm - the second marine sting the RACQ CareFlight Rescue service has responded to in less than 24 hours. 

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Ten News:

Dan Nancarrow: Bernard Tomic retired hurt during his game with Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open on Tuesday night. Was the crowd wrong to boo the Queenslander?

Poll: Was the Australian Open crowd right to boo Bernard Tomic after he retired hurt?

Poll form
  1. Please select an answer.
  2. View results
Yes, he should have played on

35%

No, you should never boo an injured sportsperson

41%

No, you should never boo a fellow Australian sportsperson

2%

No, you should never boo any sportsperson

19%

Other (please leave comment below)

3%

Total votes: 867.

Would you like to vote?

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Poll closed 17 Jan, 2014

Disclaimer:

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

The connect with council pod.

The connect with council pod.

Kim Stephens: A "Connect with Council" pod touted as an Australian first is being trialled at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre to enable shoppers to video conference with council staff.

The pod is a portable room with a computer screen and printer that allows customers to hold a teleconference with call centre workers.

Brisbane City Council finance chairman Julian Simmonds said the pod was installed on December 23 and the trial would last for four months.

"This pod enables residents and business owners to have remote access to Council through highly secure and high definition video and voice communications," he said.

"This is a great opportunity for Council to provide leadership in technology uptake while continuing to provide multiple methods of engagement with our customers."

Danielle Cronin: An 11-year-old boy has come a cropper while sand tobogganing at Rainbow beach, according to RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

He was sliding down dunes on a board at the Carlo Sandblow when he fell about 3m.

The boy was assessed for a possible spinal injury and was in a stable condition when he was airlifted to Nambour General Hospital late Tuesday.

AAP: A Queensland man has been killed in a snowboarding tragedy in Canada.

Sunshine Coast man Dale Steward was killed while snowboarding at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort on January 10.

According to the Revelstoke Times Review, skiers found an injured man on the mountain's Devil's Club run.

Killed: Dale Steward died snowboarding in Canada.

Killed: Dale Steward died snowboarding in Canada. Photo: Facebook

Kim Stephens: Having trouble entertaining the kids these school holidays?

Chinatown Mall has just the thing to help you out tonight, with the latest in the series of Brisbane City Council's free outdoor movie screenings.

4BC:

Dan Nancarrow: While the weather is ridiculously hot in southern Australia today Brisbane is expected to hit a top of 30.

The bureau says there is a 60 per cent chance of rain.

Dan Nancarrow: Good morning and welcome to Brisbane Live.

Stay tuned for the weather forecast for the day, a wrap of the news from overnight as well as all the latest breaking news.

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  • Breaking. The last of the Yandina Five granted bail. Four of five now on bail. @tennewsqld Well that makes a whole lot of sense!

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    Sheldon
    Location
    Redland City
    Date and time
    January 15, 2014, 4:33PM
  • What?? So people that have had chemo want it to last forever? I am glad there is a sunset clause in that despicable, populist Act which goes way to far in terms of offending all our human rights. OK so the analogy might smell of the spin doctors pen, but all this mock outrage is frankly over the top as usual.

    Commenter
    Sheldon
    Location
    Redland City
    Date and time
    January 15, 2014, 4:15PM

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