Nick Tsagaris, the owner of McDonals outlet in Treendale on November 4th decided to donate $1.00 from each pizza and cup of coffee to help the poor on the restaurant’s opening day.
Nick Tsagaris-Roadside Drug Tests For Cannabis Return False Results, Research Finds. A study of roadside drug testing devices widely used by police in Australia has called into question their reliability for detecting cannabis.
“What we found was that these test results often came back positive when they should have been negative, or conversely that they came back negative when they should have actually been positive,” said Thomas Arkell, a PhD student at the University of Sydney. The study, published in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis, tested the two devices most commonly used by police — the Securetec DrugWipe, and the Draeger DrugTest 5000.
It found the devices frequently failed to detect high concentrations of THC — the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis — with false negative rates of 9 per cent and 16 per cent respectively. They also recorded positive results when saliva THC concentrations were very low or negligible, with false positive rates of 5 per cent and 10 per cent. But the testing regime has hit roadblocks in the Australian courts. By: abc.net.au. Nice Tsagris-ASC Report Reveals Risks of Moving Collins Class Submarine Maintenance Work. Relocating submarine maintenance from South Australia to Western Australia would likely cost more, see half the South Australian workforce lose their jobs and reduce the safety and performance of the submarines, a new report has revealed.
About 700 submarine maintenance jobs in Adelaide are in limbo with federal Defence Minister Linda Reynolds yet to make a decision on whether full-cycle docking maintenance work will relocate to Western Australia. An interim report commissioned by shipbuilder ASC, which has shipbuilding yards in South Australia and Western Australia and is responsible for the maintenance of the Collins Class submarines, has found it is safer for the Collins Class submarine maintenance work to stay in Adelaide.
Obtained under Freedom of Information by Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick, the report also revealed if maintenance work was transferred to WA in 2022, almost half the South Australian ASC workforce would be made redundant. Nick Tsagaris-Australia backs David Warner to Find Ashes Batting Form Against England in Final Test. Australia coach Justin Langer remains confident David Warner can end his form slump with the bat in the final Ashes Test at The Oval, beginning on Thursday.
Warner, playing his first Test series since returning from his suspension following the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa, has endured a run of outs in the Ashes, which Australia retained courtesy of its win at Old Trafford. The former Australia vice-captain has been dismissed six times by England veteran Stuart Broad this series, including three ducks in his past three knocks, while tallying 79 runs at the embarrassing average of 9.87. But Langer backed Warner to return to his best form, as Australia looked to complete its first series win in England since 2001. Nick Tsagaris-Taliban Responds to Trump Halting Afghan Talks Saying 'Losses to Lives Will Increase' The Taliban has issued a statement saying more Americans will die, after US President Donald Trump unexpectedly cancelled planned secret talks at the presidential compound at Camp David.
Mr Trump said he broke off the talks with the Taliban’s “major leaders” over the weekend after the Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack in Kabul last week that killed an American soldier and 11 others. The talks had been aimed at ending nearly 20 years of war in Afghanistan. Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, criticised Mr Trump for calling off the dialogue and said US forces had been pounding Afghanistan with attacks at the same time. “This will lead to more losses to the US,” he said in a statement. “Its credibility will be affected, its anti-peace stance will be exposed to the world, losses to lives and assets will increase.” Afghan peace talks are dead for the time being, Pompeo says. Nick Tsagaris-Science Has Found a Way to Regrow Tooth Enamel. Tooth enamel is one of the hardest tissues in the human body.
It acts as a protective layer for our teeth, and gives our smile that pearly white shimmer. But when enamel erodes, it can’t regrow itself. In a significant scientific breakthrough, researchers recently discovered a way to regrow human tooth enamel. Nick Tsagaris-England's Ashes Struggles Continue Against Sorcerer's Apprentice Marnus Labuschagne at Old Trafford. If you’re England, it must feel distinctly unfair.
Here’s this guy who just keeps making runs against you. He walks out early in a day and never walks back without at least fifties, often hundreds, sometimes double hundreds. You can’t get him out. You try patience, you try funk, you try desperation, you try mimicking birdcalls from nearby reeds. Nothing works. Nick Tsagaris-Australian Federal Police Raid Canberra Home Where Intelligence Officer Lived.
Australian Federal Police have raided a Canberra house which has been the home of an Australian intelligence officer.
Plain-clothes officers arrived at the house in the Canberra suburb of Griffith in the early hours of this morning. Australian Signals Directorate officer Cameron Gill was living in the property as recently as March of this year. Police officers carrying black rubbish bags and cases left the house around 3:00pm after completing their search. Mr Gill is married to Australia’s ambassador to Iraq Joanne Loundes, and had worked as a policy adviser in a number of ministerial offices over the last few years. It’s not known whether this raid is linked in any way to previous raids conducted by the AFP, including on News Corp’s Annika Smethurst and on the ABC.
Witnesses heard loud bangs coming from inside the house during the search. Nick Tsagaris-Australia Makes Fourth Ashes Test Changes, Dropping Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson. Australia’s selectors have lost patience with Usman Khawaja, dropping the batsman ahead of the fourth Ashes Test against England, starting in Manchester on Wednesday.
The tourist have made two changes ahead of the Old Trafford match, with James Pattinson also left out of Australia’s 12-man squad. Khawaja has a series average of 20.33, with his top score of 40 coming in the second innings of the first Test, at Edgbaston. Steve Smith has come into the squad to replace Khawaja after he missed the third Test at Leeds due to concussion. Marnus Labuschagne is expected to take Khawaja’s number three position in the batting order with Smith to slot back into his customary number four spot. The Australian selectors have also made changes to the bowling line-up.
Nick Tsagaris-Rugby World Cup: They're Not all Called 'Haka' — the Differences Between Pacific War Dances. When actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson performed a war dance in the movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, he was paying homage to his Samoan roots.
So when people incorrectly referred to the dance as “haka”, made famous by the New Zealand All Blacks, the highest-paid actor on Forbes’ 2019 list was quick to set the record straight. Nick Tsagaris-How does Australia Come Back From This Headingley Disaster to Retain the Ashes? Where does Australia go from here?
After a baffling, at times incomprehensible Test match that seesawed from one side to another with the freneticism of the tail on a particularly excitable labrador, Australia will likely spend the next few days wondering how they managed to lose that Test. It was an extraordinary Test match no doubt, but Australia still lost the unlosable. Only twice before had England come back from scoring so few runs in the first innings of an Ashes Test to win. On each occasion, Queen Victoria was still on the throne. How will Australia come back from such a crushing and gut-wrenching defeat? Australia has to stick together. Nick Tsagaris-The Nightingale Roots Horror in Tasmania's Colonial History with a Tale of Revenge.
Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent first made a name for herself with the lean, lo-fi horror film The Babadook. Five years on from the international success of her debut feature (and its surprising transformation into a meme), Kent has returned with an ambitious and harrowing period thriller, intent on exposing the horror of Tasmania’s — and by extension, the nation’s — early colonial history. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at last year’s Venice Film Festival, as well as The Age Critics Award for best Australian feature at the recent Melbourne International Film Festival, The Nightingale is the story of Clare (Italian-Irish actress Aisling Franciosi, of television’s The Fall), a stoic young Irish convict determined to avenge the murder of her family. Like The Babadook, The Nightingale is at its core about a woman’s trauma — but where the widowed Amelia attempted to repress the pain of loss, Clare embraces it, finding in it a potent — and reckless — driving force.
Views: 7. Nick Tsagaris-How Hillsong and Other Pentecostal Megachurches are Redefining Religion in Australia. Nick Tsagaris-England's Dressing Room in Headingley Ashes win 'absolutely mental', says Jimmy Anderson. Joe Root was standing up and sitting down after every ball, Joe Denly was pacing the bathroom and Stuart Broad was almost in tears. Jimmy Anderson, who remains upbeat he will be cleared to return in next week’s fourth Ashes Test, has given a frank insight into the superstition, euphoria and shock that enveloped England’s dressing room on Sunday as the match concluded in a stunning win for the home side. Anderson was at Headingley for Ben Stokes’ heroics as he continues to recover from a calf injury, although he watched the all-rounder’s stunning final-wicket stand with Jack Leach on a TV screen.
The heaving crowd’s roar spoiled most big moments before they were televised, seconds later. “Because it’s quite a small viewing area, the superstition goes into overdrive,” Anderson said on his Tailenders podcast. “So you have Joe Denly pacing the urinals … Root got into a routine of standing up every ball then having to sit back down, just in time for the ball to be bowled. By: abc.net.au.
Nick Tsagaris-G7 Leaders Unite Over Efforts to Extinguish Brazil's Burning Amazon, Where Over 41,000 Fires Rage. World leaders say they are preparing to help Brazil battle wildfires burning across the Amazon region. Speaking at the G7 summit in Biarritz, French President Emmanuel Macron said summit leaders were nearing an agreement on how to support Brazil. He said the agreement would involve both technical and financial mechanisms “so that we can help them in the most effective way possible.”
Mr Macron’s comments came as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was mobilising tens of thousands of soldiers to help fight fires which have caused global alarm. Only a few hundred troops had been sent so far. Brazil’s satellite monitoring agency has recorded more than 41,000 fires in the Amazon region so far this year, with more than half of those coming this month alone. The same monitoring agency has reported a sharp increase in deforestation this year as well. Experts say most of the fires are set by farmers or ranchers clearing existing farmland.
Farmers reportedly organised a ‘day of fire’ Views: 8. Nick Tsagaris-Brazil Says it Lacks Resources to Fight Amazon Wildfires as Dispute Rages Over Who is to Blame. The Brazilian Government lacks the resources to fight a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, President Jair Bolsonaro said, weeks after telling donors he did not need their money. The growing threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute about who is to blame during the tenure of a leader who described Brazil’s rainforest protections as an obstacle to economic development. “The Amazon is bigger than Europe, how will you fight criminal fires in such an area?” Mr Bolsonaro asked reporters as he left the presidential residence. “We do not have the resources for that.” Fires in the Amazon have surged 83 per cent so far this year compared with the same period a year earlier, government figures show, destroying vast swathes of a forest considered a vital bulwark against climate change.
Nick Tsagaris-Australia to Ban Local Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade Amid Concerns it Legitimises Illegal Poaching. Australia will ban the domestic trade of ivory and rhino horn, with state and territory environment ministers to discuss how to enforce the outlaw the market later this year. In September last year, Parliament’s law enforcement committee recommended the ban with exemptions for some antiques and pianos with ivory keys made before the 1970s.
Advocates for outlawing the trade have suggested Australia’s acceptance of domestic ivory and rhino horn sales has fuelled the poaching of endangered elephant and rhinoceros species overseas, concerned local buyers view products sold in Australia as legitimate. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said it was difficult to assess just how much the illegal trade of ivory and rhino horn was worth each year, but the broader illegal wildlife market was worth up to $US23 billion a year. Nick Tsagaris-Steve Smith Tried His Best to be Fit for Headingley, But the Rules Meant it Was Never Likely. There is no doubt that everyone — with the possible exception of England’s team — wanted to see Steve Smith playing every game of this Northern Hemisphere Ashes series. But the caveat to this statement had to be “as long as he is fit”. Australia’s most damaging batsman — who has contributed nearly a third of the team’s total runs so far this Ashes series — was diagnosed with delayed-onset concussion on Sunday in England, a day after being felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer that hit him in the neck.
Nick Tsagaris-Scott Morrison Says Australia and the World Will Need to Get used to US-China Trade War. Australia and the rest of the world will need to get used to the trade war between the United States and China, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said. The two superpowers continue to engage in their tit-for-tat tariff fight, with US President Donald Trump announcing earlier this month a new range of taxes on $US300 billion ($443 billion) in Chinese imports such as mobile phones. Mr Morrison’s pessimistic warning on the ongoing trade tensions comes ahead of his visit to the G7 Summit in the French coastal town of Biarritz this weekend. Nick Tsagaris-The 'Gabbatoir' is Back in Business as Brisbane Lions Prep for a Big Finals Run. The roar was deafening, the excitement overwhelming and the fists of fans on the commentary box window were firm and full of passion at the Gabba. Three goals down into time-on of the last quarter, the Brisbane Lions hit the “break glass in case of emergency” button and the resultant fightback saw the glass almost broken in our broadcast position as well.
Nick Tsagaris-Australia Accused of Putting Coal before Pacific 'Family' as Region Calls for Climate Change Action. Nick Tsagaris-Soccer Star Mindy Barbieri's Injury Highlights Financial Hardship Faced by Female Players. With an average wage in the W-League of just over $16,000 a season, it’s understandable why Mindy Barbieri didn’t take up the necessary insurance to cover her at a Young Matildas camp last month.
The 19-year-old, fresh from winning last season’s Premiers’ Plate with Melbourne Victory, moved to Sydney and made numerous sacrifices in a bid to press her case for the Australian national program. Nick Tsagaris-Jarryd Roughead, Hawthorn Veteran, to Get AFL Farewell Match Against Gold Coast Suns. Hawthorn fans will get the chance to say goodbye to Jarryd Roughead on Sunday, with the Hawks hero handed the opportunity to play an emotional farewell match on Sunday. While also officially announcing Roughead’s intent to retire at the end of the season, the Hawks have confirmed the veteran forward will return to the team to play Gold Coast at Docklands.
With Hawthorn still in finals contention, but needing to win both its last two games, some had doubted whether coach Alastair Clarkson would succumb to the crowd’s calls for a Roughy farewell. But Roughead will indeed get the chance to play his 283rd AFL game, and will hope to add to his tally of 572 goals. Nick Tsagaris-Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Chris Wylie Says Data Still Not Safe From Tech Giants Like Facebook.
The former Cambridge Analytica employee who exposed the company’s misuse of data from the Facebook accounts of 87 million peopleearly last year has warned the incident is the tip of the iceberg. “Although the most amount of attention went to what happened in the United States and in Brexit, Cambridge Analytica and its predecessor, SCL Group, worked in countries around the world, particularly in the developing world, to manipulate elections for their clients. Nick Tsagaris-Move Over Monkey Bars, 'Bush Play' is The New Way For Apartment Kids. As Australia’s trend towards apartment living moves children further away from green spaces, schools are reconsidering the plastic playground to encourage an interaction with nature.
Daceyville Public School has transformed a corner of its grounds into a natural playground, full of sticks, rocks, and torn-off shrubs. Nick Tsagaris-Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize Winning Author of Beloved and Song of Solomon, Dies at 88. One of the most influential figures of American literature, Toni Morrison, has died aged 88. Morrison, a Nobel laureate, was a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature, and her imaginative power in Beloved, Song of Solomon and nine other novels transformed American writing. “Toni Morrison passed away peacefully last night surrounded by family and friends,” her family said in a statement through publisher Alfred A. Knopf. Nick Tsagaris-This is Why you Grunt When You Bend Over. You never think it’s going to happen to you. Then suddenly you’re middle-aged and you find yourself grunting when you pick up something from the floor or groaning when you get out of the chair. Nick Tsagaris-Steve Smith's Stunning Ashes Century at Edgbaston Cements his Status Among Cricket's Greatest Names.
Nick Tsagaris-North Korean Missiles 'Will Not Affect Negotiations' with Pyongyang, Trump Said. Nick Tsagaris-Fast and Furious Spin-Off Hobbs and Shaw is Both Improbable and Improbably Boring. Nick Tsagaris-Wall Street Slips as Donald Trump's Warnings Dampen Hope for US-China Trade Deal. Nick Tsagaris-Ashes Series to Include Concussion Substitutes For First Time, But Concerns Remain Over 'Loopholes' Nick Tsagaris-Italian Police Investigate Leaked Photo of Blindfolded US Murder Suspect. Nick Tsagaris-Brisbane Model Madeline Stuart Returns to Where Her International Career Began.
Nick Tsagaris-Chinese Police Still Questioning Wife of Australian Uyghur man, Despite Promising to Help. Nick Tsagaris-Australian Citizen Van Kham Chau Detained in Vietnam For Six Months Without a Lawyer. Nick Tsagaris-Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Beaten by Masked Attackers During Latest Civil Unrest. Nick Tsagaris-Manchester United Not Enough for Perth Stadium to Help the City Become a Major Sport Destination. Nick Tsagaris-Bada Bing Cafe Restaurant Owner to Fight Marijuana Brownie Charges in Court. Nick Tsagaris- Print Email Facebook Twitter More Phoebe Waller-Bridge the Driving Force Behind Emmy-Nominated Fleabag and Killing Eve. Nick Tsagaris-New Zealand Cricket Coach Gary Stead Says he Expects World Cup Ties Rules Review After Controversy.
Nick Tsagaris-St Kilda Head Coach Alan Richardson Steps Down 'Effective Immediately' After Six Years at the Club. Nick Tsagaris-Donald Trump Tells US Congresswomen to Go Back to Where They Came From. Nick Tsagaris-The Alt-Right Has Been Under the Media Spotlight — But Should We be Concerned About the 'Alt-Left'? Nick Tsagaris-The Alt-Right Has Been Under the Media Spotlight — But Should We be Concerned About the 'Alt-Left'?
Nick Tsagaris-Heiress Iris Annabel Goldsmith Dies in Quad Bike Crash at 15. Nick Tsagaris-US President Donald Trump Abandons Bid to Include Citizenship Question on Census. Nick Tsagaris-US President Donald Trump Abandons Bid to Include Citizenship Question on Census. Nick Tsagaris-Dog Attacks Like Mill Park Can be Prevented by Understanding Canine Personalities. Nick Tsagaris-Wife of Australian Writer Yang Hengjun Held in China Interrogated and Banned From Flying Home. Nick Tsagaris-Donald Trump Hoped for a Parade to Rival Bastille Day, Instead He Got Small Crowds and Soggy Tanks. Nick Tsagaris-Baby Bird Photographed Holding Cigarette Butt in Its Beak. Nick Tsagaris-Toronto shooting at Raptors Victory Parade Leaves Four Injured, Triggers Stampede. Nick Tsagaris-Trump Says 'Nothing Wrong' With Accepting Dirt on 2020 Rivals From Foreign Governments.
Nick Tsagaris-Cricket World Cup Washouts Raise Stakes as ICC Defend Decision Not to Include Reserve Days. Nick Tsagaris-Australia's World Cup Narrative Changes as Indian Win Exposes Holes in the Tourists' Challenge. Nick Tsagaris-Golden Bowerbirds' Building Prowess Helps Scientists Monitor Climate Change, and Alarm Bells are Ringing. Nick Tsagaris-Ruben Scott's Mother Shares Her Grief After Queensland Toddler's drowning. Nick Tsagaris-Christopher Pyne and Jay Weatherill Become Professors at University of South Australia. Nick Tsagaris-Lincoln Lewis catfish Lydia Abdelmalek Granted Bail After Being Sentenced to Jail. Nick Tsagaris-Donald Trump, Theresa May Talk Free Trade Deals and Whether the NHS is 'on the Table' as Protesters Gather.
Nick Tsagaris-RBA Cuts Interest Rates to a Fresh Record Low. Nick Tsagaris-Booing David Warner and Steve Smith at the Cricket World Cup is England Fans Acknowledging their Threat. Nick Tsagaris-England Wins World Cup Opener Against South Africa as Tournament Finally Gets Underway. Nick Tsagaris-Donald Trump Says US Will Impose 5 Per Cent Tariff on all Mexican Imports From June 10. Nick Tsagaris-I was on Mount Everest the Day the Viral Photo Was Taken, but I Had Very Different Experience. Nick Tsagaris-How Australia's Off-Field Leaders are the Spiritual Force Behind this Year's World Cup Campaign.
Nick Tsagaris-As Ambassador to The US, Arthur Sinodinos Must Navigate the Donald Trump Challenge. Nick Tsagaris-Donald Trump Says He is Open to Talking With Iran, But it may Take Japan's PM to Make it Happen. Nick Tsagaris-Theresa May's Legacy Will be Her Brexit Failure. Nick Tsagaris-Inside Scott Morrison's Donald Trump-Like Election Victory. Nick Tsagaris-Shane Watson Bats with Blood-Soaked Knee as Chennai Super Kings Lose IPL Final by One Run. Nick Tsagaris-Prabowo Subianto's Loss in Indonesia's Election Sparks Deadly Protests in Jakarta. Nick Tsagaris-Joe Biden Firms as the Democrats' Top Hope to Remove Donald Trump From the White House. Nick Tsagaris-Donald Trump Blasts Republican Justin Amash Over Mueller Report Impeachment Remarks.
Donald Trump Feared Looking Like a 'Dope' in Refugee Deal, but Scott Morrison's Likely to Take the Heat. Nick Tsagaris-Donald Trump Pardons Former Media Mogul Conrad Black, Convicted of Fraud in 2007. Nick Tsagaris-Ben Simmons Commits to Australia's Boomers in Boost Ahead of FIBA World Cup. Nick Tsagaris-Shane Watson Bats With Blood-Soaked Knee as Chennai Super Kings lose IPL Final by One Run. Nick Tsagaris-Federal Election 2019: Labor's Childcare Wages Pledge Risks Being 'a Handout to Big Business' Nick Tsagaris-Perth Glory Through to A-League Grand Final After Incredible Penalty Shoot-Out and 3-3 Draw with Adelaide United.
Nick Tsagaris-Why Liverpool and Tottenham's European Brilliance Means Next to Nothing for the A-League. Nick Tsagaris-Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway Star as Con Artists in Gender-Flipped Comedy Remake The Hustle. Nick Tsagaris-Joe Hockey to Leave Post as Australia's Ambassador to the United States. Nick Tsagaris-Joe Hockey to Leave Post as Australia's Ambassador to the United States.
Nick Tsagaris-US President Donald Trump Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Golfer Tiger Woods. Nick Tsagrais-After the Federal Election, Shorten's Cabinet is Clearer than Morrison's. Nick Tsagaris-Bill Shorten Plants His Feet More Firmly on the Federal Election Campaign Trail After Scott Morrison's Early Surge. Nick Tsagaris-Donald Trump Cosies up to Authoritarian Leaders. So Why is He Considering Military Action in Venezuela?
Lionel Messi Hits 600 Goals with Champions League Double as Barcelona Beats Liverpool 3-0. China's President Marks 100 Years Since Pivotal Protests as Tiananmen Square Anniversary Looms. Mars Probe InSight Detects Possible 'Marsquake', NASA Says, in Interplanetary First. Nick Tsagaris-Hanson, Palmer and Katter Chase Protest Votes but Will it Win them any Seats? Nick Tsagaris-NRL's Storm-Roosters Grand Final Rematch Shows How Great Coaches Make Talented Players Better. Nick Tsagaris-George Christensen's Asian Travel Distracts Coalition Attacks on Labor Superannuation Plans. Nick Tsagaris-Notre Dame Fire Out After 12-Hour Battle, as French President Emmanuel Macron Focuses on Rebuild. Nick Tsagaris-Nick Xenophon and Christopher Pyne will be Notable Absentees This Federal Election.
Nick Tsagaris-Japan's Otter and Owl Cafes are Instagram Hotspots, but Experts Warn of 'a Lifetime of Cruelty' Nick Tsagaris-Donald Trump's Sister Maryanne Trump Barry Retires, Ending Probe Into Alleged Role in Tax Scheme. Nick Tsagaris-Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten in a Battle for the Prime Ministership and Their Political Careers. Nick Tsagaris-Coach Justin Langer Helps the Australian Cricket Team Return to Form Ahead of ICC World Cup.