My friend in Queensland, Chris’ bull terrier, Chopper died last year and in memory of him, she is donating a pet/owner hampers to flood victims who lost their dog/s during the floods.

Great graphic of Cyclone Yasi’s path as it heads towards Mount Isa, tonight http://www.abc.net.au/news/infographics/cyclone-season-2010-2011/ as it passes over Mount Isa it will then continue across the state border into the Northern Territory and then head towards Alice Springs ——————————— “Mining giant Xstrata is evacuating personnel from its operations at Mount Isa and Cloncurry in the … More

Cyclone Yasi. Jo Nova of joannenove.com.au reports >To give you some idea of just how expansive Yasi is, look at the size of it compared to the continental USA, and the UK just for scale. More here

Cyclone Yasi to on its way to Northern Queensland Yasi will cross the coast Wednesday night and is expected to gain momentum and strength. It is currently a category two and predicted to be a category four on touchdown. Looking at the WeatherChannel site you can watch the movement of the cyclone. To me it … More

Bundaberg Rum’s Exploding Croc Ads Apology Bundy’s Apology’s Apology ==================== Late News Tonight- Just announced at Gabba Stadium, Brisbane at the Day/Night cricket match between Australia vs England flood relief contributions from cricket teams & supporters is $6,009,602. Magnificent effort from all.

I’ll be heading into Sydney for the Australia Day celebrations tomorrow. So I’m putting this on today to get everyone motivated to give freely to the Australian Floods appeal BBQs which will be held at all Oz Day events. Click here for Australia Day events calendar. http://www.australiaday.com.au/

An Englishman living in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane. Bob in Oz. His account of the floods.