Monday November 12, 2018 02:28 AM A homeless man who rammed a shopping trolley at a knife-wielding attacker who was threatening police is being hailed and rewarded for his actions, but he insists he isn't a hero SYDNEY (AP) — A homeless man who rammed a shopping trolley at a knife-wielding attacker who was threatening police is being hailed and rewarded for his actions, but he insists he isn't a hero. Michael Rogers emerged from a crowd of onlookers during the attack Friday afternoon in downtown Melbourne, Australia, in which one person was fatally stabbed and two others wounded. Social media users have dubbed Rogers "Trolleyman" and an online fundraiser for him by registered charity Melbourne Homeless Collective had raised more than $72,000 ($100,000 AUD) by Monday morning. "Our hero is humble as can be and had no idea about this fundraiser," the GoFundMe page reads. "He is amazing. We believe his efforts deserve a reward that can really help him out." In interviews … [Read more...] about Australia’s ‘Trolleyman’ hailed for ramming street attacker
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Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018."We have just received a Notice of Intention to Consider Refusal under s501 of the Migration Act from the Australian government in regards to Chelsea's Visa", the company's director Suzi Jamil wrote to supporters.A spokesperson from the Home Affairs Department said that a person can fail the character test if the applicant has a substantial criminal record or where their conduct represents a risk to the community.Manning was an intelligence analyst for the USA army when she leaked military and diplomatic documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.Chelsea Manning, formerly Private Bradley Manning, was incarcerated and tortured in military prisons and sentenced to 35 years' imprisonment under the Obama administration. President Obama granted her clemency seven years into her 35-year sentence."Ms. Manning offers formidable ideas and an … [Read more...] about Australia issues notice of plan to ban whistle-blower Chelsea Manning
Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press Updated 8:50 am PDT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 Now Playing: For years, the sperm and egg donation industry was swathed in secrecy. Now, a new law in one Australian state has given the offspring the legal right to know who their donors are, no matter what those donors were promised. (Aug. 2) Media: Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For Peter Peacock, fate arrived in the form of a registered letter. The letter, at least initially, looked to be a bit of a letdown. Peacock had gone to the post office expecting the delivery of a big, furry aviator jacket he'd ordered online. And so it was with little fanfare that the Australian grandfather and retired cop tore the envelope open as he walked back to his car — at which point he stopped dead in his tracks. "Dear Mr Peacock," the letter began. "The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) has received an enquiry of a personal nature which may … [Read more...] about Sperm donor secrets emerge as Australia law erases anonymity
BARBARA, Mary Lou 5/11/1939 - 5/5/2018 BARBARA, Mary Lou 5/11/1939 - 5/5/2018During the early morning hours of May 5, 2018, our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all, Mary Lou Barbará, quietly left the confines of her earthly existence to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ in heaven. After a long year of pining for the love of her life, her loving husband and friend Raul Barbará, she will now be reunited with him where they will enjoy the promised gift of eternal life, as together they await the eventual gathering of all their loved ones. Mary Lou was born in Nogales, Arizona and graduated from Nogales High School in 1958. She went on to the University of Arizona, where she majored in Spanish and History, graduating in 1962. In 1964 she was married to Raul and remained so for 53 years, during which time they were blessed with and survived by four children, Ana Lisa Penater and spouse Brian, Maria Slahor and spouse Jeff, Maggie Burnett and spouse Army Lt. … [Read more...] about In memoriam: Funeral notices, May 12, 2018
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Is President Donald Trump unwelcome at Sen. John McCain's funeral? Vice President Mike Pence, but not President Donald Trump, would be invited to Sen. John McCain's funeral, the New York Times reported. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. The John McCain-Donald Trump feud Donald Trump and John McCain have been sparring publicly from the beginning of Trump's campaign for presidency, which began in June 2015. Here are the highlights. The Republic The John McCain-Donald Trump feud June 30, 2015: Two weeks after Trump … [Read more...] about Is President Donald Trump unwelcome at Sen. John McCain’s funeral?