AFL | I’m glad this happened.
I’m actually perversely pleased about it.
Normal service has been resumed.
We suck again. Thank God for that – I was starting to get carried away for a minute there.
All this triumphal zeal and pie-eyed optimism is all very well for a few weeks, but here at Fumbleland we’re really more your glass-half-empty sort of supporter.
More Eeyore than Tigger.
We do a better line in despondency than hyperbole.
Indeed, I sometimes wonder what it’s like for supporters of teams like, say, Hawthorn, or Essendon in 2000, or Geelong any time from 2007 till about three weeks ago – teams that the rest of us would just expect to win, and would pencil in our respective match-ups against them as a routine shellacking.
I’ve always envied those supporters, but Full Story »
Adelaide | The State Government’s one-time design guru has stunningly rejected the Weatherill Government’s “city vibrancy”agenda, declaring Adelaide needs an “intervention” to avoid further “self-harm”.
Former Integrated Design Commissioner Tim Horton was not so much underwhelmed as outraged by yesterday’s long-delayed unveiling of the Government’s vision for an Anzac Centenary Memorial Garden Walk, which he says is little more than a “brick footpath”.
“I took a look at the murals released and couldn’t believe it – I had to refresh the screen in case there was some error,” he told InDaily.
“If you have to amend legislation for this – don’t! Save it for something worthwhile.”
Horton was appointed as SA’s Integrated Design Commissioner by Mike Rann, Full Story »
LUNCH REVIEW | When you think of Rundle Mall, you don’t think of food, but when you’re in Rundle Mall and you’re thinking about food you should head towards Lindes Lane.
Use the Mall’s Balls as a landmark. Once you’ve touched them three times and dropped a gold coin into the busker’s hat, look south and then start walking in that direction.
You will pass two or three rustic 44-gallon drums relocated from Port Pirie and planted with real, respirating plants, and some recycled outdoor tables and chairs, most likely occupied by people eating and drinking and enjoying a splinter of sunshine. Unfortunately you will need to walk over some creepy fake grass (would somebody please think of an alternative) to enter the new Lindes Lane “work-in-progress”.
A new Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) on the Social Determinants of Health Equity, to be launched at Flinders University today (April 24), is dedicated to achieving fairer health outcomes and improving the wellbeing of Australians.
The Centre will be will be launched by former Prime Minister the Hon Julia Gillard.
Supported by National Health and Medical Research Council funding for the next five years, the Centre will be devoted to studying how politicians and policy makers can make fairer health outcomes central to policy and keep Australians healthy. The Centre is addressing the issue that how long we live depends on social and economic factors like quality of jobs, housing, education and extent of inclusion and acceptance in society
Professor Fran Baum, Foundation Director of th Full Story »