Comment | Mark Ward is an unlikely Labor hero, and an even less likely member for Davenport.
He’s billed as a “local schoolteacher”, which is true in the sense that he is both local and a schoolteacher, though he has never taught in the Davenport electorate.
He does have one significant impediment to victory, albeit one shared by his Liberal opponent Sam Duluk: his surname is not ‘Evans’.
This will be the first Evans-less poll in Davenport for 30 years. Between Iain and his Dad Stan, the seat has fostered the closest thing to a political dynasty in South Australia since the Downers or, indeed, the Chapmans – the Capulets to their Montagues.
Furthermore, fourth term governments (of any hue) are not wont to win elections; in the normal order of things, they lose them diabolically Full Story »
Adelaide | Hungry Jack’s will spend more than $5 million replacing all of its fryers across the country following an accident in an Adelaide restaurant which left a young worker with third-degree burns.
The fast-food giant was yesterday fined $90,000 in the Magistrates Court over a 2012 oil burn incident involving a young kitchen hand.
The worker suffered third-degree burns to 10 per cent of his body and nerve damage after he slipped and fell into a machine filtering hot oil outside of a deep-fryer, the judgement says.
Hungry Jack’s pleaded guilty to one count of breaching occupational health and safety laws.
The company accepted that because the filtering component of the deep fryer was broken, the oil had to be filtered using an external machine.
That machine had a lid, but Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | You can catch some surprising guest DJs spinning tunes at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s River Deck Bar this weekend, or head to Rymill Park for what organisers promise will be a reinvigorated Schutzenfest.
Other events include “mindsports” in Light Square, Eddie Izzard’s Force Majeure, the Gilles Street Market, a live screening in Rundle Mall of the Asian Cup final and an evening soiree with Fashion Icons at the Art Gallery of SA.
Described on the official website and poster as “the largest folk and shooting festival in the Southern Hemisphere”, Schutzenfest will take place over Friday and Saturday. The celebration of German culture features bands, bellringers, accordion players, dancers, a bratwurst challenge and kids’ entertainment, with DJs t Full Story »
LUNCH REVIEW | Those in the know have been enjoying authentic Vietnamese food for many years in Adelaide’s north-western suburbs. And just recently it seems there is a banh mi vendor on most CBD streets, but the opening of Madame Hanoi Bar & Bistro at the Casino last week has taken Vietnamese dining in Adelaide to a different place altogether.
Madame Hanoi presents a Vietnamese dining experience in a hotel-style setting. The fact that the restaurant is part of the Adelaide Casino portfolio, and is therefore located in one of Adelaide’s more significant and impressive heritage buildings, lends it both an air of elegance and tackiness. But the floor-to-ceiling Emma Hack mural with eye-height nipples the size of your hands, a labyrinth floor plan and an exotic menu create an overridin Full Story »
Scientists from Flinders University and the University of California-Irvine have found a way to essentially uncook an egg, in a remarkable breakthrough that could drastically cut costs for the pharmaceutical industry.
Using a machine called the vortex fluid device – invented by Flinders Professor Colin Raston – the researchers have discovered the revolutionary ability to untangle the proteins in the white of a hard-boiled egg to make them active again in a clear solution.
As an egg is boiled, proteins in the egg white begin to unravel then re-fold in a tight, tangled structure that gives the boiled egg its white, rubbery look.
Proteins are used in a variety of industries including in the development of cancer medications, however Professor Raston said they tend to “misfold” – as Full Story »