Tonight a missile attack has been ordered by President Trump and carried out by the US military on a Syrian military airbase near Homs, where chemical weapons were launched from a few days ago.
John Clarke, best known as one half of the comedic duo Clarke and Dawe, has died aged 68.
Very funny guy. Sad news.
Won’t forget ‘The Games’. That was a great show.
He is also in the logies hall of fame.
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Centrist Emmanuel Macron has resoundingly defeated far-right Marine Le Pen to become the President of France - http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-39823865
A few firsts there in Ireland. Varadkar is the son of an Indian immigrant, will be the Catholic country’s first openly gay prime minister and at 38 is the youngest person ever to hold the office.
#Queen’s Birthday Honours
Some well known and lesser know media figures were recognised in the honours list released today. These include the following (with media credits listed).
###Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
####Ms Catherine (Cate) Elise BLANCHETT, NSW
For eminent service to the performing arts as an international stage and screen actor, through seminal contributions as director of artistic organisations, as a role model for women and young performers, and as a supporter of humanitarian and environmental causes.
Ambassador, Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts/Australian Film Institute, current.
Television, includes: ‘Family Guy’, 2012, ‘Bordertown’, 1995, ‘Heartland’, 1994.
###Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
####Mr Antony John GREEN
For distinguished service to the broadcast media as an analyst and commentator for state and federal elections, and to the community as a key interpreter of Australian democracy.
Election Analyst, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, since 1989.
###Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
####The Honourable James Glennister COX
For significant service to the Parliament of Tasmania, to local government and the people of Launceston, and to road safety.
News Presenter, Southern Cross Television, 1970’s-1980’s.
Radio Presenter, 19702-1980s.
Logie Winner, Most Popular Television Personality in Tasmania, 1979 and 1981.
####Mr Donald Charles CROMBIE
For significant service to the Australian film and television industry through contributions as a director and writer, and to professional organisations.
Director, ‘McLeod’s Daughters’, 2001-2002
Director, ‘Tales of the South Seas’, 1998.
Director, ‘Flipper’, 1995-1997.
Director, ‘Time Trax’, 1993-1994.
Director, ‘Heroes II: The Return’, 1991.
Director, TV mini-series, ‘The River Kings’, 1991.
Director, ‘The Heroes’, 1988.
Director, TV mini-series ‘Cyclone Tracy’, 1986.
Director and Writer, ‘Do I Have to Kill My Child?’, 1976.
####Mr Michael EBEID
For significant service to the broadcast media and multicultural affairs as an executive, innovator and business leader.
Chief Executive Officer, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), since 2011.
Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and Marketing, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), 2008-2011.
####Mr Mark Stephen FENNESSY
For significant service to the broadcast media industry as an entrepreneur, innovator and production executive.
Chief Executive Officer, Endemol Shine Australia, since 2010.
President, Shine Network, since 2011.
Chief Executive Officer, FremantleMedia Australia, 2006-2010.
Chief Executive Officer, Crackerjack Productions, 1992-2006.
Director, Nine Sports (including roles as Executive Producer for 5 Olympic Games Broadcasts.
Head of MTV Australia, 1987.
Creative Director, 30th Annual ARIA Awards, 2016.
Director, Sydney Roosters Rugby League Club, since 2007.
####Ms Deborah Jane MAILMAN
For significant service to the performing arts as an actor, as a role model for Indigenous performers, and to the community.
Television, film and stage actor:
Television series or made-for-television movie credits include:
Offspring, 2010-2014; Jack Irish,: Dead Point, 2013; Redfern Now, 2012-2013; Mabo, 2012; The Secret Life of Us, 2001-2005; and Playschool, 1998-2001.
Recipient, Silver Logie, Most Outstanding Actress (Redfern Now), 2016.
Recipient, Silver Logie, Most Outstanding Actress (Mabo), 2013.
Recipient, Silver Logie, Most Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (The Secret Life of Us), 2004.
Recipient, Silver Logie, Most Outstanding Actress (The Secret Life of Us), 2002.
####Mrs Patricia Anne NEWTON
For significant service to the broadcast media as an entertainer and presenter, and as a supporter of charitable and medical research foundations.
Entertainer, television personality and radio presenter, since 1956.
###Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division
####Mr Francis Edward CLARK
For service to the community of Ballarat, and to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Presenter, Saturday morning program, Radio Ballarat 3BA, since 1968; presenter of other speciality programs during the week; Creator, series of Christian Good News radio spots.
####Mr Colin Richard HODGES
For service to the horse racing industry as a radio broadcaster.
Race broadcaster and journalist, since 1970.
####Ms May HU
For service to the broadcast media, to women, and to the multicultural community of Victoria.
Casual Producer, SBS Radio Melbourne, since 2013, (semi-retired), and Head of Group, Senior/Executive Producer, Mandarin Program SBS Radio, 1992-2013.
Producer/Presenter, Australian Chinese Television, Channel 31, Victoria, 1996-2002 and Member Program Sub-Committee, 1998-2002.
Mr Michael McCOLL JONES
For service to the performing arts as a comedy writer for television.
Comedy Writer, for a variety of Australian television personalities and international artists, since 1963.
Television shows have included ‘In Melbourne Tonight’; ‘The Graham Kennedy Show’; ‘The Don Lane Show’; ‘The Ernie Sigley Show’, and ‘Tonight Live with Steve Vizard’, and also for a number of television ‘specials’ hosted by Bert Newton for the Nine Network.
Telstra to axe up to 1400 jobs.
Reminds me of 9/11. Was listening to BBC Five Live on the bus before. Harrowing.
BBC News at Ten opener of the disaster:
It is a little stupid to broadcast live from a protest like this one, especially when emotions are so raw. He was asking for it.
Attack against innocent Muslims too. Have to wonder what the fuck the terrorists are thinking.
Well, about 85% of terrorism victims in the world are muslims…