Australians are fired up as tensions simmer across the country over one of the hottest topics to skewer public opinion: should the onions be placed above or below the sausage in a certain national delicacy? Wildly popular Australian hardware chain Bunnings, known for its charity fundraiser barbecues and its delicious ‘snags’ (a sausage sandwich), recently told staff to put onions under the sausages amid health and safety concerns over renegade loose onions escaping and causing patrons to slip. The debate has gotten so out of control, it has even entered the international political sphere. On Wednesday, at the ASEAN regional diplomatic summit in Singapore, Aussie Prime Minister Scott Morrison was caught unawares and asked to weigh in on an issue which may decide his future political career. “Whether the onions are on top or underneath, I’ll always be buying sausages on bread,” Morrison diplomatically replied. However, the topic was also broached by his … [Read more...] about Aussie PM grilled on hot topic of the day: Should onions be above or below the sausage?
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The Labour Party's annual conference began this weekend in Liverpool - with the party poised for key speeches on Brexit, nationalisation of the railways and a strong commitment to women and equalities. Eyes turned to the conference as Labour took its first major opportunity to remind the public what it stands for, and leader Jeremy Corbyn hopes to get back to business after a period of internal muck throwing. There has been relative calm for Labour in the past week, with attention shifting onto Theresa May's crumbling grip on the Conservatives amid the EU's rejection of her Chequers proposals for Brussels. Now Labour hopes it has a chance to bring back support, with increasing speculation that Mrs May could face a snap election. So here's everything to expect from the Labour Party Conference, as party members arrived on Saturday afternoon, with events running until Wednesday. Brexit Brexit has dominated the party conference season, and … [Read more...] about Labour Party Conference: hot topics and all the key events
Exciting plans for the future in Grangemouth focus on industry and the contribution its expansion can make to the local community. While the LDP2 has measures in place to continue to support future regeneration opportunities in Grangemouth town centre and enhancement proposals for Zetland Park, there may also be opportunities for district heating to be developed in and around the town by utilising excess industrial heat.Read more: Make or break plan to secure Falkirk’s futureThe Grangemouth Investment Zone includes Grangemouth Docks, Earlsgate Park and Ineos, where a clearance programme has identified in the region of 100 hectares of land suitable for redevelopment.Land to the north and south of Bo’ness Road is likely to be developed within the chemical sciences sector, while land to the north of Wholeflats Road has the potential to deliver a broader range of business and industry uses.A new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant is proposed to replace the existing plant and … [Read more...] about Grangemouth is local development plan’s hot topic
On this episode of The Critical Hour with Dr. Wilmer Leon, we'll talk with Attorney Fred Rabner representing the family of Antwon Rose. Rose, 17, was shot while running from a car that was pulled over by Rosefeld after a reported drive-by shooting in another area. The lawsuit alleges wrongful death and other counts against the borough itself, Rosefeld, Mayor Louis Payne and police Chief Lori Fruncek. Also, it's Friday and time for our panel discussion. First up it's all about defense spending. Is this LUNACY? The Senate cleared and sent to President Trump a $717 billion defense policy bill aimed at building up the military and blunting Chinese foreign investment and telecommunications technology. This $717 billion includes $616.9 billion for the base Pentagon budget and $21.9 billion for nuclear weapons programs under the Energy Department. Another extra $69 billion would be authorized … [Read more...] about Family of Black Teen Killed by PA Cop Files Suit; Friday Hot Topics
Of course I’ve been huffing and puffing and sweating and groaning just like you. It’s unbearable, obviously. But this week it dawned on me – this heatwave is brilliant. It’s the morale booster we all needed, unifying us as a nation. Because let’s be honest: we’re British – we’ve been training for this our whole lives. Conversations about the weather have been going on around us constantly since the day we were born. Ditto moaning. And now we have the chance to flex the glorious muscles we’ve been working on so long and hard, and moan about the weather. It’s like an Olympics we can all compete – and excel – in. This is our day in the sun. Literally. Earlier this week, coming back from my corner shop, I bumped into a neighbour who has never been that friendly. Obviously the way to deal with this was that one of us would speed up and the other slow down so we didn’t have to walk along together. But it all … [Read more...] about ‘We’re a United Kingdom when it comes to this summer’s hot topic’