Monday: Newsy Snacks For Busy People
The best newsy bites from the best parts of the internet:
PM Gillard has unveiled a new $1 billion jobs package aimed at improving opportunities for local firms when it comes to large-scale projects in Australia. More at the ABC.
The latest polls have found that women trust Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard equally. But the polls have PM Gillard behind, overall.
Matt Newton appeared on 60 Minutes last night, in case you haven’t heard. Mum Patti knew nothing of the piece until she saw the promos on Channel Nine. More here.
Oscar Pistorius’ uncle says that evidence shows Oscar did not knowingly shoot Reeva Steenkamp. More at The Guardian. And news.com.au covers futher grisly developments in this crime.
The British backpacker who was lost in the outback for several days is keeping quiet about the details of his ordeal, because he’s signed a media deal. Via the ABC. (Apparently any money he receives will go to Australian search and rescue authorities.)
Kevin Rudd is apparently not interested in challenging PM Gillard’s leadership, reports news.com.au.
The Guardian reports that if the meteor which struck Russia over the weekend arrived a few hours earlier, it would have devastated northern UK.
The BBC is covering the meteor clean up, which damaged 4000 buildings and injured over 1200 people.
Australian’s are struggling, with one in 3 spending all that they earn and one in 5 not being able to come up with $1000 in an emergency. More here.
The first mass Moonie wedding since church leader Sun Myung Moon died five months ago. 3 500 couples were married. At the ABC.
Kerri-Anne Kennerley reveals she’s suffering with Vitamin D deficiency, and is doing her best to raise awareness of its health risks. The full story is here.
Podcast of the Day: On Being – On Exoplanets and Love with Natalie Batalha : A mission scientist with NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, Natalie Batalha hunts for exoplanets — Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system that might harbor life. She speaks about unexpected connections between things like love and dark energy, science and gratitude, and how “exploring the heavens” brings the beauty of the cosmos and the exuberance of scientific discovery closer to us all.
Around the blogs:
A cute joke for your day, from Bad Kid Jokes.
Marilyn Monroe rehearses for ‘Let’s Make Love’ at Vintage Everyday (above)
A GORGEOUS family, as photographed by Kate Berry.
Carrot Muffins with Coconut Whip via Love and Lemons.
Make Lime Cordial, three different ways with Joy the Baker (below)
Trashy, fluffy bits:
Rita Moreno talks about her relationship with Marlon Brando.
Hugh Grant has become a father for the second time.
Nigella’s ‘most revealing interview yet’.
Peaches and Pixie are front row at Moschino.
Have the very best kind of day, won’t you?