March 2010

Youtube do dia: Putting mental health on the agenda

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 26 2010, 3:57 pm

It's a federal election year in Australia. We've just seen on Tuesday a pointless and uninspiring "debate" between Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott about health policy.

The following ad, produced by GetUp Australia, and featuring 2010 Australian of the Year, Professor Patrick McGorry, calls for mental health to be central to any reform of healthcare in Australia.

Mental illness is the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 45.

IPL threes: Presenting the NSR Half Measures

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 13 2010, 8:32 pm

With all the unsubtlety of the smashing of sixes and fours in the third Indian Premier League, I am curious to see how many batsmen plays shots that are worth three runs in this year's series. The all-run three must surely be the antithesis of the Crash! Bang! Wallop! philosophy, and in my opinion far more entertaining.

I started keeping track in last year's IPL, but - as you will probably understand - got bored. Let's see if I can make the distance this time.

How long is a piece of match fee?

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 6 2010, 11:44 pm

The International Cricket Council is one of those organisations which will never truly satisify its public with the way it runs the game. No number of ex-politicians fed through the presidential revolving door will change that, but not all of the criticism is warranted. However, the ICC's approach to player discipline seems to win very few friends indeed.

Why John Howard is bad for world cricket

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 2 2010, 9:06 pm

"Howard's future in retirement? I've come up with three options:
(a) A ceremonial role (eg: patron, no.1 ticket holder, mascot) with one or more of the Australian Rugby Union, Cricket Australia or the Australian Olympic team...."

- Rick Eyre, 1.12.07


Rajasthan Royals - IPL
Kansas City Royals - MLB
Canberra Royals - ACT Rugby Union
East Perth Royals - WAFL
Reading Royals - ECHL (East Coast Hockey League) - Reading, Pa.
Reading Royals - Football League - Reading, Berks.
Roichester Royals - NBA (1945-1957) subsequently Cincinnati Royals
Cincinnati Royals - NBA (1957-1972) now Sacramento Kings

Youtube do dia: Kristina Keneally, She's Good Value

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 1 2010, 11:16 am

Only fifty-six weeks till the New South Wales state election on March 26, 2011 and the inevitable removal of a rancid Labor government for whom acting in accordance with the wishes of its voters is far less important than scheming its own self-preservation.

The latest (and hopefully last for a while) product of the Sussex Street Sausage Machine to be thrown to the lions as State premier is Kristina Kerscher Keneally. (Please do not dwell on those initials - that's actually her maiden name in the middle.)