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SA council commemorates one particular year given that mass whale beaching

By Isabella Pittaway

Posted December ten, 2015 ten:28:01

Yorke Peninsula Council Mayor Ray Agnew unveiling a plaque set on a rock near the beach where seven sperm whales died Photo: Yorke Peninsula Council Mayor Ray Agnew unveils a plaque for the seven sperm whales that beached themselves near Ardrossan. (Supplied: Yorke Peninsula Council)

Plaques have been set into rocks and trees planted for every single of the seven sperm whales that died after beaching themselves at Ardrossan in South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula in December last year.

A regional loved ones recommended the tribute to the Yorke Peninsula Council to commemorate the occasion.

The council’s Mayor Ray Agnew mentioned the seven rocks have been placed close to the beach in the pattern the whales were found stranded.

A plaque describing the specifics of the beaching has also been placed nearby.

Mr Agnew said school students chose a name for every whale to be engraved on the plaques.

“The Ardrossan school students had been provided the chance to individually name the whales and they came up with the names Ardy, I assume from Ardrossan, Pasadena which is like seaweed, then they’ve got Splash, Fin, Smoothie and Diver,” he mentioned.

Mr Agnew said the memorial also highlighted the community’s efforts in handling the largest recorded beaching of sperm whales in South Australia.

“It’s anything none of us had come across ahead of and the State Government departments didn’t have any way of handling it as nicely,” he said.

“They had some employees there function for a couple of days but most of the perform was carried out by council and [mining business] Arrium officers and also Ardrossan Earth Moving, they worked incredibly well so we had been in a position to get it completed.”

A group from the South Australian Museum is still determining what brought on the seven whales to come ashore.

A plaque explaining the deaths of seven sperm whales that beached themselves near Ardrossan Photo: The Yorke Peninsula Council has placed a sign close to a beach in Ardrossan exactly where seven sperm whales have been found beached a year ago.

Subjects: animals, human-interest, environmental-management, environment, ardrossan-5571, sa, australia

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Officer given significant misconduct notice over Ms Dhu death, inquest told

Posted December 03, 2015 15:10:49

A police officer who was accountable for an Aboriginal lady who died in custody in WA’s Pilbara was given the second highest misconduct notice for her behaviour, an inquest has been told.

Ms Dhu, 22, died in August final year right after visiting the Hedland Health Campus three instances in significantly less than 48 hours.

She had septicaemia and pneumonia triggered by an infection from a broken rib.

Detective Inspector Eric Smith, from the Internal Affairs Unit, stated Senior Constable Shelly Burgess had failed to respond with “adequate urgency” to Ms Dhu’s clear deterioration whilst in the South Hedland police lock-up.

Constable Burgess and yet another officer took Ms Dhu to hospital but she died significantly less than an hour later.

Constable Burgess was provided an Assistant Commissioner’s warning and three of her colleagues received warning notices.

The inquest continues.

Subjects: black-deaths-in-custody, law-crime-and-justice, port-hedland-6721, perth-6000

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Xie trial jury given option of returning majority verdict

Posted November 30, 2015 15:38:09

Map: Sydney 2000

The jury in the murder trial of Sydney man Robert Xie has been given the choice of returning a majority verdict of 11 to 1.

Till now, the jury has been told its verdict must be unanimous.

Xie has been on trial for close to 10 months over the murders of five members of the Lin household in 2009.

Topics: courts-and-trials, murder-and-manslaughter, sydney-2000

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Man whose drone got too close to LAPD helicopter given three years probation

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(credit: Kevin Baird)

A Los Angeles man has pleaded no contest to interfering with a police investigation following he flew his drone as well close to a police helicopter.

Martin Sheldon was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and 30 days of community service. Sheldon need to also give up his seized drone. Further, he’s banned from owning or operating any drone during his probation, including especially “a remote-controlled airplane, helicopter, or drone for the duration of his probation.”

On August 27, Sheldon was identified operating his drone from a parking lot along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood as the helicopter was orbiting above a crime scene beneath.

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