First there was the song: "Where Them Girls At?" (David Guetta & Flow Ridda) now meet the new and Improved Parody Version: "Where Them Cows At?". Starring the lovely European Ladies.
One thing that bugs me is that if something as naturally occurring then surely it would occur in earlier test samples taken from monitoring sights? It is interesting to see that these toxins have only been found at this time which leads me to assume that they have been introduced somehow if there is no evidence to suggest they were not initially present.
BTEX can be naturally occurring but are also found in a range of oil-based products.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Click Here for Story)
Taken over three days at Arrow's Queensland operations as part of routine six-monthly testing, the samples showed low readings of the so-called BTEX chemicals, which can harm the central nervous system and cause cancer.The report from the West Australian states that these tests occur six-monthly. Now as someone who has studied a very basic level of University Level Science I have learnt about the scientific method and employing tests, and to me testing a well site on a six monthly basis would not provide sufficient evidence to chart progression of data.
Source: The West Australian (Click Here for Story)
An American Friend commented and said that this shot of the Paddle Steamer on the Brisbane River Reminded here of the steamboats you could take on the Mississippi River back home.
TWO separate bids to end live animal exports have failed to win the support of a single government or opposition MPThis is great news for the Australian Live Export Industry as the industry can now start to get back up on its feet after the knee jerk reaction that left thousands of cattle stranded in export yards and farms that were beginning to become overstocked.
Source: Herald Sun (Link: http://bit.ly/oturRd)
Australia also exports goats and dairy cattle. The main markets for dairy cattle are Mexico, Russian Federation, China, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.So it would be interesting to see how the public feel knowing that by banning ALL Live Exports as they so plainly put it would have an immediate impact on many other industries not just those of the live cattle and sheep trade industries.