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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows talk by Dr Melanie Joy

By 14 August 2013

Those of you who enjoy meaty discussion about various issues may be interested in this:
Dr Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, she is the best selling Author of the award-winning primer on carnism, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.
Dr [...]

Sleep your weight off? Sounds perfect

By 14 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Australian Sleep Medicine research scientist Dr Carmel Harrington is giving a lecture at UC tomorrow where she argues that a good nights sleep may be the secret to weight loss.
Hopefully she has more compelling evidence than noticing a correlation between average hours slept and average weight over time, otherwise I’d like to talk to her [...]

Fishing Book launch at the Hellenic Club

By 14 August 2013

I have little talent at fishing, however you might be good at it! In fact you may be so good at it that you’ve gotten really into it, and spend your time watching fishing programs and reading fishing books.
I think that’s kinda weird, but you would probably think the things I’m into are weird so [...]

Want to play (or ref) roller derby?

By 13 August 2013

Varsity Derby League is having another ‘fresh meat’ intake. Women and men (over 18) are welcome to come along and start training with VDL to be either players or referees. No previous skating experience is required, we’ll teach you! The sessions are:
Sunday 18 August, 6 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday 20 August, 7.30 pm – 10 [...]

Media Standards in an Internet World lecture at National Library

By 13 August 2013

Some of you may be interested this:
2013 Kenneth Myer Lecture
Join Professor Julian Disney AO as he presents the 2013 Kenneth Myer Lecture, ‘Media Standards in an Internet World’.
Julian Disney is Chair of the Australian Press Council and a part-time Professor and Director of the Social Justice Project at the University of New South Wales. [...]

Hash House Harriers. NEWS

By 31 July 2013

A message from Polly Waffler…
Long-time readers would remember occasional references to Hash House Harriers – the “Drinkers with a Running Problem” – on this site. The origins of the Hash, or HHH, are steeped in a haze of sweat and beer, yet a good summary exists here. You don’t need to run and [...]

Ever needed an excuse to egg a house?

By 28 July 2013

ABC News reports that a Filipino lady was treated like a slave, made to surrender her passport and overworked without pay. All while being confined to the house.
The report only mentions the slave-master was ‘a foreign diplomat’, and does not specify which country. I’m presuming the house was an embassy but don’t know which [...]

Disability Forum in Holt

By 23 July 2013

Belconnen Community Services are hosting a one day workship with world renowned disability advocates John O’Brien & Connie Lyle O’Brien on Tuesday the 30th of July, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, at the Holt Community Centre. The forum will cost $60, however if you are living with disability, or a family member is, you can attend [...]

Five things you should know before you enrol in a PhD program

By 20 July 2013

Online event/webcast
Tuesday 30 July, 7-8pm
Thinking of doing a PhD? Then this online session is not to be missed.
Dr Inger Mewburn (aka the Thesis Whisperer), Director of Research Training at ANU and author of How to tame your PhD, will discuss five ways to set yourself up for success in your PhD and beyond. She will [...]

HELP KEEP WIN TV CANBERRA REGION NEWS LOCAL – WIN TV Petition

By 18 July 2013

The Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) has launched an online petition calling on WIN TV management to reverse its decision to downgrade its Canberra and region news service.
The TCC is encouraging all residents in the Canberra Region WIN TV viewing area to sign the petition (link below) and to circulate it to family and friends via email [...]

Ecuadorian Film Festival

By 18 July 2013

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of Ecuador present 3 film adaptations of Ecuadorian literature directed by film-maker Camilo Luzuriaga:

La Tigra (The Tigress) (1990)
6:30pm Thursday 8 August
Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 2, ANU
***
Entre Marx y una Mujer desnuda (Between Marx and a naked Woman) (1996)
6:30pm Thursday 15 August
Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 2, [...]

Jeremy Hanson addresses Tuggeranong Community Council Meeting

By 18 July 2013

ACT Opposition Leader, Jeremy Hanson, is expected to be grilled on Liberal party policies towards Canberra and Tuggeranong when he addresses the next meeting of the Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC).
The TCC will meet at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6 August 2013 in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in Greenway.
Members [...]

Beautiful Zeus has been given away without his owner’s permission

By 14 July 2013

Please help us find Zeus
Reward for information resulting in the return of  Zeus. He is a 3.5 year old staffy cross that is owned by Canberra Sparky Josh Way rescued when he was a pup.  Zeus has been given away without Josh’s permission. He is microchipped and will be missing his master and his young family.
Please [...]

New Car Stolen – Parliamentary Triangle – Sophisticated Criminals?

By 10 July 2013

New cars being stolen – tell all your friends…

LOST: keys on Blackall St, Barton

By 9 July 2013

Hi everyone,
I was in a rush this morning and I seemed to have dropped my keys on Blackall St, Barton.
I retraced my steps to no avail
The keyring has one car key and remote, one house key, and one pair of blue ear plugs (Etymotic ER-20).
If anyone has seen them or picked them up, I would [...]

Belconnen Community Council July Public Forum

By 9 July 2013

Hello, Everybody,
The July 2013 BCC Community Forum will be held at:
7.30pm, Tuesday 16 July 2013
Community Room above the Chandler Street Belconnen Library
The meeting will commence at 7.30PM with no more than 30 minutes of reports on BCC activities from Committee members. This includes a report on a meeting the BCC held with Ginninderra MLA’s concerning [...]

Winter Warmer

By 8 July 2013

The AIDS Action Council of the ACT is delighted to invite you to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones at our Winter Warmer Party—a casual evening for you to see what’s happening at the Council and to meet others from the community who have been impacted by HIV and AIDS.
WHEN: Friday [...]

Free Public Lecture by NASA Astronaut

By 4 July 2013

[ 25 July 2013 at 6:30 pm; ] The American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and the Royal Aeronautical Society proudly presents a free public lecture entitled

LIVING AND WORKING ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION: OUR GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE

by Dr Greg Chamitoff – NASA Astronaut & Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney

Date: Thursday 25 July 2013
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Theatre 1, Manning Clarke [...]

Geoscience Australia’s Top GeoShot: Australian earth science photography competition

By 3 July 2013

Geoscience Australia’s Top GeoShot photography competition is now open.

Lost keys

By 3 July 2013

Morning riotact,
I lost a set of keys yesterday. So if you found a set a keys in Page, on the morning 313 bus going to civic, or around the civic interchange, the morning ’3′ bus or near DFAT. Please drop the site a line.
The keys are as described:
A Holden car key.
A blue key and a [...]

UC Student gives up bed to sleep on the streets

By 2 July 2013

A student at the University of Canberra will give up the comfort of a roof over his head for 20 nights to raise awareness for homeless youth.
On Wednesday 10 July, 23 year old Nathan Beer will travel to the streets of Melbourne’s CBD to live until 20 July in an attempt to accurately capture the [...]

Questacon running workshops these school holidays

By 2 July 2013

Questacon is running some school holiday workshops at their new shiny QTLC centre, and they sound pretty awesome.
Does your child have a bright idea?
Check out our newest facility, the Questacon Technology Learning Centre (QTLC) in Deakin and sign the kids up to a workshop these ACT school holidays.
These two innovation workshop experiences are for young [...]

Closing the gate at Kambah Pool

By 27 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

TAMS are making sure there’s no doubt that Kambah Pool’s gates are closing at night from Monday:
Canberrans are reminded that the gates to Kambah Pool will be closed overnight from Monday 1 July to reduce ongoing vandalism and antisocial behaviour at the recreation area, Brett McNamara, Manager Regional Operations for ACT Parks and Conservation Service, [...]

LED Bicycle Light Etiquette on Canberra’s bike paths

By 24 June 2013

Aren’t those new high-power LED bike lights amazing? For under $100, you can now get a 300 or 600 lumen bike light. A few bucks more gets you 1200 lumens! That’s brighter than most car headlights. All powered by a couple of AA batteries or equivalent.
Car headlights have a design standard that makes sure the [...]

Opportunity for Local Artists

By 21 June 2013

Belconnen Community Service is seeking expressions of interest from local and emerging artists interested in facilitating community art workshops.

The initial commitment would be for a one-off two hour workshop, forming part of the BCS “Spring Sessions” Art Taster Program.
Spring Sessions will be a series of six individual workshops on a fortnightly basis from 2/9/13-21/11/13. The [...]

Dog attacked a roo in Ainslie this morning

By 21 June 2013

A little after 8 this morning a solid largeish black dog was chasing a kangaroo from O’Connell Street park area toward the Ainslie shops – the roo (a very large grey) slipped and fell heavily on the road in front of my car, in Cox Street, and the dog bit its hindquarter. Roo managed to [...]

Looking for 40+ yo PS3 BF3 Gamers in Canberra

By 20 June 2013

I’m trying to set up a clan of “older” Playstation 3 gamers for online Battlefield 3 and other games. We’re looking for relaxed team members who don’t take the whole gaming thing too seriously. (An example of the relaxed gameplay can be found on youtube under user name “DamnYaks”.
Contact Jack via the youtube DamnYaks channel [...]

Thanks for the interest, please if you have not already entered, do it soon!

By 18 June 2013

We love RiotACT and we love Canberra.  We are running a FREE giveaway, even if you have already entered, please tell your friends because it only has a little while to go and it will be a while until we do it again.  Ever seen a Nixie Clock? A Playable Guitar Shirt? Go to Prinstant [...]

Inside Out comes to Canberra

By 14 June 2013

A two-day forum entitles Inside Out: new actions for change by First Australians will take place in Canberra next month.
The event will cost $440 and you can grab tickets through the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website at www.aiatsis.gov.au/.
Registrations are now open for Inside Out: new actions for change by First [...]

Temporary lane closure on Gungahlin Drive

By 14 June 2013

For your information Rioters:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of a temporary lane closure on Gungahlin Drive, from the intersection at Well Station Drive to the intersection at Kosciuszko Avenue, from 6 am Saturday 15 June until 6 am Monday 17 June, weather permitting.
The following lane closure will take place [...]

Prinstant giveaway celebrating 2 years

By 12 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As a special thankyou to all the Rioteers who have come to us for printing, you are all encouraged to visit our website www.prinstant.com.au and click on the ‘Free Giveaway’ button to enter our free raffle.
We are a proudly Canberran family business and we are celebrating 2 years successful trading in Fyshwick and Majura. [...]

Big Bangs Fundraiser @ Tongue & Groove

By 11 June 2013

[ 26 July 2013 at 7:00 pm; ] HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Since 2008, we’ve taken care of over 38,000 kids in 11 countries and donated over $250,000 worth of cash, school supplies, books, toys, sports  equipment, food and medical supplies to schools, orphanages and local youth-based charities, bringing together the most at-risk kids together and developing leaders and carers from the rivers of Bangladesh to the peaks of [...]

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