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  1. There has been an uproar up in Queensland at the minute with 9 horses either killed or being PTS'd with the deadly Hendra virus. Now I am sorry but the public seem to think that by culling all the flying foxes (especially those who call Cairns central home) it is going to protect them. Although Hendra is a zoonotic disease it usually needs a host for us to become infected, ie bat to horse then horse to human. It is no where near as serious as Lyssavirus which is a strain of rabies which can come from being bitten or scratched by a bat. Now as far as I know there have still only been two deaths caused by Lyssavirus one was a carer in NSW in 96 and the other was a lady in Mackay in 98. I really think that the public needs educating rather than saying we must kill everything. You have more chance of being struck by lightening than you do of getting either virus, especially if you don't come in to contact with horses and bats. Ok, sorry I will get off my high horse now. Kate
  2. not sure where to start looking to sort this out. I have a dead fox (he's a biggun) in my garden.... cannot bring myself to remove it as it is covered in flies (yuk yuk yuk yuk) :eek:.... anyone know who I should contact to come and remove him/her?? We live NOR. Grateful for any advice. :idea:
  3. nik_kershaw

    Early morning Fox Sports access - Canberra

    Is there anywhere open at that time on a Saturday morning with access to Fox Sports 1 so I can watch the Preston North End v Hull City? I am living in Queanbeyan but happy to travel anywhere in Canberra area
  4. nik_kershaw

    Early morning Fox Sports venue in Canberra

    The mighty Preston North End and taking on some team called Newcastle in the Championship which is being shown on Fox Sports. However I have 2 problems, I don't have Fox Sports and I don't know of anywhere open with Fox Sports at 6.30am so I can watch it before work. Anyone out there know of a place open at 6.30am tomorrow morning that has fox sports and maybe getting my breakfast as well.
  5. Guest

    Any experience of Fox Removals

    Hi Folks, has anyone used Fox Removals for their move. Their head office is in cwmbran, south wales, but they do have other branches. We are getting a quote from them and a couple of the better known names as well thanks Sean
  6. THE MAN FROM ‘THE FOX AND GOOSE’ TEACHES WINE Hugh Wilkins is sitting in sparkling Queensland sunshine remembering the oak beams, log fire and stone walls of his old English pub, The Fox and Goose. And if he should weep a little into his South Australian chardonnay, it is because he knows there is little chance of finding a public house like it in his adopted country, which now allows a pub to have as many as 100 jangling poker machines. Hugh has been here a year teaching newcomers to the hospitality industry how to operate the sensory areas of the tongue and mouth to recognise great wine from the pretentious; how to handle the situation when a diner sends a bottle back; and how to recommend wine by the glass to accompany each course - a growing trend in Australian restaurants. The curly-haired Englishman with the trendy spectacles withdraws his perceptive nose from a bold red to assure his future food and beverage managers at Griffith University that he knows what he is talking about. Twenty years’ learning and then teaching, followed by six years in his own pub and restaurant, gives him the right to tell his classes not to be persuaded by over-zealous wine salesmen. A good restaurant manager should not, he suggests, ignore the small, boutique wineries. ‘They can produce great wines, yet tend to be shut out because of reasons of supply and the cost of printing wine lists that must be supported by the hotel or restaurant cellar.’ Griffith University, is a collaborative partner in the Australian Centre for Wine Business and Management. It has appointed Hugh to spearhead the wine business course on the Gold Coast, an area where there are more restaurants per head of population than anywhere in Australia. ("As a drop-in Pom, Hugh Wilkins has a great appreciation of wine," reported the local newspaper when he arrived.) The last to brag about the powerful sensitivity of his nose, Hugh can tell you, indignantly, that he happens to know the wholesale cost of a bottle of wine and is often "horrified" by the mark-up by some restaurants in Australia and the UK. ‘They take too large a margin out of a bottle of wine, which I don’t think is necessary.’ So when he goes out to a restaurant after a hard day’s tasting and talking, he takes his own bottle to a BYO. ‘I begin by going to a bottle shop and spending perhaps 20 minutes browsing in the red wine section before I make my choice of a wine that takes my fancy and which I can afford. I tend to almost always take a red, (unless I am going to a seafood restaurant and will be having a delicate fish like lobster). It will be a robust, straight shiraz, or a dry cabernet sauvignon. ‘Australian reds have some great depths of character; Australian whites can be excellent, but some of the varieties seem to have suffered by the great growth of chardonnay. There are rieslings that are fabulous and others quite horrifying. Nevertheless Australian wines have got a phenomenal hold in the UK market; as have wines from Chile, South Africa and South America, often to the exclusion of Old Country wines from France, which have lost ground. The bottle of Australian wine sold in UK off-licences is often cheaper than it is at home,’ he reports. ‘But what some London restaurants charge for it is frightening.’ While some wine experts are born with a great palate, others have arrived at their expertise by learning how to awaken what they have and to understand it. (‘Jilly Cooper, the English author, has an astronomic palate. I have seen her do a blind tasting of many bottles of wine and she can actually name the vineyard and say the grapes came from a shade-facing area. And she is right!’) He has this advice for diners who might be afraid of wine waiters: don’t be embarrassed about having to send back a bottle of wine that you believe it is not up to standard, "providing you have the experience to say the wine is not as good as it should be." ‘But you must never send back a bottle just because you don’t like it.’ His students, who spend a semester in the university training restaurant as waiters, learn how to handle such "difficult situations", as well as advising the customer on what wine they believe is right for the food they order. Hugh says: ‘I still believe there is room in some colder parts of Australia for the English-style pub, with its character, its cosiness and intimacy. The English pub industry is fabulous.’ At the same time he worries about the waste of money on poker machines in Australia. ‘We have had what we called "fruit machines" in England for many years; but only perhaps one or two in a pub. They are not allowed to take over.’
  7. fraggles

    sky or fox

    hello there all :)new to this site and new to oz ,was here in 2006 on a working visa and now have emigrated here ,came on a spouse visa as were getting married next month ,we in newcastle till march but looking at moving to queensland better for me for work ,i work on the tower cranes on construction sites ,anyway i noticed that the tv is full of american rubbish here in oz ,does anyone know if you can get sky tv? or a bigger dish were you can pick sky up????????