Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Queenslanders urged to prepare and keep cool in coming days

With above-average temperatures already being experienced across the State, Acting Minister for Community Safety Steve Dickson is reminding Queenslanders to keep cool, remain vigilant and bebushfire-prepared.

Mr Dickson said Queenslanders should remain alert and take precautions to prepare themselves.

“Drink plenty of water, wear light clothing, sunscreen and a hat, avoid alcohol and caffeine and try to stay indoors, preferably in an air-conditioned building,” he said.

“It’s also important to take care of babies and young children as they can really suffer in the heat and are more prone to heat-related illnesses. Also check on your friends, family, children and even neighbours during periods of hot weather.

“The elderly are often the most vulnerable to the heat and it only takes five minutes to drop by or make a phone to call to ensure they are coping with the hot weather,” he said.

Mr Dickson also reminded parents of the dangers surrounding hot weather and cars, urging them never to leave children alone in a vehicle.

“In two minutes, temperatures can hit up to 60 degrees inside a car,” he said.

“Young children are especially at risk because their nervous system is not fully developed and they cannot adapt to rising temperatures. In a hot car, they can die in less than 30 minutes.” 

Mr Dickson said signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses included flushed or pale skin, cramps, fainting or collapse, nausea or vomiting, headaches and dizziness, disorientation or drowsiness and a rapid pulse.

“If you experience any signs and symptoms of heat-relatedillnesses, or suspect someone may be suffering from the heat, call Triple Zero (000) immediately," he said.

“The Emergency Medical Dispatchers will be able to talk through first aid until paramedics arrived but it is most important to give someone suffering from a heat-related illness some water, place them in a cool spot and remove as much of their clothing as possible.”

Mr Dickson said the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) was on a watching brief and would continue to monitor conditions across the State.

"We ask that Queenslanders do their bit by complying with fire permit conditions and also phoning emergency services if they do come across an unattended fire," he said.

"Preparation is as simple as ensuring every family member knows the evacuation plan, cleaning out gutters, removing vegetation from near the home and ensuring medications are easily accessible if evacuation is required.
“Residents can stay informed by listening to their local radio station or logging onto the rural fire website at www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.”

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Amy is a given name, sometimes short for Amelia or Amanda. In French, the name is spelled "Aimée", which means beloved. In ancient Irish it has been translated as "little it".

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Cool Statements

Resurrection is real, unless declared integer.
Before borrowing money from a friend, decide whether you need more.
Death is hereditary.
There are three sides to every argument: your side, my side and the right side.
An expert is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.
Many things can be preserved in alcohol. Dignity is not one of them.
Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.
When you’re right, no one remembers. When you’re wrong, no one forgets.
Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Well done is better than well said.
Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make them when nobody is looking.
Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.
If you can’t see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Where there’s a will there are five hundred relatives.
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Be Cool

Be Cool is a 2005 crime-comedy film adapted from Elmore Leonard's 1999 novel of the same name and the sequel to Leonard's 1990 novel Get Shorty (itself adapted into a hit 1995 film of the same name) about mobster Chili Palmer's entrance into the film industry.

The film adaptation of Be Cool began production in 2003. It was directed by F. Gary Gray, produced by Danny DeVito (who produced and co-starred in the first film), and starred John Travolta, reprising his role from the first film. The movie opened in March 2005 to generally mixed reviews,[1] and was released to video and DVD distribution on June 7, 2005. This was Robert Pastorelli's final film. He died before its theatrical release.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Amy Cools

My name is Amy M. Cools & I design & create an all-original line of women’s clothing and accessories called AC Clothing and Bags. This line evolved out of my love of vintage and other beautiful fabrics and materials, and my love of & desire to invent clothing styles that are simultaneously beautiful, or cute, or interesting, as well as being super flattering, comfortable, and as easy to wear as they are easy to care for.