Shocking video of racist bully on Sydney train

Written By komlim puldel on Kamis, 16 April 2015 | 20.01

This Sydney train traveller wasn't going to let the nasty rant of a racist go on any longer. Listen as she stands up for her fellow passenger. Courtesy: Stacey Eden

Facebook image of Stacey Eden, who came to the aid of a Muslim woman as she was racially abused on a Sydney Train. Picture: Facebook Source: Facebook

WHEN Stacey Eden saw a Muslim woman being subjected to vicious verbal attack as they travelled on one of Sydney's trains, she did the only thing she could do – she stepped in.

Unable to contain her anger at the middle-aged woman who had launched this vile assault the 23-year-old launched her own assault by defending the Muslim woman while also filming the encounter on her mobile phone.

She then uploaded the incident on social media on Wednesday evening.

It has since attracted almost 80,000 views and praise from hundreds of people around the world, including the young family she defended.

In one post on Ms Eden's Facebook page a man named Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti wrote; " Stacey thanks again for your support for us on that day...I generally believe that you and many other Australians do respect all religions."

To which Ms Eden replied: "Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti thank you so much for contacting me.

"I wish I said more to you and your wife yesterday, but as I said when you got off the train, I'm very sorry you had to experience this.

"Please don't let one woman's ignorance change your opinions on Australia or the people who live here.

"I really hope your wife is OK, it must have been very confrontational and upsetting for you and her both.

"I wish nothing but the best for you both and your child.

"Take care and God bless."

So i sat there for a good 10 minutes before i started recording this, while i listened to this woman bad mouth muslims...

Posted by Stacey Eden on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ms Eden said she began recording the incident, which took place on a CityRail train travelling from Town Hall to the airport around 1.30pm on Wednesday, ten minutes after the woman began her tirade.

"So I sat there for a good 10 minutes before I started recording this while I listened to this woman bad mouth Muslims and call the lady sitting opposite me an ISIS supporter because she wore a scarf, then she told me to go join ISIS because I was sticking up for her," Ms Eden from Mascot wrote on Facebook.

"People like this make me sick. People who are so ignorant and disrespectful to other people who were clearly sitting there minding their own business.

"She was saying some pretty horrible and hurtful things before I spoke up then as soon as I started defending them she stopped.

"People need to stop judging and putting others down over religion!"

In the 48-second video, you can hear the middle-aged woman attacking the Muslim woman for wearing a hijab.

She then begins listing the recent attacks by Islamic State and made reference to the Martin Place siege, and the mass murder of Christians in Kenya in an attempt to justify her verbal assault of the defenceless woman.

But Ms Eden steps in telling her that the killings have nothing to do with her or her husband.

"'That is not her doing it," she says in the video. "That is a minority of people. Not a majority of people OK?

"It doesn't matter what they're doing. Have some respect, have some respect.

"It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. What's that got to do with this poor lady? What's that got to do with her?'

Video still of a woman who carried on with a racist tirade against a Muslim woman on a Sydney train. Picture: Facebook / Stacey Eden Source: Facebook

Ms Eden also defended the Muslim woman's dress saying she "wears it for herself, OK".

"She wears it because she wants to be modest with her body not because of people like you who are going to sit there and disrespect her," Ms Eden says in the video.

Since she posted the video, Ms Eden has been hailed a "great example of being an awesome Australian", a "legend" and an "amazing human being".

Ms Eden said she has been overwhelmed by the response and thanked all those who responded positively to her video on Facebook.

Facebook comments on the page of Stacey Eden, who came to the aide of a Muslim woman as she was abused on a Sydney train. Picture: Facebook Source: Facebook


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The hell Aussie kids are living in

Not good enough ... the conditions in an out-of-home care facility. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

MATTRESSES on dirty floors, locked and almost empty kitchen cupboards — these are the shocking living conditions for children in the out-of-home care system.

The Australian Childhood Trauma Group told a parliamentary committee on Thursday of the treatment many children experience even after they are removed from at-risk family environments.

With the out-of-home care system likely to be discussed at Friday's Council of Australian Government's meeting in Canberra in the wake of the Chloe Valentine inquest, the Senate Community Affairs Committee examined the issue at a public hearing.

Disgrace ... a dirty mattress serves as child's bed. Source: Supplied

Chief Executive of the Australian Childhood Trauma Group Gregory Nicolau tabled photographs of the conditions he said many children in residential care are subject to.

RENDEZVIEW: 'I could have been Chloe Valentine'

Mr Nicolau said while there were many good examples within the care system, a significant number of residential placements were of very poor standards.

Locked out ... children in care are denied access to food cupboards. Source: Supplied

"There are mattresses on the floor and holes and marks on the walls," Mr Nicolau said.

"Children in the care services are forced to go and ask the workers if they can unlock cupboards when they want to access food.

"The workers often wear lanyards that clearly say that they are staff and they often go and lock themselves in their offices away from the children.

"When a child has already come from a traumatic family environment this is not the kind of caring environment that will help them on their journey."

The pictures Mr Nicolau tabled were taken in residential placements both last year and this year.

Shabby ... the lounge room of a home care facility for traumatised children. Source: Supplied

He said the conditions were standard in residential homes nationwide.

Mr Nicolau also said there was very little if any trauma support for children who had been removed from their families and placed into out-of-home care which created even more turmoil for those in the system.

He detailed the example of a nine-year-old girl who had suffered sexual abuse and was removed from her family, only to be dumped in a residential home where she was left in a room on her own.

Tragic case ... Chloe Valentine, with her grandmother, died of neglect while in the care of her mother Ashley Polkinghorne and her partner Ben McPartland Source: Supplied

Mr Nicolau said there needed to be an urgent Royal Commission into the care system to develop a framework that would provide vulnerable children with the right care needs.

"Placing more children in care is not the answer. Stopping children from coming into care in the first place is," he said.

"A Royal Commission will shine a light on this, as has been the case with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Chair of the committee, Greens Senator Rachel Siewert, said the images tabled by Mr Nicolau were "pretty confronting".

"It certainly doesn't inspire confidence that kids are getting the best support that they need in these situations," Senator Siewert said.

Liberal Senator Zed Seselja said the evidence presented by Mr Nicolau was "disturbing".

"It speaks to the fact the system is broken," he said.

"The system should prioritise putting kids in a safe, stable and loving environment."


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Do you care as much as Waleed?

On The Project, Waleed Aly delivered a very passionate expaination of renewable energy and how it impacts us in Australia. Courtesy: The Project

Getting real ... Waleed Aly stuns viewers with his report on The Project. Picture: Channel 10 Source: Supplied

WALEED Aly set Twitter alight when he delivered a surprising report on climate change that made people think twice.

The Project presenter outlined the Renewable Energy Target, which is meant to ensure that 20 per cent of electricity used in Australia comes from renewable energy sources by 2020.

Aly expressed disdain at the fact that Australia is one of few countries in the world to see a reduction in jobs and investments in the clean energy sector.

He was further frustrated by the reality that the Australian Government and the audience watching his segment "don't even care" about the issue.

"The truth is, no one cares," he said.

But his report was met with praise from viewers and respect from his fellow co-hosts Gretel Killeen and Chrissie Swan.

Do you care as much as Waleed? Tell us what you think below:


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‘Why I won’t eat KFC again’

Written By komlim puldel on Rabu, 15 April 2015 | 20.01

No longer finger lickin' good. Source: Supplied

ONE of the few people who have a copy of Colonel Sanders' secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices doesn't want to eat KFC ever again, labelling it "dreadful".

Raymond Allen was a personal friend of "the Colonel" and brought KFC to Britain but according to The Telegraph, the 87-year-old says the company has strayed so far from its original concept it's been "ruined".

"We have got one where I now live, but I would not go in there. I don't use it and I think it is dreadful. The company has ruined the product," Mr Allen said.

"Instead of staying with one good thing that was sellable, they have tried to compete with the other fast food units. They should have just stuck with the chicken."

Mr Allen did not give his verdict on whether the chicken still tasted the same as 50 years ago when he first met Harland Sanders, but his wife Shirley said the couple had visited a local KFC about a year ago.

"We had the traditional original chicken but there were so many different products it was difficult to know what to order. I don't think we will go back," she said.

Maybe they should have tried the DoubleDown burger? Source: Supplied

Or a zinger pie? Source: News Limited

Popcorn chicken? Source: Supplied

OK they could have a point ... Source: Supplied

The couple sold their business in 1973 after working hard to make it a success in the UK.

"It was slow to catch on at first because people didn't know what it was," Mr Allen said.

"In the UK in those days chicken was something you ate for Sunday dinner. It was way before its time. We had to give it away to passers-by initially.

"We would only use fresh chickens, and they had to be two and a half pounds in weight. It was initially difficult to source the chickens because of the demand."

Mr Allen still has a personal, handwritten copy of the secret recipe, which he said he had locked it in a safe.

"I have no idea how much it is worth but I would never sell it."

Remember when KFC went green and gold? Source: Supplied


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Plus-size model loses weight and her job

Plus sized model Rebecca Exton Russell has lost her job after losing 18kg. Source: Snapper Media

A PLUS-SIZE model who used to earn up to $3,000 a day has found herself out of work after losing 18kg.

Curvy Rebecca Exton-Russell, 37, posed in campaigns for big UK brands like Marks & Spencer, QVC and Dove, when she was a size 18.

But the model says she was secretly "repulsed" by her body and longed to slim down.

Plus sized model Rebecca Exton Russell says she was secretly repulsed by her body. Source: Snapper Media

Rebecca Exton Russell before her dramatic weight loss. Source: Snapper Media

After months at a boot camp she's gone from 88kg to 70kg, and now fits into size 12 clothes. But her work has completely dried up because she is too slim to fit in any outfits her clients expect her to wear.

Rebecca is now a size 12. Source: Snapper Media

Rebecca said: "I realised that I had lost all this weight but I effectively made myself redundant from my job as a model. I didn't mind because although I was always happy to smile for the cameras, I was desperately unhappy as a size 18."

"I had very little self-esteem and lost all my confidence. My body repulsed me. I knew that I needed to turn around my life and properly get in shape as I was wasting my life feeling so low."

Rebecca lost the weight after going to a military-style boot camp. Source: Snapper Media

Now that she's lost weight and work has dried up she's given up on modelling and opened a jewellery business.

She said: "I tried to carry on for a bit but it was never going to work. All the dresses I was being asked to model were way too big for me. They were hanging me off and I knew that chapter in my life had come to end."

Despite being out of a job Rebecca says she's happier now than she's ever been. Source: Snapper Media


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The best and worst jobs of 2015

Taxi drivers are unhappy with their jobs. Source: News Limited

It turns out, if you want to be happy in your career, you should study maths.

US jobs website CareerCast has released its annual Jobs Rated report, which analyses and ranks 200 professions from best to worst.

Four of the top 10 jobs in the list, which ranks professions based on a combination of income, work environment, stress and hiring outlook, focused on mathematics.

The number one job? An actuary — someone who uses mathematics, statistics and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur. Mathematician came in at number there, statistician was fourth, followed by data scientist at number six.

"Jobs in mathematics rank among the nation's best because they are financially lucrative, offer abundant opportunities for advancement and provide the opportunity to do great work in a supportive environment," CareerCast.com publisher Tony Lee said.

IT and healthcare jobs also did well, with high salaries and positive growth outlook for audiologists, biomedical engineers, dental hygienists, software engineers, occupational therapists and computer systems analysts.

The worst job? Newspaper reporter, which beat out lumberjack for the bottom position on this year's list due to its "negative growth outlook" and average annual salary of just $US36,267.

Other media jobs, including broadcaster and photojournalist, also ranked right down the bottom of the list. CareerCast.com noted, however, that those with good writing skills can often find new employment in public relations, marketing, advertising and social media, where the outlook may be brighter.

Taxi driver, soldier and firefighter also ranked among the worst jobs. "Although you might not be suited for the rigours of firefighting, serving in the military or working in the logging industry, some thrive in these dangerous and risky careers," Mr Lee said.

Thanks to declining letter volumes and cost-cutting measures, postman dropped into the 10 worst jobs for the first time this year with a growth outlook of -28.32.

The methodology for the rankings, which have been running for 20 years, includes a large number of variables. Environment — one of the four key criteria — takes into account both physical factors such as necessary energy, and emotional ones such as competitiveness.

BEST JOBS OF 2015*

1. Actuary (+3) $US94,209

2. Audiologist (+3) $US71,133

3. Mathematician (-2) $US102,182

4. Statistician (-1) $US79,191

5. Biomedical Engineer (+7) $US89,165

6. Data Scientist (N/A) $US124,149

7. Dental Hygienist (-1) $US71,102

8. Software Engineer (-1) $US9U3,113

9. Occupational Therapist (no change) $US77,114

10. Computer Systems Analyst (-2) $US81,150

WORST JOBS OF 2015*

200. Newspaper Reporter (-1) $US36,267

199. Lumberjack (+1) $US34,110

198. Enlisted Military Personnel (no change) $US28,840

197. Cook (-2) $US42,208

196. Broadcaster (no change) $US55,380

195. Photojournalist (-9) $US29,267

194. Corrections Officer (-3) $US39,163

193. Taxi Driver (+4) $US23,118

192. Firefighter (no change) $US45,264

191. Mail Carrier (-7) $US41,068

*Versus How They Fared in 2014 (With Midlevel Income)

(Source: CareerCast.com)


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Woolies’ Anzac site burns online

Written By komlim puldel on Selasa, 14 April 2015 | 20.01

Woolworths is being slammed for incorporating their own branding into a campaign to commemorate ANZAC Day. Source: Facebook

WOOLWORTHS have taken down an Anzac commemoration website after it attracted criticism for inviting users to share tributes of war dead under the slogan "fresh in our memories".

The "fresh food people" encouraged members of the public to share stories and profile-style pictures of loved ones affected by or lost to war by uploading images to a website that then branded them with woolworths logo and the phrase "Lest we Forget 1915-2015. Fresh in our memories."

The tribute was lampooned and met with some outrage on Twitter on Tuesday night.

"The Fresh in Our Memories website has been taken down this evening," Woolworths said in a statement.

"We regret that our branding on the picture generator has caused offence, this was clearly never our intention.

"Like many heritage Australian companies, we were marking our respect for ANZAC and our veterans.

The food retailer said the site was developed to give staff and customers a place to put their stories to mark the Centenary of ANZAC.

In an earlier statement, Woolworths denied the commemoration was a marketing ploy and defended its record of raising money for the Returned Services League (RSL).

Woolworths said its small logo on the site is in line with other corporately sponsored Centenary of ANZAC activity.

The site did not sitting well with some Australians — with many taking to social media to slam the campaign as tasteless. The hashtags "#FreshInOurMemories" and "#BrandzacDay" are also gaining momentum.

People are also mocking the profile picture generators by loading non-Anzac related pictures and posting the memes on social media.


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