Update – Assault and attempted robbery, Slacks Creek

Qld Police Media 28 August 2015

Police investigating the assault of convenience store owner during an attempted robbery in Slacks Creek continue to appeal for information and have released a CCTV still image of a man that may be able to assist with their enquiries.
Around 6.40pm on Friday August 21, a man entered the store on Duke Street, and grabbed the male store owner in a headlock.
A scuffle ensued and the 60-year-old store owner was punched and wrestled to the ground. The store owner managed to pull a black balaclava off the man’s face during the incident, causing the man to run off empty-handed.
The store owner received minor injuries as a result of the incident.
Police are appealing for anyone that may have information which could assist investigations to contact local police.

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New CLSI document – M52 – Verification of Commercial Microbial Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Systems

M52 Verification of Commercial Microbial Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Systems – 1st Edition. CLSI document M52 (2015)

This guideline includes recommendations for verification of commercial US Food and Drug Administration–cleared microbial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing systems by clinical laboratory professionals to fulfill regulatory or quality assurance requirements for the use of these systems for diagnostic testing.

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New CLSI document – QMS11-Ed2: Nonconforming Event Management

QMS11-Ed2: Nonconforming Event Management –  2nd Edition (2015)

Grounded in the principles of quality management, risk management, and patient safety, this guideline provides an outline and content for developing a program to manage a laboratory’s nonconforming events.

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Brisbane crime: Mystery surrounds the murder of a police officer and married woman outside Boggo Road Gaol

The Courier Mail Kate Kyriacou August 26, 2015

MARY Christie’s daughter had been dead two days and buried one when a woman arrived at the house to pay her respects.
It was Christmas afternoon, 1926, and the woman had arrived without warning to knock at the door.
“I’ve come to offer my sympathy,” Theresa Cumming told her. It was an awkward conversation. She wasn’t sure if Mary would accept any sympathy from her.
Mary’s daughter was dead. But so was Theresa’s husband.
Two days earlier, Mary’s daughter Eileen Walsh had been found dead on a railway reserve near Boggo Road Gaol. She’d been shot in the face.
Beside her was Acting Sergeant Marquis Cumming – a married father of five who had apparently been having an affair. His body was found inches from hers. A bullet had entered the back of his scull – execution style. Their clothing was out of place. They’d been caught out.

Read more: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-crime-mystery-surrounds-the-murder-of-a-police-officer-and-married-woman-outside-boggo-road-gaol/story-fntwpug1-1227499389111?from=public_rss

Oakey and Warwick hospital errors ‘contributed’ to deaths

The Courier Mail 28 August 2015

A SERIES of “errors, misunderstandings and failures” by medical staff at two Darling Downs hospitals contributed to the deaths of a teenage girl and woman, 86, a coroner has found.
The failure of an on-call doctor at Oakey Hospital to have his phone charged, when a nurse tried to call him about Mrs Verris Wright’s deterioration, was “inexcusable”, Deputy State Coroner John Lock said.
Mr Lock was delivering joint findings into the sepsis-related deaths of Verris Dawn Wright, 86, at Oakey Hospital in 2013 and Jasmyn Carter-Maher, 17, at Warwick Hospital in 2014.

Read more: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/oakey-and-warwick-hospital-errors-contributed-to-deaths/story-fnihsrf2-1227502605467?from=public_rss

SA murderers to appeal amid challenges to evidence by former pathologist Colin Manock

The Advertiser [SA] July 21, 2015

CONVICTED murderers are poised to launch a wave of criminal appeals challenging the evidence of former state chief forensic pathologist Dr Colin Manock in a bid to clear their names.
At least 20 potential appeals are being worked on in the wake of Henry Keogh’s murder conviction being overturned and a retrial scheduled for next March.
The majority of those appeals will rely heavily on perceived flaws in the forensic evidence of Dr Manock, which was a crucial element of the successful Keogh appeal.

Read more: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/sa-murderers-to-appeal-amid-challenges-to-evidence-by-former-pathologist-colin-manock/story-fni6uo1m-1227449977585

Drug gurus profile chemicals in fight to tackle Victoria’s ice scourge

Herald Sun Alex White  August 27, 2015

NEW forensic drug gurus have begun work in the fight to tackle Victoria’s ice scourge.
Chemical profilers have been put to work at a Melbourne lab which will allow police to map the territories of drug syndicates operating across the state.
Two scientists have begun chemical profiling with another six to be hired under the state Government’s $45.5 million Ice Action Plan.
Police Commissioner Graham Ashton said the new labs are a step forward in the fight against drugs.

Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/drug-gurus-profile-chemicals-in-fight-to-tackle-victorias-ice-scourge/story-fni0fit3-1227500851114