Ambulance NSW

Man’s fingers ripped off in motorbike mishap

A MAN has been airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital after losing several fingers in an accident in NSW.

It’s understood the man was trying to lift a motorbike onto a trailer at Tabulam, west of Casino, when the bike slipped and severed three of his fingers.

The man, who is believed to be aged in his early 30s, was initially treated by ambulance paramedics while they waited for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter to arrive at the scene.

Its crew took over treating the man before flying him to the Gold Coast hospital for treatment.

Gold Coast girl missing for 3 weeks could be in NSW

A Gold Coast family is growing increasingly concerned about the welfare of their teenage daughter.

The 14-year-old has not been seen since she left home on Tuesday November 7, and was reported missing.

Family members have told police they believe she is travelling with a teenage boy in New South Wales and may be in the Hay or Wagga Wagga area.

Elizabeth Desbleds (pictured below) is described as Caucasian, approximately 170cm tall, with a thin build, long brown hair and hazel eyes.

Image: Supplied

Anyone who sees Elizabeth or believes they know her whereabouts is urged to contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

The Gold Coast ‘Black Friday’ shopping sales you need to know about

Gold Coast retailers will today cash in on the multi-million dollar Black Friday shopping frenzy.

Millions of people wait all year for the annual sale day, which is regarded as the biggest shopping day on the calendar in the United States.

myGC can confirm a bunch of individual retailers at two of the Gold Coast’s biggest shopping centres – Robina Town Centre and Pacific Fair – will join in on the American tradition and slash their prices, with some stores offering up to 65% off.

The sales will kick into gear from Friday November 24, with some promotions stretching out over the weekend.

Some of the most highly sought after brands will be taking part, including ZARA, Lorna Jane, Cotton On, Smiggle and Sephora.

myGC put in a few calls to try and find some of the best Black Friday bargains and this is what we found:

Robina Town Centre

ZARA – 50% off on selected items* (24 November)

Lorna Jane – up to 40% off* (23 – 26 November)

Cotton On Mega – 30% storewide* (23 – 24 November)

Smiggle – 30% off selected Smuggle goodies* (23rd – 26th November)

Factorie – nothing over $30 storewide* (24 November)

Sass & Bide – 15% off full price (24 – 26 November)

Tigerlily – 20% off full price (24 – 26 November)

*T&Cs apply.

Pacific Fair

Priceline – 50% off cosmetics (23 – 24 November)

General Pants Co – 25% off (24 November)

ZARA – 50% off (24 November)

ZARA Home – 20% off (24 November)

Dissh – 20% off (24 November)

Sephora – 15% off (24 November)

Ugg – 30% off slippers (23 – 26 November)

Tigerlily – 20% off (24 – 26 November)

Coach – 20% off (24 – 26 November)

Lorna Jane – 40% off (23 – 26 November)

Michael Kors – Up to 50% off (24 – 26 November)

*T&Cs apply.

Georgie Gardner

REVEALED: The Today Show’s new co-host has been announced!

Long-time TODAY Show viewers will be seeing a familiar face back on their TV screens, with much-loved presenter Georgie Gardner confirmed as the breakfast show’s new co-host.

TODAY revealed the much-anticipated news via social media on Thursday.

“We’re very excited to announce Georgie Gardner is coming back to TODAY! Welcome home, Georgie!” the breakfast program tweeted.

Gardner will be replacing Lisa Wilkinson, who announced her departure from the show in October after failing to reach a deal on a new contract.

Wilkinson, who will be joining Network 10 from next year, was one of the first people to congratulate Georgie on the role.

Ms Gardner told NINE she was “deeply honoured and grateful” to be returning after three years away from the breakfast program.

Here’s exactly what Adani’s Carmichael mine means for Queensland

This Saturday, Queenslanders will go to the ballot box for an election. One of the biggest issues is the controversial Carmichael coal mine proposed by Indian mining giant Adani. Here’s what it means for Queensland, Australia and the world if the mine goes ahead.

The Conversation

Madeleine De Gabriele, Deputy Editor: Energy + Environment, The Conversation; Michael Hopkin, Section Editor: Energy + Environment, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, Deputy Multimedia Editor, The Conversation

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.