Here's what you need to know today: May 26

GOOD morning everyone. Here's what you need to know in Gladstone today.

WEATHER

Patchy fog is expected early this morning followed by a mostly sunny afternoon. Winds will be E/SE and light tending E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. 

A top temperature of 26 is forecast after a low of 17.

Tides: High 3.74m at 4.34am and 3.68m at 5.22pm; low 0.89m at 11.03am and 1.23m at 11.31pm.

Click here for more local weather information.

ROADS

The intersection of Gladstone-Mt Larcom and Flynn Rds is being upgraded, with works involving partial lane closures so sealing works to take place.

The works will take place from 7am-5pm each day until Monday.

The Burnett Highway is closed to all traffic between Bouldercombe and Mount Morgan due to a rock slide on the Mount Morgan range. Take an alternate route to Mt Morgan via Burnett Highway, Poison Creek Rd and Razorback Rd.

Sandy Creek on Turkey Beach Road is down to a single lane on weekdays from 6am to 6pm, then two lanes after 6pm, because of roadworks.

Blackgate Road at Wooderson is closed.

WHAT'S ON

Enjoy yoga from 8am at the Women's Health Centre, corner of Derby and Buller Sts, Gladstone. Entry is by gold-coin donation.

Classes are open to all - the able and disabled, pregnant women, the elderly. Teachers are skilled in these areas.

Low-impact aerobic classes for over-50s are held from 9-10am at the Senior Citizens Centre, Port Curtis Pl Hall, Oaka Ln. For more information phone Ann on 4978 2965 or Lynn on 4978 4552.

QUEENSLAND NEWS

Despite losing a prominent MP last week, the Newman Government has seen a surge in voter support, a Galaxy poll reported on Saturday. More here.

A Rebels motorcycle gang member made threats against the victim of a crash he allegedly caused while drink-driving on the Gold Coast, police say. More here.

NATIONAL NEWS

Senior Labor frontbencher Senator Penny Wong has signalled the Opposition is prepared to negotiate on passing key parts of the Abbott Government's first budget. More here.

Fijian authorities are investigating the death of a 36-year-old Australian man who died after leaving a prominent hotel to go snorkelling on Saturday night. More here.

A two-year-old girl in hospital in a serious but stable condition after being struck in a hit and run in Adelaide on Saturday night. More here.

WORLD NEWS

Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has announced plans to form a government in exile after the military coup last week. More here.

Belgian authorities have released surveillance footage of the shooting at a Jewish museum in Brussels as their hunt for the gunman who killed at least three people intensifies. More here.

The far-right National Front has stunned France's political elite as exit polls put it on track to win European Parliament elections. More here.

Ukrainian billionaire Petro Poroshenko has claimed victory in the nation's presidential election with exit polls indicating he has won a clear majority. More here.

SPORT

Germany's Nico Rosberg has won the Monaco Grand Prix for the second year in a row to snatch back the Formula One world championship lead from Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. More here.

Tim Cahill will captain Australia against South Africa in the Socceroos' farewell match before leaving for Brazil. More here.

The Matildas lost 1-0 to world champions Japan in the final of the AFC Women's Asian Cup in Vietnam. More here.

Gary Ablett's hopes of a third Brownlow Medal could be in jeopardy after he appeared to elbow Bulldog Liam Picken. More here.

A first-half try double to centre Jack Wighton has helped snap Canberra's miserable three-match losing streak with an emphatic 42-12 NRL win over North Queensland. More here.

HISTORY

  • 1896 - The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, was crowned.
  • 1946 - A patent was filed in the United States for an H-bomb.
  • 1959 - The word "Frisbee" became a registered trademark of Wham-O.
  • 1969 - The Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.
  • 1982 - The Royal Bluebell was officially announced as the floral emblem of the Australian Capital Territory.
  • 1998 - The Grand Princess cruise ship made its inaugural cruise. The ship weighed 109,000 tons and cost about $450 million, making it the largest and most expensive cruise ship ever built.


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