YBN Nahmir – Man Down Lyrics

[Intro]
Everything Foreign Nigga
[Chorus: Chris Brown]
All I hear is gunshots (bang, bang)
Up and down my block (yeah, ow!)
It don’t never stop (ow!)
Either you in or out
I see the paramedics, news cameras, police choppers
Man down, but they don’t know who shot ’em
It’s lookin’ like The Walking Dead, zombies
Everyday a nigga D.I.E
If anybody scared, fuck from ’round me
If you ain’t with the bid’ness, get the fuck from ’round me
[Verse 1: YBN Nahmir]
Slide down on my niggas on tip (raah!)
30 shots they gon’ go through your whip (hits)
I’m the man, smokin’ nigga like a zip
Then turn around and I fuck on his bitch (bop, bop, bop, bop)
I gotta keep movin’, keep one in the Ruger (ayy)
Bullets hot, they gon’ hit your medula (yeah)
I’m chasin’ the sack, gotta get to the safe
By any means, gotta get that moolah (bop, bop, bop, bop)
It’s gun shots erywhere so, boy, you better hide (you finna hide)
If Breezy say it’s fuck you, so you know I’m finna slide (watch me slide)
Watch me do that walk up, you seen that pole, now he surprise
Hollow tips gon’ hit ’em then I’m hoppin’ in that ride (bop, bop, bop, bop)
Say the people took my brother, so I’m screamin’, “Fuck the feds”
I rather keep that blower ‘fore my mama see me dead
If a nigga run up on me, I’ma fill ’em up with lead (raah!)
.223’s hit his body, pop a nigga like some mints
If I ever hit a lick then you know I’m breakin’ bread (I’m breakin’ bread)
Niggas snitchin’ to the cops, they be talkin’ to the feds
[Chorus: Chris Brown]
All I hear is gunshots (bang, bang)
Up and down my block (yeah, ow!)
It don’t never stop (ow!)
Either you in or out (I see)
I see the paramedics, news cameras, police choppers
Man down, but they don’t know who shot ’em
It’s lookin’ like The Walking Dead, zombies (bang, bang)
Everyday a nigga D.I.E (woah, ooh)
If anybody scared, get the fuck from ’round me (bang, bang)
If you ain’t with the bid’ness, get the fuck from ’round me
[Verse 2: Chris Brown]
You better find that exit (exit)
Stop that flexin’ (stop)
Before I send you to the Reverend
All my niggas reckless, you get the message
None of y’all ain’t gon’ shoot (pow)
Niggas lame, tryna complain
Bitches still snitchin’ if you tell the truth (oh woah-oh-oh)
You ain’t ’bout shit, now leave (shit, now leave)
And now I got a dick on me (dirty clip)
I made this bitch feel my piece (yeah, yeah)
And she ain’t never felt one of these
Yeha, tell her bend over
Then I shot man down, it’s over
Then a man hit coke just like soda
Man tellin’ lie, lemme kill all the rumors
Mash up the pussy, gah run, run to her
Whine up for me, you gotta come sooner
Nigga headless, knock out the tumor
Give ’em good dick now all I hear is
[Chorus: Chris Brown]
All I hear is gunshots (bang, bang)
Up and down my block (yeah, ow!)
It don’t never stop (ow!)
Either you in or out (I see)
I see the paramedics, news cameras, police choppers
Man down, but they don’t know who shot ’em
It’s lookin’ like The Walking Dead, zombies (bang, bang)
Everyday a nigga D.I.E (woah, ooh)
If anybody scared, get the fuck from ’round me
If you ain’t with the bid’ness, get the fuck from ’round me

Majid Jordan – All Over You Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I got you, yeah
I got you, yeah
I got you in my zone baby
I feel you from a mile away
I never was the type to rush
But it difference, it was night and day
And my heart doesn’t need too much
And I never speak my mind enough
But I want you to come my way
And I won’t let this moment go to waste
[Pre-Chorus]
Handle with care, never thought I’d see the day
I want you right here, feel my love in everywhere I
Handle with care, never thought I’d see the day
I want you right here, feel my love in
[Chorus]
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you, yeah
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you
[Verse 2]
I catch you when you smile my way
I’ll catch you when I make you stay
Now put your hands around my neck
And I’ll show you what I want to say
My heart really needs this love
Yeah my body really needs this touch
And I love when you come my way
Yeah I won’t let this moment go to waste
[Pre-Chorus]
Handle with care, never thought I’d see the day
I want you right here, feel my love in everywhere I
Handle with care, never thought I’d see the day
I want you right here, feel my love in
[Chorus]
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you
Put my hand on your shoulder, pull you in closer
I want you, right here
I want you, right here
Put you hands on my neck
Put my hands on your waist
I want you, right here
I want you, right here
Put you hands on my neck
Put my hands on your waist
[Pre-Chorus]
Handle with care, never thought I’d see the day
I want you right here, feel my love in everywhere I
Handle with care, never thought I’d see the day
I want you right here, feel my love in
[Chorus]
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you
All over you (I want you, right here)
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you
All over you, all over you

Russ – Kill Them All Lyrics

This beat is crazy, shout out to me. I’m on some kill everybody shit, fuck y’all! Sometimes you just gotta get it off your chest though. I miss my old shit sometimes. Fuck it [Intro]
Yeah. I never even met y’all man, y’all so fuckin’ obsessed. All you little fuckin’, uh, D League, peasant, tier 98-ass rappers and little clickbait-ass journalists and shit, y’all can suck my dick. [Verse 1]
Yeah, I’ve been withholdin’, I really feel like explodin’
People pokin’, provokin’, I’m suffocating, I’m chokin’
The feeling that no one gets it, I just try to suppress it
I really need to express it, I really should reinvest it and go off
Off, off on you bitches
I wonder why these fuckin’ grown men always talkin’ like bitches
Y’all so obsessed with me, I’ve never even talked to you bitches
I’d run you over with my Lambo, wouldn’t stop for you bitches
I’m at my breaking point, I can wave and point
And they’ll start breaking joints so loudly, exclamation point
Rappers takin’ bribes, they be shavin’ points
I see the game from every angle, I be playin’ point
I be playin’ coach, I be playin’ owner
I be playin’ fan, and I play promoter
Gettin’ great exposure from all the hate, y’all are hustling backwards
This goes for anybody and any bum-ass rapper, pussy
[Chorus]
Now you leave me no choice
I have to kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Now you leave me no choice
I have to kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
[Verse 2]
Yeah
Any rapper can get it, I’m sending headshots, headshots
You can’t talk to me if you can’t sell out Red Rocks, Red Rocks
That’s ten thousand, watch your mouth when you speak ’bout your superiors
Premeditated murder, I’m plottin’ with my Nigerians (Yes, oh!)
Peekin’ through you, chiefin’ and eating fufu
We see what this dreamin’ grew to, arenas in Honolulu
Doin’ streams like I’m Hulu, label talks via Bluetooth
People tryna do voodoo, this zoo is making me coo-coo
And fuck the media and the politics in this industry
The snakes and the lies and the gossip in this industry
And fuck these WWE-ass rappers
High school mentality, glee-ass rappers
Fake family ties, y’all say brother too much
Y’all get played by the same women, y’all say you love her too much
And y’all be runnin’ from the truth, y’all take cover too much
I’m gettin’ tired of this shit, man, enough is enough
[Chorus]
Now you leave me no choice
I have to kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Now you leave me no choice
I have to kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
[Verse 3]
Yeah
Rappers dissin’ for attention that the music ain’t gettin’
I understand, it’s frustratin’ watching my rapper descent
Watching arenas sell out, watching my plaques multiply
When you don’t headline a tour, and when you drop they don’t buy
But you got followers though, but what they followin’ for
But that’s ’cause most of them are fake, let me let your followers know
That y’all be payin’ social media agencies twenty thou’ every month
Just to comment, like, and follow your account
It’s all a front, y’all are glorified Instagram entertainers
Got millions of followers, but can’t even sell out your basement
Y’all droppin’ antics and skits ’cause you can’t drop a hit
Flashin’ jewelry, posting lean, poppin’ Xanax for clicks
Infatuated with designer, costume shop carollers
Bunch of crackheads and clowns, bunch of Boondocks characters
Damn, y’all not scarin’ us with your Internet loose lips
I be at the same festivals y’all don’t do shit
[Chorus]
Now you leave me no choice
I have to kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Now you leave me no choice
I have to kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
Kill ’em all (kill ’em all)
[Outro]
Man, I don’t even like that it’s this easy to write whole songs and shit about this type of shit. I hope the fans understand that sometimes I really be tryna leave this shit, man.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Murda Lyrics

[Intro: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
Oh-oh well, yeah yeah
Dubba AA-Flex
Oh wit’ it, anything wit’ it, takin’ my time wit’ it
And I ain’t scared to die
[Pre-Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
I told ’em I’m dyin’ wit’ it, I’ll never change up
They say that how I’m livin’ that I need to wake up
I’m slangin’ that iron wit’ it, they’ll never frame us
They want me dead but I ain’t scared, I got my change up
This is the sound
[Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
It’s a murder, yeah, they screamin’ out murder, yeah
They steady screamin’ it’s a murder
They gotta take my soul, I been thuggin’ since a youngin’
Motherfuck which way he go, yeah yeah
[Verse 1: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
Motherfuck that talkin’, run down on him hunnid shots on dat drum
Said they want me but I ain’t scared, we go to war where I’m from
Most of my niggas up in jail and half got killed by a gun
187 we be wildin’, all I know is redrum
When I say that it’s up they gon’ it lay down
2 up under my belt, we don’t play around
400 shots in the car when it go down
Step on all of them before the sun down
Steady talkin’ like he wit’ it, he say he gon’ kill me
You know for a fact I don’t stand down
Bust your head for my nigga, I shoot ’til it’s empty
Ain’t no shakin’ back when I run down
[Pre-Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
I told ’em I’m dyin’ wit’ it, I never change up
They say that how I’m livin’ that I need to wake up
I’m slangin’ that iron wit’ it, they’ll never frame us
They want me dead but I ain’t scared, I got my change up
[Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
It’s a murder, yeah, they screamin’ out murder, yeah
They steady screamin’ it’s a murder
They gotta take my soul, I been thuggin’ since a youngin’
Motherfuck which way he go, yeah yeah
[Verse 2: Trippie Redd]
Pussy nigga it’s a murder, 187 send your ass to heaven, and send your family blessings
Hit you with the Smith and Wesson
Or beat your ass like Tekken and told your pussy ass to check in
That’s what you get for flexin’, I told you I was destined
I told you I was stressin’ not to reach into my weapon
Five-SeveN cave your chest in, pop you niggas send a message
All for the love of the murder, murder
And I got no time to play, know I keep a fuckin’ K
And it’ll blow your fuckin’ brain away, Trippie insane
No I never changed, just go some change
Ain’t nothin’ to get you wacked up, act hard
It ain’t chess or checkers bitch, nigga at all
Betta live your fuckin’ best life, Lil Duval
Like Cleo, it’s 1400, 800 gang, bitch we set it off
[Pre-Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
I told ’em I’m dyin’ wit’ it, I never change up
They say that how I’m livin’ that I need to wake up
I’m slangin’ that iron wit’ it, they’ll never frame us
They want me dead but I ain’t scared, I got my change up
[Chorus: YoungBoy Never Broke Again]
It’s a murder, yeah, they screamin’ out murder, yeah
They steady screamin’ it’s a murder
They gotta take my soul, I been thuggin’ since a youngin’
Motherfuck which way he go, yeah yeah
[Outro]
This is the sound

Dan Bull – Spiderman! Spider Man! Hyphenated as Spider-Man! Lyrics

Who despite gravity trying is declining to fall
One can only imagine the flipping size of his balls
Well that’s me known as Spiderman or Spidey
And I’m called Peter Parker really though I should be Peter Parkour
Leaping through the dark gloomy city coming at you
Weaving over roofs like a traditional thatcher
So no matter your stance or your status or statue
You, bad guys, are flies and I’m going to catch you
This one’s for Gwen and uncle Ben, dedicated to Aunt May
I’m the man you dress up as when you’re too lazy to cosplay
[Chorus 1]
Spider-man, Spider-man
Does whatever a spider can (hey)
Spider-man, Spider-man
He’s not a mutant, it’s an overactive thyroid gland (wo)
Spider-man, Spider-man
I’m delivering this line from my diaphragm (hey)
Spider-man, Spider-man
If you still don’t get it – here’s a diagram (ey)
[Verse 2]
I’m Iron Man but without the massive salary
I’m Bruce Wayne if he had a loving family
I’m Bruce Banner but without being ripped or angry
I’m the Black Panther but without much of a tan on me
I’m the Flash if he hadn’t even ran at speed
I’m Jean Grey but with a double a cup mammary
I’m Deadpool if he lacked a personality
I’m James Gunn without directing Guardians of the Galaxy-oh
I’ll just pop out for a vertical jog
Where buildings penetrate the sky like a cervical swab
I started at the bottom now I’m traversing atop
A massive phallic symbol as if it’s my personal knob
Err, you’ll have to take my word for it, but I’m this handsome
Definitely not a virgin
My dick Branson
Oh sorry, I just went off on a big tangent
But now I’m trapping you in the web like Chris Hansen
[Chorus 2]
Spider-man, Spider-man
Does whatever a spider can (hey)
Spider-man, Spider-man
Goes hard like a penile implant (wo)
Spider-man, Spider-man
Does whatever a spider can (hey)
Apart from eating their mate during copulation that we know of anyway
Spider-man, Spider-man
Spider-man
[Verse 3]
I’m a happy kind of rapper guy
No grime pretense
Yeah, I’m a little camp but so are tiny tents
Look, in my defense, I can’t rely on my spidey sense and I can’t deny that I’m immense so why pretend? It’s kind of dense
I’m the headliner, you guys are the side events
I fly across the skyline while you try to climb a fence
High flying Fashionista wrapped in tight lycra
Defying expectations of my critics like bycra
Say I can’t swing roof to roof – that’s fake news
It’s not up to me to prove the truth
So if you dispute then I refuse to tiptoe
You can take it straight up with Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
It’s risky like investing into P2P crypto
Or expecting to see Diplo at the D of E disco
So come along to my swingers club
I’ll bring the white stuff if you bring the bub
I’ve got a thing for Kinbaku
The kink I love and don’t be scared if you find a spider in the tub
I’m here to help you get over arachnophobia
So don’t be afraid
You’re like a cobweb when I blow you away
[Chorus 3]
Spider-man, Spider-man
Does whatever a spider can (hey)
Spider-man, Spider-man
Gets ASMR during an eye exam (wo)
Spider-man, Spider-man
Never constipated, thanks to high fibre bran (hey)
Let me promote for a mo, hope you don’t mind the spam
This track’s on Google Music, Spotify and Tidal, damn (ey) [Verse 1]
Have you ever seen a man climbing a wall
Up the side of a building that is decidedly tall?

‘I hold my head high’: Teen drag queen’s life in a country town

(ABC Tropical North: Sophie Meixner)
“A lot of people say ‘you shouldn’t wear makeup because you’re beautiful, you’re just covering up your natural beauty’,” he said.”I’m not doing it to cover anything up, I’m doing it because I think I look awesome in it.”I don’t wear [makeup] because I’m self-obsessed, I wear it because I’m self-conscious, because when I’m the boy Kyle I can’t really be open and flamboyant like I am now.”But when I’m wearing all this makeup and the costumes, I’m free to be as flamboyant as I want to be and do whatever I like because I feel the top of the world when I’m like this.”

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Kyle tests his makeup designs on himself before applying them to clients. He regularly walks around Clermont in full drag, including padding to create breasts and hips, stiletto heels, false eyelashes, and heavy makeup.”I get catcalls all the time but I just hold my head high,” he said.”I go and eat dinner, go to the shops, or do what I was planning to do that day or night.”

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Kyle first tried applying eyeshadow when he was 13. (ABC Tropical North: Sophie Meixner)
Bullied for being gayKyle came out as gay to his family and friends when he was 13.”A lot of people ask me ‘when did you know’, but there’s not really one day you wake up and you’re like ‘hey, I’m gay’,” he said.”You just grow up knowing you’re different.”For me, I dressed up in women’s clothes for fun and put on makeup. You’re in a small town like this, you’re going to upset people by dressing the way you do or being feminine’,” he said.”But the only way this town is going to change is if you get more people like me in it.”And if I have to be the first one to do it, I’m bloody going to be the first one to do it, because it takes one to build an army.”Kyle said he had never seen another drag queen in Clermont and found most of his role models online.”When I was 12, I needed to see there was someone else like me because I had no-one,” he said.”I’m trying to be that person that I needed at that age, and if I can help one person, it’s worth it.”‘Doing what I love’Makeup is an escape for Kyle and is now becoming his career. Photo:
Kyle’s makeup business in Clermont is going well and he is building up a strong base of clientele. I was always an effeminate child, it was just my personality.”Being an openly gay teenager in conservative regional Queensland is an isolating experience. Photo:
Kyle said he refused to tone down his personality or put himself back into the closet to placate others. (Supplied: Kyle Andrews)
Earlier this year, Kyle left school midway through Year 11, after enduring what he said was “horrible” homophobic bullying.But the only way he could leave school was if he was studying, so he earned a place in a makeup academy and has recently started a makeup business in Clermont.”I would spend every single day after school on YouTube watching people do makeup and watching the different techniques,” he said.”Now I’m becoming a certified makeup artist [and] I’m proud of not letting people put me down.”I’m just happy with how I’ve turned out and what I’m becoming, and that I’m doing what I love.” (ABC Tropical North: Sophie Meixner)
“A lot of people tell me ‘why don’t you just tone it down? (ABC Tropical North: Sophie Meixner)
“Being different in this small town, you have to grow up fast, you have to grow a thick skin, you have to become an adult, otherwise you just crumble,” he said.”Kids aren’t designed to handle [this kind of] stress so you have to not be a kid, you have to be the adult.”Freedom of dressing in dragDressing in drag allows Kyle to transcend his life in Clermont and be whoever he wants to be.”I get a chance to be someone else and be a different person,” he said.”I’m not that shy little boy who has no friends, or is lonely, or upset about who he is.”I’m a completely different person who is at the top of the world.”Despite enduring criticism for his appearance, Kyle walks proudly through the streets of the country town in drag. Photo:
Kyle said he had been welcomed and supported by the LGBT community in central Queensland.
What gender should a drag queen be?
On the main street of Clermont, where cattle farmers and miners do their shopping, you’ll occasionally see a teenage drag queen going about his day.Sixteen-year-old Kyle Andrews has lived in his small central Queensland hometown almost all his life.

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Biodegradable film brings ‘higher cotton yield at less cost to the environment’

(Landline: Courtney Wilson)
The cost to put a crop under film varies from about $200 to $330 per hectare, depending on row spacing.”So obviously we’ve got to make a bale a hectare more, at $500 a bale, to sort of make it worthwhile,” Mr Clapham said.”Because you’re not doing it to break even — you want to make a bit more money out of it.”

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Mr McGrath said the film was a blend of starches, low density polymers and minerals which oxidise and break down. Photo:
China uses “unsustainable” polyethylene for cotton growing. 9)
The manual nature of the industry means heavy and expensive machinery like the film layer is totally foreign.”We’ve been trialling the product over there for three years,” Mr McGrath said.”We have a level of certification from the authorities over there now, to start to put the product out commercially.”Depending on the type of soil, the biodegradable film takes between six and eight weeks to break down.After 90 days, it is completely gone.Learn more about this story on Sunday Landline at 12:30pm. We’ve also achieved that on the Texas pan handle.”

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After the pink and cream flowers are pollinated, they are replaced by cotton balls — ready to be harvested, ginned and put into bales. (Supplied: David McGrath)
“It helps us get cotton in a little bit earlier, it creates a greenhouse effect for the cotton, keeps it warmer, helps it grow quicker, little bit of water efficiency, things like that,” David McGrath, chief of One Crop, said.”There’s potential with the same amount of water to increase the yield — I’d like to think up to 50 per cent.”We’ve come close to that — very close to that — here on the Darling Downs. (Landline: Courtney Wilson)
Nic Clapham is a third-generation cotton grower at Cecil Plains, on the central Darling Downs. They have no biodegradables.”They send like an army of people in to just roll it [the plastic] up by hand, and it’s a mess, its completely unsustainable.”But finding a place in the Chinese cotton market has proven tricky. Still, he said he remained optimistic.”The first year it got hailed out, we grew that cotton out and we still saw a bale per hectare or better than a bale a hectare under that film, even in the hailed-out scenario,” Mr Clapham said.”Last year was probably our best representative trial against non-film cotton — [it was a] very dry year, it had a very cold start, and the cotton not under film we had to replant twice due to the very cold start, and the stuff under film we got to grow through.”

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David McGrath from One Crop with cotton grower Nic Clapham at Cecil Plains. (Source: Environmental Research Letters, Vol. An innovative technology in the Australian cotton industry is gaining a foothold overseas.Some years ago, scientists in Queensland began trialling the use of an unlikely piece of material — biodegradable film — to boost yield and maximise water usage.The film is laid at the same time as the seed is planted.By trapping the thermal units from the sun, it raises the soil temperature several degrees, which is beneficial for getting cotton seeds established. He has been experimenting with growing his crop under film to give his cotton an early boost, and potentially reduce or redirect water usage.”It sounded like an innovative idea and we’re always looking at new things,” he said.”I thought that was something we could potentially do to improve our cotton.”This season on Mr Clapham’s property there is no cotton in the ground where it normally would be, after it was hailed out for the second year running. Photo:
A comparison of plants with and without biodegradable film. (Landline: Courtney Wilson)
Like with all new ideas, the journey to bring biodegradable film to Australia’s cotton industry has not been without hurdles.”Good ideas are not necessarily good ideas unless they can be commercially rolled out,” Mr McGrath said.Following field trials several years ago in Central Queensland, Mr McGrath was put in touch with Michael Freeman from Norseman, a company that makes precision planters.”They needed us to develop some machinery to lay it on a commercially viable broadacre scale,” Mr Freeman said.”So we spent 2015 and 2016 developing the machinery, and the last couple of years have been spent demonstrating [and] putting in field trials, both here in Australia and in the US.”The front end is exactly the style of planter that would be used to plant sorghum or cotton with — what’s different is the back end of it.”In the same pass we plant the seed and then lay the degradable film over the top of it.”

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It is much the same as a standard planter, but the back is modified to lay biodegradable film. 9, No. (Landline)
More data, collected over several years, is required to gauge how big of an impact the film makes in terms of water efficiency and yield.But Mr Freeman, who has spent the past couple of years working his way across the United States putting cotton and other crops under film — including corn and hemp — said the results spoke for themselves.”In our first season in the US we put in 50 acres over half a dozen sites, and this season in the US we put in 300-odd acres over 12 sites in nine states,” Mr Freeman said.”We’ve had some of the best results we’ve ever had in west Texas — we had a dryland cotton crop there that’s put on an extra 40 per cent yield.”Gaining a foothold in the US market has been a huge coup, given the size and scale of crops grown that could potentially be put under film.The next big goal is China”There’s 2 million hectares of cotton in Xinjiang, and 100 per cent of that crop is using plastic,” Mr McGrath said.”Because it can snow maybe two to three times around planting, which cotton does not like, they’ve been using just a straight polyethylene film for maybe 20 years to create a greenhouse.”It’s not pretty, but they absolutely rely on it.
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September 08, 2018 06:51:31

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The biodegradable film is laid when the seed is planted.
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Lost paintings by renowned artist Pixie O’Harris discovered and brought back to life

1951 by unknown, from the National Portrait Gallery Collection, Canberra. (ABC News: Emma Siossian)
Pixie O’Harris was born in 1903 and came to Australia from Wales with her family in 1920.She went on to become a much loved writer and illustrator of many famous children’s stories including The Babes in the Wood, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood (1940) and The Pixie O’Harris Nursery Rhyme Book (1980).It’s hard not to be enchanted by her colourful, whimsical images, and fantasy characters, which many people will remember from their childhood.”I sort of think of them as a Where’s Wally painting, because there’s so many little elves and fairies and babies hiding in the bushes and the trees and the hollows,” Ms Roberts said.”They are whimsical, they usually have children in them, and wildlife.”I think that’s why kids of today still love these paintings, they can relate to them and pick out little things we don’t notice as adults.”

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An exhibtion of Pixie O’Harris paintings, including these which have been found in Taree and haven’t been viewed for years, will be held at the Manning Regional Gallery in Taree in 2020. (Supplied: Janine Roberts)
Search underway for more artworksMs Roberts and Ms Teerman arranged for the paintings to be moved to the Manning Regional Art Gallery for safe keeping and have also planned to put them back in the public spotlight.”We are looking at having conservation work done on them,” Ms Roberts said.”We are also planning an exhibition in 2020 to bring the Pixie paintings back to life and remind the community about these works that many people remember as little children seeing in the hospital.”

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Janine Roberts and Penny Teerman have been driving the MidCoast Stories project, which aims to bring to life history and heritage and has led to some amazing discoveries, including the forgotten Pixie O’Harris artworks. Photo:
A portrait of Pixie O’Harris c. A collection of lost paintings by renowned artist and author, Pixie O’Harris, has been unearthed in an old country hospital storeroom.A search is now underway for more missing works so they can be shared with the public.The path to the paintings’ discovery began after Janine Roberts and Penny Teerman, residents on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, saw an old newspaper article which mentioned the existence of Pixie O’Harris paintings at their local public hospital, at Taree.They decided to investigate, as part of a local history project, and it turned out to be a classic tale of treasures hidden in an attic, or in this case, an old storage room.”So we contacted the hospital and eventually we were able to locate 17 of the paintings, they’d been taken off the walls and were in a storeroom on the 7th floor in an old building, behind some filing cabinets,” Ms Roberts said.”I think people had forgotten the value of these paintings and new people coming into the hospital didn’t realise these precious treasures were there.”

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This painting, ‘The Sleeping Princess’ was another of the Pixie O’Harris paintings found in the storeroom. (Supplied: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra)
The legacy of Pixie O’Harris, who died in 1991, continues to be honoured through the annual Pixie O’Harris Award, for those working in the field of children’s literature.The story of the discovered Pixie O’Harris artworks is featured on the recently launched Midcoast Stories website. (ABC News: Emma Siossian)
Lost paintings part of hospital mural seriesLater in her career, Ms O’Harris decided to brighten the atmosphere of hospitals, which she found dull and uninspiring. (ABC News: Emma Siossian)
As part of those plans, they also put a call out to other hospitals across NSW, and to local residents, to try and find other lost paintings.”They may not know what they are, but if they see some of the pictures we have, it may trigger a memory and get them looking,” Ms Roberts said.”We also do have seven paintings that we think might still be floating around Taree too, we’d also love to collect those paintings too, and bring them back with the whole collection.”Alan Todd was involved in recovering another Pixie O’Harris painting, in the NSW Hunter Region, which is now at National Trust property, Grossman House.”They are part of our heritage, development can take so many things away and these things can be forgotten, so it’s great to preserve them,” Mr Todd said. She created a series of fairy-style murals and paintings in about 50 children’s hospital wards, nurseries, health centres and schools across New South Wales.It was a collection of those works, which had once been displayed in the Manning River District Hospital in Taree, which were found in the old storeroom.They were painted by Ms O’Harris with her brother Olaf in 1957 and were part of a series of 24 murals for the children’s ward, featuring scenes from stories including Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty and Robin Hood.”By the time she painted for the hospital in Taree, she realised by painting on boards that the paintings wouldn’t be lost, before she had painted murals on hospital walls which were later painted over, or completely demolished,” Ms Roberts said.”So we feel like we have this special collection of Pixie paintings.”

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This painting of a seaside scene will be included in an exhibition of Pixie O’Harris paintings at the Manning Regional Gallery in 2020.
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This Pixie O’Harris painting was discovered in an old storeroom in the Manning Base Hospital.

Fight for survival: The unique ecology of outback South Australia

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Much like introduced animals like cats, Dr Reid said the dingo likely could get enough moisture from its prey to sustain it through drought.”And they have all sorts of behavioural mechanisms like sheltering in their den, keeping out of the sun during the day and restricting their activities to night,” he said.The impact of pastoralismPastoralism has been ongoing in the Innamincka Regional Reserve for more than 130 years.In fact, the Reserve is open to several industries, including pastoralism and mining.However, despite that, Dr Reid said we still don’t know if the native animals had been affected by industry. (ABC News: Gary-Jon Lysaght)
“Lake Goyder, which is the biggest of the Coongie Lakes, has a series of islands along the northern margin,” Dr Reid said.”Under the very big flood conditions, I’ve seen a colony of up to about 50,000 Australian pelicans breeding there.”The pelicans have flown in from all over the coastline of Australia to form this massive breeding colony and, of course, they’re feeding on fish.”Dr Reid said it was not yet known how pelicans became aware of the significant flood event so far from the coast.How do fish survive a drought?The Coongie Lakes are a series of fresh water lakes that sit along the northern edge of Cooper Creek, about 100 kilometres north of the Innamincka township.Dr Reid said these fish had evolved to allow them to survive, even through the harshest of droughts. When it rains, the Innamincka Regional Reserve is a hive of activity, with tourists flocking to see the water source and animals nesting and living with abundant sources of food and water.But when the good times end, and the water subsides, the many animals that call this region home have adapted in a unique way to survive even the harshest droughts.The Reserve is in South Australia’s far north-east corner, 1,000 kilometres from both Adelaide and Brisbane.Julian Reid is an ecologist with the Australian National University and has been researching the Reserve for almost 40 years.Dr Reid said many animal species lived along the creek full-time, but others only visited during periods of floods — including pelicans. Photo:
Pelicans can fly up to 1,000 kilometres to the Innamincka Regional Reserve after flood events. (ABC News: Gary-Jon Lysaght)
But Dr Reid said even they would feel the pinch during periods of extended drought.”They’d like to drink regularly — most days if they can,” he said.”Being a highly structurally societal animal, the prized territories would be those permanent waterholes. Photo:
Innamincka, being north of the dog-fence, has a strong population of dingoes. (ABC News: Gary-Jon Lysaght)
There are a few permanent water holes in the Coongie Lakes and Cooper Creek system.”The deepest is Cullyamurra waterhole on the Cooper Creek, just upstream of Innamincka,” Dr Reid said.”Even though the birds can fly out when things start to dry out, the aquatic animals, like the turtles, the fish, they have to retreat back to those few permanent waterholes.”Those few deep, permanent water holes are absolutely critical to the persistence of all that aquatic richness.”Dr Reid said the waterholes protect the species during drought and allowed them to have population explosions during the next flood event.Unique and colourful bird speciesDuring periods of abundance, many parrot and finch species can be found at the Innamincka Regional Reserve, including some that are unique to the region. Photo:
The Cooper Creek is home to many types of birds and mammals. (ABC News: Gary-Jon Lysaght)
Dr Reid said only the “wisest” sedentary birds would be able to survive the drought periods and take advantage of sporadic localised thunderstorms.Moisture from their preyBeing north of the dog fence, the Innamincka Regional Reserve is home to dingoes, one of Australia’s only native predators. Photo:
Alpha male dingoes live around the permanent water sources. Photo:
Tree martins live at the Innamincka Regional Reserve. (ABC News: Gary-Jon Lysaght)
“There is a distinct sub-species of red-rumped parrot — a pale coloured form — that occurs in that Innamincka region,” Dr Reid said.”Because they have evolved into this distinctively paler population, then they must have gotten in there some time ago — long before humans — and adapted.”They have a limited ability to fly around, they don’t rocket around the country like those water birds.”Dr Reid said the permanent waterholes allowed the red-rumped parrot to survive in the region during drought times.Other bird species, including fairy wrens and tree martins also live in the region.Tree martins nest in small hollows in river red gum and coolabah trees. Photo:
Dr Reid said tree martins build their nests in tree hollows along the Cooper Creek. (ABC News: Gary-Jon Lysaght)
“There have been very few large enough studies done to examine critically the impacts of pastoralism,” Dr Reid said.However, he said compared with other farming practices, pastoralism had a much smaller effect on the natural environment.”Any farming which involves the clearance of landscapes, the destruction of all the native vegetation, the impacts of that are well documented and they are very severe,” he said.”The impacts of pastoralism are far less severe because the native vegetation is not cleared.”A good land manager can recognise when [cattle are] starting to affect the perennial vegetation and that’s when the cattle should be sold off or sent down south.” Photo:
More research is needed into the impact pastoralism is having at the Innamincka Regional Reserve.
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Red-rumped parrots, commonly known as grass parrots. (ABC News: Gary-Jon Lysaght)

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