September 29, 2006 – 3:14PM
The special public memorial held last week in honour of the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, will be released on DVD, his manager and long-time friend says.
John Stainton today announced the service titled He Changed Our World, staged at the Crocoseum at the Irwin family’s Australia Zoo wildlife park on the Sunshine Coast last Wednesday, would be available by October 14 through EMI Music Australia.
Up to 300 million people around the world watched the service, which featured tributes from international stars Russell Crowe, Cameron Diaz, Hugh Jackman and Justin Timberlake.
All royalties from the special edition DVD would go to Steve’s Wildlife Warriors fund to support work with endangered species, habitat protection and running the zoo’s wildlife hospital.”
We have been overwhelmed by the reaction to the television broadcast, which seems to have captured the love and emotion that filled the 5000-seat Crocoseum,” Mr Stainton said in a statement.
EMI Music Australia’s managing director, John O’Donnell, said the DVD contributed to “the preservation of Steve’s memory”.
Irwin died after a stingray plunged its barb into his chest in a freak accident off the far north Queensland coast on September 4, prompting shock and disbelief worldwide.AAP
Crikey! Irwin memorial for sale on DVD – National – smh.com.au
Warrior wristbands boost Irwin’s work | The Sunday Mail
LITTLE Jemima Moore is a typical Queensland nine-year-old. She loves her family, her mates and animals.Which is why she can’t wait to become a Wildlife Warrior and get one of The Sunday Mail’s special Wildlife Warrior wristbands in two weeks.
“They look great and all my friends want one,” Jemima said. “Especially as the money goes to helping animals.”
Release of the stylish, green wristbands with Wildlife Warrior embossed on them follows months of planning between The Sunday Mail and the original Wildlife Warrior Steve Irwin as a means of raising much-needed funds for his Wildlife Warrior Worldwide conservation charity.
With the backing of Irwin’s family and WWW, The Sunday Mail, a proud sponsor of the charity, is pressing ahead with the initiative.The wristbands will be available from newsagents for $1 on presentation of a token from The Sunday Mail with all proceeds going to Wildlife Warriors Worldwide.
Irwin’s daughter Bindi, who has vowed to continue her father’s wildlife crusade, will become the face of WWW, starting with the wristband campaign.
So get ready for The Sunday Mail on October 15 and buy a WWW wristband in the knowledge all proceeds are going to help achieve the Irwin dream.
jellyfish, originally uploaded by WillShoot.
All of these jellyfish photos were taken in the wild and come from all over the world. No namby pamby aquarium shots here. Australia has many jellyfish but in the tropics the ones everyone worries about are the box jellyfish and the Irukandji. They can be absolutely deadly especially to young children. Thankfully something as simple as a lycra stinger suit or even pantyhose can provide enough of a barrier from the tentacles to save your life. So when the water starts to warm up, you would be absolutely mad if you didn’t wear something.
Thankfully good old white vinegar can cause the tentacles to release and stop injecting their toxins so if you are crazy enough to swim on the beaches in northern Australia, make sure you have some readily available.
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Jellyfish, originally uploaded by stuandgravy.
JellyFish, originally uploaded by The Sprain.
Lady of the abyss, originally uploaded by Amelia PS.
Floatzilla (Rhizostoma pulmo), originally uploaded by Arne Kuilman.
Palau – Jellyfish Lake, originally uploaded by Angela Tamboura.
moon jellyfish (CIMG0934), originally uploaded by .zack!.
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