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Quaden Bayles support flows after bullying video, with Disneyland planned after fundraiser

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The outpouring of support for Quaden Bayles has continued, with US comedian Brad Williams leading a fundraising effort to take the Queensland boy to Disneyland in California.

And star Australian actor Hugh Jackman has also posted a message, telling Quaden, “No matter what, you’ve got a friend in me”.

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“Quaden, you are stronger than you know, mate,” Jackman said on Twitter.

“Everyone, let’s just please be kind to each other. Bullying is not OK, period.

“Life is hard enough.”

Williams, who like Quaden has dwarfism, has raised more than $47,000 on GoFundMe after viewing a video of the nine-year-old distraught after suffering bullying at his Brisbane school.

“This isn’t just for Quaden, this is for anyone who has been bullied in their lives and told they weren’t good enough,” he said.

“Let’s show Quaden and others, that there is good in the world and they are worthy of it.”

Queensland boy Quaden Bayles has been distraught after suffering bullying at school.

Williams says the money will be used to pay for flights, accommodation, meals and tickets to Disneyland near Los Angeles.

Leftover money will be donated to anti-bullying organisations.

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‘Everyone, please be kind to each other. Bullying is not OK. Life is hard enough.’

Quaden is the face of Stand Tall 4 Dwarfism, which his mother Yarraka Bayles set up to raise awareness and fight against bullying.

“Brad Williams you’re an absolute legend,” a post to the Facebook page of charity Stand Tall 4 Dwarfism read.

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“We can’t wait to meet you in America. Thank you so much.”

Yarraka, who posted the video on Facebook this week, said in a statement she was overwhelmed by the support.

Rabbitohs NRL player James Roberts with Quaden Bayles.

“Thank everyone for the overwhelming show of love and support from so many people from all around the world,” she said.

“Quaden’s feeling the love and now he needs a good rest.”

She also said she would be meeting with “appropriate people in power” to discuss the bullying issue.

The NRL Indigenous All-Stars team uploaded a video message for Quaden, including an offer to lead the team out in Saturday night’s game on the Gold Coast.

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Pandemic lockdown is making the Earth vibrate less, seismologists say

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nasa/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire/REX (9881989e) View from the DSCOVR satellite of Hurricane Florence, left, Hurricane Helene, right, Tropical Storm Isaac and Subtropical Storm Joyce taken from 1 million miles from Earth as they churn across the Atlantic Ocean September 13, 2018 in Earth Orbit. Hurricane Florence, USA - 13 Sep 2018
Human noise is dropping as millions of people stop moving about (Credits: Nasa/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire/REX)

The social restrictions placed on the world’s population due to the coronavirus pandemic aren’t just having an effect on air pollution but also the world beneath our feet.

Seismologists are finding out that with millions of people confined to their homes, Earth itself is actually vibrating less.

Cars, trains, pedestrians and the general hustle and bustle of everyday life is growing quieter and, as a result, ground movements in Earth’s upper crust are decreasing.

This was pointed out by Thomas Lecocq, a geologist and seismologist from the Royal Observatory in Brussels.

He said the current levels of noise in the Earth’s crust are about what experts would normally see on Christmas day, when most people are staying at home anyway.

As a result, seismologists are able to listen with more clarity to the movements of the Earth and pic up on smaller earthquakes and tremors that they would normally have missed.

General view in Whitehall, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 5, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Whitehall appears deserted during the covid-19 pandemic (Reuters)

The British Geological Survey’s Seismology team posted a graph that showed a dramatic drop in noise levels recorded at their GAT2 station next to Gatwick airport, between Monday, 24 February, before lockdown measures, and Monday, 30 March, after they were implemented.

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Scientists in Bern, Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland have also reported a drop in noise levels.

Around one-third of the world’s population, or more than 2 billion people, are currently in lockdown, staying at home or observing social distancing measures.

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Pandemic lockdown is making the Earth vibrate less, seismologists say

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nasa/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire/REX (9881989e) View from the DSCOVR satellite of Hurricane Florence, left, Hurricane Helene, right, Tropical Storm Isaac and Subtropical Storm Joyce taken from 1 million miles from Earth as they churn across the Atlantic Ocean September 13, 2018 in Earth Orbit. Hurricane Florence, USA - 13 Sep 2018
Human noise is dropping as millions of people stop moving about (Credits: Nasa/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire/REX)

The social restrictions placed on the world’s population due to the coronavirus pandemic aren’t just having an effect on air pollution but also the world beneath our feet.

Seismologists are finding out that with millions of people confined to their homes, Earth itself is actually vibrating less.

Cars, trains, pedestrians and the general hustle and bustle of everyday life is growing quieter and, as a result, ground movements in Earth’s upper crust are decreasing.

This was pointed out by Thomas Lecocq, a geologist and seismologist from the Royal Observatory in Brussels.

He said the current levels of noise in the Earth’s crust are about what experts would normally see on Christmas day, when most people are staying at home anyway.

As a result, seismologists are able to listen with more clarity to the movements of the Earth and pic up on smaller earthquakes and tremors that they would normally have missed.

General view in Whitehall, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 5, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Whitehall appears deserted during the covid-19 pandemic (Reuters)

The British Geological Survey’s Seismology team posted a graph that showed a dramatic drop in noise levels recorded at their GAT2 station next to Gatwick airport, between Monday, 24 February, before lockdown measures, and Monday, 30 March, after they were implemented.

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Scientists in Bern, Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland have also reported a drop in noise levels.

Around one-third of the world’s population, or more than 2 billion people, are currently in lockdown, staying at home or observing social distancing measures.

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Zara Tindall insists she’s ‘very proud’ of grandmother The Queen

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Zara Tindall is ‘very proud’ of her grandmother The Queen after she addressed the nation last night amid the coronavirus crisis. 

Appearing on GMB, the equestrian, 38, said the poignant television address, where Her Majesty urged the the British public to come together and protect the NHS, was ‘100% what the country needed’ at the moment, adding that she ‘hopes everyone listens’. 

Speaking via video link from her home in Gloucestershire, the Queen’s eldest granddaughter appeared on the show with Italian jockey Frankie Dettori to speak about raising money for the NHS through her equestrian charity. 

The Queen's eldest granddaughter,appeared on Good Morning Britain today where she said she 'hopes everyone listens' to her grandmother and follows government guidelines

The Queen's eldest granddaughter,appeared on Good Morning Britain today where she said she 'hopes everyone listens' to her grandmother and follows government guidelines

The Queen’s eldest granddaughter,appeared on Good Morning Britain today where she said she ‘hopes everyone listens’ to her grandmother and follows government guidelines

Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle during her address to the nation and the Commonwealth amid the coronavirus outbreak

Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle during her address to the nation and the Commonwealth amid the coronavirus outbreak

Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle during her address to the nation and the Commonwealth amid the coronavirus outbreak

‘I think we’re obviously very proud’, said Zara, ‘And what she said is, I think, 100% what the country needed. 

‘I hope everyone listens and we can try and get back to normal and support our NHS as much as we can.’

Speaking from Windsor Castle, where the 93-year-old monarch is isolating with Prince Philip, she told millions of Brits watching from home: ‘If we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.’

Her Majesty’s extraordinary intervention is only the fifth time she has addressed the nation during her 67-year reign and comes as the UK death toll from the pandemic neared 5,000.

She appeared with Italian jockey Frankie Dettori  (right) to speak about raising money for the NHS through her equestrian charity

She appeared with Italian jockey Frankie Dettori  (right) to speak about raising money for the NHS through her equestrian charity

She appeared with Italian jockey Frankie Dettori  (right) to speak about raising money for the NHS through her equestrian charity 

She invoked the spirit of the Second World War, repeating Dame Vera Lynn’s famous words as she promised the nation: ‘We will meet again’.

The mother-of-three, who lives with her rugby player husband Mike Tindall in Gloucester, went on to address those flouting government rules and continuing to meet in large groups. 

She told that while it’s easier for her to cope with lockdown being in the country, and sympathises with those living in the city –  she urged the public to ‘try and stay safe and protect the NHS’. 

She explained: ‘I think it’s hard being locked up and getting fresh air into your lungs and being out and about it part of our programming.

‘We’re very lucky out in the country, we still have to look after the horses. I cannot imagine how hard it is for people in the city. But we have to try and stay safe and protect our NHS.’ 

The monarch shared special praise for the NHS, thanking medical workers for their work and sacrifice in the battle against the virus.

Zara told that while it's easier for her and husband Mike Tindall  to cope with lock-down being in the country, and sympathises with those living in the city - she urged the public to 'try and stay safe and protect the NHS'. The pair are pictured at Cheltenham Racecourse in March

Zara told that while it's easier for her and husband Mike Tindall  to cope with lock-down being in the country, and sympathises with those living in the city - she urged the public to 'try and stay safe and protect the NHS'. The pair are pictured at Cheltenham Racecourse in March

Zara told that while it’s easier for her and husband Mike Tindall  to cope with lock-down being in the country, and sympathises with those living in the city – she urged the public to ‘try and stay safe and protect the NHS’. The pair are pictured at Cheltenham Racecourse in March 

She said: ‘I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all.

‘I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times.’

Brits stuck at home amid the lockdown tuned in to the speech, sharing photos of their entire families huddled in front of the TV to watch Her Majesty.

Britain’s coronavirus death toll has now hit 4,934 – including 29 patients yesterday  who did not have any underlying health conditions.

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