Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from July 6, 2010

Adventurer Hangs with Zoo Mates
Byline: Owen Jacques owen.jacques@scnews.com.au CHADDEN Hunter lives the life of an adventurer. He spent years in the mountains of Ethiopia to study a pack of Gelada baboons, surviving war and bandits, before making the leap from scientific research...
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A Golden Difference; Markets Prove Key for Business on Rise
A TEWANTIN company producing phytonutrient supplements marketed as Australia's first true superfoods is poised for rapid global expansion. And it all began in a humble market. Scott Mathias and wife Dianne Stringfield started their Living Beautiful...
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A New Month Heralds Change in Wage Rates
MODERN awards now cover most workplaces, bringing about a change to minimum terms and conditions of employment. Many of these changes result in an increase in wage rates, penalty rates and allowances from what employers have historically paid employees....
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A Sunshine Coast Supermarket Chain Owner Was Left Reeling by Three Late Electricity Bills of Almost $500K
I HAD the same problem with AGL. No bills for eight months. I kept phoning them and they said they would send them again. Finally a bill arrived for $800, payable immediately. People in accounts were really rude. They would not believe me that I...
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Braille Was on Pizza Hut's Menu Decades Ago
SORRY Pizza Capers, I think Pizza Hut beat you to the Braille menu. A snippet was published in this column last week reporting that the gourmet pizza chain had launched a special menu for the blind and visually-impaired. Gary Blacka rang in to...
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Buckle Up for White Knuckle Ride; Leading Rally Drivers to Compete on the Coast
Byline: Owen Jacques owen.jacques@scnews.com.au NOTHING compares to driving on a country road. Lush pastures, fattened livestock ... and speeding up to 180kmh towards a hairpin bend. The International Rally of Queensland will take off on Friday,...
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Business Diary
LOWER YOUR CARBON: THE Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, in conjunction with KPMG, is hosting a workshop to help you strengthen and protect your business in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Carbon Outlook...
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Commando ,Cyperfect Father'
AN Australian commando killed in Afghanistan has been remembered as a perfect father, husband, mate and warrior. Private Timothy Aplin's body was carried by his commando mates into Brisbane's St John's Anglican Cathedral yesterday for a solemn service...
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Dedicated Care despite Pay Woes
A FEW weeks ago my elderly mother was taken by ambulance to Nambour hospital with pneumonia and severe asthma. For the two weeks she was a patient there, I would like to praise the Nambour General Hospital staff on their wonderful care on her behalf....
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Design of Our Times; Sustainable Housing Is Order of the Day
AFFORDABILITY and the environment have emerged as the newest winning principles when it comes to home design and construction. Not that long ago in the Sunshine Coast's history, massive modern mansions seemed to be the only things being built. ...
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Faulty Lashings A[euro][approximately]resulted in Spill'
Byline: David Barbeler of aap A SHIPPING company charged over one of Australia's worst environmental disasters will be forced to defend allegations it had faulty lashings holding down its containers. Pacific Adventurer captain Bernardino Gonzales...
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Getting Web Smart Searching for No.1; New Wave of Wisdom Required in Business
Byline: Rebecca Marshall rebecca.marshall@scnews.com.au CHANGE, just like the future, is already here. Having a basic website with old content and vague meta tags or a simple online directory listing is just not enough. Consumers are turning...
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Hull Has to Settle for Seventh in Ohio
GOLF: Sunrise Beach star Katherine Hull has fallen at the last hurdle once again in her quest to win a second LPGA Tour event. Hull carded one-under par (70) in the final round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic yesterday but it wasn't enough...
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Licence Quashed, Jobs to Be Lost Financial Planners Face Query
THEIR licence has been terminated, the company website is offline, about 20 staff are believed to have lost their jobs, and an internal investigation is under way. But Scott Betterridge is still answering the phones at Kawana financial planning...
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Lifestyle Lessons a Real Test; Who Is the Coast's Biggest Loser?
Byline: MARIEL DAWSON NEXT month, the Sunshine Coast's biggest loser will be announced. A group of residents has taken up the Weight Loss Challenge: a program designed to help locals shed kilos and learn to live healthier lives. Hosted by...
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Manhunt Continues as Killer Goads Police
Byline: Lucy Bogustawski of PA ARMED police are hunting a man they believe shot his ex-girlfriend, killed her partner and wounded a policeman in north-east England. Raoul Thomas Moat, 37, was released from prison on Thursday but two days later...
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Many Issues Can Affect Your Libido
Q MY wife has slowly put on the kilos over the past few years. I still find her really attractive but what seems to have happened is that as the weight has gone on, she has lost any desire to have sex with me. Does weight affect women's libido?...
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Maroons Will Not Look Back
Byline: TRAVIS MEYN QUEENSLAND hooker Cameron Smith says the Maroons have no excuses for not performing well in tomorrow night's State of Origin dead rubber in Sydney. The Maroons have already romped to their fifth successive series victory but...
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New Plaza Manager Settles in; Manwaring Brings Wealth of Experience to Coast
ANY shopping centre manager will tell you their site is the best. They will use words like "community hub" and "one of the region's premier shopping centres". It is refreshing, then, to hear a manager talk about his own shopping centre just like,...
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Pink Bags Zipping Up Competition
EVERYTHING is coming up roses for Wayne Loane's Aussie Skip Bags business. Pink roses, of course. Mr Loane, a Buderim businessman, launched an innovative skip bin business using recyclable, pink polypropylene bags rather than metal containers...
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Plan to Stash That Extra Cash
TAX cuts of around $15 came into effect from July 1, so you are going to find more money in your pay packet. That's great, but human nature being what it is, you will almost certainly fritter it away if you don't put a plan immediately in place to...
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Positive May Not Be Reality; Hard-Headed Pragmatist Scoffs at High-Five Culture
Byline: ELLEN WARREN HER breast cancer diagnosis introduced American writer Barbara Ehrenreich to an unfamiliar world of positive thinking: pink ribbons, pink teddy bears and even the idea that cancer is a agifta that will make you a better person....
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Power of the Protest
IN 30 years, the Sunshine Coast has learnt the power of the protest a especially when the Coast's own paper is right behind it. Since its inception on July 7, 1980, the Sunshine Coast Daily has swung behind some of the biggest people-power initiatives...
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Reid's Return Ruined by Double Dislocation; AFL Comeback Short-Lived after More Injuries for Bulldogs Youngster
Byline: TRAVIS MEYN travis.meyn@scnews.com.au AFL: It seems like Western Bulldogs youngster Sam Reid can not buy a trick. The Sunshine Coast product has battled through the groin injury osteitis pubis and was diagnosed with diabetes earlier this...
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Retirement Windfall; Workers' Super May Be Boosted by $40,000
Byline: stephen johnson of aap WORKERS stand to have an extra $40,000 in their retirement savings as part of a plan to slash super fees by 40%. The year-long Cooper review into Australia's $1.2 trillion superannuation industry has recommended...
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Smash a Wake-Up Call for Life Origin
Byline: ALAN LANDER IT was not until Bianca Bond nearly died after a head-on collision on the Sunshine Motorway that she understood how important it was to know where she came from. The Young Citizen of the Year and daughter of Sunshine Coast...
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Sporting Feats Which Shook the World
SO the covers have been pulled over Centre Court, the nets packed away and the remnants of strawberries and cream washed off the pavers as another Wimbledon is recorded in the history books. Apart from the predictable finals weekend, this was a...
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Stolen Cash Recovered in Noosa Rubbish Bin
Byline: Nikkii Joyce A STOLEN bag containing thousands of Euros and English pounds sat in a Noosa rubbish bin for four days before being recovered by police. The drawstring canvas bag was stolen from a British tourist but police say the man accused...
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Super Bounces Back; Nest Eggs Are Recovering but There's Still a Fair Way to Go
Byline: owen jacques YOUR superannuation has spent two years being punched, kicked and head-locked by the economic downturn but the black eyes are starting to heal and a flood of lost cash has finally been stemmed. In the past 12 months, superannuation...
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TAFE Graduates Get Nod
TAFE is doing its best to turn out better qualified customer service practitioners, offering a short course in Guest Services and Front Office skills. And three of the course graduates will be among the first staff members at the Outrigger Noosa...
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Take Heart and Rug Up This Winter
RATES of cardiovascular disease increase dramatically in Australian winters because many people don't know how to rug up against the cold, a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) seasonal researcher has found. Dr Adrian Barnett, from QUT's Institute...
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Team Effort Has Made for Great 30 Years of Publishing
I STILL remember the day Ken Steinke, then editor in chief, rang me up and said "How would you like to work at the Sunshine Coast Daily?" That was almost 24 years ago and tomorrow it will be with great pride that I join our team in celebrating 30...
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The Wright Way to Make Wealth Simple
DAVID Wright has no formal qualifications in finance and he will come down on you like a tonne of bricks if you disrespect your budget, but his 27,000 clients around the world don't seem to mind. The Cooroy businessman has designed a 12-month course...
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Twitter Sweet Is Goal; Writers Are Won over by the Need to Say a Lot in a Small Space
I WAS once quick to mock Twitter as yet another sign of society's incredible shrinking attention span. That was then. Now I find myself searching for the perfectly written tweet. And I'm not alone. Twitter, the social media site founded in 2006,...
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Why This Overexposed Plasterer Did a Runner
Byline: Anne-Louise Brown WHEN Scott Gregory Smeeton was asked why he exposed his genitals to a group of six 13 and 14-year-old girls he said ait's just something guys doa. For the teens, however, the experience was acreepya and adisgustinga....
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Wilson on a Roll to Take out Championship
CALOUNDRA RSL's Judy Wilson went one step further than last year to take the Sunshine Coast Ladies Minor Singles Championship played at Tewantin-Noosa last month. The previous year Wilson was defeated by Maroochy Swan's Sue Fisk in the final. ...
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