Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Articles from April 26, 2011

Almost Ready to Rip; Jockey Declares Gelding a Champion, but Trainer's Not So Sure
Byline: STEVE ZEMEK READY TO RIP Ready To Rip's results to date. April 23 2011: $100,000 Winning Edge Mick Dittman Plate 3 Open (1000m) at Eagle Farm, 1st of 9 January 15 2011: $82,000 Cing.Tv M.M. Plate Class 6 (1200m) at Gold Coast, 1st...
A Locals-Only Card to Enjoy Paradise We Call Home
A STAYCATION Co what a novel idea. But how about a little incentive? Hastings Street Association president Jim Berardo flagged the idea a few weeks ago, urging locals to holiday at home and save money on transport. It was about locals helping...
Billy Talks It Up; Young Fighterset to Show Opening Victory Was No Fluke
Byline: STEVE ZEMEK BOXING: Billy C[pounds sterling]The KidC[yen] Buttriss-Ching has a tattoo on his rump proclaiming C[pounds sterling]your name hereC[yen]. However, he insists he has the utmost respect for his arch-rival, Noosa's Jackson King....
Business Diary
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Dealing with Injured and Unwell Workers
ONE of the more difficult issues faced by employers is dealing with ill and injured workers. After a prolonged absence, or an indication that an employee may not be able to return to their pre-injury duties, employers often find themselves asking,...
Dean Sticks Head above Parapet, Ready to Charge
Movers & Shakers Frazer Dean FEELING THE PAIN,FIRST-HAND C[pounds sterling]My brother-in-law had two bricklaying gangs made up of 12 people,C[yen] Mr Dean said. C[pounds sterling]Three weeks ago, he put them all off and drove to Melbourne...
Do You Really Own Your Domain Name?
PERHAPS the internet is not such an infinite space after all. Domain Tools data revealed the volume of active .com web addresses has reached 94.6 million and the number of .com.au domain names is nearing the two million mark. AusRegistry has...
Food Fellow Appointed for Qld
YET another addition to the long list of curiously-worded state government titles, with the announcement of a Food Fellow this month. And she's a she, not a fellow at all. Alison Alexander, a food consultant and co-founder of the Brisbane Farmers'...
Gerrie Doing It for the KIDS
SHE was as well-known for her straight-shooting honesty as she was for her wild mane of blonde curls and difficult-to-spell name. Gerrie Carr-MacFie has left her post of Sunshine Coast Enterprises CEO and taken up a new role in regional Victoria....
Give GI Early Ball and Watch Him Go, Says Hodgo
RUGBY LEAGUE: Greg Inglis can help pull South Sydney's NRL season out of the mire if they use him better, according to his Queensland Origin centre partner Justin Hodges. Coming to grips with the possibility of being without blockbusting England...
Hooking Marty's Head
JANET and I walk past Shark Central, Marty's head still on the bottom of the tank. Evan hasn't got it yet, great, we'll get to watch. The sharks swim in the murky water, huge bodies slide past us, tails flick as they move. A different sight to...
Integrating Social Media with Traditional Methods
THE oldest form of social media was patented in the 1870s by Alexander Graham Bell. Yes, that's right, the telephone. Person-to-person, speedy, and affordable, the phone is a key building block in how we do business. Now we can add internet and...
It Looks like All or Nothing for Our Footy Teams
WILL 2011 be the year of the long-suffering Stingrays? Can anyone stop the all-conquering Fire? How long will it be before the Sea Eagles find their first win? These are the questions facing the Coast's top sporting teams in 2011. Statewide competition...
Juniors in Good Hands on Coast
Byline: Steve Zemek steve.zemek@scnews.com.au FOOTBALL: Sunshine Coast Football has hit back at suggestions it should be made to give up control of the region's elite junior development. Yesterday Sunshine Coast Fire chairman Noel Woodall suggested...
Old-Fashioned Service with a Modern Twist
CALEB and Rochelle Moore do not just want to be business owners. They want to change the way their type of business is done. The couple established Boutique Pools and Spas last year, which not only builds pools, but provides a complete backyard...
Something about Kevin
Thirsty Cow THIRSTY COW Political satire FOREIGN Minister Kevin Rut has started to walk with a haughty gait after new opinion polls showed that he was popular again. Mr Rut denied the gait was connected to the poll results, blaming instead...
Son's Plea for Dad's Stolen Medals Son Pleads for Return of Medals
Byline: Roxanne McCarty-O'Kane roxanne.okane@scnews.com.au A CALOUNDRA man has made an emotional plea for the return of his father's service medals, which were stolen in a raid on his home last week. JOHN Kilminster claimed his dad's World War...
Soward in Hot Form but Don't Talk Origin
Byline: BEN HORNE of AAP NRL: Jamie Soward gave NSW coach Ricky Stuart another fine example of his consistency in St George Illawarra's 24-10 Anzac Day win over the Sydney Roosters, but the Dragons five-eighth says it doesn't change his opinion...
Tax Will Disadvantage Us All
IN REGARD to the carbon tax, it seems most people are aware that this will increase the price of electricity to the consumer and, that the government is offering rebates to low and middle income families to offset these increases. What most people...
The Merits of Various Anzac Day Services Are a Hot Topic and Council Levies Are Still under Scrutiny
Just perfection HAVING been to Maroochydore and Caloundra services in past years, for something different, I went to the Kawana service for the first time this morning and it was the best service I have been to in many years. Because the Kawana...
Thinking outside Square Helps to Weather Storm
Secrets Of Our Success Plumbers Queensland PLUMBER Keith Leviston has never seen conditions so tough in his three decades in business on the Sunshine Coast. But a combination of honesty, humility and extra effort to source jobs has seen his...
Trapped in Minefield of Day-to-Day Battles Not Taking Time out to Plan Could Prove Costly in Future
Byline: Rebecca Marshall rebecca.marshall@scnews.com.au QUEENSLAND Small businesses are missing out on growth opportunities because they are too tied down in everyday business processes, according to Commonwealth Bank research. More than three-quarters...
Unique Culture Right on Our Doorstep
THERE are many people who think big cities are the cultural centres of Australia, but some of the best cultural experiences can actually be found right here on the Sunshine Coast. Your cultural journey could include visiting a local artists' studio,...
Wylies Fight Back to Win Easter Open Pairs
THE Wylie combination of Doug and Jenny recovered from a poor start to take out the Sunshine State RV Easter Open Pairs at Mooloolaba over the weekend. In a two-round playoff, the Doug and Jenny show looked doomed as the Mooloolaba pair of Don Chapman...