The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Articles from November 25, 2017

6; Things to Do This Weekend
FOILS book sale Saturday, November 25, from 9-11.30am at the Ipswich Central Library IF YOU are looking for new reading material, head down to the Ipswich Central Library where you can pick up a bag of books for $3 or a box for $5. Cash sales...
After Jet Lag You May Face Debt Lag
I DO love a catchy new phrase, and this one made me laugh. "Debt lag" is a new one for me. It seems that as Christmas approaches we plan a holiday, but don't quite get around to saving for it. So some two million of us turn to our credit cards...
All in a (Bogan) Name; Check out These Hot Predictions for 2018
Just when we think we've heard them all, a fresh batch of bogan names descends upon us and blows our minds. AAYDEN: The "-aden" trend - with all its butchered spellings - just won't die. I naively thought it had reached its pinnacle with the likes...
A Storm Is Brewing
It's a problem we don't like to talk about, that we find too embarrassing and complicated to confront head-on -- and it's costing the Australian economy an incredible $12 billion a year. It is estimated that between 20 and 30 per cent of the workforce...
Beating the Fear Factor; Feeling Threatened Can Stop Us Reaching Goals, but Often the Barriers Can Be Broken Down
Byline: MIND YOU WORDS: ROWENA HARDY Has there ever been a time in your life when you have really wanted to do something yet you have held back, delayed or not done it? If so there are likely to be underlying reasons or, just maybe, some excuses,...
Break THE Bridal Mould; DREAMY GOLD COAST BRIDAL BRAND GRACE LOVES LACE IS KNOWN FOR BREAKING THE RULES IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS, AND FOUNDER MEGAN ZIEMS SHOWS US HOW IT'S DONE
Byline: WORDS: CHANTAY LOGAN THE OLD RULE: Bridal wear has to be formal. THE NEW RULE: Be true to your style. We're no longer all tying the knot in a church, so feel free to kick off those stiff satin heels. "We're seeing an upward trend...
Campbell Advances from Lightning to Striking Success in Sprintcars
MOTORSPORT: After a long career in Lightning Sprints, Peter Campbell is fulfilling his goal in Sprintcars. He has made a pleasing debut in the 2017/18 season. After a single practice run at Brisbane's Archerfield Speedway, the Karalee-based racer...
CITY TO BENEFIT FROM OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE; Academy Manager Eagerto Share Tennis Knowledge
DAVID LEMS david.lems@qt.com.au AFTER two hugely beneficial stints in the United States, Top Tennis Academy manager Dan Mascall could probably work anywhere in the world. However, the well-travelled former player, passionate coach and director...
Controversial Book Details CCC Probe into the Council
Byline: Carly Morrissey THIS year's Crime and Corruption Commission investigations into four Queensland councils, including Ipswich, during which former mayor Paul Pisasale was charged along with two other council executives is the focus of a new...
Dirty Old Joke Isn't News
FORMER Bennelong MP John Alexander's old joke isn't news, it's a dirty trick from the ALP and the media fell for it. Right from the start, the "joke" was obviously offensive and if he had said it as an MP it would have been the modern definition...
Do Pools Help You Sell Quicker?
with REIQ's Felicity Moore ONE of the most common questions a Queensland real estate agent hears in summer, (usually from buyers) is: Does a pool help your house sell quicker? Swimming pool ownership statistics are actually quite low. According...
EGG DONATION AN INSPIRATION; AUTHOR RACHAEL JOHNS Turns Her CURIOSITY ABOUT INFERTILITY INTO A Serious, Emotional Novel
Byline: WORDS: LETEA CAVANDER A conversation with a woman who is the unofficial world record holder for donating her own eggs led to the latest page-turner from author Rachael Johns. The inspiration for Johns' novel, The Greatest Gift, came after...
Election Crunch Time for Industry
TODAY is when all eligible citizens of Queensland get the opportunity to exercise their democratic right to elect a government. If racing is an important part of your life, think hard before you cast your vote. At this point in time, racing in...
Enough Is Enough
Byline: MY SHOUT WORDS: SIMON IRWIN The regular reader of this column may well have noticed that Hugh the Neighbour and I are not great consumers of mid-strength beer. This was not always the case. For a long time, like most of regional Australia,...
Exciting New Era
The new Toyota Camry, imported from Japan, is the most technically advanced iteration to date - with radar cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance standard. Its much bolder styling is designed to stem the tide of...
Festive Spirit Riding High in Marburg; You Won't Want to Miss the 49th Carnival
WHEN Norm Reinke realised not every child would get a gift bag one Marburg Christmas Carnival he personally delivered them out himself. "A couple of years ago we didn't have quite enough gift bags and about 13 kids missed out," Mr Reinke said. ...
Fitting Tribute to Dedicated Ladies
SENIOR MATTERS WAYNE McDONNELL THE hissing of steam from the engine, the sounds of the whistle and the squeal of brakes signalled the troop train pulling into Ipswich station. Loaded with soldiers travelling home from the front in World War...
Have Your Cake and Lose Weight Too. or Can You?
Another day, another diet and this new diet, named CICO for "Calories In, Calories Out" is particularly appealing because you can eat whatever you like and still lose weight. Well, kind of... Sprouted on the Reddit website, it is claimed that the...
Hornets Duo Following in International Footsteps
QUEENSLAND Cricket female talent & pathways manager Andy Richards has high hopes for young Hornets stars Georgia Voll and Ruth Johnston. The Ipswich/Logan duo have been in fine form for the Hornets in the Jodie Fields Shield this season - so...
'Immature' Australia Told to Butt Out
Byline: James Law, Ben Graham and staff writer CHINESE media has called "immature" Australia a "distant propaganda outpost" after the superpower's angry reaction to Canberra's release of its foreign policy white paper. And a senior Chinese politician...
Ipswich's Ashes Connection; Seven of Region's Best Partof Rich Cricketing Traditions
Byline: Wayne Jones, Ipswich cricket historian WATCHING the next chapter of Ashes history over the next two months, it's worth remembering that Ipswich has a long linkage with the battles over the past 140 years. Ipswich has produced seven Test...
Khawaja off against Spin; Smith Digs Aussies out of Trouble
Byline: with Robert Craddock, The Courier-Mail CRICKET: No prizes for guessing what's on the menu for Usman Khawaja in every pressurised innings he plays in this Ashes summer. For the 13th time in his Test career Khawaja fell to off-spin, lbw...
Life Hacks: Check These 10 Great Uses for Aluminium Foil
Aluminium foil is handy for so much more than wrapping up leftovers. Prepare to be surprised by some of these 'other' uses for foil. The pliable, metallic form of aluminium foil makes it super useful all over the house. Here are 10 of our favourite,...
Local Agent Profile; We Pick the Brains of Local Agents on the Frontline of Ipswich Realty
What attracted you to the Real Estate Industry? Unlikely to be too dissimilar to others starting out, I saw a chance to bring together all my passions and skills to a rewarding and exciting industry. What is the state of the current market? ...
Lockyer's Surprise Race; Veteran Pollie Doubts One Nation Win
Byline: Helen Spelitis helen.spelitis@qt.com.au FOR one politician the contest for the seat widely considered One Nation's best shot at winning a spot in the parliament has been misjudged. Lockyer is a key battleground in this election and the...
Loving Family Life
VERDICT Not everyone has to follow the SUV fashion. The i30 SR is a fine example of a vehicle which has vastly better driving dynamics, performance and features than the SUV equivalent. Opt to downsize from something bigger and you can save thousands...
No Backing Down on Election Pledges
ELECTION time is always the start of freebies, giveaways, promises and yet more promises from all parties wanting your vote. I guess we should look back on what we have had for the past three years or more. Stop giving to the schools and promising...
No Job? We Can Fix That; New Program Will Rewire Your Brain, Spice Up Your Life
Byline: POLLIE TICKLED WORDS: MICHAEL BURLACE Two events have just combined to boost prospects for those most in need of being re-employed. They also improve survival prospects for those we want off welfare because they cost too much. No, I'm...
Non-Diet Weight Loss Is Possible IF YOU PLAN FOR IT
We hear so much about the foods we should eat and the diets we should follow for weight loss that it all gets a little boring. Imagine if you could lose weight via strategies that do not involve calorie counting, label reading or spending hours at...
No Smoking under 21? Here's What You Said on Facebook
MORE than 75 per cent of Queenslanders say they support a push to increase the age of purchase for cigarettes, from 18 to 21 as part of a plan to reduce tobacco-related deaths. Spearheaded by mining billionaire Andrew Forrest and championed by NRL...
On the Grapevine; Hunter Valley Wineries Offer an Escape from the Hustle and Bustle, Plus an Award-Winning Drop or Three
Byline: WORDS: TEGAN ANNETT Welcome to the Hunter Valley, where the countryside boasts rolling hills and luscious greenery and the locals are as lovely as the wine they produce. Two hours from the bustle of Sydney, you'll find the history-rich...
Pauline's Long Shot; It's One Nation's Make or Break Election Moment
Byline: Helen Spelitis helen.spelitis@qt.com.au THIS is a make or break election for Pauline Hanson, a political expert says. Today's State Election won't just decide Queensland's Premier for the next three years, it will decide the fate of the...
Prices Tail off as New Lines Reach Shelves
PRICES have dropped on some recently expensive fruit and vegetable lines. Although some fresh produce from storm affected regions and new season lines will still cost buyers out there more than usual. The more notable price drops in the vegetable...
Pride's Timely Reminder as State Champions Launch Pre-Season
Game day Pre-season match: Sunday -- Western Pride v Beerwah Glasshouse at Beerwah Glasshouse Sports Club (902 Steve Irwin Way, Glass House Mountains). U20s at 2pm. Seniors at 4pm. Pride fans welcome. FOOTBALL: Western Pride coach Graham Harvey...
Scientific Approach Works Well for Jobs; One Sector Is Quietly Creating New Opportunities
SCIENCE and technology is one of four industries spearheading jobs growth so far this financial year, with an average 28 per cent increase in the number of advertisements placed on SEEK each month compared to last year. Since June, SEEK's monthly...
Stealing a Livelihood; Thieves Run Rampant at Local Newsagent
ANDREW KORNER andrew.korner@qt.com.au A SUBURBAN newsagent says youth crime has brought him to the brink of bankruptcy -- and the police seem powerless to stop it. The Queensland Times last spoke to Redbank newsagent Peter Clymo in August,...
Stop Now. You've Found It!
TO say this one has 'got the lot' is a massive understatement. This incredible home in the heart of Flinders View has everything you need for the lifestyle you've always dreamed of, and more. Five bedrooms, three stunning bathrooms, four fully...
Terrific Spirit in Wet Conditions; Clubs Deservepraise in Bidfor Some Play
WAYNE'S WICKET WAYNE JONES THE soggy start to another cricket season continued last week with almost every game washed out. The only matches completed were the Ipswich/Logan Hornets 2nd Grade, and two of the three in the local second grade...
Test Your General Knowledge
Byline: COMPILED BY: ROY O'REILLY QUESTIONS 1. How many of the three 21st century Popes have been non-Italian? 2. A mudpuppy is a species of (a) dog (b) giraffe (c) salamander? 3. Is Winnipeg the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba...
The Days of Our Lives; Wonderful Wisdom: Wishing Away Your Weekdays Waiting for the Weekend Is a Woeful Waste
Byline: ON A LIGHTER NOTE WORDS: GREG BRAY FOLKS, Saturday is, without a doubt, the best day of the week. Obviously farmore popular than Tuesday will ever be. Which may explain why there aren't many songs about Tuesday. (Note: because I'm not...
The Making of Sally; THE QUEEN OF LEAN AND GREEN SAYS HER BRUSH WITH MORTALITY RESULTED IN A BETTER PERSON AND MOTHER. IT CERTAINLY MADE HER A FIGHTER
Byline: WORDS: KIRI TEN DOLLE Sally Obermeder credits cancer for making her a better person and, even more, a better mum. The mother of two is celebrating five years of being cancer-free after an unimaginable, life-changing turn in 2011, when...
Thriller without the Tights
Byline: INSIDER WORDS: WENLEI MA It's nice to know that after six seasons the Marvel-Netflix universe of superheroes can still offer us something fresh. After stealing the show in the second season of Daredevil, the Punisher (Jon Bernthal), a...
Top Plants for Modern Blokes
As children, many of us spent plenty of spring afternoons in Grandma's cabbage patch, rolling in the dirt, eating slugs and generally collecting rashes and ant bites. But then real life sets in and you start buying frozen veggies from Woolies and...
Tough Choice; Over-Tourism Is a Real Concern but Does Not Stop the Visitor Flow
Byline: WORDS: ANN RICKARD I doubt any tourist could be in the centre of a popular destination and not feel concern about over-tourism. We are slowly choking to death most of the places we love to visit. Venice is probably the most endangered...
Tri-Coloured Beauty on Show; Minimal Care, Maximum Beauty: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Is an Old-Fashioned Shrub That Deserves More Attention
Byline: GREEN THUMB WORDS: MAREE CURRAN You have probably noticed some lovely shrubs with masses of fragrant purple and white flowers at the moment. This is Brunfelsia latifolia, a hardy, old-fashioned shrub that deserves to be more widely grown....
Tugging at the Heart; Stephen Chbosky Explores What It Is to Be 'Normal'
Byline: WORDS: SEANNA CRONIN I showed up at the cinema with a handbag full of tissues, ready to ball my eyes out at Wonder. While I hadn't read the best-selling book on which it is based, the film's two-minute trailer had me welling up. I could...
Wallabies Give Tongan Giant First Test Jersey
Byline: Jim Tucker in Edinburgh RUGBY UNION: "Tongan Thor" Taniela Tupou admitted tears openly flowed when the giant prop was surprised by his naming for a Wallabies debut against Scotland early tomorrow morning (AEST) at Murrayfield. The 132kg...
What to Know before You Put in a Pool in Your Home
Thinking about investing in a swimming pool before summertime's big heat descends? Before 'taking the plunge', here's some foolproof pool pointers every prospective owner should know. What's the function and purpose of your pool? Is it for cooling...
When the City Found Its Voice
TIME PAST BERYL JOHNSTON IT WAS on April 13, 1945, that we read in The Queensland Times that a Juvenile Eisteddfod was to be held that year. The Queensland Times continued: "At a well-attended meeting held in the council chambers on Wednesday...
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