The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from August 6, 2015

Aussies Buoyed by Golden Talent Pool
Byline: APN SPORTS BUREAU RIO FACT FILE Opening ceremony is on Friday, August 5, 2016 The Games will finish on Sunday, August 21 306 medal events will be contested across 28 sports 10,500 athletes from 206 countries are expected to take...
Champagne Lifestyle Safe as Handy Devices Keep Popping Up
BEING a dab hand at opening a bottle of champagne due to decades of experience, it has come as a nasty discovery that my once strong and supple hands are not as up to the job as they used to be. It's a nasty side-effect of aging I wasn't expecting....
Developing Potential
TWO prominent commercial office buildings with development potential in high-profile locations in Brisbane's inner western corridor are available for sale through Ray White Commercial. The vacant two-storey buildings at 56-58 Sylvan Rd, Toowong,...
It Has Taken a Costly Legal Battle and Time This Region Cannot Afford to Show Federal Approval of Carmichael Mine Was Flawed. It's a Win for the Environment, an Embarrassment for the Government but for Those of Us Counting on Jobs, It's Just a Setback for Adani
Louise Starkey and Pamela Frost news@dailymercury.com.au THERE is a snake and a skink sitting pretty in the Galilee Basin today, blissfully unaware of the trouble they have caused. What is being lauded as a landmark victory for the environment...
It's Movie Time
THIS year's Mackay International Film Festival will bring a diverse selection of films from far-flung corners of the world to the Mackay City Cinemas screen. For $20, Mackay residents can attend the opening night, which includes supper and entry...
Mackay Player Looks into Our Psychology
Chris Lees chris.lees@dailymercury.com.au Survey Details Visit cqu.fluidsurveys. com/surveys/kye/ sports-motivation-scale -ii to complete the survey. Target: Male competitive soccer players aged 18 and above, who train weekly and play one...
Party Wants Bishop Gone; Abbott Now Looks to Be Facing a Post-Chopper Scandal By-Election
Byline: Adam Davies APN NEWSDESK OUSTED Speaker Bronwyn Bishop is under increased pressure from within her own party to quit politics altogether in the wake of her highly publicised expenses scandal. If she did, it would mean two by-elections...
Police Busy with Assault and Robberies
Janessa Ekert janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au A SOUTH Mackay man accused of two alleged armed robberies has been remanded in custody. Meanwhile Mackay police are calling on the public to help identity two men who might be able to assist...
Prevention Big Key; Four-Legged Insurance Biggest Suggestion to Save Costs in Long Run
Louise Starkey louise.starkey@dailymercury.com.au BILLS start to pile up when your pet is already sick, according to associate veterinary surgeon Paul McGeown. For the past four years, he's seen the ins and outs of treatment and maintenance...
Retail Lots Sell for $10M
THE retail component of the Tingirana resort complex on the Hastings Street tourist strip at Noosa Heads has been sold for $10million after being offered to the market for the first time. Lots 1-5 at 25 Hastings St were sold in three separate transactions...
Riding in Memory of Joe
CYCLING: The annual Joe Micallef Memorial Shield 73km handicap was contested at the weekend over two laps of the challenging Marian to North Eton course. The event was first run in 1961 in memory of young cyclist Joe Micallef who was tragically...
Shoulder the Blame; Call for NRL to Take Responsibility and Action against Lifting and Dodgy Tackles
Byline: Wayne Heming APN SPORTS BUREAU RUGBY LEAGUE: The NRL must consider immediately applying the same automatic sin bin rule to players who lift in tackles or shoulder-charge opponents, just as it does to players who throw a punch during games....
Take Care When Pregnant; Research Links Anti-Depressants to Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Offspring
Basil Bocconcini Salad Ingredients 1 cup of iceberg lettuce, chopped 1 cup of fresh basil leaves, torn 1 Lebanese cucumber, chopped 1 ripe tomato, sliced 1/4 cup kalamata olives 1/4 cup bocconcini sliced 1/4 red onion, finely...
The Long Goodbye to a Dad, a Husband and Friend
Cas Garvey cas.garvey@dailymercury.com.au EVERY day this month, three little boys will blow out candles on a cake and wish their daddy a happy birthday... knowing that their hero will never see them grow up. While the thought is enough to...
Time to Get a Bit Real
THE rot has to stop. Right here. Right now. This fight over Adani's Carmichael Mine has already cost this region way too much in lost investment and opportunity. And yesterday's Federal Court ruling is just another slap in the face for...
You Can Save on Pets; Luxury Market Boosts Industry to $8 Billion a Year, but Be Smart and Cut Your Costs
Byline: Emma McBryde FAST FACTS The Australian pet industry is worth an estimated $8billion a year and employs about 44,700 people Overall, pet owners spend about 60% on dogs and 25% on cats The cost of owning a dog over its lifetime is...
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