The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from November 21, 2015

British Bank and Regulator Slammed after New Probe into HBoS Collapse
THE British banking system has been rocked by a report released yesterday slamming the lax past regulation of the industry and demanding a far wider investigation into who was to blame for the collapse of The Halifax and Bank of Scotland group. ...
'Bunch of Militants' Speak Up
Emily Smith emily.smith@dailymercury.com.au QUEENSLAND senator Matt Canavan joked it was the first time he'd "had the opportunity to address a bunch of militants" at the Mackay Canegrowers AGM yesterday but state agriculture minister Bill Byrne's...
Getting to Know Your Friendly Communities
I'VE been meeting some really great people in my travels lately. Just this week I met the great RSPCA volunteers down at Bluewater Quay raising money with their Santa Paws. Sure it was wonderful to see what they do but at the same time I got...
Kicking Up a Fight for Life; Mum Heads Abroad for Treatment
AMANDA Grobbelaar says she is "kicking up the fight of her life". The Mackay mum, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2011, is planning on travelling overseas to receive vital treatment. The medical procedure is called hematologic stem...
League's Best Keepers Face Attacking Onslaught
THE most miserly goalkeepers in 2015 meet tonight, but with some of the best attacking players in the world on show, don't expect another when Manchester City takes on Liverpool. City stopper Joe Hart (pictured) has seven clean sheets in this English...
Mean Mo Racks Up the Coins for Men's Health
Louise Starkey louise.starkey@dailymercury.com.au Details The Movember Foundation has a total of 474,804 mo growers, who have raised $34,324,150. Help Dr Bandi reach his goal, visit au.movember. com to donate AUSTRALIAN cricketer Mitchell...
Meteorettes Star Confident
Chris Lees chris.lees@dailymercury.com.au Schedule Women's division one grand final: Souths v Renegades, tip off is at 6.30pm. Men's division one grand final: Magpies v Triggers, tip off is at 7.45pm. Games played throughout the day...
On High Alert for Scammers
Louise Starkey louise.starkey@dailymercury.com.au SCAMS are no joke -- so it's little wonder Allan Dore wasn't laughing after hanging up on a on a scammer claiming to be with the ATO. The Australian Taxation Office contacted him directly for...
Reborn Wanderers Rise from Their Own Ashes; Western Sydney Prepare to Take on Visiting Phoenix
Byline: JOSH SPASARO APN SPORTS BUREAU AFTER enduring a slow start to the A-League season, Western Sydney is starting to click, says forward Jaushua Sotirio. The Wanderers have won their past three games and will take that momentum into their...
Road Rage Rare in Some Places
Sharyn O'Neill COLUMNIST news@dailymercury.com.au ONE of the big things I noticed while honeymooning in Cambodia was the traffic. It looked chaotic. There were cars, trucks, tuk tuks, pushbikes and motorbikes all going this way and...
Sky Blues out of Their Comfort Zone
SYDNEY FC coach Graham Arnold is wary of taking on a struggling Perth in tonight's A-League clash at nib Stadium. Arnold's team suffered just its first loss of the season in a pulsating Big Blue Derby against the Melbourne Victory last Saturday...
Tethered Animals Face Risks of Heatstroke and Death; Water and Shade Are Necessary
Louise Starkey louise.starkey@dailymercury.com.au A DISTRESSED, panting or blatantly uncomfortable pet out in the sun urgently needs help. RSPCA Mackay regional inspector David Ferrar too often encounters dogs tied to poles outside of shopping...
Thurston Proves to Be Golden Yet Again; Cowboys Skipper Alongside Greats, Says Former Eel
Byline: WAYNE HEMING APN SPORTS BUREAU RUGBY LEAGUE: Head-geared hero Johnathan Thurston is far from finished filling his trophy cabinet with the possibility the North Queensland superstar could play on for another three or four years. After...
Work for Dole Working
Byline: NATHAN WOULFE Recruitment editor DESPITE some questions around its legitimacy, or perceived lack thereof, the Federal Government's Work for the Dole pilot was officially a success. An independent review of the program found it was effective...
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