The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Articles from November 13, 2017

Ange's Secret Weapons; Trio Could Make All the Difference
Byline: David Davutovic Herald Sun THE stay-back Socceroos believe they can be the secret weapon in Wednesday's night's must-win World Cup qualifying decider. Mathew Leckie, Robbie Kruse and Mark Milligan were spared the trip to Honduras through...
Apple Raises Bar Again with Superb iPhone X
Byline: Mark Furler TEN years ago, Steve Jobs promised to 'reinvent' the phone when he unveiled the first iPhone with its 8.9cm display, 320 by 480 resolution and two megapixel camera. In reality, Apple did a lot more than that - changing forever...
A Step toward the Solution; Children's Organised Fight Culture a Growing Concern
Byline: Sarah Steger Sarah.Steger@gladstoneobserver.com.au FUNDING from Orica Yarwun has breathed new life into Gladstone PCYC's Thursday Night Event program held at Lions Park each fortnight. As the fight culture surrounding Thursday nights...
Aussies at Sixes and Sevens, Says Warnie
CRICKET: Test great Shane Warne has backed in Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell to fill the No.6 and No.7 spots in Australian middle-order Writing exclusively for News Limited, the champion leg-spinner says Aussie selectors must stick with the pair...
Best of the Best in Business; Pizza Shop and Barber Shop Take out 2017's Top Awards
Byline: Christine Mckee Christine.Mckee@gladstoneobserver.com.au IT WAS Gladstone's business night of nights, a time to raise our glasses to the best of the best and yesterday morning, it was Angela Norman and her son Brendan Norman (below left)...
Cheika to Play It Straight; No 'Fun and Games' with Eddie Jones
Byline: Jim Tucker in Cardiff Courier-Mail RUGBY UNION: Michael Cheika has dismissed the suggestion of a fun-and-games week of sparring ahead with Eddie Jones after the Wallabies dug deep for their 29-21 decision over Wales in Cardiff. Playing...
CQ NRL Bid Boss Bemoans Lack of Games
RUGBY LEAGUE: The chairman of the CQ NRL bid has expressed his disappointment that the Rugby League World Cup won't be making an appearance in the game's heartland of Central Queensland. Geoff Murphy cited Rockhampton missing out on a match over...
English Want Winx at Ascot; Sprinters Set to Stay Home but Super Mare Might Travel
Byline: Ray Thomas The Daily Telegraph THE Everest and its massive $13 million prizemoney pool is likely to keep the nation's best sprinters like Redzel and Chautauqua from going overseas but mighty mare Winx is still in the mix for Royal Ascot...
Experts Say Reef Is Not Dead
Byline: PETER MICHAEL CORAL experts and tourism operators have hailed "living proof" the Great Barrier Reef is not dead. In a stunning sign of recovery, coral spawning has been recorded at 10 different sites from Heron Island to Port Douglas...
GRAND FINAL GRUFS; U15s Book a Place in the Decider against Frenchville
Byline: Matt Harris matthew.harris@gladstoneobserver.com.au Grand Finals U15s: Frenchville v Gladstone at 6.30pm U13s: Round Robin - Gladstone/Biloela/Cap Coast Crocs Gold from 1.30pm All games to be played on Saturday at RGS Rugby Park,...
Literacy and Libraries
Byline: Rae Wilson Rae.Wilson@newsregionalmedia.com.au LIBRARIES have long been a place of wonder, learning and even escape, but today's technology-focused world risks relegating their relevance to yesteryear. A revolution is occurring, though,...
Long Service Awards Recognised at Calliope
Byline: Matt Taylor Matt.Taylor@gladstoneobserver.com.au LOCAL Ambulance Committee president for Calliope, Brian Pitt, was presented with a long service medal alongside five of his colleagues, at a QAS ceremony last Friday. The event, doubling...
MP Bounty Hunters Try to Cash In
Byline: Claire Bickers news.com.au BOUNTY hunters are trying to cash in on the plight of Barnaby Joyce and other federal MPs caught up in the citizenship debacle. A quirk in Australian law that has since been overwritten has led punters to believe...
Pollie #Popculture Quiz; Ice T-Im
1. Taylor Swift or Katy Perry? Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk: Hard choice. Dami Im went to school in Brisbane and represented Australia at Eurovision. Beautiful voice. LNP leader Tim Nicholls: Tay Tay. One Nation state leader Steve Dickson:...
Ponga Set to Lead Youngest Spine in NRL
TEENAGE sensation Kalyn Ponga will step out for his first pre-season training run with Newcastle today, forming the final link in what will be by far the NRL's youngest spine in 2018. As the Knights look to lift the club off the bottom of the ladder...
Prestigious School Awaits Young Dancer
YOUNG Gladstone dancer Abbey Murray has been accepted into the esteemed Lee Academy near Sydney for next year. The seventeen-year-old is keen to stretch her talents by studying a range of dance styles and majoring in commercial dance with a two-year...
SGBR Shines at Tourism Awards
Byline: Matt Harris matthew.harris@gladstoneobserver.com.au SGBR Winners GOLD: Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Empire Conference Centre (Rockhampton), The Waterline Restaurant (Keppel Bay Marina) SILVER: Empire Apartment Hotel (Rockhampton),...
The Melbourne Cup Made Me Do It, Promise
MONDAY WITH BEN BEN NORRIS THE strangest thing happened to me the other day. I went outside and found some leftover food in a bowl in my backyard, the spoon metres away. While I paint you this pretty picture, I should probably tell you most of...
Tie in the Balance after First-Leg Stalemate
THE Socceroos believe they are in the box seat to qualify for next year's World Cup after their 0-0 first-leg playoff in San Pedro Sula, but so will Honduras. In terms of two-legged playoffs, the Australians pulled off the more-than-satisfactory...
Top Order Dominates for the Glen in Win over BITS
Byline: Matt Harris .com.au CRICKET: The Glen has kept within striking distance of the top of the Capricorn Challenge ladder after a comprehensive victory against BITS at the weekend. Winning the toss and electing to bat on a good wicket, the...
We Want More of That
THE spectacular Tonga-New Zealand World Cup game on Saturday was the best advertisement I've ever seen for rugby league. It should be put on a website, heavily promoted and showcased to the world. And then, most importantly, distributed to the...
Woolf Warning to Kangaroos
TONGA coach Kristian Woolf has put Mal Meninga's Kangaroos on notice, saying his Jason Taumalolo-inspired squad is capable of winning the World Cup after its famous Kiwi boilover. The rapidly improving tier-two minnows are now shaping as Australia's...
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