October 2018 Classifieds

Looking For Love Dear Mexican chef in the purple dress and with the arresting isthmus. I want to taste your Chiapas and nuzzle your Monterrey and your Durango. I will range below you like Guatemala as support as we seek la culminación together. Save me some leftover pib. @isthmus_fever_damo Wanted Wanted: Chalice, the more ornateContinue reading “October 2018 Classifieds”

Coming Alive for the Day of the Dead

By Kimberley Schloss. Far North Queensland’s sizeable Mexican population is preparing for the Day of the Dead celebrations to take place on Nov 1st. As always, the focus of the event is creation of a a traditional dish known as a pib (above). The meal is created communally, with preparations beginning in July. The ingredientsContinue reading “Coming Alive for the Day of the Dead”

iSnake trial suspended

By Shirley Higgins-Croft. Top End Software has had to cancel release of its much anticipated snake detection program. The iSnake app, which uses infrared and ultraviolet nuclear magnetic resonance technology, was designed to detect and locate the presence of over 500 different snake species. It has been under late stage beta testing by members ofContinue reading “iSnake trial suspended”

Portrait competition unleashed!

By Murray Murchison. Calling all artists! The Plain Dealer has launched another competition aimed at unearthing some of the great artistic talent in North Queensland. In the past, our limerick and haiku competitions have been very popular, but at the Plain Dealer, we are always looking closely at the visual arts. This year, the challengeContinue reading “Portrait competition unleashed!”

Weathermen hospitalized in Yemen

By Destiny Givens. The 2018 symposium of the Asian Confederation of Weatherpersons (ACW) has been held at the Arabia Felix hotel in Sana’a, Yemen. Organisers were disappointed by the poor attendance, with many delegates choosing not to attend due to security issues and lack of weather. Proceedings finished early when keynote speaker, Grant Denyer, wasContinue reading “Weathermen hospitalized in Yemen”

A conversation with Delta Goodrem

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Dame Delta Goodrem is an Australian icon. Singer, pianist, button-presser and scud-tamer. There is no limit to the breadth of her talent Dame Delta sat down for a chat with Shirley Higgins-Croft at Villa Romana in Cairns. SHC: Dame Delta, it is such a great honor toContinue reading “A conversation with Delta Goodrem”

Unexpected Situations at the Vatican

By Kimberley Schloss The compelling UltraTune ‘Unexpected Situations‘ series is continuing, this time starring Mel Gibson (pictured above with Monsignor Dell’Acqua) and with Aaron Sorkin at the helm. Despite being initially named as director, Bruce Beresford, who has won four daytime Emmy awards for his work on the series, has handed the tiller to Sorkin,Continue reading “Unexpected Situations at the Vatican”

TopiKufi blasts DJ MoMo

By Paolo Zupp. Rapper TopiKufi (above) of the Tolga Massif has finally responded to the challenges laid out by DJ MoMo of the Walkamin Cru. Rarely seen in public, TopKufi, climbed aloft the Mareeba Town Hall and thrilled the lunchtime crowd with impassioned versions of his hits, including Fuck da Cowboys Yo, and Jizz onContinue reading “TopiKufi blasts DJ MoMo”