Second Truth Day is truly truthy

By Murray Murchison. The Plain Dealer has maintained our uncompromising pursuit of fake truthiness by staging a second Truth Day at the Reef Casino. As was the case for the inaugural installment one year ago, the event was a bald-faced success (under the Chatham House rule). The guests, which included Eric Murray and Nicole Kidman,Continue reading “Second Truth Day is truly truthy”

New winner for chocolate sculpture competition

By Kimberley Schloss. Mrs Liz Hawkens, 54, of Ravenshoe has won the Mareeba Chocolate Sculpting competition with her outstanding effort, Tilly likes a choc schmacko (above). Mrs Hawkins has been a perennial entrant into the competition and was a deserved winner of the 1.5 million dollar prize. She was presented with her award by AmiraContinue reading “New winner for chocolate sculpture competition”

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”

Amira wins choc sculpturing comp again

Amira Malik, the 26 year old hijabi from Atherton, has won the Mareeba Chocolate Sculpting competition for the second year running. Ms Malik, who is now professor of Chocolate Studies at the Malanda TAFE, sculpted the winning entry “Benedict Stares” (above) which impressed the judges with its attention to detail and creative use of off-the-shelfContinue reading “Amira wins choc sculpturing comp again”

Study shows sugar is good for you!

By Allan Povah A new William Bligh University study has shown that the consumption of sugar can have several positive effects, especially in the short term. In an interview with the Plain Dealer, author of the study, Dr Kellyanne Brody from the College of Healthcare Services, explained the scope and implications of the findings. “WeContinue reading “Study shows sugar is good for you!”

CL to headline the CUF?

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Korean superstar, CL (above), formerly of K-pop super-group, 2NE1, and onetime girlfriend of Sir Geoff Huegill is reportedly in negotiations to headline the Cairns Ukelele festival. CL, whose last outing was a Grammy-award winning track on The Little Pony soundtrack, is hugely popular in North Queensland, and securing her services would beContinue reading “CL to headline the CUF?”

WBU announce education campaign for managing SSAD

By Murray Murchison Academics at the William Bligh University have announced that they have been given federal funding to implement an education campaign on the common and debilitating condition, Social Sequencing Anxiety Disorder, or SSAD. SSAD sufferers are afflicted with the ability to know their rank in a social sequencing situation, such as a queueContinue reading “WBU announce education campaign for managing SSAD”

May 2017 Classifieds

Looking For Love To the petite blonde cutie at the Kurban concert. You look like Luna Lovegood and you are casting spells on my heart. Want to listen to Charlie Rich under a harvest moon sipping Jack? @kiwiShyBoyRubin To the Blue-Haired One-Eyed Girl on the Alliance de Francais poster. I love you. You are perfect.Continue reading “May 2017 Classifieds”

Keith rocks the Railway

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Logan city superstar, Keith Urban, rocked the Railway Hotel last night on his Don’t Look So Surprised world tour in front of a crowd of eighty-one fans. The evening began with two support acts that were received warmly by the crowd. Kuranda artist, Dayne Guzman Caine, performed cuts from his Grammy nominated album CrocdilesContinue reading “Keith rocks the Railway”

WBU academics claim to have a cure for GAS

By Paolo Zupp William Bligh University academics have announced that they have developed a treatment for the insidious syndrome that has dogged musicians since the dawn of rock ‘n roll. GAS – Guitar Acquisition Syndrome (more recently generalised to Gear Acquisition Syndrome and also known as Perceived Guitar Personality Disorder) is the debilitating condition inContinue reading “WBU academics claim to have a cure for GAS”