Mexico wins at robots in Shanghai

By Allan Povah. Mexican teams dominated the primary school category of the World Educational Robotics (WER) contest held in Shanghai, China, last weekend, taking the top three spots. The winning team, competing under the name Warriors, was made up of sixth-grade students Ricardo Gael González Zamudio, Rafael Lua Oliver and Mariana Torrija Arturo and mentoredContinue reading “Mexico wins at robots in Shanghai”

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”

Mexican dick-swinger to appear in Twister-B Invitational

By Kimberley Schloss Management at Gilligans Spa and Resort has announced a celebrity guest contestant for it’s Twister-B tournament later this month. Mexican man, Roberto Esquivel, will be competing in the prestigious Rotary Twister-B Invitational, and will join a cavalcade of stars. Esquivel, 54, of Saltillo, Coahuila in Mexico, holds the world record for longestContinue reading “Mexican dick-swinger to appear in Twister-B Invitational”

Sinkhole causes chaos at Trinity Beach

By Paolo Zupp A sinkhole has opened up overnight on Vasey Esplanade at Trinity Beach. The cause of the three-metre deep crater is unknown, but speculation is rife that no-hoper youths may be involved. The hazard, which is located slightly south of the stinger nets, is causing great inconvenience to strollers and dog-walkers who haveContinue reading “Sinkhole causes chaos at Trinity Beach”

“I am not Yemeni”: Shier

By Allan Povah Prime Minister, Val Shier, tabled documents in Parliament yesterday proving that her Yemeni citizenship became invalidated well before her election in 2013. The certified documents from the Yemeni Home Office in Sana’a confirm that Ms Shier lived in Yemen between 1972 and 1977 and attended the École française d’Aden, studying French Literature,Continue reading ““I am not Yemeni”: Shier”

Adiós y buena suerte, señor Skip!

By Murray Murchison A BrickHouse spokesman today confirmed the worst kept secret in the country, that Sir Geoff “Skippy” Huegill has been appointed as North Queensland’s ambassador to Mexico, taking over from the Honorable Wendell Sailor. Following some Spanish and mariachi lessons, Sir Skippy will be taking residence at the embassy in Colonia Polanco fromContinue reading “Adiós y buena suerte, señor Skip!”

A conversation with Lisbeth Trickett

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Dame Lisbeth Trickett is the popular Minister for Defence and Animal Affairs. She was kind enough to spend an afternoon with me at Lunico’s Restaurant at Trinity Beach. SHC: Dame Trickett, thanks for agreeing to talk. Let’s start with the hot-button issue. Where do you stand onContinue reading “A conversation with Lisbeth Trickett”

Quaffers queue for quenching Quetza

By Paolo Zupp The first shipment of the Quetza range of Beers and Ales has arrived at Dan Murphy’s Smithfield, and lovers of the amber liquid are lining up outside to get their first taste. Herbert Wang (above), of Baja Roca Blanca, was one of the first to pick up a carton of the launchContinue reading “Quaffers queue for quenching Quetza”

Beatriz threatens the isthmus

By Allan Povah Residents of eastern Mexico are bracing this evening as category 9 tropical storm Beatriz bears down on the vulnerable isthmus. Producers of rambutans and bananas in far North Queensland are unapologetically hopeful that the storm will wipe out competing crops in the Mexican food-bowl, which could result in fruit shortages and on-marketContinue reading “Beatriz threatens the isthmus”

The beer that ended a civilisation

By Paolo Zupp A team of scientists from William Bligh University (WBU), in conjunction with Mexico City’s Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), have successfully brewed a version of the pre-Hispanic corn beer that was favoured by the Aztec civilisation. It has been postulated by historians that the extreme predilection of Aztecs for Quetzalcoatl Bitter, as itContinue reading “The beer that ended a civilisation”