From the instance in which I was born, I was dying.

28/04/2009 § Leave a comment

We generally consider our lifetime as if it were a line on paper, an infinite figure of points, lingering like eternity…like the immortal skyline. To not exist, and even worse ,to not know this is so, is a jolting, untenable notion. Even in understanding the delicate laces of consideration, forming an eclipse to the enigma belongs to such a unbounded, far-flung thought. I am incompetent in absorbing…even apprehending, the concept of existing no more…not in any fashion or form.

But if there’s one thing I do know,  we cannot boast the sovereignty to select the manner in which we will perish from this universe, but bestowed in each and every one of us is the prevailing opportunity to live in the way that our heart pines for…and in doing so ultimate happiness can be achieved.

So go…be free…do what you love…and only that!!!

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Townsville beauty wins Miss Universe Australia (TBM)

24/04/2009 § Leave a comment

23-04-09

By Katelyn Potter

 RACHAEL Finch, a Sydney-based international model, was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2009 at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel last night.

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Rachael Finch out on the Gold Coast. 

The 20-year-old model and television presenter from Townsville beat 31 other finalists to win the award formerly won by Jennifer Hawkins.

It was second time lucky for Ms Finch who also competed in last year Miss Universe competition.

 

Finch said winning the title felt surreal.

“How do I describe the feeling? What words do I use because to me it’s like a dream.She will also get the opportunity to represent Australia in the Miss Universe world finals in the Bahamas on August 23.
 
“I feel like I’m in literally, a dream. It’s surreal,” she said.
 
Ms Finch walked away with the $25,000 diamond crown, a new car and a shoe wardrobe worth $1000.
 
 

 To view pictures of the new Miss Universe click here.

Are Universities promoting Alcohol Abuse (TBM)

23/04/2009 § Leave a comment

08-04-09

By Katelyn Potter

University parties are a chance for students to forget about study and get to know their peers in a safe environment, but the addition of competitive drink pricing can lead to alcohol abuse.

 Griffith University student, Steven Griffin is a self proclaimed ‘social drinker’ and has attended a number of University events.

I think the University promotes alcohol consumption, through its themed parties and drinking prices.

“At this campus there is definitely an over emphasis on alcohol consumption,” Mr. Griffin said.

The university’s courtesy bus to the heart of Surfers Paradise is also a controversial balancing act between promotion of continued drinking or a safety measure against drink driving.

Mr. Griffin said the bus is definitely a responsible step by the university.

“It’s  helping to prevent us from drink driving, problems only occur when students who would not have drunk in the first place are able to because they don’t have to drive,” he said.

To further the Universitys emphasis on safety tight security and fences will protect the 1200 students expected to attend the toga party this Thursday 9 -April at the Griffith University Student Bar.

 

For more facts on responsible drinking click here.

NRA Fashion Festival supports Australian talent

22/04/2009 § Leave a comment

08-04-09

By Katelyn Potter

The Gold Coast is set for a night of glamour and excitement this Wednesday night with the launch of one of Australia’s leading fashion events, the 28th NRA Australian Design Awards, me

(An Akira Isogawa collection from last year awards)

 

The Gala Dinner event showcases both emerging and established Australian designers.

Australian Music industry “it” girl Jessica Mauboy and last year’s idol winner Wes Carr will perform throughout the live telecast hosted by the Nine Network at 8:30pm throughout Queensland.

 

For more details on the event and to purchase tickets click here.

Day trippers escape as boulders bombard their 4WD

22/04/2009 § Leave a comment

06-04-09

By Katelyn Potter

A Gold Coast Family are lucky to be alive after two large boulders slammed into their car, almost forcing it over the edge of a cliff at Springbrook yesterday.

Michael and Jodie Johnston and their two young children were travelling towards Springbrook, a hinterland hiking area popular with day-trippers, at about 10am when their Ford Territory was hit by a wall of falling rocks and debris.

Mrs Johnston said the surge came from nowhere.

“We were just driving and saw a couple of rocks on the road and then all of a sudden the whole side of the road came tumbling down”

“It could have been horrific. We were very, very lucky.”

The road, notorious for mud slides during wet weather, remained closed for several hours in both directions while rescue crews worked to clear away tonnes of debris.

 

For details on the full story click here.

Bonus payments out today!

22/04/2009 § Leave a comment

08-04-09

By Katelyn Potter

 

THE Australian Taxation Office is set to roll out bonus payments to more than seven million Australians from today.

 

The move follows last week’s High Court decision rejecting a challenge to the validity of the payments.

Payments will be made in a random order based on postcodes in order to assist the postal and banking systems, with the first cheques arriving on Wednesday.

Those who have already lodged their tax returns need do nothing more – the money will be automatically despatched to their banks accounts or home addresses.

Jetstar cancelled flight leaves 150 passengers stranded

22/04/2009 § 1 Comment

12-03-09

By Katelyn Potter

 

JETSTAR is refusing to give any details over why it cancelled a flight out of Darwin yesterday morning, causing 150 people to change their travel plans.

 

The 2am flight to Melbourne was not full but the airline denied it was cancelled to cut costs, saying “operational requirements” were behind the change.told the Northern Territory News that it was because of operational requirements only that the flight was cancelled.

The inconvenience came after their flight had earlier been changed from Saturday morning to yesterday – also without explanation.

Jetstar spokeswoman Andrea Wait told the Northern Territory News that it was because of operational requirements only that the flight was cancelled.

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