Upbeat Cairns man never stops looking on the bright side, despite ...Mathew Eaton was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an eye condition that creates tunnel like vision, when he was 10 years old. The Earlville resident hasn't let his impairment stop him living life, representing Australia in goalball. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKEMATHEW Eaton hasn’t lost sight of what’s important in life.With his eldest son Lewis starting school this week, the 32-year-old Cairns local couldn’t be more content.But finding “normality” has been anything but easy for the father of two, w..>> view original
Cairns anglers getting rods at the ready for barra season openingBarramundi season begins on Monday, and Cairns fishermen are getting ready to hook the famed fighting fish. Erskine's Tackle World manager Rob Erskine with a setup suited for barra fishing. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKEANGLERS all over the Far North are counting down to what is hoped to be a barra bonanza when the closed season ends on Monday.Recent storm activity and heavy rain means conditions should be prime for anglers to target the iconic fish as soon as the clock strikes midday.Erskine’s Tackle W..>> view original
Cairns' economy has good start for 2016Research Director Rick Carr from Herron Todd White lets us in on his Property Predictions for 2016. PICTURE: STEWART McLEANCAIRNS’ economy has started the new year on a positive note.The latest CairnsWatch report says there has been “forward progress in its key indicators, most noticeably in connection with the labour market”.But report author Herron Todd White research director Rick Carr says the turnaround needs to be sustained.He said the Cairns regional employment trend had steadied at 107,..>> view original
Cairns Crocs triathlon club ranked among best in the worldCairns Crocs Triathlon Club president Kylie Anderson.ON paper, the Cairns Crocs triathlon club is a small fish in a huge pond, but as the sport continues to boom in the region, they have confirmed their heavyweight status.Despite only sporting a membership of just over 300 members the Crocs have been officially ranked as the eighth-best in the world.Based on points accumulated by club members at officially sanctioned events, Cairns was among just three Australian clubs inside the top 10 of Ironm..>> view original
Cuteness overload at RSPCA Cairns as more puppies, dogs arrive ...Cairns RSPCA manager Rob Harvey with some 10-week-old puppies. PICTURE: STEWART McLEANSTAFF at RSPCA Cairns have come down with a bad case of puppy love after a new bundle of little furballs came into their care. The mixed-breed pups were among 20 pooches from Townsville to arrive at the Stratford shelter this week and are now ready for adoption.“Townsville is a lot larger than us so we like to give a helping hand and take as many animals as we can, and do our part for the RSPCA,” said Cairns ca..>> view original
NBL season can't finish soon enough for Sydney Kings after Cairns ...NBL season can't finish soon enough for Sydney Kings after Cairns Taipans loss Video will begin in 5 seconds. Sport: The week's best plays From buzzer beaters to wonder goals, these are the most exciting, silly and downright crazy plays in the sporting world this week. PT1M42S 620 349 Jason Cadee and Tom Garlepp continued their encouraging late-season form surges but it was not enough to prevent the Sydney Kings losing to the Taipans in Cairns on Friday night.Cadee poured in..>> view original
Bonds jump globally as Japan joins negative rate clubThe Japanese central bank said the move was designed to stop the turbulence in financial markets. AP by Anooja Debnath and Lucy Meakin Government bonds across the world climbed after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly adopted a negative interest-rate policy on Friday, just days after saying it wasn't considering such a move.Yields on Japanese bonds fell to records after BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's board voted 5-4 to ..>> view original
37 migrants drown trying to reach Greece37 migrants drown trying to reach GreeceAt least 37 people have drowned after a boat carrying Syrian refugees attempting the short sea journey from Turkey to Greece struck rocks and capsized.Images of dead children on a beach on Saturday were another soul-searing reminder that Europe's migrant crisis keeps destroying lives and families by the day."January has been the deadliest month so far for drownings between Turkey and Greece," Peter Bouckaert, the emergencies director at Human Rights Watch,..>> view original
Turkish police recover possible PicassoTurkish police have recovered a painting that looks like a Picasso in a sting operation in Istanbul.Turkish police recover possible PicassoTurkish police have recovered an oil painting that looks like a Picasso in a sting operation in Istanbul.Police posed as buyers for the painting, detaining two suspects who tried to sell it for $US8 million ($A11.30 million), the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Saturday.Anadolu said the painting, which shows an abstract nude female figure brushing her hair, ..>> view original
Zika virus hits pregnant Colombian womenMore than 2100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus.Zika virus hits pregnant Colombian womenMore than 2100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus.Colombia's national health institute announced the statistic on Saturday, as the disease continues its spread across the Americas.The virus has been linked to the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which prevents foetus' brains from developing properly. There is no vaccine.There ..>> view original
|Cairns MP Rob Pyne alleged to have been bullied by colleague .
|Treasurer to annouce key Cairns schools project .
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