Pomona is still a beautiful little country town a lot like the one I grew up in.People are friendly and helpful and it has a great sense of community. A small Queenslander cottage in Pomona right near Mt Cooroora!I have no desire whatsoever to move from where I am right now.The only things I’d like is one more bedroom and a bit more land so I could grow more food. Celebrity chef Matt Golinski with a snapper at Main Beach, Noosa. Picture: Mark Cranitch.Matt Golinski is an Australian celebrity chef best known for his regular appearances on the television show Ready Steady Cook.Golinski’s love of food started at an early age. Growing up on a tropical fruit farm on the Sunshine Coast surrounded by fresh produce has influenced his style of cooking throughout his entire career. By the age of 12, he had decided he wanted to be a chef, and 31 years later his passion for the industry he loves only continues to grow by the day.Today, he still lives on the Sunshine Coast and shares his property dreams with The Sunday-Mail. I live in a small Queenslander cottage in Pomona that I’ve spent a lot of time doing up.I love the feel of these types of houses, despite all of their faults they have so much character and almost have a personality of their own.I love being in Pomona because it’s still a little country town with great people and I love Mt Cooroora. I love the kangaroos, kookaburras, king parrots, the cat bird that bangs its head against my pizza oven, the sound of whip birds and frogs.Even the bandicoot that digs holes all through my garden.I like that I can look out any window and see beautiful lush greenery. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago What would you change about your home? The old classic: buy the worst house in the best street. What do you love about your home? What is the best thing about your suburb? If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? I’d give it one more bedroom and another quarter of an acre of land so I could have a bigger garden. Where do you live and why? What was the best piece of property advice you were given?
Modified entry fee is $150 if paid by Aug. 1 or $200 on race day. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $1,000 to win both nights. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for $400 to win, Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $150 to win on Friday. Saturday’s card includes a $700 to win feature for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars while Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $400 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance state points will be given at the draw/redraw show. Qualifying starts on opening night with the 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event set for night two. A race of states is also on the Friday program, with one Modified driver from each state represented at Park Jefferson selected by random draw to compete in a $500 to win event. Friday grandstand admission is $17 for adults and $15 for seniors ages 65 and over. Admission on Saturday is $20 for adults and $18 for seniors. Fans ages 6-16 are $5 and five and under get in free each day. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. both nights. The Iron Cup is presented by J & J Fitting. More information is available at www.parkjeff.com and on Facebook. Pit passes are $35. JEFFERSON, S.D. – Seven thousand dollars is the top prize at the richest IMCA Modified race in South Dakota, Park Jefferson Speedway’s seventh annual Iron Cup special Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8.
Subs:16. Darragh Mooney – Éire Óg Annacarty17. Kieran Bergin – Killenaule18. Andrew Coffey -Nenagh Éire Óg19. Conor Kenny – Borris-Ileigh20. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney21. Conor O’Brien – Éire Óg Annacarty22. Niall O’Meara -Kilruane MacDonaghs23. Daire Quinn – Nenagh Éire Óg24. Adrian Ryan – Templederry Kenyons25. Liam Ryan – Drom & Inch26. Willie Ryan – Clonakenny Throw-in at Semple Stadium on Sunday is at 3 o’clock. Tipp FM’s live coverage of the match will be brought to you in association with Alliance Medical, South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel. Seamus Callinan of Drom & Inch makes his anticipated return to the side and will line out at full-forward, Nenagh Éire Óg’s Barry Heffernan makes his league debut at right-half back and Ronan Maher of Thurles Sarsfields makes his first start in the NHL at centre back.The match-day 26 is as follows:1. Darren Gleeson – Portroe2. Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill3. Tomás Hamill – Moyne-Templetuohy4. Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields5. Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg6. Ronan Maher -Thurles Sarsfields7. Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields8. Brendan Maher (Capt.) – Borris-Ileigh9. Michael Breen – Ballina10. Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney11. Dan McCormack -Borris-Ileigh12. Patrick Maher – Lorrha-Dorrha13. John O’Dwyer – Killenaule14. Seamus Callanan -Drom & Inch15. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has revealed that he “dreams” of winning the coveted Ballon d’Or.Benzema’s club teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi have shared the accolade in the last seven years, but Benzema has claimed that he still harbours hopes of being recognised.”Winning the Ballon d’Or remains one of my objectives,” Benzema told BeIn Sports. “I am not going to lie about it. The Ballon d’Or is always in the back of my mind. Every player dreams of winning it.”What I would need to do to win it? I would have to win a lot of titles and score 80 goals or so in one year!”Since joining Real Madrid from Lyon in 2009, the 27-year-old has netted 130 goals in 273 games in Spain.
PORTLAND — Just three years ago Alfonzo McKinnie played on the worst team in Luxembourg’s second division.For those not geographically inclined, Luxembourg would be the second-smallest state in America by population, ahead of only Wyoming. No teams selected McKinnie in the 2015 NBA Draft, so he signed with the East Side Pirates, a semi-professional team in the middle of nowhere.So it’s fair to say McKinnie hardly expected to be wearing a gray flat-brim hat that read “NBA FINALS” in white …
Walker-Peters, Eriksen admit Spurs ‘buzzing’ after Bournemouth routby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen hailed the manner of Tottenham’s rout of Bournemouth yesterday.The Dane was among the goalscorers for the 5-0 win.He said, “It’s always nice to know that you will score at some point. “With the players we have, someone will score at any point, even in the first 10 minutes not playing as well as we could and still scoring and leading – that gives you the confidence and the trust in your team that you can sit back, be professional, be focused and that you will win the game.”Spurs fullback – and fellow goalscorer – Kyle Walker-Peters added: “There’s a buzz around the team at the moment, we’re winning games and everyone is confident. When I step on the pitch I have that confidence as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Facebook Advertisement Twitter Advertisement READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival is quickly approaching and we have another must-see film to add to our watch list: André Leon Talley’s documentary.Called The Gospel According to André, the 94-minute film will make its official premiere at TIFF 2017 on Sept. 8, with Magnolia Pictures planning a spring 2018 North American theatrical release. Directed by Kate Novack, the “funny and poignant portrait” will chronicle the life of the 67-year-old former Vogue editor-at-large, and will include archival footage of André’s illustrious career, starting with his involvement in Andy Warhol’s Factory during the ’70s, according to WWD.“André has been an unmissable fixture in the front row of fashion for as long as I can remember, but the story of how he got there has never really been told in an intimate way,” Novack explained to WWD. Advertisement
OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau hit the reset button on his government’s controversial small-business tax reforms Monday but the awkward spectacle of the prime minister sidelining his finance minister, along with mushrooming questions about Bill Morneau’s personal financial arrangements, suggests the political crisis roiling Liberal ranks isn’t over just yet.Indeed, the controversy has morphed into a test of credibility for Morneau, Trudeau’s most important minister, the architect of the Liberals’ economic agenda and the chief salesman for the tax reforms.At a news conference to announce that the government will belatedly honour its promise to cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent, reporters asked as many questions about why Morneau hasn’t put his substantial assets in a blind trust as they did about the tax measures.Trudeau didn’t help matters by initially insisting on fielding questions directed specifically to Morneau, who stood by watching while the prime minister defended his beleaguered minister’s ethics.“You have to ask a question of me first because you get a chance to talk to the prime minister,” Trudeau told one reporter before finally allowing Morneau to explain that he has followed “to the letter” the recommendations of ethics commissioner Mary Dawson for dealing with his assets and avoiding any conflict of interest.The uncomfortable news conference prompted New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen to wonder aloud if Trudeau “is starting to lose confidence in his finance minister.”“Certainly many Canadians are,” Cullen said.“The rollout of this small business tax plan has been so badly botched, I think we’d agree that both the message saying to many small business owners you’re tax cheats and also the messenger in this case — somebody who is so inherently conflicted, and I’d suggest maybe legally conflicted — is causing a lot of problems for both the prime minister, his Liberal caucus and for this finance (minister).”In the House of Commons, opposition parties zeroed in on the lack of a blind trust, plus last week’s revelation that Morneau failed to disclose a private company that owns a family villa in France, to cast further doubt on his credibility.Conservative MP Peter Kent said “this extremely wealthy minister” seems to believe “he is above conflict of interest and ethics reporting rules.” His party’s House leader, Candice Bergen, went even further, accusing the finance minister of becoming “so arrogant and so entitled that he actually thinks he is above the law.”Cullen sarcastically attributed the multiple controversies surrounding Morneau to forgetfulness.“He forgot that cutting small business taxes was a promise that he ran on, he forgot he owned a luxury villa in France, but, hey, what middle-class Canadian hasn’t? He also forgot to tell us that his vast wealth was not, in fact, in a blind trust and he only comes clean when he is in a world of trouble.”As for the reviving the promise to cut the small business tax rate, which Morneau shelved in his first budget, Cullen dismissed that as damage control in the face of the angry backlash that greeted the small business tax reform proposals from doctors, lawyers, accountants, shop keepers, premiers and even some Liberal backbenchers.“When Liberals have totally screwed up a small business tax plan, when they have attacked small businesses while ignoring their wealthy friends, when they are backed so deep into a corner they have nowhere else to go, then and only then will Liberals honour their commitments to Canadians.”Opposition MPs also kept up a barrage of questions about a now-withdrawn Canada Revenue Agency notice that employee discounts will henceforth be considered taxable benefits. While Morneau was not involved in that fiasco and the government has insisted it has no plans to tax the discounts given to retail sector workers, ongoing confusion over what other discounts might be taxable gave opposition parties more ammunition to question the credibility of the government as a whole and its claim to be a champion of the middle class.Business groups, who’ve bitterly denounced the tax reform plans, were more charitable about Monday’s partial climb-down, welcoming the reduction in the small business tax rate and the promise of changes to the proposed reforms to be unveiled later in the week.“It’s certainly an awful lot better than it was only a few short hours ago,” said Dan Kelly, president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.Nevertheless, Kelly added that the business community will want to see the details of the changes and have tax experts analyse them before giving a thumbs up. There’s been “a bit of a trust erosion with the government” which makes the business community “a bit shy to react,” he said.“We really need to make sure that what the government’s intentions are is actually the case when we study the proposals in detail,” he said.“There’s no question it took a knock, it did affect the trust the business community has with government and with the ministry of finance, and it’s going to take a little bit of time for that to come back. But I think it can come back if the government is sincere and taking some new approaches.”Perrin Beatty, president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, said the government appears to be doing “a dance of the seven veils” with its changes to the tax reform proposals and it’s not until all the details are known that its impact can be judged.“At this point, everybody’s from Missouri. They want to see something that’s concrete,” he said.Beatty said part of the problem with the original proposals was that the government understated the impact, essentially telling business people, “‘Don’t worry, be happy’ and what we heard from all the tax practitioners across the country was, ‘Worry.’”
TORONTO – Canada is concerned that the political and economic turmoil in Venezuela will spark a refugee crisis for the South American country and its neighbours, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday.Freeland said that she and Peru’s foreign minister would take that message to the United Nations in New York City on Monday, following her appearance at a business conference in Toronto.Canada and Peru co-chaired a meeting of ministers from the Lima Group of countries last week in Toronto. Freeland and Peru’s foreign minister Ricardo Luna were delegated to meet with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.Apart from Canada, the group’s 12 members are in Latin America.But Freeland said Monday that Venezuela and Canada are in the same geographic “neighbourhood” and that Canada has a role to play in supporting the country’s democratic institutions and respect for human rights.“I do think. . . this is a humanitarian crisis as well as a political one. We are seeing real preventable suffering of the people of Venezuela,” Freeland said at the Toronto Global Forum before heading to New York for the U.N. meeting.“And I think . . . there are mounting signs of a regional refugee crisis as well. Colombia and Brazil are facing a lot of pressure. So I think it is an area where Canada needs to be very engaged.”Venezuela — an oil-rich country that was led by outspoken socialist Hugo Chavez from 1999 to 2013 — has suffered an economic meltdown since his death.The dramatic drop in global oil prices since late 2014 and the devaluation of the country’s currency have fuelled triple-digit inflation that has resulted in shortages of food, medicine and other basic necessities.The government of President Nicolas Maduro, who succeeded Chavez, has also been accused of grabbing power by creating a new constitutional assembly that claims supreme authority over other arms of the government, including the opposition-controlled congress.In September, Freeland announced that Canada had imposed sanctions against 40 key figures in the Venezuelan regime, including Maduro, who she said had helped undermine the country’s stability.Freeland said Monday that support from allies would help pressure Venezuela further.“So I think it is an area where Canada needs to be very engaged. . . . We’d be delighted to see the EU joining us in applying pressure on the government of Venezuela,” Freeland said.Earlier in an on-stage interview by Frank McKenna, a former Liberal premier of New Brunswick and a former Canadian ambassador to the United States, Freeland acknowledged that the NAFTA trade talks have included some “troubling” proposals from the United States.Freeland specified two issues: the U.S. insistence of removing dispute-resolution measures contained in Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement as well as its proposal to review the trade pact every five years.But she said the Canada-U.S. relationship is “robust and very deep” — noting the two countries are partners in the NATO and NORAD military alliances and that Canada is a bigger market for the United States than China, Japan and the United Kingdom combined.Freeland also said that barriers to trade under World Trade Organization rules have been reduced since NAFTA was signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico.“We looked at the actual trade — not the just the agreement but the actual trade that is happening — we found that around 40 per cent of Canadian exporters to the United States don’t use the NAFTA preferences that are available to them,” Freeland said.That suggests the differences between WTO and NAFTA rules have decreased and that administrative red-tape involved is a bigger barrier to trade than preferential tariffs in the three-country agreement, she said.“It’s very technical. Things like electronic forms at the border, things like regulatory harmonization,” Freeland said.“It really matters to Canadian and U.S. businesses and in most chapters (of the agreement) we’re going gangbusters in a very positive way.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Regional Airport welcomed a special visitor on Thursday, September 5, to Fort St. John.As part of an expedition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, a newly restored British Silver Spitfire fighter plane from the Second World War landed in Fort St. John.The Mk IX Spitfire is being flown by British Pilots and is en route to Alaska after having left Britain five weeks ago. As of Friday, the Spitfire is 6,450 miles into its 27,000-mile four-month expedition of flying around the world.According to expedition organizers, the Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was built in 1943 and was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after World War II.To follow the Spitfire’s expedition, you can visit silverspitfire.com.