#TBT GALLERY: Daily Liberal December 1989 – Part 3Photos

#TBT GALLERY: Daily Liberal December 1989 – Part 3 | Photos Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.
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Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

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Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

Photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

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Racing CEO announces North West’s achievers

Last race: More To It passes race favourite Too Many Lies just before the finish line in the BenchMark handicap.
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THE Mount Isa Race Club announced the best local and regionaljockeys, trainers and horses of the year during the Christmas at the Races event at Buchanan Parkon Saturday.

The awards were presented by Queensland Racing’s acting chief executive Ian Hall, who was visiting the clubs to learn firsthandthe local racing community’s concerns of the industry, and by State Member Rob Katter.

The North West Region’s trainer of the year was Denise Ballard.

The region’s jockey of the year was Aaron Spradau.

Spradau was also declared the local jockey.

Carry Me was the region’s horse of the year, owned and trained by Justin Bawden.

The local apprentice jockey was Tamara Ticknell.

Mount Isa’s trainer of the year was Patrick Inwood.

And the local horse of the year was Fortza, the Inwood trained horse that won the open handicap that day.

Fortza is owned by Janelle Montgomery, who said; “he was my find in a sale, which makes it special.

“He was my gamble.”

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Clues to saving Barrier Reef could come from coral thriving in warming oceans

Scientists are investigating how corals like this can withstand the ravages of global warming. Photo: Western Australian Museum Braving the elements: porites corals like this might save reefs. Photo: Western Australian Museum
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Bonaparte Archipelago has some of the most heat-tolerant corals in the world. Photo: Western Australian Museum

While warming oceans are putting much of the Great Barrier Reef under serious threat, some coral is actually flourishing under these tough conditions.

Little-known reefs off the coast of north-western Australia have shown extraordinary resilience and are thriving, scientists have discovered.

The extraordinary resilience of the colourful corals of the Bonaparte Archipelago, a string of several hundred small islands and submerged banks off the Kimberley coast, might offer a solution to struggling reefs elsewhere, said lead researcher Zoe Richards of the Western Australian Museum.

The local reefs and islets, created as a result of rising seas thousands of years ago, are in an intertidal zone with huge tidal movements of up to eight metres that exposes the corals at low spring tide for more than three hours and then entirely submerges them during high tide.

“This is part of the reason why the corals are so tolerant to heat stress,” Dr Richards explained.

“One minute they are out of the water exposed to the sun then the next they are submerged, surrounded by sediment-laden water which is ripping around really fast in the current. So, corals growing on these reefs have become accustomed to change and have grown to tolerate a wider range of conditions than those in more stable sub-tidal environments.”

Being relatively close to the centre of marine biodiversity of Indonesia, this coral community probably gets replenished from there, she added. “In addition, there are no large urban centres or agricultural developments nearby – so the waters are near-pristine with little water pollution,” Dr Richards said.

She is investigating other possible reasons for the corals’ resilience. These include an abundance of photo-protective pigments that reflect light at low tide, the secretion of mucous that acts as a natural sunscreen and the existence of symbiotic partners, such as the micro-organism cyanobacteria, which can handle the heat.

“It may also be that the Bonaparte corals may feed on small particles in the water at high tide and reduce their metabolic rate during low tide,” Dr Richards said.

Finally, she said, high levels of sediment in the water may help offset some of the light stress while the strong currents help the water to mix.

“The Kimberley corals provide hope that corals may be able to adapt to warming environments – and the opportunity to further explore what traits enhance stress resistance,” Dr Richards said.

“Armed with this knowledge, we can further explore whether stress tolerance can be boosted or bred into corals from other areas, such as the Great Barrier Reef, which is highly susceptible to climate change.”

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Taylor Swift in Brisbane: flawless beyond her 26 years

Taylor Swift performs during her ‘1989’ World Tour. Photo: Mark MetcalfeTaylor Swift had a blank space, baby, and on Saturday night, she wrote Brisbane’s name.
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The 1989 World Tour hit Suncorp Stadium in a blaze of colour, energy and an endless array of midriff-baring costumery before tens of thousands who packed the venue to worship at the altar of T.Swift.

“Good evening Brisbane, I’m Taylor,” she told the adoring crowd, before going on to add, “and I was born in 1989.”

Glad we got that one cleared up early.

At a stadium where the most fervent support is usually reserved for Queensland’s state of origin team, the American songstress inspired equally ardent devotion.

It was in Brisbane late last decade where she played her first Australian gig as a teenager, she told the crowd, at “a small bar”, about as stark a contrast you could find to the stadium spectacular of her 2015 return to the city.

That “small bar” was the Tivoli, in a tour that came on the back of her first international number one, the Romeo and Juliet-inspired Love Story, which she said on Saturday night, she wrote on her bedroom floor as a 17-year-old.

The country-style song that reached number one in 2008 made Saturday night’s set list late in the piece, and while well received, was clearly demonstrative of how far the singer’s style had evolved from her Nashville roots to the pure pop of last year’s 1989.

And it was that pure pop, or one song in particular, everyone in the crowd came to see.

The mega hit Shake it Off was delivered in a spectacular blaze of colour and energy, that had the entire crowd on its feet, shaking it off with her.

The 178 centimetre singer who almost singlehandedly brought back the high waisted short shorts had clearly inspired a legion of women in the crowd, many of whom were bopping along in their own Swift-esque shorts and crop top combinations.

It was a song that clearly demonstrated the culmination of the pop princess’s evolution.

From the youthful optimism of Love Story, which just didn’t seem to quite fit any more, to 2012’s assertive We are Never, Ever Getting Back Together to Bad Blood from 1989, an ode to the betrayal of a friend, Swift has, like Pink before her, clearly chosen her own path, and it’s one that speaks to legions of fans of all ages.

The hordes of primary school girls and teenagers in the crowd, numbers of whom suggest the singer’s Brisbane concert numbers would have halved had it been held on a school night, clearly demonstrate the widespread appeal of her new pop style alone.

But her willingness to use her own heartbreak as inspiration for her songwriting, and then, by way of Shake it Off deliver a big, “I don’t give a shit what you think” has propelled her into a new stratosphere of power.

It’s one that clearly resonates with her largely female fan base. At just a week shy of her 26th birthday, the singer is already an almost unparalleled force in the performance world.

Her almost flawless stadium show belies a maturity well beyond her years and her lack of ego clearly contributes to the ardent fandom she enjoys.

It’s a magnetism that makes it hard to imagine her star will do anything but continue to rise. Sadly for many, this may mean her days of performing at the Tivoli may never come again.

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Bikers for Kids Toy Run, Santa Fun Run 2015 | photos

Bikers for Kids Toy Run, Santa Fun Run 2015 | photos Newcastle Bikers for Kids annual toy run at Newcastle Foreshore on December 6, 2015. Picture: Jonathan Carroll.
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TweetFacebook Bikers for Kids Toy Run and the Variety Santa Fun Run.Pictures from the Bikers for Kids Toy Run and the Variety Santa Fun Run, both held in Newcastle on December 6.BIKERS and cannon fire might not seem like traditional Christmas fare, but the annual Toy Run that kicked off in Newcastle on Sunday helps bring the season alive for Hunter children in need.

On-lookers liningthe harbour as the 38thannual Bikers for Kids Newcastle Toy Run thundered past.

Each year about 10,000 leather-clad motorcyclists ride from Stockton to the Newcastle Foreshore donating gifts to the Salvation Army, an Sunday was no different.

Last year the event made $97,000, which goes toward vouchers of about $150 that parents can use to buy presents for their children.

A short walk down the road, more than 2000 people donned a more time-honoured Christmas outfit, pulling on red hats and suits totake onthe five-kilometreVariety Santa Fun Run.

Starting at Harbour Square inHoneysuckle, the runners and walkerstook thescenic route along the harbour, part ofa bid to raise $250,000 to help sick, disadvantaged orspecial needs children.

Variety chief executive Tam Johnston said the run was “a hoot”.

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