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  1. Can't beat a burger..
  2. Babysitting
  3. Received a parcel earlier this week. Picked it up off the top of the post box and threw in on the back seat of the car. Next day, I've 3 parcels to lodge at the post office, so I ask @spongebob to take them into the post office. Later that day, I'm looking round the house for the parcel, can't find it, @The Pom Queen suggests it's probably still in car. Look in car, not there... dawning realization that dearest son has lodged the parcel I've already received back at the post office along with the 3 parcels I was sending out not only that, when quizzed, he said he lodged 5 items at the post office... nobody has any idea what the 5th item was he posted out. Fortunately, today, I receive the parcel again which I'd already received on Wednesday...No harm done apart from postie probably experiencing Déjà vu and the strange case of the mystery '5th item'
  4. CommSec have just released it's latest quarterly 'State of the States' report. The April 2017 economic performance report is below. How are Australia’s states and territories performing? Each quarter CommSec attempts to find out by analysing eight key indicators: economic growth; retail spending; equipment investment; unemployment; construction work done; population growth; housing finance and dwelling commencements. Just as the Reserve Bank uses long-term averages to determine the level of “normal” interest rates; we have done the same with the economic indicators. For each state and territory, latest readings for the key indicators were compared with decade averages – that is, against the “normal” performance. The latest State of the States report also includes a section comparing annual growth rates for the eight key indicators across the states and territories as well as Australia as a whole. This enables another point of comparison – in terms of economic momentum. NSW REMAINS ON TOP; ACT LIFTS TO 2ND How are Australia’s states and territories performing? For each state and territory, latest readings for the key indicators were compared with decade averages – that is, against the ‘normal’ performance. The State of the States report also includes a section comparing annual growth rates for the eight key indicators across the states and territories as well as Australia as a whole. This enables another point of comparison – in terms of economic momentum. The latest data indicates a multi-speed national economy. NSW is solidly on top with little to separate ACT and Victoria. Then there is a gap to Tasmania, Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia then another gap to Western Australia NSW has solidly held the position as the best performing economy, at or near the top on all indicators. The ACT has moved into second spot, improving its relative position on five of the eight indicators. Victoria has eased to third spot on the economic performance rankings but there is little to separate the state from the ACT. Tasmania remains in fourth spot just ahead of Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia. The rankings haven’t changed in the last quarter. Western Australia continues to lag other economies and annual growth rates remain below national averages on all indicators. State & Territory breakdown 1. New South Wales Strength: Dwelling starts Weakness: Housing Finance Insights into NSW NSW has retained its top rankings on business investment, retail trade and dwelling starts. NSW is in second spot on unemployment, construction work and economic growth. NSW is in third spot on housing finance and unemployment. 2. ACT Strength: Housing Finance Weakness: Construction Work Insights into ACT The ACT has lifted to second spot and is now top-ranked on housing finance. The Territory is second on two indicators and third on another three. 3. Victoria Strength: Population Growth Weakness: Unemployment Insights into Victoria Victoria is in third spot, easing in its relative position on business investment and housing finance. Victoria leads on population growth. 4. Tasmania Strength: Population Growth Weakness: Economic Growth Insights into TAS Tasmania holds its position in fourth spot but there is little to separate it from Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia. Tasmania is now in second spot for unemployment. 5. Queensland Strength: Retail Trade Weakness: Unemployment Insights into QLD Queensland remains in fifth position on the economic performance rankings. Queensland is benefitting from strong export growth which will boost overall growth of Gross State Product (economic growth). Exports are growing at a 43 per cent annual rate. 6. Northern Territory Strength: Unemployment Weakness: Population Growth Insights into NT The Northern Territory remains in sixth position on the economic performance rankings. The Territory is still ranked first on construction work done and unemployment and now also top-ranked on economic growth. But on forward-looking indicators like population growth, housing finance and home starts the Territory lags other economies. 7. South Australia Strength: Business Investment Weakness: Unemployment Insights into South Australia The South Australian economy is in seventh position. South Australia is middle-ranked on business investment and fifth-ranked on dwelling starts. 8. Western Australia Strength: Retail Trade Weakness: Unemployment Insights into WA The economic performance of Western Australia continues to reflect the ending of the mining construction boom. But unemployment has eased over the last three months. Summary NSW has retained its top rankings on business investment, retail trade and dwelling starts. NSW is in second spot on unemployment, construction work and economic growth. NSW is in third spot on housing finance and unemployment. The ACT has lifted to second spot and is now top-ranked on housing finance. The Territory is second on two indicators and third on another three. Victoria is in third spot, easing in its relative position on business investment and housing finance. Victoria leads on population growth. There is little to separate other economies and there have been no changes in rankings. Tasmania holds its position in fourth spot but there is little to separate it from Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia. Tasmania is now in second spot for unemployment. Queensland remains in fifth position on the economic performance rankings. Queensland is benefitting from strong export growth which will boost overall growth of Gross State Product (economic growth). Exports are growing at a 43 per cent annual rate. The Northern Territory remains in sixth position on the economic performance rankings. The Territory is still ranked first on construction work done and unemployment and is now also top-ranked on economic growth. But on forward-looking indicators like population growth, housing finance and home starts, the Territory lags other economies. The South Australian economy is in seventh position. South Australia is middle-ranked on business investment and fifth-ranked on dwelling starts. The economic performance of Western Australia continues to reflect the ending of the mining construction boom. But unemployment has eased over the past 3 months. The Full Report can be downloaded here - Source: https://www.commsec.com.au/stateofstates
  5. You can message George through his profile page: https://www.pomsinoz.com/profile/214879-george-lombard/
  6. Coverage is the issue, if you're regional you've no chance. You can check coverage at http://www.digitalradioplus.com.au/can-i-get-digital-radio
  7. Source: https://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/offices-locations/cyprus CYPRUS (TURKISH OCCUPIED AREAS) Additional information Relevant document: ‘Police Clearance’ (Form P.19). Residents: Apply in person at your local police station. Non-residents: Apply in person at an overseas representative office of the ’Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus‘, or at a Republic of Turkey overseas mission. Provide (citizens and non-citizens): application form with full name, full names of parents, date and place of birth, passport number and place of issue, ID card number, current and permanent addresses, occupation, army number, two recent passport size photos attested by a certifying officer (muktar), and reason for the request. You will need a letter from the Department requesting that a police certificate be issued by the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ police authorities. The application form is available from the local police office or from a Republic of Turkey overseas mission. Fee: payable. Cyprus, Republic Of Website http://www.police.gov.cy Additional information Relevant document: ‘Police Clearance’. Residents: Apply in person at your local police station. Non-residents: Apply by post to Police Headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus or at a Republic of Cyprus overseas mission. Citizens to provide: application form (available on the website below) passport number and place of issue Republic of Cyprus ID card number current and permanent address, reason for request two current passport size photos which have been certified by an authorised person. Non-citizens to provide: the documents listed above for ‘Citizens’, and a copy of your passport (and, if possible, the passport you held while living in Cyprus) a copy of your permit of stay in Cyprus, passport number and place of issue as well as the A.R.C number of the ‘Alien Book’’ or the ‘Temporary Residence’ slip or ‘M.P’ number stamped in the passport. Note: all applicants will need a letter from the Department advising that a Police Clearance Certificate is required from the Republic of Cyprus Police authorities. Fee: 17.09 Euros. However, you will need to confirm this with the Republic of Cyprus Police Authorities. The fee can be paid at a Cyprus Embassy, which issues receipt F18, or by sending a cheque (the payee is the Chief of Police), or bank wire (credit) transfer to: The Central Bank of Cyprus (the beneficiary is the Chief of Police) SWIFT CODE CBCYCY2NFBU Government General Account, account number CY 16001000010000000006001010 You will need to pay in Euros and include the receipt for the fee with your application form.
  8. Retro Consoles & games - mainly Nintendo NES, SNES, N64 etc. A small selection
  9. Have recently added some help guides in the 'Articles' section of the forum. Will try and add some more as and when I get time.
  10. So get adblock to issue an update, it really is that simple. IPB is probably the largest forum software company in the world, so you'd think that adblock would be able to block any ads - they're being served in the most basic way possible, there's nothing complicated about it and there's not really anything else to be said on the matter, if adblock isn't doing it's job for you, take it up with them.
  11. Won't help, they're not PPC
  12. I didn't write the adblock software and I didn't write invision powerboard (the forum software), so again, if you don't want to see any ad's, you'll need to contact the adblock developer. The website has always had ads on, without them, there wouldn't be a website. Members are more than welcome to use whatever adblockers they wish - unlike some websites, we don't attempt to detect adblocking software and prevent access to content or display reminders about how ads help keep the site running. However, neither can we provide software support for products that are unrelated to the website.
  13. Don't know, that's a question for whoever created your adblock software
  14. Ah, Fake News, thanks for the heads up
  15. Looks like "in the name of money" Imagine my surprise. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39664212