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cream of the crate: album review # 171 – bob marley: legend
    This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.      This is...
why does crowd noise matter?
Picture: Ryan Pierse/AAP Sporting codes are restarting as part of easing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Australia, the NRL season has just restarted, the AFL will resume on June 11, and Super Netball will return on August 1. But, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, there’s one crucial ingredient missing: crowds. To provide...
a time to embrace the edge spaces that make our neighbourhoods tick
Picture: Shuttlestock As we emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns, it is timely to reflect on how the design of our neighbourhoods and the ways we interact with them affect our lived experience. A clear lesson from the many conversations across fencelines, waves from porches, teddy bears in windows and chalk art on footpaths is...
the leadbeater’s possum finally had its day in court. it may change the future of logging in australia
Picture: Shuttlestock The Federal Court last week ruled that VicForests – a timber company owned by the Victorian government – breached environmental laws when they razed the habitat of the critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum and the vulnerable greater glider. Environmentalists welcomed the judge’s decision, which sets an important legal precedent. Under so-called “regional forest agreements”, a number of...
how to cook asian-marinated grilled prime sirloin steaks
Although it's a puzzlingly simplistic dish that needs some seasoning and some heat, before you start to grill, sear, or order a steak, you have a lot to learn.  The Sirloin Cut It comes from the top of the cow's sirloin segment (behind the short loin and under the hip). This...
how divorce will affect your properties
It’s a common misconception that when a couple gets divorced, that everything is split up fifty-fifty but this is not true. In fact, dividing all of your belongings equally between you is often not the fairest way to separate your assets between you. Keeping what is already in each...
cream of the crate: album review # 170 – chain: two of a kind
      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.    This...
as minneapolis burns, trump’s presidency is sinking deeper into crisis. and yet, he may still be re-elected
Picture: Sipa USA Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS/Sip Violence has erupted across several US cities after the death of a black man, George Floyd, who was shown on video gasping for breath as a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck. The unrest poses serious challenges for President Donald Trump and former...
a nice warm bowl of porridge: 3 ways plus a potted history
Picture: Alex Motoc/Unsplash As winter begins, porridge makes an excellent choice for breakfast. For many, porridge is redolent with memories of childhood. It is warm, filling, high in fibre and associated with lowering blood cholesterol. Its very reliability may also be comforting in unsettling times; as actor Stephen Fry once tweeted: “Nothing in...
why proper document shredding services are important for your business
Even with so much done digitally today, paper documents remain important and when they are out of date or no longer needed, they need destroying appropriately so that no-one can steal it. That is where a professional document shredding Gold Coast service comes to play. The key is finding...
trump’s twitter tantrum may wreck the internet
Image: Sipa USA US President Donald Trump, who tweeted more than 11,000 times in the first two years of his presidency, is very upset with Twitter. Last week Trump tweeted complaints about mail-in ballots, alleging voter fraud – a familiar Trump falsehood. Twitter attached a label to two of his tweets with links to sources...
listen to older voices: libby thomas – part 2
Welcome to the second and final part of the Life and Times of Baby Boomer, Libby Thomas. By the time she is well into the 1970’s, Libby realises that in one way or another the music business is where she would focus her life. Circumstances finds Libby being befriended and...

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giving it away for free – why the performing arts risks making the same mistake newspapers did
Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass online performance from Carriageworks. Daniel Boud There’s a long-running adage about working for free in the performing arts. “The problem with working for exposure,” it goes, “is you can die from exposure”. Only partly a joke, the saying is also a sober warning to performers. Work in the cultural industries is precarious, and performers rely on a...

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listen to older voices: libby thomas – part 2
Welcome to the second and final part of the Life and Times of Baby Boomer, Libby Thomas. By the time she is well into the 1970’s, Libby realises that in one way or another the music business is where she would focus her life. Circumstances finds Libby being befriended and mentored by both Garth Porter and Clive Shakespeare, members of...

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cream of the crate: album review # 171 – bob marley: legend
    This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.      This is album retro-review number 171 in the series of retro-reviews of...

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