Tuesday, June 07, 2022

A Summer of Cricket?

 I am traditionalist when it comes to cricket. I do a double take when the headlines say "Australian Cricket etc..." but lose interest when the talk switches to women players... many I don't know.

some years ago, a visiting colleague from India asked where the people playing cricket were.... on the drive from the airort to my home! Then I read about a young indian Player who had to disguise herself to play with the boys before anyone would talk her seriously. 




I think I shoud just give up on sport!!

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #AustralianCricket
                4.        #MortgageStress
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Eletion 2022
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #Ukraine
                9.        #RealEstatecorrectin



Monday, June 06, 2022

GST rears its head after Albo beomes PM

Western Australia gets less than 70c in the $1 of all the GST paid in the state but other States want mor... With more states becoming labour States the pressure is groeing for Alboneses to succombe to them....




What do you think?

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #AustralianCricket
                4.        #MortgageStress
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Eletion 2022
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #Ukraine
                9.        #RealEstatecorrectin

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Rex Airlines are blaming qantas for all their trouble!

 Rex Airlines has reignited a longstanding battle with Qantas over its fleet expansion into previously Rex-exclusive routes, after pulling out from a key battleground.

Rex announced it will exit the Melbourne-Albury route after 39 years, with its final service on the route to take place on 29 May. It comes after Qantas took on the service in February 2021, with the move to see Qantas claim a monopoly on the route.



Melbourne-Albury was one of the first eight previously Rex-exclusive routes that Qantas subsequently entered, which sparked a fiery war of words between the two carriers, and an ongoing back-and-forth that has seen both airlines battling over each other’s regional routes.

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #AustralianCricket
                4.        #MortgageStress
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Eletion 2022
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #Ukraine
                9.        #RealEstatecorrectin

Saturday, June 04, 2022

Russian advance slows in the east

Russian officials have said their forces are fighting for the "complete liberation" of the Donbas, which broadly refers to Ukraine's eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where Russian-backed separatists held significant territory before the invasion.




Russia has made slow but significant advances in the east, with the governor of Luhansk saying in May that Russians forces controlled more than 90% of the region.per-cent-third-dose.html


Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #AustralianCricket
                4.        #MortgageStress
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Eletion 2022
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #Ukraine
                9.        #RealEstatecorrectin
                10.      #ChangeofStatus

Friday, June 03, 2022

WA reaches 80 per cent third dose vaccination milestone

 Should you get a 5th dose for covid or the flu?

  • WA records an 80.1 per cent third dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage
  • More Western Australians now better protected against the Omicron strain
  • World-leading vaccination rates reduce severity and high number of hospitalisations due to COVID-19

A total of 80.1 per cent of Western Australians, aged 16 and older, have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, the highest rate of all State and Territories in a major achievement for WA.

 

As of yesterday, June 3rd, the national average of the third dose rate reported was 65.3 per cent.

 

WA's world-leading vaccination rates have contributed to the State securing a soft landing through the Omicron wave, reducing hospitalisations and ICU admissions.




This important achievement would not have been possible without the community of Western Australia pulling together and Rolling Up to protect each other and the WA community against COVID-19.

 

Western Australians who have not yet received a third dose are urged to get vaccinated and those who are eligible are encouraged to receive a fourth winter booster dose when due to further protect themselves from the virus.

 

The winter booster is now available and recommended for those eligible, to further protect at-risk individuals including:

  • adults aged 65 years and older;
  • residents of aged care or disability care facilities;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older; and
  • people aged 16 years and older with severe immunosuppression, who are already on their fourth dose - meaning this group will be obtaining their fifth dose, as part of their winter booster vaccine.
  • The winter booster can be given from four months after the person has received their third dose or last booster dose.

  • Todays #Hashtags.

                    1.        #NFT
                    2.        #GST
                    3.        #AustralianCricket
                    4.        #MortgageStress
                    5.        #BorderWars
                    6.        #Eletion 2022
                    7.        #Afl
                    8.        #Ukraine

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Fremantle AFL trendsetters

 Fremantle midfielder Andrew Brayshaw wants to be the next Dockers captain, saying it’s something he has “definitely dreamed about” since arriving at the club.



Brayshaw, who’s on a long-term deal until at least the end of 2025, said he is focused on winning the club an inaugural premiership.

The young mid has played 79 games for the Dockers since being drafted from Victoria with pick two in the 2017 draft.

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #AustralianCricket
                4.        #MortgageStress
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Eletion 2022
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #Ukraine
                9.        #RealEstatecorrectin
                10.      #ChangeofStatus

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Ways to Handle Stress in a Real Estate Career

A real estate career can be interesting, exciting, challenging, rewarding, and stressful -- sometimes all in the same day. In addition to dealing with all the moving parts of typical real estate transactions, real estate professionals find themselves responding to market and economic fluctuations and a variety of human emotions on a daily basis. Real estate is also a service-driven career with pressure to perform and please clients, creating another level of stress. Here are five tips that can help you avoid burnout:

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Strive for balance.

It’s easy to slip into an all-work-and-no-play routine as a real estate professional. Between working around clients’ schedules, continuous access to technology, and staying on top of listings and transactions, you can quickly find yourself working around the clock. While you may have to tilt the scale in favor of your career when you’re starting out or during particularly busy seasons, it’s vital to find ways to maintain a wholesome work-life balance that enables you to relax, rewind, and recharge on a regular basis. If you’re finding it hard to find an equilibrium, try blocking out time on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis for family time, hobbies, getaways, fun, and self-care.  You’ll find you’re a better real estate professional when you’re leading a well-rounded life.  

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #AustralianCricket
                4.        #MortgageStress
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Eletion 2022
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #Ukraine
                9.        #RealEstatecorrectin
                10.      #ChangeofStatus

  

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

How can I avoid mortgage stress before it happens

 

  1. Work out how much you can realistically afford to make in mortgage repayments. ...

  2. Buy a property you can afford. ...




  1. Start an emergency fund that can cover a few months of expenses if you find yourself unemployed.

  2. Consider income protection insurance.


Monday, May 30, 2022

A jubilee for the masses

The monarchists amongs us will have a thing to celebrate this week.




Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. Get involved in celebrating Her Majesty's historic reign in the run up to the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend which takes place from 
2nd to 5th June.




Sunday, May 29, 2022

Are you the guy who....

 Last year when I walked on a particular route, the thorny bits that cross the footpath used to bite me! To stop this I purchsed some Secateurs from Bunnings and went on a mission to cut down anything that was bitey. Little did I know anyone would care!



On Saturday, a lady at the Morley Galleria took me aside and asked "was I the man who used to cut the branches when I walked." The old self would have denied that but because I have changed my thoughts towards" haters" I fessed up. " Yes" I said.

To which she said... "The stuff has come back and we were wondering if you would come back our way and trim them again." She said " I was talking with my daughter, and we discussed you and I said I thought you came here every day and I would ask you."

It is strrange, the only recognition I had previously got was from people telling me to stop! I now embrace critics and haters because they spread the word of who I am. I now embrace those who comment on me because they at least know who I am! 

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #AustralianCricket
                4.        #MortgageStress
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Eletion 2022
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #Ukraine
                9.        #RealEstatecorrectin
                10.      #ChangeofStatus

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Mmmm the Eagles are shit!

I have to admit that I am an Eagles football fan - but I like to watch the fremanle Dockers play - win or lose - much better than watching the Eales [ epecially this year when they are the whipping boys for everyone else - Western Bulldogs won by more than 100 points and 15 players scored goals. }

Apparntly there is science about this - when you what any sport for sports sake you feel happier when anyone wins [or loses] than watching you team win. The difference is significant too. I think until they start winning agin I will NOT watch the Eagles becuse when they lose it is bad for your selfesteem too.



This is interesting stuff - I didn't agree that the Eagles were "Flat track bullies" but I have to admit I didn't feel the need to push back.

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #AustralianCricket
                4.        #MortgageStress
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Eletion 2022
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #Ukraine
                9.        #RealEstatecorrectin
                10.      #ChangeofStatus

Friday, May 27, 2022

It didn't take long!

In the world I grew up in, history was written by the winners and if you lost, yOu got what yo got.

Recently the alp became australia's governing party even though 2/3rds of the people voted for someone else. The nfirst act was to add the aborginal and torres straight isklander flags to the Australian flag for press conferences. 

The last Labour government was Kevin 07 and they started with the "apology".

This morning, the front cover of the Western Australian was written in somw language NOT English and I was supposed to embrace it - not me!


Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #PowerOutage
                9.        #AlboisPM
                10.      #Ukraine.


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Traits of the successful!

These ideas come fom Grant Cardone's book 10x Rule

01: Have a “can do attitude”
02: Believe that “I will figure it out”
03: Focus on the opportunity
04: Love challenges
05 Seek to solve problems




06: Persist until successful
07: Take risks
08: Be unreasonable
09: Be dangerous
10: Create wealth
11: Readily take action
12: Always say yes
13: Habitually commit
14: Go all the way
15: Focus on the now
16: Demonstrate courage
17: Embrace change
18: Determine and take the right approach
19: Break traditional ideas
20: Be goal-oriented
21: Be on a mission
22: Have a high level of motivation
23: Be interested in results
24: Have big goals and dreams
25: Create your own reality
26: Commit first –figure out later
27: Be highly ethical
28: Be interested in the group
29: Be dedicated to continuous learning
30: Be uncomfortable
31: “Reach up” in relationships
32: Be disciplined

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #PowerOutage
                9.        #AlboisPM
                10.      #Ukraine.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Never trust your gut when data tells you otherwise!

According to a new book by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz callws Never trust your gut when data tells you otherwise! alot of the things we believe to be true are disproved by data.

Would you rather start a business [based on its chance of succss} when you are 20 or 60? whilst that sinks in, the data clear shows that your chances of success are 3 times  as great if you are 60 compared to 20 but we are influenced by movies made like The Social Network based loosely on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook success, because honestlt, who would go to a movie about a successful 60 year old?



Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #PowerOutage
                9.        #AlboisPM
                10.      #Ukraine.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

What having no power does to your day!

Earlier on Monday I talked to you about it raining in Perth - I didn't mention it was stormy -with wind  and lightning etc and we experienced what comes with that - Power outages!

So I was ready for a very productive day until the power went out - The day, through no action by me, was ruined! I have lsitened to Grant Cardone on a podcast talking about there being no power in Miami which mucked up his day and he could influence that in the future.... how I thought? And he said he could get a genrator. His reasoning was 1. power outages happening every year in Miami and 2. he could do it!



My thouhts are thst losing power in Perth is so rare that I just need to have something I can do if it hsppens agaon.... I had a VA in the Philipines a few years ago, which was struck by a typhon and area whwre she lived lost pawer - she wrote to me snd said 

" Wayne, we don't have power so we are going to a shopping centre that has generator power and we will be off the air for about 4 hours whilst we take the bus there but we will be operational in the shopping centre."


How would you handle a power outage?

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #PowerOutage
                9.        #AlboisPM
                10.      #Ukraine.

Monday, May 23, 2022

It's pissing down with rain in Perth...

 I wondered how many people gave up on their morning walk today in Perth - I did hear some speak to their dog " it is raining so no walk toay!" as if the dog cares?

I have a commitment to walk everyday, regardless of rain, hail or shine [luckily Perth has more shine than hail] and I walk everyday! When did I last miss the walk? I can't remember evr missing whether it was Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Doha or London - it is amazing what happens early in the morning - the best walking gear includes the Bunnings umbrella and New Balance [6x wide] walkers.



Did you miss today or any day because it was 'too..." something hot, cold, wet, windy etc.

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.


Monday, May 16, 2022

Haters are good for you!

 One of the things I have learned is that influence happens when people talk about you.

Way back when it was the way of the world to svoid negstive comments I hoped people would never find my wikipedia page because it had been written by a hater - when we were SACKED after a competitor had shown it to the head of the 2022 World Cip in Doha, Qatar.. The comment was [ I often repeated it but with tomgue in cheek] made by the person who was sacking us... ' You must be good if your gsovernment hstes you that much" however that was way back in 2005, over 17 years ago! And I have , as it turns out ' wasted many hours and been frustrated many timed, trying to grt the listing updated to reflect the true situation.

I have started listening to podcasts again and two I listen to make the comment unless it is absolutle slander it doe you good. In fact, Grant Cardone says..." Haters serve a purpose which means they spread your fame so that when people think of you product or service, they think of you."



My feelings were tested about this yesterdsy when an old friend tried to get s meeting with  a software devlper for me and the answer was "we would never meet with Wayne Mansfield even if our survival depnded on it"

My friend was all apologetic [ he had the call on speaker phone so I heard it all ] but I felt eleated because the decision was made because they knew me. They would spread the story again and more people would know of me.... suddenly I wanted people everywhere to hate me and thus spread the word about who I was.

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

WANDER OUT YONDER IN WA

 A wander out yonder in WA will make you feel that you’ve truly gotten away and had a real holiday. It’s a chance to reconnect with family and friends, and to share an adventure together.

Western Australia is brimming with one-of-a-kind adventures to be discovered. Whether it’s swimming with gentle whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, sipping your way through Australia’s most premium wine country in the Margaret River Region, or exploring the otherotherworldly landscapes of the Kimberley - it's time to wander out yonder in WA. 


Karijini’s walking trails suit all levels of experience, while lookout points, like Oxer Lookout, allow wanderers to survey the spectacular surroundings. Once the sun has set, shooting stars, meteor showers and a twinkling night sky make this timeless land an enchanting destination for stargazers.


Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au


T
odays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.



Saturday, May 14, 2022

Australian footy slang explained

The Australian Football League (AFL) is the professional league of Aussie rules ‘footy’, a game that is unique to Australia. The sport has been played for over a hundred years and the AFL Grand Final held annually in Australia.

Shirtfront

'Shirtfront' received a lot of attention after it was used by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott who said he would "shirtfront" Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2014.

According to the Oxford Australian Dictionary, a 'shirtfront' is a noun which can refer to 'a fierce tackle, usually delivered by the shoulder to the chest of an opponent'. It can also be used a verb which can refer to 'the act of delivering such a tackle'.


Behind, Mark

Scoring is very important in any game and in AFL, players score with goals and points.

A point can also be called a 'behind'.

When the player catches a ball, it's called a 'mark' or you can say: he's marked it which means 'caught' it. If a player takes a mark, they get a free kick.

Todays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.

Friday, May 13, 2022

"Sick of it’: why so many Australians are voting early this election

 A record number of Australians are voting early in the 2022 federal election, with many saying they’re “sick” of the drawn-out election campaign and want to avoid expected queues on 21 May.

Some 314,095 Australians cast their ballots on the first day of early voting this year, almost three times the 120,000 people that voted on day one of pre-poll in 2019.

As of Friday more than 1.2 million of the 17 million Australians registered to vote had already pre-polled after just four days of early voting.

The safe Nationals-held seat of Hinkler topped the list, with 18,060 early voters, followed by the marginal seats of Gilmore (16,902), Paterson (16,271) and Richmond (15,111), according to data released by the Australian Electoral Commission.



In 2021, the parliament passed legislation limiting the pre-polling period to 12 days before the election to balance the “opportunity to participate in an election as a voter with the logistic demands placed on those who participate as contestants”.

Nevertheless, the AEC said if trends continued, up to half of all votes may be cast prior to election day this year at the nations’s 550 early voting centres.

T
odays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Ukraine conflict: Russian chemical attack claim fact-checked

Russia is using a familiar tactic to blame an adversary for attacks it has not carried out - on this occasion accusing Ukrainian forces of blowing up a fertiliser storage facility.

The purpose of the attack, says Russia's defence ministry, was so that the Ukrainians could then accuse Russian forces of having launched a chemical weapons attack.

Russia also claims that the Ukrainian security forces have attempted to set up a second "false flag" event, by appealing for bodies to be used to "simulate a Russian air attack".

There's no evidence that either of these claims is true.

Moscow has a history of falsely accusing its opponents of staging "provocations" which either never happened at all, or were subsequently carried out by themselves or their allies.



What has Moscow said?

A Russian Ministry of Defence briefing on 11 May asserted that Ukrainian forces had "carried out an explosion of a tanker with fertiliser, presumably ammonium nitrate, which resulted in a cloud of orange smoke that dissipated after some time".

According to Moscow, the aim of the explosion, which occurred in the Kharkiv region, was to accuse Russia of using chemical weapons in order to "extract additional military aid from the West by the Kyiv regime".

No evidence was given in support of the claim that Ukrainian forces were responsible for the explosion.


T
odays #Hashtags.

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #FYP
                4.        #MortgageRates
                5.        #BorderWars
                6.        #Floods
                7.        #Afl
                8.        #WOY
                9.        #Floods
                10.      #Ukraine.