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Sunday, 22 July 2007
This issue is kindly sponsored by MEDICAL IMAGING QUEENSLAND
Footy Fever in Kuraby
Brisbane Lions Mascot, Bernie
and his new fan club
Crescents of Brisbane, together with
the Brisbane Lions and Multicultural Affairs Queensland, held an Aussie
Rules clinic in Kuraby on Sunday at which over 150 turned up, many
getting a taste of the game for their very first time.
Lions defender, Chris Johnson,
showed off some of his skills to the appreciative crowd while the Lions
mascot, Bernie “Gabba” Vegas, was at hand to bring a bit of levity to
The enthusiasm with which the youngsters
took to the game was so infectious that many of the parents could not resist
joining in on the action.
Some 100 complimentary tickets to Sunday's
Lions/Carlton game at the Gabba were snapped up within a short while. The strong
contingent of new Lions' supporters will be specially welcomed and acknowledged
on the Gabba's giant screens this afternoon (Sunday 22 July).
Aussie Rules has just gained itself a whole
new group of converts to the game!
Zaheer Bassa (Jonathan Brown autographed footy)
Jamal Parker (Jonathan Brown autographed knapsack)
Kaab Rahman (Brisbane Lions scarf)
Crescents of Brisbane acknowledges the support of: David Forde (MAQ)
Samantha McColm (Community/Social Club Liaison Brisbane Lions AFC)
This Sunday, 22 July, at
the Multi-Faith Centre, Griffith University (Nathan
Campus), there will be a forum on the case of Dr Mohamed
The forum includes
speakers from Dr Haneef’s legal team, Queensland Council
for Civil Liberties, Amnesty International, Griffith
University legal experts, medical professionals,
National Council of Churches, and the Muslim community.
CCN will report on the outcome of the
forum in next weeks' issue.
: I find it too cold to go for a walk in the morning.
Can you suggest any exersices
I can do at home?
A: Follow these activities and turn your home into a
- WARM-UP: March on the spot for about 3-5mins. OPTION:
jogging on the spot.
- Once you've warmed up, try skipping (you don't need a
skipping rope, just use your legs).
- If you have stairs, do some step-up (you can even skip
a step, or run up and walk down slow).
- If you love watching the morning shows, then do an
activity during every ad (triceps dips, crunches,
push-ups, etc.), or if you have a big gym-ball, use it
to sit on while you watch TV. It is great to strengthen
your core (abs and lower back muscles) because you have
to sit up straight on it.
- Use a chair and do some squats (stand with you feet
slightly wider than shoulder width apart with the chair
behind you. Drop back as if you were going to sit on the
chair but don't touch the seat, then rise and repeat (do
about 12 - 15 repetitions)
- Options for strength training: use bottled water of
canned food as weights.
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Bridge-to-Brisbane Sunday 5 August
Week 3 of our 4 week Bridge-to-Brisbane
Please note that the following program is suitable for
beginners. For the more competitive or serious athlete,
intensity, duration and frequency of exercises need to
REMEMBER: NUTRITION IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR
TRAINING REGIME. SO START EATING HEALTHIER TODAY AND
DON'T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR WATER!
Aim to complete a 12k course either running or walking.
If you're able to walk or run the actual race course,
then I suggest you get out there and do it. This will
give you a great advantage over other competitors on
race day! If you're not able to do 12k, try to improve
on last week's distance or time.
REMEMBER TO STRETCH AFTER EVERY WORKOUT!
Healthy Tip: Always keep your body hydrated - carry a
bottle of water with you daily!
Relax and recover - Do an activity that you enjoy (low
impact). Include your stretching routine.
Speed / power sessions: Find those hills you've been
avoiding and 'turn up the speed'.
Walk or run it to the top (top pace) and walk back down
slow. Repeat at least 5 times.
Try an extra 2 phases walking up the hill backwards.
This will challenge the back of the legs!
Today's workout won't take long, but it will certainly
strengthen the major leg muscles.
Don't let the cold get to you. Find a heated pool and
soothe the muscles with some laps (if you're not a
swimmer, walking in the pool will do). The resistance of
the water will guarantee a great workout! Spend at least
45mins in the pool if possible.
If you're not confident in the water, hold on to the
side wall and kick the legs (try 30secs kicking, 30secs
recovery). MAKE SURE YOU'RE BACK IS STRAIGHT WHEN
Upper body strength session: push-ups, chin-ups, Tricep
dips, sit-ups etc.
If you have weights handy, bench-presses, bicep curls,
tricep kickbacks or pull overs will be the way to go.
Basically anything that will improve strength in your
Lower body strength session: Cycle if possible. If you
can get to a gym, try a spin (cycle) class.
If not, lunges and squats will do the job. (12 to 15
repetitions - 3 times).
Include an easy walk if possible.
ALWAYS ENSURE GOOD POSTURE AND TECHNIQUE - TUMMY IN,
SHOULDERS BACK AND DOWN, BACK STRAIGHT!
RELAX AND RECOVER! We've got one more week of
PLEASE NOTE: The above training program assumes a
healthy participant. Those with medical conditions,
injuries or who are not physically active, need to seek
clearance from their GP before starting any form of
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Education to Eliminate Poverty
By Luqman and Sameer: Business Icon
Ever wanted to change
the world but found it too expensive?
The Oaktree Foundation can give you this opportunity
for as little as eight dollars per month.
Founded by Hugh Evans
in 2003, the Oaktree Foundation establishes educational
facilities, enabling sustainable development in poverty
stricken nations. With branches through Australia as
well as in South Africa, the UK and the USA, the Oaktree
Foundation provides education for the underprivileged,
such as these beautiful children bursting with
contagious energy and a love of life.
In recognition of this
worthy cause, the
Queensland Business Icon Competition collaborated
with The Oaktree foundation and together have created an
awareness towards the underprivileged societies that
Business Icon is basically an Apprentice type
competition running throughout the entire Queensland
state looking for the states youngest and brightest
minds. Through various competitions like their current
fundraising event for The Oaktree foundation they test
the skills such as leadership, entrepreneurship,
marketing and strategic decision making of individuals
and are eliminated by a selected panel of judges chosen
from the business and university sector.
The Queensland Business Icon Competitors
of team 4 and the Oaktree foundation would really like
to thank all those who donated and attended the
two ACCES Services INC Muslim Employment Workers held
their first Muslim Jobseeker Forum, one of a series of
There was a limit on RSVP’s of 50 but
that was extended because of the excellent response from
the Muslim Community to 60. It was an excellent turn out
with 61 people showing up. The waiting list had another
25 names on it with keen phone calls daily inquiring if
a seat was made available for them. We provided
childcare which enabled mothers to attend in respectful
The objective of the forums is to listen
to Muslim jobseekers and to record what their
difficulties are in finding suitable employment. The
information is in the process of being collated and it
will be presented to an Employer Forum which will be
held on the 8th of August. It will also be presented to
different levels of Government to stimulate action to
improve services in the form of Training and Employment
opportunities to suit us a “Muslim” community.
The response from the attendants was exceptionally
positive. Everyone enjoyed it and were happy to have
contributed to this forum. It gave them an opportunity
to discuss a topic that has been of great concern
especially in our current climate contributing to the
Guest speaker, Nazima Hansa of
RE/MAX, was invited to talk on her experiences which
also included an inspirational message for those
disheartened by long term unemployment. She described her journey on the
road to getting established in the industry and offered
job aspirants advice on how to "make their mark" in
whatever field they ended up in. In her speech entitled "Looking Beyond
The Hijab" Ms Hansa explained how it was possible to
work successfully in a very publicly exposed profession
without having to compromise on one's principles or
religion. She encouraged job seekers to
continuously update their technical and people skills
and concluded with a quote from Winston Churchill: “Past
adversity is often the window of opportunity.”
InshaAllah we will be holding 6 smaller
Muslim Jobseeker Forums and it will be advertised
through different venues for the people who have missed
out and would like to contribute to discussions. These
smaller forums will be held in different localities. We
will keep you updated on the dates and locations. If you
would like to participate in these smaller forums please
call us and leave your name and contact details and we
will contact you when dates are confirmed.
We would like to recognise Queensland Government’s
support through the Department of Employment and
Industrial Relations as part of the broader Muslim
Community Engagement Strategy to promote positive
community relations with the Muslim Community.
We would like to sincerely thank all the participants
for making it a success. And a special thanks to JasSanghera who coordinated the day, and the
assisting facilitators Anas Abdalla and ShaimaKhan from Al-Nisa who are the Youth and Community
workers and ShadiaHijazi from The Islamic
Womens Association of Queensland.
a South African community building support system, that
bridges the gap between families in need of help, and
Nanimas (grandmothers) offering such services as:
Child Minding, Baby Sitting,
Confinements, Baby Care lessons, Elderly Visits
Computer Lessons, Matchmaking, Boarding
and lodging, Nanima's taxi
[Editor] Now, if only we had more
nanimas here in Brisbane how good would that be!
of the Week
LEGO KITS FOR NEXT TO NOTHING
is a brilliant toy but is very expensive. There is a
great way to buy it for a quarter the retail price by
getting it in bulk on eBay. There are a couple of rules
to buying Lego on eBay. If the kit is complete with an
instruction book then it will sell for around 60% of
retail. If the books are missing (as they usually are
with bulk lots) it sells for about a quarter of retail.
Heat the wok with 2 tbls of oil.
Stir fry onion, ginger & garlic
Add the chicken or your choice of meat
Lastly add the vegetables & stir
Add soya, sugar, sesame oil & cooked rice
Cover wok with loose lid to settle flavour
Before you serve this dish … Beat egg and make an
omelette Remove from heat, cut into small strips and mix
into the rice dish
Source: Radio Islam Newsletter - Friday,
13 July 2007
......and now a word from
Dr Yunus Solwa & Dr Neelash Ratanjee
The CCN Chuckle
Mula Mula Nasruddin
was in a horrible accident, and was injured. But the
only permanent damage he suffered was the amputation of
both of his ears.
As a result of this "unusual" handicap, he was very
self-conscious about his having no ears.
Because of the accident, Mula Nasruddin received a large
sum of money from the insurance company. It was always
his dream to own his own business, so he decided with
all this money he had, he now had the means to own a
So he went out and purchased a small, but expanding
But he realized that he had no business knowledge at
all, so he decided that he would have to hire someone to
run the business.
He picked out three top candidates, and interviewed each
The first interview went really well. Mula Nasruddin
really liked this candidate. His last question to him
was "Do you notice anything unusual about me?"
The candidate said, "Now that you mention it, you have
no ears." Mula Nasruddin got really upset and threw him
The second interview went even better than the first.
This candidate was much better than the first. Again, to
conclude the interview, Mula Nasruddin asked the same
question again, "Do you notice anything unusual about
The candidate also noticed, "Yes, you have no ears."
Mula Nasruddin was really upset again, and threw this
second candidate out.
Then he had the third interview. The third candidate was
even better than the second, the best out of all of
them. Almost certain that he wanted to hire this
candidate, Mula Nasruddin once again asked; "Do you
notice anything unusual about me?"
The candidate replied "Yeah, I bet you are wearing
Surprised, Mula Nasruddin then asked, "Wow! That's quite
perceptive of you! How could you tell?"
The candidate burst out laughing and said you can't wear
glasses if you don't have any ears!
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