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Stefan gets life from Lord Mayor Quirk

Hairdresser and businessman Stefan Ackerie was honoured at the 2013 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards while other winners included Australia’s leading diversified alternative asset manager, a national retail chain founder, a pizza company and a digital publisher. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the awards celebrated the achievements and contribution made by the business community to Brisbane’s $135 billion economy. “The awards reward and celebrate companies that are champions for Brisbane’s growth industries and inspire others to become business leaders,” he said. “The city’s economic growth would not be possible without a bold business community ready to embrace innovation, world markets...

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Annerley firies awarded for bravery

For rescuing three dogs who were trapped in a burning veterinary clinic, the firefighters of the Annersley Station of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service will receive a Compassionate Fire Department Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia. The fire on Station Road in Sunnybank started in a newsagency and quickly spread to the clinic. Three dogs were trapped inside until firefighters rescued them. They carried one dog, a 40-kilogram Rottweiler, out on a stretcher. For these efforts, the fire and rescue service will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA. “The compassion and heroism shown by members of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service are truly an inspiration”, says PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker. “Brisbane residents are very fortunate to have emergency service personnel who are ready to protect and serve both residents and their beloved animal...

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