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Brisbane Live At Work: Friday May 10

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That's it for another week of Brisbane Live @ Work.

There'll be a shower or two about tonight, with a low of 15. Showers continuing tomorrow, with a top of 24.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone - and we'll see you right back here first thing Monday morning!

Natalie Bochenski

Five Things We've Learned This Friday

An Ipswich teen’s been injured after an alleged homemade bomb went off at his home.

A trainee nurse said she just had to help a man who fell onto train tracks at Woolloowin yesterday.

The retail industry says there are good reasons to extend trading hours in the CBD.

ANZ’s dropped its interest rates by more than the other big banks.

And it’s best not to shoot your loved one with a harpoon.

Marissa Calligeros

It looks as though the blast from a suspected homemade bomb which injured a 15-year-old boy in Leichardt this afternoon, also blew an outdoor furniture setting apart.

An apparent homemade bomb has injured a teen and destroyed furniture at an Ipswich home.
An apparent homemade bomb has injured a teen and destroyed furniture at an Ipswich home. Photo: Channel 7
Amy Remeikis

And we are at the end of the Queensland Plan Summit in Mackay, and here are the questions that the delegates came up with after a day of discussions.

*Living in my community - In the context of living in the community, how do we move our focus from me to we?

*Education and research - How do we create and foster an education culture that teaches skills and values to meet global challenges and optimises regional strengths?

*Healthy and active - How do we empower and educate individuals, communities and institutions to embrace responsbility for an active and healthy lifestyle?

*Jobs participation and the economy - How do we structure ou economy to ensure our children inherit a resilient future?

*Sustainable landscapes - How do we strengthen our economic future and achieve sustainable landscapes?

*Wildcard - How do we attract and retain the brightest minds and ideas where they are most needed and capitalise on global opportunities?

Towards the end of next week, these questions will be available on the Queensland Plan website.  Community forums and events will be scheduled acros the states over the next few months to try and find the answers.

In October, another forum will be held, this time in Brisbane, where the plan will be finalised. From there, government departments will be told to implement the relevant aspects of the plan in policies.

Breaking News

Initial information suggests a teenage boy was with two friends when a homemade bomb, constructed from a golf ball, exploded this afternoon.

It's been reported two boys were seen running from the scene.

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A 15-year-old boy has suffered serious injuries in an explosion at a house in Ipswich.

He has been taken by ambulance to Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Police at a Leichhardt home where a teen suffered injuries in an explosion this afternoon.
Police at a Leichhardt home where a teen suffered injuries in an explosion this afternoon. Photo: Channel 7
Natalie Bochenski

Southeast Queensland is gearing up for a MASSIVE weekend of football.

The Reds take on the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium tonight; the Lions must win against the West Coast Eagles at the Gabba tomorrow; and the Titans host the Dragons at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast on Sunday afternoon.

Translink wants footy fans to remember their pre-purchased tickets including FREE travel to and from these games - on Queensland Rail and  Brisbane Transport and Surfside buses. There will also be free shuttle buses.

For more information, check Translink's Events page.

 

The Sharks bundle the Reds out of last year's finals race at Suncorp Stadium.
The Sharks bundle the Reds out of last year's finals race at Suncorp Stadium. Photo: Getty Images
Amy Remeikis

The question at the Queensland Plan summit that has received the biggest response so far?

"How do we move our community focus from 'me' to 'we'?"

These questions will be collated and then put forward for consideration by the rest of the state.

More questions for Queenslanders.
More questions for Queenslanders. Photo: Amy Remeikis
Scott Beveridge

Two women who helped save a man after he fell onto train tracks have spoken about what happened.

Kay Seymour's nurse training kicked in and she had no hesitation jumping onto the train lines when the man failed to respond to her.

Natalie Bochenski

Looking for things to do this weekend?

Our weekly guide to what's on in the River City is online - with added Mothers' Day treats and ideas.

For the cabaret cool - checkout Uta Uber Kool Ja at the Judith Wright Centre. She's described as Norma Desmond meets Norman Gunston.

Cabaret cool....Uta Uber Kool Ja perform at the Judith Wright Centre until May 18.
Cabaret cool....Uta Uber Kool Ja perform at the Judith Wright Centre until May 18. Photo: Supplied
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Amy Remeikis
That is the question... at the Qld Plan summit.
That is the question... at the Qld Plan summit. Photo: Amy Remeikis

Here are some of the questions the delegates have come up with so far at the Queensland Plan summit in Mackay.

Their job now is to move away from today's issues and think about transitional shifts in the future - the "plan for the plan" as Premier Campbell Newman said.

Marissa Calligeros

Meanwhile, down south, the search is continuing for the couple missing from a Carnival cruise ship:

Traffic

For those of you on the roads today:

Marissa Calligeros

The Balmoral Reservoir - one of Brisbane’s landmark properties - failed to sell at auction yesterday.

But the property’s agent says negotiations are continuing with an interested buyer.

Current owner Gail Babbage converted the unused reservoir on Apex Street into a unique four bedroom home after she bought it from Brisbane City Council in 1994.

We’ll let you know whether the negotiations are successful.

Balmoral's converted water tower.
Balmoral's converted water tower. Photo: Supplied
Natalie Bochenski
<i>This is Capital City</i> plays at La Boite until May 25.
This is Capital City plays at La Boite until May 25. Photo: Supplied.

I caught a couple of intriguing productions at La Boite last night, as part of their 2013 Indie program.

This is Capital City is like a choose-your-own-adventure film noir. You're given a smartphone and headphones, and a commentary track directs you around the Kelvin Grove precinct, turning it into a parallel, almost-threatening world. The only person who goes with you is an "invigilator" (aka a watcher) who makes sure you're safe. It's a really clever use of tech, and I want to do it again to see if I can make different choices and get a different outcome.

Blindscape also utilises tech, equipping around 30 audience members with an iPod Touch and headphones. The blacked-out Roundhouse space is transformed at various times into a suburban home, a city street, a beach and even a rave party - just by the use of a soundscape and the light from the Touches. It also features two circus performers shimmying up and down a pole. I loved the technical aspects to the show, but I must admit I would've liked more of a concrete story.

The Seance is the other production running until May 25 (I'm hoping to catch that soon) - all have limited audience capacities so make sure you book in.

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Paniyiri is more than just a weekend event.

Paniyiri Greek Festival officially kicks off tonight with a fashion parade at the Greek Club. We're told tickets, at $20 a pop, can still be bought at the door, or on 3844 1166.

It's where ruffles, colour and Grecian glamour come together to light up the catwalk. Greek-Australian models will showcase Greek-inspired designers, their in-season trends, and a special children's segment.

Bazaar Market Stalls, feature Hellenic retailers and the latest looks. It's just the start of a week-long party which culminates in the main event next weekend, May 18-19, at Musgrave Park.

Not all fashions at tonight's Greek Club event will be like this. Check out on-trend garments, all with a little piece ...
Not all fashions at tonight's Greek Club event will be like this. Check out on-trend garments, all with a little piece of Greek inspiration. 
Bridie Jabour
Train tracks rescuer Kay Seymour.
Train tracks rescuer Kay Seymour. Photo: Bridie Jabour

Nursing student  Kay Seymour - who jumped on train tracks at Woolloowin yesterday to save a man who had fallen - says she thought she had six minutes, not three, to save the man.

A staff member ended up ringing an emergency number to stop the oncoming train but Ms Seymour thought while rescuing the man she would be fined for jumping on the tracks!

"I didn't know how much danger he was in," she said.

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What a beautiful photograph!

Brisbane snapper Tony Porter took this atmospheric shot of this morning's partial solar eclipse, which was most visible just before 9am.

Cloud cover prevented many amateur astronomers from seeing the natural wonder, but Tony managed this from his backyard!

The partial solar eclipse on Friday May 10.
The partial solar eclipse on Friday May 10. Photo: Tony Porter
Brisbane Live

And here's what happening inside: Premier Campbell Newman says today is the day to sketch the "plan for the plan".

Delegates are being asked to think of questions the rest of Queensland will need to answer to help map out Queensland 2043.

Confused? So a lot of people in this room. But we're promised it will all become clear as the sessions move on.

Delegates at the Queensland Plan summit in Mackay.
Delegates at the Queensland Plan summit in Mackay. Photo: Amy Remeikis
Amy Remeikis

Protesters protesting a variety of causes - job cuts, asset sales, the environment have set up outside the Mackay conference centre.

There are about 50 people out there at the moment. They haven't had much of a chance to get their message across to parliamentarians (outside the Labor members) but they should get a bit of news time this evening.

Protestors outside the Mackay Convention Centre, where the Queensland Plan summit is being held.
Protestors outside the Mackay Convention Centre, where the Queensland Plan summit is being held. Photo: Amy Remeikis
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