Monthly Archives: May 2019

2019
05/21

Category:
南京夜网

COMMENTS:
Comments Closed

Hawks aim up without Absolum

WE CAN COPE: East Wagga-Kooringal confident they can cope without captain Ben Absolum. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
Nanjing Night Net

East Wagga-Kooringal are adamanttheirfinals campaign won’t be derailed by Ben Absolum’s injury.

The Hawks skipper suffered a tear to his left Achilles and has been advised it’s a six- to eight-week injury.

Absolum’s backedvice-captain, Joe Scott, to lead from the front and says he’ll have plenty of support.

“Last year, if a few blokes didn’t play well we were in a bit of trouble but this year there’s a line-up of blokes performing every week,” Absolum said.

Coach Gavin McMahon said the setbackwould’ve beendevastating a year ago, but hebelieves the Hawks are better balanced in 2015.

“Whereas last year Benny, Marc Geppert and Stu Brierty really dominated, they haven’t had to this year,” McMahon said.

The Hawks travel to CSU with the minor premiership well and truly in their keeping and McMahon wants to see a finals-type performance before they enjoy a week off.

“We’ll be full steam ahead given it’s a dress rehearsal for the full week after and we’ve got blokes having to play for their spots,” he said.

CSU are fighting to avoid the wooden spoon.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

2019
05/21

Category:
南京夜网

COMMENTS:
Comments Closed

Season goes on the line in lower grade clashes

WHILE all the focus will be on the two first grade blockbusters this weekend the lower grade clashes also see in-form teams going head-to-head.
Nanjing Night Net

Today the reserve grade major semi-final is played at Caltex Park with CYMS taking on Westside in a local derby.

Forbes enjoy the week off after finishing as minor premiers and will be keen to see the second and third placed teams battling it out.

The Fishies finished second after only losing four games all season and captain-coach Craig Roworth has seen his team improve as the season has gone on.

Roworth is part of a powerful forward pack featuring the likes of Jopi Tui, Seru Mateo, Luke Taylor and Lee Price while in fullback James Pomfret they have one of the competition’s standout players.

Westside have always placed a huge amount of pride in their reserve grade side and have been quietly confident of lifting the trophy all season.

The Rabbitohs have the kind of depth in reserve grade the rest of the competition envy and the likes of Jarrin Fernando, Darren Toomey and Seaun Stanley are sure to be in the thick of the action today.

In today’s under-18s eliminations semi-final Macquarie take on Wellington with both sides possessing a stack of individual talent.

Harry van Dartel, Phil Combridge, Wade Kavanagh, Kotoni Staggs and Brogan Black will be key to their side’s hopes.

Tomorrow Macquarie are in action again with their experienced reserve grade side meeting Wellington in the elimination semi.

Zac Rennick, Matt Lane and Craig McLean have all played plenty of first grade for the Raiders and their performances will be vital in the clash against the Cowboys.

Tomorrow’s under-18s major semi will also be one to watch as rivals Parkes and CYMS face off.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

2019
05/21

Category:
南京夜网

COMMENTS:
Comments Closed

Game to carry special meaning

OLD Scotch and Uni-Mowbray meet in an NTFA division 2 clash at the NTCA Ground on Saturday that carries special significance for both clubs.
Nanjing Night Net

The third versus fourth contest has importance for finals, which are only a couple of weeks away, but carries extra meaning as the two teams vie for the Butzin-Jordan Cup and medals in memory of respective club stalwarts Lucas Butzin and Jeff Jordan.

Old Scotch club captain Butzin was killed in a car accident in 2006 on the day the Thistles were scheduled to play Uni-Mowbray.

He was the club’s best and fairest winner in 2002 and 2004 and the association’s best and fairest winner in 2005, as well as the Thistles’ A reserve coach in 2003.

Jordan lived for his beloved Uni-Mowbray Football Club and was a football identity in Northern Tasmania for more than 30 years.

He was a Northern and Tasmanian representative, club best and fairest winner and NTFA living legend who succumbed to cancer in 2010.

Both men were proud of their football clubs, and their legacy lives on with the two clubs playing the memorial game in their honour each year.

Old Scotch footballers Shaun Muller and Daniel Ellis with Uni-Mowbray rivals Anthony Viney and Dylan Dwyer, with the Butzin-Jordan Cup that the two teams will be playing for on Saturday. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

2019
05/21

Category:
南京夜网

COMMENTS:
Comments Closed

Letters to the editor

Same-sex marriage coverage overdoneI was fairly gobsmacked to see the huge coverage on SSM in yesterday’s Addy (August 13). A little overdone, don’t you think? Even for aFairfaxpublication – notoriously Left and on the side of marriage ‘equality’, overdone.
Nanjing Night Net

I would really like you to do a story on the effects of this type of SSM legislation on freedom of speech, conscience and religion, thought, belief, opinion, and expression, including freedom of the press; freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

All these were curtailed (under threat of fine and litigation) inCanadafollowing legalisation of same sex ‘marriage’.

The debate we are having today on this issue inAustralia, would actually be a breach of discrimination laws if it were taking place inCanada. We know this from experience of Canadians such as Dawn Stefanowicz – who was raised by a homosexual father and his succession of partners.

She has written an article: A Warning fromCanada: Same sex Marriage Erodes Fundamental Rights, at the Public Discourse website. It would also be a breach of those laws to suggest that every child should know and be raised by their biological parents.

InCanada, under gender neutralism, all varieties of gender and sexuality are protected – except heterosexuality. Non gender-specific language is being imposed in media, government, workplaces and schools. Children are the most vulnerable and have no voice.

Knowing all this, and perhaps to achieve this end, is what makes proponents of SSM, either Parliamentary members or newspaper editors or any citizen agitate for this radical change to our laws. I can’t understand this, nor can I forgive it.

GOT AN OPINION: Send a letter to the editor to [email protected]南京夜网419论坛 or PO Box 61, Bendigo, Vic 3552.

If all this can happen in a democracy such asCanada, it can happen inAustralia. I urge my fellow citizens and legislators to become informed.

Helen Leach, BendigoThe Victorian State Government has released the local government Rates Capping Terms of Reference which outlines the Governments objectives to contain the cost of living in Victoria.

While supporting Council autonomy and ensuring greater accountability and transparency in local government budgeting and service delivery which is reflective of services that the community needs and demands.I am not sure that the objective to contain the cost of living whilst supporting council’s autonomy are compatible objectives .

This council has spent ratepayers monies like water , taking on projects and expenditure which will affect the cost to ratepayers going forward , whilst ignoring the services which ratepayers demand. Eg; HACC services, Kindergartens, meals on wheels, local pools , Science discovery centre, streets and roads.It is also “ ironic” that it was the Liberal Kennett Government who capped rates in 1995 after reducing and amalgamating councils. A Labor Bracks Government who let councils off the hook in 1997 scrapping the cap altogether , and now a Labor Government bringing the cap back after the horse has bolted.

The Municipal Association of Victoria has already opposed the move and made statements “That the costs of running a household were irrelevant to councils costs”. And noted that the Federal Liberal Government had cut funding to Victorian Councils by $124 million over 3 years.We need Councillors that are not ingrained with the mantra of growth and more growth , whilst ignoring the needs of ratepayers , and not thinking of those who endure the rise after rise of rates with little or no offset in fixed income. Council’ sustainability and financial capacity has always been its ratepayers being bled by increased rates year after year.“This is not about cutting services or staff , it’s about encouraging councils to get back to the things that matter to their community and councils must put a stop to over-the-top executive pay rises and needless waste.”{ Minister for Local Government}

Bill Collier,Golden SquareThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

2019
05/21

Category:
南京夜网

COMMENTS:
Comments Closed

The Shipping News: SeaDream sets sail for the Mediterranean on a wine cruise

SeaDream will call in at Italy’s famous Portofino during its Mediterranean cruise. Photo: Supplied SeaDream will call in at Italy’s famous Portofino during its Mediterranean cruise. Photo: Supplied
Nanjing Night Net

Ecruising is heading down the Nile as part of a 16-night adventure. Photo: Bertrand Rieger

SeaDream will call in at Italy’s famous Portofino during its Mediterranean cruise. Photo: Supplied

SeaDream will call in at Italy’s famous Portofino during its Mediterranean cruise. Photo: Supplied

Wine route

SeaDream Yacht Club is charting an impressive swath of the Mediterranean coast this October, with ports of call at Civitavecchia (Rome), Ercole and Portofino in Italy, Monte Carlo, St Tropez and Sanary-sur-Mer in France, and finishing in Spain with visits to Barcelona, Valencia and Malaga. The nine-day sailing is one of SeaDream’s popular ‘Wine Voyages’ that include a number of activities led by wine experts and winemakers, including complimentary on-board wine tastings. There are also optional visits to wineries in premium wine regions, and an optional Winemaker Dinner.

Phone 02 9958 4444. See seadream南京夜网. New Zealand ahoy

Small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations is mostly associated with cruises in the Americas, but with three new vessels (in addition to an existing vessel) and four new itineraries in New Zealand, it seems the company is expanding its horizons. The ships carry between 16 and 72 passengers and are purpose-built for cruising in New Zealand; they can access everything from the remote wilderness of the Fiordlands (including Doubtful Sound, accessible only to small ships) to the tranquil Bay of Islands, where an eight-day cruise gives passengers the chance to kayak and visit vineyards.

See adventuresmithexplorations南京夜网. European encounter

Lindblad Expeditions has rolled out its inaugural 2016 European program aboard National Geographic Orion, with 11 one-week itineraries between April and September for a ship that, for some time, has been cruising Australian and Pacific waters. Next year the Orion makes maiden voyages to Portugal, Spain, France, Britain, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, the Baltic republics and Scandinavia, and promises more active, insightful experiences in these perennially popular destinations. On-board experts will cover fields such as ancient and modern history, political science, art, viniculture, photography and music, and active options will include hiking, biking and kayaking.

Phone 1300 361 012. See expeditions南京夜网. Nile smile

Ecruising has a new cruise-tour in Egypt on a 16-night itinerary that includes a Nile cruise. Departing Australia on November 7, guests begin the journey with three nights in Dubai before flying to Cairo for three days’ exploration of the city’s highlights, such as the Pyramids and Egyptian Museum. Guests then fly to Luxor for three nights before boarding Sun Boat IV for a four-night cruise along the Nile to Aswan with daily sightseeing at monuments along the way. The cruise finishes at Aswan with a three-night stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel.

Phone 1300 369 848. See ecruising.travel. Room service

Uniworld has announced the expansion of its in-suite butler service throughout its European fleet. Guests staying in suites on board Uniworld’s ships will find their every need attended to by butlers trained at England’s esteemed Ivor Spencer Butler School. That’s just the start of the luxuries in the river-cruise line’s suites, however, which also feature handcrafted beds, a choice of pillows, bathrooms lined in Italian marble and Hermès and L’Occitane bath and body products. In-suite amenities include laundry and shoeshine service, breakfast, a Nespresso coffee machine and personalised exercise training and wellness services.

Phone 1300 780 231. See uniworldcruises南京夜网419论坛.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.