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  • Stockland Green Hills centre in $377m upgrade

    Date: 2019.03.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Stockland will undertake a $377 million redevelopment and expansion of its Green Hills Shopping Centre at East Maitland in the Lower Hunter Valley.Stockland has cemented its presence in the Hunter Valley, with a planned $377 million upgrade of the Green Hills Shopping Centre at East Maitland.
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    As part of the new project, Stockland will more than double the size of the centre and will include a new David Jones department store that will showcase a new, smaller format of about 6225 square metres on a single level.

    David Jones chief operating officer David Thomas said it was on a “mission to bring world-class, premium retail to Australia”.

    “Our new store at Stockland Green Hills will showcase our considerable investment, not only in the look and feel of our store, but in training local full-time and part-time customer service staff who will be so crucial to our efforts to win customers in regional Australia,” Mr Thomas said.

    The smaller stores are the new way for David Jones, which is now owned by the South African Woolworths group.

    In August, David Jones revealed plans to open a 1400-square-metre boutique store in Sydney’s Barangaroo, the first of up to 10 small-format stores that will sell mainly clothing, cosmetics and accessories.

    The group has also said it plans to sell two of David Jones’ four company-owned stores – Market Street in Sydney and Bourke Street in Melbourne – raising more than $300 million to fund refurbishments and expansion.

    It is said the owners are already fielding calls from overseas investors and Australian super funds for the Sydney site, which could be transformed into an apartment block, with retail on the ground level. Upmarket label Hermes is said to be looking at the store as a potential new site, once its Elizabeth Street lease expires.

    The planned development comes as Australian retail sales grew +0.4 per cent in September in line with the previous month’s consensus expectations.

    The data was characterised by solid gains in household goods and cafes, which improved at +1.02 per cent month on month and +0.86 per cent month on month respectively, while there was some decline in department store sales (-1.96 per cent month on month).

    Colliers International associate director research  Daniel Lees said when examining the data year on year, overall retail sales remain stable.

    “While some of the major Australian retailers are undergoing a period of strategic change and turbulence, in many cases this is occurring because new entrants see our market as appealing and are choosing to pursue businesses ventures here,” Mr Lees said.

    “Australians are affluent, well travelled and have an appetite for global brands at compelling prices. Our domestic players are simply reacting to increased levels of competition with well-developed omni-channel business models.”

    Once completed, the new Stockland centre will be more than doubled in size to about 70,000 square metres and in addition to David Jones, will include BIG W and an exciting, new-format Target with its latest products and customer service innovations. Stockland will also develop the biggest and best new Dan Murphy’s store in the trade area.

    The centre will also have a new-concept JB Hi-Fi Home store, and a Harris Scarfe department store, bringing the total to 225 stores.

    Stockland chief executive Mark Steinert said the group had identified Stockland Green Hills as a highly “accretive redevelopment opportunity”.

    “It’s already one of the most productive centres in Australia and this expansion will enable us to capture a portion of the estimated $867 million of escape expenditure that leaves the primary trade area every year,” Mr Steinert said.

    John Schroder, chief executive of commercial property at Stockland, said Green Hills was already one of the group’s highest-performing centres, and one of the retail industry’s most productive.

    “This $377 million redevelopment will take Green Hills from strength to strength to ensure it becomes an absolute powerhouse within the regional economy,” Mr Schroder said.

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  • Australia v New Zealand series: Steve Smith’s men given ‘rev up’ as era begins

    Date: 2019.03.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

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    Australia have turned to one of the country’s most senior military officers for guidance to help usher through the start of the Steve Smith era.

    Major-General Stephen Day stressed to Smith’s men the importance of team work, a message which holds even more weight following the spate of retirements of senior players this year.

    Invited to speak to the team to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Anzac landing at Gallipoli, General Day spoke of the need to respect the opposition and the bond between Australia and New Zealand.

    General Day, a passionate cricket fan, addressed Australia’s bowlers on the Gabba and had a long chat with vice-captain David Warner in the nets.

    A veteran of Namibia, Iraq, East Timor and now the head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre in Canberra, General Day will stay in Brisbane on Thursday and join the players in the rooms after play.

    “He was talking a lot about teamwork. New Zealand were our ally throughout the war, it’s a bit different coming up against them in the battle,” Smith said.

    “For us it’s about respecting the opposition and being able to go out there and make sure we play as a team.

    “He used the phrase a champion team rather than a team of champions. That kind of thing he was trying to get across. It was great to have someone like him come in and give us a rev up before tomorrow.”

    Smith, who deputised as leader for Michael Clarke in Brisbane last year, has vowed to lead from the front in his first Test appearance in the top job since formally taking over the reins.

    “Last year when I was captain I did that, I’d like the same results as last year,” said Smith, who averaged 93 in his three Tests at the helm against India last summer.

    Smith wants his team to buck the current international trend by winning more series abroad. While he stated he will continue the Australian tradition of playing aggressive cricket, he will happily forego the flair of his predecessor in favour of pragmatism.

    “With me it’s about making sure I’m adaptable to each of the conditions,” Smith said.

    “In Australia you can be more attacking, for instance, than in India with our quicks.

    “My captaincy style I need to be adapting to the conditions we face as well. If the time calls for it I’ll certainly be able to set those really attacking fields and let our bowlers go to work.”

    The Gabba surface is likely to offer plenty of encouragement to the quicks, with plenty of green still on the pitch on the eve of the match.

    Australia have backed the height and bounce of Josh Hazlewood over the steadiness provided by veteran Peter Siddle, who will carry the drinks.

    Hazlewood captured seven wickets on Test debut in Brisbane last year, which played a big factor in his recall after missing the final rubber of the Ashes.

    “I think we saw it last year against India the way he could hit high on the bat and bring the keeper and slips into play,” Smith said.

    “This and the WACA will certainly suit him. He’s come a long way, he’s learned a lot in England and he bowled really well last week in the Shield games.

    “He’s in a good place and hopefully he can have similar results to what he had last year.”

    Smith confirmed Mitchell Marsh would bat at No.6 ahead of Peter Nevill, despite speculation the two would swap places in the order.

    The Kiwis opted for Doug Bracewell, their hero from their victory in Hobart four years ago, over Mark Henry as their third seamer.

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    Australia: David Warner, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (c), Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon

    New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (c), Jimmy Neesham, BJ Watling, Mark Craig, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

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  • AFL players unlikely to follow NFL player’s lead with lawsuit against fantasy sports site, says legal expert

    Date: 2019.03.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Different ball game: A lawsuit by AFL players against fantasy sports operators is unlikely, says a legal expert. Photo: Greg NewingtonA lawsuit taken out on behalf of all NFL players against a fantasy sports website is unlikely to be repeated in Australia, says an expert in the legality of sports betting.
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    Washington Redskins’ Pierre Garcon last week filed a lawsuit in the US District Court against daily fantasy sports website FanDuel. Daily sports fantasy sites have risen to prominence in the US in recent years, with DraftKings the other major player in the area. Garcon has accused FanDuel of using his name, image and likeness without permission in television advertisements and infomercials.

    Whereas traditional fantasy websites, such as the AFL’s Dream Team, News Corp’s Super Coach or Fairfax’s Ultimate Footy are all built for season-long participation, the daily competitions have gained popularity in the US due to the minimal time commitments required to play them. Games are based around one day or week of a season, with cash prizes available.

    Australia’s first daily fantasy sports website, Moneyball, launched in March. The status of DraftKings and FanDuel is itself controversial, with Nevada last week becoming the first US state to declare the sites gambling operators.

    Australian lawyer Jake Williams cast doubt both on Garcon’s prospects of success, and the chances of a similar action being taken in a major Australian league, such as the AFL.

    “I am certainly not an expert on US intellectual property law but I would say that FanDuel would have to be favoured at this point,” Williams said from Munich. “First Amendment protection goes hand in hand with right of publicity claims, so it won’t be easy for Garcon, especially with regards to his name and statistics.”

    Williams is the legal counsel for Sportradar, the world’s biggest supplier of sports and betting-related live information, odds services and fraud detection. The organisation has been employed by Cricket Australia to help monitor betting trends.

    Contemplating whether an Australian sportsperson could be successful against a fantasy sports website, Williams outlined the differences in the law between Australia and the US. “We don’t have right of publicity laws in Australia like they do in the US. It would need to come along the lines of misleading or deceptive conduct or the law of passing off.

    “The problem is that a player in Australia would need to show some type of misrepresentation and harm. That isn’t very likely, especially given gambling is legal in Australia, it obviously is not in the US so affiliation with it can arguably be seen as damage to reputation.”

    “Moneyball is the FanDuel equivalent in Australia so it would have to be a player suing someone like that. I think the US litigious culture is also a factor that is not as strong in Australia. We don’t think about suing for every little thing … like the US.”

    Victorian Williams is now based in New York, having obtained a masters in international and comparative sports law at St Johns University.

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  • Melbourne Cup 2015: Paddy Payne says hard work was the answer for Michelle Payne

    Date: 2019.03.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Older brother and mentor Patrick Payne admits that when he was watching Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup he was more concerned about his now-famous sister not running into trouble than creating history .
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    Payne, 40, while understandably elated at Michelle Payne’s Cup victory, maintains there were some anxious moments in the early stages of the $6.2 million handicap.

    “I knew Prince Of Penzance was a hard-pulling bloke and I could see them slowing up in front and I thought ‘Oh heck, hold on Michelle, because there’s every chance you could clip the heels of the one in front’.”

    “But after half the race was gone, I knew she was OK and she suddenly crept forward and the rest was history.”

    Payne says that his youngest sister, the baby of the household, was the least athletic of her seven sisters. “To be honest, we all could run a bit. Cathy was a good netballer and Marie was terrific at all sports, but I’ve got to be honest, Michelle looked like a baby elephant,” he said.

    “I’d take her to the running races at school and she’d run last. I said ‘What is it? We’re all good athletes except you. She just shrugged her shoulders.”

    But the former champion jockey believes Michelle’s lack of sporting ability made her push herself harder.

    “What a lot of people don’t understand is that jockeys need serious fitness. And when you get to that level of fitness, it helps your level of confidence so much that your riding gets better,” he said.

    “You have no idea how hard Michelle worked on her fitness. Walking or running or whatever, she just did it to get better. I said to her about three months ago, ‘Michelle, you’re looking better than you ever have before, are you doing anything different?’ And she told me that she’d just started a new fitness plan and that it was working perfectly.

    “But I’m more proud of Michelle for the hard work she put in establishing herself. It’s not easy, I know first hand. I’ve got five other sisters who worked and worked to become jockeys, and Michelle was no different.”

    Payne said he couldn’t help smiling at his younger brother Stevie when he went up to pick the barrier for Prince Of Penzance on Saturday night.

    “I could see that cheeky grin on his face. He was desperate to get No.1 and when he picked up the No.1 trophy, I laughed and laughed. I think he’s become a national treasure.”

    Payne believes his father Paddy snr had his share in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. Overcoming a triple bypass, the head of the family of 10 children made time for all of the children, according to Payne, all of the time.

    “He never let us get ahead of ourselves. You’d ride a treble at Caulfield but he’d make sure your head didn’t get too big, but at the same time he was the first one there when you couldn’t ride a winner anywhere.

    “You know, Dad could see one of the girls had had their heart broken when they’d split up with a boy. He’d be on the phone and send Stevie around to stay with them for a week or two to make sure they were OK.

    “We are a big family and for as long as I can remember we’re either fighting each other or loving each other, but we’re always there for each other.”

    Michelle may have been the baby elephant of the athletics track but she’s done something none of her family, or gender, have ever done and that’s bring home a Melbourne Cup.

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  • NRL must promote tolerance in wake of Adam Goodes booing, says Preston Campbell

    Date: 2019.03.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Important match: Preston Campbell at the launch of the Indigenous All Stars match in Brisbane on Wednesday. Photo: NRLNRL All Stars founder Preston Campbell believes the fixture has taken on deeper significance in the light of the hounding of former AFL star Adam Goodes, saying rugby league must continue to preach tolerance and respect among players and fans.
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    The All Stars match has been given a tweak ahead of its 2016 instalment at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, with an indigenous side now set to take on a World All Stars that includes a minimum of four NRL players from Australia, New Zealand and England.

    Squads would be rounded out by Pacific Islander nations and Papua New Guinea, giving coach Wayne Bennett plenty of selection headaches as he tries to assemble a team to beat the Indigenous stars.

    The All Stars week remains hugely popular with players and League Central has continued to back the fixture after some speculation around its future prior to its staging on the Gold Coast last February.

    Campbell, one of the men at the heart of the original concept, said the match now commanded an even greater meaning after the abhorrent treatment of former Swan Goodes by certain sections of the AFL fan base.

    Goodes, an Australian of the Year, was booed every time he touched the ball at various stages of the season and didn’t take his place in the lap of honour for retiring players on grand final day.

    Campbell said he couldn’t see the same thing happening in rugby league but that didn’t mean the sport didn’t continually have to be vigilant and educate supporters and stakeholders.

    One of the best ways to do that, he said was via the All Stars game, which puts indigenous culture and the contribution of indigenous players front and centre. And while some AFL fans were worried by a pretend spear, the pre-game dance has become a spine-chilling highlight.

    “To be honest, I couldn’t understand why they were doing it. I think people were getting on board just because others started. They weren’t aware of what was really going on, not aware about why Adam is doing what he’s doing,” Campbell said.

    “He’s passionate about who he is, he’s proud of who he is and where he comes from. There’s nothing wrong with that. Nobody should be booed for being who they are and being proud of who they are, whether they are indigenous or not. It doesn’t matter.

    “If they (fans) can see it and they can listen to an explanation to what it’s all about, they’ll get a lot more from it. It’s all about respect.”

    One man Bennett would love to pick is Sam Burgess, the former Rabbitohs now playing rugby in England. He said he would be an automatic selection if he returned to Australia, even if Todd Greenberg ruled out using NRL funds to make it happen.

    “He’d be good,” Bennett said. “He played actually (in the All Stars match) the first year he came out to Australia. I picked him then before he played a game of rugby league.

    “He loved the week – I remember him coming to me afterwards and thanking me. If he’s available, you can put him down.”

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  • Brisbane fires: Three house fires in under 30 minutes

    Date: 2019.02.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    A woman has burns to her face after a housefire in Brisbane’s south. Photo: 7 News/TwitterFires blazed out three houses in south-east Queensland on Wednesday afternoon, with one woman taken to hospital with burns to her face.
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    Seven fire units were called to a two-storey brick building engulfed in flames on Danyenah Street in Loganholme at 2.06pm.

    Two people were evacuated, with a 26-year-old woman transported to Royal Brisbane Hospital in stable condition with burns to her face.

    A firefighter was transported to Logan Hospital with heat exhaustion along with two other people who were transported with signs of emotional distress.

    Firefighters had the fire under control just after 3pm.

    A fire investigation unit was requested.

    A house Danyenah Street in Loganholme has burst into flames. 5 fire crews on scene. (pic by @9NewsBrisbane) pic.twitter南京夜网/mOeyBcOuHT— 4BC News (@4BCNews) November 4, 2015

    Eleven minutes after the call to Loganholme was put through, five fire units were called to another two-storey brick home at Renoir Court, Mackenzie.

    The fire was extinguished and all occupants were accounted for.

    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services then received a call at 2.35pm, just 18 minutes after the previous call at Mackenzie was put through, to a double-storey house on Petersen Road, Morayfield.

    Four units attended the house, which was engulfed.

    Firefighters controlled the fire just before 3pm, with all persons accounted for.

    Southeast Qld firefighters rush to three house fires in 35 minutes: https://t.co/3sz2Spddb4#9Newspic.twitter南京夜网/n3S6MBJxJk— Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane) November 4, 2015This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

  • Bill Shorten’s best mates are knee-deep in gift card branch-stacking scandal

    Date: 2019.02.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s power base in Victorian Labor relies on alliances and and membership numbers. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Factional allies: Bill Shorten and Senator Stephen Conroy. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
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    Analysis: Branch stack inquiry a bad joke

    One of Bill Shorten’s closest allies and friends had his own ALP membership paid by an anonymous gift card, as the fallout of the branch stacking scandal engulfing the Victorian ALP widens.

    Plumbers’ union federal and state secretary Earl Setches, a key factional lieutenant of Shorten, had his own membership paid for by an Australia Post Gift Card in both 2013 and 2014.

    A Fairfax investigation has discovered that nearly 1000 ALP memberships and renewals have been paid for by anonymous gift cards over the past four years by prominent suburban Labor warlords. The scam is centred on Setches’ plumbers union and factional powerbroker David Asmar – two factional players rusted on to Shorten’s political machine.

    The scandal has also widened with new evidence of the cards being used to pay for the party memberships of about 250 western suburban members – many with Turkish names – who are linked to notorious branch stacker Hakki Suleyman.

    Mr Shorten has called for tough action against branch stackers, but many of those involved in the scam are the Opposition Leader’s close political allies. Shorten backers were also  at the forefront of the move last week to avert a truly independent probe of the membership rorts.

    The gift cards were used as part of an elaborate scam to build and maintain the numbers which underpin the power base of Mr Shorten and federal frontbencher Stephen Conroy. If Shorten is to face a leadership spill these members, controlled by the “warlords”, will each have a vote, which they will presumably cast for him.

    Mr Asmar, who is renowned in the party for his Lebanese “stacks”, and for being a close ally to the Plumbers Union. Together they appear to be behind the purchase of more than 600 of the Labor memberships.

    Mr Asmar was called as a witness to the royal commission into union corruption on Thursday, but he will not appear as he is in Lebanon. The royal commission said it was “considering its position” regarding his absence.

    Mr Asmar has been working in the electoral office of senator Stephen Conroy, who with Shorten runs the dominant “ShortCon” faction of Victorian Labor. His wife, Diana Asmar, is secretary of the troubled Health Services Union No. 1 branch.

    Mr Suleyman is a key figure in Shorten’s dominant right wing faction and played an important role in the Opposition Leader’s preselection for the seat of Maribyrnong in 2006.

    He was a central figure in the saga that led to the sacking of the Brimbank council in 2009 after which he was dismissed from the electoral office of then state planning minister Justin Madden.

    Like Mr Asmar he was later employed in Senator Conroy’s electoral office.

    The Fairfax Media investigation has uncovered more detail on the massive scam including: Almost 100 memberships were paid for from one computer. The batch included Mr Asmar’s own membership;Mr Setches’ membership was one of 46 paid for using these cards between 10.38pm and 1.11am on the night of May 28, 2014, at intervals of about one  every five minutes;Four separate types of anonymous cards have been used, including the Australia Post Load & Go Travel card, Australia Post Gift Card and VISA Debit card;The cards were used to pay for nearly 1000 Labor memberships or renewals since 2011 at a cost of about $30,000 to whoever paid the bills;More than 700 of those memberships and renewals appear linked to Mr Asmar and the Plumbers Union.

    Under party rules not paying for your own membership should lead to suspension or expulsion from Labor.

    Last week Mr Shorten wrote to the Victorian ALP saying: “Those who contravene the integrity of our membership rules by branch stacking must be made to feel the full force of the disciplinary measures available to the party … including expulsion.”

    However, rather than an independent inquiry, the party’s powerful administrative committee last week appointed Shorten-aligned numbers man Garth Head to co-head the probe. The meeting also appointed branch stacker Mr Suleyman to the committee that oversees party membership.

    The revelations come as furious party elders step up their demand for a truly independent investigation of the rorts.

    For factional warlords, the “stacks” represent numbers and power within Labor – numbers to be traded in factional and sub-factional deals and wielded in policy and preselection battles.

    Some of the cards used by the branch stackers are, in effect, disposable debit, credit or gift cards that do not show who the cardholder is or who paid for them.

    The difficulty in tracing who paid for them makes them ideal for branch stacking.

    Race Mathews, a former state and federal MP, has criticised the decision to appoint Labor Right figure Mr Head and the Left’s Liz Beattie to investigate the use of the pre-paid gift cards. He wants an independent inquiry.

    Jieh-Yung Lo, co-founder of group Poliversity, which wants to encourage cultural diversity within the ALP, also called for an independent investigation.

    “We are concerned that branch-stacking activities only entrench the exploitation of members from multicultural backgrounds and undermines trust,” he said.

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  • Travellers affected by Mt Rinjani’s eruption should check their insurance

    Date: 2019.02.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Mount Rinjani spews clouds of gas on Lombok island, east of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Julian Sihombing Mount Rinjani spews clouds of gas on Lombok island, east of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Julian Sihombing
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    Mount Rinjani spews clouds of gas on Lombok island, east of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Julian Sihombing

    Mount Rinjani spews clouds of gas on Lombok island, east of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Julian Sihombing

    Travellers caught out by the latest volcanic eruption in Indonesia may find their insurance nullified by a previous eruption from a different mountain five months ago.

    An insurance industry source who asked not to be named said the “chatter” among insurers was whether the eruption of Mt Raung​ on July 2 was related to Tuesday’s eruption of Mt Rinjani​. If so, the second eruption could be classified as a “foreseeable event”, which in many cases exempts the insurer from paying out.

    Both Virgin and Jetstar have cancelled flights to Bali over the past two days after Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok erupted earlier this week. The eruption comes less than a month before hordes of Australian school leavers will descend on Bali for the annual Schoolies week.

    Fairfax Media has established that Cover-More, which provides travel insurance for a number of popular travel brokers, has decided not to deem the two eruptions as related, meaning losses from Tuesday’s eruption will be covered.

    The insurer has warned those who purchase cover after Tuesday that cancellations and flight changes will not be covered.

    Other insurers may make different decisions.

    Choice spokesman Tom Godfrey warned that it was possible some insurers  might refuse to provide cover for claims lodged in the days after the eruption because they will consider it to be a “known event”.

    “If you are in the process of booking flights and accommodation, it’s important to contact your travel insurer and confirm you’ll be covered if the ash cloud continues to cause problems,” he said.

    The warning follows a report in Fairfax Media last month  on publican Guy Greenstone  being denied coverage by his insurer after Mt Raung erupted in July.

    Denpasar’s airport has been declared closed until 8.45 am Thursday, Bail time. AIr Asia has also cancelled all flights to and from Bali and some flights within Indonesia are also affected.

    Mr Godfrey said travellers should check their flight for delays or cancellation before going to the airport. If there are any problems, call the airline to re-book or claim a refund. After this, contact accommodation to re-arrange your booking.

    Only then should the insurer be contacted to look for cover of any out-of-pocket expenses.

    Mitchell Watson, research manager with consumer research firm Canstar, said travellers needed to first understand how the eruption might  affect their plans before contacting their insurer. That meant checking flights and booked accommodation to understand any postponement or cancellation policies that might trouble their plans.

    “The travel insurer shouldn’t be the first point of contact,” he said. “First understand what your disruption is going to be because that will be what your travel insurer is going to be requesting of you.”

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  • Cap fits for Naden: former City all-rounder selected in western zone side

    Date: 2019.02.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    SET YOUR GOALS HIGH: Former Orange City all-rounder Stu Naden is one of seven Dubbo players in the Western Zone side, fulfilling a goal he set three years ago. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH
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    IT took one tough season in the Orange District Cricket Association top grade, a shift to Dubbo and another 18 months hard yakka, but former Orange City all-rounder Stu Naden finally fulfilled a goal he set when he first landed in Australia three years ago.

    Earning a Western Zone cap.

    Way back in 2012-13 Naden set himself lofty goals before his first season for Warriors, he wanted to “score 500 runs” and “push for higher representative honours”.

    The former, well, he definitely didn’t achieve that, only scoring 130 runs at an average of 10.

    But, he did snare 17 wickets with ball in hand and earn a spot in Orange’s representative side, and a call-up into the Mitchell Cricket Council squad.

    But, the royal blue cap of Western Zone evaded him.

    Until now.

    Naden is one of seven Dubbo-based players named in the Western squad to contest the 2015 NSW Country Cricket Championship.

    “I’m over the moon,” Naden said.

    “It’s hugely satisfying, when I first came to Australia my goal was to push myself as far as I possibly could, and play at the highest level I could.

    “I’ve been working towards this [for a long time] and just wanted to put a decent string of performances together early this season, to have an impression on Dubbo representative cricket, and maybe then Western Zone selectors as well.

    “I’ve worked pretty hard since September at both club and representative level and I’ve benefitted from that at the start of the year.”

    Naden is Orange’s only link to this year’s Western squad, with Bathurst’s Josh Toole, Ryan Peacock and Aaron Seymour, Parkes’ Anthony Heraghty and Cowra’s Nick Berry the only players named who are not from Dubbo.

    Western will look to defend last year’s title when the side heads to Wagga Wagga from November 20-22.

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  • Mixed results for Monaro rep cricket sides

    Date: 2019.02.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Archie Allen starred for the Monaro Under 14s hitting a half century.
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    Monaro Under 16s lost Goulburn

    The Monaro Under 16s played their first home game yesterday against Goulburn. Monaro lost the toss and Goulburn elected to bat.

    The Monaro bowlers struggled with the tough leg side wides and the Goulburn batsmen got off to a fantastic start. The first breakthrough for Monaro came in the 17th over from Andrew Devereux (1/24), caught and bowled.

    The spin twins of Andrew Devereux and Andrew Bartell (1/35) were able to slow down Goulburn’s run rate and with the re-introduction of SamTaylor (3/46) and James Hayden (2/36) wickets began to become more regular for Monaro.

    Monaro was able to bowl Goulburn all out for 199 in the 43rd over. Goulburns top score was the sundries with 59 which included 46 wides.

    The chase was on for Monaro and with the opening pair of Andrew Bartell (53) and Sam Taylor (32) Monaro looked right in the game.

    Monaro’s middle order collapsed with James Hayden (13*) being the only other batsmen to reach double figures, as he ran out of partners. Monaro was rolled for 151 with the last four wickets falling with out a run scored.

    The side extends a thank you to both umpires, Bill and Zach and Steve Summerville for setting up the ground and to Tabitha Williams, Annie O’Keeffe and Eliza Icke for drinks and lunch. Thanks was also extended to Andrew O’Keeffe for coaching. The side take on the Highlands next week in Bowral.

    Monaro Under 14s beat Goulburn

    The Monaro Under 14s travelled to Goulburn for a match on the turf wicket at Seiffert oval. With overnight rain, there was a bit of a delay to the start, to allow a bit more time for the wicket to dry out.

    Goulburn won the toss and sent Monaro in. The turf wicket was difficult to play on and Monaro was in trouble early and were 3/15 after 8 overs.

    This brought captain Archie Allen to the crease with Matt Rebus and the pair set about building some sort of an innings

    for Monaro. They steadied the ship and worked their way through two changes of bowlers to put on 42 runs before Rebus (16) was given out lbw.

    Archie built on his total with help from Noah and Will Saddler who came to the crease and when he was dismissed for a great captains knock of 58.

    The score had reached 118 and through some good late hitting from Darnel Bartlett (10) saw Monaro reach a very defendable 128 runs in the 40th over.

    Our bowling started perfectly with Jake Quodling (2-11) taking a wicket with his first ball. Remy Oldrey (3-11) also picked up early wickets and Goulburn was 3 -5 after 3 overs, then 5 – 19 at the end of the openers 10 over stint.

    Some resistance followed with slow and careful batting from the Gouburn players, until Will Cahill (1-7) broke the next partnership.

    From there, Monaro shared the remaining wickets with one each to Archie Allen (1-10), Jakob Asanovski (1-10) and Russ Haylock (1-2). Goulburn’s innings finished all out 49.

    This week coming, Monaro Under 14s and 16s travel to play the Highlands teams in Bowral.

    There will be cricket in Cooma the following weekend and the side would love a bit of local support for these games.