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  • Students study for spelling bee

    Date: 2019.09.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    FINAL COUNTDOWN: Jack Turner and Anastasia Smyth from Tamworth Public School are off to Sydney next week for the state spelling bee final. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 150915GOB01SEVEN students from across the region are poring over their dictionaries this week as they prepare for the Premier’s Spelling Bee state final in Sydney.
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    They are Sam Russell (junior division) and Peter Gooley (senior) from Armidale City Public School; Jack Turner (junior) and Anastasia Smyth (senior) from Tamworth Public School; John Robinson (junior) and Millie Fisher (senior) from Bourke-Walgett School of Distance Education; and James Whalan (senior) from Coonabarabran Public School.

    Both Millie and Anastasia were state finalists in last year’s spelling bee, and Armidale City Public, Tamworth Public and Bourke-Walgett School of Distance Education are among only six schools across the state to have finalistsin both the junior and seniordivisions.

    When the competition final is held in Sydney next Wednesday, it will end a long journey that began with 34,000 students from 939 public schools across NSW back in July.

    More than 3500 students progressed through to 42 regional finals, and now just 86 students remain in contention for the prestigious title.

    The Premier’s Spelling Bee was launched in 2004 with 800 students taking part, but it has now grown to be the biggest competition of its type in Australia.

    Word lists for the final are provided by the editors of Macquarie Dictionary and cover seven categories, including arts and entertainment, the environment and the ancient world.

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  • Council rejectsairline bids for Narrabri route

    Date: 2019.09.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    THE search for a new airline carrier for Narrabri has gone back to the drawing board after both the preferred companies failed to satisfy the local council.
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    Narrabri shire announced in September Northwest Airlines and JetGo had both submitted expressions of interest for the Narrabri to Sydney route, but yesterday said neither bid could be accepted at this stage.

    “The Narrabri region is at a point where it is imperative that the next … provider that operates the (town’s) Sydney air route has the confidence of local and regional passengers,” mayor Conrad Bolton said.

    He said some of the concerns included questions around operators certificates and a request from one of the airlines for financial incentives “well in excess of what is already being offered”.

    “Additionally, one submission proposed using an aircraft which would require a security upgrade to the Narrabri airport terminal building, which could cost in excess of $200,000,” Cr Bolton said.

    “This sort of cost burden needs to be carefully considered by council.”

    Cr Bolton said they had also been advised that the “prime time spots” were not available at Sydney airport until the new scheduling period started on March 27 next year.

    “Although an airline can apply for an off-peak slot into Sydney, this would put a financial burden on a new airline and could compromise their viability. This is something we want to avoid,” he said.

    Council has now resolved to authorise the mayor and general manager to start further discussions with NorthwestAirlines and JetGo, and any other potential service providers, “in relation to establishing acceptable conditions of operation”.

    Cr Bolton said the panel overseeing the process included an independent aviation expert who was ensuring “due diligence” was followed throughout the assessments.

    “Such an important decision is not ‘cut and dried’. Ultimately council holds the community’s best interests at the core of this decision and we are one step closer to securing a committed and reliable airline,” he said.

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  • Council cornered by 7-Eleven plan: will this be another ‘north Orange mess’?

    Date: 2019.09.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    IMPOSSIBLE TURN: Councillors Kevin Duffy, Ron Gander and Reg Kidd have concerns about the impact a service station will have on traffic turning from Glenroi Avenue to Bathurst Road. Photo: JUDE KEOGH COUNCILLORS will ask to have traffic lights moved from outside Kinross Wolaroi School to Glenroi Avenue amid fears a service station will put too much pressure on the intersection.
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    Orange City Council approved a development application on Tuesday night for a 7-Eleven convenience store and petrol station at a former car yard on the corner of Glenroi Avenue and Bathurst Road.

    But with a proposed median strip on Bathurst Road preventing a right-hand turn from the business, forcing traffic onto Glenroi Avenue, four ratepayers objected to the plans.

    Richard Castine addressed the council on Tuesday night, saying he had counted 52 cars in an hour turning out of Glenroi Avenue and some motorists made it “by the skin of their teeth”.

    “The last thing you would want would be another north Orange mess,” he said.

    But with NSW Roads and Maritime Services satisfied the traffic arrangement would be sufficient with the addition of a median strip in Glenroi Avenue to prevent queuing in Bathurst Road, mayor John Davis was concerned refusing the development would lead to an appeal in the Land and Environment Court.

    “And we are going to get beat,” he said.

    Councillor Ron Gander said he did not know how fuel trucks would cope if they could not access the development directly from Bathurst Road.

    “I wonder what the RMS were smoking when they said they could have safe entry and exit points – the traffic flow is a little bit fraught with danger,” he said.

    OUR SAY: Is this Orange’s version of Groundhog Day?

    Councillor Reg Kidd said turning right out of Glenroi Avenue was already almost impossible.

    “It will only be 12-18 months before people are screaming blue murder about accidents and we’ll have to put in traffic lights,” he said.

    “We’re in fairy land if we’re going to have a 7-Eleven and have it stay as it is.”

    Councillors turned their attention to the Kinross Wolaroi School traffic lights, which were installed as a pedestrian crossing but not used, and resolved to meet with the RMS.

    Councillor Jason Hamling said they should be moved to Glenroi Avenue.

    “If there’s traffic lights, you can get on that road safely – we should be able to move them,” he said.

    Ophir Tavern owner Colin McGillivray said the traffic report was flawed and he would welcome traffic lights.

    “I just want some traffic control measures – people want to go to the hotel, but they’ll say it’s too difficult, particularly on that Bathurst Road side,” he said.

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  • Planning a western USA road trip

    Date: 2019.09.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Toroweap Overlook on the north rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.WE SIX ADULTS INTEND TO DO A SIX-WEEK ROAD TRIP IN THE USA IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. WE PLAN TO  START ON THE WEST COAST AND WOULD LIKE TO  END WITH A TRIP ON CANADA’S ROCKY MOUNTAINEER. WHERE POSSIBLE WE’D LIKE TO AVOID FREEWAYS AND LARGE CITIES, ANY SUGGESTIONS THAT WOULD GIVE US A GOOD RANGE OF SCENERY, NATIONAL PARKS AND PLACES OF CULTURAL INTEREST? DO WE NEED TO BOOK ACCOMMODATION WELL IN ADVANCE? 
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    D. MOFFATT, SAFETY BEACH

    What a great adventure this is. I’d be using a book to plan this journey, the National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways. This is the ideal guide for tailoring a trip through the US in the slow lane, with lots of photographs and maps that will help you plan a sensational journey through the American West. The book is available through Angus and Robertson’s online bookstore, angusrobertson南京夜网419论坛,  priced at $45.99, with a delivery time of 1-2 weeks.

    My own preference would be a wandering journey to take in the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone,  Grand Teton National Park, Zion National Park, Santa Fe and Bryce Canyon National Park.

    August is going to be very busy and you can expect big crowds at the scenic spectaculars such as the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. September will be quieter, especially once the school holidays finish early in the month, but you need to book accommodation and vehicle hire as soon as possible. If you have any flexibility in your travel dates you might consider starting your journey at the end of August or early September to avoid the worst of the peak season.

    On the Rocky Mountaineer, your most likely starting points are either Banff or Jasper, finishing in Vancouver. You’re likely to incur a heavy one-way charge for your hire vehicle if you pick it up in the US and return it in Canada but this might not be too much of a problem if you’re travelling aboard a single vehicle and the charge is shared between six. If not, what you might do is drop it at a city airport in one of the western US states and fly to Calgary, from where it’s just a short trip to Banff, which would be my preferred starting point for your journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

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  • Moora battle back but can’t hold out against champs

    Date: 2019.09.20 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Moora battle back but can’t hold out against champs Young guns: Dekan John Furnace on strike with batting partner Jordan Glover.
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    TweetFacebookOn Sunday the Moora Knights travelled down to Bindoon to play the team at home. Bindoon won the toss and sent the Knights into bat first.

    The Knights continued with their horror start with the bat losing their first wicket in the first over with young Zac Bulpitt bowling out Simon Willmott.

    Joe Furnace and Phil Hayman once again formed a steady partnership until Phil on 24 runs was caught by T Blackley off the bowling of Cameron Yates.

    The Knights suffered a mini collapse, losing three of their batsman while only adding eight runs to their total with Jamie Mullins getting run out by Greenburg, Stewart Horton caught behind by Clayton Smith and Jayden Glover getting stumped off the bowling of spin bowler J Mc Andrew.

    Sixteen-year-old Dekan John Furnace joined his dad in the middle and between them pushed the score up to 54 before Joey (on 23 runs) was unlucky to get caught out on the boundary by a great catch by Dillon Summers.

    With Bindoon bowling tight Travis Howe departed after getting clean-bowled by Josh Brennan and Dave Glover was caught out by another great running catch by T Blackley also off Brennan’s bowling with the Knights sitting on eight for 69.

    With the Knights only having two wickets in hand Bindoon might have thought they were in with a very good chance to have all the Knights back in the shed well before the Knights could push their score up to a 100.

    But the tail-enders had other ideas, with Kaleb partnering his brother in the middle. The the two batted patiently and probably frustrated the Bindoon bowlers, staying together in the middle for seven overs until Kaleb was finally bowled out LBW by Jason Bulpitt with the Knights on 83 runs.

    Jordan Glover, the last batsman in for the Knights, formed a very mature partnership with Dekan with both waiting patiently for the bad ball they could punish accordingly.

    Even though Dekan was feeling a bit under the weather he soldiered on and was rewarded with his first 50 in Mens Cricket.

    After batting for 22 overs fatigue ended up being his worst enemy and on 51 runs he was finally removed from the crease, getting caught out by Clayton Smith off the bowling of Brad Pietraszek.

    Jordan finished in the red with 12 runs and the Knights ended their innings in the 41st over with 120 runs.

    Bindoon started their innings very similar to the Knights, losing Jason Bulpitt in their second over after he was clean-bowled by Jayden Glover with the score on three.

    Brad Pietraszek and Cameron Yates pushed their score up to 38 before Kody Glover removed Pietraszek LBW.

    Josh Brennan also batted well alongside Yates and they added another 24 runs to the score until a change in the bowling line ­up resulted in a wicket for the Knights on the first ball of the over for Phil Hayman when Yates (on 39 runs) delivered the ball straight into the safe hands of Jayden Glover.

    Dillon Summers in next didn’t last an over before getting caught out by a great diving catch by Travis Howe off the bowling of Dave Glover.

    J Shales made 15 runs before getting caught off the bowling of Jamie Mullins by a great running catch by Jayden Glover who would have covered at least 40m to take the catch.

    Clayton Smith alongside Brennan achieved their target in the 41st over, winning the game.

    With the score on 138 Josh Brennan (on 41 runs, the highest run scorer for Bindoon ) was finally removed from the crease after getting caught by Phil Hayman off Travis Howe’s bowling.

    Clayton Smith (on 19 runs) departed four runs later falling victim to a brilliant show of fielding by the Knights.

    Joey Furnace fielded the ball well to return it to wicketkeeper Stewart Horton, who on hearing the call at the other end threw the ball down the pitch resulting in a direct hit.

    The Knights claimed one more wicket in M Whitely after been clean-bowled by Kaleb John Furnace.

    Bindoon finished their innings on 8/152.

    With all seven bowlers claiming a wicket the most economical was Kody Glover (1/17 off 9) and Dave Glover (1/19 off 9). For Bindoon it was Cameron Yates (2/20 off 9 ) and J Mc Andrew (2/18 off 7).

    Results from other games in this round: ­

    Lower Chittering (9/202, K Taylor 38 n/o, Rory Bennett 31, J Abbott 2/29 off 9, TB Dean 2/14 off 4 ) defeated Dandaragan (10/118, ­ D Wasley 25, D Russell 21, R Bennett 4/11 off 8, P Berenger 3/15 off 9)

    Gingin (8 /184, no further results) def Bindi Miling (9/168, ­ S Turner 42 , G Cartmel 41, A Barnard 3/32 off 8, G Cartmel 2/40 off 7).

  • OPINION: This is a problem for us all to face

    Date: 2019.08.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    The Western Advocate today gives a voice to the many local families struggling under the burden of our state’s drugs scourge.
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    The Western Advocate has chosen not to name the mother who spoke to us, describing the pain of seeking treatment for her drug-addicted son, but her story needs to be told.

    Because, as the mother told us, she is not speaking out only to help her 29-year-old son but, rather, every family and every addict who is struggling to reach the help they need.

    Drugs remain one of the key health and policing issues in our state and the constant development of new, cheaper and more deadly drugs only ensures that battle is never won.

    It is impossible not to feel for a mother who cannot sleep at night for fear of what her adult son may be doing to himself or others, but nor is this issue as easy as simply blaming thegovernment for not doing enough.

    The reality is, no matter how much we as a society spend on police and rehabilitation units, we will never be able to solve the problem once a drug has taken hold of an addict.

    Perhaps more money needs to be spenteducating young people, in particular, about the danger of drugs, but we must also foster greater compassion for those who are affected.

    Rather than leaving families to suffer on the outer of society, we must show them that the community cares about them and cares about their children.

    We must accept that even good people can make very bad decisions and they must not be thrown on the scrapheap for their poorjudgment.

    And we must recognise that drug addiction hurts not only the user but also the people who love them.

    One parent should not be left battling the system to get care for her son.

    This is a community problem and we must find community solutions.

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  • ‘Great to be recognised’: Orange firefighters rewarded for putting safety first

    Date: 2019.08.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    TOP CREW: Firefighter David Beattie, and senior firefighters Phillip Pedley and Timothy Collins with the NSW Fire and Rescue Commissioner’s Awards.Absent station officer Matthew Jeffery and firefighter Rob Buesnel.Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1104fire award.
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    A TEAM of Orange firefighters has been recognised for their commitment to work health safety in the NSW Fire Brigade Commissioner’s Safety Awards announced on Friday.

    B Platoon headed up by Orange Station Officer Matthew Jeffery and comprising senior firefighters Timothy Collins and Phillip Pedley and firefighters David Beattie and Rob Buesnel now have a commissioner’s trophy to proudly display at the station.

    Station Officer Jeffery said the Orange firefighters involved with the award should feel proud of the achievement of identifying safer ways in which the firefighters can carry out their job.

    “It is great to be recognised with this award as NSW Fire and Rescue has a commitment to work health safety,” Station Officer Jeffery said.

    NSW Fire and Rescue Commissioner Greg Mullins presented the award to Station Officer Jeffery at a ceremony in Sydney last Friday.

    “Our employees put their lives on the line every day, so as an organisation, safety has to underpin everything we do,” Commissioner Mullins said.

    “The Commissioner’s Safety Awards program recognises FRNSW workers who make an outstanding contribution to improving or promoting safety within the workplace,” Commissioner Mulls said.

    Firefighters from the Orange station were recognised in various categories along with colleagues from places including Cabramatta, Cobar, and Blacktown.

    Station Officer Jeffery’s team identified more efficient ways of using electronics to exit and enter the station in Orange from the busy highway.

    The awards are self nominating and Orange had to vie for the award among scores of other stations across New South Wales who entered the Commissioner’s awards this year.

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  • Family reunited with treasure

    Date: 2019.08.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Reunited: The Berryman family from Ballarat, which now lives in Melbourne, will have their family treasure returned by a Canberra tip shop.
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    A TALE of history, motherly love and lost treasure has just unfolded between Ballarat and a rubbish tip all the way up in Canberra.

    Sandie and CharlieBigg-Wither own the Green Shed, a tip shop in Canberra. One object however made a big impression on Sandie –a beautiful, tiny Bible inscribed to a Ballarat soldier all the way back in 1915.

    The Bigg-Withers spoketo media and mentioned the Bible, which was inscribed with faded cursive handwriting saying:“From Mother, Nov 11th 1915 On his departure from Australia”.

    The mother included her name and address in the Bible –M. Berryman fromHigh Street,Ballarat.

    Mrs Bigg-Wither told The Courier the Berryman descendants,who now live in Melbourne, contacted them and will be reunited with their family treasure.

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  • Golfers out in force on course

    Date: 2019.08.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    B Grade winner Kevin McGrath with Fred Mezetti.
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    Our golfers were out in force this week. A good field played the 12 hole competition on Thursday afternoon. The winner, on 28 points, was Kyall Ryan. Balls went to Bob Slattery, Peter Dale, Bob Bearup, Doug Collins, Ray Ross and Russell King.

    On Saturday we played an 18 hole stableford event. The greens have recovered well from the renovations early last month and the course has some run due to the dry spell. As a result we are seeing some pretty handy scores.

    Robert Hayden was far too strong for the rest of the A grader’s this week, with 41 points he was and easy winner. The runner up was Doug Curry.

    Brian Roberts was the winner in B grade with 37 points and the runner up was Kevin McGrath with 36 points.

    Nearest the pin on the first went to Mick English at 1.7 metres, Robert Hayden claimed the seventh at 2.2 metres, Darren Gordon won the 9th at 3.4 metres and Doug Curry was 2.2 metres from the pin on the 17th. Balls went to Eric Whalan and Graham Hotham.

    Improvement continue in the club house, this week the floor covering and vinyl was fixed to the walls. Steve Serong and Fred Mezetti have done a wonderful job. There is some plumbing and electrical work to be completed so that the new kitchen can be installed.

    Friday this week is the first Friday of the month dinner at the club, members and friends are encouraged to enjoy a great meal and good fellowship.

    Golf on Saturday will be a stroke event, members will be playing for the monthly medal and putting. This week’s golf is generously sponsored by Lithgow City Holden and members will play for the Lithgow City Holden Cup.

    Golfers are reminded that the Blue Mountains Championships will be played at Blackheath 15/11/15 and the Blackheath Open will be the following week. The Oberon Open weekend is November 28-29.

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  • Dubai to Abu Dhabi transport options

    Date: 2019.08.19 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    WE ARE VISITING FRIENDS IN ABU DHABI IN DECEMBER AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE LEAST EXPENSIVE WAY TO GET FROM DUBAI AIRPORT TO THE CORNICHE IN ABU DHABI. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO GO TO A DESERT DINNER, DEPENDING ON THE COST. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND ONE FOR US IN ABU DHABI?
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    A. AND M. JOBBINS. KURRI KURRI

    Your best option is to take the metro from Dubai’s International Airport to the Al Ghubaiba​ Metro station. This station is on the green line so you’ll need to change from the airport train, on the blue line, at Union Square. From Al Ghubaiba metro station make your way to the Al Ghubaiba Bus Station, just a couple of blocks away. Apart from a break between 1-5am buses depart from there for Abu Dhabi about every 20 minutes. The trip takes just over two hours, the buses are airconditioned and very comfortable, and keep in mind that the back seats are for men only. From the bus terminal in Abu Dhabi you should catch a taxi to your friends’ residence. The Evening Desert Safari and Dinner from Get Your Guide getyourguide南京夜网 gets good reviews. After a pick-up from your hotel about 3:30pm, you’ll be taken to a camel farm and out for a spot of four-wheel-drive dune bashing – hold on tight – before trying an Arab shisha, a water pipe, and sitting down for a barbecue dinner under the stars with live entertainment, and look inconspicuous or you might be invited onto the floor by the belly dancer. The price is $129 a person.

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