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Cherry-Evans auditions for spot

MANCHESTER: Daly Cherry-Evans will have a chance to push for a permanent Test spot, with the Manly pivot expected to feature in Australia’s next pool game against Fiji.
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The Clive Churchill Medallist was pipped for the bench utility spot in the opening game by Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah, who played 22 minutes from the bench.

A niggling thigh strain counted against Cherry-Evans, although he said he was in no doubt for Australia’s second match of the tournament.

“If someone went down, I would have been able to play,” Cherry-Evans said. “It’s just a speed bump on the way.

“If that’s the case [that I play], I’m very excited. Any chance that you get to represent your country is a huge honour, and I will be itching to get out there and enjoy it all.”

Cherry-Evans hasn’t played Test football since his one-off appearance against Wales in 2011 after his debut season in the NRL, hich included a premiership win.

He spent 80 minutes on the bench in a Test the next year, before making his Origin debut for Queensland this year.

Australian coach Tim Sheens is yet to settle on his line-up to face the Fijians with Cherry-Evans, Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston all chances to play.

“It was tough,” Cherry-Evans said of watching Australia’s 28-20 win against England. “It’s a difficult position to be in, not playing.

“Everyone, whether it’s the first or last week, wants to be in the 17.

“I wanted to be involved. Obviously Tim’s picked a winning side so I have to take the opportunity when I get the chance.”

Cherry-Evans knows a good performance could catapult him into a Test regular. While he is unlikely to usurp Queensland teammates Cronk and Thurston, a strong showing could allow him to reprise the utility role he played in two Origins this year.

“I see this as a selection trial,” Cherry-Evans said. “I’m excited at the fact of playing for my country and also in the back of my mind is my performance will be judged and hopefully my best foot will be put forward so I will be at the forefront of Tim’s mind when he is picking the sides through the finals.

“I know that for me to play my best football I need to play my role the best in the team environment. If I go out and try and be selfish that would be very uncharacteristic of me and would lead to me playing bad football.”

While he might be dwarfed by some of his teammates, Cherry-Evans, at just 84 kilograms, spent some time in the back-row in the Origin series.

“In Origin I was put in the back-row,” Cherry-Evans said. “Tim understands I’ve been in that position before.

“I’ve never started a game with Cooper or Johnathan – I’ve always come off the bench. If I do get named in the six or seven [positions], I’m definitely excited to play next to any one of those guys.

“It’s hard not to enjoy being around such high-quality players. As always when I come into these camps I try to pick their brains and watch closely and get as much information as I can to improve my game.”

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On course for hazards at Louth Bay

IMPALED: Mike Cabot with the golf ball he hit that became impaled on a sign at Louth Bay. Photograph: Ron Campbell.Louth Bay golf
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MIKE Cabot managed to impale his golf ball neatly on a sign at Louth Bay golf on Sunday.

His tee shot on number five hit perfectly on the end of a course sign adjacent to the women’s tee, 50 metres in front of the men’s tee with the ball almost cut in half.

He said that after playing on the Louth Bay course for 26 years, this shot will be listed in his golf achievements.

Jack Bellamy, Bob Prout and Joylene Baines won the ambrose with 13/63 from runners-up John Phillips and Peter Bald, 14/64, Bill LeBrun and Greg Herreen, 12/65, and Ron Campbell and Mike Cabot 14/67.

Nearest the pins: 2/11: Greg Herreen and Joylene Baines; 8/17: Greg Herreen; long fairway drive 9/18: Bob Prout; longest putt 8/17: Mike Cabot 6-metre putt with his last shot of the day.

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Germaine Greer sells archive to Melbourne University

Downsizing: Germaine Greer at Melbourne University. Photo: Angela Wylie Downsizing: Germaine Greer at Melbourne University. Photo: Angela Wylie
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Germaine Greer in 1972, with Margaret Whitlam at the Lodge in Canberra. Photo: Greg Lee

Larger-than-life feminist Germaine Greer is downsizing, and the “nutters’ drawer” from her archive is part of a treasure trove that will come to Melbourne University next year.

Professor Greer was at the university’s Baillieu Library on Monday to announce she would hand over her entire archive, including more than 150 filing cabinets of letters, video, audio and papers to the university’s archives.

She said she mostly responded to letter writers, but occasionally they were filed without action.

“Sometimes I say ‘no action’ or ‘see nutters’ drawer’ [on the letters],” Professor Greer said. “It’s a pretty big drawer.”

The archives would include her “nutters’ drawer” and others would reach the same conclusion on where they should be filed, she said.

Professor Greer said the university snapped up the archive after years of negotiations with another institution had failed. Melbourne University was where she started her academic career and was a natural home for her archive, she said.

“For the archive to come to Melbourne was obvious, but I don’t always notice the obvious. Like most academics, I tend to trip over it before I know it is there,” she said.

University librarian Philip Kent said the archive contained letters from family, friends, writers, artists, academics, broadcasters, editors, scholars, critics, politicians, neighbours and many others.

“In addition, a large number of unsolicited letters from the public provide a rich vein of social history documenting sexual, social and intellectual challenges and change, many of them personal accounts of how exposure to her ideas had changed their lives,” Mr Kent said.

Melbourne University Chancellor Elizabeth Alexander said the collection would draw academics and students to the university to study the files.

“It is a great new collection from one of the university’s most illustrious alumni,” Ms Alexander said.

The university has sought $3 million to cover the purchase, transport, cataloguing, housing and selective digitising of the archive.

Professor Greer intends for the proceeds to go to her charity, the Friends of Gondwana Rainforest. She set up the charity to highlight the remnant rainforests of the ancient continent of Gondwana.

Professor Greer lives for three months of the year at the Cave Creek Rainforest Rehabilitation Scheme in Queensland and the rest of the time in Britain. The charity is her sole legatee, she said.

Like many aged in their 70s, she is downsizing.

“I need to downsize. I have high expenses, a very large house, no medical insurance. I take no holidays and I have to be more sensible.”

She said the archive funds would give the charity some financial independence. She mentioned taxes and the high cost of housing the archives several times in speeches and while being photographed at the Baillieu Library on Monday.

Public company director and Melbourne MBA graduate Margaret Jackson said $900,000 had been raised through contributions mostly from prominent Melbourne women, including Trawalla Foundation chairwoman Carol Schwartz, Penny Maclagen and Dr Chris Scown, Sue Morphet, and Pauline Gandel.

“They, and others, have made a commitment because they get it and they can see the value of the collection,” Ms Jackson said. “They can see it’s essential that it comes to Melbourne University.”

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Drones are a danger in firefighting situations

PEOPLE operating unapproved ‘drones’ on bush fire grounds have been warned they are putting fire fighting responses at risk.
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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has seen video footage of a remotely piloted aircraft being operated on the Lithgow fireground last week.

A spokesman said this operation was not approved and appears to be in breach of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.

“Flying a remotely piloted aircraft in the same airspace as fire fighting helicopters and aeroplanes creates a real risk of a mid-air collision,” he said.

“If a remotely piloted aircraft hits a fire fighting helicopter tail rotor the helicopter could be badly damaged, with possible loss of control by the pilot.

“The collision risk means if unapproved remotely piloted aircraft operate on a fire ground fire fighting authorities may be forced to ground their aircraft, putting lives and property at risk”.

CASA’s Director of Aviation Safety, John McCormick, says the unapproved use of remotely piloted aircraft during a bushfire was irresponsible.

“People who have a ‘drone’ must fly according to the Civil Aviation Regulations and they must use their common sense,” Mr McCormick said.

“Flying an unapproved remotely piloted aircraft near fire fighting aircraft, fire fighters and fire fighting vehicles is dangerous.”

Operators of both commercial and recreational remotely piloted aircraft are required to comply with Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.

“The regulations include provisions requiring remotely piloted aircraft not to operate closer than 30 metres to people unless otherwise approved.

“It is also an offence to operate a remotely piloted aircraft in controlled or restricted airspace without approval or to operate in a way that creates a hazard to another aircraft, person or property.

Media are being asked not to use vision or photographs taken from unapproved remotely piloted aircraft operations as this can promote dangerous activities.

The rules for use of remotely piloted aircraft are at www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_91039

Drones are illegal

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Champions of Wellington’s gardens

The winners of the Wellington Times Rotary Garden competition were revealed at Marantha House yesterday.
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Grand Champion , Bev Hutchinson

Champion Home Garden within town boundaries Vance and Jan Montgomery

Champion Country garden Jenny and Greg Wykes

Best Rose Garden Bev Hutchinson

Best water wise garden Helen and Micael O’Brien

Best country or town garden established Noel and Helen Grimes

Best herb and or vegetable garden Nyasa Holmes

Best garden as you like it Jennifer and Greg Wykes

0713 Vance and Jan Montogomery

0723 Rick and Jenny Bremner among Bev Hutchinson’s award winning rose

0725 Jenny and Greg Wykes

0706 Noel Grimes hard at work

People choice winners Noel,Helen Grimes with Grant Masters (left) and Greg Wykes

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Melbourne Cup hopefuls reduced to 47

The Melbourne Cup dream is still alive for the connections of 47 horses that were paid up at the third stage of declarations, with Saturday’s Derby Day meeting at Flemington to play a significant hand in shaping the final field.
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Key absentees from the list of nominations were the Gai Waterhouse-trained Glencadam Gold, Peter Moody’s Manighar, It’s A Dundeel, Royal Descent, and early Cup favourite Puissance De Lune, who may not race again after being injured in the Cox Plate.

For those runners caught on the wrong side of the final field of 24, Saturday’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes and Group 3 Lexus Stakes provide the winner with ballot exempt passage into the field, which in turn means that horses on the borderline of a cups start could be forced out.

The surprise packets left in the race were Chris Waller’s Cox Plate fourth Foreteller and West Australian Mr Moet, who was sixth in the Caulfield Cup. Waller and Adam Durrant, who trains Mr Moet, had been expected to bypass the race with the pair, but both horses seem set to take their chances.

Key Cups hopefuls that face a must-win scenario this Saturday include Caulfield Cup fourth Jet Away, English raider Forgotten Voice, and Moonee Valley Cup winner Precedence.

Bart Cummings’ Precedence was handed a 1kg penalty by Racing Victoria Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter following its win on Saturday, but looks likely to need to win on Saturday to make the final field.

MELBOURNE CUP ORDER OF ENTRY

1 FAWKNER (Robert Hickmott) 6 g 54.5

2 DUNADEN (Mikel Delzangles) 8 h 58.5

3 GREEN MOON (Robert Hickmott) 7 h 57.5

4 RED CADEAUX (Ed Dunlop) 8 g 56.5

5 SEA MOON (Robert Hickmott) 6 h 56.5

6 SUPER COOL (Mark Kavanagh) 4 g 54.5

7 VOLEUSE DE COEURS (Michael Moroney) 5 m 54.0

8 FIORENTE (Gai Waterhouse) 6 h 55.0

9 HAWKSPUR (Chris Waller) 4 h 53.5

10 TRES BLUE (Gai Waterhouse) 4 h 51.0

11 BROWN PANTHER (Tom Dascombe) 6 h 55.0

12 FORETELLER (Chris Waller) 7 g 55.0

13 ETHIOPIA (Pat Carey) 5 g 54.5

14 DANDINO (Marco Botti) 7 h 54.5

15 VEREMA (Alain de Royer Dupre) 5 m 53.0

16 MOURAYAN  (Robert Hickmott) 8 h 54.5

17 SEVILLE (Robert Hickmott) 6 h 54.5

18 DEAR DEMI (Clarrie Conners) 4 m 51.0

19 SILENT ACHIEVER (Roger James) 5 m 52.5

20 MOUNT ATHOS (Luca Cumani) 7 g 54.0

21 ROYAL EMPIRE (Saeed bin Suroor) 5 h 54.0

22 MASKED MARVEL (Robert Hickmott) 6 h 54.0

23 SIMENON (Willie Mullins) 7 g 53.5

24 MR MOET (Adam Durrant) 6 g 53.5

25 KELINNI (IRE) (Chris Waller) 6 g 53.0

26 IBICENCO (Peter Moody) 6 h 53.0

27 MY QUEST FOR PEACE (Peter Moody) 6 h 53.0

28 MORIARTY (Chris Waller) 6 g 53.0

29 PRECEDENCE (Bart and James Cummings) 8 g 53.0

30 JET AWAY (David Hayes) 7 h 53.0

31 MR O’CEIRIN (Ciaron Maher) 6 g 52.5

32 FORGOTTEN VOICE (Nicky Henderson) 9 g 52.5

33 MOUDRE (Ciaron Maher) 8 g 52.5

34 JULIENAS (Gai Waterhouse) 7 g 52.0

35 KINGDOMS (John O’Shea) 4 g 50.0

36 SHOREHAM (Saab Hasan) 4 g 50.0

37 ARALDO (Michael Moroney) 6 h 50.5

38 IRONSTEIN (Gerald Ryan) 8 g 50.5

39 MOTIVADO (David Hayes) 6 g 50.5

40 LET’S MAKE ADEAL (Nigel Blackiston) 4 m 50.0

41 VAQUERA (Gai Waterhouse) 4 m 50.0

SIX NOT YET QUALIFIED:

Gris Caro, Bass Straight, Caravan Rolls On, Garus, Opinion, Ruscello

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New CD from Goomalling musician

New age musician: Adam B Harris has released his fifth CD, Rainforest.RAINFOREST is the fifth CD from Goomalling new age musician Adam B Harris in past four years.
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It is also the 14th CD release recorded in Goomalling Bakery Recording Studio since it opened for business in 2008.

The CD features Celtic harp from multi-instrumentalist Harris and rainforest sounds from the Waitomo Walkway in New Zealand.

All pieces are written by Turlough O’Carolan, a blind Irish harpist from the 17th Century.

“I got the idea after a local concert from speaking to Fred who runs the caravan park here in Goomalling,” Harris said.

“I’m always looking for ways to make my CDs sound different from each other and he suggested that I try and incorporate some nature sounds into the recordings.”

Harris started by recording local nature sounds but in the end he decided crows, galahs, dogs barking and farmers cutting hay may not be everybody’s idea of what they want to hear on a relaxation CD project.

“I chose to use the music of Turlough O’Carolan because they were tunes I had been incorporating in my show over the last couple of years, but had not yet recorded,” Harris said.

“People can listen on one of two levels, as an occasional listener that wants to listen to a nice harp CD for relaxation purposes or as somebody that is a Turlough O’Carolan officiando and wants to hear how I interpret those classic tunes.”

Rainforest is available from Cafe Yasou in Northam for a limited time, Uniquely Toodyay and Settlers Gift Shop in York.

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Insurance firm among top in nation

Ranked one of the best: The team at IC Frith & Associates in Merredin, branch manager Jen Fulker with Ian Waters.IC FRITH & Associates has placed fifth on Australia’s top 10 insurance brokerage firms list for 2013.
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Last year, insurance industry publication Insurance Business began evaluating the country’s leading insurance brokerages to compile a list of the top 10 firms.

The goal is to provide an independent ranking of the brokerages working across Australia, and to recognise them for their hard work and effort.

Nearly 150 firms were evaluated and ranked, with the top 10 being selected for the year.

For 2013, local WA broker IC Frith WA was awarded number five, a significant honour in the insurance broking industry.

IC Frith WA director Rick Purslowe said he is humbled by this honour.

“The competition was fierce; however this award is really a credit to the hard work and dedication by my team that works tirelessly for our clients,” he said.

“For us, it’s all about the client, always has been.”

IC Frith WA has offices throughout WA and is affiliated with IC Frith national and international. They provide a wide variety of insurance covers, from business insurance, crop and farm cover to workers compensation.

The WA offices of IC Frith & Associates was initially founded by a partnership of three brokers in 1983.

Their professionalism and strong client focus resulted in rapid expansion and in 1988 they partnered with IC Frith, making them one of the top ten insurance brokerages in Australia.

With three local offices in Midland, Northam and Merredin, and 30 team members committed to its clients, IC Frith & Associates provides a broad range of insurance services to support their corporate and commercial clients.

Their attention to detail and commitment to tailoring policies to business needs is what places IC Frith & Associates apart.

IC Frith & Associates has effective long term relationships with insurers and knowledge of their policies and areas of specialisation.

Brokers work collaboratively with their clients to evaluate their businesses, identify options and provide advice on suitable coverage before negotiating policies that are tailored to their needs.

This process provides clients with the opportunity to make informed decisions to reduce the risk to their business.

IC Frith & Associates offers:

Customised policies where possible;

The expert advice of experienced brokers who understand business as well as insurance;

An explanation of the fine print, so clients are advised about what is covered and what isn’t covered;

Personalised service; and

The security of dealing with a West Australian owned and operated company, with almost 30 years of success.

For more information, visit their website at icfrithwa南京夜网.au, or contact Ross Purslowe at [email protected]南京夜网.au or 08 9274 0534.

Diabetes education for Wheatbelt

SILVER Chain and the Western Australian Country Health Service (WACHS) are bringing diabetes education to the Wheatbelt thanks to the Diabetes Education and Health Navigator project funded through the Southern Inland Health Initiative, as part of the government’s Royalties for Regions program.
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Silver Chain’s general manager of country services Carole Bain said the project was helping to increase the availability of diabetes education to people who live from Jurien Bay to Merredin to Narrogin to Lake Grace and the many towns in between.

“The communities of the Wheatbelt had demonstrated a greater need for access to diabetes education,” Ms Bain said.

“So far, we have conducted two group training days using a course called Desmond training which helps people learn more about self-managing their condition, including healthy food choices and exercise programs and we are planning on holding more of these in other towns.

“None of this could be possible without the support of WACHS, which has worked in partnership with us.”

Anyone who has a diagnosis of diabetes can access the service free of charge.

Education may take place in a clinic or for those people who live further afield, education is also offered remotely using telehealth or video conferencing technology.

Currently, Silver Chain has two educators who are providing this service as part of the Health Navigator Program.

To find out more about diabetes education or to receive help with your diabetes care, ask your GP to refer you to the Health Navigator Program or you can refer yourself by calling Silver Chain on 1300 650 803.

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Australia Day plans in hand

COUNCIL NOTES
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AUSTRALIA DAY

NOMINATIONS

Council is once again calling for nominations from residents, for the Australia Day Awards of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior and Junior Sportsperson of the Year, Children’s Champion Award, and Community Event of the Year for Narromine, Trangie and Tomingley. Nomination forms may be downloaded from council’s website: www.narromine.nsw.gov.au or can be obtained from council’s administration office or the Customer Service and Payments Centre in Dandaloo Street, Narromine, the Narromine and Trangie Libraries and the BP Service Station at Tomingley. Closing date for nominations is Friday December 13 2013. Please contact Suzanne Tink at council on 6889 9999 for any further information.

AUSTRALIA DAY 2014

STALLS

Expressions of interest are being sought by interested persons or organisations who would like to participate in the Australia Day celebrations at Dundas Park, Narromine on Australia Day 2014, by holding a market stall at the event. There will be no charge to hold the stall, however a small donation to the charity of the day, would be appropriate. For further information, and to make a booking, please contact Suzanne at council on 6889 9932, by January 10 2014.

RECENT CRIME EVENTS

Following the recent bin lighting episodes, council held talks with police in the Orana region regarding this matter. Members of the community are urged to report any suspicious behaviour or wrongdoing by phoning the Narromine Police on 6889 1444, which will be transferred to Dubbo Police if unmanned at the time, and/or 000.

PINK PIGEON RACE

The unique Pink Pigeon Race will once again be held in Narromine to coincide with the Third day of the New Year Cricket Test on Sunday January 5 2014. There will be a golf tournament, calcutta, and pink sheep sale leading up to the race day, with proceeds going towards the McGrath Foundation. Also a Pink Bowls Day will be held in Trangie.

Further details will be announced closer to the date, and can be obtained from Suzanne at council on 6889 9932, or Shane Dolton of Trangie on 68887554.

AMENDMENTS TO

COUNCIL’S REVENUE

POLICY

Council has made the following minor amendments to it’s Revenue Policy:

Domestic waste management has been amended to include the village of Tomingley in the garbage collection service area and removed from the recycling collection service;

Inclusion of Tomingley in the garbage collection service area and removal from the recycling collection service increases Council’s revenue by $3,694 per annum;

Inclusion of Tomingley Village under Unoccupied Waste Service;

Waste Depot Charge – remove reference to Tomingley; and

Inclusion of Tomingley Village under Commercial Waste Management Charges.

Any submissions should be in writing addressed to the General Manager, Narromine Shire Council, PO Box 115, Narromine, NSW 2821 and close Wednesday November 6 2013.

For enquiries please contact council on 6889 9999.

TRANGIE – BURNS OVAL

TOILETS CLOSURE

Council wishes to advise the residents of Trangie, that the Burns Oval Toilet block will be closed, from Wednesday September 25 until the end of November 2013, due to the redevelopment of the toilet block. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Any enquiries can be made to Rex Gower, Manager Sporting Facilities on 6889 9999.

Narromine Shire Council Greg Lamont

General Manager

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