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Court Lists RingwoodMagistrates’ Court Plaintiff / Informant / Applicant vs Defendant / Accused / Respondent. Information Division. Criminal Case Listings Wednesday, July 14 Alexiou, Steven Allan, Jason Allridge, Nathan Apostolopoulos, Lindsay Augerinos, Nicholas Azadzoi, Ahmad Bassaly, Barry Bateman, Nicole Bellino, Sebastian Benetatos, Christopher Bland, Kaden Blewett, Genevieve Blum, Hakon Leonhard Bourne, Todd Brown, Dane Brown, Krystal Bruce-Cox, Jacob Budge, Trent Bugeja, Paul Burgess, Adam Kirkman Cannane, Joshua Carlile, Simon Carroll, Lawrence Roy Cary, Jason Boyd Cater, Hayden Brian Cau, Peng Cung Chorazy, Krystof Christensen, Anthony Connors, Amanda Connors, William Keith Cooper, Will Cullis, Steven Cung Cau, Pend Curyer, Jace Dai, Chengzhi Davies, Andrew Diet, Buomkuoth Dimopoulas, Keisha Dowell, Ben Duckworth, Jessika Duggan, Jaliya Edwards, James Elmahrakawy, Mohamed Abdelmoaty Emery, Leanne Michelle Falco, Robert Ferguson, Chelsea Fitzgerald, Tania Fitzpatrick, Brett Foster, Kane Brannan Franks, Hayden Frost, Nathan Fuller, Ashley Gannoruwa, Inoshka Glumac, Anthony Steven Goodenough, Clive Gould, Andrew Gould, Luke Guise, Mary Hadeler, Jesse Hele, Benjamin Hempenstall, Michelle Hewgill, Jodie Anne Hill, Andrew Hill, Jarrod Holland, Robert Paul Howes, Narell Huang, Zixuan Hutchinson, Monica Therese Janrule Pty Ltd Jansen, Toby Jenkins, Jayden Jiang, Yongi Jolly, Deanne Keeran, Thomas Keogh, Jack Matthew Khouzame, Stephanie Kiptoo, Lynn Kneal, Peter Kotliar, Vivienne
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50 years as a sculptor ■ Boroondara Arts will be celebrating the 50-year career of local Boroondara sculptor Michael Meszaros with a commemorative exhibition at the Town Hall Gallery, from August 3- September 25. Meszaros has produced a number of well-known public works throughout Melbourne, Australia and internationally. Working primarily in bronze, fabricated copper and stainless steel, his work includes relief sculptures, exhibition sculptures, portraits, and his particular speciality, medals. Town Hall Gallery, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
Local Briefs Ready for summer
■ Oakleigh Recreation Centre’s popular outdoor swimming pool is set for a facelift. Monash Council approved the pool refurbishment, which will include replacement of caulking, glue and old and lifting tiles where required, at its June 29 meeting. The pool upgrade follows the $25 million redevelopment of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre, unveiled in January. The redevelopment includes a larger gym, multiple fitness rooms, five new indoor multi-purpose sport courts and a state level gymnastics facility for Waverley Gymnastics Centre. Work on the pool refurbishment started on July 1 and is expected to finish in time for the summer swimming season. On Time Developments Pty Ltd will undertake the $600,000 improvements. The centre’s 50m lap pool, dive pool, multipurpose pool and toddler splash and play areas are open from November until March each year. Monash Mayor Cr Brian Little said the project would ensure Oakleigh’s outdoor pool remained a popular attraction over the summer months. “The pool refurbishment follows the Oakleigh Recreation Centre’s major redevelopment and cements its status as a stateof-the art facility,” Cr Little said. “Its facilities are an asset for the whole community and offer something for everyone. As we emerge from COVID, recreation facilities will play an even more important role in keeping us active.” The works include: ■ a complete evaluation of the pools ■ removal of failed tiling ■ preparation of the walls and floors to accept new tiles ■ new tiling ■ caulking of the expansion joints ■ clean up prior to refilling the pools.
Cat curfew at Knox ■ Knox residents will be required to keep any cats on their premises at all times under a new curfew coming into effect on October 1. Knox City Council Mayor, Cr Lisa Cooper, said the 24-hour cat curfew is designed to protect cats and local wildlife. “Much like the rules for dogs and other pets, cats won’t be allowed to roam freely from their owners’ property. “When allowed to roam cats are at a much higher risk of illness and injury. Keeping cats within their owners’ property also protects wildlife and prevents them causing nuisance for neighbours and their pets,” she said. The cat curfew is an action of the current Domestic Animal Management Plan 20172021, at which time 85 per cent of people surveyed supported a curfew. Last year, Knox trialled a curfew requiring cats to be confined between sunset and sunrise. Throughout the trial, feedback was sought from the community and again more than 86 per cent of respondents supported a curfew, with greater preference for a 24-hour curfew over a night-time curfew. Almost half of the more than 720 respondents were cat owners. Cat owners will also be able to provide feedback on guidance Council can offer to support them with this change through consultation for the next Domestic Animal Management Plan. Consultation will commence in July.
Budget at B’dara
■ Boroondara Council will undertake significant major projects in 2021-22 which are to be completed over the next few years. These include: ■ Kew Recreation Centre redevelopment ($68 million over four years, expected to be completed in 2022-23), and ■ Canterbury Community Precinct ($11.3 million, expected to be completed in 202122). Other Council budget commitments include: ■ $400,000, with the possibility of adding an extra $1 million, to finalise and consider a new Climate Action Plan.
Ticks & Crosses
Recipients of Maroondah City Council's Arts and Cultural Grants Program include: ■ Fresh Theatre for Social Change – ‘The Unsaid’ ($5000) ■ Maroondah Singers – Inclusion Program ($2500) ■ Ringwood and District Historical Society (Heathmont History Group) – Orchard tribute bollards ($3000) ■ Ringwood East Traders Association Inc. – Ringwood East Art Installation ($5380) ■ Yarrunga Community Centre – ISO Art ($3000) ■ Zomi Association Australia Inc. – Zomi Traditional Music ($3500) Thanks to the ‘Hungry 4 Success’ training offered at Glen Park Community Centre, the recent graduates are now highly attractive candidates for employers and better prepared to enter the workforce. The program, hosted by Glen Park Community Centre and held in partnership with the Eastland Shopping Centre and property services organisation Glad Group, culminates in a mentorship session where students learn from experienced workers. The 10-week course teaches jobreadiness skills such as how to write a resume, the importance of punctuality and building confidence in the workplace. The program is targeted towards those aged 16 to 25, who are out of school or early school leavers, and who are unemployed or underemployed. Participants gain experience in careers including hospitality, security, concierge services, cleaning and hospitality. They also learn essential work skills, such as communications and how to work in a team.
● Harriet Shing MLC The State Government has an nounced more support for environmental volunteering and local communities by providing funding for vital Landcare jobs in Eastern Victoria. The funding will deliver 80 Landcare facilitator jobs across the state for the next three years and Eastern Victoria MLC Harriet Shing said this includes a facilitator for the following organisations: ■ Cardinia Environment Coalition Inc. ■ West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority ■ Western Port Catchment Landcare Network ■ Yarra Ranges Landcare Network environment.vic.gov.au
A Malvern East woman is trying to decide whether she should go back to work after discovering she won a $756,000 Tattslotto prize while on her lunch break. She held one of the eight Division One winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 4171 on Saturday (July 10). The elated winner planned to break the news of her win to her family, with a bottle of champagne ready to celebrate. Her 30-game QuickPick entry was purchased online.
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Vale Doreen Stoves ■ The passing of former Doncare CEO Doreen Stoves on Monday last week (July 5) has been followed by a tribute by Manningham Council Mayor CrAndrew Conlon. Cr Conlon expressed his sadness and extended his sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues. “Doreen will be remembered for her role as a passionate and committed CEO of Doncare for 19 years leading up to her retirement in April 2020,” he said. “Through this role, Doreen led the establishment of strategic partnerships with government and community agencies in our community. “She has also been a leader and primary advocate in the areas of family, children and social support services in Manningham.” Amongst her many other community commitments Doreen was also the Board Chair at Safe Futures Foundation, a family violence service, where she continued to advocate for a safe future where people are free from family violence. Cr Conlon said she would be remembered for her formidable leadership in strengthening our service systems and her important contribution to the Manningham community.
■ Homicide Squad detectives have charged a 49-year-old Blackburn man with murder following the discovery of a deceased woman in Blackburn on Monday night last week (July 5). Police attended a property on Whitehorse Rd just after 7pm for a welfare check on a female occupant. A 77-year-old woman was located deceased inside the home. The 49-year-old was expected to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. ● Doreen Stoves
● Cr Kylie Spears, Maroondah Mayor and programs that support children, youth, seniors and disability groups,” Cr Spears said. The Dining Room Mission in Croydon, which has been operating since 2005, is one of this year’s beneficiaries, re-
ceiving a $3400 grant to help with the purchase of food for its weekly meal service. Since COVID-19, TDR Mission has had to adapt its service from its usual twocourse sit-down meal offered to guests in the hall behind St John the Divine Anglican Church to providing takeaway meals out of ADRA Vive Café. FareShare kitchen volunteer Jack Merx helps to run TDR Mission’s weekly meal service, which feeds between 60 and 75 people. Jack says TDR Mission lost three months’ worth of food when power was cut off for several days during last month’s devastating storms. “We were without power for three or four days,” he said. “All our food went off. We have three freezers at the local school and we had to throw everything out before the long weekend.”
$2.3 mil. for Kew playground ■ Boroondara Council will spend $2.3 million on a regional playground at Kew. Mayor Cr Garry Thompson said: “I am confident the 2021-22 Budget will deliver the support, investment and infrastructure our community needs to thrive despite the many challenges we all faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Major projects include: ■ Upgrading sporting pavilions in line with our Diversity, Inclusion and Participation Program to ensure facilities are accessible for people with differing needs in our community; including Canterbury Sportsground Pavilion ($2 million) and Rathmines Reserve Pavilion ($1.5 million) upgrades. ■ $2.3 million for a regional playground at Victoria Park, Kew. ■ $3.61 million for a range of environmental initiatives, including $2.2 million to implement our Sustainable Council Building Policy requirement to deliver a minimum 5 Star Green Star equivalent standard for all new buildings and applicable retrofits. ■ $400,000 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions including LED lighting, plus heating and cooling upgrades.
■ A constable from the eastern region has been charged following an internal investigation. The 37-year-old male officer was charged with two counts of drive at a speed dangerous, two counts of drive in a manner dangerous and five counts of exceed speed limit by less than 35kmh. The charges relate to an alleged incident on June 18, 2020 in the eastern region while the officer was on duty. He will be summonsed to appear at a magistrates’ court at a later date.
Maroondah provides grants ■ A community meal service providing food relief to families in need and people experiencing homelessness is among 60 Maroondah initiatives to benefit from more than $167,400 thanks to Council’s Community Grants Funding Program for 2021-22. Each year, Council offers eligible community organisations the opportunity to share in funding made available through its Community Grants Funding Program. Maroondah Mayor, Cr Kylie Spears, said the funding would support some wonderful community projects and initiatives, as well as helping to improve facilities and services across the city. “This year’s recipients come from a broad range of community groups, with a significant amount of funding being allocated to emergency relief, mental health programs,
Local Briefs Const. charged
■ Maroondah Council has introduced extended lighting at many popular walking locations until Thursday, September 30. This means people have more time to walk after work without worrying about the dark. The Council is promoting the benefits of regular exercise through our Get Active Maroondah campaign. Walking is one of the most popular forms of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities. The cooler months should be no barrier. Walking for at least 150 minutes a week, or 30 minutes five times a week, can result in significant health benefits. Maroondah Councillor, Tasa Damante, who represents Council on the Maroondah Liveability, Safety and Amenity Committee, encouraged more people to make use of extended lighting. “For many, walking is such a big part of their weekly routine. It’s a simple way to reduce stress and maintain your physical and mental health,” Cr Damante said. Maroondah residents can access extended lighting at the following locations: ■ Monday 7pm to 9pm. Town Park Athletics Track - Croydon ■ Tuesday 7pm to 9pm. Mullum Mullum Reserve - Ringwood ■ Wednesday 7pm to 9pm. Mullum Mullum Reserve - Ringwood ■ Thursday 7pm to 9pm. Town Park Athletics Track - Croydon
New loos in Knox
■ Four new public toilets projects are currently underway in Knox and are expected to be completed by the end of August. The toilets have been carefully positioned to be close to newly built playspaces at each of these reserves. They will feature: ■ Two uni-sex toilets at each site ■ paths to link them to the playgrounds ■ baby change facilities ■ daily cleaning including liquid soap dispenser ■ vandal-resistant stainless steel hand basins and toilets ■ electronic locking system ■ security lighting The new toilets will be open from 6 am to 8 pm daily at: ■ Tormore Reserve, Tormore Road, Boronia ■ Scoresby Recreation Reserve, 4 Gretel Court, Scoresby ■ Talaskia Reserve, 20 Talaskia Road, Upper Ferntree Gully ■ Templeton Reserve, 43-63 Templeton Street, Wantirna
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Your Stars with Kerry Kulkens ARIES: (March 21- April 20) Lucky Colour: Red Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 5,7,8,3 Lotto Numbers: 5,12,32,31,11,10, A good friend could come to your aid in an awkward situation or you would have some fast talking to do to save the day. Finances are about to take a decided turn for the better and a chance encounter could bring out something new in you. TAURUS: (April 21- May 20) Lucky Colour: Cream Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 8,9,3,4, Lotto Numbers: 7,8,23,31,16,22, Its time to put your personal feelings aside about someone and give them a chance to explain nothing is ever as bad as it looks in the beginning your luck is with you and will help you to bring back the sparkle in your eye again. GEMINI: (May 21- June 21) Lucky Colour: Violet Lucky Day: Sunday Racing Numbers: 8,8,3,5, Lotto Numbers: 3,13,25,27,34,41, Not a good time to get mixed up with people from your work it would be much better to keep these two work and domestic arrangements separate travel plans for future long distance travel should now be in the pipeline. CANCER: (June 22- July 22) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 8,9,3,4, Lotto Numbers: 6,7,4,14,31,22, Try to keep your emotions in check and not get too excited about other people's opinions even they do not agree with you. Trust your gut feeling and do your own thing there will always be someone who will not support you. LEO: (July 23- August 22) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 7,8,3,2, Lotto Numbers: 1,15,23,34,41,22, During this period so many things should be happening that your schedule is bound to get mixed up. Be flexible and let things go their own speed and you will soon get the hang of things. Someone from far could surprise you. VIRGO: (August 23- September 23) Lucky Colour: Apricot Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 7,8,3,4, Lotto Numbers: 3,5,12,25,34,41, Domestic situation could be the cause for some concern but with your ability to organise things it will soon be back to normal. Pushing your point of view is sometimes less useful than just letting things go and taking the matter up later. LIBRA: (September 24- October 23) Lucky Colour: Silver Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 7,8,2,3, Lotto Numbers: 4,6,12,24,45,21 Your creditability could be at stake so avoid promising anything that you might not be able to do in the near future. Financial matters are improving slowly and your own role in getting things organised is very important. SCORPIO: (October 24- November 22) Lucky Colour: Orange Lucky Day: Sunday Racing Numbers: 7,2,4,3, Lotto Numbers: 1,14,23,35,5,22, Health matters could be very much in the fore front during this period if not you personally then someone close. Cool logic is sometimes better than sentimental sympathy. SAGITTARIUS: (November 23- December 20) Lucky Colour: Violet Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 6,4,2,3, Lotto Numbers: 5,7,12,23,34,45, You could be over doing the good life and this could lead to all sorts of trouble including an expanded waste line. Travel plans could be needing revising or might have to be deferred. Errors of judgement are possible so check everything twice. CAPRICORN: (December 21- January 19) Lucky Colour: Dark green Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 8,9,4,5, Lotto Numbers: 4,12,23,31,11,18 Lots of happy moments with loved ones and your very fondest wish could have a chance to come true. Re newel of old ties or re unions with old friends could turn out to be surprising and could change your plans for the future some what. AQUARIUS: (January 20- February 19) Lucky Colour: Pink Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 6,7,3,4, Lotto Numbers: 1,14,23,34,45,9, You could be learning a lot from someone you did not appreciate before, time to let old ideas go and take up some new and more up to date information in your working environment. Going back to school could be in the minds of some. PISCES: (February 20- March 20) Lucky Colour: Red Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 7,2,3,4, Lotto Numbers: 7,3,12,23,31,11, Tact and diplomacy ids the key word for this period., someone could be too easily hurt and misunderstandings could occur. Improvements in your financial status could help the present situation and bring back some of that confidence you feel is missing.
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Early Christmas at Pinewood ■ Christmas will come a little earlier this year with a festival of winter fun at the Pinewood Shopping Centre this month. Monash Council is announcing the Pinewood Winter Festival – Christmas Eve in July, set for Saturday, July 24 July at the Pinewood Shopping Centre in Mount Waverley. Monash Mayor Cr Brian Little said the event would bring the community to the Pinewood Shopping Centre, providing an opportunity for community connection and fun. “This is a great opportunity for our community to enjoy a range of free activities with their families and friends. “And by having a bit of winter fun and an early Christmas Eve celebration we can support local hospitality businesses after what has been a challenging year,” Cr Little said. Activities will include live music; yoga sessions for kids with Sprouts Yoga; colouring-in workshops with Kitiya Palaskas; a disco area providing DJ lessons for kids; opportunity to decorate gingerbread Christmas trees; Bangin Hangins installation of colourful streamers by artist Sarah Borg; Insta Wham photo wall and a visit from Santa, all delivered through Wham Bam. The free community activation program is aimed at Monash familie.
● Cr Brian Little, Monash Mayor
Zero interest on rates ■ Monash Council will spend $61.9 million in its 2021-22 budget on significant upgrades to community facilities and core services to improve local areas. The Council will also extend, for a second year (unti June 30, 2022), the option for businesses and homeowners to defer their rate payment with zero interest applied as a way of supporting the Monash community from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council will also waive the annual permit fees for footpath dining areas until June 30, 2022, to assist traders who have been severely impacted by COVID lockdowns and closures. Monash Mayor Cr Brian Little said the budget reflected community feedback on priorities for the year ahead and endorsed Council’s focus on infrastructure improvements to
boost community amenity, local neighbourhoods and activity centres. Highlights of the overall Capital Works program in 2021-22: ■ $16.4M for building works ■ $11.8M for plant and equipment, including $5.9M for computers and telecommunications ■ $3.3M for plant and fleet renewal ■ $9.3M for recreational, leisure and community facilities ■ $9.9M for road works ■ $6.2M for footpath and cycleways renewal
■ $4.2M for parks, open spaces and streetscapes and ■ $2.7M for drainage. A highlight of the 2021/22 budget is a new $26.7M 18court public tennis centre to be constructed in Glen Waverley on land adjacent to the Glen Waverley Golf Course. The Glen Waverley Sports Hub is being developed with $21M in funding from the State Government, and $5.7M from Council. The Council says it will undertake concept and schematic design of the Glen Waverley Civic Precinct Project, incorporating an expanded library, civic hall, work space and improved public plaza on the site of the current Glen Waverley library. The Council has also allocated funding towards the Carbon Zero project which will see the implementation of the actions endorsed under the Zero Net Carbon Action Plan.
Manningham delivers budget ■ Manningham Mayor Cr Andrew Conlan says the Council’s 2021-22 budget focuses on “ensuring we deliver essential services whilst being aspirational and investing in things that matter to our community along with being financially sustainable over the long term”. There is an operating budget of $133 million to deliver more than 100 services for the community. A $59 million Capital Works Program twill maintain and enhance Council’s $2 billion of community assets, a 17.5 per cent increase from the previous year. Works include: ■ A $250,000 allocation for additional traffic safety measures and related programs in Council owned activity centres and recreation reserves in light of recent accidents and budget submissions. ■ Install six bike repair stations. ■ $12.52 million for roads (new and renewals) and road safety. ■ $4.31 million for drainage (new and renewals) – additional $350,000 compared to previous year. ■ $3.54 million for footpaths and shared paths ■ $10.79 million for building improvements.
● Cr Andrew Conlon, Mayor
Local Sport AFL Outer East PREMIER DIVISION ■ Seniors. Beaconsfield 11.14 (80) d Cranbourne 7.5 (47). Narre Warren 17.22 (124) d Doveton 7.6 (48). Pakenham 20.17 (137) d Upwey-Tecoma 10.9 (69) Woori Yallock 21.15 (141) d Wandin 3.10 (28). ■ Reserves. Beaconsfield v Cranbounre. Narre Warren 23.11 (149) d Doveton 3.3 (21). Pakenham 7.7 (49) d Upwey-Tecoma 5.7 (37).Wandin 9.12 (66) d Woori Yallock 4.3 (27). ■ Under 19. Beaconsfield 17.18 (120) d Berwick Springs 1.2 (8). Woori Yallock v Narre Warren Black. Upwey-Tecoma 12.19 (91) d Cranbourne 1.5 (11). ■ Under 17 Boys. Alexandra 9.7 (61) d Seville 5.6 (36). Kinglake 17.11 (113) d Broadford 4.6 (30). DIVISION 1 ■ Seniors. Seville 24.29 (173) d Belgrave 2.1 (13). Monbulk 21.16 (142) d Healesville 4.7 (31). Mt Evelyn 9.8 (62) d Officer 6.16 (52). Gembrook-Cockatoo 15.16 (106) d Berwick Springs 10.10 (70). ■ Reserves. Seville 9.13 (67) d Belgrave 7.6 (48). Monbulk 18.9 (117) d Healesviller 1.2 (8). Mt Evelyn 10.14 (74) d Officer 8.8 (50). Gembrook Cockatoo 12.4 (76) d Berwick Springs 4.9 (33). ■ Under 19. Healevsille 22.17 (149) d Monbulk 1.5 (11). Officer 12.14 (86) d Mt Evelyn 6.2 (38). Olinbda-Ferny Creek 8.9 (57) d Gembrook-Cockatoo 5.6 (36). Emerald 18.19 (127) d Wandin 0.2 (2). DIVISION 2 ■ Seniors. Kinglake 21.19 (145) d Warburton-Millgrove 4.3 (27). Powelltown 17.22 (124) d Yarra Junction 8.13 (61). Yarra Glen 32.22 (214) d Broadford 1.3 (9). Alexandra 8.11 (59) drew with Yea 8.11 (59). ■ Reserves. Alexandra 14.10 (94) d Yea 0.3 (3). Warburton-Millgrove 16.5 (101) d Kinglake 10.7 (67). Powelltown 8.9 (57) d Yarra Junction 6.7 (43). Yarra Glern 27.19 (181) d Broadford 1.4 (10). WOMEN ■ Division 1. Beaconsfield 6.9 (45) d Healesville 7.2 (44). Upwey-Tecoma 7.10 (52) d Monbulk 1.1 (7). Pakenham v Mt Evelyn. ■ Division 2. Yarra Junction 9.6 (60) d Officer 3.2 (20). Olinda-Ferny Creek 4.3 (27) d Thornton-Eildon 0.1 (1).
AFL Outer East Netball PREMIER DIVISION ■ A-Grade. Woori Yallock 46 d Wandin 42. Olinda-Ferny Creek 48 d Berwick 35. Narre Warren 71 d Doveton 44. Beaconsfield 43 d Cranbourne 42. Pakenham 46 d UpweyTecoma 40. ■ B-Grade. Wandin 33 d Woori Yallock 32. Olinda-Ferny Creek 47 d Berwick 44. Narre Warren 65 d Doveton 42. Beaconsfield 49 d Cranbourne 40. Pakenham 56 d UpweyTecoma 38. ■ C-Grade. Woori Yallock 35 d Woori Yallock 22. Olinda Ferny Creek 28 d Berwick 25. Narre Warren 63 d Doveton 25. Beaconsfield 35 d Cranbourne 31.Pakjenham 33 d Upwey-Tecoma 19. ■ D-Grade. Wandin 32 d Woori Yallock 11. Narre Warren 55 d Doveton 15. Cranbourne 31 d Beaconsfield 19. Upwey-Tecoma 22 d Pakenham 12. Olinda-Ferny Creek 29 d Berwick 25. DIVISION 1 ■ A-Grade. Seville 90 d Belgrave 25. ROC 69 d Mount Evelyn 26. Monbulk Hawks 61 d Healesville 27. Gembrook Cockatoo 50 d Berwick Springs 44. Emerald: Bye. ■ B-Grade. Seville 66 d Belgrave 28. ROC 51 d Mount Evleyn 37. Monbulk Hawks 55 d Healesville 19. Gembrook-Cockatoo 43 d Berwick Springs 36. Emerald: Bye. ■ C-Grade. Seville 50 d Belgrave 23. ROPC 46 d Mount Evelyn 25. Mount Evelyn: Bye. Gembrook-Cockatoo 35 d Berwick Springs 31. Emerald: Bye. ■ D-Grade. Seville 23 d Belgrave 11. ROC 37 d Mount Evelyn 19. Gembrook-Cockatoo 22 d Berwick Springs 16. Emerald: Bye. Monbulk Hawks 22 drew with Heaolesville 22. DIVISION 2 ■ A-Grade. Powelltown 53 d Yarra Junction 22. Yarra Glen 46 d Broadford 40. Warburton-Millgrove: Bye. Yea 56 d Alexandra 33. ■ B-Grade. Yea 68 d Alexandra 15. Powelltown 53 d Yarra Junction 44. Yarra Glen 62 d Broadford 39. Warburton-Millgrove 37 d Kinglake 34. ■ C-Grade. Alexandra 35 d Yea 25. Powelltown 31 d Yarra Junction 10. Broadford 36 d Yarra Glen 31. Warburton-Millgrove 52 d Kinglake 9. ■ D-Grade. Alexandra 19 d Yea 13. Powelltown 38 d Yarra Junction 13. Broadford 23 d Yarra Glen 20. Warburton-Millgrove 29 d Thornton-Eildon 15.
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● Aaron Walley, Stuart Irwin (Warb.) squeeze in their Lakers opponent.
● Joshua Read (Warb.) involved in a tackle with Andrew Young.
● Dale Morris was prominent for the Burras.
● Joshua Read (Warb.) kicks truly for a goal.
Kinglake v Warburton-Millgrove
● Dale Morris (Warb.) and Jackson Baker (Kinglake)
● Liam Stykes (Kinglake) gains the altitude over Tom Kelly. (Warb.)
● Andrew Young dominated play for the Lakers.
● There were ruck duels galore in the Lakers-Burras Reserves game.
Local Theatre Shows
■ Brighton Theatre Company: The Architect (by Aidan Fennessy) July 23 until August 7 at Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton. Director: Deborah Fabbro. Bookings: 0493 069 479 www.brightontheatre.com.au ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: Three Little Words (by Joanna Murray Smith) July 23 - August 7 at Heidelberg Theatre, 63 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Director: Tim Scott. www.htc.org.au ■ The 1812 Theatre: And Then There Were None (by Agatha Christie) Until July 25 at The 1812 Theatre, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully. Director: John Mills. Bookings: www.1812theatre.com.au ■ Diamond Valley Singers: The Addams Family Until July 17 at Warrandyte High School, Theatre, Alexander Rd., Warrandyte. Bookings: www.dvsingers.org ■ SLAMS: Winter Concert Series Showcases July 16-17 at 8.00pm at Knox Community Arts Centre, Cnr. Mountain Highway and Scoresby Rd., Bayswater. Table seating. BYO refreshments, Drinks available at bar. Full details: www.slams.org.au Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/BSAJQ or 0412 605 182 ■ Encore Theatre: Vigil (by Morris Panych) Until July 24 at the Clayton Theatrette, Cooke St., Clayton. Director: David Collins. Tickets: $25/$23/$21 Group Bookings of 10+. Bookings: 1300 739 099 or www.encoretheatre.com.au ■ Playhouse Players Inc: Around the World in 80 Days (by Jules Verne, adapted for stage by Mark Brown) July 14 - 24 at 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinee on Saturdays at the Rentoul Theatre, 16 Livingstone Close, Burwood. Director: Graeme McCoubrie. Tickets: $25/ $28. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/ BQIMV Fu ■ BATS Theatre Company: The Full Monty (by Simon Beaufoy) July 16 - 25 at Cranbourne Community Theatre, Brunt St., Cranbourne (on grounds of Cranbourne Secondary College). Director: Michelle Zintschenko. Tickets: $25/$20. Bookings: https://batstheatre.org.au/ ■ MLOC Productions: Keeping UpAppearances (by Roy Clarke) July 21 - 25 at Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin. Directors: Jane Court, Dean Mitrousis. Cabaret style. Refreshments available for purchase at venue only. Bookings: www.mloc.org.au ■ Essendon Theatre Company: Death of a Salesman (by Arthur Miller) July 29 - August 7 at the Bradshaw St. Community Theatre, Bradshaw St., (off Buckley St.), West Essendon. Directors: Michele Haywood and Nicola Taylor. Bookings: 0406 448368 or online www.essendontheatrecompany. com.au ■ Frankston Theatre Group: Bloody Murder (by Agatha Christie) July 30 - August 8 at the Mount Eliza Community Hall, 80-100 Canadian Bay Road, Mt Eliza. Director: Neil Barnett. Cabaret seating (BYO refreshments). Bookings: https://www.trybooking. com/events/landing?eid=705248
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■ Red Stitch Actors Theatre presents Prayer Machine an original play by Melbourne playwright Eric Gardiner, from August 4 -29 at Red Stitch's theatre in Chapel St, Prahran. Developed as part of Red Stitch’s INK Writers Program, the play marries hypnotic black comedy with a tender exploration of ageing and missed connection. A pair of high-school lovers reunite in the twilight of middle age. They make dreams, plans, and reenactments. They try to remember, and they try to forget. Who can face a wasted life? No-one looks at strangers. No-one pays attention. ‘Cos attention is a weapon, now. Short and Sharp. People keep it locked up in rifle cases for special occasions. In a place where the twin addictions of nostalgia and technology collide, how can you love somebody who isn’t really there? Prayer Machine is directed by Krystalla Pearce (She is Vigilante) and performed by Joe Petruzzi (American Song, Fury) and Patrick Williams (FiveBedrooms, Rosehaven,The Bodyguard) with set and costume design by Bethany J Fellows, lighting design by Rachel Lee, and sound design and composition by Amy Holley.
● Joe Petruzzi and Patrick Williams in Prayer Machine. Photo: Rob Blackburn Performance Season: August 4 - 29 Venue: Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel St, St Kilda East Tickets: $31-$57. Bookings: redstitch.net - Cheryl Threadgold
Short Film Festival
Media People Wagering Editor
■ Former Editor of the NT News, Matt Williams, has started his new role as News Corp Australia’s National Racing and Sports Wagering Editor. Matt remains based in Darwin for now and will relocate to Melbourne once the COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted. In his new role, Matt manages a team of journalists working on national racing and sports wagering coverage across News Corp Australia’s metro mastheads, as well as websites including Punters.com.au and Racenet.
● Leah Phillips ■ While most singers have been struggling for work in this time of COVID, for young Melbourne soprano Leah Phillips, 2021 has been a year of kicking some major singing goals. Leah won the prestigious Boroondara Eisteddfod Vocal Championship, and earlier in the year she won the OSA Opera Scholar of the Year aria competition, performing an aria from Mozart's opera Idomeneo. She sang the same aria and a lied by Gustav Mahler in the Boroondara final, accompanied by her friend and colleague Christopher Wong at the piano. Leah is also a GJ Studio Young Artist with the Australian Contemporary Opera Company, and she is currently in rehearsals for The Enchanted Pig, which opens at Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre on July 29. Leah is enthusiastic about the importance of eisteddfods for young singers. "Over the years I've grown so much as a singer through competing in eisteddfods. I first performed in the choral section of the Boroondara Eisteddfod when I was in Year 10 with Canterbury Girls' Secondary College Chorale, and I'm pretty sure we won too," Leah laughed. As the Boroondara Vocal Championship adjudicator, Australian expatriate singer Helena Dix was on hand to encourage all the talented young singers in the final, and Leah was glad to soak up Helena's knowledge and advice, while performing in an eisteddfod she has always loved. "I feel quite sentimental about winning the Vocal Championship all these years later, and I'm so grateful to have received such positive and constructive feedback from adjudicator Helena Dix," Leah said. Like many young singers in the early stages of their careers, Leah also has a day job, as Marketing and Communications Officer at the Australian Music Examinations Board. Leah will be performing in a Christmas concert with Julie Houghton and Friends on December 4 in Canterbury, and there is no doubt that you are going to hear a lot more of this talented soprano who is really going places. - Kathy Kohner
Media Flashes Sale of Junkee
■ The 1812 Theatre: The Shoe-Horn Sonata (by John Mistro) August 8 at 7.00pm at The 1812 Theatre, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully. Director: Andrew Ferguson. Enquiries: www.1812theatre.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold
Observations Leah Phillips
● Richa Chadha. ■ The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne an- and the subjects they choose.” nounces acclaimed independent director Onir Onir said: “I believe that the severe exploitaand producer, actor and activist Richa Chadha tion of people comes in many forms. While our as the jury members for the 2021 Short Film Constitution says that every single person has Competition which this year invites filmmak- the right to equality, is that really the case? ers to address the theme of ‘modern slavery and “This year’s theme gives filmmakers a equality’. All submissions should be no more chance to explore those sides of society which than 15 minutes in length. reflect the humanity of these times.” IFFM director Mitu Bhowmick Lange said: Previous winners of the IFFM Short Film “IFFM has been committed to promoting the Competition have gone on to direct feature films principles of equality, freedom, and inclusion in India or are in various stages of developing since its inception. and creating films and include Varun V. Sharma “This year’s theme aims to address the threats (Bunty Aur Babli 2), Manj Makhijaa ( Skater to these principles in the contemporary world. Girl) and others. We are thrilled to have Onir and Richa Chadha Entries close July 20. as the jury for this year’s Short Film CompetiFor guidelines on how to enter, visit tion. They are exactly the kind of judges who iffm.com.au inspire others by both the calibre of their work - Cheryl Threadgold
■ oOh!media has announced plans to sell Junkee Media, which publishes youth titles Junkee, Punkee and AWOL, as part of a shift back to its outdoor advertising business. oOh!media has published Junkee Media for five years and expects to sell the company before the end of the year. Junkee Media announced a partnership with Google News Showcase and the renewal of its Facebook Watch news show, The Junkee Takeaway.
■ Sam Strutt has started as an Assistant News Editor at Guardian Australia, working from its Melbourne newsroom. She has previously worked as a News Editor at the Sunday Mail in Brisbane, and a Political Reporter at AAP, The Australian Financial Review, and News Corp Australia. - Telum Australia
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■ Still examines the aftermath of a tragedy. Morgan, a 41-year-old professor of etymology, has recently given birth to a stillborn son. Morgan was attended by midwife Elena in a home birth when something went drastically wrong. Rushed to hospital for the birth, the hospital has mislaid the baby, adding more trauma to the grieving mother. The baby, Constantinople, although dead, is searching for his mother. In his wandering, Constantinople meets a young dominatrix, Dolores. Dolores helps Constantinople, the dead baby, compose a letter to his mother. Time is ticking. Constantinople only has a short window of time to locate his mother before he decomposes altogether. It is up to Dolores to find Morgan. Midwife Elena, meanwhile, has sought out Dolores for punishment in the form of flagellation to atone for her mistake. This is a decidedly strange play about grief. Bizarre and sometimes inexplicable, director Sarah Vickery’s excellent cast do their best to make sense of it. Joey Lai brings a wide-eyed innocence to Constantinople, the dead baby. Bethany Fellows costume for Constantinople deserves a special mention. Emerging from clear plastic covered in sticky slime gave Lai a luminescence and otherworldly quality that greatly enhanced the believability. Sara Bolch brings a vulnerability to Dolores, a character that could easily descend into cartoon. Joanne Booth brings believability to Morgan, the grieving mother. All she wants is what is unattainable: answers to questions of blame, guilt and culpability. Elisa Armstrong as Elena travels a whacky journey from midwife to dominatrix without really addressing the crux of her situation. Nevertheless, this play is interesting, heartrending and funny in equal parts, even if ultimately, it doesn’t answer any of the questions it raises. - Review by Kathryn Keeble
■ The stillbirth of a baby is formidable territory for any playwright but Jen Silverman’s Still, highlights not only the tragedy of such a loss but the guilt, grief, anxiety and myriad choices women can experience when faced with pregnancy, motherhood and the desire for connection. Her use of theatrical absurdity allows for a darkly comic element balancing the heartache with humour. The mature aged pregnancy of single mother, 41 year old Morgan (Joanne Booth) and the home birth she wanted has not gone according to plan leaving midwife, Elena (Elisa Armstrong) facing sanctions and a loss of licence to practice. Meanwhile, the pregnant teenager Dolores (Sara Bolch) survives by working as a dominatrix. She encounters Constantinople (Joseph Lai), the child Morgan delivered, who, though dead, searches for his mother. Their four lives intersect in strangely revealing and comic ways. Wearing only a nappy, Joseph’s gangly frame embodies the very absurdity Silverman is after. Disproportionate in size, the lost child is given a voice in awe of the world and what it contains. This is juxtaposed against pyjama clad Morgan’s depression and grief. Elena seeks a form of punishment having found Dolores and her service on the internet to expiate her failure. The fact that Dolores is pregnant is, perhaps, reason enough for her ability to communicate with Constantinople and she finds a connection with Morgan even though she is considering an abortion. The simple set and lighting (Bethany Fellows and Gabriel Bethune) with a rectangular tarpaulin setting the boundaries of the performance space means that director, Sarah Vickery, has concentrated the focus on the words and actions of the performers. They provide the intensity. Silverman’s use of the absurd has made it possible to address the incomprehensible. We don’t always find the answers but Heartstring Theatre has effectively allowed for that negotiation between the audience and the subject matter to take place. The topic is raw and the performances provocative and revealing. Still was presented at fortyfivedownstairs. - Review by David McLean
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‘The Thesis’ at the Alex.
● Ciara Thorburn ■ Melbourne-based circus artist Ciara improvisation and my ability to react to what’s Thorburn presents The Thesis, a 50-minute going on with any given audience. My work glimpse into the life of an eccentric polymath doesn’t really fit into any boxes. If I had to label from August 19-27 at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda. it, I’d call it ‘Cult Clown Cinema’.” Driven by silent comedy and theatrical cirMelbourne-based circus artist, Ciara cus, this Australian premiere season is a pecu- Thorburn is a graduate of Australia’s National liar reflection of the creative process as an aca- Institute of Circus Arts. demic navigates writers block, procrastination, She has also trained under theatre master and perfectionism, while writing their hallowed Philippe Gaulier and toured extensively thesis. throughout Australia, Europe, New Zealand and “After the completion of my third degree (a Japan. Bachelor of Circus Arts), I graduated into a panHer various show credits include Shuffle demic,” explains writer/performer Ciara Club Royale, Circus Rio, Wonderland Thorburn. Spiegeltent, Awaji Art Circus in Japan, “So I decided to con my way into my ninth Edinburgh Fringe’s Late Night Lip Service and year of study - rather than writing my thesis I Cheeky Cabaret at the Brunswick Picture wrote a show - about writing a show, about writ- House. ing a thesis, during a pandemic. Performance dates: August 19 - 27 “Through Expression Australia, the SustainTimes: Thurs to Sat 7pm ing Creative Workers program also made me Tickets: $29 Full, $25 Preview, $23 Conceskeenly aware of the need for more accessibility sion, $20 Grps 8+ within the arts once theatres were able to open Bookings: online only at our doors again. I created the work with that at www.ciarathorburn.com/work/thethesis the fore. Venue: Alex Theatre - Level 1/135 Fitzroy “The most enjoyable thing about the show is Street Boulevard, St Kilda that most nights I don’t know what’s going to Show length: 50mins (no intermission) happen. www.ciarathorburn.com The performance is rooted in moments of - Cheryl Threadgold
Moments In Time ■ Magic has entertained and amazed audiences for centuries and while it has taken many spectacular forms, think Harry Houdini’s incredible escapes or David Copperfield’s miraculous illusions, the humble card trick, done well, continues to flabbergast and leave audiences dumbstruck. Enter Josh Staley with his bag (and box) of magic card tricks and a wry sense of humour, performing Moments in Time as part of the Melbourne Magic Festival. Staley likes to play with your mind and it’s hard not to think you might just have witnessed real magic. He taunts the audience with his questions of free will versus destiny – and asks, had we chosen another card, or if at that moment we chose a different number, would his tricks have worked? There is no doubt that Staley is a skilled card trickster – and as any member of the audience would attest, a keen eye was kept on his every move – there was literally nothing up his sleeve as they were rolled up for most of the performance. He is not afraid of close-up magic and very good at it - how he did what he did remains a complete mystery and his talent, well simply magical – literally. The small and intimate venue, The Close-Up Gallery at Arrow on Swanston, was perfect and enabled Staley to interact closely with the
● Magician Josh Staley audience, and was at the same time, not too overwhelming for his many audience volunteer assistants. His rapport with his volunteers was so good that it was almost like they became good friends. Staley is a quirky performer, magicians generally are, and he used humour, and a few props, to great effect. His personal stories about how he became so curious about magic and his love of a particular magic shop were endearing. A mind-blowing and fun show, guaranteed to have you come away asking, “how did he do that?” - Review by Beth Klein
What’s On Seeing Eye Dogs
■ Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs and The Petbarn Foundation have partnered again to encourage Australians to lend a helping paw and raise much-needed funds to assist people who are blind or have low vision. For the second year running, the annual Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Games will see Seeing Eye Dogs pups-in-training Chessy, Frieda, Isobel and Ivory tackle a series of skill-testing challenges, with their every move captured on camera. Who will take home the gold? Comedians Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann and Adam Rozenbachs return to commentate the ultimutt battle, the thrills and the spills as our four elite canine athletes hurtle through a Dog Ninja Warrior time trial, take on a ‘puppy patience’ food challenge, fight their natural instincts in the 'dogstacle distraction course' and more. The Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Games will be streamed on July 22 at 1pm on www.thepuppygames.com.au While the finely tuned Seeing Eye Dogs puppies will be eager to demonstrate their superior co-ordination skills and athletic prowess, their efforts are all in support of a greater good – to raise much-needed funds to assist people who are blind or have low vision. Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs General Manager Graeme Craig says, “Our partnership with The Petbarn Foundation is vital to helping us provide Seeing Eye Dogs to those that need them. “Our Seeing Eye Dogs pups require significant training and it takes a lot of expertise, time, love, patience and funding to raise these special dogs that will one day become the gift of independence for people who are blind or have low vision,” The Petbarn Foundation Manager, Janelle Bloxsom says:“We are excited to be embarking upon our eighth Seeing Eye Dogs Appeal, and truly hope that Petbarn and its generous community will together reach the milestone of 100 dogs this year to support blind and vision impaired Australians,” she said. Australians can show their support for this worthy cause by visiting Petbarn and City Farmers stores from July 1 – August 1 or by tuning in to the Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Games on July 22 at 1pm at www.thepuppygames.com.au Vision Australia is the leading national provider of blindness and low vision services and advocacy support for the blindness and low vision community. The Seeing Eye Dogs provide people who are blind or have low vision with independence, enabling them to live the life they choose. For more information, please visit: www.seeingeyedogs.org.au - Cheryl Threadgold
■ Bell Shakespeare revives their popular 2020 production of Hamlet for their third season of 2021, performing at Arts Centre Melbourne, September 9-19. The production, which closed only oneand-a-half weeks after opening due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney, will see the return of Harriet Gordon-Anderson as Hamlet. Directed by Bell Shakespeare Artistic Director Peter Evans, Shakespeare’s seminal revenge tragedy is reimagined for contemporary audiences Alongside Gordon-Anderson, Bell Shakespeare founder John Bell’s daughter Lucy Bell will take up the role of Hamlet’s mother Gertrude. Joining them on stage will be Jeremi Campese, Tony Cogin, Jack Crumlin, James Evans, James Lugton, Jane Mahady, Robert Menzies, Rose Riley and Mirii Anderson. The creative team includes designer Anna Tregloan, lighting designer Ben Cisterne, composer and sound designer Max Lyandvert, movement and fight director Nigel Poulton, voice and text coach Jess Chambers and dramaturg James Evans. Melbourne performance details: September 9-19. Venue: Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne. Bookings: artscentremelbourne. com.au
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Back in Y. Valley winners’ circle ■ Monegeetta’s David Miles was back in the winners circle at Yarra Valley on Monday July 5, a track where he has previously enjoyed plenty of success. ■ David prepared two winners as a trainer and one as a driver after 4Y0 Courage Under FireFine Exception gelding Redfox Raider raced by a large group of friends scored in the Eastern Generator Hire Pace over 2150 metres and 5Y0 All Speed Hanover-Chick At The Bar mare Speed Dating the 1650 metre Yarra Valley Toyota Pace with owner/breeder Patrick Franklin in the sulky. Restrained from outside the front line to settle at the tail of the field, Redfox Raider as Justarumour led from the pole. Switching in-between runners on straightening, Redfox Raider was held up until halfway up the running when a gap occurred, before dashing into the clear and charging home to register a 3.1 metre margin over Outside Fighter (one/one) and Sundancer Rainbow out very wide after setting ahead of the winner after starting solo on the second line. The mile rate 1-59.6. Speed Dating led throughout from the pole and after travelling kindly outstayed the favourite Yellow Stone (three wide to race exposed) by 1.1 metres in 1-57.9. Rock The Nation was third 5 metres back after trailing the winner and making no impression over the concluding stages. ■ Meredith co-trainers Emmett and Richard Brosnan snared the IGA Liquor Trotters Handicap over 2150 metres with smart 4Y0 Wishing Stone-No Restraint gelding No Biggie who was resuming since December last year. Driven by Emmett, No Biggie coming from 10 metres settled mid-field in the moving line as Chinski assumed control from Tennerson shortly after the start. Although very wide on the final bend after following Hanging On A Dream (one/one) forward three wide approaching the final bend, No Biggie ran home strongly in the straight to prevail by 4.9 metres over Hanging On A Dream. Favourite Xebec going knowhere three wide last lap in the final circuit rallied late to finish third 8.1 metres back. The mile rate 2-03.9. ■ The eighth heat of the Alabar Vicbred Platinum Mares Sprint Championship over 1650 metres went to very honest 5Y0 SportswriterWya Mya Macray mare Larajay Macray bred by Ian Kitchin and raced by him in partnership with trainer Jess Tubbs. Driven by husband Greg, Larajay Macray after beginning fast from gate five trailed the heavily supported favourite Dancing With Flo which led from gate four. Using the sprint lane, Larajay Macray raced clear as the post arrived to register a 3.3 metre margin (her 10th in 86 outings) from the pacemaker, with Orbie third a head away after going forward to unsuccessfully contest the lead and raced exposed. The mile rate 1-56.5.
■ Locals Matty Horsnell and Jason Lee enjoyed a great night at Terang on Tuesday with Horsnell snaring a stable double and Lee driving three (two from the Horsnell camp) on the eight event card. ■ Western Terror-Lombo Madame Lash filly Silver Mystique was first to arrive landing the Cervus Equipment Terang 3Y0 Pace over 2180 metres. Enjoying a cosy passage from gate two trailing polemarker No Win No Worries, Silver Mystique after easing away from the inside on turning, rushed home at a great rate to gain the day by 1.4 metres over a death-seating from the bell Animado returning a mile rate of 1-58.6. All The Fours (four back the markers used the sprint lane for third 6.9 metres away. Four year old Wally Walton-Lotsaclass gelding Classact brought up the Horsnell double when successful in the Timboon Motors Pace over 1680 metres. S ettling on the back of the poleline leader Imagoldcloud, Classact used the sprint lane to easily account for the pacemaker by a big 7.9 metre margin. Zaras All Good was third 3.2 metres back after racing exposed for the trip. The mile rate 1-58.8. ■ Jason’s third winner came courtesy of 4Y0 Quaker Jet-Schieck mare Elegant Jet Elegant Jet trained by brother Paddy in the Scanlons
with Len Baker Dairy Centre Terang Trotters Mobile over 2180 metres, leading throughout from gate four to prevail by 6.3 metres from Saint Calder which raced exposed from the bell following a gallop in the score up. The raging hot favourite Paramount Princess first up from New Zealand was a disappointing third 6.6 metres back after moving three wide from one/one in the final circuit. The mile rate 2-05. ■ Allendale breeder/owner/trainer Adam Stephens’ 8Y0 I Am The Way-Alberto Belle gelding Iamawingate was a tough victor of the 2180 metre Goodtime Lodge Pace with Ballarat’s Connor Clarke taking a concession. Settling four back in the moving line from gate two on the second line as stablemate Wingate Guy led from the pole, Iamawingate raced three wide solo in the last lap, sustaining a long run to score by a nose in 2-00.2 from a death-seating Jilliby Dyson which would have given Matthew Horsnell a training treble. The Big End Of Town was third a half head away after following the winner home.
Beaten for speed
■ Shepparton raced on Wednesday with a 10 event card and 5Y0 Auckland Reactor-Lady President mare Presidentslastlady showed her liking for the track when victorious in the Alabar Pace (1st Division) over 2190 metres. Trained in the name of Kerry Towers the mother of driver Stacey Towers (Lee), Presidentslastlady was beaten for speed from the pole settling three back along the markers after being crossed by both Artizz (gate two) and Del Port (gate four). Angling away from the inside after travelling half a lap to race exposed, Stacey dictated terms to suit and Presidentslastlady proved too tough for her rivals, scoring by 3.6 metres from Life Gets Better from near last, with Lagom (one/ one) third a half neck away. The mile rate 200.3. Presidentslastlady’s last five starts on the track have resulted in two wins, two seconds and a fourth. ■ Seven year old Rock N Roll Heaven-Full Pleasure gelding Letsrockletsroll was a brilliant winner of the 1690 Neatline Homes Pace for Avenel trainer David Aiken and stable “apprentice” Cody Crossland in a mile rate of 1-58.4. Starting from gate three on the second line, Letsrockletsroll settled four back in the moving line as polemarker Tritttrittbangbang led setting a moderate speed for Shannon O’Sullivan. Still a long way off the leaders approaching the home turn, Letsrockletsroll when taken very wide in the straight sprinted like a gazelle to register a runaway 6.4 metre margin over Night Spirit which raced uncovered from gate three and battled on gamely. Exciter after following the winner all the way was third a head back. ■ Bolinda trainer Brent Lilley’s ex-Kiwi 6Y0 geding Whatwillbeewillbee opened his Australian account by taking the TAB Long May We Play Trotters Handicap over 2190 metres when having his second outing since crossing the Tasman. Driven by Chris Alford, the son of Majestic Son and Beckys Baby enjoyed a sweet trip three back in the moving line from barrier three on the second line as Bootleg Bert led from barrier three.
asing wide running into the final bend, Whatwillbeeewillbeee raced by a syndicate of stable clients ran home nicely to greet the judge 4.8 metres in advance of stablemate Our Spitfire along the sprint lane from three pegs, with Builder Bob an eye catching third from last a nose away. The mile rate 2-05.9. ■ Riddell Creeks trainer/driver Chris Lang landed the Hunter Rural Trotters Mobile over 2190 metres with 3Y0 Muscle Hill-Miss Bullion gelding Bullion Harry bred and raced by Richard and Pauline Matthews in a rate of 2-03.1. Trapped wide from outside the front line, Bullion Harry worked forward to race outside the leader Starlight Red (gate five) with Lang quite content to sit quiet. Coasting to the front in the straight, Bullion Harry scored by 2.4 metres untouched from Roi Du Soliel which used the sprint lane off the back of the leader. Kyvalley Surfrider was third 3.8 metres back after following the winner from the bell. ■ Lancefield trainer Leon Conway’s Four Starzzz Shark-Gabbys Sweetheart 4Y0 mare Four Ever A Star snared the 1690 metre Barastoc Maiden Pace when making her race debut. Raced by Leon and partner Lisia Horton, For Ever A Star after enjoying the run of the race from gate two on the back of the leader Beau Steele (gate six), dashed home along the sprint lane with James Herbertson in the sulky to prevail by 1.7 metres over a death-seating Falling Shards (gate seven) and Beau Steele which held down third a head away. The mile rate 1-59.4.
■ It was the first of a two meeting “Memorial Night” at Kilmore on Thursday July 8 and a night never to be forgotten by Snake Valley owner/trainer Lindsay Rogers who snared a stable double – possibly his first since becoming involved in the sport. ■ First to arrive was 4Y0 Dejarmbro-Starlet Lavec mare Shezagem who at start six scored in the Allan Knight Memorial Maiden Trotters Mobile over 2180 metres. Driven by James Herberton, Shezagem (gate two) led for the majority of the journey, accounting for Whos Me Mum (three back the markers – one/two – four wide home turn) by a huge 4.5 metre margin in a rate of 2-04.9. Cohen Road Kate (three back the markers) was third 1.3 metres back. Smart 5Y0 Yankee Spider-Admirals Image gelding Little Yankee part-owned by Lindsay was first up since December and facing a class rise with James Herbertson in the sulky showed his ability after settling three back along the markers from 10 metres as Dizzys Jet led from barrier two in the 2180 metre Barry Alford Memorial Trotters Handicap. When polemarker Night Whisperer came off the back of the leader on the final bend, Little Yankee took his spot and charged home late along the sprint lane to gain the day by 2.9 metres from Night Whisperer, with Dizzys Jet weakening for third a half neck away. The mile rate 2-02.8. It was Little Yankee’s 7th success in 23 outings. ■ Goornong’s Nigel Milne (trainer/driver) was successful with 6Y0 Yankee Spider-Sunshine Annie gelding Sunny Spider in the Charles Bell Memorial Maiden Trotters Mobile over 2180 metres. Making only his second race appearance, Sunny Spider was taken back to the tail of the field from outside the front line, with Ikara leading from gate two. Going forward three wide on the back of Buslin Brody (gate six) three wide last lap, Sunny Spider ran home stylishly to win impressively by 11.4 metres in advance of Lotta Fuss (three back the markers) and Buslin Brody who was 1.3 metres away. The mile rate 2-03.2.
First ever double
■ Tabcorp Park Melton was Friday’s fixture and a night to remember for local Drew Georgeallis who snared a first ever training double at Victoria’s Harness Headquarters and a first ever career double with a pair of seven year old long shots - Bettors Delight-Lizzie Maguire gelding Our Master George taking the DNR Logistics Pace and Shadow PlayDrewsam mare Manthadee the Beraldo Coffee Pace in similar style with both races over 1720
Sulky Snippets This Week
■ Wednesday – Ballarat, Thursday – Echuca, Friday – Mildura/Melton, Saturday – Geelong, Sunday – Cranbourne, Monday – Maryborough, Tuesday – Melton. metres and Jodi Quinlan doing the driving. Our Master George ($17.80) starting from the extreme draw settled three back in the moving line as polemarker Double O Heaven retained the front running with Bring The Flave going forward from outside the front line to race in the open. Easing three wide in the final circuit to trail Triple Zed which had raced wide for most of the trip, Our Master George although very wide on the final bend ran on best to prevail by a neck in a slick 1-55.9 mile rate over Bring The Flave who was game, with Sassyola (four back the markers) running on late out wide when extricated away from the inside third 10.9 metres back Manthadee ($20.10) starting from inside the second line was able to shift into the running line shortly after the start, settling at the rear of the field with polemarker Seize Power holding the lead. Making ground swiftly in the back straight on the final occasion to join the leaders on the home turn, Manthadee dashed clear on turning to record a 5.5 metre margin over Whats Stanley Got from four back the markers, with Magic Mike (one/one) third a neck away. The mile rate 1-56.7. ■ Monegeeta trainer David Miles produced a nice type in Well Said-Spicy Stride filly Symphony Stride to land the IRT Australia 2Y0 Vicbred Maiden Pace over 1720 metres when making her race debut. Driven by the stable’s Jayden Barker (a Meltonian himself), Symphony Stride one of two debutante’s from the stable, the other being Excel Stride-Scarlet Stride gelding Storm Stride, Symphony Stride (gate six) possied three back in the moving line as the favourite Our Little Jet led from the pole with Storm Stride outside her. Eased wide on turning, Symphony Stride swept down the outside fence to prevail by a head in a thrilling finish from Roll With Ron (one/one) in a mile rate of 1-59.4. Another first starter Blood Moon used the sprint lane for third off the back of the leader a half neck away. - Len Baker
People Vale Doreen Stoves
■ Manningham Mayor, Cr Andrew Conlon has expressed his sadness and extended his sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of former Doncare CEO Doreen Stoves, who passed away on Monday last week (July 5). “Doreen will be remembered for her role as a passionate and committed CEO of Doncare for 19 years leading up to her retirement in April 2020,” he said. “Through this role, Doreen led the establishment of strategic partnerships with government and community agencies in our community. “She has also been a leader and primary advocate in the areas of family, children and social support services in Manningham.” Amongst her many other community commitments Doreen was also the Board Chair at Safe Futures Foundation, a family violence service, where she continued to advocate for a safe future where people are free from family violence. Cr Conlon said she would be remembered for he leadership in strengthening service systems and her important contribution to the Manningham community.
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Stateside with Gavin Wood in West Hollywood
Help with stranded Aussies
■ Hi everyone, from my suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites comes this week's news.
Out and About
Heroes offer support
■ It has been a difficult period with COVID-19 locking Australians into foreign countries with little help of getting home. There have been many sad stories of sick loved ones and people desperately trying all avenues to get back home. Some airfares have been quoted as high as $35,000 and then there is the two-week quarantine to cope with. You have seen all the sad stories of severe desperation on your local television. The Australian Government is doing the best it can and also the local consulate is also giving assistance. Two Aussies of note who are giving support and advice to Australians trapped in America are the Managing Director of the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites in West Hollywood, Alan Johnson, and in Santa Monica, ‘Lady H’ Julie Hardinge. By using all their circle of business leaders and close friends many ex-pats have been helped in the huge process of eventually getting a flight home.
New charge in the US
● Pictured at an Aussie get together in West Hollywood are ‘Lady H, Julie Hardinge; with Ramada chief Alan Johnson; and Countdown Motion Pictures CEO, Gavin Wood.
Early Birds benefit ■ If you are a morning person, you may be at reduced risk for major depression, a new study in America suggests. Several studies of the body's circadian sleep-wake cycle have shown that being an early bird is associated with a lower risk for depression. But those studies were observational so could not prove cause and effect. For example, people who are early birds may have other health or lifestyle behaviours that reduce their risk for depression they may have a healthier diet. For example, exercise more, or have fewer health conditions, such as chronic pain, that are associated with depression. All these factors, and many others, could explain the decreased risk for depression, and not the fact of being an early bird. Moreover, depression itself causes sleep disturbances, so it could be that depression is a cause of being a night owl, rather than the other way around. The new study, however, offers more compelling evidence that going to bed early and waking early may, in itself, provide protection against depression, independent of other factors. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, uses a research method called Mendelian randomisation that helps pinpoint the cause of what may be a cause-and-effect relationship. With Mendelian randomisation, researchers can compare large groups of people based on genetic variants that are independent of other health or behavioural characteristics in this case, the tendency to being a night owl or a morning person, inherited traits that are randomly allocated during our development in the womb. More than 340 genetic variants associated with circadian sleep rhythm have been identified, and the researchers can compare large groups of people with the genetic variants for being a morning person with groups that lack them. Nature has, in essence, set up the randomised experiment for them.
Ringo settles out of Court
From my Suite at the Ramada Plaza Complex on Santa Monica Blvd
CNN ratings drop
■ The ratings of CNN's Reliable Sources plunged to their lowest level of the year this weekend, even as host Brian Stelter continues to dedicate every episode to criticising the credibility of Fox News. In all, his show has lost 72 per cent of its viewers since its high point on January 10. The new figures came one week after Stelter all but begged White House spokesperson Jen Psaki to tell him how his network could better conform its coverage to the Biden administration's talking points. The latest episode of Stelter's show failed to attract one million viewers for the 11th week in a row. A mere 752,000 total viewers tuned in to watch Stelter critique the media usually heavily focused on the more successful Fox News on Sunday. That's down from a peak of 2.7 million viewers following the January 6 Capitol riot. CNN's ratings have steadily contracted ever since the breach breathed life into its sagging viewership. Stelter attracted 1.3 million viewers in February, 1.02 million in March, 917,000 in April, and 836,000 in May.
■ "Where should we eat tomorrow?" my wife asked me excitedly as we sat on our deck Friday evening. She had locked down a babysitter for Saturday night, and we were both eager for our first dinner date alone together in months. "Broders'," I answered without hesitation. Located in southwest Minneapolis, Broders Pasta Bar is a local gem. It has a great outdoor patio and the best Italian cuisine in the Twin Cities. We had not eaten there since the pandemic began. My wife nodded and started to make a reservation on her phone. Then her jaw dropped. "You're not going to like this," she said. An Equity Charge? She was right. On its website, Broders' has a notice to customers notifying them of a new 15 per cent "benefits and equity" charge they've instituted. They justify the charge, first, by explaining that "many states have allowed reduced minimum wages for service staff in the form of a tip credit." Went to book a reservation at my favourite restaurant in the City, Broders' and was informed all customers were being charged a 15 per cent "equity" charge. Instead of just paying their employees more, Broders has decided to inform customers they are too racist/sexist to tip properly. The restaurant's second justification is that many tippers are racist and sexist, according to uncited research. - Contributed
■ Ringo Starr has dropped a legal claim against a Californian sex toy manufacturer after challenging its bid to trademark the name Ring O. Lawyers for the 81-year-old Beatles drummer had argued that the name was "identical in appearance, sound, connotation and pronunciation" to Ringo's name, which is already protected by trademark and he feared the association could damage his legendary reputation. But Starr has now settled with Screaming O, which uses the Ring O name for a line of cock rings. The company agreed to "avoid any activity likely to lead to confusion" and promised to use the name only for adult sex toys and desensitizing aids, keeping a clear gap between the 'Ring' and the 'O'.
Taliban is back ■ The Taliban have seized control of a third of Afghanistan as they continue to accelerate their blitz offensive while the US continues to withdraw their forces. The US has spent nearly $1trillion on the 20-year battle trying to stave off the terror group who are fighting to gain ultimate control over the wartorn country. The Taliban has been on tenterhooks to forge ahead with their scheme since President Joe Biden announced the withdrawal of troops back in April and have since continued at "lightning speed". Jihadist forces have now advanced across rural areas, putting them in reaching distance of major cities such as Herat and Kabul. A US intelligence report warned they could take the capital, Kabul, within six months.
China still to blame ● Ringo Starr
Speak with Jennifer ■ If you are considering coming over for a holiday to see the stars later on in 2022, then I have got a special deal for you. We would love to see you at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites, 8585 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. I have secured a terrific holiday deal for readers of the Melbourne Observer and The Local Paper. Please mention 'Melbourne Observer' when you book to receive the 'Special Rate of the Day' for your advance bookings. Please contact: Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org Happy Holidays, Gavin Wood
■ An expert panel told Coronavirus Committee Republicans that hundreds of thousands of lives could have been saved if China acted transparently earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic. "Whether it was laboratory derived or natural, if we would've had open access the moment it started spreading, we could've saved lives," Adm. Brett Giroir told the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis during the Tuesday panel. "If we could've known about asymptomatic transmission two months beforehand, it could've saved hundreds of thousands of lives," Giroir said. Giroir, a former assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services during the Trump administration, was one of four experts on a panel convened by the Coronavirus Committee to discuss the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. No Democratic members of the committee attended the hearing, and both NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and NIAID director Dr Anthony Fauci reportedly turned down invites to the hearing.
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Magazine ■ Vaughn Monroe was a tall and handsome man who became a very popular American singer, trumpeter, bandleader and actor. Vaughn Wilton Monroe was born in Akron, Ohio in 1911. His mother named her son after her two favourite movie stars from the silent films, Vaughn Glasser and Wilton Lackaye. Vaughn was a descendant of President James Monroe. His father was a research engineer in the rubber industry and the family moved around quite a bit. Vaughn learned to play the trumpet at the age of 10. He was in the school band at Jeannette High School in Pennsylvania and wrote the school alma mater which is still sung today. Vaughn graduated in 1929 and worked with several bands before forming his own orchestra in Boston. His first recording of There I Go spent three weeks at the top of the hit parade and his orchestra was named top college band in 1940. Later that year he married Marian Baughman and they had two daughters Candy and Christina. Vaughn built a restaurant and nightclub which he named The Meadows in Massachusetts from which he hosted a live weekly radio program. Vaughn Monroe acted in films during his career including Meet The People, Carnegie Hall, Singing Guns and The Toughest Man in Ari-
Whatever Happened To ... Vaughn Monroe By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM zona. In 1949 Vaughn co-authored The Adventures of Mr. Putt Putt, a children's book about airplanes and flying. He had his own television series in 1950. His signature tune was Racing With the Moon and his hit songs over the years included There! I've Said It Again, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Mule Train, Tangerine, Ballerina, Sound Off and (Ghost) Riders in the Sky. One of his regrets was that he turned down an opportunity to record Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. In 1953 Vaughn gave up his band and started working as a solo artist on the nightclub circuit. He came to Melbourne in 1965 and performed at the Savoy/Menzies Hotels.
graciously went back into the studio to do it all over again. In his later years Vaughn remained with RCA records working as a TV spokesman, executive, and talent scout. Vaughn Monroe died in Florida during 1973 after undergoing major surgery for a respiratory ailment. Marian passed away in 2013. Earlier this year his daughters were in attendance as the Jeannette High School dedicated their new auditorium in honour of Vaughn Monroe. The plaque reads: "Jeannette High School Auditorium Dedication Honouring Vaughn Wilton Monroe, Class of 1929, whose legacy as a legendary singer, big-band leader and creator of both music and lyrics for the Jeannette High School Alma Mater will be remembered by many generations to come." I have a three disc CD of the songs of Vaughn Monroe and I enjoy listening to his body of work. He had four gold records during his career and has been awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Kevin Trask Kevin can be heard on 3AW The Time Tunnel - Remember When Sundays at 10.10pm with Philip Brady ● Vaughn Moore and Simon Owens. And on 96.5 FM Mike McColl-Jones recalls Vaughn recordThat's Entertainment - Sundays ing a performance at Channel 9 only to be later at 12 Noon. www.innerfm.org.au told that the video tape did not work and Vaughn
Today, Tomorrow at National Gallery Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow Camille Henrot, the French-born, Berlin-based contemporary artist, is being celebrated in an Australian-first survey of works that take a playful and inventive approach to addressing life's big questions. Camille Henrot is one of the most compelling contemporary artists working today. Born in Paris in 1978, the Berlinbased artist works across diverse media including sculpture, drawing, video and installation. Henrot references self-help, online second-hand market places, cultural anthropology, literature psychoanalyses, and social media to question what it means to be at once a private individual and a global subject. The exhibition features key works form the past decade including a group of new works on paper never before exhibited and the Australian premiere of the immersive room-scale installation The Pale Fox 2014, a companion piece to Henrot's award-winning film Grass Fatigue 2013, for which she won the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Exhibition closes October 24. National Gallery of Victoria 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne - Peter Kemp
Mildura Arts Centre Inspired Mildura: Nioka Morgan-Briggs, Jennifer Douglas, Aaron Hawkins, Chris John, Russell Murphy and Brett Wilkinson (Curator) Through the lens , curator and exhibitor Brett Wilkinson selected a talented group of photographers based in and around Mildura, whose work is inspired by the vast area bordered by the river and the desert to showcase the landmarks, culture and th4e mighty Murray River. Exhibition closes Sunday August 8. Away With Birds Mildura Arts Centre Collection: The fabric of Rio Vista Historic House has an abundance of bird images, each of them unique. In this exhibition they have been freed from their glassy panels to unite with others of their kind in a show of ornithological delights from the Mildura Arts
with Peter Kemp Centre's permanent collection. Exhibition opens Friday July 15 and closes Sunday September 12. Mildura Arts Centre 199 Coreton Rd, Mildura - Peter Kemp
Benalla Art Gallery Re-Generation: Benalla Art Gallery Collection: Dating back to its establishment in the 19th century, the Benalla Botanical Gardens have significantly shaped the way hr local community vires and experiences the landscape. Re-Generation celebrates the Benalla Gallery's position in this important and beautiful botanical Garden setting by showcasing highlights from its collection of floral and botanical works. Exhibited works pay homage to the diverse traditional and contemporary approaches to this genre in Australian art whilst also exploring the relationship between the Gardens and the Gallery. Exhibition closes December. BenallaArt Gallery Botanical Gardens Bridge St, Benalla
At Ringwood Call For Applications:
The Gallery is calling all artists and community- based art groups to submit proposals to exhibit at Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery in 2022. Located within the community and cultural centre at Maroondah Federation Estate in the Ringwood Arts Precinct, the Gallery promotes the arts to audiences through a diverse and high quality exhibition program. Applications for the 2022 exhibition program are invited from both emerging and established artists as well as local arts and cultural groups. The Gallery encourages a broad range of contemporary and traditional visual arts practice across all mediums. As part of the call for gallery applications we are also offering one free exhibition to a local artist living and working in Maroondah. This initiative aims to support and foster the local artists and showcase the talents of the artistic community. The selected artist will be invited to exhibit in Gallery 2 spaces in 2022 and will not be charged the usual hire fee. For further information and application form please visit maroondah.vic.au/MFFG Applications close Monday August 8. Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood - Peter Kemp
■ The final season of the ABC comedy Rosehaven to screen in August. Over its four seasons to date, Rosehaven has won Logies, AACTAs, AWGIES, ADG and SPA Awards. In 2020 it was the number one comedy show across all ABC. Written by and starring two of Australia’s favourite comedians and real-life best friends Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola, Rosehaven follows the story of two fictional friends and unlikely real estate agents, Daniel (expat Tasmanian McGregor) and Emma (Pacquola).
OK. With John O’Keefe Oz version of Repair Shop
● Dean Ipaviz ■ You may have seen the UK version of The Repair Shop . There is now an Australian version is underway for release, early 2022. Described as a 'feel-good' show it will appear on the Lifestyle channel. Dean Ipaviz, a builder by trade, hosts the show supported by craftspeople in metal restoration, electrical , jeweller , stuffed toys . It should be a must watch in how-to-restore memorabilia .
Philips’ faux pas
■ Philip Brady shocked his 3AW Sunday evening listeners when he put his foot in mouth by blurting out an uncomplimentary comment about the wife of co-compere Simon Owens. In fairness I don't think it was intentional and Simon was a true gentleman saying “let's just move on”.
Only in America
■ Facebook head honcho Mark Zuckerberg spent the July 4 holiday testing out his new electric surfboard that skims above the water. Mark's new e-Foil surfboard is the rage with the uber-rich. Then there's Joey Chesnut who broke his own record by chowing down 76 wiener hot dogs in 10 minutes. In all he consumed 1368 grams of fat.
Keith Potger to tour
■ Subject to COVID the legendary ex-Seeker Keith Potger is to stage a one-man show in Melbourne, then appearances at provincial centres. No confirmed dates at this stage, so watch gig guides.
Foodie changes course
■ Dan Srock, food editor at Herald Sun, has resigned to take on an appointment with a new start-up consulting in making the most of QR technology. Dan spent 10 years writing for the Herald Sun and is an all-round good guy. - John O’Keefe
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Movies, DVDs with Jim Sherlock, Aaron Rourke What’s Hot and What’s Not FILM: THE TOMORROW WAR (Streaming on Prime Video): G e n r e : Action/Sci-Fi/War. Cast: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson. Year: 2021. Rating: 1 6 + . Length: 140 Minutes. Stars: * * * Review: A sci-fi action adventure of scientists who have figured out how to draft soldiers from the past to fight in a war against an invading alien force - but the fate of humanity will rest on a family man who is drafted to fight in the future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront the past. As far as big budget, sci-fi, action-packed, time travelling creature features go, this one ticks all the boxes, a big, dumb, fun monster mash of "The Terminator" meets "Aliens" meets "Edge of Tomorrow" meets "War of the Worlds" meets "Independence Day" meets "The Thing," and numerous other more intelligent offerings from the mix of genres that pulls it all together, but most importantly, for a good part it works, however, you will be required to throw all logic out the window and just don't try too hard to figure it all out. Chris Pratt goes through all the Arnold Schwarzenegger school of emotions as our heroic protagonist, more effective running, jumping and shooting aliens, and is supported effectively by Aussie actress Yvonne Strahovski, Oscar winner J.K. Simmons and Sam Richardson, however, the real stars here are the hundreds of CGI experts and creature designers who all combined to create the eye popping and jaw dropping creatures, action and special effects. A big, exciting, corny, loud, silly and delightfully in-your-face popcorn crunching thrill ride with an abundance of humour, along with pathos and poignancy along the way, and when all is said and done, a giant pizza sized slice of big budget creature-feature entertainment that has been entertaining audiences for generations and will continue to do so for generations to come. FILM: BLACKBIRD (Now on DVD and Streaming on Google Play & AppleTV): Genre: Drama. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska. Year: 2019. Rating: M . Length: 97 Minutes. Stars: * * * Review: A terminally ill mother with ALS disease arranges to bring her family together one last time before she dies. A remake of the 2014 Danish film "Silent Heart," a genuinely affecting and deeply emotional tale that covers adult themes with maturity, humour and overall intelligence without sugar-coating, being shamelessly manipulative or falling into cliché as a result of its sensitive subject matter, a quietly affecting melodrama that allows audiences to journey through with their own layers of emotion as the real conflicts and opinions seep in without layers of stereotypical drivel enter the frame. Directed with great respect and sensitivity by Roger Michell, whose other credits include "Notting Hill" (1999), "Hyde Park on Hudson" (2012), "My Cousin Rachel" (2017), and "Nothing Like A Dame" (2018), to name a few, the stellar cast includes Susan Sarandon as the dying matriarch of the family, Sam Neill as the husband, along with Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, Rainn Wilson and Anson Boon, they all shine in their respective roles equally with a mellifluous yet apprehensive or unsettled quality as the family in crisis come to terms with the inevitable and unavoidable outcome. All filmed in and around a breathtaking isolated sea front location in West Sussex in England, this is a well told and simple bittersweet tale that remains emotionally effectively on balance throughout, a difficult task at the best of times considering its subject matter, a poignant, entertaining, funny, tragic, melancholic and ultimately thought provoking and haunting story of family, opinions, choices and decisions that ultimately reminds us of the importance family, relationships and ultimately the brevity and fragility of life. *ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis): A nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. AKA: Lou Gehrig's disease - James Sherlock
Top 10 Lists
Rourke’s Reviews The Tomorrow War ■ (M). 138 minutes. Now streaming on Netflix. Despite a script that is a shameless hodgepodge of a number of other, better sci-fi films (Pacific Rim, The Terminator, The Thing, Alien, Predator, Independence Day, to name a few), this big budget extravaganza proves to be mildly entertaining, even if it leaves the memory soon after the end credits have finished. Chris Pratt stars as Dan Forrester, your typical everyman who has to help lead an attack against aliens who are slaughtering earth's population. The only thing is, Dan and his motley crew have to travel from present day 2022 to 2052, when the invasion is at its peak. Helping him in the future is scientist Muri (Yvonne Strahovski). The twists are easy to pick, and the derivative nature of the story soon takes its toll, not helped by pretty one-dimensional characters. Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy) is a likeable screen presence, but finds it hard to rise above the empty noise, while J.K. Simmons can play the gruff role given to him in his sleep. Director Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie) tries to keep everything glossy and loud, but his transition from animated to liveaction features is competent but hardly memorable. RATING - **½
■ (MA). 96 minutes. Now showing in selected cinemas. Based on a video game I admittedly have never heard of, this slick horror/comedy is good fun for quite a while, before its limited story mechanics start to take hold. The quiet, snowy town of Beaverfield sees the arrival of new park ranger Finn Wheeler (Sam Richardson, who can also be seen in The Tomorrow War), an honest, by-the-book person who has just unwittingly separated from his girlfriend. Meeting the weird and eccentric townsfolk via mail person Cecily (Milana Vayntrub), Finn is soon faced with an unusual case when he and a number of others are trapped within the local inn by something unknown, something that could be a lycanthrope. With the power out, the group have to deal with each other as much as the deadly predator hunting them down one by one. What gives Werewolves Within its spark is its willingness to underplay the situation, giving the cast
the chance to make an impression without having to go over-the-top from scene one. Richardson is fine as Finn, as is Vayntrub as Cecily. Director Josh Ruben, whose first film, Scare Me (****), was a winner when released last year (it's currently streaming on Shudder), again shows his love for character interplay and humorously verbal exchanges. It is only when the story elements are threaded together that the movie loses steam, but not enough to stop making this small film an enjoyable night out at the movies. RATING - ***
Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard
■ (MA). 99 minutes. Now showing in cinemas. Deplorable excuse for a movie, a noisy and obnoxious sequel to the surprisingly successful 2017 original. The trio from the original, Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), Darius Kincaid (Samul L. Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Salma Hayek), are back, this time involved in an instantly forgettable plot involving Aristotle Papdopolous (Antonio Banderas). Also on board is Morgan Freeman, in a highly contrived and predictable subplot. Sonia was a headache-inducing ear sore the first time around, so of course she is given more screen time in the sequel, and Hayek's shrill performance sums up the movie as a whole. Incredibly cruel and bloody for what is supposed to be a comedy, with dozens of innocent bystanders ending up as collateral damage amongst all the non-stop gunplay. Reynolds' ad-lib schtick is an acquired taste at the best of times, but he seems to be running on fumes here, delivering a continuous stream of limp one-liners. Jackson is in complete cruise control, yelling and cursing to the back row, while showing little interest in the material handed to him. The only amusing joke is a reference to a particular 80's Goldie Hawn comedy. Aussie director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) swings for the fences in amateurish fashion, as he did in the first film, turning everything up to 20 hoping an incessantly high volume and constant barrage of violent (but badly staged) action will hide the complete lack of genuine humour, exciting action, or even a single drop of humanity. RATING - * - Asron Rourke
JULY 11-17 THE AUSTRALIAN BOX OFFICE TOP TEN: 1. FAST AND FURIOUS 9. 2. THE HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD. 3. SPIRIT UNTAMED. 4. CRUELLA. 5. IN THE HEIGHTS. 6. ESCAPE ROOM: Tournament of Champions. 7. THE CONJURING 3: The Devil Made Me Do It. 8. A QUIET PLACE PART II. 9. CRANSTON ACADEMY: Monster Zone. 10. BUCKLEY'S CHANCE. NEW RELEASES AND COMING SOON TO CINEMAS AROUND AUSTRALIA: JULY 8: BLACK WIDOW 2D, BLACK WIDOW 3D, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Leonardo The Works. JULY 15: SLEEP, GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE, NINE DAYS, SPACE JAM: A New Legacy, SIR ALEX FERGUSON: Never Give In. JULY 22: OLD, ROSA'S WEDDING, SHIVA BABY, SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS. JULY 29: JUNGLE CRUISE, THE MISFITS.
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TOP DVD AND BLU-RAY SALES: GODZILLA vs KONG. JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH. FRENCH EXIT. MILITARY WIVES. ANTOINETTE IN THE CEVENNES. THE COURIER. LAND. TOM & JERRY: The Movie. NOBODY.
NEW HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE. NIGHT OF THE SICARIO. OPERATION RED SNAKE. BLIND FIRE. VOLITION. THE LEGION. DVD AND/OR BLU-RAY NEW & RE-RELEASE CLASSIC MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS: SPACE JAM: 4K-UHD. COP LAND. REAP THE WILD WIND. AWAY ALL BOATS. NEW RELEASE TELEVISION, DOCUMENTARY AND MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: SUPERNATURAL: The Complete Series. CARTELS: The Rise and Fall. - James Sherlock
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Lovatts Crossword No 13 Across
1. Shabbiness in dress 6. Light-bulb inventor 11. Shiny 15. Forts 20. Egyptian river 21. Reproductive organ 22. Shopping precinct 23. Lead dancer, ... ballerina 25. South Africa's Cape ... Hope (2,4) 26. Pakistan currency units 27. Actor, Ryan ... (1'4) 29. Likable 32. Tube 34. Without delay (1,1,1,1) 36. Look-alikes, dead ... 39. Caravan rover 41. Brief 43. Sparking stone 46. Boils or ulcers 48. Low wetland 49. London's ... Mall 51. Curving lines 52. Exploited 55. Territory, Puerto ... 56. Every 59. Composer, Andrew ... Webber 61. Antarctic inlet, ... Sea 62. False god 63. Crowd brawl 64. Corrected (wrong) 67. Dalai Lama's nationality 68. Bitter regret 70. Very keen enthusiast 71. One who owes money 72. Overeats 73. Firebomb liquid 74. Of punishment 75. Batting spell 77. Broken down 78. Resounded 79. Theatre reviewer 82. Hazardous 86. Loft 87. Peace prize city 89. Spick & span 92. Merge 94. Get up 96. Biblical son of Isaac 98. Naming word 100. Recycle 101. Mongolian desert 103. Painting, Mona ... 105. From Baghdad 106. Adolescent 108. Sports match 111. Autograph 112. Actor's outfits 114. Rat 116. A single time 119. Droplet 120. Location 121. Kind 123. Leave out 124. Madam (2'2) 125. Flowing 126. Loudness 127. Grand house 130. Born as 131. Cleaning up (room) 135. English coin 138. Not stereo 139. Large jug 141. Computer/phone link 144. A lot of 146. I am, you ... 147. Looked up & down 148. UK national broadcaster (1,1,1) 149. Mad Roman emperor 150. Fuss 151. Female zebra 152. German emperor 153. Repast 155. Drink, ... spumante 157. Golfer, Greg ... 158. Unseat 160. Release (3,2) 161. Sprite 162. Italian city 163. Honey liquor 165. Brother's daughter 166. Souped-up car, hot ...
167. Scamp 168. Laid slates 169. Upper-class 171. Document, Magna ... 172. Glossy black bird 175. Entrails 176. Lubricates 179. Breakfast dish 180. Cow flesh 182. Flowers, sweet ... 184. Chirps 185. Castle water ditch 186. 24 December, Christmas ... 188. ... Lang Syne 189. US anti-crime agency (1,1,1) 190. Measure (out) 191. Fifth musical note 193. Own 194. Father 196. Verge 197. Fiesta, Mardi ... 198. Medicine amounts 200. Unhappiest 205. Vicious dog 207. Second-hand vehicle (4,3) 210. Playwright 211. Reparation 212. In a frenzied state 213. Grass skirt dance 214. USA nickname, Uncle .. 216. Steals from 218. Created 219. Prepare (newspaper) 220. Tights 224. Coffee style 227. Spiky plant, ... vera 229. From Bangkok 230. Abhor 231. Gallantly 232. Dr Jekyll & Mr ... 233. Heredity unit 235. Out of order 237. Solidifies 239. Actor, Richard ... 241. Timepiece 244. Forewarning 246. Blankness 249. ... & twos 252. Depletes 254. Crave 256. Heaven's ... Gates 258. French Mrs 259. Pins for hammering 260. Romantic US falls 263. Internal 264. Lump of gold 265. Legless grub 267. Actress, ... Kidman 270. Digit 271. Funeral Mass 272. Actor, Dustin ... 273. Lewd 274. Loses (hair) 277. London nightspot 279. Make (wage) 281. Throw out 284. Only fair (2-2) 286. Crustacean with nippers 288. Small distance measures 292. Yoga master 294. Raw metals 295. Domestic servants 298. Screen legend, Sophia ... 300. From Emerald Isle 301. Sum up 303. Baby's skin problem, ... rash 306. Bashfulness 308. Japan & Korea are there 309. Oil-exporting cartel 311. Throb 314. Mushy 315. Energetic 316. Do the dishes (4,2) 317. Throng 318. Former spouses 319. Paris landmark, ... Triomphe (3,2) 320. Tennis ace, ... Sampras 321. Urges 322. Sense 323. Blunted 324. Movie actors (4,5)
Down 1. Renovate (2,2) 2. Become distorted 3. Suggest 4. Kuwaiti rulers 5. Clean break 6. Flees to wed 7. Delay 8. Bathroom fixtures 9. Fall asleep (3,3) 10. Brigand 11. Revolve on axis 12. Stood against 13. Smudge 14. Palestinian chief, ... Arafat 15. Pour carelessly 16. Aida or Carmen 17. Potters' ovens 18. Pantomime lead 19. Observes 24. Rebukes, ... over the knuckles 28. Put on ... & graces 30. Spoken 31. Hideous 33. Irritated the skin 35. Incidental comments 37. Clarified butter 38. Curry & ... 40. Face veils 42. Physical activity 44. Portugal's capital 45. Scientist, Sir Isaac ... 47. Stench 48. Elevated railway 49. Drainage tradesman 50. Extortionate lender (4,5) 53. Largest bird 54. Calls (5,2) 57. Ancient Mariner's seabird 58. Protective headwear 60. Cloth retailers 63. Cleaver 65. Frosted (cake) 66. Expensive 68. Coral bank 69. Cosy 76. Set up (machinery) 79. Long-leafed lettuce 80. Nunavut native 81. Eastern faith 83. Twig shelters 84. Cartoon strip, Li'l ... 85. Flightless bird 88. English cheese 90. Fleur de lis plant 91. Among 93. Riveted 95. Easter gifts 97. Unplaced competitor (4-3) 99. Constantly busy (2,3,2) 100. Hire 102. Pungent bulb 104. Largest African nation 107. Uncanny 109. Wet 110. Vocal solo 111. Jet-baths 113. Soapie session 115. Obvious 117. TV award 118. Young deer 121. Contemptibly 122. Patella 127. Nonsense, ... jumbo 128. Razor cuts 129. Bits & pieces (4,3,4) 132. Recipe components 133. Stupid 134. Avarice 135. Packaged 136. Dilapidated 137. 24 hours ago 138. Unforgettable 140. Enforces once more 141. Pacified 142. Courageous
143. Huge stone blocks 145. Tomahawk 151. Enormous 154. Men's Singles champion, ... Agassi 156. Lustre 159. One, numero ... 164. Totally 169. Cougars 170. Steam burn 173. Influences 174. Short, witty remark 177. Author, ... Asimov 178. Take oath 181. Whirling (of water) 183. Women warriors 187. Wantonly destroy 192. Female hormone 195. Current of air 199. Supervise 201. Points gun 202. Anti-flood embankment 203. Genuine fact 204. Implicit 206. Gay 207. Non-rural 208. Cheap, a ... a dozen 209. Lends a hand to 213. Smacks 215. Strolling 217. Killed 221. Helium & hydrogen 222. Not ever 223. Cut with scissors 224. Charlotte Bronte novel, Jane ... 225. Withdraw, ... out 226. Poet, ... Allan Poe 228. Legal trade bans 234. Phone security device 236. Wrongdoers 238. Terminate 240. Singer, ... Orbison 242. Normally (2,1,4) 243. Peculiarity 245. Mussels or clams 247. Peppermint essence 248. Nut fastener 250. Scientist, Albert ... 251. Weasel-like animals 253. Overfill 255. College test 257. Recline lazily 258. Restaurant list 261. Lovers' fling 262. Military forces 265. Valuable ores, precious ... 266. Garden ornament 268. Hex 269. The Continent 275. Jolly laugh (2,2) 276. Rounded roof 278. Hampers 280. Pressurised spray 282. Delights 283. Dollar division 285. Properly positioned, in ... 287. Steam generator 289. Tripoli citizen 290. Impersonates 291. Melted 292. Barked shrilly 293. Potato 296. Colorado ski resort 297. Writer, ... Thomas 299. Obtain (funds) 302. Two-door car 304. ... Fools' Day 305. Earnest requests 306. Crown Princess of Denmark 307. Opera singer 308. Yes votes 310. Head cook 312. Charismatic air 313. Spreading trees
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Funds for Bubup Wilam Centre
Crossroads By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads com.au
■ Melbourne band The Prairie Oysters return to the Country Music Guild, Pascoe Vale RSL on Friday (July 16). COVID lockdowns and restrictions have resulted in some cancellations of recent times for the club however, Tony, Ed , Dave and Mick from the Oysters are pumped and ready to support the Melbourne music institution that has been running live country music non-stop for over 50 years. Bookings essential. 9338 7902.
■ Casey Radio 97.7FM presents Storytellers at the station featuring Lachlan Bryan and supported by Cathy Dobson. The station introduces songwriters of the highest calibre in a perfect listening environment and offer an intimate performance where you get to know the artist and then chat with them after the show. Saturday, July17, at 7pm -10pm. Bookings essential as numbers are limited. www.caseyradio.com.au/tickets/
Rick in Melbourne
■ Australian singer -songwriter Rick Price will perform at the Memo Music Hall, St Kilda on Saturday, September 11. He'll be singing some of his classic hits plus tracks off his soon to be released new album Soulville. Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/ events/landing?embed&eid=785916 - Rob Foenander
■ Aboriginal students, families and the wider northern suburbs community are benefitting from a boost to accessible, culturally appropriate community spaces and training facilities with the redeveloped Bubup Wilam Centre. Gabrielle Williams, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, last week officially opened the $682,000 redevelopment in Thomastown, which will enable Bubup Wiliam to expand its programs and resources and provide safe spaces for Aboriginal residents to connect to culture. The redeveloped facility includes a new library and dining room, an extra break away space for specialist learning, and the creation of a sustainable outdoor space for year-round events. Bubup Wilam is a self-determined, community controlled Aboriginal organisation that provides education, health and wellbeing programs for Aboriginal children aged between six months and eight years, their families and communities. The organisation has evolved into an Aboriginal Early Years Centre for Excellence and a registered training organisation since opening its doors in 2012, and continues to deliver on its purpose to support strong and proud Aboriginal identities, underpinned by self-determination. The Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program supports organisations to improve cultural
● Gabrielle Williams, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
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connectedness, delivery of services to communities, health and wellbeing, and education and economic participation for communities. The program has supported 60 community infrastructure projects since 2017, providing eligible Aboriginal organisations with almost $20 million in funding to complete their works. The Victorian Budget 2021-22 delivered a further investment of almost $19 million for Aboriginal organisations seeking fit-for-purpose and culturally responsive infrastructure to ensure they can continue serving their communities. Bubup Wilam also received $367,000 in funding in 2020-21 under the COVID-19 Aboriginal Community Response and Recovery Fund to provide social and emotional wellbeing support for families and staff of Bubup Wilam. “We’re backing Aboriginal community infrastructure projects to ensure families can access the culturally safe spaces and other infrastructure they need to come together, and access the vital services they need to thrive,” said Gabrielle Williams, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. “Guided by the self-determination, we’re delivering record funding to empower Aboriginal Victorians wherever they live, improving their health and safety and maintaining connections to community, culture and Country.”
Observations with Matt Bissett-Johnson
Mike McColl Jones
Top 5 THE T OP 5 THINGS THEY TOP COULD HA VE DONE T O HAVE TO LIVEN UP THE F1 GRAND PRIX. 5. A Drive-Thru Mc Donald’s in Pit Straight. 4. Remove the pot-holes from Kew streets and put them in the track. 3. Get the Lord Mayor to introduce bike lanes. 2. Install parking officers track-side. 1. Let Philip Brady drive the safety car at high speed (at least 25kmh).
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Number of favourites in Golden Rose classic
■ A number of runners in the Golden Rose classic for three-years-olds to be run at Rosehill on September 26, have been well backed. The money has come for the opening favourite, Anamoe, in the strong camp of the James Cummings team. As mentioned in another of my columns, the Cummings stable feels that he should be rated as the best three-year old in the land. He showed his class with his big win in the Inglis Sires over 1400 metres. At that stage, from seven start,s he had recorded three wins, with two seconds and a third, including a placing in the Golden Slipper. He is definitely the one to beat. He is impeccably bred, being by the leading sire, Street Boss. Another they have come for is the smart Stay Inside, who blitzed them in the Golden Slipper in a top-class field. He is with the Freedman Brothers who need no introduction, but Richard and Michael are part of the Freedman clan, along with elder brothers, Lee and Anthony Freedman, who have between them won many a classic. Lee has capturedc five Melbourne Cups, two with Makybe Diva, plus Doriemus, Subzero and Tawriffic. Stay Inside won brilliantly over the 1200 metres of the Golden Slipper after the favourite, Profiteer, got away with a handy break. Like the Cummings camp, the Freedmans, are confident they have a good horse looking at the big plums after this race. Another smart colt is Converge, prepared by Gai Waterhouse and Andrew Bott. By the champion English stallion, Frankel, he was backed heavily to win the coveted J.J.Atkins Plate over 1600 metres. He won like a really good horse eased up by his rider, Tim Clark, in the last 200 metres. Some big bets have been laid on him to win the Golden Rose, and he has got to be a big chance. The Blue Diamond Stakes winner this year, Artorius, must have a show after his brilliant win in the Blue Diamond. Another smart colt going around is the Peter and Paul Snowden colt, Captivant. He won like a really good horse when beating Hilal and Converge, in the Champagne Stakes at Randwick back in April. He contested the Golden Slipper, but was never out of trouble in the race, before finishing a good fifth. The James Cummings-trained Ingratiating is a good type, and was runner-up in the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield back in February and was a good third in the Golden Slipper behind Anamoe. In one respect it is a quite open event with a number of chances.
● Ingratiating after winning at Flemington.Racing Photos. The Program, which will be trialled throughout the remainder of 2021, is open to thoroughbreds that are listed as active or spelling on their stable return, and have been domiciled in Victoria for a minimum of here months after nominating for the program Three prominent Victorian veterinary practices are participating in the six-month trial which commenced on July 1.. They are the U-Vet Werribee Equine Centre, Ballarat Veterinary Practice Equine Clinic and the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital. To be eligible for the Program, and owner or a trainer, must have their horse undergo a lameness examination by a veterinarian. If the horse presents with lameness, then it can be considered for the program, with an analysis of the examination results, and the horse's history conducted by the veterinarian to
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■ Racing Victoria is helping owners and trainers to offset the cost of advanced diagnostic imaging on Victorian thoroughbreds. They have offered to help with the costs involved. As part of the sport's proactive approach
determine if and what advanced diagnostic imaging is required. The owner or trainer of an eligible horse, will ultimately be able to recoup 50 per cent of their costs (a potential saving of up to $1600) when accessing advanced diagnostic imaging for the nominated horse through a participating practice. This includes scintigraphy (bone screening), magnetic resonance (MRI) (high field/standing) and computed tomography (CT). To help the owner or trainer cover the cost of their initial assessment, they will also be eligible for a special assessment subsidy of up to $300, upon referral by the veterinarian to one of three participating practices. Furthermore, an additional subsidy of up to $200 for a horse requiring hospitalisation for a minimum of one overnight stay, at one of the program's participating practices will also be available to the owner or trainer. For those horses approved to enter the program, these subsidies will be rebated by the participating practice delivering the service, with the balance of the costs to be met by the owner or trainer, as traditionally occurs. The Diagnostic Imaging Subsidy Program is made possible by the Victorian racing industry's $25 million Equine Welfare Fund courtesy of a two per cent prizemoney contribution by racing participants and the Industry's sustainability fund. MRI uses magnetic fields and resistance to create high-quality three-dimensional images of bone, fluid, and soft tissue. MRI shows an image of the physical change occurring during injury or disease. Multiple images are collected of the area of concern. All standing MRI units are low field, so those images have less detail than high-field MRI and CT. - Ted Ryan
to injury prevention, the Diagnostic Imaging Subsidy Program has been launched to help minimise the risk of serious injuries the thoroughbred horses by using advanced veterinary technology for early detection and intervention.
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