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● Cheltenham East Primary School student Amelia Holko has been elected by her peers as Kingston Council’s Junior Mayor for 2021-22. Amelia is pictured with Cr Steve Staikos. More details on Page 3.

■ South Melbourne Market was last week listed by the Department by Haelth and Human Services as a Coronavirus Tier 2 exposure site due to a confirmed case visiting the Market between 11.30am 1.30pm on Saturday, June 12. The Market will be closed on Wednesday (June 16) for a thorough deep clean. All Market staff and visitors

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“Fella Hamilton started wholesaling to boutiques and department stores around Australia before opening a number of retail shops. “Fella retired in 2001, and the business is now run by Fella’s son, David, and daughter-in-law, Sharon, who I had the pleasure of meeting earlier this year. “During last year’s long lockdown Fella Hamilton pivoted and managed to remain fully operational by manufacturing muchneeded face masks and PPE for frontline healthcare workers. “In fact I am wearing a Fella Hamilton mask around Parliament today featuring a beautiful design

by indigenous artist Kathleen Buzzacott, who is of Pitjantjatjara descent. “Many people would know Fella Hamilton from references in Kath & Kim; indeed it was a favourite label of one Kath Day-Knight of Fountain Lakes. “But for me it has been a pleasure to get to know a business located in Moorabbin that produces Aussie-made goods, employs local people, is accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia and has helped our fight against the global pandemic. “I certainly cannot commend them enough,” Mr Staikos said.

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Court Lists Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court Plaintiff / Informant / Applicant vs Defendant / Accused / Respondent. Information Division. Criminal Case Listings Wednesday, June 23 Alturkistani, Abdulraouf Azevedo, Kyle Bao, Yuanchao Barabas, Christian Barrett-Knowles, Zachery Betts, Rory Bird, Travis Burnham, Scott Calvez, Gael Campbell, Peter Capp, Nigel Chai, Kan Cole, Ashley Devereaux, Michael Downes, Jay Dwyer, Luke Eaves, Robert Elias, Doron Ferguson, Sommer Filippi, Jason Flavian, Anton Suran Franco, Anthony Gallagher, Shannon Gardiner, Campbell Gleeson, John James Grigoriev, Stepan Gutnick, Osher Hana, Mariana Hawken, Kade Hodson, Nathan Hussein, Merwan Jean-Pierre, Jordon Johnston, Claire Kocsi, Kristian Ladas, Manuel Latin, David Lee, Phillip Ian Leishman, Dashae Lipavic, Simon Loridas, Chris Ma, Lin Matherson, Michael Mccoll, Paul Allen Multari, Michael Ng, Dendy Nguyen, Pham Ott, Paul Pham, Nguyen Poulios, Jimmy Regan, Eugene Riam, Ujum Rostami, Arsalan Sanderson, Laura Schauder, Johnathan Neil Shanks, Riley Slatter, Bradley Smirnov, Nickole Stevens, Charlotte Stewart, Megan Stokes, Madeline Thomas, Mark Timson, Jon Russell Todd, Sachi Viglione, Giuseppe Woods, Jared Zhang, Jun Thursday, June 24 Abdi, Abdullahi Allaoui, Nidal Anderson, Cassandra Angus, Jason Ataie, Tamim Bao Phuc, Le Quoc Barsoum, James Karim Bell, Cassandra Bell, Liam

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Invitation to Carrum Downs ■ Carrum MLA Sonya Kilkenny has invited Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change to visit to the new dedicated off-leash dog park at Sandfield Reserve in Carrum Downs. It has been constructed thanks to an immediate funding boost of $87,000 from the State Government. “It might be small in funding, but it is going to have a big impact for my local community,” Ms Kilkenny told State Parliament this week. “This purpose-built dog park was a fast-track stimulus project. Not only will its construction help stimulate the economy and support local jobs but the new dog park will be a wonderful addition at Sandfield Reserve,” Ms Kilkenny said.

The Whip Our Spy in Parliament

Village of the Danned

■ Dan Andrews is due to return to the Victorian Premier’s office over the coming week, after his months on sick leave following a fall. State Parliament is sitting this week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Then there is a winter break with the Legislative Assembly and Council not resuming until August 3.

Ranges relief

■ Deputy Parliamentary Leader for the Liberals, Cindy McLeish, has highlighted the ridiculous cases where remote parts of the Yarra Ranges are still regarded as metropolitan Melbourne. Speaking in State Parliament this month, Ms McLeish said: “The Government must adopt a commonsense and flexible approach to community sport and particularly junior sport as restrictions are eased. We all know it is safer outside than inside. “In regional Victoria last week too many competitions were cancelled and teams were short of players. This weekend major junior tournaments in regional cities have been cancelled. The response must be proportionate to the health and safety risk. “Golfers were caught out being allowed 50 people on a course at any one time, including in the clubhouse. This 50-person limit is ludicrous on a 40-hectare course. “I renew my call from last year for the Acting Premier to classify non-urban areas of the Yarra Ranges as regional, not metropolitan Melbourne, for the purposes of COVID. “I have been contacted by countless Yarra Ranges residents who are up in arms about being lumped in with metro Melbourne restrictions again. “The Labor Government even referred to the Yarra Ranges as regional last year when distributing the tourism travel vouchers, completely contradicting themselves and, believe me, it did not go unnoticed by the community. “Many communities are over 60 to 80 kilometres from the CBD and exposure sites. People can easily go for a walk during their allocated two hours of exercise in a 10kilometre radius and not come across another person. Many work in horticulture or agriculture. “There have been no active cases or hotspots listed in the Yarra Ranges during this lockdown, and there were very limited numbers reported last year. Small country businesses are suffering the effects of the lockdown, with many ineligible to receive government help. The change must be made.”

‘Visit Macedon’

■ Mary-Anne Thomas, Macedon MLA (Labor) had a different story from the Government benches: “With restrictions eased in regional Victoria it is more important than ever to support the many fantastic small and family businesses throughout Macedon and across our beautiful state. “Whether this means heading out for a morning coffee, booking dinner at a local restaurant, treating yourself to a massage or packing your bags and experiencing a new part of regional Victoria ... every little bit helps. “I want to encourage people across rural and regional Victoria to take the opportunity to explore our great state, from silo art in the north-west to our snowfields and cycling tracks throughout the north-east and Gippsland, the rugged and world-renowned Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road, Budj Bim on Gunditjmara country and great food, wine and natural beauty in the Daylesford to Macedon region. And of course regional Victoria is looking forward to welcoming back our metropolitan friends when it is safe to do so.”


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South of the Yarra

Glen Eira City Council Gallery reopened from last Friday (June 18) with COVID-safe measures in place for visitors and staff. The Gallery is subject to density requirements and has a maximum capacity of 75 people.

A flag-raising ceremony will be held at 11am on Monday July 5 at Derrimut Weelam Gathering Place, Mordialloc Life Saving Club as an official event to commence this year’s NAIDOC Week activities in Kingston. Stonnington Council is promoting its Business Concierge Service – designed to help with the permits and registrations needed. The Council says more than 1000 businesses have used the service since it launched last year.

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Cheltenham East Primary School student Amelia Holko has been elected by her peers as Kingston Council’s Junior Mayor for 2021-22. Amelia presented her winning speech in front of fellow Grade 6 students and teachers from 28 local primary schools. The students then elected an 11-member Junior Council and a Junior Mayor. The 2021-22 Kingston Junior Council ,in partnership with Chelsea Rotary, are: ■ Finn Parry from Carrum Primary School for Banksia Ward ■ Nemo Thot from Clayton South Primary School for Bunjil Ward ■ Allegra Kirk from Dingley Primary School for Caruana Ward ■ Arthur Toovey from Parktone Primary School for Chicquita Ward ■ Lucy Kitchen from Mentone Grammar School for Como Ward ■ Lola Cowden from Le Page Primary School for Karkarook Ward ■ Zerelda Rai from Chelsea Heights Primary School for Longbeach Ward ■ Charlotte Conway from Parkdale Primary School for Melaleuca Ward ■ Scarlett Quin from Edithvale Primary School for Sandpiper Ward ■ Amelia Holko from Cheltenham East Primary School for Wattle Ward ■ Grace O’Brien from Aspendale Primary School for Yammerbook Ward

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Search focus on South Yarra ■ Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Jordan Stichbury. The 26-year-old is wanted on warrant for failing to appear at court for theft-related matters. Stichbury is known to frequent the South Yarra area. Investigators have released an image of Stichbury in the hope that someone may have information on his current whereabouts. He is described as being 180cm tall with a medium build and short blond hair. Anyone who sights Stichbury or has information about his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppers vic.com.au

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Known in Clayton WARRANT ISSUED ■ Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Stephanie Galea-Stringer. The 26-year-old is wanted on warrant in relation to threat related offences. Galea-Stringer is described as being 165cm tall, solid build, ruddy complexion with black hair. She is known to frequent the Dandenong, Preston, Frankston, Bacchus Marsh, Clayton, Norlane and Heidelberg areas. Investigators have released an image of Galea-Stringer in the hope that someone may have information on her current whereabouts. Anyone who sights GaleaStringer or has information about his whereabouts is urged to contact Altona Police Station on 9392 3111.

● Police want to speak with this man. Detectives from Greater Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit are appeal ing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Dandenong South. It is believed the drivers of a truck and a white Toyota Kluger, who were both driving their vehicles on Abbots Rd, became involved in a road-rage incident with each other on jsut before 11pm on Monday, May 31. The truck driver, a 49-year-old Nyora man, sustained a stab wound to the hand and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota was last seen driving west on Abbotts Road. Police have released a face image of a man with whom they would like to speak.

■ The Victorian Government has appointed a new Board for Victoria’s new statewide ports body, Ports Victoria. Howard Ronaldson will chair the new body, which brings together the Victorian Regional Channels Authority and Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) to lead the strategic management and operation of Victorian commercial ports and waterways. Elaine Carbines has been chosen as the new deputy Chair for the board, a strong local leader who will provide critical knowledge of the Barwon region. Additional members appointed to the board include Des Powell, Janice van Reyk and Peter Tuohey, with all members to work alongside the Department of Transport.

Policeman charged

■ A detective senior constable has been charged following an internal investigation. The 37-year-old male officer, from eastern region, was charged with recklessly cause injury, assault by kicking, unlawful assault and common assault. The alleged incident took place in May last year in Wheelers Hill while the officer was on duty. He will appear at a magistrates’ court at a later date.

Kingston kinders

● Stephanie Galea-Stringer

Mentone: woman blows .187 ■ A woman lost her licence and had her car impounded after allegedly being caught driving at more than three times the legal alcohol limit. Cheltenham police intercepted a vehicle travelling west on Balcombe Rd, Mentone, about 12.50am on Sunday, June 13. After a positive roadside breath test the woman taken to a police station where she was said to have returned a blood alcohol reading of .187. The 53-year-old lost her licence on the spot and her car has been impounded for 30 days at a cost of $950 She is expected to be charged of summons with exceed prescribed concentration of alcohol and face Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court at a later date. This impound formed part of Operation Regal, a four-day operation targeting high-risk driving behaviour on Victorian roads over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. The state-wide operation aimed to reduce road trauma, including the number of lives lost and injuries on our roads. Police will be targeted speed, alcohol and drug impaired driving, fatigue, driver distraction and failure to wear seatbelts.

■ Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are continuing their investigation into a fatal collision in Carnegie on Saturday night (June 19). A woman was crossing Dandenong Rd, at the intersection of Darling Rd, when she was struck by a car shortly before 8pm. The 81-year-old woman, from Malvern East, died at the scene. The female driver, a 54-year-old woman also from Malvern East, stopped at the scene and was taken into custody. She has since been released pending further enquiries. The exact circumstances surrounding the collision are yet to be determined and investigations are ongoing.

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Health biz closed

■ A health and beauty business in South Melbourne was closed by Health officials for exceeding density quotients and having no density quotient signage, no COVIDSafe plan and no QR code check-in system in place. This is part of the Department of Health ongoing blitz on rules compliance.

Local Briefs Carnegie inqury

■ The Victorian State Government will provide funding from 2022 for three-year-old kindergarten as well as four-year-old kindergarten. This means eligible children will be able to have two years of funded kindergarten from 2022. To register your child to attend a Kingston Council sessional kindergarten in 2022, or to find out more, visit that Council’s Central Registrations page.

Project at Mordy ■ The Victorian Government has committed $2.6 million to improve recreational boating on Mordialloc Creek. These include works on the new wheelchair-friendly floating pontoon on Mordialloc Creek near the Pier, the replacement of the boating gangways and pontoons at the Governor Road Boat Ramp, upgrades to the George Woods Reserve car park, traffic improvements on Governor Rd and dredging works to improve boating access on Mordialloc Creek.

S. Yarra changes

● Police impounded this car at Mentone. Photo: Victoria Police.

■ Public Transport Victoria is trialling a change to traffic turning movements at the intersection of Yarra St and Toorak Rd in South Yarra. The 12-month trial will ban right turns in and out of Yarra St, as well as the left turn in. Road users will still be able to access Yarra St from Toorak Rd via Claremont St. The trial aligns with the completion of the tram stop upgrade at South Yarra Station and addresses community feedback about the Yarra St and Toorak Rd intersection. PTVsays it has worked closely with the City of Stonnington to deliver the 12-month trial, which aims to improve pedestrian safety.


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Your Stars with Kerry Kulkens Aries: March 21- April 20. Colour fawn Lucky day Monday Racing numbers 2.6.3.5. Lotto numbers 1.5.13.19.26.36. You are suddenly the centre of attraction. You are the honey pot where all the bees are buzzing around. You have always fantasized about having a ring of admirers begging for your favours. We'll let them make your days. However, don't give these admirers the wrong idea or false hope. They could become quite obsessed and regard you as private property. Taurus: April 21- May 20. Colour red Lucky day. Friday Racing numbers 1.6.2.4. Lotto numbers 9.19.11.45.22.3. You will be sharpening your creative skills. Your sensual feelings are reaching their maximum heights. So, go out looking for someone new to climb these heights. Cut lose any old flames and set them adrift. Otherwise they could be hanging on and hinder your mountaineering exercise. Gemini:. May 21- June 21. Colour white Lucky day Wednesday Racing numbers 8.6.4.2. Lotto numbers 1.5.16.24.40.22. You will be extremely busy at present. Putting in extra time and effort at work even. This will give you extra confidence and you will dress accordingly. All this however could upset the tiny minds of work mates and they could turn a bit nasty. Best to have the ones that matter on your side. Cancer: June 22- July 22. Colour red Lucky day. Sunday Racing numbers 1.6.5.4. Lotto numbers 13.15.26.24.40.33. You feel you are missing out on the romance bit and you are really lusting after a nice mouthful. So be prepared when the "big Mack with the lot" shows up. And don't get caught munching on a weeny. Beware of outside forces trying to derail this gravy train of yours. Leo: July 23- August 22. Colour orange Lucky day Monday Racing numbers 1.6.5.2. Lotto numbers 13.15.26.32.22.10. There is some travel coming up for you to somewhere surprising. You could meet up with someone exciting who would like to share your time and exciting love games. Don't splurge out too much on clothing. The least you wear the more exciting the games will be. Virgo: August 23- September 23. Colour green Lucky day Wednesday Racing numbers 4.6.2.1. Lotto numbers 13.15.26.24.40.45. You are vibrating at the right wave length. For you will attract the someone who is really twirling your knobs to tune you in properly. Keep a tight rein on the purse strings though. You don't need fancy trappings anyway. Libra: September 224- October 23. Colour dark blue Lucky day Saturday Racing numbers 5.6.3.2. Lotto numbers .1.3.15.13.20.11. You could be a bit too hot to handle for your lover and this partner could beat a hasty retreat from your bedroom afraid of getting his assets burned. The cash situation seems to have retreated as well. Scorpio: October 24- November 22. Colour red Lucky day Friday Racing 2.5.6.3. Lotto numbers 13.16.24.29.35.39. You seem to be getting techy feet and will cast your eye around for a new job. The grass always looks greener. But just trust your instincts. Make sure you don't neglect your lusty partner because of all this job improvement bit. Sagittarius: November 23- December 20 Lucky colour pink Lucky day. Friday Racing numbers 1.6.5.4. Lotto numbers 1.9.19.24.26.35. You'll be keeping pretty warm these cold nights. Your love life is really burning bright and this will warm your body all over. These hot and feverish nights however could leave you a bit short of sleep and make your vision a bit cloudy too. Capricorn: December 21- January 19. Colour grey. Lucky day Monday Racing 2.5.6.3. Lotto numbers 13.15.26.24.40.41. You seem to have all the basic things at the moment. You'll be looking to add some frills and fancy trappings. You'll be asking for all the trimmings from your lover too, to make you really happy. Watch the spending, it is better to stay indoors and indulge. Aquarius: January 20- February 19. Lucky colour navy Lucky day Monday Racing numbers 5.6.4.1. Lotto numbers 13.15.24.40.33.21. Everything is rolling smoothly for you at work. You and your lover can now climb to great heights and let your fantasies run wild. Some fancy dandy might be making a play for you just ignore it. Your lover will reward you well for that. Pisces: February 20- March 20. Colour cream Lucky day. Sunday Racing 8.9.7.4. Lotto numbers 1.9.17.16.25.40. You could feel rather aggressive at the present. You will certainly let the work mates who have been getting on your nerves know your feelings. Be careful that these aggressive actions are not perpetrated on your lover. It will not be appreciated.

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CBD thefts: man wanted ■ Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives have released images of a man following a burglary and fire at a Melbourne shopping centre. It is believed an unknown man entered the Swanston St centre about 12 Noon on Tuesday,May 25. The man entered a staff only area and stole food from the rear of a supermarket before stealing a puffer jacket from the rear of another store. He then set fire to a number of cardboard boxes, causing the centre’s sprinkler system to activate, before exiting via Elizabeth St. Detectives have released images of a man who they believe can assist with their enquiries. The man is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, about 165cm tall, with a solid build and brown hair. He was wearing a black hooded Guess jumper, navy track pants, white runners and was carrying a black shoulder bag and duffle bag. He left the centre wearing a black Kathmandu jacket. ■ Anyone who recognises the man, or has information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

■ Detectives from Southern Metro Crime Team have arrested and charged a 13-yearold girl with home invasion and aggravated burglary. It is alleged the girl committed a home invasion in Brighton on May 28, an aggravated burglary in Aspendale on June 12 and an aggravated burglary and home invasion in Lyndhurst on June 12 and 13. The Hampton teen has been charged with home invasion, aggravated burglary, theft of motor vehicle and numerous other driving charges.

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$1 mil. for local clubs ■ Victorian Government funding of $130,000 has been granted to the six stand-alone VFL clubs – Coburg, Frankston, the Northern Bullants, Port Melbourne, Williamstown and Werribee. Funding of $65,000 has also been granted to three AFL-affiliated VFL clubs – the Box Hill Hawks, Casey Demons, and Sandringham. Martin Pakula, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, confirmed on Sunday that nine Victorian VFL clubs had received the maximum available grant from the near $1 million Strengthening Victoria’s AFL Development Pathways Program. ““The VFL has a famous history in Victoria, and provides an important bridge between local football and the AFL,” Mr Pakula said. These grants will help clubs build on their legacy, he said.

Local Briefs Brighton home invasion

■ A new locally produced play commissioned by the City of Kingston is hoping to shine a light on the harmful effects of gambling in the community. Written by award-winning Edithvale playwright Kieran Carroll, Enough is Enough tells the story of four addicted gamblers from different socio-economic backgrounds whose lives unravel during the course of the play. Following each performance the audience will be joined by Tim Costello , Chief Advocate for Alliance for Gambling Reform who will share about the history of gambling reform and what can be done about this issue that continues to have a devastating impact on our communities. The debut performances of Enough is Enough are free community awareness events held at Chelsea Activity Hub at 2.30pm on Sunday, July 18, and Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale at 7.30pm on Thursday, July 22. Book free tickets at kingstonarts.com.au/PERFORMANCE/ Enough-is-Enough-Gambling-Harm-inour-Community

Grants at Ston’ton ■ Applications for Stonnington Community Grants close at midnight on Monday, July 12. The City of Stonnington provides assistance to eligible not-for-profit/charitable organisations to implement Stonningtonbased programs that aim to meet the needs of the community. This assistance consists of financial grants and in-kind support such fee waivers on the use of Stonnington facilities and community bus services. Applications must be submitted online via the Smarty Grants system link on the City of Stonnington website.

Project at Elwood ● Martin Pakula, State Sports Minister.

Hawthorn East man wanted ■ Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Hawthorn East man Afshin Ghahremani. The 45-year-old is wanted on warrants for assault and drug-related offences. He is known to frequent the Boroondara area. Investigators have released an image of Ghahremani in the hope that someone may have information on his current whereabouts. He is described as about 185cm tall with a thin build, brown eyes, dark brown hair and an olive complexion. ■ Anyone who sights Ghahremani or has information about his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppers vic.com.au

Better Dads idea ■ Stonnington Council wants to connect with local fathers to better understand how itcan support Stonnington dads during the early years of parenthood. A survey is linked with the theme for the 2021 International Men's Health Week of 'Connecting'. "Sharing your thoughts and experiences will help us shape the support we offer people like you," says the Council's website.

Melbourne Money

■ Victorians have claimed $1 million in cash back in the first week of the ‘Melbourne Money’ dining scheme, as people return to the city’s restaurants, cafes and bars. The City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government's initiative totals $8.4 million.

■ A pilot project between Elwood College and the Elwood and St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre creative writing group, Roomers, has seen the two groups join forces, unpacking what it’s like to live in Port Phillip. Through talks between the school and ESNLC, the idea of a program that continued to link the two groups, but could exist remotely if need be, was discussed and it was these conversations that led to "We Live Here: Sea, Sky, Suburb", a collaboration between Year 11 Elwood College students and Roomers, the creative writing group based out of ESNLC, made up of current and former rooming house residents.

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Council Rounds Better Boroondara

■ It is more important than ever to get behind Boroondara businesses, says the local Council. “Love Local Life showcases the best that small local businesses have to offer, highlighting unique offerings, products and services that can be found near you in one convenient place. “Once there, learn about the diverse range of businesses in Boroondara and show your support by: ■ clicking through to their website and social channels to make a purchase ■ leaving positive reviews ■ following local businesses on social media ■ purchasing gift cards for use at a later date ■ telling your friends about great local businesses you have found There are five ‘Local Pamper Packages’ worth $600 each, comprising of gift vouchers to a selection of local businesses featured on the platform.

Outside in winter ■ Yarra City Council has approved an extension to its temporary outdoor dining program until the end of October. The Council says the temporary program has received an approval rating of 95 per cent from residents and business owners, with local traders recognising the positive outcomes it provides as part of the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. “Since the temporary outdoor dining program was introduced, Yarra has created over 485 additional outdoor dining spaces including 150 new footpath trading areas, 200 extensions to existing footpath trading, 130 onstreet parklets and eight large-scale outdoor dining spaces created through road or laneway closures,” said the Council website.

Hub at Glen Eira ■ It’s now easier than ever for Glen Eira business owners to find the resources and support they need online, following the launch of Council’s Taking care of (your) business hub. Glen Eira Council says it has had a longstanding vision to provide a one-stop portal for businesses, which was made possible through the expertise of the Working for Victoria Digital and Marketing team, with the support of the City Economy and Place Making Department. “The hub brings together all of Council’s pre-existing business support services, including applications and permits, grants and funding, mentoring and networking, and events and ongoing programs,” said a Council representative. “Two new sections - Taking your business online and Taking care of (your) wellbeing - have also been created to help business owners improve their digital literacy and cultivate a healthy work-life balance. “Taking your business online features articles on a wide range of digital marketing topics, such as establishing and growing your social media presence, email marketing and building a website. “This section of the hub is also the permanent home of Council’s Digital Masterclass series and includes recordings, slides, transcripts and some additional resources. “Taking care of (your) wellbeing features articles on stress management and managing your time,” Glen Eira Council says.

Bayside dogs

■ Sports teams are returning to training on Bayside’s ovals, so residents are being reminded that if they are exercising their dog on an off-leash sportsground, rules apply: ■ You must monitor your dog’s behaviour and maintain effective control ■ Dogs must be on leash within 20 metres of an area being used for organised sport, including training ■ You must clean up after your dog immediately ■ You must ensure your dog doesn’t damage sportsground turf by digging

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Heroin bust at Richmond ■ Detectives from the Drug Taskforce have arrested a woman as part of their ongoing investigation into an alleged drug trafficking syndicate. A 41-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday last week (June 16) after a search warrant was executed at her address in Elizabeth St, Richmond. The Richmond woman was expected to be charged with traffick a large commercial quantity of heroin. The arrest follows previous search warrants that were executed on May 28 in Delahey, St Albans, and Abbotsford, including an address opposite a Delahey primary school. A 57-year-old St Albans man was subsequently charged with two counts traffick a large commercial quantity of a drug of dependence, and other drugs related offences. A 33-year-old woman and 31-year-old man, both from Delahey were also charged with traffick large commercial quantity of methylamphetamine, traffick methyl-amphetamine within 500 metres of a school and other drugs related offences. All three will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on September 17.

Bayside re-opens

■ The customer service front counter at the Bayside Corporate Centre, 76 Royal Ave, Sandringham is open. Bayside Council says that Brighton, Sandringham, Hampton and Beaumaris libraries are now also open for visitors. The Bayside Gallery reopened from last Friday (June 18). Checking in via the Victorian Government QR code service is now mandatory.

Safer nights for women ■ An innovative partnership in Melbourne to improve safety for women and gender diverse people travelling into the city at night will be supported by the Victorian Government. Natalie hutchins, Minister for Crime Prevention, joined Cr Sally Capp, Lord Mayor, to announce a $193,000 grant from the Crime Prevention Innovation Fund to support Melbourne City Council’s Night Justice project. The funding will support a Night Safety Summit, development of a Night Safety Charter, the development of a sexual assault behaviour change campaign, and a Good Night Out accreditation program. Similar work around a Night Safety Summit and Charter in London has seen changes to improve women’s safety in its CBD including training for venue staff.

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■ Division A1. Heatherton 49 d Dingley 39. St Pauls McKinnon 50 d Mordialloc 42. Cheltenham 52 d Caulfield Bears 37. ■ Division A2. Cheltenham 42 d St Pauls McKinnon 38. Dingley 40 d Heatherton 28. Caulfield Bears 32 d South Yarra 22. Murrumbeena: Bye. ■ Division A3. St Kilda City 35 d Port Melbourne Colts 34. Cheltenham 40 d Mordialloc 30. Dingley: Bye. Keysborough 44 d Frankston Dolphins 31. Murrumbeena 47 d Heatherton 45. ■ Division A4. Caulfield Bears 50 d Heatherton 36. st Kilda City 47 d St Pauls McKinnon 33. Bentleigh 39 d Springvale Districts 36. East Brighton Vampires 53 d Carrum Patterson Lakes 31. Hampton 35 d South Yarra 30. ■ Division B1. South Yarra 38 drew with Dingley 28. Skye 51 d Clayton 45. Aspendale Arrows 35 d Bentleigh 26. Mordialloc 21 drew with Black Rock 21. ■ Division B2. St Kilda City 30 d Port Melbourne Colts 23. Lyndhurst 39 d Carrum Patterson Lakes 32. Mordialloc 47 d Murrumbeena 36. Springvale Districts 42 d Caulfield Bears 27. South Yarra 28 d Hampton 19. ■ Division B3. St Kilda City 36 d South Yarra 35. Bentleigh 47 d Parkdale Vultures 41. Keysborough 42 d Heatherton 36. SDNA U17 40 d Springvale Districts 37. ■ Division B4. East Brighton Vultures 48 d St Kilda City 18. Parkdale Vultures 44 d Caulfield Bears 25. Dingley 39 d Bentleigh 22.. Carrum Patterson Lakes 39 d Springvale Districts 33. Highett 47 d Skye 35. ■ Division C1. Hampton Park 30 d Keysborough 21. Springvale Districts Blue 43 d Springvale Districts Red 20. Narre South Saints 29 d Black Rock 12. Frankston Dolphins 32 d Mordialloc 29. Oakleigh District 44 d Parkdale Vultures 38. ■ Division C2. Springvale Districts Red: Bye. Port Melbourne Colts 32 d Bentleigh 19. Clayton 43 d Narre South Saints 21. Dingley 68 d Springvale Districts Blue 20. Hallam 43 d Dandenong 34.

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Lewd act in City ■ Melbourne Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives are appealing for public assistance after a man performed an explicit sexual act towards a woman in Melbourne’s CBD. Investigators have been told a 23-year-old woman was using a gym at an apartment complex on Elizabeth St about 7.30am on Thursday, May 27. While the woman was exercising, she noticed a man standing in an adjacent public carpark on Franklin St. The man performed an explicit sexual act for some time while looking at the woman before exiting the carpark via a lift. He then left the building on foot through the lobby area. Detectives have today CCTV footage and an image of a man who they believe can assist with their enquiries. The man is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, aged 25-35 years, unshaven and was wearing a grey jacket, grey shorts and a black beanie. ■ Anyone who recognises the man or has information regarding the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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■ Division 1 Seniors. Dingley 13.13 (91) d Mordialloc 6.6 (42). Cheltenham 23.20 (158) d Highett 7.5 (47). St Pauls McKinnon 13.9 (87) d Bentleigh 11.10 (76). Port Melbourne Colts 16.15 (111) d St Kilda City 10.5 (65). East Malvern 8.19 (67) d Oakleigh District 7.10 (52). ■ Division 1 Reserves. Dingley 24.10 (154) d Mordialloc 1.2 (8). Cheltenham 15.13 (103) d Highett 2.4 (16). Bentleigh 10.7 (67) d St Pauls mcKinnon 7.5 (47). Port Melbourne Colts 8.9 (57) d St Kilda City 5.11 (41). Oakleigh District 8.7 (55) d East Malvern 5.7 (37). ■ Division 2 Seniors. Skye 7.13 (55) d Hampton 5.4 (34). Keysborough 14.9 (93) d Hampton Park 7.14 (56). Chelsea Heights 17.11 (113) d Heatherton 4.2 (26). Springvale Districts 14.8 (92) d Caulfield Bears 10.7 (67). East Brighton 17.16 (118) d Murrumbeena 7.7 (49). ■ Division 2 Reserves. Skye 17.8 (110) d Hampton 9.8 (62). Keysborough 12.11 (83) d Hampton Park 9.7 (61). Chelsea Heights 16.14 (110) d Heatherton 3.2 (20). Murrumbeena v East Brighton. Springvale Districts 11.4 (70) d Caulfield Bears 6.4 (40). ■ Division 3 Seniors. South Mornington 8.8 (56) d South Yarra 8.7 (55). Black Rock 16.17 (113) d Doveton Eagles 4.0 (24). Clayton 11.6 (72) d Endeavour Hills 8.7 (55). Narre South Saints 11.10 (76) d Ashwood 5.17 (47). ■ Division 3 Reserves. South Mornington 8.8 (56) d South Yarra 8.7 (55). Black Rock 16.17 (113) d Doveton Eagles 4.0 (24). Clayton 11.6 (72) d Endeavour Hills 8.7 (55). Narre South Saints 11.10 (76) d Ashwood 5.17 (47). ■ Division 4 Seniors. Dandenonmg 10.11 (71) d Lyndale 10.5 (65Z). Carrum Patterson Lakes 14.11 (95) d Lyndhurst 6.4 (40). Cerberus 20.13 (133) d Moorabbin Kangaroos 11.6 (72). Hallam 9.,8 (62) d Frankston Dolphins 5.4 (34).


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Local Theatre Shows It is advisable to check dates and times before booking or attending these productions, due to unpredictability of pandemic restrictions. ■ Moartz: Yes, Prime Minister (by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn) Until June 26 at Monash Hall, Reserve St., Yallourn. Director: John Molden. Bookings: 0438 579 987. ■ Geelong Repertory Theatre Company: Tuesdays with Morrie (by J. Hatcher and M. Albom) June 25 - July 10 at the Woodbin Theatre, Coronation St., West Geelong. Director: Greg Shawcross. Bookings: 1300 2512100 (Geelong Arts Centre). ■ Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company: This Way Up (by Elizabeth Coleman) June 26 - July 10 at 39-41 Castella St., Lilydale. Director: Bob Bramble. Bookings: www.lilydale atc.com ■ Malvern Theatre Company: The Witness for the Prosecution (by Agatha Christie) June 25 - July 10 at 29a Burke Rd., East Malvern. Director: Peter Newling. Bookings: www.malverntheatre.com.au or 1300 131 552 ■ Warrandyte Theatre Company: Love/ Sick (by John Cariani) until July 3 at Warrandyte Mechanics Institute Hall, Yarra St., Warrandyte. Co-Directors: David Tynan and Lisa MacGibbon. Bookings: https:// w w w. t r y b o o k i n g . c o m / e v e n t s / landing?eid=732374 ■ Have You Seen It? Productions and Avid Theatre: 12 Angry Men (originally written by Reginald Rose) Until July 3 at 8.00pm at Stageworx Theatre, 3/21 Stud Road, Bayswater (near Mountain Highway). Director: Trish Carr. Tickets: Full $27 Concession $24. (Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes including interval). Bookings: www.trybooking.com/ BPTSV or 9729 8368. ■ Brighton Theatre Company: The Architect (by Aidan Fennessy) Until July 3 at Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton. Director: Deborah Fabbro. Bookings: 0493 069 479 www.brightontheatre. com.au ■ Eltham Little Theatre: Peter Pan Jr. June 26 - July 10 at Eltham Performing Arts Centre, 1603 Main Rd., Research. Director: Carol Owen. Bookings: www.elthamlittletheatre. org.au ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: Three Little Words (by Joanna Murray Smith) July 2 - 17 at Heidelberg Theatre, 63 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Director: Tim Scott. www.htc.org.au ■ Peoples Playhouse: The Sound of Music July 2 - 10 at the Cranbourne Community Theatre, Brunt St., Cranbourne. Tickets: thesoundofmusic@gmail.com ■ The 1812 Theatre: And Then There Were None (by Agatha Christie) July 1 - 4 at The 1812 Theatre, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully. Director: John Mills. Bookings: www.1812theatre.com.au ■ Peridot Theatre: One Act Play Season July 7 - 11 at the Unicorn Theatre, Mt Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd., Mt Waverley. Catfish Jumping by Greg Roberts, directed by Anna Ruth Laird; Cycle written and directed by Natalie Burns; Anna by Lamplight by Alison Knight, directed by Jane Carter. Bookings: 0429 115 334 or www.peridot.com.au ■ Diamond Valley Singers: The Addams Family July 9 - 17 at Warrandyte High School, Theatre, Alexander Rd., Warrandyte. Bookings: www.dvsingers.org ■ Encore Theatre: Vigil (by Morris Panych) July 9 - 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 ■ MLOC Productions: Keeping Up Appearances (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 ● Continued in column, at right

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2021

JULIE AND FRIENDS

■ The popular Arden Crescent Concert series is back - in a COVID-safe way. With most of the 2020 series cancelled due to COVID lockdowns and restrictions, Arden Crescent is inviting audiences to its first concert in more than a year. Julie Houghton and Friends will kick off the 2021 season with their We're Back concert at 3pm on Sunday (June 27) at Rosanna Uniting Church, 21 Arden Cres. We're Back is an anniversary concert, celebrating this concert group's popular concerts from the past 10 years. Featuring soprano songbird Suzanne Shakespeare, handsome tenor Christopher Cox, buff baritones Kiran Rajasingham and Adam Miller, keyboard wizard Christopher Wayne Smith with host and contralto Julie Houghton of 3MBS-FM, The Local Paper and the Melbourne Observer. The program will feature hits from the past 10 years, as well as the odd surprise. Audiences can enjoy Gilbert and Sullivan, popular opera, English parlour songs and some well-known numbers from music theatre, and a spot of poetry. Due to COVID restrictions numbers are limited, so bookings are essential. After the concert, light refreshments and a chance to mingle with the performers will be on offer, so a fun afternoon is guaranteed. This promises to be the usual highly profes-

● Julie Houghton sional concert from Julie Houghton and Friends. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for pensioners and -you can book by calling Sylvia on 9457 2595. www.ardenccs.wordpress.com - Kathy Kohner

Elaine, OAM, honoured

● Elaine Mitchell OAM Photo: Malcolm Threadgold

Media Flashes

■ Radio presenter Howard Sattler has passed away at the age of 76, after living with a rare neurological disorder for 10 years. ■ Southern Cross Austereo has announced a new partnership with the BBC, with a selection of the BBC's content to be made available on the LiSTNR app from today (June 23). ■ Alexandra Middleton has started as an Editorial Assistant at the Herald Sun. She also continues as a Liaison Producer at Sky News Australia. Alexandra was previously a Social Media Producer and Assistant to the Chief of Staff at 9 News Melbourne.

■ Artist, actor, director, producer, set and costume designer Elaine Mitchell has received a Medal of the Order Australia in the Queen's Birthday Awards for services to the performing arts. Born and raised in Geelong, Elaine auditioned at age 17 for her first play with the Geelong Repertory Theatre Company. After studying at Deakin University and in Stratford, United Kingdom, Elaine travelled widely and returned to teach in schools and direct and perform in shows. In 1979 Elaine married her now late husband Dennis, a Geelong singer and musician. Together with their children Ben and Meg, Elaine and Dennis created the Woodbin Theatre in Geelong West as a home for Geelong Repertory Theatre. As the Woodbin took on a life of its own, Dennis and Elaine decided to create a unique and imaginative fringe arts theatre company at Ceres, and the not-for-profit Theatre of the Winged Unicorn was born in 1993. Performance venues include the beautiful sandstone Ceres Temperance Hall, c.1862, located in the Ceres village, Barwon Park Mansion or in Elaine's studio known as The Scarecrow Patch, adorned by Elaine's superb visual art works. Dennis and Elaine worked tirelessly to establish the company, and when Dennis passed away in 2014 Elaine was determined not to let it go. Elaine also devises literary performances known as Winter Dreaming, comprising poetry and play readings with music, which are presented in the studio or at Barwon Park Mansion during the Winter Solstice each year. In 2017, Elaine's fine work in the performing arts was acknowledged by her induction into the Geelong Theatre Hall of Fame, and four years later her work is now deservedly recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia. - Cheryl Threadgold

● Jane Ormond ■ The words Melbourne and coffee are a natural association, as its is certainly felt that it is the coffee capital of the nation. Author Jane Ormond agrees, and she is so passionate about Melbourne's coffee culture that she has written a book called Destination Coffee. Jane was commissioned by published Hardie Grant to write the book as she has a history of writing about cafes, food and culture in Melbourne. "I think the coffee culture is vital to Melbourne as a creative city. That's how our brunch culture started - back in the '80s, no one went out for breakfast,” Jane explained. “Apart from the international hotels, no one was serving it and it just wasn't something you did." But change was in the offing, and Marios in Fitzroy noticed that their bohemian, artful, late-sleeping clientele would come into the cafe wanting breakfast at 3pm, and this led to the idea of the all-day breakfast. And Melbourne's brunch scene and cafe culture was born. "I love that late-sleeping artists were the catalyst to avocado on toast at 2 in the afternoon," Jane said. Melbourne has always had that Italian coffee scene since the post-war immigration, with Lygon St in Carlton and Pellegrini in the city being icons of Italian coffee culture in Melbourne. Yet it took time for our local roasters and baristas to embrace the new coffee culture, and take the same care and consideration in sourcing and roasting their coffee, making the average Melburnian extremely coffee literate. On a personal note, I'm a devotee of Melbourne's coffee culture, to the extent that my father once told me he thought I knew every café in Melbourne. While that's an exaggeration, cafes and coffee are an essential part of living in Melbourne, and Jane's new book celebrates our coffee culture identity. Destination Coffee is published by Hardie Grant and available in bookstores and online. - Julie Houghton

Shows

● Continued from column, at left ■ 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 - Cheryl Threadgold

Auditions

■ Essendon Theatre Company: Terra Nova (by Ted Tally) June 26, from 2.00pm - 5.00pm at 9 Bradshaw St. (off Buckley St.), West Essendon. Director: David Collins. Auditions by appointment only: divcollins@gmail.com ■ 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

Steve Price’s show

■ SCA has announced that Australia Today with Steve Price will be broadcast on nine regional Triple M stations, replacing the Ray Hadley Morning Show.


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● Paul Ettore Tabone ■ After four years performing in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic, The Phantom of the Opera as Ubaldo Piangi, tenor Paul Ettore Tabone now releases his first studio album, This Is Me. Paul comments on the past year: “In the shadow of lockdown and theatre closures, I was getting withdrawal symptoms and missing singing, performance and the audiences, and for me, this became a time to reflect on my journey and the burning need to make that first album." From a small town, on a sugarcane and pumpkin farm in North Queensland, to becoming a leading opera and musical theatre tenor felt like a fantasy, but this is the real story of Paul Ettore Tabone. Paul fell in love with singing at an early age and followed his dream to study music, graduating from CQ University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre degree and today is being dubbed, ‘Australia’s Andrea Bocelli’. As the intrigue in his tenor voice spread, Paul was invited by Signora Nicoletta Mantovani (mentor and wife of the late renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti), to perform as one of four tenors at the world-renowned Verona Arena sharing the stage with operatic icons, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Jose Carraras and Ambrogio Maestri to an audience of 20,000 in memoriam to Luciano Pavarotti for the 100th year birthday celebration of the Arena. It was at the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation that Paul met music producer, arranger and composer, Robin A Smith. Their working relationship has continued to blossom over the years with them working together on this album. Robin said, “Paul has a beautifully warm and rounded tone that can cover all material from Bocelli and Pavarotti to high opera; Neapolitan songs, his Caruso is formidable. His style is as original as it is eclectic - a classical crossover, luscious and rich.” With the help of Wiradjuri soprano and composer, Shauntai Batzke, Paul had part of the song translated into an aboriginal language to pay respect to the Wiradjuri people, the first people of his nation. He continues the song in Italian, honouring his own family and all the Italians who have made Australia their home. The song is a gift to his parents and a homage to Pavarotti, with a passion he hopes to share with people who may never go and watch opera but who will be inspired by the joy and heart. “Every song on the album reflects who I am and where I come from and the people and places that matter to me," says Paul Tabone. "I have lived and sang all over the world, but I’m close to my roots and have a deep love and respect for the land, the earth and my heritage, Australia’s heritage. It’s important that my album reflects this.” - Cheryl Threadgold

■ The annual Family Fiesta will return to Monash University's Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts from Wednesday, June 30 to Saturday, July 3. Family Fiesta will celebrate children’s literature through performance and participation, with a range of free and ticketed events happening each day. As well as live author and illustrator events from talent including Bruce Pascoe, Heidi McKinnon, Andrew Hansen and Jessica Roberts, theatre and music performances will ensure that every part of the Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts is filled with stories, theatre, music, circus and entertainment throughout the entire event. Event highlights include: ■ Beep by Windmill Theatre Company, a live puppetry performance that tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town. Told with Windmill Theatre Company’s trademark design, gentle storytelling, music and puppetry, Beep is suitable for children aged 2-7 years. ■ Lullaby Project by Nat Bartsch, a Melbournebased pianist and composer who blends post classical and jazz genres. After becoming a mother, Nat launched ‘Lullaby Project’ – a composition of pieces designed to encourage babies to sleep, which is influenced by music therapy. ■ Author event from Bruce Pascoe, author of Young Dark Emu. Spearheaded by Paul Grabowsky, the Executive Director of the Monash University Performing Arts Centres, Family Fiesta has been curated as part of the MLIVE (Monash Live) 2021 season. Mr Grabowsky said he and the Programming Team worked together to create an event that celebrates the importance of children’s literature, art and theatre in an accessible and safe way, while also embracing the early days of the Alexander Theatre. “We want to give Melbourne families access to incredible, unique performances, including live readings from children’s authors and illustrators and educational theatre shows, and Family Fiesta is that. The entire event is designed for children and young families, and is one of the few events across Australia that focuses specifically on children’s literature,” he said. Event details: June 30-July 1 from 10am 4pm Venue: Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton (at Monash University Clayton Campus) Enter via Wellington Rd. Further information and bookings: https:// www.monash.edu/performing-arts-centres/ whats-on/mlive/?tab=family-fiesta - Cheryl Threadgold

Robot Song

■ Arena Theatre Company's Helpmann Award-winning production Robot Song returns to Melbourne at Chapel off Chapel in Prahran from July 26-29. Written and directed by Jolyon James, Robot Song is a personal tale of the enduring love of parents and one child's triumph. A family show "filled with joy, music and hope." When 11-year-old Juniper May receives a petition signed by her entire class stating that she is “the most hated person in the school” her life is thrown into complete meltdown. She stops eating, refuses to return to school and her parents become increasingly desperate. Finally, after exhausting all other avenues, her parents resort to the only thing they have left - a giant singing robot. Based on a true story, Robot Song shares an honest, funny and often unconventional window into Writer/Director Jolyon James’s experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum. It asks the pertinent question: How do we support, foster and celebrate difference in our children in the face of an increasingly rigid and homogenised world? Established in 1966, Arena Theatre Co is one of Australia’s longest-running producers of the-

atre for young people. Winner of the prestigious 2019 Helpmann Award for Best Presentation for Children and Young People and two Drama Victoria Awards Robot Song employs cutting edge digital technology, animatronics, and an original musical score. Robot Song will be performed by Sophie Smyth, Phillip McInnes and Jo Abbott. Performance Season: July 26-29. Mon. Wed. 7pm, Tues .and Wed. 11am, Thurs 10am and 1pm. Relaxed Performance: July 29 1pm Tickets: $28 Full, $22 Concession, Child and Group 6+ Bookings: 8290 7000 and online at www.chapeloffchapel.com.au/show/robot-song Venue: Chapel Off Chapel - 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran www.arenatheatre.com.au Run time: 65 minutes, no intermission - Cheryl Threadgold

I’m Yours, Maddy

■ I’m Yours, Maddy, an original burlesque comedy cabaret that explores modern topics such as women's rights, sexual health, and taboo social issues; through a vintage lens is being performed at the MC Showroom in Prahran from July 14 17. I’m Yours, Maddy was created in response to media controversy surrounding Brittany Higgins, and Sarah Everard. Whilst Maddy tackles challenging topics like sexual assault, and the societal perception of female sexuality, this show is not just an ode to the dark side of sex. She also delves into the weird, wonderful, and sometimes downright embarrassing side of having an unquenchable libido. Writer Madeline Pratt is an emerging producer, performer and choreographer whose past shows at both Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe, and throughout Victoria include Moments, Rent, Heathers and The Masked Singer. Pratt is joined by Music Director StaceyLouise Camilleri, and supported by Lighting Designer Jack Wilkinson, and Director Ebony McGeady. Performance Details: July 14 - 17, Wed - Sat at 8.30pm Venue: The MC Showroom, Level 1, 48 Clifton St., Prahran. Cost: $26 Full, $24, Concession, Group of 5+ $22 Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/ events/landing?eid=753369& - Cheryl Threadgold

Cabaret Festival

■ The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is scheduled to return to Chapel off Chapel from June 19 - 27, featuring new cabaret shows - some with original music and others featuring music from singers such as Annie Lennox, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Beyonce.

Festival cabaret performers Prinnie Stevens, Nina Ferro, Melbourne Accordion Orchestra and Tash York are among many in the festival line-up. For full details visit www. melbournecabaret.com Festival co-producer David Read says, “Almost every show in this year’s festival is brand new. There’s a great mix of shows featuring songs from your favourite singers mixed with shows featuring exciting original songs and a dash of comedy. There’s a host of brand new performers you’ll be able to claim with pride ‘I saw them first’, mixed with iconic, established names – truly the best in the biz.” The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is supported by the City of Stonnington and the Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation. Dates: June 19-27 Venue: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran Bookings: melbournecabaret.com - Cheryl Threadgold

Asia In Focus

■ Forest Collective, a not for profit artist collective focusing on contemporary classical music is returning to the Abbotsford Convent from July 16-18 at 7.30pm to present a season of innovative, lesser known works from leading Asian composers. Travelling through Iran, India, China, Japan and Thailand the evening will highlight works from Asian composers, including the likes of Ravi Shenkar and Toru Takemits. These works are rarely heard live outside the sub-continent. The Collective has strong ties with the Asian continent and is looking to bring something fresh yet timeless to Melbourne audiences. “Because of colonisation, Western classical music exists in a different context in Asian nations alongside their own classical or traditional music," says event curator and lead saxophonist, Ali Fyffe. "There are the grand concert halls, orchestras and string quartet competitions, then there are the cosy bars filled with light projections and chatter that will take a chance on a foreigner wanting to showcase their art. “I spent a few years living and travelling throughout the continent, I couldn't wait to bring some of this music back to Melbourne audiences. To recreate the vibe of those cosy bars with film projections and improvisation really excites me. It’s a twist on the classical concert not usually seen in Australia." Asia in Focus aims to create an intimate and powerfully moving experience at the cross section of music, art and culture which is transportive in spirit and geography. Venue: Abbotsford Convent Dates and Times: July 16, 17 at 7:30pm, July 18 at 5pm. Tickets start at $15. Bookings: forestcollective.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Showbiz Survivors gather

● The ‘Survivors’ veterans group from radio, television and recording industries met on Saturday (June 19) at the Emerald Hotel, South Melbourne. Pictured are 3AW newsman Denis O’Kane with Remember When’s Philip Brady. who celebrated his 82nd birthday last week. Photo: Kevin Trask


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Sad passing of trainer Michael Hayes ■ I was saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Avenel trainer Michael Hayes last Friday. Michael spent a long and successful time in the sport being based in Queensland with Kevin Thomas at an early age, before coming back to Victoria when he was associated with Kilmore and Yarra Glen trainer Trevor Spry as well as several other area trainers before branching out on his own with a small but handy team. He drove champion juvenile of the time Pride Of Hilary to a number of wins including the 1994 Tatlow Stakes. He was also an excellent horse breaker, working from a property owned by Frank Jessop north of the divide. Condolences are extended to his daughter Catherine West.

Warragul win

■ Warragul commenced the week with an eight event card and local Trafalgar trainer/driver Glenn Hunter was victorious with 5Y0 American Ideal-Sunset Soky gelding Pershing in the Kevin Wynne & VHRC / APG Pace over 2210 metres. Settling three back in the moving line from gate five as oldtimer Wonderforce led from gate two, Pershing after going forward three wide in the last lap was too strong for his rivals at the finish, scoring by a neck over a death-seating Best Back Bruce which raced clear on the home turn. Lotakevi (one/one) was third 10.1 metres away. The mile rate 2-02. ■ Rockbank part-owner/trainer/driver George Batsakis left punters reeling when Travlininstyle, a 6Y0 daughter of Village Jolt and Safe Adieu greeted the judge in the 1790 metre Ted Demmler and VHRC / APG Pace paying tote odds of $112.00. Given a soft trip one/one from gate four, Travlininstyle after easing three wide prior to the home turn, sustained the run to register an easy 8.6 metre margin from Freedom Writer which followed her throughout, with Gozo Sunshine third 1.7 metres back after trailing the pair. The mile rate 1-58. ■ Goulburn Valley (Arcadia) trainer Steven Duffy combined with Greg Sugars to land the Community College & VHRC / APG Claiming Pace over 2210 metres with 7Y0 Rock N Roll Heaven-Intimate Moments gelding Crookwell Jake who recorded his first success since winning at Redcliffe Q’land in Novemnber 2019. Raced by wife Julie, Crookwell Jake in for a claiming price of $3,000 led throughout from the pole, easily accounting for the hot favourite Upanatom which raced exposed in a mile rate of 1-59.1. Smithstars Lexus was third 2.2 metres back from last off the back of stablemate Lexus On The Beach. Both the winner and Smithstars Lexus ($12,000) were claimed. ■ Kilmore’s Mifsud family were in the winners circle when ever reliable 8Y0 Yankee PacoZhari Belle gelding Daquiri produced a wonderful performance to land the Warragul Light Harness Club & VHRC / APG Trotters Handicap over 2210 metres after starting from a daunting back mark of 50 metres. Trained by young Thomas Parnell from Rita Mifsud stables for Julie and William Mifsud, Daquiri driven by Aussie Mifsud after a slick beginning settled five back in the moving line as Tennerson crossed Maori Mayhem shortly after the start. Trailing both Tam Oshanter (one/one) and Megeve (one/three) forward three wide in the last lap, Daquiri despite being four wide on the final bend dashed clear in the straight to gain the day by 3.2 metres from Tennerson in a mile rate of 2-02.7. Tam Oshanter held down third 2.2 metres away.

Memorial Pace

■ Terang raced on Tuesday and Central Highlands co-trainers AJ & Beau Tindale’s 5Y0 Bettors Delight-Burn My Heart 5Y0 ex-Kiwi gelding Bettor Exclusive was victorious in taking the Mary Fox Memorial Pace over 2180 metres. Driven by former Tasmanian Taylor Ford attached to Jodi Quinlan’s stable, Bettor Exclusive ran on strongly from five back in the moving line last lap off a three wide trail on the back of The Big End Of Town (one/three) to record a

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with Len Baker half neck margin from Reactor Factor (five wide home turn) from last. The Big End Of Town was third 14.5 metres back. The mile rate two minutes even. ■ Melton trainer Kelly Stuart-Mitchell combined with Jason Lee to land the Dick & Anne Box Trotters Mobile over 2180 metres with 5Y0 Muscle Hill-Petites Legacy gelding Emerald Hill. Coming off three recent placings, Emerald Hill settled three back along the markers after starting inside the second line as Aldebaran Huey led from gate four. Easing away from the inside mid-race to be three back racing for the bell, Emerald Hill (three wide last lap) finished his race off well to prevail by 7.2 metres from Fremarkskuzo which used the sprint lane after the leader galloped on the final bend. Sun Body (one/one) was third 2.1 metres back after easing wide on the final bend. The mile rate 2-06.5. ■ Local owner/trainer Marg Lee’s smart 4Y0 Big Jim-The Black Queen gelding Batman Barry was an all of the way winner of the 2180 metre Ridley Agriproducts Pace with Codi Rauchenberger taking a concessional claim. Travelling under a tight rein, Batman Barry (gate three) kicked clear on the final bend and although getting a little weary as the post arrived, scored by 1.7 metres in a rate of 2-00.2 over Revitalize which trailed easing wide on turning. Morvah which followed the pair was third 14.1 metres back.

On winners’ list

■ Love You-Mangonique filly Meadowvalleylover trained at Elmore by Keith Cotchin returned to the winners list when victorious in the TAB Long May We Play 3Y0 Trotters Mobile over 2150 metres at Bendigo on Wednesday. Coming off an eye catching third at the same track a week earlier, Meadowvalley Lover again driven by Michael Bellman bided her time at the rear of the field after starting from the extreme draw with Bullapark Bend leading from gate five. Going forward three wide in the final circuit, Meadowvalley Lover accelerated swiftly to lead on turning and score by 8.3 metres from The Chook (one/one) and Rohann which raced exposed finishing 11.8 metres away. The rate 200.9. ■ Riddell trainer/driver Chris Lang provided what looked to be a classy colt by the name of Courage Stride which blitzed his rivals on debut in the 2150 metre Sheahan Plumbing 2Y0 Vicbred Maiden Trotters Mobile. A son of Muscle Hill and Nitengale Stride bred and raced by NSW based Emilio and Mary Rosati, Courage Stride led throughout from gate three, cruising to the wire 30.6 metres in advance of Eddie Tappe’s first starters Im Bobby (three back the markers) and Millee (four back). The mile rate 2-04.1. ■ Byrneside’s Damien Wilson snared the Bendigo Locksmiths Pace over 2150 metres with 6Y0 Shadow Play-Pained Black mare Cracked Pepper who chalked up her 7th success in 74 outings. Settling at the tail of the field after starting inside the second line, Cracked Pepper still last on turning produced a barnstorming finish down

the outside to gain the day by 1.2 metres over a death-seating Joeys Hangover in 2-00.9. Rocks Can Roll which trailed the weakening leader Happyaslarry was third 1.2 metres back after being checked when entering the sprint lane. ■ Bolinda duo Alison Alford (trainer) and husband Chris (driver) scored a big win with 4Y0 Skyvalley-Bella Mosca gelding Patched in the 2150 metre Result Financial Services Trotters Mobile. Responsible for an outstanding effort at Ballarat on June 4 when fifth after galloping and losing plenty of ground, Patched began safely on this occasion from the extreme draw and once balanced was sent forward with a rush to stride clear approaching the bell. Always in control from there on, Patched recorded a 2.8 metre margin over Fugle along the sprint lane from three back the markers, with Bad As Now third 1.3 metres away after leading out from the pole before handing over to the winner. The mile rate 2-03.

Lengthy wait

■ It’s been a long wait – three and a half years in fact since 8Y0 Tennotrump-Classic Lilly mare Tension Seeker won her last race which was at her home track St Arnaud on December 31, 2017, however she cracked it for another victory (her 4th in 62 outings) when landing the Grease Monkey Trotters Mobile over 2200 metres at Ballarat on Thursday. Part-owned, trained and driven by Scott Torney, Tension Seeker raced in the open from gate four after Zoom Along Dreamer had worked hard from gate six to cross Beware The Fury (gate five). Issuing a strong challenge on turning, Tension Seeker outstayed her rivals to prevail by 4.5 metres in a rate of 2-06.4 over Black And Gold from last after a bad beginning, with My Lindy Angels (one/one) third 1.8 metres back. ■ Shelbourne trainer Kate Hargreaves was successful with 4Y0 Quaker Jet-Donegal Flat mare La Serena in the 2200 metre TAB Long May We Play Pace. Driven by Alex Ashwood, La Serena after being trapped three wide from gate four as the start was effected settled three back in the moving line as Christmas Babe led from gate five. Angling wide approaching the final bend, La Serena finished at a great rate down the centre of the track to blouse a death-seating Normandy Belle in a tight photo by a half head in a tricky finish. Christmas Babe held down third 4.6 metres away. The mile rate 2-01.4. ■ Elliminyt trainer Daniel Laird’s 7Y0 Shady Shark Hanover-Neon Dancer mare Shady Dancer having her fourth start in 16 days snared the 1700 metre Mega Jumps Pace. Driven by Jason Lee, Shady Dancer after a one/two passage followed Wanted Lady ahead of her home three wide on the home turn and finished best to score by a neck in 1-58.2, with Zaras All Good 2.5 metres back in third place after trailing the weakening pacemaker Missey Deyo a stablemate of the winner. ■ Ararat part-owner/trainer Wayne Ferguson landed the Flying Horse Entertainment Venue Pace over 2200 metres with honest 4Y0 Mr Feelgood-The Princess Poet gelding Ghanasuya in a rate of 2-04.5. Given an easy time from a solo second line draw trailing the poleline leader and favourite Im Loki, Ghanasuya after easing off the back of the pacemaker on turning ran home strongly to prevail by a metre, with Ears Ponder third 6 metres back after following the pair.

Local triumph

■ The feature at Shepparton was the $25,000 George Croxford Tribute for Three Year Olds over 2190 metres and it proved to be a triumph for local Lemnos trainer Russell Jack who is having one of best seasons ever. The victor being Captaintreacherous-Always Lacking gelding One Too Many who was having his first start for the stable and new connections. Driven by David Moran, One Too Many began swiftly from gate four to head off polemarker stablemate Spring In His Step and after dictating terms, raced clear on straighten-

Sulky Snippets This Week

■ Wednesday – Shepparton, Thursday – Kilmore, Friday – Mildura/Melton, Saturday – Cranbourne, Sunday – Shepparton, Monday – Maryborough, Tuesday – Melton. ing to record a strong 5.6 metre margin over Spring In His Step in a rate of 1-58.1. Go Dancing ran on late three wide last lap (four wide home turn) from near last for third 8 metres back. ■ Kyabram’s Graham Lyon’s part-owned 4Y0 Major In Art-Neishars Jet gelding Jets Art has taken a while to crack the ice but made it two wins in a row by taking the Barastoc Pace Final over 1690 metres. Starting from the extreme draw no easy task over the short trip, Jets Art a winner of his heat the previous Sunday settled five back in the moving line before going forward racing for the bell to park in the open for the final circuit. With runs coming from all directions in the last lap, Jets Art raced to the front on the home turn holding a margin to the wire. Roslyn Gaye (three wide last lap – four wide home turn) was a great second two metres away, with Clem McArdle (one/three) third 3.7 metres back. The mile rate 1-57.4. ■ The Mifsud luck was still running hot on Friday when Tryna Portray, a 5Y0 Betterthancheddar-Amarooka Jazz mare trained by Julie Mifsud for herself and son William scored in the 2190 metre Alabar Pace with husband Aussie driving. Enjoying a cosy passage from the pole, Tryna Portray used the sprint lane off the back of the leader and third placegetter Geraldton Wax to defeat Shawami Lass (one/two) by 5.3 metres returning a mile rate of 2-01. Geraldton Wax was 2.1 metres back.

Last stride victory

■ At Mildura in the afternoon, horse of the year Bernie Winkle Kiwi bred 8Y0 Rock N Roll Heaven-Dolly McD gelding Bernie Winkle chalked up his 48th success (30 on the track) for over $464,000 in stakes by taking the fast class event – the $12,000 Tasco Petroleum Pace over 2190 metres in a rate of 1-57.4. Driven as usual by Ellen Tormey for trainer Julie Douglas, Bernie Winkle starting from the extreme draw settled at the tail of the field. Showing a great turn of speed three and four wide in the last lap, Bernie Winkle with Gilty Hanover (one/one) going with him on straightening gained a last stride half head victory in a thrilling drive to the wire. Rank outsider Heart Of Cooper (three back the markers) was third for local Kate Attard 5.3 metres back. - Len Baker

Media Flahses ■ After 17 years as an Investigative Reporter with The Australian Financial Review, Angus Grigg will finish up at the masthead next month. He will then join the team at ABC's Four Corners as a reporter from August 2. ■ The Australian has announced Peta Credlin as its newest columnist. The former political staffer moved into journalism in 2016 and currently works at Sky News Australia, in a number of presenting roles, including as host of her political analysis program, Credlin. Peta is also a columnist for News Corp's Sunday newspapers and a political contributor for Nine Radio. ■ Rachael Dexter has joined The Sunday Age as a reporter. She is interested in covering local stories from Melbourne, data stories, issues affecting young people, and consumer and social affairs.


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MARKETING FEATURE

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Victoria and California open for business

■ Hi everyone, remotely from my suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites in West Hollywood comes this week's news

Out and About

Gloves and masks are off

Smoking increases

■ We have to enjoy the freedom while we can for as little as a new COVID-19 case develops all things might change again. Coming out of lockdown the fourth time, we Victorians are getting frustrated. The Mayor of L.A. City, Eric Garcetti, has written this letter to all Angelinos promising hope for a new beginning: "From the first moments of the pandemic, our City has kept our focus on two key priorities: saving lives and supporting our hardest-hit families, businesses, and workers. “That effort continues today as more Angelenos get vaccinated, as more shops and workplaces reopen, and as our recovery begins. “We have to bring the same strength, resilience, unity of purpose and spirit that got us through the COVID-19 crisis to the task of restoring everything we love about L.A. and reimagining a future of prosperity and possibility for all. “We need to make it clear: hope is on the horizon, and help is on the way," he said. Let's hope we can get back to normal soon.

■ Smoking killed almost 8 million people in 2019 and the number of smokers rose as the habit was picked up by young people around the world, according to new research. A study published in the Lancet said efforts to curb the habit had been outstripped by population growth with 150 million more people smoking in the nine years from 1990, reaching an all-time high of 1.1 billion. The study's authors said governments need to focus on reducing the uptake of smoking among young people, as 89 per cent of new smokers were addicted by the age of 25 but beyond that age were unlikely to start. "Young people are particularly vulnerable to addiction, and with high rates of cessation remaining elusive worldwide, the tobacco epidemic will continue for years to come unless countries can dramatically reduce the number of new smokers starting each year," said the study's lead author Marissa Reitsma, a researcher at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Shoplifting shuts shops ■ Shoplifting has become so rampant in San Francisco that retailers are closing stores. The San Francisco Chronicle reported earlier this month that stores like Walgreens and CVS are closing locations in the city due to "out of control" shoplifting. The outlet spoke to 77-year-old John Susoeff, who used to pick up his prescriptions at a Walgreens two blocks from his home until it closed in March. Now he has to walk six blocks to the next nearest pharmacy. Susoeff sometimes requires a cane to walk, and also picks up prescriptions for his neighbours who have mobility issues. "It's terrible," he told the Chronicle, explaining that almost everything in the store was locked up just before it closed. "I don't blame them for closing." A nearby CVS closed in 2019 after similar issues, the outlet reported. The problem, retailers told the Chronicle, is apparently organised retail crime: Retailers attributed a majority of losses to professional thieves instead of opportunistic shoplifters who may be driven by poverty, with one CVS leader calling San Francisco a hub of organised retail crime. We can't just as a city throw up our hands and say this is OK. We have to come up with solutions." The increase in shoplifting has caused Walgreens to close 17 locations in San Francisco over the past five years. It still has 53 locations.

Deadly profession ● Pictured at one of the many re-opening parties are the Managing Director Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites, Alan Johnson with Countdown Motion Pictures Founder Gavin Wood.

Airliones cut off booze

■ American Airlines will not be serving alcohol onboard domestic flights until at least September, which coincides with the expiration of the federal mask mandate for airline passengers. Southwest Airlines previously banned booze after several altercations between passengers and crew mostly over face mask requirements and American Airlines followed suit, banning alcohol in May. "Flight attendants are on the front lines every day not only ensuring our customers' safety, but are also calming fears, answering questions, and enforcing policies like federally-required face masks," Brady Byrnes, managing director of flight service at American, told CNN. "Over the past week we've seen some of these stressors create deeply disturbing situations on board aircraft."

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■ 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 info@ramadaweho.com Happy Holidays, Gavin Wood

■ From February to April, 46 elected Mexican, members of political parties and candidates for office were killed, a 44% jump compared with the 2018 elections, according to Integralia, a Mexican political consulting firm. Since September, when the electoral process began, 82 politicians have been killed, most of them gunned down. More than 60 candidates for mayor withdrew from the campaign across the country amid the spiral of violence and insecurity, according to party officials. One candidate, a former Olympic athlete, was kidnapped for several hours last week by members of a local gang in Valle de Bravo, a high-end weekend retreat for Mexico City residents. The gangsters threatened to kill her if she didn't quit the race. She hasn't campaigned since. Some 150 candidates have received protection from the government after receiving death threats since campaigning formally began in early April. Most of the threats are believed to come from organized crime, Mexican officials say. The June 6 contest will elect a new lower house of congress, 15 of 32 state governors, and thousands of mayors and local legislators across the country, more than 20,000 positions in all. According to party officials, several days before Mr. Murrieta was killed, two gunmen fired some 30 rounds into the campaign van of Guillermo Valencia, a mayoral candidate in the western colonial city of Morelia. Mr. Valencia, who had just stepped out of the van, was unharmed. Two aides were wounded.

Hospital Blues

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From my Suite at the Ramada Plaza Complex on Santa Monica Blvd

Bad news from Mexico ■ The notoriously violent Jalisco cartel has responded to Mexico's "hugs, not bullets" policy with a policy of its own: The cartel kidnapped several members of an elite police force in the state of Guanajuato, tortured them to obtain names and addresses of fellow officers and is now hunting down and killing police at their homes, on their days off, in front of their families. It is a type of direct attack on officers seldom seen outside of the most gang-plagued nations of Central America and poses the most direct challenge yet to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's policy of avoiding violence and rejecting any war on the cartels. But the cartel has already declared war on the government, aiming to eradicate an elite state force known as the Tactical Group which the gang accuses of treating its members unfairly. "If you want war, you'll get a war. We have already shown that we know where you are. We are coming for all of you," reads a professionally printed banner signed by the cartel and hung on a building in Guanajuato in May.

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■ It's safe to say most people can agree hospitals are places where people go to feel better. During the coronavirus pandemic, however, a new study reveals about half of all COVID patients are actually leaving hospitals in worse shape than when they entered. In another case of COVID "long-hauler" side-effects, a team from Michigan Medicine says around 45 percent of patients who survive the virus exit the hospital with significantly less physical function. "Rehabilitation needs were really, really common for these patients," says pediatric physiatrist Alecia K. Daunter, M.D., in a university release. "They survived, but these people left the hospital in worse physical condition than they started. If they needed outpatient therapy or are now walking with a cane, something happened that impacted their discharge plan." Researchers reviewed the health data of almost 300 adults hospitalized with COVID-19 between March and April 2020. This information included discharge data, each patient's therapy needs, and whether they needed special medical equipment or services after leaving the hospital. The findings reveal doctors prescribed additional therapy for a staggering 80 percent of COVID-19 patients. Concerningly, nearly one in five patients lost so much of their physical ability they could no longer live independently after leaving the hospital. "These patients may have needed to move to a subacute facility, or they might have needed to move in with a family member, but they were not able to go home," Daunter adds. "This has a massive impact on patients and their families emotionally and physically."


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Magazine ■ It is hard to believe, but 100 years ago Lucille Ball was born. Today, she lives on through her films and re-runs of her television shows such as I Love Lucy, Here's Lucy and The Lucy Show. I thought she was just fabulous. I can remember the first time I saw Lucille Ball in a film - it was at a Saturday afternoon matinee in 1951 and I laughed at her antics in the Fuller Brush Girl playing opposite Eddie Albert. Lucille Désirée Ball was born on August 6th 1911 in Jamestown, New York. The family moved around a lot due to her father's occupation. After he died in 1915, Lucille's mother remarried. It was her grandfather who took Lucille and her brother Frederick to see vaudeville shows. Lucille was enthralled and decided to be an actress. She managed to get work in the chorus of Broadway shows before going to Hollywood where her first small on-screen appearance was in a film titled The Bowery which starred George Raft and Wallace Beery. Lucille persevered but it took her two years and almost 30 film appearances before she was even listed in the credits. Lucille met and eloped with Cuban-born bandleader Desi Arnaz in 1940. It was a stormy relationship and although Lucille filed for divorce in 1944 they reconciled and continued their marriage. Lucille dyed her hair red and appeared in

Whatever Happened To ... Lucille Ball By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM films such as Lover Come Back, Easy To Wed and Sorrowful Jones. In 1949 Lucille was cast in the successful radio series, My Favourite Husband, playing opposite Richard Denning. When the show was being considered for a television series Lucille insisted that Desi Arnaz be cast as her husband. The next door neighbors were to be played by Vivien Vance and William Frawley (who loathed each other off-screen). The first episode of I love Lucy was broadcast in October of 1951. The show went to air ‘live’ in front of a studio audience in Los Angeles and was kinescoped for airing on the East Coast. Desi stepped in when there was a problem with the quality of the film and the show was

● Lucille Ball going to be dropped - Desi paid for quality filming and introduced the three-camera technique on the condition that their company, Desilu, retained the rights to the film stock after the episodes had been aired for the first time. It was a ‘master stroke’ as the show has now been in syndication throughout the world for 60 years.

In later years the Desilu Studios produced shows such as The Untouchables, Star Trek, Mission Impossible and My Three Sons. Lucy and Desi had two children Lucie and Desi Jnr. I Love Lucy was in production till 1960 and when it finished Lucy and Desi divorced. Lucy continued her television career in Here's Lucy and The Lucy Show. She married her second husband Garry Morton in 1961. Lucy was very busy with her Broadway show Wildcat, managing Desilu Studios, television shows and appearing in films such as the title role in Mame. Desi Arnaz passed away in 1986 and Lucy died in 1989. Her final public appearance was at the Academy Awards just four weeks before her death. Although they had gone their separate ways Lucy and Desi still loved and respected each other. Lucille Ball was one of the greatest comediennes of the 20th century and as we watch those old shows on television - there is no doubt - we still love Lucy. Kevin Trask Kevin can be heard on 3AW The Time Tunnel - Remember When Sundays at 10.10pm with Philip Brady and Simon Owens. And on 96.5 FM That's Entertainment - Sundays at 12 Noon. www.innerfm.org.au

Brett Whiteley works at Bendigo

Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything A major touring exhibition from the Art Gallery of New South Wales highlights Brett Whiteley's exceptional talent for drawing and he central role it placed in his career. Drawing lay at the heart of everything Brett Whiteley produced - from paintings, sculpture to prints, Brett Whiteley Drawing id Everything is the first exhibition to explore the important role the medium played in Whiteley's practice as the foundation of a master Australian processes. The exhibition features over 110 works including rarely-seen early images of Sydney and Europe, the great abstracts that bought Whiteley international fame in the 1960s, as well as the lyrical landscapes, portraits, interiors and nudes that established him as one of the most prominent Australian artists of the 20th century. Exhibition opens July 31 and closes October 31. SOUL fury A new exhibition of work by contemporary female artists from across the globe. Presented by Bendigo Art Gallery in collaboration with independent curator Nur Shkembi, SOUL fury brings together the work of 16 leading Australian and international contemporary artists. While each artist offers a diverse ethnic, spiritual and cultural perspective, their work is connected by shared narratives that reflect the strength and vulnerability of feminist discourse essential to the current social and political climate. The exhibition takes its title from a collection of contemporaryseven translations of the 13th century Sufi poet and mystique Rumi and his mentor and friend Shams Tabriz, which shares the power of spiritual interconnectedness, friendship and intellectual energy. Exhibition opens august 7 and closes October 21. BendigoArt Gallery 42 View St. , Bendigo - Peter Kemp

Tolarno Galleries Bill Henson: Bill Henson's new exhibition is a

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The three fashion sisters who seduced Melbourne in 2018 return to sing sailors to their doom once again. Questioning patriarchal norms and the stories we're used to telling, it's a show that redefined modern opera Production opens Tuesday June 29 at 7.30pm on Wednesday June 39 at 7.30pm and then Thursday July 1 at 7.30pm and Friday July 2, at 7.30pm. - Peter Kemp

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with Peter Kemp glittering array of never-seen-before photographs. Some were commenced in in the 1990s, all were completed during Melbourne's long COVID-19 lockdowns. The sense of deep time behind Henson's images is a hallmark of his approach to photography - an attempt, as he puts it "to get closer to things." The National Gallery of Victoria famously debuting Bill Henson in 1975 at the age of 19, describes him as "one of Australia's leading contemporary artists. His powerful and edgy photographs approach the painterly and the cinematic, bringing together the formal and classical with the gritty, casual dramas of the everyday. Exhibition opens June 26 and closes July 24. Tolarno Galleries Level 4/ 104 Exhibition St. Melbourne - Peter Kemp

Victorian Opera Lorelei Dressed to impress, the Lorelei are poised on their rock. Their songs are so beguiling that they cause ships to crash. But today our Lorelei are having a crisis of conscience. Must they keep doing things the way they always have?

■ Triple J is launching Blak Out, a show for First Nations Australians, created by First Nations Australians. Every Sunday from 5pm to 6pm, Host Corey Webster (known by his rap alias "Nooky") will present the latest music from First Nations artists across all genres, interview artists and showcase new playlists. Blak Out is curated and produced by Nooky, alongside Triple J Programmer and Weekend Lunch Presenter, and Gamilaroi woman, Karla Ranby. The show's first instalment airs this week. ■ LiSTNR Podcasts has announced the launch of a fortnightly LGBTQIA+ podcast, Come Out Wherever You Are, to coincide with Pride Month 2021. The podcast is hosted by Sean Szeps, a father and member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Each episode, Sean interviews guests across Australia’s gender and sexuality spectrum. The podcast aims to understand the unique aspects of each guest's identity, their personal experience of embracing their own identity, what their own coming out experience has been like, and how society can better support people in the LGBTIQIA+ community. ■ Gillian Lantouris has started as a Chase Producer and Associate Producer at 9 News Melbourne. In this role, Gillian will gather material and interviews for the show and assist in writing and preparing news bulletins. She will also occasionally file for radio, primarily for 3AW.

● Elvis Presley ■ Here's advance notice that Elvis impersonators by the score are about to invade Hamer Hall, Melbourne on August 1 in a one show only of 'ElvisKing of the World'. Headlining the show is Mark Anthony accompanied by 100 performers- choir, and musos .The how is being produced by rock legends John St John and Marty Rhone. Be there, tickets at the usual suspects. Uh, hum.

The Name Game

■ It goes against my grain when I hear of others knocking off someone else's hard work. But I do forgive the local rock band AC/DSHE featuring Laura Davidson as front vocalist who will perform AC/DC Tribute show, Sat urday, August 21 I'm told AC/DSHE is a legally acceptable variation on the original name and word in the Blue Room is Laura's performance will knock' em dead..

Star in shutdown

■ Hugh Jackman is in the home straight staying in a Sydney hotel serving self-imposed covid quarantine. 'He is absolutely charming' said a worker delivering his meals. A well-known blogger booked into the same hotel so she can be up, close and personal if Hugh appears to stretch his legs. No luck so far.

Hall of Famer postponed

■ Australian tennis doyen Lleyton Hewitt was to be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in New York City. Along came COVID and his travel plans had to be cancelled. Hopefully the award will be part of next year's knee's-up.

Hit and run causalty

■ American actress Lisa Barnes was a very busy actress with a portfolio of film and stage work to her credit. Lisa was victim of a hit run accident in Chicago earlier this month. Her folio of work included the film Cocktail with Tom Hanks, and a leading role in the stage performance of High Society. Colleagues described Lisa as 'hilarious and kindhearted'. Lisa was aged 58. - John O’Keefe


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Movies, DVDs with Jim Sherlock, Aaron Rourke What’s Hot and What’s Not FILM: CRUELLA (Now in Cinemas & Streaming on DISNEY+): G e n r e : Crime/Comedy. Cast: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Paul Walter, Mark Strong. Year: 2021. Rating: P G . Length: 134 Minutes. Stars: * * * ½ Review: Live-action prequel to the 1961 Disney animated classic "One Hundred and One Dalmatians" of a young fashion designer with a dark past in '70s London who slowly but surely turns into the renowned villain we now know as Cruella de Vil as she wreaks havoc against her diabolical nemesis, The Baroness. Without giving too much of the plot away, this is a deliciously wicked, deliriously delightful and outrageously stylish journey of one of the screen's most revered anti-heroes, a hugely entertaining and sparkling slice of scrumptious offbeat fun that is sure to be as stimulating for adults as it will be for children, and for the few with what it may lack in some areas, it certainly makes up for it in others as a beguiling visual feast for the eyes and senses that never lets go. Emma Stone delivers a smash-and-grab and wildly eccentric duel performance as the orphaned Estella and soon to be devilishly wicked Cruella de Vil, as does the cold-hearted, ruthless and mean spirited Emma Thompson as the fashion nemesis with a tragic secret, The Baroness, both delivering their respective performances with acidtongued delight, and aided superbly with comic relief by Joel Fry and Paul Walter Hauser as Estelle/Cruella's long time street crime cohorts, and veteran Mark Strong (RockNrolla) as The Baroness' loyal valet and accomplice. Overflowing with eye-popping costume design, period detail and a standout soundtrack, Director Graig Gillespie, whose previous credits include the Oscar winning "I, Tonya" (2017), "The Finest Hours" (2016), and the 2011 remake of horror cult-classic "Fright Night", has ultimately delivered a fashionably flashy, charming, poignant, playful and delectably dark as night old fashioned crime-comedy romp of extravagant theatrics in which being so bad has rarely ever been so bewitchingly good. FILM: CRISIS (New to DVD): G e n r e : Drama/Thriller. Cast: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans. Year: 2021. Rating: M A 1 5 + Length: 118 Minutes. Stars: * * ½ Review: Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, three stories follow a police drug traffic operation arranging a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation, a desperate mother searching for answers of her missing son, and a university professor who battles unexpected revelations about his employer at a pharmaceutical company bringing a new "non-addictive" painkiller to market. Fascinating in parts and moderately entertaining drama is well paced but falters throughout with lack of balance between the characters and their stories, and that there's little new on offer, and even though its heart is in the right place in covering real life issues, this interwoven trilogy of stories and events would have served far better had it only covered one, or at most, combined only two of the more compelling stories, that of the mother and her son and the University Professor, but as it stands there's too much reliance on cliché and overall it seems to have gone 'a bridge too far.' Co-executive producer and star Gary Oldman gives for the most part a relatively restrained yet compelling performance as the University Professor battling personal beliefs and a giant pharmaceutical corporation, as does Evangeline Lilly with good solid conviction as the tormented and embittered mother, however, it is Armie Hammer as the clichéd gung-ho lone wolf undercover cop with brazen do-or-die 'it's my way or the highway' antics in this section of the story where the cracks of credibility and reality appear. Writer-director Nicholas Jarecki, whose only previous feature credit is the superior thriller "Arbitrage" (2012) with Richard Gere, has taken a genuinely interesting and tragic topic that rages amongst our culture today, and even though it is all well intentioned, it fails to hit a nerve or inspire, a cinematic equivalent of a multi-layered hamburger filled with too much filling that ultimately fails to satisfy the appetite or leave a lasting impression. - James Sherlock

Rourke’s Reviews In The Heights ■ (PG). 143 minutes. Opens in cinemas June 24. After the huge success of Hamilton, which has taken the world by storm, Lin-Manuel Miranda gets to adapt his 2008 Tony Award winning Broadway musical for the big screen, with a hefty budget, and directed by Jon M. Chu, who helmed the box-office smash Crazy Rich Asians. Despite a flashy technical sheen, In The Heights is lightweight and hollow, taking worthy subject matter and sanding the edges off it. The young, unknown leads lack genuine screen presence (the only familiar face is Jimmy Smits), never truly grabbing audience attention and pulling us into the story and each character's plight. The story's utter predictability doesn't help, and its examination of neighbourhood gentrification is as hard-hitting as the 2017 TV sitcom Superior Donuts. Chu slicks up every musical number by using every technical trick in the book, but all this does is amplify the static drama happening in-between. Those who loved Miranda's Hamilton will most likely take to In The Heights, but for others, this is merely a soft, family-friendly, song-and-dance version of Spike Lee's magnificent 1989 film, Do The Right Thing, and is nowhere near as inventive and provocative as Lee's criminally under-rated 2015 musical, Chi-raq. RATING - **½

Conjuring 3 ■ The Devil Made Me Do It (MA). 112 minutes. Now showing in cinemas. Paranormal experts Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) return to face a case of the supernatural, but this third official chapter in the series (alongside a slew of spin-offs that are part of the Conjuring universe) is a tepid affair, relying too often on formula plotting and cheap scares. Set in the early 80s, we see the Warrens investigate a series of possessions, which all may have been committed by the same demonic spirit, but first they have to convince a court of law that the phenomena really exists, as it is the defence put forth on behalf of Arne (Ruairi O'Connor), who killed a man while overtaken by a vicious entity. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two Conjuring movies, with director James Wan confidently handling the familiar material with skill and a genuine love for the genre. After Saw (2004), Wan has commendably moved away from

graphic gore, to relying more on atmosphere and suspense, making him stand out from a number of his fellow contemporaries. Here he hands the reigns over to Michael Chaves (The Curse Of La Llorona), and his undistinguished style hurts this entry early on, with every scare painfully obvious. Wilson and Farmiga still make a good team, but the script lets them down on this occasion. The Conjuring 3 is not the worst in its ever-expanding universe, but there is a staleness that hovers over proceedings. The Warrens, as played by the two stars, are characters worthy of a cinema franchise, but this series needs a serious shake-up, if it wants to have any chance of continuing to successfully surprise and engage its sizeable legion of fans. RATING - **

A Quiet Place ■ Part II (M). 97 minutes. Now showing in cinemas. With the first film becoming a surprise box-office smash, it was inevitable that a sequel would follow, and returning writer/director John Krasinski obliges, delivering more of the same but on a bigger budget this time. The surviving members of the Abbott family, headed by Evelyn (Emily Blunt), decide to leave their farmhouse fort to seek out their nearby neighbour (Cillian Murphy), so they can locate the source of a radio signal that may offer hope of escape from the sound-sensitive aliens that have decimated the earth. Leading the way is Evelyn's deaf daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds), who is sure salvation lies ahead of them. The original movie was formula stuff, relying on tropes and cliches horror fans had seen a million times before, with Tremors and Signs the most noticeable influences. This time around Krasinski seems inspired by Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later (even down to the appearance of Murphy), but is missing that film's propulsive energy and distinctive direction, instead letting illogic and stupidity take over a little too often. Simmonds is again the acting standout, but both movies are vastly inferior to the one that gave us her wonderful feature film debut, Todd Haynes's under-appreciated Wonderstruck (2017). For those who don't watch horror movies, A Quiet Place Part II may offer some thrills, but for those that have seen a few, this is utterly forgettable, supplying little in the way of originality, compelling characters, and most of all, scares. RATING - ** - Aaron Rourke

Top 10 Lists JUNE 20-26 THE AUSTRALIAN BOX OFFICE TOP TEN: 1. THE CONJURING 3: The Devil Made Me Do It. 2. A QUIET PLACE Part II. 3. CRUELLA. 4. DREAM HORSE. 5. SPIRIT UNTAMED. 6. WRATH OF MAN. 7. COUSINS. 8. PETER RABBIT 2. 9. THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD. 10. JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH. NEW RELEASES AND COMING SOON TO CINEMAS AROUND AUSTRALIA: JUNE 17: FAST & FURIOUS 9, FROM THE VINE, MY ZOE, PLAYING WITH SHARKS. JUNE 24: BUCKLEY'S CHANCE, IN THE HEIGHTS, THE HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD, THE SPARKS BROTHERS. JULY 1: ESCAPE ROOM: Tournament of Champions, HERSELF, LITTLE JOE, VIVO, WEREWOLVES WITHIN. JULY 8: BLACK WIDOW 2D, BLACK WIDOW 3D, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Leonardo The Works. TOP DVD AND BLU-RAY SALES: 1. NOBODY [Action/Crime/Bob Odenkirk, Christopher Lloyd]. 2. GREENLAND [Action/Thriller/Gerard Butler, Hope Davis]. 3. CRISIS [Drama/Thriller/Gary Oldman, Evangeline Lilly]. 4. THE UNHOLY [Horror/Jeffrey Dean Morgan]. 5. NOMADLAND [Drama/Frances McDormand, David Strathairn]. 6. COSMIC SIN [Action/Sci-Fi/Adventure/ Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo]. 7.CHAOS WALKING [Sci-Fi/Action/ Adventure/Fantasy/Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland]. 8. Zack Snyder's JUSTICE LEAGUE [Action/Fantasy/Adventure/Ben Affleck, Amy Adams]. 9. BLACKBIRD [Drama/Comedy/Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Kate Winslet]. NEW HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH. GODZILLA vs KONG. GODZILLA vs KONG 4K-UHD. TOM & JERRY: The Movie. DVD AND/OR BLU-RAY NEW & RE-RELEASE CLASSIC MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE [Classic/Sci-Fi/ Thriller/John Hoyt, Barbara Rush]. NEW RELEASE TELEVISION, DOCUMENTARY AND MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: FULLER HOUSE: Season 5. FISK: Season 1. - James Sherlock

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Down 138. Famous Swiss mountain 141. Main artery 142. Flowed away 143. Yesterday, ..., tomorrow 151. Cling (to) 153. Early fetus 155. Directed 156. Surly person 159. Hoping (to) 160. Vitality 161. Irritating 164. 365-day periods 165. Cosmetics boss, Elizabeth ... 168. Legendary Atlantic continent 170. Money 173. Car distance clock 174. Mideast waterway (4,5) 177. Raincoat fabric 178. Gradually diminished 181. Devotees 185. Thrilling 186. Loss of memory 187. Beginnings 188. Trampled 193. Obscure 194. Sports injury remedy (3,4) 195. Hot springs 200. Venetian boats 201. Conceive of 206. Havens 207. Increases threefold 208. Sun-tanned 209. Most inquisitive 211. Coup organiser 214. Cigarette users 216. Affair of the heart 217. Giving green light to 218. Huge 220. Blacksmith's block 222. German wine, ... Riesling 224. Most avid 225. US cotton state 226. Giant Himalayan peak 229. Criticise harshly 232. Lion's neck hair 235. Poorer quality 236. Wear down 237. Soft goat wool 241. Fence planks 242. Authorise 244. Bridge over gorge 245. Louder 248. Trophies 249. Those ones 251. Weaponry 252. Bogs 253. Office circulars 254. Grand Slam winner, ... Agassi 255. Writer, ... Dahl 259. Happen 260. Prized fur 261. Genders 262. Method 264. Sudden attack 265. Son of Adam & Eve 267. Sprint Solution - Page 30


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Magazine Crossroads By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads com.au

Bruce’s new gig ■ Veteran broadcaster Bruce Stewart is back on air every Monday, 1pm- 3 pm, at Casey Radio 97.7FM. The onet-ime 3DB announcer and band manager hosts a mixed format that features the legends of music and the local contingent as well. https://www.caseyradio.com.au/oo

Weekend at Brian’s ■ Legendary Australian performer Brian Cadd will perform at Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, this Sunday (June 27)( with doors opening at 4.30pm. The multi award winner, ARIA Hall Of Famer and Recipient of an Order of Australia is sure to give his audience an afternoon of pure nostalgia with some of the most memorable songs Australians have come to know. Tickets and more info at https:// w w w. t r y b o o k i n g . c o m / e v e n t s / landing?embed&eid=723006

Caravan rolls on ■ After a testing time with COVID the popular Archies Creek Hotel Caravan Music Club is back showcasing a multi genre list of artists. With new acts being scheduled weekly the roster features a who's who of the local music scene. More info: https://www.facebook.com/ thearchiescreekhotel/ - Rob Foenander

Iranian Film Festival in Melb. ■ The Iranian Film Festival Australia will go ahead in Melbourne from July 8-15 and films will be available online to national audiences till July 30. The new dates follow the June lockdown in Melbourne which forced cinemas to close and the Festival to be postponed. Film lovers will be offered an opportunity to view this year’s stunning selection of acclaimed and award-winning features, celebrating the diverse and thought-provoking riches of Iranian cinema. FFA Director Armin Miladi said: “We are delighted that Melbourne audiences, known for their love of film, will have an opportunity to see this year’s films on the big screen. “This year despite the COVID pandemic has been a very strong period for Iranian cinema, enabling us to present a fantastic and diverse range of films including 10 films selected In Competition. “We are delighted to present three films from female filmmakers including our opening night film Titi by Ida Panahandeh; we pay tribute to the acclaimed director Kambuzia Partovi with the premiere of The Truck (Kamion2018) his final film which will close the Festival, and we also have a focus on the culture and music of Southern Iran showcasing two documentaries, Chicheka Lullaby and Sebaloo, and Manijeh Hekmat’s recent hit, Bandar Band

featuring musicians from this part of Iran.” Now in its 10th year, Iranian Film Festival Australia is the only nation-wide Australian Festival dedicated to Iranian Cinema. Melbourne Iranian Film Festival dates: July 8 - 15 exclusively at Cinema Nova. Online nationally until July 30. Bookings for Cinema Nova: http://www.cinemanova.com.au/ events/iranian-film-festivalaustralia Bookings for the Festival online: http://www.iffa.net.au - Cheryl Threadgold

System Error

■ System Error is being presented from July 7 - 11 at Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall. System Error presented by Chamber Made. It is a new hybrid work where technology and the human body collide to create an aural-visual experience through a bespoke instrument made from a matrix of electrically conductive tape. Chamber Made Artistic Director and performance-maker Tamara Saulwick comes together with contemporary dance-maker, composer and instrument designer Alisdair Macindoe to create and perform in the premiere of System Error. They are joined by data visualisation artist Melanie Huang, director Lucy Guerin and writer Emilie Collyer.

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Centred around a custom-made technical system designed by Macindoe, System Error features hundreds of metres of electrically conductive tape across the performance !loor that functions as a live mixing circuit. The performers act as conductors through the touch of their fingers, hands and feet to trigger a soundscape as well as data visuals on a large projection screen. Macindoe says: “Since a young age, I have always enjoyed creating new systems for communication and expression by deconstructing musical instruments and electronic devices. The sound design for this project is a continuation of that compulsion.” System Error contemplates the frailties and imperfections of humanity and interrogates the increasingly dependent and integrated relationship between people and technology. Co-creator and performer Tamara Saulwick and Alisdair Macindoe Director Lucy Guerin Data visualisation artist Melanie Huang Contributing writer and text consultant Emilie Collyer Lighting designer Amelia LeverDavidson Audio engineer Nick Roux Performance Dates: July 7 - 11 Times: 7.30pm Wed – Sat, 5pm Sun Duration: 60 mins

Venue: Arts House – North Melbourne Town Hall Address: 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne Tickets: $20 + booking fee Bookings: artshouse.com.au or 9322 3720 As part of their Salons series, Chamber Made will host a discussion about System Error at Arts House at 6.30pm on Wednesday, June 30. It’s an opportunity to hear the artists speak about the collaborative process of creating the work including a demonstration of the instrument, projections and technology. - Cheryl Threadgold

Hamilton Gallery

■ Artists featured in the Home Is More Than A Place exhibition include: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Howard Arkley, Atong Atem, Karima Baadilla, Francis Bacon, Paul Baxter, Anney Bounpraseuth, Jess Bradford, John Bulunbulun, Chloe Caday, Nicholas Chevalier, Brian Dunlop, Makeda Duong, Hannah Gartside, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Maggie Hensel-Brown, Kait James, Les Kossatz, Holly Macdonald, Kent Morris, Chris O’Brien, Margaret Olley, NC Qin & Felix Esteban, James Quinn, Elvis Richardson, Suwa Sozan, Ishikawa Toraji, Katie West. http://www.hamiltongallery.org/ whats-on/index.html

Observations RS O ED A I S G NS O RS E S E F F F U RS E ED V ER N S T O I D A A Y R DA E NG E RY S GE R E S V ED R ED S T S E OX E NS

with Matt Bissett-Johnson

Mike McColl Jones

Top 5 THE T OP 5 ILL -CHO SEN TOP ILL-CHO -CHOSEN VENUES FOR A BUSINES S OPPORTUNITY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY.. 5. Opening a dental practice in Collingwood or Port Adelaide. 4. A health-food café in Wuhan, China. 3. Scott Morrison delivering a Christmas message to the cast and crew of “4 Corners”. 2. Australian Vegan Association’s annual dinner at Vlado’s. 1. Ronaldo to address the Coca-Cola AGM.


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Sport

Standby for the Golden Rose ■ The Golden Rose, a time honoured event to be run at Rosehill on September 26, could attract some of the very best three-year-olds in the land. Early markets have the top colt, Anamoe, prepared by James Cummings for the Godolphin team, as an early favourite and deservedly so. One of the most consistent colts going around he has come off a good second in the Golden Slipper and then a winner of the Sires Produce. The stable feel that he could be the best twoyear-old in the land at present. The Golden Rose for the three-year-olds always attracts the best and with the then threeyear-olds, who will strut their stuff. Anamoe always gives of his best and doesn't know how to run a bad race. Up to and including his win in the Sires he had raced seven times for three wins, two seconds and a third. He is by the leading sire, Street Boss, from the good mare, Anamato. You can't miss following him up. On the next line is another smart youngster, Stay Inside, by the former Blue Diamond Stakes winner, Extreme Choice. He is prepared by the Freedman brothers, Richard and Michael, part of the Freedom Clan with their older brother, Lee, and current Victorian trainer, Anthony Freedman. Lee has retuned from training in Singapore and is settling in Queensland. Back to Stay Inside: he is a colt with a ton of ability as shown by not only his win in the Golden Slipper, which he dominated, but by his previous wins. In his only unplaced run back on March 6, was when he ran unlucky fourth to Anamoe in the Todman Stakes at Randwick. The Freedmans have a big opinion of him, and he has proved it, and I couldn't agree more. He is one to beat for sure. Then we have another smart colt in Converge, in the strong camp of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, in Sydney. By the champion English horse and now sire, Frankel, out of the Irish mare, Coversely, he was backed off the map in the coveted J.J.Atkins over 1600 metres. He quickly went to them in the staright at Eagle Farm, with his rider Tim Clark easing the two-year-old up in the run to the line. Since then he has been heavily back to win the Golden Rose on his own Dung Hill at Rosehill. Next, we have the Blue Diamond Stakes winner this year in Artorius, who finished out of a place in the Golden Slipper, but had no luck in the run. He is the strong camp of Anthony Freedman and his son, Sam, and they feel you win see the real Artorius, when the chips are down in the Golden Rose come September. He is most consistent having had only had three starts when he contested the Golden Slipper having won two of them and a second at his first start. Then we have another smart colt in Captivant, prepared by Peter and Paul Snowden

Fastnet Rock and feel he has a good chance here. Among the chances is the beaten favourite in the Golden Slipper in Profiteer, with Mick Price and Michael Kent Junior at Caulfield. He led them up early in the Golden Slipper, showing his usual customary pace, but was run down in the last 200 metres. But he is smart and can atone here.

The Graduates

● Artorious winning the Blue Diamond. Racing Photos. Slipper, after beginning awkwardly and being pushed wide being 12th the turn and ran a creditable fifth after being eased again at the 200 metre mark. He then ran a good third in the Inglis Sires behind Anamoe, and once again copped trouble getting overbalanced in the run. The James Cummings trained Ingratiating is smart on his day after a good third in the Golden Slipper, behind Stay Inside. Prior to that, fe had won at Flemington in good style, before being runner-up in the Blue Diamond at Caulfield behind Artorius. He is by the young American sire, now resident in Australia, in Frosted. Another smart youngster is Hilal, in the strong Hawkes camp, who second to Anamoe in the Inglis Sires over 1400 metres on April 10. The stable has a big opinion of the son of

Ted Ryan

■ The third crop of the Thoroughbred Breeders Australia Fast Track Program celebrated their graduation in a ceremony at Scone in New South Wales. Launched in 2018, by TBA in collaboration with TAFE NSW, Fast Track was designed to create a structured pathway to bring new workers into the breeding industry. Over the past 12 months, the Group have studied for a Certificate 111 in Horse Breeding. They completed full-time traineeships with some of the country's most respected Stud Farms such as Godolphin, Vinery, Widden, Segenhoe, Kitchwin Hills, and Twin Hills. The Program is now in its fourth year and it is proving a great way to bring people into our Industry that would otherwise never come to work on a farm. The successful candidates have a mixture of backgrounds; some have lots of horse experience, while others have never touched a horse, but have a passion for racing or an interest in pedigrees before starting the course. Almost none o them, have a background with thoroughbreds. Along with the formal units of study, the program also includes a number of additional lectures from leaders in the Industry. This ensures trainees develop a good understanding of different aspects of breeding. There is also a strong focus on personal development and transferable skills.

Looking for a Professional to run the show? who won the Champagne Stakes at Randwick back on April 24 beating some smart youngsters in, Hilal, and Converge. He was never out of trouble in the Golden

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Ted Ryan Phone 9876 1652 Mobile: 0412 682 927 E-Mail: tedryan@australiaonline.net.au ted.ryan@optusnet.com.au ● Aanmoe, James Cummings trained. Racing Photos.


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MARKETING FEATURE

Want to hear about backyard hens? ■ By Giuliana Postregna of Talking Hens at Merricks: "Where the chicken AND egg come first!"

● Json gives his presentation on Backyard Hens.

■ The growing popularity of owning backyard hens has largely been due to families wanting to become more self-sustainable. So why is keeping backyard hens so good for your family? Well, hens make for fantastic pets. Our breed of hens are Hy-line Browns which are extremely friendly and placid. They love company and l ike nothing more than to spend time interacting with their owners. We hear lots of entertaining stories from our customers such as their hens going on school runs, on swings with the kids and happily jumping up onto their laps. Good egg-laying breeds like our Hy-Line also quickly pay for themselves by providing your family with highly nutritious and delicious eggs throughout the year. Their eggs are high in protein and minerals but low in calories. You also have peace of mind knowing exactly how your hens are treated and what food they have eaten. Of course, you can’t get more “local” food than what you get from your own backyard. When combined with a vegetable garden, your family becomes far more self-sufficient and able to live more sustainably. If you really had to avoid social contact, your hens and vegetables could keep your household well fed over the long-term. Hen ownership also teaches children some important, practical lessons about life. Not only do they need to be responsible for f eeding and providing water for their hens but they must collect eggs daily and keep the coop clean and safe. Excess eggs can also be sold or given away to friends and neighbours which is a great way of benefiting others in your local community. Come visit us.