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IRONCLAD PIER DATE PLEASE: MP

● Handreds of fans gathered in Lygon St, Carlton on Monday morning after Italy’s win against England in the Euro final. Photo: Twitter/Lachie Flannigan

FOXES ON THE PROWL ■ July through to September is peak fox breeding season and they are currently on the prowl, says Bayside City Council. “Many foxes live quietly in backyards or garages without residents knowing. They are generally nocturnal, resting during the day under houses, sheds, woodpiles, drain pipes, car bodies and bushes. They may also travel through properties en route to other food sources.

The Council says it investigates all formal reports of fox sightings on public land. A Bayside Council representative said: ■ Lock up chickens, ducks, guinea pigs and pet rabbits in a roofed and floored enclosure overnight ■ Clean up food scraps, pet food left outside and excess fruit dropped by fruit trees Cover your compost heap or use a compost bin

● Middle Brighton Pier implement repairs. Thirteen months later, the repair job still has not been completed. “The tendering for the second stage of works has only just been approved. “These works will start on July 12 and He has called on will close off the whole the Government to pier for at least 12 nominate an ‘ironclad’ weeks. “Embarrassingly, date by which the ● James Newbury works will be finished. grades at the historic Labor’s own signage “My constituency Middle Brighton at the pier states that the works will be comquestion is to the Act- Pier? “Thirteen months pleted this month. ing Premier. I ask: “In truth, we know given the responsible ago, without notice, the minister is struggling, State Labor Govern- the works might not can the Acting Pre- ment closed off be completed this mier provide the com- Middle Brighton Pier. year.I ask: given the “After intense responsible minister is mittee with an ironclad date for the community advocacy, struggling, can the completion of the long Labor begrudgingly Acting Premier prooverdue safety up- committed funding to ● Turn to Page 2 -

■ BRIGHTON MLA James Newbury says the State Government is running late with works on the Middle Brighton Pier.

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‘Ironclad’ date needed for pier says Brighton MLA vide the committee with an ironclad date for the completion of the long overdue safety upgrades at the historic Middle Brighton Pier? “My community knows Labor was dragged kicking and screaming to fund upgrades to our historic pier and is now overseeing repairs at a rate slower than paint dries. “With many community groups and not-for-profit organisations waiting to plan for the summer, can the Acting Premier provide an ironclad date as to when the pier will open?” Mr Newbury asked in the Legislative Assembly.

Local Politics Caulfield gongs

■ Caulfield MLA David Southwick has praised local receipients of Queen’s Birthday Honours. Speaking in State Parliament this month, Mr Southwick said: “Caulfield has always been known for great community giving, and I wanted to recognise the 23 people that were recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours. “Thank you for your service to community: Adrian Bartak, for service to music; Dean Cohen, for disability; Helen Shardey, former member for Caulfield, for service to the Jewish community; Deborah Halpern, for the arts; Izydor Marmur, for the Jewish community; Amanda Miller, for philanthropy and impact investments; Gerard Naughtin, for disability; James Ostroburski, for community charitable organisations; Arthur Papadimitriou, for the galleries sector; Dug Pomeroy, also for charitable work; Horace Poussard, for conservation; Hyam Rawicki, for rehabilitation medicine; Max Wald, for the Jewish community; Miriam Weisz, also for community health; Professor Alan Wolff, for service to medicine; Andrew Blode, for child protection work that he has done; Rabbi Yaakov Glasman, for his work on interfaith dialogue; Professor Stephen Davis, for medical education; Professor Geoffrey Metz, for distinguished service to medicine; Charles Justin, for museums; Elana Rubin, for her work in corporate governance; Ricci Swart, for media and film; and Suzi Carp, for her work on medical research and children. “These are fantastic, fantastic people that have done an amazing job, and I thank them for all of their work,” Mr Southwick said.

Burwood boost

■ Will Fowles, Burwood MLA, too to the floor of State Parliament this month to praise his won political party. “I rise today to discuss the housing policy the Victorian Liberals took to the last election,” Mr Fowles said. “Yes, there it is in all its glorious detail. In contrast, I am proud to be a member of the Andrews Labor Government, a government which is delivering a once-in-a-generation expansion of social housing. “We are building new homes, improving existing ones and supporting vulnerable Victorians on a scale our state has never seen before. “The Big Housing Build is delivering 12,000 new homes for vulnerable Victorians. It will create thousands of jobs and benefit our whole community, because when secure housing is in place, the delivery of health care, education, employment supports and a host of other government services becomes much, much less challenging. “We are not just building new homes; we are improving the conditions of existing social housing too, with 35,000 homes receiving upgraded heating, cooling, insulation and water systems. “The latest budget also sees a $193 million investment into successful programs which support people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. “That includes $11 million to provide quality accommodation to vulnerable young people, including those exiting the youth justice system. LGBTIQ Victorians are twice as likely to experience homelessness and housing instability, which is why we are creating a new homelessness support service,” Mr Fowles said.

Ding ding disappears ■ Jacinta Allan, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, told State Parliament this month that over the ‘winter break’ there will be level crossing removal works at Bonbeach, Chelsea, Edithvale, Dandenong, Dandenong South, Berwick, Hallam, Lynbrook, Mooroolbark, Lilydale, Preston, Glenroy, Laverton, Deer Park, Ardeer, Hoppers Crossing, Werribee and Williamstown. “Every part of Melbourne is covered by these works, and these level crossings have two things in common: Labor is removing them to save lives— (Time expired).”


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Drug bust at Cheltenham $40,000 CASH SEIZED

● Cr Sally Capp, Lord Mayor Discounted parking is being offered to encourage more Victorians back into the city to bring back the buzz and support jobs. Parking for school holiday attractions like Winter Village, Truffle Festival and Imaginaria will be cheaper thanks to big parking discounts on offer. $5 parking deals will be available on weekends and after 4pm on weekdays across 33 Wilson and Secure Parking car parks until August 22, by pre-booking parking online or via an app. Lord Mayor Sally Capp said discounts from car park operators was another way to encourage more people back into the city. "Every extra person that comes into the city provides an opportunity for local traders who have just been through the toughest trading period in decades," Cr Capp said. "We want to bring back the buzz to Melbourne because a vibrant and busy city means more customers for businesses and more Melburnians in jobs.”

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The City of Port Phillip is seeking volunteers to get involved with test ing its new online system this month. “We are developing a new online system to provide our customers with more options to interact with us, : said a Council representative. “This will not replace our current face to face or telephone services but will allow you and all of our customers to interact with Council when and where you want to.” Sessions will be held at the St Kilda Town Hall during business hours on: Wednesday, July 14; Friday, July 16; Monday, July 19; and Friday, July 23. Bayside Council is partnering with Cultivating Community to help in spire bring gardens to life by incorporating a variety of native or indigenous plants at home. Bayside City Council and Cultivating Community's Simone Broekman will explore how to incorporate native plants into gardens in a free Zoom event to be held from 7pm-8.30pm on Thursday, July 29. Topics include: ■ Why you should introduce native plants to your garden ■ Growing edible native plants ■ Creating 'green corridors' for wildlife ■ Choosing the right native plants for your garden ■ The importance of native plants for biodiversity.

Caulfield MLA David Southwick offered a special welcome to members of Australasian Union of Jewish Students team - political exchange students when they visited the Legislative Assembly this month, learning about politics.

Carrum MLA Sonya Kilkenny told State Parliement this month that the latest COVID outbreak and the ensuing restrictions really have felt like the toughest so far. “I know how difficult they have been,” she said. Benjy Orwin, the young boy of 11 years of age, twho helped deliver 800 socks to the Dandenongs for those that are in need, has been recognised in State Parliament by Caulfield MLA David Southwick.

■ Caulfield Divisional Response Unit has charged a man after a package containing drugs was located in the mail. Police received information about a suspicious package arriving in Victoria by air mail on July 1. An investigation commenced, resulting in a warrant being executed at a Cheltenham address where police seized: ■ $12,000 worth of cocaine ■ $30,000 worth of methylamphetamine ■ 25 litres of 1.4 butanediol ■ quantities of powder substance believed to be MDMA ■ a taser ■ electronic equipment ■ more than $40,000 in cash Subsequently a 30-year-old man was arrested and charged on Friday (July 9) with attempt to traffick a commercial quantity of drugs, three counts of trafficking a drug a dependence, possess prohibited weapon and possess proceeds to crime. He was remanded and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (July 10).

■ Crime Command Sano Taskforce detectives have charged a man following an investigation into alleged historical sexual assault offences in Victoria in the 1970s. In conjunction with the Federal Attorney-General’s Department, Victoria Police has successfully extradited the 81year-old man from England. He has been charged with 27 counts relating to child sexual abuse offences. The charges relate to offences allegedly committed against six male children while he worked as a carer in Burwood between 1972 and 1974. The Ipswich man was to face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court via video link for a remand hearing.

■ A constable from the eastern region has been charged following an internal investigation. The 37-year-old male Police officer was charged with two counts of drive at a speed dangerous, two counts of drive in a manner dangerous and five counts of exceed speed limit by less than 35kmh. The charges relate to an alleged incident on June 18 last year in the eastern region while the officer was on duty. He will be summonsed to appear at a magistrates’ court at a later date.

Factory fire

Fears if pipeline burst ■ The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has varied a City of Glen Eira planning decision for a 122place child care centre at 609-611 Centre Rd, Bentleigh East. Tribunal members Ian Potts and Alison Glynn decided on the matter brought by Viva EnergyAustralia Pty Ltd against the municipality. Running along the central median strip of South Rd in Bentleigh East is a pipeline known as the Western PortAltona-Geelong Crude Oil Pipeline. The pipeline conveys crude oil from a terminal in Western Port Bay (Hastings) to refineries at Altona and Geelong (Corio). The pipeline operator or licensee under the Pipeline

■ Detectives from the Port Phillip Crime Investigation Unit have charged a man following a factory fire in South Melbourne. The 30-year-old Parkville man has been charged with arson, possess explosive and make false document. He was remanded in custody to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. The charges follow a large factory fire on Ferrars St around midnight on Wednesday, May 5. The fire caused extensive damage to the single-storey structure.

Stonnington review ● Margaret Esakoff, Glen Eira Mayor Act 2005 is Viva Energy Pty Ltd. Early Childhood Management Services proposes to establish the centre . “Viva is concerned that the proximity of the proposed child care centre to the WAG pipeline will result in an unacceptable risk of loss of human life if there is an accidental puncture or rupture of the pipeline,” the VCAT determination said.

Surprise award for Bill ■ A prominent community worker in Greater Dandenong and Springvale has been recognised with Rotary International’s top personal honour. The Rotary Club of Noble Park, at its changeover dinner, surprised Ivan ‘Bill’Warner with the presentaton of a Paul Harris Fellow award. District Governor Alma Reynolds made the presentation. ‘Bill’ tells the story: “With my chronic hearing [problem] I was fining it difficult to understand what she wqas talking about but I did hear the words ‘Living Treasure’ “I wondered who that could be when suddenly the chap next to me, Allan, said: ‘She’s talking about you. Bill’.” “I was so stunned I had to be helped to my feet and escorted over to the District Governor, whereupon she presented me with a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow award for my services to the community and international service. “I was completely overwhelmed by I was able to make it to the microphone and extend my thanks of appreciation,” Bill said. Bill is a former President of the Police Association of Victoria.

■ A man has been charged following a fatal stabbing in Southbank on Saturday morning (July 10). Police responded to reports of an injured man in an apartment building on Sturt St just after midnight. The man was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. A 29-year-old Toolangi man has been charged with murder and was remanded in custody to reappear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on October 1.

Const. charged

Burwood case arrest EXTRADITION FROM QLD

Local Briefs Southbank stabbing

■ A comprehensive suburb-by-suburb review of heritage buildings and placesis being completed, to identify properties and precincts across the City of Stonnington. “First to be reviewed was Malvern, with the assessment nearing completion. Next up are Toorak, Kooyong and Armadale, with assessments planned to be completed this year,” said a Council representative. “A heritage review of Stonnington’s remaining suburbs will happen progressively over the next few years, with all suburbs expected to be assessed by 2024. “Completing the heritage review is a key strategic priority for Council, and will ensure Stonnington’s diverse and rich collection of heritage places and precincts are identified, protected, preserved and celebrated,” said a Council statement.

Docklands lights up ■ The free Firelight Festival will return to Docklands this month thanks to a record investment from the City of Melbourne and the State Government. The five-day event will transform Docklands with flame jets, fire twirlers and flaming sculptures from Wednesday, July 21 to Sunday, July 25. The family-friendly festival will provide a major boost for Docklands businesses, with tens of thousands of visitors expected to celebrate winter in Melbourne. The 2019 festival attracted more than 75,000 visitors and generated $4 million in economic impact.

Art at St Kilda

● Ivan ‘Bill’ Warner He is a former Mayor of the City of Springvale, and was its Senior Citizen of the Year He was named as a City of Greater Dandenong ‘Living Treasure’, and is a recipient of the Queen’s Police Medal and the Order of Australia. He has been a Freemason for more than 70 years, is a member of Spring Vale last, and is a ‘Past Senior Grand Warden’.

■ ‘Art of Friendship’, an exhibition reflecting on the strong ties between Port Phillip and Suai/Covalima, Timor-Leste, is on show at Carlisle Street Arts Space from July 22 to August 18. The exhibition features artefacts and photographs of the cultural life in Timor as well as images that capture programs supported through the friendship over two decades. It also includes artwork by local artists and explores each individual’s connection to Timor-Leste through their work.


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Your Stars with Kerry Kulkens ARIES: (March 21- April 20) Lucky Colour: White Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 2.3.6.9. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.15.26.39.34. A good idea would be to listen to someone older and wiser you can never have too much help. Surprising period in which many of your wishes could come true suddenly. TAURUS: (April 21- May 20) Lucky Colour: Peach Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 4.6.5.8. Lotto Numbers: 4.12.26.29.8.33. If you can keep your thoughts to yourself you should be managing well with irritable people. No good getting too excited about family matters they will work themselves out very soon. GEMINI: (May 21- June 21) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 4.6.8.5. Lotto Numbers: 4.6.5.2.19.36. Best would be to keep away from people that annoy you and just enjoy the company of friends. Pushing your own ideas might not work well during this period, wait till later on. CANCER: (June 22- July 22) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 1.3.9.5. Lotto Numbers: 1.15.26.45.42.24. Love life should be blooming and many will find the one and only. Do not let yourself slip into working matters some people could be watching your performance. LEO: (July 23- August 22) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 1.3.5.9. Lotto Numbers: 1.15.26.36.38.40. Might be a difficult period to stay away from family problems try not to let yourself get too excited about them though. Financial matters could get out of hand if you are not careful. VIRGO: (August 23- September 23) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Sunday Racing Numbers: 6.5.2.3. Lotto Numbers: 6.12.25.40.32.33. Very busy social period and your love interests should deepen. There could be a problem with someone who insists on something that you do not agree with, try to keep calm about it. LIBRA: (September 24- October 23) Lucky Colour: Red Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 4.6.2.3. Lotto Numbers: 4.12.26.36.35.2. You should be benefiting from something you have worked so hard towards for the last year or so. Someone you have not seen for a long time could return into your life again. SCORPIO: (October 24- November 22) Lucky Colour: Grey Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 4.6.2.5. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.26.25.45.40. You might be slightly disappointed about your travel plans but it will turn out to be the best in the long run. Try not to be too stubborn about your own ideas they will be noted soon enough. SAGITTARIUS: (November 23- December 20) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 4.3.2.5. Lotto Numbers: 4.12.23.36.35.8. Someone could be quite upset about your involvements more than you expected to happen. Tact and charm will help you a lot during this period and money matters seem to improve suddenly. CAPRICORN: (December 21- January 19) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Sunday Racing Numbers: 1.3.5.2. Lotto Numbers: 1.12.15.26.36.39. Very romantic period with a new love interest and happy moments for many. You seem to be doing everything right at the moment so do not let opportunities slip through your fingers, AQUARIUS: (January 20- February 19) Lucky Colour: Cream Lucky Day: Saturday Racing Numbers: 9.6.3.2. Lotto Numbers: 9.6.3.32.20.12. News from faraway could change your plans a lot in the future. Any business deal started during this period have a good chance to succeed also your luck is good in real estate or property matters. PISCES: (February 20- March 20) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 4.9.8.7. Lotto Numbers: 7.5.12.26.36.39. Very happy and energetic period in which you could meet people who are in a position to help you in your efforts. Travel will be successful and some of it very pleasant also.

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Grand Prix axed ■ The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and Australian MotoGP will not take place in 2021 due to the ongoing effects of the global pandemic – including a slower than forecast rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program and subsequent caps to international traveller intake. The MotoGP at Phillip Island had been scheduled for October 24 and the Albert Park Formula 1 race for November 21, but the sports’ governing bodies required assurances last week that the events could proceed. Assurances could not be provided within that time frame. The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and Australian MotoGP are major fixtures on Victoria’s events calendar, attracting thousands of fans to Albert Park and Phillip Island. Promoters say the state is promoted to a global audience of tens of millions of people. “It’s very disappointing that these much-loved events can’t proceed but this is the reality of the pandemic – but until we get much higher vaccination rates we cannot return to more normal settings,” said Martin Pakula, Sports Minister. “We are getting to work on plans for 2022 immediately and can’t wait to welcome the world’s best drivers and riders and all motorsport fans back to Albert Park and Phillip Island.”

● Martin Pakula, Sports Minister

THEFT OFFENCES

■ The City of Yarra is trialling a dedicated cardboard collection service at a select number of apartments, units and townhouses. “This trial will help us determine whether a separate cardboard collection will improve the way we manage cardboard recycling,” said a City of Yarra spokesman. “The trial is based on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our purchasing habits. The increase of online purchases has resulted in an increase of cardboard that each household needs to dispose of. “We recognise this shift in consumer behaviour has greatly affected apartment buildings with shared bins. “If successful and suitable, this trial will also provide us with helpful information on how best to implement this service across all apartments in Yarra. “The sites participating in the trial were identified during an expression of interest process in March. We selected 50 sites which included a diverse mix of building types and locations. “We started collecting the cardboard bins from Monday 28 June. The cardboard bins are collected fortnightly, on alternate weeks to the yellow-lidded recycling bin,” a Council statement said.

At Cowen Reserve

● Sharon Fitzpatrick

Charging hubs in CBD ■ Busy city-goers are making the most of free mobile charging facilities across Melbourne’s eight CBD and inner-city train stations with the new units being used more than 9000 times. The units are operational at Flinders Street, Flagstaff, Melbourne Central, Parliament, Richmond, North Melbourne, South Yarra and Southern Cross Station. A total of 168 phones can be charged for free at any given time, a benefit for commuters who instead of staring at dying mobile phones are breathing a sigh of relief as they make the most of the new facilities. All stations except Melbourne Central include charging units located in non-ticketed areas and are accessible to the public, with the capacity to charge various smartphones including iOS and Android devices. “For many of us phones are an integral part of getting on with our working and personal lives and this initiative will help take the stress out of your travels,” says Ben Carroll, State Minister. “The charging units in seven of the stations will be in public, non-ticketed areas meaning both train commuters and those out and about in the city will be able to stay connected for longer while on the go.”

■ Stonnington will be holding school and community tree planting days at parks across the municipality to celebrate National Tree Day. Citizens can register for the community tree planting day on August 1, or sign up their school to join one of the school planting days on July 23 and 30.

Cardboard trial

Sharon known in St Kilda ■ Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate St Kilda woman Sharon Fitzpatrick. The 47-year-old is wanted on warrants for failing to appear in court for theft and obtain property by deception offences. Fitzpatrick is known to frequent the St Kilda and Melbourne CBD areas. Investigators have released an image of Fitzpatrick in the hope that someone may have information on her current whereabouts. ■ Anyone who sights Fitzpatrick or has information about her whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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■ Stonnington Council is looking to build an accessible playground at Sir Zelman Cowen Reserve in Kooyong. “Before we even put pen to paper, we want to hear what you think about the existing playground and what you want to see in a new accessible playground,” said a Council representative. “We’re interested to know what equipment and play features you like, and the names of other playgrounds you think are great. “This is an opportunity for you to help us deliver a fantastic new playground that’s accessible and inclusive – catering to children, youth and adults of all abilities. “At the close of consultation, your ideas will inform a draft playground design that, following Council endorsement, will be presented for community feedback later this year,” the Council representative said.

Melbourne Money ■ Melburnians are racing out to restaurants, bars and cafes across the City of Melbourne to claim money back on their dining bills before the $8.4 million Melbourne Money initiative runs out. With less than $3 million in funds remaining, diners are encouraged to submit their claims now. Diners can claim on meals eaten since Friday, June 11, and there is enough time to dine out again before the scheme ends. Melbourne Money applies to meals purchased worth more than $50 (including GST) across the municipality – eligible dining receipts can be uploaded to the Melbourne Money website, for 20 per cent of the bill back with a maximum rebate of $100. "Melbourne Money has provided a much needed boost to our hospitality businesses after the most recent lockdown. It has contributed to approximately $25 million in hospitality spending across our municipality, from Lygon St to Docklands," said Cr Rowena Campbell.

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Council Rounds New recovery team ■ Stonnington Cuncil has established a Community Recovery Committee that meets monthly with community members to understand the impacts the COVID pandemic has had on them and to collaboratively respond. “One of the key opportunities identified to support the community was to ensure residents, organisations and local employers could easily access information and navigate the different support services on offer – from grants and financial assistance, to mental health and social reconnection,” said a Stonnington Council statement. This led to the launch of the new Community Support and Recovery information directory. Stonnington Mayor, Cr Kate Hely, said efforts to engage and work with community members via the Community Recovery Committee has ensured our recovery is informed by local knowledge, and led by passionate community members. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our community in many ways. Businesses have suffered from lockdown restrictions and people have endured financial hardship and insecurity for the future. “Recovery is best achieved when the community has easy access to information, support and resources”, said Cr Hely.

Homes for homeless ■ The City of Melbourne is providing a safe place to stay for people sleeping rough on the streets by converting an old industrial building in the CBD into supported accommodation. The redevelopment of 602 Little Bourke St, a former electricity network building owned by the City of Melbourne, will provide up to 50 studio apartments over several floors once the project is fully complete. The City of Melbourne will provide the building worth $7.45 million and has allocated $365,000 to begin the refit in this year's Budget. Total cost of the project is anticipated to be $20 million. The Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation has pledged its support for the project and the City of Melbourne is already in detailed discussions with potential donors, supporters and partners, with further funding announcements expected to be made soon. The City of Melbourne will partner with the Victorian Government to deliver the accommodation which will include tailored support services including doctors, mental health professionals, counsellors and housing specialists.

Push for Glen Eira

■ Glen Eira City Council says it is is looking to build on its existing smart city initiatives and develop a Smart City Roadmap to guide its focus and help it understand the potential benefits, costs and opportunities presented by smart cities initiatives. “There are many opportunities for smart cities to deliver benefits to Glen Eira, some of which are already underway,” said a Council representative. “A few examples of smart city initiatives Glen Eira could undertake include: ■ parking technology to better manage parking and congestion; ■ environmental sensors to support environmental monitoring; ■ innovation networks/hubs to support creativity and entrepreneurial activity across the City; and ■ intelligent irrigation to manage green spaces more efficiently. Glen Eira Mayor Cr Margaret Esakoff said data, smart technologies and innovation create new and exciting ways for the City to become more liveable, accessible, connected, safe, sustainable and engaged. “Council is determined to make the most of these new and emerging opportunities and deliver enhanced value to the community,” she said.

New Flying Fox ■ The City of Bayside says there is a new Flying Fox at the playground in Royal Avenue, Sandringham.

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Prahran shooting arrest MAN DROPPED AT HOSPITAL ■ Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad have charged a man as part of their investigation into a non-fatal shooting in Prahran last year. A 20-year-old Narre Warren South man was arrested by Police on Monday last week (July 5). He has subsequently been charged with: ■ Aggravated burglary – person present; ■ Theft of motor vehicle; ■ Intentionally cause serious injury in circumstances of gross violence; ■ Intentionally cause serious injury; ■ Reckless conduct endangering life; and ■ Prohibited person use a firearm. The man was to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court . The charges follow an incident where a 20year-old Tarneit man was shot in the upper body on Bray St on February 15 last year. He was subsequently dropped off at a hospital by friends with non-life threatening injuries.

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■ Stonnington Libraries annual literary festival (November `18-21) turns 10 this year. The festival is named [untitled] to (subtly) reference the convention and offer a blank space for audiences to come up with their own interpretation of the stories they experience during the Festival. The word untitled [in square brackets] is a cataloguing convention and signifies a work without a title.

Sex assault arrest at Carnegie MAN REMANDED ■ Protective Service Officers have arrested a person following an alleged sexual assault on a train last Wednesday (July 7). A woman was travelling on a Pakenham-bound train when she was allegedly sexually assaulted about 10.50pm. The woman got off the train at Caulfield Railway Station and notified the patrolling PSOs of the incident. The PSOs have liaised with their colleagues at Carnegie Railway Station, who were able to enter the train and arrest a person. Moorabbin Crime Investigation Unit detectives charged the 43-year-old, from St Kilda, with sexual assault. The person was remanded in custody to appear at Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

Boyd painting donated ■ Port Phillip Bay Evening by Arthur Boyd has been donated to the Bayside Arts and Heritage Collection. Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd (July 24, 1920 – April 24, 1999) was a leading Australian painter of the middle to late 20th century. Boyd's work ranges from impressionist renderings of Australian landscape to starkly expressionist figuration, and many canvases feature both. Port Phillip Bay, Evening is a striking nocturnal work that reduces the landscape of the bay to a minimalist and highly abstract composition. A moody palette of grey, brown and black is subtly punctuated by the distant lights of the Melbourne metropo-

■ Division 1 Seniors. Port Melbourne 16.10 (106) d Cheltenham 10.8 (68). St Paul’s McKinnon 12.15 (87) d Mordialloc 6.8 (44). Dingley 14.18 (102) d Bentleigh 14.8 (92). Highett 11.12 (78) d Oakleigh District 9.7 (61). ■ Division 1 Reserves. Cheltenham 11.11 (77) d Port Melbourne Colts 7.2 (44). St Pauls McKinnon 18.11 (119) d Mordialloc 5.5 (35). St Kilda City 11.11 (77) d East Malvern 6.7 (43). Dingley 15.10 (100) d Bentleigh 1.3 (9).. ■ Division 2 Seniors. Chelsea Heights 19.12 (126) d Murrumbeena 6.4 (40). Caulfield Bears 9.11 (65) d East Brighton 9.9 (63). Springvale Districts 17.15 (117) d Heath-erton 6.5 (41). Keysborough 14.6 (90) d Hampton 4.6 (30). Hampton Park 8.12 (60) d Skye 6.14 (50). ■ Division 2 Reserves. Chelsea Heights 18.15 (123) d Murrumbeena 3.3 (21). Caulfield Bears 12.12 (84) d East Brighton 1.1 (7). Heatherton v Springvale Districts. Keyborough 13.9 (87) d Hampton 8.5 (53). Skye 14.14 (98) d Hampton Park 7.4 (46). ■ Division 3 Seniors. Dovbeton 11.11 (67) drew with South Yarra 9.13 (67). Ashwood 14.7 (91) d Endeavour Hills 12.13 (85). Narre South Saints 29.9 (183) d South Mornington 9.3 (57). Clayton 13.14 (92) d Black Rock 11.15 (81). ■ Division 3 Reserves. South Yarra 25.16 (166) d Doveton Eagles 1.0 (6). Endeavour Hills 6.12 (60) d Ashwood 4.7 (31). Narre South Saints 20.19 (139) d South Mornington 6.5 (41). Clayton 7.11 (53) d Black Rock 8.4 (52). ■ Division 4 Seniors. Hallam 15.7 (97) d Lyndale 4.7 (31). Carrum Patterson Lakes 29.15 (189) d Dandenong 5.9 (39). Cerberus 10.8 (68) d Lyndhuirst 7.13 (55). Frankston Dolphins 10.10 (70) d Moorabin Kangaroos 9.5 (59). ■ Division 4 Reserves. Lyndale 6.2 (38) d Hallam 4.12 (36). Carrum Patterson Lakes 34.18 (222) d Dandenong 2.0 (12). Lyndhuirst 21.8 (134) d Cerberus 1.1 (7). Frankston Dolphins 18.18 (126) d Moorabbin Kangaroos 3.7 (25).

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● Arthur Boyd Bayside’s Boyd Ward – bordered by the rail line heading towards Hampton St, down Willis St and Fewster Rd to Cummins Rd, south down Bluff Rd, is named after the remarkable artistic dynasty. The Boyd family has and continues to contribute to the arts.

Pride Centre opens ■ Victoria is now home to Australia’s first purpose-built community hub for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities, with the opening of the landmark Victorian Pride Centre. Premier Daniel Andrews and Martin Foley, Minister for Equality, joined Victoria’s diverse LGBTIQ+ community on Sunday (July 11) to officially open this centre and announce the main date for Melbourne Pride 2021. The State Government invested more than $25 million to deliver the centre, which will celebrate LGBTIQ+ communities, honour their past, and support organisations and groups driving equality across the state. The State Government is also investing $1.9 million to deliver Melbourne Pride 2021, which will be one of the most significant LGBTIQ+ events in Victoria’s history. Marking the 40-year anniversary of the decriminalisation of sex between men in Victoria, Melbourne Pride will let Victorians show their support for LGBTIQ+ communities with activities across regional Victoria and a oneday street party in Melbourne’s inner north, which the Premier announced would be held on Sunday, December 5.

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■ Division A1. Dingley 65 d Cheltenham 33. Caulfield Bears 61 d St Pauls McKinnon 26. Heatherton 66 d Mordialloc 22. ■ Division A2. Dingley 43 d St Pauls McKinnon 25. Caulfield Bears 36 d Cheltenham 30. Heatherton: Bye. Murrumbeena 10 d South Yarra 0. ■ Division A3. Dingley 56 d Heatherton 34. Frankston Dolphins 29 d Port Melbourne Colts 25. St Kilda City 36 d Mordialloc 30. Murrumbeena: Bye. 45 d Cheltenham 36. ■ Division A4. Carrum Patterson Lakes 47 d Heatherton 31. East Brighton Va,pires 49 d Caulfield Bears 45. Hampton 53 d St Pauls McKinnon 28. South Yarra 28 d Bentleigh 22. St Kilda City 47 d Springvale Districts 38. ■ Division B1. Aspendale Arrows 59 d Dingley 21. Clayton 33 d Mordialloc 32. Black Rock 35 d Bentleigh 18. Skye 43 d South Yarra 36. ■ Division B2. Lyndhurst 47 d Caulfield Bears 40. Murrumbenna 58 d St Kilda City 35, Mordialloc 47 d Hampton 27. Springvale 50 d Carrum Patterson Lakes 44. South Yarra 29 d Port Melbourne Colts 27. ■ Division B3. SDNA U17 48 d Heatherton 43. Bentleigh 53 d South Yarra 38. Parkdale Vultures 52 d Springvale Districts 32. Keysborough 53 d St Kilda Cuty 14. ■ Division B4. Springvale Districts 47 d Caulfield Bears 38. Highett 62 d Dingley 52. Skye 29 d St Kilda City 27. Parkdale 41 d Carrum Patterson Lakes 26. East Brighton Vampires 31 d Bentleigh 17. ■ Division C1. Parkdale Vultures 36 d Springvale Districts Red 22. Mordialloc 38 d Oakleigh District 32. Hampton Park 38 d Black Rock 27. Narre South Saints 56 d Keysborough 15. Frankston Dolphins 39 d Springvale Districts Blue 20. ■ Division C2. Springvale Districts Red 58 d Springvale Districts 19. Dandenong 30 d Bentleigh 23. Narre South Saints 35 d Hallam


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■ Brighton Theatre Company: The Architect (by Aidan Fennessy) July 23 until August 7 at Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton. Director: Deborah Fabbro. Bookings: 0493 069 479 www.brightontheatre.com.au ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: Three Little Words (by Joanna Murray Smith) July 23 - August 7 at Heidelberg Theatre, 63 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Director: Tim Scott. www.htc.org.au ■ The 1812 Theatre: And Then There Were None (by Agatha Christie) Until July 25 at The 1812 Theatre, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully. Director: John Mills. Bookings: www.1812theatre.com.au ■ Diamond Valley Singers: The Addams Family Until July 17 at Warrandyte High School, Theatre, Alexander Rd., Warrandyte. Bookings: www.dvsingers.org ■ SLAMS: Winter Concert Series Showcases July 16-17 at 8.00pm at Knox Community Arts Centre, Cnr. Mountain Highway and Scoresby Rd., Bayswater. Table seating. BYO refreshments, Drinks available at bar. Full details: www.slams.org.au Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/BSAJQ or 0412 605 182 ■ Encore Theatre: Vigil (by Morris Panych) Until July 24 at the Clayton Theatrette, Cooke St., Clayton. Director: David Collins. Tickets: $25/$23/$21 Group Bookings of 10+. Bookings: 1300 739 099 or www.encoretheatre.com.au ■ Playhouse Players Inc: Around the World in 80 Days (by Jules Verne, adapted for stage by Mark Brown) July 14 - 24 at 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinee on Saturdays at the Rentoul Theatre, 16 Livingstone Close, Burwood. Director: Graeme McCoubrie. Tickets: $25/ $28. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/ BQIMV Fu ■ BATS Theatre Company: The Full Monty (by Simon Beaufoy) July 16 - 25 at Cranbourne Community Theatre, Brunt St., Cranbourne (on grounds of Cranbourne Secondary College). Director: Michelle Zintschenko. Tickets: $25/$20. Bookings: https://batstheatre.org.au/ ■ MLOC Productions: Keeping UpAppearances (by Roy Clarke) July 21 - 25 at Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin. Directors: Jane Court, Dean Mitrousis. Cabaret style. Refreshments available for purchase at venue only. Bookings: www.mloc.org.au ■ Essendon Theatre Company: Death of a Salesman (by Arthur Miller) July 29 - August 7 at the Bradshaw St. Community Theatre, Bradshaw St., (off Buckley St.), West Essendon. Directors: Michele Haywood and Nicola Taylor. Bookings: 0406 448368 or online www.essendontheatrecompany. com.au ■ Frankston Theatre Group: Bloody Murder (by Agatha Christie) July 30 - August 8 at the Mount Eliza Community Hall, 80-100 Canadian Bay Road, Mt Eliza. Director: Neil Barnett. Cabaret seating (BYO refreshments). Bookings: https://www.trybooking. com/events/landing?eid=705248

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PRAYER MACHINE

■ Red Stitch Actors Theatre presents Prayer Machine an original play by Melbourne playwright Eric Gardiner, from August 4 -29 at Red Stitch's theatre in Chapel St, Prahran. Developed as part of Red Stitch’s INK Writers Program, the play marries hypnotic black comedy with a tender exploration of ageing and missed connection. A pair of high-school lovers reunite in the twilight of middle age. They make dreams, plans, and reenactments. They try to remember, and they try to forget. Who can face a wasted life? No-one looks at strangers. No-one pays attention. ‘Cos attention is a weapon, now. Short and Sharp. People keep it locked up in rifle cases for special occasions. In a place where the twin addictions of nostalgia and technology collide, how can you love somebody who isn’t really there? Prayer Machine is directed by Krystalla Pearce (She is Vigilante) and performed by Joe Petruzzi (American Song, Fury) and Patrick Williams (FiveBedrooms, Rosehaven,The Bodyguard) with set and costume design by Bethany J Fellows, lighting design by Rachel Lee, and sound design and composition by Amy Holley.

● Joe Petruzzi and Patrick Williams in Prayer Machine. Photo: Rob Blackburn Performance Season: August 4 - 29 Venue: Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel St, St Kilda East Tickets: $31-$57. Bookings: redstitch.net - Cheryl Threadgold

Short Film Festival

Media People Wagering Editor

■ Former Editor of the NT News, Matt Williams, has started his new role as News Corp Australia’s National Racing and Sports Wagering Editor. Matt remains based in Darwin for now and will relocate to Melbourne once the COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted. In his new role, Matt manages a team of journalists working on national racing and sports wagering coverage across News Corp Australia’s metro mastheads, as well as websites including Punters.com.au and Racenet.

● Leah Phillips ■ While most singers have been struggling for work in this time of COVID, for young Melbourne soprano Leah Phillips, 2021 has been a year of kicking some major singing goals. Leah won the prestigious Boroondara Eisteddfod Vocal Championship, and earlier in the year she won the OSA Opera Scholar of the Year aria competition, performing an aria from Mozart's opera Idomeneo. She sang the same aria and a lied by Gustav Mahler in the Boroondara final, accompanied by her friend and colleague Christopher Wong at the piano. Leah is also a GJ Studio Young Artist with the Australian Contemporary Opera Company, and she is currently in rehearsals for The Enchanted Pig, which opens at Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre on July 29. Leah is enthusiastic about the importance of eisteddfods for young singers. "Over the years I've grown so much as a singer through competing in eisteddfods. I first performed in the choral section of the Boroondara Eisteddfod when I was in Year 10 with Canterbury Girls' Secondary College Chorale, and I'm pretty sure we won too," Leah laughed. As the Boroondara Vocal Championship adjudicator, Australian expatriate singer Helena Dix was on hand to encourage all the talented young singers in the final, and Leah was glad to soak up Helena's knowledge and advice, while performing in an eisteddfod she has always loved. "I feel quite sentimental about winning the Vocal Championship all these years later, and I'm so grateful to have received such positive and constructive feedback from adjudicator Helena Dix," Leah said. Like many young singers in the early stages of their careers, Leah also has a day job, as Marketing and Communications Officer at the Australian Music Examinations Board. Leah will be performing in a Christmas concert with Julie Houghton and Friends on December 4 in Canterbury, and there is no doubt that you are going to hear a lot more of this talented soprano who is really going places. - Kathy Kohner

Media Flashes Sale of Junkee

Auditions

■ The 1812 Theatre: The Shoe-Horn Sonata (by John Mistro) August 8 at 7.00pm at The 1812 Theatre, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully. Director: Andrew Ferguson. Enquiries: www.1812theatre.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Observations Leah Phillips

● Richa Chadha. ■ The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne an- and the subjects they choose.” nounces acclaimed independent director Onir Onir said: “I believe that the severe exploitaand producer, actor and activist Richa Chadha tion of people comes in many forms. While our as the jury members for the 2021 Short Film Constitution says that every single person has Competition which this year invites filmmak- the right to equality, is that really the case? ers to address the theme of ‘modern slavery and “This year’s theme gives filmmakers a equality’. All submissions should be no more chance to explore those sides of society which than 15 minutes in length. reflect the humanity of these times.” IFFM director Mitu Bhowmick Lange said: Previous winners of the IFFM Short Film “IFFM has been committed to promoting the Competition have gone on to direct feature films principles of equality, freedom, and inclusion in India or are in various stages of developing since its inception. and creating films and include Varun V. Sharma “This year’s theme aims to address the threats (Bunty Aur Babli 2), Manj Makhijaa ( Skater to these principles in the contemporary world. Girl) and others. We are thrilled to have Onir and Richa Chadha Entries close July 20. as the jury for this year’s Short Film CompetiFor guidelines on how to enter, visit tion. They are exactly the kind of judges who iffm.com.au inspire others by both the calibre of their work - Cheryl Threadgold

■ oOh!media has announced plans to sell Junkee Media, which publishes youth titles Junkee, Punkee and AWOL, as part of a shift back to its outdoor advertising business. oOh!media has published Junkee Media for five years and expects to sell the company before the end of the year. Junkee Media announced a partnership with Google News Showcase and the renewal of its Facebook Watch news show, The Junkee Takeaway.

Guardian move

■ Sam Strutt has started as an Assistant News Editor at Guardian Australia, working from its Melbourne newsroom. She has previously worked as a News Editor at the Sunday Mail in Brisbane, and a Political Reporter at AAP, The Australian Financial Review, and News Corp Australia. - Telum Australia


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Reviews Still

■ Still examines the aftermath of a tragedy. Morgan, a 41-year-old professor of etymology, has recently given birth to a stillborn son. Morgan was attended by midwife Elena in a home birth when something went drastically wrong. Rushed to hospital for the birth, the hospital has mislaid the baby, adding more trauma to the grieving mother. The baby, Constantinople, although dead, is searching for his mother. In his wandering, Constantinople meets a young dominatrix, Dolores. Dolores helps Constantinople, the dead baby, compose a letter to his mother. Time is ticking. Constantinople only has a short window of time to locate his mother before he decomposes altogether. It is up to Dolores to find Morgan. Midwife Elena, meanwhile, has sought out Dolores for punishment in the form of flagellation to atone for her mistake. This is a decidedly strange play about grief. Bizarre and sometimes inexplicable, director Sarah Vickery’s excellent cast do their best to make sense of it. Joey Lai brings a wide-eyed innocence to Constantinople, the dead baby. Bethany Fellows costume for Constantinople deserves a special mention. Emerging from clear plastic covered in sticky slime gave Lai a luminescence and otherworldly quality that greatly enhanced the believability. Sara Bolch brings a vulnerability to Dolores, a character that could easily descend into cartoon. Joanne Booth brings believability to Morgan, the grieving mother. All she wants is what is unattainable: answers to questions of blame, guilt and culpability. Elisa Armstrong as Elena travels a whacky journey from midwife to dominatrix without really addressing the crux of her situation. Nevertheless, this play is interesting, heartrending and funny in equal parts, even if ultimately, it doesn’t answer any of the questions it raises. - Review by Kathryn Keeble

Still

■ The stillbirth of a baby is formidable territory for any playwright but Jen Silverman’s Still, highlights not only the tragedy of such a loss but the guilt, grief, anxiety and myriad choices women can experience when faced with pregnancy, motherhood and the desire for connection. Her use of theatrical absurdity allows for a darkly comic element balancing the heartache with humour. The mature aged pregnancy of single mother, 41 year old Morgan (Joanne Booth) and the home birth she wanted has not gone according to plan leaving midwife, Elena (Elisa Armstrong) facing sanctions and a loss of licence to practice. Meanwhile, the pregnant teenager Dolores (Sara Bolch) survives by working as a dominatrix. She encounters Constantinople (Joseph Lai), the child Morgan delivered, who, though dead, searches for his mother. Their four lives intersect in strangely revealing and comic ways. Wearing only a nappy, Joseph’s gangly frame embodies the very absurdity Silverman is after. Disproportionate in size, the lost child is given a voice in awe of the world and what it contains. This is juxtaposed against pyjama clad Morgan’s depression and grief. Elena seeks a form of punishment having found Dolores and her service on the internet to expiate her failure. The fact that Dolores is pregnant is, perhaps, reason enough for her ability to communicate with Constantinople and she finds a connection with Morgan even though she is considering an abortion. The simple set and lighting (Bethany Fellows and Gabriel Bethune) with a rectangular tarpaulin setting the boundaries of the performance space means that director, Sarah Vickery, has concentrated the focus on the words and actions of the performers. They provide the intensity. Silverman’s use of the absurd has made it possible to address the incomprehensible. We don’t always find the answers but Heartstring Theatre has effectively allowed for that negotiation between the audience and the subject matter to take place. The topic is raw and the performances provocative and revealing. Still was presented at fortyfivedownstairs. - Review by David McLean

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● Ciara Thorburn ■ Melbourne-based circus artist Ciara improvisation and my ability to react to what’s Thorburn presents The Thesis, a 50-minute going on with any given audience. My work glimpse into the life of an eccentric polymath doesn’t really fit into any boxes. If I had to label from August 19-27 at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda. it, I’d call it ‘Cult Clown Cinema’.” Driven by silent comedy and theatrical cirMelbourne-based circus artist, Ciara cus, this Australian premiere season is a pecu- Thorburn is a graduate of Australia’s National liar reflection of the creative process as an aca- Institute of Circus Arts. demic navigates writers block, procrastination, She has also trained under theatre master and perfectionism, while writing their hallowed Philippe Gaulier and toured extensively thesis. throughout Australia, Europe, New Zealand and “After the completion of my third degree (a Japan. Bachelor of Circus Arts), I graduated into a panHer various show credits include Shuffle demic,” explains writer/performer Ciara Club Royale, Circus Rio, Wonderland Thorburn. Spiegeltent, Awaji Art Circus in Japan, “So I decided to con my way into my ninth Edinburgh Fringe’s Late Night Lip Service and year of study - rather than writing my thesis I Cheeky Cabaret at the Brunswick Picture wrote a show - about writing a show, about writ- House. ing a thesis, during a pandemic. Performance dates: August 19 - 27 “Through Expression Australia, the SustainTimes: Thurs to Sat 7pm ing Creative Workers program also made me Tickets: $29 Full, $25 Preview, $23 Conceskeenly aware of the need for more accessibility sion, $20 Grps 8+ within the arts once theatres were able to open Bookings: online only at our doors again. I created the work with that at www.ciarathorburn.com/work/thethesis the fore. Venue: Alex Theatre - Level 1/135 Fitzroy “The most enjoyable thing about the show is Street Boulevard, St Kilda that most nights I don’t know what’s going to Show length: 50mins (no intermission) happen. www.ciarathorburn.com The performance is rooted in moments of - Cheryl Threadgold

Moments In Time ■ Magic has entertained and amazed audiences for centuries and while it has taken many spectacular forms, think Harry Houdini’s incredible escapes or David Copperfield’s miraculous illusions, the humble card trick, done well, continues to flabbergast and leave audiences dumbstruck. Enter Josh Staley with his bag (and box) of magic card tricks and a wry sense of humour, performing Moments in Time as part of the Melbourne Magic Festival. Staley likes to play with your mind and it’s hard not to think you might just have witnessed real magic. He taunts the audience with his questions of free will versus destiny – and asks, had we chosen another card, or if at that moment we chose a different number, would his tricks have worked? There is no doubt that Staley is a skilled card trickster – and as any member of the audience would attest, a keen eye was kept on his every move – there was literally nothing up his sleeve as they were rolled up for most of the performance. He is not afraid of close-up magic and very good at it - how he did what he did remains a complete mystery and his talent, well simply magical – literally. The small and intimate venue, The Close-Up Gallery at Arrow on Swanston, was perfect and enabled Staley to interact closely with the

● Magician Josh Staley audience, and was at the same time, not too overwhelming for his many audience volunteer assistants. His rapport with his volunteers was so good that it was almost like they became good friends. Staley is a quirky performer, magicians generally are, and he used humour, and a few props, to great effect. His personal stories about how he became so curious about magic and his love of a particular magic shop were endearing. A mind-blowing and fun show, guaranteed to have you come away asking, “how did he do that?” - Review by Beth Klein

What’s On Seeing Eye Dogs

■ Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs and The Petbarn Foundation have partnered again to encourage Australians to lend a helping paw and raise much-needed funds to assist people who are blind or have low vision. For the second year running, the annual Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Games will see Seeing Eye Dogs pups-in-training Chessy, Frieda, Isobel and Ivory tackle a series of skill-testing challenges, with their every move captured on camera. Who will take home the gold? Comedians Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann and Adam Rozenbachs return to commentate the ultimutt battle, the thrills and the spills as our four elite canine athletes hurtle through a Dog Ninja Warrior time trial, take on a ‘puppy patience’ food challenge, fight their natural instincts in the 'dogstacle distraction course' and more. The Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Games will be streamed on July 22 at 1pm on www.thepuppygames.com.au While the finely tuned Seeing Eye Dogs puppies will be eager to demonstrate their superior co-ordination skills and athletic prowess, their efforts are all in support of a greater good – to raise much-needed funds to assist people who are blind or have low vision. Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs General Manager Graeme Craig says, “Our partnership with The Petbarn Foundation is vital to helping us provide Seeing Eye Dogs to those that need them. “Our Seeing Eye Dogs pups require significant training and it takes a lot of expertise, time, love, patience and funding to raise these special dogs that will one day become the gift of independence for people who are blind or have low vision,” The Petbarn Foundation Manager, Janelle Bloxsom says:“We are excited to be embarking upon our eighth Seeing Eye Dogs Appeal, and truly hope that Petbarn and its generous community will together reach the milestone of 100 dogs this year to support blind and vision impaired Australians,” she said. Australians can show their support for this worthy cause by visiting Petbarn and City Farmers stores from July 1 – August 1 or by tuning in to the Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Games on July 22 at 1pm at www.thepuppygames.com.au Vision Australia is the leading national provider of blindness and low vision services and advocacy support for the blindness and low vision community. The Seeing Eye Dogs provide people who are blind or have low vision with independence, enabling them to live the life they choose. For more information, please visit: www.seeingeyedogs.org.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Bell Shakespeare

■ Bell Shakespeare revives their popular 2020 production of Hamlet for their third season of 2021, performing at Arts Centre Melbourne, September 9-19. The production, which closed only oneand-a-half weeks after opening due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney, will see the return of Harriet Gordon-Anderson as Hamlet. Directed by Bell Shakespeare Artistic Director Peter Evans, Shakespeare’s seminal revenge tragedy is reimagined for contemporary audiences Alongside Gordon-Anderson, Bell Shakespeare founder John Bell’s daughter Lucy Bell will take up the role of Hamlet’s mother Gertrude. Joining them on stage will be Jeremi Campese, Tony Cogin, Jack Crumlin, James Evans, James Lugton, Jane Mahady, Robert Menzies, Rose Riley and Mirii Anderson. The creative team includes designer Anna Tregloan, lighting designer Ben Cisterne, composer and sound designer Max Lyandvert, movement and fight director Nigel Poulton, voice and text coach Jess Chambers and dramaturg James Evans. Melbourne performance details: September 9-19. Venue: Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne. Bookings: artscentremelbourne. com.au


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Back in Y. Valley winners’ circle ■ Monegeetta’s David Miles was back in the winners circle at Yarra Valley on Monday July 5, a track where he has previously enjoyed plenty of success. ■ David prepared two winners as a trainer and one as a driver after 4Y0 Courage Under FireFine Exception gelding Redfox Raider raced by a large group of friends scored in the Eastern Generator Hire Pace over 2150 metres and 5Y0 All Speed Hanover-Chick At The Bar mare Speed Dating the 1650 metre Yarra Valley Toyota Pace with owner/breeder Patrick Franklin in the sulky. Restrained from outside the front line to settle at the tail of the field, Redfox Raider as Justarumour led from the pole. Switching in-between runners on straightening, Redfox Raider was held up until halfway up the running when a gap occurred, before dashing into the clear and charging home to register a 3.1 metre margin over Outside Fighter (one/one) and Sundancer Rainbow out very wide after setting ahead of the winner after starting solo on the second line. The mile rate 1-59.6. Speed Dating led throughout from the pole and after travelling kindly outstayed the favourite Yellow Stone (three wide to race exposed) by 1.1 metres in 1-57.9. Rock The Nation was third 5 metres back after trailing the winner and making no impression over the concluding stages. ■ Meredith co-trainers Emmett and Richard Brosnan snared the IGA Liquor Trotters Handicap over 2150 metres with smart 4Y0 Wishing Stone-No Restraint gelding No Biggie who was resuming since December last year. Driven by Emmett, No Biggie coming from 10 metres settled mid-field in the moving line as Chinski assumed control from Tennerson shortly after the start. Although very wide on the final bend after following Hanging On A Dream (one/one) forward three wide approaching the final bend, No Biggie ran home strongly in the straight to prevail by 4.9 metres over Hanging On A Dream. Favourite Xebec going knowhere three wide last lap in the final circuit rallied late to finish third 8.1 metres back. The mile rate 2-03.9. ■ The eighth heat of the Alabar Vicbred Platinum Mares Sprint Championship over 1650 metres went to very honest 5Y0 SportswriterWya Mya Macray mare Larajay Macray bred by Ian Kitchin and raced by him in partnership with trainer Jess Tubbs. Driven by husband Greg, Larajay Macray after beginning fast from gate five trailed the heavily supported favourite Dancing With Flo which led from gate four. Using the sprint lane, Larajay Macray raced clear as the post arrived to register a 3.3 metre margin (her 10th in 86 outings) from the pacemaker, with Orbie third a head away after going forward to unsuccessfully contest the lead and raced exposed. The mile rate 1-56.5.

Stable double

■ Locals Matty Horsnell and Jason Lee enjoyed a great night at Terang on Tuesday with Horsnell snaring a stable double and Lee driving three (two from the Horsnell camp) on the eight event card. ■ Western Terror-Lombo Madame Lash filly Silver Mystique was first to arrive landing the Cervus Equipment Terang 3Y0 Pace over 2180 metres. Enjoying a cosy passage from gate two trailing polemarker No Win No Worries, Silver Mystique after easing away from the inside on turning, rushed home at a great rate to gain the day by 1.4 metres over a death-seating from the bell Animado returning a mile rate of 1-58.6. All The Fours (four back the markers used the sprint lane for third 6.9 metres away. Four year old Wally Walton-Lotsaclass gelding Classact brought up the Horsnell double when successful in the Timboon Motors Pace over 1680 metres. S ettling on the back of the poleline leader Imagoldcloud, Classact used the sprint lane to easily account for the pacemaker by a big 7.9 metre margin. Zaras All Good was third 3.2 metres back after racing exposed for the trip. The mile rate 1-58.8. ■ Jason’s third winner came courtesy of 4Y0 Quaker Jet-Schieck mare Elegant Jet Elegant Jet trained by brother Paddy in the Scanlons

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with Len Baker Dairy Centre Terang Trotters Mobile over 2180 metres, leading throughout from gate four to prevail by 6.3 metres from Saint Calder which raced exposed from the bell following a gallop in the score up. The raging hot favourite Paramount Princess first up from New Zealand was a disappointing third 6.6 metres back after moving three wide from one/one in the final circuit. The mile rate 2-05. ■ Allendale breeder/owner/trainer Adam Stephens’ 8Y0 I Am The Way-Alberto Belle gelding Iamawingate was a tough victor of the 2180 metre Goodtime Lodge Pace with Ballarat’s Connor Clarke taking a concession. Settling four back in the moving line from gate two on the second line as stablemate Wingate Guy led from the pole, Iamawingate raced three wide solo in the last lap, sustaining a long run to score by a nose in 2-00.2 from a death-seating Jilliby Dyson which would have given Matthew Horsnell a training treble. The Big End Of Town was third a half head away after following the winner home.

Beaten for speed

■ Shepparton raced on Wednesday with a 10 event card and 5Y0 Auckland Reactor-Lady President mare Presidentslastlady showed her liking for the track when victorious in the Alabar Pace (1st Division) over 2190 metres. Trained in the name of Kerry Towers the mother of driver Stacey Towers (Lee), Presidentslastlady was beaten for speed from the pole settling three back along the markers after being crossed by both Artizz (gate two) and Del Port (gate four). Angling away from the inside after travelling half a lap to race exposed, Stacey dictated terms to suit and Presidentslastlady proved too tough for her rivals, scoring by 3.6 metres from Life Gets Better from near last, with Lagom (one/ one) third a half neck away. The mile rate 200.3. Presidentslastlady’s last five starts on the track have resulted in two wins, two seconds and a fourth. ■ Seven year old Rock N Roll Heaven-Full Pleasure gelding Letsrockletsroll was a brilliant winner of the 1690 Neatline Homes Pace for Avenel trainer David Aiken and stable “apprentice” Cody Crossland in a mile rate of 1-58.4. Starting from gate three on the second line, Letsrockletsroll settled four back in the moving line as polemarker Tritttrittbangbang led setting a moderate speed for Shannon O’Sullivan. Still a long way off the leaders approaching the home turn, Letsrockletsroll when taken very wide in the straight sprinted like a gazelle to register a runaway 6.4 metre margin over Night Spirit which raced uncovered from gate three and battled on gamely. Exciter after following the winner all the way was third a head back. ■ Bolinda trainer Brent Lilley’s ex-Kiwi 6Y0 geding Whatwillbeewillbee opened his Australian account by taking the TAB Long May We Play Trotters Handicap over 2190 metres when having his second outing since crossing the Tasman. Driven by Chris Alford, the son of Majestic Son and Beckys Baby enjoyed a sweet trip three back in the moving line from barrier three on the second line as Bootleg Bert led from barrier three.

asing wide running into the final bend, Whatwillbeeewillbeee raced by a syndicate of stable clients ran home nicely to greet the judge 4.8 metres in advance of stablemate Our Spitfire along the sprint lane from three pegs, with Builder Bob an eye catching third from last a nose away. The mile rate 2-05.9. ■ Riddell Creeks trainer/driver Chris Lang landed the Hunter Rural Trotters Mobile over 2190 metres with 3Y0 Muscle Hill-Miss Bullion gelding Bullion Harry bred and raced by Richard and Pauline Matthews in a rate of 2-03.1. Trapped wide from outside the front line, Bullion Harry worked forward to race outside the leader Starlight Red (gate five) with Lang quite content to sit quiet. Coasting to the front in the straight, Bullion Harry scored by 2.4 metres untouched from Roi Du Soliel which used the sprint lane off the back of the leader. Kyvalley Surfrider was third 3.8 metres back after following the winner from the bell. ■ Lancefield trainer Leon Conway’s Four Starzzz Shark-Gabbys Sweetheart 4Y0 mare Four Ever A Star snared the 1690 metre Barastoc Maiden Pace when making her race debut. Raced by Leon and partner Lisia Horton, For Ever A Star after enjoying the run of the race from gate two on the back of the leader Beau Steele (gate six), dashed home along the sprint lane with James Herbertson in the sulky to prevail by 1.7 metres over a death-seating Falling Shards (gate seven) and Beau Steele which held down third a head away. The mile rate 1-59.4.

Memorial Night

■ It was the first of a two meeting “Memorial Night” at Kilmore on Thursday July 8 and a night never to be forgotten by Snake Valley owner/trainer Lindsay Rogers who snared a stable double – possibly his first since becoming involved in the sport. ■ First to arrive was 4Y0 Dejarmbro-Starlet Lavec mare Shezagem who at start six scored in the Allan Knight Memorial Maiden Trotters Mobile over 2180 metres. Driven by James Herberton, Shezagem (gate two) led for the majority of the journey, accounting for Whos Me Mum (three back the markers – one/two – four wide home turn) by a huge 4.5 metre margin in a rate of 2-04.9. Cohen Road Kate (three back the markers) was third 1.3 metres back. Smart 5Y0 Yankee Spider-Admirals Image gelding Little Yankee part-owned by Lindsay was first up since December and facing a class rise with James Herbertson in the sulky showed his ability after settling three back along the markers from 10 metres as Dizzys Jet led from barrier two in the 2180 metre Barry Alford Memorial Trotters Handicap. When polemarker Night Whisperer came off the back of the leader on the final bend, Little Yankee took his spot and charged home late along the sprint lane to gain the day by 2.9 metres from Night Whisperer, with Dizzys Jet weakening for third a half neck away. The mile rate 2-02.8. It was Little Yankee’s 7th success in 23 outings. ■ Goornong’s Nigel Milne (trainer/driver) was successful with 6Y0 Yankee Spider-Sunshine Annie gelding Sunny Spider in the Charles Bell Memorial Maiden Trotters Mobile over 2180 metres. Making only his second race appearance, Sunny Spider was taken back to the tail of the field from outside the front line, with Ikara leading from gate two. Going forward three wide on the back of Buslin Brody (gate six) three wide last lap, Sunny Spider ran home stylishly to win impressively by 11.4 metres in advance of Lotta Fuss (three back the markers) and Buslin Brody who was 1.3 metres away. The mile rate 2-03.2.

First ever double

■ Tabcorp Park Melton was Friday’s fixture and a night to remember for local Drew Georgeallis who snared a first ever training double at Victoria’s Harness Headquarters and a first ever career double with a pair of seven year old long shots - Bettors Delight-Lizzie Maguire gelding Our Master George taking the DNR Logistics Pace and Shadow PlayDrewsam mare Manthadee the Beraldo Coffee Pace in similar style with both races over 1720

Sulky Snippets This Week

■ Wednesday – Ballarat, Thursday – Echuca, Friday – Mildura/Melton, Saturday – Geelong, Sunday – Cranbourne, Monday – Maryborough, Tuesday – Melton. metres and Jodi Quinlan doing the driving. Our Master George ($17.80) starting from the extreme draw settled three back in the moving line as polemarker Double O Heaven retained the front running with Bring The Flave going forward from outside the front line to race in the open. Easing three wide in the final circuit to trail Triple Zed which had raced wide for most of the trip, Our Master George although very wide on the final bend ran on best to prevail by a neck in a slick 1-55.9 mile rate over Bring The Flave who was game, with Sassyola (four back the markers) running on late out wide when extricated away from the inside third 10.9 metres back Manthadee ($20.10) starting from inside the second line was able to shift into the running line shortly after the start, settling at the rear of the field with polemarker Seize Power holding the lead. Making ground swiftly in the back straight on the final occasion to join the leaders on the home turn, Manthadee dashed clear on turning to record a 5.5 metre margin over Whats Stanley Got from four back the markers, with Magic Mike (one/one) third a neck away. The mile rate 1-56.7. ■ Monegeeta trainer David Miles produced a nice type in Well Said-Spicy Stride filly Symphony Stride to land the IRT Australia 2Y0 Vicbred Maiden Pace over 1720 metres when making her race debut. Driven by the stable’s Jayden Barker (a Meltonian himself), Symphony Stride one of two debutante’s from the stable, the other being Excel Stride-Scarlet Stride gelding Storm Stride, Symphony Stride (gate six) possied three back in the moving line as the favourite Our Little Jet led from the pole with Storm Stride outside her. Eased wide on turning, Symphony Stride swept down the outside fence to prevail by a head in a thrilling finish from Roll With Ron (one/one) in a mile rate of 1-59.4. Another first starter Blood Moon used the sprint lane for third off the back of the leader a half neck away. - Len Baker

People Vale Doreen Stoves

■ Manningham Mayor, Cr Andrew Conlon has expressed his sadness and extended his sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of former Doncare CEO Doreen Stoves, who passed away on Monday last week (July 5). “Doreen will be remembered for her role as a passionate and committed CEO of Doncare for 19 years leading up to her retirement in April 2020,” he said. “Through this role, Doreen led the establishment of strategic partnerships with government and community agencies in our community. “She has also been a leader and primary advocate in the areas of family, children and social support services in Manningham.” Amongst her many other community commitments Doreen was also the Board Chair at Safe Futures Foundation, a family violence service, where she continued to advocate for a safe future where people are free from family violence. Cr Conlon said she would be remembered for he leadership in strengthening service systems and her important contribution to the Manningham community.


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MARKETING FEATURE

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Stateside with Gavin Wood in West Hollywood

Help with stranded Aussies

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

Out and About

Heroes offer support

■ It has been a difficult period with COVID-19 locking Australians into foreign countries with little help of getting home. There have been many sad stories of sick loved ones and people desperately trying all avenues to get back home. Some airfares have been quoted as high as $35,000 and then there is the two-week quarantine to cope with. You have seen all the sad stories of severe desperation on your local television. The Australian Government is doing the best it can and also the local consulate is also giving assistance. Two Aussies of note who are giving support and advice to Australians trapped in America are the Managing Director of the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites in West Hollywood, Alan Johnson, and in Santa Monica, ‘Lady H’ Julie Hardinge. By using all their circle of business leaders and close friends many ex-pats have been helped in the huge process of eventually getting a flight home.

New charge in the US

● Pictured at an Aussie get together in West Hollywood are ‘Lady H, Julie Hardinge; with Ramada chief Alan Johnson; and Countdown Motion Pictures CEO, Gavin Wood.

Early Birds benefit ■ If you are a morning person, you may be at reduced risk for major depression, a new study in America suggests. Several studies of the body's circadian sleep-wake cycle have shown that being an early bird is associated with a lower risk for depression. But those studies were observational so could not prove cause and effect. For example, people who are early birds may have other health or lifestyle behaviours that reduce their risk for depression they may have a healthier diet. For example, exercise more, or have fewer health conditions, such as chronic pain, that are associated with depression. All these factors, and many others, could explain the decreased risk for depression, and not the fact of being an early bird. Moreover, depression itself causes sleep disturbances, so it could be that depression is a cause of being a night owl, rather than the other way around. The new study, however, offers more compelling evidence that going to bed early and waking early may, in itself, provide protection against depression, independent of other factors. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, uses a research method called Mendelian randomisation that helps pinpoint the cause of what may be a cause-and-effect relationship. With Mendelian randomisation, researchers can compare large groups of people based on genetic variants that are independent of other health or behavioural characteristics in this case, the tendency to being a night owl or a morning person, inherited traits that are randomly allocated during our development in the womb. More than 340 genetic variants associated with circadian sleep rhythm have been identified, and the researchers can compare large groups of people with the genetic variants for being a morning person with groups that lack them. Nature has, in essence, set up the randomised experiment for them.

Ringo settles out of Court

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CNN ratings drop

■ The ratings of CNN's Reliable Sources plunged to their lowest level of the year this weekend, even as host Brian Stelter continues to dedicate every episode to criticising the credibility of Fox News. In all, his show has lost 72 per cent of its viewers since its high point on January 10. The new figures came one week after Stelter all but begged White House spokesperson Jen Psaki to tell him how his network could better conform its coverage to the Biden administration's talking points. The latest episode of Stelter's show failed to attract one million viewers for the 11th week in a row. A mere 752,000 total viewers tuned in to watch Stelter critique the media usually heavily focused on the more successful Fox News on Sunday. That's down from a peak of 2.7 million viewers following the January 6 Capitol riot. CNN's ratings have steadily contracted ever since the breach breathed life into its sagging viewership. Stelter attracted 1.3 million viewers in February, 1.02 million in March, 917,000 in April, and 836,000 in May.

■ "Where should we eat tomorrow?" my wife asked me excitedly as we sat on our deck Friday evening. She had locked down a babysitter for Saturday night, and we were both eager for our first dinner date alone together in months. "Broders'," I answered without hesitation. Located in southwest Minneapolis, Broders Pasta Bar is a local gem. It has a great outdoor patio and the best Italian cuisine in the Twin Cities. We had not eaten there since the pandemic began. My wife nodded and started to make a reservation on her phone. Then her jaw dropped. "You're not going to like this," she said. An Equity Charge? She was right. On its website, Broders' has a notice to customers notifying them of a new 15 per cent "benefits and equity" charge they've instituted. They justify the charge, first, by explaining that "many states have allowed reduced minimum wages for service staff in the form of a tip credit." Went to book a reservation at my favourite restaurant in the City, Broders' and was informed all customers were being charged a 15 per cent "equity" charge. Instead of just paying their employees more, Broders has decided to inform customers they are too racist/sexist to tip properly. The restaurant's second justification is that many tippers are racist and sexist, according to uncited research. - Contributed

■ Ringo Starr has dropped a legal claim against a Californian sex toy manufacturer after challenging its bid to trademark the name Ring O. Lawyers for the 81-year-old Beatles drummer had argued that the name was "identical in appearance, sound, connotation and pronunciation" to Ringo's name, which is already protected by trademark and he feared the association could damage his legendary reputation. But Starr has now settled with Screaming O, which uses the Ring O name for a line of cock rings. The company agreed to "avoid any activity likely to lead to confusion" and promised to use the name only for adult sex toys and desensitizing aids, keeping a clear gap between the 'Ring' and the 'O'.

Taliban is back ■ The Taliban have seized control of a third of Afghanistan as they continue to accelerate their blitz offensive while the US continues to withdraw their forces. The US has spent nearly $1trillion on the 20-year battle trying to stave off the terror group who are fighting to gain ultimate control over the wartorn country. The Taliban has been on tenterhooks to forge ahead with their scheme since President Joe Biden announced the withdrawal of troops back in April and have since continued at "lightning speed". Jihadist forces have now advanced across rural areas, putting them in reaching distance of major cities such as Herat and Kabul. A US intelligence report warned they could take the capital, Kabul, within six months.

China still to blame ● Ringo Starr

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■ An expert panel told Coronavirus Committee Republicans that hundreds of thousands of lives could have been saved if China acted transparently earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic. "Whether it was laboratory derived or natural, if we would've had open access the moment it started spreading, we could've saved lives," Adm. Brett Giroir told the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis during the Tuesday panel. "If we could've known about asymptomatic transmission two months beforehand, it could've saved hundreds of thousands of lives," Giroir said. Giroir, a former assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services during the Trump administration, was one of four experts on a panel convened by the Coronavirus Committee to discuss the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. No Democratic members of the committee attended the hearing, and both NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and NIAID director Dr Anthony Fauci reportedly turned down invites to the hearing.


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Magazine ■ Vaughn Monroe was a tall and handsome man who became a very popular American singer, trumpeter, bandleader and actor. Vaughn Wilton Monroe was born in Akron, Ohio in 1911. His mother named her son after her two favourite movie stars from the silent films, Vaughn Glasser and Wilton Lackaye. Vaughn was a descendant of President James Monroe. His father was a research engineer in the rubber industry and the family moved around quite a bit. Vaughn learned to play the trumpet at the age of 10. He was in the school band at Jeannette High School in Pennsylvania and wrote the school alma mater which is still sung today. Vaughn graduated in 1929 and worked with several bands before forming his own orchestra in Boston. His first recording of There I Go spent three weeks at the top of the hit parade and his orchestra was named top college band in 1940. Later that year he married Marian Baughman and they had two daughters Candy and Christina. Vaughn built a restaurant and nightclub which he named The Meadows in Massachusetts from which he hosted a live weekly radio program. Vaughn Monroe acted in films during his career including Meet The People, Carnegie Hall, Singing Guns and The Toughest Man in Ari-

Whatever Happened To ... Vaughn Monroe By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM zona. In 1949 Vaughn co-authored The Adventures of Mr. Putt Putt, a children's book about airplanes and flying. He had his own television series in 1950. His signature tune was Racing With the Moon and his hit songs over the years included There! I've Said It Again, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Mule Train, Tangerine, Ballerina, Sound Off and (Ghost) Riders in the Sky. One of his regrets was that he turned down an opportunity to record Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. In 1953 Vaughn gave up his band and started working as a solo artist on the nightclub circuit. He came to Melbourne in 1965 and performed at the Savoy/Menzies Hotels.

graciously went back into the studio to do it all over again. In his later years Vaughn remained with RCA records working as a TV spokesman, executive, and talent scout. Vaughn Monroe died in Florida during 1973 after undergoing major surgery for a respiratory ailment. Marian passed away in 2013. Earlier this year his daughters were in attendance as the Jeannette High School dedicated their new auditorium in honour of Vaughn Monroe. The plaque reads: "Jeannette High School Auditorium Dedication Honouring Vaughn Wilton Monroe, Class of 1929, whose legacy as a legendary singer, big-band leader and creator of both music and lyrics for the Jeannette High School Alma Mater will be remembered by many generations to come." I have a three disc CD of the songs of Vaughn Monroe and I enjoy listening to his body of work. He had four gold records during his career and has been awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Kevin Trask Kevin can be heard on 3AW The Time Tunnel - Remember When Sundays at 10.10pm with Philip Brady ● Vaughn Moore and Simon Owens. And on 96.5 FM Mike McColl-Jones recalls Vaughn recordThat's Entertainment - Sundays ing a performance at Channel 9 only to be later at 12 Noon. www.innerfm.org.au told that the video tape did not work and Vaughn

Today, Tomorrow at National Gallery Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow Camille Henrot, the French-born, Berlin-based contemporary artist, is being celebrated in an Australian-first survey of works that take a playful and inventive approach to addressing life's big questions. Camille Henrot is one of the most compelling contemporary artists working today. Born in Paris in 1978, the Berlinbased artist works across diverse media including sculpture, drawing, video and installation. Henrot references self-help, online second-hand market places, cultural anthropology, literature psychoanalyses, and social media to question what it means to be at once a private individual and a global subject. The exhibition features key works form the past decade including a group of new works on paper never before exhibited and the Australian premiere of the immersive room-scale installation The Pale Fox 2014, a companion piece to Henrot's award-winning film Grass Fatigue 2013, for which she won the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Exhibition closes October 24. National Gallery of Victoria 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne - Peter Kemp

Mildura Arts Centre Inspired Mildura: Nioka Morgan-Briggs, Jennifer Douglas, Aaron Hawkins, Chris John, Russell Murphy and Brett Wilkinson (Curator) Through the lens , curator and exhibitor Brett Wilkinson selected a talented group of photographers based in and around Mildura, whose work is inspired by the vast area bordered by the river and the desert to showcase the landmarks, culture and th4e mighty Murray River. Exhibition closes Sunday August 8. Away With Birds Mildura Arts Centre Collection: The fabric of Rio Vista Historic House has an abundance of bird images, each of them unique. In this exhibition they have been freed from their glassy panels to unite with others of their kind in a show of ornithological delights from the Mildura Arts

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with Peter Kemp Centre's permanent collection. Exhibition opens Friday July 15 and closes Sunday September 12. Mildura Arts Centre 199 Coreton Rd, Mildura - Peter Kemp

Benalla Art Gallery Re-Generation: Benalla Art Gallery Collection: Dating back to its establishment in the 19th century, the Benalla Botanical Gardens have significantly shaped the way hr local community vires and experiences the landscape. Re-Generation celebrates the Benalla Gallery's position in this important and beautiful botanical Garden setting by showcasing highlights from its collection of floral and botanical works. Exhibited works pay homage to the diverse traditional and contemporary approaches to this genre in Australian art whilst also exploring the relationship between the Gardens and the Gallery. Exhibition closes December. BenallaArt Gallery Botanical Gardens Bridge St, Benalla

At Ringwood Call For Applications:

The Gallery is calling all artists and community- based art groups to submit proposals to exhibit at Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery in 2022. Located within the community and cultural centre at Maroondah Federation Estate in the Ringwood Arts Precinct, the Gallery promotes the arts to audiences through a diverse and high quality exhibition program. Applications for the 2022 exhibition program are invited from both emerging and established artists as well as local arts and cultural groups. The Gallery encourages a broad range of contemporary and traditional visual arts practice across all mediums. As part of the call for gallery applications we are also offering one free exhibition to a local artist living and working in Maroondah. This initiative aims to support and foster the local artists and showcase the talents of the artistic community. The selected artist will be invited to exhibit in Gallery 2 spaces in 2022 and will not be charged the usual hire fee. For further information and application form please visit maroondah.vic.au/MFFG Applications close Monday August 8. Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood - Peter Kemp

Rosehaven

■ The final season of the ABC comedy Rosehaven to screen in August. Over its four seasons to date, Rosehaven has won Logies, AACTAs, AWGIES, ADG and SPA Awards. In 2020 it was the number one comedy show across all ABC. Written by and starring two of Australia’s favourite comedians and real-life best friends Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola, Rosehaven follows the story of two fictional friends and unlikely real estate agents, Daniel (expat Tasmanian McGregor) and Emma (Pacquola).

OK. With John O’Keefe Oz version of Repair Shop

● Dean Ipaviz ■ You may have seen the UK version of The Repair Shop . There is now an Australian version is underway for release, early 2022. Described as a 'feel-good' show it will appear on the Lifestyle channel. Dean Ipaviz, a builder by trade, hosts the show supported by craftspeople in metal restoration, electrical , jeweller , stuffed toys . It should be a must watch in how-to-restore memorabilia .

Philips’ faux pas

■ Philip Brady shocked his 3AW Sunday evening listeners when he put his foot in mouth by blurting out an uncomplimentary comment about the wife of co-compere Simon Owens. In fairness I don't think it was intentional and Simon was a true gentleman saying “let's just move on”.

Only in America

■ Facebook head honcho Mark Zuckerberg spent the July 4 holiday testing out his new electric surfboard that skims above the water. Mark's new e-Foil surfboard is the rage with the uber-rich. Then there's Joey Chesnut who broke his own record by chowing down 76 wiener hot dogs in 10 minutes. In all he consumed 1368 grams of fat.

Keith Potger to tour

■ Subject to COVID the legendary ex-Seeker Keith Potger is to stage a one-man show in Melbourne, then appearances at provincial centres. No confirmed dates at this stage, so watch gig guides.

Foodie changes course

■ Dan Srock, food editor at Herald Sun, has resigned to take on an appointment with a new start-up consulting in making the most of QR technology. Dan spent 10 years writing for the Herald Sun and is an all-round good guy. - John O’Keefe


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Movies, DVDs with Jim Sherlock, Aaron Rourke What’s Hot and What’s Not FILM: THE TOMORROW WAR (Streaming on Prime Video): G e n r e : Action/Sci-Fi/War. Cast: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson. Year: 2021. Rating: 1 6 + . Length: 140 Minutes. Stars: * * * Review: A sci-fi action adventure of scientists who have figured out how to draft soldiers from the past to fight in a war against an invading alien force - but the fate of humanity will rest on a family man who is drafted to fight in the future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront the past. As far as big budget, sci-fi, action-packed, time travelling creature features go, this one ticks all the boxes, a big, dumb, fun monster mash of "The Terminator" meets "Aliens" meets "Edge of Tomorrow" meets "War of the Worlds" meets "Independence Day" meets "The Thing," and numerous other more intelligent offerings from the mix of genres that pulls it all together, but most importantly, for a good part it works, however, you will be required to throw all logic out the window and just don't try too hard to figure it all out. Chris Pratt goes through all the Arnold Schwarzenegger school of emotions as our heroic protagonist, more effective running, jumping and shooting aliens, and is supported effectively by Aussie actress Yvonne Strahovski, Oscar winner J.K. Simmons and Sam Richardson, however, the real stars here are the hundreds of CGI experts and creature designers who all combined to create the eye popping and jaw dropping creatures, action and special effects. A big, exciting, corny, loud, silly and delightfully in-your-face popcorn crunching thrill ride with an abundance of humour, along with pathos and poignancy along the way, and when all is said and done, a giant pizza sized slice of big budget creature-feature entertainment that has been entertaining audiences for generations and will continue to do so for generations to come. FILM: BLACKBIRD (Now on DVD and Streaming on Google Play & AppleTV): Genre: Drama. Cast: Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska. Year: 2019. Rating: M . Length: 97 Minutes. Stars: * * * Review: A terminally ill mother with ALS disease arranges to bring her family together one last time before she dies. A remake of the 2014 Danish film "Silent Heart," a genuinely affecting and deeply emotional tale that covers adult themes with maturity, humour and overall intelligence without sugar-coating, being shamelessly manipulative or falling into cliché as a result of its sensitive subject matter, a quietly affecting melodrama that allows audiences to journey through with their own layers of emotion as the real conflicts and opinions seep in without layers of stereotypical drivel enter the frame. Directed with great respect and sensitivity by Roger Michell, whose other credits include "Notting Hill" (1999), "Hyde Park on Hudson" (2012), "My Cousin Rachel" (2017), and "Nothing Like A Dame" (2018), to name a few, the stellar cast includes Susan Sarandon as the dying matriarch of the family, Sam Neill as the husband, along with Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, Rainn Wilson and Anson Boon, they all shine in their respective roles equally with a mellifluous yet apprehensive or unsettled quality as the family in crisis come to terms with the inevitable and unavoidable outcome. All filmed in and around a breathtaking isolated sea front location in West Sussex in England, this is a well told and simple bittersweet tale that remains emotionally effectively on balance throughout, a difficult task at the best of times considering its subject matter, a poignant, entertaining, funny, tragic, melancholic and ultimately thought provoking and haunting story of family, opinions, choices and decisions that ultimately reminds us of the importance family, relationships and ultimately the brevity and fragility of life. *ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis): A nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. AKA: Lou Gehrig's disease - James Sherlock

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Rourke’s Reviews The Tomorrow War ■ (M). 138 minutes. Now streaming on Netflix. Despite a script that is a shameless hodgepodge of a number of other, better sci-fi films (Pacific Rim, The Terminator, The Thing, Alien, Predator, Independence Day, to name a few), this big budget extravaganza proves to be mildly entertaining, even if it leaves the memory soon after the end credits have finished. Chris Pratt stars as Dan Forrester, your typical everyman who has to help lead an attack against aliens who are slaughtering earth's population. The only thing is, Dan and his motley crew have to travel from present day 2022 to 2052, when the invasion is at its peak. Helping him in the future is scientist Muri (Yvonne Strahovski). The twists are easy to pick, and the derivative nature of the story soon takes its toll, not helped by pretty one-dimensional characters. Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy) is a likeable screen presence, but finds it hard to rise above the empty noise, while J.K. Simmons can play the gruff role given to him in his sleep. Director Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie) tries to keep everything glossy and loud, but his transition from animated to liveaction features is competent but hardly memorable. RATING - **½

Werewolves Within

■ (MA). 96 minutes. Now showing in selected cinemas. Based on a video game I admittedly have never heard of, this slick horror/comedy is good fun for quite a while, before its limited story mechanics start to take hold. The quiet, snowy town of Beaverfield sees the arrival of new park ranger Finn Wheeler (Sam Richardson, who can also be seen in The Tomorrow War), an honest, by-the-book person who has just unwittingly separated from his girlfriend. Meeting the weird and eccentric townsfolk via mail person Cecily (Milana Vayntrub), Finn is soon faced with an unusual case when he and a number of others are trapped within the local inn by something unknown, something that could be a lycanthrope. With the power out, the group have to deal with each other as much as the deadly predator hunting them down one by one. What gives Werewolves Within its spark is its willingness to underplay the situation, giving the cast

the chance to make an impression without having to go over-the-top from scene one. Richardson is fine as Finn, as is Vayntrub as Cecily. Director Josh Ruben, whose first film, Scare Me (****), was a winner when released last year (it's currently streaming on Shudder), again shows his love for character interplay and humorously verbal exchanges. It is only when the story elements are threaded together that the movie loses steam, but not enough to stop making this small film an enjoyable night out at the movies. RATING - ***

Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard

■ (MA). 99 minutes. Now showing in cinemas. Deplorable excuse for a movie, a noisy and obnoxious sequel to the surprisingly successful 2017 original. The trio from the original, Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), Darius Kincaid (Samul L. Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Salma Hayek), are back, this time involved in an instantly forgettable plot involving Aristotle Papdopolous (Antonio Banderas). Also on board is Morgan Freeman, in a highly contrived and predictable subplot. Sonia was a headache-inducing ear sore the first time around, so of course she is given more screen time in the sequel, and Hayek's shrill performance sums up the movie as a whole. Incredibly cruel and bloody for what is supposed to be a comedy, with dozens of innocent bystanders ending up as collateral damage amongst all the non-stop gunplay. Reynolds' ad-lib schtick is an acquired taste at the best of times, but he seems to be running on fumes here, delivering a continuous stream of limp one-liners. Jackson is in complete cruise control, yelling and cursing to the back row, while showing little interest in the material handed to him. The only amusing joke is a reference to a particular 80's Goldie Hawn comedy. Aussie director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) swings for the fences in amateurish fashion, as he did in the first film, turning everything up to 20 hoping an incessantly high volume and constant barrage of violent (but badly staged) action will hide the complete lack of genuine humour, exciting action, or even a single drop of humanity. RATING - * - Asron Rourke

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Down 1. Renovate (2,2) 2. Become distorted 3. Suggest 4. Kuwaiti rulers 5. Clean break 6. Flees to wed 7. Delay 8. Bathroom fixtures 9. Fall asleep (3,3) 10. Brigand 11. Revolve on axis 12. Stood against 13. Smudge 14. Palestinian chief, ... Arafat 15. Pour carelessly 16. Aida or Carmen 17. Potters' ovens 18. Pantomime lead 19. Observes 24. Rebukes, ... over the knuckles 28. Put on ... & graces 30. Spoken 31. Hideous 33. Irritated the skin 35. Incidental comments 37. Clarified butter 38. Curry & ... 40. Face veils 42. Physical activity 44. Portugal's capital 45. Scientist, Sir Isaac ... 47. Stench 48. Elevated railway 49. Drainage tradesman 50. Extortionate lender (4,5) 53. Largest bird 54. Calls (5,2) 57. Ancient Mariner's seabird 58. Protective headwear 60. Cloth retailers 63. Cleaver 65. Frosted (cake) 66. Expensive 68. Coral bank 69. Cosy 76. Set up (machinery) 79. Long-leafed lettuce 80. Nunavut native 81. Eastern faith 83. Twig shelters 84. Cartoon strip, Li'l ... 85. Flightless bird 88. English cheese 90. Fleur de lis plant 91. Among 93. Riveted 95. Easter gifts 97. Unplaced competitor (4-3) 99. Constantly busy (2,3,2) 100. Hire 102. Pungent bulb 104. Largest African nation 107. Uncanny 109. Wet 110. Vocal solo 111. Jet-baths 113. Soapie session 115. Obvious 117. TV award 118. Young deer 121. Contemptibly 122. Patella 127. Nonsense, ... jumbo 128. Razor cuts 129. Bits & pieces (4,3,4) 132. Recipe components 133. Stupid 134. Avarice 135. Packaged 136. Dilapidated 137. 24 hours ago 138. Unforgettable 140. Enforces once more 141. Pacified 142. Courageous

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143. Huge stone blocks 145. Tomahawk 151. Enormous 154. Men's Singles champion, ... Agassi 156. Lustre 159. One, numero ... 164. Totally 169. Cougars 170. Steam burn 173. Influences 174. Short, witty remark 177. Author, ... Asimov 178. Take oath 181. Whirling (of water) 183. Women warriors 187. Wantonly destroy 192. Female hormone 195. Current of air 199. Supervise 201. Points gun 202. Anti-flood embankment 203. Genuine fact 204. Implicit 206. Gay 207. Non-rural 208. Cheap, a ... a dozen 209. Lends a hand to 213. Smacks 215. Strolling 217. Killed 221. Helium & hydrogen 222. Not ever 223. Cut with scissors 224. Charlotte Bronte novel, Jane ... 225. Withdraw, ... out 226. Poet, ... Allan Poe 228. Legal trade bans 234. Phone security device 236. Wrongdoers 238. Terminate 240. Singer, ... Orbison 242. Normally (2,1,4) 243. Peculiarity 245. Mussels or clams 247. Peppermint essence 248. Nut fastener 250. Scientist, Albert ... 251. Weasel-like animals 253. Overfill 255. College test 257. Recline lazily 258. Restaurant list 261. Lovers' fling 262. Military forces 265. Valuable ores, precious ... 266. Garden ornament 268. Hex 269. The Continent 275. Jolly laugh (2,2) 276. Rounded roof 278. Hampers 280. Pressurised spray 282. Delights 283. Dollar division 285. Properly positioned, in ... 287. Steam generator 289. Tripoli citizen 290. Impersonates 291. Melted 292. Barked shrilly 293. Potato 296. Colorado ski resort 297. Writer, ... Thomas 299. Obtain (funds) 302. Two-door car 304. ... Fools' Day 305. Earnest requests 306. Crown Princess of Denmark 307. Opera singer 308. Yes votes 310. Head cook 312. Charismatic air 313. Spreading trees


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Magazine

Funds for Bubup Wilam Centre

Crossroads By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads com.au

Oysters return

■ Melbourne band The Prairie Oysters return to the Country Music Guild, Pascoe Vale RSL on Friday (July 16). COVID lockdowns and restrictions have resulted in some cancellations of recent times for the club however, Tony, Ed , Dave and Mick from the Oysters are pumped and ready to support the Melbourne music institution that has been running live country music non-stop for over 50 years. Bookings essential. 9338 7902.

Storytellers

■ Casey Radio 97.7FM presents Storytellers at the station featuring Lachlan Bryan and supported by Cathy Dobson. The station introduces songwriters of the highest calibre in a perfect listening environment and offer an intimate performance where you get to know the artist and then chat with them after the show. Saturday, July17, at 7pm -10pm. Bookings essential as numbers are limited. www.caseyradio.com.au/tickets/

Rick in Melbourne

■ Australian singer -songwriter Rick Price will perform at the Memo Music Hall, St Kilda on Saturday, September 11. He'll be singing some of his classic hits plus tracks off his soon to be released new album Soulville. Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/ events/landing?embed&eid=785916 - Rob Foenander

■ Aboriginal students, families and the wider northern suburbs community are benefitting from a boost to accessible, culturally appropriate community spaces and training facilities with the redeveloped Bubup Wilam Centre. Gabrielle Williams, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, last week officially opened the $682,000 redevelopment in Thomastown, which will enable Bubup Wiliam to expand its programs and resources and provide safe spaces for Aboriginal residents to connect to culture. The redeveloped facility includes a new library and dining room, an extra break away space for specialist learning, and the creation of a sustainable outdoor space for year-round events. Bubup Wilam is a self-determined, community controlled Aboriginal organisation that provides education, health and wellbeing programs for Aboriginal children aged between six months and eight years, their families and communities. The organisation has evolved into an Aboriginal Early Years Centre for Excellence and a registered training organisation since opening its doors in 2012, and continues to deliver on its purpose to support strong and proud Aboriginal identities, underpinned by self-determination. The Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program supports organisations to improve cultural

● Gabrielle Williams, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

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connectedness, delivery of services to communities, health and wellbeing, and education and economic participation for communities. The program has supported 60 community infrastructure projects since 2017, providing eligible Aboriginal organisations with almost $20 million in funding to complete their works. The Victorian Budget 2021-22 delivered a further investment of almost $19 million for Aboriginal organisations seeking fit-for-purpose and culturally responsive infrastructure to ensure they can continue serving their communities. Bubup Wilam also received $367,000 in funding in 2020-21 under the COVID-19 Aboriginal Community Response and Recovery Fund to provide social and emotional wellbeing support for families and staff of Bubup Wilam. “We’re backing Aboriginal community infrastructure projects to ensure families can access the culturally safe spaces and other infrastructure they need to come together, and access the vital services they need to thrive,” said Gabrielle Williams, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. “Guided by the self-determination, we’re delivering record funding to empower Aboriginal Victorians wherever they live, improving their health and safety and maintaining connections to community, culture and Country.”

Observations with Matt Bissett-Johnson

Mike McColl Jones

Top 5 THE T OP 5 THINGS THEY TOP COULD HA VE DONE T O HAVE TO LIVEN UP THE F1 GRAND PRIX. 5. A Drive-Thru Mc Donald’s in Pit Straight. 4. Remove the pot-holes from Kew streets and put them in the track. 3. Get the Lord Mayor to introduce bike lanes. 2. Install parking officers track-side. 1. Let Philip Brady drive the safety car at high speed (at least 25kmh).


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Sport

Number of favourites in Golden Rose classic

■ A number of runners in the Golden Rose classic for three-years-olds to be run at Rosehill on September 26, have been well backed. The money has come for the opening favourite, Anamoe, in the strong camp of the James Cummings team. As mentioned in another of my columns, the Cummings stable feels that he should be rated as the best three-year old in the land. He showed his class with his big win in the Inglis Sires over 1400 metres. At that stage, from seven start,s he had recorded three wins, with two seconds and a third, including a placing in the Golden Slipper. He is definitely the one to beat. He is impeccably bred, being by the leading sire, Street Boss. Another they have come for is the smart Stay Inside, who blitzed them in the Golden Slipper in a top-class field. He is with the Freedman Brothers who need no introduction, but Richard and Michael are part of the Freedman clan, along with elder brothers, Lee and Anthony Freedman, who have between them won many a classic. Lee has capturedc five Melbourne Cups, two with Makybe Diva, plus Doriemus, Subzero and Tawriffic. Stay Inside won brilliantly over the 1200 metres of the Golden Slipper after the favourite, Profiteer, got away with a handy break. Like the Cummings camp, the Freedmans, are confident they have a good horse looking at the big plums after this race. Another smart colt is Converge, prepared by Gai Waterhouse and Andrew Bott. By the champion English stallion, Frankel, he was backed heavily to win the coveted J.J.Atkins Plate over 1600 metres. He won like a really good horse eased up by his rider, Tim Clark, in the last 200 metres. Some big bets have been laid on him to win the Golden Rose, and he has got to be a big chance. The Blue Diamond Stakes winner this year, Artorius, must have a show after his brilliant win in the Blue Diamond. Another smart colt going around is the Peter and Paul Snowden colt, Captivant. He won like a really good horse when beating Hilal and Converge, in the Champagne Stakes at Randwick back in April. He contested the Golden Slipper, but was never out of trouble in the race, before finishing a good fifth. The James Cummings-trained Ingratiating is a good type, and was runner-up in the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield back in February and was a good third in the Golden Slipper behind Anamoe. In one respect it is a quite open event with a number of chances.

● Ingratiating after winning at Flemington.Racing Photos. The Program, which will be trialled throughout the remainder of 2021, is open to thoroughbreds that are listed as active or spelling on their stable return, and have been domiciled in Victoria for a minimum of here months after nominating for the program Three prominent Victorian veterinary practices are participating in the six-month trial which commenced on July 1.. They are the U-Vet Werribee Equine Centre, Ballarat Veterinary Practice Equine Clinic and the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital. To be eligible for the Program, and owner or a trainer, must have their horse undergo a lameness examination by a veterinarian. If the horse presents with lameness, then it can be considered for the program, with an analysis of the examination results, and the horse's history conducted by the veterinarian to

Ted Ryan

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Costs offset

■ Racing Victoria is helping owners and trainers to offset the cost of advanced diagnostic imaging on Victorian thoroughbreds. They have offered to help with the costs involved. As part of the sport's proactive approach

determine if and what advanced diagnostic imaging is required. The owner or trainer of an eligible horse, will ultimately be able to recoup 50 per cent of their costs (a potential saving of up to $1600) when accessing advanced diagnostic imaging for the nominated horse through a participating practice. This includes scintigraphy (bone screening), magnetic resonance (MRI) (high field/standing) and computed tomography (CT). To help the owner or trainer cover the cost of their initial assessment, they will also be eligible for a special assessment subsidy of up to $300, upon referral by the veterinarian to one of three participating practices. Furthermore, an additional subsidy of up to $200 for a horse requiring hospitalisation for a minimum of one overnight stay, at one of the program's participating practices will also be available to the owner or trainer. For those horses approved to enter the program, these subsidies will be rebated by the participating practice delivering the service, with the balance of the costs to be met by the owner or trainer, as traditionally occurs. The Diagnostic Imaging Subsidy Program is made possible by the Victorian racing industry's $25 million Equine Welfare Fund courtesy of a two per cent prizemoney contribution by racing participants and the Industry's sustainability fund. MRI uses magnetic fields and resistance to create high-quality three-dimensional images of bone, fluid, and soft tissue. MRI shows an image of the physical change occurring during injury or disease. Multiple images are collected of the area of concern. All standing MRI units are low field, so those images have less detail than high-field MRI and CT. - Ted Ryan

to injury prevention, the Diagnostic Imaging Subsidy Program has been launched to help minimise the risk of serious injuries the thoroughbred horses by using advanced veterinary technology for early detection and intervention.

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Ted Ryan Phone 9876 1652 Mobile: 0412 682 927 E-Mail: tedryan@australiaonline.net.au ted.ryan@optusnet.com.au ● Anamoe, ridden by Damien Oliver. Racing Photos.


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MARKETING FEATURE

Backyard hens key to increasing self-sustainability ■ By Giuliana Postregna of Talking Hens at Merricks: "Where the chicken AND egg come first!"

● Chickens roaming in the grass.

■ Many people either own backyard hens or know of someone who does. The growing popularity 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 like 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’s 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 feeding 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.