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he has built a reputation as one of Australia's most loved and recognisable foodies and now the original master chef, Julie Goodwin, is set to bring her culinary skills and know-how to Lake Macquarie. Speaking at the Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre as part of Lake Macquarie City Council's Our City, Our Future lecture series, Goodwin will share tips on how to prepare family meals that are both health and sustainable. "It's not about spending extra time or money it's about having the information you need to make good choices," she told the Post. "I'll be talking about how eating in season is better nutritionally and environmentally and sharing recipes and tips and how people can select produce for optimal nutrition and flavour." "I'll really looking forward to meeting readers, seeing lots of happy faces and talking about something I really love." Council's sustainability manager, Alice Howe said buying and cooking sustainably could cut back on food waste. "Many people do not realise the average household throws away more than 20 per cent of food purchased every year. I strongly encourage anyone wanting to better use leftovers, or change their household's eating habits, to come along to this free event." Julie Goodwin will speak at the Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday, May 20 from 6pm. To book, call Council on 4921 0333.
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I've found the whole Jamie Packer/David Gyngell saga very amusing. Such well-known people - a billionaire and a senior TV executive - going punch for punch oblivious as to who might be watching or what the ramifications could be. If we hadn't being able to see the photos, you'd have a hard time believing it actually happened. While I understand society probably shouldn't be condoning two blokes having a fist fight on a public street, I don't know that the police needed to get involved. Although I think that the police were pretty much forced into action after consistent pressure from certain vocal groups in the community. Both parties say that their 35-year friendship won't be affected by the fight. Of course I don't have intimate knowledge of whether that is going to be the case, but surely it's always going to be bubbling away under the surface.
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Tim Crakanthorp beats Nuatali Nelmes 60-40 in Labor Party pre-selection vote â€˘ AMELIA PARROTT ) I@amella_parrolt
im Crakanthorp will run as the Labor party candidate for the seat of Newcastle in next year's state election. Mr Crakanthorp came out on top in an internal Labor Party pre-selection vote on Saturday, gaining 60 per cent of the rankand-file vote. As Labor candidate for Newcastle, Mr Crakanthorp said he would be fighting to ensure the city received its fair share ofthe proceeds generated from the lease of the port, campaigning for balanced growth in the CBD and working towards better health, education and transport services across the electorate. "I want to see a vibrant, healthy smart Newcastle where the creativity for which our cityis known continues to be nurtured and developed," he said. "My focus through the coming months, and beyond, will be on listening to the wider community and standing up on their behalf." Mr Crakanthorp beat out fellow Labor hopeful Nuatali Nelmes. Ms Nelmes, who gained 40 per cent of the vote, said she would support Mr Crakanthorp's campaign fully.
"With less than 12 months to the state election, 1 will continue my vocal stance against cuts to services imposed on our community by the Liberal Government."
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unter commuters may soon be able to enjoy a more comfortable ride to Sydney, with the State Government set to purchase a new fleet of intercity trains. The $2.8 billion purchase will see 65 new trains rolled out across the network over the next decade, carrying passengers across Newcastle, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Illawarra regions. The upgrade means that for the first time, all rail services across the state will be air-conditioned. Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian said the Government planned to customise "off-the-shelr' trains to reduce costs and expedite the rollout process, a move that has drawn ire from manufacturing unions. "These new trains will provide unprecedented levels of comfort and convenience for customers, and we will now begin industry briefings and community engagement to achieve the best outcome from the new fleet," Ms Berejiklian said. "This engagement will be carried out to get feedback on more specific on-board features such as seat configuration, luggage compartments and premium carriages."
Australian Manufacturing Workers Union organiser, Daniel Wallace has called for the new trains to be built in the Hunter. "Buying trains off-the-shelf from overseas shouldn't be an option in the current economic climate where we've got job losses on the news nearly every night," he said. "The likes of [Newcastle MP] Tim Owen, [Charlestown MP] Andrew Cornwell and [Swansea MP] Garry Edwards need to be standing up for local manufacturing jobs. Without another government contract we will be facing the death of the railway industry in the Hunter region." The first of the trains is expected to be in service by 2019, with the rest of the fleet rolled out progressively through to 2024.
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The heart of any community is its people. Importantly, listening to and hearing the views of the wider community helps to shape the types of facilities, services, infrastructure and other needs and expectations of people of all ages and abilities who live in, work in, and visit our City. Council has developed a Draft Operational Plan to outline the actions Council will take in response to strategies contained in the Lake Macquarie Community Strategic Plan 2013-2023 and Delivery Program 2013-2017. Salvos Stores offer great finds like one-off vintage pieces and incredible fabrics and it's satisfying to know that every purchase helps your community by providing;
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Little sympathy for the west Petition for new police station in Wallsend fails to gain the support of Coalition MPs â€˘ AMELIA PARROTT )I @amelia_parroU
allsend MP, Sonia Hornery's calls for a new police station in her electorate have fallen on deaf ears, with Coalition MPs accusing the Opposition of spreading lies when it came to matters of policing. Discussing a petition submitted by Ms Hornery in March, the Member for Wallsend said more than 13,000 residents had signed her petition for a new police station in the western suburbs. "Our population is growing," Ms Hornery said. "A police station in the Wallsend electorate is still crucial and my constituents are refusing to stay silent." She said expecting police to come from stations at Belmont or Waratah meant endangering residents. "Depending on traffic, the route between Toronto and Wallsend takes 20 minutes at best an up to an hour at worst. "Residents are rightly concerned about the tyranny of distance because they know that every second counts in a dangerous situation." Speaking against the petition, Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest said the most recent report from the Bureau of Crime
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Statistics and Research showed crime rates were down across 17 major categories in the Newcastle Local Area Command. "The report revealed significant decreases in assault, non-domestic violence related, which is down 14 per cent, robbery without a weapon is down a whopping 34.7 per cent, break and enter, dwelling, is down 17 per cent, motor vehicle theft is down 20 per cent and malicious damage to property is down 15 per cent," he said. "Members opposite should be applauding and praising our police officers because they are obviously doing an excellent job." He accused the Opposition spokesperson on police, Walt Secord, of telling lies and misleading local communities on policing. Swansea MP, Garry Edwards also spoke against the petition, highlighting that it was the former Labor Government's decision to close and sell the old Wallsend Police Station. After the debate, Ms Hornery took to Twitter to call out Mr Provest for speaking against the motion. "MP for Tweed -so close to Wallsend electorate, spoke against petition 4 a Wallsend Police Station, and stated the whole petition was a1ie' [sic]," she quipped. The electorate of Tweed boarders Queensland and includes the towns of Tweed Heads, Kingcliffand Wooyung.
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breaelles Fair Trading acting commissioner Robert Vellar said poor record-keeping at more than 80 per cent of dealerships was not a good result. "The breaches in five instances were serious enough to warrant fines totalling $1,870," he said. One real estate agent agency was found to be operating under an expired licence and was fined $1,100. Mr Vellar said Fair Trading inspectors would return to Newcastle in the coming weeks to ensure businesses that recorded breaches had a better understanding up their legislative responsibilities. For more information about Fair Trading go to: www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au or www.facebook.com/FairTradingNSW
Platfornt for change Residents to have their say on child support programs unter residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on the child support program when an inquiry committee visits Newcastle in July The inquiry was requested by the Minister for Sodal Services, Kevin Andrews and will focus on how the system works, including dealing with under or over payments, providing the best options for children caught in conflict, how the program fits with mediation and links between the child support program and the Family Court. Member for Paterson, Bob Baldwin said the child support program needs to suit all families. "The child support program assists families at moments of great stress, and it is designed to focus on the needs and costs of children," he said. "The committee will look at the way it operates to make sure it works for all families and is able to work with the range of different family situations." Chair of the committee, George Christensen said that they wanted to hear about people's personal experiences. "This kind of information will be crudal to our understanding of how the program operates in reality," Mr Christensen said. A questionnaire is available to complete
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A woman has been charged with high range drink driving, following a crash at Gateshead that left her five-year-old son injured. About 10:40pm on Sunday night, a 30-year-old woman from Gateshead was driving her Holden Commodore sedan along Oxford Street when the car left the road and hit a power pole. Her five-year-old son, who police allege was travelling in the front seat and not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, suffered facial and internal injuries. The woman and her son were able to walk to a nearby family member's house where emergency services were called. The child was assessed by ambulance paramedics and taken to John Hunter Hospital for further treatment. The woman underwent a breath test while at the home and allegedly returned a positive result. She was arrested and taken to Charlestown Police Station where a subsequent breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.160. She was issued with a court attendance notice to appear in court at a later date answering to an allegation of high range drink driving. Meanwhile, crash investigators are continuing their inquiries into the incident and are urging anyone with information or who saw the car in the lead up to the crash to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or report online at www1.police.nsw.gov.au. Information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Information should not be provided via the police Facebook or Twitter pages.
Police have issued a reminder about stranger danger after a child was approached at Kurri Kurri last Wednesday. About 3:10pm, an 11-year-old boy was riding his bike on Hampden Street when a white van slowed down beside him. The male driver allegedly called out to the boy in an attempt to entice him into the vehicle before following him along several streets, including Hampden Street and Maitland Road. The boy lost sight of the van while on Hampden Lane. Police have commenced an investigation and are looking to speak to a man described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately, 30 to 40-years-old and bald. The vehicle of interest is described as being an older style white van with dark tinted windows and a white registration plate with black lettering. Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report at www1.police,.nsw.gov.au. Information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. and should not be provided on the police Facebook or Twitter pages. Meanwhile, police have encouraged parents to discuss 'Safe People, Safe Places' messages with their children, including; making sure a parent or adult always knows where you are, always walking straight home or to the place you're walking to using busy roads or paths, know where safe places like shops, petrol stations, police stations, schools or libraries are located, never get into a car with someone you don't know, and if someone ever tries to grab you, yell out "Go away, I don't know you:'
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Julie Goodwin will share her love of real food - fresh, local and seasonal produce, with handy tips and ideas to make your kitchen the heart of your home while supporting community sustainability.
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Address 531A Lake Road, Argenton 1/17 Edgar Street, Belmont 1 Fred Avery Drive, Buttaba 81 Darlington Drive, Buttaba
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s mothers celebrated with their families across the Hunter on Sunday, a group of young mums-to-be could rest assured knowing that they are armed with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle their new parenting role. 21-year-old Krystal James is part of this group of young women who have been taking part in the Mothers Together program at PCYC Newcastle. PCYC Newcastle president, Ruth Mitchell said the free program is aimed at bridging the gap between hospital-based pre-natal classes and informal, "chit-chat" mother's groups. "The program covers practical skills like how to bathe your child, cooking, and sewing," she said. ''We also give the girls the opportunity to take part in training courses that help
them get back into the workforce when they are ready." Miss James, who is due to give birth to a daughter in five weeks, said the group gave her an additional support network outside of her immediate family. "I had been to another group where everyone had kids already so 1 was really out of my comfort zone," she said. "Then 1 found out about this program and 1was like, 'oh my god, wow!' "I would definitely encourage new mums to come in and have a sneaky look at the program and see if it can help them out too." The program is open to expecting and new mothers. Hour-long sessions are held at PCYC Newcastle on the comer of Young and Melbourne roads at Broadmeadow, each Tuesday between lOam and 2pm. For more information or to find out how to join the group, call PCYC Newcastle on 49614493.
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The Baby and Kids Market will be held at Newcastle Basketball Stadium in Broadmeadow on Sunday, May 25. There will be over 60 stalls overflowing with quality pre-loved bargains including clothes, toys, books, shoes cots, highchairs, prams and more. There will also be a handful of local businesses showcasing their unique creations for the first time and non-stop free fun for the kids with GymbaROO and Ready Steady Go Kids. The onsite canteen will have food and drinks available. The market runs from 9am to noon at the Newcastle Basketball Stadium on the corner of Young and Curley roads.
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The City of Newcastle's 2014/15 draft operating plan and budget are now on public exhibition until 4 June 2014. Council is keen to share our current position and future Newcastle plans with information sessions scheduled for 28 May, 2:30 to City Council 4:30pm at Wallsend Library, and 29 May, 6 to 8pm at NewcasLord Mayor tle City Hall. all council matters: Council started 2013/14 with a projected $29 million deficit. newcastle.nsw.gov.au The actual deficit is likely to be $20 million due to an organisational restructure to reduce ongoing costs. The 2014/15 deficit is projected to improve even further to $11.8 million. Excellent progress has been made but more work needs to be done. Council must now focus on asset rationalisation. Much of the budget is spent maintaining assets such as buildings, roads, drains, toilet blocks, sporting facilities, playgrounds, artworks and even trees. progress has Many assets in Newcastle's portfolio, valued at $1.6 billion, been made need significant maintenance and the City cannot afford to but more work maintain of them. needs to be done Instead, all Council will invest in current key assets, fund new assets and dispose of assets oflimited community value. The reduced deficit combined with asset sales will make more funds available to repair aging infrastructure. The civic site west of Civic Theatre is a great example. In recent years the buildings on this site became surplus and were in varying states of repair. Clearing and selling the site reduced maintenance costs whilst creating positive cash flow and stimulating urban renewal. Asset rationalisation reduced the infrastructure backlog to $97 million in 2013 from $134 million in 2007. Returning to an operating surplus will enable Council to provide services and maintain assets well into the future.
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Thousands ofvolunteers indicate people are proud to live in our City
This week is National Volunteer Week, a time to 'Celebrate the Power of Volunteering' and say thank you to the 6 million volunteers who contribute towards many essential community, environmental, sporting, welfare, emergency, education and cultural services annually in Australia. Lake Macquarie's thousands of volunteers indicate people are proud to live in our City and want to work together to make our community a better place. An example of this is the many volunteers of Lake Macquarie Landcare, who not only work together to protect and enhance the local environment but who also demonstrate true community spirit through their hard work and dedication. Council recognised the contribution and achievements of its Landcare volunteers at a thank you barbecue and awards presentation earlier this week. Volunteers play an integral role in many organisations across our City and last week I had the pleasure of meeting a group of dedicated technical officials from the Coast and Valley Swimming Association. These volunteers lend their time and talents, for no reward or remuneration, to a sport that they love and work hard to support. More than 150 volunteers from this association donate their time to run meets, time keep and monitor swimming technique for local swimming clubs. These same technical officials will be assisting with the swimming events of the Lake Macquarie International Children's Games in December this year. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Lake Macquarie International Children's Games and being part of this momentous occasion you can register your interest at www.icglakemacquarie2014.com While on the subject of our community spirit, this week is also Neighbourhood Centre Week, a time to recognise the value of Lake Macquarie neighbourhood centres and an opportunity for residents to learn more about what their local centre has to offer. For details on how to contact your local Lake Macquarie neighbourhood centre, visit the website www.lakemac.com.au and search Council's community directory.
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Honouring those who care National Volunteer Week pays tribute to vital members of our community • AMELIA PARROTT ~ @amelia_parrott
ach and every day across the Hunter region, thousands of volunteers are rolling up their sleeves to help others in need. They may be serving up a piping hot bowl of pea and ham soup to a homeless person, volunteering in the Rural Fire Service or doing the shopping for an elderly relative or neighbour. This week, the efforts of these good Samaritans will be recognised as part of National Volunteer Week. Now in its twenty-fifth year, National Volunteer Week aims to acknowledge and thank the more than six million volunteers who power essential community, environmental, sporting, welfare, emergency services, education and cultural services and supports across the country. Sandra Calland is part of this army of volunteers and is one of a group of about a dozen volunteers who help run the community kitchen at Merewether Uniting Church on Tuesday nights. The kitchen serves dinner for more than 70 people each week, using food donated
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Mrs Calland said she volunteers simply because it is needed. "I think people underestimate the role volunteers play in our community," she told the Post. "You get so much out ofit. "My 11-year-old grand-daughter comes to help in the kitchen in the school holidays and it teaches the children that with all that they have, it doesn't cost anything to give a little bit of time. "You cannot put a monetary value on what you get out of being a volunteer." Merewether Uniting Church minister Reverend Jennifer Burns said the church was always in need of more volunteers to help out - from cooks and conversationalists to courtesy bus drivers. "We have some people come every week while others only come every so often," she said. "It doesn't matter how much time you have. "Any time is appreciated and there is a job for everyone." If you are interested in volunteering at the community kitchen at Merewether Uniting Church contact Reverend Burns on 0411133 679 or email@example.com.
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Beneath the streets The Crossroads was the unofficial name of the intersection at cardifJRoad and Edgeworth Road (currently Main Road and Lake Road) GLENDALE. The suburb was originally mown as the Crossroads, and was officially changed to Glendale in the mid 1950's. The name Glendale was selected by popular vote out ofsix possible names in a competition nm by the cardifJWest Pac Association. Horses were the main fonn ofbansport and there was a large horse ttough in the middle of the Crossroads. The steam tram. ran to the west ofLake Road from 1910 to 1930. In 1931 a bus service to Speers Point passed through Glendale and became a government service in 1937. Abus rotunda with the shingle roofwas built in 1932 and demolished in 1969.
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f you're visiting Glendale for a spot of shopping or taking in a movie at Event Cinemas, be sure to drop in at Intencity for some fun and excitement. Intencity offer all the latest release games whether you're into driving, shooting, novelty, sporting, ticket or prize machines. loin the Intencity Max Club for free at www.intencity.com.au or in -store and you will be kept in the loop with monthly updates and given access to exclusive members only offers. Plus, flash your Intencity Max Club card and you will
always receive a free game when you purchase a game at any Intencity across Australia. During May, Max Club members can pick up a reward card in-store to redeem a different offer each day, such as receiving a free ticket game with the purchase of another. Check out the website for details of each day's offer. Super Sessions at Intencity gives two hours of unlimited video game play and five ticket redemption games for $15. Super Sessions are available on Friday and Saturday nights between 7pm and
9pm and Sunday morning between lOam and midday. Bookings are recommended for Super Sessions. Intencity has three birthday packages available. Package 1 ($13 per person, onehour party) offers unlimited video game play, six redemption ticket games, your own dedicated 'Party Hard' host, 200 tickets for the birthday person, 'Party Hard' invitations, competitions and prize giveaways. Package 2 ($16 per person, 1.5-hour party) has the same benefits as package 1 except for eight redemption tickets being offered under package 2. Package 3 ($19 per person, two-hour party) offers all the benefits mentioned previously, except for ten redemption ticket games being offered for package 3. A minimum of eight paying guests applies and bookings are essential. Group bookings are also available (minimum 20 people) offering a range of video game or ticket game options. Full details available at www.intencity. com.au. Intencity is located within Event Cinemas, Glendale. It is open from Sunday through Thursday from lOam until 10pm and from lOam to 11pm on Friday and Saturday.
Glendale fratparty his week, Event Cinemas, Glendale are hosting a special Friday Night Frat Screening to celebrate the release of the new comedy Bad Neigh-
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Bad Neighbours, a comedy about a young couple who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Directed by Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), this film won't disappoint! The more frat members you bring the cheaper the tickets get and you can pick up a small Coke Zero for just $4. A group of three tickets costs $14 per ticket, groups of four will pay $13 per ticket, groups of five are $12 per ticket and groups of six $11 per ticket. A $1.10 booking fee applies to tickets purchased online. loin the party and book your tickets online now at www.eventcinemas.com. au/EventsPromotions/FratNightScreenings The Friday Night Frat Screening is on this Friday night, May 16 at 7pm. Event Cinemas, Glendale are located at 387 Lake Road, Glendale in the Stockland Shopping Centre complex. Phone 4956 9331.
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This is probably the most common reason people give for not exercising: they say they just don't have the time. Well, let me put it to you this way - exercise is every bit as important as eating, sleeping and breathing! It should not be viewed as an ancillary part of your day, but rather a necessity. You probably don't go a week without eating, and you should not go a week without exercise either. In fact, you typically shouldn't go more than a couple of days at most without it. The trick to making time for exercise is to view it as a nonnegotiable part of your day. Ideally, schedule it into your appointment book the way you would an important meeting or social event. Set the time for it and then make no excuses about keeping your exercise "appointment". What you'll find is that the more you exercise, the better you'll feel and the more addictive it will become. Soon you won't want to miss your exercise sessions because you'll notice how much your energy and stamina drop if you don't keep to your plan. Your 'get up and go' starts falling away and you will know why. You need to place a high priority on getting some movement in and schedule your day around the exercise, not the other way around like most people do. This way it will get done and you will serve as a powerful example to those who you love to also do the same and commit to exercising regularly. When it comes to exercise, there's no time like the present. Don't wait another day to get your program started. And please, don't use your age as an excuse either, because no matter what your age, exercise can provide enormous benefits for your health. If you happen to be over 40, though, it's especially important to either start or step up your exercise program. This is the time oflife when your physical strength, stamina, balance and flexibility start to decline, and exercise can help to counteract that dramatically. It really is that powerful.
Name a condition that affects one of the most vulnerable groups in our community, destroying their self esteem and causing distress. It would have to be acne! Most of us have experienced it but for some of us it is distressing in its severity or longevity. Acne usually begins in early teenage years but can last into the 30S or even the 40s. Acne affects girls at a younger age and can get worse at times with their menstrual cycle, however boys tend to get more severe cases of acne. Hormones, called androgens, affect the oil glands of the face, back, shoulders or chest. The glands grow bigger and produce a waxy oil called sebum. This sebum blocks the pores of the gland. Bacteria on the skin makes its way around the waxy plug were it can inflame the skin underneath causing pimples or cysts. When the plug is exposed to the air, it oxidises and causes a blackhead. Cleansing your skin with a purpose developed cleanser is a good start to treating acne, but don't over do it, because you can dry out your skin. This may be all that is required if your acne is mild, but if it is more severe you may need to talk to your family doctor about specific treatments. Your doctor may prescribe creams to help dissolve the waxy plug or antibiotic creams to reduce the bacteria on your skin and reduce inflammation. Occasionally they may prescribe oral antibiotics to help do this job. Sometimes hormonal drugs like the oral contraceptive pill are used. They reduce oil secretions by lowering the androgen hormone levels. A special class of drugs called retinoids unblock skin pores and stop new blockages occurring. Occasionally your family doctor may refer you to a specialist dermatologist. Often, your doctor will use more than one approach, but the medications can have a dramatic effect on fighting acne.
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The power of influence
Changes to aged care
High blood pressure
A fortnight ago I wrote in The Post about the harm corruption does to all Australians. Since then the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has turned its gaze to our own city. According to reports, former Newcastle Labor MP Jodie McKay turned down a bribe from local coal baron and property developer Nathan Tinkler. She then reported him to the ICAC, but not before he allegedly spent tens of thousands of dollars funnelling money into a campaigning for her opponent, Liberal MP Tim Owen. SMH journalist Kate McClymont has also reported that Newcastle Lord Mayor, Jeff McCloy, could be called before ICAC. Planning Law currently gives elected Governments a great deal of influence and control over what land is available for development, and over the type of development that is allowed to occur on that land. The goal of all Members of Parliament should be about ensuring that land within their communities is best utilised to serve all of society, whereas a property developer is rightfully focused on extracting the greatest commercial profit from available land. Donations between these competing interests muddy the water of democracy. In the Hunter, the ICAC has shown that Nathan Tinkler's influence has cost the city the chance to reimagine the old BHP site as a container terminal; a proposal which would have brought investment into the road and rail connections to the site and supported hundreds of local jobs.
It's almost inevitable that you or someone you know over the age of70 will require aged care services. Statistics prove that approximately 45% of people over the age of70 will use an aged care service. Aged care isn't cheap, accommodation bonds/deposits for assisted living are around $300,000. As of! July 2014 there are going to be some significant changes to the rules for aged care, which without proper advice and guidance could result in higher ongoing care fees. When moving into an aged care residence, you need to determine whether to sell or keep your existing house. From 1 July, up to $144,500 of the value of your house will be assessed as an asset in determining your ongoing care fees, unless it is occupied by a 'protected' person. If you sell your house, all proceeds will be assessed to determine ongoing care fees. From 1 July, you will have 28 days after entering an aged care residence to determine whether to pay as a refundable accommodation deposit or a daily accommodation payment. Your financial assets are assessed when calculating your ongoing care fees, so a clever investment strategy can possibly reduce the amount you pay. From 1 July, your assets in addition to your income will be assessed when calculating your ongoing care fees. Disclaimer: This editorial provides general information only. Before making any financial or investment decisions, we recommend you consult a financial planner to take into account your individual needs.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a significant risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. This condition can be prevented and managed through lifestyle behaviours such as regular physical exercise, maintaining a healthy diet and weight, limiting alcohol intake and quitting smoking. Hypertension can be monitored through regular measurement of blood pressure and managed with the use of blood pressure lowering medications. A Heart Foundation Survey completed in 2010 found one in three Australians aged 30-65 years had been told by a doctor that they have high blood pressure. This equates to 3.5 million Australians. These figures correlate with official Australian Bureau of Statistics data which shows that in 2011-12, almost one-third (31.6%) of all adult Australians had hypertension, comprising 21.5% ofpeople with high blood pressure and 10.1% with normal blood pressure who were taking hypertension medications. Of these, almost half (48.8%) self-reported having a current and long-term heart or circulatory condition. Men were more likely to have hypertension than women (34.1% compared with 29.1% respectively). You can get more detailed information about High blood pressure from pharmacies around Australia providing the Self Care health information. Ring 1300 369772 or log onto www.psa.org.au and click on Self Care then 'Use the Self Care Pharmacy Finder' for the location of your nearest Self Care pharmacy.
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Phil Stubbins said his top priority as Newcastle Jets head coach will be to develop a hard-working culture and winning mentality at the club. The former Adelaide United assistant coach said he was excited to get started in his new role. "To come to a club with a proud history and to be involved in the A-League as a person in charge in my own right is a great opportunity," Stubbins said. "I'm thrilled to be here and I'm certainly very, very excited about the potential of what the club can achieve." Stubbins said he hoped to earn the respect of the Jets' faithful through his strong work ethic and results on the pitch. "First and foremost in terms of what I bring to the table, there's a lot of honesty and hard work involved and that's just how I am as a person," Stubbins explained. "I think that will transcend into the group from day one at training. We want to work hard and we want to be a club that's known for a certain identity which is a clear one and a positive one. ''We want to be effective at the end of the day and we need to win games. I think it's four years now that the club has not been in the finals and that needs to change. ''You've got a great stadium here, there are 10,000 members and the potential to have 15,000 to 20,000 people at the club on
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game day, that's what we're all aiming for." Stubbins said he hoped to establish a clear identity at the Jets that is representative of the Hunter region's working-class history and would make the club's members and supporters proud. "Perception-wise, I wasn't born in Madrid, Barcelona or Milan or one of those exciting locations - I'm from Hull in the north of England," Stubbins explained. "My background is a hard-working one. I think I fit in with the community of Newcastle and I think they'll get a guy who is pretty sincere and honest about how he goes about his day-to-day business."
Round 9, the penultimate round, of the Newcastle District NO.1 Grade Saturday Pennant competition has resulted in three of the four section play-off qualifiers being decided. The top two teams in each section advancing to the quarterfinals to be played at Lambton Bowling Club on Saturday, May 24. Section 1 leaders Alder Park 48 points recorded a 67/47 win over Boolaroo. Shannon Rowe lead the way defeating Mark Smith 21/11, Martin Ball accounted for Brian Woolnough 25/19 and Gavin Kelly downed Dean Govan 22/17. Nelson Bay (40) consolidated second position defeating Redhead 75/58. Richard Girvan beat Wayne Marsh 24/16, Shannon Gittoes downed Jack Littlewood 28/20 and Kevin Robinson edged out Bill Sievers 23/22. Soldiers Point (41.5) consolidated its position at the top of Section 2 with a hard fought 57/49 win over Lambton. Beresfield 87.5) remained in second place with a solid 68/61 victory over Charlestown. Michael Brown's 30/15 win against Ian Barrett proved decisive. Defending champions Valentine (29.5)
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Southern Beaches left it late to overpower Nelson Bay at Allen Davis field 41-19. Still smarting from their last-second loss to the Waratahs, Southern Beaches stormed to a 22-12 halftime lead. With 10 minutes remaining, the Gropers
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with a 34-5 defeat at Townson Oval. Easts won their first game in 21 games last week and were looking to a cause a huge upset. After a tight first half, Merewether again demonstrated their premiership credentials with a strong second half surge to run out convincing winners. In the final game, premiers The Waratahs faced a difficult trip to Lake Macquarie. The Waratahs again relied heavily on the overseas stars and this proved the difference in a 28-11 victory. In round six action this weekend, University will be searching for their first victory at home against The Waratahs. Lake Macquarie will also be looking for their first victory when they face Southern Beaches at Allen Davis Oval. Hamilton shouldn't face any problems at home to Easts despite losing Steve Lamont to NSW country duty. Maitland are hoping to welcome back five-eighth Ryan McCormack from injury for their crucial home clash with Nelson Bay. The match of the round will no doubt see form teams Merewether and Wanderers do battle in a heated local derby at Townson Oval.
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estern Suburbs remain the only undefeated team in the Tooheys Cup after overcoming South Newcastle 20-4 at Harker Oval on Sunday. The Rosellas again showed the steel in defence that took them to last year's premiership and have only conceded 28 points in their four matches this season. Justin Smith, Jermaine Ale and Scott Blanch were the tryscorers for the home side. Defence wasn't a concern at Cessnock Sportsground on Saturday in the Goannas' 64-34 win over Central Newcastle. The home side ran in 12 tries, with Kerrod Holland grabbing three and Joel Brown and Brendan Hlad two each. Jace Delaney scored three for the Butcher Boys. Cessnock have now scored 212 points in five games this season - an average of 42 points per match. The upset of the round was provided by Port Stephens who stormed home in the second half to defeat Maitland 26-22 on
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The Knights crossed for their second try in four minutes via centre Chance Peni. Donovan added the extras to reduce the deficit to 12-10 with 17 minutes remaining in the first half. Newcastle took the lead just four minutes later when lock Pride Petterson-Robati scored out wide. Donovan missed the conversion, but it was the Knights with a 14-12 lead with 10
minutes left on the clock. Penrith regained the lead on the stroke of halftime via replacement forward Fairouz Elkander. Newcastle had the perfect start to the second half when Mata'utia barged over for his second try. Donovan converted from the sideline to give the Knights a 20-18 lead with 35 minutes left in the match.
Mata'utia was in the action again in the next set with a surging run down the sideline, before offloading for Donovan to race 30 metres and score. Donovan converted his own try to give the home side a 26-18 advantage with 32 minutes remaining. Penrith refused to go away though, with fullback Geyer bagging his second try after 55 minutes. The Knights retained a slender 26-22 lead after Harawira missed the sideline conversion. Newcastle added to their lead via replacement forward Marvin Tauhini. Donovan added the extras to give the home side a 32-22 lead with 14 minutes remaining in the match. The Knights extended their lead to 34-22 in the 73rd minute following a penalty goal to Donovan. Newcastle scored again on the full-time siren, with Tauhini barged over for his second try. Donovan added the extras to round out a 40-22 victory. The Knights are Harold Matthews (under 16) premiers after a comfortable 34-4 grand final victory over Penrith at LeichhardtOval. Meanwhile, the Knights' NSW Cup team suffered a 38-16 loss to Penrith at Cessnock on Saturday evening.
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Reinforcements are on the way Experienced forwards set to return after Bennett calls on youngsters against Panthers • PAUL MONFORTE
he Knights are hoping the return of a number of key forwards will spark the side into action after the disappointing 32-10 loss to Penrith at Hunter Stadium on Sunday. Willie Mason and Korbin Sims will be back from suspension for the clash with Manly at Brookva1e Ova1 on Monday night, with Jeremy Smith a1so close to resuming from a knee injury. Newcastle were forced to blood both Paterika Vaivai and Joseph Tapine against Penrith. Tapine impressed in a 3D-minute stint off the bench, making plenty of tackles. The vastlyexperienced Matt Hilder had been named as part of the 17-man squad earlier in the week, but was forced out by concussion. Prop Kade Snowden performed strongly in the face of adversity, running for well over 100 metresdespite being on the field for only 46 minutes. Coach Wayne Bennett said the Knights needed to rebuild their confidence. "It's a tough period, there's no doubt about that;' Bennett said. "Until the last try right on full-time, 1 thought the one thing we had done
Joseph lapine (left) and Paterika Vaivai both made their first grade debut against Penrith
pretty well was that we hadn't given up. "But we are a pretty fragile footy team. So we do things that make us even more fragile. "To think that we played so well two weeks ago and not a great dea1 has changed. We came back and trained pretty well and everything was
good to go. "Obviously we were depleted with players, but you expect the guys to put their hand up. But we go out there and have a game with a lot of effort in it, but not much execution at stages when it was important. "So we've just got to stay it, we've got no
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a1temative. There is enough quality in the place, it's just a matter of not losing confidence in everything we do and why do it!' "Typica1 oflosing teams, you make a handling error and then you give a pena1ty away and then you get scored on. "That's the one thing the top teams don't do. "But we are fragile and we're doing that right now and we've been doing it all season!' Knights captain Kurt Gidley was especially disappointed with the side's defence. ''You don't get a win for the effort unfortunately;' Gidley said. "The most disappointing thing was defensively, especially after we had a pretty good defensive game against the Dogs. "I know we were beaten in that game, but our desire was there and we worked hard. "So to have a blowout score like today, it's another step backwards again!' The Knights went try-for-trywith the Panthers in the first half and were well in the match at ha1ftime trailing 16-10. But that was as close as the home side got as Penrith controlled proceedings in the fina1 40 minutes. Monday night's match against Manly will kickoffat7pm.
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