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Council stands firm on anti-airport campaign despite internal rumblings Councillors Christie and Schreiber taken to task over airport backflip at first Council meeting of the year ERIN MAMO

ozens of anti-airport protestors descended on Council last Tuesday to hear what both the Mayor and Councillors had to say about the latest scandal surrounding the contentious development. In December last year, Council was attacked and publicly outed by The Daily Telegraph after two of its own Councillors stated they now supported plans for a western Sydney airport and suggested Council had blown all of its money on the anti-airport campaign. With their signs, t-shirts and strong voices on display, members of the Residents Against a Western Sydney Airport (RAWSA) sat in the gallery and listened intently as Liberal party member, Councillor Brendan Christie, defended his new stance. “Badgerys Creek Airport is going to be built, it has been approved,” he said. “By opposing the second Sydney Airport, after the Federal Government has eliminated one of our biggest concerns, being the merge point over Blaxland, we are denying the single biggest employment opportunity for our young people. “Now instead of rock throwing we need to put together a strategy to move forward.” In his Mayoral Minute, Mayor Mark Greenhill stated first and foremost that the Telegraph had got it wrong. “We are not a broke Council,” Cr Greenhill stressed. He then went on to denounce the disunity. “It isn’t good enough to vote ‘yes’ for a budget and then publicly say we are broke,” Cr Greenhill said. A number of other Councillors took to the floor at the meeting to express their disappointment with both Cr Christie and Councillor Kevin Schreiber, with Independent, Shae Foenander, appearing to be

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RAWSA members out in force at the Council meeting last week. Below: The Council meeting in progress particularly angry. At one point, the Ward 3 Councillor used the words “show pony” and stated that a particular Councillor was using the media and attention for political gain. She said she was “totally disillusioned” with local politics. “Two Councillors said one thing here before the election and then did another,” Cr Foenander said. “I knew that happened in Federal and State politics, but I didn’t think it would happen here.” Ms Foenander then tabled two documents that showed prior to the election, Cr Christie and Cr Schreiber both supported the motion to oppose the airport. Both Cr Christie and Cr Schreiber proposed amendments to the Mayoral Minute at last week’s meeting but they were all rejected. All other Councillors re-confirmed their support for the anti-airport campaign.

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Last Friday I had the honour of meeting NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at a small gathering arranged by State Penrith MP Stuart Ayres. The Premier is on something of a charm offensive in her first few weeks in the role, wanting to meet as many people as

possible before getting down to the serious business of Parliament. Ms Berejiklian worked the room superbly well, and even remembered local Blue Mountains resident Graham Chapman’s idea of a Nepean River hovercraft!

She spoke to local business people for around an hour, chatting about everything from tourism to education. It was quite clear that the Premier is a very good operator, and will certainly win people over as she continues to meet and greet them throughout the state.

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Neighbours express concern after approval of ‘glamping’ site ERIN MAMO

Development Application (DA) proposing to offer ‘glamping’ style accommodation in a remote spot in Blackheath has been approved by Blue Mountains Council, much to the concern of nearby neighbours. At last week’s Council meeting a DA was approved for owner of My Adventure Group, James Castrission, to trial corporate weekends on his property for 28 days a year. Mr Castrission said that tourism is an important part of employment in the Blue Mountains and he wants to share the beautiful surroundings he has with other people. “It’s fantastic to get the OK from Council and I’m really excited to be able to provide a world class experience in our amazing part of the world,” he said. But Mr Castrission’s neighbours are not happy with the approval of the camp site. Retiree, John Sommerlad, said he will be directly affected by the entertaining that will be going on next door to his place. “The neighbours hosted camps last year, even after being told by the Council to stop and there was noise and lights and up to 20 people sitting around a camp fire of a night,” Mr Sommerlad said. “The largest window in my house which

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Leura: Concern for man missing from care facility

Police are appealing for the public’s help as they search for a man missing from a nursing home in the Blue Mountains since yesterday (February 6). Frank Mifsud, 69, is believed to have left an aged care facility at Leura where he is a resident sometime after 2.30am on Monday. Police are searching the local area for Mr Mifsud and have concerns for his welfare as he suffers from a medical condition. Mr Mifsud is described as being of Caucasian appearance and about 165175cm tall with tattoos on his arm and chest. He was wearing a bright yellow shirt and dark shorts. Anyone who sees Mr Mifsud should contact police immediately.

Blaxland: Police investigate major crash on highway

Happy: James Castrission hosts the best view will now also open up directly to where the campers will be and it’s not just people, there’s 23 large tents, port-a-loos and catering.” Although Council approved the site being used for the camping, they rejected the applicant’s request to allow buses to enter the property from a small lane which all nearby residents currently use.

Police are investigating after a multivehicle crash at Blaxland on Sunday, February 5. Emergency services were called to the Great Western Highway at Blaxland around 10.40am on Sunday, following reports that several cars collided. Several people were treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics, before three adults were taken to Westmead Hospital in a serious condition, two children were taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital and four adults were taken to Nepean Hospital for treatment of minor

injuries. Officers attached to Blue Mountains Local Area Command attended and have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision. The Great Western Highway was closed in both directions for several hours.

Mount Hay: Woman rescued after leg becomes trapped

About 6pm on Friday, January 27, a 31-year-old female from Bondi Junction had been undertaking the Butterbox Canyon in Mount Hay with a group of canyoners. While negotiating a section of cliff, the female’s right leg became wedged in a crack in the face of the cliff, which was exposed by a drop of about 120 metres below. Police Rescue Operators and Special Operations Paramedics abseiled to the female where they worked for about five hours with a hammer and chisel to free the female’s leg. Once free, the woman was hauled to the cliff top and conveyed to hospital for treatment.

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Uniting’s Dina Hayes, Cassandra Hayden, Jacki Attridge with NBMLHD’s Brendan Shortis to speak to each of their existing clients and their carers. Head of Home and Community Care Operations at Uniting, Jacki Attridge, said they are looking forward to working with and welcoming each of their new clients and finding out how they can best assist them.

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PAGE TEN my MOUNTAINS

Turning back time

In 1788 the Blue Mountains were originally named “Carmarthen Hills” and “Landsdowne Hills” by Governor Phillip, however, it wasn’t long after that the distinctive blue haze surrounding the area saw the change in name to the Blue Mountains.

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There has been a spate of people going missing from Leura in the Blue Mountains lately. Three separate people have gone missing in Leura in the past two weeks, the latest being a man yesterday. A man and a woman who went missing in separate incidents on January 30 have been found safe and well. Always check our Facebook page for news and updates.

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YOUR SPIDER IDENTIFICATION CHART ARMED DEADLY AND DANGEROUS These spiders can be deadly or lead to severe illness In case of bite Sydney Funnel-Web Spider Male up to 25mm (long spinnerets) Ground dwelling so watch for males active in summer and autumn. Venom is highly toxic. Wear shoes in the yard and gloves when gardening. Stand clear.

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Female to 14mm. Male to 3mm. Builds a web often found under outdoor furniture, logs and rubbish. Look first and wear gloves. Stay clear.

Pressure bandaging is contraindicated in Red-back spider bites and get to a hospital fast. Treatment may include antivenom depending on severity.

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Female to 20mm. Male to 12mm. Ground dwelling and active in the garden, under bark, rocks but will wander indoors. Can get caught in unattended bedding, clothes or shoes. Look first. Stand clear.

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or three days each year, Katoomba transforms into the Ukelele capital of the world, where locals have fallen in love with the humble little instrument and its soothing sounds. And uke enthusiasts will once again get the chance to play and listen until their hearts’ content when the eighth Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival kicks off this Friday, February 10. Festival Director, Steve Roberts, said the popular festival is always a fun event. “This year we have a new stage and we can accommodate over 140 acts ranging from pop to folk and punk,” he said. The event, which is held across nine stages in and around the Carrington Hotel, will showcase several ukulele artists including Hawaiian songstress YOZA. YOZA’s style is uncanny, with Hip Hop, R&B and Latin influences all intertwined into her acoustic sound. Another standout feature of the festival is its focus on encouraging new talent and community music. Mr Roberts said the festival has become a popular platform for locals to jam. “School ukulele ensembles, community

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clubs from across the country, and friends who strum together can now actually put a set together and have a go at the big stage,” Mr Roberts said. The festival is a free event and will begin on Friday with a dinner at the Carrington Hotel from 7pm. Then on Saturday there will be five free ukulele workshops held at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. These include a beginners in ukulele workshop, a song workshop and singing with your ukulele workshop. While on Sunday there will be numerous jam and strum sessions on offer. Run by volunteers, the Blue Mountains Ukulele Club puts on the event each year purely for their love of music and the instrument. And it draws huge crowds, with about 9,000 people tipped to converge on the region across the three days. This year there will be raffles and festival merchandise for sale as well as donation boxes on each stage, which will help to cover the costs of the festival. The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, The Carrington Hotel and The Paragon Café all generously provide venues for the festival as well as offering a range of meals and drinks for festival goers.

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when we can. Set ‘milestones’, not ‘deadlines’ Sometimes the subtle change in language can shift the negative feelings about a task. Some people respond positively to the stress of a deadline, but for many, this just decreases motivation and creates inertia (i.e. a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged). Remember the reasons why you are completing a task or working towards a goal Or more broadly, remember why you are in business in the first place. This can help re-focus you and retrieve your confidence and enthusiasm. We can get bogged down in the detail, but being mindful of what the end result will be can be highly motivating. Find a ‘goal partner’ with whom you can be accountable for your goals Working on a task alone, while necessary for many of us, can give us great opportunities to procrastinate and make excuses. Try finding someone in a similar position to you.

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money to spend on networking. Costs? Networks range from free to thousands per annum. Free groups are usually sponsored, and may have up to a 50 per cent no show rate. Often there is an expectation to buy a coffee to cover the room cost. This certainly doesn’t mean free groups are bad, but allow for these factors! Paid networks may be per meeting, per annum or a combination of the two. Where do you find networks? • Your local Business Chamber and Council will be a good starting point, especially for local businesses • Meetup.com has thousands of groups, so filter by area and business and/or your target industry e.g. property • Search Eventbrite and other ticketing services • Facebook groups often advertise local networking and events • Industry associations for your target market • From your business advisor – we network too, plus we run Gen YQ in Penrith for 18-35’s.

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I always said to myself that if I ever thought ‘oh here comes ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ again’ I’d stop doing it,” Tom Burlinson said when asked about his almost 20-year career singing the songs of Frank Sinatra. With his first Sinatra show in 1998 the singer/actor opened the door to a lifetime of shows, bringing the music of Ol’ Blue Eyes to audiences around the country. This love affair has provided the entertainer – known to many for his role in the classic Aussie film ‘The Man From Snowy River’ – not only with a stable career in an unstable industry, but the chance to honour one of music history’s most iconic and unique performers. “I suppose I keep in the back of my mind that I am trying to do justice to the great man himself,” Tom said. “I don’t impersonate him but I am trying to celebrate him and make people appreciate the wonderful career he had, the fantastic output of material that he had and his talent.” While his shows are not an impersonation as such, Tom does admit that Sinatra’s style has started to permeate all his performances. “I am very, very influenced by his interpretation of songs and his singing style, so even when I’m sort of trying not

to sound like Sinatra people still say ‘oh gosh you sound like Sinatra’,” he laughed. “For me Sinatra was the greatest of them all, so it’s not such a bad style to imitate.” Tom’s latest show is ‘Simply Sinatra’ – which takes audiences through all of the Rat Pack legend’s greatest hits. “It goes right back to the early days of the 1940s when Sinatra first rose to stardom with that beautiful, romantic lyrical kind of singing that he did then,” he said. Backed by a five piece band, Tom will be bringing the show to Penrith this month. In the last few years the entertainer has also started taking his musical talent to the seas, with performances on cruise ships throughout the Pacific and South East Asia. “It’s another source of employment for entertainers now,” Tom said. “It’s an industry that is growing and I think the standard of entertainment on cruise ships has improved in recent years.” It’s not a bad way to earn a living when you consider the perks of the job. “I keep saying to myself ‘everyone else is paying for this and I’m being paid’,” Tom laughed. Tom Burlinson will be bringing his show ‘Simply Sinatra’ to The Joan on Wednesday, February 22 at 11am. Tickets are $20 and include morning tea at 10am. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thejoan.com.au or call 4723 7600.

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After coming to the attention of the music world t h r o u g h her black and white Yo u T u b e videos, featuring haunting vocals and impressive multi-instrumental skills, Tash Sultana celebrates a milestone with the release of her first EP ‘Notion’. Taking out the J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year in 2016, this one woman band stands out as a unique voice in the Australian music industry. Entrancing, evocative and earthy, Tash Sultana is shaping up to be one of the brightest stars of 2017.

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‘Snowden’ also features ‘The Divergent Series’ star Shailene Woodley as Snowden’s girlfriend Lindsay Mills. Though Gordon-Levitt has been praised for his performance, the film has gained mixed reviews from critics. Whether you see him as a hero or a traitor this fact-based film is worth watching for those who are keen to get an inside look into one of the biggest events of the 21st century.

CINEMA Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Rated MA // KATE REID

After 14 years and six films it looks like the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise is coming to an end with the release of ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’. The film is set immediately after the events of 2012’s ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’. Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the sole survivor of humanity’s war against the undead. But when the Umbrella Corporation gather its forces for one final attack against the survivors of the apocalypse Alice is forced to return to The Hive in Raccoon City – the place where it all began. Joining Milla for this final showdown is Ali Larter and Aussie actress Ruby Rose,

who is also currently on the big screen in the action blockbuster ‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’. The ‘Resident Evil’ series is based on the hit video game franchise of the same name. All up the films have made a tonne of coin – passing the $1 billion mark worldwide. This makes ‘Resident Evil’ the most successful video game based film franchise. If you love zombies, action and gore then you won’t want to miss this one. ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ is now showing at Hoyts Penrith. For more information on session times visit www. hoyts.com.au.

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Ê ‘Ten Eyewitness News’ has announced it’s reverting to single news presenters across the country. In Sydney, Sandra Sully will take the reigns at 5pm, with her co-anchor Hugh Riminton set to specialise in political and foreign coverage, plus special investigations.

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Ê Good news for fans of recently returned Channel Seven drama ‘800 Words’ with the show renewed for a third season. Production on season three will commence this month in New Zealand. The hit drama returned last Tuesday night to great ratings. Ê Season five of ‘Gogglebox Australia’ returns to LifeStyle on Wednesday, February 15 at 7.30pm. The entire cast is back, with new episodes replayed on Channel Ten the following day at 9pm. Ê FOX Sports News is launching more new shows ahead of the upcoming NRL and AFL seasons. Two new shows commence at the beginning of March to analyse all of the action across the weekend. Pat Stack and Tom Wilson will share hosting duties for ‘Fulltime Live’ at 9.30pm on Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sundays. Neroli Meadows will host ‘Gameday Live with Neroli Meadows’; an in-depth, two hour preview and review of the weekend’s action, featuring guest panellists from 8am on Saturday and Sunday, beginning March 4. Following successful seasons in 2016, ‘AFL Tonight’ and ‘NRL Tonight’ return to the schedule in 2017 on February 27. Ê

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Ê Channel Ten has announced the new series ‘24: Legacy’ will premiere on Sunday, February 12 at 8.30pm. The reboot stars Corey Hawkins as Sergeant Eric Carter replacing Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer, plus Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits. It retains the same real-time format.

Ê A bunch of US shows have recently been renewed for new seasons including: ‘Supernatural’, ‘American Horror Story’, ‘My Crazy Ex Girlfriend’, ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘The Middle’ and ‘Jane the Virgin’. Ê Stan has confirmed season 3 of ‘Better Call Saul’ will be fast-tracked on April 11, the same day as the US. Meanwhile, fellow streaming service, Presto, has closed.

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ARIES

MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

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Mercury moves into your hopes and wishes zone today. So it’s a wonderful week to write down your goals and dreams for the future. Friday night’s fiery Lunar Eclipse links up with Uranus and Jupiter, which is an impulsive combination. You’ll be in a spontaneous mood but remember – it takes a short time to burn bridges, and a lot longer to mend them. Rams will heed the words of Charlotte Bronte: “Look twice before you leap”.

LEO

JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

This week’s Lunar Eclipse in Leo boosts your confidence, charisma and chutzpah! But it also stirs up your gypsy gene, as foreign escapades are on your mind. Be patient. Your time in the Sun exploring exotic locations will come. Attached Lions – strive to get the balance right between personal projects and cosy companionship. Single Cats – long-term love is likely with someone who has an adventurous and avant-garde spirit.

TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

A work colleague wants to hurry you up but it’s best to keep cruising along at your own preferred pace. You’ve got so much on your daily to-do list that the last thing you need is a domestic drama. But that’s what you’re likely to get on the weekend, when the fiery Lunar Eclipse heats up your home zone. So tread carefully Bulls – and keep your diplomacy badge well-polished!

VIRGO

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Life at planet Virgo can sometimes resemble being in the army, as your days are organised with military precision and you try to get everything just right. But strive to be much more spontaneous this week as Jupiter, Uranus and the Lunar Eclipse toss your timetable out the window and urge you to stop. Your motto is from Alice Walker: “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect”.

GEMINI

MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

Communication and social media are the buzz words this week but make sure you consider the consequences of what you say as you mix and mingle; converse and chat; text and tweet. Mercury helps focus your mind but the fiery Lunar Eclipse increases your inclination to put your foot firmly in your mouth! From Friday through Sunday, short trips are highlighted as you plan a holiday or pack your bags for a spontaneous getaway.

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LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

This week the Sun and Jupiter encourage you to channel your inner hedonist as you eat, drink, socialise, entertain, love, and live life to the Libran max. It’s also a wonderful week to host a dinner or party, where you can play the gracious host or hostess. Friday night’s Lunar Eclipse activates your hopes, dreams and wishes zone so it’s the perfect time to expand or re-visit your goals for 2017. Don’t be half-hearted.

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JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

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Are you stuck in a career rut? If you resist changes at work, then you’ll just be left behind in the dust. Look for exciting ways to inject fresh ideas into your professional life, but make sure you consult with loved ones and include them in your plans. Cash-strapped Crabs – avoid going on a spending spree or lending money to others. You’re liable to make decisions based purely on your emotions.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Obsessive thoughts and subconscious forces are driving you mid-week, so avoid making decisions that you’ll later regret. A professional project could come to a dramatic conclusion later in the week. And Friday night’s Lunar Eclipse sees you swing between being sexy and secretive; and being passionate and possessive. Many Scorpios will be thrust into the public spotlight on the weekend.

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Spontaneous Sagittarians are the zodiac’s masters of excess. Moderation and common sense fly out the window this week as you party to the max, spend too much, overdo just about everything, and make a multitude of mistakes. But you’ll certainly have a lot of fun along the way! Study, education, travel and communication are also favoured, when Friday night’s Lunar Eclipse fires up your curious streak.

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DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

This week the fiery Lunar Eclipse shines a spotlight on lust and loot. An intimate relationship could soar spectacularly – or crash and burn. All business transactions must be examined carefully, and a joint financial venture may cause some stressful moments as you strive for a mutually satisfying agreement. With Mercury moving into your money zone, talk financial issues through.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

Many Aquarians are rebels at heart (like James Dean). But remember there’s a fine line between being rebellious and just plain reckless. You’re impatient for change, especially involving a major relationship. Don’t be too hasty and throw the baby out with the bathwater though! With Mercury moving into your sign, your words have the power to influence others in positive ways. So think things through before you speak out.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

This week’s Lunar Eclipse stimulates your wellbeing zone. So it’s time to be more proactive about your health, fitness, diet and daily routine. Are you spending too many hours sitting on your Piscean posterior? Perhaps you could do some research on stand-up desks, or slot more exercise breaks into your working day? On Saturday, the Sun/Jupiter trine heightens creativity and deepens compassion.

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Penrith grows up with exciting new restaurants With burger joints, cafes and some of Sydney’s favourite takeaways opening their doors in our neck of the woods, there’s never been a better time to be a western Sydney foodie. This week we’ll take a look at some of the newest kids on the block...

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Burger Head – 17/98 Henry Street Run by chefs that have worked at Sydney fine dining establishments including Quay and Momofuku Seiobo, Burger Head is giving the CBD burger spots a run for their money. The menu features four mouthwatering burgers including Classic Cheese, The Louis, The Clucker, and an all veg burger named after vegan celeb Mike Tyson. There’s also bacon popcorn, mash and gravy, and a roasted white choc shake, making Burger Head the ultimate destination if you’re looking to fulfil all your burger fantasies. Union Cafe – 542 High Street Penrith’s Union restaurant welcomed a new addition to the family late last year with the opening of the Union Cafe.

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Located downstairs from the popular restaurant, the Union Cafe offers an extensive menu including all day breakfast, cafe staples, Mediterranean style meals, coffee, juices and smoothies. If you’re after a spot to satisfy everyone this is it, with plenty of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan meals on the menu. El Jannah – 2/535 High Street When it comes to Lebanese food El Jannah is a Sydney staple. What started out as a small takeaway shop in Granville has grown to five stores across western Sydney. El Jannah is famous for its charcoal chicken and to-die-for garlic sauce, but the menu also features rolls, falafel, meat skewers, houmous, babaganouj, chips and salads. High Street Social – 562 High Street If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if a cheeseburger and a spring roll had a love child then check out High Street Social. The menu is foodie heaven with highly ‘Instagrammable’ options like the loaded waffle fries, chicken wings, pizzas, burgers, southern fried chicken, onion rings and cheese sticks, along with more unusual creations like the cheeseburger san choi bow. Big Poppa’s Burgers (pictured) – 1/269

High Street With a mural of American rapper Biggie Smalls adorning the walls, and a model Brooklyn Bridge in the centre of the dining space, Big Poppa’s Burgers is bringing a touch of New York to Penrith. If you’re up for a challenge try the skyhigh Big Poppa, featuring four pieces of Wagyu Beef, four pieces of Crispy Maple Bacon, four slices of American cheese, onion and signature Juicy Sauce.

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The burden of diabetes in Australia is extensive. There are two main forms of diabetes – insulin dependant (Type 1) and non-insulin dependant (Type 2) diabetes. In Type 1, the body has an inability to produce insulin. In Type 2, the body produces less insulin and the bodily tissues are resistant to, and unable to adequately utilise the insulin produced. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that in 2014-15 1.2 million people in Australia have a form of diabetes, with one million of these being Type 2 diabetics. This is significant considering the preventable nature of the disease. Currently there is no cure for diabetes, but rather it involves a lifelong allied health approach to managing the condition. Podiatrists play an integral role in the management of individuals with diabetes. At a very minimum, yearly check-ups are recommended to assess and monitor changes within the lower limbs and feet. We carry out both vascular and neurological assessments to determine a patient’s

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How to make a statement and enhance your summer look

This summer ‘17 make a bold statement and enhance your look with this season’s hottest makeup trends! An easy to wear versatile makeup look that will easily keep you fresh this summer is anything peach themed. Definitely not to be limited to just lips and nails, blend some of the pretty pastel hue onto your lids, instantly making blue or green eyes pop! For brown eyes make sure to use a smokey cream pencil liner in a dark brown or navy to contrast with the peach to give you a sultry look. Kylie Jenner is a fan of the girly colour pairing soft muted peach eyes with vibrant matte peach lip. At Westfield Penrith head into MAC cosmetics for eyeshadow in the colour Suspiciously Sweet, a beautiful coral orange. The natural no makeup look is in this summer but with a twist. Fluttery doll like eyelashes! To achieve the look keep other features fairly toned down with a slick of clear gloss on the lips. Starting with a volumising mascara work into the lashes wiggling the brush

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he Penrith Panthers have flown home with a cheque worth $240,000 after they unexpectedly finished runnersup at last weekend’s Auckland Nines. After sending over a team largely full of unknowns, the young Panthers shocked the competition by winning every single game leading into the final before falling short to the Sydney Roosters 10-8 in the decider. The Roosters held a 10-0 lead at half-time, with Daniel Tupou and Bernard Lewis scoring tries. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak and Nathan Cleary crossed for the Panthers in the second half, but goal kicking proved the only difference in the end. Earlier in the tournament, the Panthers won all of their pool games including victories over the Bulldogs 28-18, the Sharks 16-14 and the Titans 22-4. In the elimination quarter final, Penrith prevailed over Manly 16-12 in extra time before dismantling old foes Parramatta 13-0, to book their place in the final. New recruit James Tamou made his club debut a memorable one by scoring two long range Penrith Panthers centre Waqa Blake scores a sensational try against Parramatta at the tries in Penrith’s opening match. Auckland Nines last weekend

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