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Women promise to be bold for change Standing up for themselves: Locals take part in International Women’s Day celebrations ERIN MAMO


ast week, women all around the globe came together at different events for International Women’s

Day. On Friday, March 10, women in the Blue Mountains gathered at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub in Springwood to hear from prominent females within the community about what this year’s ‘BeBoldForChange’ campaign means to them and how others can make positive change. Founder of the Queen of Hearts Foundation, Michelle Ellery, whose organisation supports survivors of domestic violence and child sexual abuse, said ‘BeBoldForChange’ isn’t about being the loudest person in the room. “Be bold for change to me is about being thoughtful, passionate and committed and targeting bold action to create a more responsive and responsible member in the community,” Ms Ellery said. Delilah Scott, who is part of the Blue Mountains Youth Council and a Corporal in the Air Force Cadets told a story about how she believes she faced discrimination in the workplace recently.

Zoe Scott, Delilah Scott, Councillor Romola Hollywood, Councillor Shae Foenander and Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman “A few weeks ago I went down to Wagga for Air Force training and for three weeks I watched how a Senior Officer treated women differently to men each night in the dining hall,” Ms Scott said. “Staff would come around at dinner and talk to us each night and each night this

Senior Officer would go out of his way to greet all the males and then mock all the females in the room, picking on them about their uniform, their hair and what they ate. “One night he came over to me and greeted the male next to me and in front

of me and then he turned to me and said, ‘You look good in your uniform’, and then proceeded to turn to the two males and said ‘For once the girls aren’t letting you down’.” Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, talked about how she believes that the work women do is always under valued. “It isn’t as obvious when you’re young that women aren’t making the same amount of money as men in the workforce, but as you get older you start to notice it,” Mrs Templeman said. Mrs Templeman also touched on the recent changes in legislation to public holiday and weekend penalty rates for those who work in retail, saying it will impact women enormously. “It’s so obvious that women are going to suffer from this change because women are far more likely to be the ones working weekends in the juggle of child bearing responsibilities that they might have,” she said. “Be bold for change is about taking those small steps along the way and I’m determined if ever there is legislation before me where I can speak for women, I am prioritising it, we cannot keep waiting for equality.”

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Reversing our growing waistlines New telephone health coach service to help Blue Mountains locals make a positive change ERIN MAMO

he St Vincent de Paul Society in Springwood has partnered with the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District in a bid to get the community healthier. The two organisations recently announced that they would collaborate to offer the community a free telephone health coach service as part of NSW Health’s ‘Make Healthy Normal’ campaign. St Vincent de Paul Area Manager, Sergio Foernges, said he is hoping that people in the Mountains will get involved in the new initiative. “The partnership will offer both staff, including volunteers, and customers across the 21 Vinnies stores in western Sydney, including Blaxland, Springwood and Katoomba in the Mountains, the opportunity to make healthy lifestyle changes,” Mr Foernges said. “I think a lot of people could benefit from being a little healthier. Whether it’s swapping a piece of chocolate for a piece of fruit or parking the car further away from the entrance to the grocery store, to get that extra bit of exercise, everything helps.”


Janelle Imber from Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District with Sergio Foernges and Jan Zammit. Photo: Melinda Jane Mr Foernges said volunteers at his Springwood store were already talking about getting involved in the unique program.

“Something like this is a great tool because it gets people committing to changes together,” he said. “I’ve already heard volunteers talking

about exercise they can do together, new recipes and new ways of cooking food.” The qualified health coaches that are part of the program will provide motivation, advice and support on healthy eating and physical activity to participants through 10 free telephone sessions. Since 2013, more than 1,500 people in western Sydney have signed up for the free telephone coaching service. On average people lose 3.8kg in weight and 5.1cm off their waist circumference. Springwood volunteer, Jan Zammit said she participated in the program a few years ago after seeing it advertised on the TV. “I lost about 10 kilos in 12 months and I felt really good,” Mrs Zammit said. “For me, it worked because I was motivated to eat well knowing the health coach was going to call me the following day and ask me what I had to eat.” Ms Zammit said she is planning on signing up for the program again this week to get back in shape. “I know if I do what they tell me, I can do it,” she said. To find out more about the program drop into St Vinnies in Springwood or any other St Vinnies store in the Blue Mountains or across western Sydney.

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Historic trip through the Mountains Chance for locals to go back in time thanks to train trip to Capertee Valley this weekend ERIN MAMO

he chance to ride in a vintage train through the widest canyon in the world is on offer again this month after a successful journey last year. This year the Capertee Train Trip and High Tea will be held on Sunday, March 19, departing from various stations in the Mountains early in the morning and arriving in the small village of Capertee, north of Lithgow, at 10.30am. Secretary of the Capertee Progress Association, Dorothy Pike, said she was surprised and overjoyed last year when tickets to the event sold so quickly. “We had an exceptional response to the train trip last August, so we decided we really wanted to do it all again,” Ms Pike said. Because of last year’s success, Ms Pike said this year the community wants to give people from all over Sydney the opportunity to experience Capertee Valley. “This year the train ride will start in Sydney, stopping to pick up passengers at Strathfield, Parramatta, Blacktown and Penrith,” Ms Pike said. “The train will then continue up the Mountain, stopping at Springwood,


Locals have the chance to take an historic trip to Capertee Valley via train this weekend Katoomba, Mt Victoria, Lithgow and Wallerawang.” From Wallerawang, the train will then travel non-stop to Capertee where passengers will disembark. In Capertee, if passengers choose to they can board a bus which will take them down into the Capertee Valley, where they will have high tea while taking in the stunning landscape and rock faces from

the valley floor. After this experience, passengers will have the rest of the day in town where they can check out the Capertee Hall markets or venture to one of the local eateries for lunch. At the markets there will be an all-day sausage sizzle, a ball pit for the kids, a car show and local entertainment. Alternatively, there is the option to skip Capertee altogether and stay on the train

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inners are grinners as Leura’s Martin Wren proved after being recognised for his dedication to improving the lives of people with disability. Mr Wren, CEO of Nova Employment, received the award for Leadership in Employment Inclusion at the Disability Industry Innovation Awards. While the award bears his name, he said it reflects the hard work of his colleagues and the support of the local community. “As the company’s figurehead and on behalf of all the people who do all the work, I was very happy to take the award,” he said. “What it recognises is not so much what I have done, but what the work of 175 hard grafters have achieved. “It represents the most dedicated team in town. It’s their efforts that are truly being recognised.” The not-for-profit, based out of St Marys, helps job seekers with disability find award-wage work in open employment. Since 2015, the numbers of people NOVA has placed into work has more than doubled. The success of NOVA Employment can be traced to the willingness of the community to extend a hand to people


Sugar-filled drinks and fatty foods are set to be axed from sale at Nepean Hospital JADE ALIPRANDI

he sale of unhealthy food and drinks at hospitals could soon be a thing of the past with local hospitals set to remove them from the premises. Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is in the early stages of phasing down the availability of unhealthy food and drinks at retail outlets and vending machines at Local Health District facilities. NBMLHD Chief Executive, Kay Hyman, told the Record education on nutritious


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Turning back time

Five years ago this week, locals were devastated when the iconic Log Cabin hotel burned to the ground. The popular watering hole was completely destroyed, and never opened its doors again. Thankfully, nobody was hurt in the fire.

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et ready to cheer on the mighty Penrith Panthers in their first home game of the 2017 season. The boys will go head-to-head with the Sydney Roosters at Pepper Stadium on Saturday, March 18 at 7pm. Hopes are high that this will be Penrith’s year to shine, with the team going into the season as premiership favourites. The Roosters have enjoyed a great start to the season, so this game promises to be a battle of the heavyweights. So grab your tickets and support the Panthers on the road to finals glory. A big crowd is expected to flock to the stadium for the first home game of the year. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www. The Record has three double passes to the Panthers v Roosters game at Pepper Stadium on Saturday, March 18 at 7pm to give away. For your chance to win one, email the code word ‘PANTHERS’ to with your name and contact details. Entries close Wednesday, March 15. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPM/17/01416. Terms and conditions at Blue Mountains Record reception.

Well done to those being brave and taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave this week. It’s great to see the community get behind causes that are keeping up the fight against cancer.

International Women’s Day is a great way to celebrate women in our lives and communities, but tokenistic gestures have become far too common on days like this. It’s embarrassing and unhelpful.

Mate Herceg Wentworth Falls OCCUPATION: I’m the Head Chef at the Hydro Majestic Hotel in Medlow Bath, where I oversee all four dining venues at the location and a team of 30 chefs. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR JOB? I like how diverse the kitchen is and that every day is different. FAVOURITE RESTAURANT: Darley’s in Katoomba. FAVOURITE CAFÉ: Synonymous in Blackheath. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN THE MOUNTAINS WHEN YOU HAVE SPARE TIME? I like to garden when I have free time.

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All hands on deck for kitchen reno Art Centre’s 40yo kitchen gets the chop to make way for new model thanks to State Government grant ERIN MAMO

lue Mountains Creative Arts Centre (BMCAC) has started work on major renovations to their premises in Glenbrook thanks to a $12,000 government grant. Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres, recently met with the President of the BMCAC, Allison James, to congratulate the organisation whose application for funding under the 2016 Community Building Partnership Program was approved in December last year. Ms James said the funding will now be used to replace the kitchen, which is more than 40-years-old and in dire need of an overhaul. “We desperately needed funding to replace the kitchen,” Ms James said. “The old kitchen was in a shocking state, we basically had one cupboard and a sink.” In the last three weeks the members of the BMCAC have taken it upon themselves to start demolishing the old kitchen. Ms James said the members decided they would remove the kitchen to save money. “The members decided if they pulled out the kitchen then we wouldn’t need to


Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres, with President of the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre, Allison James (wearing blue) and other BMCAC members

spend money on labourers and we could use the grant money to purchase a bigger and better kitchen,” Ms James said. The BMCAC, which stands out proudly in Glenbrook with its brightly coloured exterior walls, runs a variety of art classes for adults and children throughout the year, including pottery, weaving and life drawing. The centre also hosts a number of exhibitions, demonstrations and market days. Mr Ayres, who recommended BMCAC as a recipient for funding, said it was his pleasure to put the organisation forward. “The upgrade to the kitchen of the Arts Centre will no doubt be a benefit to all that utilise this facility,” Mr Ayres said. Ms James said as a not-for-profit organisation, the Arts Centre is extremely appreciative of receiving assistance from the state government. She said the new-look facilities will also make the centre more appealing. “It means so much to have a fully-functioning kitchen and the upgrade will make the centre so much more viable to hire out to other members of the community,” she said. The main room at the centre is currently available for hire to the public for individual exhibitions and workshops.

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reason: they liked what they saw. They won’t remain followers if the content strays too far. This is not to say that your service delivery has to take a ‘cookie cutter’ approach and treat everyone exactly the same. Some people need more help than others. Some people need more information than others. My swim coach described this well to me recently. He stated that he tailors his feedback and advice to each person. There is no point demanding the same changes to technique for each person, when they are at different ability levels, or have bodies that are incapable of making that particular change. However, his approach and coaching style is the same with everyone. You can’t be everything to everyone and not everyone is going to like you. Assuming you aren’t the world’s meanest ogre, you are going to find customers who respond to your way of operating and relating. Do not adopt a style that is naturally not ‘you’ for the sake of attracting customers. You won’t be authentic and it is not sustainable.


oday I’m sharing a story with some very strong learnings for customer service and cash flow within small business. Recently a colleague bought lunch. He ordered two sushi rolls and decided to top up the order with two dumplings. The server started packaging when the supervisor stopped them and said: “No you can’t have that, we only sell five dumplings. You can have five dumplings. They cost under $5�. My colleague was happy to have two at say $2, but he did not need or want to eat five. The supervisor insisted: “No you can only have five. You have to have five.� But that’s the thing, he doesn’t have to have five. He can have none, and no sushi rolls either. So after no joy with the staff, he left and went elsewhere and they missed out on a $10 sale. Worse for them, this customer was a two to three times a week regular. This ‘service’ completely put him off and he won’t go back for some time, if at all. If we say he averages 2.5 visits a week, for say 40 weeks and spends $10 a time,

they have foregone $1000 in annual sales! They now need to acquire new customers to cover the overheads his $1000 paid for. Often acquisition strategies cost money. Packaging is something we as advisors often encourage. However did they need to insist on five dumplings and lose a customer over it? Is the customer always right? No, but in this case they only have a desire for a smaller portion size and it seems little imposition on the business to meet the client’s need. Where possible the client’s needs and wants should be met. Short term decisions can make or break the business. If 10 regulars felt the same way about this decision, they could lose a whopping $10,000 in business! Customer feedback needs to be collected and discussed. If the regulars over the course of a month start disappearing the business owners need to be aware! Customer service can make or break a business – let it make yours!

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connected for all manner of transactions, making us one big happy family. But strangely these incredible “once in a lifetime” events have not been enough to halt the ‘circle of life’ (thank you Elton), because currently we are experiencing a completely different story. Donald Trump has sent a clear signal to the rest of the world that they are adopting an ‘America First’ policy in everything from trade to defence. Britain has left the EU, which has created rumblings from other members also contemplating similar actions. And it would seem a wave of nationalism is sweeping the globe with voters empowering political parties whose policies would have seemed almost absurd just five years ago. It is an almost unbelievable turn of events from just a few years ago and most certainly, totally unpredictable. As investors, there are many lessons we can take from this incredible reversal, but for starters, to all those who believe that you can’t lose money investing in property, and the current property boom we are experiencing will just keep going, might like to reflect on the concept of globalisation, before you borrow too much money.


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h e n Violent Femmes bassist B r i a n R itchie m a d e the move from New York to Hobart he couldn’t have predicted that it would lead to a role curating one of Australia’s most unique and successful summer festivals. In a case of serendipity it was at this time that Australian art collector David

Walsh was dreaming up what would become MONA, aka the Museum of Old and New Art – an architecturally striking art museum that overlooks the Derwent River in Tasmania. The pair’s meeting in sleepy Tassie led to the creation of MONA FOMA – a festival held at the museum which showcases the work of artists from different art forms including sound, dance and visual art. “He’s a big Violent Femmes fan and he wanted to do a festival but didn’t know how to do it, so he called on me to help out,” Brian said. MONA FOMA started in 2009 and ran for several years before the opening of MONA. According to Brian the festival

had a significant influence on the direction of the museum. “It became like an incubator and kind of like a notepad for what the museum was, more based on music than art but still a lot of the same philosophies were involved,” he said. It’s not surprising that Brian – who is now an Australian citizen – was asked to take on the position. Along with frontman Gordon Gano he founded a band that started in the 80s, but whose music still fits perfectly into the 2017 hipstersaturated alternative rock scene without relying on nostalgia – no easy feat for a band that formed over 35 years ago. Take for example Violent Femmes’

biggest hit ‘Blister in The Sun’. By avoiding the hallmark sounds of the 80s the American alternative rockers were able to create a classic that has no obvious ties to a particular musical era. “When we made the first album we consciously avoided any references to the music scene of 1982,” Brian said. “There was a lot of common devices going on then such as drum machines or cheezy kind of synth keyboards, whatever it was we avoided it.” The Violent Femmes will be performing at the Evan Theatre on Thursday, March 23 at 8pm. Tickets are $67.50. For more information, visit www.penrith. or call 4720 5555.

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Spend a couple of hours in the Marvel universe with this week’s new release ‘Doctor Strange’. The film follows the story of Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a talented neurosurgeon who is injured in a horrible car crash. After the tragic accident Dr Strange’s life takes a drastic turn as he uncovers the hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions.

To protect the Marvel cinematic universe, he will use his metaphysical abilities to mediate between the real world and what lies beyond. Along with Benedict Cumberbatch, this action blockbuster also stars Rachel McAdams as Dr Gina Atwater, Chiwetel Ejiofor as supervillain Mordo and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One. ‘Doctor Strange’ has been a hit movie for the Marvel franchise.

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The great cinema ape is back! This week King Kong returns to the big screen in the gigantic new action release ‘Kong: Skull Island’. In this reboot of the King Kong franchise, a team of explorers come together to explore an uncharted island in the Pacific. The team are unaware that behind the island’s beauty lies the domain of the myth that is Kong. ‘Kong: Skull Island’ features a host of stars including Tom Hiddleston (‘The Avengers’), Oscar winner Brie Larson (‘Room’), Samuel L. Jackson (‘The Hateful Eight’), John Goodman (‘Argo’) and John C. Reilly (‘Step Brothers’).

With the release of the muchanticipated Nintendo Switch console comes the latest instalment in the hugely popular Zelda franchise. Gamers can explore the wilds of Hyrule, where you will battle enemies, hunt wild beasts, collect food and elixirs, and uncover more than 100 puzzle-containing Shrines of Trials. ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ has been a massive hit with critics and fans, so if you love gaming this is definitely one to add to the collection.

The film is directed by Jordan VogtRoberts, who is known for his work on ‘The Kings of Summer’. Across cinema history, there’s been an absolute abundance of King Kong movies. Whether it’s worth once again revisiting this popular ‘monster movie’ story is yet to be seen. One thing is for sure though, this is definitely a flick that needs to be enjoyed on the big screen with an extra large bucket of popcorn in hand. ‘Kong: Skull Island’ is currently screening at Hoyts Penrith in the Westfield complex. For more information on movies and session times, visit www.





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Ê Pop star and former talent show judge Ronan Keating has joined the fourth season of ‘Love Child’. The rather unusual choice is part of a major cast overhaul for the hit Channel Nine drama. Ê Popular Channel Nine reality series ‘Married at First Sight’ has been renewed for a fifth season. The dating show will go into production later this year and air in 2018. Ê With the final episode of ‘I’m A Celebrity’ wrapping up last Sunday, Channel Ten will launch their next reality show ‘The Biggest Loser: Transformed’ tonight, March 14 at 7.30pm. There will be some slight changes to the format including eliminations in every episode. Ê Channel Nine is casting for new reality series ‘Family Food Fight’, which will air later this year. Producers are looking for families who have a passion for their own culinary heritage. Families must be made up of four relatives of amateur cooks, without professional or semi-professional kitchen experience. To apply, visit welcome. Ê Fans of hit Foxtel prison drama ‘Wentworth’ will be pleased to know that

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Ê Channel Ten has announced that the runner-up from last year’s ‘The Bachelorette’, Matty Johnson, will star in the next series of ‘The Bachelor’. The 29-year-old was the overwhelming favourite to get chosen for the fifth series, and it seems fans well and truly got their way. Filming has already started, with the show set to air mid-year.

season five will premiere on Tuesday, April 4 at 8.30pm. Fans still doubting the death of major character Bea Smith will finally get answers when the Showcase series returns next month.

Ê MTV series ‘Geordie Shore’ returns later this month with eight new ‘workers’ amongst the cast. Now in season 13, the show will screen as ‘Geordie Shore: New Radgie Rampage’, express at 9am on Wednesday, March 29 and replayed at 9.30pm. Ê New episodes of ‘Law and Order: SVU’ will begin this Saturday, March 18 on Ten. Ê Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang will no longer be hosting SBS’s coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest, ending eight years of on-the-ground commentary in Europe. It’s understood it was the pair’s decision to call it quits. There’s been no word on a replacement. Ê A new panel show about the Arts is looking for people who work in the industry and have strong opinions. Actors, critics, writers, performers, directors and comedians with demonstrated experience in TV, film, theatre, music and online are required. To be considered for an audition, submit your contact details and photo to Ê Arnold Schwarzenegger has quit as boss of ‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’ citing Donald Trump for the “baggage” that surrounds his role on the show. Although, President Trump has fired back saying the ‘Terminator’ star was fired for the show’s bad ratings.


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With Mercury moving into your sign, it’s a wonderful week to rethink your approach to a personal problem. Talking things over with a trusted friend will also help you view the situation from a totally fresh perspective. And don’t underestimate the power of your intuition to point you in the right direction. On the weekend you’re impatient to say exactly what’s on your mind. But your words could inflame a sensitive situation.

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Lions love to live it up, as you constantly press the ‘let’s overdo everything’ button. But this week Saturn puts the brakes on, and reminds you of all your current responsibilities and the long list of jobs you haven’t yet completed. Plus something (or someone) may stop you from expressing yourself in the fun and carefree way you’d like to. You’ll find the more you resist these restrictions, the more difficult the week will be.




Procrastination is out and being passionately proactive is in, as you make the most of Mars charging through your sign. So get motivated; initiate ideas; take action; and walk your talk! Of course, with Venus (your ruling planet) in retrograde motion, there will be plenty of problems and frustrations along the way. Especially involving your partner, a friend or a cherished dream.


You don’t usually shirk your professional and family responsibilities but this week you’ll be so busy that you may inadvertently overlook an important matter. If you don’t pull your weight (for whatever reason) then expect a major reality check. Or you could be at the receiving end of some stern words from a loved one or work colleague. Whatever happens, don’t take it too personally Virgo.




Saturn pushes you to fulfil your relationship responsibilities, both at work and at home. Attached Twins – are you pulling your weight? Or are you leaving all the serious decision-making up to your partner? Singles – look for lasting love with someone who is dependable and emotionally mature. All Geminis need to avoid over-reacting on the weekend. Blurting out the first thing that comes into your mind is a recipe for trouble.

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You’re keen to catch up socially with friends and workmates. Creativity is also highlighted but don’t be deterred by ongoing challenges. Hard work and calm consultation will take you far! When it comes to a professional matter, a study project or a social media campaign, you’ll need to put in some long hours this week. You have the potential to achieve success, but it won’t come without plenty of elbow grease on your part.



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This week will run more smoothly if you roll up your sleeves and be a disciplined and conscientious Crab as you re-organise your daily routine, plus prioritise and streamline tasks. And resist the temptation to be a cream-bun-eating couch potato! The more responsible you are about regular exercise and smart food choices, the healthier and happier you’ll be.




This week, strive to be firm yet flexible with a stressed family member and avoid getting drawn into frustrating arguments. A parent or close friend has some sensible advice that you may not want to hear. Listen up Scorpio and don’t be so defensive! When it comes to money matters, Saturn sends a reality check your way, in the form of a large bill or an unexpected expense.

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Are you viewing a personal project, a domestic situation or a family member through ridiculously rose-coloured glasses? This week Saturn urges you to be more realistic about what’s going on. Smart Sagittarians will slow down and do the research that’s required. If you rush into a complicated situation without some forward planning, then you could end up with a real mess on your hands. The weekend is wonderful for socialising.



This week’s Sun/Saturn square boosts your ambitious side, your perfectionist streak, and your incredibly close attention to detail. But do your best to get the balance right between being conscientious and being creative. Hard work without some divine inspiration is ultimately meaningless. If you are too demanding with family and close friends, then the road to success will be lonely.



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We can learn plenty from some of our favourite cuisines We’ve fallen in love with international foods, and they can inspire you to shake up your traditional meals at home with exciting new flavours...

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It’s no secret that Australians love Asian cuisine. These days even the smallest rural town has a Thai or Chinese restaurant; sushi is a staple in shopping centre food courts; while Vietnamese, Malaysian and Korean restaurants are becoming increasingly popular. There’s certainly plenty to love about Asian cuisine, so what can we learn from some of our favourite foods? How to build flavour When it comes to flavour, Asian cuisine has it in spades. Chili, garlic, ginger, wasabi, coriander, miso, mint, lemongrass – the options are endless and varied enough to suit all tastes whether you prefer mild or spicy, hearty or fresh. Getting the balance of sweet, salty, spicy and sour isn’t always easy, but when done right there’s nothing quite as delicious. If you’re new to preparing Asian cuisine at home start with ready-made curry pastes and sauces, add Asian herbs like mint and coriander to salads, or try simple stir-fry sauce combinations like

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size of around a quarter of your plate for your carbohydrate portion. How to foster a sense of community There’s one reason why Asian dining options are so popular that has nothing to do with the food itself, but rather the way it’s eaten. Asian countries tend to place a strong emphasis on group and shared dining. Meals are often placed at the centre of the table and are designed to be enjoyed among dining companions. This focus on communal dining helps to highlight the social nature of food, but it also has nutritional benefits as it encourages variety and the sampling of new flavours and ingredients.


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Pain in the pelvic region or lower back is common during pregnancy. This pain is related to a woman being pregnant and can have a variety of symptoms: • Pain may be felt at the back of the pelvis near your buttocks or at the front near your pubic bone. • It can be sharp and at times stabbing pain which can extend down into the hips and legs. • It can be aggravated by activities such as turning over in bed, walking, stairs, dressing and getting in and out of the car. • Pain often eases with rest. • It can begin as early as the first trimester but more typically towards the 2nd and 3rd trimester. There are a few reasons for the pain, these include: • The pelvic area is an area under constant change during pregnancy. • Hormonal changes soften the soft tissues which can increase the mobility in the pelvis.

• The growing baby, placenta and additional fluid increase the load on the pelvis with reduced support from the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles being stretched. • Changes in your alignment can also create non-optimal loading of the pelvis. There are many things that can be done to reduce or eliminate the pain. You often will need to change some of your movement habits and take ownership of the problem by seeking professional advice and completing some exercises.

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Today in our busy lives we demand comfort and function but how do we make sure we don’t give up on style? Athleisure is the answer! More of a new way of dressing instead of a trend, athleisure is a hybrid of workout wear and business casual and it’s here to stay. At Westfield Penrith we are seeing our favourite stores starting to showcase their own active wear lines like Country Road and Witchery, with now the latest addition Forever New Active. We are also seeing so many big active wear brands combining with designers and popular celebrities to create fashion forward clothes to motivate us to work out but also to wear casually shopping on the weekend or to a lunch date with friends! Stella McCartney teamed up with Adidas, her line featuring modern high neck crop tops to be worn as sports bras, complete with diagonal zips and advanced high-performance technology fabric. Rihanna works closely with the brand

Puma to offer us complete seasonal collections with her take on the classic brand. Reinventing iconic pieces to wear casually, her ‘Fenty by Puma’ range focuses on comfort – side press stud trackpants somewhat reminiscent of our high school days and the ‘fur slide’, a cozy spin on the timeless sporty sandal featuring a faux fur strap with satin logo branding! So try the athleisure look, but remember it’s sadly more than just throwing on a tracksuit and going to work. Think about looking sporty but still pulled together! Wear the Lorna Jane tights in Nicila, a 3/4 length pant with a black and white wide midrise waistband with extra ventilation mesh panels. Team this with a fitted black long sleeve t-shirt and then a pair of streamlined street-wear shoes like the Nike Sportswear Airmax in the fresh white colour ‘platinum’. Your favourite cross body purse and aviator sunglasses polishes your look perfectly, don’t forget your ponytail and abs are optional! Pop into Westfield Penrith today, and see what’s on offer! Do you have a fashion question you’d like Alyce to address in her column? Email news@bluemountainsrecord. to provide feedback or message us on Facebook.

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1. The upgrade comprises of: -Removing the existing panel antennas and replacing them with three (3) x new panel antennas (each to be less than 2.8m in length) attached to a new headframe; -The following ancillary equipment is also proposed; removing the existing turret mount and replacing it with a new headframe on top of the pole, installing three (3) x new Diplexers behind the panel antennas, three (3) x new dual band Mast Head Amplifiers (MHA’s) behind the panel antennas, seven (7) x new Radio Remote Units (RRU’s) on new strap mount, six (6) x new Quad Band Combiners behind the panel antennas, three (3) x new Break Out Box’s (BoB’s); -A new prefabricated cabin/equipment shelter at the base of the pole with dimensions of; 2.38m (W) x 3.15m (L) x 3m (H). 2. Vodafone and Optus regards the proposed installation as a Lowimpact Facility under the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 1997 ("The Determination") based on the description above; 3. Further information can be obtained from Timothy Brosnan of Metasite (02) 94391006, and at www.rfnsa. referring to the RFNSA reference number above; 4. Written submissions should be sent to: PO Box 31, CROWS NEST, NSW, 1585 by 24th March 2017

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eekend parking congestion at Lapstone Oval and netball courts should ease significantly by the end of the month, with carpark upgrades currently underway. Mayor Mark Greenhill said the works include formalising the existing unformed car park and construction of additional car parking facilities. “We want to encourage the Blue Mountains community to pursue sport and recreation,” he said. “It is important that the standard of our sporting precincts meet the needs of the clubs and players, but are also managed so that any adverse impact on nearby residences is minimal.” Ward 4 Councillor, Brendan Christie, said the project was a great outcome for players, their families and local residents. “Over the past five years I have spoken to many residents who have been concerned about safety around the precinct and this will go a long way in allaying those concerns,” Cr Christie said. “As well as boosting the number of parking spaces, the new car park will ensure there will


Mayor Mark Greenhill with Councillors Darryl Bowling and Brendan Christie be less cars parking along Explorers Road and Governors Drive.” President of the Blue Mountains Netball Association, Alison Yates, said local families will be very happy about the changes in parking. “It was so dangerous when both the courts and the oval were being used,” she said.

“We were lucky nothing ever happened to a child there, with parents being forced to use the small car park as a drop off zone and children getting in and out of cars in the busy area.” The upgrades are expected to be completed by the end of the month, weather permitting.


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