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because I was caught in the crush, and actually had someone fall on my head after trying to stand on his mate’s shoulders for a better vantage point. As the horses headed onto the track, the challengers all held back and let Black Caviar prance the straight to the crowds roaring approval – it was an unprecedented show of respect in racing circles. The next time the adoring public would see the fi ve-year-old was as she tore to victory. The jockeys behind were cracking their whips in a frenzy, while Luke Nolen did not touch his ride… he looked as if he could’ve poured himself a cuppa up there such was his casualness. If you haven’t taken any interest in Black Caviar’s career to date, I strongly urge you to do so from here on. It’s sounds trite, but it will genuinely be one of those stories you tell your grandkids about one day.

t’s time to tease your hair and put on your glad-rags when the hit musical, Hairspray, returns to Sydney in May. Set in 1960s Baltimore, Hairspray is the story of Tracy Turnblad, an overweight but spunky and talented teenage girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Tracy must overcome the prejudices of the day in order to realise her dream of dancing on Th e Corny Collins TV Show. The Broadway and movie blockbuster will be reborn with Australia’s fi rst ever community production of the show at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL from May 25. The Weekender has a double pass to Hairspray at Canterbury Hurlstone Park to give away. For your chance to win, like us on facebook and then email louise.bourke@ innercityweekender.com.au by May 22 with your name and address. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPM/11/00917.

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would lose 14 races during his famous career. Black Caviar has now won in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and heads off to take on the world’s best in England next month. We were actually quite privileged in Sydney – her win here last year was easily the most impressive of her career. It’s the only time she has been challenged… it looked like Hay List had her beaten, but the champion found a sixth gear no one knew she had and sped home to win like it was never in doubt. But seeing Black Caviar on the weekend reminded me of just how special she is. It’s rare to see a good news story, and even more rare for it to be something that everyone can celebrate and enjoy. The crowds arrived hours before Black Caviar ran, dressed in her trademark salmon. In the mounting yard, the crowd was 20 deep to get a glimpse of her – I know this

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It’s pretty rare you get to witness a moment in Australian history, but that’s exactly what I did on the weekend. I have attended sporting events in every code across the country, but never have I experienced anything like the pandemonium at Adelaide’s Morphettville Racecourse on the weekend. Black Caviar, the undisputed Queen of Australian racing, was the star attraction and she didn’t disappoint. It was her 21st win from 21 starts – and the party atmosphere was greater than any 21st I’ve ever been to before. The beauty of this racehorse is that everyone is on her side. Horse racing is traditionally full of highs and lows – you win and you lose – but rarely, if ever, has there been a horse which has everyone’s support. Sure, there was Phar Lap, which inspired many through the depression with his inspirational career – but even that champion

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he father of the 22-year-old Marrickville woman who allegedly stabbed her exboyfriend to death on Sunday evening outside the family’s Livingstone Road home said they are a “good family” that has now been “destroyed”. Avalino Silva, 49, told reporters he was in bed when he heard his son and daughter “screaming” outside the house. Later on Sunday evening, police arrested Mr Silva, his daughter, Jessica, and her brother following the fatal stabbing of 28-year-old James Polkinghorne. Police said Mr Polkinghorne, who is the father of Ms Silva’s 2-year-old child, arrived at the Silva’s home as a Mother’s Day dinner was concluding. Following an altercation with Ms Silva, Mr Polkinghorne was stabbed several times. Paramedics transported him to RPA hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival. Superintendent Greg Peters from Marrickville Police said they believe the weapon may have been an ordinary kitchen knife from the house. “Forensic inquiries are being conducted on the knife that we’ve located to test to see whether it is the actual weapon that was involved,” Supt Peters said. Ms Silva, a childcare worker, was charged with murder and appeared in Newtown Local Court on Monday. She was refused bail and will appear in court again next month.

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he Coroner who presided over the inquest into the deaths of six people at a Marrickville boarding house between June 2009 and August 2010 has severely criticised the 300 Hostel’s treatment of its residents, but stopped short of saying the poor conditions killed them. In her fi ndings, Coroner Mary Jerram said the deceased – Shaneen Batts, Ilona Takacs, Dorothy Hudson, Ian Birks, Donald MacKellar and Mohammed Talet

Ramzan – were “uncared for, poorly treated medically and neglected” at the Livingstone Road boarding house. “The standards of hygiene and nutrition at the hostel were poor, facilities run down or not usable, and overall care sadly lacking,” Ms Jerram said. “Reviews of medication, if they took place at all, were not properly recorded, and medical note-taking was negligible to the point of negligence.” Asha Ramzen, the sister of

deceased man, Mohammed Ramzan, said she was disappointed by the lack of detail in the Coroner’s report. “The dismal conditions he lived in, his nutrition, the fact that he chained smoked in bed, the fact that he wasn’t found for two days… I don’t think it’s good enough,” she told 2UE. The Coroner’s report also called for changes to the way the state’s boarding houses operate including tougher restrictions on how they are managed.

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After an extended investigation, Detectives from the Newtown Local Area Command have arrested and charged a 58year-old Waterloo woman with $230,000 worth of fi nancial fraud occurring over a number of years. She was granted conditional bail and faces Newtown Local Court on May 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ocal MP, Carmel Tebbutt, has launched a petition to get the State Government to commit to upgrading Marrickville Station. Ms Tebbutt urged the local community to support a push for better access to the station while collecting signatures there last Thursday morning. “Currently, passengers with a

disability, older people and parents with prams struggle at Marrickville Station,” Ms Tebbutt said. “When I speak to people at the top of the staircase to the platform, they tell me of many instances where they have missed trains, dropped their bags, struggled down with their young child in a pram or simply given up.” While neighbouring Newtown and Sydenham Stations have both received major refurbishments,

Marrickville is yet to receive the goahead for an upgrade. Ms Tebbutt said she wrote to the Minister for Transport to ask when the planned upgrade would go ahead, but has received “no commitment.” Under the rules of NSW Parliament, petitions with 10,000 or more signatures must be set down for debate and responded to by the Minister. The Minister for Transport did not respond by deadline.

Dog suffocates: House fire causes distress

Emergency services were called to a fi re at a house in Petersham last Sunday, May 13. At 6.40pm, a female hosting an engagement party noticed smoke coming from the top front window of the twostorey house. The female screamed and alerted other members at the party who contacted the fi re brigade. Th e point of origin of the fi re was determined to be one of the upstairs bedrooms which was completely destroyed. Th e Fire Investigation and Research Team attended as did crime scene officers. An examination was carried out by both teams and the cause of the fi re was undetermined. It is unknown as to whether the fire was accidental or electrically caused. There were no signs of the fi re being suspicious.

No person was injured due to the fi re however, the family Labrador suffered smoke inhalation. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the dog but were unsuccessful. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

VIPs thanked: Police recognise two locals

Marrickville Police have thanked two Volunteers in Policing (VIPs), Sandra Law and James Skuthorpe, for their contribution to supporting policing in the local area command. Th e VIPs are community members who perform a range of tasks including liaison, administrative and customer service duties to assist police. Mr Skuthorpe was presented with a certifi cate of appreciation by Marrickville Police Superintendent, Greg Peters, earlier this week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Police are conducting inquiries after a single-vehicle crash at Stanmore last Friday afternoon. The seven-seater Volvo XC90 four-wheel-drive was travelling west along Railway Terrace when it crashed into a power pole – snapping it in two. A boy, 16, who’d been travelling in the middle seat, sustained arm injuries.

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he Coal Seam Gas (CSG) mining company that holds the license to drill for gas at St Peters has shelved plans to explore the site. Dart Energy made the announcement to the Stock Exchange late last week, indicating the company had no plans to drill at the site and that it was “committed to open

and transparent engagement” with the community. But those against CSG mining in St Peters say they are relieved but not completely convinced that there are no plans to explore the St Peters site for gas in the future. “Only when the approval to drill at the St Peters site is officially revoked, will we drop our cynicism and then begin to think about a quiet celebration,” said Jacinta

Green from Stop CSG Sydney. “[They] should acknowledge that CSG mining is inappropriate for urban areas,” said a Greens NSW spokesperson, Jeremy Buckingham. Dart Energy’s announcement follows a decision by Marrickville Council last week to prohibit CSG mining as a condition of a pending development application for the St Peters site.

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COUNCIL SNAPSHOT ➤ Bargain hunting book, CD and DVD lovers can once again get their fi ll at the biannual Marrickville Library Book Sale on next week at the Marrickville Town Hall. Thousands of items will be available for sale from the extensive range of pre-loved library items. As well as biographies, novels by popular authors, and a range of reference materials at reasonable prices, there will also be CDs, DVDs, magazines and other printed materials in Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Vietnamese. Th e sale of old and worn books will make more room at Council’s four libraries to accommodate new stock. Proceeds from the Book Sale are used to fund library projects. The book sale is on at the Marrickville Town Hall on Wednesday, May 23 from 1pm-5pm, Th ursday, May 24 from 10am-6pm and Friday, May 25 from 10am-1pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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our of Marrickville’s five Greens Councillors will not contest the next local government elections in September. Councillors Marika Kontellis, Fiona Byrne, Peter Olive and Cathy Peters have cited a range of reasons for why they won’t be standing for reelection, including making way for

new candidates. “Our policy in the Greens is focused on inclusive governance and we believe in limited tenure,” Cr Byrne said. Cr Byrne, who was Mayor when Council attracted widespread controversy as a result of the proposed BDS in 2011, said she is proud of her achievements in Council. “I will look back on my eight years of service with pride, and focus on

how I can bring my local government experience to assist the Greens in future planning and policy.” Crs Kontellis and Peters said they too look forward to supporting the new Marrickville Greens Councillors. Cr Peter Olive said the outgoing Councillors could be proud of “the new Enmore Pool, improvements to the Cooks River and the fi ght to protect… built heritage”.

➤ Marrickville Council’s Library and History Services will hold free talks in May for Law Week. Th e talks on basic consumer rights will be presented in English and Marrickville’s community languages. Th e talks are presented by Marrickville Library and History Services in partnership with The Aged-Care Rights Service. Bookings are not required. Portuguese: Monday, May 21, 10.30am-12pm at Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Road Marrickville Vietnamese: Tuesday, May 22, 10.30am-12pm at Marrickville Library, corner Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Marrickville English: Friday, May 25, 10.30am-12pm at Marrickville Library Arabic: Wednesday, May 30, 10.30am-12pm at Marrickville Library Mandarin: Thursday, May 31, 10.30am-12pm at Marrickville Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ➤ Marrickville Council will support the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign to raise money for research into preventing and treating the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Council will donate $1,000 towards research, as well as providing support and services for people with MS. Th e donation represents one dollar for every new diagnosis of MS that is made each year in Australia.

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Top gong for care Aged care facility receives top accolade for its service

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So far, it’s estimated that almost 15,000 kilolitres of water has been saved, 1,400 tonnes of carbon dioxide abated and over 1,400 tonnes of waste saved from landfi ll. Local businesses are also pleased with the program’s results. Sarah Mandelson, CEO of Marrickville-based Serendipity Ice Cream, has been a long-time participant of the program. “I think I’m reasonably

well-educated on the subject, but it never hurts to have more information to hand,” she said. Ms Mandelson believes the program has opened new sustainability opportunities for her business, including new ways to better recycle their waste. The owner of Top Video in Dulwich Hill, Achiles Christidis, said the program has saved him more than $1,500 a year.

he family-owned inner west aged care facility, Berala On Th e Park, has taken out the top prize in its fi eld at the Australian Small Business Awards for 2012. It can now add the 2012 Champion in Aged Care Services prize to a healthy list of previous year’s wins, including Business Person of the Year, Winner Outstanding Service Excellence & Innovation and Winner

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The Moon will be sizzling its way through the earthy sign of Taurus, so you are much more confident where professional matters are concerned. It’s a great time for putting ingenious ideas to your boss because he or she will most certainly take them on board. Push ahead with any ambitious ideas you want to present as others will look upon them favourably. If you are at all artistic, you’ll be receiving at least one pat on the shoulder and probably more.

virgo

August 24 to September 23

During the next fortnight it will a great deal easier for you to communicate your likes, dislikes and thoughts to other people even if they come from a totally different culture or background than your own – your words will find a warm welcome. If you’re planning to visit friends, family or loved ones who live at a distance it’s likely to be a lot more enjoyable than you expect. The more open minded you are in the weeks ahead the more you will gain out of life.

Moon In Taurus Conjuncts The Sun, Mercury and Jupiter and Trines Pluto; May 19th – June 2nd.

Francis A Bevan libra

September 24 to Oct 23

The next two weeks is the ideal time for making important financial decisions. Money worries have been on your mind for some time, but instead of letting your nerves control you, it is important that you listen to an acquaintance who has some excellent advice for you. The coming fortnight is a good time to rid yourself of bad habits, old fears, insecurities and phobias. More importantly it is time to rid yourself of any kind of self-pity.

scorpio

October 24 to Nov 22

The Moon is coasting along in your opposite sign of Taurus and so from now on you’re going to have to take on board the wants, needs and requests of other people. Recent tensions in your love life can easily be swept to one side – all it takes is a kind word or gesture to make sure you are not found lacking. Friends and acquaintances will also be far more communicative than is usually the case and don’t be surprised if they confide their secrets to you.

sagittarius

Nov 23 to Dec 21

The next fortnight is going to be a highly productive time when you can make up for lost time. If you are trying to instigate some important changes at work, don’t be too independent as other people’s ideas will trigger your imagination and your plans will fall into place much more easily than expected. This is the ideal time to clear up problems and to put practices into place to prevent them happening again. Embark on a new health regime!

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Dec 22 to January 20

aquarius

January 21 to Feb 19

Be ready to enjoy yourself. Once again you seem to be the centre of attention, which always makes you feel special. You are certainly receiving a few signs that seem to mean a lot to you. No matter what complications arise, take some time out for romance or other pleasurable pursuits. Don’t let others persuade you otherwise. Children and younger people will be a delight to be around as they will help you to connect with your own inner child!

With the Moon in Taurus there will be plenty of news in connection with family, friends, relatives and people you haven’t seen for some time. It looks as though you will be doing a great deal of entertaining at home, which may mean having certain business colleagues meet your family. Also you may decide to brighten up your home. If you don’t know what you’re doing it would be wise to seek some professional advice.

pisces

February 20 to March 20

Invitations from friends and neighbours are likely to come from out of the blue, but you would be wise to grab them with both hands as you will enjoy the occasion more than you expect. You are mentally astute and others appreciate your intellectual vitality so why not let these qualities shine! Conversations will flow easily, so keep your wits about you, be your charming self and you will discover things about others that can used to your advantage!

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Keeping Fit Q. I suffer from very painful arthritis in my knees. Th e recent cold nights have made it even worse. What is the pain caused by and how can I stop it? The feeling of pain is your body’s way of telling you that there is infl ammation present. Inflammation is a key component in the joint pain of arthritis. It is a protective mechanism but can also be the result of diet, lifestyle factors and stress. Pharmaceutical antiinflammatories carry risks such as causing damage to your digestive tract. Fortunately there are some safe and effective natural anti-infl ammatory and pain relief solutions available: • Turmeric: Th is Ayurvedic herb has been used traditionally for the treatment of traumatic injury, and to reduce swelling and pain in arthritic conditions. • Boswellia: Has analgesic, anti-rheumatic and anti inflammatory actions, as well as being effective for

arthritis. • Omega 3 essential fatty acids from fi sh oil containing EPA and DHA, may reduce acute and chronic pain and inflammation. The typical Western diet may actually promote infl ammation, especially high amounts of sugar and refi ned carbohydrates. Here are some simple tips to reduce infl ammation: 1. Eat a diet full of fresh fruit, a variety of vegetables and good fats from fi sh and nuts. 2. Minimise your intake of refi ned carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta, white rice, cereals. 3. Minimise your intake of red meat and opt instead for fish, chicken or vegetarian protein sources such as chickpeas or tofu. If you need help with managing painful arthritis during the colder months, make an appointment to see Susan Garrad at Women’s Health, Naturally at Summer Hill on 9798 9322. Alternatively, you can visit her website at www. womenshealthnaturally.com.au.

David Stein Thanks for the positive feedback from last week, it’s great to talk to someone like a mum who is making more educated choices for her family. Th is week Shaun O’Brien has emailed a letter in for us. Addicted to Diet: “I have a friend who drinks two to three Diet Cokes a day. She says she’s trying to quit but she just can’t kick the habit. So have diet soft drinks become the new smoking addiction? I wonder if the reasoning behind artificial sweeteners the big companies put in products today is the same as when cigarette companies in the 50’s added nicotine to make them more addictive. One of the big culprits is a sweetener called Aspartame, or 951 as it appears on the label. It is one of the most controversial additives in history taking almost 20 years to be approved after it was fi rst discovered by a chemist in 1965. While looking for a treatment for ulcers he licked his fi nger to notice a sweet taste. After a lot of opposition, Aspartame was fi nally approved for use in 1984 at which

point more than three million kilograms of it was distributed into food for human consumption, and that figure doubled a year later. Coincidentally within six months the rate of aggressive brain cancers had increased by 60 per cent and diabetes by 30 per cent. More than 75 per cent of all reported chemical food allergies in the United States come from Aspartame. Ironically, it was marketed to people wanting to lose weight as it is 200 per cent sweeter than sugar and almost zero calories. However, it does anything but. When ingested, the tastebuds send a signal to the brain to let the stomach know that food/ nutrition is on the way, however when the artificial sugar arrives it’s not recognised as a food, so the stomach sends a message back up to the brain to send down more food. Th is is why overweight people are starving. Is it any wonder then that diabetes continues to increase even though there are so many ‘sugar free’ and ‘fat free’ products available on the market? Aspartame isn’t alone. There are

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lassical concert pianist, Ambre Hammond, says she is “blessed” to be able to perform for audiences around the world. The Marrickville local, who shares a house with Phil Stack of Aussie band, Th irsty Merc, is back in town after a whirlwind tour playing to packed audiences in the US. “It’s been an unorthodox life, but I consider myself really lucky to have my hobby as a career,” she said. Ms Hammond was raised in the country and began studying the piano at the age of three under the watchful eye of her mother, who had little musical training. At the tender age of 11, she achieved a world record when she was awarded the Associate & Licentiate Diplomas of Music in the same year. She later travelled the world playing with various pianists and Symphony Orchestras.

Classical concert pianist, Ambre Hammond.

These days, Ms Hammond is busy touring as a solo artist, playing regularly with musicians like James Morrison, managing other talent and being mum to her daughter, 9, who is a promising jazz singer.

“[My daughter] is now doing her own gigs as a jazz singer and has already hung out a couple of times with Stevie Wonder,” she said. See Ambre Hammond play on Thursday, May 24 at La Brasserie, 118 Crown Street, Surry Hills.

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he busy crew at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre has put together a fun schedule of entertaining events for the second half of 2012. With the news that the Newtown Festival is set to return this year despite earlier question marks over its funding, the Centre has also announced it will hold an unusual signing competition for contestants to tackle well-known songs in a diff erent way. The Anthem Singing Competition will require entrants to sing a national anthem from any country around the world in their own unique style. It is slated for June 23 as part of the Open Marrickville week of multicultural events. The more absurd and creative performances, the better, said the Centre’s project officer, Ken Saunders. He’s encouraging anyone to register for a spot.

A NNC staff member practicing for the anthem contest.

“Right now [we’re getting] the word out so people will register to sing. If no one enters, I’ll don a beret and have a go at the Marseillaise – not that I’m French but I was always impressed with the Marseillaise scene from the

movie, Casablanca.” The Anthem contest will be held on Saturday, June 23 in the Newtown Square during the Newtown Community markets. People can register to sing by contacting the Centre on 9516 4755.

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IDEAS TO KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED Pyrmont Festival The Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art kicks off this Friday, May 18 when local restaurants, bars and cafes will open their doors to celebrate the success of the eating precinct in partnership with the Mudgee region’s best producers. Discover the eclectic food scene during the 10-day event. Head to pyrmontfestival.com for more information.

No dig gardening Learn to grow your own food in small spaces such as containers, pots and balconies at an easy seminar run by the Green Living Centre on Saturday, May 19. Participants construct and take home a No Dig garden in a container as part of the workshop. It’s on at the Tom Foster Community Centre, Newtown. To book, head to the Centre’s facebook page.

Songs of migration A concert of original songs exploring different perspectives on migration from Greece to Australia is on this Friday, May 18 at the Paddington Uniting Church at 7.30pm. Part of the Greek Festival of Sydney, there will also be a visual exhibition of migration photographs. Tickets start at $18. Call 9559 4424 to book.

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Newtown Neighbourhood market The Newtown Community Market is on again this Saturday. Organised by the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre to raise funds for its community support programs, stalls will offer locally made art, craft and clothing, massage and face-painting at the Town Square from 10am-4pm.

Tigers come home Wests Tigers will take on the New Zealand Warriors at Leichhardt Oval on Friday, May 18, in one of only four home fi xtures. Rug up and come down to the Oval to see the boys continue their home ground winning streak. Tickets start at $25. Visit weststigers.com.au for tickets and information. Narnia comes to Sydney The props, stages and costumes from the blockbuster Narnia movies are on show this weekend at the Powerhouse Museum’s Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition. Kids and adults alike can walk through the wintry wonderland from the fi lms, sit on the White Witch’s icy throne and talk to animals. Visit powerhousemuseum.com for more information.

Liar’s Bible Life, death, art, children, sex and poetry... six contemporary characters grapple with the big questions in Fiona Samuel’s criticallyacclaimed play, Liar’s Bible. It’s on this weekend at the Sydney Independent Theatre Company, Newtown. For information and to book, call 0428 032 838 or visit the Company’s website.

Fat Swan Natalie Portly is back to delight and disgust audiences with the return of comedy panto, Fat Swan – but this time she has brought with her a couple of new friends. A laugh-aminute musical comedy, Fat Swan returns to Sydney with new jokes and frocks and is sure to ruffl e some feathers! Tickets start at $50. Visit the Seymour Centre website to book.

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IDEAS TO KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED Sydneyvision Are you itching to perform a song about Sydney in the timeless style of Eurovision? Newtown Neighbourhood Centre and the Dendy are giving you the chance. They’re calling for entries of original songs to the Sydneyvision Song Contest 2012, with great cash prizes and a slot at the Newtown Festival up for grabs. Visit the facebook page for details.

Pyke at Seymour Following his acclaimed Only Sparrows tour last year, Josh Pyke and his band are ready to hit the stage in an intimate show at the Seymour Centre on Saturday, May 19. Supported by Gossling and Jackson McLaren, it will be the fi nal chance for fans to see Josh in 2012 before he heads off to write new material. Tickets from $48. Visit the Seymour Centre website.

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Bring Back the Showgirl A living fantasy of showgirl style and burlesque beauty is rolled into one in Bring Back the Showgirl, a new production showcasing award-winning performers including Cassandra Jane, Miss Burlesque Victoria 2012. It’s on at the Factory Theatre on Sunday, May 20. Tickets start from $35. Visit factorytheatre.com.au.

Dictator hits town Billed as the heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy never comes to the country he so lovingly oppresses, Sasha Baron Cohen’s latest awkward and politically incorrect comedy, The Dictator, is now showing in cinemas nationwide. Visit Hoyts Broadway website to book your tickets: hoyts.com.au. See some Go-Betweens Adele Pickvance and Glenn Thompson are two of the most loved and respected musicians in the Australian music community. Part of the successful new incarnation of the The Go-Betweens, they’re launching their debut album ‘Carrington Street’ at the Vanguard on May 24. Visit vanguard.com.au for more information.

Sirens song Local singing group, The Sirens, are holding a concert on Sunday, May 20 at Newtown Public School to raise funds for various upcoming projects, including recording a new album. Pack a picnic, bring your family and pets and enjoy an afternoon of fabulous music and good times from 1pm. Donations at the door start at $15.

Zine Fair The Zine Fair is back for another year at the MCA with a large array of brilliant zines to buy, expert talks to hear and drop-in workshops to help you make your own zines. The popular event, part of the 2012 Sydney Writer’s Festival, is on from 11am-5pm.

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T Jets halfback, Daniel Mortimer, beats the Knights defence to score. [Photo: Gary Sutherland]

Biggest win yet

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he Newtown Jets recorded one of their biggest wins in several seasons with their 64-24 demolition of the Newcastle Knights at Henson Park. Th e unexpected result propels Newtown back into fourth place in the competition. The Jets made an ideal start to the match, running up an 18-0 lead after only 12 minutes through two tries to centre, Justin Carney,

and one to halfback, Daniel Mortimer. The Jets led 24-6 after 20 minutes when NSW Under 20s representative prop, Kane Evans, powered through a wall of Knights defenders. A surge from the Knights to take the score to 24-18 made Newtown’s defence look alarmingly fragile before tries to Adam Henry and Daniel Tupou, plus a fivegoal haul to Mark Kheirallah,

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he famous American football coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Football is like life – it requires perseverance, selfdenial, hard work, sacrifi ce, dedication and respect for authority”. On Tuesday, I had the great privilege of watching the New South Wales State of Origin team go through their paces in a training session at Penrith, ahead of their trip to Melbourne to take on the juggernaut that is Queensland next week. As I watched the session, I thought about the words of Lombardi. There is no doubt that over the past six years, New South Wales has had plenty of lessons in perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifi ce, dedication and respect for authority. At some point, however, it has to mean something. At some point, the tide has to turn. But when it comes to sport, the tide turning is so very rarely related to a bounce of the ball here or a great hit there. That may be a by-product, but the real reason a tide turns is attitude. Can New South Wales beat Queensland? Of course they can. It’s a two horse race, on Australia’s greatest sporting stage.

Let’s talk about Origin football 17 versus 17. Anyone can win on the night. The question though, is whether New South Wales has the right attitude. Lombardi spoke about respect for authority. Ironic, to talk about attitude and respect, when at least one of the players selected for the Blues has had his questioned more than once in the past few years. The attitude of Michael Jennings alone, is a very real issue. Whether Jennings was dumped to reserve grade because of poor form or a poor general attitude (I tend to think it’s the latter) is no longer the issue. After all, his attitude, not form, has now become the $64 million question because Jennings’ response to being dumped to reserve grade, and then his subsequent elevation into Origin, is important. Ricky Stuart’s greatest challenge this week is getting inside the head of one of his greatest strike weapons and getting a positive result. Lombardi said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up”. Jennings, and the Blues, have been knocked down a fair bit in the last six years. It’s time now for the Blues to get up, and stop the Queensland whitewash.

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