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Construction begins on new building for local SES branch BASIL NAIMET @ICWJournalist

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arrickville State Emergency Services (SES) had a glimpse of their new $2.5 million premises in S ydenham on Tuesday, with the turning of the first sod by Mayor Jo Haylen. The SE S i s c urrently l ocated on L ivingstone Road, ho wever t he s ite i s no l onger s uitable t o maintain their operations. Once constructed, the new building on Railway Road, Sy denham, w ill pro vide t he v olunteer emergency ser vices w ith m ore s pace t o s afely house its operations and emergency vehicles. Bob Baker from Marrickville SES said the new building w as 1 0 y ears i n th e m aking a nd w ill provide quicker responses. “Rapid response is crucial. The new building will facilitate our three vehicles and flood boat which means we can get to the vehicles quickly,” he said. Mr Baker said to get to their vehicles and returning t hem f rom a d ay’s w ork w as not pr actical. However the new building would provide instant access to the vehicles. Marrickville SES currently have 61 active

Marrickville Mayor Jo Haylen with SES members. members a nd i n t he l ast c ouple of mon ths t hey have received in excess of 40 calls for severe rain and wind damage just in the local area. “In addition to the quicker call outs, we can now accommodate SE S me mbers f rom ot her re gions for training purposes here a t Sydenham,” Mr Baker added. Mayor Jo Haylen said the upgrade is a huge positive for the community.

“Every person in M arrickville b enefits fr om our SES. They are ordinary people doing extraordinary t hings. I k now ou r re sidents t ake g reat comfort f rom k nowing t he SE S i s ju st a phone call away. Their fluoro orange uniforms are a very welcomed s ight d uring a ny k ind of e mergency,” Cr Haylen said. Work on t he n ew b uilding i s e xpected t o b e completed by late 2014.

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Raelene Castle’s favourite movie? It’s got to be Footloose! The year 1984 was pretty spec ial fo r the Canterbury Bulldogs – highlighted by their Grand Final win over Parramatta. This week, Canterbury took us on a magical trip back in time to 1984, not to the hallow turf of the SCG where they won that premiership, but to the movies, where ‘F ootloose’ just happened to be playing at the same time. In that now famous f lick starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer, a city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned. Dancing banned? Sounds crazy, right? Not so crazy if you’re the Bulldogs circa 2014, who this week caused a stir b y announcing that they would overhaul their cheergirls next season, with speculation they may be gone altogether. “We want to go in a more professional direction, where they do more than just dance in revealing outfits,” said Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle. It says a lot about Ms C astle and the Bull dogs club when she believes that’s all her current crop of cheerleaders do – dance around in rev ealing outfits. “They’ll also go through an in terview, because we want to take this through a more professional evolution,” Ms Castle told the Telegraph. “We probably wouldn’t call them cheerleaders in future... We want them to be ambassadors and have a much greater role in promoting what this club stands for.”

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You see, this is where I g et a li ttle confused about this whole situation. These girls are dancers. If they wan ted to be marketing managers, they coul d apply for such positions at the Bulldogs or at other clubs in the NRL. They are professionals; man y stri ving to have professional, lon g-term c areers in the arts or other areas of dance. Having the credit of being a professional dancer at an NRL club on your resume is not a bad thing – for man y, it’s their first opportuni ty for a paid gig in the dancing industry and an excellent stepping stone. Experience coun ts in the c ut-throat world of dance and the arts. Now the Bulldogs want to take it away because they believe the girls could be better used handing out flyers in full length ball gowns. OK, so they haven’t said that, but allow me just a little bit of creative licence. The politically correct amongst us would have us believ e tha t the only purpose cheerleaders serve is to entertain male perves in the ground. And y ou kno w wha t, tha t ma y be an unfortunate b y- product of their job . But in reali ty, cheerleaders are professional dancers who exemplify har d w ork, fi tness, self- confidence and determina tion. They are c apable, talen ted women. In makin g this mo ve, the Bull dogs are only restric ting, not gro wing, opportuni ties for women in the game.

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Collaboration sees women take up opportunities in engineering

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ith the curtain closing on the school c alendar, one group of Inner W est studen ts undertook e xtra- c urricular activities on Tuesda y at the Uni versity of New South Wales. Tempe H igh S chool h as a n on - going partnership pro gram w ith t he Un iversity of New S outh W ales c alled ‘ Robogals a t UNSW’ d esigned t o en courage y oung females to seek engineering as a career. Technology a nd Appl ied S tudies ( TAS) head te acher P hillip S haw, t he m an responsible for bringing the two organisations together in 2009, recognised the potential of the girls in that field. “I noted that a significant number of senior students were studying physics, chemistry and w ere a lso s trong i n m athematics. I saw an opportunity to introduce engineer-

Students taking part in the Robogals at UNSW program. ing s tudies a s a s ubject c hoice f or t hese students. T o s ome e xtent t he k nowledge and skills of these subjects complemented those of engineering studies,� he said.

Mr S haw s aid t he s chool g irls g ained a lot f rom t he experiences of w orking w ith university students, who would pose challenges for them.

“There a re v oluntary g roups o f u niversity engineering students that conduct workshops u sing L ego Rob otics. T he workshop a ctivities p resent c hallenges to s tudents to de sign ro bots to p erform different tasks,� Mr Shaw said. “These activities foster teamwork, problem- solving a nd c ommunication sk ills. In ou r c ase, U NSW E ngineering Students give their time and the university allow us access to their resources in providing this opportunity to our students.� Schools Ma nager of Robogals at U NSW, Zoe Hart, said the initiative started in Australia and has grown to 15 “chapters� at u niversities a cross A ustralia, t he U K, Japan, Ireland and the United States. “We are trying to increase the participation of girls and women to do engineering. The a im i s f or y oung s chool g irls t o b e involved w ith a ll thin gs e ngineering s o that when they graduate from school, they go into university to do engineering,� Ms Hart said. Mr S haw s aid R obogals a t U NSW provided t he s tudents w ith a p ositive experience of engaging with engineering and te chnology; t he f low- on e ffect b eing a g reater appre ciation a nd a wareness of the diversity engineering could bring as a career for women.

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ducation Minister Christ opher Pyne believ es the Coali tion’s Gonski debacle has not shak en the faith of the public in the Federal Government. Speaking e xclusively w ith the Weekender in his Parliamen t H ouse office last Thursday, Mr P yne sho wed li ttle signs of the in tense pressure he ’s been under following consistent scrutiny of the Coalition’s position on education funding. “It was never a broken promise because we said in the elec tion campaign that we would ha ve the same fundin g en velope as L abor and tha t’s e xactly wha t w e were delivering,” Mr P yne said about the widespread belief tha t the Coali tion had broken an election commitment by saying it w ould only honour educ ation fundin g deals for one year, rather than four.

Education Minister Christopher Pyne with Senator Marise Payne in 2011. Photo: Melinda Jane The position was later reversed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott following immense public p ressure a nd a greements w ith Queensland, W estern A ustralia and the Northern T erritory, who had previously

failed to agree to the national framework. “I think the G overnment has g ot off to a good start and there ’s always bumps in the road and holes in the road that you run over. But I think the public are glad where

we’ve ended which is w ith $1. 2 billion more than Labor,” Mr Pyne said. “The sta tes and t erritories... s hould be able to mak e the dec isions for their sta te and terri tory schools ra ther than bein g told what to do by Canberra.” Mr Pyne said the system left to him by former E ducation Minister and c urrent Opposition L eader Bill Shorten was “unimplementable” and chan ges w ould be made to improve it. “I think ev ery sta te and terri tory, the Catholics and the Independen ts, w ill all welcome the model bein g much easier to implement,” Mr Pyne said. “The model w ill be applied uniformly across the coun try but y ou ha ve to also remember that when Labor was in power, none of the agreemen ts w ith an y of the states and territories were the same. “There were different indexation rates for ev ery sta te and terri tory, there w ere four d ifferent i ndexation ra tes f rom t he Commonwealth alone and every state and territory has a differen t goal to reach the student resource standard.” Asked whether the G onski system was flawed overall, Mr Pyne said: “It’s a very messy model but i t is the model tha t people ha ve signed up t o for four y ears and we will improve it”.

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Local News Police are appealing for public help after two boys were approached at Marrickville. About 3.15pm on Monday, December 9, two boys, aged 10 and 12, were standing at a bus stop on the corner of Livingstone Road and

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approached Marrickville Road, when they were approached by a man. The man started talking to the boys and asked them if they wanted a lift

Iconic car manufacturer Holden has announced it will stop producing cars in Australia in 2017. Prime Minister, Tony Abbott has called for the debate over the issue to be a sensible one. “It is not the time to play politics. It is not the time to indulge in the blame game. It is not the time to peddle false hope,” Mr Abbott said on Wednesday. “It is a time for a candid and constructive conversation with the Australian people and it is time for a considered and a constructive response from Government. That is exactly what this Government will be providing in coming days.”

home. They declined and returned home. The man has been described as being of Pacific Islander/ Maori appearance, 165cm to 170cm tall with brown hair. He was wearing a short-sleeved shirt and dark-coloured pants/shorts. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including; – Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times. – Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets.

Some 3,000 jobs will be lost directly at Holden with many thousands more to be affected by the decision.

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“The Government will be announcing measures, in coming days that will build on the strengths that we have, and which will offer hope for the people of the regions impacted,” Mr Abbott said.

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Tash Woods, 24 Marrickville Favourite Restaurant: Lazy Bones Lounge Favourite Café: Di Stefano Caffé Best place to relax: Lazy Bones Lounge Best Entertainment: Lazy Bones Lounge Favourite Park: Henson Park – it’s quiet and relaxing Best shopping experience: Op Shops – good knickknacks and clothing The thing you love about Marrickville the most is…: It’s a city, but still a community.

Police snapshot Firm warning from police on alcohol consumption

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Police from the Marrickville Local Area Command warn there will be little tolerance for troublemakers this weekend during a blitz on alcohol-related crime. Operation Unite is an annual crackdown on booze-fuelled anti-social behaviour across all Australian states and territories, and New Zealand. Additional officers will hit the streets throughout New South Wales this Friday and Saturday night (December 13 and 14), particularly targeting anyone who drinks too much and breaks the law. Marrickville Commander, Superintendent Peters, said Operation Unite is just the first of a number of policing initiatives earmarked for Marrickville this summer. “We’re putting potential troublemakers on notice,” Superintendent Peters said. “If you over indulge and harm others, you’ll end up behind bars. “People tend to drink more during the summer months, whether it’s at home or at licensed premises, and that’s when some get a bit hot under the collar. “But there’s no excuse for breaking the law and hurting others… if you go down that path you can expect police to act.” Police will focus on known trouble-spots, transport hubs, licensed establishments, parks and roadways during Operation Unite and subsequent local operations. Superintendent Peters said underage drinkers will also be in police cross-hairs. “Play Safe, Stay Safe…we are not the party police this summer but we will take action,” he said.

Some time between 11.45am on Sunday, December 8 and 2.40am Monday, December 9 a Silver Honda Civic was stolen from Frampton Street, Marrickville. The vehicle had been parked approximately mid way between Sydenham and Marrickville Roads. About 2.40am on Monday police were involved in a pursuit with this vehicle and later around 4.30am police received calls regarding a vehicle fire in Abbotsford Parade, Abbotsford. Police attended and confirmed the vehicle was the Honda Civic which had been involved in the earlier pursuit. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Marrickville Local Area Command on 9568 9299.

Drink driver caught by police on Illawarra Road About 8pm on Monday, December 9, police were patrolling along Illawarra Road, Marrickville. Police stopped a vehicle travelling north bound for the purpose of a Random Breath Test. The driver was spoken to and subjected to a breath test. As a result the driver returned a positive reading and was subsequently arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station. He was then subjected to a Breath Analysis which returned a mid range reading. The driver was charged with mid range PCA and his licence was suspended. He is now due to face Newtown Local Court on January 21, 2014.


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Marrickville finds perfect pairing of street artists and blank canvases Council encourages legal form of street art in Perfect Match Mural Program BASIL NAIMET @ICWJournalist

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ant t hat p lain c anvas t o show off your artistry skills? Marrickville Counc il w ill be brin ging tog ether property owners and street artists so they c an make beautiful murals tog ether for the Perfect Match Mural Program. Nominations are no w open for artists to nominate their ideas for an inner w est mural, while property owners fed up with ‘tagging’ c an nomina te their walls as a blank canvas for a mural. The program w ill pro vide money and support for up to fi ve artists chosen to execute a mural on properties nomina ted by residents or business owners. “I’m proud to sa y tha t Marrickv ille has some of the best e xamples of street art in Australia,” said Ma yor of Marrickv ille J o Haylen.

Nominate a wall that you believe should be transformed into a mural.

“Good street art brin gs tourists to our urban centres, which is grea t for business and puts Marrickv ille on the c ultural map. Street art tours of the inner w est are continually growing in popularity. “But Counc il also recognises tha t some residents really str uggle w ith constan t tagging on their properties. “So this is a fan tastic opportuni ty for anyone who wants to turn that wall into a work of art.” The Mayor said there was a big difference between what was considered legal street art and tagging and that it is important to understand the differenc e betw een the two forms. “Street art is done with the permission of the property owner and has artistic merit. Street art is w elcome in Marrickv ille. Tagging is not,” Mayor Haylen said. As part of the P erfect Ma tch M ural Program ini tiative, Marrickv ille Counc il will also investigate developing an annual Mural Festival. Artists interested in getting involved can apply online a t: www.marrickville.smartygrants.com.au/perfectmatchartists. Property o wners w ith a sui table wall for a mural c an apply online a t: w ww. marrickville.smartygrants.com.au/ perfectmatchproperties.

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he A ddison R oad Communi ty Centre w ill support a v ery special event this Sunday. Inner West or ganisation F riends of Hebron, ha ve brough t colourful, handcrafted ceramics that were made in the Hebron Glass and Ceramic s F actory, a family business in H ebron, Palestine to be sold in Marrickville. Proceeds w ill g o to tw o preschools in isolated v illages of Palestine ’s S outh Hebron Hills, where any new permanent dwellings are frequently demolished by the Israeli Occupation Forces. These communities are considered b y international organisations to be amon g the most v ulnerable in the southern

West Bank with each preschool consist ing of 30 to 50 children. A third kindergarten project is loc ated in the T el R umeida communi ty in Hebron’s Old City. The educational facility was despera tely needed for chil dren in this closed area of the ancient city. Since the start of the y ear loc al and international or ganisations and v olunteers h ave t ransformed t he s ite f rom a derelict building to a functioning facility. The hundreds of handmade ceramic s will be a vailable for purchase a t the Friends of H ebron stall a t the A ddison Road Markets. Ceramic s w ill be on sale from 9am un til noon on Sunda y a t 142 Addison Road, Marrickville.


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ROUND 10: MAY 16-19

ROUND 13: JUNE 6-9

ROUND 3: MARCH 21-24

ROUND 7: APRIL 18-21

ROUND 11: MAY 23-26

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ROUND 12: MAY 30 - JUNE 2

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ROUND 19: JULY 18-21

ROUND 23: AUGUST 14-18

ROUND 17: JULY 4-7

ROUND 20: JULY 25-28

ROUND 24: AUGUST 21-25

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ROUND 21: AUGUST 1-4 Roosters Cowboys Raiders Sharks Sea Eagles Bulldogs Rabbitohs Tigers

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AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

LEO JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

This week’s f rantic Full Moon pace sui ts your Aquarian style… fast and furious, w ith plen ty of variety , last minute chan ges, controversial conversations, sudden disruptions and exciting discoveries along the way! But don’t be too hasty in your evaluation of a person or situation. Just remember there is a lot going on beneath the surface.

It’s all about friendships and social networking this week as you catch up with local mates, update your international connections and share a spec ial dream w ith a like- minded soul. Limi t y our intake of rich food and alcoholic bev erages o ver the holida y season otherwise, with Venus in your wellbeing zone your health will suffer.

PISCES FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

VIRGO AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

In the chaotic lead-up to Christmas, are you feeling like a tired and fragile Fish? The F ull Moon falls in y our domestic zone so try to spend a few nigh ts at home this w eek, complete w ith plenty of food, c ushions, chocola tes, and y our fa vorite book. A dvice? F ollow Jane Austen, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort”.

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ARIES MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

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The Full Moon fires up y our communication zone so g et ready to talk, te xt, tweet, chat, converse, mix and min gle. But a void making rash statements that you later regret. With Uranus in your sign, are you capitalising on your special individual talents? Your motto for the moment is from birthday great Margaret Mead, “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else”.

Avoid the Libran tendenc y to si t on the fence ( very stylishly!) and proc rastinate. W ith gun g- ho Mars no w mo ving through your sign, strive to go after what you want with confidence and plenty of chutzpah. Plus g et y our ska tes on and complete y our Christmas shopping by Saturday, bec ause Venus (your ruling planet) g oes retrograde on Sunday morning (until February 1).

TAURUS APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Most people will be busy rushing around this week, stirred up by the garr ulous G emini F ull M oon plus the pre- Christmas shopping and festive celebrations. Not Bulls though! Nothin g will shift you from your pre-set Taurean timetable. Don’t worry if loved ones or work colleagues become impatient with your perceived lack of speed

For some lucky Scorpios, love and lust are on the menu this week as the Full Moon steams up your sensuality zone. For others an issue involving joint financial matters comes to a head and demands to be addressed in a proac tive way. Strive to be a lot more spon taneous. You’ll find an ounce of action is worth a pound of pondering.

GEMINI MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Twins are in cha tterbox mode, as the F ull Moon lights up y our sign and e xaggerates your need for g ossip, good times, variety and chan ge. You’re k een to connec t w ith others, but resist the ur ge to spread ridiculous rumours. Business and financ ial dealings are favoured on Thursday, while Saturday is for socialising and sport.

A close relationship tak es up much of y our ener gy this w eek, as you do all y ou can to righ t a percei ved wrong. With a smart and sassy Sagittarian attitude, you’ll get it sorted in no time. The Moon and Jupiter join forces on Th ursday, when you’re at your affectionate, encouraging best.

CANCER JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

You’ll feel like retreating into your cozy Crab shell, as the Full Moon stimula tes y our soli tude sec tor. Con templation, p rayer and meditation are favoured… plus pondering and planning your goals for 2014. D on’t for get to mak e y our dreams as big and beautiful as possible! Do all you can to sort out problems with others before Sunday.

Conscientious C apricorns lo ve thin gs to r un effic iently and smoothly. But there ’s unpredic table F ull M oon ener gy about this week, so wh y not drop y our perfectly planned schedule and just take things as they come? Mighty Mars (visiting your career zone) also encourages you to take a calculated risk at work.

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This week I had a blast from the past – an awesome reminder of m y chil dhood – in the shape of a pair of shoes. I ha ve a shocking memor y – I ha ve a har d time rememberin g what I did last week, let alone moments of my childhood, but a shopping trip had me reminiscing of my pre-school days like it was yesterday. My jellybean sandals w ere my favourite pair of shoes. P ink and sparkly, my jellys were every five-year-old girl’s ultimate foot candy. I can’t remember how they felt on my feet but how they looked: the picture is clear! For a couple of mon ths, jelly sandals, jellybeans, jellys; whatever you want to call them, ha ve been in stores and on the feet of w omen in one of the bigg est fashion come-backs since high waisted jeans. I had noted their reappearance but un til this week, I hadn ’t considered that these shoes might have an impact on me. I was shopping in a big fac tory outlet complex when I c ame across a shoe warehouse and the first shoe tha t c aught m y eye: a pair of pink, sparkly jellys. Instan tly, I thought back to when I was a kid and I made a beeline for them. I don ’t know whether i t was fa te or just luck but the shoe I had picked up was in m y size so , I pick ed a sea t in a hid den corner of the store and slipped it on my foot. I sat there for a moment wondering why I ever stopped wearing them – right there and then I convinced myself that I could live happily ever after in my pink, sparkly jellys. I tore my eyes away from my shoe (well it wasn’t mine yet) and I glanced at the walkway outside and BAM! Everywhere I looked there were girls wearing jellys with dresses, with jeans, with shorts – i t was lik e they had replaced the standar d pair of thongs. At tha t momen t, the shop assistan t c ame o ver and said “would you like to try on the other pair?I just love the colour”. I politely declined; I had wan ted the jellys for m yself, to be my spec ial pair of shoes but reali ty was, they w eren’t tha t special no w tha t ev eryone else was w earing them. I ha ve regretted walkin g a way f rom tha t shop empty handed ev er since but for now, I am satisfied with my memories.


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HEALTH

Travel tips for your furry friends

Make sleep a priority for better health

While many of us are busy plannin g our holida ys, ho w man y of us ha ve thought to tak e our pets alon g? F or those who are considerin g this or who have tak en pets on holida ys before, there are some importan t thin gs to consider. • Car safety The NRMA recen tly conduc ted a DR. SAM study that found an alarmin g number KOVAC of pets each year are killed or seriously Southern Cross injured due to unsafe c ar c abins. The Veterinary Clinic most sc ary part of the informa tion 9516 0234 gathered was tha t a lar ge number 60 Princes Hwy, of pets sustained major injuries a t St Peters www.southernlow speeds of less than 30 km/h! In crossvet.com.au summarising their research, make sure you alwa ys strap y our f luffy f riends into a dev ice that c an connect to y our car’s seatbelt. It is much better than the alternate! • Motion sickness Just like people, pets often experience the same symptoms of motion sickness as we do. If you plan on taking your pet on a long car trip or boat outing, make sure you contact your vet to discuss how to prevent motion sickness. • Heatstroke Make sure you freeze some water in a bowl or drop icecubes in your pets’ water bowls if the planned trip is o ver an hour. Many chew to ys are no w freezable also – this w ill help them stay cool during those hot days. • Packing list Before you go, I’d recommend putting together a list of items that your pet will need. I’d suggest a portable drinking bowl, food and treats, a blanket, poo bags, a collar ( or harness) and leash and a c rate as a bare minimum. D on’t forget the supply of any medications your pet is on as well!

Sleep is a critical element of health. The less you get the less healthy you will be! Here’s some tips on g etting more of the good old shut-eye.. • Reshuffle your work day According to a 2012 study published in the Americ an Psychological Association journal Emotion, early risers tend to be happier, healthier and more productive – factors that make a powerful c ase for relega ting your most taxin g tasks to the early hours of the day. • Embrace yoga If you’re a y oga c ynic, it might be time to reconsider – the ancient art might work wonders for your zen levels, but it can also revolutionise your capacity to get better sleep. In December 2012, researchers a t Har vard M edical S chool disco vered that those who prac ticed yoga daily e xperienced deeper and more restorative periods of rest. • Invest in your sleeping environment Swap w orn- out pillo ws or uncomfortable ma ttresses and get block out c urtains as y ou need a dark room. D on’t have electrical appliances near y ou ( get rid of tha t phone on the table beside y our head), a ba ttery clock is $5 and the alarm works fine. • Cut down your caffeine intake You migh t think those tw o espressos don ’t affec t y ou anymore, but your brain activity might prove otherwise. • Leave your work at work It’s temptin g to check y our emails a t w ork or in bed, but turning your rest zones into a home office c an see good sleep become a thin g of the past. I deally have no sc reens on after say 9.30pm. They all ha ve a blue ligh t that makes the brain think it’s the middle of the day! If you commit to setting clear work-life boundaries, you’re sure to see major improvements. • Be grateful for what you have Interestingly, being grateful for the things in your life that are good can diminish the problems that see you stay up all night. Focusing on the positives can help anxieties.

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e all lo ve The B ee Gees, and now you can re- live the magic w ith the A ustralian B ee Gees Sho w a t B ankstown Sports Club on Friday, December 27. We caught up with the guys from the band and here is what they had to say! Your likenesses to the B ee Gees are quite strong. How did you come together as a threesome? Funny thin gs is, w e w ere already together as a group , doing our own thing. We had hi t a brick wall and dec ided on a new direction so we thought about doing a B ee G ees sho w as no - one was doin g it back in 1996 . We sort of fell in to i t b y accident. Given there is only one of the original Bee Gees left, Barr y Gibb, how does tha t make you feel about your show? I think it makes you realise that you have a lot more responsibility to be respectful of the Bee Gees legacy. That really hi t home for us when Maurice passed in 200 3 and was reinforced when Robin went last year. Have y ou ev er met an y of the Gibb brothers or had an y type of feedback from them about your show? We haven’t had the honour to meet the Bee Gees but they have commented on our show. They didn’t see it personally but family and management have been along to our shows and we have been given the unofficial thumbs up. That’s good enough for us! Tell us what to expect on the night.

It’s really a celebra tion of the music of the Bee Gees and, as we perform the show in charac ter, it’s the closest y ou can come to a li ve concert celebration of their wonderful career. Barry Gibb’s amazing falsetto is one of the thin gs tha t set the B ee G ees

apart – is tha t somethin g tha t has been hard to achieve? Very har d to achiev e and sustain, as it were. It’s such a distinc tive style of falsetto, different to s ay a F rankie Valli- style falset to. I t took a lon g while to get a handle on but it’s such

an importan t part of the 70s sound tha t it has to be there, other wise the sho w would not work. There is also the amazing blend of harmonies that the Brothers Gibb achieved that is also v ery difficult and so important to g et righ t. I t’s the B ee G ees signature sound. What is the song that brings the strongest audience reaction in your show? ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and ‘You Should Be Dancing’ really get the audience going and the 60s tunes ‘I Started a Joke’ and ‘How Can Y ou M end a Brok en H eart’ really touch people on an emotional level. Two completely different eras but equally popular w ith B ee G ees fans all o ver the world. The Bee Gees’ hits span many styles and many years – do y ou find the audience is multi-generational? Most definitely. Our sho w in Vegas sees a great cross-section of ages and what we have noticed, after three years of performing on the strip six nigh ts a w eek is tha t, if an ything, a lot of y ounger people are coming to the sho ws. I t’s qui te amazin g, even kids under 10 are mouthin g the words! The Australian Bee Gees Show will set the Showroom on fir e on F riday, December 27 at 8pm. Tickets cost $35. The Inner City Weekender has five double passes to give away to the show. For your chance to win one, email troy. dodds@innercityweekender.com.au with Bee Gees in the subject line. Entries close Monday, December 16.

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Then, on F riday, D ecember 20 J odie Stubbs fronts Precision. A professional sin ger for 15 y ears J odie is an established en tertainer who has performed for the corporate world including: F ox Studios, W oolworths, Star Ci ty Casino, R osehill Gar dens Racecourse,

half-time entertainment for NRL ma tches and countless others. Jodie collaborates with Precision, featuring some of A ustralia’s most talented and experienced music ians, comin g tog ether as a trio tha t has both broad appeal and the ability to party with the best of them. Saturday, December 21 be hypnotised by the unforgettable sounds of Hipnosis. Paul W inn performs brillian tly in the style of Michael Buble, Billy J oel and Pete Murray. His repertoire di versity means he can pla y ev erything f rom smooth easy listening to classic party hits and contemporary top 40 favourites. He w ill be joined b y L ana Nesnas – the other half of Hipnosis. Together they have performed corpora te func tions for IBM, Harvey Norman, Westpac and BHP. On F riday, D ecember 27 c atch Mik e

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SPURS FOR JESUS’ ANNUAL XMAS HOOTENANNY Friday, December 20 Factory Theatre With Christmas around the corner, it seems fitting that Spurs For Jesus continue their festive tradition with their annual Xmas Hootenanny on Friday, December 20 at The Factory Floor. Shine your spurs, press your pleats and join them for a rollickin’ night of Country and Inner Western (they’ll even through in some festive tunes and maybe a Santa hat or two!). Tickets are $10 + booking fee. To book call 9550 3666.

WIZ KHALIFA Friday, January 3 Enmore Theatre Recognised as America’s next generation of rap royalty, fans can expect Wiz to bring his A-game with a full live band backing his explosive rhymes and dynamic beats, playing songs from all of his albums and mixtapes. Wiz will play his top 10 hits ‘Young, Wild and Free’, ‘Payphone’ and ‘Black and Yellow’. Performing for one night only, don’t miss this truly awesome show. Tickets are $69.95. To book call 9550 3666.

MR PERCIVAL Wednesday, December 18 Camelot Lounge Mr Percival, aka Darren Percival has achieved an outstanding reputation in Australia as an artist, musician, vocal coach and jazz singer of talent, imagination and skill. Mr Percival is a master of the vocal loop. Using nothing but a microphone, some pedals and his extraordinary vocal range, he creates a personal choir that is intimate and uplifting. Tickets are $25 + booking fee. To book visit camelotlounge.wordpress.com.

THE LION KING Until Sunday, May 11 Capitol Theatre

TWO & A HALF LEBS Friday, January 10 to Sunday, January 12 Enmore Theatre

One of the biggest musicals to ever hit the theatre stage is back in Sydney for a limited time only. Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ is one of the most popular and most expensive theatre productions to ever grace our shores because of its wonderful music, sets, story and costumes. Directed by the acclaimed Julie Taymor, this production has won over 70 major international theatre awards. Tickets start at $50. To book visit www.lionking.com.au.

Following four sold out Sydney shows early in 2013 ‘Two & A Half Lebs’ will return in January with a limited run of shows. The smash show from the creators of ‘From Lebanon With Love’ is an hilarious action packed comedy show with stand up, video and side splitting sketches. All your favourite characters make an hilarious return including Bashir and Zou Zou. Tickets from $39.90. To book call 9550 3666.

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ONE DAY SUNDAY XMAS BLOCK PARTY Sunday, December 22 The Vic, Enmore It’s the final One Day Sunday gathering for the year, and possibly ever. They’re going out with a festive bang and a huge line-up of DJs, including Sampology, Morgz (Thundamentals), Skoob (The Tongue), Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Joyride, Adit and Raph. The free event will begin at 1pm.

STICK ROCK CANDY DEMONSTRATIONS Tuesday, December 10 until Wednesday, January 1 Stick, a stick rock candy company is having live demonstrations so that you are able to see how their candies are made, producing beautiful and delicious candy creations. For more information visit sticky.com.au.

QUICK... SOME COMEDY! Sunday, November 30 until Saturday, December 21 Star Bar Theatre This is the city’s fastest and funniest stand up comedy show, featuring five or more of Australia’s funniest semi pro and pro stand up comedians, plus look-out for a few fresh open mikers giving it a shot. There are new comics each week plus themed nights like “Battle of the Comic sexes M vs F” or “Asian stand up comedy invasion”. Whatever show you get, you’ll laugh your lips off! Doors open for V.I.P seating at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Visit www.comedyintheraw.com.au for more information and to book. Tickets start at $14.

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Through December, January and February, Sunday afternoons will be known as a time to enjoy free laughs. The clever minds behind Mug and Kettle Comedy and Late Night Comedy on the Sly are offering 12 weeks of comedy, in a different beer garden each week. This weekend’s show will be at the Vic on the Park, Enmore on Sunday, December 8 from 4pm. For weekly lineups, venues and times, visit Mug and Kettle Comedy’s Facebook.

GREASE Until Sunday, December 22 Lyric Theatre

'Rural Habitat' helps to create and re-imagine rural dwelling designs on tight budgets. It is the collaborative effort and combined visions of Mobile Workshop Architects and NGO Vasco de Quiroga PSXXI and started as an initiative to improve living conditions for people in remote Mexican communities. This exhibition at Customs House, aims to heighten awareness of some of the challenges facing rural and remote Mexican communities and share our architectural and social design solutions. There will be interesting photographs, multimedia and models of Mexcian and rural communities on display. Visit www. sydneyarchitecturefestival.org to find out more.

Grease the musical is in its final few weeks at the State Theatre starring musical theatre favourite Rob Mills and rising star Gretel Scarlett. With other cast members including Bert Newton (Vince Fontaine), Todd McKenney (Teen Angel), Anthoney Callea (Johnny Casino) and Val Lehman (Miss Lynch) this is a show that you will not want to miss. Tickets are from $64.90. For more information and to book call 1300 795 267 or visit www. greaseistheword.com.au.

CITY OF SHADOWS EXHIBITION Saturday, November 23 until Sunday, December 29 SANTA PHOTOS Every day until Tuesday, December 24 Marrickville Metro Whether you are two-years-old, 30-years-old or 60-yearsold, there is nothing like a Santa photo to put a smile on your face. Take a group of mates or your family down to the Metro, just near the food court to get a photo with the big man in red. Santa will be sitting in his chair from 10am each day, waiting to make some lasting memories with you. Every child who visits Santa will get a free gift.

WOMEN MEDIA ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL Saturday, December 21 – Sunday, December 22 Factory Theatre The first edition of WMAFF (Women Media Arts and Film Festival) kicks off on December 21, 2013 presenting multi award winning short and feature films by women writers, directors and producers from 32 countries. The festival presents a series of short documentaries about cultural dislocation and assimilation from Australia, Burkina Faso, China, France, Germany, Sweden and Russia. The festival also showcases a series of short fictions and documentaries. Tickets are $15 + booking fee. To book call 9550 3666.

Focusing on the victims, perpetrators and vicinities of crime, the original City of Shadows introduced the world to the Museum’s extraordinary and compelling collection of police forensic photography dating from 19121960. Curator Peter Doyle describes the exhibition as “an intimate, raw and hauntingly beautiful record of the mysterious people and dark places of a Sydney lost”. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. For more information call 8239 2288 or email info@sydneylivingmuseums. com.au.

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Hughesy to be replaced by Helliar Good news for lovers of ‘Big School’, ‘Citizen Khan’ and ‘The Blacklist’ because they’ve all been renewed for further seasons. Not so good news for fans of ‘Ripper Street’ after it was canned after two seasons. It’s understood the cast and crew were shocked following the BBC’s decision to axe it due to poor ratings. Channel Ten will still air season two.

Australian music icon Molly Meldrum will become a host on popular Foxtel music channel MAX in the New Year. Meldrum will join current presenters Chit Chat, James Reyne and Jane Gazzo hosting a range of programs including countdowns and interview specials. Meldrum has much experience and deserves to be on the box more often.

Sunrise hottie, I mean host, Sam Armytage has been announced as the host of Seven’s new makeover series ‘Bringing Sexy Back’. The series is set to change exhausted Australians into something extraordinary. ‘Bringing Sexy Back’ will air early 2014.

In a boost for Foxtel subscribers, even though they are still ripping us off with their constant price hikes, more channels have now become available on the iPad app, Foxtel Go. Subscribers can now watch Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, MTV, ESPN and ESPN2.

One of the most annoying people on television will be leaving the box soon. Comedian Dave Hughes has announced he’s quitting ‘The Project’ after five years on air. Hughesy, who will leave to concentrate on his stand-up career, will be replaced by Peter Helliar.

Also quitting television is Channel Nine sports reporter, the delightful Roz Kelly. Roz will relocate to South Africa with her cricketer fiancé Morne Morkel in the new year. Roz may still pop up on Nine from time to time doing freelance work. Good luck Roz Kelly!

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She’s as fit as they come Marrickville-based athlete shows she is made of steel in CrossFit competition BASIL NAIMET @ICWJournalist

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s far as indi vidual fi tness g oes, none come fi tter than loc al Philippa Malone who has rounded out a g ood year with a great result in the Give’m Cold Steel (GCS) national competition. Based in Marrickv ille, Philippa ’s achievements in the sport of CrossFi t are considerable; thir d in A ustralia in 2013 CrossFit Open, as w ell as third in Australian CrossFit Regionals. Director of GCS and CrossFi t trainer Brendon W alsh said Philippa had a big year with successes in those events. “She competed in the R eebok CrossFi t games which is an in ternational competition. It involves three stages: The CrossFit Games Open, A ustralian Reebok CrossFit games regional and finally the W orld Reebok CrossFit games,” he said.

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unior g olf is boomin g! Tha t’s the w ord from Marrickv ille G olf Club P rofessional Kylie M oulds, who tog ether w ith J ack Newton Junior Golf representative Tanya Kirby, hosted a w orkshop for 27 studen ts from Newtown Public School on Monday. Assisted by club staff and volunteer members, the studen ts prac tised their lon g game, short game and p utting technique before a much deserved sausage sizzle. All partic ipants then hi t the course testin g their new found skills for a three hole Ambrose. The ener gy and a tmosphere was infec tious which only ser ved to pro ve tha t g olf is lots of fun for both girls and boys. Marrickville G olf Club also offers con gratulations to recen t high achiev ing juniors Cla yton Christie and Harrison S almon. B oth Cla yton and H arrison w ere p resented w ith p restigious awards at the Club’s recent annual presentation

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