Monthly Archives: June 2018

Hills Relay for Life declared a great success

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa
Nanjing Night Net

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Heloise Reece

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

Hills Relay for Life. Pictures: Helen Nezdropa

The organisers of the Hills Relay for Life are celebrating their most successful event so far.

Co-chairwoman Denise Daynes said the Hills community showed up in force over the weekend at Wrights Road Reserve, Kellyville, to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

She said while the total raised was yet to be confirmed, she believed they would ‘‘smash’’ their target of $320,000.

They also ‘‘smashed’’ the Guinness World Record for most heads shaved at one time, which was sitting at 57.

They achieved 77.

‘‘Wrights Road Reserve turned out to be an amazing new venue. It had a really positive community feel — very intimate — and I think it brought the positive elements of the community and the relay together,’’ Mrs Daynes said.

‘‘What was really special was that the first lap with survivors and carers was the biggest we’ve had to date,’’ she said.

‘‘That tells me the money we’re raising to fund cancer research is helping people live longer.

‘‘There are so many inspirational people out there.

‘‘All the different elements of the relay were so successful; the corporate games were a huge hit; the Kildare Road Medicare Centre’s health and wellbeing tent was well attended; and the silent disco was hilarious.

‘‘I’ve never seen so many people walking at 4am.’’

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. read more »

Posted in 苏州美睫培训 | Comments Off on Hills Relay for Life declared a great success

Officers’ bravery honoured

TWO Highlands police officers received Commendation for Brave Conduct at a ceremony on May 1.
Nanjing Night Net

Senior Constable Dennis Rutland and Senior Constable Stephen Case were awarded for their bravery after they resuced a man trapped in a burning car in Burrawang in 2004.

The man was driving the car along the Illawarra Highway on October 26 when the vehicle left the road, rolled and caught fire in a paddock.

A female passenger managed to get out of the wreck, however, the man was unconscious and trapped inside.

Senior Constable Rutland and Senior Constable Case arrived on scene, pulled the man from the burning car and dragged him about 30 metres away before the vehicle exploded.

Nine officers from across the state also received the Australian Police Medal at the ceremony at Government House this week.

“The awards are a tribute to the dedication and tireless work of these officers in our community,” NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said.

“They should be proud to be recognised with such a prestigious honour and I congratulate them on their awards.

“These officers, including those recognised for bravery, epitomise the ideals of the NSW Police Force, with a particular emphasis on selflessness and service.”

Senior cont Stephen Case, NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione and Sen Cont Dennis Rutland.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. read more »

Posted in 苏州美睫培训 | Comments Off on Officers’ bravery honoured

Letter: Rebuild Horsham College

IT is with great concern that we write to you as a significantly growing number of students and parents within our community become increasingly aware of the dilapidated state of the buildings at Horsham College.
Nanjing Night Net

This is a matter of high importance to our students. Education is vital for the future of our community and, as you would have learnt from your visit, we are in extreme need of new buildings.

The Wimmera is a fantastic region with a wide range of employment opportunities and growing businesses, but many families are beginning to question why our education is potentially being compromised by a lack of quality buildings, and why we haven’t been provided with money earlier, despite receiving numerous promises.

Being taught in substandard, dilapidated facilities conveys a message of lack of care and not only jeopardises the future career paths for our fellow students of Horsham College, but it is also a disturbing problem for the community.

We have both attended this secondary school since year seven in 2008. Each year we have incessantly been told that funding will be provided to assist in the construction of new and improved buildings. But the years come and go, and along with thousands of people within our community, we have continued to hope for action.

We are proud leaders of our school and therefore believe it is certainly part of our role and responsibility to consider the future students of Horsham College, despite leaving the school at the end of this year to further pursue our studies.

Improved facilities would allow for a much more positive learning environment. The deprived condition of our school’s classrooms and additional structures does not make for a conducive environment in which students are able to achieve their full potential. Cracked bricks, broken windows and failing buildings are only some of the destructive evidence that students have to endure as we endeavour to engage in learning activities and improve our academic skills.

Horsham College has been seeking funding to replace deteriorating buildings for many years. There are now more than 1000 students questioning why the Horsham Special School recently received government funding while Horsham College, which has buildings traced back to the 1950s, did not receive the required money.

Part of our existing school was demolished to make way for the special school’s excellent new facilities that will allow students with disabilities to achieve the highest of their capabilities in a significantly improved environment.

This is fantastic for the special school but its new, modern facilities – situated in such close proximity to Horsham College – only makes our situation more obvious, promoting the utterly absurd condition of our buildings.

This issue is constantly seeking attention within the community and if it is not resolved now, the need for funding will only continue to grow, creating even greater problems as we head into the future.

We look forward to receiving some positive news in this year’s State Budget and we hope you not only strongly consider our requests for funding, but enable action that will provide the urgently needed financial support to rebuild Horsham College.

Education Minister Martin Dixon at Horsham College. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. read more »

Posted in 苏州美睫培训 | Comments Off on Letter: Rebuild Horsham College

Ticked off train travellers

BOWRAL railway station is the most frustrating railway station in the Highlands, according to an NRMA survey.
Nanjing Night Net

The station was noted for infrequent and late trains as well as poor connecting services as part of Seeing Red on Rail, which surveyed more than 11,000 commuters about rail services state-wide.

The region’s NRMA director Alan Evans called for the NSW Government to address timetable issues and infrequent services to the Highlands.

“Our members want to use trains that are comfortable, safe and easy to access,” Mr Evans said.

“It is important for commuters to have frequent services on the Southern Highlands line. This will encourage more people to use trains every day.

“Public transport is important and commuters are telling the NSW government loud and clear they want more parking, so they have the choice to drive part of their journey and then travel the rest on the train.”

The Southern Highlands rail line runs from Goulburn in the south to Macarthur and Campbelltown in the north, where connecting lines take passengers further.

According to the City Rail’s May 2 timetable, an average of one train every 84 minutes travelled from Bowral station to either Macarthur or Campbelltown on the Highlands line.

This was the same average frequency for people travelling two stops south to Moss Vale that day.

Trains were less frequent on Sunday, May 5, with an average of one train every 130 minutes scheduled from Bowral to Macarthur or Campbelltown.

This rate was, again, the same for commuters travelling to Moss Vale.

NSW Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said the NRMA survey results reflected the findings of the state government’s Long Term Transport Master Plan.

Ms Berejiklian said there were initiatives underway to address some of these issues, including an integrated transport authority, Transport for NSW, to help coordinate train and bus connections.

She said a new timetable, currently being re-written from scratch, would be implemented in October.

“Customers want access to more public transport to help reduce crowding and improve reliability,” she said.

“We know there is a lot of work to do to improve the customer experience and that is why we embarked on the Fixing the Trains reform to deliver safer, cleaner and more reliable services for customers.”

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. read more »

Posted in 苏州美睫培训 | Comments Off on Ticked off train travellers

CFA tower could boost Wimmera mobile reception

HORSHAM Mayor David Grimble believes a proposed Country Fire Authority tower at Brimpaen could boost the district’s mobile phone coverage.
Nanjing Night Net

Cr Grimble, who is also a fire Rspoken to the authority about the opportunity to improve mobile reception.

“What they are proposing now, and it has progressed to the stage where they are doing site inspections, is to install a 24-metre tower at Brimpaen that is going to talk to a number of different sites,” he said.

“It will probably be on the third highest hill in Brimpaen and will probably have direct line of site to the phone tower at Mockinya and will probably tap into some of the issues in Wartook Valley.’’

Wimmera Development Association is investigating whether the proposed tower could improve reception.

Executive director Jo Bourke said it was important to work with governments and authorities to improve the region’s mobile coverage.

She said different organisations often worked on projects, such as towers in isolation, without the broader community knowing what was happening.

“I understand the investment is part of the response to the Bushfire Royal Commission and that it is quite difficult to get information,’’ she said.

“Given the community response to the discussion around mobile phone black holes, with the state and federal governments providing investments in new infrastructure, we would really like to have the region and local communities as part of the planning for that.

“Where one government agency is investing to improve services in the same area where the people are reporting black holes, it would be really useful to have that conversation and maximise any investment.”

Mrs Bourke said it would be disappointing to miss out on an opportunity to improve coverage using infrastructure already being rolled out.

“We don’t want to miss the opportunity to build on that investment with telecommunications companies or governments, but we often don’t know about it until it is too late,” she said.

“It is disappointing, particularly because it is on people’s agenda at the moment with the rollout of the National Broadband Network.”

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. read more »

Posted in 苏州美睫培训 | Comments Off on CFA tower could boost Wimmera mobile reception

Kokoda challenge for Kimba girls

Source: Eyre Peninsular Tribune, SA
Nanjing Night Net

Kimba Area School students Keely Westhoff and Taya Lehmann are training in earnest to walk the Kokoda Track in July.

The year 10 students have taken up the challenge following a visit in February to the school by Mr Tim Thompson from Queensland who has offered along with support from the Salvation Army to sponsor a student.

Tim, whohas family connections within the Kimbaregion has had a full, interesting and very successful life and would now like to make a contribution to the youth of this district.

Mr Thompson sponsored five students from Cleve and Cowell, also in country SA,over the past two years to walk the trail and is pleased to now offer the same opportunity to Kimba students.

He walked the trail for the first time when he was 58 and lost 40 kilos in order to complete the trail.

Mr Thompson has tackled the track several times since then and was an inspiration to students.

The Kokoda Track is 96 kilometres in length and is the trail that our soldiers (many of them only 18 years old) walked to escape the Japanese in Papua New Guinea during the war.

This trail has become a challenge for many Australians to walk and has been a life changing experience for most. Mr Thompson said the connections with the local people who act as porters for the walkers is part of the experience.

He pointed out the successful applicants would need to be very fit and suggested Caralue Bluff as a potential training option.

Keely and Taya have been regularly walking the track from Kimba to White’s Knob and return as part of their training regime and have also started fitness training at the gym.

As part of their application, the girls are required to contribute or seek local support for some of the funding and had to apply in writing before undergoing an interview with Mr Thompson and theirschool principal Robyn Wohling.

Applicants also had to share why they wanted to walk the trail and to explain any connections their family may have had with the Second World War.

Kimba Area School students Keely Westhoff and Taya Lehmann.

read more »

Posted in 苏州美睫培训 | Comments Off on Kokoda challenge for Kimba girls

Ward vows to raise issue in parliament

KIAMA MP Gareth Ward, who fought hard to have the cameras installed while on Shoalhaven City Council, said he was outraged when he learned of the Administrative Decisions Board ruling.
Nanjing Night Net

He said he would take the matter up with the Attorney General and if needed would table a private member’s bill to have the issue discussed in state parliament.

“Mr Bonner has taken up this quest for privacy over the benefit to the safety and security of the community,” he said.

“CCTV cameras deter crime, the police have never raised an issue with me regarding the footage being unusable.

“Current Commander Joe Cassar or his predecessor Wayne Starling have never raised any issues with their quality with me.

“And I trust the police – they tell me these cameras are an important crime prevention tool – they are tools for our police to pursue criminal behaviour.

“When we installed them they were state of the art.

“I have seen footage from them and you can make out people and their features.

“I pushed for their installation and if I have to take a private member’s bill before parliament so this issue can be discussed, I will.

“I will have to read the decision but if it has been made based purely on a question of privacy then parliament needs to debate this decision of what they value more, people’s safety or privacy.”

He said CCTV cameras were there to preserve the safety of people in a public space and if people were doing nothing wrong they had nothing to hide.

“Talk to the shop owners in the area about safety – there has been a reduction in broken windows and graffiti after they have been installed,” he said.

“People have the right in public spaces to feel safe at any time of the day or night and if CCTV cameras are part of those measures to protect our citizens and deter criminals and antisocial behaviour and aid our police then so be it.

“I’d like to hear what Mr Bonner has to say when someone is attacked or injured in Junction Street or a business has a window kicked in and there is no footage to try to help solve the crime.”

OUTRAGED: Kiama MP Gareth Ward speaks to Adam Bonner about the CCTV camera situation in 2010.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. read more »

Posted in 苏州美睫培训 | Comments Off on Ward vows to raise issue in parliament

Search for missing Bridgetown man

Wayne Coughlan went missing from Bridgetown on Saturday.A search for a missing 64-year-old man from Bridgetown will continue throughout Sunday night, police say.
Nanjing Night Net

Mr Wayne Coughlan was reported missing to police at 8.15pm on Saturday after a friend could not find him while visiting his Bridgetown home.

A possible sighting of him on Thursday, May 2, in Bridgetown, has not been confirmed by police leading to fears he has been missing for several days.

Officers from Bridgetown and Nannup are involved in the search along with 25 State Emergency Service volunteers from Manjimup, Bridgetown, Margaret River, Bunbury and Busselton SES units.

Last nighe the police said the search was expected to carry on “for as long as it can tonight and is expected to continue tomorrow morning if needed.”

He is described as being fair-skinned, approximately 170cm tall, of slim build, and has short grey hair, but usually wears a wide brimmed hat

It is likely hewill have his two dogs with him, a Jack Russell terrier and a silky terrier.

Anyone with information is asked to call police immediately on 131 444 or the Bridgetown Police Station directly on 9761 1666.

-with WAtoday.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. read more »

Posted in 苏州美睫培训 | Comments Off on Search for missing Bridgetown man

Wollombi house burnt to ground

INVESTIGATORS are expected to examine how a house near Wollombi burnt to the ground in the early hours of Monday.
Nanjing Night Net

Rural Fire Service crews were called to the Settlers Road property about 3.20am after the three-bedroom weatherboard cottage caught fire.

A Rural Fire Service spokesman said the house was completely destroyed by fire despite the efforts of three crews to extinguish the flames.

A woman was also treated on the scene for smoke inhalation but was not hospitalised, the spokesman said.

The spokesman said a cause for the fire was yet to be determined.

Meanwhile, detectives are investigating a suspicious fire which has damaged three units at Aberdare.

The Wollombi house was completely destroyed by fire.

Fire crews were called to the Curry Street unit block on Sunday afternoon where they extinguished a fire which had began in one of the units.

They were called back to the block about 10.30pm on Sunday after the fire had reignited.

One unit was destroyed and another two have been damaged.

The fire is being treated as suspicious.

read more »

Posted in 苏州美睫培训 | Comments Off on Wollombi house burnt to ground

Too early to flag appeal, says GM

SHOALHAVEN City Council general manager Russ Pigg said the 18 CCTV cameras in the Nowra CBD were turned off on Thursday afternoon.
Nanjing Night Net

Council has spent two years and $41,000 battling the case with Mr Bonner, and Mr Pigg said it was too soon for council to consider an appeal.

“We have staff assessing the judgment and we have to wait until that is completed to see if we have any grounds for an appeal and the chance of success,” he said.

“And, of course, at what cost would that be – I suppose the council has to weigh up if it would be throwing good money after bad if we keep going.

“I know Mayor Joanna Gash is disappointed with the outcome and she will be taking the matter up with the state government to see if we can get that aspect of the legislation amended to make it more workable for council.”

He said the decision may have implications on other councils and townships throughout the state.

“The judgment will not make life very easy for councils to manage their CCTV systems,” he said.

“It is an important public issue and we have to see what the implications of the judgment are.”

Mr Pigg said staff would be looking for ways to address some of the findings.

“For instance some solutions to the points brought up are fairly simple like not having enough signs in the CBD.

“We can easily address that but it is also a question of how many signs do you want in the main street – it’s something we have to weigh up.”

He said the issue of crime figures was something we would have to take up with local police.

“NSW Police has exemptions under the same Privacy Act, they can collect footage and as I interpret it, it is not seen to be in breach because they are collecting the footage in the name of law enforcement,” he said.

“The judgment puts some doubt whether council can collect this information under the banner of crime prevention purposes.

“We will have to look at that very closely.

“The judgment may well be saying that someone sitting there monitoring these screens as a result of the cameras were in a position, if they saw something occurring or something suspicious, they may be able to act to prevent crime and that may be okay.

“Then it comes under the terms of crime prevention.

“But to fund something like that may be out of council’s reach.

“At the end of the day if that’s what council was required to do to manage and run it that way it may become unaffordable.”

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. read more »

Posted in 苏州美睫培训 | Comments Off on Too early to flag appeal, says GM