Archive for December, 2018

  • Dubbo Day Awards take nominations

    Date: 2018.12.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Nominations are now open for the Dubbo Day Awards which will be presented on Monday, November 23 to mark the anniversary of Dubbo’s gazettal as a Village on 23 November 1849.
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    Dubbo mayor Mathew Dickerson said the purpose of the awards was to recognise volunteers who have and continue to be the building blocks of the community.

    “There are people in our community, volunteers who, without expectation of reward or praise, go about their lives helping others and organisations which are focused on improving the quality of living for individuals and the community as a whole,” he said.

    “A maximum of twenty awards are given out, but could be less as it is only given on merit, not to fill the quota,” he said.

    A selection committee comprising the mayor and members of the Dubbo community will assess all nominations in strict confidence.

    “The committee members are all past recipients of a Dubbo Day award, and this committee will also nominate contenders for the Dubbo Day Tony McGrane Award,” he said.

    Nominations are open from Monday, September 7 and close 5pm on Wednesday, October 28.

    Nominations can be downloaded or picked up from Customer Service, the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre, the WPCC and the Library.

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  • 2015 MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL: Dubbo united by culture and diversityVideo, Photos

    Date: 2018.12.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    2015 MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL: Dubbo united by culture and diversity | Video, Photos Falguni Solanki and son Ansh, 3, were among hundreds of participants in the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival street parade on Saturday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
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    Jane Welsh and Rhonda Lang. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Falguni, Ansh, Anushka and Nilesh Solanki. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Hunor Peterffy, Borbala Toth, Tekla Peterffy and Magor Peterffy. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Ksilla Peterffy, Kund Peterffy, Zsombor Deak, Monika McDonald, Hunor Peterffy, Magor Peterffy, Reka Peterffy, Tekla Peterffy, Balazs Gazdag, Sarott Peterffy and Borbala Toth. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Tatiana Peachey, Mary Gharibi, Kaia Honfi, Olivia Tisdell, Arghavan Gharibi. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Jessica and Jennifer Tisdell. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Andrea Phillips, Brigitta Buck, Sarah Hewitt, Ben Stopic, Viola Turcsanyi, Csilla Turscanyi, Kat Goold and Vora Kovacs. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Jonah, Joe and Hugo Coles. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Susan McCauley, Ron McCauley, Tim Moore and Sonya Krimmer. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Muhammad Akhtar, Kais Ranjha, Tayyab Raza and Honey Choudhry. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Suman Bala and Hema Sadhav. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Jacob Skrzyprik, Ashley Toole and Kylie Jones. Photo: JAYMEE HYLAND

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

    Scenes from the 2015 Dubbo Multicultural Festival. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

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  • Socceroos: Postecoglou says match on course despite Tajik violence fears

    Date: 2018.12.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Dushanbe The Socceroos will stick to their schedule despite the violence and political turmoil taking place in Tajikistan, where they face the host nation in a qualifier in Dushanbe on Tuesday night.
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    FFA security staff arrived in the Tajik capital three days before the team did on Saturday afternoon to ensure hotel base and training facilities were secure.

    Violence broke out last week with anti-government militants fighting government forces, and at least 22 reported to have been killed in clashes on the streets of Dushanbe.

    A few hours before his squad was due to have its first training session on the artificial surface of the Central Republican Stadium on Sunday, coach Ange Postecoglou said he was happy with team arrangements.

    “There’s always concern. That’s why we try and prepare for these things really well,” the Socceroo boss said.

    “We have got a fantastic security team that looks after us. They have done a lot of work prior to us arriving and we have their information and advice that we follow,” he said.

    “At the moment everyone is comfortable. The reason we get comfortable is that we know we  there are well organised people looking after us.

    “We have had people out here a couple of times and with what’s happened recently our security team arrived here three days ago, they are well aware at the moment, everything is pretty much according to the programme.

    “The players and staff are comfortable with what’s happening.”

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  • Ainslie boy Lachlan Thomson walked pet lamb ‘Rambo’ to school

    Date: 2018.12.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Ainslie Primary School student Lachlan Thompson, 12, walked his lamb Rambo aged 4 months to school for show and tell. Photo: Melissa AdamsRSPCA ACT finds very woolly sheep near Canberra
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    Lachlan has a little lamb… and walks him ’round the block.

    Minutes away from Canberra’s CBD, amongst the “goat’s cheese belt” of country Ainslie, 12-year-old Lachlan took his beloved four month old Rambo to school on a leash.

    He had been dying to share his pet lamb with friends at Ainslie Primary School since adopting him from his cousin’s farm.

    “He’d been talking about the sheep at school for a while. When we got him he had problems with his eyes, but he doesn’t anymore,” Lachlan’s mum Cate Thompson said.

    “So he’s been meaning to take him to school for a long time but it was the first opportunity.”

    Lachlan said his friends thought Rambo was “amazing”.

    Despite having a singular school appearance, Rambo enjoys walks around the surrounding heritage streets and viewing his new home city from the top of Mount Ainslie with the family dog Shadow.

    The two get along quite well, apparently.

    “Shadow doesn’t try to eat him and plays with him a lot. And my chickens are only scared of Rambo when he’s running around,” Lachlan said.

    Not surprisingly, most people do a double-take when seeing Rambo during their morning stroll.

    “They always drop their jaw and don’t say anything,” Lachlan said.

    Cate explained there’s always “a look of amazement and surprise that it’s a sheep, not a dog.”

    But Lachlan’s not deterred by the funny looks, or the fact that Rambo can be “naughty,” because the lamb’s a part of the family.

    And he knows it – although he’s kept outside, he regularly tries to sneak inside the house.

    There’s an irony in the cute, cuddly farm animal sharing a name with an iconic tough, aggressive soldier.

    “Lachie has no idea about the [Rambo] films, he just named him that because a ram is a male sheep,” she said.

    She swears Lachlan isn’t the only sheep-walker around town.

    “I’m sure there are others [who walk their sheep]. I know there was one in Hackett but he’s getting quite old now,” Cate said.

    “Everyone needs a bit of exercise.”

    It must be a week of sheep for the ACT…

    A shearing operation that potentially saved the life of an errant sheep with a mammoth fleece found near Canberra this week has set an unofficial world record of the heaviest in the world.

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  • Godolphin eyes Joao Moreira for regular spring visits before Golden Rose tilt

    Date: 2018.12.21 | Category: 南京夜网 | Response: 0

    Gun for hire: Joao Moreira. Photo: Vince CaligiuriFollow SMH Sport on Twitter
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    Godolphin has flagged using Hong Kong-based gun-for-hire Joao Moreira on a more regular basis throughout the spring carnival as the Brazilian jets in to partner one of its three runners in the Golden Rose on Saturday.

    Moreira will unite with Shards in the $1 million race, the first group 1 of the Sydney carnival, and it is a first foray with the royal blue brigade, having been lured to Australia by Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm and Chris Waller in the past. “We had to put a pattern in place for him to do some riding for us during the spring,” Godolphin’s head trainer John O’Shea said. “[Retained rider] James [McDonald] struggles with anything under 54 [kilograms] and we need somebody to get that done.

    “We’ve got multiple group runners in Melbourne and Sydney and there’s an opportunity for lighter-weight rides in group 1 races wherever we may need him. Some days we might have Sammy [Clipperton] and James in Sydney and need someone in Melbourne and some days [it might be the opposite]. But I think there’s sufficient enough rides there now and we probably didn’t have the firepower last year. There’s enough there now to warrant a few rides for Joao.”

    McDonald will partner $2.60 favourite Exosphere in the Golden Rose, with Clipperton to be legged aboard Holler and Moreira on Shards as Godolphin flexes its considerable muscle at Rosehill. The Golden Rose is unlikely to attract a field of double-digit runners after losing drawcard Vancouver last week in favour of a Caulfield Guineas campaign.

    It will do little to deter Exosphere’s backers after the colt blitzed his four rivals in a muddling Run To The Rose. “Until we see the make-up of the field we’ll just play it by ear and concentrate on getting the horses ready,” O’Shea said. “We’ll worry about what happens during the race on raceday. Exosphere looks really good, Holler has made dramatic improvement and I’m really happy with where Shards is at. He’s got Press Statement form so it’s not too much different to a lot of the others.”

    Moreira won’t potentially be the only Hong Kong-based jockey flying in for the Golden Rose, with Brett Prebble on standby to ride Furious Stakes winner Speak Fondly after Gai Waterhouse gave the nod for the filly to start on Saturday.

    The Golden Rose is one of the few group 1s missing from Waterhouse’s resume. Waller has already won the race with Zoustar and will rely on Press Statement (Tye Angland) to give him a second Golden Rose success in three years as he leans towards bypassing the race with Japonisme and Wudang Mountain.

    “When you’ve got a horse you really think can win the race you put them back in, but they [Japonisme and Wudang Mountain] are extremely unlikely,” Waller said.

    Sebring Sun (Jim Cassidy), Gold Symphony (Tommy Berry) and Rageese (Brenton Avdulla) are other confirmed starters. Ron Quinton will wait until Monday before deciding whether Let’s Make It Rain will take his place in the field.

    “He’s a chance of running, for sure,” Quinton said. “We’ll be making a decision [on Monday] at some stage and he’ll just gallop like normal on Tuesday.”

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