Monthly Archives: May 2019

May
21
  • Firies extinguish riverbank grass fires

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    QUEANBEYAN firefightershave extinguished two deliberately litgrass fires at Dane Streetthis morning.
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    The fire station received a call from a member of public reporting a fire down near the riverbank at about 11.15am today.

    Fire officers attended the scene and extinguished the firewhich measured about 20 metres by 20 metres.

    Station commander Cory Wilkinson saidthe crewspotted another fire about 300 metres down the riverbank and put out the flames.

    A passersby told the fire officers theyhad seen three youths in the vicinity before the incidences.

    “This is very disappointing behaviour,” Station commander Wilkinsonsaid.

    “Although the fires were pretty small they were obviouslydeliberatelylit and could havespread up hill tohousesnearby.”

    Station commander Wilkinson commended the public for their involvement in reporting the fire. He encouraged community members to remain vigilant and notify emergency services of any fires.

    “We rely on the public for information especially when it comes to areas like the riverbank which are more difficult to access,” he said.

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May
21
  • Cherish precious moments

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    PRECIOUS TIME: Columnist Sharon Halliday encourages fathers to spend as much time with their children as possible. Picture: b.art.on photographyLAST week I considered the origins of Father’s Day and how we can consistently show dads that we really care. Just like the issues that emerged while I prepared the Mother’s Day column, it became clearer that how we treat our parents, and in this case our dads, is a big deal.
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    This week it’s about looking at how the role of fatherhood has changed. While contemplating the issues of fatherhood, I found myself asking the question: “Is it just that, over time, we have come to expect more of dads or is it because everybody – men, women and even some children – are so busy that we have become more demanding of ourselves, and others?I immediately recalled a moment from when I used to watch Dr. Phil religiously (pre-family). He was covering a show on the role of the man in the family and said it best: “If men want to be successful in their marriage and family life, they have to change and broaden their definition of what it means to be successful as a man. Being a good provider, protector, leader and teacher is a privilege that comes with responsibilities that many men aren’t aware of.”For some time we have been looking to dads as more than the traditional financial providers, but has anyone actually bothered to discuss these extra demands with them?

    Tips on how to be the rock of the family and not let it weigh you down:

    -If your childhood was difficult, don’t use it as a filter. You are your own person with your own style of parenting.

    -Never underestimate the value of quality time with your kids (or grandkids) and let it bring out the kid at heart.

    -Post Father’s Day, whenever you can, loosen the reins on responsibilities and rules and have some fun!

    To seek extra clarity, I thought why not look to “The Rock” himself and get his take on it. Despite a busy “Hollywood” schedule, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson claimed that even on the road, he finds the time to call his wife and daughter every day. While it’s not the usual parenting situation (and really, what is?), this demonstrates that connecting with our family and showing our love is still, and will always be, most important.

    Send your questions for Sharon to [email protected]南京夜网419论坛

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May
21
  • E-cigs far from sexy

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    Smoke Free: Illawarra’s Tina Hunt with her children Rory, 8 and Laura 9. Mrs Hunt is happy the NSW Government has introduced new e-cigarette laws. Picture: ADAM McLEAN.Bulli mother of four Tina Hunt fears young people find e-cigarettes are a “sexy”alternative to smoking.
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    The Smoke Free Illawarra representative worries that the flavours and types of e-cigsavailable makes them attractive to young people at a time whentobacco smoking is at its lowest levels ever in Australia.

    Mrs Hunt is happy that less people are smoking but wants youngsters to heed health experts’ warnings associated with electroniccigarettes.

    Many health practitioners and experts are concerned that not enough research has been done to determine whether the chemicals involved in e-cigarettes are forming toxic or cancer-causing chemicals when vaporised.

    “As a mother myself I’d discourage my children from e-cigarettes –we just don’t know enough about them at the moment,” she said.

    “Another problem is that e-cigs are readily available in places like markets, service stations and chemists.”

    She was also concerned that some electronic cigarettes and e-liquids in Australia hadbeen found to contain high levels of nicotine.

    The NSW Ministry of Health has brought in new laws to protect young people.

    It is now illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 and for adults to buy e-cigs for people of this age group.

    By December it is expected that a number of new laws, including retailers being unable to display or advertise e-cigarettes either inside or outside of their premises, will come into effect.

    Mrs Hunt said health organisations were concernedthat ‘’e-cigs were re-normalising’’ smoking for young people.

    The Cancer Council and the Heart Foundation are calling for regulated laws.

    “With the long term health effects of e-cigs being still largely unknown and an alarming predicted uptake ofuse by young people, the new laws are a welcome relief,” Mrs Hunt said.

    “It is vitally important that we protect young people against the possible harm that could be done by e-cigarettes as they are more susceptible to this harm.

    “Until we know the health effects of e-cigs and whether they encourage young people to take up smoking we need to be extra cautious.”

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May
21
  • Fashion workshop will shape up school funds

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    Kristy White and Angela Kollas from St Raphael’s P&F presenting tickets for the Spring/Summer workshop.Carla Sparkes is excited to be hosting a spring and summer workshop in support of the St Raphael’s Parents and Friends Association (P and F).
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    Held at the school hall on Sunday, September 13 from 12.30pm, tickets are $15 and include lunch; they are available from Style for Woman and at the door on the day.

    The workshop will feature some of the stunning brands available from Carla’s Style for Women including Vigorella, Valia, Betty Basics, Drama, Front Page and Adrift.

    The school’s P and F will take home 10 percent of all sales on the day.

    There will be a huge array of prizes available on the day including Vigorella, Valia and Betty Basics outfits as well as a Simply Silver pendant, a silk scarf a wallet and dinner for two at Lot 31.

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