Monthly Archives: September 2019

  • YOUR SAY: Repeats of repeats means lots of news is bad news at the ABC


    FIRSTLY you are woken by music that leaves you with a headache for the rest of the day.
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    The guest announcer of a Saturday morning cannot give a balance to the music played; he must continue to play music that jangles the nerves.

    Then you have news and news reviews every half hour, which is not too bad in the morning but it continues for the entire 24 hours, repeat after repeat.

    They are not satisfied with brainwashing with news on the radio, they have the news app, Channel 4 news 24 hours a day, then on the entertaining(?) Channel 1 they start with news and news reports from 6am till 9am, then news from noon till 1pm and news again from 5pm till 6pm. They start the night with news from 7pm till 8pm with another burst at 8.30pm.

    This does not leave much time for them to show the only programs they can afford after paying all the newsreaders and reporters. Repeats of repeats in the evening and then repeats of the repeats next day.

    Write to the head office of the ABC and they tell you, after a month’s delay in replying, this is what country people want.

    I have not been asked. Has anybody else in the Central West?

    Charles Everett,Orange

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  • New Jets kit returns to golden age


    New Jets kit returns to golden age Labinot Haliti, Enver Alivodic and Nigel Boogaard model the new Jets kits on Thursday. Picture: Ryan Osland
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    Jets player Labinot Haliti in the new gold third kit. Picture: Ryan Osland

    Rhali Dobson and Tara Andrews in the new Jets away strip.

    The Jets third kit will return to gold colour scheme. Picture: Supplied

    TweetFacebookDefender Nigel Boogaard, who is the likely candidate to captain Newcastle this season, said the players had approved their new game-day apparel.

    ‘‘It’s back to the blue that I remember as a young bloke playing around here, which is great to see,’’ Boogaard said.

    ‘‘The white, I think everyone loves a white kit.

    ‘‘And the gold, I think the club will remember the days of glory in the past, so referring back to that gold is a bit of nostalgia for everyone.

    ‘‘It’s refreshing and obviously a new identity for the club moving forward.’’

    Eland said the signing of Inspirations Paint, along with the recent deal struck with Beechwood Homes to be major sponsors of Newcastle’s home shirts, was an indication that the Jets were regaining credibility in the eyes of corporate investors.

    In the past four campaigns, Tinkler effectively sponsored his own teams, first with the conceptual entity Hunter Ports and then with financially troubled Castle Quarry Products.

    ‘‘It’s another sign that the business community is getting right behind the restoration of our region’s club, and we certainly hope that this leads to more people getting behind the club as members as we move closer to this season,’’ Eland said.

    ‘‘To get a brand like Inspirations Paint behind the club is absolutely fantastic.

    ‘‘They are Australia’s largest and leading network of paint stores, founded here in 1979.

    ‘‘I think it’s a sign that the community are starting to re-align with their club.’’

    Inspirations Paint chief executive Robert Guy said the Jets were a perfect fit for a company that boasts 130 stores across Australia and sells one-sixth of all paint nationwide.

    ‘‘We wanted to support a football code that reaches Australians everywhere we have a store, from Newcastle to Nerang to Nunawading,’’ Guy said.

    ‘‘Regardless of Inspirations Paint’s national reach, our heritage lies with Newcastle.’’

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  • Vietnam veterans to hold reunion in Waggavideos


    VIETNAM VETERANS: Members of the 38th Riverina Vietnam Veterans reunion organising committee David Gardiner (left) and Ralph Todd. Picture: Les SmithMORE than 220 people are expected to attendwhat organisers believe to be the longest continuous reunion of Vietnam War veterans in Australia.
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    The 38threunion of Riverina Vietnam Veterans will be held in Wagga over the weekened of November 6-8.

    Chairman of the organising committee, David Gardiner, said it was expected 150 veterans plus partners would attend the reunion, to be held 50 years since ground troops landed in Vietnam and 40 years since all deployment ceased.

    “The reunion is considered the oldest continuous reunion of Vietnam veterans in Australia, having originated in Leeton 38 years ago,” Mr Gardiner said.

    “The reunion is held only in Riverina towns and attracts veterans from all over Australia.”

    Mr Gardiner said, so far, veterans from all states have expressed interest in attending the event.

    He said reunions were important in the lives of ex-service men and women.

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  • Students are being slugged


    BUNBURY students will no longer be able to split their time between TAFE and high school following changes to training arrangements being made by the department of education.
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    Currently students can attend school part time and complete Vocational Award training courses through the South West Institute of Technology.

    From next year, students will have to fund the courses themselves and be enrolled as full time TAFE students.

    Currently students who elect to split their time receive the TAFE training with a price capped at $410.

    Dalyellup College Principal Jeff Macnish said the change in rules was forcing students into full apprenticeships before they had time to finish high school and decide on the best career path.

    “It is already competitive and it is going to be difficult for students who can’t afford the TAFE fees,” Mr Macnish said.

    “My only option would be to do a broker deal with TAFE. If I had 10 kids who wanted to do a course, I would need to find money from the parents and my budget to fund the program.”

    Shadow Minister for the South West Mick Murraysaid we should not be ignoring the fact that country kids are half as likely to go onto TAFE as city kids.

    “You can’t pull resources out of regional education and training and then be surprised when the youth unemployment rate starts to creep up,” Mr Murray said.

    “Education and training drives the kind of innovation we need to build a strong, diverse South West economy.”

    Department of training and workforce development director general Dr Ruth Shean said the review into Vocational Education Training in schools was conducted this year and identified adjustments to the respective funding arrangement between the department of education and the department of training and workforce development.

    “Some of the responsibility for funding for VET in Schools students by the department of training and workforce development in 2015 will now be undertaken by the department of education,” Ms Shean said.

    The South West Institute of Technology is the primary provider for VET programs and managing director Duncan Anderson said students who choose to stay in high school would not be disadvantaged if they applied for TAFE when they graduate.

    “I continue to engage closely with all secondary schools in the South West to develop practical solutions to ensure students receive high quality, accredited training as part of their WACE requirements,” he said.

    Despite the change in rules Mr Anderson said he expected a high uptake of full-time TAFE students for 2016.

    Year 11 students already enrolled this year in Vocational Award courses will be allowed to continue their current training arrangements in 2016.

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  • Archer backs his Bushrangers to spring a grand final upset


    THIS IS IT: Jordan Longmore could be one of the key players for the Bathurst Bushrangers in tomorrow’s Central West AFL grand final against the Orange Tigers. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 082215cafl5aAUSTRALIAN RULES
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    THE Bathurst Bushrangers will need to produce their best football of the season tomorrow in the Central West AFL grand final at Bloomfield Oval if they are to prevent the Orange Tigers from making it three consecutive titles.

    With the 2015 head-to-head between the rivals reading 5-1 in favour of the Tigers, the Bushrangers are distinct underdogs for the season finale.

    But while the Bushrangers boast just the single 24-point win this season over the Tigers, it is enough to give them hope of springing an upset tomorrow.

    Bushrangers coach Brett Archer believes the grand final can be won if his side don’t become too reliant on their leadership group to carry the match.

    “In the past I’ve been involved in grand finals over a variety of sports and I know that in a grand final, anything can happen,” he said.

    “We’ve got to be at our best. We have our core leadership group of five to six players who always have good games, but we need those guys in the next tier to step up and play their best game.

    “Those are players like Bill Watterson, who has had brilliant games, and it’s got to the stage where we can rely on him week-in and week-out. Tom Markey is another one of those players, coming in from rugby league and with only two years of AFL experience, he’s been great for us.”

    The Tigers earned the hosting rights for this year’s decider ahead of the Bushrangers due to their 15-21-111 to 11-10-76 major semi-final win a fortnight ago.

    Yet that result doesn’t worry Archer. He knows that if his side can apply pressure throughout the four quarters, they have what it takes to better the Tigers.

    “I’m absolutely confident we can do it. We’ve been able to put the pressure on Orange on occasions, usually for one or two quarters of the game, but we need to be able to do it for the full match,” he said.

    “We’re starting to match it with them in the midfield. Josh Bubnich is a big talent and there’s other players they rotate through there to look out for as well. We’ve got Steve Grundy in the ruck and Sebastian Matheson and Harry Bowden able to rotate through there.”

    The Bushrangers will have a full strength line-up for the decider, with Jordan Longmore and Daniel Donato both coming back into the side.

    “The last time we played them we had some trouble in the forward line and we should have that sorted for this game,” Archer said.

    “We’ll have Jordan Longmore in at full forward, who has six goals in him. Considering we lost by six goals, I expect he could be the difference in making that gap up.”

    The vastly experienced Longmore was sorely missed by the Bushrangers in the major semi-final.

    His seven goals in the three-point defeat to the Tigers in the final round of the regular season was what kept the Bushrangers in the match.

    Archer said tomorrow’s grand final carries that extra bit of importance for both teams, being the last time they will compete before having their teams split up under next year’s new competition structure.

    “We’re trying to be sharp come game day so we’re able to make those passes under pressure. Orange’s game style hasn’t changed much compared to last year. They’ve got some new players in there but so do we,” he said.

    “It’s all coming towards an end of an era with us both splitting our teams up after this.”

    The opening bounce at Bloomfield Oval will be at 2.30pm tomorrow.

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