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canberra in a can - the new way to promote the national capital
each of the experiences is curated, with each flavour designated appropriate activities, events and accommodation. so someone choosing a taste chaser can may be directed to a visit to a vineyard, boutique accommodation and the annual truffle festival.the vending machines are in areas of high foot traffic for four days. they started with wynyard park in sydney on friday and continue with centenary square in parramatta on saturday, federation square in melbourne on wednesday and the state library of melbourne on thursday.crowds at wynyard park in sydney lined up for a canberra in a can on suppliedthe campaign includes `significant collaboration with the local tourism industry by providing an opportunity to get canberra tourism offerings into the hands of people in key target markets`.visitcanberra says the canberra in a can promotion had been planned to encourage visitation in the winter months, traditionally a quieter time for tourism in the national capital.
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guitar legend phil emmanuel dies suddenly aged 65
during his visit, phil had shows planned for the cootamundra hotel on friday night, a private function for friend maureen farr’s 60th birthday at the railway bowling club, and a two hour concert at the star hotel on sunday afternoon.“phil wanted to do a show at my favourite watering hole,” darcy said.“he wanted do it for those who were unable to make it to the guitars of the era concert he did at the little theatre during the afternoon on the friday of this year’s elvis festival.“he had heard that a few people couldn’t make it because they were working.”darcy said he has been in contact with his brothers chris and tommy, who is in london touring at the moment, and sister veronica better known as skeeta.“we are all devastated,” darcy said.“this comes on top of the loss of our sister virginia grace on april 14, aged 69.“philip and virginia were virtually joined at the hip and i don't think either one would have been able to live without the other.”phil and his brother tommy are australian music industry james brickwood.phil and his brother tommy playing together the emmanuel brothers graced stages all over the world with names such as chet atkins, duanne eddy, america, hank b marvin, john farnham, jimmy barnes, inxs, dolly parton and willie nelson.darcy said phil wasn’t one for a lot of attention.“he didn't chase the limelight, it chased him - but he got away,” darcy said.“i had a plaque made for him once, it read ‘the greate...
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ronan and dylan farrow dismiss brother's 'a son speaks out' essay
in recent years her younger brother, journalist ronan farrow, 30, has spoken out about her case while reporting on sexual misconduct by powerful men in the new yorker, which shared a pulitzer prize with the new york times. with greater attention on harassment and sexual misconduct from the #metoo movement, many in hollywood have said they would not work with allen again.ronan farrow posted a statement on twitter in which he said his brother's essay was part of a `repeated campaign to discredit my sister, often by attacking our mother`.ronan farrow, left, with his mother mia farrow. photo: aphe continued, `my mother did an extraordinary job raising us and none of my siblings with whom i've spoken to ever witnessed anything but love and care from a single mom who went through hell to keep her kids safe.` he said moses farrow had said much the same in the past.`i believe my sister,` he added.this is not the first time moses farrow has supported his father in an acrimonious family battle that has pitted mother, father, brothers and sisters against one another in a very public scrum. in his essay, he said he decided to speak out again now, hoping people will be more receptive to his story.mia farrow acted in more than a dozen of allen's films while they were together from 1979 to 1992, although they lived in separate manhattan apartments on opposite sides of central park.they split after she discovered nude photographs allen had taken of soon-yi previn, then 22, the daugh...
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act brumbies vow to muscle up to match bulls fury in pretoria
`as a pack, we've got to bring the physicality. rory has been leading the way with and without the ball for a number of weeks,` mckellar said.`i think he's been playing as good as he's ever played, so as a group we have to step up and replace that. we've got to make sure that from 1-8 and the bench when they come on, that they bring that energy and raw aggression that rory has been producing.`it's in the individual mind set, making sure you bring intent to everything that you do. if you're relying on a speech or conversation to get ready to go, you shouldn't be there in the first place.`we need to understand that we need to bring a lot of physicality ... the bulls are going to come out firing, they'll be wanting to respond after what john mitchell said.`mckellar has called on spring tour wallaby blake enever to replace arnold in the second row, while lachlan mccaffrey will start at blindside flanker to replace rob valetini.loadingthey're the only two changes to the starting xv, with the brumbies desperately trying to avoid another loss and equalling the worst losing streak in the club's history.inconsistency has been their biggest problem this year. they have shown glimpses of strong attacking rugby this year, but have been plagued by brain snaps and poor decisions.the mounting penalty count against the johannesburg lions last week cost them any chance of victory and mckellar says they must adapt better to referee interpretations.`but the thing is, the boys h...
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malaysian man to be deported after child porn found on phone at gold coast airport
a malaysian man will be deported after child exploitation material was found on his phone at gold coast airport when he arrived on a flight from his homeland last year.sei wei lau, 28, was arrested by australian border force investigators on october 11 after landing and a search of his luggage led to child exploitation material being found on his lau was charged and remanded into custody. he was sentenced at southport magistrates court on thursday to 225 days in prison, according to an abf statement.however, he had already served his 7½ month sentence while waiting for the matter to be finalised in court.the abf said he was handed him over to the department of home affairs pending deportation.
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scrutiny 'just isn't for me'
`darling range is close to my heart and having the opportunity to be the community's representative in the wa parliament is something that i am passionate about.`ms yates said she had quit her job as a bureacrat working for regional development of australia.`this has been an extremely difficult time for myself and my family,` she said.`how i portrayed myself on my linkedin account is, in my opinion, similar to how thousands of people would input their data on the online service.`however, these minor mistakes will now haunt me for the rest of my life.`
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good gate a nice change for le romain in kingsford smith cup
so often dictated to in his races, le romain is set to be the dictator after drawing a good barrier in saturday’s kingsford smith cup at doomben.the frustration of double-figure barriers has left trainer kris lees with `what might have been` stories this preparation as le romain was fourth in the tj smith, runner-up in the all aged stakes and third in the doomben 10,000, each time experiencing tough runs.“you keep turning up and eventually you get a good marble,” lees said. “a good draw like on saturday doesn’t guarantee success, but it makes it a lot easier. he is going to get a great run, which is something he hasn’t had for a while.”good draw: glyn schofield is all smiles after winning the canterbury stakes on le romain. connections are hoping for a similar result in saturday's kingsford smith cup at schofield, who has had six rides on le romain for a couple of wins, including the canterbury stakes at group 1 level, and five placings, welcomed the way the marbles fell.le romain will jump from barrier five, while the other main chances – with the exception of doomben 10,000 winner english in the rails alley – drew outside gates. impending, champagne cuddles and care to think will have to do work to find their positions from the wide gates in the early stages, while le romain should drop into a perfect trial.
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wa farmstay family and guests saved by firefighters in a paddock
`they surrounded us with the fire trucks and had the water running to keep people safe. they blew me away with their amazing resourcefulness,` she said.`we had a bushfire plan ready but the intensity and ferocity, and the speed with which it came through the property - nothing could have stopped it.`all farm animals including a turkey, chickens, pigs and sheep survived, as did the family's pet mice and crazy crabs, ms hoskins said, but the wildlife reserve surrounding the property was burnt.she said the main dwelling where her family lives appeared habitable and that she had heard at least one neighbour's property had been damaged.there are several blazes in the great southern region, including in stirling range national park, where a watch and act alert has been issued.dfes superintendent wayne green said the large number of fires was stretching crews to their limit.`resources are absolutely stretched to the point where some of the fires that are coming in and being reported aren't even getting a response,` he told abc radio on friday.fires in the great southern region of wa on friday may 25 at dfesan evacuation centre has been opened at the albany aquatic emergency warning was issued for parts of napier, redmond and marbelup in the city of albany late on thursday night and remained in place on friday afternoon.
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thomas hodge and tuggeranong hawks 'telling our story'
`the coloured dots around the centre represent beginnings and heritage that are our three junior clubs [tuggeranong bulldogs, tuggeranong lions, and the calwell swans].`the black hands represent people joining together, and the boomerangs represent the enduring and ever returning culture of indigenous people.`working with multiple indigenous players around the club, hodge sought input from the junior sides when creating the final product.`there were some amazing ideas, we really wanted to be able to show that we are a diverse indigenous culture as well,` hodge said.`we have dozens of different tribes involved in our club alone, so i really wanted to make sure while we involved all the diversity, that we focused on one story representing our club and our culture.`up to eight indigenous players are in contention to play for the hawks in both their men's and women's first grade sides this weekend.thomas hodge wearing the jersey he the canberra timesa smoking ceremony will take place at greenway oval at 1.45pm to officially introduce the special round, celebrating the contribution of past and present indigenous players.hawks president gerrit wanganeen has been overwhelmed by the the support from the community leading up to the landmark round.`to see this kind of thing in the afl for so long and now to see in it canberra has been fantastic,` wanganeen said.`for tuggeranong to be the club to take the lead on this and now to see other clubs get around thi...
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bomb set off in restaurant in canada wounds several
toronto: canadian police are hunting for two unidentified men who walked into a restaurant in the city of mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding more than a dozen people, and then fleeing, authorities said.the blast went off in the bombay bhel restaurant at around 10.30pm local time. fifteen people were taken to hospital, three of them with critical injuries, the peel regional paramedic service said in a tweet.the two male suspects went into the restaurant and detonated their improvised explosive device, peel regional police said in a tweet. the men then fled.there was no immediate claim of responsibility.police posted a photograph on twitter showing two people with dark zip-up hoodies walking into an establishment with one of them appearing to be carrying an object.the attack canada's sixth largest city, 32 kilometres west of toronto, comes a month after a driver plowed his white ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in toronto, killing 10 people and injuring 15.reuters
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cats want to play hawks, pies, dons at geelong
geelong remain hopeful they may once again play collingwood, hawthorn or essendon at gmhba stadium as they prepare to host carlton at home for the first time since 1997.cats ceo brian cook says the club deserves the chance to host at least one of the five big-drawing victorian clubs each year after $200 million was spent developing the stadium, with about $90 million still needed to complete the final stage.2010: when gary ablett last played at the cats' home joe armaowith homecoming hero gary ablett returning to play his first game at the stadium in geelong colours since 2010 the game is expected to be a sellout with rusted-on blues fans making the rare trip down the highway.cook said the afl's recent acceptance that high-drawing clubs can play at gmhba stadium was significant and he argues it is ideal for big victorian clubs to play at the venue if they hit a trough in form or are drawn to play the cats twice.`what we are fighting against is the kpi [key performance indicator] of the afl around maximising crowds year on year and i get it, but we have a mentality that we want the best games down here,` cook told fairfax media.
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clive palmer's assets frozen in win for queensland nickel liquidators
liquidators for queensland nickel have won a supreme court battle to have clive palmer's personal assets palmer's lawyers have sought a temporary stay on the order, which affects $205 million worth of his assets, and those of his companies.while clive palmer's court woes continue, hie has taken out billboards across australia. this one is in the brisbane suburb of darren england/aapthe temporary freeze, granted by justice john bond in the brisbane supreme court on friday afternoon, will continue until a final judgment on the case, or another order is palmer is also required to provide information about his assets to liquidators within a certain timeframe.more to come...
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kids invite adults into their world in the innovative lone
`but it's kind of impossible to stuff up, because there's no real fixed script,` adds 11-year-old thomas.`and they don't actually know what's supposed to happen,` lola admits.clea, 10, says it's easier to perform alone `because it's not like if you say something at the wrong time then it messes up everyone else's lines and they get confused as well and the whole show is ruined ... it's just you. you work it out.`lone's child-adult gambit raises questions of safety, privacy, power and surveillance, but for emma valente – one half of the rabble, along with kate davis – the provocation is a counterpoint to the forced separation of the two groups in contemporary life.`what i'm interested in is the fact that adults and children who are strangers don't get to interact very often,` she says. `as an adult you don't get to make friends with a child or be alone with a child that you don't know very often. i feel like we're missing out. i feel like it's a gift to the audience to have this precious time that is protected, where you can be alone in a space that they've designed, and can be invited into.`each of lone's 11 boxes will be a miniature world as dreamt up by its young occupant. after being invited in by the child, an audience member will bear witness to their invented story of loneliness, which valente says is the real taboo with which the work grapples.`for some reason [loneliness] is a frontier that feels difficult for people to admit to or conf...
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penelope fitzgerald's divided village loses some bite in the bookshop
bill nighy and emily mortimer become allies in the transmission films spanish writer-director isabel coixet takes on the job here and quite a few of fitzgerald's sharp edges have been planed away, along with the wit that makes her such fun to read. nonetheless, coixet has no trouble with her theme, which is centred on the power of ideas and the books that contain them. and the village's eccentrics have retained their capacity to amuse as they discover that they do have time for reading, after all. bill nighy is one of them, shambling artfully through the action as the reclusive edmund brundish, florence's best customer. she delivers his purchases personally so that they can enjoy the kind of bookish conversations they have both been missing. when she's trying to make up her mind if she should dare to order in copies of nabokov's lolita, he's the one she turns to for advice. fitzgerald describes florence as `small, wispy and wiry, somewhat insignificant from the front view and totally so from the back`. this isn't quite the way coixet sees her, having cast the seriously good-looking emily mortimer in the part. while the opening scenes have her turning up to violet's party in an unflattering dress, insignificant is not the word that comes to mind. but what can you say? it is a movie, after all. the story is told in flashback and there are bursts of voice-over spoken by a character who remains unidentified until the end. the pace is gentle and the wind-...
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how ed harris unlocked the key to his role in kodachrome
ed harris and elizabeth olsen hit the road in christos kalohoridis harris' character, ben, is a mean-spirited, razor-tongued man whose only son matt (jason sudeikis) has refused for years to speak to him, feeling he has been punished enough in life. ben's photographs tell another story, however. they are humane, committed, visionary and will earn him a hero's welcome at dwayne's. matt works as an a&r man for a music company, but he is another true believer in art who finds himself out of step with the digital world. indeed, he is on the brink of being sacked for failing to make any profitable signings, largely because his nervous bosses won't take on any of the rock innovators he brings to the table. thus begins the road movie, which raso has appropriately insisted on shooting on old-school film stock. a young woman (elizabeth olsen) arrives in matt's office announcing she is his father's nurse, that he is dying and that he wants matt to drive him to kansas. he is persuaded only because it may give him a chance to meet the band that might save his career. off they go, carping and sparring. it is clear enough where this dramedy of father, son and attractive, available woman is headed, but they have some obstacles to clear before they get there. raso says he always wanted harris as ben. it is easy to see why; his stencil-sharp face and piercing blue gaze convey intensity without a word having to be said. that forcefulness has made characters who are ver...
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death of author philip roth marks end of a cultural era
roth did a similar kind of crushing and revealing. his work had more rage, more wit, more lust, more talk, more cross-currents of thought and emotion, more turning over of the universals of existence (in his case, the jewish-american existence), as if tending meat over a fire, than any writer of his time.he was a born spellbinder, a man guided by voices. `i'm an ecouteur — an audiophiliac. i'm a talk fetishist,` says the protagonist of his 1990 novel deception. roth was a kind of roiling ecouteur as well.he became famous as a young man because of the scandal that surrounded his fourth book, portnoy's complaint (1969), in which he put his pent-up hero on a psychiatrist's couch and allowed him to blissfully rant.alexander portnoy confessed most famously the amorous attention he paid to a piece of raw liver, `bought one afternoon at a butcher shop and, believe it or not, violated behind a billboard on the way to a bar mitzvah lesson`.there was so much onanism in the novel (`i am the raskolnikov of jerking off — the sticky evidence is everywhere!`) that writer jacqueline susann said on the tonight show that she'd love to meet roth but did not want to shake his hand.roth, who never won the nobel prize that many predicted for him, once said: `i wonder if i had called portnoy's complaint 'the orgasm under rapacious capitalism', if i would thereby have earned the favour of the swedish academy.`replayreplay videoloadingplay videoplay videoplaying in 5 ...below t...
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accused rubbish dumping scammers to fight charges
four people will fight allegations they took part in a rubbish dumping scam that defrauded a canberra waste disposal business.emmanuel roussakis, 41, leon roussakis, 39, joanne sheather, 49, and edward anthony watt, 54, all entered pleas of not guilty in the act magistrates court on friday.emmanuel roussakis and leon roussakis, both of earlwood, are charged with obtaining a financial advantage by deception and using false documentation.joanne sheather, queanbeyan, and edward anthony watt, of tarago, are both charged with forgery and obtaining financial advantage by information was tendered in court on friday and the matter was listed to next appear in august.
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rick thorburn pleads guilty to murdering foster daughter
in a letter submitted to the court written by thorburn, he said not a day went by when he wasn’t haunted by what he had done.the courtroom was full, and several tiahleigh supporters were present, including her mother cindy palmer.tiahleigh queensland police servicethorburn’s wife and two sons have also been jailed.trent thorburn, who admitted to having sex with tiahleigh, his foster sister, was jailed for a maximum of four years in september 2017 after pleading guilty to four charges, including incest.his older brother joshua thorburn was sentenced to three months in july 2017 after pleading guilty to perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice.rick's wife julene thorburn served six months in jail after pleading guilty on november 2017 to perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice.prosecutor carl heaton qc told the court a phone call to crime stoppers as well as police-installed covert listening devices led to the arrest of rick thorburn.cindy palmer (left), the mother of murdered schoolgirl tiahleigh palmer, is seen arriving at the supreme court in brisbane on aap/dan peleda call to crime stoppers about seven months after tiahleigh’s disappearance tipped off investigators it was believed trent thorburn had sex with her.listening devices were then installed at the family’s home, which captured conversations between the family members, including thorburn telling his wife and sons to “stick to the story” about hi...
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saint to miss 2018 due to concussion
st kilda's difficult season has suffered another blow with koby stevens to miss the remainder of 2018 due to the ongoing symptoms of concussion.`he won't be back before the end of the season,` coach alan richardson told reporters on friday.midfielder koby stevens will miss the rest of 2018. photo: aapstevens, 25, has not played since round two. he was concussed in round one after a head knock.while training for the round four game - after not being selected in round three - he presented with concussion-like symptoms causing him to be sidelined for `several weeks` according to the club.more to come
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afl's unsung hero steps aside
one club chief executive who communicated the news of peek's illness to me back then broke down over the phone and an equally long-serving club president did the same. for so many afl clubs peek has been their sounding board, their back channel and their friend.making it his unwavering task to fill the not-insignificant void between head office and non-victorian clubs, peek has, according to them, successfully bridged the isolation particularly felt by those club chiefs in the northern markets. and not only through the dinners he hosts on the eve of every meeting of the 18 club chiefs and his generally excellent taste in restaurants.reflecting on the cataclysmic changes to the game over the past 29 years and running them in parallel to peek's time in the game evokes those scenes in forrest gump where the tom hanks character is always there – when john kennedy was shot, then martin luther king, then during the 1960s triumphs of the us space program, the anti-vietnam war riots and so on.except that where peek and football were concerned he was never a bystander. he played significant roles in the afl events that have shaped the game and beyond it. after damian monkhorst racially taunted michael long in the 1995 anzac day game, peek's role in creating the racial and religious vilification code was pivotal. revolutionary in australian sport his lengthy meetings with virtually all of the game's indigenous players led to a deeper understanding of what football was tackling an...
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democratic, gop leaders get classified briefings on russia probe
under direct pressure from the president, justice department officials agreed to grant republicans a briefing, and only later opened it up to democrats. the invite list evolved up until hours before the meeting - a reflection of the partisan distrust and the political wrangling.christopher wray, director of the federal bureau of investigation, centre, arrives for a meeting of law enforcement and intelligence leaders in washington, dc. photo: bloomberga white house lawyer, emmet flood, and white house chief of staff john kelly showed up for both briefings, although the white house had earlier said it would keep a distance, drawing criticism from democrats.`for the record, the president's chief of staff and his attorney in an ongoing criminal investigation into the president's campaign have no business showing up to a classified intelligence briefing,` senator mark warner tweeted after the briefing.the white house said the officials didn't attend the full briefings, but instead delivered brief remarks communicating the `president's desire for as much openness as possible under the law` and relaying `the president's understanding of the need to protect human intelligence services and the importance of communication between the branches of government,` according to a statement.deputy attorney general rod rosenstein, fbi director christopher wray and national intelligence director dan coats attended both meetings - the first at the department of justice and the second o...
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ian collett police search goes to darling downs in search for two young women on horseback
wa police acting inspector darryl brandis addressed media on friday from the new command post there, battling to be heard over thunder and rain.he described the situation as “absolutely dire”.“police can work in the rain. horses can work, though they don’t like the lighting and the thunder. the ses will work no matter what. for ian it’s terrible,” he said.`the family know what this weather will do. they are not silly people. they are smart people. they know the situation. today is the day we really need to find ian.“please help us,” mr collett's wife deborah collett asked the public on 9 news perth.“we don’t lose hope. we are never looking for a body recovery ... but the family have been given the realistic understanding of what situation ian collett’s health will be in right now. they’re aware of that.“if it was him, this will be his last known place we knew him to be alive.“we will be here as long as it takes. those 20-year-old females need to come forward right now. they hold the key.”the girls are described as being in their 20s, with fair skin. both were wearing cream riding jodhpurs, long-sleeved tops, black or grey riding helmets. one wore a black rain vest.their horses were dappled light and dark-grey with diamante bridle collett has been missing since supplieduniformed officers were doorknocking darling downs on friday to locate the and police are searching areas bordered by thomas road...
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wa labor says candidate's us 'petroleum engineering' study verified
on wednesday night, the college told watoday there was no record of ms yates enrolling or attending the university.`colleen studied at fort lewis college over 36 years ago and overnight she received her enrolment verification from the registrar at the college,` mr dixon said.`fort lewis college has confirmed her attendance at fort lewis college during the fall term of the academic year 1981-82.`as previously stated, the online linkedin page included some minor errors when colleen inputted her education history. this online account hasn't existed for nearly a week, since it was removed as per the standard process for candidates.`ms yates also listed a `bachelor of engineering/masters of architecture` from the university of washington in st louis she did not yates told seven west media on thursday she was sorry for the mistakes she made online.`i sincerely apologise for the information on the linkedin site,` she said.`i never thought this would happen in this way.`i'm learning from this process about information and language, but i don’t think the standard is too high. all of us need to be accountable for the things we say and do.`ms yates said she took units in architecture and calculus at washington university in st louis with the intention of studying engineering.the university confirmed ms yates had enrolled in an architecture course, but said she did not complete a degree.the revelations came after ms yates incorrectly listed a masters of business...
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inaugural reconciliation day public holiday is a time for reflection
on monday, may 28 the act will be the first australian state or territory to observe the inaugural reconciliation day with a public holiday, beginning national reconciliation week.act minister for aboriginal and torres strait islander affairs rachel stephen-smith said her predecessor  in the portfolio chris burke, the first indigenous australian elected to the act legislative assembly,  started the campaign for a public holiday to acknowledge the culture, contribution and resilence of aboriginal and torres strait islander people.act minister for aboriginal and strait islander affairs rachel stephen-smith and deputy ceo of reconciliation australia andrea kelly outside the canberra theatre centre. photo: lawrence atkin`it's also an opportunity for canberrans to reflect on the true history of our nation and of our city and region,` she said.she said reconciliation in the park on monday in glebe park from 10am to 2pm was `an opportunity for canberrans to come together to absorb aboriginal culture, learn more about the history of the region and enjoy each other's company.`the night before, on may 27 at the canberra theatre centre, will be two musical events featuring archie roach & tiddas and briggs & the bad apple crew (see the new deputy chief executive officer of reconciliation australia, andrea kelly is a warrramungu and larrakia woman in her first week on the job after 26 years in the australian public service, working in a variety of a...
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teen uses siri to call triple zero after after bike crash in bush
paramedics attend to darcy mckay after his bike crashed on a rutted dirt track in pambula beach. he used siri to call triple supplied“i came around a corner way too quick, the front wheel went into a pot hole and i went straight over the handle bars,” he said.“it was pretty nasty. i felt pain straight away in my lower back, i just freaked out because i knew that i had done something to my back – but i could move my toes, which was a relief.”darcy managed to feel his phone in his pocket but could not grab it so he engaged with the siri voice command function on his apple iphone to call for help by saying, “hey siri, call triple zero, on speaker.”“i couldn't move my legs, i had no muscle movement at all and was freaking out, so i used siri to call triple zero straight away.”siri dialled triple zero on speaker phone for darcy, allowing him to give directions to the operator without using his hands.“i am so thankful i knew how to use siri properly,” he said.“and, i am so happy i thought of using it, otherwise i would have been stuffed.”it took 20 minutes for emergency services to arrive as darcy’s location was tricky to find.“it was very scary lying there by yourself. i had to explain to them where i was as there were a few turns they had to take to get to me.”darcy was taken to the south east regional hospital.before he can return to work, he will need to recover for six weeks, and a further four to six weeks to regain his strength.da...
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is it ok to wear sneakers to a wedding?
queen of the nude shoe ... the duchess of apat the duke and duchess of cambridge's wedding back in 2011, the vote on footwear was unanimous. the majority of guests adopted the shoe of the moment; an almond toe, platform-fronted nude stiletto. and we all know, that the style – specifically lk bennett's `sledge` – would fast become synonymous with the bride race days, weddings and parties, we hailed the glossy, naked-look stiletto as a fashion saviour, the easy, nay mindless, solution for anyone short of an answer to that age old conundrum; which shoes go with this outfit? in diligently matching them to our legs, instead, we eliminated all possible clashes and had a pair of shoes that, by virtue of chiming with nothing in our wardrobes, actually worked with forward seven years, though, and the ultimate fashion troubleshooter may have had its day. shoe designers have been championing mules and slingbacks, while influential buyers are talking about updates on the classic court, with higher vamps and popping colours. `the traditional pump has moved forward with a fashion point of view,` notes net-a-porter fashion director lisa aiken, who cites tibi and souliers martinez as labels she loves. `it's had a revamp.`at prince harry and meghan markle's wedding last weekend, there was no obvious ruling on shoes. instead, their guests unwittingly gave a masterclass in how many different ways there are to get it right (and wrong) rig...
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an unforgettable concert combining bach's music and world
bach and his world: tafelmusik baroque orchestra, musica viva, llewellyn hall, thursday may 24, 7pm.johann sebastian bach, the composer who never fails us, was celebrated by the tafelmusik orchestra in an unforgettable concert combining music, choreography, projected images and a narrated discourse on the fabric of bach’s instruments and the fibres that made up his clothing, the paper he composed on and the implements he used to record and notate his musical ideas.tafelmusik performs music of j.s. bach.. photo: glenn davidsonthose who may have read my reviews in the past would know my suspicions about musical productions that combine multimedia and drama with chamber music, but in this case the blend was perfect. alison mackay, the double bass player, was also responsible for the concept, program and script for the performance.narrator blair williams led us into the philosophical and artisanal world of bach’s leipzig. his descriptions of the textile trade were linked to explicit dress-codes for each level in the class system of the era. bach, the musical genius we revere, was a fourth-class citizen, permitted to wear not a scrap of colour - only locally produced silk and dark woollen jackets with silver buttons.the relationship between bach and hoffman’s musical instrument manufacture was illustrated by a series of images showing the process of selecting the correct timber for a cello and patiently carving the top and back plates, neck, scroll and bow, cutting the purf...
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not the messiah goes for baroque and pop and other musical genres
he says that while the piece seems to be all about brian, the role is in fact mostly reactive, with things happening to brian rather than him driving his fate — `well, that just happened` is how begbie puts it.the other soloists are baritone tobias cole, whose roles include that of narrator, louise page (brian's mother mandy) and demi smith (brian's girlfriend judith) and bass david pearson, who plays reg, leader of the people's front of judea, and biggus dickus, a roman officer of great power.conductor leonard weiss echoes begbie, saying not the messiah is `a delightfully funny piece`. this will be his third time conducting a collaboration between the orchestra and the canberra choral society, although the previous works he conducted, by two carls — vine and orff — are somewhat different in character.weiss says the focus of the piece is musical rather than theatrical, in a wide variety of genres — idle called it `baroque 'n' roll`.cole says, `i love that it's a mashup of different styles.`while there's obviously some parodying of handel's messiah — hence the title — idle and his collaborator, he says, aren't just going for baroque but include many other styles: `doo-wop, broadway, even bob dylan — using whatever he needs to make people laugh.`python fans will recognise some favourite bits in there, too, including the inevitable singalong ending, always look on the bright side of life.eric idle, co-writer of not the messiah, in monty python's...
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cancelled summit dents global equities
australian shares are poised to drop at the open amid renewed tensions between the us and china. asx futures were 27 points lower at about 7.25am aest. the australian dollar edged 0.2 per cent higher.the catalyst for the overnight shift in sentiment was an unexpected decision by president donald trump to cancel his planned june 12 meeting with north korea's kim jong un. he did so by citing what he called north korea's `tremendous anger and open hostility` towards the us this week.separately trump then said the us military stood ready to act as necessary.`our military, which is by far the most powerful anywhere in the world and has been greatly enhanced recently as you all know, is ready if necessary,` mr trump said friday aest.
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clayton office fetches $24.6m from ioof holdings limited
in january it was reported ioof holdings limited paid mab corporation $26.93 million – a yield of 5.9 per cent – for a fully-leased, four-storey, 3960 sq m office at 30 janefield drive, bundoora, 16 kilometres north of town.last year, in another deal managed by jll, ioof holdings sold a three-storey, 4006 sq m commercial building with residential redevelopment potential at 785-789 toorak road, hawthorn east, for $24.65 million on a 5.5 per cent yield.twelve months ago, a proposed eight-storey, 12,919 sq m office in the western suburb of williams landing, and pre-committed to retailer target as its headquarters, sold to centuria property funds for $58.2 million reflecting a yield of 6.49 per practices preachanother major commercial real estate agency is practicing what it might preach to some of its vendor clients – selling in a hot market.crabtrees real estate has sold its former headquarters to a developer for $4.2 million.
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