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January 20th, 2019 by admin

Perfecting your Performance

Champion Bush Poet Robyn Sykes will be teaching how to perform poetry with style and presence
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Champion Bush Poet Robyn Sykes asks: “Have you ever heard a poet read insuch a monotone that their poems missed their mark?

“Will your own listeners appreciate and remember your poems long after thereading has concluded? Want your words to have the impact they deserve?”

In her Perfecting your Performance workshops, Robyn Sykes will show howyou can adapt performance techniques to attract and hold the audience’sattention.

Active exercises will help turn the theory into practice and lift thestandard of your readings or performances.

These half-day workshops – in Yass and Binalong – are for poets plucking upcourage to begin their public presentations, as well as those who have beenreading or performing for a while but would like to improve their skills andconnection with the audience.

Attendees are asked to bring along one ormore poems, which will be used to apply the skills discussed.

Topics covered include Intuitive Introductions, Emphasizing Emphasis,Inflection Indicators, Periodic Pace, Varying Volume, Definite Diction,Graduated Gestures and Calibrated Conclusions.

“Participants will gain confidence and skills, allowing them to build bridgeswith their audience during their public presentations,” Robyn Sykes said

Perfecting your Performance will be held on Sunday October 16 at YassCommunity Centre, 9am – 11.30am, and Binalong at the Black Swan Gallery,Burley Griffin Way (Stephen Street), 1.30pm – 4pm.

Bookings are essential. Cost: $10 or $5 pensioner concession.

The Perfecting your Performance workshops are part of Poetry•Prose•Placecoordinated by Lizz Murphy and presented by the Binalong Arts Group Inc(BAG).


Poetry in Place will culminate in a public poetry performance at TootsieFineArt andDesign, 289 Comur Street, Yass on October 30, 12.30 pm for 1 pm until3 pm and in a feature at Binalong’s next Brush with Poetry in November.

Participants in the Autumn and Spring Poetry in Place workshops will beinvited to perform. It will be a shared mike event with everyone welcome.

Thank you

BAG thanks Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS) for its support.Poetry•Prose•Place is supported by Arts NSW’s Country Arts SupportProgram, a devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSWand local Regional Arts Boards on behalf of the NSW Government.

Please feel free to contact Robyn Sykes for more information [email protected]南京夜网 or 6227 4377

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January 20th, 2019 by admin

LETTER: Airport would be worse

NO ESCAPE: Reader Laurie Eyes said the problems posed by a regional airport at Warnervale would exceed those created by a coalmine. Picture: Glenn HuntBY the standards quoted by Central Coast Council administrator Ian Reynolds in relation to the Wallarah 2 coalmine (“More worries over mine”,Lakes Mail, September 22), he should not even be looking at his airport that will impact the residents and environment severely.
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TheLakes Mailquotes Mr Reynolds saying: “Council is concerned about the impact of this proposed rail loop on surrounding residents particularly in relation to noise and air quality which were not adequately addressed in this proposal.”

And this:“There has been no proper assessment done onthe effects on local flora and fauna, the visual impact and dust mitigation and the overall community impact.”

And finally, this: “Our concerns relating to the effect on the drinking water catchment, environment and residential areas of the mine operation remain.”

Administrator Reynolds’s Warnervale Airport sits right on Porters Creek Wetland, part ofthe drinking water catchment for the Central Coast.

There will be no escaping the horrendous noise impacts from the administrator’sB737’s. Nor will there be any escaping the destruction of native vegetation and fauna,includingecologically endangered communities, an impact not considered at all by council in their secret airportdeliberations.

Air quality will alsobe adversely impacted by the airport as the kerosene fumes settle on surrounding homes and people and the visual impact of B737 jets flying low over thousands of Central Coast homes could hardly be consideredminor.

Administrator Reynolds’s concern for the impacts of the Wallarah 2 mine are laudable, however the impacts from his very own airport will be far worse.

– Laurie Eyes, Wyong

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January 20th, 2019 by admin

Crash mother ‘guilty’

FATAL SCENE: The wreckage of the Nissan Pulsar on the New England Highway near Willow Tree on August 17, 2015. Photo: SuppliedA former Gunnedah motherhas pleaded guilty to the dangerous driving death of her own daughter after a crash south of Tamworth.
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The 21-year-old woman who cannot be named for legal reasons was visibly upset as she entered pleas of guilty during an arraignment in Tamworth District Court.

Appearing via video link from Silverwater Correctional Centre, the woman pleaded guilty to dangerous driving occasioning the death of her two-year-old girl, on August 17, last year.

The woman, who previously lived in Gunnedah,also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm to her 11-month-old son.

Judge Jeffrey McLennan accepted the pleas but was told the agreed facts were not ready to be tendered.

The woman’ssolicitor, StephenO’Reilly, requested the matter be transferred to Sydney for sentence becausethe woman’s instructing barrister was based there, and his client was being held on remand at a Sydney prison.

Judge McLennanquestioned if there was any reason why the case should not be heard in Sydney, but Mr O’Reilly indicated the family did not object to the case being moved.

“In the absence of any competing interests of transferring it to Sydney it is a perfectly good reason,” Judge McLennan said, formally refusing bail.

The crown indicated to the court that once a plea was entered to a charge of driving while disqualified,the other sequences would be withdrawn.

The guilty pleas comejust days after the 21-year-old was due to stand trial on charges from the fatal crash,near Willow Tree last year.

On Friday, two family members sitting in the back of the courtroom waved to the woman when she appeared on screen and appeared upset as they left the court precinct.

The woman, who was on route from Gunnedah to the Hunter Valley,allegedly lost control of the sedan before the car left the road and crashed.The impact of the crash claimed the life of the little girl, who police allege was seated in the front seat without a proper restraint.

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January 20th, 2019 by admin

Volunteers called on for forest revival

GREEN THUMB: Katherine Willis helps plant 500 trees at the Harrington Forest planting day. A new bushcare group, that protects Harrington Forest, launches on October 16.
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A newbushcare group is calling on you to protect the unique Harrington Parkecosystem in the age of the urban sprawl.

Harrington Forest Bushcare group is calling for as many enthusiasticvolunteers as possible to join its launch on October 16, from 9am to 12pm, near the entrance to the forest on Scanlon Crescent, Harrington Park.

Camden Council Bushcare Officer Grant Dellleads the launch and offers his expert knowledge as volunteers get a taste for what’s involved.

Bush Mates Project Manager Margot Law said the rare and beautiful endangered ecosystem was home toan array of native wildlife including wallaroos, tree frogs and tiny microbats and that it was a great opportunity to learn about bush regeneration.

“Bushcare groups are a fantastic way to develop community pride inour local environment, get outdoors and meet your neighbours,” Ms Law said.

“You don’t need any experience to join a Bushcare group, and you can gain a lot of fantastic new skills along the way.”

The group will meet monthly and organisers expect at least five to 10volunteers each meeting to help with surveys, weeding and regeneration work.

To volunteer phone Mr Dell on 4645 5048 or [email protected]论坛. To RSVP to the launch of the group, visit梧桐夜网bushmates.org419论坛/events.

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January 20th, 2019 by admin

Lambie’s welfare clincher

Evidence from a trial of a cashless debit card stopping welfare recipients buying alcohol or gambling has convinced Jacqui Lambie it could bring positive results in Tasmania and nationally.
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Tasmanian Senator Lambie has been supportive of a debit card for welfare recipients for some time.

Jacqui Lambie

She has now prepared a report explaining her support for a well executed roll-out ofthe card, based on what she learned during visits to the trial site; Ceduna, in South Australia.

However, she has tied her support to fiveconditions.


That the Turnbull Government forgive Tasmania’s public housing debt (about $190 million in late 2015), repayment of which takes about half of Tasmania’s public housing allocation from Canberra which could otherwise be spent on newhousing;Tasmania becoming payroll tax free, potentially leading to an influx of bigger businesses and encouraging growth of medium-sized and large Tasmanian businesses;laws giving parents the right to force drug addicted children into detox programs; andmajor TAFE system reform; and$200,000 for a feasibility study into a fast catamaran service across Bass Strait.Senator Lambie, a former welfare recipient, said most MPshad “ no understanding of what it’s like to do it tough, to be forced, through no faultof their own, to scrimp, save and struggle, just to get through to the next payday”.

“The potential for harmful unintended consequences is greatif the roll-out of this card is not managed well,” she said.

“However, after visiting the trial site… twice now and listening to many different views from the community, I believe that under the right conditions, the cashless Healthy Welfare Card would work anywhere in Australia, including Tasmania.”

She said visits to Ceduna’s hospital had dropped by 20 per cent since the card was introduced, and police believed sexual assaults and violent crimes generally had decreased.

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