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June 20th, 2019 by admin

New cukes tonic for gin

Special ingredients selected by Hendricks Gin fans will be sprinkled on cucumber seeds at a purpose-built greenhouse at the University of Sydney.THIS summer thehumble cucumber is getting a makeover by an innovativecompany which knows a thing or two about gourds.
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Hendrick’s Gin has launched a campaign to create a brand new variety of garnishing cucumber –The Unusually Australian Cucumber.

In the past few weeks avid fans of the Scottish tipple –made with rose petals and cucumber –have voted on a range of inputs that will now foster the creation of hundreds of cucumbers that will ultimately be available to the public to garnish their hard-earned gin and tonics.

Those who engaged in Hendrick’s horticultural quest were faced withthree difficult choices.

They had to decidethe creature whose poo would fertilise the seeds: the emu or kangaroo; second, the water-dweller which would add their crustycharm: Moreton Bay Bug shellsor yabby shells, and third, the soil that would make the best growing medium:Broken Hill soil or Simpson Desert soil.

After much online commentary the inputs decided upon included emu poo,yabby shells andSimpson Desert soil.

These ingredientswill now besprinkled on young cucumber seedsat a purpose-built greenhouse at the University of Sydney.

Pro-dean of the faculty of agriculture and environment and expert cucumberist,professor Robyn McConchie, will oversee the growing process.

“To develop a unique cucumber variety cultivated with Australian ingredients is a testimony to the innovation of Hendrick’s,” Professor McConchie said.

“It’s never been done before, and we’re excited to be part of it.”

The interactivemarketing campaign was dreamt up bySydney-based advertising agencyLavender.

Lavender’s executive creative directorMarco Eychenne was excited about the first harvest.

“We’re hoping the cucumbers will pick up some unusual characteristics,” Mr Eychenne said.

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June 20th, 2019 by admin

Former player praises result

Former Footscray Football Club player Merv Hobbs with his 1961 grand final medal.When the final siren sounded at the MCG on Saturday, former Footscray player Merv Hobbs could not help but shed a tear.
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Ararat’sHobbs played in the 1961 grand final whichFootscray lost by 43 points to Hawthorn.

He said he did not expect to be as emotional after the final siren.

“It did evoke emotions,” he said.

“I did not think it would at all.

“My wife sat beside me and had a giggle when she saw me shed a few tears at the end.

“I was mostly happy for all the supporters, especially the older ones who had not seen the team win a grand final.”

Hobbs saw many similarities between the 1961 team and the 2016 team.

He said the 1954 premiership team was very different to the 1961 and 2016 teams.

“The 1954 side were a team of about 12 champions,” he said.

“In 1961 we were like the current side, quick, fast, young and fit.”

Hobbs said the Dogs would beat the Swans and it proved true.

He said the grand final played out exactly how he thought it would.

“The Bulldogsplayed a hard side but Ifelt Footscray were younger and fitter than Sydney going into the game,” he said.

“Blokes like Hamling and Tom Boyd played their best games by far.

“The clincher was when Clay Smith took a mark shortly before the half time siren.

“Had he missed the goal, they could have dropped their bundle but he kicked it.

“I think that gave the team plenty of confidence for the rest of the game.”

Hobbs also has a connection to one of the Sydney players.

He coached Swans’ captain Jarrad McVeigh’s dad Tony at Williamstown in the Victorian Football Association in 1979.

“Tonywas strong and tough but he kicked the ball like a girl,” he said.

“His courage and determination has obviously rubbed off on Jarrod though.

“I do not think Jarrad went into the game fully fit.”

Hobbs expects there to be more success in the future for the Bulldogs.

He said with such a young team, there will hopefully be more opportunities to win premierships.

“I would expect the next five years will be very fruitful for the club,” he said.

“I can onlysee success for the football club both on and off the field for years to come.”

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June 20th, 2019 by admin

Durrant’s royal finish at NSW Queens shoot meet

Shooting royalty: David Durrant matched some of the country’s best to secure a swag of awards at the Queen’s shoot recently.
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The Bega Rifle Club’s three main “wanderers” Russell Palmer, David Durrant and Colin Twigg headed to Sydney to contest the NSW Queens competition.

Durrant was a standout, returning as royalty of the event, claiming third overall in the B grade contest.

His efforts included three gold medals at 500, 600 and 800 metres as well as a silver in the 300 metre class.

Team-mate Twigg said it was “no small feat” to match some of the biggest names in the sport.

More than 225 shooters took part across four classes and the fields featured some well-known names.

“Even the state teams and the Australian team were in attendance to compete and prepare for their sortie to the Canada World Games next year,” Twigg said.

“Needless to say there were some very experienced names andhigh powered reputations to uphold within these teams.”

For the local contingent, the Queens shoot provided a perfect test to pit themselves against the country’s best.

However, a blustery and “fishtailing” wind put the field on the back foot from the outset and didn’t let up across the event.

“It would blow your bullet from one side of the target to the other if you let it,” Twigg said.

Twigg said it bordered on frustrating for the local team as the results weren’t as good as hoped, but the end-of-day results showed that other teams had been impacted as well.

“The feedback alone gave us some quiet contentment as often the wind separates the experienced shooters from the novices,” Twigg said.

Durrant got his eye in and began picking up medals across the competitions as the team headed to the long-range 800 metre event on the third day.

The increased range meant the wind was having a more severe impact and the scores began to reflect the trying conditions.

However, the team was shocked to discover other teams had also lost points and Durrant had actually topped the aggregate field for the day.

Twigg and Palmer both shot in the A grade division and had shot well throughout the weekend, but finished just outside the placings.

Twigg said he was “more than pleased” with a personal best finish of seventh overall throughout.

The team said they were happy to be putting Bega shooting on the map and sharing skills from these big events at the home club.

The group said they were steadily honing their skills and results at the Bega range were collectively on the rise as well.

The trio are now preparing for the Canberra edition of the Queens event later this year.

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June 20th, 2019 by admin

The WA Brekkie Blog Thursday, October 6, 2016

Good morning! Here areyour headlines from around regional Australia and beyond. Scroll down and refresh for weather, news and more.
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Eaton footballer Aaron Black is parting ways with North Melbourne and hopes to continue his AFL career at another club in 2017. Photo: Getty Images.

EATON:Eaton football product and former Peel Thunder playerAaron Black has parted ways with his AFL club North Melbourne, but a placement with the Fremantle Dockers could be on the horizon. Read more.

ESPERANCE:At the tender age of 20,Sharn Campbell has seen more tragedy over the past two years than most people would dread to see over a lifetime.Since 2015 he haslost two friends and his stepfather and he blamesone thing, methamphetamine. Read more.

MANDURAH:Liberal Dawesville candidate Zak Kirkup has launched a petition calling on the state Liberal government to install a shark barrier to protect swimmers at Falcon Bay. Read more.

MARGARET RIVER:A long stint travelling the world, making and learning as much as he could about wine was a vital piece of the puzzle that led Margaret River local Nic Peterkinto be named the 2016 Gourmet Traveller Young Winemaker of the Year this month. Read more.

BUSSELTON:A brazenbreak-in occurred at the Busselton Central Shopping Centreafter a group of thieves forced their way into two storesgetting away with a large amount of loot. Read more.

Need anational newssnapshot first thing?Well, we have you covered.

Regional INSIGHT: UOW’s Dr Xiaoqi Feng and Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt will lead the five-year ‘Greener Cities Healthier Lives’ research project.

►Green spaces and our health. What’s the connection, you might ask?It’s one of manyquestionsset to be examined ina $3.2 million research project at the University of Wollongong (UOW), which includesanAustralian-first look atthe link between vegetation and achild’sacademic scores.Read more.

One man faces permanent disability as another faces jail over Anzac Day punch at Warners Bay.

►Itwas an Anzac Day get-together at a Lake Macquariepub for some schooners and two-up which has left one man with permanent brain damage and his mate facing jail time for the punch thatcaused the injury. Read more.

AMAZING: “Extreme weather” was experienced at many parts of the state over the past week, including Williamstown caravan park.

► Apreliminary investigationbythe Australian Energy MarketOperator (AEMO)found South Australia’s statewide power blackoutwas “triggered by extreme weather”.The report found there was no “unusual activity” in the state’s electricity until Wednesday afternoon’s storm brought down 22 transmission towers and cut three major lines. Read more.

RIVETING FOOTAGE: Thomas Aggs almost trod on these three big writhing black snakes before capturing video and these photos of them.

►A holidaying bushwalker searching for virtual Pokemon has instead shot riveting live video of three big red-bellied black snakes 30 centimetres from his feet. Read more.

Australian singer Peter Allen sings at the State Sport Centre in Homebush March 12, 1985 in Sydney. Photo: Getty Images

►You don’t have to go to Rio, but you can’t stay here.That’s the message from the City of Bunbury which is playing looped audio of the Peter Allen classic “I Go to Rio” at the Graham Bricknell Music Shell, the city’s outdoor bandstand on the waterfront, to deter the homeless, vandals, and other antisocial elements. Read more.

Elizabeth Dixon

►A manaccused of the 1982 murder of Elizabeth “Betty” Dixon has indicated he would plead guilty to a back-up charge of concealing a serious offence.Rodney Lawrence, 65, was committed on Wednesday to stand trial for the murder of Ms Dixon, whose body was found in her car in bushland at Ashtonfield. Read more.

Pic by @alstar6 Spillway running #lakeeppalock via Instagram on Tuesday.

►One of Victoria’s biggest drinking water storage facilities is spilling for the first time in four years after repeated heavy rainfall over a soggy catchment. Read more.

Race fans lined the streets to watch the Supercar Transporter Parade as the trucks and drivers made their way up William Street on Wednesday morning. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

►Thousands of race fans lined the streets of Bathurst on Wednesday to welcomed the V8 Supercar teams to town for the Bathurst 1000 Race Week. See the gallery here.

WHAT A BEAUTY: Snake catcher Stewart Lalor with the biggest red-bellied black snake he has seen. It was captured at a Mt Cotton property.

►Redland snake catcher Stewart Lalor has caught the biggest red-bellied black snake he has ever seen.The two metrespecimen came from Mt Cotton,a semi-rural area in south-east Queensland. Read more.

National news The RSL has been rocked by a series of questions over spending and accountability. Photo: Anna Warr

​►The national president of the RSL is facing calls tostep asidein the wake of revelations he received a share of nearly $1 million in payments despite being a volunteer. Read more.

Shonky Award winners Green and Clean Bottled Air. Photo: CHOICE

►A camel milk business that claims its “white gold” can help those with autism, diabetes and cancer has been referred to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for investigation. Read more.

Gladys Berejiklian: The government has “wiped out the state’s net debt”. Photo: Louise Kennerley

►Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian claims the NSW government’s debts have been wiped away but the budget papers suggest that might not last long. Read more.

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce is pushing for a ban on cash for scrap metal as Victoria leads in carjackings. Photo: Craig Abraham

►Victoriaisthe stolen car capital of Australia, state governmentand insurance industry research has found.In the 12 months toJune 2016, there were more than 15,000 thefts of passenger and light commercial vehicles, by far the highest of any state or territory,according to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. This wasa 35 per centrise onthe previous year.Read more.

►Attorney-General George Brandis is facing calls to resign after the government’s top legal adviser accused him of misleading Parliament, in a dramatic escalation of a toxic row between the country’s two most senior legal officers. Read more.

Attorney-General George Brandis is facing calls to resign after the government’s top legal adviser accused him of misleading Parliament. Photo: Fairfax Media

►The federal National Party in NSW is united against the Baird government’s plan to abolish greyhound racing as senior Coalition figures worry that anger in regional areas at the dogs ban, combined with the recent focus on same-sex marriage, is weighing on the poll-challenged Turnbull government. Read more.

Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce admits the greyhound ban is ‘having an effect’. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

National weather radarOn this day1866 –First U.S. train robbery

1991 – Liz Taylor marries husband No. 7

1847 – Jane Eyre is published

1996 – Country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw wed

Faces of Australia:Jarryd Eriksson LINES AND COLOUR: an afternoon’s idle drawing has lead to national recognition for Jarryd Eriksson. Picture: NONI HYETT

Jarryd Eriksson might not like fashionbut a passion for drawing has earned him nationalrecognition for a skioutfit he designed.

The year seven Eaglehawk student wandered into a classroom after school one day earlier this yearand, while waiting for his friends to finish up on a project, began idly sketching some ideas. Read more.

June 20th, 2019 by admin

Artist inks her name on national art scene

Bright display: Celeste Wrona poses for a picture with her artwork ahead of ‘The Other Art Fair’. Photo: Daniel MunozCeleste Wrona is painting her way to the top.
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The Campbelltown artist’s unique workwas featured in the current seasonof Channel 9’s show,The Block.

Ms Wrona said the call was a dream come true.

“I got a call from contestants Kim and Chris, they had seen my work on Instagram and they wanted a piece to use for their next challenge,” she said.

“A lot of artists dream of getting that kind of exposure.

“The fact that my work was going to be featured on prime time TV was incredible. I was so excited, I wasjumping up and down in my loungeroom –that’s when the adrenalin kicked in.”

Kim and Chris chose one of Ms Wrona’s limited edition prints, Release II,for their top-scoring master bedroom design.

“I had to get the information from them really quickly, I could tell they were preparing from the challenge but I wasn’t clear on what size they wanted,” Ms Wrona said.

“So I had my fine art printer in Bowral print in multiple sizes and then I had to drive it into Sydney to be express posted to Melbourne in time for the room reveal.”

Ms Wrona said she flew to theset to see the painting being hung.

“When I got there it was chaotic, it was exactly how you see it on the show,” she said.

“They had one day to go and the paint wasn’t even dry andthey had problems with the fireplace so I wasn’t even sure the piece was going to be used.

“It was amazing, I hoped it would happen this season.”

Ms Wrona’s work is also featured on The Block Shop and is available to purchase from the theblockshop南京夜网419论坛.

Several of the artist’s ink art pieces will also be displayed atThe Other Art Fair from October 27 to October 30 at theCommune gallery in Waterloo.

The international fair features 100 of Australia’s emerging artists.

“It is for artists not yet represented by galleries,” Ms Wrona said.

“The selection panel is very prestigious.

“Ben Quilty,Roslyn Oxley,Amanda Love andLeif Podhajsky are some of the biggest names in art so to be collected by them was wonderful.”

Ms Wrona said the fair was unique because it allowed visitors to chat with the artists.

“You can have a conversation about the work, which is not something you get to do very often,” she said.

“I will be showcasing work that I haven’t released yet.

“My favourite piece is Immersion,it is quite colourful and almost otherworldly.

“It’s the type of work you can stare at and not get bored.”

The Argyle Affair on November 26 and 27 at the Camden AH&I Hall will be Ms Wrona’s only local exhibition this year.

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