Archive for August, 2018

  • Jesse Teinaki selfie a memento of farewell to NW

    Date: 2018.08.16 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    WITH a jam-packed audience of screaming fans in the background, Jesse Teinaki raised his phone into the air and took the ‘‘selfie’’ of a lifetime.

    This was the singer’s way of saying goodbye to all his fans and loyal supporters from the North-West Coast, during his last local performance at the Come Together concert on Saturday night.

    PICTURES: Come Together concertVIDEO: Teinaki hits the stageAfter an ‘‘absolutely unreal’’ night of performing alongside former X Factor Australia contestant Taylor Henderson, Teinaki left the state yesterday to pursue his music career in Sydney.

    ‘‘I wanted to say a massive thankyou, and what better way than with the audience in the picture?’’ he said.

    ‘‘I was absolutely stoked with the concert; the turnout was just unreal.

    ‘‘I left at around midnight, then had to come home to pack as I wasn’t done packing yet.’’

    Teinaki will focus on writing for his first EP, which he hopes to release next year.

    Jesse Teinaki takes the selfie of a lifetime.

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  • Fishing industry hopeful on China free trade deal

    Date: 2018.08.16 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    TASMANIAN fishers are waiting with bated breath to discover what impact an Australia-China free trade deal to be signed in Canberra today will have on the state’s seafood sector.

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Chinese President Xi Jinping will today seal the agreement, which is understood to include significant tariff reductions for Australian seafood imported into China.

    Exact details of the deal remain a closely guarded secret, but it is understood that existing seafood tariffs of about 15 per cent will be phased out.

    Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association executive officer John Samson said the deal’s impact on the state’s fishing industries could be massive.

    “Abolishing or phasing out these import duties would finally put us on an even playing field with our competitors overseas,” he said.

    “All sectors of the industry could benefit when the savings are distributed along the supply chain.”

    Australia’s major rivals in the rock lobster and abalone trade, New Zealand and Chile, do not pay tariffs on their imports into China.

    Up to 90 per cent of Australia’s lobster and abalone ends up in the Chinese market, with lobster exports alone contributing more than $65 million a year to the Tasmanian economy.

    Oyster and scallop exports are also immensely lucrative.

    Meanwhile, demand for Australian dairy produce by the Chinese will provide Tasmanian dairy farmers with the confidence and funds needed to grow their businesses.

    A free trade agreement will signal the next step in Sino-Australian relations, creating a better export market for Tasmanian dairy farmers.

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  • Burnie City Council staff resisting transparency move

    Date: 2018.08.16 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    Burnie Alderman Steve Kons and general manager Andrew Wardlaw.BURNIE alderman Steve Kons’s push for greater council transparency is being resisted by council staff.

    Burnie City Council general manager Andrew Wardlaw is arguing that Alderman Kons’s push to limit items discussed away from public scrutiny to no more than three per council meeting has potential to make the council inefficient.

    That is despite council figures showing a whopping 34 per cent of its decisions were taken in “closed” sessions in 2011, 41 per cent in each of 2012 and 2013 and 38 per cent in 2014.

    In those four years, it took 803 decisions behind closed doors.

    The bigger Devonport City Council decides upon far fewer matters in closed sessions.

    Alderman Kons’s motion on notice is scheduled to be debated (in an open session of the council) tomorrow night.

    “We need to be a leader in transparency and openness, and I wholeheartedly support the new Mayor’s (Anita Dow) approach to consultation,” Alderman Kons wrote in support of his motion.

    “If we have more than three items in closed session, it will be an affront to the mandate the public have given to the new mayor and deputy mayor.”

    In a report for tomorrow night’s meeting, Mr Wardlaw points to state regulations governing council meetings that specify the types of matters that could be discussed in closed sessions.

    “Limiting the number of closed items to be discussed in an agenda has the ability to constrain the ability of the council to function effectively and efficiently,” he wrote.

    “The other consideration is: how would the general manager decide on what items would be discussed at any particular meeting and how would any backlog of decisions be dealt with?”

    Matters that may be discussed in closed sessions under state regulations include personnel matters, industrial matters, contracts, proposals relating to the council acquiring or disposing of land, “trade secrets” of private bodies, matters relating to possible legal action involving a council or council employees and information provided on the basis that it be kept confidential.

    ITEMS the Burnie City Council will discuss behind closed doors at this month’s Council meeting –

    Aldermen’s declarations of interest;confirmation of minutes of last closed session;applications for leave of absence;Burnie Airport Corporation quarterly report;Tas Communications’ quarterly report;general manager’s report;an expression of interest in taking weather observations;a tender relating to landfill rehabilitation;a tender relating to a new clubroom;a tender relating to the aquatic centre development;an expression of interest in acquiring the council’s childcare business;outstanding debtors;an audit committee item;Cradle Coast Authority board minutes;non-agenda items; andauthorisation to disclose confidential information.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 老域名.

  • Never-say-die Jets strike back for draw

    Date: 2018.08.16 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    MOB SCENE: The Jets celebrate their first goal against Canberra. Picture: Max Mason-HubersJETS coach Peter McGuinness lamented a lack of luck for his side as he praised their effort to twice come back from a goal down to draw 3-3 with Canberra United in round 10 of the W-League.

    Newcastle led the perennial powerhouses after six minutes due to an own goal but trailed 2-1 in the 24th minute and 3-2 in the 87th.

    Vice-captain Tara Andrews headed home a cross from Katherine Reynolds in the 89th minute to secure a point for Newcastle.

    The draw at Jack McLaughlan Oval on Saturday left the Jets four points outside the top four in the 12-round competition with a game against Adelaide in hand on their finals rivals.

    McGuinness was proud of his team’s fighting spirit but also their entertaining brand of football.

    ‘‘I thought we did enough to win it,’’ McGuinness said. ‘‘We had a lot of chances. The girls performed really well as a group.

    ‘‘We spoke about the need to lift our intensity and focus, and to play the game out, and they ticked all those boxes.

    ‘‘That team performance and the way we applied ourselves, for me, it was our best showing.

    ‘‘We had people saying as they left the ground that they enjoyed it. The crowd was very vocal and it was an exciting game to watch.

    ‘‘If we can produce that every week for the home crowd, that’s a box ticked.’’

    McGuinness also said the Jets were luckless in the draw.

    He said Reynolds’ own goal came after a deflection, while Canberra’s second goal was the result of a miscued shot which fell to an unmarked Michelle Heyman.

    The visitors’ third goal, scored by Ashleigh Sykes, was awarded despite strong calls from the Jets for a handball in the lead-up.

    ‘‘They had their fair share of luck yesterday, we didn’t get too much luck,’’ McGuinness said on Sunday.

    Angela Salem put Newcastle ahead in the sixth minute with a strike from the edge of the box after a brilliant lead-up while captain Emily van Egmond crossed to Rhali Dobson to strike home in the 67th.

    Elsewhere, Perth sealed the minor premiership with a 5-0 win over Western Sydney, Sydney FC defeated Adelaide 5-0 and Melbourne beat Brisbane 2-1.

  • Jane Riley helps Greater Northern Fury to unbeatable series lead

    Date: 2018.08.16 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    A HAT-TRICK to Burnie’s Jane Riley has helped the Greater Northern Fury claim an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the Get Wines Direct Women’s Intrastate Series following a comprehensive six-wicket win over the Southern Stars at Latrobe on Saturday.

    Along with composed batting from Corinne Hall and Sasha Moloney, the Fury overcome a Southern team boasting international players Heather Knight (England) and Mary Waldron (Ireland).

    With the Stars struggling at 7-106, Riley was brought on to clean up the tail, and she did it in fine style, removing Stephanie Nichols, Emily Molnar and Erin Lawler with successive deliveries, to not only achieve the rare feat but end the Stars innings.

    The Stars won the toss and elected to bat first, and their chances of making a big score improved when the Fury’s star fast bowler Katelyn Fryett injured her knee in the third over. Knight (25) and Paris Crowe (10) added 35 runs for the second wicket, before the introduction of leg spinner Celeste Raack produced a breakthrough.

    Raack (2-25 from 10 overs) found a way through the defences of Crowe, and when Brooke Hepburn (3-16) removed Knight, the Fury was back on top.

    From that point the Fury’s bowlers piled on the pressure, and Lindsay Da Costa (11) and Maddie Blazely (20) were the only other Stars players to reach double figures.

    In reply the Fury lost a couple of early wickets, but Stephanie Carr (19) kept the scoreboard ticking over with some lovely stroke play through the off side before being brought undone by Linsey Da Costa (1-25).

    Tasmanian Roar players Corinne Hall (43) and Sasha Moloney (28 not out) then combined for the pivotal partnership of the match, adding 55 runs for the fourth wicket to effectively end the contest.

    The Fury eventually finished the game at 4-108 in the 31st over, and now lead the five-match series 3-1 heading into the final match at Pontville on November 22.

    Jane Riley

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