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Push for alcohol advertising ban

A PUSH to ban alcohol advertising from all public places in Tasmania is on.
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The Population Health division of the Health Department is arguing for such a ban as a review of the state Liquor Licensing Act continues.

Such a ban would hurt many sports and community organisations sponsored by alcohol companies, or which sell advertising space to them.

The legal definition of public places is very broad.

According to the Hobart Community Legal Service: “The concept of the public place is very wide and includes parks, wharves and jetties, passenger vessels and taxis, churches, theatres and meeting halls, markets and auctions, licensed premises, sports grounds and race courses, police stations and courts, public toilets, schools, banks and shops.”

“Public streets are public places.

“That definition includes much more than is popularly considered to be a street, and includes car parks, petrol station forecourts and the like.

“In short, a public place can be considered to be any place to which the public has access, whether or not the place is otherwise private property.”

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Year 7 and 8’s achievements celebrated

LITHGOW High School staged the last of their presentation days with the Year 7 and Year 8 awards ceremony.
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Once again it was a very successful morning.

Parents, grandparents and friends were all extremely proud of the high standard of recipients that took out a wide array of prestigious awards.

Christopher Seymour played a Chopin Nocturne piano solo performance while Kaitlyn Trounce, Amy Muir and Danielle Roberts sung a beautiful song, Let her Go, by Passenger.

The many awards included academic, sporting, cultural and various other encouragement awards and it was an exceptional morning recognising the outstanding efforts students have achieved during this year.

The recipients and their awards are:

The LJ Hooker award for Academic Excellence: Emma Cross Year 7 and Amy Muir Year 8. Both these girls are exceptional recipients of this award.

Amy and Emma have worked extremely hard to place them in the overall highest ranked student of their years.

Centennial Coal Consistent Endeavour award: Ashton Arnott-Webb and Hayley Robson Year 7 and Samuel Gray and Ayla Shaw Year 8.

Year Advisers Mr Dunn and Mrs Alexander congratulated these dedicated students.

Their consistent hard work and classroom performances have been rewarded with this recognition.

Principal’s Medallion: Leon Geldenhuys and Alannah Stoneley-Sykakis Year 7 and Kaitlyn Trounce and Hannah Smith Year 8.

Delta Electricity Annual Award for School Citizenship: Chloe Anlezark and Zac Arkley-Smith Year 7 and Bree Anlezark and Samuel Gray Year 8.

P and C Encouragement Award is an award which recognises consistent effort: Ben Weller Year 7 and Bree Anlezark and Kiara McDonald Year 8.

AP Diehm Award (an annual award donated by the Mahoney family in memory of their uncle, an RAAF pilot, and their father who always spoke well of the start that Lithgow High School gave him, an award recognising outstanding school citizenship: Finnian Galloway Year 7.

Lithgow Theatre Group Award for Excellence in Drama: Eli George Year 8.

Lithgow Lions Club Award for Excellence in Performing Arts: Amy Muir Year 8.

Lithgow High School staff and students thank all of the community sponsors during 2013, as their continued support of the school is invaluable.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Year 8 Amy Muir and Year 7 Emma Cross presented by School Director Peter Harvey.

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Mendoza starts campaign with a bang

POCKET rocket and 2013 runner up Gil Mendoza has begun his quest for a maiden Lithgow City Bowling major singles title in fine style with a strong victory over Warren Kennedy.
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The City bowlers have been co-operating with the committee’s requests to complete games early to avoid the dreaded play or forfeit which will inevitably come into force.

Both bowlers found the early ends tough going, with neither bowler able to establish a solid lead.

The scores were levelled six times over the opening 14 ends before Mendoza established a seven shot lead on the 17th end.

Kennedy pulled the gap back over the next few ends to trail by a single shot before scoring seven shots over three ends to again establish a handy 26-18 lead.

Kennedy was not to be denied, and with Mendoza only a shot away from victory, Kennedy won a series of ends to be in with a slim chance at 30-24 down.

Mendoza claimed the early round match with a single shot to run out a good 31-24 winner.

In the club pairs title quest, defending champions Cec McAndrew and Maurie Nugent bowed out with an early 25-21 loss to White Ng and Garry Sutherland, although McAndrew and Nugent forced to game into an extra end after the scores were tied at 21-all after the allotted 21 ends.

This was mainly due to a fine six shots on the 15th end to put McAndrew and Nugent in front 15-13.

Another four on the 19th end again put the defending champions in front 21-15 but 10 shots over the final three ends saw Ng and Sutherland claim victory.

Also advancing to the next round were Jim Bannerman and Peter Hardie who were never headed in their 20-16 win over Al Kenniff and Kerry Clarke.

The victory was set up in the opening stages with Bannerman and Hardie racing away to a 9-nil lead after only five ends.

Kenniff and Clarke fought back strongly to win eight of the next nine ends to bring the game to 11-all, and then tie it up again at 16-all on the 19th end.

Victory was sealed through Bannerman and Hardie claiming three shots on the last end.

Bowlers involved in the singles and pairs championships are to watch the draw carefully for the play or forfeit dates.

The sheet is also on the board for the club’s minor singles championships.

Social bowls

Sunday mixed: A big 16+31 result gave Don Kipp, Rick Slaven and Gloria Davidson the top prize, although the trio of Davie Hunter, Iggy Vadkerti and Gloria Clarke thought they must have been in with a shot with their 13+15 scoreline, having to settle for the second placed prize.

Saturday men: The margins were tighter for the men bowlers on Saturday when the major prize went to Terry Reed, Peter Kearney and Dave Benjamin with 14+8, edging out a fours team of Kerry Clarke, Bill Neubeck, Al Davies and Ron Young with their 13+10 win.

Friday mixed: Mike Johnson skipped John Posker and Phil Kellond to the top prize, their 13+11 edging out Joe Banasiak, Bev Wiggins and Alan Lindsay who finished the day with a 13+4 win.

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Pugsley emerges victorious

THE Wallerawang bowlers have been active right up to the new year and in their major singles Craig Pugsley gave Lionel Hawkens some hurry up as he got away to lead 9-1.
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Hawkens got back to level at 13-all but ‘The Baker’ Pugsley shot away to win 31-23.

The two Ian Macs clashed and it was Ian McMillan who led 22-4 before going on with the job to beat Ian McManus 31-11.

Dave Nunan led Peter Piggott 11-7 early but then got over-run as Piggott found his range and ran away to win 31-23.

Tony Holden gave a lot of cheek in his game against ‘Tiger’ Feltham as he led 9-1 and then 14-7.

Feltham came back to level on 15-all and then took full control to win 31-16.

Pairs

In the pairs, president Des Francis combined with son Darren against Mike McNamara and Greg Anderson.

Darren was the best bowler on the green as he led his dad to a 15-nil lead after six ends.

It never got any better for Anderson and McNamara as they went down 28-11.

The Jasons — Nunan and Fraser — showed no Christmas spirit as they defeated Lance Gillespie and Ron Vidler 22-13.

Mixed pairs

In a semi final of the mixed pairs, Pommie Williams was given an armchair ride as his partner Cassie Ford found form early to give her team a 28-2 victory over Barbara Heath and Kim Alexander.

In the socials Geoff Flynn and Dommie Rainsford got up on the last end to beat Kim Alexander and Craig Pugsley 18-17.

Reg Warner has made a welcome comeback as he and Dick Bulkeley beat Daryl Archer and Greg Anderson 32-10.

Jim Brown and Ray Palmer beat Bob Ray and George Glencorse 17-14 while Jack Nicol and Bruce Robinson defeated the father and son team of Les and Ian Pender the score being 24-17.

Thursday Turnarounds

The Thursday Turnarounds continue with wins to the Swingers, The Tiggers, The Rangers. The No Bias beat the No Ballers.

The Builders the Gathers and the Dough Rollers were all winners.

Craig Pugsley

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Welcome rest has Emily ready to go

EXCITING young athlete Emily Watts has enjoyed putting her feet up over the holidays for a well earned rest.
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It has been a very busy time since competing in November.

She has been overwhelmed with the sponsorship from Raine and Horne Lithgow and thanks goes to Jaharn and Lynette for their support and thanks also go to the Workmens Club for their contribution.

Emily is looking forward to showing off her new Tri suit next year in what will be a big year with WRAS in 2014.

In late November Emily made the trip to Challenge Forster with the weather less than ideal and challenging for all competitors.

She competed in the enticer distance consisting of a 300m swim, 8km ride and 2km Run, suffering a few costly mishaps in transition that hurt her overall placing — but showed promising technical skills in the ride leg.

Emily was placed ninth in her age group and learned some valuable lessons for her next challenge.

The weekend of December 14 and 15 had Emily travelling to Kurrajong to compete in the 3000m for the Lithgow Little Athletic Club in the Zone Championship.

After a big week of training, Emily came out strong and coasted into the lead for her age, sitting on the shoulder of first place.

At the bell lap, Emily surged ahead and blew away the field with a very strong finish.

She backed up her success at the Bathurst Triathlon — a 250m swim, 12km bike and 2km run — and finished well against some strong adult competition finishing sixth.

Finally, on December 21, Emily competed with the Penrith Triathlon Club at the Regatta Centre at Penrith over the enticer distance.

After a much improved swim, she had a strong ride over the very fast bike course, with the temperature pushing 35.

The run was tough but she finished the year with a good race placing fourth female overall and second female under 17.

Her efforts are all the more meritorious considering Emily is 13 years of age and competes against triathletes many years her senior.

Emily Watts

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Sex offender arrested after Corella Place brawl

WINDOWS were smashed and three men were bashed at an Ararat corrections centre, home to some of the state’s worst sex fiends, as the calendar year ticked over.
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A sex offender, 29, was arrested and remanded in custody pending a court appearance after police were called to Corella Place shortly after midnight.

Police alleged the man assaulted three other residents.

One of the victims was taken to East Grampians Health Service inArarat for treatment.

He was later discharged and returned to Corella Place.

Ararat Crime Investigation Unit Detective Acting Sergeant Guy Menhennitt said the attacker was also charged with property damage.

“He then smashed the windows of the administration building,” he said.

Corella Place is a residential centre for sex offenders who have finished their sentences, but are still too dangerous to be released back into the community.

It is next door to the Hopkins Correctional Centre, about two kilometres from the Ararat central business district.

BRAWL: The grounds of Corella Place, a sex offenders’ facility in Ararat. Picture: PAT SCALA

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Police say public mostly behaved on New Year’s

BENDIGO police have reported very few incidents for New Year’s Eve.
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Acing InspectorPaul Gardiner said mostrevelerswere well-behaved.

“We had the usual occasional noisy parties that you get later in the night on New Year’s Eve but there wasonly two drunks that were arrested for the night,” he said.

Acting Inspector Gardiner said the cancellation of the fireworks meant fewer people were in the CBD.

“It’s been a tradition for a lot of people,” she said.

“That said, those people who are coming in for that, I don’t think they are the ones who are giving us the grief anyway.

“They’re the families who want to enjoy seeing the New Year come in who attend the fireworks.

“I’d just like to think perhaps the culture of people over indulging and misbehaving and all of that may be slowlyturning.

“The publicexpectationis that people can go out and have an enjoyable night without being subject to anti-social behaviour.”

Acting Inspector Gardiner said Bendigo had mirrored a state-wide trend.

“If you look at thingsstate-wide there was 174 drunk arrests compared to 240 last year, there was 141 reportedassaultscompared to 182 last year and the total arrested was 293compared to 356 last year,” he said.

“Iwould like to think that trend, and what we’re seeing through, is demonstration thethe message is getting through and family’sare enjoying these nights.”

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Bad weather delays rescue

A PLANNED helicopter rescue of passengers stuck on an Antarctic research ship that’s been lodged in ice since Christmas Day will not go ahead today because of bad weather.
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The helicopter on Chinese ship Xue Long is standing by to pick up the stranded MV Akademik Shokalskiy passengers after attempts by several ships, most recently the Aurora Australis, to break the ice and free the ship failed.

A spokeswoman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said the helicopter was ready to go but was waiting until the weather eased to pick up the 52 passengers, who would be taken back to Xue Long and then transferred to the Aurora Australis.

Xue Long is located nine nautical miles north of the Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shokalskiy, at the edge of the packed ice. Its helicopter can only take 12 passengers at a time and will have to make five trips.

AMSA said the Akademik’s 22 crew members are expected to stay with the ship.

Aurora Australis was forced to abandon its rescue attempts yesterday at the risk of becoming stuck in sea ice itself. It is about 16 nautical miles east of the MV Akademik Shokalskiy.

Even once they’re on board the Aurora Australis, the rescued passengers will have weeks to go at sea.

The Aurora Australis is due to resupply Casey Station and will not return to Hobart for several weeks.

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Gallery: 2013 in pictures by The Examiner  photographer Geoff Robson 

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson. 2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.
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2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

2013 in pictures. Photo: Geoff Robson.

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Bay’s first grade bowled over by Shoalhaven 

NEW RECRUIT: Trent Innes knocked up 35 runs for Batemans Bay first grade in its loss against Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen’s at the Lighthouse Oval in Ulladulla. SALMON SMASHER: Chad Salmon smashed 12 boundaries on his way to 122 in Batemans Bay’s third grade win against Berry Shoalhaven Heads.
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First grade

AFTER winning the toss from Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen’s, Batemans Bay elected to bat at Lighthouse Oval in Ulladulla on December 21.

After a slow start, Matt Sethi (27), new recruit Trent Innes (35) and Marc Stiller (42) helped the Bay to make a respectable 8/161 in its 45 overs.

Ex-Servos did not need many batsmen to take the win.

Daniel Gleeson hit an unbeaten 91 runs, proving yet again why he is such a dangerous weapon for his team.

Gleeson smashed 10 boundaries and two sixes and only needed assistance from Simon Schmotz (20) and Chris Bramley (19) for his team to take the win in 26 overs.

Second grade

EX-SERVOS proved why they sit comfortably on top of the table after making 262 in their innings against Batemans Bay at Hayden Drexel Oval.

Brandon Booth (68) and Dean Trost (88) hit a combined 25 boundaries to put their team on 3/195 after both were dismissed.

But Chris Weller (24) and Syd Weller (21 not out) picked up the slack and Ex-Servos were 9/262 at the change of innings.

Batemans Bay was well up for the chase and showed the depth in its batting line-up as Jake Cooper (31), Zac Henstock (16), Corey McAlpin (32), Tom McAlpin (26) and Sam Bennett (19) all gave the Ex-Servos’ bowlers cause for concern.

But Ex-Servos’ Rodney Craig (2/31) and Matt Smit (2/42) remained steadfast in their deliveries, and the Bay finished the game on 188 runs.

Third grade

BATEMANS Bay’s third grade side continued to fly the flag for the club with a 110-run demolition of Berry Shoalhaven Heads.

Chad Salmon led the way for the Bay. In his 122 runs were eight fours and four sixes.

He was supported by Brett Woolridge (26), Shaun Lloyd (35), and Mark Reidy (25 not out). The Bay completed its 40 overs with 226 runs

In reply, Berry could only manage 116 against the stylish Bay bowlers.

Captain Tony Nunn led his team to victory with 3/37 while Shaun Lloyd (3/11) and Mark Reidy (2/16) were also the best for the Bay.

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