苏州美睫培训 21/06/2019

Nuclear fallout

IN the 1960s 11 holes were blown into one of the country’s largest seagrass meadows.
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It was at Hole in the Wall in Booderee National Park, when seismic testing was used to check ground stability for a proposed nuclear testing facility.

Nearly 50 years later, the holes are clearly visible on Google Earth and aren’t expected to grow back for another 100 years.

This week marine ecologist Dr Peter Macreadie will be taking sediment cores from the damaged areas and measuring the carbon loss from the area.

The Chancellor’s Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, Dr Macreadie specialises in seagrass and its ability to store carbon.

Dr Macreadie will be joined by a team of technicians, a PHD student and a research assistant who together will be drilling into the seabed to take core samples.

Working from a large punt out of Murray’s Beach boat ramp the team will use a hydraulic pile driving system to hammer the seven metre aluminium sample tubes into the seabed.

Samples are then stored and returned to his laboratory for testing.

“Seagrass can store carbon for thousands of years. It’s 35 times more powerful than tropical rainforest and it’s an important natural way of slowing down climate change,” said Dr Macreadie.

However, seagrass is not included in the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, and Dr Macreadie would like to see this changed.

He expected an analysis of sediment from the Hole in the Wall cores to show a massive carbon loss and he hoped to use this data to have seagrass included in the inventory.

The National Greenhouse Gas Inventory measures greenhouse gas emissions produced by agriculture and industry, but failing to take into account the effect of seagrass loss is a huge error according to Dr Macreadie.

“People don’t realise the significance of seagrass – Australia’s lost 50 per cent since records began. If carbon is $23 per tonne, that’s $45 billion dollars.”

SEA SCIENCE: Dr Peter Macreadie (right) with PhD student Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, UTS research assistant Stacey Ong and technical officer Rod Hungerford will be taking sediment cores from seagrass beds in Jervis Bay this week.

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苏州美睫培训 21/06/2019

‘Still not happy’: Glenroy postcode chaos ‘fixed’

THE confusion surrounding postcodes in the Glenroy area has been eliminated with Albury Council confirming the boundaries of the suburb.
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In a letter to residents in recent days, the Norris Park estate has been included in the Glenroy postcode of 2640.

The suburb has been locked in as the area west of Burrows Road and also includes Hume Country Estate.

But not everyone is happy.

David Kefford and his wife Mary, who live in the Hume Gardens area of Norris Park, have considered themselves long-term residents of Lavington even though they are listed in the phone book as being in Glenroy.

Lavington has a 2641 postcode, but Glenroy’s postcode of 2640 is shared by Albury, North Albury, West Albury and Splitters Creek.

“It hasn’t gone away, put it that way,” Mr Kefford said.

“I’ve been here 40 years and everything on the north side of Union Road has always been Lavington.

“Everything on the other side has been North Albury.

“But the bottom line is we probably have to accept it.”

The northern boundary separating Glenroy and Lavington runs along the ridge to the north of Norris Park.

Glenroy residents who need to make an triple-0 call must cite Glenroy and 2640 as their suburb and postcode as Norris Park is not in the present


The council will also check the postal addresses of residents to ensure they have the correct details.

Residents are being urged to contact electricity and gas suppliers and make any necessary changes as privacy laws prevent the council correcting any anomalies.

Addresses and postcodes on drivers’ licences should also be changed if they are not in line with the new arrangements.

The Roads and Maritime Services has the authority to override information.

Cr David Thurley, who lives in Norris Park and raised the issue at last week’s council meeting, said he was satisfied the issues had been resolved.

“For a lot of the residents it was a situation of some of their own making,” he said.

“If you went to an insurance company and said this is where I live, they write down what you tell them.

“Some of the confusion arose like that.”

Glenroy has been locked in as the area west of Burrows Road (major road to the right of photo) and also includes Hume Country Estate.

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苏州美睫培训 21/06/2019

Hospital crisis: Doctors urge local action

BIG employers in Albury-Wodonga are being urged to lobby the state and federal governments for adequate money for the crisis-hit public hospital system.
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Border Medical Association chairwoman Tracey Merriman yesterday said it was plain Albury Wodonga Health was “behind the eight-ball” when compared with Victorian hospitals.

“Big employers should tell governments their staff and their families deserve a good standard of healthcare here,” Dr Merriman said.

“If people waiting for surgery can’t go back to work because they are kept waiting, that has an impact on our economy.”

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Dr Merriman’s comments follow revelations Albury Wodonga Health’s elective surgery waiting list for public patients will hit 4000 this week and could rise by 300 a month.

The service is closing beds and inviting 50 redundancies from its 1200 staff to tackle a $3.9 million funding cut in its $180 million budget over the next five months.

Dr Merriman said the medical association, with about 100 members, was working with Albury Wod­onga Health to handle the situation and achieve efficencies in the system.

But the Border continued to suffer because it wasn’t allowed to catch up on historical underfunding of the cities’ pre-merger hospital services.

Vascular surgeon John Rophael last week said he was withdrawing from practice in Albury because Albury Wodonga Health had ceased funding his work for public patients.

Mr Rophael, who also operates in Melbourne, said he could not maintain a practice in Albury with only private patients.

Dr Merriman feared more surgeons could also go elsewhere if difficulties securing time in the hospitals were not resolved.

The Border Medical Association strongly supports the single cross-border hospital service, with acute cases handled in Albury, while also maintaining Wodonga hospital.

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“The community must be more vocal in getting more money for the service,” she said.

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苏州美睫培训 21/06/2019

Corowa kidnap by knife, golf club and secateurs

A PASSENGER in a vehicle pulled over by police in Lavington on Monday night ran to the highway patrol vehicle to tell police he had been kidnapped at Corowa, a court heard yesterday.
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The man told police he had been threatened with a golf club, garden secateurs and a knife and was tied up after a demand for money.

The court was told Anthony Richard Illarietti had demanded $1000 and the victim made a phone banking transfer so money could be withdrawn from an ATM.

Police had seen Illarietti driving and talking on a mobile phone in Lavington about 7.25pm on Monday and had stopped him.

He had attempted to drive away after the victim escaped, but Illarietti was stopped and arrested.

An alleged woman accomplice, Krystal Joy Stewart, was also arrested and when searched, $900 in $50 notes was found hidden in her bra.

Illarietti, 29, of Kaitlers Road, Lavington, and Stewart, 31, of Corowa, appeared in custody in Albury Local Court, each charged with detaining a person for their advantage.

Stewart was also charged with intimidating a police officer.

She allegedly told an arresting police officer: “Your wife and kids are dead. I am going to kill them”.

Illarietti made no application for bail with a breach of parole warrant outstanding.

Police opposed bail for Stewart, but she was released provided she reported daily to police, observed a nightly curfew and did not contact any witnesses.

The charges against Illarietti and Stewart have been adjourned until April 8.

Magistrate Megan Greenwood was told the victim had previously met Stewart who was working at a Corowa hotel.

Illarietti and Stewart went to the victim’s home about 2pm on Monday and entered through a back door.

Illarietti had a golf club and told the victim they had “stuff to work out”.

Illarietti lifted his shirt revealing garden secateurs and a knife which were put on an ironing board.

The victim, fearing for his safety, transferred $1000 and provided his bank card and PIN.

He was tied up and Stewart kept watch on him while Illarietti left and later returned with money that was given to her.

The victim was told to get some clothes and Illarietti got alcohol and cigarettes before leaving for Albury.

When police stopped Illarietti, he walked around and stood in front of the rear passenger window.

The victim was in the back seat with child-proof locks on the doors, but he wound down a window to get out.

After her arrest, police searched Stewart’s bag and found rope and garden secateurs.

A golf club was found in the vehicle and a knife about 28 centimetres long was in the glove box.

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苏州美睫培训 21/06/2019

Tough job awaits O’Loughlin’s opponent

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THE Rock-Yerong Creek coach Michael Mazzocchi is yet to decide which Magpies defenders will get the chance to play on AFL legend Michael O’Loughlin in April’s Anzac Challenge.

O’Loughlin was last week announced as a cameo signing for Marrar and will make his one and only appearance in the Bombers jumper at Robertson Oval on Friday, April 19.

TRYC is the club lucky enough to line up against the former Sydney Swans power forward and Mazzocchi says his players can’t wait for the opportunity.

But he is unsure who will get the tough job of trying to limit O’Loughlin’s influence on the game.

“When you’re talking about AFL footballers they don’t come much better than O’Loughlin,” Mazzocchi said.

“It’s a fantastic thing for the league.

“I would love to have him on our side instead, but all our blokes are looking forward to it.

“I’m assuming he will play deep forward and we will have to talk about winning the footy out of the middle so we don’t give him any opportunity.

“I’ll probably look at trying one or two blokes on him.

“I’ll do some homework, find out how fit he is and how much footy he has been playing before we decide what we are going to do.”

TRYC would have been an early favourite to beat Marrar in the opening game of the Farrer League season but O’Loughlin’s arrival is likely to even out the market.

Key Magpies defender Mitch Glasgow’s availability for the game is up in the air after indicating he will not play this season due to work commitments in West Wyalong.

Mazzocchi is not sweating on the decision just yet and says he will worry about his team before thinking about O’Loughlin.

TRYC last week unveiled its newest addition to Victoria Park with the signing of Albury footballer Casey Hillary.

Hillary has followed good mate Tom Yates to the club and Mazzocchi says he will slot into the Magpies’ first grade team nicely.

“I haven’t seen him play, but I know he played at Holbrook and last year he played seconds at Albury Tigers,” he said.

“I rate that O&M second grade pretty highly and he looks like he will be handy for us.

“His fitness is good and he his skills look good.”

Hillary played on a wing in Albury last season but, standing at over six feet tall, Mazzocchi says he may use him across the half forward line.

Hillary joins Yates, Tim Mathieson, Ted Fellows, Zac Woods and Luke Brooks as TRYC’s gains this off-season.

TRYC backman Cameron Johnson is one player in line to get the job on AFL legend Michael O’Loughlin when he cameos for Marrar in April’s Anzac Challenge.

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