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More lines to guide local drivers

Apr 20 2019 Published by under 南京夜网

More lines will be marked in Rankin Street to help drivers navigate a bend in the road either side of Browne Lane.
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The misalignment of the centreline of Rankin Street either side of Browne Lane was discussed a couple of years ago, and council’s traffic advisory committee decided to install an off-centre line along Rankin Street.

The idea was to help cars lining up to cross Browne Lane be in the right place to go straight across, not having to swerve to miss oncoming cars.

Now the committee has heard that the line is not long enough and does not provide enough guidance for traffic in either direction.

“Traffic travelling west are in the centre of the road and need to veer across to be on the right side of the off-centred BB line,” a report to council’s June meeting said.

“In addition cars travelling west cross Browne Lane find themselves over the centre of the road once they have passed the new BB line and potentially travelling head-on into oncoming traffic.

Council will extend the line back to the centre of the road all the way to theGrenfell Street crossing.

Lane edge lines will also be included in the extra work to be done.

In other matters considered at Forbes Shire Council’s June meeting,York Street will be the first street to get some extra lighting.

Councillors supporting a proposal to install three new streetlights between Quarry Road and Bedgerabong Road.

Council will place the lights on existing power poles at a cost of $15,000.

Councillors were offered the option of installing one light on a new pole to meet Australian standards on the spacing between lights.That would have cost $22,000.

“Council has consulted with several registered companies that routinely install new streetlights for local government and they have advised that at the consent of council, new street lights can be designed and installed outside the guidelines but still under the approval of Essential Energy,” director of engineering and technical services John Zannes said in his report to council’s June meeting.

“This is common practice and has the advantage of installing more lighting with the budget available.”

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Rep footy a plus for Frizell

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Backing up: Dragons forward Tyson Frizell. Picture: Chris LaneSt George Illawarra may be the biggest beneficiaries of Tyson Frizell’s outstanding performance in Origin II last Wednesday night.
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The back-rower was arguably the Blues’ best in their loss in Brisbane which handed Queensland their 10thseries victory from the last 11.

And Frizell, who is likely to back up againagainst Manly on Monday night, said he would be better for experiencing the elite level of the game.

“Being on that kind of stage and playing part in one of the toughest games of the season, I think you can only take positives out of it and hopefully transfer that into club land,” he said.

“To see how packed the stadium was and how loud everyone was, it was really memorable.

“Standing there singing the anthem and seeing all your family out the front that have come all the way up to support you was very special to me.”

Frizell almost pulled off one of the great Origin try-saving tackles, ankle tapping Dane Gagai after a 50-metre chase,before the Queensland winger scored the first try of the match.

It was that kind of effort that showedwhy many have now marked the24-year-old as a mainstay for future NSW sides.

“I probably shouldn’t have been able to get anywhere near him but I did my best and was hopeful of getting as close as I could,” he said.

“It was disappointing not to make the difference then and I’m sure anyone else in my position would’ve done the same thing.You have a responsibility to fill when you’re handed that jersey.”

Frizell also praised the NSW set up which he said helped him prepare for the game after being thrown in as a late replacement for the suspended Wade Graham.

Frizell used his previous experience as the Blues’ 18th-man and development player to his advantage on game night, remaining cool under pressure throughout the 80 minutes.

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Court out by the big wet

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ONGOING wet weather has left Bathurst Netball Association with a slippery problem.
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The association’s 1300 players call the John Matthews Netball Complex home, but the courts are a safety risk each time it rains, according to association president Catherine Welch.

Late Friday she had her eyes on the sky still hopeful that the rain would ease off for Saturday’s games.

“We’re all nervously watching to see what tomorrow’s [Saturday] weather will be,” she said.

“If play gets cancelled we will have only played one game in eight weeks. I think this is the worst season for being rained out.”

Ms Welch said that each time it rains the complex’s 14 courts, which are supposed to be all-weather courts, become slippery.

“That’s why we call it off – because it’s slippery, not because we don’t want to get wet,” she said.

With no indoor netball complex in the city, Ms Welch said options are limited to allow players to play their games.

The Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium is sometimes used but is not always available at late notice and it is significantly smaller than the John Matthews Netball Complex.

“The problem is we go from 14 courts to four and the only way to do that is to reduce it from an hour to a half-hour for each game,” Ms Welch said.

“Then the Netta Grade [non-competitive eight to nine-year-olds] can’t play.”

Ms Welch said rained-out games and a lack of an appropriate indoor stadium leave players and the association frustrated.

“It’s a hard call to make and I take full responsibility … yes, it’s frustrating and it’s not great, but safety is the highest priority,” she said.

“There’s no capacity to make up those games … it can have a significant impact on the ladder.

“In a perfect world we’d have an indoor stadium like Orange.”

Meanwhile, Chifley Local Area Command Inspector David Abercrombie has urged motorists to drive to the conditions with frost and snow predicted around some parts of the region.

He asked people not to call Bathurst Police Station to check road conditions, but to refer to the Live Traffic smartphone app or online at 梧桐夜网livetraffic南京夜网.

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Clubs called on to help with BCA format

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THE clubs are being called on to help determine the make-up of the 2016-17 Ballarat Cricket Association firstsseason.
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In a statement released on Friday, the BCA outlined two options which havebeen sent to clubs forconsideration.

The first scenario is one which entails ninerounds of two-day cricket,where each clubwouldplayeightmatches and have onebye. It would also include threerounds of one-day cricket, which wouldincorporatetwomatches and another bye each.

“This option would see all teams play each other once in a two-day formatand play twoteams twice,” thestatement read.

“This option would mean the requirement for the regional T20 competition would see at least twoextraSundays included for preliminary matches then a finals series.”

Option two has a strong Twenty20 flavour.

Under this model, the season, like option one, would include nine rounds of two-day cricket, butalsohaveninerounds of T20s, where each club would play eight games andhave onebye.

“This option would see all teams play each other twice and have twobyes,” it read.

“It would require only oneextra day added to the fixture (Sunday) and be played for points contributing totheregular season ladder, but also contribute to a separate T20 ladder in which a finals series wouldbeplayed to determine the BCA representative club for the regional tournament.”

With the AFL grand final again being played in October –which takes away a traditional day of cricket in the BCA–theassociation has put in a request to the City of Ballarat to extend the season through to theweekend ofApril 1-2 next year.

BCA firsts will have just nine teams in 2016-17 following the withdrawal of Coronet City from thecompetition.

Friday’sstatement outlined that itis the BCA board’s intention to lock in the firsts fixture before attendingtotheseconds, thirds and fourthsdivisions“with the aim to align all together wherever practicable”.

The association has asked clubs to consider the two options –or offer additional ideas –andprovideapreference by Friday, July 8.

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Guilty verdicts on Devonport violence

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A Devonport man has been found guilty of two charges stemming from a vicious assaultin a unit.
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A Supreme Court jury in Burnie on Friday found the man guilty of assault, and of committing an unlawful attack intended to cause bodily harm, both in April 2014.

He had pleaded not guilty to both, giving evidence his involvement in the violence ended after an initial fight with the male complainant.

The defence case was that the serious violence against the complainant was not caused by the accused man, but by another man.

That man had already been sentenced over the incident.

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The accused man gave evidence the other man threw him off the complainant, then attacked the complainant himself.

After the verdicts were delivered, defence counsel Greg Richardson put to Justice Robert Pearce that the weight of the evidence was the other man was the “primary offender”.

Mr Richardson argued that was in the sense of him being the person who inflicted the “serious” violence.

Mr Richardson also argued the previous criminal record of the other man was far more serious than that of his client.

He said his client’s previous record contained nothing remotely resembling theseriousness of the matters which led to the trial.

He also argued the factual basis on which the other man was sentenced was more serious than the factual basis for the upcoming sentencing of his client.

The accused man had been in custody since November 4 last year.

Justice Pearce remanded him in custody to next appear on Wednesday.

It is not yet clear if the man will be sentenced then.

The man, who is in his 20s, is not being named for legal reasons.

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