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A chance to learn new skills

May 20 2019 Published by under 南京夜网

Cooking skills: Mater Dei students will have the chance to learn hospitality skills in their new purpose-built facility.Young people with intellectual disabilities will learn valuable skills at Mater Dei’s new hospitality school.
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The school will officially open its doors in July.

CEOand principal Tony Fitzgerald said the purpose-built facility would provide young people with a place to develop their skills.

“We have a commitment to the principle that people with a disability have the right to access employment,” he said.

“We will help them to learn the skills they need to make meaningful contributions in the workplace.

“I want these young people with disabilities to have genuine opportunities for lifelong learningand real jobs that give them the chance to show their greatness.”

The fully equipped facility will allow students to learn a full range of skills across all industry settings includingshopping,cooking, cleaning and serving.

Mr Fitzgerald said the building was funded thanks to the local community.

“The money we have used to build the centre has been raised through our fundraising efforts,” he said.

“It’s a great community initiative.

“A lot of the good work that happens here is thanks to the warmth and support from the local community.”

Mr Fitzgerald said the school would initially focus on helping Mater Dei students.

“Then we will offer it other people with disabilitieswho have left school but would like to learn these skills,” he said.

“We have plans to line up with a registered training organisation so that students will be officially certified.”

The school will have nine individual cooking bays, a serving area and teaching spaces.

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A chance to learn new skills

May 20 2019 Published by under 南京夜网

Cooking skills: Mater Dei students will have the chance to learn hospitality skills in their new purpose-built facility.Young people with intellectual disabilities will learn valuable skills at Mater Dei’s new hospitality school.
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The school will officially open its doors in July.

CEOand principal Tony Fitzgerald said the purpose-built facility would provide young people with a place to develop their skills.

“We have a commitment to the principle that people with a disability have the right to access employment,” he said.

“We will help them to learn the skills they need to make meaningful contributions in the workplace.

“I want these young people with disabilities to have genuine opportunities for lifelong learningand real jobs that give them the chance to show their greatness.”

The fully equipped facility will allow students to learn a full range of skills across all industry settings includingshopping,cooking, cleaning and serving.

Mr Fitzgerald said the building was funded thanks to the local community.

“The money we have used to build the centre has been raised through our fundraising efforts,” he said.

“It’s a great community initiative.

“A lot of the good work that happens here is thanks to the warmth and support from the local community.”

Mr Fitzgerald said the school would initially focus on helping Mater Dei students.

“Then we will offer it other people with disabilitieswho have left school but would like to learn these skills,” he said.

“We have plans to line up with a registered training organisation so that students will be officially certified.”

The school will have nine individual cooking bays, a serving area and teaching spaces.

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Frizell backs Daley’s development strategy

May 20 2019 Published by under 南京夜网

GOOD TIMING: Dragons forward Tyson Frizell says time in NSW camp as 18th man helped him make an outstanding Origin debut. Picture: Getty DRAGONS back-rower Tyson Frizell has backed the NSW development player strategy amid calls for Blues coach Laurie Daley to hand debuts to host of young players in the upcoming Origin III dead rubber.
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With Queensland having already locked up this year’s seriesthere has been a push for the likes of Bryce Cartwright, Joey Leilua, James Tedesco and Wade Graham to be given Origin debuts in preparation for future series.

Daley has slowly brought about generational change having let Anthony Watmough andLuke Lewisgo in recent seasons while Origin veterans Beau Scott, Ryan Hoffman and Trent Merrin were all passed over for this year’s series.

The Blues 10thseries loss in 11 years has prompted calls for skipper Paul Gallen and fellow veterans Robbie Farah and Greg Bird to make way for the next generation but Daley has repeatedly said he won’t throw any rookies tothe wolvesprematurely.

Many have pointed to Frizell’s outstanding debut on Wednesdayas evidence young players can handle the step-up but the 25-year-old credited his time in camp as 18th manover the past two seasons with helping himhandethe Suncorp cauldron.

League writers Mitch Jennings and Tim Barrow talk NRL and Illawarra Coal League“I certainly think if I hadn’t had that experience of coming into camp and was just thrown in the deep end it would have been a lot tougher for me,” Frizell said.

“You only really get one chance to prove yourself in those big games and all the development stuff and being 18thman did really help me.

“It really helped my development and it gave me that drive to push myself to play a lot better. I think it’s the right set-up and it was definitely a big help for me.”

Daley said post-match that Frizell’s Scott Satleresque chase on runaway winger Dane Gagai will be replayed in Blues camp for years to come asan example of what makes an Origin player.

“It’s certainly something nice to hear,” Frizell said.

“It’s something we spoke about that when you get given that jersey you’re given a responsibility and at that stage of the game it was something I just had to do.

“I got checked a bit at the start and just did my best. I thought I could probably get him even thoughI probably shouldn’t have been able to get anywhere near him.

I was hopeful of getting as close as I could to make a play before he got to the try-line. UnfortunatelyI couldn’t finish it offin the end but I think whoever was in my position would’ve done the same thing.”

Frizell sat out Friday’s captain’s run but will play against Newcastle in Saturday and said he’ll be high on confidence on the back of his Blues debut.

“You definitely take a bit of confidence out of being on that stage andyou hope to take some positives out of that and transfer that into club footy,” Frizell said.

“I’ve actuallyI pulled up pretty sweet,I’ve only got a couple of bumps and bruises.It’s not going to be easy on the body but it’s something that has to be done.

“I’ve done it before [after City-Country] and have other players so I’ll be sweet.Everyone does it and I’ll be switched on ready to go.”

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Poppy funds for mildew research

May 20 2019 Published by under 南京夜网

Poppy harvesting. Industry body Poppy Growers Tasmania held its AGM on Wednesday in Launceston. Picture: Brodie Weeding. A world class research project into systemic mildew has been secured for the Tasmanian poppy industry, after extra funds were announced at the Poppy Growers Tasmania annual general meeting.
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The project has been running for the past two years but funding was expected to run out by the end of the year but was successful in attracting funding from the Australian Research Council.

Poppy Growers Tasmania (PGT) CEO Keith Rice said being successful in attracting that funding was like “winning a gold medal at the Olympics” but even despite that, the project had a shortfall.

Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff announced the state government would assist to fund a research project into systemic mildew. Picture: Cordell Richardson.

The shortfall was being addressed by a “Coalition” in the industry, that comprises of the state government, PGT, Tas Alkaloids and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA).

At the PGT AGM Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff announced the state government would add to its initial funding commitment to complete the shortfall the project needed.

“It was a complete surprise, we didn’t know it was going to happen so it was the highlight of the evening,” Mr Rice said.

Mr Rice said the project, that would be spearheaded by TIA, was a world class project that would allow the industry to better understand the mildew pest, that was first discovered in poppy crops in Tasmania in 2014.

Tas Alkaloids director Doug Blackaby spoke at the Poppy Growers Tasmania AGM. Picture: file.

“This research program is world class, Tasmania is the only place it can be done, and it will ensure the integrity of the poppy crop for years to come,” Mr Rice said.

The AGM also heard presentations from Tasmanian Irrigation’s Nicola Morris and Tas Alkaloids Doug Blackaby.

“We spoke about the world market, there is a realisation that we supply a global market and when there is an interruption to slow down that market we feel the impact, it’s more accentuated in our industry that any other,” Mr Rice said.

One of the state’s two large poppy processors, Tas Alkaloids announced in May it would needless than half the crop it usually bought from its suppliers.Mr Rice said the industry would focus on improving production in the hectares it had rather than increasing crop size to get through the next season.

Tasmanian Irrigation’s Nicola Morris was one of the speakers at the Poppy Growers Tasmania AGM.

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Letters to the editor

May 20 2019 Published by under 南京夜网

REMOVAL OF ELECTORAL SIGNAGEHow proud I am to live in a community so accepting of a diversity of political viewpoints…No wait, I don’t.
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I live in a community where people will trespass on private property in order to remove a ‘Vote Greens’ sign. I guess I should be pleased it lasted nearly two weeks…

Laoise De Bhaldraithe

Hartys Plains

FIG TREES IN HASTINGS STREET ARE BEING NEGLECTEDThe fig trees in Hastings Street were saved from being removed, and the council moved two motions to maintain them, and have a proper strategy put in place for the care and better management.

A request last year to council outlining the health of the trees receieved no response to me. I’ve again written to the council this month asking for an independent arborist to look at the health. The trees from Young to Bain are poorly. The lack of proper care shows.

The gardens from Young to High Street were planted with colourful cordylines and xanadu plants. Most of them have died due to lack of care, costing ratepayers’ money. These need attention.

These trees were planted and paid for by locals back in 1938. \Where is council’s respect for the families in Wallace Street?

The date palms are heritage as well, and families paid five shillings each. They also are not shownthe respect from Council. The museum has all the history that people should be aware of with regard to the town’s heritage.

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Wauchope

Ahoy there – for Cruise offers week, Wauchope Travel’s Robyn Flanagan, Donna McHugh and Jenny Pursehouse got in the mood by dressing up.

OUR SELFISHNESS OR OUR WILDLIFE?If we ask anyone, are they interested in our wildlife and the environment, the answer is always yes and they want them to be protected and our native species to be saved.

The unfortunate truth is that most Australians only wantto look after our wildlife, as long as it doesn’t interfere with what they want to do. They certainly don’t want anything interfering with them making money, or costing them money.

Many types of feral animals are creating havoc with our native fauna, but not many people know or even worse, if they do know, they are not interested.Thank God a small number of dedicated people are working hard to try to save some of our species from extinction.

Of all our feral imports, the cat is by far the worst. it is the most efficient hunter and killer of Australia’s native wildlife.It is able to hunt day and night, up trees, on the ground or even underground in other animals’ burrows. It can hunt on any surface, any part of Australia, rainforest or desert.

There is no part of our country where our smaller wildlife -birds, reptiles or mammals –are safe from cats. They are also a carrier of toxoplasmosis. This disease causes some pregnant women to miscarry.

I like cats. They are lovely animals and make great pets, but they don’t belong in the wild in this country.It is imperative that there is dedication to the control or eradication of all ferals creating havoc.

Obviously money is required, but not only money. We all must want to keep our wonderful wildlife for our children and future generations.Unfortunately, I feel this may be just a dream. Why? Because we don’t care and are just too greedy and too selfish.

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Wauchope

THANK YOU, KIND STRANGERI’d liketo say thank you to the guy that took time out of his morning (Thursday June 23) to do everything he could to get someone to jump-start my car.

Once again, your help was very much appreciated. We need more people like that around.

Amy Martin

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