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Why Ben Simmons deserves his superstar billing

Jun 20 2019 Published by under 苏州美甲美睫培训学校

Ben Simmons hugs his father, Dave, after being announced as the NBA Draft No.1 pick in New York. Picture: Getty ImagesPhiladelphia 76ers make Ben Simmons No.1 draft pick
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LONG-TIME Newcastle basketball coach Tim Mallon has hailed Ben Simmons’ ascension to the NBA as a red-letter day for the sport in the Hunter after the pain of losing its NBL club.

Mallon and Simmons’father, Dave, were coaches at the Hunter Pirates when the NBL took away the club’s licence 10 years ago and gave it to the Singapore Slingers.It remains a bitter memory for all involved, but Mallon said Simmons’ starring role in Friday’s NBA Draft was a deserved reward for the family.

“Dave put it on the line for people in Newcastle,and Benny was here watching it all, whatwe went through with the Pirates and the Falcons,” Mallon told theHerald.

Simmons’ riseas the son of “one of Australia’s great imported players who became an Australian citizen, fell in love with Australia” wasanother chapter in the “greatstory” of basketball in Australia and Newcastle.

Mallon, who coaches at Hunter Sports High and with the Australian under-19s, said Simmons had the talent to meet the expectations of being the No.1 draft choice.

“He’s a prodigious talent, and the NBA do their research pretty well,” Mallon said.“That is an extraordinarily competitive league with some of the most amazing athletes in the world.To be picked number one, to have the blue sash draped over his shoulders, is really quite remarkable.

“Ben’s in lots of ways the perfect storm.You’ve got this kid who was very much interested in basketball but played a bit of rugby league, a bit of Aussie rules and, then, combined with that, he’s inherited his dad’s physical attributes,an amazingly powerful, strong athlete, then with these amazing values in basketball, selfless, tough, and then into all this concentrates this skill and knowledge of the game, because he’s grown up around the sport, watching his father in the national league, watching his father coach and play, and it’s all percolating, isn’t it. It’s all coming together.

“And then he grows exponentially, becomes six-foot-ten. Then throw into that his left-handedness, throw into that his dad’sgrowing up in the Bronx in New York and his toughness. Throw into that his time in Australian sport. You’ve got this perfect storm, this concentrate of someone who is very unique.

“Now he has an opportunity to go and test himself against the very best.”

Mallon praised Simmons senior for developing his son’s basketball intelligence.

“Dave was smart in encouraging himto develop a game that was sort of unusual for a big man, that he would play with the ball in his hands, that he would make assists, that he could dribble it and create plays. He could play like a big point guard.

“What you’ve got is a kid that’s playing a bit differently, and that’s going to bring something different to the game, which I think is really interesting for him, combined with those lovely values that lots of Australian sports people will recognise and that his dad had in bucketloads.

“I’m sure he’ll help Ben take the right attitude into his career.”

Mallon said Australia’s presence in theNBA was growing, but Simmons was potentially the country’smostinfluential export.

“We’ve got lots of players in the NBA.Bogut is probably the most prominent because of his starting role, but he is a role player.

“Ben’s the first one who looks like he’s the spearhead, which is a nice progression.

“To me it all fits in with part of a bigger story about the development of the game.”

Mallon said Simmons’ selflessness was a sign of greatness.

“I noticed the other day that LeBron James gave the ball up; he didn’t take the winning shot. That says a lot for him.

“The great players know that that’s what it takes. Ben finds a way to contribute. He has such an impact on the game in such a variety of ways. I think the fact he’s not one-dimensional is a great strength.”

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Cast ride in to The Capital

Jun 20 2019 Published by under 苏州美甲美睫培训学校

YEEHAW!: Mitch Hammer, Ashley Eadon, Eliza Turner and Tyson Peautagitama will star in Nexus Youth Theatre’s production of Oklahoma. It opens at The Capital on July 21. Picture: GLENN DANIELSNEXUS Youth Theatre is less than a month away from making their debut at The Capital theatre.
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Their production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! will premiere on July 21 and will be the first time the company has performed at The Capital.

Co-director and producer Julie Lovell said the cast were very excited to perform at such an iconic theatre.

Oklahoma! was the first musical created by the Rodgers and Hammerstein team. It premiered in 1943 and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film in 1955.

The story followstwo young cowboys go head to head with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love.

“We decided to do something big and new,” she said.

“Oklahoma!hasn’t been done in Bendigo for a while, so it’s a bit different and thisshow has a lot of dance, so we will be able to feature our dancers.”

More than 60 students from every school in Bendigo will perform in the show as well as help behind the scenes.

Nexus Youth theatre’s preview of Oklahoma“Oneof kids lives all the way down in Woodend and another out at Heathcote, so it is literally a conglomerate of students working together,” Ms Lovell said.

Nexus has been operating for seven years and aims to create an inclusive community for students with an interest in the arts.

“Because Bendigo is such a sports driven community, a lot of the theatre kids get pushed out or marginalised and not included in same capactiy,” Ms Lovell said.

“Nexus tries to create a community of kids who love the artsand who love drama.

“We have kids doing media, make-up ,set design, costumingand acting but at the end of the journey, the best part is thekids have had an awesome time with the show an they say‘I havefound my home’.”

Previously Nexus has perform other classic musicals including Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of Penzance, the Wizard of Oz and the Soudn of Music.

The development of Ulumbarra has also increase young people’s interest in the theatre.

“What we are seeing is kids who are seeing a future pathway in the arts,” Ms Lovell said.

“Ulumbarra has opened and now we have The Capital as well and both are booked out.

“Every school pulling in the arts more than they ever have, so we are trying to feed into that.We want to help build that culture in Bendigo.”

Nexus Youth Theatre’s production of Oklahoma is on at The Capital from July21 to 23.

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Innovative dementia program under threat

Jun 20 2019 Published by under 苏州美甲美睫培训学校

Bob Reed, who has dementia, loves peg craft and gets help from support worker Christine Kennafick.For an 83-year-old widower, the social program run by Hastings District Respite Care Services for people with dementia is a godsend.
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“We’re so lucky to have this service in Wauchope,” says Bob Reed, whose wife, Betty passed away last year. “These mornings get me out of the house and talking to people. The staff are lovely, caring people.”

Held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8.30am to 2pm in a centre at Bundaleer Hostel, thesessions are open to Wauchope and district residents 65 years and overwho have been diagnosed with dementia.

The $15 daily fee includes a 2-course lunch, a morning and afternoon cuppa, and pick-up and return home.Butthe Wauchope program needs more participants to remain viable.

With the support ofdedicated staff and volunteers, Bobenthusiastically pursues his favourite hobby, peg craft. His miniature furniture, vehicles and pieces of art have won prizes in the Wauchope Show.

His daughter, Leanne Parker, who’shis principal carer,believes it would be a sad loss for Wauchopeif the service was discontinued.“I can’t speak highly enough about the program and the people who run it.

“Dad has great fun and there’s always a choice of activities for him to get involved in. And, they are always heading off somewhere – they’re having lunch at Dunbogan next week.The thing I appreciate most is that Dad is valued and treated with respect.”

For carers, HDRC Services’ programs provide a regular break from their often-stressful 24/7 role – the chance for some ‘me time’. However, they are not simply a people-minding service.Established in 1986, the not-for-profit organisation is breaking new ground with its dementia program, which aims to keep people with dementia living at home longer.

The program incorporates Montessori principles into activities that encourage and stimulate the individual, increasing their general wellbeing and independence.

“The results have been very encouraging,” saidJulie Dunn, manager of HDRC Services’ dementia respite program.“We know social interaction and meaningful activities keep the person engaged and are critical in slowing memory loss and the progression of their dementia.”

“Our aim is to do everything we can to maintain the person’s independence so they can remain in their home for as long as possible.” For more information,call JulieDunn on 6584 1115.

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Hunter’s second winter snowphotos, video

Jun 20 2019 Published by under 苏州美甲美睫培训学校

Hunter’s second winter snow | photos, video INSTA @courtneyfrail Playing in the snow ☃❄️ #barringtontops
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TweetFacebook June 2016 snowFROSTY temperatures were predicted to drop a dusting at Barrington – and it hasn’t disappointed.

As damaging winds brew on the coast the mercury has plummeted in the region’s high country, delivering a frosty white crust onto the ground at Polblue.

Barrington Tops Snow Chaser Dannie Lawson shared more than a dozen photos of the falls, which she said arrived just after midday.

“It was cold and fun,” Ms Lawson, of Raymond Terrace,said.

“Best thing about it, [there were]not many people.”

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Council endorses proposed motorsports facility​

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Council endorses proposed motorsports facility​ An artist’s impression of what the Yerriyong development could look like. Images: Supplied
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TweetFacebook“The development will also deliver a high class recreational facility with all residents able to benefit from tourism and increased visitation to our city.”

She said the construction and operation of the facility would provide substantial employment opportunities throughout the area and attract new businesses to the region.

“Over the past two years, Motorcycling NSW have shown that they are committed to this city and the community has shown widespread support for the plan,” Cr Gash said.

“I am pleased that the noise and amenity concerns raised during the community consultation process have been addressed in the development consent and that the application has been amended to reduce the ecological impact and improve conservation outcomes.

“The recommendation by council’s regional development committee represents a significant project milestone and major step towards construction of this exciting facility.”

The Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel will meet in Nowra on Wednesday, June 29 to make a determination on the proposal.

The meeting will start at noon in the reception room, Shoalhaven City Council, Bridge Road, Nowra.

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