Speeding Pacific Highway convoy caught at Moorland

Posted February 16th, 2019 by admin and filed in 南京夜网
Comments Off on Speeding Pacific Highway convoy caught at Moorland

File picA convoy speeding at more than 45 kilometres per hour above the limit was caught north of Taree on Saturday night.
南京夜网

Highway Patrol were measuring speedin a 110km/h zone of the Pacific Highwayat Moorland about 9.15pm when the trio of cars blitzed by them.

Police allege a 19-year-old Yarramundi man on hisprovisional licence was doing 165km/h, and was not displaying his P plates, when they caught up to his Ford Focus.

They also caught a Toyota Hilux driven by a 26-year-old man from Queensland’s Mermaid Waters, who was allegedly doing 162km/h.

Another 26-year-old man, this time from Sydney’s Grose Vale,in the group was allegedly detected doing 158km/h in a Holden Barina.

The trio were issued infringement noticesfor exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, with eachincurring a$2252 penalty and six demerit points.

The teenager also copped a second infringement noticefor not displaying P plates.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Gallery: Dolphins in Georges River bring wonderful start to the week

Posted February 16th, 2019 by admin and filed in 南京夜网
Comments Off on Gallery: Dolphins in Georges River bring wonderful start to the week

Gallery: Dolphins in Georges River bring wonderful start to the week Dolphins at Georges River Oatley on Tuesday. Pictures: Antonia Hayler Choosypix.
南京夜网

Dolphins at Georges River Oatley on Tuesday. Pictures: Antonia Hayler Choosypix.

Dolphins at Georges River Oatley on Tuesday. Pictures: Antonia Hayler Choosypix.

Georges River near Caravan Head. Picture: Tony Moss.

Georges River near Caravan Head. Picture: Tony Moss.

Georges River near Caravan Head. Picture: Tony Moss.

Georges River near Caravan Head. Picture: Tony Moss.

Dolphins Ahoy: Pictures: Antonia Hayler of Choosypix

Dolphins Ahoy: Pictures: Antonia Hayler of Choosypix

Dolphins Ahoy: Pictures: Antonia Hayler of Choosypix

Picture: Lynne Sparkes.

TweetFacebookLeader they sawseveral pods of dolphins heading down river toward Como Marina on Sunday.

“What a marvellous occasion, wow!” Mr Sparks said.

Tony and Isabelle Moss of Oyster Bay couldn’t believe their eyes when they were on their boat at Caravan Head near Oyster Bay andpods of dolphins frolicked in front of them on Sunday and from their balcony at home about7am Monday.

“It was wonderful, just like a dream and it proves the river is healthy,” Mr Moss said.

“There were about four on Sunday and this morning there were two pods and up to about 12 dolphins.”

A spokesman for the National Parks and Wildlife Service said the dolphin numbers in the Georges River were consistent with previous years.

‘‘What is a bit different this year is that there are a lot of adult dolphins with calves and that indicates there’s a lot of fish around,’’ Geoff Ross said.

The dolphin mothers were probably showing their young around the area so they would later be able to find their own way around, he said.

People in boats needed to be 50 metres from adult dolphins and 150 metres from calves.

Mr Ross is the co-ordinator of marine fauna programs (see a video below relating to a “A very, very good year” for whales.

Have you spotted any dolphins or other sea life arriving with the warmer weather?

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin dazzle Venice: photos

Posted February 16th, 2019 by admin and filed in 南京夜网
Comments Off on George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin dazzle Venice: photos

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin dazzle Venice: photos Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
南京夜网

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin arrive at the Cipriani Hotel in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin took to the Grand Canal in Venice on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

TweetFacebookVenice:George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin delighted crowds on Sunday when they took to the waters of Venice to show off their wedding rings for their first day as a married couple.

The Hollywood heartthrob and his bride cut an elegant pair as their vintage water taxi led a flotilla of boats down the Grand Canal. They looked fresh and relaxed despite having danced until almost dawn during their star-studded ceremony and party.

Lebanese-British lawyer Alamuddin looked effortlessly graceful in a long-sleeved white lace dress covered with pink and red flowers in her first appearance as Mrs Clooney, while the US actor was suave as ever in a finely cut grey suit

The 53-year-old was begged by the crowd to show off his ring, a wide band in white gold, but jokingly looked at his right hand in surprise – after so many years as a bachelor, you could forgive him for taking a while to get used to being married.

Alamuddin’s ring was more delicate and looked like it featured a band of small diamonds.

They are expected to spend their honeymoon in Morocco’s former imperial city of Marrakech, according to a source.

The pair said “I do” late on Saturdayat a private ceremony in Venice’s palatial Aman Canal Grande hotel, before celebrating with a star-strewn guestlist in one of the most eagerly awaited celebrity weddings in years.

There were wolf-whistles and cheers as the actor scooped his new wife into his arms for a nuptial kiss, and his hands were shaking so much that he did a botched job cutting the wedding cake, a source close to the hotel said.

Attendeesincluding Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber – rumoured to be Clooney’s best man – reportedly boogied well into the early hours to hit tracks by Blondie, Jackson 5 and Daft Punk.

Those not sleeping off a hangover were tipped to have met for a lavish late lunch Sunday in the garden of the luxurious Cipriani resort, or recovering with Bloody Mary cocktails on sun loungers by the hotel’s Olympic size, waterfront pool.

On Saturday at sunset, a euphoric-looking Clooney made his wedding evening entrance bysweeping up Venice’s Grand Canal, accompanied by some 20 boatloads of paparazzi and the screams of adoring fans.

The silver-haired actor and director, looking dashing in an Armani tux, grinned and rubbed his hands in glee as he entered the fresco-adorned Aman.

Alamuddin, 36, who stayed out of sight inside the hotel, reportedly wore a gown by red-carpet maestro Oscar de la Renta.

Her best friend and bridesmaid, Jennifer Robinsonwore a dress designed by Sydney-based evening wear specialist, Johanna Johnson.

Despite having already exchanged vows, the couple are still tipped to officialise the marriage under Italian law at the town hall on Monday.

SMH and AFP

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin marry in VeniceThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Liberal party is creating new enemies

Posted February 16th, 2019 by admin and filed in 南京夜网
Comments Off on Liberal party is creating new enemies

THE Hodgman government istreading a dangerous path withits workforce.
南京夜网

It is creatingenemies where it needs allies, whiletrashing a key component of itsbrand.

It is over-reacting to the threat of adefeat in Parliament of its proposedpay freeze.

Beforeavote was taken on thelegislation in the Legislative Councilthe government withdrew the bill andimmediately earmarked 500 morepublic service jobs for the axe,including the possibility of police,teachers and heath positions.

Not very clever. Not very visionary.

Tasmanians warmed to agovernment that, in opposition,campaigned on the need to strengthenfront line services.

The Liberals campaigned forbudget reform and an improvedeconomy, but also promotedthemselves as the champions of thethe warriors policing our streets,teaching our children and treatingthe sick.

All that has gone.

Even if the government eventuallyspares the front line, it has broken itspromise to quarantine these servicesfrom budget cuts.

Tasmanians whovoted Liberal last March will notstand for it.

If the Liberals try to blame theLegislative Council it will backfire onthem because you don’t alienateindependent or politically friendlyMLCs, lest they join the ranks of themany enemies created this week.

Now the government is faced with adilemma of its own making.

It isdamned if it backs down and damnedif it holds firm.

The Liberals needn’t haveprematurely withdrawn the bill.

Theydecided it was not worth pursuing,but in doing so they became thevillains.

That their real agenda was 500more job losses. In other words, anideological rather than a financialstrategy.

Tasmanians strongly support areturn to fiscal responsibility.

It is notthe Liberals’ fault that the budget isso bloated and wasteful.

That’s not theissue.

The issue is the new government’sability to manage.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Miracle baby Harleigh Hughes continues to defy odds

Posted February 16th, 2019 by admin and filed in 南京夜网
Comments Off on Miracle baby Harleigh Hughes continues to defy odds

Happy family: Harleigh Hughes will remain in Westmead Children’s Hospital for a few weeks. Her older brother Braxton, 2, is slowly getting used to his new sibling with the help of a doll he named “Harleigh”. Her father Craig was forced to deliver her on the side of the M4 when Allyson went into labour. Picture: Natalie RobertsLike the Macarthur Advertiser on FacebookShe is not yet a week old but baby Harleigh Hughes has already racked up a lot of experience at defying the odds.
南京夜网

Harleigh was born in the family car, parked in the emergency lane of the M4 at Eastern Creek last Wednesday morning.

She made her father Craig Hughes, 21, help her mother Allyson Lock, 20, through a birth that not even doctors were confident enough to oversee.

Harleigh Hughes, who was delivered by her father in the emergency lane of the M4 at Eastern Creek on Wednesday, has been moved to Westmead Children’s Hospital’s High Dependency Unit well before doctors thought she would be ready to leave the Intensive Care Unit.

The Glenfield couple, who already have a two-year-old son named Braxton, always knew it was going to be a tough birth.

Harleigh was diagnosed with Spina Bifida when she was at 19 weeks gestation and Ms Lock’s obstetrician had advised against a natural birth because of the significant chance the baby would not survive.

Harleigh was also in the breech position.

Ms Lock had been scheduled for a Caesarean delivery at Westmead Children’s Hospital at noon on Wednesday but woke at 4am that day with labour pains.

“The pains weren’t that bad so I wasn’t too worried, I managed to get back to sleep and left it till 6am to call the hospital,” Ms Lock said.

“We had to stop for petrol on the Camden Valley Way and I was pacing up and down. I saw Craig had put $20-worth in and I just said ‘we need to go now’.”

Harleigh, who has Spina Bifida, was operated on to remove a ‘spinal sac’ of fluid that was attached to her back and made the natural birth all the more difficult.

But just 10 kilometres from the hospital, Harleigh could not wait any longer and Mr Hughes had to deliver his daughter with the guidance of an ambulance officer over the phone.

Like many babies born with Spina Bifida, Harleigh had a fluid-filled sac attached to her back.

“All I was thinking was ‘get to the hospital’ but that wasn’t going to happen,” Mr Hughes said.

“The ambulance officer was trying to talk me through what was going on, and I was telling her that the head was coming out but it was really the [fluid sac]. I think I confused her.”

Harleigh was later taken to hospital and underwent surgery.

Doctors predicted she would spend at least a week in intensive care but she proved them wrong again and was moved to the High Dependency Unit after just three days.

“Craig calls her ‘Tank’ because the other babies in the Intensive Care Unit are all so tiny and she’s just this big three kilogram baby,” Ms Lock said.

“She is just amazing.”

Ms Lock said her daughter should be discharged from hospital in a fortnight.

But considering Harleigh’s current track record of doing things slightly ahead of schedule, don’t be surprised if she’s back in Glenfield a little quicker.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.