THIS WEEK: Wednesday: Lakes v C’town. Saturday: Adamstown v Valentine, Jaffas v Lakes, Jets v Hamilton. Sunday: Maitland v Edgeworth, Magic v C’town.Charlestown are eyeing a late charge at up the ladder when they head to Macquarie Field on Wednesday night to take on the Roosters.
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Fresh from beating the Newcastle Jets Youth 4-0 on Saturday, the Blues play Lake Macquarie in a catch-up game from 7.30pm.

A win will put them ahead of Lakes into seventh, three points behind sixth-placed Broadmeadow, who they play at Magic Park on Sunday.

“Tomorrow night’s the big one,” Charlestown coach Shane Pryce said. “If we do something there, the boys will be ramped up for Broadmeadow, so we’ll see what happens.”

The win over the Jets was the Blues’ first game since the club announced Pryce would be replaced by David Tanchevski at season’s end.

“We hadn’t played for two or three weeks and with everything that’s gone down, for them to come out and do that, it was really, really pleasing,” Pryce said.“I was happy for them.”

Lake Macquarie, who are yet to lock in coach Anthony Richards for next year, lost 3-0 to Magic last Sunday and will be without Justin Broadley but welcome back Matt Toohey (both suspension).

Tim Davies (Kahibah) has joined Lakes, who Richards said were disappointed with the result but not the effort with 10 men for an hour against Magic.

** Edgeworth coach Damian Zane and Broadmeadow skipper Josh Piddington will represent their clubs at the FFA Cup round of 32 draw on Thursday at Fox Sports Studios in Sydney.

Both clubs are on a third trip to the nationwide section of the knockout, where they could meet A-League teams. The draw will be live on Fox Sports from 3pm.

** Maitland will add new recruit Chris Fayers, James Tassell and Lachlan Yates to theirPPS list to replace Ryan Broadley (holidays), Josh Williams (knee) and Andrew Pawiak (overseas deal) this week.

Edgeworth will bring in Keanu Moore, Josh Low, Joe Melmeth onto their list and take off Bailey Maxton (Weston) and Jim Fogarty.

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CLOSING IN: A photograph of the car allegedly involved in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie marble slinging. Picture: NSW PoliceTHREE men in their 30s are believed to be responsible for a spate of vandalism using marbles and slingshots in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.
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Police revealed on Tuesday theyarrested the men –from Newcastle, Belmont and Windale –after pulling over a Holden Commodore on Scott Street in Newcastle East on Friday night.

Police allegedly found a slingshot and marbles in the car.

It is alleged the car – which police say had a child in it at the time – was seen in the Honeysuckle area, where a restaurant had a window smashed.

Earlier, a woman was hit in the arm with a flying marble after a Charlestown business was targeted.

The marble mischief continued over a fortnight, with businesses in the Islington, Hamilton and Wallsend areas targeted.

Residents say cars parked on Scenic Drive in Merewether were also targeted.

SMASHED: A photograph of vandalism posted to a Merewether community page. Picture: Facebook

Newcastle City Chief Inspector Dean Olsen said police were appalled with the “childish” vandalism.

“Over the two-week period I can certainly say that dozens and dozens of premises have been targeted in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie,” he said.

Police will carry out forensic analysis of the marbles retrieved from the shopfronts and cars before laying charges.

That is expected to take at least two weeks.

The car, which is registered to a Villawood address, has been seized.

Police had closed in on the car after they were able to obtain CCTV footage from one of the targeted businesses.

The description of the car was crucial in Friday’s arrests.

Police investigations continue.

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34th BATTALION MEMBER: Private Thomas Dix, from Hamilton, killed in action in Belgium May 29, 1917. Photo: The Digger’s View by Juan Mahony.
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Newcastle Morning Herald transcriptions and Hunter Valley enlistment and death details for June 25-July 1,1917.

US TROOPS IN FRANCEA huge company of American troops arrived in France last week and an enthusiastic welcome is being prepared for them.The dark, upstanding hulls of the great transports with their escorting cruisers and destroyers, made an impressive picture as they slowly steamed up to the deserted quays. The French populace had no idea the United States troops were crossing the Atlantic. The news quickly spread, and great crowds immediately gathered. The American soldiers and the populace exchanged heartfelt cheers, and enthusiastic welcomes, which were repeated again and again during the day.The weather throughout was calm, and the journey without events, the German submarines having evidently no inkling of the movement. The troops arrived in splendid condition.

HOLMAN AT SALISBURYMr W.A. Holman, the Premier of NSW, spent the weekend with the troops on Salisbury Plain, England, as the guest of Major-General Mackay.He visited the various training units, and addressed the men, who gave him an enthusiastic welcome.MrHolman was impressed with the excellent arrangements for the men’s feeding and recreation. He visited the hospitals, and was gratified at the health, condition, and physique of the men. The new arrivals appeared to be well up to the standard of the earlier Anzac contingents.He will spend next weekend with the ns on the West Front.

RECRUITING QUESTIONIt is likely that in the new recruiting scheme, ‘s duty in the direction of reinforcing our men at the front will be met by a quota of between 7000 and 8000 per month.During the conscription campaign last year 16,500 men monthly were asked for, but experience has shown since then that this total was above that required to reinforce the units at their present strength. Actual requirements, it is believed, could be met by barely half that figure. Some such task would probably be set to accomplish. ‘s monthly average this year has been about 5000.

DISTRICT FIRE BRIGADESA meeting of the captains, officers-in-charge, and other representatives of the district fire brigades was held at Newcastle Headquarters Fire Station on Saturday, to consider the formation of an organisation in connection with the various patriotic movements in Newcastle and district. Mr T. Gorman, divisional officer, presided. After considerable discussion, it was resolved that the fire brigades form a Patriotic War League, to remain in existence for the period of the war, and that the committee consist of the permanent officers and the whole of the captains in A District, which embraces Wallsend, West Wallsend and Boolaroo. Divisional-officer T. Gorman was elected president, District-officer Hillier secretary, and Captain G. Anderson (New Lambton) treasurer. Suggestions in regard to the creation of a standing fund for the league were approved. The machinery for conducting the business of the league was given attention to.

​ABERMAINMr Jim Garratt’s communication, offering to put on a benefit entertainment monthly to assist the widows and orphans of Abermain, whose bread-winners had fallen at the front was received by citizens’ committee, and secretary was instructed to write him, conveying best thanks of committee for his generous offer.A working bee was formed of Abermain miners, and on Saturday good work was done by lining the house, and erecting tank and building brick chimney for the wife of one of their late comrades, viz., MrsH. Williams, whose husband recently died from wounds received at the front. Some weeks or more ago another comrade’s wife’s house was removed and renovated. In the former case the necessary funds were advanced by the citizens’ committee.Mrand MrsR. Devon have received word from their son, Private Hugh Devon, stating he has received parcels from Abermain Ladies’ Comforts Fund Committee. The parcel contained just what he was in need of, and he expresses heartfelt thanks for same, and wished to be remembered to Abermain people.

DISTRICT CASUALTIESLieutenant Perrau. Mrs W. Perrau, of Turnbull St, Hamilton, has been informed that her son, Second Lieutenant R. D. Perrau, was killed in action on June 11.

Private Penrose. MrThomas Penrose, of Junction St, Merewether, has been informed that his brother; Private J. Penrose, was killed in action in France on June 7. Private Penrose was well known in football circles, and played with South Newcastle.

Private Read. Mr W. Read, of Wickham, has received word that his son, Private T. (Piper) Read, was killed in action on June 9.

Private Wilcox. MrsWilcox, of Teralba, has been informed of the death at the front of her son, Private Thomas John (Nugget) Wilcox. Private Wilcox, who was 29, had since boyhood been in the employ of MrT.C. Frith, storekeeper.

Sergeant-Major Bissett. Mrand MrsT. Bissett, of West Wallsend, have been informed that their son, Sergeant-major T. Bissett, of the Black Watch, has been killed in action in Mesopotamia.

Private M’Curry.MrM’Curry, of Carrington St, West Maitland, has been informed that his son, Private George (Jum) M’Curry, previously reported missing, was killed in action in attack on Bullecourt by a machine gun bullet on April 11.

Private Taylor.MrsM. Taylor, of MetcalfeSt, Wallsend, has been notified that her son, Private Robert Taylor was killed in action on June 7. Private Taylor, who was a native of Wallsend, was 30. At the time of his enlistment he was working at Neath Colliery. His only brother, Private Albert Taylor, was killed in action in July of last year.

Private Hincks. Mrs Arthur Straker, of Cardiff, has been notified that her brother, Private Alex. Hincks, was killed in action on June 8.

Private Pyle. MrAppleby, of Cardiff, has been notified that his friend, Private J. Pyle, was killed in action in France on April 15. Private Pyle, when he enlisted, was an employee of Lymington Colliery. He was a native of Northumberland, England.

Private Cantelo. MrsW. Cantelo of Ocean St, Dudley, has been informed that her son, Private Frederick Cantelo, was killed in action on June 9.

Private Hincks. MrR. Hincks, of Regent St, New Lambton, has received word that his son, Private Cecil Hincks, has been killed in France.

Private Elliott. Mrand MrsAbraham Elliott, of Morgan St, Adamstown, received a message last week that their son, Private George Elliott, of Newcastle’s OwnBattalion, died of wounds on June 9. Private Elliott was 28 and was employed at the Sulphide Works when he enlisted.

Private Jenkins. MrsTom Mitten, ElizabethSt, Tighe’s Hill, has been advised that her brother, Private Tom Jenkins, who was reported missing, is now a prisoner of war in Germany.

Driver Toll. Alderman A. F. Toll and MrsToll, of Wickham, received a cable message from London last night, stating that their son, Driver T. Toll, who was officially reported missing, from April 11, is a prisoner of war in Germany.

LATE LES DARCYThe body of the late Les Darcy was brought to his home town, East Maitland, Thursday evening, and was received by a large gathering of his boyhood friends who desired to pay a tribute of respect to his memory. As the coffin was removed from the carriage and conveyed to the hearse prayers were recited by the Very Rev. F. O’Gorman, P.P., The Revs. J. J. Coady and Davoren were also present. The coffin was carried by Messrs. Con Irwin, J. Ferry, G. Knight, M. Stapleton, R. Stapleton, P. Hayes, P. O’Rourke, and M. Tobin.A procession was formed and a large number of men marched, four abreast, behind the hearse and mourning coach, followed by vehicles, via Melbourne and High streets, to St. Joseph’s Church, where the body will remain until Saturday morning, when a Requiem Mass will be celebrated. The body was accompanied from Sydney by Miss Winifred O’Sullivan, Miss Pearl Darcy, Miss O’Rourke, Mr. E. Darcy, (father), Messrs. Cecil and John Darcy (brothers), Mr. and Mrs. John Irwin, Messrs. J. P. Fletcher, H. Cameron, M. Stapleton, and Mick Hawkins, the late champion’s comrade and trainer.Among a large number of beautiful wreaths placed on the coffin was one from “Hunter River Boys at the Front.”

CURRENT NEWS​An order has been issued by the Department of Defence instructing farriers in the military force to work up old and worn shoes into new ones, in view of the increased cost of horseshoe iron.

In connection with the late Les Darcy’s funeral at East Maitland on Sunday, a special fast passenger train will leave Newcastle 1.5 pm, stopping only at Honeysuckle, Hamilton, Waratah, Victoria-street, East Maitland and West Maitland. On the return journey the train will leave East Maitland at 5pm.

ENLISTMENTSErnest Anscombe, Murrurundi; Herbert James Batterham, Moonan Flat; Mary Ellen Briggs, Newcastle; Frank Bristow, Kurri Kurri; John Brogan, Newcastle; Thomas Brown, Newcastle; John Williams Davis, West Maitland; William Dooley, Newcastle; William Fitzgerald, Kurri Kurri; Eric Hodges, Carrington; Andrew Irving, Merewether; William James, Kurri Kurri; Peter Meeking, Newcastle; Francis Anson Mehan, Mayfield; Samuel John Moore, Gloucester; Percy Earl Morris, Mayfield; Douglas Robson, Hamilton; Earle Desmond Robson, Hamilton; James Arthur Milton Ruttley, North Waratah; Charles James Swaddling, Dungog; Reginald Ernest Swan, West Maitland; Arthur Tams, Stockton.

DEATHSPte Joseph Dagg, East Gresford; Pte Sidney Edmonds, Telarah; Sgt Arthur Gower, Islington; Pte Archibald Gray, Stroud; Pte Samuel Vincent Heffernan, Murrurundi; Spr Robert Hughes, Hamilton; Pte George Reginald Smith, Cooks Hill; Pte John Cyril Tripp, Muswellbrook.

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Waratah nursing home could have accreditation revoked for failing industry standards Tinonee Gardens aged care facility in Waratah. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
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Tinonee Gardens aged care facility in Waratah. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Tinonee Gardens aged care facility in Waratah. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

TweetFacebookAN aged care facility in Waratah has been granted an extra month to meet industrystandards before its accreditation is revoked in November.

Tinonee Gardens The Multicultural Villagewill no longerbe eligible for Federal Government subsidies unless it canimplement the industry’srequired standards of careby November 2.

Following an unannounced audit in June, in which Tinonee Gardens failed to meet 13 of the 44 expected outcomes required for accreditation, the n Aged Care Quality Agency decidedto revoke the accreditation of theservice from October 5, 2018.

Related reading: Nursing home audit finds Waratah residents at ‘severe risk’Problems identified in the audit related to pain and continence management, skin care, privacy and dignity, behavioural management,regulatory compliance and clinical care.

Quality Agencychief executive, Nick Ryan, said following a request for reconsideration, they had extended the date of revocationto November 2, 2018.

“The additional time allows the approved provider to continue to implement measures required to protect the welfare of care recipients as a result of the revocation,” Mr Ryan said.

“A decision to revoke a service’s accreditation means the service isno longer eligible for government subsidies from the specified date of revocation.

“The Quality Agency will continue to monitor the quality of care at Tinonee Gardens in the coming months.”

Related reading: Maggots in the mouthTinonee Gardenswas sanctionedby the Department of Healthtwicein 14 months for failing to meet the national aged care accreditation standards.

A second Waratah nursing home,Bethel, was also sanctioned after failing to meet 21 of the 44 “expected outcomes”in May.

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Essendon veteran Brendon Goddard’s future remains clouded after holding talks with club officials on a possible AFL contract extension.
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Goddard, 33, wants to play on next year but Bombers coach John Worsfold is staying tight-lipped on whether a new deal will be forthcoming.

The dual All-n and former captain has had a solid year but could find himself squeezed out of the team with youngsters Aaron Francis, Jordan Ridley and Martin Gleeson among other options for his half-back position.

“We’re all absolutely on the same page out of that meeting now with where we’re heading in terms of our decision-making,” Worsfold told reporters on Tuesday.

“That will play out in due course … you don’t need to know when that (decision) will be.”

The Bombers have indicated they will again be active players in this year’s trade period after snaring Jake Stringer, Adam Saad and Devon Smith last year.

Goddard last week indicated Worsfold had given nothing away in their initial talks, adding that he was “not naive” about the competition for spots.

Worsfold said the experience and leadership the 332-game veteran had brought to the Bombers from St Kilda would be part of the decision.

“That all comes into account,” Worsfold said.

“A person’s character, their leadership, their on and off-field attributes are definitely taken into account.”

Injured star forward Joe Daniher praised Goddard’s influence at the Bombers, heaping praise on the veteran for his leadership.

“Brendon’s been an incredible asset at our footy club and we were very lucky to get him from St Kilda in really trying times for our playing group,” Daniher said.

“I’m very hopeful his old legs can go around again…the way he interacts with our younger players, he’s been a real strong leader for our club.

Goddard injured his knee in the opening minutes of the Bombers’ win over St Kilda but scans have revealed he only suffered bone bruising.

He will face a fitness test later this week ahead of Friday night’s game against Richmond at the MCG, as will swingman Cale Hooker (knee) and Saad (concussion).

Saad looks unlikely to be available after being knocked out in a brutal bump from Saints backman Nathan Brown.

The Bombers on Tuesday confirmed goalsneak Orazio Fantasia has signed a new two-year deal that takes him through to the end of 2021.

Fantasia has been ruled out for the game against the Tigers with a hamstring injury.

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Canberra star Elliott Whitehead has conceded the constant positional switching of players at the club has become frustrating.
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Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has been forced to tinker with his NRL side as a result of being without injured captain Jarrod Croker and suspended fullback Jack Wighton.

Whitehead says he would prefer to play in the back row but will again sacrifice his favourite position by featuring in the centres against the Sydney Roosters on Sunday.

Nick Cotric, who burst into contention for a State of Origin debut as a winger, has slotted into the No.1 jersey in Wighton’s absence.

But he has been moved back to the wing for the clash with the Roosters, leaving Brad Abbey to cover fullback.

Stuart said after Sunday’s 22-20 loss to Wests Tigers that Wighton was as important to Canberra as retiring great Billy Slater is to Melbourne.

Joseph Leilua has been the one dependable in the centres, but Croker’s spot has been a revolving door since he was injured in round 17 with Blake Austin and Whitehead being used in his place.

Austin will be back at five-eighth this weekend, partnering with Sam Williams in the halves as Aidan Sezer recovers from a hamstring injury.

The Raiders’ disastrous 0-4 start to the season can be partly contributed to being without star hooker Josh Hodgson as Siliva Havili found his feet at No.9.

“I’d prefer to play backrow but if he (Stuart) wants me to play centre then I will,” Whitehead said.

“A little bit frustrating for me. I feel like I was finding some good form in the back-row then I have to play a different position.

“If I have to do that for the team and that’s the best for the team then I’m willing to do that.”

Despite leading the competition for most points scored, the Raiders’ finals hopes are dead as they sit 10th on the ladder with an 8-13 record.

If Canberra maintain their record as the best attacking team, they will become the first side in NRL/NSWRL history to score the most points in a season and miss the finals.

Whitehead says they will fight out the last three games of the campaign, starting with a home match against the ladder-leading Roosters.

“(The Roosters) are playing some good footy at the moment and they’re going to want to come down here and stay on top of the table,” Whitehead.

“For us we’ll at least try to knock them off and use it as a little bit of motivation to show everyone what we are capable of.”

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CRUSHED CABIN: Damage to the front of a Bulga mine truck after it ran into the rear of another of the mine’s fleet of 50 trucks, seriously injuring the driver. Picture: NSW Resources Regulator.A TRUCK driver had multiple fractures to his leg after his 223-tonne mine truck ran up the rear of another truck the same size, in the second serious reportable incident in quick succession at the Bulga open-cut mine near Singleton.
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The accident happened threeweeks ago on Monday, July 23, andisdisclosed in the NSW Resources Regulator’s latest public bulletin.

It follows a June 26 incidentin which a Bulga drilling rig was suspended over the edge of a 50-metre drop and had to be pulled back by bulldozers.

Both incidents happened at night.

READ MORE:Lucky escape for Bulga drillerIn the latest incident, the regulator said a 28-year-old labour-hire worker was driving an empty haul truck at the Bulga mine at about 3.45am.

Another 223-tonne truck was stopped on the haul road in front, waiting to give way to other vehicles entering the haul road.

Mine accident investigators said the driver failed to stop, and ran into the rear of the stationary truck, which was also empty.

The impact drove the stationary vehicle forward by about 17 metres.

“The front of the worker’s haul truck impacted with the rear edge of the second truck, crushing the operator’s cabin and trapping the worker inside,” the regulator’s report said.

The 28-year-old was released from the truck by the mine rescue team, and taken to hospital, where he was treated for “multiple fractures to his right leg and a small laceration to the face”.

The driver of the second truck was not injured.

The regulator said Bulga Coal and the labour-hire company that provided the driver were co-operating with its investigation.

The two trucks in the Bulga accident

“Preliminary enquiries indicate that fatigue may be a causal factor,” the regulator said.

Warning mine management and workers about the dangers of fatigue during “monotonous work such as driving haul trucks”, the regulator referred to a similar accident at Maules Creek in April, when a 100-tonne Caterpillar service truck and a fully-laden 500-tonne Hitachi haul truck collided in daylight at mine haul road intersection.

The service truck was badly damaged and its 43-year-old driver was flown by Westpac rescue helicopter to hospital.

Meanwhile, a dispute over the amount of long service leave payable to a number of Bloomfield Group employees was the subject of an Industrial Relations Commissionteleconference on Tuesday. A number of employees of Bloomfield subsidiary Four Mile Pty Ltd believe they are eligible for black coal long service leave, which is more generous than the metal industry rate they have received.

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NOVOCASTRIANS interested in improvingend of life care have been invited to a forum planned for October, to discuss how to make Newcastle a more “compassionate” city.
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The GroundSwell Project –a not for profit organisation that aims to create a cultural shift to ensure every person and every community knows what to do when someone is dying, caring or grieving – has chosen Newcastle as one of theeight communities it will support as part of its Compassionate Communities movement.

GroundSwell Project’s Holly Rankin Smith said theageing population within waspredicted to double by the year 2050 and significant change was needed in supportstructures for those who live with life threatening or life limiting illness, their caregivers, and the bereaved.

“Newcastle is known as a caring, resourceful community with a long history of successful partnerships across sectors of the community,” she said.

“It’s these features that really made Newcastle a stand out choice to be part of this.”

The movement aims to build on each community’s strengths as well as respond to needs and gaps.

Ms Rankin Smith and colleague Jessie Williams are visiting Newcastle on Tuesday to meet with a cohort of interested community members to and help plan an approach to the wider community.

The cohort, called theNewcastle Compassionate Communities Collaboration, includes members of Renew Newcastle, Cancer Council NSW, University of Newcastle Faculty of Health and Medicine, Newcastle Grief Collective, End of Life Care Services, John Hunter Hospital, Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, HNECC Primary Health Network, on government organisations and various other independent community members.

“There’s no one cookie-cutter model that will fit everywhere,” Ms Rankin Smith said.

“We are here to listen to the Newcastle community about what their priorities are for improving end of life care and support and to help work out the steps to make Newcastle a compassionate city.

“The success of this movement lies in whole-community involvement.

“This is no longer just a job for palliative care staff, hospices and hospitals.

Interim chair of the Newcastle Compassionate Communities CollaborationJeanette Lacey said the first step was to plan a community forum for October to discuss issues.

Ms Rankin Smith said a public health approach was needed.

“That’s what this forum is all about, exploring the possibilities of this movement in different social and geographical settings across so we can learn from the successes and challenges and encourage other communities to come together and reclaim responsibility to live well right up until the end of our days.”

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BARING IT ALL: Western Sydney band Pist Idiots proudly promote their working-class roots in their music.
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DON’T let the colourful band name or the barechestsfool you –Pist Idiots frontman Jack Sniff takes his music seriously.

The western Sydney four-piece are at the forefront of the pub-rock revival along with bands like West Thebarton and Bad//Dreems.

It’s high-energy,abrasive and unashamedly blue collar, but in the case of Sniff, there’s also vulnerability.

Whether it’s singing about being unable to find love (F—k Off)or delving into his own feelings of self-worth by singing “I over-drink, I tend to overeat,” on 99 Bottles, Sniff isn’t afraid to express his own insecurities.

“I’ve never thought about a wider message or anything, it’s always been pretty personal to me,” Sniff said.“Everyone’s in the same boat. No one has a perfect life.”

They’re feelings which have struck a chord with youngn men.

In the past year the explosion of the #MeToo movement has challenged men to change their behaviour towards women, and the music industry has been at the vanguard of thatdiscussion.

Sniffunderstands that Pist Idiots can play a role in changing behaviour.

Pist Idiots – Leave It At That“The way the world is twisting and turning at the momentis definitely for the better,” he said.“It won’t happen immediately, but maybe in five, 10 or 20 yearsthe way society is functioning will hopefully be better with a lot less dickheads.”

The south-west Sydney suburb of Revesbyisn’t known for itsarts scene.All four members of Pist Idiots grew up in the suburb, went to high school together andstill live in Revesby.

The band began as an excuse to “get drunk in the garage,” but after gigging for two years they released their debut self-titled EP in 2017 and toured with Newcastle punk heroes The Gooch Palms and Skegss.

Momentum grew in January when the release of the single Leave It At That convinced triple j to label Pist Idiots as one of the “ones to watch” in 2018.

Then in July Pist Idiots released their second EP Princes.

Sniff, with his moustache,frizzy dark hair and burly frame, cuts a similar appearance to ’70s legend Captain Beefheart.He’s also earning a reputation as araucous performer.

“Sometimes we forget we’ve got a show on because we’ve having lots of fun performing,” he said.“I like to feed off the crowd a lot and I can gauge the energy and the approach off that.

“The main thing is to have a good time and make sure everyone’s safe. I’ve got to be those eyes. Regardless of what it looks like, we’re always watching.”

Pist Idiots bring their Princes tour tothe Cambridge Hotel on August 30.

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Manly coach Trent Barrett has quit the NRL club, following another poor season.
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AAP understands Barrett has resigned and will finish up at the end of the season.

There is expected to be a formal announcement on Wednesday.

It is the latest movement in the code’s coaching merry-go-round, with former Penrith assistant Barrett now in the box seat to replace the sacked Anthony Griffin at the Panthers.

Barrett worked there as an assistant coach for three years before getting the top job at Manly.

His whole time at the club has been a rollercoaster ride ever since he was appointed to replace club legend Geoff Toovey in controversial circumstances in time for the 2016 season.

Barrett threatened to walk out only last week after a season in which the club has lurched from one crisis to the next.

It was the second time this year reports arose about Barrett expressing dissatisfaction with his level of support from club officials.

In May, he vowed to stick with Manly after he was filmed meeting with his management and lawyers about the situation.

Earlier on Tuesday, some of the club’s senior players publicly said they expected Barrett to stay until the end of his contract.

“He’s here for the next couple of years. Baz is a great coach, the players love him and we’d love to have him around,” said veteran Trent Hodkinson.

“I’m sure it will all work itself out.”

Forward Frank Winterstein said the players had “full faith” that Barrett would stay.

Barrett has had to deal with a lot since he took the reins at the northern beaches club, with his team never far from the headlines.

First there was now-disproved match-fixing allegations from before his time, then the club was fined for breaching the salary cap.

Soon after that, captain Daly Cherry-Evans was fined for getting into a fight with teammate Jackson Hastings at a strip club in the Queensland city of Gladstone following a loss to the Gold Coast.

After that night, Hastings spent most of the season playing NSW Cup, leading to allegations of him being frozen out after Barrett repeatedly didn’t pick him when first-choice five-eighth Lachlan Croker suffered a season-ending injury.

Hastings has since left the club to head to Super League side Salford.

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PROWLING: Jones The Cat launch their double A-side single on Friday night at the Small Ballroom.JONES The Cat frontman Jack Watterson admits his wife Sophie hates his Newcastle punk band’s latest song, I Want You Still.
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“I maintain it’s the angriest love song that anybody’s ever written,” Watterson said.“There’s this spoken word thing, which is basically me ranting.”

Jones The Cat will launch the track and its double A-side companion,Time Waster,at the Small Ballroom on Friday night.

It’ll be the four-piece’s first tastefromtheir forthcoming EP, which will be released through Canadianindependent label Dine Alone Records later this year.

The label release was part of Jones The Cat’s prize for winning last year’s Uni Sounds competition at Sydney’sOxford Art Factory.

Philadelphia Grand Jury frontman Simon Berckelman produced the music for the unnamed EP, while the vocals were recorded by Peter Holz (Gang Of Youths, Peking Duk).

“There’s a lot of argument about what the name of the EP should be,” Watterson joked.

Jones The Cat are also steadily building their Sydney fan base through a month-long Wednesday night residency at The Record Crate in Glebe.

BRAVE RETURNCESSNOCK country starTravis Collins will follow-up his Golden Guitar-winning album Hard Light (2016) and collaboration with Amber Lawrence, Our Backyard (2017), by releasing his new album Brave & The Broken on Friday.

The first singleoff the album, High Horse, was released in May. Collins will launchthe LP in his own backyard of Cessnock Leagues Club on Thursday night with support from Viper Creek Band and Mickey Pye.All proceeds from the night will be donated to drought-stricken farmers through Buy A Bale.

FARMERSHEARDTRAVIS Collins isn’t the only member of the music industry digging deep.Newcastle’snew music festival Scene & Heard is offering 100 free tickets to farmers for its November 4 show at Wickham Park. Other punters at the festival will also be able to donate throughcollection tins towards the Buy A Bale charity, which helps to provide food for rural stock.

WORLDLY LEECENEWCASTLE alt-country troubadour Ben Leece is renown for his poetic lyrics, so it’s little wonder he’s chosen an intriguing title for his debut solo album. No Wonder The World Is Exhausted will be released on October 19 through alt-country indie label Stanley Records.

You can catch cuts fromNo Wonder The World Is Exhausted, like lead single Villains, on Friday when Leece and his band Left Of The Dial perform at the Stag and Hunter Hotel.

B WISE COMING UPSYDNEY emerging hip-hop artist B Wise will be dropping beats at the Cambridge Hotel on October 6 during his Area Famous national tour.

The Nigerian-n recently premiered his new single Actin’ Different and smooth funk version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ classic Under The Bridge for triple j’s Like A Version.

FOR THE RECORDGET that spare cash ready vinyl lovers because the needle drops on the bi-annual Hunter Record Fair on Saturday at Kotara High School. Thousands of new and second-hand vinyl records are on sale across all genres.

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Adelaide Archbishop Philip Edward Wilson leaving Newcastle courthouse during his hearing. Picture: Darren Pateman/AAPENRAGED Hunter abuse survivor Peter Gogarty called the Catholic Church a “disgusting corrupt organisation” outside Newcastle Courthouse after dramatic scenes as Archbishop Philip Wilson started home detention for concealing Hunter priest Jim Fletcher’s child sex crimes.
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Mr Gogarty called on Wilson to say sorry and show contrition,accused a Wilson supporterof calling him “rubbish”, and vowed to continue standing up to the church only weeks after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull backed his campaign to have Wilsonresign or be sacked, that ended with Pope Francis accepting the archbishop’sresignation.

“Where is the contrition from former Archbishop Philip Wilson?His Grace, as somebody just said upstairs, has shown no grace,”said Mr Gogarty, who once knew Wilson well enough to call him Phil, and whose family knew Wilson as a young Hunter priest from the mid-1970s.

Archbishop’s home detention: survivor labels church ‘disgusting, corrupt’https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd苏州夜场招聘/transform/v1/crop/frm/GJZ5TVpAk84wrTzsQfLQRB/b589b690-d081-4b0d-9929-46dbf5273b9a.jpg/r2_49_798_499_w1200_h678_fmax.jpgThere were dramatic scenes as Archbishop Philip Wilson started home, national, 2018-08-14T15:18:00+10:00https://players.brightcove苏州夜场招聘/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5821724198001https://players.brightcove苏州夜场招聘/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5821724198001“Thisman (Wilson) said two weeks ago that he was resigning because of the hurt to people like me. But I’m still here still hurting and he’s now going to lodge an appeal, and we could wait months and months and months for that process to play out,” said Mr Gogarty,after telling the media he was“beside myself about this” as Wilson left to begin home detention.

“We’ve had one priest, who was going to give evidence against the archbishop, take his own life. We have another victim ofFletcher who can’t be here today because hehas serious health problems, and the archbishop does not have a single, solitary word to say to anybody like me that says ‘Sorry for your suffering’.


The Catholic Church turned its back on Father Glen Walsh, says his brotherAdelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson found guiltyPope accepts resignation of archbishop Philip Wilson’Why don’t you call?’, said the abuse survivor to the Pope“We’ve just had another member of the Catholic Church basically call me dirt,” he said of an altercation between himself and a Wilson supporter where the supporter used the word “rubbish” in a comment in response to Mr Gogarty’s call for the man to speak to him “on camera, right now, you and me”.

Mr Gogarty, who was sexually abused by Fletcher from the age of 11, vowed to “take every opportunity over the next few months to do everything I can to bring the attention of the public to this disgusting corrupt organisation and I hope that at the end of this the archbishop’s conviction sticks, and I hope he enjoys his six months having a holiday at his sister’s house”.

“I am a nuisance. And if the Catholic Church thinks I’m a nuisance now, brace yourselves, because I’m going to stay a nuisance. The community is on my side and on the side of victims and survivors everywhere.”

Archbishop’s home detention: survivor labels church ‘disgusting, corrupt’ Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle after a post-sentence decision on home detention assessment ,Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Picture: AAP Image/Darren Pateman

Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle after a post-sentence decision on home detention assessment ,Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Picture: AAP Image/Darren Pateman

Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle after a post-sentence decision on home detention assessment ,Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Picture: AAP Image/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle after a post-sentence decision on home detention assessment ,Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Picture: AAP Image/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle after a post-sentence decision on home detention assessment ,Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Picture: AAP Image/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle after a post-sentence decision on home detention assessment ,Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Picture: AAP Image/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle after a post-sentence decision on home detention assessment ,Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Picture: AAP Image/Darren Pateman

Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle after a post-sentence decision on home detention assessment ,Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Picture: AAP Image/Darren Pateman

Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle after a post-sentence decision on home detention assessment ,Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Picture: AAP Image/Darren Pateman

Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson leaves Newcastle Local Court, in Newcastle after a post-sentence decision on home detention assessment ,Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Picture: AAP Image/Darren Pateman

TweetFacebook Photos from outside Newcastle Courthouse on August 14, 2018 The archbishop did not respond to any requests to speak outside the court after a short hearing whereNewcastle Local Court magistrate Robert Stone said an assessment found Wilson could complete his 12-month jail sentence as home detention, with a minimum six-months at an undisclosed NSW location.

A previous hearing was told Wilson’s sister’s Central Coast home was a suitable location to complete the sentence.

Wilson’s barrister Ian Temby, QC, said the archbishop would lodge an appeal today against his May 22 conviction for failing to report child sex allegations about Fletcher to police, but Wilson did not apply for bail pending the appeal. Heelected to start his sentence on Tuesday, with the six-month home detention termending in February.

Hunter man Daniel Feenan, whose statements to police in 2003 led to Fletcher’s conviction for child sex crimes, also criticised Wilson outside the court for failing to speak and backed Mr Gogarty’s call to Wilson of “One word of contrition, Philip?”

“I’d like to see him show some type of remorse and I’d like to see him apologise,” Mr Feenan said, after Mr Stone noted in his sentencing remarks in early July that Wilson had shown no remorse or contrition, and his primary motive in not reporting Fletcher to police was to protect the church.

“I’ve had to show remorse over the years and apologise for things that have happened in my life and he still hasn’t done that,” Mr Feenan said.

Wilson’s decision to starthome detention on Tuesday rather than wait for the outcome of an appeal against his conviction was read by Mr Feenan “that he’s accepted his sentence and he’ll be serving it”.

Mr Feenan declined to comment about whether home detention sent a strong enough message to the community about how the criminal justice system viewed concealing child sex offences, but said he was happy Wilson was convicted and that he was sentenced to jail, although to be served as home detention.

“I can’t comment on how our legal system works,” he said.

Hunter woman Anthea Halpin, who was sexually abused by Hunter priest Denis McAlinden, and whose complaint to police led to the establishment of Strike Force Lantle which charged Wilson, said she was not surprised that Wilson will serve the sentence as home detention.

“I expected this would happen but I’m not unhappy. He’s a convicted criminal. He was called a prisoner in court and he’s lost his job. I think that sends a clear enough message,” Mrs Halpin said.

Newcastle Herald

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Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull used Question Time to promotes the National Energy Guarantee.WHAT WE LEARNED
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* If scientific experts recommend a meningococcal B vaccine be listed, the government will make it available on the national immunisation program and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.


The National Energy Guarantee can be a long-term bipartisan policy which delivers cheaper and more reliable electricity and lower emissions.


Whether the prime minister will rule out spending taxpayers’ money on a new coal-fired power station.


“What we are in favour of is cheaper electricity and the market will work out what is the cheaper model.” – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

“That is the strongest full-year growth in youth employment in 30 years – before Taylor Swift was born. Now, the Labor Party might shake that off, Mr Speaker, but we are not going to shake it off.” – Treasurer Scott Morrison.

“A year ago the Treasurer said: ‘There’s no such thing as new, cheap energy with a coal-fired power station.'” – Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen.

“If you build a new plant, the cost of capitalising that means the cost of that is going to be higher than an existing plant right now. It is simple economics.” – Treasurer Scott Morrison.

“Why would ns trust any promise this government makes about lower power bills – promises which the Member for Warringah, the former prime minister, described today as ‘merchant banker gobbledygook’?” – Labor energy spokesman Mark Butler.

“The problem with the Labor Party is that they think should be more like the Shire in The Hobbit – they think we should all be living like Bilbo Baggins in our turf houses, smoking our weed pipes, sitting in front of our fireplace with the smoke curling out of the chimney, no economy, no industry, no primary industries.” – Leader of the House Christopher Pyne.


“Every time the PM says ‘the time has come’ I think of the walrus. Didn’t work out very well for the oysters.” – Labor MP Terri Butler (@terrimbutler)

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