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free there s life in the inner west issue 211 may 31 2013 what s on at the sydney film festival win theatre tix enron a hot chocolate roadmap jared ingersoll on why you don t own your dna plus movie tix happiness never comes alone farewell my queen it s about to rain is taking over the inner west distributed in leichhardt annandale petersham stanmore newtown rozelle balmain drummoyne haberfield five dock concord summer hill the fresh press deborah knight on how the media is reinventing itself fr e e bottle of water ion th is ad with any pu rc hase ­ just me nt fre e 2 hour parking at the italian forum with any purchase per customer while stock lasts leichhardt store only one your local store 6-8 norton street leichhardt open mon-fri 9am-7pm sat 9am-5pm sun 10am-4pm ph 9560 7008 auburn 9649 7900 belrose 9986 3331 blacktown 9622 1937 burwood 9745 6375 campsie 9789 9000 carlingford 9871 4522 caringbah 9525 0309 engadine 9520 8838 griffith 6964 7322 five dock 9713 4729 glebe 9660 6919 marrickville 9560 2488 merryland 9897 1011 neutral bay 9953 0609 revesby 9773 8510 riverstone 9627 1516 riverwood 9153 7347 toukley 4396 4137 cc18341_ciao_r


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inner west whispers local gossip rumour hearsay and unsubstantiated fact the childcare crisis mandarin theft sexism and sexy pizza chefs l the new gm at marrickville council is known to be a good guy by promoting from within brian barrett is expected to have a good handle on the complex issues confronting marrickville the current challenge is the childcare debate which goes on and on some greens councillors are upset that marrickville can find $1 million to install artificial turf for arlington oval but not to build a new child care centre as promised to local parents as of april 2013 almost 2,000 children on the early childhood care waiting list looks like they might be waiting a long time l does anyone know what actually happened at the budget accommodation hostel on parramatta road concord last month when police and ambulance officers were called in to investigate rumour has it that there was a death in the building but no one could tell us much more than that l farewell to popular newtown hangout jester seeds which closed it s doors this may it will be missed by many local cool kids and cocktail lovers l which leichhardt business owner s sexist jokes and macho behaviour has been offending the local ladies lucky for him his female chef ironic really isn t it makes such great food it doesn t seem to be affecting business not yet anyway l which haberfield pizza chef has been using restaurant business cards to hand out his phone number to young attractive female diners that catch his eye hold on to your seats girls this italian import is set to spice things up in the inner west l also in haberfield a warning to those with fruit trees in easy reach of passerbys a hungry thief has been spotted stealing bagfuls of mandarins out of a resident s yards hmm and we thought the gfc was over latte leftie latte leftie ponders why he s still appearing in this noble but minor publication rather than the guardian we are c!ao advertising sonya madden satire for the soul c!ao history dear ll ­ following the guardian s recent stealth launch in australia i was overjoyed that ciao was no longer standing alone bar the ailing fairfax empire in championing progressive news and views for the first few days it seemed to be ticking all the boxes ­ article from david marr accusing the catholic church of being run by pedophiles check article from robert manne accusing white australians of being genocidal racists check gushing interview with khaleesi gillard check review of this week s abc hagio-doco on gough whitlam check daily think pieces examining the effects of degrading online porn while referencing lena dunham s zeitgeisty hit girls check and article slagging off mcdonalds check indeed despite being purely a digital publication down under it even manages to acknowledge the traditional lands of gadigal people of the eora nation on the home page but day after day went by without your column which has long cried out for a wider audience appearing how can this possibly be leon leichhardt ll replies when i heard kath viner was in town signing up this nation s premier progressive writers i assumed it was only a matter of time until the phone rang inexplicably it didn t but i am content doing small but important work among inner westies truth be told i am appalled by the reactionary drift apparent in the guardian already frankly i d be embarrassed to appear in any publication that gives a platform to helen razer a dangerous crypto-conservative who ­ despite her own periodic sapphism ­ has had the temerity to suggest that perhaps the left should worry about issues other than gay marriage surely if ms viner is going to enable that sort of heretical nonsense it can only be a matter of time before she s luring albrechtsen across from the australian n email your dilemma to leane senzamici newtown food melissa leong winsor dobbin wine we all love light rail but not when the trams act like dodgem cars this spectacular bingle took place 66 years ago on the corner of victoria road and darling street rozelle from 2007-2009 an underground metro service was planned for this busy victoria road corridor but anti-public transport activists and vested interests put an end to that plan as a result this rozelle corner remains one of sydney s most congested and intractable traffic black spots just as it was on this day 17th may 1947 n photo leichhardt library local history collection tram accident rozelle 1947 art director eleanor wales editorial nancy merlo publishing sonia komaravalli contributors russell edwards max kobras megan snedden and nigel bowen ciao the good dog international film festival is balmain s own film festival and is seeking local short film and short story entries for its september 2013 festival open and under 15 s categories available application form and terms and conditions at more information anny slater festival director gooddogfilmfestival gone fishin things we love clever graffiti we love how this graffiti we spotted in stanmore cleverly incorporates the building s service pipe into the work as part of the snorkel what a way to make a boring wall beautiful n send snaps of things you love to ciao loves you and our photographers only supply photos for publication with consent we try and make you look your best no responsibility is accepted by ciao magazine for the accuracy of advertisements or information we welcome unsolicited editorial and pictorial contributions the opinions expressed in ciao magazine are those of contributors indemnifying the publisher from inaccuracy or consequences arising from its reproduction © all rights reserved no material is to be reproduced without written permission of the publisher ciao magazine is a free publication c!ao s voice · alessio the pizza chef at napoli in bocca haberfield · shakespearean insults · la galette the new places for waffles in balmain · the delicious lamb pizza from mad pizza newtown · the `suspended coffee initiative being introduced in marrickville · the smell of delicious food that wafts along king st right around dinner time · watching old school flicks at the newtown hotel distribution advertising editorial enquiries 460a parramatta road petersham 2049 02 9518 3696 0402 202 951 ­ sonya 0405 032 032 ­ leane 0405 509 805 ­ sonia ciao is locally owned and produced the sunglasses factory thank you to all our customers for voting for us at the sunglass factory the sunglasses factory offers an extensive and stylish range of fashion and sports sunglasses at a most reasonable prices whatever the latest fashion trend may be we re sure to have what you re looking for our brands are serengeti mauijim christian dior gucci georgio armani emporio armani carrera bollle oakley arnette prada rayban vogue hugo bosss calvin klein ck nike versace diesel more in what s in out · yuppies who move to annandale and complain about the pubs shut up · unreliable political polls · cold weather it really puts a damper on all the alfresco dining in the inner west · parramatta road rage and violence · biting into an unexpected pip in your olive · bike riders around the bay run who ride on the road rather than use the bike lane provided for them out please recycle printed by spot press marrickville subscribe tired of missing out on your copy of ciao why not subscribe it costs just $75 per year to have ciao home delivered email with your address cover newsreader and journalist from leichhardt deborah knight gives us her take on the media world today knight now hosts financial review sunday on channel 9 photo by ben cregan shop 180 birkenhead point roseby st drummoyne nsw 2047 phone 9181 3074 c!ao magazine there s life in the inner west 2


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community life r oad test rant the media and its discontents my name was in the news once not unlike jason dunne the author of last issue s rant it was misprinted but don t worry media no hard feelings from me however i imagine hard feelings were felt by our friends in the middle east when the boston bombings saturated the news the same day the murder of 50 iraqi civilians went completely unreported adding insult to injury cnn and cbs news actually reported that a middle eastern suspect had been taken into custody by the boston police which was revealed to be utter tosh the next day i also imagine that julia gillard wasn t overwhelmed with good vibes when the mainstream australian media was quick to compliment her `new look ie new glasses earlier this year considering last year it took them a whole two days to be at all inspired to provide any in-depth coverage of her now worldfamous misogyny speech and having met two journalists who specialise in reporting on the availability of organic food i also can t help but wonder why indigenous food security didn t become a trending issue any sooner as a quick google of `news values or a purely academic viewing of the newsroom will tell you events are more likely to be reported if they occur in privileged countries if you are a privileged person in said privileged country don t be surprised if burning your toast becomes the next big thing during the week-long celebrations of angelina jolie s mastectomy no major news source mentioned that domestic the reigning kings of cocoa it s official winter has well and truly arrived there s an icy bite in the air and not everyone is happy about it but there is one good thing about the cold weather it s the perfect time to warm up by a blazing fire or more realistically a small heater and enjoy an indulgent cup of hot chocolate of which there are many variations across the inner west while many people enjoy making their own version at home using their personal choice of chocolate one ciao reader suggested orange grove markets as the place to find quality south american chocolate with high cocoa content if you re going to ditch your snuggie and actually go out for a cuppa here are few local faves hot chocolate with marshmallows piccolo s cafe in rozelle was the only place i road tested that serves their hot chocolate with two fluffy marshmallows floating on top at $3.30 for a regular size cup i d say it s well worth it in my book it should be compulsory to have marshmallows with your hot chocolate so thank the lord buddha that someone is still carrying on this tradition the thick layer of froth and sweet chocolate milk underneath were delicious too definite brownie points for the marshmallows verdict 4/5 hot chocolate with nutella when we asked where our inner west readers go for their hot chocolates trovatino cafe in everyone s a winner baby that s no lie wareemba was one of the first places they mentioned for $5 you can get a `nutella organic hot chocolate hot chocolate off the specials menu it s made just this tastes a lot like regular hot chocolate but has a like a regular hot chocolate but with a big dollop of little more fluffiness to it as it s foamy all the way nutella spooned into the bottom of the glass all of the nutella melts into the hot chocolate giving it a through it s also not a sweet as your average hot distinctly nutty flavour that s to die for and if you re chocolate but still hits the spot served warm and ready to drink at about life natural marketplace in lucky there will be some residue nutella to spoon rozelle it s nice to know they use organic milk as off the bottom of the glass when you get to the end well as organic chocolate it was also the cheapest a must try for chocolate lovers even though it s a little more pricey than the rest at $2.70 for a regular size great value verdict 4.5/5 verdict 3/5 italian hot chocolate this brilliant concoction is the thickest of them all and more like a custard in consistency and taste dip your spoon in the cup and the chocolate will stick to it order it as a dessert to finish off a meal or just to treat yourself it s a decadent experience if you re on norton street caffe moretti s makes a mean cup of italian hot chocolate otherwise try the one from the local chocolate expert himself rino saffioti in haberfield full marks for taste and texture.verdict 5/5 one murder of a woman at the hands of an intimate partner is missed by the australian media every week violence not breast cancer is the foremost killer of reproductiveaged women world wide based on the 60 deaths of australian women caused by domestic violence last year more than one murder of a woman at the hands of an intimate partner is missed by the australian media every week i find this oversight perplexing given the media s apparent eagerness to jump on every single `femme fatale `sex-obsessed temptress and `heartless mother who has entered a courtroom anywhere ever in the past the the fourth estate proudly performed the task of getting behind the bullshit on behalf of an informed and interested public it s thanks to journalists doing the dirty work such as one wilfred burchett who famously jigged a press conference to become the first journalist to enter nuclearravaged hiroshima that the media ever became a serious force to be reckoned with nowadays the media seems more interested in covering fabricated events think countless masterchef finals abbot in some sort of uniform photo ops and oh yeah weapons of mass destruction rather than covering real really important ones some days when today tonight spends five minutes discussing the contentious suburban locality of summer bay i forget that it s actually a fictional place it s getting so bad that i m afraid without my very own publicist make-up artist and evian bottle of press-releases to spill i ll no longer be able to recognise myself let alone reality thankfully a well-positioned but as yet unnamed source has informed ciao that i am indeed the one and only pheobe maloney n words pheobe maloney fourth solo exhibition as the title of the show punily suggests this exhibition focuses on relief sculpture a type of sculpting that projects from a two-dimensional background with a history that dates back over 20,000 years this form of art has become quite uncommon in modern times largely due to its strong connection with ancient myth and adam wishes to reinvigorate society s interest those keen on figurate narratives strange circumstances and odd sensations presented through sculpture should visit the chrissie cotter gallery this week n where pidcock st camperdown monstrous situations it s a favourite time of year for cinema lovers the sydney film festival is here again with plenty of brilliant films on offer the sydney film festival is back for its 60th year presenting all styles of film from feature-length affairs to short films and docos crossing genres languages and ages to create a festival that is universally appealing from the highly anticipated pixar prequel monster s university to the italian drama it s about to rain there is something for everyone but it s not just about the films this festival is also enjoyed for its atmosphere panels and performances in celebration of the festival we are giving readers the chance to win a double pass to it s about to rain a film that tells the story of said a young italianborn and raised man of algerian heritage who faces deportation back to the country of his ancestors a place he has never even visited a gripping and touching tale that resonates with the immigration history of australia screenings are on june 13th 6.15pm and 15th 6pm at dendy opera quays cinema n to enter to win tickets email with your details for more info and bookings visit win tix what s on compiled by max kobras email sunday 2nd june italian romance info@ciaomagazi attn nancy free community events listings are friday 7th june timor-leste moving forward looking back this photographic exhibition held at the art est art school and gallery showcases the work of conor ashleigh during his visits to the island of timor-leste between 2009-2013 the gallery will be split into two series the first called `coffee from tree to cup showcases the coffee-farming process which is the country s second largest export after crude oil the second series is titled `timor remember and is an exploration of the history and culture of the island and its people together this exhibition invites viewers to consider the lives of the citizens 4 of one of australia s nearest neighbours for more information visit n where 67-69 lords rd leichhardt easily recognisable by its masked characters and focus on improvisation which originates from 16th century italy as part of their site and sound program this year leichhardt council is holding a free public performance of the fools in progress group at the conclusion of their five-day course on commedia dell arte this sunday this exhibition goes from 3:30pm to 5pm and there will be a reception with the group afterwards anyone with a keen interest in theatre should not miss out on this rare opportunity to experience such a unique art form n where leichhardt town hall cnr marion and norton streets ryoji ikeda this is the australian premiere of celebrated audio-visual artist ryoji ikeda s two latest works born in japan and internationally renowned for his creation of fantastic environments that meld sight and sound ikeda s newest piece utilises five projectors to illuminate a 28 x 8 metre screen with a hypnotising pattern of projected and synchronised data and sound this is a free exhibition that runs from 10am to 6pm so there is no reason not to pop down and give it a look if his art interests you ikeda will be performing a concert of this material at 8pm see for more info n where carriageworks 245 wilson st eveleigh sunday 9th june sunday 2nd june commedia dell arte free performance commedia dell arte is a form of theatre what a relief running until sunday 9th june `what a relief is up-and-coming artist adam galea s


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n local gigs fri 7th sun 9th june n local movies yuki kumagai john mackie tony burkys this three-piece jazz band makes me wish i knew more about jazz with yuki on vocals and keyboard john on double bass and tony on guitar this group presents a very classic style with plenty of solos and instrumental jamming they are performing at the perhaps overly hip well co café and it s free so why not well co café/wine bar glebe free friday 14th june free tickets win double passes dvds oh la la cute couple contemplate coitus raise the crazy raise the crazy is real old school they play classic rock `n roll with a little blues twist to it and it s not half bad really this is a group of young guys from the inner west just getting up on stage and having a good time and i can t fault them for that combined with their audience interaction these blokes put on quite a show the annandale hotel saved from extinction $10 saturday 15th june happiness never comes alone hanky panky in the palace at last sophie marceau gets to let her hair down and have some fun as charlotte in james huth s breezy crowd-pleaser we first meet her falling flat on her face in a puddle the gags continue as her rescuer sacha gad elmaleh a popular french comedian demonstrates his non-existent plumbing skills and tries to endear himself to her three children with magic tricks he s a bed-hopping jingle writer living off his charm and wit she s a restless trophy wife of a ruthless businessman ­ and what follows is hugely entertaining in the tradition of the very best classic hollywood screwball comedies the script is smart the look is boho chic the pace exuberant ­ it s great fun watching this nutty pair spar before succumbing to the inevitable ahhhh only in movies moment actually there s a few of them not the least sasha s to-die-for parisian loft rom-com clichés abound but we re laughing so much we don t notice or care m15 from may 30 n thanks to madman entertainment we have 10 double inseason passes to give away details below farewell my queen is there anything left to say about marie antoinette and the days before her head was lopped off miraculously veteran french filmmaker benoît jacquot has found something hidden in the gated and isolated grandeur of versailles far removed from the turmoil in the streets his queen a gloriously imperious diane kruger is clearly carrying on with another society dame mme de polinac virginie ledoyen the affair is jealously observed by a young reader to the queen sidonie laborde léa seydoux ­ clearly in awe and probably in love with marie herself the sexual tension threatens to more than just simmer and rising star seydoux is fantastic as the naïve and ultimately betrayed servant girl filmed almost wholly within the palace grounds the revolution outside is only mentioned in conspiratorial and ultimately panicky whispers by the coiffed and perfumed toffs as an intimate portrait of a decadent elite in its long overdue final days jacquot has transformed a well known historical event into a magnificently mischievous drama it s also a moving and torrid personal story m15 from june 6 n thanks to transmission films we have 10 double inseason passes to give away details below best of the rest forget ford australian taxpayers now have a far more worthy industry to subsidise baz inc and it makes more money the inner west especially can take great pride in it s latest efforts ­ there s white bay disguised as f scott fitzgerald s valley of the ashes ­ still recognizable despite the hyperactive cgi american critics sneered at the audacious treatment of their classic novel the new yorker called it a disaster and then sniped ­ shot in australia omg is that even possible ciao s verdict fantastic ott definitely but what did you expect m15 on now the great gatsby the black angels the black angels i could not be more excited for this gig the black angels presence and ability live is just unbeatable by anyone i have ever seen to make things better the supporting acts are the awesome sydney-based bands the laurels and zeahorse this is going to be an awesome night of psychedelic droning and shoegazing enmore theatre $65 n max kobras n sydney film festival pick white xxxx bay power station gets a chic new look the voice from the creator of popular television series secret diary of a call girl comes an unmissable play about money power and fraud showing at the new theatre throughout june written by acclaimed british writer lucy prebble enron tells the story of one of the most famous scandals in corporate history the spectacular rise and notorious fall of the american energy giant enron and its founding partners kenneth lay and jeffrey skilling follow this story of greed and loss and get a look inside the glamorous world of those who spun the hype before things went south and `enron became synonymous with corporate abuse and accounting fraud the season runs from june 4th to 29th wednesday through saturday at 7:30pm and sundays at 5pm for more information and tickets 32 or $17 on cheap wednesdays or visit would you trust these people wednesday 12th june getting lay-ed greetings from tim buckley everyone who ever bought cds in the `90s must own a copy of jeff buckley s grace fewer know that jeff s dad tim who he never met was also an agonisingly beautiful and talented singer-songwriter he had a similar vocal range too and also died tragically young fom heroin and being the `70s that instantly created a cult following daniel algrant s drama takes us back to a 1991 tribute concert to jeff in brooklyn and an uncertain and often arrogant young man grappling with all that his wayward father left him ­ including that amazing talent jeff stuns the crowd two years before recording grace penn badgley does the honours sings too while imogen poots plays an invented gal pal she s gorgeous who cares if she actually existed in his brief life the music is of course divine sff fri 7 june 9.45 and sat 15 june 4.30pm n reviews ­ re n to win a double pass to the preview performance of enron on wednesday 5th june at 7.30pm email and tell us where you picked up your copy of ciao entries from the 21st june until the end of july everyday from 11am to 6pm if you wish to support this cause or you just really like beanies then come along and check it out n tali gallery 667 darling st rozelle all month kids and toy swap are your kids too old for their toys and too big for their clothes looking to save money when getting them new toys and clothes if that is the case the kids toy and clothing swap is the place for you supporting the idea of collaborative consumption leichhardt council is holding an event to encourage the swapping and reusing of products between families simply trade at least ten separate items before 10am on wednesday for tokens you get one token per item and when the swap begins at 10:30am you use these tokens to `purchase other contributed items entry is free but you need to register in advance by calling 9367 9381 n where leichhardt town hall more info www.leichhardt.nsw beanie time friday 21st june baby rhyme time the popular baby rhyme time is expanding to all marrickville library branches this beanie fest this 17-year-old community-run event is back again with this year s theme being `a celebration of friendship based in central australia the 2013 beanie festival will be represented in sydney at the tali gallery an institution that was made specifically for indigenous artists this gallery is working directly with local schools and communities to raise funds for the indigenous literacy foundation while showcasing the best month with sessions at dulwich hill 10.45am tuesdays marrickville 10.30am mondays and thursdays st peters library 10.30am wednesdays and stanmore 11am wednesdays designed for 0-2 year olds baby rhyme time introduces children to the joys of literature and helps them to develop the skills they need to learn to read and communicate from an early age bookings are taken from 9.30am on the day of the session at marrickville library 9335 2175 and from 10am at dulwich hill 9335 2182 stanmore 9335 2183 and st peters libraries 9335 2184 n call your library for more information win double movie passes time to rhyme to be in the running to win a a double in-season movie pass to farewell my queen or happiness never comes alone just email telling us only at the movies june 6 where you picked up your copy of ciao include your name and address you can enter both but if you do give us a preference community glamour at its best 5


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n feature extra extra tweet all about it as the seemingly never-ending federal election campaign powers on charles purcell speaks to inner west journalist and newsreader deborah knight about how social media has changed the game and the integral role media will play in the upcoming election showdown of talking points politifact comes in at that point to fact-check those talking points we don t have an agenda and neither do we seek to say which side is doing best or winning the race that s not for the factcheckers we are a resource we publish the sources and link up to the data in that way people can go to the documents and make up their own minds frays says this will be an election where all sorts of media will try and do different things to capture audience i don t go with the argument that people don t care about politics that s not my experience but there is a strong case for media re-invention that s where we fit in meanwhile knight says that of the big issues the parties want the election to be fought over labor wants it to be about education their big reforms and the national disability insurance scheme the opposition wants it to be about the economy refugee arrivals and illegal boat people as well ­ so they re both trying to frame the political ground but i think the average voter is switched off to a degree most voters aren t hearing the message [the parties are trying to resonate among the electorate because they ve made their minds up or they re just over it because of the long drawn-out process if the average voter is switched off is it part of knight s job to make them switched-on again in allegations of fraud people become very cynical about the whole process i m really glad we have compulsory voting because otherwise i d hate to see what the voter turn-out would be as an inner westie knight nominates transport health education and the gonski reforms as issues that have traction within her local community we are facing a real crisis and a real crunch with placements for kids in schools they re already at capacity at local primary schools that s a huge issues that young families have in the inner west whatever challenges the election holds you can expect knight to employ her secret weapon in preparing to bring the news to viewers research research research i read myself into a frenzy to get as much information as i can on any subject matter i am reporting on and she can expect plenty of 3.30am wake-up calls in the coming months in her quest to bring the viewing public the latest news and information knight lists having to endure make-up and hair that time in the morning as one of the less envious parts of her job having so much focus on your appearance is something that i view as a bit of a negative which is par for the course really you have to accept that the first thing people will comment on is what you re wearing rather than what you re saying which unfortunately is not just the bane of women it s blokes as well the positives are that it s just such an exciting career i m constantly learning constantly having to challenge myself in new and different ways it s certainly never boring i can t imagine doing anything else n words charles purcell you could be forgiven for thinking that we re only weeks away from the federal election party leaders julia gillard and tony abbott have been all over the media hitting the hustings kissing babies selling their policies and launching their charm offensives deborah knight leichhardt local channel 9 newsreader and host of financial review sunday has observed the progress of this very long drawn-out campaign with great personal and professional interest i think we re already in election mode which makes it an unusual election year says the journalist the official election period isn t even underway just yet it s a quasi election mode because we know the date of the election which we normally don t this far out with polls already predicting a landslide against labor one can expect the gillard camp to pull out all the stops to regain ground i think we re getting a whiff of desperation from labor because they realise they re facing electoral annihilation so i think it s going to get dirty if it hasn t already says knight it will be an interesting election from a journalist s point of view because the campaign period is so long and because it s the first time that a budget has been framed as an election document it s fascinating and intriguing and i wouldn t want to be a politician come election time knight will join the tireless army of journalists who will attempt to explain decipher interpret and deliver all the latest information for the public the election details aren t settled yet but apart from being glued to the screen watching the results like everyone else knight hopes to be involved on election night as part of the nine commentary team as well as present an analysis for the business community on financial review sunday her job and those of others will be not only to make sure their information is accurate but to deliver it to their audiences before their rivals as part of the media knight has a powerful ability 6 to help shape the national conversation and mould debate ­ and not just around election time yet while she agrees that the media will be delivering the big messages come the election she says the landscape around traditional media such as television has changed no longer the sole critical funnel of information it now has to compete with other forms of media as well it s interesting that the framework has changed because social media plays such a big part she says if you are on twitter or facebook you can actually get the message straight to you from the politicians you don t have to get it via the traditional forms i think the big shift [is evident since even the obama campaign in the us politicians were tapping into fundraising in social media as well the role of the media in a traditional election cycle is changing to a degree with 24-hour news channels you can see news conferences live as they happen other forms of media such as newspapers have been forced to change as well the print media is adapting enormously with its online presence they have to be up to date with things immediately you can count the newly launched fact-checking website politifact australia as part of the new media and political landscape even before the election politifact australia is already hard at work running its truth-o-meter over statements by our political leaders for example liberal mp s jamie brigg s comment that federal government public servants are purchasing gold-plated coffee machines receives the pants on fire rating for its accuracy it s not my role as a journalist to get voters excited about politics it s up to the politicians to create an inspirational debate i don t think it s up to the media to help them be switched on politics is key and integral to the coverage of the national affairs and national stories but it s not my role as a journalist to get voters excited about politics it s up to the politicians to create an inspirational debate i think people are very cynical about politics i think they re cynical about the reasons why people get into politics in the first place that s being played out and amplified when you see what s happening with icac when you see scandal and people involved peter fray former editor-in-chief of the sydney morning herald and now editor-in-chief of politifact australia says that media will always play an important role in any election it is the filter he says elections are a battle


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at bellezza hair salo colour softness and shine in just 3 minutes free n nutri color creme bellezza hair salon shop 4 norton plaza express yourself with a new look ph 9572 6966 open 7 days free nutri colour creme just bring in this ad when you book in for colour services during june valued at $24.95


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i ve just spent the past few days eating some incredible food at the noosa international food and wine festival this may or may not have occurred in conjunction with a copious amount of wine and spirits while sub-tropical climes such as these clearly lend themselves to eating seafood kitchen ingredients with melissa leong it s a little bit of luxury anyone can integrate into their cooking repertoire sashimi-grade tuna kingfish or salmon is a brilliant thing to serve up as a starter ­ it s fresh lean and whets the appetite for whatever comes next wine with winsor bargain buy henry frost 2012 clare valley riesling clare valley rieslings offer some of the best wine bargains around ­ and you certainly won t go wrong with this crisp fresh and lively dry number that is bursting with zingy lemon and lime notes and has delightful length and acidity this is a new release a blend of fruit from several sub-regions of the clare that s released rather strangely by victorian winery scotchmans hill clean and zesty it would be great with oysters or grilled fish dishes and is a terrific buy for $15 tuna sashimi with crispy capers lime and dill serves 2 200g sashimi grade tuna loin 1 tblsp of baby capers good quality extra virgin olive oil 1 lime fresh dill micro herbs to garnish method 1 using a sharp good quality knife slice the tuna into ½ centimetre thick pieces and fan out on a plate 2 in a bowl pour a good slug of olive oil the juice and zest of half a lime roughly chopped dill plus salt and pepper to taste 3 heat a frying pan on high add in olive oil and fry the capers until crispy add to the dressing and stir to combine adjust the seasoning to taste 4 once the dressing is cool pour over the top of the sashimi top with a few micro herbs and serve a x xxlittle bit of tropical paradise on your plate n mellow fellow richard hamilton 2011 lot 148 merlot the red wines in the richard hamilton range are invariably well-made and well-priced ­ and this is no exception dark in colour and with more intensity and complexity than many of its merlot brethren it has been collecting show bling since its release which is no surprise given it has plenty of depth of plummy sweet fruit characteristic suppleness on the palate and well-integrated french oak it s drinking delightfully in its youth and would be great with a gourmet burger $20 class act printhie 2011 mcc chardonnay the orange region just over three hours west of sydney is fast emerging as one of the most exciting wine-producing districts in the country chardonnay and sauvignon blanc do particularly well in its cool climes this is a stunner from a small family winery that has built up a formidable reputation for quality it has a real wow factor with grapefruit and mandarin notes some nutty nuances and restrained spicy oak extremely elegant with terrific length and balance $36 n at the markets n trim s fresh shop 21 leichhardt marketplace ph 9572 6886 n fruit it is the time for imperial mandarins at the moment they taste great and can be found for as little as $2 per kilo bananas are also doing very well right now and there should be low prices all around finally apples of all kinds are good quality too n vegetables broccoli and their albino cousin cauliflower are in season at the moment and should be cheap at most places celery is doing well too likewise all chinese vegetables are at the great price of $1.50 per kilo so it s stir-fry time feeling imperial the place to break for your next coffee where do you get the perfect cup of coffee muffin break in leichhardt is confident that theirs is the best with their resident barista brooke carroll making it into the grand finals of the muffin break barista championships they certainly have the evidence to support their claim brooke aged 31 has four years of experience as a barista the last two of which has been spent at this leichhardt café and she is on a mission to be crowned the champion using her signature beverage the flapjack which is an espresso-based breakfast coffee made with maple syrup thickened cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon-sugar served in glass rimmed with lemon juice and sugar crystals brooke will be showcasing her skills on the 4th and 5th of june alonside five other finalists muffin break in leichhardt now in its tenth year of business is not just a place for great coffee though with an amazing selection of fantastic food this café s menu cannot be discussed without first mentioning the muffins for which the brand is named and known for beginning at 6am daily these delicious treats are slowly and carefully prepared with the first batch becoming available usually around 7:30am whether you want to indulge in their traditional choc chip muffin or you wish for something more adventurous such as their mixed berry muffin of the month you will be sure to agree that this café has been aptly named however as it gets colder now heading into winter i find myself wanting food that puts a little bit of fire in my belly while only available until the end of the july the new let s do breakfast and let s do lunch menus are the perfect way to warm your body without burning through your wallet from aussie classics like vegemite and cheese toasties to caramelised onion croissants for breakfast and 8 cafe battle of the muffin break baristas pastry pies new gourmet tartlets and the incredibly popular layer bakes for lunch these menus are sure to be sorely missed when we head back into spring located in leichhardt market place this local muffin break café is a warm and friendly establishment that has become a local favourite and an impressive representative of the muffin break brand for a hot coffee lunch or just one of their famous muffins for a snack you can t go past muffin break n muffin break leichhardt lower level leichhardt marketplace ph 9560 8094 website


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at the cafe with abe nasr abe is the owner and face of caffe il vizio located in norton plaza shopping centre everyone that passes by the cafe knows abe and he knows every one of his customers too greeting many of them like they were family here abe chats to ciao about his thoughts on business coffee and food how long have you been in business in leichhardt i opened the cafe 11 years ago now and the area has changed a lot since then i always thought it was a good area it was very cosmopolitan and busy i had worked all over the place in the hospitality industry for years before that what do you think is the secret to a successful business a lot of things in the coffee industry having a well-trained barista is very important they have to have a combination of good personality and coffeemaking skills staff are the key to a good business they have to enjoy what they do and without them nothing happens what sets your cafe apart from the many others in the area we have our own brand of coffee and i think it s one of the best in the area also our chef changes the lunch specials almost every day so there s always something fresh and different to try she makes amazing creative and beautiful dishes just as if she was in her own kitchen at home all the food is made on site and we are generous with our serves what s your food philosophy to serve good cafe-style food that s made with great quality ingredients and has a homemade feel there s no particular cuisine that influences the menu we ve got dishes that might be asian-inspired as well as italian-inspired stuff there s something for everyone if you could invite anyone to enjoy a meal at your cafe whom would you invite i d invite all the local people who haven t been to il vizio yet to come along and experience the difference here and try what we have to offer n il vizio shop 16 51 norton st leichhardt open 7am 5pm on weekends and 7.30am 8.30pm monday to friday with their special $10 burgers available from 4pm 8pm jared ingersoll what do you own intellectual property laws are an interesting and relatively new phenomenon that seem to be slowly creeping up and becoming more controlling to the way that we live our modern lives although many people simply do not notice i love my music and am a mad collector of records and cds i ve also recently started purchasing and downloading music through itunes and now have a rather substantial collection of digital music that was actually paid for then i learned that when i die i legally cannot bequeath my collection to my sons ­ you see i don t actually own any of the music i paid for in the same way i did when i bought a cd ok no biggy ­ it s just the price of convenience and technology and all that so on i go in life listening to music and sometime before my demise i may fall ill and be in the need of some cutting-edge medical advances the medication and technology that are used are owned by someone which is fine ­ but they also own my dna okay then i suppose i can live with that because after all no one has started charging me yet and i am still allowed to use it so on i go unaffected and for the most part happy but then we get to the strange world of who owns our food your fridge is full of stuff that you bought from the shop but actual ownership of food and crops is a serious business as it directly effects your life companies that invest heavily in genetically modified foods have absolute carte blanche over what you are allowed to know about the food you eat intellectual property rights and commercial-in-confidence laws are rather robust and tightly controlled labelling laws however are sadly inadequate and in some cases comical my dilemma is that i love technology and and i m ok with having someone own my music and someone else own my dna because in doing so they enrich my life but genetically modified technology for the most part does quite the opposite ­ its designed to be controlled in commercial factory environments for massive profits what is more it leads to really scary questions about who owns the land and the livelihood of the people who work the land gm foods spook me because whoever controls our food controls society the saying we are only three meals from anarchy resonates with me and if you don t believe me look at the food riots that broke out in the middle east currently we can t control who owns our food unless we buy directly from markets or farmers n jared ingersoll abe and his beloved coffee machine eggs benedict ingredients free-range eggs to poach english muffins chives chopped sauce 200g unsalted butter 3 egg yolks 1 tbs fresh lemon j uice salt to taste 2 tbs hot water pepper to taste method 1 first off poach your eggs 2 then to make the hollandaise sauce melt butter in a saucepan over low heat skimming any foam from the surface then pour into a heatproof jug place egg yolks lemon juice salt and 1/2 the hot water in a blender blend on high until mixture is pale and thickens slightly with the blender running add hot butter in a thin steady stream add remaining water to thin the sauce slightly season with salt and pepper if necessary 3 half fill a large bowl with warm water if water is too hot the sauce will curdle pour sauce into a small bowl and place in the large bowl 4 toast and butter your muffins and serve with your eggs on top stir hollandaise sauce and drizzle over the eggs finish with a sprinkle of chives community glamour at its best 9


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n your say do you trust the media at all and if so which media source do you trust most tv radio or newspapers n sustainability divest from dirty fuels over the past year american group has pushed the potentially game-changing strategy of divestment from dirty fuel into the media local groups churches and even governments was co-founded by long-time activist bill mckibben who wrote about climate change nearly 30 years ago over the years his writing has become more and more obviously disillusioned with people and our odds for survival his book `earth tells the tale of the planet being changed permanently already pointing out that we are already living on a different planet than we were 50 years ago with that in mind the question becomes how far are we willing to go to keep from heating the planet to a point where we could no longer exist it s important to note that most big endowments are simply invested in high return or high interest investments meaning that they are normally in diversified funds that reap high gains numerous college campuses churches environmental groups and even some cities like seattle have chosen to take any money they might have invested out of dirty fuels local groups here in australia are urging their members to do the same as a result huge sums of money are being taken out of the hands of `dirty fuel producing companies and re-invested into solid green investments when you think of the amount of money a city like sydney or sydney university would have it makes it really clear what positive effects taking that money out of coal oil and gas and putting it into renewables could have with the new energy from 350 being the number of parts per million of carbon dioxide the atmosphere should have at the most in this divestment campaign bill and the group seem to have hit a positive note they seem energised and ready to make the changes needed through whatever means necessary local news ferragosto returns it s hard to believe that in a couple of months it will be ferragosto time again five dock s biggest street festival for people of all ages is now in its planning stages and canada bay council is calling for sponsors and stallholders to come forward and register their interest the 16th annual festival is set to take place on sunday 11th august and the city of canada bay general manager gary sawyer is encouraging local businesses to get involved if you d like to be a sponsor email susan for more information or to register to be a stallholder visit www.canadabay.nsw to download a booking form or call 9911 6555 n this is a very good question i trust that it s one view for the most part but value that it s a view nonetheless if i had to choose i guess radio i feel it gives more opportunities for the public to speak their minds particularly if its live to air amy broadway n not usually alana broadway n there s a guy who wears a tinfoil hat and hangs out around my work s dumpster he normally knows what s going on mark newtown building anzac bridge talented abstract landscape painter peter griffen of leichhardt studio la fabrique was lucky enough to have his work `building anzac bridge selected as a finalist in the nsw parliament plein air art prize last month the work was displayed as part of an exhibition of finalists in parliament houses s fountain court for more information about the artist visit n am radio seems trustworthy for some reason the distorted stream makes it sound authentic phil roselands n i don t trust tracy grimshaw s hair that s all i know juliana haberfield bill mckibben gets serious there has been a real upsurge in civil disobedience and activism in america around a major oil pipeline that is being built coal exports in australia often cause the same environmental problems here yet while the problems come from different companies and countries the solution could be exactly the same bill mckibben will be speaking about this in his `do the maths tour stop in sydney at the seymour centre tuesday 4th june at 6pm don t miss this if you can possibly help it n for more information on the tour check out http n words adam taylor coordinator at alfalfa house food co-operative newtown n it s not about the channel it s more about the depth of the reporting for example i listen to many long radio programs on radio national but i definitely don t trust the news on the commercial stations mike sydney xxxx build a bridge people n no i think most of what we read and hear in media is just re-jigged press releases that come from companies that are looking to promote their agenda julius paddington local winners announced during a special awards night last month marrickville mayor victor macri announced the winner of the 2013 marrickville urban photography competition which went to local photographer jenna hore for her work titled tunnel vision deborah kent and carolyn murphy were also highly commended for the work by competition judge dr dirk spennemann of charles sturt university albury all stitched up the city of canada bay mayor angelo tsirekas also got involved in the joint venture on friday 10th may as meals on wheels delivered patchwork quilts made by the stitching hearts volunteers to their regular clients alongside their usual meal deliveries stitching hearts charity www is a group of local people sponsored by council who make patchwork quilts for donation to the local community while drummoyne meals on wheels delivers over 800 chilled and frozen meals a month to people throughout as the cold weather settled in drummoyne s meals on wheels organisation teamed up with local volunteers from stitching hearts last month to deliver handmade quilts and hearty meals to the needy five dock drummoyne rodd point russell lea wareemba chiswick abbotsford and canada bay together the groups provide a much needed helping hand to locals especially during the chilly winter months n anyone interested in volunteering for meals on wheels can call 9745 6260 also stitching hearts always welcomes donations of fabric to help them continue their work call 9743 5450 to find out how to donate mayor angelo tsirekas with marie waldie darren macgillicuddy and robin allan caption xxxxx xxx tunnel xxxx vision calling sci-fi fans in celebration of the dr who show s 50th anniversary a pop-up dr who shop has opened at 7 wilson street newtown causing joyful screams from sci-fi nerds all over the world to be heard throughout the inner west not really open 10am to 6pm until thursday 20th june pop in for all your nerdy essentials including a sonic screwdriver homewares and the dvds of course the meals on wheels and stitching hearts teams n local business paul mccarthy optometrist paul mccarthy optometrist was named the new winner of the drummoyne pride award by the drummoyne chamber of commerce at a meeting this may in recognition of all the hard work paul and his wife louise put into the presentation of their store the drummoyne pride award rewards local business owners that take pride in the appearance of their store and contribute to making drummoyne s streetscape a beautiful place for shoppers karen deguet who was one of the chamber members to judge the latest drummoyne pride winner said that the optometrist was a signature drummoyne business that s been around for years i m really happy that they ve received the award she said upon accepting the award paul thanked his business partner and wife louise as well as his customers he said the secret to 10 drummoyne business chamber the drummoyne business chamber inc was formed to promote drummoyne for the benefit of both local businesses and the residents of our community it is a non-profit organisation open to all drummoyne residents and business owners a successful business is to listen to your customers and the people around you and always offer really excellent service louise too was ecstatic to have been named a winner saying she took great pride in changing the front window of the shop and always put in her best effort n paul mccarthy optometrist sutton place shopping centre cnr lyons rd victoria rd drummoyne tel 9181 3157 the purpose of the chamber is to encourage the local businesses our local council and the community to unite and be involved in all future planning and events in drummoyne and so that we can proudly create an identity for our beautiful bayside suburb that we all share and enjoy chamber meetings are held on the 1st wednesday of every month 6pm to 7pm at pj s gallagher s at the corner of victoria lyons rds drummoyne.


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snap happy email your snaps to photos of the inner west local business awards by elisa pantaleoni photos of the round she goes market by emma morris the million paws walk at homebush raised $250,000 for the rspca the team from strahfield imaging out in force at the inner west local business awards sydney walk uni vet students who gave free doggie health checks at the million paws walk simon dyer and anna from norton plaza with star balmain milliner wendi philpot gerard from birkenhead point shopping centre with linda and amanda from ashfield mall a happy camper from the dear pluto vintage stall at the first round she goes market in marrickville carol d amici and friends at balmain library for the launch of her blooming wild exhibition sandra and co from strathfield plaza matt pittorino paul hancock and steve loe the masterminds behind the inner west local business awards leichhardt bowling recreation club game 1 june 5 game 2 june 26 game 3 july 17 monday tuesday wednesday happy hour 4-6pm tuesday line dancing with julie 10.30am wednesday $10 steak night thursday friday monster meat raffles 7pm member badge draw 8pm fabulous friday friday night football savvy saturday punters paradise barefoot bowls $10 chicken schnitzel fun day sunday barefoot bowls bring the family fabulous seafood raffles 5pm $12 roast dinner all day regular entertainment 88-92 piper st leichhardt ph 9569 1936 9560 3574 community glamour at its best 11


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promotion fashion photographer natalie roser stylist make-up artist rita mesiti model alana from wink models location deny cinema newtown hair sue flynn head teacher students from petersham tafe marketplace sources miche boutique shop 68 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9550 9288 carolyn morgan black and white polka dot long sleeve dress $45 white wool scarf $20 both from miche boutique hispanitas leather heels $179.95 from ungars shoes liana shop 34 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9564 3806 ungars shoes shop 71 marketplace leichhardt cnr marion flood st tel 9550 0842 forecast white long sleeve peplum top $44.95 all that glitters black and gold belt $20 carolyn morgan grey and black chequered leggings $39 all from liana mamzelle ankle boots with sequin detailing $189.95 from ungars shoes luvalot mustard and black knitted jumper $49 multi-coloured scarf $25 both from liana suede wedge ankle boots $189.95 from ungars shoes forecast green chiffon shirt $49.95 stella morgan black pleather jacket with front zip and frill detail $69 both from liana effergie olive knee high boots with wedge $239.95 from ungars shoes filo red tunic dress with black long sleeve top $45 carolyn morgan black tights $20 both from miche boutique hispanitas ankle boots with buckle $269.95 from ungars shoes community glamour at its best 12


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fashion model rita mesiti photographer nat roser source meshea lifestyle 40-42 short st leichhardt tel 9518 3281 lo busin al c 2013 aw ards the sponsors congratulate the winners of the 2013 inner west local business awards media partners s s s es es es vigorella ponte panelled stretch pant $114.95 vigorella electro soy long sleeve top $99 vigorella grenache cowl neck tunic $159 vigorella grenache soy frill waist coat $199 and jendi hat $59 all from meshea lifestyle support sponsors burwood council would like to congratulate all the finalists and winners of the local business awards you are the real engine of the inner west ashfield council congratulates the finalists and winners of the local business awards thank you for the hard work good customer service and innovation you provide the community of the inner west leichhardt council congratulates all the finalists and winners in the inner west well done and congratulations on all your hard work and this excellent achievement ashfield mall would like to congratulate both finalists and winners of the inner west local business awards and wish them every success in the future vigorella plain pencil red skirt $85 morgan marks top $79 jendi fur trimmed cape $130 jendi beret $24.95 and elk red beads $49 all from meshea lifestyle norton plaza offers a warm congratulations to the winners of the inner west local business awards being an intergral part of the local community and offering business excellence is sometihng we all strive for marketplaceleichhardt proudly support local business and offer a huge congratulations to all the winners of the 2013 local business awards birkenhead point would like to congratulate all entrants and winners of the 2013 inner west local business awards and wish them every success in the future strathfield plaza would like to congratulate all entrants and winners of the 2013 inner west local business awards and also wish them the best of luck throughout the year burwood plaza understands the importance and significance small businesses play within the community we congratulate all finalists and winners of the local business awards ashbiz congratulates all the finalists and winners of the local business awards in these trying economic times it is wonderful to see so many businesses surviving we wish you all the very best clearly business bec congratulates all participants of the local business awards particularly the finalists and category winners your efforts in going the extra mile have been recognised well done community glamour at its best 13


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astrogirlzarro your stars for the week from our real astrogirl aries the need to communicate will be strong under a third house transit consulting a trusted friend helps re-frame any issues you may be working through taurus think big when it comes to romance with venus in the picture you ll be drawn to someone who has recently crossed your path let them help you define your romantic boundaries the panel says gabrielle love a guy who keeps fit and takes care of himself he looks like he could be cheeky but ultimately fun to be around gemini the new moon on june 8th is the time to revamp your image experimenting with different styles will work in your professional favour cancer you ll be emotionally impulsive when the moon connects with your sun on june 10th break free from the past and learn to be in the moment leo get involved in community activities and make new connections under an eleventh house transit participating and networking will pay off on a social level virgo sticking to one professional task may prove tricky under the tenth house transit vary the routine or learn a new skill to prevent boredom renee he s not really my type but he has a nice smile he seems really sweet and confident in who he is libra travel dominates your thoughts this fortnight any trip you take should have an educational component to make it momentous scorpio you may experience shortages of love and money it s only the universe telling you to be less possessive about these matters learn the art of detaching from what isn t yours to begin with sagittarius jupiter venus and mars continue to provide opportunities for love seek versatility intelligence and shared interests with a significant other capricorn saturn may be putting the breaks on your career but there is plenty of action occupying your house of fun focus on playtime would you like to get speared by jp hot or not joline every girl is a sucker for blue eyes he s definitely cute and any guy who knows martial arts is a keeper jp gauntlett 23 is a self-defence teacher at the newly opened gauntlett self aquarius you may be attracted to unconventional concepts this fortnight exposure to new ideas through study will open up fascinating worlds pisces links from mercury and venus trigger your creative side aim to bring harmony to your world through the arts and the finer things in life n http defence in the rozelle neighbourhood centre this cheeky blonde describes himself as awesome and shouty but says if you really want to know what he s like you should come to a class and find out jp has been teaching martial arts for over three years now and has loved every minute of it his ambition is to teach the most realistic and accurate self-defence classes possible to give people a physical and emotional toolbox that can help them in any confrontation whether physical emotional or just within their own head jp s classes focus on the self defence/fitness side of things teaching tony blauer s spear system for more info visit or angela i like jp s outlook on self defence great way of thinking and he has a nice smile c!ao crossword across 1 inner west ferry service 5,3 5 how long the return journey to parramatta took on the 1 down service one 4 9 speedy bird 5 11 storm 7 12 long fish 3 13 haiti code 3 14 1 across stop between drummoyne and chiswick point 8 17 skillful at picking pockets 5-8 21 kindred spirit 5,3 24 khan 3 27 woody heart of corn ear 3 28 parcel 7 14 29 improve on performance 5 30 nickname given by the convicts to the heavy clumsy 1 down boat the 4 31 deserve an unfortunate consequence 3,3,2 down 1 forerunner of 1 across begun 1789 the packet 4,4 2 screening obscuring 7 3 toothed wheel 7 4 concentration 13 6 foe 5 7 winslet 4 8 jannings german actor 1884-1950 4 10 workers educational association 1,1,1 all aboard 1 across 15 day before a holiday 3 16 much nothing shakespeare 3,5 18 one of two taps 3 19 shirk one s duty waste time 4,3 20 a nuclear one generates electricity 7 22 doctor s replacement 5 23 school test 4 25 deity 3 26 gemstone 4 n compiled by juliet blair solution www.ciaomagazine for answers.


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lifestyle ask sal the a to z of taps most bathroom taps work in the same way ­ turning the handle opens or closes a valve that fits into a valve seat but there s heaps more to learn about taps mixed measurements new plumbing fittings come in metric sizes but if the plumbing in your house dates from before the mid-1970s your pipework is in imperial sizes ½in ¾in and 1in inner diameter modern copper pipe comes in outer diameters of 10mm 15mm 22mm and 28mm choose a 15mm pipe to join to existing ½in pipework and 28mm for 1in pipework you will need special connectors for joining 22mm pipe to ¾in pipework ceramic washers the latest tap designs incorporate hardwearing ceramic discs ­ one fixed one moving ­ instead of washers and when the tap is turned on openings in the discs line up so that water flows through they open or close with only a quarter turn of the handle the discs become smoother and more watertight with wear so should never need replacing but in hard water areas performance may eventually be affected by lime scale bath or basin mixer hot and cold water merge within the mixer body as both taps are usually fed from a cistern it is illegal to fit this type of mixer on a fitting where cold water is supplied from the rising main and hot water comes from a cylinder this is because if mains pressure alters differences in pressure might result in stored water being sucked back into the mains and create the possible risk of contaminating drinking water supplies bath/shower mixer these have a control knob that diverts water flow from the tap to showerhead it will not provide a forceful spray but is a convenient addition to a bath n for more info visit fitness how sweat can change your body when i mention the words `bikram yoga to someone who has never tried it it normally evokes a passionate response such as `i ll faint in the heat `i m too old and out of shape for that `i m too inflexible for yoga when i mention the words `bikram yoga to a regular practitioner however it evokes a very different but equally passionate response such as `i m in the best shape of my life or `i can touch my toes for the first time in 20 years bikram yoga can be like diving into cold water ­ the thought of it is daunting but afterwards you feel alive awake and ready to take on life this is why it s been such a growing phenomenon particularly over the last 10 years now practised by more than a million people worldwide including madonna lady gaga david beckham andy murray and gwyneth paltrow what is bikram yoga it s a yoga class consisting of 26 postures and two breathing exercises practised over 90 minutes in 40°c heat the postures work all your muscles increase strength build flexibility improve fitness and flush out toxins property character filled terrace 119 alice st newtown surprisingly peaceful yet just footsteps to all of newtown s popular amenities this single level terrace home offers relaxed living combined with exciting future scope.full of personality and benefiting from its period features comfortable living spaces are further complimented by the private alfresco terrace discover the joys of easy care inner city living centrally placed in one of sydney s most sought after lifestyle hubs other features include two well-separated bedrooms spacious lounge with original fireplace combined modern bathroom and laundry rear lane access and parking large attic space with retractable ladder auction wednesday 26th june at 6:30 pm at lj hooker newtown 144 king st inspect wednesdays and saturdays 12pm to 12:30pm contact aisling brady 0404 066 300 n lj hooker newtown the sequence was created by indian yoga guru bikram choudhury after he had a weight-lifting accident when he was 18 and crippled his knees doctors told him he would never walk again however he used yoga postures to heal his body and was able to walk within six months now in his 60s his knees are as strong as ever bikram wanted to create a yoga sequence that could be practised by anybody that would whip your body mind and spirit into shape the sequence was designed to heal and be a gateway to realising your potential the golden rule of bikram yoga is `you re never too old or too sick to start from scratch it doesn t matter what your fitness level is or ability just take each class at your own pace listen to your body do what you can do and you will be amazed at what you can achieve in even a short period of time n brad goodchild studio owner head teacher at bikram yoga five dock sex datin gand re l at io ns h ip s amore spicy inner west ciao asks the inner west answers is there too much sex in media movies and television these days nope never too much sex sells it gains people s interest david bankstown depends on how acceptable you find porn or the use of sex personally i found the underwear shot in the latest star trek film less convincing and more unnecessary than all the tits in game of thrones combined if we go back to the `60s where we went through a sexual revolution there wasn t any sex on tv but in the real world things were changing quite dramatically the question then becomes what are the effects of viewing sex on a regular basis is it affecting anything marcus ashfield there should be more about cheese meropi from deli on king newtown sex is completely natural and one of the most expressive gestures in human behavior and i don t think artists authors/directors should dismiss it its inclusion should be governed by the development of a plot the fleshing out of relationships and the portrayal of intimacy between characters so to answer the question no sex should be included more provided it isn t tasteless and pointless to the ideas being explored by said medium louise haberfield i think there was a lot more on tv and film in the `70s steve concord personally i don t think there is any more sex scenes than there has been previously i think it has more to do with our standards for sex and the definitions of what is now socially acceptable what we re willing to accept of sexual disclosure and innuendo inyourendo is much more visual than ever before and i can t help but wonder if that s a part of the technology that is offered to us nowadays saying that i do worry about how perverse it has all become where sexualised activities are occurring as young as 14 i do feel uncomfortable about that amy newtown no no no we need sex andrew glebe community glamour at its best 15 sex and the media people have been complaining about sex in the media since gutenberg invented his press but things do seem to have now reached a tipping point sex and the media share a symbiotic relationship that has existed ever since the earliest humans drew pictures of exaggerated sexual organs on cave walls when the media isn t using sex to sell something with no intrinsic link to scantily clad vixens it s focusing on sex itself or even sex for its own sake lifestyle sections in mainstream publications openly discuss matters of sexuality that not long ago would have been reserved for the pages of penthouse or even hustler and in a world where music clips and video games are soft porn television and movie plots are built around gratuitous sex scenes and gigantic billboards advertising products that enhance male performance adorn the side of my home on parramatta road it does help keep the strata levies down it s no surprise that actual porn has moved so swiftly towards the perverse and aggressive in turn there is an avalanche of articles warning daily of the dangers posed by the sexualisation of children and the pornification of society articles in publications that clearly ignore the irony in the designer label erotica what does sex have to do with it fact that they too raise revenue through the `sex sells advertising mantra do we really need a graphic of a ludicrously hot babe in a provocative pose to accompany a story about unrealistic expectations and the depression porn is causing teenage boys surely there must be palpable tensions between journalists and the marketing department when stories about selfesteem and body image issues sit on the same page as super models enticing you aboard a p&o cruise it makes you wonder why the newspapers bothered dispensing with their topless page 3 girls especially since when it comes to what tv journalists look like clearly nothing has changed even on sbs where they are quirky or exotic variants of attractive and where are all the models from the mcdonalds ads working behind the counter when i stagger into stanmore maccas at 4am maybe it s beer goggles in reverse it s an issue with fifty shades of grey that has some gender warriors scratching their heads women are clearly portrayed as sexual objects in a way men will never be and the rising tide of personal freedom and sex in the media lifts both a woman s sexual liberation and her possible objectification liberty is more sword than scalpel after all unsurprisingly the media and sex seem to be experiencing similar evolutions nowadays the fourth estate is only partly concerned with defending the truth when there is fun to be had and money to be made while sex too seems to have increasingly less to do with bonding and procreation and more to do with selling n jason dunne is an inner west columnist and author of everyone is henry miller.



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