Berry veteran takes hat-trick

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MENACING: Berry veteran Ted Street took a hat-trick against Bay and Basin on Saturday.
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BERRY-Shoalhaven Heads veteran Ted Street lived out every bowlers dream by taking a hat-trick on Saturday.

The skipper achieved the feat during his side’s nine-wicket win over Bay and Basin at Zealand Oval.

Street took 3/15 from four overs as Berry dismissed Basin for 138, with Lachlan Woolley (2/25) and Peter Richardson (2/18) also doing some damage.

The only two to get going for Basin were Marcus Lamb (50 not out) and Joe Parkes (40).

Berry made light work of the total, polishing off the runs in 27 overs, for the loss of just one wicket.

Richard Ingle (71 not out) and Peter Richardson (51 not out) did the job with the bat for Berry.

Over at the Added Area, Nowra Green had their 10th consecutive win in their top of the table clash with Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen.

Nowra made a big total of 6/257 from their 40 overs, with Gary Smallwood (89) and Geoff Rumble (88 not out) scoring the bulk of the runs.

Michael Mills was the pick of the bowlers for Ex-Servos with 3/34.

Ex-Servos were gallant in their reply, but eventually fell 15 runs short when they were bowled out for 242.

William Economos Continued his good form with the bat with 69, Scott Cusack made 48, while Michael Mills remained not out on 33.

Geoff Rumble led the way with the ball for Nowra with 4/29, while Justin Rumble and Cody Smallwood each took two wickets.

The match between Ulladulla United and Nowra White at Ulladulla Sports Park was washed out.

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Archival Revival: Bathurst streetscapes

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Archival Revival: Bathurst streetscapes Aeroplane view of Bathurst, 1924. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.
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All Saints Anglican Church, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Bank of Australasia, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Basset bike shop, 1913. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Bathurst News Co. building, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Bathurst Times office, 1914. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

The Bathurst Presbyterian Church, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Boer war memorial, 1910. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Braemar, Keppel Street, 1922. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Brown, cottage, 194 Peel Street, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Bushells Tea advertisement on the building of Mrs Hudson’s, Grocer and fruiterer, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Former Church of England cathedral, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

Methodist Church on William Street, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

The City bank, date unknown. Photo: Gregory, Albert E./ Bathurst Regional Council.

38 William Street, 1912. Photo:Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

55 George Street, corner of Durham Street, 1910. Photo:Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

55 -61 William Street, 1910. Photo:Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

55 -61 William Street, 1910. Photo:Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

63 George Street, date unknown. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

64 William Street, early 20th century. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

65 George Street, 1912. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

91 George Street, 1912. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

Grotenfent’s butchers, 95 – 97 George Street, circa 1912. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The Bathurst Exchange, William Street, 1923. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The Bathurst Exchange building, William Street, 1923. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The corner of George and Howick Steets, 1902. The Bathurst Exchange William Street, 1923. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

Diocese of Bathurst Chancery, 100 George Street, date unknown. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

Edinboro Castle hotel, William Street, 1917. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

Grand Hotel (now demolished) on the site of the Knickerbocker Hotel 144 William St, 1919. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

King’s Parade, looking south to the site of the Carillon War Memorial, 1907. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The Methodist Hall, William Street, 1866. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The Royal Hotel, 108 William Street, 1920. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

The Newmarket Hotel, 86 William Street, 1890. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

Western Advocate building, unknown date. Photo: Central Western Image Library.

101 George Street corner of Howick Street, 1924. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

102 William Street, 1924. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

113 – 123 George Street, 1938. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

127 – 129 William Street, 1923. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

107-11 George Street, 1920. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

George Street, 1947. Photo: Heritage Study Photograph Collection, Bathurst Regional Council.

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Father/son team our sporting heroes

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Brett (left) and Hamish Dobie stop at the Naracoorte Caltex (formerly Scott Petroleum) depot in Naracoorte to collect their Scott Petroleum Sportsperson Of The Year award from Caltex commercial business manager Troy Henschke earlier this week.FATHER and son team Brett and Hamish Dobie have collected the Scott Petroleum Sportsperson Of The Year award.
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Team Dobie was the October Sportsperson Of The Month following their great showing at the Bulk Nutrients Elite Sidecar Motocross Titles in Horsham.

The team finished with a third placing and a potential European trip as a result.

As winners of the Sportsperson Of The Year the Dobies received a $100 voucher from Scott Petroleum Naracoorte (now Caltex).

“It’s good recognition,” Brett said, thanking Scott Petroleum for the sponsorship.

“It (sidecar motocross) is not such a high-profile sport.”

The sidecar season is over for now with the Dobies taking a well-earned break, but they expect to fire back up in the new year.

In the last weekend of April the sidecar spectacular is on in Naracoorte, a popular event which the Dobies are expected to feature highly at.

Hamish said he and his dad travel a lot for the sport and appreciate any help they can get.

“We are always looking for any sponsors ( big or small) that would like to jump on board and support our racing seasons,” he said.

“We usually race all over SA and western Victoria, and also if the chance to go overseas to race comes our way will be chasing some sort of help as it will be an expensive trip!”

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Jess Bibby on verge of three-point history, but winning main focus

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Jess Bibby in action against the Sydney Flames. Photo: Jeffrey Chan Jess Bibby in action against the Sydney Flames. Photo: Jeffrey Chan
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Jess Bibby in action against the Sydney Flames. Photo: Jeffrey Chan

Jess Bibby in action against the Sydney Flames. Photo: Jeffrey Chan

She’s poised to become the most prolific three-point shooter in WNBL history, but Canberra Capitals guard Jess Bibby’s sole focus is keeping the club’s finals hopes alive when they face the ‘Doomsday Double’ road trip this weekend.

Bibby, who will retire at the end of this season, equalled Australian Opals legend Michelle Timms’ tally of 537 late in last week’s loss to Townsville, and will likely eclipse it in Adelaide on Friday, or Perth on Saturday.

“I haven’t felt any pressure to pass it and it’s not in the back of my mind, but it’s a nice thing to have when you wind things up,” Bibby said.

“The most three-pointers in the 35-odd years the league has been going is not a bad little accomplishment.

“To hopefully knock down one more and pass a legend like Michelle Timms will be pretty humbling.”

Bibby also holds the record for the most consecutive three-pointers in a match, nailing her first eight three-point attempts against Australian Institute of Sport in December, 2010.

However with the Capitals (4-7) desperate for two wins to keep their finals hopes alive, rewriting the record books is well down her priority list.

Kristin Veal (knee) is a chance to make the trip after missing the past two matches, and would play her 350th game if she suits up.

It is unclear whether Lauren Jackson will make her return from an 11-month injury layoff on the road trip, or wait until after the Christmas break.

But Bibby is confident the Capitals can keep their finals hopes alive, with or without the superstar centre.

“We’re confident we can go to Adelaide and Perth and knock off two [wins] with the group we’ve got,” she said.

“That would put us right around the cluster of teams near fourth on the ladder.

“Every time she’s practised she [Jackson] has looked pretty good.

“There’s a lot of people making the decision on when she’s going to play, it’s getting closer.

“I couldn’t say 100 per cent whether it’s this week, or they put her on ice and play her after Christmas.”

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Friday: Adelaide Lightning v Canberra Capitals at Adelaide Arena, 5.30pm

Saturday: West Coast Waves v Canberra Capitals at WA Basketball Centre, 9.30pm

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Benjalu ready to party

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ROCKERS: Benjalu are playing their last hometown gig for a while at the Cambridge.NEWCASTLE’S favourite sons Benjalu are bidding 2014 farewell with a gig at The Cambridge Hotel on Saturday.
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The band’s Ben Gumbleton, AKA Gumby, told LIVE it’d be the band’s last hometown gig for a while.

“This will be our last one in Newcastle for a little while because we expect to focus more on recording new material in 2015,” Gumby said.

“We really want to get some new music out to everyone. We want to explore and enjoy the recording process and we want the music to be damn good. That means jumping off the road for a little while. Something we haven’t really done before.”

He said the weekend’s show would include a comprehensive smattering of songs from all the band’s past releases, plus a few new surprises.

Catch Benjalu at The Cambridge Hotel on December 20 with support from Lyall Moloney and Nick Saxon. Visit yourcambridge南京夜网.

The Gooch Palms hometown show

NOVOCASTRIAN punk sweethearts The Gooch Palms are playing one last tour of Australia – including a hometown show on February 20 – before jetting off to the US for the rest of 2015.

The duo, who supported Violent Soho at the Cambridge earlier this month, will play at The Small Ballroom on February 20. Tickets at oztix南京夜网.au.

The garage punk duo have scored a coveted slot at SXSW Festival in March, at the Four on the Floor: SXSW First-Timers stage, touted as a “unique opportunity for many unknown and up-and-coming acts to show their stuff to a broad audience for the first time in their careers”.

Cornish hints at Dusky sounds

HUNTER-RAISED Hollywood actress Abbie Cornish has teased she’ll release music soon.

The actress, who was an earlier member of Novocastrian hip-hop group Blades under the alias MC Dusk, hinted at an upcoming release via her Facebook page.

“DUSK news coming soon. Getting closer, and closer, and closer ; ) xx,” Cornish said. Stay tuned.

It might get hot in there

GRAMMY award-winning rapper Nelly is coming to Newcastle next month with B.o.B in what’s been touted as the ultimate hip-hop concert.

RIDE WITH HIM: Nelly is playing at Newcastle Panthers on January 9.

With more than 21 million albums sold, the tour marks Nelly’s first visit to Australia in four years, and first ever arena tour. Catch Nelly and B.o.B at Newcastle Panthers on January 9. Tickets at epicpresents南京夜网.au.

LIVE has two double passes to the show to give away. To enter, send the word “Nelly” along with your name, address and telephone number to [email protected]南京夜网.au or SMS “Nelly” to 0427 842 179. Entries close at 9am on Monday.

Vanns announce national album tour

KIAMA’S The Vanns are celebrating the release of their single Operator with an 18-date Scattered By Sundown national tour.

The Vanns.

The three-piece, who have toured with the likes of Sticky Fingers, Kingswood, The Griswolds, Jinja Safari, Dappled Cities, Northeast Party House, Steve Smyth, Hey Geronimo and more, are also set to release their Scattered By Sundown EP on February 13.

Catch The Vanns at a free gig at The Cambridge on March 11.

The Kings of Comedy heading our way

EIGHT of Australia’s best comedians are headed to Newcastle for the Kings of Comedy show in February.

Former Novocastrian Mikey Robins heads up the bill which also includes Tommy Dean (Spicks and Specks, Good News Week), Chris Wainhouse (former triple j Raw Comedy winner) and Simon Kennedy (Studio 10).

Catch the comedy all-stars at Wests New Lambton on February 22. Tickets on 4935 1200 or westsnewcastle南京夜网.au.

Pokey LaFarge returns in 2015

AFTER an acclaimed Australian tour in 2014, US roots musician Pokey LaFarge is coming back for more next year.

Recently signed to renowned roots label Rounder Records, LaFarge is set to release his new studio album in the autumn of 2015, coinciding with his Australian tour, and following on from his 2013 self-titled record released by Jack White’s Third Man Records.

LaFarge, with a six-piece band in tow, will play his mix of early jazz, country blues and western swing at The Cambridge on April 12. Tickets at bigtix南京夜网.au.

YouTube star on stage at Civic

INTERNET sensation Miranda Sings – a creation of US comedian Colleen Ballinger – will bring her show to the Civic Theatre on March 25.

The show will feature comedy, songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail and never before seen videos from the star who has chalked up more than 60 million views on YouTube.

Tickets at Ticketek.

Buble back at number one

IN a sure-fire sign it’s Christmas, Michael Buble’s Christmas returns to the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for the fourth consecutive year.

The album previously hit No.1 in 2011 (for five weeks), in 2012 (for four weeks), and in 2013 (for three weeks). This is the 13th week the album has spent in the top spot.

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Annie review: Hip new take on a classic

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HEART MELTER: Quvenzhane Wallis stars with Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx in the remake of Annie.CAMERON Diaz has a question.
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“How do you say ‘Australia’ if you are Australian?”‘ the Hollywood actress asks at the beginning of an interview in New York last weekend.

I’m not sure if it is a trick question or the rumours are true that Diaz and her rocker boyfriend Benji Madden are planning a wedding in Australia.

I tell Diaz to drop the “li”, insert a “y”, and speed up the delivery of the word.

“Austrayaaaaa,” Diaz, like a true blue Aussie, says.

Sitting alongside Diaz is Jamie Foxx, her co-star in the new Hollywood version of the classic family musical, Annie, and he has the Australian accent down pat.

“Austrayaaaa. G’day mate. How are yaaaa?” Foxx, as if he’s in a pub in Broken Hill, offers.

There’s another reason for all of this Aussie speak.

The new Annie film may be set in New York and have a modern, hip-hop beat with 11-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role and producers including rapper Jay Z and power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

But, the film could also be dubbed “Aussie Annie”.

Sydney’s Rose Byrne plays the key role of billionaire Will Stacks’ (Foxx) assistant Grace Farrell and Adelaide’s multi-Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Sia updated Annie’s classic songs and co-wrote four new songs.

There’s also the Down Under question mark hanging over Annie’s beloved dog, Sandy.

Sandy, real name Marti, was originally scheduled to be put down in a high-kill shelter in Atlanta, but was saved and brought to a New York facility where animal trainer William Berloni found her.

They say Marti is “most likely” a golden retriever/chow mix, but there’s suspicion she may be a dingo.

“She does look like a dingo,” Foxx says.

“That’s true,” Diaz agrees.

Annie director and screenwriter Will Gluck says he wasn’t sure if Marti had somehow trekked from the Australian outback to the Atlanta shelter, but he was thankful for the heavy Australian input on Annie, which was born from the 1885 poem Little Orphan Annie.

“Sia was just going to do one song and she was so great,” Gluck said.

“We became good friends and I begged her to do another song and another song and I said to her, ‘You know you’re going to do all of the songs for this movie’ and she said, ‘Yes, I know’.”

The publicity-shy Sia, who posed for a Billboard magazine cover with a paper bag on her head and performs live on TV with her back to the audience, also makes a cameo in the film.

“No she didn’t,” Gluck says when asked if Sia wrote the songs with a bag on her head.

“But, she’s in the movie.

“She has a speaking part in the movie so that will be a little Easter egg for the Aussies and of course Rose Byrne, I made her do an English accent, sadly for you guys, but Rose is our Aussie hero.”

Byrne, her real-life boyfriend American actor Bobby Cannavale, Wells and Diaz all stepped out of their comfort zones to sing and dance in the film.

That may scare Diaz fans who watched her singing karaoke in 1997’s My Best Friend’s Wedding.

“I worked, really, really, really hard,” a defensive Diaz, who plays the cruel foster home owner Miss Colleen Hannigan, says.

“I did a lot of vocal training and I didn’t give my worst voice.

“I gave my best voice.

“In My Best Friend’s Wedding I gave my worst voice and, mind you, to have that kind of a voice in My Best Friend’s Wedding, you have to be able to kind of sing.”

Annie opensin cinemas on Thursday

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Tuesday, December 23

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Blown Away, ABC, 8.30pm

Cyclone Tracy, the storm that destroyed Darwin, remains one of the worst natural disasters in Australia’s history. Seventy per cent of the city’s homes were destroyed or suffered major damage as winds of up to 217km/h were recorded (although experts estimate they got even higher; the Bureau of Meteorology’s anemometer was destroyed). The population of 45,000 was reduced to just 10,000 as the country’s largest civil evacuation took place.  Blown Away explores first-hand accounts from locals, MPs, police and emergency workers who lived through the ordeal and covers  myths that grew out of the disaster and reveals some new perspectives, most interestingly  the views of some of the traditional owners of the Darwin area, the Larrakia people, and their explanations for the cyclone and its devastation. Rather than dramatic re-enactments, the producers chose the increasingly popular path of animation to interpret first-hand anecdotes, and it works particularly well here.

Music for Elephants, SBS One, 8.30pm

This really is a film about a man, British artist and former concert pianist Paul Barton, who spends an extraordinary amount of time playing piano for elephants. Barton lives in Thailand and since 1996 has been playing piano for pachyderms at a home for former logging elephants or those used in the tourist trade. Several of the elephants have been blinded from their years logging, and it’s the effect the music has on them that is most moving. There’s even a killer bull-elephant who seems to chill out when Barton plays Beethoven.  Of course, he’s not tickling any ivories here – all his pianos are made with plastic keys.

House of Lies, Eleven, 10.10pm

The second season opener picks up as Marty (Don Cheadle) and Jeannie (Kristen Bell) meet outside the office for the first time since their drunken night together and since Jeannie’s fall from grace, with both the company and her fiance. Neither recall what happened that night, although the episode is peppered with flashbacks, plus one hell of a revelation for Jeannie.

The scene where they meet the mysterious Mr Pincus in person, despite still not knowing who he is or what business he’s in, is tonight’s highlight. Well, after the flashback to Marty and Jeanne’s joint street urination scene, anyway.

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MOVIES

Arthur (1981), Nine, 1pm

Ah, the challenges of inherited wealth. Poor Arthur Bach (Dudley Moore) is an inebriated layabout, heir to a massive family fortune, but only on the condition that he marries an upper-class lady (Jill Eikenberry), who will hopefully make a better man out of him.

He falls instead for a shoplifter named Linda (Liza Minnelli).

Steve Gordon’s Arthur was a huge hit in its day, and its title tune, Arthur’s Song (Best That You Can Do), won an Oscar.

It is engaging but slight, with Dudley Moore and John Gielgud (as Arthur’s valet) clearly having great fun.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Fox Classics (pay-TV), 8.35pm

For decades, a staple of Christmas television has been George Seaton’s 1947 Miracle on 34th Street, about an old man, Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn), who replaces an intoxicated Santa Claus in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Adored by the crowd, Kringle becomes the new in-store Santa, where he startles everyone by telling the truth (including the fact that better roller-skates are available at a rival store).

He has in his sights restoring the true meaning of the festive season: “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind … and that’s what’s been changing. That’s why I’m glad I’m here.”

Honesty and spiritual advice have got a lot of good people into trouble over the centuries, and Kringle is soon on trial for claiming to be Father Christmas. But as Fred Gaily (John Payne) proclaims, “Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to. Don’t you see?

It’s not just Kris that’s on trial, it’s everything he stands for. It’s kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles.” Who can argue with that?

Writer-producer John Hughes did a remake in 1994 with Sir Richard Attenborough as Kringle.

It also usually pops up round Christmas and, if so, you might try that as well. Then you can passionately discuss with friends which version you prefer.

Scott Murray

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Wednesday, December 24

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Weird fun: Horrible Histories.FREE TO AIR
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Would I Lie to You? ABC, 9pm

Welsh comedian Rob Brydon could be reading the transcript of a war trial and I would be transfixed. As host of this simple BBC quiz show, Brydon and his merry men of David Mitchell and Lee Mack provide the giggles in a way only the Brits can do. Each team is tasked with telling an outlandish story and other side has to guess if it’s true or false. Pretty straightforward. The chemistry between the team and their guests is almost palpable – it’s like watching the best dinner party (without food) between friends.

Carols by Candlelight, Nine, 8pm

There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and Carols by Candlelight. Whether you’re a seasoned Christmas grump or you get hypnotised by the sight of tinsel, CbC is a Melbourne tradition and confirms the festive season has well and truly arrived. It’s the 77th spin around the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and it will be full of those giving their time for charity and those desperate for prime time attention. Or both. Kate Ceberano and the 2014 winner of The Voice, Random Blonde Girl, will also perform as well as the cast of Les Mis. Serial offenders Anthony Callea, Rob Mills, Marina Prior, Silvie Paladino, Denis Walter and Tim Campbell will remind people they have CDs to flog or shows to sell tickets to. Since Ray Martin’s warranty was void, Lisa Wilkinson and David “my dad’s the dude from Cold Chisel” Campbell will host, pleasing grandmothers everywhere. Santa will allegedly make an appearance, which seems pretty irresponsible considering it’s the one day a year he works. Slacker. Every CbC is the same – it’s like buying a box of Cadbury Roses. It’s not exactly exciting but it is comforting. Carry on.

Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas, ABC3, 6pm

If you haven’t stumbled upon this British series before, then, in the words of Molly Meldrum, do yourself a favour. This Christmas-themed episode is produced for children, but really, it’s for everyone. Taking a look  at weird and wonderful Christmas traditions, this is fun and informative. Kids big and small will get a kick out of Christmas cards full of bacon (hmmm, bacon) or a dead mouse (less hmmm).  Showing just how little changes England’s King Henry II loved court entertainers who specialised in farting. See, we’re all the same, no matter what time we’re born into.

Alana SchetzerHell on Wheels’ Jennifer Ferrin)  who has lost her nose to syphilis. For a moment he seems about to display some unsuspected tenderness, but then he’s back to his old self: brusque, closed off and even a little bit cruel. Meanwhile, Algernon Edwards (Andre Holland), the brilliant black surgeon Thackery is determined to keep out of the operating theatre, sets up a secret surgery in the coal cellar, and hospital administrator Herman Barrow (Jeremy Bobb) goes off the rails as his date with the loan shark looms. Engrossing period drama.

Brad NewsomeSundays and Cybele, Monsieur Lazhar is everything you could want in a bridging-the-generations movie, sweetly told.

Scott Murray

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HSC 2014: Hunter students excel

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Merewether High’s Rebecca Tyler. Picture: Ryan Osland► HSC results: ‘Huge relief’for two Merewether students
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► HSC Merits Lists

HUNTER students have excelled in this year’s Higher School Certificate, with 1114 students achieving a mark of more than 90 in at least one of their subjects.

A total of 30 students appeared on the Top Achievers list, after receiving a ranked place in a subject as well as a mark over 90.

This included Merewether High students Rebecca Tyler who came first in the state in Community and Family Studies, third in Food Technology and fifth in Earth and Environmental Science.

Fellow Merewether High student Rachel Leonard came eighth in the state in Food Technology and 10th in the state in Hospitality.

A cohort of 35 Hunter students also appeared on the All Rounders list, for achieving results in the top band possible for at least 10 units of their HSC courses.

This comprised 18 female students and 17 male students.

As reported on Tuesday, Rebecca Tyler of Merewether High topped the state in Community and Family Studies, Luke Pulver of Hunter School of the Performing Arts came first in Aboriginal Studies and Jack Haberfield of Swansea High achieved the number one spot in the Metal and Engineering exam.

Christopher Windus of St Philip’s Christian College Waratah had the highest ranking in the Entertainment Industry exam.

Public Schools NSW Executive Director, Frank Potter, said he was confident that the latest crop of HSC graduates from Hunter public schools was well-equipped for further study, work and life.

“Many of our students are already well set on their chosen pathway,” Mr Potter said.

“Whether it is by being awarded early entry at university, securing an apprenticeship or traineeship, establishing themselves in employment or feeling assured that the results they received yesterday will enable them to meet their goals, our students finish 13 years of schooling ready to take the next step.”

Mr Potter said it was pleasing to hear from schools about students who were the first in their family to complete school through to the HSC.

“This is a proud moment for these students and their families,” he said.

“Having this well-recognised credential offers assurance of improved life outcomes and a great model to encourage other family members to make the most of educational opportunities.”

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Keep On Keepin’ On review: Teaching and all that jazz

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Musical connection: Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin in Keep On Keepin’ On. Musical connection: Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin in Keep On Keepin’ On.
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Musical connection: Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin in Keep On Keepin’ On.

Musical connection: Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin in Keep On Keepin’ On.

FILM KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON ★★★☆ (M) Selected cinemas (86 minutes)

Australian musician-turned-filmmaker Alan Hicks has made a disarming documentary portrait of legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, 94, whom he first knew as a teacher. Hicks is not a figure in the film, although his affection for his subject is evident in every frame. The documentary  focuses on Terry’s mentoring of a talented twentysomething pianist Justin Kauflin. Kauflin has been blind since the age of 11 and sometimes struggles with doubt and nerves. But with Terry, there’s no sign of this.

Terry’s enveloping warmth, wisdom and good nature give the Oscar-shortlisted documentary much of its energy, even as his health declines. He might be full of stories from jazz’s glorious past, but he’s a man who also lives in the moment, musically and emotionally. This is a film about the nature of connection, a picture of a celebrated performer who loves to teach, even from a hospital bed, and of a teacher-pupil relationship in which friendship is as essential as rigour.

Earlier this year, Damien Chazelle’s feature Whiplash told the story of a young jazz drummer and his domineering, brutally manipulative teacher. Keep On Keepin’ On is is an intriguing contrast. It is built on very different assumptions about art and legacy.

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Monday, December 22

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Commando School, SBS One, 8.30pm 

One of the best of the recent ob-doc series, this Channel Four production follows the trials of Troop 174 as its members undergo training to enter the Royal Marines. Each episode focuses on one or two of the recruits, and here it’s the bespectacled Tom Dilliway, who’s struggling to meet the physical and mental demands of the course. By his own account, he was a chubby kid saddled with the nickname Harry Potter. His battles, closely observed by astute corporal Adam Perkins, make for engrossing viewing.

Bones, Seven, 8.30pm

The formula is now so familiar that the rather bizarre blend of elements in this crime series no longer seems so strange. Essentially, a bunch of scientifically gifted eggheads banter over dead and decaying bits of bodies. They use their brilliant minds and whiz-bang gadgetry to figure out whodunit in each episode’s murder mystery as the series, adapted from books by Kathy Reichs, aims to mix science, sexual chemistry and sleuthing. Atits heart are darkly handsome special agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and his brilliant wife, DrTemperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel). Now they’re parents to a precocious four-year-old and must debate their level of concern about her use of profanity  while trying to solve a case about a body discovered in a playground. There’s a bit of domestic repartee, a dash of The Wolf of Wall Street, a murder investigation and a misguided colleague with delusions of trumping Bones in the lab. It’s an improbable mix that somehow comes together to create a passable crime drama.

Debi Enker, Parks and Recreation, Seven, 11.30pm

The season finale has arrived, as has the Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Concert with Leslie (Amy Poehler) facing a big decision, Tom (Aziz Ansari) trying to get his restaurant on track and Andy (Chris Pratt) living out his rock star dreams. It’s all fun, but nothing compared with the brilliance of when Ron (Nick Offerman) bumps into his ex-wife Tammy (Megan Mullally). “Tammy,” Nick sneers, “What could possibly bring you to a children’s performance? Preparing a ritual sacrifice of a newborn?” Bazinga! Oh and given this is set in a music festival, keep your eyes peeled for the inevitable guest stars including The Decembrists, Yo La Tengo and a beautiful surprise in the closing seconds.

Scott EllisMade in Chelsea are still with us, let alone on TV. You’d think they’d have long since been buffed to death by private-jet upholstery – or at least have contracted terminal ennui from the sound of their own braying voices. Yet here they are, on an interminable excursion to New York, where they sit around in trendy bars gossiping about each other and occasionally flirting with young Americans who are just as dull as they are. Made in Chelsea is a chore to watch, even by the standards of the scripted-reality genre. The cast are stiff and listless, the dialogue is dreary, and the over-the-top telenovela-style direction serves only to underline the fact there’s nothing interesting going on. The tedium is compounded by the fact that every boring scene is followed by another in which everybody talks about what just happened. That a show so completely contrived could be so utterly devoid of entertainment value is extraordinary.

Tiny, LifeStyle Home, 7.30pm

An interesting documentary following American Christopher Smith as he builds a tiny wooden house on a trailer so he can tow it to a remote part of Colorado and live in it. Other “tiny housers” from around the US show off their homes and explain why they choose to live small.

Brad Newsome The Spy Who Loved Me, which has zero to do with Fleming’s book, is not a total write-off – the underwater Lotus Esprit is fun and Curt Jurgens makes a decent if dour villain – but it is not what a Bond movie ought to be.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (1942), Fox Classics (pay-TV), 8.35pm

Based on an original idea by songwriter extraordinaire Irving Berlin, Holiday Inn is the story of a fractious stage trio that splits apart over the love of the girl. Singer Jim Hardy (Bing Crosby) wants Lila Dixon (Virginia Dale), but she dumps him for her dance partner, Ted Hanover (Fred Astaire). Jim retreats to a Connecticut farm, where he turns a farmhouse into a restaurant-nightclub called Holiday Inn. That he does most of this Herculean task by himself in a few days is not a lapse of moviemaking sanity, merely a nod to the musical genre where almost anything can happen if you wish it. When Lila later runs off with a Texas millionaire, a lonely Ted tracks down Jim and gets to fight him all over again, this time over a new girl, Linda Mason (Marjorie Reynolds). Along the way, Crosby croons 12 new Berlin songs, plus a few classics. There are several dazzling routines from Astaire, including his first with Marjorie Reynolds. When Reynolds laughs and smiles mid-dance, Astaire pulling both her arms over his left shoulder, you get to experience one of cinema’s most naturally sexy moments.

Scott Murray

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Record number of asylum seeker deaths at sea in 2014: International Organisation for Migration

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Brothers Ibrahim Awadallah, Mohammed Awadallah and Mamoun Doghmosh, who survived for four days after smugglers capsized their migrant boat. Photo: New York TimesSix migrants floated in the freezing ocean in September, desperately trying not to slip under the thrashing waves. They had just watched 500 people drown in a small, unseaworthy boat captained by people smugglers who had since deserted them.
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The Palestinians, Syrians and Egyptians were plucked from the ocean by rescue authorities. They later told authorities they had heard the smugglers laughing as they left behind the hundreds of floating bodies.

The smugglers, who had charged each asylum seeker US$2000 to seek refuge in Europe from Egypt, had deliberately rammed the boat with their own when the 500-plus migrants refused to move into a smaller, unseaworthy vessel. The 300 people below decks drowned almost immediately as the 200 people above scrambled to survive.

The tragedy has been labelled the worst shipwreck in years. And it happened during what has now been declared the “deadliest year” for migrants, with a record 4868 people dying while trying to cross treacherous oceans in 2014 – double the 2013 tally.

According to International Organisation for Migration (IOM) figures released this week, the crossing from the Mediterranean to Europe claimed over 3000 lives, while 540 migrants died in the Bay of Bengal. At least 307 died trying to cross the land border between Mexico and the USA. There have been no known asylum seeker deaths in Australian waters in 2014.

The IOM says “desperation migration” due to the unprecedented number of man-made crises needs to be addressed by political leadership to counter the “worrying rise of xenophobia”.

“All states have the international obligation to save lives of those seeking help,” said the IOM director-general, William Lacy Swing.

The number of people displaced around the world is now the highest since World War II, with 33.3 million people internally displaced and 16.7 million refugees.

Yet in response to these figures, western nations are moving in an opposite direction as they begin to scale back their rescue operations, rather than increase them.

Australia has effectively cut off the number of boats making the journey here through hardline policies that include turning back asylum seeker boats, sending asylum seekers to offshore processing centres and, in the latest tactic by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, ending the option for genuine refugees in Indonesia to ever resettle in Australia. This month, the Senate passed the Migration Act, which means 30,000 asylum seekers who arrived by boats under the Labor government will be offered temporary protection visas, not permanent visas.

The Abbott government has argued that by “stopping the boats” they are saving lives at sea.

The United Kingdom is similarly winding back its response to sea rescue operations in the Mediterranean. In October, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that to reduce net immigration, the UK would no longer fund the Italian rescue mission, Mare Nostrum, which refugee advocates described as “morally shocking”.

The IOM continues to urge western countries to step up their rescue operations as an important approach to the asylum seeker surge.

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Avoiding home-business hell

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At least you have the dog for company…Working from home full-time is mostly terrific. Until summer holidays arrive and extra noise, distractions, kids, and annoying animals create home-business hell. Knowing how to navigate the silly season and combine work and life is critical.
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Don’t get me wrong: I wouldn’t swap working from home for an office life. And a house full of people and neighbours having parties over summer is hardly the worst problem. Also, plenty of office workers have to adjust their schedule for school holidays.

Still, it’s always hard for home-business owners when everybody else seems to be on holiday. We could join them, of course, but that’s not always possible for contractors and consultants who are often busiest in the lead-up to Christmas as they help short-staffed clients. And who only get paid when they work.

Heading into my ninth year as a home-business owner, I’ve learned there are ways to maintain productivity over the summer while taking advantage of the flexilbity of self-employment.

Here are eight tips to get you through the silly season. Home-based business owners should add their best tips to work over summer by commenting at the end of this blog.

1.  A summer plan

The summer break can be upon busy home-based business owners before they realise it. Ideally, plan well in advance how you will work and have a break between Christmas and Australia Day. Don’t make my mistake of years past: jamming in meetings, interviews and other work at home when you unexpectedly have a house full of people.

2. Be realistic

I’ve long given up on asking kids to be quiet, or getting annoyed when there is excessive noise over summer. Don’t expect any favours as a home-based business owner. Work around others; don’t expect them to tone down their holiday while you work. The best part of working from home is having more time for family, so why try to avoid it?

3. Business development in December

If you have extra time, and no plans for a holiday, use December or January for business development. Clients can be more receptive to your pitches and idea, and may have extra time to meet over summer if work is quieter. Extra business-development work gets you out of the house and, if done well, gives your venture a flying start to the following year.

4. Go nocturnal

It works for me. Late nights can be highly productive when children are in bed and there is space to work on projects. More is done late at night in a few hours than in a full day when there are constant interruptions. Others prefer early starts. My point: be prepared to adjust your work schedule so you can fit around others over summer.

5. Find a second space

The best planning in the world won’t overcome a house full of visitors, unexpected noisy tradesmen, or neighbours throwing summer parties. Have a second workspace ready to go to, and a computing set-up that allows seamless movement between locations. It need not be expensive: the local library can double as a second workspace and plenty of university libraries are empty around this time. Consider shared office space that can be rented at short notice, or work at a friend’s office or home.

6. Set boundaries

Set clear boundaries so that friends and family know what to expect of you. Be clear when you are working and cannot be disturbed, and when you are more flexible with work time. You only have yourself to blame if people can’t tell if you are working or on holiday.

7. Work-free days

A temptation for home-based business owners is working part of each day over summer. Break your time into three categories: days with no work (such as Christmas to early January); days when you are more flexible on work; and days when it’s mostly work. Again, it’s all in the planning and communicating your schedule to others.

8. Noise-cancelling headphones

If all else fails, buy a good set of noise-cancelling headphones and get used to them. It’s the best $300 I spent this year. Double-glazed office windows are next on the agenda, but for now, these simple steps that should help maintain high productivity while having a great summer.

This is my last blog for 2014. Many thanks to all the readers who commented on The Venture. Your feedback, positive or negative, is always welcome. The Venture returns in early January.

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