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► More than a year of training and strict dieting paid of for 59 year old Ginette Quintus-Bosz.
Ginette recently competed in her first bikini competition at the South Coast classic in the International Natural Bodybuilding Association federation. More here.
► Who do you think is worthy of being on an Australian bank note?
This was the challenge Gib Gate students worked on for their Term 3 project – to find an accomplished “noteworthy” Australian.
After a term of hard work and a lot of research, Year 6 students presented the Australians they thought deserved to be on a new banknote.
►THE animal shelter in Moss Vale will be temporarily closed tomorrow and Friday.
The closure of the facility is to allow shelter employees to attend staff training.
All animals will be tended to during the closure and the shelter will be manned to ensure cleaning, feeding and volunteer walking is still carried out.
► MOSS Vale Basketball Association will play host to some of Australia’s basketball Olympians this weekend.
[Flames point guard Deanne Butler at a previous WNBL match in Moss Vale.]
Flames point guard Deanne Butler at a previous WNBL match in Moss Vale.
The Perth Lynx, Sydney Uni Flames and Uni of Canberra Capitals will play the association’s annual Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) game.
Players from each of the teams were members of the Opals, who competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
►THERE is less than one week to go before an auto fair opens in Berrima.
The second annual Southern Highlands Auto Fair will feature more than 50 stalls to delight the interested shopper and children’s activities such as a jumping castle, cars nd playground.
The day will be shared with the Berrima Schoolyard Markets, enabling the community to come together.
►TRADITIONALLY, politics has always been a man’s world.
Council elections held across NSW in early September show this is predominantly still the case, particularly in the state’s southern region.
The male-dominated world of Local Government elections became particularly evident with the appointment of nine men to Wingecarribee Shire Council, the first all-male cohort in 33 years. More here.
► THROUGHOUT the ages, many brides have been carried over the threshold by their husbands as they start a new life together.
For Erin Acton, however, being carried around by husband Kane isn’t that unusual. The pair has found a secret talent in the sport of wife carrying.
Having taken out first place at Moss Vale Show for the past two years, the pair will compete against Australia’s best at Singleton Show this weekend. More here.
TRAFFIC: All Southern Highlands roads are open and clear.
TRAINS: Commuters can expect a good service on the Southern Highlands line today.
WEATHER: A cloudy day with a high (80%) chance of rain, becoming less likely late this afternoon and evening, the chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon, light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 25 km/h turning NW 25 to 35 km/h in the early afternoon and a daytime maximum temperature of 12 can be expected in the Highlands today.
Here's a look at what the local weather is doing right now:
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► CENTRAL WEST: NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner says a new report released in Orange on Tuesday revealed 28 patients were underdosed in the Central West by Dr John Grygiel from 2006 to 2013.
The report however did not establish a connection between the underdosing and the subsequent death of 14 patients treated by Dr Grygiel in Orange and Bathurst. Read on.
► CENTRAL COAST: In the lead up to her death, school teacher Amanda Carter, 46, told a friend that her ex-fiance had "gone past the non-accepting stage and is entering the angry stage". Then one night in May 2010 real estate agent Ricardo Francis Herman Dasilva, 66, crept into her bedroom and bludgeoned her to death - to the point where she was unrecognisable. Read on.
► WIMMERA: Horsham’s Incident Control Centre has confirmed flooding in the Wimmera River is moving downstream having peaked at a number of areas.
The centre’s Melissa Douglas said flash flooding might still occur as a band of rain moves across the Wimmera. Read on.
► ORANGE: An Orange man allegedly caught with up to $67,000 worth of cocaine in a luxury car after he was stopped for speeding was on bail for a serious violence charge, Wagga Wagga Local Court has heard. Read the full report.
► CHAMBERS FLAT: A 19-year-old Chambers Flat man has been arrested for incest, perjury and perverting the course of justice offences.
The man was taken into custody on Tuesday in relation to the investigation of the murder of Tiahleigh Palmer. More here.
► HUNTER: Couple Kay and Glenn Barber were retired and halfway through a trip around Australia when they found out their 15-month-old granddaughter had been taken into care by Family and Community Services. More here.
► HENTY: Soaking rain throughout the Southern Riverina and strong commodity prices will help draw strong crowds to the 53rd annual Henty Machinery Field Days. Read on.
► GUNDAGAI: A truckie has emerged victorious in a legal battle with the Highway Patrol on Friday after he was wrongly pinged with a $669 fine. Wayne, who chose not to have his surname revealed, has warned motorists to double check their fines after a Gundagai magistrate reversed an infringement issued by police that was “riddled with inconsistencies”. More here.
► Senator Derryn Hinch has hit back at allegations by his former partner that he is "back on the booze" five years after a life-saving liver transplant
On Sunday night, his ex-partner Natasha Chadwick made the claim on Twitter. More here.
► An electrical fault is likely to have started a fire in the engine bay of a bus that burst into flames on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and caused traffic chaos in the city during rush hour last week, safety investigators say. More here.
► The number of Indigenous Australians dying on the roads is similar to the rate in Sub-Saharan Africa, and three to five times the national average, an international conference was told on Monday. Read the full report.
► Three men stuck on Uluru were rescued on Tuesday morning after delicate 11 hour operation.
The three Australian men, all aged 23, first got into trouble about midday on Monday, when they veered off the designated pathway into a restricted zone and became stuck in a crevice. More here.
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LONDON: The criminal investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has pinpointed the exact launch site of the missile that brought it down, a source close to the investigation says. Read on.
UNITED NATIONS: The world has been waiting for the day the United Nations put forward a plan on how to deal with the year-long global migrant crisis. With bated breath, we all waited for a moral compass, guidance on how to solve the world's worst people displacement since World War II. The day arrived, but sadly without much of a concrete plan or a binding blueprint. More here.
NEW YORK: Australia's humanitarian refugee intake will be set permanently at almost 19,000 per year and will now include a component of Central Americans under a series of pledges offered by Malcolm Turnbull in New York overnight. Read on.
USA: Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for a divorce from actor Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and romantic partner since 2005, her lawyer said on Tuesday, signaling the end of one of Hollywood's most glamorous and powerful couples. More here.
On this day
1621: King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia
1922: US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
1937: J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London.
1949: Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China
1949: Federal Republic of [West] Germany created out of the American, British and French occupation zones
1954: 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned under Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson
Facts supplied: onthisday.com
The faces of Australia:Genni Kane
For lovers of Australian country music, the multi-award winning band Flying Emus is one of those iconic bands that entertained us all during the late 1980’s.
Up front and centre was Millthorpe singer Genni Kane whose strong effortless voice lifted the tunes above the standard country fare.
The Flying Emu’s disbanded in 1991 but Genni has kept on singing, whilst simultaneously taking on the extended family life. Read her story.