NEW TO TOURING: Marcia and John Holbrook, of Hobart, with furry friend. Pictures: NEIL RICHARDSON. (1/2)”I love everything about it because it’s all different,” she said.
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Mrs Collings has been in the State for four weeks and has enjoyed the club rally.

“This is our first time down here and we have enjoyed it very much. It has all been terrific,” she said.

Mrs Collings intends to do more sight-seeing in Tasmania with her husband after the rally before returning home to NSW.

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Danish duo follow tall order

TASMANIAN LINK: Danish travellers Nina Baron and David Enghuus are finding out all about their princess-to-be’s home State. Picture: TIM HUGHESMiss Baron, 20, and Mr Enghuus, 21, are on a working holiday in the State, helping out on the tall ship Windeward Bound at Low Head.
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“We both like to sail on tall ships, and we wanted to see the world,” Miss Baron said.

“We came to Tasmania after spending half a year studying and sailing on an educational tall ship called The Denmark in Copenhagen.”

A search on the Internet for information about other tall ships they could work on led the couple to Tasmania and the Windeward Bound.

Miss Baron said that the forthcoming royal wedding in Denmark between Prince Frederick and Tasmania’s Mary Donaldson was a big event and was figuring prominently in their news.

“My grandmother was excited when she heard I was coming to Tasmania, where Mary is from,” she said.

But “the royal family and wedding is more important to the older generation in Denmark than to the younger people”, both agreed.

They knew very little about Tasmania before their arrival but have spent time travelling and sightseeing.

“It’s beautiful nature down here. You can drive for two hours and be in the bush or a rainforest,” Mr Enghuus said.

“I’m amazed how friendly the people are. You meet people on the street and they just talk to you, which is really nice.”

Miss Baron will head home to Copenhagen in August to start university study but Mr Enghuus intends to spend a year travelling the world.

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Funding to boost radio services

Senator John Watson yesterday announced that funding up to $24,590 had been approved to upgrade reception of RG Capital Radio’s radio 7SD signal into the St Helens area.
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The funding will assist RG Capital Radio with capital costs related to equipment, installation, site establishment and licence fees.

Senator Watson said that the upgrade would improve the 7SD signal into the St Helens area, which is one of the fastest-growing population centres in the State.

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Six highlights in your travel week10 Aug

The National Anzac Centre … helping cement Albany’s reputation as a commemoration centre. A second-passenger-half-price deal is available on a short-break cruise along the Western Australian coast designed to honour the Anzac troops who sailed to the battlefields of Europe during World War I.

The five-night cruise, aboard Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ Astor, will sail round-trip from Perth on January 6 next year bound for Esperance and Albany on the southern coast of WA.

The former whaling town of Albany was the last sight of Australia for 41,000 troops who sailed in convoys of ships to the trenches of Europe during the Great War from 2014-18.

Today it is cemented as one of Australia’s principal commemoration centres of the Anzac legend with an award-winning National Anzac Centre, numerous monuments of remembrance and a new ‘Field of Light – Avenue of Honour’ outdoor light installation open from October to Anzac Day next year.

The installation features 16,000 lights shining in the colours of local wildlfowers.

The cruise features lectures by war historian and author, Neville Browning OAM, who has penned more than a dozen books on Australia’s military history, and also war storyteller and author, Jon Doust, who will recount tales of his own family’s involvement in the Great War.

Fares are available from $1029 per person twin-share, with the fare for a second person half-price at $514.

Phone 1300 766 537 or visit www.cruiseexpress南京夜网.au

Tasmania’s Truffle Lodge … a quintessentially Australian bush-glamping experience.

Idyllically located right on the Derwent River and just 40 kilometres from Hobart, Tasmania’s Truffle Lodge offers a quintessentially Australian bush-glamping experience.

The new luxury eco lodge will open for its second season on September 1, with extended accommodation and communal facilities, a freshly restored beach and an expanded range of on- and off-site experiences and activities.

Additions include a private bush bath, a large shelter for outdoor activities and functions and a line-up of activities for those that are not seduced by the go-slow magic.

The truffiere which had been abandoned and covered in wild blackberry vines is now being nurtured back to life.

Each tent at Truffle Lodge is double walled and triple roofed for maximum comfort and features a handmade wooden bath, rain shower, extra-large deep double beds, a coffee machine, tea-making facilities and a bar fridge.

Rates are from $795 per night per person twin-share, including continental breakfast, self-help lunch, three-course dinner and all activities.

Visit www.trufflelodge南京夜网

‘thar she blows’ … the excitement of spotting a passing whale.

Captain Cook Cruises and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium are offering the ultimate day out for kids and adult marine lovers, with a Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and whale-watching cruise combo, operating daily until October 31 and offering savings of up to $40 per person.

The package starts with a morning visit to one of Sydney’s leading family tourist attractions, Sea Life, in Darling Harbour.

Walk underwater through over 100 metres of glass viewing tunnels and see Australia’s marine life like never before, coming within inches of huge sharks, rays and turtles and watch three different penguin species slip, slide and swim around playfully.

Before embarking on a Captain Cook cruise to see whales in the wild, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about whale migration at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium’s on-site activity hub.

In only 15 minutes the fantastic open-water cruise takes passengers from Circular Quay, past the Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison and the beautiful eastern suburbs, before passing through the Harbour headlands and out to the open ocean.

Here the excitement begins as humpbacks are spotted visiting Sydney’s coastline as part of their annual migration.

Captain Cook Cruises offers every passenger a whale guarantee. If a whale is not spotted, passengers can cruise again for free.

The combo is priced at $99 per adult and $69 per child (4-15 years).

Phone 02 9206 1111 or visit www.captaincook南京夜网.au

Jimmy Barnes … doing small, intimate gigs for guests staying at the same resort.

A once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience in one of the most beautiful, and once unaffordable, destinations in the world — the Maldives — has been made totally exceptional by sharing that experience with Aussie musicians staying at the same resort and performing exclusive and intimate gigs at night.

Going to the Maldives is much cheaper than it used to be due to the decreasing price of flights and the entry of more affordably priced hotel chains. Now the Maldives is a popular destination for couples, families, groups of friends and singles as well as honeymooners.

Buy your adventure through The Perfect Wave and enjoy sunshine, white-sand beaches, water as blue as you’ve ever seen, surfing, diving, snorkelling and a fully equipped kids’ club with waterpark during the day … then relax in bean bags on the beach or dance on the sand to Aussie music legends.

Events being sold now are Jimmy Barnes with his family band, including Diesel and Mahalia Barnes, in September this year, and Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning next April.

Visit www.perfectwavetravel南京夜网

Paro Taktsang temple … in Bhutan, one of the world’s last great Himalayan kingdoms.

Open the throttle on some of the world’s most spectacular roads on the back of a classic Royal Enfield motorbike with a 15 per cent discount on a range of Extreme Bike Tours’ rides in Sri Lanka, Rajasthan and Bhutan.

The discount applies to bookings made before August 31, and includes licensed riders and pillion passengers.

The 15-day Bhutan tour, for instance, takes riders on an adventure through the wide-open valleys and snow-capped peaks of one of the world’s last great Himalayan kingdoms.

Located on the ancient Silk Road, the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is filled with ancient monasteries and long-standing forts scattered across the striking landscape once shut-off from the world.

The tour departs from Delhi next April 13 and is priced from about $7975 for riders and about $6540 for pillions.

Each tour includes fuel, meals, accommodation and transfers.

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Scenic’s Mekong … a range of earlybird options includes fly-free.

Scenic’s new 2019/2020 South East Asia program features an extended portfolio of cruising through Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar on board the all-balcony Scenic Aura and Scenic Spirit.

These 68- and 44-guest vessels have a staff-guest ratio close to 1:1 and are claimed to be the most luxurious vessels sailing the Mekong and Irrawaddy.

Scenic’s signature Enrich experiences also provide a point of difference, offering exclusive opportunities and special moments not available to the ordinary traveller, such as the Angkor Temple Gala Dinner in Siem Reap.

Scenic offers a range of earlybird options available until October 31, including a fly-free deal when booking any Mekong journey of 13 days or longer, or any Myanmar journey of 14 days or longer.

Scenic’s 13-day ‘Treasures of the Mekong’ journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap is from $7495 per person twin-share.

Phone 138 128 or visit www.scenic南京夜网.au

Eagle Kennedy battling hairline fracture

West Coast appear increasingly likely to be without Josh Kennedy for the next two matches as the star forward deals with another hairline fracture.

But Liam Ryan will make his first AFL appearance since his mysterious car crash when he lines up in Sunday’s western derby against Fremantle.

Kennedy missed last week’s loss to North Melbourne after copping a knee to the shin from a teammate at training, and he’ll also miss the derby.

Coach Adam Simpson says Kennedy’s injury is similar to the one he suffered in the round 13 loss to Sydney.

Kennedy missed three matches after that first injury, and he faces a race against time to return for next week’s crunch match against Port Adelaide.

The 30-year-old still hasn’t returned to training. Instead, he’s been doing work on the anti-gravity treadmill and in the gym, as well as some light laps.

“He’s getting better. The next week or two we’ll hopefully see him back,” Simpson said.

“We’ve just got to get him right. However long that takes, we’ll give him.”

Simpson said it was unlikely anything could have been done to avoid Kennedy’s latest injury.

“I’m assuming that because it’s happened twice, it may be a little bit more vulnerable around that area,” Simpson said.

“But I don’t think it’s a long-term problem for us.”

Ryan was handed a club-imposed two-match AFL ban after crashing his car into a tree early on July 2.

But Ryan will make his AFL return against the Dockers after a solid display for WAFL side East Perth last week.

Police are yet to release a report on Ryan’s car crash, but Simpson felt the time was right to recall the goalsneak.

“We’ve got a fair indication of where things are at. When we get the full report, we’ll announce it,” Simpson said.

“He had his indiscretion that we dealt with. We’re comfortable with his penalty.”

Simpson will consider throwing defender Tom Barrass up forward against the Dockers to help plug the gap left by Kennedy.

All-Australian defender Jeremy McGovern is another option Simpson will consider in attack.

Luke Shuey and Lewis Jetta join Ryan in the side.

Dom Sheed, Jake Waterman, and Jack Petrucelle were all dropped.

Fremantle made five changes to the team that copped a 59-point hammering from Hawthorn.

Matt Taberner, Hayden Ballantyne, Mitch Crowden, Brady Grey and Cam McCarthy return.

Cam Sutcliffe goes out with a hamstring injury, while Taylin Duman, Tommy Sheridan, Stefan Giro and Scott Jones were axed.

The Eagles sit in second spot on the table, but could drop to fourth if they suffer a shock loss to Fremantle.

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Six highlights in your travel week3 Aug

Be immersed in the India’s ancient principles … taking time out at Ananda. Feel the spirit of India and be immersed in the country’s ancient principles of wellness and wellbeing on a 16-day fly-cruise-and-stay holiday featuring a seven-night cruise along the sacred Brahmaputra River and a week-long stay at Ananda, a luxury spa at the foot of the Himalayas.

Cruise Traveller has released the deal in partnership with an Indian river cruise company, Adventure Resorts and Cruises, featuring 46-guest river ship, MV Mahabaahu.

Highlights of the seven-night cruise include a safari of the Kaziranga National Park which is famous for the great single-horned Indian rhino as well as wild elephants, tigers, buffalo and exotic birds, aromatic Indian cuisine, and views of the 7000-metre-high Himalayas.

The stay at the Ananda includes healthy organic cuisine, spa and lifestyle activities such as daily yoga and meditation
, use of hydrotherapy facilities, and a trek to the top of Kunjapuri mountain to see Kunjapuri Devi Temple, one of India’s most revered, ancient places.

The adventure is priced from $17,795 per person twin-share, which includes a saving of $530 person if booked by August 31.

The price incorporates flights with Singapore Airlines from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth plus domestic flights in India, cruise excursions and a night in each of Delhi and Kolkata.

Phone 1800 507 777 or visit www.cruisetraveller南京夜网.au

The huge Mekong River … lifeblood for those living along it.

Backyard Travel has combined Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam into a 14-day journey that traverses vibrant cities, ancient ruins, rural villages and spectacular natural landscapes.

Its ‘Rivers, Roads and Ruins’ begins in Bangkok with a full day of urban exploration in the Thai capital.

Next it’s off to Cambodia, travelling overland through Thai countryside to enjoy the charms of sleepy Battambang and explore the Angkor temples in Siem Reap.

After a couple of days seeing the sights in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, travellers make their way to Vietnam via the Mekong River, cruising over the border to Chau Doc.

From here, the journey continues along the river, passing by colorful towns and floating markets, and exploring back canals to catch a glimpse of local daily life.

The tour ends in Ho Chi Minh City with a full-day private guided tour.

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Kuélap … a fortress believed to have been built between 600 and 900 years before Machu Picchu.

From August 30, Peru’s remote Chachapoyas and Kuélap will become more accessible, with domestic airline LC Perú announcing direct flights between Lima and Chachapoyas every Thursday and Sunday.

These new flights will give much greater opportunity to maximise time marvelling at the ancient fortress of Kuélap, and learning about the ‘Cloud Warriors’ who inhabited the area centuries ago.

Chachapoyas is a remote Peruvian city known as the Gateway to Kuélap, which is considered by many to be the ‘Machu Picchu of the north’.

The fortress of Kuelap is believed to have been built between 600 and 900 years before Machu Picchu and is both larger and on a higher mountain than its famous southern counterpart, with over 550 structures on the site.

Phone 1300 575 752 or visit eclipsetravel南京夜网.au.

Roger Federer … on Rottnest Island during his last visit to Western Australia.

One of the world’s greatest tennis players, Roger Federer, will return to WA to compete in the Mastercard Hopman Cup 2019, which will run from December 29 to January 5.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will once again pair up with Belinda Bencic for Team Switzerland to defend their 2018 title.

Players joining the duo will include the German team, and 2018 runners-up, current world number three Alexander Zverev and two-time Grand Slam champion and former world-number-one Angelique Kerber.

At the 2018 tournament at Perth Arena nearly 5700 fans viewed Federer’s open practice session with Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Federer has won the past two Australian Open titles after beginning his season in Perth.

Ticket packages for the Mastercard Hopman Cup 2019 are now available via Ticketek. Sportsnet Holidays is offering travel packages starting at $389 per person.

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New holiday opportunities … for example, dinner at dusk at Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

The 2019/20 season marks a new era for Australian rail holidays, with the formation of Journey Beyond, a consortium that owns and operates a suite of iconic experiential tourism brands — Cruise Whitsundays, Rottnest Express and Great Southern Rail, operators of The Ghan, Indian Pacific and The Overland.

In 21 itineraries, guests can explore beyond the tracks, combining their rail adventure with other experiences such as swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, flying over Lake Eyre, admiring Kakadu’s waterfalls, and wining and dining on Kangaroo Island.

Step off The Ghan and get lost in ancient storytelling in the Red Centre or enjoy a luxurious stay at Wolgan Valley having travelled on the Indian Pacific.

Alternatively, navigate the Australian coastline on a cruise ship or float over Alice Springs in a hot-air balloon.

The 2019/20 holidays collection is fully integrated and features overnight stays through to 21-night expeditions.

Visit www.journeybeyond南京夜网.au

Tasting, tasting, tasting … a quartet enjoy working their way through winning entries in the Sydney Royal Wine Show.

For lovers of fine wine it is truly a once-a-year opportunity.

The Grape, Grain & Graze Festival, formerly known as the Sydney Royal Wine Experience, will be held from 2pm to 6pm on the Saturday afternoon of August 11 at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

Not only does the Grape, Grain & Graze Festival allow visitor to taste this year’s Sydney Royal award-winning wines, beers and ciders, but also to find out, during face-to-face tutorials, why they were the choice of the experts.

Plus there’s the show’s award-winning food and music to match.

Each of the 2300 wines judged in the annual KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show just days earlier will be on offer, as will beer and cider medallists awarded by industry experts in the Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show, allowing ticketholders to make their own judgements.

Single tickets cost $90 plus booking fee, double passes $164 plus booking fee.

Admission charge includes a Riedel Ouverture glass, unlimited tasting of show entries, access to the Trophy Room with five tastings, access to the Beer & Cider Garden with two beer/cider tasting paddle vouchers, access to grazing stations that include a huge array of Sydney Royal award-winning products, guide and catalogue, and attendance at masterclasses.

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Hunter mother jailed for a maximum of 25 years for filming three children being abused

Newcastle courthouse. A HUNTER mother who filmed herself sexually assaulting her three young children and sent the videos to paedophiles in the hope it would please themand get one man, who she referred to as “Daddy”, to fall in love with her, has been jailed for a maximum of 25 years.

The woman, who cannot be named because it would identify her three children, appeared in Newcastle District Court on Friday for sentence after pleading guilty to seven counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 10, which carries a maximum of life in jail, and one count of possession of child abuse material.

Judge Phillip Mahony took into account a number of other serious offences,including using a child under 14 to make child abuse material and disseminating child abuse material, when he jailed the woman for a maximum of 25 years, with a non-parole period of 17 years.

The woman, who once provided a character reference for fellow inmate and convicted serial killer Kathleen Folbigg,will be eligible for parole in March, 2033, while the total sentence doesn’t expire until 2041.

The court had heard thatpsychologists who assessed the woman had been left uncertain as to the real reasons why she had sexually assaulted her children and then uploaded the videos online.

Defence barrister Rebecca Suterssaid her client was motivated by a “desire to please” the men she was communicating with online. One of those men, referred to in text message exchanges as “Daddy”, described himself as a “pedo” (sic).

The woman had the idea that “that person would love her and want to be with her as a result of what she was sending him,” Ms Suters said.

The sexual assaults spanned more than two-and-a-half years, but the woman stoppeda few months before she was arrested in 2016.

It was around that time that an international hunt was being launched after US-based Interpol officers discovered the videos on a paeophile website. After identifying an accent and contacting the Australian Federal Police, the global search ended in the Hunter with the mother’s arrest.

Sharks finally ready to roll out best 13

Wade Graham is among the big names back this weekend for Cronulla against Manly.Cronulla are on the verge of trotting out their strongest starting 13 for just the second time this season with Josh Dugan on track to return from a leg injury against Manly on Sunday.

The Sharks have endured a horror run of injuries this year, with Dugan, Paul Gallen, Wade Graham and Luke Lewis each having spent a significant amount of time on the sidelines.

Dugan hasn’t played for the Sharks since round 12 due to a stress fracture in his left leg.

The 28-year-old was named on an extended bench for the Sharks earlier this week but has got through training fine and is now expected to return in either the centres or on the wing, with Valentine Holmes set to keep his spot at fullback.

Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has also confirmed expectant father Wade Graham will join Dugan at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday, after missing last week’s loss to Brisbane with a rib injury.

“Wade is back, Duges is back,” Flanagan told reporters on Friday.

“As long as Wade’s partner doesn’t decide to have the baby on Sunday afternoon everything should be good

“We probably could have pushed Wade to play last week but with the baby and an injury concern going into the tail-end of the season, a week just gave him the opportunity to get over the injury and he will be good to go.

“Josh has done everything he needs to do. He trained well last night. (He’s) got a captain’s run to get through, but touch wood he’ll be there.”

The last time the Sharks fielded such a strong side was in round six against St George Illawarra, where they lost Graham, Gallen, Lewis and Andrew Fifita all to injuries in their 40-20 defeat.

They’ve still manage to be sixth headed into the run home, but Flanagan has long spoken about the exciting prospect of having a number of his players fresh at the right end of the season as something of a silver lining.

“It’s really important the next phase for us, that we can win possibly five-from-five and get into that top four,” he said.

“We’ve had our moments within games but haven’t put 80 minutes together but hopefully it’s coming.”

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North Korea eyes Chinese tourist boom

North Korea is eyeing a potential Chinese tourist boom as it shifts focus to economic development.North Korea’s proclaimed shift from nuclear arms to economic development is prompting cautious optimism across the Chinese border in Dandong, a trading hub hit hard by United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang.

Travel agents in the Chinese city say they have seen a surge of interest from across the country in recent weeks, boosting an already strong peak tourism season.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s economic reform plans and warming ties between Pyongyang and its main backers in Beijing are behind the jump in activity, agents say.

“People who may have long been curious about seeing North Korea may think that now it is safer than ever,” said tour guide Teng Yi, who returned from leading a tour to Pyongyang on Sunday.

After meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on June 19, their third such summit since March, Kim spent the subsequent month inspecting factories and industrial projects along the Chinese border region.

The unusually long trip, plus meetings with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korea’s unification minister, underlined Kim’s desire to rally support at home for his economic drive and convincing outsiders of his willingness to denuclearise.

A dip in visitors after a tour bus crash killed 32 Chinese nationals in April proved a mere blip. Half-day and one-day tours to the neighbouring North Korean city of Sinuiju now book out within an hour of tickets being released, travel agents in Dandong say.

Four-day tours, which take in the capital Pyongyang and the Panmunjom truce village are fully booked through to the end of August, despite increased capacity through more frequent trains and coaches.

Tourism is one of the few remaining reliable sources of foreign income for North Korea, after the UN imposed sanctions targeting 90 per cent of its $US3 billion annual exports including commodities, textiles and seafood.

China has not provided a breakdown of the number of tourists travelling to North Korea since 2013.

The Korea Maritime Institute, a South Korean think-tank, estimates tourism generates $US44 million a year for the isolated country, with Chinese tourists making up about 80 per cent of all foreign visitors to the North.

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Bowel cancer: Are you at risk?

Cut back: The link between consumption of red meat and bowel cancer incidence is evident, and you should also watch your alcohol intake.Australia has one of the highest bowel cancer rates in the world, with 15,253 people diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014.

After lung cancer, bowel or colorectal cancer (cancer of the large intestine or rectum) is our second biggest cancer-related killer, responsible for 4346 deaths in 2015.

“Australia has a growing overweight and obese population. Along with insufficient physical activity, dietary factors and high tobacco and alcohol consumption rates, these factors contribute to the high rate of bowel cancer,” said Sydney-based Gastroenterologist Dr Darren Pavey. Genetic predisposition also plays a role.

“The first thing I tell my patients is to stop smoking and to reduce alcohol consumption,” Dr Pavey said. “For men that means no more than two standard drinks a day, and for women no more than one.”

Although not entirely clear what makes red meat carcinogenic (cancer-promoting), the link between its consumption and bowel cancer incidence is evident;Dr Pavey said that people should eat no more than 100 grams of lean red meat per day and avoidcharred meat and processed meats.

He said adiet rich in fibre is likely to reduce bowel cancer risk. The theory is regular bowel movement allows for less contact between foods and potential carcinogens with the bowel lining.

Non-Modifiable Risk Factors:“Bowel cancer incidence goes up significantly from age 50,” Dr Pavey said.The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program distributes kits to detect blood in the stool to 50 to 74-year-olds every two years.

“Patients are at higher risk of developing bowel cancer if there is a family history of bowel cancer or bowel polyps (pre-cancerous lumps). They should be screened earlier and more frequently, as should those with an inflammatory bowel disease history, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.”

Treatment:“If a polyp or growth in the bowel that may be an early cancer is found, we can remove it at the time of colonoscopy, following a positive faecal occult blood test (where traces of blood are found in the stool). That may be all that is required,” Dr Pavey said.

“In more advanced cases patients might require surgery, and chemotherapy or radiotherapy.”

Early detection is key:“One, be aware of those modifiable (lifestyle) risk factors, and two, participate in screening from age 50, because often there are no symptoms,” Dr Pavey said.

“Patients should discuss with their doctor any bleeding from the bowel, changes in bowel habit, unexplained weight loss or severe abdominal pain.

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Newcastle Knights fall to Wests Tigers 25-16 at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle

Pearce injured as Knights lose 25-16 to Wests Tigers | PHOTOS, VIDEO Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on Wests Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium. Pictures: AAP/Daren Pateman

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The Knights hit back six minutes later when Pearce kicked across-field and centre Sione Mata’utia caught cleanly to plunge over and score.

Two more penalty goals from Marsters added to the pressure on Newcastle, and then a minute beforethe interval, Brooks dummied and stepped his way to leave Newcastle facing a 12-point deficit.

The only concern for the Tigers was a calf injury that forced Benji Marshall to leave the field 10 minutes before full-time and seek an ice pack.


How Coles could have avoided its plastic bag fiasco

It was in the bag. Almost.

Apparently, Coles customers are having trouble remembering to bring their own bags for shopping and are feeling cranky. Funnily enough, they don’t forget to bring money to pay for the shopping.

Some customers raged when the old, flimsy single-use plastic bags were first removed, so Coles started providing, for free, thicker reusable plastic bags: first, saying it was a temporary measure, then, after more ‘‘outrage’’,saying it was indefinite, andnow they’ve backflipped againand said it’s until the end of this month.

The logic of how that changes behaviour is lost on me. Online forums have exploded with the various announcements and, gosh, did comments drip with vitriol and anger on both sides – if we could have harnessed some of the passion as energy, the grid would have glowed.

The resistance to the bag ban is a little bewildering; other states in Australia have had this policy for years and seem to be looking at their tantrum-throwing neighbour with raised eyebrows. We have done so well with otherchanges that this outcry seems way out of proportion.

When leaded fuel was phased out because it was bad for our health and the environment, people prepared, adapted and got on with it. When seatbelts were introduced for safety, the same thing happened. When the world united to ban CFCs, once people and the ozone layer had time to adjust, we saw a satisfying and positive improvement.Changing habits takes time; Coles gave customers barely any before it baulked and embarked on its series of confusing U-turns.

Arguments about which bag material is less environmentally damaging or that people may die if they reuse unclean plastic bags are side issues, easily solved with a little research. (And I’m sorry, but if you’re using your chicken bag to then collect apples, that’s Darwinism right there.) The issue is greater than just plastic bags– it is how much we put our own short-term convenience ahead of the impacts on the whole planet. We cannot keep ignoring the evidence of microplastics in our food, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, marine life being strangled, and clogged waterways. We are behaving like we have another planet up our sleeve.

My message to Coles is that if people are complaining, be patient and also be clever: provide a financial incentive to facilitate the change process. Offer a significant discount if people manage to bring their own bags and continue to charge people who don’t (and please, more than 15¢).

This rewards people who are already making the effort, as well as encouraging people to join in. Meanwhile, I’ll grab my upcycled hessian-sack shopping bags and head off to the market humming to myself; it sounds something like “Down, down, standards are down”.

Nicola Philp is a Fairfax columnist.

French artist Sebastien Jolivet’s new look at city’s coal

French artist Sebastien Jolivet’s new look at city’s coal Artist at work: Sebastien Jolivet in The Lock Up with a model of his proposed installation, Carbonic Climate. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Fascinating: Sebastien Jolivet took several photos in 2016 at night, including this one at Carrington, saying he felt like a child in front of a “Star Wars scene”. Picture: Sebastien Jolivet.

Waratah. Picture: Sebastien Jolivet.

Glendell open-cut mine. Picture: Sebastien Jolivet.

Kooragang Island. Picture: Sebastien Jolivet.

Kooragang Island. Picture: Sebastien Jolivet.

Carrington. Picture: Sebastien Jolivet.

TweetFacebookAges, which isthree panels with images of coal machinery printed on tarpaulin.

Carbonic Climateis a 1.5 tonne block of coal connected to a fan.

“We use fans to refresh us and give us comfort, but it is paradoxical, it is making the [world’s] temperature increase,” he said.

“The block of coal comes from the past, but the fan is contemporary.”

Generationis 13tonnes of coal connected to a LED light.

“It’s sort of evidence –coal is not used for nothing and energy doesn’t comefrom nowhere.”

He is also working on a new version of the 2016 projectDark Light, which is coal pieces labelled with how much energy each would produce.

Over the past fortnight, Mr Jolivethas visited the Convict Lumber Yard and Newcastle Museum,researched coalminer James Fletcher and met other artists.

He is planning to take more photographs of machinery atKooragang Island, as well as coal ships fromNobbys Beach.

He said he will continue to incorporate several of the photographs he has taken and ideas he developed in Newcastle into his work in France.

Mr Jolivet said the world’s relationship with coal remained complex.

“I think all of us should in our own way reduce our own usage of not only electricity, but all fossil fuels.

“Industries have their own work to do to lead us to sustainable energy.

“The question is not escaping from coal, but what should we use in its place?”