Queens unite to condemn domestic violence

Public campaign: Pageant queen Kim Cancellier speaks out to campaign about violence against women.
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ROPES Crossing resident Kim Cancellier is not just a pretty face.

The 2014 Mrs Global United and Mrs Charity Queen Australia pageant queen has raised more than $20,000 in the past year for charities such as Teal Wings of Hope (ovarian cancer awareness) and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Now the mother of two, along with other international pageant queens she met at the recent Mrs Universe world title in Kuala Lumpur, are on a global campaign to raise awareness for violence against women called Queens Without Scars.

One in four women will experience some form of assault in their lifetime, but the majority of victims aren’t confident enough to speak up.

“The statistics are alarming and it also just so happens that I am one of these statistics,” Mrs Cancellier said.

Her own experience made Mrs Cancellier determined to speak up for women and educate the community and her daughters that domestic violence is not acceptable.

Queens Without Scars aims to give women a voice to speak out against domestic violence and show that every woman is a queen in her own right and should be treated as such.

The campaign highlights the different types of domestic violence: physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and financial.

She travels around the world for pageants and says the time away from her family is difficult.

But she said her husband supports and encourages her all the way and is the perfect role model for how a man should treat a woman.

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Hawks stay at the top
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St Clair Hawks first grade continued their impressive run with a win over Springwood at Lomatia Park on Saturday.

The Hawks batted first and were well led by Brent Williams (64) and skipper Brandon Rasmus (65 not out) at the top of the order.

Some big hitting from Dean Carr (48) in the middle order gave the Hawks a competitive 237 before they were bowled out in the 40th over.

Springwood never got going in their run chase and could only manage 106 before they were bowled out in the 24th over.

Steven Frew (4/20) and Adam Weir (3/41) were the stars with the ball for the Hawks.

The win kept the Hawks on the top of the ladder and they will be looking to stay there when they take on Panthers at Jamison Park next week.

Close call for Penrith

Penrith suffered a narrow loss to Mosman in their round 10 Sydney Grade clash at Howell Oval.

It went right down to the wire, with the visitors claiming victory on the final ball of the day.

Kishen Velani was the top-scorer for Penrith, who posted 9/206 from their 50 overs, after they won the toss and batted first.

Gregory West (4/28) and Matthew Day (3/27) did the most damage with the ball for Mosman.

Mosman made a strong start to their run chase, thanks to openers David Lowery (43) and Nicholas Browne (44).

Former test spinner Jason Krejza top-scored for Mosman with a handy 45 runs.

It was Ben van der Merwe who finished the job for Mosman, hitting the winning runs 21 not out.

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The Hunter celebrates Australia Day

The Hunter celebrates Australia Day Australia Day citizenship: Ra Tum of Shortland and his son Daraviseth shaking hands with Australia Day ambassador Kamahl. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
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Australian Day Citizenship ceremony at Newcastle City Hall. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Australia Day citizenship ceremony at Newcastle City Hall: Australia Day ambassador Kamahl. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Australian Day Citizenship ceremony at Newcastle City Hall. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Australia Day citizenship ceremony at Newcastle City Hall. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Australian Day Citizenship ceremony at Newcastle City Hall. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Australian Day Citizenship ceremony at Newcastle City Hall: Mayor Nuatali Nelmes with Newcastle young citizen of the year Kirk Upton. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Australia Day Celebrations at Raymond Terrace: Lydia Kahari with her daughter Mutsa of Zimbabwe now of Medowie. Picture: Dean Osland

Australia Day Celebrations at Raymond Terrace. Picture: Dean Osland

Australia Day Celebrations at Raymond Terrace. Picture: Dean Osland

Lotus and Remy get into the Australia Day spirit. Picture: Nic Holstein via Facebook @nicholstein

Australia Day Celebrations at Raymond Terrace: Ken and Chris Oswald of Raymond Terrace with their grandchildren Ethan, Jack and Brodie Hoskins of Windsor. Picture: Dean Osland

Australia Day Celebrations at Raymond Terrace: Kirra-Lea Cumming and Katie Baker of Raymond Terrace. Picture: Dean Osland

Australia Day Celebrations at Raymond Terrace. Picture: Dean Osland

Australia Day Celebrations at Raymond Terrace. Picture: Dean Osland

Australia Day Celebrations at Raymond Terrace: Welcome to Country by John Ridgeway Aboriginal OAM and Elder Worimi People. Picture: Dean Osland

Australia Day Celebrations at Raymond Terrace: Welcome to Country by John Ridgeway Aboriginal OAM and Elder Worimi People. Picture: Dean Osland

Australia Day Celebrations at Raymond Terrace: Taylor Corry Australia Day Ambassador for Raymond Terrace with her mother and father Kim Smith and Greg Corry. Picture: Dean Osland

Australia Day Celebrations at Raymond Terrace: Chrisna and Carel Nieuwoudt from South Africa with their children Nathan and Chante who became citizens of Australia. Picture: Dean Osland

Speers Point Park: Tobias Bochenek of Elermore Vale. Picture: Marina Neil

Speers Point Park: Janisha Umesh of Woodrising. Picture: Marina Neil

Speers Point Park: Maea Andrews and Larni Andrews of Cardiff South. Picture: Marina Neil

Speers Point Park: Laurelle Fairbairn of Bonnells Bay. Picture: Marina Neil

Speers Point Park: Maddison Jennings of Windale. Picture: Marina Neil

A very wet Speers Point Park. Picture: Marina Neil

Speers Point Park: Picture: Marina Neil

Australia Day celebrations at Honeysuckle: The Taylor family of Wallsend from left, Tallesha, Thea, Tom, Tina, and Tiffany. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Chelsea Pugh of Metford eating a hotdog at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

An Australian Day hotdog at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Brad and Chelsea Pugh of Metford eating hotdogs at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Leanne Snipe and Mark Kenneth of Mayfield taking in the view from the veranda of the Maritime Museum Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Judi Stievenard of Cardiff and friends having lunch in Honeysuckle. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Taryn Triegaardt and Aaron Burns of Belmont North at The Brewery. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Sharing the Australia Day love. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Having fun at Honeysuckle. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Partying on the balcony at Honeysuckle. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Australia Day activities at Maitland Park: Altabul and Tahmina Biddut of East Maitland with son Aryan. Picture: Peter Stoop

Australia Day activities at Maitland Park: Hayley and Abbie De Friskbom of Morpeth. Picture: Peter Stoop

Australia Day activities at Maitland Park. Picture: Peter Stoop

Australia Day activities at Maitland Park. Picture: Peter Stoop

Australia Day activities at Maitland Park. Picture: Peter Stoop

Australia Day activities at Maitland Park: Ashton, Cassandra and Samantha Niszczot of Thornton. Picture: Peter Stoop

Australia Day activities at Maitland Park: Trinity Goodwin sitting on the shoulders of her dad Nathan Goodwin with his sister Rene. Picture: Peter Stoop

Australia Day activities at Maitland Park: Junior Citizen of the Year 2013 Jessica Kowalski talking about what Australia Day means to her. Picture: Peter Stoop

Australia Day activities at Maitland Park: Joel Fitzgibbon congratulating new Australian citizens during the ceremony. Picture: Peter Stoop

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Marlene Chick Jones is Wellington’s senior citizen of the year

Marlene Chick Jones with Wellington mayor Cr Rod BuhrTeaching music, choir or directing musical Productions, nothing fazes this septua-genarian.
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Involved with more Wellington Eisteddfods that she probably cares to mention through her many pupils, chairing sections, accompanying primary school choirs, especially Wellington Public School and of course the school band segments – last year still proceeded after an accident requiring crutches, walking stick and even a moon boot..

Nothing stops this woman.

Other involvement includes teaching musical instruments at schools as well as piano, guitar and singing lessons in private throughout the Wellington region.

she’s with the Country Womens Association, – Mumbil – Stuart Town; involved with Red Cross; organist at the Uniting and Catholic Church services twice a month; visits weekly Bellhaven Nursing Home and Maranatha House, plus associated with many schools’ musical productions.

This lady’s love of teaching values of music and cultural performance to youngsters sees her drive long distances to cover her commitment.

She was presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second at Governmenr house; attended Covent Garden Opera in London where one of her former students, Hugh Francis sang; is a recipient of a volunteers service award presented by the Federal Member for Parkes, Marl Coulton.

and the list goes on.

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Oil spill at Kiama delays run home

The patience of Australia Day motorists was put to the test on Monday with heavy traffic and an oil spill causing delays in the Illawarra.
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Holiday traffic was delayed at the usual Princes Highway pinch points, with northbound motorists queued five kilometres on approach to Berry shortly after 2pm.

Traffic near Gerringong was queued six kilometres at the same time.

By 4pm, the heavy traffic had eased in both locations.

Earlier, motorists in both directions were affected by an oil spill on the Princes Highway near South Kiama Drive.

Lanes were closed both ways shortly after 10am and the speed limit on remaining lanes reduced to 40km/h as emergency services worked to soak up the spill.

The highway reopened just after 1pm and heavy traffic conditions eased about an hour later.

A broken-down car closed one northbound lane of the M1 Princes Motorway near Clive Bissell Drive at Cataract about 3.20pm, but the car was quickly towed from the scene.

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