The new florals you’ll be coveting this seasonTrending

by admin on 18/05/2019

Let your style blossom this spring by embracing the wonderful array of florals available, from darker, sophisticated designs to soft, pastel tones.
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Lou Lou bralette, $189. Wear them with their matching shorts if the occasion calls for it, or separately with black and white stripes or romantic burgundy. wearekindred苏州夜总会招聘.au

Reusable coffee cup, $59.95. Nowadays sustainability is always in fashion, and doing your bit while giving a nod to spring’s hottest trend just ups the ante. vittoriacoffee苏州夜总会招聘

Men’s floral print silk pocket square, $69.95. Reminiscent of the beautiful work of 19th century textile designer William Morris, this is the pièce de résistance for any ensemble. tedbaker苏州夜总会招聘/au

Kate Spade New York in full bloom EDP spray, from $85. A complex blend that includes rose petals and rose centifolia mixed with fresh peony and watery lotus flower, creating a playful fragrance. Available from Myer and David Jones.

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Zoe beaded flower crown fascinator, $49.99. Time to prepare for this year’s spring racing carnival. forevernew苏州夜总会招聘.au

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A bulk carrier touched bottom but avoided grounding, a transport safety bureau report found

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TUGS returning to Newcastle Port after guiding a coal ship to sea prevented a second fully-laden coal ship from running aground in the harbour channel during an incident in February, 2017.
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The bulk carrier Aquadiva touched the bottom of the channel near the Horse Shoe becausean experienced harbour pilot,the ship’s master and bridge crew had different passage plans, an n Transport Safety Bureau investigation found.

The problem was exacerbated because the harbour pilot was not using a computer-based portable pilot unit at the time because he wanted to practise his visual pilotage skills, the investigation found.

The 182,000 tonne, Greece-registered dry bulk carrier Aquadiva arrived at Kooragang number 8 berth for cargo loading on February 11, 2017, with a planned departure on the evening high tide the following day, bound for Thailand.

An experienced Newcastle harbour pilot boarded the ship on February 12 but his passage plan was not provided to the ship’s crew before he boarded.

“As a result, the harbour pilot’s passage plan was different to that of the ship’s bridge crew’s. This meant they did not share the same mental model of the planned passage, and were unable to actively monitor the progress of the ship or the actions of the pilot,” the ATSB investigation found.

The result was that a safety net was removed and “thepilotage was exposed to single-person errors”, the ATSB found.

“Such errors, when they occurred, were not identified or corrected.”

The errors led to insufficient rudder being applied shortly after 10pm to effectively turn the Aquadiva as itnegotiated a bend known as the Horse Shoe.

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The ship slewed or moved sideways towards the southern edge of the channel and within a few minutes it was over the limits of the marked navigation channel, the ATSB found.

“When insufficient rudder was applied and the ship did not turn as expected, no-one from the ship’s bridge crew challenged or intervened to draw this error to the attention of the harbour pilot. Consequently, the ship travelled too close to shallow water,” it found.

Tugs returning from the successful departure of an earlier carrier offered to assist the Aquadiva and the tugs assisting it in what the ATSB described as a “fortunate coincidence”.

“Their assistance aided in preventing the ship from grounding on the southern side of the Horse Shoe,” the ATSB said.

The harbour pilot had an extended period away from work after the incident and a subsequent medical assessment “concluded that the stress resulting from the occurrence compromised the pilot’s ability to safely return to pilotage work”, the report noted.

The Aquadiva was inspected at Thailand on March 12. There was no serious damage. A hydrographic survey of the Horse Shoe area found the ship touched bottom, although not enough to have stopped or grounded.

Squirrel gliders in Lake Macquarie are thriving, study shows

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Squirrel gliders settled in Lake Macquarie suburbs, study reveals TweetFacebookVULNERABLE squirrel gliders are thriving in Lake Macquarie, new data shows.
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Ongoing research into the species began in 2015, partially funded by Lake Macquarie City Council. The study is examining the population, distribution and genetic diversity of the species.

It is also looking at whether the M1 Motorway is hindering their natural east-west migrations.

The species are spread widely and sparsely throughout eastern . They have a dark stripe running from their forehead to their back and can grow up to 27 centimetres from nose to tail.

Lead researcher Katarina Mikac said communities were established in Tingira Heights, Rankin Park, Rathmines, Morisset and Sunshine.

A large population is also thriving in Glenrock State Conservation Area, she said.

“All the data we are collecting on squirrel glider abundance and genetics will help ensure their long-term survival in the Lake Macquarie LGA,” Dr Mikac said.

“We’ve found that our live-trapping data is a solid way of determining distribution in areas of high priority for conservation such as Glenrock.

“And the use of genetic testing has shown us that gliders caught in small, isolated habitat fragments had low mitochondrial genetic diversity.”

Co-researcherAssociate Professor JohnClulow said the findings were not all positive for the species’ survival, showing the need for bush corridors.

“Especially as we are finding that they’re disappearing from smaller, isolated areas of bush – particularly patches less than 20-30 hectares,” he said.

Lake Macquarie City Council manager sustainability Alice Howe said the clearer picture of how the squirrel gliders gathered would inform the council’s approach.

“Today’s Threatened Species Day is a fitting opportunity to highlight this wonderful work,” she said.

Tai Tuivasa to headline Adelaide UFC card

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Tai Tuivasa will fight Brazil’s Junior Dos Santos as the headline act on a UFC card in Adelaide.Emerging star Tai Tuivasa has no reservations about being fast-tracked by the UFC after being matched with a former heavyweight world champion for a second straight bout.
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The 25-year old Sydneysider will fight Brazilian star Junior Dos Santos in the main event on the December 2 UFC card at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Tuivasa, who got a decision win over Andrei Arlovski in his last fight is ranked 10th in the world, three places below Brazilian Dos Santos after winning his first three UFC contests.

“To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best, that’s how I think,” Tuivasa told AAP.

“I want to be thrown in the deep end and it’s up to me, to sink or swim.”

It’s a match-up Tuivavsa wanted as he designed a poster of Dos Santos and himself with the date of the fight on and put it on Instagram.

“Dos Santos is such a big name, he’s beaten the who’s who of the sport, he’s been at the top of the sport,” Tuivasa said.

“I’m not in this to tiptoe around fights, I want to fight the baddest guys and hopefully one day become the baddest myself.”

It might be a case of being careful what he wishes for.

Dos Santos has beaten several former world champions and the 34-year-old Brazilian remains a dangerous opponent despite losing his world title in 2012.

It looms as an all-action match-up with both fighters expected to trade blows in a stand-up slugfest rather than looking to grapple on the ground.

“He’s probably got one of the best stand-up (games) in the sport,” Tuivasa said,

“That’s another thing that attracts me to this fight, I’m not going to be trying to take him down, he’s not going to be trying to take me down, so it’s going to be a whole bunch of punch face.”

The co-main event for the Adelaide show has still to be announced.

However, the card will feature the UFC debut of highly touted Victorian light heavyweight Jim “The Brute” Clute against Scotsman Paul Craig and a battle of world ranked flyweights Brisbane-based American Ben Nguyen and Brazilian Wilson Reis.

Dogs slugged with record $250,000, players charged

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Court date: Bulldogs forward Adam Elliott has been ordered to appear in Downing Centre court next month. Photo: NRL PhotosCanterbury have been slugged with a record $250,000 fine by the NRL while Bulldogs players have been charged by police and copped another $90,000 in sanctions for their Mad Monday antics.
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NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has sought to draw a line in the sand after images ofBulldogs players dancing naked on a pub balcony and passed out on the street delivered the code a black eye on the eve of the finals.

Adam Elliott, 23, and Asipeli Fine, 25, were both fined $25,000 by the club with $10,000 suspended after they were photographed nude on the balcony of the Harbour View Hotel in Sydney’s The Rocks.

NSW Police confirmed that two men aged 23 and 25 have been issued with court attendance notices for wilful and obscene exposure and are due to face Downing Centre Local Court on October 24.

Marcelo Montoya – who was pictured having thrown up and passed out on the street – and Zac Woolford were also fined $10,000 by the club, half of which was suspended.

Police said athird man has been issued with an infringement notice for offensive conduct.

The hotel where the players ran amok has been hit with five penalty notices – two for permitting indecent behaviour and three for permitting intoxication on a licensed premises.

A police spokeswoman told AAP no further charges are expected.

Staff members including coach Dean Pay and football manager Gareth Holmes, who were present, will come under scrutiny as part of a club investigation.

Greenberg said he took a dim view of the incident given the event was organised by the club, and senior officials failed to stop the players from behaving boorishly.

“The club organised the event and failed to implement the most basic of measures to ensure it was conducted in an appropriate way,” he said.

“The club’s failure to manage the event followed specific directives to all clubs to ensure these type of events do not damage our game.

“The players’ behaviour embarrassed themselves, their club and the game.”

The NRL’s $250,000 fine is the biggest handed down by Rugby League Central for player misbehaviour.

Greenberg, a former CEO of the Bulldogs, said he wanted to send a message after the drama diverted attention from the first week of the finals.

Bulldogs CEO Andrew Hill said the club would reply to the NRL’s breach notice in the next five days in the hope of having the fine reduced.

While accepting the players behaved inappropriately, he said the club disagreed with the severity of the sanctions.

Hill also said the club was set to scrap future Mad Monday celebrations.

“While the club is disappointed at the severity of the fine, it accepts the images and behaviours on the day were unacceptable and a poor reflection on the game,” Hill said.

“The club will now hold a full review and put steps in place to ensure this never happens again.”