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Try this: Spicy Stir-fried Mud Crab ( admin posted on August 29th, 2018 )

Sri Lankan cuisine makes good use of seafood from the waters surrounding this island nation. It also uses some unusual spices, herbs and condiments found only in specialist stores. This recipe is loosely based on Sri Lanka’s very popular crab curry, but uses more commonly available ingredients.
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Serves 2

Ingredients

1 green cardamom pod½ tablespoon coriander seeds½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds½ teaspoon cumin seeds1 teaspoon salt flakes1 teaspoon ground turmeric½ teaspoon chilli powder1 live mud crab, chilled (see notes)2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 small brown onion, finely chopped15 curry leaves (see notes)2 cloves garlic, crushed5cm piece ginger, finely grated1 cup coconut milk2 Roma tomatoes, cut into eighths1 tablespoon lime juiceSteamed basmati rice, for servingLime halves, for servingMethod

Place cardamom pods, coriander, mustard, fenugreek and cumin seeds in a dry frying pan over a low heat and cook for a minute or 2, until fragrant. Remove from pan, open cardamom pods and add cardamom seeds to the other seeds, discarding pods. Using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, grind seeds and salt together, stir through turmeric and chilli powder and set aside.

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add crab to the water, cover and return to the boil as quickly as possible. As soon as it boils, remove crab and refresh in iced water. Clean crab, remove large legs, crack claws and cut body into quarters.

Heat a wok over a high heat, add oil, then onion and curry leaves and stir-fry for a minute or 2 until onion starts to colour. Add garlic, ginger and ground spice mixture and stir-fry for 30-60 seconds, until fragrant. Add crab and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add coconut milk and tomato, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for a further 3-5 minutes, until crabmeat is opaque. Stir through lime juice and serve with rice and lime halves on the side.

Notes: The easiest and most humane way to kill any crustacean is to chill them in the freezer for 30-60 minutes until they become insensible (but not long enough to freeze them). Once chilled, they should be killed promptly by splitting in half or dropping into rapidly boiling water. See www.rspca.org.au for more details. Fresh curry leaves are available from most fruit and vegetable shops, they have a spicy aroma similar to cumin and aniseed; they can be omitted if unavailable.

Alternative species: Blue swimmer crab, marron, prawns, redclaw, yabby.

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Your photos of the A-League Grand Final ( admin posted on August 29th, 2018 )

Your photos of the A-League Grand Final Catherine Packer
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Kristy Rae

Lisa Evans

Catherine Packer

Joanne Haggarty

Sue Blunt

Matty Storck

Dianne Davis

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Leone McMillions

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Scott Tynan

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Floraville Public School in full Jets support. Photo: Facebook.

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Heather McClenahan

Andrew Bryant

Jock Williams

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Michelle Hammond

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Sharon Patrick

Amanda N Jim Kapsaskis

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Heidi Lindgren

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Josie Blundell

Nerida Regent

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Good luck Jets from the Trundle Abba Festival. Photo: Amy De Lore

Most improved player of the season Jason Hoffman scored the goal that sends the Jets to the grand final. The Albanese family Domenic, Leo, Robert and Joanne getting a selfie with the Hoff. – Domenic Albanese

I’ve been a jets fan ever since I moved to the area. Every time the jets play my family and I sit to cheer them on. – Julian Craven

Stevie G for PM – Ryan Littlejohns

Champness chaps cause he scores and he raps – Caleb Hopping

Ohh when the Jets, come flying in! – Nick Howell

Once a jet, always a jet – Brodie Richardson

Me and the missus praying for victory -Mark Golden

School Canteen ladies LOVE the Jets!! (Even the milk crates are red, blue and gold!!) – Kathryn Cugley

Eagerly awaiting the Jets semi final last Friday night #nevertearusapart – Trina Devetak

Just getting into the spirit of things. We were on such a high on Friday night. It was worth getting soaking wet- Kim Watters

My family business Michelle’s on Victoria Mayfield getting into the spirit! Go jets!- Taylah Jane Oehme

Always here, best seat in the house. Loyal – Jason Elliott

Me and my family when the jets tied with WSW – Julian Craven

Dixon family supporting the Jets- Bernadette Dixon

Go the Jets! – Cherie Done

Love my Jets – Robyn Porter

Dad and son on the field at a Jets game – Charles Crispin

Jason Elliott

Jet boy! Go Jets! – Kylie Mcdonald

Photo with the Scorpion King – Jay Barry

With our heroes – Doreen Bryant

Family fun days at the jets game – Peter White

Great job jets you got this grand final – Rhonda Fuge

Cold and wet but excited. – Donna Lynette Booth

It’s the spinal countdown to the finals!!! – Carolyn Dallinger

Cheering Jets at the Gosford Stadium. – Thompson Omorefe

Grand final bound.- Phillip Milner

Hanging with the match winner. – Stewart Pennington

My daughter is SUPER excited for the Semi Final (Been to 4 games 4 times the Jets have WON!!!!) – Stuart McCash

Me & Rufus – Andrew Bryant

Inspector Jet… I mean Rex! – Tamara Apcir

Wrapped up in the Jets! – Dee Apcir

– Dee Apcir

2008! Let’s do it again! Go Jets! – Claire Groombridge

Yeah the Jets!!!!! – Sallie Scoggin

Super selfie – Lincoln Stork

Selfie with a superstar – Andrew Stork

Supporting the JETS in Brisbane – Steven Boshev

Lenny’s ready! – Joanne Dorsett

My son, Jasper, is Jets obsessed! – Alex Floyd

Nothing better than cheering the Jets on with my son – Kurt Floyd

Me and family with joey – Jamie Giustiniani

Go the Jets – Joanne. Foster

Never tear us apart – Andrea Kacirek

Braving the rain to support the jets in the semi-final last weekend – Amelia Denton

Rain, hail or shine we support you. GO THE JETS – Joanne Parkinson

Super supporter Simpsons – Kim Simpson

Meeting Birighitti after winning an Inspirations Paint competition – Kyle Logvyn

JoJo the littlest Jets fan is now 10 and still a huge supporter! Go jets!!! – Katrina Booth

Staying behind every game to congratulate the lads on their solid performance – Taine Love

Jen learning the offside rule – Rebecca Raschke

Am I too early for the game? – Stewart Pennington

– Stephen Hawthorne

The Boys at MacDonald Jones Stadium – Mitch Graham

Can’t be distracted from the game for a photo… – Jon Clark

Ari Jones Stadium- Go Jets! – Nami Jones

Let me be apart of history – Ken Webster

Photo: Ian Kirkwood

Photo: Ian Kirkwood

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2 year old Charlie Garnett sings for the Jets from his pram – Jonathen Garnett

– Dave Robson

Jets Besties – Matthew Cambourn

Just Dab It Jets – Ebony Draffin

Representing Newys Boys at the Grand Canyon – Mitchell Dunlop

Mia-Rose supporting her Jets from a young age – Shelby Stokes

Semi finals – go Jets go – Mahendran Mehanathan

1 more of this one in the Final – Daniel Buzai

We’re all smiles for the Jets!!!- Michele Spadari

The day we beat Sydney – so excited!!! – Roberta Colombo

I bring the Jets with me everywhere I go: my Italian friends are all Jets fans now! – Michele Spadari

University of Newcastle staff show their support for the Jets.

Girls at work supporting the Jets boys – Meegan Tighe

My mate Jeff DeGroot & my son Joel Chapple at the fairytales semi final, what a night. – Rick Chapple

Go the jets – Andrew Lyddiard

Goodbye Melbourne City, Hello Home Grand Final – Grace Walker

– Zorica Crew

On our way to support our team!!! – Angela Murphy

Celebrating with joey. – Kyle Harris

Jets ’til I die! – Martin Ranger

Eliza, Liam and Ted decorating the street

Only missed 1 home game all year definitely not missing this one! COME ON NEWCASTLE! – Brad Fogarty

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Jeff Allen

Annette Parkes

Annette Parkes

Kirsten Louise – From Wednesday’s training session

Susan Burgess

Melissa Larson

Daniel Robertson

Jada Meni

Damon Mel Goodacre

Pamela Thompson

Heidi Lindgren

Sam McCaw

David Latimore

Shell Kell

Kristy Rae

Jo Thickbroom

Michele Eisenhauer

Shell Kell

Sharlene Herd – Watching on from Mukah Malaysia

Dean Mcshane

Leone McMillions

TweetFacebook Fan photosSend your photos to [email protected]南京夜网.auJets fans were devastated, but have stood by their team after a crushing defeat in the 2018 A-league grand final.

A controversial non-call from video referees lead to a 1-0 win to Melbourne Victory at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday.Football Federation Australiahave since admittedfailure in the VAR technology awarded Melbourne Victory their one and only goal.

Fans took to social media to vent their frustration and to commiserate the loss.

“Seriously! What’s the point of VAR when they don’t rule a goal offside??Hold your heads up boys well done on a great season Newcastle Jets,” Jennifer Bartlett posted to Facebook following the match.

Despite the defeat, the atmosphere at the stadium on Saturday was electric as fans flooded in to lift their teams.

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Check out all the messages of support sent in by Jets fans during the week.

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Jets coach happy over no Muscat mixing ( admin posted on August 29th, 2018 )

Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick is glad to have dodged a joint media conference with Kevin Muscat, saying it would have added unnecessary fuel to what he says is a “nonsense” A-League grand final subplot.
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Merrick and his Melbourne Victory counterpart broke with usual competition customs by fronting the press separately on Friday alongside their respective captains.

The pair even managed to completely avoid each other in the hallways of the Newcastle hotel where the conferences were held, one after the other.

Merrick and Muscat may have won two titles together in Melbourne but their relationship became irreparably fractured when the former left Victory in 2011.

They now won’t come face-to-face until just before kick-off at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night.

And that suits Merrick just fine, with the coach saying the focus should be on the football – not them.

“I can’t think of anything worse than having to listen to their responses and them having to listen to my responses,” he told reporters.

“It doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world.

“It’s not a boxing match, we’re not going to square up and face each other.

“There’s no problems between Kevin and I and we’ve got this game to look forward to.

“Let’s focus on the game and the quality of football.”

Merrick did, however, correct reports that stated it was the first time in A-League history it had happened, pointing out Lawrie McKinna and Pierre Littbarski also had individual press briefings before the 2006 grand final between Central Coast and Sydney FC in the competition’s very first season.

“Because John Kosmina and I were having a bit of a laugh and banter they decided to have the second season’s grand final (press conference) with the two of us together,” Merrick said.

“I thought it would be a once-off but unfortunately they stuck with it – and I say unfortunately because I think it can detract from what it’s all about.”

Muscat was curt when asked if the prospect of getting one up on his old boss was a motivating factor.

“I haven’t thought about it in the slightest,” he said.

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Dozens of new Victorian government bodies ( admin posted on August 29th, 2018 )

The Andrews Labor government has created 49 new bodies to oversee individual projects since 2015.More than 40 new government bodies have been created since Labor came to power in Victoria, as the latest budget shows a continued rise in public employee costs.
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An AAP tally of Andrews Labor government media releases since early 2015 has found 49 authorities, offices, commissions, boards and councils established to oversee individual projects – several within the infrastructure space.

Senior politics lecturer at Deakin University, Geoffrey Robinson, said while creating separate agencies signals a project is important, it also risks “silo-isation”.

“It would be worth reviewing, there’s a danger of doubling up and duplicating,” Dr Robinson said.

“It can potentially make coordination difficult.”

Infrastructure agencies include the Level Crossing Removal Authority, Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (which was recently changed to Rail Projects Victoria), and a new Regional Roads Victoria announced as part of Tuesday’s budget, funded to the tune of $17.4 million.

At least two new agencies have been created to tackle family violence and other work in health, regional development and the environment.

There are now 238,000 people employed by the state government.

The budget revealed the public service will cost $25.5 billion in the 2018/19 financial year and is forecast to grow to $28.2 billion by 2021/22.

The government has defended the proliferation.

“We make no apology for setting up dedicated authorities with the expertise to oversee the delivery of the biggest pipeline of infrastructure projects in Victoria’s history and to deliver ground breaking reforms to end family violence,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.

In 2016/17 there was a massive increase in frontline staff, including about 3000 public health workers, 1500 teachers and school staff and 1000 police and emergency services staff.

“This is a government that invests in the things that matter to Victorians — that means more nurses, more teachers, more firefighters, and more police,” she said.

But shadow treasurer, Michael O’Brien said if the opposition win government in November, the public service will be reviewed.

“You have all these authorities tripping over themselves,” he told AAP.

“All these authorities have got quite highly-paid executives in them and there seems to be a lack of understanding as to who’s actually responsible for what.”

NEW INFRASTRUCTURE BODIES

Level Crossing Removal Authority – created February 2015

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority – February 2015

Major Transport Infrastructure Board – April 2015

Infrastructure Victoria – June 2015

Western Distributor Authority – April 2016

Victorian School Building Authority – April 2016

Transport for Victoria – June 2016

Office of Projects Victoria – September 2016

Active Transport Victoria – October 2016

North East Link Authority – December 2016

Development Victoria – April 2017

Emergency Services Infrastructure Authority – May 2017

Regional Roads Victoria – April 2018

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Passionate fan jets in from US ( admin posted on August 29th, 2018 )

SHOW OF SUPPORT: USA national goalkeeper Tim Howard with Tim Verschelden at a Major League Soccer game in Denver last Sunday.FORMER Newcastle Jets owner Con Constantine once famously threatened to throw ex-Squadron president Tim Verscheldenoff the balcony of his privateMcDonald Jones Stadium box.
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While it was anunsavoury chapter in the Jets’ history, Verschelden’s passionhas never dwindled. On Friday he arrived in Australia after flying from his home in Colorado, USA,to attend Saturday night’s A-League grand final.

“I wouldn’t miss it for the world,”Verschelden said.

Verschelden will return to Colorado on Monday to complete a round trip of 44 hours at a cost of $2000.

He’s also been busy spreading Jets passion in Denver. Last Sunday Verscheldenmet former Everton goalkeeperTim Howard at the Colorado Rapids’ match against Orlando and convinced him to pose with a Jets scarf.

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Newcastle’s growing pains have created identity crisis ( admin posted on August 27th, 2018 )

METROPOLIS: Newcastle needs to abandon the persistent parochial association with a town and proudly and aggressively embrace its city status. Picture: Paul ScottOUR town. Our turf. Our team. How quaint and nostalgic is “our town”? Ever heard of a globally-emerging town or a smart town program? There’s been lots of “our town” palaver this past week. I’m down on town.
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Like mutton chop facial hair or a bespoke butter churn, reference to Newcastle as a town makes me want to tie my high-horse to a pole and crochet a close-knit quilt for this close-knit community. It’s a nostalgic idea but it’s wrong for now.

Despite the fetishising of revitalisation and all things new by the development lobby and its various cheer squads, nostalgia still seems to matter around Newcastle. What else could possibly explain the numbers of Novocastrians who flock to trendy Maryville or the Newcastle City Farmers Markets at sparrow’s on weekend mornings to voluntarily queue in the rain – as if it’s 1932 in the Soviet Ukraine – to buy bread?

Surely the nostalgia is for the queuing rather than the bread. Because it’s hard to be nostalgic for low glycaemic seeded spelt brought to life by skilled artisans who have nurtured a special dough-blend fermentation from field to plate with the loving assistance of non-rhyming poetry and an intense mindfulness involving yoga whales. “That’ll be eight bucks in our town thanks love. Careful of your teeth.”

The insistence of the Knights utilising the Doug Parkinson Oz-rock belter with the lyric “this game is our game, this town is our town” doesn’t help the argument to insist Newcastle be called a city. There’s been a few other cracks at creating a matchday song for the Knights, but Doug remains the go-to tune for the man at the stadium with his finger on the button.

I think most of “We Built This City (On Rock and Roll)” is way better for a contemporary Newcastle anthem, as long as it is re-recorded by a supergroup comprising some members of Silverchair, The Screaming Jets and all of JPY.

Another influence for the longevity of ‘town’ – besides that provided by those in the media who can’t resist the rallying cry of “our town” whenever Newcastle teams drop the wooden spoon – was the Prime Television commercial from around 20 years ago that featured the Go-Betweens’ song “Streets Of Your Town”. While trumpeting the local sites – always referred to as icons by locals even if it’s the Jesmond roundabout – the advert chose to exclude Grant McLennan’s key lyric that “this town is full of battered wives”.

A combination of misplaced patriotism and predictable parochialism, “town” gifts the opportunity for convenient confusion to various state and Commonwealth funding opportunities. Whether either see Newcastle as regional or metropolitan varies between projects. The criteria determining metropolitan or regional status is as rubbery as a five-dollar counter lunch.

The Newcastle City Council – perhaps soon to be rebranded as Newcastle City without the bothersome council bit – has unanimously supported that Newcastle be regarded as a metropolitan area.

Bush pollies have long claimed NSW is a smokescreen acronym for the triumvirate of Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong. Keeping Newy and Wooly snouts from the trough available for regional projects leaves more for LGAs such as Lake Macquarie. But having to put in bids in the metro funding pot alongside Sydney leaves Newcastle (bugger Wollongong) in quite a spot.

Because when Newcastle gets into bed with Sydney, we all know who gets the blankets.

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Essendon to phase out third-term lapses ( admin posted on August 27th, 2018 )

Essendon coach John Worsfold is looking at how to stop the Bombers’ third-quarter fade-outs.Essendon admit they’re reviewing how to handle halftime in an attempt to phase out their third-term AFL fade-outs.
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It’s far from the only issue on Bombers coach John Worsfold’s plate after a 2-4 start to the season.

But going into a blockbuster MCG meeting with Hawthorn on Saturday, it’s a nut Worsfold is eager to crack.

“We’ve looked at what our program is (and) we’ve challenged each other to think of how it could be different,” he said on Friday.

“We’ll potentially do a couple of minor changes otherwise it’s just getting out there with a mindset to play strong footy.

“Certainly we’re aware we haven’t won a third quarter but we’ve lost a lot of other quarters as well.”

On that point, Worsfold is right.

Only Brisbane (six) have won fewer quarters than Essendon (seven) this season.

That won’t force Worsfold into changing from the club’s bigger-picture approach, where the club toys with positions in attempt to build for the future.

“We’ve got to work out what squad here, what playing team is going to be good enough to win a premiership at the Essendon footy club,” he said.

“We’ve got to keep exploring and finding that.

“That will mean looking at some new players and giving new players like (Adam) Saad and (Jake) Stringer the chance to grow into our team.

“(We have) an absolute focus on becoming a great team. We don’t want to panic and pick teams with a weekly focus.”

Essendon’s approach to team selection this week is influenced by their four-day break last week, when they lost to Collingwood and Melbourne.

Matt Guelfi and Jackson Merrett have been rested, with Conor McKenna and David Myers coming in.

Matthew Leuenberger’s suspension also allows Tom Bellchambers to return.

Worsfold said Orazio Fantasia was “very close” to a return and would play a half in the VFL in an attempt to return in round eight.

Travis Colyer looms as a round nine return.

Opponents Hawthorn have made two changes, with David Mirra and James Cousins dropped for James Sicily and Liam Shiels.

The Bombers and Hawks last met in round one last season, when Essendon returned a host of banned Bombers in a 25-point win at the MCG.

Despite that, Worsfold played down the traditionally strong rivalry between the two teams, which has been on the wane since the 2004 “line in the sand” contest.

“Essendon-Hawthorn. Essendon-Collingwood. The marshmallow game. The country game … Dreamtime … the Jacket wave game. We’ve pretty much got a rivalry with every club,” he said.

“(ex-coach Kevin) Sheedy created a few of those.”

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Bishop condemns Abbas’ Holocaust comments ( admin posted on August 27th, 2018 )

Mahmoud Abbas suggested Jews were responsible for their persecution in Europe.Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is “deeply concerned” the Palestinian president has suggested European Jews caused their own historical persecution.
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Mahmoud Abbas commented on the Holocaust in a speech at the Palestinian National Congress, sparking condemnation from Israel, the United Kingdom and now Australia.

“We condemn any such comments by anyone, anywhere,” Ms Bishop told reporters on the Gold Coast on Friday.

“It’s deeply regrettable that such statements should be made.

“They are anti-Semitic, they go against the facts – the historical facts – and I’m deeply concerned that a leader would make such comments.”

Israel has accused Mr Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial after the Palestinian leader suggested in a speech that historical persecution of European Jews had been caused by their conduct.

“The Jewish issue that was widespread in all European countries… was not because of their religion, but rather their social role related to usury and banks,” the 83-year-old Palestinian leader reportedly said.

Britain’s Middle-East minister Alistair Burt said any attempt to justify or explain away any element of the Holocaust is unacceptable.

“President Abbas has shown a commitment to non-violence and a two-state solution. But his recent rhetoric does not serve the interests of the Palestinian people and is deeply unhelpful to the cause of peace,” Mr Burt said in a statement.

Mr Abbas was on Friday re-elected as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

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Marketown parking lot checks will continue: centre management ( admin posted on August 27th, 2018 )

‘Added pressure’: Marketown centre management is reviewing parking arrangements at the Newcastle west shopping complex.A Newcastle west shopping centre is taking a front-foot approach to parking problemsby having security guards approachdriversas they enter thecarpark to ask about their plans.
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Marketown centre manager Jenna Corcoran said there had been “added pressure” on parking availability at the shopping centre recently because of nearby construction work“and university students taking up valuable parking spaces before the centre opens for trade”.

Read more:Council urges drivers to use ‘secret’ parking

She said management was reviewing parking arrangements at the site.

“While we investigate all available options, we will continue to use security on carpark entries toensure valuable parking spaces are keptavailable for the convenience of our customers and retailers,” she said.

Read more:Inner city parking station on chopping block

It comes amid upheaval for parking in the city in recent months, with several construction projects in the city –including the light rail build –and the closure of a 257-vehicle lot at Honeysuckle last month.

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Hurricanes’ trophy bid ( admin posted on August 27th, 2018 )

FINALS BOUND: Hunter Hurricanes captain Gordon Marshall with his teammates at Lambton Pool on Thursday night. Picture: Josh CallinanThe Newcastle Jets aren’t the only Novocastrians hoping to bring home a national titlethis weekend.
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Gordon Marshall will be leading the Hunter Hurricanes into the Australian Water Polo League play-offs at Sydney Olympic Park,with grand-final glory front of mind for the region.

“Hopefully we can both get it done,” Marshall told the Newcastle Herald on Thursday night duringthe team’s last training session at Lambton Pool.

But while the Jets are hosting the A-League decider in Newcastle on Saturday night, the Hurricanes still have to make it.

They are one win away from qualifying for Sunday’s showdown at Homebush, having earned Friday night off because of a top-two finish from theregular rounds.

On Saturday afternoon (4:30pm), Hunter will feature in a semi-final against Fremantle – the highest-placed winner from two encounters the previous evening.

Regardless of results, the Hurricanes will have the chance to clinch a medal of some description on the last day of the 2018 series.

LEADER: Hunter Hurricanes captain Gordon Marshall. Picture: Josh Callinan

Gold is the colour in Marshall’s sights, aiming to better the Hurricanes’ best-ever bronze from three years ago. This time around the Hunter men’s teamhave one less game to contend with.

“It’s good to have the first game off on Friday, it makes it a bit easier for us,” he said.

“We’ve done a lot of work throughout the year and we’ve shown before we can beat everyone, so hopefully we can knock some teams off and get the win in the end.”

Marshall was away for2015, playing in the United Stateswith UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles).

The 23-year-old claimed two championships in that period and this season brought back with him in-form goalkeeperAlekRuzic, James Robinson and Matt Farmar.

“It’s a really different beast over there,” Marshall said.

“Water polo all day every daywith school in between, but water polo is the main focus pretty much all-year round.

“So you pick up training habitsand some technical stuffover there, but I was lucky enough to win a couple of titles with these guys so there’s a good bit of championship experience there. Hopefully it carries over.”

Meanwhile, Hurricanes duo Matt Humby and Mitch Robinson were named on Thursday in the Australian Born 2000 squad ahead of the Youth World Championships in Hungary in August.

SQUAD: AlekRuzic, Andrew Dunford, Bailey Sheather, Chris Boyko, Conor Morgan, Daniel Lawrence, Gordon Marshall (c), Jake Robinson, James Robinson, Mitch Robinson, Keenan Marsden, Mitch Marsden, Lucas Mackaway, Luke Dunford, Matt Humby, Matthew Farmar, Matthew Skinner, Mitch Baird, Scott Berry, Steve Cody, Tom Ophir, Travis McFadyen.

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