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TROMBONE: Ross McCann is among 900 secondary school musicians to attend the State Honours Ensemble Program during this school holidays.Ross McCann, 15, of Wellington Point is among the 900 secondary school musicians chosen to attend the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) at the Queensland Conservatoriumfrom September 29 to October 2.

TROMBONE: Ross McCann is among 900 secondary school musicians to attend the State Honours Ensemble Program during this school holidays.

Ross is a Year 9 student at Redland College, one of sixRedland schools represented on the program. Other schools includeCarmel College, Cleveland District High School,Faith Lutheran College,Ormiston College andSheldon College.

Ross, a trombone player and new to the program, said he was looking forward to the experience. His mother Vivien said besides learning the instrument, Ross learned self discipline and had a sense of pride in playing trombone.

“I just enjoy it,” Ross said.

SHEP is now in its 16th year and is being attended by nominated students from169 state, private and distance education schools with some travelling from Mount Isa and Cairns to attend.

SHEP features four wind orchestras, two string orchestras, a Celtic string ensemble, four vocal ensembles, a symphony orchestra and big band.Wind Orchestras will be led by Peter Handsworth, Dr Cynthia Johnston Turner (USA), Professor Rob McWilliams and Richard Saucedo (USA) withstring ensembles led by Rita Fin,Dr Mark Laycock (USA) andEmma Nixon. Vocal ensembles are being taken by Michael Bawtree (UK), Mr Gordon Hamilton, Paul Holley and Robert Hollingworth (UK). The big band and symphony orchestra will be led by Queensland Conservatorium’s John Hoffman and Associate Professor Nicholas Cleobury.

The program will culminate in five grand finale concerts, open to the public, at 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm and 7pmon Sunday, October 2 in the Conservatorium Theatre. Concert information is available [email protected]论坛

In a reciprocal program between Seattle and Brisbane 12 American college students have been selected to represent the prestigious Pacific Honours Ensemble Program (PHEP) during SHEP at South Bank while 16 Queensland students will travel to Seattle during November to attend the Western International Band Clinic.

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He’s still got it: Former Townsville Crocodiles NBL point guard Steve Markovic in action for the West Sydney Vikings in a 35 point display against the Parramatta Wildcast on Saturday. Picture: Noel RoswellFormer Australian representative Steve Markovic is the latest big name to be lured to the 2016 Dooley’s Ultimate Basketball League (UBL) competition, suiting up for the West Sydney Vikings.

Markovic played for the Boomers at the 2010 FIBA World Championships and also has an impressive local and international playing resume.

Markovic played in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL) for the West Sydney Razorbacks, Townsville Crocodiles and Sydney Kings, in addition to playing overseas in the Euro Leagues in both Serbia and Italy.

Markovic has been joined at the Vikings by former Albury/Wodonga Bandits SEABL forward Alex Opacic and the pair were both impressive on Saturday, leading the Vikings to a hard-fought 96-90 win over the Parramatta Wildcats.

Markovic had 35 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists, whilst Opacic had 25 points and 14 rebounds.

Jamie Newth, Mitch Rueter and Anto Lalic each had 18 points for the Wildcats.

Other prominent names joining this year’s UBL competition include Paul Brotherson (Metro State College and the German National League), who has signed for the Sydney City Cobras, the UBL’s two-time reigning premiers.

Other results from Saturday saw the third-placed Sydney Warriors defeat Glebe Magic 106-87, with New Zealand NBL forward Tony Tolovae impressing for the winners with 24 points, 13 boards and 7 steals, whilst team-mate Marquis Navarre had 27 points.

Dynamic guard Nay Sakya led the Magic with 29 points, ahead of Andrew Storey with 23 points and 17 boards.

St George Dragons overcame a tenacious Norwest Giants 77-73 in the final game of the day, with Tilas Putna grabbing 39 points and 10 boards for the winners.

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FUTURE SAFE: The site at McMillan Road, Alexandra Hills.

THE community will have a say on the future of an Alexandra Hills bushland block on Tuesday.

TheMcMillan Road site was bought by the Redland City Council in 2010for $1.15 million from the state government.

The land was transferred to the Redland Investment Corporation, paving the way for its possible sale.

In January, it was returned to council after a dispute over its future.

Cr Tracey Huges said she wanted residents to share their ideas for the land at a community meeting next week.

The meeting will be held onsite at 61 McMillan Road, Alexandra Hills from 5pm on Tuesday September 20,.

Cr Huges said the meeting was a chancefor residents to voice their ideas for the site, which is proposed to be re-zoned as a conservation reserve.

“Following a resolution by council last year, the plan is for 61 McMillan Road to be kept in council ownership and maintained as bushland habitat,” she said.

“This site has been ear-marked for re-zoning from urban residential to conservation land in our new City Plan, which will need to be finalised and adopted before any work can begin.

“While this process is not yet complete, I would like to hear people’s ideas for the site now so we have a plan of attack once the rezoning is finalised.

“At our meeting on Tuesday, we will discuss the naming of the site, as well as setting up a steering committee to be part of further engagement for this land.

“I encourage people to join me and council officers on site.”

People unable to attend can give feedback to Cr Huges by calling 0427 734 214 or [email protected]论坛

Council bought the 9415 square metre blockusing funds from the environmental levy fund.

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Funding is available to protect and repair local war memorials and fund educational and commemorative programs which preserve the ANZAClegacy.

Applications are now open for the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the ANZAC Community Grants Program (ACGP).

“It is fitting that as we commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC we invest in our local war memorials and education programs which honour the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces,” MP Melinda Pavey said.

“Repairing and looking after local war memorials is a vital part of honouring those Australian servicemen and women who sacrificed so much for our nation. While supporting educational programs that tell the story of the ANZACs is another way to reach the next generation of Australians.”

The CWMF was set up to fund projects which help protect and conserve existing war memorials across the state. It has recently funded projects such as the replacement of the fence around the Fredericktown War Memorial.

Applications for amounts up to $10,000 can be made by veteran groups, community organisations and councils until Remembrance Day (Friday, 11 November).

The ACGP funds projects which benefit the veteran community and promotes a greater understanding and recognition of the ANZAClegacy.

Applications for amounts up to $2000 can be made by schools, historical societies and community organisations for educational programs and commemorative events and close on Friday, 24 February, 2017.

The CWMF applications will be assessed by the State War Memorial Committee which is made up of NSW RSL, Public Works Advisory, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Veterans’ Affairs.

A separate committee will assess applications for the other program.

For more information, including application forms, please visit:

Community War Memorials Fund

Anzac Community Grants Program

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Farmers are known for telling a ripping yarn. They can conjure images of a bubbling creek, wheat crops rippling in the wind and apricot pink sunsets. They get their listener’s heart racing with tales of chasing micky bulls.

It’s a farmer’s affinity to their surrounds that enables them to do this. When they talk about the land,their strong connection to it is tangible. When they speak about livestock you feel the genuine concern. Farmers have powerful voices and incredible stories.

It can be more difficult to tell the hard stories – of mental health, farm debt or drought years – but our response to such challenges determine the course of our lives, and others.

Current trends indicate this year will be the hottest ever measured. The previous record was set in 2015,the one before in 2014. Of industrialised countries, Australia is the world’s most vulnerable to climate change impacts such as worsening droughts, floods, heatwaves and spread of pests.And agriculture is our most exposed industry.

Farmers are demonstrating leadership in adapting, and reducing their farming emissions. Yet the public, and even our own industry and political representatives, often assume we aren’t concerned. It’s time to set the record straight.

As farmers, we must share all our stories, even on tough topics like climate change, because if we don’t you can bet someone else will speak for us.The Australian Farmer Climate Surveyis reaching out to farmers to collect their stories and views on the impacts of climate change. This survey will provide critical data on the agricultural sector to ensure our interests are looked after.

Let’s ensure the story we pass onto our children and grandchildrenis one we’re all proud of.

Anika Molesworth is Australian Young Farmer of the Year. To take part in the survey, visit苏州美甲美睫培训学校surveymonkey苏州美甲美睫培训学校/r/farmers_survey

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