Stu Laundy found out Sophie Monk dumped him on Instagram

Stu Laundy found out he was dumped by Sophie Monk at the same time as the rest of ns … when he read it about it on her Instagram.
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The millionaire publican and father-of-four, 45, decided to do a bit of a publicity tour on Monday morning appearing on KIIS 1065’s Kyle and Jackie O Show and Nova’sFitzy and Wippato speak about their split after meeting on Channel 10’s The Bachelorette last year.

In both interviews, Laundy threw some not-so-subtle shade at the former Bardot singer, 38, when he explained how their relationship came to an abrupt end.

Stu Laundy found out Sophie Monk dumped him on Instagram. Photo: AAP

“It was Soph’s [decision to split] and apart from being so publicly brushed, I have no hard feelings,” he told Wippa Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald and Michael “Wippa” Wipfli.

“I sort of found out via Instagram, but we both knew in our hearts it was pushing toward a friendship.”

Kyle Sandilands, who is a close friend of Monk’s, shed some more light on the break-up when he explained to his co-host Jackie “O” Henderson that Laundy could be aloof.

“I was talking to [Monk] before Christmas and I knew it was tough … they weren’t getting on that great,” Sanidlands said.

He continued: “She was telling me, ‘Look I like him, but he vanishes for a couple of days at a time.’

“I know what [guys] are doing when they vanish for a couple of days at a time … getting away from you.”

Laundy explained that he had been spending time with his children as they are his priority.

In what might have been the most awkward interview of the century, Sandilands then phoned Monk, who is currently on holidays in Canada, and put her on air with Laundy.

“At the end of the day, you make me laugh probably more than any girl ever and there’s no way in the world I want to lose that,” Laundy told her.

A usually mild-mannered Monk was less than impressed she had been duped by Sandilands in coming live on-air for free, saying she could have been paid quite handsomely for her side of the story.

She also said she would be open to ex sex.

Since the beginning of their relationship, Monk and Laundy had to constantly deny reports they had split and that their relationship was fake.

“I gave it the best shot I could and my intentions were everything I said I was looking for, but unfortunately it just didn’t work out,” Monk wrote on Instagram on Friday.

“As much as I respect him, we are just very different people … There were no contracts or pressure to stay together whatsoever from anyone and we remain friends,” she added.

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Japan’s Mitsui sparks AWE bidding war with $600m offer

Japanese company Mitsui has sparked a bidding war for oil and gas explorer AWE with a $600 million cash takeover offer.
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Mitsui has made an unsolicited, non-binding and conditional offer for 100 per cent of AWE at 95 cents a share, or $602 million, about a 14 per cent premium on the existing $526 million proposal between AWE and bidder Mineral Resources.

The deal is dependent on the termination of the takeover process between AWE and Mineral Resources by February 2.

The proposal is not conditional on due diligence, financing or internal approvals and is understood to already have obtained backing from the Foreign Investment Review Board.

As the deal is an off-market takeover bid, it only requires a minimum of 50.1 per cent of shareholder acceptance to pass.

The AWE board has recommended shareholders take no action in regards to the offer.

This new proposal marks the third takeover bid for AWE in as many months.

Late last year, a bidding war erupted between Mineral Resources and China Energy Reserve and Chemical Group as they sought to gain control of AWE’s major asset, the Waitsia gas project. The fight for control drove the AWE’s share price from a low of 41 cents in June 2017 low to 87 cents a the end of December. AWE’s share price spiked 14.35 per cent on news of the offer, rising to 98 cents.

Min Res beat out its rival with an eventual offer of 83 cents a share, which included a mix of cash and scrip.

The rival bid on the table from CERCG was an all-cash offer of 73?? a share, or $463 million.

A source close to AWE said the Mitsui offer had come out of the blue.

“There was no discussion with Mitsui for a takeover proposal, as since signing the scheme implementation deed with Min Res we had a no-shop agreement. We just received the offer on Sunday, it was not telegraphed before that,” he told Fairfax Media.

He described the new offer as “very clean and very significant”.

“The big question mark is over whether Min Res or CERCG [will] come back with an improved bid.”

RBC Capital Markets analyst Ben Wilson said: “The Mitsui cash bid is relatively clean.”

“While there is a break fee of $5.2 million potentially payable by AWE to Min Res, our reading of the scheme deed suggests this may not be payable in the event of a superior proposal and in any case it is minor in the context of the quantum of the bid.”

Mr Wilson maintained an unrisked valuation of around $1.10 a share for AWE.

Fat Prophets analyst David Lennox said it appeared a bidding war may be up and running once more.

“It’s in play again, and at that sort of price it’s a pretty good value for AWE,” he told Fairfax Media.

“All you can say is, it’s nice if you’re an AWE shareholder.”

Mr Lennox believed it was unlikely CERCG would come back with a renewed bid.

Mitsui is familiar with ‘s energy landscape, operating in the offshore oil and gas, and LNG markets.

Mitsui also has a history with both the Waitsia asset and AWE.

The Japanese firm had previously made a bid for Waitsia when it was owned by Origin.

Mitsui is understood to have partnered with AWE to make a bid of around $200 million for full control of Waitsia.

Mitsui has also worked with AWE on its Bass Strait Casino project.

Mineral Resources declined to comment, while CERCG had no comment to add.

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John Majurovski makes winning return to Broadmeadow Magic colours

AT 34, three-time league top-scorer John Majurovski is grateful to finally be back home at Broadmeadow Magic and hopesto kick on after a special return at the Maso Cup on the weekend.
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BACK HOME: John Majurovski in Magic colours during a trial game. Picture: Valentine Sports Photography

Majurovski scored a goal in the final on Sunday as Broadmeadow defeated Sydney NPL club Rockdale City Suns 3-2 to win the annual competition, in its 10thedition,for the first time.

Kale Bradbery scored Magic’s other goals as they led 3-0 at halftime before Rockdale scored twice late.

Rockdale had former A-League players Ante Covic, Trent McClenahan andPaul Reid in their line-up. Magic were missing first-team regularsAlex Kantarovski, Shane Paul, Jon Griffiths and Josh Piddington.

Majurovski and fellow recruits Tom Beecham, Jonty Busch, Cody Carroll, Justin Broadley and keeper Paul Bitz featured for Magic at the tournament hosted by the Altona and Sydenham Park clubs in Melbourne.

“It was sensational, from everything that happened over the weekend, it was a big achievement,” Majurovski said.“All the bigger clubs like Rockdale and Bankstown have won and they are expected to, so to be 3-0 up in the grand final against Rockdale, it was pretty good. I couldn’t believe it. We played them off the park.

“It meant a lot to the committee yesterday and I said that to the players before the game. That it’s taken a lot of time, effort and money from Broadmeadow to get us all here, and some of the younger boys had a sparkle in their eyes.They were all buzzing and they stood up.”

Majurovski last year played with Newcastle Suns at interdistrict level after leaving Northern NSW NPL side Lambton Jaffas. He was training with Charlestown in the hope of returning to the NPL before a call over Christmas from Magic coach Ruben Zadkovich opened the door toBroadmeadow, who lost target man Peter Haynes to retirement then attacker Dino Fajkovic.

He said it was “always in the back of my mind to finish” at Broadmeadow and “everything just fell into place” for him to return.

PEP TALK: Magic at the Maso Cup. Picture: Broadmeadow Magic

“I played a season and a half with Magic about 12 years ago, and it was my junior club,” Majurovski said.

“I’ve always had the ambition to go backbut I’ve never really had the chance. A lot of coaches have thought Haynesy and I couldn’t play together because we’re similar, but now Haynesy is retired, it gave me the ambition to get back there.

“I think I’m going all right. I’ve been training there for four weeks and I feel fit and I want to be there. I’m turning up to training and being happy being there.”

Majurovski scoredfour goals at the Maso Cup playing alongside speedsters like Bradbery and James Virgili.

“I played with Kale before, so I know how he plays and I started clicking with Chill [Virgili] in the semis and set him up a couple of times. There’s potential thereI think, so I’m enjoying it.”

He said he was keen to play perhapsbeyond the next year or two.

“This is probably the only club I could do it at, where I feel comfortable and at home,” he said.

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KINDERGARTEN: The first day of school for kids in the Hunter 2018your photos

KINDERGARTEN: The first day of school 2018 | your photos Ashton Dimmock and Ali Baron
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Annabella Coates, 6 Years Old, Barnsley Public School Autism Support Class .

Rayna Mort, 5, Stroud Public School

Tylor Quennell 4yrs old, Abermain Public School

Savannah Green, 4, started kindergarten at Irrawang Public School on Tuesday.

Liyana Black 5. Dungog Public School

All smiles for Cooper Jackson at Kurri public school

Zoe Dolesko5yrs oldSoldiers Point Public School

Brayden Siddoway, 5 yrs old, Teralba public school

Mackenzie Hill and Scarlett Hill with Charlie Lunn and Hamish Lunn. Picture: Marina Neil

Ryan Foate – Newcastle Grammar – age 6

Scarlett Hurley, age 5, who started kindergarten on Monday

HUNTER: Twins Tom and Isla Wawszkowicz are starting kindergarten at Ashtonfield Public School this year.

Ryan Foate – Newcastle Grammar – age 6

Zosia Hughes, age 5, dressed and ready for ‘big school’ at Jewells Public

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Tye, in year 2 at Shoal Bay Public School, with his little sister Stevie-Lee who started kindergarten this week. Picture: Nicole Lee Henderson

Stevie-Lee started kindergarten this week. Picture: Nicole Lee Henderson

Stevie-Lee started kindergarten this week. Picture: Nicole Lee Henderson

Savannah Green, 4, with her big brother Kobey Pollard, 6, outside Irrawang Public School. Savannah started kindy on Tuesday. Kobey, in year 1, will keep an eye on his little sister.

Skylah Hall aged 5 Aberdeen public school

Rayna Mort, 5, Stroud Public School

Cleaver Yeldon, 4, on his first day of school.

Aidan Campbell Nulkaba public school

Aidan Campbell Nulkaba public school

Alex Saunders, Mariah-Rose Saunders and Lekia Saunders outside Karuah Public School for Mariah-Rose’s first day of kindy on Thursday. Picture: Vanessa Saunders

Miley Clark, 5, started Kindy at Tomaree Public School on Thursday. Mother Mel Clark said “she is so excited to be joining her brothers and sister at big school”.

Will & Taj 5 year old twins started at Morpeth Public School today

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Cleaver Yeldon, 4, with his older brother Vaughn, 8, who is in Year 3.

Cleaver Yeldon, 4, with his older brother Vaughn, 8, who is in Year 3.

Cleaver Yeldon, 4, with his older brother Vaughn, 8, who is in Year 3.

Bohdie Kelly and Brayden Williams started at Tanilba Bay Public School on Friday.

Rhyder Delphine and Emmett Delphine started at Tanilba Bay Public School on Friday.

Matilda Dolan started at Tanilba Bay Public School on Friday. “She was a little nervous her first day” – Liz Bainbridge.

Diesel Hunter started Kindy at Raymond Terrace Public School this week. He joined big sister Kalani who is in year 6 this year. Picture: Shazza Hunter

West Wallsend Public School – Rubi Tildesley.

Rubi Tildesley and Addison Ryan

Rubi Tildesley and Hart Cole

Rubi Tildesley and Saige Milajew

Emily Watson (5 years) who started this week at Tomaree Public School.

Knox McEwan age 5

Declan started at Ashtonfield.

Declan started at Ashtonfield.

Our little guys 1st day of Kindy at Hamilton South Public.

Terry Hines5 years old

Hailey Soper age 5 started kindergarten this year at Bellbird public school.

Dylan McQuillan had his first day at Rutherford Primary School

Summah McLennan, 5, from Beresfield on her first day of kindy at Beresfield Public School

Charlie Bond whom is 5 years old Tomaree Public school

Abbie Lee Orchard – Cessnock public

Evie Swift started Kindy at St Patricks Cessnock

Evie Swift started Kindy at St Patricks Cessnock

Lillian Argent aged 5 started kindy at St James

Aidan Campbell, 5 years, Nulkaba Public School

Aidan Campbell, 5 years, Nulkaba Public School

Peppa Riddock started kindy at Holy Spirit Abermain. Picture: Photography By Nicole

Mackenzie O’Hara started kindy at St Phillips on Monday.

Jeramy Lewandowski 5yrs old just started kindy at Cessnock West

Jeramy Lewandowski 5yrs old just started kindy at Cessnock West

Jeramy Lewandowski 5yrs old just started kindy at Cessnock West

Eli Smith-Kelly, 6 years old

Blayze Fata age 5 started kindergarten at St Phillips Christian college.

Blayze Fata with his parents Alec and Stacey Fata.

Blayze Fata age 5 kindergarten at St Phillips Christian college.With his 3 older siblings Dakota yr7, Ava yr4, Orlando yr2

Vihana Pillai 5 years started kindergarten at Macquarie College

TweetFacebook 2018 kindy class of the HunterSend your photos to [email protected]苏州夜总会招聘.auIt is that time of year again when youngsters head off on a new adventureand parents shed a tear at the front gates of the school grounds.

Bright-eyed kindergartners with new uniforms and oversized ­backpacks are off on their firstday of school in the Hunter. It is a big moment for both children and parents.

Are your little ones starting school for the first time this year?Share your Kindy Kids pictures with us, by emailing the photo, names and ages to [email protected]苏州夜总会招聘.au

Photos will be added to the 2018 Kindy Kids gallery.

HUNTER: Twins Tom and Isla Wawszkowicz are starting kindergarten at Ashtonfield Public School this year.

Tom and IslaWawszkowicz are part of this year’s intake of Kindergartners. The delightful duo are heading to Ashtonfield Public School, find out what they are looking forward to about school here.

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My Kitchen Rules 2018: Tasmania’s truffle siblings debut

Tasmania’s truffle siblings to debut on My Kitchen Rules 2018 Mole Creek truffle farm manager Henry Terry became a national heart-throb on MKR last season and now is competing on the show with sister Anna.
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Mole Creek truffle farm manager Henry Terry became a national heart-throb on MKR last season and now is competing on the show with sister Anna.

Mole Creek truffle farm manager Henry Terry became a national heart-throb on MKR last season and now is competing on the show with sister Anna.

Mole Creek truffle farm manager Henry Terry became a national heart-throb on MKR last season and now is competing on the show with sister Anna.

Black gold: truffles.

Mole Creek truffle farm manager Henry Terry became a national heart-throb on MKR last season and now is competing on the show with sister Anna.

TweetFacebookMy Kitchen Rulesin group two, when the siblings hostthe first instant restaurant of thegroup on their family farm.

Last season when Coastal MKR contestants Damien and Caroline Aherne, known as Damo and Caz, visited the farm to buytruffles, Caz’s crush on Henry set social media alight.

“Caz got me into this mess I think,” Henry laughs.

The affable brother and sister admit tonot being the most experienced cooks.

“We’re born and bred country kids,” Henry said.

“We’ve grown up with simple food and that’s what we’re going to serve.”

“If we can put out three courses and no one vomits, no one cries and I don’t chop a finger off or break anything, it’ll be a good night,” Anna joked.

“We really want to showcase our love of truffles and how proud we are of what mum and dad have created,” she said.

Henry said to experience something like this with his sister and best mate was “once in a lifetime.”

My Kitchen Rules 2018 begins on Monday night, with the first group of instant restaurants. The siblings are set to star on the screen in group two, next week.

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Notes on a scandal: CBA’s new chief has plenty

The decision to appoint an insider to the top job at Commonwealth Bank has gobsmacked many people who had expected the board to appoint a clean skin with a clean slate.
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But with Matt Comyn, the bank gets a retail banker who has witnessed first-hand the havoc that can be wreaked with scandals, cover-ups and poor whistleblower policies.

Indeed, the Austrac money laundering scandal, which had come on the back of a string of other scandals, almost cost him the top job.

It seems the CBA board settled on an insider because it gets a known quantity. With the royal commission set to kick off in the next couple of weeks, it couldn’t afford to outsource the risk to an outsider.

Comyn is 42 and will be the face of a new culture that the bank desperately needs to create to rebuild trust. He has the challenge of changing an organisation that has a reputation of putting profit before people.

His first move in this area was to accept a lesser salary package than his predecessor Ian Narev.

But at the end of the day his personality will play a role in changing the culture. Comyn has a very different personality to Narev, whose abundance of confidence and background as a consultant didn’t translate well with politicians and some regulators.

Comyn comes across as unassuming, polite and willing to listen, which is what the bank needs as it stares down a royal commission, legal action with Austrac, a public inquiry by the n Prudential Regulation Authority into its culture and most importantly, the court of public opinion.

Comyn takes up the job on April 9, a couple of weeks before the final report by APRA, which is unlikely to be pretty. Narev won’t be there to cop it on the chin.

CBA’s problem was never about its financial performance but its culture, which rewarded success at any cost, and allowed a string of scandals to get out of hand, hence creating a trust deficit in the community.

The handling of the scandals sent a strong message that CBA could do what it liked with little comeback.

The biggest contribution Comyn can make to CBA is stop future scandals and he is the best placed to do it. He has seen first-hand what can go wrong when they are brushed over. He was there when Storm Financial blew up and various other scandals. He saw the ramifications of not dealing with them head on.

It means he should understand the need for accountability so that if a scandal emerges, it is dealt with immediately instead of downplayed. This means sacking wrongdoers instead of promoting them or allowing them to move quietly elsewhere without impunity. It also means respecting the role of whistleblowers.

When The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald broke the CBA financial planning scandal on June 1, 2013, which involved forgery and fraud and a cover-up by management, the bank tried to diminish the issue, saying it happened in the past, it was a few bad apples and victims had been compensated.

Indeed, it didn’t bother to answer most of the questions sent. Instead it released a short statement full of spin and little substance, which didn’t wash well with the public, which had been horrified by the treatment of the bank’s customers who had bravely told their stories. One of them was the mother-in-law of the then treasurer, Joe Hockey, which illustrated the arrogance of the bank and its lack of political savvy.

The community was also disgusted by the treatment of whistleblower Jeff Morris, a financial planner who had only wanted to do the right thing when he saw elderly people being ripped off. He ended up suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and a ruined career for speaking up. Again, a less arrogant bank that wanted to rebuild trust, would have tried to help.

When a Senate inquiry was called that recommended a royal commission in 2014, the bank issued a bland press release with quotes from the PR department rather than the then chairman or CEO. It infuriated the public and both sides of politics which believed such a damning report required a direct quote from a senior member of the bank.

It was this sort of arrogance and dismissal of the issues that landed the bank in a lot of hot water at parliamentary inquiries. It highlighted the growing disconnect between the community and that of senior executives at CBA.

Then in 2016 when the life insurance scandal hit the front pages of The Age and the SMH and ABC’s Four Corners, again the bank tried to diminish the problem, apologising to a few victims but never taking ownership of the treatment of customers.

Again, nobody but the whistleblower Dr Ben Koh was punished.

By the time it got to Austrac, the trust deficit had got too big. This is why the appointment of Comyn will be so important.

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Newcastle family flying high on Travel Guides fame

Food and travel made Newcastle’s Fren family famous in 2017but it was just a taste of things to come.
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POPULAR: Jonathon, Cathy, Mark and Victoria Fren are familiar faces at Oma’s Kitchen and on Channel 9 television series Travel Guides.

Mark and Cathy Fren, who own and run Oma’s Kitchen with the help of their childrenJonathonandVictoria, starred in the first season of Travel Guides last year.

Theirsense of humour made them popular with viewers, many of whom have visited the family’s Watt Street restaurant. Even so, the Frens were shocked when the show’s producers asked them toreturn for season two.

“We are just ourselves on the show, an ordinary family with four different personalities,” Mark Fern told Food & Wine. “But we have come to realise that people are able to relate to us. I mean, who doesn’t say ‘Who farted?’ on a road trip?”

Episode one of season two aired on Monday, where each family jetted off for a week-long holiday to Bologna, the food capital of Italy. The Frens hosted a sold-out themed dinner event and screening on the night, and will continue to do so throughout the series.

So, what can viewers expect in season two?

“If anything is going to go wrong, it happens to us. There are plenty of laughs,” Victoria said. “The most amazing thing is that outof the eight holidays we hadn’t been to any of the destinations. This made it very exiting for all of us. The viewers can look forward to our honest and open reviews of each destination.”

Itis very much a case ofbusiness as usual at Oma’s Kitchen, though.A new Bavarian menu has been introducedwith vegan and gluten-free options as well as sharing platters, and there arenew German beers on tap. The restaurant is now also open for dinner three nights a week.

The signature pork knuckle sharing platter with marinated pork steak and a pork, a beef and a beef/cheese sausage has proven popular at $65. It is served with potato mash, red cabbage, sauerkraut, apple sauce and gravy.​

“As soon as Travel Guides was aired we all became more recognisable. A day doesn’t go by when we are not asked to have a photo taken or told how great the show is,” Victoria said.

“The restaurant is always buzzing with our regulars as well as fans popping in from all over to meet us and ask if Jonathon has a girlfriend yet. But we are all still working extremely hard at Oma’s Kitchen with long days and nights and the usual meltdowns.”

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House of the Week: 1 Park Road, Tighes Hill

Home with links to Tighe family ELEGANCE: The home was built circa 1900 and features a Mr Tighe on the title deed.
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PRIVATE: The residence is on a 621 square metre block with old-school gardens and a choice of quiet places to relax.

TRADITIONAL CHARM: The home could do with some updating but has plenty of original character to work with.

PEACEFUL SETTING: It is positioned in an elevated position on a corner block overlooking parkland and Throsby Creek.

PERIOD FEATURES: There are leadlight windows, fireplaces and french doors throughout this Federation home.

House of the Week: 1 Park Road, Tighes Hill

House of the Week: 1 Park Road, Tighes Hill

House of the Week: 1 Park Road, Tighes Hill

TweetFacebookWhen you walk in, it’s got soul.

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The property will be sold through an expressions of interest campaign.

Properties in the street are tightly held. The last sale, in October of last year for a renovated three-bedroom residence was $1.075 million.

Mr Walker said location would be a key selling point and the residence offered a lot of potential in terms of possible renovation and restoration.

“The thing about Tighes Hill is it offers so much that people usually associate with somewhere like Merewether or The Junction in the fact that it’s got very good schools close by, parks and Throsby Creek,” he said.

“Tighes Hill is an eclectic suburb and has got this proliferation of little cafes which offer more than just coffee with art and creative endeavours.

“The home itself hasgot enormous scope …when you walk in, it’s got soul.”

One of the daughters of the home’s late owner said it had been a loved residence for over two decades.

Her mother held annualjacaranda tea parties and “verandah drinks” and could often be seen on the side verandah painting her local surroundings.

The views from the front verandah, particularly of an evening as the sun set over Throsby Creek and the Tighes Hill TAFE were “fantastic” and “the setting of the home is lovely” in an unobtrusive, quietstreet that has access to all inner city living has to offer.

The home has a formal lounge and a sunroom. The kitchen adjoins a separate formal dining room with access to a side porch through french doors. There is a second living space at the rear of the home.

It has inspections on February 3 and 4 between 11.15am and 12.15pm.

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Listen up for hearing loss

COMPASSIONATE: New Lambton audiologist Katrina Skirka was amazed at the stoicism of the locals during her recent trip to Vietnam with the Starkey Foundation.
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Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age, anywhere, and the impact, if undiagnosed and untreated, can be devastating.

It’s a reality Katrina Skirka, senior audiologist at ihear New Lambton knows all too well, having just returned from a trip to Vietnam as part of an international health initiative called the Starkey Foundation, where she did over500 sets of ear impressions in five days.

“It made me more able to appreciate the services we have in and try not to take our healthcare system for granted,” Ms Skirkasaid.

Untreated hearing loss can lead tooverall cognitive decline including clouded memory and recall and has beenlinked to dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Productivity at work can be effected impedingcareer progression and consequent earning power. It can also affectrelationships with others, often causing frustration andstrain resulting in the person with hearing losswithdrawing from socialising, which is then a majorrisk factor for social isolation, depression and other mental health issues.

“It can be frustrating for family and friends when they have to ‘be the ears’ of a loved one with untreated hearing loss, or repeat themselves frequently,” said Ms Skirka, who has over 25 years experience in the hearing healthcare industry.

“In families or friendships who are separated geographically, maintaining communications can be even harder if the individual with hearing loss is shying away from the phone, Skype or other ways of communicating.”

Telltale signs of hearing loss include:

Do I often ask people to repeat themselves?Do I have trouble following conversations with more than two people?Do I have difficulty hearing what is said unless I’m facing the speaker?Does it sound like other people are mumbling or slurring their words?Do I struggle to hear in crowded places like restaurants, malls and meeting rooms?Do I have a hard time hearing women or children?Do I prefer the TV or radio volume louder than others?Do I experience ringing or buzzing in my ears?There are several common causes of hearing loss.

“The main ones include excessive noise, infections, genetics, birth defects, infections of the head or ear, ageing, and reaction to drugs or cancer treatment,” Ms Skirka said.

Research on people with hearing loss and their significant others has shown that hearing aids play a significant factor in a person’s social, emotional, psychological and physical well-being.

Treatment of hearing loss has been shown to improve:

Communication in relationshipsIntimacy and warmth in family relationshipsEase in communicationEarning powerSense of control over your lifeSocial participationEmotional stabilityihear is a national company with sites across NSW (including Maitland and Morisset), Queensland, South and WA.

Services include:

Complimentary hearing screeningTrials of the latest hearing aidsFree hearing aids and services for pensioners and veteransHearing aid repairs and batteriesPaediatric Hearing Tests (children over 3 years of age)Noise Protection and swim plugsDiagnostic Hearing AssessmentsWorkcover hearing assessments and hearing aid fittings“We treat all sorts of people –pensioners, veterans, private clients, Workcover clients, children over three years of age,” Ms Skirka said. “Pensioners and veterans can be fitted with free hearing aids every five years.

“Private patients may be eligible to claim back a portion of the cost of their hearing instrument(s) from their private health fund.

“For children, if referred by a GP/ENT they can claim back a portion of their paid invoice from Medicare.”

If you suspect you’re suffering hearing loss, youshould make an appointment with an audiologist, audiometrist or Ear, Nose and Throat specialist.

For more information, ringihear New Lambton on 02 4956 3825, email [email protected]苏州夜总会招聘.au or visit www.ihear苏州夜总会招聘.au.

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Grammys 2018: The arrivals

Grammys 2018: The arrivals Zayne Malik arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.
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Jenny McCarthy arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Carey Hart, from left, Willow Sage Hart, Pink and Judith Moore arrive at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Coco Austin, left, and Ice-T arrive at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Jonathan Smith arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Kendrick Lamar performs onstage at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Nancy Haslip, left, and Jimmy Haslip arrive at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Rick Ross arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

India.Arie arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Bebe Rexha arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Ne-Yo arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden

Justin Tranter arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Alessia Cara arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Zedd arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Gayle King, left, and Kirby Bumpus arrive at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden

Fabolous arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Sting arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Julia Michaels arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Sting, left, and Shaggy arrive at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Andra Day arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Common arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Anna Kendrick arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

DJ Khaled arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

Morgane Stapleton, left, and Chris Stapleton arrive at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden.

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TweetFacebookFOLLOW THE GRAMMYS ACTION LIVEThe singer was instead approached by the show’s producers to take part in a group tribute to late rocker Tom Petty which she declined, the publication says.

Lorde is the only female artist nominated in the crowning best album category, alongside R&B star Bruno Mars and rappers Childish Gambino, Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar. It’s the first time since 1999 that the category hasn’t included a white male artist.

The awkward revelation regarding her onstage shut-out has ignited conversation about the Grammys’ gender bias, especially in the wake of a major study on pop music’s lack of female representation released last week.

The report, published by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, found a glaring discrepancy in the number of female musicians and producers honoured by the Grammys, with just 9.3 per cent of Grammy nominees in the past five years being women.

Lorde’s mother Sonja Yelich appeared to hint at the reason behind her daughter’s Grammys no-show, taking to Twitter to highlight aNew York Timesarticle on those figures.

Lorde is up for the one prizeat the ceremony, being held at Madison Square Gardentoday, for her hit albumMelodrama.Rapper Jay-Z leads the field with eight nominations, while R&B star SZA is the most nominated woman with five nods.

Sia, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, dance trio Mansionair and Hillsong Worship are the only ns up for prizes.

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