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Broc launches new bike for British series


CHALLENGE: Broc Parkes with the new Yamaha YZF-R1.CESSNOCK’S Broc Parkes is ready to return to winning ways for his new Milwaukee Yamaha team as he competes in the British Superbike Championship in 2015.
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Parkes spent last year in the premier class of motorcycle racing, MotoGP, but much of the campaign was spent at the back of the field as his Paul Bird Motorsport team struggled to remain competitive.

The huge costs associated with MotoGP have buried the team in 2015, leaving Parkes without a ride. But the Hunter speed demon has landed on his feet, securing a plum position with Milwaukee Yamaha, alongside fellow Australian Josh Brookes.

Parkes helped launch the new Yamaha YZF-R1 in Italy on Wednesday evening and said he was looking forward to his new partnership with the Japanese manufacturer.

‘‘In the past I have had some great results with Yamaha, and to be a part of the project with the new R1 is a real privilege,’’ Parkes said.

‘‘There have already been a lot of good reports, so I am excited about 2015.’’

The rider faces a steep learning curve in the British championship as he works with a new bike and new tracks once again, but Parkes said he was up to the challenge.

‘‘The level of competition is really high in the championship. They are like world champions on their own tracks.

‘‘I know I have to learn them, but I want to do as much as I can before the season so I am in the best possible position.’’

The British Superbike season starts at Donington Park from April 4 to 6.

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Opponents give Rorris the once over


Arthur Rorris. Picture: ADAM McLEANNew independent candidate Arthur Rorris has been hailed as a breath of fresh air by many Mercury readers, but one of his young opponents has warned his election could keep the seat of Wollongong “Labor in all but name”.
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The Illawarra union boss announced on Wednesday that he had abandoned his 20-year membership of the Labor Party to run as an independent at the March 28 poll.

Greens candidate for Wollongong, Mitchell Bresser, said he had worked closely with Mr Rorris during his time as president of Wollongong University Student Association last year, and believed he had been helpful and productive on many progressive issues.

“This is a good change for the seat of Wollongong, and maybe we’ll be able to have a proper debate about the region’s healthcare, education and protecting public assets,” he said.

“I think him running shows that the Labor Party isn’t doing enough for the labour movement, and I very much hope that he doesn’t toe the Labor Party lines and, if he were to get elected, that he wouldn’t make Wollongong a Labor seat in all but name.”

Mr Bresser also said he was confident Mr Rorris’ nomination would not capture any Greens voters.

“He may have a history of having progressive politics and standing for environmental conservation, I think that the NSW Greens have a better track record,” he said.

“But I do think he’s a breath of fresh air for Labor voters, and will split the Labor vote.”

Liberal candidate Cameron Walters was a man of few words when asked about Mr Rorris, echoing lines used by Noreen Hay by saying he supported the democratic system and the right of any person to run for Parliament.

“The more people that go for the seat of Wollongong the better and as long as they are for the people of Wollongong, it should make it an interesting election,” he said.

Mr Walters, a 22-year-old racing car driver, said he did not believe his own votes would be dented by the presence of another highly experienced and high-profile candidate in the Wollongong race.

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Age no barrier to learning


Celebrating the launch of U3A Wynyard are (from left) president Janet Sell, with vesting U3A’s Judith Chamberlin, Anne Lockett, Caroline Richards, and U3A Wynyard committee member Rees Campbell.LEARNING is no longer reserved for the young, according to Murchison MLC Ruth Forrest.
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The turnout for the launch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) Wynyard proved this statement.

The Waratah-Wynyard Council atrium was overflowing with Wynyard community members who were excited about the new initiative.

As Mrs Forrest officially launched the first term of U3A Wynyard, she described her own learning experiences as an adult and said they were valuable.

“One individual stood out to me and it was a lady in her 70s, she challenged us . . . and proves learning at a young age isn’t the only way,” Mrs Forrest said.

After a year of hard work, U3A Wynyard interim committee president Janet Sell was thrilled with the interest shown in this initiative.

“So many people turned up and there is a good buzz in the room,” Mrs Sell said.

Mrs Sell had great hopes for the first year of U3A Wynyard.

“We are hoping the community will find a new vitality, that they will be stimulated,” she said.

But the benefits are expected to extend far beyond the U3A Wynyard community, according to tutor Rees Campbell.

“We are hoping to revitalise already existing clubs through U3A,” Ms Campbell said.

The committee learnt yesterday people were after more information about each of the courses offered.

“It’s good people want more information,” Mrs Sell said.

The committee will send a newsletter with more information on each course via emails and leave some at the Wynyard LINC.

If you are interested in being a tutor, there is a one-off tutor session, with no obligation, at 10am, at ArtsCape, 45 Jackson Street, Wynyard, on March 16.

For more information on U3A Wynyard and how to become a member email [email protected]南京夜网.

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Corangamite man charged with incest


A Corangamite man has been charged and will appear in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on a date to be fixed.A CORANGAMITE man aged in his 40s has been charged with incest after getting his 13-year-old step-daughter pregnant.
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He has been charged with assault, producing child pornography and six counts of sexual penetration with a child aged under 16 years/incest.

Police executed a search warrant at his home and located a number of images on a computer.

It will be alleged the man was discovered by his partner having sex with her daughter.

Police will allege the man made admissions to his offending.

He has been charged and will appear in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on a date to be fixed.

Meanwhile, a Portland district man in his 60s is also alleged to have made admissions to abusing two family members aged in their early teens between 2008 and 2011.

He was arrested by Warrnambool police sex offences and child abuse investigation team officers, who also seized computers during a search.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.

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