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    HAMBURG, GERMANY - MAY 28: A general view of the 'Abbey Road Studio' room is seen at the Beatlemania exhibition on May 28, 2009 in Hamburg, Germany. The exhibition, which opens tomorrow, shows the development of the Beatles from their beginnings in Hamburg until they split up. (Photo by Krafft Angerer/Getty Images)

    Presented by Ella’s Music Club

    REVOLUTION-A Beatles Odyssey  – Oakleigh/ Carnegie RSL lounge

    SATURDAY 11 December

    REVOLUTION: a Beatles odyssey is a fresh and exciting approach to one of the most beloved musical catalogues of the 20th century. With a focus on not just the big hits but also some of the lesser known gems, Melbourne musicians Jonathan Skovron, Simon Starr, Audrey Powne and Tony Floyd – all passionate Beatles fans – employ their rich musical palettes to paint an evocative and engaging musical portrait of the Beatles, which, in the spirit of the Fab Four’s own approach to music, looks both backwards and forwards at the same time.

    THE BAND:

    Jonathan Skovron -Guitar/keys/Voice

    Simon Starr – Bass/Voice

    Audrey Pone – Trumpet/Keys /Voice

    Tony Floyd -Drums/Voice

    GIG INFO:

    DATE: Saturday 11 December

    TOME: 8 :45 (Doors 8pm)

    TICKETS : www.ellasmusicclub.com

    VENUE: Oakleigh/Carnegie RSL Lounge 95/97 Drummond st, Oakleigh

    ABOUT JONATHAN

    Jonathan Skovron is a singer, composer, arranger, guitarist, pianist, violinist, musical director and music teacher who has worked extensively in various genres and in different musical capacities. 

    During his career as a performing musician he has performed, recorded and toured with an enormous array of artists from across the genre spectrum including Christine Anu, Lior, Deborah Conway, Rebecca Barnard, Paul Kelly and many more, as well as performing and touring in professional Musical Theatre engagements with the likes of the Melbourne Theatre Company.

    Skovron has also been active as a composer and original artist. His debut solo EP, “In the Land”, was released in 2012, whilst in 2014, his original song You, Me and the Sea was shortlisted in the top 50 songs for APRA’s prestigious Vanda and Young song contest. His current original project, the Jonathan Skovron Trio, performs regularly at Melbourne’s jazz clubs, and is currently working towards the release of its debut album.

    Promoter Ella Levy

    email:ellasmusicnews@gmail.com

    ph:0412379372

    Web:ellasmusicclub.com

    Some statistics on car crashes in WA

    some statistics on car crashes in wa

    Accidents in WA have higher fatality rates than any state in Australia. On average, one person dies on WA roads every two days, despite improvements such as the safety of modern cars or mandatory seatbelts laws. For this reason, the situation in WA should be closely examined and measures should be taken accordingly.

    Over the past five years, more than 8,500 people have been seriously injured in WA. In addition, more than 800 people lost their lives in these accidents.

    Fatalities Statistics on Main Road Accidents in WA

    According to the Road Safety Commission, in 2020, 155 people died in car accidents in WA. In 2019, the total number of people who lost their lives was recorded as 164. If we continue to give statistics for 2020, almost 75% of those who lost their lives are men and 25% are women. The majority of those who lost their lives in car crashes are between the ages of 20-29.

    When the causes of car accidents in WA were examined, it was understood that the accidents were mostly caused by three reasons: “speeding”, “fatigued driving”, “inattention”.

    Serious Injuries by Main Roads in WA

    In 2020 alone, 1,641 people were seriously injured in car crashes in WA. (The number of people seriously injured in 2019 was 1698.) And regardless of gender, the vast majority of those injured were in the 20-29 age range.

    The reasons why so many people are seriously injured in car accidents are the same as those listed above: “speeding”, “fatigued driving”, “inattention”.

    some statistics on car crashes in waSo, what precautions should be taken to prevent car accidents?

    Particular attention should be paid to the following five causes of accidents, which are called the “fatal five”:

    1. Speeding
    2. Distracted driving
    3. Fatigued Driving
    4. Driving under the influence
    5. Not wearing a seatbelt

    Considering all the reasons together, the things to be careful can be summarised as follows:

    • legal speed limits must be observed.
    • The car should be used taking into account the weather conditions.
    • The driver and all passengers in the car must wear seat belts.
    • Ensure that the viewing distance is sufficient. (Headlights should be turned on when the weather starts to get dark, headlights should be turned on in rainy weather, etc.)
    • The car should not be used when tired. (If it will be a long trip, take a break occasionally)
    • should not be distracted (don’t deal with the phone while driving, shouldn’t eat or drink, etc.)
    • Do not drive after drinking alcohol.

    What should you do if you are involved in a car accident?

    First of all, you should stay calm and help the injured people. If you are the injured person, you should remain calm and wait for help to arrive.

    One of the things you should do after the treatment should be to report the accident to the police. Also, if you can, take care to take note of all the information about the accident.

    You can request compensation to erase the traces of the traumatic event you experienced. For this reason, any information you collect about the accident (contact information of the parties involved in the accident, license plates and conditions of the cars, information of eyewitnesses, etc.) will facilitate your work in the compensation process.

    If you have a car accident in WA and would like to know what to do next, you can contact car accident lawyers in Perth. After consulting with you, they will decide what needs to be done and work with you to compensate for your loss.

    ROSS WILSON IS INTERVIEWED BY COUNTESS CAROLINE

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    Melbourne Lockdown is over and it’s time to spread your wings, as the Bellarine Peninsula is welcoming you back with open arms.

    SUNDAY 12 DECEMBER

    Ross Wilson and the Peaceniks, The Badloves and Kings Canyon

    Tickets for the Bellarine Music Festival are on sale now. Head the bellarinemusicfestival.com.au.

     

    Enjoy an afternoon of Music / Wine / Food set amongst the glorious peninsula vines with rock royalty Ross Wilson and The Peaceniks performing all the hits from his bands Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock that have become the playlist of our lives incl: Eagle Rock, Come Said the Boy, Chemistry, Come Back Again, Cool World ….
    Iconic Australian band The Badloves will deliver a full set of hits incl: Green Limousine, Lost, The Weight, Caroline, Memphis, Barefoot Bride and their latest singles Tribaland Midnight Sun.

    Opening the show is new Melbourne blues / rock outfit King Canyon featuring Jimmy Cupples. Formed during the first lockdown in May 2020 the band has already released 6 singles and are quickly picking up momentum at radio with their latest single Gravity. 
    Bellarine Estate award winning wines will of course be available, along with a wide ranging selection of cuisines from a variety of mobile food outlets.

    No BYO alcohol
    Children under 12 free

    THAT RADIO CHICK CHERYL LEE REVIEWS THE SYMPHONY OF ANGELS

    that radio chick cheryl lee reviews the symphony of angels
    The Angels and The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra are The Symphony of Angels

    THE ANGELS, TOGETHER WITH THE ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CREATE THE SYMPHONY OF ANGELS

    LEGENDARY AUSTRALIAN ROCK BAND ‘THE ANGELS’ MEET THE ‘ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’ AND THE RESULT IS HEAVENLY

    This is one of THE most amazing events I have ever experienced.  The outside setting at The Adelaide Showground, the fact that we have so missed our live music during Covid, this event was spectacular in every sense.  I have seen the Symphony of Angels before at The Festival Theatre, but the outside venue added another dimension altogether.

    that radio chick cheryl lee reviews the symphony of angels
    Photo Credit: Barry Crabtree

    This event was the first-ever Festival of Orchestra (FOFO), as we celebrate the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra‘s 85th birthday this year.  Orchestral arrangements were scored by Rob John and he conducted the orchestra and the choir.
    Comprising of 6 shows over 11 days, Aussie rock legends, The Angels were the only rock band featured.  The Symphony of Angels comprised 20 classics from the band’s list of biggest hits.

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    Barry & Cheryl Crabtree enjoying the pre-show festivities

     

    With The Angels having its beginnings in Adelaide, the show is particularly meaningful to Adelaidians.  Brothers Rick and John Brewster, founding members of the band are joined by Dave Gleeson out front, John’s son Sam Brewster on bass and Nick Norton on drums.

     

    After the overture, Dave, who has been with the band for over ten years now, joined the others on stage and The Angels took off!!  The ASO brought a whole new element to the songs that we all know so well and have sung at pubs and gigs for so long.

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    First Set List
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    Second Set List

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Once again, very difficult to select highlights from two hours of amazing entertainment, but here goes:

    ONE:  After the intermission, John and Rick Brewster paid tribute to original lead singer and songwriter, Doc Neeson who passed away in 2014 and also bass player Chris Bailey who passed away in 2013.  Telling the crowd how proud they were of being from South Australia, they played “Love Takes Care” (written by Brewster-Neeson-Brewster)

    TWO:  As the night drew to a close, we all knew what the very last song would be.  The crowd of over two thousand, predominantly orchestra followers with pockets of Angels fans, didn’t disappoint when it came to audience participation either, responding appropriately when asked “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?”

    that radio chick cheryl lee reviews the symphony of angels
    Uncle Rick with nephew Sam Brewster
    that radio chick cheryl lee reviews the symphony of angels
    How many Brewsters does it take to make a rock band?

    What I really loved about this show is that it brought a whole new appreciation for the ASO to all the diehard rock fans and also, I think it brought a whole new appreciation of good old Aussie rock to the symphony set also.
    It was a wonderful blend of cultures and it really really worked!!
    Even the fact that we couldn’t dance, couldn’t spoil it.

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    The many faces of Dave Gleeson
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    A quiet moment with Dave Gleeson

     

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    Program Cover

    If you ever do get the chance to see a show like this, this rock chick thoroughly recommends that you do.

    I’m an orchestra chick now too!!

    Get out and about safely when you can, support Aussie music and I’ll see you down the front!!

     

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    Dave Gleeson saying Hi after the show Photo Credit: Barry Crabtree

    See Cheryl Lee on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/ThatRadioChick

    Hear Still Rockin’ It Podcasts here: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Qbm4HmfAXtd4SqbwqnfnA

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    Cheryl Lee at the mic

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    How much meat do we eat? New figures show 6 countries have hit their peak

    how much meat do we eat? new figures show 6 countries have hit their peak

    how much meat do we eat? new figures show 6 countries have hit their peak  Image: Shutterstock

    Eating meat comes with an enormous environmental footprint, with food systems responsible for an estimated 34% of global emissions. And yet, in most countries, meat consumption is continuing to rise.

    Our new study investigated whether meat consumption increases as income increases. We specifically tested if there’s a point at which improvements in GDP per capita are no longer associated with greater meat consumption. In other words, in a world of increasing GDP, when might meat consumption peak?

    After analysing data for 35 countries, we identified such a tipping point at around US$40,000 (A$57,000) of GDP per capita. Only six of the 35 countries, however, had reached this, with other countries continuing on an increasing trajectory.

    Overall, we found each person worldwide ate, on average, 4.5 kilograms more meat per year in 2019 than in 2000. While we can’t say what’s behind the general choice to eat more meat, our study identifies some insightful trends.

    The problem with meat

    Emissions from meat production are largely due to land clearing, including deforestation, to create more pasture and grow feed for livestock.

    To put it into perspective, human settlements occupy only 1% of the planet’s landmass, while livestock grazing and feed production use 27%. Compare this to 7% used for crop production for direct human consumption, and 26% occupied by forests.

    As a result, a recent UK study found a vegetarian diet produces 59% less emissions than a non-vegetarian one. And interestingly, it found that the average diet for men in the UK had 41% more emissions than that of women, because of their greater intake of meat and other animal-based products.

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    Australia is one of the world’s top meat-eating countries. Jo Anne Mcarthur/Unsplash

    Despite the growing evidence and awareness of the climate impact of our diets, we found the average amount of meat – beef, poultry, pork and sheep – a person ate each year increased from 29.5kg in 2000 to 34kg in 2019.

    Poultry is the most popular option (14.7kg), followed by pork (11.1kg) and beef (6.4kg).

    Poultry on the rise

    Nearly all countries studied (30 of 35) experienced a steady increase in annual per capita poultry consumption between 2000 and 2019. It doubled in 13 countries, with more than 20kg eaten each year in Peru, Russia and Malaysia.

    In addition to the poultry industry’s long-term focus on creating cheap and convenient food, many western consumers are now replacing beef with poultry. One possible reason is because of its smaller environmental footprint: chickens require less land and generate much lower emissions than cattle.

    However, this comes at a price. It exposes the world, including Australia, to new virus outbreaks such as the bird flu, and results in the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals. This could lead to antimicrobial resistance developing, and the loss of antibiotics to treat human bacterial infections.

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    Industrial farming practices can make animals more prone to disease. Shutterstock

    Industrial farming practices have added further pressures, with animals raised in confined spaces where they’re easily exposed to pathogens, viruses and stress, making them more prone to disease.

    We have seen similar impacts in China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork. Our analysis revealed major dietary fluctuations, such as when pork consumption dropped substantially in 2007 after prices increased by over 50%, following outbreaks of swine influenza and SARS outbreaks in humans at the time.

    Which countries have reached peak meat?

    While meat consumption increased around the world on average, taking a closer look at individual countries reveals a more complicated story.

    Of the 35 countries we studied, 26 had a clear correlation between GDP growth and meat consumption levels. For the remaining nine, there was no such a correlation, while six appeared to have reached a meat consumption peak: New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland, Paraguay, Nigeria and Ethiopia. The reasons for this span both sides of the economic wealth spectrum.


    Read more: Yes, we still need to cut down on red and processed meat


    The three western countries may have reduced meat consumption because of conscious preferences for plant-based foods, as the health and environmental benefits become more well known. Most notably, people in New Zealand decreased their average consumption from 86.7kg in 2000 to 75.2kg in 2019.

    For the remaining three countries, reaching the peak probably wasn’t voluntary, but related to economic downturn, weather calamities and virus outbreaks. In Paraguay, for example, an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in 2011 resulted in cattle slaughter.

    Australia continues to be one of the world’s top meat-eating countries, with an annual consumption of 89.6kg per capita in 2019, up from 88.2kg per capita in 2000. Most of this was poultry.



    Outdoor livestock are extremely vulnerable to extreme weather events, such as droughts, heat waves and floods. This is one reason the share of beef in Australia’s meat exports decreased by 15%, due to weather extremes and drought during 2019. Beef consumption in Australia still remains high in relative terms.

    Meat was left out of climate talks

    Meat consumption was largely left out of the debates at the international climate change summit in Glasgow, Scotland, last month. Our study makes it clear this omission is unacceptable.

    The food we eat is a personal choice, but it needs to be an informed personal choice. The climate, environmental and health and welfare implications of our food choices require awareness and role setting not only by climate warriors such as activist Greta Thunberg, but also by policy leaders.


    Read more: No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?


    There were two positive developments at the climate summit: the agreement to put a stop to deforestation (which was joined by Australia) and the collective pledges to reduce the levels of methane (which Australia did not join).

    The relationships between deforestation and livestock, and between methane emissions and livestock, must be made transparent. Otherwise, it will be difficult to expect people to shift their food preferences towards more plant-based meals.

    The change could start with what we put on our plates this holiday season.


    This article is the result of a collaboration between:

    Disclosure statement

    Clare Whitton receives funding from an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, and is a member of the Public Health Association of Australia, and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

    Clive Phillips consults occasionally to PETA and Animals Australia. He has received funding for his research from RSPCA Australia, Voiceless, Open Philanthropy Project, Australian Veterinary Association, Humane Slaughter Association, Humane Society International, Meat and Livestock Australia, the Australian Research Council, and the Australian, NZ, Malaysian and EU governments. He sits on the Voiceless Scientific Committee and several Queensland government committees associated with animal welfare. He is also a director of Humane Society International.

    Diana Bogueva and Dora Marinova do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

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    A Quick Guide To Offering Outplacement Services

    a quick guide to offering outplacement services

    No one wants to be let go, laid off, or downsized from their job. For many people, their career means a lot to them and is something they wanted to do for a long time. For others, it represents a lifeline to supporting their family and living a good life. Unfortunately, when the economy turns sour and businesses begin to struggle, they have to start making difficult decisions about doing layoffs. A layoff can be psychologically troubling for the employee who is laid off. That’s why if they lose any quality organization to offer with a severance package. Outplacement is one of the best things to offer an affected employee. Here is a quick guide to offering outplacement services for affected staff at your business.

    Outplacement Defined

    The term “outplacement” is relatively new, only going back to the early 20th century. But what it means is still as relevant today as it was then. An outplacement service assists a former employee of a company with finding a new job/career. They accomplish this through career coaching, access to special job boards, training, resume prep, salary negotiation, and personalized assistance. It acts as a transitional point for the employee from one job to the other and reduces stress on them as they seek new employment. For the employer, it’s a way to show they care about their staff.

    Reasons To Offer Outplacement

    If you’re wondering why you should offer career outplacement to any affected employees, look no further than it being a Goodwill gesture toward the employees showing them that you still care about them even after they’ve left the organization. Since a good out placement service can actually help an employee land a new rule quickly, you’re essentially setting up your affected staff for positive results. You can also gain quick insight into how well the outplacement services are doing in getting them into a new job through analytics, showing you the value of the service. There are other reasons to offer it as well. Imagine the scenario where you’ve laid off an employee but haven’t taken any care to help them after letting them go. That employee is probably going to be angry and air their grievances on social media sites like facebook, twitter, and glass door. This could have a detrimental effect on your future candidates. It can also significantly damage the morale of existing staff. Existing / remaining staff members might wonder who’s going to be laid off next. This can really damage productivity and general reputation. Finally, there can be legal repercussions in or unemployment claims down the line that outplacement can help prevent.

    Technology and Innovation

    One of the reasons some modern outplacement firms have such high success rates is because they embrace technology rather than eschew it. With the world increasingly turning toward remote work and technology based applications for jobs, it makes sense to tailor career coaching and outplacement services to these options. Teleconferencing or video chats also let candidates receive all the benefits of outplacement without having to leave their homes or travel very far. It’s more convenient for the candidate to find new work while also proving the service is not stuck in the past. Finding innovative and unique approaches to helping candidates is what a good out placement service does, so being able to leverage modern technology is critical for the process to achieve the kind of results/support that recently laid off candidates need to land a new job.

    Candidate Focused

    A good out placement service will always be focused on helping the candidate achieve their goal of finding a new job quickly. Whether it’s through focused career coaching, developing/honing new interview skills, preparing them for how to write cover letters, or personalized searching the service has to focus on the candidates to achieve results. If the service isn’t helping those candidates find new work quickly, they simply won’t find new work. Since the goal of many companies today is to attract and retain high quality talent, using out placement seems like a great way to accomplish that goal.

    Resumes and Career Coaching

    In the world of outplacement, a career coach helps candidates learn new skills, find potential job leads, and coach candidates on how to thrive in a different environment from the one they recently left at an old job. One of their key focus areas is on resumes and CVS. Resumes and CVs are something most people probably don’t think about after landing a position at a company. Keeping a resume updated is important, but tailoring it to the position a candidate wants is even more crucial. That’s especially accurate in a world where automated parsing systems will completely reject a resume if it doesn’t meet certain criteria. To keep up with the modern, remote and tech-focused job World these days a good career coach will need to ensure you know how to tailor your resume to the position you want. Automated software has a tendency to reject otherwise qualified candidates, so you need to make sure that your resume stands out. A career coach will help you polish the resume, trim out the fluff, and ultimately help you secure a better position down the line.

    Fun ways to entertain yourself at home

    fun ways to entertain yourself at home

    Feeling good and having fun in your own home can be very fulfilling, but only if you take the time to make sure you are doing the things you want to do. It can be easy to fall into a rut or settle for the first thing that comes to mind. However, it’s important to shake up your routine from time to time and make sure you’re enjoying what you’re doing. This article aims to highlight several fun activities that you can do at home.

    Learn a skill

    Another great way to spend time at home is to start choosing and perfecting skills that interest you. Indeed, there are various skills that you would like to practice if only you had the time. The best thing you can do to improve these skills is to take the time and start learning. Even a little progress every day is better than waiting for a better opportunity.

    Start playing something interesting 

    fun ways to entertain yourself at home

    A brilliant way to entertain yourself at home is to get involved with online video games. Video games’ combination of visual, auditory, and physical stimulation makes them incredibly engaging to spend time. In addition, great mechanics and an exciting story often make them exceptionally fun as well.

    So whether you’re playing online slots at VegasSlotsOnline, solving puzzles with your friends on games like Portal, or even engaging in medieval warfare in games like Chivalry, the experience is sure to be incredibly fun and able to grab your attention.

    Especially regarding casinos, the best part about online games is that you can play whatever you like, such as poker, roulette, or free slots no download, whenever you want, 24 hours per day, as long as you’re connected to the internet. Also, with the online free slots, you don’t need to bet real money, as is the case with land-based casinos.

    Choose a hobby and go for it

    If gaming isn’t your passion, engaging in a fun hobby might help you spend your free time more consistently than what you enjoy. After all, a hobby is something you can do whenever you have time to devote to it, and the only real reason to engage in a hobby is that you enjoy it.

    One fun hobby that you might enjoy is learning to crochet: This is a fun hobby that requires quite a bit of skill but is still enjoyable to know. Also, learning to crochet your little stuffed animals can be an entertaining thing to do.

    Learn another language

    Becoming multilingual is an ambition of many and something worth doing. The ability to communicate despite a language barrier is beneficial, both in professional and personal life, and is generally an activity that should be strongly encouraged. In addition, the ability to speak more than one language will open up new potential careers for you, such as translation and interpretation.

    Cook and eat your results 

    The fun thing about practicing your cooking and baking skills is that you get to eat your results. But, unfortunately, it’s often difficult to cook something so severely that the dish is inedible.

    Watch whatever you like on TV

    Finally, another brilliant way to entertain yourself while staying home is to kick back, make some popcorn, and set yourself up to watch some of your favorite shows. Taking time to relax and unwind completely is an essential aspect of mental and physical health and the key to controlling stress, which means this is a great way to spend time and a good choice for your mental health.

    Take care of yourself

    Staying home doesn’t mean staying in your pajamas all day. To fight boredom, the first thing to do at home is to dress and prepare yourself as if you were going to face any working day. Feeling neat and groomed is key to not getting down on yourself and letting boredom overcome you.

    With so much time on your hands, you can also devote yourself to your beauty routine more calmly, doing a mask or hair wraps.

    Go gardening

    Those who are lucky enough to have a garden, a terrace, or even a balcony can finally dedicate themselves to gardening. Being in contact with nature can only do you good and chase away evil thoughts. Think about how nice it will be to cook a good pesto with your basil!

    Conclusion

    There are many hobbies to do around the house when you’re bored; you only need to resort to creativity and goodwill!