Brisbane has had its coldest morning since August last year.Brisbane residents have shivered through the coldest morning since August last year, with the temperature dropping to 5.3 degrees at the Brisbane Airport.
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The CBD’s low of 6.8 degrees was also the coldest it had felt since August 23.

However Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino said It was far more chilly in Queensland’s southwest, with temperatures of -5.4 degrees recorded in Warwick on Friday morning.

It was -2 at Amberley, -0.3 at Gatton and -0.4 at Beaudesert.

“We had a high pressure system moving over southeast Queensland overnight, so that high pressure system brought clear skies and light winds which you need to have a cold night,” Mr Domensino said.

While some might be complaining about the cold nights, Mr Domensino said the high pressure system was blocking weather systems in southern Australia reaching southeast Queensland.

“The high pressure system moving over Queensland and northern New South Wales has brought cold mornings, whereas further south it’s resulting in colder days,” he said.

Melbourne was this week hit with freezing temperatures, strong winds and a storm that damaged part of the CBD.

As Queensland’s cold weather sets in, St Vincent de Paul Society has called on the community to spare some change for its annual winter appeal.

“Across the state we are getting more calls from people who are struggling to get their budgets to stretch to cover rent, food, utilities and transport for jobs,” Vinnies Queensland president Annette Baker said.

“A donation could help a family to have dinner tonight, an elderly person to have their prescription filled or a warm school uniform for a child.”

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Magdelize Van Eeden, Josie Lynch, Kelly Price, Renae Grech, Celine Langlands and Jessica Napoli sleep rough for a cause. Photo contributed.Last Friday night 16 brave young people slept rough to make a difference in our world in the process raising more than $4,000 and opening their eyes to the social challenges others in our community face.
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Students from St Raphael’s Catholic school volunteered to spend the night exposed to the elements as they participated in the NSW Vinnies School Sleepout.

The NSW Vinnies School Sleepouts provide a unique insight into the complex issues that people experiencing homelessness face and provides a physical outlook on the issues of being a homeless person.

The program helps raise important funds for Vinnies’ homeless services and also helps raise awareness to the issue of homelessness.

It also helps not only the poor and homeless in NSW, but encourages students to connect with their community and understand what is happening around them.

It also challenges schools and communities to make a difference to those experiencing homelessness in local areas.

The NSW Vinnies School sleepout program brings up the idea of social justice in Australia and this challenges students and people in the community to understand what it is like to be one of the less fortunate in our community.

It also helps open the eyes of the next generation, who will inherit the ever growing problem of homelessness, of what is really going on and the evident problem there is and this will help students break the stereotypical idea of a homeless person and really understand what it is like to live in an unsafe and uncertain world.

Being involved in the event had three dimensions. Firstly, to become more aware of the issues of homelessness in Australia and raise awareness of the problem.

Secondly, to raise money to support the great work of St Vincent de Paul, and lastly to sleep rough in an effort to gain some experience of what homeless people face.

The “sleepout” was supported by our local St Vincent de Paul, who pointed out to the students that homelessness is a problem in Cowra.

They were impressed and grateful to the young people for their participation and stressed Cowra Vinnies will be well supported by money raised.

The students were joined in their efforts by eight teachers who saw this as a valuable cause and wanted to show their support.

All involved saw the “Vinnies School Sleepout” as a great opportunity to get a reality check about how lucky we are and to do something positive to change the situation around homelessness in Australia.

Thanks to the support of a very generous community the group have raised over $4000 and are still going.

They will continue fundraising for the next few weeks.

Your help would be so appreciated.

– Peta Bischof, St Raphael’s Catholic School

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SCHOOL holidays are nigh and some parents might be thinking up plans for their little darlings over the next week.
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There are still spots open for ages 12 to 17 in the IFYSS hip-hop workshop with local dance talent Jay Tickle next week.

The program runs in the afternoon, Monday through Friday. Admission is free, but students must register with IFYSS at 92 Otho Street or phone 6722 4351. They will receive all the details when booking.

The Inverell Public Library has an activity for young gardeners. Thursday, July 3 is Green Thumb Gardening. Children ages six to 12 will make newspaper seedling pots for winter veggies. Time is 3.30-4.30pm and the cost is $2.50 per child or $6 for a family.

Bookings are essential, so please stop in or phone 6728 8130 and reserve a spot.

Inverell’s Art Gallery is hosting two batik workshops for children ages eight to 14. The first on Wednesday, July 2 is titled ‘The Sea’ and the second on Thursday, July 3 is all about ‘The Bush’.

Participants can create a batik design in these themes, or exercise their imagination and create designs of their own. The workshops runs from 10am to 1pm.

Entry is $12 for each class which includes materials. The gallery asks children bring their morning tea and an apron or protective shirt, wear covered footwear and old clothes!

Bookings are essential, so please phone the gallery on 6722 4983, email [email protected]南京夜网.au or stop in at 5 Evans Street.

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WIND: Port Augusta can expect some strong winds this morning.
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The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe weather warning today for damaging winds for most parts of the state.

The warning, issued at 6.30am, advises that people living in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the West Coast and Flinders districts may be affected.

A large and deep low pressure system will track south of the state during today.

An associated strong front is expected to affect Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island this morning, the Adelaide area and South East coast during the afternoon and the eastern border this evening.

Local heavy showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front with further showers to follow.

Strong northwesterly winds may become locally damaging with gusts of 90-100km/h over parts of southern Eyre and Yorke peninsulas, Kangaroo Island and the southern Mount Lofty Ranges from early today. Winds are likely to reach gale force, averaging 50-70km/h in elevated areas and on the eastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Damaging northwest to westerly winds with gusts in excess of 90km/h are then expected to spread eastwards across the warning area today, affecting the Adelaide area during the afternoon and eastern districts this evening.

The damaging winds are most likely to occur near the front and with showers or Up-to-date warnings and further information on the expected weather can be found on the BOM website www.bom.gov.au

During severe weather, the State Emergency Service advises the following precautions:

– ensure loose items such as outdoor furniture, garden tools and children’s play equipment (such as trampolines and cubby houses) are put away or secured

– park vehicles undercover and well away from trees

– stay indoors and away from windows and skylights when weather conditions are severe

– stay away from fallen powerlines. Always assume fallen powerlines are live – they should be reported to SA Power Networks on 13 13 66

– never walk, ride or drive through floodwaters

– shelter and secure pets and other animals, and

– check weather forecasts regularly and listen to local radio for updates.thunderstorms.

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LVFL – ROUND 11 PREVIEW

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April 16th, 2019

Pyramid Hill’s Troy Parker.YCW V MARONG – 2.15pm Saturday at Backhaus Oval.
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Last time: Round 2, 2014: Marong 24.11 (155) d YCW 10.15 (75).

Since 1995: YCW 25; Marong 13.

YCW – hard to know what to make of the Eagles this season.

They’ve only won two games, yet they have been good enough to lead top-three sides Bridgewater and Pyramid Hill at three quarter-time.

Clearly, their best is good enough to trouble the top sides, but haven’t seen it enough this season and that’s why finals are again off the agenda.

MARONG – coach Corey Gregg has laid the challenge down to his midfield the past two weeks to lift its work-rate and he has got the response he was after.

Craig Morris continues to set the tone in the middle for the Panthers.

The recruit has been their best player in four of their past six games – the epitome of consistency.

INGLEWOOD V CALIVIL UNITED – 2.15pm Saturday at Inglewood.

Last time: Round 2, 2014: Calivil United 10.9 (69) d Inglewood 7.10 (52).

Since 1995: Calivil United 33; Inglewood 6.

INGLEWOOD – if the Blues don’t beat Calivil United on Saturday, they could be headed for a winless season.

The Blues – who haven’t won a game since round four, last season – are playing on their home turf against a fellow battling side in the Demons.

Expect coach Isaac Douthie to have his side up and about for this winnable game.

CALIVIL UNITED – 100-point hidings are not normally associated with the Demons.

For the best part of 20 years they have been dishing them out, but the Demons have lost three of their past five games by at least 106 points heading into Saturday against the Blues, who they haven’t been beaten by since 2002. That 12-year streak has to be under some threat.

MITIAMO V PYRAMID HILL – 2.15pm Saturday at Mitiamo.

Last time: Round 2, 2014: Pyramid Hill 17.8 (110) d Mitiamo 14.9 (93).

Since 1995: Mitiamo 24; Pyramid Hill 16.

MITIAMO – finally got their season going with back-to-back wins over Inglewood and YCW before having the bye last week.

The Superoos now take on Pyramid Hill and should be confident of an upset at home.

They are finishing games much better now compared to round two when they were over-run by the Bulldogs after leading at three quarter-time.

PYRAMID HILL – maintained their position in the top three last week, but not before surviving a scare from YCW.

The Bulldogs aren’t playing anywhere near their best at the moment, but they are 7-2 and still have plenty of room for improvement.

Former coach Leigh Davies has been in ripping form down back the past month.

NEWBRIDGE V BL-SERPENTINE – 2.15pm Saturday at Newbridge.

Last time: Round 2, 2014: Newbridge 15.7 (97) d BL-Serpentine 12.4 (76).

Since 1995: BL-Serpentine 22; Newbridge 20.

NEWBRIDGE – good response by the Maroons to their second loss of the season last week, belting Calivil United by 106 points.

The victory keeps the Maroons sitting nicely in second position on the ladder.

The Maroons have been one of the best starting sides in the LVFL this season, outscoring their opposition 235-126 in their nine first quarters.

BL-SERPENTINE – plenty of work to do now for last year’s grand finalists if they are to challenge for the top three and the double chance.

Were the first team to kick more than 10 goals this season against Bridgewater last week, but the 59-point loss left them two games outside the top three.

Must-win game on Saturday.

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