Sun and surf primed as New South Wales coast prepares for Canberra onslaught

November 22, 2014 – 11:30PM

Ben Westcott

Reporter at The Canberra Times

Back again: Rebekah Matthews and her four-year-old daughter Maddy Matthews-James at Batehaven Beach in NSW

Back again: Rebekah Matthews and her four-year-old daughter Maddy Matthews-James at Batehaven Beach in NSW Photo: Matthew Bedford

The surf boards are waxed and the chips are in the fryer, as Canberrans’ eyes turn once again to the sandy beaches and clear skies of the NSW south coast.

Rebekah Matthews and her two children, Casey, 4, and Maddy, 2, came all the way from England to enjoy the beaches at Batemans Bay, where she grew up years ago.

“They’re stunning, all down the coast they have really nice ones. Surf Beach is nice for the kids as well as Broulee. [Plus] they have lots of things for kids, even play equipment, which they didn’t have when I was young,” Ms Matthews said.

Casey Matthews-James, 4, of Buckhurst Hill, England enjoys a beautiful day at the beach in Batemans Bay.

Casey Matthews-James, 4, of Buckhurst Hill, England enjoys a beautiful day at the beach in Batemans Bay. Photo: Matt Bedford

More than 100,000 Canberrans, or close to a third of the population of the ACT, will make the annual pilgrimage down the Kings Highway this holiday season, as the bush capital reverts once again to a Christmas ghost town.

A spokeswoman for Eurobodalla Shire Council, which takes in Batemans Bay, said Canberrans represented the third largest source of visitors to the south coast, behind Sydney and regional NSW.

She said of the average 662,000 visitors to the shire every year, an estimated 28 per cent were from the ACT or 185,000 people.

Maddy, 2, and Casey Matthews-James, 4, of Buckhurst Hill England enjoy a beautiful day at the beach in Batemans Bay.

Maddy, 2, and Casey Matthews-James, 4, of Buckhurst Hill England enjoy a beautiful day at the beach in Batemans Bay. Photo: Matt Bedford

“Canberra has always been an extremely important market for Eurobodalla and the major towns of Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma and all the small villages in between,” she said.

“We should also note that many Canberrans own a holiday house or stay with friends and relatives. These visitors are not easily captured in the statistics but none they less represent an enormous financial injection into the local economy.”

Berny’s Fish and Chips at Batehaven owner Sharryn Connell said the summer was their busiest time of the year, seeing visitors from Melbourne and Sydney as well as Canberra.

She said they put on up to seven extra staff to feed masses of beach goers coming through their doors in December and January.

“They’ve always said the population triples in Batemans Bay triples when the holidays are on,” she said, laughing.

“We have our regular Canberra people who also come down all through the year as well, a lot of them have holidays homes here. They’re sort of like transient locals to us.”

Mrs Connell said during the summer months her business turned out hundreds of orders of seafood, including homemade prawn cutlets, garlic prawns, potato cakes and homemade chips.

However, she said people could get a bit impatient when they were on holiday. “They have to remember it’s a small town. You feel a lot of pressure during the holidays,” she said.

Clyde View Holiday Park owner Carol Carver, who has been catering for the Batemans Bay holiday rush for more than 25 years, said she expected almost 100 per cent occupancy over summer.

She said people usually started to come to the coast at the beginning of December and it didn’t taper off till the middle of January.

“I think it’s been on a steady decrease over the past few years but certainly this year is looking to be a lot better,” she said.

“We welcome the Canberra people, absolutely, and we’re the first place you come to on the coast – when you get to  the bottom of the Clyde, there’s Batemans Bay.”

Batemans Bay Mini Golf managers Debbie Longworth and Gavin Heran said dozens of families would play through their course every day during summer.

Ms Longworth said they had been out painting and preparing the course for the rush in December and January.

“If it wasn’t for Canberra visitors it would be very quiet here. We originally asked people when we opened where they had heard about us and they usually just said, ‘We’re from Canberra’,” she said.

Source : The Canberra Times

Sabrina Sato deixa viagem ao Japão para o ano que vem

Sabrina Sato viaja para os Estados Unidos em dezembro

Sabrina Sato viaja para os Estados Unidos em dezembro

Depois de viajar por várias cidades brasileiras a serviço do seu programa na Record, Sabrina Sato vai fechar o roteiro com uma gravação nos Estados Unidos, em dezembro.

O material captado será transformado em especial.

Por outro lado, a tão comentada viagem da Sabrina para o Japão ficou para 2015. Não teve como fazer agora.

Ela planeja ficar duas semanas por lá e ainda encontrar tempo para uma passadinha na Europa.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Milagres de Jesus ganha prêmio na Argentina

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A minissérie “Milagres de Jesus” ganhou o prêmio do Festival y Mercado de Televisión Internacional, na categoria Melhor Produção de 2014, realizado em Buenos Aires.

É a segunda vez que o prêmio é entregue à Record na categoria. Em 2012, foi “Rei Davi”. Cerca de 160 atores estiveram envolvidos no projeto, que contou com a direção de João Camargo.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Perda de memória: foi a segunda vez da Nathalia Dill

Nathalia Dill é Laura em "Alto Astral"

Nathalia Dill está se especializando em personagens que perdem a memória.

Em “Joia Rara”, da Thelma Guedes e Duca Rachid, a personagem dela, Silvia, vilã no começo e mocinha no final, teve o mesmo problema que a protagonista Laura de “Alto Astral”.

Ela já sabe como fazer direitinho. Especialista.

 

Flávio Ricco com  colaboração de José Carlos Nery

“Alto Astral” ganha chef de cozinha do outro mundo

Jorge Fernando, diretor de núcleo da novela das sete, "Alto Astral", vai escolher ator para viver chef de outro mundo na trama

Jorge Fernando, diretor de núcleo da novela das sete, “Alto Astral”, vai escolher ator para viver chef de outro mundo na trama

A figura do chef de cozinha parece que chegou para ‘fritar’, ops, ficar nos programas e também nas novelas da nossa TV. Já temos vários deles espalhados por aí e o movimento nesse sentido, ao que tudo indica, só tende a aumentar.

É o caso por exemplo de “Alto Astral”, produção das 19h da Globo, que bem ao seu estilo já se prepara para movimentar um pessoal de avental.

Por “seu estilo” entenda-se a chegada de um “fantasma chef”, em mais uma sacada do autor Daniel Ortiz para sua comédia romântica.

Já na próxima semana o diretor Jorge Fernando deverá  definir, através de testes, a escolha de um ator na faixa de 30 ou 35 anos para fazer esse personagem de outro mundo.

O escolhido vai se incorporar em uma pessoa que já está na história, mas que o público ainda não sabe que é médium. Diversos nomes estão sendo estudados para fazer o papel, mas admite-se uma grande dificuldade em se chegar ao artista ideal, porque já tem ator reservado para novelas que ainda nem existem. Drama.

Por outro lado, a produção de “Alto Astral” continua bastante adiantada. A equipe já está gravando os capítulos que serão exibidos na semana do Natal.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Melbourne Victory game leaves a child and a woman burned

November 22, 2014 – 3:19PM

Deborah Gough and Goya Dmytryshchak

Feeling the heat: Melbourne Victory fans let off flares at Friday nights A-League match against Brisbane Roar.

Feeling the heat: Melbourne Victory fans let off flares at Friday nights A-League match against Brisbane Roar.Photo: Getty Images

A woman and a child received burns after flares were set off at the Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar game on Friday night.

The woman aged in her 20s and boy, aged 12, are not related but both received burns after five flares were set off at the A-League soccer match held at Etihad Stadium.

Two teenage boys from Melbourne’s northern suburbs have been arrested and are assisting police.

North West Metro Commander Rick Nugent said it was highly dangerous and illegal to let off flares, yet the criminal activity continued to increase.

He said last season there were eight incidents where flares were let off but since this season began, on October 10, 38 flares had been let off and 200 chairs broken.

“Flares are extremely dangerous,” Commander Nugent said.

“They can burn at more than 1000 degrees Celsius and are not designed to be released in highly populated areas. As we saw last night, people can get and will get injured if this behaviour continues.”

Commander Nugent said police would not tolerate flares at sporting events. This season, 30 people have been arrested at Victorian A-League soccer matches.

“Irresponsible violence and criminal damage should not be infiltrating sport in Victoria,” he said.

“… We will take them before the courts, generally speaking, the offenders, as this will enable us to get a ban from the court to attend any A-League game for up to five years.

“This year, I suspect part of it is that we have young people joining the active supporter areas that are being led astray by some older, more experienced people and are now embarking upon this sort of conduct.

“It is just critical that if you are a true supporter of your club and a true supporter of this code, do not bring flares to A-league games. They are far too dangerous.”

Police believe young people are acquiring the flares from boats.

“We don’t believe, on our intelligence, that the flares are actually being purchased by kids at places of disposal,” Commander Nugent said.

“We are of the view that these flares are often collected from the boats of parents and friends and they’re brought along to the game.”

He said police were working with the Football Federation Australia, the stadiums, the clubs and security to improve safety for fans but more was needed.

“There were approximately 22,000 people in attendance last night and while we know that the majority of people are well-behaved, there are a certain group of individuals within the active supportive groups who go to matches with an alternative motive.

“The troublemakers are not there to watch the match; they attend to engage in criminal activity and anti-social behaviour,” he said.

Anyone with information regarding last night’s incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic.com.au

 

Source : The Canberra Times