TOPICS: Count on a Taree gal


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Premier of NSW Barry O’Farrell tours NCIG Coal terminal at Kooragang Island Newcastle This male kelpie cross cattle dog is up for adoption.
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Kurri Kurri Bulldogs supporters’ sign

PREMIER Barry O’Farrell is a diehard Wests Tigers supporter but his wife Rosemary and oldest son Tom, 19, are passionate Newcastle Knights fans, hoping the Hunter’s finest and fittest can knock off the Melbourne Storm this evening.

At a ceremony at the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group’s Kooragang Island coal-loader yesterday, the premier said his wife had “asked me to back the Melbourne Storm, because she thinks I’m pretty good at backing losers”.

“So I’m happy to do whatever it takes to make sure the Knights win the premiership this year,” the premier said.

After a tour of the coal-loader in a bus painted in Knights livery, Barry told a Topics operative that he and son Tom had visited the Knights’ change rooms after last weekend’s win over Canterbury.

He said Rosemary was “a Taree girl”, giving her an added affinity with Danny Buderus and Jarrod Mullen, who both hail from that part of the world.

Topics is also wondering whether Newcastle Liberal MP Tim Owen will receive a visit from the political correctness thought police after his opening remarks at the NCIG function.

Called to the microphone to give a vote of thanks for the premier’s attendance, the former RAAF flyboy began by saying: “I always seem to go last at these things, and I say to people it’s like being Elizabeth Taylor’s seventh husband. You know what to do but you don’t know how you’re going to make it interesting.”

Amid much laughter, he got away with it. Just.

Word according to Ben

THE Real NRL grand final is at Newcastle’s No. 1 Sportsground tomorrow, and what the supporters lack in spelling (see pictured) they make up for in passion.

Topics would like to take a moment to praise the name “Real NRL”. It’s clever, tongue-in-cheek and importantly in this age of Google, avoids confusion with that other NRL.

But do you know the story behind the name? It was coined in 1997 by a 22-year-old Newcastle Herald reporter named Ben Drzyzga. He’s now a senior sports and features sub, and his name is pronounced “Driz-kah”.

“At the time, there was a bit of a kerfuffle,” Drzyzga told Topics.

“The Newcastle Rugby League was blowing up that the newly formed National Rugby League had taken ‘NRL’.”

The solution, like all the best ones, was simple. NRL? This is the Real NRL, he decided. It became part of the Herald’s house style, and has stuck ever since.

For those in the know

“Oh, Topics,” you’re probably saying.

“You forgot all about International Talk Like a Pirate Day.”

That’s where you’re wrong, dear reader.

While your friends were “Yaar”-ing and “Ahoy”-ing on Thursday, we were waiting for International be Talkin’ Like a Pirate Day for Down Undaaaaarrrr. Which is today.

Seriously – all that pirate talk people were doing on Thursday? Illegal. They could’ve been hauled before the courts without a leg to stand on, wooden, legal or otherwise.

According to an organisation called Ye Auld Australian Rum Riddled Rapscallions (YAARRR for short), today’s the day. Savvy?

Celtic dog, perchance?

WHEN was the last time your dog felt special?

This could be just the thing for you and your best friend: the Celtic Dog Dress-up Parade.

The parade is part of today’s Clans on the Coast Celtic Festival at Nelson Bay, and we can say with complete confidence that we’ve never come across anything like it.

The parading pooches, which “must be sociable to other dogs and humans” to enter, will vie for the titles of Best Owner-Dog Lookalike, Cutest and Most Celtic.

We’re not quite sure how a dog can be Celtic, but police should be ready for clashes if a rival parade of Orangemen dogs decides to march as well.

You can find out more about this event at the website clansonthecoast南京夜网.


Premier of NSW Barry O’Farrell tours NCIG Coal terminal at Kooragang Island Newcastle This male kelpie cross cattle dog is up for adoption.
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Kurri Kurri Bulldogs supporters’ sign

PREMIER Barry O’Farrell is a diehard Wests Tigers supporter but his wife Rosemary and oldest son Tom, 19, are passionate Newcastle Knights fans, hoping the Hunter’s finest and fittest can knock off the Melbourne Storm this evening.

At a ceremony at the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group’s Kooragang Island coal-loader yesterday, the premier said his wife had “asked me to back the Melbourne Storm, because she thinks I’m pretty good at backing losers”.

“So I’m happy to do whatever it takes to make sure the Knights win the premiership this year,” the premier said.

After a tour of the coal-loader in a bus painted in Knights livery, Barry told a Topics operative that he and son Tom had visited the Knights’ change rooms after last weekend’s win over Canterbury.

He said Rosemary was “a Taree girl”, giving her an added affinity with Danny Buderus and Jarrod Mullen, who both hail from that part of the world.

Topics is also wondering whether Newcastle Liberal MP Tim Owen will receive a visit from the political correctness thought police after his opening remarks at the NCIG function.

Called to the microphone to give a vote of thanks for the premier’s attendance, the former RAAF flyboy began by saying: “I always seem to go last at these things, and I say to people it’s like being Elizabeth Taylor’s seventh husband. You know what to do but you don’t know how you’re going to make it interesting.”

Amid much laughter, he got away with it. Just.

Word according to Ben

THE Real NRL grand final is at Newcastle’s No. 1 Sportsground tomorrow, and what the supporters lack in spelling (see pictured) they make up for in passion.

Topics would like to take a moment to praise the name “Real NRL”. It’s clever, tongue-in-cheek and importantly in this age of Google, avoids confusion with that other NRL.

But do you know the story behind the name? It was coined in 1997 by a 22-year-old Newcastle Herald reporter named Ben Drzyzga. He’s now a senior sports and features sub, and his name is pronounced “Driz-kah”.

“At the time, there was a bit of a kerfuffle,” Drzyzga told Topics.

“The Newcastle Rugby League was blowing up that the newly formed National Rugby League had taken ‘NRL’.”

The solution, like all the best ones, was simple. NRL? This is the Real NRL, he decided. It became part of the Herald’s house style, and has stuck ever since.

For those in the know

“Oh, Topics,” you’re probably saying.

“You forgot all about International Talk Like a Pirate Day.”

That’s where you’re wrong, dear reader.

While your friends were “Yaar”-ing and “Ahoy”-ing on Thursday, we were waiting for International be Talkin’ Like a Pirate Day for Down Undaaaaarrrr. Which is today.

Seriously – all that pirate talk people were doing on Thursday? Illegal. They could’ve been hauled before the courts without a leg to stand on, wooden, legal or otherwise.

According to an organisation called Ye Auld Australian Rum Riddled Rapscallions (YAARRR for short), today’s the day. Savvy?

Celtic dog, perchance?

WHEN was the last time your dog felt special?

This could be just the thing for you and your best friend: the Celtic Dog Dress-up Parade.

The parade is part of today’s Clans on the Coast Celtic Festival at Nelson Bay, and we can say with complete confidence that we’ve never come across anything like it.

The parading pooches, which “must be sociable to other dogs and humans” to enter, will vie for the titles of Best Owner-Dog Lookalike, Cutest and Most Celtic.

We’re not quite sure how a dog can be Celtic, but police should be ready for clashes if a rival parade of Orangemen dogs decides to march as well.

You can find out more about this event at the website clansonthecoast苏州美甲美睫培训.