Mum’s final act saves toddler son in fatal escalator accident

Written by admin on 05/07/2019 Categories: 南京夜网

The mother and son approaching the end of the escalator, where they are greeted by workers. Photo: SuppliedA woman saved her young son but lost her own life after the platform at the top of an escalator collapsed and she fell into the machine’s mechanism.
Nanjing Night Net

Horrifying surveillance footage of the incident showed the woman going up the escalator, holding the boy, at theAnliang Department Store in Jingzhou, China, on Sunday.

The woman, named as 30-year-old Xiang Liujuan, stepped off the top of the escalator onto a metal plate, which collapsed under her. Still holding her two-year-old son, she pushed him onto the solid floor ahead of her.

A worker briefly managed to grab the woman’s hand, but she is quickly dragged down out of sight as worker’s hurried her son away.

As the floor at the end of the escalator gives way, the mother pushes her son to safety. Photo: Supplied

Rescuers told local newspaperWuhan Evening Newsthat the victim was sucked into the machineryof the escalator below floor level. Firefightershad to cut up the treads to pull her body out, which took nearly four hours.

The woman’s husband was lower on the escalator, following his wife and son, as the event unfolded. He said that all had appeared normal when they first stepped on the escalator.

An uncle from the family told a local news site that the family had been warned about the malfunction while alreadyon their way up.”When they were halfway from the sixth floor to the seventh floor, two assistants at the top of the escalator started to tell them that the footplate of the escalator is broken,”the uncle said.

An unnamed source said workmen had forgotten to secure the metal panel with screws after carrying out recent maintenance work.

A worker looks at the hole moments after the mother disappeared. Photo: Supplied

It is the latest death involving escalators to have taken place in China in recent years,The Independentsaid.

In 2012, a young boy died after getting stuck in an escalator in a Beijing store.

The previous year, a boy was killed and several people injured after an escalator in an underground station in Beijing suddenly reversed direction.

Stuff.co.nzwith staff writers

Comments Off on Mum’s final act saves toddler son in fatal escalator accident

Gold for tinned milk

Written by admin on  Categories: 南京夜网

DEMOLITION: The prospective site for the new Camperdown Dairy International factory was cleared earlier this year. Picture: Angela Marshall.
Nanjing Night Net

MORE farms are set to be purchased by Camperdown Dairy International as the fledgling processor builds on a successful Chinese deal.

Camperdown Dairy International signed a $9 billiondeal last week to supply infant formula to China over the coming decade, accelerating plans to establish a new processing site on the site of the town’s old Bonlac factory.

Great Wall Capital Trading director Damien Weis helped secure the Chinese deal for Camperdown Dairy.

The Hong Kong-based businessman said Camperdown’s “verticallyintegrated” model, meaning the company had control over all aspects of production, appealed to Chinese consumers.

Importation of infant formula into China has grown at an astonishing rate since the 2008 melamine scare when Chinese made powdered milk killed six children and hospitalised thousands.

“Camperdown has a great story in that the consumer knows the company has control from the farm to the packaging and everything in between,” Mr Weis said. “That vertically integrated model is very attractive.

“Brand name trust is so important and consumers are willing to pay a premium for it.”

The Camperdown Dairy deal is set to­triple Australia’s existing exports of infant formula from five million 900 gram tins to 15 million tins in the coming years.

The company owned by miningentrepreneur Bill McDonald has already purchased a massive dairy farm in the Mount Gambier region and is set to expand its landholdings in the coming months.

Apart from the Camperdown factory, the company also owns anoperational milk powder plant and cannery in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs.

“Having ownership of the production process has allowed Camperdown to set up a tracking service,” Mr Weis said.

“With the swipe of a smartphone, the customer can find out the details on every step of the process back to when the cows were milked.”

Mr Weis said the way Chinese families purchase infant formula was quite different to Australia assupermarkets played a smaller role.

“The breakdown of sales in China is roughly 30 per cent purchased online, 30 per cent in supermarkets and the remaining 40 per cent is fragmented into different sorts of retailers, for instance, mother-and-baby-shops,” he said.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments Off on Gold for tinned milk

What’s On

Written by admin on  Categories: 南京夜网

Ledger is a male, American Staffordshire Terrier cross who is about two years old. He is available for $350 to cover the costs associated with registration, vaccination, desexing, heartworm and worming treatments. Details: Renbury Farm on 9606 6118 or visit 梧桐夜网renbury南京夜网419论坛.
Nanjing Night Net

This week

■Friday, July 31: Camden Antiques and Collectables Fair, 6pm-8pm, Camden Civic Centre. Also Saturday, August 1, 10am-5pm and Sunday, August 2, 10am-4pm. Details: 4655 8681 or camdenciviccentre南京夜网419论坛.

■Saturday, August 1: Camden Country Quilters Guild Exhibition, 9.30am-4pm, AH and I Hall, Argyle Street, Camden. Cost $6. Also Sunday, August 2. Details: Lesley, 0400 631 314.

■Saturday, August 1: Cobbitty Village Markets, 8am-1pm, Cobbitty school grounds. 100 stalls with arts, craft, produce, plants and more, musical entertainment, hot food, and kids activities. Details: 0438 512 728 or 梧桐夜网cobbittymarkets南京夜网419论坛.

■Sunday, August 2: St Thomas More Fete, 9am-4pm, with rides, food, entertainment, kids activities and a used car giveaway from Wakeling Automotive. Details: [email protected]南京夜网.

■Sunday, August 2: Raby Spiritualist Church healing day, 2.30pm, Scouts Hall, Sunderland Drive, Raby. Details: 0479 095 203.

■Monday, August 3: Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society open day at Glenalvon House, 10am-1pm. Details: 4625 1822.

■Monday, August 3: Campbelltown Group of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW meeting, 10am-2pm, Campbelltown Arts Centre. Details: 4634 1394.

■Monday, August 3: First meeting of a new support group for people diagnosed with bowel cancer, Wests Leagues Club, 7pm. Guest speakers on diet and exercise, meditation and relaxation. Details: Bobbie, 0477 741 569 or [email protected]论坛.

■Tuesday, August 4: The Quota Club of Campbelltown dinner raising funds for the Disabled Horse Riders, 6.30pm for 7pm, Campbelltown RSL Club. Guest speaker Paralympic gold medal winner Julie Higgins. RSVP by Wednesday, July 29. Details, RSVP: Barbara, 4604 2126.

■Tuesday, August 4: Picton VIEW Club lunch meeting, 11am, Picton Bowling Club. Fiftieth anniversary celebration, gold and white theme. Bookings essential, new members welcome. Details: Helen, 4677 3036.

For your diary

■Wednesday, August 5: Campbelltown Evening VIEW Club meeting, 7.30pm, Campbelltown Catholic Club. Guest speaker Tony Asquith on orchid growing. Details: Rhonda, 4625 9772.

■Thursday, August 6: Illawarra Machine Knitters fashion paraide, 10.30am, Camden Uniting Church Hall, John Street, Camden. Cost $10 including light lunch. Details: 4655 7838.

■Saturday, August 8: Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society open day at Glenalvon House, 10am-1pm. Details: 4625 1822.

■Sunday, August 9: Waminda Markets and Soldiers Settlement Museum open day, 9am-2pm, Campbelltown East Public School. Stalls $10. Details: Kerrie, 4626 2022, or Gillian, 0407 996 620.

■Saturday, August 15: Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society Ivor G Thomas lecture, 1.30pm, St David’s Church Hall. Guest speeches on Fred Sheather, Harley Daley, Percy Marlow, Arch Walker, Gordon Fetterplace, and Kath Whitten. Details: 4625 1822.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments Off on What’s On

Quacks in chimney promptpeeking duck rescue

Written by admin on  Categories: 南京夜网

Donna Smith next to the patched-up hole where the ducks were found and eventually rescued. Inset: The moment the ducks finally came out of the disused chimney Picture: Jonathan CarrollAT first, the noise might have been a rat or small bird which had somehow found its way into a part of the house that Donna Smith and her family could not.
Nanjing Night Net

Within two days, the noise got louder and a possum was being blamed.

But with perseverance and the help of the Cessnock Volunteer Rescue Association, Mrs Smith and her family have saved a pair of wood ducks which spent three sooty days inside a disused chimney.

‘‘If a duck could show expressions then these ones showed sheer relief when they finally got out,’’ Mrs Smith said. ‘‘You should have seen their eyes.’’

Mrs Smith first heard the bizarre noise in her Cessnock home last week. By Sunday morning, and after a sleepless night, the rescue association members were called but could not find anything.

It was not until Sunday afternoon that the Smiths could home in on a disused chimney and called the volunteers again.

When lassos from the roof did not work, the Smiths said there was no choice but to cut through the wall.

‘‘When they first said we had ducks in the wall I just felt sick, I have always loved ducks and they turn up at our place every year,’’ Mrs Smith said. ‘‘I was just ecstatic they could get them out.

‘‘They are great guys, those rescue boys, they could not have done any more.’’

Covered in soot and distressed, the female ducks were taken away by the rescue volunteers and released in a large pond at Cessnock.

The Smiths still have a hole in the wall.

‘‘We just need to get that chimney blocked off, we can’t have this happen again,’’ Mrs Smith said.

The Herald, Newcastle

Comments Off on Quacks in chimney promptpeeking duck rescue

Mr Pinup takes home title

Written by admin on  Categories: 南京夜网

Pinup: Steve Bernhard as Mr Phoenix Divine in a photo from the state shoots. Picture: Boogie Bop Dames Pinup: Steve Bernhard as Mr Phoenix Divine in a photo from the state shoots. Picture: Boogie Bop Dames
Nanjing Night Net

After entertaining audiences around the country with the Miss Pinup Australia competition, Steve Bernhard has finally finished — as a winner.

The Narellan Vale competitor in the Mr Pinup category walked away with the crown after Sunday’s national grand final event in Melbourne, and he couldn’t be prouder of his achievements.

‘‘It was awesome,’’ he told the Advertiser.

‘‘I did everything that I needed to in the competition, and more, performing in all the state heats.

‘‘It was a lot more fun in the grand final.’’

Mr Bernhard, who competes as Mr Phoenix Divine, entertained the Victorian crowd with a humorous routine that had them ‘‘crying with laughter’’.

He said he was far less nervous in the national final than he had been in the heats, and has noticed his self-growth throughout the year.

‘‘To be honest, the highlight for me is actually that I’ve found I do love myself, I like myself, which is something that I couldn’t say before,’’ he said.

‘‘I have a lot more self-respect — it’s phenomenal, [the Miss Pinup competition] is a journey of self-growth.’’

Fellow Macarthur local Danielle Mumford, who competes as Miss Rouge Pearl, was named the first runner-up as the overall Miss Pinup Australia for 2015, and will, like Mr Bernhard, continue to be involved with the competition for the next year and beyond.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments Off on Mr Pinup takes home title

Health-related industries could be attracted, mayor says

Written by admin on  Categories: 南京夜网

An artist impression of what a business park may look like from Blaxland HillA proposal for a 60-hectare business park along Narellan Road, Campbelltown, may be in its infancy but early indications are positive.
Nanjing Night Net

An application for stage one of the business park — which includes only land on the Maryfields site owned by the Franciscan Friars — has received initial support from Campbelltown Council and will now proceed to public exhibition.

No application has been received for any other stages of the precinct — earmarked to be located on University of Western Sydney, TAFE and council owned land — although Wayne Camenzuli, managing director of Capital Syndications, the applicant, said discussions with landowners had been positive.

Capital Syndications is acting on behalf of the Franciscan Friars.

“We spoke to UWS and TAFE and shared with them what we were doing,” Mr Camenzuli said.

“We agreed we could achieve a whole lot more under a holistic vision. Individually we have fractured pieces, but together we can make it a great place.”

Mr Camenzuli said the location on Narellan Road was ideal for a business park.

“I think the big thing to be said about Campbelltown is that it’s a very misunderstood city.

“It offers so much promise.

“It’s not just a pretty place scenically, but it is also supported by transport infrastructure.

“It also has a whole lot of population growth and all that goes well for a corporate-style business park.”

A current view from Blaxland Hill

A business park along Narellan Road combined with existing medical facilities could prove a tasty carrot for health-related industries, Campbelltown mayor Paul Lake said.

The Advertiser last week revealed the proposal for the first stage of a business park had been supported by Campbelltown Council.

The 60-hectare precinct — which will go on public exhibition — would be located on the Maryfields site, to the south surrounding the current University of Western Sydney and TAFE campuses and also include land near Farrow Road.

Stage one — the Nexus Business Park — only includes land on the Maryfields site, although the council was hopeful the entire precinct would come to fruition.

“One of the hopes is to attract educational, medical and health [industries] and any businesses that relate to those industries,” Cr Lake said.

“Campbelltown will have a regional hospital as we go forward; we just signed off on the [$16 million UWS] medical school [to be built next to Campbelltown Hospital], and we also have the school of medicine at the university.”

Cr Lake said Macarthur could be the major medical precinct between Sydney and Canberra.

“We could have a new children’s hospital that services the south-west region down to Canberra,” he said.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments Off on Health-related industries could be attracted, mayor says

Tilba set to go plastic bag free

Written by admin on  Categories: 南京夜网

Tilba set to go plastic bag free BRAND NEW BAG: Tilba chamber secretary Peta Wall, Mayor Lindsay Brown, chamber president Peter Lonergan, Eumun-Tea owner Jo Kelso and council’s sustainability education officer Gillian Kearney with the new Tilba shopping bag.
Nanjing Night Net

BEST DRAWING; The winner was Year 4 student Angela Garrad with her drawing stating “Plastic kills when it gets in their gills!” Pictured is council’s sustainability education officer Gillian Kearney.

HIGH TEA: The chamber of commerce launched the new black bag initiative at a high-tea party at Eumun-Tea on Bate Street on Thursday afternoon.

HIGH TEA: The chamber of commerce launched the new black bag initiative at a high-tea party at Eumun-Tea on Bate Street on Thursday afternoon.

HIGH TEA: The chamber of commerce launched the new black bag initiative at a high-tea party at Eumun-Tea on Bate Street on Thursday afternoon.

TweetFacebookMayor Lindsay Brown and council’s sustainability education officer Gillian Kearney were both at Wednesday’s launch.

Gillian said Tilba was part of the global movement to rid the world of plastic bags, the number of which used each year could circle the equator 37 times.

“We see the end result down at the beach,” she said.

“So from all of us well done. This is a brave move and it’s not going to be easy but you’ve done it really stylishly with this bag.”

As part of the initiative, students at Central Tilba Public School were asked to draw artwork discouraging the use of disposable plastic bags.

The winner was Year 4 student Angela Garrad with her drawing stating “Plastic kills when it gets in their gills!”

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments Off on Tilba set to go plastic bag free

RUGBY LEAGUE: Bulldogs pipped at the post

Written by admin on  Categories: 南京夜网

CLOSE: Kurri hooker Terrence Seu Seu sets up an attacking move on the Western Suburbs line. Picture by Cath Bowen.The Kurri Bulldogs’ faint Real NRL final hopes were dashed by a West Newcastle Rosellas comeback, going down 25-20 at Sylvester Real Estate Sportsground on Saturday.
Nanjing Night Net

The Mark Hughes Foundation and Newcastle Rugby League came together for Beanies For Brain Cancer Awareness round, and it was apt that the Bulldogs supported their ‘Old Boy’ Mark Hughes, against West Newcastle, the team he helped put the sword to in the 1995 Real NRL grand final.

In a must-win game to keep touch with fifth-placed Macquarie, Kurri were on the back foot after three minutes due to a soft Mark Taufau try.

The Bulldogs hit back through Real NRL leading try scorer Ryan Walker (his ninth try in 11 games) to level the scores at 6-all.

Both teams set in for a real arm-wrestle until Kurri second-rower Brock Harmer was taken off injured at the 20-minute mark.

After the delay, Wests’ second-phase play gifted Simon Williams a try in the corner to lead 10-6; then another second-phase play led to a brilliant Matt Hermann try from a bomb to lead 14-6.

Tim Bennett hit back with a try after some backyard-footy second phase to trail 14-10 at the half-time.

Kurri levelled up straight after the break with a Lochie Hill try on the back of repeat sets.

Both teams struggled to gain the upper hand until Bennett scored his second from a deft Corey Holman grubber for the Bulldogs to lead 20-14.

The Bulldogs held on strong for much of the match before Wests seized control and won in the dying minutes through tries to Callum Richardson and Chris Knight.

A Joel Brown field goal rubbed salt in the wound to finish 25-20.

Phil Williams’ Bulldogs have shown big efforts over the past couple of weeks but were unable to close out the game.

Strong performances across the park, not to mention big minutes from 2015 debutants Corey Holman and Josh Papworth – who will no doubt grow from the experience moving forward.

All lower grade teams are in the finals mix – with some big games coming up over the last three rounds.

Reserve grade copped a 39-0 hiding but still remain in the mix after favourable results.

Open Age won arguably the match of the season 32-20 to remain unbeaten in eight games (seven wins and a draw), since Wests handed them a 52-6 flogging on Mother’s Day.

The under-19s continue their mid-season revival under Mick Alchin with a dominant 24-16 win.

With no games this weekend, the Bulldogs will travel to Maitland Sportsground to face the Pickers on Saturday, August 8.

Gates open 10am, under-19s at 10.50am, first grade kick-off at 3pm. BarTV coverage to be announced.

***

Consider yourself a super fan of the Bulldogs? Get involved in the #KurriKurriBulldogs FanZone updates – see the club’s social media pages for more.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments Off on RUGBY LEAGUE: Bulldogs pipped at the post

Magpies’ wings clipped

Written by admin on  Categories: 南京夜网

Forbes Magpies captain/coach Zac Merrit confronts a Wellington player during the close match on Sunday. Photo: Wellington Times. Forbes have slipped to fourth on the Group 11 rugby league ladder after losing 32-26 to Wellington last Sunday.
Nanjing Night Net

The Cowboys’ one try victory at Kennard Park saw the two teams swap positions on the points table with just two rounds to play before semi-finals.

While the Magpies had the edge in the earlier games, winning juniors 22-16 and reserve grade 25-0 in front of a hostile Kennard Park crowd, the home team had the upper hand in the main game, scoring six tries to five.

Ethan Ryan, Ben McGregor, Kenneth Everson, Braydon Peachey, Justin Toomey-White and Lewis Stanley crossed the line for the Cowboys, with Stanley converting four of those tries, while Jake Grace, Ethan Gaffney, Joel Davie, Ben Robinson and Rusiate Lawanikula scored four-pointers for the visitors with Haydon Bolam converting three opportunities.

One competition point now separates Wellington and Forbes, making this weekend’s clash with Dubbo Macquarie important if the Magpies want to keep their hopes of a top three finish alive.

Forbes travel to Dubbo this Sunday with another important clash against Parkes at Spooner Oval the following weekend to complete the home-and-away rounds.

Wellington meanwhile play Cobar and Westside in the next fortnight.

Westside are in fifth spot and despite losing to Macquarie in Sunday’s Dubbo derby, may also climb a rung higher on the ladder if they win their remaining matches.

In other results last weekend, CYMS were comfortable winners against Cobar, while Parkes defeated Nyngan.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments Off on Magpies’ wings clipped

GIG GUIDE: What’s on around the South East

Written by admin on  Categories: 南京夜网

Wednesday, July 29Geoff Willis – Wheeler’s Restaurant, Pambula, 6pm.
Nanjing Night Net

Modern Square Dancing with Sapphire Squares Square Dance Club – Merimbula Uniting Church Hall, 7.30pm.

Friday, July 31Paul Dion – Club Sapphire Rockpool Cafe Piano Bar, Merimbula, 6.15pm, dinner bookings advised.

Donny Ryan – Tura Beach Country Club, 7pm.

The Shambles – Club Narooma, 8.30pm.

White Noise, Andy O’Donnell and The Figmentz, Jeniva, Nixer Mob and Ricky Bloomfield – Lakeview Hotel, Merimbula, 9pm, $20.

Saturday, August 1Live Local Electric – Robbie Burns Hotel, Wyndham, 4pm.

Darryl Towney – Eden Country Club, 5pm.

Ray Stephens – Club Bega, 6pm.

Donny Ryan – Merimbula RSL Club, 7.30pm.

Wayne Trezise – Club Sapphire Ezy Lounge, Merimbula, 7.30pm.

Johanna Campbell Duo – ClubCatalina, 7.30pm.

Garry Carson Jones Duo – Tathra Beach Bowling Club, 8pm.

Sunday, August 2Geoff Willis – Wheeler’s Restaurant, Pambula, 12pm.

The Unusual Suspects – Thyme Garden Gallery, Tura Beach, 2pm.

Tuesday, August 4New Vogue Dancing – Merimbula Uniting Church Hall, 7.30pm.

This Gig Guide is brought to you by Good Replications AV transfers 梧桐夜网goodreplications南京夜网419论坛.

For free listing in this guide send your information to [email protected]南京夜网

Cut off for submissions is Sunday at 5pm which will cover the guide from the Wednesday of that week to the following Tuesday.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments Off on GIG GUIDE: What’s on around the South East