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Silver City on the app

Wednesday, 6th June, 2012

Damon Edwards and Josh Cowdrey with their new “See It My Way” app for the iPad. Damon Edwards and Josh Cowdrey with their new “See It My Way” app for the iPad.

By Emily Roberts

Two young men have come up with a brilliant idea for promoting Broken Hill and district to visitors and locals alike.

They have invented an application that can be used on the increasingly popular iPad which will be called “See It My Way”.

The application (or “app”) idea came from a casual chat during a game of squash between local entrepreneurs Damon Edwards and Josh Cowdrey.

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Hot shots set for SA titles

Wednesday, 6th June, 2012

The Broken Hill Eight Ball Association team is heading off to the SA Championships on Kangaroo Island. The Broken Hill Eight Ball Association team is heading off to the SA Championships on Kangaroo Island.

By Ben Sheffield

Ten members of the Broken Hill Eight Ball Association will this spend their long weekend at Kangaroo Island in action at the South Australian State Eight Ball Championships.

Broken Hill’s finest players will be vying for glory against 30 teams from all over SA and also a team from the Sunraysia district.

The tournament is a team format, with the Broken Hill squad comprising five players and five reserves. 

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An audience with Ebert

Wednesday, 6th June, 2012

By Ben Sheffield

Port Adelaide champion, Russell Ebert, has slammed the AFL substitute rule, called for players to be better equipped with life skills and opened up about his sacking from Port Adelaide, in a passionate and honest Miners Cup dinner function address.

After growing up in the Riverland, Ebert played 391 games for Port Adelaide, was a six time best and fairest winner, represented South Australia numerous times and spent time as a coach at both Port Adelaide and Woodville.

First in Ebert’s sights, was the “crap” substitute rule, introduced to the AFL last season.

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Europe turmoil hits home

Tuesday, 5th June, 2012

 By Darrin Manuel

Graziers in the far west are concerned about the future of the agriculture industry, and it seems they’re not alone.

A Rural Confidence Survey completed by Rabobank last month shows 32 per cent of primary producers in NSW expect the agricultural economy to worsen over the next 12 months.

Farmers reported generally unfavourable gross farm incomes for the first quarter of the year, with 40 per cent saying their income was lower compared to the same period in 2011.

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Trev’s revved up about Venus

Tuesday, 5th June, 2012

World-renowned astronomer Trevor Barry with his telescope at the ready. World-renowned astronomer Trevor Barry with his telescope at the ready.

By Kurtis Eichler

Astronomer Trevor Barry has his telescope at the ready for a momentous intergalactic occasion.

Tomorrow, Venus will transit the sun in a rare astronomical event not to be seen again until 2117.

Venus, the second planet from the sun, will appear as a tiny speck on the sun’s face from 7:46am tomorrow and end its crossing at 2:15pm.

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