Musician and dancer Baker Boy had a clear goal in mind: he wanted to be Australia’s first Aboriginal artist to rap in an Indigenous language.
And with the release of his track Cloud 9, which features the 20-year-old rapping in Yolngu Matha, he’s on his way.
Baker Boy, also known as Danzel Baker, is from Milingimbi community in north-eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
He has a distinguished cultural pedigree — the Djuki Mala dancer is related to up-and-coming musicians Garruwa and Yirrmal, and hails from a part of the country that has produced major Australian acts such as Yothu Yindi and Gurrumul.
Yinimala Maymuru is a poster boy for the new $20-million boarding complex that has been built beside the public high school of the remote mining town at Nhulunbuy.
“Nhulunbuy High School and boarding school has given me the opportunity to attend a major school and still be close to my family and my land,” the 17-year-old told the crowd that had gathered for the official opening.
The 40-bed facility – funded by the Federal and Territory governments and opened this year – risked being a terrible flop.
Parents were unhappy when the site was revealed by the former Country Liberals party (CLP) government.
The Gove District Hospital paediatrics ward receive their first ever Radical-5 Pulse Oximeters thanks to the generosity of Darwin’s Good Sparks Electrical.
Dr Michael Carey, a linguistic researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast, says Australians have learnt to embrace their broad national accent.
A number of people have enquired about the 2017 SRC & Bronze Medallion Course for yourself or child.
The cost of the course is $150 payable to GPSLSC at the commencement of the course. You will need to attend all sessions to attain the qualification.
The 2017 course will be run on Sundays commencing on 14th May 2017, with final assessments on 18th June 2017.
On 14th May we will meet at GPSLSC at 2.00pm for;
Information and sign on session
Online login details (bring your laptop/ipad /phone that you will be using to complete the online components – so we can ensure you have access to the online information)
The course costs $150.00
We will then go to Town Pool for the;
Pre-qualification Swim at town pool (swimmers/towel/goggles)
(If you do not reach the required time, you will have another opportunity, this will be discussed on the day)
Surf Rescue Certificate
Surf Rescue Certificate minimum age to complete is 13 years. This award will allow you to be a part of the patrols for Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club.
The SRC certificate is not only for members under 15, it is also a great way to prepare for a Bronze Medallion if you are new to surf, not such a strong swimmer or want to help with water safety for your children during Sunday mornings and junior carnivals.
You are required to complete a 200 metre swim in 5 minutes or less, in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres. Training will involve surf awareness, basic first aid, resuscitation, surf skills, rescue techniques and patrols. Online learning needs to be completed during the course. Practical on the job training will also be conducted with GPSLSC patrols.
On completion of training and practical’s all candidates are required to attend a compulsory assessment that will involve demonstrating competency in all the skills you have learnt. Successfully completing the course requires commitment and application. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)
Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
The Bronze medallion is the minimum requirement for a surf lifesaver. This award is open to all members over the age of 15 and involves training in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care as well as anatomy and physiology.
As a patrolling member for Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club, you will need to have the Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) award. If you are new to the club this is a great way to get to know people.
A reasonable level of fitness is required as candidates will be involved in simulated ocean rescues (and do real rescues once qualified) using various types of rescue equipment. You are required to complete a 400 metre swim in 9 minutes or less, in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres. Online learning needs to be completed during the course. Practical on the job training will also be conducted with GPSLSC patrols.
On completion of training and practical’s all candidates are required to attend a compulsory assessment that will involve demonstrating competency in all the skills you have learnt. Successfully completing the course requires commitment and application. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive their Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue).
If you have any questions please email GPSLSC at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nhulunbuy Corporation has engaged Tredwell to undertake Master Plan and Feasibility Study for Recreation, Facilities and Open Spaces 2017-2027.
Tredwell team will be onsite in Nhulunbuy from 3 April to 8 April 2017 to meet with key stakeholders.
The Nhulunbuy Corporation recognises that the provision of recreation and sport services and facilities is important to improve and maintain health, social and economic well-being of its residents. Tredwell Management (a specialist Sport & Recreation Planning Firm) has been engaged to undertake a ten-year Masterplan and Feasibility Study for Recreation, Facilities and Open Space in Nhulunbuy.
To help us understand your recreation and sport needs and aspirations we invite you to click on the link provided www.surveymonkey.com/r/nclrec and complete the survey, have your say!
Good Morning Govites
Don’t we have a treat for you coming up in April! We have the opportunity to showcase your gifted talents in front of a selector who is coming to Gove to select some fine specimen or women to go over and join the NT Titans team.
The ages we are looking at are from U14s to U18s
So if that sounds like you come on down to the Nhulunbuy Primary School fields every Wednesday from 5pm – 6pm Starting 22/03/17
What to bring
– Loose fitting clothing / sports Wear
– Any required strapping
– Any required Protective
Note: If you have a medical condition please let the coaches know prior to training.
NB: All players coming to the trials are also required to be registered players to the NTNRL if you have any enquiries the team will be down there to help out.
Good luck and see you there!
Today the East Arnhem Blues Society donated a cheque for $1,000.00 to the Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club to go towards their junior coaching programs.
The East Arnhem Blues Society would like to thank the community for supporting the Hog Shed 2016 Toy Run.
Hydraulic fracturing (also fracking, fraccing, hydrofracturing or hydrofracking) is a well stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a pressurized liquid. The process involves the high-pressure injection of ‘fracking fluid’ (primarily water, containing sand or other proppants suspended with the aid of thickening agents) into a wellbore to create cracks in the deep-rock formations through which natural gas, petroleum, and brine will flow more freely. When the hydraulic pressure is removed from the well, small grains of hydraulic fracturing proppants (either sand or aluminium oxide) hold the fractures open.
Hydraulic fracturing began as an experiment in 1947, and the first commercially successful application followed in 1950. As of 2012, 2.5 million “frac jobs” had been performed worldwide on oil and gas wells; over one million of those within the U.S. Such treatment is generally necessary to achieve adequate flow rates in shale gas, tight gas, tight oil, and coal seam gas wells. Some hydraulic fractures can form naturally in certain veins or dikes.
Hydraulic fracturing is highly controversial in many countries. Its proponents advocate the economic benefits of more extensively accessible hydrocarbons. Opponents argue that these are outweighed by the potential environmental impacts, which include risks of ground and surface water contamination, air and noise pollution, and the triggering of earthquakes, along with the consequential hazards to public health and the environment.
Increases in seismic activity following hydraulic fracturing along dormant or previously unknown faults are sometimes caused by the deep-injection disposal of hydraulic fracturing flowback (a byproduct of hydraulically fractured wells), and produced formation brine (a byproduct of both fractured and nonfractured oil and gas wells). For these reasons, hydraulic fracturing is under international scrutiny, restricted in some countries, and banned altogether in others. The European Union is drafting regulations that would permit the controlled application of hydraulic fracturing.