15 and under B: Horsham Demons v AraratPhotos

15 and under B: Horsham Demons v Ararat | Photos WNA u15B premiers: Ararat. (back) Lily Sewell, Indie Calvert, Ella Carlyle, Emily May, coach Megan Shea, (front), Danielle Spalding, Karly Griffiths, Annie Shea, Katelin McDonald, Briony Cann. Ararat haven’t won a Junior Premiership since 1988
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WNA u15B Best on Court: Lily Sewell, Ararat

Danielle Spalding, A, Grace Robertson, H. WNA GF u15B, Horsham v Ararat

Indie Calvert, A, Bella Patterson, H. WNA GF u15B, Horsham v Ararat

Lily Sewell, A. WNA GF u15B, Horsham v Ararat

Emily May, A, Bathany Horton, H. WNA GF u15B, Horsham v Ararat

Bella Patterson, H, Karly Griffiths, A. WNA GF u15B, Horsham v Ararat

Annie Shea, A, Mikah Hughes, H. WNA GF u15B, Horsham v Ararat

Danielle Spalding, A, Grace Robertson, H. WNA GF u15B, Horsham v Ararat

Indie Calvert, A, Lucinda Binney, H. WNA GF u15B, Horsham v Ararat

Lily Sewell, A, Kaitlyn Gebert, H. WNA GF u15B, Horsham v Ararat

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15 and under A: Horsham Demons v Horsham SaintsPhotos

15 and under A: Horsham Demons v Horsham Saints | Photos WNA u15A premiers: Horsham. (Back) Bianca Drum, Ruby Wynne, Keely Pope, coach Pauline Butler, Lily Martin, Brittany Baker, (front), Georgia Hiscock, Olivia Hobbs, Ally Hishcock, Zara Burford
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WNA u15A Best on Court: Ally Hiscock, Horsham

Georgia Hiscock, H. WNA GF u15A, Horsham v Horsham Saints

Keely Pope, H. WNA GF u15A, Horsham v Horsham Saints

Keely Pope, H, Georgie McIntyre, HS. WNA GF u15A, Horsham v Horsham Saints

Skye Davis, HS, Ally Hiscock, H. WNA GF u15A, Horsham v Horsham Saints

Lily Martin, H, Olivia Nitschke, HS. WNA GF u15A, Horsham v Horsham Saints

Kathryn Hutchins, HS, Bianca Drum, H. WNA GF u15A, Horsham v Horsham Saints

Rene Caris, HS, Georgia Hiscock, H. WNA GF u15A, Horsham v Horsham Saints

Georgie McIntyre, HS. WNA GF u15A, Horsham v Horsham Saints

Skye Davis, HS, Ally Hiscock, H. WNA GF u15A, Horsham v Horsham Saints

Bianca Drum, H. WNA GF u15A, Horsham v Horsham Saints

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Darko murder case: $900,000 bail for Robert Nikolovski

Robert Nikolovski attended Wollongong Police Station on Wednesday night. Victim: Darko Janceski.
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Cordeaux Heights man Robert Nikolovski has been released on $900,000 bail, a day after being charged for the second time over the 2012 killing of Darko Janceski.

In court on Thursday, his parents, Olga and Stefce Nikolovski, put forward the deeds to two houses to secure their son’s release from custody, as he prepares to fight fresh allegations that he was involved in events leading up to Mr Janceski’s shooting death at Berkeley in April 2012.

Magistrate Susan McGowan imposed a lengthy set of conditions on Nikolovski’s bail, including a nighttime curfew, daily reporting to police, that he surrender his passport, and agree to stay away from airports and international points of departure.

He was also ordered not to contact any prosecution witnesses, either of his two co-accused, Matthew Wiggins and Christopher Madden, or Mr Janceski’s family, and to not go within 300 metres of their Gannet Avenue home.

Nikolovski was first arrested over Mr Janceski’s death in January last year and charged with solicit to murder, however prosecutors dropped proceedings against him in September due to a lack of evidence.

He was re-arrested on Wednesday and charged with being an accessory before the fact to murder.

It is understood the fresh charge relates to an alleged conversation that took place between a person, known only as Witness A and Nikolovski regarding Mr Janceski’s death just after he was killed.

Witness A provided a statement to police about the alleged conversation, prompting the laying of the fresh charge.

Nikolovski’s lawyer, Aaron Kernaghan, reaffirmed outside the court that his client would fight the allegations against him.

Meantime, a further condition imposed on Nikolovski – that he stay away from licensed premises in the Wollongong CBD – relates to a separate allegation put before the court that Nikolovski coward-punched another man outside Fever Nightclub a week ago.

Documents outlining the police case against Nikolovski claim the 40-year-old approached the man, who was walking up Atchison Street outside the club, and punched him in the face, causing him to fall and hit his head.

It is alleged Nikolovski then punched the man again while he was on the ground.

The victim again hit his head and lost consciousness for several minutes, police claim.

Both Nikolovski and the victim left before police arrived, however officers say the incident was captured on CCTV cameras.

Nikolovski will appear in court on both matters on October 29.

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17 and under: Warrack Eagles v Horsham SaintsPhotos

17 and under: Warrack Eagles v Horsham Saints | Photos WNA u17 premiers: Warrack Eagles. (Back), Cleo Lindsay, Mikayla Murphy, Alyssa Stewart, coach Rikki Nitschke, Summer Schultz, (middle), Taylah Leith, coach Sarah Spicer, Maddie Okely, (front), Abby Sleep, Maddison Crough, Leiah McKenzie, Kiani Stewart
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WNA u17 Best on Court: Cleo Lindsay, Warrack Eagles

Summer Schultz, WE, Katie Buwalda, HS. WNA u17 GF, Warrack Eagles v Horsham Saints

Ashlee Grace, HS, Cleo Lindsay, WE. WNA u17 GF, Warrack Eagles v Horsham Saints

Taylah Klemm, HS. WNA u17 GF, Warrack Eagles v Horsham Saints

Ellie Breuer, HS, Leiah McKenzie, WE. WNA u17 GF, Warrack Eagles v Horsham Saints

Kiani Stewart, WE, Brittany Nitschke, HS. WNA u17 GF, Warrack Eagles v Horsham Saints

Maddie Okely, WE, Brittany Nitschke, HS. WNA u17 GF, Warrack Eagles v Horsham Saints

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What can make you happier?

WEDDED BLISS?: Many people see marriage as a way of attaining happiness.MOST of us believe that happiness is something we are searching for, something that will happen to or be taken from us, not something we can create ourselves.
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We tend to believe we will be happy when we finish uni, get a new job, get married, get divorced, have kids and even when we lose weight.

Happiness, many of us believe, is something that is yet to come and will arise as the result of something that happens to us not something within us.

We put energy into wishing that something good will happen and work hard to avoid something bad happening. We wish to avoid pain and suffering as the result of the bad and believe the good will sustain us in feeling good. Seems pretty logical, and to some extent true (it’s more difficult to be happy in a bad relationship), but perhaps it’s also not so simple.

Research of people who experience something most of us think as wonderful (winning a lottery) and also with those for whom something terrible has happened (having a serious, debilitating accident) has shown that 12 months after the event, there is no notable difference in their level of happiness after the event as compared to before.

Surprising and certainly goes against what most of us think and strive for.

Psychologist Dan Gilbert believes that the evolution of our brain and in particular the growth of our prefrontal cortex has allowed us the ability to rehearse events in our minds and believes that this is key to our happiness. He believes it’s this ability which allows us to synthesise meaning and our experience of happiness independent of the nature of what is happening that makes us happy.

He cites some interesting research that suggests that when we have choice, we are less committed to what is in our life and therefore less happy with what we have.

Correspondingly, when we feel we have no choice, and are perhaps even stuck with how things are, we manufacture things with our prefrontal cortex in order to be happier with our lot.

Students in one study created two amazing photographs in a workshop and were told at the end that either they could only keep one and needed to choose or they could choose but change their minds within a period of days. Interestingly, those who had to decide there and then displayed more long-term commitment to the decision they had made and were happier with their choice. Those given time to reconsider, whether they changed or not, were less happy. As Shakespeare said: “Tis nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so”.

Tarnya Davis is a clinical and forensic psychologist and principal of NewPsych Psychologists (4926 5005).