12 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 7 March, 2018 Community leaders celebrate a grand day in Eastwood Plaza OPPOSITION Leader Luke Foley was among dignitaries who attended the Grand Celebration of Eastwood’s Asian Lunar New Year last Saturday. Mr Foley was joined by Ryde P Victor Dominello, Epping MP Damien Tudehope, Bennelong MP John Alexander, City of Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale and Ryde LAC Supt John Duncan alongside Hugh Lee AM, City of Ryde councillors and leading citizens from the Chinese and Korean communities. Celebrations featured Lion and Dragon Eye dotting, a High Pole Lion dance, a ragon parade, cultural performances and food and market stalls. It marked the official end of Eastwood’s Asian Lunar Year celebrations as our local community looks forward o health, happiness and prosperity in the Year Of The Dog.TWT on-the-spot PHOTO When your late loved one deserves a beautiful farewell LADY ANNE Funerals of West Ryde invite readers of The Weekly Times to visit it’s beautiful chapel. The chapel is located on the Victoria Road premises and includes a comfortable 50 seat guest area, a lecturn for guest speakers, an intimate spae to vie a on a screen to display family photographs and images of the deceased as well as music facilities and a choice of lighting. Lady Anne Funerals Assistant Manager Cassie Markham told The Weekly Times the Chapel provides a discreet, comfortable and gracious alternative to church, crematorium and other venues. “It is an intimate, warm Tom Geroulas B. Optom (U.N.S.W) Behavioural Optometrist 1093 Victoria Road, (Corner Bellevue Ave) West Ryde, NSW 2114 Ph: 9804 6896 and gentle chapel where we welcome families and friends,” she said. “We are very much a part of our local communit and e oer private viewing, advice with musi outstandin ora arrangements and mortuary services where your loved one remains in our care.” There is no charge for the chapel use and Lady Anne Funerals can also arrange the celebrant and clergy. “We take great pride in looking after the needs of our families and guests and we can even organise catering,” Ms Markham OPTOMETRIST www.westrydeoptometrist.com.au said. “Quite viewing time can also be arranged and the discreet location of the chapel ensures that no one but invited family members and friends need to know a service is going on.” Lady Anne Funerals will also work with the family to add a special touch to a funeral, such as candles, ornaenta fiuerines and even teddy bears on a coffin. “We are understanding, gentle and respectful.” The chapel is open for private inspection. To see the chapel visit The Weekly Times website www.weeklytimes.com.au and www.ladyannefunerals.com.au W orld G lau c m a W eek 2 0 1 8 Marc h 1 1 – 1 7 , 2 0 1 8 Protect your vision with comprehensive eye tests THE message is simple: get your eyes tested and beat ‘invisible’ Glaucoma. West Ryde optometrist Tom Geroulas advises everyone during World Glaucoma Week (March 11-17) that they can protect their vision against this ‘silent, blinding’ eye disease with regular, comprehensive eye checks. Early detection can help stop vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma is a leading cause of eyesight loss in Australia and the number one cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. About 300,000 Australians already have Glaucoma but because there are generally no noticeable symptoms, only about half of these people know that they have the disease. It can occur at any age, but generally it is more common in people over 40. Glaucoma is a group of ee diseases aetin the optic nerve, at the back of the eye, where the nerve fires are proressive destroyed. The vision loss starts in the peripheral vision, often in one eye initially, and can progress undetected until the disease is quite advanced. In many cases this damage is related to increased pressure inside the eye, but not always. Sometimes the damage may be caused by poor blood circulation to the optic nerve, or a weakness in the nerve fires themselves. Often there are no warning signs or symptoms, so in the early stages the person is completely unaware they have Glaucoma until permanent damage occurs. auoa an aet anyone, but some people are at higher risk, such as those with a history of diabetes, blood pressure, migraine, sleep apnoea and even short sightedness (myopia). People with direct relatives who have glaucoma are up to 10 times more likely to also develop it themselves. Eye injuries and past or present use of cortisone medications (steroids) may also increase the risk of Glaucoma. Comprehensive eye examinations are the best way to protect against Glaucoma. Testing for Glaucoma usually includes thorough examination of the optic nerves by ophthalmoscopy, an eye pressure check (tonometry), and a visual fied assessent if disease is suspected. Early detection is vital. There is no cure for Glaucoma, and the vision loss ible, but the earlier it is detected, further damage is prevented and the more control eye pressure, but sometimes surgery is also For further information contact Tom Geroulas at 1093 Victoria Road, West is permanent and irrevers- eyesight can be saved. Treatment require just often eyedrops may to needed. Ryde. Phone 9804 6896.
Wednesday 7 March, 2018 THE WEEKLY TIMES 13 Tigers’ p lay mak er B rook s p rimed f or big seaso On the eve of the 2018 premiership kick off the close mates find themselves in a unique scenario - playing for different clubs after a tumultuous campaign last season with the Wests Tigers. It is history now that five eighth Moses sought a release ten months ago to oin arramatta and played a key role during the finals series before starring for ebanon in the Rugby eague orld up. Superstar fullback Tedesco signed a lucrative deal with the Sydney Roosters leaving the skilful rooks to remain in Tigerland wearing the number seven umper. By CHRIS KARAS LIGHT hearted sledging is the order of the day in the Woolwich house shared by NRL stars James Tedesco, Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses. There has been extra ribbing between Tedesco and rooks this week as the Roosters and Tigers prepare for a spicy season opener this Saturday afternoon at Stadium. t will be a strange feeling for S rigin ace Tedesco when he lines up against his former club for the first time but he is relishing the opportunity to lock horns with his great pal rooks as they both seek bragging rights. ests Tigers Head oach van leary has assembled a newlook suad in with little general rooks given a license to “take control.” The return of club legend eni Marshall and arrival of utility five eighth osh Reynolds is a huge fillip for the Tigers with both players expected to make an impact during the campaign. Reynolds has already struck up a slick combination with rooks with the exulldog encouraging the young gun to stamp his mark on the team. leary has added depth to the backline by securing the services of former ulldogs winger orey Thompson, Fiian international centre Taane Milne from St Georgellawarra, Tongan torpedo Mahe Fonua, Tyson Gamble and utility ita Godinet. Tedescos departure has left a massive void but expect the gifted Tohi olohea, orey Thompson and Fiian orld up skipper evin aiama to push their claims for the Tigers number one umper. nother huge loss is former skipper and angaroos prop aron oods who has linked with the ulldogs. ut coach leary has moved uickly to bolster his forward depth by signing iwi international forwards en For quality service & repairs Balmain District Junior Rugby League Matulino and Russell acker, ueensland back rower hris Mcueen and Melbournes premiershipwinning utility Robbie Rochow. xperienced campagner hris awrence will skipper the Tigers in . The centrecum second rower is part of a five man leadership group along with Reynolds, Marshall, acker and lock li- ah Taylor. Smash Repairs Quality Assured SHOP BODY THE COLLISION TECHNICIANS GOOD LUCK GO THE WEST TIGERS 2017 2018 2015 ★ Latest computer technology ★ All major insurance co’s catered for ★ Only Genuine original parts used ★ All work fully guaranteed ★ Free after accident detail ★ Phone us first for free advice and quotation 924 VICTORIA ROAD, WEST RYDE 2114 PHONE 9808 2511• FAX 9807 3774 n th pril the almiain unior eague was born being for unior eague in the whole of ustralia and we are still going strong years later. ur unior eague has a strong sense of community and actively promotes fun, fair play and friendship. Glebe RLFC email@example.com Five Dock RSL registrarfivedockdockers.com ll of our Mini, Mod and international Games are played on Sundays from pril th until the end of ugust. eichardt uniors o.leeuniorsoutlook.com f you would like to know more about becoming a Referee, contact our almain Referees ssociation recruitmentbalmainrefs.com Major Sponsor of the Balmain District Junior Rugby League and through our 2018 Registration Period. almain Referees ssociation recruitmentbalmainrefs.com