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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 3rd 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 4, 2009 5 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Roberta's booty-shaking performance SHIREEN KHALIL Roberta Pecoraro rehearses at Brent Street. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP283236 ALL the single ladies love to sing along to it but Five Dock's Roberta Pecoraro was asked to perform Beyonce Knowles' hottest clip at the Madison Magazine Style awards. She might not be the same age as the booty-licious Beyonce, but 14-year-old Roberta can definitely pull off the R&B singer's moves in her Single Ladies video clip. Initially Roberta, with her two friends Briden Aspinall and Kristina Okunzuwa who all attend Brent Street performing arts school, won a competition to have professional photos taken by Madison magazine. For the photo shoot, the girls performed the Single Ladies clip, which they rehearsed in their own time just for fun. ''It's our favourite song and we love to listen and dance along to it,'' Roberta said. But Madison was so blown away by their routine that they asked the girls to do their performance for the opening of the magazine's awards night. ''I was shaking because of the amount of celebrities that were watching . . . normally I'm not that nervous to perform because I have been at Brent Street since I was three years old performing,'' Roberta said. The dancer and singer said the Beyonce tribute performance turned out very good, but ''no one can be as good as Beyonce''. Before the performance the girls got to rub shoulders with a few Aussie celebs, including Jessica Mauboy. ''We got our hair and make-up done in the same room as her.'' Garbage jobs 'safe' SHIREEN KHALIL BURWOOD Council general man- ager Pat Romano has assured the council's garbage collectors they have no reason to worry despite being under review. Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook said Mr Romano made councillors aware about two weeks ago that he wanted to review the council's garbage, recycling and waste ser- vices. She said Mr Romano was look- ing at reducing costs and that councillors needed to take that into consideration. Mr Romano said the review's aim was to improve the service for residents, and that staff had no reason to worry and were being consulted. However, Greens councillor Christine Donayre said if garbage collectors were made redundant, she would not support the de- cision. ''I understand that certain cuts may need to be made but any decision to cut staff numbers needs to be considered carefully,'' she said. ''In today's economic climate I would not like to see any council staff terminated without careful consideration of possible retrain- ing and employment in other areas within the council . . . and if I'm called upon to make a decision in relation to the employment of our garbage workers I would not vote for their redundancy,'' Cr Donayre said. Cr Furneaux-Cook, who said the council spent about $2.5 million a year on delivering residential waste services, said Mr Romano would have to work hard to con- vince councillors that residents would get a better service at a cheaper price. ''What I have asked councillors to do is arrange a workshop to look at the issue and to get information . . .weneedtogetmuchinfor- mation before we come to any decision,'' Cr Furneaux-Cook said. The mayor said many of the garbage collectors had given years of dedication and hard work to the council and she would not like to see them go. ''We have an obligation to look after our workforce, particularly a workforce that has given years of dedicated service. Some have been here for 40 years and that is something money can't buy,'' she said. ''I personally would not like to see any restructure or loss of outdoor staff.'' The council, which is facing a $6 million budget shortfall, did not formally respond to requests for further comment. MASSIVE SAVINGS!!! • Built In Wardrobes, hinged or sliding doors • Showers Screens, frameless, semi frameless or fully framed • Two sliding safety mirrored doors • Four Drawers in metal runners with safety stop • Double hanging space and 1 single hanging space • Coloured or timber look doors available if preferred (additional cost) $599 Prices Start From including GST Wardrobes Pty Ltd SHOWROOM OPEN 7 DAYS Monday - Friday 8am-4.30pm Saturday 8am-1pm Sunday 10am-1pm Unit 14, 39-41 Marigold St, REVESBY 12 year warranty Free measure & quote Fully installed at factory Prices Up to 2.4m wide wall to wall Up to 2.7m ceiling high 9792 2233 All major credit cards available "Won't be Beaten on Quality, Price & Services" special offer for a limited time only WE NOW DO KITCHENS! MULTI 2108397iL WK39 Wardrobes & Kitchens STOCKTAKE SALE NOW ON UP TO 70% OFF RRP* *Offer exludes samples. *Selected items only. LIDCOMBE Factor y Outlet adidas Factor y Outlet 55-59 Parramatta Road Lidcombe 2141 Phone 974 8 0577
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