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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 24th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 25, 2009 15 NEWS College tweeting ahead of the pack SHIREEN KHALIL MOST celebrities use it to let their fans know what they are up to and now De La Salle Ashfield has adopted the 21st cen- tury's new online social network, Twitter. The all-boys college is 'tweeting' ahead of the rest, being the only high school in the Inner West using the network to inform students, parents and the community about news, events and achievements. ''It is all about keeping our students, parents and community informed of what is happening at the College,'' De La Salle marketing co-ordinator Russell Newman said. ''Twitter doesn't replace our personal interaction with students and parents, or our newsletter, website and other com- munication devices, but complements them, giving our community another way to stay in touch with what is happening at the College,'' he said. While many teenagers and parents use social networks such as Facebook and Myspace to interact with people from around the world, Mr Newman said Twitter helped the college connect with the online generation. ''With a number of our younger parents regularly using sites such as Facebook and Twitter both socially and professionally, piloting the use of Twitter is a way for us to further connect with the online gener- ation.'' Catholic Education liaison officer Samuel Spurr hopes the online network will in- crease the school's online visibility. ''This pilot program will hopefully dem- onstrate the usefulness of social media in order to share news with the community and increase a school's online visibility.'' Get in quick with Fast Ed Ed Halmagyi is cooking up at storm at Rhodes. IMAGINE having Fast Ed to dinner -- and he does all the cooking. Customers at Rhodes Shopping Centre have the chance to win a feast today (Thursday) when celebrity chef Ed Halmagyi appears to celebrate the relocation of Rhodes Shopping Centre's fresh food precinct. He will create innovative cuisine that can be easily prepared for the whole family between 11.30am and 2.30pm. As presenter on Channel 7'sBetter Homes and Gardens, Fast Ed Halmagyi's main desire is to show people how easy it is to cook. ''My segment aims to teach people how to cook delicious meals quickly and easily, leaving more time to spend with friends and family,'' he said. Rhodes Shopping Centre is also giving one lucky customer the chance to feast with Fast Ed. Shoppers simply have to spend $25 in any fresh food store or $100 in Coles for their chance to win a five- course meal for eight people prepared by Ed Halmagyi in their home. Dog attack victim on mend THE 56-year-old man who was severely attacked by a dog in Lidcombe recently has undergone plastic sur- gery and is on the slow road to recovery. Neighbour and witness of the attack Pat Hamilton, who lives a few streets away from the victim, was in total shock when she saw the state of Tensai Tran, after he was mauled by staffy- cattle cross in late May. ''His cheeks were torn open, his bottom lip was torn open as well as his arms,'' Mrs Hamilton said. Although there were two dogs at the scene, Auburn police have confirmed that the white dog, a rottweiler- shepherd cross, did not at- tack the man, however Auburn Council has de- clared it a dangerous dog. The dog which attacked Mr Tran has been put down and the livelihood of the white dog may also be sur- rendered, according to Auburn police. Mrs Hamilton previously contacted Auburn Council rangers to have the dogs locked up in their back yard as they kept roaming the streets. Since the attack Mrs Hamilton has been in reg- ular contact with the vic- tim's family, assisting them to and from Westmead Hos- pital. ''Somebody's got to help -- he didn't ask to get hurt,'' Mrs Hamilton said. She said he has under- gone some intense surgery and doesn't think he will ever recovery mentally from the attack. ''So far he has had plastic surgery on his face and on one of his elbows and still needs to go back for more -- he has bones missing from his right wrist,'' Mrs Hamilton said. ''He is recovering but I don't think he will fully recover. A thing like that mentally affects you and you will never be the same.'' Mrs Hamilton said she was now scared of big dogs. Police confirmed that in- vestigations are continuing as the victim has not been formally interviewed. all you need Over 50 Specialty Stores, FREE 3 hour shopper carparking 42 - 50 Railway Parade, Burwood. Phone: 9744 0251 Shopping made easy You can find all you need at Burwood Plaza. 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