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NED IS THE NEW
Born in Boston USA, 30 year old Ned was elected as Mayor of Liverpool
Council for the next four years on Saturday 8 September.
Just days before the election Ned became a father for the second time, with
his wife Tina giving birth to their son Jacob at 3am Thursday morning.
Ned and the Liberal team, made up of new Councillor’s and returning experi-
enced Councillors Mazhar Hadid and Tony Hachiti.
Campaigned strongly on improving community safety, and especially the
placement of CCTV cameras in the Liverpool CBD, creating safety for shop-
pers and business alike.
The Liverpool Indian Business is awaiting the improvement in services
provided by the Council and the possible removal of parking meter which
has caused a drop in the business.
According to the general business community especially Indian shops and
restaurants in George Street and surrounding streets, there is an urgent need
for the council to revisit it’s parking meter policy as the business are suffer-
ing as sales are down.
Radio Apna Digital news now understands that the Indian businesses are
forming a lobby group called “Liverpool Indian Retailers and Manufacturers
Association” which will organise events in George Street to attract a growth
of business in CBD.
Ned Mannoun, the Liberal candidate has been sworn as
the new Mayor of Liverpool on last Thursday at the coun-
cil chambers. In the picture is his two sons, Solomon, 11
months and newborn Jacob.
Picture by Radio Apna News
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Radio Apna Digital Sydney, is Australia’s first
24/7 Digital Hindi Radio, broadcasting on a Na-
tional Hindi Network.
Radio Apna Digital Sydney has a wider coverage
area, and Radio Apna Digital will launch the
Digital network in Melbourne and Brisbane in the
Located in the heart of Liverpool, Radio Apna can
be heard on a DAB + Radio at your homes and in
Gone are the days where listeners had to listen to
Radio on the decoders and via internet.
Radio Apna Digital is also available on the inter-
net and via I-Phone apps and on the smart and
blackberry mobile phones.
Radio Apna Digital radio offers exceptional
quality sound and a range of exciting features to
enhance your listening experience.
Clearer sound and improved reception.
Tuning by station name, not frequency,
making it easy to find Radio Apna Digital
Scrolling text on screen with artist and song
information, weather and news updates and
Additional features on some digital radio
models include the ability to pause and
rewind live radio and broadcast slideshow
images. The technology allows in the future
for downloadable music direct to the radio's
memory and Electronic Program Guides.
With digital radio all you need is a digital receiver
or a device with a DAB+ chip in it and that’s it –
no subscription fees, no messing about with sign-
ing up or logging on, just tune in or buying a
decorder radio or a poor quality narrow cast
The Australian commercial radio industry
launched digital broadcasting in five capital cities
– Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and
Perth throughout May 2009, creating a new wave
of consumer interest and excitement about this
In 2010 digital radio trial services switched on in
Canberra and Darwin, Radio Apna Digital is
Australia’s First 24/7 Digital Hindi Radio.
You will need a new radio to tune into digital
radio and these are available from retailers Aus-
Broadcasting from different bands of the fre-
quency spectrum directly affects the characteris-
tics of AM, FM and DAB+ transmissions. Whilst
AM is characterised by longer wavelengths,
ensuring it can travel further but is subject to
higher degrees of interference, FM broadcasts
from VHF Band II (88-108MHz), a higher fre-
quency resulting in shorter wavelengths. Whilst
reception is largely improved compared to AM,
interference may still occur, but with Digital, you
get a blue-ray sound quality.
Radio Apna will provide a National Hindi service
Where is digital radio available?
Digital radio was launched by all commercial and
public service broadcasters in Sydney, Mel-
bourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in August
2009. Low power DAB+ trial signals switched on
in Canberra (July 2010) and Darwin (August
Where can I buy a new DAB+ radio?
More than 800 stores throughout Sydney, Mel-
bourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra* and
Darwin* are stocking digital radios including;
Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Bing Lee, The
Good Guys, Myer, David Jones, Big W, JB Hi Fi,
Target, Retravision, Radio Rentals and specialist
audio retailers as well as online retailers.
*Low power test transmissions only
What digital radio
models are available?
There are a large selec-
tion of models includ-
ing DAB+ clock radios
with iPod docks, WiFi
and DAB+ combina-
tions, HiFi compo-
nents, micro and mini
players, hand held MP3
& MP4 players with
DAB+, USB's, set top
boxes and digital radio
for your car. Plus there
are digital radios with
small screens showcas-
ing radio with pictures
– fully illustrating the
DAB+ capabilities with
album covers, presenter
photos and sports
How much will a
DAB+ radio cost?
Like any product
range, digital radio
prices vary depending
on the features and
level models (with
scrolling text) start
from around $39.
There are now over
120 DAB+ radio mod-
els available, check the
website for more infor-
Who makes DAB+
d i g i ta l r a di o s ?
Bush, Revo, Grundig, Directed, JVC, Kenwood,
Pure, Roberts, Sangean, Teac, Yamaha, Oxx
Digital, Cowan, Kaiser Baas, Lenoxx, Philips,
Onkyo, Tivoli, sTone Tech, iRiver, Sony, LG,
Panasonic, Kogan and Shintaro are just some of
the manufacturers making DAB+ digital radios.
Other electronics manufacturers are currently
developing further DAB+ digital radio products.
Check the website regularly for a list of digital
Can I receive AM and FM on digital radio?
Digital radios come in a range of different mod-
els. To ensure your radio receives digital radio
services in Australia it must be DAB+ enabled.
Most DAB+ radios can also receive analogue FM,
and some even AM. However, where coverage is
available, you’ll always be able to hear your
favourite AM and FM stations simulcast on
DAB+ in digital radio quality sound.
Is digital radio the same as internet radio?
No, digital radio is broadcast free to air over the
airwaves via DAB+ technology. Internet-only
radio services are streamed over the telecommuni-
cations networks and incur a download cost which
varies depending on the internet service provider
package. Radio Apna is a Free to air broadcast
SYDNEY’S NEW 24/7 HINDI
DIGITAL RADIO: Radio APNA
We deem it necessary to make this preliminary submission at this point because we beli
the Constitutional process as sanctioned under Decrees 57 & 58 is fundamentally flaw
lacks credibility and integrity. It is driven by the regime to achieve its own self-serving
as is evident from the various repugnant provisions in the two decrees promulgated on
It is manifestly clear that the process is not going to be inclusive, participatory or even
Further, it has been unilaterally imposed on the people of Fiji without any consultat
their legitimate representatives.
We note that the Commission itself has expressed strong reservations about the ma
which the process is being driven. This was clearly stated in a media statement issue
July by its Chair, Professor Yash Ghai
Among the issues Professor Ghai commented on were those of immunity for the perpet
Fiji’s coups and the absolute powers conferred on the Prime Minister in appointing mem
the Constituent Assembly which will determine the final constitution. Professor Gha
contended that the process should be kept independent of the regime given the probabi
some of its members may be contesting the forthcoming elections.
This is a stand The Fiji Labour Party has maintained from the very beginning – that the
back to democracy and constitutional rule should not be driven by the regime. We now
that there is only one legitimate and credible way back to constitutional rule. And th
abide by the advice rendered in the decision of the Fiji Court of Appeal (FCA) on 9 Ap
(Qarase vs Bainimarama-Civil Appeal No ABU 0077 of 2008s).
The Legitimate Way Forward
The FCA judgment advised that a caretaker Prime Minister be appointed with the speci
date to oversee the process of holding general elections and restoring constitutional rul
a realistic time frame. Paragraph 156 of the judgment reads:
“The only appropriate course at the present time is for elections to be held that e
able Fiji to get a fresh start.
Taking cognizance of the principle of necessity… for the purposes of these procee
ings, it is advisable for the President to appoint a distinguished person indepen
ent of the parties in litigation as caretaker prime minister to advice dissolution
Parliament and direct the issuance of writs for an election under s60 of the F
Constitution. This is to enable Fiji to be restored to constitutional rule in acco
dance with the Constitution.”
We submit that His Excellency the President has the powers (Executive Authority Dec
2009) to take the following course of action appropriate to establishing a credible and le
process of returning Fiji to constitutional rule:
Based on the advice rendered in the Fiji Court of Appeal decision, His Excellency to a
caretaker Prime Minister – a distinguished person, independent of the political pa
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SYDNEY FIJIAN LIFESTYLES
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National President, Australian
Sanatan Sports Inc NSW
BA UPSETS SUVA IN THE BOG
The Australia Fiji Soccer Associa-
tion and Radio Apna Digital Battle
of the Giants soccer championship
began on Wednesday night at the
Nineveh Club Grounds, Smithfield
road, Bonnyrigg, Liverpool.
In the all age category, there are 4
pools who will battle for the main
prize money. Pool 1 has Ba, Rewa,
and Navua. Pool 2 has Lautoka,
Savusavu and Rakiraki, Pool 3 has
Nadroga and Dreketi. Pool 4 has
Tailevu Naitasiri, Labasa and
In the Veteran category, Ba, Labasa,
Nalawa and Suva make pool 1 and
Nadogo, Nadroga, Lautoka and Sa-
vusavu make pool 2.
Results: Veteran’s: Ba 0 Labasa 1;
Suva 1 Nalawa 0; Nadroga 6 Nadi 0;
Lautoka 7 Nadi 0; Nadogo 0 Sa-
vusavu 0; Ba 1 Suva 0; Nalawa 2
Labasa 1; Lautoka Savusavua.
All age Ba 2 Rewa 1; Lautoka 3 Sa-
Today’s Games: Nadi v Savusavu P
2 (V); Rewa v Navua P1 (All Age);
Savusavu v Rakiraki P2 (All Age);
Nadogo v Lautoka P2 (V);
Balcktown Jnrs v Liverpool Jnrs (U
12); Ba v Navua P1(All Age);
Lautoka v Rakiraki P2 (All Age);
Nadroga v Dreketi P3 (All Age);
Labasa v Nasinu P4 (All Age); Ba v
Nalawa P1 (V); Suva v Labasa P1
Sunday: 8am 1/4 final WP 1 v RUP
3 (All Age); 9am 1/4 final WP 2 v
RUP 4 (All Age); 10am 1/4 final WP
3 v RUP 1 (All Age); 11am 1/4 final
WP 4 v RUP 2 (All Age); 12pm –
3pm S/Final Veteran; 4pm Kids Soc-
cer Under 12; 5 pm Final Veteran;
6pm Final (All Age)
BATTLE OF THE GAINTS IN
Picture by Radio Apna Sports News