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SSC Newspaper : March 2014
Strathfield Scene 3 www.ourstrathfield.com.au NEWS Women use mineral make-up to protect their face from dust, smog and even the sun because there is such a large hole in our ozone layer. It acts as a barrier from the elements — make-up artist Miriam Van Cooten STRATHFIELD DONS GARBO GEAR FOR THE BIG CLEAN-UP Beauty without the beast In brief ANTOUN SHOOTING Beard clue in Strathfield shooting case Police investigating the murder of Joe Antoun believe it was the beard of the alleged hitman that uncovered his identity. CCTV footage around Mr Antoun’s Strathfield home revealed the killer, a man sporting very distinctive facial hair. Police allege that a man seen in the CCTV footage had a similar beard to the man currently accused of the shooting. Mr Antoun was gunned down at close range in front of his family at the door of his Jersey Road home at around 9:30pm on December 16. Two men have been charged with Mr Antoun’s murder. The Homicide Squad is still tr ying to determine the motivation behind Mr Antoun’s killing and investigations are continuing. DIGITAL SWITCHOVER Retune your TV this month Residents will need to retune their digital televisions and set-top boxes by March 18 as a number of channels change frequency in the final stage of the digital switchover. SBS and ABC are among the channels that may be affected during the conversion. To retune a device, press the “Menu” button on the remote control, look for the “Setup” option and find the “Scan”, “Channels” or “Auto-tuning” button to scan for new channels. For more information, see retune.digitalready. gov.au. CLOUD COMPUTING How to beat paperwork Business owners who are struggling with too much paperwork and invoices can learn how to efficiently manage their business at a two-hour workshop on understanding cloud technology and business management. The seminar will be held at the Ironbark Room, Strathfield Library, at 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush. It will be conducted by Thiva Thuraiappah of LALI Business Consulting who will demystify business in the cloud and explain how to use a cloud accounting system. The workshop is free. To register your interest, call 9748 9999 or email ash.chand@ strathfield.nsw.gov.au The craze for mineral make-up – environmentally friendly beauty products loved by stars such as Steven Tyler, Kate Ceberano, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields and Megan Gale – is about to hit Strathfield. As part of Treading Lightly, a joint venture between Strathfield, Burwood, Ashfield, Leichhardt and Canada Bay councils, this workshop will be showing women how to use mineral make-up and the benefits for their skin. Make-up artist Miriam Van Cooten has made up some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, including the stars listed above. She started her career in Los Angeles on film and commercial sets and has worked on fashion shoots and music videos all over the world. Now based in Sydney and working on weddings and commercial shoots as well as teaching, she uses mineral make-up on many of her clients. She said many women are now using this as an alternative. The whole range of make-up – from lipstick and foundation to eye-shadow and blushers – can be found in the mineral make-up range. “Lots of women are becoming very conscious of what chemicals they are putting on their skin and what effect it will have in the long run,” she said. “Mineral make-up is supposed to be a chemical-free alternative to regular make-up and the popularity is growing at a rapid rate. People want to take care of their bodies and their skin. That’s why organic mineral make-up is a great option for women who are extremely conscious about this.” This new form of make-up contains natural minerals including titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxide, mica, gold and magnesium. By using these natural elements, mineral make-up contains fewer chemical-based ingredients, so they do not clog pores, allowing the skin to “ breathe” naturally. “Mineral make-up doesn’t tend to aggravate the skin so someone with a bad acne condition might find that it causes less flare-ups,” Ms Van Cooten said. “Lots of people also see mineral make-up as a protector from the outside environment. So women use mineral make-up to protect their face from dust, smog and even the sun because there is such a large hole in our ozone layer. It acts as a barrier from the elements to their skin.” On March 23, Treading Lightly will also host a three-hour Yarrowee Wetlands Tour with a free barbecue. The wetlands are at Freshwater Park, Strathfield. 1. Check reputable websites and magazines and talk to friends who use mineral make-up. 2. If you have problem skin, talk to a clinical dermatologist. 3. Explore a few brands and ask for samples. 4. Check the ingredients list. Products should be fragrance and Mineral make-up is said to provide a much more natural look – with fewer chemicals and many skin benefits. preservative free and should contain titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica and iron oxides as “star” ingredients. 5. If you’re not sure of an ingredient, look it up on the Cosmetic Safety Database site, www.cosmetics database.com Products should not contain parabens, fragrances, binders or synthetic dyes. 6. Compare the net weight of products. Don’t be fooled by a large container with hardly anything in it. Tips from body + soul 6 MAKE-UP TIPS It’s a bit like a uniform: the bright yellow sack, the blue rubber gloves and, of course, the wellies. And these two youngsters in Belfield were wearing their volunteer garbo gear when they joined 572,400 volunteers nationwide for the annual Clean Up Australia Day. Volunteers are estimated to have picked up 15,700 tonnes of rubbish at 7140 sites across the country during the March 2 event. Every year, Strathfield Council chooses a new park on which to focus its clean-up efforts. This year, the event was held over three hours TREADING LIGHTLY MINERAL MAKE-UP WORKSHOP SUNDAY APRIL 27, 2PM. FREE STRATHFIELD LIBRARY, HOMEBUSH BOOKING: STRATHFIELD.NSW.GOV.AU at the playground at the end of Chisholm Street, Belfield – Cooke Park . Dressed in comfortable clothing, closed footwear and layered with sun protection, the group helped fill bags with litter found around the park. At this month’s council meeting, Mayor Daniel Bott thanked Strathfield residents for participating. He said it was disappointing to see the large amounts of waste being recovered. “Strathfield residents are fortunate to live in a beautiful area,anditisuptoustokeepit that way,” he said. “Having days like Clean Up Australia brings the community together for a great cause and every piece of litter collected has a direct benefit to our natural environment.” Free lunch was provided. The council also arranged for a free shuttle bus from Strathfield Station to pick up residents unable to make their own way to the park. Last year, cigarette butts were the most collected item on Clean Up Australia Day, followed by alcohol beverage containers and non-alcoholic beverage containers.