NovoPen Echo insulin cartridges recalled in China

A NovoPen Echo insulin cartridge.Six batches of NovoPen Echo insulin cartridge holders have been recalled.
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Authorities believe there is a risk that they may crack or break if exposed to chemicals in certain cleaning agents.

People who use a cracked or broken cartridge holder could be delievered a smaller dose of insulin than expected leading to high blood sugar levels, potentially putting the person at risk of hyperglycemia.

Novo Nordisk has advised that if people clean the pens as described in the User Guide, there is no reason that cracking of the cartridge holder will occur.

The batches involved are:

The recall only relates to some batches of the cartridge holders and there are no reported problems with the insulin being administered.

People with diabetes who use a NovoPen Echo should immediately check the batch number.

What to do if you are using an affected NovoPen EchoDo not stop treatment without consulting your doctor.Register your contact details (name, address, phone number, email and number of affected cartridge holders) either viawww.novonordisk苏州夜总会招聘.auor atwww.novonordisk苏州夜总会招聘/novopenecho5.htmlin order to receive a replacement cartridge holder. A replacement should arrive in about seven days.You should measure your blood sugar levels as instructed by your health care provider and more frequently if symptoms of too high or too low blood sugar levels develop unexpectedly.In the event that you experience symptoms of too high blood sugar levels involving this product, contact your doctor for advice.Report any adverse events or complaints to the NovoCare Customer Care Centre, which can be reached at 0800 733 737 or via email at [email protected]苏州夜总会招聘.

Ray Speechley disappearance: where was the dog unit?

Where was the dog unit when Ray went missing? Ray Speechley, right, his wife Jan, top left, and a memorial.
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Mrs Speechley keeps asking the same question: “where are you?”. Photo: Robert Peet

Jan Speechley displays a hand-drawn picture of her beloved Ray. Photo: Robert Peet

The Speechleys on their wedding day.

Ray’s daughter Nikii Smith and his wife, Jan Speechley.

Hayley Speechley described her ‘Pop’ as a kind and genuine man. Picture: Adam McLean

Raymond Speechley, 77, was last seen in July last year at a retirement home on Ruth Place, Dalmeny.

A memorial cross to Mr Speechley, built by the Narooma Men’s Shed, has been erected near the place where he was last seen.

A search dog called Rufus has joined the search effort for Ray Speechley.

A search for missing man Ray Speechley organised by his family took place west of the Princes Highway, Dalmeny, in October last year. Photo: Nikii Smith

TweetFacebookJan Speechley goes to sleep each night looking at ahand-drawn picture of her husband Ray’sface.In the morning it’s the first thing she sees.

She eyes up Ray’s likenesswith frustration sometimes;other days she has only tenderness for him. Always -for more than a year now -she asks him the same question: “where are you?”.

Raymond Speechley, 77, was last seen in July last year at a retirement home on Ruth Place, Dalmeny.

Mrs Speechley was 16 years old when her path crossed Ray’s at TAFE’s West Wollongong campus, where she was studying to become a stenographer andhe, a boilermaker.

At 18 they went to the same dance, before she let him walk her home to her Narooma door.They were married at age 19 and spent57 years, nine months and 10 days together, until the day Ray scaled two fences to get clear of aSouth Coast nursing home, made it to the Princes Highway,and vanished.

The Speechleys on their wedding day.

Now Mrs Speechley, 78, must live without Ray. She has collapsed a few times from the stress of his disappearance. Recently she sold the South Coast home they had shared,with its views of the ocean, and moved to a more modest house in Albion Park so she couldbe close to her Illawarra-based son and grandchildren.

Once the fog of her earlyshock lifted, it all seemed so avoidable. Ray had changed with Alzheimer’s, but she had only placed him in the home –an IRT facility – for temporary respite. She had visited him about an hour before he disappeared.

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Despite theabove-and-beyond effort of individual local officers, she questions why the NSW Police Dog Unit wasn’t brought in, in the immediate aftermath of her husband’s vanishing. She says it was a month before two police dogs – one of them a cadaver dog -searched the bush near where Ray was last seen.

“They did have SES and some firefighters searching (initially), but it was nothing of the scale that at it was a month later. Why wasn’tit done sooner?” Mrs Speechley said.

“For us as a family, it was wrong. Those first days are crucial, and that’s what we lost.”

In a short statement, a NSW Police spokeswoman cited “operational reasons” as cause for delaying the dog unit.

“There were a number of operational reasons the Dog Unit was not called at the earlier time during this investigation and NSW Police Force and other relevant parties have spoken to the family of MrSpeechley directly about these reasons,” the spokeswoman said.

“The matter is now before the Coroner and NSW Police Force will not be commenting further on the incident.”

Alerted to her husband’s abscondment, Mrs Speechley was returning to the nursing home when she saw a red car parked in a strange position beside the highway. Something about it caught her eye, but there was nowhere to turn around. By the time she came back to it, the driver was pulling away with someone in the passenger seat. Could it have been Ray? The question plays on repeat.

“I beat myself up every day for not getting the number plate,” Mrs Speechley said.

The Speechleyshave turned to the new not-for-profit Sydney Search Dogs to carry out further searches of the area.Mrs Speechley wonders if her husband could have gone into one of the area mines.

She knows in her heart that Ray is not alive. If he were, he would have made it back to her by now.

Atnight she hears him calling to her. She cannot sleep sometimes because of it.She remembers their teenage courtship –the dance, and how he walked two kilometres out of his way to take her home that night, with her brother chaperoning. How they traveled the world andmade a family together.

“He was gorgeous, he was gentle, he was lovable. He was funny. He was just lovely to look at,” Mrs Speechley said.

“Even to the end, he had a special way of looking at you, with a mischievous look on his face. He was just so special, to me anyway.”

“For it to end the way it did is heartbreaking. I just want to bring him home now, and put him to rest.”

An artist drew Ray’s picture as part of a campaign by the Missing Persons Advocacy Network–Unmissables – which aims to help jog the memories of the public and reignite interest in the missing.

Mrs Speechley keeps the picture close. Ray looks out from the frame, still a hint of mischief behind his eyes. He’s there for thesleepless nights and to ask until an answer comes: “where are you?”.

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Getting good at building resilience

FIRE UP: In the cauldron of emotions that was Suncorp Stadium NSW forged a new chapter in character-building defeats.SIMON WALKER: That’s Life archive
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If State of Origin proves one thing, it’s that sport builds resilience, and that’s a good thing, although it didn’t feel that way about 10pm Wednesday night.

It might also suggest that sportis an inverted pyramid where the majority of Blues supporters are united in failure, but that might sound bitter and I’m not bitter.

I’m resilient, because what else are you gonna do after the greatest game of the Greatest Game Of All turned out simply not the best for disheartened New South Welsh people?

It’s certainly highligted the fact that when it comes to sport, a few get to win and the rest get to develop character, which in the greater scheme of things, doesn’t really matter, although it obviously stings because I’m still banging on about it.

Reflecting on the freshly crushed optimism of the Cockroaches, yet again, you have to applaud Queensland and marvel at the great theatre of sport and how fickle the finger of fate can be.

It reminded me ofthe exquisite cruelty Knights rookie Brock Lamb experienced last weekend with hisshanked kick against the Bulldogs. He’dnearly steered his team to victory but bombed an in-goal grubber with a minute to go which enabled Canterbury to run the length of the field and go ahead. All seemed lost for Lamb but thegreat scriptwriters in the sky gave him a chance to redeem with apenalty after the bell.

Thoughts turned to Johnathan Thurston lining up a kick from the sideline with a broken shoulder to win the second State of Origin this year. So much at stake, so much pressure, and JT puts it over the black dot, later saying that when the opportunity came he was excited to deliver.

Lamb might have hoped for a similar fairytale but the scriptwriters had a second bitter twist in store.

He butchered the kick and the Knights lost leaving us all to reflect on what a character-building season it’s been.

And that’s no criticism of Lamb because he’s a good young player who’s kicked heaps of goals before and will kick more in the future. But resilience sprang to mind, because we all have these moment.

I was reminded ofa D-grade basketball match way back when. I got fouled on full-time and had two free throws to win the match. My time to shine. Obviously not Origin, but it’s all relative.

The moment was not lost as I took up position at the stripe, telling myself I CAN DO THIS! The first shot, which would have won it, may have hit the ring. I can’t remember becauseit was forgettable. The second shot I’ll always remember because it was so forgettable.

Itarced off the hand, curling in slow motion towards its destiny, like Icarus towards the sun, and with greatness beckoning, exploded like the Spaceship Challenger just short of the ringin a starburst of air-ball mediocrity.

Onthe spectrum of efforts cometh the moment it does not get much lower. Unless I someday throw two airballs in a game of some consequence.

Not to worry, though, because it’s how you react that matters most and I think I quietly groaned for an hour or so afterwards and even now shake my head. Indeed, it’spossible that air ball gave me a twitch. But life goes on and you console yourself that at least you put yourself in a position to blow your chance to be a hero.

That’s how I’m rationalising State of Origin this year, again –another character-building opportunity to build reslience as we move ever forwards in hope.

Majority of federal MPs refuse to sign up to Tony Fitzgerald’s ethical standards

Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald is part of a push to clean up Canberra. Photo: Greg WhiteFewer than a quarter of federal politicians have agreed to commit to new ethical standards devised by legendary corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald – and there is not a single Turnbull government MP among them.

The former judge teamed up with the left-leaning Institute think tank to survey every federal politician on their values as part of a plan to clean up Canberra and build momentum for a federal anti-corruption body.

The Queensland QC –whopresided over the Fitzgerald Inquiry that ultimatelyled tothe resignation of former state premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen– developed the questionnaire to test MPs about their attitudes towards accountability, integrity, nepotism,deception and the spending of public money.

But the response from MPs was underwhelming, with just 53 of the 226signing up to the so-called “Fitzgerald Principles”. Thirty-six refused to commitand 137did not reply to repeated requests to participate.

“The refusal of a majority of politicians to commit publicly to normal standards of behaviour puts the need for an effective anti-corruption commission beyond doubt,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

“The major parties surely realise that the public wants politicians to behave honourably and thatthe scandals which are causing ns to lose faith in democracy involvetheir members.”

Thirty-eight members of the ALP agreed to the principles, including Opposition Leader Bill Shorten andshadow attorney-general MarkDreyfus.Sevenmembers of the n Greens signed up, as did allfour members of the NickXenophonTeam, two independentsand One Nation’s Pauline Hanson.

No Coalition MPs – who are often instructed not to take part in surveys – signed up.

Institute deputy director EbonyBennettsaid polling shows a majority of ns support establishing a federal anti-corruption commission with the power to hold public hearings. “A federal ICAC would help restore the public’s eroding faith in federal politicians and institutions,” she said.

Under current rules federal ministers are required to uphold a Statement of Ministerial Standards that insists on “the highest standards of integrity and propriety”.

However there is no code of conduct covering other federal MPs or senators.

Thirty-sevenprominent ns have joined Mr Fitzgerald’s push, including high-profile barristersRobertRichter,Geoffrey Watson,Brian Walters,KristineHanscombeand StephenKeim.

The principlesare also supported by former NSW DPP NicholasCowdery, ACTU president Ged Kearney,former NSW Parliament speakerand Liberal MP KevinRozzoliand a long list of academics.

The results will be a focus of theAccountability and the Law 2017 Conference to be held in Canberra in August.

The Fitzgerald PrinciplesTo act honourably and fairly and solely in the public interestTo treat all citizens equallyTo tell the truthNot to mislead or deceiveNot to withholdor obfuscate information to which voters are entitledNot to spend public money except for public benefitNot to use your position or information gained from your position for your benefit or the benefit of a family member, friend, political party or other related entity

‘The devil incarnate’: Barnaby Joyce on decentralisation debate

Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. Photo: Andrew MearesBarnaby Joyce says he’s pushing ahead with the Coalition plans to force relocations of government departments from Canberra, despite the policy seeing him cast as “the devil incarnate”.

A day after going to market for a permanent home for the relocated n Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority in his own electorate of New England, the acting Prime Minister said he’s faced opposition for trying to move public service departments and agencies from Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne to regional cities.

“So often we have to accept services being taken away from regional centres,” he toldThe Armidale Express.

“It’s amazing the fight I’ve had to deal with in moving services back to a regional centre.

“The Canberra Timeshas basically made me a key feature of their front page.I am the devil incarnate because I dare to have a belief for other places in apart from Canberra.”

Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. Photo: Andrew Meares

The government is seekingbetween 2000 and 3200 square metres of office space in Armidalefor the authority, which is currently working from a temporary office and with an interim chief executive.

The new building must be within 10 kilometres’ radius of the University of New England campus and close to a commercial or retail precinct, with public transport links and car parking.

Despite more than 50 regulatory scientists and former chief executive Kareena Arthy leaving ahead of the controversial forced move, Mr Joyce said it was good news for the city.

“That’s great for the economy, that’s great for the shops in the mall, that’s great for the local district, it’s great for confidence in Armidale,” he said.

The authority is expecting staff to decide if they will join the move to Armidale towards the end of next year, with the final transition completed by July 2019.

Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie talked up the Coalition’s decentralisation agenda in northern Victoria this week, meeting with local councillors and calling for the private sector to invest in country towns and cities.

She said the Turnbull government wanted to help communities in the Indigo Shire – which includes Rutherglen, Chiltern, Beechworth and Yackandandah – to benefit from public service jobs.

“In Melbourne the average price of a house is approaching $1 million. In Wodonga, it’s much more attractive at $375,000 and in Chiltern that drops to an average of $230,000.

“So while re-located staff from Commonwealth agencies and offices would be located in the regional cities, they can live in a very attractive town like Chiltern which is just 20 minutes from Wodonga,” Senator McKenzie said.

Government ministers are beingrequired to justify keeping agencies and departments in their portfolios in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne by next month.

Cabinet will sign off on more forced moves before the end of the year.

Fenner MP Andrew Leigh said regional ‘s development shouldn’t hurt Canberra.

“Barnaby Joyce’s plan to force hard working public servants to move to his electorate will cost taxpayers more and deliver worse services,” he said.

“Pork barrelling jobs to the regions is bad for Canberra and bad for the nation.”

– withMadeline Link

No, Jayden K Smith is not coming to hack your Facebook account

Hackers friending you or your friends will not give them access to your computer. A hoax message warning Facebook Messenger users not to accept friend requests from a “hacker” named JaydenK Smith has begun to circulateacross the world, prompting confusion and an avalanche of memes.

Like most viral Facebook messages, it’s a totally made up story that scares users with a vague threat before imploring them to forward the lie on to all their friends or suffer the consequences.

Also like most Facebook posts, itis very easily debunked if you think about it for more than three seconds before forwarding it on.

I am proud to announce Jayden K Smith as the new head of cyber security. He will be working with the Russians and maybe North Korea. #MAGA

— Donald J. Trump (@realdonalbtrump) July 10, 2017I don’t know who “Jayden K Smith” is on Facebook but he’s sent every middle-aged friend I have into social overdrive

— Seán Maher (@irishkangaroo) July 10, 2017

If the threat was that Jayden K Smith was a hacker who would try to befriend you and convince you to click on a link or open a file, it would be a much more believable threat. But of course that lacks the all-important impetus for users to forward the message to all their friends.

The idea that a person “has the system” connected to your Facebook account, and will hack you if any of your friendaccepts his request, is blatantly ridiculous. What system? How does the originator of the message know anything about a “system” connected to your personal account? How does the hacker’s connection to a friend of yours put you at risk of anything?

It’s obvious though thatthe silliness of the threat is not immediately obvious to everyone, as the message has circulated broadly enough to become a running joke online.

The “don’t add x and also tell all your friends” hoax is an incredibly old prank, the earliest known version listed onSnopes苏州夜网dating back to the Geocities days in 2000. Usually it’s a simple case of a prankster wanting to see how far their clever joke will be circulated, althoughthe moremalevolent forms hope to bully someone by unfairly connecting their name with a worldwide nuisance.

While it’s unclear which kind this latest prank is, individuals who happen to be called Jayden K Smith are probably having a pretty weird time.


Knights winger Chanel Mata’utia reflects on his return to the NRL.

CHANEL Mata’utia might have been out of sight, and out of mind, for the best part of two years.

FLASHBACK: Teammates show concern in March when Chanel Mata’utia tears his hamstring during a training session. Picture: Getty Images

But nobody needed to remind his eldest sibling of what he had to offer, given the chance.

“I believe he could be the best out of the four of us,” Peter Mata’utia said after Sunday’s 20-18 loss to Canterbury, which was Chanel’s first NRL game in 16 months.

Since debuting alongside youngest brother Sione in late 2014, Chanel has endured a torrid time.

In his first seven top-grade games, he scored five tries, including a hat-trick when marking up against Parramatta superstar Semi Radradra.

Then in seasons 2015 and 2016, he made justone appearance apiece, as knee, shoulder and hamstring injuries continually set him back.

Last season he could only watch from the stands as Peter, Sione and their other brother, Pat, featured regularly in Newcastle’s top team.

But on Sunday, the 24-year-old was not about to waste his opportunity after earning a long-awaited recall.

Playing outside Peter and Sione on Newcastle’s left edge, he scored a try, made 132 metres in attack and hit Bulldogs winger Marcelo Montoya with a tackle that rattled his teeth.

“He’s a big boy, got good footwork, hard to handle out of yardage,’’ Peter said. “He helps us get forward, gets our sets started … it’s just been his injuries.’’

Knights coach Nathan Brown said Chanel was “a talent” who had plenty of scope for improvement.

“If he gets his life away from footy –his diet –if he gets all that right, there’s a good footballer inside Chanel Mata’utia,’’ Brown said.

“I’ve got no doubt about that at all.

“He needs a little bit of luck to go his way and he needs to make some right decisions himself. But he had a great impact out there [against Canterbury] and I’d be hopeful he can have a little run where he can play a number of games in a row.’’

Peter said that, in his junior years, Chanel was happy to “go with the flow”, and for that reason he was overlooked for representative teams.

“But I think now it’s starting to kick in, that if he really wants it, he’s got to work hard for it,’’ Peter said.

Reflecting on Sunday’s game, Chanel felt he was “a bit rusty” and was disappointed that Montoya scored a try down his edge.

But he also exuded a sense of relief and satisfaction.

“After all the injuries, it’s good to be back,’’ he said. “I’ve been fighting to get back up there since the start of last season. I’ve just to keep working hard and knuckle down. I need to be more consistent in“D”, but it was a good first hit-out.’’

Bones are a serious matter

This article is sponsored byOsteoporosis .

WHEN it comes to your health it’s common to wait until the very last moment to act.

We can often delay going to the doctor especially for early signsof a more serious disease.

As the world’s population lives longer the significance of osteoporosis and fractures increases.

Obviously bones don’t deteriorate overnight but did you know your bone density begins to gradually decrease from age 30?

So taking preventative measures throughout your lifetime is vital in building and maintaining strong bones that will be the key to your independence in your later years.

To paint a picture of how prolific this disease really is, take a look at the statistics released on the 27 June in the ‘Osteoporosis report: Failure to prevent fractures costing all states and territories’.

The brittle bones of ns aged 50 years+ is expected to cost a whopping $3.1 billion this year alone.

Osteoporosis CEO, Greg Lyubomirsky said action is needed to improve the health outcomes for patients and their families.

“The report clearly indicates the rising cost of osteoporosis and related fractures and the majority of this cost is actually due to fractures, which is a consequence of osteoporosis,” Mr Lyubomirsky said.

By 2022 the 10-year cost of broken bones will climb to an estimated $21.9 billion.

“We need to remember that this cost is not just impacting our healthcare system it’s also significantly impacting patients and their families.

“It disrupts normal life and patients often cannot perform activities like working, driving, or shopping and consequently they become reliant. This reality means we have double impact within the community.

“One is cost and one is suffering for patients and families who actually suffer from fractures,” Mr Lyubomirsky said.

The release of the report coincides with the launch of the independent SOS Fracture Alliance – ’s first national alliance of 30 medical, allied health, patient and consumer organisations focusing on the prevention of osteoporotic fractures with a goal to ‘make the first break the last’.

The alliance seeks to prevent fractures from happening by increasing nation-wide recognition of the disease and help to close the gap in osteoporosis care.

Mr Lyubomirsky said there is a significant gap in patient care and the problem is with patients who have fractured a bone and are patched up but not investigated for osteoporosis.

Four-out-of-five ns treated for an osteoporotic fracture are not tested for osteoporosis, and therefore, are not offered treatment for osteoporosis

“There are 160,000 osteoporotic fractures expected in this year.

“However we know probably at least half will be discharged from hospital without any investigations or testing for osteoporosis, just an acute repair of the fracture, whether it’s surgery or a plaster,” Mr Lyubomirsky said.

“There is no investigation such as a bone density test, and in some cases no blood test to check vitamin D and calcium deficiencies so basically the patient is put back into the community without any knowledge of what’s happening with their bones.”

So why is this happening?

“It’s like a building structure with cracks on the wall but we’re not looking at the foundation and that’s very important because if the foundation isn’t correct you’re at risk of having more fractures.

Normal bone matrix (left) vs osteoporosis

“This means the bones will fracture more often and patients will continue coming back to the hospital system and it’s costing everyone more,” Mr Lyubomirsky said.

The good news is there are proactive steps you can take for risk assessment that will only take a few minutes.

The ‘Know Your Bones’ online assessment tool is one proactive measure created by Osteoporosis and The Garvan Institute of Medical Research that puts the power in the hands of the patient to help understand and self-assess their risk.

“The majority of patients do not understand the importance of bone health or that a broken bone or fracture can be due to a disease like osteoporosis.

“The majority of the population who have high blood pressure and cholesterol understand the consequences of it and that it may lead to heart attack or a stroke, however that’s not necessarily the link with broken bones and osteoporosis.

“This is a very important message as it’s a real and immediate medical emergency but it’s also an ongoing medical issue because once a fracture occurs, it can occur again if the underlying cause is not attended to appropriately,” Mr Lyubomirsky said.

Bone health needs to be made a priority and it’s a collective responsibility of ours.

It’s time to be proactive by taking the necessary measures to help you maintain a healthy, independent lifestyle, free of pain and suffering caused by broken bones.

For recommendations on exercise, diet, preventative measures and treatment options visit the Osteoporosis website.

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Health Minister Brad Hazzard listened to the community on Maitland Hospital, and then responded.

ON October 31, 1901 –less than a year after n federation –NSW Parliament’s Upper House exercised itsconsiderable energies discussing an issue that few thought would be controversial –the Maitland HospitalEnabling Bill.

But controversial it ended up being.

The Bill called for funds raised by a Maitland Hospital committee to be diverted from maintaining the existing hospital, to build a new hospital. The government proposed matching the committee’s funds, pound for pound.

Reading Hansard from that day is like reading the Hansard of 116 years later, when the subject of Maitland Hospital has come up for debate.

Like debate in 2017, the 1901 Parliament was told that the existing hospital was “not at all suited tothe purposes for which a hospital is required” by a “very populous locality”.

Port Stephens-born MP Henry Dangar jumped to his feet during debate in 1901 to say he did “not propose to mix myself up in any of the squabbles that are apparently going on with regard to this Maitland Hospital”.

But the Bill eventually passed. The new hospital was built.

For at least the past six years the future of Maitland Hospital has been the subject of strong debate after a NSW Coalition campaign promise to build the facility. LaborMaitland MP Jenny Aitchison has made the new Maitland Hospital a key commitment since her election, with a prominent clock on her website counting off, by the second, the time since the Coalition promise.

As of Tuesday, it had been 2336 days since that promise. It was also the day NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard drew a line under the highly controversial public/private model announced in 2016, with a plan for a new $450 million hospital at Metford after a not-for-profit provider is “approached” to build and run it.

The announcement came only days after the government also ruled out a privatised Wyong Hospital.

There is much to commend in the new Maitland Hospital model –particularly cancer services –and it is clear Mr Hazzardhas consulted widely to address people’s quite reasonable concerns.

There are obvious questions that still need to be answered, but the minister deserves credit for listening to the community, and responding.

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Edgeworth goalkeeper Nate Cavaliere takes chance with both handsphotos

FLYING EAGLE: Edgeworth goalkeeper Nate Cavaliere in full flight during the FFA Cup. Picture: Max Mason-HubersOn paper at least,or from the outside, it might not have seemed the smartest of moves for Nate Cavaliere.

Nate Cavaliere’s leap of faith to Edgeworth rewarded | photos TweetFacebookThe 23-year-old goalkeeperhad spenttwo years in the shadow of veteran Brad Swancott atLambton Jaffas, but instead of moving down to a lower-ranked team in search of game time, Cavaliere went to the top.

Cavaliere joined Edgeworth, who had just finished a second season of domination in the Northern NSW National Premier League. Jim Fogarty had been the mainstay in goalsand even secured a short-term deal with the Newcastle Jets as injury cover last November.

Coach Damian Zane, though, was keen to increase competition for spots and Cavaliere was up for the challenge.

Fifteen games in, Cavaliere is statistically the bestin the NPL.

He has started in every game for the league-leading Eagles, whohave the best defensive record, with just 10 goals conceded. He also has seven clean sheets to have the NPL goalkeeping award all but secured, and he’s helped his team into the FFA Cup round of 32.

And all in his first full season of top-grade NPL action, a fact that most excites Zane.

“We didn’t promise him anything,” Zane said.“But he came in, Jim was away on holidays, and Nate got his shot and did nothing wrong.

“You could say it’s easy to keep your spot behind our defence but I said to the keepers, ‘any mistake will be getting punished’, justbecause they are all there and they want a fair go.

“But he hasn’t put a foot wrong and considering it’s his first year in first grade andgoalkeeping is all about experience, it’s exciting to think where he may be in a few years.”

Cavaliere was also highly valued at the Jaffas and was being groomed to take over from Swancott, who was expected to retire at the end of last season.However, the 37-year-old played on this year, prompting Cavaliere’s switch to the Eagles.

Cavaliere, though, had only gratitude for the Jaffas and was thankful for his time learning from Swancott.

“If you’ve got life in the legs, you want to keep going, so there’s no hard feelings there at all,” he said. “I’d be the same.”

Cavaliere, who spent three years at West Wallsend before joining Jaffas, said he had no expectations at Edgeworth.

“They give a lot of young players a chance out there and Zaney had always rewarded people for good performances,” he said. “I thought if I went there and did well, I’d get rewarded.”

He said standing behind the likes of Pat Wheeler and Josh Evans “makes my job easy” and he had quickly learned why the Eagles had become so successful.

“Just the attitude and atmosphere the players have,” he said.“It’s a never-say-die attitude and the training we put in, the intensity and quality is always there.Eventually that always shows on the pitch.”

Cavaliere, who works as a waiter and personal trainer,admitted to feeling intimidated initially training with the all-conquering squad but said they had welcomed himin and were “agreat bunch of lads”.

The Warners Bay junior has ambitions to play at a higher level but was focused on staying on top in his breakthrough season at the Eagles.

“I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself,” he said.“I just want to keep my head down, do the right things at training, and hopefully it can continue.

”Usually at Edgeworth, which has been different than previous seasons for me, is sometimes you only get that one moment in games, and you’ve got to win it, so it’s a matter of staying focused for the whole 90.”