Fely Irvine is a Filipino-Australian actress and dancer. She became a contestant in The Voice, she left Hi-5 in 2011 after three years with the group. Fely went on the live in the U. S where sings on the Mastros circuit, she was a contestant on American Idol and made top 60. She replaced Sun Park in 2009 and was in turn succeeded by Dayen Zheng in 2012. Fely is of half-Scottish ancestry. Fely became engaged to Home and Away star Tai Hara in 2015, the couple married in Bali in 2017. Fely Irvine on IMDb
Nathan Foley (singer)
Nathan Foley is an Australian musician, performer and an original member of Australian children's entertainment group Hi-5. He left Hi-5 in December 2008 after ten years with the group. Nathan started singing professionally at 10 years old with bands singing jazz, rnb and rock In clubs in Sydney Australia. During his school years, Foley performed in the Coca-Cola Schools Spectacular for seven years as a soloist working with big bands and orchestra's and graduated from the Talent Development Project in 1997. In 1998, Nathan joined an original member of the children's musical group Hi-5, subsequently performed with the group for the next 10 years touring the world winning 5 Aria awards and 3 Logies achieving 1 double platinum, 3 platinum and 1 gold record; as a solo artist, Nathan has independently released 8 solo albums and a remastered album recorded when he was 10 years old called Good Times as a special edition. In 2009, Foley completed a season of Jerry Springer The Opera at the Sydney Opera House and played Kenickie in the Olivia Newton-John Foundation musical Grease on the Beach.
He performed as a soloist in 2009 at The V8 Supercars and World Masters Games, sung the Australian Anthem at the Darling Harbour Australia Day Celebrations in 2010 in front of quarter of a million. Nathan performed in the musical Mamma Mia!, touring Australia in 2010 and toured in 2011 with a new show, Acoustic Rhythms. He was Co-Presenter of a show called Gathering on Foxtel’s Indigenous Network NITV. In 2011, he worked as a traffic reporter at the Australian Traffic network delivering traffic reports for Mix 106.5, 101.7 WSFM, 2GO, Sea FM, Triple M, 2GW and 2UE. Foley was a top 3 contestant on the Network Ten show I Will Survive.which took him from Sydney to Northern Territory, LA, Las Vegas and New York to perform. During the True Colors episode of this series, performed in Hermannsburg, NT, Foley revealed that he is descended from the aboriginal Yuin people on his mothers side while his father is of Irish and Swedish descent. In 2016 Nathan won Princess cruises Entertainer of the year for his big band solo shows being the first Australian to Win this title out of thousands worldwide.
Nathan is travelling the world performing at major corporate functions, a guest entertainer on Cruise liners and television. Foley's original music ranges from Children's Music. See Hi-5 for Foley's releases with the group. Good Times - 1990 Discovery - 2003 - Studio album Live at the Starlight - 2005 - Live album "Acoustic Rhythms" - 2011 - Live album " Now And Forever" - 2014 - Studio Album " Infatuated - 2015 - Single " Mama - 2016 - Studio Album. " Christmas Time With You - 2016 - Studio Album " At This Moment - 2018 - Studio Album " I'll Be Coming Home To You - 2019 - Single Nathan Foley has won a total of nine awards, four as a solo performer and eight with Hi-5. 1998 Mo Award Winner - Johnny O'Keefe Encouragement Award 1998 Winner Best New Talent - ACE Awards 1998 Winner 2UE Youth in Cabaret - City of Sydney Performing Arts Challenge 1998 Winner of the open Contemporary Vocal Solo - City of Sydney Performing Arts Challenge 2000 ARIA Award - Hi-5 - Jump and Jive with Hi-5 2000 TV Week Logie Award - Hi-5 2001 ARIA Award - Hi-5 - It's a Party 2001 TV Week Logie Award - Hi-5 2002 ARIA Award - Hi-5 - Boom Boom Beat 2003 ARIA Award - Hi-5 - Celebrate 2004 ARIA Award - Hi-5 - Holiday 2004 TV Week Logie Award - Hi-5 2016 Princess Cruises Entertainer Of The Year - Solo Award INSTAGRAM - www.instagram.com/nathanfoleyofficial Official website Nathan Foley on IMDb
Sydney Motorsport Park
Sydney Motorsport Park is a motorsport circuit located on Brabham Drive, Eastern Creek, New South Wales, adjacent to the Western Sydney International Dragway. It was built and is owned by the New South Wales Government and is operated by the Australian Racing Drivers Club; the circuit is one of only two permanent tracks in Australia with an FIA Grade 2 International license and is licensed for both cars and motorcycles. The development of circuit was approved in 1989 and construction began soon after. However, construction was delayed by poor weather and debates over land ownership. A test race open to Superbikes was held in July 1990 and the circuit was opened by then-New South Wales Minister for Sport Bob Rowland-Smith on 10 November 1990 with the running of the Nissan Sydney 500 endurance race for Group A touring cars. In 1991, the consortium formed to fund the circuit suffered financial problems and the complex was purchased by the New South Wales Government; the pit facilities provide fifty garages with direct access to the paddock area and a covered 4,000-seat grandstand overlooks the finish line, providing a view of the majority of the circuit.
Events are held at the circuit on most weekends during the year. On 11 August 2006, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Ron Dickson, the A1 Grand Prix circuit designer who designed the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, suggested that Sydney Motorsport Park was not up to modern standards and needed to be upgraded. On 28 April 2008, it was announced that Apex Circuit Design Ltd. had been commissioned to perform a $350,000 feasibility study on upgrading the track to suit more purposes and hold larger events such as the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, however nothing came of this proposed upgrade. In early 2011, the circuit received funding for a $9 million upgrade, with the New South Wales Government providing $7 million and the Australian Racing Drivers Club funding the other $2 million; the upgrade reconfigured the circuit into four layouts, with two able to be operated at the same time, with a total length of 4.5 kilometres. The upgrade included an additional pit lane facility to cater for the new configuration, a new race control tower and new amenities buildings.
Work on the upgrades began in June 2011, with a new piece of road joining turns nine. This link road, finished in October 2011, created the new "Druitt Circuit" known as the North Circuit; the 830-metre extension on the south-eastern part of the circuit was completed in May 2012 to create the new "Amaroo Circuit". On 21 May 2012, the circuit was renamed from Eastern Creek International Raceway to Sydney Motorsport Park. Construction of the new pit lane between turns four and five began at this time. After the first Australian motorcycle Grand Prix held at Phillip Island in 1989, there was a conflict over advertising between the Victorian Government and the tobacco industry, who were major sponsors of the Grand Prix teams; the New South Wales Government saw this as an opportunity to bring the race to Sydney and in October 1990, a deal was made for the Grand Prix to be held at what was known as Eastern Creek International Raceway from 1991 to 1993. The race remained at the circuit until 1996 before returning to Phillip Island in 1997.
The circuit has hosted rounds of the Australian Superbike Championship. The Australian round of the A1 Grand Prix championship was held at Sydney Motorsport Park from the 2005–06 season to the 2007–08 season. During the 2006–07 event on 4 February 2007, German driver Nico Hülkenberg set the outright lap record for the original circuit layout with a 1:19.142 lap time in the A1 Team Germany prepared Lola-Zytek. The first touring car event at the circuit was the 1990 Nissan Sydney 500, an endurance race, the final round of both the 1990 Australian Endurance Championship and the 1990 Australian Manufacturers' Championship. In the early 1990s, the circuit hosted the Winfield Triple Challenge, an event which featured Australian Touring Car Championship teams and drivers alongside Superbikes and drag racing; the circuit first hosted a championship round of the ATCC in 1992 and held a round every year, excluding 1998 and 2006, until 2008. Further to this, the circuit hosted the season-ending Grand Finale in 2003 and 2004, with Marcos Ambrose winning the round and the championship title on both occasions.
In 2009 the circuit was dropped in favour of the Sydney 500 on the Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit. The circuit returned to the V8 Supercars calendar in 2012 after V8 Supercars failed to secure a second international event. After another year off the calendar in 2013, the circuit has returned to the calendar from 2014 onwards; the official pre-season V8 Supercar test day was held at the circuit in 2011 and 2013 to 2015. The 2013 test day was the first time that the four Car of the Future manufacturers appeared together at a public event; the 2015 test day clashed with the 2015 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, preventing V8 Supercars drivers from competing in the race. Notes^1 – Sydney Motorsport Park hosted two rounds of the 2003 and 2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series. An event organised and promoted by Australian Muscle Car magazine, the Muscle Car Masters is held on Father's Day every year; the event includes races and demonstration laps featuring Australian muscle cars and ex-race cars from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Regular racing classes include Group N, Group C, Group A and Touring Car Masters while different car clubs have their cars on display each year and take part in demonstration laps. Significant cars in Australian motorsport are present and complete laps of the circuit. While the main focus is
Springwood, New South Wales
Springwood is a town in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia. Springwood is located 72 kilometres west of Sydney in the local government area of the City of Blue Mountains. At the 2016 census, Springwood had a population of 8,475 people. Springwood is near the Blue Mountains National Park and the Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Site, it is 371 metres above sea level and, like most of the towns in the vicinity, is located on a narrow ridge between two gorges. Winmalee is to the north. Springwood railway station sits between Valley Heights and Faulconbridge on the Blue Mountains railway line; the Springwood area was first occupied by the Oryang-Ora aboriginal clan belonging to the wider Darug aboriginal tribe of the wider Sydney region. They settled the area 40,000 years ago, with many rock carvings and art sites in the area. At the time of settlement the chief of the clan was Oryang Jack, drawn by French artist Pellier."Oryang-Ora" was the reference to the area that marked the dividing ridge line between the Darug tribes of the north and the Gundungurra tribes to the south in the Blue Mountains area.
In 1815, Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his wife stopped by. The place was named Springwood: "Spring" from the springs in the area, "wood" from the local Mountain Blue Gums of the area; as a town developed, the main street was named Macquarie Road, after Governor Macquarie. The first railway line was put through the Blue Mountains in 1867, the Springwood station was built in 1868; this station was replaced by a more substantial building in the Victorian Gothic style, constructed in 1884 under the direction of John Whitton, Chief Engineer of NSW Railways. Springwood Station is the second-oldest surviving station in the Blue Mountains, it is listed on the Register of the National Estate as well as having a New South Wales heritage listing. In 1892, James Hunter Lawson built Braemar, a large, single-storey house situated on a sixty-acre property on Macquarie Road. Braemar started as a family residence, but became a convalescent home, a boarding house, a private home again and a guesthouse, it was acquired by the Blue Mountains City Council in 1974, restored as a Bicentennial project and reopened in 1988.
It serves as a community centre, staffed by volunteers. The local library is housed in a new building behind Braemar. Christ Church Anglican Church was built on the Great Western Highway from 1888–89, with extensions in the 1960s and 1980s, it was designed by the architect Sir John Sulman. Designed in the Victorian Academic Gothic style, the church is the oldest Anglican church building in the Blue Mountains and is heritage-listed; the house built as a vicarage, but only used as a private residence known as Southall, is heritage-listed. The Presbyterian Church building, a sandstone Gothic building located on Macquarie Road, was built in 1895; the Catholic community was part of the Penrith parish, but were given their own building in 1892: St Thomas Aquinas Church. The church has since relocated to Winmalee. Springwood has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Blue Mountains National Park: Blue Mountains walking tracks 345-347 Great Western Highway: Christ Church Anglican Church, Springwood 39 Hawkesbury Road: Buckland Convalescent Home Main Western railway: Springwood railway station A small part of Springwood, along with larger parts of the adjacent town of Winmalee and nearby village of Yellow Rock were badly affected by bushfires in October 2013.
193 residential properties were destroyed, 109 damaged in those localities. Springwood's commercial area centres around Macquarie Road which runs parallel to the Great Western Highway and the railway line; the Springwood & District Chamber of Commerce represents retailers, businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Springwood and surrounding areas. Springwood railway station is on the Blue Mountains Line of the NSW TrainLink intercity network. Blue Mountains Transit provides daily bus services through Springwood from Penrith and Katoomba, in addition to various bus routes from Springwood to Burns Road, Springwood Hospital, Hazelbrook and Yellow Rock; the town is serviced by three high schools, Springwood High School, Winmalee High School and St. Columba's High School, as well as private and selective high schools in other suburbs. Springwood is serviced by five primary schools: Ellison Public School, Faulconbridge Public School, Winmalee Public School, Springwood Public School and St Thomas Aquinas Primary School.
Anglican Churches Springwood Springwood Baptist Springwood Presbyterian meeting at Frazer Presbyterian Church Springwood Salvation Army Springwood Uniting Church St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Lutheran Springwood Soma Blue Mountains Strong Nation Churches Despite its location in the temperate oceanic Blue Mountains region, Springwood has a humid subtropical climate. Unlike the upper Blue Mountains area, it has mild winters and warm summers. Although Springwood's elevation is at 371 m, its winter nights are warmer than those of Penrith and Richmond in the lower Sydney metropolitan area, which lie on the footsteps of the Blue Mountains; this is because cool air from the mountains sinks to the Cumberland Plain, thus cooling these suburbs at night. Unlike these aforementioned Sydney suburbs, which border the Blue Mountains, Springwood has a higher annual rainfall amount. Furthermore, Springwood can suffer bushfire damage during the spring and summer months due to it bei
ARIA Music Awards
The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards is an annual series of awards nights celebrating the Australian music industry, put on by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The event has been held annually since 1987 and encompasses the general genre-specific and popular awards as well as Fine Arts Awards and Artisan Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards and ARIA Hall of Fame – held separately from 2005 to 2010 but returned to the general ceremony in 2011. For 2010, ARIA introduced. Winning, or being nominated for, an ARIA award results in a lot of media attention and publicity on an artist, increases recording sales several-fold, as well as chart significance – in 2005, for example, after Ben Lee won three awards, his album Awake Is the New Sleep jumped from No. 31 to No. 5 in the ARIA Charts, its highest position. In 1983, the Australian Recording Industry Association was established by the six major record companies operating in Australia, EMI, Festival Records, CBS, RCA, WEA and Polygram replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers, formed in 1956.
It included smaller record companies representing independent acts/labels and has over 100 members. Australian TV pop music show Countdown presented its own annual awards ceremony, Countdown Music and Video Awards, which were co-produced by Carolyn James from 1981 to 1984 and, in the latter two years, in collaboration with ARIA. ARIA provided peer voting for some awards, while Countdown provided coupons in the related Countdown Magazine for viewers to vote for populist awards. At the 1985 Countdown awards ceremony, held on 14 April 1986, fans of INXS and Uncanny X-Men scuffled during the broadcast and as a result ARIA decided to hold their own awards. Starting with the first ceremony, on 2 March 1987, ARIA administered its own peer-voted ARIA Music Awards, to "recognise excellence and innovation in all genres of Australian music" with an annual ceremony. Included in the same awards ceremonies, it established the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988, it held separate annual ceremonies from 2005 to 2010, the Hall of Fame returned to the general ceremony in 2011.
The ARIA Hall of Fame "honours Australian musicians' achievements have had a significant impact in Australia or around the world". The first ceremony, in 1987, featured Elton John as the compere and was held at the Sheraton Wentworth Hotel, Sydney. There were no live performances at the early ARIAs, music for both walk on/walk off was supplied by a nightclub dj, Rick Powell. All subsequent ceremonies were held in Sydney except the 1992 event at World Congress Centre, Melbourne. For 2010, ARIA introduced. Winning, or being nominated for, an ARIA award results in a lot of media attention and publicity on an artist, may increase recording sales several-fold, as well as chart significance – in 2005, for example, after Ben Lee won three awards, his album Awake Is the New Sleep jumped from No. 31 to No. 5 in the ARIA Charts, its highest position. The first five ARIA Awards were not televised, at the first award ceremony on 2 March 1987, the host, Elton John, advised the industry to keep them off television "if you want these Awards to stay fun".
The first televised ARIA Awards ceremony occurred in 1992, all subsequent ceremonies were televised. They were broadcast on Network Ten from 2002 to 2008 and returned in 2010. Nine Network aired the ceremony on 26 November 2009, its digital channel, GO!, aired the 2011 ARIA Music Awards on 27 November 2011. At the 1988 ceremony a fracas developed between band manager, Gary Morris, accepting awards for Midnight Oil, former Countdown compere, Ian "Molly" Meldrum, presenting, they conflicted over visiting United Kingdom artist, Bryan Ferry, who had presented an award. Morris objected to Ferry's presence and insulted him, Meldrum defended Ferry and scuffled with Morris. In 1995 electronic music group, Itch-E and Scratch-E, won the inaugural award for "Best Dance Release" for their single, "Sweetness and Light". Band member, Paul Mac thanked Sydney's ecstasy dealers for their help. One of the sponsors of the awards, that year, was the National Drug Offensive. In 2005 Mac explained, his speech was bleeped for the TV broadcast.
During the 2004 voting process, former 3RRR radio DJ, Cousin Creep, published his user name and password on a music site, allowing public votes, before being removed from voting two days later. The 2007 ARIA Awards telecast was marred by controversy, after it was revealed by the ABC's Media Watch programme that Network Ten had used subliminal advertising during the course of the broadcast, which under the Australian Media and Broadcasting rules, such an activity is illegal. Network Ten disputed the finding, however their basis for defence was criticised by Media Watch, as demonstrating an ignorance of the rules; the 2010 telecast was criticised in media reports: Crikey's Neil Walker decried the "infamously shambolic Sydney Opera House fiasco", The Punch's Rebekah Devlin speculated on it being the worst telecast, "it felt like we’d stumbled into some raging A-list party and we weren’t invited Guests who were there said it was a great night, but it reignites the debate of what the Arias are all about… is it an event staged for the musicians and the people there, or is it for a TV audience?", while Daily Telegraph's Ka
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
Kathleen de Leon Jones
Kathleen de Leon Jones is a Filipino-Australian actress and singer. She was an original cast member of the ARIA Award winning Australian children's musical group Hi-5, she left Hi-5 in July 2007 after nine years with the group. De Leon was moved to Australia in 1978 with her parents, she is the oldest of three daughters. The family spent most of de Leon's childhood in Sydney. On 30 April 2000, when de Leon was 22 years old, she met her future husband Daniel Jones. At the time, Jones was a member of the Australian pop band Savage Garden; the couple met at the 42nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards. In 2003, after over three years of dating, Jones proposed to de Leon during his 30th birthday party at the GPO Bar in Brisbane. Over one hundred attendees—including Jones' parents—were "shocked" by the surprise proposal. On 9 October 2005, de Leon and Jones married at Avica Weddings and Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland. de Leon's wedding dress was designed by Bora of Bora Couture while one of de Leon's friends designed a pearl set for the back of the gown and diamond pieces for the front.
Jones wrote a song titled "Love Is Enough" for his bride. On 25 February 2006, Kathleen confirmed; the couple's first child, daughter Mikayla de Leon Jones, was born on 26 July 2006. On 30 October 2010, de Leon gave birth to the couple's second child, Keira. De Leon started dancing at an early age, she taught herself to play the guitar, prompting her parents to enroll her in The McDonald College, an exclusive performing arts school in Sydney, Australia. She was awarded both the Roberta Armstrong and Kelloggs Scholarships to study at the school, where she studied dance and voice for a number of years while making professional auditions in her spare time. De Leon trained with the Australian College of Entertainment in Castle Hill, New South Wales, she competed in the Australian television talent show New Faces—where she came third in the grand final—and appeared on various Australian television shows, including Heartbreak High, Ridgey Didge, Swap Shop, the At Home Show with John Mangos. It was while she was performing at a fundraiser for The McDonald College that de Leon was discovered by one of the directors for the Cameron Macintosh company.
She appeared in two musicals in Australia mounted by Miss Saigon and Rent. She stayed with the cast of Miss Saigon and was dance captain for the musical, until being cast in Hi-5 in 1999, she features with a puppet named "Jup-Jup", voiced by co-cast member Tim Harding. In July 2007, it was announced that de Leon was leaving Hi-5 permanently to focus on raising her child. De Leon stated that she was still interested in working on television, but only if an opportunity existed in her then-home of Sydney so she could remain close to her family. De Leon was the first of all the original members to permanently leave Hi-5. Kathleen de Leon Jones resides in Las Vegas with husband Daniel and daughters Mikayla and Keira. In November 2016, while in the process of selling some properties in Surfers Paradise, they stated that they would one day look to move back to the Gold Coast. Hi-5 Official Website Hi-5 on NineMSN Kathleen de Leon Jones on IMDb