North Shore Times : December 3rd 2010
4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) WIN 10 prizes of $2000 to be won - just in time for Christmas. See this week's Sunday Star-Times for details CASH FOR CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 50% OFF ON ALL OTHER FRAMES & LENSES INCLUDING: SUNGLASSES & DESIGNER BRANDS CONDITIONS APPLY Single Vision Lenses + Frame Package = $79 Progressive Lenses + Frame Package = $269 DON'T MISS OUT CALL: (09) 489 7764 FOR AN APPOINTMENT 1 - 7 The Strand, North Shore City • Council Building, Takapuna CRAWSHAW OPTICIANS AND OPTOMETRISTS LTD Labour picks Shore candidate Game on: Ben Clark is Labour's new North Shore candidate. A computer programmer whose work is known to gamers world- wide is Labour s new North Shore candidate. Ben Clark, 35, became actively involved in party politics while living and working in the United Kingdom as a programmer. The Devonport resident was involved with titles such as Lego Batman and Super Monkey Ball Adventure. He has also created 3D graphics and animation tools for the film industry. Mr Clark is optimistic about winning the North Shore seat despite the fact it s traditionally a safe National seat. For the Clarks, politics is rap- idly becoming a family tradition. Ben is the younger brother of David Clark who is Labour s can- didate for Dunedin North, a safe Labour seat. The brothers involvement in Labour has inevitably drawn com- parisons with the UK Milibands. Ed Miliband recently beat his elder brother David to the leader- ship of the UK Labour Party. I ve got a lot of work before I can even entertain such thoughts as dreams, Mr Clark says. Ben succeeds Phil Twyford as the Labour Party candidate for North Shore. Research leads to Spain Matthew Barrett By SARAH CODDINGTON Matthew Barrett hopes his research into a specialised brain scan will help scientists bet- ter understand mental disorders. The Auckland Uni- versity doctoral stu- dent is developing mathematical models to better understand how the brain funct- ions. Specialised scans allow clinicians to ob- tain images of brain activity but exactly how the images relate to what is happening in the brain remains poorly understood. It is hoped this re- search will help under- stood mental health disorders. Mr Barrett has won a $5000 scholarship to attend a conference in Barcelona, Spain from the Claude McCarthy Fellowship. He will be discussing his research with people who have done similar projects. Mr Barrett was one of 23 doctoral students and academic staff awarded a place at the conference to help fur- ther their research. He was the only doc- toral student from Auckland University to receive a fellowship.
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