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   Jul 06

Finals a step closer for hungry Ballan

RED HOT: Ballan coach Mark Williams booted five goals as the Blues registered a fourth-straight win on Saturday. Picture: Justin Whitelock.
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BALLAN strung together its fourth win on end and moved closer to a long-awaited finals appearance with a 152-point victory over Carngham-Linton.

The home side wasled by Zac Peoples (six goals) and coach Mark Williams (five goals), while midfielder Shaun Campbell continued his great season by being named as the team’s best.

Daniel King also booted four majors on Saturday to take his season total to 33.

Ballan’s27.15(177) to3.7(25) drubbing followswins over Newlyn, Skipton and Waubra and helps maintain an eight-point gap on ninth-placed Creswick with six games in the home and away season to play.

Among the Saints’ best wereTodd Currie, Beau Ketchen andJoshua White in another tough day for coach Glenn Treacy and his charges.

Next weekend, Ballan isawayto Rokewood-Corindhap, while Carngham-Linton hosts Clunes.

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   Jul 06

Thick fog diverts Royal Flying Doctor to Rottnest, other Perth flights delayed

Fog in Perth on Sunday morning caused some delays and diversions with flights in and out of the city Photo: ABC/Twitter The fog covering Perth in the early hours of Sunday morning Photo: James Mooney
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Volcano causes more Bali flight cancellations

Early morning fog on Sunday threw flight schedules into turmoil with planes diverted to other states and the Royal Flying Doctor Service with two patients onboard to Rottnest Island.

A RFDS spokesperson said the flight, which orginated in the state’s north, was redirected to the island runway because of the peasouper shrouding Perth and Jandakot airports.

“The patients did not have life threatening conditions. It’s just part of our standard planning to default to Rottnest Island in these circumstances,” he said.

“The crew are awaiting for the all clear and then it’ll be just a 10 minute hop to Jandakot from there.”

In the event Rottnest had been fog-bound, the RFDS had another 740 possible landing locations throughout the state.

Meanwhile, delays were being experienced at Perth Airport with a number of international and domestic flights.

Visibility at the airport at the fog’s thickest was down to 40 metres.

AirAsia flight D7236 was due at 5.35am but was diverted to Kuala Lumpur and will now arrive at 11.30am. Cathay Pacific CX137, orginally scheduled for 5.50am will now arrive at 4.05pm via Adelaide, China Southern CZ319 scheduled to arrive at 6am will now land via Adelaide at 1pm. All other international flight information on Sunday can be found here. Fog causes RFDS and international flight diversions at #PerthAirporthttp://t.co/4iUDRit8we#perthnews#perthpic.twitter南京夜网/zVQcPU9DQJ— ABC News Perth (@abcnewsPerth) July 4, 2015

A number of international flights out of Perth have also been delayed for up to several hours. Information here, some also due to the ongoing volcanic activity disrupting flights to and from Bali.

Domestically, just one arriving flight was delayed: Virgin Australia VA 713, due at 8.30am, arriving 30 minutes later. Read here.

Departure flights are now returning to schedule. Read here.

A Bureau of Meteorolgy spokesperson said conditions had been perfect for a really thick fog. Another fog tonight in Perth in case you mist it! Picture of the city as it started to form pic.twitter南京夜网/QRwWS8BPR8— BOM WA (@BOM_WA) July 4, 2015This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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   Jul 06

Two officers injured as Boulder party mob throws rocks and bottles

Two police officers were injured and two partygoers arrested following an out-of-control party at Kalgoorlie on Saturday.
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Police were called to a house on Johnston Street in Boulder around 10.50pm after calls about a large and noisy house party.

Officers declared it out of control with up to 200 people at the address, and even had to close the nearby Goldfields Highway to enable police to safely move on the crowd.

A group of partygoers then gathered in nearby bushland and threw rocks and bottles at officers and police vehicles.

A male officer received minor injuries after being assaulted while a female officer was hit by rocks. Both were taken to hospital.

Projectiles also damaged a police vehicle.

A 17-year-old Boulder boy was arrested for disorderly conduct while a 21 year-old Banksia Gove man will appear in Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on July 27, charged with assault and obstruction. */]]>

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   Jul 06

‘You have to earn respect’: Social media reacts to Bernard Tomic’s suspension

Tomic axed from Davis Cup squadTomic hits out at Rafter
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It’s about respect, Bernard Tomic says.

The 22-year-old isn’t getting much of that on social media, after Tennis Australia announced it would dump him from this month’s Davis Cup quarter-final against Kazakhstan in Darwin.

The announcement came after Tomic ranted about Pat Rafter and Tennis Australia officials in a post-Wimbeldon press conference, accusing them of lack of support and respect.

Here are some of the strongest reactions to Tomic’s comments and Tennis Australia’s announcement: Fans of Bernard Tomic crisis meeting underway. pic.twitter南京夜网/Jnphbkhj3N— Titus O’Reily (@TitusOReily) July 4, 2015Tennis Australia looks ridiculous. Drops Tomic from Davis Cup for highlighting some of its bizarre punishments http://t.co/FHzonyxz0Q— Monica Attard (@AttardMon) July 4, 2015Bernard Tomic. You have to EARN respect— Prue MacSween (@pruemacsween) July 4, 2015Measured response from TA..a firm hand needed “Tomic dumped from Davis Cup team after Wimbledon outburst http://t.co/GkbUR69smI via @smh”— Josh Davoren (@JoshDav) July 5, 2015This week we saw tragedy & loss in AFL, bravery & grace in retiring champ in Cricket, we have also seen Tomic and Hunt #lookinside— Ewen Jones MP (@EwenJonesMP) July 5, 2015Understandable #Tomic stood down by TA. He earns big dollars and can pay for his own court time. I pay for gym, pool, etc.— Greg Smith (@GregSmithPT) July 4, [email protected] good decision re #Tomic. While hes talented Ive never liked his sense of entitlement or bad attitude. Wasted opportunity— Knight Me TA (@Bieberz1nOnly) July 4, 2015I’d like to see Tomic & Kyrgios play doubles together. Imagine the entertainment on court with their antics & then post match in interviews.— brad hilyard (@worldofbrad) July 4, 2015This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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   Jul 06

Phil Walsh death: Adelaide starts difficult process of preparing for life ahead

ADELAIDE has begun the difficult process of planning the second half of their season following the tragic death of coach Phil Walsh, and hope to finalise their coaching set-up in the next day.
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A tribute left for allegedly murdered Adelaide coach Phil Walsh. Picture: Getty Images.

The players gathered at the club on Saturday morning for a light training session and to spend time more time together after a casual dinner on Friday night.

Captain Taylor Walker said he was feeling numb, paying tribute to the man who had had a huge influence on the club and who he said he had begun to fall in love with.

The Adelaide hierarchy met on Saturday morning to discuss the coaching set-up for the remaining games, with chief executive Andrew Fagan and chairman Rob Chapman indicating the role would be covered from within.

Walsh was supported in the coaching department by David Teague, Scott Camporeale, Matthew Clarke and Darren Milburn.

“The club will make that known, probably tomorrow. We know that we want as little disruption as we possibly can,” Chapman said on Saturday.

“I think it’s impossible to go external, so people within the club will step up and we’ll be able to cover that.

“Everyone is going to have to take on some extra responsibilities, and everyone knows what they will have to do.

“Phil was really big on team and everyone playing their role, but it was only two days ago when the footy department sat down and were making plans for the future.

“That was good because we got a really good insight into the current coaching group and support staff, direct from Phil.

“On reflection, that discussion was quite pertinent. We’ll probably make some small announcements tomorrow and internally people will step up to the plate and we’ll deal with the games ahead.”

Chapman hoped to talk to Walsh’s wife Meredith on Saturday and said the club would provide her and the coach’s family with all the support they needed with funeral arrangements.

Fagan said he had a “very difficultconversation” with her on Friday, and that the club had dispatched one of its welfare managers to be with her.

The wellbeing of the players and other staff members remained front of mind for everyone at the club on Saturday, with counselling provided for anyone who needed it.

“That offer is being made. Understandably she’s in a horrible position at the moment with what’s occurred,” Chapman said on ABC Radio.

“There will be no resource spared to assist her in any way that she sees fit to ask. We’ll certainly offer, and we’ll assist.”

Walker said the players were lucky to have each other and that they intended to stick together.

“When we heard the news, everyone took it their own way but it’s a pretty numb feeling at the moment. When you lose your head honcho it hits you pretty hard,” he said.

“He’s just a great man and one that I started to fall in love with.”

Hundreds of supporters continued to visit the club’s AAMI Stadium headquarters on Saturday, placing flowers, scarves, jumpers and other tributes by the front door.

Adelaide Oval will open its gates to supporters on Sunday afternoon, when the Crows had been due to play Geelong in their cancelled match.

The siren will sound at 2.50pm, when the game had been scheduledto start, and supporters will be able to spend a little over an hour on the ground playing kick-to-kick.

Fagan said he found the joint gesture made by Hawthorn and Collingwood on Friday night “extraordinary”, with the players and coaches linking arms in the centre circle after their game at the MCG.

“They’re class individuals and class clubs and it was a touching moment that brought a tear to more than just my eye,” Fagan said.

“This has been a tough place to be over the last 24 hours but, as I’ve said, I don’t think there’s a better place to be when tragedy strikes than a football club.

“We’re resilient beasts, football clubs, we’ve got that sense of team. People look after each other and rely on each other.

“That’s what you need to get through these types of situations and that’s what all the 100 people at this footy club will be doing for each other for as long as it takes.”

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   Jul 05

Market Watch: with Robert Goudie

THEAustralian share market finished the week at 5,538.30, down 2.17 points from the previous week’s close of 5,536.13.
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On Friday’s trade the All Ordinaries finished down 61.50 points or 1.1per cent.

On Monday, the Australian market experienced a dismal day amid Greek default fears.

A steep decline in early morning trade brought the ASX 200 down more than twoper cent, with the big banks and miners weighing most heavily.

Every sector experienced negative results.

In the US on Friday night, the Dow Jones finished down 27.80 points to end the week at 17,730.11.

This result has caused the Share Price Index (SPI) to move down 7 points to 5,491 which should lead to a negative start to today’s trading.

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NEGATIVE RESULTS: Meritum Financial Group’s Robert Goudie said traders can expect a negative start to the working week.

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   Jul 05

Murtoa police investigate break-ins

BREAK-INS: Police are investigating two break-ins from residential properties at Murtoa. Picture: PAUL CARRACHERPOLICE are investigating two burglaries from homes at Murtoa.
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Murtoa Senior Constable Emma Taylor saidsomeone forced their way through a secured window on Munro Street on June 26 and July 1.

Sen Const Taylor said building materials, worth about $65, were stolen from the property.

She said the house was being renovated and there was no one home at the time of the break-ins.

Sen Const Taylor said police were also investigating a theft at a residential property on Lake Street overnight on Wednesday July 1.

She said someone broke into a locked outhouse and stole a spray backpack, worth $100.

Sen Const Taylor said no one was home at the time.

She urged anyone who had seenany suspicious vehicles or people in the area tocallMurtoa police on 5385 2252 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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   Jul 05

North Ballarat Rebels outlast Western Jets

MOVING UP: Kalkee’s Josh Webster spoils Laharum’s Shannon Argal in 2013. Webster was one of the North Ballarat Rebels’ best players as they beat Western Jets on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRINORTH Ballarat Rebels remain two games clear atop the TAC Cup table after overcoming a steely Western Jets side on Saturday.
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The Jets – who have won just once in 2015 – proved difficult to shake in the opening half, as inaccuracy meant the Rebels led by just 13 points at the main break.

But the game opened up in the third term for the North Ballarat side, as it kicked five goals to oneto open up a 41-point three-quarter-time advantage.

That margin was trimmed to 29 at the final siren, but the 10.15 (75) to 6.10 (46) triumph was impressive considering the side was missing a number of its first-choice starters.

Captain Darcy Tucker did not take his place, nor did Jarrod Berry, after the pair wrapped up their AFL Under-18 Championships with Vic Country last week.

A number of Wimmera players stood up in their absence, including Kalkee’s Josh Webster, who was named among the side’s best contributors on Saturday.

Rebels talent manager Phil Partington praised Webster’s well-rounded performance.

“Josh played a few different roles for us on Saturday. He was on the ball and also down forward,” he said.

“He’s a very important player for us because of his leadership skill and also because of his efforts on the field.We can rely on him every week.”

Partington said it was a credit to the Rebels to grind out the win.

“The Jets play a really contested game and they didn’t allow our players to get much run,” he said.

“It wasn’t much of a spectacle but we had some players who played some really good footy and they rallied well when they were challenged.

“We’re pleased with the depth of our squad.”

Horsham Demons duo Billy Lloyd and Ben Lakin were also important cogs for the Rebels on Saturday.

Lloyd switched from his classic half-back flank position and spent some timethrough midfield, while Lakin played in defence.

Partington also praised the efforts of Ararat’s Tom Williamson.

“He played well as a third tall down back and his run out of defence was very important,” he said.

Partington said talent eventually got the Rebels over the line.

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   Jul 05

Demons deliver, Blues belted

THE Heathcote District Football League top five is set with six rounds remaining.
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White Hills’ 23-point win over Elmore combined with Colbinabbin’s 147-point thumping of Mount Pleasant makes it mighty hard to see the Bloods or Blues challenging the Demons for fifth spot.

Fifth-placed White Hills holds a three-game and 28 per cent advantage on sixth-placed Elmore, with Mount Pleasant a further 6.5 per cent behind.

“You don’t want to get ahead of yourself, but realistically we do look pretty safe,’’ White Hills coach Shaun Makepeace said.

“It was good to get over the line against Elmore to set up that buffer for us.

“Last year it took until the final round for us to clinch a finals berth. It’s nice to know this far out that we’ll be in the finalsand we can plan around that.”

The Demons always looked the better side against Elmore, but it wasn’t until the dying minutes that they secured the points.

The Bloods cut a four-goal deficit to 10 points entering time-on in the final term, but two late goals to the Demons put paid to any chances of an upset.

The Demons gave big man Matt Sawyer a victory in his 200thmatch for the club. Sawyer could have made it a really big day, but he kicked poorly in front of goal, finishing with 4.8.

Luke Ryan and JackHayes were best for the gallant Bloods.

Colbinabbin’s win over Mount Pleasant was expected, but the margin was a shock.

The Grasshoppers made the Blues look second-rate in the 25.21 (171) to 3.6 (24) win.

Mount Pleasant didn’t kick its first goal until the final quarter.

While the Blues battled to score, Colbo star Grant Weeks bagged 10 goals of his own to take his season tally to 67.

Leroy Miller, Russell Douglas, Sam Vale and Patty O’Brien were other good players for the Grasshoppers.

The humiliated Blues were best served by Taig Griffin, Joe Griffin and Justin Kelly.

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   Jul 05

The top 10 awkward moments on TV

Actor Hugh Jackman gets some first aid after a stunt at the Sydney Opera House went wrong. Photo: Brendan EspositoWe all love a nice slick production. Something with great actors delivering sharp lines in good sets… what could be better? The opposite of course! The only thing more watchable than a great moment in TV is a terrible one, when things go gloriously wrong. Here’s 10 moments those involved wish they could have avoided.
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1. It’s often the duty of a sports presenter to introduce famous people who have shown up to witness whatever event they’re hosting. And so it fell to Sandy Roberts to present Miss Australia Lorraine Dick to his audience at the Mount Gambier Cup in 1982. To the amusement of the viewers, however, he announced her as “Leanne Cock”.

2. It was supposed to be a show-stopper moment, Hugh Jackman was to ride a zipline from the top of the Sydney Opera House to the stage where Oprah Winfrey was waiting to broadcast to the world. He overshot the stop, and smashed face first into a lighting rig.

3. Embarrassing (and seriously dangerous) because they’re supposed to be the car guys, was the Top Gear segment where host Richard Hammond was to drive a jet-powered car in 2006. But at more than 400km/h a tyre burst, the car crashed and Hammond spent two weeks in a coma.

4. Sometimes the outfit you pick in the wardrobe department looks absolutely fantastic in real life, but on camera … not so much. That’s what The Project regular Gorgi Coghlan found recently when she opted for a demure blue and tan dress that due to an unfortunate placement of seams, looked as though it was revealing more than it actually was. Social media erupted and a mortified Coghlan apologised. “I’ll be in a turtle-neck tomorrow night,” she said.

5. Perhaps more mortifying than just embarrassing was the moment Australia’s Next Top Model host Sarah Murdoch announced – live – that model Kelsey Martinovich was the series’ 2010 finale winner. Seconds later Murdoch heard the producers in her earpiece, looked aghast and announced she had it wrong. “It’s Amanda [Ware],” Murdoch said, “I’m so sorry. It was fed to me wrong. Oh God. This is what happens when you have live TV, folks. This is insane. Insane, insane, insane.”

6. It was a moment where “the spectators became more interesting than the sport”, according to one analyst, when the Abbott government delivered its 2015 budget but viewers were more concerned with the fact the ABC team covering the event looked like they were reporting from the middle of a cyclone. “They were more comfortable than it may have appeared,” an ABC spokesman later said.

7. Recently crowned as Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins was always going to pull a crowd when it was announced she’d take part in a fashion parade at a Sydney Westfield in 2004. What she didn’t know is she’d become a worldwide sensation when news cameras caught her strutting down the catwalk… and kept rolling as she lost her dress and show the world her red G-string undies. “I wish I wore better underwear,” she later joked.

8. When Taylor Swift won the MTV award for Best Female Video in 2009, all she wanted to do was thank her friends, family and fans. But Kanye West had other plans, rushing the stage to grab her microphone and tell the world that in his not-so-humble opinion, Beyonce should have won. Taylor looked devastated, Beyonce looked stunned and Kanye? Well let’s just say he looked exactly like what he is.

9. Schoolboy humour had its moment in the sun when singer Guy Sebastian was introducing an act he had mentored in an episode of The X-Factor Australia in 2010. “Well, I met these girls on a tour that I did a little while ago, and they blew me away then, and then they walked into the audition room and blew me again,” Sebastian said, before realising what he had just said. Judges Kylie Minogue, Kyle Sandilands and Ronan Keating – plus the studio audience – all cracked up. Guy however, just looked horrified.

10. And finally, it wasn’t a celebrity or a sports star, just an excited Apple iPhone buyer who created one of Australian TV’s most cringe-worthy moments. In 2014 when the world was excitedly waiting for the iPhone 6 to arrive, fans queued up for hours, or in the case of Jack Cooksey of Perth, overnight. In he went, a purchase was made and he came out to show off the new device to the news cameras. He struggled with the lid, eventually gave the box one last pull and out came the phone, landing hard on the concrete footpath. “It’s all good! It’s all good!” he said as the assembled crowd gasped in unison.

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