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Harry ready for marriage: Ex-army chief rince Harry’s military career may have helped prepare him for married life, a former army chief says. General the Lord Dannatt, the British Army’s former Chief of General Staff Army, said the prince appears to have toned down his previous image of “a playboy prince”. “I think the military has done a lot to help him grow up and that’s made him a more mature person, which actually I think will make him a much rounder partner in the marriage that he’s about to undertake,” he told Forces TV.

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Later that year, he achieved his dream of seeing frontline action, spending 10 weeks in Afghanistan as a forward air controller, coordinating air strikes on Taliban positions. His tour was cut short when foreign websites broke a media blackout on reporting the details. The prince retrained and qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot. In September 2012 he made it back for a second tour of duty as an Apache co-pilot gunner. His career took a different direction when it was announced he was to start a new Army staff officer role in London in 2014.

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Vic double murderer Rodney Collins dies her throat cut and two gunshot wounds to the head. Their father was found in a back shed near an empty safe, with three gunshot wounds to the head. At the time, the sentencing judge described the remorseless killings as being in the worst category of murder. Collins, a convicted hitman and career criminal, was also implicated in the unsolved murder of the Hodsons in May, 2004. Terence Hodson and his wife, Christine, were found shot dead at their Kew home, months before Photo: Deceased he was due to give evidence in a Melbourne underworld criminal trial against former drug figure Carl Williams squad detective Paul Dale. Melbourne underworld figure ouble killer Rodney Carl Williams claimed Mr Dale Collins, who shot dead a couple at their Melbourne paid him $150,000 to have Mr Hodson killed. home in 1987, has died in jail. Mr Dale and Collins were Collins was serving two life charged with the Hodsons’ sentences for the brutal murder murder in 2009, but the charges of Dorothy and Ramon Abbey in were withdrawn the following July 1987. year when Williams was “A 72-year-old prisoner died murdered in prison. of apparent natural causes Both Collins and Mr Dale in hospital on Wednesday, 9 denied involvement. May,” a Corrections Victoria Collins is also named as a spokeswoman said in a suspect in the 1982 murder of statement. feared standover man Brian Kane “As with all deaths in custody, at the Quarry hotel in Brunswick, the matter has been referred to and former lawyer and Carlton the Coroner, who will formally Crew identity Mario Condello, determine the cause of death.” The Abbeys’ children, aged five, who was repeatedly shot in in the garage of his Brighton East home nine and 10, found their mother in 2006. on the lounge room couch with

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reasurer Scott Morrison has presented his $140 billion, seven-year personal income tax plan to parliament insisting it is “fiscally responsible”. “Because a stronger economy delivers more revenue to the budget, we are able to responsibly afford the personal income tax plan for working Australians,” Mr Morrison told MPs on Wednesday. The package was a key feature of Mr Morrison’s third budget handed down on Tuesday, and is a three-stage plan that kicks off in the first year with a low and middle-income tax offset of up to $530. Also from July 1, the 32.5 per cent tax bracket threshold will be increased to $90,000, from $87,000, which save 210,000 people from having to pay 37 cents in the dollar due to bracket creep. More changes are planned in 2024/25, when the government proposes abolishing the 37 per cent tax bracket altogether. “Over the seven years of this plan, the government will provide tax relief to encourage and reward hardworking Australians,” Mr Morrison said. He wants the legislation passed as one package. Leader of the House Christopher Pyne tried to break with tradition and get the parliament to debate the legislation straight away, but didn’t have sufficient voices in

the house. Earlier, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten confirmed Labor will support the initial personal tax cuts, but would wait to see more details of the seven-year overhaul of the system before making a decision. “They want us to have a debate about a possible tax cut in the year 2024. That’s two or three elections down the track,” Mr Shorten told ABC TV. Mr Morrison told the Nine Network the government was also still committed to reducing the company tax rate to 25 per cent from 30 per cent for all businesses despite it being stalled in the Senate. “We’re continuing to press with that measure because we know that if businesses don’t have to pay the government more money in tax they can invest in the businesses, grow their businesses which is good employees, good for jobs,” he said. Key crossbench senator Tim Storer has signalled he’s unlikely to change his mind and back the company tax. “I’m not convinced ... that it will be the right thing to do in terms of the stated aim of growing investment and employment and wages,” he said. But he will support the first phase of cuts for lower and medium earners believing it will be “directly stimulatory to our GDP”.


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he Real Estate Institute of Victoria is disappointed that the Andrews Labor Government has not provided any property tax relief in its Budget handed down recently. “While the Premier says his government is getting things done, it has failed to get one of the most important things done,” REIV President Richard Simpson said. “We believe that a reduction in taxes on land, and on real estate transactions, would incentivise investment and it is hard to understand why the Government has missed this opportunity to address the Land Tax issue. “Property taxes will account for over $11 billion of the state’s $24 billion tax revenue in 2018-19. It is a heavy burden indeed and one that needs to be reduced.” “When the Government refuses to cut taxes at a time of Budget surplus, strong economic growth, Triple A credit ratings and a rapidly growing population, Victorians must be sceptical that it will ever do so.” Treasury predicts the haul from Land Tax will increase again next year, and again in each of the

three years following, which is bad news for property investment in this state. Despite a healthy take-up of the lower Land Transfer Duty incentive offered to first-time home buyers, the Government’s total take from this tax has increased this year and is projected to rise again in 201819, and every year over the forward estimates. Given that there is no provision in this Budget for increased public housing, that the rental market across Victoria is tight, and that home prices are continuing to rise, further cuts to Land Transfer Duty would have encouraged investors and provided increased opportunity for homebuyers without hurting the Budget bottom line. “In this election year, the REIV will continue to urge both sides of politics to commit to a reduction in the tax burden on property,” Mr Simpson said. The REIV supports the cuts to payroll tax in regional Victoria, while noting that many businesses are too small to take advantage.

“Payroll taxes, like property taxes, curb investment and are anti-employment. We welcome any cuts, but would have preferred a further increase in the payroll tax threshold so that all businesses can benefit. “REIV also welcomes the continued commitment to improving road and rail infrastructure. Access to efficient public transport, better roads and faster rail, as well as proximity to essential services make locations more desirable and increase demand,” Mr Simpson said.

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onald Trump is not mentally fit for his job, the speaker of Iran’s parliament says, in Tehran’s most personal criticism since the US president’s decision to withdraw from a 2015 nuclear pact between Tehran and six world powers. Trump pulled the US out of the deal recently, raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upsetting European allies and casting uncertainty over global oil supplies. “Trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues,” parliament speaker Ali Larijani told the assembly, broadcast live on state TV. Members of parliament burned an American flag and a symbolic copy of the Iran deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ( JCPOA), as a session of parliament began on Wednesday. They also chanted “Death to America”. “Trump’s abandoning of the nuclear deal was a diplomatic show ... Iran has no obligation to honour its commitments under the current situation,” Larijani said. “It is obvious that Trump only understands the language of force.” General Mohammad Baqeri, the chief of staff of Iran’s military, said Iran did not have to sign the deal. “But that arrogant country (America) did not even stand by its signature,” the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted him as saying. President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would remain committed to the deal without Washington despite Trump’s decision to withdraw from it. The pact was designed to deny

Tehran the ability to build nuclear weapons. “If we achieve the deal’s goals in cooperation with other members of the deal, it will remain in place. ... By exiting the deal, America has officially undermined its commitment to an international treaty,” Rouhani said in a televised speech. “I have ordered the foreign ministry to negotiate with the European countries, China and Russia in coming weeks. If at the end of this short period we conclude that we can fully benefit from the JCPOA with the cooperation of all countries, the deal would remain,” he said. Under the deal, struck between Iran, the US, Russia, China, Britain and France and Germany, Tehran curbed its nuclear program in return for them lifting sanctions. Trump said he would reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran immediately. His decision puts pressure on his European allies, which are key backers of the deal and are reluctant to join the US in reimposing sanctions on Iran. Trump’s decision could tip the balance of power in Iran in favour of hardliners looking to constrain Rouhani’s ability to open up to the West. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said Iran would “shred” the deal if the US pulled out. Rouhani warned that Iran was ready to resume its curbed nuclear activities if Iran’s interests were not guaranteed under a deal without the US. “If needed, we will resume our nuclear enrichment at the industrial level without any limit,” Rouhani said.

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ingapore is the most likely venue for a summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after Pyongyang cleared a major obstacle to the meeting with the release of three American prisoners. The three prisoners, freed after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Kim in the North Korean capital, were flying back to Washington where Trump said he planned to meet them. The release of the men appeared to signal an effort by Kim to improve the tone for the summit and followed his recent pledge to suspend missile tests and shut a nuclear bomb test site. A US official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Singapore has emerged as the likeliest location for the planned summit, after Trump ruled out holding it at the heavily fortified demilitarised zone between North and South Korea. Trump, who previously said Singapore was under consideration, said agreement had been reached on a date and venue and details would be announced within three days. The release of the prisoners gave Trump a chance to tout a diplomatic achievement just a day after his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal drew heavy criticism from European allies and others. “I appreciate Kim Jong Un doing this and allowing them to go,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

The three men are KoreanAmerican missionary Kim Dong-chul, detained in 2015; Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, who spent a month teaching at the foreign-funded Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) before he was arrested in 2017; and Kim Hak-song, who also taught at PUST and was detained last year. “We would like to express our deep appreciation to the United States government, President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and the people of the US for bringing us home,” the three said in a statement, as their plane stopped over in Alaska. North Korean state media said they were arrested either for subversion or “hostile acts” against the government. Trump has credited his “maximum pressure” campaign for drawing North Korea to the table and has vowed to keep sanctions in place until Pyongyang takes concrete steps to denuclearise. But former spy chief Kim Yong Chul, director of North Korea’s United Front Department, said in a toast to Pompeo over lunch in Pyongyang: “We have perfected our nuclear capability. It is our policy to concentrate all efforts into economic progress ... This is not the result of sanctions that have been imposed from outside.” Pompeo will now meet South Korea’s foreign minister, Kang Kyung-wha, to prepare for Trump’s meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-In on May 22 and his later meeting with Kim.

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Photo - The Seed Freedom Food Festival is part of a global movement of growing sustainable food, with over 20 local businesses and producers in Adelaide sharing their organic growth in a series of food and seed swaps.

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ore than eight million Australian households buy organic grocery products every year but the price tag associated with going chemical free is keeping millions more from getting involved, according to new research. The Australian Organic Market Report 2018, released on Monday, found the total value of the nation’s organic market has reached $2.4 billion with more than six in 10 Aussie households now buying organic products in any given year. Australian Organic chair Andrew Monk says the market will continue to grow as people have greater access to information about where and how their food is produced, with those born from the 1980s on leading the charge. “Millennials know more, they demand more and they expect more,” Mr Monk told AAP on Monday. The industry is “building like a snowball” as more information

about the potential environmental and health benefits of an organic lifestyle becomes available, he added. The cost of organic food, however, is the biggest barrier for consumers, the report found. Mr Monk says organics will always be more expensive because of the prescribed set of requirements they need to meet. But as the industry expands and more competition enters the market, prices will go down, he predicts. “Health and wellness are one of the top reasons people choose organic, and you pay a premium price for that. “As competition and supply chain maturity grow, it (the price) will keep coming down.” There’s no clear research

identifying the benefits of going organic but obesity, neurodevelopmental and reproductive disorders have been linked to chemicals in food, home cleaning and beauty products, RMIT University health sciences Professor Marc Cohen says. “I suspect eating less poison is good for you,” Prof Cohen told AAP on Monday. Research has shown a week of

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ictoria has refused to rule out banning drivers from having any alcohol in their system, amid a crackdown on dangerous behaviour behind the wheel. New laws coming into effect from Monday mean drivers who blow between 0.05 and 0.069 will lose their licence for at least three months.

They will also be forced to have an interlock device fitted for six months after getting back on the road. In spruiking the new laws, the state’s Transport Accident Commission said driving skills begin to be impaired at a bloodalcohol level of 0.02. When asked if the government would consider banning drivers from drinking at all, Roads Minister Luke Donnellan said “we will do some further studies on that”. “That’s part of our road safety initiatives that we will look at those issues,” he told reporters. Under the new laws, people caught behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or

drugs will have to complete a behavioural program. First-time drug drivers will also lose their licence for six months, up from three, with repeat offenders forced off the road for a year. The measures will also cover drivers coming form interstate. “Everybody who is affected by drugs and alcohol will have the same rules apply, whether you’re (on) a Victorian licence at the time or you’re coming interstate and wish to get a Victorian licence,” Mr Donnellan said. Melbourne woman Karen Robinson, whose 25-year-old son Ben died while drink-driving in Ballarat in 2009, welcomed the changes. “Sadly, my son was a repeat road traffic offender, he had done that (drink-driving) many times over a 10-year period,” she said. Ms Robinson urged drivers who consider getting behind the wheel while affected by drugs or alcohol to stop and think. “Think about your loved ones. You really don’t want them organising your funeral. It’s the worst thing that could possibly happen to your family,” she said.

eating 80 per cent organic food can reduce urinary pesticide loads by about 90 per cent, he added. The report found consumers are wary when it comes to trusting whether a product is truly organic. It recommends people look out for the Australian Certified Organic logo on products.

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ictorian cancer patients will have access to rare, cutting edge technology at the Olivia Newton-John centre under an $18 million state government package. Ms Newton-John was at state parliament with Premier Daniel Andrews and Health Minister Jill Hennessy on Tuesday to announce the funding for the machine, which will better treat tumours. “I’m incredibly excited and incredibly grateful,” Ms Newton-John told reporters. “I’m so thrilled that this is going to help other cancer patients who are going through things like I have been through with the metastasises. This new machine is going to be life changing.” As part of the package, $8 million will go to the MRIlinear accelerator service, the first in Victoria and only the second in the southern hemisphere.


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behind bunny logo dies M agazine designer Art Paul, who created Playboy’s famous tuxedoed bunny head logo, has died aged 93. Paul died of pneumonia recently at a Chicago-area hospital, according to his wife, Suzanne Seed. Paul was a freelance

illustrator when he started working with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner as the magazine’s first employee in the 1950s. He has said he crafted the bunny logo in about an hour. Paul also hired artists to create illustrations for Playboy, including Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Shel Silverstein. Paul was the magazine’s art director until he retired in 1982. “We didn’t think it would be such a success right from the beginning, just Hefner and I putting it together,” Paul told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Hef was kind to me. I think I gave him a lot. He gave me a lot.” Paul was born in Chicago on January 18, 1925, and studied on scholarship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before serving in World War II with the Army Air Corps. He returned to Chicago after the war and picked up studies at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

In this May 7, 2014 photo, Art Paul, the original Art Director for Playboy Magazine, poses in his home studio in Chicago.

AIGA, the professional association for design, says it’s a “testament to Paul’s design acumen” that the Playboy bunny logo is universally recognised even without the Playboy name. “Art deserves the credit for the illustrator’s liberation,” Christie Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner and former chairman and CEO of Playboy, has said. “He helped redefine the whole notion of commercial art as being able to be as well-regarded and legitimate as high art.” After his retirement he continued working, including teaching and designing for

magazines, advertising, television and film. He spent the last decade drawing and painting. He was a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame and won many awards. Jennifer Hou Kwong, who is completing a documentary film about the artist called “Art of Playboy,” said Paul “changed the landscape of magazine design and layout and illustration.” Paul’s biography on the AIGA website quotes the artist as saying, “Good design principles should apply to bubble gum wrappers as well as museum posters.”


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rug drivers and motorists who illegally use their mobile phones will be targeted in the NSW government’s road safety reforms which include world-leading technology to nab texting drivers. The reforms, which passed NSW parliament on Wednesday, extend powers to authorities for roadside oral testing of cocaine, increase penalties for driving under the influence and introduce red-light-style cameras capable of detecting mobile phones used by drivers. Roads Minister Melinda Pavey said NSW was the first state in Australia to introduce the legislation which would come into effect from July 1 this year. Ms Pavey noted from 2012 to 2017 there were 184 crashes which involved illegal mobile phone use, resulting in seven deaths and 105 injuries. The move also follows a crash in February where two police officers were critically injured after a driver allegedly looked

at his phone for 10-20 seconds when he ploughed into them in Sydney’s southwest. The new camera technology will be similar to the automated cameras in force to address speeding and red-light running which the NSW government says have been “highly effective”. “Driving under the influence

of drugs has emerged as a significant factor in our road toll, along with alcohol, speeding, fatigue and mobile phone distraction,” Ms Pavey said in a statement on Wednesday. Last year 74 people lost their lives in crashes where a driver or rider had an illicit drug present in their system.

How Harry and Meghan fell in love

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or Prince Harry, it was fate he met and fell in love with Meghan Markle - thanks to a mystery mutual friend who organised their blind date. Despite being from different backgrounds, the grandson of the Queen and the US actor clicked and their romance quickly developed into love. When interviewed on the day their engagement was announced, Harry described how destiny appeared to intervene in their lives.

“So the fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was sort of confirmation to me that everything - all the stars - were aligned.” The prince had never heard of the actor before their blind date in London in July 2016 and he quickly realised he had to make a memorable first impression. “I was like ‘OK, well, I’m going to have to up my game ... sit down and make sure I’ve got good chat’,” he said. What cemented their tentative

relationship was a short break to Botswana where they “camped out with each other under the stars” over five days. The pair share a strong bond through their philanthropy, with Prince Harry supporting military veterans and mental health organisations via his charity work, and Ms Markle pursuing her role as a humanitarian campaigner. It was Ms Markle who offered the biggest insight into their relationship when she was interviewed by Vanity Fair magazine in September 2017 after they had been dating for just over a year. “I can tell you that at the end of the day I think it’s really simple: We’re two people who are really happy and in love.” Photo: Harry and Meghan after announcing their engagement, Nov 2017.

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he world’s leading medicinal cannabis company is set to establish a $16 million centre in Victoria. Canopy Growth Corporation will base its Asia-Pacific headquarters in the state, producing high quality medicinal cannabis, creating more than 200 jobs. “We were the first state to legalise medicinal cannabis and now we’re continuing to lead the way and cement our position as the medicinal cannabis hub of the southern hemisphere,” Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said. With support from the state government, Canopy through its wholly-owned subsidiary Spectrum Cannabis Australia, will invest up to $16 million over four years in Victoria for the centre, which will produce medicinal cannabis for domestic and international markets. The Labor government wants to grow Victoria’s emerging medicinal cannabis industry into an established sector, with the state supplying supplying half of Australia’s medicinal cannabis by 2028. It also aims to create 500 jobs in Victoria. The government says the announcement will strengthen work under way between Canopy and Agriculture Victoria, in delivering world class results producing medicinal cannabis. Victoria was the first state in Australia to legalise access to medicinal cannabis for patients in exceptional circumstances, in 2016. “We’re proud to be part of this ground-breaking industry that will not only change and save lives, but create hundreds of local jobs,” Ms Pulford said. Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton said supporting the creation of a domestic industry will improve outcomes for patients, create jobs and support the economy. The business aims to quickly establish a local market presence, and is looking for suitable places to create a hitech greenhouse and processing facility, Spectrum Australia Managing Director Ben Quirin said.


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begins new term as Russian president P resident Vladimir Putin has stuck with his longserving prime minister in his first act after being sworn in for a new term, signalling that he would keep faith with a policy direction that has brought Russia into conflict with the West. Standing in the ornatelydecorated Andreyevsky Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace on Monday, with his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the constitution, Putin, 65, swore to serve the Russian people, to safeguard rights and freedoms, and protect Russian sovereignty. Putin secured a new six-year term after more than 70 per cent of voters backed him in a March 18 presidential election. His most dangerous challenger, Alexei Navalny, was not allowed to take part and on Saturday was detained at a protest called under the slogan: “Putin is not our tsar”. Soon after the inauguration ceremony, the Kremlin issued a statement saying that Putin had nominated Dmitry Medvedev again to be prime minister in his new term. Medvedev, a loyal Putin lieutenant, has held the job since 2012. Some Kremlin-watchers had speculated Putin might bring in a fresh face as prime minister to kick-start reforms of the sluggish economy and revive foreign investment curtailed by stand-offs with the West. By choosing Medvedev - seen by

people close to the Russian elite as a safe pair of hands whose chief quality is loyalty to his boss - Putin indicated he favoured continuity. The choice is also likely to be parsed by Kremlin-watchers for any clues about what happens after Putin’s current term ends in 2024. The constitution bars him from seeking a third consecutive term. When Putin came up against the same term limits in 2008, he got around the problem by anointing Medvedev as president, before taking back the job after one term. Some observers believe Putin, who has not anointed any heir apparent, could attempt the same manoeuvre a second time. Unveiling his nominees for the top posts in the new cabinet, Medvedev stuck mostly with familiar faces, including retaining Anton Siluanov as finance minister. Putin embarks on his new term, his fourth in total, buoyed by widespread popular support but also weighed down by the costly confrontation with the West, low economic growth, and uncertainty about what happens when his terms ends. In a speech after the swearingin ceremony, Putin said that in the next six years Russia would prove a strong, muscular player on the world stage, backed by a powerful military, while pushing hard to improve life for its

citizens at home. “Taking up this post, I feel a colossal sense of responsibility,” Putin told his audience of Russian officials and foreign dignitaries, among them former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. For the short journey from his office to the inauguration ceremony, Putin travelled in a new Russian-made limousine. From now on, the limousine will

replace the fleet of imported vehicles Putin uses, state television reported. The choice of transport chimes with a message, often repeated by Putin, that Russia must stand on its own feet and shake off its dependence on the West. Foreign diplomats see little prospect that Russia’s standoffs with the West that have dominated the past four years will ease during Putin’s new term.

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pitbull cross is being hailed a hero for pushing her owner out of the way of a deadly Eastern brown snake in far north Queensland. Teena Williams, 69, was cutting down bananas at her Millstream property, near Ravenshoe, when her pet dog Shelby stopped the potential attack by the venomous snake on Anzac Day. “She was determined to virtually barrel mum to the side. She saved mum’s life,” Ms Williams’ daughter Tanya Lee told AAP. “I work in a triple zero call centre and we get snake calls all of the time. If the snake had bit mum she might not have survived.” Ms Lee said Shelby, who is never far from Ms Williams’ feet, is now what her mum calls ‘her little lifesaver’. But after Shelby saved Ms Williams’ life the fight was on to save hers when they realised she had been bitten by the snake. “She was salivating and getting weaker,” Ms Lee said. Being a public holiday, the family had to drive 50km to the nearest vet. “Everything was just distressing,” she said. The vet bill came to $1400, a price Ms Lee says was worth it. “The vet told us she was very lucky to be alive,” she said.

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US federal safety agency is investigating a severe crash and fire involving a Telsa electric car that killed two teenagers in Florida. The National Transportation Safety Board said a team will focus on the emergency response to Tuesday evening’s post-crash fire in the battery of a Tesla Model S in Fort Lauderdale. The agency does not expect Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system to be a part of the investigation. It’s the second time in the past two months that the agency has investigated a Tesla fire.

A probe is under way into a fire in a Tesla Model X SUV that crashed on a freeway near Mountain View, California, on March 23. Lithium-ion batteries like those used by Tesla can catch fire and burn rapidly in a crash, although Tesla has maintained its vehicles catch fire far less often than those powered by petrol. Police say the Tesla in Fort Lauderdale with three teenagers inside crashed into a wall and caught fire. Two 18-year-olds were trapped and died when the car became engulfed in flames. Another teen was thrown from

the car and was taken to a hospital where his condition was unknown. One witness said the Tesla was being driven fast and spun out of control. He said he tried to help but the fire was too intense to get the teenagers out of the car. Earlier this month, Tesla and the NTSB got into an open feud over Tesla’s release of information from the probe into the Mountain View crash. The agency said it booted Tesla out of a group investigating the crash after the company prematurely made investigation details public. Tesla, however, disputed the claim.

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frontman for a sophisticated Sydney drug syndicate dubbed The Rock Act has been jailed for at least three-and-a-half years. William Siryani, who called himself “The Big Fella”, has pleaded guilty in the NSW District Court to supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis and knowingly directing the activities of a criminal group in 2016. Acting Judge Paul Conlon jailed the 34-year-old on Monday, noting the gang duped its many customers who thought they were buying cocaine but who were supplied with cheaper methamphetamine. The undercover police operation, which monitored Siryani and about 17 co-accused, intercepted 11,500 voice calls and 48,500 text messages during a three-month sting. Investigators found Siryani and other managers directed more than 10 drivers or “runners” seven days a week to deliver 0.5gram bags of methamphetamine, sold as $200 bags of cocaine to unsuspecting customers. As well as making sales and

deliveries The Rock Club also sent out promotional text messages. “Hey guys, we’re out and about tonight. Don’t miss out on your Front Row Rock Show tickets @$200 each ticket. P.S. Have a great day,” one read. Siryani previously told the judge he spent all the profits he made on his 24-gram $6000-a-day cocaine habit, a claim the prosecutor submitted was an exaggeration. Judge Conlon noted Siryani was suffering from substance-abuse disorder and depression at the time. The judge jailed him for six years with a nonparole period of three years six months. “This court sees on a daily basis the extent of the devastation caused to individuals and families by the dissemination William Siryani leaves the Downing of drugs in the Centre Court in Sydney, Thursday community,” he said. April 5, 2018


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Australian Scientist, 104, FEDERAL MPs BACK dies by assisted suicide MORE FESTIVAL “He Said He Would PILL TESTS Have Preferred to Die in Australia”

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ustralia’s oldest scientist David Goodall showed humour and a twinge of impatience before he died in Switzerland from assisted suicide, uttering the last words: “This is taking a long time”. The 104-year-old took his own life on recently at a clinic in Basel, to the strains of Beethoven’s final symphony and surrounded by family. Professor Goodall did not have a terminal illness but his quality of life had deteriorated in recent years. He could not end his life in Australia, where assisted suicide is not legal, so took a one-way ticket from Perth to France last week to see relatives before arriving in Switzerland, where it is permitted. “He almost became a little impatient at the end, having to go through quite a few necessary formal steps that are part of the process,” Philip Nitschke, founder of right-to-die group Exit International, told AAP. “During the paperwork, he said ‘what are we waiting for?’ “His final words were ‘this is taking a long time’. “He’d been told that everything would be very quick and in some ways, there had been a few delays.” Prof Goodall was asked four questions to confirm he was still lucid and knew what he was about to do, the final being “What is going to happen when you press the button?” “He said ‘well, I hope my heart stops’,” Dr Nitschke said. “I think he was very clear what he was doing.” Dr Nitschke said Prof Goodall’s death was peaceful. “It was rather sad but eventually he got what he had wanted for

quite a while at the end of a long life,” he said. In his final hours, Prof Goodall enjoyed his favourite dinner: fish and chips and cheesecake. And in his final minutes, a German-sung version of the last movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Ode to Joy, was played in line with his wishes. Prof Goodall sang a few bars of the famous piece at his last press conference on Wednesday. The esteemed ecologist was bemused by enormous media interest in his story but saw it as an important opportunity to stimulate debate about voluntary euthanasia. “At my age, or less than my age, one wants to be free to choose the death when the death is at an appropriate time,” Prof Goodall told reporters. “I no longer want to continue life. “I’m happy to have a chance to end it.” He said he would have preferred to die in Australia. Prof Goodall spent his final full day exploring botanic gardens with three of his grandchildren, who said they were proud of his bravery in the face of great public attention and were glad he would die on his own terms. It is expected he will be cremated in Switzerland, with his ashes to remain in the country, while his family in Perth will hold a memorial in coming months. Pro-life organisation Cherish Life Queensland issued a statement saying Prof Goodall’s actions would encourage vulnerable people to follow his example. Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.

ederal MPs have backed pill testing after an Australia-first trial at a Canberra music festival. More than 80 samples were tested at the Groovin the Moo event recently, with two lethal chemicals, some Polish toothpaste and paint uncovered as some of the ingredients. Nearly 130 people were spoken to in the testing tent which had disposal bins. Federal Liberal backbencher Warren Entsch believes drug dealers don’t care if their products give a person a high or put them in a grave.

“How many funerals do we have to go to of people that have taken these substances and found out they’re not what they’re sold?” he told ABC radio. Labor senator Lisa Singh believes pill testing at festivals without fear of police needs to be an option if governments are going to get serious about harm minimisation. ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly said the lessons learnt from the exercise would be valuable for the territory and other states. Neither side of federal politics has a policy on the issue.

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he days of searching for missing persons with posters, billboards and milk cartons might be numbered, with millions of Facebook photos shaping as a potential key to reuniting families with lost loved ones. The Invisible Friends campaign, a world-first initiative launched recently, urges global users to ‘friend’ the profiles of 10 missing people on the chance a facial scan finds them lurking in the background of their online photos and videos. Befriending these profiles

will allow the social network’s facial recognition software, which claims to operate at a 98 per cent accuracy rate, to trawl through posted images for an auto-tag match. The Victorianbased Missing Persons Advocacy Network, will then be notified of a possible match. “Invisible Friends is an ingenious way to put artificial intelligence to work for a good cause, and carry out a task humans simply aren’t capable of,” network founder and director Loren O’Keeffe said in a statement.

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acebook has announced plans to add a dating service to its social media platform. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the site would soon add a dating tool aimed at creating “real, long-term relationships”. The opt-in feature will enable users to create a separate dating profile to their existing Facebook account, with the site then offering recommendations based on preferences, things in common with other users of the tool, and any mutual friends. Speaking at the firm’s F8 conference, Zuckerberg said the tool would only suggest matches that users were not already friends with, and none of a user’s existing friends on the platform would be able to see any of their dating activity. The Facebook boss said more than 200 million people currently listed themselves as “single” on Facebook, adding the figure showed there was an opportunity to create new connections as a result. He added that he wanted the service to be used for

real relationships and “not just hook-ups”. Facebook’s new take on online dating is rolling out “soon”, Zuckerberg said, and will be seen as a direct challenge to the wide range of dating apps and online services already available. Apps such as Tinder and Bumble have become increasingly popular in recent years. Since launching in 2012, Tinder has grown to become one of the most popular apps on smartphones, in use in more than 190 countries, creating more than 26 million matches every day.

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housands of people have marched through Moscow, throwing paper planes and calling for authorities to unblock the popular Telegram instant messaging app. Protesters chanted slogans against President Vladimir Putin as they launched the planes - a reference to the app’s logo. “Putin’s regime has declared war on the internet, has declared war on free society... so we have to be here in support of Telegram,” one protester told Reuters.

entrepreneur Pavel Durov, called for “digital resistance” in response to the decision and promised to fund anyone developing proxies and VPNs to dodge the block. More than 12,000 people joined the march, said White Counter, a volunteer group that counts people at protests. “Thousands of young and progressive people are currently protesting in Moscow in defence

Russia began blocking Telegram on April 16 after the app refused to comply with a court order to grant state security services access to its users’ encrypted messages. Russia’s FSB Federal Security service has said it needs access to some of those messages for its work, that includes guarding against militant attacks. In the process of blocking the app, state watchdog Roskomnadzor also cut off access to a slew of other websites. Telegram’s founder, Russian

of internet freedom,” Telegram’s Durov wrote on his social media page. “This is unprecedented. I am proud to have been born in the same country as you. Your energy changes the world,” Durov wrote. Telegram has more than 200 million global users and is ranked as the world’s ninth most popular mobile messaging service. Iran’s judiciary has also banned the app to protect national security, Iranian state TV reported recently.

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Plan to make Australia

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Artist impressions for the solar thermal power plant to be built near Port Augusta, SA

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ind, solar and batteries could solely fuel Australia’s electricity system within 12 years under a proposal to power all the nation’s homes and businesses with renewable energy. The ambitious plan was launched in Melbourne recently on behalf of six Australian environment organisations working to move the nation to clean energy. “Australia has some of the best wind and solar resources in the world and technical capacity to meet its electricity needs with 100 per cent clean energy by 2030, let’s get on with it,” lead report author Nicky Ison said. “The plan has the level of ambition required to rapidly slash pollution from Australia’s electricity sector, set the nation up as a clean energy export superpower and ensure all Australians can access affordable clean energy.” The plan aims to build largescale wind, solar and batteries through clean energy auctions, have a Senate inquiry into the clean energy supply chain to find renewable jobs and grow a renewable exports industry.

A centre would be established to support industry to use clean energy and lower energy bills, while laws would also be reintroduced to improve how large-energy using businesses identify clean energy opportunities. The proposal aims to create fifty hubs across the country to give information, support community projects and rollout clean energy programs for renters and low-income households as well. It also proposes an energy service company for low-income households to ensure their bills go down, through access to clean energy, with minimum energy standards set, and indigenous communities would help codesign a clean power program. The goals don’t end there, with hopes to cut all of Australia’s climate pollution - from driving a car, manufacturing, to taking a flight - by 2050. Environmentalist and report co-author Bill McKibben says the federal government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee and “woefully inadequate pollution reduction targets” locked in polluting coal for decades.

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hen Nepali labourer Om Bahadur Purja sprained his leg in his remote village he would have faced a fourhour trek to the nearest medical centre - but for a pioneering scheme to bring healthcare to the Himalayas. Instead, the 60-year-old father of three received the treatment he needed in his home village thanks to the recent arrival of a drone carrying basic medicines and equipment. “This saved me a lot of trouble, time and money,” Purja told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from Ramche, a Himalayan village 250km northwest of the Nepali capital Kathmandu. Thousands of people living in remote areas of Nepal have no access to proper healthcare facilities, which means they have to walk or be carried long distances if they fall ill. The poor Himalayan country has just over 2600 doctors - less than one for every 10,000 people - and many of the 2000 village health posts meant to provide urgent treatment lack basic medicines as supplies often take months to reach them. That means many Nepalis resort to traditional healers or even go without any medical care. Enter Mahabir Pun, a 63-year-

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old former teacher who won national fame more than a decade ago with an ambitious scheme to connect Himalayan villages like Ramche to the internet. Pun’s non-profit National Innovation Centre (NIC) has developed the country’s first “medical drone”, aiming to bring care to the remote mountain communities that need it most. The machine, designed and assembled by young Nepali graduates, is the most effective way of bringing health services to people in difficult-to-reach areas, said Pun. He also hopes the scheme can provide employment for talented young Nepalis who might otherwise move abroad for work. “This way I am trying to promote innovation among the young engineers and contribute to slow the trend of people leaving Nepal for jobs abroad.” The drone can carry samples of blood and other fluids to the nearest laboratory for tests, and deliver supplies, he added. At present it can only carry a one kilogram load about 2km but the team is working on improving the range so it can carry a heavier load over a longer distance.

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our Australian internet providers have been ordered to block streaming access to a number of copyright movies and popular TV shows via a Smart TV Box. Roadshow successfully took action against Telstra, Optus, Vocus and TPG in the Federal Court of Australia to block the online sites, through which home viewers were illegally

accessing copyright Roadshow films and TV shows. Justice John Nicholas on Friday deemed the case to be a “flagrant” facilitation of copyright infringement. Users were accessing the copyright material via the Android-operated X-96 Smart TV Box, which allows home viewers to stream movies, TV, sports, play video games

and view photos. The internet providers have 15 days to disable access to the online locations, which are mainly based in the Netherlands. “... it is apparent from the evidence that the target online locations have facilitated the infringement of copyright in cinematograph films and television broadcasts on a widespread scale,” Justice

Nicholas said. “This facilitation of the infringement of the copyright is flagrant and demonstrates a disregard by the operators of the service for the rights of copyright owners.” Justice Nicholas added that disabling the locations in question would not affect the use of the X-06 boxes in any other way other than the copyright material in question.


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controller to help users navigate through the headset’s The Oculus Go is the first interface. high-end stand-alone virtual Inside Oculus Go, users will reality headset of its kind, with be able to try out more than the display and computing 1000 apps and experiences, power built directly into the including VR games. headset. The new headset will Until now, virtual reality also be home to new social systems have required a wired experiences, including Oculus connection to a PC or games Venues, where users will be console, or in the case of some able to experience live concerts more budget wireless devices and events wherever they are. use a smartphone slotted into The system also includes the device to act as the screen. an updated version of Oculus The technology giant Rooms, a virtual space where confirmed the launch of the up to four friends can gather much-anticipated headset at in virtual reality regardless Facebook’s annual developer of their location and spend conference, F8. time together - even watching The STG199 ($A365) device television together on a giant includes a built-in LCD screen virtual screen, known as and integrated speakers on Oculus TV, that is capable of either side of the headset, and playing content from services also comes with a wireless such as Netflix.

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martphone addiction is affecting productivity, emotional wellbeing and relationships, a study of young Australians has found. The Deakin University study of almost 400 undergraduate students found a third felt anxious if they were unable to regularly check their phones. Forty per cent felt lost without it, 34 per cent lost sleep due to time spent on their devices and more than half were on their phones when they should be doing other things. Lead researcher Dr Sharon Horwood said the findings were surprising, and added weight to suggestions problematic smartphone use is becoming an increasingly prevalent public health issue. “There’s no doubt that smartphones have changed the way we do things, and given that around 88 per cent of Australian have smartphones, we must feel as though we get something good from using them,” she said.

ueensland parents and school students are being offered the chance to voice their own ideas on ways to curb cyberbullying after the death of Northern Territory teenager Dolly Everett. Dolly was 14 when she took her life on January 3, having endured years of bullying at her Queensland private school, her parents Tick and Kate Everett say. They want Australian schools to adopt a national ‘blue heart’ rating system on bullying and cybersafety. Their new foundation, Dolly’s Dream, will pursue a national approach to bullying and cybersafety in schools.

The grieving parents hope each school will one day have a blue heart rating - featuring the foundation’s logo of a blue heart, with a butterfly at its centre - reflecting the strength of prevention and response strategies. The Everetts are in the final stages of setting up Dolly’s Dream as an official charity, four months after their daughter took her life on the family’s remote NT property. They’ve now revealed what they say were terrible failings by her boarding school - Scots PGC College in the Queensland town of Warwick. Mrs Everett said her daughter was bullied from her first term

This photo taken in 2009 and provided by Akubra Hats, shows Amy “Dolly” Everett in Brunette Downs in the Northern Territory, Australia. Hundreds of people are remembering Dolly who was known as the angelic face of the Australian bushmen’s hat brand and whose family says she killed herself after being targeted by cyberbullying. A memorial service for Dolly was held in the tiny Northern Territory town of Katherine on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 near her family’s cattle ranch.

and from the age of 12 to 14 she suffered physical, mental and online abuse by other students. Throughout it all, her parents say they kept up a constant dialogue with the school, but Dolly was branded a liar, considered a trouble-maker, and even suspended when she “decked” one of her tormentors - a boy who repeatedly pushed her over. Last November Dolly wrote a heart-breaking email to her mum about how she was confronted by a bunch of students, one of whom told her she should kill herself. A few months later, her parents found her body half-an-hour after she had gone to bed. Mrs Everett said Dolly’s school didn’t appear to have any processes to deal with what was happening to her daughter and school children should’t be at the mercy of disparate standards. In the weeks following her death, the Queensland government launched a taskforce to investigate ways to prevent cyberbullying. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says a series of public forums are now underway across the state to gather ideas about how to keep kids safe. AAP has contacted Scots PGC College for comment. Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 (for young people aged 5 to 25).


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t the 2013 annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, flashy OLED televisions sporting credit card-thin screens were at the front and centre of Samsung Electronics’ new gadgets display. Later that year, the South Korean company splurged on marketing the televisions which then retailed at around $US10,000 for the 55-inch model - to the ultra wealthy. Among the promotions was a penthouse party for the residents of One Hyde Park in London, labelled the world’s most expensive residential block. But by 2015, it had stopped making OLED (organic lightemitting diode) TVs, saying the market was not ready to embrace the high costs of the technology - based on thin films of carbon-based modules that light up in response to electric current. Instead it decided to focus on developing liquid crystal display screens that are backlit and enhanced with so-called quantum dots, semiconductor nanocrystals that produce colours and can improve picture quality. These are known as QLED TVs. It appears to have been a costly misstep. OLED TVs have become a dominant technology in the premium market - a TV of at least 55 inches in size costing more than $US2,500 - as the cost of producing them has dropped dramatically. Samsung is now the only major TV manufacturer not to produce OLED screens. And while the TV business generates less than 3 per cent of Samsung’s profit, which largely comes from its semiconductor and mobile phones businesses, the loss of the leadership of the premium, higher-margin market is a hard blow. “It was based on an objective appraisal of technological and cost competitiveness,” Jongsuk Chu, head of sales and marketing for Samsung’s TV business, told Reuters in a statement, referring to its decision to discontinue making OLED TVs.

Photo: Kim Hyun-suk, head of Samsung’s TV business, right, and a model pose with a 55-inch Samsung OLED, organic light emitting diode, TV during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 10, 2012.

A look at online reviews of both OLED and QLED TVs in the past couple of years indicate that OLED TVs made by South Korea’s LG Electronics and Japan’s Sony gained fans because of the quality of the picture. That doesn’t mean the Samsung QLED TVs don’t have their supporters. Picture quality has also improved and prices have dropped but they don’t tend to be reviewers’ top picks. “OLED TV’s jump in premium TV market share is a direct result of its outstanding picture quality,” said Ross Young, CEO of research provider Display Supply Chain Consultants. “Samsung may have missteped in their 2017 product by emphasising design over picture performance.” Samsung last year only got an 18.5 per cent share of global sales for premium TVs, based on dollar revenue, down from 54.7 per cent in 2015, according to research firm IHS Markit. Sony and LG have leapfrogged Samsung to grab 36.9 per cent and 33 per cent of the market respectively. Samsung remains the biggest maker of TVs in the world - a title it has now held for 12 years. It also claims to be No.1 in premium TVs, with more than a 40 per cent market share, based on data from GfK. These figures include 55-inch TVs that are cheaper than $US2,500. Samsung Electronics’ decision to base its TV business on LCD technology was made after it took the advice of Samsung Group’s now-defunct Corporate Strategy Office, a source with

knowledge of the matter said. “The office made a suggestion that it would be more profitable to focus on LCDs than switching to less-proven OLED,” said the source, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter. The reasons: the TV business was battling falling profits and the company felt LCD technology could be more profitable than high cost OLED, the source said. The only problem was that around the time this decision was being taken, LG was developing a much more efficient manufacturing process to make OLED screens. The retail price of a mainstream LG 55-inch OLED TV has dropped to just $US2,811 this year from $US14,056 in 2013, LG said. The impact on corporate results became clearer last month. LG said its TV division recorded a 77 per cent jump in quarterly profit and a record profit margin of 14 per cent in the quarter ended in March. Samsung reported a 32 per cent quarterly profit decline for its consumer electronics division that sells TVs and home appliances, saying that earnings fell from a year ago, partly because it had changed its lineup and stopped selling some lower and mid-priced TVs. Sony, whose television business incurred losses totalling 800 billion yen ($US7.4 billion) over ten years, swung back to a profit in the year ended in March 2017. To return to profit, the Japanese company reduced the number of markets around

the world in which it sells, diversified suppliers and offered both OLED and LCD screens. It also ditched an LCD joint venture with Samsung. The strategy paid off. While Sony had just 10.2 per cent share in the global TV market last year in dollar terms, it was No. 1 in the premium market. Its operating profit margin reached 10.7 per cent in the September-December quarter, according to John Soh, analyst at Shinhan Investment. The outlook for Samsung in premium TVs could worsen as 71 per cent of sales this year are expected to be OLED TVs, up from 51 per cent last year, according to IHS. And this is all happening with the 2018 FIFA World Cup starting in June. Consistently the most watched TV event in the world, it provides TV makers with a great opportunity to boost sales. When asked about whether it plans to restart OLED TV production and sales, Samsung said that it will lead the premium market by focusing on QLED and micro-LED technology, which uses miniature light emitting diodes to improve picture quality. “There’s no change (in our strategy),” Jonghee Han, President of Samsung’s TV business told reporters last month. Some display analysts say all might not be lost as Samsung can fight back on price. “Our goal is not to be No. 1 for x-number of consecutive years, but No. 1 forever,” Samsung’s Han said.


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aty Perry has sent Taylor Swift a real olive branch, appearing to end a long-running feud between two of pop music’s biggest stars. Swift, 28, posted a video of the package, which also included a letter from Perry, on her Instagram stories account with the caption “Thank You Katy” and a double heart emoji. The fight, which started as a dispute over back up dancers, has dominated the personal and professional lives of the two singers for more than four years and played out in their songs. Swift’s 2014 single “Bad Blood” was believed to be directed at Perry. Perry, 33, described her 2017 single, “Swish Swish,” as “a great anthem for people to use whenever somebody’s trying to hold you down or bully you.” An attempt by Perry a year ago to bury the hatchet, when she apologised for past actions and called Swift a “fantastic singer” was met with silence from Swift.

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ogue’s Anna Wintour has kicked off the star-studded and heaven-looking Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Wintour, who co-chairs the annual event, arrived at Monday night’s event in a beaded off-white Chanel gown and a cross necklace alongside her daughter, Bee Shaffer. George Clooney and his wife, Amal, were close behind. She says she’s looking forward to

On Tuesday May 8 however, the singer said in her Instagram story, “I just got to my dressing room and found this actual olive branch. This means so much to me.” An olive branch is a traditional symbol of peace. The olive branch, along with a letter beginning “Hey Old Friend, I’ve been doing some reflecting on past miscommunications and hurt feelings between us,” arrived on the first day of Swift’s worldwide “Reputation” tour, in Glendale, Arizona. It also followed Perry’s headline grabbing appearance on Monday at the Met Gala in New York, where she dressed as an angel. Swift and Perry’s makeup was among the top 10 trending items worldwide on Twitter last Tuesday.

everyone having a good time at the event. The gala is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, which each year welcomes celebrities from film, TV, fashion, sports and music. The gala also signifies the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition, which this year explores the connection between fashion and the Roman Catholic Church. It opened last Thursday.


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roduction for the third series of Stranger Things has begun, Netflix has announced. The streaming service has posted a behind-the-scenes video on social media accompanied with the message “just the facts”. The black and white video shows the cast gathering to read scripts for the next instalment of the drama. Actors Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven in the US show, and David Harbour, who

starred as Police Chief Jim Hopper in the first two series, both appear in the video. A series of captions that appeared throughout the video read, “On 20th April 2018 old friends and a few strangers came together to start a new adventure”. The final caption confirmed “season three now in production”. The announcement follows a hint from Brown that work had begun on the third instalment of the sci-fi series. Recently the 14-year-old British actress posted a photo of herself alongside Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy on Instagram. The image was captioned: “And so it begins #strangerthingsseason3.”

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here were thousands of screaming fans, songs and jokes - just like old times as ‘N Sync reunited to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fans lined the block to catch a glimpse of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone

Brown was recently included in this year’s Time top 100, alongside US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. She is the youngest person ever to be included in the annual List Of The World’s Most Influential People, which also featured Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The award-winning Stranger Things is set in the 1980s and follows a group of children as they experience a set of supernatural events in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. The third series will consist of eight episodes. The show’s creators, Ross and Matt Duffer, have previously suggested in interviews that it may run for up to four or five series.

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and Chris Kirkpatrick as the famous fivesome received a star on Monday on the legendary boulevard in Los Angeles. Fans occasionally broke into song as each member took the stage. Lance Bass addressed his LGBT fans, saying he didn’t come out publicly

during the band’s heyday in the late 1990s and early 2000s in part because he grew up deeply religious in Mississippi. He said he didn’t have the strength then but does now, and he thanked the gay community and others for their support.


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eith Urban was thrown by how his song Female, an ode to respecting women, was seen as a response to sexual harassment. Urban performed the song at the Country Music Awards in November and many people assumed it was inspired by the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement. The song, which features on Urban’s new album Graffiti U, alludes to harassment in one verse but he says it’s about much more than that. “Having young girls, nine and seven, I felt that was just a really important song. I wanted that song captured and I was thrown that it got labelled a sort of sexual harassment response song,” Urban told AAP. “There’s two lines in the second verse that speak to that and everything else in that song is just this beautiful prayer of hope and gratitude, it’s that and so much more. So it’s been an interesting thing trying to have that singular tag move away from the song that it’s not just about that.” The empowering song is just one of 13 new tracks on Urban’s album, which has already gone to the top spot in the US country charts. It’s a continuation of the genrehopping Urban experimented with on his last two albums Fuse and Ripcord, but Graffiti U pushes Urban even more into the realm of pop and even reggae at times. “It’s not really country. Not much of the record is. It’s its own thing. I think genre is dead, I think you just make music that’s really honest and all my music has always been that way, it’s just my muse has moved a little bit to wherever it is now and I just don’t question it,” Urban said. He says his Emmy-Award winning wife Nicole Kidman inspired him with her fearless approach to her own art. “Nic will try anything. She doesn’t filter anything when she’s trying something,” he said.

“All that stuff can come afterwards I think, choosing whether you want to say that or do that afterwards but not while you’re doing it. She’s been so great at changing the way that I create.” In fact, several of the songs on the album were written with Kidman in mind, in particular the song Gemini which describes her as “a maniac in the bed, but a brainiac in her head”. Julia Michaels, who co-wrote Justin Bieber’s Sorry and Ed Sheeran’s Dive, collaborated with Urban on the track and encouraged him to include that line. “She goes ‘It’s a fun song, just sing it’. I couldn’t argue with that logic which is ‘you feel that way about your wife, it’s about your wife, it’s super fun it’s super sexy. Just f***ing say it’,” he said. *Graffiti U is out now

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“I still do school. I live a normal life when I go home and a lot of my friends and family they just see me as Julian, not as Julian Dennison, not as ‘Russell’ this Deadpool 2 character,” Dennison told AAP. “And I still do the dishes and they still treat me like family.” But things are likely to change for Dennison pretty swiftly. The 15-year-old actor made waves as the star of Taika Waititi’s quirky, and popular film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople in 2016. Off the back of that, Deadpool 2 star and writer, Ryan Reynolds, insisted on meeting Dennison for the role of Russell Collins, AKA Firefist, in the Marvel movie sequel. “About a month and a half later, we got a call and they were like ‘we really like you, we want you to be in this film’ - so I was really blown away,” Dennison said. Soon after, the kid from the NZ city of Lower Hutt, found himself living nearly every teenager’s dream. “I’ve always wanted to be a superhero and I get powers in this film. It was just amazing as a 15-year-old kid being a part of this film. And I’m part of the whole Deadpool universe,” he said. In the Marvel comic books, Russell Collins is an American teenager who joins the Navy and discovers he can shoot fireballs out of his hands. For the film, the character was modified to be a young orphan from New Zealand who lives in a school for mutants. “I’m really bad at an American accent so I was glad that I kept my New Zealand accent,” he said. “In the comics, my character is kind of like this dude, this jock who goes off to the army and comes back with these powers. So I was sort of like ‘well I’m glad they changed the character because you don’t really see any superheroes who look like me, so it was really cool being able to change it up,” he said. Deadpool 2 released in Australian cinemas on May 16


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ecalled Australian ODI spinner Nathan Lyon says Australia will just have to cop the banter from English cricket fans over the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Test stalwart Lyon, who was very surprised to get his first ODI call-up since 2016, has a good idea of what to expect in next month’s five-match series against current world No.1ranked England. “I’’ve never played in England where they haven’t given it to us,” Lyon said. “There’s no point taking some tissues out with us, we’ve just got to stand out there and cop it.” The most experienced Test player in the squad, Lyon has appeared in just 13 ODIs. He expects Josh Hazlewood and himself will need to show leadership for an otherwise inexperienced attack in the absence of injured pacemen Mitchel Starc and Pat Cummins. Batsman Aaron Finch was named vice-captain behind wicketkeeper Tim Paine and Lyon wasn’t anticipating he would be get an official leadership position anytime soon despite playing 78 Tests. “It’s not on my radar, I’m a big one for believing you don’t need a label to be a leader,” he said. “But if the opportunity came there I wouldn’t say no to it, if I could help Tim Paine out.” The series in England

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represents the first activity for the Australian men’s team since the ill-fated tour of South Africa. “It’s a good chance for Australian cricket to move on and a good chance for Australian players to rebuild the trust and faith of the Australian public and earn back their respect,” Lyon said. He believed the hefty bans for Steve Smith and David Warner would leave massive holes in the Australian team, but represented great opportunities for young batsmen. He said he would not have any issues playing alongside Smith, Warner and Cameron Bancroft after their respective suspensions. Lyon last played an ODI in August 2016 in Sri Lanka and was surprised to get a call-up for the England series after revealing national selector Trevor Hohns hadn’t rated his chances very highly when they talked in Johannesburg several weeks ago. Asked what message he had got from Hohns, Lyon said ‘”It’s a great opportunity for you to push your claims for the World Cup in 2019. “It’s well documented I that I want to play in all three formats for Australia, that’s my goal. “To get this opportunity and be included in the squad and to head over to England, where the World Cup is is being played that’s going to be a massive advantage.”

in the ODI squad under new coach Justin Langer. Lyon’s improvement as a Test spinner Test skipper Tim Paine will over the past two years has also take the ODI reins when been astronomical. But can he Australia tour England in June translate it to the limited overs but no decision has been made format? Ashton Agar will be on a permanent 50-over captain. nipping at his heels while Adam Vice-captain Aaron Finch would Zampa is a proven performer be a logical replacement but despite being dropped from both South Australian duo Travis Head the ODI and T20 squads. and Alex Carey, who has been named Australia’s T20 vice• Who will shoulder Australia’s captain, could also be options. pace workload? Steve Smith will have served his Frontline quicks Mitchell Starc suspension by the time the World Cup rolls around but is ineligible and Pat Cummins won’t play to hold a leadership position until in either of Australia’s next two limited-overs assignments as they at least March 2020. recover from injuries sustained • Who replaces David Warner during the Test series in South and Steve Smith? Africa. Josh Hazlewood will anchor the ODI attack in their The star duo’s 12-month bans absence with Jhye Richardson, will test Australia’s batting depth. Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye Warner will be particularly tough and Billy Stanlake vying for the to replace given he opened the remaining spots. Stanlake is batting across all three formats an interesting one - his pace is last summer. T20 revelation a serious weapon but will his Darcy Short has also been 204cm frame hold up to the selected in the ODI team and rigours of 50-over cricket? could slot straight into an opening position. Veteran Shaun Marsh • Any other surprises? earned a surprise recall while Chris Lynn was a notable Finch, Head, Carey and Glenn omission from both the ODI and Maxwell are all solid options. But there was no love for Usman T20 squads, despite recently returning to play in the Indian Khawaja, whose chances of playing in the World Cup appear Premier League. Selectors are yet to be convinced that increasingly remote. his troublesome shoulders • Can Nathan Lyon seize his have recovered enough for him opportunity? to field at international level. Queenslander Jack Wildermuth Australia’s greatest offspinner is a bolter in the T20 squad while hasn’t played white-ball cricket Nic Maddinson’s recall came just since August 2016 but is back days after he was axed by NSW.

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ussian President Vladimir Putin has led an ice hockey team to a decisive victory in a gala match in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi. Wearing a red jersey with number 11, Putin scored five goals in a 12-7 win over a team led by billionaire oligarch Vladimir Potanin, Russian media reported. Among Putin’s teammates

were Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and former ice hockey star Viacheslav Fetisov. Putin regularly participates in exhibition hockey games with high-profile invitees, in which he tends to score the most goals. Putin, 65, is often portrayed in state media as a successful athlete and frequently pictured in rugged outdoor settings with a bare torso.

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io Ferdinand has been refused a professional boxing licence, the former Manchester United and England soccer star has announced. Ferdinand, who retired from football in 2015, vowed to launch a career as a professional boxer last September. His challenge was being backed by a betting company. The 39-year-old stated it was his intention to challenge for a belt, but the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) has told him it will not be reviewing his application. In a statement posted to Facebook, Ferdinand said: “Having been training 4-5 times a week since announcing the aim of achieving a professional boxing licence and stepping into the ring, it is with a heavy heart that I am hanging up my gloves on Betfair’s Defender to Contender challenge. “Despite having never felt better physically or mentally, after notifying the British Boxing Board of Control of my intention to apply for a licence, I have received confirmation that they

would not be reviewing my application at this point in time. “To say I’m disappointed by this decision is an understatement.” He added: “To not be given the chance to demonstrate my ability to the BBBoC through the standard assessment afforded to others is hard to take. “I wanted to show people that it’s OK to have a goal and strive to reach it. It’s important to approach everything with success in mind, and to give it your all, but sometimes things work against you.” Ferdinand won the Premier League title on six occasions with Manchester United and was capped by England 81 times. He now works as a soccer pundit.

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iger Woods believes the golf world should be wary that Jason Day has added another weapon to his arsenal as he continues his quest back to world No.1. The 14-time major champion Woods says Day has developed the ability to win without his best stuff during two US PGA Tour victories this year, which have propelled the Australian seven spots up the rankings to No.7. Day fought the stumbles during a two-shot win at the recent Wells Fargo Championship, where he carded four bogeys during the final round. In January, he won a second title at Torrey Pines despite opening the event with a 73 and needing six sudden-death playoff holes to defeat Sweden’s Alex Noren. The pair of victories certainly haven’t come as easily as the five Day earned during a breakout 2015 season, which included a maiden major title at the US PGA Championship. But Woods believes close friend Day is a now more complete golfer.

“Well, 2015 was one of those special years where Jason hit the ball unbelievably well,” Woods said at the recent Players Championship. “He has two wins this year, not quite as (dominant), but that’s learning how to win. “I’ve won numerous times not playing well but (I) found a way to score and get the job done and that’s what he’s doing.” Woods, who holds the record for most consecutive weeks (281) and total weeks (683) as world No.1, has no doubt 30-year-old Day can reclaim top spot. “He’s already done it, and there’s no reason why he can’t do it again,” Woods said. Queenslander Day topped the rankings for 47 consecutive weeks before surrendering it to Dustin Johnson in February 2017, in the midst of a tumultuous year. Day revealed in March that mother Dening had been diagnosed with lung cancer, before wife Ellie suffered a miscarriage in November while pregnant with the couple’s third child.

He admitted the emotional stress affected his desire to practice as he endured a winless 2017. But Day, who won the 2016 Players Championship, says the fire has returned as he enters a new chapter in his career. ‘Everything feels balanced in my life; I’ve got no problems at home or distractions; I’m focused on golf,” Day said ahead of the TPC Sawgrass event. “Desire and hunger (are not lacking) right now and I’m very motivated to keep pushing this (form) more and more.”

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ebb Simpson believes his dominant Players Championship win marks the resurrection of his career after hitting rock bottom in the years following his 2012 US Open triumph. Simpson was perhaps the hardest hit when golf’s rulemakers banned the anchoring of putters to the body in January 2016, which plunged the American into an almost five-year winless drought on the US PGA Tour. But the 32-year-old showed no signs of scar tissue across past four days as he enjoyed a masterclass on the greens during a four-shot victory at TPC Sawgrass. Starting the final round with the tournament’s largest-ever 54-hole lead of seven shots, Simpson held

on tight during a one-over-par 73 to finish at 18 under 270. Despite finding the water with his second shot on the last hole, resulting in a double-bogey 6, Simpson left runners-up Charl Schwartzel, Jimmy Walker and Xander Schauffele (all 67s) in his wake at 14 under. Simpson, who used a longer, broomstick putter during his only major victory, admitted he struggled after the ban. “I certainly disagreed with the decision,” Simpson said, labelling it a kneejerk reaction to Keegan Bradley (2011 US PGA Championship) and Australia’s Adam Scott (2013 Masters) using an anchored putter to win major titles. “To learn a new skill in the middle of your career was the biggest challenge.

“It made working hard and staying positive that much harder.” Buoyed by his win at golf’s unofficial fifth major, Simpson has set his sights on a second US Open crown. “I think the US Open (is achievable) because I really like when par is a good score,” Simpson said. “To beat the best field in golf will give me confidence going into the majors and World Golf Championship events.” The North Carolina native also said he wished his father, Sam, who died last year after a battle with Parkinson’s disease, could have witnessed an emotional fifth US Tour victory. “I thought about him all day; we miss him like crazy,” Simpson said.

Jason Day finished as leading Australian in a share of fifth place with a 68 lifting him to 13 under. Day mixed two early birdies with a holed bunker shot for eagle at the ninth, but his surge fizzled with an even par back nine. Meanwhile, two-time Players winner Tiger Woods pulled out all the stops during his final-round 69. Woods raced up the leaderboard, picking up six shots through 12 holes, before the wheels came off with a bogey at the 14th and a double-bogey 5 at the famous par-3 17th. Woods settled for a share of 11th at 11 under, alongside former Players winner Adam Scott (68). Scott’s fellow Australian Marc Leishman struggled to a 76 to share 63rd at three under.


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claimed Kokkinakis had broken his kneecap during a heated exchange with chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani after tossing away one of the on-court signs. But Kokkinakis’s father now says his son is targeting a return for the Roland Garros grand slam starting on May 21. “Injury progressing well. He is back on court hitting lightly. RG is the plan,” Trevor Kokkinakis said on Thursday.

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rozen screens, bendy offside lines and other technical glitches have made the video assistant referee (VAR) system a frequent target of derision as the World Cup approaches. Two years of testing before the June 14 opening game have left Johannes Holzmueller, the head of FIFA’s Technology Innovation Department, “sweating...because we were unsure if everything works perfectly. “However, now that we go into the World Cup we are quite sure that we will have the best set-up that is possible at the moment. But he refused to say the network of digitally-enhanced cameras overseen by experienced assistant referees would be fool-proof in time for the World Cup that kicks off in Moscow. “It is technology; it can fail,” Holzmueller said at a media conference. Few doubt that after several controversial incidents recently. Recently a technical glitch allowed an offside goal to stand, deciding the A-League championship. “Cameras were frozen. The feeds were no longer available. They tried the best in that situation but could not find one angle,” Holzmueller said. “If they do not have all the feeds or the specific angle to say ‘hey, I am 100 per cent sure, 100 per cent convinced I would go for a clear offside’.

“If you cannot have that as a VAR, then of course you cannot tell the referee on the pitch. “In this case it was a clear technology failure. We learned a lot from that.” Last month in the Bundesliga, Mainz were awarded a penalty during halftime after their opponents had already left the pitch. In Belgium last weekend, the Club Brugge game against Anderlecht started more than 15 minutes late because the VAR system was not ready. In Italy in March, Lazio took issue with a number of decisions, prompting about 200 fans to protest outside the national football federation. Holzmueller said that, in another incident, the digital line on the screen to decide offside was bendy rather than straight. Live and learn and always have a back-up, said Massimo Busacca, director of refereeing at soccer’s ruling body FIFA. “I say always we must be ready for a Plan B. Who is ready for Plan A only is not the top. Who is not expecting the unexpected cannot be top level,” Busacca said, suggesting technology must always be subservient to the referee. “Only one decision at the next World Cup, only one, is enough to say: VAR was good to be introduced. “The aim is not to achieve 100 per cent calls for all decisions, only to avoid scandal.”

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ootball’s law-making body concedes the A-League grand final has exposed a flaw in the global protocols for video reviews and underlined the glaring need for a “back-up system” in case of technological glitches. The recent video assistant referee (VAR) failure in Newcastle has reverberated around the world, with the German Bundesliga among the competitions which have contacted Football Federation Australia seeking information as to what went so wrong. FFA has already sent a preliminary account to IFAB, the organisation responsible for the laws of the game, and will prepare a more detailed paper once Hawk-Eye has analysed the ‘crash dump report’ from the software program that froze moments before Kosta Barbarouses’ ninth-minute goal for Melbourne Victory. It meant the VAR on duty, Craig Zetter, did not have access to the side-on camera angle which made it abundantly clear that defender James Donachie was offside when he headed the ball across the box for Barbarouses to score. It comes just a month out from the World Cup in Russia, where the VAR will be used for the first time at football’s showpiece event. “The incident in question was primarily the result of a short-

term failure of the technology rather than human error on the part of the VAR team,” an IFAB spokesman told AAP in a statement. “No technology system is perfect and what is important is for everyone to learn the lessons from this incident and ensure that when there is a technology failure there are procedures and a back-up system, so the problem can be overcome.” A-League chief Greg O’Rourke confirmed to AAP that there was no alternate system in place for the grand final, which he believed was consistent with all leagues using VAR across the world and the protocols set out by IFAB. “That’s clear. They have back-up hardware, but this was a software crash,” he said. Although it will be of no comfort to the Newcastle Jets and their supporters, the creation of a standardised fallback option will most likely be the long-term legacy of their controversial 1-0 defeat. O’Rourke said FFA had already recognised the need for one and several months ago had toured the NRL’s ‘bunker’, which has a back-up booth in case of emergency. With the A-League still committed to the use of VARs, it’s likely the competition will look to emulate the rugby league set-up, which oversees all matches from a central location.


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eteran Tim Cahill and 19-year-old Daniel Arzani are in Australia’s preliminary 32-man squad for next month’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. Croatian-born 21-year-old rightback Fran Karacic is the shock selection in the squad announced by coach Bert van Marwijk on Monday. Cahill, 38, remains in the frame for a fourth consecutive appearance at soccer’s showpiece tournament. “He can make a difference, he is a player who will not be nervous to play in front of 80,000 people,” van Marwijk told reporters in Sydney. Arzani’s stellar A-League season with Melbourne City has been rewarded while Karacic has been plucked from Croatia’s firstdivision at NK Lokomotiva. Van Marwijk said Karacic could fill a void at right-back. “Everybody knows that the right defending position, I don’t have a lot of choice for that position,” van Marwijk said. “He is already the captain of his team, at 21-years-old. “He plays only right-back and we don’t have a lot of players in that position ... it’s a position we discuss a lot.” Karacic’s father is Australian but he hasn’t played in Australia. Van Marwijk, who will oversee the Socceroos’ cup campaign before handing the reins to Graham Arnold, retained the 26

players from recent friendlies, including established core Mile Jedinak, Aaron Mooy, Mat Ryan, Mathew Leckie, Robbie Kruse, Massimo Luongo and Tomi Juric. Striker Jamie McLaren’s recent goal-scoring in Scotland won him a recall with goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak, Alex Gersbach and Apostolos Giannou other additions Van Marwijk said he would trim the squad to 26 or 27 players in about a week. The squad will then attend a pre-Cup training camp in Turkey before the final 23-man squad for the World Cup is named on June 9, a week before their tournament-opener against France. Provisional squad: Goalkeepers: Brad Jones, Mitch Langerak, Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic Defenders: Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Alex Gersbach, Matthew Jurman , Fran Karacic, James Meredith, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury, Aleksandar Susnjar, Bailey Wright Midfielders: Josh Brillante, Jackson Irvine, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Massimo Luongo, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, James Troisi Forwards: Daniel Arzani, Tim Cahill, Apostolos Giannou, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie, Jamie Maclaren, Andrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos, Nikita Rukavytsya.

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lastair Clarkson calls it “creep” - and he’s not referring to social media pests. The four-time Hawthorn premiership coach says efforts to keep the game flowing have contributed to the AFL’s problems with congestion. He’s also welcomed the widespread debate about the state of the game, amid concerns about lower scoring in the opening six rounds this season. Clarkson is optimistic, saying the game is in good shape and only tweaks are needed to improve it. But he also notes that the AFL is losing one its main attractions - that it attracts players of all shapes and sizes. “I think the glass is threequarter full and we have a fantastic product,” he said. “In my view, the tweaks aren’t even changes - in business terms, they call it ‘creep’. “There have been some things happening in terms of adjudication to keep the ball in flow. “In actual fact, it doesn’t flow, it brings more (players) to the contest and makes it more

difficult for us to have a freeflowing game.” One of the key outcomes of the growing congestion is that the midfield especially is featuring more of the same sort of player - big-bodied, taller players in the mould of Dustin Martin and Nat Fyfe. “Over the journey I’m seeing key forwards fall out of the game, second rucks fall out of the game, traditional wingmen fall out of the game,” Clarkson said. “We have no Johnny Platten, first rovers, any more, the Dale Weightmans, the Kevin Bartletts, the Leigh Matthews. “It’s becoming too much of the same sort of player - either really tall, really big and strong, or really really small and quick, fleet of foot.” Clarkson added forwards undoubtedly are more fatigued when they have shots on goal, because they are having to cover more ground to set up their scoring opportunities. “If we fix up the positioning and the flow of the ball a bit better, then maybe we can see ... a ground where (there are) isolated contests right around the

oval, rather than 36 players in one half of the ground,”’ he said. Clarkson, one of the AFLs most respected figures, also said the widespread commentary about how to fix the game is most important. “I don’t need to be right, I don’t have to have a win in this space,” he said. “I have a great love of the game and I’m keen for us to produce the best product we can. “So when you’re noticing these trends over a long long period of time, then you try to make an observation on what you think you can do to help.”

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elbourne NRL captain Cameron Smith believes the Storm must find consistency in their game to remain a premiership threat this season, after overcoming a slow start to beat Gold Coast. The Storm needed three second-half tries to erase an eight-point deficit against the lowly Titans on Saturday and cement their spot in the top four. Christian Welch’s sinbinning for a professional foul that stopped a probable Alexander Brimson try gave the Titans a late sniff, but Josh Addo-Carr scooped up a loose pass to seal the contest. Asked whether this year’s new-look side could defend their crown, Smith said: “I think we can if we get some consistency about us.” Storm coach Craig Bellamy also challenged his team to string some strong performances together, but was delighted to come out on top in a close contest for the

first time this year. “The games we’ve won, we’ve won by reasonable amounts. I know, in the end, it was 14 points - we scored a late try - but I was just real happy that we got through a real close game today,” he said. Looking to snap a run of four-straight losses, the Titans stunned the defending premiers to get to a 14-8 lead before being hit by a crippling sequence of injuries. At one stage, Garth Brennan’s bench was empty after Jarrod Wallace (head knock), Will Matthews (head knock), Kevin Proctor (groin) and Keegan Hipgrave (wrist) were all in the casualty ward. Wallace and Hipgrave returned but another head clash put Jack Stockwell out of action, while Melbourne half Ryley Jacks was also ruled out of the clash with concussion. Melbourne took advantage of the league’s worst defensive team with a Curtis Scott try and two Cameron

Smith penalty goals to jump to an 8-0 advantage early at Suncorp Stadium. But sparked by some big tackling from debutante half Brimson and some uncharacteristic Storm handling errors, the Titans were able to steady through Ashley Taylor. Taylor first went short to Titans debutant Brenko Lee in the right corner, before Taylor made the most of a Billy Slater fumble to put his other centre Dale Copley away for the eight-point lead at the break. Injury spoiled the Titans’ second-half plans as tries to Felise Kaufusi and Cameron Munster edged the Storm clear for their sixth win of the season. “Things are going against us at this point with some injuries. Down to no reserves at stages in that second half, but that’s footy,” Titans coach Garth Brennan said. “I’m really proud of the performance the boys put in. There was plenty of guts showed there tonight.”

CRIPPS HOPES FIRST WIN CAN STIR BLUES

He understands the club’s emphasis on blooding youth, and The AFL powerhouse endured that the club won’t be judged on their worst-ever start to a the win-loss this year. season, waiting until round eight But he was understandably to notch a first win. eager to shed the club’s winless Cripps played a strong hand record. helping deliver it on Saturday, “When you go 0-7 no matter with 19 contested possessions how old you are you start, not in a 13-point defeat of arch-rivals doubting, but you want to get Essendon. that belief back,” he said. The 23-year-old said the long“Early in the year especially awaited win brought “joy and after JLT I thought we had that also a bit of confidence”. belief and we showed what we

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can do against Richmond (in round one). “It’s been a tough start to the year. “Hopefully the young guys really build some belief from that and it can kickstart a few games in a row for us.” The Blues face an intimidating run to the bye in round 12. They play Melbourne on Sunday before away matches to Geelong and Sydney. Cripps, who has deputised for

injured captain Marc Murphy over the last month, said morale was high even in the absence of that winning feeling - and he expected it to stay that way. “The best thing about the group is it’s been tough but morale around the joint has been pretty upbeat,” he said. “We’ve had a few injuries. We’re young. We know if we stick to the plan and keep up-skilling these young guys this experience is going to be invaluable.”


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While Sheedy agreed Essendon were down on confidence, he said that history was littered with examples of things turning around in a short space of time. “You know that sport is between the ears,” he said. “I played with teammates who are superstar players but just cannot find the ball and cannot kick a goal when they need it and then, all of a sudden, within a month’s time they can. “It’s very difficult but you’ve got to get back and work hard to find that sort of dedication to make sure that your confidence will never be shattered for long. “I lost 240 games at Essendon as a coach - that’s 11 years I drove home losing but I haven’t lost my confidence, I can assure you.”

Sheedy said coach John Worsfold would need to arrive at Tullamarine this week as “the most positive person in the history of club” for the Bombers to be any hope of beating top-four fancies Geelong this week. He stopped short of suggesting Worsfold should wield the axe for the game, but he did provide a possible solution for Essendon’s horrible form. “What I like about watching the Tigers is ... they all play like (coach) Damien Hardwick,” he said of the former hard-nosed defender who played in a similar fashion to Worsfold. “I just want everybody at Essendon to play like ‘Woosha’ (Worsfold) and I’ll be really happy.”

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oach Nathan Buckley says Collingwood are searching for answers after Darcy Moore and Jamie Elliott both reinjured their troublesome hamstrings in a rough day for the Magpies. Moore could face an extended stint on the sidelines after going down in just his second game back from a month on the AFL sidelines as Collingwood went down by 21 points to Geelong on Sunday at the MCG. The 22-year-old pulled up sore after taking a chest mark early in the second term and played no further part in the game. Collingwood were reduced to two players on the interchange bench when Tom Phillips was concussed early in the third

quarter. Phillips managed to soccer through his second goal while being tackled by Zach Tuohy but copped an inadvertent knee to the head from teammate Chris Mayne on the way down.

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ssendon coaching great Kevin Sheedy refutes his former pupil Matthew Lloyd’s assertion that the Bombers are no longer a great club, and has urged the current team to play more like their coach John Worsfold used to. Champion full-forward Lloyd made his comments on Melbourne radio over the weekend after the Bombers lost to previously winless Carlton by 13 points. Sheedy acknowledged Lloyd’s comments could further damage the players’ already-eroded confidence, but insisted the Bombers are still a

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