browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Author Archives: admin

Rough-house Manikato Stakes leaves beaten brigade bruised

Exciting finish: Lankan Rupee (right) just holds off rivals in a classic end to the Manikato Stakes on Friday night. Photo: Vince Caligiuri/Getty ImagesMick Price has warned Lankan Rupee will only improve following his Manikato Stakes win on Friday night.
Nanjing Night Net

But several of the vanquished runners were left licking their wounds. Lankan Rupee was ridden aggressively with the intent to lead from a wide gate and had to survive protests from the minor placegetters, Angelic Light and Famous Seamus, in a remarkable group 1 where the field of 12 finished within 2-1/2 lengths of each other.

Angelic Light and Famous Seamus clipped heels and almost fell in the first 200 metres, losing several lengths and their position, as pressure came from the outside via Temple Of Boom and Lankan Rupee.

The protest took more than 45 minutes to be dismissed and it delayed the last race of the night by 20 minutes. Stewards found that interference “could not fully be attributed to the shift by Lankan Rupee”.

However, they severely reprimanded winning rider Craig Newitt and Temple Of Boom’s Tegan Harrison “for failing to exercise sufficient care near the 1100 metres by allowing their mounts to shift in, causing severe interference”.

On Saturday Price was delighted with the way Lankan Rupee came though the win.

“He was there for them all to beat and he will really come on from that,” he said. “He went home and ate up. I haven’t been able to do much with him in the past couple of weeks because of the hoof and he is much better horse when he gets to Flemington.”

The early carnage had several trainers go home feeling they had hard-luck stories. Runner-up Angelic Light’s trainer Robbie Griffiths said he would monitor his mare before making a decision about the Darley Classic on the final day of the Flemington carnival on November 8.

“She has a bit of bark [skin] off her and knows she had a run,” Griffiths said. “She lost those couple of lengths in the incident and did a great job.

“It was a race where a lot of people would think they should have won, not Lankan Rupee. We’re one of them and I think we should have got the protest as well.”

Terravista, which ran fifth and was caught in the middle of the incident at the 1100m, is unlikely to return to Melbourne.

“He was fantastic because he likes his racing room and didn’t get that,” trainer Joe Pride said. “He really didn’t handle the trip [to Melbourne] that well. I don’t really want to back-up him up that quickly, and he is going to win his group-1 races.”

Buffering was left battle scarred, trainer Robert Heathcote saying he had “bark off him everywhere and a lumber problem, it was a war”.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading »

Categories: 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Rough-house Manikato Stakes leaves beaten brigade bruised

GWS Giants unlikely to play Victorian club on Anzac Day, but Geelong on cards for Manuka

The GWS Giants have  seemingly missed out on luring a big Victorian club to Canberra for Anzac Day, but there could be some consolation with AFL powerhouse Geelong pencilled on their draft 2015 fixture at Manuka Oval.
Nanjing Night Net

Gold Coast are shaping as the Giants’ likely opponents for the historical 2015 Anzac Day game, which will be played as a twilight fixture after the Essendon-Collingwood blockbuster at the MCG.

GWS are also  likely to play their first two home games at Manuka, possibly in round two and certainly in round four, given their Sydney base will be out of action because of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The Giants and the ACT government had been lobbying the AFL for a big Victorian club on Anzac Day, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli, with Geelong and back-to-back premiers Hawthorn  their preferred opponents.

While that bid seems to have failed, it’s likely Geelong will play its first game in the ACT since it beat North Melbourne at Manuka in 2006.

The Giants’ NAB Cup match for Canberra is likely to be released on Tuesday, with the AFL draw announced on Thursday.

GWS chief executive David Matthews said the draft draw was subject to change.

“Things can change late, so it’s tough to speculate on exactly who is going to be placed where yet, but we do know we’re aiming to get a stronger fixture next year into Canberra,” Matthews said on the ABC.

“We have requested two Victorian sides in particular, and whether it’s a side like Gold Coast coming for one of those three games, that’d be a good result with Gary Ablett jnr and given the emerging rivalry we’ve got … we had our first ever win in Canberra against Gold Coast.”

The Giants have played the Western Bulldogs at Manuka every season since joining the AFL three years ago and generally have been allocated low-drawing clubs like Melbourne, Port Adelaide and North Melbourne. But Matthews said they were making an effort to get the bigger clubs to Canberra.

“We do want to bring a mix of sides to Canberra,” he said.

“Over time we want to be performing at a level and winning games regularly enough that the entertainment is first and foremost the Giants, but we’re conscious there’s supporters of all clubs in Canberra, so the Giants play a role in trying to vary the fixture and bring different sides in.

“We know we’re very likely to be there in round two and we know we’re going to be back for sure in round four, which is the Anzac clash … that’s going to give us a great start and great momentum in the nation’s capital.”

GWS plays three home-and-away games in Canberra every season, plus one pre-season game.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading »

Categories: 南京夜网 | Comments Off on GWS Giants unlikely to play Victorian club on Anzac Day, but Geelong on cards for Manuka

‘Bring it on’ – Newman welcomes PM federation reform talk

Campbell Newman Photo: Glenn HuntPremier Campbell Newman is picking up what Prime Minister Tony Abbott is putting down about reforming the federation.
Nanjing Night Net

Mr Abbott has issued a call to the premiers to have “a rational discussion about who does what” in a precursor to the federation white-paper process.

Mr Newman has long called for reform on how the Commonwealth funds the states, especially when it comes to education and health, which are run by the states but reliant on changing funding mechanisms from the federal government.

The latest budget, which announced an $80 billion cut in health and education funding in the forward estimates, has only inflamed the debate.

Giving the Sir Henry Parkes commemorative address on Saturday, Mr Abbott argued states that received a lower share of GST from the Commonwealth, which included New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, deserved a “fair go”, but any changes should not leave smaller states worse off.

“It’s basically about giving everyone a fair go – but it has to be fair to the states making the financial contributions as well as to those receiving them, to those who give as well as those who receive,” he said in an advance copy of the speech obtained by Fairfax Media. “It should be possible to make these arrangements more equitable between the larger states with the smaller states no worse off.”

Mr Newman said to bring it on.

“I welcome Prime Minister Abbott’s commitment to working with state governments to review the federation,” he said.

“We need to clearly define which levels of government should deliver education in schools and universities and health services in hospitals, as well as who should provide the roads, rail, ports, electricity and water supplies that are essential to our future prosperity.

“There are far too many areas where federal and state responsibilities overlap and create waste, duplication and confusion.

“We’ve reached a situation where funding for vital services – like health, education and housing – is provided only if the services are delivered as the federal government sees fit and only if states agree to complex, onerous and expensive administrative requirements.

“States must have untied access to a sustainable revenue base that is sufficient to deliver on their responsibilities.

“All Australians are the losers in this because billions of dollars are wasted on unnecessary bureaucracy.

“I also believe that getting out of each other’s way will not only mean more efficient government, but more accountable government.

“Right now there’s a window of opportunity to make real and positive change.

“The Queensland government is keen to grasp this chance and will work constructively with Canberra and the other states to develop a new partnership and secure a brighter future for all Australians.”

The Prime Minister is expected to call all premiers together before the middle of next year to discuss federation reform, but not until the Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland elections have run.

– With James Massola 

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading »

Categories: 南京夜网 | Comments Off on ‘Bring it on’ – Newman welcomes PM federation reform talk

Consumer watchdog to probe new Tatts monopoly in Victoria

An agreement between two gaming companies that would see Tatts reclaim their monopoly in Victorian public lotteries will be probed by the consumer watchdog.
Nanjing Night Net

Intralot approached Tatts in a bid to dump their 10-year contract signed in 2007 to operate Keno and scratchie businesses, with the state government set to approve the deal in a bid to limit Intralot’s losses.

The Greek gaming giant has filed a Supreme Court statement of claim against the government for $63 million in compensation. The government are now embroiled in four legal stoushes with gaming companies worth almost $1.3 billion, with several of the companies maintaining government contracts to provide services despite court action.

Gaming Minister Ed O’Donohue has approved the contract cancellation, as Intralot’s damages claim would increase while it remained valid.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will have to approve the deal, which would restore the monopoly Tatts held for 54 years before Intralot were awarded the 2007 contract.

Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews described a News Corp story linking him to the Intralot contract, which was signed with the Brumby Government, as “absolute rubbish”. Mr Andrews was gaming minister for nine months until August 2007, but Tony Robinson had the portfolio when the contract was signed that October.

Details of the Intralot compensation claim were first reported in September, but were not linked to Mr Andrews until Saturday.

“This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading »

Categories: 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Consumer watchdog to probe new Tatts monopoly in Victoria

Bendigo Bank Fun Run: Week 9 training program

Congratulations – you have made it to the final week.
Nanjing Night Net

Thehard work is done and you can now relax and prepare for thefun run this weekend.

In regards to your training this weekwe will ease off and complete some comfortable runs to keepthe legs turning over.

More importantly, you need to focus onyour race day preparation. The best advice I can give at thisstage is “Do not change anything!”

Don’t eat different foodson race day, don’t wear new clothes and don’t be late!

Planhow you will get to the start line, taking note of road closuresand remember that there is a different start location this year.

But most of all, enjoy yourself, acknowledge your achievementsand have fun! And give me a wave as you rush by…

5km training program – Week 9

MONDAY

Rest

TUESDAY

Run 3km comfortably

WEDNESDAY

Strength training 3 by 10 each exercise

THURSDAY

Easy 3km jog

FRIDAY

Rest

SATURDAY

Rest

SUNDAY

Bendigo Bank Fun Run 5km

10km training program – Week 9

MONDAY

Rest

TUESDAY

5km easy run

WEDNESDAY

Strength training session 3 by 10 each exercise

THURSDAY

5km easy run

FRIDAY

Rest

SATURDAY

Rest

SUNDAY

Bendigo Bank Fun Run 10km

15km training program – Week 9

MONDAY

Rest

TUESDAY

8km easy

WEDNESDAY

Strength training session 3 by 10 each exercise

THURSDAY

5km easy run

FRIDAY

Rest

SATURDAY

Rest

SUNDAY

Bendigo Bank Fun Run 15km

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading »

Categories: 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Bendigo Bank Fun Run: Week 9 training program

Gallery: The Great War

Gallery: The Great War Images from The Great War.
Nanjing Night Net

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

Images from The Great War.

TweetFacebookThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading »

Categories: 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Gallery: The Great War

Gallery: Regional High School Basketball Championships

Gallery: Regional High School Basketball Championships Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.
Nanjing Night Net

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

Regional High School Basketball Championships. Picture: Mark Jesser.

TweetFacebookThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading »

Categories: 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Gallery: Regional High School Basketball Championships

Orange Wine Festival Night Markets in Robertson ParkPhotos

Orange Wine Festival Night Markets in Robertson Park | Photos IN THE MARKET: Kat Charles-Jay and Taylor Findlay. Photo: STEVE GOSCH
Nanjing Night Net

IN THE MARKET: Jaime and Nash Wenban, Bec and Monny Murphy. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Nathan Puxty and Nicole Sudmalis. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Megan Grace, Peta Hill and Renee Cullis. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Jacqui Camilleri and Alex Griffiths. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Andrew Giumelli and Jesse Lyon. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: There was entertainment to go with the food and wine in Robertson Park. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Bettina O’Callaghan and Sonia Braithwaite. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Brad Ashton, Kim Laird and Jason Lyne. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Terry and Julie Dolle. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: A large crowd gathered in Robertson Park. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Johannah Collins and Canada Gavin. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Melanie Holland and Mandy Davison. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Karen and Narkita Williams. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Tony Dalton and Chris Davis. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Khye Downey and Ryan Dolbel. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Zanna Dolbel, Micaylah Downey, Barb abd Ron Parry. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: A large crowd gathered in Robertson Park. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Seth Pulbrook, Logan and Lawson Roberts and Gracie Bjorksten. with Kate Pulbrook, Terry Davis and James Bjorksten. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Tina and Mark Sainsbury. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Stacey and Charlotte Mader. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

IN THE MARKET: Becky, Arden and Matt Rowe. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

TweetFacebookThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading »

Categories: 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Orange Wine Festival Night Markets in Robertson ParkPhotos

Rescue mission to save the Ginger Jihadi thwarted at 11th hour

Abdullah Elmir, from Bankstown in Sydney, has appeared in an Islamic State video under the nom de guerre ‘Abu Khaled from Australia’. The Ginger Jihadi: Bankstown teenager Abdullah Elmir. Photo: Supplied
Nanjing Night Net

A rescue mission to save 17-year-old Abdullah Elmir, dubbed the “Ginger Jihadi”, from joining Islamic State fighters in Iraq was abandoned at the last minute because of fears those involved may end up being charged under the federal government’s foreign incursion laws.

Abdullah ran away from his Bankstown home in June with his 16-year-old friend Feiz and became a poster boy for IS after appearing in a propaganda video that threatens Prime Minister Tony Abbott and was posted online last week.

The boys travelled from Sydney to Perth then Malaysia and Thailand and finally to Turkey from where they made contact with their worried families.

Relatives in Sydney and Abdullah’s father in Lebanon instructed a lawyer to assemble a team including an interpreter and a man from south-west Sydney who believed he had the contacts to be able to find Abdullah. They were to travel with Channel Seven’s Sunday Night program.

The trip was abandoned the day before they were due to fly out because of concerns that if they found him and offered him food and water – but they couldn’t convince him to return –  the team members may end up being charged with giving assistance to a foreign fighter.

Mark Llewellyn, executive producer of Sunday Night, said: “Soon after Abdullah Elmir crossed into Syria we were approached by people concerned for him, and concerned for his family who were desperately worried for him, with good cause. It was felt that at this early stage before he had been trained and further radicalised, it might be possible for members of his Sydney Muslim community to negotiate his exit from IS – especially given his young age.”

Mr Llewellyn said they agreed to help in any lawful effort.

“During the process the family were placed under enormous pressure by several federal agencies not to talk or co-operate with the media,” Mr Llewellyn said.

“We were informed these warnings also included the local Muslim representatives who eventually pulled out of the rescue plan. They told us from the start there was a very short window of opportunity (before the end of Ramadan) to go and bring the boy home or else it would be too late and he would become radicalised and used. The video during the week was proof they spoke with knowledge.

“For the record, we did not offer or attempt to negotiate any story fee.”

An Australian Federal Police spokesman said, “It is not standard practice for the AFP to place contact restrictions on members of the public unless it is a condition of a court order.”

Feiz’s father, who had been overseas when his son left, found him and convinced him to travel with him to Lebanon where he was counselled. They returned to Sydney about eight weeks ago and Feiz is returning to normal life as a schoolboy.

Community leader Jamal Rifi has called on the authorities to provide earlier help for families and communities caught up in such situations.

He said the community was in uproar about what had happened and everyone wanted to do their best to bring the boys home.

“Something needs to be put in place so they can act early. But it seems to be uncharted territory for the authorities,” said Dr Rifi.

He has been critical of authorities reacting by taking away passports, saying it only serves to make angry people angrier.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading »

Categories: 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Rescue mission to save the Ginger Jihadi thwarted at 11th hour

Wests Tigers youth footballer faces armed robbery charges

A Wests Tigers youth footballer is among three men charged with armed robbery after a spate of petrol station raids this month.
Nanjing Night Net

Charlton Schaafhausen, of Chipping Norton, has been accused with fellow 18-year-olds Mark Tuala and Alonzo Faaoloii of 12 armed robberies between October 7 and last Wednesday.

The alleged offences all occurred the early morning at petrol stations in suburbs including Campbelltown, Minto, Bonnyrigg, Cabramatta and Green Valley. In each case the three accused men wore balaclavas and carried crowbars.

In response to the offences NSW Police launched Strike Force Abase and arrested the trio on Friday morning as they approached a 7/11 petrol station in Casula.

The teenagers had crowbars and a replica handgun and police allege the trio were about to rob the service station.

When interviewed by police, the three men allegedly made admissions of guilt and identified themselves on allegedly incriminating CCTV footage.

Search warrants executed on the men’s homes allegedly resulted in seizures by police.

Parramatta Bail Court heard on Saturday Mr Schaafhausen, a renderer, had no criminal record and had recently been selected to play for the Wests Tigers NRL team.

Magistrate John Bailey refused bail, stating the gravity of the offences and overwhelmingly strong prosecution case made prison time a near certainty.

Mr Schaafhausen will remain in custody to appear at Campbelltown Local Court on Wednesday.

Mr Tuala and Mr Faaoloii did not apply for bail and will appear on the same day.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net. Continue reading »

Categories: 南京夜网 | Comments Off on Wests Tigers youth footballer faces armed robbery charges