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18 Jul

Doubt over Eagle McGovern for grand final

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West Coast coach Adam Simpson admits he has issues ahead of Saturday’s AFL grand final against Collingwood.

Simpson expects a secret Friday training session to clear his defensive linchpin Jeremy McGovern of a hip injury.

“We anticipate he will play, we just want to tick a few boxes,” Simpson told reporters on Friday ahead his club’s last training session before the premiership decider.

“Someone like Gov, he just gets up. It’s just making sure it’s up enough to play in a grand final.”

But Simpson is openly pondering his other big problem: how can he cut down a man he describes as Collingwood’s spiritual leader, ruckman Brodie Grundy?

“That is a good question,” Simpson said.

He reckoned the answer was not complicating things for his unheralded ruck tandem of Scott Lycett and Nathan Vardy who are tasked with covering the injury-enforced absence of first-choice ruck Nic Naitanui.

“They did a pretty good job last week on (Melbourne ruck Max) Gawn,” Simpson said of his ruck duo.

“But this … it’s another level. Grundy has different strengths.

“Obviously it’s his ruck craft but it’s also around the ground … his work-rate and ability to connect is like a midfielder really.

“He’s a bit of a spiritual leader as well for the Pies.”

Simpson saw great similarities between his outfit, seeking a first premiership since 2006, and Nathan Buckley’s Collingwood, chasing a first flag since 2010.

Which is why he’s wary of Grundy being the game-breaker in a grand final between evenly-matched teams.

“We have got a lot of role-driven positions, I think Collingwood are exactly the same,” Simpson said.

“Both clubs have got talent but we rely heavily on each other.

“There’s no doubt a tremendous spirit at our club. I feel like we’re in a position now where there’s a lot of maturity in our group, there’s a pretty good connection.

“And I have got no doubt that Collingwood are in the same situation.”

West Coast enter the finale with consecutive wins this year against the Magpies.

They won by 16 points in a qualifying final in Perth three weeks ago and claimed their round 17 fixture in July by 35 points at the MCG.

However, Collingwood’s Buckley dismissed any relevance of those results entering the grand final.

“I would be pretty comfortable being in West Coast’s shoes having been able to best us those couple of times,” he told reporters on Friday.

“But at the same time we’re not uncomfortable, given that we have continued to explore our best and find our best.

“And we seem to have taken steps forward and have a bit of momentum around where we’re at at the right time of the year.”

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18 Jul

Newcastle and Hunter volunteer surf season begins with Bogey Hole rescue on new jet ski

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MAKING A SPLASH: Lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes and beach inspector Paul Bernard on the new “guardian angel” jet ski. Picture: Peter Lorimer for City of Newcastle

A NEW jet ski will bolster lifeguard efforts on Newcastle beaches as the season begins across the Hunter today.

The “guardian angel” craft will be based at Nobbys, which is patrolled all year, and will help extend lifeguards’ reach from Stockton Bight to Merewether beach.

It got an early call into action on Thursday, when Nobbys lifeguards Ian Gordon and Scott Hammerton helped save a man swept off rocks behind the Bogey Hole.

Police said the 28-year-old was taken to Newcastle beach, receiving treatment for a hand laceration before going to hospital for further assessment.

“This bloke was really lucky,” Mr Hammerton said. “Ian was in the water training, already in his wetsuit, and I took the jet ski out to him when the call came in.

“He hopped on and was over to the Bogey Hole about two or three minutes after the call came in from the Westpac rescue helicopter.”

“That’s just one example of how having the jet ski helps us be more flexible and responsive. We use it for shark sightings, mass rescues, in large surf when the rescue board is not adequate, when boats are in distress close to shore, to assist the Westpac when they need back-up, and on busy days just keeping it in the water to patrol the flagged area.”

The volunteer surf lifesaving season officially begins today. Port Stephens Council lifeguard supervisor Phil Rock said beachgoers should remain vigilant as the weather warmed up.

“Our safety message is simple — always swim at a patrolled location, always stay between the red and yellow flags, and never swim alone,” Mr Rock said.

Lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes will hand over $60,000 to Hunter Surf Lifesaving at a ceremony at Nobbys to mark the raising of the flags.

Further inland at Beresfield, a giant inflatable will welcome the first swimmers at the suburb’s pool.

The 12-metre Mighty Medley inflatable arrives with new shading and seating, and extended hours announced last year.

“The new additions are designed to make the pool a better place for kids to play and for families to relax in summer,” lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

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18 Jul

Plane safety ‘no brainer’: Qld inquest

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A Queensland skydiving boss whose plane crashed killing five people had refused to install a key safety mechanism despite it being a “no brainer” to put it in the plane, an inquest was told.

Paul Turner, former owner-operator of Adrenalin Skydivers, oversaw workplace safety when skydiving first-timer Joey King and his fiancee Rahula Hohua were killed just after take-off from Caboolture Airfield.

Pilot Andrew Aitken and instructors Glenn Norman and Juraj Glesk also died when the Cessna 206 crashed and burst into flames north of Brisbane in March 2014.

The inquest has heard pilot seat movement may have caused the crash.

Ian Robert Colville, director of the engineering company that maintained the plane, told the inquest Mr Turner refused to have the mechanism, known as an inertia reel, installed to prevent pilot seat movement.

“(He said) it was too heavy,” Mr Colville said.

The 50-year aircraft maintenance veteran said he was surprised by that decision because not only was it free from Cessna, who was supplying the reel to all relevant plane owners, but it weighed only about one kilogram.

It was “nonsense” to worry about the weight and a “no brainer” to have it fitted, he said

Mr Colville said all the other Cessna owners his firm serviced agreed to have the device fitted, he said.

“It was at no cost to the owners, so why wouldn’t they do it?”

The upgrade wasn’t mandatory but Cessna manufacturer, Textron Aviation, had sent a directive recommending operators install the device.

Mr Turner has earlier denied he had been offered a seat stop and refused to accept it, instead claiming Cessna couldn’t supply one.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority national manager of operations and standards, Anthony Stanton, told the inquest that although skydiving operations carried fee-paying passengers on their planes, they didn’t operate under commercial aviation regulations at that time.

Instead, the n Parachuting Federation was charged with overseeing an audit system carried out, at the time of the crash, by volunteers lacking specialised aircraft knowledge and with fewer risk controls than other aviation activities, such as scenic flights.

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18 Jul

Jail over 30-hour binge murder in Sydney

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A Sydney strip club regular will spend at least 20 years behind bars after a 30-hour bender ended in a former DJ being senselessly shot and left for dead in a luxury hotel suite.

Hasan Fazlilar, 32, on Friday was sentenced for murdering Central Coast man Donovan Mileham, who died in 2015 after a bullet fired into his leg passed through his bowel and struck a vital vein.

NSW Supreme Court Justice Natalie Adams says the “senseless killing” stemmed from Mr Mileham’s killer finding a phone contact listing for “police crime” and thinking it meant the victim was a police informant.

Having formed that irrational and incorrect opinion, the unemployed Fazlilar beat Mr Mileham about the head with a pistol and then shot the whimpering man’s leg, the judge said.

Justice Adams suggested the 44-year-old victim, who was curled in the foetal position on a couch when shot, could have survived if given immediate medical attention.

But instead, Fazlilar and eyewitness Elias Dimarelis left the Fraser Suites Sydney room within minutes of the shooting one Saturday afternoon in November 2015.

The 44-year-old’s body wasn’t discovered until Monday morning by hotel staff.

Justice Adams said Fazlilar was an extreme drug user and had consumed ice, coke and whiskey as he partied with Mr Mileham and others at a Kings Cross strip club and brothel and the CBD hotel.

Evidence linking Fazlilar to the murder included fingerprints, CCTV, the victim’s blood on his shoe, Dimarelis’ evidence and accounts the killer always carried a pistol.

Yet, he denied being in the hotel, pleaded not guilty at trial and planned to appeal his conviction, Justice Adams said.

Mr Mileham’s mother, Cynthia Baillache, told the court in an earlier hearing the family had been completely broken by the death of her son who had an “open heart” and got on with everyone.

Dustan Mileham and Danie Sims carried portraits of their older brother into the court on Friday.

“My brother was a good man, a normal bloke like us … and then he met that psychopath,” an emotional Dustan told AAP outside court.

Fazlilar was sentenced to 26 years behind bars with a non-parole period of 19 years and six months. With time already served he’ll be eligible for release in May 2035.

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18 Jul

Short Takes September 29 2018: readers have their say on the day’s news

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COLIN Fordham and Adz Carter (Short Takes 26/9):it seems middle aged white males such as myself are the only ones to cause offence these days.If the obese checkout operator simply greetedme and smiled without making disparaging remarks about me purchasing sardines, I would not have cause for reply.

Steve Barnett, Fingal BayWITH but one game to decide the 2018 NRL champions, media experts who have been referring to the last-eight playoffs as preliminary finals, qualifying finals and/or elimination finalsbut never as quarter- and/or semi-finalscan now use the correct delineation. They are finally calling the final final the final. Or, hang on -should that be the grand final?

Ron Elphick,Buff PointTO OUR lord mayor and Jeremy Bath (‘Mayor warns councillors’, Herald 26/9)I would say “show us the figures.” To Cr Jon Church I would say that I appreciate you taking a stand and asking the questions of council. It reminds me of a former politician, Don Chipp, who once said he wanted to “ keep the bastards honest”.

Denise Lindus Trummel,MayfieldTO WAL Remington (Letters12/9): happy 75th Wally, put a smile on your dial by changing the dial to Question Time in Canberra. Listening to the Libs trying to get out of trouble will conquer all the prophets of gloom that regularly write to this paper.Remember your days at the Sandgate Fruit and Vegetable Markets? You always wore a smile and I vividly recall when the grandstand at Cumberland Oval burnt down (‘twas only a coincidence that Parramatta won the premiership). I vividly recall you nearly needed a plastic surgeon to remove your infectious grin. Happy birthday, Wal.

Neil Pitt,CarringtonBASED on the last Four Corners program, the tip of a big iceberg,and the upcoming Royal Commission into aged care, I find it is quite obvious that the government is incapable of delivering the right to age with dignity. So please, let’s stop beating around the bush and fast track the right to die with dignitybefore many more poor souls suffer a death that we would neither want nor let animals to go through.

Allan Earl,ThorntonIT LOOKS like South is heading toward 100 per centrenewables around 2025, according to the n Energy Market Operator’soutlook (‘Telsa big battery defies skeptics’, Renew Economy 27/9). It seems that Nathan Vass (‘Blackout: two years on, SA now needs us’, Opinion 27/9)has got it all wrong.

Agner Sorensen,TeralbaTHE POLLSSHOULD Kalyn Ponga have won the Dally M Medal for this season?

Yes 60%, No 40%WHATdid you think about Cher’s show?

Best ever 71%, Okay 20%, Not that great 9%SHOULD the Mariners be seeking to retain Usain Bolt?

Yes 53%, No 47%

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18 Jun

Scott to keep bringing the fire for Storm

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Melbourne’s Curtis Scott says he wont be baited during the NRL grand final.Melbourne centre Curtis Scott wants to make one thing clear: baiting him won’t see him throw another punch like the one that had him sent off earlier this year.

But that doesn’t mean he’s about to shy away from any one-on-one battles in Sunday’s NRL grand final against the Roosters.

Suspended for two games for a hit that fractured Dylan Walker’s eye socket in May, Scott became the first player to be sent from the field in almost three years in round 12.

It also sparked questions over whether Walker had exposed a weakness in Scott – namely that he could potentially be baited to lose his cool in a key moment on the field.

But the pacy outside back insists that wasn’t the case then, and he’ll only thrive on that kind of battle this weekend and into the future.

“I didn’t do it because he baited me. I did it because he was trying to blue me,” Scott told AAP this week.

“I just thought if you want to try and blue me, I’m not going to shy away from it or anything like that. He didn’t say anything that pulled me in or hurt my feelings.

“I enjoy the banter in the game and it’s one of those things that makes you more competitive on the field because you don’t want to let someone get one up on you.”

Scott will mark up against Roosters youngster Joseph Manu on Sunday night, as he prepares for a second grand final in two full years of NRL.

And punching aside, he’s not about to change his aggressive approach to the game and tenancy to make one-on-one battles personal.

“I’m not the type of person who is going to shy away from something like that, I’m going to embrace it,” he said.

“If someone wants to do it … obviously it’s something I’ve learned from and I’m not going to punch someone but it’s something I’m not going to shy away from.”

Scott will turn 21 next month and he’s the first to admit he belongs to an era from before he was born.

A talented Cronulla junior, he moved to Melbourne at the start of 2016 and has been able to adopt a similar approach to fellow centre Will Chambers.

“I probably should have been playing a couple of decades ago,” he said.

“But it’s something I think the fans like: The physicality and seeing one-on-one battles.

“Not in particular fighting. But they like to see players going at each other. Like during Origin with Latrell Mitchell and Will Chambers

“I remember being a young fella and sitting on the couch I used to like seeing Michael Crocker and Carl Webb get stuck into players.

“Sometimes games get a little bit boring. I know me, I like seeing physicality in the game.”

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18 Jun

Reds veteran Slipper signs with Brumbies

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Veteran Wallabies prop James Slipper has left the Queensland Reds to play for the Brumbies.The Brumbies are confident they can rejuvenate the career of veteran Wallaby James Slipper after signing him on a two-year Super Rugby deal.

Slipper leaves the Queensland Reds after nine seasons and 104 games, having been on the outer following his admission of cocaine use.

The 86-Test prop has also struggled with mental health issues but Brumbies coach Dan McKellar believes he can thrive again in Canberra.

Slipper was banned for two months in May and fined $27,500 after twice testing positive to cocaine.

The 29-year-old subsequently opened up about his battle with depression following the death of a family member.

He welcomed the chance offered by the Brumbies, where he will effectively replace the retired Ben Alexander and join Wallabies Scott Sio and Allan Alaalatoa in a potent propping rotation.

“The Brumbies have always had a long history of making players better through their program, so to get a chance to be a part of that is very exciting and something I am looking forward to,” Slipper said.

“When I spoke with Dan about 2019 and beyond I was very impressed and cannot thank both him and the Brumbies organisation enough for the opportunity to take my rugby career forward with them.”

Slipper returned to the field in the Wallabies pre-Rugby Championship trial four months ago.

He has continued to impress with Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship, showing glimpses of the power and mobility that made him a first-choice Wallaby for much of his career.

His last Test was nearly two years ago but McKellar believes the pathway is there for Slipper to return.

“When performing at his best James is a quality international prop,” McKellar said.

“We also understand that the last 12 months have been a challenging time for James and his family. However, following several meetings and discussions with James it is clear he is in now in a very good head space and is highly motivated to get back to professional rugby and prove a point.”

McKellar said off-field support would be put in place for Slipper to improve not only as a player but as a person.

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18 Jun

Wing backing Roosters rookie O’Sullivan

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Sean O’Sullivan is set to be the least experienced NRL grand final halfback in history.Sean O’Sullivan is shaping as the most inexperienced NRL grand final halfback in history.

But he’s received a much-needed confidence boost with Sydney Roosters great Craig Wing throwing his support behind the one-gamer to handle the pressure cooker should be he asked to fill in for Cooper Cronk.

Given Cronk’s injury was described by the club as a “severe” rotator cuff problem, he seems long odds, but Wing said he had spoken to Roosters players who insisted they were “confident” that the master No.7 will take the field.

The question has become who will fill in for Cronk if he falls short?

Mitchell Aubusson has been named at No.7 but that’s considered a smokescreen.

Ryan Matterson, who filled in for Luke Keary in the halves late in the year, and Brisbane-bound O’Sullivan remain more likely options and could share playmaking duties alongside Luke Keary.

O’Sullivan has only played one game – in the Roosters’ round 18 win over the Gold Coast when he was awarded one of the most controversial tries of the year.

Should he run onto ANZ Stadium, he will surpass South Sydney pair Arthur Moynihan (1949) and Ray Mason (1951) – who had just two premiership games to their credit – as the least experienced grand final half in history.

“Most people will say yes, that’s too much,” Roosters premiership-winger Wing said.

“All that will revolve around Trent Robinson, putting him in the right frame of mind, giving him a set task, not over-complicating things.

“If you were going to be philosophical, it’s a game of footy and he’s played hundreds and hundreds of those.”

Should he get the nod, Wing said O’Sullivan would be told to keep his game simple and a lot of the organising will be done by Keary.

“I’ve seen him play a bit and he’s pretty crafty,” Wing said.

“When I was watching him play, he seems to know his way around the field, he’s got a very handy kicking game.

“If he had to play, I’m sure Trent Robinson would just give him a set task that he needs to do and not worry about too much.

“That will just be enough for the other guys in the team to shine.”

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18 Jun

Short Takes October 1 2018: readers have their say on the day’s news

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AFTER a council meeting on Tuesday, I had a bad fall.It was my own fault, I wasn’t watching my feet.The care and attention I was givenwas over and above anything you would expect, from the CEO down.As a senior citizen, you tend to hit the floor hard.I was driven home by councillor Robbo(I don’t know his full name), and my car was put into storageand delivered to my door the next day.I was even given a hug from our Lord Mayor.I don’t always agree with council decisions, but the kindness made me feel very proud to be called a Novocastrian.Thank you.

Joyce Foster,WickhamI AM sure the surviving businesses in Hunter Street were looking forward to a boost to sales now the work is finished (‘Light rail construction comes to an end as streets set to reopen’, Herald 28/9).However, having walked the length of Hunter Street recently, it looks like there is going to be no street parking at all. Indeed, even stopping looks to be a no-no. Well done, council.

David Buchan,Speers PointLIGHT rail does not explain bumping the nation’s most n place off global Sydney’s train network. Nor losing the great advantage of trains to the NSW coast. Cut and cover, and/or a “futuristic” single-stanchion corridor, to ideal Newcastle Station, would have got trains out of the way. Revitalisation means frequent 90 minute services putting Sydney on our doorstep, that’s something to celebrate.

Graeme Tychsen,Rankin ParkANYtruth in the rumour doing the rounds thatAndrew Bolt was interested in taking up the top job as chairman of the ABC? Not a good idea in my view.He is a constant critic of the ABC and would like to have it dismantled to his requirements. Imagine! Bolt and Tony Abbott planning the next revolt of the Liberal Party before the next general election.Too horrible to imagine. MrAbbott has already done much damage to the Liberal Partysince he was dumped.

Richard Ryan,Summerland PointWOULD Dick Smith stop moaning about Aldi (‘Aldi labelled ‘unbeatable’ as Dick Smith closes grocery food line’, SMH 26/7)? They are not the only company that send profit out of the country. I believe Dick is blaming them for his failure because he didn’t market his own product properly. That’s his fault, not Aldi’s. In my opinion, if he had given his product a decent name and got the price right he might have succeeded.

Barry Spaulding,CardiffWHEN is the NRL going to movethe grand final back to Sunday afternoon? I really miss the days of having family and a few mates around for a BBQ, and everyone I speak to feels the same. The Victorians have nailed the whole weekend and it’s about time the NRL realised it.

Neil Meyers,Warners BayTHE POLLSIS 2AM too late for pizza?Yes 27%, No 74%

COULD you live without internet, computers and phones for a whole month?Yes 56%, No 44%

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18 Jun

Jye Parker sues Bar Beach Bowling Club and Carlton & United Breweries over beer keg explosion that cost him his left arm

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RECOVERY: Jye Parker in 2014 as he recovered from the beer keg explosion that blew off his left arm. Mr Parker has now launched legal action against Bar Beach Bowling Club and Carlton and United Breweries. Picture: Marina Neil JYE Parker – the man who lost his left arm when a beer keg exploded at the Bar Beach Bowling Club in 2014 – is suing the club and the beer supplier,Carlton & United Breweries, claiming they breached their duty of care.

Mr Parker, who was lucky to survive the explosion in the cool room of the Kilgour Avenue club in October, 2014, has launched legal action in the NSW Supreme Court and is seeking damages, interest and costs as a result of the injuries he suffered.

Mr Parker claims the beer keg exploded as a result of being “over-pressurised” and that both the club and the brewery were negligent.

In astatement of claim filed in the Supreme Court, Mr Parker alleges that Carlton & United Breweries supplied Bar Beach Bowling Club a “party keg beer dispensing system” without any pressure regulating device –a risk of harm he says was foreseeable and significant.

READ MORE:Bar Beach explosion:Jye Parker’lucky to be alive’On October 10, 2014, a staff member tried unsuccessfully to set up the keg.

Mr Parker, who lived next door in the greenkeeper’s house at the time and was working as a bartender at The Delaney Hotel, was at the club on the night and was asked to help out, according to the statement of claim.

“[Mr Parker] inspected the keg and formed the opinion that one of the hoses connected to the [gas] bottle may have been blocked,” the statement of claim reads.

“[Mr Parker] used a shifting spanner to remove a fitting from the gas bottle, disconnected the hose and installed a second hose.

Bartender sues bowls club over beer keg explosion that cost him his left arm TweetFacebook Paramedics at Bar Beach Bowling Club after the explosion Picture: Jonathan Carroll“[Mr Parker] then reconnected the hose to the gas bottle and tested the system.”

A short time later the beer keg exploded, seriously injuring Mr Parker, who woke from an induced coma the next day to see his left arm had been amputated.

The statement of claim alleges the bowling club breached its duty of care by requesting or allowing Mr Parker to set up the beer keg when they should have known there was no pressure regulating device present.

In reply, lawyers for Bar Beach Bowling & Sporting Club have filed a defence which claims Mr Parker was“very experienced” at setting up party beer keg dispensing systems and should have known that a pressure regulating device was required.

“If [Mr Parker] has suffered injury loss and damage as alleged, which is not admitted, then such injury loss and damage was caused by [Mr Parker’s] own negligence,” Bar Beach Bowling Club’s defence states.

“The plaintiff failed to take reasonable care for his own safety.”

Carlton United said it supplied the club with a keg and cooler box but the club advised it would source its own gas bottle, gas lead hoses and pressure regulating system.

The civil suit will be heard in the Sydney Supreme Court next month.

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