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Woman’s physique identified in South Hedland home

Posted December 13, 2015 14:30:55

Map: South Hedland 6722

Police in the Pilbara are investigating the suspicious death of a 29-year-old woman in South Hedland.

Officers went to a residence in Brodie Crescent on Saturday morning to check on the woman’s welfare soon after getting details.

They discovered the woman’s body inside the residence.

Key Crime Squad detectives have travelled to South Hedland to investigate and are speaking to a 33-year-old man who is recognized to the lady.

Any individual who saw or heard anything suspicious in the region among Friday evening and Saturday morning is urged to speak to police.

Topics: murder-and-manslaughter, law-crime-and-justice, crime, south-hedland-6722

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Market place Authority sale could be ‘complicated’ by Upper Home delay

Posted November 30, 2015 19:22:59

WA’s Treasurer has warned the sale of the Perth Marketplace Authority could be hit by “complications” if the essential legislation did not pass Parliament this week.

The warning came amid uncertainty more than whether or not the bill would pass the Legislative Council this week, soon after Labor warned it would not be rushed.

The Nationals have also brought amendments to the legislation, to offload the operator of Canning Vale’s Market City.

But if the Upper Home agreed to these amendments, it would imply the bill would have to be sent back to the Lower Residence for its agreement and that could not happen until its next sitting in February.

Some MPs are predicting late-night parliamentary sittings and potentially even the require to generate new sitting days in order to safe the legislation’s passage ahead of the house rises for the year.

But Treasurer Mike Nahan mentioned it was critical the legislation passed before the house adjourned for 2015.

“We have a number of bidders that have far more or much less finalised their bid and they want to get on with it,” he stated.

“I am confident they will get it through… and we want to get it by means of.

“The bids are all mature, ready to go, and it may possibly cause some complications with the bidding [if there was a delay in the legislation’s passage].”

Nationals reject call for urgency

But Nationals MP Martin Aldridge, who has moved amendments that would enshrine some sale circumstances in law and improve transparency, rejected the argument the bill had to pass this week.

“It would only be a matter of weeks for the Legislative Assembly to come back in mid-February and I cannot see any argument as to how that would jeopardise the sale method,” he stated.

The potential road-block from the Nationals came as the Opposition said it would do whatever it took to fully scrutinise the legislation.

“We are the house of assessment, this is a piece of legislation that seems to have been place together on the run. We will take as significantly time as we require to apply scrutiny to that legislation,” the Opposition’s Upper Home leader Sue Ellery said.

Ms Ellery’s Government counterpart Peter Collier conceded the passage of the legislation could take longer than anticipated, but said he was confident it would get completed this week.

“We are the Government and we can debate bills for weeks upon weeks, but ultimately the vote has to be taken and I consider we have reached that stage,” Mr Collier stated.

“We have had lots of time for debate. We need to respect the institution of the Parliament.”

The privatisation of the Market place Authority is 1 of a number of asset sales the Government is facilitating in an attempt to boost the state’s difficult spending budget position.

Subjects: government-and-politics, organization-economics-and-finance, perth-6000

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Six-week-old giant panda twins move to bigger home

Updated November 28, 2015 23:13:08

External Link: Panda cubs get pleasure from new incubator

Twin giant panda cubs born at the Toronto Zoo have been moved to a larger incubator with armchair-like lounges for every single cub following the outgrowing their old one.

The zoo released footage of the six-week-old cubs, who are not however massive adequate to be viewed by the public, being moved to the new incubator.

The twins had been born in mid-October to mum Er Shun, who is on loan from China as component of a conservation breeding program.

The zoo said it was still a critical time for the cubs, who remain with their mother in the maternity region of the giant panda exhibit.

The cubs are expected to be shown to the public when they are about 5 months old in March subsequent year.

Panda cubs in original incubator Photo: The panda twins in their original incubator at nine days old. (Toronto Zoo)

Keepers are however to find out the gender of the twins, who are the initial giant panda cubs to be born in Canada.

The zoo mentioned the cubs spent all of their time with mum, except for when she was munching on bamboo.

Given that Er Shun is lactating, the zoo has increased her bamboo intake to keep her milk production.

Keepers have used a approach referred to as “twin swapping” — where 1 infant is with the mother for a few hours just before being swapped with their sibling — as pandas will instinctively look after only one cub.

Cub exchange is accomplished each and every two to 3 hours on average.

Twin baby pandas at Toronto Zoo Photo: The zoo says the twins are healthful and undertaking nicely. (Toronto Zoo)

Subjects: animals, zoos, canada

Initial posted November 28, 2015 22:36:17

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Princess Mary bringing family home to Tasmania for Christmas

Posted November 28, 2015 11:09:14

Princess Mary of Denmark and her household will visit Tasmania for Christmas.

A short statement from the Danish Royal Loved ones stated Hobart-born Princess Mary, her husband Crown Prince Frederick and their four children would celebrate the festive season with household in Hobart.

The royal couple final visited Australia in 2013, taking part in the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Opera Property, which was created by Danish architect by Jorn Utzon.

Princess Mary, who grew up in Taroona, married the Danish Crown Prince in 2004 following the couple met in Sydney.

Subjects: royal-and-imperial-matters, hobart-7000

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Pregnant woman attacked in home invasion

Posted November 27, 2015 09:02:27

A pregnant lady has been assaulted for the duration of an attempted residence invasion in Sydney’s west.

Police say a man approached the 24-year-old outdoors her residence on Federal Road, Seven Hills about 1.30am this morning.

The woman was allegedly threatened with a knife and punched in the stomach even though two other men tried to acquire entry to her property.

The trio then fled allegedly stealing the woman’s 2007-model grey Holden Commodore sedan.

The woman was treated for shock by paramedics at the scene.

Inspector Sharon Blacklock mentioned it was not recognized what sparked the attack.

“The lady was pregnant, but in the early stages of pregnancy, but of course at any time it really is not appropriate to be assaulting a female or any individual,” Inspector Blacklock stated.

The victim’s car was found burnt out in Toongabbie. It was towed for forensic examination.

“Police have established a crime scene at the house and the detectives are now creating further enquiries.

“They did leave in one more vehicle a white Suzuki Swift hatch so we’re also hunting for that vehicle.”

1 of the males is described as getting of Caucasian look aged about 30, with a medium create, moustache, goatee and short hair.

The other guys are only described as speaking with a “New Zealand accent”.

Topics: assault, police, seven-hills-2147, australia, nsw

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Accused murderer ‘knew something was going to happen’ at Launceston home

Posted November 26, 2015 14:00:05

Connected Story: Man accused of two murders intended to bash one particular of the victims, trial told
Map: Launceston 7250

A man accused of getting involved in a double murder in Launceston in 2012 told police he knew “something” was going to come about at the unit where the killings took location.

David Ronald Morgan has pleaded not guilty to the murders of Angela Hallam and Joshua Newman.

Crown prosecutors allege he formed a joint enterprise with Marco Daniel Rusterholz to bash Ms Hallam, and despite the fact that he was not present when Rusterholz committed the murders, he could have foreseen they would take location.

Rusterholz was convicted of murdering Ms Hallam and Mr Newman earlier this year.

These days the Supreme Court jury was played videos of interviews Morgan took element in with detectives after the murders.

In one particular of the interviews he told police on the evening of the murders, Rusterholz asked him to go to Ms Hallam’s unit and verify if she was at residence.

Morgan told the detectives he did this and then phoned Rusterholz and told him Ms Hallam was at home but other people had been also present.

In the interview he said he did not knock on the unit door because “I didn’t want to put myself inside the unit that evening due to the fact I knew something was going to happen”.

The crown has completed its proof in chief.

The trial continues.

Subjects: courts-and-trials, law-crime-and-justice, launceston-7250

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Why Adelaide can claim to be the home of night cricket

By Daniel Keane

Posted November 25, 2015 14:41:08

Electric light cricket in Melbourne Photo: RAAF trainees playing a game of electric light cricket at Melbourne’s Exhibition Constructing in 1941. Note the elevated white boundary tape. If a ball is struck more than the tape on the complete, the batsman is out. (The Australasian / Trove)

The appeal of novelty is typically greater than the appeal of history, which is perhaps why most of the talk ahead of the first pink ball Test at Adelaide Oval has been of new beginnings, rather than homecomings.

But Adelaide can make a reasonable claim to becoming the original and rightful residence of cricket below lights simply because of a variant of the game pioneered in the city.

“Evening cricket actually most likely began with electric light cricket here in Adelaide, years prior to Packer came along,” stated former Norwood footballer and night cricketer Roger Woodcock.

Born in a suburban back garden, “electric light cricket” was, as its name suggests, played at evening with the help of artificial illumination. A tennis ball was utilised and bowling was underarm. Runs have been awarded based on where the ball was hit.

“[It’s] a standalone sport,” mentioned cricket and social historian Bernard Whimpress. “It wasn’t just a 1-off experiment.”

The game was invented by returned serviceman and tram dispatcher Alf Stone at his Cowandilla residence in Adelaide’s west in 1930, early in the depression. In an interview 19 years later, Stone described its serendipitous beginnings:

“I have a fair-sized back lawn at my home in Cowandilla and decided 1 day to roll element of it for a cricket pitch. When that was done I invited the nearby young fellows – most of them unemployed – for a hit with the bat at evening,” he stated.

External Hyperlink: A demonstration of electric light cricket: diggers play a game at Caufield.

“Soon up to 50 youths had been coming in each night. I had rigged up an overhead light, utilizing most of the home light globes. My wife did not take kindly to that at very first.”

Stone shared the game that evolved with mates at the Hilton branch of the Returned Soldiers’ League, and it spread throughout the state’s RSL clubs. In the meantime, Stone patented it. The initial official match was in 1933.

As a result of its RSL association, electric light cricket became identified as the Diggers’ Game and made restricted inroads interstate, with Test players which includes “Chuck” Fleetwood-Smith, Ernie McCormick, Lindsay Hassett, Bert Ironmonger and “Nip” Pellew taking portion. Wimbledon finalist John Bromwich also played, but the sport remained distinctively South Australian.

“Back in the 1980s, when I was attending a sports history conference interstate, and told individuals about this sport, everybody believed that I was just having them on,” Whimpress stated.

“By the mid-1930s, it had undoubtedly been established among a lot of organization houses, factories, workshops, sport clubs and so on about the city.”

Dozens of teams sprouted up, and separate men’s and women’s competitions were formed.

The only rival to its claim as the original night cricket is most likely the so-called Gaslamp Game of 1889 at The Oval in London. As the match in between Yorkshire and Surrey neared a conclusion in fading light, lamps in the pavilion and surrounding streets have been turned on but proved to be of restricted worth. One particular batsman reportedly received bruises on the hands from balls he could not see.

Digger's Game Photo: An post from November 1934 in Adelaide’s The Advertiser reflects the developing rise of electric light cricket, which also became knows as the Digger’s Game. (The Advertiser / Trove)

The experiment was not repeated in England until 1952, when Middlesex took on Arsenal Football Club at Arsenal’s residence ground in Highbury, which had new electric lights.

“Flood-lit cricket has great possibilities,” stated England captain Len Hutton, right after taking part in a related game in Bradford in the identical year. But the remark earned him a rebuke from an Adelaide Advertiser journalist, who noted “Hutton certainly does not know about our electric light cricket”!

Former Secretary of the now defunct Electric Light Cricket Association, Roger Woodcock, played the game for 35 years. Woodcock mentioned the rules were revised a number of instances, but the simple characteristics remained constant.

Electric light cricket was played in an enclosed location about three quarters the size of a tennis court. Shots that created it to the fence had been, depending on where the ball landed, awarded two, four or, in later years, six. There have been 36 overs in an innings, and every single over was created up of 12 deliveries. Teams had up to 18 players. Batsmen did not run, so only one particular was on the pitch at any time. “That batsman had to retire at one hundred runs, and he may well make that in three-and-a-half overs,” Woodcock said.

To score, the batsman had to hit the ball via a U-shaped ring of fielders guarding the fence behind them. “There was a line running about the perimeter of the fence about six feet above the ground. If you bounced the ball into the ground and [it] went over that line, that was six.” Team totals of much more than 1,000 have been not unheard of.

Electric light cricket Photo: RAAF trainees play a game of electric light cricket in Melbourne in 1941. (The Australasian / Trove)

Six particular courts and a clubhouse have been built in Adelaide’s southern parklands on Peacock Road, among King William Road and King William Street. “The lights had been strung up directly above every single court, and there were 3 of these huge bulbs straight above the middle of every single court, operating down the guts.”

The game encouraged innovation. A single report from the late 1930s noted it involved batsmen creating shots “Bradman does not know exist”.

“It provides you an appreciation of the old form of cricket when cricket itself was all underarm bowling,” Whimpress stated. “Even with a tennis ball the bowl could be bowled quite quickly.”

After Planet War II, electric light cricket grew in popularity, with 7,000 players by 1949. It also spread to a new generation of Test cricketers. Sir Garfield Sobers, Ian Chappell, Gil Langley, Barry Jarman and, much more lately, Wayne Phillips (whom Woodcock rates as the very best electric light cricketer he’s seen) are among these who took element.

“Sturt Football Club had some amazing evening cricketers and essentially they did this, not so a lot to attempt and keep fit, but to preserve the guys with each other in the off-season,” Woodcock mentioned.

Glenelg’s Colin Churchett and Sturt’s John Halbert played with distinction.

“It was bloody serious in the ’70s and ’80s , I will tell you,” Woodcock recalled.

“It was fantastic. The sledging was unbelievable. It was unbelievable!”

There was also a great deal of skill involved.

“One particular guy in our side, he was a left-arm spinner and he had an action that you couldn’t [pick],” Woodcock mentioned.

“He used to spin it about a foot and he was practically unplayable.”

Electric light 'Test Match' Photo: An electric light cricket “Test match” was played in St Kilda in 1938 as component of a push to introduce the sport to Melbourne. (The Argus / Trove)

But electric light cricket proved unsustainable. It entered a twilight phase in the 1980s, largely thanks to the rise of indoor cricket. After a mini-revival in the 1990s, waning interest and rising costs helped hasten its decline. The association pulled up stumps in the mid-2000s, and the game seems likely to fade additional into obscurity.

Novelty has become history: the clubhouse in the southern parklands has been demolished, the courts replaced with wetlands. Significantly less than a decade right after its disappearance, tiny trace of the game remains. Only a small sign marks the spot where it was as soon as played by hundreds of folks.

Electric light cricket even lacks a Wikipedia page which, given the entries for non-entities such as the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence System, is not a very good sign of its prospects for retrospective glory.

Electric light cricket has turn into a ghost game, surviving only in the memories of these who after played it. The English nature writer Robert Macfarlane has referred helpfully to “ghost species”, a notion from conservation science:

A “ghost” is a species that has been out-evolved by its atmosphere, such that, whilst it continues to exist, it has small prospect of avoiding extinction. Ghosts endure only in what conservation scientists call “non-viable populations”. They are the final of their lines.

Macfarlane goes on to note that “the species most most likely to grow to be ghosts are those that are most spot-faithful”. Electric light cricket was indeed that. Both Whimpress and Woodcock contemplate its fate a great shame.

“I never know that anyone at the ICC would have had electric light cricket in mind when they [chose Adelaide for the 1st day-night Test],” Whimpress observed.

“I doubt whether or not any person creating the decision either at the ICC level or at Cricket Australia level would have known such a game existed.

“It makes it a nice coincidence.”

Subjects: history, historians, community-and-society, human-interest, sa, cowandilla-5033, adelaide-5000

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