Leading cop deploys hundreds to patrol NSW-Vic borders
Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has unveiled his prepare to shut the borders concerning Australia’s two biggest states detailing the “enormous amounts of resources” essential to get the work carried out.
Mr Fuller mentioned scores of police – bolstered by 350 ADF officers – would patrol important crossings involving New South Wales and Victoria.
Their most important focus will be Wodonga Position, Hume Highway, Highway, Mule Freeway, Stuart freeway and the Princess freeway.
Mr Fuller explained he would do the job to reduce the burden on these dwelling close to borders.
“We are trying to strike a very good stability for those people communities being aware of complete effectively that individuals cross the boarders each individual day,” he reported.
Then the Lions found their groove, sparked into action by a ripping Eric Hipwood goal from beyond 50 metres after he turned on an axis and let loose. Goals from Cam Rayner, Charlie Cameron, Oscar McInerney and Zac Bailey soon followed.
In a matter of minutes Brisbane led by 31 points and Ken Hinkley’s rejuvenated team was somewhat shellshocked.
With Lachie Neale showing his customary class across the four quarters, the Lions also got excellent input from Daniel McStay in one of his best games, Jarrod Berry, Hugh McCluggage, Daniel Rich, Bailey and Rayner. That they only had two multiple goalkickers (Lincoln McCarthy and Rayner) pointed to a quality team performance.
Port weren’t horribly outclassed, they just came up against an output which again looks destined for the top four. Brisbane’s scoring burst hurt them as the ‘home’ team’s forward timber – Hibberd and McStay in particular – took advantage at times of Port’s undermanned defence.
Outside of that passage of play in the second quarter when the Lions could do little wrong, Port –after banking four opening wins to start their season – held their own to show a finals berth could indeed also be beckoning for them.
The band with the most songs in the top 40, are a band many never heard before but which have just enjoyed renewed success overnight according to radio texters, was Darwin hard rock band The Poor with seven entries, followed by 2019 Young Australian of the Year Baker Boy with five songs.
Not all went as expected
Two upsets were the placings of some of Australia’s best-known exports: the solitary Dr G Yunipingu song Bapa in eighth; and Jessica Mauboy with Little Things in 22nd place and Eurovision 2018 entry We Got Love in 34th place.
Contemporary country musos Tom Curtain and Dave Garnham can’t be unhappy with five and two songs in the poll — each act with a tune near the top end of the list.
There was also room for the heavies. Aside from The Poor, metal band Emerald Sun scored a hat trick.
Who didn’t make it?
Notable absences from the top 40 — but still inside the top 100 — were Caiti Baker and Sietta, Shellie Morris, Leah Flanagan, Ali Mills, Apakatjah, and Stevie Jean.
Almost 2000 votes were cast and voters could choose from about 1000 songs, including their own submissions.
Soccer’s world governing body FIFA has banned Markus Kattner, a former leading official in the Zurich organisation, for 10 years and has fined him one million Swiss francs ($1.5 million) after a probe into bonus payments.
“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Markus Kattner, former FIFA Deputy Secretary General and Acting Secretary General, guilty of conflicts of interest and having abused his position, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics,” FIFA said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The investigation into Mr Kattner covered various charges concerning bonus payments in relation to FIFA competitions that were paid to top FIFA management officials (including Mr Kattner), various amendments to and extensions of employment contracts, reimbursement of private legal costs, and Mr Kattner’s duties as an official.”
FIFA said in June 2016 that an internal investigation revealed that Kattner, FIFA’s former Secretary General Jerome Valcke and the organisation’s ex-President Sepp Blatter had received 79 million Swiss francs in compensation over five years, calling them “massive payouts”.
MYLES WELLMAN and Zoe Leadbeatter-O’Reilly are top of the class after being named as finalists in the NSW Training Awards for the North Coast and Mid North Coast Regional Sector.
From St John’s College Woodlawn, Myles Wellman is nominated for School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year award while Zoe Leadbeatter-O’Reilly VET in Schools Student of the Year award.
Both Mr Wellman and Ms Leadbeatter-O’Reilly agree they are honoured to be nominated for their respective awards.
“I feel pretty privileged to have been nominate for it especially by school, it’s nice to be getting your name out there and receive the recognition,” Mr Wellman said.
“I feel very grateful to have my excellence recognised in a subject that I am very passionate about and I am also very excited to see what could come out of this,” Ms Leadbeatter-O’Reilly said.
Agriculture studies are miles away from hospitality studies but they have been lifetime passions for the pair.
“I’ve been bought up on a farm and have a real passion for agriculture so that’s where I thought the school-based traineeship would help,” Mr Wellman said.
“I love food, I love cooking food and food brings people together so to have such a fun and interesting way to learn … I love how practical and hands on it is,” Ms Leadbeatter-O’Reilly said.
VET Co-ordinator at St John’s College, Tanya Pearson, said the school was exceptionally proud of the two students.
“We’re very proud, these two students have always shown outstanding effort in the subjects they’ve chosen in particular their VET subjects and we’re really excited to see what the outcome is for sure,” Ms Pearson said.
Mr Wellman and Ms Leadbeatter-O’Reilly are hoping the awards will help them in their future career paths.
“I think at the moment, I’d like to go study at uni but I am not really sure on the pathway, I want to get more of an in-depth knowledge of agriculture, the basics behind it and how to become really effective in agriculture,” Mr Wellman said.
“I am currently employed in the hospitality industry so it’s helped me a lot … in the future, I am a very active person … so my end goal would be to combine food and hospitality with sport and being active,” Ms Leadbeatter-O’Reilly said.
The awards will be announced on June 30 on NSW Training Awards Facebook page.