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Police separate protesters as Brisbane Reclaim Australia rally starts

Police separate protesters as Brisbane Reclaim Australia rally starts

Rally Photo: Tony Moore Scenes at the rally in Brisbane on Sunday. Photo: Tony Moore
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Scenes at the rally in Brisbane. Photo: Tony Moore

Rally Photo: Tony Moore

Rally Photo: Tony Moore

Reclaim Australia rallies in QldRival protesters clash in Melbourne

A strong police presence is separating vocal anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters at Sunday morning’s Reclaim Australia rally in Brisbane in a bid to stem violent scenes that erupted in Melbourne on Saturday.

Police are standing between two sides of the racism divide in Emma Miller Place in the old Roma Street Forum.

On one side is a group of young people grouped under Socialist Alliance banners chanting, “Muslims are welcome in Australia”.

On the other side is a group of older people with signs saying they are members of the Patriot Defence League Australia and the Reclaim Australia movement.

The younger protesters are using whistles, loud hailers and megaphones to drown out Cold Chisel, Men at Work and John Farnham songs.

“Say it loud, say it proud, Muslims are welcome here,” the younger protesters are chanting.

On the other side, among the Reclaim Australia protesters are anti-Islam signs.

One sign says the Koran is an “evil book of hate.”

Another says, “Nazis had a Muslim army.”

Police numbers have moved between the two groups as the noise intensifies.

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Defence ripped apart by Thunder

Defence ripped apart by Thunder

ON TARGET: Bendigo Braves guard Grant Johnson.
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THE Bendigo Bank Braves defence was ripped to shreds by North West Tasmania Thunder in Saturday night’s basketball clash.

Bendigo’s first leg of the Tasmanian double tipped off with a 22-point win on Hobart’s court on Friday night.

The momentum rolled on in the opening quarter against Thunder at Ulverstone.

Bendigo led 35-30 at quarter-time.

From there it was North West Tasmania which took complete control.

Thunder won the next three quarters –27-13, 28-12 and 30-13 –to complete a 115-73 victory.

The Braves battled to lessen the impact that Fred Hunter, 25 points; Garrett Jackson, 23; and Mason Bragg, 19, had on the match.

Leading scorers for Bendigo were Grant Johnson and Josh Wilcher, 13; Michael Vigor, 12; Tony Lewis, 11; and Jordan Vandenberg 10.

The Ben Harvey-coached Braves are at home next Saturday to play Canberra.

Tip-off is at 8pm at Bendigo Stadium.

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Jeffery leads way as Thunder rolls Dragons

Jeffery leads way as Thunder rolls Dragons

ON A ROLL: Crowd favourite Joe Silafau barges through the Temora defence during yesterday’s Group 9 clash at Greenfield Park. The Thunder’s momentum continues to build in the run to the finals. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN
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CAPTAIN-coach Ben Jeffery led by example to set up a strong 52-4 Albury Thunder win against Temora at Greenfield ParkAlburyon Sunday.

Jeffery, who missed last week to be with his sick partner, bagged a first-half hat-trick as Thunder continued their climb up the Group 9 ladder.

Despite leading 20-4 at the break it was not all one way for the home team.

“I thought we were a bit slow in the first half, but 50 odd to 4 is obviously a really good result for us,” Jeffery said.

“We’re getting there, the second half was good, but the first half just wasn’t.

“Ithought we were a bit slow to start,but we got there in the end and that’s what you want.”

Temora had their chances but, despite breaking the defence several times, were unable to find the line.

And the Thunder made the visitors pay, eventually.

Quick ball movement saw Thunder switch play and go widefor winger Daniel Hill cross out side to open the scoring after 15 minutes.

Shortly after a rampaging Joe Silafau had the Temora defence rattled with a charging run from deep inside Thunder territory.

He had winger Alex Jones in support outside but opted to go inside to his skipper Jeffery, who scooted 25 minutes to the line. Cameron Breust converted to put Thunder up 10-0.

Jeffery was in again when he wrong-footed his opposite Scott Bowden to score in the centres.

The Dragons eventually broke through when Bowden backed up some solid forward attacks close to the line to burst over in the corner.

A minute later it appeared the Dragons were in again after a clever cross-field kick, only to be called back for offside.

The no-try was costly as just minutes before half-time Jeffery gathered a loose Temora ball to cross for his third. Breust made it 20-4 at the break.

Albury came out in the second half full of intention and rattled the Dragons with some solid defence and flashes of brilliance.

Chris Seaton showed greatskills late in the game to pull down a high Cameron Breustkick and cross.

Daniel Hill picked up two tries in a solid day.

Levi Freeman, who also found the line, landed a solid tackle on Brady Oliver midway trough the second half.

Oliver took several minutes to regain his feet.

“We’reon the road again next weekend up to Tumbarumba, so hopefully we can keep putting up some wins and do our best to get into the finals,’” Jeffery said.

“It was a tough week but now hopefully we can just keep the same team on the paddock and keep trying to get some good wins.”

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Cold snap could impact cattle farms

Cold snap could impact cattle farms

Australian farmers are reaching out for help to maintain their animals after a cold snap hit pastures across the country.
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Feed Central business development manager forquality services, Ian Wickham, said producers are looking for supplementary feed options.

“The sudden change in temperature has really knocked native pastures and in many cases the land is too wet for stock,” Mr Wickham said.

“We’ve received a lot of calls from producers looking for high energy feed options to get their animals through this tough period.

“The colder the temperature and the greater the exposure to wet and windy conditions, the greater the increase in maintenance energy requirements.”

However, Haddon farmerChris Draffin says icy mornings are standard for areas around Ballarat and Central Highlands.

It was pretty unexpected for around here,” Mr Draffin laughed.

“It’s fairly stock standard –you have to set the system up to allow for it, but that’s about it.

“It’s (the cold weather) par for the course around Ballarat.”

Mr Wickham said it was important to feed higher quality forage or provide supplemental grain to ensure an active rumen.

“When cows are in poor to marginal condition, there areserious negative effects such as viability of her calf and subsequent breeding performance,” he said.

There are several good options available for farmers needing feed, including lucerne hay and wheaten hay.

Nutritionist Dr Steve Little from Capacity Ag Consulting said farmers need to know the nutritional value of what they are buying, focusing on energy and protein.

“It’s straightforward maths – animals need to be provided with enough food to meet their daily energy and protein requirements for maintenance and production,” he said.

“Farmers need to do a feed budget to calculate how many megajoules of metabolisable energy per day each animal will need to keep on track and then work out how best to meet that requirement.”

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Photos | Griffith Sikh temple opening

Photos | Griffith Sikh temple opening

Photos | Griffith Sikh temple opening Japleen Kaur, 12, is delighted to be at the event.
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The Sikh Nishan Sahib is raised at the new temple.

Hundreds of people take part in the procession.

Young and old took part in the walk.

A Sikh community members washes before entering the new temple.

Sikh community members wore orange for the event.

A Sikh community member prepares to raise the flag at the new temple.

The Sikh community celebrates the milestone.

Community members celebrate the holy day.

Community members entered the grandiose temple.

Flowers are scattered from a helicopter over the temple.

Perminder Singh and Rajvir Singh attend the temple opening.

Joshana Vaghela, Kalpana Patel and Meena Patel at the holy event.

Prekash Patel, Mayur Patel, Bharat Vaghela and Ketam Patel celebrate together.

Sandeep Chalal, Kuljit Singh Ghag, Pinda Ghag and Simran Grewal at the new Sikh temple.

Manmeet Kaur, 15 months, attends the celebration with Charanjit Singh.

Naseem Kahloo, Marium Kahloo and Jaspreet Kaur dress for the occasion.

Navdeep Kaur, 6, Angad Brar, 7, and Jaskiret Brar, 6, enjoy the day.

Kate Tyrrell, Stacey Weeding and Sarah Best celebrate the milestone.

Gagandeep Kaur is all smiles at the new temple.

Arshdrip Kaur, 8, and Japleen Kaur, 13, enjoy the day.

Pawandir Singh joins the holy procession.

Shamsher Singh celebrates the milestone.

Shamsher Singh joined the hundreds of Sikh community members at the temple opening.

Amandeep Singh and Bikramjit Singh join the celebrations.

Aman Singh and Agaazvees Singh, 3, visit the new temple.

Yurvraj Singh, 6, joins the celebration.

Jasmeen Kaur, 10, is all smiles at the new temple.

Deepinder Singh, 9, dresses for the occasion.

Griffith councillor Simon Croce attends the holy event.

Griffith councillor Doug Curran visits the new temple.

Hundreds of people attend the event.

Griffith councillors Anne Napoli, Paul Rossetto and Dino Zappacosta celebrate the milestone.

The Sikh community members prepare to raise the Sikh flag.

Community members walk towards the new temple.

The procession along Kidman Way.

Hundreds of people arrive at the new temple.

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