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Club, match management to blame for lack of lights

Club, match management to blame for lack of lights

AFL Tasmania general manager Shaun Young has said there were failings on two accounts on Saturday when the TSL game between Western Storm and Glenorchy finished in near darkness without the Aurora Stadium lights being turned on.
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“One is that the lights weren’t on and should have been on and activated at three-quarter time and that has obviously failed to be done by Western Storm whose home game it was,” Young said.

“And once it was realised that wasn’t occurring then the match management of the day should have realised that and initiated that ourselves.”

Young said given the later start time of 2.45pm he believed it would have been appropriate for the lights to have been turned on at three-quarter time.

He said cost was not an issue in the failure to activate the lights.

“This is something I will need to further look into tomorrow when I am back at work as to the reasonwhy they weren’t initiated and implemented the lights and to ensure that doesn’t happen again.”

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Hockey gets green light at Welby: PHOTOS

Hockey gets green light at Welby: PHOTOS

Hockey gets green light at Welby: PHOTOS Lucinda Knowles (left) races a Burrawang opponent to the ball. Photo by Josh Bartlett
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Bowral’s Kell Corby (right) looks to take the ball away from a Burrawang opponent. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Bowral’s Lucinda Knowles takes the ball away from her defensive area. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Bowral’s Lucinda Knowles (right) looks to steal possession on Sunday. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Bowral’s Millie Arnott finds some space on Sunday. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Millie Arnott controls the ball before she looks to pass to a team mate. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Fiona Saunders starts to celebrate after scoring a goal. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Fiona Saunders starts to celebrate after scoring a goal. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Bowral’s Kell Corby looks to find a way past Burrawang goalkeeper Karen Algie. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Burrawang’s Leanne Cleary brings the ball back into play. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Bowral’s Grant Alcock looks to pass the ball to a team mate. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Mittagong’s Mark Chadwick (32) puts pressure on his Bowral opponent. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Craig Thomas takes the ball away for Mittagong. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Action from the Bowral Wallabies v Mittagong Cheetahs third grade men’s hockey game. Photo by Josh Bartlett

Action from the Mittagong firsts v Bowral Penguins seconds men’s hockey game. Photo by Josh Bartlett

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Penaluna leads way in back-to-back wins

Penaluna leads way in back-to-back wins

HOT HAND: Elyse Penaluna starred in the Bendigo Lady Braves victories against Hobart Chargers and Launceston Tornadoes. Picture: BILL CONROY
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TALENTED forward Elyse Penaluna showed how vital she will be in the Champions IGA Bendigo Lady Braves play-offs push in the weekend’s basketball double in Tasmania.

Penaluna achieved a team-high of 26 points in Friday night’s win in Hobartand followed up with 17 points in Saturday’s clash with Launceston.

Stand-in coach Bernie Harrower was rapt with Penaluna’s play and the team’s effort to achieve a clean-sweep in the latest round of the South East Australia Basketball League season.

“This was another massive weekend for us in terms of moving up the ladder and earning a home final,” Harrower said.

It was the second week running where Bendigo beat a team which had a superb record at home.

Hobart’s tally at home was 6-1 ahead of the round 14 clash.

After starting this season playing with Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence, Penaluna rejoined the Lady Braves earlier this month.

Her first game back in the Bendigo colours was at Sandringham.

Penaluna’s play in attack and defence was a key feature of the Lady Braves wins against the Chargers and Tornadoes.

“Elyse showed just how good she is,” Harrower said.

“She dominated at Hobart. It was not just some big baskets, but her defensive play was a standout.

“Elyse can be a shot-blocker and some of the deflections became steals for us.”

Bendigo won a hard-fought duel withHobart.

The Chargers led 18-14 at quarter-time before Bendigo struck back to win the second term, 21-12.

Bendigo held a one-point lead at the start of the final term.

Hobart charged to a six-point buffer, but Bendigo struck back through the play of Stacia Robertson, Penaluna and Kerryn Harrington.

A three-pointer by Hobart’s Kathleen Scheer was answered with a basket by Harrington from beyond the arc.

Another three by Harrington put Bendigo in front.

When Wilson’s three capped a Penaluna defensive rebound the Braves led 64-58 at just over two minutes to play.

A great contest ended in a 66-64 victory for Bendigo.

Penaluna racked up 26 points and 11 rebounds.

The Australian Opals forward had great support from Kelly Wilson, 16 points and seven rebounds; Robertson, 14 points and 16 rebounds; and Harrington, 10 points.

Strong defence was a feature of Bendigo’s win against Launceston.

The Lady Braves led 35-32 at half-time and went on to win 80-53.

Best for the Lady Braves were Kelly Wilson 25 points; Robertson, 21 points and 13 rebounds; Penaluna, 17 points and 11 rebounds; Harrington, 14 points.

The Lady Braves are 10-7 and three wins clear of Frankston in the play-offs race.

Bendigo is at home next Saturday to play Canberra from 6pm.

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High winds and rain set to batter the south west of WA

High winds and rain set to batter the south west of WA

A cold front will bring heavy rain and wind to the South West. Photo: Chris HopkinsHeavy rains and high winds are likely to batter WA from Mandurah to Albany on Sunday.
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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the lower west, South West and south coastal districts.

This includes Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Bridgetown, Margaret River and Albany.

A BoM spokesman said an approaching low pressure system and cold front would produce heavy rainfall between Bunbury and Walpole that could intensify from Sunday afternoon until Monday morning.

“Potentially damaging winds to 100km/h could also develop during Sunday morning about the Southwest Capes with the risk extending to coastal areas between Mandurah and Augusta in the afternoon,” he said.

Higher than normal tides may cause flooding of low-lying coastal areas in the Geographe Bay area, including Busselton and Dunsborough, on Sunday morning.

“This is typical weather for this of year, but winds and particularly the rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous,” the spokesman said.

If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.

Perth, by comparison, seems set for a day of showers increasing into the evening with a maximum temperature of 20 degrees.

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Reclaim Australia Perth protesters face off with anti-racism activists

Reclaim Australia Perth protesters face off with anti-racism activists

Anti-Islam marchers at the Reclaim Australia rally held in Perth in April. Photo: Adrian BeattieRally organisers say ‘they stand against extremism’
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Two anti-racism protesters were handcuffed after a melee with police at the Reclaim Australia rally at Parliament House on Sunday.

About 250 protesters for the Reclaim Australia movement were greeted by a counter rally of equal numbers at Solidarity Park.

Some of the anti-racism activists, who were carrying banners and signs and heckling the right-wing group’s speeches, had gathered at close proximity behind the Reclaim Australia camp, chanting “Nazi scum off our streets”.

As the heckling grew more agitated police dragged a man from the crowd.

A group of about 50 other protesters rushed to the man’s aid and a number of police on horseback had to intervene between protesters and the police officers.

One man was handcuffed and brought to the northern side of Parliament Place.

Another man was also removed from the crowd and put into handcuffs.

About 40 police officers, some on horseback, were keeping a watchful eye on the opposing rallies and built lines of separation between the protesting groups.

Danielle of Fremantle brought her two teenaged children along to show support for Australian Muslims.

“I want Australian Muslims to know that not all Australians feel the way the Reclaim Australia supporters do,” she said.

“I’m embarrassed and shamed by them.”

Members of Anonymous – ‘an idea, not a group’, said they believed the federal government was causing the problem in creating a climate of fear.

“The threat isn’t Islam – it’s the government selling our future,” an Anonymous member said.

Craig from southern River was there to express his point of view as part of the Reclaim Australia movement.

“I’m sick of the hypocrisy and double standards, mate.”

He said he believed a kind of reverse racism had entered the Australian culture.

“It’s like their (Islamic) culture is more important than ours. My 10-year-old had never been in a nativity play because it might offend someone. No one’s banning Ramadan,” he said.

WA campaign group United Against Racism and Bigotry had called for people to challenge “racists and far-right activists” gathering at the historic site of the 1997 “Workers’ Embassy” via social media.

Earlier UABR spokesperson Miranda Wood said that there was no doubting the intent of the Reclaim Australia protesters who were also staging their rally at the park.

“Let’s be clear about who these people are. These people are racist. These people are dangerous. They openly oppose multiculturalism and immigration,” she said.

“We’re rallying to say these people have no right bringing their violent hate speech to our public spaces.”

Organisers for Reclaim Australia, who describe themselves on their Facebook page as “patriotic Australians” (…) who “stand together to stop halal tax, sharia law and islamisation”, said they were expecting a vocal turn-out of supporters from all walks of life, colour and ethnicity to stand against extremism. Early start at the Reclaim Australia and Anti-Racism rallies in Perth @AAPNewswire#perthnewspic.twitter南京夜网/oM9Lmgu0Tm— Sarah Motherwell (@SarahMotherwell) July 19, 2015

The organisation’s Facebook page said that the peaceful rally was part of a national Reclaim Australia campaign.

It intended to highlight to “the people of Australia that we have had enough of minorities not fitting in and trying to change our Australian cultural identity”.

“This is not a supremacist rally, it will simply be true blue, patriotic Aussies standing together to stop minorities changing our country to suit their needs.” the Facebook page announced.

Other similar rallies in Melbourne and Sydney have been marked with confrontation and violence and a strong police reaction including mounted police, the use of capsicum sprays and arrests.

Rallies and counter-rallies were also held on Sunday in Sydney, Hobart, Canberra, and Brisbane, with federal Coalition MP George Christensen addressing a Reclaim Australia rally in Mackay, Queensland.

Reclaim Australia organisers have been contacted for comment.

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