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A 4-year-old girl has died and her

two cousins injured in a Pitbull

6am Terrier attack in Melbourne. It's

6am on Thursday, August 18. Good

morning, I'm Ron Wilson. And I'm

Frank Colleta. Welcome to Ten's

Early News. Also this morning. Also

this morning, the Prime Minister

has again been forced to defends

the character of one of her MPs

will because if Craig Thomson falls, he

will bring the government down with

him. In sport, Western Bulldogs

coach Rodney Eade is given his

marching orders becoming the third

coach to be sacked this year. And

the battle over fosters beer turns

frosty. SAB Miller says its $10

billion offer is now going hostile.

Here is a check of the day's

weather. A 4-year-old girl has died

and her two cousins have been

injured in a Pitbull Terrier attack

in Melbourne's northwest. The

family are Sudanese refugees who've

been here for seven years. It was

just after 8 o'clock when the

Pitbull cross entered the home of

4-year-old. We are not sure how the

dog got into the house. We haven't

jet establish if the door was open

or someone opened the door and that

is how the dog got in. The 4-year-

old died at the scene. The 30-year-

old woman suffered bites to her

arms and hands during the struggle.

A 5-year-old child suffered facial

injuries. Shocked friends arriving

at the scene a short time later.

She was a lovely girl, yeah. She -

all the time she talked with the

people. Her parents were not home

at the time. Her mother was taken

away by relatives after hearing the

news. Her father is away working in

Sudan. We didn't call him because

it is terrible, yeah. When he will

hear this it will be very, very bad.

The owner of the dog has been

interviewed by police. I would have

to say it is highly likely the dog

will be euthanased. The Prime

Minister has been forced to defend

a Labor MP linked to the use of a

union credit card to pay for

prostitutes. The backbencher Craig

Thomson is under attack after the

Opposition accused him of lying

about his use of the card. He

claims someone else used it at a

Sydney escort agency and forged his

signature. The Opposition has

accused the Prime Minister of a

cover up. I have complete

confidence in the member for Dobell.

Sh He is also accused of not

reporting a payment of $90,000 for

legal fees. WA's top fire officer

has been sacked after the release

of a damning report into the

handling of February's Perth Hills

bushfire. The report found a serious lack of communication

between the head of the Emergency

Service Authority, Jo Harrison-Ward,

and volunteer firefighters. Chief investigator Mick Keelty has recommended the independently run

service be brought under Government

State control. It needs to be fixed. The

State Government accepts its

responsibility at a political lever.

Premier Colin Barnett denies Ms

Harrison-Ward is being made a

scapegoat, but says significant

changes at the Emergency Services

Authority need to start at the top.

Queensland police have made a

breakthrough for in the search for

Daniel Morcombe. They discovered a

shoe where they believe that

Daniel's remains are buried. For

more we are joined by Tegan George.

How important is the discovery of

just a shoe? Ron, this is a major

breakthrough for the detectives who

at the Glasshouse Mountains. at have been working the case out here

Queensland police issued a

statement last night at around 7:30

confirming that a shoe had been

found at the primary investigation

site which is around 00m behind me.

It was found at around 3 o'clock

yesterday afternoon (100m) just all

Kings Road. Police are warning this

could be unrelated to the case but

we do know that the Morcombe family

have been notified. I spoke with

Denise late last night. She did say

that police had told her that this

is a significant find. Police will

not confirm the size of the shoe.

We do know that Daniel was wearing

light coloured Globe sneerks when

he disappeared. The snow will be

taken for forensic testing. We

understand that it could take weeks

for those results to come in so it

could still be quite a long wait

for everyone to find out if this is

the first piece of solid evidence

that has been found out here. The

pictures there show very different

terrain for the searches. What are

the conditions like? It is going to

be a very cold, wet miserable down

out here. It has already been

raining quite heavily. Thankfully raining quite heavily. Thankfully

we have a little break at the

moment but we are expecting thunderstorms

thunderstorms out here today. That

is not uncommon for this area. We

do know it is a high rainfall area. We

We have spoken to locals about this

before. They say this area has

flooded numerous times since Daniel

disappear. Of course we are not

going to get those conditions today,

but any rain, I understand, will

hamper this search. Thank you.

Tegan George there for Ten on the

Sunshine Coast. A team of shark

hunters is being flown to the

Seychelles after a British man was

killed by a bull shark while on his

honeymoon. Gemma Redmond watched as

her husband Ian was mauled just

meeting from shore. For the newly

weds it was supposed to be dream

holiday to start their married live.

They were honeymooning in one of

the world's most romantic resorts.

Ian was snorkeling when he was

savageed by a shark. Witnesses say savageed by a shark. Witnesses say

injured to his arm, leg and abdoe

men were not survive able. 27-year-

old Gemma Redmond released a

statement, describing the man she

had known for nine years and been

married twotor ten days. She said:

It is believed he was killed by a

bull shark similar as this one. A

French tourist diving off thecy

shells was killed by a bull shark

earlier this month and the holiday-

makers had been warned of the

danger. Fogging the second tragedy, several

closed while the authorities several of the islands have been

organise a hunt for the killer

shark. French film star Gerard

Depardieu is in trouble after being Depardieu is in trouble after being

caught urinating in a plane in

front of other passengers.

According to the airline, the

incident took place on a Paris to

Dublin flight. A friend of France's

best-known actor has disputed the

claim. He says the 62-year-old had

been trying to urinate discreetly

into a bottle during a flight delay,

and his aim was a little off centre.

AFL and former Western Bulldogs

player, Leon Cameron, looms as the

man most likely to replace Rodney

Eade as coach at Whitten Oval. But

Eade's coaching future appears far

from over with vacancies at both

Adelaide and Melbourne. With just

three rounds remaining, the players

want Rodney Eade to see out the

year, but the old dog fears it

might be too tough. I spoke to some

people and, um, my feeling is, yes, but

but I have to listen to the senior

players and all of them said they

would like me to coach. So probably

more out of respect to them. He is

now free to chase the vacant

Melbourne and Adelaide jobs. I

haven't thought about that. I will

take a bit of time to settle and I

think most clubs list themselves

and they talk themselves rather

than knock on doors yourself.

Certainly one of the clubs who is

in a position to appoint someone

knew ought to look very closely at

Rodney Eade, no doubt about that.

Former Bulldogs play Erica Leon

Cameron is firming at the favourite

to take over, while mark brickly is

preparing to battle Rodney Eade for

the top job. He may very well be

interested. Yeah, I guess he would

be a competitor and someone who

would be really strongly considered

for a club like this.

Matt Giteau's Wallabies' career

appears over after the fly-half

hinted on social network site

Twitter that he's played his last

game for Australia. Giteau tweeted:

"Thank you ball boys, thank you "Thank you ball boys, thank you

linesman, that's it" in what

appears to be a response to a controversial snubbing from Australia's World Cup squad.

Wallabies Coach Robbie Deans, will

announce his 30-man squad for next

month's Cup later today. Several

players including Drew Mitchell and

Dan Vickerman have made a last

attempt to prove their fitness.

Filetor the finance now with Frank

Coletta, and a very frosty

reception for the latest effort to

take over fosters the You know that

big and beautiful frosted glass in summer,

summer, is it not that? Brewing

giant SAB Miller is not offer its

offer of $5.18 offer for foster

hass fallen flat I has decided to

take its $10 billion bid directly

to share holders. It has two months

to make that mfrt offer. The CEO

has said the offer price was so low

it wasn't workth discussing.

Fosters results are due to be

released next week and they are

expected to show pulling profits.

Energy giant,Shell is reportedly on

the verge of signing a $80 billion

deal which will turn Australia into

a major supplier of natural gas to

South Korea. The state-owned Korea

Gas Corporation has announced it

will buy 3.64 million tonnes of LNG

from Australia every year for 20

years starting in 2017. That will

come from Shell's Prelude project

off the WA coast, the world's first

floating LNG facility. The deal is

expected to be signed in September.

Qantas is likely to be hit by

industrial action as early as next

week over its radical restructuring

plans. Union leaders have travelled

to Canberra to demand action to

curb job losses under the 5-year

plan. Qantas keep on saying that

they have to make these changes to

remain competitive. That just one

great big fat lie. Independent

Senator Nick Xenophon wants a

parliamentary inquiry into whether

Qantas will breach the law by

expanding offshore. Wall Street

spluttered along as weakness in the

technology sector dragged the

shares lower. Shares in Hewlett

Packard dipped and dell stocks more than

Weaker financial stocks led the FT.

The SE lower. It didn't stop other

European equities closing at her

highest level in more than a week.

It could be a flat start to the day.

Here's the national weather outlook for today.

Let's take a look at what's making

headlines in the papers today.

'Age' reports on sky news, securing

the rights to a $223 million

contract to run Australia's

official TV service in Asia.

'Sydney Morning Herald' says solar

power is actually becoming cheaper

than coal-fired electricity in some

areas of the NSW.

And the apple tri fears it will be

destroyed now in New Zealand has

been cleared to export apple to

Australia. And 'The Mercury' says

tras mania motorists have taken to

Facebook to alert each other about

where speed cameras and unmarked

police cars on lurking.

And the sun is setting on one of

the country's biggest solar plan

nel make irs. We will have the details when Ten's Early News returns. The Subway $5.95 Combo Deal. Choose from a range of delicious Subway six-inch subs, plus any 390ml Coke or 600ml water for just... $5.95. Nice! The Subway $5.95 Combo Deal. What's power to me? Getting one up on my mate. Like, a couple of days ago, I was just sitting down in the park

and I get this text message from him and it says, "Your mum says hi." So then I saw this...the biggest dog in the park I could see and I took a photo of it, uploaded it on Facebook and tagged his girlfriend. Yeah, she's...not really talking to me at the moment. We...we don't get along, anyway. Connect your way with Infinite calls, Infinite TXT and Infinite social networking on Vodafone Infinite. Power to you. Vodafone. returns. Headlines every 15 minutes

on Ten's Early News. Fire has

destroyed a tile factory in a

country town west of Sydney. The

blaze was well alight at Lithgow Ceramics when crews arrived.

Firefighters had to tap into the

town main to get enough water to

fight the blaze and prevent it

spreading to other buildings in the

complex. It's still not been put

out. Authorities say it's too early

to speculate on how the fire

started. Queensland police are

searching for a man feared drowned

after a dinghy capsized off

Brisbane's north coast last night.

Two men aged in their thirties had

been fishing off Nudgee Beach

around 8 o'clock when their boat

sank in shoulder-deep water. One of

the men was able to swim about 300m

to shore and raised the alarm. A

search was postponed until this morning because rescuers were

unable to safely reach the area.

The Federal Government is facing

increasing scrutiny over an MP

linked to the use of a union credit

card to pay for prostitutes. If

Craig Thomson is convicted of a

crime, is government will lose its

imagine orty and that has the PM on

the front foot. Under attack but

backbencher Craig Thomson remains

silent. He's accused of not

declaring a reported payment of

more than 90,000 for legal fees

from Labor until it leaked. I have

complete confidence in the member

for Dobell. Without him, Julia

Gillard's waifer thin majority

would be gone. I am on my way to

the AMA dinner.

In Parliament, the Opposition

accused him of lying over his you

of a union credit card. He claims

that someone else used his card

with this Sydney escort agency,

forging his signature. The union

reached a settlement with another

gentlemen who paid back $15,000 in

relation to use of credit cards at a escort agency. The

The signature matches the credit

card slip. The brother says the

photo ID used has to match the

person playing. Yes; I authorised

it. Asylum seekers continue to be a

problem for Julia Gillard after Australia's top immigration

bureaucrat questions the value of

mandatory detention. Is it a

deterrent? Does immigration committee

committee tension facility case

resolution? The AMA believes that

the system of mandatory detention

is inherently harmful. Bob Katter

says he hopes to have a new name

for his new political party in the

next few days, his first choice,

the Australian Party was towned

turned done by the Electoral

Commission as being too confusing.

Happy days are at an end, my friend.

Happy days are at an end. Bob

Katter's Australian part and its

marriage to the Queensland party

has hit another snag. A former

Queensland party, now Australian

Party executive, sent colleagues a

damming email two months before the

parties murge. They say that Bob

Katter is a time bomb waiting to

happen. He does come across as very

loan any. It comes as the state

leader has been given the cold

shoulder by the independent MPs who

have asked for him to be moved away

from them in Parliament. Despite

that, a new poll suggests that the

catter experiment is working. It

is.7% primary vote out ranking the

Greens. Just one day at a time.

(9.7) But Campbell Newman remains

in the box seat to become Premier.

Good luck. Public meet and greets

can turn dangerous as one excited

lady asked for a photo.

The Newmans took it well. Is this

stirring them up, is it? Yeah. 45

years after Long Tan, veterans of years after Long Tan, veterans of

that battle will today be honoured

with a unit citation for valour today. Governor-General Quentin

Bryce will present the award at a

function at Gallipoli Barracks in

Brisbane. Former Major Geoff

Kendall will accept it on behalf of

the 6th Battalion. A medal for

gallantry will also be awarded to

former lieutenant Dave Sabben.

While in Canberra, a Remembrance

Service this morning will mark

Vietnam Veterans' Day. If you are

in Spain and commit a sin this week,

don't worry. 200 portable

confession stalls have been set up

in a Madrid park so pilgrims can

let it all out before the Pope's

visit tonight. Benedict the 16th

will arrive in Madrid for the start

of the Catholic Church's World

Youth Day. Two thousand priests

trained in a variety of languages

will ensure no sin goes unforgiven

while he's there. More than a

million people are expected to

attend the services. AFL and North

Melbourne rookie Aaron Mullett will

make his debut in Saturday night's

must win game against Fremantle.

Mullett received the good news at

training, and Kangaroos Coach Brad

Scott admits picking the youngster

for such a crucial match is risky.

It is a high-pressure game and a

tkpwhaim we have to win but I think

it goes to show the confidence that

we have in Aaron that he is in

really good form, we think he can

make a real different to our side.

Matthew Pavlich is expected to play

despite a foot injury. Manly has

come to the reality that it may

have to go into the finals without

William Hopoate. He suffered a

fractured leg during round 23.

Initially it looked like a jarred

knee, but unfortunately for William

Hopoate, and the sea eeing Eagles,

scans have revealed a fractured

lower leg. Yes, it think it is makes

makes it look worse than it is but

hopefullyly be be able to be out there soon. The

The injury has ruled him out of

this weekend's clash and there is no

no guarantee he be fit in time for

the finals. The plan is just to get

back as soon as possible and I am

going to get stuck into rehab with

the team and hopefully things go

according to plan. David Williams

will fill the void on the wing

against the Dogs. Canterbury will

have Pritchard for the game after

he had his careless high tackle

charge downgraded. And Alan Tongue

has announced he will cut his contract

contract short so he can retire at

the end of the season. I have been

talking it through for a long time

with the family and with the club,

a few weeks, but like I said it has

been one of the toughest decisions

so I had to take my time with.

Wall Street didn't seem too

inspired this morning as the

investors looked on and rising oil prices boosted shares with energy

companies. Here with the details is

Richard establish from Macquarie

Private Wealth. After the recent

big swings on the market it has

been a relatively quiet session? been a relatively quiet session?

Good morning, you are absolutely

right. Having negotiated almost the perfect

perfect storm of market volatility

over the past week or so, I think

most investors welcomed a bit of

most investors welcomed a bit of

peace and quiet. We will see

continued market movements and

overnight early rally on the back

of strong corporate earning of

Target but then weaker for sales

expect takes from Dell. We continue

to drinfrk that half-full glass.

Yes, the US is subdued and yes the

concerns remain challenging but we

do think momentum will regather and

we do think that the corporates

remain cashed up and ready to spend

when the confidence returns.

Positive vibes there. What about

our market, are we going to have a

positive start? Probably positive although a little bit flat.

Yesterday we did see gains across most

most of our sectors. Have no doubt

there is value to be found in our

market but you have to be sector

and stock specific. Our preferred

picks - of course mining, mining- related

related sfs and the banks. Why?

Because we areen interesting an

interest rate cutting environment

and in that environment banks have

outher formed. Outside of those

sectors pro There is one silver

lining. New hch out today shows

that solar energying is becoming

cheaper than coal-fired electricity

in some areas. Your solar cells

might struggle in some of our major centres today.

We should be so lucky. Some iconic

Australian songs are to be add to

the herb stage list and they

include Kylie and Skyhooks classic.

Is it too early to talk about beer?

Never too early? A bid for fosters

has the market frothy but Carlsberg

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You're watching Ten's Early news. You're watching Ten's Early news.

The main stories this morning - a

4-year-old girl has died and her

two cousins injured in a Pitbull

Terrier attack in Melbourne. The

Prime minister has again been

forced to defend the character of

one of her MPs because if Craig

Thomson goes, he'll bring down the

government. In sport, Western

Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade is been

given his marching orders, becoming

the third AFL coach to be sacked

this year. And in finance, the

battle over Fosters beer turns

frosty. Giant brewing company

SABMiller says its $10 billion

offer is now going hostile. A 4-

year-old girl has died and her two

cousins have been injured in a Pitbull Terrier attack in Melbourne's northwest. The family

are Sudanese refugees who've been

here for seven years. It was just

after 8 o'clock when the Pitbull

Cross entered the home of 4-year-

old Ayen Chol. We are not sure yet

how the dog got into the house. We

haven't yet established if the door

was open or whether someone opened

the door and that is how the dog

got in. The little girl's cousin

tried to fend off the animal, but

to no avail. The 4-year-old died at

the scene. The 30-year-old woman

suffered bites to her arms and

hands during the struggle. A 5-

year-old child suffered facial

injuries. Shocked friends arriving

at the scene a short time later.

She was a lovely girl, yeah. She -

all the time she talk with the

people. Her parents were not home at

at the time. Her mother was taken

away by relatives after hearing the

news. Her father is away working in

Sudan. We didn't call him because

it is terrible. Yeah, when he hear

this it will be very, very bad. The

owner of the dog has been

interviewed by police. I would have

to say it is highly likely the dog

will be youth niceed. -- euthanased.

WA's top fire officer has been

sacked after the release of a

damning report into the handling of

February's Perth Hills bushfire.

The report found a serious lack of

communication between the head of

the Emergency Service Authority, Jo Harrison-Ward and volunteer

firefighters. Chief investigator

Mick Keelty has recommended the

independently run service be

brought under government control.

It is palpable. And it needs to be

fixed. And the State Government

accepts its responsibility at a

political level. Premier Colin

Barnett denies Ms Harrison- Ward is

being made a scapegoat, but says

significant changes at the

Emergency Service Authority need to

start at the top. The Prime

Minister is continuing to back

Craig Thomson who has been accused

of misusing a union credit card.

Joining us now with more is Amanda heart

heart from can bra. It would seem

that the Prime Minister doesn't

have too much choice in this

matter? Not unless she wants to

lose government. The Coalition is

ramping up pressure on the member

from Dobell, Craig Thomson after he

authorised his union credit card to

pay for trost tutes. Mr Thompson

denies this was him, he says it was

someone else, and he also launched

legal proceedings to try to clear

his name, but he dropped them in

the end. Now, it is believed NSW

Labor actually paid for these legal

bills. Now, this could be quite a

difficult situation for Julia

Gillard, because if Craig Thomson

were to revine or if Julia Gillard

couldn't remain in Parliament sacked him or it was found he

because he was bankrupt, that would

force a buy election on the seat of

Dobell and based on current polling

be he would lose his seat and it would

be bye-bye Julia Gillard and his

minority government. Let's have a

listen to their reaction now. The

union reached a settle with another

gentlemen who paid back $15,000 in

relation to use of the credit cards

at an escort agents I have come plead

plead confidence in the member for

Dobell. Another problem brewing for

the government, the Greens looking

like knocking back their plans for

private health insurance? Yeah, the

Opposition doesn't like it and it

looks like the Greens don't either.

Labor wants to means test the

rebate and up it for those who

don't have the insurance. That

dollars would save them $100 billion

dollars over four years. The

government might have the numbers

in the lower house to pass it but

on these numbers they don't have

the numbers in the Upper House so

the legislation would sink. The

Greens say that they don't support

it because known should be people

liked for not having private health

insurance. Thank you, Amanda.

Federal Liberal Senator, Helen

Coonan is expected to announce

today that she's retiring from

parliament. Senator Coonan has

represented New South Wales since

1996. She was assistant treasurer

and Communications Minister in the

Howard government. Her seat in the

Senate will go to a candidate

selected by the New South Wales

Liberal Party. Queensland police

have made a breakthrough in the

search for missing Sunshine Coast

teenager Daniel Morcombe. They have

discovered a shoe at the sight

where they believe Daniel's remains

are burr rid. Ten's Tegan George is

at the search site for us this

morning. A single shoe, just how

important a discovery is that for

them? Ron, this is a major

breakthrough for the detectives who

have been working the case out here

at the Glasshouse Mountains on the

Sunshine Coast. Last night

Queensland police issued a

statement at around 7:30 confirming

the shoe had been found at the

primary search site, about 100m

are behind me here. You can see the SES

are rolling in for the day so that

will certainly lift their spirits.

We are told, though, that police

are warning that this may not be

related to the case. The shoe was

found at about 3 o'clock yesterday

afternoon at the site just off

Kings Road. We understand that the

Morcombe family has been notified.

I spoke with Denise last night and

she said while she couldn't tell me

a lot, police have told her that

this is a significant sign. Now,

police will not confirm what size

the shoe is but we do know that

Daniel was wearing light-coloured

Globe runners when he disappeared. The

The shoe that has been found that

has been sent off for testing. The results

results are expected to take a few

weeks so it will be a long wait for

everyone to see if this is indeed

the first piece of solid evidence

that has been found out here. We

can take a look at the pictures

there, it has listen almost a week

of searching there, how are

conditions for searchers? I expect

out it will be a wet and miserable day

out here. We have already had rain

here, it has been raining for most

of the morning. It looks like it is

clearing up a little bit but the

bureau is forecasting thunderstorms.

That is not unusual for this area.

We have spoken to locals and

farmers here who say this site

particularly has flooded several

times since Daniel disappeared. We

rt no expecting those conditions

today but certainly if the rain

does come it will make it very

difficult for searchers. Tegan

George reporting for us from the

Sunshine Coast. A team of shark

hunters is being flown to the

Seychelles after a British man was

killed by a bull shark while on his

honeymoon. Gemma Redmond watched as

her husband, Ian was mauled just

metres from shore. For newly weds

Ian and Gemma, it was supposed to

be their dream holiday to start

their married life. They were

honeymooning in one of the world's

most romantic resorts. Ian was

snorkeling off the island when he

was savageed by a shark. Witnesses

say injuries to his arm, leg and

abdomen were not sur viechable. The 27-year-old Gemma Redmond today released a statement describing the

man she had known for nine years

and had been married for just ten

days. She said:

Several of the other islands have

been closed. We have just had

another report in saying a 25-year-

old man has had his arms bitten off

at the elbow by a shark in the sea

of Japan.

The Government has announced that

10 new sounds are to be registered

as part of Australia's audio

heritage. Kylie's 'I Should Be So

Lucky' is one of them. So is

Skyhooks' classic 'Living in the

70s'. Arts minister Simon Crean

says the recordings will be added

to the National Film and Sound

Archive. They include the maiden

parliamentary speeches of the first

two women elected to the Australian

Parliament and the 1952 Melbourne Cup.Canberra Raiders Captain Alan

Tongue says he's positive he's made

the right decision to retire at the

end of the season. Leon Cameron

looms as the man most likely to

replace Rodney Eade but his

coaching career seems far from over

Adelaide. with vacancies at Melbourne and

The players want Rodney Eade to see

out the year, but the old dog fears

it might be too tough. I spoke to

some people and my feeling is, yes,

but I want to run it by it the senior players before we announced

so and they said they would like me

to coach. He is now free to chase

the vacant Melbourne and Adelaide

jobs. I haven't thought about that.

I will take a bit of time to settle

and I think the Bulldogs A club

listed thems and they like to talk

to people not knock on doors

yourself. Certainly one of the

clubs who is in the a position to

appoint someone knew ought to look

very closely at Rodney Eade, no

doubt about that it. Leon Cameron

is firming as the favourite to take

over, while mark brickly is

preparing to battle Rodney Eade for

the top job. I have heard it said

that she a career coach so he may

well be interested. I guess he

would be. A competitor and someone

who would be really strongly

considered for a club like this.

Canberra raiders capital Alan

Tongue says she positive he has made made the right decision to retire

at the end of the season. Supposing

with his his children, the 30-year-

after old say less cut short his contract

after a frustrating season in which

he has battled injury. People will

with ask why I have decided to retire

with a year to run on my contract

and I can say with pride that I

have given everything I can for the have given everything I can for the

club and my teammates and to the

raid ergs jersey and the game.

He has been with the Raiders since

2000 and he was won the Dally M

capital and lock of the year in

2008. He has also represented NSW country origin.

More with finance now with frank.

Frosty times but not that frosted

glass time. It hasn't gone well.

SAB Miller is not happy that it's

offer of $5.18 a share for fosters

has fallen plat with the company's

board. It has decided instead to

take its $10 billion bid directly

to the share holders. It now has

two months to make a formal officer.

The CEO said that the offer price

was so low it wasn't worth

discussing. Fosters results are due

to be released next week and they

are expected to show some falling profits.

Not such good news for Carles berg.

It has cut its growth forecast

after posting a big drop, mainly because

because the Russians are avoiding

it. It is the fourth large beer

maker and Russia accounts for up to

40% of its sales. High prices have

had drinkers there looking for

alternatives. They expect profits

to gou by 5 and 0% in 2011, that is

lower than last year.

Wall Street struggled along in

thinly traded sessions as a

weakness in the technology sector

dragged the market lowers. Shares

in Hewlett Packard dipped and Dell

by 10%. Weaker financial stocks led by 10%. Weaker financial stocks led

the F. TheSE lower. Still, it

didn't stop other European aquit

quittys closing at their highest

level in three weeks. As you can

see, it could be a flat start. see, it could be a flat start.

There is a weather check on your

screen. Making news on the websites

around the world this morning. 'USA

Today' says BMW has launched its

ultimate drive app which helps drivers

drivers find the best roads to

drive on.

The Chicago tun times says a woman

is suing the company who sold her a is suing the company who sold her a

bathtub after she got stuck in it

for more than 30 yours. And

London's telegraph reports on an

11-year-old German school bay who

called the police to complain his

mum was forcing him to do chores

and not giving him any free time.

Still ahead - the great Milonga has Still ahead - the great Milonga has

been spotted on the streets of because airs. A much GOOD MORNING, Amy La Porte with you, checking your

local news headlines...

The latest results of the Good Universities Guide have shown some promising results for Canberra's two leading institutions. Both the capital's universities have been shown to produce some top quality graduates. ... some of the the most sought-after and highly

paid in the country. But both unis are lacking when it comes to teaching quality with a two-star rating for overall satisfaction. A landlord alleged to have his tenants living in sqaullared conditions has pleaded not guilty in an ACT Magistrates Court. The man's alleged slum houses in Macquarie, Melba, Scullin, Ngunnawal and Downer were uncovered in July last year. He denies any wrong doing, despite all five houses being declared not fit for human living conditions. In one of the worst cases, authorities found 24 people were forced to share a single toilet. He'll face court again in October. Older Canberran's are reportedly being targeted by a new Lottery Scam on the Internet.

Police say scammers are contacting locals telling them they've won a competition - and asking for their personal and banking details to collect the prize. Anyone who recieves such an email should delete it instantly... Struggling Southern Tableland families will be able to gain access to emergency funding, through No Interest Loans service providers across New South Wales. The scheme has won support for the next 12 months...

Allowing families to take out interest free loans of up to 12 hundred dollars.. TURNING TO SPORTS NEWS NOW And Canberra Raiders captain, Alan Tongue has announced his retirement when his team's disappointing NRL season comes to an end. see out his career to the The one-club player will

more than 10 years in end of the season, after Canberra. and eighteenth game when He'll play his two hundred last-placed Gold Coast in the Green Machine meet TAKING A LOOK AT THE Queensland on Saturday. NOW WEATHER>... over Eastern Australia To the Satellite and cloud generating rain in southern ahead of a colder change is

New South Wales... at times for Sydney and Across the nation and rain but much cooler for 19... similar conditions

12. Canberra with a top of just now... Rain and 15 in To the regional centres

expected over Wagga too for Dubbo... More wet weather Wollongong. 12... Scattered showers for Bay.. Icy showers tending 17 the top for Batemans to snow over the Mountains. Rain clearing for a top of 14 the top for Parkes ... 12 in Cooma. Turning to the three day forecast for Canberra now... Showers are looking likely for the capital a top of 14 degrees. Much tomorrow. We're heading for both Saturday and Sunday. the same is expected on ,sport and weather. Stay That's the latest news updates for you soon. with us, I'll have more .

Headlines every fifteen minutes on More when Ten's Early News returns.

Ten's Early News. Fire has

destroyed a tile factory in a

country town west of Sydney. The

blaze was well alight at Lithgow

Ceramics when crews arrived.

Firefighters had to tap into the

town main to get enough water to

fight the blaze and prevent it

spreading to other buildings in the

complex. It's still not been put

out. Authorities say it's too early

to speculate on how the fire

started. Queensland police are

searching for a man feared drowned

after a dinghy capsized off

Brisbane's north coast last night.

Two men aged in their thirties had

been fishing off Nudgee Beach

around 8 o'clock when their boat

sank in shoulder-deep water. One of

the men was able to swim about 300m

to shore, and raised the alarm. Brisbane Airport passengers face

delays this morning as workers hold

back-to-back industrial protests.

Cleaners and security guards will

again drive around the airport

precinct in a rally on wheels today,

the second time in a week. People

booked on flights between 7am and

9am have been advised to arrive

early. And quarantine staff will

walk off the job for four hours

tomorrow morning as part of a

nationwide strike over pay. Prince

Charles and his wife Camilla have

met families left homeless by the

London riots. The heir to the

throne took a break from his

holiday in Scotland to visit

Tottenham, one of the worst

affected parts of London. The

Prince of Wales pledged cash from

the Prince's Trust charity to help

with intervention programs, to

reduce youth crime. He says young reduce youth crime. He says young

people often join gangs and cause

trouble as a cry for help. The world's biggest Tango dancing championships have kicked off in

Argentina. It's called the Great

Milonga - hundreds of dancers

twirling together to mark the start

of the festival. The world championships are growing in

popularity. 300,000 people took

part last year and organisers say

more will probably take part over

the next two weeks. Tango traces

its roots to the brothels of the its roots to the brothels of the

Buenos Aires slums in the 1880s. One of Australia's enduring

television programs will make a

return to our screens as part of

Channel Ten's new line up for next

year. Entertainment Reporter Angela

Bishop was at the last night's

launch in Sydney, and filed this

report. There were plenty of

announcements at network Ten's 2012

launch, a new breakfast show will

happen next year, it will be called

Breakfast and one of the hosts will

be Ian roch Ford. We also have

returning off string as well as

some new dramas. Lisa mac kun joins

us with a new show. But without a

doubt the real story that will

capture everyone's hearts is news

that young talent 'Time' will

return. And the man who made the announcement was Johnny Young

himself. It is about a feel, it is

about the university for young

children and to watch them grow up

and for them to learn. When at the

end of our presentation tonight he

sang "all my loving" because they

kept to it the end and lack murder

murder said now the new host is Rob

millions; it is fantastic and

airnd everybody put their handss in the

airnd it was like a hand over.

(Sings) # And while I'm aware #

# I will write home every day

# And I'll send all my loving to

you# To you. A check of sport and

AFL and North Melbourne rookie,

Aaron Mullett, will make his debut

in Saturday night's must win game

against Fremantle. Mullett received

the good news at training and

Kangaroos Coach, Brad Scott, admits

picking the youngster for such a

crucial match is risky. It is a

high-pressure game and a game we

have to win but I think it goes to

show the confidence that we is in

Aaron that he is in good form and

we think he will come in and make a

real difference to our side.

Matthew Pavlich is expected to play

despite a foot injury.

World sprint champion Usain Bolt

has arrived in South Korea to a

Hollywood reception ahead of the

World Athletics Championships.

There was no shortage of Jamaican

flags on show as the World record

holder in the 100 and 200 metres

made his way through the airport.

It's Bolt's second visit to the

country. Kelly, is that real snow?

It is real snow and it is an

improvement from yesterday when it

was a lushy day on the slopes. A

couple of hours ago the rain turned

to snow we have had a dusted

already but we do need it to snow

harder to have any impact. Core dry

is the best action. Let's take a

look at the action. This was shot

yesterday. 47 lifts are set to be

open today. We have Torah Bright in

town, she has been hitting the half

pipes and he will spending some

time with our kids this weekend.

The best riding will be Front

valley, and snowy trail and bloody

marry. To the other reports, the

basin is the pick at Thredbo, 13

lifts there and soft cover. Five at

sell win with a dusting of snow

overnight. At mount Bula, 15 out of

the 20 lift will be operating.

Is it not all doom and gloom, yes,

we have had some wet weather and

the cover is soft and wet but it is

looking to improve today. Hopefully

some freshys from the afternoon.

You have made it sound great. Thank

just you. American stocks rallied for

just a little while this morning as

investors focused on upbeat

corporate earnings in the retail

sector and rising oil prices

boosted the shares oh the energy

companies. Here is Richard English from Macquarie Private Wealthment.

After the recent big swings in the

market it has been a quiet snegs

the US. You are axely right and

having negotiated the perfect storm

over the past week or so I think

most investors welcomed the peace

and quiet. We do have market

movement in the US. Now, in

relation to the US, from our

perspective we continue to drinfrk

our half-full glass - yes, the US

is subdued and, yes, global

macroeconomic conditions remain

channelling but we are yet to reach

the final destination. We think

that the US corporates are cashed

up and ready to spend when the

market returns. And our market

today, how is it shaping up, do you

think? Given offshore lead whres

probably have a flat open although

yesterday we saw gains over most

sectors. Be sector and stock

specific. Our picking are mining

and mining-related stocks. And

banning because we are entering an

interest rate cutting period and they

they always perform in those

circumstances. Briefly to other

business news and it will be a big

day for companies announcing profit

results. Among those are AMP, west

farmers. The big four banks will

have to wait before details on

tough new capital rules become

clear. The banks may be forced to

increase capital holdings. And

Woolworths have appointed a new

head. He is the boss of Tesco Malaysia

Malaysia and he will take over in

October. That is all I have time

for. We are running against time.

You have done a marvellous job. A

check of the weather before

Briefly recapping our top stories

this morning. A 4-year-old girl has

died and her to down sins have been

injured in a Pitbull Terrier attack

in Melbourne. P Prime Minister has

been forced to defend the character

of one of her MPs because if Craig

Thomson calls he will bring down the the government.

And it is Vietnam veterans day.

Services will be held in Brisbane

and in Vietnam itself. They will

finally get long-deserved

recognition. That is it for ten

news I will see you again later at

9am. And I'm Frank Coletta, enjoy

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