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I'm Frank Coletta. Morning, everyone! I'm Ron Wilson.

Welcome to Ten's Early News.

Today - swine flu is back in the

headlines. The death toll keeps

climbing, especially among children.

There's a growing worry that even

worse is to come.

Are stun guns a new security tool

for railway guards? No, it's just

are not amused. them having fun. But railway bosses

In sport, a painful day for

Australia in the second Ashes Test.

Nathan Hauritz dislocates his finger and Andrew Strauss smashes

us for an unbeaten 161.

In finance - we might be able to

breathe a bit easier. The Chinese

again. economy has started to steam along

The dangerous advance of swine flu

is taking a particularly hard toll

on Australia's young people. A 9-

year-old Sydney boy is among five

new swine flu-related deaths in NSW,

which have brought the national

toll to 29.

One of the latest victims is a man

in his 20s who died a few weeks ago.

Swine flu turned up in his post-

mortem. The others were two males

71. and two females aged between 9 and

The 9-year-old child had

conditions. significant underlying medical

The latest deaths bring the toll in

NSW to 10. Federal Government

modelling now predicts 6,000

Australians could die this winter

from swine flu. Because of the lack

of immunity in the community, many

more people are going to be

impacted and we're going to see

disease impacting on a younger age

group. There's renewed concern

about the impact of swine influenza

on pregnant women. Six women are

being treated for flu in intensive

care units in NSW. Four are

pregnant and another two have had

emergency Caesareans. All the women

are critically ill on life support.

Life support systems are there to

do things like keep oxygen levels

up when the oxygen levels drop down.

Obviously that's very important in

pregnancy - to keep oxygen levels

up. Hospitals are advising pregnant

mums to wash their hands and use

masks if there's a risk of being

exposed to influenza.

A man has been shot in the back at

a house in Sydney's south-west. A

28-year-old man answered a knock at

his front door late last night and

was confronted by two men. He tried

to slam the door, but the gunman

opened fire, then fled in a silver

car. The victim underwent surgery

and is now in a stable condition.

The Victorian Premier has joined a

wave of public outrage over growing

violence on Melbourne streets. One

man has been killed and another

seriously injured in separate

attacks.

Disgust over the city street

violence flared as one of the

accused arrive at court. Hope you

get what you deserve! This man

handed himself into police after

seeing footage of the brawl on

television. His co-accused came

forward hours later.

At this stage, it's before the judicial system. We're not

commenting at this stage. Security

vision shows Luke Adams being

punched and choked unconscious. The

trio fronted court charged with

recklessly causing injury and

assault. All three remain behind

bars. Luke has been released from

hospital. He is angry at what's

happened to his football career and

I think, more than anything, he's

focusing on what appears to be the

senselessness of it.

Another victim of Melbourne's

street violence wasn't so fortunate.

25-year-old Caine Aguiar's life

support was switched off a week

after he was bashed. Three men have

been charged with murdering the Canadian backpacker. Senseless, mindless, gutless, cowardice.

Former Queensland Health minister

Gordon Nuttall will be sentenced

this morning. Nuttall has spent his

second night in jail after being

found guilty of accepting hundreds

of thousands of dollars in illegal

payments. The 56-year-old may also

face new charges of official

corruption. Queensland's Premier

says the former minister's

superannuation will stop and his

repay the money. million-dollar home may be sold to

Meanwhile, being on trial for rape

hasn't put off Victorian MP Theo

Theophanous from standing at the

next State election. The 61-year-

old former Cabinet minister has

nominated for Labor pre-selection.

With the nomination for pre-

selection, are you confident you'll

be returning to the Government? I'm

not making any comment. I'm sorry.

A woman claims Mr Theophanous raped

September of 1988. her in the Victorian Parliament in

Motorists in Brisbane are being

warned to avoid the Gateway

motorway this morning after a

cattle truck rolled overnight.

Police and RSPCA officers spent the

night rounding up loose cattle but

warn some are still on the run. The

truck in which they were being

transported rolled over on a

section of road at around seven

o'clock. Some animals were killed A

day. south bound lane will be closed all

Bizarre pictures have emerged of train guards recklessly playing

with a stun gun at a suburban

railway station. Transport bosses

say they've dealt with the case,

but those involved still have their jobs. Yowee!

These are railway guards paid to

protect the public horsing around

at a Perth station with what's

stun gun. believed to be a secretly imported

And the two key players still have

their jobs. A full investigation

was made in relation to that

incident. It was overviewed by the

ACCC. Guards say authorities knew

about the incident but took no

action for seven months. It's our

obligation to notify the

investigations unit, which was done

immediately when it came to our

attention. The main culprit was

dismissed but the workmate who

allegedly imported the shock device

escaped discipline. The sacked

guard has been reinstated after an

unfair dismissal claim but both

were found to have engaged in

serious misconduct, that could have

been seen by members of the public

law enforcement. and caused a loss of confidence in

Spectacular pictures of a fiery

truck crash in the US overnight

which destroyed an overpass. A

petrol tanker and truck collided as

they tried to avoid a car, which

had lost control. The collision

sparked a massive fire. 60,000

litres of fuel spills from the --

spilled from the tanker, leading

eventually to the collapse of the

minor injuries. overpass. Three drivers suffered

A late fightback by Australia has

saved some face after day one of

the second Ashes Test at Lord's.

England skipper Andrew Strauss is

unbeaten on 161 after a record

opening stand with Alastair Cook.

The pair punished Mitchell Johnson

reputation. on a day which dented the paceman's

From Johnson's opening spell,

England's intent was clear. Short

and wide and cut away. It was a

common theme as bat dominated ball

with a wayward Johnson

ultraexpensive. Well, Mitchell

Johnson is going to all parts of

this Lord's ground. Strauss and

Cook amassed 126 in the opening

session. Siddle also off target,

also expensive. Four more wides

that will be. The bowlers battered

and bruised. Hauritz off to

hospital. A missed chance cost him

more than a wicket. It's either a

bad dislocation or a break. Johnson

finally got one right and got the

reward. Close and he's got him.

Cook out five short of a century.

Hilfenhaus was rewarded with the

wicket of Bopara. Strauss powered

on to a fourth Lord's tonne. It's

100 to the England captain on the

stroke of tea. Pietersen made a

brisk 42 before Siddle sent him

packing. All the time, Strauss packing. All the time, Strauss

stayed constant and so, too, did

the runs. 50th boundary and

probably one of the best shots of

the innings. England finishing day

one with a one-day-style score. Penrith

Penrith back-rower Trent Waterhouse

has escaped suspension at the NRL

judiciary following Wednesday's

spiteful State of Origin finale.

Waterhouse was facing a one-game

ban for contrary conduct after

being the third man into a brawl

which saw Queensland prop Steve Price knocked unconscious.

They intended to break it up. They

might have thought I nobgtd him out.

You can see on the tape it clearly

wasn't me. It means Waterhouse is

free to play Canberra on Saturday.

It was a tough day for a Tiger and

a Shark in the opening round of the

British Open. The world number one

just couldn't find his rhythm on

the turn bring course. Two-time winner Greg Norman at

least ended his day with a little class.

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez went

one better. He holds the lead after

a stunning 6-under 64. John Senden

and Mathew Goggin are the best of

the Aussies are further two shots back.

Time for a look at all the finance

news. Frank Coletta back on the

early morning desk! Hello, Ron.

Good news for China, which is good

news for us. They're striding ahead

in China. The economic growth

actually accelerated in the second

quarter of the year. Not really

surprising when you consider that

the government there spent a

whopping $600 billion - that's US -

in stimulus payments on the world's

third largest economy. That fuelled

7.9% growth for the quarter, very

impressive. The Chinese

Government's target for the year of

8% looks well within reach. It

warns, however, there were still

difficulties and challenges on the

road ahead.

Queensland's Government has

unveiled quite a bold plan to build

an aerospace centre in Ipswich in an aerospace centre in Ipswich in

Brisbane. If it goes ahead, the facility would host internationalary nautical and

defence firms turning out advanced

aviation technology. It would also

create thousands of jobs. Building

is due to begin in about two years.

Investors have anticipated another

round of strong corporate earnings

which sent tech stocks higher on

Wall Street. The Dow Jones added 94

points and the NASDAQ was 22 to the good.

The big four banks are facing a $2

billion tax bill from the New

Zealand Government after claims for

transaction cost deductions were rejected.

Macquarie Group has slashed the

value of its toll roads port folio

by 28% to $5.1 billion.

And the bureau of stats has found

supermarket prices are growing well

above the inflation rate.

The Chinese have told our Prime

Minister to mind his own business

in the Rio Tinto spy scandal. We'll have that story next.

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Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten's Early News.

The Americans weighed into the Rio

Tinto spy scandal telling China to

lift its game.

The Chinese respond by telling our

Prime Minister to back off.

Is the Gateway Bridge a traffic

thorough fare or a cattle yard?

Cows create chaos on Brisbane roads.

And it was one small step for man.

Now it's one giant leap into the

clarity of old pictures of the moon

landing.

A senior American trade official

has weighed into the Rio Tinto

spying affair, urging China to

treat the accused businessman,

Stern Hu, with fairness. Meanwhile,

the Chinese Foreign Ministry has

warned Kevin Rudd to back off,

threatening to oppose anyone who - threatening to oppose anyone who -

and we quote - "deliberately twists

the situation". The US has voiced

its concerns about Mr Hu's

detention for bribery. All that we

can stress to the Chinese

authorities is that they adhere to

due process, communicate with the

families of those who are being

detained and especially communicate

with the Australian Government as

to what the issues are.

Australia's Foreign Minister,

Stephen Smith, was due to raise the issues with Chinese vice Foreign

Minister during a trip to Egypt this morning.

Swine flu is starting to take a

terrible toll on younger victims.

More and more children are being

struck down as the infection rate

continues to spike. A 9-year-old

boy is among five new swine flu-

related deaths in NSW, which have

brought the national toll to 29.

Because of the lack of immunity in

the community, many more people are

going to be impacted and we're

going to see disease impacting on a younger gauge group.

Pregnant women are being advised to

wear masks if they're at risk of

exposure. In NSW, six women are

critically ill from the virus. Four

of them are on life support.

Street violence is back in the

spotlight in Melbourne after a man

was killed and another seriously injured in separate attacks.

Public outrage boiled over as one

of the men accused of bashing a 19-

year-old football player

unconscious fronted court. I hope

you get what you deserve!?

Senseless, mindless, gutless, Senseless, mindless, gutless, cowardice. 25-year-old Canadian

backpacker Caine Aguiar died in

hospital on Wednesday after being

bashed outside a pub in Melbourne's west.

The British backpacker whose

miracle survival made news around

the world is expected to be

released from hospital today.

19-year-old Jamie Neale has been

recovering from dehydration and

exposure after spending 12 days

lost in the blue mown tapes. Jamie

has already signed an exclusive

media deal for his survival story

and, despite his father promising

he wouldn't profit from his ordeal,

Jamie's new agent says only some of

the money will go to the rescuers.

Motorists in Brisbane have been

warned to expect gridlock this

morning after a cattle truck rolled

on the Gateway motorway. One lane

will remain closed all day as RSPCA

officers finish rounding up the herd.

It's a notorious stretch of highway

and last night another truck crash.

Just came around the corner, Just came around the corner,

truck's on its side, smoke coming

out of the cab, cows running

everywhere. The B-double was

carrying live cattle. They

stampeded across the motorway. The

Gateway bridge was cold. Tony

called the police and tried to herd

the cattle. The driver was lucky to

escape unharmed. A couple of weeks

ago we had another driver who was ago we had another driver who was

killed. Obviously, he was lucky.

RSPCA officers have spent the night

rounding up the animals to a nearby

yard but several died. The truck

was carrying live stock. As a

result, a number of the stock have

been severely injured. Some have

been youth naised. Police are

warning motorists to be on the

look-out for cattle. I drive this

stretch of road every day. It's

probably one of the worst I've

driven. Drivers can expect huge

delays this morning with a south

bound lane closed all day.

A technician has died when a stage

being built for a Madonna concert

collapsed in France. The stage was

being set up at the Velodrome

stadium in the port city of

Marseilles. It collapsed on to

several workers. It injured six of

them. The concert was scheduled for

Sunday but has been cancelled.

The NASA astronauts on board

'Endeavour' have woken up for their

first day in space. Nine pieces of

foam insulation came off the fuel

tank during take-off. NASA is

reviewing video to check for damage.

The scientists will dock at the

International Space Station tonight.

It's the first time 13 people will

be resident at the ISS at the same time.

And NASA has marked the 40th

anniversary of the historic 'Apollo

11' space mission by releasing

digitally remastered pictures of

the moon landing and Neil

Armstrong's small step. NASA lost

its tapes of the landing several

years ago but live video was

remastered to make it clearer than

ever seen before.

Sport, and the late fightback by

Australia has saved face after day

one of the second Ashes Test at

Lord's. England captain Andrew

Strauss is unbeaten on 161 after a

record opening stand with Alastair

Cook. The spare took the long

handle to a wayward Mitchell

Johnson. The paceman was belted for

over 100 off just 19 overs. While

Cook fell just short of a century,

there was no such worry for the

skipper. 100 to the captain on the

stroke of tea. Ben Hilfenhaus was

the pick of the Aussie bowlers. He

snared two of the six wickets to fall.

Round 16 of the AFL gets under way

tonight with Essendon and the

Western Bulldogs tipped to fight

out for the fastest and most

attacking game of the season so far.

It's been talked up as a shoot-out

all week. The third-placed dogs

taking on an exciting Essendon

outfit. Both unchanged and both

agree goals will come thick and

fast. You'd expect plenty of goals.

But the team that is able to lock

the other team down for long enough

will win the game, I reckon. In the

wake of its loss to the Bombers,

Sydney has named 18-year-old

Melbourne schoolboy Daniel Hanabury

to make his debut against Carlton.

Hannebery is one of three changes made by the Swans.

Nike Stevens not able to fight his

way back into the Blues

A brave move by Nicki Sorensen has

paid off during stage 12 of the

Tour de France. The Danish rider

was part of a breakaway group. He

decided to go it alone 5km out and

no-one had the legs to catch him.

You never give up thinking about it.

The break went 78km out. At 211km,

it's the moment of glory.

Australia's Cadel Evans had a spill

on his way to the line. He wasn't

hurt and his time wasn't affected

because he was within 3km of the

finish. No change to the overall classification either with Rinaldo

Nocentini still with the yellow

jersey. Lucky I've got my language

coach with me this morning. Frank,

was that near enough? That would be

you. Ronaldo Wilson.

Let's join Alexis Christoforous

from New York for the details of

what's happening in America.

JPMorgan Chase was good but a

pivotal business lender has traders

worried. That's right. A mixed bag

on Wall Street today. We'll begin

with JPMorgan Chase. It blew past

Wall Street's profit expectations.

This is just more evidence that our

nation's banks are starting to

recover from the financial crisis.

The company posted a second-quarter

profit of $2.7 billion. That's up

36% from a year ago - hard to

believe. This was fuelled by record

fees in the investment banking area

but this offset losses in its loan

division. We still have many

consumers defaulting on their

credit cards and mortgages. You

mentioned that commercial lender

that's in trouble. The number of

the company is CIT Group. Its stock

was hammered today. CIT is moving

closer to bankruptcy. It lends to

thousands of small businesses and

it's running out of cash quick. The

government is refusing to use more

taxpayer money to bail out the

lender. It could file for Chapter

11 as early as tomorrow. There are

still a lot of companies to report,

Alexis, but so far the news seems

to be fairly good. It does. You

know, this week alone we got better

than expected numbers from Goldman

Sachs. I just mentioned JPMorgan

Chase. Johnson&Johnson and Intel.

Google was out a few moments ago

and their profits were strong but

revenue was down because of a drop

in ad sales. But more than last

quarter's results, Wall Street is

focused on the future and all of the big-name companies that the big-name companies that

reported so far this week are

predicting stronger results later

this year which means we could be

pulling out of this recession by

fourth quarter this year, first

quarter next year. Here's hoping.

Alexis Christoforous, thank you very much.

The French President's gorgeous

wife, Carla Bruni, will sing at

Nelson Mandela's birthday this week.

That should keep the 91-year-old up

and dancing. You know that groovy

Headlines on the quarter hour on

Ten's Early News - the impact of

swine flu is growing. The death

toll is climbing, especially among

children, who appear to be at greater risk.

Wielding stun guns is not a normal

part of a railway guard's duties.

Rail bosses are not happy their

employees used one as a toy.

In sport, a painful day for the

Aussies in the second Ashes Test.

Nathan Hauritz dislocated his

finger. Andrew Strauss smashed us

for an unbeaten 161.

In big business news - the Chinese

economy grows at a staggering 7.9%

last quarter. It's enough to bring

a smile to almost every government in the world.

The dangerous advance of swine flu

is taking a particularly hard toll

on Australia's young people. A 9-

year-old Sydney boy is among five

new swine flu-related deaths in NSW,

which has brought the national toll to 29.

The late vest Tim is a man in his

20s who died three weeks ago. Swine

flu turned up in his post yem. The

other two victims were aged 9 and

71. The 9-year-old had significant

underlying medical conditions. The

latest deaths bring the NSW toll to

10. Federal Government modelling predicts 6,000 Australians could

die this winter from swine flu.

Because of a lack of immunity in

the community, many more people

will be impacted and we're going to

see disease impacting on a younger

age group. There's renewed concern

about the impact of swine influenza

on pregnant women. Six women are

being treated for flu in intensive

care units in NSW. Four are

pregnant and another two have had

emergency Caesareans. All the women

are critically ill on life support.

Life support systems are there to

do things like keep oxygen levels

up when the oxygen levels drop down.

Obviously, that's very important in

pregnancy - to keep the oxygen

levels up. Hospitals are advising

expectant mums to wash their hands

and use masks if there's a risk of being exposed to influenza.

The Victorian Premier has joined a

wave of public outrage over growing

violence on Melbourne streets. One

man has been killed and another seriously injured in separate attacks.

Disgust over the city street

violence flared as one of the

accused arrives at court. I hope

you get what you deserve!

Konstantinos Kontoklotsis handed

himself in to police after seeing

footage of the brawl on television.

His co-accused, Mark Bogstra and

Nathan Karatzis, came forward hours Nathan Karatzis, came forward hours

later. At this stage, it's before

the judicial system. We're not

commenting at this stage. Security

vision shows Luke Adams being

punched and choked unconscious. The

trio fronted court charged with

recklessly causing injury and

assault. All three remain behind

bars. Luke has been released from

hospital. He is angry at what's

happened to his football career and

I think more than anything he's

focusing on what appears to be the

senselessness of it. Another victim

of Melbourne's street violence

wasn't so fortunate. 25-year-old

Caine Aguiar's life support was

turned off a week after he was

bashed outside a pub. Three men,

including a teenager, have been

charged with murdering the Canadian

backpacker. Senseless. Mindless. backpacker. Senseless. Mindless. Gutless. Cowardice.

Former Queensland Health minister

Gordon Nuttall will be sentenced

this morning. Nuttall has spent his

second night in jail after being

found guilty of accepting hundreds

of thousands of dollars in illegal of thousands of dollars in illegal

payments. The 56-year-old may also

face new charges of official

corruption. Queensland's Premier

says the former minister's

superannuation will stop and his

million-dollar home may be sold to

repay the money.

Meantime, being on trial for rape

has not discouraged Victorian MP

Theo Theophanous from standing at

the next State election. The 61-

year-old former minister has

nominated for Labor pre-selection.

With the nomination for pre-

selection, are you confident you'll

be returning to the Government? I'm

not making any comment. I'm sorry.

Mr Theophanous face as claim he

raped a woman in the Victorian

Parliament in September of 1988.

Motorists in Brisbane are being

told to avoid the Gateway motorway

this morning after a cattle truck

rolled overnight. Police and RSPCA

officers spent hours rounding up

loose cattle but warn some are

still on the run. They stampeded

after a truck if which they were

being transported rolled over on a

new section of round around 7

o'clock. Some animals were killed.

A south bound lane will be closed all day.

Bizarre pictures have emerged of Bizarre pictures have emerged of

train guards mucking around with a

stun gun at a suburban railway

station. Transport bossless say

they have dealt with the case, but those involved still have their jobs. Yowee!

These are railway guards paid to

protect the public, horsing around

at a Perth station with what's

stun gun. believed to be a secretly imported

And the two key players still have

their jobs. A full investigation

was made in relation to that

incident. It was then overseen and reviewed by the CCC

The video was filmed a year and a

half ago. Guards say authorities

knew about it but took no action

for seven months. It's our

obligation to notify the

investigations unit, which was done

in this case immediately when it

came to our attention. The workmate

who allegedly imported the device

escaped penalty because of lack of

injury. The man who was sacked has

been reinstated. But both have been

found guilty of serious misconduct,

saying if the public had seen them

public confidence in law it could have caused a damage to

enforcement.

This year's Emmy nominations are in

and three top Aussies are among the

nominees. Toni Collette is up for

best comedy actress in the series

'United States of Tara'. Sydney

actress Rose Byrne for Best

Supporting Actress in 'Damages'.

And Simon Baker for outstanding

lead actor in 'The Mentalist'. The

September. Emmy awards will be handed out in

Celebrities and politicians around

the world will celebrate the 91st

birthday of Nelson Mandela tomorrow.

Concerts will be held from

Johannesburg to New York, where the

First Lady of France, Carla Bruni,

will perform. She'll be joined by

and Stevie Wonder. legendary musicians Aretha Franklin

A late fightback by Australia has

saved some face on day one of the

second Ashes Test at Lord's.

England skipper Andrew Strauss is

unbeaten on 161 after a record opening stand with Alastair Cook.

The pair punished Mitchell Johnson

reputation. on a day which dented the paceman's

From Johnson's opening spell,

England's intent was clear. Short

and wide and cut away. It was a

common theme as bat dominated ball

ultraexpensive. with a wayward Johnson

Well, Mitchell Johnson is going to

all parts of this Lord's ground.

Strauss and Cook amassed 126 in the

opening session. Siddle also off

target and also expensive.

The bowlers battered and bruised.

Hauritz off to hospital. A missed

chance cost him more than a wicket.

That's either a bad dislocation or

a break. Johnson finally got one

right and got the reward. Close and

he's got him. Cook out five short

of a century. The best of Australia's bellers, Hilfenhaus,

was rewarded with the wicket of

Bopara, but Strauss powered on to a

fourth Lord's tonne. It's 100 to

the England captain on the stroke

of tea. Pietersen made a brisk 32

before Siddle sent him packing, one

of four final-session wickets, as of four final-session wickets, as

all the time Strauss stayed all the time Strauss stayed

constant and so, too, did the runs.

50th boundary of the innings and

probably one of the best shots of

the innings. England finished day

one with a one-day-style score.

Penrith back-rower Trent Waterhouse

has escaped suspension at the NRL

judiciary following Wednesday's

spiteful State of Origin finale.

Waterhouse was facing a one-game Waterhouse was facing a one-game

ban for contrary conduct after

being the third man into a brawl

which saw Queensland prop Steve which saw Queensland prop Steve Price knocked unconscious. You

could see on the tape that, um,

that I intended to break it up.

They might have thought I knocked

him out. You can see on the tape

that it clearly wasn't me that

punched. It means Waterhouse is

free to play Canberra on Saturday.

A tough day for a Tiger and a Shark

in the opening round of the British

Open. The world number one just

couldn't find his rhythm on the

Turnberry course. He carded a 1-

over 71. Two-Tim winner, Greg

Norman, at least ended his day with

8-over part. a little class. Greg Norman. Sadly

Oh, well.

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez went

one better. He holds the lead after

a stining 6-under 64. John Senden

and Mathew Goggin are the best of

the Aussies a further two shots back.

There was almost an audible

international gasp of relief when

the Chinese figures came out. It's

good for everyone, Ron, and

particularly us. They're striding

ahead in China. The economic growth

accelerated in the sected quarter

of the year. That's not surprising

when you consider the Government

spent a whopping $6 billion in

stimulus payments on their economy

and that fuel 7.9% growth for the

corner. The Chinese Government's

target of 8% for the year looks

well within reach. It warns there

are still difficulties and some challenges ahead.

Investors anticipated another round

of strong corporate earnings which

sent tech stocks higher on Wall Street.

Now, briefly in other business news,

the RBA has made $200 million in

two months of trading on the

volatile Australian dollar. The big

four banks are facing a $2 billion

tax bill from the news Government

after claims for transaction cost

deductions were rejected. Macquarie

Group has slashed the value of its

toll roads portfolio by 28% and the

Bureau of Statistics has found

supermarket prices are growing well

above the inflation rate.

Well, give up any hope of getting a

nice dinner on Sunday night. And

chaf - chef, rather - and kitchen

hand in town will be in front of

the telly for the 'MasterChef'

Grand Final. We talk to the head

judge about it after the break. GOOD MORNING, I'm Katy Ferguson. An Action bus driver who was caught behind the wheel behind the wheel with an alleged blood alcohol

concentration, 12 times above the legal limit has faced court. Police arrested 54 year old Dennis Wallace after reports he was swerving across the road while driving in Narrabundah earlier this year. Police caught him in April, and allege he blew April, and allege he blew point-two-five-six. He's been ordered to complete an alcohol assessment, and will return to court later this month. return to court later this month. A-N-U experts will work alongside representatives from the World Health Organisation as part of a of a collaboration project into bio-ethics. The Australian National University was picked by the W-H-O, with local experts to work on issues infectious diseases, pharmaceuticals and bio-security. Outside the territory, and the Bombala Council is creating a new method to make it quicker to have development applications approved. The shire says it needs a more efficient approach to D-As to save time and money. The new service will give more detail on what the council requires for new buildings and structures, as well as for the subdivision of land. In sport, And the Canberra Darters Netball side is preparing for the upcoming season. The girls will take on the Territory Storm in Sydney on the 31st of July. NOW HAVING A LOOK AT TODAY'S WEATHER... And we'll be seeing some cloud circulating over soputhern and central NSW in the next 12 hours, with light showers, falling as snow above 12-hundred metres. If you're heading north for the weekend, Brisbane will enjoy a fine day for 20 degrees today, but if your Sydney-bound, you can expect a little cloud for 16. Dubbo will warm up from last night's minus one to reach a fine 15 degrees today, Wagga also fine for 13. Bathurst sunny and 12 today, Bateman's Bay warmer

but a few showers for 16, and Perisher just making it to 3 degrees today.

Mudgee will make it to 14 degrees today, and some cloud moving in for Nowra later today. Cooma cold for 10. So looks as though there;ll be plenty of sunny skies across southern NSW for the weekend. But at the cost of some cold nights without any cloud cover. (we'll phenomenal. A visit? He lived on

These are the headlines on Ten's

Early News:

Americans wade into the Rio Tinto

spy scandal telling China to lift

its game. The Chinese respond by

telling our Prime Minister to back you've.

-- back off.

We may have peaked too soon. A

terrible start to the second Ashes

Test. Hauritz is hurt and the poms

are whacking us all over the park.

And don't plan to go out for dinner

on Sunday night. The 'MasterChef'

final is on telly and it looks like

being a ratings record.

A senior American trade official

has weighed into the Rio Tinto

spying scandal, urging China to

treat the accused businessman,

Stern Hu, with fairness. Meanwhile,

the Chinese Foreign Ministry has

warned Kevin Rudd to back off,

threatening that no-one should -

and we quote - deliberately twist

the situation. All we can stress to

the Chinese authorities is that

they adhere to due process,

communicate with the families of

those who are being detained, and

especially communicate with the

Australian Government as to what

the issues are. Australia's Foreign

Minister, Stephen Smith, was due to

raise the issue with Chinese vice

Foreign Minister during a trip to Egypt this morning.

Swine flu is starting to take a

terrible toll on younger victims.

More and more children are being

struck down as the infection rate

continues to spike. A 9-year-old

boy is among five new swine flu-

related deaths in NSW, which have

brought the national toll to 29.

Because of the lack of immunity in

the community, many more people are

going to be impacted and we're

going to see disease impacting on a

younger age group. Pregnant women

are also being advised to wear

masks if they're at risk of

exposure. In NSW, six women are

critically ill from the virus. Four

of them are on life support.

Motorists in Brisbane have been

warned to expect gridlock this

morning after a cattle truck rolled

on the Gateway motorway. One lane

will remain closed all day as RSPCA

officers finish rounding up the stragglers.

It's a notorious stretch of highway

and last night, another truck crash.

I come around the corner. Truck's

on its side. Smoke coming out of

the cab. Cows running everywhere.

The B double was carrying dozens of

life cattle. They stampeded across

the motorway. The Gateway Bridge

was closed. Tony called police and

tried to herd the cattle. The

driver walked away unharmed. The

driver is lucky to get out,

considering a couple of weeks ago

we had another driver that was

killed. Obviously, he was just

lucky. RSPCA officers have spent

the night rounding up the animals

to a nearby yard, but several died.

The B double truck was carrying

live stock and as a result a number

of those stock have been severely injured. Some have been euthanased.

Police are warning motorists to be

on the look-out for stray cattle.

The truck rolled on the new section

of the south bound motorway. I

drive this stretch of road every

day. It's probably one of the worst

stretches I've ever driven. Drivers

can expect huge delays this morning,

with the south bound lane being closed all day.

Street violence is back in the

spotlight in Melbourne after a man

was killed and another seriously

injured in separate attacks. Public

outrage boiled over as one of the

men accused of bashing a 19-year-

old football player unconscious

fronted court. I hope you get what

you deserve! Senseless, mindless,

gutless. Cowardice. 25-year-old

Canadian backpacker Caine Aguiar

died in hospital on Wednesday after

being bashed outside a pub in Melbourne's west.

The British backpacker whose

miracle survival made news around

the world is expected to be

released from hospital today. 19-

year-old Jamie Neale has been

recovering from dehydration and

exposure after spending 12 days

lost in the Blue Mountains. Jamie

has already signed an exclusive

media deal for his survival story.

Despite his father promising he

wouldn't profit from his ordeal,

Jamie's new agent says only some of

the money will go to the rescuers.

A technician has died when a stage

being built for a Madonna concert

collapsed in France. The stage was

being set up at the Velodrome

Stadium in the port city of

Marseilles. It collapsed on to

several workers, injuring six. The

concert was scheduled for Sunday,

but has now been cancelled.

40 years after man first walked on

the moon, NASA has released stored

video of the historic event. It's

thrown new light on the moment Neil

Armstrong took his giant leap for mankind.

40 years ago, the world watched in

awe, though what they watched were

blurry figures flickering across

the television streen. Now, they've

touched up those live pictures sent

back from the moon in 1969, adding

definition to a defining moment of

history. Watch the difference.

That's one small step for man, one

giant leap for mankind.

Hole wood's finest digital film

restorers have worked on the images. restorers have worked on the images.

Although, frustratingly, the

original recordings are missing.

After a 3-year search, NASA have

concluded the tapes were probably

recorded over. So these were

constructed from poor live footage

of the broadcast.

40 years on, these footage has been

released. It's been viewed many

times but this is the first time in

decades that 'Apollo 11's launch

has been seen in such detail. NASA

lost the original of this film too.

It was only when a British producer

contacted the director, it emerged

he'd kept a copy under his desk. he'd kept a copy under his desk.

Do not expect dinner on Sunday

night. Every chef in the country

will be watching the final of

Network Ten's head show

'MasterChef'. We're expecting

record ratings and there's news a

celebrity version is in the works.

The show's master judge, Matt

Preston, has been preparing for the big event. big event.

You know an interview will be a lot

of fun when a man you've never met

says hello, then shows you how to

wear a cravat. I might have a

brother. That's good. One of us

knows about cooking. But you'll get

there. I'm hoping. I'm reading

books and everything now. Matt

Preston is a man in demand.

Everyone wants to speak to the gre

gairous food critics and his fellow

judges, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris, following the Calombaris, following the

phenomenon that is 'MasterChef'.

It's crazy, but it's fun. He makes

tasting food fun, even theatrical.

Amazing. A lot of the taste

something done in the nose. You

want to free up the smells, the

flavours, so they go up the nose.

That's where the chewing is.

Preston concedes some people

misunderstand them. Because I like

you, Andre. I've swallowed it.

I learned that some people think

that wearing a cravat makes me look

pretendous. I say au contraire. So

we've learned he can be funny and

emotional. Something moves you,

then you show you're moved. I think that's part of being human.

Perhaps some cricketers should turn

to cooking! A light fightback by

Australia has saved face on day one

of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.

Andrew Strauss is unbeaten on 161 Andrew Strauss is unbeaten on 161

after a record opening stand with

Alastair Cook. The pair took the

long handle to a wayward Mitchell

Johnson. The paceman was belted for

over 100 off just 19 overs. Cook

fell just short of a century. There

was no such worry for the skipper.

1Hun hundred to the -- 100 to the

England captain on the stroke of

tea. Ben Hilfenhaus snared two of

the six wickets to fall.

Melbourne schoolboy Ash Hansen have

will have a story to tell -- Daniel

Hanneberry will have a story to

tell when he returns to school

tomorrow. Drafted by the Swans last

year, he will play on Saturday

after two games in the reserves.

I've spoken to my mum and dad and a

few mates. They're as rapt as I am. few mates. They're as rapt as I am.

I've got a big family. Mum's one of I've got a big family. Mum's one of

12 and dad's one of four or five.

There's 50 or 60 cousins coming

down. Hanneberry's father played

for Footscray and his uncle for Collingwood.

A brave move by Nicki Sorensen has

paid off in stage 12 of the Tour de

France. The Danish rider was part

of a breakaway group. He decided to

go it alone 5km out. No-one had the

legs to catch him.

You never give up thinking about it.

The break went 78km out. At 211km,

it's the moment of glory. Cadel

Evans had a spill on his way to the

line. He wasn't hurt and his time

was not affected because he was

within 3km of the finish. No change

to the overall classification to the overall classification

either, with Rinaldo Nocentini

still there with the yellow jersey.

Stocks came roaring home on Wall

Street this morning. Here with all

the details is Juliana Roadley from

CommSec. Juliana, JPMorgan Chase's

profit report was good but CIT

Group has traders worried. Yeah,

look, great numbers for JP Morgan.

Profit up 36% and they're looking

for more growth in the next quarter.

CIT shares were down 76% overnight,

the government deciding they won't

give them any more cash to survive.

But on the good news front, we had

the number of jobless claims in the

US - people signing up for

unemployment - falling in the last

week week. And a market guru came

out and said he felt the worst of

the crisis was over. He helped turn

around the spirit in the market.

And what does all this mean for our

market when it opens today? Well,

look, we've had great after-the-

bell results, Frank. We've had

Google beating the street on their

earnings and revenue. Revenue came

in at $4.7 billion. IBM came up

with a great result and they've

even lifted their expectations for

their full-year result. This will their full-year result. This will

help our market. We were set to

open up around 31 points higher.

We've seen a big rally in base We've seen a big rally in base

metals overnight. The gold price

off around $4 but the oil price

adding on a few dollars and now

it's US$62 a barrel. Thank you.

Briefly in other business news.

Professional Investment Services

face as client backlash after

recommending failed companies

Timbercorp and Great Southern to

investors. China's largest oil

producer has applied to the Federal

Government to drill three wells in

the Timor Sea. As we've heard, the

sharks are circling CIT Group's

lending book as it moves closer to

collapse. And the drop in business

traffic forces Qantas and Virgin

Blue to cut 10% of their flights between Sydney and Melbourne.

Ronnie, that's all in finance.

Frank, thank you.

this Friday morning. Nice doing business with you on

Let me see if I can find some half decent weather for you today...

Just beautiful in the top ebbed.

Recapping top stories:

The deadly impact of swine flu is

growing. The death toll climbs,

especially among children who

appear to be at greater risk.

Railway bosses not happy at all

that some of their guards used a that some of their guards used a

stun gun as a toy.

And NASA releases strikingly clear

new pictures of the moment when

Neil Armstrong made his historic first step on the moon.

The first 15 minutes of this

bulletin are available for download

from tennews.com.au. I'll see you

again at 11 o'clock. Bye for