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Good morning, everyone. I'm Ron

Wilson. And this is Ten's Early News.

I'm Kathryn Robinson. Welcome to

the program for Thursday, June 10.

Making today's headlines - plenty

of stick. Now comes the carrot. The

PM promises $2 billion to sweeten his mining tax.

Heading home - as 150 Australian

soldiers return from their latest

foreign posting, the two diggers

killed in Afghanistan are given a sombre farewell. sombre farewell.

Headlining sport today - South

Sydney hooker Isaac Luke has been

found guilty at the NRL judiciary

of a grade one dangerous contact charge.

Then in finance - consumer

sentiment plunges as concerns over

the European debt crisis and the

super profits tax take their toll.

Kevin Rudd will face his fiercest

political foes in Perth again today.

The PM is due to meet with Andrew

'Twiggy' Forrest over the resources

super profit tax before moving on

to Queensland tonight. Mr Rudd has

offered WA a $2 billion sweetener

following a furious protest. Axe

the tax! Axe the tax!

People power fuelled by mining

magnates equalled a wild, Wild West.

Bugger off! Kevin Rudd and his

community Cabinet are here to

consult over its resources super

profit tax. As for 'Twiggy', I'm

sure I'll be sitting down with

'Twiggy' again in the future again.

'Twiggy' is pretty unavoidable. He

got that right. Journalists at the

Press Club were more than happy to

hand him the microphone to pepper

the PM. Will you be consulting with

them about how you've taken your

Government from having a great

chance at the next election to not

a great chance at all now? Main

Labor backbenchers in marginal

seats in WA and Queensland,

Australia's top mining States, are

asking themselves the same question.

With Labor's popularity plunging in

the opinion polls, will the super

profit tax cost them their job?

Those fears may be somewhat quashed

by the Prime Minister announcing an

extra $400 million to the $6

billion infrastructure fund, the

mining States. new money to go straight to the

Despite the angry protests, the

Prime Minister was given an easy

ride at a community Cabinet forum

in Perth last night. Placard-waving

demonstrators were kept locked

outside as Mr Rudd, flanked by

Cabinet ministers, addressed around

500 local residents. Only two

audience members queried the

resources tax, both of whom were in

favour of the proposal.

Colleagues of the two Australian

soldiers killed in Afghanistan have

held a sombre ceremony to salute

them. The memorial service for

Darren Smith and Jacob Moerland at

Tarin Kowt last night included a

moving message from Mr Smith's

young son. Their deaths have

overshadowed last night's return of

150 soldiers to Brisbane from their

Timor. latest overseas posting in East

They served a vital role in

peacekeeping in East Timor but ask

any of these soldiers and boy, it's

good to be home. How does it feel

to see your kids again? Awesome,

brother. These are what it's all

about. I love Australia, brother.

This is what it's all about. Coming

home to see your loved ones. It

makes it all worth while. 130

soldiers from alpha company

returned home to Brisbane last

night. They joined the

international stabilisation force

in East Timor in February last year.

Since then, they've been helping

maintain stability for the ongoing

development of East Timor. They

also delivered vital medical aid to

cuddle! Come here! remote villages in Dili. Give me a

Hello, darling! How you going,

mate? It's good to see you. How you

going? Josh is 21. Oh, it's great.

It's really great to see mum and It's really great to see mum and

dad. I haven't seen them for about

five months now. Great to see him.

It's a real thrill. This was Josh It's a real thrill. This was Josh

McLachlan's first appointment and

his first experience overseas. He

served as a medic. This is the

start of their military career for

many of these young men and their

return is a moment of pride they'll

never forget. But as for Josh, even

after serving his country, some

things stay the same.

Even though he's 21, he's still our

little boy or big boy, whatever you

like to call him. Jeez. A veteran

of the Kokoda Track says the NSW

Premier could benefit from the

experience. Charlie Lyn's

suggestion comes after Kristina

Keneally made light of the

challenge. Today, many are saying

her comments are way off track.

Barry O'Farrell believes walking

the Kokoda Track showed he has the

strength to lead his State.

Absolutely, I think I'm strong. I

don't reckon I would have

personally survived my Kokoda trek

if I didn't have something inside

me that kept me going. But Premier

Kristina Keneally has accused him

of using his trek for political

gain. He had some 70 porters to

carry his bags for him, Mr Speaker.

And that his effort wasn't

extraordinary. So did Miss

Australia. So congratulations,

Barry. The Miss Australia is

Caroline Pemberton who also happens

to be an experienced adventurer.

That was awesome. Four people died

walking the track last year and

many Kokoda adventure groups

require serious preparation and

medical clearance. We put people medical clearance. We put people

through a pretty serious training

regime. It goes for 10 or 12 weeks

depending on where they live and we

won't take them if we don't think

they're up to it. Charlie Lyn has

led 59 Kokoda treks and was

airlifted from the track a few

months ago after being blinded by a

parasite. If you haven't trekked

Kokoda, you don't understand Kokoda.

Kevin Rudd and Joe Hockey walked

Kokoda together and Mr Lyn thinks

the NSW Premier would also benefit from the experience.

An Australian demonstrator arrested

during the Red Shirts protest in

Thailand is back in court today.

Conor Purcell from Perth is being Conor Purcell from Perth is being

held in a Bangkok jail after being

refused bail. He will find out if a

date has been set for his trial.

He's facing charges relating to the

violent protests as well as

breaking Thai immigration laws.

Commuters in Sydney's south-east Commuters in Sydney's south-east

are being warned of more disruption

this morning after a major gas and

water main burst. Emergency

services were called to Todman

Avenue in Kensington at around 6

o'clock last night, initially

fearing the road would collapse.

Traffic had to be diverted around

the area and residents were asked

to stay indoors. We've kept all the

residents in their houses. There's

no reason for them to evacuate.

They can use gas cooking appliances.

Crews have been called in to

excavate the road but traffic

disruptions are expected to last throughout the morning.

Heading sport this morning and St

Kilda's decision to charter its own

flight to Perth for its match

against Fremantle has left Dockers

coach Mark Harvey furious and

received preferential treatment claiming his opponents have

from the AFL.

The AFL subsidised St Kilda's

chartered flight to Perth back in

Round 9 because of a lack of

available flights. The league did

the same for Geelong last week but

with another long trip west to meet

Fremantle on Sunday, the Saints

have decided to cop up and pay for have decided to cop up and pay for

their own plane and that's left the their own plane and that's left the

Dockers coach less than impressed.

If we're looking at it for a couple

of clubs, let's look at it for the

longest-travelling clubs. We love

Andrew helping us because he

discriminates and helps St Kilda

nor than other clubs. We're getting

a plane over and back and in

between we'll play a game of footy.

Let's see where it takes us. Also

on Harvey's radar - Stephen Milne.

He lines up for game 200 but the

Dockers are out to make sure the

milestone is one to forget. We've

looked at some match-ups we've used

on him the la couple of times we've

beaten St Kilda. They've beaten us

five times. You can't beat or

answer your critics. You just

persist and have some longevity in

your career and keep producing and

that's the ultimate revenge, isn't it?

South Sydney hooker Isaac Luke will

miss one match after being found

guilty at the judiciary of

dangerous contact with a kicker. It

took the panel seven minutes to

find Luke guilty after his collision with Johnathon Thurston

in the Rabbitohs 32-4 victory over

the Cowboys on Monday night. Oh,

just going to have to move on now.

They came up with a verdict, guilty,

so I'm just going to have to move

on. Luke will miss Sunday's all-

important clash with Brisbane. Tens

of thousands of fans have lined

streets in Johannesburg to get a

glimpse of the South African World

Cup squad. The team received a

mighty reception as they paraded

through the centre of the city

ahead of their opening game against Mexico tomorrow.

And the time touches were added to

the Opening Ceremony at Soccer City

with American pop band The Black

I'd Peas preparing to kick off the

tournament. Kath, consumer

sentiment has taken a hit? It has,

Ron, plunging for a third straight

month thanks to the planned super

profits tax and uncertainty

surrounding the budget. The latest

index is still above the lows

during the GFC but is perplexing as

the survey was taken while rates

were kept on hold. Yesterday,

demand for home loans continued to

slide, the ninth deck cline in 10

months. But in some slightly more

positive news, a leading pore tacit

carry believes our economy will

strengthen this year. Access Economics says the support will

come from our export and retail

sectors, which should see strong

growth despite rising interest

rates. To Europe now and it seems

the contagion is spreading with

Finland the latest to be hit by the

dreaded double-dip recession. The

country, whose main export is Nokia

mobile phones, slipped back into

recession during the first three

months of 2010. It was hit hard by

the downturn in global trade

although exports have recovered.

Shares in Nokia have fallen to

their lowest level in 15 months

amid rumours the company might

issue a profit warning.

Briefly in other business news now,

a US rail company set it fork out

$334 million for the Darwin-to-

Adelaide rail link. Jetstar has

chosen Melbourne and Auckland as

its Singapore hundreds for two

overseas destinations. The services

will start in December. And women's

wear retailer Noni B has flagged

its full-year net profit will be

between $3.4 million and $3.8

million, up from $2.3 million last year.

After the short break - an amazing

escape. We've got that coming up.

How did an indie car driver walk

away from this spectacular crash

with just a few bruises?. Ouch!

We'll have the full story when

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You're with Ten's Early News.

A minute's silence has been held to

remember the 12 people killed by a

gunman in the north-west of England.

Exactly a week since the massacre,

communities across Cumbria came

together to reflect on the lives of those who died.

In towns and villages that have

become familiar names for all the

wrong reasons, the community came

together to remember those terrible

events of a week ago today when,

with serial acts of madness, the

life they knew changed.

In Whitehaven, taxi drivers who

worked alongside killer and victims

stopped their trade. In villages

like Milham, they braved the rain.

Alongside the beach at Seascale, in

all eight simultaneous services,

each recalling friends lost to the gunman.

At 12 o'clock, the bells signalled a minute's silence. (SILENCE)

Then it was over and people

returned to lives that will, and

must, continue, but can never be quite the same again.

Five fishermen had to call for

emergency help when their boat

washed on to rocks early this

morning. The boat's motor died

shortly after the men left a boat

ramp in Sydney's south-east and

began to drift. The vessel crashed

on to rocks at a La Perouse beach but no-one was injured.

An Indonesian movie star has been

fined after a stunt went wrong in a

Perth shopping centre. Martua

Nainggolan, whose screen name is

Derby Romero, was shooting for a

movie called 'Love in Perth' when

he lost control of the car, almost

hitting a group of shops. No-one

wants to be in custody, I'm sure of

that. Especially in a foreign

country. Yeah. After spending his

20th birthday in custody, Romero

pleaded guilty to a charge of

dangerous driving and was fined.

An indie car driver who walk away

from a horrific 354km/h crash has

spoken of his miraculous escape.

Mike Conway says he closed his eyes

and hoped for the best as the car

started to break up. I could kind

of see the sky and then I kind of

closed my eyes. I knew I would hit

pretty bad and didn't know what I

would hit. When I landed initially

I was upside down and that's an

uncomfortable feeling because you

don't like to be upside down. You

know at that point you can't get

out yourself and that's never nice.

You don't know if there's a fire or

anything's happening. Upside down

in the wreck of his racing car,

Mike Conway can't have imagined

he'd soon be sitting in a hotel

room with just a couple of

fractures and a bruised leg to show

for the worst crash he's ever had.

It's always scary, especially when

you go into the fence. It's like a

cheese grater. The car gets pulled

to bits. I was upside down and

sparks going everywhere. At that

point you're hoping that no-one

hits you. Nobody did. Though how

nobody did at speeds of over 200

miles per hour in a cloud of debris

seems astonishing and yes, he's

watched the crash a few times since.

I couldn't help but watch it. When

I turned the TV on in hospital it

was on the news. It's never nice to

look at it but at least I can say

I'm still in one piece and I walked away from it.

The greater western Sydney AFL

franchise has scrambled to clarify

Israel Folau's immediate future

after speculation he might first

play rugby union. He takes on NSW

in Origin II on Wednesday where NSW

captain Kurt Gidley is dealing with

the disappointment of being benched.

Never before has an Origin team run

out without their captain, but come

Wednesday night, that's exactly

what NSW will do. Obviously

disappointed not to start in the

game. I think every player likes to

start the game and be a part of

that first run or first tackle.

Probably hit home I guess when it's

kick-off and I'm not on the field.

Bellamy defending the move to bench

Gidley. He's the best guy to lead

us next Wednesday night. He

mightn't be there for the first 20,

25 minutes. Jarryd Hayne will be

there for the 80 minutes, his

xonration putting Gidley out of the xonration putting Gidley out of the

starting line-up. He'll pull on the

number one jersey with anticipation

building. I don't know what will

happen in a footy game in a week's

time but, um, I'm sure there's some

feeling there. Slater's team-mates

happy to fan the fire. A few of the

boys have given him a bit about it.

It's all good fun I guess and at

the end of the day, come next

Wednesday, all Origin games are

physical. But Billy's playing it

down. Youse would love me to have

another crack. It's a part of the

game and those sort of things that

go on in the game, it's probably

because it's Jarryd Hayne and Billy

Slater that it's blown up.

The Socceroos have had a closed

training session ahead of Sunday

night's clash with Germany. Off the

pitch, the governing body has

continued its own pitch to host a

future World Cup, winning some new

friends at a local primary school

in the process.

If only every day was like this. A

whole community comes out to

celebrate. The Australians are

coming to town. They're not sure

who they are but they know they're

going to help their kids learn and

that's enough for them. Frank Lowy

and sports minister Kate Ellis

copped a world-class welcome from a

rural community an hour and a half

from Johannesburg. I don't remember

having such a welcome before. It

was quite a show. There was a local

dance and an African version of our

own Hackneyed but recognisable

chant. Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi!

Oi! Oi!! And all because of this.

The FFA is chipping in about

$160,000 which will buy 9,000 or so

of these lap desks so children can

learn more easily. Across this

continent there are some 80 million

children who do not have a desk to children who do not have a desk to

do their homework or learn and

that's something we're happy to

help out with. And if a bit of that

charity helps convince some African

delegates to vote for the

Australian World Cup bids, then all

the better.

Briefly in other ports news this

morning, Lleyton Hewitt has

overcome a neck injury to progress

to the quarterfinals of the Gerry

Weber Open in Germany. Rugby's new

franchise, the Melbourne Rebels,

have siepbtd international Rodney

Blake and Mark Gerrard for their

inaugural season and New Zealand

has suffered a 2-0 defeat at the

hands of Chile in their World Cup

warm-up match overnight. More snow

is forecast for the Australian Alps

making for one of the best starts

to the skiing season ever. The cold

snap is being given a warm welcome by those preparing the runs.

Victoria's Alps have been

transformed into a winter wond

Erland thanks to a cold front

sweeping the State. The slopes have

been given a fresh coating just in

time for the start of the ski

season. This is one of the best

starts I've seen for a long time. starts I've seen for a long time.

The best falls were at mount Hotham

and Falls Creek. Lake Mountain was

doused with 10cm. Not only is it

cold enough for natural snow falls

but well and truly cold enough for

snow-making conditions. And we're

not about to see the end of it. We

have a good six or so of these cold spells during a winter.

I love seeing snow on the ground.

It's good, isn't it? More finance

news now. Good news on jobs? Yeah.

They're expected to hold steady

today. Official data out later is

expected to show total employment

increased by 15,000 in May keeping

the unemployment rate at 5.4%.

Economists are warning a better

jobs market later in the year could

herald more interest rate rises.

Briefly now in other business news,

Sydney's Bond Street will undergo a

$60 million facelift to entice new

tenants. China is facing increasing

pressure to increase pay packets.

Workers at two Honda motor plants Workers at two Honda motor plants

have striekd in the past two weeks

and shares in Wotif.com jumped 9%

following predictions its end-of-

year profit will rise by 29%.

Plenty still to come on Ten's Early News.

We're live to Canberra as the PM

dangles a carrot worth $2 billion.

And is the tkwhras half full or

half empty? The latest consumer confidence and more finance news

still to come. We'll see new a few moments.

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These are the headlines on Ten's Early News today:

Plenty of stick. Now comes the

carrot! The PM promises $2 billion

to sweeten his mining tax.

Heading home - as 150 Australian

soldiers return from their latest

foreign posting, the two diggers

killed in Afghanistan are given a sombre farewell.

Headlining sport today - South

Sydney hooker Isaac Luke has been

found guilty at the NRL judiciary

of a grade one dangerous contact

charge. Then in finance, consumer

sentiment plunges as concerns over

the European debt crisis and the

super profits tax take their toll.

Well, if Kevin Rudd has woken up

spoiling for a fight this morning,

he probably won't be disappointed.

Today he'll square up to mining

magnates Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest

over the new super profits tax

before leaving Perth for Queensland.

For more on the shenanigans in the

West, Amanda Hart joins us from

Canberra. Kevin Rudd was begin an

easy ride at the community Cabinet

forum last night but this morning

is likely to be a different story.

He's lucky to have escaped as

easily as he did. About 500 people

turned up to the community Cabinet

near Perth last night. Out of all

of those people, only two questions

were asked about the super profits

mining tax. Mr Rudd came armed with

an extra $400 million to his regional infrastructure fund,

topping it up to $6 billion. This

will be partly funded by the new

tax to try to sweeten voters in the

resource-rich State. But, Ron, will

it be enough to win over the mining

bosses? Well, it doesn't seem like

it will be enough to win over

Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest. Now, he's

been a vocal critic against this

tax. Yesterday, he was protesting

with miners over it. Last night, he

said that the tax, the consultation

process for the tax really was just

a charade and at the end of the day,

if the tax is introduced he will

end up paying less tax. Let's

listen to what he had to say. If

this tax comes in, we will hit a

ceiling and then after that, as

being a one-project company with an

inability to develop other projects,

our tax will start to dwindle down

as we follow our mine life down and

we'll pay a lot less tax. Mr Rudd

does say, though, that the 40% rate

is about right. Now, Amanda, what

happens when Kevin Rudd arrives in

Queensland later today? Will he get

the same sort of reception will?

Probably, Ron. There'll not be much

love there either I car say. He

will let to -- I dare say. He will

head to North Queensland to a

number of marginal seats that are

quite resource-dependent. He'll try

to plug the infrastructure fund no

doubt and explain elements of the

tax. The Opposition says it's

simply vote-buying. Amanda Hart in

Canberra. Thank you very much.

Colleagues of the two Australian

soldiers killed in Afghanistan have

held a sombre ceremony to salute

them. The memorial service for

Darren Smith and Jacob Moerland at

Tarin Kowt last night included a

moving message from Mr Smith's

young son. Their deaths

overshadowed the return of 150

soldiers to Brisbane interest East

Timor.

They served a vital role in

peacekeeping in East Timor but ask

any of these soldiers and, boy,

it's good to be home. How does it

feel to see your kids again?

Awesome, brother. These are what

it's all about. I love Australia,

brother. These are what it's all

about, hey? Just coming home to see

your family and loved ones makes it

all worth while. Hello! 130

soldiers from alpha company

returned home to Brisbane last

night. They joined the international stabilisation force

in East Timor in February last year.

Since then, they've been helping

maintain stability for the ongoing

development of East Timor. They

also delivered vital medical aid to

remote villages in Dili. Give me a

cuddle! No! Come here! Hello,

darling! How you going, mate? It's

good to see you. How you going?

Josh McLachlan is 21. Oh, it's

great. Really great to see mum and

dad and I just haven't seen them

for about five months now. Great to

see him. Yeah. It's a real... A

real thrill. This was Josh

McLachlan's first appointment and

his first experience overseas. He

served as a medic. This is the

start of their military career for

many of these young men and their

return is a moment of pride they'll

never forget. But as for Josh

McLachlan, even after serving his

country, some things stay the same.

Even though he's 21, he's still our,

our little boy or big boy, whatever

you like to call him. Cheers.

A veteran of the Kokoda track says

the NSW Premier could benefit from

the experience. Charlie Lyn's suggestion comes after Kristina

Keneally made light of the

challenge. Today, many are saying

her comments are way off track.

Barry O'Farrell believes walking

the Kokoda track shows he has the

strength to lead his State.

Absolutely I think I'm strong. I

don't reckon I would have

personally survived my Kokoda trek

if I didn't have something inside

me to keep me going. But Premier

Kristina Keneally has accused him

of using his trek for political

gain. He had some 70 porters to

carry his bags for him, Mr Speaker.

And that his effort wasn't

extraordinary. So did Miss

Australia. So, you know,

congratulations, Barry. The Miss

Australia is Caroline Pemberton,

who also happens to be an

experienced adventurer. That was

awesome! Four people died walking

the track last year and many Kokoda

adventure groups require serious

preparation and medical clearance.

We put people through a pretty

serious training regime that goes

for about 10 or 12 weeks depending

on where they live. We won't take

them if they're not up to it.

Charlie Lyn was airlifted from the

track a month ago after being

blinded by a parasite. It's

physically the toughest thing most

people do these days. If you

haven't trekked Kokoda, you don't

understand it. Kevin Rudd and Joe

Hockey walked Kokoda together and

Mr Lyn thinks the NSW Premier would

also benefit from the experience.

Around 200 people had to be

evacuated from a Melbourne

apartment building overnight after a ground-floor restaurant caught

fire. The fire started in the Rice

Bar in Carlton at around midnight.

Residents from the 14-storey

building spent almost an hour on

the street after rising smoke

filled their apartments. No-one was

injured but the damage bill is

estimated at around $20,000. And

commuters in Sydney's south-east

are being warned of more disruption

this morning after a major gas and

water main burst. Emergency

services were called to Todman

Avenue in Kensington at around 6

o'clock last night, initially

fearing the road would collapse.

Traffic had to be diverted around

the area and residents were asked

to stay indoors. We've kept all the to stay indoors. We've kept all the

residents in their houses. There's

no reason for them to evacuate.

They can still use their gas

cooking appliances. Crews have been

called in to excavate the road.

Traffic disruptions are expected to last throughout the morning.

St Kilda's decision to charter its

own flight to Perth for its match

against Fremantle has left Dockers

coach Mark Harvey furious and

claiming his opponents have

received preferential treatment from the AFL.

The AFL subsidised St Kilda's

chartered flight to Perth back in

Round 9 because of a lack of

available flights. The league did

the same for Geelong last week. But

with another trip west to meet

Fremantle on Sunday, the Saints

have decided to cough up and play

for their own plane, leaving the

Dockers coach less than impressed.

If we look at it for a couple of

clubs, let's look at the two

longest-travelling clubs. We love

Andrew helping us because he

discriminates and supports St Kilda

more than any other club! We're

going to get to Perth, get a plane

over and back and play a game of

footy. Let's see where it takes us.

Also on Harvey's radar - Stephen

Milne. The goal sneak lines up for

game 200 but the Dockers are out to

make sure the milestone is one to

forget. We've looked at some match-

ups we've used on him the last

times we've played St Kilda. You

can't beat or answer your critics. can't beat or answer your critics.

You can persist and have some

longevity in your career and keep

producing. That's the ultimate revenge, isn't it?

South Sydney hooker Isaac Luke will

miss one match after being found

guilty of dangerous contact with a

kicker. It took the panel just

seven minutes to find Luke guilty

after his collision with Johnathon

Thurston in the Rabbitohs' 32-4

victory over the Cowboys on Monday night.

Oh, just going to have to move on

now. They came up with a verdict.

It was guilty. So now I'm just

going to have to move on. Luke will

miss Sunday's all-important clash with Brisbane.

Tens of thousands of fans have

lined streets in Johannesburg to

get a glifpls the often World Cup

squad. The team received a mighty

reception as they headed through

the centre of the city ahead of

their opening game against Mexico tomorrow.

And the final touches were added to

Soccer City with the Black Eyed

Peas preparing to kick off the tournament.

More on finance now with Kath and

it's all about confidence. It seems

to be, at the moment, Ron. Consumer

confidence has plunged for a third

straight month thanks to the

planned super profits tax and planned super profits tax and

uncertainty surrounding the budget. uncertainty surrounding the budget.

The latest index is above the lows

of the GFC but is perplexing for

many analysts as the survey was

taken while the Reserve Bank was

kefpltd on hold. The demand for

home loans continues to slide, the

ninth decline in 10 months. A

leading forecasting believes our

economy will strengthen this year.

Access Economics says support will

come from the retail sector which

should see jobs growth.

Briefly in other business news now

- a US rail company is set to fork

out $334 million for the Darwin-to-

Adelaide rail link. Jetstar has

chosen Melbourne and Auckland as

its Singapore hundreds, first to

overseas destinations. The services

will start in December.

And women's wear retailer Noni B And women's wear retailer Noni B

has flagged its full-year net

profit will be between $3.4 million

and $3.8 million, up from $2.3 million last year.

Making news headlines around the

world, the 'Jakarta Post' says

visitor numbers to Internet cafes

have soared since sex videos of

Indonesian celebrities started circulating online. The 'Ireland

Independent' says a worker who

barked at a colleague who had

difficulties with his next-door

neighbour's dogs has lost an unfair

dismissal claim. And the 'New York

Post' reports on a super yacht

worthy of James Bond. The $25

million vessel comes complete with

bulletproof windows and a match metallic car.

Lots more still ahead. Never mind

clever clogs now it's brainy briefs.

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This program is captioned live. You're with Ten's Early News.

A minute's silence has been held to

remember the 12 people killed by a

gunman in the north-west of England.

Exactly a week since the massacre,

communities across Cumbria came

together to reflect on the lives of

those who died.

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In towns and villages that have

become familiar names for all the

wrong reasons, the community came

together to remember the terrible

events of a week ago today when,

with serial acts of madness, the

life they knew changed. In

Whitehaven, taxi drivers who worked

alongside killer and victims

stopped their trade. In villages

like Milham, they braved the rain,

alongside the beech at Seascale -

in all, eight simultaneous services,

each recalling friends lost to the gunman.

At 12 o'clock, the bells signalled a minute's silence.

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Then it was over and people

returned to lives that will, and

must, continue, but can never be quite the same again.

An Australian demonstrator arrested

during the Red Shirts protest in

Thailand is back in court today.

Conor Purcell from Perth is being

held in a Bangkok jail after being

refused bail. I will find out today

if a date has been set for his

trial. He's facing charges relating

to the violent protests as well as

breaking Thai immigration laws.

Five fishermen had to call for

emergency help when their boat

washed on to rocks earlier this

morning. The boat's motor died

shortly after the men left a boat

ramp in Sydney's south-east and

began to drift. The vessel crashed

on to rocks at a La Perouse beach

but no-one was injured. The boat remains stranded.

Cancer researchers in SA say you

should have a plate of potato salad

to cut the risk of developing the

disease. Barbecues may be an Aussie

way of life but lots of red meat is

thought to be an increased reason

behind -- a Major reason behind

increased rates of colorectal

cancer. Apparently the starch contained in cold cooked potatoes can cut the risk.

It's hardly barbie weather out

there today. It may be one of the

best starts of the seasons in the

Australian Alps.

Victoria's Alps have been

transformed into a winter

wonderland thanks to a cold front

sweeping the State. The slopes have

been given a fresh coating just in

time for the start of the ski season.

Right on cue. You couldn't have

asked for a better timing. This is

one of the best start I've seen for

a long time. The best falls were at

mount Hotham and Falls Creek. Even

Lake Mountain got 10Ccm. It's cold

enough for snow-making. And we

won't see the end of it soon. We

usually have a half a dozen or so

of these cold spells during a winter.

Now, Kathryn here's a story of

great interest. Scientists have

come up with cheeky new technology.

They're calling them brainy briefs.

These dacks might look normal but

they're packed with sensors to

measure your vital signs. They pick

up chemical changes in your sweat

and can release potentially life-

saving drugs. The US military is

funding the research to see if can

be used on the battlefield, unless

they're not going Commando, of

course! The sensors don't tell you

when to change your underwear,

though. You'll still have to rely

on your sense of smell.

Oh. The greater western Sydney AFL

franchise has scrambled to clarify

Israel Folau's immediate future

after speculation he might first

play rugby union. He takes on NSW

in Origin II on Wednesday where NSW

captain Kurt Gidley is dealing with

the disappointment of being benched.

Never before has an Origin team run

out without their captain but come

Wednesday night that's exactly what

NSW will do. Obviously disappointed

that I'm not starting the game. I

think every player likes to start

the game and be a part of that

first run or first tackle. Probably

hit home I guess when it's kick-off

and I'm not on the field. Bellamy

defending the move to bench kidly.

He's the best guy to lead us next

Wednesday night. He mightn't be

there for the first 20, 25 minutes.

Jarryd Hayne will be there for the

80 minutes. His exoneration at the

judiciary pushing Gidley out of the

starting line-up. He'll pull on the

number 1 jersey with anticipation

building ahead of his rematch with

Queensland fullback Billy Slater. I

don't know what will happen in a

week's time but, um, yeah, I'm sure

there's still some feeling there.

Slater's team-mates happy to fan

the fire. A few of the boys have

given him a bit about it. It's all

good fun I guess. At the end of the

day, come next Wednesday, all

Origin games are very physical. But

Billy's playing it down. Youse

would-for me to have another crack.

You know, it's a part of of the

game and those sort of things go on

in the game. It's probably just

because it's Jarryd Hayne and Billy

Slater that it's blown up.

The Socceroos have had a closed

training session ahead of Sunday

night's clash with Germany. Off the

pitch, the governing body has

continued its own pitch to host a

future World Cup, winning some new

friends at a local primary school

in the process.

If only every day was like this.

A whole community comes out to

celebrate.

The aceians are coming to town.

They're not sure who they are but

know they are going to help their

kids learn and that's enough for

them. Frank Lowy and sports

minister Kate Ellis copped a world-

class welcome from the small rural

community 1.5 hours from

Johannesburg. I don't remember

having such a welcome before. It

was quite a show. There was a local

dance and an African version of our

own hackneyed but recognisable

chant. Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi!

Oi! Oi! And all because of this.

The FFA is chipping in about

$160,000 which will buy 9,000 or so

of these lap desks so children can

learn more easily. We know that

across this continent there are

some 80 million children who do not

have access to a desk to do their

homework or to learn and that's

something that we're very happy to

help out with. And if a bit of that

charity helps convince some African

delegates to vote for the

Australian World Cup bids, then all

the better.

He's a cynic, isn't he?!

North Melbourne will celebrate 25

years since it pioneered Friday

night football when it hosts

Carlton under lights at Etihad

Stadium tomorrow. It's the

Kangaroos' only Friday-night match

this season and the coach says it's

a must-win. We find ourselves five

wins, six losses and, you know,

it's a superimportant game for us

to keep our season alive. The club

will also donate $1 of every person

who attends the match to the Royal Children's Hospital.

Briefly this morning, Lleyton

Hewitt has overcome a neck injury

to progress to the quarterfinals of

the Gerry Weber Open in Germany.

Rugby's new franchise the Melbourne

Rebels have signed internationals

Rodney Blake and Mark Gerrard for their inaugural season and New

Zealand has suffered a 2-0 defeat

at the hands of Chile in their World Cup warm-up match overnight.

Now more on finance news with Kath

and some potentially unsettling

news from Europe again. Yeah, it

doesn't sound good. The contagious

is potentially spreading with

Finland hit by the double-dip

recession. The country who's main -

- whose main export is Nokia mobile

phones, was hit hard by the

downturn in global trade. Shares in

Nokia have fallen to their lowest

level in 15 months amid market

rumours the company might issue a profit warning. Back home and Australia's

unemployment rate is expected to

hold steady today. Official data

out later is expected to show total

employment increased by 15,000 in

May, keeping the unemployment rate

steady at 5.4%. Economists warn a

better jobs market later in the

year could herald more interest rate rises.

Well, Macau's gambling boom is

continuing with gaming revenue

expected to rise by more than a

third this year. The incontrols is

attributed to a growing Asian

population with more disposable

income and punters failing to make

a dent at the tables can turn to

some of the more colourful locals for advice.

They can hem them by reading the

face and the prompts. The expo is

takes place in the former

Portuguese colony. We have

unemployment figures out today and

we'll have the wash-up enter them

tomorrow. We just got some news.

Back to our main story this morning.

Weaver just got these pictures from

Afghanistan of a tribute to the two

Australian soldiers killed by that

roadside bomb. Colleagues and mates

shed tears at the emotional

ceremony as the bodies of Darren

Smith and Jacob Moerland were

carried through the Tarin Kowt base.

A message from Sapper Moerland's 2-

year-old son, mason, was read out.

The bodies will be taken to a base

in Dubai for a second ceremony.

Those pictures to us.

-- just to it us.

Recapping our top stories this

morning, the Government promises WA

a $2 billion sweetener over the

controversial mining tax.

As 150 soldiers return to Brisbane

from their latest overseas posting,

two diggers killed in Afghanistan

are giving - given a sombre farewell.

And headlining sport today, the NRL

judiciary fines South Sydney hooker

Isaac Luke -- finds South Sydney

hooker Isaac Luke guilty of a

dangerous contact charge. I'll see

you for the news at nine o'clock.

Hope you have a great day. Bye bye.

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