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www.redbeemedia.com.au Red Bee Media Australia Supertext Captions by This program is captioned live. of Sydney's abandoned whale calf Tonight, the death sparks a new controversy. euthanased humanely, I thought it was going to be and that didn't happen.

Tallent shines through - a 36-year drought in track and field. our walking champ breaks high praise from the first patient. And new heart operation wins I might go back to the gym. I thought as soon as I'm fit again Good evening. I'm Ron Wilson. And I'm Deborah Knight. that's even offending adults. Also, the children's book a family fighting for survival. And a high-speed chase leaves But heading the 5:00 news, calf came to a tragic end today. the life of Sydney's orphaned whale injected the young mammal A veterinarian with an overdose of anaesthetic, as quickly as possible. intending to end its suffering A short time later it emerged was really a female. that the whale, known as Colin, No-one wanted it to come to this. Least of all the vets, to euthanase the baby humpback who were finally forced of searching for a better outcome. after five days been with Colin, So strong has the public's sympathy or as we know now, Collette, even as rangers were moving in, to stop the euthanasia. activists were seeking legal advice in the morning We did call the office letting them know we were putting an injunction in. Campaigners for Collette believe and Wildlife Service the National Parks breached a Commonwealth law in Australian waters. that states whales can't be killed It was too late. this morning went ahead, And vets who reassessed the humpback had deteriorated overnight claiming Collette's condition

and parasites were taking hold. to keep people away. Authorities went to great lengths by police and National Parks, An exclusion zone was enforced to the public. cutting half of this area off euthanased humanely Thought it was going to be and that didn't happen. was sedated and restrained, After the calf and euthanased there. it was towed to shore I was there and I have to say and dignified process it was a very peaceful, respectful though There were suggestions this afternoon

that up until yesterday of trying to feed the calf. rangers were still thinking whale was discovered off Victoria. This afternoon the carcass of another if it may be Collette's mother. DNA will be taken to see a post-mortem on the calf Taronga Zoo will conduct from that will ensure next time and hopefully the lessons learnt

has a better ending. Josh Murphy, Ten News. Australia's Jared Tallent has walked right into the record books,

at the Beijing Games. winning his second medal from the Olympic city, Ten reporter Max Futcher joins us

in the 50km walk - Max, Tallent's silver wasn't he pumped about that? in our sporting history. And it has earned him a special place

Yeah, hardly a dawdle, was it? the first to Australian He becomes in the 50km walk. to win a medal of any colour for walking. He's now got the bronze and silver

after Nathan Deeks got injured He's the guy who picked up the slack and didn't he do it in style? Walking his way to history. breaking from the pack Jared Tallent on second in the 50km event. to stake his claim COMMENTATOR: And Tallent's quest in Beijing has been successful. to go with his bronze. He gets the silver in the 50 Worthy of a kiss, in 100 years Tallent is the first Australian man at the one Olympics. to win two medals in athletics

Through tears of joy, in Ballarat Jared's family watched the race willing him forward with every step. to do as good as what he did No, did not expect him

or come second like that.

so he's really proven himself now. He's hasn't done many 50 kilometres, He's doing well.

a nail-biter in the water polo, At the Water Cube, only by a penalty shoot-out. the deadlock broken What a save!

have won the bronze medal. Over it goes, and Australia cooled by jumping in. The coach's jubilation But the smiles were harder to remove. A terrible wy to lose. It's a great way to win. I really feel for the Hungarians. missing before I've never cheered someone

but I definitely did yesterday. a comfortable win over China. For the Opals, The clock winds its way down for the Australian Opals. and a comprehensive victory hoping they can break the drought Our women's basketball team for gold in the final. and finally beat the US But in the hockey, for the Kookaburras. no back-to-back gold Spain holding the lead. The crowd are counting it down. out there. Despair for the Australians for bronze. They'll now play The Netherlands is a failure first and foremost. Failure to win the gold here And in the BMX cycling, for the Australian men... finals crashes 1, 2, 3. Graves and Stromburg. Oh no, Graves is over. ending hopes of a medal. ..and women, crashed in the 4 x 100 metre relay And incredibly, high-profile hopes dropped the baton as the US men's and women's teams and any chance of a medal. Eddy Meyer, Ten News. that failed in the relay. It wasn't just the US Several favourites crashed out a whole lot more controversy. and that seems to have created in their semifinal The Brits were also disqualified back in Athens four years ago. and they were the gold medallists

the more fancied teams are choking Some people are saying over here that the speedier Jamaicans. in the face of

Either way, it makes you wonder our grown men's sprint relay team. why we didn't send over Now Gay gets the baton in his hand. COMMENTATOR:

get the baton in his hand. Oh, no! He does not As the US team asked how they messed up,

were asking back in Australia our top sprinters in the first place? why we didn't have team there The fact that we weren't there to be in it to win it was tough. We've all got to be accountable. As athletes we're accountable. I'd like to ask the administrators why didn't we have a relay squad there? Particularly galling for Patrick Johnson and Matt Shirvington was the fact four other teams were also disqualified. Lowly-ranked Thailand making it through to the Olympic final.

Australia were ranked 16th in the world. But Athletics Australia did not send a team, believing they were not up to the required standard. We obviously prefer to have a big a team as possible from amongst all who qualify, but we have to respect the rights of the federations to who they nominated to us. John Coates leaving the ball in the court of Athletics Australia. This isn't about sour grapes. It's about our future and I think the future needs to be looked at clearly between the athletes and the federation. Let's work together. Matt Shirvington believes no sprinters at the Olympics sends a bad message for the sport. From the ages of about 15 to 18 where there's no Little Athletics and you go into senior athletics, football codes snatch those kids who can run fats and catch a footy. who can run fast and catch a footy. Neil Cordy, Ten News. And on the social scene, Stephanie Rice has been spotted partying the night away at a Beijing nightclub. And who'd blame her for celebrating? The word is as she has just signed a 2-year media deal for $800,000. So those three gold medals for Stephanie Rice. In other news, the IOC has called for an investigation into the gymnastics.

There's allegations that the Chinese had under-age children in the team.

The minimum age for a gymnast is 16 years old, but the allegation is that the Chinese had at least one athlete who was just 14 years old.

And finally, Sydney will have its own homecoming parade and reception for the Olympics. That will take place on Monday September 15.

Just before I go, let's look at the medal tally. We're doing OK. Thanks, Max. Max Futcher in Beijing. British-Australian sporting rivalry has never been more fierce than at the Olympics. Here, many have been stunned into silence by Great Britain's success, but in London the gloating is deafening. The hefty pile of British gold weighs heavily on Aussies living in London. I've been giving them heaps all week and now for them to be leading is just killing me. Sick of hearing about it? Oh, yeah. At work I've copped an absolute barrelful. I'm not going to slag them off while I'm in London. A bit dangerous? Just a bit. British sports journalist Richard Connelly says We've taken a real drubbing from the Aussies over recent Olympics, so when we look at the medal table and GB's ahead of Australia I think it's the first place to look and I think it brings a smile to the faces of all of us Brits. Much of Britain's Beijing blitz

has been put down to the team's massive injection of lottery funding. But this Olympics bill will be loose change compared to the next one. In the lead-up to hosting the Games on their home turf,

there'll be a lot more investment in the athletes and in London. Already construction of Olympic Park is under way, with an 80,000-seat stadium, aquatics centre, velodrome and basketball arena. The overall budget - around $20 billion. I'm hoping it will be a much bigger and spectacular event. I'm hoping that the committee have learned a lot from China. The end-of-Games handover ceremony will be celebrated in London with a concert here on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. And while our expats do love a good party, it'll be a brave Aussie battler than shows up to this one. There'll be no tea and sympathy, just thousands of Brits with a licence to gloat. I think our medal tally will be better in 2012. Australia, you have a lot of catching up to do. And four long years to do it. In London, Danielle Isdale, Ten News. And ahead in sport with Tim Webster, it's a bit tight at the top in the NRL. Yes, and don't the Sharks and Roosters know it.

And they face each other tonight - more on that shortly. Also, the good old days for the Dogs at Belmore, now there's a growing push to move back to the old kennel. Plus, more on our silver medal-winning walker

who's about walk down the aisle with a fellow walker.

Still to come, another of the big banks pledges to cut interest rates. Plus, Parliament recalled to push through the sale of the State's power assets. high praise from the first patient. And a new heart operation wins I thought as soon as I'm fit again I might go back to the gym. WOMAN: What do you think it takes to make people happy? Well, let's take the Olympic Games, for instance. Bingo! I mean, we all love it when an Aussie grabs gold at the Games. It's about being the best you can be. This program is captioned live. The Premier has recalled Parliament early to try and push through his controversial power sale plan. He now has just six days to lock up enough votes to win the battle. Morris Iemma met key supporters of his power plan this morning. With unions bitterly opposed, it was left to business. They support his move to recall Parliament next Thursday and Friday, a month early. It is now for the Parliament to act. That is the message for the Opposition. We need to act and act urgently

to secure NSW's future electricity supply. But to win on the floor of Parliament, he'll need the support of the Liberals. Barry O'Farrell won't commit, even though he supports privatisation in theory. I understand Morris Iemma's desperation. The only reason that there is any uncertainty about this issue is because Morris Iemma can't deliver his own party. For former premier Barry Unsworth

it's all about providing enough electricity. Work it out for yourselves -

do you want the lights to stay on or do you want them to go out?

So by this time next week, both houses of parliament will have voted on the proposal. of last minute Liberal support The Premier's confident of last-minute Liberal support but many within the Opposition are very tempted to humiliate Morris Iemma. And standing room only at Trades Hall as firefighters resolved unanimously to spend $500,000 campaigning against the Government unless they get a pay rise without fire station closures. Kevin Wilde, Ten News. There's new hope for elderly patients requiring life-saving heart surgery. In an Australian first, less invasive technology has successfully been used on a 92-year-old woman, who was up and walking in just a day. There's no better advertisement for this breakthrough in heart surgery than 92-year-old Kathleen Condon. I thought as soon as I'm fit again I might go back to the gym. There's no stopping you? Well, I hope not.

Just two days ago, Mrs Condon was the first Australian to have an aortic heart valve replaced without open-heart surgery. The operation was performed by Professor David Muller at St Vincent's Hospital. This is a big deal for us. This is a very a big leap in terms of what we can achieve for elderly patients. Key to the percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedure is a self-expanding device covered in a synthetic sheath. Placed in ice-cold water, it shrinks and is then loaded onto a catheter. It's then inserted into a major artery through the groin. Once the device reaches blood temperature, it expands, immediately unblocking the diseased aortic heart valve. I would expect that we will ultimately show this as good or to similar to a surgical valve and then we would start considering younger patients. In the past, patients like Mrs Condon were considered too risky for surgery because of their age and pre-existing medical conditions. Because the operation is less invasive than open-heart surgery,

patients are able to walk around within 24 hours and go home after three days. The new technology could be available across the country by year's end. Catherine Kennedy, Ten News. A dismal day was brightened up

by the colour yellow, with Daffodil Day volunteers busy trying to raise more than $9 million. 50% of men and 33% of women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer before age 85. The Cancer Council fundraiser is the biggest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere,

It's the best part of the day. The It's the best part of the day. The

southerly pushed icicles away and

has died down beat. Saturday will

be overcast with a few showers in

the middle of the day. 15 degrees.

Sunday is a good-looking derby with

increasing Sunshine and 17 degrees. Next, new images emerge from the scene of the Spanair disaster. And a high-speed pursuit leaves an innocent family fighting for survival. stop putting it off. A Pap test every two years could save your life.

Time to check the traffic now. The

Friday-night a free-for-all with

everyone making a run for the

suburbs. We're over the city and

what a fantastic shot towards the what a fantastic shot towards the

harbour bridge. It's not a

fantastic drive for motorists. You

can see the backlog all the way on

to the Western distributor and back

to Darling Harbour. They've been no to Darling Harbour. They've been no

accidents or breakdowns. It's heavy Friday-night traffic. A second major bank has committed to passing on any official interest rate cut next month. Just a day after the NAB said it would pass on a 0.25% cut, the ANZ has gone one better, committing to pass on any official rate cut in full. But the Opposition Leader says the banks don't deserve praise. It would be a joke if it wasn't so serious and so many families and businesses were relying on it. Westpac and the CBA are still refusing to commit to passing on any interest rate cut. With the latest finance news, here's Cindy Pismiris from BankWest. The Reserve Bank gave a fairly clear indication of a pending rate cut next month after the release of its minutes this week. We don't expect this to be the start of an aggressive easing cycle but more likely the first of two or three cuts until inflation readings fall back to their comfort zone. Stocks and commodity markets both experienced rollercoaster rides as higher oil prices boosted energy stocks, but credit worries saw financials struggle. To today's markets - the All Ords gained 60 points today, but ended the week 26 points lower. Yesterday's restructuring plans saw renewed confidence in Babcock & Brown. Australian Worldwide Exploration jumped after reporting a net profit of $264 million. ANZ rose despite a review which found management weaknesses in its securities lending division. To our currencies: See you then. Next week, we'll be watching private sector credit numbers on Friday. See you then. DNA tests are being used to identify the badly burned victims of the Spanish plane crash. Only 19 of the 172 people on board survived, including three children, who were dragged to safety screaming for their parents. A frantic race towards the flames - an amateur cameraman began rolling just after Spanair Flight 5022 dropped from the sky - its shattered pieces strewn across a blackened crater carved on impact. Of 172 on board, 153 were killed, 19 of them children - their relatives left to identify their remains and make sense of their loss. They grapple with both grief and anger. "From the company, we don't get any information," this woman says. "I lost two sisters and a little baby, a one-year-old." Spanair has few answers, except to explain the plane aborted its first take-off due to a technical fault, before its second deadly attempt. The heating problem was treated and corrected by Spanair maintenance personnel. The airline is accused of having a culture of cutbacks, with staff planning to strike hours before the crash. While investigators try to piece together what went wrong, 19 survivors are being treated in hospital. This rescuer dragged a young boy out crying, "Where's my daddy?" But among so many stories of heartbreak is one of pure luck. (Speaks Spanish)

Three minutes late for check-in, this man missed the flight - a flight that's left the world in shock and a nation in mourning. Danielle Isdale, Ten News.

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain has been accused of being out of touch with average voters. The Arizona senator was asked about his property portfolio by a journalist from a political website. The answer came back as four but records show it's in fact seven, worth an estimated $13 million. An American woman has saved her children from their burning vehicle. A motorbike being chased by police crashed and slid under the family 4-wheel drive. A camera on the dashboard of a police car shows an officer pulling the driver out while the female passenger grabbed the two children. She carried them to the side of the road

before the vehicle burst into flames. The injured bike rider ran off but was caught by police a short time later. He told the officers it was his "own video game adventure". Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter is back in Britain after a bizarre tour around Asia. The convicted child molester was deported from Vietnam to Bangkok

three days ago. The '70s glam rocker refused to board his connecting flight to London

and headed to Hong Kong. The Chinese didn't want a bar of him and sent him back to Thailand, where he was put on a plane to Heathrow.

The 64-year-old spent 27 months in a Vietnamese prison for sexually abusing two girls. Aussie know-how outsmarts Olympic cheats - details after the break. Also, the children's book with language that would make most adults blush. And young women dish out swift punishment to a cross-dressing flasher. Threw boiling hot water on his face and his chest and he said, "Ooh, yeah" The $2 Jackpot Lottery has jackpotted to a record: (POP MUSIC PLAYS, CHATTERING) Wow! You ought to buy yourself a lottery ticket. RADIO: Coming up to 7:30am... (ALL SPEAK AT ONCE) Have you tried the new McAmerica Bagel? With a lightly toasted bagel, rasher bacon and spicy ketchup, it's a great way to start the day. MAN: Pass the ball to each other. MAN: Don't stand still. Let's go. (PEOPLE CHATTER AND SHOUT) (CHEERFUL MUSIC) MAN: Through the Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Community Grants, we received $2,000 to buy new sets of goals.

Ohh! They'll be here next week, thankfully. To help kids be active and healthy, Woolworths awards funding to local community groups across Australia. This program is captioned live.

Tonight's major stories - the thumbs up for a new heart procedure from the first Australian patient. 92-year-old Kathleen Condon has had an aortic heart valve replaced without open-heart surgery. It's now done with keyhole surgery, Kathleen is aching to get back to the gym. Also, Australia's Jared Tallent adds silver to his bronze in the walking.

There were tears of joy back in his home town of Ballarat, Jared's family expressing surprise he did so well.

And the life of Sydney's orphaned whale calf comes to a tragic end. A veterinarian injected the young mammal with an overdose of anaesthetic, ending its suffering. A short time later it emerged that the whale, known as Colin, was really a female. As the most drug-tested Olympics draw to an end, Australian scientists are working on their next strategy for catching cheats. Their focus is not on drugs but athletes boosting their performance with blood and genes which are much harder to trace. Amid the flurry of Olympic records, one's been set nowhere near the competition venues. That's the 4,500 drug tests of athletes - the highest of any Games. Leading the field, a non-drug doping test invented by Australian scientists.

If we can detect 10% of cells which don't belong to an athlete - must belong to somebody else - the inference is they've had a blood transfusion.

Transfusions are used to bolster an athlete's oxygen-carrying capacity just before competition. Soup up the tank using blood or a hormone to stimulate the blood and perform better in endurance activities. This is a D-negative person's that's spiked with D-positive blood.

The test has caught a handful of Olympians but others are already trying another method to avoid detection, using a transfusion of their own blood. They store their blood and they reinfuse it when they need it. But the movement into even more experimental fields is proving tricky. There's already speculation that people are trying to use genes to cheat - so-called gene cheats. While Scientists are looking to gene therapy for potential cures for diseases like Alzheimer's and even cancer, are looking to experiment sports cheats without knowing the side effects. to enhance muscle performance.

Some of the genes might be used to reduce pain in long-distance competition. Genes can be administered into the bloodstream, muscle or even an organ and right now are impossible to detect. But the scientists are confident that won't be for long. Just be ready because one day we'll be able to catch the cheats. Amber Muir, Ten News.

If you promise to grey and gloomy

day. Helen Porter and that day from

Tasmania? Southerly winds with

icicles. 20 mm was the best all

this falling two years. 12 degrees

and that's the coldest day in 12 years. Parents have been shocked by the contents of a book which has won a top children's literature award and could end up in schools. 'Requiem for a Beast' includes bad language and images of suicide and is already in public libraries. "Dangerously beautiful," "a feast for the mind, eyes and ears," say critics. A story of a boy's experiences in the Australian outback, mixed with indigenous Dreamtime. And we quote: "The kid was kicking by then, really frightened. "Jesus Christ, he even p----- himself, "you f------ dirty little animal." Despite the rich and colourful prose, 'Requiem for a Beast' has just been awarded the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year. "Whatever you do, you ---ard, "don't f----- kick me, just don't f------ kick me." These mums won't be putting it on their kids' bookshelves... Definitely not.

I wouldn't let my boys read it, no. It's a very confronting book. ..while school principals will have the final say on 'Requiem for a Beast' appearing in their libraries.

That upper primary school age will actually be attracted by the bad language in it and be attracted just for that - and I think that's a shame.

The Book Council says,

despite the book's dark images and bad language, it was: The Children's Book Council award and plenty of critical acclaim tells author Matt Ottley he's onto a writing winner here, and a good deal of controversy thrown in also equals plenty of sales so he's a winner again. 'Requiem for a Beast' is available in the 12 years and over children's section of most bookshops. Tim Collits, Ten News. A flasher who threatened a barista in a bikini has ended up in hot water. The coffee makers at Java Girls were terrified when a man dressed in women's underwear exposed himself twice at the cafe's drive-through window. When he came back a third time, one of the baristas took action - throwing a cup of boiling water on him. Kylie opened the door and threw boiling hot water on his face and his chest and he said, "Ooh, yeah." Police are yet to catch the flasher. He'd covered his face and licence plates with women's underwear. Sport now with Tim, and silver is glistening for Australia. Yes, another amazing story behind our latest silver medal. Won by a walker called Tallent, he's rewritten our athletics history books in the process, but wait to till you hear about the sequel. Also, more than just nostalgia. Could it be back to Belmore for the Bulldogs? WOMAN: What do you think it takes to make people happy? Well, let's take the Olympic Games, for instance. I think people love to see someone giving it their all. So it's about striving for that highest level? It's about being the best you can be. VOICEOVER: Let's give it our best. This program is captioned live. As you may have seen earlier, Australia added just the one medal to our Olympic tally. Ian Cohen joins us from Beijing and this was yet another very special silver? Yes, thanks very much and good evening. Jarred Tallent's silver in the 50km walk, added to the bronze in the 20km walk, means he's the first Australian in a very long time to claim two Olympics athletics medals at the same Olympiad. Of course, you've got to go all the way back to 1900,

when Stan Roley did it. He grabbed three bronze medals at that Olympics. And on the women's side, it was Raelene Boyle in 1972 who grabbed medals in the 100m and 200m. But this is how that man Tallent did it this afternoon. His Olympic journey almost complete, Jared Tallent could afford a moment of indulgence. He entered the Bird's Nest a clear second - the silver medal was his. COMMENTATOR: And Tallent's quest in Beijing has been successful. Our BMX campaign hit the skids, Nicole Callisto and Jared Graves both crashing out in the final. Better news in water polo. She's on! Rebecca Rippon! It's in! With eight seconds left, the Aussies levelled the scores. Extra time couldn't split them. In penalty shoot-outs, this save from Stingers goalkeeper Emma Knox did. Over it goes - and Australia have won the bronze medal. The Hungarians were shattered poolside, as the Australians and their coach celebrated their bronze medal. Despite a 2-0 lead early in the second half... That is fantastic by Australia. ..bronze is now the best the Kookaburras can hope for as well. And again it's gone in. Spain levelled their semifinal with back-to-back goals, then sent the tournament favourites out of gold medal contention.

He's put it away! No Penny Taylor for the Opals - her ankle injury kept her on the sidelines. It didn't matter. Long ball in, Sommerton. The Opals crushed China in their semifinal, setting up a gold medal stoush with the USA tomorrow. Paul Cochrane, Ten News. And Jarred Tallent was of course over the moon after his silver medal. And amazingly, his fiancee Claire, who's also a walker here in Beijing - she competed in the 20km women's event - the two of them are going to get married a bit later in the year - and can you believe it,

they're getting married in Walkerville, an Adelaide suburb. But they were very, very happy with the two medals. I'm just ecstatic, over the moon. Like, I can't believe it. I never thought I'd stand up on the podium twice at the Olympic Games. Coming to Beijing, my expectations were just to finish top eight in both. And it's a dream come true. I've had so much support - and I've got to thank a lot of people - to get to where I have. And it's going to be pretty special tonight to be there at the stadium in front of all those people. The women's water polo, they also medalled as well. And, of course, there match was against Hungary. They managed to grab the bronze there. And while they might be skipping now, the play-off was certainly a pressure cooker, a penalty shoot-out to secure that medal. The coach actually jumped into the pool after the match, but everyone was admitting it was a nervous time before they managed to win the shoot-out with the Hungarians. It was a great way to win, terrible way to lose, and I really feel for the Hungarians, because I personally don't believe that anyone should be put in that situation where a penalty shoot-out costs you a bronze medal. I never cheered someone missing before, but I definitely did yesterday. Em just stood up at the right time and I think it was awesome. I knew that it was going to be a tough game. They've got big shooters, and I was lucky that the girls did a couple of crucial blocks at times, because they saved my butt as well, and I was lucky at the end there - just put my hand at the right place at the right time. The Kookaburras, our men's Olympic hockey team, well, their title defence is over after losing 3-2 to Spain. despite the fact they were leading 2-0 into the second half. They're very disappointed. Obviously some grieving overnight and there will be some in the early parts of today. is a failure first and foremost - I think failure to win the gold here is a failure first and fore and to accept that - but also recognise that winning bronze is an important milestone for this team. Back to the athletics track, and in the 4 X 100m men's relay,

six of the teams have been disqualified. So now questions are being asked in the 4 X 100m. as to why we don't have a team here Our men did qualify, but their names weren't put up by Athletics Australia. As far as the AOC is concerned, well, they're deflecting the blame. We'd obviously prefer to have

as big a team as possible from amongst all those who qualified, but we absolutely respect the right of the national federations to determine who they nominate to us. Our women are flying the flag for basketball. And they take on the mighty USA. But the big question is all about Penny Taylor. I'll definitely be there. There's no doubt about that and looking forward to it. It's feeling great today. 100% better than yesterday. Hopefully tomorrow Hopefully to it'll be the same again.

If you wanna buy watch come and see

me. I'll give you a very good price. It's a crucial night for the Sydney Roosters when they take on Cronulla at Toyota Stadium. A win virtually seals them a place in the top four, but a loss will open the door for the Chasers. If they lose to the Sharks and Brisbane roll the Titans, suddenly the Roosters may not be able to order a home final. We have got a buffer there but we certainly don't want to go out and relax ourselves just in the hope that we come forth. We want to go out there and cement a spot. On the upside, the Roosters are happy for Melbourne to be anointed premiership certainties. If everyone's going to focus on Melbourne it probably puts more pressure on them. And it is a little bit on everyone else. But I think it's obvious that they are the benchmark and they are ahead of everyone. And there's renewed talk tonight the Bulldogs are stepping up efforts to return to their former home Belmore Sports Ground. It's one of several alternate venues being looked at by the club to host occasional games away from ANZ Stadium. I don't think a week goes past where you don't here someone saying, "I wish the Bulldogs would come back to Belmore, "back to their natural home." So there is strong support in our community. The Bulldog boss denied his club has already approached the State Government seeking financial assistance. Adam Hawse, Ten News. Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says Saturday's Tri-Nations clash with South Africa shapes as the ultimate test for his team. The tourists have been boosted by the return of Rocky Elsom and James Horwill - both back from foot injuries, while league convert Timana Tahu gets his second Test cap from the bench. This is a place you come to test yourself.

And we know that we'll be tested. Seriously tested on the weekend. But we hope to do some testing of our own. The Aussies must nail at least one win out of their two games against the Springboks to keep their Tri-Nations title hopes alive. Premiership-winning Sydney Swans defender Leo Barry has expressed a desire to continue on at the club

despite coming off contract at the end of the year. The Swans usher in youngsters Kieran Jack and Patrick Veszpremi for Saturday night's clash against Collingwood. But Barry says he hasn't planned beyond next year. When you get over my age, it's just year-on-year, I think. Unfortunately, I don't get any extra ones on ball. Favourite son, but I didn't know how that works. Sydney have lost their past five games against the Pies.

Can the Swans end that losing streak against Collingwood? You'll get the chance see with the game here on Ten from 7:00pm tomorrow night. To the tips, and Michael Sullivan's selections for Warwick Farm tomorrow: That's it for now. Later in Sports Tonight - Beijing highlights and reaction. And a big night for footy, of course.

A few hiccups on the referee.

Everyone trying to leave Sydney.

That's peak-hour traffic on the

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green. Who's out contender for the

Environment Awards? Mary than cease

public school have called in the

copse. This is one of the best pass

of all. They've a carbon reduction

scheme. The kids are on the beat

turning off lights and other

appliances. Students are taught

energy conservation and have

established a 27 solar panels and a

leading the way in environmentally

leadership. They've also turned a

crack to Beecham and airier into a

Japanese garden and planted

vegetable patches. They're nominees

for the Environment Awards. We've

had plenty of nominations. There's

$2,000 every month up for grabs. I

don't care how cold it was a. There

was 12 degrees. I'd still not trade

it from Monday. It's a fabulous

Friday. 21 mm to Campbeltown. The

catchment unfortunately missed out. catchment unfortunately missed out.

It'll be chilly again tomorrow.

Overcast with the lunchtime showers.

Blue-sky on Sunday. 17 to 18

degrees. A low Port Macquarie. The

surfing Festival has been running

for two weeks. When they say it's a

festival they mean it. Go and see a

movie, and eat the food and watch

the surfing. 11 at surfing titles

will be decided at Port Macquarie

on the weekend. Loud

Loud blanketing based in New South

Wales and Victoria. Isolated storms,

Alpine snow and showers. Winds will Alpine snow and showers. Winds will

ease and showers Clear over the

south-east in land. Some at showers

about the coastline of Victoria and

a western Tasmania. Snow showers

for New South Wales and the

Victorian Alps. Light showers for Victorian Alps. Light showers for

South Australia, Victoria and Weston struck South Australia, Victoria and

Weston struck Tasmanian coast line. Tomorrow

Tomorrow will go beyond 12 degrees

to a tropical 15 degrees. At

lunchtime showers and overcast

conditions. Sunday 17 degrees.

Monday and Tuesday looking fine at this this stage.

Visually the weekend.

That's Ten News for now. I'm Ron Wilson. And I'm Deborah Knight. Thanks for your company. Stay with us. Goodnight. Supertext captions by Red Bee Media Australia. www.redbeemedia.com.au ( BELL RINGING ) D-OHH! ( SCREAMS ) MAN: IT'S CHANNEL SIX ACTION NEWS. AH, ACTION NEWS, THE LAST PLACE AN IMPRESSIONABLE KID CAN GO FOR TV VIOLENCE.