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Hello and welcome to Ten News.

Today, rescue teams are searching

for a woman swept away by flood

waters in the Central West of NSW.

It comes as Australia's east and

south coasts are lashed by heavy

rain and strong winds.

Compulsory brain tests for all

young drivers. We talk to the

plan. neuroscientist behind the radical

And Dale Begg Smith heads

Australia's hopes on day three of

the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

But first this morning, a woman is

missing after being swept away in

flood waters in the Central West of

NSW. It's believed the woman and

her husband were attempting to

drive across a swollen creek near

Bathurst when their four-wheel

drive was caught in a strong

current. It follows days of rain

around the eastern coasts of

Australia. Melbourne copped the

brunt of it, again, overnight

lashed by strong winds that brought

down trees on to powerlines, roads and cars.

Gaugeing from the damage, the winds

were at times unforgiving. The

owner of this crushed car

recounting how close he came to

being behind the wheel. I heard a

big bang. I thought it was a storm

pulling down the roof. I came

outside, and as soon as I came out,

a big tree fell on my car. And that

was like a shock. I could have

ended up in hospital or something.

Gusts of up to 72km/h thrashed the

city overnight bringing trees down

on power lines, roads and homes. We

actually do anticipate quite a lot

of storm damage. We got another

severe weather warning only about

an hour ago, so we are expecting a

few more callouts. It comes days

after CBD streets became swimming

pools during electrical storms

which brought torrential rain. More

flash flooding is expected today

with the Gippsland area expected to

receive up to 100mm of rain.

And NSW and the ACT have had days

of heavy rain as well. We'll find

out how long this extreme weather

will last later in the morning news

when we talk to Tom Saunders from

the Weather Channel.

Federal Environment Minister Peter

Garrett is under fire again. This

time for shunning a roof insulation

meeting to go bush. Our reporter

joins us live with the latest

details from Canberra. What is the

minister doing today? Well, what

the Opposition says the minister

should be doing is attending a

meeting here in Canberra between

electricians and safety boards and

unions to discuss the botched foil

insulation program. Now, instead,

what he'll be doing is going walk

about in cough's harbour to look at

and -- Coff's Harbour to look at

and document different animals. It

is an interesting call for the

minister. Last week, he was plagued

by numerous calls for his

resignation over allegations he

knew of safety risks about this

program. Now, his office says that

he was never planning to attend the

meeting because it was not a

decision-making meeting. And on to

another big issue, the Health

Minister has been quick to attack

the Opposition's plan to put local

boards in charge of some public hospitals? Yes, that's right.

What's happened so far is that

Nicola Roxon says that the policy

which only applies to hospitals in

NSW and Queensland is too light on

detail. It's not a proposal that

has any more doctors or any more

really nurses. And to me, it looks like

really Mr Abbott is playing in

little athletics, when he needs to

be in the Olympics. This is a

serious problem, where really we've

only got the tiny idea that's been

floated. That's right. But the

Opposition says that the Government

is not doing too well. It was

supposed to release a draft plan

last year about a Federal

Government takeover of the State's

hospitals. But that hasn't happened.

It was supposed to be implemented

this year, but we can only guess

see that. how long we'll be waiting before we

Absolutely. Thank you for the

Canberra. update joining us live there from

Network Seven has retracted its

claim a former parliamentary

waitress had a sexual relationship

with SA Premier Mike Rann. The

apology was aired on the Sunday

Night Program. Neither the

Premier's friendship with Michelle

Chantelois nor the subject matter

of the story have any bearing on

the Premier's role as Premier.

Last November, Michelle Chantelois

told the same program she had an

affair with the Premier. A claim he

has vigorously denied. Seven will

also pay the Premier's court costs.

A masked gunman terrorising small

business owners in Adelaide's

northern suburbs has struck for the

ninth time in three weeks. Our

reporter is there.

The armed robber chose this pizza

store as his ninth target in

Adelaide's northern suburbs. His

usual method of terrorising staff

with a semi-automatic shotgun this

time earned him cash and personal

belongings. The victim didn't get a

good description of the man

believed to be in his 30s, other

than he was again wearing gloves

and full-length overalls. During

the past three weeks, this thief

has picked what police have

described as soft targets.

Supermarkets, bottle shops, service

stations and chemists. Police have

cut together a specific team to

hunt down the bandit and help other

business owners in the area to prepare themselves. If anyone comes

into contact with this male at any

stage, comply with what his

directions are. Don't take matters

into your own hands, and do what he

says. Police are appealing to

residents in the northern suburbs

to keep alert for a greyish Ford

Sedan. It will have a smashed

passenger window on the weekend.

One grocery store owner decide

today try to fight back by throwing

an item at the car as he sped off.

A leading neuroscientist wants all

young drivers to undergo compulsory

brain tests before being handed a

licence. Dr John Reid from Monash

University says the maturity exams

will curb P-plate fatalities, and

Dr Reid joins us live now from the

Melbourne Newsroom. Good morning

and thank you for your time this

morning. Good morning. The problem

is... How do you believe these

tests will help to save lives? Well,

the problem is that young people

somewhere between the age of 17 or

25, is when their brains mature.

Now, if their brains are immature,

Now, if their brains are immature,

as quite a lot of young drivers are,

they are not capable of making the

same consequential judgments. Then

can't think through the likely

outcome of their behaviours as

readily as a mature brain can. So,

doctor, there's been a lot of

criticism from driver trainers

saying that the tests are

completely unworkable and unelse in.

What is your response to that? Well,

they're neither unnecessary, nor

unworkable. The tests, there are

two sorts of tests. There's a

machine called the difusion imaging

machine which is able to test

whether the brain is fullly mature.

But that would not be feasible as a

machine to use for all young

drivers. What we need to do is to

or less like develop a screen-based test, more

There would be conditions imposed

on the licence, not being able to

drive with a lot of passengers,

particularly same-age passengers

and not driving late at night.

Thank you for joining us this

morning, Dr John Reid in Melbourne.

A Sydney woman will undergo more

surgery today after she was

attacked by a shark in the

Whitsunday's. Paddy Turnbull says Whitsunday's. Paddy Turnbull says

she kicked and punched the two-

metre shark as it clamped its jaws around her.

From her hospital bed, wounded and

awaiting more surgery, but Paddy

Turnbull is a woman with every

reason to smile. I'm on a high. I'm

alive. She was swimming off Dent

Island on Saturday when a reef

shark attacked. The most all mighty

and huge tug at me, and I knew

immediately what it was. I turned

around and I saw this huge shark.

The 60-year-old mother of five

face-to-face with a two-metre

monster. His nose was so hard, I

could see the teeth glaring. She

knew she was in for the fight of

her life. I mean, I started

punching it on the nose. I punching,

punching, punching, and then it got

me under the water. But not much,

because I started kicking at its

neck. We had a bit of a tug of war,

and I know part of my body was

ripped off at that time. It's only

the second shark attack in the area

in 13 years, but still, resort

manager Jason Johnstone knew what

to do. He heard her screams and went

went to her rescue. What Jason did,

and he had done a paramedic's

course, saved my life. She was

taken to McKay Hospital with deep

wounds to her buttocks and legs. We

were staggered when we saw the size

of the wound that she was in such

good condition. She lost a lot of

blood in the attack and is set to

undergo more surgery.

Prince Andrew talks about his

failed marriage, his excessive

spending and the love advice he

gives his nephews. We'll have that

candid interview, next.

And the battle of the oranges. The

Italian town reinacting Live

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Afghan civilians have been killed

in a misguided rocket attack by

British and US forces during a

massive offensive on the former

Taliban strong holds. Despite the

deaths, military commanders say

they are achieving their initial objective.

This is the Taliban flag. Here,

British soldiers are navigating a

treacherous path during Taliban

territory. The Ministry of Defence

has announced that another British

soldier has died, though not in

this operation. He's from Six

Rifele Serving as part of the Three

Rifele battle group. Back home, the

family and friends are mourning his

death. The 25-year-old had been in

the army for nine years. His

vehicle was struck by an IED. The

operation's focus is two areas in

central Helmand, not previously

held by NATO forces. British and

Afghan soldiers have con sent

traited on these areas. US marines

with Afghan soldiers are in Marjah

further south. It appear that is

Moshtarak is two different

operations. While the British areas

are in the consolidation phase,

they found IED and held local

meetings. The Americans are very

much involved in a fire fight.

Especially in north eastern Marjah.

US and Afghan troops have been

under fire from Taliban. This area

was central to Taliban logistics

and poppy smuggling. The side wall

there. They could be trying to draw

our attention to that side. The

intention is to hold this area and

move in Afghan Government and

police. But first, they must clear

the way. We are surprised by the

amount of IEDs. There is no

shortage of IEDs. Photographers

were the first images to emerge

today showing US marines involved

in fighting. After began soldiers

working with them had raised their

flag working at a building to show

the progress of the offensive. The

Bravo company were then attacked,

under fire from all sides. The

American captain compared the

intensity of the fighting to the

battle for Fallujah in Iraq where

hundreds died. Soldiers were

obviously apprehensive before this

began. You sit down and you think,

man, I'm kind of worried. But when

you sum up all of your worry, you

see that the positive aspects

outweigh the fears. One aim was to

minimise civilian casualties. A

perhaps blaited understanding that

you can't win over the population

if you kill their relatives and

damage their property. Today, the

overall American commander

apologised to the Afghan President.

12 civilians were killed when two

rockets missed their target today.

The rocket system involved has been

suspended while a review takes

place. On the British side, though,

it's said to be remarkably quiet.

This operation is about winning

over the local population, so the

Taliban can't return. Commanders

say so far, local reaction has been

positive with people pointing out

in some cases where IEDs have been

left. Still, low numbers of Taliban

deaths beg the question - how soon

before insurgent attacks on the British begin?

Immigrant gangs have gone on the

rampage in the Italian city of

Milan burning cars and smashing

shop windows. The trouble began

when an Egyptian immigrant was

stabbed to death of a an argument

with a Peruvian immigrant. Gangs of

north Africans then clashed with

South Americans in the slum area of

the city. The police tried to block

off the street as the battle

continued over several hours. Local

authorities say there could be more

trouble in the city this week.

Prince Andrew turns 50 this week,

and to mark the milestone, he's

given a number of candid interviews.

The Queen's second son discusss

everything from his marriage

breakdown to the controversy

surrounding his expensive travel bills.

Prince Andrew has played many roles

in his 50 years. The Queen's second

son has been a soldier, a groom, an

ex-husband and still, a doting

single dad. The Duke of York has

revealed he's still great friends

with his former wife, Fergie,

though he hopes his nephews,

William and Harry, will have better

luck in love and avoid past

mistakes of failed marriages among

the Royals. The tabloid nickname of

Air Miles Andy doesn't bother him.

He's defended his use of private

jets. I'm not doing this, as it

were, for my own good. I'm not

getting any return for this. As a

trade representative, the prince

has racked up more than $2.5

million in travel bills in the past

three years. It's not extravagant,

I don't believe. It's not

unreasonable if you are trying to

max mietz the time that we have, or

I have - maximise the time that we

have or I have, to be able to do

what I do for business and also

society in the UK. Like his mother,

retirement will never really be an

option. I, for one, think that the

Royal Family is relevant. I think

it is relevant probably more so in

the 21st century than we really

either want to or realise. And

worth it? Worth the money we spend

on it? Yes, I do. I mean, really,

at the end of the day, actually,

what you spend on the individuals

is minute Still, it will be skrit

inised closer than ever when the

Government renegotiates the Royal

Budget later this year.

Prolific British author, Dick

Francis, a former jockey, whose

thrillers topped the best-selling

books has died at the age of 89. He

died at his Caribbean home. He

based his novels on the horse

racing industry. Recently, he co-

authored books with his son, Felix,

such as 'Even Money' and

'Crossfire' will be published in

August this year. As a jockey, he

won more than 350 races and was the

UK's champion jockey in the 1953/54 season.

Hundreds of people have gathered in

northern Italy for the annual

battle of the oranges. Revellers

throw the fruits at each other, re-

enacting a legend from the 12th century. It's believed a woman

rejected the advances of the town's

evil lord, cutting off his head and

setting the town free from his

tyranny. The oranges apparently

represent his head. Every year, 500

tonnes of oranges are shipped in

for the event.

There's a changing of the guard in

Afghanistan. Our long-serving

troops are coming home and being

replaced with a new contingent.

We'll cross to the battle zone, next.

And how to get your 15 minutes of

fame? We look at the life of a reality television star.

Scratchies winner story.

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Five Sydney men will be sentenced

over a planned jihad or holy war in

Australia. The group face a maximum penalty of life in prison. penalty of life in prison. Security

is tight here at Parramatta for the

sentencing of the five men, aged

between 25 and 45. In fact, a high security court was developed for

the case. In October last year, the

group from south-west Sydney was

found guilty of conspiring to

commit Terrorism Acts. It was

Australia's longest terrorism trial

and lasted ten months. 97 semi-

trailor loads of evidence was given

and statements taken from over

2,000 people. Prosecutors say that

the men intended to kill and still

hold extremist views and pose a

threat to the public if released.

Last year when the verdict was

handed down, supporters clashed

with the media. In 2005, the men

were are-ed. Police spent five

months collecting evidence

including a stockpile of explosive

chemicals, ammunition and fire arms.

Prosecutors say that the men

intended to punish Australia for

sending troops to fight in Iraq and

Afghanistan. The men face a maximum

sentence of life in prison.

It is the end of the line for

Australia's commanding officer and

his troops in Afghanistan. Their

tours have ended and they're all

being replaced. Lieutenant Colonel

Andrew Hocking joins us now by

Skype Video Calling. Both of you

and your battle group are ending

your tours of duty. What difference

do you think you've made there? My

battle group has made a huge

contribution to the people of

Afghanistan. Not only have we

provided safe and secure elections

last year, but we've also worked

with the Afghan national army to with the Afghan national army to

expand security into the valley and

to bring development to the people

and improve their lives in the

valley. But I think most

importantly, what my battle group

has done is it's trained and

mentored and developed the Afghan

National Army so that it can not

only contribute to providing those

conditions for the people of

Afghanistan today, but can also

provide security to improve the

lives of the Afghan people well

into the future. That's something

we're very proud of. So, how are

all the newly-arrived soldiers

settling in? Do they have much to

learn? With the complexities of

Afghanistan, there's always a lot

to learn. Not only for them, but

also for my soldiers who have been

here for eight months. They're

still learning things every day. I

guess, the important thing is that

the force that's coming in behind

me, the mentoring taskforce has had

about 12 months of intense training.

We're also now working very closely,

my soldiers and their soldiers

together, to hand over information.

And many of the soldiers in

mentoring Task One have been to

Afghanistan before. I guess one of

the great things about that is that

those soldiers are now going to

areas where they had to fight hard

to secure and improve issues, and

in those same areas, the Government

of Afghanistan is now bringing

health and education to the people

in those areas. Now, the chief of

the Defence Force said last week

that the confidence was there that

the tide was turning in Afghanistan.

Is that what you're experiencing?

Absolutely. Counterinsurgencys take

time, as too does building an army.

It takes time and it takes patience

and that is what we're doing here.

There were places that were

insecure last year that are now

secure. And finally, as you leave

Afghanistan, do you have a message

for the men and women you have

served with? Yeah, my main message

to my soldiers is one of sincere

thanks and deep gratitude. My

soldiers everyday put their lives

on the line for me. They put their

lives on the line for the people of

Australia and the people of

Afghanistan. And I know myself,

Australians and Afghans, will

forever be in debt for that. We

will never fully be able to repay that debt.

Thank you for your time Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Hocking.

The coalition has taken a bold step

to challenge the Prime Minister's

credibility on health announcing a

plan to shift control of hospitals

from the States to local from the States to local

communities. Praul, has Tony Abbott

caught the Prime Minister flat-

footed on health reform, do you

believe? Good morning. I think that

Tony Abbott has stolen a leaf out

of the Kevin Rudd campaign book

from 2007. Tony Abbott knows that

Kevin Rudd is running about nine

months behind on his promise for a

health reform delivery plan, and he

also knows that there's a big

meeting in March with the ministers

where the plan is set to be

unveiled. I suspect that he pinches

a key element, or something that is

going to look like a health element

in the Rudd health reform plan,

that is by giving more say to the

doctors in the public hospitals.

That of course remains to be seen.

In the meantime, the Opposition is

out there being seen to at least out there being seen to at least

have a few ideas on health. Here's

what the Prime Minister said on

'Meet The Press' about his

timetable. Weefbl' had large

consultations with hospitals. More

than a hundred of them since then,

and we're now in detailed

discussions with the States and

Territories. We will bring forward

the reform plan, and as I said

before, if the States and

Territories do not accept it,

plainly, we will take that matter

to the people. Our resolve to do so

hasn't changed one bit. But, Paul,

certainly the Opposition is

launching a sustained attack on the

PM over his failed promises? Well,

that's right. There's no doubt once

you win Government, you begin to

lose paint, and that precious paint,

of course, is credibility. And Tony

of course, is credibility. And Tony Abbott is going all out to

undermine the credibility of the

Prime Minister and there is some

success in that as we saw in that

TV appearance last week with young

people. They believe that Mr Rudd

hasn't kept all of his promises,

and I must say, yesterday on 'The

Press' when we put it to the Prime

Minister, that's when he arked up.

But he has a fairly solid excuse,

and it is called the global

financial crisis. Here's what he

had to say. In dealing with the

challenges of the global recession,

obviously some changes had to be

made because of the impact on

Government finances. I accept that

and take full responsibility for it.

At the same time, the Government,

through its actions in the economy,

kept this economy out of recession.

And had we not done that, and for

example, followed the path of other

countries around the world,

hundreds of thousands of

Australians would be without jobs

right now. Now, we certainly know

that Kevin Rudd has a fight on his

hands. Tony Abbott seems to be

doing quite well in two key States,

WA and Queensland. Two opinion

polls in those States give the edge

to the coalition with Labor just

behind. That would give plenty of

heart to the coalition in this election

election year. Certainly will be a

very interesting year ahead. Thank

you.

Well, as we reported earlier,

Melbourne has been battered by wild

weather with strong winds causing

extensive damage across the city.

For more on this, we're joined this

morning by Tom Saunders from the

Weather Channel. How strong are the Weather Channel. How strong are the

winds and what's behind the latest

development in the weather pattern?

Morning. We had wind gusts of up to

around 70km/h in Melbourne

overnight, so it did cause a bit of

damage. Now, this was all due to a

deepening low pressure system in

the southern Tasman sea. So the

winds have eased in Melbourne and

they're gusting to around 30km/h or

40km/h. But with the low in the

Tasman Sea, we're expecting near

gale force winds across eastern

Victoria, so we could be seeing

wind gusts of 90km/h across

Gippsland, which is strong enough

to cause further damage. We've seen

so much wet weather recently and

very high humidity in NSW,

particular lip around Sydney. Is

there any relief in sight, or is

there more wet weather on the way?

There has been widespread rainfall

in the eastern part of the country,

and it has been mainly due to the

humidity that you mentioned.

Western NSW over the weekend, we

saw many towns see their heaviest

rain in years, and that included

Yass with 117mm this week. That was

the heaviest rain in 21 years. For

those who don't like the humidity, those who don't like the humidity,

it is drying out today over most I

land parts of south-east Australia.

But we do have further heavy rain But we do have further heavy rain in eastern Victoria and south-east

NSW, but that will clear up tonight

and start to dry out a bit. Thank

you for the update.

There's plenty more to come in this

edition of Ten News. Stay with us.

This program is captioned live.

Welcome back. Now to the feature

story and reality television has

taken ordinary people often with no

discernible talent, and turned them

into celebrities. The last ten

years has seen an explosion of

programs which track the lives of

those desperate for their 15

minutes of fame. Saturday night in

Hollywood. The paparazzi are out in

force. But who are the celebrities

that have drawn them? Movie stars?

Rock idols? Sports gods? No. These

are the men and women of 'Survivor'.

A television program now almost a

decade old, that changed TV to its

core. The program that threw 16 men

and women on to the Island of

Borneo, competing with and against

each other for a $1 million prize,

gal vanised American viewers. It's

finale drew more than 50 million of

them to watch the deciding vote

cast. We have Richard the snake,

who knowingly went after prey, and

Kelly who turned into the rat that

ran around like the rats on this Island.

The success of 'Survivor' spawned

dozens of descendants in almost as

many formats. Most notably,

'American Idol'. Where advertisers

pay up to $1 million for one 30

second ad. But producers also

discovered a different audience

appetite. A hunger to watch people

with no discernible talent, no

discernible insights, but who were

willing, eager to be seen and heard

doing nothing. No cleaning today,

just shopping? Maybe I'll clean.

They also found audiences eager to

watch, and participate eager to

perform in situations weapon once,

laughingly called, inappropriate.

How real is the reality craze? By

one estimate, one out of every four

shows in prime time falls into this

category. Many of them ratings

bonanzas. For NBC which is fourth

place in prime time, the biggest

hit is 'The Biggest Loser' where

grossly overweight people compete

to lose pounds and win money. One

reason for their popularity is

financial. An hour of reality can

cost a few hundred thousand dollars,

compared to the $1 million to $3

million for a scripted drama. But

there's also a fundamental drama. A

lot of the appeal of the shows is

that the producers and casting

directors have figured out that we

have reptile brains, and that there

is stuff that we can't resist

because of the species we are.

Martin is a screen writer turned

academic, who teaches about the

media at the USCAnanburg opinion

school for Communication.

Humiliating, lurid things that

happen, get our atension. We gossip

over the back fence, and since the

television is an extension of the

world that we live in, we can

gossip about the people that we see

there. Perhaps no reality figure

has drawn more viewer attention

than Omarosa. On 'The Apprentice'

in 2004, she fascinated and

appalled viewers with her

creaseless conniving and back-

stabbing. She lost that, but since

then, she has ascended to the one-

name status of Madonna and Cher,

she's on 20 reality shows. She's an

author. I didn't come here to make

friends. A friend of mine said, the

fabric of reality TV is conflict,

so make sure that you're either in

the fight, breaking the fight up or

starting the fight. And that, she

says, is exactly what the producers

of these shows are looking for. At

times, the hunger for the fame

these shows bring can turn bizarre.

Like when the nation's television

screens were filled with the story

of a 6-year-old boy alopt in a

balloon. A hoax designed to get the

family on a reality show. Or when a

couple competing for a reality role

crashed President Obama's first

State dinner. Flava Flav! And many

participants on these shows,

sometimes display a strong and even

desperate desire to maintain their

15 minutes of fame. And in fact,

there is an afterlife for the

briefly famous, or notorious. Mark,

who appeared on 'Average Joe' in

2003, now runs Real Management,

which books more than 400 people

for more than 50 reality shows.

Some have stories to tell, like

overcoming addiction. But for

others... People just want to party

with somebody famous. We'll do barn

club appearances. The door goes

crazy because people want to meet

these famous people. For Omarosa,

much of the criticism of reality TV

is off the mark. I'm a little

defensive about it, because we all

tend to be grouped together. I mean,

they see no difference between me

and the 'Bachelor' oo me and Kim

Kardashian and Paris Hilton. But

it's not the same. Nor, is it

entirely new. Half a century ago,

audiences got to vote on whose life

was more troubled on 'Queen for a

Day'. And contestants eagerly

humiliated themselves for prizes on

'Beat The Clock'. I just want to do

really big hair right now. But the

sheer volume, as well as the often

jaw-dropping behaviour of today's

reality shows has opened another

chapter in a very old debate... Can

what we see and hear on television

affect us for the worse? I think

the danger is that they're a toxin

in the culture. It is not entirely

possible to watch these shows and

not be affected by them. It is

fabulous to watch, which is our

entertaining. But that stuff is

nevertheless poison potion.

Ahead in sports, Sydney FC lay

claim on the A-League's premier's plate.

And Aussie cricketers wrap up the

one day series against the West Indies.

Live

Time for a look at the finance and

we're joined by John Milroy from

Macquarie Private Wealth. How is

the week shaping up for the

markets? This week, focus will be

the earnings season as it cranks up

this week with big names out. This

morning, we had a result out from

Bluescope Steel. A first half loss

of $28 million. Bendigo and

Adelaide bank, better with a report

in reduction in bad debts, and also,

Healthscope, a better result too.

Other names this week, we can

expect to hear from Coca-Cola,

Qantas, Brambles and also

Wesfarmers. Also the trifecta from

the Reserve Bank with the release

of the minutes from the recent

meeting this month. The assistant

governor talking on Thursday and

rounding that out with Glen Stevens

talking on Friday in Canberra. In

the US, information about the

President's holiday out tonight so

markets will be closed there, and

Asian markets will be quiet with

the Chinese new year happening this week.

Thank you for the update.

Taking a closer look now at the

figures:

To sport now, and Mark joins us.

And the Aussie cricket team have

continued their winning form? Yes,

they certainly have. Australia has

continued its domination of the

West Indies in the one day series.

A century from captain Ricky West Indies in the one day series. A century from captain Ricky

Ponting guiding the Aussies to a

50-run win and an early series victory.

The West Indies were showing plenty

of promise has they searched for

the first victory against Australia

in the one day series. What a performance.

What a catch there. While Tim Payne What a catch there. While Tim Payne

fell victim to more west inies fielding.

fielding.

The Windies making it to every ball,

while Aussie Cameron White probably

wished he got out of the way of this.

Australia posting a record 324 at Australia posting a record 324 at

the Gabba. It looked promising with

Chris Gayle blasting around the

field, but the captain eventually

fell for 34 and with him went any

hopes of a win.

Australia cruising to an early

series victory. Australia cruising to an early series victory.

Nice sign-off. In the AFL, it's a

disappointing debut for Fevola. He

managed just one goal for Brisbane

as the western Bulldogs came from

behind to win their NAB Cup match in Canberra. behind to win their NAB Cup match in Canberra.

Tore intial rain turned the ove am

into a swamp. But -- oveal into a

swamp. But it didn't hamper Brendan swamp. But it didn't hamper Brendan

Fevola. His first helping the Lions

to a 14-point lead at quarter time.

Risks in defence didn't help the

Dog z as she trailed by three goals

at the half. But goals to

youngsters, Jordan Roughhead and

Lliam Jones had them back in front.

A Brisbane interchange breach

proved costly. Ryan Griffen

recording a supergoal to record the

Dogs an 8 opinion point win. Buddy

Franklin was the only concern in

the rort of rich month. I think he

got a savage corky to a buttock. A

fair sized buttock so he was sore

in the second half. The Tigers have

troubles with Ben Nason. And Port troubles with Ben Nason. And Port

Adelaide's Daniel Motlop faces a

nervous wait. The Match Review

Panel sure to skrutinise this. nervous wait. The Match Review Panel sure to skrutinise this.

Defending Olympic champion, Dale

Begg Smith, heads Australia's hopes

on day three of the winter Olympics

in Vancouver today. He'll be joined

by Ramone Cooper in the men's

moguls. And Alex Manikov did it

tough in the 10km event.

Heavy conditions at Whistler.

Frenchman Vincent Jay looked at

home, easily taking out the gold

medal. And the emotions are running

high ahead of the women's luge.

Organisers copping criticism after

shortening the track after the

death on Friday. Top female

competitors today labelling the

start as abnormal and fit for a

child. While heavy snow and rain on

the mountain is causing a backlog

of downhill events. In the next few

hours, we will have a predicted

30cm of fresh snow, which gives us

or causes again a few problems.

Britney Cox started the Aussie

action in the lady's moguls. The

15-year-old finishing out of the

mix in 23rd. But that didn't matter.

Amazing. I have no much adrenaline.

And fellow Aussie Tatiana also with

a tough start. A stumble coming out

of the turn. The former Russian

lost her footing in the speed skate

and was unable to recover over the

short 500 metres. No problem for

Kramer, the Dutchman bagged an

Olympic record along the way. But

it was Switzerland who snatched the

Games' first gold. Is it long

enough? Yes, it is. Setting a new

hill record of 108 metres. Victoria

Murphy, Ten News.

Australia's James Spithill has

steered 'Oracle' to victory in

sailing's oldest and most

prestigious race, and that is of

course, the America's Cup. In the

second rails of the best of three,

'Oracle' crossed the finishing line

five minutes and 20 seconds ahead

of defending champion, Ling. The

victory has seen 'Oracle' become

the first US team to win the

America's Cup in 18 years.

And Sydney FC has won the soccer A-

League Premier's Plate after a 2-0

win over Melbourne Victory. The Sky

Blues took the lead thanks to a

great strike from Karlo Kisel. And

they scored the second goal early

in the second half.

Sydney and Melbourne will do battle

again on Thursday night when they

play the first leg of the major

semifinal at Etihad Stadium. And

that's Monday's sport. Have a fantastic day. Thank you.

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