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captioned by Ai-Media. Tony

Abbott got it right when he

told his party room, she

won't lie down and die. Too

right, I won't. A rousing ovation for the Prime

Minister as she vows to hold

on to power at the NSW Labor

conference. The a 24-year-old

surfer from Perth named as

the victim of a fatal shark

attack off WA. Former AFL

player manager Ricky mixon

charged with multiple

offences after an alleged

assault this morning. This is

News Now for Sunday, 15 July.

I'm Chris Roe. Also coming up

this hour, UN observers

confirm a bloody attack in a

Syrian village. In sport

Adelaide demolish s greater

western Sydney. Mostly clear

over eastern and central Australia. Cooler in the

south and south-west.

The Prime Minister has

announced another billion dollars for social and

community service workers in

her address to the ALP state

conference in Sydney. But the

Prime Minister's speech

didn't mention the public

spat between Labor and the Greens that's otherwise

dominated the conference.

She can still pull a crowd

among the party faithful.

Julia Gillard is well aware

of the trouble the party's in

under her leadership. People

say there is a problem with

the Labor brand. But

delegates Labor isn't a

brand, it's a cause. And to

prove that point she's

offering more money to boost

the pay of some of our lowest

paid workers in the social

and community sector. I can

commit to $1 billion more for

these workers' pay.

(APPLAUSE)

Delegates, that takes our final additional budgeted commitment to over $3

billion. That will mean up

to $18,000 more for some

workers phased in over eight

years. She now wants the

states to stump up as well.

Workplace reform is one area

where Labor is itching for

debate. Fight's on, and we

will fight it and we will win

it. It's a fight Labor hopes

will shift focus away from

the carbon tax. Even on that

front the PM remains

confident. Those preachers

of doom they always

underestimate us, the men and

women of the Labor Party and

the men and women of our nation they underestimate

too. We've stared the scare

campaigns down before, and we

will do it again. At a

conference that's been

dominated by attacks against

the Greens, the Prime Minister's speech made no

mention of her alliance

partners. NSW Labor has ended

the automatic preferencing of

the Greens but the Opposition

wants Julia Gillard to voice

her position. The public

have a right to know where

the Prime Minister stands on

the issue of the alliance

with the Greens. Would we

tear up an agreement that

says there's a guarantees of

supply. No. And Julia

Gillard has announced Sydney's Garden Island naval

base will host visiting

cruise ships in a bid to try

and increase tourism in the

harbour city. The PM said

that the Government will

guarantee three cruise ships

over the next two cruise

season. She said that the

berth of the Queen Mary two

in March saw a significant

boost to the city's tourism

industry with more than 2

million visitors to the

city. With a guarantee of expanded capacity we could

see a visit of that kind

every month in summer. That's

why we're expanding the

number of guaranteed berths

for the biggest visiting

cruise vessels, ensuring

three visits this coming cruise season and another

three the next. And we'll

prepare a plan to meet the

lock-term needs of our cruise

industry. The naval base

currently holds cruise ships

on a limited basis. And the

Prime Minister will be in

Perth tomorrow taking part in

a special people's forum

which will be broadcast live

here on science. 200

independently selected voters

will be putting forward questions on the carbon tax

in particular. That will be

moderated by Sky News

political reporter Ashleigh

Gillon tomorrow evening .

Still in the west and police

have named the man killed in

a shark attack near edge edge off Western Australia

yesterday. 24 year old Benjamin Charles Linden was

mauled to death by a great

white shark. It's the latest

in a string of recent attacks

off the WA coast. Beaches

closed and the Western Australian authorities once

again combing the coastline

searching for a killer shark.

They're also trying to find

the remains of the surfer who

was attacked. Police have

today identified the man as

4-year-old Ben Linden from

Perth. He's the fifth person

killed from a shark attack in

the last 10 months. We

seriously have a problem and

this is a very distressing

occurrence. The man was

surfing off an isolated beach

off edge edge, about two

hours north of periods. The

shark was estimated to be a 4

to 5 m white pointer. A

massive, massive, white shark

circling the body, the half

the torso that was left, and

I reached to grab the body

and the shark came at me on

the jet ski and tried to

knock me off, and there was

just blood everywhere, and

there was nothing I could do.

I just did everything I

could. The State Government

says it will do everything it

can to find the shark

responsible. The order's

been given for us to attempt

to catch a shark if way were

able to. And if you do catch

the shark what happens then,

do you kill it? A decision

will be made then whether we

destroy is it or not The WA

fisheries Minister admits

they're now not sure what to

do about the wider problem.

We've allocated some $14

million to try and get a

better understanding of the

behaviour of great white

sharks and the reasons why these fatalityings are

occurring but we have another

one today. I have to say I'm

quite perplexed and wondering

what we do next. Great white

sharks are a protected

species, WA fisheries insist

there is no prospect of a

shark cull. Former AFL

player manager Ricky Nixon

has been charged by police

following an alleged assault

this morning. Fairfax is

reporting that Nixon was charged with five offences

including intentionally

causing serious injury, false

imprisonment and assault with

weapon. The 45-year-old was

arrested at 3 a.m. in

Melbourne and adplitd to

hospital with minor injuries.

He was grand bail and will appear before Melbourne

Magistrates Court on Friday.

Last year Nixon was suspended

for two years after an inappropriate personal

relationship with a then

teenage girl. In February he

was arrested and fined after

an altercation with his

27-year-old fiancie.

Queensland police have

charged a man with murder in

connection to the Mount Isa

couple that went missing last

week. The couple Scott

Maitland and Cindy Masonwells

were last seen on 5 July when

they collected a Holden panel

van from a workshop in

Cairns. They'd flown in to

attend a friend's engagement

party the next night but

never arrived at the event.

UN observers are... Treimsa

on Thursday in which at least

200 people died mainly

targeted rebels and

opposition activists.

Traming in convoy the UN

observers headed once again

for Treimsa, a site of the

latest massacre by Bashar

al-Assad's forces. Syrian

troops and local militia they

claim surrounded the village

on Thursday before enleashing

a full scale assault.

Carried out an operation on

Thursday, July 12. But

Syrian state television told

a different story, announcing

troops had been targeting

armed gangs and terrorists.

These it said some of the weapons seized by government

troops. On Friday UN

observers entered the village

but stayed in their vehicles.

This time they returned and

saw for themselves the

shattered remains of some

homes. In a statement issued

later the UN said it was

clear Treimsa had been

attacked with artillery

mortars and small arms but

observers couldn't find

evidence of the random

bombardment claimed by the

opposition. The attack appeared targeted at specific

groups and houses, mainly of

army defectors and vket vifts

said a UN spokeswoman. Across

the border in Turkey hospitals treat injured

Syrians, the country's Prime

Minister said al-Assad's days

are now numbered. There are

no words left to say for

Syria. Such vile massacres,

such attempts at genocide and

such inhumane violence are

footsteps of regime that is

on its way out. The UN

estimates 10,000 people have

now died at the hands of

al-Assad's forces. Observers

say they'll return to the

village today to continue

hunting the truth about what

happened in Treimsa. 20

people are dead and more than

8 people missing as widespread flooding hits

Japan. Heavy rain has been falling across the south of

the country for three days

now. Torrential rain has

caused a number of rivers in

southern Japan to burst their

banks. Authorities warn the

down pour will continue over

the coming days. The floods

caused extensive damage to more

than 2,500 homes. Authorities

have put an evacuation order

in place for more than

230,000 people across four preeffectures. Japan's

self-defence force has been

mobilised to assist in the

vaeckss. School gyms have

been transformed into

makeshift evacuation

centres. What's going on. I never experience the

something like this in my

life. The driving rain has

also caused a number of lanle

slaoids which have damaged a

further 600 homes. An

83-year-old woman is still

missing. Police are still

searching for survives after

an 11 storey building

collapsed in Egypt. So far 16

people have been pulled from

the rubble alive. Witnesses

say the building had housed

four families and also a

bakery. Three neighbourhood

homes were also destroyed.

Meantime hundreds of

protestors have held a

demonstration outside Hillary

Clinton's hotel. The

protestors say that they're

angry at what they call

America's plan to try and

control Egypt through support

for Mr Mausie's party, the

brotherhood. Ms Clinton is

expected to meet female

activists. The embattled

boss of a British security

firm has apologised for bung

ling the contract to help

protect the London Olympic

Games. G 4 S has apologised

for failure to provide enough

guards. It's just a whole

process of getting 100,000

people who we had as

applicants right through the

whole process in time, fully

trained, accredited, vetted,

at the right place, uniform

to go. He says he's now

considering his future as the

head of the company. You're

watching News Now here on Sky

News. We'll take another look

at the top stories in a

moment. Sally Pearson is

pipped at the diamond meet in

London. The tight anles crush the raiders in the rugby

league. -- the Titans crush the raiders

Top stories, Prime Minister

Julia Gillard has announced

another $1 billion for social

and community service workers

during her address at the ALP

state conference in Sydney. Western Australian

authorities are searching for

a great white shark that

killed a 24-year-old surfer

Benjamin Linden yesterday.

They're resisting calls for a

shark cull in the wake of the

attack. Former AFL player

manager Ricky Nixon has been

charged with five offences.

The forecast, mostly clear

over eastern and central Australia. Cooler with

showers in the south-west.

The crous in -- Crows in

cruise control. They are

looking good in the

premiership race. They have

pushed their way to the top

of the AFL ladder. At Etihad Stadium this afternoon the

Hawks lead the dogs while

after some Giants resistance

at Skoda Stadium the Crows

proved much too classy.

After a win by those other

new kids on the block GWS

looked like they wanted to be killers. Adelaide made sure

they weren't going to be left

behind. The Giants were

falling over themselves

trying to halt Adelaide but

keeping the Crows grounded

was proving a tall order.

All smiles for Adelaide as

they registered a massive win

and a very handy percentage

boost. Last night the Suns

shocked the Tigers in Cairns.

Brisbane's season is

effectively over as they went

down to the Saints while

Geelong butchered its chances

at the gaoe. Geelong

sensing, got a bit of a clans

here, kicked the first two of

this second half. Thomas

ripped it off the front, left

foot goal. It's clear that our level at the moment,

right across the game is not

where we needed to be. Meantime Karmichael Hunt was

the hero for the Suns, he

wood the winning goal to hand

Gold Coast its first win of

the season. The Dragons have

lose Stanley to a suspected

ACL injury, but they lead

12-4 early in the second half

and meantime the Titans have

bolstered their finals

ambitions demolishing the

Raiders in Canberra. Chasing

a third straight win it all began so well for the

Raiders. On the board after 4

minutes but it didn't take

long for things to go awry as

the Titans took charge. There

was nothing to warm the

Canberra bank bill as the

visitors piled on five

unanswered tries in the first

half. And the carnage only

continued after the break.

The fans headed to the exits

early missing a late recovery

from the Raiders who posted

the final three try toss keep

the losing margin to just 12

points. Last night the

knights stunned Manly, the

Tigers recorded their first

win in four matches, while

Ash Graham suffereded a

suspected fractured fibula. A

69 minute try sealed the

Cowboys' first win in

Melbourne since 2001.

Thurston won't be needed. I

just thought we were very

competitive tonight. I've

seen some really good

improvement in our defence,

in our attitude to defence.

Uate scored an impressive

double. Steps, steps again

and scores! And the tigers

ran away with it late against

Penrith to move back into the

top 8. The Queensland Reds

could be without Quade Cooper

for Saturday's elimination

final against the Sharks

after he was cited for a high

tackle. In a dramatic final

day the Crusaders, Bulls and

Sharks drabbed a - - grabbed

a place in the finals. Cooper

will learn his fate tomorrow

afternoon after pleading not guilty to a high tackle

charge on Berrick barns.

Instructions were simple,

only a bonus point victory

would do for the Reds. It was

all going Queensland's way,

Dom shiply somehow denying

Chris alcock while Liam Gill

put the Reds halfway to their

target. Queensland up by just

a point until the Tahs

capitulated. The Reds storming home to secure top spot in the Australian

conference. Shipperley! But

the Reds could have a major

headache ahead of the finals

with Quade Cooper likely to

face scrutiny over a high

shot on Berrick barns. All

the Brumbies needed was just

one more competition point to

secure finals footy for the

first time since 2004. But it

never came as the lowly Blues

ran riot in Canberra. And

that is oh so easy for the

Blues. A day to forget for

the ACT, completely out

played as the Blues Sunched

to a shock 30-6 victory. The

Brumbies play-off fade, but

it never came. And the

Brumbies I'm afraid are

gone. A tough independent to

the Super Rugby career of

Nathan Sharpe, the Force

beaten by the Crusaders in

Christchurch, the 7 time

champ securing fourth on the

ladder and a home final. And

the Stormers this year's top

Super Rugby side after they

downed the Rebels in Cape

Town. Still overseas and

Sally Pearson's winning

streak has been broken just

two weeks out from the lon

down Olympics. American Kelly Wells pipped Pearson in the

final in the 100 m hurdles at

the diamond league meet.

Once again Sally Pearson gets

away well and is leading the

race at the moment, but also

Kelly Wells is still there.

Pearson and Wells and Wells

wins it from Pearson. That's

the first defeat for the

world number one. And that's

a big, big upset, I have to

say. And the first defeat for

Sally Pearson for as long as

I can remember. It is just

the second time in 34 races

that Pearson has been beaten.

She still holds the season

best time of 12.4 seconds.

Cadel Evans remains anchored

to 4th struggling to make up

any ground on Brad Wiggins,

the Aussie made I move to try

and recover some of the 3

minutes and 19 seconds. And

Evans is after him. He's out

to grab seconds where he can,

any way you can attack in the

Tour de France this year is

an ideal opportunity for

Cadel Evans to try and pull

back time. He could hardly

get up to the top of this

climb. Come on my man, keep going. No change to the

standings as Andre Greipel

powered to his third win. The

German now a major threat to

world champ Cavendish's. Stephanie Gilmore has carved

it up in France to claim an

incredible 5th world crown.

In the final of the rovmy

pro. -- Roxy pro. I was

just like shaking, so energy,

it's incredible. I could just

dance my way back to

Australia. The only woman

with more world titles is now

retired Lane baoechly, she's

got 7. Is ner in the final of

the hall of fame championship

at Rhode Island. The former

world number one continued

his build up to the Olympics

continuing his third victory

on Newport's grass courts.

Lleyton Hewitt finds himself

in an ATP world tour final

for the first time in two

years, he needed three sets

to do it. As I said, I've

been out for a long, it's

been hard with five surgeries

in four years. After here's

the Olympics which is on

grass, which is special.

The 31-year-old entered with

a career low. It's good to

see. Certainly is. A quick

check on the weather now. We

see thick cloud contracting

east off Queensland. That's

allowing rain to ease. Patchy

low cloud given over Victoria

and Tasmania, causing a few

isolated showers, bit of

alpine snow. Skies are mainly

clear elsewhere, a large high

will keep much of central

Australia clear. Moist

north-westerly winds will trigger isolated showers over

Victoria and Tasmania. A cold

front will sweep across

south-west WA bringing a few showers.

This is News now, we'll

take another look at the top

stories in just a moment.

Plus an Olympic security bungle prompts an apology

from the top. And a novel initiative tackling South Africa's public health crisis.

This hour ace top stories,

a defiant Julia Gillard has

received a rousing ovation

from the party faithful as

she vowed to fight to the end

to keep Labor in power at the

NSW state conference. The

victim of a fatal shark

attack off Western Australia

yesterday has been named as

Benjamin Linden from Perth. A

disgraced former AFL player

manager Ricky Nixon is facing

five charges related to an

alleged assault in the early

hours of this morning. The

forecast clear over eastern and central Australia. The

Prime Minister has announced

another $1 billion for social

and community service workers

in her address to the ALP

state conference in Sydney. But the Prime Minister speech

didn't mention the public

spat between Labor and the Greens that's otherwise

dominated the conference.

She can still pull a crowd

among the party faithful.

Julia Gillard is well aware

of the trouble the party's in

under her leadership. People

say there is a problem with

the Labor brand. But

delegates, Labor isn't a

brand, it's a cause. And to

prove that point, she's

offering more money to boost

the pay of some of our lowest

paid workers in the social

and community sector. I can

commit to $1 billion more for

these workers' pay. (APPLAUSE)

Delegates, that takes our

final additional budgeted

commitment to over $3

billion. That will mean up

to $18,000 Forrest some workers phased in over eight

years. She now wants the

states to stump up as well.

Workplace reform is one area

where Labor is itching for

debate. Fight's on, and we

will fight it and we will win

it. Tees a fight Labor hopes

will shift focus away from

the carbon tax. Even on that

front the PM remains

confident. Those preachers

of doom, they always

underestimate us, the men and

women of the Labor Party, and

the men and women of our nation they underestimate

too. We've stared the scare

campaigns down before and we

will do it again. At a

conference that's been

dominated by attacks against the Greens, the Prime

Minister's speech made no

mention of her alliance

partners. NSW Labor has ended

the automatic preferencing of

the Greens but the Opposition

wants Julia Gillard to voice

her position. The public

have a right to know where

the Prime Minister stands on

the issue of the alliance

with the Greens. Would we

tear up an agreement that

says there's a guarantees of

supply? No. The Prime

Minister will be heading to Perth tomorrow where she'll

be taking part in a special

people's forum. We'll bring

that to you live here on Sky News. Julia Gillard will face

questions from 200 independently selected voters focussing on in particular on

the carbon tax. It will be

moderated by Sky News political reporter Ashleigh

Gillon. Authorities are

continuing to search for a

killer great white shark off

Western Australia and have

flamed the victim as a

24-year-old man from Perth,

Benjamin Linden had been

surfing with friends around Wedge Island when he was

fatally attacked. A massive,

massive, white shark circling

the body, the half the torso

that was left. And I reached

to grab the body and the

shark came at me on the jet

ski and tried to knock me

off, and there was just blood everywhere, and there was

nothing I could do. I just

did everything I could.

Despite it being the fifth

fatal shark attack since

September the department of fisheries insists there will

not be a shark cull as the

great white is a protected species, authorities say the

likelihood of capturing the

shark is slim. Former AFL

player manager Ricky Nixon

has been charged by police

following an alleged assault

this morning. Fairfax is

reporting that Nixon has been

charged with five offences

that include intentionally

causing serious injury, false imprisonment and assault with

a weapon. The 49-year-old was

arrested at 3 a.m. in Port

Melbourne and admitted to

hospital. He was granted bail

and will appear before

Melbourne Magistrates Court

on Friday. A worker blockade

at a Coles warehouse in

Melbourne will continue until

at least Monday after a bid

to block the auction by Toll

Group was delayed. The

company is seeking an

injunction against the strike

in, have's Supreme Court. But

union lawyers didn't turn up

to a hear yesterday because

they hadn't been properly

served. UN observers have

confirm a bloody attack did

take place in a Syrian vimage

and have suggested that the targets may have been the

homes of activists and rebels

who had opposed the al-Assad

regime. Treimsa is the scene

of a suspected massacre where

it's claimed that as many as

200 people were killed. A UN

spokeswoman says that blood

spatters and casings were

found inside the homes, a

range of weapons including

artillery mortars and small

arms. Syrian state TV said

that the soldiers had been

targeting armed gangs and

terrorists at the request of villagers. At least 20 people

have died in flooding in

south-west Japan. 230,000

people have been ordered to

leave the area. With forecasters predicting yet

more rain for Japan the authorities have given orders

for a mass evacuation. In?

Areas 31 inches of rain fell

in just 72 hours. Devastating

a vast swathe of southern

Japan. Tens of thousands of

homes have been damaged or

destroyed on the southern

island of Kyushu. Authorities

have described this level of

rainfall over such a short

period of time as

unprecedented. What's going on. I've never experienced

this before in my life. Japan's self-defence force

has been foblised to lead the evacuation. Public places

like gyms and schools have been turned into emergency

shelters. The evac uees can

only wait to see what nature

has in store for them next.

TRANSLATION: I was lost for

words when I looked up to see

that my house was gone. With

the number of people killed

already reaching double

figures more river s are

expected to burst their banks

triggers if you recall land

slaoids and floods. In South

Africa where the public hefth

system is in Scriesies four

out of five South Africans

now depend on a health system

that Nelson Mandela

championed. Access remains

unequal between blacks and

whites. Now a very special

train is helping to try and

bridge the gap. It's called

hail of... delivering low cost medical care to the

rural poor. Hundreds camp out

for days for a place in line.

For them it's worth every

uncomfortable moment to see a

doctor. From last night I

was sleeping here. 8 o'clock

last night I was here. Needs

refills on her diabetes and

arthritis medication. She

would rather spend the night

here than wait for months to

be seen at a public

hospital. You've got care,

and they give you good medicines. That's why I come.

On average it treats 15 00

patients a week. It is funded

in large part by the national

railway. The train was given

the moniker of a train of

hope and the train of miracles and I think that

says it all, how people feel

about the project. The train

made its first journey in

1994. So help me God. The

same year Nelson Mandela was

elected South Africa's first

black President. Under

apartide in some rural areas

like this one there was one

doctor for every 40,000 black

South Africans, today the

numbers have improved to one

in 4,000. That doesn't mean

everyone can afford a

doctor's care. He needs

glasses that would cost $140

in town. Here, they're just

4. Very, very cheap,

Something you can afford.

Something that I can afford

to pay. Affordability that's possible thanks to

volunteers. Can you see how

many fingers I'm showing

you. Student doctors live on

the train. They travel to

parts of their own country

they've never seen. We need

to understand all of the

people's problems, even if

you don't even have those

problems yourself. Finally

sees a doctor who

prescribeses her the pills

she needs. She picks them up

at the train's pharmacy. I'm

so heap. This spring a

second train was launched

allowing doctors to reach

100,000 people a year. For

those who receive its cargo

of hope. It's beautiful, I

like it. It's lived up to

its name. The boss of G 4 S

has admitted that his firm,

the second biggest private

employer in the world has

totally underestimated the

problem of recruiting 10,000

security personnel for the

London Olympics. He has

apologised to troops who will

have to forego leave.

There's more than a gold

medal at stake in this race.

With just 13 days to go the

security of the Olympics

could be jeopardised. G 4 S

has faileded to hire 10,000

security guards. Now the

military has been called in

and the police too will be

needed to secure the 2012

games. We've taken on a task

that we've failed to deliver

10,000 staff from a very

compressed time period. But

clearly we are very, very dis

appointed with this. G 4 S

won the security contract

back in 2010. In December

2011 local asked for an

additional 8,000 security

staff but G 4 S only realised

8 to 9 days ago that it would

fail to meet its target.

Instead of supplying 13,700

security personnel, it only

has 4,000 trained guards

ready for deployment. G 4 S

blames the recruitment

failure on the sheer volume

of applicants. It says it couldn't ensure the correct

training in the time left. A

G 4 S contract er says despite being available

nobody from the company had

been in touch. The last time

I worked for them is over 8

weeks ago, and I thought I

said enough for me to

determine they are desperate

to say if I'm available or

not. In their newsletters

they say actually there's something happening, are you interested. I didn't get

anything. G 4 S boasts of

being one of the word's

leading security firms but

this debacle is going to cost

its shareholders. It's going

to have to pick up the tab

for the extra troops brought

in toss make up for the short

fall and the firm stands to

lose somewhere in the region

of 15 million pounds. This

isn't just about money. Some

personnel have returned from

Afghanistan and will

sacrifice leave with their

families to join the security

firms. Others are facing

redundancies. Time is running

out. London has promised the

world a safe and secure

Olympics. There's now a

danger that pledge can't be

honoured. This is News Now

here on Sky News. We'll take

another look at the sport in

just a moment. Megan Barnard

will join us as instead of

Gilmore wins a fifth world

surfing time. Anthony Mundine

secures a technical knockout

victory in vaguas. -- Vegas.

Been coming here to

obviously get our aero

dynamics better on the bike

and try to go faster. To be

able to come in here and

finetune a lot of things in

here I think is massive for your group.

The top stories, Prime

Minister Julia Gillard has

addressed the ALP state

conference in Sydney,

announcing another $1 billion for social and community service workers. Western Australian authorities are

searching for the great white

that killed 24-year-old Perth

surfer Benjamin Linden

yesterday in the fifth fatal

shark attack off WA in 10

months. Former AFL player

manager Ricky Nixon has been

charged with five offences.

The forecasts mostly clear

over eastern and central

Australia, cooler with

showers in the south-west.

The Crows's proved just too

good if the AFL today. Far

too good by 119 points, they

have pushed their way to the

top of the AFL ladder after

posting a huge win over GWS.

The Eagles and Swans are

under way. At Etihad Stadium

Hawthorn leads the dogs. At Scoder stadium the Giants

offer the some early

resistance but it was to no

avail. After a win by those

other new kids on the block

GWS looked like they too

wanted to be giant winners

but with a log jam at the top

of the AFL ladder Adelaide

made sure they weren't going

to be left behind. The Giants were falling over themselves

trying to halt Adelaide but

keeping the Crows grounded

was proving a tall order.

Sloane, bends it around the

body. He's a gun when he's

on. All smiles nor Adelaide

as they reg sterred a massive

win and a very handy

percentage boost. The

Dragons are just minutes away

from an important victory

over the Sharks in the NRL

this afternoon. Meantime the

Titans demolish ed the

Raiders in Canberra. While

the dragans' likely win has

come at a cost. Kyle Stanley

was brought into the Dragons

line-up to replace Scombramy

Soward but his match and

possibly season was over

after just 6 minutes. St

George-Illawarra trainer said

ACL. Not good at all. But

the Dragons won't let the

loss distract them. Chasing a

third straight win it all

began so well for the

Raiders. On the board after 4

minutes but it didn't take

long for things to go awry as

the Titans took charge. There

was nothing to warm the

Canberra faithful as the

visitors piled on 5

unanswered tries in the first

half. And the carnage only

continued after the break.

The fans headed to the exits

early missing a late recover

y from the Raiders who posted

the final three tries to keep

the losing margin to just 12

points. The Queensland Reds

could be without Quade Cooper

for Saturday's elimination

final against the Sharks

after he was cited for a high

tackle in the Reds win over

the Waratahs. The Brumbies

missed out on a place in the

finals after losing to the

Blues. Cooper will face a judicial hearing tomorrow

after pleading not guilty to

a high shot on Berrick barns. Instructions were

simple, only a bonus point victory would do for the

Reds. It was all going

Queensland's way, Dom

Shipperley somehow denying

Chris Alcock while Liam Gill

put the Reds halfway to their

target. Queensland up by just

a point until the Tahs

capitulated. Over the top it

goes. The Reds storming home

to secure top spot in the

Australian conference. But

the Reds could have a major

headache ahead of the finals

with Quade Cooper likely to

face scrutiny over a high

shot on Berrick barns. All

the Brumbies knew it was just

one more competition point to

secure finals footy for the

first time since 2004, but it

never came as the lowly Blues

ran riot in Canberra. That

is oh so easy for the Blues.

A day to forget for the ACT

completely out played as the

Blues surged to a shock 30-6

victory. The Brumbies

play-off fade as the Sharks

and Bulls suffering defeat,

but it never came. And the

brum by I'm afraid are gone. A tough independent to the

Super Rugby career of Nathan

Sharpe, the Force beaten in

Christchurch, the 7 time champ securing fourth on the

ladder and a home final.

It's Maitland across from the

far wing. And the Stormers,

this year's top Super Rugby

side after they downed the

Rebels in Cape Town. A

reality check foregold medal

favourite Sally Pearson

suffering a shock loss in her

final hit-out before London.

American Kelly Wells ran in

12.57 beating Pearson at the

diamond league by 2 one00ths

of a second. She's

stretching for the hurgedss a

bit. Kelly Wells very quick

legs. She's just a little bit

hungrier perhaps. In fact,

Pearson is ahead at that

stage. Foot down, foot down,

then it just changes. Watch

this, foot down together,

celes r Kelly Wales is very

quick indeed. It is just the

second time in 34 races that

Pearson has been beaten. Cadel

Evans remains anchored to

fourth struggling to make up

any ground on Brad Wiggins.

Andre Greipel claimed the

honours for his third stage

victory of the tour. Greipel

is going to be too quick.

Greipel has - it's on the

photo, for me Andre Greipel

has levelled the stage win

score, 3-3 with Peter Sagar.

Peter Sagar was second.

Anthony Mundine is one step

closer to a dream match up

with floid Mayweather junior.

Dominant from the outset the

Aussie secured a technical

knockout victory over Bronco

McKart in the 7th round in

Las Vegas today. What a win

for Anthony Mundine. I've

always been a player, I

listen, I've always been a player, you just all didn't

know it. I'm the best kept

secret in boxing. His first

win on American soil. Aussie

surf star instead of Gilmore

has claimed an incredible

fifth world crown. In the

final of the Roxy pro. Can

she told on. Yes, she does.

I'm just like shaking, it's incredible, I could just dance my way back to

Australia. Like to see that,

the only woman with more

world titles is Lane beechly,

she has 7. That will be a

very long dance, it's a 20

hour flight, plenty of

dancing. That's right. Lot

to celebrate. Lego might not

be the craze it was two

decades ago but dozens of

sculptures made entirely out

of plastic bricks have been

would youing the crowds in

Taiwan. The art of bricks is

by an American artist, toured

almost 40 cities across the

world, attracting millions of

visitors. The exhibition

includes 45 works made from

almost half a million lego pieces. Time for a check on

the weather now. Thick cloud

east over Queensland as a

trough moves offshore

allowing rain to ease. Patchy

cloud driven over Victoria

and Tasmania. Causing a few

isolated showers and alpine

snow as well. Skies are

mostly clear elsewhere under

a high. Just a few showers

along the Queensland coast

due to onshore winds. Moist north-westerly winds

triggering a few isolated

showers over Victoria and Tasmania. Cold front will

sweep across south-west WA

and bring a few scattered

showers.

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