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This program is captioned live. Good morning. We begin with a dramatic siege which has been underway for just over five hours at a cinema complex south of Sydney where a major shopping centre is in lockdown. Let's go straight to Nine's Damian Ryan at the scene in Warrawong. What is the latest there?Well, there is still a hive of police activity going on here outside Westfield and obviously inside we can't see too much at the moment but it was action stations from about 67 o'clock this morning. There were reports that three people inside the complex, who were armed with rifles, the security guard whogs noticed this manage to detain a 27-year-old woman. She has been taken away. The two men with the rifles then vanished into the complex and you know it is so massive, where are they? That is the problem that the police had for much of the morning. We have seen Swat teams on the roof and Swat teams darging through the front doors of the complex looking for these two men. This started at about 6 o'clock this morning and this is what police updated us with a short time ago.Information suggested that three persons, and we will allege that one of those persons was in fact the female who was assists police with inquiries, has entered the premises shortly before 6am.Is there any word at this stage on what might have sparked this siege?Yeah, I think there was some sort of robbery going on. Whether it involved ATM machines, that has been mentioned. There has been a lot of things mentioned. We have heard that people have been taken hostage. We have heard that these guys were armed with rifles. From that press conference we recently held with the police it does appear that it is possible that the two men they are looking for may have escaped. They have not confirmed that. They are pretty satisfied they know there is in this one confined area near the cinema and they are searching that now but there is a lukewarm feeling that these two men may have got away.Still a developing situation. Thank you, we will check in with you little late early. Thank you. A 23-year-old man has died this morning, after he was shot in the head at a wedding reception in Sydney's south-west. Let's go live to Nine's Dan Nolan, who's outside Liverpool Hospital in the city's south-west. Morning Dan. How did this all unfold?Morning Amelia. Well the reception was being held at the Serbian National Defence Council building in Canley Vale. Police were called there at about 1:20 this morning and arrived to find three men with gun shot wounds. Of those the most critical was a 23-year-old man. He was rushed here to Liverpool Hospital but despite the best efforts of doctors he passed away just after 7am. Police are yet to reveal how or why this shooting occurred but they are holding a press conference in about an hour's time. There has been some reports of links to the come cheerio's bikie gangs but so far no confirmed.You have spoke to the family today. How are they coping?They are understandably devastated by all of this, a very large gathering of about 40 or 50 mourners emerged from Liverpool Hospital after receiving the news. None of them were at the wedding. They said it wasn't a Samoan wedding. Their understanding was that it was a bride and groom had Serbian ties. So they are still waiting for answers as to why their brother and son was shot dead. They say he was a very loving man.He was a guy with a big heart and he loved each and every one of us, especially the children. So we are going to miss him a lot. We love you, and we wish this didn't happen to you.The other two men shot are both still here at Liverpool Hospital. They are listed in a stable condition and both received much more minor injuries than the 23-year-old suffered. Thank you for that update. To Victoria now, and parts from a car have landed in the front yard of a home west of Bendigo, after a serious accident last night. Three people were injured after two cars crashed at Eddington at around 7:30. A man in his 20's was airlifted to Alfred Hospital, while another man in his 70's and a woman in her 60's were taken to Bendigo Hospital.I stepped through, all I saw through the big window was dust and bits flying at me through the window. And it had sound like an explosion. Residents in the area say the speed limit should be lowered. Tennis star Bernard Tomic is facing court on the Gold Coast this morning over traffic charges dating back to Australia Day. Libby Stone is outside Southport Magistrate courts. Good morning, what can you tell us? Well, the hearing is under way this morning. Here at Southport court for the 20-year-old tennis star who is facing traffic charges that stem back to an incident on Australia Day this year. He is expected to be pleading not guilty to one charge in court today. That is failing to stop for police. Now, he was pulled over by police twice in his high- powered BMW on Australia Day and he was fined for breaching licence conditions. Now, police allege that Tomic failed to stop for an office a third time in Southport but the 20-year-old's lawyer say that the client was following police directions and heading home. He arrived at court this morning wearing a black suit. He was flanked by his high-profile lawyer. He didn't say much outside the courthouse but he is on a break from tennis at the moment and he conceded that it has been a tough year. Now, the hearing has been set down for two days but it is expected to wrap up today.Alright, we will leave it there. Thanks for that. Workers in Melbourne are continuing to clear the scene of the fatal train derailment in Dandenong over the weekend. Metro says it will be several days before the train line is up and running - which is expected to cause chaos during one of the busiest week's for public transport because of the Melbourne Cup. The crash killed 43-year-old David Cron and injured 13 others, including the train driver. The train driver remains in an induced coma in hospital. No charges have been laid. Now to an incredible story of survival emerging from the wrath of Superstorm Sandy. A hiker in Tennessee became trapped when the storm struck. Rescuers braved the cold, wind and snow to track him down. Steve Ainsworth was running out of time.I felt I couldn't make it through one more night.The 56-year-old hiker set out Monday in Tennessee on the final leg of a 2,000 mile hike along this trail but superstorm Sandy hit unexpectedly fast dropping record levels of snow. He was stranded for three day, hiking to safety impossible.It took me eight hours to go about a mile and a quarter.With food and water running out and unable to feel his freezing feet, he needed help. His phone managed just enough signal to reach 911.I was in pretty tough shape at that point. Deep snow blocked rescuers on the ground so on Friday the Tennessee sergeant took to the skies.We were able to follow his footprints in the snow for approximately a mile- and-a-half and that is how we finally located him.But conditions turned treacherous.The winds were really howling, it was like riding a roller-coaster and dumb percars all at the one time.Dodging trees, this officer was lowered to Steve. He stuck his head out of a tent and he said he is never so happy to see anyone in his whole life.Dangling in his socks he was take taken up in the helicopter.They said to me, do you have your credit card?", I said, yes, and they said great you are buying the steaks. They will say, it is our job, this is what we are supposed to do, but I am telling you, that is more than a job. Prince Charles and Camilla will get an authentic Australian welcome when they arrive in regional Queensland this afternoon with temperatures expected to reach as high as 39 degrees. Let's go live to Nine's Alison Ariotti in Longreach. What is in store for the Royal couple today?Well, as you said things are warming up. We have just hit 30 degrees so we are getting towards that top of 39 and should be pretty much there by the time Charles and Camilla land at 4 o'clock this afternoon. They are only on the ground for two hours but they have crammed a lot into that two hours. The first stop is the Qantas museum. They are going to unveil the name of a royal flying doctor aircraft. Then they will be going to the Stockman's Hall of Fame. Prince Karls is actually a patron for that Hall of Fame because the Queen opened it 24 years ago and named him as a patron but of course he has never been. They are delighted to have him there. After that there will be a short walk to a community barbecue where 300 lucky locals have been invited to attend and there is plenty of Queensland produce on the menu as well as XXXX and drops of wine. I have spoken to the lady who owns the bar and grill and she has a special place for Camilla if she has to freshen up from the heat. And then they hop back on the plane and fly to Melbourne ahead of the big day tomorrow.I am number six in line as they step off the plane. I take that as a great honour to be part of the official party and to welcome them to Longreach. If people didn't know where we were before, they certainly do now. They are coming of course from Papua New Guinea where they have had a really busy time.They have, and Charles has said that he will leave with a sense of regret but also with the sound of that warm welcome ringing in his ears. They seemed to cher ruse and enjoy the time they had on the ground with PNG. Just this morning they were visiting a youth centre and a women's ref geeing. He is also going to met some Kokoda veterans before they leave. Charles had joked about the fact that he had been there 50 years ago as a teenage schoolboy. There were warm smiles, greetings and plenty of traditional songs and dance for the Royals. A great way to start this very busy Royal Tour Down Under. Thank you so much for that. Just one day until the race that stops the nation, thousands of people are flooding into Melbourne's CBD for the annual Melbourne Cup Parade. The parade from Bourke St to Federation Square begins at noon. Organisers are expecting record numbers of up to 50,000 people. We'll have more from our reporter Clint Stanaway who's live at the parade, later on in the bulletin. Let's have a quick look at the weather now. There's plenty more to come in Nine's Morning News Hour including the push to ban mobile phones from cars completely. Tragedy as a police helicopter comes crashing down. And we are live in the US as the presidential campaign This program is not captioned. This Saturday, $2 from every
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Tomorrow on Today, Charles and Camilla at the Melbourne Cup an the 100 million Oz Lotto draw.And we are giving away a dream holiday. There are calls for new laws to force drivers to switch off their mobile phones while driving. One of Victoria's top highway patrol officers says police are fed up with motorists who keep flouting the rules. He says making it an offence to have mobiles turned on while driving would reduce the road toll. Research has shown texting while driving is the same as having a blood alcohol limit of 0.08. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are fighting fatigue as they make a final push in the US Presidential race. For more let's go live to Nine's Denham Hitchcock who's in Boston. Good morning to you. What are the latest polls showing? Amelia, there are four polls out today and all of them have these two candidates neck and neck. 78% each in some of them. Some of them the President is ahead of one or two and that is all within the margin of error so it looks like it will be a cliff hanger in two day's time. They are averaging about four States heech at the moment. Ohio they are also smashing. They have both combined between there 83 times and that is because since 1964 everyone who has become President has also won that State no. Republican has ever become a President without winning that state and that is why they are there almost every day. There are nine battleground States and they are criss-crossing the country to get to them all and all of the early votes are happening. Obama has the African Americans coming out early and voting they are calling it souls to the poll they are trying to get them out as fast as they can. It is the undecided voters and it might come down to them and that is why both of them have been pitching hard at every one of them.As long as there is a child anywhere in in this country who is languishing in poverty our fight has to go on.The question in this election comes down to this - do you want four more years like the last four years to do you want real change?A lot of Americans still cleaning up after superstorm Sandy and now another storm is heading to the east coast.It is an awful news that there is a cold snap that is already there, below 0 temperatures there and if they don't have enough to deal with there is a storm coming on Wednesday and Thursday. 2.5 million people still without power. They are trying to get heating fuel in there for those people because a lot of them are staying in their homes trying to protect them. 10,000 people still in shelters and the Governor saying that tens of thousands of people are going to need shelters and homes, they are trying to get blankets out to some of them. Mobile fuel stations are rectifying that problem. Three hours out there were still huge cue, people driving out of town to fill up their cars. In that State election on the way but people are not thinking about that at all. Yes, it is terrible news. Thank you. Two men have died after a police helicopter crashed in the US. The aircraft was searching for a missing 9-year-old boy in Atlanta when it lost control before crashing. Both victims were police officers.The loss of an officer is probably the most difficult a chief of police could have to deal with and magnify that twice, it is a very different time, not just for me but the entire Atlanta police department family.The boy has since been found. It's believed the helicopter clipped power lines. Holden and Ford are today assessing when their car factories will resume production, after an administrator was appointed to run the parent company of Victorian parts manufacturer, Dair, yesterday. Both car makers will decide by the end of the day whether they'll need to bring forward any more rostered days off. Meanwhile, the car workers' union says it's essential for Autodom to keep operating, despite it standing down 400 workers last week. Still ahead this morning - as the Prime Minister arrives in Laos, the new opinion poll causing concern for the government. Also disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong at the centre of guy Fawkes celebrations. This program is not captioned. It's such a natural instinct to want to look after
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To federal politics now. A new poll out today suggests voters have trust issues with Prime Minister Julia Gillard. For the details we will cross to Kerrie Yaxley in Canberra. Good morning. It seems most voters don't believe the Prime Minister's account of Kevin Rudd's overthrow?Yeah, good morning, Amelia. This poll comes after former Labor MP Maxine McKew claims that Julia Gillard had long plotted to overthrow Kevin Rudd back in 2010. But that goes against what the Prime Minister has said all along that she decided to challenge on the day that it all unfolded. According to Galaxy poll out today, 63% of voters don't believe her and just 25% do believe her version of events. That poll also says that a majority of people would like to see Kevin Rudd take over as Prime Minister again. Mr Rudd is not the only disposed leader in this position. The same poll found that 60% of voters would like to see Malcolm Turnbull back as liberal leader. Interestingly, most liberal leaders think that Mr Turn ball would do a better job however the poll does put the coalition in an election-winning position. They lead 53% to 47%. Let's hear some reaction to the poll results this morning.I think that Malcolm is doing a really good job as the Shadow Minister for communications. Ultimately the poll reflected in the News Ltd papers today of course Kurd on election day I am not sure it would be a bad day for the liberal party.These polls indicate that my seat of Morton would be lost. It does show we have a lot more work to do.Meantime, the Prime Minister is visiting Laos. What is on her agenda.She is there for the Asia Europe summit and the economic down turn in Asia will be a topic for discussion. This is the PM's first trip overseas since the release of her Asian century white paper which calls for better engagement in Asia. Julia Gillard will be bringing that up as well as Australia's successful bid for a UN Security Council seat. She has already met with the Prime Minister for Laos and she expected to meet the better muse and French President over the next few days. Thanks for that Kerrie. His career has crashed and burned and now an effigy of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been set on fire in England. It's part of an annual tradition, where a replica of a newsworthy figure is picked to be burnt as part of the Guy Fawkes bonfire night celebrations. He joins a long line of prominent figures who've gone up in smoke for the festivities including comedian Russell Brand and former British PM Gordon Brown. Let's have a quick look at the weather now. Still to come this morning - we will have the latest on the siege drama with dozens of armed police surrounding a shopping centre. Also, the Royals are due to arrive Down Under this afternoon. Our reporter has all the details. And Cup fever in full swing. We are live in Melbourne where the parade is about to This program is not captioned. VOICEOVER: It mightn't look it, but Toby's actually being
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Welcome back. You're watching Nine's Morning News Hour. These are our top stories. Armed police have descended on a cinema complex at Warrawong, south of Sydney, where a siege is underway. A 23-year-old man has died after he was shot outside a wedding reception in Sydney's south-west. And Tennis star Bernard Tomic is facing a Gold Coast court today on traffic charges, following two alleged incidents on Australia Day. Let's get the details now and two armed men are thought to have barricaded themselves inside a cinema complex forcing the lockdown of a major shopping centre south of Sydney. The siege has been under way since early this morning and Nine's Damian Ryan is at the scene at Warrawong. What more can you tell us?It is still dragging on. We are now into our sixth hour here at Warrawong. The area is in lockdown. People are not allowed into the Westfield shopping centre as the police do their job. There has been lots of police about, 50 police are currently inside that building. As you mentioned they are looking at the Hoyts cinema. We have Swat teams, tactical response, general duties and all of these police are heavily armed. They are looking for two men who are thought to be armed with a long arm rifle or a shotgun at this point. We know they are looking in the Hoyts cinema. There are six cinemas. I have just been told they have searched three of those and found nothing, and the search continues. This all began at about 6 o'clock this morning when security guards stumbled on three people inside the Westfield complex. This is what police had to say a short time ago. Information suggested that three persons - and we will allege that one of those persons was in fact the female who is assisting police with inquiries - has entered the premises shortly before 6am.Any idea on what sparked all of this? Well, obviously they were here to carry out some sort of robbery. The word ATM has been mentioned, they might have been looking at them. They are ATMs situated at the Hoyts cinema complex. The woman is now in custody assisting police. They are looking for these two guys. I think they they are reasonably confident that they have just about done everything - they have almost finished the search as we speak, and it has been mentioned by some police here that they may have got away earlier this morning.Alright, thank you so much for the update. Three men have been shot at a wedding reception in Sydney overnight. One of those, a 23-year- old, has since died in hospital. Let's go live to Dan Nolan who is would Liverpool Hospital in the south-west. What can you tell us? Morning police were called earlier this morning to the Serbian National Defence Council building and they arrived to find three men with gun shot wounds. Of those the most critically injured was the 23- year-old. He was rushed here to Liverpool Hospital but passed away just after 7am. There has been some reports with links to the Comanchero bikie gang but they don't know whether the argument was sparked between guests or if a rival bikegy gang arrived at the wedding but so far there is not much no-one about to what sparked this event.And it has been an emotional morning at the hospital? Very much so. About 40 or 50 mourners received the news and left the hospital. It wasn't a Samoan wedding. They understood that the bride was of Serbian descent so they are still waiting for answers themselves as to what happened but they are saying that their brother and son was a very loving man.He was a guy with a big heart and he loved each and every one of us, especially the children. So we are going to miss him a lot. We love you and we wish this didn't happen to you.Amelia, more answers are likely to come at a police press conference which is due to kick off in just over an hour's time. Alright, Dan, thank you so much for that. Tennis star Bernard Tomic will front a Gold Coast court today, charged over a number of driving offences dating back to Australia Day. The 20-year-old is accused of breaching a restricted licence to drive his high-powered orange BMW. Tomic made headlines again last week, after a reported run-in with police at a Surfers Paradise resort. Tomic's family have denied he's going through a personal crisis, saying he's working hard to be a success. Brisbane police are on the hunt for a man who broke into the home of a 90-year-old woman and left her with a broken hip. Let's go now to Nine's Ebony Cavallaro for the latest. We understand it is the third time this home has been broken into?That is exactly right. Three times in just nine months the home of 90-year-old has el has been broken into it yesterday morning she returned from her walk, she goes every day and she happened to find a man inside her house going through her belongings. Now, when she confronted him he through her to the ground before making off -- threw her to the ground before making off with a lot of money and also her lotto tickets N that fall she has really injured her hip. She is actually having surgery on that today. Sheer what the neighbours had to say.Yeah, she was shoved and her head got banged on to a counter. She has a broken 47 from the fall. -- hip from the fall.The man police are looking for is described as about 6' tall and in his 20s. This really is a bit of a warning for everybody. All seniors, particularly to, really be careful of their personal safety and make sure they keep their doors and windows locked. It is believed this man managed to enter the houz through Hazel's window. But neighbours have told us that she is a fiesty person and she is actually in very good spirits in the hospital and just a week ago she actually refused an offer from a nursing home to go into care because she doesn't wish to be looked after. So good on her. Indeed. Horrible story. Thank you for that. A court in Brisbane has heard 473 witnesses have been interviewed over the death of Allison Baden-Clay. Allison's husband Gerard Baden-Clay is accused of murdering her in April. The 42-year-old wasn't in court for today's mention which heard up to 45 witnesses could be called for cross-examination in his upcoming committal hearing. The case will return to court next week. To breaking news now. The latest retail spending numbers have just been released. I'm joined in the studio by Nine Finance Editor, Ross Greenwood. Take us through it.They are important because an interest rate decollision be made by the Reserve Bank tomorrow and of course things are soft in the retail landscape then there is more likelihood that the Reserve Bank will cut. These figures have come out for the month of September - up by 0.5%. Australians have spent in the retail stores $29.5 million. Where we have spent it is interesting, it is food. It continues to be the strongest performing area, not just supermarkets but take away and cafes as well. Also, household goods retailing, that has been up by 1.2% but we are spending less on clothing, footwear and personal accessories and the ongoing problems inside the big department stores such as Myer and DJ continuing, down by 0.5% during that quarter. I would have to say on the balance of things probably won't influence the Reserve Bank one way or the other. Also this morning, Ross, Westpac has announced a record profit.It has, and this is very, very strong. Westpac's profit during this period of time is up by 5% to 6.6 billion dollars, just under. Now, the important part about this is the headline figure, the net profit, you will see is down by 15% but that is actually due to an accounting issue in regards to taxation and St George last week. Importantly, right now, of course interest rates all eyes on that. Here is what gale Kelly said earlier at a press conference.I think we will have to wait to see what the Reserve Bank do tomorrow and most economists are sort of 50/50 on what might happen tomorrow and it seems to me it is very much a line ball call on what actually happens tomorrow.So Gale also said if the Reserve Bank does not cut interest rates tomorrow she is certain that they will cut in dst or at the very latest in February. She continues to believe that interest raifts are still heading down in Australia. The big day tomorrow, the lotto jackpots tomorrow.And the Melbourne Cup so it is all happening. Thank you. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall will touch down in Queensland's outback this afternoon after a successful 2-day trip to PNG. Nine's Alison Ariotti is in Longreach for us this morning. What can the Royal couple look forward to?It will be a true Aussie outback welcome, complete with 39 degrees heat, gusty winds and plenty of flies. They will only have two hours on the ground but a lot is being jammed into that schedule. Basically the couple when they step off the plane will go straight to the Qantas museum. There they will unveil the name of a new royal flying doctor aircraft. It is then off to the stockman's Hall of Fame. Prince Karls is the patron of that Hall of Fame because the Queen opened it 24 years ago and she names him patron. This will be his first visit. There then it is off to a community barbecue where 300 lucky locals have been invited and there will be lots of Queensland produce and Queensland drops on offer, including some nice XXXX and St George wine, I believe. The locals are hoping that maybe Karls will get on the barbie there, they have some tongs set aside for him. There is also some ambulances stand by giving the heat. I spoke the man whose job it is to crack the whip.We should be honoured. Again, because the Queen opened the Hall of Fame, it is good to have Charlie to come back on the 25th anniversary, so, yeah, looking forward to it. Not something that you are probably going to do every day of your life, is it?The Duke and Duchess had a great time in Papua New Guinea, they didn't want to leave.Absolutely. Prince Charles said that he would be leaving with a sense of regret but also with the sound ringing in his ears of the very warm welcome that he received, while they were in PNG. Wherever they went there were warm smiles, plenty of waves and of course a lot of song and dance by the PNG locals there dressed in their traditional gear. They visited a village by the coast as well as witnessing a cultural ceremony. We understand this morning that Charles is going to a youth centre, Camilla was going to a women's refuge and she expected interest in meeting some Kokoda veterans. It was at a dinner last night where Charles warmed the ground with his fairly light- hearted comments about the fact that it was 50 years since he was last in PNG as a schoolboy. Take a listen.I first came here to Papua New Guinea as I was saying earlier today nearly 50 years ago. That worried me greatly! (LAUGHTER) And I suspect there are an awful lot of people, for instance in Australia, who had no idea that I went to school there. In 1966. Such are the things that one has to suffer as you get older. So Amelia, after the short visit to the outback it will be off to Melbourne for the Cup then visits to Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney, Canberra and New Zealand where Charles will celebrate his birthday. It is a whirlwind trip for them. Thank you so much.

We've heard a lot about the aid efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. And now Budweiser is lending a hand, offering some thirst- quenching relief. They are not turning water into wine but it is almost as miraculous - beer into water. 44,000 cases of H2O instead of brew heading to the New York New Jersey area free of charge. The plant manager is originally from New Jersey.It does mean a little bit more because I do have family that has been affected by it.It sounds novel but they have been converting beer lines to water Lions dating back to 1906. 71 million cans of water donated since 1988.It makes you feel great. A lot of people don't have opportunities to help so we look at this as an opportunity to help. They by no means alone in stepping out of their box - or can in this case. Victoria Secret known for sexy lady's wear generated attention loaning their generators to the national guard. HES is giving their gas line to rival gas stations in need. For all the corporations working out, this Bud is for you. Or in this case - well, you get the idea. There was widespread disappointment at the cancellation of the New York Marathon following Superstorm Sandy. But that hasn't stopped thousands of runners who've taken to city's Central Park in their own race. Some of them had travelled from all around the world, and after months of gruelling training they were determined to run the course.We came here for - to run, you know, and we weren't going to let the storm stop us. We came out and I think, despite what happened, we are all showing our spirit. It's the first time the marathon has been called off in 42 years. And Barack Obama's half-brother has led a special sports tournament in western Kenya, in honour of their late father. Young blind children took part in the event, held in the town once home to Obama senior. Relatives in Kenya are confident the President can win re-election. You know, we are waiting with great anticipation.We are positive that he will be re-elected.The games are held twice a year - to mark Obama's previous election win and to commemorate his inauguration.

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It's just one sleep to go until the Melbourne Cup, and excitement is sweeping the city. Live now to Clint Stanaway where crowds are gathering for the Cup Parade. Plenty of people gathering for the Cup parade.Yes, hi to you. There are some dark clouds and a little bit of rain is falling but it will not dampen the atmosphere here. The streets are awash with colour. A record crowd is expected to gather here and line the streets as the racing biggest identities, they will start on Burke Street and make their way down behind me and be presented to the big crowd at Federation Square. The international Raiders they are trying to pinch our cup but I am sure the locals will have one or two things to say about that in the big race tomorrow. Many, many people are lining the city streets here. I have been lucky to be joined by a few punters. It is a great time of year, isn't it.Very much so. I really enjoy this time of year.Where are you from?I am from Brisbane.Making the big trip down. Do you have a red hot tip?I am going to listen to the punters and listen to the tipsters and read the paper e I will find on.Are you looking forwards to itYes, it will be lovely. Super day Melbourne Cup Day is. All the colour, all the fashions, all the people, the horses, the jockeys. Everything. No -And you get a first-hand look today, enjoy it and good luck. Thank you.Just on punting, they are expected to splurge $100 million on the big race tomorrow but probably the best bet is that Melbourne will put on a great show this afternoon and tomorrow for the big race.I am sure it will. Erin mol lan joins us with the rest of the day's sport. Two of the summer's biggest events are upon us. They are, we will bring you all the action from the Melbourne Cup and tell you about the horses and what are the odds of Rob Quiney playing against South Africa in the first test? Also a crash and bash affair in

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The Australian cricket team will gather in Brisbane today but the make-up of the starting eleven against South Africa remains unclear. Rob Quiney will make his test debut, if Shane Watson doesn't recover from a calf strain. Rob Quiney, a 30-year-old Victorian opener who might have thought test cricket passed him by. If Shane Watson doesn't play he'll get a baggy green on Friday. And he knows what South Africa's about, having just scored an 85 against them for Australia A. The visitors flew from Sydney to Brisbane this morning, ready for the first test.They have a side that looks very much like the Australian side of five years ago. They have three good quicks, they have a leg spinner and they have seven batsmen and one of them is a keeper. They have a very good outfit. Australia is going to have to play well to beat them.Ricky Ponting will bat at the Gabba, selectors didn't bother bringing in a stand-by player for him. But at 37 he keeps needing to prove his credentials.Oh, think we are always under pressure at home. At the end of the day it is the top team, South Africa, taking on the third top team, and Australia has been improving. They have won something like nine of their 15 test matches under Michael Clarke so they are improving. This will be a big test for them. If they can pass it they actually go back to number one. Things are still pretty rosy for the Aussies. The injurys are the worry.He lead from the front last summer, and Clarke is confident again. He says Australia will find a way to win, regardless of who's in the Nine years after he left the club, Scott Prince is back in pre-season training with the Broncos and he's grateful for another chance. The 32-year-old halfback couldn't agree to terms with the Titans and was expecting to see out his career in the English Super League.I just have to work hard, head down, bum up and prove to the people and reinvent myself here. David Stagg is also back in the Broncos colours after four years with the Bulldogs. Melbourne Victory plays Wellington Phoenix to wrap up round five of the A-league tonight. Adelaide United is top of the standings, after a 1-nil win over defending champions Brisbane Roar.It is Dario Vidosich - it is a brilliant goal!! Against his old club. And against his father's team too, Dario Vidosich. That strike came in just the third minute, it resulted in Brisbane's second straight loss. In the English Premier League, Louis Suarez scored a classy goal for Liverpool, as they drew 1-all with Newcastle. Mark Webber's slim hopes for a Formula 1 World title are over. He crashed out of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - and he wasn't the only one. The Yas Marina circuit always provides plenty of drama, and fans only had to wait nine laps for Nico Rosberg's spectacular exit. The safety car was a common sight - Lewis Hamilton the next one to go.He shakes his head and after doing everything so right, something has gone so wrong. Webber's race finished 39 laps in - his rear tyre wiped out after getting tangled up in a 3-car smash, leaving Red Bull's only chance victory with Sebastian Vettel. But it was a big ask - the reigning world champ started the race from the pits, before charging through the ever-shrinking field.They go, wheel to wheel, they haven't touched yet, Sebastien Vettel gets himself up into third place!! That's where he'd finish as the Formula 1 fraternity welcomes it's eighth winner of the season.It is Lotus's first for the season. It is Kim like like back on top as he wins the ab dab Grand Prix.The result keeping Vettel ahead in the race for the world championship. Am looking forward to the next three races, I think we have a fantastic chance.But the F1's weren't the only ones making noise in the Middle East - there were a few choice words exchanged when the V8's hit the track but the final say went to the most dominant driver in recent history. Well done Jamie Whincup. That is win number 11 for 2012.His third victory of the weekend taking him a step closer to Supercars title number four. The annual Melbourne Cup parade will be getting underway shortly and with international horses all the rage, two local trainers say their chances are just as good. Nine's Ayrton Woolley was at track work this morning. We are now a little more than 24 hours away from the big race and some final preparations for the like of Gai Waterhouse. She of course has Glencadam Gold in tomorrow, the one-time favourite has had some issues in recent times, that hoof problem but she says he is good to go.Glencadam Gold has done extremely well. Failed in the Caulfield Cup but he did start favourite and the punters put him in as favourite so your viewers should have a token on them.And All Too Hard has taken out the begin nis the. Niwot the best in the local hopes.He is very bright and looks a picture. So, hopefully his head past the post first tomorrow.My lucky Day stormed only second back in 2010. He has had plenty of health issues since then. His trainer admitting he was unsure whether he would make this day again.They rang me from the vet and said, "Expect the worse and hope for the least", and it is not that good a situation to be in. You think maybe his insides are not crash hot but the way he looks his insides have to be glowing with glee because you can just about see your face in his coat.Plenty to look forward here tomorrow. 100,000 people expected here for the race that stops a nation. That is the day in sport.Thank you very much, we have some breaking news now. 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