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for up to 100 people missing in Tasmania's fire zone.

Three states
brace for heatwave hell. Shirts tugged, bats thrown
and the F-bomb dropped on live TV as Shane goes off. The explosive book
the church doesn't want you to see. And the blockbuster kids' movie
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Kochie and Sam. Good morning. An air-conditioned cinema
and a movie for the kids might just be the ticket
to escape the heat. More on 'ParaNorman'
later in the show.

I think a cinema, an air-conditioned cinema is the place for us all to be at the moment.

Also this morning -
it's official - better looking men get paid more.

That's my problem. Exactly, look at the difference.Just wait until you hear how much more though.Yeah, thanks, mate.We're all looking at Beretts.I don't know why.He is trying to hide behind his giant mug of coffee.

But our main focus
is the bushfire crisis in Tasmania. We'll check in with our reporters
on the ground soon, but we'll begin our coverage
with Kellie Connolly and the latest
from the Seven Newsroom. Good morning. A grim search will resume
this morning for those missing
in Tasmania's bushfire emergency. Up to 100 people
remain unaccounted for. Police are conducting a property-
by-property search for bodies with fire-affected communities
warned to expect the worst. I don't want to unduly worry
families or friends who might not had contact
with people or heard any news but we have to be realistic.

Almost 100 properties have been
destroyed, including 65 in Dunalley. Bushfire survivors have been told it's still too dangerous
to return home. Thousands have spent the night
in evacuation centres in Hobart. Many haven't seen the damage,
they've just heard of what's left. Like all the town is basically gone,
there's nothing really left. Most family and friends
that we know are safe, just not the houses. Their heartbreaking clean-up has
been delayed with roads still cut. There's concerns fires
could jump containment lines with more dangerous bushfire weather
expected over the coming days. The Prime Minister will spend today
in Tasmania, visiting fire-affected areas. Julia Gillard will tour
relief centres to speak with volunteers
and those affected by the disaster. The Government has already announced
emergency payments up to $1,000 for victims. It's important for people to know that they've got that support
if needed. Of course we are very conscious that
our emergency relief organisations do swing into action
very quickly here. The Queen's also issued a statement
extending her sympathies. Police believe a blaze that threatened homes
south-west of Melbourne last night was deliberately lit. The fire surrounded a property
at Little River. It took 130 firefighters
to bring it under control. They'll return to the site
this morning amid fears it could reignite
in hot weather. Yeah, look, Tuesday is going
to be our next spike day where it will be quite warm
and windy again. No homes were destroyed but
a car-wrecking yard was gutted. Residents across the east coast are
preparing for extreme fire danger as a heatwave continues
to push temperatures towards or past 40 degrees. New South Wales is bracing
for its worst fire conditions in a decade. You've got to go back 30 or 40 years before you can find any conditions
of a parallel. 80 bushfires are currently
burning across the state. Perfect bushfire conditions
are expected tomorrow with temperatures of 43 degrees
in Sydney with winds up to 70km/h. Police divers
have recovered the body of a man who drowned
trying to rescue two children. The 34-year-old Cranbourne West man
entered the water when the children fell from a dingy
on Lysterfield Lake in Melbourne's south-east. He disappeared beneath the water
before reaching their boat. Two other men entered the water
to help but were unable to save the man. Both children are fine.

Still to come this Sunrise -
not appy - Fears Facebook's new app encourages
sexting among teenagers. But first, here's Kochie.

Alright, thank you, Kel. Let's take a look at finance news

The Dow Jones finish said the week 43 -- finished the week 43 points stronger 43 -- finished the week 43 points stronger Saturday morning our time. US car sales topped a US car sales topped a five-year high for 2012, showing consumers are coming back into the market. European markets were stronger.

Starbucks raked up its 12th consecutive year here in Australia, paying no tax, despite a 66% increase in store profits.

Now time for a look ahead
at the week in finance. Craig James is at CommSec.
Morning. What can we expect?

What's on the agenda?Well, Kochie, there is a spattering of economic data over the week, nothing earth-shattering but enough to keep us interested over the week. Nothing of note today and trade figures tomorrow. I'm probably old enough to remember when trade figures used to move markets, nobody else in the market is old enough. They will be out Tuesday. And then wonderful Wednesday, two indicators, job vacancy figures, retail figures and new home figures. We won't find out how we did in Christmas time because these are the figures for November, not December. And the building approval figures coming out on Thursday. It is somewhat of a sleepy start to the week. Most people are coming back to their desks this week.Yes, we like that, easing back into it. Good on you, Craig, see you tomorrow.

Shane Warne will front a Cricket
Australia disciplinary hearing today over an ugly confrontation
with Marlon Samuels in the Big Bash League. Fuming over an earlier incident where Samuels grabbed
David Hussey's shirt. Warne's frustrations
boiled over on the pitch. Grab some more people,
you wanna grab some more people, (BLEEP) you, Marlon. Warne kept arguing
and making threatening gestures and tensions flared again when Samuels threw his bat
in Warne's direction. Adding to the drama, the West Indian
was later forced to retire hurt with a possible fractured eye socket after being hit by
a Lasith Malinga bouncer. The Renegades went on to defeat
Warne's Star's by nine wickets. The Central Coast Mariners
have moved four points clear on the A-League ladder with a 2-0 win over
the Western Sydney Wanderers at Parramatta Stadium. In-form striker Daniel McBreen
scored both goals for the visitors, taking his tally for the season
to 15. At AAMI Park, Melbourne Heart
nearly blew a 3-goal lead against Brisbane Roar but withstood a late fightback
to win 3-2. The big guns of tennis will be back
on the practise court at Melbourne Park today,
preparing for the Australian Open. World number two Roger Federer has opted against playing
any lead-up events Meanwhile, Sam Stosur will be out to
snap a run of four straight losses on home soil

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Just check your TV guides where you are. Boy, a bit happening in the sport, and Warnie, getting very excited. A bit of bite in the tiger yet, isn't there?I loved it, after the whole report, Warnie's team got smashed by nine wickets. Unfortunate.It was the last line. The worst thing of the whole thing is where he threw the bat.Big throw.Pretty unsportsman like.But it kind of makes me love him a bit more. That's bad.Who?Warnie. Marlon? No, throw agbat.Visa cancelled?Not that much, I'll talk to the people in the government... No, we'll let him keep playing but don't throw your bat, Marlon, bat sport.Let's get some weather, Grant is back on deck.Happy 2013! It is great to be back, strewth, though, things are, scorching at the moment. I have come back to work just because I need the air conditioning. It is going to be so hot for south eastern and southern Australia. We are talking 43 for Sydney, tomorrow, before a 20-degree change for Wednesday, when a south westerly change sweeps through and brings temperatures under control. But for Victoria and vailds New South Wales, - - and New South Wales, boy, hooly-dooly, she's a hot one.

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We are seeing the big 4-0 in many locations, including northern Victoria, the likelihood of that today and tomorrow. So big numbers, big stuff.Yes, it's already, would you believe, 26 in Perth and 25 in Adelaide. So early in the morning too. Just extraordinary the temperatures.It is exhausting that heat.You were in Wagga on the weekend?Yes, 43 both days. You can't go outside or do anything. Mack was out fighting fires.He is only getting home. He was out fighting fires all night.All the best.

Still to come - the Queen's lavish
gift to William and Kate. Plus the Spin King spins out - Shane Warne on report after losing
a match and his temper. And Tasmania's fire crisis. The Prime Minister heads
to the Apple Isle as the search continues for
a 100 people still unaccounted for.

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is positively different to the big rental car companies. The grim search continues
this morning for up to 100 people still missing
in Tasmania's bushfires. Police are going through every home
and every ruin, checking for life and they've warned the community
to expect the worst. The Prime Minister will visit
the fire-affected areas today. More than 100 properties
have been destroyed in southern parts of the state, in the worst bushfire emergency
since Black Saturday. Joining us now is Sunrise
correspondent Nick Etchells and Tasmanian Fire Services
chief officer Mike Brown. Good morning. Mike, is there any update
on the search for those missing?

Good morning. No, all I can really let you know is up to yesterday, they were searching many homes, particularly in the Dunalley area. They intend to move on to the Fiorente Peninsula later today. -- Forester Independent later. The message about the 100 missing, there are still people unaccounted for, that is possibly due to a late setup of the red cross's system. Anyone associated with the Dunalley fire is asked to ring the Red Cross 1 800 number so we can get accounting for everyone who was managed through the recovery system.Give us an update on the fire activity at the moment. Areas still causing concern?There is still, the fire that is burning at the moment through the Tasmania Peninsula is massive in size, well over 20,000 hectares at the moment. The southern boundary is burn through if you like, the middle of the Tasmania Peninsula, which is very thick heavy forest. It is going to be very different to access that and put it out. So the focus will be protecting communities.The Prime Minister is due to arrive later today. The Government has announced disaster payments for those affected by the bushfires?That's right. The Prime Minister will be getting down here this morning just after 10:00. She is going to do, be here for a one-day tour and will visit, obviously, the fire-affected communities. And people in the relief centres. Also, the volunteers. Yesterday, her office announced these grants for people affected by the fires. Look, these are not grants to rebuild your house or to get your business up and running again, we are talking $ running again, we are talking $1 thousand frr for for -- $ thousand frr for for -- $1,000 for adults and $ adults and $400 for kids, people have lost all their clothes. They have no food, no telephone sometimes. So it is just to get people by in the interim but surely, hopefully, that can get out quickly and can be of some use.Alright, and just quickly, Nick, how are local residents coping?Yes, Kochie, I think, probably shock is the way to describe that. I spoke with a chap yesterday who had a holiday park. He's come back to discover all of his unierates gone. His business is gone. He has now got no way of making a living. You just think these making a living. You just think these things are these things are never going to happen to you, he said, but here we are. He is in shock but they are banding together.Our thoughts to them. It must have been a fast-moving fire. We will check in with you later.

Still to come - it's official -
better-looking men are paid more. But just wait till you see
how much more.

Gee!It is a hard life, isn't it?

Plus, the rare disease that's paralysed well-known priest
Father Bob. How you can help him walk again. And Warnie loses his temper on field but that could be the least
of his worries. The details are ahead on Sunrise.

Here's Nev.
He's a bit of a Trekkie. After gaming all night,
he's popped in for brekkie. Two snag patties, tasty bacon
and barbie sauce. It's the new Aussie BBQ Brekkie Roll. Part of the new Aussie range for a limited time.

The gender pay gap
has been making news but what about the beauty pay gap? Apparently, handsome men earn
about $32,000 more than their average looking mates. Blokes who are physically attractive
command a salary of nearly $82,000 compared with $50,000
for more plain men. Are you surprised by this?

Yes.No.Don't you reckon?What's not to love? Isn't beauty in the eyes of the beholder? What is better looking.? There are studies of those who are taller making more money too. To, if you are good looking, do you carry more confidence?Never been an issue. You're both handsome to us.What about women.Oh, shut up.Don't say that, Sam, we've got delusional hotness syndrome.Isn't it true, men look in the mirror and see the best, women look in the mirror and see the worst.That's the problem.

Bernard Tomic's love life
is making headlines this morning. The tennis ace appears
to have coupled up with a new blonde bombshell. Chelsey Grbcic
is a glamorous Gold Coast beauty, who's the daughter
of a local real-estate mogul. His ex-girlfriend Donay Meijer
was also a blonde Gold Coast glamour from a well-known
real estate family. So, does this prove
Tomic has a type?

Do you know what? They talk about bombshells but she is also a law student. She's a smart girl. Maybe that's his type?He is attracted to. You just presume that blokes get attracted to beauty rather than brains. Thank you, Kel for pointing it out.Handy if you got both.A law degree? And her modellike figure. He's living the dream, Bernard. RfrjtsHabeas corpus.Yes, the tennis.OK...

Trouble's brewing for Shane Warne
this morning. 'The Herald Sun' says he could cost
his Twenty20 cricket team a partnership with Victoria's
road safety body, the TAC. The Spin King was clocked
doing 165km/h in Scotland. That's more than 50 kays
over the speed limit. The incident happened
back in September but it's only just come
to light now, and so the TAC is now reviewing
its links with the Melbourne Stars.

But Warnie's troubles don't end there. He is also facing charges over a big bash rr

He's also facing charges over
a Big Bash clash with Marlon Samuels during the Stars and Renegades match
last night. The row unfolded after Samuels
grabbed David Hussey's shirt to hold him back from a second run. When Samuels was batting later, Warney hit back, grabbing
at his shirt and swearing at him before umpires intervened. In the next over,
Warney threw a ball at Samuels. Samuels threw his bat at Shane. Both players are expected
to be charged over the stoush.

But it was pretty fiery scenes in front of a huge crowd at the MCG. Was it a big crowd?Yes, Was it a big crowd?Yes,.So it is popular?Very much so. Before start of play, there were 36,000 people inside and it grew.Maybe the heat was getting to them? Pretty fiery, isn't it? A lot of bat and ball throwing going on.Who needs world champion wrestling when you ask mix it with cricket.The Big Bash living up to its name.

Still to come - the latest on the search for people
missing in Tasmania's bushfires. And the heatwave forecast
for the days ahead. Plus not appy - fears Facebook's new app
encourages sexting among teenagers. And Bieber busted - the teen star caught
on camera lighting up. But what was he smoking?

Kellie Connolly has the latest news
now on Sunrise. Hello again. Police will resume their search
for survivors this morning with up to 100 people still missing
in the Tasmania bushfire emergency. Authorities believe many have simply
failed to register their details. I think the messages about
the 100 people being missing is that there are people
still unaccounted for that was probably more so
due to a late set up of the Red Cross's national
registration systems. They're asking survivors to ring
the Red Cross on 1800 727 077. The Prime Minister will visit
Tasmania today. She'll tour evacuation centres and
meet with volunteers and survivors. Ms Gillard will also view
the damage - more than 100 homes and properties
have been destroyed in southern parts of the state. Many bushfire survivors still don't
know whether they've lost homes. Those who fled the flames on Friday
have been told Roads remain closed
as bushfires to burn out of control. Came up on Friday and haven't been
able to get back since. I really don't know what's happened
to my house. Those who stayed to fight the fires have been told if they leave,
they won't be allowed back in. Residents across three states are
preparing for extreme fire danger this week as a heatwave pushes temperatures
beyond 40 degrees. For more on this I'm joined by NSW Rural Fire Service
commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and Commissioner Craig Lapsley from the Victorian
Country Fire Authority. Shane, New South Wales is looking
at its worst fire conditions in a decade.

That's exactly right. We're going to see, probably see, tomorrow, widespread areas of New South Wales the subject of total fire bans. We have got more than 500 fire fighters across fire grounds, dealing with more than 20 fires, uncontain said. With the extraordinary lightening activity across western New South Wales last night, we are expecting to detect more fires this morning as we see the aerial reconnaissance flights get up and cover parts of the country.Victoria is expecting a hot one today. Where are the dangers there?All in the northern part of the State of Origin but tomorrow is the key one, we will move to severe fire danger. In particular, the north part. Like New South Wales we will chase lightening strikes in the northern part. We have got a fire in northern part. We have got a fire the area between gamier and Port Hedland. We have had some difficulties getting control. We will be working on that. Anyone in the south-west of Victoria needs to get local information about roads closed or smoke in the area and just general advice in travelling in that area.Craig and Shane, thank you.

Hollywood's awards season has
kicked off in California as stars headed to the Palm Springs
International Film Festival. Aussie actor Naomi Watts
was honoured on the night, receiving the Desert Palm
Achievement Award for Acting. This comes after her performance
in the new film 'The Impossible' based on the Boxing Day tsunami
in Indonesia.

Finance news now, the Dow finished 43 points

US car sales for 2012 were at a 5-year high.

Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Cricket Australia's expected to come
down hard on Shane Warne today following his ugly exchange
with Marlon Samuels during the
Big Bash's Melbourne Derby. Angry over an incident where Samuels
grabbed David Hussey's shirt, the Stars' skipper exploded when the
West Indian arrived at the crease. Grab some more people,
you wanna grab some more people. (BLEEP) you, Marlon. The pair kept trading insults
and threatening gestures and tempers flared again
when Samuels threw his bat. and the next minute I decided to get
out of the way of that bat.

But, you know, it was all stuff in But, you know, it was all stuff the heat of the moment.

Samuels was forced to retire hurt after being struck by
a Lasith Malinga bouncer. The Renegades clinched top spot
on the ladder with a 9-wicket win. Australian selectors have defended
their decision to axe Mike Hussey from the one-day side
for the series against Sri Lanka. Hussey farewelled
international cricket in yesterday's test win at the SCG and insists he's not bitter
at being denied a farewell tour. It would have been nice to play but I totally understand where the
selectors are going so no worries. The overriding factor is what's best
for Australian cricket and we're very mindful of moving
forward to the 2015 World Cup. Brad Haddin's part of the 13-man
squad while Michael Clarke, David Warner
and Matthew Wade have been rested. Bernard Tomic will begin his assault
on the world tennis rankings at this week's
Apia International Sydney. The 20-year-old has set his sights
on breaking into the top 10 and believes he's capable
of winning the Sydney event. Meanwhile, Andy Murray says he'll
head into the Australian Open more relaxed than in years gone by after taking out his second straight
Brisbane International.

The tennis is on 7TWO today, check our your guides for a great day of tennis. Grant is back today and raring to get going at Stanwell Tops.Just thinking what it will be like when Sydney experiences an astonishing 43 degrees tomorrow as the heat wave pum the heat wave pommels from the south, Victoria hot, 32 today but significantly warmer as you head north, up to 40 in the north of the state. A hot two days ahead. But a beautiful spot standing on a beautiful location. The only thing, this hill could possibly need, I reckon, is someone to jump off. Charley, that is you. Check this out, paragliding, so simple, so graceful, so beautiful. Laork at that, Charley sits up there like he is in a lounge chair and experiencing the wide beyond. It is an astonishing form. You are used to experiencing parachuting as a descending thing, an emergency device but here, you can fly like that for hours over the national park and coastline of Australia. 42 in Sydney tomorrow, it is a warm one, everybody, so take care. Let's look at the forecast.

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Troughs are generating a few showers
and storms in WA, the Top End, central Australia
and western New South Wales. These troughs are also keeping
much of inland Australia very hot and are drawing heat
to the south coast. A Tasman high is sending
onshore winds and showers onto the Queensland coast.

A very hot one tomorrow. Showers developing and cooler Wednesday.

See you at Stanwell Tops in half an hour with more forecasts for Australia.Thank you.

Ahead the rare condition that's struck much-loved
Catholic Priest Father Bob. Plus, fears Facebook's new app
encourages sexting among teenagers. We'll explain the risks. And, the Prime Minister heads
to Tasmania to inspect the fire devastation as authorities continue
to search for those missing.

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with a top of 40.

The Prime Minister will visit
fire-ravaged Tasmania today in the wake of the weekend's
devastating bushfires. She arrives as authorities
continue to search for up to 100 people
feared missing. It's Australia's worst
bushfire emergency since Black Saturday
in Victoria. The Federal Government has activated
disaster-recovery payments for those affected by the fires. For the latest I'm joined by
Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells and Seven News reporter
Amanda Abate. Good morning. Nick, what is the latest
on those missing?

Look, that figure of 100, what authorities are saying is that they are not, they are very cautious about the way they are putting this. The 100 people uncounted for, now, the Red Cross set up a service where people could register so they would know who was in the fire zone and that was set up quite late. There that was set up quite late. are also a lot of areas where the phone lines are down, there is no mobile phone reception. So obviously, they are hopeful people might have gone to a neighbour's house that did survive the fire and they haven't been accounted for. Obviously, the search continues for those people, and also, sadly, through the remains of these houses where police have been going from house to house searching for human remains. Authorities are saying, 100 people are missing, it is not as alarming as it sounds but there could be some deaths here.Tell us about the Prime Minister's visit. When will she arrive and where will she go?She will arrive after 10:00, the exact itinerary hasn't been released by her office but she will visit volunteers and visit refuge centres where people who have fled their homes are now. She will also visit the fire-ravaged area. Locals were a bit sceptical they would get any government attention this soon after the fire so they will be very happy she has arrived.Amanda, tell us how resident are coping?Despite the devastation here at the evacuation centre, there is a real sense of optimism and gratitude for support that has been pouring in from right across the country. Dozens slept here at city hall on sleeping bags, bean bags and inflatable mattresss. They are offered food, counselling, everything they need to get them through. Many of the people here are visitors to Tasmania. So they were evacuated from the Tasmania Peninsula and they had nowhere to go. But there are some who here survived the bushfires and have nowhere to go. Some are waiting to hear from loved ones to see they are safe.Any idea how long the recoveryeft is expected to take Well, a specialist fire recovery team from New South Wales has flown in to help assess how widespread the damage is and how many homes have been destroyed. As nick mentioned police and troops are going building to building, home to home to check for bodies, simply. But right now, that is what the focus is on. It could be days, even weeks, before some communities are able to return to their homes to see what is left. Thank you for now but we will check in later. Here is Kellie.Thank you, Kochie.

There are fears
thousands of teenagers could be putting themselves at risk by using apps that encourage
so-called sexting. Snap Chat started the craze which allows users to send
pictures or video for free. Facebook has since launched its own
version, an app called Poke. It's claimed
the apps are safe because the images automatically
disappear after a few seconds. But experts are warning the safeguards
can easily be over-ridden allowing those receiving the images
to save them permanently. Sunrise parenting expert
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg joins us for more on this. Michael, 20 million images
are sent on Snap Chat every day.

Hugely popular.

There are fears the Facebook version
will become even more popular. Are you convinced either
of these are safe?

No, neither of them are safe. You have got this lethal combination of immature teenage brains, a camera and this risk-taking propensity combined with peer pressure. It is the perfect storm for cyberbullying. I think it is going to become the bane of educator's existence in 2013.There are concerns the apps encourage teenagers to send explicit material because they tink it can vanish. Is there evidence of this? Yes, we have tumbler blogs full of the images. People put out quests on Twitter to get them sent. I can take a nude picture of Kochie.Please don't.Well, I could. If you are quick. Enough and I send it to you, you can save it.I can Watch it for hours later.For hours on end. So the whole idea anything you do online is private is ludicrous. This is something, I think, that is something that should well and truly be looked at by law enforcement. Because it is encouraging kids to break the law. There is no such thing as safe sexting.What can be done?With anything you have got to make sure you have the lines of communication open between parents and kids. Talk to them about privacy and safety often and keep up the conversation. I personally believe this is something that won't go away. It is something we have to look at in terms of educating kids. I have I look at in terms of educating kids. I have been talking about a driver's licence thing for a while. Before they get these, they should get a driver's licence so they can see the dangers.Thank you.

Now to a battle for one of
Australia's most well-known faces. Father Bob Maguire is facing
a huge personal battle after being diagnosed
with a rare blood condition. It's called CIPD and it attacks
the insulation around the nerves. Father Bob has lost feeling in his
legs, which is a common symptom. So what's the treatment
for this condition? Father Bob and his doctor,
Wesley Thevathsan, join me. Father Bob,
how are you feeling?

Yeah, I'm feeling real good, just I can't move, which is a bit of a problem. But the mouth moves, that's the main thing.That is the main thing. How are you going to fight this condition? I'm in the hands of Dr Wesley here and the team here at Cabrini and it is what it is about. I have been working with street people and it requires team work. This reminds me of that. It reminds me of how close dh condition is. Even Tasmania, it is going to require a team. We will only win these struggles if we work together. You are a fighter. If anyone can get through this, you can. Wesley, can you talk us through the treatment? It is called CIPD, which stands for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. And in the condition, the immune system attacks the insulilation on the nerves, it means the nerves can't fire properly. This causes weakness. In father Bobb's case, it renders him bed-bound and unable to walk.Is there treatment for this? Thankfully, there is an effective treatment available. And it is another gift that we can thank our blood donors for. What we do is take their good healthy antibodies and use those and infuse those antibodies in order to fight off the bad elements in the i commune system that are causing the disease.--The immune system.You should be up and about shortly?I love people, if they want to support me, which they have over the years, it would be terrific if we can join Bob's blood club. I'm going to use a lot of blood. I don't want people taking all the blood, like the Tasmania fire victims' blood. I got to please ask people to go to the blood bank and to and to contribute so that I won't be taking more that belongs to other people. So can we all join the Bob's blood club.Too right.Thank you to Cabrini for having me here.I am sure it is their pleasure.I bet you are the best patient too. You be nice to the doctors and nurses, Father Bob, be a good patient.I got to be nice, because I'm in their hands.Look at Wesley, he doesn't know what to say.Thanks for looking after us.Do you say grace for everyone when your dinner tray comes in?Indeed, I will be saying grace before the blood comes in.All the best.Thanks comrades.What a great message too. Blood supplies are running short, always over new year and Christmas holidays. So take his advice.He is such a good bloke and does so much if everybody else. -- does so much for everybody else.

Ahead on Sunrise - heatwave hell - the summer scorcher
hits three states. Plus breaking news from Sydney
as homes are evacuated over fears gas bottles could explode
in a factory fire. And Bieber busted - the teen star caught
on camera lighting up. But what was he smoking?

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Who's recovering on a Sunday afternoon after a big Saturday night. Speaking of hard partying, I follow him on Twitter.Yes, we watch.Someone else has been partying, Justin Bieber has been snapped. Could it ruin his good-boy image. Funny-looking tobacco.He was in the company of a rapper named Lill Twist, who his friends are worried he might be a bad influence on him. He appears to be smoking an illegal substance in the photographs published on the TMZ web site. His people have said nothing about it. Interesting, it was taken the day after the paparazzo was killed trying to chase Justin in his Ferrari. Interestingly, Lil Twist was the fellow driving the Ferrari and they claimed Justin was indulging in marijuana. The good news, he, " news, he, "Still good to his fans and he went to visit a little girl, a fan suffering from leukaemia and he visited her before the concert. Well, Lil Twist might be a bad influence?Lil Bit.

Dame Helen Mirren has had
a great start to the year with two prestigious film awards
already under her belt. What can you tell us?

There is Oscar buzz brewing tprer for her role in 'Hitchcock' where she plays his wife. She got a star on the walk of fame. When you stagger out of the Pig and whistle Pub, and also, the Palm Springs Film Festival awardered her an award.

Still ahead on Sunrise
this morning... The desperate search
for up to 100 people missing in Tasmania's fire zone. Three states
brace for heatwave hell. Shirts tugged, bats thrown
and the F-bomb dropped on live TV as Shane goes off.

The explosive book
the church doesn't want you to see. And the blockbuster kids' movie
for the holidays. MOVIE CLIP: Can you see ghosts,
like, all the time? Yeah. Awwwesome!

But 'ParaNorman'
is not your average animation as you'll see on
Monday 7 January 2013.

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? Tasmania Firefighters to ride to Tasmania?Even on their holidays, they are raising money for cancer research, they started in Brisbane and heading home to Hobart.We'll send them off very soon. Our main focus is the fire crisis in Tasmania.These blokes are needed down there. We will check in with our reporters on the ground soon but now we will continue with our news coverage.

Weather will not be on the side
of Tasmanian firefighters in the coming days. As Tasmania continues to burn there are grave fears
for missing loved ones. And a warning - expect the worst. I don't want to unduly worry
families or friends who might not had contact
with people or have heard any news but we have to be realistic. Overnight, the Forcett blaze
was again upgraded to the highest alert level - threatening the community
of Taranna. There is still problems
about getting fire vehicles into the Tasman Peninsula to work more on protecting
properties and protecting assets. More than 60,000 hectares
of bushland has already been burnt out
by the fires. Dunalley - the worst hit -
with 65 properties destroyed. Shocking. And I...I used to live there
a couple of days ago. It's just completely gone. You could see it.
It was like Usain Bolt, just whoosh. I put my photo albums and, ah...
and a few special things like that in the cars. Down the road at Murdunna, more than
20 homes burned to the ground. Volunteer firefighter Luke Millar's
property was one of them. There's only so much you can do
when the wind is that strong and the heat... I knew there was a fair range trees
in local properties around our area. A long and painful recovery
lies ahead. Thousands of people have spent
another restless night in evacuation centres. Their lives been turned upside down and really there's nothing
they can do. Because that's what fire does. The Prime Minister will spend today
in Tasmania, visiting fire-affected areas. Julia Gillard
will tour relief centres to speak with volunteers
and those affected by the disaster. The Government has already announced
emergency payments up to $1,000 for victims. It's important for people to know that they've got that support
if needed.

Of course, we are very conscious that our emergency relief
organisations do swing into action
very quickly here. Thousands of people spent last night
in evacuation centres. An exclusion zone has been set up
and homes evacuated in Sydney's west over fears of a gas explosion
in a factory fire at Rosehill. The blaze started in
a spray painting booth and spread in the factory which
is used to refill LPG gas bottles. Six fire crews are on the scene. Roads have been blocked off
and drivers warned to stay away as smoke drifts from the building. Firefighters across the east coast are preparing
for extreme fire danger as a heatwave pushes temperatures
in some towns above 45 degrees. New South Wales is bracing for its
worst fire conditions in a decade and there are fears lightening
strikes could ignite blazes. Firefighting resources
are already stretched with Victoria and New South Wales
sending firefighters to Tasmania to help fight the blaze.

Police believe

was deliberately lit. The fire surrounded a property
at Little River, it took 130 firefighters
to bring it under control. They'll return to the site
this morning amid fears
it could reignite in hot weather. Yeah, look, Tuesday is going
to be our next spike day where it will be quite warm
and windy again. No homes were destroyed but
a car wrecking yard was gutted. New South Wales Police say a fire
in Sydney's inner west last night could have been deliberate. Police arrived at the blaze at the
Eagle Boys on King Street in Newtown just before midnight. Witnesses say they saw
a silver-coloured car in the area just before the fire broke out. The blaze caused
$10,000 worth of damage. Police divers have recovered
the body of a man who drowned trying
to rescue two children. The 34-year-old Cranbourne West man
entered the water when the children fell from a dingy
on Lysterfield Lake He disappeared beneath the water
before reaching their boat. Two other men entered the water
to help but were unable to save the man. Both children are fine.

Soon on Sunrise - how Aussie scientists have helped
create a new cancer-fighting drug which causes tumours
to self-destruct. But first, here's Beretts.

The

Shane Warne will front a Cricket
Australia disciplinary hearing today over an ugly confrontation
with Marlon Samuels in the Big Bash League. Fuming over an earlier incident where Samuels grabbed
David Hussey's shirt, Warne's frustrations
boiled over on the pitch. Grab some people,
you wanna grab some more people. (BLEEP) you, mate. Warne kept arguing
and making threatening gestures and tensions flared again when Samuels threw his bat
in Warne's direction. Adding to the drama, the West Indian
was later forced to retire hurt with a possible fractured eye socket after being hit by
a Lasith Malinga bouncer. The Renegades went on to defeat
Warne's Star's by nine wickets. The Central Coast Mariners
have moved four points clear on the A-League ladder with a 2-0 win over
the Western Sydney Wanderers at Parramatta Stadium. In-form striker Daniel McBreen
scored both goals for the visitors, taking his tally for the season
to 15. At AAMI Park, Melbourne Heart nearly blew
a 3-goal lead against Brisbane Roar but withstood a late fightback
to win 3-2.

The big guns of tennis will be back
on the practise court at Melbourne Park today,
preparing for the Australian Open. World number two Roger Federer has opted against playing
any lead-up events but says he won't go
into the tournament underdone. Meanwhile, Sam Stosur will be out to
snap a run of four straight losses on home soil

at the Apia International Sydney
today. Stosur's match against Zheng Jie is part of today's live coverage
of the Apia International Sydney. The action begins on 7TWO from 11am
Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

just double check that time where you are as well. There you go, a big day of tennis. Great time of year. Can't wait for next Monday.Yes, we are going to be in Melbourne for the start of start are going to be in Melbourne for the start the Open?Yes, kick things off. Now, Grant is back on deck today.You don't muck around, do you you? First day of work and you're already throwing me off a cliff. It's going to be a good 2013 by the looks of it. Anthony, you ready to go.Yep.Okey-doke, welcome to paragliding, ladies and gentlemen. In your hands.

Oh! Look at this. # Fly # Up, up # Here we go # With the tiniest bit of fiddling, we are now up and at 'em over this gorgeous cliff. The warm thermalles of the morning, the heat coming up from Victoria for the next couple of days, bringing the 40 degree temperatures, right behind me, I'm man-spooning with a man of twi twenty-three years experience. How does it feel for you back there? Fantastic.I bet it does. Have a look at that, ladies and gentlemen. Have a look at the

this is where I have got the perfect vantage point to take a good look what is happening weather-wise around the country. Three states with astonishing temperatures, 40 degrees in many location, severe fire dangers as we look at the forecast arounds this gorgeous country of ours.

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It's kind of something you normally do associate with an emergency, being under a parachute like that but this is the opposite of being extreme or death-defying. It is a very peaceful experience. There are the guys who do the Red Bull, extreme paragliding and it possible to do tricks. What do?Wing overs, spirals, and acrobatics but you need thermals but we are too close to the ground, with a few thousand feet you can really go to town.I don't can really go to town.I don't know what your morning is like where you are, Australia.You keep it simple out there, no tricks, thank you.

There are grave fears this morning for a number of people still missing
in Tasmania's disastrous bushfires. Police are searching the ruins of
more than 100 homes and properties. They have not ruled out
lives have been lost in what's been described as
Australia's worst bushfire emergency since Black Saturday. Later this morning, the Prime Minister will tour
the damaged areas. And firefighters from
New South Wales and Victoria have arrived in the state
to help with recovery efforts. Joining me now is the Tasmanian Fire
Services chief officer Mike Brown along with Seven News reporter
Amanda Abate and Sunrise correspondent
Nick Etchells. Good morning. Mike, is there any update
on those people who are missing?

Look, I think we've got to be careful with this and not too alarmist. What has happened a lot of people in the fire-affected areas relocated and have since been located somewhere else safe. They've contacted maybe some friends or relatives but will still have friends or relatives call in and say, "I haven't heard from such and such." What we need people to do is phone in and register with the national registration and inquiry service on 180727, 077. It is there for friends and relatives who may want to inquire about the those in the affected area. But went to a community fire rescue briefly and moved on, we still want you to move on so we can account for you. We expect many people have returned home, possibly returned back to mainland states if they were on holidays but we want them to call in so we can account for everyone. Let's hope they are all safe. Nick, where is the Prime Minister due to touch down and where will she visit? She is going to be taking off from Canberra at 8:30. It should get her down here just after 10:00. The plan is if her to visit refuge centres and also with volunteers and to take a tour through the fire-affected region. Her office yesterday announced there would be some relief payments to people affected by this disaster. $1,000 is the figure for adults $ adults $400 for children.What are the conditions like this morning? Very different. It is really cold this morning. At the moment, it is 12 degrees. Obviously, that is good for fire fighting but there has been an ironic issue this morning. On the radio, they were talking how it is difficult radio, they were talking how it is difficult while the dew was on the ground to light backburning lines, containment lines but it is a temporary problem. The forecast today is for today is for 25 degrees which is much better conditions as firefighters try to get containment lines arounds the blazes burns.What a difference a day makes. Amanda, how are the people vakted coping? Well, it is an anxious wait for for many residents in the worst-affected areas. They are waiting to return home and don't know what they will see when they do. Hundreds have spent the last few days here at an evacuation centre at city hall. They are being offered counselling, emotional are being offered counselling, emotional support, financial support and everything they need to get them through. Understandably, many are still in shock but there is an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the overwhelming sense of gratitude for the support that has been flowing in from the country. And of course, the hard-working fightfighting and rescue crews working around the clock.Is there any indication how long the recovery effort will take? It is difficult to say. It is difficult to say. The fire threat is still real and far from over. So that remains a priority. Police and Defence Force rr troops are going through home by home to survey the damage. It could be days before the community can return home. Anyone wanting to help can do so through the Red Cross. They set up a Tasmania bushfire appeal for 2013. You can go to the web site, redcross.org or phone them on 180700.Shocking to see a community wiped out like that. Are there any community at risk?There are. We still have many kilometres of active fire front burning and while conditions overnight have been benign, there has been fires burning, particularly Lake Repulse and it has been put in to put containment on the fires. Hopefully we are in a better position in we are in a better position in the next 24 hours.Sounds like the weather is turning in your favour. Talk to you soon.

And the extreme heat
is set to stick around for most of Australia this week. Temperatures in three states
are expected to hit 40 and beyond. Let's go now to Josh Fisher
from the Weatherzone, New South Wales Rural Fire Service
commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and commissioner Craig Lapsley from
Victoria's Country Fire Authority. Good morning to you all. Josh, let's start with you first. How high will temperatures reach
in our capital cities today and tomorrow?

Temperatures will rise across the capital cities for today and tomorrow. Alice Springs has temperatures around 43 and will push south. Today Adelaide 42 and 43 in Melbourne. But not reaching Sydney yet, only 26 for today but the temperatures will be rising across New South Wales tomorrow as hot westerly winds drag the heat into New South Wales. So for Sydney tomorrow, a top of 33. tomorrow, a top of 33.Yish -- 43, so looking at temperatures rises across New South Wales tomorrow.

Commissioner Fitzsimmons, tomorrow's
the big one for New South Wales. How dangerous are fire conditions
expected to be then?

Look, we are going to experience conditions like we haven't seen for many many years, David. Given that we've got this plentiful supply of fuel, particularly grassland fuel, across much of the bad-weather areas, fires will start very easily and spread very quickly. And the tragedy we've seen unfold in Victoria is just such a stark reminder that we are well and truly in the bushfire danger period. We have got awful conditions coming our way and people need to be prepared. How should people be prepared? Good give us some tips?The principal is a bushfire survival plan. Have a conversation with your family. Know what is you need to do now and know what it is you need to do before the fire is at the back door. Decisions left to the last minute with all the anxiety and fear is sadly, where history shows, lives are lost and things go wrong. It is about preparing your paurpt property and making -- your property and making sure your individual circumstances are assessed. Everyone is different. Your fissionical condition, -- physical condition, psychological state, do you have young people in the home, how well was your home constructed to withstand fire? It helps you have a conversation and make decisions when conditions are calm and you haven't got the fire bearing down on you.Great advice. Commissioner, you had a hot week last week, you are in for another hot one today. What areas are of most concern to you?The northern part of Victoria is the key part. Mildura on the Murray River right across to Wodonga and Korryong have had weather conditions in the high 40s. It is ongoing. Tuesday, like New South Wales, is our key day in northern parts of Victoria. Severe fire rating and total fire ban in the district. We rely heavily on people thinking about where they are, and thinking about what they should do. I emphasise, one of the most important things to understand is the fire-danger rating system, a national system, when we talk about severe, we have got severe, we have got document that describe what it means and what people should do. I encourage people to understand that, know what they are, what they should do but know the fire rating danger.Does the fire rating system, say for Victoria, change from region to region? Is there a web site you can go and check up on itYes, it is a national system. So it is consistently used and by weather districts. So in Victoria, go to the CFA web site. And it has got in there the four-day fire rating, so a 4-day forecast. The Weather Bureau the same. The nine weather districts across Victoria and an individual fire rating for each of the districts. For tomorrow, most will be in the severe. The only one that won't be severe are some in eastern gipslands.That is a terrific tip. We can Do a lot of the research ourselves. Josh, what is causing the extended heat? How much longer will it stick around forWe have seen the heat building up over the past few months. Very dry conditions for the late winter and right into spring. This has led to a significant build up of heat over central Australia. It is pushing south and east across the country. So Melbourne and Adelaide will see their hottest day today but a weak change tomorrow, cooling temperatures slightly while Sydney will see the hottest temperatures before the change midweek. But even Thursday and Friday, heating up back across the capitals.Thank you, gentlemen, for the information. Great trips as well. Realry appreciate your time. -- really appreciate your time.

A teenager who was poisoned from a cocktail laced with methanol
in Indonesia has died. Liam Davies had been fighting
for his life in a Perth hospital after being urgently flown back
from the island of Lombok near Bali. The 19-year-old had been celebrating
the new year with mates at a local bar

when he drank the cocktail. It's the latest in a string
of methanol poisoning incidents in the past 18 months. Just last month another Australian
school leaver was blinded after drinking the local concoction. For more on the dangers of methanol, Sunrise GP Ginni Mansberg
joins us now. Morning, Ginni.

What causes methanol poisoning?

Because it builds up in the blood. Not the methanol itself, which takes one to two minutes to be dissolved into the liver, but something far more toxic. 24 later -- 24 hours later it damages the eyes and the brain in particular. It is not like you have to be hammered on the stuff to be sick. Some don't need to drink much to be incredibly sick.You don't know your drink has been spiked. They do it as a cheap way to raise the alcohol level.Given it is coming from the locals, and a problem with the distillation process I would look at mainhy bottled spirits you can see. So I would avoid local stuff. Make sure you are with a friend. Not just while drinking but the next day, you want to make sure someone is in contact with you in case you need help.Another medical story this morning.

And Aussie scientists
have helped develop a drug that makes cancer cells
self-destruct. How big a breakthrough is this?

This is Nabiaclax which has been around in trials for lymphoma and certain forms of leukaemia, the big problem, while it made the cancer cell k-dstructs, it made your platelets, the blood cells self destruct. They couldn't role it out big time because people would bleed to death. The scientists have altered it, now the platelets won't self destruct, now we can role it out. Lymphoma and leukaemia can kills and this is the only thing that might help.When can we get st? Not yet. They have only come out with the modification so now we are looking at trials over the next couple of years.Thank you.

Shane Warne is in hot water both
on and off the field this morning. The Spin King looks set
to cost his Twenty20 team a road safety sponsorship deal after he was caught speeding. He's also facing charges over
a fiery clash at the big bash. For more on this, I'm joined by
Seven News reporter Nick McCallum and Beretts. Good morning. He's facing charges over an on-field
fight with Marlon Samuels at the Big Bash. Nick, what happened?

I was actually there last night, Sam. It was quite extraordinary. The type of thing you expect at a footy game, not a cricket game. It all started when the Stars were batting, Marlon tried to prevent David Hussey, apparently from taking a seconds. When Marlon came out to bat, Warnie gave him a absolute verbal spray. A few balls later ran up to him, threw the ball under arm in a return and hit him. Samuels responded by throwing his bat down the pitch. The two came at each other, head-to-head, the umpires had to separate the two of them. The interesting thing, it was a very eventful night for Samuels because a couple of overs later he was struck by a bouncer and went to hospital with a supected broken eye socket. There was a disciplinary hearing at the end of the game, it went for about an hour. No result yet. Authorities will interview Samuels when he is well enough and out of hospital.I imagine quite exciting to be in the crowd?It was a grumpy old man moment from Warnie and a little sad. In the old days, he didn't have to do this sort of stuff.Beretts, not-so-metro behaviour from Warnie? What charges? They will throw the book at him. Every behavioural charge will be thrown at him. It was perfectly described, Nick, what took place on the MCG in front of that massive crowd last night. But now it is over and being analysed by Cricket Australia, they did sit them down for a an hour and they are not done. This morning they will pick it apart and line-up the list of charges for them both.OK, I was going to say Marlon Samuels as well. What did Warnie say?He played it as any veteran of the game would, as if nothing happened, very unstated. Cool down now, mate.What you meant to do? He just walked out of his crease. Just trying to get something happening, mate.Got something happening.There was a lot.Beretts, I want to take you up on one thing, it is a circus, the whole thing is a circus, set up for entertainment, I think whatever he gets will be a little slap on the wrist. They love it. Cricket Australia will jump up and down squasay, " and down squasay, "We don't condone it." But they love it.The crowd, it was extraordinary.Yes, there has been a lot of talk of crowds being down, particularly in Melbourne, over 46,500 there last night. The atmosphere was electric from word go and they went nuts when Warnie went nuts.It is not good sportsmanship butee love to watch it. The trouble keeps coming for Warnie, caught doing over 53km/h over the speed limit in his Jag War?Yes, - it didn't become public until last weekend. Of course, Warnie was the public face of a TAC public safety program, home safely. And the Stars chief said over the weekend, she was very disappointed, she didn't know about it before the launch and they wouldn't have got involved. They are going to meet the Stars over the sponsorship, so Warnie may have cost the sponsorship as a result of this incident.Will be having a reflective day, no doubt.That's a nice way of putting it.

Ahead, the very latest
on the Tasmania fires and the rest of this morning's news,
sport and weather. Plus, it's official -
better-looking men get paid more. But just wait till you hear
how much more. And inside the secretive world
of Scientology. A new book uncovers
new controversies, including evidence church leaders
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News headlines now with Kellie. Hello again. Police say they've now located
nearly all of the people feared missing in
the Tasmania bushfire emergency. Most of the 100 people
who were unaccounted for last night have now been found safe and well. I think the messages about
the 100 people being missing is that there are people
still unaccounted for was probably more so due
to a late set up

of the Red Cross's national
registration systems. They now hold serious concerns
for the handful still missing. The Prime Minister will fly
to Tasmania and visit affected towns today. More than 100 homes and properties
have been destroyed. Many bushfire survivors still don't
know exactly what they've lost. Those who fled the flames on Friday have been told it's still
too dangerous to return home. Came up on Friday and haven't
been able to get back since. I really don't know
what's happened to my house. Those who stayed to fight the fires
have been told if they leave,
they won't be allowed back in. Roads remain closed as firefighters
continue to battle bushfires in southern parts of the state. To Sydney and some breaking news. An exclusion zone has been set up
and homes evacuated in Sydney's west over fears gas bottles
could explode in a factory fire. Sunrise correspondent
Edwina Bartholomew is in Rosehill. Morning, Eddy.
What's happening there?

Well, this could have been a major catastrophe here at the Clean Heat gas bottle filling station at Rosehill. A worker starting switching on machinery and lights, it sparked an electrical fault in a spraypainting booth. A number of gas bottles inside did explode and cause damage. Just trying to work out how much. The major concern was the thousands of gas bottles could have gone up in flames. It doesn't mean they can start afire where they are, they can shoot up into the air 100 metres. The firies did put an exclusion zone in. It is an industrial exclusion zone in. It is an industrial area. Most of the evacuations were from surrounding businesses. There are a number of roads closed around the area, certainly, very heavy traf frequent anyone xing through. Thankfully, no-one here was hurt. They have mopped it all up and the crisis is averted. One worker who arrived here has been treated for smoke intuilation.Thank you.

Firefighters across three states are
preparing for extreme fire danger in the coming days. The heatwave is pushing temperatures
in some towns above 45 degrees. New South Wales is bracing for its
worst fire conditions in a decade. We're going to see tomorrow, large areas of New South Wales
the subject of total fire bans. We've already got more than 500
firefighters across fire grounds. Sydney is expected
to reach 43 degrees tomorrow with winds of up to 70km/h.

Australia's Hollywood golden girl
Naomi Watts has been honoured at the Palm Springs
International Film Festival as the awards season in California
kicks off. The 44-year-old received the Desert
Palm Achievement Award for Acting after her performance
in 'The Impossible'. The film is about
the Boxing Day tsunami in Indonesia.

What's happening? It is all happening out here. We will get to that in a moment.

Cricket Australia's expected to come
down hard on Shane Warne today following his ugly exchange
with Marlon Samuels during the
Big Bash's Melbourne Derby. Angry over an incident where Samuels
grabbed David Hussey's shirt, the Stars' skipper exploded when the
West Indian arrived at the crease. Grab some people,
you wanna grab some more people? (BLEEP) you, Marlon. The pair kept trading insults
and threatening gestures and tempers flared again
when Samuels threw his bat. I tried to throw the ball
to Bobby Quiney and the next minute I decided
to get out of the way of that bat. That was all sort of stuff
in the heat of the moment. Samuels was forced to retire hurt after being struck by
a Lasith Malinga bouncer. The Renegades clinched top spot
on the ladder with a 9-wicket win. Australian selectors have defended
their decision to axe Mike Hussey from the one-day side
for the series against Sri Lanka. Hussey farewelled
international cricket in yesterday's test win at the SCG and insists he's not bitter
at being denied a farewell tour. It would have been nice to play but I totally understand where the
selectors are going, so no worries. The overriding factor is
what's best for Australian cricket and we're very mindful of moving
forward to the 2015 World Cup. Brad Haddin's part
of the 13-man squad while Michael Clarke, David Warner
and Matthew Wade have been rested. Bernard Tomic will begin his assault
on the world tennis rankings at this week's
Apia International Sydney. The 20-year-old has set his sights
on breaking into the top 10 and believes he's capable
of winning the Sydney event. Meanwhile, Andy Murray says he'll
head into the Australian Open more relaxed than in years gone by after taking out his second straight
Brisbane International.

Our firies, they never stop. Even on holidays they are doing great work. This group from Tasmania are riding their bikes from Brisbane to Hobart to raise money for cancer research. Emma is the brains behinds the operation?It has been tough going and we are exhaust td. But it is such a great cause, we are keeping our spirits high and encouraging each other to keep going.You had plenty of support along the way from the local fire crews?Yes, especially the guys behind me, are firies including the two Elviss. - they have been fantastic. Put us up and the the support.I know you wouldn't leave, Tim until you met Sam Armytage.Ia just got me in trouble. I got to do a quick shoutute to the guys at home who are doing it tough. A quick nod to the guys at home. So please donate if you see us on the road or go to the web site, but I got a quick present, and thank you to the motorists. I got a present, you are into cycling and they say you like pink, so a pair of D egon shorts from home and a tube of butt cream.All the very best. We are thinking ouf your mates at home doing a great job. How is the weather looking?Better than you, Mr Pink, brings out your eyes. Very funny presents. They are terrific guys, aren't they, Beretts? They just do such an invaluable job. Whether they are our cousins from the bush or paroling the -- patrolling the cities. We are talking about three states under intense, warm heat. 40, we are seeing them all over the the place. Particularly central and northern Victoria, hot in that state. New South Wales, the west part warming up. Sydney, tomorrow 42 and of