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Potential drug hot spot located on Coastal track

A POTENTIAL drug hot spot has been identified after an East Devonport woman found a large amount of needles while walking with her two daughters on Tuesday.
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The needles were first reported by Sharon McCoy, who discovered them while walking along the John Palmer track that starts at East Devonport and ends up near Moorlands Beach, that is in Latrobe.

Ms McCoy said she had been walking along the track with her two daughters, 7 and 14, along with her 14-year-old’s boyfriend when they made the discovery.

This is the third public report of used needles on the North-West Coast in the past month.

It follows a finding of two used needles at the Devonport Bluff on September 14 and September 20 at Chichester Drive, also inDevonport.

“I was really worried, we just up and left straight away, I had my two girls with me and I didn’t know what would happen, I was worried that one of them might get pricked by one of the needles,” Ms McCoysaid.

After returning home, Ms McCoy contacted the Devonport City Council to report the needles and get them removed.

However she said the Devonport Council had advised her it was the Latrobe municipal area.

Latrobe Mayor Peter Freshney said the council’s environmental health officer found 12 syringes and one needle in the area on Wednesday.

The council disposed of the items and would return to the area today to ensure there were no more, he said.

“Any find of that nature is a concern,” Cr Freshney said.

The area was not easily accessible and would not usually be used by recreational beach goers, he said.

The council could provide needle users with sharps containers, which it could dispose of when returned filled, he said.

After going back to the area on Wednesday, the Latrobe Council and Parks and Wildlife returned to the area on Friday as it was ascertained that the spot did fall under their jurisdiction.

Parks and Wildlife regional operations manager North-West Brendon Clark confirmed the area would need regular monitoring into the future as it appeared it could be a drug hot-spot.

Mr Clark said he and Latrobe Council had raked down the area when they returned on Friday and found another two needles.

“We inspected the area and found another two needles, just the casing, not the syringes,” he said.

“We believe we’ve cleared the area now…we’ve raked it down to ensure there isn’t any more around.”

Mr Clark said now the spot had been identified regular checks would be undertaken to ensure needles are not thrown there in the future.

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Road rules confuse sheep in Boorowa’s answer to the Running of the Bulls

Sheep stop at a pedestrian crossing on Boorowa’s main street during the town’s annual Running of the Sheep. Photo: Belinda ClearyIt seems the 15,000 people who flocked to Boorowa’s main street to watch the annual Running of the Sheep on Sunday may have given the stars of the show a bit of performance anxiety.
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During the flagship event of this year’s Irish Woolfest, Boorowa’s mayor Wendy Tuckerman said the 150 merinos hotfooting it up Marsden Street weren’t quite sure what to do when they got to the roundabout.

“The traffic rules around the roundabout threw them a little bit but once the trusty sheepdogs got them sorted they headed down the street quite comfortably,” Cr Tuckerman said.

“We actually sent them around a different way to what they’re used to so that may have been a little bit of an issue for them, thinking ‘what way am I supposed to go now?’.”

The tiny town’s population swelled sixfold as champion whipcrackers, yard dog trials, shearing competitions and a rodeo pulled in punters from far and wide.

Woolfest has been running since the late 1990s, billed as south-west NSW’s answer to the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. Breaking: #16 takes out this year’s running of the sheep in Boorowa. @NSWTipspic.twitter南京夜网/t7mF15L3as— Tim the Yowie Man (@TimYowie) October 4, 2015This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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Glencore may sell rural assets

Glencore is under pressure to strengthen its balance sheet via asset sales or a capital injection. Photo: Peter Braig Glencore is under pressure to strengthen its balance sheet via asset sales or a capital injection. Photo: Peter Braig
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Glencore is under pressure to strengthen its balance sheet via asset sales or a capital injection. Photo: Peter Braig

Glencore is under pressure to strengthen its balance sheet via asset sales or a capital injection. Photo: Peter Braig

Port and storage interests: Newcastle, Inner and Outer Harbour Adelaide, Port Giles, Androssan​, Wallaroo, Port Lincoln, Thevenard​

Container packing and processing facilities: Narrabri, Port Adelaide, Two Wells, Dooen, Melbourne

Farms: more than 30,000 hectares in south eastern Australia

Glencore is understood to be in talks with a number of prospective investors to sell a large slice of its agricultural commodities business that could raise as much as $US2 billion ($2.8 billion).

Several parties, ranging from China’s state-backed grain trader COFCO, to Saudi and Singapore’s sovereign wealth funds such as Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co and GIC, respectively, along with Canadian pension funds like CPPIB, have been mentioned as possible bidders or investors.

Much of Glencore’s agricultural business came from the $C6.1 billion purchase of Viterra, a Canadian grains trader and handler, in 2012. That purchase brought with it a series of assets in Australia, including grain-handling and port assets.

Investment banks Citigroup and Credit Suisse are handling the negotiations for Glencore, according to the reports.

The prospective sale of equity in its agricultural unit comes as Glencore is seeking to raise $US2.5 billion from shareholders in a bid to slash borrowings.

It has also signalled a series of cuts to metals and coal production along with the sale of metals division assets.

Citigroup has speculated that Glencore could be taken private by management if it cannot garner stronger investor support for its shares.

UBS has valued Glencore’s entire agriculture business at between $US10 billion and $US12 billion.

“Glencore is now under pressure to strengthen its balance sheet via asset sales or a capital injection, and time is of the essence. There is value in Glencore shares if the company can pull the appropriate levers now, but risks are clearly very high,” broker Jeffries told clients.

Glencore, which floated at 530p per share in 2011, is now trading near record lows after a series of damning analysts’ notes highlighted the poor state of the company’s finances and its exposure to further declines in global commodities markets.

Early last week its shares slumped to 71p ($1.53), while the cost of insuring its debt has blown out to near default levels.

Last month, Mr Glasenberg outlined an ambitious bold plan to raise $US10.2 billion in a bid to cut debt by a third, including suspending its dividend and offloading some assets.

In addition, the company raised $US2.5 billion from a capital-raising drive and cut 400,000 tonnes of copper production from some of its African mines.

It is also in talks to sell its metals byproducts business in South America.

–WIRES

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NRL Grand Final 2015: North Queensland Cowboys outgun Brisbane Broncos to win premiership

Offload: Antonio Winterstein passes the ball in a tackle by Justin Hodges. Photo: Renee McKay The moment: Thurston on his way to nailing the match-winning field goal in golden point extra time. Photo: Mark Kolbe
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Johnathan Thurston has completed his induction to immortality, kicking his way into the history books with one of the most emotional and exhilarating grand final victories in the game’s history.

A moment frozen in time. The fairytale of all fairytales.

As 82,758 people rose to their feet as one, Thurston dropped to the floor.

This was his moment.

A coat of paint denied him a sideline conversion after the siren to win a premiership.

But just when it looked the footy Gods would cruel the Cowboys yet again, Ben Hunt dropped the ball from the kick-off of golden point to allow Thurston the chance to steal the show.

This was for all the heartache. This was for the Kieran Foran hand of God. This was for the Cronulla seven-tackle set. This was for the NSW conspiracy theory.

This was for the greatest player on the planet – adding the jewel in the crown to lead North Queensland to its maiden premiership triumph.

He had done it all – but a premiership with the Cowboys had eluded him.

It was almost 10 years to the day the Cowboys last ventured into Sydney on the first Sunday in October, departing in heartache as Benji Marshall ran riot to lead the Wests Tigers to their first title.

Thurston, in his first season with the Cowboys at the time, would have to wait another 3655 days for a shot at redemption – for a chance to etch his name alongside Andrew Johns as arguably the greatest player the game has produced.

The title with Canterbury as a teenage bench player in 2004 was a cameo, but more than a decade later he returned in the lead role to a grand final with an equally intriguing subplot.

For the sentimental, it was hard to split whether to barrack for the fairytale that was Bennett’s homecoming or Thurston’s pursuit of happiness.

The wiley Broncos coach came in with seven wins from seven deciders and, regardless of how this one ended, had already proved that he still had the midas touch after a less than impressive stint at the Newcastle Knights left him with more doubters than believers.

Eight in a row – It’s an all too familiar expression north of the border that one of Queensland’s proudest sons was chasing as he led beloved Broncos to yet another grand final.

At the same ground the all-conquering Maroons made it a record eight in a row in 2013, Bennett went in search of magic No.8 of his own.

However Bennett’s perfect streak on grand final day would come to an end at the hands of the team he once knocked back an offer to take over.

The first half of the grand final week build-up was hijacked by the dark cloud hovering over Justin Hodges’ final game.

By Wednesday it was all about the Thurston show, finishing the week as the deserved hero of this phenomenal story.

A 41-metre penalty goal gave the Broncos an early lead, but it also paved the way for a length of the field try from the following set, with an Adam Blair offload allowing Corey Oates to run the distance for an eight point lead in as many minutes.

But a knock on from Matt Gillett from the ensuing set negated the brilliance of his teammates as Jake Granville found space from a scrum to put Justin O’Neill over for the Cowboys’ first points.

Granville continued to wreak havoc through the middle of the field, supplying a sublime flat-pass to put James Tamou over from close range to give the Cowboys a 12-8 lead.

However the lead was shortlived as the Broncos pounced on a Thurston error, breaking through some feeble Cowboys defence to take a 14-12 advantage into the sheds at half time.

The second half began in identical fashion to the first with the Broncos slotting another penalty between the sticks.

The Cowboys squandered two opportunities to regain the lead with Kane Linnett dropping a face-ball from Thurston and Lachlan Coote penalised for a double movement before Kyle Feldt sent the game into golden point after a magical flick pass from Michael Morgan in the dying seconds.

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Virgin Australia stunt on AFL grand final day criticised on social media

It took three pilots 32 minutes to “draw” the AFL premiership cup over Melbourne on grand final day. It took three pilots 32 minutes to “draw” the AFL premiership cup over Melbourne on grand final day.
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It took three pilots 32 minutes to “draw” the AFL premiership cup over Melbourne on grand final day.

It took three pilots 32 minutes to “draw” the AFL premiership cup over Melbourne on grand final day.

A major Australian airline company is copping flak online for flying around Melbourne on grand final day in the shape of the AFL Premiership Cup.

Virgin Australia posted about their efforts on social media on Sunday, but were flooded with angry responses.

“Yesterday, we created the largest AFL Premiership Cup in history by ‘drawing’ a 246km outline of the trophy over Melbourne in our A330 aircraft at 15,000ft,” the airline posted on its Facebook account, alongside a short video showing the route.

Facebook users were divided about the stunt, with many criticising the airline for “wasting” money and fuel.

“Why??? I hope you at least offset the carbon emissions” Simone Woods posted.

Brad Mclaughlin commented: “What an accomplishment, money to burn, maybe you should up your flight prices to cover the cost.”

Nik Martinskis said: “Why didn’t you just charge less for the flights to Melbourne instead of wasting money on drawing a line around Melbourne on a flight map?”

Virgin Australia told Facebook users that “as the official airline of the AFL, we wanted to do something special as part of our flyover”.

But many AFL fans complained that the airline should have instead reduced the cost of flights to Melbourne over the grand final weekend. Some domestic flights were more expensive than airfares to Europe.

It took 32 minutes to complete the trophy shape, and involved 43 turns. Virgin Australia said the stunt was completed by three experiences pilots “who are also highly skilled on an Etch-A-Sketch”.

A number of social media users lauded Virgin Australia for their creativity.

“Well done Virgin Australia. Very cool idea and yesterday’s fly over the MCG was fantastic,” Luke Rollason said.

Another user said: “Good on you guys. We need a bit of silly fun in this world.” @[email protected] what an awful waste of fuel and pointless emissions. This sort of thing should be illegal.— Teru sensei (@Mr2046) October 3, 2015

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