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7/27/2014: NEWS: Brutal reality hits scum like Skaf behind bars


The notorious paedophile walked in. He was a man who needed no introduction, his heinous crimes had been splashed in print and had headlined the 6pm news. He winked at the guard who awaited his arrival. Knowing full well of the crimes this new inmate,...

7/27/2014: NEWS: We’re sick of paying to get to treatment


SERIOUSLY ill country patients are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars travelling to Sydney for medical care because of a shockingly stingy government subsidy. Just $43 per night for accommodation, roughly the same as putting a dog in kennels...

7/27/2014: SPORT: JOEY TURN OFF

SOME of the most influential women in Sydney have taken aim at Channel 9’s Andrew Johns and warned that his commentary is turning them off the game. So much so that rugby league Immortal Johns admits he will have to alter his soft stance on player...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Dob in Fadi or we’ll take baby


THE wife of Kings Cross identity Fadi Ibrahim claims police threatened her baby would be taken away from her unless she revealed “everything she knew” about an alleged assassination plot. Shayda Ibrahim said an officer from the Middle Eastern Organised...

7/27/2014: FLIGHT MH17: PM steps in to stop company exploiting tragedy for profit


PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has intervened to stop a plan by a company to exploit the MH17 tragedy in Australia by registering the name as a trademark. Describing the trademark application as “immoral, abhorrent and disrespectful’’, Mr Abbott has...

7/27/2014: REAL ESTATE: Dream’s still alive


IF you think high property prices have made young people despair over their chances of owning a home, think again. Research reveals despite earning less than their parents, Aussies aged 20 to 34 are the most positive about the affordability of...

7/27/2014: REAL ESTATE: CITY CHIC


53 FITZROY ST, SURRY HILLS On just 50sq m, this pint-sized property is in a quiet laneway and has three bedrooms and updated original detail such as floorboards, fireplaces and a paved courtyard. There are modern additions such as skylights and...

7/27/2014: REAL ESTATE: COUNTRY CHARM


31 OLD PIONEER CRES, BROUGHTON VALE Stratheden is set on a 2ha block that was once part of a 19th century pioneer farm. The property, near Berry, has a wraparound veranda, modern kitchen, wood fireplace and airconditioning. The four-bedroom home,...

7/27/2014: REAL ESTATE: COASTAL CALM


40 WILLOWIE RD, CASTLE COVE With 180-degree bay and bushland views from most rooms, this five-bedroom home has an impressive year-round backdrop. The house features multiple living spaces over two storeys and parking for up to four cars. Belle...

7/27/2014: REAL ESTATE: Little piece of peace


It is the end of an era for Father Chris Riley as he prepares to sell off the Youth Off The Streets rural site, Better Homes Farm in Canyonleigh. “It’s been an emotional attachment, but the decision has been coming for a while to close it,” Father...

7/27/2014: REAL ESTATE: Space age meets rainforest


A space-aged property with a sky-high $14 million price tag has landed at Cape Tribulation. Alkira, built on 30ha of secluded land where the Great Barrier Reef meets the rainforest, is a finalist among in the World Architecture Festival 2014 and comes...

7/27/2014: REAL ESTATE: This is a real project home


The ultimate renovator’s delight, Rothiemay is a grand old dame of architecture on a whopping 8694sq m block. With tired interiors, the house is a huge DIY project for a design-savvy buyer but it has a host of original features and vast spaces...

7/27/2014: COAST AND COUNTRY: Chance to discover the joys of living in the country


With spring just around the corner, it’s time for the Country Living Expo. The annual event, held at Sydney Olympic Park, is designed for those seeking the ultimate “tree change”. Sydney residents can learn all about the many benefits of living in...

7/27/2014: BUSINESS: The battle of David and Goliath stocks


IT’S the eternal dilemma for investors. Do you pick the big, blue-chip stocks that deliver steady dividends but offer little share price upside? Or do you take a punt on the little guys — the underdogs — who may come up trumps or may just spectacularly...

7/27/2014: BUSINESS: Interest rates still a movable feast


Interest rates — what you are paying on your home loan and what the Reserve Bank thinks you should be paying. The two seemed to collide last week. The big banks embarked on a bidding war to lend you even more money, by slashing their fixed-term rates...

7/27/2014: BUSINESS: SHARE TIPS


MICHAEL HEFFERNAN LONSEC BUY SLATER & GORDON ( SGH) Australia’s first listed legal firm’s acquisitions in the UK continue to build on past successes over there. .Its domestic operations are also progressing well. ARISTOCRAT LEISURE (...

7/27/2014: PUZZLES: SAMURAI SUDOKU

Last week’s solution Difficulty: Medium

7/27/2014: PUZZLES: 20 QUESTIONS


Current Affairs 1 Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of which country’s presidential election? 2 A jail in the US had decided to change the inmates’ uniform because of the popularity of which TV series? 3 Which ‘daily deals’ website admitted...

7/27/2014: PUZZLES: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1. The 2014 Commonwealth Games are being held in which city? 2. Australian POWs helped build the Thai-Burma Railway in which World War? 3. Actress Rose Byrne comes from which Australian city? 4. Who tosses the coins in two-up? 5. Who coaches A-League...

7/27/2014: PUZZLES: SUDOKU


Fill the grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 boxes contains the digits from 1 to 9 only once.

7/27/2014: PUZZLES: RIDDLED

A mobile message from a cheat Has run together to create A situation, nice and neat, In which you see the thing complete. WHAT AM I?

7/27/2014: PUZZLES: SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

TRY your luck here, and $500,000 could be yours. The second picture has 10 changes; circle them or send a list, with your name and address on the back of the envelope, to: Spot the Difference, The Sunday Telegraph, PO Box 222, Eastern Suburbs MC, 2004....

7/27/2014: WEATHER: FISHING

BLUEFIN tuna steaks have featured heavily in the diet of many an offshore angler last week, with reports of fish between 40kg and 135kg being captured wide off Sydney. George Armo and Moey Elddine tangled with bluefin to 63kg while trolling about 12km...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Life is bliss and I’m enjoying every second of it


ARCHER MORRISEY Born April 4, 2014 Weight 3.36kg Hospital Figtree Private SAMUEL Morrisey loves being a big brother as much as he loves hip-hop, so naturally his favourite thing is to dance for 14-week-old Archie. Wollongong mum Amber says her...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Zzzzz! That story has made me so sleepy


CHARLI GARLAND Born June 4, 2014 Weight 2.8kg Hospital Nepean CHARLI is a happy baby girl who absolutely loves her big brother Max, 4. She loves to listen to him read her books and tell her stories, especially after she’s been fed. He likes to look...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: All this walking’s making me hungry. When’s dinner served?


VICTORIA LOEFFLER Born June 24, 2013 Weight 3.7kg Hospital Mater Private VICTORIA is very proud of her latest achievement — learning to walk. She loves to show anyone how well she can do it and how fast she can go. Much to her parents’ delight she...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Sister act is all about cuddling up and sharing a joke


STELLA ANNE AND ISABEL JOEY MOORE Born January 20, 2014 Weight 2.8kg and 2.6kg Hospital Port Macquarie Base TWINS Stella and Isabel love playing together and practising their rolling. Stella is the boss with a big smile, and Isabel is very cheeky....

7/27/2014: INSIDER: I’m on the move and I’m already a jet- setter


BRAXTON JAMES AIKIN Born December 17, 2013 13 Weight 2.39kg Hospital Nepean BABY Braxton has been busy practising his crawling and loves being active. His favourite TV show is Peppa Pig as it makes him giggle. He has just returned from an exciting...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: I’m practising before my swimming class


SPENCER WILLIAM BRADY Born October 3, 2013 Weight 3.5kg Hospital Royal Women’s, Melbourne SPENCER loves to hang out at his dad’s coffee shop and spend time with all the regular customers. He’s also been keeping busy learning to swim and enjoys the...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Hey guys. Do you like me new moves?


BAEYER JULIET BELLAMY MOORE Born February 10, 2014 Weight 3.6kg Hospital Gosford SMILEY baby Baeyer loves being the centre of attention, especially at family events. She has just learnt how to roll over and how to sit up by herself. Baeyer also...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: A picnic chat set the table for love


NICOLA Hill and Rob Bates grew up close to each other in Sydney’s south, even going to the same primary and high schools — but, as fate would have it, they didn’t meet properly until a few years after graduating. Both 28, the pair connected when their...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: WEDDING OF THE WEEK

NICOLA HILL AND ROB BATES Wedding dress: Strapless, vintage-inspired, brocade Badgley Mischka gown. Honeymoon: One month in Europe and Morocco Where and when married: Manly Wine Suites on April 12

7/27/2014: INSIDER: ELEANORE COLUSSI, 26, AND ANDREW POLIDORO, 35


Dress A French lace gown with Swarovski crystal bead details by personalised weddings.com.au Honeymoon Europe and Dubai for nine weeks ELEANORE and Andrew have their mutual friends to thank for starting their love story, introducing them at the...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: SID AND JUDY MAURER


Married October 10, 1964 JUDY met Sid when she was 18, as his friend rented out a room at her parents’ home. Although he enjoyed visiting his friend, he began frequenting the house with the hope of asking Judy out. They began dating and enjoyed...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: KYLIE BROOKS, 29, AND ROB SWAN, 30


Dress A classic strapless Henry Roth dress purchased from Brides To Be in Somersby Honeymoon A brief two-day trip on the Sea Princess KYLIE and Rob met in 2011 just six weeks before Kylie became seriously ill. Rob stayed by her side during her...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: AMANDA PLANT, 33, AND ADAM BLACHUT, 31


Dress A satin fishtail dress with sweetheart neckline and beaded lace back from Brides of Wagga Honeymoon A week on a houseboat on the Murray River in Mildura AMANDA and Adam met as workmates in 2009 and became good friends. After spending time...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Don’t forget a blissful moment


A TRUE wedding photographer, Rachael Muller loves taking pictures of people, which means she loves her job. Your big day will be remembered through the intimate, special and loving moments captured by Rachael’s camera. You’ll feel like you get to...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Create DIY keepsakes in a flash


WEDDING pictures made easy. If you’re thinking you’d like a physical keepsake for you or any attendees of your wedding, My Little Photobook is just the app for you. The app transforms images from your iPhone or iPad camera roll into a photobook so you...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Turn your vision into a reality


TAKE the stress out of your wedding and your mind off the work to focus on what the day is all about — you and your love. Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings is a boutique wedding planning and event- design company that provides exceptional ser vice for this...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Still flying, 10 years on


IT has been 10 years since Peter Kuruvita opened Flying Fish on Pyrmont’s Jones Bay Wharf — a milestone that will be marked on Tuesday night with a big soiree. And as the current executive chef Stephen Seckold points out, a decade is a long time in...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: VEAL OSSO BUCO


MAKES 4 SERVINGS PREPARATION TIME 15 MINUTES COOKING TIME 2 HOURS 50ml olive oil 4 x 300g veal shins, cut osso buco style 2 tbs plain flour 1 carrot, finely diced 1 celery stick, finely diced 1 brown onion, finely diced 3 garlic cloves, peeled and...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Hurry up and get into classic slow cooking


COLD weather means it’s time to tuck into slow-cooked dishes. The weather’s turned chilly and I’m well into the mind-set of braising, stewing and slow roasting — and I know there’s an army of slow cooker and pressure cooker devotees out there. There’s...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: New round of Blue Murder


IT’S widely regarded as the best Australian TV production of all time. Now the incredible ABC mini-series Blue Murder, about the relationship between former detective Roger Rogerson and notorious criminal Arthur “Neddy” Smith, is set to get the sequel...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: All set for a wonderful return


CHANNEL 10 has announced a return air date for its Sydneybased drama Wonderland, with the second season to resume on Wednesday, August 13. That puts it up against Criminal Minds on Seven and Big Bang Theory on Nine. Interesting to see if the show can...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Denyer’s Feud for thought


IT’S triple-channel simulcasting swiftie not withstanding, Channel 10’s Family Feud reboot seems to be bringing in some ratings relief for the network, which is also basking in its Comm Games coverage. Grant Denyer’s hosting turn has been a hit with...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: All abroad for the best laughs


IT’S been dubbed in the US as “the best TV show you’re not watching”, so let’s see if we can’t change that here in Oz. Debuting last week on The Comedy Channel, Broad City comes from young comedy duo Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (right) with a little...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Put two Stones together and you get a great rock


IT was Kasey Chambers who helped Angus and Julia Stone figure out how to run a family music business. Chambers had engaged the young siblings, who had only just decided to form a band together, to open on her Carnival tour in 2006. Angus remembers...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Teddy is bearing up well as dark Don


TEDDY Tahu Rhodes is wearing ripped jeans, though not as a fashion statement. Instead it’s the wear and tear of full-on rehearsals for Opera Australia’s new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. “Being on my knees at various times I’ve been through...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Hugo weaves a mesmerising web


THE casting of Hugo Weaving as Macbeth and the decision of director Kip Williams to turn Sydney Theatre back to front makes this Sydney Theatre Company production one of this year’s hottest tickets. The audience sits on a seating bank on the extended...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: HOT TICKETS

THEATRE THE LION KING Final four weeks, Capitol Theatre until August 31. Ticketmaster: 136 100 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST A joyous pro-am production of the Disney musical, Riverside Theatre, Parramatta until Saturday. Bookings: 8839 3399 A DOLL’S HOUSE...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: MACBETH

Sydney Theatre until September 27

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Action flick will Rock you


When the legend becomes fact, print the legend,” the reporter famously says in the 1962 western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. And it comes as some surprise that this new take on the Greco-Roman legend of Hercules is a kind of western set in ancient...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Dark detective story keeps you on the edge


DANISH-filmed drama is in a golden age at the moment with top-class TV series like Borgen and The Killing, and movies such as The Hunt, A Royal Affair and Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac. Add to that distinguished list this cracking detective thriller...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: HERCULES

Director Brett Ratner Rating M Running time 98 minutes Verdict A swords-andsandals, action-packed adventure that doesn’t take itself too seriously

7/27/2014: INSIDER: THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES

Madman Director Mikkel Norgaard Rating MA15+ Running time 93 minutes Verdict Taut, thrilling Scando-noir

7/27/2014: INSIDER: A fright fest that’s worth the exorcise


DELIVER Us From Evil wears its influences proudly. Like 1973’s The Exorcist, it begins with a mysterious sequence in Iraq and ends with a priest trying to evict a demon. And like 1995’s Seven, it has cops prowling a dark, rainy, city where decaying...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Time is right for this Aussie apocalyptic tale


THE idea that Australia would be the last place to fall during a global apocalypse has a famous precedent in the movies. In 1958, Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Fred Astaire came to Melbourne to star in On The Beach, about the aftermath of a nuclear...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: NOW SHOWING

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 130 minutes (M) Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his growing ape nation clash with human survivors of the apocalypse in a dramatically powerful sequel. CALVARY 101 minutes (MA15+) A priest in small-town Ireland (Brendan...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: THESE FINAL HOURS

Roadshow Director Zak Hilditch Rating MA15+ Running time 87 minutes Verdict A moving tale of redemption in the face of catastrophe

7/27/2014: INSIDER: DELIVER US FROM EVIL

Sony Pictures Director Scott Derrickson Rating MA15+ Running time 118 minutes Verdict An above average fright fest

7/27/2014: INSIDER: As my dear old grammar says, don’t be an it’s twit


It’s not hard. It’s “it’s and its, your and you’re.” Got it? The ones with apostrophes are short for “it is” and “you are” and the other two are possessive. Confused? They’re, their, there, you’ll be OK. Kind of like me. I’m possessive, over the lost...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Hell is trying to get my kids to school on time


THEY call it the witching hour: the time before bed when the kids go nuts and the parents go nuttier. But now my monsters have reached the grand age of eight and nine, that time warp of hell has morphed into the five-minute window before driving to...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Dating Naked is undie-niably dumb


Of all the questions you can ask in a social context — short of “what do you reckon Clive Palmer looks like in his Speedos?” and “who would you hit on if you batted for the other side?” — surely “how did you guys meet?” tops the list. I never tire of...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Doh! It’s a girl stupid but do we need to glue a bow on?


IS there no end to baby-inspired stupidity? Sure, those of us with daughters will know that awkward moment when a passer-by leans over your pram and declares, “Oh isn’t he lovely.” I’m sure the opposite happens to parents of boys. But are such...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: John McEnroe is no ace at parenting


JOHN McEnroe might well hit a tennis ball with some talent and his former wife Tatum O’Neal might be the youngest person ever to win an Academy Award. But neither is likely to pick up a trophy any time soon for Parent of the Year. The couple, who...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Forget big bucks, get a super look for nix

AS I sit writing in my jeans and Ugg boots it seems a bit disingenuous to be passing on fashion tips. But I’m jack of all those glossy pics for $1500 coats and lingerie that requires a second mortgage. So this tip comes to you fresh from the...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: FESTIVAL CHIC


Calling allll cool l hunters: festivalgoers at Splendour in the Grass are pushing the hottest accessory of the moment– Hunter boots from The Iconic. While supermodel Kate Moss is the vanguard of the grungy Glastonbury look, Brit It-girl, Alexa Chung...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Qantas’ new lounge a lure for celebrities


ALONG with Hollywood celebrities, LA’s newly refurbished Qantas lounge (below) has become a hotspot for Australia’s fashion insiders. Since opening at LA airport last month, top Sydney photographers such as Pierre Toussaint and Steven Chee, and...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Miami show the catalyst for a handsome future


SINCE parading at Miami Swim Fashion Week, Aussie swim brand We Are Handsome has strengthened its overseas sales. So far, designers Katinka Somers and Jeremy Somers have had re-orders from American giant Bloomingdales, who plan to expand the lifestyle...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: David Lawrence gets girly with flirty frocks


THIS season, along with signature suiting styles, David Lawrence is serving up flirty frocks inspired by Brigitte Bardot. Kiwi model, Emily Barker, was selected to pose up in 12 looks for the Centennial Park shoot last month, wearing everything from...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Recycle your pre-loved Leona


FOR winter-weary women in need of a wardrobe revamp, designer Leona Edmiston has started a recycling program. Fans of the brand can return pre-loved frocks for a 50 per cent voucher issued onthe-spot. Vintage boutiques located in Balmain, Paddington...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: BARGAIN HUNTER

Dinosaur Designs: Up to 40% off discontinued styles and 80% off archive pieces. August 8-10, 585 Elizabeth Lane, Strawberry Hills. DINOSAURDESIGNS.COM.AU Incu: Nothing over $120 in a huge thre--day warehouse sale from this Friday to Sunday only. At...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: WHO WORE IT BEST


This T by Alexander Wang combo is clearly popular among Hollywood’s hottest young starlets. JAIME KING The model turned actress opted for a long-sleeved version of the US label’s knit, showing a hint of midriff and a lot of leg at a dinner in LA last...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: LOOK OF THE WEEK LEA MICHELE

THE Glee star looked to be channelling screen siren Sophia Loren at a photocall for the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy last Sunday. Clad in a classic black dress and matching pumps, Michele l ooked gl amorous. It was a smart move to forego accessories.

7/27/2014: INSIDER: RACHEL McADAMS

McADAMS walked the red carpet for the New York premiere of A Most Wanted Man on Tuesday wearing a couture Zuhair Murad cocktail dress and grey Casadei heels. I like the drama of this look on The Notebook star and her choice of nondescript heels ensured...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL

THE only time we should see beige all-in-ones are in prison or automotive shops, and at Monday’s Very Good Girls screening in New York, Gyllenhaal showed us why. The shape and colour was uninteresting and her look was only slightly redeemed by her cool...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: EVA LONGORIA

LONGORIA attended the Global Gift Gala in Spain last Sunday wearing a silk velvet Reem Acra gown. The bias cut was anything but flattering and I feel this dress style should stay in ’90s history along with Doc Martens and faded denim jackets. I may...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: ZOE SALDANA

A LOOK from Louis Vuitton’s 2015 Resort collection made a cameo at Monday’s The Guardians Of The Galaxy LA premiere, on the back of Saldana. The actress chose the entire look seen on the LV runway save for the Jimmy Choo heels. It was daring and...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Dita stripping the burlesque out of her life


Dita Von Teese was recently photographed leaving a Pilates class in Los Angeles. Her fellow attendees left sporting dewy red faces and underboob sweat — the usual evidence of a solid workout — but not Von Teese. Her red lipstick was fresh, her dark...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Style survival tips in Google confession box


There was lots of chatter online this week about Arianna Huffington’s post “Here’s what happens when you type ‘why am’ into Google in New York ...” She observed that before you could type another word, Google’s auto-complete function helpfully offers...

7/27/2014: INSIDER COVER STORY: SIA FACING HER FEARS


Ask who is the queen of pop right now and most would say Beyonce, Lily Allen or Rihanna. But those really in the know would say it’s Australian songbird Sia Furler. The 38-year-old singersongwriter has sold 25 million songs and written six albums, yet...

7/27/2014: INSIDER COVER STORY: 10 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE SUPERSTAR


She was born on December 18, 1975 and attended North Adelaide Primary School and Adelaide High School She lived in London for eight years before moving to New York when she was 30 She has a crooked bottom tooth and when she was younger, her parents...

7/27/2014: INSIDER COVER STORY: 7 HIT SONGS SHE WROTE BUT DIDN’T SING


SIA is more than just a phenomenal singer, she’s a killer songwriter, too. She’s been churning out hits for other artists for years. Here are seven of her smash hits that she didn’t sing. DIAMONDS BY RIHANNA In an interview with the New York Times,...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Lifting the veil on a bitter bridal spat


Aveil of secrecy surrounds an Instagram stoush linked to three of Australia’s most stellar bridal designers. Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino of J’Aton Couture along with Paddington’s savant of white satin Steven Khalil have become embroiled in a...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Markson put in the Clooney bin


AS an exercise in some attention-grabbing public relations spin, putting George Clooney’s name in the subject line of any missive will probably ensure that it will not be automatically consigned to the rubbish bin. (“Did someone mention ‘George...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: GUESS WHO DON’T SUE

Which reality show siren was knocked back when she made a play for someone on her program? The man already had a strong relationship and didn’t wish to jeopardise this with a romantic fling that would probably go nowhere? Which members of a stellar...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Why Olivia Munn is a real triple threat


Olivia Munn is a hard woman to pin down. In an industry that usually likes its women to be one of three things — either smart, funny, or sexy — she’s all three. She first came to the attention of many as part of Jon J Stewart’s team of comedy...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: MUSINGS ON MUNN


1 Born on July 3, 1980, Munn is the secondyoungest of five. 2 She once competed in a world championship of rock, paper, scissors. 3 Before acting, Munn was a successful model, appearing in advertising for Nike, Pepsi and Neutrogena. 4 She was ranked...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: THE SWEATER EXCHANGE 2014 BRUNCH


AUDI CENTRE, WATERLOO NEVER has a sweater looked quite so good or so stylish. One of our hottest model exports Shanina Shaik kicked off The Sweater Exchange 2014 Brunch at Audi Centre Sydney on South Dowling St on Friday. The brunch helped to...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: THESE FINAL HOURS PREMIERE


HOYTS CINEMAS, BROADWAY LOCAL stars turned out in force for the Australian premiere of the apocalyptic film drama These Final Hours. And none stole the limelight more than the Aussie film’s stars Nathan Phillips and Jessica De Gouw. The duo joined...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: LET IT CLICQUOT WINTER PARTY


THE WINERY, SURRY HILLS IT was the perfect arctic night to hold a soiree to celebrate the chilly season and some of the finest drops of French champagne. The Winery was perhaps not quite as snowbound as a chalet in the slopes but nevertheless...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: SAMANTHA WILLS BRIDAL COLLECTION LAUNCH


THE FASHION INSTITUTE IT’S quite possible Samantha Wills caused a Sydney-wide shortage of cream roses on Tuesday. The Fashion Institute in Surry Hills was inundated with the pale blooms for the designer’s bridal collection launch, After Dusk, which...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: MTV PARTY FOR STEVE-O


MTV HEADQUARTERS, EAST SYDNEY WITH Jackass star Steve-O in town, you can be guaranteed it’s always going to be a good night. He’s stuck a fish hook through his cheek, let a giant scorpion bite his bum, and been flung into the air while strapped...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: MASERATI CENTENNIAL LUNCH


OTTO, WOOLLOOMOOLOO IT was nothing but five-star luxury for guests celebrating 100 years of Italian sports car brand Maserati on Tuesday. Magazine editors and other media types were chauffeured to Otto Ristorante at Woolloomooloo’s Cowper Wharf in...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: BUDDY DUMPS MATE TO SHACK UP WITH JESINTA’S MANAGER


His football future is all but laid out for the next nine years. So now it seems Buddy Franklin is set to work on his profile a little more, following news he has ditched his long-time manager Liam Pickering for Sydney-based celebrity manager Sharon...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Bad boy or not, you be the Judge


A LEOPARD doesn’t change its spots, it just changes location. Notorious bad boy Mark Judge has taken his wild antics overseas and changed his name. An attempt at a fresh start perhaps? The former bikie associate, who has a lengthy criminal history,...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Trip to US took Jessica to the stars


RACHAEL Taylor, Margot Robbie, The Hunger Games’ Stef Dawson … rising star Jessica De Gouw has joined a long list of Aussie actresses who have found Hollywood easier to crack than their own, homegrown film industry. Like most “overnight sensations,”...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Emma left fuming as impersonator jets off


EMMA Birdsall was surprised to learn she couldn’t board her flight this week after someone used her name and took her place. The 22-year-old singer shared her annoyance on social media on Thursday, which resulted in a swift response from...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Figure-skater admits his crush on Thorpey


NEWLY single US ice- skater Johnny Weir has his eye on our Thorpey. Weeks after Ian Thorpe’s shock TV inter view, in which he revealed he was gay, the flamboyant figure- skater has declared his affection for the former Olympic swimmer. “My man crush,...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Bravery key in Turia’s judging


Turia Pitt HEROIC will bring her inspiration and courage to the crowning of Miss World Australia tonight. Pitt, 26, who suffered horrendous burns in the Kimberley Ultramarathon bushfire three years ago, will judge the beauty pageant in the Hunter...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: RACHAEL IS INSPIRED TO PULL UP HER GENES


RACHAEL Finch believes her baby daughter Violet is the spitting image of her husband — and she couldn’t be happier. The model and former Miss Universe Australia said her 10-month-old has inherited her father’s looks. “You would never think I gave birth...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Toni closes door on fight


Actress Toni Collette has received a $75,000 refund from Industrie clothing label founder Susan Kelly, which may be the final chapter in their long-running legal battle over a soured deal to buy a Paddington terrace. The award-winning actress and her...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: Tozzi has designs on new mall


GLOBETROTTER Cheyenne Tozzi is a Shire girl at heart, so it comes as no surprise the blonde bombshell is the face of the new Westfield Miranda. The 25-year-old singer and model has signed up to spruik the $435 million redevelopment that will see...

7/27/2014: INSIDER: VERY IMPORTANT PARTIES

MONDAY Sam Smith is having his first Sydney performance at Nova’s Red Room at the Beresford, Surry Hills. TUESDAY Flying Fish is celebrating 10 years in the business with an intimate cocktail evening. WEDNESDAY The David Jones spring/summer launch...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Capsicum sprayed in tunnel

A MAN who allegedly sprayed capsicum spray in a Sydney tunnel has been charged with endangering passengers. Police said pedestrians were irritated by fumes in the Devonshire St tunnel in Sydney’s CBD on Friday afternoon, where four men were allegedly...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Stepping up to challenge

THERE’S 6300 steps, it’ll take you around 40 to 70 minutes to finish and you’ll never feel the same about one of Sydney’s iconic stadiums. Today’s inaugural Stadium Stomp stair climb challenge will give competitors a unique — and tiring — experience...

7/27/2014: OPINION: Jihadist hydra: Cut off a head and more appear


FOR intelligence agencies charged with keeping Australians safe from terrorism, the baby-faced Melbourne teenage suicide bomber Adam Dahman represents a terrifying new symbol of the growing threat of home-grown terror. Smiling happily from his...

7/27/2014: OPINION: Confession of one- time Kremlin anchorman on Russian ‘ truth’


“I WAS once Vladimir Putin’s anchorman.” That used to be a throwaway line I’d trade at barbecues for a laugh and raised eyebrows. It now has the shameful feel of an introduction at an alcoholics anonymous meeting. For a year, I fronted the...

7/27/2014: OPINION: It’s sick to discriminate

AFTER a gruelling day of chemotherapy, intensive rehabilitation or physiotherapy, all that patients want is some rest and privacy. But for thousands of bush Australians every year, that is not possible. When country people come to Sydney, or any big...

7/27/2014: OPINION: Never too young

AT first glance it seems shocking that children as young as eight would be taught about drugs and alcohol in school. What’s happened to childhood innocence? Shouldn’t we shield little minds from adult concepts for as long as possible? Well, maybe not....

7/27/2014: OPINION: Our real fantasy is a man who washes up


WHAT do women want in an ideal man? Oh, nothing special . . . as long as he has bulging pectorals, a PhD, a nice bum, a non-sexist attitude, a top tan, advanced Kama Sutra skills and can cook soufflés and armwrestle crocodiles. Now, is that too much...

7/27/2014: OPINION: FREEZE IN TRAINING


RELATIONS between train drivers and NSW Trains are frosty. Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian updated rail uniforms as part of a spruce up of train services. However the new uniforms have failed to include a winter coat. Tank Stream has been made...

7/27/2014: OPINION: LIB LOVES LATHAM

THEY came as close to blows as two party leaders could with “that” handshake, so we wonder if former prime minister John Howard and ex-Labor leader Mark Latham have let bygones be bygones. In an eleventh-hour appeal ahead of the party’s state council...

7/27/2014: OPINION: PRESCHOOL DRIVE

DESPERATE to boost numbers, the NSW ALP machine is targeting toddlers. Shortly before the start of its conference at Sydney Town Hall yesterday, party officials held a small ceremony to welcome some of its newest “members” into the fold — all of them...

7/27/2014: OPINION: RIGHT LOOKS LEFT

WHICH senior former Labor minister claims he is being contacted by Liberal MPs for advice on media and policy issues? The Labor figure would not divulge names, other than narrow the inquiries down to “NSW MPs”.

7/27/2014: OPINION: It’s a dog of a time in our parks thanks to evil ibis


I would like to apologise to my dog. Years ago, when he was my boyfriend’s (now husband’s) dog, and I didn’t know better, I took him for an evening stroll around Marrickville. It was a traumatising experience. For me. Jake couldn’t believe his luck —...

7/27/2014: OPINION: Focus should be on Hockeyroos, not Hockey’s book


ONLY three events have even come close to nudging the shooting down of MH17 from the headlines, the opening of the Commonwealth Games, the launch of Joe Hockey’s premature biography and Jacqui Lambie’s gross remarks about her sexual...

7/27/2014: LETTERS: The bush should not be the forgotten child of health


Country people are the forgotten citizens (“Heal the bush”, 20/7). They number in the millions but distance from the major cities means their voices are seldom heard. Taking away their rights to accommodation at their most vulnerable time is...

7/27/2014: LETTERS: MORE SUPPORT FOR COUNTRY MEDICOS

I am a specialist oral surgeon, in practice in Sydney for the last 45 years. My main practice involves the treatment of those patients referred to me for removal of “difficult” teeth such as impacted wisdom teeth and other badly decayed or infected...

7/27/2014: LETTERS: TRAIN SECURITY SAFER THAN EVER

As Commander of the Police Transport Command, I am always concerned when crime occurs on the rail network, but suggestions it is out of control (“It’s wild west on our trains after dark”, 20/7) do not stack up against the facts and create unnecessary...

7/27/2014: LETTERS: TEXT THE EDITOR

Jill: This megalomaniac Putin reminds me of a lesson learned from my very erudite history teacher, who said: “The extreme left and the extreme right are polar opposites in ideology, but in practice they are exactly the same.” William: We need to...

7/27/2014: LETTERS: FAMILY SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL TO RECOVERY

Accommodation provided by St Vincent’s Hospital was one of the things that allowed my family to be with my father, who spent three months in hospital after a complication from surgery. We live in a regional area of NSW and the only place he could...

7/27/2014: LETTERS: WELL HAS DRIED UP FOR BUSH PATIENTS

Over many years I have been able to access accommodation in Sydney when I had relatives or clients ( I was a community nurse and co-ordinator for community transport) in Sydney hospitals. Now they have all gone. I recently took a client to Royal North...

7/27/2014: LETTERS: TYRANNY OF DISTANCE ADDS TO HEALTH WOES

Accommodation for country patients is not an economical decision, it is part of the service of providing country patients with city medical facilities. In short, it is more financial sense to do this than the cost of multimillion dollar buildings...

7/27/2014: LETTERS: IT’S A LONG WAY TO GO IN A WHEELCHAIR

I have MS and, although I live in the Blue Mountains and not in regional NSW, I would need accommodation if I were to attend any of the large Sydney hospitals for any length of stay. I use a wheelchair to get around and so would need accessible and...

7/27/2014: NEWS: How celebrity muses help DJ’s designers reach for the stars


THEY are sometimes relegated to the back rows but, at this week’s David Jones runway parade, it’s the “plus ones” who will have prime position. The department store has asked its fashion designers to invite their celebrity creative muses, resulting in...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Rudd’s $500k travel bill

FORMER Prime Minister Kevin “747” Rudd lived up to his nickname in his final weeks in office, splurging $500,000 on taxpayer-funded VIP plane flights in just five weeks. New documents tabled in Parliament reveal after Mr Rudd was reinstalled by the...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Bridges will lead the way at running festival


AUSTRALIA’S ‘first lady of fitness’ Michelle Bridges will do whatever it takes to make sure her team of runners all get over the line. She will be head coach to a group of 30 budding athletes doing the half-marathon at the Blackmores Sydney Running...

7/27/2014: NEWS: How girls are muscling the boys out of trades


VEHICLE spray-painter Jordan Atkins has muscled her way into an industry dominated by blokes. She is an example of a young Australian doing something most are not — choosing a future in a trade. The 19-year-old Campbelltown TAFE student is midway...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Suzi Quatro’s final Australian tour


IF you have had even a passing interest in rock music, you will have crossed paths with a Suzi Quatro song. Whether it was the gritty, hook-laden Devil Gate Drive or Can The Can, Quatro was an intriguing and ubiquitous presence on the AM radio band...

7/27/2014: NEWS: ORGANIC PROCESS TO MAKE TREE-MENDOUS ART


IT was a seed of inspiration that grew from a photographer’s desire to get back to nature. Tired of slaving in front of a computer, David Stefanoff decided to reconnect with the environment. The result is a stunning series of images where famous faces...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Man fights teen sex claims

A TEENAGER who attended one of Sydney’s most prestigious schools and lives in a mansion on the upper north shore faces the possibility of jail after being charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl. The 19-year-old, who was 18 at the time of the...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Tigers will use statistician to tackle axed Sheens in court


ON my signal, unleash David Middleton. Tim Sheens’ million-dollar legal fight with Wests Tigers could come down to the opinion of a rugby league statistician. The Kangaroos coach is suing the Tigers for the balance of his $450,000-ayear contract and...

7/27/2014: NEWS: ATO pursues Alex’s debts


BUILDING industry identity George Alex’s woes continue, this time involving his mother and his sister. Georgia and Athina Alex are being pursued for bankruptcy for more than $ 250,000 each. And there could be ructions at the Alex dinner table, with...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Rogerson’s pillow talk

THERE was some debate during the week over whether disgraced former detective and now accused murderer Roger Rogerson had been given a pillow while on remand. We can tell you he now has a pillow, but there’s some disagreement over when he got it. His...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Lawyer gets his own bar

IT wasn’t intended to make his clients feel more at home, but it might. Top criminal lawyer Brett Galloway has moved into an old nightspot near Kings Cross. His old office at William St, Darlinghurst, had been marked for redevelopment and Galloway saw...

7/27/2014: NEWS: New chief for District Court

THE state’s new Chief Judge of the District Court has been chosen, but we’ve been sworn to secrecy until the official announcement is made. Chief Judge Justice Reg Blanch will step down in coming weeks. Has he got retirement on his mind? He told...

7/27/2014: NEWS: SECRET SANS SOUCI


WITH all the commotion of the city behind you and the calm waters of Botany Bay at your feet, you can see how this relatively small area got its name — Sans Souci is French for “without a care.” By 1890 a steam tram was introduced, travelling between...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Swimmers lap up the beauty


SQUINT and you can almost see the modest bathers of the early-1900s with their swim caps and pantaloons, towels spread out on the sands in front of the blue bathing pavilion. What is now a borderline ramshackle place, located between an Olympic pool...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Grab a seat, stay as long as you like


THIS little hub of activity is an adorable community affair. You may just pop in for a coffee but it’s the design and decor that say `you’re welcome to stay as long as you’d like’. And people do. There’s the duo at a side table, absorbed in a game of...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Float your cares away


THESE guys essentially started stand-up paddle boarding in Sydney. Admit it. Standing up on a surfboard and pushing it along with a stick in flat water looks pretty easy — but after 17 unsuccessful attempts of just trying to get on this devious...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Cruise down for an evening trip


“ROCK up on a Friday evening, introduce yourself and you’re certain to get a ride on a boat with anyone headed out for a twilight cruise,” explains Colin Cole, former Commodore of the Botany Bay Yacht Club. That “come one, come all” attitude isn’t...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Enjoying a natural high


KITE surfing is a sport that looks like it was dreamt up by an adventurous 12-yearold kid using pillowcases as parachutes. It’s equal parts kite flying, surfing, snow boarding and gymnastics. “You see people who go out for the first time come back to...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Share a bench and a laugh


ON Saturdays and Sundays, the Sans Souci and Dolls Point walking paths are busy with exactly what you’d expect: joggers, cyclists, and parents with prams. But after the weekend warriors head back to the office, the senior social scene lays claim to the...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Secret of the pavement

URBAN legend or just random, it seems there are plenty of theories about the origins of the faded, red painted heart along the footpath outside Georges River 16ft Sailing Club. Some say it’s a tidal marker, others call it innocent graffiti and then...

7/27/2014: WORLD: Russian warplanes for Iraq in war deal

THE Iraqi Government yesterday confirmed Russia has begun delivery of attack helicopters and warplanes as part of an arms deal. The deal is intended to bolster the effort to retake nearly half of Iraq lost this year to Islamist militants. Efforts to...

7/27/2014: WORLD: BRINGING DIGNIT


Ateam of emotionally drained forensic experts from seven nations is preparing to depart the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv after completing the first traumatic stage of sorting bodies and human remains from Flight MH17. Ester Naber, of the...

7/27/2014: NRL: NRL STARS PLACED AT RISK


THE official rugby league calendar begins in January next year, with the earlier-thanusual NRL pre-season launch prompting fresh fears that the careers of the game’s leading players could be cut short by increasing physical demands. The Sunday...

7/27/2014: NRL: The real story behind Bennett’s desertion


WAYNE Bennett is a wonderful coach. The more people you talk to, the more you learn about a man with generosity running through his veins. But right now, he smells. And it will take a while for him to shake the stench. Had Wayne just told the truth,...

7/27/2014: NRL: Captain Kieran comes to the fore


FORGET Daly Cherry-Evans, his Manly halves partner Kieran Foran is a superior media talent. Foran showed why he is considered a future captain of his club and country last week when he spoke out, without any hint of disrespect, about the club’s issues...

7/27/2014: NRL: Making Dwyer dinner a sellout


HOW is it possible that there are 200 tickets still available for a fundraising dinner for Simon Dwyer on Friday night? The NRL should purchase every remaining ticket and hand them out to Wests Tigers members and fans this afternoon at ANZ Stadium.

7/27/2014: NRL: QUOTE OF THE WEEK


“You see little kids fighting for their lives, and all my problems pale in comparison.” Commonwealth Games flag bearer Anna Meares

7/27/2014: NRL: Monkey see, monkey don’t

A REPORT last week out of the US revealed attorneys representing about 1300 NFL retirees filed a lawsuit accusing the league of illegally handing out painkillers, sleeping pills and other drugs without informing players of the risks of health problems...

7/27/2014: NRL: SET THE IQ FOR ...


Swans v Bombers Friday night at the SCG Fox Footy Channel, 7.30pm

7/27/2014: NRL: THE PRE-SEASON

AUCKLAND NINES: 30-31 JAN, 1 FEB TRIALS: 7-8 FEB ALL STARS WEEKEND & TRIALS: 14 FEB TRIALS: 21 FEB ROUND 1: 5-8 MARCH

7/27/2014: NRL: The burning question of burnout will not fix itself


The one thing the NRL should have learnt from this year is that the playing schedule needs to be overhauled and fixed. Yet here we go again . . . another year of player burnout, injuries and heat exhaustion because that so-called genius Todd Greenberg...

7/27/2014: NRL: Tamou hurts neck, Dogs strike hurdle


JAMES Tamou’s immediate playing future is in doubt after the NSW Origin prop was rushed to Westmead Hospital last night after hurting his neck in the Cowboys’ win against the Bulldogs. A week after the NRL dedicated an entire round to injured Knight...

7/27/2014: NRL: Myles made to eat his words as ‘arrogant’ Hayne explodes to


NATE Myles told Jarryd Hayne he was an “arrogant p...k” in the first half of last night’s spiteful clash but soon discovered there is good reason the Eels star is so confident. Hayne ended the Gold Coast Titans’ season last night with two brilliant...

7/27/2014: NRL: Reynolds back, so is his bite

JOSH Reynolds has promised a three-week suspension for a shoulder charge will not dull his trademark aggression. Speaking ahead of his first match since being banned for an illegal hit in State of Origin III, the Bulldogs playmaker known as “grub’’...

7/27/2014: NRL: Penrith’s top-four hopes take big hit


LITTLE kids sat on picnic rugs and hand-knit blankets on the hill. Sausage sandwiches donated by the local footy club were washed down by locals in RM Williams sipping on cold beers in cans — not plastic cups. Yesterday, the footystarved folk of...

7/27/2014: NRL: leave Titans out of finals race and facing change


days. It is not about being tough, being the hero and playing injured. It is about getting out there, doing what I did tonight and winning games.” The loss was disastrous for the Titans. Stranded on 20 competition points, their terrible for-and-...

7/27/2014: NRL: Key time for Barba to shine

BEN Barba is under scrutiny with the next six weeks determining if he will be part of Wayne Bennett’s new era at the Broncos next season. It is understood Bennett will use Brisbane’s run to the playoffs as a form guide that will influence the...

7/27/2014: NRL: Titans under scrutiny


THE Titans are embroiled in a fresh salary-cap investigation with the NRL probing a series of alleged payment irregularities totalling an estimated $400,000. The Sunday Telegraph can reveal integrity unit auditors are examining Gold Coast’s books for...

7/27/2014: NRL: Roosters’ blow as Sonny Bill out for four


THE Sydney Roosters premiership odds have drifted to their longest price this season in the wake of Sonny Bill Williams being ruled out for up to a month of football. If the premiers weren’t already reeling following their last-minute loss to...

7/27/2014: NRL: SUPER SAINTS STAY ON TOP

ST HELENS remain on top of the Super League table but their 44-22 victory over Widnes Vikings came at a cost with half Luke Walsh carried off on a stretcher with a nasty lower leg injury. The Saints led 32-0 early in the second half through tries to...

7/27/2014: NRL: NRL RACE WIDE OPEN

STORM coach Craig Bellamy believes the most even NRL competition he’s seen could easily be won by a team not in the top four. Traditional wisdom dictates real contenders must gain a finals doubleshot, but Bellamy won’t be surprised if history is made...

7/27/2014: NRL: Time’s up for Potter as Tigers sacking looms


WESTS Tigers are expected to sack embattled coach Michael Potter after today’s game against the Dragons — irrespective of the result. The Sunday Telegraph understands Potter does not have the support at board level to retain his job or obtain an...

7/27/2014: NRL: Dragons look to target Tigers’ talented young guns


ST George Illawarra will zero in on Wests Tigers young guns Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks in today’s round 20 clash at ANZ as the joint venture bid to keep their flagging NRL finals hopes afloat. Monday’s loss to ladder leaders Manly has pitched the...

7/27/2014: NRL: Arthur could coach us for 10 years


AWARE that St George Illawarra have made an informal approach to Brad Arthur, Eels chief executive Scott Seward has expressed a desire to make him the longest serving coach in the club’s history. The Dragons are yet to confirm their head coach for...

7/27/2014: NRL: Broncos wait for Bennett to sign stars

WAYNE Bennett will only have seven weeks to lock down the best crop of young talent the Broncos have produced since he left the club. It is understood Broncos officials have told player managers this week that negotiations with their clients will be...

7/27/2014: NRL: Storm of old are back and dangerous

MELBOURNE skipper Cameron Smith has issued an ominous warning to NRL rivals, saying the Storm of old are back after their 30-8 caning of Brisbane on Friday night. Patchy for the first half of the season, the Storm are building momentum at the right...

7/27/2014: NRL: PARTY SAM NO LONGER SCENE


SAM Burgess stood in front of the media and delivered the news no rugby league fan wanted to here. “I’m leaving league,’’ he said. He then walked into Redfern Oval and delivered the news his coaching staff wanted to hear. “I’m leaving the social...

7/27/2014: NRL: Warriors need to beat red- hot Sea Eagles


REGARDLESS of Manly’s well documented issues off the field, today’s clash with the Warriors is a genuine contender for match of the round. The Warriors are being touted as the dark horse in a tight playoff race at Mt Smart Stadium, with superstars...

7/27/2014: SPORT: There’s no butts about it, Rabs is the greatest


THERE are many funny stories in Ray Warren’s newly released autobiography, The Voice, and most of them have something to do with drinking and gambling. But there is one story that stands out about the day the legendary caller gave cigarettes away,...

7/27/2014: SPORT: PETER WYNN’S FACE IN THE CROWD


If this is you pictured in the photo, email your contact details and a selfie (photo) to sport@sundaytelegraph.com.au, fax us on (02) 9288 3311 or send a letter to: Peter Wynn’s Face in the crowd, PO Box 205, Eastern Suburbs MC, NSW, 2004. Entries...

7/27/2014: SPORT: SAM REID’S SPORTING HERO


Matt Shirvington - I loved watching him run - his speed was sensational and he was a great showman as well.

7/27/2014: SPORT: HAMSTRUNG


FORMER NRL halfback Perry Haddock has failed in a comeback attempt to international OzTag. The 55-year-old was doing pregame drills with the Australian mixed seniors team in Ireland last week when he suffered a leg injury and dejectedly limped off....

7/27/2014: SPORT: Toovey’s direct line to Stewart snub


MANLY coach Geoff Toovey is now in the firing line over a mystery phone call that forced him not to offer club legend Glenn Stewart a contract extension. At a board meeting on Wednesday night, Toovey faced a blowtorch grilling from directors over the...

7/27/2014: SPORT: RIDDELL’S A DELIVERY DRIVER


FORMER Dragons, Roosters and Eels hooker Mark Riddell is a father again — his latest arrival born in the front seat of his car. Wife Karli couldn’t wait as they rushed to hospital and gave birth in the car outside, just as they arrived. William Mark...

7/27/2014: SPORT: BRAIN BUSTERS

1. What number did Alex McKinnon wear in his final league game? 2. Which country will host the next soccer World Cup in 2018? 3. Who has played the most games for the NSW Waratahs? 4. How many flags did the Swans win when based in Melbourne? 5. Who has...

7/27/2014: SPORT: SHOOSH II

THERE is a damning video involving one of Australia’s highest-profile sportsmen that would cause worldwide headlines if it ever goes public. The video — obtained from security footage outside a nightclub — is being kept out of circulation but would go...

7/27/2014: SPORT: SAINT

NRL coaches Anthony Griffin and Mick Potter are handling really difficult situations with great class and character. The treatment of both gentlemen by the Broncos and Wests Tigers has been nothing short of appalling.

7/27/2014: SPORT: WORLD CLASS

I ORIGINALLY thought the Commonwealth Games were a care-factor-zero event and just one big yawn. Then you wake up on Friday morning to news and replays of our girls smashing the world record in the 4x100m freestyle relay. It was wonderful stuff. Go you...

7/27/2014: SPORT: SINNER

WAYNE Bennett is leaving the Newcastle Knights in an absolute state of disarray. And whatever happened with the statement on NRL 360 from his son-in-law Ben Ikin that Bennett would never negotiate with a club while another coach was still in charge?...

7/27/2014: SPORT: SPOTTED

JOHN Quayle, Tommy Raudonikis, David Gallop and John Coates enjoying a beer at the Dolphin Hotel in Surry Hills on Wednesday night. Good old Tommy stood out in his NSW State of Origin tracksuit.

7/27/2014: SPORT: SHOOSH

ONE NRL CEO was so busy sorting out a club crisis he was forced to brush the NRL conference last week.

7/27/2014: SPORT: Rabbitohs in their reggies rise for Alex


NRL players continue to do great things to help Alex McKinnon – even if it means getting their gear off. South Sydney Rabbitohs stars Adam Reynolds and Jason Clark agreed to pose up in these NRL undies during the week because $1 from every pair sold...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Erin scores new contract


CHANNEL Nine has kicked off negotiations to sign Footy Show glamour girl Erin Molan on a new contract. “Erin has been fantastic since joining the show full time and I’m so proud watching her grow as a great sports journalist,” says executive producer...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Times are tough for the Titans


GRAHAM Annesley has introduced stringent cost-cutting measures since taking over the game’s biggest basket case, the Gold Coast Titans. He’s running such a tight ship that he caught a train from Sydney Airport to Central for the chief executives...

7/27/2014: SPORT: SET OF SIX WITH JAMES HORWILL (RUGBY)


1 FAVOURITE TV SHOW Suits 2 FAVOURITE MOVIE Days of Thunder 3 FAVOURITE CAR Lexus LFA 4 DREAM DINNER Mums Spaghetti Bolognese 5 FAVOURITE DRINK ??? 6 FAVOURITE RESTAURANT Vue d’ Monde

7/27/2014: SPORT: Legend fights depression

DEPRESSION is not something new in rugby league. The more recent cases of Darius Boyd and Jamal Idris have been well documented but arguably the toughest man to ever play the game, John Sattler, suffered from the disorder as well. His soon to be...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Two sport heroes with the gift of the gab

ORIGIN legends Wally Lewis and Laurie Daley could easily make $10,000 an appearance to speak at corporate functions. They are both brilliant behind the microphone and have some wonderful old stories to tell. They are also generous with their...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Future’s bright for our Thorpe

THE corporate feedback from Ian Thorpe’s recent television interview has been all positive, according to his agent Will Erskine. Unlike some other athletes who have come out, Thorpe’s revelation has been well received. “There’s been a wonderful and...

7/27/2014: SPORT: FLASHBACK 1999


AUSTRALIAN tennis player Pat Rafter claimed the men’s No 1 world ranking. Rafter, a crowd favourite, twice won the men’s singles title at the US Open and was twice the runner-up at Wimbledon. Rafter was to hold the world No. 1 ranking for one week -...

7/27/2014: RUGBY UNION: TAHS IN A FINAL SALUTE


HISTORY beckons. The Waratahs are one win away from their first Super Rugby premiership after they overpowered over the Brumbies in front of a raucous audience that hasn’t embraced rugby in NSW so passionately since the glory days of a decade...

7/27/2014: RUGBY UNION: Bledisloe the stage for streak fighters to put their record on the line and resolve to the test


FORGET about the All Blacks’ attempt to break the world record for most wins in succession — Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is planning a record of his own. McKenzie has revealed he is eyeing Australia’s all-time record of 10 wins in a row this year,...

7/27/2014: RUGBY UNION: Crusaders seal finals spot with thrashing


THE Crusaders secured their place in the Super Rugby final beating the Sharks 38-6 on Saturday night in their semifinal in Christchurch. In perfect conditions at AMI Stadium, the Crusaders used stoic defence and precise attacking movements to see off...

7/27/2014: RUGBY UNION: Beale bashes his way through on the path to redemption

IT was a sign of Kurtley Beale’s resurgence when he opted for a cheeky chip over the top to his centre partner Adam Ashley-Cooper. That the ball wasn’t gathered cleanly almost didn’t matter — this was the real Beale, thinking on his feet because the...

7/27/2014: AFL: ROUGH END TO SWANS’ STREAK


IT was unlucky 13 for the Swans as they fell short of a record-breaking winning streak by 10 points as Hawthorn celebrated a milestone of their own with star forward Jarryd Roughead’s 200th game. If this was a grand final preview, as it was billed,...

7/27/2014: AFL: Suns’ finals hopes dealt savage blow by Lions


SHELLSHOCKED coach Guy McKenna lambasted an ``insipid’’ Gold Coast after Brisbane dealt their AFL finals hopes a near mortal blow with a 54-point QClash drubbing last night. In an astonishing Queensland derby, the rising Suns’ fine 2014 progress was...

7/27/2014: AFL: Tigers leave run too late

RICHMOND were prepared to accept a below-par training standard earlier this season but the Tigers are back on track, ruckman Ivan Maric says. Maric said the club’s leadership group and coach Damien Hardwick had resolved to focus on driving the...

7/27/2014: RACING: J-MAC ATTACK


THE Sydney jockeys’ premiership battle between James McDonald and Nash Rawiller will go down to the final meeting of the season at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. McDonald finally secured his 70th Sydney winner aboard Reigning in the Carnival On Sale...

7/27/2014: RACING: Carlton turns on a royal exhibition


YESTERDAY’s small Randwick crowd was still filing into the course before the meeting’s star turn made his appearance about half an hour before the first race. Carlton House, owned by the Queen, kick-started his Cox Plate campaign with a low-key solo...

7/27/2014: RACING: International kudos starts at mid- winter meet for Blademeister


BLADEMEISTER might be the horse to achieve a career ambition for champion trainer Peter Snowden by winning an international Group 1 race. It’s a long road from a minor twoyear-old race at a mid-winter Randwick Kensington meeting to a Singapore Derby...

7/27/2014: RACING: Snowden hard to please


THE cliche says “all you have to do is win’’ but Inkling left trainer Peter Snowden with unanswered questions after Randwick’s Kensington meeting yesterday. “I thought he would win more easily,’’ Snowden said after Inkling scored by 1¼ lengths in the...

7/27/2014: RACING: Costin earns Payne praise after career highlight


TRAINER David Payne gave emerging apprentice Winona Costin a glowing endorsement after she rode a winning brace for the stable at Randwick’s Kensington track yesterday. Costin combined with Payne to win on Foreign Prince (Inglis Bonus Handicap) and...

7/27/2014: RACING: LOST FAITH IN LORD

PUNTERS were left as flat as beaten favourite Lord Of The Sky after yesterday’s Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield. Lord Of The Sky firmed into $1.40 to claim his second straight Group 3 win but the Robbie Laingtrained colt’s chances were gone as...

7/27/2014: RACING: A star of the Orient outguns Saigon Tea


HYLAND RACE COLOURS HCP TRAINER Kris Lees initially thought Oriental Lady had been beaten, then he was prepared to accept a deadheat before his mare was declared the winner. All this happened immediately after Oriental Lady and Saigon Tea hit the line...

7/27/2014: RACING: Inglis bonus means running fourth is twice as nice as winning

IT’S not often a horse who runs fourth lands a bigger pay day than the winner. But that proved the case yesterday when the appropriately named Royal Jackpot landed a cool $100,000 in the Inglis Bonus Handicap (1400m). While Foreign Prince earned...

7/27/2014: RACING: Bittersweet for Lees as Perry takes trainer title

KRIS Lees may have missed out on a sixth Newcastle trainers premiership but he still came away with two winners at Randwick’s Kensington meeting yesterday. The Broadmeadow-based trainer decided against staying at his home track for the premiership...

7/27/2014: RACING: Nutman win in trifecta

HAWKESBURY glamour girl Claire Nutman led home a rare apprentices trifecta when Hurrara scored a fighting win in the July Sprint (1150m) at Randwick’s Kensington meeting yesterday. The 3kg claiming whiz-kids Nutman, Taylor Marshall and Winona Costin...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL HAIR EXPERT APP


This iPad app is the next best thing to having a live-in hairdresser. Fill out the questionnaire and get a hair and scalp diagnosis, plus product and haircare recommendations which eliminates the need for the trial-and-error approach. Free, apple....

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: new stuff


OFFICEWORKS Take a look at its new furniture range and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. We were. The on-trend collections includes replica chairs, antique-style trestle desks and functional cube shelving. Valencia high back chair, $ 259, Kirby...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: TILKAH BAMBI BRACELET


Oh admit it, even as grown-ups we can get lost in a good fairytale, but there comes a time when we’re too old to wear Disney paraphenalia. But Tilkah’s Once Upon A Time collection is perfectly appropriate for grown ups. This charm bracelet isn’t the...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: Fall in love with leather


I’ve been umming and ahhing over leather trousers for ages, not sure if it was a passing fad or here to stay. But, as the past few seasons have shown, leather is not going anywhere so it’s time to add it to my wardrobe. If you’ve also been reticent...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: CHEF’N BUTTERCUP BUTTER MAKER

Get freshly churned butter without the churning. Simply pour cream into the container and shake for about three minutes until it turns solid and separates from the buttermilk. Then drain off the buttermilk and run cold water over the solidified cream...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: THE SWEATER EXCHANGE

Clear out your wardrobe and contribute to a good cause. Mission Australia is collecting pre-loved sweaters and giving them to underprivileged women and children this winter. Do a good deed and receive a $50 gift voucher from cashmere label Banjo &...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: Pantry pampering


COCONUT OIL MOISTURISER Why: It’s enriched with healthy fatty acids, which are nourishing and deeply hydrating for your skin. If your complexion has been feeling a little under the weather during the dry winter months, this works as a replenishing...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: Look good in leather


It was once the domain of bikies, but leather has had a high-fashion makeover. No longer limited to jackets or handbags, you can now kit out an entire wardrobe of leather pieces, from slinky dresses to little camisoles and playful pencil...

7/27/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: COLOUR IN AND YOU COULD SCORE A POSTMAN PAT PRIZE PACK!

Our favourite Postman ( and Harry the Dog knows lots of postmen) hits the big screen on August 16 for the first time in a fun- filled adventure. Postman Pat comes face- to- face with the dark side of fame when he enters a TV talent show to show off...

7/27/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: INTERESTING STUFF

Hi dirtgirl! You must be so excited for National Tree Day today. What will you be getting up to for it? I’m so excited! I’ll be in Sydney today at the National Tree Day event at Sydney Park. Come and plant a tree with me! I’ll be taking lots of photos...

7/27/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: dirtgirl


Today is Planet Ark’s National Tree Day! Hang out with dirtgirl at Sydney Park, Barwon Park Rd entrance, St Peters from 10-2pm. You can see dirtgirlworld every morning at either 10.40am or 10.45am on ABC2.

7/27/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: FAVOURITE STUFF

Hobbies: Singing, gardening, yarn bombing, up-cycling, dancing Food: Anything organic, especially homemade pizza Music: Foo Fighters, Jessica Mauboy, Bob Evans Movies: Toy Story 2, A Bug’s Life, the original Dr. Dolittle Sports: Extreme sports that...

7/27/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: FACT STUFF

Nickname: D.G. Born: dirtgirlworld Lives: dirtgirlworld Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Burgundy Height: Not very tall Siblings: None

7/27/2014: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: BOOK ZONE


“My dog doesn’t like me. It’s a simple fact”. The book ‘My dog hates me’, by Elizabeth Fensham, is a heartfelt tale of two friends who just can’t get along. Eric thought he was meeting his best friend on his eighth birthday. But this new best friend...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: fashion


INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER CLEARANCE Winter sale with up to 75 per cent off men’s and women’s designer fashion, shoes and accessories from labels including Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Paul Smith and more. Mention Shop Smart for an extra 10 per cent...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: Homewares & gifts


UNTIL Up to 70 per cent off lifestyle brands including Hello Kitty Liberty, Pantone, Donkey Products and more for one day only. When: Thursday Where: Suite 207, level 2, 50 Holt St, Surry Hills ZJOOSH Get 20 per cent off double width cashmere throws...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: Furniture & interiors

APOLLO BLINDS Buy one get one free on fabric and shicane (vinyl) vertical blinds. When: Until August 10 Where: In stores see apolloblinds.com.au for locations DARE GALLERY July clearance sale, with discounts across the range. When: Ends today Where:...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: Kids & toys

INFANCY Winter clearance sale, with 50 per cent off kids and lifestyle brands including Munster, Rock Your Baby and more. When: Ends today Where: In stores, see infancy.com.au for locations TINY TRIBE Designer baby and children’s wear clearance,...

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: Footwear & aaccessories

BENDON OUTLET Designer lingerie from brands including Elle Macpherson Intimates, Pleasure State, Bendon, Lovable and more on sale, with bras under $20 and briefs under $10. When: Until August 6 Where: In stores, see bendonlingerie.com.au for locations

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: Beauty

BX EARTH The new, soap-free Natural Goats Milk and Manuka Honey Hand Care Wash is 20 per cent off at Woolworths stores. When: From Wednesday until August 12 Where: In stores, see woolworths. com. au for details

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: Appliances

WINNING APPLIANCES Sale across the entire range of cooking, refrigeration and cleaning appliances from brands such as Miele, Bosch, Siemens and more. When: Ends today Where: In stores, see winningappliances.com.au for locations

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: General

MASTERS HOME IMPROVEMENT Clearance sale with up to 50 per cent off storage and selected Kobalt hand tools and up to 50 per cent off selected pots. When: Until Wednesday Where: In stores and masters. com. au

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: Sport & fitness

MIX APPAREL Get 30 per cent off all women’s active wear with the code ‘GETACTIVE30.’ When: Until Tuesday Where: mixapparel.com.au

7/27/2014: SHOP SMART: Health & well-being

THE HEALTHY MUMMY Mid-winter sale with 20 per cent off everything. When: Ends today Where: healthymummy.com

7/27/2014: RACING: Calendar girls’ win habit


WINONA Costin and Claire Nutman racked up winners in the space of 35 minutes yesterday, but only after they posed with fellow rider Kathy O’Hara between races. The trio will be featured in a spring carnival magazine, which will be distributed to the...

7/27/2014: RACING: Dreaded door knock


shortage of winners. They prepared the first two winners at yesterday’s Kensington meeting. Our moles told us the fatherson team is already keen to expand on the 65 boxes it has at the top of High St. Another 15 to 20 boxes would be perfect. This will...

7/27/2014: RACING: Zac back on crutches ... and again a champion

WANT to know something cool about Zac Purton, the little Aussie who ended Douglas Whyte’s 13year title reign in Hong Kong? Purton was a talented soccer player, and represented Australia in Japan when he was 14. “I went over there and came back on...

7/27/2014: RACING: AWARDS BROUHAHA

THE decision to introduce the inaugural Racing NSW awards night this Saturday has hardly gone down well with the NSW Racehorse Owners’ Association. The NSWROA have for years put on the show in Sydney at the end of the season, and will this year hand...

7/27/2014: RACING: ACTION DUO


BLAKE Shinn and Peter Robl enjoyed the Kensington meeting yesterday ... 13,470km away in the US. The jockeys spent the week in Las Vegas before heading to California and the races at Del Mar. Shinn and Robl had their photo taken with recentlyretired...

7/27/2014: RACING: TOUGH CHOICE

ONE of the big drawbacks for Paul Messara giving up full-time training is the fact he leaves a state-of-the-art training facility. At The Track was given a tour of the set-up during the Scone carnival, and it was nothing short of sensational. It has a...

7/27/2014: RACING: PLEASING THE LADIES

SPEAKING of Redoute’s Choice — yes, the George Clooney of stallions — he was due back in the country yesterday after pleasing the ladies in France. He’ll be crowned Australia’s champion stallion for a third season now he has an unattainable lead over...

7/27/2014: AFL: Once bitten: Collingwood wary of Dangerfield


IT’S payback time for Collingwood tagger Brent Macaffer today against Adelaide’s ball magnet Patrick Dangerfield. Dangerfield had 32 disposals in a rare personal defeat for Macaffer in Adelaide’s 21point win in their round-nine clash in Adelaide on...

7/27/2014: AFL: Bad boy Ty has support of his mates

RICHMOND coach Damien Hardwick has defended the character of Ty Vickery after the ruckman received a barrage of criticism following his crude blow to the jaw of retiring Eagle Dean Cox. Vickery is facing a lengthy suspension after knocking the West...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Glittering array of golden talent


THOMAS Fraser-Holmes produced a herculean effort to lead an Australian gold rush in the pool with a brave Commonwealth Games gold and silver medal double. Fraser-Holmes was the star, winning the 200m freestyle on a night Australian claimed four gold...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: A united approach has me believing we are primed to rule in the pool once more


AUSTRALIA can be world beaters again — the past few days at the Commonwealth Games have shown me that. If you listen closely to the Australian swimmers’ interviews you’ll often hear them talk about “one team” and say “we are in it together” — which is...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Emma is a joyful winner

TWO years after Emma McKeon quit swimming she is now channelling free-spirited rising tennis star Nick Kyrgios to be on the verge of a stunning six medal Games haul. McKeon walked away from swimming as an 18year-old when she missed the Australian...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: SHORT SHORTS

CHARGED — Wales co-captain and track star Rhys Williams, after testing positive at the pre-Games Glasgow Grand Prix. He has denied taking banned substances but will miss the the Commonwealth Games. OUT — Australian athletics queen Sally Pearson, of...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Sisters quick to grasp the window of opportunity


CATE Campbell has become the fastest woman in world swimming after being written off by rival coaches as a one-hit wonder in a rocket suit. Campbell had been the rising star of the pool when as a towering teenager she shocked the world in 2008 and...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Missile the one to beat


JAMES Magnussen warned he has another gear to find more speed as he rocketed to favouritism for the 100m freestyle at the Commonwealth Games last night. Magnussen had tried to play the underdog card leading into these Games, palming off the pressure...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Diamond girl’s last-gasp goal


AUSTRALIA’S netballers have added another instant epic to their collection of Commonwealth Games classics with a last-gasp heist against England last night. The Diamonds had trailed all night and seemed on the brink of being thrust into a semifinal...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Jack on track for Rio

IMPENDING fatherhood and two gold medals in his track cycling comeback in Glasgow has put Jack Bobridge in a happy place after a tough two years on the road. The 25-year-old said he owed his team and individual pursuit success to the support of his...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Mark admits to staring down barrel of retirement

RUSSELL Mark has never been one to slip quietly into the night. The Olympic gold medallist has been a master of both success at the elite level and courting the kind of controversy good for his profile. Warring with national officials, his wife Lauren...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: FAST FEUD


SALLY Pearson’s Commonwealth Games preparation has been compromised by a dramatic falling out with Australian team management. Her relationship with head coach Eric Hollingsworth has deteriorated to the point where they are no longer on speaking...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Controversial Steff aims to bow out as a golden boy


IN many ways it’s an un-John Steffensen goodbye. No bells and whistles, no brash statements but instead one of Australia’s best athletes over the past decade is quietly slipping out the back door. Steffensen will hang up his spikes after the 4x400m...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Tough Way to rebuild a life

IT’S a story many of us know only too well. We’re getting older, our tummy is hanging sadly over our belt and those takeaway meals are becoming the nightly norm. “That’s it,” we say. “Time to get fit. I’m going for a run.” That’s what happened to...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Hamstring woe rules out Rowe

RISING Australian track star Alex Rowe is out of the Commonwealth Games because of a hamstring injury. Just a week after equalling the national 800m record in Monaco, Rowe’s world came crashing down when he injured his right hamstring at training...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: New headgear rule hits bump


IT was the first bout of the boxing competition but within minutes, Mathew Martin of Nauru had a large lump on his head from a punch. Northern Ireland’s Michael Conlan, who won unanimously on points, had blood streaming down his face. That’s what...

7/27/2014: COMMONWEALTH GAMES: NSW’s golden shooter Repacholi


WITH his impressive 2m frame, bushy ginger beard and rainbow socks, NSW shooter Daniel Repacholi looks an unlikely star for the discipline of the rifle range. But last night his steady hand delivered him the second gold medal for Australia’s shooters...

7/27/2014: SPORT: FC SEE OFF UNHAPPY HAMMERS


SYDNEY FC claimed the scalp of English Premier League side West Ham yesterday with a 3-1 win in their preseason friendly in Wellington. The victory arrived four days after Graham Arnold’s Sky Blues were thumped 4-0 in Dunedin by the EPL’s Newcastle...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Whincup sprouts wings


RED BULL boss Roland Dane has declared Jamie Whincup is back on track to become the greatest V8 driver in history as the five-time champion is set to unleash an upgraded Commodore at Queensland Raceway this week. Whincup took two Townsville race wins...

7/27/2014: SPORT: JAPAN FIGHTBACK TO TIE AUSTRALIA


BALTIMORE: Sakura Yokomine sank a 15-foot par putt at 18 to complete an amazing fightback to keep Japan undefeated and atop the field with six points on Friday at the LPGA International Crown matches. Standing 6-down with seven holes to play, Yokomine...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Langer out to make amends

BERNHARD Langer has a seven-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the Senior British Open in Bridgend, Wales after shooting a five-under 66 to add to his opening 65. The German is on 11-under 131 overall at Royal Porthcawl with Scotland’s Colin...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Sky’s the limit for Wiggins

THERE could still a place for Sir Bradley Wiggins at Team Sky, despite saying his Grand Tour days are behind him, according to Team Sky chief Sir Dave Brailsford. Brailsford was responding to the rider’s claim that road cycling is cut-throat, whereas...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Maradona rips into Argentina

DIEGO Maradona has slammed Argentina’s secondplace finish at the World Cup, saying the team “did not play at all.” The former Argentina star, and coach of the national side four years ago in South Africa, said the team led by Lionel Messi should have...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Ambrose fuels V8 return talk

MARCOS Ambrose on Friday declined to discuss a report that he’s considering returning to Australia to run the V8 Supercar Series for Roger Penske. The report in Brisbane’s Courier-Mail was fuelled at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when Richard Petty said...

7/27/2014: SPORT: GARDEN CAN BE FERTILE


LEGENDARY boxing trainer Freddie Roach believes Daniel Geale has the style and condition to trouble undefeated knock out king Gennady Golovkin in today’s middleweight world title fight at Madison Square Garden. The endorsement comes a little over a...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Lallana misses Reds’ kick-off

LIVERPOOL suffered a major blow when England midfielder Adam Lallana was ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a knee injury. Lallana, who moved to Anfield from Southampton for $42 million earlier this month, sustained the knock at the Reds’...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Amla cruises with big ton

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: South Africa captain Hashim Amla scored his 22nd test century to steer the visitors away from the risk of a follow-on and to 234-7 at tea on day three of the second test against Sri Lanka. Amla was unbeaten on 119 at the break,...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Race just awash with supporters

FOUR European teams intending to challenge for the America’s Cup have released a statement supporting the event after the withdrawal of the Australian syndicate serving as Challenger of Record. Britain’s Ben Ainslie Racing, Sweden’s Artemis Racing,...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Walker snapped up by Capitals

VIRGINIA: The Washington Capitals on Friday signed forward Nathan Walker, the first Australian player to be drafted by an NHL team. Twenty-year-old Walker was selected in the third round of last month’s draft. He signed a standard three-year,...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Wizards’ Wall joins US camp

NBA All-Star guard John Wall has been added to the US squad for a pre-World Cup training camp while Blake Griffin of the LA Lakers has withdrawn from national duty. The team for the World Cup, to be held in Spain from August 30, will be selected from...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Tele’s Phelps in final field

THE Sunday Telegraph’s senior sports reporter James Phelps has been announced as a 2014 NRMA Kennedy Awards finalist. Nominees from a record 430 entries for 33 categories were announced last week. Phelps was chosen as a finalist in the Outstanding...

7/27/2014: SPORT: BENJI TO FACE HIS OLD MATES


BENJI Marshall faces his former club for the first time since returning to Rugby League when the Dragons take on Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium this afternoon. Marshall spent 11 seasons with the Tigers playing 201 games and scoring 76 tries. Marshall...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Huge test for Geale


DANIEL Geale ($5.25) will have the toughest fight of his career when he meets undefeated Kazakh boxer Gennandy Golovkin ($1.14) at Madison Square Garden later today. Golovkin is putting his WBA and IBO middleweight titles on the line in this bout with...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Finals spot at stake as Crows face Pies

ADELAIDE have been heavilybacked to win a potentially season-defining clash with Collingwood at the MCG today. Since the news Collingwood star Dane Swan would miss through injury, punters have crunched the Crows from $2.25 into $2.10 with the Pies...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Kiwis seek revenge against Sea Eagles

THE New Zealand Warriors will be looking to overcome their poor record against the Sea Eagles at Mount Smart Stadium today. Manly have won seven of their last eight against the Warriors. The Kiwi’s were beaten by the Broncos last week but had...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Sally’s our golden chance in hurdles

AUSTRALIAN star Sally Pearson is an easing favourite ($1.55) to win the 100m hurdles next Saturday. English athlete Tiffany Porter ($3.25) is her biggest danger after running third behind Pearson at last year’s World Championships. Ex-world champion...

7/27/2014: SPORT DETAILS: SUNDAY SPORTSWORD

The solution for today’s crossword will appear in Friday’s Daily Telegraph ACROSS 1. ‘80s Liverpool midfielder known as ‘Skippy’, Craig ... (8) 6. Ex-Eagles and St Kilda forward, Fraser... (6) 11. Soccer defensive tactic, ... trap (7) 12. Cowboys...

7/27/2014: SPORT DETAILS: Harry bags trio in Manly victory

HARRY Bergelin, the Manly flanker with a voracious appetite for scoring tries, plunged over for a hat trick of fivepointers to take his total for the season to 20 for the minor premiers, who ended West Harbour’s hopes of pinching a spot in the...

7/27/2014: SPORT: The double-edged sword


The morning after Origin III, Darius Boyd was approached by a TV reporter as he was leaving the team hotel seeking the Newcastle fullback’s reaction to Wayne Bennett’s departure from the Knights. Boyd’s disdainful treatment of the reporter was...

7/27/2014: SPORT: New competition rekindles old passions

There are still some in Australia’s wonderfully diverse football community who bemoan the supposed ‘’ethnic cleansing’’ that occurred when the A-League was formed. They resent how the vestiges of the national allegiances of those who played an...

7/27/2014: SPORT: A world record swim attains gold standard

EVEN as The Telegraph’s Commonwealth Games Grinch, I concede the world record by the Australian women’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay team invested the event with much needed credibility. Times and depth of competition rather than a bloated medals haul...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Ukraine: Give up or die

THE Ukrainian military has issued a stark warning to the separatists operating in the area of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site — surrender or die. That’s the view of National Security and Defence Council spokesman Colonel Andriy Lysenko, saying...

7/27/2014: SPORT: Dutch ready to send in troops

DUTCH troops have been confined to barracks and had leave cancelled ahead of a possible mission to secure the MH17 crash site in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday that a decision on a military deployment to the...

7/27/2014: FLIGHT MH17: They promised to come back, now they never will


THE last time Wil van den Hende spoke to her three grandchildren, they had just gone through passport control at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam and were about to board their return flight home to Australia. “Everyone came on the phone ... ‘Bye bye’,...

7/27/2014: FRONT PAGE: DRUG CLASS FOR KIDS

RADICAL drug education targeting eight-yearolds will be introduced to classrooms amid soaring drug incidents in schools. The program — covering illicit drugs, steroids, energy drinks, caffeine and alcohol — will be added to the year 3 curriculum in...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Jewellery world loses true gem


ONE of the nation’s finest jewellers and most generous philanthropists has plunged to her death from a high-rise building on the Gold Coast. Ann Middleton, who dazzled movie stars and royalty around the world with her creations and kindness, had lived...

7/27/2014: NEWS: LOTTO RESULTS

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7/27/2014: NEWS: You must work to get the dole now

THE unemployed will be forced to look for a job almost every day under a crackdown on welfare that makes working for the dole compulsory for almost every jobseeker. Tens of thousands of jobseekers will have to look for more jobs and participate in...

7/27/2014: NEWS: A dodgy cabbie‘ s $ 200 for a $ 40 trip

A SYDNEY c abbie known around the network as “Doctor Nabil” has been stripped of his taxi licence after secretly charging a passenger almost $ 200 for a trip from Sydney Airport to Randwick. The i ncident foll owed claims by other taxi drivers that...

7/27/2014: NEWS: We’ve sold two homes to save our son — and we’d do it again

TWO years ago, Freddie Hughes was diagnosed as autistic. The then threeyear-old from Moree was non-verbal and needed intensive treatment which was not available in the state’s north west. Now aged five, Fred travels with his mother Holly every three...

7/27/2014: NEWS: ALL IT NEEDS


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOCTORS + Force all specialist trainees to do an annual rotation in the bush + Overhaul incentive schemes so GPs get extra pay to work in isolated inland towns CANCER + Open at least 13 more radiotherapy centres in towns...

7/27/2014: NEWS: City expenses cripple country butcher


BRAD Lyons has had to give up his job as a butcher to concentrate on saving his foot. As a teenager he suffered leukaemia and the legacy was diabetes, which has led to cardiovascular complications including an ulcerated foot. For the past four months,...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Parents make huge sacrifices for ailing daughter


ONE minute 17-year-old Shannon McKnight was just a year 12 student with a kidney infection, the next blood tests at Wagga Wagga Base hospital changed life in an instant with a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. “We didn’t get much notice. I...

7/27/2014: NEWS: GP pleads for a cheap place for bush patients to stay


DR Linda Samera is experiencing the injustice of bush health from both a GP and patient perspective — and she’s campaigning for a better deal. Seriously ill with an auto-immune disease, Dr Samera undertakes a monthly 1000km round trip to Sydney from...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Parking cost eats up budget for food

SICK patients are going without food so they can afford parking fees of up to $45 a day at major public hospitals. The Chronic Illness Alliance has slammed the charges as “a tax on the sick” as it emerged hospitals were making millions of dollars a...

7/27/2014: NEWS: SAD GOODBYE


IT was a long, painful journey but one founded on faith, love and a desperate hope. The Perth-based parents of MH17 passenger Fatima Dyczynski arrived at the Malaysia Airlines flight’s Ukrainian crash site yesterday clinging to the belief their...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Life bans for ALP’s big seven

SEVEN of Labor’s most notorious figures — including Eddie Obeid, Joe Tripodi and Ian Macdonald — have received unprecedented life bans in a symbolic move aimed at regaining the public’s trust in the beleaguered party. With the party rocked by...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Refugees get false birthday

ASYLUM seekers are being given the same generic birthday date as the federal government redetermines their ages, it has been claimed. Up to 50 Afghan asylum seekers ranging in age were all given the same birthday — the same day, month and year. After...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Bus driver is banned over his child rage


A FRUSTRATED school-bus driver accused of dangling a child’s Nintendo out a window, and “giving the bird” to another driver has been taken off the road. The NSW driver, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was last week suspended from operating...

7/27/2014: NEWS: When good dogs go wild for photos

LIKE any model, put them in front of the camera and watch them pose, pout and try to outshine their rivals. With a study by University of California showing dogs are jealous of other pooches, we took bordeauxs Rocco and Indi, Benjie the kelpie-cross...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Being a bloke is now a crime


“POLICE were patrolling Rawson Park on Friday night when they spotted two teenage males standing in the darkness at about 10.30pm. Police deemed it to be suspicious and thought they may have been there to consume alcohol or drugs. “The 18-year-olds...

7/27/2014: NEWS: BAN EVIL FROM COMING HOME

SICKENING photos of Australian-born terrorist Mohamed Elomar proudly holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers have been posted on Twitter. Elomar’s fellow Islamic State terrorist Khaled Sharrouf uploaded the photos along with disturbing tweets:...

7/27/2014: NEWS: FAIRFAX NEEDS TO STOP HATING


THE contortions of Abbott haters are a marvel. Despite a nation united in grief for the victims of the MH17 tragedy, and thankful for competent leadership, the Sydney Morning Herald saw fit to run this viciously gratuitous letter from Phil Stanton, of...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Teen’s journey an inspiration


SANTO Celi struggles to relate to other kids his age. That’s not surprising, really; while his peers have been lobbying for an Xbox, or trying to get out of homework, the 14 year old has been dealing with matters of life and death. For the past six...

7/27/2014: NEWS: THE AWARDS

THE Pride of Australia Medal is one of News Corp Australia’s most important community endeavours — recognising and rewarding our community’s most outstanding members. In 10 years we have shared more than 19,000 stories and awarded more than 550...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Duped into drug run


A PENSIONER facing life in an Asian jail for ice smuggling may have been duped into a doomed drug run by African money scammers. Emails show 78-year-old Joerg Ulitzka from Brighton in Melbourne was convinced he had big money coming from shadowy...

7/27/2014: NEWS: A big stink over natural gas

A PUBLIC information campaign has been launched to encourage NSW politicians to support the development of the local natural gas industry. With household gas bills rising by up to 18 per cent, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration...

7/27/2014: NEWS: THE EMAIL SCAM

IT HAS the look of copybook internet scamming, right down to the dodgy grammar. A man professing to be The King of the Asogil tribe in Ghana dangles the bait of unimaginable riches. Of course the King will need to be provided with some banking...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Surf girls wiping out the men in the money stakes


FORMER world champion surfer Layne Beachley remembers a time during her glittering career when she was lucky to earn $8000 a year on the e women’s world tour. “And I was working four other jobs as well, just to fund my travel around the world,’’...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Privileged teen fights underage sex claims

A TEENAGER who attended one of Sydney’s most prestigious schools and lives in a mansion on the upper north shore faces the possibility of jail after being charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl. The 19-year-old, who was 18 at the time of the...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Police battle angry crowd to help woman


MORE than a dozen police were forced to subdue a disorderly crowd that threatened to turn violent amid reports a woman had been assaulted in the city overnight. Emergency services were called to Sussex St to find a woman lying on the side of the road....

7/27/2014: NEWS: Wee-leaks shock: Nappy redesign dampens mums


AT first, Janette Ishiyama thought it was a failure of the nappy technique she’d spent three years perfecting that was suddenly causing her kids to wake with their pyjamas and bedding soaked. That ruled out, she worried her two little ones had started...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Sydney’s Muslims rally for Gaza

ABOUT 100 protesters gathered outside the Egyptian consulate in Sydney yesterday to rally against the Gaza conflict. Organised by Islamic political party Hizb ut-Tahrir, the protesters condemned Israel and the international community for failing to...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Clock is ticking for true watchmakers


NICHOLAS Hacko is leading a rebellion. From the fourth floor of his CBD office in Castlereagh St, the third-generation watch repairer is quietly taking on the big global brands in the all but lost art of clockmaking. When the big brands stopped...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Kids are ignoring safety message


IT’S a life-saving message but it’s clearly losing its impact. Doctors are alarmed about a sharp rise in the number of children admitted to hospital with head injuries after falls from bikes, scooters or skateboards — with up to 75 per cent of them...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Woman stabbed in brutal attack

A WOMAN is in a serious condition after being stabbed in the neck in an attack by two men at a home on the NSW Central Coast. Police were called to the Bateau Bay address just before 6.30pm on Friday after concerns were raised for the woman’s...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Cruellest cut as hair legends pack up studio


IT started with cuts, clippers, curlers and hair colour. But over the years hairdressers Andrea Christodoulou and Ati Likidis have taken on the role of counsellors, cooks and confidantes to their family of customers. Now the friends have closed their...

7/27/2014: NEWS: A pair of rare art gems up for grabs


TWO paintings by one of Sydney’s most loved artists will be offered at auction next month after being owned by just one family for many decades. Roland Wakelin painted Ferry Wharf, Neutral Bay and Hayes Street, Neutral Bay in 1945. Since then, Wakelin...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Lisa’s back in fashion after 5 years in hell


IT was five years of her life that design veteran Lisa Ho wouldn’t wish on anyone, culminating in the collapse of her million-dollar empire last year. On the verge of a spectacular comeback, the 53year-old mother of three has revealed for the first...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Lamborghini seized after street drag race

A MAN had his Lamborghini impounded after allegedly being caught drag racing at Chipping Norton. Liverpool police were patrolling Newbridge Rd about 8.45pm on Friday when they allegedly saw a black Lamborghini Gallardo and a white Mitsubishi Lancer...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Kids catch science bug


NEW technology is driving a surge in enthusiasm for science among thousands of children, from preschool age to the high school years. New research shows books, documentaries and visits to zoos and museums are critical elements in engaging children in...

7/27/2014: NEWS: WHICH OF THESE HAVE YOU DONE IN THE PAST THREE MONTHS?


77% Read books 70% Watched a documentary 60% Used the internet 42% Visited a zoo 26% Visited a natural history museum 92 % Agreed that it was important for children to understand the natural world and the animals in it 41 % Agreed that...

7/27/2014: NEWS: How 94% of rapists get away with evil


IT’S a heartbreaking statistic for rape victim Kirsten — she looks likely to join the 94 per cent of sexual assault victims who will never receive justice. The Belgian tourist who bravely returned to Sydney after being raped in a dark Potts Point...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Sarah is inspired by children’s charity work


SHE is just nine years old but Erin Taprell is ardently raising money in the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Step-athon in honour of her beloved little brother, Dion, whose life was claimed by Leigh’s disease when he was just three years...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Medicine seized in lead fear

HEALTH authorities have raided grocery stores in Sydney’s southwest and seized 30 bottles of a traditional Indian medicine following fears about heavy metal contamination. The medicines were removed from three Indian stores in Campsie yesterday after...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Lockdown as teen knifed

A TEENAGER was rushed to hospital and a suburban street locked down after a stabbing at a unit complex in Sydney’s southeast overnight. Emergency services were called to a property on Rhodes St, Hillsdale, at 2.10am where a 19-year-old was found with...

7/27/2014: NEWS: Go green with envy


WHEN it comes to our leafiest suburbs, Sydney’s south and east are little more than concrete jungles, a new study has revealed. A survey of the city’s tree canopy shows Botany Bay has fewer trees than any other suburb, with just 12 per cent leaf...

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