南京夜网

南京夜网 13/06/2018

Payne opts to try for other goals

Retired: Bulldogs forward Corey Payne will focus on business opportunities. Picture: James Brickwood.BULLDOGS forward Corey Payne had been holding onto a secret before Christmas.
Nanjing Night Net

“I’ve had it in the back of my mind since then,” the St Johns Park local said.

When Payne spoke with Bulldogs chief executive Todd Greenberg he was told to “have a good think about it”.

So he dropped the bombshell last week.

“I decided that now was the right time to retire,” Payne said.

“I’ve got my commitments off field and I just wouldn’t be able to give the time and dedication required to the club and my teammates. I just don’t want to let anyone down.”

The news of the end of the 28-year-old’s footy career came as a shock to most of his teammates.

“A number of them were genuinely shocked but some understood my commitments off field so they were supportive of my decision,” he said.

Payne himself didn’t think he would retire so early.

“When I was 18 or 19 years old I thought I’d play the game forever,” he said.

“But the more I talk about it, the answer is clear.

“Since then I’ve developed into a different person with different goals and ambitions.

“Now I’m hungry for them and it’s time to commence this next chapter of my life.”

Payne wants to finish a masters degree at Sydney University and complete his Churchill Fellowship.

He also has to carry out the responsibilities of being NSW Young Australian of the Year. The title recognises his work with disadvantaged youth.

Next year he plans further postgraduate business studies in Europe.

“Hopefully this path will be just as rewarding as footy has been for me,” he said.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

南京夜网 13/06/2018

EFL: New Scoresby coach keen for teens to advance

NEW Scoresby coach Sean Kavanagh believes his club could debut up to five teenagers in the opening rounds of the Eastern Football League division 1 season.
Nanjing Night Net

The long-time Magpies under-19 coach was elevated to the senior role in the off-season replacing Scott Whyte and said he planned to promote the club’s younger players into the senior side, as long as they showed they were physically ready for it.

The Magpies under-19s, formerly the under-18s, have been a consistent contender in the division 1 competition in past seasons winning premierships in 2011 and 2012.

He said successful juniors David Del Papa and Stephen Scott were two midfielders who had shown promise during pre-season training while 10-12 other players could also earn senior debuts this season.

“We have injected those 20 or so under-19 players into the seniors and they have put a spark in the group,” he said.

“Training has been outstanding, with 81 players on the track and we have expanded our junior program to get our under-17s involved in the senior club.”

The Magpies have lost Paul Chadwick to Vermont while Nathan Buxton-Wale and Jake Dunn have transfers pending to Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League club Upwey-Tecoma.

Kavanagh said he wasn’t keen to discuss any departed players, instead looking to the chance to promote younger players into the seniors.

Kavanagh said he was also excited about the form of Rhys Van Rheenan who is expected to get more regular senior appearances alongside his brother Luke.

The Magpies’ list will again feature several sets of brothers with Kavanagh and the club keen to build on the family connections within the club.

The Magpies will play practice matches against Corowa (away) and Avondale Heights with other matches still being organised.

The Magpies are also keen to recruit more under-17 and under-19 players for its development program with more information available at the club website.

Handy player: Scoresby will look to promote younger players this season—Jarrod Hicks is pictured for the Magpies last year. Picture: Gary Sissons

南京夜网 13/06/2018

VSDCA: Late wickets give Waters sniff of victory

THREE late wickets to all-rounder Bryce Galvin has given Bayswater a late reprieve in its Victorian Sub District Cricket Association battle with second-placed Plenty Valley at Bayswater Oval on Saturday.
Nanjing Night Net

The Waters were put in by the Valley on a difficult pitch and the visitors made the most of the conditions bowling out the Waters for 136 in 61 overs.

The Valley also looked sharp with the bat cruising to 0-35 before Galvin struck, taking three late wickets as the visitors ended play on 4-60 with Darryl Stranger taking the other wicket.

Waters captain Sean Flynn said his side had not made enough runs but Galvin’s wickets, two of which knocked stumps out of the ground, left his side hopeful it could still win.

“We need six wickets and they need 76 runs so we are still in it,” Flynn said.

“Galvin bowled beautifully and turned the game in the last 45 minutes of play. He generated some good pace and bounce.”

Earlier, the Waters batsmen were unable to form enough partnerships, with only Dean Connell (37), Galvin (32) and Harry Cowling (22) looking threatening against the in-form Valley attack.

“We didn’t get enough contributions from the middle order,” Flynn said. “It was a good toss to win and I would have bowled as well but we would have liked to make more runs.”

Regardless of their small total, Flynn still believes a good first hour could swing the match his side’s way. “Hopefully, we can generate some more nicks and can get a few early wickets,” he said.

“We have had some good individual performances this season, with Galvin in form and Luke Turner taking wickets recently. Hopefully, we can have a good hour and set up a memorable win.”

南京夜网 13/06/2018

Brisbane’s $60.5 million repair bill after wild weather

Brisbane’s repair bill for the storms, winds and floods last week is $60.5 million, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has told reporters touring the renovated City Hall.
Nanjing Night Net

But changes to the national disaster funding arrangements now meant the council had to pay about $23 million of that bill, Cr Quirk said.

He said the situation would be discussed with Senator Joe Ludwig who is the federal government minister assisting Queensland’s flood recovery.

“I suspect there will be some negotiations occurring between the state and federal governments,” Cr Quirk said.

“I hope so. To remove the restoration of damages to community groups and to parks, I think is unfortunate.

“I would hope that they would be restored.

“But as of December they were removed from the national disaster guidelines.”

Brisbane’s $60.5 million in flood costs includes $16.4 million for roads, $13 million in park damage, $9.4 million in damage to bridges and the seawall near Sandgate, $11.2 million for the city’s counter-disaster funding and clean-up, plus $845,000 in damage to community facilities.

The $23 million that cannot be claimed by BCC under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements scheme is the $13 million in parks damage, one-half of the roads damage, $1 million in clean-up costs, plus the $845,000 damages to community group facilities.

He said he had yesterday asked council staff to breakdown the repairs to the city into fortnightly time frames.

All repairs should be finished in 12 months.

Cr Quirk said it was too early to judge the impact of finding the additional $23 million on Brisbane City Council rates rise for 2013.

The $23 million was on top of the $100 million that Brisbane City Council still had to find from the 2011 floods.

More to come …

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

南京夜网 13/06/2018

Round up from golf clubs

Kapunda Golf 2/2/2013
Nanjing Night Net

Men

Lower North Hire & Civil monthly medal winner: W Skinner 68.

A grade D. Carson 71, M. Mickan 72,C. McKnight 72, J. Shephard 72

B Grade M. Dew 70, M. Menzel 70, D.Crockett 73

C.Grade T. Moritz 72, D.Perry 74

Women

Women winner: I. Smith 75, C.Pfitzner 78, W. Wilson 79

Tanunda Golf

Saturday stroke competition and medallist qualifying round.

Overall winner G Vassiliadis 68.

A grade

B. Grocke 71 c/b, r/u S. Maddaford 71

B grade

C Fechner 71 c/b, r/u P Lawrie 71

C grade

G Vassiliadis 68, r/u P Othams 72; Ladies P Henschke 76, r/u D Reichelt 79.

Long drives:

A grade M Zubriinich

B grade C Lockhart

C grade P Giersch

Ladies P Henschke; Rockford Hole J Blechynden.

NTP 6th G Vassiliadis (Peter Lehmann); 8th J Gooden (Langmeil); 11th P Othams (Yalumba); 16th T George (Rusden); 7th hole 2nd shot J Cullen (TPGC).

Rundown:

M Woodrow 72, P Lithgow 72, R McDevitt 73, T George 73, M Rodda, B Veevers, M Schulz, R Casey, T Jenkins all 74.

Sunday stableford competition:

S Escritt 38, R McDevitt 35, J Phillips 32, F Blackwell 31, S Rawlinson 30, B Burns 30, R Casey 28, G Phillips (Links Lady Bay) 27, A Robinson 15.

Wednesday Men’s stableford competition.

Individual Overall Net

B Hage 37, J Hongell 36, F Contestabile 35, J Denley 34, W Fechner 34, J Gooden 33, J Blechynden 33, A Coutie, B Veevers, G Vassiliadis all 32, C McMillan 31, G Lamshed 31, D Cock 29, M Allanson 28, S Rawlinson 28, B Andrews 27, G Bittner, C Crichton, D Forrest all 26, B Ronan 25, B Eckermann 25, D Hemsley 24, N O’Brien 22.

Individual GA Net

A grade: B Hage 37, J Blechynden 33, A Coutie 32, B Veevers 32, C McMillan 31, M Allanson 28, S Rawlinson 28, G Bittner 26, C Crichton 26, N O’Brien 22.

Individual GA Net

B grade: J Hongell 36, F Contestabile 35, J Denley 34, W Fechner 34, J Gooden 33, G Vassiliadis 32, G Lamshed 31, D Cock 29, B Andrews 27, D Forrest 26, B Ronan 25, B Eckermann 25, D Hemsley 24.

Ladies Par competition:

L Price -1, A Myatt -2, L Montfort -3, J Jeffries, D Ahrens, C Lienert, L Semmler all -4, F Blackwell -5, J MacPhail -7, C Hongell -7, D Reichelt -8, A Wells -8.

Thursday Twilight Golf stableford competition:

P Jeffries 30, J Cullen (Highercombe) 20, K Owen 20, P Othams 19, L Semmler 19, P Lawrie, S Escritt, L Montfort, B Andrews all 18, P Giersch, R Newstead, S Rawlinson, M Allanson all 17, T Saegenschnitter 16, B Owen 16, D Reichelt 15, M Woodrow 15, D Newstead 14, A Henschke 13, S Othams 11, A Robinson 10, P Sumner (Highercombe) 10, J Kleinig 9.

Mt Pleasant Golf

Saturday stroke (Roesler Cup) competition

A grade: P Sando 66, S Tregenza, T Mitchell, D Higgins all 71, A Wake 73.

B grade: T Vine 67, E Bishop 68, C Noble 68, D McQueen 70, T Lehmann 72.

NTP 2nd A Wake; 12th K Vine; 14th A Wake; 18th T Lehmann.

Birdies: T Lehmann 12 & 2.

Ladies stroke – Beth Wright Summer Trophy: M Need 68, B Wright 71, F Henschke 76. NTP 18th B Wright.

Gawler Golf

Wednesday Ladies

The ladies competition is back in action for the year and Marion Bow managed to take the Hi-Beam Car Wash sponsored voucher. A nett 79 saw her win, followed by Kaye Korber with nett 81. Kay won NTP on the 4th hole, also holing the birdie.

Thursday

Many players started, not too many finished. The rain at Gawler drowned a few of the players out, but those who finished the stroke round in the rain scored relatively well. Jeffery Norman Williams came out on top, shooting a nett 70 in the ACR 73 course conditions. Runner up was in-form Dale Elleray, with nett 71. NTP 4th S Noack (Elders Real Estate); 6th J Williams (Spencer Flooring); 11th D Nguyen (Elders); 18th D Dare (Criterion). Ball winners: S Noack, R Morris, D Nguyen, B Pipe, P Pogas, M Dawes, P Heffernan, C Swinstead. Birdie balls: J Williams, D Elleray, B Pogas, D Nguyen, J Assender, R Flett, T Bow, H Smits, S Noack.

Midweek

David Weatherly came back from the brink and shot 39 points, with runner up being Rob Malone shooting 38. Ball winners: R Lyons, J Martin, G Barber, R Fraser, B Santini, M Richer, A Yule, J Fowler, D Stewart, T Korber all 35. Birdies: S Francas, D Stewart, M Williams, I Chaplin, M Richer.

Saturday

The monthly medal sponsored by T&S Refrigeration was up for grabs. In the weather, competitors played stroke off the back markers with tricky pin-positions. Dane Vidakovic had no problems with the longer course at all, shooting a nett 65 and winning the monthly medal. Lesley Jeffery won the ladies competition, with nett 71. A grade: B Marsh, M Williams, B Pogas all 71; B grade: D Vidakovic 65, D Goodwin 68, J Vandommele 69. C grade: M Barlow 70, T Milics 72, C Atkinson 72. Ladies winner: L Jeffery 71. NTPs and long drives: 2nd A Sota (Uleybury Wines); St Kilda Hotel 3rd long drive C McKenzie; 4th D Nguyen (Giannitto Hotel Group); 6th C Ramsay (Kingsford Hotel); 3rd shot 9th D Nguyen (Roseworthy Hotel); Fasta Pasta long drive 10th D Nguyen; 11th C Thornton (Hi Beam Car/Dog Wash); 14th M Cogan (Pizza Works Pizza); 16th D Pascu (Willaston Hotel). Comp balls: G Caldwell, G Gray, B Leighton, D Harte, G Page, R Roy, R Taverner, R Polito, D Steel, A Gardner, G Barber, J Agar, G Schultz, C Ramsay, A Amber, D Heywood, T Dowling, A Paul, D Pascu, D Wall, C Swinstead, G McCollum, C Thornton (c/b 74).

Sunday

Good weather saw a fantastic field play in the competition at Gawler. Low scores saw Doug Stewart win on a count back from L Chiappetta, both with 37 points. Ball winners: G Barber, P Heffernan, J Agar. Birdies: G Barber, R McNamara, P Heffernan, D Stewart, L Chiappetta, K Songer.

Barossa Golf Report

Saturday

Saturday stroke competition winner C Hughes 67. A grade R Thiele 70, r/u S O’Neil 70; B grade P Temme 71, r/u G Fechner 71; C grade C Hughes 67, r/u K Bockmann 71.

A grade

(34 players): P Twelftree 70, N Ward 71, D Brook 72, J Gerhardy 72, J Alderson 73, P McCarthy 73.

B grade

(29 players): P Baldwin 73, D Venning, S Miller, C Campbell all 74, G Laucke 75.

C grade

(34 players): L Hampel, C Sims, G Dungey all 72, C Laucke 73, G Maxted 73, M Graetz 74.

Ladies competition winner P Homburg 69, T Ross 70, C Farley 70.

NTP 3rd J Kay; 4th 2nd shot P Twelftree; 6th L Hunter; 10th 2nd shot R Thiele; 12th N Ward; 17th D Batterbury.

Long drives

A grade T Turnbull; B grade G Fechner; C grade A Small.

Putting competition: Men’s – G Hunter 24 putts; Ladies – B Both 27 putts.

Midweek stroke competition winner I Wigley 68, r/u C Linden 69.

Ball winners: M Pfeiffer 70, K Bockmann 70, R Hampel 71, A Edwards 72, L Collins, J Mosey, B Perry all 73, B Lythgoe 74.

NTP 6th T Giles; 15th J Mosey.

4BBB: B Lythgoe, R Hampel 45.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

南京夜网 13/06/2018

RDCA: Sharks find bite to bowl out Knights

BAYSWATER Park looked on shaky ground after the first day of its RDCA Lindsay Trollope Shield clash against Croydon North.
Nanjing Night Net

The Sharks were all out for 172 and couldn’t lay a hand on the Knights openers who got their side to 0-40 when play ended.

Wicket-taker: Bayswater Park’s Justin McConchie bowls against Croydon North on Saturday. Picture: Sam Stiglec

But soon after the start of the second day, openers Ryan Heyres and Jade Boyd were out with just one run added and their teammates followed with the Knights found short of the total, bowled out for 158 with only Chris Noy (54) threatening the Sharks.

Josh Temple took 4-36 and Justin McConchie 3-33 for the Sharks who batted out the day finishing on 1-85 with Marcus Adams (48 not out) showing some form.

Wantirna South had to work to keep hold of its mammoth first day total of 8-295 against a cagey Mooroolbark. Brendan Ricci’s 109 was the backbone of a dogged Barkers chase which looked threatening at 5-226 before Ricci was run out. The Barkers fought on but were bowled out for 279 in 78.1. Star paceman Drew McKay (6-70) took some telling late wickets.

LINDSAY TROLLOPE SHIELD: North Ringwood 64 points, 1.42 per cent; South Croydon 48, 1.38; Wantirna South 44, 1.34; Ainslie Park 40, 1.03; Mooroolbark 36, 0.86; Bayswater Park 32, 0.97; Warranwood 24, 1.07; Norwood 24, 0.81; Croydon North 24, 0.74; South Warrandyte Hawks 16, 0.71.

南京夜网 13/06/2018

Hodge’s late Ashes bid comes to an end

BRAD Hodge’s late bid for an Ashes comeback has failed, with Victoria turning down the veteran batsman’s offer to come out of retirement to play in the Sheffield Shield.
Nanjing Night Net

The Bushrangers have informed Hodge he won’t be selected at first-class level for three reasons.

First, Hodge left his run until too late in the season, then took off to play in the Bangladesh Premier League, from which he is not due to return until February 15. He would only have been available for Victoria’s last two shield games.

Second, Victoria is determined to plan for the future in an effort to produce a regular Test batsman. To bring back Hodge, 38, would have been perceived as a backward step.

And, third, the Victorian hierachy received a cool response from the national selection panel when gauging Hodge’s prospects of breaking back into the national team almost five years after his last Test.

“If the race was going to be run it’s run out of time because he has taken himself off [to Bangladesh],” said Victoria’s chairman of selectors, Andrew Lynch.

“We would have had to have got going in South Australia which couldn’t have occurred because he’d left.

“That, combined with the fact we’re going in a different direction … We’re looking forward rather than back and while it was nice to think it might have been a fairytale selection for the Ashes, the bottom line is they told us they would be unlikely to pick him. Never say never, but highly unlikely.

“We add all those pieces up; not being here, our situation where we want to look to the future and the highly unlikely possibility of it and it would have been all too rushed. So we’re not going forward with that.”

Hodge floated the idea of returning to first-class cricket and making himself available for Ashes selection after Mike Hussey’s retirement left a gaping hole in the middle order and a void in experience.

His offer accentuated the lack of depth in Australian batting, but Victoria’s decision to look to the future signals an encouraging willingness to provide opportunities for the likes of Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb and Michael Hill.

Though Hodge played six Tests and Rob Quiney was promoted for a series against South Africa this summer, the Bushrangers have not had a regular Test batsman since Matthew Elliott, who played the last of his 21 Tests in 2004.

Given the strong domestic form of opening batsman Chris Rogers, the state selectors were not prepared to deprive a young batsman of a spot by picking a second veteran in the top order.

“[Glenn] Maxwell is on the verge as an all-rounder but we want to get a batsman into the Test side.

“It would have been a very short term focus and we’re not going to go down that road,” Lynch said.

Hodge is still expected to play club cricket for Melbourne late in the season to keep his eye in ahead of the Indian Premier League season, in which he will represent Rajasthan.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

南京夜网 13/06/2018

Accidental arrest: Corowa kidnap thwarted

1.20PM: TWO men and a woman have been arrested over a knife-point kidnap at Corowa.
Nanjing Night Net

The kidnappers were caught when police stopped a driver caught using his mobile phone.

While police spoke to the Ford Falcon driver, a 41-year-old man sprang from the back seat, ran to the police car and jumped inside.

There, he told officers he had been abducted from his Corowa home.

He also claimed his car had been stolen and he had been forced to withdraw cash from an ATM.

The Ford’s driver, a 29-year-old Lavington man, and a woman, 31, were arrested by police and taken to Albury police station where they were charged with several offences, including take or detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage.

Shortly after midnight, another man, 36, was arrested by police in the Albury area.

He was charged subsequently charged with aggravated break and enter in relation to an incident in the early hours of Sunday 20 January in which a man and his pregnant girlfriend were threatened by two armed intruders at their Albury home.

The man was also refused bail to appear in Albury Local Court today.

Inquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Albury Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

南京夜网 13/06/2018

Camilleri wins monthly shoot

CLOSE to 30 shooters attended the Moss Vale Small Bore and Rifle Club’s monthly shoot on Saturday, January 26, to contest the program of 20 pair Double Rise (cash divide) followed by 50T Double Barrel (trophy event).
Nanjing Night Net

The weather was rather warm with some strong breezes throughout the day, however, as can be seen by the results, this didn’t affect the shooting too much.

The highlight of the day was to have four possibles shot in the Double Barrel event, with the shoot-off resulting in two shooters achieving 100 target breaks, the biggest break shot to date on the new grounds.

The club congratulated all shooters for providing the level of competition which produced these results.

They thanked everyone who assisted on the day, especially to Elaine (and Barry) in the caravan, and Chef Don in the kitchen.

In the 50T event, the overall winner was Lawrence Doyle from Taree shooting 105 out of 105 following a 55 target shoot-off with Noel (Nick) Nichols (86 years) from Crookwell.

Moss Vale club captain Barry Kable will be investigating whether Nick has set an ACTA record for his age group.

In AA Grade, Joe Camilleri finished first with 78/79 and was followed by Leon Cuzner with 61/62.

Noel Nicholson took out A Grade with 104/105 and Brendan Walsh was second with 49/50.

B Grade was won by Lee Webb with 48/50 and Mick O’Dowd finished second with 43/50.

In C Grade Patrick Haynes was the winner with 46/50 and Ryan Webb took out second place with 45/50.

The next shoot will be on February 9, which will be a practice shoot (DTL and Skeet) at 12pm.

On Saturday, February 23 the monthly shoot will be held starting at 10am (gates open at 9am for set-up, assistance requested).

The program will be 25Pr Southern Zone Double Rise Championship and 20 Pr Southern Zone Deauville Double Championship with catering provided.

Noel Nicholson, Barry Kable and Lee Webb

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

南京夜网 13/06/2018

Going potty over plants

THE finer points of plant potting were highlighted during a recent workshop initiative by the Southern Highland Botanic Garden committee.
Nanjing Night Net

It attracted the support of 30 gardening enthusiasts from the Friends of the SHBG alleager to gain hands-on experience through demonstrations and education in the techniques of plant propogation.

The event was held to kick-start the propogation of plants to be sold at the Town and Country Gardens weekend, involving seven open gardens, to be held over weekend April 27 and 28.

The weekend is a major annual fundraiser for the Botanic Gardens.

Donation for the ongoing work to establish the gardens can also be sent to PO Box 707, Moss Vale, 2577.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.