AFL | A formal AFL investigation into the circumstances of dynamic forward Eddie Betts’ now-controversial signing with Adelaide seems unlikely to proceed.
As it stands, there is no formal investigation, however the league will be asking some informal questions of key stakeholders “in the next couple of days”.
AFL spokesman Patrick Keane told InDaily: “We’ll make the inquiry with a couple of people just to find out whether we need to do a proper investigation under our rules.”
There appears no trigger for such an examination.
In 2013, Betts was a restricted free agent, meaning Carlton always had the final right of refusal on his contract. So it would not be possible for him to be “stitched up” by the Crows, without the Blues having the right of veto.
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Companies | Hills Limited has replaced CEO Ted Pretty with the company’s chief operating officer.
Grant Logan will be appointed CEO “with immediate effect”, Hills chairman Jennifer Hill-Ling announced today.
She said the board had “renewed and refined the company’s strategy”.
“After discussing the refined strategy with Ted we have agreed that this is the time for a change in executive leadership,” Hill-Ling said in a statement.
“Ted leaves the company with a strong balance sheet, a simplified business model and the thanks of the board.”
The statement said that “Mr Pretty will receive a termination payment in accordance with his contract”.
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THE FORAGER | In this week’s column: A place to wine and dine before and after the movies, a favourite bakery comes to the city, a TV dinner at Hentley Farm, how to use up excess seasonal produce at the Duke of Brunswick Hotel, locally made coffee pods, and more new eateries and pop-up action.
New food and wine offering for theatre goers
Taking up vacant space either side of the Regal Theatre on Kensington Road, two new food and wine offerings have filled a void for pre and post-theatre dining and refreshments in the eastern suburbs.
Working in tandem, Uxbridge Kitchen does the day shift and Hula Hoop the night-time hours, but both are owned and operated as one family business by Jonathon and Stephanie Hamra* and their three sons Charlie, Max and George.
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ADELAIDE | The number of patients overdue for elective surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital has more than tripled over the past two years, InDaily can reveal.
An SA Health summary of overdue elective surgeries obtained by InDaily shows that 162 patients were overdue for elective surgery at the hospital last month.
Of those patients, 35 were overdue for the most urgent ‘category one’ surgeries – those that must be performed within 30 days.
By comparison, less than 30 patients in total were overdue for elective surgery in April 2013 at the RAH, according to the document.
Patients overdue for elective surgery peaked at nearly 250 in January this year. That is more than six times the number overdue in January 2013.
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL | Cabaret singer Ray Jessel was in his 70s before he began performing, but the man dubbed the “witty, wayward octogenarian” is now recognised all over America thanks to an appearance last year on a TV talent show.
His chosen song for America’s Got Talent was a cheeky original number called “What She’s Got” – now more widely known as “The Penis Song”.
“It was amazing just how wonderful a reaction it got from the audience and judges,” Jessel, who is heading to Adelaide for next month’s Cabaret Festival, tells InDaily.
“And the really amazing thing for me was how many hits there were on YouTube and Facebook for the clip.”
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