Adelaide | A 54-year-old woman is being treated for hepatitis A in the first South Australian case to be linked to recalled frozen berry products.
SA Health chief medical officer Professor Paddy Phillips said this morning that the woman from country South Australia had been admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and was in a stable condition.
Phillips said it was the first case of hepatitis A in SA that could be linked to the frozen berries.
“The patient saw her doctor on the 15th February when she began displaying symptoms and a positive blood test for hepatitis A was returned on 24th February,” Phillips said in a statement.
“SA Health then began the process of investigating how the illness was contracted and the patient confirmed she ate Nanna’s frozen mixed berr Full Story »
ADELAIDE | A electronic dossier of target voters is being compiled by a newly-established Liberal Party operations unit formed to “ensure the party wins enough seats”, InDaily can reveal.
A 17-page document obtained by InDaily details a five-member “Liberal Members Secretariat” (LMS), with extra positions still vacant for elected members to participate.
“The over-arching objective of LMS is to ensure that Members are re-elected at the 2018 State Election and that the State Liberal Party wins enough seats to form Government,” the document emphasises.
“The fundamental role of LMS is to provide SA Liberal Members of Parliament, and their staff, with additional support over the next three years.”
It reveals Opposition Leader Steven Marshall’s office has established a “good Full Story »
AFL | A “romantic” move by the Adelaide Crows to their city namesake seems many years off, with new CEO Andrew Fagan lauding the club’s West Lakes facilities as being “as good as anyone’s” in Australian sport.
At a membership briefing to coincide with the club’s AGM yesterday, Fagan said recent investment in refurbishing the $20 million facility had developed it “into something that’s exceptional”.
“We’ve invested further to make sure the players have all the resources at their disposal,” he said.
Chairman Rob Chapman said while “there’s a lot of romance attached to our club being in the city … we’ve got all our facilities here, the SANFL pay to keep this facility for us and we’ve got it rent-free for 40 years”.
However, he added: “It would be remiss Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | Philip White compares two luxury reds: vastly differing Shiraz wines from contrasting years, terroirs and polarised winemaking philosophies.
Bishop by Ben Glaetzer Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
$33; 15% alcohol; screw cap; 80++ points
Ben Glaetzer is a big deal in the Barossa. And elsewhere. Winemaking genetics; millions of awards; smart marketing; solid backers and hard-arse back-up. The confidence to charge money. The whole package.
These grapes came from Ebenezer, on the Barossa’s sunbaked northern plain. It’s a very special little vignoble out there in the sediments. But early frosts limited the crop; dry winter sealed the deal; warm dry summer made everything finally happen really quickly and early.
So whatter we got? Typical Barossa ’13 Shiraz is Full Story »
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL REVIEW | This triptych of short pieces by Samuel Beckett, each a single-hander but all featuring a second voice, come from that era of existential angst post World War II when there was a public questioning of what life was about, what was real and what was not real.
Presented by the State Theatre Company of SA as part of the 2015 Adelaide Festival program, the pieces are a mirror to our own internals and all lead through psychological twists to an essential form of pathos.
They also cover three decades of Beckett’s work, from 1958 to 1975, and are grouped by theme and style.
The first of the pieces, Eh Joe, was actually written for television in 1965 (which in itself is enough to make us wonder about the progress of TV in 50 years). In this production directed by Corey Full Story »