KHARKIV | Dutch investigators say not all the MH17 bodies have been recovered from the crash site and some remain on the ground despite assurances from the Ukrainian government to the contrary.
Dutchman Jan Tuinder is leading the team of international experts that is preparing the remains to be transported to Holland starting on Wednesday.
“Tomorrow we will bring the remains to Holland,” he told reporters in Kharkiv on Tuesday evening.
“I am aware we are bringing our victims back home. But when you are from Australia it’s only further away.”
Up to 39 Australian citizens and residents were among the almost 300 people on the plane that was likely shot down by Russia-backed separatists.
However, Mr Tuinder revealed that not all the MH17 passengers were on the ref Full Story »
AFL | Adelaide Crows chief executive Steven Trigg has quit the club for AFL rivals Carlton.
Trigg said today he would start at the Blues in Melbourne in late August, ending a 17-year association with Adelaide Football Club.
“It’s been in my mind for a while,” he told media this morning.
“Over the last six months I’ve considered my next move.
“I’ve been in this job for 12-and-a-half years and the average time for a CEO in this business is around three to four years.”
Trigg said that once he had completed several major projects at the club, he felt it was an ideal time to move, coinciding with two offers from rival clubs.
“The Adelaide Oval project, establishing a State League team, shoring up our future in respect to the Oval move, getti Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE OPINION | A few years ago I took a drive through the Adelaide Hills with Paul Drogemuller, founder of Paracombe wines. It was a balmy, windows-down midsummer night: warm and slightly humid.
As we wound our way through the orchards and vineyards, he named the sprays and chemical applications each farmer had applied. These horrid stinks overwhelmed the original wholesome smells of woodland, pasture and fruit.
Paul had, as a young man, worked in a farm supplies store, so his expert nose knew its way round the petrochem business.
In that game, a good nose can save your life. Which is nothing new. It’s like sleeping by the fire in a cave when you suddenly smell lion. Like, “LION!!!”
Nowadays, Paul puts his excellent organoleptic skills to work on the sensuous bouq Full Story »