AFL | Crows champion and board member Mark Ricciuto says the sacking of coach Brenton Sanderson was designed to prevent the team’s predicament going from “bad to worse”.
Ricciuto revealed on his Triple M breakfast show this morning that the Crows board feared that Sanderson would have to be sacked mid-year if they didn’t make the decision to part company with the coach now.
The former Crows skipper has been accused by fellow radio broadcaster and former club captain Chris McDermott of being behind the Sanderson decision.
However, Ricciuto says he was just one member of a sub-committee tasked with reviewing the coach’s position, including chairman Rob Chapman, board member Andrew Payze and football director David Noble.
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Adelaide | Concerns that South Australia wouldn’t be able to get its defence industries message through to federal Defence Minister David Johnston were dispelled yesterday in a two-and-a-half hour meeting in Perth.
Johnston, a WA Senator, hosted Defence SA officials at his office on Tuesday before they embarked on a tour of the Australian Submarine Corporation’s ASC West submarine repair facility at Henderson, 35km south west of Perth.
It follows a meeting between South Australia’s Premier Jay Weatherill and minister Johnston last week to resolve political fallout from the defection of now SA Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith’s from the Liberal Party.
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Adelaide | Police are appealing for people to come forward with information which might help their investigation into the death of eight-year-old Adelene Leong at the Royal Show last Friday.
“This appeal is for people who haven’t already contacted us, so if you could do that that would really help our investigation,” Chief Inspector Selena Dinning told a press conference this morning.
“If anybody has any footage or any photographs we’d be very keen to hear from people.”
“We are also keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of this tragic incident or anyone who experienced anything unusual on the ride.
“Even a small detail may be the crucial information which leads to a clear understanding of what took place.”
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This week in The Forager: regional wine show breaks with tradition, patisserie’s new hotspot, the poetry of food, Rilka Warbanoff cooks with soundwaves, and the best culinary events coming up.
McLaren Vale Wine Show a game-changer
Next month the 2014 McLaren Vale Wine Show will become one of the first regional wine shows in Australia and possibly the world to break with tradition and introduce food into the judging process, while also inviting the public inside the show via a series of dinners and tasting events.
Four categories of the show – Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and “Whites” – will incorporate dishes prepared by four of McLaren Vale’s finest chefs in the final stage of judging.