AFL | The Adelaide Crows have been cleared of any dodgy dealings in recruiting gun forward Eddie Betts.
The AFL today concluded informal inquiries after ousted Carlton coach Mick Malthouse’s bombshell allegation that former Adelaide CEO Steven Trigg boasted the club had “stitched up” a deal with Betts 18 months before he left the Blues.
But as forecast by InDaily yesterday, the AFL found no cause to launch a formal investigation.
In a statement late today, General Counsel Andrew Dillon said the AFL had interviewed 14 people, including officials from four AFL clubs and two registered player agents, as well as examining “documentation from a number of parties”.
“The AFL is satisfied the AFL Rules were adhered to,” said Dillon.
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Adelaide | Anglicare SA has vowed to lead a collaboration of homelessness services to “step up” following the death of a reportedly homeless woman who was found in the Business SA carpark on Greenhill Road yesterday.
An autopsy will be performed on the woman whose body was discovered in the basement of the Unley carpark yesterday afternoon.
Police are treating the death as suspicious.
Anglicare SA chief executive officer Peter Sandeman told InDaily that “if this is a homeless person who has unfortunately died, it’s a further indication of the need to have a safe place”.
He said the most effective way to help rough sleepers in the CBD would be to set up a safe place to sleep inside the parklands, away from residents.
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Soccer | The United States have accused soccer officials of corrupting a sport loved by billions, warning the investigation is not over and seeking the extradition of suspects arrested in Switzerland.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday unveiled the fruits of a complex, international investigation, spanning years, after seven soccer officials were arrested in Zurich in dawn-raids by Swiss police at US request.
The 47-count US indictment charges 14 soccer officials and marketing executives with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies that span 24 years beginning in 1991.
The officials are charged with conspiring to solicit and receive more than $US150 million ($A194 million) in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for their support of marketing executives who agreed t Full Story »
TOURISM | Encouraging visitors to South Australia to venture beyond Adelaide, and ensuring the state is associated with more than just wine, are among key challenges faced by the tourism industry.
Speakers at an SA Tourism Industry Council tourism conference in the city yesterday described tourism as a “super-growth” sector benefitting from the rapidly expanding Asian economies.
Australians are also travelling overseas much more – but the flipside is that domestic tourism is flat, with the number of interstate visitors to South Australia slightly down in previous years.
Justin Marshall, of Tourism Research Australia, told the conference the trend across the country was for domestic travellers to fly to their destination rather than drive, and to opt for short stays of just two or t Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | Whitey has an enthusiastic schlurp of two Shiraz wines that’ll set you back three or four pints of beer in currency.
Yalumba Galway Vintage Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
$19; 13.5% alcohol; screw cap; 80 points
You could call this very modern, or equally claim it’s a bit like the Galway was before the extreme high alcohol boom of the ’90s: mercifully, it’s of modest strength, and sports enough dusty tannin to make me hungry.
It has that rusty old Barossa shed about it, but in a wallow of Shiraz that’s neither too deep nor shallow: it’s certainly not deep enough to become bogged. Your axles stay well above the surface here. It has all the right blackberries (with the nightshade smell of their tough leafy vine) and maybe just a touch of Full Story »