AFL | The Crows will today unveil Don Pyke as the club’s new coach.
The West Coast assistant, who has signed a three-year deal, “emerged as a standout on a high quality list of candidates during a thorough and lengthy selection process”, the club said in a statement.
Pyke, 46, has history with the Adelaide Football Club, having worked as an assistant under former mentor Neil Craig.
He comes to the top job after serving as Stoppages and Structures Coach for the past two seasons at Grand Finalist West Coast.
He was a two-time premiership player with the Eagles in 1992 and 1994.
“Adelaide has earnt great respect across the AFL and there is a lot to like about the framework already in place,” said Pyke in a statement.
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Comment | Sunday will mark a year since the sad passing of parliamentary stalwart Bob Such.
His absence has been palpable in the intervening 12 months, not least during the fraught by-election for his vacant seat of Fisher, which briefly became the epicentre of the state’s political life and delivered a suitably dramatic denouement, with Labor snaring majority Government by a mere nine votes.
And in the calm after that storm, we’ve felt his absence in other ways: no more reams of notices of motion for private member’s bills on esoteric topics about which Bob felt strongly, which would delay the vacuous sound and fury of Question Time to the growing dismay of political reporters on tight deadlines. No more knowing shakes of the head at the latest factional spats within his former Libe Full Story »
Adelaide | Jobs in the food sector are dwindling but public service numbers are spiralling, according to ABS figures that suggests the challenge on the Weatherill Government’s hands as it tries to transition to a “new economy”.
Jay Weatherill raised eyebrows yesterday when he claimed that “we’ve created more jobs in the South Australian economy than we’ve lost” over the past six months.
“The thing is,” the Premier argued, “we’re just not growing fast enough to meet the growing size of our workforce.”
The raw data suggests otherwise, with 807,800 people employed in March, falling to 801,100 by August. Over the same period, the number of unemployed rose from 57,100 to 66,500, but the size of the total labour force grew only marginally, from 864,900 to 867, Full Story »
AGRICULTURE | What a difference a few days make.
At the start of last week, South Australia’s fields were brimming with row after row of podding plants which were shaping up to produce a healthy yield for growers.
By the end of the Labor Day weekend, the damage had been done.
One of the hottest starts to October on record had scorched SA fields and turned lush green bumper crops into singed shadows of their former selves.
“It will cost us,” Primary Producers SA independent chair Rob Kerin told InDaily of the heatwave’s impact.
“We were looking at good crops.”
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Comment | Art Gallery director Nick Mitzevich ponders the proliferation of Aboriginal art beyond the ‘dot’.
Star Wars may seem an unlikely inspiration for the art world, but it’s neither new, nor even particularly novel, for artists to draw upon the force. Last year at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide-based artist Roy Ananda recreated the opening text from the film in 3D. Filling the gallery void, and able to be viewed from both levels, Ananda’s tribute, titled Slow crawl into infinity, turned the wonder of sci-fi into back shed DIY.
Commissioned collaboratively by Adelaide Film Festival and TARNANTHI, internationally celebrated artist Warwick Thornton turns his attention to Star Wars in a series of moving image portraits called The Way of the Ngangkari.
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Flinders University researchers are calling for on-site health services in homeless centres, in a bid to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged children.
In a pioneering move, on-site health services could administer vaccinations, prescribe medications and make referrals – reducing the need for hospital visits and encouraging families to seek more timely and targeted medical attention for their children.
A research team led by Dr Yvonne Parry, from the Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery in collaboration with UnitingCare Wesley Bowden (UCWB) Inner Southern Homeless Service, found that children attending with their families at homelessness services are often disconnected from healthcare supports.
Dr Parry says their project sought to reduce the rising impact of Full Story »