Adelaide | The Adelaide Crows have sacked Brenton Sanderson as coach of the AFL club.
Sanderson, who has coached Adelaide since 2012, was axed after a review of the club’s football operations.
Sanderson took Adelaide to the finals in his first season but missed the play-offs in the past two years.
The 40-year-old initially signed a three-year contract to coach the Crows.
The deal was extended last December, tying him to Adelaide until the end of the 2016 season.
Crows players reportedly heavily criticised Sanderson and some of his assistant coaches in post-season interviews.
“Brenton is a quality person and accomplished coach but recent weeks have unearthed a need for change,” Crows chairman Rob Chapman said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Both parties have realised t Full Story »
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.
“Minister Johnson agreed to meet with Martin and accepts that the freezing out of our Defence Full Story »
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.”
Police released a photograph of the Full Story »
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.
If you think of the enduring screen partnerships – Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Graham Kennedy and Bert Newton – few are based on equality of authority and mutual respect.
But elements of equality of authority and mutual respect are the first things that come to mind as the ABC announces the end of the 28-year screen partnership of Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton. The final episode of At the Movies will be recorded on December 9, after which the program will be quietly conducted to the back stalls to enjoy retirement.
There was that business of how annoying Pomeranz and Stratton could be to each another and to us, the hapless and helpless viewers. But from its first iteration on SBS as The Movie Show, there was never a question of Margaret playing straight-woman to David Full Story »