Month: August, 2018

Tiger Airways plane from Brisbane in landing emergency at Melbourne Airport

A Tiger flight has made an emergency landing at Melbourne Airport. Photo: Paul RovereA mystery odour on board a Tiger Airways flight has been blamed for sparking an emergency response at Melbourne Airport.
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The pilot of Melbourne-bound flight TT511 from Brisbane reported an unusual odour shortly before 10am.

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Firefighters and ambulance paramedics were called about 9.50am to reports of smoke in the cabin and met the plane on the tarmac after it landed safely at 10.05am.

A spokeswoman for the airline said “an unusual odour” was detected in the cabin on descent. She said no smoke was visible on the plane.

“Emergency services were on standby to meet the aircraft in Melbourne, which is standard for an event of this nature,” she said.

“Safety is always the airline’s first priority and the airline has robust procedures in place to ensure the highest standards of safety are always maintained.”

The plane would be assessed by engineers in Melbourne, the spokeswoman said.

About 80 passengers were on board. They all walked off the plane unassisted.

Four cabin crew were assessed by paramedics at the scene, but did not need hospital treatment.

A press conference with Tiger chief executive Rob Sharp about the airline’s five-year sponsorship deal with NRL club Melbourne Storm was delayed by 45 minutes on Tuesday morning due to the incident. Paramedics are assessing three people at @Melair after a report of a HAZMAT incident. #melair#Melbourne— Ambulance Victoria (@AmbulanceVic) February 29, 2016This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Jaime’s ready to carry the load

READY TO ROLL: Muswellbrook’s Karly Joseph and Jaime Taylor prepare for the wife carrying championship at the Upper Hunter Show, at the Muswellbrook Showground, on March 11 and 12.“I’M used to carrying her every day; I might as well get a prize for it,” Jaime Taylor said.
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Mr Taylor and fiancé Karly Joseph will be among those competing in this year’s wife carrying championships at the Upper Hunter Show, at the Muswellbrook Showground, on March 11 and 12.

“[We are] first time rookies ready to give it our best shot,” Miss Joseph said.

“We are a competitive couple,” the pair said.

“Karly gets motion sickness so hoping to get her through without her vomiting would be good,” Jaime said.

READY TO ROLL: Muswellbrook’s Karly Joseph and Jaime Taylor prepare for the wife carrying championship at the Upper Hunter Show, at the Muswellbrook Showground, on March 11 and 12.

The Power FM event is also a first for the show, sponsored by CrossFit Muswellbrook, where Mr Taylor and Miss Joseph are members.

CrossFit co-director Jay McTaggart said the show committee contacted the local training facility to see if they could help organise the event.

As CrossFit members, Mr Taylor and Miss Joseph are looking forward to racing.

And, while they haven’t been preparing as such, they are hoping their regular training will pull them over the line in first place.

“We attend CrossFit on a daily basis,” Miss Joseph said.

“[We love] the feeling of waking up and wondering what WOD (workout of the day) wewillbe doing today, which is why it differs to body building (being a strict routine).

“Itbecomes addictive as you want to be better then the person you were yesterday, you are constantly workingout withpeople whom you call your family because everyone is so encouraging and motivating.”

It isn’t too late to be a part of the action.

Prizes include items from Best Bodies, Muswellbrook Hotel and Carmen’s.

For more information, or to register for the wife carrying championships, find CrossFit on Facebook, or phone Jay on 0423 463 291.

Check out the competition!

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Wife Carrying Competition team mates Jade Cupitt and Luke Papworth mixing things up a little during training for this weekends in 2014.

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Dynasty back in the family

FAMILY TIES: Chief winemaker at McWilliam’s, Jim Chatto (left) and Hunter winemaker Adrian Sparks, sample the innovative B-Side wines.THE Times They Are A-changin’ probably applies more today than it did 52 years ago when Bob Dylan penned the words and sang the song.
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It is certainly true of the Australian wine industry and to one of its cornerstones, the 139-year-old McWilliam’s family wine company.

In 1993, when South Africa-born wine executive Kevin McLintock was appointed CEO of McWilliam’s, he was the first non-McWilliam to hold the position.

Kevin’s 12-year stint was followed by five-year terms of non-family CEOs George Wahby and Rob Blackwell.

Next July, however, Rob Blackwell – a former key executive with Coca Cola Amatil and Ticketek – will step down as McWilliam’s CEO and be succeeded by Jeff McWilliam, who has been the company’s non-executive chairman since November 2013.

Jeff is a fifth-generation family member and is the great-great grandson of family patriarch Samuel McWilliam, who planted the first McWilliam’s wine grapes at the NSW Murray River town of Corowa in 1877.

An accountant by profession, Jeff has had a career in property investment and development and his move into the McWilliam’s CEO’s seat caps a decade of enormous change.

In 2007, McWilliam’s bought the Margaret River Evans and Tate brands, vineyards, wine stocks and cellar door and in 2012 it took a stake in the former Evans and Tate winery.

In 2013 it recruited Jim Chatto, one of Australia’s most skilful and innovative winemakers and sought-after wine judges, as its chief winemaker.

Late last year McWilliam’s sold its Brand’s of Coonawarra subsidiary, which it had bought in 1994, to Yenda-based Casella Family Brands, maker of the hugely successful Yellowtail wines.The sale of Brand’s was part of a strategy to focus on the McWilliam’s, Hunter Valley Mount Pleasant and Evans and Tate core brands.

Jim Chattois based at Mount Pleasant and in charge of winemaking at that iconic Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin, operation as well as McWilliam’s Australia-wide portfolio.

Mount Pleasant estate, on which the first vines were planted in 1880, has a portfolio that embraces the $20 entry-level Philip shiraz and Elizabeth semillon wines up to the flagship Lovedale semillons and Maurice O’Shea shiraz wines.

Jim also has an added spirit of adventure with the new B-Side label featuring the off-dry LS8 Semillon and theCF13 Dry Red, a blend of shiraz and the rare montils white variety.

Set for a sizzling race

Legendary Luke is Matthew Dunn’s leading hope ahead of Sunday’s Country Championships Qualifier at Grafton. Pic: Bradleyphotos.Matthew Dunn will line up three runners in Sunday’s $100,000 Country Championships Qualifier (1400m) at Grafton in what’s set to be one of the closet heats yet according to local trainers.
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Matthew Dunn

Dunn has set Legendary Luke for the feature race while Quatronic and Buckin The Blues showed their trainer that they deserves a crack at qualifying for the rich $400,000 final on day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick.

Dunn said Legendary Luke is his top seed following his recent good form which includes strong Saturday metropolitan performances.

“He’s going good and he’s done well Saturday in the city,” Dunn said.

“There’s no query with him and everything he’s done has been targeted towards this race.”

Dunn said he can rest easy knowing his horse knows what it takes to win a tough race at the north coast track.

“He’s a big, strong horse that can race on the speed but he’s pretty adaptable too. He showed that last start when he came from well back,” he said.

“I think it’s really important that he’s won at the track and distance and he’d be my pick out of the three.”

Quatronic is the smokey of Dunn’s trio.

He’s a three-year-old that has only had three starts and with two wins and an unlucky third on debut he could surprise that field.

“The race was a bit of an afterthought and it’s his first preparation so he’ll have to be good to win,” Dunn said.

“He’s got good gate speed and he’ll probably lead them.

“He deserves his spot because he’s won in the city, but is untested at the 1400 metres.”

Dunn feels there’s plenty of wins install for the son of Nicconi and he should sail past six wins in the next 12 months which would make him ineligible for another crack at the race next year.

“I think he’s a really nice horse and I hope he’s not eligible next year but if he was then that’s when he’ll be at his best to qualify,” Dunn said.

Buckin The Blues is Dunn’s outsider whose form has been described by his trainer as “patchy”.

“Everything he’s done at home says he’s ready for this race but he’s just got to turn up in the right frame of mind. He has to get his head right,” Dunn said.

Fellow Northern Rivers trainer Brett Bellamy lines up Bonne Cheval, and she’s finished second at Grafton at her only career start.

“She’ll be suited at Grafton because she races on the speed which I think is important at that track,” Bellamy said.

“I can’t get her any better going into this. I think it will be a pearler of a race because it’s going to be very open. There’s no stand-out.

“The owners have already told me they’re going to The Championships, win, lose or draw.”

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Behind the scenes at the Oscars after parties

Mars bars, a mariachi band, new and old couples, winners and wagging tongues, the Vanity Fair after party was the place to be.
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After the formalities of the ceremony were finished, award-winners, including Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander, headed to the VF party to let their hair down.

“None of us realised that if you walk the carpet you miss the dinner,” Larson told E! earlier in the night. “We were all expecting a dinner when we arrived and there wasn’t food and so everyone was starving.”    A photo posted by Brie (@brielarson) on Feb 29, 2016 at 2:43am PST

Leonardo DiCaprio also headed to the VF party after a celebratory dinner with his parents, where he almost left his Oscar behind.

Footage shows someone racing out of the restaurant to hand the 41-year-old his award as his car was about to drive away.

When he arrived at the VF party, The Revenant star dutifully posed for photos, but not before Elton John told him to stop hiding his award. “Hold that f***er up!” John ordered, while DiCaprio’s beloved mum Irmelin (who was his date for the evening) stood to the side telling everyone how thrilled she was for her son.

Miranda Kerr was there sizzling in a risque red dress by Kaufmanfranco, while other Aussies who nabbed an invitation to the exclusive party included Rebel Wilson, Nicole Trunfio, Renée Bargh and Isla Fisher, who tucked-in to a giant cheeseburger while chatting with Wedding Crashers co-star Vince Vaughn.    Thanks team for last night ❤️ #dreamteamA photo posted by Miranda (@mirandakerr) on Feb 29, 2016 at 7:32am PST

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were both there, but according to the Mail Online they set ‘tongues wagging’ because “Affleck was seen exiting the same time as Charlize Theron, who he glanced at”. He glanced therefore they are, according to rag headlines.

“Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner attend the SAME Oscars party but he follows Charlize Theron” screamed The Mirror, drawing a very long bow.

Charlie Sheen also made headlines following after party celebrations.

Sheen, who revealed in November that he is HIV positive, made a meaningful fashion statement over at Elton John’s Oscars after party.

The 50-year-old actor wore a T-shirt with the words ‘Stay Positively Negative’, fitting given the party was in aid of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.   The shirt speaks for itself. To purchase it is a vote for support and a high-five for the movement 梧桐夜网represent南京夜网/charlieA photo posted by Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) on Feb 29, 2016 at 9:42am PST

“If somebody said, ‘You’re not wearing a tie.’ Well, I’m at an AIDS event and I brought my HIV,” Sheen told ABC7.

Meanwhile, back at VF, New York celebrity chef Thomas Keller created the menu for 1,200 at the after party, which included 1000 ‘house-made hot dogs’ and 600 handmade Mars bars.

Guests sipped (or skulled) Henriot champagne, while tuxedo-clad bartenders served cocktails including the Le Fizz (Grey Goose vodka, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, fresh lime juice, and soda) and a VX Martini (Grey Goose VX, Absinthe rinse, and simple syrup).

As the 1400 lights strung up for the party began to dim at 2am, valets called out guests’ names as their cars arrived, with one screaming, “Demi and Wilmer! Demi and Wilmer!”

Demi and Wilmer weren’t the only names being screamed.

Earlier in the evening, Gwen Stefani, in siren-red Yanina couture, made her red carpet debut with her new boyfriend, country singer Blake Shelton, who dressed down for the occasion in jeans and snakeskin boots.   @blakeshelton can’t keep his eyes off @gwenstefani at the #VFOscarParty, and who can blame him? Photograph by @markseliger. Set designed by Judy Becker (@beckerdesign2000). #OscarsA photo posted by Vanity Fair (@vanityfair) on Feb 29, 2016 at 2:07pm PST

The smitten couple (Stefani recently admitted her latest single, Make Me Like You, is about Shelton) held hands and smiled for photos before Stefani, 46, jumped on stage to perform Hollaback Girl for the party’s guests.

As well as live performances, guests danced to David Bowie.

When Bowie’s song Fame began blaring, Lady Gaga was beside herself. “They are playing Bowie! Everything is going to be OK,” she cried as the, very famous, guests began to dance.     Bow down, Little Monsters: @ladygaga, photographed by @markseliger in the #VFOscarParty portrait studio. #OscarsA photo posted by Vanity Fair (@vanityfair) on Feb 29, 2016 at 4:00am PST

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