Mick Fanning wins at J-Bay in triumphant returnvideo

Back on top: Mick Fanning celebrates victory in South Africa. Photo: WSL/Kirstin Scholtz.Mick Fanning has capped an extraordinary return to the scene of last year’s shark attack, winning the World Surfing League event at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
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Fanning fought off what was believed to be a great white shark in the disbanded contest final of 2015, eventually fleeing the water uninjured with fellow Australian Julian Wilson.

On Saturday Fanning beat Hawaiian John John Florence in the final after taking out good friend Wilson in the semi-final.

In variable small swell, which saw the contest drag into its 11th day, Fanning beat Florence 17.70 points to 17.13.

Florence had beaten another Australian, Josh Kerr in the other semi-final.

An almost zen-like calm enveloped Fanning after the decider, the 35 year-old speaking in relaxed tones of his relationship with Wilson.

“He’s just one of those guys that always has your back,” Fanning said of Wilson, who came to his aid when the shark began to circle the three-time world champion.

As for winning in such emotional circumstances, Fanning said he’d made an early call to come back to J-Bay and was always going to stick by it.

“That was always the intention to come back – to right the wrongs of last year,” he said.

“Now we have, we can move on.

“It just feels a lot lighter not going for the world title and not having that pressure on.”

Fanning, on a reduced schedule this year after a difficult 12 months that included the shark attack, death of his brother and break-up of his marriage – overcame even more complications on the eve of the round six event after hurting his ankle while free-surfing.

Despite the win, he confirmed he would only surf one more event this season.

“I’ve already said I’ll go to Trestles (California) and that will be my last event of the year,” he said.

“World titles aren’t the biggest thing for me any more.”

Fanning, who went from 16th to fifth in the world rankings with the victory, was watched from the shore by his mother, Elizabeth Osborne.

Australian Matt Wilkinson still leads the men’s standings after six events.

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David Vandyke eyes Golden Rose and Flight Stakes with Yankee Rose

Winning form: Zac Purton rides Yankee Rose to win The Inglis Sires’ at Randwick. Photo: bradleyphotos上海龙凤419m.auDavid Vandyke has never been afraid to break the mould when training Sires Produce Stakes winner Yankee Rose, but heading into the spring he is not locked into certain races on certain days.
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Yankee Rose is back in work in Vandyke’s new stable at Caloundra and he is shaping a program for her that includes the Golden Rose, for which is she is second favourite at $7, but focused on the Flight Stakes at Randwick on the October long weekend.

“She had about five weeks in the paddock and is holding her condition a bit better than she did previously and she is bit more mature,” Vandyke said. “It is a matter of how she comes to hand with what we do.

“We will trial her in two weeks on August 2 up here and then again two weeks after that and makes a decision where we start.

“The Golden Rose first-up is an option, as you know we have done that before, but The Run To The Rose could fit into a program if she is ready but we will let her show us that.

“My group 1 focus is the Flight Stakes against her own age and sex to get that Randwick mile she missed out on in the Champagne Stakes.

“She loves Randwick and it looks a great race for her but we are not as structured as we were in the autumn.”

Vandyke almost pulled off a coup in the Golden Slipper, when Yankee Rose first-up beat all but Capitalist, before she was too good in the Sires at The Championships. A hoof problem saw her miss the final leg of the two-year-old triple crown the Champagne Stakes.

“In the autumn we knew what we had to do, whereas this time we have a few more options. She could go to Melbourne but I would prefer to keep her preparation shorter and if she could win the Flight Stakes that could tick off another goal,” Vandyke said.

“I’m happy with her, so it is letting things unfold from now on. We have a very good filly and it is just a case of getting it right with her.”

Capitalist, which won his first trial back at Randwick on Friday, is the $5 Golden Rose favourite at TAB and in coming weeks the rising three-year-old we be rolled out at the barrier trials. Godolphin’s Astern and Telperion, fourth in the Golden Slipper and the Sires runner-up, are next in betting at $11.

Vandyke will look to have a couple of travelling partners to come to Sydney with Yankee Rose, but is waiting to see when handy stayers Maurua, Sir John Hawkwood and Astronomos return.

“They have gone down to spell at Waratah Thoroughbreds farm and a decision has yet to be made about where they’ll go in the spring,” Vandyke said.

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‘Racist redhead redneck’: Pauline Hanson cops spray in Cairns

Pauline Hanson has garnered significant Senate support in NSW, especially in the closest Coalition-held seats in outer-suburban, provincial and rural areas. Pauline Hanson was labelled a ‘racist redneck’ by an Indigenous leader when she attended an art fair in Cairns. Photo: Tertius Pickard
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Pauline Hanson has attempted to extend an olive branch to the Aboriginal community after Indigenous leader and land rights activist Murrandoo Yanner labelled her a “racist redneck” at an event in far north Queensland.

Tensions rose after the incoming Queensland senator arrived unannounced with a 60 Minutes film crew at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair on Saturday.

“You picked on Aboriginal people, now you are kicking the Muslims around,” Mr Yanner yelled as Ms Hanson walked down a flight of stairs about 2.30pm.

“You are just a racist redneck with your red hair. Go away, go back to Ipswich and your fish and chip shop.

“You’re a disgraceful, you are a woman lacking moral fibre, you are intellectually dishonest and you are not welcome here.”

A large group of people watching broke into applause, with some cheering and whistling.

The incident was filmed and posted on Facebook where it quickly went viral. By 11am on Sunday, it had been watched almost 100,000 times, shared more than 14,000 times and liked more than 22,000 times.

Ms Hanson responded with her own video on Sunday, posted on her Facebook page Pauline Hanson’s Please Explain.

She said she had received “great support” from the Indigenous community at the art fair but was “really ashamed to see what happened with Murrandoo Yanner … and his abuse of me”.

“This man stands for a lot of issues that I stand for as well. He doesn’t like politicians; well, either [sic] do I because I don’t trust them and we need to work together on that,” Ms Hanson said.

“Let’s bring accountability. He doesn’t like the violence and alcoholism in Aboriginal communities – another one of my issues that I spoke out against and I got called racist. The fact is we have to work together.

“Murrandoo, please, let’s work together on these issues that are important to me; important to the Aboriginal people. I think the perception about me was wrong and I’m here to support the Aboriginal community and Torres Strait Islanders. I’m your representative.”

A spokeswoman for the art fair, who saw the incident unfold, said she was surprised the One Nation party leader didn’t stop to engage with Mr Yanner at the time.

“She made no attempt to respond to him. Most other politicians would have,” she said.

Ms Hanson then walked around the fair ground, stopping to talk with people and hold a baby in front of the cameras.

The tension remained high, with some patrons asking what she was doing at the Indigenous event, the spokeswoman said.

“It was a tense feeling in the crowd. They were certainly on their toes,” she said.

The spokeswoman said the 60 Minutes crew had not sought accreditation before arriving to film at the event, causing concern for organisers.

Social media users also questioned why the crew was there. My question is for the proven inept #60Minutes crew on why they thought Pauline Hanson at #FirstNation art fair, ok https://t上海龙凤419/viocBvKvd4— Paul Dutton (@pauldutton1968) July 17, 2016Why did Pauline Hanson even turn up to that Indigenous art fair? Beyond to cause trouble/get attention. Murrandoo Yanner is bang on.— Elxn-Winning Machine (@misskylie77) July 16, 2016Why ? Oh, wait. Staging Racism. – Hanson turned up with a @Channel9 crew at the Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair. https://t上海龙凤419/QlGbe3vWZa— Dameyon Bonson (@DameyonBonson) July 16, 2016

The spokeswoman said all members of the public were welcome at the fair, however, media were required to get clearance first.

Ms Hanson has made a political comeback after being elected to the senate in the July 2 federal election.

She used her maiden speech when elected to the House of Representatives in 1996 to criticise Aboriginal land rights, welfare and reconciliation.

More recently, she called for a ban on Muslim immigration to Australia after the Orlando nightclub shooting in America last month.

Ms Hanson has declined to comment on the incident.

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Royle 11th in wild finish to Rio warm-up

Aaron Royle at the World Triathlon Series race on the Gold Coast in April. Picture: Getty ImagesNewcastle trathleteAaron Royle has finished 11thin his final race hitout before the Olympic Games.
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Royle trailed countrymenJake Birtwhistle (second) and Olympics teammate Ryan Ballie (fifth) in the World Triathlon Series sprint race in Hamburg on Saturday.

Royle and Bailie are both focusing on Rio and were coming off a period of hard training.

Birtwhistle, last year’s International Triathlon Union under-23 world champion, was elevated to silver in Germany after a weird and wild finish to the race.

The 21-year-old produced the race of his life then watched his name shuffle from third to fourth and back to third before finally he claimedthe second placing.

Birtwhistle surged into third on the finish line, behind Spain’s WTS leader Mario Mola and angry South African Richard Murray, who had served a 10-second penalty for placing his wetsuit in the wrong gear box.

The Tasmanian produced a fist pump as he crossed the line, butSpain’s Fernando Alarza flashed home on his outside and the electronic scoreboard was quick to lodge Alarza as third before a photo finish confirmed Birtwhistle officially third.

But the podium was far from settled. Murray, who stopped to serve the penalty before the finish shoot, remonstratedwith the ITU technical official, shouting: “What for? What for?”

He then resumed his raging run to the line, making gestures as he went.He was still upset anddemanding answers from officials after crossing the line, and theydisqualified him for “unsportsmanlike behaviour”.

In the end, Birtwhistle was awarded his best podium finish and Australia’s best male performance in a WTS race since Brad Kahlefeldt won Hamburg in 2011.

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Newcastle Hunters veteran Adam Melmeth farewell home fans with dream three-pointer

Adam MelmethRETIRING Newcastle Hunters hero Adam Melmeth spent last week visualising all the possible ways his last Waratah Basketball League game at Broadmeadow would play out.
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Not once, he said, did he imagine he would knock down a three-pointer with the last shot of the game, but that is exactly how Melmeth’s final home appearance went down on Saturday night.

Melmeth’s bomb from in front of his bench iced a 96-70 victory over arch rivals Maitland Mustangs to secure second spot and qualification for a semi-final at Terrigal on August 13.

The 38-year-old guard, who epitomises the Hunters’ “heart and hustle” mantra, was swamped by teammates, family members and friends after the game, and he and captain Josh Morgan were presented with the Kibble Mallon Cup by Newcastle basketball icon Denis Kibble.

The Hunters’ sixth straight win improved their record to 14-5, and they will finish second regardless of the result of their last game of the regular season against Sutherland at Sutherland on Saturday.

Illawarra ended Newcastle’s 14-game winning streak with a 76-69 victory in Sunday’swomen’s game in Wollongong.Shannon Novosel led the Hunters with 22 points and 15 rebounds and Sophie Kleeman and Susi Walmsley had 13 points each.

In Saturday’smen’s game,Melmeth had extra reason to celebrate when Mayfield East Public School, where he is a teacher, claimed $5000 worth of sporting equipment by winning the Pivotal Cup skills tournament against teams from Hillsborough Public School and St Therese’s New Lambton.

“I couldn’t have asked for more. It’s been a great night all round,” said Melmeth, who will retire at the end of the season after 26 years in Hunters green.“When I was young I couldn’t wait to come into the change-rooms and experience everything that comes with playing for Newcastle, and this was a great way to finish.”

The former Hunter Pirates dynamo finished with seven points, four rebounds and one steal.Justynn Hammond (34 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals) and Russell Hinder (15 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, one steal) led the way for the Hunters.

Jacob Rauch (13 points, five rebounds) and Steve Davis (11 points) provided support off the bench, and Mitch Rueter led the Mustangs (6-11) with 21 points, six rebounds and two assists.

“It was great to see Mellymake that shot at the end, and great for the crowd that came out to support us,”Newcastle coach Larry Davidson said.

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One Nation’s likely NSW Senator Brian Burston slams the Catholic priest who “destroyed my marriage”

The politician, the Catholic priest and the destroyed marriage Desperate: Brian Burston blames child sex offender priest David O’Hearn for the destruction of his marriage in the early 1990s.
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Secret: Brian Burston with Pauline Hanson in 2007. For decades he kept secret the role of a Catholic priest in his marriage breakdown.

Convicted: Catholic priest David O’Hearn in 1999 after he was punched by a school principal. He has been blamed for the breakdown of Brian Burston’s marriage.

Deception: Catholic paedophile priest Vince Ryan was the subject of rumours of a “relationship” with a woman in the early 1990s.

Notorious: Paedophile priest Denis McAlinden was the subject of a rumoured “relationship” with a single mother within months of arriving in the Hunter in 1949.

TweetFacebook The Catholic priests who used women as a cover for child sexual abuseBRIAN Burston was distraught and desperate in July, 1992 when he wrote a letter about his wife and a priest to one of the Hunter region’s most senior Catholic clergymen.

Pauline Hanson’s future One Nation Senate colleaguehad three young children in 1992, his marriagewas on the rocks and the man he blamed –the now convicted Catholic child sex offender priest David O’Hearn – was unmoved by appeals or anger.

“Through his deliberate deception, Father David O’Hearn has almost certainly put an end to my marriage,” Mr Burston wrote to the then Monsignor Allan Hart, in a letter warning that he “feared for others” becauseO’Hearn’s “words and actions are in totalconflict with the teachings of our faith”.

Mr Burston and his former wife Yvonne now agree O’Hearn used his relationship with her –which was close but not sexual –as a cover for his child sex offending.Hewas just one of a number of Hunter paedophile priests, including Vince Ryan and Denis McAlinden, who used very public friendships with women to hide their crimes.

“He was totally and absolutely responsible for our marriage break-up and it’s weighed heavily on me ever since,” said Mr Burston, who first contacted the Newcastle Herald in 2008 after O’Hearn was stood down over child sex allegations, to detail hiswarnings to Maitland-Newcastle diocese in the early 1990s about O’Hearn’s abuse of power over vulnerable people.

In 2008 Mr Burston believed the priest had an affair with his wife –despite her strong denials of a sexual relationship –but now accepts O’Hearn’s ostentatious gifts, regular theatre trips, dinnersand lunches, lengthy phone calls and visits withYvonne Burston were a convenient and cynical public cover for his offending.

The priest’sgrooming of Yvonne Burstonand the diocese’s failure to act can only now be revealed after O’Hearn was found guilty of a final series of child sexual offences in May, and a judge lifted a non-publication order seven years after O’Hearn was first charged. A sentencing hearing is set down for next week.

“I’m delighted he’s been convicted and that there’s finally relief for his victims,” Mr Burston said.

“I hope he gets a very extended time in jail.”

O’Hearn was 33 when he first met Yvonne Burston, 38, after O’Hearn was placed in Cessnock parish in 1990 with another priest who would go on to be convicted of child sex offences, Vince Ryan.

Mr Burston said he and O’Hearn were initially“the best of mates”.

“He was a very charismatic guy. He was happy, jovial, youthful and fun,” Mr Burston said.

O’Hearn enlisted Mrs Burston, a designer, tohelp with controversial renovations to St Joseph’s Church at Cessnock overseen by Vince Ryan. The controversy was serious enough that it included newspaper articles in which Ryan said he could “feel the hatred” from the community, and others noting graffiti and posters about Ryan’s rumoured relationship with a local woman.

Only five years later Ryan was charged with sexually abusing boys as young as five over the previous two decades, and was eventually convicted of sexually abusing more than 30 young boys.

By September 1991, after O’Hearn was abruptly transferred to Windale, Mr Burston and his wife were regularly arguing about O’Hearn’s gifts, calls and visits. By December 1991 Mr Burston confronted the priest.

“I went down to Windale and said to him ‘This isn’t on. Leave my wife alone’. He said he hadn’t done anything to be ashamed of. He was patronising and aloof. I remember him saying ‘How dare you challenge me?’ I just put him straight.

“I said to him ‘If you weren’t a priestI’d probably biff you by now’. They use the priesthood as a cloak, a protection. They think they’re untouchable.”

Mr Burston said he was pleased, and felt sympathy, when Catholic school principal Mike Stanwell punched O’Hearn in 1999 after a series of clashes between the two men, and before Mr Stanwell was aware of child sex allegations involving the priest.

Mr Stanwell described O’Hearn as a “very manipulative man who’s able to woo peoplewith his personality”. Mr Burston said O’Hearn “invites provocation”.

“I’d be tempted to thump him if I saw him today,” Mr Burston said.

By February 1992 Brian and Yvonne Burston separated. Two months later O’Hearn ceased contact with Mrs Burston. Brian Burston said the priest “effectively left us to self-destruct”.

In another heated meeting between Mr Burston and O’Hearn in April 1992, Mr Burston said his estranged wife was extremely upset and “totally disillusioned” byO’Hearn’s actions, and had stopped going to church.

In his letter to Monsignor Hart in July 1992 Mr Burston quoted O’Hearn saying: “Maybe she needs to go down to the depths of despair. She might be a better person for it, provided she is re-built correctly.”

Yvonne Burston said she felt used by O’Hearn.

“He was a malicious person. I never saw one hint what this guy was up to but I’m glad to see he got his comeuppance. It shows we should look deeper than the collar,” she said.

In a diary entry written in 1992 Mrs Burston wrote about how the priest “sought her out” at church functions in front of people, which caused comment. In their final conversation O’Hearn told herhe was “very busy and didn’t have time for personal relationships”.

“I was dismissed,” Mrs Burston wrote. She orderedO’Hearn to leave her house.

She wrote that less than an hour later, and to her horror, Monsignor Hart arrived.

“Father Hart wasn’t interested in the effect all this had on me or my family. It was just ‘David, David, David. How do we save his vocation’?” Mrs Burston wrote.

O’Hearn was convicted of more than 40 offences against six boys from as young as nine at different Hunter locations in the 1980s and 1990s. Thisfolloweda legal process over seven years that included a series of appeals by O’Hearn, including an attempted appeal to the High Court. He denied all charges. His record as a priest shows frequent transfers within the region.

Mr Burston said although he was completely unaware of O’Hearn’s offending in the early 1990s, the frequent transfers showed the diocese was aware of significant problems involving O’Hearn.

In his 1992 letter to Monsignor Hart, Mr Burston called O’Hearn a liar who breached the trust between priest and parishioner, and whose “deceit and dishonesty has had a disastrous effect on any possible reconciliation” between himself and his wife.

In 2014 the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry found Monsignor Hart hadgiven “misleading” evidence in relation to his “central role” in the diocese’s handling of allegations against notorious child sex offender priest Denis McAlinden inthe early 1990s.

Mr Burston said he hoped O’Hearn’s victims received“quite substantial compensation” from the Catholic Church. He was angry victims were forced to endure years of anguish because of O’Hearn’s complete denial of his crimes.

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Super League star Luke Dorn returns to Maitland in recruiting coup

RECRUITING COUP: Star halfback Luke Dorn has agreed to play with the Maitland Pickers next season after more than 250 games in the British Super League. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
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The Maitland Pickers have secured Super League star Luke Dorn for next season with the Castleford Tigers halfback opting to return home after an illustrious career in the UK.

Pickers president Frank Lawler announced the Dorn recruiting coup at the club’s annual ball last night, just hours after receiving confirmation from Dorn by text

Lawler said the club had been in contact with Maitland-born Dorn for the past 18 months and the lure of playing with his hometown club had enabled the Pickers to beat off a number of rival offers.

“Luke has been a star in the UK for a number of years now and has maintained that level of excellence and preparation.

“This is really exciting for the Pickers as we build for next year and the future,” Lawler said.

“I think Luke is excited about returning to where it all started for him.”

Maitland-born Dorn, 33, becamethe highest scoring overseas player in the UK Super League last year with Castleford Tigers.

He has played more than 250 games in the British game andsince he began his overseas stint with the London Broncos in 2005.

Pickers coach Trevor Ott said he had held talks with Dorn over the past 18 months and he was just the type of player the Pickers needed.

Pickers sign Super League star Dorn | PHOTOS Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

Luke Dorn during his record-breaking career in the UK.

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NRL 2016: Jarrod Mullen kicking on in impressive Newcastle Knights comeback

COMEBACK: Jarrod Mullen takes on the Storm defence. The five-eighth impressed in his return game after 10 weeks out. Picture: Getty ImagesJARROD Mullen showed why he was sorely missed and Jake Mamo gave Nathan Brown another option with a man-of-the-match performance in the 20-16 loss to the Melbourne Storm at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
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Thrust back in to the action for the first time since ANZAC day, Mullenproduced a five-star kicking game and didn’t miss a beat.

He delivered a pinpoint bomb for Jake Mamo to score in the dying stages,continually found space and turned the Storm pack around with kicks.

“I thought he had some really good stuff,” Brown said. “The thing we have mainly focused on has been his commitment and kick chase and his kicking game. I thought his kicking game was very good and hiscommitment and kick chase were good. When he gets that part right, off the back of it, he has some classy touches. He has that nice long left-to-right pass. It was is first game with Sione [playing on the right edge]and you could see some good things there that will develop overtime.”

Mullen had surgery to reattach his hamstring tendon and missed tengames. Although he didn’t take the ball to the line often on Sunday, the 29-year-old didn’t appear restricted.

“Before he got hurt his kicking game and kick-chase game were really good,” Brown said. “We just want him to do that initially and once he gets a flow of games, then he can build. We know he has a nice combination with Gags. With Sione playing well in the back row we would like him develop combinations with thoseguys. In the short-term it’s more about competing and kicking the ball well.”

Brown also expects Chris Adams to be better for his first game in the NRL in four years. Signed from Lakes United three weeks ago, Adams was a late inclusion on the bench and played 20 minutes.

“His first seven or eight minutes were rusty, then his next 10 minutes really improved,” Brown said. “Next week he will improve again.”

Mamo was also a late switch. Named on the wing, the speed machine moved to fullback to cover the loss of Dane Gagai. Fullback is the 22-year-old preferred position and he pushed his claims to stay there with twotries.

“I thought Jake Mamo played a pretty composed game,” Brown said. “We have mixed and matched numbers of things this year. We have done that deliberately so we can get our roster right long tern.”

There was conjecture over Mamo’s first four-pointer after heran a line on the inside of Mitch Barnett to collect a Trent Hodkinson pass. Storm captain Cameron Smith appealed for an obstruction but the bunker went in favour of home side.

Smith maintained hisview after the match.

“They said that Cooper made a bad defensive read, we’ve been told that those sweep runners out the back can’t receive the ball inside those punch runners or block runners,” he said.

Brown had no doubts it was a fair try.

“It is Cooper’s decision. If he doesn’t run to Barny there is no space.”

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Pokemon Go mania takes over Canberra

Hundreds of Pokemon Go fans descended on the city on Sunday. Photo: Katie Burgess Reload Bar is banking on the success of Pokemon Go by planting lures and offering themed events, including a Pokepartybus.Front Center, Owners Ravi Sharma and Jim Andrews. Photo: Jamila Toderas
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Pokemania has taken over Canberra.

Hundreds of Pokemon Go fans descended on the city on Sunday in one of the ACT’s biggest gatherings of players.

Players walked through the city to catch characters, visiting Canberra landmarks such as the Legislative Assembly, Glebe Park and Garema Place in a sign the ACT has not been immune from the Pokemon Go craze sweeping Australian and the rest of the world.

Mitchell McInnes, who runs a popular Pokemon Go Canberra facebook page, estimated more than 400 people turned out for Sunday’s gathering.

He said it attracted a diverse group of people, from young families to players in their 30s and even older.

“You’ve got people who grew up in the 1990s with Pokemon and they’re now in their 20s and 30s and this is now a more accessible means to access the game with [smartphones]. It’s every 12-year-old’s dream to be playing this,” he said. There are hundreds of people catching Pokemon outside the Legislative Assembly right now pic.twitter上海龙凤419m/5tnAaUjMZn— Katie Burgess (@katie_b_burgess) July 17, 2016Surely it’s a hazard with so many people walking around Canberra with their heads down! @canberratimespic.twitter上海龙凤419m/YNUbzaLwh1— Katie Burgess (@katie_b_burgess) July 17, 2016

“When I heard about the game, I thought it would be alright and be around for a week, but looking at how many people are playing and how big it has got, it’s just phenomenal.” They just keep coming! That’s a whole conga line of Pokemon Go players snaking through Canberra’s Glebe Park pic.twitter上海龙凤419m/BqytEDKWXL— Katie Burgess (@katie_b_burgess) July 17, 2016

The app, which now has more daily active users than Twitter, shot to the top of the charts for Apple’s free apps and has cracked 5 million downloads on Google’s Play store – and it’s clear it’s taken off in Canberra too. Canberra has already played host to a number of Pokemon Go related adventures such a PokeParty Bus tour over the weekend. For those who may have been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, Pokemon Go is a free-to-play augmented reality game for iOS and Android devices that requires players to traipse around the real world in order to catch Pokemon.

Mr McInnes predicted Canberra’s obsession with Pokemon Go isn’t about to disappear any time soon, with a number of other events on the cards, including a singles night called Pokeo and Juliemon at Reload Bar for over-18s on Friday night.

The Pokemania has prompted a number of warnings from authorities in Canberra, with Pokemon trainers being warned to stay away from school playgrounds with students returning to the classroom this week. Even ACT Policing weighed in.

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Roxy Jacenko’s one regret after breast cancer diagnosis

Roxy Jacenko urges all women to “be vigilant with self-examination” after her breast cancer diagnosis. Photo: Don ArnoldSydney PR queen Roxy Jacenko is no stranger to headlines of late, but her breast cancer diagnosis has come as a shock.
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At 36 and a mother of two young children, Pixie, 4, and Hunter, 2, Jacenko believed she was an unlikely candidate, despite being in the at-risk category following her mother Doreen Davis’ mastectomy a decade ago for the same disease.

The Sweaty Betty publicist says she regrets not being more pro-active and urges all women to “be vigilant with self-examination”.

“Don’t just happen to be showering and come across a lump like I did,” she told Fairfax Media.

“I should have known better and I should have done routine mammograms knowing that my mum had suffered from breast cancer – but I didn’t, I just thought, ‘I’ll worry about that when I am 40 plus’.

“Even when you think, ‘that will never happen to me,’ one day you could wake up to start the day and it will – just like me.”

Jacenko underwent an MRI on Tuesday and a second core-needle biopsy (a test to remove tissue or fluid from the suspicious area) on Wednesday. She was due to meet a specialist on Friday to discuss the next steps with regards to surgery and treatment.

The businesswoman, who is known for her strong work ethic, even tending to calls and emails just hours after giving birth to both children, says it will be business as usual for the time being.

“As to slowing down, make no mistake, if I felt unwell, I would, as one cannot get better if they don’t rest and take things slower, but I don’t feel unwell,” she said.

“Now is about finding out how to tackle the cancer, and until treatment starts, I will be going about life as normal and then assess what I can and what I can’t manage as, and when it happens.”

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia, with an estimated 15,934 women and 150 men expected to be diagnosed this year.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia​ Aranda, said the disease does not discriminate.

“Those most at risk of breast cancer are women who have breasts,” she said.

Jacenko discovered the lump on her left breast two weeks ago, eight days after her husband Oliver Curtis, 30, was sent to prison for two years for conspiracy to commit insider trading.

“The timing is extraordinary,” she told News Corp.

Meanwhile, Curtis’ legal team has filed an application to have his conviction overturned. It will be mentioned in the Court of Criminal Appeal on July 21.

What to look for when checking your breasts:A lump, lumpiness or thickening.Changes to the nipple, such as a change in shape, crusting, a sore or an ulcer, redness, unusual discharge, or a nipple that turns in (inverted) when it used to stick out.Changes to the skin of the breast, such as dimpling of the skin, unusual redness or other colour changes.Increase or decrease in the size of the breast.A change to the shape of the breast.Swelling or discomfort in the armpit.Persistent, unusual pain that is not related to your normal monthly menstrual cycle, remains after a period and occurs in one breast only.

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