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Shooting victim bashed months ago

Written By komlim puldel on Minggu, 07 Juli 2013 | 23.08

Police have found the body of a man at a home on the Gold Coast.

A GOLD Coast businessman shot dead in his bed in an execution-style slaying at his new home was bashed with an iron bar just three months ago, police have revealed.

The bullet-riddled body of Shyam ``Sam'' Dhody, who would have turned 38 tomorrow, was found by his partner in the main bedroom of the hinterland home they moved into two weeks ago.

In March, Mr Dhody was bashed with a crowbar and a concrete pot at his former home at Molendinar while partner Melissa Shaw and her two children were inside.

``My partner was on the ground and there was blood everywhere,''' Ms Shaw said at the time. ``I thought he was going to be dead in a couple of seconds.''

Ms Shaw also pleaded to whoever attacked Mr Dhody : ``Please don't do this to anyone else you almost killed my partner.''

Police investigate the scene at 1 Sunbird Court, Gilston, were a body was found.

Police believe the bashing, nor Mr Dhody's murder, were random attacks and are investigating the business and personal dealings of the Indian-born businessman.

Banks had repossessed more than $1 million worth of his Gold Coast properties and the corporate regulator had moved to shut down one of his companies.

Two luxury cars parked in the driveway of his partner's Sunbird Court home a Mercedes and a BMW were yesterday towed away for forensic examination.

Police would not comment on a motive but confirmed they were investigating ``every aspect'' of his background.

Gold Coast property investor Shyam Dhody who was found shot dead in his bed.

The couple had two young girls from previous relationships, police and neighbours said.

Neighbour Yvette Walker said she heard her dog ``going off'' about the time Mr Dhody was believed to have been murdered.

``It's scary having something like this happen so close to home,'' she said.

Two banks sued Mr Dhody to recover debts last year, the Commonwealth Bank launching legal action in the Brisbane District Court in March and Westpac in the Southport District Court in August.

Police investigate the scene at 1 Sunbird Court, Gilston, were a body was found. Two late model luxury European cars parked in the driveway.

Police regional crime co-ordinator Superintendent David Hutchinson said there was no obvious signs of a struggle but forensics officers were still combing the residence.

He said Ms Shaw was not a suspect and police wanted to speak to anyone who saw a person or vehicle in Sunbird Court or Peter Mills Drive between 7am-5pm on Friday.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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Froome smashes Evans to take yellow

Chris Froome used the first tough mountain stage to seize the leader's yellow jersey at the Tour de France.

Stage winner Chris Froome grabbed the yelloe jersey on stage eight of the Tour de France. Source: Getty Images

RICHIE Porte and Cadel Evans were left to deal with contrasting emotions after a seismic stage 8 on the centenary Tour de France formally ushered in generational change.

As Porte surged to second on the general classification behind race favourite Chris Froome, 2011 champion Cadel Evans slumped to 23rd after an abysmal day, falling 4min,36sec off the pace.

Froome clobbered his rivals on the 195km stage from Castre to Ax-3-Domaines, finishing 51sec ahead of Sky team-mate Porte and Movistar's Alejandro Valverde to rip the yellow jersey away from Orica-GreenEDGE's Daryl Impey.

The Briton's crushing victory left him 51secs ahead of Tasmania's Porte on the general classification. Valverde is third, 34sec behind Porte.

Canberra's Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) is 10th overall, at 2min,40sec, while Evans endured - in his own words – "my worst day."


Dual champion Alberto Contador was another high-profile casaulty, tumbling to 1min,51sec behind Froome.

Contesting only his third Tour, Launceston's Porte again showed why he has long been regarded as Evans' successor as Australia's next grand tour contender.

Suspicions of a baton change have lingered all season as Porte compiled a host of impressive results, including Paris-Nice victory, while being overshadowed only by Froome.

"The day went absolutely to plan," Porte said.

"We expected (Nairo) Quintana was going to attack and the attack went a little bit too far out and we just used our team absolutely perfectly.

"And for me today I think the standout was Pete Kennaugh. He just stepped up and I was able to save myself a little bit until the finale.

"Chris showed today he's the strongest guy who's here to win.

"It's just an incredible day.

"I think I've shown this year that I'm thereabouts. I've been second in most of the races that I've done now.

"This is the big one, but you can't get too carried away. It's a long way to Paris, but I enjoyed today."

Daryl Impey crosses the line knowing he had lost the Tour de France's yellow jersey to Chris Froome. Source: Getty Images

Sky marshalled its forces on the bottom of the last climb and systematically blew all of its rivals to smithereens.

Porte was the second last rider to attack before Froome delivered the coup de grace.

"When I saw Quintana and Valverde were pretty tired, it made sense to set off at my own pace," Porte said.

"It's just one of those days that just went to plan and hopefully the next few weeks goes like that, too."

Froome demolished every rider in race, apart from Porte, as Team Sky put former winners Evans, Contador and Andy Schleck (4min) to the sword as Froome surged to victory.

The emphatic nature of Sky's performance removed any doubt the British outfit has the firepower to succeed absent defending champion Bradley Wiggins as Tour champion.

Evans was dropped 7km from the summit finish to plummet out of contention.

Impey finished 7min,51sec behind Froome, ending an impressive spell in yellow as the mighty Pyrenees bared its fangs.

Australian-owned Orica-GreenEDGE's Impey and Simon Gerrans had spent four days in the maillot jaune after excellent team-work kept the big guns at bay.

But, as expected, the 195km stage from Castres caused a significant reshuffle.

Evans had suspected before the stage the race could be decided on the slopes of Ax-3-Domaines.

He was right - but, unfortunately, for all the wrong reasons.
 

Christophe Riblon leads the breakaway group containing Jean Marc Marino and Johnny Hoogerland on stage eight of the Tour de France. Source: AFP

"My worst day of the Tour while I'm healthy, nowhere in the mix and a few little problems," Evans said after grinding to the summit.

"Anyway, I wasn't at my best and certainly didn't expect to be this far off the best.

"Sky, they just rode a tempo that was just really consistent from when they started on the Pailhieres to when they hit the bottom of Domaines.

"They rode a really consistent pace and not many people could match it.

"On Pailhieres, I was already having a bit of a hard time and that put me a bit on my limit which, of course, is cause for concern.

"But Domaines isn't quite as high so normally...when you're in the running for GC, 7k (to go) on a climb is not one you would normally get dropped on.

"On the last climb I had a few physical problems come into the mix there and I couldn't push myself to my maximum at that point.

"When you have 20 guys riding away from you, you know you're a long way off the pace."

From the moment the starter's flag dropped in Castre, the race exploded.

Bidding to emulate 2010 victory to the Pyrenean ski resort, Christophe Riblon (ALM) combined with Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil), Jean-Marc Marino (Sojasun) and Rudy Molard (Cofidis) to build an 8min lead before tackling the short climb to Coete de Saint-Ferreol.

Averaging 44km for the first hour, the quartet held a maximum gap of 9min,50sec before Orica-GreenEDGE and Sky joined forces after 60km to cut the deficit.

And with Olympic track gold medallists Stuart O'Grady, Brett Lancaster and Geraint Thomas driving the bunch, the time gap soon dwindled.

Thomas was relentless, showing no sign of his fractured pelvis as he dragged Froome towards the head of the peloton.

Nairo Quintana leads the charge towards the stage finish at Ax 3 Domaines. Source: AP

Sky's main objective was to have Froome and Porte near the front after the intermediate sprint into Quillan before the mostly flat stage ramped towards Col Pailheres.

Badly injured two years ago when sent hurtling through a barbed wire fence by a French television car, Hoogerland was first through Quillan.

Andre Greipel claimed minor sprint honours behind the escapees, edging out green jersey holder Peter Sagan.

But the intermediate marker was the cue for the main players to react.

BMC and Saxo-Tinkoff had similar plans for Evans and Contador, leading to a bottleneck of elite chasers as the breakaway was doomed well before the stage's high point.

At 2001m, Paiheres is the highest peak on the centenary tour and was always going to be the first serious test of the general classification contenders.

And so it proved with 15km of vicious corkscrews at an average gradient of eight percent.

Impey was left to his own devices as the demands of defending yellow took its toll on his team-mates.

Riblon's solo attack coincided with the splintering of the bunch, leaving a host of big names strewn along the torturous route.

Robert Gesink (Belkin) was the first to emerge from Impey's yellow jersey group, followed by Thomas Voeckler.

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) formally ended Impey's stint as leader with a withering burst halfway up Paiheres, putting paid also to Voeckler, Gesink and Riblon,

The Colombian was first over Pailheres, collecting enduring fame, 5000 euros and the 'Souvenir Henri Desgrange' named in honour of the Tour's founder.

Sky had a majority in the chase group and used it to advantage, pummelling BMC's Tejay van Garderen - last year's best young rider - into submission.

The American's demise left Evans to fend for himself, prompting the Victorian to latch onto Contador's Saxo-Tinkoff outfit on the descent into Ax-les-Thermes.

The final climb to the finish was not as long Pailheres, but just as savage.

It was here that Froome and Porte took control - and Evans perished.

Earlier, RadioShack-Leopard camper's was searched by French police before the stage start in Castres.

Team spokesman Philippe Maertens said: "The police stopped our camping car that goes from hotel to hotel and checked it for two hours, and then left.

"The usual stuff, every year..."

Italian Matteo Bono (Lampre) abandoned the Tour after failing to recover from a back injury suffered in a stage 7 fall.

JERSEYS

YELLOW
Team Sky's Christopher Froome claimed the yellow jersey after Daryl Impey was unable to go with the climbers as the Tour entered the Pyrenees.

GREEN
Not a day for the sprinters but Peter Sagan claimed what was left of the intermediate sprint points to extend his lead in the green jersey.

POLKADOT
Christopher Froome took yellow and the polkadot jersey but the KOM colours will be worn by Pierre Rolland, who is equal with Froome on 31 points.

WHITE
Twenty-three-year-old Nairo Quintana made an audacious move on the two climbs to move into the lead of the young rider classification.

CADEL WATCH
A disaster for Cadel Evans, who had no BMC teammates to help him as he watched his yellow jersey hopes disappear after conceding 4:13 to Froome.

THE AUSSIES
Richie Porte stamped himself a future Tour de France winner by sacrificing himself for Froome then riding away from the bunch to move into second overall, while Michael Rogers is 10th.

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Ref beheaded after stabbing player

A referee says he was assaulted by a coach after his decision to send a player off. Source: AFP

A SOCCER referee in Brazil was beheaded by angry fans after he stabbed a player to death.

Police in northern Brazil say one man has been arrested after the incident in a local league match in the town of Pio XII.

Local reports said the referee, Octavio da Silva, stabbed Josenir dos Santos after the player became involved in a physical confrontation with sa Silva and then refused to leave the field.

Dos Santos died while being taken to hospital. 

Outraged spectators reportedly stormed the field and stoned the referee before decapitating him and putting his head on a stake in the middle of the ground.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on July 2, while the investigation is continuing.

Almost 50,000 people were murdered in Brazil in 2010 and the country is under pressure to show it is a safe place to visit ahead of next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.


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Crew flung from crashing plane

Witnesses have described an Asiana Airlines plane smash at San Francisco's International Airport

  • Asiana Airline flight crashed on landing at airport
  • Two were killed and others are unaccounted for
  • TV footage shows pieces of plan and debris on the tarmac

THE CEO of Asiana Airlines denies mechanical failure was to blame for San Francisco plane crash as it revealed the two passengers killed were two 16-year-olds girls from China.

The two young victims were named by Chinese state media as Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both 16 and students at Jiangshan Middle School in China's eastern Zhejiang province.

Of the 291 passengers on board, 141 were Chinese.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport, leaving 182 injured and terrified passengers running for their lives. 

This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214. Picture: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Witnesses of the crash said the tail of the plane appeared to hit the approach area of the runway, which juts out into San Francisco Bay, as it came in for landing.

The plane's tail "hit the runway and the aircraft veered to the left out of the runway,'' South Korea's transportation ministry said in a statement Sunday from Seoul.

Pictures showed the tail detached from the fuselage, and the landing gear had also sheared off.

This aerial photo shows the wreckage on the tarmac. Picture: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Passengers and crew fled the plane with just seconds to spare as smoke rose from the wreckage.

The two victims were found outside the plane, according to San Francisco fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White. "My understanding is that they were found on the runway," she said.

The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing.  Picutre: AFP

The airport was closed immediately after the crash, but two runways later reopened. Some flights were diverted to Los Angeles.

Among those on board were 77 Koreans, 141 Chinese, 61 US citizens, and one Japanese national, Asiana said in a statement.

In Seoul, Asiana Airlines CEO Yoon Young-Doo said that there was nothing wrong with the airplane.

A fire truck sprays water on Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed at San Francisco International Airport. Picture: AP Photo/Noah Berger

"We purchased this airplane in March 2006... currently we understand that there are no engine or mechanical problems,'' he said at a press conference, adding that the two people killed were Chinese nationals.

San Francisco General Hospital said it was treating 34 patients, five of them in critical condition. Other patients had been taken to different hospitals in the area.

In total, 123 people aboard the flight were uninjured, US officials said.

An eyewitness photo captures the evacuation of passengers from the Asiana flight. Picture: David Eun/Twitter

Survivor Elliott Stone told CNN that as it came in to land, it appeared the plane "sped up, like the pilot knew he was short.''

"And then the back end just hit, and flies up in the air, and everybody's head goes up to the ceiling. And then it just kind of drifts for a little bit, for a good 300 yards and then tips over. Fire starts," he explained.

He said he was able to evacuate safely, sitting in the middle of the plane, but the flight attendants sitting in the back "got hammered - because we landed short.

This image courtesy of CBS affiliate KPIX, shows firefighters fighting a fire on an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777.  Picture: AFP

"And then they all fell out - and it was just the most terrible thing I've seen," Stone said.

He said around 20 minutes after the crash, he and fellow passengers noticed "another five bodies like 457 metres away that nobody saw," adding they alerted emergency workers, but were frustrated at the response.

"We were yelling at people, yelling at firefighters. Get over here. They were just lagging hard. I don't know."

The tail of Asiana Flight 214 is seen, right, after it crashed at San Francisco International Airport. Picture: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Flight 214 crashed while landing on runway 28 left at the airport at 11:26am local time, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said. She said the sequence of events was still unclear, but it appeared the Boeing 777 landed and then crashed.

LUCKY FEW WALKED AWAY UNHARMED

One passenger on Flight 214 posted a photograph of the plane on social media seconds after it landed, showing the emergency chutes deployed and passengers running away.

This photo provided by Zach Custer shows smoke rising from the plane. Picture: AP Photo/Zach Custer

"I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I'm OK. Surreal ...'' said passenger David Eun, in a posting to the Path social network.

Eun described the immediate aftermath, posting on the Path social media site, "Fire and rescue people all over the place. They're evacuating the injured. Haven't felt this way since 9/11. Trying to help people stay calm. Deep breaths..."

But he soon after posted a more reassuring message, saying "Lots of activity here. Friends, pls don't call right now. I'm fine. Most people are totally calm and trying to let the fire and rescue do their jobs. Just like during 9/11, most people are great and try to be helpful in crisis..."

Another survivor had an even more positive message, telling the Los Angeles Times "I just want their families to know, most of the people seem OK and we're just letting the paramedics do their job."

PLANE 'BELLYFLOPPED' ON RUNWAY

Multiple witnesses said the plane had approached the runway at an awkward angle, with some onlookers saying they heard a loud bang. Local TV station KTVU quoted witnesses as saying that the plane's tail appeared to sheer off as it was coming in to land.

"We saw it hit, the tail broke off almost immediately upon hitting what appeared to be the end of the runway. It kind of did a bellyflop landing," Jennifer Sorgen told CNN.

"There wasn't a huge explosion of fire, but this was definitely fire, lots of smoke."

An airplane mechanic who witnessed the crash from the airfield also saw the smoke.

"It landed straight, then went to the side and then all you saw was smoke coming off it," Adrian John Mirabueno told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I was scared for the families, and to tell the truth I've never seen anything like it."

Another onlooker said he did not see any fire before the plane hit the runway.

"You heard a pop and you immediately saw a large, brief fireball that came from underneath the aircraft," Anthony Castorani, who saw the flight land from a nearby hotel, told CNN. "It began to cartwheel."

Others clarified the plane went into a flat spin around on the ground, as opposed to flipping over.

Helicopter footage showed a trail of debris and blackened pavement starting from the seawall at the very edge of the runway to where the plane finally came to rest in the dirt between the runway and a taxiway.

A video clip posted to YouTube shows smoke coming from a silver-coloured jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the inflatable emergency slides. Television footage showed debris strewn about the tarmac and pieces of the plane lying on the runway.

Fire trucks sprayed a white fire retardant on the wreckage. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team of investigators to San Francisco to probe the crash. NTSB spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said that NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman would head the team.

An FBI agent said there was no sign the crash was the result of a terror attack.

"At this point in time there is no indication of terrorism involved," said FBI special agent David Johnson.

Asiana is a South Korean airline, second in size to national carrier Korean Air. It has recently tried to expand its presence in the United States, and joined the Star Alliance, anchored by American Airlines and British Airways.

The 777-200 is a long-range plane from Boeing. The twin-engine aircraft is one of the world's most popular long-distance planes, often used for flights of 12 hours or more, from one continent to another. The airline's website says its 777s can carry between 246 to 300 passengers.

The last time a large US airline lost a plane in a fatal crash was an American Airlines Airbus A300 taking off from JFK in 2001.

Smaller airlines have had crashes since then. The last fatal US crash was a Continental Express flight operated by Colgan Air, which crashed into a house near Buffalo, New York on February 12, 2009.

The crash killed all 49 people on board and one man in a house.

Flights are reportedly being prepared to resume at San Francisco International Airport.


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Saatchi tells Nigella it's over

Images have emerged which appear to show celebrity chef Nigella Lawson's throat being squeezed by husband Charles Saatchi in public.

ART collector Charles Saatchi has told a British Sunday newspaper that he is divorcing his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, following an incident in which he grabbed her by the neck outside a London restaurant.

Under the headline "I'm divorcing you Nigella", 70-year-old Saatchi said in a statement to the Mail on Sunday that he had made a "heartbreaking" decision to separate from his 53-year-old wife because she had not defended him over the row.

Charles Saatchi tells Nigella Lawson it's over and they are getting a divorce weeks after controversial images were published which showed him grabbing his wife's neck at a restaurant. Picture: Jean-Paul/JG

EMPLOYEE MONEY SPAT

The publicity-shy former advertising executive, who owns London's Saatchi Gallery for contemporary art,accepted a police caution last month after pictures of the incident appeared in another tabloid, the Sunday People.

"I am sorry to announce that Nigella Lawson and I are getting divorced," he said in the statement which was splashed over the front page of the newspaper.

"This is heartbreaking for both of us as our love was very deep, but in the last year we have become estranged and drifted apart," he wrote.

NIGELLA BREAKS HER SILENCE

"I feel that I have clearly been a disappointment to Nigella during the last year or so, and I am disappointed that she was advised to make no public comment to explain that I abhor violence of any kind against women, and have never abused her physically in any way."

Saatchi insisted that his actions had not been "violent" and claimed that Lawson, to whom he has been married for 10 years, had grasped his neck in the past because they were both "tactile" people.

There was no immediate comment from Lawson.

The daughter of former Conservative finance minister Nigel Lawson, she is a multi-millionaire cookery writer and TV presenter.

Dubbed 'the domestic goddess', she is famed for her flirtatious approach to cooking.

She married Saatchi in 2003, and has two children from her marriage to journalist John Diamond, who died of throat cancer in 2001. Saatchi has one daughter from his previous marriage.

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Defeat throws Deans to the Lions

The Lions have won their first series since 1997 with an emphatic 41-16 win over the Wallabies at ANZ Stadium.

Coach Robbie Deana and Wallabies players look on after the loss. Picture: Philip Hillyard Source: The Daily Telegraph

Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones and injured skipper Sam Warburton celebrate with the Tom Richards Cup. Picture: Philip Hillyard Source: The Daily Telegraph

Jonny Sexton jumps for joy after scoring a try for the British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium. Picture: Philip Hillyard Source: The Daily Telegraph

James O'Connor chareges through to score a try for the Wallabies against the British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium. Picture: Gregg Porteous Source: The Daily Telegraph

Leigh Halfpenny kicks a penalty for the British & Irish Lions during the third Test at ANZ Stadium. Source: Getty Images

A DEFLATED Robbie Deans conceded his future is out of his hands despite being contracted as Wallabies coach to the end of the year, following the humiliating 41-16 loss to the Lions.

Deans has now presided over Lions series, World Cup and Bledisloe Cup failure in his six-year tenure, with speculation mounting that either Ewen McKenzie or Jake White could take over within days.

Asked if he expected to remain in the job for next month's Rugby Championship, Deans solemnly replied: "You don't presume anything in this industry, those decisions are made by others, who knows?

"I'm not excited, obviously, by what we've been through.

"But that doesn't change the possibilities and potential of the group."

Emotional captain James Horwill batted away questions about Deans' future following the ANZ Stadium massacre in front of 83,702 fans.

"Robbie is the coach, he is contracted, he is a great coach," Horwill said.

"Now is not the time to talk about it. We will review everything at the end, after this.

MATCH CENTRE: Wallabies v British and Irish Lions

"Five minutes after a Test match is not the time to talk about the coaching position."

The Wallabies revealed they spent the week talking about starting strongly, yet dropped the ball from the first kick-off, conceded a first-minute try and never recovered.

Asked if he remained confident the playing group could respond to his requests, Deans said: "No one goes out there to drop the first kick-off."

GALLERY: Wallabies v Lions in pictures

The four-tries-to-one hammering by a raging Lions side exposed the Wallabies' scrum and backline defence.

The Lions smashed their own record for most points in a Test match.

In losing the Tom Richards Cup, Australia also ensured they have only beaten the Lions once in their 125-year history, 12 years ago.

Three points had separated them in the first two Tests but there was daylight between the sides Saturday night.

Australia's scrum was bullied and bashed, and the worst fears leading into the series were finally realised, after both packs had shared honours in the first two games.

The powerhouse Lions scrum and counter-attacking masterclass from Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny, who set up two tries and kicked eight goals from nine attempts, left the Wallabies helpless.

From trailing 19-3 in the 40th minute, the Wallabies had clawed back to 19-16 by the 46th, with James O'Connor scoring a try after the half-time siren and Christian Leali'ifano kicking two penalties in the first five minutes of the second half.

But by the 69th the Lions had run away with the game, with tries from Jonathan Sexton, George North and Jamie Roberts rewarding their forwards' dominance and stamping authority on the result.

The three-try hit took the score to 41-16, and under-fire Lions coach Warren Gatland was celebrating in the coaches' box while Deans remained ashen-faced.

After Australia had cut the Lions' lead to three, Gatland's team suddenly looked vulnerable for the first time.

But soon afterward the Wallabies gave away yet another scrum penalty after unwillingly being moonwalked five metres by the rampant Lions pack.

Halfpenny struck the three points, and then Sexton scored a brilliantly worked try from a wide spread.

The ball went from Sexton to Jonathan Davies and Halfpenny, whose inside pass was collected and planted under the posts by the highest-paid player in the world.

The Wallabies were soon attacking at the other end of the field, and earned a penalty from close range but instead took a quick tap, a gamble that misfired when prop Benn Robinson knocked on.

Moments later, Halfpenny stepped around Will Genia on the counter, lured fullback Jesse Mogg and sent North to the corner.

Returning centre Roberts powered through a yawning hole in the 69th minute and with Halfpenny's conversion the Lions had cracked 40 points.

The Lions led 19-10 at the break in a disastrous opening half that saw the Wallabies scrummaged off the park.

Had it not been for James O'Connor's bloody-minded determination to score a try beating four defenders after the half-time siren, the result would have been sealed by the break.

Key weapon Israel Folau suffered a serious hamstring injury and was taken off in the 27th minute, two minutes after prop Ben Alexander was sin-binned for repeated scrum infringements.

The Lions roared furiously into the decider, scoring in the opening minute after Will Genia had knocked on from the kick-off.

Prop Alex Corbisero took a short ball from halfback Mike Phillips, beat the tackle of rival Benn Robinson and rolled over the line to score his maiden Test try.

The criticised getaway to Noosa early this week was just what the doctor ordered, with the tourists smashing the Wallabies at the contest, breakdown and scrum.

The Lions players celebrated wildly while the Wallabies wore hollow expressions.

As Oasis rang out of the stadium Saturday night, and Lions fans rapturously sang along; "Maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me", Deans would have wondered if anybody could save him.

LIONS 41 (Alex Corbisiero, George North, Jamie Roberts, Jonathan Sexton tries Leigh Halfpenny 3 cons 5 pens) bt AUSTRALIA 16 (James O'Connor try Christian Leali'ifano con 3 pens) at ANZ Stadium. Referee: Romain Poite. Crowd: 83,702.

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Bondi tailspin after whale hit

Bishan Rajapakse in St Vincents Hospital after he was knocked unconscious by a whale while surfing at South Bondi Beach, Sydney. Picture: Gregg Porteous Source: The Daily Telegraph

TALK about a sting in the tail. Surfer Bishan Rajapakse was lucky to be pulled from the waves with only a headache and sore shoulder after he was knocked unconscious by a southern right whale yesterday.

The 38-year-old hospital emergency unit doctor was heading back to the beach at Bondi about 10.30am when he saw "a big, black shadow" as the whale surfaced near him.

"Some other surfers were quite close to it and I remember wondering to myself about that tail - I thought 'Wow, this could just go and knock us all out'," he said.

The next thing Dr Rajapakse remembers is lifeguards treating him on the sand. Lifeguard Anthony "Harries" Carroll said: "The whale has lifted his tail and it's come down and struck the (surfer) on the head and knocked him out."

Mr Carroll said the force of the impact had punched a "large-sized ding" in Dr Rajapakse's surfboard.

"This could have been a major incident, a fatality, so for this guy to walk away with minimal injuries ... he's probably the luckiest emergency doctor to end up in emergency," he said.

Surfer Tony Spanos said the whale had made a "huge turn" and come out of the water directly underneath a group of surfers, knocking him off his board. He saw Dr Rajapakse get knocked out.

"I had to go under and quickly pull him out from underneath, from going down," he said.

A whale surfaces near surfers at Bondi Beach. Picture: John Brawley Source: Supplied

St Vincent's head of emergency Gordian Fulde said Dr Rajapakse - who works at Wollongong Hospital - was fortunate not to have any broken bones but he remains in hospital for observation to see if he had suffered any underlying damage from the "unbelievable accident".

National Parks and Wildlife whale expert Geoff Ross said southern right whales were known for liking shallower water - and for their unpredictable behaviour.

"Whales are generally not aggressive animals but they will defend themselves - they can see people in the water as a potential predator," he said. "Like all wild animals, you need to respect them and their position in the ocean."

Swimmers and surfers are banned from going closer than 30m from whales in NSW waters.

Girlfriend Sanna Lundmark had been waiting on the beach when she saw people huddled around Dr Rajapakse. "I saw his feet and they didn't move. I was really worried ... then I saw him talking," she said.

Dr Rajapakse said the incident would not put him off surfing. "I think if I saw a whale again I'd probably tell other people just to hold back. I guess I've got the evidence to say things can go wrong."


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Teen plane crash victims named

Witnesses have described an Asiana Airlines plane smash at San Francisco's International Airport

  • Asiana Airline flight crashed on landing at airport
  • Two were killed and others are unaccounted for
  • TV footage shows pieces of plan and debris on the tarmac

THE CEO of Asiana Airlines denies mechanical failure was to blame for San Francisco plane crash as it revealed the two passengers killed were two 16-year-olds girls from China.

The two young victims were named by Chinese state media as Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both 16 and students at Jiangshan Middle School in China's eastern Zhejiang province.

Of the 291 passengers on board, 141 were Chinese.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport, leaving 182 injured and terrified passengers running for their lives. 

This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214. Picture: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Witnesses of the crash said the tail of the plane appeared to hit the approach area of the runway, which juts out into San Francisco Bay, as it came in for landing.

The plane's tail "hit the runway and the aircraft veered to the left out of the runway,'' South Korea's transportation ministry said in a statement Sunday from Seoul.

Pictures showed the tail detached from the fuselage, and the landing gear had also sheared off.

This aerial photo shows the wreckage on the tarmac. Picture: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Passengers and crew fled the plane with just seconds to spare as smoke rose from the wreckage.

The two victims were found outside the plane, according to San Francisco fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White. "My understanding is that they were found on the runway," she said.

The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing.  Picutre: AFP

The airport was closed immediately after the crash, but two runways later reopened. Some flights were diverted to Los Angeles.

Among those on board were 77 Koreans, 141 Chinese, 61 US citizens, and one Japanese national, Asiana said in a statement.

In Seoul, Asiana Airlines CEO Yoon Young-Doo said that there was nothing wrong with the airplane.

A fire truck sprays water on Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed at San Francisco International Airport. Picture: AP Photo/Noah Berger

"We purchased this airplane in March 2006... currently we understand that there are no engine or mechanical problems,'' he said at a press conference, adding that the two people killed were Chinese nationals.

San Francisco General Hospital said it was treating 34 patients, five of them in critical condition. Other patients had been taken to different hospitals in the area.

In total, 123 people aboard the flight were uninjured, US officials said.

An eyewitness photo captures the evacuation of passengers from the Asiana flight. Picture: David Eun/Twitter

Survivor Elliott Stone told CNN that as it came in to land, it appeared the plane "sped up, like the pilot knew he was short.''

"And then the back end just hit, and flies up in the air, and everybody's head goes up to the ceiling. And then it just kind of drifts for a little bit, for a good 300 yards and then tips over. Fire starts," he explained.

He said he was able to evacuate safely, sitting in the middle of the plane, but the flight attendants sitting in the back "got hammered - because we landed short.

This image courtesy of CBS affiliate KPIX, shows firefighters fighting a fire on an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777.  Picture: AFP

"And then they all fell out - and it was just the most terrible thing I've seen," Stone said.

He said around 20 minutes after the crash, he and fellow passengers noticed "another five bodies like 457 metres away that nobody saw," adding they alerted emergency workers, but were frustrated at the response.

"We were yelling at people, yelling at firefighters. Get over here. They were just lagging hard. I don't know."

The tail of Asiana Flight 214 is seen, right, after it crashed at San Francisco International Airport. Picture: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Flight 214 crashed while landing on runway 28 left at the airport at 11:26am local time, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said. She said the sequence of events was still unclear, but it appeared the Boeing 777 landed and then crashed.

LUCKY FEW WALKED AWAY UNHARMED

One passenger on Flight 214 posted a photograph of the plane on social media seconds after it landed, showing the emergency chutes deployed and passengers running away.

This photo provided by Zach Custer shows smoke rising from the plane. Picture: AP Photo/Zach Custer

"I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I'm OK. Surreal ...'' said passenger David Eun, in a posting to the Path social network.

Eun described the immediate aftermath, posting on the Path social media site, "Fire and rescue people all over the place. They're evacuating the injured. Haven't felt this way since 9/11. Trying to help people stay calm. Deep breaths..."

But he soon after posted a more reassuring message, saying "Lots of activity here. Friends, pls don't call right now. I'm fine. Most people are totally calm and trying to let the fire and rescue do their jobs. Just like during 9/11, most people are great and try to be helpful in crisis..."

Another survivor had an even more positive message, telling the Los Angeles Times "I just want their families to know, most of the people seem OK and we're just letting the paramedics do their job."

PLANE 'BELLYFLOPPED' ON RUNWAY

Multiple witnesses said the plane had approached the runway at an awkward angle, with some onlookers saying they heard a loud bang. Local TV station KTVU quoted witnesses as saying that the plane's tail appeared to sheer off as it was coming in to land.

"We saw it hit, the tail broke off almost immediately upon hitting what appeared to be the end of the runway. It kind of did a bellyflop landing," Jennifer Sorgen told CNN.

"There wasn't a huge explosion of fire, but this was definitely fire, lots of smoke."

An airplane mechanic who witnessed the crash from the airfield also saw the smoke.

"It landed straight, then went to the side and then all you saw was smoke coming off it," Adrian John Mirabueno told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I was scared for the families, and to tell the truth I've never seen anything like it."

Another onlooker said he did not see any fire before the plane hit the runway.

"You heard a pop and you immediately saw a large, brief fireball that came from underneath the aircraft," Anthony Castorani, who saw the flight land from a nearby hotel, told CNN. "It began to cartwheel."

Others clarified the plane went into a flat spin around on the ground, as opposed to flipping over.

Helicopter footage showed a trail of debris and blackened pavement starting from the seawall at the very edge of the runway to where the plane finally came to rest in the dirt between the runway and a taxiway.

A video clip posted to YouTube shows smoke coming from a silver-coloured jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the inflatable emergency slides. Television footage showed debris strewn about the tarmac and pieces of the plane lying on the runway.

Fire trucks sprayed a white fire retardant on the wreckage. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team of investigators to San Francisco to probe the crash. NTSB spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said that NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman would head the team.

An FBI agent said there was no sign the crash was the result of a terror attack.

"At this point in time there is no indication of terrorism involved," said FBI special agent David Johnson.

Asiana is a South Korean airline, second in size to national carrier Korean Air. It has recently tried to expand its presence in the United States, and joined the Star Alliance, anchored by American Airlines and British Airways.

The 777-200 is a long-range plane from Boeing. The twin-engine aircraft is one of the world's most popular long-distance planes, often used for flights of 12 hours or more, from one continent to another. The airline's website says its 777s can carry between 246 to 300 passengers.

The last time a large US airline lost a plane in a fatal crash was an American Airlines Airbus A300 taking off from JFK in 2001.

Smaller airlines have had crashes since then. The last fatal US crash was a Continental Express flight operated by Colgan Air, which crashed into a house near Buffalo, New York on February 12, 2009.

The crash killed all 49 people on board and one man in a house.

Flights are reportedly being prepared to resume at San Francisco International Airport.


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