Luis Suarez holds his mouth as Giorgio Chiellini protests in the background. Photo: APWorld football’s governing body FIFA has acted swiftly to ban rogue Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez for nine international matches and from any football-related activity for four months.
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Suarez brought international opprobrium on himself when he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay’s 1-0 win over the Azzuri on Tuesday.

The victory saw La Celeste through to the knockout round of the World Cup, where they will face Colombia on Saturday night, while Italy were sent home as a result of the loss.

The ban will also mean that Suarez once again misses several matches at the start of Liverpool’s next Premier League campaign.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee said in a statement that Suarez was guilty of ‘unsporting conduct towards another player’.

“The player Luis Suarez is to be suspended for nine (9) official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming FIFA World Cup fixture between Colombia and Uruguay on 28 June 2014. The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay’s next FIFA World Cup match(es), as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team’s subsequent official matches….”

Bite marks: Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini shows where he was bitten by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. Photo: Reuters

“The player Luis Suarez is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of four (4) months”

”A stadium ban is pronounced against the player Luis Suarez … the player Luis Suarez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban. The player Luis Suarez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium in which the representative team of Uruguay is playing while he has to serve the nine-match suspension”.

“Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field.

In addition, Suarez has been fined 100,000 Swiss Francs ($118,876).

“The Disciplinary Committee took into account all the factors of the case and the degree of Mr Suárez’s guilt in accordance with the relevant provisions of the (disciplinary) Code. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated,” said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

The Uruguayan FA will appeal against the ruling, but Suarez cannot play even if a challenge is lodged. The imposition of the fine could be delayed pending the appeal.

Suarez is one of the most gifted players in world football, scoring 31 league goals in 33 games for Liverpool last season.

He returned from a month on the sidelines with an injury to score twice in Uruguay’s 2-1 win over England last week, transforming the team’s World Cup which began with a loss to Costa Rica in a game Suarez missed through injury.

But he is also one of the game’s most troubled players and has been banned twice previously for biting opponents.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo had no sympathy.

“Football must set an example and show examples of good players,” he told reporters. “People who are out of line must be punished.

“If my little children bit me, they are sent to the dark room with the big bad wolf. This is football’s equivalent.”

Suarez will not be able to train or attend matches with Liverpool until late October, a huge blow to their domestic and European ambitions.

“Liverpool Football Club will wait until we have seen and had time to review the FIFA Disciplinary Committee report before making any further comment,” Liverpool chief executive officer Ian Ayre said on the club’s website.

Adidas, who have used Suarez in a frontline promotion role in recent months, said it would stop using him in adverts for the rest of the World Cup.

“Adidas fully backs FIFA’s decision,” a spokeswoman said. “We do not accept the recent behaviour of Luis Suarez and shall remind him of the high standards we expect of our players.

“We have no plan to use Suarez for any other marketing activities during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.”

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A RUPANYUP woman drove her car at police and led them on a pursuit on Sunday afternoon.
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Horsham Sergeant Jason Bergen said police were called to Wimmera Base Hospital’s emergency department after reports a woman was yelling and abusing staff.

“When she saw police she ran across the road and got into her car,” he said.

“Police members walked towards the vehicle and she drove her car at them so they had to take evasive action. She drove off and police followed.”

Sgt Bergen said the woman led police around Horsham before leaving the city along Williams Road and eventually stopping on Longerenong Road one kilometre west of Murtoa.

“Two negotiators talked to her for between two and three hours,” he said.

“In the end she was removed from the car and she was brought to the station and held pending a psychiatric assessment.”

Sgt Bergen said the woman would be charged with conduct endangering persons and pursuit charges.

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WILD WILD WEST: Jayden Uebergang, Archie Price, Jade Adams and Enid Knight excitedly await Laharum Preschool’s bush dance at Laharum Hall. Picture: PAUL CARRACHERLAHARUM Preschool will host its annual fundraiser night on July 26.
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The money will go towards furniture to go in the preschool’s renovated building, which is in the final stages of completion.

Organiser and parent Katrina Knight said the preschool relied on fundraising to remain financially stable.

“It is through the hard work of our committed kindergarten staff and families that Laharum Preschool is able to continually raise much-needed money to cover budget shortfall and improvements to our energetic kindergarten,” she said.

“We are excited to benefit from a much-anticipated and essential upgrade to our kindergarten so we will appreciate financial support to complete the furnishing.”

Ms Knight said the preschool’s wider community had been hugely affected by the Grampians bushfire in January so she understood if some people were unable to contribute this year.

“Many of our kindergarten families were directly impacted by the bushfire, as was our wider community,” she said.

“Given the current hardship as a result of the fire, Laharum Preschool is aware of engaging our community in our fundraising efforts while limiting the financial demand on our affected community.”

Ms Knight encouraged the Laharum community to attend the event and have a good time.

She said the evening would feature a five-course dinner and a silent auction.

She said people could call her on 0408 967 515 for more information.

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Police investigate house fire in West Bendigo: Pictures A house was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY
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A house was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

A house was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

A house was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

A house was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

A house was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

A house was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

A house was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

A house was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

A house was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

A house was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Police and CFA members returned to the house on Friday morning to contain a gas leak. Picture: GEORGINA HOWDEN-CHITTY

CFA members returned to the house on Friday morning to contain a gas leak. Picture: GEORGINA HOWDEN-CHITTY

A vacant house next door to the house that was gutted by fire. Neighbours are concerned another fire will break out. Picture: GEORGINA HOWDEN-CHITTY

TweetFacebookUPDATE, 9.15am: Next-door neighbours to a house which was gutted by fire in West Bendigo last night are counting their blessings that CFA members managed to save their home.

Ted and Lyn Parmenter have lived in their house for the past 50 years. Mrs Parmenter awoke to crackling sounds from the fire about 1.20am this morning and called the CFA.

Mr Parmenter, who was in Melbourne when the fire broke out,said he didn’t think his wife realised how close their own house had been from igniting.

“The firefighters said it was seconds away from going ‘poof’,” he said.

Mr Parmenter said the side of his house was singed.

“There are broken windows and the gutters have melted,” he said.

“It should be covered by insurance.”

Mr Parmenter said the house that burnt and the house the other side of it had been vacant for the past 10 years and that squatters had moved in. He said there had been small fires before and that he had notified the City of Greater Bendigo about the hazard.

John McReynoldshas lived across the road from the house that caught fire for his entire life.

He said he had fought for years to get something done about the two unmaintained houses and associated grass, fearing they were a fire risk.

“The houses are heritage listed and no one can do anything without the owners’permission,” he said.

“The owners want to put units there.”

Mr McReynolds said he had approached members of State Parliament and City of Greater Bendigo staff and councillors about the properties. But he said no one had accepted responsibility.

“Something needs to be done about the fire danger and the squatters,” he said.

“It also lowers house prices in the street and everyone who lives here has had enough.”

UPDATE, 8.10am: CFA crews were called back to the house Friday morning for a gas leak.

Bendigo Senior Constable Matt Fitzgibbon said the leak had been sealed off and the gas company notified.

Senior Constable Fitzgibbon also said no one was living at the house .

EARLIER: DETECTIVES and chemists are investigating the cause of a house fire overnight in Harvey Street, West Bendigo.

Bendigo Detective SeniorSergeant Rodney Stewart said he was waiting for arson chemists from Melbourne to arrive in Bendigo today to try to establish the fire’s cause.

“It’s sealed off at the moment,” he said.

“We are unable to establish a cause at this stage.”

Bendigo Country Fire Authority Senior Station Officer Mark Nevillsaid the fire broke about about 1.30am Friday morning.

“It was 75 per cent involved on arrival,” he said.

“It took about 20 minutes to control, with three trucks from Bendigo attending.”

Mr Nevillsaid the house was searched but no one was found.

“We believe no one was home,” he said.

“There was a lot of radiant heat on the house next door so our first effort was to protect that neighbouring house.

“Quite a few people came out to see what was going on.”

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Swifts coach Ben Martin tops the league goal-kicking table with 38. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
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HORSHAM District Football Netball League’s goal-kicking race is one of the most open – and lowest scoring – of the past two decades.

Swifts coach Ben Martin currently tops the league goal-kicking table with 38 majors from 11 games.

With seven games remaining a further eight players are within nine goals of Martin.

If Martin continues at his current clip of 3.45 goals a game and plays every home-and-away game this season, he will finish with 62 goals.

It is in stark contrast to the 110 goals kicked by Laharum’s Shannon Argall last year, and would be the lowest total to lead the league in more than 20 years.

Only twice since 1993 has the league leader finished with fewer than 75 goals in a home-and-away campaign.

Harrow-Balmoral’s James Staude did it in back-to-back years when he won with 73 goals in 2009 and 64 in 2010.

But Staude has been the only exception to the rule so far.

In the past 10 years, the average number of goals for a leading goal-kicker in the home-and-away season is 95. Martin is far from the only contender for the goal-kicking crown.

Noradjuha-Quantong’s Brian Harrison, 34 goals, is second, but has missed three games with a hamstring injury.

If he maintains his average of 4.25 goals a game for the final seven matches, he would finish on 64 – the same total as Staude in 2010.

Laharum recruit Dylan Parish was on track to kick about 90 goals before going down with a broken collarbone early in the season.

He is still third on the goal-kicking table.

Kalkee’s Josh Beddison, Edenhope-Apsley’s Tom Clissold, Taylors Lake’s Nathan Koenig and Mountain Man Rhys Bennett each have 30 or more goals and remain within striking distance.

No single dominant key forward

League chairman Graeme King said individual goal-kicking totals were likely to keep decreasing as teams looked to spread the scoring load and become more versatile in attack.

“We’re seeing more and more at AFL level that there is no longer a single dominant key forward,” he said.

“The way footy is going, they share the ball around a bit more, and other teams have gotten better with their defensive structures and are able to flood back and gum up the forward line.”

King said the league was likely to see fewer ground invasions to celebrate a player kicking 100 goals in a season, but said lower totals were still good for the game.

“It means there are lower individual totals and there is more intrigue as to who is going to win it,” he said.

“In the past few years there have been one or two clear leaders, but this year you couldn’t pick who is going to win it.”

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Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty emphatically rejected a call for the Liberal Party and the National Party to merge. Picture: THEA PETRASSWIMMERA Nationals have slammed a call for the Liberal Party and the National Party to merge.
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Liberal Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay told The Weekly Times on Wednesday the Coalition would be better served by becoming one entity.

Member for Lowan Delahunty emphatically rejected Mr Ramsay’s call.

“No way,” he said.

“I’ve been in this job for nearly 15 years and this conversation comes up at odd times.

“The thinking Members of Parliament know that the Liberal Party is not going to win the next election without our support.”

The suggestion of a merger is another distraction for the government that has been hampered by leaked recordings of former Premier Ted Baillieu criticising his party room colleagues and continuing instability surrounding the independent Member for Frankston Geoff Shaw.

“These comments at this time are a distraction that serve no purpose as far as getting on with governing for the benefit of not only regional and rural Victoria, but Victoria in general,” Mr Delahunty said.

Nationals candidate for Lowan Emma Kealy also rejected Mr Ramsay’s suggestion.

“I completely reject any idea or concept that the Liberal Party and the Nationals should merge,” she said.

“The National Party has a clear focus on rural and regional Victoria.”

Mr Delahunty said the $160 million distributed to regional councils through the Regional Growth Fund would not have happened without the National Party.

Mr Ramsay said a merger would avoid the waste of resources in three-cornered contests.

The Liberal Party and the National Party will face off against each other in Ripon and the new seat of Euroa in November’s state election.

“The Coalition could be spending more money on beating Labor in seats like Ripon,” Mr Delahunty said.

“We’ve proved that in the federal seat of Mallee where the Liberal Party ran – and ran hard – and spent a lot of resources.

“We should have been competing against Labor.”

He said it was disappointing the Liberal Party had decided to contest Euroa.

Liberal candidate for Ripon Louise Staley – who is engaged in a three-cornered contest with the Nationals’ Scott Turner and Labor’s Daniel McGlone – refused to be drawn on Mr Ramsay’s comments.

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Horsham West Haven Primary School president Karen Maybery and welfare officer Stacey Hallam are worried about the future of welfare services. Picture: PAUL CARRACHERTHE future of student welfare officers and chaplains at Wimmera schools is under threat following Federal Government and High Court decisions that have put the roles in doubt.
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The government had intended to fund a $245-million school chaplaincy program.

Last week, the High Court ruled the government would not be able to fund the chaplaincy program in government schools.

In the Federal Budget, schools lost the option of appointing secular welfare officers.

Horsham West Haven Primary School president Karen Maybery said the school’s welfare officer Stacey Hallam played a vital role in the school community.

“We’ll lose those relationships that we’ve already established with our welfare officer and families,” she said.

“It would be to the detriment of the families at the school.”

Mrs Maybery said the school was waiting for further advice regarding the future of the welfare officer position.

Miss Hallam said she was concerned for student welfare if the role was no longer funded.

“It’s a bit of uncertainty for me, but at the end of the day I feel for the school and the children who come to the school,” she said.

“They’re using this service and they’re going to be disadvantaged if it can’t continue.”

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Wake up, Wimmera: June 27

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June 29th, 2018

PIC OF THE DAY: Send your photos of the Wimmera to [email protected]南京夜网.au or tag us on Instagram @wimmeramailtimes and use the hashtag #wakeupwimmera to have your pic included! Photo: TONY WARDWEATHER
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The winds are picking back up today, with showers thrown in for good measure. Luckily, the max temp of 15 continues, so at least it’s not getting any colder. The news isn’t so good for those planning outdoor weekend activities however, with tomorrow and Sunday both bringing 12 degrees and showers.

FIVE YEARS AGO

Stawell Detective Senior ConstableJohn Bongiorno has described theglassing of a woman at Warracknabealon Sunday as the worst assault he hadinvestigated at a Wimmera licensedvenue.Warracknabeal Sergeant Bill Alfordsaid a woman allegedly hit a Warracknabealwoman, 21, in the neck with apot glass in the Commercial Hotelabout 1am on Sunday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Swifts coach Ben Martin

“The Coalition could be spending more money on beating Labor in seats like Ripon.” – Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty argues against a a call for the Nationals Party and the Liberal Party to merge.

TOP STORIES

The future of student welfare officers and chaplains at Wimmera schools is under threat.

SPORT:Horsham District Football Netball League’s goal-kicking race is one of the most open – and lowest scoring – of the past two decades.

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP

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Ballarat is shivering through its coldest week of the year so far. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTERWEATHER
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Today is expected to the the best day for about a week – and it will be just 12 degrees. We might also have some wind and some showers. Lovely. The weekend’s looking much colder so soak up the temperature while you can.

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Police have warned Ballarat drivers to drive to the conditions as the city freezes through the coldest week of the year so far.

FIRE

Fire units helped rescuepeople from a car rollover near Clunes yesterday afternoon.

Fire units helped rescue people from a car rollover near Clunes yesterday afternoon. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD

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Read this family’s touching tribute to their daughter Tori Kurz, killed after hitting black ice at Sulkylast year. The family want to raise awareness of black ice in the area.

Break-ins funded career criminal’s drug habit

Melbourne Vixens star says a Ballarat exit from the Victorian Netball League would be a setback for juniors.

ON THE AGENDA

Today we meet a Labrador with a pacemaker, we look into reports of a traffic hazard at Magpie and we visit the opening night of Sovereign Hill’s Christmas in July show.

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A student was taken to hospital following a violent brawl in the boys’ Astley Cup rugby league match.A STUDENT was taken to hospital on Thursday following a violent brawl in the boys’ Astley Cup rugby league match at Caltex Park Dubbo which has overshadowed the annual tri-school sporting event.
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With roughly 15 minutes remaining in the match between Dubbo College senior campus and Orange High School push-and-shove following a tackle erupted into players running from all parts of the field and throwing punches, resulting in the match being abandoned.

The fight spilled from the field of play across the sideline and towards the Bruce Neads Grandstand where it continued and there were even reports one student who was in attendance as a spectator leapedover the fence and engaged in the violent incident.

Referees, coaches and teachers intervened and separated the teenagers before guiding each set of students towards either end of the grandstand.

The referees sent three players, two from Dubbo College and one from Orange High, from the field of play before the decision was made between referees and coaches to abandon the game.

A spokesperson from Dubbo police confirmed officers had been called to an incident at Caltex Park, however no further details were released while a NSW Ambulance spokesperson said they were called to the scene about 3.40pm to treat a 17-year-old boy for a head laceration. He was taken by ambulance to Dubbo Base Hospital.

Dubbo College teacher and coach of the rugby league side Craig May side said it was a disappointing way to end the match and the Astley Cup competition but said those involved would be disciplined.

“It was only the actions of a couple of kids that put a dampener on it,” May said.

“It’s not a whole thing it was only two or three kids involved and it escalated with a lot of people grabbing and shoving.

A Department of Education and Communities spokesperson made a comment shortly after the incident.

“The Department of Education and Communities and the schools involved in the Astley Cup are disappointed by the behaviour of the players involved in this unacceptable incident,” the statement read.

“It is completely against the values of the schools and the spirit of the Astley Cup.

“The schools will fully investigate the incident and any student involved will be disciplined appropriately.

“They will co-operate fully with any investigations that rugby league authorities or the police consider necessary and support any action they feel appropriate.

The violent incident marred an otherwise successful two days of competition with Orange High School dominating as they won seven of the eight sports available to win the event for the first time since 2006.

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