Kim Beazley joins Lockheed Martin Australia board

A file image of Kim Beazley taken during the Interfet operation in East Timor in 1999 flying back to Dili after visiting HMAS Sydney. (Defence)

A file image of Kim Beazley taken during the Interfet operation in East Timor in 1999 flying back to Dili after visiting HMAS Sydney. (Defence)

Former Defence Minister Kim Beazley has joined the board of Lockheed Martin Australia.

The company made the announcement of Beazley’s appointment in a statement on Thursday.

Beazley, who was also Deputy Prime Minister and recently ended a seven-year stint as Australia’s Ambassador to the United States, said he had a “deep respect for Lockheed Martin, both as an industry leader and a technology innovator”.

“I look forward to contributing to Lockheed Martin Australia’s ongoing success as a key technology partner to Australia’s Defence Force and broader industry sector,” Beazley said in a statement on Thursday.

Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand chief executive Raydon Gates described Beazley as one of Australia’s most distinguished statesmen.

“As a passionate advocate for Australian industry and a former Defence Minister, Kim brings invaluable experience to the Lockheed Martin Australia Board,” Gates said.

Lockheed Martin is the manufacturer of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Australia has ordered 72 F-35A aircraft.

Currently, Beazley is the national president of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.


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‘Big bang’ start to new Hyundai A-League season

The Round 1 Sydney Derby will be played at ANZ Stadium for the first time.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

John Greco @Grecs7
Next season’s Hyundai A-League Finals Series could use revolutionary video replays on contentious decisions, as the 2016/17 campaign gets set for a “big bang” start in October.

Speaking on Thursday at the unveiling of the draw for next season, Gallop revealed some exciting new initiatives, while also revealing the FFA was committed to helping clubs secure big marquee signings.

There are some huge games to kick off Season 12, with the first-ever Sydney Derby at ANZ Stadium in Round 1 set to break a league crowd record, while there’s also a Melbourne Derby and grand final rematch in Round 2.

“There’s also that traditional great rivalry between Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory in that period so it’s a blockbuster start to the year,” Gallop told reporters.

“Every week you look at the competition and see unpredictability and unscripted drama, which was so well played out at the end of Season 11,” he added.

“We’ve obviously got a big bang start to the A-League. That’s the moment when the other codes come off and we come on and we thought it was important to start with a big bang.”

Australia is also one of six countries given the green light by FIFA last week to commence offline trials of video assistant referees (VAR).

If all goes to plan, a VAR will be used in the Finals Series to help the referee adjudge on incidents like penalties, red cards and goals scored from contentious offside calls.

“Trials will commence [during the regular season] and then we’ll look to have that fully active by the finals,” Gallop said.

And while he could give no further updates on the prospect of Caltex Socceroo star Tim Cahill potentially returning to the A-League, Gallop reiterated the FFA’s commitment to working with clubs to deliver marquee players to the competition.

“It’s a bit of a watch this space at the moment. I can’t give guarantees but we’re doing everything we can,” he said.

“We’ve made a seven-figure commitment and we’ve had discussions with a club as recently as yesterday.

“I can’t give names out because I don’t know names but I do know it’s something that is top of mind for clubs and we all see that bringing big names into the competition is going to turn the dial for us.”

Part of the new initiatives in the draw include a split round late in the season to accommodate the clubs playing in the AFC Champions League, while there is a move away from afternoon kick-offs to try to avoid playing in stifling conditions.

“We play in summer and it’s a hot country so it’s difficult to completely cure that but I think we’ve taken steps this season to alleviate it as much as possible,” Gallop said.

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Hyundai A-League Season 2016/2017 fixtures released

The Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season Draw has been released.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Staff writer
The Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season will kick off with a blockbuster opening fortnight featuring Sydney and Melbourne derbies and a Grand Final rematch, Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced today.

The first ever  Sydney Derby at ANZ Stadium will be the marquee match of the opening round with a Melbourne Derby scheduled for Round Two, which also sees the Western Sydney Wanderers return to South Australia to face the Hyundai A-League 2016 champions Adelaide United.

The Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season will kick-off on Friday 7 October when Brisbane Roar FC host Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium. The Hyundai A-League 2017 Finals Series will begin on the weekend of 21-23 April and the Hyundai A-League 2017 Grand Final is scheduled for Sunday 7 May 2017.

Hyundai A-League 2016-17 Season Draw

Speaking today, FFA CEO David Gallop said the draw was full of promise for another exciting season, the 12th edition of the Hyundai A-League.

“The season starts with a bang in October and we will once again see the great unscripted drama unfold with another crescendo as we build towards the finals series” said Gallop.

“The Summer of Football concept with 10 matches in 11 days over the Christmas / New Year period is always very popular and we are expecting bumper crowds during this period.

“There’s also a split round to accommodate the challenges of the AFC Champions League to give our clubs the best chance possible in the group stage.

In addition, following last week’s announcement by FIFA that the Hyundai A-League will be amongst the first competitions world-wide to trial the use of Video Assistant Referees (VARs), Gallop also announced that, subject to the successful “offline” trials, “live” use of VARs will be implemented for the Hyundai A-League 2017 Finals Series.

“All in all, I’m delighted we have a draw that will be welcomed by the clubs, players and fans.” concluded Gallop.

Key features of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season draw

  •          Opening Round of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season begins on Friday 7 October 2016 with the Brisbane Roar FC hosting Melbourne Victory @ Suncorp Stadium

·         Hyundai A-League 2017 Finals Series will begin on the weekend of 21-23 April 2017 and may feature “live” Video Assistant Referees (VARs).

·         Hyundai A-League 2017 Grand Final will be played on Sunday 7 May 2017.

  •          Grand Final Re-Match (Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers FC): Round 2 (Friday, 14 October 2016 @ Coopers Stadium)
  •          Derby Days
    •     Sydney Derbies (Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC): Rounds 1 (8 October @ ANZ Stadium), 15 (14 January @ Allianz Stadium) and 20 (18 February @ ANZ Stadium).
    •     Melbourne Derbies (Melbourne City FC v Melbourne Victory): Rounds 2 (15 October @ Etihad Stadium), 11 (17 December @ AAMI Park) and 18 (4 February @ Etihad Stadium).
    •     F3 Derbies (Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets): Round 7 (Sunday 20 November @ Hunter Stadium), Round 21 (Saturday 25 February @ Hunter Stadium ) Round 26 (Sunday 9 April @ Central Coast Stadium)
    •     Distance Derbies (Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix): Round 2 (Sunday 16 October @ nib Stadium), Round 14 (Thursday 5 January @ nib Stadium), Round 22 (Saturday 4 March @ QBE Stadium (Auckland)
  •          Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory @ Rounds 3 (Saturday 22 October @ Coopers Stadium), 14 (7 January @ Coopers Stadium) and 21 (Saturday 25 February @ AAMI Park).
  •          Summer of Football’ with 10 matches in 11 days (i.e. Rounds 12 and 13) which includes two matches on Boxing Day (Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix @ Hunter Stadium &         Adelaide United v Sydney FC    @ Coopers Stadium), one match on New Year’s Eve (Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne City FC @ Central Coast Stadium) and one match on New Year’s Day (Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Perth Glory @ANZ Stadium)
  •          Themed Rounds
    •     Remembrance Round – Round 6
    •     Play Football Round – Round 18
  •          Round 23 will be a “Split Round” in order to accommodate back to back AFC Champions League Match Days 2 and 3 with matches scheduled as follows:
    •     Week 1 – Friday 10 and Saturday 11 March 2017 (2 Matches) – No Clubs participating in the AFC Champions League;
    •     Week 2 – Friday 17 March, Saturday 18 March and Sunday 19 March 2017 (3 matches) – including Adelaide United, Western Sydney Wanderers FC and Brisbane Roar FC)
  •          The following fixtures at alternate home venues have been incorporated:
    •     Round 6: Saturday, 12 November 2016 Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix @ GIO Stadium, Canberra, ACT
    •     Round 10: Saturday, 10 December 2016 – Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners @ FMG Stadium, Hamilton, NZ
    •     Round 11: Saturday, 17 December 2016 – Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers FC @ Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ
    •     Round 13: Monday, 2 January 2017 – Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets @ Simonds Stadium, Geelong, VIC
    •     Round 16: Sunday, 22 January 2017 – Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Newcastle Jets @ Campbelltown Stadium, Campbelltown, NSW
    •     Round 17: Friday, 27 January 2017 – Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City FC @ C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, NSW
    •     Round 18: Saturday, 4 February 2017 – Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers FC @ Yarrows Stadium, New Plymouth, NZ
    •     Round 18: Sunday, 5 February 2017 – Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United @ GIO Stadium, Canberra, ACT
    •     Round 22: Saturday, 4 March 2017 – Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory @ QBE Stadium, Auckland, NZ

·         Fox Sports will show all matches of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season and Hyundai A-League 2017 Finals Series exclusively live.

·         SBS TV will broadcast Friday night matches live and the Hyundai A-League 2017 Finals Series on a one-hour delay.

·         ABC Grandstand will broadcast all matches of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season and Hyundai A-League 2017 Finals Series on local radio or digitally via the Grandstand app or website.

·         Croc Media will broadcast Friday night matches live and also all matches during the Hyundai A-League 2017 Finals Series.

For all membership, ticketing, news and match information including exclusive behind-the-scenes content on the Hyundai A-League visit


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Dois fugitivos de fuga em massa da penitenciária são capturados em Roraima

Natanael Silva e Izaque Domingos foram presos em ação da polícia.
Foragidos escaparam da penitenciária nesta terça (8) pulando muro.

Bandeira do estado de Roraima

Foragidos foram capturados em lugares distintos (Foto: Marcelo Marques/ G1 RR)

Foragidos foram capturados em lugares distintos (Foto: Marcelo Marques/ G1 RR)

Dois foragidos da penitenciária Agrícola de Monte Cristo foram capturados nesta quarta-feira (8). Natanael de Sousa Silva e Izaque Domingos Mota, de 25 e 31 anos, escaparam com outros 47 presos do presídio  nesta terça-feira (7) usando escadas improvisadas que ajudaram os detentos a pular o muro da unidade prisional.

As capturas foram feitas pela Divisão de Inteligência e Captura (Dicap), Departamento de Informação e Inteligência da Polícia Militar e a Força Tática. Izaque Domingos foi preso no bairro Alvorada, zona Oeste de Boa Vista. Ele é condenado por tentativa de homicídio.

Natanael de Sousa foi preso em um sítio no Monte Cristo, mesma região do presídio, na zona Rural da capital. De acordo com a Dicap, nesta terça, ele foi capturado após abandonar o cumprimento da pena por roubo na Casa do Albergado. O foragido foi levado para a penitenciária de onde conseguiu fugir.

“Pegamos ele ontem [terça] e no mesmo dia conseguiu escapar do sistema. Mas vai voltar [para o presídio]”, comenta um agente, acrescentando que os fugitivos foram presos após buscas feitas pelas equipes nas proximidades da penitenciária. “Vamos continuar com a artividade para localizar mais foragidos”,diz.

Os dois fugitivos foram levados para a sede da Dicap e posteriormente serão reconduzidos à penitenciária.



Condenado a 17 anos de prisão por homicídio em Roraima é preso em blitz

Denner Andrew Pinheiro dos Santos foi preso nesta quarta-feira (8).
Segundo o Detran, ele conduzia um carro com documento em atraso.

Bandeira do estado de Roraima

 Dennes Andrew conduzia um carro em atraso quando foi parado na blitz (Foto: Arquivo pessoal)

Dennes Andrew conduzia um carro em atraso
quando foi parado na blitz (Foto: Arquivo pessoal)

O foragido da Justiça Denner Andrew Pinheiro dos Santos, de 31 anos, foi preso nesta quarta-feira (8) ao ser parado em uma blitz  do Departamento Estadual de Trânsito (Detran) no bairro São Vicente, zona Sul de Boa Vista.

De acordo com um agente de trânsito, o homem foi condenado a 17 anos de prisão por homicídio qualificado.

A blitz era realizada nas proximidades da Secretaria de Justiça e Cidadania (Sejuc), quando o acusado foi parado.

“Estávamos em fiscalização de rotina e o veículo do condutor foi abordado, quando foi consultado constatou-se o atraso do na documentação do carro. Ele estava muito nervoso e quando foi verificado seu nome junto a Dicap [Divisão de Inteligência e Captura], constatou-se o mandado de prisão em aberto contra ele”, explica um agente que estava na fiscalização.

O acusado foi preso e levado para a Dicap, onde foram realizadas as atualizações cadatrais e em seguida levado à Polícia Interestadual (Polinter), onde foi dado o cumprimento do mandado de prisão. Ele foi conduzido ao presídio para dar início ao cumprimento da pena.

O carro conduzido por Denner dos Santos estava com o documento em atraso e foi apreendido pelo Detran.