I just had to make Origin tackle: Cleary

Nathan Cleary has been hailed for his desperate tackle on Valentine Holmes in Origin II on Sunday.It’s being hailed as his very own Scott Sattler moment.
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But NSW halfback Nathan Cleary says he was just lucky to bundle flying Queensland winger Valentine Holmes into touch at a critical junction in their State of Origin series-clinching win.

The Blues were leading by four late in game two when Holmes seemingly found himself in the clear at ANZ Stadium, only for Cleary to produce his try-saving cover tackle.

“I saw him go over and I was just in the right place in the right time. I knew he was going to take me on down the sideline. I just had to make it,” Cleary said.

“He was very fast but I knew I just had to go in hard and hope for the best.”

It was another Penrith star in Sattler who etched his name into NRL grand final folklore with his desperate tackle on Sydney Roosters winger Todd Byrne in the 2003 decider.

Cleary was just six at the time but is well versed in the Panthers’ history-making moment.

“You see it all the time. It’s the greatest moment out there, but I don’t think it was much like that. I didn’t have to run that far. It’s just lucky it came off,” Cleary said.

The flashpoint also comes four years after a 16-year-old Cleary sat in the Blatchys Blues section of the crowd in NSW’ only other series win in the past 13 years.

He thought running out four years later to help the Blues re-capture the shield was a pipe dream.

“For it to come true at 20 years of age, I’m absolutely blessed and so lucky to be out here playing with these boys. I’m lost for words,” he said.

Like they did in his Origin debut in Melbourne, both Nathan and dad Ivan verged on tears sharing the victory together in the sheds after the match.

“We were getting a bit teary … (he’s) a bit of a softie, that bloke. It’s such a special moment. It’s absolutely priceless. He didn’t say too much, he just hugged me,” Nathan said.

The victory also seemingly ends the halfback curse for the Blues, with Cleary the state’s 10th halfback since the beginning of the Queensland’s dynasty in 2006.

Cleary said he was hoping he wasn’t going to be just another name on the lengthy list.

“It’s the biggest belief, that we could get the series win,” he said.

“I felt so much pressure (with) the whole weight of NSW on your shoulders. They’ve been through some hard times so hopefully we can turn the tide now.”

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Newcastle light rail construction knocks out Tuff’N Up boxing gym

Newcastle light rail construction knocks out Tuff’N Up boxing gym ON THE ROPES: Peter Hallett at Tuff’N Up Boxing gym on Monday. He will close down on Saturday after struggling for revenue since light rail works began last year. Picture: Simone De Peak
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TweetFacebookTuff’N Up Boxing gym owner Peter Hallett is the latest to close his business due to light rail construction in Newcastle. pic.twitter南京夜网/tc7ReT1mwh

— Michael Parris (@mhparris) June 25, 2018Newcastle Heraldreported last weekend that Frontline Hobbies owner Colin Scott was joining a Sydney-based class action against the state government over light rail construction.

Last month, Hunter Development Corporation provided the Herald with a list of 35 businesses it said had opened from Newcastle East to Newcastle West and in Darby Street since light rail work began.

Business advocacy group Newcastle Now said it knew of 15 businesses which had closed and seven which had moved in since September, although not all the closures were necessarily due to rail construction.

The government has said the pain of light rail disruptions in Newcastle will be more than worth the gain when the tram opens to the public early next year.

But Mr Hallett believed his parking problems would have continued if he had stayed open.

“Business is hard, anyhow. My lease is up. I can’t see me surviving another five years. Even if they put the road back, there’s still going to be parking shortages,” he said.

“Any money I had put aside for survival has been gone in the last year trying to survive.

“I realise we’re coming out of it not good, but I’m sure there’s a lot of other businesses in Newcastle who’ve done worse than us. It’s just been horrible.”

He said would have to sell most of his equipment to pay the rest of his rent and was unsure if he would reopen in another location.


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Bursting at the seams all the way through foodie heaven in Melbourne West

A mouth-watering breakfast topped with hollandaise at Vince & MeWhen visiting Melbourne, I believe many travellers stick with the tried and true locations like St Kilda, Toorak, South Yarra, Carlton and the CBD, diving intoiconic destinations like the MCG, Southbank, Docklands and Lygon St to name a few. Not this time around for me! On this adventure I decided to step outside the box and see if the word I had heard about Melbourne’s West was on the money.
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First on the agenda was to sort some accommodation, so while I was stepping out of the box with my location I elected to do the same with where I’d rest my head. My destination and base was Williamstown, an enjoyable 60 minute ferry ride from the Southbank precinct down the Yarra and across Port Phillip Bay.

I must be honest and say I have never been big on the old B&B. I guess I just thought I would be governed by the home owners and maybe it would be a little awkward with the other house guests.Not that I am backward in coming forward, I was probably worried that I might invade their space more than the other way around. Anyway, I was biting the bullet and after seeing the reviews of The Captains Retreat, the choice was made for me, and I was actually keen as mustard to check it out. It also had an intriguing past having once housed a Nunnery and also a brothel, now that’s ironic!

I was greeted by the owner Melissa who’s charm more than matched that of the exterior itself and made me feel at home from the get go. I managed to get a look at a few of the rooms and they were all varied in style and size, but all very cosy and all with queen beds and ensuites.

It just so happened that I scored the best on ground and was shown to The Captains Spa Suite which was enchanting to say the least. Old style furnishings with its own loungeroom and fireplace and a super-sized bathroom to boot. Yes, this was definitely the right choice.

Accommodation was comfortably appointed at The Captain’s Retreat.

After settling in and giving myself a little spruce up I decided to go for a little pre-dinner wander and check out some of the heritage buildings that are very prominent in this historic seaport. I love that they have preserved and maintained the history here;you really get a sense of what it was actually like in days gone by.

Amongst these beauties I just happened to come across a little watering hole that was calling my name. The Steam Packet Hotelwas built back in 1863 and was a favourite to many of the local seamen. It’s a cosy tavern that has kept a lot of its charm. The clientele has changed a little though and is now popular for its upscale pub grub and local craft beers. A good venue for lunch or dinner or in my case a pre-dinner beverage.

Excited by my dinner choice I downed my bevy and took the short walk back along the foreshore to a venue that probably has the best location in Williamstown. As the lights of Melbourne city came aglow across the bay I was hoping the food would be as pleasing as the view. Pier farmhas just reopened with new owners and I was warmly greeted by Roberto Scheriani.

As it was a little chilly for the outside deck I was happy to take a lovely corner table that looked across the non-complicated but chic restaurant floor and still see the lights in the yonder. To me there is nothing more disappointing when an establishment has a brilliant location and relies on it to prop up misgivings in other areas. Well that is certainly not the case at Pier Farm.

The seafood pasta at Pier Farm was one of the best Scott has ever eaten.

Every part of my experience was absolutely top shelf. Friendly and attentive service, a superb selection of wines and the food itself was just divine. Oysters served simply and not over complicated, letting the freshness and nature itself do its work. This was followed by, without a word of a lie, the best seafood pasta I have ever eaten in my life to this day.

Once again unpretentious, fresh as fresh can be and the perfect mix of the oceans delicious offerings gently massaged into house made al dente pasta by head chef David Maclean.

I can only imagine how enjoyable a lazy Sunday arvo on the deck would be like, quaffing a few oysters and sipping on some bubbles while watching the maritime movements.

Back to my home away from home to a wonderful slumber and up early for another big day in Melbourne’s West.

I knew today was a bit of a foodie exploration so I took advantage of the terrific bike and walking track that goes right around the foreshore from beyond Williamstown itself around to Altona. It’s all about deposits and withdrawals my friends! Plenty of locals and visitors out burning a few calories while enjoying the outlook.

A beautiful view of the distant cityscape of Melbourne.

Now that I had appeased my conscious and the guilt factor in knowing I will partake today. I made my way back to The Captains Retreat for a breakfast fit for a King. Fresh fruits, homemade muesli, and a fully cooked offerings as well, served in open dining area that backed out to a lovely deck and it was actually enjoyable having a chat to fellow boarders as they consumed some sustenance for a day of business meetings or exploring like myself.

Too early to continue my foodie forensics of the region I decided that more exercise would only benefit me in today’s undertakings so I planned a little SUP experience –that is, stand up paddleboarding.Sunseekers operate out of Altona beach and can help you out with SUP hire andlessons are if you are really keen.Or get on board for a 90-minute sunrise tour during summer. I was more than happy just to enjoy a paddle around on my own. Relaxing and getting a little workout at the same time.

Invigorated, washed and dried I popped into a local café that offered an extensive menu that began at breaky and continued until it was end of the day drinks. Vince and Mehas a few different areas to enjoy depending on the weather. A lovely little alfresco spot for those summer delights, a light and bright upstairs level if you looking for protection from the elements. On this day both were getting a workout. The food looked delicious as you can see by the photo, but not being a coffee drinker, I can only vouch that the hot chocolate was delectable.

The afternoon had me making my way to what may be described as the melting pot of Melbourne’s West.

Sunshineis known for its mix of nations with people of Vietnamese, Chinese, Afghan, Maltese, Greek and African heritage calling it home.

This has only been a bonus for those looking for an eclectic mix of foods from these many backgrounds and I thought the best way to tackle this was to just have a small graze and get a taste of Sunshine. A quick summation from me, but you could come here for a month and still be trying something new!

I figured a touch of Yum Cha would be a good start as I could contain myself with a couple of small offerings, well at least try! Gold Leafis apparently an institution in Sunshine and I could see mid-morning on a Tuesday it was certainly popular, with plenty of punters digging in heartily.

I settled in with some Chinese tea and a serving of Prawn Har Gow.

A happy man enjoys his lunch of Prawn Har Gow.

From my first bite I knew I was going to struggle holding back on the intake –they were so delectable. By the time I had inhaled them I somehow had two more dishes on my table. Well I didn’t come here for the decor, which was a little garish. When the food is as tasty as this was, well who cares what it looks like. I will return!

Next stop was one of the many Vietnamese options.

Pho Hien Saigon sits in Hampshire Rd and the beef pho is not only the best in the west but would take on any comers from the whole of Melbourne! It’s this simple, flavoursome, fresh cheap eats served quick and easy!

I rolled myself to my final foodie feast which was out of the main drag in Glengala Rd Sunshine West. Sunshine Social is something out of the box. Setting up camp in an old service station site you will enjoy the best local produce cooked over smoking hot charcoal. It’s a BBQ with a creative spin and even though I was busting at the seams, I managed to devour a super tasty pork and coleslaw roll with vigour. On that note it was time to lie down and let the food coma subside.

Really, I had only scrapped the surface of what Melbourne’s West had on offer and will return for part two soon.

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Mierzejewski hints at Sydney FC dispute

Adrian Mierzejewski has taken to social media to suggest of a dispute with Sydney FC.Adrian Mierzejewski’s future at Sydney FC could be in doubt after the star midfielder hinted at a rift between himself and the A-League club.
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The former Polish international signed a three-year deal with the Sky Blues last year and proved an immediate success, scoring 13 goals in 24 appearances and winning the Johnny Warren Medal.

But the 31-year-old is clearly disgruntled, complaining on Twitter about a “situation” he seems desperate to resolve.

“Another week passed and i am even more disapointed instead of beeing closer to solve situation,” he tweeted.

“If someone is interested…on 9th of July i am in Sydney ready to tell whole true story. As an adults shouldn’t we respect our promises?”

It’s not the first time he has used social media to suggest a potential dispute.

Two weeks ago he tweeted: “I can only say that after such a good season I had I only wanted to rest and spend time with family preparing to new season but now it’s impossible.”

“Soon I will be able to explain my position so that everyone could put themselves in my shoes and understand why I am having such a hard time right now… without my fault.”

AAP has reached out to Mierzejewski to clarify his comments.

Sydney FC, meanwhile, has declined to respond.

Shortly after Mierzejewski’s tweet, CEO Danny Townsend wrote: “As stated previously – out of respect and common courtesy we will not publicly play out personal negotiations.”

Mierzejewski is currently in Poland, working as a TV pundit covering the World Cup after failing to win selection for the tournament.

His current deal is under the salary cap, with Milos Ninkovic and Bobo both recently extending their marquee contracts for a further season under new coach Steve Corica.

That limits the club’s capacity to improve Mierzejewski’s wage, given he is already believed to be the highest-paid non-marquee player in the competition.

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Jacqui Lambie gearing up for Senate comeback attempt

Ex-senator Jacqui Lambie is fundraising for a crack at taking on what she calls the“crop of dunderheads in Canberra”.
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Jacqui Lambie. Picture: Brodie Weeding.

Burnie-based Ms Lambie, who hasmade television appearances and published an autobiography since quitting the Senate in November dueto dual citizenship, is gearing up to run for the Senate in the next federal election.

“Sad to say, there are enough major party stooges and ineffective crossbenchers in Canberra to last us a lifetime …” she said in her relaunched newsletter.

“…but late this year or early next year, you’ll have the opportunity to make your voice heard.

“With that in mind, I’m officially launching the Bring Back Jac campaign.

“It’ll be straight talk about the issues,a bit of fun and, of course, holding the current crop of dunderheads in Canberra to account.”

Ms Lambie confirmed North-West lawyer and farmer Glynn Williams would also be on her Jacqui Lambie Network Senate ticket.

She said the JLN would only run a Senate ticket in Tasmania.

“The JLN is there to get the deals done for Tasmania, and Tasmania only,” Ms Lambie said.

She predicted getting one or two senators elected would be likely to give the JLN a share of the balance of power.

She said getting the balance of power was much more likely in the Senate than theHouse of Representatives.

Her newsletter asks supporters to donate $5, if they can afford it.

“I spent years without a dollar to my name, so I know what it’s like to wonder if you’re able to make ends meet,” she said in the newsletter.

“If the difference between making rent and making a donation is $5, don’t donate.”]

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20 photos from NSW women’s State of Origin win

20 photos from NSW women’s State of Origin win TweetFacebook Women’s State of Origin 2018Photos: AAPPlayers and coaches from both teams have warned against expanding the women’s State Of Origin concept too quickly following the Blues’ gripping 16-10 win over Queensland in the inauguralfixture on Friday.
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Karina Brown and Vanessa Foliaki embraced at the end of the inaugural women’s State of Origin match on Friday. Photo: NRL Facebook

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The match was played as a one-off fixture with 30-minute halves.

Previous interstate challenge games have been played with 40-minute halves, although never before has the game been so intense in the wake of last year’s Women’s World Cup and in the lead-up to the forthcoming four-team premiership competition later this year.

For all that Friday’s spectacle produced in front of almost 7000 fans at North Sydney Oval, women’s rugby league is still a semi-professional pursuit, as evidenced by Blues captain Maddie Studdon’s stunning revelation after full-time that she had lost her job during the weekafter being told she wouldn’t be allowed time off to prepare for the match.

And while Friday’s standalone was a ground-breaking success for the sport, NSW coach Ben Cross said it was crucial not to rush in expanding the game.

“For now I think the one Origin is a good concept. We’re still in the infancy of knowing how the female rugby league athlete responds to these intense games, so trying to get them to back up in another two weeks for something of the same intensity is something that we probably need to work on with the NRL,” Cross said.

“You’ve just got to wait for the game to grow a little bit. We don’t want to accelerate the women’s game too fast. It needs that underlying competition.

“Once that happens, maybe three, four to five years, I think three games.”

Most common booking mistakes and how to avoid them

Booking mistakes can be easy to make but hard to solve. When it comes to booking a holiday online, 70 per cent of Aussies are concerned that they are going to make mistakes, according to the latestSkyscanner Australiasurvey.
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We’ve all been there. We’ve selected the dates for our holiday on the online calendar and sifted through the best online deals for cheap flights. Then, just as we are going to press the ‘Confirm’ button, we experience a moment of hesitation. What if I’ve chosen the wrong dates or flight times by mistake? What if I’ve really silly and spelt my name wrong?Read thisSkyscanner Australiaguide to avoid mistakes when booking your next holiday online.

1. Booking for the wrong flight date or timingThe Skyscanner Australia survey shows that 70 per cent of us have misgivings about our ability to get online booking right. It also shows that worries about making mistakes with dates and times are among our worst fears. In fact, 42 per cent of us are concerned about booking flights for the wrong times and dates.

We are probably right to be worried too, because the survey also shows that 55 per cent of us have actually gone ahead and chosen the wrong dates and times when booking flights online. Whoops.

Our fears about making mistakes like this, and the consequences that can follow, might account for some of the most popular online search questions surrounding changing details for flights and hotels. These include questions like:

‘How to change a flight date?’

‘Can you change holiday dates once booked?’

‘How much does it cost to change a flight?’

When it comes to getting things right it pays to be careful. Remember that crossing time zones can be confusing, especially when travelling on long haul flights. Sometimes you might ‘lose’ a day, or even gain one as you fly through time zones. So, to avoid mistakes, always triple check connection times, especially on multi-sector flight itineraries.

How to avoid: Create a clear itinerary calendar which shows where you will be each day, and how and when are you going to get there. Then, check your flights and hotels against your itinerary, and get someone else to check too.

2. Making mistakes with your name and other detailsThe Skyscanner Australia survey also shows that 18 per cent of us are scared of typing in the wrong passenger details during an online booking session.

When you book a flight ticket online you have to type in your name, exactly as it is appears on your passport. That means if your name is Anthony on your passport you shouldn’t type in Tony. If you have a middle name on your passport, include it. If you have typed in your maiden name instead of your married name, which appears on your passport, you might have some explaining to do, most likely to your spouse.

What if my name is misspelled on my plane ticket? In short, if you mess things up, including making spelling errors, you might have to complete a name correction form and pay a fee to get your mistake fixed.

How much does it cost to change your name on an air ticket? Well, Qantas, charges $60 to do this if you booking onto one of its own flights. Things get more complicated if you have booked with one airline and you are travelling on code-share flights operated by other airlines, or you use different airlines for different segments of your flight. This could mean your ticket has to be cancelled and reissued, so as well as paying a service fee you might also have to pay more for your new ticket if your old ‘booking class’ (or access to particular seats for a particular price) is no longer available.

The best thing to do to avoid mistakes with names, including a misspelled name on an airline ticket, is to have your passport in front of you when you book. Check everything, including spellings.

How to avoid: Sometimes airlines will let you get away with minor name errors. Ring the airline to find out if they can simply make a note on your booking that a small error was made.

3. Booking your hotel for the wrong dates or number of nightsYou’ve travelled across the world and you’ve rocked up to your hotel, exhausted after all that travel, and you find you’ve made a mistake with the dates and you don’t have a room for the night. It’s a horror scenario.

Making mistakes by booking the wrong dates online, or booking the wrong number of nights, makes 42 per cent of us worried, according to the Skyscanner Australia survey.

As well as running the risk of being left out on the street, you might also fall foul of strict reservation policies. If you fail to turn up, or cancel a hotel room (especially within 24 hours of your stay) you might be out of pocket.

So, to avoid any drama, get that holiday calendar printed up and filled in, and have it in front of you when you book your hotels as well as your flights.

How to avoid: If you have to cancel your hotel room within 24-hours of your stay, contact the hotel directly, and try to move your reservation date a few days into the future instead. The hotel is less likely to charge you a fee for this. Then, cancel your booking before 24-hours of your new date.

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Questioning our apathy to test official statements

FACT OR FICTION?: Is there a general lack of public interest in questioning the statements made by Australian politicians and other officials?Occasionally words must serve to veil the facts. But let this happen in such a way that no one become aware of it; or, if it should be noticed, excuses must be at hand”. Machiavelli (c.1513)
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Much has recently been made of the fact that government officials lie to or mislead the public regularly.OnMay 1, the Washington Post published that US President Donald Trump had made 3001 false or misleading statements since his inauguration.

While Trump is probably the gold medallist at making false or misleading statements, such activity has been to the fore since hominids decided that living in trees wasn’t for them.

There are, off course, times when misleading statements or lies are told to protect national security or individuals. Public officials can also bend the truth to ease personal pain.

We in Australia are in no way exempt from our public officials making false or misleading statements.We know that there are many security related matters that are best kept in-house.However, it is quite possible that most Australians are unaware of processes that can be used to question statements made by senior public officials, politicians or public servants.

US citizens are aware of their congressional committee’s oversight functions. The US public is kept informed of the actions of congressional committees by a media that spends a great deal of air time covering their meetings. There is no such widely disseminated coverage in Australia.

Yet Australia has a system of departmental oversight like the US, with Senate, House of Representatives and joint committees. In particular, the Senate Estimates Committees conducts robust questioning of ministers and public servants.

I believe that few Australians are aware of the existence of parliamentary committees or are interested in the content of their meetings.The general lack of interest in questioning statements made and actions carried out by Australian politicians leaves our leaders feeling free to do as they please. The politicians soon realisethat any lie they tell, or pork-barrellingthey do, will soon be forgotten given the apathy of much of the Australian public and the 24-hour news cycle.

Certainly, there are a few zealous advocates questioning our political masters, many of whom use the letters section of the Herald to vent their spleen, but they are, in my view, a minority.

As a senior officer in the RAAF at Air Force Headquarters, I was, for a time, responsible for collating reports from our many operational and support areas for use at Senate Estimates. The questioning by the senators was generally direct, and I am certain that they had informants who told them what to ask.

The opposition, whichever party it is, strongly questions ministers and officials, but rarely gets to the nub of an answer before the minister steps in to protect his or her domain.

A major problem with our parliamentary committee system is the partisanship of the members. The result of this partisanship is that the opposition committee members will be shut down before obtaining the information they desire.

Perhaps voting in Australia should not be compulsory? That way only those genuinely interested and (hopefully)informed, would vote and the apathetic could stay home.

Mike Sargent is aformer senior RAAF officer who lives in Port Stephens

Silicon Valley digital leader Kip Harness will visit Newcastle on July 26 to discuss living labs and innovation

Human touch: “Cities should focus on results that matter to people, not cool gadgets,” says Kip Harkness.
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The Cities Leadership Institute is bringing you from Silicon Valley to speak at the IQ Talk at Civic Theatre in Newcastle on July 26. The theme is living labs, which we’ll define as a model of collaborative innovation. What are you going to discuss?

How we take a people centered approach to building out the technology we use in cities. Cities should focus on results that matter to people, not cool gadgets.

You have a masters in urban planning and now work as deputy city manager for the city of San Jose in California. In broad terms, what can Newcastle, NSW, learn from your work in the US to create a smart and sustainable city?

I suspect most of the learning will be on my side, the Hunter Innovation Project [supported by Newcastle City Council, the University of Newcastle, Hunter DIGIT and Newcastle Now]is a fascinating collaboration that has all the right ingredients for innovation. What I can add is the salt and pepper in that stew of how to attract and retain the best talent.

At the City of San Jose you ran Innovation Games. How did they function?

We needed to cut $120 million from our annual budget, and didn’t want to do it alone. So we created a serious game that simulated the budget and had hundreds of our neighborhood leaders play the game in groups. The game results were decisions that balanced fiscal responsibility and community needs. Those results went directly into the actual budget.

You also created the Strong Neighbourhoods program – what is it?

The Strong Neighbourhoods Initiative was based on three principles. 1. Listen to people 2. Build on existing strengths and assets, and 3. Respond to community priorities. The City engaged over 4,000 resident leaders to develop 19 neighbourhood plans each with a ‘Top Ten’ list of priorities. We invested $100m in response to their priorities and over a decade leveraged $6.5 billion in other investment to accomplish about 175 of the 190 priorities. The strongest neighbourhoods are those where people know their neighbours, can go outside to meet in a clean park or busy coffee shop and feel safe.

You were director of Technology Engagement at PayPal and created a “Jedi network” of tech leaders to mentor future leaders. What is the biggest challenge facing IT leaders at this point in time?

PayPal had great engineers who knew their part of the system [but] it needed more great technology leaders who understood the system of systems. So we created a two-year rotational program that took our highest potential technologist and put them in a new crazy complex assignment every six months, from doing deals in Europe to near field communication here in Australia. The “Jedi” graduates are now in leading roles across PayPal.

In your current role you support leaders in IT, Innovation and Digital Services, Broadband and small Cell deployment and more. In real terms, how technology advanced is the City of San Jose and is it a leader among its peers?

Surprisingly for being in the heart of Silicon Valley San Jose was at the bottom of the pack. We had mobile service that could technically be described as ‘crappy’, and our internal systems were paper based. Our first two years have had a real focus on being brilliant at the basics, which has paid off.

Is the city of San Jose a Smart City in real terms?

San Jose right now is a Learning City, devoted to championing the customer, learning from data, and iterating to improve. I don’t think we will ever arrive at ‘Smart’ because technology and cities are always changing, and we need to keep learning with those changes.

What have been the main challenges in building resources to ensure that status as a smart city?

Focusing down from the myriad of interesting ideas to the vital few.

What have been the “wins” for San Jose?

The My San Jose app used by over 30,000 that lets you get a streetlight fixed, fill a pothole, paint over graffiti or remove trash with your smart phone. A broadband partnership with Telco’s to deploy over 4,000 small cells resulting in mobile service 10-100 times faster than today.

Kip HarknessYou and your wife have two emerging leaders, children aged 18 and 14. What principles have you tried to instilin them in an increasingly digital world?

They have actually instilled in us, their parents, the importance of continuing to learn new things (like building smart speakers) in new ways (YouTube!).

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Lion Andrews suffering brain bleeding

Brisbane Lions defender Harris Andrews will miss at least the next two AFL games and is being closely monitored after suffering brain bleeding following a sickening hit from Jeremy Cameron.
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Andrews was rushed to hospital in the hours following Saturday’s 27-point loss to Greater Western Sydney, having copped an elbow to the chin from Cameron in an incident that caused uproar across the AFL.

He was released on Sunday night, with the Lions confirming he had a “severe” concussion with an associated small bleed on his brain and will be regularly monitored.

The club has been in regular contact with a neurosurgeon who will take another look at Andrews in two weeks – meaning he will sit out Sunday’s away clash with Fremantle and their encounter with Carlton at home the following round.

“Our discussions with the neurosurgeon have been encouraging as they expect Harris to make a full recovery,” Brisbane’s general manager of football David Noble said.

“He will have a follow-up scan in two weeks’ time, when we will know more.”

Andrews, 21, needed four stitches to repair a cut on his chin but was said to be in good spirits once he returned to consciousness and even made an appearance on Brisbane’s bench before half-time.

He also approached Cameron after the full-time siren but took a turn for the worse later that night.

The diagnosis will potentially add weeks to the lengthy suspension Cameron was already set to cop for the collision, with the star GWS forward likely to be referred directly to the AFL tribunal.

Cameron never looked a chance of winning the ball when he came in from behind at a marking contest and collected Andrews, who was moving back with the flight of the ball in an attempt to spoil, with a raised forearm.

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