Man arrested after high-speed chase through Brisbane

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A man is accused of leading police on a 20-minute chase through Brisbane. Photo: Nine NewsA 22-year-old man allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through Brisbane in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police spotted a man driving a stolen car through Bridgeman Downs about 12.30am.

When he allegedly failed to stop for police, officers gave chase.

The pursuit continued for 20 minutes, before police deployed road spikes on Albany Forrest Driver.

The driver was finally arrested on Old Northern Road, Albany Creek, shortly before 1am.

Two male passengers, aged 29 and 22, are also assisting police with inquiries.

The driver has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing a knife.

He is due to face Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

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Growing appetite for Victorian meat drives record exports

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The growing appetite for Victorian-raised beef and lamb across both China and the US has helped drive the value of the state’s food and farm exports into another record-breaking year.

The state’s total food and fibre exports reached $11.4 billion last financial year, up $1.2 billion, or 12 per cent, over the previous year, which had set its own record.

Victorian farm exports to China have more than doubled over the past decade as millions of the country’s residents move towards consuming Western-style diets.

In the past financial year alone, food and fibre exports to China climbed by nearly $350 million, boosted by high demand for meat and grain.

The figures have been complied in the Victorian Food and Fibre Export Performance Report 2013-14, released on Monday.

The report noted the significance of China as booming export trade market: “With higher incomes, urban consumers will continue to increase expenditure on premium food products, restaurants and products”.

The figures come as state and federal political leaders continue working towards a free-trade agreement with China, a move which has been welcomed by local farmers.

National Farmers’ Federation president Brent Finlay said last week that such a deal could define agriculture for decades.

“We have to look at that premium market, that’s where Australia’s future is,” he said. “We need to be something like the deli for China.”

The US also can’t get enough of Victorian-raised meat, with the country remaining the top export nation for the state’s beef ($266 million) while Japan remains the third-highest meat importer.

“A significant fall in the value of the Australian dollar also helped to drive up export volumes,” the report states.

Dairy farmers also saw exports valued at $2.2 billion, up 23 per cent over 2012-13, after a year of good seasonal conditions across northern Victoria helped improve farm profitability.

The state’s wine industry, however, appears to be struggling in exports, which dropped eight per cent over last financial year.

China and UK remain the biggest drinkers of Victorian wine, but the report found prices are continuing to fall, largely due to the popularity of exporting wine in bulk to be bottled overseas.

“The industry still has oversupply challenges, and high levels of stocks in tanks from previous seasons have meant that prices have been down by 10 to 20 per cent,” the report states.

Competition is also growing from low-price, high-quality wineries in Chile and South Africa, according to the report.

Meanwhile, exports to long-time trading partner Japan dropped by $186 million, or 20 per cent, from 2012-13. This was largely due to drop in the value of dairy products amid strong competition from the US.

But Australia’s signing of a trade agreement with Japan in April could turn things around when it comes into effect in 2015.

The report found beef exports to Japan would rise as frozen beef tariffs drop from 38.5 per cent to 19.5 per cent over the next 18 years.

For the first time, the annual export performance report’s financial year totals included estimates for forestry products. Total exports would have risen to an estimated $10.7 billion from $9.4 billion if forest products were not included.

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Jay leads captains line after first round of matches

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At the end of the first series of matches, Jay Kross leads the way on the captains line, sitting on a very respectable average of 8.33.

He is followed by Brenton Nightingale with a 6.25.

Line 2 is being led by Kristen Nightingale, who hasn’t even dropped a game so far this comp and sits on 8.

Mitch helm, with only one loss, is in second spot on 6.25.

The three line is being very closely contested with a few players vying for top spot.

At the moment it is led by Pete Weber on 7, holding out Jason Wynstra on 6.

It’s a close contest again on the four line with Ron Jackson leading the way on 6.8 to Bianca Hinton on 6.33.

Bryce Bennett and Jane Swindle are both unbeaten on the Line 5, but it is Bryce with his nose just ahead in the stats with 8 to Jane’s 7.

There were some close five-setters played last week.

The match between Ron Jackson and Nicole Tolhurst was one of the toughest.

Nicole hadn’t won a match so far this comp and did well to take Ron to five and inflict his first loss this comp – 9-15, 15-12, 15-8, 13-15, 15-12.

Another tough match was played between Damien Ewing and Gaylene Nightingale.

This turned out to be a very tight match with three long games out of the five.

Gaylene opened with the first two games (17-14, 17-15) before Damien struck back to take the following two games (15-10, 15-12).

This set up a tense decider which was again a long game, going in Gaylene’s favour 17-15.

Team scores were as follows:

Williams’ 31 def King’s 19; Nightingale’s 26 def Kross’ 24; Smart’s 37 def Dearden’s 13.

B Grade

Damien Baxter and Jo Burke had a great battle in their four set encounter.

Scores were close in all the games with Jo starting well (15-11).

Damien fought back, just getting there in the end – 15-12, 15-10, 15-13.

The battle between Ethan Kosef and Mel Olney was also a close affair with some great rallies and running from both players.

Ethan took the opening two games (17-16, 17-15) before Mel was too good in the third, keeping her hopes alive with a 15-10 win.

Ethan dashed them in the fourth – 15-8.

Monika Parry and Tim Collins played a game of contrasts.

Monika played a more measured, placement game while Tim favours the power and chase game.

Monika had the advantage after the first three games – 15-17, 15-12, 15-12.

It came down to fitness in the closing two games, Tim with the advantage – 15-7, 15-1.

The same applies to the match between Jeff Page and Nathan Pye.

Jeff’s careful placement of the ball saw him take a win off young Nathan (16-17, 17-14, 15-11, 15-9).

Nathan played well, improving each week, to take Jeff to four games.

Team scores were as follows:

Nightingale’s 30 def Maddison’s 20; Van der Merwe’s 26 def Pope’s 24; Pye’s 26 def Hogan’s 24.

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Lightning strikes thrice

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Tyers SC lifted the Browne Huizer Cup, its third trophy for the year. photographs samuel darrochIT may not have been Tyers’ biggest win of the season, but the Lightning’s 1-0 victory over Monash SC in the Browne Huizer Cup final yesterday at Latrobe City Stadium was one of the most significant.

The Tyers women’s team went through the season undefeated in all competitions, and yesterday afternoon secured the Gippsland Soccer League triple by claiming all trophies on offer for the year.

The Browne Huizer Cup will sit proudly alongside the league championship trophy and league grand final cup at the Tyers clubrooms, a fitting farewell tribute for about five senior players set to call it a day.

“This is the first time we’ve ever won this one (the Browne Huizer) and we won the other league one in 2010 but we said from the start of the year we wanted to win all three,” coach Elisha Massaro said.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever won anything as a coach so it’s awesome, it’s been an awesome year.”

Tyers SC claimed the Browne Huizer Cup. Coach Elisha Massaro (right).

Planning to retire from playing next season, Massaro said the secret to the club’s success had been continuity over several years.

“I think the team’s been the same for the last three or four years, so we’ve got about six or seven of the same girls and we’ve got a bit of experience and that’s about it really,” Massaro said.

Tyers romped through the league season unbeaten with an astonishing 99 goals for and just six against to claim the coveted championship.

Joint league golden boot winners Abbey Ellen Taylor and Stephanie Pridgeon combined for 54 goals, while Massaro chipped in with 21 to lead the attack.

“The forward line has been a lot the same the last four years, working together, and it’s just gotten better and better,” Massaro said.

The Lightning overcame Fortuna 3-1 to win the league grand final last weekend, and finished the trifecta against the Wolves yesterday.

Tyers ably filled the void left at the top by the now disbanded Churchill side, which enjoyed similar dominance in recent years, but Massaro reckons her side was a cut above.

“I reckon we’d beat them if we got to play them,” Massaro said.

What a match it would have been.

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