MH17 Final Report Released

The Dutch Safety board has released its final report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July of 2014.

Here is the summary video of their findings:

Investigations into aircraft accidents are not only important with respect to providing closure for all affected people, they also provide an opportunity to use the collected information to improve safety for the future by allowing airlines and aircraft manufacturers to improve their systems, procedures and aircraft to avoid similar accidents.

While this is considered the “final report”, typically crash investigations are never considered “final” as there is always the possibility of new evidence being eventually unearthed, and a criminal investigating into this accident is still underway.

Most importantly, may the 298 souls aboard rest in peace.

National Nine News – Indian Edition?

While on a brief break from work, I’ve been re-acquainted with just how bad daytime television can be. Just now I was flicking channels, and caught literally the last few seconds of Punjabi News on SBS2.

Have a listen:

Music sound familiar?

Should do – take a listen to the Nine Network Australia’s ident from 1992 to 1995:

Still the one?

Still the music!

Essendon Sink Collingwood In Thriller

COLLINGWOOD 4.2 8.3 12.5 14.8 (92)
ESSENDON 3.2 9.5 11.7 14.11 (95)

GOALS
Collingwood: Kennedy 2, White 2, Blair 2, Fasolo, Adams, Moore, Elliott, Crisp, Greenwood, Reid
Essendon: Stanton 3, Hocking 3, Hooker 2, J Merrett, McKernan, Goddard, Melksham, Zaharakis, McKenna

BEST
Collingwood: Adams, Sidebottom, White, Fasolo, Marsh, Reid
Essendon: Stanton, Heppell, McKernan, Hocking, Zaharakis, Fantasia

INJURIES
Collingwood: Brown (cut head)
Essendon: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Collingwood: Alan Toovey replaced Brodie Grundy in the third quarter
Essendon: Shaun Edwards replaced Elliott Kavanagh in the third quarter

Reports: Nil

Umpires: O’Gorman, Deboy, Ryan, Armstrong

Official crowd: 42,270 at the MCG

Essendon Go Down In Chappy Farewell

ESSENDON 2.0 5.0 6.2 7.5 (47)
RICHMOND 1.4 4.10 7.12 10.14 (74)

GOALS
Essendon: Hooker 3, McKenna, McKernan, Howlett, Dempsey
Richmond: Vickery 2, Deledio 2, Maric, Martin, Thomas, Grigg, Miles, Edwards

BEST
Essendon: Heppell, Hurley, Hooker, McKernan, Stanton, O’Brien
Richmond: McIntosh, Lennon, Thomas, Deledio, Houli

INJURIES
Essendon: Nil
Richmond: Deledio (possible concussion)

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Jackson Merrett replaced Conor McKenna at three-quarter time.
Richmond: Sam Lloyd replaced Chris Newman in the third quarter.

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Hosking, Schmitt, Ryan

Official crowd: 37,864 at the MCG.

Bombers Come Tantalisingly Close

GOLD COAST 5.3 9.5 12.7 14.13 (97)
ESSENDON 4.1 7.7 11.7 14.11 (95)

GOALS
Gold Coast: Martin 3, Lynch 3, Bennell 2, Shaw 2, Russell, Malceski, Hall, Day
Essendon: Hooker 3, McKernan 3, Heppell 3, Fantasia 2, Dempsey 2, Laverde

BEST
Gold Coast: Lynch, Rischitelli, Martin, Kolodjashnij, Hall, Lonergan
Essendon: McKernan, Heppell, Stanton, Hooker, Hurley, O’Brien

INJURIES
Gold Coast: Day (neck)
Essendon: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Gold Coast: Josh Hall replaced Sam Day at three-quarter time
Essendon: Orazio Fantasia replaced Joe Daniher in the third quarter

Reports: Nil

Umpires: O’Gorman, Chamberlain, Edwards

Official crowd: 16,253 at Metricon Stadium

So That Happened – Episode 2

ESSENDON 4.3 4.6 6.10 8.11 (59)
ADELAIDE 3.3 9.6 16.8 27.9 (171)

GOALS
Essendon: Hooker 2, Dempsey, Laverde, Hibberd, Edwards, Zaharakis, Melsham
Adelaide: Betts 5, Dangerfield 3, Walker 3, Jenkins 3, Sloane 2, Cameron 2, Lynch 2, Lyons, Van Berlo, Atkins, Knight, Crouch, Smith, Jacobs

BEST
Essendon: Hooker, Edwards, Myers, Goddard
Adelaide: Dangerfield, Betts, Lynch, Sloane, Laird, Crouch, Jacobs

INJURIES
Essendon: Myers (back), Giles (ankle)
Adelaide: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Jake Melksham replaced Kyle Langford in the third quarter
Adelaide: David Mackay replaced Jake Lever at three-quarter time

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Fisher, O’Gorman, Nicholls

Official crowd: 25,914 at Etihad Stadium

Bombers Lose In Giant Strikedown

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY 2.4 3.5 8.7 14.9 (93)
ESSENDON 3.5 4.7 5.9 8.13 (61)

GOALS
Greater Western Sydney: McCarthy 2, Smith 2, Kelly 2, Cameron 2, Haynes, Whitfield, Greene, Hoskin-Elliott, Palmer, Coniglio
Essendon: Howlett 2, Daniher 2, Hooker 2, Edwards, Giles

BEST
Greater Western Sydney: Coniglio, Shaw, Greene, Kelly, Whitfield, Haynes
Essendon: Baguley, Hibberd, Goddard, Giles, Cooney, Stanton

INJURIES
Greater Western Sydney: Scully (shoulder)
Essendon: Gwilt (groin)

SUBSTITUTES
Greater Western Sydney: Cam McCarthy replaced Tom Scully in the third quarter
Essendon: Kyle Langford replaced James Gwilt at three quarter time

Reports: Adam Cooney (Ess) for rough conduct on Stephen Coniglio (GWS) in the final quarter

Umpires: Farmer, Harris, Wallace

Official crowd: 10,093 at Spotless Stadium

Dog Day For Bombers

ESSENDON 0.4 2.5 4.7 5.10 (40)
WESTERN BULLDOGS 1.2 8.8 15.11 19.13 (127)

GOALS
Essendon: Stanton, Langford, Hooker, Z Merrett, Daniher
Western Bulldogs: Crameri 7, Stringer 4, Dickson 4, Daniel 2, Wallis, Johannisen

BEST
Essendon: Hibberd, Stanton, Hooker, Goddard, Heppell
Western Bulldogs: Crameri, Wallis, Stringer, Hunter, Dahlhaus, Johannisen, Picken

INJURIES
Essendon: Nil
Western Bulldogs: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Alex Browne replaced by Jackson Merrett in the third quarter
Western Bulldogs: Matthew Boyd replaced by Bailey Dale in the fourth quarter

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Bannister, Deboy, Schmitt

Official crowd: 33,466 at Etihad Stadium

Inaccuracy Costs Bombers Again

ESSENDON 6.1 8.9 12.12 17.14 (116)
PORT ADELAIDE 4.3 10.5 13.6 20.9 (129)

GOALS
Essendon: Hooker 3, Laverde 2, Langford 2, Daniher 2, Heppell, J Merrett, Goddard, Hurley, Z Merrett, Zaharakis, Browne, Edwards
Port Adelaide: Ryder 4, Schulz 3, Wingard 3, Neade 2, Boak 2, Ebert, Boak, Westhoff, Lobbe, Gray, Moore, White

BEST
Essendon: O’Brien, Goddard, Stanton, Zaharakis, Heppell, Z Merrett, Browne
Port Adelaide: Boak, Ryder, Wines, Wingard, Gray, Lobbe

INJURIES
Essendon: Howlett (left knee)
Port Adelaide: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Shaun Edwards replaced Ben Howlett in the third quarter
Port Adelaide: Aaron Young replaced Angus Monfries at three-quarter time

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Brown, Nicholls, Ryan

Official crowd: 23,705 at Etihad Stadium

North Too Strong For Gallant Bombers

NORTH MELBOURNE 2.4 5.5 10.7 14.9 (93)
ESSENDON 1.5 6.7 7.10 9.14 (68)

GOALS
North Melbourne: Brown 4, Ziebell 3, Turner 2, Bastinac 2, Black, Goldstein, Waite
Essendon: Daniher 2, Howlett 2, Ambrose, Hooker, Edwards, Laverde, Hurley

BEST
North Melbourne: Goldstein, Brown, Ziebell, Harvey, Bastinac, Cunnington
Essendon: Hurley, Goddard, Stanton, Daniher, Z. Merrett, Hooker

INJURIES
North Melbourne: Mullett (hamstring), Macmillan (hamstring)
Essendon: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
North Melbourne: Aaron Mullett replaced by Sam Gibson at half time
Essendon: Jayden Laverde replaced by Kyle Langford in the third quarter

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Foot, Margetts, Meredith

Official crowd: 31,025 at Etihad Stadium