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)

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

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

Collingwood: Brown (cut head)
Essendon: Nil

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)

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

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

Essendon: Nil
Richmond: Deledio (possible concussion)

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)

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

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

Gold Coast: Day (neck)
Essendon: Nil

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Essendon: Nil
Western Bulldogs: Nil

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)

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

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

Essendon: Howlett (left knee)
Port Adelaide: Nil

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)

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

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

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

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