First, the real Magpies have routed the pretenders.
Pies belt Power
May 31, 2009
A NINE-GOAL third quarter has seen Collingwood dispose of Port Adelaide by 38 points at the MCG on Sunday evening. The Magpies, who trailed by six points at halftime, blew the Power away after the main break to rack up their fifth win for the season, 17.12 (114) to 11.10 (76). The result sees the Pies draw level with the Power on points with a 5-5 record, and keeps them in touch with the six other teams vying for a spot in the congested top eight…
Dane Swan: 48 possessions. ‘Reasonable’, says Mick:
“I don’t take much notice of stats,” Malthouse said. “Does he win Tattslotto with that? I thought he was OK. I didn’t think it was one of Dane’s greatest games, by any stretch of the imagination. I thought he had a reasonable game.” Malthouse was more impressed by the performances of Brad Dick — outstanding in his 10th senior match, contributing three goals and gathering 25 touches — the recycled Leigh Brown who was a strong target in attack and booted two majors, and Sharrod Wellingham.
Secondly, Indian students kick arse and take names:
Australian police break up Indian student protest
June 1, 2009
SYDNEY, June 1 (Reuters) – Australian police broke up a sit-in protest by Indian students in Melbourne on Monday following a spate of attacks, as calls mounted for a wider probe into the country’s international student sector. Indian students say the attacks, which have left one student with serious injuries after being stabbed with a screwdriver, are racially motivated, but police say the attacks are both racial and opportunistic crime. “I think that some of the attacks are racially motivated,” said Victorian state police chief Simon Overland. “I think some of the attacks are opportunistic in that they just happen to be Indian students in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Overland told reporters on Monday. The attacks on Indian students in Melbourne escalated into a diplomatic issue last Friday, with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh telephoning Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to express his concern at the violence. Australia’s international student sector is the country’s third largest export earner, behind coal and iron ore, totalling A$13 billion ($10 billion) in 2007-08. Reports of some education operators forcing foreign students to live in cramped conditions and not delivering promised services have made Australian newspaper headlines this year…
Among those who’ve sought to make money from Indian students, in this case by providing sub-standard housing, is convicted criminal and former President of the Melbourne University Student Union Darren Ray.