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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:23 pm
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014 ... les-murray

After 29 years working as a football commentator and ingame analyst; of which he maintained the market soccer/ football to migrants who didnt know any other sport - Les Murray has decided to retire from the SBS
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:14 pm
As we head towards the end of 2014 I trust we have all had a great year without too many dramas
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:41 am
The_Admiral wrote:As we head towards the end of 2014 I trust we have all had a great year without too many dramas


Big mixed bag this year. So much happened. Good and bad for me. Huge rollercoaster. I am hoping 2015 is a much better year for me. I'm calling it the year of change and new adventures.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:51 pm
well, the year 2014 is just about over. And what a year it has been. As per usual, there have been many highs, and sadly, many lows for the year.

I thought id try and write up a quick "summary" on the year it has been (may not be on here tomorrow or Thursday morning to write this up). Just a quick wrap up:

Major Stories (in no particular order):
- Sydney Hostage Siege, at Lindt Café, killing two hostages.
- Major air disasters: including, Malaysian Flight 370 "disappearance"; Ukraine/ Russia shot down of plane; current Air Asia disappearance in Indonesia
- Major bushfires early February in SA and Vic; WA had fires in Jan
- Peter Cosgrove replaces Quentic Bryce as Governor General
- Adam Goodes named '14 Australian of the Year
- blade-runner Oscar Pistorious found not guilty of Murder of his girlfriend
- Rolf Harris and Robert Hughes convicted of being sex predators. Disgusting!

Deaths:
- former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam
- Actors: Phillip Seymour Hoffman; Mickey Rooney; Bob Hoskins; Rik Mayall; Robin Williams; Richard Kiel
- Actresses: Shirley Temple; Ann B Davis ("Alice" from Brady Bunch); Lauran Bacall;
- TV Personalities: Charlotte Dawson; Joan Rivers;
- Newsreaders: Ian Ross; Harry Potter (10 News)
- Sports stars: Reg Gasnier (Rugby league); Tom Hafey (Afl); Jack Brabham (motor racing); Phil Hughes (cricket)
- Eric Hill (author of "Spot the Dog"); Peaches Geldof; Singer Joe Cocker

Television / entertainment:
- Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress at Oscars for her role in Blue Jasmine, while fellow Aussie Catherine Martin wins TWO Oscars for best costume and set production design for The Great Gatsby
- Scott Cam wins the Gold Logie
- David and Margaret have retired from being film critics on tv.
- Les Murray retires from SBS, after 29 years of being on air

Sports:
- Li Na and Stan Wawrinka win Australian (tennis) Open
- Hawthorn wins AFL title
- South Sydney wins NRL title
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