Property developer Luke Wyllie injured in surfing accident, fractured neck

PROMINENT Perth developer and keen big wave surfer Luke Wyllie is in hospital tonight with a suspected fractured neck after suffering an horrific wipe-out while surfing in WA’s North West.

Although details were sketchy, it is understood Mr Wyllie came to grief when surfing a big swell at a famed yet notorious left-hand reef break known as Gnaraloo, 120km north of Carnarvon.

The father of two had to be evacuated out of the remote location before he was flown to Royal Perth Hospital for medical treatment.

A RPH spokeswoman confirmed Mr Wyllie was “unwell but stable” yesterday amid reports he had had an MRI scan and been put in a brace.

It is believed Mr Wyllie fractured vertebrae in his neck and has multiple fractured ribs, while also being left with lacerations to his body.

The incident has shocked WA’s tight-knit big wave surfing community, where Mr Wyllie is well known for chasing big swells.

Mr Wyllie, 36, is the son of late property scion Bill Wyllie and Perth socialite and philanthropist Rhonda, who flew back to WA from Europe yesterday to be by his side.

He is believed to have been holidaying in Exmouth, with pictures posted on Mrs Wyllie’s Instagram account showing the family at the popular spot last week.

Big wave surfer Mick Corbett said Mr Wyllie was an accomplished surfer in dangerous conditions and would have known what he was doing at Gnaraloo.

However, Mr Corbett said Gnaraloo was treacherous, and noted that people had died while surfing there before.

“One time I actually flew up to Gnaraloo with him and he was one of if not the best surfers out there,” he said.

“There was some pretty heavy hitters in the water at the time and it was about as big as Gnaraloo gets. So he definitely knows his way around there.”

Source: Property developer injured in surfing accident | Perth Now

Florida child fatally shoots himself with gun found inside home

POLICE in the US say a four-year-old child has died after shooting himself with a gun he found in his house.

The shooting happened about 5.45pm local time (7.45am AEST) in Tampa, Florida.

In a news release, police said Ashton Gooding found the weapon and discharged it. He was severely injured when police arrived and died shortly after arriving at Tampa General Hospital.

The state attorney’s office is reviewing the case to determine whether charges should be brought.

No further details were immediately available.

More to come.

Source: Florida child fatally shoots himself with gun found inside home

French actress Jeanne Moreau, star of Jules And Jim, dies at 89

One of the symbols of France’s New Wave cinema, Moreau also worked with directors like Orson Wells and Michelangelo Antonioni.

The award-winning star, whose films include Francois Truffaut’s 1962 classic Jules And Jim, was found dead at her home in Paris on Monday.

Moreau rose to international fame during the 1960s, having worked with some of the most prominent avant-guarde directors of the time, including Orson Wells, Wim Wenders and Michelangelo Antonioni.

Her most famous role came in Jules And Jim, in which her iconic laugh and modern style became immortalised in film posters.

In it she plays Catherine, a woman in the middle of a love triangle. Despite her character’s name being absent from the film’s title, it was Moreau’s picture which was used to market the film.

Moreau starred in some of the most canonical works of classic cinema, like Antonioni’s The Night, Luis Bunuel’s Diary Of A Chambermaid and Elia Kazan’s The Last Tycoon.

Source: French actress Jeanne Moreau, star of Jules And Jim, dies at 89

Sydney father accused of pointing gun at 4yo daughter and pulling trigger

A Sydney man who has been charged over an illegal firearms cache pointed a high-calibre pistol at his daughter and pulled the trigger before letting her play with the gun, police allege.

Detectives have charged the 32-year-old man from the southern Sydney suburb of Revesby over the alleged incident as well as an illegal firearms cache and the production and possession of child abuse material.

He was charged with six offences by officers from Strike Force Bowser which is a NSW Terrorism Investigation Squad, however police said the investigation was not terrorism related.

Police said they seized a 25-calibre Walther TP-model pistol, two Colt 1911 45-calibre pistols and a Bentley-brand 12-gauge shotgun from premises at Revesby and Granville.

During the investigation, police said they also accessed mobile phone video footage which allegedly showed the man skylarking with one of the Colt .45 handguns, pointing it at his young daughter and pulling the trigger.

Officers said the weapon did not discharge.

The images also allegedly showed the man pointing the shotgun at the phone camera.

Detectives said further footage showed the child playing with the automatic pistol and pulling the trigger, without effect.

Senior police have condemned the alleged behaviour.

Source: Sydney father accused of pointing gun at 4yo daughter and pulling trigger – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

42 calls for assistance: heavy rains + strong winds smashed parts of #Perth + South West

UPDATE: THERE have been 42 calls for assistance after heavy rains and strong winds smashed parts of Perth and the South West this morning.

The wild weather hit the South West from 7am to 8am before hitting Perth just before 11am and then Albany between 11am and noon as a cold front passed through the state.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Megan Colangelo said the cold front had now moved through the city but we could expect more showers and gusty winds for the remainder of the day as the cold air behind the front followed.

She said there was still a chance of a thunderstorm and hail this afternoon, but the storm was expected to ease by the late evening.

Perth has been hit by 14mm of rain since 9am, while Mandurah has received 8.6mm, Swanbourne has had 11.8mm, Garden Island has had 13mm, and 11mm has fallen in Jandakot.

Meanwhile in the South West, Pemberton has been smashed by 40mm and Dwellingup has been drenched by 40.6mm.

Source: Perth, South West storm: Wild weather wreaks havoc across WA | Perth Now

Stephanie Seymour Poses Topless For A Super Sexy Love Magazine Spread

Stephanie Seymour is the latest modeling legend to wear little more than a leaf ― or in this case, a blanket ― for a new magazine issue.

The supermodel posed for LOVE Magazine and famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier with nothing but a cozy-looking throw that she held completely open in one shot. In another, she got strategically seductive with it:

MORE: Stephanie Seymour Poses Topless For A Super Sexy Love Magazine Spread

Australian triathlon pioneer Garth Prowd dies in Spain after bike accident

TRIBUTES are pouring in from around the world following the death of a man who helped put the sport of triathlon on the map in Australia and the brains and passion behind the biggest race in the Southern Hemisphere.

The much-loved and admired triathlon pioneer Garth Prowd, OAM, died in Spain on Sunday following a bike accident in Barcelona last week.

The man behind the famed Noosa triathlon and multiple world championship events and great friend to numerous high profile triathletes, swimmers, cyclists and Olympic athletes, was in Spain on a family holiday and passed away surrounded by his family.

He was a beloved member of the triathlon and sporting community at large and widely considered one of the sports great trailblazer both in Australia and overseas.

In a statement, the family said while they mourned the loss of a “remarkable man”, his life and contribution to Australian sport would be remembered.

“Garth passed away peacefully surrounded by his family — his greatest love — wife Robyn, daughters Sally, Megan, Katie and son-in-law’s Matt and Ben,’’ the statement said.

“He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many and his loss will be felt by all who knew him.

Source: Triathlon pioneer Garth Prowd dies in Spain, Noosa Triathlon, Amanda Lulham

India floods: 213 killed in Gujarat as receding waters reveal more victims

Authorities race to identify bodies as rescue workers reach new areas and fear monsoon death toll will rise further

Severe monsoon flooding has killed 213 people in western India, an official said on Sunday, as rescuers continue to sift through villages devastated by torrential rains.

The death toll in Gujarat state jumped from Wednesday’s total of 123 to 213, the government said, as waters receded from low-lying areas, allowing rescue workers to reach remote spots.

Overwhelmed authorities, which expect the toll to rise further, said they had struggled to cope with the number of bodies needing identification and postmortems, resulting in delays in confirming the latest deaths.

Soldiers bring to safety stranded flood victims in Khariya village, Gujarat.

Source: India floods: 213 killed in Gujarat as receding waters reveal more victims | World news | The Guardian

Kevin Magnussen tells Nico Hulkenberg to ‘suck my balls’: #F1 Hungarian Grand Prix 2017

NICO Hulkenberg accused F1 rival Kevin Magnussen of being “nasty” after they argued over their Hungarian Grand Prix clash in front of television crews.

Hulkenberg found himself stuck behind 11th-placed Magnussen in the closing stage, having dropped back with a slow pitstop then caught up quickly on fresher tyres.

With nine laps to go, Hulkenberg attempted a pass around the outside of the tight Turn 2 left-hander but was forced onto the grass in a move that earned Magnussen a five-second time penalty.

During the post-race television interviews, Hulkenberg approached Magnussen and sarcastically commended him for being “once again the most unsporting driver”.

Magnussen replied: “Suck my balls, mate.”

Speaking to NBC after the spat, Hulkenberg said: “I congratulated him for being the most unsporting driver of the whole grid once again.

“When it comes to racing, he’s just nasty.

“Hard defending is fine but when he does this, it’s just ruthless and sending people into the wall.

“What he did there, opening up the steering, making me run wide, it’s just being an a***hole basically.

“We had really nice words, he said (suck my b****), that was his return, so it’s quite interesting with him.”

Hulkenberg said he would bring the issue up with race direction: “I’ll go and speak to Charlie (Whiting).

“I hear he got a bit of a penalty, five seconds, but in his mind he won’t care about that too much.”

Source: Kevin Magnussen tells Nico Hulkenberg to ‘suck my balls’ at F1 Hungarian Grand Prix 2017