Good morning, Tassie!Monday, August 8

Launceston City’s Alex Turner looks into the sun during his team’s victory over Northern Rangers on Saturday afternoon. Picture: Scott GelstonNews from TasmaniaLaunceston weather forecast: There is fog around Launceston this morning, but it’s expected to clear to a partly cloudy day. There is the chance of light showers this afternoon and evening, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Winds are northerly at 15 to 20km/h, easing in the evening.

The Examiner’s top storiesWard 4D eases LGH bed blockThe reopening of Ward 4D at the Launceston General Hospital has “significantly improved” bed block issues, says Health Minister Michael Ferguson.

No date in sight for city fundingIt is still unknown when federal funding for Launceston’s City Heart Project will flow, after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised $7.5 million during the election campaign.

Stallholder Jen Norton and market organiser Anita Holloway check out some of the hand made crafts of the market. Picture: Piia Wirsu

Market back to bring community togetherA market with a mission to build community cohesion is back again, this time on Sundays.

Energy minister ‘hiding’State opposition leader Bryan Green has accused the government’s energy minister of “going into hiding” after he withdrew from a parliamentary inquiry last week.

Launceston’s Josh Commins scored one of his state’s three goals. Picture: Phillip Biggs

Tassie’s boys win in a bad girls’ dayTasmania has scored a dramatic 3-2 win over South Australia in the under-16 boys’ opening Australian championships encounter in Melbourne.

Regional News►DUBBO |Demons AFL players taken to hospital after car crash

Four players from a Dubbo football club were taken to hospital after a car crash on the way to a game at the weekend.

Douglass Theobald of Kelso with a shearing handpiece that he believes might date back more than a century.

►BATHURST |Kelso man Douglass Theobald has historic handpiece

Kelso man Douglass Theobald can’t believe he picked up a piece of shearing history for only $4.

The scene at a head-on collision at Vittoria on the Mitchell Highway between Orange and Bathurst on Sunday afternoon. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

►ORANGE |Woman dead after head-on crash on Mitchell Highway

Onewoman is dead and another three people injured following anhorrific head-on collision between Bathurst and Orange on Sunday afternoon.

►MUDGEE |Rare book lists 1919 vehicle ownership

While visiting Mudgee recently, HalMoloney dropped into theMudgee Guardianto shareinformation gleaned “The Motor in Australia” an Automobile Guide and Road Maps”.

Olympics 2016 The Matildas lined up against Germany in their second match of the Rio Games. Photo: Getty Images

►Take a look atsome of the Australian competitors who strutted their stuff in Rio on Day 1. See the photos.

►Having only just qualified for the semi-finals, Australian Catherine Skinner has overcome an early deficit in the gold medal match to triumph in the women’s trap. Read more.

Golden girls: Australia’s 4x100m freestyle relay team celebrate with their medals. Photo: Joe Armao

►Cate Campbell hopes Australia’s brilliantstart in the pool can drive the swim team to a golden week at the Olympic Aquatic Centre. Read more.

Need anational newssnapshot first thing? We’ve got you covered.

TIME TO TALK: Mabel Cheng, of Eleebana, is encouraging people to talk with their loved ones about their wishes regarding end of life care. Photo: Jonathan Carroll

►ELEEBANA: Afterwatching her parents diemonths apartwith distressing interventions, Mabel Cheng decided she would not want that to happen to her or her children. Read more.

►VICTORIA:Leakeddocumentsshowing the proposed deal with the United Firefighters Union (UFU) could cost up to $700 million clearly show “something very wrong” was going on in the state Labor government, Member for South West Coast Roma Britnellsays.Read more.

►MARTINS CREEK:The NSW state planning authority has sent resources company Daracon back to the drawing board after it deemed an environmental impact statement for the expansion of Martins Creek Quarry to be inadequate. Read more.

Outcomes: Peter O’Meara says faster ambulance response times do not necessarily lead to improved survival rates. Photo: DARREN HOWE

►BENDIGO:A leading Bendigo-basedprofessor of paramedicinehas criticised the state government’s reliance on ambulanceresponse times to measure performance, saying itcould potentially lead to poorer outcomes for patients in life-threateningemergencies. Read more.

► WAGGA: Thetenant who turneda Waggapublic housing property intoanuninhabitable hovel will be “pursued relentlessly”. Read more.

►CLONCURRY:Saturday saw a great day of rodeo funin Cloncurry. The North West Star was there to capture the action. See the photos.

National news

► Brian Burston wants to ban the building of mosques, limit Muslim immigration, and says Pauline Hanson is worried a successful referendum on recognising Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in the constitution may open the floodgates to land claims across Australia. Read more.

►The Turnbull government faces an almighty struggleto pass its centrepiece election policy –the 10-year plan for company tax cuts –through Parliament and achieve other big policy reformsthanks to thelarge Senate crossbench. Read more.

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International news

PHILIPPINES:Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has issued shoot-to-kill orders against elected officials, telling one mayor he should be shot “like a dog” because of his alleged involvement in drugs.Read more.

On this dayAugust 8, 2010:A mudslideinZhugqu County,Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.

The Beatles’ Abbey Road cover. Photo: Wikipedia

August 8, 1969:At azebra crossingin London, photographerIain Macmillantakes the photo that becomes the cover ofthe BeatlesalbumAbbey Road.

Faces of Australia:Kevin Kirby VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION: Bathurst MP Paul Toole hands JP Kevin Kirby a certificate for 50 years of service.

A Lithgow man has been recognised for 50 years in his role as a Justice of the Peace for the local community.

Back in 1966Kevin Kirby, who is now 74years old, originally became a JP to assist his workplace in dealing with paperwork.

Mr Kirby was pleased with the certificate for 50 years of servicehanded to him by local State Member Paul Toole. Read more.

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