Posted: 16 December, 2014

Sinkhole Swallows Cars, Vic Homes Flooded

A burst water main has washed away the foundations of a Melbourne street, flooding houses and causing a sinkhole big enough to swallow two cars

A wall of water from a burst water main has flooded six Melbourne homes and caused a sinkhole that has swallowed two cars.

Firefighters were called to Port Melbourne early on Tuesday after a 350mm cast iron water main ruptured under Liardet Street.

MFB commander Paul Foster said the torrent threatened to flood 50 houses at one stage.

"It was obviously quite a big failure of the pipe, a big rupture, and it created a sinkhole large enough to swallow one car completely and another car about halfway," he said.

"As well, a number of cars in the street were affected by the water."

He said the water eroded the street's foundations, causing the hole.

South East Water crews had to shut off eight valves - many submerged in the rushing water - to stem the flow.

The water main is thought to have been in use since last century.

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Tags: Melbourne, Cars, Flooded, Breaking News

Posted: 5 December, 2014

Triple M Lock In Eddie, Mick And Luke

Eddie McGuire, Mick Molloy and Luke Darcy re-sign to Triple M for three years

Southern Cross Austereo is proud to announce it has renewed the contract of its top-rating Triple M Melbourne Breakfast hosts Eddie McGuire, Mick Molloy and Luke Darcy for three years.

Some of the country’s most respected broadcasters, McGuire, Molloy and Darcy are an integral part of Melbourne’s number one FM Breakfast show, The Hot Breakfast. Ready to rock on with the station for another three years, McGuire, Molloy and Darcy will continue to deliver their expert knowledge, insider tips and hard-hitting views on everything that matters to Melbourne.

Eddie McGuire, a true media legend, has been with Triple M Melbourne since 2009. In the last five years, he has spearheaded the incredible rise of The Hot Breakfast in the competitive FM radio landscape, and secured it in the coveted top spot – fulfilling his one aim when joining the station.

Bringing an unmistakable passion and pride for his work every morning, McGuire has more than 30 years’ media experience, with an extensive network of coveted contacts that keep him continually ahead of the game.

Mick Molloy is one of the country’s comedy greats and a multi-talented media professional, loved by listeners for his laid back larrikin appeal, sharp wit and acid tongue. This winning combination has led to success also at the box office as a writer and performer, and numerous accolades within the Australian entertainment industry.

Luke Darcy is a former AFL great and successful media personality across both radio and television. Since retiring from the game in 2007, Darcy has co-hosted Network Ten's football programs One Week At A Time and The Fifth Quarter, and Channel 7’s Saturday night coverage and Talking Footy on Monday nights plus more. The father of four is also a key part of Triple M’s AFL call team on Friday nights.

Southern Cross Austereo Melbourne General Manager Cathy Thomas said, "We couldn't be more excited to re-sign Eddie, Mick and Darce to Triple M for the next three years. Every morning, they embody Triple M's unique offering of Sport, Rock and Comedy, along with current affairs that matter to Melbourne and all of Australia. We are thrilled they will remain an integral part of SCA and Triple M, and can't wait to see what new heights they will take The Hot Breakfast to over the next three years.”

Eddie McGuire said, “I’m delighted to continue my long association with Triple M, particularly alongside my colleagues Mick Molloy & Luke Darcy on the Hot Breakfast. The rebuilding of Triple M has been one of the most enjoyable projects that I’ve been involved with in media. 

The confidence shown by Southern Cross Austereo to invest in the Hot Breakfast for another three years, gives us a great platform to continue a unique show which pulls together breaking stories, strong opinion, hyper local content, comedy and great Triple M music.

The other area of tremendous satisfaction for me has been developing a relationship, not only with our listeners, but with our commercial partners. I look forward with the visibility of three years, to working with the Triple M team to further provide innovative sales solutions and continuing to build the business.”

 

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Tags: The Hot Breakfast, Eddie McGuire, Mick Molloy, Luke Darcy

Posted: 4 December, 2014

3.3 Magnitude Earthquake

Earthquake struck near Pakenham but could be felt as far away as Frankston and Moe

Seismologists don't believe this morning's 3.3 magnitude earthquake felt across Melbourne was an aftershock from yesterday's quake at Korumburra. 

It struck near Pakenham but could be felt as far away as Frankston and Moe.

While there were no reports of damage it's the biggest earthquake to hit the area in at least 50 years. 

Information via Geoscience Australia:

Pakenham, Melbourne, Vic. 
Magnitude: 3.3 (ML) 
Depth: 10 km 
 
Date and Time 
Melbourne Time: 04 December 2014 @ 06:05:10 (AEDT) 

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Tags: Earthquake, The Hot Breakfast

Posted: 4 December, 2014

VIDEO: UFO In The Sky

Triple M listener Justin Stog sent in this video to The Hot Breakfast of something hovering in the sky

 

Triple M listener Justin Stog sent in this video to The Hot Breakfast of something hovering in the sky near the Greensborough Bypass around 5:45am this morning.

A photo from another listener:

Some suggestions it was Santa:

Some callers have suggested it might be the reflection from the International Space Station:

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Tags: UFO, The Hot Breakfast

Posted: 27 November, 2014

Tyabb Community Day

Thanks to everyone for coming down, what a great morning!

Thanks to everyone for coming down, what a great morning!

Tyabb Community Day Photos

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Eddie McGuire, Mick Molloy and Luke Darcy each face an over from Shane Warne at Triple M The Hot Breakfast's Tyabb Community Day.

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Give Mick Molloy a dunking machine with Billy Brownless in it and this is what happens!

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Luke Darcy arrives to Triple M The Hot Breakfast's Tyabb Community Day in the Channel 7 chopper.

Tyabb Social:

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Triple M’s Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire, Mick Molloy and Luke Darcy will give back to Victoria’s Tyabb community on Monday broadcasting live from Tyabb Oval from the club 6am – 9am on the morning with a huge outdoor carnival staged for the community, to support the Luke Batty Foundation and the Tyabb Junior Football Club.

Featuring special guest Shane Warne, Triple M’s very own Billy Brownless will also attend the fair, in addition to St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt and AFL star Joey Montagna.

Held at Tyabb Junior Football Club, the carnival will aim to give back to the community following the tragic death of schoolboy Luke Batty earlier this year, and fulfil a promise made by The Hot Breakfast to his mother Rosie Batty to restore the club to being a place of joy.

The St Kilda Football Club, the Melbourne Stars, Collingwood Football Club and Melbourne City will also hold clinics for the kids on the day alongside an animal farm, fire trucks, slushy machines, mini golf, dunking machine and Coles fresh fruit and water.

Find the google map link here.

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Tags: Tyabb Community Day, The Hot Breakfast, Shane Warne, Bill Brownless

Posted: 27 November, 2014

Dirty Dolphin Humps Unsuspecting Lady

'Barbie' gets a little more than a kiss from this kinky dolphin!

The woman here, Barbie was watching a dolphin show.

When she was asked to participate she leaped at the opportunity.

Asked to sit by the water, a dolphin was expected to pop out of the water and give her a kiss.

Instead it dry humped her, or is that wet humped…

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Airline Passengers Help Push Plane At Freezing Siberian Airport

A bunch of passengers left their seats to give their frozen plane a push!

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Tags: Dolphins

Posted: 27 November, 2014

Airline Passengers Help Push Plane At Freezing Siberian Airport

A bunch of passengers left their seats to give their frozen plane a push!

Image: Youtube/elgazin

These Siberia Air passengers had to lend a helping hand to get their plane off the ground... in temperatures of minus 52 degrees!

Dozens of passengers left the comfort of their seats to help move the jet that was frozen to the tarmac.

The extraordinary story emerged after a passenger posted a video on YouTube.

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WATCH VIDEO: The results are beautiful.

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Tags: Travel, Airports, Plane

Posted: 27 November, 2014

Bizarre Footage Of Lamb Chop Being Sent Into Space

WATCH VIDEO: The results are beautiful.

Image: Youtube/Nikesh Shukla

If you're promoting a novel called "Meatspace" there is one obvious idea:  Send meat to space.

That’s exactly what author Nikesh Shukla did with a lamb chop, sending it 25,000 metres into the air!

"Imagine if there is intelligent life out there," Mick Molloy joked on the Hot Breakfast.

"They are going about their business and all of a sudden they see a chop heading towards them!"

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Tags: Lamb, Meat, Space, Go-Pro

Posted: 25 November, 2014

John Caldwell, White Ribbon Day

Anti Bullying campaigner and Victorian Australian of the Year John Caldwell joined us this morning to talk about White Ribbon Day and how you can help us take a stand on violence against women

(Image via australianoftheyear.org.au)

Anti Bullying campaigner and Victorian Australian of the Year John Caldwell joined us this morning to talk about White Ribbon Day and how you can help us take a stand on violence against women.

Join John at the sixth annual Walk Against Family Violence from Fed Square at 1pm.

Put a stop to violence against women, take the oath: http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/standup

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Tags: John Caldwell, White Ribbon Day

Posted: 25 November, 2014

Docklands Apartment Block Fire

At least 400 residents of a Docklands apartment complex have been evacuated after fire broke out

At least 400 residents of a Docklands apartment complex have been evacuated after fire broke out on one of the lower floors this morning sending flames up the side of the building. 

19 fire trucks were brought in to contain the blaze on La Trobe St just after 2:00am.

Paramedics treated several people for scrapes and bruises, after they slipped on the steps in the rush to escape. 

Photos During The Fire:

Photos From Triple M's Lachlan Wills This Morning:

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Tags: Fire, Melbourne, Doclands

Posted: 19 November, 2014

Assassin’s Creed: Unity Trailer Only Gives A Glimpse Of Its Awesomeness

Hot Breakfast's Sarah Faour was sent to Paris for the unveiling of Ubisoft's latest Assassin’s Creed edition, Unity.

Recently I was lucky enough to travel to Paris…for work! Eddie, Mick and Luke kindly gave me the week off, so relieved of my Hot Breakfast production duties, I was free to roam the cobblestone streets and immerse myself fully in Parisian culture.

But wait: I can justify it! Kind of. You see, the seventh instalment of the hugely popular Assassin’s Creed video game, Assassin’s Creed: Unity  is set in Paris, circa 1789 during the French Revolution time period. So, I was sent to explore the city to understand the history and context that inspired ACU.

I took full advantage of this opportunity. I saw exquisite sites: Saint Chappelle, Notre Dame, Hotel de Ville (where it’s believed the first guillotine execution occurred) Louvre,  Eiffel Tower. And as part of my immersion, I consumed coffee, cheese, wine, repeat for days and felt so satisfied!

Paris is a breathtakingly beautiful place. The city stirs you. It’s really hard to articulate how magical it is, but there’s a feeling you get while you’re there. And no, Mick, I’m not just referring to the stirrings you may get at the Crazy Horse (the Paris equivalent of the Spearmint Rhino).

Assassin’s Creed: Unity took four years to create. Some of the monuments recreated in the game took 12 months or longer to reconstruct.  Having inspected the intricate beauty up close, I get that. The Trailer only gives you a glimpse of those intricacies.

My gaming reflexes have weakened (read: I suck!) somewhat since my university days, but I thoroughly enjoyed playing the role of Arno in ACU. Even though I must have died a thousand times, I had a ball running around the districts of 18th century Paris and studying the historical monuments which make the city so special.  In fact, so distracted by the scenery, I failed to be a true Assassin!

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is out now on XBox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. RRP: XBONE and PS4: $99.95; PC: $89.95

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Posted: 12 November, 2014

Indecent Assault Investigation CCTV

Police have released CCTV footage and images of the man they wish to speak to as part of their investigation

Police are hunting a man over the indecent assault of four women in less than two hours earlier this month in the city and in Melbourne's North West.

CCTV footage and images of the man have been released and it's believed he's responsible for all four attacks.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au 

POLICE STATEMENT

Detectives are investigating after four women were indecently assaulted in less than two hours during a series of incidents which unfolded in Melbourne’s north-west this month. 

Investigators have been told a 46-year-old woman was running on The Tan track on Birdwood Avenue around 6am on 1 November when she was approached from behind by an unknown man. 

The man indecently assaulted the woman before fleeing on foot towards St Kilda Road. 

Just 25 minutes later, a second woman was standing at a tram stop on St Kilda Road when a man exposed himself to her. 

As the frightened 23-year-old attempted to walk away, the man followed her, indecently assaulting her. 

He was last seen heading on foot towards Swanston Street. 

Just after 7am on the same day, two women were walking on a track near the river at Chifley Drive, Maribyrnong when they were approached by a man who indecently assaulted one of them before running off. 

Within 20 minutes, the man had struck again, this time, at Clarks Road, Keilor East, where a woman was grabbed as she was walking by. 

He indecently assaulted her before running off. 

Detectives from the Melbourne Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team are investigating and believe the same man is responsible for the four incidents. 

Investigators have released CCTV footage and images of the man they wish to speak to as part of their investigation.

He is described as being Caucasian in appearance and aged in his 30s with a slim – medium build. 

He was wearing a dark blue or navy blue t-shirt with a white emblem and dark pants at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au 


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