Australia fine O’Keefe for Sydney hotel incident

“O’Keefe was charged with a breach of Article 2.2.11 of the Code of Behaviour — conduct unbecoming of a player — and accepted a fine of 10,000 dollars,” Cricket Australia (CA) said in a statement on Monday.

The 31-year-old left-arm spinner was part of the Australian test team currently in Sri Lanka but returned home after a hamstring injury in the first test cut short his tour. O’Keefe was issued an Infringement Notice by New South Wales Police for “offensive behaviour,” the CA said without disclosing details of the incident. Local media alleged the player was intoxicated when he abused police and security staff.

“We take a zero-tolerance approach to this type of behaviour from players at any level in Australian Cricket,” CA executive general manager Pat Howard said.

“Steve understands our expectations and that we’re extremely disappointed this situation occurred, particularly as he is recovering from an injury.”

The spinner, who has played three tests and seven Twenty20 Internationals, will undergo counselling and education as part of his sanction.

“I know I failed to uphold the high standards expected of a NSW and Australian cricketer and apologise to all concerned,” O’Keefe said.

“I take full responsibility for my actions and accept the sanction handed to me by Cricket Australia.”

($1 = 1.3116 Australian dollars)

European Vacation Hidden Meanings

By John Farnam

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Ft Collins, CO -( In their vanity, men focus on what they wish to hear and miss the hidden meaning, the lurking threat. ~ David Hewson1

International travel:

On 31 May 16 2016, our Department of State updated its Travel Alert for Europe.2

It warns US citizens traveling to, and within, Europe of the high potential of terrorist attacks. Of course, they don t actually say Islamic terrorist attacks, but we all know that is what they mean! Major events, tourist sites, tourist hotels, restaurants frequented by tourists, commercial centers, and mass transportation hubs are all mentioned at danger points. Specifically enumerated are:

  • European Soccer Championship in France
  • Tour de France
  • Catholic Church s World Youth Day in Poland

Naturally, the State Dept does not warn against travel to these areas, but instead encourages US citizens to exercise vigilance, It also advises that travelers can expect additional security screening and occasional disruptions to travel.


Let s translate the foregoing into plain English:

Islamics are aggressively taking over all of Europe, and they re doing it via well-planned and executed terrorist attacks on non-Moslems, particularly American tourists. They know much of Europe depends heavily on tourism, and scaring tourists away, particularly Americans, is a good way to impoverish, and thus weaken, the entire continent. Europeans also know it, all too well! But, their cynical, elected leftist leaders are far more interested to garnering Islamic votes than they have ever been in protecting their own citizens (much like the BHO Administration).

Reading our State Dept s warning between the lines, it is obvious what they re really trying to say: International travel, particularly to Europe, is extremely dangerous right now, and thus not recommended.

Stay out of there!


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions. It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor.

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