NEWS IN BRIEF
Injured by bull A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being charged by a bull at a property at Palen Creek, south of Brisbane.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the incident happened at a private property off Mount Lindsay Hwy on Thursday about 9.20 am.
The man, aged in his 50s, suffered head, chest and neck injuries and was taken to the Logan hospital in a stable condition. Man dies after being
thrown from ute A man has died after being thrown from the tray of a ute in far west NSW.
A 21-year-old man was driving the Nissan utility in Broken Hill about 11 pm on Thursday with passengers in the tray of the ute, police said.
A 29-year-old man was ejected from the tray and suffered serious injuries. He died at the scene.
The driver of the ute was charged with driving in a dangerous manner, dangerous driving causing death and driving while having a suspended licence.
The driver was refused bail and was to appear at Broken Hill Local Court on Friday. Foreign ownership
steady Trader pleads guilty An Australian commodities trader has pleaded guilty in a Chicago federal court to manipulating market prices by placing orders in the millions of dollars and cancelling them within milliseconds to sell smaller orders at a profit.
Jiongsheng ‘Jim’ Zhao pleaded guilty to one count of the activity known as ‘spoofing’.
Prosecutors said the 31-yearold executed trades on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange online from Sydney.
His arrest in January was part of what the United States Justice Department said at the time was part of ‘‘the largest futuresmarket criminal enforcement action’’ in department history.
At least seven others were charged about the same time.
Zhao’s Chicago lawyer, Theodore Poulos, told the judge his client made just $A29 700 from the illegal trades.
He said he and prosecutors would recommend a one-year prison sentence. Shooting trip tragedy A family shooting trip over Christmas has ended in tragedy after a man, preparing to clean a gun, accidentally shot and killed another member of his party on a rural NSW property, police say.
Three men and five children from Sydney’s south-west were visiting Bundella, about 100 km outside Tamworth, for a shooting trip on Boxing Day when a 41-year-old man took a rifle out of his car to clean it.
The gun fired a round that hit a 23-year-old man, killing him, NSW Police said on Thursday.
It is understood the group’s members were all known to one another and some were members of the same family.
It is believed they were on a shooting trip in the area.
Detectives launched an investigation and took the 41-year-old man to nearby Quirindi Police Station where he was charged with manslaughter. They also seized the gun. The man was refused bail and as ordered to appear at Tamworth Local Court on Friday.