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Media doyen Diane Beer has again topped the Impress Media footy tipping competition by leading the field by nearly two clear rounds.

Diane’s 15-point lead was ahead of Michael O’Loughlin, director of website-hosting specialist Alltraders, who was two points ahead of ABC Radio producer Robbie Brechin.

Impress Media managing director John Harris collected the wooden spoon – an achievement that reflected the pathetic performance of his no-longer-beloved footy team Port Adelaide.

Diane Beer has form in the footy tipping area: This is the second year in a row that she has collected the top spot on the Impress tipping pools.

Allan Aitchison on the i-Commute busAustralia’s first Internet-enabled bus hits the roads for a six-month pilot program in Adelaide today, providing an advanced transSpot™ Real-time Passenger Information System and real-time security. It also offers free Web access and free gaming programs to passengers.

Dubbed i-Commute, the system has been developed and funded by a coalition of technology companies including MIMP Connecting Solutions, transSpot™, Cisco, Adam Internet, Podmo Mobile and Webshield Content Filtering. Also, the University of South Australia's Institute for Telecommunications Research assisted in testing the system.

Wireless network specialist MIMP has won another National Electrical & Communications Association (NECA) award in SA for a wide area network it developed for use in the forests of South Australia.

MIMP’s network for the SA Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry collected the NECA award for a voice and data project that cost less than $500,000.

The licensed and unlicensed microwave wide area network, which has a 60-megabit full-duplex capacity, provides a platform to distribute forestry applications through the Greater Mount Lofty and the South East areas of the state.

This is the seventh NECA award won by MIMP. www.mimp.com

RagerAdelaide PR veteran and passionate sailor Mike O'Reilly has launched a one-hour, video chronicling the 2008 Sydney to Hobart ocean race by yacht Rager, on its final race at the hand of skipper Dr. Gary Shanks.

Mr. O'Reilly, who sailed in his inaugural Sydney-Hobart last year, took two video cameras on the epic three-day race which saw 56-foot Rager as the 25th boat to cross the finish line.

Since his return to dry land, Mr. O'Reilly has compiled a one-hour video about Rager's last race owned by Dr. Shanks. Dubbed Rager: Going South...One Final Time, the video was launched at an invitation-only party on Saturday attended by many crew members from various Rager voyages.

When Mr. O'Reilly is not crewing for mates or sailing his own yacht O Really, he runs Adelaide-based communications agency, O'Reilly Consulting. Since he first started in PR 30 years ago, riding shotgun for the Chief Minister of the NT, Mr. O'Reilly has held roles as PR Manager for SA Brewing and Communications Director for Dean Brown's 1993 election win.

Learn more about Mike O'Reilly at www.oreillyconsulting.com/ or check out the rough cuts from his Rager video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnrMYTOuyW4