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The Project’s Waleed Aly slams Turnbull: “Politicians aren’t being honest”

<p>Waleed Aly has taken aim at the Coalition’s claims about African gang violence in Victoria, accusing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of dishonesty, in an eight-minute segment on The Project.<br /><br />In a blistering a takedown on Thursday night’s episode, Aly dismissed claims from Coalition politicians that Melbourne had an African gang problem.<br /><br />He took particular aim at comments made by the Prime Minister on radio station 3AW this week.<br /><br />“There is real concern about Sudanese gangs,” the Prime Minister said on air on Tuesday. “You’d have to be walking around with your hands over your ears not hear it.”<br /><br />The PM’s comments echoed previous ones made by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton that Melburnians were “afraid” to go out to restaurants at night because of African crime.<br /><br />Aly, a Melbourne resident, noted that the only place he’d heard such concerns was on talk-back radio.<br /><br />“What’s interesting is I have lived in Melbourne and the only place I have heard concerns about Sudanese gangs is on talk-back radio where the PM made those comments,” Aly said.<br /><br />Aly joked that he had also started to get “concerned” about African gangs, “mainly because I am of African heritage. If there really are a bunch of African gangs, frankly I am offended to not have at least been asked to join one”.<br /><br /><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FTheProjectTV%2Fvideos%2F10155672058853441%2F&amp;show_text=0&amp;width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe> <br /><br />While he conceded that people of African descent were slightly over-represented in certain crime statistics, Aly argued politicians were overstating the issue.<br /><br />“Take aggravated burglary for example, where they were responsible for 3.8 per cent of incidents,” Aly said. “That sounds huge until you look at the raw numbers, and you realise you are talking about just 70 incidents over the entire year.”<br /><br />He pointed to the fact Australian-born Victorians are still responsible for the majority of crimes in the state, coming in at 72 per cent.<br /><br />Aly ended the segment by arguing that politicians were using African youths in order to curry favour with voters ahead of the upcoming federal by-elections and the Victorian state election.<br /><br />“I’m sorry to say I think it’s our politicians who aren’t being honest here,” Aly continued. “I think the government is facing the super Saturday elections next week. To put it crudely, they want to appear tough on Sudanese migrants despite the fact they’re responsible for just one per cent of crime because being tough on that community wins votes in this country.”</p>

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Natalie Wood's death: New details emerge in biggest Hollywood mystery

<p>In 1981, movie star Natalie Wood mysteriously died while on a weekend sailing trip and now, the cause of her death is being questioned as new details emerge.</p> <p>The <em>West Side Story </em>actor’s death has become the subject of a new podcast investigation <em>Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death Of Natalie Wood</em> – which launched on what would have been her 80th birthday on Friday. </p> <p>On November 29 in 1918, Wood’s body was discovered floating off Santa Catalina Island.</p> <p>The actor had embarked on a weekend sailing trip with her husband Robert Wagner, the ship’s captain Dennis Davern and their friend, actor Christopher Walken.</p> <p>In the first episode of the podcast, homicide decetive from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Ralph Hernandez, said the bruises found on her body were consistent with her being the “victim of assault”.</p> <p>This assessment is quite different from the original 1981 report which said the bruises were caused by the actor attempting to climb aboard her yacht after she fell off.</p> <p>“The bottom line is, we have someone who died under very suspicious circumstances, and it’s just as important of a case as a murder, but our job is to get to the truth and to hopefully come up with enough evidence to prove that truth,” Det Hernandez said.</p> <p>“The fact is that we have a lot of information as to the events of what occurred that evening,” he said.</p> <p>“We have a lot of evidence that tends to point to a very suspicious death and would certainly indicate the possibility of foul play.”</p> <p>Wood was only wearing a nightgown and red jacket when her body was discovered by a restaurant owner after an apparent night of drinking.</p> <p>Her death was originally deemed as an accident by authorities, with Wagner suggesting that his wife slipped while trying to board the yacht, which caused her to hit her head and drown.</p> <p>However, in February this year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office announced that Wagner had been named as a “person of interest” in the “suspicious” death of Wood.</p> <p>Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant John Corina told <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/48-hours/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>48 Hours</strong></em></span></a> that investigators wanted to talk to the 88-year-old about the events prior to Wood’s death.</p> <p>Following the 48 Hours interview, it was confirmed that new witnesses had come forward and Wood’s drowning was being investigated.</p> <p>The new podcast, hosted by investigative journalist Dylan Howard, looks into the final hours before the actor’s mysterious death. </p> <p>“Did Natalie jump? Did she slip? Was she unconscious before going overboard? Or was she pushed? And if so — by whom? And why?” Howard told <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Us Weekly.</strong></em></span></a></p> <p>“It’s a hell of a story. Forbidden affairs. Twisted lies. And murder.”</p> <p>The team behind the podcast have spent the last seven years investigating her death, looking through hundreds of pages of testimony and police statements to piece together what happened on that night.</p> <p>“This is not a retelling of Natalie’s sad story,” Howard said. </p> <p>“It is an active investigation of the case. It will be the most comprehensive investigation since Natalie’s death. And in the end, the listener can decide what happened to the ultimate screen siren … and just who was responsible for her death.”</p> <p>The captain of the boat, Davern, first spoke to 48 Hours in 2011 and revealed that it had been a “tension-filled weekend” fuelled by alcohol and Wagner’s jealousy of his wife’s co-star, Walken.</p> <p>“It just kept getting more tense — every minute — of the day,” Davern said. </p> <p>“I opened a bottle of wine and — Natalie and Christopher had continued to giggle. And then Robert Wagner — picked up the bottle of wine and smashed it … Natalie, she said, ‘I cannot take this,’ and she went into her room. And — then RJ (Wagner) went into the room — Natalie and RJ’s room — and started arguing, yelling — things being thrown about.</p> <p>“The fighting continued. And then — to the back of the boat. I was concerned that something really bad was going down, because of the fighting, the arguing was so intense.”</p> <p>Following his interview, other witnesses claimed they heard a man and woman arguing at the back of a boat.</p> <p>Wagner has refused to talk to officials about Wood’s death since the case was reopened.</p> <p>The famous couple married in December 1957 and then remarried in 1972 after divorcing in April 1962.</p> <p>Wood was 17 when they started dating and Wagner was 26.</p> <p>In 1972, the couple had a daughter together, Courtney.</p>

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Samuel Johnson's heart-wrenching family reunion

<p>Samuel Johnson has shared a sweet video with his ‘other sister’ Hilde, who he says he “lost” while “being a good brother for Connie”.</p> <p>The siblings posted a video to the Love Your Sister Facebook page to announce their involvement in the Sydney Harbour Run on July 29.</p> <p>Samuel and Hilde will run with other charity supporters while wearing rainbow ‘Connie Cottonsocks’ to raise money for cancer research.</p> <p>Since it began in 2014, Love Your Sister has raised over $8 million.</p> <p>In their video, the siblings joke around with each other about filming the announcement for the charity run.</p> <p>"I'm here to make a video," Hilde says while Samuel distractedly wipes his nose with a tissue.</p> <p>"Me too for the 'Rainbow Run,'" he eventually replies.</p> <p>"I normally do it with my brother," Hilde explains.</p> <p>"I normally do it with my sister," Samuel responds.<span style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit !important;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Floveyoursister%2Fvideos%2F1826330010795339%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=560" width="560" height="527" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe> </p> <p>In the video, the duo light-heartedly joke around with each other with Hilde saying that she needs a rest from her brother because “he’s so intense”.</p> <p>Samuel replies by saying he doesn’t want to film a video with his sister because she’s so "joyous and infectious and more popular than me like my other sister Connie."</p> <p>"I just want one video in which I can shine," the actor adds.</p> <p>Hilde has been appearing more on the Love Your Sister social media accounts as they continue to fundraise for cancer research following Connie’s death in September 2017.</p> <p>It was Connie’s third cancer battle after being diagnosed with bone cancer at 11 and uterine cancer at 22.</p> <p>Earlier this year, Samuel confessed in an interview with <a href="https://honey.nine.com.au/"><strong><u>9Honey</u></strong></a> that he had been struggling to continue to work for the charity following his sister’s death.</p> <p>"My head just hasn't been in the game," the 40-year-old said at the time.</p> <p>"There was a bunch of stuff that she left me with that I had to make sense of. Now that I don't have her to help guide this, I had to do all my homework and I had to make sure that we get this right for her.</p> <p>"I can't just bounce back from burying her and push forward blindly."</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZGJRGHgnNb/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 33.125% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BZGJRGHgnNb/" target="_blank">A post shared by Love Your Sister (@loveyoursister)</a> on Sep 16, 2017 at 1:57am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Samuel said Connie was “the brains of the operation”, while his role was “just the muscle”.</p> <p>"I was the guy that pedalled," he said, referencing one of his first fundraising campaigns from 2014 that saw him travel via unicycle around Australia.</p> <p>"And it's a very complex problem that we're trying to solve. And I wanted to get it right. It took me eight months to find a way forward and I'm confident that I'm doing what's best for her and for every other family that feels the same pain."</p> <p>The ‘Rainbow Run’ is the next fundraising event for Love Your Sister, with the Johnson siblings planning to “drench Sydney harbour with a ‘human rainbow’”.</p> <p>"It's a two-sided dream," he explained to 9Honey in June. </p> <p>"It's a chance for us to get together and use my favourite weapon against cancer which is joy and love. It's also a chance for us to just start our subtle way of calling for an end to 'cancer racism'".</p> <p>The rainbow ‘Connie Cottonsock’s aim to combat cancer racism, a term Samuel uses to explain how some cancers receive a love of attention, while others struggle for funding.</p> <p>"We've adopted the rainbow theme to say all cancers matter and that they must all be vanquished and maybe we should consider swearing away our allegiance to our particular colours."</p>

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Total overhaul: Woolies unveils radically different new store

<p>Woolworths has quietly opened a new concept store which hopes to fundamentally change the way we shop with the retailer.</p> <p>Trying to break shopper’s habits of only visiting the supermarket once a week, the new store is designed to tempt you to visit as much as three times a day.</p> <p>Opened last month, the Woolworths Metro store on Sydney’s Pitt St Mall has been inspired by retailers in the densely populated urban centre of Hong Kong.</p> <p>In this Woolies, the supermarket isn’t your one-stop destination for your pantry staples, instead it has a “curated range” to keep you coming back for more, the company says.</p> <p>The traditional deli counter has been replaced by a large kitchen serving everything from hot roast dinners and curries, to on-trend poke bowls and salads.</p> <p>Woolies also wants to keep you in the store, offering a cafe, indoor seating area with phone chargers and microwaves and a sandwich press so you can even cook your own food.</p> <p>Woolworths’ Metro division managing director Steve Greentree told <u><a href="https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/new-curated-store-woolworths-wants-you-to-shop-at-three-times-a-day/news-story/6bd6b77af166d57677d81b7e04a38d9d">news.com.au</a> </u>the Pitt Street store was “new and different, not traditional” and was serving as a tester with the best ideas likely to be introduced to your local suburban supermarket.</p> <p>“If you come into the city wanting lunch at the moment, you have to queue up at a food court but we have an offer that’s significantly cheaper,” Greentree told news.com.au.</p> <p>“We used to use a supermarket once or twice a week. What we’re building with this store is somewhere we serve you three times a day,” he said.</p> <p>“The first thing you see when you walk in is a cafe where you can get breakfast and then as you go through the day you can get lunch and then, as you head home, there’s a dinner solution.”</p> <p>However, there’s a price to pay if you drop into this new glitzy Woolies for your everyday groceries – the price tag is a tad more expensive than your average Woolworths store.</p> <p>The opening of the new concept Sydney branch comes as Coles announced on Thursday it would open its first convenience-sized store in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs by the end of the year.</p> <p>However, Coles will be playing catch up with Woolworths who have already launched 50 Metro-branded mini stores.</p> <p>Although Woolworths Metro stores aren’t new, the Pitt St store is a start of a new concept, Greentree said.</p> <p>“This store is a combination of everything we’ve learnt on a journey of 27 other stores as to how we get people through the front door and the food we serve,” he said.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to take a look inside the new Woolies store. </p>

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'It's a joke': Ban on backyard barbecue smoke dubbed un-Australian

<p>One state in Australia is receiving backlash after drafting laws that aims to reduce the smoke created by backyard barbecues.</p> <p>The Tasmanian Government has released draft smoke laws that include limiting the number of landholders allowed to burn vegetation and toughening standards around wood-heater emissions.</p> <p>The Tasmanian BBQ Society has spoken out against the changes, which have been labelled as ‘un-Australian’, in fear it will make it easier to fine people if their barbecues produce too much smoke.</p> <p>"When you're talking about the amounts of smoke that some of these permit and controlled burns give off, in comparison to what is an Australian way of life — the barbecue — it's a joke," president Rowan Peterson told the <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-19/barbecue-smoke-ban-dubbed-un-australian/10012644"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>ABC</strong></span></a>.</p> <p>The draft regulations state that barbeque smoke is unlawful it is:</p> <p><em>(a) visible for a continuous period of 10 minutes or more; and</em></p> <p><em>(b) during that continuous 10-minute period is visible for a continuous period of 30 seconds — (i) in the case of a heating appliance or fireplace in a building, or part of a building at a distance of 10 metres or more from the point on the building, or part of the building, where the smoke is emitted; or (ii) in the case of a heating appliance or outdoor heating or cooking appliance or fireplace that is not in a building, or part of a building — at a distance of 10 metres or more from the point where the smoke is emitted.</em></p> <p>Mr Peterson believes that these laws could be maliciously used in spats between neighbours.</p> <p>"If you have a nasty neighbour and/or a grumpy person that lives in your street, in my opinion it's just a tenuous argument that they can use to cause more issues," he said.</p> <p>While much of the Draft Smoke Act is rewording of the rules introduced in 2007, the consequences have ramped up.</p> <p>Under the new changes, barbecuing Tassies could be fined two penalty units if their fire breaks smoke rules. Magistrates will also be able to impose fines of up to $1,600 as a maximum penalty in courts.</p> <p>"There's so many forms of barbecue that relate to so many cultures in Australia," Mr Peterson said.</p> <p>"Not only does it affect your backyard bloke doing chops and snags, it'll affect anyone potentially who wants to cook outdoors."</p> <p>Fellow member of the Tasmanian BBQ Society, Rowan Armitage, said authorities should be "tackling the big end of town".</p> <p>"How much damage does 500 barbecues on a Sunday afternoon do compared to the huge forestry burn-offs?" he asked.</p> <p>On social media, many residents criticised the changes.</p> <p>"Bugger off fun police, a smoking BBQ keeps the mozzies away," Brendon Nowak said.</p> <p>"They can fine me all they like I'll be still having a nice smoking BBQ unless it's a total fire ban," added Quinton Turner.</p> <p>What are your thoughts on the smoke laws? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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“She’s got her eyes”: Princess Charlotte compared to childhood photo of Princess Diana

<p>A royal fan has compared photos of Princess Charlotte and her late grandmother Princess Diana on their Instagram account <a href="https://www.instagram.com/loveprincessdiana/">@loveprincessdiana</a>.</p> <p>Comparing Prince William and Duchess Kate’s 3-year-old daughter, pictured at her baby brother Prince Louis’s christening recently, to a childhood passport photo of Diana, followers of the Instagram account noticed an uncanny likeness between the two.</p> <p>While Princess Charlotte has had her likeness to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, pointed out on many occasions by fans, the young royal is now being compared to a passport photo of Diana at a similar age to her granddaughter.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlVA2Sahiv1/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlVA2Sahiv1/" target="_blank">Princess Charlotte has Diana’s eyes❤️ #MyQueenDianaForever #LovePrincessDiana #PrincessDiana #PrincessofWales #DianaFrances #BritishRoyalfamily #RoyalFamily #PrincessFOREVER #KateMiddleton #DuchessofCambridge #DukeofCambridge #PrinceWilliam #PrinceHarry #PrinceGeorge #PrincessCharlotte #PrinceLouis #PrinceCharles #Royalbaby #QueenElizabeth #British #Europe #MeghanMarkle #DuchessofSussex</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/loveprincessdiana/" target="_blank"> Royal Princesses UPDATE 🇬🇧</a> (@loveprincessdiana) on Jul 17, 2018 at 2:49am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The owner of the Instagram account wrote alongside the photo of a young Princess Diana, “Princess Charlotte has Diana’s eyes.”</p> <p>And soon, a flood of comments followed, with the post rapidly gaining over 7,000 likes and followers mentioning how they have not noticed the resemblance between the two before.</p> <p>“I have been saying for a while now – Charlotte is going to look a lot more like Diana than anyone thinks,” one follower commented.</p> <p>While other fans wrote, “Charlotte is her mini me!” and “Exactly the same!”</p> <p>Although @loveprincessdiana claimed Charlotte has the same eyes as her late grandmother, others thought their mouths were identical in the photos, more so than their eyes.</p> <p>A fan of the social media account pointed out, “Look at the lips in both these pictures. Those are almost identical.”</p> <p>Who do you think Charlotte resembles most? Queen Elizabeth II or Princess Diana? Tell us in the comments below.</p>

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Mum shares genius Kmart hack for solving plastic bag ban

<p>A Gold Coast mum has shared a genius $9 Kmart hack for dealing with the nationwide plastic bag ban in supermarkets..<br /><br />Mum-of six Joelle Skinner believes she’s come up with a simple solution so shoppers are never caught out again – and it will cost you just $9.<br /><br />The Kmart cross-body bag is a “super compact, super cute way to solve the reusable bag dilemma”, she writes.</p> <p><img style="width: 437.241px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7819866/kmart1.jpg?width=437.2413793103448&amp;height=500" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c09291c9d5b94bc596212efeea60892b" /><br /><br />Joelle, 36, who shares her 'life and parenting hacks' on her page <a href="https://www.facebook.com/jedimumtricks/posts/861262147418040"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Jedi Mum Tricks</strong></span>,</a> wrote: “I found this little bag at Kmart for $9 and the reusable bags were from Woolworths at 99c each.”<br /><br />The thrifty mum said she could easily fit 12 reusable carriers in the cross-body bag which is small enough to fit in a nappy bag.<br /><br />The bag also has zippers both inside and outside to store your wallet and phone.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/570237f3b78f4158bb1fd7c6b063b343" /><img style="width: 437.241px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7819867/kmart2.jpg?width=437.2413793103448&amp;height=500" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/570237f3b78f4158bb1fd7c6b063b343" /><br />Skinner went on to praise the Woolworth reusable bags for being sturdy, well-sized and simple to fold.<br /><br />One of her fans echoed Joelle’s praise, writing she “loves those woollies bags, mine are almost 10 years old and still going strong”.<br /><br />Joelle loves sharing her home hacks, telling <u><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5969001/Never-caught-Mothers-genius-9-Kmart-hack-dealing-plastic-bag-ban.html"><em><strong>Daily Mail Australia</strong></em></a></u> that she finds it to be energising.<br /><br />“Using the creative part of my brain and seeing problems and solving them with hacks makes me feel so good,” she said.<br /><br />“Some people make time for going to the gym for the same reasons, this is what I make time for!”</p> <p> </p>

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Studio 10 star Jono Coleman reveals his secret year-long cancer battle

<p><em>Studio 10</em> star Jonathan Coleman has revealed that he has secretly been battling advanced prostate cancer for a year.</p> <p>Coleman, who is known for his good sense of humour, talked to <em>Studio 10</em> about the diagnosis that he has kept secret since June last year.</p> <p>He told host Sarah Harris that the life-changing news came one day when he skipped work drinks to attend a doctor’s appointment.</p> <p>“It’s Friday afternoon, you guys are all at the pub having drinks and I’ve got a man with his finger up my bottom,” he said.</p> <p>“Within five minutes he said, ‘Yes well I can tell you your prostate is enlarged and there’s a hard lump so I’d say you’ve got cancer.'</p> <p>“People say your life starts flashing before you, there was a touch of that, we were like, ‘Okay, what are we going to do, we’ve got the kids, we’ve got Oscar and Emily.”</p> <p>The 62-year-old has undergone six months of treatment at St Vincent’s Hospital.</p> <p>The treatment included Coleman completing 18 weeks of chemotherapy, followed by seven weeks of radiotherapy at the Kinghorn Centre and the Genesis Centre.</p> <p>In an emotional segment on the show, host Angela Bishop revealed that her late husband Peter Baikie, Coleman and fellow Ten presenter Barry Du Bois all received treatment together.</p> <p>“Pete and Jono would find themselves at the Kinghorn together and sometimes with Baz,” she said.</p> <p>“It was a bit of a Channel 10 club up there, but you were all such a tremendous support for each other.”</p> <p>Coleman released a statement to <a href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/tv-and-radio-funnyman-jono-coleman-reveals-his-secret-yearlong-cancer-battle/news-story/c7a4317282258a3db9c06cc8fa81ce7e"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>The Daily Telegraph</strong></em></span></a> explaining his current health status.</p> <p>“In June 2017, I was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer. Under the watchful eye of Prof Philip Stricker at St Vincent’s Hospital and all the staff at Kinghorn Centre and Genesis Centre, I started treatment that included chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I’m still receiving ongoing hormone injections and despite being totally in the clear, will continue treatment for the foreseeable months. I am committed to keeping up my treatment, medication and maintaining a lifestyle that is conducive to my recovery.”</p> <p>Coleman thanked all those who have given him support since he received the diagnosis.</p> <p>“I’ve continued to work hard on Studio 10 and until recently on my nightly radio show, Talking Lifestyle at Macquarie Media. In true ‘Jono Coleman’ form, I’ve been making jokes and sending myself up throughout my treatment. I’m incredibly blessed and so lucky to have the support of my wife and children, friends, workmates, and a top notch medical team all in my corner. As I say, onward and upwards, with a smile on my dial!”</p>

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Melania Trump’s priceless reaction after shaking Vladimir Putin’s hand

<p>A video has emerged of Melania Trump’s priceless reaction after shaking Vladimir Putin's hand during her husband Donald Trump’s summit with the Russian president.</p> <p>Putin smiles and nods in the clip as he is introduced to Melania by US President Trump in Helsinki, Finland on Monday.</p> <p>Melania also smiles during the handshake, but as soon as she steps back into position she pulls a bizarre face that many have labelled as shock or horror.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpeopledotcom.files.wordpress.com%2F2018%2F07%2Fmelania-trump.jpg&amp;w=1100&amp;q=85" alt="Melania Trump and Vladimir Putin" title="Melania Trump and Vladimir Putin" /></p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpeopledotcom.files.wordpress.com%2F2018%2F07%2Fmelania-trump-12.jpg&amp;w=1100&amp;q=85" alt="Melania Trump, Donald Trump (left) and Vladimir Putin" title="Melania Trump, Donald Trump (left) and Vladimir Putin" /></p> <p>The video has now gone viral, prompting many readings of Melania’s facial expression.</p> <p>“She looks like she just stared into the eyes of evil,” one user said of the video.</p> <p>“The only one in the room who understands how dangerous this man actually is,” said Aaron McCord.</p> <p>“I think she looked scared to death,” another said.</p> <p>Others have jumped to Melania’s defence pointing out her countenance looks neutral.</p> <p>What do you think? Judge for yourself below.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-7yM0Av0au0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>And if you can't quite catch it, here's another video: </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Watch Melania's face and body language after shaking Putin's hand. She is scared to death of him.<a href="https://t.co/4tEj7rXuLl">pic.twitter.com/4tEj7rXuLl</a></p> — KT CounterIntelligence (@KremlinTrolls) <a href="https://twitter.com/KremlinTrolls/status/1019612069379887105?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 18, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding details revealed by Buckingham Palace

<p>As Princess Eugenie’s wedding on October 12 draws closer, Buckingham Palace has announced new details about her special day.</p> <p>Similar to her cousin Prince Harry’s royal wedding earlier this year, Princess Eugenie and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank will also be saying their vows at St George’s Chapel and will invite 1200 members of the public to witness the nuptials from the grounds of Windsor Castle.</p> <p>The members of the public will include representatives of charities the couple support, schools they attended, as well as members of the Royal Household staff.</p> <p>The remaining spots will be available for people to apply for via a public ballot.</p> <p>After the couple emerge from the chapel on the West Steps after their wedding ceremony, they will also set off on a small carriage procession around Windsor.</p> <p>Their route will be more similar to Prince Edward and Sophie’s than Harry and Meghan’s, as it will be shorter and go through Castle Hill to the Hight St and back through the Cambridge Gate for the reception.</p> <p>In January, Eugenie, who is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, announced her engagement to the 32-year-old.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BiUVHQxAq-g/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BiUVHQxAq-g/" target="_blank">A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie)</a> on May 3, 2018 at 6:52am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In an interview with BBC’s <em>The One Show</em>, the Queen’s granddaughter said the proposal was "a complete surprise”, revealing that he popped the question while they watched the sunset over a lake in Nicaragua.</p> <p>"The lake was so beautiful. The light was just a special light I had never seen,” she said.</p> <p>“I actually said this is an incredible moment, and then he popped the question, which was really surprising even though we have been together seven years. "I was over the moon. [It was a] complete surprise. But it was the perfect moment, we couldn't be happier."</p> <p>Mr Brooksbank said: "It was amazing."</p> <p>Following the proposal, Eugenie said the Queen and Prince Philip were delighted for her.</p> <p>"Granny actually knew right at the beginning [of the engagement]. She was very happy as was my grandfather."</p> <p>The couple started dating in 2011 after meeting while both skiing in the Swiss resort of Verbier.  </p>

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Postie leaves ‘warning messages’ on letters

<p>An Australian Post worker has sparked a debate online after leaving a series of “warning messages” on letters to a Melbourne homeowner. <br /><br />“Please clean the area in front of your letterbox,” the first letter read to homeowner Johnson Ong, who posted the photos to the Australia Post Complaints Facebook group.   <br /><br />A second letter read: “You need to clean the area in front of the letterbox. Not a small part. I have to ride through. There are rocks. All the front yard.” <br /><br />A third envelope came with an ultimatum: “Good morning. I won’t be delivering anymore if front of yard is not clear 1m in front and 1m side of letterbox. Thank you.” <br /><br />“Please last notice. Clean the area in front of letterbox,” a final letter said.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/c09b480e7eec9e34fd7f2ffc22f91791" alt="He began receiving these “warning messages”. Picture: Johnson Ong/Facebook" width="650" height="366" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/5a185d573bbf534fa8784ba243247117" alt="He said his garden had looked the same for 12 years. Picture: Johnson Ong/Facebook" width="650" height="366" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/a4dea230cdbfb1d58a7f17312dddcb5e" alt="The postie threatened to stop delivering his mail. Picture: Johnson Ong/Facebook" width="650" height="366" /></p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/81c71eb3a2ff5656bfc5097355e76180" alt="Many on Facebook supported the postie’s actions. Picture: Johnson Ong/Facebook" width="650" height="366" /><br /><br />Mr Ong wrote on Facebook that his garden had not changed in the past 12 years and the “warning messages” had only started within the past month. <br /><br />He agreed safety was “definitely very important”, adding: “Riding over nature strips in wet weather is not safe as it could be slippery, mud can get into his wheels, spreading to neighbours’ driveways. Encouraging all riders or drivers to use [the] driveway is the safest for themselves and others.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/4f581346cf6febb7aecb55be575c9b67" alt="The offending mailbox — is this too hard to get to? Picture: Johnson Ong/Facebook" width="650" height="366" /><em>Johnson Ong's front garden and mailbox. </em></p> <p>Mr Ong contacted Australia Post, but the representatives sided with the postie. <br /><br />“Looking at the photo of your mailbox, the area around it is not clear,” a customer service representative wrote. <br /><br />“I apologise if you think the driver is threatening you, however they are entitled to ride across nature strips. This is to ensure safe, accurate and fast deliveries.” <br /><br />“I would recommend cleaning the front area and removing the shrubs that are obstructing the mailbox,” the rep advised. <br /><br />An Australia Post spokesman said: “We have apologised to the customer and are working with them to improve access to their letterbox. We’re glad that in this case we have been able to reach a satisfactory outcome. <br /><br />“Posties are allowed to ride on the nature strip while delivering mail and for their own safety, require easy and safe access to letterboxes. We encourage them to report any access hazards to their manager who then works with the customer to fix the issue.” <br /><br />Social media users were split on the issue, with many defending the postie’s messages and others believing the homeowner is in the right. <br /><br />“You want your mail delivered, make sure it is a safe place for the postie,” wrote one person. “After all it is his workplace and he deserves safety!” <br /><br />Another user described the garden as “atrocious” but others were quick to decry the criticism. <br /><br />“It’s hardly atrocious, it’s a bit of fallen leaves,” another replied. “My kid could ride his tricycle safely over that, is your postie that frail?” <br /><br />One said, “If he can’t find the letterbox he should hand in his licence or go to Specsavers.” <br /><br />However, one user pointed out that “you can be sued if the postie gets injured and you didn’t do anything to resolve the issue”. “At least the postie gave you some chance to fix it,” they wrote.</p>

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Thai cave boys speak for the first time about their ordeal after leaving hospital

<p>For the first time, the Thai cave boys trapped underground for two weeks have answered questions at a press conference following their recovery in hospital.</p> <p>All 12 players and their coach were greeted with cheers from a crowd outside as they entered the government hall, looking healthy and happy after their terrifying ordeal.</p> <p>The only member of the team to speak English, Adul Sam-on, described the moment he heard the rescuers first coming.</p> <p>“I started to listen and it became reality, the [talking]. I asked Mick to go down, because [he] was holding the torch,” he said.</p> <p>“Quickly, go down to have a look, otherwise they might go past us.”</p> <p>Adul said his teammates hesitated, so he took the torch and investigated the noises himself.</p> <p>“I greeted them, I said, ‘Hello.’ I heard, ‘Hello.’ Someone was raising their head above the water and said, ‘Hello’."</p> <p>“I went in there and the noise asked, ‘Hello, is anyone there?’</p> <p>“When they came out of the water, I was surprised. I didn’t know what to talk to them.</p> <p>“I said ‘hello’, or something like that.</p> <p>“When they said ‘hello’ to me, I said ‘hello’ back. It was so magnificent. I didn’t know questions to ask. It took me a while before I could answer them, when they asked me how I was. I answered them, I was so surprised. The person asked me how many of us there were. I said ‘13' … They answered, ‘Brilliant,’ and the person was very happy knowing there was 13 of us.”</p> <p>Another boy said the group had difficulty understanding the dive team because their English was not very good.</p> <p>“Everyone was so happy when they heard the noise of the divers … It was the first noise from outside in 10 days. They asked me to go up, go higher. They asked me how many days have we been in here and I answered him … I said ‘10 days’.</p> <p>“At that time, my brain wasn’t working. In my brain … there was no maths, no arithmetic, no English. At that time, I was so hungry as well.”</p> <p>The media conference was the first time the team have spoken about the experience after recovering at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital.</p> <p>All the questions from the press conference were submitted in advance and screened by psychologists to ensure the wellbeing of the team.</p> <p>The 25-year-old coach, Ekkapol Chantawong, answered most of the questions and recalled the moment when they discovered they were trapped in the cave system.</p> <p>“We went in there and saw a couple of pools of water. This time we went further than that. I said, ‘Do we want to go?’</p> <p>“One of the boys said, ‘Within one hour we have to come back, we have to come out before 5pm, because someone has to get home.’”</p> <p>When the boys went to leave, they realised they were trapped by water.</p> <p>After discovering even more water, the team became disorientated and it quickly became dark.</p> <p>“We were determined to find a way out. We tried to calm down. I told everyone to fight on, to have a good spirit, don’t give up.”</p> <p>The soccer team thought of a plan to “dig a passageway” for the water to flow through, however, it didn’t recede at all.</p> <p>“Everyone decided, ‘OK, let’s go and find a place to sleep, don’t worry, maybe it was just because the water rose and then it would recede later.’”</p> <p>“We had determined that we were going to spend the night there. We did not prepare any bedding materials at all."</p> <p>The team agreed they would stay near the water and “pray to the gods”, the coach explained.</p> <p>“At this time we were not afraid. I thought on the next day the water would recede and then someone would come and find us.”</p> <p>When the second day arrived, the boys were starting to feel weak and hungry.</p> <p>They were fearful the torch would run out of battery, so they used it sparingly.</p> <p>The youngest team member said he felt “dizzy and weak” and tried to battle his pain by not thinking about food.</p> <p>The Wild Boars team spent a lot of their time digging holes with stone pieces to keep themselves busy and licked water from the stalactites in the cave to keep hydrated.</p> <p>They knew there was a way out at the end of the cave but understood how far away it was.</p> <p>"We have only one chance, to go to the other end of the cave,” said one boy.</p> <p>“My opinion was — if we are not able to find that way out, then we will die in the middle. So, we came back. We had two choices … First, to go this way and the second is to wait there and let other people come to discover us. Water started to flow into our direction. After a while, within one hour, the water started to rise.”</p> <p>The boys, who attended the press conference in their Wild Boars soccer uniforms, revealed how happy they were to be able to watch the final game of the World Cup after they had been rescued.</p> <p>As the team members shared with the press their plans for the future, one boy said he promised to be “a good person, a good citizen”.</p> <p>Several boys revealed they wanted to be Navy SEALS one day, which drew an immediate applause in the audience.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Respect! The rescued <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Thai?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Thai</a> cave boys pose with a photo of Saman Gunan, the Thai Navy SEAL diver who died while trying to rescue them. <br /><br />Photo: AP <a href="https://t.co/YIYgD73pjO">pic.twitter.com/YIYgD73pjO</a></p> — Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ostrov_A/status/1019551406544519168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 18, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>During the conference, the boys also paid tribute to former Thai Navy SEAL, Saman Gunan, who died delivering them oxygen tanks.</p> <p>To honour Saman, the boys will enter the monkhood and donate the merit to him.</p> <p>In Theravada Buddhist practice, this is one of the greatest marks of respect one person can give another. </p>

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The world’s best new airline revealed

<p>Singapore Airlines has been named as the world’s best airline in a prestigious award by Skytrax.</p> <p>The airline, which was once known as the Queen of the Skies, took the top spot from last year’s winner Qatar.</p> <p>Qatar came in second place followed by ANA All Nippon Airways, Emirates and EVA Air.</p> <p>The awards, which included more than 335 airlines, are based on the ratings of more than 20 million travellers between August 2017 and May 2018.</p> <p>Singapore Airlines also received the Best First Class award and the Best First Class Airline Seat.</p> <p>The airline also received the title of the world’s best airline in March by TripAdvisor, after vowing to win back customers.</p> <p>Singapore’s vice president of customer experience, Yeoh Phee Teik, told <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-best-airlines-2018/index.html"><strong><u>CNN</u></strong></a>: “We’re very ecstatic.</p> <p>“I think we can attribute this to the hardworking team, which has continued to elevate the customer experience. We’re glad that our work has been recognised and our customers have voted for us to be the world’s best.”</p> <p>The win comes just one year after Singapore Airlines introduced a revamped first class product.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BjCDDazB2BO/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 62.5% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BjCDDazB2BO/" target="_blank">A post shared by Singapore Airlines (@singaporeair)</a> on May 21, 2018 at 1:00am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted said: “We congratulate Singapore Airlines on this fabulous achievement, being voted the World’s Best Airline by customers for a fourth time in the awards history.</p> <p>“A key ‘wow’ factor for customers is consistency and this proved to be a real asset for Singapore Airlines who scored highly across both product and service. I am sure Singapore Airlines will also take great pride in winning the World’s Best First Class award, less than one year after they introduced their new first-class suites.”</p> <p>World’s best airlines:</p> <ol> <li>Singapore Airlines</li> <li>Qatar Airways</li> <li>ANA All Nippon Airways</li> <li>Emirates</li> <li>EVA Air</li> <li>Cathay Pacific Airways</li> <li>Lufthansa</li> <li>Hainan Airlines</li> <li>Garuda Indonesia</li> <li>Thai Airways</li> <li>Qantas Airways</li> <li>Swiss International Airlines</li> <li>Japan Airlines</li> <li>China Southern Airlines</li> <li>Etihad Airways</li> <li>Austrian Airlines</li> <li>Air New Zealand</li> <li>Turkish Airlines</li> <li>KLM Royal Dutch Airlines</li> <li>Hong Kong Airlines</li> </ol>

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Carrie Bickmore flaunts baby bump in bikini on Hawaiian family holiday

<p>She's about to welcome her third child but before the new arrival, Carrie Bickmore has headed to Hawaii for some quality holiday time with her family.</p> <p>On Monday night, <em>The Project </em>host took to Instagram to share happy snaps from her holiday album with husband Chris Walker, and two children Ollie, 11, and Evie, three.</p> <p>The 37-year-old showed off her growing baby bump in a striped halter-neck bikini as she frolicked in the surf and sand with her kids.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7476b50c1819443d8dfcd7f81a644a07" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 416.667px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7819840/carrie-1.jpg?width=500&amp;height=416.6666666666667" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7476b50c1819443d8dfcd7f81a644a07" /></p> <p>“[I’m wearing] the same bathers I have worn for 3 pregnancies (eek!) but who wants to shop for bathers when pregnant,” she revealed on Instagram.</p> <p>“They are old and crusty and used to be white and now are a mix of fake Tan, sunscreen and salt, but they do the job just fine.”</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0e723385ed9644e8806397b9ab130d79" /><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/media/7819841/carrie-2.jpg?width=0&amp;height=0" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0e723385ed9644e8806397b9ab130d79" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 416.667px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7819841/carrie-2.jpg?width=500&amp;height=416.6666666666667" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0e723385ed9644e8806397b9ab130d79" /></p> <p>Although Carrie is yet to confirm a due date, she revealed she’s finally over the “relentless” morning sickness that has plagued her for months.</p> <p>"Happy Hawaiian holiday over back to work tomorrow. But not complaining. Had such a good break. It was the first week I haven't felt sick in months and I am genuinely pumped to go back to work to jobs I love. Will be nice doing them nausea free!!!" she penned on Instagram.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/01fde0adeea547609cc061f05870041f" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 416.667px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7819842/carrie-4.jpg?width=500&amp;height=416.6666666666667" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/01fde0adeea547609cc061f05870041f" /></p> <p>Capping off her "holiday spam", Carrie admitted she was going to miss not being around the kids every day.</p> <p>"Really gonna miss hanging with the fam 24/7 though. Something nice about the pace of summer holidays. Last holiday as the 4 of us. Next one we'll be outnumbered, anyway last holiday spam I promise."</p>

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The $5 Kmart hack caravanners swear by

<p><span>There is nothing quite like hitting the open road with your caravan, with endless towns to visit and sights to take in.</span></p> <p><span>But no matter where you travel, chances are that you are going to encounter some bumpy roads.</span></p> <p><span>After stocking your caravan kitchen cupboards with various tumblers and wine glasses, the last thing you want is to have them break while rolling around in your cupboards.</span></p> <p><span>To keep your crockery safe, caravanners recommend purchasing a $5 Kmart product before you start your trip.</span></p> <p><span>Caravanners can purchase non-slip matting from Kmart, which can be cut to size depending on the purpose.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><img width="500" height="163" src="/media/7819689/1_500x163.jpg" alt="1 (169)"/><br /></span></p> <p><span>Another option is to buy small slabs of foam and cut out mug and bowl-sized holes.</span></p> <p><span>And if you have any kitchen appliances, pack them in a drawer with towels to avoid any damage.</span></p> <p><span>When you are travelling on rocky roads, it is also guaranteed that anything that is not sealed or stored properly will make a mess.</span></p> <p><span>To avoid this surprise, put a rubber band around any item that can unravel or pop open, even toilet paper rolls. </span></p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p><span>It is also important to make sure all cupboards and drawers are latched. To save space inside your caravan, also consider buying collapsible homewares that fold into themselves, such as collapsible washing up tubs.</span></p> <p><span>What is your best caravan hack? Share it in the comments below. </span></p>

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5-year-old boy helps write his own obituary before tragic cancer death

<p>A 5-year-old boy, who died of cancer, helped his parents write his obituary before his heartbreaking death earlier this month.</p> <p>Garrett Matthias, from the US, was diagnosed with alveolar fusion negative rhabdomyosarcoma – a rare form or cancer – in September.</p> <p>The cancer attacked Garrett’s cranial nerve, inner ear and temporal bone, reported the<strong><em> <a href="https://www.desmoinesregister.com/"><u>Des Moines Register</u></a></em></strong>.</p> <p>Before Garrett died on July 6, the spirited young boy with a sharp sense of humour helped his parents plan his funeral, which included assisting them write his obituary.</p> <p>The super-hero enthusiast’s mother, Emilie Matthias, told the <em>Des Moines Register</em> that Garrett couldn’t understand why the funerals of other cancer patients were sad.</p> <p>“He would say, ‘Why are funerals so sad? I’m going to have bouncy houses at mine,'” she said.</p> <p>Emilie said she would talk to her son about death after watching a melancholy movie.</p> <p>“I’d say things like, ‘When I die, I want to turn into a star,’” she said. “He’d say, ‘I want to be burned like in ‘Thor,’ and then I want to become a gorilla.’”</p> <p>Emilie and her husband then decided to ask their son what he wanted at his funeral.</p> <p>“We really tried to use his words, and the way that he talked,” she said. “Garrett was a very unique individual. What I really didn’t want was for his obituary to be ordinary and to have a really sad funeral. We’ve cried oceans of tears for the last nine months.”</p> <p>In the end, Garrett helped his parents write his obituary in which he included all his favourite things in the world.</p> <p>He said his favourite colours were “blue and red and black and green” and his favourite superheroes were “Batman and Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and Cyborg".</p> <p>Garrett said he wanted to be a professional boxer when he grew up and that his favourite people were his family.</p> <p>He also included the two things he hated most: pants and “dirty stupid cancer”.</p> <p>Garrett said when he died he was “going to be a gorilla and throw poo at Daddy”.</p> <p>The obituary continued by talking about Garrett’s sense of humour.</p> <p>“Garrett endured nine months of hell before he lost his battle with cancer. During that time he never lost his sense of humour and loved to tease the doctors and nurses. From whoopee cushions and sneaking clothes pins on their clothes to ‘hazing’ the interns and new staff doctors, he was forever a prankster. Nothing caught people off guard as his response to ‘see ya later alligator’,” the obituary read.</p> <p>Garrett concluded the piece with: “See ya later, suckas! — The Great Garrett Underpants.”</p> <p>The young boy’s childcare was able fund five bouncy castles for his funeral on Saturday, just as he had wanted.</p> <p>A <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/garrett-mathiasmathias-family"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>GoFundMe</strong></span></a> page was set up for the Matthias family, which has raised over US$68,000.</p>

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Aussie mum's dire warning after hot water bottle explodes on 4-year-old son

<p>A Queensland mother has warned other Aussies of the dangers of using a hot water bottle, after one exploded on her four-year-old son.</p> <p>Harmony Arrowsmith’s son was rushed to hospital in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast with second degree burns after a hot water bottle exploded.</p> <p>The boiling water leaked onto his upper things and groin area, narrowly missing his genital area.</p> <p>She posted photos of her son’s horrific injuries to a Sunshine Coast community Facebook page to warn other parents.</p> <p>“I'd never thought to check our hot water bottles and I am full of regret,” Ms Arrowsmith posted.</p> <p>“Please PLEASE check your hot water bottles before using them or giving them to your little ones and make sure you know what to do in the unfortunate circumstance something like this happens.”</p> <p>After her was taken to Maleny Hospital he was admitted to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane for further treatment to his wounds.</p> <p>He was released 10 hours later and it is expected that his burns will not leave any scars.</p> <p>“I was shocked when the nurses told me how common these injuries are – I hope sharing this will prevent some from happening,” the mum posted.</p> <p>“I'm counting my lucky stars and so grateful, it could've been so much worse.”</p> <p>After the horrifying incident, Ms Arrowsmith realised the water bottle was three years old and was unaware they needed to be replaced regularly.</p> <p>“I had the [bladder] wrapped in a fluffy case and I'd never taken it out to check. I'll never make that mistake again,” she told the <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-17/hot-water-bottle-warning-winter-safety/10003248">ABC</a></strong></span>. </p> <p>Do you regularly use hot water bottles? Tell us in the comments below. </p>

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Confusion as some Australians discover My Health Record profile already set up

<p>Australians have until October 15, 2018 to opt out of the federal government’s My Health Record, an online summary of their healthcare information, but users logging in from Monday have been shocked to discover profiles already set up for them.</p> <p>The national digital database aims to give Australians greater access to documents about their health and increase communication between doctors – but people who have tried to opt out due to privacy concerns have found they already have a record set up online.</p> <p>The<span> </span><em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-07-18/my-health-record-opt-out-confusion/10000008">ABC report</a></span></strong></em><span> </span>that people accessing My Health Record for the first time have found several to hundreds of documents already uploaded.</p> <p>According to the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA), almost 6 million Australians currently hold a My Health Record.</p> <p>An ADHA spokesperson said: "Some people may have forgotten that they have one and not known that the name of the record has since changed.”</p> <p>Once called the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), old records could be pulling in the data for My Health Record profiles.</p> <p>The scheme has been in the works for a long time and medical professionals have praised the potential benefits to patient care it will provide.</p> <p>Australian Medical Association (AMA) president Dr Tony Bartone says the new system was necessary to move from a “prehistoric” way of information sharing in the medical industry.</p> <p> “It will bring data presently located in many different parts of the health system … and attempt to bring it into an online repository in the one place,” he told news.com.au. “Your health data is already in various portals. What isn’t there yet is this online, connected repository … that will facilitate a communication revolution.”</p> <p>But advocacy groups such as Digital Rights Watch have expressed concerns about the security of My Health Record, and are urging everyone to opt out.</p> <p>“No guarantees have being given that individual citizen’s personal information will be kept safe and secure,” Digital Rights Watch chairman Tim Singleton Norton warned.</p> <p>“Health information is incredibly attractive to scammers and criminal groups.</p> <p>“There are also concerns of the current or future access being granted to private companies.”</p> <p>Adding to the frustration, many users are experiencing long waits and technical difficulties as they try to get out of the My Health Record system.</p> <p>People were unable to complete the process online and others using the telephone hotline faced long waiting times and even when some got through, call centre workers were unable to help because of systems crashing or slowing.</p> <p>A spokesman for the Australian Digital Health Agency said the site had not crashed, but acknowledged a “minor connection issue” with the call centre on Monday, as well as “some human error issues”.</p> <p>“The My Health Record consumer opt out portal is operating normally and has continued to do so throughout the opt out process,” the spokesman said in a statement to news.com.au</p> <p>“There have been some human error issues, with consumers not having the right information to correctly opt out which has slowed down the process for some people.</p> <p>“There was a minor internal connection issue yesterday in an Agency call centre which was compounded by the high level of callers on the first day who did not have the correct information to opt out. This issue was resolved quickly and the call centre resumed normal operations on Monday afternoon.”</p>

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Erin Molan returns to the Footy Show just six weeks after giving birth

<p>Erin Molan has returned to the NRL <em>Footy Show</em> just six weeks after she welcomed her first child, a daughter Eliza, with fiancé Sean Ogilvy in June. <br /><br />The 35-year-old sports presenter made a triumphant return to her hosting role on Thursday night, receiving a loud round of applause from the studio audience as she was introduced as the “newly minted mum.” <br /><br />Sitting down with panellists Ryan Girdler, Darren Lockyer and Willie Mason, Erin issued this disclaimer. <br /><br />“Now, I haven't slept for six weeks so please be kind,” she pleaded. “Apparently that's what happens when you have a child - you don't sleep ever. So, if I'm not as sharp or as polished as usual, please be kind and be gentle.” <br /><br />She added: “I'm sure my friends on social media will let me know if I stuff anything up.” <br /><br />Despite being sleep-deprived, Erin gushed about the joys of motherhood. </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlXOy-9h423/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlXOy-9h423/" target="_blank">🌏❤️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/erin_molan/" target="_blank"> Erin Molan</a> (@erin_molan) on Jul 17, 2018 at 11:29pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br />“It's wonderful – it's nothing like I thought it would be,” she said of becoming a first-time mum. “As I said, you don't sleep much, which is intense, but she is the most perfect beautiful little thing in the whole wide world.” <br /><br />Erin took to Instagram on Monday to share an image of her first day back at work.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlSJqkmBgBP/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlSJqkmBgBP/" target="_blank">First day back at work... I was a bit nervous and missed my girl terribly but felt great to get back into things too with wonderful and supportive colleagues. Like every new mum out there this balancing act will be a work in progress... 🤷‍♀️🙌🙏😘 (and yes @riddell009 @therealbigmarn - my hands have been tanning in a cave again 🤦‍♀️😜😂)</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/erin_molan/" target="_blank"> Erin Molan</a> (@erin_molan) on Jul 16, 2018 at 12:08am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span class="CmCaReT" style="display: none;">�</span>Captioning the post, Erin admitted it was difficult to tear herself away from her precious newborn. <br /><br />“First day back at work,” she wrote. “I was a bit nervous and missed my girl terribly but felt great to get back into things too with wonderful supportive colleagues.” <br /><br />She added: “Like every mum out there, this balancing act will be a work in progress.”</p>

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Lisa Curry reunites with ex Grant Kenny as they bond with their grandson

<p>It’s been four months since Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny became first-time grandparents after their daughter welcomed her baby, Flynn Melchior Gruell.</p> <p>On Thursday, Lisa gave fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her family life, posting a photo with her ex-husband Grant and their grandson Flynn.</p> <p>In the snap, the Olympic swimmer is seen cuddling her grandson next to the former Ironman.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlZEI_rBhX9/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlZEI_rBhX9/" target="_blank">Grannie and Pa... loving our time with our grandson 💙 @morgangruell @jaimileekenny @jertkenny</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/lisacurry/" target="_blank"> Lisa Curry AO</a> (@lisacurry) on Jul 18, 2018 at 4:35pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Lisa captioned the sweet photo: “Grannie and Pa… loving our time with our grandson.”</p> <p>Fans were quick to point out the resemblance Flynn shared with his grandparents, with many saying he looked a lot like Grant.</p> <p>"Nice photo he has grown so much he looks a lot like his Pa," one person said.</p> <p>"He's definitely a Kenny. So cute," another added.</p> <p>In March, the new grandparents told <a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/parenting/celebrity-families/lisa-curry-grant-kenny-grandparents-50013"><strong><em><u>Woman’s Day</u></em></strong></a> how excited they were to meet little Flynn.</p> <p>"I cried because it was like our baby's having a baby," Lisa said at the time.</p> <p>"I couldn't wait to get to the hospital to meet him," Grant admitted.</p> <p>Lisa and Grant split nine years ago but have remained on good terms.</p> <p>The exes have three adult children together, daughters Morgan and Jamie, and son Jett.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkjAJDeB3lO/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkjAJDeB3lO/" target="_blank">When your son walks you down the aisle ... 😊💕 Not sure if our guests were watching me or Jett😂 I know 1 person didn’t take his eyes off me💕💍🤵🏻👰 @mark66andrew @jertkenny @jaimileekenny @morgan__kenny @marilyncrystellebridal @mondofloraldesigns @houseofkdor</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/lisacurry/" target="_blank"> Lisa Curry AO</a> (@lisacurry) on Jun 27, 2018 at 4:41pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p>In May, Lisa’s son Jett gave her away at the alter as she married Elvis entertainer Mark Tabone. </p>

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House Rules star reveals struggle to love her son

<p><em>House Rules</em> star Chiara Clarson has revealed her battle with postnatal depression, telling of her despair at not feeling an immediate connection with her son Seth – and the shame that stopped her talking about her feelings. <br /><br />Speaking to <em><strong><u><a href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/house-rules-star-ciara-clarson-opens-up-on-her-battle-with-postnatal-depression/news-story/00cd0ff34e56a52c68ceffbebaba5a40?utm_source=Daily%20Telegraph&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=editorial">The Daily Telegraph</a></u></strong></em>, Chiara said that she had expected to fall “instantly in love” when her son was born in 2010, but was shocked when she felt a lack of connection during his first six months. <br /><br />“The day after he was born I was laying in my own filth in the bed not being able to move my legs from the caesarean with this baby on my chest,” she told the publication. <br /><br />“I just looked at him and thought ‘I don’t even know who you are, I just don’t know how I’m supposed to love you’.”</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" class="irc_mi" src="https://www.who.com.au/media/17147/chiara-and-david.jpg" alt="Image result for chiara and david house rules" width="529" height="353" /><br /><br />Chiara, who stars on the renovation reality show with husband David, didn’t know it at the time but she had postnatal depression. <br /><br />She said it took her almost half a year to bond with her son, who is now eight. <br /><br />“I didn’t know what to do,” said Chiara. “It was a really tough time and it wasn’t until he was six months old and he could sit up and giggle that I was like ‘you’re actually really, really cute’ and my love then instantly grew.” <br /><br />Mental health charity beyondblue says one in seven women ­experience postnatal depression, which can develop up to one year after the birth. <br /><br />Chiara, who is now mum to Taya, six, and Ellie Mae, three, said she didn’t speak about her post-birth fears because she felt “embarrassed”. <br /><br />“So many friends of mine who had kids were saying ‘I was instantly in love, it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me’ and I kept a lid on it and kept it inside,” she said. <br /><br />“Getting it off your chest and talking about it is important, whether that’s with someone professional or someone close to you. <br /><br />“Seeking help is not something anyone needs to be embarrassed about. Life isn’t perfect and anyone that says it is lying, it’s about getting the help you need.” <br /><br /><em>If you are troubled by this article, you can call Lifeline 131 114 or beyondblue 1300 224 636 or visit lifeline.org.au or beyondblue.org.au.</em></p>

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Terri reveals Steve Irwin’s eerie premonition before death

<p>Terri Irwin has revealed she's never overcome her grief of losing 'soulmate' Steve Irwin, after his shock death in September 2006.<br /><br />In the first episode of the new season of ABC's <em>Anh's Brush With Fame</em>, the 53-year-old American-Australian burst into tears as she recalled the heartbreaking moment she found out that he had died.<br /><br />The mother-of-two told host Anh Do she'll never move on from Steve and find another partner, saying: “I'm just lonely for Steve.”<br /><br />“I always felt with Steve, if I hadn't married Steve I wouldn't have gotten married,” Terri said.<br /><br />The pair tied the knot in the US in June 1992, four months after getting engaged.<br /><br />She said when she first met Steve she wasn't even looking for love, but they had an instant connection.<br /><br />“I wasn't even dating, I wasn't even looking. I was 27 years old and figured my life was going to be my work and met Steve and fell instantly in love,” she recalled. <br /><br />Terri described Steve as her ‘soulmate' and said to this day, she isn't interested in meeting anyone new.<br /><br />“I feel that we had that soulmate thing. And in the 10 years since, I haven't dated or even thought about it. Because I'm not afraid to be on my own,” she said.<br /><br />“It's just really hard not having Steve. I'm just lonely for Steve if that makes sense.”<br /><br />Terri also revealed how her late husband may have predicted his life was about to be 'cut short' in the months and weeks leading up to his shock death.<br /><br />“You know he never thought he would have a long life. He just always kind of had this sense that his life would be cut short,” she told Anh.<br /><br />“I remember him saying to me, 'I don’t think I am going to film anymore, I think I am just going to spend time with my kids’,” she said.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">  <br /><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FABCTV%2Fvideos%2F10160448114540543%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=476" width="476" height="587" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe></p> <p>Although it’s been 11 years since Steve was killed by a stingray in a freak accident, Terri spoke about how she’s still grieving.<br /><br />“Grief hits you at the most bizarre times. So I might be talking to biology students and it will remind me of Steve and I will burst into tears.”<br /><br />She added: “You don't ever get over grief. It changes, but you never wake up one morning and go, 'Oh, I'm done with that.'<br /><br />“That was the challenge in the journey after Steve died.”<br /><br />Their children Bindi was eight at the time of her father's death, while Robert was just two years old. <br /><br />Terri spoke about the last time she and the kids saw Steve, recalling it was when he was waving goodbye to them as they caught the plane to Tasmania.<br /><br />“I felt so bad for Robert because he was too little,” Terri said. <br /><br />“He was in his seat belt and fun police [referring to herself] didn't take the seat belt off so he could see his dad and wave goodbye. And that was the last time we saw him,” she said.  <br /><br />Terri said she arrived in Tasmania and was told to call a zoo manager, who told her about Steve's death.<br /><br />“I just remember this<span class="CmCaReT" style="display: none;">�</span> incredible sense of responsibility,” Terri said.<br /><br />“This feeling of overwhelming grief but, it was like, ‘What do I do next?’ So I kind of collected my thoughts and then I had to go out to the car and tell Bindi and Robert, which was really hard.”<br /><br />Terri cried as she remembered how she chose to drive herself and the children to the plane.  <br /><br />She said: “I drove myself, got in the plane and went home. But the thing I didn't expect or understand was just how it affected everyone.<br /><br />“So we got back and it was dark, and we drive into the zoo and there's all this media out front of the zoo.<br /><br />“And I thought, ‘You've done the story. It has been on the five o'clock news. Why are you still here?’ But then no one would have been more surprised than Steve at that, just outpouring of grief and love,” Terri said.  </p>

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The phone scam so elaborate it’s tricking Australians out of millions

<p>The Australian Federal Police is warning the public about an elaborate new scam that has duped Australians out of millions of dollars. <br /><br />It starts with a phone call in Mandarin, telling the potential victims they either have a parcel to collect, or that it is someone from the Chinese Embassy calling. <br /><br />Targeting Chinese-Australians, the caller transfers victims to someone else who convinces them their credit card or money has been used in a crime, or they’re embroiled in other fraudulent activity back home. <br /><br />Making the scam appear real, the phone numbers are masked so it appears the scammer is calling for an official channel. The caller will even encourage sceptical victims to search the number of the embassy or police station they claim to be from to appear legitimate. <br /><br />Shockingly, some people have even been convinced to stage their own kidnappings under instruction from the scammers to exhort money from their family. <br /><br />But then once the money is sent there's no more contact, numbers go dead and emails go unanswered. <br /><br />The AFP knows of 54 victims who have lost more than $5 million collectively. But state police have data which suggests the number is even higher. <br /><br />Sydney businesswoman Wendy* told <strong><em><u><a href="https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/07/18/13/51/phone-scam-chinese-embassy-recorded-message-fake-kidnapping-ransom-warning?app=applenews">9News</a></u></em></strong> how she had received a terrifying call in May claiming she was embroiled in an international money laundering operation. <br /><br />“They transferred me to China, to a police station in Shanghai, and they said I sold my bank account to a criminal,” Wendy told the publication. <br /><br />The scammers had used personal details to convince her of their legitimacy. They had even threatened the property she owns in Australia, saying it could be in jeopardy if she did not comply. <br /><br />“They said I have to … to clear myself, they led me through all of these tricks,” she said. <br /><br />“They sent me a photocopy of what to me looks like official documents from Chinese government… showed me all these documents that looked official. <br /><br />“They said if I did not cooperate with them they will work with the federal government and police here to arrest me. <br /><br />Wendy was told if she didn’t believe them to look up the phone number to check its authenticity. <br /><br />“I just didn’t realise they could use something to change the number… I didn’t know that,” she said. <br /><br />Wendy was scammed out of about $100,000 via Australian and Chinese currency when suddenly the calls stopped. She then realised she had fell victim of a scam. <br /><br />“I am in big debt now, half of the money is loaned and lots of money I borrowed from my family,” she said. <br /><br />“I thought I wouldn’t be that stupid, I just want to clear myself because I didn’t do anything wrong so I just approved everything so eventually it would be okay. <br /><br />Wendy, who has been running a business in Australia for more than 30 years, shared her story so others would hopefully not be duped like her. <br /><br />“I just want to let smart people know – never send any money to anybody no matter what they say,” she said. <br /><br />It may seem unbelievable that anyone could wire so much money to a stranger over the phone, but identity security counsellor at ID Care, Suli Malet-Warden said the scam is successful because it hits at something primal. <br /><br />“The person is wired to respond in fight or flight, turning on the limbic brain, turning off their pre-frontal cortex - rational part of the brain, the planning part, the part that would say to us 'huh that sounds really weird,'” Malet-Warden told 9News. <br /><br />“This is really good for the criminal... what this does is push us to a really primal state. <br /><br />“I've had people say they were scammed over a matter of days and in some cases staging their own kidnappings in order to get family to send money.” <br /><br />Malet-Warden said victims are terrified to the point of being in an “almost hypnotic state”, and they don’t tell anyone because they are petrified.</p>

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Aussie drivers stumped by this weird road rule question

<p>All motorists should have a sufficient grasp on road rules, but one scenario has left many motorists stumped on how they would respond.</p> <p>Queensland’s Department of Transport has tested motorists by asking them what they would do if they encountered a spooked horse on the road.</p> <p>The Department asked the tough question to its Twitter followers to see if drivers knew how to handle the situation correctly.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">You know your road rules, and now’s your chance to prove it.<br /><br />The rider's signalling that they're having trouble controlling their horse. What must the driver of the orange car do? <a href="https://t.co/gR3swu0eTO">pic.twitter.com/gR3swu0eTO</a></p> — Transport Main Roads (@TMRQld) <a href="https://twitter.com/TMRQld/status/1018655031103352832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>“You know your road rules, and now’s your chance to prove it,” read the caption on the image.</p> <p>“The rider’s signalling that they’re having trouble controlling their horse. What must the driver of the orange car do?</p> <p>“It’s for the rider’s safety, the horse’s safety, and for yours”, the Twitter post read.</p> <p>If you would respond by quickly moving around the animal, then you could receive a $2600 fine in the Sunshine State.</p> <p>In the scenario, the driver is expected to pull over to the side of the road and turn off the engine, in order to avoid distressing the horse.</p> <p>A driver can “not move the vehicle until there is no reasonable likelihood that the noise of the motor, or the movement of the vehicle, will aggravate the restiveness of the horse”.</p> <p>Other states in Australia have similar rules about giving adequate space to horses on the road, but breaking the rule in QLD can result in a maximum penalty of 20 units, which equals $2611.</p> <p>However, the rule only applies if the horse rider has raised their hand and pointed to the horse, signalling that the animal is distressed.</p> <p>Under Australian law, horses are considered vehicles and are able to be ridden on the road.</p> <p>Were you aware of this road rule? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Bring your own coffee cup at these cafes – and save 50c!

<p>Australia’s two leading coffee chains have join the ban against plastic, promising 50-cent discounts for patrons who bring in reusable cups for their coffee.</p> <p>As an incentive to cut down on plastic waste, Starbucks Australia is increasing its discount for customers who bring in their own cups from 40c to 50c, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/coffee-chains-join-ban-on-plastic-with-price-incentives-to-use-reusable-cups/news-story/fb5c64900286a8da4b0a70532a7c2722?login=1" target="_blank">The Daily Telegraph</a></strong></em></span> reports.</p> <p>The Coffee Club, which has 54 cafes across NSW, is also giving a 50c discount off the price of takeaway coffees from Saturday when customers bring their own reusable cups in.</p> <p>The move by the international coffee chains comes after Starbucks in the UK introduced a controversial “latte levy” last week, a five-pence – or 10c – surcharge on disposable coffee cups.</p> <p>Starbucks has also recently announced its commitment to eliminate all single-use plastic straws from stores by 2020.</p> <p>But experts are sceptical that the discount incentives will work.</p> <p>Marketing and consumer behaviour expert Dr Rohan Miller of University of Sydney said that people were used to living in a “convenience society”.</p> <p>“We know we always get coffee but it’s a habitual decision … we don’t really think about it,” Dr Miller said. “We want to take our own cup but it’s cumbersome, it’s a hassle so there have to be better ways of doing it.</p> <p>“That has to be almost the Italian cafe management-style where you stand at a bar, drink your coffee, give them back the cup and then go.”</p> <p>Rather than giving customers a discount, Dr Miller said charging to use plastic cups would be a more effective solution. “I think people would prefer to save money than not save money and if there’s a cost disincentive that recognises an externality associated with a single-use cup then that’s good,” he said.</p>

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Christopher Reeve’s grown up son hopes his parents are proud of him

<p>The son of the late actor Christopher Reeve has written an emotional letter to his 13-year-old self about the “lowest point” in his life.</p> <p>Will Reeve, 26, wrote his vulnerable thoughts for <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/note-to-self-will-reeve/"><strong><u>CBS</u></strong></a>’s series ‘Note to Self: Inspiring Words From Inspiring People’.</p> <p>The sports journalist lost both of his parents at a young age after his famous dad died in 2004 and his mum, Dana Reeve, died less than two years later from lung cancer.</p> <p>Will told his younger self that in all his life, there is “no obstacle greater” than learning to move through life without his parents.</p> <p>While he admits that he still doesn’t have it all figured out, he said that his focus is to live a life that will make his parents proud.</p> <p>Read his full letter here:</p> <p><em>Dear Will,</em></p> <p><em>I've got good news and bad news. I'll start with the bad, because you always need to know exactly what's going on, no matter what. That won't change, by the way. The bad news is: You're at the lowest point of your life. You're in a hospital room in New York City, and you've just said your final goodbye to Mom.</em></p> <p><em>You're 13. She's 44. Lung cancer. Never smoked. Gone, just like Dad, who died a year-and-a-half ago, which at the time was the lowest you had been. Now you're at a new bottom and you're terrified and confused and just so sad.</em></p> <p><em>But! Here's the good news: this is the low point. There's nowhere to go but up, and that's exactly where you're headed.</em></p> <p><em>You will always remember the good stuff. Dad in the driveway teaching you how to ride a bike just by telling you what to do, you trusting him so fully that you just do it. Mom's singing voice filling the air with sweetness at home and in the car to school.</em></p> <p><em>How lucky are you that in her final moments, when she finally had to accept that she was dying, Mom knew where to put you? She signed you over to the Pucci's, your next-door neighbors, your second family and now your adoptive family. You'll move in with them and love them as fiercely and fully as they love you.</em></p> <p><em>There will be times when you will feel lost. You will feel insecure, less about the braces and bad haircut you have now and more about the choices you make, the direction of your career, missteps in relationships and social settings, but don't worry.</em></p> <p><em>You'll keep playing sports and singing in musicals and you'll get good grades and make great friends and you'll feel encouraged, supported and loved.</em></p> <p><em>You love to write and it will be essential at your dream job, reporting and anchoring at ESPN, where you promised mom and dad you would work one day. When you get that call, you'll want to call them and tell them the great news and of course, you can't, but you know that they already know.</em></p> <p><em>To millions of people, they embody love and loyalty, commitment and courage, perseverance and hope. You'll make them proud by honoring your family name, not by using it for special treatment but by living a life worthy of its legacy.</em></p> <p><em>Some days, like when you join the board of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, you'll feel like you're doing a great job. Other times, like when your work-play balance gets a little too skewed toward fun, or you're lazy or rude or selfish, you'll feel nothing but shame.</em></p> <p><em>It sounds simple and clichéd, but just be you. Because you are what will make mom and dad most proud. Every moment you spent with them, they were preparing you for a life without them. You have their values and Mom's eyes and Dad's smile.</em></p> <p><em>I want you to know that we do not have all of this figured out. But you know that in the years ahead, you will face no obstacle greater than the one you are starting to overcome right now, and no matter which way your journey leads, mom and dad will be there with you every step of the way. How lucky are you?</em></p> <p><em>Sincerely, Will</em></p>

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First look at The Crown’s new Queen

<p>Fans of the hit Netflix series rejoice! The official Twitter account for cult show <em>The Crown</em> has unveiled the first look at the new Queen Elizabeth.</p> <p>Replacing the show’s current leading lady, Claire Foy, in the Golden Globe-winning series, Olivia Colman has now stepped in to play the Queen for the next two seasons, which is currently in production.</p> <p>On Monday, Netflix gave the world a sneak peek of Colman in character as the new Queen Elizabeth on the set of <em>The Crown</em>, releasing a first look of the upcoming series on Twitter.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Patience. <a href="https://t.co/7F2f2aBON3">pic.twitter.com/7F2f2aBON3</a></p> — The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheCrownNetflix/status/1018752145192050688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">16 July 2018</a></blockquote> <p>In April, Colman expressed her excitement over her chance to play the role of Queen Elizabeth in a statement, which was also released on Twitter.</p> <p>"I'm so thrilled to be part of <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Crown</em>," the actress exclaimed. </p> <p>"I was utterly gripped watching it. A proper 'just one more' feeling. I think Claire Foy is an absolute genius. She's an incredible hard act to follow. I'm basically going to re-watch every episode and copy her."</p> <p>As the series progresses through the decades of the monarchy, other cast members that are also set to be replaced are Matt Smith’s character as Prince Philip, who will be played by Tobias Menzies. Meanwhile, Helena Bonham Carter will take over the role of Princess Margaret, which was played by Vanessa Kirby.</p> <p>Bonham Carter told <em>Variety</em> at the <em>Ocean’s 8</em> premiere recently that she had already “started prepping” ahead of filming her new TV role.</p> <p>"It's exciting. We start in a few weeks, and I think we're all – we're completely terrified," Bonham Carter admitted.</p> <p>"I think also because the first two seasons were such a success, we have the onus of inheriting the responsibility of doing justice to all these genuinely famous people, and then on top of it, inheriting them from this previous generation of actors who've done such good jobs."</p> <p>Are you a fan of <em>The Crown</em>? What do you think of these new cast replacements? Tell us in the comments below.</p> <p> </p>

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Lisa Wilkinson's surprise return to Channel Nine

<p>Former Nine star Lisa Wilkinson made a surprise cameo on the network to support her son, Louis, as he competed on <em>Australian Ninja Warrior</em>. </p> <p>Lisa made her famous exit from the <em>Today</em> show in October last year but returned to Channel Nine studios in December 2017, when the episode was filmed. </p> <p>While Louis's two siblings, Billi and Jake, and his father, Peter FitzSimons, ran alongside him while he competed the course, Lisa supported him from the bleachers with the rest of the audience.</p> <p>Lisa was seen smiling as Louis attempted the challenging obstacle course, recording his efforts on her phone. </p> <p>"Although I am my parent's son, I am my own man, and I'm here to prove that today," Louis said before starting the course. </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.53846153846155px;" src="/media/7819818/louis.jpg?width=500&amp;height=281.53846153846155" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/41d1a55e34864fb29ebdd9d685cb7d90" /></p> <p>Louis, who described himself as "a strange guy who loves a good hug", said he'd "always enjoyed the weird, the wonderful and the impossible". </p> <p>Louis made it up to the third obstacle in the Ninja Warrior course, when he was wiped out at the 30-second mark. </p> <p>However, he still made it to the semi-finals, finishing in 15th place for the night. </p> <p>Lisa first hinted at her son's involvement on the show after she posted a photo of her family on the night the episode was filmed. </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BcUPmUJhlOo/" data-instgrm-version="9"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 62.5% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BcUPmUJhlOo/" target="_blank">A post shared by Lisa Wilkinson (@lisa_wilkinson)</a> on Dec 5, 2017 at 1:56am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p> </p> <p>She wrote, "Family excursion... but someone is missing for a very special reason. Would love to tell you more but I'm sworn to secrecy. Great thing is, these days I can stay up late on a school night!!! #WheresLouis?"</p>

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Palace releases official photo album of Prince Louis’ christening

<p>It has nearly been a week since Prince Louis was christened at The Chapel Royal at St James’ Palace, and now the royal family have released the official portraits from the day.</p> <p>The photos were taken by Matt Holyoak in the Morning Room at Clarence House following the christening.</p> <p>The official portraits show the 11-week-old royal being photographed with various members of his family.</p> <p>The photoshoot included three group shots and one shot of the Duchess Catherine cradling her son in the gardens of Clarence House.</p> <p>The photographer behind the royal snaps talked about what an honour it was to take the photos.</p> <p>"I was truly honoured at being asked to take the official photographs at the christening of Prince Louis, and to witness at first hand such a happy event,” he said.</p> <p>"Everyone was so relaxed and in such good spirits, it was an absolute pleasure. I only hope I have captured some of that joy in my photographs."</p> <p>Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge was baptised into the Church of England on July 9.</p> <p>The christening was an intimate gathering, with only 30 people attending the ceremony.</p> <p>Among the guests were Louis’ grandfather Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla, uncle and aunt Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, and his brother and sister Prince George and Princess Charlotte.</p> <p>Also attending the service was the Middleton family, which included Carole Middleton, Michael Middleton, James Middleton and Pippa Middleton.</p> <p>Sadly, the Queen and Prince Philip did not attend the christening.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the beautiful official christening portraits of Price Louis and his family. </p>

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