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This is how you actually pronounce Princess Eugenie’s name

<p>With Princess Eugenie soon to be walking down the aisle to marry her fiancé Jack Brooksbank in October, it’s time the world learns how to pronounce the royal's first name, because sorry to say, if you think you have been pronouncing it correctly, chances are you haven't.</p> <p>Most people are caught pronouncing the Princess's name as “You-Janie” or “You-Jee-nie” but neither of these two versions is correct according to her mother Sarah Ferguson (Fergie).</p> <p>The proper way to pronounce her name is “YOO-junnee” and if you’re still confused, Fergie even came up with a helpful guide on how to pronounce it correctly.</p> <p>“Whenever we used to meet foreign people who were struggling with it, my mum and I would help them by saying, “It’s like Use Your Knees,” Eugenie told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/5406073/pronounce-eugenie-correctly-princess-full-name/" target="_blank">The Sun</a></em>.</p> <p>“But whatever. I am now used to every pronunciation.”</p> <p>Eugenie – otherwise known as Eugenie Victoria Helena of York – shares her name with Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, and her middle name Helena is named after Princess Helena, Queen Victoria’s daughter.</p> <p>But there is a chance that the Princess may have a change in name after her wedding which will be held at Windsor Castle on October 12.</p> <p>According to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2018012245637/princess-eugenie-jack-brooksbank-title/" target="_blank">Hello!</a></em>, her new title will be a mixture of her royal status and her husband’s name, which means she will go by HRH Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank.</p> <p>This information was confirmed after it was discovered that her fiancé will remain a commoner instead of being bestowed the title of Earl of Northallerton, but Eugenie doesn’t seem to mind.</p> <p>“Eugenie couldn’t care less about titles and is perfectly happy to be Mrs Brooksbank,” a source has told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/992532/Princess-Eugenie-wedding-Royal-family-James-Brooksbank-earl-title" target="_blank">The Express</a></em>.</p>

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Waleed Aly reveals surprise obsession

<p><em>The Project</em> co-host Waleed Aly made a surprise revelation during last night’s episode, confessing that one hobby caused him to visit convenience stores in the middle of the night.</p> <p>During a segment on the show, the co-hosts discussed how gamers are being encouraged to consume energy drinks by social media influencers.</p> <p>A report by <a href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;"><u>The Daily Telegraph</u></em></strong></a> shed light on how gamers are being encouraged to use supplements so that they can stay up all night and play video games.</p> <p>Aly confessed that he would consume the energy drink  Bolt in the early hours of the morning so that he could keep playing Mario Kart.</p> <p>“As a kid I was massively into Mario Kart, I don’t think you all know this but I was one of the best Mario Kart players in the world,” the Gold Logie winner said.</p> <p>“I used to duck off to 7-11 at like three in the morning and go get [energy drinks].”</p> <p>The revelation stunned his co-hosts, with Steve Price the most shocked by the admission.</p> <p>Price asked: “Where were your parents when this was happening?</p> <p>“What were they doing letting you go running around the streets at three in the morning?”</p> <p>“Oh they didn’t let me, I just did it,” Aly said.</p> <p>Comedian Tommy Little thought his secret hobby was funny, joking that while “most kids sneak out and drink in the park and you’re like, ‘I need more energy for Mario Kart'."</p> <p>Gaming isn’t Aly’s only hidden talent, with the TV presenter also being the lead guitarist for Melbourne based band Robot Child.</p> <p>Aly performed Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’ at the 2015 Walkley Awards and Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ at the Melbourne Reclink Community Cup in 2016. </p>

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Jamie Oliver faces backlash over new product

<p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">An English MP has accused Jamie Oliver of cultural appropriation after the celebrity chef launched a new product.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Jamie has released a new range of ‘punchy jerk rice’ and the £2.30 (AUD$4) product has been hit with a wave of criticism for copying an original Jamaican recipe.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">The MP in north west London, Dawn Butler, suggested the father of five used the word 'jerk' to increase sales of his rice.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Ms Butler tweeted: “#jamieoliver @jamieoliver #jerk I'm just wondering do you know what #Jamaican #jerk actually is?"</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“It's not just a word you put before stuff to sell products. @levirootsmusic should do a masterclass. Your jerk Rice is not ok. This appropriation from Jamaica needs to stop.”</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: center; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><img style="width: 443.3566433566433px; height:500px;" src="/media/7820336/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0392f065cceb4f3593e7f7611a5214f4" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Jerk is a type of cooking that originates in Jamaica, where meat is marinated or dry-rubbed in a seasoning made up of allspice, Scotch bonnets, but usually also contains garlic, cayenne pepper and cinnamon.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Some critics also slammed the chef for using ingredients that aren’t traditional.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">"I saw this description of Jamie Oliver's Jerk Rice. On what planet can "garlic, ginger and jalapenos" be described as 'Jerk'?"</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Others have been quick to jump to Jamie’s defence, arguing that the UK is a multicultural country and that cooking different cuisines isn’t the same as cultural appropriation.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">One person tweeted: "Now while I do think Jamie needs taking down a peg or three you're all getting very silly over this appropriation stuff."</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">"If no one cooked/ate food from other cultures in the world what a boring life we'd lead."</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Replying to Ms Butler’s tweet, UK MP Neil O’Brien wrote: “If Jamie Oliver isn’t allowed to make Jerk chicken because it’s cultural 'appropriation' she’s going to go mad when she finds out about 'Jamie’s Italy'."</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below. </span></p>

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Roger Federer's rare outburst as Novak Djokovic makes history

<p>Novak Djokovic made tennis history on Monday, and for once it was the great Roger Federer on the receiving end of it.</p> <p>The Serbian won the only ATP Masters title that had eluded him thus far in his glittering career, beating the Swiss favourite 6-4 6-4 at Cincinnati.  </p> <p>Djokovic is the first man to win all nine Masters tournaments since the concept was introduced in 1990.</p> <p> “Thanks for letting me win here once,” Djokovic joked to Federer at the trophy presentation. “I didn’t play my best tennis today, but I managed.</p> <p>“It’s been a rollercoaster week.”</p> <p>As usual Federer was gracious in defeat, saying post-match: “Novak, he’s a great champion and this is what this should be about, this press conference. Not about me missing second-serve returns, it’s about him making history. That’s my opinion.”</p> <p>However, Federer’s temper flared during the match and he was handed a code violation for a rare outburst of obscenity. His frustration continued to show as the Swiss superstar angrily stared down a spectator behind him who yelled out just before he served.</p> <p>In his victory, Djokovic managed to break one of Federer’s most remarkable streaks.</p> <p>Federer has held serve in 100 consecutive games at the US tournament — which he has won seven times — but with the score locked at 3-3 in the opening set, Djokovic stopped Federer from making it 101.</p>

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The surprising way Coles staff dealt with the latest blunder from the supermarket giant

<p>Staff members at Coles have been applauded for their conduct as they worked through a technical difficulty on Sunday afternoon. After an IT glitch caused a nationwide system issue, the staff were seen handing out food, freebies and vouchers to apologise for the situation.</p> <p>The glitch, which ran for approximately three hours, caused Coles to shut down stores around the country as it was unable to process sales. Capital cities affected were Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.</p> <p>Customers took to social media to praise staff members for the way they handled the issue, with many calling for pay rises for the workers.</p> <p>“Wow! I really feel for the staff members lately! Plastic bag debacle, mini shop, issues with online shopping, plastic bag backflip again, now this! They all need a pay rise!” one user wrote.</p> <p>“These things happen. Thank you for your communication throughout the process. It’s a rare occurrence that you’re not open so I don’t think you should be criticised on the off chance you’re unable too. Keep up the great work Coles,” said another.</p> <p>A spokesperson from Coles told <em><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6075567/Coles-staff-praised-following-minor-problems.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail Australia</a></em> that they couldn’t be happier with the way their workers behaved during the glitch.</p> <p>“We are always really proud to hear these wonderful stories about team members and want to thank them for their efforts,” the spokesperson said.</p> <p>“Also, thank you to those customers who provide this positive feedback.”</p> <p>The company went on to explain the glitch and how it stopped customers from purchasing products and processing payments.</p> <p>“Due to circumstances beyond the control of our team members, some of our stores around Australia are unable to open this morning until further notice due to an IT issue which is affecting some of our registers,” the statement said.</p> <p>“We thank customers for their patience during this time and would like to assure them that we are working hard to ensure all of our stores are open again as soon as possible.”</p> <p>The outage comes after the criticism of Coles' overuse of plastic with their Little Shop campaign and the decision it made to offer plastic bags at no charge.</p> <p>The backlash came predominantly from environmentalists and customers who are conscious shoppers.</p>

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Why Aldi is the worst offender at this one thing

<p>The use of plastic packaging in supermarkets is the most trending topic at this current moment, with supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths constantly under fire for their environmentally damaging ways.</p> <p>But this time, critics have hit back at Aldi, a supermarket that has always charged for plastic bags. However, this time it isn’t their bag policy that’s causing a stir. Instead, the German giant is being criticised for its plastic-wrapped fruit and veg.</p> <p>While all supermarkets wrap their produce in cling wrap, Aldi seems to be the worst offender with having the highest amount of plastic covered fruit than any other supermarket.</p> <p>Speaking to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/aldi-big-offender-when-it-comes-to-plasticwrapped-fruit-and-veg/news-story/ec40035adab6ee4c151554bbbf2fcd2d" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em>, Aldi said that while they were committed to minimising the use of plastic, their current practices help their stores run more efficiently.</p> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://iview.abc.net.au/show/war-on-waste?WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=Corp_TV%7cAdWords:war%20on%20waste_e_g_283530391664_&amp;gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-f210dPe3AIVDK6WCh32rgAQEAAYASAAEgICNfD_BwE&amp;gclsrc=aw.ds" target="_blank"><em>ABC’s War on Waste</em></a> program, host Craig Reucassel, teamed up with a group of activists as they took part in a so-called “plastic-attack".</p> <p>Anita Horan – one of the campaigners, took Reucassel to her local Aldi.</p> <p>“So, we have two types of cut celery both sealed in plastic and I don’t see any loose celery at all, so they are forcing you to buy plastic,” she said.</p> <p>Alongside that was a three-pack of avocados wrapped in plastic, with Ms Horan highlighting the wasteful nature of bulk buy packs.</p> <p>“A lot of people say it increases your food waste because you have to buy half a kilo and I might only want a few grams.”</p> <p>Produce such as corn cobs, iceberg lettuce and zucchini were just some of the few veggies that were covered in plastic packaging.</p> <p>“I bet this is about being quick at the till. They don’t care about [the plastic] and then that pile at the end was enormous,” said Reucassel about the issue.</p> <p>Aldi is known for efficiency, so Reucassel’s theory has been backed by the head of Aldi Australia, Tom Daunt.</p> <p>“It adds a tiny amount of incremental cost to add packaging, but it keeps the product fresher and it keeps customer’s hands off,” he told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nine.com.au/" target="_blank">Nine</a></em> last year. It’s also easier to stack plastic cartons on shelves, and the plastic packaging ensures that staff can scan produce instead of weighing it.</p> <p>In the end, the quicker the till service, the less staff you need, and wages are a large cost for any company.</p> <p>While Woolworths and Coles are also <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/finance/money-banking/why-woolies-and-coles-are-refusing-to-serve-customers-with-plastic-containers" target="_blank">guilty of this practice</a>, the key difference is that plastic-free produce is readily available at the two supermarkets.</p> <p>An Aldi spokeswoman told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/aldi-big-offender-when-it-comes-to-plasticwrapped-fruit-and-veg/news-story/ec40035adab6ee4c151554bbbf2fcd2d" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em> that the company is looking into ways to be more environmentally friendly.</p> <p>“We are actively focused on reducing our reliance on plastics. As a first step, we are working to improve packaging solutions that include greater use of recyclables and recycled content,” she said.</p> <p>“The packaging of our fresh produce helps with the product quality and preservation, as well as the efficiency of our operations. For example, the packaging protects product, extends its shelf life and enables a more efficient checkout experience.</p> <p>“We are working towards improving our practices and will continue to reduce reliance on packaging. Over the coming years, our customers can expect to see changes in our stores that reflect our commitment to protecting the environment.”</p> <p>Do you prefer your produce wrapped in plastic or do you buy them loose? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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How the Royal Family celebrated Princess Anne’s 68th birthday

<p>The Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, celebrated her 68th birthday in private with her loved ones on August 15. But the royal family did take to their official social media accounts to wish the Princess Royal’s a very happy birthday.</p> <p>The Queen's Twitter account shared a beautiful photo of Her Majesty's daughter in a turquoise ensemble, taken in June when Anne attended Ascot.</p> <p>The photo was caption: "Wishing HRH The Princess Royal a very Happy Birthday! #HappyBirthdayHRH</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Wishing HRH The Princess Royal a very Happy Birthday! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyBirthdayHRH?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HappyBirthdayHRH</a> <a href="https://t.co/HXdM43qa5i">pic.twitter.com/HXdM43qa5i</a></p> — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1029641201752920064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>It was revealed earlier this year that Princess Anne is the hardest working royal, fulfilling 540 official duties so far this year. This feat did not go unrecognised by the royal family, who acknowledge the Queen’s daughters hard work.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">The Princess Royal has a busy schedule of engagements which see her travel widely across the UK and overseas. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyBirthdayHRH?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HappyBirthdayHRH</a> <a href="https://t.co/ra8WYowLoW">pic.twitter.com/ra8WYowLoW</a></p> — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1029644377768046592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>"The Princess Royal has a busy schedule of engagements which see her travel widely across the UK and overseas. #HappyBirthdayHRH," the Royal Family captioned a series of snaps of Anne serving her royal duties.</p> <p>The 68-year-old's tireless charity work as well as her love for equestrian were also acknowledged on her birthday.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Known for her love of horses and an equestrian career which saw her compete in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, Her Royal Highness is involved with riding for the disabled organisations across the Commonwealth. <a href="https://t.co/1tEMrRCYBB">pic.twitter.com/1tEMrRCYBB</a></p> — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1029644484378877952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Sharing a flashback photograph of Anne and one of her horses, the royal family wrote on Twitter: "Known for her love of horses and an equestrian career which saw her compete in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, Her Royal Highness is involved with riding for the disabled organisations across the Commonwealth."</p> <p>Charles, The Prince of Wales, and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, also took to their official social media account to share their well wishes.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Happy Birthday to HRH The Princess Royal. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyBirthdayHRH?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HappyBirthdayHRH</a> <a href="https://t.co/61MsC1BOy1">pic.twitter.com/61MsC1BOy1</a></p> — Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) <a href="https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse/status/1029647506655916033?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>"Happy Birthday to HRH The Princess Royal. #HappyBirthdayHRH," Clarence House captioned a picture from 2009 of Prince Charles and his sister laughing.</p> <p> </p>

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Why Prince Charles might not be King Charles

<p>When the Prince of Wales eventually succeeds his mother to the British throne, there is a chance that he might opt to use another name in his new position rather than Charles.</p> <p>The Queen ‘s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter, who wrote the book On Duty with the Queen, has revealed that Charles may choose one of his middle names for his official title when he is crowned king.</p> <p>In an interview with <a href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;">Hello</em></strong></span></a> magazine, Mr Arbiter said: “He might choose one of his other names Philip, Arthur or George.”</p> <p>Charles would join a long list of his royal ancestors who also opted to change their names once they ascended the throne.</p> <p>Charles’s maternal grandfather Albert Frederick Arthur George, known to his family as ‘Bertie’, chose to go by King George VI in honour of his late father.</p> <p>King Edward VII’s first name was Albert, but chose his second name, Edward.</p> <p>Charles will also gain other significant titles, including the Duke of Lancaster, Defender of the Faith, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, Head of the Commonwealth, and King of other Realms and Territories.</p> <p>“[Charles will] also be Lord of the Man (Isle of Man) and Duke of Normandy,” Mr Arbiter said.</p> <p>“But generally he’ll only be known as King.”</p> <p>Mr Arbiter also believes Camilla will become Queen Consort when her husband becomes King.</p> <p>Mr Arbiter shared that he thinks Camilla will be a good support to Charles, because of her “sense of fun and humour”.</p> <p>The title Camilla will receive when Charles become King has been long debated since the pair married in 2005, with Clarence House maintaining it is “intended” she will be known as “Princess Consort”.</p> <p>However, royal insiders have reportedly said that Charles wants to see her receive the title of Queen Consort.</p> <p>Earlier this year, Clarence House and Buckingham Palace removed any mention of her possible titles from their official websites.</p> <p>“This is one question that Clarence House has not been asked by the public for some time, which is why it no longer features,” a spokesman said at the time.</p> <p>What name do you think Prince Charles should choose when he becomes King? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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“We owe them”: The adorable initiative that’s helping our Aussie farmers

<p>Rachel Allen, a sheep farmer based in Yass, NSW has been hand-feeding her sheep for over two months in an attempt to keep them alive throughout the worst drought in almost a hundred years. Now, she’s facing another problem – mothers are rejecting their newborn lambs due to low feed.</p> <p>During droughts, mothers tend to reject their young, so they could look after their own survival. After having lost three lambs to the harsh weather conditions, Ms Allen ordered 10 hand-knitted jumpers for the babies in the hopes that it will keep them warm.</p> <p>With the conditions deteriorating for our Aussie farmers, Ms Allen said she only had 10 bales of hay left, and to be able to afford costs, she sold three of her horses.</p> <p>“It’s pretty bad,” she said. “We’re hand-feeding every two days to all our sheep and feeding horses twice a day. There’s just no grass for anything.”</p> <p>With very little grass left, Ms Allen along with other farmers, are desperately hoping for rain. In the meantime, <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.cwaofnsw.org.au/" target="_blank">The Country Women’s Association (CWA)</a></em> has asked knitters across Australia to come together and knit for a good cause.</p> <p>The jumpers, which are knitted for lambs, are helping them stay warm and alive.</p> <p>“The lambs are weakened from the extreme cold and the lack of feed available. The mothers have been rejecting the weakest lambs, so before the jumpers came I was keeping the weakest ones inside in a box next to the heater,” said Ms Allen.</p> <p>The initiative was started by Marie Knight – a sheep farmer from Tannabar, a town south of Coonabarabran in NSW. Having launched the campaign through Facebook in late July, she now has the support of the CWA and is hoping to better the conditions after witnessing first-hand how the weather can affect lambs and farmers around the nation.</p> <p>“Many farmers are stressed about how long this drought has been going, and a lot of ewes are having twins for some reason, so they are struggling to feed their babies,” says Ms Knight.</p> <p>“The jumpers are very easy to make.</p> <p>“You can save an animal’s life and put a smile on the face of a farmer – and they could really use that right now!”</p> <p>Crafty Frog, a craft shop located in Canberra, is also sending woolly jumpers to farmers around NSW and surrounding regions of the ACT. Store owner Laura MacKinnon said that she gets countless requests each day from farmers requesting jumpers and quilts for their lambs.</p> <p>“If farmers haven’t already requested the jumpers, we seek out farmers and offer them our knitting, crocheting and sewing services.</p> <p>“These jumpers are helping to keep the lambs warm and alive,” Ms MacKinnon said.</p> <p>“We owe them. It’s time to support our farmers and show them that we love and care for them and their livelihood”.</p> <p class="content-body__paragraph" data-reactid=".rrxsn04uu4.0.0.4.0.0.0.1.0.3.$7.$0">Have a go using the pattern below:</p> <p class="content-body__paragraph" data-reactid=".rrxsn04uu4.0.0.4.0.0.0.1.0.3.$7.$0">The jumper is knitted all in one.<br />Use ONLY 8 ply acrylic yarn (pure wool not suitable for conditions).</p> <p data-reactid=".rrxsn04uu4.0.0.4.0.0.0.1.0.3.$7.$1"><a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/news/real-life/baby-lamb-jumper-knitting-pattern-50649"><em>Women's Day</em></a> Knitting Pattern</p> <p data-reactid=".rrxsn04uu4.0.0.4.0.0.0.1.0.3.$7.$1">As a tension guide:<br />Size 5mm needles<br />(tight knitters)<br />Size 4.5mm needles<br />(loose knitter)<br />Cast on 44 stitches, work<br />18 rows in K2, P2 rib.<br />Work 30 rows in<br />stocking stitch.</p> <p data-reactid=".rrxsn04uu4.0.0.4.0.0.0.1.0.3.$7.$2">To shape sleeves:<br />Cast on 12 stitches at beginning of next two rows, at the same time change to rib stitch for 22 more rows.</p> <p data-reactid=".rrxsn04uu4.0.0.4.0.0.0.1.0.3.$7.$3">Shape neck:<br />First row rib 21, cast off<br />26 stitches, rib 21.<br />Next row rib 21, cast on<br />26 stitches, rib 21.<br />Work 22 rows in K2, P2 rib.<br />Work 30 rows in<br />stocking stitch.<br />Work 18 rows K2, P2 rib.<br />Cast off.</p> <p data-reactid=".rrxsn04uu4.0.0.4.0.0.0.1.0.3.$7.$4">Please send your baby lamb jumpers to:<br />Coonabarabran Times<br />44 Dalgarno Street (PO Box 6)<br />Coonabarabran NSW 2357</p> <p>If you’re wanting to lend a helping hand, then check out <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/CraftyFrog/" target="_blank">Crafty Frog Facebook page</a></em> or the <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/lambjumpershelpingourfarmers/" target="_blank">Lamb Jumpers “Helping Our Farmers” Facebook page</a></em> for more information.</p>

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Georgie Gardner’s horror interview with MP

<p>Fraser Anning took to live TV this morning to double-down on why he used a term associated with the Nazi plan to kill millions of Jews in his maiden speech to Parliament yesterday.</p> <p>In his controversial speech, the Queensland crossbench senator called for a “final solution” plebiscite on which migrants come to Australia, as well as calling for a Muslim ban and a return to the White Australia policy.</p> <p>Appearing on the Today show, host Georgie Gardner asked him why he was targeting Muslims.</p> <p>“I think that we can’t take the risk of bringing people into this country that commit crimes like the Bourke Street massacre or the one we just saw in London today,” he said. “I think we have to protect Australian citizens.”</p> <p>He claimed that for every 1000 Muslims brought into Australia, there are “50 that want to kill us”. He also added that “Apex gangs in Melbourne” are entirely made up of Muslims.</p> <p>“I don’t want those people in this country,” he said. “People are being murdered by these people.”</p> <p class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fiwakeupwithtoday%2Fvideos%2F1120618881420675%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></p> <p>When asked about his use of the Nazi term “final solution” in his speech yesterday, he said he “didn’t even think” about whether it would be offensive.</p> <p>“All I said was the final solution to the immigration problem is a vote of the Australian people,” he said. “That has nothing to do with the ‘Final Solution’, the thought police got onto that.</p> <p>“For everyone to take it out of context is a joke and try and shutdown debate.”</p> <p>Gardner replied that it was “far from a joke” and asked whether he would like to apologise.</p> <p>But Anning refused, saying: “Good men died for our right to say whatever we want to say and use whatever words we want to use.</p> <p>“If people want to take it out of context that’s entirely up to them. It was never meant to denigrate the Jewish community and it’s two words and if that offends anyone unfortunately that’s the way it has to be.</p> <p>“I don’t regret anything Georgie. I’m not going to apologise or regret anything I say.”</p> <p>He finished the interview by bizarrely claiming Australia was on a “march towards another communist state”.</p> <p>Yesterday, the Katter’s Australia Party upper house MP called for an end to Muslim immigration and an immigration program that favours “European Christian” values.</p> <p>In his speech, Anning also claimed a majority of Australian Muslims live on welfare and do not work.</p> <p>“While all Muslims are not terrorists, certainly all terrorists these days are Muslims,” Senator Anning said.</p> <p>“So why would anyone want to bring more of them here?” He called for the government to ban all welfare payments to migrants in the first five years of living in Australia, labelling many asylum seekers as “welfare seekers”.</p> <p>Senator Anning also wants a plebiscite on who comes to the country to allow people to decide whether they want “wholesale non-English speaking immigrants from the third world”.</p> <p>“The final solution to the immigration problem is of course a popular vote,” he said.</p> <p>The speech immediately prompted a backlash from politicians, as well as thousands on social media.</p> <p>But the Senator refused to backdown, releasing a statement overnight to “repudiate baseless allegations”.</p> <p>He said that people on the left were trying to shut down immigration debate.</p> <p>“Claims that the words meant anything other than the ultimate solution to any political question is always a popular vote are simply ridiculous,” Senator Anning said in a statement.</p> <p>“Anyone who actually reads them in context will realise this.”</p>

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The sad reason Australia's dwindling koala population is under threat

<p>The NSW Government has revealed its 'road kill' <span>numbers are increasing per year despite having special tunnels, bridges and fencing in place to avoid coming into contact with wildlife. One of the many incidents where an innocent koala was killed, took place was in 2017 and it was recorded on video.</span></p> <p>The heartbreaking footage shows a young koala trapped inside St Helena tunnel, near Byron Bay in NSW, as it attempts to crawl to safety but sadly does not make it in time.</p> <p>The driver, who refused to follow tunnel operators’ instructions as they attempted to save the koala’s life, merges into the closed lane, giving the poor koala no chance.</p> <p>The video, which is one of many in the ‘road kill’ files belonging to the State Government, was obtained under freedom of information laws from NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).</p> <p>The files, which highlight where koalas are being killed around NSW, includes five years of incident reports from the Pacific Highway, where 68 koalas have been killed to date.</p> <p>With dozens of koalas being killed every year, their population is lessening on the NSW north coast, and they are being classified as ‘locally endangered’.</p> <p>The video shows the event that happened after an RMS tunnel operator saw “something flapping” on a surveillance camera.</p> <p>The operator realised the object was an injured koala after zooming in to the footage.</p> <p>The report states that around 3:00am: “The tunnel operators turned the UHF radio on Channel 29 and questioned why the truck driver had disobeyed traffic directions and ran over the animal. [The] truck driver brushed it off stating there is no need to rescue the animal now.”</p> <p>The tunnel was then shut down for incoming traffic as rescue volunteers attempted to recover the koala's body.</p> <p>According to the <em><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-13/nsw-government-road-kill-files-reveal-states-koala-plight/10088916" target="_blank">ABC</a></em>, no charges were made against the truck driver for failing to listen to instructions or for killing the koala. </p> <p>Have you ever hit a wild animal by accident whilst driving? Share your story with us in the comments below. </p>

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“They don’t care”: Barnaby Joyce makes extraordinary claim about Kmart shoppers

<p>Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has made an extraordinary claim about Kmart shoppers.</p> <p>During a media conference in Canberra on energy policy and the drought, Joyce suggested “people in the local Kmart” did not care about climate change.</p> <p>“No 1 for the area is drought and what is happening now,” the member for New England said on Monday. “The other thing is power prices.</p> <p>“The issue is this: people in the Kmart, people in the local pub, they don’t care about the Paris agreement. It means nothing to them. It has no purpose.</p> <p>“What matters to them is this: that they can be able to afford their power bills and they currently cannot. It’s not about power prices staying where they are. They are too high. They’ve got to go down.”</p> <p>The Paris Agreement, made in 2015, requires Australia to cut emissions to 26 per cent less than the 2005 level by 2030.</p> <p>Shoppers were quick to take to social media to hit back at Joyce’s link between Kmart shoppers and not caring about climate change.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">I am a person who is often in Kmart, and I care about the Paris Agreement <a href="https://t.co/TekX6uXMfX">https://t.co/TekX6uXMfX</a></p> — Jacqueline Maley (@JacquelineMaley) <a href="https://twitter.com/JacquelineMaley/status/1028820767260082176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 13, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">A friend who cares deeply about the Paris agreement tells me they read this story on their way to Kmart. <a href="https://t.co/7bhMDg15G0">https://t.co/7bhMDg15G0</a></p> — Jared Owens (@jaredowens) <a href="https://twitter.com/jaredowens/status/1028856841231466497?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 13, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">I was at KMart yesterday &amp; bought a new squeaky dog toy and a picture frame that turned out to be the wrong size, but I still cared about the Paris Agreement while doing so</p> — rebekkap (@rebekkap) <a href="https://twitter.com/rebekkap/status/1028853006052163584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 13, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">The old Kmart test. <a href="https://t.co/O7dNIEhAQl">https://t.co/O7dNIEhAQl</a></p> — James Hall (@James_P_Hall) <a href="https://twitter.com/James_P_Hall/status/1028842713834172417?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 13, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>According to Kmart’s website, the environmental policy states: “By December 2020, we will reduce average store energy use (and therefore greenhouse gas emissions) by at least 20 per cent.”</p>

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Shopper's warning over Woolworths' sneaky bag charge

<p>A man charged for bringing his own bag to Woolworths is outraged after the supermarket giant charged him 8 cents for 8 bags.</p> <p>Jason Taylor posted a photo of his receipt on Facebook after a ‘BYO Bag’ charge was added onto his total, with 1 bag costing 1 cent.</p> <p>“Go Woolworths. Charging us to use our own bags,” he wrote on Facebook.</p> <p>The post, which has now gone viral has people outraged as they look back to check their own receipts.</p> <p>“Trust Woolworths to be sneaky,” said one user.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpermalink.php%3Fstory_fbid%3D10156959500914276%26id%3D594594275&amp;width=500" width="500" height="472" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>Others felt differently, as they sided with the supermarket claiming it must have been a mistake. “My local Woolies doesn’t charge me extra money for using my own bags. They’ve been giving me 30 extra reward points each time I shop and bring my own bag,” said Facebook user Morgan Leathley.</p> <p>A spokesperson from Woolworths has claimed that the charge was a result of a technical error and if customers choose to bring their own bag, they will not be charged for it, instead, they will be rewarded according to the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns/woolworths-assures-its-customers-will-not-be-charged-for-byo-bag-after-admitting-technical-error/news-story/4ffc523c9cda6e420b4e432d8ce255c7" target="_blank"><em><u>Cairns Post</u></em></a>.</p> <p>“At Woolworths, you will receive 30 Woolworths Rewards points when you use your own reusable bags when shopping with us,” the spokesperson said.</p> <p>“This customer appears to have been impacted by a technical error during the switchover from the old rewards offer on Wednesday.</p> <p>“We sincerely apologise for this error and ask them to keep their receipt and next time they’re in store they should speak with the store manager or service desk manager and they will rectify this for them.”</p>

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Double car crash survivor Sophie Delezio opens up about her greatest passion: “I just love the freedom”

<p>Sophie Delezio has opened up about up the passion which helped strengthen her confidence, following the horrific car crash 15 years ago that altered the course of her life.</p> <p>The 17-year-old said that acting allows her to feel truly “free” while teaching her new things about herself, as she prepares to graduate school and sit her HSC exams.</p> <p>In an interview with the <a href="https://www.smh.com.au"><em style="font-weight: inherit;"><u><strong>Sydney Morning Herald</strong></u></em></a> Sophie said: “Instantly, I am no longer Sophie. I am whatever character I am playing.”</p> <p>“I think I was four [when I started]. I just love the freedom and the difference – each day you never do the same thing.”</p> <p>In a few weeks, Sophie will perform a monologue from <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Handmaid’s Tale</em> for her drama practical examination.</p> <p>“I'd never really found a script before that I loved so much, that I really was motivated to do," she said.</p> <p>"As long as you know how to do it, how to portray it truthfully, [then] no matter what the storyline is, or who you are playing, you can always draw on life experience or an experience you've seen someone else go through and bring it to your character."</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/Bc8PWCChlYM/?utm_source=ig_embed" 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/Bc8PWCChlYM/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">A post shared by SOPHIE LEZIO (@sophi.e.d)</a> on Dec 20, 2017 at 2:43pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Sophie has showed great strength following the December 2003 car crash, when a 68-year-old driver suffered a seizure and crashed into the wall of Sophie’s childcare centre.</p> <p>Seven toddlers were injured in the crash; however, Sophie suffered the greatest impact – receiving burns to 85 per cent of her body and losing both feet and one hand.</p> <p>In 2006, Sophie was the victim of another incident when she was hit by a car while being pushed in a wheelchair over a pedestrian crossing by a nanny.</p> <p>After the hit, Sophie was flung 18 metres through the air and suffered a heart attack, a broken jaw and a broken shoulder.</p> <p>While Sophie is unsure what career path she will pursue after she finishes school, the hardworking student’s future is bright, already proving her resilience by getting a part-time job and receiving her driver’s license.</p> <p>“I'm very excited," she said.</p> <p>"I'm emotional because I don't want to leave high school but by the end of Year 12 you are ready for it to be over."</p>

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How the Queen will 'initiate' Meghan into the royal family

<p>Meghan Markle has eased into her role as the Duchess of Sussex, being welcomed into the royal family with open arms by her new in-laws and the public.</p> <p>Now, Meghan will soon experience an ‘initiation’ into the family as she visits the Queen’s summer getaway, Balmoral.</p> <p>It will be her first trip to the Scottish residence since she married Prince Harry in May.</p> <p>It is believed that Harry and Meghan visited Balmoral when they were engaged last year, to introduce the Queen to the former actress over tea.</p> <p>Speaking to the <strong style="font-style: inherit;"><em><a href="https://www.express.co.uk/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Express</span></a> </em></strong>in London, royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said the trip was part of her royal initiation.</p> <p>“An invitation to Balmoral, where the Queen is expected to remain until September, is traditionally part of the initiation into the Royal family,” he said.</p> <p>The royal commentator explained that staying at Balmoral upon the request of the Queen was an initiation to introduce non-royal partners into the family, as seen when Princess Diana was introduced there in the early 1980s.</p> <p>Diana passed the test but later complained she was bored while staying there.</p> <p>Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince Andrew and his two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, will also make an appearance at the estate.</p> <p>Reportedly, the Queen takes an active role in hosting her family and hides small gifts for them.</p> <p>Balmoral, which is said to be the Queen’s favourite place to stay, is a nice retreat for the royal family as it is off-limits to media and the public.</p> <p>The 92-year-old started her summer holiday on Monday, arriving at the residence alone as Prince Philip is still recovering from hip surgery.</p> <p>Prince William and Kate are also expected to pay a visit to Balmoral, with the couple rarely being seen in public since the christening of Prince Louis last month.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children have recently been holidaying in the private Caribbean island of Mustique with the Middleton family. </p>

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Barnaby Joyce: “I have to repair my relationship with my daughters”

<p>Barnaby Joyce admits it will take “a long period of time” to repair his relationship with his four daughters, following his affair with staff member Vikki Campion that saw lose his role as Deputy Prime Minister.</p> <p>In February, it was revealed the then-National Party Leader was in a relationship with Campion, who has since given birth to their first child, son Sebastian.</p> <p>Speaking on the <em>Today</em> show on Wednesday to promote his new autobiography, <em>Weatherboard and Iron</em>, Joyce acknowledged he had “made mistakes” when it came to his family. </p> <p>“With hindsight you can look back and see the mistakes you made and how you could’ve been a better person,” Joyce told host Georgie Gardner. </p> <p>“I actually note that in the [book] … how I could be a better man for Caroline, for Odette, for Bridgette, for Julia, for Nat, for Vikki and for Seb. </p> <p>“I know the mistakes I’ve made, but I don’t just want to dwell on that because I think that’s really limiting and egotistical.”</p> <p class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fiwakeupwithtoday%2Fvideos%2F2135706069797380%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></p> <p>When Gardner asked why there were no photographs of his daughters in the book, Joyce said he wanted to shield his daughters from the public.</p> <p>“They are the love of my life - I dedicated the book to them. I know, also, I’m kind of protective,” he explained.<br /><br />“I know the public spotlight and, to be honest, the damage it created to me, and so I’m less inclined to throw other people out there. <br /><br />“In fact, one of the things I say [in the book] is, ‘I wished I had lived a different life that had kept you out of the glare of the public spotlight’. Maybe if I had my time again … I would have lived it entirely differently.”</p> <p>However, his new book contains a photo of his baby son Sebastian, who has also appeared on television during Joyce and Campion’s <strong><u><a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/2018/05/barnaby-joyce-and-vikki-campion-paid-$150000-for-sunday-night-interview/">much touted interview on <em>Sunday Night</em>.</a></u></strong></p> <p>“Obviously, people have been discussing Sebastian. He’s been on television,” the father of five tells Gardner. <br /><br />“Basically, a lot of young children look the same. Adults look different, they have their own personality, and I just know what it’s like to be in the public spotlight.</p> <p>“I don’t particularly want my daughters to be any more in the public spotlight than what I’ve put them.”<br />Joyce revealed he has been in contact with his daughters, but knows that he still has to do more to reconnect with them.</p> <p>“When you talk about repairing the relationship, that’s something I have to do, Georgie, and I have to do over a long period of time,” he told Gardner.</p> <p>“The book neither assists nor detracts, I hope, from that.”</p> <p>Joyce’s four daughters have not spoken publicly about their father, but his estranged wife Natalie took a swipe at her husband and Campion for accepting a large payment for a televised interview about their affair. </p> <p>Speaking to <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em><a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/news/local-news/natalie-joyce-breaks-her-silence-49318">The Australian Women’s Weekly</a></em></strong></span> in July, the teacher said: “For the girls to see their dad for the first time with a child they have yet to meet ... it was all we could do to watch it without throwing a brick at the TV.”</p> <p>Natalie also stressed that her daughters were “the real victims” of Joyce’s actions, adding that her decision to speak publicly about the scandal was because of her daughters. <br /><br />"I'm doing this so the girls will feel empowered and know their mum stood up and defended our fine name," the Tamworth-based mum said. <br /><br />"I want to give them plenty of reasons to feel proud of at least one of their parents.”</p>

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Grant Denyer finally addresses those pregnancy rumours

<p>Grant Denyer has increased speculation that another baby is on the cards for him and wife Cheryl during Wednesday’s 2DayFM breakfast show.</p> <p>During the ‘Truth Booth’ segment, a listener called in to Em, Grant and Ed to ask if Grant’s family would be growing anytime soon.</p> <p>After stalling to avoid the question, Grant finally confessed that he has a feeling twins will be in their future.</p> <p>"I don't know if we've completely closed the door. Exactly …" Grant said in response to the question, after prompting from his co-hosts.</p> <p>"We have about 17 sets of twins in our extended family tree and it's been a while since we've had some, so I have this deep down feeling it's gonna be twins."</p> <p>Rumours of a new baby for the couple exploded after the TV and radio host pointed at his wife’s belly on the Logies red carpet.</p> <p>Speculation increased even more after Cheryl gave a sly hint during an interview with Woman’s Day.</p> <p>She admitted they were heading off on a romantic holiday to Mauritius to spend some time together before the family grows bigger.</p> <p>"The girls would be great big sisters – they're very keen for us to have another child. They'd love a little boy!" she said.</p> <p>While the couple may be feeling clucky, Grant previously revealed how he gets annoyed when people ask if he wants another child just so he can have a boy.</p> <p>“What offends me is when people go, and I’ve had this quite a few times, ‘Ahh you’ve got two girls, clearly you want to go for a boy,’ like you wouldn’t be happy with two girls,” he explained.</p> <p>“I adore my two girls and I don’t need anymore in my life,” he continued.</p> <p>“They are the loves of my life and they’re daddy’s girls. We don’t feel like there’s anything missing.”</p> <p>Grant has revealed how the gender shaming of his two girls, Sailor, 6, and Scout, 2, has impacted him.</p> <p>“I had a guy come to me when Sailor was born and he goes, ‘So you had a girl first, are you a bit disappointed it wasn’t a boy, like you must want an heir?’</p> <p>“But I’m not currently the head of a royal family,” Grant said.</p> <p>“I was so angry. We’d managed to bring a human into the world who we loved more than anything, like how can you be disappointed?”</p>

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Here’s how many times you actually need to reuse your shopping bags

<p><strong><em>Trevor Thornton is a Lecturer at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Deakin University.</em></strong></p> <p>The plastic bag ban by the major supermarkets (and Coles’ pivot <a href="https://theconversation.com/why-coles-plastic-bag-backflip-leaves-us-worse-off-than-before-100891">away from its ban after backlash</a>, then pivot <a href="https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/coles-flips-again-on-plastic-bag-ban-puts-end-date-on-freebies-20180802-p4zv13.html"><em>back</em> to the ban after a backlash to the backlash</a>) has left plenty of people scratching their heads.</p> <p>What are the best replacements for single-use plastic bags? Given that reusable bags are much sturdier, how many times must we use them to compensate for their larger environmental impact?</p> <p>The simple answer is that there is no simple answer. However, a kind of research called “life cycle assessment” can help us work out the impact of common types of reusable bags.</p> <p><strong>Life cycle assessments</strong></p> <p>I am not aware of any Australian studies of plastic-bag substitutes. Research conducted overseas can offer a basic guide.</p> <p>Life cycle assessments consider a <a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267980535_LIFE_CYCLE_ASSESSMENT_OF_SUPERMARKET_CARRIER_BAGS_AND_OPPORTUNITY_OF_BIOPLASTICS">wide range</a> of factors, including raw materials, manufacturing, transport, and eventual disposal.</p> <p>Looking at all of these elements, researchers calculate greenhouse gas emissions, waste disposal, water and energy consumption and a variety of other impacts.</p> <p>To complicate the decision further, if you choose a plastic bag, is it made from virgin resin or from recycled plastic? Even if the bag is recycled, transport is an issue – where was it made? Printing on the bag also adds to the environmental burden.</p> <p>Finally, what happens to the bags when they can no longer meet their purpose? Are they recycled, reused as bin liners, or thrown away immediately?</p> <p><strong>How many times must a bag be reused?</strong></p> <p>Once all of this information has been distilled, scientists can usually offer a fairly straightforward guide: the number of times a given bag should be reused when compared to the standard supermarket plastic bag.</p> <p>A <a href="https://www2.mst.dk/Udgiv/publications/2018/02/978-87-93614-73-4.pdf">2018 Danish study</a>, looking at the number of times a bag should be reused before being used as a bin liner and then discarded, found that:</p> <ul> <li><em>polypropylene bags</em> (most of the green reusable bags found at supermarkets) should be used <strong>37 times</strong></li> <li><em>paper bags</em> should be used <strong>43 times</strong></li> <li><em>cotton bags</em> should be used <strong>7,100 times</strong>.</li> </ul> <p>Another <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/291023/scho0711buan-e-e.pdf">UK study</a>, which only considered the climate change impact, found that to have lower global warming potential than single-use plastic bags:</p> <ul> <li><em>paper bags</em> should be used <strong>three times</strong></li> <li><em>low-density polyethylene bags</em> (the thicker plastic bags commonly used in supermarkets) should be used <strong>four times</strong></li> <li><em>non-woven polypropylene bags</em> should be used <strong>11 times</strong></li> <li><em>cotton bags</em> should be used <strong>131 times</strong>.</li> </ul> <p>Note, however, that if a plastic bag is reused (even as a bin liner) the number of times an alternative needs to be used increases.</p> <p>It’s worth noting that, according to the 2018 Danish study, using organic cotton has a greater environmental impact than non-organic due to higher production costs. Our assumptions about what is environmentally friendly don’t always stand up to scrutiny.</p> <p>A <a href="https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&amp;context=cudp_environment">2014 study in the United States</a> found that reusable LDPE and polypropylene bags do have a lower environmental impact than the usual plastic bags found in supermarkets – but only if they are reused enough times. This study found that about 40% of shoppers forgot to bring their reusable bags and therefore end up using the plastic bags. This then adds to the environmental burden of shopping.</p> <p>One final consideration is how many bags you need. The Danish researchers equalised the volume of the bags so that evaluations were made on the same volume of space (this meant that for some assessments it was necessary to consider the impact of two bags).</p> <p>As with all matters environmental, it’s essential that we have the right knowledge to make informed decisions. After looking at all this data, here are the things I’d like you to remember:</p> <ol> <li>whatever bag type you use, use it as many times as possible</li> <li>choose bags made from recyclable materials</li> <li>avoid bags that have printing or decorations – these alone can add significantly to the environmental burden of the bag</li> <li>never allow a bag to become litter – recycle, reuse and repurpose your bags.</li> </ol> <p><em>Written by Trevor Thornton. Republished with permission of <strong><u><a href="https://theconversation.com/heres-how-many-times-you-actually-need-to-reuse-your-shopping-bags-101097">The Conversation.</a> </u></strong></em></p>

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