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Katherine Kelly Lang surprises Bold and the Beautiful Aussie superfan

<p>Katherine Kelly Lang has come to the Land Down Under to give a generous gift to an Aussie superfan.</p> <p><em>The Bold and the Beautiful </em>star appeared on <em>Studio 10</em><span> </span>on Wednesday to greet 32-year-old Adelaide woman Sammie, who is an avid viewer of the daytime drama.</p> <p>Sammie shared that she has a tattoo of five characters on her arm: Brooke Logan – who is played by Lang – along with Stephanie Forrester, Eric Forrester, Sally Spectra and Ridge Forrester.</p> <p>Lang rewarded Sammie with tickets to visit the show’s set in Los Angeles.</p> <p>“As you know, <em>The Bold and the Beautiful </em>is very popular throughout the world,” Lang told Sammie through a video link.</p> <p>“But we wouldn’t be here, we wouldn’t be doing the show if it weren’t for our loyal, lovely wonderful fans.</p> <p>“Sammie’s a superfan, she’s been watching forever and has seen almost every episode and of course she shows her love for the show in interesting ways with her favourite characters.</p> <p>“So we have chosen you among so many amazing fans … to come take a flight to Los Angeles and stay for three nights. You can join us on set and we’ll give you a little tour!”</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FStudio10au%2Fvideos%2F675837409526187%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=560" width="560" height="426" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe></p> <p>Lang shared that she is personally paying out of her own pocket to provide this opportunity to the fan. </p> <p>“This is something we – my sweetie [partner Dominique Zoida] and I – personally want to do for my fans … to show our love to the fans and to show how much we care about them and their love and their support.”</p> <p>The 57-year-old said she was “impressed” by Sammie’s tattoo. </p> <p>“I’m not saying that everybody should go out and get tattoos of <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> on their arms, but it’s beautiful on you and you’re so brave and so amazing to do that,” she said.</p> <p>Lang said she will come to Australia four more times this year. She also participated in this year’s season of <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/health/caring/the-heartfelt-reason-katherine-kelly-lang-is-going-into-the-jungle/"><em>I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here</em></a>. </p>

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Sing your way to fluency: How music can help you learn a new language

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Learning a new language can take time. It can often require years of homework and tutoring sessions, as well as maintaining personal discipline to study every day.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For those who have studied a language, they know first hand how difficult it could be to learn a foreign tongue, especially if you don’t speak it often.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As repetition and rhythm are two crucial components when learning a language, this is exactly where music comes in.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Earworms MBT Language Learning Bundle</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is a language learning program based on music.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The reference to “earworms” in the title refers to the phenomenon when a catchy song gets stuck in your head and refuses to escape, no matter what you do.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The course uses the same principle to teach you a new language. </span></p> <p><strong>How it works</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You simply listen to music that is filled with rhythmic repetitions to start learning a range of verbs, nouns and useful words and phrases.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Before you know it, you’ll be able to navigate common situations and hold a general conversation in a new language.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Listening to music puts you in a relaxed state of alertness, or the “alpha state”. This is not unlike the elusive “flow state” that’s often sought after by creatives, and is considered to be the ideal state for learning.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When you listen to music that’s designed to teach you a new language, you bury the words deep into your aural cortex, which is the part of your brain that handles instant word recall.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You’re able to choose from a range of languages, including Latin American Spanish, Italian, German and French. Once you choose your language, you’re given 200 minutes of continuous audio as well as access to a supplementary phrasebook.</span></p>

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The sweetest things Prince Harry and Meghan have said about Baby Archie

<p>It’s only been a few weeks since Archie Harrison was born, and his doting parents have not stopped showering him with praise ever since. The little royal was born on May 6, 2019 with Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan sharing the exciting news within the walls of Windsor Castle a few days after his birth. Since then, here is everything the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said about their first-born so far:</p> <p><strong>On witnessing Archie’s birth</strong></p> <p><strong>Harry:</strong><span> </span>"It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing."</p> <p><strong>Harry:</strong> "I haven’t been in many births. This is definitely my first birth. But it was amazing. Absolutely incredible. I’m so incredibly proud of my wife. As every father and parent would ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing. But this little thing is absolutely to die for. So I’m just over the moon."</p> <p><strong>On parenthood</strong></p> <p><strong>Meghan</strong>: "It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. And here I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy."</p> <p><strong>Harry:</strong> "Parenting is amazing. It’s only been what, two and a half days, three days? But we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy to spend some precious times with him as he slowly starts to grow up."</p> <p><strong>On little Archie’s personality</strong></p> <p><strong>Meghan: </strong>"He has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm, and—he’s been, just been a dream, so it’s been a special couple days."</p> <p><strong>When visiting the Netherlands for the Invictus Games, Harry told competitor Dennis van der Stroon that Archie is “very quiet”:</strong><span> </span>“Above all he said he was just amazed by the miracles in the world, and how his child has made a lot of people happy," van der Stroon said. "He told me he’s really happy that his son is so far very quiet..."</p> <p><strong>On their love for their son</strong></p> <p><strong>During an official visit to the Oxford Children’s Hospital, Prince Harry told Amy Scullard, a mother whose son is currently battling cancer, that he “can’t imagine” life without Archie:<span> </span></strong>"He said he’s getting used to the baby and how Archie has fitted into family life," Scullard said. "He said he just feels part of the family and he can’t imagine life without his son."</p>

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“A gentleman wouldn’t comment”: John Laws on his secret romance with Doris Day

<p>John Laws once said: “I get passions for things. It once included women but that was too expensive.”</p> <p>In his case, he was right as the thrice-married radio legend has two expensive divorces behind him. But despite the number of relationships, Laws – who is also known as “Long John” or “Golden Tonsils” – refuses to give up any details of his romantic conquests.</p> <p>So, when the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/annette-sharp-john-laws-lips-are-sealed-on-doris-day-dalliance/news-story/77716870e6b16b6932c3854d41a26a3a" target="_blank"><em>Daily Telegraph</em></a> asked him to address the rumours of a romantic relationship between him and Hollywood icon Doris Day, Laws refused to comment.</p> <p>“A gentleman wouldn’t comment,” he said a few days after the beloved actress and singer passed away on May 13, aged 97.</p> <p>The world mourned the loss of a showbusiness great, and it was during that time, the publication discovered that Laws and Day crossed paths when he was in his 20s.</p> <p>It was the ‘60s and Day had already gone through two failed marriages, so being in her early 40s at the time, she became enamoured with the radio host and the feeling was mutual.</p> <p>Laws was climbing to the top of the entertainment ladder at the time. He started his career in Bendigo as a disc jockey on rural radio in 1953, and then made the big move to Sydney in 1957 where he became a household name as a broadcaster.</p> <p>It isn’t surprising as to why Day took an interest in the host, as by 1962 the then 25-year-old was tall and lean and had been offered his own show on Channel 7 called <em>Startime</em>.</p> <p>Laws was signed to host the program after the show’s US producer Gil Rodin gave the tick of approval.</p> <p>Rodin, who was one of the biggest music producers in the United States, was an associate of Doris Day.</p> <p>The Russian-born record producer, jazz saxophonist and songwriter signed 17-year-old Doris Kappelhoff to her first major contract in May 1940.</p> <p>He then introduced her to the band leader Les Brown – the man credited behind her name change that soon threw her into the spotlight in 1948.</p> <p>20 years and two unsuccessful marriages later, Day would meet Laws, who was then 14 years her junior and at the height of his career thanks to Rodin.</p> <p>But when the <em>Daily Telegraph</em> prodded into the radio star's personal life, Laws, now 83, respectfully refused to comment.</p> <p>By 1963 Laws was praising Day for her talent, saying that her work on the alum <em>Annie Get Your Gun</em> a “natural” triumph.</p> <p>But despite the whirlwind affair, whatever it was between the pair was short-lived.</p> <p>Come the mid-1960s, Laws had begun a relationship with his second wife Yvonne, after his first wife Sonia discovered him in bed with his new girlfriend.</p>

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Prince Harry’s close friend reveals how he's coping with fatherhood: "He was ready for it"

<p>A close friend of Prince Harry’s has opened up about the new father’s “very happy” life with his son Archie and wife, the Duchess of Sussex.</p> <p>Argentinian polo player Ignacoio 'Nacho' Figueras has shared a touching tribute to the Duke of Sussex in a new post to Instagram, dubbing him an “inspiring” and “compassionate” father.</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/Bx52kr0Bzy3/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/Bx52kr0Bzy3/" target="_blank">A post shared by Ignacio Figueras (@nachofigueras)</a> on May 25, 2019 at 4:28pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Figueras met the royal member on the field as captain of the Sentebale St. Regus Team in Rome on Friday during the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup.</p> <p>The event is for a charity co-founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso in 2006 after the Duke took a gap year to Lesotho in 2004.</p> <p>The special event is one made to raise money and awareness for the charity’s efforts to support young people whose life has been impacted by HIV in Southern Africa.</p> <p>Figueras posted a photo of him and the Prince embracing, alongside a heart-warming message for his friend.</p> <p>“The world thinks they know everything about this man,” the post read.</p> <p>“I have been fortunate enough to spend enough time over the years to learn and understand the man he really is, a kind, generous, compassionate person who is constantly thinking about how to make the world a better place, wether [sic] that is helping kids in Africa, talking openly about mental health, encouraging children or talking about climate change and the things that we all human beings need to change for the next generations."</p> <p>Figueras added: “I see him do that over and over again and it is truly inspiring. I am honored to be your friend and let’s keep fighting because if we all fight together love always wins.”</p> <p>The professional polo player told <a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/royals/prince-harry-pal-nacho-figueras-calls-royal-inspiring/" target="_blank"><em>People</em></a> the Prince has been ready for a long time to be a father.</p> <p>“I think this is a very exciting part of his life. He was ready for it and he is loving it,” he explained.</p> <p>“The Duke is the kind of father I always imagined he would be.</p> <p>“The Duke is very happy with this stage of his life and I believe he is going to enjoy it very much. He is a wonderful father and very present and he is here for an amazing cause.”</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/BltlkJBBU4b/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/BltlkJBBU4b/" target="_blank">A post shared by Ignacio Figueras (@nachofigueras)</a> on Jul 26, 2018 at 3:51pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Figueras and his wife were one of the few hundred guests who attended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding last year.</p> <p>He made headlines in 2018 for photobombing a sweet moment between Duchess Meghan and the Prince, during the Sentebale cup’s trophy presentation at the Berkshire Polo Club.</p> <p>“This girl really rocks,” Figueras wrote in a post dedicated to the Duchess of Sussex last year.</p> <p>“The more I know you the more I am convinced that you both found each other to change the world. Let’s push the envelope!! Let’s make the world a better place.”</p>

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Peter Stefanovic has a new gig: Big return to morning TV

<p>Peter Stefanovic has announced his new on-screen role at Sky News, five months after leaving Channel Nine.</p> <p>The 37-year-old is set to co-anchor flagship breakfast news program <em>First Edition</em> at the cable news channel alongside Laura Jayes.</p> <p>“New gig, new year, new me,” said Stefanovic.</p> <p>“It’s a great challenge, a wonderful opportunity and a fantastic privilege to be asked to be part of the Sky News team.</p> <p>“I’ve been watching with great admiration, not just for Laura, but for all of the reporters and hosts on Sky, especially during the election campaign. I hope, with my experience, I will be able to add to that.”</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/Bx8P7CKHggq/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/Bx8P7CKHggq/" target="_blank">Absolutely thrilled to join @ljayes as the new host of Sky News First Edition. Laura is one of the best political interviewers in the country and I look forward to working alongside her and the team. I start July 1 and hope you can tune in! @sylviajeffreys has already given me her alarm clock 💤 😁</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/peter_stefanovic/" target="_blank"> Peter Stefanovic</a> (@peter_stefanovic) on May 26, 2019 at 2:48pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The gig comes after Stefanovic left his post as a reporter for Nine News and <em>Weekend Today</em> in December. He exited Nine after 15 years of working for the network following a leaked conversation in an Uber, where he and brother Karl Stefanovic were caught <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/peter-stefanovic-breaks-his-silence-on-life-after-channel-9/">criticising the network and their colleagues</a>.</p> <p>“It’s embarrassing and I felt responsible and ashamed for a lot of what happened,” Stefanovic told <a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/peter-stefanovic-reveals-new-gig-with-sky-news/news-story/c4bf2bff672fd999285a4568d4e63ae9">News Corp</a>. </p> <p>“Not just because of the damage I might have caused to my employer, but also to my family as well.”</p> <p>However, after getting off the screen for months, he said he is now prepared to return. </p> <p>“I’m rested and ready to attack and to put together some great shows with Laura and the team.”</p> <p>He will take on his role at Sky News starting July 1.</p>

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Surprise nominations: This year’s Gold Logie contenders revealed!

<p>The nominees for this year’s Gold Logie have been revealed, and there are a few names that are bound to raise eyebrows up for the coveted trophy.</p> <p>The ones drawing the most attention are Costa Georgiadis, who has hosted <em>Gardening Australia</em> since 2012 and Eve Morey from <em>Neighbours</em>.</p> <p>Other nominees include Sam Mac from <em>Sunrise</em>, Amanda Keller from <em>The Living Room</em>, Waleed Aly from <em>The Project</em>, Tom Gleeson from <em>Hard Quiz</em> and Rodger Corser from <em>Doctor Doctor.</em></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/Bx6vzBblrtO/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/Bx6vzBblrtO/" target="_blank">Six of our #TVWEEKLogies Gold nominees (minus Waleed Aly). Who’s excited for the Logies when they return to @queensland in June? #ThisIsQueensland</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/tvweekmag/" target="_blank"> TV Week Magazine</a> (@tvweekmag) on May 26, 2019 at 12:48am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><em>TV WEEK</em><span> </span>knew that the nominations would cause some confusion from viewers, which is why they spoke to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/awards/logies/surprising-stars-nominated-for-gold-logie/news-story/d649f4c75962ce6667bf14d6b4a44c4a" target="_blank">news.com.au</a> to set the record straight. Thomas Woodgate,<span> </span><em>TV WEEK</em> Editor, explained the choices.</p> <p>“While I do see why people from the outset might be surprised by Costa’s inclusion, people need to remind themselves that<span> </span><em>Gardening Australia</em><span> </span>is a heritage show,” Mr Woodgate said.</p> <p>“It’s celebrating 30 years on air this year, which is quite extraordinary, and Costa is the face of that show. I can understand why people might be surprised but when you think about it, maybe it’s just the right time for the show to get the recognition it deserves.”</p> <p>He also explained the choice behind<span> </span><em>Neighbours</em><span> </span>star Eve Morey.</p> <p>Her character, Sonya Rebecchi, died from cancer in beloved Toadie’s arms. Woodgate said that her character’s death on the show would have “without a question” motivated fans to vote for Morey.</p> <p>“The timing of the storyline was incredible,” he said. “In week one of voting, Sonya passed away so heartbreakingly on screen, so of course it played a role. And you know what, it should play a role. If we’re going to celebrate any actress or actor or host, what they do on air at the time of voting is going to play a part.”</p> <p>However, the question on everyone’s lips is: Who IS going to take home the Gold Logie?</p> <p>Even Woodgate doesn’t have an answer.</p> <p>“Because there are some names we haven’t seen before, I think it really does throw the field quite open,” Mr Woodgate said.</p> <p>“But if you want me to put a name out there that I think is the one to beat at this stage, I think Amanda Keller going back to back in the Gold Logie nominations is telling. I think she is extremely likeable, she’s got a massive radio audience and she’s also just come off a wonderful job as co-host of<span> </span><em>Dancing With The Stars</em>, which I thought was a really nice show.</p> <p>However, Woodgate is aware it’s not up to him to decide.</p> <p>“I would say that Amanda is the one to beat, but I’m not the one who has to make the decision, that’s the Australian public.”</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/Bx6j_WoHmUr/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/Bx6j_WoHmUr/" target="_blank">Well.. what do you know? I’m thrilled, chuffed, humbled , overwhelmed and other words from the thesaurus at a @tvweekmag Gold Logie nomination! Very grateful.</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/amandarosekeller/" target="_blank"> Amanda Keller</a> (@amandarosekeller) on May 25, 2019 at 11:05pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Keller was thrilled with being nominated for the Gold Logie and shared her joy on her Instagram. She shared a post with her holding the Gold Logie, saying:</p> <p>“Well.. what do you know? I’m thrilled, chuffed, humbled , overwhelmed and other words from the thesaurus at a @tvweekmag Gold Logie nomination! Very grateful.”</p> <p>The 61st TV WEEK Logie Awards are set to air on Sunday, June 30. </p>

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“Just found out”: Barnaby Joyce discovers he’s been sacked via TV

<p>When one loses their job, it’s unlikely that they’ll find out through a journalist on TV, but that’s exactly how Barnaby Joyce discovered that he was no longer the drought special envoy.</p> <p>He’s considered to be one of Australia’s most well-known politicians, but now that the new government has come into play, there was no space for Joyce, sparking a “Barnaby ban”.</p> <p>Appearing on<span> </span><em>Sky News</em><span> </span>this morning, Joyce believes that he should have been told of the sacking from the Prime Minister himself.</p> <p>“I would have (expected a phone call), but I didn’t and that’s life,” he said.</p> <p>“Just found out from you guys then,” he tweeted to<span> </span><em>Sky News<span> </span></em>yesterday.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Just found out from you guys then</p> — Barnaby Joyce (@Barnaby_Joyce) <a href="https://twitter.com/Barnaby_Joyce/status/1132535469160353792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">26 May 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“That is the role a leader has; they can make that call. But I think it is incumbent upon them to relay that to person to people, not to have them to find out via Twitter.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/The_Nationals?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@The_Nationals</a> MP <a href="https://twitter.com/Barnaby_Joyce?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Barnaby_Joyce</a> says he wasn't told by <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottMorrisonMP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ScottMorrisonMP</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/M_McCormackMP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@M_McCormackMP</a> that he was dropped as drought envoy, instead finding out via a Sky News twitter post after the PM announced his new-look ministry.<br /><br />MORE: <a href="https://t.co/KDxRjOdQJg">https://t.co/KDxRjOdQJg</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FirstEdition?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FirstEdition</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/auspol?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#auspol</a> <a href="https://t.co/11LA97yxJP">pic.twitter.com/11LA97yxJP</a></p> — Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkyNewsAust/status/1132770364377817088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">26 May 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“Why it’s important is because you’ve got staff and you’ve got to ring people up. The first call I made when I did find out was to my staff and to say: ‘I’m really sorry about that, going to try and find you a job, you’re a good staff member, I’m sure there’s work out there, I’ll try and put a good word out there in the respected places’.”</p> <p>But despite not having the formal title of drought envoy, Joyce says, “the drought has certainly not finished” and has made a promise to represent those who are affected the most: Struggling farmers.</p> <p>Taking on the role will be David Littleproud, after Scott Morrison announced the new look cabinet over the weekend.</p>

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This will warm your heart: The truth behind Prince William and Kate's "dancing" photo

<p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were captured in an incredibly rare moment – and royal fans have gone wild over it.</p> <p>A new picture of the royal couple from those who attended an event at Buckingham Palace shows what appears to be Duchess Kate and Prince William dancing.</p> <p>The garden party earlier this week has revealed a sweet moment between the two, but the real story is just as adorable.</p> <p>The rare picture shows Prince William wearing a top hat and holding an umbrella, while Duchess Kate is flashing her husband a dazzling smile in her <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/english-rose-duchess-kates-flawless-style-pretty-in-pink" target="_blank">gorgeous summery outfit</a> and holding his hand.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7827233/kate-william2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/dd03ac6963614b03bf8b31156ac0c300" /></p> <p>The moment certainly caught they eyes of those at the special event, and Lucy Stafford, the one who took the happy snap, told <em>Hello!</em> she was overjoyed to have seen them.</p> <p>“As they were leaving the party, Kate was spending a lot of time talking to the guests and William had to hurry her along, which is the moment the photo was taken.</p> <p>“I feel so fortunate to have attended the party and will definitely never forget it!”</p> <p>Writing to Instagram, Lucy shared intimate details she had with the Queen – a moment we doubt she will ever forget.</p> <p>“We had the most delicious afternoon tea in the gardens and even finished the day by meeting the Queen (who told us about how a cricket ball almost killed her in 1994) and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,” the caption read.</p> <p>She continued: “Can’t quite believe it all really happened!”</p> <p>The cricket ball thankfully was caught at the last minute as it flew towards her Majesty’s head, and she has lived to tell the tale.</p>

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Duchess Kate just broke a BIG rule with the Queen

<p>There are certain royal traditions royal family members must abide by when it comes to interacting with the Queen, and the Duchess of Cambridge has broken a big one.</p> <p>On Monday, Duchess Kate was joined by the Queen and other royal family members, including her husband in support for a project she had been working on for a number of months, her Back to Nature garden.</p> <p>While the royal gave a grand tour of the incredible displays and pointed out key features of each garden, the grandmother-in-law smiled and nodded in approval.</p> <p>But before the quick journey around the Chelsea Flower Show began, Duchess Kate made a grand gesture of kissing her grandmother-in-law on both cheeks, followed by a quick curtsy.</p> <p>The moment, albeit a sweet one, is a big no in the world of the British royals.</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/BxsUAe7hEYo/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/BxsUAe7hEYo/" target="_blank">A post shared by Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge (@katemiddleton_kurdistan)</a> on May 20, 2019 at 10:17am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The tradition goes, all women in the royal family are required to curtsy before the Queen – and although it may seem minor, Duchess Kate’s quick decision to greet her esteemed family member with a royal kiss instead tells a bigger story about the dynamics of their relationship.</p> <p>For the mother-of-three to be able to address Her Majesty with such an informal greeting spells a massive tick of approval.</p> <p>Although it is a minuscule moment, one the Duchess may have gotten mixed up whilst in a public setting, it is more likely she is comfortable enough with the Queen to know her place – after all, image matters deeply to the royal family.</p> <p>This is not the first time Queen Elizabeth has showed her delight and approval towards the 37-year-old Duchess.</p> <p>In March, Her Majesty and Kate <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/duchess-kate-steps-out-for-her-first-ever-solo-outing-with-the-queen" target="_blank">spent a few hours together for a solo public engagement</a> – one that was not overlooked by royal fans.</p> <p>Further, on April 29, the royal was bestowed with the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/highest-seal-of-approval-the-queen-awards-duchess-kate-with-significant-honour" target="_blank">highest honour a royal can receive from the Queen</a> – the special title as the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.</p> <p>The role is so big, it is the equivalent of being a knight, according to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/8966354/kate-middleton-dame-grand-cross-of-the-royal-victorian-order-queen/" target="_blank"><em>The Sun</em>.</a></p> <p>Awards of this level are given personally by the Queen as recognition for their services to the Sovereign.</p>

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Blanche d'Alpuget opens up: Bob Hawke was "more than prepared" for death

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Former prime minister Bob Hawke was “more than prepared” for death, his wife Blanche d'Alpuget has revealed.</p> <p>In her first interview since Hawke’s death, d’Alpuget told Leigh Sales on ABC’s <em>7.30</em> that he was ready for the end of his life as he could not “make any further contribution”.</p> <p>The country’s 23rd prime minister died last week at the age of 89.</p> <p>She said, “In fact two days before he died, we had a friend over here, a very old friend, and he said, ‘Well, it’s not long now. It’s very soon.’</p> <p>“He said to me, ‘I can’t make any further contribution. I’ve got no contribution to make now.’ Which was one of the reasons he wanted to die because he thought of his life as contributing to society.”</p> <p>d’Alpuget revealed that the former Labor leader did not vote in the federal election before he died. “He decided he wasn’t going to postal vote,” she said. “He was going to go up in his wheelchair and vote, but he didn’t get there.”</p> <p>Given Labor’s shocking loss, she said it was “probably a good thing that he died when he did”.</p> <p>She said while the final year of Hawke’s life was difficult, it was also “one of the best times of our lives”.</p> <p>d’Alpuget shared that being her husband’s carer gave her a new perspective on their relationship. </p> <p>“We often said to each other, we’ve been blessed to have this period together,” she said.</p> <p>“We had the joy of mature love and then the love of old age.</p> <p>“People don’t realise — now I really am not going to cry — how wonderful it can be to look after somebody you love when they’re old and dying.</p> <p>“There’s a great deal of intimacy. There, there are no secrets, there are no pretenses. You’re getting the true human being on both sides.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/leighsales?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@leighsales</a>: How do you think the love of old age does differs to young love? Because people don't talk about this very often.<br />Blanche: There's a great deal of softness. There's a great deal of intimacy. There are no secrets, there are no pretenses. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/abc730?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#abc730</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/auspol?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#auspol</a> <a href="https://t.co/5wUgkJqqqx">pic.twitter.com/5wUgkJqqqx</a></p> — abc730 (@abc730) <a href="https://twitter.com/abc730/status/1131492716150263809?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 23, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>When discussing Hawke’s public achievements, d’Alpuget said her husband was most proud of his role in helping end apartheid, ban mining on Antarctica and the release of Nelson Mandela.</p> <p>The rivalry between Hawke and Paul Keating had also dissolved in recent years, d’Alpuget said. “Paul really wanted to come over and see him, it was lovely. And it was great. They sat and they yarned about old times. Paul came a few times.</p> <p>“They always took each other’s phone calls, where there were party issues to discuss. So it wasn’t as the press presented this. It wasn’t at all like that.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Statement from Blanche d’Alpuget on Bob Hawke’s passing. <a href="https://t.co/oA39fxzZNT">pic.twitter.com/oA39fxzZNT</a></p> — Craig Emerson (@DrCraigEmerson) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrCraigEmerson/status/1128959806105014272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 16, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>d’Alpuget released the statement on Hawke’s death last week. “Bob was dearly loved by his family, and so many friends and colleagues. We will miss him,” she wrote.</p> <p>“The golden bowl is broken.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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5 reasons to visit Russia

<p>Russia, the world’s largest nation, is jam-packed with history, culture and epic train rides.</p> <p>These are the top 5 things you must see if you’re planning a trip to Russia.</p> <p><strong>Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral</strong></p> <p>Nothing says Russia more than Red Square and the onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral.</p> <p>Red Square separates the Kremlin and the former royal citadel, now home to the President of Russia, from the historic merchant quarter Kitai-gorod. In the centre of the square, you’ll find Lenin’s Mausoleum – where you can see the embalmed body of the former Russian communist leader.</p> <p>While you’re in Moscow make sure you book tickets to the Bolshoi Ballet.<span> </span></p> <p>Founded in 1776, the Bolshoi is recognised as one of the greatest ballet companies in the world</p> <p><strong>The Trans-Siberian Railway</strong></p> <p>The Trans-Siberian, from Moscow to Vladivostok is one of the most incredible railway journeys in the world.</p> <p>At 9,289 kilometres, it is the longest railway in the world. Connecting branches also run into Mongolia, China and North Korea. It spans eight times zones and will take eight days to complete – without stops.</p> <p><strong>Lake Baikal</strong></p> <p>Lake Baikal is the deepest and oldest lake on Earth. This one lake contains about 22 per cent of the world’s fresh water.</p> <p>The lake was declared a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNESCO">UNESCO</a> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Site">World Heritage Site</a><span> </span>in 1996 and contains thousands of species of plants and animals, some not seen anywhere else in the world. The eastern side of Lake Baikal is home to the<span> </span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buryats">Buryat</a><span> </span>tribes who raise goats, camels, cattle, sheep, and horses on the fertile planes.</p> <p>In winter, you can ice-skate and walk on the ice.</p> <p>In summer, you can swim in the lake. But be warned – summer temperatures in this part of Russia rarely get higher than 14C.</p> <p><strong>Alexander Palace</strong></p> <p>The former imperial residence sits on a plateau overlooking the town of Tsarskoye Selo, 50km south of St Petersburg. It’s a must-see for anyone who has any interest in modern Russian history.</p> <p>Alexander Palace was the favourite home of the last Russian Emperor Tsar Nicolas II. But after the February Revolution, it became his family’s prison.</p> <p>Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Tsarina Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei were held captive here.</p> <p>The Romanovs were confined to a few rooms of the palace until August 1917, when they were transferred to Tobolsk, allegedly to protect them from the rising tide of revolution. Less than a year later, the entire family were shot and bayoneted to death.</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IrqZ93r7lzk?feature=oembed"></iframe></div> <p style="text-align: center;">The entire Romanov family were slaughtered</p> <p>In World Word II Alexander Palace was used as headquarters for the German military command. The ground in front of the palace was used as a cemetery for SS soldiers. It was one of the few Russian Palaces spared from destruction as the German forces retreated.<span> </span></p> <p><strong>Saint Petersburg</strong></p> <p>St Petersburg is Russia’s cultural heart.</p> <p>It was founded by Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great) as Russia’s “window on Europe” and contains a glorious mix of Russian and European architecture.</p> <p>Make sure you see Catherine the Great’s impressive collection of paintings at the State Hermitage Museum – the second largest art museum in the world.</p> <p>The Winter Palace was the historical retreat of the Russian Tsars and a focal point of the February and October Russian Revolutions.</p> <p>At Yusupov Palace, you will find the spot where the nearly un-killable Rasputin was murdered.</p> <p><em>Written by Alison Godfrey. Republished with permission of </em><a href="https://www.mydiscoveries.com.au/stories/5-reasons-russia/"><em>MyDiscoveries</em></a><em>. </em></p>

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5 ways to stay safe on a cruise

<p> </p> <p><strong>1. Drink responsibly</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Alcohol can make it hard to think clearly and despite wanting to have fun on your holiday, it is important to know your limits. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There is plenty of alcohol onboard and it can be easy to get carried away, so stay mindful of how much you are consuming. </span></p> <p><strong>2. Use your safe</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your safe is not just an object that takes up necessary room in your stateroom – they are there for a reason. You can fit jewellery, important paperwork, electronic devices and other valuable items in your cabin safe. As trustworthy as your cabin stewards may seem, don’t take risks. </span></p> <p><strong>3. Get to know your steward</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ask his or her name and be kind to your steward, they can be a friend in scary situations where you might be lost or in danger. They will also notice if someone is trying to get into your room. </span></p> <p><strong>4. Don’t carry large amounts of cash</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There is no real reason to bring large amounts of cash onboard – even if you are gambling. All onboard transactions can be carried within your room key as a credit card. When you are going to get off the ship on a port day, don’t advertise any cash you take with you. Keep any money on you in a money belt attached to your body. </span></p> <p><strong>5. Pay attention at the muster drill</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Before your vacation begins and the real fun starts, it is mandatory for every passenger to attend a muster drill. This is where passengers will get an idea of where their muster station is, how to wear a life jacket and what the alarms mean if they ever sound off. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Even if you have heard the drill a thousand times, pay attention because it could come in handy.</span></p>

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Passenger’s “disgusting” find in airport bread roll

<p>A traveller was left disgusted after finding two “weird looking” flies squished into his breakfast roll.</p> <p>The bagel was bought at Terminal 1 inside Dublin Airport by Martin Warde, an Irish comedian.</p> <p>Mr Warde was rushing to catch a bus, and when he opened his meal he was met with a startling discovery.</p> <p>“Just bought this breakfast roll in the shop at terminal 1 at @DublinAirport,” the comedian wrote in a post to social media.</p> <p>“Why are there two weird looking insects stuck to it? F***ing disgusting.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Just bought this breakfast roll in the shop at terminal 1 at <a href="https://twitter.com/DublinAirport?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DublinAirport</a> <br />Why are there two weird looking insects stuck to it? F**king disgusting. <a href="https://t.co/sIipugNtKL">pic.twitter.com/sIipugNtKL</a></p> — Martin Beanz Warde (@martinbeanz) <a href="https://twitter.com/martinbeanz/status/1130026970413240320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 19, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>When asked if he took the roll back to be replaced or refunded, he explained: “I was rushing to get the 9.15 am citylink (bus) to Galway and I was buying it at 9.13am.</p> <p>“I rushed to the bus before opening the packet.”</p> <p>While social media users were disgusted by the discovery, many reacted with humour.</p> <p>“Free extra protein,” one person wrote.</p> <p>Another comment read: “It’s one of your five a day.”</p> <p>A user guessed the bugs ended up on the bagel because “someone used the bread roll to whack the flies dead as they walked along the countertop.”</p> <p>Mr Warde later kidded, saying that he “ate them” as he was on a “protein rich diet.”</p> <p>A spokesperson for the Dublin Airport told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/9127773/tourist-bugs-breakfast-roll-dublin-airport/" target="_blank">The Sun</a> they had apologised for the “unacceptable experience that he had at one of the food outlets here.”</p> <p>“We have raised the issue with the company that operates the outlet in question, and it has also apologised to Mr Warde directly.</p> <p>“The company has confirmed that the issue did not arise within its Dublin Airport outlet, as its bread rolls are sourced externally.</p> <p>“The company is investigating this incident with its supplier and will report back to Mr Warde and to Dublin Airport officials in due course.”</p>

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5 genius packing tips from flight attendants

<p>Taking the time to plan what to pack before you fly can save you time, money and hassle. “How many times do you pack a lot of stuff, but never wear half of it?” asks flight attendant Michele Radon. “Lay it out before you pack it. You may find that you’ll be able to wear a pair of pants with two different tops.”<br /> <br />It’s also OK to wear the same thing twice, adds flight attendant Abagail Valencia. When it comes to handbags and dress shoes, choose just one and wear your bulkiest items such as coats, suit jackets and boots, when you travel. Mix and match your go-to travel outfits. A favourite top, blazer and tailored pants can be mixed and matched for both casual and unexpected dressier occasions. The following useful tips will help make your next trip a breeze.</p> <p><strong>1. Pack “double duty” clothes</strong></p> <p>If you want to travel light, simplify your travel wardrobe to include items that can serve more than one purpose. A comfortable jumper or pashmina wrap, for example, is essential, says Radon. Airlines don’t always give out blankets, so you can use it as a blanket or a ‘pillow’ when on the plane and then wear it.<br /> <br />Pack one pair of jeans and one pair of black pants that can be dressed up or down, suggests Valencia. A couple of T-shirts is all you need for casual wear, and one dressy shirt will suffice when going out at night, she says. If you need dressier attire, add a black dress, scarf and heels, while a smart blazer should work for men.</p> <p><strong>2. Streamline your toiletries bag</strong></p> <p>When travelling light, streamline your getting-ready routine, explains flight attendant Jane Frilicci. If you’re not dedicated to a certain brand, just use the shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion the hotel supplies and use the hotel’s hairdryer. Be careful of taking bulky glass aftershave and perfume which can break or is not allowed in hand luggage on international trips. Consider using up sample size atomisers or refillable sprays, roll or cream perfume instead.<br /> <br />Take the opportunity to use up those sample size products you’ve been storing or fill your favourite product in travel size storage. If you’re going to a remote place or a resort area, prices may be high and you may not be able to buy whatever you need, so taking enough to last the trip makes sense. Frilicci recommends getting a clear travel bag so you can see all of your toiletries when going through security and on your trip.</p> <p><strong>3. Compress and protect</strong></p> <p>Bulky items such as puffy coats for colder destinations that take up a lot of room in your suitcase can be managed by using compression cubes. If you have to travel with bulky items, compression space bags can easily compress your clothes, says Valencia. They save room in your suitcase and protect your items from dirt, moisture, odours and allergens.</p> <p><strong>4. Keep kids occupied and other passengers happy</strong></p> <p>Parents need to be prepared when travelling with kids, says Frilicci. “People get bent out of shape when there is a screaming kid, especially when they’re trying to sleep.”<br /> <br />To keep kids and passengers happy, Frilicci suggests packing a new toy, not an old one. Some parents make gift bags for the passengers seated next to them – including packaged sweets, earplugs and a note that says something like “Hi, I’m Jake, I’m three months old, and I’m not the best traveller so you might hear my loud voice.”</p> <p><strong>5. Keep useful items in your carry-on bag</strong></p> <p>“Keep a separate carry-on bag with all of your essentials that you need to access during the flight – things such as a toothbrush, make-up, passport and a pen,” Frilicci says.</p> <p><em>Written by Kim Fredericks. This article first appeared in </em><a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/travel/flights/8-genius-packing-tips-flight-attendants"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></a><em>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA93V"><em>here’s our best subscription offer</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Happy news: Johnny Ruffo makes heartwarming announcement

<p>Just two years after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, <em>Home and Away</em> actor and musician Johnny Ruffo has announced he is returning back to work.</p> <p>The 31-year-old underwent a lifesaving operation to remove a seven-centimetre brain tumour.</p> <p>He then underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy to get rid of the remaining 5 per cent of the mass.</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/BmIl6SDBVYj/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/BmIl6SDBVYj/" target="_blank">Today is exactly a year since i was rushed to hospital to have an emergency operation to remove a brain tumour, it has been a crazy ride and im not quite finished yet but i want to share some snaps of the past year and say thank you to everyone who has been there for me and supported me throughout this time 😃 #braincancer #fuckcancer</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/johnny_ruffo/" target="_blank"> Johnny Ruffo</a> (@johnny_ruffo) on Aug 6, 2018 at 3:34am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It’s now been six months since Ruffo was told he was in remission and he’s proud to announce he is ready to return back to work.</p> <p>He told Channel 7’s <em>The Morning Show</em> hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies about the good news.</p> <p>"I'm getting back into work ... slowly keep kicking on," Ruffo said with a smile.</p> <p>"Now that I have the all-clear in the health part of things, I'm going to get back into television, back into acting, might even dip my toe into theatre – if the role is right," Ruffo revealed.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">We catch up with <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnnyRuffo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JohnnyRuffo</a>, who's got big plans for the future after beating brain cancer. 💪 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TMS7?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TMS7</a> <a href="https://t.co/4UVW8yGtvI">pic.twitter.com/4UVW8yGtvI</a></p> — The Morning Show (@morningshowon7) <a href="https://twitter.com/morningshowon7/status/1131350394330763265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">23 May 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Although it’s unlikely that he will return to Summer Bay, Ruffo has plans to get back into singing.</p> <p>He was on <em>The Morning Show</em> to promote his new single called<span> </span><em>Broken Glass</em>.</p> <p>"This song is a ballad – the first I've ever done - and it's about the support group around you and not being afraid to ask for help. When you're down sometimes you need someone to pull you back up again, and it's about that.</p> <p>"Everyone goes through something that's tough that they might feel is too hard for them to handle on their own," he added.</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/BitHxQXhEYn/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/BitHxQXhEYn/" target="_blank">thanks for being there for me when i needed you 😜 happy mothers day to my mum, haha excuse the socks 🧦</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/johnny_ruffo/" target="_blank"> Johnny Ruffo</a> (@johnny_ruffo) on May 12, 2018 at 9:57pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Ruffo admits that it’s down to luck that he’s still here today. He told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10154996481588441" target="_blank"><em>The Project</em>’s</a> Carrie Bickmore about his story.</p> <p>"The surgeon said if I hadn't gone to the hospital that night I would have died in my sleep that night. It is just sheer luck that I went in when I did and everything happened the way it did otherwise I wouldn't be here," he admitted.</p> <p>Ruffo revealed that he experienced headaches regularly, but just thought it was due to his lifestyle.</p> <p>"Anything that may have been a symptom, I just put down to normal life. Headaches – I played sports and copped a million and one knocks in the head," he said,</p> <p>"You never thought it may have attributed to it or not. You wake up with a bit of a hangover and you think, 'it is a headache from having a drink,' but this particular time I hadn't gone out at all and I just had a really bad headache. It grew from that.”</p>

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Food authority issues urgent recall on popular Woolworths item

<p>A popular chicken item has been recalled after it was found to contain potential choking risks.</p> <p>Those who have purchased Ingham’s Sweet Chilli Chicken Kiev from Woolworths have been advised to not consume the food item.</p> <p>The warning comes from the NSW Food Authority as they claim the chicken may carry a potential contamination risk, as a foreign substance, identified as blue rubber, was discovered in the meat.</p> <p>“The presence of foreign materials presents a potential choking hazard,” it warned.</p> <p>The recall is only applicable on products purchased from the deli counter in Woolworths stores in NSW, QLD, VIC, WA and metropolitan stores in VIC, from Sunday May 19 to Tuesday May 21.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/recall?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#recall</a>: Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of Sweet Chilli Chicken Kiev. The recall only applies to product purchased from the deli counter in Woolworths stores in NSW, QLD, VIC, WA and Metro stores in VIC only on 19, 20 and 21 May 2019. <a href="https://t.co/74sAWJ7fhh">https://t.co/74sAWJ7fhh</a> <a href="https://t.co/fg0T1QPMum">pic.twitter.com/fg0T1QPMum</a></p> — NSW Food Authority (@NSWFoodAuth) <a href="https://twitter.com/NSWFoodAuth/status/1131347077416574979?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">22 May 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The recall does not affect chicken that was purchased outside of these dates.</p> <p>The item affected is the deli cuts of Ingham’s Sweet Chilli Chicken Kiev, 150g per kilogram, which would come wrapped in paper and ticketed.</p> <p>The Food Authority has recommended those with the affected item to return to their nearest Woolworths deli counter for a full refund.</p> <p>If purchased from a freezer or chiller case, the recall does not apply.</p> <p>For more information contact Ingham’s on 1800 785 940 or visit,<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.inghams.com.au/" target="_blank">www.inghams.com.au</a>.</p>

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Meet Anthony Albanese’s former wife Carmel Tebbutt

<p>Anthony Albanese is a name people all over Australia have only just become well acquainted with over the last few days and weeks.</p> <p>The 56-year-old MP for Grayndler in Sydney’s west might just be our next Labor leader and perhaps eventually our next Prime Minister.</p> <p>Just this week, the minister announced his intention to run for the Labor leadership following what some would consider a shocking turn of events at the last federal election.</p> <p>However, the public are not well aware of his personal life – including his marriage to Carmel Tebbutt.</p> <p>In January 2019, Albanese released a short statement announcing the separation between him and his former wife.</p> <p>“I am deeply saddened that my relationship of over 30 years with Carmel Tebbutt has ended in separation,” he wrote.</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/Bnpt0G7hZXR/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/Bnpt0G7hZXR/" target="_blank">A post shared by Anthony Albanese (@albomp)</a> on Sep 12, 2018 at 8:49pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“We will continue to share parenting responsibilities of our 18-year-old son Nathan, who has successfully completed his HSC and has developed into an outstanding young man who we are both proud of.</p> <p>“There are no third parties involved.”</p> <p>Anthony and Carmel both met in the late 1980s and were once hailed a power couple as they rose through the ranks of federal and state politics by each other’s side.</p> <p>“My special thanks go to my partner and best friend, Carmel Tebbutt, for her constant support, advice and outstanding political judgement,” Mr Albanese said in his maiden speech as the Federal Member for Grayndler.</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/BVWrOTpAx66/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/BVWrOTpAx66/" target="_blank">A post shared by Anthony Albanese (@albomp)</a> on Jun 15, 2017 at 1:56am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Ms Tebbutt started working for the NSW Government in 1999 as the Minister for Juvenile Justice and then as the Minister for Health, Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Community Services and Minister for Climate Change and the Environment.</p> <p>She was also the Deputy Premier of NSW from 2008 to 2011.</p> <p>“My wife, to declare an interest, was the Deputy Premier at the time – Carmel Tebbutt – and they campaigned right up to election day knowing full well that there was no prospect of success at the end of that after 16 years in office,” Mr Albanese said in an on-air radio interview with FIVEaa.</p> <p>Tebbutt was the first-ever female deputy premier of NSW, serving under Nathan Rees and Kristina Keneally before resigning from state politics at the 2015 NSW election.</p> <p>Currently, she is the chief executive of the NSW Mental Health Coordinating Council.</p>

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"You can't cheat then?" Queen Elizabeth's hilarious reaction to self-serve checkouts

<p>Queen Elizabeth has popped into a supermarket and learnt how to use self-serve counters to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the British high street chain Sainsbury’s.</p> <p>The Queen went to London’s Covent Garden to visit a pop-up replica of the original Sainsbury’s store, which was founded in 1869 and sold just three items – butter, eggs and milk.</p> <p>She was greeted by Lord John Sainsbury, the great grandson of the supermarket chain’s founder John James Sainsbury, who showed her around and gave her an overview of the supermarket’s history and the popular trends among customers.</p> <p>“Tastes have changed,” she said when she was told how the average basket’s content shifted from porridge and orange during the war years to avocados and ready-made meals today.</p> <p>The 93-year-old monarch was also introduced to modern technology used in stores, such as self-service checkout and mobile phone payments.</p> <p>“And you can’t trick it? You can’t cheat then?” she asked during a demonstration.</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/BxxKPvgHQaO/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/BxxKPvgHQaO/" target="_blank">Today, The Queen was taken back in time to Sainsbury’s stores from the past to celebrate the British retail chain’s 150th anniversary. The pop-up experience in London’s Covent Garden included a recreation of the very first store, founded by John James and Mary Ann Sainsbury on London’s Drury Lane in May 1869. It sold just butter, milk and eggs. Sainsbury’s 150th anniversary celebrations focus on the colleagues and customers who have helped shape the business over the years. Her Majesty met employees who have been involved in fundraising and volunteering in their local communities, and explored some of the technology which customers use today, including self-service tills. In the first image The Queen views a ration pack as presented by Lord and Lady Sainsbury and learns more about the work which was done with the government to develop the rationing process when goods were in short supply during the Second World War.</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/theroyalfamily/" target="_blank"> The Royal Family</a> (@theroyalfamily) on May 22, 2019 at 7:26am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>When manager Damien Corcoran said the self-service counter is particularly popular amongst shoppers, she responded, “I’m sure they do – everybody wants to hurry.”</p> <p>The Queen also met Sainsbury’s employees who dressed up as store clerks from the era of the supermarket’s first store.</p> <p>She concluded the visit by cutting a birthday cake baked by Claire Ptak, who also created Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s wedding cake.</p>

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6 ways to keep your pet healthy

<p>What’s the difference between pets and children? Aside from no university or orthodontics fees, children eventually move out. Eventually.</p> <p>Pets, however, are a lifelong commitment. Yes, they require work and a cast-iron stomach when it comes to refuse collection, but the rewards far outweigh the drawbacks.</p> <p>To make this relationship last as long as possible, there are a few simple strategies to follow.</p> <p><strong>1. Vaccinations</strong></p> <p>Think of these as the equivalent of a prostate check. They come around quicker than you might expect but are necessary. As with so many other areas of medical science, veterinary medicine has advanced exponentially in recent decades and many of the potentially fatal illnesses can now be guarded against.</p> <p>However, these inoculations can’t be downloaded, so ask your vet to send you a reminder when the jabs are due and do the animal you love a favour.</p> <p>While we’re on the topic of medication, stay on top heartworm, flea and tick medications every three months. Look for brands including Comfortis, NexGard and Sentinel.</p> <p>Do your pets and family a favour and make sure they are vaccinated.</p> <p><strong>2. The right food</strong></p> <p>Just as your nutritional needs have changed with age, so too has that of your pet.</p> <p>Food companies with dedicated puppy/kitten, adult and senior ranges are not merely engaging in creative marketing. Science Diet Original Active Longevity, for example, includes glucosamine for healthy joints.</p> <p><strong>3. Exercise</strong></p> <p>Remember how you could chow down on burgers and still maintain a whippet’s silhouette? Now you’re more a Saint Bernard. That’s a slowing a metabolism for you and the pooch or moggy is going through exactly the same thing as the calendar pages tick over.</p> <p>Obesity can pose major health hazards (for both of you) and getting moving is key. If you have a cat, make time for play with toys that will keep them leaping and pouncing.</p> <p>For dogs, walks are mandatory. Twenty minutes a day will do you both the world of good. As will a romp in an off-leash park. The hound will enjoy it too.</p> <p>Make sure your pet gets a good night's sleep - it's far more adorable than being woken up in the early hours</p> <p><strong>4. Bedding</strong></p> <p>Prepare your “back in my day” stories now because there are animal beds on the market that run four figures plus. Clearly, these are not necessary.</p> <p>What is necessary is enough firm support for the spine and joints, a removable cover that can (and must) be washed regularly to get rid of fleas and ticks and a blanket to snuggle into.</p> <p>This last element is especially important with older animals in winter as age affects their body’s ability to regulate temperature.</p> <p><strong>5. Insurance</strong></p> <p>Imagine for a moment that your beloved pet needs a major operation – one costing the same as a second-hand hatchback. Now imagine not being able to afford the fee and having to see the animal in pain. Or worse. The sting of a monthly fee is nothing compared to the alternative.</p> <p>The fact is that at some point, the animal will need substantial medical care and on that day, you will be glad you had pet insurance.</p> <p>As with anything that comes with fine print, pop on those bifocals, read it carefully and ensure you’re across what’s included and what’s not.</p> <p><strong>6. Toys</strong></p> <p>At first glance, this may seem like an extravagance but hear us out. Just like their human counterparts, animals get bored and anxious. Especially if left alone for extended periods. This can result in furniture-chewing, cushion-shredding boredom or clingy neurosis. Neither of which are much fun.</p> <p>A shifting roster of toys will curb both behaviours by focussing attention elsewhere. Especially if they have treats secreted inside them which take some work to retrieve.</p>

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Why you should date your best friend

<p>Being someone’s BFF is a big deal – you don’t hand over the other half of your “Best Friends” necklace to just anyone. Having a romantic partner who is also your best friend potentially sounds perfect. With your BFF as your romantic partner, you get the best of both worlds, someone with whom you can laugh, share your life and cuddle. When you look at seemingly happy celebrity couples like Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, or Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, not only do they appear to be in love, but they also seem to genuinely enjoy hanging out together.</p> <p>How many people feel as though they have attained that type of ideal? And do psychologists confirm this new paradigm is a good one to strive for? I enlisted the help of <a href="https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/">Monmouth University Polling Institute</a> to investigate.</p> <p><strong>How many have two-in-one relationships?</strong></p> <p>To help figure out how many best-friend couples are out there, we asked 801 adults across the United States the <a href="https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/reports/MonmouthPoll_US_020917/">following question</a>: “Do you consider your partner to be your best friend or do you call somebody else your best friend?”</p> <p><iframe src="https://datawrapper.dwcdn.net/SCoCT/2/" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" oallowfullscreen="oallowfullscreen" msallowfullscreen="msallowfullscreen" width="100%" style="min-height: 415px;" height="400"></iframe></p> <p>Among adults currently in a romantic relationship, the vast majority (83 percent) considered their current partner to be their best friend. For those who are currently married, the rate was even higher. Men and women had similar rates, while younger respondents were slightly less likely than older respondents to view their partner as their best friend.</p> <p>The overall numbers from this recent poll <a href="http://doi.org/10.1177/0265407593103011">dwarf the earlier reported rate of best-friend romantic partners</a>. In a 1993 study, only 44 percent of college students indicated their romantic partner was also their best bud. The difference in best-friend/love rates – almost doubling over the past 20 years – could just be an artifact of the published research’s college student sample.</p> <p>But expectations for modern relationships have evolved in the intervening years. Compared to previous generations, today’s heterosexual men and women are more accustomed to thinking of each other as friends on equal footing, even outside of the romantic realm. Once a romantic couple forms, we’re more likely to look for more <a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=O9hBQ_GJ6XYC&amp;pg=PA64&amp;lpg=PA64#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false">egalitarian splits of power and divisions of labor</a>. We hold <a href="http://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2014.863723">our relationships to higher standards</a> than we have in previous decades.</p> <p>In particular, couples now expect their relationships to promote personal growth and help individuals fulfill their own goals. For example, your partner should help you become a better person by teaching you new things like how to make the perfect creme brulee, taking you places like the cool new trampoline park and opening your eyes to new perspectives such as the benefits of eating a more vegetarian-based diet. Although this expectation for growth could conceivably place an unwieldy burden on your relationship, researchers believe that <a href="http://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2014.878683">modern relationships are up to the task</a>. In fact, the idea that a relationship can help an individual become a better person, <a href="https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&amp;lr=&amp;id=wUcGAQAAQBAJ&amp;oi=fnd&amp;pg=PA90&amp;dq=The+self+expansion+model+of+motivation+and+cognition+in+close+relationships.&amp;ots=Y9AFoA14oe&amp;sig=KEDm0E2v5GYma63XPgJ-bcdwiRw#v=onepage&amp;q=The%20self%20expansion%20model%20of%20motivation%20and%20cognition%20in%20close%20relationships.&amp;f=false">a phenomenon that researchers call self-expansion</a>, is a useful one; relationships that provide more expansion are also of higher quality.</p> <p>In order to hit all these self-improvement targets, you may need more from a spouse or romantic partner than was expected in years past – and a partner who is also your best friend may be a step in the right direction.</p> <p>To see if those who consider their partner their best friend also expect more from them, the Monmouth University Poll asked, “For an ideal relationship, how much should you expect your partner to help you grow and expand as a person?” Our poll results indicated generally high expectations overall, and individuals with best-friend romantic partners expected a bit more from them.</p> <p>Of course, while individuals can expect more, that won’t automatically translate into better results. Think of it this way: Simply because you want more from your job, it doesn’t guarantee you’re going to get what you want.</p> <p><strong>Are best-friend partners better partners?</strong></p> <p>We wanted to see if these best-friend romances were really better. To do that, we asked poll respondents, “How satisfied are you with your current relationship – extremely, very, somewhat, not too, or not at all satisfied?” We then compared those who said their partner was their best friend to those who responded it was someone else.</p> <p><iframe src="https://datawrapper.dwcdn.net/Haw47/1/" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" oallowfullscreen="oallowfullscreen" msallowfullscreen="msallowfullscreen" width="100%" height="225"></iframe></p> <p>Those who considered their partner their best friend were indeed much more satisfied in their relationship than those who didn’t. This finding is consistent with research showing that relationships with more companionate love – based on friendship, feelings of affection, comfort and shared interests – <a href="http://doi.org/10.1177/0265407513515618">last longer</a> and are <a href="http://doi.org/10.1177/0265407594111002">more satisfying</a>. In fact, companionate love is more closely associated with relationship satisfaction <a href="http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-682X.1998.tb00459.x">than is passionate love</a> – the type of romantic love based on intense feelings of attraction and preoccupation with one’s partner.</p> <p>Other research shows that those in <a href="http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6811.1994.tb00066.x">friendship-based love relationships</a> feel they have a highly likable partner, and that shared companionship is an important part of the love. A study of 622 married individuals revealed that those with higher scores on the friendship-based love scale also reported more relationship satisfaction, greater perceived importance of the relationship, greater respect for their spouse, and felt closer to their spouse. More recently, across two studies with nearly 400 participants in relationships, those who place <a href="http://doi.org/10.1177/0265407512453009">more value on the friendship aspect</a> of their relationship also report more commitment, more love and greater sexual gratification. In addition, valuing friendship also decreased the chances of the couple breaking up. Best-friend love is starting to sound better and better.</p> <p>All of these benefits are backed up by accounts from a special type of relationship expert: <a href="http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/49838503/marriages-made-last">couples who’ve been happily married for over 15 years</a>. When researchers asked over 350 of these couples about their secret to relationship success and longevity, what was the number one reason? Simple: their partner was their best friend. The second most common response was liking their spouse as a person, another key facet of friendship-based love.</p> <p><strong>Why are best-friend partners so beneficial?</strong></p> <p>These findings demonstrating the benefits of dating or marrying your best friend make perfect sense when you consider the <a href="http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6811.2007.00173.x">type of relationship best friends share</a>. Friends enjoy spending time together, share similar interests, take care of each other, trust each other and feel a lasting bond between them. It isn’t a coincidence that these all happen to be <a href="http://doi.org/10.1177/0265407507081451">qualities that also define successful intimate relationships</a>.</p> <p>By recognizing the parallels between best friends and romantic partners, you can benefit from holding both types of relationships to the same standards. All too often it seems individuals are overly forgiving of a relationship partner’s bad behavior, when they would never accept similar behaviors from a friend. For example, if your friend was mean, rude, perpetually grumpy, nagging, dishonest, argumentative, emotionally unstable, ignored your texts, called you names or didn’t want to have meaningful conversations with you, would you still want to be friends? If not, it’s fair to hold similar expectations for your romantic partner. Take the time to find a romantic partner who truly is your best friend.</p> <p>To be clear, the argument here isn’t that you should try to convert an existing best friend into a romantic partner. You may not want to run the risk of compromising that friendship, anyway. Rather, the data here point out the importance of your romantic partner also being one of your best friends.</p> <p>Ultimately, the best way to have true love forever may be to be best friends forever first.<!-- Below is The Conversation's page counter tag. 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Republished with permission of </em><a href="https://theconversation.com/why-you-should-date-your-best-friend-72784"><em>The Conversation</em></a><em>. </em></p>

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Ivan Milat: How his brother Alex was responsible for his downfall

<p>When Alex Milat walked into Bowral police station in NSW's southern highlands in 1992, he did not know his tip would kickstart the investigation that led to the arrest and conviction of his brother Ivan as a serial killer.</p> <p>Alex, one of Ivan Milat’s 13 siblings, claimed he and a friend saw two vehicles entering the Belanglo State Forest – where the bodies of seven young people linked to Ivan’s case would be discovered – containing about seven men along with two gagged and bound women.</p> <p>Alex believed the two women could have been Caroline Clarke and Joanne Walters, two British backpackers who disappeared from the Sydney suburb of Kings Cross around the same time he saw them.</p> <p>“I saw that the male passenger in the rear seat, next to the female, appeared to be aged in his mid-20s, a caucasian, fair complexion with brownish colour hair, which was neatly groomed and cut to the ears and neatly trimmed around the sides to the rear,” Alex’s <a href="https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/how-ivan-milats-brother-alex-was-the-accidental-architect-of-his-downfall/news-story/36c6c187fd5c86e4f390f646921e93d7">statement</a> read.</p> <p>“He was clean shaven and appeared to be well dressed. From memory he was wearing an off-white colour, collar-style, long sleeve shirt ... At this time, I noticed his hands were not rough as if he was an office worker as opposed to a labourer and his hands were clean.”</p> <p>The detailed description was first dismissed by police as fanciful, considering that both Alex and the people in his account were in moving vehicles.</p> <p>Alex said he delayed reporting the sighting because he thought “it was just some young blokes taking some girls into the forest to have a good time”.</p> <p>He said, “From my knowledge and experiences in that area I am aware of countless times when young men and women are observed driving around the forest looking like they’re lost or looking for somewhere they can have a good time and I didn’t think that this instant was any different.”</p> <p>The police found Alex’s detailed report suspicious, as it didn’t match his hesitation to provide the information. That prompted them to look into the Milat family.</p> <p>Out of all the Milat brothers, Ivan stood out due to his lack of alibi. He also lived near the forest and sold a Nissan car with a bullet left under the front seat shortly after the first bodies were found.</p> <p>The second time Alex helped out with the investigation was when he notified the ABC about the massive clue inadvertently shown in its <em>Four Corners</em> report. An interview with Clive Small, the head of the manhunt taskforce, showed a whiteboard in the background that contained the word “Milat” – for Ivan Milat, who was chief suspect at the time.</p> <p>The ABC removed the footage from further broadcasts, keeping Ivan in the dark and prompting Alex to continue monitoring his brother for the authorities.</p> <p>The third time Alex put Ivan under the spotlight was a crucial moment that led the police to get a search warrant. Alex was being questioned for his brother’s case when his wife mentioned a backpack Ivan had given them as a gift.</p> <p>The bag turned out to belong to German hitchhiker Simone Schmidl, one of the victims.</p> <p>On May 22, 1994, Ivan was finally arrested at his home in Eagle Vale in a morning raid.</p> <p>In July 1996, Ivan was sentenced to seven life sentences for the murders in NSW between 1989 and 1993 with no chance of parole.</p> <p>Alex said carrying the same last name as his brother brought him a lot of trouble. </p> <p>“I do [regret keeping the Milat name], I f*****g do,” he told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/serial-killer-ivan-milats-brother-dies-on-sunshine/3189421/" target="_blank"><em>Sunshine Coast Daily</em></a> in 2015.</p> <p>“The first day I should’ve changed my name, it would definitely have been a better life … It’d amaze you the problems I’ve had with having this name.”</p> <p>He said he was not concerned about Ivan’s guilt. </p> <p>“The decisions are made by somebody else, more than likely for political reasons,” Alex said.</p> <p>“I don’t even worry about it [Ivan’s guilt]. I just try to live my life and enjoy it.”</p> <p>Alex died in 2017 from a heart attack at the age of 76, while Ivan was diagnosed with terminal oesophagus and stomach cancer last week. </p> <p>“I’ve been informed he's only got a couple of weeks to live,” Ivan’s nephew Alistair Shipsey told <a href="https://www.wollondillyadvertiser.com.au/story/6144518/wayback-wednesday-police-catch-a-serial-killer-photos/"><em>Ten News</em></a>.</p>

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Booted Jacqui Lambie admits struggles: "Living on Vegemite toast"

<p>Controversial Senator-elect Jacqui Lambie, has revealed the struggles she faced after being booted from Parliament.</p> <p>Lambie – who made a stunning comeback after being re-elected in last week’s federal election – shared how she was forced to live off $150 a week after being kicked out of Parliament in 2017 for being a dual citizen.</p> <p>Speaking to <a rel="noopener" href="https://thenewdaily.com.au/" target="_blank"><em>The New Daily</em></a>, Lambie said the sudden unemployment left her with nothing and that she survived by munching on Vegemite toast.</p> <p>After falling behind on her mortgage payments, Lambie decided to take part in reality show,<span> </span><em>I’m</em> <em>A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here</em> to help pay for her political campaign.</p> <p>According to her, she only made $20,000 a year from media appearances and public speaking. Out of that income, she attempted to pay for groceries and home repayments of $1000 a month.</p> <p>“I just had to do it. No new clothes. No make up. I just did it. I had friends who cut their own meat, and (have) veggie gardens. They were giving back,” she said.</p> <p>“You just do it. I was not prepared to go back on the dole queue.</p> <p>“I don’t run around in Armani, sweetie.”</p> <p>In 2017, Lambie outed herself as a dual citizen, forcing her departure from Parliament.</p> <p>“There was no pay out. Because we were imposters. It was just walk out and you’re finished,” she said.</p> <p>After being re-elected in Tasmania, Lambie will now earn a cool $200,000 a year. Out of that hefty amount, she plans on devoting $1500 a month to putting a stranger through drug rehabilitation – a cause that’s close to her heart as her own son fought an ice addiction.</p> <p>Talking about son Dylan, the 48-year-old said, “That was four years ago now. He’s holding down a good job and all the rest. He gets tested where he is for drugs.”</p> <p>“I just like to give back. My son spent 18 months in long-term rehab and now I want to sponsor someone again.</p> <p>“It’s long-term rehab – $1500 a month. Soon as I get paid, I was talking to them yesterday, I will sponsor someone again.”</p> <p>And regarding her love life? Lambie says there’s nothing to look forward to.</p> <p>“Mate, I was broke, I was unemployed, I don’t think that’s very attractive to blokes,” she said.</p> <p>“It’s been a while now. It’s been about 15 years.”</p>

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Bye bye Big W: Department store announces major decision

<p>All Big W Optical stores are closing their doors for good by June 30. Customers nationwide are no longer able to book an optometrist appointment online, but some local stores are still taking phone bookings until Friday, the 7th of June.</p> <p>Big W have expressed their sadness in a statement, saying to <a rel="noopener" href="https://10daily.com.au/news/australia/a190521axhng/big-w-to-shut-down-all-optical-practices-20190522" target="_blank">10 Daily</a>: </p> <p>"We apologise for any inconvenience and would like to take this opportunity to thank you kindly for your support as a valued optical customer," Big W said in a statement.</p> <p>The decision to close stores nationwide will impact 175 employees across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. The impacted employees include optometrists, managers, dispensers and sales staff.</p> <p>A small number of staff will be moved to a different department within the Woolworths Group, who own Big W, whereas others are expected to accept redundancies.</p> <p>The announcement of the optical Big W stores comes just weeks after the Woolworths Group earmarked dozens of stores for closure.</p> <p>At least 30 stores will close over the next three years, including two distribution centres.</p> <p>"They are the most economically-challenged stores in the network from a productivity perspective and have the highest underlying rent costs," Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci said at the time.</p>

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Tony Abbott set to receive hefty "pay rise" after losing the election

<p>Former prime minister Tony Abbott may have lost his seat in the latest federal election, but he is set to leave the government with a major pay rise.</p> <p>After serving his electorate for 25 years, Abbott lost the Sydney seat of Warringah to independent candidate Zali Steggall in Saturday’s election.</p> <p>However, the former Coalition leader will leave politics with a hefty pension of nearly $300,000 this year – significantly higher than the $207,100 pay he received as a backbencher.</p> <p>This amount is also going to <a href="https://williamsummers.blog/2019/05/20/tony-abbott-set-to-enjoy-296000-pension/">appreciate in value</a> to follow any increases in the salaries of the sitting MPs, according to researcher William Summers.</p> <p>As Abbott was elected before 2004, he became a part of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme. This made Abbott eligible to earn a percentage of the wage based on the years served – in his case, 75 per cent.</p> <p>Abbott’s various official roles during his time in office – such as Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the House – also added on to his salary.</p> <p>Combined together, this led to a sum of $295,720 in pension for the 2018/19 period.</p> <p>“The key reason for why they're so large, is that these pre-2004 pensions are linked to current MPs' salaries, not the salaries that they retired on,” Summers told SBS’ <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/tony-abbott-s-pension-will-be-bigger-than-his-mp-paycheck-here-s-why" target="_blank">The Feed</a>.</em></p> <p>“The only way it could go down is if MP salaries went down and that is very, very unlikely.”</p> <p>Summers said based on current calculations, the pre-2004 pension scheme afforded to politicians is set to cost taxpayers $43.7 million this year. This number will peak in 2035 at $59.3 million before falling off as the pension holders die out.</p> <p>Abbott will also benefit from Life Gold Travel Pass, which allows former parliamentarians to gain 10 free return airfares within Australia each year for life. After the benefit got scrapped in 2017, it is now only available to politicians elected before 2012.</p> <p>Abbott’s next career move is yet to be confirmed, but his backers have urged the Coalition government to give the former MP a public role in his post-parliamentary life.</p> <p>Liberal MP Craig Kelly said Abbott could be an ambassador to the United States to replace Joe Hockey, who is set to vacate the role next year. “As an ex-prime minister, he should be given a range of options to see how he can best use his skills and talents,” said Kelly.</p>

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Jack Vidgen FINALLY reveals the truth about his "new face"

<p>Jack Vidgen stepped into the spotlight back in 2011 when he won hearts and the series of <em>Australia’s Got Talent</em><span> </span>at the tender age of 14.</p> <p>However, after taking some time to live a “normal teenage life”, he is back and ready to perform and compete on<span> </span><em>The Voice Australia</em>.</p> <p>However, rather than his singing talent, it was his appearance that people were focused on when Vidgen made the announcement he would be taking part on the latest series.</p> <p>Whilst denying he has had plastic surgery, he has finally admitted that he's had lip fillers.</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/Bl5YTMjFpeV/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/Bl5YTMjFpeV/" target="_blank">ugh so clingy</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/jack.vidgen/" target="_blank"> jack vidgen</a> (@jack.vidgen) on Jul 31, 2018 at 5:46am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“I’ve never had plastic surgery or any surgery, it’s pretty obvious I have had my lips done with fillers. The funny thing is, I see articles and people talking about it and for me it’s not a big deal,” Vidgen told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/australias-got-talent-jack-vidgen-opens-up-about-plastic-surgery/news-story/271578369e23decbd24f5644ec24f46f" target="_blank"><em>The Daily Telegraph</em></a>.</p> <p>“I think with these types of things it’s so common now, especially for people my age, it’s not a big deal. I see it like when you do your makeup or tattoo, it’s all the same.”</p> <p><span>After several fans asked if he'd had work done, Jack tweeted: "OMG have people heard of a thing called puberty?"</span></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/BxefmpdFg9r/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/BxefmpdFg9r/" target="_blank">Fashun week 🖤</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/jack.vidgen/" target="_blank"> jack vidgen</a> (@jack.vidgen) on May 15, 2019 at 1:27am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Fans are still not on board, with many comparing Vidgen to a Ken doll.</p> <p>One commenter asked, “Omg you look like a ken doll.. why did you alter your face?”</p> <p>Another was quick to write, “What happened to your lips!?”</p> <p>Fans of the star are getting impatient as they eagerly wait for his appearance on <em>The Voice</em>, but it’s not yet known when his performance will air.</p>

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Olivia Newton-John shares heartbreaking family news

<p>Olivia Newton-John has announced that her brother, Hugh Newton-John, has passed away.</p> <p>The 70-year-old singer and actor took to Twitter and Instagram to share the sad news two weeks after her sibling’s death.</p> <p>“My dear, sweet, gentle, clever, brother Hugh passed away May 7, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia after many years of decline,” she wrote. “I love him so and will miss him terribly.”</p> <p>Also included in the Instagram post was a statement from Hugh’s colleagues from the medical community, who described the late physician as “a well-respected infectious diseases clinician” as well as “an innovator, an astute clinician and a wonderful teacher and mentor”.</p> <p>The colleagues wrote: “Recent years have not been kind to Hugh, but although he is now at peace, his memory and legacy will live on among those who worked and trained with him and the many patients who benefited from his fabulous care.”</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/Bx0EUignIxs/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/Bx0EUignIxs/" target="_blank">My dear, sweet, gentle, clever, brother Hugh passed away May 7, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia after many years of decline. I love him so and will miss him terribly. Love &amp; light, Olivia Vale - Dr. Hugh Newton-John Sadly, Hugh Newton-John died recently after a long battle with debility and decline. Hugh was a well-respected infectious diseases clinician at Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital in Melbourne during the 1970s and 80s where his lively personality, sharp intellect and amazing ability to reassess complex infectious diseases was highly regarded. Hugh was an innovator, an astute clinician and a wonderful teacher and mentor to generations of medical students, residents and ID trainees. Hugh was also a talented musician and artist who shared his gifts with many friends, colleagues and associates throughout his entire life. As a clinician-investigator Hugh led many key research projects, particularly among patients requiring care in the hospital's intensive care unit. These included the optimal means of managing tetanus, helping identify the link between recent Campylobacter gastroenteritis and the subsequent development of Guillain-Barre syndrome and improving the ventilation methods for polio patients who required long-term ventilation, as well as developing new approaches to preventing airway obstruction among patients with chronic upper airway weakness. He was a keen photographer and enjoyed recording patient stories about their illnesses and how they managed. Many of the classic clinical infectious diseases photos and audio recordings that now form part of the massive Fairfield Collection, owe their origins and meticulous cataloguing to Hugh's efforts - many have now been included in the key Australian ID textbook "Infectious Diseases: a clinical approach; third edition" (Eds: Yung, Spelman, Street, et al.). Recent years have not been kind to Hugh, but although he is now at peace, his memory and legacy will live on among those who worked and trained with him and the many patients who benefited from his fabulous care. Submitted by Lindsay Grayson, Anne Mijch, Jenny Hoy and Suzanne Crowe</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/therealonj/" target="_blank"> Olivia Newton-john</a> (@therealonj) on May 23, 2019 at 10:32am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In 2013, Olivia and Hugh’s sister Rona Newton-John passed away from cancer.</p>

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Remembering Peggy Lee: A life in pictures

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Born Norma Deloris Egstrom, Peggy Lee was an iconic American singer, songwriter and actress born May 26, 1920.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Known for her allure and reserved nature, the star quickly shot to fame after Benny Goodman heard her husky, unique sound. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Her vocals could be heard on radios all throughout the US during the ‘50s, just one of her many hits being a version of Richard Rodger and Moss Hart’s </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lover. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">One of her biggest songs that solidified her positions as an American icon was the song </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Is That All There Is</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">? </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lee was the first female artist to score top ten hits in three different decades. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Her wonderful talent should be studied by all vocalists; her regal presence is pure elegance and charm,” Frank Sinatra said of the talented star in 1994. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lee recorded her final album, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Moments Like This </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">in 1992.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Miss Peggy Lee passed away from a heart attack at her home in Bel Air on January 21, 2002.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She was 81-years-old.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Scroll through the gallery above to see the phenomenal Peggy Lee throughout the years. </span></p> <p> </p>

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5 minutes with author Bridie Jabour

<p><span>In <em>5 minutes with author</em>, <em>Over 60</em> asks book writers about their literary habits and preferences. Next in the series is Bridie Jabour, journalist, editor and writer. She regularly appears on the ABC, Sky News and Triple J. Her 2018 debut novel, <em>The Way Things Should Be </em>is getting a UK release in the coming August under the title <em>My Not So Functional Family</em>.</span></p> <p><em><span>Over 60</span></em><span> spoke with Jabour to discuss her favourite literary cliché, the book that made her rethink the world, and the ultimate tip to make writing easier.</span></p> <p><strong><span><em>Over 60</em>: What is your best writing tip? </span></strong></p> <p><span>Bridie Jabour: Write the first draft as if nobody is going to read it, not your spouse, not your best friend, not your kids, not your mum. Self-consciousness can be the biggest difference to writing or not writing, so just remember nobody else ever has to see it.</span></p> <p><strong><span>What book(s) are you reading right now?</span></strong></p> <p><span><em>The Erratics</em> by Vicki Laveau-Harvie, which everyone has already read, and <em>Terrific Mother</em> by Lorrie Moore – it’s slim but a punch to the guts.</span></p> <p><strong><span>What book do you think more people should read? </span></strong></p> <p><span><em>Women, Race and Class</em> by Angela Y. Davis. It taught me a lot about the world.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Paperback, e-book or audiobook? </span></strong></p> <p><span>Paperback! But my son is slowly banishing my books from the apartment to make way for him so I think I will be getting a Kindle soon.</span></p> <p><strong><span>How many books do you read each year? </span></strong></p> <p><span>About 30. Sometimes I can read one in a month and other times I can read three in a week – it depends on what I’m supposed to be doing with my time.</span></p> <p><strong><span>What books do you go to for a literary pick-me-up?</span></strong></p> <p><span>Novels by women that you just devour, such as <em>American Wife</em> by Curtis Sittenfeld or <em>I Capture the Castle</em> by Dodie Smith.</span></p> <p><strong><span>What is a literary trope that you can’t help but love, if any? </span></strong></p> <p><span>Adult siblings reunited.</span></p>

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