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Electronic surveillance considered for alleged stalkers

<p>In 1993, Andrea Patrick was murdered by her ex-partner after a period of severe harassment and despite a restraining order being made against him. The public outcry that followed Patrick’s death impelled the New South Wales government to follow Queensland’s lead and <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Hansard/Pages/HansardResult.aspx#/docid/HANSARD-1323879322-89176" target="_blank">enact an offence of stalking</a>.</p> <p>During the 1990s, all Australian states and territories made stalking a distinct crime. Evidence of stalking can also form the basis of civil law orders known as restraining, apprehended violence or intervention orders.</p> <p>However, there are concerns that little has changed since Andrea Patrick’s death. <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-09/celeste-manno-mother-calls-for-tougher-stalking-laws/12964622" target="_blank">There is a view</a> that stalking is not being treated seriously enough and intervention orders may be breached without serious ramifications for alleged offenders.</p> <p>The Victorian attorney-general has asked the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.lawreform.vic.gov.au/projects/stalking/stalking-terms-reference" target="_blank">Victorian Law Reform Commission</a> to consider new measures for responding to stalking, including whether electronic monitoring could be a condition of intervention orders.</p> <p>Before considering the advantages and disadvantages of such a measure, it is worth considering how stalking is defined.</p> <p><strong>What is stalking?</strong></p> <p>While definitions differ, in general, stalking refers to a pattern of behaviour intended to cause harm or arouse fear. Stalking can include:</p> <ul> <li> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/ajp.156.8.1244" target="_blank">surveillance</a>: obsessive monitoring through physically following or tracking the other person via technology or by loitering at the person’s home or workplace</p> </li> <li> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/bsl.966" target="_blank">repetition</a>: there may be unwanted contact that occurs multiple times – it can happen over the course of one day, a few weeks, or many years</p> </li> <li> <p>degradation: this may involve verbal abuse, posting denigrating comments or images online, or humiliating the other person in public</p> </li> <li> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-1-4614-5690-2_535" target="_blank">intrusion</a>: this may include repeatedly approaching the other person, interfering with the person’s property, or entering the person’s home or workplace.</p> </li> </ul> <p>Stalking can involve actions that would, in another context, be legal or even welcome. For example, gift-giving is usually legal. But if someone repeatedly gives another person unwanted gifts and will not stop when asked, this may amount to stalking.</p> <p><strong>Intervention orders</strong></p> <p>Individuals can apply to a court for an intervention order that prohibits another person (the defendant) from behaving in a particular manner towards them. In addition to acting as a restraint on the defendant’s behaviour, an intervention order can direct the defendant to comply with certain conditions.</p> <p>In Victoria, for example, there are two types of intervention orders: <a rel="noopener" href="http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/fvpa2008283/" target="_blank">family violence intervention orders</a> and <a rel="noopener" href="http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb/au/legis/vic/consol_act/psioa2010409/" target="_blank">personal safety intervention orders</a>. The first type covers situations between family members, including current or former intimate partners and some carers. The second type covers all other relationships.</p> <p>Lower courts may grant intervention orders if there is sufficient evidence of stalking.</p> <p><strong>Electronic monitoring</strong></p> <p>Electronic monitoring generally refers to “<a rel="noopener" href="http://www.antoniocasella.eu/nume/COE_electronic_16oct12.pdf" target="_blank">forms of surveillance with which to monitor the location, movement and specific behaviour of persons</a>”. It includes the use of devices such as ankle bracelets, which use radio frequency or Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to monitor the location of the person.</p> <p>While the use of such devices is usually associated with monitoring offenders after conviction, pretrial electronic monitoring is used in some places as <a rel="noopener" href="http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/wa/consol_act/ba198241/s50l.html" target="_blank">a condition of bail</a>. Electronic monitoring is also permitted in South Australia and Queensland for some <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.ranzcp.org/news-policy/policy-and-advocacy/position-statements/electronic-monitoring-people-in-forensic-mh" target="_blank">individuals using forensic mental health services</a>.</p> <p><img src="https://images.theconversation.com/files/411150/original/file-20210714-13-69trd.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&amp;q=45&amp;auto=format&amp;w=754&amp;fit=clip" alt="" /> <span class="caption">Electronic monitoring devices such as ankle bracelets have been used pre-trial in some cases.</span> <em><span class="attribution"><span class="source">Shutterstock</span></span></em></p> <p>It appears electronic monitoring has not been used in Australia as a condition of intervention orders. However, Matt Black and Russell G. Smith <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi254" target="_blank">pointed out</a> in 2003 that “modern restriction and surveillance capabilities may raise the possibility for consideration”.</p> <p><strong>Pros and cons of electronic monitoring</strong></p> <p>Electronic monitoring may help to ensure intervention orders work to prevent alleged stalkers physically approaching particular people. It can ensure they don’t enter proscribed areas and be used to track their movements.</p> <p>However, it can be expensive. The panel that reviewed post-sentence supervision of sex offenders in Victoria <a rel="noopener" href="https://files.justice.vic.gov.au/2021-06/cavsom%20harper%20report.pdf?A_rtu8pRp1SsqKDZxF2dWoGkzLvLLcmg=" target="_blank">observed</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>[…] the costs associated with electronic monitoring were considerable, particularly in proportion to other important functions undertaken by Corrections Victoria.</p> </blockquote> <p>Due to resource allocation, it is not feasible for every alleged stalker to be monitored 24 hours a day. Analysis of the electronic monitoring data is also not necessarily immediate. If electronic monitoring were an option in relation to intervention orders, it may also lead to more contested cases, thereby taking up more court time.</p> <p>There are human rights issues in relation to curtailing the liberty of those who have not been convicted of a crime. Wearing an electronic device may also be sitgmatising. The balance here is whether public safety considerations outweigh individual rights.</p> <p><strong>A shift in focus</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Being forced to modify behaviour to avoid being stalked appears to be common for victim survivors of stalking. They may experience significant lifestyle changes such as:</p> <ul> <li>avoiding places where their stalker might be</li> <li>changing routines</li> <li>quitting school or their job</li> <li>moving house.</li> </ul> <p>A key question for the Victorian Law Reform Commission inquiry into stalking will be whether electronic monitoring can help shift the focus away from victims having to alter their own behaviour to forcing alleged offenders to alter theirs.</p> <p>Electronic monitoring may have a role to play, but it may be that the disadvantages outweigh the benefits.<!-- End of code. If you don't see any code above, please get new code from the Advanced tab after you click the republish button. 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Read the <a rel="noopener" href="https://theconversation.com/victoria-considers-electronic-surveillance-for-alleged-stalkers-164320" target="_blank">original article</a>.</p>

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Incredible images of the super moon

<p>Australian space enthusiasts were given the ultimate moon gazing experience on Wednesday night after a super blood moon appeared in the sky.</p> <p>Similar to the pink super moon in April, photos of the May super blood moon, which was red in colour, had been shared widely across social media.</p> <p>The super blood moon takes place when a total lunar eclipse (or blood moon) happens at the same time as the "super" moon - which appeared brighter and bigger.</p> <p>Incredible images have popped up from across Australia, taken by both professionals and social media users.</p> <p>The beach provided a beautiful backdrop for the super moon as many avid photographers took to the ocean side to take their snaps.</p> <p>Other images show the earth’s shadow fall across the full moon above Sydney.</p> <p>Social media users have taken to Instagram to share their own images from the super blood moon.</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/CPVZPcEpf9n/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CPVZPcEpf9n/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Mitch Cox (@mitch.cox)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <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/CPVb5t2HYv7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CPVb5t2HYv7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Relaxing Off-Grid Farm Stay (@pattisonpastoralfarmstay)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <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/CPVENQypDsk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CPVENQypDsk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Anthony Glick (@anthonyglick)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Twitter users were equally as enthusiastic, sharing their own pictures of the phenomenon.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Super blood moon and eclipse all in one night <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sydney?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#sydney</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/supermoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#supermoon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/australia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#australia</a> <a href="https://t.co/2CsoIwjHWf">pic.twitter.com/2CsoIwjHWf</a></p> — Ross Johnson (@rossxjohnson) <a href="https://twitter.com/rossxjohnson/status/1397523117619044354?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2021</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Super blood moon and eclipse all in one night <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sydney?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#sydney</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/supermoon?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#supermoon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/australia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#australia</a> <a href="https://t.co/2CsoIwjHWf">pic.twitter.com/2CsoIwjHWf</a></p> — Ross Johnson (@rossxjohnson) <a href="https://twitter.com/rossxjohnson/status/1397523117619044354?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>While the super blood moon will be visible from parts of America, Australian National University astrophysicist Brad Tucker said Aussies had one of the best and most convenient viewing times.</p> <p>“This is probably the rarest bit of this moon, that it happens in the early evening and not some absurd normal astronomy time in the middle of the night,” he said.</p>

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Genius Aussie app idea you'll wish you'd thought of first

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When it comes to screen-time, the amount of time that kids spend on their phone has parents worried.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So the idea to force kids to do maths and English problems in order to unlock apps on their phones seems like an obvious solution, now that someone has thought of it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sydney entrepreneurs Isaac and Ann Elnekave have turned that idea into a reality through the app 1Question, which they trialled on their 13-year-old daughter Alyssa.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Of the trial, Alyssa said, ‘At first I wasn’t too sure about it.’</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">‘I didn’t want my friends to blame me if their parents made them get it,’ she continued.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">‘But, once I started using it I realised it doesn’t take that long to answer a question and it’s actually pretty cool.’</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Research has found that almost half of kids between six and 13 either own a phone or can access one. With the majority playing phone games or using apps like YouTube for an average of five hours a day, the Elnekaves hope to use that time for good.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">‘Much like sneaking veggies into cake, the 1Question app seamlessly leverages screen habits to create micro learning moments,’ Mrs Elnekave said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">‘Engagement is the holy grail of educators - if only kids were as motivated to learn their times tables as they are their TikTok moves.’</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">How many times does your child open an app each day? 5.. 10.. 20.. 50? 🥴 If you can capture even some of that energy and put it to use, imagine the impact it can have on their education. Turn screen time habits 👎 into opportunities 👍 with 1Question! <a href="https://t.co/HviU4TetLP">pic.twitter.com/HviU4TetLP</a></p> — 1Question (@1QuestionApp) <a href="https://twitter.com/1QuestionApp/status/1379643563311435776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">‘We created a solution that blends screen time and study to maximise your child’s valuable engagement,’ she explained.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With a monthly $2.99 subscription, parents can download the app onto their child’s phone, choose their grade and curriculum subjects, and monitor their progress on a dashboard, showing each correct answer they answer to open a game or app such as YouTube.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Elnekave said, ‘We designed the user experience to be really simple, but underneath the hood is our incredibly intelligent AI engine.’</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">‘As your child learns, so does the AI, which seamlessly deciphers each child’s area of strength and weakness and autonomously charts a customised path for their learning.’</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With a base of 12,000 questions developed using the Australian, British, and American primary school curriculums, there are plans to expand the app to cater to high school students, including those taking the HSC.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Since the trial launched, Mr Elnekave said they had been ‘inundated with requests for more topics almost daily.’</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The potential global growth of the app helped the entrepreneurs secure support from the Australian Tax Office, which granted the app Early Stage Innovation Company status.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To help the app take off on a global scale, the couple are looking to crowdfund $1.5 million on the OnMarket website. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Their target? To emulate the success of language learning app Duolingo, which has been downloaded 300 million times and is valued at $US 2.4 billion.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Rozelle couple have also garnered support from their neighbours including actor Gary Sweet. Echoing the thoughts of many parents, he said, ‘Bloody oath. Where was this app a few years back!’</span></p>

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"So confusing": Jackie O gets stumped by "simple" maths question

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Beloved radio host Jackie 'O' Henderson was left scratching her head after a listener called up with a confusing maths question.</p> <p>Listener Liam called into<span> </span><em>The Kyle and Jackie O<span> </span></em>show to ask the maths question designed for year two students.</p> <p>“I’ve only ever seen a couple of people get it, but it’s so simple; it’s really not hard,” he told Jackie O and Kyle Sandilands.</p> <p>“If you buy a baseball bat and a baseball and your total is a $1.10 and the bat cost one dollar more than the ball, how much is the ball?”</p> <p>“10 cents, right?” Jackie quickly answered, only to be told she was wrong.</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/CK2Mj9OB_C1/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CK2Mj9OB_C1/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Kyle and Jackie O (@kyleandjackieo)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p> </p> <p>“Jeez I can’t understand, because you’ve spent a $1.10, so there’s only a $1.10 spent, if it’s a dollar more,” she said.</p> <p>The right answer came from newsreader Brooklyn Ross, who guessed that the ball was 5 cents and the bat was $1.05.</p> <p>“I think I’ve even heard that before but I’ve forgotten the answer,” Jackie said. “It’s one of those famous questions.”</p> <p>“That hurts my brain,” one person wrote, while another said it was “so confusing”.</p> <p>Behavioural economist Daneil Kahneman said that most people get this question wrong because people rely on intuition to problem solve and for this question, intuitively the answer seems like it should be 10 cents.</p> <p>He explained the concept in his book<span> </span><em>Thinking, Fast and Slow,<span> </span></em>but further explained the idea to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.businessinsider.com.au/question-that-harvard-students-get-wrong-2012-12?r=US&amp;IR=T" target="_blank"><em>Business Insider</em></a>.</p> <p>“The distinctive mark of this easy puzzle is that it evokes an answer that is intuitive, appealing and wrong,” he wrote in an excerpt published by<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.businessinsider.com.au/question-that-harvard-students-get-wrong-2012-12?r=US&amp;IR=T" target="_blank"><em>Business Insider.</em></a></p> <p>“Many people are overconfident, prone to place too much faith in their intuitions.</p> <p>“They apparently find cognitive effort at least mildly unpleasant and avoid it as much as possible.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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ALDI announces huge Black Friday sale

<p>ALDI has announced a major sales event to kick-start Black Friday celebrations.</p> <p>The supermarket giant has announced a huge range of bargain buys as part of its Black Wednesday sale on November 25.</p> <p>The ALDI event begins two days before official Black Friday sales on November 27.</p> <p>Shoppers can expect some incredible savings on tech and home appliance items, including a gaming chair for $149 and a Bauhn 65” UHD Smart TV for $599.</p> <p>“With Christmas just around the corner, ALDI is releasing some early and extra-special Black Friday deals as part of our Special Buys,” said <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.aldi.com.au/" target="_blank">ALDI</a> shopping expert Nicole Higgins.</p> <p>“Some of our incredible Special Buys include a Bauhn 65” UHD Smart TV for only $599 and Philips soundbar with Bluetooth at $99.99, sure to satisfy any movie buff.</p> <p>“There are also returning favourites such as our Waeco Portable Fridge Freezer, priced at an unbelievable $599.</p> <p>“So whether you’re planning a camping trip or just to camp out in your lounge room catching up on the latest movie releases, you’re sure to find a bargain at ALDI with our early Black Friday sales, on Wednesday 25 November.”</p> <p><span><strong>ALDI Black Friday sale:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Some of the standout buys include:</li> <li>Gaming Chair - $149</li> <li>Bauhn 65” UHD Smart TV, $599</li> <li>Philips soundbar with Bluetooth, $99.99</li> <li>WAECO Portable Fridge Freezer, $599</li> <li>Vivitar Activity Tracker, $12.99</li> <li>De’Longhi Espresso Machine, $99.99</li> <li>Nokia C3 Unlocked Smartphone 16GG, $129</li> </ul>

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Mum shares “life-saving” iPhone feature

<p>A woman has taken to Facebook to share a simple iPhone feature that could save lives.</p> <p>The mother based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland said she was shopping at a local Kmart when a woman became unresponsive and was in dire need of medical attention.</p> <p>“I was looking through her purse and then when I found her phone, it’s locked and needs the pin number she was unresponsive so we could not access the contacts,” she wrote on Facebook.</p> <p>While searching through the woman’s phone in the hope to find out more information, she remembered a feature she could access without needing the pin code or face time to unlock.</p> <p>“Lucky she was ok but if I could of called her nearest and dearest we could of been told of any possible illnesses and maybe they have an epipen or something,” the woman added.</p> <p>She was referencing Apple’s emergency contact feature which is on every iPhone, even if the handset is locked.</p> <p>“In your settings add a medical ID, it will have all medical knowledge and emergency contact numbers that an ambulance or member of the public can use without unlocking your phone,” the woman explained.</p> <p>The emergency contact features is available for all iPhone users to nominate an emergency contact phone number as well as list any allergies or medical requirements that can be identified without having to unlock the device or risk any other private information being shared.</p> <p>To make an emergency call the Apple website instructs users to go to the lock screen and then tap the red “emergency” button.</p> <p>The person can then call the emergency number the iPhone user has nominated.</p> <p>Medical information such as allergies and conditions can be listed in this screen as well,</p> <p>“If someone needs help and is unresponsive, you can check their iPhone for Medical ID. </p> <p>“Medical ID provides information about a person that may be important in an emergency, like allergies, medical conditions and who to contact,” the Apple website states.</p>

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Woolies customer finds "disgusting" item on shelves

<p>A man from Sydney has posted on Facebook about a "disgusting" find on a shelf in Woolworths.</p> <p>He shared a photo of a Continental cup of soup on Tuesday on Facebook.</p> <p>“Fresh food?” he wrote.</p> <p>“How about months out of date? How can you try to charge me for this? Disgusting.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838128/body-woolworths.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9d01db29df89453ea1d627495a989d81" /></p> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Woolworths said it was "concerned" by the soup.</p> <p>“Our store teams continually check our shelves to rotate the stock and make sure only the best products are on display,” it wrote. </p> <p>“Unfortunately, it seems like these were missed in our regular checks. Thanks for bringing this to our attention and we'd like to look into this further.”</p> <p>Foods past the use-by date can not legally be sold.</p> <p>CSIRO applied food microbiology team leader Sandra Olivier said that it's "pretty black and white" when it comes to eating food past the use-by date.</p> <p>“Don’t use a product past its use-by date,” she said.</p> <p><em>Photo credits: </em><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/woolworths-customer-spots-disgusting-find-on-shelves-233812208.html" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">Yahoo! News</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div>

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How a smartwatch saved this grandad's life

<p><span>A grandfather-of-nine is counting his blessings after his life was miraculously saved by a simple smart watch.</span><br /><br /><span>Jason Potts says he was spring-cleaning his gutters when he fell backward, over his neighbour’s fence and onto a solid concrete path.</span><br /><br /><span>“I climbed the ladder, pulled the trigger and it immediately pushed me away from the house. So I reached out and grabbed onto the timber and it broke in my hand, it just crumbled,” he explained to 7NEWS.</span><br /><br /><span>After the 54-year-old fell to the ground, a familiar voice sounded - “Hello, is anyone there? Can you hear me?”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838091/smart-watch-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/71bb38a7408646bea370e0b7f8eedebd" /><br /><br /><span>“Your Apple Watch has detected a hard fall and called 000. Do you require an ambulance?” the person said.</span><br /><br /><span>The watch had alerted emergency services, as well as his wife as she was listed as an emergency contact.</span><br /><br /><span>“I’m 107kg so I had 107kg of weight land on my head and my shoulder,” he said.</span><br /><br /><span>“I received four messages saying that Jay had had a hard fall and it (included) his last location,” his wife said.</span><br /><br /><span>The call proved to be life-saving as Potts suffered a dislocated collarbone, fractures to his spine and ribs, and a serious head injury.</span><br /><br /><span>Thankfully, the happy-go-lucky grandad says his near-death experience has not fazed him in the slightest - admitting he will be back up the ladder to finish the job as soon as he can.</span></p>

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Warning issued over dangerous video on TikTok

<p>Parents have been issued a warning about a sick video circulating on multiple social media platforms, including TikTok, that is luring children through puppy videos.</p> <p>While it seems innocuous at first, towards the end the video shows graphic footage of a man taking his own life.</p> <p>Dozens of Australian schools have emailed parents warning them of the video, which was live-streamed on Facebook and is now making the rounds on TikTok and Instagram.</p> <p>The video was reportedly made by a man from Mississippi last week, and was first discovered on TikTok on Sunday.</p> <p>Speaking to Buzzfeed News, a spokesperson for the app said they were investigating the matter.</p> <p>“We are banning accounts that repeatedly try to upload clips,” spokeswoman Hilary McQuaide told the publication.</p> <p>“Our systems have been automatically detecting and flagging these clips for violating our policies against content that displays, praises, glorifies, or promotes suicide.”</p> <p>CEO of Safe on Social Kirra Pendergast told ABC News that these types of videos on the internet was not uncommon.</p> <p>“It’s like what we called Elsagate — which was when Elsa from Frozen got some full-on treatment with people posting two minutes into a video some obscene things happening to Elsa,” Ms Pendergast said.</p> <p>“It’s a kind of trolling. They’re luring kids in with videos of kittens and puppies, then it goes to this very, very graphic video.”</p> <p><strong>Advice for parents and grandparents*:</strong></p> <p>1. Secure household devices by setting passcodes and restrictions on all devices</p> <p>2. Supervise children online and monitor the material they are accessing</p> <p>3. Sit down and have an open conversation with your child about the material they may see online</p> <p><em>*Courtesy of Act for Kids</em></p>

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Four easy ways to tell if you’ve been blocked on Facebook

<p>Facebook can sometimes feel like the world’s best reunion party. You run into people you haven’t seen in a long time, share favourite throwback photos, and heart one another’s most uplifting memes.</p> <p>Other times it can feel like a battlefield. Conflicts of interest can send tensions high, with arguments about to erupt at every turn.</p> <p>You’ve probably blocked (or at least “snoozed for 30 days”) someone you disagree with, so it’s equally likely that at least one “friend” has you blocked.</p> <p>Here’s how to tell if someone has blocked you on Facebook.</p> <p><strong>Method 1: Scroll through your friend list</strong></p> <p>You can tell if someone blocked you on Facebook by scrolling your friend list. Social media professional Chad R. MacDonald manages Facebook pages with tens of thousands of followers and is highly experienced with handling Facebook privacy. MacDonald tells us that deactivated accounts’ profiles and profile photos “will still be visible on your friends list, although you can’t click on them anymore. Someone who has blocked you won’t show up at all.”</p> <p><strong>Method 2: Search for their Facebook profile</strong></p> <p>If you’ve recently gotten into a Facebook kerfuffle with your great-aunt Nora, you might want to check if things are still okay between the two of you. Do a general search for her name in the Facebook search results bar at the top of the page. If Auntie Nora shows up as a friend, you’re still on good terms, and there’s no need to worry.</p> <p>However, if the widget on her search result reads “Add friend,” this means that she has unfriended or blocked you. A simple unfriend is less worrisome than a block, and you can take it as a sign that there’s room for the two of you to rebuild your relationship. If you’re still able to see her public posts, you have not been blocked.</p> <p><strong>If they don’t show up in search results…</strong></p> <p>If the person doesn’t show up in search results at all, the user has either deleted their profile or has blocked you. And let’s be frank, if the two of you were arguing it’s more likely to be the latter. To double-check, ask a mutual friend to search the person’s name in their Facebook search bar. If the person shows up in their results but not yours, you have some relationship mending to do.</p> <p>“If the search yields a result with an active page, it’s clear that you’ve gotten the chop,” says Krystin Dunbar, Senior Campaign Strategist at digital agency Union. But Dunbar cautions this could also mean the person has just changed their privacy settings. “Privacy settings can be changed so that accounts don’t show up in a [Facebook] member search – so this isn’t a foolproof method.”</p> <p><strong>Method 3: Check your Facebook memories</strong></p> <p>The “Memories” feature, which shows you old posts, “including everyone who has commented on or liked them,” says MacDonald, is another place to check.</p> <p>“People who have blocked you can still show up on your posts in Memories,” he explains. “Their profiles will show their names in black font that you can’t click on, as opposed to the normal blue font for profiles that you can click through.”</p> <p>A very long scroll through your news feed may serve the same purpose. Or a much faster way would be to simply <a href="http://www.deleted.io/">use this app</a> to see who unfollowed you on Facebook.</p> <p><strong>Method 4: Check your Facebook groups</strong></p> <p>A final method is to check your mutual groups. If you are an administrator on a Facebook group, such as a town or school community page, “you can see all profiles that interact there, whether they’ve blocked you or not,” says MacDonald.</p> <p>In these groups, you will be able to view the posts of all users, even if you are not friends on Facebook, and here again any profiles with their names in bold, black font indicate that “the user has blocked you (or you have blocked them) and you won’t be able to view those profiles.”</p> <p><strong>How to tell if someone blocked you on Facebook Messenger</strong></p> <p>It is possible for someone to block you from messaging them on Facebook Messenger even if they haven’t blocked your profile on Facebook, and this would indicate they are unwilling to be more than just a social media acquaintance.</p> <p>To check if someone has blocked you on Facebook Messenger, try sending a message to their profile. If you get an error message that reads “This person isn’t available at the moment,” then the person has either blocked you or deactivated their account.</p> <p><em>Written by Dani Walpole. This article first appeared on </em><em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/science-technology/how-to-tell-if-someone-blocked-you-on-facebook">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.com.au/subscribe">here’s our best subscription offer</a>.</em></p>

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Heartwarming footage of Princess Anne's fumbly Zoom call with the Queen

<p>It appears that everyone is having trouble adapting to our new normal, including the Queen herself.</p> <p>As the coronavirus pandemic has forced many to isolate, many have used Zoom to communicate with their loved ones.</p> <p>However, it can be tricky to use, which the Queen quickly found out and her daughter Princess Anne had to guide her through it.</p> <p>In a preview for a new ITV documentary about Princess Anne, which is airing in celebration of her 70th birthday, footage of a video conference is included with the Queen and Princess Anne herself.</p> <p>"Can you see everybody? You should have six people on your screen," the Princess royal tells her mother.</p> <p>The Queen, who was tuning in from Windsor Castle tells her: "Yes, well, I can see four anyway."</p> <p>"Ok fair enough. Actually, you don't need me," Anne then jovially adds.</p> <p>"You know what I look like."</p> <p>The sweet clip was shared by ITV royal correspondent Chris Ship.</p> <p>"Watch how Princess Anne tried to teach her elderly mother about @zoom_us. But her elderly mother is, err, the Queen," he joked.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">NEW: A first look behind the scenes of those royal video calls 💻 <br />Watch how Princess Anne tried to teach her elderly mother about <a href="https://twitter.com/zoom_us?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@zoom_us</a>. <br />But her elderly mother is, err, the Queen.<br />🎥 A great clip from tomorrow’s documentary ‘Anne: The Princess Royal at 70’ on <a href="https://twitter.com/ITV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@itv</a> 9pm 👇 <a href="https://t.co/duHzozH2x5">pic.twitter.com/duHzozH2x5</a></p> — Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisshipitv/status/1288164903111602176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 28, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>Royal fans loved the new clip.</p> <p> "I want to see the Queen with an accidental tropical island backdrop," one joked.</p> <p>Another fan wrote: "I love it! The whole world deals with zoom in the same way: 'Can you see me?' 'Can you hear me?' 'Am I on?' 'Is my background neat &amp; tidy?' Love their humanity, their humility, and their graciousness."</p>

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“Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over”: The iPhone shortcut that lets you record police encounters

<p>Amid worldwide protests against police brutality, an iPhone shortcut that allows people to record their encounters with authorities has gained traction.</p> <p>The shortcut, which must first be <a href="https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/cc95be30b285469ea22b7cff11ce0737">installed on the device</a>, is activated by saying: “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over”. It will then pause any music, dim the brightness of the phone, turn on the Do Not Disturb mode, open the device’s front camera to start a video recording, and send your location in a message to a predesignated contact.</p> <p>Once the recording stops, it will send a copy of the video to the predesignated contact and give you the option to upload the clip to iCloud Drive or Dropbox.</p> <p>The “I’m getting pulled over” shortcut was created by Robert Petersen in 2018.</p> <p>Petersen said the feature could be “a very huge help” for those experiencing “improper police interaction”.</p> <p>“I just wanted a way for anyone to have proof of their version of events in the unlikely scenario that something unexpected happens during a police interaction,” he told <em><a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/apple-siri-shortcut-ios12-lets-you-secretly-record-interactions-with-police/">CBS News</a> </em>in October 2018.</p> <p>“And if one in 10,000 people find my shortcut useful at all I’d be glad.”</p> <p>Petersen recommended <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/shortcuts/comments/9huqiw/getting_pulled_over_by_police/">putting the phone on a dashboard mount</a> when using the function.</p> <p>The feature has been brought back into the spotlight on social media amid protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.</p> <p>Taking pictures or videos of police carrying out duties in any public place is legal in <a href="https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2019/12/is-it-legal-to-film-police-officers-in-australia/">Australia</a> and <a href="https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/109993747/police-apologise-after-officer-threatens-to-ticket-filming-teenager#:~:text=Filming%20police%20carrying%20out%20duties,complaint%20was%20passed%20to%20police.">New Zealand</a>.</p> <p>Here’s how to install the shortcut on your iPhone device:</p> <ol> <li>Download the Shortcuts app.</li> <li>Open <a href="https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/cc95be30b285469ea22b7cff11ce0737">this link</a> in the Safari web browser.</li> <li>Once it opens, scroll down and select “Add Untrusted Shortcut”.</li> <li>Select a contact whom you would like to send your location and video recording to.</li> </ol>

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Aussie mum’s game-changing ALDI Special Buys hack

<p>ALDI’s weekly Special Buys usually causes a frenzy amongst shoppers, with people travelling to multiple stores to grab a bargain.</p> <p>But one woman has shared a “secret” tip to help you locate the deal you’re after.</p> <p>The mum revealed you just need to type two words “Get started” into a chat box on the ALDI Australia Facebook page, answer a few prompts, and it will tell you which stores within a 20km radius to you have the item you’re after in stock.</p> <p>“Not sure if any of you know but if you message ALDI on Facebook and type ‘Get Started’ it’ll bring up a few weeks of special buy catalogue dates,” she wrote on the ALDI Mums Facebook page.</p> <p>“Just click what you want and type your postcode, it’ll see if any stores within 20km have stock.</p> <p>“Managed to get some goodies I couldn’t find a few weeks back!”</p> <p>The nifty hack left many people gobsmacked, saying they had “no idea” of the online feature.</p> <p>“Love it, I checked with this function and got something I wanted today,” one said.</p> <p>“Soooooooooo awesome!!,” another wrote.</p> <p>“That’s a great idea, I used it and went to the store where stock was available …” someone else added.</p> <p>While the helpful feature is not widely known, it is clearly listed on the German Supermarket’s website under the tab “Check Stock Availability”.</p> <p>“We want to save you time. That’s why we’ve created a chatbot that checks Special Buys stock availability,” the description reads, adding it made it “easier than ever to find your dream Special Buy”.</p> <p>Speaking to news.com.au, ALDI Australia said the recent addition had received “positive feedback”.</p> <p>“We recently expanded our customer service offering with a chatbot function for Messenger, to make it easier and quicker for our customers to check Special Buys stock availability in their area,” the spokesperson said.</p> <p>“We hope the chatbot experience continues to make it even easier for people to shop with us and locate their favourite Special Buys products.”</p> <p>As one mum said, it’s a game-changer.</p>

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Online calculator reveals how likely you are to die from coronavirus

<p>A team of scientists in the UK have built a calculator that can predict a person’s risk of dying from COVID-19.</p> <p>The <a href="http://covid19-phenomics.org/PrototypeOurRiskCoV.html">online tool</a>, developed by researchers at University College London, predicts a one-year mortality rate based on factors such as sex, age, and underlying conditions as well as the levels of coronavirus infection in the population and strain on the health service.</p> <p>The calculator is a part of <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(20)30854-0.pdf">a study</a> involving 3.8 million health records from England, which concluded that “stringent” restrictions must be sustained to prevent excess deaths.</p> <p>Lead author Dr Amitava Banerjee said older people, particularly those with underlying conditions, were asking what easing coronavirus restrictions could mean for their health.</p> <p>“For example, we show how a 66-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has 6 per cent risk of dying over the next year and there are 25,000 ‘patients like me’ [men of the same age with the same condition] in England,” he said.</p> <p>“The calculator estimates 164 excess COVID-19-related deaths on top of the expected 1,639 deaths over a year in patients in a similar situation.</p> <p>“Our findings show the mortality risk for these vulnerable groups increases significantly and could lead to thousands of avoidable deaths.”</p> <p>The calculator works using a given age, sex, and underlying health condition along with the level of suppression measures in the area using a mortality impact of 1.5 per cent.</p> <p>The tool then calculates the one-year mortality rate, or the number of people with similar characteristics in England who would have died pre-coronavirus from other causes.</p> <p>It also forecasts the excess mortality under the COVID-19 emergency – that is, the number of additional deaths among the group of people due to coronavirus.</p> <p>The study’s co-author Professor Harry Hemingway told <em><a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-death-risk-calculator-uk-university-college-london-study-a9511591.html">Independent.co.uk</a></em>: “Our findings emphasise the importance of delivering consistent preventive interventions to people with a wide range of diseases, who are cared for by a wide range of clinical specialties.”</p>

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"Absolute idiot": Grand slam birthday stitch-up puts Nick Kyrgios on the back foot

<p>It may not have been the 25th birthday Nick Kyrgios had in mind, but it went from bad to worse on Monday night when a fellow tennis star posted a particular photo.</p> <p>As countless people wished the talented Aussie a happy birthday, Greek tennis champ Stefanos Tsitsipas decided to go down a different path with his Instagram upload.</p> <p>Tsitsipas’ post was an image of himself holding up a cardboard sign which he captioned: “Lift others up”.</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/B_eouG8DHie/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" 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/B_eouG8DHie/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">‎Lift others up 🙌🏼 . . . . . . . . 💭: @dudewithsign | #dudewithsign</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/stefanostsitsipas98/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Stefanos Tsitsipas</a> (@stefanostsitsipas98) on Apr 27, 2020 at 2:07am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The only problem was, the sign contained a mobile number, which fans quickly realised belonged to the one and only Nick Kyrgios. Kyrgios commented on the post: “You are an absolute idiot, everyone stop calling me!!!!!”</p> <p>The number was quickly disconnected after what most likely was a never ending hoard of phone calls and text messages.</p> <p>Of course, not all of the birthday wishes directed towards him caused a headache, as many took to social media to say happy birthday in a much more conventional way.</p>

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Tennis fans shred Rafael Nadal over blunder in Roger Federer chat

<p>Throughout his incredible career, it has taken a pretty special opponent to make Rafael Nadal worry, but the Spanish great met his match in the form of Instagram Live on Monday.</p> <p>The 33-year-old can make any of his rivals break into a sweat. Whether that’s with his wickedly spinning forehand or backhand, everyone in the tennis world fears his name.</p> <p>But fans on his social media witnessed a completely different side of the Mallorcan as they eagerly awaited his live chat with Swiss legend Roger Federer.</p> <p>He may have 19 Grand Slam titles, one shy of Federer’s all-time men’s record, but when it comes to IT skills, he resembled a Sunday morning park hacker crumbling under pressure.</p> <p>With 40,000 viewers tuning in, a confused Nadal blankly stared into cyberspace, as he tried to work out why Federer, who is currently isolating at home in Switzerland, refused to appear.</p> <p>Eventually to Nadal’s obvious relief, the tennis champion popped up to speak briefly about how he’s dealing with the shutdown amidst the pandemic.</p> <p>“Finally!” said Nadal.</p> <p>Federer revealed he had been practising against a wall, when not spending time with his four children. But Nadal admitted that he hadn’t been training at all. “Perfect! You won’t be able to play tennis any more when you come back,” said a laughing Federer.</p> <p>Federer said the extended lay-off has meant he has had time to rehab his right knee after surgery in February.</p> <p>“I’ve got plenty of time, there is no stress, no rush, if there is a positive that’s it,” he said.</p>

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Oscar winner plays bingo with nursing home residents

<p>Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey has hosted a game of virtual bingo for residents living in a senior nursing home in Texas, U.S on Sunday.</p> <p>The A-lister was joined by his wife, Camila Alves and mother, Kay as they led a game of bingo for seniors currently residing at The Enclave at Round Rock senior Living in Round Rock, Texas.</p> <p>A clip of the event was shared to social media, where the 50-year-old star was recording saying: “We got I-24!</p> <p>“Richard is waving a hammer up high, we got Charles with the iPad up high. We got two winners!”</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FTheEnclaveatRoundRockSeniorLiving%2Fvideos%2F652315845592481%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=560" width="560" height="508" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe></p> <p>The clip also showed Camila taking pictures of the bingo participants who were all turning in through Zoom, along with two of their three children peeking in behind McConaughey’s shoulder.</p> <p>The caption of the clip which was posted by the facility’s Facebook page read: “Ever play virtual bingo with #MatthewMcConaughey? You'd be a whole lot cooler if you did! The residents at The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living got to play virtual bingo with #MatthewMcConaughey and his family!</p> <p>“Thank you to Matthew, his wife Camila, and his mom Kay for hosting our residents for a few rounds of virtual bingo! Our residents had a great time playing, and they loved talking with Matthew about his family heritage and his favourite drink.”</p> <p>A second piece of footage from the virtual bingo game was also shared onto Facebook, with one of the facility’s employees thanking the award-winning actor for his support.</p> <p>“I wanted to say, from all of us, we want to continue to turn a red light into a green light.”</p>

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