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Princess Diana’s “shame bike” sells at auction for hefty sum

<p>A bicycle once used by Princess Diana has sold at auction for a shocking $79,000.</p> <p>Barry Glazer, Baltimore attorney, bid $79,000 for the blue Raleigh bicycle during a<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.burstowandhewett.co.uk/news/auction-find-lady-diana%E2%80%99s-bicycle/" target="_blank">Burstow &amp; Hewett Auctioneers</a><span> </span>auction in East Sussex last week.</p> <p>The bike was used by Princess Diana before her marriage to Prince Charles and had to be sold as the palace thought it was "not fit for a princess".</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841108/diana-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/cb97f448a64f467cb69dcbf0ad38eea3" /></p> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.sussexlive.co.uk/news/sussex-news/princess-dianas-shame-bike-sold-5353641" target="_blank">press</a><span> </span>quickly began calling it Diana's "shame" bike and the Princess quickly sold it.</p> <p>Glazer has big plans for the bike as he will be "setting up a memorial dedicated to the British Family's basic racist roots".</p> <p>"The memorial will be set up in an enclave in his office located in a historic building, utilised by the underground 'railroad' to assist slaves to freedom in Baltimore," the statement said.</p> <p>African slaves were shipped to Baltimore by the English in 1642 to work on tobacco plantations.</p> <p>Glazer's firm said that the bike had become a "famous symbol of Diana's oppression".</p> <p>He also referenced comments made about racism by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their interview with Oprah Winfrey.</p> <p>"The memorial is particularly relevant now considering the present controversy with Harry and Meghan accusing their Royal Family of racism," the statement continued.</p> <p>"[Glazer] explained that the Royal Family's claim for superiority is rooted in the logic of white supremacy," the statement said.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Kmart version of $170 winter item sends shoppers into a frenzy

<p>Budget conscious fashion lovers have discovered a puffer jacket that is four times cheaper than a popular Australian brand.</p> <p>Instagram page Kmart Insiders shared a light blue winter coat, that retails for $40 at Kmart, alongside the $169 Decjuba version.</p> <p>Followers were taken aback as to how similar the two items really were, praising Kmart for offering a more affordable version.</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/COTwMkEnG94/?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/COTwMkEnG94/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by KMART OUTFIT IDEAS (@kmartinsider)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Wow! What a comparison. These are spot on,” one person commented.</p> <p>“Kmart you did it again. Love it,” someone else said.</p> <p>Others pointed out some brands “are so expensive,” adding the large price tag was “unnecessary”.</p> <p>The discount department store recently revealed a line of puffer jackets as part of its autumn/winter '21 collection ranging from $20 for kids sizes to $49 for a longline women's version.</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/CN4HyCEnZ_1/?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/CN4HyCEnZ_1/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Amys Fashion Finds (@amys.fashionfinds)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It is also the first ever clothing item from Kmart to be made from 100 per cent recycled polyester.</p> <p>“We’re pretty excited with this season’s launch because it has got a lot of sustainability product through the mix of our offer,” Natasha Smith, Kmart’s Divisional Merchandise Manager, told news.com.au previously.</p> <p>“In particular one of our longline puffers has got 100 per cent recycled poly content from reclaimed material.”</p> <p>The jackets have proven to be incredibly popular with shoppers pointing out it was already "sold out online".</p> <p>Shoppers have taken to Instagram to share snaps of themselves donning the jackets, with one woman writing: “I’m glad there are options for me to keep warm but stay stylish.”</p>

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Australia’s top 20 Most Trusted Brands for 2021 revealed

<p><strong>20 Most Trusted Brands in Australia</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Coming off a year where our trust has never been more tested, with deadly dangers and testing lockdowns, the 22</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">nd</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> annual survey of Australia’s Most Trusted Brands has been revealed exclusively in </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Australian Reader’s Digest</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. The findings make for fascinating reading.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is not a survey of the magazine’s readers. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Australian Reader’s Digest</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> commissioned an independent market research agency to conduct a stand-alone survey of a representative sample of more than 3,000 Australians. The full results, across 72 categories, appear exclusively in the magazine’s latest issue and can be found online </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.trustedbrands.com.au/results.asp" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Perhaps more than any other year previously, trust has been the guiding human emotion we’ve all had to rely on to navigate through our day safely,” notes </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Australian Reader’s Digest</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Editor-in-Chief, Louise Waterson.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“As such, this year’s Top 20 list is itself a narrative of what matters to Australians in 2021, with the top brands offering protection and comfort.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Read on to find out who made up the Top 20 list.</span></p> <p><strong>1. Band-Aid</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Last year, Band-Aid celebrated its 100</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> anniversary, and more importantly, a century of healing. With constant innovations and steadfast dependability, there’s a very good reason it’s our number one Most Trusted Brand overall… as well as the winner in the Plasters/Adhesive bandages category.</span></p> <p><strong>2. Dettol</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Australians have grown up with Dettol’s antiseptic range coming to the rescue for their cuts and scrapes, while its germ-destroying cleaning products have never been more highly valued. Little wonder then, that it was our second Most Trusted Brand overall and the winner in our First Aid category.</span></p> <p><strong>3. Cancer Council sunscreen</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With the Cancer Council’s motto of protecting ourselves from the harsh Australian sun by following its well-known ‘slip, slop, slap, seek and slide’ measures deeply ingrained in the Aussie psyche, we know we can trust this brand to help keep us safe.</span></p> <p><strong>4. Western Star</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With baking at an all-time high during pandemic stay-at-home periods, Aussies put their trust in Western Star to ensure their goodies always came up trumps.</span></p> <p><strong>5. Bridgestone</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Retaining the title of Australia’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand for the eighth consecutive year (and the sole recipient since the category was introduced in 2014), Bridgestone has recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, drawing on its rich heritage and passion for innovation to deliver social and customer value.</span></p> <p><strong>6. Cadbury</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Enjoyed by generations of Australians since John Cadbury opened the first Australian factory in 1922, Cadbury is Australia’s number one confectionery brand for good reason – Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate has never let us down.</span></p> <p><strong>7. Bunnings Warehouse</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With ‘iso renos’ at an all-time high, Bunnings Warehouse became the institution we put our faith in to assist us in our DIY efforts. So much so, that this year it was also voted our Most Iconic Brand.</span></p> <p><strong>8. Dyson</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Australians know that when they’re buying a Dyson product, they’re getting that famous Dyson technology they’ve come to know and trust.</span></p> <p><strong>9. Panadol</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When pain gets in the way of life, it’s Panadol that Australians reach to first, safe in the knowledge that it can always be trusted to do the job right. That’s why it was also voted the winner in the Pain Relief category.</span></p> <p><strong>10. Woolworths</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Also taking out the winner’s award for Most Trusted supermarket, Aussies pick Woolies as one of their top 10 most trusted brands overall.</span></p> <p><strong>11. Royal Flying Doctor Service</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For more than nine decades, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has provided emergency medical and primary healthcare services to the bush. Thousands of Australians who live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia rely on the RFDS for these essential services. The RFDS’s contribution to Australia is both outstanding and unique, and has seen it also take out the prize for the Most Trusted Charity in 2021.</span></p> <p><strong>12. Selleys</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When we finally had the time last year to get around to doing all those odd jobs that needed doing, Australians discovered that they could trust Selleys to do the job right.</span></p> <p><strong>13. Dulux</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Were you really in lockdown if you didn’t do some painting? Now more than ever, Aussies put their faith in Dulux to assure that their painted finishes were of the utmost quality.</span></p> <p><strong>14. Morning Fresh</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When it comes to dishes and glasses that sparkle and gleam, Aussies have been turning to Morning Fresh dishwashing liquid for the past 30 years.</span></p> <p><strong>15. Glen 20</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s not surprising to discover that a product that’s been proven to kill 99.9% of germs and viruses, including Covid-19, should rank highly in the minds of Australians in the past year.</span></p> <p><strong>16. Victa</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We’ve never spent more time working on our gardens and lawns, but even before the pandemic, Victa has consistently ranked highly among Australians as a lawnmower brand that they can put their absolute faith and trust in.</span></p> <p><strong>17. Bosch</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Having been declared the winner in no less than three separate categories – DIY Power Tools, Garden Power Tools and Laundry Appliances, it comes as no surprise whatsoever to see Bosch represented in the Top 20 Most Trusted Brands overall.</span></p> <p><strong>18. Twinings</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We may have missed out on a lot in the last year, but one thing we always had was tea – and when it came time to turn to that cuppa, it was Twinings that Aussies staked their trust in.</span></p> <p><strong>19. Comfort</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Simple pleasures such as the comforting softness and smell of fresh laundry became paramount through this challenging period, and Comfort fabric softener pipped the pool as the Most Trusted Fabric Softener/Conditioner as well as making the Top 20 Most Trusted Brands.</span></p> <p><strong>20. Finish</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We had enough to worry us this year without having to contend with dishes emerging from the dishwasher with caked-on food still attached. Australians knew they could put their trust in Finish to know that a sparkling clean dishwasher load was something they could rely on.</span></p>

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Woolies shoppers go wild over new trolley feature

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A TikTok video of a new feature at Woolworths has gone viral as shoppers are thrilled with the prospect of a disinfection station for trolleys.</p> <p>The video, which has been viewed 1.4 million times, shows the trolley being disinfected by a machine inside a Woolworths store in Oran Park, Sydney.</p> <p>The device allows shoppers to use a freshly disinfected trolley to do their shopping but is currently only being trialled in Oran Park.</p> <p>Some were fans of the device, but others were quick to point out the flaws of the machine.</p> <p>"She’s already touched it," one wrote.</p> <p>"But you still have to touch it to put it In there to sterilise it, so then anything that was on it is now on your hands," another person agreed.</p> <img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840950/trolleys-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/088ac246902743c0b2581b2f78463123" /><br /> <p>Woolworths is currently trailing ways to keep its "customers and teams safe" during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>“As a food retailer, we already have very high standards of cleaning and hygiene in our supermarkets including the thorough cleaning of high touchpoint areas including shopping trolleys,” she said.</p> <p>As part of our COVIDsafe program, we are trialling a bespoke customer trolley disinfectant unit at our Oran Park store, which enables customers to push a trolley into a dedicated standalone unit where it is sprayed with disinfectant.</p> <p>By completing the cleaning process in under two seconds, the initiative is proving very popular with customers looking for a fast and efficient way to clean their trolleys.”</p> <p>The trolley cleaner is currently in trial mode, but Woolworths said it would "closely monitor feedback over the coming weeks".</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Royal memorabilia once owned by Prince William and Kate is up for grabs

<p>An impressive piece of royal memorabilia is up for grabs.</p> <p>The personal vehicle of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a black Range Rover, is up for auction.</p> <p>The pricey item has been labelled as a “rare opportunity to acquire a vehicle with royal roots”.</p> <p>Prince William and Duchess Kate used the luxury vehicle in 2013 – the same year Prince George was born.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7829433/prince-george-gallery.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7c39db37e9b14b68afc80c1996819c99" /></p> <p>It is now being offered by auction house Bonhams with the expectation for it to sell between $54,000 - $72,000.</p> <p>The car has been billed as an “ex-royal household” vehicle and even comes with its original number plate.</p> <p>"Usually, Land Rovers and Range Rovers used by the Royal Household have the vehicle registration numbers changed once out of service, making it difficult to confirm their famous history," the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26808/preview_lot/5450856/" target="_blank" title="listing on Bonhams' website">listing on Bonhams' website</a><span> </span>reads.</p> <p>Range Rovers and Land Rovers have long been popular choices for the royal family.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840875/william-kate-range-rover-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2719de4bf3b74a31bba2f969d5c75146" /></p> <p>"Overall we are told the car is in excellent condition and drives very well, presenting itself as a rare opportunity to acquire a vehicle with Royal roots," the listing says.</p> <p>The car isn't being sold by William and Kate, as it was purchased in July 2020, from a used car dealership before it came into Bonhams’ possession.</p> <p>The late Prince Philip’s 2016-plated Range Rover was up for sale back in 2018 with the eye-watering price of $234,340.</p> <p>The vehicle was fit out with custom features, including covert lighting and police emergency lights, along with grab handles for the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840876/william-kate-range-rover.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/321473e48dce4823b4ccd438cd055b81" /></p> <p>Most notably, the same vehicle was used by Prince Philip to pick up then-US President Barack Obama during a state visit to the United Kingdom back in 2016.</p>

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Dad spends daughter’s wedding fund on car and holiday

<p>After posting about his situation on<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/mhgoq5/aita_for_spending_my_daughters_wedding_fund_on_a/" target="_blank">Reddit</a>, a father has been questioning whether it was wrong of him to spend the $35,000 (AUD $45,045) he had saved for his daughter’s wedding on gifts for himself instead.</p> <p dir="ltr">In the post, he explained his daughter’s wedding had been postponed for more than a year, ending with her choosing to elope rather than going through with the ceremony.</p> <p dir="ltr">Having saved the cash for the wedding fund, the man said he was ‘thrilled’ that his daughter was still able to get married, but also that he could ‘put [the money] to other use’.</p> <p dir="ltr">He revealed that he used the money to treat himself to a new car and take his wife on a holiday.</p> <p dir="ltr">‘I didn’t think this was controversial,’ the man said.</p> <p dir="ltr">But, his decision has caused major controversy.</p> <p dir="ltr">Just weeks after the daughter had eloped, she asked whether she could dip into the fund of savings to put a down payment on a property.</p> <p dir="ltr">After learning that he had spent the cash, his daughter and ex-wife called him out as ‘selfish’.</p> <p dir="ltr">Her dad defended himself, saying, ‘I never told her it was a wedding or whatever she wanted fund, so I didn’t think I did anything wrong.’ But he’s questioning whether his opinion was biased.</p> <p dir="ltr">‘I’m a blue collar guy. She knew that I had money put aside for her wedding,’ he added.</p> <p dir="ltr">‘I never told her it was a fund for her to use on whatever. I paid for her [university] and planned on paying for her wedding but beyond that didn’t plan on paying her way through life.’</p> <p dir="ltr">The Reddit post received over 1,000 comments, many sided with him and supported his decision to spend the money he’d earned on himself.</p> <p dir="ltr">‘[This man] paid for his daughter’s entire [university] tuition and living expenses so she’s starting out in life with zero debt,’ one user replied. ‘Isn’t that gift enough?’</p> <p dir="ltr">Another said, ‘[Your] daughter is allowed to be disappointed, but not an ungrateful, entitled brat.’</p> <p dir="ltr">Offering a more neutral view, a third commenter said, ‘At the end of the day, it is your money and adult children are not owed houses, cars or weddings by their parents’, claiming they ‘personally’ would have ‘at least given her some of the money as a wedding present.’</p> <p> </p>

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Waitress receives $2k after group refuses to tip

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A waitress has received over $2,000 from her local community after a group who she served refused to tip in protest about the restaurants COVID-19 policies.</p> <p>Glenbrook Brewery in New Jersey currently has a 90-minute time limit for dining in customers which adheres to the state's COVID-19 rules.</p> <p>The currently policy requires indoor dining to operate at 50 per cent capacity as well as parties or of eight or less dining and all tables being six feet apart.</p> <p>One table didn't like the new rules and refused to tip after their $100 meal, deciding to leave a snarky reply on the receipt instead.</p> <p>"I'm sorry the server gets screwed on this. Don't kick paying customers out after 90 minutes," the receipt reads.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840656/receipt-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/74d2f6c4cc1840d682bc849c8c699dad" /></p> <p>The waitress, Beth, told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/new-jersey-restaurant-almost-2g-covid-rules" target="_blank"><em>Fox News</em></a><span> </span>said the table "fought back" when she told them their 90-minutes was almost up, asking later to speak to the manager, after they paid, which is when she noticed the note.</p> <p>"Bars and restaurants are operating at 50% so we need to invoke 90 minute table limits to turn tables to keep a constant revenue stream," Jamie Lauren wrote, pointing out the adjustments eateries have been made over the past 12 months., including less wait staff and wearing masks.</p> <p>"We are struggling to make a living after being shut down for months and still aren't operating at full capacity," she continued. "We have adapted the best we can to serve our community. We would all love to be back to "normal" where we don't have to follow so many rules but sadly this is life during the pandemic."</p> <p>Locals have now raised almost $2,500 in response to the note but the waitress has said she'll only take out the money she should've been tipped and is dividing the rest with her co-workers.</p> <p>"It's really lovely what these people did and I just want to do some good with it," Beth said. "It's just really important to do some good with that money because it's – I didn't earn it, so if I can somehow try to reinvest it back into this amazing place, then yeah, that's exactly what we're going to do."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Woolworths shopper's grave warning after $333 mistake

<p>A shopper has warned others about her concerning checkout experience at Woolworths, saying she was left “very disappointed” by the disturbing incident.</p> <p>NSW customer Tania took to Facebook to share her disbelief when she realised, she’d been charged $333 for an item that should have only cost her $17.</p> <p>She said she had only realised the grave error when the checkout attendant told her that her total had come out to nearly $500 for just three bags of groceries.</p> <p>“When I went to pay the cashier said to me that will be $471,” she explained.</p> <p>“My reply was no way those groceries cost that amount. She proceed with yes $471. I again replied no way there is something wrong,” she added.</p> <p>“I was ready to walk away and not pay leaving my groceries behind. She then proceeded to go back through the items.</p> <p>“I noticed straight away a deli item that had scanned at $333 dollars, which should have only been $17.”</p> <p>Tania maintains she should have received the incorrectly scanned item for free, but says she was “ignored”.</p> <p>“I was ignored. I repeated myself several times,” she continued.</p> <p>“Completely ignored as she had no idea what to do or say to me. I proceeded to front desk to raise the issue and was told sorry we have issues with some of the bar codes scanning.</p> <p>“I did not receive item for free, which I thought was a policy Woolworths honours, obviously not. I am just glad I questioned the price and didn’t pay for it without realising at the time.”</p> <p>Tania said it was a “quite stressful” situation for herself and others who were behind her, claiming they were “mortified”.</p> <p>Another Woolies customer took to the comments to reveal that his wife had also been charged $254.74 for three cabanossi sticks, after reading Tania’s posts.</p> <p>“Happened to wife yesterday, got item for free but still waiting for refund,” the shopper wrote, sharing an image of the receipt.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840559/woolworths.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a792223e50a140988f4842678e905e5d" /></p> <p><em>Image: Facebook</em></p> <p>A Woolworths representative has responded to the online post, agreeing Tania should have received the item for free.</p> <p>“We understand that this item should’ve been given to you free of charge,” the representative said.</p> <p>“We spoke to our Store Management team and they advised us that you’re able to receive the item in question free of charge, as per our Scanning Policy.</p> <p>“Next time you shop with us, please see our Store Manager who will be able to sort this out for you.”</p> <p>Woolworths also apologised for the incident, writing: “We take pride in offering our customers a great experience in our stores, and we’re disappointed this wasn’t the case on this occasion.</p> <p>“Technical errors such as this is rare, and we’re looking into what may have caused this. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by this error.”</p>

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Financial strife as coronavirus supplement comes to end

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in">Thousands of people have been left in panic, and risk falling below the poverty line as the coronavirus supplement ends on Wednesday.<br /><br />Left-leaning Australia Institute has conducted research that revealed scrapping the coronavirus supplement and replacing it with a $50 per fortnight increase in the JobSeeker base rate on April 1, is not the right move.<br /><br />The change will mean a $100 per fortnight cut for those currently on the dole.<br /><br />The institute has estimated that 155,000 will be pushed into poverty due to the scheme ending.<br /><br />The institute's senior economist Matt Grudnoff says that changing the government policy measure had the biggest impact on 470,000 Australians who were lifted out of poverty.<br /><br />However, things changed where at the end of September 2020, the supplement was reduced to $250 per fortnight.<br /><br />I’m December it was cut again to $150 per fortnight.<br /><br />"If instead of cutting the coronavirus supplement, the government had instead chosen to restore the full $550 supplement, then half a million Australians would be lifted out of poverty, including 90,000 children," Mr Grudnoff says.<br /><br />He went on to say that the government can choose between sentencing more than a million Australians to living in poverty or choose the more compassionate option.<br /><br />"Or it can make the same choice they made last year and show that Australia is a compassionate country and spare these people that fate," he said.<br /><br />The end of the coronavirus supplement followed just days after the JobKeeper wage subsidy came to an end.<br /><br />The program successfully steered the economy through last year's recession.</div> </div> </div> <div class="post-action-bar-component-wrapper"> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="post-context"></div> <div class="upper-row"><span class="like-bar-component"></span> <div class="right-box-container"></div> </div> </div> </div>

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Prince Harry’s first new job since quitting royal family

<p>Prince Harry has officially arrived in California.</p> <p>The Duke of Sussex has joined Silicon Valley startup BetterUp as its chief impact officer, the company revealed to CNN Business of Tuesday.</p> <p>A spokesperson for Harry also confirmed the new role.</p> <p>BetterUp provides mental health services to clients. According to the website, Harry is part of its leadership team, describing him as a "humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate, and environmentalist."</p> <p>Harry is expected to have input into product strategy decisions and charitable contributions, and also be a mental health advocate the Wall Street Journal reported.</p> <p>BetterUp has refused to disclose how much Harry would be paid.</p> <p>"It's a meaningful and meaty role," CEO Alexi Robichaux told the Wall Street Journal.</p> <p>The prince expanded on his reasons for joining BetterUp in a company blog post, saying he recognised a "shared passion" for helping people in Robichaux.</p> <p>"What caught my attention about BetterUp was that the company's mission to unlock the potential in people everywhere necessitates innovation, impact, and integrity. Their team has been delivering on that work for years," said Harry.</p> <p>Harry also said he had personally benefited from coaching provided by BetterUp.</p> <p>"I've personally found working with a BetterUp coach to be invaluable. I was matched with a truly awesome coach who has given me sound advice and a fresh perspective," Harry said in the blog post.</p>

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Coles set to give away MasterChef cookware

<p>They may be some of the most-used items in the kitchen, but pots and pans are often the last to be replaced.</p> <p>But from March 24, Coles customers will have the chance to score points when they shop that can later be redeemed for new cookware.</p> <p>Shoppers who use FlyBuys will have the opportunity to earn "cookware credits" that can be redeemed for seven different MasterChef cookware items when they spend $20 or more.</p> <p>When shoppers earn 40 credits, they can choose between 20cm, 26cm and 28cm non-stick fry pans, a 24cm casserole dish, 24cm steamer, 24cm stock pot and 18cm saucepan.</p> <p>There is also an option where customers can purchase half the pan with credits and pay the remaining retail price.</p> <p>Coles chief marketing officer Lisa Ronson said the supermarket had decided to run the promotion after the success of its MasterChef knives FlyBuys deal last year.</p> <p>“A lot of pots and pans got a good work out over the past year and there’s plenty of Aussie families who are now much in need of a few replacements,” she said.</p> <p>“Our recent MasterChef knives program was our most popular loyalty program to date with the highest participation rate across Australian households.”</p> <p>Coles ambassador and celebrity chef Luke Mangan gave the MasterChef cookware the tick of approval.</p> <p>“The cookware is made from high quality stainless steel and suitable for all cooktops including induction, and the pans feature a three-layer ceramic coating guaranteed to help customers get the best out of their cooking,” he said.</p>

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Just how much did Princess Diana leave to Prince Harry?

<p>Prince Harry claimed he was financially cut off by the Royal Family when he stepped back from royal duty in 2020.</p> <p>The Duke of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey he and wife Meghan Markle relied on the money he inherited from his mother, Princess Diana.</p> <p>Harry told Oprah: “I’ve got what my mum left me and without that we wouldn’t have been able to do this.</p> <p>“It’s like she saw it coming and she’s been with us through this whole process.”</p> <p>While he did not reveal the amount during the chat, it is understood Harry was left around $11 million when his mother died 23 years ago.</p> <p>On his 30th birthday, the amount increased to $18 million after the original amount was invested and gathered interest.</p> <p>The money came from Diana's divorce from Prince Charles, as well as shares, jewellery, cash and other personal items.</p> <p>Harry and Meghan have also scored lucrative deals with Spotify and Netflix, and Harry received a multimillion-dollar inheritance from his great-grandmother the Queen Mother.</p> <p>Meghan also earned approximately $9 million for her stint on the American legal drama<span> </span><em>Suits</em>, and other side projects.</p> <p>Diana, Princess of Wales, also left $11 million to her other son Prince William.</p> <p>Diana had an estimated net worth of about $41 million when she died in 1997.</p> <p>Much of that came from the settlement she received from divorcing Prince Charles.</p>

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Melissa Caddick's hidden millions

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The long-awaited report into Sydney conwoman Melissa Caddick's financial affairs has revealed she allegedly misappropriated 25 million of investors' funds.</p> <p>However, the report has been met with disappointment from investors, saying that "nothing's been answered".</p> <p>“It doesn’t reveal a lot we don’t already know,” said one person owed a considerable amount of money by Ms Caddick to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/melissa-caddick-s-missing-25m-report-reveals-scale-of-lost-funds-20210303-p577ju.html" target="_blank"><em>The Sydney Morning Herald</em></a>.</p> <p>“The report is so heavily-redacted it’s hard to make any sense of it,” said another who added that “it doesn’t say where the money’s gone."</p> <p>The report had two parts, the first part diving into Caddick's financial affairs and the second part investigating her company Maliver.</p> <p>According to the report, Caddick would use Maliver as a money-laundering vehicle.</p> <p>“Money went in [to the company] and then money went out,” said one of the investors.</p> <p>The report comes as the search for Caddick enters a crucial phase with NSW Police divers preparing to search waters near her home in Dover Heights.</p> <p>Several theories have emerged around Caddick's death, with many thinking she is still alive.</p> <p>Police have not currently ruled out foul play or that she took her own life.</p> <p>Corporate watchdog ASIC has said that it remains a priority to retrieve funds for investors, with a two-day hearing taking place next month.</p> <p><em>Photo credits:<span> </span></em><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-03/nsw-police-divers-suspend-search-for-melissa-caddick-remains/13210394" target="_blank">ABC</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div>

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Woman’s unbelievable $357k discovery

<p><span>A woman cannot believe her luck after she found what is believed to be a piece of expensive ambergris washed up near her beach house.</span><br /><br /><span>Siriporn Niamrin, 49, revealed she was walking along the sand after a rainstorm when she noticed the bizarre mass in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand, on February 23.</span><br /><br /><span>Ms Niamrin investigated the substance and found it had a fishy smell.</span><br /><br /><span>She dragged it back to her house about 500 metres away in hopes that it could be something she could sell.</span><br /><br /><span>The woman asked her neighbours for help and was shocked when they informed her that it could be ambergris, also known as whale vomit.</span><br /><br /><span>Ambergris is a result of sperm whales bile ducts in the gastrointestinal tract making secretions to ease the passage of large or sharp objects.</span><br /><br /><span>The whale vomits the mucilage, which solidifies and floats on the surface of the ocean.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840103/daily-13.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/be514a4bab2f46bba0bbea982437552f" /></p> <p><em>Image: ViralPress</em><br /><br /><span>The solid chunk has a terrible smell at first but after the mucilage dries out, it develops a sweet and fragrance that lasts a long time – making it a deeply sought-after ingredient in the perfume industry.</span><br /><br /><span>They are now waiting for experts to visit her house to confirm that the lump is genuine ambergris.</span><br /><br /><span>The oval-shaped lump weighed in at 7kg and was around 30cms wide and 60cms long.</span><br /><br /><span>The weight gives the chunk of ambergris an estimated value of around A$357,000, based on previous sales.</span><br /><br /><span>"If I really have the genuine ambergris, I can help my community once I find a buyer for it," Siriporn said.</span><br /><br /><span>"I feel lucky to have found such a large piece. I hope it will bring me money.</span><br /><br /><span>"I'm keeping it safe in my house and I have asked the local council to visit to check it."</span></p>

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Just stop it: Mum slams ALDI shoppers' “unacceptable” habit

<p><span>An ALDI customer took to Facebook to slam fellow shoppers as she spotted a major mess in the shelves.</span><br /><br /><span>“I don’t know what kind of human did this,” the frustrated mother wrote in the ALDI Mum’s Facebook page, and added two photos to show the “upsetting” scene.</span><br /><br /><span>The pictures showed a pile of boxes of glad wrap ripped open and the cling film unravelled, along with boxes of ziploc bags that had been opened with bags removed from each packet.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840080/daily-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9b9997c9c2194f7e8ce5efcd04c8affd" /><br /><br /><span>“What did they expect to see from cling wrap boxes til they had to rip it apart and also why open the sandwich bag boxes as the measurements are written on the packaging,” she said.</span><br /><br /><span>“They didn’t think what they did cost Aldi and the employee time and money.”</span><br /><br /><span>A number of other shoppers took to the comments to share what they themselves had witnessed as a result of horrible shopping habits.</span><br /><br /><span>“Someone had ripped open a tv the other day, why?” one user wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>Another person commented: “I’ve seen women ripping tags off bags (that didn't hinder opening them to look inside) or yanking stuff out of boxes that's clearly marked on the outside. It's especially bad on special buys days and nothing seems to be off limits.”</span><br /><br /><span>"It seems to be an ALDI culture. I don’t see this at other stores but always at ALDI," a third shopper wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>Other people revealed they had bought items and taken them home only to find parts were missing.</span><br /><br /><span>"They still have a heap of reusable nappies and swimmers which I would buy BUT the parents have opened every single box and they’re all over the place," one person said.</span><br /><br /><span>"What s***s me, is when the morons rip open boxes or packs, then they put it back and get an unopened undamaged pack!" a second shopper wrote.</span></p>

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