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"Incredibly distasteful": Piers Morgan slams Harry and Meghan Oprah interview

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p><em>Good Morning Britain's</em><span> </span>Piers Morgan has slammed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming interview with Oprah, calling it "incredibly distasteful".</p> <p>This is due to the interview being aired during the Duke of Edinburgh's longest ever hospital stay as he recovers from a formerly unknown heart condition.</p> <p>Morgan slammed the couple alongside co-host Susanna Reid.</p> <p>"If you want privacy and want to be left alone, you don't do Oprah for two hours. It's a complete joke.</p> <p>"And you particularly don't do it after hearing, as they had earlier that day, that the Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99, had been taken to hospital.</p> <p>"He's now on his 13th day in hospital."</p> <p>"I'm sorry, I think we're entitled to say that this is incredibly distasteful."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">A trailer for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey has been released.<a href="https://twitter.com/piersmorgan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@piersmorgan</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/susannareid100?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@susannareid100</a> debate Harry and Meghan's decision to open up in a TV interview.<br /><br />Watch the full debate 👉 <a href="https://t.co/Iw1C95Tf3q">https://t.co/Iw1C95Tf3q</a> <a href="https://t.co/KZtrwaPbYI">pic.twitter.com/KZtrwaPbYI</a></p> — Good Morning Britain (@GMB) <a href="https://twitter.com/GMB/status/1366410398266613760?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 1, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Moegan said that his "real argument" with the pair is the amount of money they're earning from the interview.</p> <p>"They use their royal titles to make themselves astonishingly rich whilst doing none of the royal duty that the others members of the royal family have to do," he said.</p> <p>Co-host Reid pointed out that it was the Queen's decision to remain titled The Duke and Duchess of Sussex despite splitting from the monarch, but Morgan wasn't having any of it.</p> <p>"I think we've really got to move past they want to be left alone," Morgan continued. "You still get one-in-three saying 'leave them alone'. They don't want to be left alone obviously. They wouldn't be giving big interviews if they wanted to be left alone."</p> <p>Reid said that the pair just wanted to be away from the "needling, nasty criticism" they've received.</p> <p>"Well they don't want the needling, nasty criticism do they?" she said.</p> <p>"Anyone might like to have a nice life where you're not constantly bashed."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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High-profile horse trainer suspended over disturbing photo

<p><span>An image of top horse trainer Gordon Elliott posing for a photo while sitting on a dead horse has resulted in horror and anger from the public and British racing circles on Monday.</span><br /><br /><span>The Irishman is one of the sport’s most celebrated figures and has apologised for the disturbing image after it resurfaced on Saturday.</span><br /><br /><span>It depicted him sitting on a horse that had just died of a heart attack after a training run.</span><br /><br /><span>Elliott has since been suspended from horse racing, as reported by the <em>BBC</em>.</span><br /><br /><span>One of his most high-profile employers, Cheveley Park Stud, said they are "truly horrified" by the image.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840081/daily-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a5af72eeb8b8423abfbf5ad18536013a" /><br /><br /><span>Bookmaker Betfair dropped Elliott as an ambassador, saying his actions were not consistent with its "values".</span><br /><br /><span>A scathing statement from the British Horseracing Authority slammed the star.</span><br /><br /><span>"People who work in our industry believe their values — of caring for and respecting our horses — have been deeply undermined by this behaviour," the statement read.</span><br /><br /><span>The BHA said it was "appalled" by the image, saying: "On behalf of all horse-lovers, we say loudly that British horseracing finds this totally unacceptable."</span><br /><br /><span>Elliot defended his actions, saying the incident occurred “some time ago” and the picture was taken while he waited for the body of the horse to be taken away.</span><br /><br /><span>He went on to explain that he had received a phone call and had sat down on the dead animal “without thinking”.</span><br /><br /><span>The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board is investigating the incident and the BHA said it is "considering its own regulatory options".</span><br /><br /><span>Both bodies have temporarily banned Elliott.</span><br /><br /><span>Elliott has been a Grand National-winning trainer three times, first taking the prize in 2007 with Silver Birch.</span><br /><br /><span>He would go on to train Tiger Roll to become the first back-to-back winner of horse racing's most gruelling jumps race — in 2018 and '19 — since Red Rum in the 1970s.</span><br /><br /><span>He has trained 32 winners at the Cheltenham Festival.</span><br /><br /><span>Tiger Roll owner, Michael O'Leary, is one of the few to come out in support of Elliott.</span><br /><br /><span>"We accept that this photograph was a grievous but momentary lapse of judgement by Gordon," said O'Leary, who runs the Gigginstown House Stud operation and is also CEO of budget airline Ryanair.</span><br /><br /><span>He continued: “and not in keeping with our 15-year experience of his concern for and attention to the welfare of our horses.</span><br /><br /><span>"We all make mistakes, and what is important is that we learn from them and ensure we do not repeat them. We accept Gordon's sincere, profound and unreserved apology and we will continue to support him and his team."</span><br /><br /><span>The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has said their investigation will be dealt with "as quickly as possible".</span></p>

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"Quite alarming!": Queen cracks joke about new statue

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The Queen has made her audience laugh after cracking a joke about a new statue unveiled in her honour.</p> <p>Her Majesty spoke to South Australian Premier Steven Marshall, Governor Hieu Van Le and sculptor Robert Hannaford to view the statue that has been installed in the grounds of the government house in Adelaide.</p> <p>Video footage of the conversation released by Buckingham Palace shows that the sudden unveiling surprised the Queen, who made a quick joke.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CL46ghGH_tC/?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/CL46ghGH_tC/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>After seeing the statue so suddenly, she joked that “it must be quite alarming to suddenly see it out of the window - you’d think, gracious, has she arrived unexpectedly!”</p> <p>She was also presented with a scale model of the statue, which she thanked the sculptor for and said "I'm glad it's not quite as big as the original statue!".</p> <p>A palace statement said Her Majesty was also “briefed by the Governor and Premier on developments in the region, including the vaccination rollout to key workers, the response to Covid-19 and the lifting of restrictions in South Australia.</p> <p>“The Queen also heard from the Governor about the recovery from drought and bushfires in the area at the start of 2020, and from the Premier about how cooperation between health services, police, government - and the resilience of the Australian people - has been instrumental in their frontline response to the pandemic."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Prince Philip moved to new hospital

<p>Prince Philip has been moved to a different hospital, with Buckingham Palace saying he will remain there "at least" until the end of this week.</p> <p>“The Duke of Edinburgh was today transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition,” the palace announced today.</p> <p>“The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week.”</p> <p>He was admitted to the hospital on February 16th as a precautionary measure and has not left since.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CHydDgpnJW9/?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/CHydDgpnJW9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56241353" target="_blank"><em>BBC Health</em></a><span> </span>correspondent Hugh Pym said that the nature of Prince Philip's pre-existing heart condition had not been made public.</p> <p>"Certainly he will be monitored extensively, with some of the best specialists in the country at Barts heart centre," he said.</p> <p>"But I think, probably, it's more than just monitoring. I think he has gone to this specialist centre because of the possibility - no more than that - that the doctors feel there may be a need for an intervention or procedure to be carried out."</p>

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First look at Oprah interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

<p>The first two promotional videos for<span> </span><em>Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special</em><span> </span>are out, much to the delight of royal fans.</p> <p>The network will air the interview at 8pm, Sunday on March 7th.</p> <p>The trio appear to be socially distanced, with Oprah in an all-pink outfit for the occasion.</p> <p>Only Winfrey and Prince Harry speak in the promos, with Winfrey teasing bombshell revelations. “You’ve said some pretty shocking things here,” she says.</p> <p>“My biggest concern was history repeating itself,” Prince Harry replies. “I’m really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you with my wife by my side because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been for her going through this process by herself all these years ago."</p> <p>“Because It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we have each other,” he continued.</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/y7LJrh5UTr4"></iframe></div> <p>The special, which goes for 90 minutes, will see Winfrey ask Meghan questions about every aspect of her life “from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure,” according to a statement.</p> <p>Prince Harry joins the pair later and speaks about “their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.”</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MhbRw04ZBx8"></iframe></div> <p>In a surprisingly candid interview, Prince Harry revealed to<span> </span><em>The Late Late Show with James Corden<span> </span></em>that it was the "toxic" British press that made the pair step back from royal duties.</p> <p>“We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health,” he told Corden.</p> <p>“I was like, this is toxic. So I did what any husband and what any father would do.”</p> <p>“They don’t pretend to be news, it’s fictional,” he said.</p> <p>“But it’s loosely based on the truth. Of course, it’s not strictly accurate, but… it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that.”</p>

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Queen Elizabeth’s subtle tribute to Prince Philip over live video stream

<p><span>The Queen has long been a fan of making subtle but succinct statements with her jewelry, and as her husband remains in hospital, she has paid tribute to him in the best way she knows how.</span><br /><br /><span>While on a live video call, the 94-year-old monarch donned a sentimental brooch which she first wore in her official 1947 engagement photos.</span><br /><br /><span>The stunning Diamond Clematis Brooch has been featured several times throughout the years and has six distinctive diamond petals.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840056/queen-elizabeth-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/35cc5caddc9f47b49e7626d7624f5c2c" /></p> <p><em>Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, 1947. </em><br /><br /><span>It comes as Philip recovers in a London hospital after he admitted himself over two weeks ago with complaints of an infection.</span><br /><br /><span>The Queen and Philip received their COVID vaccines in early January, and the monarch is urging Britons to get the jab, claiming it “didn’t hurt at all”.</span><br /><br /><span>She was joined by people overseeing the vaccine rollout, including Dr Emily Lawson, chief commercial officer of NHS England and Derek Grieve from the Scottish Government’s vaccinations division.</span><br /><br /><span>“Once you’ve had the vaccine you have a feeling of, you know, you’re protected, which is I think very important,” the Queen said.</span><br /><br /><span>“And the other thing is that it is obviously difficult for people if they’ve never had a vaccine or they’ve had to um, but they ought to think about other people rather than themselves.”</span><br /><br /><span>The Queen and her husband have been staying at Windsor Castle while seeing through England’s current coronavirus lockdown.</span></p>

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"I hope I make it": 7-year-old works to pay for her own brain surgery

<div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Liza Scott, 7, has set up a lemonade stand inside her mother's bakery to raise money for her much-needed brain surgeries.</p> <p>“She has three cerebral malformations,” her mother Elizabeth said. “One is what they call a schizencephaly. So it’s a cleft in the frontal lobe in the right side of her brain, and we think that’s what causing the seizures.”</p> <p>Liza started having Grand Mal seizures and weeks later, doctors discovered that she had an "extra special brain".</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840067/liza-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/947a013cda2d4bf88832369e30bd05eb" /></p> <p>“In most every instance of these rare malformations doctors only see one malformation — in Liza’s case she has 3,” Elizabeth wrote on<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.mightycause.com/story/Lemonadeforliza" target="_blank">Liza’s Mightycause page</a>.</p> <p>Liza is getting her first round of surgeries next week, which she is scared about, but her mother is trying to calm her down.</p> <p>“I can’t handle it. So, I hope I make it,” Liza said. “My mom keeps saying I’m going to, but I feel like I’m not.”</p> <p>Her mother, Elizabeth Scott, set up the Mightycause page as she is a single mother and needs financial help to pay for the surgeries.</p> <p>“As a single mom and the financial supporter of both of my children, this is not something you can budget for,” Scott said to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://whnt.com/news/i-hope-i-make-it-7-year-old-alabama-girl-selling-lemonade-to-fund-her-own-brain-surgeries/" target="_blank"><em>WHNT</em></a>.</p> <p>The page has gone viral and at the time of writing, $230,844 has been raised for Liza and her much-needed surgeries.</p> </div>

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Why Prince Philip summoned Prince Charles to his bedside

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>As Prince Philip, 99, continues to recover from an infection in his longest-ever hospital stay, he's summoned Prince Charles by his side to talk about the future of the royal family.</p> <p>A former press spokesman for the Queen, Dickie Arbiter, told True Royalty TV's weekly<span> </span><em>The Royal Beat</em><span> </span>that the Duke of Edinburgh would've wanted to speak to Prince Charles to "lay the ground".</p> <p>"He was just saying to Charles, 'one day you are going to be the leading man of the family'," Arbiter said.</p> <p>Mr Arbiter told The Royal Beat: "I think it was at the request of the Duke that the Prince of Wales visited.</p> <p>"To lay the ground. Look the man is 99, he is in with an infection.</p> <p>"My guess is that he will come out, he will walk out and he will go back to Windsor.</p> <p>"But eventually he is going to die and he was just saying to Charles, ‘one day you are going to be the leading man of the family’".</p> <p>Prince Charles was the first member of the royal family to visit Prince Philip since he was admitted to the hospital for observation and rest.</p> <p>Buckingham Palace has released a statement saying that the Duke of Edinburgh was going to remain in the hospital for "several days more".</p> <p>“The Duke of Edinburgh remains at King Edward VII's Hospital where he is receiving medical attention for an infection.</p> <p>“He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days.”</p> <p>The Queen is allegedly leaning on "loved ones for support" after an insider spoke to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/the-queen-is-leaning-on-loved-ones-amid-philips-hospitalization/" target="_blank"><em>US Weekly</em></a><span> </span>about how she was handling her husband being in hospital.</p> <p>“It’s a lot to take on, but as usual, Elizabeth is handling the stress and sadness with dignity," the insider said.</p> <p>“Prince William, Duchess Kate, Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles and Princess Beatrice are rallying around Elizabeth, even Princess Eugenie who has just given birth is checking in.</p> <p>"Prince Charles, in particular, is making an effort to step up. Elizabeth is the first to admit that he has been her pillar of strength."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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We’re back!

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Facebook has finally removed the ban on news and other information sites in Australia, restoring hundreds of pages in an instant.</p> <p>The ban included local sites, such as<span> </span><em>ABC<span> </span></em>and<span> </span><em>The Guardian</em><span> </span>but also included international pages such as<span> </span><em>The Wall Street Journal<span> </span></em>and<span> </span><em>CNN</em>.</p> <p>The ban lasted eight days and caught attention worldwide, but was lifted one day after the Australian Government passed its news media bargaining code, according to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/facebooks-australian-news-ban-remains-despite-senate-passing-news-code-changes/news-story/f1b8b029bc99a9d34c77c56a9a221ec3" target="_blank">The Daily Telegraph</a>.</em></p> <p>The code included amendments discussed in talks between Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.</p> <p>Facebook removed news content in response to the federal media bargaining code as it aims to force internet giants to pay news publishers for generating content that the websites host.</p> <p>Facebook's global affairs vice-president Nick Clegg argued that Facebook had no choice but to remove all news content from the platform to evade Australia's news code.</p> <p>Mr Clegg said executives felt they had only two responses to laws drafted by Australia’s competition watchdog: agree to “open-ended subsidies … or remove news from our platform in Australia”.</p> <p>“It wasn’t a decision taken lightly,” he said.</p> <p>“But when it came, we had to take action quickly because it was legally necessary to do so before the new law came into force, and so we erred on the side of over-enforcement.</p> <p>“In doing so, some content was blocked inadvertently. Much of this was, thankfully, reversed quickly.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Tiger Woods hospitalised after serious car crash

<p>Tiger Woods was taken to hospital with "multiple leg injuries" after being involved in a serious car crash in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning (AEDT).</p> <p>The 45-year-old was driving alone when his vehicle rolled over around 7 am local time and had to be extricated from his car with the jaws of life.</p> <p>There are now fears for the golf superstars' wellbeing and career, with an outpouring of support from the sports world.</p> <p>The LA Sherriff's Department confirmed it had responded to a single vehicle rollover on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Ranchos Palos Verdes.</p> <p>Woods’ vehicle was travelling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed.</p> <p>“The vehicle sustained major damage,” the LASD said in a statement.</p> <p>“Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.”</p> <p>Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg released a short statement confirming Woods had “suffered multiple leg injuries.</p> <p>“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Steinberg said.</p> <p>ESPN’s Michael Eaves reported Woods injuries were not considered life-threatening.</p> <p>“Local police source said the initial report from the scene of the accident indicated the possibility of multiple leg fractures,” he tweeted.</p> <p>Woods, who has two children, Charlie and Sam, was in LA for the US PGA Genesis Invitational, where he serves as tournament host.</p> <p>Former US president Donald Trump led a host of wellwishers, saying: “Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion.”</p>

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Palace reveals why Prince Philip is still in hospital

<p>Buckingham Palace has released a statement about the condition of 99-year-old Prince Philip as he spends his seventh day in the hospital.</p> <p>The Palace said in a statement on Tuesday that he is "receiving medical attention for an infection" and is likely to remain in hospital for "several days".</p> <p>“He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days,” said the short statement.</p> <p>Prince Edward, his youngest child, said that he had spoken to his father on the phone and that the royal family were "keeping their fingers crossed".</p> <p>The Earl of Wessex said the 99-year-old was “a lot better thank you very much indeed, and he’s looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing. So we keep our fingers crossed.”</p> <p>When asked whether the Duke was frustrated, Edward joked to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://news.sky.com/story/prince-philip-a-lot-better-and-looking-forward-to-leaving-hospital-prince-edward-says-12226716" target="_blank"><em>Sky News</em></a>: “Just a bit! I think that gets to all of us, and then, you can only watch the clock so many times and the walls are only so interesting."</p> <p>Prince Philip has also been visited by his grandson Prince William and his son Prince Charles.</p> <p>The Queen has not visited, but that could be due to the strict COVID-19 protocols in place at the hospital where Prince Philip is recovering.</p> <p>The Palace has also not gone into detail as to why he was admitted but has said it's not COVID-19 related.</p>

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Tragic scenes as clifftop cemetery collapses into the sea

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A landslide has caused hundreds of coffins to end up in the ocean on the Italian coast near Genoa.</p> <p>The Camogli cemetery was built more than 100 years ago and is situated along an area of rocky seaside cliffs.</p> <p>Francesco Olivari, the mayor of Camogli, called the collapse an “unimaginable catastrophe.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Camogli?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Camogli</a> (GE), frana cimitero: prosegue da parte di specialisti <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sommozzatori?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#sommozzatori</a> e nautici dei <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/vigilidelfuoco?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#vigilidelfuoco</a> la ricerca e il recupero delle centinaia di bare finite in mare lunedì pomeriggio. Droni in volo per monitorare le operazioni delle squadre e l’area del crollo <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/24febbraio?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#24febbraio</a> <a href="https://t.co/cRFxHw0KJe">pic.twitter.com/cRFxHw0KJe</a></p> — Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) <a href="https://twitter.com/emergenzavvf/status/1364576829546364928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 24, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Maintenance was being performed on Saturday alongside the areas of the coastline when it was stopped after workers noticed cracks in the rocks.</p> <p>“We were doing work on a portion of the rocky coast - it was close to the area that fell today,” Olivari told CNN on Monday.</p> <p>“Some signs of fissures were seen. We decided to close the cemetery.”</p> <p>On Tuesday, officials said they will continue work on recovering the coffins and corpses.</p> <p>It is estimated 200 coffins had fallen, but only 10 have been recovered.</p> <p>Recovering the rest of the coffins will "depend on the sea in the coming days", according to Giacomo Giampedrone, regional assessor of civil protection.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Shocking New York Times cover reveals the human cost of COVID-19

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The New York Times has gone with a heartbreaking cover that reveals the human cost of the handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the USA.</p> <p>The image is simple and spans almost the entire page, with a dot representing a life lost to COVID-19.</p> <p>There are nearly 500,000 dots on the page, which means that more Americans have died from COVID-19 than on the battlefields of World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined.</p> <p>“Each death has left untold numbers of mourners, a ripple effect of loss that has swept over towns and cities. Each death has left an empty space in communities across America: a bar stool where a regular used to sit, one side of a bed unslept in, a home kitchen without its cook,” the newspaper read.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">The front page of The New York Times for Feb. 21, 2021, as the U.S. nears 500,000 dead from Covid-19. Each dot represents a life lost. <a href="https://t.co/YAAEvQIszZ">pic.twitter.com/YAAEvQIszZ</a></p> — The New York Times (@nytimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1363498989652426754?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 21, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>“The living find themselves amid vacant places once occupied by their spouses, parents, neighbours and friends – the nearly 500,000 coronavirus dead.”</p> <p>Almost 91,000 are projected to die from the disease by June 1, with more concerns raised over the spread of new mutations.</p> <p>“It’s terrible. It is historic. We haven’t seen anything even close to this for well over 100 years, since the 1918 pandemic of influenza,” Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to US President Joe Biden, said on NBC’s<span> </span><em>Meet The Press</em>.</p> <p>“It’s something that is stunning when you look at the numbers, almost unbelievable, but it’s true.”</p> <p>There is hope for Americans however, as cases and hospitalisations plummet due to the vaccination effort in the US.</p> <p>More than 42.8 million Americans have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with 17.8 million people being fully vaccinated.</p> <p>Current US President Joe Biden is aware that the program to administer vaccines is complicated, as there are intense challenges of manufacturing the vaccine in huge quantities quickly.</p> <p>“There has never, ever, ever been a logistic challenge as consequential as what we’re trying to do, but we’re getting it done,” he said.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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10 hilarious stories about travelling with kids

<p>1. Drive-by egging<br />Driving home with the shopping in the backseat and looking on the floor thinking, “Why is there water down there?”</p> <p>It took a few moments to realise it wasn’t water. It was egg.</p> <p>Then I looked at my daughter and saw what was in her hand… just as she threw it at the back of my husband’s head. She had opened the eggs and thrown them all over the place!</p> <p>That will teach us to turn around more often I guess. – Julie Riley</p> <p>2. Rubbing salt in the wounds<br />We went to Adelaide with a three-year-old and a six-month-old and decided a day trip to Lake Bumbunga was a good idea. It’s one of the pink lakes, sometimes blue, where you can take cool photographs. Except it was dry and muddy and not pink. So Miss Three tried to do a runner away from the boring lake. But she lost a shoe. And when my husband went to rescue her, he found the only sinkhole in the entire land. He was up to his knees in mud – black, not pink – and to add insult to injury, the salt from the lake got in his wounds.</p> <p>Now he likes to tell people that he’s travelled with kids and has the scars to prove it. I, meanwhile, just got a good laugh. – Amelia Masters</p> <p>3. Stayin’ alive<br />Our trip to New Zealand in a campervan with our four children was full of laughter. As soon as the tape got stuck in the cassette player at the beginning of our two-week journey, they knew every word of the Bee Gees. Amazing what you remember about a trip! – KL Day</p> <p>4. Not so plain sailing<br />We recently took our kids sailing on our yacht. We spent 18 months on the water, exploring the Coast of Australia. We planned to sail to New Caledonia, but 50 miles out of Surfers Paradise our autopilot broke and we were forced to return.</p> <p>We arranged a new autopilot and waited for the next suitable weather window, to make the six-day journey to New Caledonia. This time, 200 nautical miles off the coast of Australia, on what was our second attempt, the new autopilot failed. Again we sailed back into harbour shaking our heads.</p> <p>We were soon to discover that the mechanic who installed the autopilot had taken a shortcut and failed to drill in one grub screw, which would have prevented the autopilot from failing.</p> <p>Exhausted and feeling defeated, we sailed the Whitsundays up to Cairns … what a fabulous second prize. The experience was amazing for the kids. Their confidence grew. They learnt new skills that you don’t learn at school and they met some amazing other kids. They also managed to do schooling online and via Skype with their fabulous distance education teacher.</p> <p>Maybe next year will be our year to sail to New Caledonia. Let’s wait and see. – Yvette Fishburn</p> <p>5. Sweetly poetic<br />Travelling with kids is beloved and funny, especially amidst differences in currency and money.<br />A whole world out there to explore, something as simple as finding a coin on the seashore.<br />Inspires a little heart that now has a vision to collect many treasures as his every day is filled with wonder &amp; pleasure. – Kylie Turner</p> <p>6. Pardon?<br />While on holidays in Fiji my daughter, after reading the dessert menu, requested a Bar Fart from the waiter.</p> <p>After lots of laughing and a couple of questions we realised she actually wanted a Parfait. ­– Sarah Harvey</p> <p>7. One way to jump the queues<br />We had dragged our four-year-old out all day around Paris and as art lovers we really wanted to see the Louvre and the Mona Lisa. We waited in line, finally got in and walked the thousands of steps to find her.</p> <p>We were at the back of the line waiting to get to the front to see the painting when our four-year-old absolutely chucked a tantrum, started screaming the place down and cried so much she made herself vomit all over me and the floor of the Louvre.</p> <p>Needless to say the crowds disappeared pretty quickly, and although we were mortified, at least we then got to have a front-row seat to see the painting, albeit apologising the whole time to the cleaning staff. – J’aime Newland</p> <p>8. Chaos on the high seas<br />The time we went to New Zealand on a cruise for 14 nights with two adults and four kids under five. The first night we all got food poisoning and spent the next three days in bed. Then when we got off the boat one kid got bitten by a bee and we discovered he was allergic, so we spent two days in the hospital. Then on the second-to-last day we lost one kid for four hours. He had found a ‘friend’ and was on the top deck getting a tan! – Skye Danaher</p> <p>9. Where the wild things are<br />Sleeping in tents on Kenya’s Maasai Mara was exciting, thrilling to go to sleep listening to the sounds of lions in the distance. But I was shocked to hear, three years later, the kids (then aged seven, 10 and 12) confess that one night they woke up and went roaming on foot, seeing elephants and wildebeest in the distance! – Sarah Gover</p> <p>10. Forget something?<br />Memorable in a scary ‘bad Mum’ way: I rounded them up, I made sure the boot was packed and closed, I shrieked at the spilled Coke, eyed the traffic and took off… minus a child.</p> <p>Not far down the road a timid voice from the back asked if we were going to go back for T.</p> <p>I broke traffic laws and the sound barrier getting back just in time to see T wandering out of the loo. Sigh. – Sue Bouquet</p> <p>This one isn’t quite as bad: she only drove off and forgot her cake… on the roof of the car.</p> <p class="p1"><em>This article first appeared on <a href="https://www.readersdigest.co.nz/travel/10-most-memorable-moments-while-travelling-kids"><span class="s1">Reader’s Digest</span></a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.com.au/subscribe"><span class="s1">here’s our best subscription offer</span></a>.</em></p>

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The most important things that will occur when Prince Philip passes away

<p><strong>1. Operation Forth Bridge</strong></p> <p>Just as there is a plan in place for precisely what will happen upon the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II (Operation London Bridge), Operation Forth Bridge dictates what will happen when the Queen’s husband, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passes. The Duke has been closely involved with the details of the Operation Forth Bridge, just as the Queen has been with Operation London Bridge. The name refers to a suspension bridge linking Edinburgh to Perth; the Queen and the Duke attended the dedication ceremony for the bridge in 1964.</p> <p><strong>2.</strong><span> </span><strong>We might hear of it before it happens</strong></p> <p>Customarily, the public is forewarned that a royal is on his or her deathbed via Palace bulletin, as was the case with Queen Victoria and George V, reports<span> </span><em>The Guardian</em>.</p> <p><strong>3. But nothing really happens without a Royal Command</strong></p> <p>At that time, whoever is the Lord Chamberlain (the Head of the Queen’s household; currently, it is The Earl Peel) will consult with the Prime Minister (currently, Boris Johnson) and then seek the Queen’s specific commands regarding the death announcement and the funeral. No other action is taken until the death is formally announced by Buckingham Palace. If the Queen predeceases her husband, then these commands will be made by the reigning sovereign (most likely Prince Charles).</p> <p><strong>4. How and when the news will reach the public</strong></p> <p>It’s expected that all of this coordination will happen, and Buckingham Palace will announce Prince Philip’s passing to the media within hours. If death occurs overnight, however, the announcement will come most likely at 8 am. Traditionally, the BBC was the first to know of the death of a member of the Royal Family. That is no longer necessarily the case, with the announcement going out as an alert to the Press Association.</p> <p><strong>5. We will see pre-recorded news segments</strong></p> <p>Almost every major news organisation have pre-recorded films, articles and news segments already recorded or written. “The Times is said to have 11 days of coverage set to roll out, while Sky News and ITN, which have been practising for years substituting the name ‘Mr. Robinson,’ have signed contracts with royal experts who will speak exclusively on their channels,”<span> </span><em>The Week</em><span> </span>reports.</p> <p><strong>6. A national period of mourning will begin</strong></p> <p>Upon the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) will enter a national period of mourning that will last until the funeral, according to The Greater London Lieutenancy. The national mourning period is to be “observed by all,” including national representatives serving abroad.</p> <p><strong>7. What happens during a national mourning period</strong></p> <p>During the national mourning period:</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1">Flags will be lowered to half-mast, with the exception of the Royal Standard flag, which flies above Buckingham Palace and will not be lowered because it never is (since it represents the monarchy, which is continuous).</li> <li class="li1">The ceremonial “mace” will be draped in black or adorned with a black bow.</li> <li class="li1">Members of Parliament will wear black armbands (8.25cm wide) on their left arm and, in the case of male members, black ties.</li> <li class="li1">Local governments (cities, towns, villages, etc.) will be asked to give “careful thought” to their carrying on of official business.</li> </ul> <p><strong>8. What we’ll see the royals doing during national mourning</strong></p> <p>As soon as the death is announced, members of the royal family, royal households, and representatives of the royal family will be required to wear dark colours and mourning bands, which is why they pack such things when travelling. During the national mourning period, all social engagements will be cancelled, but official engagements may be fulfilled.</p> <p><strong>9. The Queen’s mourning period</strong></p> <p>During the national mourning period, the Queen will most likely not conduct any affairs of state, which, among other things, means no new laws will be passed.</p> <p><strong>10. The funeral</strong></p> <p>As the Queen’s Consort, Prince Philip is entitled to a state funeral (which involves lying in state in Westminster Hall and burial at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle). But it is believed Prince Philip has elected a private military style funeral at St. George’s Chapel with burial at Frogmore Gardens, where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are interred.</p> <p><strong>11. Who will attend the funeral?</strong></p> <p>Based on Prince Philip’s wishes, it is expected that only his family, friends, and heads of state from the Commonwealth countries will attend the funeral service, according to the<span> </span><em>Independent</em>.</p> <p><strong>12. Everyone will stand when the royal family enters the funeral</strong></p> <p>The funeral of Prince Philip will be one of the rare occasions when the royal family attends a private funeral. Traditionally, they only attend state funerals, sending royal representatives to private funerals instead. When the royal family enters the chapel, the entire congregation will rise as they make their way to their seats, according to Debrett’s, a leading expert on British etiquette.</p> <p><strong>13. After the funeral</strong></p> <p>After the funeral of her husband, it is expected that the Queen will resume her royal duties. However, there is no guarantee that she will. After Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, passed in December 1861, Victoria remained in seclusion for years, not even appearing for the opening of Parliament (the Queen is expected to open each session of Parliament). When she did finally appear, she refused to speak (as is customary), leaving that to the Lord Chancellor instead.</p> <p><strong>14. The line of succession won’t change</strong></p> <p>Since Prince Philip was not in the royal line of succession, it will not be affected by his death. Queen Elizabeth II will remain on the throne until her death, at which time Prince Charles, her eldest son, will ascend to the throne.</p> <p><em>This article originally appeared on<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/14-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-philip-dies?pages=2" target="_blank">Reader's Digest Australia</a>.</em></p>

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Olivia Newton-John finally speaks out about missing ex-boyfriend

<p>It's been 16 years since Olivia Newton-John's boyfriend Patrick McDermott disappeared under baffling circumstances from a fishing charter.</p> <p>His body has never been recovered and there have been multiple alleged sightings of him with a new girlfriend over the years in Mexico.</p> <p>For Olivia, Patrick's disappearance has become year another tragedy in her troubled life.</p> <p>"The why's and what-ifs of Patrick's disappearance have troubled Olivia for years," says a source.</p> <p>"She's never really had closure – or lost hope."</p> <p>According to Woman's Day, the 72-year-old is coming to terms with the tragedy by writing a memoir with her close friend, Patrick's ex-wife, detailing the fallout of the 2005 incident.</p> <p>Titled<span> </span><em>What Are The Chances</em>, a play on the name of Yvette and Patrick's now 28-year-old son Chance, Yvette says, "[This is a] memoir that's been screaming to 'get out of me' for many years now, so I decided to put it all out there. I'm not alone, and that's what keeps me going."</p> <p>It's been reported that the book, which currently does not have a release date, is being written with the help of Olivia, who reported Patrick missing when he failed to return from the Freedom vessel when it docked in LA's San Pedro harbour.</p> <p>"Yvette and Olivia have become very close over the years," says a source. "They're bonded by their grief and confusion over the whole thing."</p>

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Why the Queen hasn't visited Prince Philip in hospital yet

<p><span>Buckingham Palace has made a public announcement finally revealing the cause behind </span><span>Prince Philip’s hospitalisation.</span><br /><br /><span>A week after the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted, the palace said he is “receiving medical attention for an infection.</span><br /><br /><span>"He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days."</span><br /><br /><span>Sources have always ruled out the possibility of Prince Philip’s illness being COVID-related as he and the Queen received their first vaccines in January.</span><br /><br /><span>Many have wondered if Her Majesty has had the chance to visit her husband, but it seems only Prince Charles has been able to visit his 99-year-old father as a “precautionary measure”.</span><br /><br /><span>Prince William has since told journalists, "Yes, he’s OK, they’re keeping an eye on him," with a wink while he visited a vaccination centre in eastern England.</span><br /><br /><span>Prince Edward also told Sky News his father is "a lot better".</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840020/daily.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1291db43b4534382bb2fcf8e6c97a8a2" /><br /><br /><span>"He’s looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing, so we keep our fingers crossed," the Earl of Wessex said.</span><br /><br /><span>When asked if his father was frustrated in the hospital, Edward laughed and said "just a bit."</span><br /><br /><span>"I think that gets to all of us, and then, you can only watch the clock so many times and the walls are only so interesting," he said.</span><br /><br /><span>"We’ve had some brilliant and lovely messages from all sorts of people, and we really appreciate that and so does he," the earl added. "I’ve been passing them on. It’s fantastic, thank you."</span><br /><br /><span>The Palace initially said Prince Philip was expected to stay there "for a few days of observation and rest" when he was first admitted.</span><br /><br /><span>The Queen has been isolating at Windsor Castle, with Buckingham Palace yet to announce whether Her Majesty will make the 41km journey to visit her husband. With visitors only allowed in "exceptional circumstances",  royal fans worry that the moment the Queen does visit Philip, it could be a clear sign that his condition has seriously worsened.</span><br /><br /><span>The Duke was last hospitalised in December 2019, where he spent four nights in hospital before Christmas.</span></p>

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Meghan and Harry’s subtle hint for baby’s gender

<p>Eagle-eyed fans have spotted a tiny detail that they believe may be linked to the gender of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby.</p> <p>While the couple have been notoriously private and kept majority of their pregnancy under wraps, royal fans pointed out a large pink sapphire ring worn by Duchess Meghan during a recent video appearance.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840048/meghan-sapphire-ring-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/69c09e4ff9104b93ada4b8c1d5eb57df" /></p> <p>The large ring from is from the jewellery brand Ecksand and features an ethically sourced 6.000 carat stone with a recycled 18k gold band with 0.20 diamond pave.</p> <p>"Is the 'pink' ring an 'indication/hint' that it might be a little girl?" one fan speculated on Instagram.</p> <p>"Could this be a clue about baby Sussex????! Praying for a safe, healthy delivery and birth for mother and baby, whether it's a girl or a boy!" another said.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLe6Ez8DKWd/?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/CLe6Ez8DKWd/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Meghan Markle (@meghan_update)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The ring normally retails for $1790 but is currently on sale for $1522.</p> <p>“It’s been a rough few weeks for the queen, that’s for sure,” a royal insider told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/prince-harry-meghan-markles-distance-is-challenging-for-queen/" target="_blank"><em>Us Weekly.</em></a></p> <p>“The situation with Harry and Meghan has been challenging, and on top of that, she’s distraught over her beloved husband’s health setback.”</p>

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Calls for Prince Harry to be cut from line of succession

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>As news spread about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being stripped of their remaining patronages after their permanent split from the royal family, attention turned to his place in line to the throne.</p> <p>Prince Harry, 36, is currently sixth in line to the British Throne, which has not been impacted by his permanent exit from the royal family.</p> <p>A poll, conducted by<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/explore/public_figure/Prince_Harry" target="_blank">YouGov</a>, found that 49 per cent of British people believe he should lose his place.</p> <p>Meghan and Harry were once the most popular royals, but many aren't happy with the couple's decision to leave the royal family and profit off commercial duties.</p> <p>This was also the case when<span> </span><em>Express UK</em><span> </span>did a poll that asked "Has your opinion of Meghan and Harry changed one year after Megxit?"</p> <p>79 per cent of the 25,816 voters said "yes, for the worst", which is 20,342 voters.</p> <p>People who voted no took to the comments to explain why.</p> <p>"Yes my opinion of them has changed, now I see them for the fame hungry, money grabbing grifters that they are," one reader explained.</p> <p>"Yes, yes it has, my opinion of them is even lower than it was then, and believe me it was already pretty low then," another agreed.</p> <p>"We never had a good opinion of her. Love is blind, everyone else isn't," a third said.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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"Beacon of hope": Captain Sir Thomas Moore's daughter speaks out

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The daughter of Sir Captain Thomas Moore has spoken out about her father and how he was a "beacon of hope" to many.</p> <p>Hannah Ingram-Moore said that it has been "really difficult" since the death of her father, who passed away from COVID-19 on the 2nd of February.</p> <p>"I mean what a journey we've been on and what a beacon of hope and light he has been to the world," she told show hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. "We miss him terribly but we know his legacy lives on."</p> <p>Sir Thomas shot to worldwide fame after raising more than $42 million for health services and charities in the UK and was even knighted by the Queen for his efforts.</p> <p>Piers spoke about being contacted by Sir Tom on Twitter.</p> <p>"It really touched me as it touched everybody in the country," Morgan continued.</p> <p>"Did you ever imagine Hannah that you'd end up with your dad not just raising nearly £40million for the NHS but also being knighted having a number one pop record, being a GQ cover star, a man of the year, winning a Pride of Britain award... I mean he achieved more in nine months than most people do in their entire lifetime."</p> <p>Hannah described the experience as "almost indescribable".</p> <p>"We were just an ordinary family, just like everybody else. But yes, we sat here thinking what can we do to help fight the pandemic in those very early days, raise a thousand pounds? And that was it, there was nothing more to it."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">‘What a beacon of hope and light he became to the world.’<br /><br />‘We miss him terribly.’<br /><br />Captain Sir Tom Moore’s funeral will be held on Saturday. <br /><br />His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore speaks to <a href="https://twitter.com/piersmorgan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@piersmorgan</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/susannareid100?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@susannareid100</a> about losing her father. <a href="https://t.co/zWM1zcRxn4">pic.twitter.com/zWM1zcRxn4</a></p> — Good Morning Britain (@GMB) <a href="https://twitter.com/GMB/status/1364128077685653506?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 23, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>She also mentioned that her father left specific instructions for his funeral.</p> <p>"He was very clear he wanted us to eat Victoria sponge cake and sandwiches afterwards," she said, adding that he wants his tombstone to read: "I told you I was old."</p> <p>She laughed when explaining the tombstone.</p> <p>Hannah also asked the British public that even though many will want to pay their respects, they are asking people to stay away due to the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p><em>Photo credits: Good Morning Britain</em></p> </div> </div> </div>

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Terri Irwin says family found "meaning of life" after Steve's passing

<p>A 2019 interview has resurfaced about how close the Irwin family are and how the passing of father Steve, 44, brought them closer together.</p> <p>Terri, 56, revealed that the tragic death of her husband made the bonds between the family even stronger and built the foundation for a family tie that is incredibly close.</p> <p>"We are a family who works together, lives together and holidays together – we spend almost every moment in each other's company, whether it's at Australia Zoo or on one of our conservation properties here in Australia or making a documentary somewhere in Africa, so it's vitally important that we have great relationships – and we do," says Terri to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/celebrity/celeb-news/terri-irwin-steve-irwin-death-53777" target="_blank"><em>Now To Love</em></a>.</p> <p>"We communicate well, and I think it's a natural effect of losing Steve. I think we became closer and stronger as a family and we have developed this awareness that allows us to truly value the people closest to us even more than we already did.</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/CLARU85BvCU/?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/CLARU85BvCU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"It's sad that it takes a tragedy such as Steve's death to amp that up in your life, but it does make you want to live every day to the fullest and appreciate the people you love. I'm the first to admit that I can be a little overwhelming sometimes, but I have a saying that I think is very true. It's that the meaning of life is unconditional love and that's what we have for each other."</p> <p>The bonds between Bindi, 22 and her 17-year-old brother Robert have only become stronger as Bindi announced she was expecting with husband Chandler Powell.</p> <p>The couple recently said that they are waiting to meet their daughter before they name her.</p> <p>"We are waiting to meet her before we decide on a name. We want to hold her and make sure the name that we choose fits her perfectly,” she said.</p> <p>“We have been looking through family history on both my side and Chandler’s side for family name inspiration.</p> <p>“Once she arrives I think we’ll know exactly what to name her.”</p>

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Night at the opera: Keith Urban reveals what really happened

<p>Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman love a night at the opera, but not when they're attacked with programs by avid opera fans.</p> <p>The pair found themselves in a heated exchange against an opera lover at the Sydney Opera House, where the man allegedly hit Kidman with her program.</p> <p>Of course, this was all just rumours until Urban confessed the story was true on<span> </span><em>The Kyle and Jackie O<span> </span></em>show.</p> <p>"We were sitting down with Nic's mum and we were clapping. It was a bloody great performance and everyone was cheering and cheering," Keith said.</p> <p>"I looked around and I see a few people standing and a few more and I thought 'oh I'm getting up'.</p> <p>"And then this guy behind me just whacked Nic, like really hit her, with the program."</p> <p>"It's a bit of a pickle I was in because I'm a husband and you want to defend your wife but it took a lot of restraint. I was pretty upset," he said.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CHdzh1KHS1c/?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/CHdzh1KHS1c/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Nicole Kidman (@nicolekidman)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Keith explained that it was his first time at the opera and was unaware standing up was a bad thing.</p> <p>"We did not know you are not supposed to stand in the opera. Having not been to the opera before ever in my life, I am sensitive to the etiquette," he said.</p> <p>It's unclear whether the pair have plans to return to the opera after the exchange.</p>

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8-year-old denied life-saving surgery until $1.5 million fee is paid

<p>A Nigerian boy travelled with his parents to the UK for a small surgery then discovered he had cancer but a quirk in the system means the life-saving surgery is out of reach.</p> <p>His parents will be required to pay £885,000 (AU$1,580,000) up front before the NHS can legally operate on him.</p> <p>Nathaniel Nabena had one of his eyes removed in Nigeria in order to treat the cancer and stop its spread.</p> <p>But then in November last year, he travelled to the UK to be fitted with a prostethic eye.</p> <p>The surgery was meant to be quick and painless but the 8-year-old soon fell sick and tests revealed he had leukaemia.</p> <p>Nathaniel desperately needs a stem cell transplant to stay alive, but doctors won’t operate on him until his parents pay the fee - which is so high because patients from non-EU countries are charged 150 per cent of the NHS price for hospital treatment.</p> <p>“If we do not manage to raise the funds, we have been told that hospice care is the next step,” his father Ebisidor wrote on a<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.gofundme.com/f/Raise-money-for-Nathaniels-Stem-Cell-Treatment" target="_blank"><em>GoFundMe page</em></a>.</p> <p>Nathaniel has been battling cancer for the past three years, and his parents believed the worst was over before they were hit with the leukaemia diagnosis.</p> <p>He had a myeloid sarcoma under his left eye which caused it to swell up so badly, removal was the only option.</p> <p>Nathaniel is currently in the Croydon University Hospital.</p> <p>Medical practitioners are charging £825,000 to cover their expenses for tests, chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.</p> <p>Nathaniel’s dad described his son as “a bright, wonderful child”.</p> <p>“It has been a long, hard journey but we will never stop fighting for Nathaniel. He deserves a life free of cancer,” Ebisidor Nabena said.</p> <p>A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/boy-9-diagnosed-leukaemia-uk-23496109" target="_blank"><em>The Sun</em></a><span> </span>in a statement: “Every taxpayer supports the health service and so it is only right that overseas visitors contribute towards their treatment costs.</p> <p>“As the rules stand, NHS care must be paid for in advance of providing non-urgent treatment and any debts that do arise from providing urgent care will be followed up with.</p> <p>“The NHS will always provide high standards of care for those who need it and repayment plans can be agreed with the provider.”</p>

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"Visibly furious" Jacinda Ardern berates Scott Morrison in press conference

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was "visibly furious" at the Australian Morrison government, claiming that Australia did "not act in good faith". This is after an alleged ISIS terrorist travelled to Syria on an Australian passport and was detained in Turkey with her two children.</p> <p>The detained woman held dual citizenship for Australia and New Zealand, but her Australian citizenship was revoked as part of a new policy to strip dual-citizenship from terrorists.</p> <p>As the woman travelled on her Australian passport, she was detained and is now considered legally to be only a New Zealand citizen, despite not living in the country since the age of six.</p> <p>This left Ardern furious.</p> <p>“I never believe that the right response was to simply have a race to revoke people’s citizenship … We will put our hands up when we need to own the situation, we expected the same of Australia. They did not act in good faith,” Ms Ardern said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Ms Ardern said her government “firmly believe” the woman should return to Australia, and has “repeatedly communicated that view to the Australian government at the highest levels”.</p> <p>“It is wrong that New Zealand should shoulder the responsibility for a situation involving a woman who has not lived in New Zealand since she was six, has resided in Australia since that time, has her family in Australia and left for Syria from Australia on her Australian passport.</p> <p>“Any fair-minded person would consider this person an Australian and that is my view too,” Ms Ardern said.</p> <p>Ardern has said that the chief priority is the welfare of the two children.</p> <p>“These children were born in a conflict zone through no fault of their own,” Ms Ardern said.</p> <p>“Coming to New Zealand, where they have no immediate family, would not be in their best interests. We know that young children thrive best when surrounded by people who love them. We will be raising these points with the Australian Government.</p> <p>“We will be engaging with the Turkish authorities, and given there are children involved, their welfare will be top of mind in our response.”</p> <p>When Mr Morrison was asked about New Zealand's response, he said that it was his job to put "Australia's national security interests first".</p> <p>He also pointed out that as a part of the legislation, citizenship can be cancelled "automatically and that has been a known part of Australia's law for some time".</p> <p>“There is still a lot more unknown about this case and where it sits and where it may go next,” Mr Morrison added.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Postman's disgusting act after finding elderly woman lying in the snow

<p>Distressing footage has emerged of the moment a postman appears to leave an elderly woman lying on the frozen ground after she had fallen outside of her home.</p> <p>Captured on the neighbour's doorbell camera, the interaction shows 72-year-old grandmother of two Patricia Stewart and the Royal Mail employee as he was delivering a package in Bainsford, Scotland, on Thursday.</p> <p>Stewart was lying on the path in the snow when the postman arrived.</p> <p>In the footage, shared by her niece Sheryl Harkins, Steward can he heard asking the postman for help, before he says: “I can’t help pal, I’m knackered”, and walks away.</p> <p>Thankfully, the grandmother did not face any serious injuries.</p> <p>Harkins says another delivery worker arrived a short time later and called the neighbours for help.</p> <p>“Thank goodness for that girl because this could have been a very different situation if she hadn’t turned up when she did,” she wrote.</p> <p>“I honestly don’t have the words for how disgusting this is, for a human being to treat another human being in this manner.</p> <p>“Words fail me.”</p> <p>A Royal Mail area manager has since apologised to Stewart for the incident.</p> <p>“Royal Mail expects the highest standards of behaviour from our people while out on deliveries and collections at all times,” a spokesperson told local media.</p> <p>“We regularly remind our postmen and postwomen of the important role they play in their local communities.</p> <p>“We were very sorry to learn about this incident, and for the distress this incident has caused.</p> <p>“We are in touch with the customer concerned and will be investigating this incident.”</p>

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Successful people do these 8 things each weekend

<p>Time management expert Laura Vanderkam reveals the subtle secrets to restorative and productive weekends in her book What Successful People Do Before Breakfast.</p> <p>Flex different skills<br />Your weekends need to feel different from your weekdays, which happens if you rotate in different activities and hobbies you don’t have time to do during the week, Laura Vanderkam shares in her book What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. For examples, she notes that celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson plays soccer, television correspondent Bill McGowan chops firewood, and architect Rafael Vinoly plays piano. (Check out these other characteristics of wildly successful people.) Doing a different kind of labour allows your mind and body to recover from the typical stresses you encounter during the week.</p> <p>Plan it out<br />In today’s distracted world, no weekend plan likely means you’ll end up mindlessly watching television or browsing the internet. “Failing to think through what you wish to do on the weekend may make you succumb to the ‘I’m tired’ excuse that keeps you locked in the house,” she writes. You don’t need a micromanaged, minute-by-minute playbook, but sketch in three to five “anchor” activities. Planning also lets you savour the joy of anticipating something fun; psychology research shows we’re often happier anticipating an event, like a holiday, than we are during or after it.</p> <p>Do something fun on Sunday night<br />Dampen those Sunday night blues by giving yourself something to look forward to. “This extends the weekend and keeps you focused on the fun to come, rather than on Monday morning,” according to Vanderkam. You could make a tradition of a big dinner with your extended family, take an early-evening yoga class, or find a volunteer opportunity, such as serving meals to those less fortunate.</p> <p>Maximise your mornings<br />Weekend mornings tend to be wasted time, notes Vanderkam – cleaning up toys, throwing in laundry, flipping through programs you’ve recorded through the week. But if you’re willing to get up before your family, they’re great for personal pursuits, like training for a marathon. “It’s less disruptive for your family if you get up early to do your four-hour run than if you try to do it in the middle of the day,” she explains.</p> <p>Create traditions<br />Happy families often have special activities they do most weekends that don’t require special planning – Friday night pizza, a walk to religious services, Sunday morning pancakes. “These habits are what become memories,” she writes. “And comforting rituals boost happiness.”</p> <p>Schedule nap time<br />It’s not just for toddlers. Encouraging your whole family to have rest time in the mid- to late afternoon ensures you’ll actually take the time out of your busy schedules to let your body rest and recuperate.</p> <p>Compress chores<br />We know what you’re thinking: When else am I supposed to get errands done? Rather than let them take over your whole weekend, Vanderkam suggests that you designate a chore time, maybe on Saturday while you wait for the babysitter to come or for a designated period on Sunday mornings. “Giving yourself a small window makes you more motivated to get chores done quickly so you can move on to the fun things,” she writes.</p> <p>Cut down on tech<br />Even if you’re not religious, observing a “technology Sabbath” is good for your brain. “A stretch of time apart from the computer, phone and work stresses creates space for other things in life,” says Vanderkam. (It’s especially true if you show these signs you’re addicted to your phone.) Encouraging your whole family to put away their smartphones for a day, or even a few hours, forces you to have a different relationship with your spouse, friends, and kids. If you need to work on the weekends, consider a specific window to finish a project or sort through your inbox, rather than periodically checking and writing back to emails all day long.</p> <p class="p1"><em>Written by <span>Lauren Gelman</span>. This article first appeared on <a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/successful-people-do-these-8-things-each-weekend"><span class="s1">Reader’s Digest</span></a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.com.au/subscribe"><span class="s1">here’s our best subscription offer</span></a>.</em></p>

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Empathy starts early: 5 Australian picture books that celebrate diversity

<p>Early exposure to diverse story characters, including in ethnicity, gender and ability, helps young people develop a strong sense of identity and belonging. It is also crucial in cultivating compassion towards others.</p> <p>Children from minority backgrounds rarely see themselves reflected in the books they’re exposed to. Research over the past two decades shows the world presented in children’s books is overwhelmingly white, male and middle class.</p> <p>A 2020 study in four Western Australian childcare centres showed only 18% of books available included non-white characters. Animal characters made up around half the books available and largely led “human” lives, adhering to the values of middle-class Caucasians.</p> <p>In our recent research of award-winning and shortlisted picture books, we looked at diversity in representations of Indigenous Australians, linguistically and culturally diverse characters, characters from regional or rural Australia, gender, sex and sexually diverse characters, and characters with a disability.</p> <p>From these, we have compiled a list of recommended picture books that depict each of these five aspects of diversity.</p> <p>Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander characters<br />Tom Tom, by Rosemary Sullivan and Dee Huxley (2010), depicts the daily life of a young Aboriginal boy Tom (Tommy) in a fictional Aboriginal community — Lemonade Springs. The community’s landscape, in many ways, resembles the Top End of Australia.</p> <p>Tom’s 22 cousins and other relatives call him Tom Tom. His day starts with a swim with cousins in the waters of Lemonade Springs, which is covered with budding and blossoming water lilies. The children swing on paperbark branches and splash into the water. Tom Tom walks to Granny Annie’s for lunch and spends the night at Granny May’s. At preschool, he enjoys painting.</p> <p>Through this picture book, non-Indigenous readers will have a glimpse of the intimate relationship between people and nature and how, in Lemonade Springs, a whole village comes together to raise a child.</p> <p>Characters from other cultures<br />That’s not a daffodil! by Elizabeth Honey (2012) is a story about a young boy’s (Tom) relationship with his neighbour, Mr Yilmaz, who comes from Turkey. Together, Tom and Mr Yilmaz plant, nurture and watch a seed grow into a beautiful daffodil.</p> <p>The author uses the last page of the book to explain that, in Turkish, Mr Yilmaz’s name does not have a dotted “i”, as in the English alphabet, and his name should be pronounced “Yuhlmuz”.</p> <p>While non-white characters, Mr Yilmaz and his grandchildren, only play supporting roles in the story, the book nevertheless captures the reality of our everyday encounters with neighbours from diverse ethnic backgrounds.</p> <p>Characters from rural Australia<br />All I Want for Christmas is Rain, by Cori Brooke and Megan Forward (2017), depicts scenery and characters from regional or rural Australia. The story centres on the little girl Jane’s experience of severe drought on the farm.</p> <p>The story can encourage students’ discussion of sustainability.</p> <p>In terms of diversity, it is equally important to meet children living in remote and regional areas as it is to see children’s lives in the city.</p> <p>Gender non-conforming characters<br />Granny Grommet and Me, by Dianne Wolfer and Karen Blair (2014), is full of beautiful illustrations of the Australian beach and surfing grannies.</p> <p>Told from the first-person point of view, it documents the narrator’s experiences of going snorkelling, surfing and rockpool swimming with granny and her grommet (amateur surfer) friends.</p> <p>In an age of parents’ increasing concern about gender stereotyping (blue for boy, pink for girl) of story characters in popular culture, Granny Grommet and Me’s representation of its main character “Me” is uniquely free from such bias.</p> <p>The main character wears a black wetsuit and a white sunhat and is not named in the book (a potential means of assigning gender).</p> <p>This gender-neutral representation of the character does not reduce the pleasure of reading this book. And it shows we can minimise attributes that symbolise stereotypes such as clothing, other accessories and naming.</p> <p>Characters living with a disability<br />Boy, by Phil Cummings and Shane Devries (2018), is a story about a boy who is Deaf.</p> <p>He uses sign language to communicate but people who live in the same village rarely understand him. That is, until he steps into the middle of a war between the king and the dragon that frightens the villagers.</p> <p>He resolves the conflict using his unique communication style and the villagers resolve to learn to communicate better with him by learning his language.</p> <p class="p1"><em>Written by Ping Tian and Helen Caple. This article first appeared on <a href="https://theconversation.com/empathy-starts-early-5-australian-picture-books-that-celebrate-diversity-153629">The Conversation</a>.</em></p>

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Terri Irwin to reveal new home videos in Netflix documentary

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The Irwin family have been a household name for decades, and a new rumoured Netflix documentary about the beloved family is set to ensure they'll be one for years to come.</p> <p>According to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.newidea.com.au/terri-irwin-feud-family-tapes" target="_blank"><em>New Idea</em></a><em>,<span> </span></em>Terri Irwin has a "treasure trove of VHS tapes" that are about key moments in the lives of her family.</p> <p>“Terri has had a recorder permanently attached to her for years,” tells the insider.</p> <p>“She’s been documenting almost every moment of Bindi and Robert’s lives. She’ll likely have it in the birthing suite, too, when Bindi has her baby!”</p> <p>"Terri's one step ahead of the game, as usual, and is pulling it all together for a really lush documentary. TV networks would write blank cheques for some of the stuff she has!" the insider continued.</p> <p>According to the insider, Terri often looks at the family videos as they are some of the last moment she had with late husband Steve.</p> <p>"She loves how some big stars have had their own stories produced for Netflix and would like to give her story the same treatment – she knows it's what fans would enjoy," they added.</p> <p>While it is something fans might enjoy, there is one Irwin that could put a stop to it before it's even aired.</p> <p>“Steve’s father, Bob, would take real issue with this,” says the insider. “He’s always had it in his head that Terri commercialised Australia Zoo and made it into this big theme park, which he felt was her selling out the family’s conservation mission.</p> <p>“I doubt he’d be too happy about her turning private moments with his only son into a big production. Bob himself will be in some of those old movies – he would definitely not give over permission to be included.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Crazy fan removed during Australian Open

<p><span>An unruly fan was removed from Rod Laver Arena after she yelled during Rafael Nadal's second-round clash against Michael Mmoh.</span><br /><br /><span>While Nadal attempted to serve out the second set, a woman launched into a bizarre tirade.</span><br /><br /><span>Nadal attempted to ignore it and play on but when it continued the match halted.</span><br /><br /><span>A female crowd member appeared to be yelling while fans around jeered.</span><br /><br /><span>The umpire interjected over the microphone: "Thankyou madam, you are delaying everyone", which only provoked the woman further.</span><br /><br /><span>Reports say that she yelled out from the stands "hurry up you OCD f---" to the Spaniard.</span></p> <p><span><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839877/tennis.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/535092fcb9294556b0bc7f79cc86e330" /></span></p> <p><span>She then gave the finger directly toward Nadal who was seen laughing at centre court.</span><br /><br /><span>The crowd booed the woman while Nadal laughed off the situation.</span><br /><br /><span>The play did resume but just two points later, the woman could be heard yelling “w**ker” as Nadal attempted to serve.</span><br /><br /><span>A security guard eventually came over to remove the woman, who then appeared to change her tune and apologise to Nadal.</span><br /><br /><span>"A little bit of a disturbance there in the crowd," Aussie tennis great John Fitzgerald said as the madness ensued courtside.</span><br /><br /><span>"I couldn't hear the specific language, there was a little bit of ill will between two ladies.</span><br /><br /><span>"Well there is one lady that is getting rather animated, she might be asked to leave, actually. I think she's having a crack at Rafa, I'm not sure why, she's the first person I've seen do that.</span><br /><br /><span>"She's a bit inebriated I think, this is chaos. This is so unnecessary, it's just one individual that has made a complete goose out of themselves."</span><br /><br /><span>The World No.2 ended up claiming the match in straight sets 6-1 6-4 6-2.</span><br /><br /><span>Asked about the disturbance post-match, Nadal laughed as he said: "No (I don't know her).</span><br /><br /><span>“And honestly, I don't want to know."</span></p>

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Real estate agent forced to apologise for offensive, sexist post

<p>A blog post on an Australian real estate website targeting single women buying properties has gone viral for all the wrong reasons.</p> <p>The article titled "Buying as a single lady" was published on Bathurst Real Estate's website and was quickly removed after backlash on social media claimed the post was "sexist" and "misogynistic".</p> <p>The piece started off on a positive note, empowering women who are planning on purchasing a property: “You’re a single lady and you’re content not (to) have a ring on your finger”. But it then took a sharp turn that angered many people online.</p> <p>“You may prefer the emotional and financial back-up of a spouse,” the post reads.</p> <p>The article continues to suggest single women can "go wild when buying" as they are "responsible only for themselves".</p> <p>It also says women “are well known for reasoning with their hearts, not their heads - and many of us love to nest.”</p> <p>Women are then issued a warning, saying property buying can quickly go south “especially if there is no man beside you to offer logic to the situation”.</p> <p>The real estate agency swiftly removed the post from their website and apologised on Facebook.</p> <p>“This is so misogynistic it’s almost comical,” one woman who reposted the article on Facebook wrote.</p> <p>“Thanks so much for this super helpful blog post Bathurst Real Estate! I can’t wait for your next post on ‘Buying as a Single man’, Oh wait...</p> <p>“Next time I go to purchase anything I’ll be sure to bring a man with me to both pay for it and also offer logic, because as you said, women are well known for not using their head and I guess none of us have any money of our own!” the bemused woman continued.</p> <p>“This is the most offensive piece of s**t I have ever read,” another person wrote.</p> <p>“Holy s**t it had never occurred to me that buying a property would represent a big proportion of my hard work and savings! I thought it would be like buying a new eyebrow pencil or baking a cake!” another woman wrote sarcastically.</p> <p>“Does this mean that me and my partner aren’t able to buy a house because we are both women and don’t know how to use our heads?” a user asked.</p> <p>Men also seemed to be equally offended by the article.</p> <p>“I think they need a new password… surely this has got to be a hack from a sacked staff member,” one man suggested.</p> <p>Bathurst Real Estate claimed the post was written by a female from a content marketing agency who was outsourced to create content.</p> <p>The real estate agent apologised for any offence that was caused, claiming the article had gone live without their knowledge and they removed it as soon as they were aware of it.</p>

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"Time to move on": Greg Norman lists incredible Jupiter Island home

<p><span>Greg Norman has re-listed his Jupiter Island Beach home for a mind-blowing US$59,900,000 ($A77.9 million) after spending over 14 years rebuilding it into the sanctuary it is today.</span><br /><br /><span>The Floridian paradise was first listed back in 2007 for $65 million ($A84.5 million) before he and his wife began rebuilding and renovating it.</span><br /><br /><span>The property was first purchased by the 65-year-old for $4.9 million ($A6.4 million) in 1991.</span><br /><br /><span>The property has since expanded by nearly 6,800 square feet.</span><br /><br /><span>The beautiful island includes eight houses in total — the main house, a coach house, a pool house, a tennis house, a boat house, a carriage house and a beach house — along with a 5,000-square-foot basement.</span><br /><br /><span>He told the <em>Miami Herald</em> that his real estate “vision was to create a sanctuary.”</span><br /><br /><span>The main house has 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, along with beautiful oceanfront views and the utmost privacy.</span><br /><br /><span>“My wife and I feel it is time to move on after 30 years here,” Norman told the outlet.</span><br /><br /><span>“COVID-19 and the whole pandemic experience, with social distancing and being isolated from our families — most of whom live overseas — this past year has made us realise how short life truly is and has caused us to re-evaluate how and where we want to spend the rest of our lives.”</span><br /><br /><span>When talking about the home he said, “Memories here are numerous and endless, and they will be forever etched in our minds.”</span><br /><br /><span>The former world no. 1 won 89 professional tournaments in total, including 20 PGA Tour tournaments and the Open Championships in 1986 and 1993.</span><br /><br /><span>Norman would go on to make headlines in November when he described the COVID-19 symptoms that “kicked the crap” out of him.</span><br /><br /><span>“I am fit and strong and have a high tolerance for pain, but this [is] like nothing I have ever experienced before,” Norman wrote on Instagram at the time.</span></p>

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