Posted: 11 September, 2014

Ebola Scare In Australia

A Gold Coast man has been rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital amid suspected Ebola virus fears.

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Posted: 11 September, 2014

Jaws Actor Richard Kiel Dead At 74

The iconic star of Mookraker and Happy Gilmore has passed away.

 

Richard Kiel, famous for portraying James Bond nemesis Jaws, has died at the age of 74.

Although the steel toothed villain was his most well known role, the 7-foot-2 actor starred in dozens of films including the Adam Sandler hit Happy Gilmore.

TMZ and Variety report that Kiel broke his leg last week and was in a hospital in Fresno, California, although it's still unclear if his death was connected to the leg injury.

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Posted: 10 September, 2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6 & Smartwatch

A much anticipated Apple product launch has included iPhones with large screens, a smartwatch and a new mobile wallet.

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Apple has moved to recapture its role as the leading tech trend-setter as it unveiled its first smartwatch and two large-screen versions of the iPhone.

In a major product event on Tuesday, the California company also said it was introducing a new mobile wallet that will allow consumers to simply tap their phones to pay retailers, aiming to popularise the idea of mobile payments.

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Posted: 4 September, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Apologise For ‘Ultimate Bucket List’ Challenge

The Airline says it did not intend to offend.

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Malaysia Airlines has apologised for its poorly timed promotional campaign that asked customers to name their 'bucket list' travel destination.

The airline offered prizes including free flight and iPads in the contest called 'My Ultimate Bucket List' despite the tragedies of MH17 and MH370.

For those unfamiliar with the saying, Bucket list refers to the things someone wants to do before 'kicking the bucket'.

"Malaysia Airlines has withdrawn the title of a competition running in Australia and New Zealand, as it is found to be inappropriate at this point in time," the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The competition had been earlier approved as it was themed around a common phrase used in both countries. The airline appreciates and respects the sentiments of the public and in no way did it intend to offend any parties."

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Posted: 3 September, 2014

Man Steals iPhone From Train Passenger

The footage shows the man standing next to a woman as she sits on the train playing with her phone

Man steals a mobile from a train passenger in Europe Video: YouTube

Video has surfaced showing a young man stealing a mobile phone from a woman whilst on the train in Hungary.

The footage, which is believed to have been from 2012, shows the man standing next to a woman as she sits on the train playing with her phone.

The man can be seen casually looking around the train carriage whilst keeping a subtle eye one the woman’s phone.

As the train pulls to a stop, the man, standing near the carriage doors, remains still, even after they open.

At the last second, the cunning thief pinches the phone from the unsuspecting woman’s hands and slides through the closing doors. The helpless woman screams after the thief through the carriage window.

Thankfully, with the help of the police and the video footage, the man was captured within 24 hours.

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Posted: 29 August, 2014

Jen Hawkins takes ALS challenge

Former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins has jumped on board with the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. ‘‘I nominate Donald Trump, Jake Wall and Sean Anderson’’

The proud Novocastrian responeded to plenty of requests on a pool deck via instagram "#LoveToNewy thank you for your nominations! I would love to bring awareness to #ALS"

The glam girl also made it clear she was donating to the cause ‘‘FYI – been nominated a few times & I have donated to ALS charity,’’ she replied to the Newcastle Herald

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Posted: 26 August, 2014

Billy Crystal Pays Stirring Tribute To Robin Williams

Billy Crystal's poignant tribute to his mate Robin Williams

 

Billy Crystal has given an emotional tribute to his close friend and colleague Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards

Crystal honoured Williams during the "In Memoriam" portion of the show.

"He made us laugh, hard. Every time you saw him, the brilliance was astounding. He could be funny anywhere," Crystal told the Emmy’s audience.

"As genius as he was onstage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine. Supportive, protective, loving. It's very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives."

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Posted: 26 August, 2014

Qantas And Virgin Loosen In-Flight Phone Rules

Phone can be kept on for the duration of Qantas and Virgin flights.





Passengers on Qantas and Virgin flights will be able to keep phones and electronic devices powered on during flights.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved applications from both airlines to allow travellers to keep devices on during take-off and landing.

Qantas head of engineering Alan Milne says it's perfectly safe.

“Absolutely no way we would have let this sort of policy some into place unless we were 100% satisfied that there was zero impact on the safe,” Alan said.

The devices will have to remain in ‘flight mode’ throughout the flight.

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Tags: Qantas, Virgin, Travel

Posted: 25 August, 2014

Photos: California Hit By Biggest Earthquake In 25 Years

Northern California counting the cost of magnitude 6 quake.

Images: Twitter @matthiassonwine & @LaserPunk

A state of emergency has been declared in Northern California after it was rocked by the strongest Earthquake in 25-years.

The magnitude 6 quake struck around 10-kilometers southwest of Napa - California's famous  wine country.

More than 120 people were injured in the quake which hit around 3.20am on Sunday, local time.

Winemakers are cleaning up thousands of broken bottles and barrels with some growers saying they have lost as much as 50 percent of their wine.

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Posted: 25 August, 2014

Richard Attenborough Dies Aged 90

Actor-director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, his son has told the BBC.

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British director and actor Richard Attenborough has died aged 90 after a long illness.

Attenborough, who appeared in movies such as Brighton Rock, The Great Escape and Jurassic Park, in a career spanning six decades, died on Sunday the BBC news reports.

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Posted: 14 August, 2014

Joe Hockey's Gaff And Tax Increases

Liberal Treasurer Joe Hockey has put his foot in his mouth with his latest claims about poor people.

Joe Hockey's Gaff On ABC News

Joe Hockey On ABC News: YouTube / ABC News Australia

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has received a lot of criticism after his recent remarks on ABC News claiming that, "the poorest people either don't have cars or actually don't drive very far in many cases."

Labor have responded remarking that Joe Hockey is out of touch with the Australian community.

Sky News Reporter Graham Richardson on Joe Hockey's Comments

"I think his colleagues are furious at him. I think the budget's gone down so badly and a lof them they just can't believe that he's so inept that he didn't work out what people were going ot think of these things," commented Richardson.

"How do you explain to a family on $60,000 a year with single income if they have a baby they get nothing, a woman who's earning $100,000 a year gets $50,000 and has six months off? I mean, it's just never going to go down."

Hockey is looking to un-freeze a 13 year old tax on fuel prices that could result in lower income earners actually paying more for fuel than higher income earners.

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Posted: 12 August, 2014

Robin Williams Has Died

Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams has died. He was 63

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[AAP] Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams has died. He was 63.

Williams was found dead at his home in California, Marin County Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday.

The Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office said it “suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.”

His publicist released a statement, reported by Entertainment Weekly, that said: "Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

While his wife, Susan Schneider also released a statement, hoping “that the focus will not be on Robin’s death.”

“This morning I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” she said in the statement.

“On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laugher he gave to millions.”


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Social Media

Robin Williams Last Instagram
"#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!"

Robin Williams Timeline

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Birth Name: Robin McLaurin Williams

Born: July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois

Robin Williams was born in Chicago to mother Laura McLaurin, a former model and father Robert Williams a senior executive at the Ford Motor Company.

Williams was known as a quiet child whose first imitations were of his grandmother. He only started to overcome his shyness and get into acting after the joining the drama department in school.

His television and movie career started in the early 70s. It was during this time that Williams also expanded in stand-up comedy which included three HBO specials.

He also embarked on comedy tours which produced some of his most memorable moments from An Evening With Robin Williams (’82), Robin Williams: At The Met (’86) and Robin Williams LIVE On Broadway (’02).

Robin Williams is survived by his two sons and a daughter.

In 1973, Williams was accepted into the prestigious Julliard School of acting, finishing in 1976.

1977 – Williams first foray into television, working on the Richard Pryor show.

1978-82 – His first big television role as the alien ‘Mork’ on the hit show ‘Mork and Mindy’. Williams won a Golden Globe for Best Actor (’79).

1984 – After a couple of years making films, ‘Mosscow on the Hudson’ is Williams first nominated role for a Golden Globe – Best Actor (musical or comedy).

1987 – Good Morning, Vietnam make Williams a household name. He wins the Golden Globe for Best Actor (musical or comedy) and nominated for many others.

1991 & ’92 – He appears in two classic childrens films – Hook as Peter Pan and Aladdin voicing the Genie.

1993 – A classic Williams character and role is born in ‘Mrs Doubtfire’. From the role he wins an American Comedy Award and a Golden Globe.

1997 – Williams proves that not only is he a brilliant comedy actor, but can also crack drama as well with his role as the Dr in ‘Good Will Hunting’ which earnt him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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