Melbourne anti-lockdown protesters use encrypted messages for rallies

Anti-lockdown protesters are now using encrypted messaging for their ‘freedom day’ rallies in Melbourne.  Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters headed to the streets over the past two weekends in Melbourne calling for an end to the strict Stage Four lockdown.  The encrypted messages are being used to plan the ‘flash protests’ and to attempt to prevent police from finding out the location of the planned rally. People march during an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne, Australia, 13 September 2020 The encrypted messages are being used to announce the ‘flash protests’ and to…

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Greek police move refugees to Lesbos tent camp after fire – The Guardian

A police operation has been launched to relocate more than 10,000 people living out in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos since fires last week razed its Moria refugee camp. The operation began early on Thursday with police forcibly moving people into a temporary facility outside the port town of Mytilene on the island. “The aim is to resettle these people as peacefully as possibly and as quickly as possible,” the police spokesman Lt Theodoros Chronopoulos said. About 70 female police officers had been dispatched from Athens as…

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Label ModiBodi launches advert for leak-proof underwear featuring real period blood

ModiBodi has released an advertisement featuring shots of real period blood to normalise the stigma around women’s menstrual cycles. The Australian label is the country’s number one selling leak-proof underwear brand, providing sustainable and environmentally friendly options for women. The latest campaign titled ‘The New Way To Period’ promotes the label’s mission to ‘replace fear and shame with understanding and encourage sustainable alternatives’, along with breaking down taboos regarding women’s periods. Research undertaken by Modibodi shows almost one in three young girls are afraid of talking about periods, and so…

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Surgeon’s wife battles daughter for his fortune amid allegations he abused his girl as a child

The daughter of a wealthy surgeon has claimed she was abused in her youth to prevent his widow from taking a chunk of her inheritance. Tiffany Hribar alleges her father Dr David Hribar committed acts of emotional, verbal and physical abuse to her brother, mother and herself in her childhood in Adelaide. Dr Hribar died in June, 2019, leaving Tiffany $750,000 in inheritance, while his wife Sally Hribar received an annual annuity of $50,000, the right to live in the family home in Norwood and $20,000 to pay mortgage on…

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Why your groceries are about to get FAR more expensive as Aussie farmers are forced to destroy crops

Grocery prices look set to skyrocket as Australian farmers are forced to destroy crops after struggling to find enough pickers.  Farmers across the country have been gearing up for this years harvest which could be one of the biggest the country has seen in five years. But travel restrictions and border closures have created major problems with sourcing workers to pick the crops.  Australia’s $14.4 billion horticulture industry relies heavily on workers from the Pacific Islands and backpackers to fill those jobs.  Farmers are predicting they will struggle to fill…

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Triumph’s Focus Group for Trump Supporters Proves They’ll Defend Anything – The Daily Beast

When comedian Robert Smigel appeared on The Last Laugh podcast early this summer, he revealed that his greatest creation, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, would almost certainly be entering the 2020 election fray—despite a deadly pandemic that had moved much of the campaign off the trail.  On Wednesday night, he made good on that promise by delivering a hilarious focus group full of very real Trump supporters on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  “The Trump presidency has been four years of him making shocking and hate-filled remarks,” Colbert said…

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Woman transforms family home into a stunning three-bed modern masterpiece

A woman has transformed her ugly 1930s family home into a stunning five bedroom modern masterpiece by splashing £250,000 on an enormous extension.   Katy Wilson, 36, from Derbyshire, bought her detached three-bedroom property  back in February 2015 and spent years applying for planning permission to overhaul the entire house. She was finally able to get started on the renovating three years on, in 2018, and she gave the property a complete transformation with the help of a huge modern two-storey extension. Katy, who estimates she spent £250,000 on the huge…

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Live Updates: Sally weakens to tropical depression, still causing ‘torrential rains’ – Fox News

Sally has weakened to a tropical depression but is still causing torrential rains over eastern Alabama and western Georgia, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm’s remnants could dump up to a foot of rain and spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas after it brought fierce winds, flooding, and a dangerous storm surge to the Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Meanwhile, coastal residents hope to start the recovery process after at least one person was killed and hundreds needed rescue. Follow below for the latest updates.…

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Live Updates: Sally weakens to tropical depression, still causing ‘torrential rains’ – Fox News

Sally has weakened to a tropical depression but is still causing torrential rains over eastern Alabama and western Georgia, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm’s remnants could dump up to a foot of rain and spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas after it brought fierce winds, flooding, and a dangerous storm surge to the Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Meanwhile, coastal residents hope to start the recovery process after at least one person was killed and hundreds needed rescue. Follow below for the latest updates.…

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Chris Rock defends Jimmy Fallon’s blackface impersonation of him: ‘He didn’t mean anything’ – The Independent

In May, the clip from a 2000 episode of Saturday Night Live went viral, often alongside the hashtag #JimmyFallonIsOverParty. In the clip, Fallon wears blackface for an impression of Rock. Rock has now stated that he valued the intention behind the impersonation. “I’m friends with Jimmy,” Rock told The New York Times. “Jimmy’s a great guy. And he didn’t mean anything. A lot of people want to say intention doesn’t matter, but it does. And I don’t think Jimmy Fallon intended to hurt me. And he didn’t.” Rock also declined…

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