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KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s central bank said on Thursday that it has handed details of a transaction to purchase land from the government to the anti-graft agency, after reports that funds from the deal may have been used to pay dues of troubled state fund 1MDB.

The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak used funds from the deal to pay for some of the liabilities of beleaguered state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

“The transaction complied with all the governance requirements and relevant laws that govern the Bank,” Bank Negara Malaysia said in a statement, adding that information on the transaction had been passed to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). (Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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Westpac slammed for engaging in ‘unconscionable conduct’ in trying to rig a key bank rate http://expressdigest.com/westpac-slammed-for-engaging-in-unconscionable-conduct-in-trying-to-rig-a-key-bank-rate/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:47:36 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/westpac-slammed-for-engaging-in-unconscionable-conduct-in-trying-to-rig-a-key-bank-rate/

Westpac engaged in unconscionable conduct over its trading in the bank bill market, a Federal Court has found.

But the bank was cleared of allegations brought by corporate regulator ASIC alleging the bank manipulated the bank bill swap rate, a key rate that affects the rate at which institutions borrow and lend money.

Federal Court Justice Jonathan Beach on Thursday made the ruling in Melbourne, following a rate rigging case brought by ASIC.

Westpac engaged in unconscionable conduct over its trading in the bank bill market, a Federal Court has found (stock image)

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission had accused the bank of engaging in misconduct and market manipulation to push the bank bill swap rate (BBSW) higher or lower between 2010 and 2012.

Justice Beach said that case had not been made out.

However, he did find the bank engaged in unconscionable conduct four times between April and December, 2010, by trading prime bank bills in the bank bill market, with the dominant aim of influencing yields and where the BBSW was set.

‘Many of the steps it took after July, 2012, should have been in place during the relevant period,’ Justice Beach said.

But the bank was cleared of allegations brought by corporate regulator ASIC alleging the bank manipulated the bank bill swap rate, a key rate that affects the rate at which institutions borrow and lend money (stock image)

But the bank was cleared of allegations brought by corporate regulator ASIC alleging the bank manipulated the bank bill swap rate, a key rate that affects the rate at which institutions borrow and lend money (stock image)

‘Further, in my view Westpac failed to ensure its traders were adequately trained not to engage in trading with such a sole or dominant purpose.

‘This should have been reinforced and stipulated to them orally and in writing.’

As a result, Westpac also contravened the Corporations Act, by breaching its financial services obligations.

The other three big banks settled out of court over the same accusation of rate rigging but Westpac decided to fight on.

The CBA earlier agreed to pay $25 million to settle legal action brought against the bank by corporate regulator ASIC over bank bill swap rates.

ANZ settled in November for $50m and NAB in October for the same amount.

Costs were reserved at Thursday’s hearing, with parties invited to make submissions and the case adjourned to a date to be fixed.

 



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Gold Coast Instagram star Allaina Jones pretends to point gun at police on night out http://expressdigest.com/gold-coast-instagram-star-allaina-jones-pretends-to-point-gun-at-police-on-night-out/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:41:08 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/gold-coast-instagram-star-allaina-jones-pretends-to-point-gun-at-police-on-night-out/

The model, social media star and girlfriend of bikie Ben ‘Notorious’ Geppert has been captured on camera pretending to point a gun at police during a big night out.

Allaina Jones, who also goes by the surname Vader, made headlines again this week when the Gold Coast home she shares with the ex-Hells Angels enforcer was raided. 

When police burst into at the couple’s apartment they found Jones, 27, naked, with a male officer tackling her to the ground as others subdued Geppert, 26.

Just a month earlier, the mother-of-one was and a friend hit the town, jumping in front of a police car in her high heels.

Allaina Jones (pictured) has been caught on camera pretending to point a gun at a police car during a night out on the Gold Coast

Jones (right) and her bikie boyfriend Ben 'Notorious' Geppert (left) have developed a massive Instagram following. The pair are currently behind bars, after bail was refused on separate charges this week

Jones (right) and her bikie boyfriend Ben ‘Notorious’ Geppert (left) have developed a massive Instagram following. The pair are currently behind bars, after bail was refused on separate charges this week

In knee-high boots, a tight fitting dress and with a souvlaki in hand, Jones first greets the camera with an: ‘Oh hello!’

Moments later a police car patrolling the party district drives past, catching the eye of the social media star.

Keen to put on a show, she steps out into the middle of the road and strikes a gun pose in the headlights of the police vehicle.

Unimpressed officers call her over to the passenger side window for a chat, as Jones’ friend boasts to the camera: ‘Oh they know her off by heart… she lives in that cell’.

After unsuccessfully attempting to hail a taxi, Jones runs out into the middle of the road and slides onto the bonnet of an unsuspecting white car.

Eventually she is pulled off the road by her friend, before walking to the camera and slamming her cousin Rikki-Louise after their public falling out with earlier this year.

Jones (left) and a friend put on their high heels and tight fitting dresses for the night out in the Gold Coast party district

Jones (left) and a friend put on their high heels and tight fitting dresses for the night out in the Gold Coast party district

A police car patrolling the party district called Jones over, to which her friend said: 'Oh they know her off by heart... she lives in that cell'

A police car patrolling the party district called Jones over, to which her friend said: ‘Oh they know her off by heart… she lives in that cell’

Jones (left) sits on a bench eating a souvlaki, while her friend (right) attempts to hail a taxi

Jones (left) sits on a bench eating a souvlaki, while her friend (right) attempts to hail a taxi

Queensland Police arrested Jones (left) and Geppert (right) during a raid on their home on Tuesday

When officers arrived at their address they found Jones (pictured) naked inside the apartment

Queensland Police arrested Jones (pictured) and Geppert (left) during a raid on their home on Tuesday. When officers arrived at their address they found Jones naked inside the apartment

Unable to catch a cab, the pair finally give up and begin the walk home in their heels.

But it was far less of a celebration for Jones and Geppert this week, with the pair both refused bail in the Southport Magistrates Court on separate charges.

Jones is facing charges of biting and stomping on the head of a woman during a May 17 road rage incident on the Gold Coast. 

Her lawyer Ashkan Tai told the court ‘it’s just not a case of road rage’ and that the 40-year-old woman had approached her car first.

Geppert has been accused of harassment, drug offences and domestic violence.

Jones (right) and Geppert rose to fame during an online fight with her cousin Rikki-Louise (left) earlier this year

Jones (right) and Geppert rose to fame during an online fight with her cousin Rikki-Louise (left) earlier this year

Jones (pictured) was this week refused bail over an alleged road rage incident last Wednesday 

Jones (pictured) was this week refused bail over an alleged road rage incident last Wednesday 

Geppert allegedly threatened to kill the woman and her dog during a barrage of text messages.

He is also accused of threatening police who tackled his naked girlfriend in the raid this week.

Mr Tai claimed that during the raid police had also taunted Geppert about drug use after allegedly finding steroids and cannabis inside his home.

In response, Geppert allegedly responded: ‘Take my handcuffs off if you are going to be tough guys,’ the Gold Coast Bulletin reported. 

Geppert (left) is facing a series of charges including threatening police who tackled his naked girlfriend Jones (right) during the raid this week 

Geppert (left) is facing a series of charges including threatening police who tackled his naked girlfriend Jones (right) during the raid this week 

 

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Iniesta off to ‘new home’ Japan with ‘friend’ Vissel… http://expressdigest.com/iniesta-off-to-new-home-japan-with-friend-vissel/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:36:40 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/iniesta-off-to-new-home-japan-with-friend-vissel/

Bye-bye Barca, hello Japan: Andres Iniesta appears to be on his way to J-League team Vissel Kobe

Andres Iniesta looks poised to join Japan’s Vissel Kobe after tweeting on Wednesday that he was going to his “new home” with his “friend” Hiroshi Mikitani, owner of the J-League club.

The 34-year-old Barcelona icon posted a photo of himself and Mikitani in what appeared to be a private jet, along with emojis of the Japanese flag and a football.

Iniesta, who famously scored the winning goal for Spain against the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final, was top of Mikitani’s wishlist.

The billionaire businessman is also the founder and CEO of Rakuten, Barcelona’s main sponsor, and had been personally involved in securing Iniesta’s services, according to local media.

Iniesta announced last month that he would be leaving Barca at the end of the season, bringing an end to a 22-year association with the club.

The midfielder has enjoyed a glittering career, winning eight La Liga and four Champions League titles.

Social media lit up after Iniesta’s tweet.

Many Japanese fans retweeted the photo of the player shaking hands with Mikitani and welcoming him to the country, while another user posted a cartoon meme of Iniesta dressed in a wizard’s cloak and waving a wand.

Kobe currently sit sixth in the J-League first division standings after 15 games played, having finished ninth in the table last term.

If the move to Kobe is confirmed, Iniesta will join former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski in the western Japanese port city after the German completed a move from Galatasaray last summer.

Danish legend Michael Laudrup, himself a former Barcelona fan favourite and one of Iniesta’s boyhood heroes, also played for Vissel in 1996-97.

– China interest –

Iniesta had also been linked to a move to Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan but they, like Vissel initially, denied the rumours.

If confirmed, the Spain legend’s decision to choose Kobe would represent arguably Japanese football’s biggest transfer coup with many top players now moving to cash-rich Chinese clubs in the twilight of their careers.

It would also come as a timely boost to the J-League, which used to attract luminaries such as Brazilian great Zico and former England star Gary Lineker when it began in 1993 but has struggled to attract marquee players in recent years.

Iniesta’s departure from Barcelona drew strong tributes from the football world.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said the midfielder should have won the Ballon d’Or in 2010 for clinching the World Cup with Spain, when he was beaten to it by Lionel Messi.

“I think he really deserved to win the Ballon d’Or when he won his World Cup, he had an exceptional year and he finished the World Cup by winning it, by scoring (the winning goal in the final), so obviously that year he would have deserved it,” Zidane said at the end of April.

It was the period when Iniesta was arguably at his best, as Barcelona won three consecutive league titles under Pep Guardiola, as well as the Champions League twice.

He is still going to play for Spain in this summer’s World Cup before likely ending his international career.

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Sylvia Fowles has 23 points, 20 rebounds in Lynx’s win http://expressdigest.com/sylvia-fowles-has-23-points-20-rebounds-in-lynxs-win/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:30:44 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/sylvia-fowles-has-23-points-20-rebounds-in-lynxs-win/

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Sylvia Fowles had 23 points and 20 rebounds for Minnesota’s first 20-20 game and the Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 76-68 on Wednesday night.

Minnesota closed the first half with a 13-0 run for a 46-21 lead. Fowles had 16 points, 12 rebounds and three steals in the half.

Maya Moore added 12 points, and Seimone Augustus chipped in 11 for Minnesota (1-1). Rebekkah Brunson and Fowles combined for 33 rebounds – equaling Dallas’ total.

Elizabeth Cambage had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Dallas (1-2). Skylar Diggins-Smith was just 4-of-15 shooting for 12 points, and Kayla Thornton had 11 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

DREAM 81, SKY 63

CHICAGO (AP) – Tiffany Hayes scored 22 points to help Atlanta beat Chicago.

Brittney Sykes scored 13 points, Elizabeth Williams and had 11 for the Dream (1-1).

Allie Quigley had 13 points for the Sky (2-1).

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Milwaukee Bucks say arrest of Sterling Brown is ‘shameful and inexcusable’ after bodycam released http://expressdigest.com/milwaukee-bucks-say-arrest-of-sterling-brown-is-shameful-and-inexcusable-after-bodycam-released/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:30:40 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/milwaukee-bucks-say-arrest-of-sterling-brown-is-shameful-and-inexcusable-after-bodycam-released/

Bodycam footage of the arrest of a Milwaukee Bucks star in January was released on Wednesday showing the player being tased after committing a parking violation.

Sterling Brown is suing the police department after the video showed him being confronted by an officer outside a Walgreens for parking across two handicap spaces.

The pair argued, and when the officer called for backup, multiple cars arrived, flooding the carpark in red and blue lights.

The officer said he had asked Brown to step back from his vehicle and he had refused, and then claimed the athlete ‘became very aggressive’. 

Bodycam footage of Milwaukee Bucks star Sterling Brown (pictured) being arrested in January shows the star guard being pulled to the ground, tasered and arrested over a parking violation

The initial officer - who was wearing the body cam - said at the time Brown was being 'very aggressive' and 'resisting arrest'

The initial officer – who was wearing the body cam – said at the time Brown was being ‘very aggressive’ and ‘resisting arrest’

Soon after more police arrived, Brown was surrounded by four police officers, who brought him to the ground when he took too long to remove his hands from his pockets. 

As he hits the ground, one officer yells ‘taser taser taser’, and a slapping noise is heard before Brown groans in pain. 

Soon after, the initial officer and Brown recommence their argument.  

‘I wanted to talk to you about [the improperly parked car],’ the officer said. ‘I asked you to move back.’

‘That’s fine, you could have talked. You didn’t have to touch. You initiated touch,’ Brown responded.

Brown has retained a civil rights lawyer and is suing the police department over his arrest 

Brown has retained a civil rights lawyer and is suing the police department over his arrest 

He is handcuffed and looks rattled by his ordeal as police prepare to take him to the hospital. 

Brown, then 22 and now 23, was arrested on January 26. 

He was cited for a parking violation but not charged following his arrest, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The officers involved are currently under internal investigation, and Milwaukee police says they have been disciplined, though it is not clear how.

After hiring a civil rights attorney, Brown plans on filing a lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department.

The Bucks have issued a statement confirming they will support Brown throughout the process and urging police to be more accountable. 

‘The abuse and intimidation that Sterling experienced at the hands of Milwaukee Police was shameful and inexcusable,’ the statement read. 

‘Sterling has our full support as he shares his story and takes action to provide accountability.

‘Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated case. It shouldn’t require an incident involving a professional athlete to draw attention to the fact that vulnerable people in our communities have experienced similar, and even worse, treatment.

‘We are grateful for the service of many good police officers that courageously protect us, our fans and our city, but racial biases and abuses of power must not be ignored.’

The Bucks labelled the MPD's treatment of Brown as 'shameful and inexcusable', and said they would support the player in his court case

'It shouldn't require an incident involving a professional athlete to draw attention to the fact that vulnerable people in our communities have experienced similar, and even worse, treatment,' the Bucks statement read.

The Bucks labelled the MPD’s treatment of Brown as ‘shameful and inexcusable’, and said they would support the player in his court case

Brown also issued a statement raging against the police, noting ‘situations like mine and worse happen every day in the black community’.

‘Black men shouldn’t have to have their guard up and instantly be on the defensive when seeing a police officer, but it’s our reality and a real problem,’ he wrote.

‘There must be mutual respect and both sides have to figure out how to accomplish this.’ 

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales, who took over the department in February, said he was ‘sorry this incident escalated to this level’ 

‘When I took office, I vowed to rebuild trust between the Milwaukee Police Department and the community. We are doing that,’ he told reporters. 

New Police Chief Alfonzo Morales (pictured), who did not step in to the role until after Brown's arrest, said he was 'sorry this incident escalated to this level'

New Police Chief Alfonzo Morales (pictured), who did not step in to the role until after Brown’s arrest, said he was ‘sorry this incident escalated to this level’

‘I promised that when the Department is involved in events of this nature, we will be honest about them. We are. 

‘The men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department are dedicated to protecting and serving the citizens of Milwaukee. We have hundreds of interactions with citizens each day, and those contacts end positively.

‘Therefore, we ask residents to work with us in our shared vision of making Milwaukee a safe place to live, work and raise a family.’

STERLING BROWN’S FULL STATEMENT ON HIS ARREST

‘My experience in January with the Milwaukee Police Department was wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody. What should have been a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of physical force, including being handcuffed and tased, and then unlawfully booked. This experience with the Milwaukee Police Department has forced me to stand up and tell my story so that I can help prevent these injustices from happening in the future.

‘Situations like mine and worse happen every day in the black community. Being a voice and a face for people who won’t be heard and don’t have the same platform as I have is a responsibility I take seriously. I am speaking for Dontre Hamilton of Milwaukee, Laquan McDonald of Chicago, Stephon Clark of Sacramento, Eric Garner of New York, and the list goes on. These people aren’t able to speak anymore because of unjust actions by those who are supposed to “serve and protect” the people.

‘The common denominator in all of these situations has been racism towards the minority community, the abuse of power, and the lack of accountability for officers involved. The lack of repercussions for the police officers involved in so many of these cases is offensive. This is a slap in the face to the victims’ families and communities.

Pictured: Sterling Brown

Pictured: Sterling Brown

‘Black men shouldn’t have to have their guard up and instantly be on the defensive when seeing a police officer, but it’s our reality and a real problem. There must be mutual respect and both sides have to figure out how to accomplish this.

‘There are no easy solutions to this problem, but there are strides that can be made to create change. I will do my part in helping to prevent similar incidents from happening to the minority community in the future.

‘This is bigger than me. My family, friends, legal team, Priority Sports, Milwaukee Bucks, the black community and the communities of all who stand against injustice plan to continue the fight. Peaceful support to ensure no further damage to our community is the only way to respond. I know many of you will share my anger and frustration, but for our community to progress and grow, we need to build on what we already have and not destroy it. I will take legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department to continue forcing change in our community.’

 



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Schoolboy fighting for life in hospital after horror excursion http://expressdigest.com/schoolboy-fighting-for-life-in-hospital-after-horror-excursion/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:27:07 +0000 https://expressdigest.com/schoolboy-fighting-for-life-in-hospital-after-horror-excursion/

Parents were notified via text message after an accident at a school camp left a boy airlifted to hospital with neck and head injuries. 

John Scott’s son attended the Marist College Ashgrove camp at Adventure Alternatives with a 14-year-old boy who suffered from head and neck injuries during a high ropes activity.

Mr Scott, who said his son is a good friend of the injured boy, said to the ABC: ‘I was in the bank and I got a text saying: “there’s been an accident — camp’s been abandoned, pick up your son this afternoon”.’ 

The boy, believed by the media to be Connor Petterson (pictured), was airlifted Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital by the Rescue 500 at midday May 23

The ABC radio presenter said his son was doing another climbing activity and was well away from the accident when it happened.

He said that besides the text he had no received any other information from the school.  

Mr Scott said: ‘It’s a very sad thing but the school has done the best they can by the kids — that’s my observation.

‘They told them exactly what had happened and that the boy was getting the best care he could be.’ 

The boy, believed by the media to be Connor Petterson, was airlifted Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital by the Rescue 500 at midday May 23.

The Marist College Ashgrove student was found to have critical head and neck injuries by paramedics

The Marist College Ashgrove student was found to have critical head and neck injuries by paramedics

The four-day camp was underway at Adventure Alternatives in Woodford in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterlands. 

Adventure Alternatives said in a statement to Daily Mail Australia: ‘This was an unforeseen incident. It had nothing to do with the misuse or failure of any safety equipment, instructional or participant error. This incident also had nothing to do with our continued level of safety, our professionalism or the safety of any of the activities we run and will continue to run in the future.’

The education centre said that they were ‘devastated’ by what had happened and that it was ‘imperative in this matter that we are aware and acknowledge that there are humans involved in this incident, humans with feelings, emotions and who have had to deal with a difficult and challenging situation’.

In a statement posted to Facebook spokesperson for the school Stephen Porter said: 'We regret to inform you that there has been an accident on the Year 9 camp where a student was injured

In a statement posted to Facebook spokesperson for the school Stephen Porter said: ‘We regret to inform you that there has been an accident on the Year 9 camp where a student was injured

In a statement posted to Facebook spokesperson for the school Stephen Porter said: ‘We regret to inform you that there has been an accident on the Year 9 camp where a student was injured.

‘The parents of the injured boy have been informed and are in attendance at the hospital.

‘As of a result of the accident we have made the decision to cancel the remainder of the Year 9 camp and the boys will return to the College this afternoon.’

Mr Porter said that details of what happened are still coming to light and asked to keep the family ‘in your prayers at this time’.

Workplace health and safety staff are investigating what happened, according to the ABC. 

Mr Porter said that details of what happened are still coming to light and asked to keep the family 'in your prayers at this time' (Pictured: Marist College Ashgrove, stock image)

Mr Porter said that details of what happened are still coming to light and asked to keep the family ‘in your prayers at this time’ (Pictured: Marist College Ashgrove, stock image)

MCA headmaster Peter McLoughlin has spent time with the family in hospital, according to The Brisbane Times. 

Counselling services will be offered to other students about the accident. 

The school revealed today that the boy is still in hospital and ‘is receiving the best of care’.  

Staff at the Adventure Alternative Education Centre have said they have sent their prayers and thanked the public for their support.



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Married At First Sight’s Tracey Jewel and ex-boyfriend Patrick Kedemos share holiday snaps in Cairns http://expressdigest.com/married-at-first-sights-tracey-jewel-and-ex-boyfriend-patrick-kedemos-share-holiday-snaps-in-cairns/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:19:59 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/married-at-first-sights-tracey-jewel-and-ex-boyfriend-patrick-kedemos-share-holiday-snaps-in-cairns/

Tracey Jewel has sparked rumours of a possible reunion with her ex-boyfriend Patrick Kedemos, after they were both spotted in Cairns this week.

Just days after announcing her split from Married At First Sight’s Sean Thomsen, the single mum enjoyed a relaxing getaway in Queensland this week, where Perth businessman Patrick is also spending time.

The former lovers both attended Tony Robbins’ Date With Destiny seminar at Cairns Convention Centre on Wednesday and shared various photos on Instagram. 

Moving on already? Tracey Jewel (L) has sparked rumours of a possible reunion with her ex-boyfriend Patrick Kedemos (R), after they were both spotted in Cairns this week. The pair are pictured here in Perth on November 4, 2016

One image showed a beaming Tracey posing outdoors and it was accompanied by a sentimental quote about love.

‘I’ve learnt not to be afraid to keep opening my heart and putting myself out there even though it hurts like f*#* sometimes.. life is love!’ she captioned.

She added the hashtags: ‘#lifeislove #gratitude #cairns #datewithdestiny #tonyrobbins.’ 

Same place? Tracey shared this selfie to Instagram on Wednesday and her ex Patrick shared a similar snap the same day

Same place? Tracey shared this selfie to Instagram on Wednesday and her ex Patrick shared a similar snap the same day

Looks similar:  Perth businessman Patrick, 45, shared a similar snap of picturesque views, including palm trees and a grey sky, which are also seen in Tracey's photo

Looks similar:  Perth businessman Patrick, 45, shared a similar snap of picturesque views, including palm trees and a grey sky, which are also seen in Tracey’s photo

Accomplished: Patrick is a businessman and a former diplomat

Accomplished: Patrick is a businessman and a former diplomat

Perth businessman Patrick, 45, shared a similar snap of picturesque views, including palm trees and a grey sky, which are also seen in Tracey’s photo.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Tracey and Patrick for comment. 

The exes began dating in 2016 but reportedly split in late June, 2017 ahead of Tracey’s appearance on MAFS.  

Did they attend together? Tracey (L) and Patrick both shared photos from Tony Robbins' Date With Destiny seminar at Cairns Convention Centre on Wednesday

Did they attend together? Tracey (L) and Patrick both shared photos from Tony Robbins’ Date With Destiny seminar at Cairns Convention Centre on Wednesday

Former honorary consul for France in WA, Patrick previously told News Corp that he met with Tracey on several occasions after their split.

He claims they saw each other between October and December 2017, while she was filming MAFS with her TV ‘husband’ Dean Wells, 40. 

The self-proclaimed relationship expert previously denied Patrick’s claims.

Dumped: It comes one week after Tracey announced her split from FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) worker Sean Thomsen (pictured), after just five months of dating

Dumped: It comes one week after Tracey announced her split from FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) worker Sean Thomsen (pictured), after just five months of dating

Over: She told Woman's Day that Sean's FIFO work schedule meant that she had 'no stability' and said she was relieved they never went ahead with their plans to move in together in Melbourne

Over: She told Woman’s Day that Sean’s FIFO work schedule meant that she had ‘no stability’ and said she was relieved they never went ahead with their plans to move in together in Melbourne

She told PerthNow their split took an emotional toll.

‘Break-ups never end well, and in break-ups you’ve always got my version of a break-up, their version of a break-up and the truth is somewhere in the middle,’ she said.

‘I have had some public relationships that haven’t gone to plan and the reasons why those break-ups have happened, I’ve chosen not to print those stories or comment on that, because that’s private.

She added: ‘I’d hoped that they’d have the same respect for me.’

Awkward! Following their split, leaked text messages revealed Tracey begged to get back together with Dean Wells (R) while she was still with Sean

Awkward! Following their split, leaked text messages revealed Tracey begged to get back together with Dean Wells (R) while she was still with Sean

Cringe! Dean let the single mum down gently

Cringe! Dean let the single mum down gently

'Yep I'm drunk': Tracey admitted she was under the influence when she sent the texts

‘Yep I’m drunk’: Tracey admitted she was under the influence when she sent the texts

Showing Dean what he's missing: Tracey sent this bra-clad selfie to Dean after they split

Showing Dean what he’s missing: Tracey sent this bra-clad selfie to Dean after they split

It comes one week after Tracey announced her split from FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) worker Sean, after just five months of dating.

She told Woman’s Day that Sean’s FIFO work schedule meant that she had ‘no stability’ and said she was relieved they never went ahead with their plans to move in together in Melbourne.

Following their split, leaked text messages revealed Tracey begged to get back together with Dean Wells while she was still with Sean.

Love triangle: Tracey is said to have pursued Dean after dumping Sean 

Love triangle: Tracey is said to have pursued Dean after dumping Sean 

A screenshot of the conversation shows her telling Dean: ‘Can I text you something you promise never to show anyone cause I’m drunk… You’ve really got under my skin the past few days.’

Brushing off Tracey’s candid confession, Dean responds: ‘Awww oh well. Too bad you broke up with me at the final vows.’

Tracey then writes back: ‘Is it too late? I’m only going to ask once.’

But Tracey’s plea for a second chance is shut down by Dean, who replies: ‘(You) know that boat has sailed babe. I wanna be friends and I care about u a lot but that boat has sailed babe’.

‘Yep I’m drunk,’ Tracey then responds. ‘Please keep this between us, promise?’ 

Tracey is currently gearing up to embark on a book tour across Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the launch of her third book This Goddess Means Business.

All eyes on her! Tracey is currently gearing up to embark on a book tour across Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the launch of her third book This Goddess Means Business

All eyes on her! Tracey is currently gearing up to embark on a book tour across Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the launch of her third book This Goddess Means Business



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Edwina Bartholomew shocks her Sunrise co-stars as she debuts her new short locks http://expressdigest.com/edwina-bartholomew-shocks-her-sunrise-co-stars-as-she-debuts-her-new-short-locks/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:19:02 +0000 https://expressdigest.com/edwina-bartholomew-shocks-her-sunrise-co-stars-as-she-debuts-her-new-short-locks/

Edwina Bartholomew has debuted her new hair on Sunrise this week. 

The 34-year-old presenter shocked her co-stars Samantha Armytage and David ‘Kochie’ Koch with her new look, having chopped her longs locks in favour of a long bob.

After revealing her stunning new haircut and getting complimented by her colleagues, Edwina joked to The Daily Telegraph: ‘I wish I’d kept the clippings to sell on eBay if I knew my hair would be such a big deal.’

 

'I didn't know my hair would be such a big deal!' Edwina Bartholomew shocks her Sunrise co-stars Samantha Armytage and David 'Kochie' Koch as she debuts her new short locks (pictured L, before and R, this week)

‘I didn’t know my hair would be such a big deal!’ Edwina Bartholomew shocks her Sunrise co-stars Samantha Armytage and David ‘Kochie’ Koch as she debuts her new short locks (pictured L, before and R, this week)

Fresh: She chopped her longs locks in favour of a long bob

Fresh: She chopped her longs locks in favour of a long bob

She added: ‘Seriously though, it is lovely to receive a compliment because it certainly could have been a lot worse.’

On Sunrise on Thursday, Edwina showcased her new hair, with Samantha saying she looks like Reese Witherspoon. 

‘It is a bit Reese Witherspoonesque,’ Samantha said. 

They're fans! On Sunrise on Thursday, Edwina showcased her new hair, with Samantha saying she looks like Reese Witherspoon

They’re fans! On Sunrise on Thursday, Edwina showcased her new hair, with Samantha saying she looks like Reese Witherspoon

The old hair: The blonde is pictured with her longer locks

The old hair: The blonde is pictured with her longer locks

Kochie said Edwina was channeling Demi Moore, but when he heard she was once bald, he said Edwina looked like Charlize Theron, The Daily Telegraph reports. 

Edwina has just jetted back to Australia, after having been in the UK covering the Royal wedding, after having tied the knot herself with husband Neil Varcoe just last month.  

‘One month ago today. Let’s do it all again @neilwrites. Love is in the air xxxx #royalwedding,’ she wrote alongside a snap on Instagram of her and Neil four days ago, at their wedding. 

On duty! Edwina has just jetted back to Australia, after having been in the UK covering the Royal wedding

On duty! Edwina has just jetted back to Australia, after having been in the UK covering the Royal wedding

Newlyweds: She tied the knot herself with husband Neil Varcoe just last month

Newlyweds: She tied the knot herself with husband Neil Varcoe just last month

Edwina was said to have missed Neil after she was promptly whisked away on assignment to the UK just weeks after her nuptials in rural NSW.

Meanwhile, Woman’s Day reported that the bubbly blonde was allegedly left feeling like the ‘spare wheel’ in the UK, because co-host Samantha spent time with newsreader Natalie Barr for most of the trip.  

‘It doesn’t help that Sam keeps having little digs at Eddy on air, and she’s really missing her husband – don’t forget they only got married a few weeks ago, and she really just wants to be home enjoying being a newlywed,’ a source told the magazine.  

Edwina married Neil last month at the couple’s picturesque rural property in the Capertee Valley, which sits between Lithgow and Mudgee, located north-west of Sydney.

Her Sunrise colleagues Samantha and Natalie were in attendance, along with The Morning Show’s Larry Emdur. 

 



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Trevor Noah had a cameo in Black Panther as the voice of A.I. system Griot http://expressdigest.com/trevor-noah-had-a-cameo-in-black-panther-as-the-voice-of-a-i-system-griot/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:16:46 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/trevor-noah-had-a-cameo-in-black-panther-as-the-voice-of-a-i-system-griot/

You knew Vin Diesel was Groot, but did you know Trevor Noah is Griot?

The Daily Show host, 34, had a secret cameo appearance in Black Panther providing the voice of the A.I. system that directs Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) in a Wakandan battle scene as he commandeers a virtual plane.

Reps for the talk show host told The Wrap that Noah did provide his voice in the scene, as his name was listed in the credits which was caught by a Reddit user. 

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Surprise! Trevor Noah had an under-the-radar cameo in Black Panther, his reps told The Wrap 

The Johannesburg, South Africa native’s character’s name, Groit, is defined as storyteller in West African dialect.

On his show this past February, Noah said the Disney-Marvel motion picture was ‘extra special’ to him with its use of South Africa’s Xhosa language.

‘There were subtitles, and I was like, “I don’t need your subtitles! I don’t need your subtitles!”‘ Noah said on The Daily Show. ‘This is just for me right now! Nobody else listen! This reminds me of my mom.’

He called the movie ‘an amazing Marvel film’ and made clear that it was one for all audiences to enjoy.

Blink and you miss it: Noah's cameo was listed in the credits of the smash motion picture 

Blink and you miss it: Noah’s cameo was listed in the credits of the smash motion picture 

Huge fan: Noah said that the Marvel motion picture is entertaining for all audiences 

Huge fan: Noah said that the Marvel motion picture is entertaining for all audiences 

Glitzy: The Daily Show host was snapped at the Met Gala earlier this month in NYC 

Glitzy: The Daily Show host was snapped at the Met Gala earlier this month in NYC 

‘I guess some people got too hyped up the wrong way about it and they were like, “So is it a black film?” No it’s a film. The same way Wonder Woman was a dope movie and if you were a woman, it was extra special.

‘And if you’re black you’re just like, “Yeah, this is an amazing movie.”‘

The comic-based film stars an ensemble cast of Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya and Michael B. Jordan.

It has been one of the biggest smash hits at the box office this year, taking in $1.34 billion internationally, second to only its fellow Marvel Universe offering Avengers: Infinity War, which featured Boseman, Kasumba, and Gurira reprising their roles.

It’s at the ninth spot in the top 10 of all-time grossing films, having surpassed mega-hits like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Frozen. 



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Families of Sandy Hook victims sue Infowars’ Alex Jones http://expressdigest.com/families-of-sandy-hook-victims-sue-infowars-alex-jones/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:10:55 +0000 https://expressdigest.com/families-of-sandy-hook-victims-sue-infowars-alex-jones/

Six more families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sued right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for alleged defamation Wednesday for claiming the shooting was a hoax and the relatives are paid actors.

An FBI agent who responded to the shooting joined the families as a plaintiff in the lawsuit filed in Bridgeport Superior Court in Connecticut. 

The families of two other victims filed similar defamation lawsuits against Jones last month in Travis County, Texas, where his media company, Infowars, is based.

A gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators at the Newtown, Connecticut, school on Dec. 14, 2012. 

The families say Jones’ comments have tormented them and subjected them to harassment and death threats by his followers.

Six more families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sued right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (above) for alleged defamation Wednesday for claiming the shooting was a hoax and the relatives are paid actors

‘He knew his claims were false but he made them anyway to further a simple but pathetic goal: to make money by tearing away at the families’ pain,’ said Josh Koskoff, a lawyer for the families. 

‘This lawsuit seeks to hold Alex Jones and his financial network accountable for those disgraceful actions.’

Jones did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment Wednesday.

The lawsuit seeks monetary and punitive damages, attorney fees and other costs. It does not say exactly how much money the families are seeking.

After the first two lawsuits were filed last month, Jones responded in a YouTube video, saying that the families are being used by the Democratic Party and the news media and that he believes Sandy Hook ‘really happened.’ 

He also invited parents who lost their children to his show to have a ‘real discussion’ about guns, and said believes the lawsuits will be thrown out.

The plaintiffs include the parents of four children killed at the school – Daniel Barden, Dylan Hockley, Ben Wheeler and Avielle Richman. 

Dawn Hochsprung

Victoria Soto

Relatives of two slain educators – school Principal Dawn Hochsprung (left) and first-grade teacher Victoria Soto (right) – are named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit

Also suing are relatives of two slain educators – school Principal Dawn Hochsprung and first-grade teacher Victoria Soto. 

FBI agent William Aldenberg, one of the first responders to the scene, also is a plaintiff.

Also named as defendants is Wolfgang Halbig, who the families say is a frequent guest on Jones’ show who also questions whether the school shooting actually happened.

Halbig, 71, a former police officer who lives in Sorrento, Florida, said Wednesday that he does believe people died in the shooting, but authorities have refused to answer his questions. 

Daniel Barden

Dylan Hockley

Among the plaintiffs suing Jones are the relatives of two of the fatalities – Daniel Barden (left) and Dylan Hockley (right)

Ben Wheeler

Avielle Richman

Ben Wheeler (left) and Avielle Richman (right) were also gunned down in the Sandy Hook massacre in December 2012. Their relatives are also suing Jones

He said police won’t give him a copy of radio transmissions from a state police helicopter that responded to the shooting, won’t say why paramedics and emergency medical technicians weren’t allowed in the school and won’t say who pronounced the deaths of all the children.

In separate lawsuits filed last month in Texas, the parents of slain children Jesse Lewis and Noah Pozner sued Jones seeking more than $1million in damages for alleged defamation.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday cites actions by Jones’ followers.

It mentions Edgar Maddison, a North Carolina man sentenced to prison for shooting up a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant in 2016, believing a conspiracy theory that prominent Democrats were harboring child sex slaves there. 

The lawsuit says Maddison had watched an Infowars video about the ‘pizzagate’ conspiracy theory.

The lawsuit also cites the case of a Florida woman, Lucy Richards, who believed the shooting was a hoax and was sentenced to prison last year for threatening the father of one of the slain children.



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Australian pop princess shares sweet throwback snap http://expressdigest.com/australian-pop-princess-shares-sweet-throwback-snap/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:09:42 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/australian-pop-princess-shares-sweet-throwback-snap/

She’s the pint-sized pop princess who began her career as a teenage actress on  Neighbours before achieving global fame as a singer.

And the 49-year-old songstress reflected on her idyllic childhood on Thursday, sharing a sweet throwback photo to Instagram.

She sent fans wild with the sepia-toned snap, which showed her smiling for the camera while displaying her trademark blonde curls.

So can you guess who it is? 

Guess who! Former soap star turned singer shares a sweet throwback snap from her cherubic youth… so can YOU recognise the A-lister?

The young girl in the photo is none other than Kylie Minogue.

The Spinning Around star captioned the photo: ‘Hey lovers, as my birthday is coming up, I thought it’d be a good time to look back through the decades.

‘So first up, tiny Kylie! This photo was taken at home in Melbourne, Australia in our front room by my Uncle Noel.’

She added: ‘I didn’t know I would end up spending so much time in front of the camera! So stay tuned as we lead up to May 28th!’

Revealed! The adorable star in question is none other than Australia's pop princess Kylie Minogue, who shared the shot as a tribute to her upcoming 50th birthday

Revealed! The adorable star in question is none other than Australia’s pop princess Kylie Minogue, who shared the shot as a tribute to her upcoming 50th birthday

Ahead of turning 50 later this month, Kylie has revealed she is planning to celebrate the milestone birthday in a big way.

Speaking in the The Sun-Herald, the musician said she was planning ‘a bit of an extravaganza’ in her adopted home city of London . 

‘It’s really unlike me,’ she said. ‘I sort of shy away from that kind of thing, aside from if it’s for work.’

Sweet: Kylie wrote in the caption: 'This photo was taken at home in Melbourne, Australia in our front room by my Uncle Noel' (pictured in her Spinning Around video in 2000)

Sweet: Kylie wrote in the caption: ‘This photo was taken at home in Melbourne, Australia in our front room by my Uncle Noel’ (pictured in her Spinning Around video in 2000)

The Locomotion singer, who initially rose to fame Down Under on Young Talent Time in the 1980s, added the birthday bash would have some limits. 

‘For parties, I usually keep them very small… but I’m also not doing an Elton John, when he arrived as Louis XVI in the back of truck [for his party in 1997],’ she laughed. 

Kylie, referencing the Candle In The Wind singer and his long-time husband David Furnish dressed as French royalty, while exiting out of a back of a truck at nightspot Le Palais.   

It'll be extravagant! The singer, who shot to fame in the 1980s, said she's planning a memorable party but nothing like Elton John's unforgettable 50th birthday in 1997 

It’ll be extravagant! The singer, who shot to fame in the 1980s, said she’s planning a memorable party but nothing like Elton John’s unforgettable 50th birthday in 1997 

IThe singer, who also starred as Charlene on long-running soap Neighbours in the 1990s, added she would wear a simple designer dress for the party. 

In the interview, Kylie sadly revealed her family won’t be able to attend the party, but that she would do something separate with each family member in her own time. 

Her renewed sense of confidence comes after her split from fiancé Joshua Sasse – which she recently revealed led to a ‘slow, steady breakdown.’

Kylie and Joshua became engaged in February 2016 but called it quits the following year, amid claims he had grown close to another woman. 

Tough times! The milestone birthday is after the  iconic singer's break-up with Joshua Sasse 

Tough times! The milestone birthday is after the  iconic singer’s break-up with Joshua Sasse 

 

 

 



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Shocking moment fisherman pulls plastic bags from baby tiger shark’s stomach off NSW http://expressdigest.com/shocking-moment-fisherman-pulls-plastic-bags-from-baby-tiger-sharks-stomach-off-nsw/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:09:10 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/shocking-moment-fisherman-pulls-plastic-bags-from-baby-tiger-sharks-stomach-off-nsw/

A fisherman has been captured pulling plastic bags from the stomach of a tiger shark in a shocking video posted on social media to warn against pollution in our waterways.

The video was uploaded by commercial fisherman Jason ‘Trapman’ Moyce who was fishing in waters off the Far South Coast of NSW. 

The video shows him pulling four shopping bags out of the stomach of the tiger shark that he said looked bloated and sick and became tangled in his ropes.

Video has been posted to social media of the shocking moment a fisherman pulls four plastic shopping bags from the stomach of a tiger shark he caught

The video, was posted to social media by commercial fisherman Jason 'Trapman' Moyce, who was fishing in waters off the Far South Coast of NSW

The video, was posted to social media by commercial fisherman Jason ‘Trapman’ Moyce, who was fishing in waters off the Far South Coast of NSW

‘Animals are choking on our waste,’ Mr Moyce wrote in the caption to the footage.

The 45-year-old said he wanted to ‘get the word out’ about ‘what we are doing to our oceans’ by sharing the video.

Viewers were horrified at the footage with one saying we need to, ‘Ban single use plastic bags quick’.

‘What a reality check, thanks for sharing,’ another commenter wrote.

Independent marine biologist Dr Murray MacDonald said the shark most probably mistook the plastic bags as food. 

‘Many sharks are scavengers, but in this particular case the bags were probably floating full of water and it thought they were squid,’  he told the Bega District News.

‘The evidence is starting to mount that we just cannot throw away plastic as we have been,’ Dr MacDonald said.

In 2016, it was estimated that Australians used 5 billion plastic bags annually.

New South Wales is currently trailing behind other areas of the country in banning single use plastic bags with all the other states and territories either banning them already or having bans pending.

In July 2017, Coles and Woolworths announced they would be voluntarily removing single use plastic bags from their stores and offering reusable bags from July 2018 instead.

The video shows Mr Moyce pulling the bags out of the stomach of the tiger shark that he said looked bloated and sick and became tangled in his ropes

The video shows Mr Moyce pulling the bags out of the stomach of the tiger shark that he said looked bloated and sick and became tangled in his ropes



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Marlins score twice in 9th, rally past Mets http://expressdigest.com/marlins-score-twice-in-9th-rally-past-mets/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:09:01 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/marlins-score-twice-in-9th-rally-past-mets/

J.T. Realmuto and Starlin Castro delivered RBI singles in the ninth inning Wednesday night as the visiting Miami Marlins came back against the New York Mets and closer Jeurys Familia to earn a 2-1 win at Citi Field.

The Marlins took two of three from the Mets, who have lost 20 of 33 since an 11-1 start.

The Marlins didn’t get a runner beyond second base in the first eight innings against Jacob deGrom and Seth Lugo. But pinch hitter Martin Prado laced a one-out single against Familia (2-2) and pinch runner Yadiel Rivera advanced to third on Derek Dietrich’s double.

Rivera scored on Realmuto’s single, though Dietrich was thrown out at the plate. After an intentional walk to Justin Bour, Castro singled to left to score Realmuto.

The rally made a winner out of Adam Conley (1-0), who allowed one hit in the eighth. Brad Ziegler earned his ninth save with a one-hit ninth.

Dan Straily was in line for a hard-luck loss before the Marlins’ comeback. Straily allowed one run — on Brandon Nimmo’s fifth-inning home run — and four hits while walking three and striking out five over six innings.

Realmuto and Brian Anderson had two hits apiece for the Marlins.

DeGrom allowed four hits and two walks while plunking two batters and striking out eight over seven innings. He has allowed just one run over 33 1/3 innings in his last six starts dating back to April 21, a stretch interrupted by a brief stint on the disabled list due to a hyperextended right elbow suffered while swinging a bat against the Atlanta Braves on May 2.

DeGrom, who was trying to become the first Mets pitcher to start 5-0 since Matt Harvey in 2015, leads the NL with a 1.54 ERA.

Nimmo, who has cemented himself as the Mets’ leadoff hitter, reached base three times via a third-inning walk, his home run and an eighth-inning single. He was the only New York player to get beyond second base. Adrian Gonzalez also had two hits and a walk.

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Goldman Sachs made $200million in a single day as market volatility jumped http://expressdigest.com/goldman-sachs-made-200million-in-a-single-day-as-market-volatility-jumped/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:03:27 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/goldman-sachs-made-200million-in-a-single-day-as-market-volatility-jumped/

Investment giant Goldman Sachs turned a $200million profit on a single day this past February thanks to a sharp decrease in the market, it has been reported.

The Wall Street firm was able to capitalize on the sharp climb recorded by the Cboe Volatility Index, which is better known as the ‘fear index.’

The fear index or ‘fear gauge’ represents the stock market’s expectation of future volatility.

Goldman shrewdly put itself in a position to make money if and when the index rose sharpy – which it did on February 5, according to CNBC.

On that day, the index rose 116 per cent, the largest one-day move ever.

That same day saw the S&P 500 take a precipitous 4.1 per cent dip while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 1,100 points.

Investment giant Goldman Sachs turned a $200million profit on a single day this past February thanks to a sharp increase in market volatility, it has been reported. Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein is seen above in Davos, Switzerland in January 2018

The Wall Street firm was able to capitalize on the sharp climb recorded by the Cboe Volatility Index, which is better known as the ‘fear index,' which surged by 116 per cent on February 5

The Wall Street firm was able to capitalize on the sharp climb recorded by the Cboe Volatility Index, which is better known as the ‘fear index,’ which surged by 116 per cent on February 5

Market analysts said that the large drop from February 5 – the largest one-day dip in history – was part of a ‘correction’ after months of a bull run.

The high volatility of the market stood in sharp contrast to recent years of relative tranquility and stability.

The $200million sum is also approximately what the derivatives unit of Goldman Sachs generates in a year.

U.S. stocks ended with small gains on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting suggested higher inflation may not result in faster interest rate hikes.

Most Fed policymakers thought it likely another rate increase would be warranted ‘soon’ if the U.S. economic outlook remains intact, and many participants saw little evidence of general overheating of the labor market, minutes of the central bank’s last policy meeting showed.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 52.4 points, or 0.21 per cent, to 24,886.81, the S&P 500 gained 8.85 points, or 0.32 per cent, to 2,733.29 and the Nasdaq Composite added 47.50 points, or 0.64 per cent, to 7,425.96.  



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Ivanka Trump ditches her thigh-high skirt for jeans as she spends her evening with her sons http://expressdigest.com/ivanka-trump-ditches-her-thigh-high-skirt-for-jeans-as-she-spends-her-evening-with-her-sons/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:02:42 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/ivanka-trump-ditches-her-thigh-high-skirt-for-jeans-as-she-spends-her-evening-with-her-sons/

Ivanka Trump ditched her thigh-high skirt for a more casual look as she spent the evening with her two sons. 

The first daughter was spotted with the two youngsters, Joseph and Theodore, as they arrived to her Washington, DC, home Wednesday evening shortly before 7pm. 

Ivanka was seen carrying two-year-old Theodore as four-year-old Joseph walked in front of her. 

She sported a pair of blue jeans, a white blouse and black shoes, an outfit quite different from her early morning attire. 

  

Ivanka was seen carrying two-year-old Theodore as four-year-old Joseph walked in front of her

Ivanka Trump ditched her thigh-high skirt for a more casual look as she spent the evening with her two sons

The first daughter was spotted with the two youngsters, Joseph and Theodore, as they arrived to her Washington, DC, home Wednesday evening shortly before 7pm

The first daughter was spotted with the two youngsters, Joseph and Theodore, as they arrived to her Washington, DC, home Wednesday evening shortly before 7pm

She sported a pair of blue jeans, a white blouse and black shoes, an outfit quite different from her early morning attire

She sported a pair of blue jeans, a white blouse and black shoes, an outfit quite different from her early morning attire

Ivanka showed off her legs in a midi skirt with a thigh-high slit as she left her Kalorama home Wednesday morning around 9am.

The first daughter sported the all-black outfit as she held a pile of newspapers and her laptop in her hand. 

Ivanka, 36, wore a casual crew neck T-shirt tucked into the budget-friendly $49.90 Zara wrap skirt, which featured white stitching and a large button at the waist as she made her way to work.

In addition to the stitching and button detail, the skirt has a large front slit that bared Ivanka’s legs as she made her way to the SUV parked outside of her home.

The senior adviser topped off her outfit with a pair of black slingback heels and black frame sunglasses.

She wore minimal jewelry aside from stud earrings and a red string bracelet on her left wrist.

On the go: Ivanka Trump, 36, bared her legs in a Zara wrap skirt with a high slit as she stepped out of her DC home on Wednesday morning around 9am

On the go: Ivanka Trump, 36, bared her legs in a Zara wrap skirt with a high slit as she stepped out of her DC home on Wednesday morning around 9am

New York chic: The first daughter wore an all-black outfit as she made her way to work

New York chic: The first daughter wore an all-black outfit as she made her way to work

New York chic: The first daughter wore an all-black outfit as she made her way to work 

Though she hasn’t spoken about the purpose of the string, it does bear a resemblance to the type of red string that Kabbalah practitioners wear to ward off the ‘evil eye’.

It looked like Ivanka let her hair dry naturally — something she was a fan of doing before she became first daughter.

When she was working in New York City before her father was elected president, the businesswoman had a penchant for heading into her Trump Tower office with her hair wet. 

‘I don’t own a blowdryer — I don’t know how to use it,’ she told Harper’s Bazaar in 2015. ‘Most mornings, I walk to work with my hair wet.’

Now the mother-of-three has a team of stylists to get her ready when she pleases, but she still chooses her own looks from time to time. 

Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, got a bit of an earlier start on Wednesday. The 37-year-old senior adviser was seen heading to work around 7.15am.

While his wife stepped out of the bottom gate of their home and made her way to the Secret Service SUV parked at the curb, Jared opted to use the front door. 

Leaving: She was seen making her way to the Secret Service SUV parked outside of her home 

Leaving: She was seen making her way to the Secret Service SUV parked outside of her home 

Earlier riser: Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, got a bit of an earlier start on Wednesday

Earlier riser: Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, got a bit of an earlier start on Wednesday

Heading to work: Wearing a navy suit, Jared, 37, was seen leaving the front door of their home around 7:15 a.m.

Heading to work: Wearing a navy suit, Jared, 37, was seen leaving the front door of their home around 7:15 a.m.

Heading to work: Wearing a navy suit, Jared, 37, was seen leaving the front door of their home around 7:15 a.m.

Wearing a navy suit and a dark tie, the father-of-three flashed a smile while walking down the steps of their home. 

Ivanka made a much quicker exit on Friday morning when she headed to work in her Secret Service SUV, leaving straight from her garage to avoid the rain.

The first daughter was seen sitting in the back of the black SUV, looking out the window as she departed a little after 9am. 

She was photographed gazing outside, her long hair down on her shoulders, while she was whisked away to work.

Ivanka was pictured later in the day attending the Prison Reform Summit at the White House. 

She listened as her father, President Donald Trump, addressed the crowd, acknowledging a deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, before resuming his speech.

Ride: Ivanka made a quick exit on Friday morning as she headed to work in her Secret Service SUV, avoiding the rain inside her vehicle

Ride: Ivanka made a quick exit on Friday morning as she headed to work in her Secret Service SUV, avoiding the rain inside her vehicle

Glimpse: The first daughter was seen sitting in the back of the black SUV, looking out the window as she departed a little after 9am

Glimpse: The first daughter was seen sitting in the back of the black SUV, looking out the window as she departed a little after 9am

On Friday morning, Ivanka’s husband and fellow White House adviser, Jared, opted to brave the elements in a rain coat.

Jared was all smiles as he left around 7.30am, walking the short distance between his house in the upscale neighborhood of Kalorama and his own Secret Service car.

He returned to Washington, DC earlier that week after he helped inaugurate the new US embassy in Jerusalem.

Both Ivanka and Jared have come under fire for celebrating the opening while deadly clashes erupted, with Israeli soldiers killing dozens of Palestinians in Gaza.

Jared was photographed on May 18 returning to his home in DC, getting out of an SUV as a Secret Service agent held the door open for him and strolling into his home.

Greeting the day: Meanwhile, Ivanka's husband and fellow White House adviser opted to brave the elements in a rain coat

Greeting the day: Meanwhile, Ivanka’s husband and fellow White House adviser opted to brave the elements in a rain coat

In high spirits: Jared was all smiles as he left around 7.30am, walking the short distance between his house in the upscale neighborhood of Kalorama and his own Secret Service car

In high spirits: Jared was all smiles as he left around 7.30am, walking the short distance between his house in the upscale neighborhood of Kalorama and his own Secret Service car

Mingling: Ivanka was pictured later on Friday attending the Prison Reform Summit at the White House, during which her father gave a speech

Mingling: Ivanka was pictured later on Friday attending the Prison Reform Summit at the White House, during which her father gave a speech

Power couple: Jared and Ivanka sat next to each other near CNN's Van Jones 

Power couple: Jared and Ivanka sat next to each other near CNN’s Van Jones 

Tuning in: Ivanka (pictured next to Jeff Sessions) listened as her father addressed the crowd, acknowledging a deadly school shooting in Texas before resuming his speech

Tuning in: Ivanka (pictured next to Jeff Sessions) listened as her father addressed the crowd, acknowledging a deadly school shooting in Texas before resuming his speech

Snap: Jared was pictured taking a selfie with a guest after the Prison Reform Summit

Snap: Jared was pictured taking a selfie with a guest after the Prison Reform Summit

On Monday May 14, the day of the new embassy’s inauguration, the world witnessed scenes of jarring contrast.

Israeli forces killed nearly 60 Palestinians, most by gunfire, and injured more than 2,700 during protests along the Gaza border, while a few miles away Israel and the US held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new diplomatic post in Jerusalem.

The high toll in Gaza revived international criticism of Israel’s use of lethal force against unarmed protesters, while the opening of the embassy, condemned by Palestinians as blatantly pro-Israel, further dimmed prospects of what President Trump had once touted as plans to negotiate the Middle East ‘deal of the century’.

The Gaza Health Ministry said 58 Palestinians were killed, including 57 by Israeli fire and a baby who died from tear gas inhalation.

More than 2,700 were hurt, 1,360 by gunfire, the ministry said. Of the wounded, 130 were in serious or critical condition.

Israel has defended its actions, saying troops were defending its border. It also accused Hamas militants of trying to carry out attacks under the cover of the protests.

Back: On Tuesday, May 15, Jared was photographed returning to his home in Washington, DC, after he helped inaugurate the new United States embassy in Jerusalem

Back: On Tuesday, May 15, Jared was photographed returning to his home in Washington, DC, after he helped inaugurate the new United States embassy in Jerusalem

Embassy: Both Ivanka and Jared have come under fire for celebrating the opening (pictured) while deadly clashes erupted, with Israeli soldiers killing dozens of Palestinians in Gaza 

Embassy: Both Ivanka and Jared have come under fire for celebrating the opening (pictured) while deadly clashes erupted, with Israeli soldiers killing dozens of Palestinians in Gaza 

Jarring: The festivities in Jerusalem (pictured) were a stark contrast to the bloodshed on the Gaza border where dozens of protesters were killed by Israeli snipers

Jarring: The festivities in Jerusalem (left) were a stark contrast to the bloodshed on the Gaza border where dozens of protesters were killed by Israeli snipers. Pictured, Palestinians carry an injured man during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel

Jarring: The festivities in Jerusalem (left) were a stark contrast to the bloodshed on the Gaza border (right) where dozens of protesters were killed by Israeli snipers

Address: Jared delivered a speech at the inauguration ceremony for the embassy that struck many as callous and cold-hearted. Pictured is a young child overcome by tear gas

Address: Jared delivered a speech at the inauguration ceremony for the embassy that struck many as callous and cold-hearted. Pictured is a young child overcome by tear gas

The Israeli military said its aircraft had struck 11 ‘terror targets’ in a Hamas military compound a day earlier, and that tanks targeted two Hamas posts. 

It said protesters used 10 explosive devices and firebombs against troops and that shots were fired at soldiers positioned along the border.

While in Israel, Ivanka and Jared served as the face of the administration. The power couple was photographed hobnobbing with senior Israeli officials in a celebratory dinner after the inauguration. 

Jared, whose portfolio as senior adviser to the president includes responsibility for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, delivered a speech at the inauguration ceremony for the embassy that struck many as callous and cold-hearted.

While Jared was speaking, Israeli soldiers were gunning down Palestinians who protested en masse near the fence that rings the Gaza Strip.

He suggested the terror group Hamas was responsible for bloodshed in Gaza that raged while speech after speech wore on. 

‘As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today, those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution,’ Donald Trump’s son-in-law told the crowd as his wife Ivanka looked on.

Advisers: The trip  gave the pair an opportunity to serve as the face of the administration

Advisers: The trip gave the pair an opportunity to serve as the face of the administration

Event: The power couple was photographed hobnobbing with senior Israeli officials in a celebratory dinner after the inauguration. Jared is seen above looking on as wife Ivanka shakes hands with Naftali Bennett, Israel's minister of education

Event: The power couple was photographed hobnobbing with senior Israeli officials in a celebratory dinner after the inauguration. Jared is seen above looking on as wife Ivanka shakes hands with Naftali Bennett, Israel’s minister of education

Two hours later, however, a White House aide gave television reporters a transcript that omitted that line. 

An MSNBC journalist caused a firestorm overnight by tweeting about the discrepancy.

DailyMail.com requested an official transcript from the National Security Council on Tuesday morning. It arrived complete and intact. It’s still not clear why it was missing, and what led to it being re-inserted.

It would have been impossible for the White House to hide Jared’s words, which were broadcast worldwide.

Jared said on Monday that the US showed the world it could be trusted by opening its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem.

‘When President Trump makes a promise, he keeps it,’ Jared said at the embassy’s opening ceremony.



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Meet the ‘tantric witch’, 27, who hosts massage and ‘pleasure circles’ http://expressdigest.com/meet-the-tantric-witch-27-who-hosts-massage-and-pleasure-circles/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:55:19 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/meet-the-tantric-witch-27-who-hosts-massage-and-pleasure-circles/

Victoria Louise Smith, a somatic sex coach and certified Sexological Bodyworker based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, refers to herself as a ‘tantric witch’.

The 27-year-old, who has a Bachelor degree in counselling and coaching, is polyamorous and hosts ‘guided masturbation circles’ and ‘yoni massage’ in a bid to help her clients ‘love themselves’. 

‘I perform sex magic and use ritual to help transformations in relationships,’ she said. 

Victoria Louise Smith, a somatic sex coach and certified Sexological Bodyworker based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, refers to herself as a ‘tantric witch’

The 27-year-old, who has a Bachelor degree in counselling and coaching, is polyamorous and hosts 'guided masturbation circles' and 'yoni massage' in a bid to help her clients 'love themselves'

The 27-year-old, who has a Bachelor degree in counselling and coaching, is polyamorous and hosts ‘guided masturbation circles’ and ‘yoni massage’ in a bid to help her clients ‘love themselves’

Victoria claims to improve her clients’ relationships with themselves and others by ‘making changes on a cellular level through the body’ and along with her partner Danny, 26, hosts the workshops to help people ‘tune into their bodily desires and sensations’.

‘Come and help rid our society of shame and taboo around sexuality and come back to your own erotic innocence,’ she said.

For $65, Victoria verbally guides the circle through a masturbation session and on occasion she performs physical demonstrations. 

Those who attend are asked to bring oil, a towel, a blanket and a sarong.

'I perform sex magic and use ritual to help transformations in relationships,' she said

‘I perform sex magic and use ritual to help transformations in relationships,’ she said

Victoria claims to improve her clients' relationships with themselves and others by 'making changes on a cellular level through the body'

Victoria claims to improve her clients’ relationships with themselves and others by ‘making changes on a cellular level through the body’

What is a yoni massage? 

Yoni is the Sanskrit word for vagina and, loosely translated, means ‘sacred space’. 

Tantric philosophy approaches the vagina from a place of love and respect and yoni massage as a means of honoring women. 

While yoni massage is both sensual and pleasurable, the intent is not to bring the woman to orgasm but to awaken her awareness of her own sexuality and generate a bond of trust and intimacy with her partner. 

There are both mixed and single gender sessions and during each one, women and men – between the ages of 21 and 80 – enter into the circles and learn to pleasure themselves with the aim of becoming more comfortable with their bodies.

‘I help others find freedom through sexuality,’ she said.  

According to Victoria, some experience a therapeutic element to the circles, helping them to heal from past sexual violations. 

The process can also help transform people’s uncomfortable emotional states into more positive and wholesome emotions.

For $65, Victoria verbally guides the circle through a masturbation session and on occasion she performs physical demonstrations

For $65, Victoria verbally guides the circle through a masturbation session and on occasion she performs physical demonstrations

Another aim of the ‘pleasure circle’ is to help people attract and obtain partners who can satisfy them sexually and emotionally

Another aim of the ‘pleasure circle’ is to help people attract and obtain partners who can satisfy them sexually and emotionally.

And according to clients who have attended, they are ‘more comfortable in their skin and they’re sex lives have improved’. 

Victoria found herself drawn to working in this profession after healing her own sexuality following an abusive relationship. 

She now works with people who suffer from a range of conditions relating to sexual trauma, sexual dysfunction and others who are simply interested in pleasure expansion.

She now works with people who suffer from a range of conditions relating to sexual trauma, sexual dysfunction and others who are simply interested in pleasure expansion

She now works with people who suffer from a range of conditions relating to sexual trauma, sexual dysfunction and others who are simply interested in pleasure expansion

The qualified sex coach also provides yoni massage to women with the aim of creating positive and healthy energy to enable healing. 

 Tantric embodiment doesn’t happen over night.

The personal massage works when combined with tantric massage on the whole body to help women reach a heightened level of sexuality.

It is not a sexual service but one aimed at healing and sexual growth by helping women discover the depth of the link between the Yoni and their emotions.

The qualified sex coach also provides yoni massage to women with the aim of creating positive and healthy energy to enable healing

The qualified sex coach also provides yoni massage to women with the aim of creating positive and healthy energy to enable healing

Victoria is open about her sexuality and regularly shares images of masturbation circles on her Instagram as well as positive messages about the freedom of sexuality and educational posts about sex in general.   

And for those who wish to learn more about this world, Victoria has one piece of advice.    

‘Get a coach, and stay committed to the journey… tantric embodiment doesn’t happen over night,’ she said.  



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Missouri assistant principal is arrested for having sex with boy, 16 http://expressdigest.com/missouri-assistant-principal-is-arrested-for-having-sex-with-boy-16/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:49:56 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/missouri-assistant-principal-is-arrested-for-having-sex-with-boy-16/

A Missouri assistant principal has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old boy multiple times at her home. 

Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Giesler, 39, was charged on Friday with felony sexual contact with a student, felony second-degree statutory sodomy and second-degree statutory rape. 

She is accused of sleeping having sex with the boy at her home in St. Genevieve, Missouri, on at least three different occasions between April and May. 

Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Giesler, 39, was charged on Friday with felony sexual contact with a student, felony second-degree statutory sodomy and second-degree statutory rape

The boy is in the custody of the state but told his father about it, prompting a police investigation. 

Giesler was released from jail after posting bond last week. She is awaiting her next court date and has been placed on administrative leave until then. 

Giesler got to know the boy in her role as assistant principal at St. Genevieve Junior High School.

His family say they were hopeful she would be able to help him succeed at school and that they thought she was nurturing him. 

‘She talked to us about my son and what she can do for him, through life, like, give him a better life because he’s a good football player, so she was going to make sure he got on the right path,’ the boy’s father, who wanted to remain anonymous, told KTVI. 

Giesler met the boy through her job as the assistant principal of St Genevieve Junior High School (pictured)

Giesler met the boy through her job as the assistant principal of St Genevieve Junior High School (pictured)

The victim's father did not want to be named. He spoke out after hearing of Giesler's arrest to say he was shocked. The boy is in the care of the state but he has a relationship with his son and claims he told him about the sexual encounters. He thought he was joking, he said 

The victim’s father did not want to be named. He spoke out after hearing of Giesler’s arrest to say he was shocked. The boy is in the care of the state but he has a relationship with his son and claims he told him about the sexual encounters. He thought he was joking, he said 

‘She took advantage of him. She manipulated him because she knew what she was doing,’ he added. 

The boy’s father said he told him about their sexual encounters but he thought he was joking. 

The boy’s grandmother was equally shocked. 

‘I thought she was very nice. She was always very warm. I thought she was doing something for him. Turns out, she was,’ she told Fox 2. 

Giesler is listed as married on property records. She has not commented on her arrest.  



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First time mother left horrified after she discovered her blood stains her newborn son’s bassinet http://expressdigest.com/first-time-mother-left-horrified-after-she-discovered-her-blood-stains-her-newborn-sons-bassinet/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:46:11 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/first-time-mother-left-horrified-after-she-discovered-her-blood-stains-her-newborn-sons-bassinet/

A young mother has spoken out about the terrifying moment she found her baby son bleeding in his bassinet after his toe was cut.

Erin Duffy, from Adelaide’s Murray Bridge, went to feed her six-week-old newborn son Parker on Monday morning when she saw the cot covered in blood stains. 

Frantically checking her son’s body, the horrified mother found a cut on his toe.

She believed little Parker had gotten his tiny toe caught in the mesh of the Childcare Lullabye Bassinet, which she purchased from Big W.

 

Erin Duffy (pictured with her partner Tyler and their son Parker), from Adelaide, went to feed her six-week-old newborn son Parker on Monday morning when she saw the blood-stained cot

The horrified mother found blood stains in her baby son's bassinet after his toe was cut

The horrified mother found blood stains in her baby son’s bassinet after his toe was cut

‘I went into my son’s room, he was asleep, and then he started crying so I went to pick him up, I moved his blanket and there was blood all on the side of the bassinet,’ she told 7News.

‘I saw a massive amount of blood all over him, his blanket and his bassinet. I got mum to come straight away and she took him to the doctors quickly so I could get dressed and get he’s bottle and meet her there.’

Following the ordeal, Ms Duffy said she noticed her son’s toe has started blistering.

‘Turns out Parker had gotten he’s little baby toe stuck in the little holes in the side and it cut he’s baby toe,’ she said.

‘We think it might be because maybe he was rubbing his foot against the fabric.’

Following the ordeal, Ms Duffy said she noticed her son's toe has started blistering, in which she believed was the cause of his foot being rubbed against the fabric

Following the ordeal, Ms Duffy said she noticed her son’s toe has started blistering, in which she believed was the cause of his foot being rubbed against the fabric

The mother said her son has been sleeping well but his tiny toe has been blistering

The mother said her son has been sleeping well but his tiny toe has been blistering

The mother said Big W has since apologised to the family and even upgraded the bassinet to a newer model

The mother said Big W has since apologised to the family and even upgraded the bassinet to a newer model

The mother said Big W has since apologised to the family and even upgraded the bassinet to a newer model.

The retailer said the company will not remove the bassinet from shelves because it fully complies with safety standards – but confirmed it will inspect the family’s cot.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Childcare Nursery’s manufacturer CNP Brands for further comment.

Ms Duffy revealed the bassinet was a gift from her mother.

By sharing her story and pictures, the mother said she wanted to issues a warning to other parents in an effort to prevent the same incident from happening to them

By sharing her story and pictures, the mother said she wanted to issues a warning to other parents in an effort to prevent the same incident from happening to them

She believed little Parker had gotten his tiny toe caught in the mesh of the Childcare Lullabye Bassinet, which she purchased from Big W

She believed little Parker had gotten his tiny toe caught in the mesh of the Childcare Lullabye Bassinet, which she purchased from Big W

By sharing her story and pictures, the mother said she wanted to issues a warning to other parents in an effort to prevent the same incident from happening to them.

‘I never even thought of something like that happening and I thought it was a good idea having the holes to help the air flow but not now,’ she said.

‘Very very dangerous. Although Parker’s cut wasn’t big at all he lost a lot of blood… He’s okay now and is very happy sleeping.

‘Anyone with this bassinet, please keep on eye on your little ones toes. I’m just trying to spread the hazard so it doesn’t happen to another little bubba.’



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Forget the pie maker – the $69 Kmart air fryer is the new must-have gadget http://expressdigest.com/forget-the-pie-maker-the-69-kmart-air-fryer-is-the-new-must-have-gadget/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:42:08 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/forget-the-pie-maker-the-69-kmart-air-fryer-is-the-new-must-have-gadget/

Kmart fans are used to the hype surrounding an array of the retailer’s cheap electronics.

Just last week the internet went into a state of meltdown over the $29 pie maker, which was being used for everything from pancakes to scones and morning scrambled eggs.

But it’s the $69 air fryer that’s making waves today – the item so popular it’s very rarely in stock.

It’s the $69 air fryer that’s making waves today – the item so popular it’s very rarely in stock

But it's the $69 air fryer that's making waves today: the item so popular it's very rarely in stock (pictured are some of the meals you can make)

But it’s the $69 air fryer that’s making waves today: the item so popular it’s very rarely in stock (pictured are some of the meals you can make)

With a 3.2 litre depth, removable frying basket, overheat protection and adjustable temperature up to 200 degrees, the air fryer is fast becoming the easy and healthier way to cook pork, chicken, chips, nuggets and bacon. 

What sets the air fryer apart is its reasonable price point, with Tefal’s version costing $503 and Phillips at $499. 

Members of the Kmart Mum Australia group have been posting about the product for months, sharing delicious photos of crackling and crunchy chips. 

What sets the air fryer apart is its reasonable price point, with Tefal's version costing $503 and Phillips at $499

What sets the air fryer apart is its reasonable price point, with Tefal’s version costing $503 and Phillips at $499

One woman said it didn't 'dry out' her meat and 'did wonders with her roast pork' while another added its 'a new gadget to make life easier'

One woman said it didn’t ‘dry out’ her meat and ‘did wonders with her roast pork’ while another added its ‘a new gadget to make life easier’

People are suggesting cooking with the air fryer actually makes the food 'taste better' than if you had replicated the process in the oven

People are suggesting cooking with the air fryer actually makes the food ‘taste better’ than if you had replicated the process in the oven

How does an air fryer work? 

These kitchen tools are appropriately named because they work by circulating hot air around the food inside, much like hot oil surrounds food to cook it all the way through on a stove top.

Where ovens may be better for toasting, broiling and roasting, the air fryer is predominantly used to make food ‘crispy’ – without the fat content from oil.

One woman said it didn’t ‘dry out’ her meat and ‘did wonders with her roast pork’ while another added its ‘a new gadget to make life easier.’

But you have to be rather stealthy in finding one.

A mother of the group shared an image of her cooked chicken drumsticks and chips with the caption: ‘So I decided to give this air fryer thing everyone is raving about a whirl. Got my hands on one and could feel the stares of others wondering how I managed to get one as I made my way to the check out.’

People are suggesting cooking with the air fryer actually makes the food ‘taste better’ than if you had replicated the process in the oven. 

These kitchen tools are appropriately named because they work by circulating hot air around the food inside, much like hot oil surrounds food to cook it all the way through on a stove top.

These kitchen tools are appropriately named because they work by circulating hot air around the food inside, much like hot oil surrounds food to cook it all the way through on a stove top

These kitchen tools are appropriately named because they work by circulating hot air around the food inside, much like hot oil surrounds food to cook it all the way through on a stove top

Where ovens may be better for toasting, broiling and roasting, the air fryer is predominantly used to make food 'crispy' - without the fat content from oil

Where ovens may be better for toasting, broiling and roasting, the air fryer is predominantly used to make food ‘crispy’ – without the fat content from oil

On the Kyle and Jackie O show they discussed the latest Kmart phase to hit Australia and even spoke to a caller who was 'in love' with her fryer

On the Kyle and Jackie O show they discussed the latest Kmart phase to hit Australia and even spoke to a caller who was ‘in love’ with her fryer

Where ovens may be better for toasting, broiling and roasting, the air fryer is predominantly used to make food ‘crispy’ – without the fat content from oil.

On the Kyle and Jackie O show they discussed the latest Kmart phase to hit Australia and even spoke to a caller who was ‘in love’ with her fryer.

That sentiment tends to be spreading far and wide, with the only complaints online being from people unsure how to use it properly. 

That sentiment tends to be spreading far and wide, with the only complaints online being from people unsure how to use it properly

That sentiment tends to be spreading far and wide, with the only complaints online being from people unsure how to use it properly



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Concert-goer fronts court after being caught with 200 MDMA capsules hidden inside condoms http://expressdigest.com/concert-goer-fronts-court-after-being-caught-with-200-mdma-capsules-hidden-inside-condoms/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:41:46 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/concert-goer-fronts-court-after-being-caught-with-200-mdma-capsules-hidden-inside-condoms/

A young woman allegedly hid 200 MDMA capsules inside condoms and smuggled them into a dance festival.

Trisha Nguyen, 19, appeared in Burwood Local Court on Thursday, charged with supplying an indictable quantity of drugs and drug possession.

Police arrested Nguyen at the Midnight Mafia Music Festival at Homebush, in Sydney’s west, as she was making her way into the venue.

A young woman allegedly hid 200 MDMA capsules inside condoms and smuggled them into a dance festival

Trisha Nguyen, 19, appeared in Burwood Local Court on Thursday, charged with supplying an indictable quantity of drugs and drug possession

Trisha Nguyen, 19, appeared in Burwood Local Court on Thursday, charged with supplying an indictable quantity of drugs and drug possession

Police arrested Nguyen at the Midnight Mafia Music Festival at Homebush, in Sydney's west, as she was making her way into the venue

Police arrested Nguyen at the Midnight Mafia Music Festival at Homebush, in Sydney’s west, as she was making her way into the venue

She was one of thirteen people charged with drug supply at the event which was held on May 5 and attended by more than 14,000 people. Nguyen (left) is pictured with a friend

She was one of thirteen people charged with drug supply at the event which was held on May 5 and attended by more than 14,000 people. Nguyen (left) is pictured with a friend

She was one of thirteen people charged with drug supply at the event which was held on May 5 and attended by more than 14,000 people.

Police allege Nguyen had ‘200 MDMA capsules wrapped in condoms and hidden in her person’.

Outside court, Nguyen, who hid her face behind her friend’s woollen scarf, did not comment on the charges.

She must report to police every Monday as part of her bail conditions.

The matter was adjourned until next month. 

Outside court, Nguyen, who hid her face behind her friend’s woollen scarf, did not comment on the charges

Police said Nguyen had ‘200 MDMA capsules wrapped in condoms and hidden in her person’

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Ex Wallabies captain James Slipper stood down from rugby for two months after positive cocaine tests http://expressdigest.com/ex-wallabies-captain-james-slipper-stood-down-from-rugby-for-two-months-after-positive-cocaine-tests/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:33:32 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/ex-wallabies-captain-james-slipper-stood-down-from-rugby-for-two-months-after-positive-cocaine-tests/

Former Wallabies captain James Slipper has been punished for breaching Rugby Australia’s drugs policy twice.

Slipper, 28, is understood to have tested positive to cocaine on two occasions this season.

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle will hold a press conference later on Thursday.

Slipper (pictured), 28, is understood to have tested positive to cocaine on two occasions this season

Slipper released an apologetic statement on Thursday morning announcing his two-month suspension.

‘Recently, I breached the illicit drugs policy of Rugby Australia and as a consequence, have been stood down from playing rugby for a two-month period and have also received a fine,’ he wrote.

‘I take full responsibility for my actions and apologise unreservedly to my family, the QRU, Rugby Australia, my teammates, coaches and all rugby supporters.

‘There is no place for illicit drugs in sport.’ 

Slipper thanked his supporters and requested privacy, and said he plans to speak publicly when he is ‘fit and ready’. 

The much-loved loose-head prop is a former Queensland Reds captain and a Wallabies veteran of 86 Tests.

He captained the national side in 2015 for one Test against the USA, five years after making his international debut against England. 

Former Wallabies captain James Slipper (pictured) has been punished for breaching Rugby Australia's drugs policy twice

Former Wallabies captain James Slipper (pictured) has been punished for breaching Rugby Australia’s drugs policy twice

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The Latest: 3 found dead; person of interest interviewed http://expressdigest.com/the-latest-3-found-dead-person-of-interest-interviewed/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:30:36 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/the-latest-3-found-dead-person-of-interest-interviewed/

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Latest on the deaths of three people in a Los Angeles home (all times local):

6 p.m.

Los Angeles police are interviewing a person of interest in the deaths of three family members found inside a home.

Officials say a man checking on his relatives late Tuesday found his father, grandmother and her husband dead with trauma to their heads. The victims’ names have not been released.

Officer Tony Im said Wednesday that investigators are talking to a person of interest in the case. He did not know what relationship, if any, she had to the victims.

Authorities say a preliminary investigation found no immediate signs of a break-in or robbery at the home in the Leimert Park neighborhood.

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6:45 a.m.

Los Angeles police are investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a home.

The Police Department says officers called to a Leimert Park residence Tuesday night found the bodies of two men and a woman.

Few other details are being released Wednesday, but police say the investigation has developed a person of interest.

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Erin McNaught flaunts her incredible figure going NAKED and wearing nothing but fruit http://expressdigest.com/erin-mcnaught-flaunts-her-incredible-figure-going-naked-and-wearing-nothing-but-fruit/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:24:29 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/erin-mcnaught-flaunts-her-incredible-figure-going-naked-and-wearing-nothing-but-fruit/

She’s the glamorous mother-of-two who balances her modelling career with raising two lively boys.

And Erin McNaught debuted her most daring campaign yet this week.

The 36-year-old Australian model stripped off to promote health supplements company Link Nutrition. 

 

Hot mama! Erin McNaught, 36, poses NAKED wearing nothing but fruit as she flaunts her incredible figure in a new campaign for health supplements brand Link Nutrition

In a series of photos, the brand ambassador poses completely naked while covering up her modesty with fruit. 

Erin previously joked about the risqué photo shoot on Instagram, captioning a behind-the-scenes snap: ‘My lady garden’.

In the campaign images, Erin reclines on a ‘bed’ of fruit and flowers while wearing nothing but a smile. 

Sitting pretty! In the campaign images, Erin reclines on a 'bed' of fruit and flowers while wearing nothing but a smile

Sitting pretty! In the campaign images, Erin reclines on a ‘bed’ of fruit and flowers while wearing nothing but a smile

Cheeky! Erin previously joked about the risqué photo shoot on Instagram, captioning a behind-the-scenes snap: 'My lady garden' 

Cheeky! Erin previously joked about the risqué photo shoot on Instagram, captioning a behind-the-scenes snap: ‘My lady garden’ 

She showcases a golden tan, styles her hair in loose, tousled curls and opts for natural-look makeup including bronzer and shimmery eye shadow. 

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Erin explained she became an ambassador for Link Nutrition because she is a ‘health-conscious mum’.

‘I’ve always been passionate about health and well-being, so when I heard about a new brand which uses only natural ingredients, I was excited to get on board,’ she said.

In other photos from the campaign, Erin is shown relaxing on a sofa in a flirty yellow dress and posing in the kitchen wearing a crop top and jeans.

Health focused: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Erin explained she became an ambassador for Link Nutrition because she is a 'health-conscious mum' 

Health focused: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Erin explained she became an ambassador for Link Nutrition because she is a ‘health-conscious mum’ 

Stunning: In other photos from the campaign, Erin is shown relaxing on a sofa in a flirty yellow dress and posing in the kitchen wearing a crop top and jeans

Stunning: In other photos from the campaign, Erin is shown relaxing on a sofa in a flirty yellow dress and posing in the kitchen wearing a crop top and jeans

Seal of approval! Erin's husband, British rapper Example, was a fan of the campaign, sharing Erin's racy behind-the-scenes selfie and writing: 'When your missus is quite literally A SALAD'

Seal of approval! Erin’s husband, British rapper Example, was a fan of the campaign, sharing Erin’s racy behind-the-scenes selfie and writing: ‘When your missus is quite literally A SALAD’

Erin’s husband, British rapper Example, was a fan of the campaign, sharing Erin’s racy behind-the-scenes selfie and writing: ‘When your missus is quite literally A SALAD.’

This month, the couple will be celebrating five years of marriage.

They tied the knot in Byron Bay, New South Wales in 2013. 

Going the distance: This month, Erin and Example  will be celebrating five years of marriage

Going the distance: This month, Erin and Example will be celebrating five years of marriage



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Father-of-two, 53, spent ‘torturous’ eight months in jail over false rape claims http://expressdigest.com/father-of-two-53-spent-torturous-eight-months-in-jail-over-false-rape-claims/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:22:28 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/father-of-two-53-spent-torturous-eight-months-in-jail-over-false-rape-claims/

A father-of-two was locked up for eight months awaiting trial for rape because police didn’t disclose text messages that proved his innocence.

Robert Adlington said his life was destroyed by the false allegations and he lost his landscaping business, house, and reputation while behind bars.

He described the ordeal as ‘torturous’ as he was locked up with convicted murderers and other violent criminals and almost committed suicide.

Robert Adlington, 53, was locked up in Nottingham Prison (pictured) for eight months awaiting trial for rape because police didn’t disclose text messages that proved his innocence

The 53-year-old repeated pleaded with officers to check his accuser’s phone as the racy texts would prove their liaisons were consensual.

‘Oh darling, that was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. Let’s do it again – only harder,’ one read, according to the Express.

Another read: ‘I don’t need sleep, I only need you babe XXX’ and a third begging him to ‘join me in the shower’.

Mr Adlington said despite his life being ruined while he faced decades in jail because of a failure by police, no one ever apologised to him.

‘I now need to try and rebuild my life but I feel I have lost almost everything and nobody has even had the decency to say sorry,’ he said.

‘It has cost me everything my home, my business, my good name, everything… Surely a ‘sorry’ is the least I deserve for having my life destroyed?’

Police and prosecutors charged him with a series of crimes, he believes to keep him locked up while they built their case.

Mr Adlington was first arrested last May and charged with arson with intent to endanger life over a car set on fire near his home.

His accuser’s lover told police he was sleeping in the car and awoke to find it on fire, in what Mr Adlington believes was a conspiracy to frame him.

Instead of being granted bail as expected, a Derby magistrate remanded him in custody after prosecutors argued he was a ‘serious danger’.

He was sent to Nottingham prison while the Crown Prosecution Service shuffled around the charges against him.

First they dropped the arson charges but accused him of making threats to kill, before later adding the arson charges back on.

Then in August the threats to kill charges were dropped and a charge of harassment added, until October when three counts of rape were introduced.

The 53-year-old repeated pleaded with officers to check his accuser's phone as the racy texts like this one would prove their liaisons were consensual

The 53-year-old repeated pleaded with officers to check his accuser’s phone as the racy texts like this one would prove their liaisons were consensual

At every appearance Mr Adlington pleaded not guilty but each time he was denied bail and sent back to prison.

It took until January 11 for his lawyers to finally receive the text messages from police which led to the case being thrown out by a judge on the first day of his trial.

‘I could have been looking at spending 30 years inside a cell if those messages had not finally been disclosed,’ Mr Adlington said.

‘I knew I was innocent but nobody else did until those messages finally arrived and proved what I had been telling the police from day one.’

Lessons Derbyshire Police’s Detective Chief Superintendent Kem Mehmet said it reviewed its investigation to an independent regional review team.

Prosecutors said they dropped the case five days after getting the text messages from the police ‘at the request of the CPS after receiving a defence statement’.

‘We are content that we complied with our disclosure obligations in this case and that the prosecution was promptly discontinued after we received new material and concluded the evidential test was no longer met,’ the CPS said. 



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Meghan Markle gets Queen’s special adviser http://expressdigest.com/meghan-markle-gets-queens-special-adviser/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:19:09 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/meghan-markle-gets-queens-special-adviser/

Meghan Markle will be assisted by Palace adviser Samantha Cohen (above), who had planned to leave Buckingham Palace this summer

Meghan Markle will be assisted by an adviser who had planned to leave Buckingham Palace this summer.

Samantha Cohen, 49, the Queen’s assistant private secretary, had given notice of her resignation last September following the ousting of Lord Geidt, 56, the Queen’s private secretary, who announced last July he was leaving after 15 years of royal service.

Ms Cohen has now agreed to stay on as interim private secretary to the Duke and Duchess at Kensington Palace, the Times reported.

It is believed that Meghan will spend six months learning how to be an effective member of the royal family.  

Ms Cohen is expected to be a temporary replacement for Edward Lane Fox, Prince Harry’s departing private secretary, until next spring.

Meghan has already made her first outing as the Duchess of Sussex this week as she and Prince Harry arrived at Prince Charles’s 70th birthday party at Buckingham Palace, where she was given a warm welcome.

The garden party saw more than 6,000 people, all from the charities and military associations most closely linked with the Prince, descend on the grounds of Buckingham Palace for music, speeches – and, of course, a customary cup of tea and cucumber sandwich. 

Ms Cohen, 49, the Queen's assistant private secretary, had given notice of her resignation last September following the ousting of Lord Geidt, 56, the Queen's private secretary, who announced last July he was leaving after 15 years of royal service. She has agreed to stay on as interim private secretary to the Duke and Duchess at Kensington Palace

Ms Cohen, 49, the Queen’s assistant private secretary, had given notice of her resignation last September following the ousting of Lord Geidt, 56, the Queen’s private secretary, who announced last July he was leaving after 15 years of royal service. She has agreed to stay on as interim private secretary to the Duke and Duchess at Kensington Palace



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TOM LEONARD on the marriage of Philip Roth and his British wife http://expressdigest.com/tom-leonard-on-the-marriage-of-philip-roth-and-his-british-wife/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:15:13 +0000 https://expressdigest.com/tom-leonard-on-the-marriage-of-philip-roth-and-his-british-wife/

His most memorable characters included a libidinous young man crudely obsessed with losing his virginity and a professor who turned into a woman’s breast. Graphic and distasteful sex scenes were a speciality.

In writing frankly if often hilariously about sex, Philip Roth managed to scandalise not only Middle America but even Man Booker Prize judges. However he also earned a lingering reputation for misogyny that, for some, overshadowed his considerable talents as a writer.

Hailed as one of the greatest American novelists of the 20th century, Roth has died of heart failure aged 85. In a career that produced more than 30 books, he wrote about family life, Jewish male identity and America, but principally about himself — and particularly himself and sex.

The former wife of Philip Milton Roth, Hollywood actress Claire Bloom, (pictured with him in an undated photo) has opened up about her disastrous marriage to the late legendary American novelist.

The author of Portnoy’s Complaint, American Pastoral and The Human Stain never convinced his critics that the obnoxious, chauvinistic and lecherous male protagonists who populated his pages weren’t largely autobiographical. The British actress Claire Bloom, his longtime companion and second wife, certainly thought so as she accused him of harbouring ‘a deep and irrepressible rage’ toward women.

Bloom accused Roth of preventing her 18-year-old and emotionally vulnerable daughter, by a previous marriage, from ever visiting their home because he regarded the girl as a rival for her attention and because she ‘bored’ him. However, he wasn’t averse to trying to seduce one of that daughter’s friends, Bloom claimed.

Roth contended with years of anger and insults from feminists appalled by his interminable sexual fixations and what they saw as the treatment of women in his books as mere sexual objects. As a critic in the New York Times once wrote: ‘There are usually two sorts of women in Roth’s heroes’ lives: bitchy, castrating women who attract and destroy them, and doting sexual slaves who eventually bore them.’

Bloom said there was always a 'great love' between herself and the late writer - her third husband - their marriage ended in a bitter divorce

Bloom said there was always a ‘great love’ between herself and the late writer – her third husband – their marriage ended in a bitter divorce

Carmen Callil, the founder of the feminist publisher Virago, walked off the 2011 Man Booker International Prize judging panel in disgust after her two male colleagues chose to award him the prize that year. She explained that he ‘goes on and on and on about the same subject in almost every single book. It’s as though he’s sitting on your face and you can’t breathe’.

Some thought Roth would have been delighted by her walk-out as he always claimed he wanted his books to ‘bite and sting’ readers. ‘He loves to shock, to go beyond the limits of acceptability. That’s why he’s so funny. But it’s also why he’s not to everyone’s taste,’ wrote the author William Skidelsky after the Callil outburst.

Bloom's marriage to Roth, considered to be America's greatest living novelist, was an unmitigated disaster

Bloom’s marriage to Roth, considered to be America’s greatest living novelist, was an unmitigated disaster

Other great novelists, focusing on grand, global themes, ‘hold their flashlights out into the world’, Roth once said. ‘I dig a hole and shine my flashlight into the hole.’ What he saw in that hole was often so seedy that other writers would have switched off their torch instantly.

He established himself as an enfant terrible most notably with his fourth novel, Portnoy’s Complaint, in 1969, a monologue supposedly delivered to his psychoanalyst by a ‘lust-ridden, mother-addicted young Jewish bachelor’ named Alexander Portnoy. Much of the X-rated ribaldry in the book was based on the monologues Roth used to give at dinner parties.

He was raised in middle-class respectability in Newark, New Jersey, where his parents were first generation Jewish immigrants and his father was an insurance broker. He started writing at university, and when he sensed he had a hit on his hands with Portnoy’s Complaint, he took his parents out for lunch to warn them of its shocking contents.

Claire Bloom, pictured, spent 18 years with Philip Roth although they were married for five 

Claire Bloom, pictured, spent 18 years with Philip Roth although they were married for five 

His mother Bess told him he had ‘delusions of grandeur’ and fretted later that ‘he’s going to have his heart broken because this is not going to happen’.

She was wrong. Life magazine described it as a ‘wild blue shocker’ while the New Yorker hailed it as ‘one of the dirtiest books ever published’. Roth soaked up the adulation. ‘I got literary fame . . . I got sexual fame,’ he recalled. ‘I got hundreds of letters, 100 a week, some of them letters with pictures of girls in bikinis.’

The tall, handsome and lecherous baseball fanatic certainly liked to stir things up, angering many in America’s Jewish community with his unflattering mockery of some of its more absurd behaviour and with Portnoy’s ‘blasphemous’ obsession with having sex with Gentile women.

His relationship with feminists was equally fraught. In his 1972 novella The Breast, a man wakes up having been transformed into a 155lb woman’s breast. In his 1995 novel Sabbath’s Theatre, the protagonist, a puppeteer, gratifies himself sexually over his dead girlfriend’s grave. Roth regarded it as one of his best novels and said he relished the ‘hate’ it drew.

When he wrote The Humbling in his 70s, about a threesome involving an ageing man, a 40-year-old lesbian and a younger inebriated woman, even his fans conceded it was uncomfortably sleazy.

Philip Roth, pictured with his second wife Claire Bloom used their relationship as inspiration for characters in his novels

Philip Roth, pictured with his second wife Claire Bloom used their relationship as inspiration for characters in his novels

Roth justified such writing by boasting about his ability to delve deeply into his ‘memory and experiences and life’ and put it on the page without inhibition.

And he plundered his own romantic life mercilessly to flesh out his female characters.

When She Was Good, his second novel, was partly based on the life and family of his first wife, Margaret Martinson Williams.

Roth said the former waitress, a divorcee with a son and daughter, tricked him into marriage in 1959 by pretending to be pregnant using another woman’s urine sample. Despite separating from Margaret, after four years, she refused to divorce Roth.

After she died in a car crash in 1968, he claimed his first emotion was one of relief. ‘You’re dead and I didn’t have to do it [kill her],’ he said. Asked why he’d agreed to marry her, Roth said her faults made her the ‘greatest creative writing teacher of them all’.

He used her as inspiration for female characters in a string of novels including one, My Life As A Man, which contained what his critics saw as a sickeningly gleeful scene of domestic violence.

His relationship with second wife Claire Bloom was also viciously milked for his novels. Actress Bloom, who starred alongside Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton and Charlie Chaplin, was married to Roth for five of their 18 years together. They split up in 1995 and a year later she published a devastating autobiography, Leaving A Doll’s House. She claimed he not only hated women with an ‘irrepressible rage’ but was misanthropic, remote, cruel, adulterous and mean.

Bloom, 87, was propelled to stardom when she was just 21 after Charlie Chaplin chose her to be his leading lady

Bloom, 87, was propelled to stardom when she was just 21 after Charlie Chaplin chose her to be his leading lady

Roth’s insistence on banishing Anna, Bloom’s daughter by actor Rod Steiger, from their Connecticut home was just part of a pattern of manipulative behaviour, she said.

‘Philip made character assessments the way surgeons make incisions. He knew I would make any compromise to support our relationship,’ she wrote. ‘If I was willing to jettison my own daughter in this manner, what could I ever deny him?’

Bloom recalled secretly reading a manuscript for his novel Deception whose protagonist — ‘Philip’ — was clearly based on him.

And it soon became evident her husband was unfaithful, writes Bloom, when ‘I reached the depictions of all the girls who come over to have sex with him — in the most convoluted positions.’

She went on: ‘Finally, I arrived at the chapter about his remarkably uninteresting, middle-aged wife, who, as described, is nothing better than an ever-spouting fountain of tears constantly bemoaning the fact that his other women are so young.

‘She is an actress by profession, and . . . her name is Claire.’ She concluded: ‘What left me speechless was that he would paint a picture of me as a jealous wife who is betrayed over and over again. I found the portrait nasty and insulting, and his use of my name completely unacceptable.’

Bloom recounts how when he was admitted to a psychiatric hospital with depression he sent her faxes demanding the return of everything he had given her.

And when she failed to honour a pre-nuptial agreement after they separated, he demanded $62 billion — a billion dollars for every year of her life.

Following Bloom’s memoir, he hit back with his novel I Married A Communist, with the character of Eve Frame, a spoiled, social-climbing actress who ruins her husband’s life by writing a kiss-and-tell autobiography.

‘No modern writer,’ says Martin Amis of Roth with some understatement, ‘has taken self-examination so far and so literally.’

Even as an enraptured literary world lavished praise on Roth the writer yesterday, it was conveniently overlooking how deeply unimpressive was Roth the man.

 



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#IfIDieInASchoolShooting goes viral after Sante Fe school shooting http://expressdigest.com/ifidieinaschoolshooting-goes-viral-after-sante-fe-school-shooting/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:14:28 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/ifidieinaschoolshooting-goes-viral-after-sante-fe-school-shooting/

A college student’s hashtag #IfIDieInASchoolShooting, created in the wake of the latest high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, has gone viral.

Taking to Twitter, Andrew Schneidawind, 18, who is a freshman at University of Mary Washington and is majoring in digital media and communications wrote: ‘I’m gonna try and get a hashtag trending’.

‘If you wanna join, feel free,’ the Arlington, Virginia naive added before detailing what would happen if he died in a school shooting.

Action: College freshman, Andrew Schneidawind, 18, from Arlington, Virginia started the viral hashtag trend #IfIDieInASchoolShooting

Meaning: His tweet read: 'I will never be able to finish my animated TV series, I'll never be able to see my sister again, and I will have to become a martyr. #NeverAgain

Meaning: His tweet read: ‘I will never be able to finish my animated TV series, I’ll never be able to see my sister again, and I will have to become a martyr. #NeverAgain

Motivated: Andrew shared in an interview with Teen Vogue that he felt compelled to do something after the most recent shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (pictured)

Motivated: Andrew shared in an interview with Teen Vogue that he felt compelled to do something after the most recent shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (pictured)

Lasting memory: He also explained that he was deeply affected by the tragedy in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17 people (pictured) 

Lasting memory: He also explained that he was deeply affected by the tragedy in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17 people (pictured) 

‘I will never be able to finish my animated TV series, I’ll never be able to see my sister again, and I will have to become a martyr. #NeverAgain,’ he wrote.

Since its inception on May 20, the hashtag has been tweeted nearly 50,000 times.

Speaking to Teen Vogue about what motivated him to take action, he shared: ‘Now is the time for me to step up. Now is the time for me to do something.’

He also recounted that he was 12 when he first learned about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school that killed 26 people, including 20 first graders.

‘It was horrible and looking back, it’s hard to understand how that was not the turning point. How did that not spawn any new gun legislation?’

‘The reality of it is, I have this fear every day,’ he added.

‘I’m not as paranoid as some people, but still, while I’m listening to my professors lecture, I plan escape routes in my head.’

And he also detailed that the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida that claimed 17 lives also had a devastating impact.

‘I cried for four hours the day that it happened,’ he said. ‘I was sad, and then I got angry. I thought, now is the time for me to step up. Now is the time for me to do something.’

Powerful: Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez has also used the hashtag and shared: 'I'd get to see Carmen again' - Andrew now wants to send the tweets to lawmakers like Paul Ryan 

Powerful: Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez has also used the hashtag and shared: ‘I’d get to see Carmen again’ – Andrew now wants to send the tweets to lawmakers like Paul Ryan 

Viral: Since its inception on May 20, the hashtag has been tweeted nearly 50,000 times

Viral: Since its inception on May 20, the hashtag has been tweeted nearly 50,000 times

Message: Other teens have rushed to share their own stories 

Message: Other teens have rushed to share their own stories 

Extreme: One Twitter user added that they would send a picture of their dead body to Trump

Extreme: One Twitter user added that they would send a picture of their dead body to Trump

While the hashtag is gaining visible momentum online, Andrew has plans to print out the tweets and mail them to Paul Ryan and other lawmakers who accept money from the NRA or oppose gun reform legislation.

These include tweets from Parkland survivors Emma Gonzalez who shared: ‘I’d get to see Carmen again’ and John Barnitt who wrote: ‘don’t say “it’s too soon to talk about it” because it would be too late to save me’. 

Others are also using the hashtag to demand action and in another tweet, @AlexBGuitar wrote: ‘Dump my body on the floor of the Senate.’

A sentiment shared by twitter user @jordynzoe_ who shared: ‘deliver my heart to dana loesch on a silver platter because she’s a heartless woman and clearly needs a new one’, referencing the NRA spokesperson. 

‘These are real people telling the world what they’ll leave behind,’ Andrew added.

‘It might make them feel bad and it will make them uncomfortable. But that’s the point. We don’t care about their comfort anymore, we care about ours. We want to be able to go to school not fearing bullets.’

Broken dreams: This teen shared that she would never be able to watch her little brother grow up and work through his autism -

Broken dreams: This teen shared that she would never be able to watch her little brother grow up and work through his autism –

Saving lives: Another person shared that their dreams of saving lives as a paramedic would be shattered 

Saving lives: Another person shared that their dreams of saving lives as a paramedic would be shattered 

Change the world: One hopeful teen shared that she wanted to change the world 

Change the world: One hopeful teen shared that she wanted to change the world 

Spotlight: Another girl shared that if she died in a school shooting she would never be able to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress 

Spotlight: Another girl shared that if she died in a school shooting she would never be able to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress 

 



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Bill Shorten under pressure to bring asylum seekers to Australia ‘within three months’ if Labor wins http://expressdigest.com/bill-shorten-under-pressure-to-bring-asylum-seekers-to-australia-within-three-months-if-labor-wins/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:10:32 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/bill-shorten-under-pressure-to-bring-asylum-seekers-to-australia-within-three-months-if-labor-wins/

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is under pressure from his own party to bring more than 1,300 asylum seekers to Australia within three months if Labor wins the next federal election. 

A pro-refugee group from his own Victorian branch is demanding an end to offshore immigration detention, despite such a policy causing a dramatic surge in boat arrivals when Labor was last in government and the deaths of 48 people at Christmas Island.

The motion, revealed by the Guardian Australia, called on a Labor government to ‘close offshore detention centres, transit centres and other camps on Manus and Nauru within the first 90 days, and to bring all the children, women and men who are refugees or seeking asylum remaining there to Australia’. 

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is under pressure from his own party to bring asylum seekers to Australia within three months if Labor wins the next federal election (asylum seeker boat off Christmas Island pictured)

A pro-refugee group is demanding an end to offshore immigration detention, despite such a policy causing a dramatic surge in boat arrivals when Labor was last in government (including a 2010 tragedy at Christmas Island pictured)

A pro-refugee group is demanding an end to offshore immigration detention, despite such a policy causing a dramatic surge in boat arrivals when Labor was last in government (including a 2010 tragedy at Christmas Island pictured)

The cross-factional Labor for Refugees group within Mr Shorten’s party is putting forward an urgency motion at this weekend’s Victorian conference calling for all remaining asylum seekers to be transported to the Australian mainland within 90 days.

The activists are demanding an end to the detention of asylum seekers at Christmas Island, Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island of Nauru, which would see 1,341 boat people brought to Australia.

However Bill Shorten has previously voiced support for maintaining offshore detention, following a spate of boat arrivals when Labor was last in power. 

When Labor last won an election from Opposition a decade ago, it immediately ended the Howard government’s Pacific solution.

This led to a surge in boat arrivals, rising from just three in the 2007/08 financial year, to 117 in 2009/10.

Or put another way, the number of asylum seekers surged from 25 to 5,327, figures from a Parliament House research paper showed.

The end of offshore detention under Labor coincided with the death of 48 people, mainly asylum seekers from Iran and Iraq, as their boat sunk off  Christmas Island in 2010

The end of offshore detention under Labor coincided with the death of 48 people, mainly asylum seekers from Iran and Iraq, as their boat sunk off Christmas Island in 2010

Bill Shorten (left) is facing pressure from within his own Labor branch to end offshore detention of asylum seekers, despite the policy causing a surge in asylum seeker boats

Bill Shorten (left) is facing pressure from within his own Labor branch to end offshore detention of asylum seekers, despite the policy causing a surge in asylum seeker boats

The policy change also coincided with the deaths of 48 people, mainly asylum seekers from Iran and Iraq, as their boat sunk and washed on to cliffs at Christmas Island in December 2010.

Former federal Labor leader Mark Latham described the Labor for Refugees motion as a ‘sickness inside Labor’. 

‘Labor For Refugees want to repeat all these errors, all those deaths,’ he told his 64,892 followers on Wednesday.

‘It’s a tragic example of people losing their marbles in life, blindly putting ideology, a borderless world, ahead of practical policy lessons and common sense.’

Former federal Labor leader Mark Latham described the Labor for Refugees motion as a 'sickness inside Labor' than was 'blindly putting ideology' ahead of common sense

Former federal Labor leader Mark Latham described the Labor for Refugees motion as a ‘sickness inside Labor’ than was ‘blindly putting ideology’ ahead of common sense

The surge of boat arrivals in 2012 led to then Labor prime minister Julia Gillard reopening the Manus Island detention centre.

Since that time, seven asylum seekers have died there, including a Rohingya refugee this week. 

Ms Gillard’s Labor predecessor Kevin Rudd took back his old job in a party room coup in 2013 and soon declared boat people sent to Manus Island would have ‘no chance’ of ever being settled in Australia.

Department of Home Affairs data shows there were 330 asylum seekers detained at Christmas Island and 269 at Nauru as of March 31, 2018.

It listed a zero figure for Manus Island, however that was because the detention centre there, which previously housed 742 people, was closed down with its residents transferred to the nearby, low-security Lorengau facility.

Were Labor for Refugees motion to become government policy, 1,341 asylum seekers would be brought to Australia.

The Australian mainland is already housing 1,059 asylum seekers, including 101 in Bill Shorten’s own Melbourne electorate of Maribyrnong.

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Highway traffic chaos with cheap petrol at Gold Coast service station http://expressdigest.com/highway-traffic-chaos-with-cheap-petrol-at-gold-coast-service-station/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:01:26 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/highway-traffic-chaos-with-cheap-petrol-at-gold-coast-service-station/
  • Low fuel price causes traffic chaos at a Shell Petrol station at the Gold Coast
  • A Coomera Shell service offered the $0.99/L opening day deal from 11am to 1pm
  • The traffic queued up off the Old Pacific Highway around onto Days Road  

Traffic was brought to a standstill on a highway after a Shell Service station offered petrol for 99cents a litre.

The Gold Coast station offered the cheaper option for unleaded fuel on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm, compared to a nearby service station advertising $1.59 per litre.

The deal was too good to resist for many motorists, who were seen in pictures queuing on the M1 in Coomera for a chance to fill their tank. 

Traffic was brought to a standstill at a Gold Coast highway (pictured) after a Shell Service station in Coomera offered fuel for 99cents a litre

The deal was too good to resist for many motorists, who were seen in pictures queuing on the M1 in Coomera for a chance to fill their tank 

The deal was too good to resist for many motorists, who were seen in pictures queuing on the M1 in Coomera for a chance to fill their tank 

Cars lined the Old Pacific Highway around onto Days Road.

The deal was a big welcome for motorists on the Gold Coast who have faced soaring high fuel prices for three-half-years.

Earlier this month, the Australian government launched an urgent fuel security review after the nation’s reserved dipped below 50 days.

The deal was a big welcome for motorists on the Gold Coast who have faced soaring high fuel prices for three-half-years 

The deal was a big welcome for motorists on the Gold Coast who have faced soaring high fuel prices for three-half-years 

The urgent review was ordered by Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg after recent government figures revealed the country has 22 days supply of crude oil, 59 days of LPG, 20 days petrol, 19 days of aviation fuel and 21 days of diesel.

In 2011, the nation’s fuel reserve was well above the 90 day requirement.

Australia relies heavily on the Middle East for its fuel imports (91 per cent) but according to experts, Australia has no fall back plan if there was an oil and fuel supply interruption. 

 

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Shocking moment a family spots a CAT clinging to the roof of a car at 60mph on the highway http://expressdigest.com/shocking-moment-a-family-spots-a-cat-clinging-to-the-roof-of-a-car-at-60mph-on-the-highway/ Thu, 24 May 2018 01:00:47 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/shocking-moment-a-family-spots-a-cat-clinging-to-the-roof-of-a-car-at-60mph-on-the-highway/

 A thrill seeking cat was taken for a ride he will never forget on Friday.

Nebraska woman Ronda Rankin saw the fearless feline clinging to a car for dear life as the vehicle zoomed down a highway at 60 miles an hour. 

Footage taken from inside Ms Rankin’s car showed the cat, appropriately named Rebel, meowing and shaking his head as the wind pushed back against his face.

Rebel had adopted a low crouch to ensure his stability as the people in the van he clung to continued on, unaware of their extra passenger. 

The cat was seen meowing as it crouched for stability

Pictured: Rebel the cat was seen clinging for dear life to the top of a van traveling 60mph along a Nebraska highway

Ms Rankin told KETV her daughter was the first one to initially spot the unusual situation, and at first the Nebraska mom didn’t believe her. 

‘My daughter says, “There’s a cat on that van”, and I was like, “Oh no, that’s a raccoon”,’ she said.  

‘When my husband pulls up closer, I’m like, “Oh my God, no, that’s a cat”.’

The family honked their horn to catch the attention of the people in the van, and shouted out ‘there’s a cat on the roof!’ multiple times before the driver understood. 

Ms Rankin said the woman on the roof looked startled and said: ‘oh my god’ before slowing down and pulling over. 

On Wednesday, Ms Rankin excitedly told Facebook friends the cat, named Rebel, was home safe and sound, and in good health. 

‘They [KETV] found the owners. Cat is perfectly fine!!!’ she wrote. 

One owner told the broadcaster Rebel would have been on top of the van when they left home on Friday, but she was too short to see him on the roof.

‘I thought I heard my cat meowing,’ she said.

After a short while, the Rankin family managed to catch the attention of the van passengers, who looked startled and pulled over to get Rebel off the roof

After a short while, the Rankin family managed to catch the attention of the van passengers, who looked startled and pulled over to get Rebel off the roof

 



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Mother of one details the things she gave up for 30 days in order to show off her abs http://expressdigest.com/mother-of-one-details-the-things-she-gave-up-for-30-days-in-order-to-show-off-her-abs/ Thu, 24 May 2018 00:59:33 +0000 https://expressdigest.com/mother-of-one-details-the-things-she-gave-up-for-30-days-in-order-to-show-off-her-abs/

Two years after she gave birth to her little boy, Jessica Zalums felt personally low.

The mother-of-one, from Sydney, had struggled to get her pre-baby body back – and felt as though she had lost her ‘mojo’.

Taking matters into her own hands over the course of April, Jessica embarked on a 30-day cleanse free from alcohol, caffeine, sugar and anything that was bad for her.

Just one month later, the 28-year-old has lost more than three kilograms of weight, shaved five centimetres from her waist and two centimetres from each thigh.

Even better than this, she said she feels better than ever – and has the abs to prove it.

Mother-of-one Jessica Zalums (pictured) from Sydney has shed an impressive three kilograms in 30 days – and also shaved five centimetres from her waist, showing off her abs (pictured before and after)

Jessica (pictured) spoke to FEMAIL about how she did it - and why she feels she now has the body of her mid twenties back

Jessica (pictured) spoke to FEMAIL about how she did it – and why she feels she now has the body of her mid twenties back

The 28-year-old gave up caffeine, sugar and alcohol for 30 days - and while the beginning was difficult, she said that she soon felt as though she had more natural energy

The 28-year-old gave up caffeine, sugar and alcohol for 30 days – and while the beginning was difficult, she said that she soon felt as though she had more natural energy

Speaking to FEMAIL, Jessica explained that she embarked on the cleanse in the middle of April for a number of reasons.

‘I felt I hadn’t had my mojo fully back for two years since I gave birth to my beautiful baby,’ she explained.

‘I also wanted to lose a kilo or two of stubborn stomach fat I hadn’t managed to get rid of, shed a few centimetres from the areas where the stubborn fat was like my tummy and thighs, and also gain back energy that doesn’t rely on caffeine.’  

And so, the mother-of-one – who previously weighed 63.5 kilograms – gave up sugar, caffeine and alcohol, spending the first six days of the cleanse ‘flooding’ her body with nutrients.

‘This basically means I ate balanced wholefoods and the right amount of fat, carbs and protein at each meal,’ she said.

She followed this with one day of ‘supported intermittent fasting designed to help eliminate impurities’.

Jessica flooded her body with nutrients, eating plenty of superfood smoothie bowls (pictured)

She also filled up on lean protein and vegetables (pictured)

Jessica flooded her body with nutrients, eating plenty of superfood smoothie bowls (left) and lean protein and vegetables (right – with no deprivation whatsoever

Jessica (pictured) didn't change up her workout routine at all, instead going to the gym three times a week and going on one long walk

She lost more than a kilo within a week

Jessica (pictured) didn’t change up her workout routine at all, instead going to the gym three times a week and going on one long walk – she lost more than a kilo within a week

Jessica Zalums’ cleanse day on a plate 

BREAKFAST: A superfood chocolate smoothie.

MID MORNING: Banana with peanut butter.

LUNCH: Superfood bowl of lean protein, complex carbs and vegetables.

MID AFTERNOON SNACK: Veggie sticks and hummus.

DINNER: Lean protein like salmon, complex carbs and veggies.

DESSERT: Peppermint tea and dark chocolate. 

Following the ‘flooding’ and the fasting, Jessica resumed a regular eating plan, whereby she ate plenty of protein, fresh fruit and veg:

‘A typical day on a plate would be a superfood chocolate smoothie for breakfast, a mid morning snack of a banana with peanut butter, a superfood bowl for lunch, a snack in the afternoon of veggie sticks and hummus, a dinner of lean protein, complex carbs and veggies, and then peppermint tea and dark chocolate for dessert,’ she said.

This was coupled with the same exercise she’d always done – three gym sessions a week and one long walk.

‘I didn’t change this from before I started the 30-day cleanse, but this was what surprised me the most about my results,’ Jessica said. 

‘It really goes to show it is 80 per cent nutrition and 20 per cent exercise.’

'The first four mornings without caffeine I had hugely bad headaches,' she said. 'My body had to really adjust to having natural energy, and I had to improve my digestion without having so many acidic foods'

‘The first four mornings without caffeine I had hugely bad headaches,’ she said. ‘My body had to really adjust to having natural energy, and I had to improve my digestion without having so many acidic foods’

But, the mother said, that after day five she felt a 'massive shift' and the 'fog started to lift and I started to wake without snoozing'

She also said she became less bloated at this point

But, the mother said, that after day five she felt a ‘massive shift’ and the ‘fog started to lift and I started to wake without snoozing’ – she also said she became less bloated at this point

While at the beginning, the mother said it was hard, she soon did start to feel good in her body.

‘The first four mornings without caffeine I had hugely bad headaches,’ she said. ‘My body had to really adjust to having natural energy, and I had to improve my digestion without having so many acidic foods.’

But after about five days, Jessica said she noticed a switch in her body and mind.

‘After day five, I felt a massive shift,’ she said. ‘That is when the fog started to lift and I started to wake without snoozing.

‘My stomach also stopped looking so bloated around this point.’

Jessica (pictured before and after previous weight loss post childbirth) has previously detailed how she lost some weight following the birth of her baby

Jessica (pictured before and after previous weight loss post childbirth) has previously detailed how she lost some weight following the birth of her baby

Tips for women trying to lose baby weight

* Love your body before and after. Do a programme because you love your body, not because you want to change it.

* Follow a programme, to help to give you accountability and direction.

* Always have something healthy to eat on hand, whether it’s chopped-up vegetables in the fridge or Bircher muesli.

* Carry healthy food around with you in a nappy bag so you’re not caught out.

* Make time to do a healthy food shop.

* Invest in a slow cooker, so you can prepare something slowly throughout the day and be prepared for the so-called ‘witching hours’ of parenthood – between 5 and 7pm, when things get really busy.

* Don’t cut any food groups. If you’re craving dark chocolate, allow yourself a square. 

* Eat wholesome nutritious foods and remember it’s 80 per cent diet, 20 per cent exercise.

* Reintroduce exercise slowly after giving birth. 

 

Within a week, the 28-year-old said she had lost more than a kilogram.

‘I also noticed the centimetres were coming off my waist,’ she said. ‘And I felt so much better. My mindset really shifted into loving my food.’

By the end of 30 days, Jessica said she had shifted three kilograms, moving from 63.5kg to 60.2kg.

‘I finally feel as though I have my old body that I had in my mid 20s,’ Jessica said.

‘My energy is consistent, without highs and lows from caffeine – and I wake feeling well rested.’ 

She added that she has also found it easier to tone up, even though she didn’t change how she exercised.

Speaking previously to FEMAIL about her tips for mothers wanting to tone up and lose their baby weight, Jessica said you need to love yourself, no matter what:

‘Love your body before and after,’ she said. ‘Do a programme like this because you love your body, not because you want to change it.’   

The 27-year-old also recommends following a programme. She runs the Wellness Collective, which helps other mums with accountability and giving them direction.

‘This is a lifestyle rather than a quick fix,’ she said. ‘It’s about your mindset as much as your body.’

Speaking about her tips, Jessica (pictured pregnant) said it's all about having something healthy on hand so that you can snack on it when you get hungry

Speaking about her tips, Jessica (pictured pregnant) said it’s all about having something healthy on hand so that you can snack on it when you get hungry

When it comes to practicalities, the new mother recommends that you always have something healthy on hand that you can snack on, whether it’s chopped-up vegetables in the fridge, or bircher muesli:

‘Cook when you have the extra time during the day and keep things in the fridge,’ she said.

‘Make time for a healthy food shop. I go to the farmers’ markets on a Friday and am never caught unaware, carrying health bars around with me in a nappy bag.’

The 27-year-old recommends investing in a slow cooker – so you can prepare something slowly throughout the day, and be prepared for the so-called ‘witching hours’ of parenthood – between 5 and 7pm, when it’s super busy, you need to feed your baby and get them down for the night.

‘It’s a good idea to have a meal ready to go for then,’ she said.

Lastly, make sure you don’t deny yourself a food group, as then you’ll start to crave it.

‘If you want a square of dark chocolate after dinner, go for it,’ she said. ‘You’ve only got one body, after all.’ 



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Oldest Briton dies aged 113! Former nurse Bessie was born in 1904 and survived FIVE monarchs http://expressdigest.com/oldest-briton-dies-aged-113-former-nurse-bessie-was-born-in-1904-and-survived-five-monarchs/ Thu, 24 May 2018 00:54:12 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/oldest-briton-dies-aged-113-former-nurse-bessie-was-born-in-1904-and-survived-five-monarchs/
  • Bessie Camm has died aged 113 – just six weeks short of her 114th birthday
  • The former nurse was born in North Yorkshire and lived through both wars
  • She once nursed former Conservative leader William Hague
  • The oldest living person is now Olive Evelyn Boar, of Felixstowe, it is claimed

Britain’s oldest person has died just six weeks short of her 114th birthday. 

Bessie Cam, 113, was officially crowned the oldest Brit in July 2016 when the last person to have the crown died.

The former nurse born in North Yorkshire on June 20, 1904, died at a care home in Rotherham. 

Arthur Balfour was Prime Minister was British prime minister when Bessie was born, and she has seen twenty since.

Bessie Camm was a nurse and once cared for William Hague. She has died just six weeks before her 114th birthday

Bessie Camm's husband John died in 1972. She worked as a nurse and later a ward sister 

Bessie Camm’s husband John died in 1972. She worked as a nurse and later a ward sister 

Bessie who was the tenth oldest person in the world attended a Quaker School before qualifying as a nurse in 1926 at Darlington Hospital.

She went on to become a ward sister and then a theatre sister at Montagu Hospital in Mexborough. 

Bessie worked as a Matron at Richmond Hospital, North Yorskhire, during the Second World War.

Bessie married metallurgist – or scientist specialising in metal – John Camm shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, but they never had children. John died in 1972. 

One of her most famed patients was former Conservative leader William Hague. 

Once asked what the secret to long life was, she replied: ‘Hard work, knowing lovely people and good food. I had a good life as a nurse.’ 

According to the Oldest in Britain website, the oldest living person is now Olive Evelyn Boar, of Felixstowe, who is 113 years old.

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Woman has parcels delivered to her boyfriend to hide shopping habit http://expressdigest.com/woman-has-parcels-delivered-to-her-boyfriend-to-hide-shopping-habit/ Thu, 24 May 2018 00:53:13 +0000 https://expressdigest.com/woman-has-parcels-delivered-to-her-boyfriend-to-hide-shopping-habit/

A woman with a serious online shopping habit has revealed the clever way she hides her spending from her in-laws.

Twitter user @Gerbychic, from London, lives with her boyfriend and his parents, and doesn’t want them knowing how much money she spends online.

She told how she has recently started having her parcels delivered in her boyfriend’s name so he gets the blame for all her purchases.

Her tweet has now gone viral, with hoards of other women saying they were going to try the same trick.

Twitter user @Gerbychic , from London, gets all her parcels delivered under her boyfriend’s name for one very sneaky reason

Gerbychic, who doesn’t user her real name on her Twitter account, said her boyfriend’s parents don’t suspect anything.

She tweeted: ‘Currently living with my boyfriends parents and don’t want them to think I’m wasting all my money on parcels so addressing them all under my boyfriends name 

‘And when he’s not around agreeing with them about how he’s wasting all his money on deliveries. Sorry hun x.’

Her post has gone viral and recieved over 2,800 likes and 37,000 retweets on the website.

She is worried that her boyfriend's parents will judge her for buying so many things online, so wants them to think they're his deliveries-

She is worried that her boyfriend’s parents will judge her for buying so many things online, so wants them to think they’re his deliveries-

Other Twitter users found the post hilarious, with one tweeting: ‘I do this too! Sooo glad I’m not the only one omg [sic].’

‘This is diabolical genius. You’re going to go far in life,’ another said.

A third wrote: ‘Need to start doing this to my house so my own Mam and Dad stop judging me.’ 

Others even suggested ways that Gerbychic could be even more sneaky about hiding her parcels.

The tweet has since gone viral, and other Twitter users have given her tips about how to be more sneaky about it

The tweet has since gone viral, and other Twitter users have given her tips about how to be more sneaky about it

One said: ‘My husband leaves for eork right before the mail is delivered. I have time to throw the boxes out before he comes home lol.’

‘STOP THIS!!! Incredible! So doing this from now on. (Gonna spell his name slightly wrong so I know tho)’ another posted.

A third admitted: ‘I used to get things delivered to work/my friends to make sure my ex’s mum didn’t see how much I ordered.’

‘I do this when my elderly neighbour signs for mine ”oh what’s she been ordering now,”’ a fourth said. 



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Georgie Gardner gets tearful as she discusses her ‘traumatic’ miscarriages http://expressdigest.com/georgie-gardner-gets-tearful-as-she-discusses-her-traumatic-miscarriages/ Thu, 24 May 2018 00:49:18 +0000 https://expressdigest.com/georgie-gardner-gets-tearful-as-she-discusses-her-traumatic-miscarriages/

She has suffered two miscarriages and previously revealed that the harrowing losses took her to a ‘very deep and dark place’.

And Georgie Gardner became emotional as she bravely opened up about her searing grief again on Thursday during a segment about miscarriages on the Today show.

The presenter and mother-of-two, 47, struggled to hold back the tears as she explained that she desperately searched for ‘answers’ after the ordeals.

‘We’re a little emotional over here’: Today show’s Georgia Gardner (pictured) became tearful as she discussed her ‘traumatic’ miscarriages

‘I wanted reasons, I wanted answers, I wanted to know why. I actually had a traumatic experience before I miscarried my first and immediately made that association,’ Georgie explained.

The host said she was left wondering if her ‘traumatic experience’ had caused her miscarriage, but ‘medical advice is that there is no correlation’.

Georgie – who shares daughter Bronte, 12, and son Angus, 10, with her husband Tim Baker – miscarried once at an undisclosed time and a second time at 14 weeks while trying for her third baby. 

She said: ‘One of the common things I came across, having miscarried twice myself, is people immediately asking, “How far along were you? What week were you?”

Grief: The presenter and mother-of-two, 47, explained that she had desperately wanted 'reasons' and 'answers' after the ordeals

Grief: The presenter and mother-of-two, 47, explained that she had desperately wanted ‘reasons’ and ‘answers’ after the ordeals

Loss: Georgie - who shares daughter Bronte, 12, and son Angus (both pictured), 10, with her husband Tim Baker - miscarried once at an undisclosed time and a second time at 14 weeks while trying for her third baby

Loss: Georgie – who shares daughter Bronte, 12, and son Angus (both pictured), 10, with her husband Tim Baker – miscarried once at an undisclosed time and a second time at 14 weeks while trying for her third baby

‘As if to almost suggest that if it was the first trimester, or not far into the second trimester, it almost wasn’t a baby. I found that incredibly offensive.’

The Perth native conceded that people who consoled her were simply trying their best – but weren’t the most tactful in their wording.

‘People mean well, but they just don’t know how to tackle it,’ she admitted. ‘I was very vocal, but I found that quite a lot of people were uncomfortable with that.’

She chatted to writer Dilvin Yasa about the the importance of breaking down taboos surrounding miscarriages during the emotionally-wrought segment.

Unimpressed: Georgie revealed that she found it offensive when people would ask her 'how far along' she was, as though suggesting that 'it wasn't a baby' if she had a miscarriage early on in the pregnancy

Unimpressed: Georgie revealed that she found it offensive when people would ask her ‘how far along’ she was, as though suggesting that ‘it wasn’t a baby’ if she had a miscarriage early on in the pregnancy

Dilvin, who has miscarried twice, said: ‘I entered a really dark stage. 

‘I was so angry, I hated the sun for coming out, the waves for rolling I hated babies, I hated mothers. I sought counselling and joined support groups.’

At the end of the chat, Georgie – clearly struggling to hold back her emotions – said solemnly: ‘I’m so glad we’ve discussed this today, I personally feel it’s a very important topic to address.’

Handing back to hosts Sylvia Jeffreys and Lara Vella, she smiled bravely and said: ‘We’re a little emotional over here.’

Georgie previously revealed that her second miscarriage at around nine to 10 weeks into her pregnancy was a harrowing experience.

Tough topic: 'People mean well, but they just don't know how to tackle it,' she admitted. 'I was very vocal, but I found that quite a lot of people were uncomfortable with that.' (pictured with husband Tim and their two kids) 

Tough topic: ‘People mean well, but they just don’t know how to tackle it,’ she admitted. ‘I was very vocal, but I found that quite a lot of people were uncomfortable with that.’ (pictured with husband Tim and their two kids) 

Speaking to website Show and Tell in 2014, she said she ‘was desperately trying to have number three’ and the loss ‘really rocked me, absolutely rocked me.’

‘Some women I know have miscarriages and are very accepting and say that’s OK, that’s nature taking its course,’ she said, ‘but, my god, it really took me to a very deep and dark place actually.’

‘I’m sure at 39 weeks of course it would be a lot harder, it would be a lot more harrowing than nine or 10 weeks, which was what I was.

‘(But) it was still a life, and still a dream. It’s the possibility… I wanted it so badly.’ 

During her Today show segment, she also referred to Candice Warner, who bravely revealed she had suffered a miscarriage following her husband David’s cricket cheating scandal, which she described as ‘paying the ultimate price’.

Tragic: Georgie referred to Candice Warner (pictured) during the segment, who bravely revealed she had suffered a miscarriage herself following her husband David's cricket cheating scandal - which she described as 'paying the ultimate price'

Tragic: Georgie referred to Candice Warner (pictured) during the segment, who bravely revealed she had suffered a miscarriage herself following her husband David’s cricket cheating scandal – which she described as ‘paying the ultimate price’

Candice was ruthlessly targeted by South African fans leading up to the ill-fated third Test in Cape Town on March 24. Pictured with husband David and their children Ivy Mae and Indi Rae

Candice was ruthlessly targeted by South African fans leading up to the ill-fated third Test in Cape Town on March 24. Pictured with husband David and their children Ivy Mae and Indi Rae

Candice believes her distress at the time could have caused the tragic loss, telling Australian Women’s Weekly: ‘The ordeal from the public humiliations to the ball tampering had taken its toll and, from that moment, we decided no sport, nothing will impact our lives like that again.’

David was banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia after being accused of masterminding a plot to change the condition of the ball during the third Test in Cape Town on March 24.

Candice claimed that she and David – who are parents to daughters Ivy Mae, three, and Indi Rae, two – were overjoyed by the thought of welcoming a third child.

The couple had been trying for a baby since July last year, and were thrilled when Candice’s pregnancy test returned a positive result upon their arrival in South Africa.

David was banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia after being accused of masterminding a plot to change the condition of the ball during the third Test in Cape Town on March 24

David was banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia after being accused of masterminding a plot to change the condition of the ball during the third Test in Cape Town on March 24

When news of the ball-tampering affair broke and they returned to Sydney amid a media frenzy, Candice feared that her unborn child would be affected by the stress and strain of travelling home on the 23-hour flight.

During his post-scandal press conference, David became particularly emotional while apologising to his wife Candice and their two children for the effect his actions had on them.

‘Your love means more than anything to me. I know I would not be anything without you. I’m very sorry for putting you through this and I promise I will never put you through this again,’ a tearful David said. 

A week after the press conference, where Candice was seen sobbing ‘uncontrollably’ alongside her friend Roxy Jacenko, she faced more bad news. 

‘I called Dave to the bathroom and told him I was bleeding. We knew I was miscarrying. We held one another and cried,’ she said. 

Tearful: During his post-scandal press conference, David became particularly emotional while apologising to his wife Candice and their two children for the effect his actions had on them

Tearful: During his post-scandal press conference, David became particularly emotional while apologising to his wife Candice and their two children for the effect his actions had on them

 



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German plot to exclude Britain from EU Galileo satellite programme http://expressdigest.com/german-plot-to-exclude-britain-from-eu-galileo-satellite-programme/ Thu, 24 May 2018 00:45:39 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/german-plot-to-exclude-britain-from-eu-galileo-satellite-programme/

A German-backed clique of Brussels officials in the European Commission is fighting to exclude Britain from the Galileo satellite project.

French officials privately said they were unhappy with proposals that would block Britain from the government and military navigation system after Brexit.

Other nations standing in solidarity with Britain and defending the country against Brussels officials include Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the Baltic states.

A German-backed clique of Brussels officials in the European Commission is fighting to exclude Britain from the Galileo satellite project 

Led by Martin Selmayr, the commission’s top mandarin, the Brussels group is causing some concern among diplomats who believe they could be acting beyond their remit.

Mr Selmayr wrote to Sir Tim Barrow, Britain’s ambassador to the EU, in April with the aim to end British involvement in Galileo without proper consultation.

British ministers will on Thursday demand the EU pay back more than €1 billion, about 12 per cent of Galielo’s budget, that UK taxpayers contributed to the project so far if it is not allowed to participate fully, according to The Times.

Led by Martin Selmayr (pictured), the commission's top mandarin, the Brussels group is causing some concern among diplomats who believe they could be acting beyond their remit.

Led by Martin Selmayr (pictured), the commission’s top mandarin, the Brussels group is causing some concern among diplomats who believe they could be acting beyond their remit.

At the centre of the row, the Brussels clique wants to refuse Britain access to the codes that control the satellite system.

This theoretically allows the EU to switch off the military component of the service at will, which some EU member states believed would create a security threat.

‘It is not acceptable that security is sacrificed to a clique that wants to use Brexit as, what they call, a ‘pedagogical exercise’ in showing the benefits of EU membership and the cost of leaving,’ one European diplomat said.

‘Germany particularly is taken with this idea. Other countries with greater security interests, like France or Spain, are more pragmatic.’

At the centre of the row, the Brussels clique wants to refuse Britain access to the codes that control the satellite system

At the centre of the row, the Brussels clique wants to refuse Britain access to the codes that control the satellite system

Mr Selmayr, the head of the so-called ‘clique’, is close to German economy minister Peter Altmaier.

‘This really is not treating people properly,’ representatives of EU states said of the commission’s failure to respond to Britain’s request for clarification.

‘Britain is still a full member of the EU and to ignore requests made through the proper channels is shocking.

‘There is sympathy for Britain at being treated in this peremptory way.’ 



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European royals very miffed at Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding snub http://expressdigest.com/european-royals-very-miffed-at-harry-and-meghan-royal-wedding-snub/ Thu, 24 May 2018 00:45:18 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/european-royals-very-miffed-at-harry-and-meghan-royal-wedding-snub/

My disclosure last week that junior members of the Royal Family were aghast at not being invited to Prince Harry’s wedding is nothing compared with the disappointment felt by his European cousins.

I am told there was genuine shock when members of foreign royal families who have been invited to all previous big royal weddings realised they were not on the guest list.

‘They are very miffed,’ a royal source tells me.

I am told there was genuine shock when members of foreign royal families who have been invited to all previous big royal weddings realised they were not on the guest list to Harry and Meghan’s nuptials in Windsor on Saturday (pictured) 

‘They invite the Windsors to everything — weddings and big parties — and usually Prince Edward is the only one who turns up. Now they feel as if there has been a Royal Brexit.’

The only foreign royal at St George’s Chapel was Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, with whom Harry founded the Sentebale charity.

Historian Andrew Roberts offered some ribald commentary on the Royal Wedding for U.S. TV.

Remarking on the couple making their last public appearance in the early evening on their wedding day, Roberts said: ‘You didn’t get privacy like this in Iceland in the Middle Ages where five people from the court, including one lawyer, had to watch the marriage being consummated.

‘Can you imagine how off-putting that would be?’

Cue nervous laughter from the NBC presenter, who responded: ‘We need a minute here.’

Historian Andrew Roberts (pictured) offered some ribald commentary on the Royal Wedding for U.S. TV, writes Sebastian Shakespeare 

Historian Andrew Roberts (pictured) offered some ribald commentary on the Royal Wedding for U.S. TV, writes Sebastian Shakespeare 

The idea that Meghan could run for the U.S. presidency, which I floated yesterday, has already received celebrity backing.

Brewing heiress Daphne Guinness, who lives in New York, says she would support the Duchess of Sussex’s candidacy: ‘She’d be the perfect solution,’ says the fashion figure, 50. 

‘It would solve so many problems, and history would come full circle . . . in a good way. It sounds far-fetched, but it is a very good idea.’

Brewing heiress Daphne Guinness (pictured in London in April), who lives in New York, says she would support the Duchess of Sussex's US President 

Brewing heiress Daphne Guinness (pictured in London in April), who lives in New York, says she would support the Duchess of Sussex’s US President 

As Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie has developed a cult following. 

The 6ft 3in actress is now branching out as a model, after being signed up by Kate Moss’s agency, and the new string to her bow already appears to be paying dividends. 

Accounts for her company, Christie Ventures, reveal she made almost £600,000 last year. 

Cold Feet star Fay Ripley, who has two children with actor husband Daniel Lapaine, has forbidden her family from using screens in their bedrooms. 

‘It’s a very difficult thing to manage,’ Ripley, 52, tells me. 

‘Nobody has any screens — TV, computer — us included, in their bedroom. 

‘I also use an app on my phone, OurPact, that allows me to block my daughter from using social media. You can get a bit power crazy with it though.’ 

Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie (pictured) has developed a cult following

Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie (pictured) has developed a cult following



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Inmate is found armed with rifle after escaping from a South Carolina jail with two other prisoners http://expressdigest.com/inmate-is-found-armed-with-rifle-after-escaping-from-a-south-carolina-jail-with-two-other-prisoners/ Thu, 24 May 2018 00:39:39 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/inmate-is-found-armed-with-rifle-after-escaping-from-a-south-carolina-jail-with-two-other-prisoners/

Tyshon Johnson (pictured), 25, was arrested in NC on Tuesday after escaping from a jail in SC with two other inmates 

An inmate has been apprehended after he was found outside a gas station with a rifle, five days after he and two other prisoners escaped from a South Carolina jail when a power outage opened their cell doors. 

US Marshals arrested Tyshon Johnson, 25, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Tuesday more than 200 miles from the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center that he escaped from around 9.38pm Saturday night.  

Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said Wednesday that Johnson was found in a stolen Ford Explorer that was parked at a Shell gas station around 2pm on Tuesday. 

Officers then surrounded the vehicle and took him into custody, according to WLTX. A rifle was found behind the driver’s seat.

Ravenell said Johnson was reaching for the rifle when he was apprehended, and he said he has ‘no doubt he was going to try and use it’.

Johnson had been on the run since Saturday when he escaped along with Curtis Green, 20, and Christopher Boltin, 27.

Ravenell said all three men had a plan and help from both inside and outside the facility. 

‘There’s no doubt there was actually a plan,’ Ravenell said.

  

Curtis Green, 20, is still on the run

Boltin has been recaptured

Johnson had been on the run since Saturday when he escaped along with Curtis Green (left), 20, and Christopher Boltin (right), 27. Green is still on the run but Boltin has been recaptured 

The inmates were able to overpower a prison guard along with dozens of fellow inmates at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center after a brief electrical shortage freed them from their cells by opening the automatic doors

The inmates were able to overpower a prison guard along with dozens of fellow inmates at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center after a brief electrical shortage freed them from their cells by opening the automatic doors

Boltin was recaptured after stealing a car with his father, Hoyte, who was helping him from the outside. They have both been charged and are in custody.  

Hoyte Boltin, 51, is facing a felony charge of aiding an escapee, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.

Green and Johnson were both in custody on separate murder charges and were both awaiting their next court dates. Green remains on the run. 

Johnson was accused of fatally shooting a man at his home in 2011 as part of an armed robbery, while Green is accused of shooting dead a man whose car he was trying to steal in 2015. 

They were able to overpower a prison guard along with dozens of fellow inmates after a brief electrical shortage freed them from their cells by opening the automatic doors. 

Two cells were opened and the men were among nine who tried to escape. 

Boltin was captured after stealing a car with his father, Hoyte (pictured), who was helping him from the outside. Hoyte also was arrested

Boltin was captured after stealing a car with his father, Hoyte (pictured), who was helping him from the outside. Hoyte also was arrested

It is not clear if it was a glitch or if the prisoners orchestrated the power outage themselves. 

As guards struggled to regain control of the jail, Green and Johnson fled on foot. 

They used their blankets to climb over the electrical barbed wire and have not been seen since they ran into the woods which surround the facility.

Other inmates have since told police that the pair were plotting their escape for days and that they planned to go to Florida if they ever made it out, according to Live 5 News.

After the power outage on Saturday, another six inmates tried to jump the fence at the jail but were unsuccessful. 

Police said they stole the officer’s mace and ‘mauled’ him as he tried stop them from escaping.  

It is the second time in a year that an inmate has been able to escape from the old-fashioned jail.

They are asking any member of the public who sees Green not to approach but to call authorities instead.  



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Myleene Klass exhibits her ample assets in plunging leopard print swimwear in Morocco http://expressdigest.com/myleene-klass-exhibits-her-ample-assets-in-plunging-leopard-print-swimwear-in-morocco/ Thu, 24 May 2018 00:38:26 +0000 https://expressdigest.com/myleene-klass-exhibits-her-ample-assets-in-plunging-leopard-print-swimwear-in-morocco/

She is known for her envy-inducing figure. 

And Myleene Klass continued to show off her sensational figure in a leopard print one-piece from new swimwear collection with Littlewoods.

Posing by the pool on a Moroccan getaway, the TV presenter, 40, flaunted her ample bosom and lean legs in the saucy number.

Myleene Klass, 40, continued to show off her sensational figure in a leopard print one-piece from new swimwear collection with Littlewoods

Myleene absolutely sizzled in the sexy swimsuit, which boasted a bold buckle style detailing down the front, complemented her gold bangles.

The beauty scraped her brunette locks into a slick bun while sporting a bronzed coat of make-up. 

In another snap shared to Instagram, Myleene looked unbelievable as she showcased her perfect figure in a bikini with the same animal print.

Standing on a luxury yacht, the beauty left her brunette locks free to effortlessly catch the wind.  

  

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World Cup theft mystery is solved after 52 years http://expressdigest.com/world-cup-theft-mystery-is-solved-after-52-years/ Thu, 24 May 2018 00:29:54 +0000 http://expressdigest.com/world-cup-theft-mystery-is-solved-after-52-years/

The riddle of who stole England’s 1966 Jules Rimet World Cup trophy has finally been solved after more than five decades – with two gangster brothers named as the men behind the infamous heist.

Sidney Cugullere was known among underground circles as liking to boast of being the first Englishman to life the trophy – long before a victorious Bobby Moore got his hands on it at Wembley. 

Cugullere is said to have ‘nicked it for the thrill’ months before England hosted the tournament, 52 years ago next month.

The riddle of who stole England’s 1966 Jules Rimet World Cup trophy has finally been solved after more than five decades – with two gangster brothers named as the men behind the infamous heist (pictured: the trophy after its return in 1966)

An investigation by the Mirror revealed that gangland’s Mr Crafty made off with the cup before it was found again by a dog called Pickles. 

Sidney, an armed robber, then aged 40, stole the trophy alongside his brother Reg, claim three sources, one of which being Reg’s son Gary.  

And he did it just for fun, revealed Gary, who decided to tell the story after he was approached by the Mirror. 

He said: ‘Sidney just nicked it for the thrill – not for financial gain, but just because it was so easy.’

The heist led to one of Scotland Yard’s biggest ever manhunts but Cugullere died of cancer in 2005, aged 79, having never been collared for the crime.

Cugullere, who was jailed for more than 25 years for other offences, made off with the cup from Methodist Central Hall in Westminster, on Sunday March 20, 1966.

Sidney Cugullere was known among underground circles as liking to boast of being the first Englishman to life the trophy - long before a victorious Bobby Moore (pictured) got his hands on it at Wembley

Sidney Cugullere was known among underground circles as liking to boast of being the first Englishman to life the trophy – long before a victorious Bobby Moore (pictured) got his hands on it at Wembley

The trophy had been on display there, on loan from the FA headquarters for only 24 hours – leaving Sidney a short window of time to make his move. 

The exhibition was closed on the Sunday and there were four guards on duty, split into two pairs.

Cugullere apparently drove to Westminster from his home in Walworth, south east London to case the joint.   

Donning a brown removals-style coat, Cugullere walked into the public area and then into the locked room where the trophy was locked inside a cabinet.

Using bolt cutters and other tools he was carrying on him, Cugullere was able to get into the cabinet with ease and become the first Englishman to life the famous trophy. Cugullere put the trophy in his bag and walked out. Gary says his father Reg told him he was also in the Methodist Central Hall, but did not see Sidney take the cup (pictured: Chief Inspector William Little)

Using bolt cutters and other tools he was carrying on him, Cugullere was able to get into the cabinet with ease and become the first Englishman to life the famous trophy. Cugullere put the trophy in his bag and walked out. Gary says his father Reg told him he was also in the Methodist Central Hall, but did not see Sidney take the cup (pictured: Chief Inspector William Little)

Using bolt cutters and other tools he was carrying on him, Cugullere was able to get into the cabinet with ease and become the first Englishman to life the famous trophy.

Cugullere put the trophy in his bag and walked out. Gary says his father Reg told him he was also in the Methodist Central Hall, but did not see Sidney take the cup.  

The pair devised a plan to get hold of a ransom for the cup demanding £15,000 from Chelsea and FA chairman Joe Mears.  

The note, penned by Cugullere, said: ‘Dear Joe Kno (sic) doubt you view with very much concern the loss of the world cup … to me it is only so much scrap gold.’

With the trophy too hot to sell on, they decided to get rid of it quickly and quietly

With the trophy too hot to sell on, they decided to get rid of it quickly and quietly

Threatening that the cup would be ‘for the POT’ if the ransom was not paid in full.

They arranged to meet Mears in Battersea Park, however Mears’ place was taken by Flying Squad chief DI Len Buggy.

Sidney’s friend Ted Betchley, 46, a former docker was arrested but insisted he was just the middleman, paid £500 for his part, and was jailed for just two years. 

With the trophy too hot to sell on, they decided to get rid of it quickly and quietly.

A week later, a border collie called Pickles wrote his name into history by finding it while out on a walk.

Bobby Moore would go on to lift the Cup after England defeated Germany 4-2 in the final.

Neither of the two were ever arrested for their theft and had wreaths in the shape of the Jules Rimet trophy at their funerals.



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