Teen petrified as snake crawls in car

“Myself, one of my brothers and my mum were in her car backing out of our driveway on our way to McDonald’s when we saw the snake go under and up into my car, which was parked out the front,” Sophie Halbert told news.com.au. “When I first saw it go under my car, I hoped like hell it would continue on … but it moved upwards into my engine. I was petrified, and meant to work today. “It was terrifying. There was no way I was getting into that car.”…

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Barrie Cassidy visibly upset over missing Hawke meeting

Cassidy had a close relationship with Hawke after he worked as the PM’s press secretary from 1986 to 1991, Former Labor MP Craig Emerson, who was very close to Mr Hawke and was often seen as his surrogate son, urged Cassidy in recent weeks to visit the former PM “sooner rather than later”. “And I didn’t,” Cassidy said, looking visibly upset on air tonight. “I didn’t because of the campaign. I was going to do it after the campaign and I didn’t.” Host Karina Carvalho acknowledged his emotional reaction, saying…

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Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson calls upon Cooper Cronk, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves to fill Boyd Cordner void

Without him, Robinson has called upon Cooper Cronk and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves to fill the void. “Boyd is a strong voice, Jake is a strong voice, so we are going to need some guys to fill that void and stand up tomorrow night,” Robinson said. Leadership team: Jake Friend, left, and fellow Roosters co-captain Boyd Cordner.Credit:AAP “[Cordner’s] not going to be there tomorrow night. Another man needs to stand there and say we are going to do this and follow me. “Jared is the man for that and Cooper is the…

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social media tributes pour in

Tributes have poured in for Bob Hawke, Labor’s longest-serving prime minister, from across the political spectrum. The campaign’s last-minute sledging and criticisms were put aside for an evening as former and current MPs from the Coalition, Labor and the Greens paid their respects on social media. Here are some notable Australians who took to social media to remember the Labor legend. Prime Minister Scott Morrison Politics

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Why Hawke will go down as a legend

A natural with ordinary Australians, Hawke’s tremendous intellect was hidden behind a larrikin sense of humour. He is remembered for moments such as 1983 when Australia took the America’s Cup off the US, and dressed in a patriotic jacket Hawke quipped that “Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum”. He was remembered in recent years for sculling a schooner of beer at the Sydney Cricket Ground during a Test. This was a nod to his university years in Britain in 1954 when he sculled…

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BWX) smashed after revealing profit downgrade and new CEO

Investors responded by slicing 32.50 per cent off BWX’s share price cutting it to as low as $1.38, its lowest point seen since January and well below its $7.74 high of early 2018. The stock recovered a little by day’s end trading at $1.70 in the late afternoon representing a one day fall of 15.25 per cent. Mr Fenlon, a current non-executive director of BWX, said he was excited to confront the “challenges shareholders want us to face into” when he begins his role as global CEO in July. Former…

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Bob Hawke, the leader with the common touch, fought to the end for another Labor government

But the man who was the most successful and long-serving Labor prime minister in Australian history was not about to waste the time left to him: he devoted his very last days to giving Bill Shorten and his party a leg-up. This week, just six days after putting aside old hard feelings and sitting alongside Paul Keating, his former Treasurer and the man who succeeded him as prime minister, to endorse Shorten’s economic agenda, Hawke released an open letter praising Labor’s latest leader for laying out a wide-ranging policy agenda…

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Australia grieves over death of Bob Hawke

Mr Hawke’s wife Blanche d’Alpuget announced the tragic news in a statement this evening, saying he died “peacefully at home”. This is how the country is reacting. Obituary: Former prime minister Bob Hawke dead at 89 THE MEDIA Ms d’Alpuget’s statement came while 7.30 was airing its prerecorded election interviews with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Host Leigh Sales briefly interrupted those interviews to inform viewers of Mr Hawke’s death, and appeared to be fighting back tears as she listed his achievements. “It’s my very sad…

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Brisbane Broncos prop Payne Haas to end Ramadan one day before potential State of Origin debut

Haas played his first match during Ramadan for the Broncos in their comprehensive win over Manly at night during Magic Round and faces the prospect of training during daylight hours during the entire Origin preparation without taking in fluids. Loading Canterbury wizard El Masri, whose all-time points-scoring record was eclipsed only this year by Cameron Smith, famously undertook pre-season torture sessions during longer daylight hours in summer without food or drink. “From an athlete’s point of view, it’s extremely hard,” El Masri said. “Water is the biggest issue when trying to…

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Harvey Weinstein’s former studio seeks liquidation in bankruptcy court

The move to liquidate requires approval by the bankruptcy judge. The Weinstein Co. has been negotiating for more than a year with insurers, creditors and women who have sued for compensation for abuse, and the filing could be legal maneuvering intended to speed up a resolution. Loading The filing said efforts to resolve legal claims by some of the women had stalled in recent months, putting more strain on dwindling resources. But lawyers for some of the women and the New York attorney general’s office painted a more optimistic picture…

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