Email By Sarah Farnsworth Posted December 08, 2019 06:27:08 Photo: The public hearings into the use of Nicola Gobbo as a police informant have thrown up dozens of extraordinary revelations. (ABC/AAP) Related Story: Nicola Gobbo ordered to give evidence despite fears of 'psychotic mental health breakdown' Related Story: Lawyer X royal commission not convinced Nicola Gobbo too sick to front up Related Story: Lawyer X Nicola Gobbo unlikely to front royal commission due to 'mental anguish' Map: Melbourne 3000 A flurry of death threats, doctored witness statements, sexual flings with police officers and a convicted murderer walking free — the Lawyer X royal commission has turned up no shortage of bombshells. And it's about to get bigger.For the next two weeks, Victoria Police's bigwigs past and present will take to the stand to explain what they knew, what they did with that knowledge and why.For those of you wanting to brush up on your knowledge of one of the biggest … [Read more...] about Six bombshell moments from the Lawyer X royal commission into Nicola Gobbo’s informer role
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Taking into account the way modern culture influences excited mums and dads, parenting site BabyCenter has made some educated predictions about the names we’ll see in 2019. And it seems the future is very contemporary. A parenting website has predicted the baby names they think will be popular in 2019. While some are to be expected, others are just plain weird. Picture: iStockSource:istock Gone are the ’90s throwbacks we’ve been enjoying a surge of in Australia recently, such as Sophia and Leo, which both ranked in the top 10 for girls and boys in 2018. Instead we’re likely to take inspiration from our favourite sports brands, like Van and Chuck. Other popular sneaker brands that could work as baby names include Brooks, Diadora, Fila, and Puma, the site said. But that’s not all, Adidas and Nike footwear lines Stan, Smith, Jordan and Monarch are also inspiring prospective parents. Inspiration is also coming from royalty, and the announcement of Meghan … [Read more...] about These are the unusual names we’ll be calling our kids in 2019
The Prince of Wales is representing the Queen at the event hosted by the US ambassador. He was accompanied by wife Camilla for dinner at Winfield House in London’s exclusive Regent’s Park, reports The Sun. The house is the official residence of ambassador Woody Johnson and has been owned by the US since 1955. Camilla and Charles attended a dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States, with the Trumps. Picture: APSource:AP The royal couple posed for pictures with the Trumps outside the house after arriving from their own home, Clarence House. Tonight’s dinner is a formal “reply” to last night’s state banquet, allowing Mr Trump to repay Her Majesty’s hospitality. MORE: Trump’s ham-fisted Royal handshake MORE: PM promises Brexit bonus for Aussies MORE: US considered tariffs against Australia US President Donald Trump waits to greet Charles and Camilla. Picture: AFPSource:AFP Mr Trump was placed … [Read more...] about Donald Trump spends final evening of UK tour at dinner with Prince Charles and Camilla
Email By Bridget Judd and Catherine Taylor Posted December 07, 2019 05:00:20 Photo: What do we do if smoke haze becomes the new norm? (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: This graph shows how bad Sydney's smoke has been Related Story: Sydney smoke here to stay, authorities warn Related Story: Even if you don't live near a bushfire, your health could be at risk Map: Australia While towns along the east coast battle the blazes threatening to devour their homes, Sydney is fighting a different enemy: the pall of smoke that's choking the city.The air quality is already three times worse than at any moment in the past five years — and it's not showing signs of slowing down.Cue the familiar jibes about something not being taken seriously until it reaches Sydney. But fire ecologist Professor David Bowman says the city's woes are a sign of the state's bigger problem."The classic disaster narrative is disaster, [and then] disaster ends," he says."But this [fires] is not … [Read more...] about Smoke and bushfires are the new norm, so how do we beat the ‘airpocalypse’?
There’s a good reason why the world’s athletes and superstars come to rest and relax in Dubai. There are internationally acclaimed havens such as the Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and multi-award winning Saray Spa at JW Marriott Marquis. Dubai is known for its signature spa experiences. With beauty salons, Turkish hammams and day spas, you can try 24-carat gold facials, kids’ nail salons and desert spas. Slip into a high relaxation state with a holiday glow this season. FOR A ROYAL RETREAT THE SPA: Palace Downtown The Spa at the regal Palace Downtown offers authentic treatments to match the Arabian setting, the spa uses a range of premium and organic beauty brands such as Natura Bisse and Les Sens de Marrakesh. The signature One Desert Journey (AED950 for 105 minutes) includes a body scrub with desert sand and salt, followed by an herbal massage with Moroccan mint oil. Indulge in a couples' treatment or try the signature Fusion Massage, a confluence … [Read more...] about It’s time for that holiday glow: The best spas and wellness centres in Dubai to detox and recharge your batteries