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Florence Pugh Has No Time For People Dissing Her And Boyfriend Zach Braff’s Age Gap

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Florence Pugh had a quick and fiery response on Instagram to a critic of the age gap between the actress and her boyfriend, Zach Braff.On Saturday, the “Little Women” star shared a snapshot of herself outside Greenblatt’s Deli in Los …

New Year, New Start – the Editor

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Tasmanian Times is taking a two-week break from our Saturday editions. The last of 2019 was Saturday 28 December and the first of next year will be 18 January. In between, however, we have some occasional articles scheduled for publication. There is plenty of recent content up for your summer reading. In particular look out […]

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NSW Bushfires: Scott Morrison Pays Tribute To Volunteer Firefighter Killed On Fireground

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In this image made from video, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to firefighters in Mudgee, New South Wales Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Morrison on Monday praised emergency service workers for their efforts to combat fires which raged throughout New South Wales. (Australian Pool via AP)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lead tributes for a NSW volunteer firefighter who died on the fireground on Monday after a truck rolled over in severe winds 70 km east of Albury.  

Two other firefighters suffered burns in the accident. 

“Devastated at the terrible news of the loss of another volunteer firefighter and two others injured near Jingellic in southern NSW where a truck has rolled over. In a separate vehicle another firefighter has been injured,” the PM Tweeted. 

“This is awful news for the families and our sympathies are with them. These are testing times. We are so grateful for the courage and dedication of our firefighters.” 

Devastated at the terrible news of the loss of another volunteer firefighter and two others injured near Jingellic in southern NSW where a truck has rolled over. In a separate vehicle another firefighter has been injured.

— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) December 30, 2019

This is awful news for the families and our sympathies are with them. These are testing times. We are so grateful for the courage and dedication of our firefighters.

— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) December 30, 2019

As many as 11 emergency fire warnings were in place in the state of Victoria, where conditions were expected to become extreme overnight, while fires were also threatening South Australia and Tasmania.

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Tourists and Residents evacuate Victoria holiday spot

Thousands of residents and holiday makers have been told to evacuate a swathe of Victoria as soaring temperatures and strong winds fanned massive bushfires. 

With the mercury set to top 40 degrees Celsius in Melbourne, authorities urged an estimated 30,000 tourists to leave East Gippsland, an area half the size of Belgium.

The fire danger is forecast to be extreme in seven of the state’s nine districts and threatened to close the Princes Highway, a major road artery in the region. 

In this image made from video taken and provided by NSW Rural Fire Service via their twitter account, a firefighter sprays water on a fire moving closer to a home in Blackheath, New South Wales state, Australia Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday apologized for taking a family vacation in Hawaii as deadly bushfires raged across several states, destroying homes and claiming the lives of two volunteer firefighters.(Twitter@NSWRFS via AP)

The warm front is heading rapidly into New South Wales (NSW), with temperatures expected to spike on New Year’s Eve as hundreds of thousands gather around the harbour city of Sydney to watch its famous firework celebrations.

NYE celebrations have been cancelled in Parramatta, Wollongong and Campbelltown due to unsafe weather.  

LORNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 31:  A general view of the crowd at the Valley Stage at Falls Festival on December 31, 2017 in Lorne, Australia.  (Photo by Lagerhaus/WireImage)

Swati Pandey contributed to this report. 

 

 

Republican Senator: Trump Is Not A Role Model For Young People

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Senator James Lankford on Sunday said he does not think President Donald Trump “as a person is a role model for a lot of different youth.”Lankford’s comments came during an interview with CBS News’ “Fac…

Japan Police Find Human Remains In ‘Ghost Boat’ Suspected To Be From North Korea

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TOKYO (Reuters) ― Japanese police found the remains of at least five people in a wooden boat suspected to be from North Korea on the coast of one of Japan’s outlying islands on Saturday, a Coast Guard official said.

Police made the discovery in the wooden boat’s stem around 9:30 a.m. local time on Saturday on Sado island, which is off the coast of Japan’s northwestern prefecture of Niigata, Coast Guard official Kei Chinen said.

Police found the heads of two persons, as well as five bodies, Chinen said, adding that the cause of death is under investigation.

The official could not immediately confirm whether the heads belonged to the five bodies or were from two other people, saying that is being investigated.

The wooden boat ― described by some news outlets as a “ghost boat” ― had letters and numbers written in Korean on its outside, he added.

‘Ghost boat’ containing human remains washes up on Japanese island https://t.co/vMpbOHUzr5

— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 28, 2019

A police officer first spotted the wooden boat on Friday afternoon. Police waited until Saturday before entering it due to unstable weather.

The discovery on Saturday marks the second time since last month that a wooden boat has washed up on the shores of Sado island, Chinen said.

Part of a wooden boat containing human remains and suspected to be from North Korea is seen along a shore of Sado island, Niigata Prefecture, Japan on December 28, 2019. 

The grisly find adds to the troubles that Japan and South Korea have with their neighbor North Korea, as strained diplomatic ties over the North’s nuclear arms program could make an investigation difficult to carry out.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given the United States until the end of the year to propose new concessions in talks over his country’s nuclear arsenal and reducing tensions between the adversaries.

Also on Friday, Japanese public broadcaster NHK sent a news bulletin that incorrectly reported North Korea had launched a missile that fell into waters east of the Japanese archipelago, issuing an apology explaining it was a media training alert.

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Thai SEAL Dies Of Blood Infection Contracted In Soccer Team Cave Rescue

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BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai navy SEAL who was part of the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave has died of a blood infection contracted during the risky operation, the Royal Thai Navy said.Petty Officer 1st Class Bayroo…

25 Must-See Beauty Moments Of 2019

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Tracee Ellis Ross and Lizzo all blessed us with major hair and makeup moments this year.

Celebrities often talk about the “village” it takes to get them, above-average-looking people, ready for an event. But it’s for good reason: Hairstylists and makeup artists work tirelessly behind the scenes to create aesthetically pleasing masterpieces, from the subtle and delicate to the wild and outrageous.

A few of those looks — 25, to be exact — sparkled a bit more brightly in our 2019 memories than others. We thought it only fitting to pay homage to the talented artistry and eye-catching results ― and we don’t just mean Billy Porter’s Met Gala glam

There was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s fiery red lip, Judge Judy’s clip-in ponytail, and Michelle Obama’s entire book tour. There was Megan Rapinoe at the ESPYs, Lizzo at the American Music Awards, Lizzo basically everywhere she went, and so many more. 

Check out 25 of our must-see beauty moments from 2019 below. 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on the day of her congressional swearing-in ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Jan 3. Her favorite red lip is Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lip in Beso.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on the day of her congressional swearing-in ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Jan 3. Her favorite red lip is Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lip in Beso.

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Janelle Monáe at the Golden Globes after-party in Los Angeles on Jan. 6. Makeup by Jessica Smalls using Armani products. Hair by Nikki Nelms.

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe at the Golden Globes after-party in Los Angeles on Jan. 6. Makeup by Jessica Smalls using Armani products. Hair by Nikki Nelms.

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Tracee Ellis Ross at the Grammys in Los Angeles on Feb. 10. Makeup by Lisa Storey using Pat McGrath products. Hair by Araxi Lindsey.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross at the Grammys in Los Angeles on Feb. 10. Makeup by Lisa Storey using Pat McGrath products. Hair by Araxi Lindsey.

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Awkwafina at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. Makeup by Mai Quynh using Kiehl's and Armani products. Hair by Anh Co Tran.

Awkwafina

Awkwafina at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. Makeup by Mai Quynh using Kiehl’s and Armani products. Hair by Anh Co Tran.

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Lady Gaga at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. Makeup by Sarah Nicole Tanno. Hair by Frederic Aspiras.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. Makeup by Sarah Nicole Tanno. Hair by Frederic Aspiras.

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Zoë Kravitz at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. Makeup by Nina Park using YSL products, hair by Nikki Nelms.

Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. Makeup by Nina Park using YSL products, hair by Nikki Nelms.

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Judge Judy Sheindlin at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on May 5. Sheindlin's clip-in ponytail caused quite a stir when it premiered this year. 

Judge Judy Sheindlin

Judge Judy Sheindlin at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on May 5. Sheindlin’s clip-in ponytail caused quite a stir when it premiered this year. 

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Sophie Turner at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6. Makeup by Georgie Eisdell using Pat McGrath products, hair by Christian Wood.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6. Makeup by Georgie Eisdell using Pat McGrath products, hair by Christian Wood.

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Lupita Nyong'o at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6. Makeup by Nick Barose. Hair by Vernon Francois.

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6. Makeup by Nick Barose. Hair by Vernon Francois.

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Ashley Graham at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6. Makeup by Kate Synnott. Hair by Justine Marjan. 

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6. Makeup by Kate Synnott. Hair by Justine Marjan

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Billy Porter at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6. Makeup by La Sonya Gunter using Pat McGrath products. 

Billy Porter

Billy Porter at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6. Makeup by La Sonya Gunter using Pat McGrath products. 

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Elle Fanning at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6. Makeup by Erin Ayanian Monroe. Nails by Mar y Sol Inzerillo. Hair by Jenda.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6. Makeup by Erin Ayanian Monroe. Nails by Mar y Sol Inzerillo. Hair by Jenda.

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Michelle Obama during a stop on her book tour in Atlanta on May 11. Makeup by Carl Ray. Hair by Yene Damtew.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama during a stop on her book tour in Atlanta on May 11. Makeup by Carl Ray. Hair by Yene Damtew.

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Issa Rae at the Women in Film Gala in Los Angeles on June 12. Makeup by Joanna Simkin. Hair by Ashley Noel. 

Issa Rae

Issa Rae at the Women in Film Gala in Los Angeles on June 12. Makeup by Joanna Simkin. Hair by Ashley Noel

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Megan Rapinoe at the ESPYs in Los Angeles on July 10. Makeup by Joanna Simkin. Hair by Riawana Capri. 

Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe at the ESPYs in Los Angeles on July 10. Makeup by Joanna Simkin. Hair by Riawana Capri

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Missy Elliott on the August 2019 Marie Claire cover. Makeup by Alexandra Butler. Hair by Kellon Deryck.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on Princess Charlotte's first day of school in London on Sept. 5. 

The Duchess of Cambridge

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on Princess Charlotte’s first day of school in London on Sept. 5. 

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Jennifer Lopez at the "Hustlers" premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez at the “Hustlers” premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7.

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Jonathan Van Ness at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 4. Hair and makeup by Jonathan Van Ness and Patty Carrillo. 

Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 4. Hair and makeup by Jonathan Van Ness and Patty Carrillo

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Mandy Moore at the Emmys in Los Angeles on Sept. 11. Makeup by Jenn Streicher. Hair by Ashley Streicher. 

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore at the Emmys in Los Angeles on Sept. 11. Makeup by Jenn Streicher. Hair by Ashley Streicher

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex during the royal tour to South Africa on Oct. 2.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex during the royal tour to South Africa on Oct. 2.

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Dakota Johnson at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 27. 

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 27. 

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Lizzo performing at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. Makeup by Alexx Mayo. Hair by Shelby Swain.

Lizzo

Lizzo performing at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. Makeup by Alexx Mayo. Hair by Shelby Swain.

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Big Freedia and Kesha at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. Big Freedia's makeup by Laken LaSheir. Kesha's makeup by Vittorio Masecchia.

Big Freedia and Kesha

Big Freedia and Kesha at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. Big Freedia’s makeup by Laken LaSheir. Kesha’s makeup by Vittorio Masecchia.

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Rihanna at the Fashion Awards in London on Dec. 2. Makeup by Priscilla Ono using Fenty products. Hair by Yusef Williams. 

Rihanna

Rihanna at the Fashion Awards in London on Dec. 2. Makeup by Priscilla Ono using Fenty products. Hair by Yusef Williams

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Ashlyn Harris And Ali Krieger, US Women’s Soccer Stars, Get Married

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The gods of the soccer world are likely smiling down on earth.World champion soccer players Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris of the US Women’s National Team got married before their friends and family at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Flor…

Here Are Obama’s Favourite Books, Movies And Shows From 2019

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Continuing a much-loved annual tradition, former President Barack Obama shared his favorite books, movies and TV shows of the year.On Saturday, Obama posted his book list, writing, “Here are the books that made the last year a little brighte…

Representative John Lewis Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

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Representative John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon, announced Sunday that he has been diagnosed with, and is undergoing treatment for, stage 4 pancreatic cancer.“I have been in some kind of fight ― for freedom, equality, basic …

Warning Over Deadly ‘LEGO’ Ecstasy Pills

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Warning over deadly light blue LEGO pills

Authorities have warned about a “dangerous” batch of high-dose (ecstasy) pills doing the roundsin the shape of light blue ‘LEGO’ blocks. 

The pills, recently seized and tested in northern NSW, contain double or even triple the common dose and have prompted NSW Health to issue an official warning ahead of New Year’s Eve.

The average dose of MDMA in the light blue “LEGO” shaped tablets was 150mg.  NSW Health also warned of blue triangular/shield shaped tablets, stamped with a “TESLA” logo.

Professor of Medicine at Monash University Paul Komesaroff said the effects of overdoses of ecstasy from the LEGO tablets would be more intense than the effects of smaller doses, to the point where it could be fatal.

“Such effects may include confusion, paranoia, anxiety, elevated body temperature and excessive sweating, abdominal pain, very high blood pressure and an irregular and rapid heartbeat, kidney failure, seizures, and loss of consciousness,” he told HuffPost Australia.  

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28: Festival goers near the first aid station and pill testing area as they attend Groovin The Moo 2019 on April 28, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

Professor Komesaroff said while it is good that NSW Health has provided advice about the LEGO and Tesla pills (which may save people from injury or even loss of life) it is “surely also appropriate to warn them about others too” through introducing pill testing to Australian summer events. 

“Pill testing can help identify other specially risky preparations individuals might obtain, but it also provides an opportunity to advise many potential users of the risks to which they might be exposing themselves” he said. 

“Careful, respectful and accurate education of potential drug users is one of the main advantages of pill testing which presumably both the Government and the police vigorously support.”   

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Professor Komesaroff also warned that hot weather will also increase the dangers.

“When ecstasy is taken with alcohol or in hot weather with inadequate water intake the effects are increased still further,” he said. 

The NSW Government recently announced Amnesty Bins would be placed at some music festivals so patrons can throw out illegal drugs without fear of prosecution or penalty but Professor Komesaroff said this strategy doesn’t come without complications. 

“This would require a cumbersome legal arrangement much more complicated than that required for the proposed testing programs,” he said. 

There has been six deaths at recent NSW music festivals, which found MDMA toxicity was the cause of death in five people, and combined MDMA and cocaine toxicity in one person. 

Professor Andrew Dawson, Clinical Director of the NSW Poisons Information Centre urged anyone who was unwell from MDMA to immediately call Triple Zero.

“Importantly, look after your mates. If you feel unwell, or if your friend feels unwell, do something about it. Don’t ignore it. You won’t get into trouble for seeking medical care,” he said.

Taste of Tasmania Opens: Stallholders Tell us the Inside Story

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Taste of Tasmania opens

  Our audio feature on the Taste of Tasmania includes a pakana welcome in palawa kani and English; Taste food curator Megan Quill talking about the food offerings; Moo Brew‘s Dave McGill on independent brewers; Will Chapman of Tasmanian Pasta & Sauce Company talking pasta and gnocchi; Sarah Anderson of the Tasmanian Fruit Pie Company […]

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