Murray Goulburn sale clears final hurdle

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Murray Goulburn’s Koroit factory. Picture: Rob GunstoneThe sale offormer leading dairy processor Murray Goulburn (MG) to Canadian dairy giant has cleared its final hurdle with the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approvingthe acquisition.
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MG spokesman said Saputo had advised it on Wednesday of the FIRB’s decision.

MG said it expected to complete the $1.3 billion sale of the cooperative to Saputo byMay 1, this year.

It said the initial distribution of 80c a share from the sale to shareholders and unitholders will take place on May 15.

The date on which MG will record those on its list of shareholders and unitholders in the MG Unit Trust, and who will receive the 80c a share or unit,has been set at April 23.

Under the terms of the sale, Saputo has agreed to divest itself of MG’s Koroit plant to counterconcerns from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commision that it would have too much control of the regional milk market if it kept the plant.

Saputo already owns the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter factory at Allansford.

The Weekly Times has quoted a Saputo spokesman as saying the Canadian company hopes to sell the Koroit plant by the end of June.

The report said at least two Australian companies had already had talks with Saputoto express their interest in the Koroit plant.

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Vegemite verdict: Putting Darby Street’s $7 gourmet toast to the test

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Vegemite verdict: Putting Darby Street’s $7 gourmet toast to the test TweetFacebookNewcastle Heraldthe $7 meal served on Monday to regular customerHuon Oliver was meant to give the simple offering a “bit more presentation”.
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“To be quite honest, it’s an off-menu item,” she said. “We tend not to focus too heavily on our toast offerings, we do put a fair bit of effort into our poached eggs and smashed avocado on toast.

“But if someone does come in and they request good old-fashioned Vegemite on toast, then we’re prepared to gourmet it up and get some master chef action on the plate.”

Mr Oliver, who lives nearby at The Hill, said he was dining with a friend who had returned from overseas and was “craving” thespread.

Hisoriginal Instagram photo of the meal was shared by popular social-media accountBrown Cardigan, who spread the word about the $7 meal to their 349,000 Instagram followers.

“One of our regulars was in for a quick bite to eat,” Ms Reid said. “He was a bit smitten with our attention to detail. He popped it up on his Instagram and it’s gone from there.

“It’s sparked a fierce debate –not all positive, but we’re not taking it too seriously. The dish itself wasn’t meant to be taken too seriously.

“Maybe it’s the debate the nation needed to have.”

When theHeraldsampled the meal on Wednesday, Core Espresso cook NathanMcCarter said the item was proving popular after the attention.

“Our version is a representation of what we do here, we do take a lot of pride in presentation and quality,” he said.

“It’s a little bit up-market and high-end, but it fits in with the rest of menu. If it’s getting people in here, it’s all good.”

Asked if there was any secret to the meal,Mr McCarter said “any type of coffee” would complement the offering.

“We don’t like to judge anyone’s preference on [the amount of] Vegemite, that’s why we don’t put it on there. We leave it up to them.

“Anything goes with Vegemite really, we do have a few people add to the Vegemite – avocado’s been super popular …getting a scoop of avo on there.”

Newcastle Herald

Skull and Bones warns of impostor pranks

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Impostors have been contacting Yale students purporting to represent the Skull and Bones fraternity.Skull and Bones, the secret society at Yale University, is warning of an impostor who has called some students purporting to recruit them and then asking them to complete a humiliating challenge.
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The campus society has figured prominently in books, films and conspiracy theories. Its secrecy has fuelled the public’s curiosity about a group that counts former Secretary of State John Kerry and both Presidents Bush among its past members.

The note sent out to members of Yale’s junior class through the student government was a rare public statement, according to David Alan Richards, author of Skulls and Keys: The Hidden History of Yale’s Secret Societies.

“While famously its mantra has been ‘Never respond, never explain,’ because it doesn’t see itself as a public organisation, in today’s climate to have allowed that to happen could conceivably damage the society’s reputation,” Richards said. “It was a foul thing to do.”

The Yale police department has received three complaints of harassing phone calls from somebody claiming to be from Skull and Bones, according to university spokesman Tom Conroy, who said the cases remain open. Some students described an anonymous caller who instructed them to hand their phones to somebody nearby and that asked that person questions about the student’s sex life.

Cole Addonizio, a Yale junior, said he suspected it was a prank soon after he received a call from somebody who said it was the start of the “tap” process. He played along and handed his phone to his brother, who was asked inappropriate questions. They hung up on the caller.

“I figured it was a prank since I hadn’t heard about them calling them like this,” Addonizio said.

Skull and Bones, which dates back to 1832, said in its note to students that the prank caller was exploiting the society’s “mysterious nature” and encouraged people who received such calls to report the incident to Yale police or their college dean.

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No 60 Minutes defamation payout for father

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Mouhammad Tabbaa won’t receive any payout after losing most of his case against 60 Minutes.An “uncaring, brutal and irresponsible” father will not receive a cent in damages after losing most of his defamation case against 60 Minutes, a Sydney judge has ruled.
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Divorced couple Mouhammad and Pamela Tabbaa are facing a hefty legal bill after a jury accepted as true their daughter’s 2014 interview about being kidnapped at 13 and held captive by her relatives in Syria for almost five years.

But the NSW Supreme Court jury in December also found that a Nine Network news item conveyed an untrue meaning that Mr Tabbaa forced Nadia Tabbaa to marry her cousin at 13 and sold her off to her cousin’s family in Syria.

Justice Desmond Fagan on Thursday ruled the father wasn’t entitled to any payout due to his already damaged reputation and his recovery of compensation from another media organisation for substantially publishing the same story.

The accepted circumstances “portray him as an uncaring, brutal and irresponsible parent who abandoned his child to others at all times”, the judge said.

Nadia Tabbaa’s time in Damascus was characterised by “denial of education, serfdom, religious indoctrination, physical and mental abuse and periodic exhibition as a marriage prospect through her mid-teens”.

The jury accepted Ms Tabbaa’s evidence detailing traumatic events including being forced to undergo a virginity test in Jordan and being subjected to violence and abuse from her father who threatened to slit her throat after she escaped back to Sydney when she was 18.

“Ms Tabbaa’s evidence was impressive and consistently supported by the defendants’ other witnesses,” the judge said.

But her father’s denials were “strained and implausible” and his chief supporting witness, Pamela Tabbaa, was “clearly untruthful”.

The judge said the jury’s failure to find that Mr Tabbaa forced his daughter to marry her second cousin was not inconsistent with her evidence that she took part in a form of marriage according to local custom.

No measurable compensable hurt to his feelings would flow from the false portrayals of his forcing her to marry at 13 and selling her off, as the other findings showed “a man completely lacking compassion or sense of responsibility for his daughter”.

He was interested in her “only to the extent of fearing she might infringe his preoccupying concern with her chastity or that she might in some other respect disobey his wishes”.

The parents are appealing against the jury’s decisions.

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Broncos NRL coach Bennett in media walkout

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Wayne Bennett asked media to back off when quizzed about his coaching future before walking away.Wayne Bennett has walked out on a media conference after he taking exception to questions about his coaching future.
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Not the biggest media fan at the best of times, Bennett lost patience and left on Thursday after being queried about a report linking Melbourne’s Craig Bellamy to Brisbane.

“I am coach here next year – that could change. But if you don’t want to talk about the footy, I will leave it at that,” said Bennett before walking off.

On the eve of the Broncos’ clash with Melbourne, the News Corp Australia report claimed the Storm’s off-contract coach Bellamy had not ruled out moving next year to Brisbane.

Bennett, 68, is off contract at the end of 2019 but his future has been questioned with the club reportedly making a play for North Queensland’s Paul Green before he re-signed this week with the Cowboys.

In the report, Bellamy said that he had not “ruled out any option” including becoming Broncos coach or even taking up a coaching consultancy role at Brisbane.

Bellamy first cut his teeth 20 years ago as a Broncos assistant under Bennett.

Before Bennett left the media conference, reporters did have enough time to ask him for his thoughts on Bellamy as a potential Broncos coach.

“You had Paul Green here a month ago – now we have moved on,” Bennett said.

“We have a great game of footy tomorrow. Let’s leave the rest of it for you guys to speculate – I certainly don’t want to buy into the rubbish.

“Nothing is permanent; nothing is temporary – even for coaches. I am coach here next year for as far as I know.”

Asked if he could work with Bellamy as a Brisbane co-coach, Bennett said: “I am not responding to any of your speculation.

“You have to get on shows and talk for hours. At the end of the day, you have nothing to talk about so you make it up.

“There is a great game of footy tomorrow; I will talk to you about that.”

Quizzed further about Bellamy, Bennett clearly had had enough.

“Thanks guys, you had your chance,” he said as he walked away.

Bennett did confirm prop Matt Lodge (ribs) had been cleared to play.

Cronulla recruit Jack Bird remains in the Broncos’ halves with Kodi Nikorima (hip) starting on the bench.

Melbourne (5th; 3-3 record) have won their past seven games against Brisbane (8th; 3-3) at Suncorp Stadium.


* Brisbane’s win percentage against Melbourne (30.2 per cent) is their worst against any team in club history, winning 13 of 43 and just two of the past 15

* The Storm are being awarded the most penalties of any team this season (averaging 10.5 per game), while the Broncos receive the least (6.3pg)

* Melbourne are making the most errors of any team this season, averaging 13.5 per game

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Aloisi’s Roar steeled for A-League finals

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Coach John Aloisi will lead a resurgent Brisbane Roar into the A-League finals series.There have been better times to be John Aloisi – one memorable World Cup qualifying moment springs to mind – but not many than right now.
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Aloisi leads his resurgent Brisbane Roar side into an A-League final against Melbourne City on Friday night.

The Roar snuck into finals in sixth place, but with a body of work over the last three months that suggests anything is possible.

They’ve won seven of their last 11 matches, a record only Sydney FC can match.

They were last-out winners at AAMI Park, ending a four-year hoodoo at the ground for the club.

And with several stars enjoying a return to fitness, there’s enough evidence to suggest the Roar could be a serious finals wildcard.

Aloisi told AAP a mid-season heart-to-heart with his players – then sitting two points off the bottom of the table, with just 13 points from 16 games – laid the basis for their turnaround.

“Eleven games ago we sat down as a group and we discussed what we believed we could still do,” he said.

“Everyone said we believed we could still make finals.

“We knew we had a bad start. A terrible off-season and pre-season with plenty of stuff going on and off the pitch.

“No one made excuses. We just stuck at it, made sure that when we got players back fit we performed well and picked up points. That’s what we did.”

Aloisi said their round 20 away win over Melbourne Victory was a turning point.

“It was the big boost. Matt McKay said ‘I can’t remember the last game we’ve won here’,” he said.

“He was so excited. I could tell then it was happening. Being the only team to beat Sydney FC at Allianz added to it.”

Against City, Aloisi predicts an “open and entertaining game”, name-checking Daniel Arzani and Bruno Fornaroli as creative forces that will be tough to contain.

But he says the Roar’s weapons will also leave their mark after growing into the season.

“Henrique’s getting fit. (Eric) Bautheac understands the league, like (Massimo) Maccarone,” he said.

“(Thomas) Kristensen has been massive for us, he has been driving the midfield.

“And (Ivan) Franjic came in late but now he’s looking strong. They’re all looking strong.”

With all that, there’s plenty of reasons for Brisbane to be up for their elimination final.

Aloisi says it out-weighs the fact that his day of reckoning comes against his former side.

“It doesn’t make a difference at all for me. It’s all about Brisbane Roar,” he said.

“We’re fully focused, ready, and we can’t wait.”

Australian Associated Press

Mother’s Day homeware ideas

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Chill: Imagine your Mum relaxing next to this cosy outdoor fire.
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This Mother’s Day, instead of giving mum items for the home that relate to chores, why not give her something that will help her relax.

Here are a few gift ideas that will help you to give your mum a reason to sit and enjoy being appreciated.

Decofire Caleo Firepit Decofire rrp $99.

This compact fire pit is perfect for intimate gatherings in smaller outdoor living areas. A fashionable combination of black and granite coloured exterior and integrated wood storage, brings style and practicality to the outdoors. Available at Bunnings.

Paper Saver notebook from $25.

Feel guilty wasting work or study paper?The Paper Saver Notebook allows you to put your scrap paper to further use, reducing waste, and doing a bit more for the environment – in a stylish way.

Made from high quality faux leather, the Classic Paper Saver encases a functionally designed spring steel binder inside to allow you to insert your old print outs so that the back blank sides of the otherwise would-be discarded paper become the pages of your elegant bounded notebook. There is alsoa Leather Paper Saver which also has card and document holders made of washable Kraft paper (tear and spill resistant).

The Classic Paper Saver comes in black, brown, red, or teal at $25 each and the Leather Paper Saver is black at $60 each. Available from www.papersaver南京夜网.au

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Scandi Aspect rrp kettle$159, toaster $169.

Following the success of Morphy Richards Scandi range of Aspect kettles and toasters, the leading small kitchen appliance company has further enhanced the collection with a colour that never loses its allure, deep blue.The wooden trim enhances the sleek modern design with a sophisticated Scandinavian feel.

The kettle has a 1.5L capacity,360 degree cordless base, removable limescale filter and a two-year warranty, domestic use only.

The Scandi Aspect toaster, not only makes a statement, but also the perfect toast.Features include two or four slice operation, deep self-centring toasting slots, re-heat button, high rise function and pause and check function.

The Morphy Richards Scandi range of Aspect kettles and toasters are also available in white, titanium, black, azure, teal, stone and dusty pink.

Scandi Aspect appliances.

Vandals hit historic Gallipoli Club in lead-up to Anzac Day

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Vandals hit historic Gallipoli Club in lead-up to Anzac Day TweetFacebookBEAUMONT Street’s Gallipoli Legion Club is calling for public help to find those responsible for graffiti scrawled across its facade a week out from Anzac Day.
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The club posted photos and CCTV footage on its website, deploring the “disrespectful low life delinquents” responsible.

“ANZAC Day is 1 week away and this is how some youths treat the club which was built by the men of ANZAC,” chief executive Michael Cleary wrote in a social media post.

The Gallipoli Legion Club was built in the 1950s after the Gallipoli Legion of ANZAC’s Newcastle branch president, Jack Buxton, won permission to host the first race meeting in Australia held on Anzac Day.

After three years, the proceeds from the day were used to buy a property, build a clubhouse and seek a liquor licence.

The club officially opened in November 1955. Today it hosts live music and functions.

The Gallipoli Club vandalism is not the first time graffiti has struck on the eve of Anzac Day.

In 2015 veterans , police and the public blasted a vandal who wrote their name over those of the fallen on the Anzac Walk at Strzelecki Lookout.

Hunter Street businesses have also reported being struck by vandals, with signage marked in recent days.

Labor wants live sheep export suspension

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A former Liberal minister wants laws to ban live sheep exports after the death of 2,400 animals.Labor has called for live sheep exports to be suspended immediately pending the outcome of a review into the northern summer trade.
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A veterinarian-led audit is due to hand down a final report by May 11, which the government says will be before the highest-risk months for extreme heat in the Middle East.

But Labor has demanded no new shipments before the findings are handed down.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten believes the review is unlikely to say the northern summer trade is sustainable, but will wait for the findings.

“Until that happens, northern summer shipments of sheep not already beyond the farmgate should be suspended,” Mr Shorten said in a statement.

It comes after former Liberal minister Sussan Ley pledged to next month introduce a private members’ bill to phase out live sheep exports to the Middle East.

Ms Ley, a former farmer from NSW, said it was “inherently impossible” to transport sheep to the Middle East during the northern summer in a humane way.

“I want to see this live sheep trade permanently cease,” she told Sky News on Thursday.

WA Labor backbencher Josh Wilson also broke ranks with his party on Thursday, saying he had a long-held view the trade should end.

“There are a lot of people across the parliament who when they look at the evidence around the long-haul live export of sheep recognise that this can’t continue,” Mr Wilson told Sky News.

But Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack rejected calls for a ban, citing the repercussion of the Gillard government’s “knee-jerk” decision to shut down the live cattle trade in 2011.

“I don’t believe that we should ban the trade holus-bolus,” he told the National Press Club.

Mr Shorten urged the Turnbull government to adopt Labor’s plan to appoint an independent inspector to oversee animal welfare in the industry.

That proposal has the support of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council.

“The community wants it, the industry needs it, and animals deserve it,” Mr Shorten said.

His deputy Tanya Plibersek would like to see live exports phased out over time, while opposition frontbencher Ed Husic believes Australia needs to “seriously consider” moving away from the trade.

ALEC voted in Brisbane on Wednesday to establish an independent inspector-general to observe the treatment of livestock onboard ships, ending years of opposition to the policy.

It comes after shocking footage emerged last week of sheep dying in inhumane conditions on a ship bound for the Middle East, sparking outrage.

The Greens and independent Derryn Hinch have been vocal supporters of a ban on live exports, while his fellow crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm has backed the industry to continue.

Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has announced the terms of reference for a separate review into the capabilities, investigative capacity and culture of his department.

The review, by former public servant Philip Moss, will also consider the idea of an independent inspector and is due to report by August 24.

Australian Associated Press

Popovic return to Wanderers unlikely

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Western Sydney Wanderers coach Josep Gombau has been sacked by the A-League club.Western Sydney have all but ruled out a Tony Popovic return as they search for a new coach to restore the club as an A-League powerhouse.
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With plenty of options abroad, local free agent Paul Okon also shapes as a candidate to reverse the deterioration during Josep Gombau’s ill-fated tenure.

The Wanderers sacked Gombau on Thursday, less than six months into his three-year contract, facing the critical decision of installing his successor.

Popovic’s return to Australia after his short-lived stint in Turkey has ignited speculation the highly successful foundation coach could turn prodigal son.

But it’s believed the board are unlikely to entertain re-hiring the man who walked out on the eve of the season and created uncertainty in the first place.

Although there is ample time to get this appointment right, it’s believed some European coaches are being looked at already .

Former Central Coast coach Okon is also on the lookout for a job after walking away from the Mariners.

The western Sydney-born former Socceroo would be a seamless fit with the club’s culture, one yearning for direction after a hugely disrupted season on and off the field.

Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas broke the news on Thursday morning to Gombau, four days after the Wanderers failed to make the finals in his first season in charge.

A short club statement said the call had been made “following a review of the season”, one in which Gombau was found to have repeatedly reneged on the overtures that won him the job in the first place.

They included his apparent desire to develop young players, as evidenced by his tenure as Olyroos boss, and his ability to instil his signature possession-based playing with the team he was given.

The shortfalls became apparent in the lack of youth players promoted to the first team and Gombau’s requests to sign further players, who’d been successful under his philosophy at Adelaide United, having already brought in Marcelo Carrusca.

A worrying drop-off in the squad’s overall fitness was also noted, a stark contrast to Popovic’s meticulous approach to sports science.

The erratic results – 10 losses, five draws and seven wins – sparked dressing-room discontent that led to the exit of captain Robbie Cornthwaite and featured falling outs with marquee striker Oriol Riera, Kearyn Baccus and Roly Bonevacia.

Ultimately, the club’s top brass were unconvinced of the Spaniard’s ability to mount a title challenge next season.

And if scraping into the finals would have saved him, Sunday’s muddled 3-2 defeat at home to the Reds was the nail in the coffin.

After that match, veteran striker Brendon Santalab foretold Gombau’s imminent departure, warning “something has to change” to re-examine the Wanderers’ identity and playing style.

Santalab is one of a clutch of players coming off contract and needing certainty over their future.

The Wanderers have also endured numerous off-season problems, including a suspended points penalty over flares set off by Red and Black Bloc members and the active supporter group’s subsequent decision to boycott the last games of the season.

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Trump could be wooed on a sweetened TPP

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has discussed the TPP with US President Donald Trump.US President Donald Trump continues to play hard to get on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, telling reporters he does not want to join the massive free trade pact with Australia, Japan, New Zealand and eight other nations.
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But, in almost the same breath, dangled the prospect he could be wooed.

The author of The Art of the Deal, speaking at his Florida resort Mar-a-Lago alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday, said he is only interested in signing up the US to the TPP if the other members sweetened the deal.

That seems unlikely.

“I don’t want to go back into TPP, but if they offered us a deal I can’t refuse on behalf of the US I would do it,” Mr Trump told reporters after two days of talks with Mr Abe.

“I like bilateral deals.

“I think it’s better for our countries and better for our workers.”

Mr Trump had called the TPP a “rape of our country” before his 2016 election win and pulled the US out of the pact on his first work day in the White House.

Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, Brunei, Peru, Vietnam, Chile, Malaysia and Mexico moved ahead on the TPP without the US and in March had a formal signing ceremony for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also known as TPP11.

US farmers, facing a major disadvantage against Australian competitors in key markets including Japan, and Republican members of Congress have pressured Mr Trump to take a second look at the TPP.

Mr Trump, also engaged in a potential trade war with China, floated the idea of the US rejoining the TPP on the eve of Mr Abe’s US visit.

The likelihood of that soured on Tuesday night – after the first day of talks with Mr Abe – when Mr Trump tweeted his disapproval of the TPP because of “too many contingencies and no way to get out if it doesn’t work”.

The US and Japan will now actively seek a one-on-one free trade deal.

Mr Trump noted the US already has bilateral free trade agreements with Australia and five of the other TPP nations.

Mr Abe, a main architect of the TPP11 with Australia, on Wednesday emphasised Japan’s preference the US joined TPP.

“Our country’s position is TPP is the best for both of the countries and based on that position we shall be dealing with the talks,” Mr Abe said.

Japan has been targeted by Mr Trump’s steel and aluminium tariffs.

The president suggested if the bilateral agreement went well the US would drop the tariffs.

“We’ll see what happens,” Mr Trump said.

Australian Associated Press

Catherine Britt warms up the Cold Cold Hearts

28/01/2019 Posted by admin

Catherine Britt warms up the Cold Cold Hearts TweetFacebookBoneshaker.
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There’s been dark and frightening times, like her diagnosis and subsequent surgery and treatment for breast cancer in June 2015, a month after Boneshaker was released.

But there’s also been some of the happiest moments of her life, which haveincluded her marriage to husband James Beverley in October 2015 and then the arrival of their first child, Hank, last Christmas Eve.

On Thursday the 33-year-old four-time Golden Guitaraward-winner announced her return to music with new single Red Dirt, off her forthcoming seventh albumCatherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts, out on July 20.

Not surprisingly her life experiences over the past three years have shaped the theme of the record.

“A lot of the songs are about living every day like it’s your last and just enjoying it,” Britt says.

Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts – Red DirtThe banjo-driven bluegrass-flavoured Red Dirt describes Britt’s growing love for the Australian outback, influenced by her and Beverley’s experience of managing the iconic SilvertonHotel, west of Broken Hill, on a caretaker basis.

The video was filmed at the Silverton Hotel and featuresBritt pulling beers at the bar and her family drivingtheir caravan along the dusty red dirt roads.

Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts was recorded in her recently-built home studio in Mayfield East and features new bandmates Newcastle musician Michael Muchow and Brisbane’sAndy Toombs.

Britt says after Boneshaker she had no intention of recording in Nashville again and was searching for a more organic and homely experience.

“I thought of building the studio and doing it ourselves,” she says.

“I’ve always wanted to do one of those ‘artist and a band’ projects like Ryan Adams & The Cardinals and Emmylou Harris & The Hot Band.

“It’s still the artist but they have this band of mates behind them.

“When I was writing the album I was going back to when I was a kid and rediscovering that music that I grew up on.”

Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts perform at Lizotte’s on September 1.

Hanson returns from Afghanistan visit

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One Nation’s Pauline Hanson is on her way home from Afghanistan where she visited Australian troops.Pauline Hanson is headed home after spending more than a week on the ground with Aussie troops in Afghanistan.
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The One Nation leader posted a video about her time in the country, following a visit with colleague Brian Burston and Labor senator Kimberley Kitching.

“I wanted to experience what our Aussie soldiers go through in a war zone,” she said.

She said she will bring what she’s learnt back to the floor of parliament.

“I’ve got a lot to say over the next few weeks.”

Senator Hanson said the military do a fantastic job and she thanked those in Afghanistan for having her.

Before she left, she told The Australian she can see Australian soldiers being in the country for the long haul and it’s necessary that they are.

“You can see the changes that are happening in the country,” she said.

“One soldier came up to me and said, ‘Can you please tell the media and the people that we want to be here. This is the highlight of our careers. We’ve trained for this’.”

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