Aussies leading the charge to ditch TV

Aussies leading the charge to ditch TV

THE era of the TV as the hub of the home is over with people ditching family viewing time and switching on to viewing content on their digital devices at home alone. An international report released today show Australians are leading the world in turning off the idiot box and turning on to personal time of watching shows on their personal digital devices, driven by the world of streaming content rather than the gimmick of hi-tech screens. The Accenture 2017 Digital Consumer Survey released today shows a dramatic dive in…

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Mum’s safety plea after near tragedy

Mum’s safety plea after near tragedy

THE memory of seeing her eight-year-old daughter flung in the air after being struck by a car is still stark for Amber Hodgson. “I don’t remember seeing the car hit her as such, all I saw was her flip and then land on the road,” Ms Hodgson said. Initially fearing the worst as Ashlee lay motionless on Canning Highway last Thursday afternoon, Ms Hodgson is thankful her daughter escaped with only cuts and bruises. “She’s very lucky,” Ms Hodgson said. “It could have been a lot worse. She didn’t have…

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Targa Tasmania a family affair for passionate fans

Targa Tasmania a family affair for passionate fans

Posted April 24, 2017 21:02:48 Photo: David Biggelaar is passing on his love of Targa Tasmania to his daughter Molly and son Harry. (ABC News: Laura Beavis) Long-time Targa Tasmania spectator David Biggelaar reckons the love of cars was bred into him by his father. Leading his son and daughter between a line of idling Porsches, Ferraris and Lamborghinis near the entrance to the Sideling in north-east Tasmania, he was doing his best to pass on the passion. It was the first day of the rally, covering nearly 74 kilometres…

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The 9yo suing President Trump over his climate policies

The 9yo suing President Trump over his climate policies

Posted April 24, 2017 19:15:49 Photo: Levi Draheim says he is “totally shocked” Mr Trump does not believe climate change is real. (ABC News: Conor Duffy) Related Story: Did Donald Trump just kill the Paris climate change deal? Related Story: Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies US President Donald Trump is eight times his age and a much more experienced litigator, but nine-year-old Levi Draheim is looking forward to seeing the leader in court. Levi lives near Melbourne Beach in central Florida and is part of a group…

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France urged to reject Le Pen in presidential vote runoff

France urged to reject Le Pen in presidential vote runoff

As Le Pen continued to celebrate the highest-ever voting tally for her National Front party, French President François Hollande joined candidates knocked out in the first round in endorsing Macron, who ended his insurgent campaign with a result that confounded expectations. Both go through to a runoff on May 7 after emerging top of a fractured field of 11 candidates in the first round. The result amounted to a comprehensive rejection of traditional politics in France. It is the first time since the establishment of the fifth French Republic in…

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