Schoolgirls offered 'empowering' social media training

Schoolgirls offered 'empowering' social media training

Posted June 25, 2017 11:10:52 Photo: Nina Khoury says her target group of girls and young women is easy to reach on Instagram and Snapchat. (ABC News: Harriet Aird) Related Story: The app giving teens their shut-eye back It is no secret the digital age brings with it as much risk as it does opportunity, and according to experts, this is all the more true for teenagers. The potentially detrimental effects of its use have been well documented, ranging from low-self esteem and addiction, to a lack of sleep and…

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Sheeran crashed at Foxx’s before fame

Sheeran crashed at Foxx’s before fame

JAMIE Foxx and Ed Sheeran go way back. “Ed Sheeran slept on my couch for six weeks before he was famous,” Foxx said while appearing on The Graham Norton Show. “I was doing a radio show in Los Angeles and he knew that we do music so he came to my radio show.” media_cameraEd Sheeran has become one of the biggest star’s in the world. Picture: Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesFoxx explained that Sheeran went to him in person and asked him to listen to his songs, while doing an impression of…

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'We see our ancestors': The history of masks in the Torres Strait Islands

'We see our ancestors': The history of masks in the Torres Strait Islands

By Will Higginbotham Posted June 25, 2017 05:27:41 Photo: Keris by Eddie Nona — Badhu (Badu Island). (Supplied: George Serras/National Museum of Australia) Related Story: British Museum puts Pacific collection online Map: Torres Strait Islands In the Zenadth Kes, also known as the Torres Strait Islands, the art of ceremonial mask-making has been around for centuries. Made from materials such as woods, shells and feathers, the masks play an important role in uniting the diverse groups of the Torres Strait together. “Through these masks we know our stories, our ancient…

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Check out Harry Potter star now

Check out Harry Potter star now

IT’S almost six years since the final instalment of the Harry Potter series was released and we met the young Severus Snape in a climatic flashback. Benedict Clarke was just 15 when he landed the role in Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which hit screens in 2011, reports The Sun. media_cameraBenedict Clarke was just 15 when he scored the role of the young Severus. Picture: SuppliedBenedict played the young version of Alan Rickman’s character, Professor Snape, as it was revealed he used to be in love with boy wizard Harry’s mum…

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Droopy-faced Martha crowned world's ugliest dog

Droopy-faced Martha crowned world's ugliest dog

Posted June 24, 2017 18:02:39 Photo: Martha was rescued when she was almost blind, but can now see again. (AP: Eric Risberg) Related Story: Sweepee Rambo crowned world’s ugliest dog Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the three-year-old, 57-kilogram neapolitan mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. She was a favourite of the Northern California crowd from the start, often plopping down on her side…

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