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William does royal baby nappy run

Written By komlim puldel on Minggu, 04 Agustus 2013 | 23.08

Prince William and brother Harry share a joke with teammates after winning a charity polo match at Coworth Park, Berkshire. Picture: Jane Mingay/AFP Source: AFP

THE Duke of Cambridge has lifted the lid on his start to fatherhood while making his first public appearance since the birth of Prince George at a polo match.

William took a break from parenting to play in the Audi Polo Challenge at Ascot alongside brother Harry on Saturday, admitting he would be picking nappies up on his way home.

The 31-year-old, who scored the winning goal, was presented with a mini polo stick for Prince George by Audi UK director Martin Sander after the match.

The royal admitted it was "good to get out of the house" for an afternoon.

But meeting guests afterwards, he added: "I've got to make sure I'm not too late back."

Of his performance on the pitch, William admitted: "I was in baby mode out there, thinking about nappies, I wasn't really in the zone."

And asked about son George, who was born on July 22, he said: "He likes to move around a lot, he wriggles a lot, he keeps us on our toes."

The annual Audi Polo Challenge was this year in aid of charities SkillForce and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, of which William is patron and president respectively.

Kate attended last year's match to support William and Harry but there was no sign of her on Saturday.

She is thought to be at her parents' home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, with Prince George.

On Friday, Kensington Palace announced the birth of the third-in-line to the throne had been formally registered.

William signed the entry for his son, listing his and wife Kate's jobs as prince and princess of the United Kingdom.

The RAF search and rescue pilot is currently on paternity leave but is expected to return to work at some point next week.

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Keeping up with the Ruddashians

"Now, everyone say 'Go the Maroons!'... What d'you mean it's the wrong ball?" Source: News Limited

LAST week I was in Canberra and happened to be jogging past The Lodge when I saw some litter fluttering in the street.*

Being an environmental sort and mindful of the extra carbon dioxide being pumped into the air by my very strenuous exercise efforts, I scooped down to pick it up. Unfurling the paper, this is what I found:


Director/Executive Producer: K Rudd
Producer: T Rein
Co-Producer: N Rudd
Assoc. Producer: J Rudd
Runner: M Rudd

"Did you know she's kinda, sorta not really the first Prime Ministerial spouse to visit a war zone?" Source: News Limited


INT: A large, spartan, hangar-like building at Tarin Kowt military base, Afghanistan. PM in chinos, white shirt and flak jacket. Therese Rein in muted shirt also with flak jacket. Camera pans across heads of soldiers and settles in close-up on PM.


Your mums and dads, your brothers and sisters, your wives and husbands and partners, and your kids are all enormously proud of you. Indeed, Therese and I are both so proud of you we were determined she would be the first Prime Ministerial spouse to visit a war zone.

Camera pans to close-up on Therese.


I am really, really proud to have been able to shake the hands of some of these amazing people.

EXT: Outside base. Sunset. Kevin kisses Therese who is flying on to London for business. Image: v. modern couple, important to show she has her own job. Plane in background. See Casablanca.

(Note to crew: An observer may remember that Therese is not the first and heckle to the effect that former PM John Gorton's wife Bettina went to Vietnam in 1968. Will edit out in post production).

"Dad, you're gorgeous with her... But I've really got to bash out another chapter. So hurry up." Source: News Limited


INT: The recently neglected "family room" in The Lodge, Canberra. Kevin on sofa, pale blue shirt sleeves rolled up cuddling baby granddaughter Josephine. Jessica Rudd next to him on sofa also wearing pastels. Therese Rein looking on adoringly from behind. Marcus and Nicholas Rudd edge of scene.

KEVIN RUDD (singing in Mandarin)

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah zip-a dee-day

My oh my what a wonderful day

Plenty of sunshine heading my way

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah zip-a-dee-day


Oh Dad, you're gorgeous with her but how about we get her to sign this book for Prince George because I've got to bash out another chapter while Josie has her midday nap.


Mum's right - gotta get cooking with gas Josie. Georgie Porgie doesn't want that smelly old knitted kangaroo does he sweetheart? What better for the royal bub than a book? We need him to be clever if you're going to marry him one day don't we Josie (laughs).

Camera pans to Kevin reading Mem Fox's Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes to Josephine. He takes a pen and begins writing: "Dear HRH Prince George of Cambridge." Then he puts the pen in Josephine's hand and helps her write her name.

NICHOLAS RUDD (off camera)

Hey sis, you know if you could get yourself up the duff again it'd be great for the polls just before the election.

Wide shot of whole family laughing.

"Dad, if you call the election for September 21 it'll mess up the birthday present we've bought you." Source: News Limited


Dawn, Morningside, Queensland. Kevin Rudd and son Nicholas power-walking through the streets. Kevin wearing T-shirt with slogan: "Choose a stronger Australia. Choose a better future." Nicholas in youth-friendly fluoro Nike trainers.


OK Dad but when are you going to call the election?


Son, I may be the people's princess politician (overlay of close-up of Twitter account still as @KRuddMP) but the longer I keep that TAbbott jittery the better for me … and, of course, the party and the nation.

(Note to crew: If talent uses expletives - as is likely - please re-shoot).

"Hey Jess, I'm your biggest fan. Could you sign my copy of Red Ruby?" Source: News Limited


Mid-morning, the study in The Lodge. Jessica Rudd in leather tracksuit pants and Sass and Bide top takes seat at desk. Camera shoots from over her shoulder on to computer screen showing manuscript of her new book, Comeback Ruby.

JESSICA RUDD (calling out)

Mum, can you get her out of her cot. If I can get this to the publisher today and Dad delays the election to late September than I can be on the shelves before the big day.

Close-up of computer screen as Jessica types: "Ruby slipped on her red patent Loubou …"

JESSICA RUDD (to herself)

Aargh, how do you spell Louboutins? L-O-U-B?


*OK, I may have been rifling in the bins.

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Elle Macpherson marries billionaire

Elle MacPherson has married for the third time. Picture: Rupert Thorpe Source: News Limited

ELLE Macpherson has married for the second time.

Elle Macpherson has married billionaire Jeffrey Soffer in Fiji surrounded by family and friends, a source close to the couple has told US magazine.

The Sydney-born supermodel, lingerie mogul and TV host got engaged to Soffer, a hotel heir in March 2013, flashing her giant ring at a London event later that month.

Pictures: Elle Macpherson - The Body

Elle Macpherson strikes same naked pose 20 years on

Elle Macpherson as The Body in 1992. Source: News Limited

The pair dated for two years before breaking up in March 2012.

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Macpherson then briefly dated banker Roger Jenkins.

However, she rushed to Soffer's bedside when he was injured in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas in November last year, which killed his friend Lance Valdez and saw him undergo surgery for a fractured vertebrae.

Based in London for many years, it is believed Macpherson is preparing to relocate to Florida in the US where Soffer is based, Mail Online reported.

Macpherson was previously married to fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon from 1986 to 1989.

She has two sons with ex-boyfriend Arpad Busson, Arpad Flynn, 15, and Aurelius Cy, 10.

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PM appears to have put poll on hold

PM Kevin Rudd says hasn't decided on an election date and that the government has 'things to attend to yet'.

What does the Treasurer's Economic Statement mean for the budget bottom line? Does this mean Australians will be going to the polls next month?

DESPITE much conjecture, Kevin Rudd has declared he has not decided on an election date.

Amid reports he could call the national poll on Sunday or Monday for September 7, the Prime Minister said he still had a few things to attend to on the national agenda and had "made no determination whatsoever''.

He added that it was his intention to attend the G20 summit in Russia on September 5 and 6.

"The dates concerning a particular election, which are outlined full well in our constitution as to when they could and couldn't be, such a determination hasn't been reached,'' he said in Brisbane.

"I place enormous priority to the G20 and its agenda.

"At the same time, I will always balance that against other considerations before us as well.''

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott earlier declared his team ready for a September 7 poll.

Speculation that Mr Rudd was planning to visit the Governor-General on Sunday or Monday seeking approval for a September 7 poll had been rife.

"We've been ready for a long time,'' Mr Abbott said when asked about the predicted poll date.

"I think the Australian people are eager to seize the chance to control the government once more.

"The Australian people want their chance to choose, and the sooner they get that the better for us, the better for our country.''

Speaking at the opening of a Melbourne campaign office at Beaconsfield, Mr Abbott talked up stability within Coalition ranks, and the fact it had maintained the same parliamentary team over the past three years.

"I want assure the people of Australia that I will be a builder,'' Mr Abbott said in his pre-campaign pitch.

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"I want to build the infrastructure of the future.

"I want to build a strong economy so that everyone can get ahead.

"Most of all I want to build a better society that every Australian knows he or she is capable of.''

The upcoming election was the "clearest choice in a generation'', Mr Abbott added

Australians were sick of minority government and the hung parliament, he said.


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What you missed while fast asleep

Pinellas County deputies say Ronald William Brown fantasized about killing, cooking and eating a little boy. Picture: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

A CHRISTIAN children's entertainer has been jailed for 20 years over macabre plans to kidnap, cook and eat a child.

Ronald Brown, of Florida, spoke about the sin of child pornography on his long-running children's show on the Christian Television Network. However authorities caught him with child pornography, including particularly obscene images of kids being tied up, gagged and harmed.

In online chats he and co-conspirator Michael Arnett spoke about their cannibalistic fantasies.

"I imagine him wiggling and then going still," he said in one of the online chats.

Robert Zimmerman Jr, seen here on CNN's Piers Morgan show, says the family lives in constant fear of being killed after his brother George's acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin. Picture: CNN Source: Supplied

Perhaps the only person less popular than Brown is George Zimmerman. His brother Robert Zimmerman has told a US website that the family is receiving 400 death threats every minute on social media sites like Twitter since George Zimmerman was acquitted of shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

"No one has really asked us to get into the psychological aspect of this," Robert Zimmerman said. "You don't know if someone stops you in public and says, "excuse me sir", you don't know if you dropped your wallet or if someone recognises you and wants to kill you."

Filthy rich: The man can be seen in the background using cash to wipe his face. Picture: YouTube Source: No Source

Elsewhere, a man in Ireland has proven he has more money than sense after being photographed wiping his brow with a 50 euro note, Silvio Berlusconi's aides have warned of a civil war in Italy if their hero is not pardoned for his tax fraud conviction, more than 70 per cent of Spaniards believe their Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is lying when he says he didn't take any money in a corruption scandal, moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani has officially become Iran's new president promising an economic overhaul, a second Sri Lankan protester has died after troops fired on villagers demonstrating against contaminated water supplies and US President Barack Obama is celebrating his birthday with a golf trip.

The Boston Globe has been sold for $70 million. Source: AP

Meanwhile more than 100,000 Taiwanese are singing 'the song of angry men' after a young military conscript was abused and killed, New Zealand has warned that its dairy products may contain a potentially fatal bacteria, 25 police officers have been jailed for life in Brazil for their part in a prison massacre that left 111 prisoners dead back in 1992 and Boston Red Sox owner John Henry has paid $US70 million for The Boston Globe newspaper, two decades after The New York Times paid $US1.1 billion for it.

England's Kevin Pietersen guides a ball on the third day of the third Ashes Test series cricket match against Australia. Source: AP

In sports news a Kevin Pietersen ton has steadied England in the third Ashes test, Jordan Harrison could restore Australia's dominance in the 1500m after he became the first Aussie man since Grant Hackett to qualify for the event at the World Championships, Belinda Hocking has grabbed silver in the women's 200m backstroke at the same meet, an International Olympic Committee presidential candidate says no city should be allowed to host the Olympic Games if they discriminate against people in any way, and a link has been found between early onset dementia and playing rugby.

Teresa Palmer and her now fiance Mark Webber kiss under the Eiffel Tower. Picture: Twitter Source: Supplied

In entertainment news, Liam Hemsworth got more than he bargained for in a steamy sex scene for his new movie with Amber Heard, Teresa Palmer is engaged to her actor boyfriend, Taylor Swift has gone on an ice-cream date with potentially a new celebrity boyfriend, Star Trek's most famous Klingon has died, Jeremy Renner will be 'Bourne again' in a new film and Prince William has done a royal baby nappy run.

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Pippa's cricket call stumps Yanks

Pippa Middleton has written a bizarre explanation about cricket. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) Source: Getty Images

AS A writer earning something of a reputation for stating the obvious, Pippa Middleton was always going to be on a sticky wicket trying to explain cricket to the Americans.

The younger sister of the future Queen and aunt to Prince George already has a spoof Twitter account dedicated to poking fun at her overhelpful observations in her party-planning book Celebrate.

Pictures: Pippa Middleton

But, in her latest dispatch as a columnist-at-large for US magazine Vanity Fair , she has become a parody even of herself in her attempts to explain how the sport works.

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Described as a "boundary babe" in the blurb accompanying the article Pippa, 29, is pictured clad in cricketer's cap, Victorian whites and equipment in a batting pose at the wicket. "An attempt to explain the rules would go something like this," she writes in the article headlined "Lord's and a Lady".

"A batsman goes out and is then in until he gets out. This goes on until the last batsman is out, apart from one who is still in and therefore not out."

If this is not enough to baffle American readers, she goes on to send shudders down the spine of any Wisden-loving Englishman by suggesting the rules don't really matter anyway.

She writes: "In my experience, it's safer not to pretend to know the rules and just take pleasure in the visual spectacle - not only the men in flannelled whites (though this does help) but also the ageless trappings and the sense of Englishness about it all."

Pippa, who has had her fair share of watching the game from the boundary during her one-and-a-half year romance with former England all-rounder and Etonian Alex Loudon, adds she has all the right credentials to break down the sport for the uninitiated.

Pippa Middleton (C) mother Carole and Alex Loudon back in 2011. Source: AP

"As a former member of the cricket WAGs, I have many happy memories of afternoons spent lying on the grass and hearing the satisfying clunk of leather ball on willow bat," she writes, apparently referencing her relationship with Loudon that ended in 2011.

She adds: "From Imran Khan to England's current captain, Alastair Cook, there is a tradition of the sultry cricketer powering in from the boundary ... tousled hair blowing in the breeze."

Pippa has previously been criticised for her "glaringly obvious" observations in her book - such that turkeys, "because of their size … are perfect for feeding larger gatherings".

The parody Twitter account, @pippatips, offers spoof advice such as: "Enjoy a glass of water by getting a clean glass and pouring in water from a tap or bottle. If you like cold water, add ice."


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Leonard's secret, lost millions

Leonard worked hard and saved diligently. Source: News Limited

THROUGH a lifetime of self-sacrifice, this humble carpenter amassed a secret seven-figure stash meant to benefit his children and theirs after he died.

Instead, the Federal Government has claimed the money through changes to lost-account rules.

At the time of his death last year, 88-year-old Leonard - his family asked that he be referred to by his first name only - had covertly accumulated an extraordinary $2.42 million. The hard way. There was no Lotto win. There was no inheritance.

Just scrimping - he serviced his 1992 Ford Laser himself until his passing. And saving - every spare cent of his Sydney Water Board wage was invested with care.

"He went without on a daily basis," said grandson Mark, who asked that his surname also be withheld.

Mark had no idea "Pop" was a millionaire miser. Nor did the rest of the family until after his passing.

Born in 1923, Leonard was raised in Redfern and served four years in the army during World War II. In 1942, he married Violet and together they raised six children in a Housing Commission property at Liverpool, in southwest Sydney. He died the owner of a single piece of real estate, his three-bedroom brick-veneer home, worth about $450,000, in the neighbouring working-class suburb of Bonnyrigg. His indulgence? Pigeon racing.

"He didn't fritter anything away,'' said daughter Janet, now one of the executors of his estate.

Leonard's exceptional wealth - and parsimony - have come to light as part of News Corp Australia's efforts to create awareness about Australia's rapidly growing pile of unclaimed money.

Leonard lived an ordinary Australian life, but built a small fortune. Source: News Limited

More than $1.2 billion is currently declared "lost'', including $816 million from bank accounts.

The largest of the 277,000 lost bank accounts now in the hands of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is Leonard's. His family and its lawyer says ASIC shouldn't be anywhere near the money.

About $450 million worth of bank accounts - including Leonard's - only became "lost'' in May, after the government changed the rules. Previously, an account had to be inactive for seven years. Now it's three. The change netted Treasury additional revenue of $109 million.

"It's ridiculous," lawyer Ashley Smith said. "There would be hundreds of thousands of people who would have accounts that just sit there.''

Leonard's grandson Mark asked that banks consider adding a warning on statements once an account had been inactive for two years. Leonard had remained on top of his paperwork, Mark said, and with such a warning would have made a small transaction to ensure the account was not declared "lost''.

Australian Bankers' Association chief executive Steven Munchenberg said "the principle that they have raised is worthy'' - but it would not be put in place.

"It's the responsibility of the government to make sure that people are aware of this change," Mr Munchenberg said. "They are able to spend a lot of money advertising other policies but haven't been able to raise community awareness of this change."

ASIC said it concentrates on trying to reunite people with lost money. It said banks were supposed to warn customers to make a transaction.

Leonard's bank, St George, said it wrote to all customers with dormant accounts twice this year - three months before the May transfer date and again six weeks prior. But it could not comment on who it contacted regarding Leonard's account.

A spokesman for Bernie Ripoll, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, said the government's "reforms will help reunite Australians with their lost money sooner, and protect them from being eroded by fees, charges and inflation".

"It is far easier for people to track down lost bank accounts once they are transferred to ASIC and added to the online database at the moneysmart.gov.au website," Mr Ripoll's spokesman said.

Leonard's family sees it differently. If the seven-year rule was still in place the account would not have become lost in the first place.

Mr Ripoll's spokesman added that from last month, unclaimed money began earning interest at the rate of inflation.

"The unclaimed moneys system has been in place for well over half a century," the spokesman said, "and this will be the first time a government has ever paid interest on these accounts".


Pre May 2010: Last transaction on Leonard's St George account, containing $2m+

July 2012: Leonard passes away

September: Leonard's family contacts St George

November: Government changes rules. Money now 'lost' after three years' inactivity, not seven

December: Family obtains probate

January 2013: Family sends St George documentation and instructions

February: Family follows up with St George after hearing nothing. Told some paperwork not received

March: Family re-submits paperwork; again St George says not received

May: Documentation submitted in-person at a branch May 22: St George automatically transfers Leonard's account to ASIC 'unclaimed' money

July: Bank acknowledges receipt of paperwork


Ensure you transact on all your accounts at least every two years and 11 months; moving $1 between accounts is all it takes


Check at ASIC's MoneySmart site: www.moneysmart.gov.au/tools-and-resources/find-unclaimed-money

If you do not have a computer or access to the internet you can ring ASIC on 1300 300 630

Got a problem? Contact John Rolfe via Twitter: @public_defender


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TV host: 'They're just boobs'

"They're just boobs' ... Holly Willoughby has defended her appearance. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images) Source: Getty Images

A TV host whose low-cut dress forced the broadcaster to make a public apology, has defended her appearance.

"They're just boobs," said Holly Willoughby, who caused a revolt when she wore a plunging black lace dress in the final of the popular singing competition, The Voice UK .

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The BBC, which broadcasts the program, was flooded with 139 complains.

The controversy prompted the national broadcaster to apologise to viewers who found the outfit "unsuitable".

"None of that bothers us at all. Dan (Baldwin, her husband and producer of the show) never gets jealous. They're just boobs," said Willoughby, in an interview with The Mirror in the UK.

The TV host, Willoughby is also part of This Morning TV show on ITV and is known by UK papers as Willoubooby, also spoke of her figure when told she has the UK's most-talked about chest.

"Oh no, I can't be that," she said. "This could all be gone tomorrow."

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