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Australia farewells media legend Bert Newton



Australia is farewelling one of the nation’s most loved media icons, Bert Newton

The television icon was farewelled at a state funeral in Melbourne, with politicians, celebrities and TV industry personalities all in attendance at the St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Newton’s wife Patti along with some immediate family members arrived at the church in a white limo at 9:15am

With Melbourne’s weather hosting grey skies and light rain, it was a day to remember an icon that touched the lives of many, through his smile and laughter.

Television and radio stars such as Eddie McGuire and Peter Hitchener were in attendance, filing into the cathedral to pay tribute to the 83 year old.

Mourners gather for the funeral of Bert Newton / Image: Supplied

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison as well as State Premier Daniel Andrews where also in attendance.

Daniel Andrews arrives at the funeral / Image: AAP

Melbourne newsreader Peter Hitchener was also seen making his way inside the cathedral.

Speaking outside the cathedral, TV personality Eddie McGuire said he was deeply honoured to be reading the eulogy.

“She didn’t tell me what to say, but she was pretty keen for people to see the other side of Bert,” McGuire said.

500 people at the funeral of Bert Newton

Over 500 people are in attendance at the state funeral in Melbourne

Newton had been battling complications since surgery to have his leg amputated in May.

Bert’s children, Matthew and Lauren, have written heartfelt messages which will be read at the service, according to The Herald Sun.

Matthew is an actor and director who is currently based in New York, therefore he wasn’t able to attend the funeral in person.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Majority back ban on Trump 2024 bid if convicted



More than half of surveyed voters express support for preventing Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 ballot if he is convicted of a crime, according to a recent poll.


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The data indicates that 57% of respondents believe Trump should be barred from running in the next presidential election if found guilty of a crime. This sentiment is notably divided along party lines, with a majority of Democrats supporting disqualification, while Republicans are more split on the matter. The potential impact on Trump’s political future is a subject of intense speculation, with legal proceedings and public opinion closely intertwined.

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Huge reveal from gaming company Rockstar shows GTA VI



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Rockstar  embraced a leak and unveiled the official trailer ahead of schedule. Fans are speculating on new features and plot twists, creating a buzz on social media.

Now, the gaming community eagerly dissects every frame of the trailer, searching for additional details beyond the leaked material.

The trailer opens with a breathtaking skyline of the fictional metropolis, setting the stage for a narrative that promises to be as immersive as it is controversial. From high-speed car chases to pulse-pounding shootouts, the snippets offer a glimpse into the sheer scale and detail the developers have poured into the latest installment. Fans are already dissecting every frame, eagerly speculating on the storyline and characters that will drive this blockbuster game.

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Is ‘AI’ coming to a weather forecast near you?



Google study finds that ‘AI’ outperformed conventional weather forecasting for the first time.

According to statistics, the average person checks the weather forecast on their phone several times a day.

One day soon you may be seeing a weather forecast generated by artificial intelligence — and it could improve the accuracy of modern weather forecasting.

A recent study in the journal, Science describes how an AI weather forecast model from Google’s DeepMind significantly outperformed conventional weather forecasting methods.

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