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Matt Wright speaks out following court appearance

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Australian TV star, Matt Wright, speaks out following court appearance

Crocodile wrangler, Matt Wright, has given his first public interview since appearing in court.

The Outback Wrangler star has revealed he flew in the same helicopter that crashed and killed Chris “Willow” Wilson, just days prior.

“I flew on that same helicopter with my family only days before. I would never put my team or my family in danger.”

Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, Wright says he remains devastated about the loss of his friend and is hurt by assumptions safety is not his top priority.

He continues, adding “it’s been an extremely tough time on everyone,” especially with the birth of his second child, Dusty, just a few weeks ago.

Meanwhile, the fallout from this incident just keeps growing for the 43-year-old.

Wright will reappear in a Darwin court in January after being charged with seven serious criminal offences.

This has seen his first major sponsor pull the plug.

Popular beer company, Great Northern, suspending its relationship with the star.

The croc wrangler has appeared in several commercials for the brand, often with his late co-star, Wilson.

Wright won’t be appearing in any further promotional material for Great Northern until the matter has been finalised in court.

“I look forward to clearing my name and returning to doing what I love best,” Wright said.

“Ensuring people get to experience and understand the true and special nature of crocodiles and the Northern Territory.”

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New York Stock Exchange in free fall

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Human error sends the New York Stock Exchange tumbling

We’ve all made mistakes at the office from time to time, but spare a thought for one worker who may have single-handedly brought down the New York Stock Exchange with just one tiny error.

The mistake of one employee has wiped billions of dollars off the charts for some of the globe’s largest companies.

The individual reportedly triggered wild swings and volatility on the New York Stock Exchange.

A number of big brand names were caught up in the catastrophe. It included McDonald’s, Walmart, and Mobil.

The NYSE eventually came clean. Officials admitted the“root cause” of the screw-up was a “manual error” from a staff member in the backup data centre.

The employee accidentally left the system running.

That’s why some stocks behaved as if trading had already started, with no opening prices being set, sending the market into a meltdown. #trending #featured

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Bombshell pro-Russian video emerges from Australian Open

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A bombshell video has emerged of the father of tennis star Novak Djokovic, amplifying the Russian controversy the Australian Open

 
Djokovic’s father was seen posing for pictures with a group of Putin supporters after his son won against Russia’s Andrey Rublev, to qualify for his 10th semi-final.

Russian flags have been banned from the Australian Open, but that didn’t stop one fan.

A man was seen holding a Russian flag with Putin’s face on it and wearing a t-shirt with the pro-war ‘Z’ symbol on it.

Four spectators were questioned by police and evicted from Melbourne Park.

After losing her semi-final, Belarusian Viktoria Azarenka hit back at media when pressed on tennis’ relationship with Russia’s war on Ukraine.

She told reporters incidents like Novak’s father posing with Russian fans have nothing to do with players.

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FBI Director discusses classified documents as U.S. lawmakers demand answers

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Bipartisan outrage on Capitol Hill as politicians say the Biden administration is stonewalling their quest for answers

FBI Director Christopher Wray is speaking out for the first time after several batches of classified documents were discovered in U.S. President Joe Biden’s Wilmington home and Washington think tank office.

On Thursday, Wray urged lawmakers and officials to be “conscious of the rules” when dealing with classified documents.

The statements appear to be a veiled criticism of President Biden after news broke that some of the classified papers in the President’s possession date back 14-years ago to when Biden was a Delaware Senator raising questions if this is a pattern for the president to mishandle classified information.

Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, there is bipartisan outrage as lawmakers say the Biden administration is stonewalling them in their quest for answers.

Currently, both Biden and former President Donald Trump are facing special counsel investigations into their mishandling of classified documents—and just this week, former Vice President Mike Pence turned over classified documents to the DOJ.

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