Raise awareness for ovarian cancer

Raise awareness for ovarian cancer

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Witchery White Shirt Campaign in support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). This year's campaign is amplified to the power of 10, celebrating more than $10 million raised so far, a line-up of 10 women signed up as the faces of the campaign, with ovarian cancer survivors and researchers joined by high proficle women including Jessica Rowe and Ksenija Lukich. They campaign also reminds us that a woman dies of the disease every 10 hours in Australia.

There is still no early detection test and no cure, but the answer to this will eventually come via research, which requires funds. To that end, Witchery has created 10 new white shirt designs, from which 100 per cent of gross proceeds will go to OCRF. That means every dollar you spend on the shirt (except GST) is donated to the OCRF, making the White Shirt Campaign one of the most generous corporate social responsibility programs of it's type.

"Less than 30% of women diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer survive beyond five years, says OCRF chief executive Lucinda Nolan. We know that early screening programs such as the pap smear and a mammogram have resulted in almost 90% of women now survive a cervical or breast cancer diagnosis. The more money we raise from the sale of white shirts, means the more research we can fund over the next 12 months, and the more likely that we will change the statistics for women with ovarian cancer."

Within the shirts on offer, there are styles that will suit everyone, from classic oversized white cotton shirts to lace shirts, and more formal blouses with full sleeves, flared sleeves and vintage-inspired designs. Prices range from $99.95 to $199.95, at witchery.com.au/ocrf-white-shirt and in stores. You can also make a donation to the White Shirt Campaign at whiteshirtcampaign.com.au Wear your white shirt with pride on White Shirt Day, May 8 2018 and help women everywhere live free from the threat of ovarian cancer.

How to speak Australian

How to speak Australian

Just like every other English-speaking country, Australia also has its own slang. However, Aussies tend to be very expressive with their language. Here are some of the slang phrases they use and their meaning in case you visit Australia:

Ace! : Excellent! Very good!

Arvo : afternoon

Amber fluid : beer

Aussie : Australian

Beaut, beauty : great, fantastic

Big Mobs : loads, a lot of

Bloody : very

Bloody oath! : that's certainly true

Blue : argument/mistake

Bodgy : poor quality

Bonzer : great, ripper

Bottler : something excellent

Bottling : his blood's worth: he's an excellent, helpful bloke

Buckley's chance : (you've got) no chance

Bull dust : rubbish

Cactus : dead, broken

Cark it : to die, stop working

Chocka : full up

Click : kilometre - "it's 20 clicks away"

Come a gutser : a bad mistake or have an accident

Come good : turn out ok

Cooee, not within : figuratively a long way away

Cost big bikkies : expensive

Cream, to : defeat by a large margin

Cut snake : (mad as a) very angry

Dead dingo's donger : (as dry as a) dry

Deadset : true / the truth

Dingo's breakfast : no breakfast

Dinkum / fair dinkum : true, real, genuine

Dinky-di : the real thing, genuine

Docket : a bill, receipt

Doco : documentary

Drink with the flies : to drink alone

Dunny rat : (cunning as a) very cunning

Exy : expensive

Fair dinkum : true, genuine

Fair go : a chance / break

Fair suck of the sav! : exclamation of wonder, awe, disbelief

Furphy : rumour

G'Day : hello!

Give it a burl : try it, have a go

Give it away : give up

Going off : good fun

Good oil : useful information, a good idea, the truth

Good onya : well done

Grouse : great, terrific

Heaps : a lot Iffy : dodgy

It's gone walkabout : it's lost, can't be found

Kangaroos loose in the top paddock : Intellectually inadequate

Kick the bucket : to die

Knock back : refuse

London to a brick : absolute certainty

Lunch : (who opened their?)

OK, who farted? Mate's rate : cheaper than usual for a friend

Mate's discount : cheaper than usual for a friend

No worries! : no problem / its okay

Plate, bring a : Instruction to bring a plate of food to a party

Pozzy : position

Quid, make a : earn a living

Rack off : get lost! get out of here!

Reckon! : for sure

Ridgy-didge : original, genuine

Right : okay

Ripper : Great

Rooted : ruined, broken

She'll be apples : It'll be all right

She'll be right : it'll be okay

Sparrows fart : dawn

Strewth : exclamation

Stoked : very pleased

Stuffed, I'll be : expression of surprise

Too right : definitely

Turps, hit the : go on a drinking binge

Zack, not worth a : not worth anything

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Apology

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Apology

The 29-year-old actress Amber Heard, along with her husband Johnny Depp, issued the most laughably awkward apology from their Gold Coast hotel while in Australia as Heard faced charges over bringing the couple's two dogs to Australia illegally last year.

Heard was issued with a one-month good behaviour bond after admitting to falsifying customs documents in unlawful bringing their pair's dogs, Pistol and Boo, into Australia from the US in April last year. This was during the time that Johnny Depp was filming another movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean.

According to the deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, the Hollywood couple were less than willing to participate in this video on Australian biosecurity. As part of the case, Heard and Depp released a video that was played in court, lauding Australia's biosecurity rules.

A spokesman for the Department of Agriculture said Heard offered her repentance for breaking the rules, and to cover the costs of the video. However, Joyce seemed unsure.

It was offered. Whether the court accepts it or not as part of an outcome is really the realm of the court, and in this instance the court did, he told reporters. I don't think it is something they would have willingly wanted to do.

He said everyone entering Australia should respect the country's particular nuances. Every nation has something its red-hot about, and we're red-hot about biosecurity requirements in this nation, Joyce said.

However, the video was a real punishment for the couple which depicts both Depp and Heard looking very sorry for themselves while certifying their respect and love for Australia, as well as the importance of bio-security laws. Starting off with Heard's solemn statement Australia is a wonderful island, the apology goes from bad to worse, and of course, the video broke the Internet and caused mockery of them far and wide.

It could have been worse. In 2015, Joyce threatened to have Pistol and Boo killed. But now Joyce is satisfied with the pair's international humiliation, even questioning Depp's acting skills.

What I can say is although I don't think he'll get an academy award for his performance, the fact that he did it … he looked like he was auditioning for the Godfather," said Joyce.

"At the end of it we've got a message that is going all around the world right now, it's going off like a frog in a sock telling people that if you come into this nation and you don't obey our laws, you're in trouble."

"As far as me directing this atrocious movie, no, even I could have done a little better than that. Do it again Johnny, do it with gusto mate, a little gusto."

This is the transcript of the video:

Amber Laura Heard: Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people.

John Christopher Johnny Depp II: That has to be protected.

Australia is free of many pests and diseases that are common place around the world. That is why Australia has to have such strong biosecurity laws.

[Johnny Depp:] And Australians are just as unique, both warm and direct. When you disrespect Australian law they will tell you firmly.

[Amber Heard:] I am truly sorry Pistol and Boo were not declared. Protecting Australia is important.

[Johnny Depp:] Declare everything when you enter Australia. (nods head) Thanks.

Chris Hemsworth rewards teenager

Chris Hemsworth rewards teenager

The Aussie/Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth thought his personal cards and a wad of cash were gone for good when he left them at a restaurant. However, fate had a surprise in store for him when 17-year-old Tristin Budzyn-Barker contacted his representatives to say he had found the items and wanted to reunite them with their owner.

Chris wrote back to Tristin and gifted him the entire cash contents of the wallet, which he "never expected to see again".

Chris explained: "I went to pick up my wife and daughter from the airport and we were a little early so we were killing some time and went to have something to eat. It was a pretty rough little area and we sat down and I left my wallet on the table, and thought 'I'm never going to get it back, I'm never going to see it again.'

"My business manager contacts me because it's my address on my license, and this letter from this young boy (...) and he's found my wallet."

The 17-year-old admitted he was speechless to find the Hollywood actor's wallet. The everyday hero was bound to have yet another surprise when he was invited onto The Ellen DeGeneres Show and there Ellen presented Tristin with a $10,000 cheque to be put toward his college fund, donated by image publishing company Shutterfly.

Apparently, the teenaged would have been content just to attend the taping of the talk show. Meeting Tristin on the show, The Huntsman: Winter's War actor added: He sent the wallet to me and he said ‘P.S. Mum saw you were on Ellen this week and asked if we could have some tickets.'

He said at Ellen's show that they investigated who the wallet belonged to and once he found out he said: Mum, you know who this is? We found Thor's wallet.

He asked Chris Hemsworth if he could write him a thank you letter because the teenager is trying to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, so Chris Hemsworth gave him the letter on Ellen show. The teenager wants the Eagle Batch to keep building shelters for horses.