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    Deadly brown snake interrupts tennis match


    .Former US Open champion Dominic Thiem has had to battle two Aussie opponents in the first round of qualifying for the Brisbane International, with a deadly snake forcing the suspension of play.Key points:


    • Play was temporarily halted when fans at the Brisbane International spotted a snake on the court on Saturday
    • A snake catcher caught the deadly 50cm eastern brown snake, allowing play to resume
    • Austria's Dominic Thiem went on to beat Australian youngster James McCabe in three sets



    The former world number three was taking on Australian youngster James McCabe on Saturday, the Austrian veteran saving three match points before prevailing 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4.
    The 30-year-old Thiem was under the pump in the second set when fans courtside spotted the snake.
    Security staff were called in, but the umpire had to temporarily stop play when it slithered onto the court.
    A snake catcher eventually captured the reptile — a deadly 50cm eastern brown — and removed it from the venue, allowing play to resume.


    "I really love animals, especially exotic ones," Thiem said after the match.
    "But they said it was a really poisonous snake and it was close to the ball kids, so it was a really dangerous situation.
    "It's something that has never happened to me and it's something I'll definitely never forget."
    Thiem had looked down and out at 3-5, 0-40 on McCabe's serve.
    But he saved all three match points and forced a tie-break before eventually prevailing to move within one victory of the main draw


    Deadly eastern brown snake interrupts Dominic Thiem match at Brisbane International - ABC News
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    Love the black font on the dark blue background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Love the black font on the dark blue background.

    I fucking don’t either. But it’s sorted now. That’s the colour it comes when you cut and paste the article from abc news.
    Last edited by DrWilly; 31-12-2023 at 10:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    infucking don’t. But it’s sorted now. That’s the colour it comes when you cut and paste the article form abc news
    Are you a proof reader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Are you a proof reader?

    Nope. I pay someone to do that for me.

    Most likely AI will take over that job in the near future.

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    After 52 years our Queen Margrete II of Denmark and bit more, will abdicate on the 14. of January.

    So far so well.

    We'll now have to live with an aussie Queen !!!!!

    (I'm kinda used to it, having experienced Willy and BLD, but still)

    Long live Queen Mary of Denmark....and Tasmania

    She would make a good president

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    Certainly unexpected news this evening

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    That’s the colour it comes when you cut and paste the article from abc news.
    When you paste, right click and select "Paste as plain text" or an option with similar wording depending on your device or browser.

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    or just drop it in a notepad text window and fix any formatting and remove ad links , then paste it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    When you paste, right click and select "Paste as plain text" or an option with similar wording depending on your device or browser.
    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    or just drop it in a notepad text window and fix any formatting and remove ad links , then paste it

    Either option works well assuming one is using a laptop and not a mobile device…

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Either option works well assuming one is using a laptop and not a mobile device…
    If you are cutting and pasting use advanced mode and preview your post. If it's an unreadable color, select all and tap the capital A in the control panel at top of posting window and change the color. Just as easy from a phone as a laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    Just as easy from a phone
    Have you tried select all using an iphone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Have you tried select all using an iphone?
    When you tap on a word, don't you get 2 movable pins that you can drag? I've got a Samsung so don't know. How did you cut and paste it in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    When you tap on a word, don't you get 2 movable pins that you can drag?
    Not always.

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    Pure imagination: Tasmanian premier vows to build world’s largest chocolate fountain if re-elected

    Dubai is home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa. Nepal boasts Mount Everest. Soon, if Jeremy Rockliff gets his way, Tasmania could be home to the world’s largest chocolate fountain.


    The Tasmanian premier on Sunday appeared to take inspiration from Willy Wonka by pitching himself to voters as the dreamer of dreams during a visit to the Cadbury chocolate factory – the largest in the southern hemisphere – near Hobart.


    Channeling his inner Wonka, Rockliff said that if re-elected his Liberal government would deliver “the greatest thing to happen to tourism since Mona”.


    What could rival the Museum of Old and New Art? The world’s largest chocolate fountain, which would “rewrite the ‘must-see’ list for every visitor that comes to Tasmania”, the premier enthused.


    Tasmanian premier Jeremy Rockliff pledges to open protected native forests to logging


    The new “chocolate experience” would include the chocolate fountain, a premium chocolate studio, a chocolate lab with a make-your-own chocolate bar, a chocolate emporium, a café, a playground “and so much more”, the premier said.


    It would sit alongside the Cadbury factory on the River Derwent but would be a separate enitity backed by the government and “tourism pioneer” Simon Currant.


    “Two hundred million chocolate bars are produced right here at Cadbury’s at Claremont employing some 450 Tasmanians. We want to build on that, add value,” Rockliff said alongside Currant.


    “You can imagine some glass windows looking out over the beautiful waters and you would experience, as you come through here, the new building, the world’s largest chocolate fountain, for example, a chocolate lab – an opportunity where Tasmanians can make their own Tasmanian chocolate with Tasmanian ingredients.


    “Once again we will reignite the wonderful tours that many thousands of Tasmanians can well remember with great fondness and with great affection.”


    Adding to the sense of wonder, he said a returned Rockliff government would kick in $12m to make the “chocolate experience” a reality, including $2m to help with design and planning, another $2m for early site work and then $8m for unspecified activities if “agreed milestones” were met.


    According to Currant, the project – the result of “15 years of research and collaboration in conjunction with Cadbury” – would cost $100m and “bring a world of chocolate delights, wonder and excitement” to the Apple Isle.


    The Guinness World Records says the world’s tallest chocolate fountain is owned by Austrian chocolatiers Confiserie Wenschitz GmbH. It opened in 2019. The chocolate waterfall stands at 12.27 metres with 1,000kg of liquid chocolate cascading down its panels.


    It is unclear whether the public would be able to taste Tasmania’s proposed chocolate fountain or what sort of food safety regulations the proposal would have to meet.


    Guardian Australia contacted the Tasmanian premier’s office for further details but did not receive a response before publication.


    The Cadbury factory is a place of nostalgia for many Tasmanians – particularly since the company ended public tours in 2008 due to more stringent health and food safety regulations. Cadbury owners Mondelez International were contacted for comment on Sunday.

    Pure imagination: Tasmanian premier vows to build world’s largest chocolate fountain if re-elected | Tasmania | The Guardian

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    I saw that one. All class…

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    I saw that one. All class…
    Well something that rhymes with class

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    Here's a guy Living the Drain




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