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Matt Golinski

TV chef fights for life after family is killed in blaze

Matt Golinski, who has appeared on Ready, Steady, Cook, is fighting for his life in hospital and his wife and three daughters are believed dead following a horrific house fire on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland yesterday morning.

The chef was taken to Nambour Hospital with burns to 40 per cent of his body and was flown to Brisbane for specialist treatment. He remained in a critical but stable condition yesterday afternoon.

Neighbours woke after hearing screams and explosions and found the badly burnt man in his driveway after trying to rescue his wife, Rachel, and three girls, Starlia, Sage and Willow.

Foster couple’s adoption bid on hold over a wooden spoon

A couple has been stopped from adopting two children because of claims they smacked them and once hit one of them with a wooden spoon.The 11-year-old boy and his eight-year-old sister considered the couple who had fostered them for four years to be their parents and called them Mum and Dad, Acting Justice William Windeyer told the NSW Supreme Court. The judge said the foster parents were devoted to the children and were “very suitable” to adopt them. 

However, Justice Windeyer said he was not satisfied there was no risk to the children and he had to take into account the possibility the boy had been hit with a wooden spoon. He postponed a decision on adoption until the end of next year and said, if it was established there was smacking and the use of a wooden spoon, then the children could be removed from the couple. What’s your position on smacking your kids?

Apple’s plans for iPhone battery that would lasts for weeks without needing recharge

According to patent applications submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple plans to power its devices with hydrogen fuel cells. The change could mean computers and smartphones that last for weeks without needing recharging.

The hydrogen fuel cells, which convert hydrogen and oxygen into water and electrical energy, could be smaller and lighter than batteries, which would result in less bulk devices.

Over to you – what’s on your mind today?

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