Rapper Fredo Santana Dead At 27 From Kidney Failure

His large fan base have also been sharing their responses on Twitter with most folks in a state of disbelief over his death. Until I can stop thinking bout my dead homies an the trauma that I been thru in my life that's when I'll stop? ??? He has worked with the likes of Drake, Lil Reese, Chief Keef, and Kendrick Lamar. “Damn man I’m lost for words right now I’m cryin my ass off Fredo I love yu B**ch RIP a real Savage,” Kream wrote. The full details surrounding his death is not yet available to the public, but his close friend Maxo Kream confirmed his passing on Instagram just moments ago. Santana, whose real name is Derrick Coleman, was age 27 at the time of his death. Hip-Hop is mourning the death of rapper Fredo Santana who passed away this morning from kidney and liver failure. Seems he never recovered from his health problems. Last year September, he publicly ridiculed fellow rapper Russ speaking out against the rampant drug use in hip hop. “Until I can stop thinking bout my dead homies an the trauma that I been thru in my life that’s when I’ll stop,” he tweeted. “Rest In Peace Santana, Drizzy wrote while Twelvy added, “Forever honorable we gonna miss you Fredo. Since then a number of his rap peers including Drake, Lil Pump, ASAP Twelvy, among others have posted their condolences on social media. Rest In Peace Santana
A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Jan 20, 2018 at 1:35am PST “Been in here since Friday doctor say a ni*** had kidney failure an liver failure I’m getting back to normal sorry to all my fans turbo bandana will not be dropping tomorrow due to my health issues thanks for everyone who prayed for a n**** I wouldn’t wish this on my worse enemy,” he wrote. One of his most recent songs is “Been Savage” released in the fall of last year and has been doing good. Fredo posted a photo of himself in the hospital in October last year after suffering kidney and liver failure. Fredo Santana is a product of the vibrant Chicago rap scene. https://t.co/DEPi82FvNL
— FREDO SANTANA SSR (@FREDOSANTANA300) September 12, 2017

The following month, rapper XXXTentacion visited Fredo Santana in the hospital and posted a video of the visit.

Rick Ross Shuts Down Baby Mama Tia Kemp After She Calls Him A Bad Father

“Seems everytime I post a picture of me with my beautiful daughter, she always has some negative energy, so I want to clear this up,” Ross said. “You would think after finding ya best friend Black dead n ya crib last month would make u wanna cleanse ya heart,” she wrote. Usually Rick Ross ignore her rants on social media about him but this time it seems she struck a chord when she brought his close friend and former manager Black Bo, who passed away in December, into their feud. #ClapBackSeason: #TiaKemp responds to both #RickRoss and #LastoniaLeviston (View previous and earlier posts ?)
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#PressPlay #RickRoss has a message for his baby momma? “Just because her mother beat your ass she has nothing to do with that, take that ass whooping like a champ that ain’t got nothing to do with her… It’s all love you can’t feed all of your ten siblings off my little man.”
Rick Ross daughter and Tia Kemp got into a fight a few years back so perhaps that was what Rozay was referring to. View previous post! Rozay posted a picture of himself and his beautiful daughter and Kemp immediately posted a few messages on her IG story ousting the rap mogul as a bad father. U riding with the Devil.” Sources told us that didn’t sit well with Rock Ross who felt like she is being a thorn in his side for months and its now time to put her in her place. Rick Ross shut down his baby mama Tia Kemp after she ousted him as a bad father. She wanted to know why he hasn’t visited their son in over six months. “But the ppl around u won’t tell u wats right So I will.. The MMG rapper and his baby mama had a previous running in October last year. A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Jan 19, 2018 at 11:29am PST

Lil Uzi Vert – Thot Back Lyrics

[Intro: Ballout]
My bitch wanna fuck bro
I’m so icy in the cup tho (yeah, ooh)
Run them bands up, I get ’em pronto (zee)
In the hellcat, blue hunchos
[Verse 1: Lil Uzi Vert]
I ain’t worried about that bitch, I got racks (ya, ooo)
If they shoot at us, we gon’ pop back (faa, yuh)
You keep acting tough, need to stop that (yaah)
I’m already done, can have your thot back (yeah)
[Chorus: Lil Uzi Vert]
Thot back (aye)
Thot back (yeah)
Thot back (woah)
Thot back (yaaah, aye)
Look at you in love, you got your thot back (ooh)
She think Imma cuff baby it’s not that (oooh)
Hit it once, ugh, kick that bitch to the curb
T-to the curb, ooh, kick that bitch to the curb (yah)
I don’t know if it was good, hit her off the perc
She heard this song, ooh, said that boy right there a jerk
Give me brain, turn me lame, to a nerd
Thirty boppers, got them choppers, rock the percs
Brand new for-

R. Kelly – Wanna Make a Baby Lyrics

I wanna make a baby with you
Wanna make a baby, girl do you wanna make a baby
I wanna make a baby with you
Wanna make a baby, girl do you wanna make a baby
[Verse 1]
Hold up, baby keep it right there
Don’t move that’s my spot
That’s all I wanna hear you say as I continue to get you hot
Baby slow down, speed it up
Girl I wanna fill you up
Oooouu, there ain’t no limit to what I can do once I’m up in it
And I put that on my Adidas
I’m all everything you ever needed (word)
I can tell your body’s craving girl and I just wanna feed it
See I…
[Verse 2]
You see every one of your desires
I’m gonna make it happen girl just get on top and enjoy the ride
Cause (I’m about to set that ass on fire) so let the iPod play
And let me give you all of me, fulfil your fantasies
I’m just trying to knock you up so you can have your mini me’s
[Verse 3]
I’m talking two thumbs up
Every time we make love
So girl let’s make it happen come on
Cause it’s been long enough, yeah
So baby if you up to it
Let’s skip the bullshit, set this thing right now
Cause I love you ooouu, I wanna marry you ooouu
A generation, population, just tell ’em that it’s human nature
Four, five kids let’s do this, I wanna make a baby right now
[Chorus 2X]

Jay Critch – Bands Lyrics

[Intro: Rich The Kid]
La Música de Harry Fraud
You know how the fuck we comin’, nigga
Broke-ass nigga
Broke-ass, bitch-ass boy
[Verse 1: Rich The Kid]
I might put a bitty out (skrrt)
I came up and I got rich, it ain’t no hand out (rich)
I’ma blocka, she a bird (brrr)
Whole team rich forever, it’s my word (huh?)
Ask me how we made it, it was destiny (it was what?)
Same boujee bitches callin’, now they stalkin’ me (bitch)
All I know, I gotta flex up (flex)
Drop a bag (bag)
Ice my neck up (ice)
Ooh, put ’em [?]
She too extra (extra)
Don’t do lectures (no)
Want Saleesha or Alexa (or what?)
Rich Forever, bitch, we got no extras (no bitch, huh?)
Bitch, I been ballin’ on reefer (on reefer)
Fuck her one time, then she need me (she need me)
My diamonds, they clear as the TV (whoa)
My water on my wrist is on Figi
Money too tall, they growin’ up (growin’ up)
My plug on Molly, do dohnuts (skrrt)
He tol’ me my pockets’ll swole up (whoa)
You gettin’ to close, bitch, hol’ up
[Chorus: Rich The Kid]
Watch (watch)
Whole lotta bands on me (bands)
Cut the check and bought a Rollie
He can dance on (whoa, ice)
Then she cookin’ breakfast naked (naked)
Broke-ass niggas say we wouldn’t make it (rich)
[Verse 2: Jay Critch]
Them niggas fake it ’til they make it (hey)
They be too [?] to the basement
Gotta show out, trap a bag of the aces
Diamonds froze now, yeah my chain different races
I’m spend me a check and replace it
I just hit it, it’s never relations (relations)
We the killers like Freddy and Jason (Freddy and Jason)
How I ran up them racks is amazing (amazing)
Oh, you flexin’ with packs? We gon’ take it (take it)
Me and my niggas came out the basement (basement)
We ain’t trappin’
Make sure they can’t trace it (hey)
I’ma jump in the coupe and I race it (skrrt)
I’ma fuck on your boo and erase it
All these broke niggas is talkin’, can’t take it (take it)
We gon’ put up those shots, it’s the Matrix (bow)
Put a fave in the clutch like [?]
[Chorus: Rich The Kid]
Watch (watch)
Whole lotta bands on me (bands)
Cut the check and bought a Rollie
He can dance on (whoa, ice)
Then she cookin’ breakfast naked (naked)
Broke-ass niggas say we wouldn’t make it

Kat Dahlia – If I Knew Lyrics

[Verse 1]
It’s been weeks since you don’t sleep at home
You and me, we were inseparable
Who knew you would be so cynical? If you would just acknoledge how I feel
Then we could re-negotiate the deal
But you got up and you cleared the closets
Never thought you’d go and leave
I guess you were one to try and fix this as bad as me, ay ay
But If I knew you’d make it so hard
I would’ve never ever begged you to stay
Yeah If I knew you’d make it so hard
I would’ve never begged you to stay ay ay
I woulda never ever begged you to stay, yeah ay ay ay ay ay
[Verse 3]
Oh my girl, she wanna lie to me
Oh my girl, she made us a tragedy
Oh my girl, she’s tryna run away
Oh my girl, like a fool I been broke ever since you went away ay ay
But If I knew you’d make it so hard
I would’ve never ever begged you to stay
Yeah If I knew you’d make it so hard
I would’ve never begged you to stay ay ay
I woulda never ever begged you to stay, yeah ay ay ay ay ay The damage done is irreversable
But If I knew you’d make it so hard
I would’ve never ever begged you to stay
And If I knew you’d make it so hard
I would’ve never ever begged you to stay ay ay
I woulda never ever begged you to stay, yeah ay ay ay ay ay
[Verse 2]
It’s been weeks since we have even spoke
Are you feeling any kind of sorrow? Silent sorrow?

Willow Smith – Bastard Lyrics

Wake them up (wake up, wake up, wake up)
We’ll make them see injustice
Make them see our pain
And because of this sickness, they will look away
Make them see our darkness
Make them see our truth
And if you just stick with me, we’ll make them all see you
All see you
They’ll all see
They’ll all see And I know that it’s a mask this person that you were
And I know it’s a task trying to pretend like you care
And I know you’re not perfect
I know I’m too tough
But if you just stick with me, we can learn to love
And I know that’s not easy
And I know that’s too tough
But if you just stick with me, we can both wake up
We both wake up
Wake them up (wake up, wake up, wake up)
Wake up! And now making his live debut, Basterd The Antichrist
I know that it hurt living alone, by yourself
Through the [?]
I know that it’s hard being the one
Catching [?] to see the [?]
I know it ain’t easy
I know they disturb
But if you just stick with me
We can learn to love
And I’m not talking romance
I’m talking about real stuff
And if you just stick with me
We can learn, we can learn
We’ll wake them up (wake up, wake up, wake up)
We’ll wake them up (wake up, wake up, wake up)
Wake up!

Drake – Diplomatic Immunity Lyrics

The do or die
The one with the fewest lies and the truest ties
They try to compare us
But like a job straight outta high school there’s no you and I
I taught you everything you know, now you got student pride
All factual, I call the house “the embassy”
The studio “the chapel”, I hate to travel
I just pulled up on Solana show, the girl’s a natural
I knew her way back when Hollywood was international
Yeah, the furthest I’ve been, that’s word to my ends
Word to the flags that belong in the hood of my Benz
Very presidential, I broke all the codes for zonin’ in my residential
I broke spirits that I never meant to
My body isn’t much of a sacred temple, with vodka and wine
And sleep at the opposite times
Promise shit is gettin’ outta line like when you make a stencil
Or gettin’ outta line like when you break a pencil
Violatin’ the Treaty of Versailles
Champagne is the alias, but no cease and desist in I
I refuse to comply with regulations
I listen to heavy metal for meditation, no silence
Like Sanders on the Detroit Lions
Get a run around and I’ll bury you where they won’t find ya
Motor City Casino, I’m at the cage with my old license
They tell me “don’t worry, I got your money” like Osirus
(I’m the Osiris of this shit)
Dirty 30, workin’ on me
Tired of women that may tag me in pictures airin’ my dirty laundry
Caterin’ is from Giorgio Baldi, Robyn’s favorite
Shit is nice, but I prefer Madeo
Calamari rings and tomato
I got the sauce and now shorties keep claimin’ preggo
Wakin’ up at 6 PM like, “Where does the day go?”
Forecastin’ tornadoes, brainstormin’ retaliation at dinner tables
2010 was when I lost my halo
2017 I lost a J. Lo
A Rotterdam trip had me on front page though
I had to lay low, Hot Topic like your everyday clothes
Closed off but I could never stay closed
Billboard awards, I claimed 13 out in Vegas like Sureños
Black excellence, but I guess when it comes to me it’s not the same though, all goodie
That just pushed me to do the things we all couldn’t
Niggas stakin’ out the crib, it’s all gravy
Protection that God gave me
Shit is complex like short niggas ’round tall ladies
I gotta watch who I’m talkin’ to like it’s all-ages
I’ve seen buddin’ careers turn to sit around and talk about other careers, judgin’ their peers
Knowledge from niggas who did not contribute to none of this here
Cover my ears, my security government tier
Yeah, advance the venue so we know the exits
Check the guest list
If opps make an appearance at least it’s expected
Tell ‘em I don’t wanna link like a broken necklace
I’ll be in better company with my own reflection
Mirror, mirror, on the ceilin’ of my suite in the Royal Palace
The TV playin’ Al Jazeera
Inshallah, I hope the mission keeps on gettin’ clearer
Whenever, wherever, OVO will always be together like Shakira
I love, I love
I love, I love it
Baby, I [Verse]
Diplomatic immunity, fuck ’em
All that peace and that unity
All that weak shit’ll ruin me, fuck ’em, yeah
‘Cause niggas started talkin’ to me like I’m slowin’ down
Opinions over statistics, of course
Gassed off journalistic
Come at me and all you’ll get is the ballistic report
Booked a private room at Wylie’s, waiter twistin’ the cork
I got multi-colored rings like the Olympics, of course
At award shows, cuttin’ through the tension, of course
Girls huggin’ me then askin’ me, “What scent that is, boy?”
I be walkin’ around the Six like I invented it, boy
Yeah, who am I?

Italian woman who survived Holocaust as a child given top honour

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“As a senator she will point out the value of memory. They were arrested in 1943, and put onto trains departing from Milan’s central station toward Nazi-run deportation camps.Only 25 of 775 Italian children survived the Nazi death camps.For decades, Segre, 87, appeared reluctant to discuss her experiences in Auschwitz, Corriere della Sera daily said. Key points:Italy marks 80 years since it introduced Fascist-era racist laws discriminating against JewsMs Segre and her family went into hiding after the 1938 law was introducedThey were arrested in 1943, and sent to Nazi-run deportation camps
President Sergio Mattarella’s office said on Friday he chose Liliana Segre for the honour because she had made the nation proud with her social commitment.Italy is marking 80 years since the country introduced Fascist-era racist laws discriminating against Jews.Ms Segre and her family went into hiding after the 1938 law was introduced. A precious decision 80 years after the racial laws.”Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime introduced the laws targeting Italy’s tiny Jewish minority, forcing them out of institutions such as schools and discriminating against them economically.When German troops occupied Italy during World War II, many of Italy’s Jews were rounded up in Rome and elsewhere for deportation to Nazi-run death camps.The laws were abolished with Mussolini’s demise.Senators-for-life vote in Parliament’s upper chamber along with regularly elected senators.Considered role models because of their achievements, they have included figures from politics, business, the arts and science.AP Knowing I’ll be among senators-for-life is an honour and a great responsibility.””Liliana Segre’s life is testimony to freedom,” Premier Paolo Gentiloni said in a tweet. But in the 1990s, she began speaking to schoolchildren throughout Italy about the Holocaust.Ms Segre said she was just an ordinary woman, and being chosen for the honour caught her by complete surprise.”I cannot assign myself other importance, other than that of being a herald, a person who recounts what she has witnessed,” the ANSA news agency quoted her as saying in a phone interview.”I feel like any other woman, a grandmother, and I never thought about this. A woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy.

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Indigenous women help tag endangered turtles in WA for first time

Wayward loggerhead turtles find new digs in Bunbury
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Spaniels coming to the rescue to save baby turtles
The group of women call themselves the Buyungurra Nyarlu Gang, which means Turtle Women Gang in the Malgana language. Video: Dirk Hartog Island is a special place for Malgana people

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She said she had seen Dirk Hartog Island many times over the years, viewing it from a distance from Denham, but this was the first time she had been to the island and observed the turtles.”We get to learn the other half of the information that we didn’t get to learn that we would’ve learned traditionally,” Ms McNeair said.”We also get to put together the information that our elders taught us when we were younger, and be able to say ah okay, so that’s why, you know, they told us to do things this way.”The Department of Parks and Wildlife, which looks after the island, acknowledges the important partnership. “[It is] really important to understand their desires and their values for these species and the land.”

Video: Dirk Hartog an isolated and beautiful island

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The group monitored and tagged the turtles all through the night for four nights, often walking about 15 kilometres, but this did not seem to faze any of them.”You don’t even get tired. “We get to learn from them as much as they do from us,” Shark Bay district ranger Dale Fitzgerald said. Each year volunteers assist the Department of Parks and Wildlife with the tagging and monitoring of the turtles.But for the first time, Malgana people from Shark Bay are this year joining in and helping to gather important data on the turtles. “Then, when she’s laid her eggs, we are able to tag and measure her.”The project’s main aim is to measure any turtles that have been tagged previously to see how much they have grown. “To learn a lot about them and figure out ways we can get them coming back again and again,” she said.All the data collected will be analysed to see how the turtle numbers are tracking. (ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt: Chris Lewis )
Bianca McNeair, who is one of the six women from Shark Bay, said it had been an amazing opportunity to be part of the turtle monitoring program. Ms Barret Gulu said it was vital to try and understand the turtles more. Video: Turtle tagging on Dirk Hartog Island

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“When she first comes up onto shore we want to leave her be so we can observe her from a distance,” she said. Video: Park rangers counting turtle tracks in WA

(ABC News) Aboriginal women from Shark Bay have been involved in tagging endangered loggerhead turtles on Dirk Hartog Island, off WA’s Gascoyne coast, for the first time.January is often a busy time for the turtles as they head to Turtle Bay to bury their eggs. It’s just that excitement that keeps pushing you on,” Nykita McNeair said.”Seeing the bioluminescent turtles under the Milky Way and watching the turtles lay eggs is such a beautiful image I’ll never forget.” Mary Barrett Gelu, a turtle tagger team leader, said when a turtle was first spotted, it was important to figure out what she was doing.
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Don’t have kids until you’re ready is the advice from goat breeders

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Goats are adorable and their antics have made them social media stars, but are you ready for kids of your own?Carl and Jan Roberts breed miniature goats in Ellendale in the Central Highlands of Tasmania.The popularity of cute goats on social media had helped drive interest in their farm, they said. They will die of a broken heart if they don’t have that goat interaction.”Not only do goats need to be with other goats to keep them happy, they also can live for a long time.”The reality is they’ll be with you for anything between 12 and 15 years,” Mr Roberts said. (ABC Radio Hobart: Carol Rääbus)
“Social media has been phenomenal for us. They are worse than children — if they get bored they cause chaos.”Mr Roberts said he and his wife spent a lot of time with prospective customers and would refuse to sell kids if they thought people were not prepared for the responsibility.”We spend a lot of time educating the new owners [about] the needs of the goat,” he said.”At the end of the day they’re our family, they’re Jan’s kids.” (ABC Radio Hobart: Carol Rääbus)
Mr Roberts said goats misbehaving was usually a sign they were not being interacted with enough.”Goats need to be interacted with. External Link:

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“[They also] need a variety of pastures and a variety of food.”Even though they’re miniatures, they’re very small, you can’t put [them] in a quarter acre and leave them there.”Playtime for goats a mustYou will also need to be prepared to spend time with your goats each day; they are not a set-and-forget animal.Studies have shown goats to have the same capacity for bonding with humans as dogs, and their intelligence is also about the same as their canine counterparts.This means they can get bored and become destructive if they are not mentally stimulated. We don’t have to advertise,” Ms Roberts told Helen Shield on ABC Radio Hobart.Australian miniature goats have been selectively bred to be about half the size of regular goat breeds.While you can still milk a mini goat, or use its fleece or meat, their primary attraction is as a different kind of pet. They need other goat buddies to be truly happy. Photo:
Carl and Jan Roberts have a custom-built “goat palace” on Willow Creek farm. Photo:
A solo goat is a sad goat. However, Mr Roberts said no matter how small the goat might be, their needs were just the same as their larger ancestors.”They’re not a pet, they’re livestock, so they have different needs [to cats and dogs],” he said.A single goat is a miserable goatWhile a cat or dog might be OK on its own, a goat without a herd will be lonely and far from happy.”We only sell them in pairs, minimum in pairs, they’re a herd animal,” Mr Roberts said.”A goat needs a goat. The onesie keeps its nappy on. Photo:
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‘Feel like I’m going to pass out’: Melting inside an ice-cream van on a 38C day

(ABC News: Clare Sibthorpe) By Clare Sibthorpe


January 21, 2018 08:40:01

Sarah Wicken endures the heat because she likes making children smile.
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Ms Wicken — a primary school teacher — and her husband Carl, have been delivering ice-cream to suburban Canberra almost every summer day for the past 12 years.”My husband grew up in England and there was an ice-cream truck on every corner, but when he moved to Australia he was amazed there were so few around,” she said. And while it might be less common to spot a colourful van or little tuktuk loudly travelling city streets, they are still popular at public events and on the coast.Ms Wicken does not intend to stop making children smile anytime soon, and encourages others to give the job a try.”I definitely hope these vans will be around forever,” she said.”I hope my grandchildren will have them — I’ll have to train mine up.” (ABC News: Clare Sibthorpe)
Asked why she believed more ice-cream van drivers were throwing in the gloves and cups, she said it was because it was becoming an increasingly hard business to profit from.”You definitely don’t go through enough stock to last the year, it’s quite expensive to run,” Ms Wicken said.”I also think people can’t cope with the long days and going to every street… you make a lot more at events.”In an increasingly cashless society, it also doesn’t help that fewer people have spare change lying around and she doesn’t accept eftpos due to sporadic reception. Sometimes I have to chuck ice down my back to help keep cool.”History traces back to Mr WhippyThe first and trend-setting ice-cream truck company in   Australia   was Mr Whippy, which came from the United Kingdom in 1962.It started in the streets of Sydney but was quickly popular in most other cities. In the 1970s the company sold the last of its vans. Photo:
Sarah and Carl say the ice-cream truck business isn’t easy — but it’s worth it. “He said, ‘I’m going to get an ice-cream truck’ — and I didn’t believe him, but off he went.”The couple are on a mission to keep alive a tradition they worry is at risk of dying out.”When we get new customers many say they haven’t had one [an ice-cream from a van] in 20 years,” she said.”We are trying to make it a part of people’s lives again… it’s such an icon.”

‘Cool Penguin’ has been cooling Canberra children down for 12 years. Copping 50 degrees Celsius temperatures inside an ice-cream van, listening to the same jingle on repeat and spending eight sweltering hours cooling others down is not how many people want to spend a hot summer’s day.But one thing makes it all worthwhile for Canberrans Sarah and Carl Wicken.”When you turn the corner and kids are jumping up and down so excited, it’s really good,” Ms Wicken said.”I do a suburb a day and I try and do every street— I feel bad if even one child misses out.”

The ice-cream line was long on this scorching day. (ABC News: Clare Sibthorpe)
But thanks to the many loyal customers who have been buying ice-creams from the family for more than a decade, they make enough money to keep serving Canberrans.Although, she admits it takes some self-motivating to roll out of bed on a string of days above 35-degree like this week — especially considering the van’s air-conditioning has been playing up for weeks.”It would get to 50 degrees inside the van, maybe more,” she said.”Sometimes I feel like I’m going to pass out to be honest. Photo:
Sarah Wicken says she’s only aware of one other ice-cream truck company in Canberra. It returned under different owners over the years, most recently being taken over by a food company in 2015.But few of the original vehicles exist today.
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Women to have Tour Down Under prize money ‘topped up’ to match men


January 21, 2018 11:40:22

The Mitchelton-Scott cyclists were best team in the TDU and included overall winner Amanda Spratt (R). (Instagram: Tour Down Under)
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Australian Amanda Spratt won this year’s women’s TDU as well as taking out the Queen of the Mountain as the best climber.The men race their final stage on an Adelaide street circuit today, with Daryl Impey and Richie Porte locked at the top of the leader board.Huge advance for women in sportWomen’s TDU race director Kimberley Conte applauded the recognition of female cyclists’ efforts.”We’re absolutely delighted with the announcement of equal prize money,” she said.”This is a huge leap forward not only for our women’s Tour Down Under riders, but female athletes all over the world.”International cycling executive, Union Cyclist Internationale (UCI) president David Lappartient, said women competitors would get a better deal globally.”I am a strong advocate for women’s empowerment in sports in general and cycling more specifically,” he said.”The UCI has indeed introduced equal prize money for men and women across all UCI world championships and world cups.”It is fantastic [for] South Australia [to] take the lead, elevating women in sport through offering equal prize money for male and female competitors in the Tour Down Under [and] I am confident equal prize money will support a significant transformation for women in cycling.”Wind tunnel planned for velodromeAdelaide’s cycling Super-Drome in the northern suburbs is to get an upgrade, including construction of a wind tunnel which will allow Olympic athletes and professional teams from around the world test their bikes, helmets and riding techniques.The South Australian Government said it would be the only velodrome in the world with such a facility, and it hoped Australian cyclists would have a winning edge as they prepared for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photo:
Anna Meares is delighted local cyclists will have access to wind tunnel training in Adelaide. The women cyclists who competed in this year’s Tour Down Under (TDU), staged before the men’s event, will have their prize money topped up to the same amount as their male counterparts.After talks with international cycling authorities, the South Australian Government has announced it will tip in about $90,000 so the women and men TDU competitors are treated equally.The initial women’s prize pool had been about $15,000.SA Sport Minister Leon Bignell said the women competitors could look forward to top-up cheques.”This is the first major bike race in the world where there’ll be equality amongst men and women, where the pay cheques will be exactly the same,” he said.”So terrific news for women’s cycling — when they go out there they train just as hard as the men.”When they break bones it hurts just as much as the men.”

Amanda Spratt shows her joy as she wins a stage during this year’s TDU. (AAP: Julian Smith)
Cycling champion Anna Meares welcomed the addition of a wind tunnel.”To have a world-class facility such as a state-of-the-art wind tunnel on the doorstep of the Super-Drome, where some of the best cycling programmes in the world are, will not only open up massive opportunity for our athletes to improve their sport but many industries will be able to access and use this cutting-edge technology,” she said.There will also be a BMX training facility built next to the Super-Drome, which was opened in the early 1990s as the headquarters of Cycling SA.
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