Melania Trump Club

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Future First Lady? See Melania Trump's nude photo shoot

Mile High Club was a stand-up organisation. The price of entry was a stolen moment in the cramped and hardly seductive surroundings of a 747 loo, and the penalties for being caught were harsh. Which is a shame when you consider the undeniable frission travelling at 30,000 feet adds to any assignation. Now airlines have wised-up, with Virgin Atlantic offering double beds to its Upper Class passengers. But if you're going to get that all-important upgrade, then you're going to have to join the jet set. And there are rules.


Enter high-spirited Donald Trump to show us how it's done. The billionaire New York property magnate, Reform Party presidential candidate and proud owner of this custom-fitted 727 (even the seat buckles are 18-carat gold) is an expert in the art of in-flight entertainment. And his personal hostess, 26-year-old Slovenian supermodel Melania Knauss, might just end up as the next First Lady. Flight of fancy? Not if The Donald has his way.

Heavyweight political commentators may scoff, but the delectable Miss Knauss is relishing the prospect of a future pressing the flesh on state occasions. "I will put all my effort into it, and I will support my man," she said recently.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Former Deputy PM Sir Brian Talboys dies

 Prime Minister John Key has paid tribute to former Deputy Prime Minister Sir Brian Talboys, who passed away in Invercargill yesterday.

"I was saddened to learn of Sir Brian's death and my thoughts are with his family at this time," Mr Key says.

Sir Brian was a member of Parliament from 1957 to 1981 and served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1975 to 1981. He served as a minister across a range of portfolios, including agriculture, science, foreign affairs and trade.

"Sir Brian was a gracious and articulate politician who was always looking for solutions. He represented the best of the pragmatic tradition of the National Party.

"He had a truly international view of New Zealand's place in the world and was a strong advocate of our trade interests in a time of profound change.

"He was heavily involved in the creation of CER and represented New Zealand's interests when the UK joined the European common market.

Sir Brian, the MP for the former Southland electorate of Wallace from 1957 to 1981, served as deputy to former Prime Minister Sir Robert Muldoon from 1975 to 1981.

He also served as a minister in portfolios including agriculture, science, foreign affairs and trade during his 24 years as an MP.

The Wanganui-born politician died in Invercargill yesterday aged 90.

Prime Minister John Key today said Sir Brian would be remembered for his wide and distinguished contribution to New Zealand politics.

"I was saddened to learn of Sir Brian's death and my thoughts are with his family at this time," he said.

"Sir Brian was a gracious and articulate politician who was always looking for solutions. He represented the best of the pragmatic tradition of the National Party."

Mr Key said Sir Brian had a truly international view of New Zealand's place in the world and was a strong advocate of the country's trade interests in a time of profound change.

Labour leader David Shearer expressed his condolences to Sir Brian's family, friends and former colleagues.

He described Sir Brian as a dedicated politician.

"He served his country with distinction and we thank him for his contribution. Our thoughts are with Sir Brian's family and friends at this very sad time.

Heavy rain and gales to batter North Island

Gales, heavy rain, snow and coastal flooding are expected to emphasise the arrival of winter in the next few days.

The culprit is a deep approaching low which will cross the country overnight tomorrow and into Wednesday.

MetService said associated rain bands would spread over both islands, with very cold air moving onto the South Island.

"There will be heavy rain and strong winds on one side of the weather system and bitterly cold air with snow on the other," meteorologist Daniel Corbett said.

Travel by road could be difficult in Canterbury and Marlborough, with snow expected to low levels over the South Island, including heavy falls over north Canterbury and inland Marlborough from tomorrow night into Wednesday. Snow depths could be over 40cm in places.

The main area of rain and strong winds would spread in across northern and western parts of the country during the day tomorrow, with heavy bursts of rain and northerly gales likely.

High king tides tomorrow evening could bring a risk of coastal flooding around the coasts of Waikato, Auckland, Northland and Bay of Plenty.

A severe weather warning said rain was expected  to become heavy tomorrow afternoon in the eastern ranges of Bay of Plenty and Gisborne north of Ruatoria, with up to 100mm in the 18 hours from 3pm, MetService said.

For the ranges of Buller and northwest Nelson, rain was expected to become heavy around noon tomorrow, with up to 150mm falling over 24 hours.

MetService spokesman Daniel Corbett said a storm system would push warm air and northerlies across the North Island, and a southerly front would bring bitterly cold air across the South Island.

The engine room of the system would settle over Cook Strait on Wednesday before clearing on Thursday and Friday.

The MetService has issued severe rain warnings for eastern Bay of Plenty, northern Gisborne, Buller and northwest Nelson, where 100mm or more of rain was expected.

Severe northerlies gusting to 140km/h are likely throughout much of the lower North Island including Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wanganui, Wellington and Wairarapa.

In Auckland, heavy rain and strong winds were expected later tomorrow.

"It's wet, it's windy for the likes of Auckland, and then a little bit cooler as you get into the later parts of the week," Mr Corbett said.

The heavy rain would coincide with high king tides on Tuesday evening, with a risk of coastal flooding in Auckland, Northland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

In the South Island, snow to low levels was expected overnight Tuesday, with heavy falls of up to 40cm in north Canterbury and inland Marlborough likely to make road travel difficult on Wednesday.

WeatherWatch forecaster Howard Joseph said the heaviest rain was expected in the Bay of Plenty and the East Cape, with strong winds further south.

"There's also a chance for some pretty heavy gales, possibly approaching the severe levels, for Wellington and the whole lower part of the North Island."