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Dieter Brummer dead: Home and Away star dies at home aged 45

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The Australian actor was best known for playing Shane Parrish in the soap which made him a household name in the 1990s.

He was found dead at his home in northwest Sydney on Saturday and police have confirmed his death is not being treated as suspicious.

“Dieter was a much-loved Home and Away cast member and celebrated by Australian and international audiences for his award-winning portrayal of Shane Parrish.

We send our sincere condolences to Dieter’s family and friends during this very difficult time.”

Brummer shot to fame in 1992 when he landed the part of Shane Parrish, propelling him to international stardom and cementing his place as an Aussie soap hunk.

He won a legion of fans both Down Under and abroad and remained with the soap for four years from 1992 until 1996, acting opposite Melissa George, who played Shane’s wife Angel.

There were rumours of a falling out between the co-stars, and Brummer later admitted their perfect onscreen relationship was just very good acting.

The actor went on to land roles in shows such as Rescue Special Ops, Winners and Losers, and Underbelly, and famously made a soap crossover in 2011 when he landed a part in Home and Away’s rival show Neighbours.

Brummer played Troy Miller in stints in 2011 and 2012.

The actor went on to land roles in shows such as Rescue Special Ops, Winners and Losers, and Underbelly, and famously made a soap crossover in 2011 when he landed a part in Home and Away’s rival show Neighbours.

Brummer played Troy Miller in stints in 2011 and 2012.

Melissa George as Angel and Dieter Brummer as Shane in Home and Away

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Exciting times for teachers as TSC launches digital leave application system

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On Wednesday, December 1, 2021 The Teachers Service Commission automated its leave application and approval process.

Teachers can now apply for leave and have their applications approved online.

“Our leave application and approval process is now automated. You can apply on this link https://hrmis.tsc.go.ke/tm-app/apply_leave,” the commission announced.

TSC employed teachers are entitled to a 42 days annual leave, often taken during school holidays.

Female teachers are entitled to 90 calendar days of maternity leave from the date of confinement as their male counterparts get a 10 day leave within the period of their spouse’s maternity leave.

Teachers are also allowed a maximum of 15 days compassionate leave to attend to bereavement, sickness, or hospitalization of dependents.

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Thika residents staring at huge losses after floods destroyed properties worth millions

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Several families in Kisii estate in Thika, Kiambu County will be forced to seek alternative areas to shelter after heavy rain wreaked havoc in the area, flooding their homes.

The last few days heavy downpour that has been witnessed in the area have destroyed properties worth millions of shillings.

According to them, poor and old drainage systems are the major cause of flooding in the area. 

Residents now blame political leaders for their misfortunes.

They noted that flooding in the area is a perennial crisis they ought to have addressed a long time ago.

They said that they filled several complaints to both the National and County governments to address the issue but all have fallen on death ears.

“Most of our businesses are now flooded and items therein destroyed. We have lost stock and can not even open the stalls to salvage what has remained,” another local added.

They claimed that cases of Arthritic have been on the rise due to the severe cold in the area.

Parents noted that the raging waters on their children’s way to school forces them to skip school.

The residents are afraid they might contract various diseases including waterborne diseases such as Typhoid and Bilharzia.

To solve the problem, the residents have vowed to fundraise to enable them to construct modern drainage systems.

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Kenyan boy recovers after Uhuru paid for his Sh5 million surgery

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Ethan Macharia, penned an emotional letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2020 asking for financial assistance.

The young boy fell off head first from the first floor of an apartment while playing.

Baby Ethan had been stuck in India where he was undergoing treatment when Uhuru paid for his treatment is now a happy boy after recovering.

Doctors performed surgery on baby Ethan and implanted a special device in his heart to stop him from suffering seizures.

The impact of the fall would cause the child up to 40 violent seizures per day.

Kevin Otiende, a close friend of the family, has now revealed that the young boy is back to enjoying normal life with his peers.

“The surgery was successful. He now has a special device implanted in his heart that stops the attacks.

I was thrilled to find him healthy, doing his homework, before we shared a meal.

His life is now fully back to normal. And God, indeed, sits on His throne,” Otiende expressed.

Kevin Otiende and Ethan Macharia enjoying dinner

The news of President Kenyatta’s intervention was announced by Kenya’s Embassy in India.

Doctors at the Fortis Hospital where Ethan was admitted said they had attempted to control his seizures with several unsuccessful medications

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