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Melbourne hairdressers fined almost $10,000 for opening during lockdown

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A hairdressing salon that defied the Victorian government’s coronavirus lockdown were fined almost $10,000 after trading on Saturday.

Husband and wife Jomana Najem and Rojer Alhallak, who own the Adam and Weave Barber shop in Hughesdale, in south-east Melbourne, were slugged $9,913 for opening their doors despite Stage 4 restrictions.

The struggling business put a call out on Facebook to any Victorian who needed a haircut, saying they would ‘go broke’ if they had no customers.

Police were spotted outside the salon at 8.30am on Saturday morning after Ms Najem revealed her intention to open the shop in earlier media reports.

The salon was eventually closed just before 11am, with police then issuing the whopping fine.

Husband and wife Jomana Najem and Rojer Alhallak (pictured) were fined close to $10,000 on Saturday for opening their salon in Melbourne

Husband and wife Jomana Najem and Rojer Alhallak (pictured) were fined close to $10,000 on Saturday for opening their salon in Melbourne

Husband and wife Jomana Najem and Rojer Alhallak (pictured) were fined close to $10,000 on Saturday for opening their salon in Melbourne

The owners of salon 'Adam and Weave' were fined almost $10,000 by police (pictured) for opening during lockdown in a bid to save their business from collapse

The owners of salon 'Adam and Weave' were fined almost $10,000 by police (pictured) for opening during lockdown in a bid to save their business from collapse

The owners of salon ‘Adam and Weave’ were fined almost $10,000 by police (pictured) for opening during lockdown in a bid to save their business from collapse

Victorian Police (pictured) who fined the barber and salon owners almost $10,000 for operating during a lockdown

Victorian Police (pictured) who fined the barber and salon owners almost $10,000 for operating during a lockdown

Victorian Police (pictured) who fined the barber and salon owners almost $10,000 for operating during a lockdown

Ms Najem said the large fine was ‘not a major concern’ and revealed to The Age she has already secured commitment for crowd-funded financial backing for costs associated with contesting the fine in court. 

A spokesperson from Victoria Police confirmed the salon had been fined for operating in breach of the Stage 4 Chief Health Officer directions.

‘Victoria Police understands the difficulties facing many businesses at the moment and made every effort to see the matter resolved without the need for a fine to be issued,’ a spokesperson said.

‘However, after repeated warnings and consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, the business owner was issued a fine for $9,913.’

The salon first opened on July 8, and was up and running for just three and a half weeks before they had to shut up shop on August 3 due to strict Stage Four restrictions.

Since then, the couple have been struggling to survive without any form of income or welfare payments. 

‘Rojer is new to Australia, he is on a temporary residency we have had not on cent from the government for our business. Even personally no Centrelink, nothing,’ Ms Najem said.

‘I have just had my parenting payments cut off.’

It is the second time Mr Alhallak has been forced to close his business, after leaving his home country Syria. 

Adam & Weave Hair Salon and Barber in Hughesdale has been fined $9,913 for opening in lockdown

Adam & Weave Hair Salon and Barber in Hughesdale has been fined $9,913 for opening in lockdown

Adam & Weave Hair Salon and Barber in Hughesdale has been fined $9,913 for opening in lockdown

The salon only opened on July 8, before they had to shut up shop on August 3 as the city went into lockdown

The salon only opened on July 8, before they had to shut up shop on August 3 as the city went into lockdown

The salon only opened on July 8, before they had to shut up shop on August 3 as the city went into lockdown 

‘The first time he lost his salon because of war, and this time he is like, why is this happening again? I literally opened a salon and it’s being taken away from me. 

‘This is a war…its a psychological war and we have to do something about it.’ 

Meanwhile, the K9 Salon next door reopened two weeks ago, offering pet-grooming services.

‘They were able to open but it doesn’t make sense that they were allowed to open and cut animal hair but human hair is not allowed to be cut,’ Ms Najem said.  

Ms Najem said the pair are struggling to survive without any form of income or welfare payments

Ms Najem said the pair are struggling to survive without any form of income or welfare payments

Ms Najem said the pair are struggling to survive without any form of income or welfare payments

For her partner Mr Alhallak (pictured styling a model) it is the second time he has been forced to close his business, after leaving his home country Syria

For her partner Mr Alhallak (pictured styling a model) it is the second time he has been forced to close his business, after leaving his home country Syria

For her partner Mr Alhallak (pictured styling a model) it is the second time he has been forced to close his business, after leaving his home country Syria

The desperate business owners urged Melburnians to come by and visit them when they opened their doors at 8.30am on Saturday

The desperate business owners urged Melburnians to come by and visit them when they opened their doors at 8.30am on Saturday

The desperate business owners urged Melburnians to come by and visit them when they opened their doors at 8.30am on Saturday

MELBOURNE’S ROADMAP OUT OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN – WHAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO AND WHEN:

Step one: Came into effect on September 14 

Step two: Came into effect on September 28 

Step three: When there is a daily statewide average of five new cases over the past 14 days. The original aim was for October 26, brought forward to October 19 after the 14-day average of new cases fell below initial expectations, but again put on hold after new case numbers plateaued.

This has now been revamped to be a series of ‘mini-steps’ and more gradual easings as the numbers proved difficult to shift.

Step four: The move to step four will come when there have been no new COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days. The aim is for this to come into place on November 23 

COVID Normal: After 28 days of no new COVID-19 cases, things will return to normal. 

FREEDOMS YOU GET AT EACH STEP OF EASING 

Step one – came into effect September 14 

Curfew has been eased to 9pm-5am

People can still only leave home for the four reasons (shopping, exercise, work and care or medical attention)

Public gatherings increased to two people, or a household, for a maximum of two hours

 Singles can have one nominated person to their home as part of the ‘singles social bubble’ 

Childcare and early educators to remain closed

Schools will continue to learn remotely unless they have exemptions

 Adult education to continue to be done remotely, unless they have exemption

 Only go to work if you are in a permitted industry 

– Cafes and restaurants will continue with take away only

– Retail businesses will remain open for essential shopping, with others only operating with click and collect

– Only one person per household can do the essential shopping 

Step two – came into effect September 28

 Melbourne’s curfew lifted

– Public gatherings increase again to five people from a maximum of two households

Childcare and early educators can re-open

Schools to continue with remote learning, but Prep to Grade Two and Year 11 and Year 12 students will gradually return to class in Term 4 

 There will be an increase to permitted workplaces

Step three – originally expected October 26, brought forward to October 19 

There are no restrictions on leaving home

Public gatherings increase to 10 people together outdoors

 A ‘household bubble’ will be introduced, so five people from one house can visit another 

Remote learning to continue, but Grades 3 to Year 11 can gradually return to class

– Adult education to continue to be done remotely, but hands on classes will see a phased return to onsite 

 Work from home is encouraged

– Up to 10 people can eat together at restaurants and cafes, with the majority of tables outdoor

– Retail shops to reopen, with hairdresses operating under safety measures but beauty stores to remain closed

– Real estate agents can conduct private inspections by appointment

– The one person per household limit on shopping is to be revoked 

Step four – expected in November, dependent on new case numbers:

Public gatherings to increase to 50 people outdoors

 Up to 20 visitors can attend a home at any one time

 All adult education will return to onsite with safety measures in place

– Groups limited to 20 indoors and a maximum of 50 patrons per venue

– All retail stores to reopen, while real estate agents can operate with safety measures and by keeping a record of attendants

Step five – COVID normal:

Public gatherings have no restriction

 There will also be no restriction on visitors to homes

– Phased return to onsite work for work from home workers

  Schools to reopen as normal

– Restrictions on hospitality removed, but venues to continue keeping records 

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Queensland will open its borders to NSW from NEXT WEEK

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Queensland will finally open to New South Wales on Tuesday but Sydney residents will be kept out.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who faces an election on Saturday, previously said she hoped to ease her state’s hard border with NSW on Sunday after it was re-imposed in August to stop the spread of coronavirus.

But she has pushed the opening back to Tuesday and banned residents from all 32 Greater Sydney local government areas on the advice of chief health officer Jeannette Young. 

Dr Young said she made the decision because Sydney suffered four cases of community transmission on Thursday, one of which could not be traced to a known contact.  

Ms Palaszczuk was on the campaign trail on the Gold Coast on Thursday ahead of Saturday's election

Ms Palaszczuk was on the campaign trail on the Gold Coast on Thursday ahead of Saturday's election

Ms Palaszczuk was on the campaign trail on the Gold Coast on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s election

New South Wales residents outside Greater Sydney will be allowed to enter Queensland from 1am on 3 November. 

They will be allowed to fly from Sydney Airport but must not stop anywhere else in the city. 

Victorians remain banned from Queensland and all other states except the Northern Territory where they must pay $2,500 for hotel quarantine.

Dr Young has previously said the NSW border would not be opened until the state went 28 consecutive days without mystery cases. 

‘Yesterday they had four new cases and one of those cases they could not link to any other known clusters,’ she said. 

‘Sydney is one city and people move around that city. That is why those 32 LGAs all need to be declared hot spots. Outside those 32 LGAs, there have not been any cases in the previous 28 days.’

Dr Young added: ‘They have cases there that they do not know about that are spreading in that community. It is all about unlinked cases.’ 

Asked when Sydneysiders will be allowed in, she said: ‘You asking me to look into a crystal ball. I genuinely do not know. It depends what happens with the virus.’ 

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured on Friday in a new motorway tunnel in West Pennant Hills) urged Queensland to open up

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured on Friday in a new motorway tunnel in West Pennant Hills) urged Queensland to open up

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured on Friday in a new motorway tunnel in West Pennant Hills) urged Queensland to open up 

Queensland's stubborn premier appears poised to keep her borders closed to Sydneysiders ahead of Saturday's state election

Queensland's stubborn premier appears poised to keep her borders closed to Sydneysiders ahead of Saturday's state election

Queensland’s stubborn premier appears poised to keep her borders closed to Sydneysiders ahead of Saturday’s state election

Asked about the suffering imposed on businesses by keeping Sydneysiders out, Ms Palaszczuk said: ‘I know it’s very tough for our tourism industry and that is why we have provided so much support.’ 

She said Dr Young did not offer any alternative options and she took her recommendation ‘lock stock and barrel’. 

On Thursday NSW Health issued a serious alert for several venues across Sydney. 

Anyone who attended Westfield Bondi Junction, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, on October 24 between 1.30pm and 4.30pm was told to monitor for symptoms after a confirmed case visited.

In western Sydney Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park, a kebab shop, and chicken restaurant and a marketplace were also put on alert. 

Watch for symptoms: Warning after Covid cases visit Sydney venues  

On Thursday NSW Health issued a serious alert for several venues across Sydney.

Anyone who attended Westfield Bondi Junction, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, on October 24 between 1.30pm and 4.30pm was told to monitor for symptoms after a confirmed case visited. 

Anyone who attended Westfield Bondi Junction (pictured), in Sydney's eastern suburbs, on October 24 between 1.30pm and 4.30pm must monitor for symptoms

Anyone who attended Westfield Bondi Junction (pictured), in Sydney's eastern suburbs, on October 24 between 1.30pm and 4.30pm must monitor for symptoms

Anyone who attended Westfield Bondi Junction (pictured), in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, on October 24 between 1.30pm and 4.30pm must monitor for symptoms

Meanwhile venues in Sydney’s west have also been put on high alert, including Flip Out Prestons Indoor Trampoline Park and Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant in Liverpool.

The hours for the trampoline park are between 12pm and 1.50pm on October 25, while a positive case was at the restaurant on Sunday between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Anyone who visited the trampoline park or restaurant for more than an hour must immediately isolate for 14 days regardless of their test result.

NSW Health has warned attendees of three other venues to get tested if they experience COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Watsup Brothers kebab shop, Condell Park, between 5.30pm and 6pm on October 24
  • Ali Baba Charcoal Chicken in Auburn, between 1pm and 1.20pm on October 26 
  • Carnes Hill Marketplace between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday October 27

 

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday morning urged Ms Palaszczuk to open the border, saying: ‘We can’t stay stuck in neutral. We’ve got to gear up again.’

‘We’ve got to get going again and do it safely.’ 

He challenged Ms Palaszczuk to release the health advice she took before making the decision.

‘Make decisions on the basis of health advice and be transparent about it. It’s just very hard often to get a clear steer on what’s behind these decisions,’ he said.

‘We’ve looked at the Queensland systems and the Queensland systems are good,’ Mr Morrison said, referring to contact tracing. 

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged Queensland to open up and also criticised Western Australia and Tasmania for keeping borers closed.  

‘The length those premiers have gone to is beyond the realm of logic,’ she said. 

All states and territories except Western Australia have told the prime minister they want to remove borders by Christmas.  

WA premier Mark McGowan, who faces an election in March and has gained popularity with his hard border closure, refused to take part in the plan. 

But according to local media he will announce a date to relax the border with all state except NSW and Victoria.  

Motorists are stopped at a checkpoint at Coolangatta on the Queensland-New South Wales border when it was re-introduced in August

Motorists are stopped at a checkpoint at Coolangatta on the Queensland-New South Wales border when it was re-introduced in August

Motorists are stopped at a checkpoint at Coolangatta on the Queensland-New South Wales border when it was re-introduced in August

Annastacia Palaszczuk previously indicated she hoped to ease the hard border, which was introduced to stem the spread of COVID-19, from 1 November

Annastacia Palaszczuk previously indicated she hoped to ease the hard border, which was introduced to stem the spread of COVID-19, from 1 November

Annastacia Palaszczuk previously indicated she hoped to ease the hard border, which was introduced to stem the spread of COVID-19, from 1 November 

On Thursday night tourism business owners accused Ms Palaszczuk of ‘playing politics’ with their livelihoods.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks chief operating officer Bikash Randhawa criticised Health Minister Steven Miles’ claims that Queensland’s hospitality sector fared well throughout lockdown.

‘Which world is this man living in?’ he asked on Twitter on Thursday. ‘We are all bleeding away.’

He said the only logical option was to reopen the border between Queensland and New South Wales. 

‘Either this or we are dead,’ Mr Randhawa said. 

Clark Kirby, the chief executive officer, warned the uncertainty imposed by the state government had put a freeze on job hiring.  

His organisation normally employs about 500 people over the busy summer season.

Either open or we are dead 
 Village Roadshow CEO Bikash Randhawa

‘Our recruitment depends on the border opening – if it does not reopen, then hundreds of summer jobs on the Gold Coast will be lost,’ he said.

Similarly, Queensland Airports chief executive officer Chris Mills said a decision to keep Sydneysiders out would be devastating.

Flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast on Sunday are nearly at capacity, while the airport has reported ‘good bookings’ for the rest of the week.

Telling these passengers that their flight would not be going ahead at such short notice could cripple the industry, Mr Mills warned. 

‘These are real people’s jobs we are talking about – anyone from the barista making your coffee, to the retail assistant and taxi driver. Many of these people could be back at work next month if the border opens,’ he said.

‘To turn them away at short notice would be a real blow to the Gold Coast’s recovery.’

Mr Mills estimated some 41,000 jobs on the Gold Coast and 3,000 businesses were relying on the borders to open as soon as possible. 

‘We don’t understand why we have to wait until two days before the potential opening to find out what is happening. 

‘Airlines need time to schedule flights, travellers need to book with confidence, and employers need to be able to roster staff accordingly.’   

Traditionally, Gold Coast theme parks employ about 500 seasonal workers over the busy summer season

Traditionally, Gold Coast theme parks employ about 500 seasonal workers over the busy summer season

Traditionally, Gold Coast theme parks employ about 500 seasonal workers over the busy summer season

Flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast (pictured) on Sunday are nearly at capacity, while the airport has reported 'good bookings' for the rest of the week

Flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast (pictured) on Sunday are nearly at capacity, while the airport has reported 'good bookings' for the rest of the week

Flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast (pictured) on Sunday are nearly at capacity, while the airport has reported ‘good bookings’ for the rest of the week

What are the border restrictions?

New South Wales: Exemption required if coming from VIC

Victoria: No restrictions

Queensland: Exemption required if coming from VIC or Greater Sydney. Due to open to rest of NSW on 3 November

South Australia: Exemption required if coming from VIC

Tasmania: Will open to NSW on 2 November. Exemption required if coming from VIC

Western Australia: Exemption required from anywhere

ACT: Exemption required if coming from VIC

Northern Territory: Victorians must quarantine at their own expense 

Australia: Only people who have been in New Zealand for 14 days can enter without hotel quarantine

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejikian wants the QLD border opened

NSW Premier Gladys Berejikian wants the QLD border opened

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants all borders opened

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants all borders opened

NSW Premier Gladys Berejikian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have both encouraged Ms Palaszczuk to reopen her border

Last week an EY study commissioned by the Business Council of Australia found the nation lost $78 billion from air travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The domestic aviation shutdown over the past seven months had cost $17 billion, while the figure for international flights was $61 billion.

‘State border closures have seen passenger numbers on Australia’s busiest air routes plummet 91 per cent since March, crippling the aviation sector and causing harmful knock-on effects in tourism and hospitality,’ Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.

‘Every day flights remain grounded costs Australia $69 million or $2.1 billion a month.

‘When you add in international aviation losses at $250 million a day or $7.6 billion per month we are talking about an enormous hit to our economy.’

About 34,000 people have been affected by job losses and furloughed positions, with the nation’s two major carriers laying off around 11,500 employees. 

Ms Palaszczuk has swatted away comments her tough border stance was 'exclusively political' for months

Ms Palaszczuk has swatted away comments her tough border stance was 'exclusively political' for months

Ms Palaszczuk has swatted away comments her tough border stance was ‘exclusively political’ for months

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Kanye West gifts wife Kim Kardashian a hologram of her later father Robert for her 40th birthday

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Kim Kardashian received what she described as ‘the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime’ from her husband Kanye West in celebration of her 40th birthday.

The gift happened to be a hologram of Kim’s late father Robert Kardashian, who tragically passed away from esophageal cancer in July of 2003 at the age of 59.

‘A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. ✨ It is so lifelike! We watched it over and over, filled with emotion,’ wrote the KUWTK star, who shared a video of the hologram with her Twitter followers on Thursday.

Most thoughtful gift: Kim Kardashian received what she described as 'the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime' from her husband Kanye West for her 40th birthday, which happened to be a hologram of her late father Robert Kardashian

Most thoughtful gift: Kim Kardashian received what she described as 'the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime' from her husband Kanye West for her 40th birthday, which happened to be a hologram of her late father Robert Kardashian

Most thoughtful gift: Kim Kardashian received what she described as ‘the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime’ from her husband Kanye West for her 40th birthday, which happened to be a hologram of her late father Robert Kardashian 

RIP: Robert tragically passed away from esophageal cancer in July of 2003 at the age of 59; Kim and Robert pictured

RIP: Robert tragically passed away from esophageal cancer in July of 2003 at the age of 59; Kim and Robert pictured

RIP: Robert tragically passed away from esophageal cancer in July of 2003 at the age of 59; Kim and Robert pictured

In a follow-up post, Kim wrote that she ‘can’t even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together.’

‘Thank you so much Kanye for this memory that will last a lifetime. Here’s a more close up view to see the incredible detail,’ concluded the KKW Beauty founder, who reupoaded the original clip in higher quality. 

The two-minute and 30-second video showed the late Kardashian patriarch rocking a beige suit jacket layered over a crisp white dress shirt as he seemingly spoke directly to Kim.

‘Happy Birthday Kimberly!’ greeted the hologram. ‘Look at you! You’re 40 and all grown up. You look beautiful just like when you were a little girl.

‘I watch over you and your sisters and brother and the kids everyday. Sometimes I drop hints that I’m around,’ noted hologram Robert, who made reference to something the Kardashian family refers to as a ‘big peefee.’ 

‘Remember when I would drive you to school in my tiny Mercedes everyday and we would listen to this song together,’ recalled Robert as he began to jive to the beat of the 1961 hit Who Put The Bomp by Barry Mann.

As the song played out, hologram Robert made frequent thumbs up and even attempted to sing along to some of the catchiest lyrics. 

Sent from heaven: 'A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. ✨ It is so lifelike! We watched it over and over, filled with emotion,' wrote the KUWTK star, who shared a video of the hologram with her Twitter followers on Thursday

Sent from heaven: 'A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. ✨ It is so lifelike! We watched it over and over, filled with emotion,' wrote the KUWTK star, who shared a video of the hologram with her Twitter followers on Thursday

Sent from heaven: ‘A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. ✨ It is so lifelike! We watched it over and over, filled with emotion,’ wrote the KUWTK star, who shared a video of the hologram with her Twitter followers on Thursday

Greetings! 'Happy Birthday Kimberly!' greeted the hologram. 'Look at you! You're 40 and all grown up. You look beautiful just like when you were a little girl

Greetings! 'Happy Birthday Kimberly!' greeted the hologram. 'Look at you! You're 40 and all grown up. You look beautiful just like when you were a little girl

Greetings! 'Happy Birthday Kimberly!' greeted the hologram. 'Look at you! You're 40 and all grown up. You look beautiful just like when you were a little girl

Greetings! 'Happy Birthday Kimberly!' greeted the hologram. 'Look at you! You're 40 and all grown up. You look beautiful just like when you were a little girl

Greetings! ‘Happy Birthday Kimberly!’ greeted the hologram. ‘Look at you! You’re 40 and all grown up. You look beautiful just like when you were a little girl

Memory lane: 'Remember when I would drive you to school in my tiny Mercedes everyday and we would listen to this song together,' recalled Robert as he began to jive to the beat of the 1961 hit Who Put The Bomp by Barry Mann

Memory lane: 'Remember when I would drive you to school in my tiny Mercedes everyday and we would listen to this song together,' recalled Robert as he began to jive to the beat of the 1961 hit Who Put The Bomp by Barry Mann

Memory lane: ‘Remember when I would drive you to school in my tiny Mercedes everyday and we would listen to this song together,’ recalled Robert as he began to jive to the beat of the 1961 hit Who Put The Bomp by Barry Mann

Goodbye: 'I love you, Kimberly. Tell Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob that I love them and that I miss you all. Don't forget to say your prayers,' concluded the realistic image of Kardashian before fading into the darkness

Goodbye: 'I love you, Kimberly. Tell Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob that I love them and that I miss you all. Don't forget to say your prayers,' concluded the realistic image of Kardashian before fading into the darkness

Goodbye: ‘I love you, Kimberly. Tell Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob that I love them and that I miss you all. Don’t forget to say your prayers,’ concluded the realistic image of Kardashian before fading into the darkness

The Robert hologram then abruptly transitioned to a more serious tone as he delivered a heartfelt speech to Kim about how ‘proud’ he is of her and her accomplishments.

‘I am so proud of the woman you have become, Kimberly, and all that you’ve accomplished. All of your hard work, all of the businesses you have built are incredible.

‘But most impressive is your commitment to become a lawyer and and carry on my legacy,’ noted Robert with a smile and a tender hand on his heart.

‘It’s a long and a hard road, but it’s worth it. And I am with you every step of the way.’

He was referencing to Kim’s current four-year apprenticeship program at a well known California law firm, which she has already completed a year of, and her goal to take the bar exam in 2022.

Prior to his death, Robert worked as a successful lawyer in the Los Angeles area. Most famously, he was a legal member of the infamous ‘Dream Team’ that got football star and friend O.J. Simpson acquittal for double murder in 1995. 

Moving: Kanye's gift clearly moved the entirety of the Kardashian family, who have not witnessed their father in such a 'lifelike' form in over 17 years; Rob, Kim, Robert, Kourtney, and Khloe pictured

Moving: Kanye's gift clearly moved the entirety of the Kardashian family, who have not witnessed their father in such a 'lifelike' form in over 17 years; Rob, Kim, Robert, Kourtney, and Khloe pictured

Moving: Kanye’s gift clearly moved the entirety of the Kardashian family, who have not witnessed their father in such a ‘lifelike’ form in over 17 years; Rob, Kim, Robert, Kourtney, and Khloe pictured

Former couple: Robert married Kris Jenner, now 64, in 1978 and during the span of their 13 year marriage, the former couple welcomed daughters Kourtney, 41, Kimberly, 40, Khloe, 36, and son Rob, 33; Robert, Kourtney, Kim, and Kris pictured

Former couple: Robert married Kris Jenner, now 64, in 1978 and during the span of their 13 year marriage, the former couple welcomed daughters Kourtney, 41, Kimberly, 40, Khloe, 36, and son Rob, 33; Robert, Kourtney, Kim, and Kris pictured

Former couple: Robert married Kris Jenner, now 64, in 1978 and during the span of their 13 year marriage, the former couple welcomed daughters Kourtney, 41, Kimberly, 40, Khloe, 36, and son Rob, 33; Robert, Kourtney, Kim, and Kris pictured

He then expressed his pride over Kim’s dedication to her Armenian ‘roots’ and the frequent support she often shows for the country.

‘The way that you’re connecting with your roots and supporting Armenia means so much to me. You are a proud Armenian and I am a proud Armenian father,’ he gushed. 

‘But the most important thing that I have witnessed is watching you grow your family. You married the most, most, most, most GENIUS man in the whole world, Kanye West.

‘You are the most, most, most, most amazing mother to your four beautiful children. They are perfect.’

Kim married West in 2014 and they have since welcomed daughters North, seven, and Chicago, two, and sons Saint, four, and Psalm, one.

‘Keep doing what you’re doing, Kimberly. You are a beautiful soul. Know that I am very proud of you and I am always with you.’

Hologram Robert passionately declared that he has ‘built a firewall around [the Kardashian family].’

‘I love you, Kimberly. Tell Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob that I love them and that I miss you all. Don’t forget to say your prayers,’ concluded the realistic image of Kardashian before fading into the darkness. 

Kanye’s gift clearly moved the entirety of the Kardashian family, who have not witnessed their father in such a ‘lifelike’ form in over 17 years.

Robert married Kris Jenner, now 64, in 1978 and during the span of their 13 year marriage, the former couple welcomed daughters Kourtney, 41, Kimberly, 40, Khloe, 36, and son Rob, 33.

Robert and Kris divorced in 1991 and the Kardashian matriarch went onto to marry Caitlyn Jenner, 70. 

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Madeline Scott, who claimed dealing ICE cured her social media addiction, jailed

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A self-obsessed financial planner who claimed to have cured her social media addiction by becoming a drug dealer will spend at least a year-and-a-half behind bars. 

Madeline Claire Scott, 23, was busted by police last year with a bucket of gamma hydroxybutyrate, methamphetamines, a large sum of cash, zip-lock bags, scales and a ‘tick book’ in her car.

The Mount Martha glamour girl told police she had become an ice junkie after going ‘cold turkey’ from her Instagram account, where she had posted 20,000 selfies.

Madeline Scott, 23, had a problem with posting selfies that was only cured by selling drugs

Madeline Scott, 23, had a problem with posting selfies that was only cured by selling drugs

Madeline Scott, 23, had a problem with posting selfies that was only cured by selling drugs

Madeline Scott (pictured), 23, was stopped by police after not indicating while doing a U-turn in Langwarrin, in Melbourne about 4am on December 18

Madeline Scott (pictured), 23, was stopped by police after not indicating while doing a U-turn in Langwarrin, in Melbourne about 4am on December 18

Madeline Scott (pictured), 23, was stopped by police after not indicating while doing a U-turn in Langwarrin, in Melbourne about 4am on December 18

Scott (pictured) explained to police that she resorted to selling drugs to support her own ice addiction and that she didn't 'really make a profit out of it'

Scott (pictured) explained to police that she resorted to selling drugs to support her own ice addiction and that she didn't 'really make a profit out of it'

Scott (pictured) explained to police that she resorted to selling drugs to support her own ice addiction and that she didn’t ‘really make a profit out of it’

Scott was sentenced in the County Court of Victoria to three years in jail, with a non-parole period of just 18 months. 

But with time already served, she is likely to be back on the streets in a little over six months.  

Scott had been stopped by police after failing to indicate while doing a U-turn in Langwarrin, on Melbourne‘s southeast fringe, about 4am on December 18. 

Officers noticed an ice pipe hanging out of her pink handbag and decided to search her vehicle. 

The Herald Sun reported Scott questioned police as to why she should allow them search her vehicle and accused them of targeting her because she was an addict. 

‘Why would I let you search my vehicle?’ Scott protested. ‘You are just picking on me because I am an ice addict.’

Upon finding her illegal booty, Scott tried deleting messages off her phone before an officer stopped her.  

Back at the cop shop, Scott spilled her guts, confessing to selling drugs to clients in person or on the internet. 

Phone records revealed she had been dealing hard for about six weeks.

She explained to police that she resorted to selling drugs to support her own ice addiction and that she didn’t ‘really make a profit out of it’.

Madeline Scott, 23, had big problems with the law after a minor traffic incident exposed her double life as a junkie drug dealer

Madeline Scott, 23, had big problems with the law after a minor traffic incident exposed her double life as a junkie drug dealer

Madeline Scott, 23, had big problems with the law after a minor traffic incident exposed her double life as a junkie drug dealer 

Madeline Scott, 23, posted 20,000 selfies on her Instagram page before turning to drugs

Madeline Scott, 23, posted 20,000 selfies on her Instagram page before turning to drugs

Madeline Scott, 23, posted 20,000 selfies on her Instagram page before turning to drugs 

Madeline Scott, 23, thought doing ice might be healthier than doing selfies

Madeline Scott, 23, thought doing ice might be healthier than doing selfies

Madeline Scott, 23, thought doing ice might be healthier than doing selfies

‘If I don’t sell it then I don’t have enough money to smoke it,’ Scott told police.

‘There are often times when I’ve got a whole more ice than everybody else does so if there was people around me and they wanted it and they wanted to buy it off me then I would.

‘I can profit in the end, I don’t really think I make that much of a profit, to be honest with you.’ 

Scott also told police that her clients were local but if there was going to be a ‘big sale’ she would travel further.

She explained that the 3kgs of GHB found in her car was purchased in Melbourne and bought in that quantity so she did not have to ‘keep going back and forth’. 

Scott pleaded guilty in the County Court of Victoria to charges including trafficking a commercial quantity of drugs.  

Scott wiped tears from her eyes during her sentence where she watched on via videolink from her new home at Dame Phyliss Frost Centre. 

Extraordinarily, Judge Michael Cahill refused news organisations the opportunity to sketch a selfie of Scott from her prison holding room.   

Madeline Scott, 23, has been sentenced to a stint in jail after substituting selfies for an ice pipe

Madeline Scott, 23, has been sentenced to a stint in jail after substituting selfies for an ice pipe

Madeline Scott, 23, has been sentenced to a stint in jail after substituting selfies for an ice pipe

Madeline Scott, 23, will be dressed in prison greens after being sentenced to jail for drug dealing

Madeline Scott, 23, will be dressed in prison greens after being sentenced to jail for drug dealing

Madeline Scott, 23, will be dressed in prison greens after being sentenced to jail for drug dealing

Madeline Scott, 23, went cold turkey on selfies and full tilt on the ice pipe

Madeline Scott, 23, went cold turkey on selfies and full tilt on the ice pipe

Madeline Scott, 23, went cold turkey on selfies and full tilt on the ice pipe 

In a long winded sentence, Judge Cahill said Scott’s deadbeat ex-boyfriend had got her hooked on drugs initially before she began dealing it herself.

Scott had come from a broken and violent family and she had suffered from anorexia as a teenager and an earlier drug overdose. 

The judge accepted Scott had pleaded guilty early to the offences, had no prior convictions and had good prospects of rehabilitation.  

‘I’m satisfied you are genuinely remorseful,’ he said. 

Judge Cahill said he needed to impose a longer parole period to help in Scott’s rehabilitation on the outside.  

She had faced up to 25 years in jail for dealing the drugs.  

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

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