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Terrifying moment car smashes into a New Jersey gas station

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A gas station in New Jersey burst into flames after two cars slammed into a pair of fuel pumps yesterday morning. 

Heart-stopping footage released by North Brunswick Police Department showed a grey car attempting to turn into the gas station when it was hit by a red car traveling along the highway on Route 1 North, near Driscoll Road.

The red vehicle sideswiped the turning car before veering into the station and crashing into the gas pumps which immediately exploded.  

North Brunswick Police Department, who arrived to the fiery wreck after receiving multiple 911 calls, later confirmed there were no life threatening injuries.  

The scenes came as Storm Isaias forced its way through the state yesterday and spawned heavy winds, tornadoes and rain along the East Coast.

The fuel pumps at the gas station in North Brunswick, New Jersey, burst into flames after two cars crash on Tuesday morning

The fuel pumps at the gas station in North Brunswick, New Jersey, burst into flames after two cars crash on Tuesday morning

The fuel pumps at the gas station in North Brunswick, New Jersey, burst into flames after two cars crash on Tuesday morning

A grey car begins to turn into the gas station when a red car in the same lane crashes into it and throws it off course

A grey car begins to turn into the gas station when a red car in the same lane crashes into it and throws it off course

A grey car begins to turn into the gas station when a red car in the same lane crashes into it and throws it off course

In the security camera footage released by police, the grey car approaches the North Brunswick gas station and begins to slow down as it prepares to turn right.

Seconds later, a red car traveling in the same lane slams into the back of the vehicle and causes it to skid across the road.

The red car then flips onto its side and crashes into the gas pumps which immediately catch fire.

Following the incident, the North Brunswick Police Department said in a statement: ‘This morning, we received multiple 911 calls for a motor vehicle crash at the gas station on Route 1 North near Driscoll Road. 

‘Our patrol units responded along with North Brunswick First Aid & Rescue Squad, Inc. and North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department to the scene.

‘We are fortunate to say that there were no life threatening injuries reported. Just a reminder to please use caution while driving, especially days like today.’

After losing control, the red car flips onto its side and slams into the two fuel pumps at the station

After losing control, the red car flips onto its side and slams into the two fuel pumps at the station

After losing control, the red car flips onto its side and slams into the two fuel pumps at the station

The red car crashes into the fuel pumps and causes them to catch fire as smoke begins to rise into the air

The red car crashes into the fuel pumps and causes them to catch fire as smoke begins to rise into the air

The red car crashes into the fuel pumps and causes them to catch fire as smoke begins to rise into the air

The police department and fire crews were called to the scene after receiving multiple 911 calls

The police department and fire crews were called to the scene after receiving multiple 911 calls

The police department and fire crews were called to the scene after receiving multiple 911 calls 

The scenes came just as Storm Isaias, the ninth named storm of this year, battered its way across the state yesterday and spawned tornadoes and dumped rain along the East Coast. 

Prior to the hurricane’s arrival, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued a state of emergency to begin from 5am on Tuesday and urged residents to stay off the road ‘unless absolutely necessary’.

Taking to Twitter the governor wrote: ‘Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary If you must drive, take it slow, use caution, and leave extra time to get to your destination.’ 

The tropical cyclone has now killed at least seven people and left more than three million people across the United States without power.

On Tuesday, two people died when Isaias spun off a tornado that struck a North Carolina mobile home park.

On Tuesday New Jersey governor Phil Murphy declared a statewide state of emergency due to Hurricane Isaias

On Tuesday New Jersey governor Phil Murphy declared a statewide state of emergency due to Hurricane Isaias

On Tuesday New Jersey governor Phil Murphy declared a statewide state of emergency due to Hurricane Isaias

Before making landfall late on Monday, Isaias killed two people in the Caribbean and battered the Bahamas before brushing past Florida. 

In Windsor, North Carolina, two more people died after the storm, which sustained top winds of 65 mph yesterday, ravaged several mobile homes in the area.   

Meanwhile in Mechanicsville, Maryland, a woman died when a tree crashed onto her car during stormy conditions, according to Cpl. Julie Yingling of the St. Mary’s County sheriff’s office.    

In New York City, fierce winds and rain forced the Staten Island ferry and outdoor subway lines to shut down while the New Jersey Turnpike banned car-pulled trailers and motorcycles. 

All three commuter train services into and out of Manhattan — New Jersey Transit, Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road — have also been suspended.

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Writer reveals how she holidays for FREE at Australia’s hidden gems despite coronavirus restrictions

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A woman who cat-sat her way around the world says the ticket to a free holiday during coronavirus restrictions is to house-sit within your state. 

Madolline Gourley, 29, from Brisbane, has holidayed in 12 different states around the US for free over the last eight years by offering cat-sitting services.

The writer gets free accommodation, food and transport in exchange for looking after a house and pet while the owner is away.

Madolline Gourley, 29, from Brisbane, pictured with Jaspurr who she minded for a couple in West End, Brisbane, last Christmas. Ms Gourley sat for them again just a few weeks ago

Madolline Gourley, 29, from Brisbane, pictured with Jaspurr who she minded for a couple in West End, Brisbane, last Christmas. Ms Gourley sat for them again just a few weeks ago

Madolline Gourley, 29, from Brisbane, pictured with Jaspurr who she minded for a couple in West End, Brisbane, last Christmas. Ms Gourley sat for them again just a few weeks ago

With coronavirus restrictions opening up, Madolline scored a free house sit in Darwin for Christmas. One thing she will definitely do is the Adelaide River jumping crocodile cruises

With coronavirus restrictions opening up, Madolline scored a free house sit in Darwin for Christmas. One thing she will definitely do is the Adelaide River jumping crocodile cruises

With coronavirus restrictions opening up, Madolline scored a free house sit in Darwin for Christmas. One thing she will definitely do is the Adelaide River jumping crocodile cruises

Travelling your own state is no drama even if state borders close again - but Ms Gourley is going from Brisbane to Darwin so she can see the beautiful waterfalls such as this one in Kakadu (pictured) which will be raging giant torrents in the wet season

Travelling your own state is no drama even if state borders close again - but Ms Gourley is going from Brisbane to Darwin so she can see the beautiful waterfalls such as this one in Kakadu (pictured) which will be raging giant torrents in the wet season

Travelling your own state is no drama even if state borders close again – but Ms Gourley is going from Brisbane to Darwin so she can see the beautiful waterfalls such as this one in Kakadu (pictured) which will be raging giant torrents in the wet season

Madolline pictured in November 2019 when she cat-sat in Launceston, Tasmania, for 10 days with two cats. She took a day trip to Cradle Mountain National Park (pictured) and loved it

Madolline pictured in November 2019 when she cat-sat in Launceston, Tasmania, for 10 days with two cats. She took a day trip to Cradle Mountain National Park (pictured) and loved it

Madolline pictured in November 2019 when she cat-sat in Launceston, Tasmania, for 10 days with two cats. She took a day trip to Cradle Mountain National Park (pictured) and loved it 

With coronavirus restrictions ending overseas travel and restricting inter-state travel, you may think that there are no homes to house-sit in Australia and opportunities have dried up.

Not so, says Ms Gourley, who just landed a house-sit in Darwin over Christmas.

Tropical Darwin is in its wet season in December, a time of cracking thunderstorms, possible cyclones and steamy hot weather. 

Madolline won't be swimming at Christmas. Every Northern Territory river is infested with saltwater crocodiles, such as this monster snapped in the act of catching a barramundi at Cahill's Crossing in Kakadu National Park. Great for nature shots though

Madolline won't be swimming at Christmas. Every Northern Territory river is infested with saltwater crocodiles, such as this monster snapped in the act of catching a barramundi at Cahill's Crossing in Kakadu National Park. Great for nature shots though

Madolline won’t be swimming at Christmas. Every Northern Territory river is infested with saltwater crocodiles, such as this monster snapped in the act of catching a barramundi at Cahill’s Crossing in Kakadu National Park. Great for nature shots though

It’s the low season for tourists, which makes it a paradise for off-season adventure travel – if you can stand the heat. 

The jumping crocodile cruises are on and normally-sedate waterfalls in Kakadu swell to a violent size, hurling boulders and tree trunks over the escarpment. 

‘The house-sitting market right now is definitely quieter than usual, but I have seen plenty of ads placed on Aussie House Sitters in the last few weeks,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

‘This is where I landed the Darwin sit for Christmas.’

Ms Gourley had to check that the NT had lifted its coronavirus requirement for 14 days of self-funded hotel quarantine before she responded to the ad.

She is now keeping her eye on the border updates in case there are any changes.

‘Let’s hope COVID transmission rates stays low in Brisbane and the NT doesn’t re-enact the “No people from Brisbane allowed” rule,’ she said. 

The way to guarantee no dramas, however, is to holiday within your own state. 

The gradual lifting of coronavirus restrictions means people are now exploring the hidden gems in their own state that they may never before have considered visiting – and are putting up ads for house-sitters.  

Ms Gourley said she had definitely seen an increase in house sitting listings in the past few weeks.  

‘A few months ago, there were maybe 20 ads across all of Australia,’ she said. 

Madolline pictured cat-sitting Jasper in Charleston, South Carolina, USA in February this year - more free accommodation just before the coronavirus pandemic took off

Madolline pictured cat-sitting Jasper in Charleston, South Carolina, USA in February this year - more free accommodation just before the coronavirus pandemic took off

Madolline pictured cat-sitting Jasper in Charleston, South Carolina, USA in February this year – more free accommodation just before the coronavirus pandemic took off

An Aboriginal artist at work in Kakadu National Park, painting a salt-water crocodile. Madolline has scored free accommodation in Darwin's wet season when no tourists are around

An Aboriginal artist at work in Kakadu National Park, painting a salt-water crocodile. Madolline has scored free accommodation in Darwin's wet season when no tourists are around

An Aboriginal artist at work in Kakadu National Park, painting a salt-water crocodile. Madolline has scored free accommodation in Darwin’s wet season when no tourists are around

‘Now there’s probably 20-plus ads per state and territory, with more being added each day.

‘As restrictions ease, and we approach the end of the year when most people take leave from work, I think there’ll be even more house and pet sitting ads.’

The coronavirus ended Ms Gourley’s international cat-sitting for the moment but now she is ticking Australian destinations off her bucket list.

‘Perth, Darwin and Adelaide are on my list, and I’m ticking Darwin off in December. I’d like to return to Tasmania as well – but Tasmania is still off limits to non-residents.

‘I’m also cat sitting for a local (Brisbane) couple again, in October … they were planning an overseas trip but coronavirus put an end to that. So they’ve chosen to go away on weekends instead, visiting places like Warwick and down near Girraween National Park.’ 

Ms Gourley had one very important word of advice for would-be pet-sitters: you have to like pets. 

‘My advice for anyone considering this is to think twice about whether or not you really do like animals,’ she said. 

TOP TEN TIPS FOR LANDING A FREE HOUSE-SITTING GIG 

1. You need to like animals. Upload photos of yourself with pets when you create a profile 

2. Be flexible. You want a holiday, but you can’t be set on the dates you want to take this holiday if you’re house and pet sitting. Work with the dates available.

 3. Be contactable. Keep your phone on you at all times and check your emails. Some people give the sit to the first person to reply to their ad.

4. Talk up any skills you can bring. If you like gardening and they’ve got a big garden, this skill might get you over the line. 

5. Highlight attributes like being organised, reliable, responsible, calm under pressure as sometimes things can go wrong when you’re on a house sit 

6. Tell the owner why you want to sit for them and personalise the application just like you would when applying for a job.

7. If you’re travelling from outside the owner’s city/town, let them know where you’re based and you’ll be travelling from there (at your own expense).

8. If you’re worried about coronavirus, maybe now isn’t the right time for you to house-sit 

9. Ask questions. Some listings are very comprehensive. Others aren’t. If there’s something you’re not sure about, flag it in your application.

10. Let the person know who’s coming on the sit: is it just you, is it you and your partner, is it your entire family? Many listings say no children

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Gold Coast lawyer reveals what happened during Eddie McGuire’s night out with his teenage son

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A high profile lawyer pictured partying with Collingwood club boss and media personality Eddie McGuire at a Gold Coast nightclub has leapt to his defence.

McGuire, 55, has come under heavy fire after he was spotted enjoying a night out with son Joe, 19, at popular nightspot Pink Flamingo on Saturday night while his AFL team and their families remain under strict quarantine.

McGuire himself has been a harsh critic of the ‘idiot’ players who recently breached the code’s strict quarantine protocols and called for anyone who broke the rules to be slapped with $100,000 fines. 

Gold Coast criminal defence lawyer Ashkan Tai was pictured partying with McGuire on Saturday night alongside nightclub identity Joey Lamattina and was photographed giving a big thumbs up for the camera.

Eddie McGuire (centre) was slammed after he was pictured partying at the Pink Flamingo on Saturday night with nightclub identity Joey Lamattina (left) and lawyer Ashkan Tai (right)

Eddie McGuire (centre) was slammed after he was pictured partying at the Pink Flamingo on Saturday night with nightclub identity Joey Lamattina (left) and lawyer Ashkan Tai (right)

Eddie McGuire (centre) was slammed after he was pictured partying at the Pink Flamingo on Saturday night with nightclub identity Joey Lamattina (left) and lawyer Ashkan Tai (right)

Mr Tai has jumped to McGuire’s defence and called on critics to stop ‘whingeing about sports players in quarantine’ and focus on more important matters.

‘I think it’s (the photograph) been blown out of proportion, hundreds of people were out that night, following government rules and of course those implemented by the venue,’ Mr Tai told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

‘Every Aussie bloke, whether they are famous or not should be able to take their son out for a drink and not have to get their photo plastered in the media the next morning then be forced to offer an explanation.

‘The rich and famous don’t have to explain how they’re complying simply because someone who has got an issue with them makes a big deal.’

The new revelations come after McGuire, who is not staying at the AFL hub, defended his actions on Monday.

While his AFL team is forced in strict quarantine, the 55-year-old and his son, 19, were spotted enjoying a night out at the Pink Flamingo, on the Gold Coast, on Saturday night (pictured, Eddie McGuire with son Joe at the 2019 Footy Show Grand Final at Rod Laver Arena)

While his AFL team is forced in strict quarantine, the 55-year-old and his son, 19, were spotted enjoying a night out at the Pink Flamingo, on the Gold Coast, on Saturday night (pictured, Eddie McGuire with son Joe at the 2019 Footy Show Grand Final at Rod Laver Arena)

While his AFL team is forced in strict quarantine, the 55-year-old and his son, 19, were spotted enjoying a night out at the Pink Flamingo, on the Gold Coast, on Saturday night (pictured, Eddie McGuire with son Joe at the 2019 Footy Show Grand Final at Rod Laver Arena)

He decided to take his son and crew from his show Millionaire Hot Seat out for dinner and night out at the burlesque and cabaret venue in Surfers Paradise, having just completed his mandatory two weeks of quarantine in Queensland after leaving virus-riddled Victoria.

‘As you are well aware, I do a few different things in my life, including being on the board of Visit Victoria, and … speak extensively to people in the restaurant and hospitality industry about how we get Victoria going again,’ McGuire explained on on Triple M on Monday morning.

‘(That’s) part of what I was looking at the other night and how that all works.

‘What I did was I booked a dinner on Saturday night – the last night that I’ve got, because the next four weeks I’m flat out doing Hot Seat and hosting and all sorts of different things. I went through the procedure on how you go about doing things if you are outside the hub. ‘

Ashkan Tai (pictured right) called on critics to stop 'whingeing about sports players in quarantine' in the wake of backlash facing Eddie McGuire

Ashkan Tai (pictured right) called on critics to stop 'whingeing about sports players in quarantine' in the wake of backlash facing Eddie McGuire

Ashkan Tai (pictured right) called on critics to stop ‘whingeing about sports players in quarantine’ in the wake of backlash facing Eddie McGuire

He added his son Joe hadn’t been out much in 2020 due to lockdown. 

‘(The people I was with) said, look, well, the best place we can show you is this place called the Pink Flamingo,’ McGuire said.

‘The people over at the restaurant said ‘come over and have a drink.

‘My boy is 19, he hasn’t been out for the best part of six months so I took him across and bought him a beer.’ 

Fellow footy heavyweight and former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett called McGuire's behaviour a 'hell of a contradiction', despite the fact the Channel Nine personality in no way breached the government or the AFL's rules

Fellow footy heavyweight and former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett called McGuire's behaviour a 'hell of a contradiction', despite the fact the Channel Nine personality in no way breached the government or the AFL's rules

Fellow footy heavyweight and former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett called McGuire’s behaviour a ‘hell of a contradiction’, despite the fact the Channel Nine personality in no way breached the government or the AFL’s rules 

Fellow footy heavyweight and former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett called McGuire’s behaviour a ‘hell of a contradiction’, despite the fact the Channel Nine personality in no way breached the government or the AFL’s rules. 

‘You can’t have one rule for one group of people and another rule for others,’ Kennett told the Herald Sun.

‘It looks silly. He probably hasn’t broken any Queensland laws, but he has put himself again at the centre of attention where this issue of conflict of interest continues to raise its head. 

‘While he is out there jiving at the Pink Flamingo, his players and coaches are in a hub breathing stale air.’ 

Eddie (second right) was enjoying a night out with son Joe (left). They're pictured with Eddie's wife Carla and other son Alexander at the 2016 Melbourne Cup

Eddie (second right) was enjoying a night out with son Joe (left). They're pictured with Eddie's wife Carla and other son Alexander at the 2016 Melbourne Cup

Eddie (second right) was enjoying a night out with son Joe (left). They’re pictured with Eddie’s wife Carla and other son Alexander at the 2016 Melbourne Cup

McGuire has since hit back at Kennett’s comments. 

‘Is that the bloke who said that people act like ‘bogongs’?,’ he said.

‘That’s how in touch Jeff is on things at times, as opposed to ‘bogans’.’

On top of his duties as president of Collingwood, McGuire is also a Fox Footy host and the longtime face of Channel Nine game show Millionaire Hot Seat.  

AFL players, including from McGuire’s team the Collingwood Magpies and their families are holed up at the league’s hotel hub under increasingly strict conditions. 

McGuire has openly condemned AFL players who have been caught breaching restrictions.

Eddie McGuire has defended his decision to enjoy a night out at the Pink Flamingo

Eddie McGuire has defended his decision to enjoy a night out at the Pink Flamingo

Eddie McGuire has defended his decision to enjoy a night out at the Pink Flamingo

Richmond Tigers players Sydney Stack and Callum-Coleman are currently serving a 10-game suspension after they were involved in a fight outside a Gold Coast strip club. 

‘The idiot soup kicked in on them and they decided it was a good idea to break every rule they’ve been told for the last three months and as a result they got a full whack,’ McGuire said at the time.

Sydney Swans youngster Elijah Taylor was also sent home from the AFL’s hub after sneaking his girlfriend into the facility. 

He has since been charged with domestic violence after an alleged altercation in the days after he departed from the league’s compound. 

Meanwhile AFL players, including from McGuire's team, and their families were holed up at the league's hotel hub under increasingly strict conditions (pictured, AFL stars and WAGs relaxing by the pool at the Mercure Resort on the Gold Coast)

Meanwhile AFL players, including from McGuire's team, and their families were holed up at the league's hotel hub under increasingly strict conditions (pictured, AFL stars and WAGs relaxing by the pool at the Mercure Resort on the Gold Coast)

Meanwhile AFL players, including from McGuire’s team, and their families were holed up at the league’s hotel hub under increasingly strict conditions (pictured, AFL stars and WAGs relaxing by the pool at the Mercure Resort on the Gold Coast)

The AFL reportedly paid up to $3million a week to house 458 players and families in high-class locations including the 4.5 star Mercure Gold Coast Resort in Carrara. 

AFL players and their families have access to games and training rooms, but can not play golf or other activities.

They must maintain a 1.5 metre distance and no more than three people can be in a room at any one time.

Players are allowed to visit each other in their rooms, but only for a maximum of two hours at a time.        

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Australians nervous about having JobKeeper payment slashed next week are told to turn to JobSeeker

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Anyone anxious about having their JobKeeper payment slashed is being told to apply for the dole.

The wage subsidy scheme is being extended at reduced rates for six months from September 28.

Payments for full-time staff are being cut from $1500 to $1200 per fortnight, while people who usually worked less than 20 hours a week before the coronavirus pandemic will receive just $750.

Social Services Minister Anne Ruston is encouraging people to top up their payments with unemployment benefits.

Australians who are worried about their JobKeeper payment being slashed on September 28 have been encouraged to 'top up' their benefits with the JobSeeker payment (hospitality worker pictured)

Australians who are worried about their JobKeeper payment being slashed on September 28 have been encouraged to 'top up' their benefits with the JobSeeker payment (hospitality worker pictured)

Australians who are worried about their JobKeeper payment being slashed on September 28 have been encouraged to ‘top up’ their benefits with the JobSeeker payment (hospitality worker pictured)

‘We have temporarily put arrangements in place so that our social security safety net is not just for people who have lost their jobs,’ Senator Ruston said on Monday.

‘It is able to provide a cushion for people who have had or fear their hours or income will be reduced.’

JobKeeper recipients on $1200 per fortnight may be eligible for a partial dole payment, lifting their total income to $1476.

People receiving JobKeeper at the part-time rate of $750 per fortnight could receive another $546 in unemployment benefits, boosting their incomes to $1295.

More than one million workers are expected to come off JobKeeper over the next three months as businesses recover.

Almost 3.6 million people have received the fortnightly payments throughout the pandemic.

That number is expected to drop to 2.24 million in the December quarter as businesses whose turnovers have improved ‘graduate’ from the scheme.

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Social Services Minister Anne Ruston (pictured) is encouraging people to top up their payments with the JobSeeker unemployment benefit

JobKeeper recipients on $1200 per fortnight may be eligible for a partial dole payment, lifting their total income to $1476 (Pako Bakery-cafe in Geelong pictured)

JobKeeper recipients on $1200 per fortnight may be eligible for a partial dole payment, lifting their total income to $1476 (Pako Bakery-cafe in Geelong pictured)

JobKeeper recipients on $1200 per fortnight may be eligible for a partial dole payment, lifting their total income to $1476 (Pako Bakery-cafe in Geelong pictured)

It is tipped to tumble to 1.75 million in the first three months of next year.

The Morrison government is also preparing to slash JobSeeker booster payments from the end of this week.

People on the unemployment benefit have since March received an extra $550 per fortnight through a coronavirus supplement.

That is being reduced to $250 a fortnight from this Friday and is scheduled to be scrapped altogether at the end of December.

Senator Ruston said the increased dole payment would be extended into next year if required.

‘I want to assure all Australians, if elevated supports are continued to be needed, they will be made available,’ she told reporters.

Almost 3.6 million people have received the fortnightly payments throughout the pandemic (people pictured outside a Centrelink in Adelaide)

Almost 3.6 million people have received the fortnightly payments throughout the pandemic (people pictured outside a Centrelink in Adelaide)

Almost 3.6 million people have received the fortnightly payments throughout the pandemic (people pictured outside a Centrelink in Adelaide)

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