Brekky Wrap: A day for crocs and Bachelor crackpots

YOU made it.

In just a few hours you can slip out of this week and into something a little more comfortable. 

This morning we ask whether loose lips will sink Laurina's chances with the tall, dark, handsome Blake Garvey and wonder how a crocodile ended up in the back of a Toowoomba ute.

Australian officers have arrived at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, although their visit was brief.

And our Diamonds are just a couple of wins away from scoring us a gold medal.

It's Friday and this is your Brekky wrap.


Laurina from Melbourne is a
Laurina from Melbourne is a "bachelorette" on the TV series The Bachelor. Channel 10

Did Laurina say too much on The Bachelor tonight?
WE finally got to see Blake Garvey's romantic side on The Bachelor tonight.

Now that the train wreck that is the show's meet and greet cocktail party, aka feeding frenzy, is out of the way Garvey chose Sydney accounting student Jessica to take on his first date.

Garvey seems genuinely sweet, even if he had a whole production team setting up the winter-themed date for him.


Cops find croc stowed away in truck
A BABY croc was the last thing police expected to find in Queensland's south west this week.

The 34cm salt water crocodile was found in a cardboard box behind the driver's seat of a truck at Mitchell on Monday about 10.40am.

Constable Matt Hawkins said it was one of the strangest things he had ever seen on the job.


Australian teams finally arrive at Ukraine MH17 site
AN Australian delegation has made it to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 following approval by the Ukranian Parliament.

Reports this morning suggest just four Australians as part of the Dutch-led team reached the site, and even then, could only remain there briefly.


Allora netballer Laura Geitz passes the ball out during the Preliminary Round Group B match between Australia and Wales at SECC Precinct during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games last week.
Allora netballer Laura Geitz passes the ball out during the Preliminary Round Group B match between Australia and Wales at SECC Precinct during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games last week. Hannah Peters


Games gold is two wins away for Diamonds
ALLORA netballer Laura Geitz's dream of Commonwealth Games gold is now just two wins away.

Australia made it five wins from five matches when the Diamonds downed South Africa 64-40 in Glasgow.

The win wrapped up top spot in their pool and booked a spot in the semi-finals.

The Diamonds will play either arch rival New Zealand or Jamaica in the semis tomorrow.


Groups fearful as card signing is today phased out
SENIORS, and the hospitality and car rental industries are among those fearful of changes to credit card transactions, which come in today.

Signatures on receipts for credit and debit card purchases made in person will be abolished from August 1, and a PIN will be required instead.

The Industry Security Initiative, a collective of Aussie banks and card schemes, ordered the phase-out for security reasons.

They say there is a one in 10,000 chance of guessing a personal identification number as opposed to signatures which can be easily forged.

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