Weis ice cream: Toowoomba factory to close, 93 jobs lost edited by Ferratum

Unilever purchased iconic Aussie ice cream brand Weis from the Weis family in 2017 with the “firm intention” of keeping manufacturing in Toowoomba.Less than three years later, the $240 billion multinational food giant says it will axe more than 90 jobs from the regional Queensland community when it closes the factory in December next year,… Continue Reading →

NSW bushfires: Last social media post before victim Barry Parsons died edited by Ferratum

The fourth victim of the destructive bushfires spanning across NSW made a heart-wrenching final post to social media on the day he disappeared.It followed hours of rolling updates and advice from friends as the fire neared his property.“Seriously looks and sounds like (the) apocalypse out there,” Barry Parsons wrote on Facebook at 5.15pm last Friday.“F***ed… Continue Reading →

Marshall Islands nuclear bomb waste dome cracking from climate change edited by Ferratum

Climate change is cracking open “a nuclear tomb” filled with radioactive waste, according to a recent investigation.The Runit Dome is supposed to be holding more than three million cubic feet of waste from bombs detonated on the Marshall Islands in the 1940s and 50s.However, an investigation by the Los Angeles Times and Columbia University has… Continue Reading →

QLD, NSW, Sydney bushfires: Body of Willawarrin man found, death toll rises to four edited by Ferratum

Ally Foster A teenager has been charged over a fire west of Yeppoon in Queensland, which destroyed multiple homes.The Cobraball bushfire started at around 1.30pm on Saturday and destroyed 14 homes and 28 sheds.The blaze burnt through almost 12,000 hectares and devastated nearby areas of Bungundarra, Adelaide Park, Maryville and Lake Mary.Police have said they… Continue Reading →

QLD, NSW, WA bushfires: Firefighters prepare for worsening conditions edited by Ferratum

A fourth victim of the NSW bushfires has been found in bushland beside a road while Queensland firefighters are making the most of a brief weather reprieve to strengthen containment lines.Emergency aircraft have also been front and centre in NSW with a tanker able to hold 35,000 litres of water or retardant on its way… Continue Reading →

NSW, Queensland, Sydney bushfires: Greens, Nationals react shamefully edited by Ferratum

While Australia’s firefighters were quietly proving their heroism in recent days, our politicians were busy disgracing themselves as loudly and obnoxiously as possible.Most of us expect our leaders to come together in times of crisis, putting aside the endless stream of petty squabbling that usually consumes Australian politics.Maybe that is a quaint idea, or a… Continue Reading →

NSW, Sydney, QLD bushfires updates: Fury after activist links firefighters to domestic violence edited by Ferratum

A women’s rights activist has sparked anger after warning some firefighters will return home from the bushfire crisis in Queensland and News South Wales to beat their partners.Sherele Moody made the comments alongside Greens senator Larissa Waters at a press conference on Wednesday.”After a cataclysmic event like this, domestic violence peaks,” she said.”Women become extremely… Continue Reading →

Ex-Goldman banker in 1MDB case to face Malaysia trial next year

An ex-Goldman Sachs banker will stand trial in Malaysia in April over the 1MDB scandal after he returns from the US where he has also been charged, an official said Wednesday.Billions of dollars were stolen from Malaysian state fund 1MDB in a fraud allegedly involving former prime minister Najib Razak and his cronies, and spent… Continue Reading →

Syed Saddiq: Gojek can boost gig-economy

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia risks being left behind other countries who are embracing the gig-economy if transportation services like Gojek are prevented from operating here, says Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. He said countries like Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia made two-wheel transportation networks a platform to spur the digital economy in their… Continue Reading →

Blizzard president clarifies decision to ban Hearthstone player and two casters over Hong Kong controversy

Home Features Card Game Hearthstone BlizzCon 2019 opened on a somber note yesterday when president J. Allen Brack walked on stage to address the controversy surrounding Blizzard’s heavily-criticized decision to ban a Hearthstone player and two Taiwanese casters. A month ago, Hearthstone Grandmaster Chung ‘Blitzchung’ Ng Wai created an international controversy when he openly called… Continue Reading →