Thursday , May 23 2019
Home / 2018 / October / 03

Daily Archives: October 3, 2018

eBay accuses Amazon of illegally poaching sellers on its marketplace

eBay has accused rival Amazon of poaching sellers on its site around the world by infiltrating the company’s internal message system. About 10 days ago, an eBay seller alerted the company to the alleged campaign after the person was contacted by an Amazon employee, under false pretenses, attempting to recruit …

Read More »

Police extradite man on historical child sex offences

A 72-year-old man will front court in Melbourne over a string of historical child sex offences after police extradited him from Brisbane. Sano Taskforce detectives, with the assistance of Queensland Police, arrested and charged the Rockhampton man earlier this week. The former Victorian resident was arrested in the Brisbane suburb …

Read More »

Sydney to cop a drenching after record dry

“Some places in the city are expecting to get maybe in the order of 50 millimetres,” he said. Mr Taggart said rain would be fairly light in the morning and increase steadily during the day, with heavy rain forecast for peak hour on Thursday afternoon. “The wettest period for Sydney, …

Read More »

Sally McManus calls on Labor to rewrite industrial relations laws in government

But Ms McManus argued that scrapping the ban on industry-wide or “pattern” bargaining would have the flow-on effect of boosting productivity, saying employers would be forced to shift their competitive focus away from labour costs. “While enterprise bargaining did assist for some time achieving productivity improvements, these productivity improvements have …

Read More »

APVMA pushes senior role in Canberra, despite Armidale move

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicine Authority is advertising a senior executive director role for its Canberra office, just a few months after the agency’s boss said not all staff would move to Armidale. The advertisement, which was published on Tuesday, is for a senior executive service band one officer, to …

Read More »

‘Best way’: Labor’s Wentworth candidate Tim Murray backs carbon price

Loading The byelection for the wealthy electorate is set for October 20 and was triggered by Malcolm Turnbull’s resignation after he was ousted as prime minister in August. Mr Turnbull’s failure to win party support for his energy and climate plan – the National Energy Guarantee – has been viewed …

Read More »

Trio wins chemistry Nobel prize for work on antibody drugs and detergents

Stockholm/London: Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for harnessing the power of evolution to produce novel proteins used in everything from environmentally friendly detergents and biofuels to cancer drugs. The fruits of this work include the world’s top-selling prescription medicine – the antibody injection …

Read More »

Heat-seeking drones find Brisbane’s hiding koalas

“We are flying high-tech sensors using drones and we are taking the data that comes from the thermal imagery, which means it captures the heat from animals,” Dr Hamilton said. New drone-supported technology is emerging which could make it faster and cheaper to map koalas. Photo: Brisbane City Council “We …

Read More »

Border Patrol agent starts $11m bushfire at gender-reveal party

Dickey and his attorney, Sean Chapman, couldn’t be reached late Sunday night to confirm whether the baby was a boy or a girl. When gender-reveal videos began appearing on YouTube roughly a decade ago, they featured couples taking part in fairly low-impact activities: popping balloons to release pink or blue …

Read More »

John Killick, famously plucked from jail by chopper, facing fraud charges

Mrs Killick, who was at home when detectives searched the apartment, allowed her former husband to move into her home when he was paroled in 2014 after spending 15 years behind bars for escaping the maximum security facility in a helicopter commandeered by his Russian girlfriend. Breakout In March 1999, …

Read More »