Archive for August 18th, 2017

Moroccan teen suspect in Barcelona attack

Moroccan teen suspect in Barcelona attack

A 17-year-old man of Moroccan origin is emerging as a key person of interest in the Barcelona terror attack, after police found a social media account in his name discussing the deaths of “infidels’’. Moussa Oukabir, a resident of Barcelona, was being sought by Spanish counter-terrorism police after his older brother, Driss, told police he […]

E-ticketing program to be re-implemented in 12 months

E-ticketing program to be re-implemented in 12 months

A new system under E-ticketing will come into effect in about 12 months where GPS monitoring will also be implemented. Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says it will be a tap on tap off system which will be possible through the GPS, and it will show where a person gets on and gets off the bus, […]

Taxi drivers warned by LTA

Taxi drivers warned by LTA

Taxi drivers are warned not to refuse the public for making short runs. Land Transport Authority Chief Executive Carmine Piantedosi says taxi drivers are public service drivers. Concerns have been raised by commuters that some taxi drivers refuse to take passengers on short runs. “If the public are asking for the service than the taxi […]

Kerevi fit and ready to face the All Blacks

Kerevi fit and ready to face the All Blacks

Queensland Reds centre Samu Kerevi has been named in the Wallabies’ starting side to take on the All Blacks in this Saturday’s opening Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney. The match will be Kerevi’s first in Australian colours since October last year, after the impressive young centre missed out on the Wallabies Spring Tour last year […]

Australians lose 1,370 smartphones per day

Australians lose 1,370 smartphones per day

ARE you guilty of breaking your smartphone screen or losing your device completely? At least you can find solace in the fact you are not alone, according to new research from comparison site finder.com.au that found we lose or destroy smartphones a rate of 1,370 per day. That shocking statistic shows Australians have said goodbye […]

Kids speak out about their parents’ phone use

Kids speak out about their parents’ phone use

Many Australian parents worry about their children having too much screen time, but perhaps they should look a little closer to home. If the six- and seven-year-olds of Manor Lakes College, west of Melbourne, are anything to go by, many children feel “sad”, “ignored” and “angry” about their parents’ mobile phone use. “When my dad’s […]