Archive for September 27th, 2017

New temperature records expected as NSW, Queensland brace for second spring heatwave

New temperature records expected as NSW, Queensland brace for second spring heatwave

Temperature records set on Saturday may not last long, as eastern Australia braces for another heatwave. The Bureau of Meteorology predicts Queensland will hit a new September record on Wednesday, with Birdsville in the far west Channel Country expected to reach 43 degrees. That would equal the hottest September day ever recorded anywhere in Australia. […]

Cowboys fans face up to costly air travel for NRL grand final

Cowboys fans face up to costly air travel for NRL grand final

The Cowboys are riding their way to the NRL grand final on an incredible journey. But for fans who want to make the trip south it’s proving costly with return flights nearing $1,000. “I understand they are commercial operators too, they have businesses to run, but I think its a bit more than coincidental.” With […]

Supply of locally grown food a challenge

Supply of locally grown food a challenge

Getting consistent supply of local fruits and vegetables are a major challenge faced by supermarkets. NewWorld Supermarket Chief Executive, Anil Patel says that farmers should work closely with buyers in a bid to address this issues. “I’m encouraging our farmers to plant and talk to us, we will guarantee you, whatever we commit we will […]

Asylum seekers have days until deadline

Asylum seekers have days until deadline

Hundreds of asylum seekers have until Saturday to apply for protection in Australia or risk deportation. Hundreds of asylum seekers have just days remaining to claim protection in Australia or risk being booted out of the country. Earlier this year, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton gave roughly 7000 asylum seekers who arrived by boat a non-negotiable […]

World’s biggest sports brand turns on Trump

World’s biggest sports brand turns on Trump

NIKE has announced its support for an issue that is dividing the United States — and the top brand is not the only big business to join sides. IN A patriotic storm of his own making, US President Donald Trump is losing allies not just across the globe in North Korea, but in some of […]

Self-driving cars could change your life within six years

Self-driving cars could change your life within six years

Tony Seba, Stanford lecturer, author and self-described thought leader, is not one to prognosticate lightly. Seba — a “chief disruptor” with over 20 years experience in venture capital, business entrepreneurship and clean energy technologies — has a message for commuters tired of traffic jams. Seba predicts that by 2024, the whole concept of individually owned […]