Archive for January, 2018

The deadly ‘Aussie’ flu devastating Britain

The deadly ‘Aussie’ flu devastating Britain

FORGET the Ashes, Australia is causing even more pain to Britain with a virus that first occurred here causing havoc over there. THE Brits can’t get enough of Australian soap operas, pop stars and flat whites. But there’s currently one import they would rather do without — the potentially deadly so-called “Australian flu”. The UK […]

More drivers booked for speeding in Fiji

More drivers booked for speeding in Fiji

More than 30,000 drivers were booked for speeding in Fiji last year. According to National Traffic Infringement records for 2017 speeding was also the most common offence recorded on our roads last year. Police traffic infringement statistics show that 31,632 drivers were fined for speeding last year. It also shows that 1,397 drivers were fined […]

Panic buying as codeine over-the-counter ban looms

Panic buying as codeine over-the-counter ban looms

THERE are reports of panic buying of painkillers containing codeine as users stock up ahead of the February 1 deadline which will see the drugs become prescription-only. With the Australia-wide ban on over-the-counter codeine products less than a month away, pain specialists are warning those who use drugs like Nurofen Plus to talk to doctors […]

Sydney the hottest place on Earth

Sydney the hottest place on Earth

IT’S going to be another hot one for Sydney today, but thankfully much cooler than yesterday’s scorcher. The city will hang around the low 30s, a 10C drop from yesterday when Sydneysiders sweated through the hottest day in almost 80 years. After overnight storms, Penrith and Richmond are expecting another day of 40 temperatures, with […]

50% of Fijian graduates fail English test

50% of Fijian graduates fail English test

50% of university graduates seeking to be teachers have failed the Ministry of Education’s English Proficiency Test. About 2,600 teachers sat for the Job Test hoping to get one of the 2,500 teaching positions being offered by the Ministry. Permanent Secretary for Education, Iowane Tiko says those that failed the English Proficiency Test will get […]

Temperature could hit up to 45C today

Temperature could hit up to 45C today

AUTHORITIES are sending warnings to the public to prepare for the worst as a “blast furnace” moves across Australia. Emergency services are bracing for what is predicted to be one of the hottest days of the year as a dangerous “blast furnace” moves across Australia. Large parts of southeast Australia are set to swelter through […]

Water Authority to shutdown water in west

Water Authority to shutdown water in west

Around one hundred and fifty thousand residents living in Nadi and Lautoka will be affected as a result of a major planned shutdown by the Water Authority next month. The planned water disruption is a result of a defective control valve and problems in the main transmission pipes that caused leakages and need urgent repairs […]

Long-range wi-fi help farmers operate remotely

Long-range wi-fi help farmers operate remotely

An alert for families of lost dementia sufferers and a smart phone app that can run a farm are among the products that will be tested in Tasmania using a new kind of sensor network. Antennas that receive and transmit signals for low power and long-range sensors have been installed on buildings in and around […]

New Stinson Parade Bridge ready to open next week

New Stinson Parade Bridge ready to open next week

The new Stinson Parade Bridge is set to open next Thursday.’ The Fiji Roads Authority is currently undertaking final touches to ensure everything is set before it opens. The opening of the new Stinson Bridge will be a relief to motorists as there will be no more detour into the city. The new bridge was […]

Complaints about lost parcels on the rise

Complaints about lost parcels on the rise

WAITING for a package to arrive? Don’t expect to be properly compensated if it happens to get “lost” in the mail. Complaints about lost parcels are on the rise — and it’s a problem Australia Post customer Wessel Appel is all too familiar with. Mr Appel, who lives in Brisbane and runs a side business […]

Unfortunate for Prime Minister to accuse politicians

Unfortunate for Prime Minister to accuse politicians

NATIONAL Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad says it is highly unfortunate for Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to accuse and malign politicians and unionists. Prof Prasad made this comment in response to a statement made by Mr Bainimarama during the commissioning of the Navuca Rural Electrification project in Tailevu yesterday. In his speech, Mr Bainimarama […]

Apple warning on iPhone, PC processors

Apple warning on iPhone, PC processors

Apple has urged its millions of customers to only download software from trusted sources after security vulnerabilities were revealed. Apple has warned owners of its iPhones, iPads and computers that they are affected by a processor flaw that could leave them vulnerable to hackers. The US tech giant urged its millions of customers to only […]

‘Wasted’: Wallaby legend hammers Hunt

‘Wasted’: Wallaby legend hammers Hunt

KARMICHAEL Hunt has let down Michael Cheika and other rugby hierarchy who provided him a big opportunity to keep alive his football career, according to Wallabies great Phil Waugh. Waugh has expressed sympathy for the Queensland Reds back after he was stood down by Rugby Australia over his arrest and drug possession charge. But the […]

Vanuatu bans non-biodegradable plastic to protect ocean life

Vanuatu bans non-biodegradable plastic to protect ocean life

Single-use non-biodegradable plastic, including bags and polystyrene takeaway containers, will be banned in Vanuatu from January 31, as the Government tries to control a growing plastic waste problem. Other countries around the world had made similar moves, but Vanuatu’s Government said it was going further than even its Pacific neighbours and aimed eventually to become […]

Sydney to expect over 40 degree heat this weekend

Sydney to expect over 40 degree heat this weekend

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is urging Sydneysiders to “check up on their elderly neighbours” on Sunday, with the mercury expected to reach 45 degrees Celsius in some parts of the city. Several areas in Sydney’s west are predicted to swelter through the weekend, with highs of 45C in Penrith, 44C in Richmond and 43C […]