News archive from 22 September 2013

French police seize 1.3 tonnes of cocaine off Air France flight from Venezuela

French police seize 1.3 tonnes of cocaine off Air France flight from Venezuela

French police have seized a record haul of 1.3 tonnes of pure cocaine found on board an Air France cargo plane.The drugs, seized on September 11, had been packed into 30 suitcases, Interior Minister Manuel Valls told a news conference in Nanterre,...

ABC News, 10:44 in Business
 
Vodafone CEO Bill Morrow confident company's fortunes will improve by 2014

Vodafone CEO Bill Morrow confident company's fortunes will improve by 2014

Australia's number three mobile phone player Vodafone says it is still losing customers, but the situation should start to turn around next year.With approximately 400,000 disconnections in the June quarter, CEO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia Bill...

ABC News, 11:31 in Business
 
Warning of more power pain

Warning of more power pain

The State Opposition leader Mark McGowan says electricity prices will rise if a government plan to privatise state power entities comes to fruition. The Energy Minister Mike Nahan has conceded Verge and Synergy would merge, then be split, before they...

ABC News, 12:42 in Business
 
Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets at protesting garment workers

Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets at protesting garment workers

Bangladesh police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of local garment workers during a second day of protests to demand a $100 minimum monthly wage.Police say 6,000 workers took part in the protests where protesters threw stones and...

ABC News, 01:38 in Business
 
Hadley hocks homes as taxing times take toll

Hadley hocks homes as taxing times take toll

The People’s Champion is in court with Richard Palmer, a colleague he allegedly bullied, he’s suing his former accountants for allegedly giving him bad financial advice and he’s offloading his salubrious weekender at Toowoon Bay on the NSW Central...

 
Aussie builds world's largest skateboard park

Aussie builds world's largest skateboard park

An Australian entrepreneur is building what he claims is the world’s biggest skateboard park in Guangzhou, China, which is about two hours drive from Hong Kong and situated right in China’s centre of development. The 17,000 square metre park – about...

 
Hadley hocks homes as taxing times take toll

Hadley hocks homes as taxing times take toll

The People’s Champion is in court with Richard Palmer, a colleague he allegedly bullied, he’s suing his former accountants for allegedly giving him bad financial advice and he’s offloading his salubrious weekender at Toowoon Bay on the NSW Central...

 
The secrets of self-made millionaires

The secrets of self-made millionaires

Someone who knows is Peter Moriarty, the founder of IT consultancy firm itGenius. “I pretty much started selling anything I could get my hands on including really shiny stones found in my neighbour’s letterbox, sold for about 50 cents,” he jokingly...

 
Aussie builds world's largest skateboard park

Aussie builds world's largest skateboard park

An Australian entrepreneur is building what he claims is the world’s biggest skateboard park in Guangzhou, China, which is about two hours drive from Hong Kong and situated right in China’s centre of development. The 17,000 square metre park – about...

 
The secrets of self-made millionaires

The secrets of self-made millionaires

Someone who knows is Peter Moriarty, the founder of IT consultancy firm itGenius. “I pretty much started selling anything I could get my hands on including really shiny stones found in my neighbour’s letterbox, sold for about 50 cents,” he jokingly...

 
Hadley hocks homes as taxing times take toll

Hadley hocks homes as taxing times take toll

The People’s Champion is in court with Richard Palmer, a colleague he allegedly bullied, he’s suing his former accountants for allegedly giving him bad financial advice and he’s offloading his salubrious weekender at Toowoon Bay on the NSW Central...

 
Aussie builds world's largest skateboard park

Aussie builds world's largest skateboard park

An Australian entrepreneur is building what he claims is the world’s biggest skateboard park in Guangzhou, China, which is about two hours drive from Hong Kong and situated right in China’s centre of development. The 17,000 square metre park – about...

 
The secrets of self-made millionaires

The secrets of self-made millionaires

Someone who knows is Peter Moriarty, the founder of IT consultancy firm itGenius. “I pretty much started selling anything I could get my hands on including really shiny stones found in my neighbour’s letterbox, sold for about 50 cents,” he jokingly...

 

Apple lays down law to advertisers

Distributors are even instructed to avoid exclamation marks and use of the word ''new''. The guidelines cover promotional requirements in all media platforms, from digital to print, and dictate that all advertising must be approved in advance....

 

No need to magnify Labor's failings

What is true is that Labor's latest incarnation was far inferior to the 13-year Hawke-Keating government. In just the term of the Howard government, Labor seemed to lose its race memory of how to govern. Rather than blame all its troubles on the three...

 
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