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Choosing to elope or hold a micro-wedding is increasingly popular in Australia

When Mary Hackett got married, she didn’t walk down the aisle. She also didn’t wear a wedding dress or have a professional photographer – she and her husband eloped. “We eloped because we didn’t want all the fanfare of marriage, you know, all the hullabaloo. And we just wanted it to be a private thing …

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Overcoming port construction challenges with digital technology

With the government’s much-touted Freeport scheme set to provide a massive boost to the UK’s trading capabilities, there’s never been a better time to be involved in marine and coastal construction. *Ian Dobson is associate director at ByrneLooby As demand increases, port expansion requirements will be greater than ever, providing plenty of commercial opportunities for …

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Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne airport: Why peak travel chaos predicted for passengers

Australian holidaymakers are in for a tough few days with airport authorities warning of horror queues before the Easter break even arrives. Sydney airport chief Geoff Culbert predicted ‘another tough day for travelers’ with 82,000 passengers expected through the domestic terminal on Thursday, while post-pandemic peaks are also forecast for Brisbane and Gold Coast airports. …

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Western Australia’s new COVID rules explained, from capacity limits to close contacts

Western Australia has taken another big step in its path out of COVID, with a bevy of rule changes designed to reduce the impact of the pandemic on people’s lives. Happily for Sandgropers, they come just in time for Easter. Here are the most important points from the Premier’s latest COVID announcement. What’s happening with …

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Shanghai’s messy COVID-19 lockdown forcing foreign workers to rethink life in China’s financial hub

Shanghai authorities may be loosening one of the world’s strictest lockdowns, but after weeks of uncertainty and food shortages, many foreign workers are now contemplating a life outside China’s glittering financial hub. The city of 25 million people has been under an increasingly restrictive lockdown since March as Chinese authorities – who still reject the …

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Danfoss Briefing Provides Positive Forecast, Technology Updates

COMPILED FROM PRESS RELEASE AND ONLINE PRESENTATIONS Baltimore, Md. — Danfoss hosted its 26th annual press conference in a virtual format on February 11, as a follow-up to the 2022 AHR Expo. Danfoss executives briefed members of the media on trends facing the HVACR industry and the technologies it has developed. Heat pumps, heat recovery, dedicated …

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ACT government to use contraceptives to control kangaroo population, although shooting culls will continue

The ACT will reduce its controversial culling of kangaroos by using contraceptives to slow the animals’ population growth. Key points: The ACT will become Australia’s first jurisdiction to rely on contraceptives to reduce kangaroo numbers Environment Minister Rebecca Vassarotti hopes the “more humane” approach will reduce shootings Some animal rights activists argue that no human …

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Restaurant Brands International (RBI) Enterprise Report 2022: Fintech Activities, Digital Transformation Strategies, Innovation Programs, Technology Initiatives, ICT Budget, Major ICT Contracts – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Restaurant Brands International (RBI) – Enterprise Tech Ecosystem Series” company profile has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This report provides insight into RBI’s fintech activities, including its digital transformation strategies, its innovation programs, its technology initiatives, its estimated ICT budget, and its major ICT contracts. Restaurant Brands International Inc (RBI) is a quick-service …

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Australians ordered to extract videotaped confession from man allegedly tortured in secret interrogation center in East Timor

An Australian intelligence officer ordered interrogators to extract a videotaped confession from a Timorese man after he was allegedly tortured in a secret interrogation center in East Timor in 1999. Key points: Bartolomeus Ulu says he made a false confession under duress to being an Indonesian special forces operative An American interrogator says the Australians …

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LERETA Expands Board of Directors with Seasoned Technology and Mortgage Veterans

POMONA, Calif., April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LERETA, a leading national provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers, today announced the addition of three new directors to its board as the company continues to emphasize and expand its technology focus. Joining the LERETA Board of Directors are technology and mortgage veterans …

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