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Banpu buys solar farms in Australia

SET-listed Banpu Plc, a non-oil energy conglomerate, has acquired two utility-scale solar farms in New South Wales, Australia, in a deal worth A$97.5 million (2.33 billion baht) to further increase its clean power generation capacity.

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Actress Jameela Jamil set to join virtual lineup at Australia’s Vivid Festival

article author: Arab NewsMon, 2021-06-07 15:54 DUBAI: The official lineup for Sydney’s annual Vivid Festival has been unveiled, with British-Indian-Pakistani model and actress Jameela Jamil taking part.  The activist will appear as part of Vivid Ideas, discussing body positivity, social media, diet trends and mental health via a virtual talk with Australian author and podcast host Jamila Rizvi.…

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M&A endorsement bullish for technology industry

Tech stocks have been under pressure, but a $5 billion bid from the US should reassure those enamoured with the growth prospects of local software companies.

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Surf trumps snow for Pluralsight technology executive Mike Featherstone, who grew up skiing

He may have been raised next to Utah’s famous snow fields, but Mike Featherstone now finds the balance between work and play at Sydney’s Manly Beach.

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UK appoints new consul general to Hong Kong

The UK government on Monday announced a new consul general to Hong Kong and Macau. In a statement, the British Foreign Office says Brian Davidson will take office next month, replacing Andrew Heyn, who has now retired from the diplomatic service. Davidson joined the Foreign Service in 1985, and has served diplomatic roles in China,…

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Covid vaccine clinical trial participants at the dark on whether to get approved jabs

The vaccines could still be recognised in the Australian Immunisation Register.

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Actor Luke Evans forced out of bedroom by Australian huntsman spider

The actor says it took him a while to adjust to living in Australia

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‘When you frighten people, it turns into votes’

Sky News contributor Gemma Tognini says the coronavirus response in Australia, with the exception of New South Wales, has been “appallingly disproportionate” and “appallingly policiticised”. “Because when you frighten people, it turns into votes,” Ms Tognini told Sky News. Discussing the issue, Sky News host Alan Jones said we are “trapped in a vortex of…

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So it begins: the hell of warfare forms the backdrop of the nation’s largest defamation trial

Although this is a defamation trial, members of the Australian army are also very much in the spotlight. The post So it begins: the hell of war forms the backdrop of the country’s biggest defamation trial appeared first on Crikey.

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Christian Porter is spending more on social media than any other Australian politician. Here’s why

The former attorney-general is spending big on Facebook to keep his WA seat at the next election and move the focus away from sexual assault allegations. The post Christian Porter is spending more on social media than any other Australian politician. Here’s why appeared first on Crikey.