Ms Bishop received the shoes with an Aboriginal print from a company connected to the famous fashion designer, who first shot to prominence when his products were featured on the hit TV show 'Sex and the City'. Ms Bishop updated her register of interests in March to say she had been given the shoes by Grand Master Lineage, a Chinese company linked to Mr Choo. Ms Bishop's shoes were not declared as over the allowable limit, according to her register...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed a wide-ranging bill to improve the nation's water infrastructure, including a Florida project intended to reduce toxic algae blooms that have devastated coastal marine life and emptied beaches. The law signed Tuesday will help create a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee designed to filter out toxins that contribute to harmful algae blooms that have killed turtles, fish and even manatees and have ravaged Florida's tourism-driven economy. The America's Water Infrastructure Act of...
RIYADH, Oct 23 (Reuters) - When the world's business elite gathered last year for Saudi Arabia's top investment forum, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman dazzled them with plans to build a $500 billion mega-city. But the excitement in 2017 turned to shock a few days later when Prince Mohammed used the Ritz as a five-star prison for Saudi princes, ministers and tycoons accused of corruption. Plans to float part of oil giant Saudi Aramco on global stock markets, which MbS...
SHAHAT, Libya, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Graffiti covers the ruins of Cyrene in eastern Libya, a city founded by Greeks more than 2,600 years ago that once attracted tourists but is now neglected and the target of vandals. Insecurity and looting has hit Libya's archaeological sites in the chaos and fighting that has followed the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, as rival groups struggle to consolidate control of the country. Libya is home to five of UNESCO's World Heritage...
Ardent Leisure has appointed a new chief executive for Dreamworld, with the company announcing John Osborne as their new CEO of the theme parks division. Mr Osborne, who has held a number of executive positions at several tourism and hospitality companies in the past three decades, will take over from acting theme parks CEO Nicole Noye next month. The appointment comes after the departure of CEO Craig Davidson, who left the post in July following the first sitting of a...
Two British women killed when a car smashed into them in Oman were murdered by a terrorist, a victim's widower who survived the attack has claimed. Audrey Lindley, 69, and an unknown woman were killed while on a coach trip during an 'Authentic Arabia' cruise in the Middle East last month. The pair were stepping off a coach in Salalah when they were hit by a car after its 22-year-old unlicenced driver veered into the wrong lane. In a statement...
Under the Department of Industry's policies, in charge of Liquor and Gaming NSW, unclaimed pokie winnings must be paid to Secretary of the Department of Industry, which is then transferred to the Community Development fund. Jackie Chan's 2017 Chinese science-fiction film Bleeding Steel received the largest grant of $850,000 from the fund. The Community Development Fund issued grants of $3.34 million for 52 projects to benefit the local community, which includes new school facilities. According to the Gaming Machines Act...
Scotland’s Highlands and Islands have been named one of the top regions in the world to visit next year by a leading travel guide. The region’s natural beauty, wildlife and fine seafood helped earn its place in the top 10 of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019, a collection of the best travel destinations, trends, journeys and experiences to have in the year ahead. The guide said that the whisky boom, which has seen a swathe of new distilleries open in the...
Global travel giant Lonely Planet has revealed the world's top 10 countries, cities and regions to visit in 2019. As part of its annual 'Best in Travel' series, the tourism site shortlisted Australia's Red Centre in the Northern Territory at number four in the best regions category. The Red Centre was recognised for its otherworldly landscape of desert plains, mountain ranges and rocky gorges, as well as its spiritual connection to some of Aboriginal Australia's most sacred sites. 'At the...
In the new analysis, the authors used wild lions as a proxy for how Africa’s national parks are faring. "If lions are doing well, everything else — with the exception of rhinos — is also doing well," said Peter Lindsey, director of the lion recovery fund at the Wildlife Conservation Network and co-author of the new paper. Throughout much of Africa, lions are not doing well.
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