Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Archive: All news

  • iPad Mini Retina is beautiful, but doesn't serve major purpose

    24 November 2013 7:27 PM 126

    On Saturday, there were some reports (such as this one from the NY Times) that suggested the new iPad Mini Retina is still difficult to find in stores. However, we checked every Apple store in Los Angeles and Orange County and can confirm there are plenty of iPad Mini Retinas to go around for everyone -- that is if you actually want one. Don't get us wrong

  • Rugby League World Cup 2013: England looking to 'build'

    24 November 2013 5:39 PM 64

    The Rugby Football League will conduct a thorough review as it attempts to build on "solid foundations" evident during England's World Cup campaign. England were beaten in the semi-finals by New Zealand, who scored a converted try in the dying seconds of Saturday's match for a dramatic 20-18 victory. "To get to within 20 seconds of reaching the final

  • VicHealth finds Victorians drink before, during and after night out

    24 November 2013 2:19 PM 99

    Loading up on packaged alcohol before going out to licensed venues is common among Victorian drinkers, who are also drinking between venues and on returning home after a night out. A VicHealth survey of more than 2000 Victorians identified the three types of drinking, dubbed pre-loading (before going to a licensed venue), side-loading (between venues)

  • Cream of Aussie milk producers spying export potential

    24 November 2013 1:45 PM 124

    REINVIGORATED milk producers are emerging from the $1 a litre milk wars by creating specialised dairy lines to cater for growing Asian appetite for Aussie food. Handmade organic and artisan cheeses, gelato and ice cream are just a few "clean and green" dairy products, adding to existing high-demand exports such as infant milk powders. Food manufacturing

  • Harvey Norman faces pressure to dole out franking credits

    24 November 2013 1:44 PM 136

    Harvey Norman's Gerry Harvey and the Australian Shareholders Association's Stephen Mayne agree on one issue - the retailer should pay out its millions of dollars in franking credits. Even so, as the annual meeting season reaches its final week, with Harvey Norman, Woolworths, Bank of Queensland and Challenger Financial Services among the companies set to present

  • Young struggles in first NBL game as Sydney Kings are crushed by leaders Perth Wildcats

    24 November 2013 1:29 PM 101

    SYDNEY'S new import and recent NBA swingman Sam Young got a hellish introduction to the NBL on Sunday as the Kings were crushed 98-55 by ladder leaders Perth. Young, a 249-game NBA veteran, was the second-highest scorer for Sydney with 14 points, including 12 in the first half in Perth. He made four of his 12 field-goal attempts and hitting two of five from three-point

  • U.N. needs global warming answer by 2015

    24 November 2013 1:17 PM 65

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — After another U.N. climate conference gave only modest results, European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the process needs to provide a "substantial answer" to global warming in two years to remain relevant. Even if it succeeds, it's worth reconsidering whether the international confabs need to be held every year, and whether

  • Canberra mother with one lung defied odds and had a baby

    24 November 2013 1:08 PM 93

    Every parent thinks their child is one in a billion, but for little Archie Taber, even his mother's doctors agree. Victoria Taber has never been a smoker but a routine X-ray before a teacher exchange in December 2009 showed a shadow. Less than two weeks later she was in John James Hospital having her left lung removed and starting on 16 rounds of chemotherapy

  • Jason Day and family weep after his first pro win in Australia in aftermath of typhoon tragedy

    24 November 2013 1:05 PM 79

    TEARS have been sadly all too prevalent in the Day household this week - but this time they were for the right reasons. Jason Day's mother Dening, his sisters Kim and Yanna and his nephew were all emotionally drained when they rushed to hug the new World Cup champion after a tumultuous week in which they lost eight family members in the deadly Philippines

  • Libs pledge millions to increase fuel reduction burns

    24 November 2013 1:03 PM 119

    The Tasmanian Opposition has promised to spend $28 million on bushfire fuel reduction burns if it wins the election. The Liberals plan would increase fuel reduction burning to 60,000 hectares per year, which equates to five per cent of treatable land. The Opposition would also form a Fuel Reduction Unit, which be drawn from the Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife