Going once, going rice … no sale

Sunrice will now remain in Australian hands despite a majority of shareholders supporting Ebro's offer. Source: Herald Sun SPANISH food giant Ebro has failed in its bid for control of Australian brand Sunrice after key farmers rejected its $610 million takeover bid. Sunrice will now remain in Australian hands despite a majority of shareholders supporting Ebro's Read more [...]


Racing manager Graham Skeats was delighted to see the talented, but injury-prone, Set The Trend show his class by taking Listed honours in the West Sussex County Times On House Stakes at Goodwood. Andrew Balding's five-year-old has reportedly suffered numerous setbacks during his relatively short career, but his ability is certainly not in doubt. Ridden positively by Jimmy Fortune, the 10-1 chance had his rivals in trouble at the top of the home straight and he repelled all comers to register a Read more [...]

Travelodge to develop 100 smaller Metro hotels by 2020

Travelodge has announced that it will develop smaller ‘Metro’ style hotels, in prestigious locations and in office blocks across the UK to allow the brand to access new areas. Travelodge will look to open 100 Metro hotels, which will be between 20 to 40 rooms in size, by 2020 to allow the budget hotelier to open in highly priced and much sought after locations across the UK.These locations include the City of London, London Boroughs such as Kensington Chelsea, Westminster, Fulham Read more [...]

5Things May 31: Last Day for Photo Exhibit

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World’s most expensive Apple iPad Apps for sale at $1000

Search through the Apple App Store and you may find an app called BarMax CA listed with an outstanding price tag of $999.99.  The BarMax CA and NY app works on both the iPhone and iPad, allowing law students to study for bar exams.  The app includes videos that were co developed with Harvard lawyers that includes lectures, flashcards, over a thousand MBE practice questions, a task list feature, and calendar.  Read more [...]

Council accused of “cocking a snook” at solar homeowners

West Lancashire Borough Council has become the latest local authority to be accused of forcing householders who want to fit solar panels to unnecessarily apply for planning permission, in what critics have described as "a blatant money grab". Installation firm Eco Environments has claimed the council wrote to residents telling them an official application must be made to avoid "possible enforcement action" in the event of panels that require planning permission being fitted without Read more [...]