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Strawberries sold in Woolworths found with sewing needles embedded inside - Dotemirates
12/09/2018

Strawberries sold in Woolworths found with sewing needles embedded inside

By Allyson Horn Police and health authorities are investigating after sewing needles were found inside strawberries sold at Woolworths, which police believe were inserted deliberately "to injure somebody".Queensland chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young has advised anyone who bought two brands of strawberries — Berrylicious and Berry Obsession — since the start of last week in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, to throw them out.She said the contaminated brands came from a farm in south-east Queensland."If they do have any strawberries it would be safest to dispose of them," Dr Young said.She said three incidents have been reported to...


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14/09/2019

Interpack 2020 to be held at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre

RIYADH — The German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) hosted, in cooperation with the Messe Düsseldorf, a presentation and official press conference in Riyadh to promote the Interpack 2020.Bernd Jablonowski, Global Portfolio Director Processing & Packaging form the Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Christian Traumann, President of Interpack 2020 as well as representatives of GESALO welcomed the professional audience last Sept. 10 at 8 AM in the Moevenpick Hotel Riyadh.The avid interest taken by exhibitors in the run-up to interpack 2017 that brought the world’s biggest and most important trade fair of the packaging sector and related process industries record...
14/09/2019

Spooked by Facebook's Libra, euro zone to step up work on public cryptocurrency

HELSINKI — Euro zone governments and central banks are working on a long-term plan to launch a public digital currency that they hope would make redundant projects like Facebook's Libra, which is seen as a risk to financial stability, officials said on Friday.The 19-country bloc is also united in pursuing a tough regulatory approach should Libra seek authorizations to operate in Europe. It is also considering a common set of rules for virtual currencies, which are currently largely unregulated.The currency union has worked in past years on several plans to make digital payments cheaper and faster, but none of them...
14/09/2019

Dur launches specialized hospitality training school with global standards

RIYADH — Dur Hospitality announced the launch of an internal training academy specialized in hospitality disciplines at an event held in the presence of the company’s CEO Sultan Al Otaibi and a number of its senior officials, in addition to a group of notable local and international industry professionals.In this regard, Dur’s CEO reiterated the importance of this step on a national level and highlighted the company’s pioneering role in establishing the academy aimed at equipping local talents interested in working in this industry with the necessary skills and qualifications. He added that the academy’s goals also include training current...

14/09/2019

Car owners bank on portals to make informed decisions, says Carnity

Majority of  the UAE car owners look for car portals for buying or selling cars, discussing their car problems or finding competent mechanic or spare parts. Even with the extensive use of social media today, car owners are on lookout for specialised car portals for their specific car needs.  Dubai-based auto startup Carnity has disrupted the auto market by exploring every detail of what goes into  customer engagement as far as car buying or selling is concerned. The startup began its commercial operations in 2018  with two seed rounds. Gaurav Khanna, founder and marketing manager of Carnity.com, said: "We have...

Vistara to start daily flight on Delhi-Indore route from October 26

New Delhi: Vistara airline on Saturday announced it will start a daily flight on Delhi-Indore route from October 26 this year. With this, Indore becomes 30th destination on its network. According to Vistara, the flight will depart from Delhi airport at 6.55 am daily and arrive at Indore airport at 8.20 am. The return flight will leave Indore at 8.55 am and arrive at Delhi airport at 10.25 am daily. Vinod Kannan, the chief strategy officer, Vistara, said, "A key manufacturing centre that's now also emerging as a major SME hub, Indore has seen a significant spike in demand for...

SBI wants to be lead-bank for Ladakh; opens 14th branch

Diskit: The country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has expressed desire to be become the lead-bank for the newly carved-out Union Territory of Ladakh. SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Saturday inaugurated a new branch in this remote town of Diskit in the Nubra Valley, making it the 14th facility of the bank in the Ladakh region and 22,024th branch for the bank. Every state or region has a lead-bank, which takes the mantle of ensuring adequate banking services as the convenor of the state-level banking committee. At present, J&K Bank is the lead-bank for Jammu & Kashmir and...