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Listeriosis death prompts authorities to shut down Melbourne catering company - Dotemirates
22/02/2019

Listeriosis death prompts authorities to shut down Melbourne catering company

Victorian health authorities have temporarily shut down a catering company in Melbourne's south-east after its food was linked to the listeriosis death of a woman in her 80s.The iCook Foods company in Dandenong South supplies food to Meals on Wheels, aged care facilities and a number of hospitals in Melbourne's eastern and south-eastern suburbs.Acting chief health officer Brett Sutton ordered the closure of the company's kitchens overnight following an investigation into the death of the woman at Knox Private Hospital due to listeriosis in early February."My heart goes out to the family of this woman that died," Dr Sutton said."In...


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Delhi High Court asks e-commerce players to keep off direct marketers

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New administrative mechanism to resolve startup legacy issues

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India ignores Donald Trump latest rant on tariffs

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Apple announces upgrades, lower prices for MacBook Air, Pro

Students in the UAE are only just beginning to enjoy their summer break, but this early Apple is already bringing the back-to-school spirit in its MacBooks, especially for those in the college level. The tech giant on Tuesday announced a number of updates and - more importantly - pocket-friendlier prices for its MacBook Air notebook. The company said that True Tone has been added to the device's Retina display for a more natural viewing experience, and prices have been lowered to Dh4,699. For students, it's better: Apple slashed the tag further to Dh4,417.35. Meanwhile, the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, priced...
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Sri Lankan pavilion will highlight cultural festivals

Travellers that are looking for a reason to plan their next holiday to Sri Lanka will find plenty of them at the Sri Lanka Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, experts said at the UAE Sri Lanka Forum. Shiham Marikar, secretary general of the National Chamber of Exporters, spoke about what visitors can expect from the pavilion at the event. "We will be there to showcase all our products and services for the six months of the exhibition. Sri Lanka has lots of cultural events, so there will be a special focus on those. Visitors can also learn and experience our...