The move shows the knock-on effects of government-mandated closures of stores as well as the suspension of property inspections and tourism operators to slow the spread of the virus since March. Advertising spending by those industries, the lifeblood of the news media, has since collapsed. … [Read more...] about News Corp slashes Australian newspapers, media jobs, in virus downturn
In January the Korean actor Jung Il-woo was filmed having a coffee at Macau’s Hon Kee Cafe, which is famous for its whipped coffee. The owner, Leong Kam-hon (who lost the use of one arm in a shipping container accident, became a kung fu devotee and opened a cafe) once served it to the Chinese actor Chow Yun-fat while he was filming Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the early aughts. I told you it was confusing. … [Read more...] about Quarantine cooking’s seven biggest trends – power ranked by Adam Liaw
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The Roy Morgan Risk Monitor found the biggest movers this time were Qantas, which lifted two trust rankings year-on-year, and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), which entered the top-10 most trusted brands for the first time since the Financial Services Royal Commission. … [Read more...] about Woolworths, Bunnings, Qantas are most trusted brands amid pandemic
The origins of the Queen’s Birthday holiday date back to 1788 for Australia. Back then, the reigning monarch was King George III. To commemorate the king’s birthday, Governor Arthur Phillip declared it a holiday, one which was to be celebrated each year. This tradition continued for the next 148 years, dates changing according to each royal succession, until the death of King George V in 1936. After his reign, the holiday remained close to the date of his birth, June 3. … [Read more...] about Queen’s Birthday public holiday: What’s open this long weekend?