Toxic gas leak gives guests breathing problems at Sydney hotel

SYDNEY (Reuters) – At least eight people at a publicly listed hotel in the Australian city of Sydney were hospitalised on Wednesday after breathing toxic gases flowing through the building’s air conditioning system, an ambulance...

Laucala hosts Fiji’s annual university games today

TERTIARY institutes from all around the country will converge on the University of the South Pacific today for the annual Fiji University Sports Association Games. FUSA general secretary and USP Sports coordinator Gabriel Qoro is positive of a great competition over the next three days. “Our theme this year is ‘Today’s Stars, Tomorrows Leaders’, and...

Carolinas deluged by floods as Florence moves on

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) – Rivers and waterways, swollen after Florence’s historic deluge, rose dangerously across the Carolinas on Tuesday, closing roads, inundating communities, hindering rescue and repair efforts and preventing evacuees from returning home. Though slow-moving Florence has moved into the U.S. northeast, allowing glimpses of sunlight in the waterlogged state, at least 16 rivers...

A year after deadly Mexico quake, some still wait to return home

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A year after a devastating earthquake struck Mexico City and killed dozens of people, Guadalupe Padilla is still waiting to return to her home. The 60-year-old security guard has lived in a wooden shack in a park facing the now-empty apartment block where she spent three decades of her life. Padilla...

Vunika farmer died of injuries from accident, says post mortem exam results

THE truck driver that allegedly caused the death of a farmer of Vunika in Labasa has been questioned and released. Police said this was after the post mortem examination result that attributed the cause of death to the injuries sustained during the accident. Police had said the deceased was walking along Wainikoro Road outside Labasa...

Following in dad’s path

ALIFERETI Koroilavesau always accepts the fact that life is a continuous learning process which enables him to do better as he learns new things every day. This gentleman from Nalotu, Yawe on Kadavu is the marine operations manager at Captain Cook Cruises on Denarau Island. A first glimpse of the soft-spoken gentleman and you can...

Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane

CHICAGO (Reuters) – North Carolina estimated on Tuesday that 3.4 million poultry birds and 5,500 hogs died in Hurricane Florence, exceeding the number killed in the state’s last major hurricane two years ago. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services projected the animal death toll after emergency workers and veterinarians spent days in...

Japan exports rise as U.S.-bound shipments grow amid trade war fears

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s export growth accelerated in August from the previous month supported by stronger shipments to the United States, a sign the escalating trade friction between the Washington and Beijing has yet to hit Japanese trade. But the rise in exports to the United States could put Tokyo under pressure from President Donald...

$124k spent on FCS services

THE Fiji Cancer Society (FCS) spent $124,390 to cater for its services and programs last year. FCS chief executive officer Belinda Chan said last year’s morning tea initiatives raised $60,000, a marked increase of participation with over 17 corporate, private, and community organisations taking part in raising awareness. “Funds raised last year were spent on...

No mountain too high for improving Liverpool – Klopp

(Reuters) – Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes his players have proved there is “no mountain they cannot climb” after stepping up a level to clinch a dramatic victory over Paris St Germain at Anfield. Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino struck a stoppage time winner as the Merseyside club beat PSG 3-2 in a thrilling Champions League...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro still leads in presidential race, Haddad jumps to second – poll

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Support for Brazilian far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro edged up ahead of next month’s election, a poll showed on Tuesday, but Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad moved into second place, with the two running neck and neck in a likely runoff. The survey by polling firm Ibope showed Bolsonaro, a former...

$1k reward for missing teen

A 40-YEAR-OLD man is appealing to the public for information to help locate his missing niece. Elisha Sahib, 17, was last seen by family members earlier this month before she was to leave for the United States with her mother. Ashween Prasad is offering a reward of $1000 to anyone with information that will help...

Ambassador Tagicakibau presents credentials to Chinese President

FIJI’S sixth ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Ambassador Lt. Colonel (Ret’d) Manasa Tagicakibau presented his credentials to the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, last week at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing. In receiving Ambassador Tagicakibau’s Letter of Credence, President Xi welcomed the latter to China and expressed...

China says military ties “backbone” to relations with Pakistan

BEIJING (Reuters) – Military ties between China and Pakistan are the “backbone” of relations between the two countries, a senior Chinese general told Pakistan’s visiting army chief, days after a Pakistani minister stirred unease about Chinese Silk Road projects. General Qamar Javed Bajwa is the most senior Pakistani figure to visit ally China since the...

Juve’s Costa gets four-match suspension for spitting

(Reuters) – Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been suspended for four Serie A matches after spitting at Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco during Sunday’s game, the Italian league has said. Costa escaped with a booking for elbowing and head-butting Di Francesco, but was sent off after cameras caught him spitting at the same player in another...

Israeli police shoot suspected attacker in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian man was shot on Tuesday by Israeli police who said he tried to stab a Jewish worshiper near Damascus Gate outside the walled Old City on Yom Kippur, the holiest fast day in the Jewish calendar. A police spokesman said the attacker had been “neutralised.” Witnesses said police sealed off...

Driver interviewed and released over Waidamudamu fatal accident

THE driver that allegedly caused the death of an 80-year-old man from Waidamudamu Settlement in Nausori has been cautioned interviewed and released. Police had earlier confirmed that the deceased had suddenly crossed the road when he was allegedly bumped by a man in his 40s who was heading towards Ba. Police had said the deceased...

Liverpool manager Klopp hails Sturridge’s impressive return

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool career seemed to be heading for a premature end last season but the striker showed on Tuesday he may yet have an important role after taking his chance during a rare start in the Champions League win over Paris St Germain. Brazilian Roberto Firmino was left on the...

Nearing divorce, May seeks goodwill from EU to avoid disorderly Brexit

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain and the European Union were nearing a divorce deal but called on the bloc to show “goodwill and determination” to avoid a disorderly Brexit and secure a close future partnership. Just before an informal EU summit in Austria, May showed no sign of backing away from...

PWC hosts Biggest Morning Tea

ACCOUNTING firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers(PWC) organised a Bushells Fiji’s Biggest Morning Tea (BFBMT) at their office in Suva today. Staff of PWC got together in a bid to raise funds to help people suffering from cancer and assist the Fiji Cancer Society (FCS) in its advocacy and awareness on cancer in the country. PWC senior partner Nitin...

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