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Sara Alidoust

Sara Alidoust

Lecturer in Planning, The University of Queensland

'Where would we live otherwise?': the rise of house-sitting among older Australians

Feb 18, 2022 04:52 am UTC| Economy Real Estate

The severe lack of affordable housing is hurting Australians right across the community from young renters, to families seeking to buy and older people needing a stable home. The number of Australians over 55 who are...

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Economy

KSOE bags a new deal with Maersk for orders of seven new ships for its shipping business.

The Korea Shipbuilding Offshore Engineering, or KSOE revealed on Wednesday, Oct. 5, that it has secured a new shipbuilding contract with Maersk. The order was for the construction and delivery of seven...

POSCO and GS Energy formed POSCO GC ECO material to focus on their battery recycling biz.

POSCO Holdings and GS Energy Corporation have joined forces to form a joint venture to advance their respective battery recycling business, which is being developed as their secondary growth drivers. GS Energy is the...

Peloton to lay off additional 500 employees, which will mostly hit its marketing department.

Peloton Interactive Inc. is reducing its workforce, which will in the termination of another 500 jobs. The exercise equipment manufacturer is still going through a restructuring for business recovery and growth, but after...

Hong Kong is handing out free air tickets to entice tourists and make the country's tourism alive again.

Hong Kong is making ways to lure tourists back into the country and make its tourism strong again. The arrival of more tourists will be a big help in boosting the countrys economy. Thus, it is devising plans to make them...

Hyundai Mobis is spending $1.3 billion to build its first EV component and modules plant in the US and supply them to Hyundai Motors and Kia.

Hyundai Mobis is a public South Korean car parts company, and it has announced a new investment scheme to build a plant for the production of electric vehicle parts. The new factory is set to be built in the United States,...

Politics

In a piece Truss penned for The Times, Truss called for unity on common issues such as energy security in the inaugural European Political Community summit.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss is set to call for unity on issues such as energy security and migration in the upcoming summit this week. The upcoming summit would bring together European countries that are both part and...

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the bloc's foreign ministers are set to discuss imposing further sanctions on Iran over the crackdown on the protests.

The European Unions foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the blocs foreign ministers are set to discuss additional sanctions to impose on Iran. The additional sanctions come amidst the ongoing unrest in Iran over the...

The Sand Creek Massacre site in Colorado will be expanding to nearly 1,400 more hectares of land.

The Biden administration announced the expansion of a historical site in Colorado that memorialized a massacre of Native Americans in the 1860s. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that the site would be expanded to...

Japanese filmmaker Toru Kubota was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of encouraging dissent against the military and violating telecommunications laws.

A military court in Myanmar ruled to sentence a Japanese filmmaker to 10 years in prison on charges of encouraging dissent and telecommunication laws. The filmmaker is the fifth foreign journalist to be detained in Myanmar...

Science

The NPS has been focusing on anthocyanins, the antioxidant-rich pigments that give blackberries and blueberries their signature shades.

The US Department of Agriculture approved the genetically modified purple tomato to extend its shelf life and boost nutritional quality almost 15 years after its development. According to biochemist Cathie Martin, she...

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...

Technology

'Redfall' leak claims it will launch in late March 2023

Xbox users have yet to get their hands on a new first-party game as a product of Microsofts $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax (Bethesdas parent company). That might end in a few months, though, as Arkane Austins...

Valve removes reservation requirement for Steam Deck orders

Valve says it has increased its manufacturing capabilities to meet the demand for its handheld gaming PC. The company then announced on Thursday that customers can now order the device even if they do not have a...

Report: Google ordered 8 million Pixel 7 units in anticipation of higher orders at launch compared to Pixel 6

Shortly before Google launched the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro on Thursday, a report claimed that the company has set a production order of 8 million units this year. It is said to be the largest-ever launch order Google made...

WhatsApp will block screenshots and screen recordings for View Once messages

WhatsApp is working on a new security feature that will prevent recipients of View Once messages from taking screenshots or using screen recording. A new report says there might not be an option to disable the...

Niantic says ‘Pokémon Go’ price hike caused by App Store changes will also roll out on Android

Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs reminded players of the upcoming price increases on in-game items in some regions. The changes are caused by recent updates on App Store pricing, but Niantic confirmed the price...
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