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13 October 2017 5:41 AM As woes escalate for Harvey Weinstein's former company, potential buyers begin to circle

Hollywood is already starting to kick the tires of the Weinstein Co., barely a week after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against its ousted co-founder, Harvey Weinstein. Woes escalated for Weinstein and his former company this week as police in New York and London began criminal investigations into alleged sexual assault by the film producer 138

12 October 2017 11:19 AM Australian hotel group Mantra rolls out the carpet for Accor's $920 million bid

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Mantra Group Ltd (MTR.AX) on Thursday agreed to a A$1.18 billion (701.45 million pounds)buyout from French hotel company Accor SA (ACCP.PA), a deal which will create the biggest hotel group in Australia where tourism is rising sharply. AccorHotels has been on an acquisition spree that, in part, aims to support chief executive Sebastien 138

11 October 2017 9:22 PM Fresh produce market agents charged for price fixing

The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal prosecute the Institute for Market Agents of SA and 14 of its members on charges of price fixing and/or fixing trading conditions in the fresh-produce market. The action comes as a result of a complaint by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on behalf of previously 107

11 October 2017 2:01 AM Emirates to drop two transtasman services in favour of more Qantas flights

Emirates and Qantas are seeking renewal of their alliance for another five years while making moves that will end some transtasman services and boost others. Emirates will drop its A380 flights from Auckland to Dubai via Melbourne and Brisbane from March next year. However, it will retain its existing daily Airbus A380 flights from Christchurch to Dubai 114

10 October 2017 5:51 PM Bird of the Year competition hacked by fraudulent voter

Forest and Bird's Bird of the Year competition is often heated and fraught with controversy and just three days in, this year is no different. While people are only allowed one vote in the competition and must choose their favourite of New Zealand's natives, one Christchurch citizen decided that didn't apply to them. They cast more than 100 fraudulent 52

10 October 2017 4:06 PM Nikon's Small World: Best Microscope Photos of 2017

Nikon has just announced the winners of its 43rd Photomicrography Competition. Take a glimpse at the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the microscope. This year's international competition, entitled "Small World In Motion," received more than 2,000 entries from 88 countries. It encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken 88

8 October 2017 8:04 PM Quiz: Which lesser-known Bird of the Year contestant are you?

The election is over and now it's time for Kiwis to cast their votes on another critical issue: which bird should take out Forest and Bird's Bird of the Year competition. Voting has just opened in the competition, which aims to raise awareness of some of New Zealand's native birds. This year it's also added the conservation status of each bird. But while 108

7 October 2017 5:23 PM All Blacks beat Springboks 25-24 in classic Rugby Championship Test

THE All Blacks completed a clean sweep of the Rugby Championship while the Springboks restored pride in their jersey in one of the great Test matches at Newlands. New Zealand held on to win 25-24 in Cape Town, their sixth straight victory in the tournament, in a completely different contest to South Africa’s previous 57-0 embarrassment at North Harbour 178

7 October 2017 4:11 PM Who Was Stephen Paddock? The Mystery of a Nondescript ‘Numbers Guy’

The son of a bank robber and a secretary, Mr. Paddock grew up lower middle class in Southern California in the 1960s. From an early age, he focused on gaining complete control over his life and not having to rely on anyone. He cycled through a series of jobs he thought would make him rich, Eric Paddock said. “He went to work for the I.R.S. because he thought 133

7 October 2017 3:14 PM Theresa May and the Future of British Conservatism

The Tories need a post-Thatcher set of policies to deal with problems that have arisen since 1990. Much the best of many brutal comments on Theresa May’s hapless Tory-conference address was a quotation from the early James Bond: Once is happenstance; twice may be coincidence; the third time is enemy action. Three interruptions did indeed destroy her speech 70