Airline Virgin Australia says it will award a million Velocity Frequent Flyer points to a vaccinated Australian in an attempt to boost the COVID-19 vaccination rate. The VA-X & Win scheme will allow one lucky traveler the ability to fly around the world on the company’s tab — when Australia’s […]
From the audition tape to training at home, former competitors shared how they applied for and got cast on the hit reality series, plus a few tips.
Competitors don't totally get to pick their clothes, but they have some say on their one outfit. Plus here's how they try to keep their clothes clean.
Businesses are free to run competitions and reward schemes for Australians fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the nation’s medicines watchdog says. In a Monday statement, the Therapeutic Goods Administration gave the green light to rewards like “store vouchers, discounts or frequent flyer points”. Qantas has already revealed plans to offer such […]
Simone Biles finished first in floor, balance beam, and vault to win the US Classic all-around by more than a point - a wide margin for gymnastics.
After first focusing on the media, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is now taking a close look at how decisions by the major platforms are affecting the development and use of mobile applications. In submissions made to the ACCC, both Google and Apple claim that their app marketplaces […]
“The Great British Baking Show” is a popular UK-based competition that tests amateur bakers on their skills in the kitchen. In the show’s 10-year run, a number of contestants have made memorable mistakes. Mishaps include contestants injuring their fingers in the food processor, using salt instead of sugar, and accidentally […]
To say our current way of living isn’t normal would be an understatement. Due to COVID-19, we’re limited when it comes to the activities we can actually do. Something like going to the movies isn’t as simple as it used to be. To help bring back some semblance of normal […]
Amazon uses third-party seller data to copy the site’s most popular products, an antitrust report by the House Judiciary Committee alleged on Wednesday. Former Amazon sellers told an antitrust subcommittee the company released new products almost identical to their own and “killed” their sales. Amazon has denied accusations of this […]
The ACCC has released a report on how it will be protecting competition within the airline industry. It will be monitoring Virgin, Qantas and Rex each month, keeping tabs on passenger numbers, flight capacity and revenue. The consumer watchdog is also looking out for anti-competitive behaviour such as “capacity dumping” […]
An open letter from Google warning that new Australian regulation would damage YouTube and Google Search in the country contains “misinformation,” according to the country’s competition watchdog. The draft regulation would force Facebook and Google to pay news publishers for their content. In the letter, Google said Australia’s draft news […]
The Australian competition regulator will consider allowing Rex airlines to continue coordinating with Qantas and Virgin on 10 regional flight routes. It comes as the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the travel industry and resulted in “exceptionally low demand” for flights. Under the proposed authorisation, the ACCC will allow […]
The Brooklyn Bridge is a New York City icon that hosts thousands of pedestrians, cyclists, and cars on any given day. While cars remain confined to the lower level, pedestrians and cyclists share a narrow wooden walkway on the upper level. The coronavirus pandemic has emptied out the usual crowd […]
Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. On the latest episode of Pitchfork Economics, Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein interviewed Dutch historian Rutger Bregman. Bregman argues […]
Bravo’s popular competition reality show “Project Runway” has been on the air for 18 seasons, but even die-hard fans might not know everything about it. Contestants usually film for 18 hours a day, and the judging process can take up to seven hours. Some of the designs are auctioned off […]
Facebook’s $US400 million acquisition of the popular GIF site Giphy is under scrutiny by the UK’s competition authority. The Competition and Markets Authority on Friday issued an initial enforcement order, which means the two companies must remain separate while it conducts its initial investigation. Australia is also probing the deal. […]
The International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest has revealed its top prize winners. This year’s competition drew over 3,400 submissions from nearly 1,000 professional and amateur photographers around the world. The top award went to Russian photographer Oleg Ershov for his photos of England and Iceland. The contest also […]