Patties receives private equity takeover bid

Patties receives private equity takeover bid

Posted May 30, 2016 09:51:05 Patties is negotiating with a private equity takeover bidder, just over a year after the company was hurt by a food safety scare. The food processing company, based in the Victorian town of Bairnsdale, has received a $1.65 a share offer from Pacific Equity Partners (PEP). Patties was hit hard last year after its Nanna’s frozen berries were linked to 31 cases of Hepatitis A, although later testing of samples failed to show any instance of the pathogen. The product recall saw the company’s profits…

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Man charged over stabbing of Gold Coast woman

Man charged over stabbing of Gold Coast woman

Posted May 30, 2016 08:28:07 A man has been charged with attempted murder over the stabbing of a 50-year-old woman on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The woman was stabbed at a Biggera Waters unit complex on Sunday morning. She was found on a footpath about 11:00am and taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious stable condition with a wound to her abdomen. A 55-year-old man from Runaway Bay was arrested on Sunday night. He will appear before Southport Magistrates Court charged with attempted murder, entering a dwelling with…

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'Political' APSC wants public servants silenced: union

'Political' APSC wants public servants silenced: union

Australian Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd has declined to respond to the Community and Public Sector Union attack. Photo: Jay Cronan Public servants are being silenced by a politically motivated push to keep them from speaking out ahead of July’s federal election, according to their main workplace union. Public servants have been warned to watch their Facebook likes and shares during their election campaign, prompting an angry response from the Community and Public Sector Union, while Defence Force personnel have been told they will be punished if caught electioneering in uniform….

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Wawrinka hits up with ballboy as rain, injuries delay fourth-round win

Wawrinka hits up with ballboy as rain, injuries delay fourth-round win

Updated May 30, 2016 06:58:39 Photo: Stan Wawrinka won a stop-start clash with Viktor Troicki. (Getty Images: Dennis Grombkowski) Defending champion Stan Wawrinka has reached the French Open quarter-finals, but he took a novel approach to overcoming Serb Viktor Toicki. Wawrinka, the third seed, maintained his perfect record against Troicki, winning 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (7/9), 6-3, 6-2 for his 11th-straight win in Paris. Between the rain and an injury timeout by Troicki due to a thigh strain there were delays aplenty on the day, and Wawrinka handed a racquet to…

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