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Amex cites Loose Box as best

THE LOOSE Box Restaurant in Mundaring has been awarded Best Restaurant in WA at the 14th annual American Express WA Restaurant Awards held recently at Rendezvous Observ-ation City Hotel.

Creatives recognised

MARKETFORCE and JDA have dominated the winners list in this year’s Perth Art Directors’ Club Awards.

Tourism work goes to 303

AD AGENCY 303 Advertising has won the account of the WA Tourism Commission for the next three years from 1 July.

JDA lionised

AD AGENCY JDA has won the first Lion to be awarded to a WA agency at the 1999 Cannes International Advertising Awards. The Keep Australia Beautiful Coun-cil commercial, featuring the devastating effect litter has on wildlife, won a bronze Lion.

Telehealth diagnosed as welcome cure

Despite the never-ending expectations placed upon it, Australia’s health care system is one of the best in the world.

WA has time to see the lighter side of Y2K

The most serious threat to our continued corporate health from the Y2K bug is rapidly becoming Terminal Boredom.

Grain growers attract $18 million

MORE than $18 million will be invested on new projects this year on behalf of WA grain growers in the western region of the Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Solution offered to the concern over geoscientists

THE Association of Mining and Exploration Companies believes it has found a solution to the unemployment crisis facing geoscientists.

Window problem is clear

WHILE the design of the new Fremantle Maritime Museum has been lauded by architects, keeping its massive ocean-facing windows clean could pose a problem.

Meetings draw $700m to WA

WA’s meetings and exhibitions sector is worth more than $700 million annually to the state economy, the Bur-eau of Tourism Re-search has found.

Consolidated back

Consolidated Minerals Limited has relisted on the Australian bourse, more than twenty months after its predecessor, Valiant Consolidated Limit-ed, was suspended from trading.

Exploration cuts hit home

A heavy reduction in gold exploration in Western Australia has impacted significantly on general mineral exploration in the State.

Reefton expands diamond dig

PERTH-based Reefton Mining NL, which recently picked up some hot diamond prospective property through a joint venture in Namibia, Southern Africa, has considerably expanded its diamond interests.

Hardman on track for Rome

Perth-based hydrocarbon explor-er Hardman Resources NL is on track to develop its gas drilling project near Rome in Italy as the next stage of its exploration programme.

Woodside lights on electricity

Hydrocarbon producer Woodside Petroleum Ltd has invested $8 million to support a research program developing electricity generation technology based on ceramic or solid oxide fuel cells.

Congo causes cobalt jump

A recent sharp rise in cobalt prices – benefiting Western Australian nickel producers with cobalt credits – has been attrib-uted to lower production in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kanowna on the cusp of golden find

Kanowna Lights NL, which has been exploring for base metals at its Pin-nacles nickel project 130 kilometres east of Kalgoorlie, is on the threshold of developing a gold project.

Online marketing crucial to success

Before you select a web developer to build your website, it may be wise to ask how they intend to help you market the site online.

Web links to outback

A NEW community website program will help twenty regional community groups develop a website to allow for greater communication between members.

Gear up online or lose: Minister

WA BUSINESSES should gear up to trade in the online economy or risk being marginalised by the Internet business boom, says Works and Services Minister Mike Board.

ERG alliance lands Rome transport deal

THE ERG Motorola Alliance has won the contract to install and manage a smart card fare collection system in Rome’s Metrebus system for nine years, with an additional five year option.

Breast system could fight cancer

AN electronic system for automatic and accurate measurement of volumes of solid objects could become a weapon in the fight against breast cancer.

Web awards worthwhile

There are literally thousands of ‘Industry Awards’ for website design on the Internet.

Westpac takes on smart card duties

THE Westpac Group is to become the principal EFTPOS transaction processor for the ERG Group’s smart card products.

Court reporter adds online music

DIGITAL court recording software maker Future Technology Resources is taking a 13 per cent stake in online music retailer Chaos Multimedia.

Executives paid too much: survey

TOP executives are paid too much, a recent survey has found.The survey found 47 per cent of 1,183 respondents believed executives were overpaid.

Questions to help preparation

The ten toughest questions asked in an interview have been compiled by recruitment firm to help interviewees be better prepared.

Security industry under microscope

THE Department of Productivity and Labour Relations and the Security Agents Institute have joined forces to raise awareness of employment obligations within Perth’s security industry.

Employees call for more homework

MORE than 57 per cent of employees would prefer to be working from home and 70.7 per cent said they would be as productive as if they were at ‘work’ a Morgan & Banks survey has found.