View post tag: Defence View post tag: Lankans View post tag: Navy View post tag: Ashore Training & Education Navy to Bring ashore 73 Australia-Bound Sri Lankans View post tag: 73 July 25, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Sri View post tag: Australia-Bound View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: bring Sri Lanka Navy has made arrangements to bring ashore the 73 Australia-bound Sri Lankans stranded in the south eastern seas of Sri Lanka.On the direction of the Navy, a merchant vessel heading for Singapore had rescued them 290 nautical miles south east of Galle close to noon yesterday (24th July 2013).The Navy alerted the merchant vessels in the area for the rescue two days ago having received information on the incident from the Police.[mappress]Press Release, July 25, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Navy to Bring ashore 73 Australia-Bound Sri Lankans Share this article
Work has started on the Queen’s Wharf project which is tipped to lead to a renewed interest in the Brisbane property market. Picture: AAP/ Ric FrearsonI WAS in Sydney this week meeting with a series of buyer’s agents, financial planners and accountants.With so much chatter about a slow down in the Sydney and Melbourne markets, there is renewed interest in Brisbane and what upside still exists in that property market.I met with these professionals to get a better understanding of their clients needs and give them some information about what is happening on the ground in Brisbane.What I shared with them was a quick history lesson.To understand the difference between Brisbane and the other eastern seaboard capital cities you need to look at the market movements before the Global Financial Crisis (GFC).In 2007 Brisbane experienced a fabulous property boom. INTEREST IN THE UNIT MARKET STARTING TO LIFT AGAIN It was unexpected, it drove prices across the city and it was not experienced in those capital cities south of the Queensland border.However a year later, when the GFC hit, the market suffered a significant decline, while Sydney and Melbourne were not affected to the same extent.Over the past six years, however there has been worldwide focus on the thriving Sydney and Melbourne markets.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoNew developments such as Queen’s Wharf could lead to renewed interstate interest in the Brisbane property market according to Haesley Cush. Picture: AAP/David ClarkFuelled by low interest rates, international buyer interest and bullish confidence those regions have roared to unexpected heights, while Brisbane has remained relatively dormant.But like in every market, they are cyclical and it’s time for those markets to simmer.Which is why the attention is now on Brisbane. Brisbane house prices did see a correction, our properties are considerably cheaper than our southern neighbours. Our apartment prices have taken a battering over the past four years and they are now at all time lows.But value alone will not drive a market, there needs to be a spark of confidence to light the fuse first and I believe that comes in the form of the Queen’s Wharf Development.This casino will change Brisbane from a stop over to a destination. It will create jobs. This means that those inner city units that have seen a drop in rental prices will now be filled with tenants seeking accommodation close to work. Those yields will entice investors to buy and that competition will see rents and sale prices rise. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:01Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to buy the right apartment01:01 Those tourism dollars will flow into the housing market, which will see locals and businesses benefit. This confidence will underpin interstate buyers looking for a capital return to back the Brisbane market, it will give locals confidence to continue to compete for their desired property and that should light the fuse on the local Brisbane market.With Brisbane’s fabulous weather, its location close to sandy beaches and theme parks, and its easy access from Asia it has all the hallmarks of one stop family holiday spot. With infrastructure comes opportunity and I believe the next 12 months will see a lot of interest from interstate and international buyers competing for their own little slice of the Sunshine State.
Illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Kogas)South Korea is looking to switch the coal-fired power plants currently under construction in the country to LNG-fueled turbines as it looks to cut down on pollution.According to a joint statement by South Korean ministry of trade industry and energy with the ministries of environment, transport and finance noted that the government is looking to reduce the fine dust emissions by 30 percent by 2022.To cut the emissions further, the government will provide incentives for people switching to more environmentally friendly fuels. This will also include scrapping some 2.2 million diesel-powered vehicles by 2022.According to the statement, four coal-fired power plants that are in the early stages of development will be switched to using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel. The country has already shut down three older coal-fired power plants with seven more to follow by the targeted date.Earlier this month, it was reported that the country will look to up its LNG imports as it phases out coal for power production.The government’s emissions reduction plan would cost about 7.2 trillion won ($6.3 billion).1 KRW = 0.000878172 USD LNG World News Staff
Making noise · Freshman running back Ronald Jones II is on pace to break former USC player and Heisman Trophy winner Charles White’s freshman rushing record of 858 yards set in 1976. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThis year, USC is the school of hard knocks. A combination of injuries and sheer talent has resulted in some freshman players learning by being thrown into the fire and responding with memorable in-game performances.The emergence of Ronald Jones II as one of the most exciting running backs in the country — as a freshman — accentuates Helton’s dedication to developing USC’s tremendous young talent. And sure, there have been some bumps in the road because of it, but the future looks bright at USC with players like “RoJo” at the wheel.Last weekend, Jones broke LendDale White’s single-game USC freshman rushing record with 177 yards and a touchdown — one home game after another freshman, Cameron Smith, had three interceptions and a touchdown in the Trojans’ win against then-No. 3 Utah.“Everybody has got a different timetable. For some freshmen, that light comes on immediately,” Helton said after practice Monday. “I go back and I think about Roberts Woods and the Marqise Lees and the Nelson Agholors — those guys whose light just came on. And right now Ronald’s light is coming on.”Jones admits that he never imagined he’d be able to knock on the door of the 1,000 rushing mark this season, but added that personal statistics have never been his priority, and that he is more dedicated to helping USC win a championship.“I honestly thought it would obviously take a little longer,” Jones said.Jones said that he has heavily relied on the advice he has received throughout the season from veterans like redshirt senior Tre Madden, who has helped break down opposing defenses with him on the field and in film sessions.“I’m happy to be in the position and role I’m in to help the team,” Jones said. “Our coaches do a great job of preparing us for any situation, so just with the reps and the experience, I felt myself getting better.”Jones leads the team with 710 rushing yards and six touchdowns this season on 89 carries. He’s just 148 yards shy of Charles White’s freshman rushing record, with three games left in the regular season. Helton loves Jones’ commitment to improving his weaknesses which has resulted in his remarkable success.“Where I am most proud of him, we all knew that he was a great runner, but I really like what he is trying to do with the things that might have been a weakness of his when he first came in — like catching the ball,” Helton said. “He is really focusing on things he wants to get better on … You saw that with that great touchdown catch.”Since he arrived at USC in the spring, Jones has been working with quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Browne on catching balls from quick passes, which give him more space to utilize his speed. After recording his first receiving touchdown against Arizona, Jones said he feels that his hard work has paid off, and added that his teammates can finally stop questioning his catching ability.“Now these guys can stop making fun of me. I finally got a receiving touchdown, so it feels good,” Jones said.Jones said while growing up in Texas, he always loved watching USC and Reggie Bush. Bush’s dual threat of being able to catch the football on top of his running capability inspired him to work on his receiving ability since he got to campus. Consequently, he said there hasn’t been too much that’s changed for him from his life back home except the food: He loves USC, his teammates and playing football everyday.“The coaches told me that I have to focus on things like time management, but you know other than the food, the transition [from high school to college] has been pretty smooth,” Jones said. “Five Guys is pretty good. Buffalo Spot is one of my favorite places. I miss Hutchins and Whataburger, though.”Other than Bush, Jones says that the player he emulates most is Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles because of his similar “quick lateral cuts, speed, dreadlocks, No. 25.”Running back coach Johnny Nansen said that the thing that makes Jones’ running style so unique is his uncanny ability to keep his legs moving, especially after making contact with defenders.“He’s just Ronald,” Nansen said. “He’s a great kid who works hard every single day on something new.”He added that once Jones has shaken free from a tackle, he’s immediately looking for more yards and to score.“It’s just a natural thing that he has got,” Nansen said. “You have to watch him play to see that he never stops his feet on contact; it is hard to bring him down. It is going to take a couple of guys because he is such an aggressive runner.”Helton, who has served as the team’s offensive coordinator all season, has had the difficult task of dividing the running plays between USC’s five dynamic backs. He says that Jones has a unique combination of size and strength that give him a “phenomenal breakaway speed.” Helton noted that though Jones is 185 pounds, he runs like a big man, which is comparable to the running style of NFL great Roger Craig.“We call it a horse kick because he will get to that level where all of sudden his legs will explode. It is kind of Roger Craig-ish,” Helton said. “[Jones] won’t know who that is, but it reminds you of that type of leg drive on contact. You know, you see other running backs whose feet die on contact. He explodes on contact, and he does a really nice job with it.”Because Jones gets down the football field so quickly, redshirt sophomore wide receiver Steven Mitchell said that he loses track of where Jones has gone — which makes it really hard for him to keep block for him, as was seen on Jones’s long run against Arizona.“He was actually juking me,” said Mitchell. “I was running down and trying to keep blocking and I really didn’t know where he was. That kid is amazing. I try and make as many blocks as I can.”Based on what Jones has been able to do on the field so far this season, it appears that he has a bright career ahead of him as a member of the Trojans.