Royal Navy’s Deputy Fleet Commander Visits UKHO

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Commander View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Deputy View post tag: fleet The Royal Navy’s Deputy Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Philip Jones CB, visited the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) last Wednesday, 18 July, to see at first hand the navigational services and charts that the organisation provides for the world’s mariners.A key UKHO objective is “To deliver the Hydrographic Services which enable the Royal Navy and other UK Defence forces to meet current and potential operational tasks”. This increasingly encompasses support to other National Security interests, an example of which has been recent UKHO products delivered in support of Olympic Games security. A significant part of the visit was therefore spent within the dedicated Defence section in the Office looking at operational and security work.Vice Admiral Jones’ visit also included briefing on the latest improvements to chart data processing and the development plans for digital services and products including the Admiralty e-Navigator service and the electronic chart service Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS). A tour of the UKHO’s facilities enabled him to meet many of the skilled staff involved in all aspects of the production process of digital and paper charts.On completion of his visit, Vice Admiral Jones remarked: “Throughout my naval career I have relied completely upon Admiralty charts and publications for safe navigation. I am also grateful for the increasingly more detailed and specific defence related products and services that are central to the operational commander’s modern decision making tools. I have been particularly pleased to see that the voice of the seagoer for navigational safety and operational requirements is continually and consistently reflected in the plans and outputs of the UKHO. The Royal Navy is certainly being well served”.UK National Hydrographer, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, said: “We are delighted to have our prime Defence user on site and to have his clear interest and support for our work in support of the mariner. This has been a great opportunity to brief on and to gain feedback about the use of our products and services in the Royal Navy’s global operations.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 31, 2012; Image: UKHO Authorities Share this article View post tag: UKHO Royal Navy’s Deputy Fleet Commander Visits UKHO Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy’s Deputy Fleet Commander Visits UKHO View post tag: Navy View post tag: visits July 31, 2012 View post tag: Royallast_img read more

Minister’s wife adds Townsville to property portfolio

first_imgMrs Dutton plans to convert empty retail spaced into a childcare facility.Situated next to Lavarack Barracks and only a short drive to Fairfield Waters and The Precinct in Idalia, Wulguru is popular for rentals with an indicative gross rental yield of 6 per cent based on a median rent of $300 a week.Deputy Mayor and Wulguru resident Les Walker said the suburb would be one to watch, with a major council development planned for Wulguru Park, to include dog off-leash areas and walking tracks.“Of course, I’d like to welcome the Duttons to our beautiful little neighbourhood, which I believe has long been Townsville’s best kept secret,” Cr Walker said.“It’s great to see that they chose to invest in suburban Townsville and not the CBD, which shows that there’s confidence in our market all across the city. We’ve been saying for a long time that Townsville is open for business and (the Duttons have) obviously got the message and seen the light. Hopefully more will follow.” Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and wife Kirilly have paid $760,000 for a commercial investment property on Eddison Street in Wulguru. Pic Annette DewMrs Dutton said the retail complex ticked all the right boxes.“I’ve been up there a few times to meet with business owners and have had discussions with Townsville City Council about my plans for the site,” she said. “To have a centre like that on Edison St, right across from a school, in my mind will create a real community hub. To have a mix of existing retailers is also very important to us as it will drive the business.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020With five existing retail outlets in place, including a bakery, seafood shop, Chinese takeaway, hairdresser and mini mart — the purchase has been hailed as a boost of confidence by long-term owner of Edison Street Seafood, Carolyn Dare. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and wife Kirilly have paid $760,000 for a commercial investment property on Eddison Street in Wulguru. Carolyn Dare of Edison St Seafood, said she was excited about the announcement.“We definitely welcome this investment as the centre has grown tired,” she said.“We’ve been told that (Mrs Dutton) is prepared to spend some money to spruce up the building, redo signs, renovate and so on. We can’t knock that.“Our demographic here in Wulguru has changed a lot since I first moved here 20 years ago. It’s not the old suburb it used to be. There are a lot more younger buyers coming through as the older residents are dying off.”With a median house price of $260,000, Wulguru is ranked seventh of Townsville’s most affordable suburbs, with prices down 18.8 per cent over the past three years. A total of 44 houses sold between October 2015 and November 2016, a relatively high number considering the suburb’s average hold period of 12.3 years.center_img Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and wife Kirilly have paid $760,000 for a commercial investment property on Eddison Street in Wulguru.IMMIGRATION Minister Peter Dutton and wife Kirilly have added to their property portfolio with the purchase of a retail complex in Wulguru. After more than 500 days on the market, Edison Plaza sold for $760,000 to RHT Investments — a property holding owned by Mrs Dutton.The property sold for $340,000 below its listed price, with the bargain buy set for a rejuvenation that will include a new childcare facility.With a current net income of around $104,000 a year, the property offers excellent growth potential, being opposite Wulguru State School, parklands, and only minutes from Lavarack Barracks.last_img read more

Syracuse falls two spots to No. 9 in Inside Lacrosse rankings

first_img Published on April 16, 2018 at 8:27 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Syracuse (7-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) sank two spots to No. 9 in the Inside Lacrosse rankings after it split its two games the past week.Tuesday, SU lost at then-No. 9 Cornell 13-8 before winning in overtime on Saturday, 13-12, against North Carolina. Syracuse’s loss to Cornell was the Orange’s fourth loss in its last six nonconference games.Maryland remained the nation’s top-ranked team and four of the five ACC teams stayed in the top 20 with Duke (No. 3), Virginia (No. 13) and Notre Dame (No. 15).Syracuse will continue its nonconference slate on Saturday against No. 14 Navy. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Metcalf wins CEO penalty shoot outs at JOY Sports Invitational Tournament

first_imgChief Executive Officer of Accra Brewery Limited and Voltic (GH) Limited Greg Mitcaf scored all three chances of the maiden edition of the CEO’s penalty shoot outs of the JOY Sports Invitational Tournament at the El Wak Stadium on Saturday.The shoot out involved 12 Chief Executive Officers with 8 representatives in the one day event.last_img