Indonesian Air Force Hawk 209 jet fighter crashes in residential area of Riau

first_imgAn Indonesian Air Force Hawk 209 jet fighter crashed in a residential area of Kampar regency, Riau, on Monday morning.Air Force spokesman Air Commodore Fajar Adriyanto confirmed that the British-built aircraft, registered as TT-0209, had departed from Rusmin Nuryadin Air Base in Pekanbaru on Monday before crashing about 5 kilometers away in Kubang Jaya village, Siak Hulu subdistrict.The pilot, First Lt. Apriyanto, was able to eject himself and survived the accident, Fajar said. He is being examined at Dr. Soekirman Air Force Hospital in Pekanbaru . “We are still investigating the cause of the accident and the number of casualties,” Fajar said in a text message to The Jakarta Post on Monday.Separately, Kubang Jaya village head Tarmizi said he was informed of the crash at 7:30 am and that the accident took place behind Siak Hulu 1 state junior high school. “It crashed in the residential area,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.The accident occurred days after an Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crashed in Kendal, Central Java. Four out of the nine passengers died at the location of the crash, while five others were taken to the hospital for treatment.The fatalities from the crash increased to five after one of the survivors died on Saturday. First Lieutenant Vira Yudha died after being hospitalized for a week at Dr. Kariadi General Hospital in Semarang, kompas.com reported on Monday.The remaining survivors, on the other hand, have shown improvements and continue to receive treatment at Dr. Kariadi Hospital and Gatot Subroto Army Hospital in Jakarta. Topics :last_img read more

Former animal shelter site to become human haven

first_imgArboreti will be stage two of Renovare, which is being built on the site of the former RSPCA shelter.Stage one – Respiro – is under construction, and will be home to 11 three-bedroom townhomes and 19 one, two and three- bedroom luxury apartments. Just three townhomes and 11 apartments within the Respiro release remain on the market, with a one bedroom apartment starting from $389,000. Completion is expected by the end of June. Arboreti – stage two – has also been released, with three apartments sold off-the-plan. The largest residence on offer – a five-bedroom apartment – starts from $1.445 million.A third building, Venusto, was also recently released to the market, and will be constructed once the finishing touches are completed on Respiro. Renovare means to renew or refresh.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago Gardner Vaughan Group director of sales Jason Currie said they wanted to renew the former RSPCA site, which closed in 2011 after the charity moved to Wacol.“We wanted to blend it (Renovare) in to the surrounding neighbourhood, and really take advantage of its position overlooking the park (Fehlberg Park),” he said.“To find a site like this in a beautiful leafy suburb just 5km from the city, with parkland, is incredibly hard. Any infill sites like this are becoming incredibly rare.”Mr Currie said the market had responded positively, with the majority of buyers coming from the local area.He said the developer and its design team were able to work with buyers to customise off-the-plan floor plates, a plus for owner occupiers and downsizers.“This is not a cookie cutter development,” he said.Each residence boasts designer kitchens with European applia Render showing the Estilo penthouse bedroomnces and stone benchtops, stylish bathrooms with imported luxury tiles and fittings, ducted airconditioning, remote access underground parking and CCTV. Residents-only facilities include a central pool, barbecue and recreation area set among tropical landscaped gardens Renovare was also granted a “five leaf” EnviroDevelopment rating by the UDIA, meaning it must adhere to five core sustainability categories – ecosystems, waste, energy, water and community. Renovare will offer buyers tranquillity close to the city.Its name means to renew or refresh, and Renovare at Yeronga is promising to do just that – create an oasis for buyers seeking tranquillity close to the city. Renovare is being developed on the former RSPCA site by the Gardner Vaughan Group, and will feature five eco-friendly buildings surrounding a central pool, recreational facilities and tropical landscaped gardens. .The development will include vegetable and herb gardens, extensive planting, solar energy in communal facilities, natural gas, water-saving devices, stormwater collection tanks for irrigation, and communal spaces to encourage social interaction.The Community Centre will be open to residents and the community, and will include two indoor, multipurpose function spaces, two fully-equipped kitchens, bathroom facilities and two large outdoor balconies. There will also be a gym with lift access and provision for a “hole in the wall” coffee shop.Yeronga is just five minutes from the CBD, and is close to all of Brisbane’s major hospitals, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, and the University of Queensland.The current median house sales price in Yeronga is $875,000, according to CoreLogic. For a unit, it is $430,000.last_img read more

Cricket News India squad selection meeting for West Indies tour postponed but focus remains on Dhoni’s future

first_imgMumbai: The national selection panel’s meeting to pick squads for the West Indies tour has been pushed to Sunday amid intense focus on skipper Virat Kohli’s availability and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future. The meeting was scheduled for Friday but was postponed following Committee of Administrators’ (CoA) directive that the chairman of the panel, instead of BCCI secretary, will convene it.”There are some legal modalities that need to be followed due to the rule change and it took some time. Also the BCCI’s cricket operations team needs to apprise the chairman of the availability of the captain for the meeting. The fitness reports of the players will be available on Saturday evening,” a senior BCCI functionary told PTI.The 38-year old Dhoni, whose finishing abilities with the bat has been on the wane, would be the centre of discussion amid speculation that the Jharkhand player is contemplating retirement even though he hasn’t spoken about it till now.Dhoni’s selection or omission would be an indicator of things to come in the future. India are set to play T20s, as many ODIs and two Tests in a full-fledged tour to the Caribbean islands, starting August 3.Considering next year’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia, the selectors might opt for the young Rishabh Pant, who is seen as heir apparent to Dhoni.Dhoni was dropped from the T20 series against West Indies and Australia last October and there is a strong chance that he won’t be included this time around too.Pant was recently called up as replacement for an injured opener Shikhar Dhawan in the World Cup, from where India were ousted in the semifinal stage.Another issue that would surely be debated is the availability of Kohli, who has been on the road for a while.There is a school of thought that the skipper could be rested considering the long domestic season ahead, which begins in September, and in this scenario Rohit Sharma could be handed captaincy for the shorter formats.However, with the two Tests being part of the ICC Test Championship, Kohli could be included in the Test squad. A similar approach could be taken for pacer Jasprit Bumrah.The MSK Prasad-led panel would also work on restructuring the middle-order as it was one of the primary reasons for India’s exit from the World Cup semi-final. Stabilising the number four spot is the need of the hour going ahead.It is expected that picking the middle-order could lead to the biggest debate as the panel has a few choices among Karnataka’s Mayank Agarwal and Manish Pandey and Mumbai’s Shreyas Iyer, who has been knocking the doors after scoring heavily in domestic cricket.Pandey scored a match-winning 100 for India A against the West Indies A in an unofficial third ODI and after Ambati Rayudu’s sudden retirement and Vijay Shankar’s failure to nail the number four spot, the focus will be on the trio.Also, the selectors may consider the talented young Punjab batsman Shubhman Gill and Mumbai’s Prithvi Shaw. But Shaw’s hip injury could come in the way of him being considered.A determined Gill has been among the runs in the West Indies tour for India A. Gill and Shreyas could make the cut.It could also be end of the road for the experienced Dinesh Karthik and Maharashtra all-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who failed to perform in the World Cup.If Dhawan, who was ruled out of the World Cup owing to a thumb fracture, is deemed fit, he would, in all probability, open with Rohit.Other regulars, including K L Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, could retain their places in the limited-overs squads.Teenage leg-spinner Rahul Chahar could be among the rookies who are at least discussed given the good run he is having with the A team in the West Indies right now. The 19-year-old is a cousin of Deepak Chahar, a fairly established first-class name who has played an ODI and a T20 for India.Among the new faces, Delhi speedster Navdeep Saini could make the team as he has impressed in the ongoing India A tour of West Indies and even picked a fifer.The selectors could also look at the likes of Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, and Avesh Khan apart from regular pacers Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who could be retained.Khaleel being a left-arm pacer adds variety to the attack.The choice of wicket-keepers for the Tests would be watched with interest as Pant did the job in the last series India played in Australia.With a fit-again Wriddiman Saha, who is considered the best in the country, it remains to be seen if the selectors bring him back or look to the future in Pant.The T20 Internationals are scheduled from August 3 to 6, while the ODIs will take place from August 8 to 14. The two-Test series will be played from August 22 to September 3. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more