Topics : On the same day, the victim’s parents reported the incident to the Pademangan Police, hoping it could be thoroughly investigated.“It was a sharp bullet. Alhamdulillah [thank God], he is fine now,” Gatot said in a text message while also sending photos of his grandchild sitting shirtless at home with a white bandage on his right back.Gatot said personnel of the North Jakarta Police paid a visit to the victim’s house at around 10 a.m. on Tuesday but did not inform the family of any developments in the case.North Jakarta Police chief Sr. Cmr. Budhi Herdi Susianto said he questioned witnesses who were at the scene during the incident but none provided any leads.“We are now examining the bullet. Further investigation of the case, including the source of the bullet, will proceed according to the examination results,” Budhi told the Post. An 11-year-old elementary schoolboy was playing with his friends by the Ciliwung River in North Jakarta at around 9 p.m. last Tuesday when he suddenly felt a hot object hit his back.The boy instantly fell to the ground. His playmates immediately checked on him and found he was bleeding in the back.“He and his friends did not hear any gunshot or popping sound,” the boy’s grandfather, Gatot, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. The section of the riverbank where the children were playing is adjacent to a toll road and neighbors the dense settlement of Kampung Tongkol in Pademangan district, North Jakarta, where the victim and his family live.The day after the incident, the victim’s parents found the wound had swollen and was bleeding, so they took him to Koja General Hospital in North Jakarta.After an X-ray examination, they found a bullet lodged in the victim’s back.The boy was then transferred to Kramat Jati Police Hospital in East Jakarta for surgery.
New research reveals the Brisbane suburbs where rents have fallen the most.REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said investor activity in Brisbane’s inner apartment sector had increased the supply of rental housing.“There are just so many more option for renters,” Ms Conisbee said.“The majority of apartments are owned by investors and they are all competing for tenants.”Ms Conisbee said that explained why unit rents had fallen, but she was a bit surprised that house rents had also dropped significantly in some locations. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE “I think that although buyers are quite specific about what they buy — either a unit or a house — I think renters are far more fluid,” she said.“A lot of people who might have rented a house are now looking at these brand new apartments that have been built and seeing what they can get for their money. “It’s great news for renters in Brisbane because you can get some pretty good deals quite close to the city.” New research reveals the Brisbane suburbs where rents have fallen the most.In Banyo, also on Brisbane’s northside, tenants are paying nearly 19 per cent less rent than they were a year ago, and in Sunnybank, rents have dropped by $63 a week.When it comes to houses, rents in Hamilton have fallen by more than 17 per cent in a year to $560, from $680. LUXURY RIVER HOMES SELL OUT Mount Ommaney tenants are pocketing an extra $117 a week, while in trendy Teneriffe, you can now rent a house for $583 a week, compared to $685 a week 12 months ago.Even in Karana Downs, where the median weekly rent is only $400, renters have saved about $70 a week over the past year. New research reveals the Brisbane suburbs where rents have fallen the most.TENANTS are saving up to $120 a week in rent in some parts of Brisbane, where prices have fallen by as much as 25 per cent in the past year.The good news for renters comes as the inner-city market continues to suffer from an apartment glut, providing more options to choose from and an influx of landlords offering discounts and incentives as they compete for tenants.New research from realestate.com.au reveals the best deals for units can be found just 8km from the CBD in Stafford Heights, where the median weekly rent has dropped more than 25 per cent in the past 12 months to $225. HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee.According to the latest SQM Research data, Brisbane’s vacancy rate remains relatively high at 3.4 per cent.Weekly asking rents for houses across Brisbane rose a modest 0.4 per cent over the year to the end of November to $443, while asking rents for units in the city during the same period fell 1.2 per cent to $366 a week. The Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s Market Monitor for the September quarter, released yesterday, reveals Brisbane’s rental market tightened during the period, except for the outer Brisbane region of Moreton Bay. WHERE YOU SHOULD INVEST The report found outer Brisbane has become more affordable for tenants, with rents for three-bedroom houses, three-bedroom townhouses and two-bedroom units in Logan, Ipswich andRedland holding steady or falling in the three months to the end of September.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoREIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said a third of Queenslanders, or 34 per cent, rented their home and the market relied heavily on private landlords providing rental accommodation. Ms Mercorella said Brisbane’s rental market offered many affordable options for tenants, and rents were significantly cheaper than in Sydney and Melbourne as a result of lower wages and fewer cost-of-living pressures.BRISBANE SUBURBS WHERE HOUSE RENTS HAVE FALLEN THE MOSTSuburb Median weekly rent (Nov 2017) Median weekly rent (Nov 2016) % change Hamilton $560 $680 -17.65Mount Ommaney $583 $700 -16.79Chuwar $320 $380 -15.79Teneriffe $583 $685 -14.96Bowen Hills $520 $605 -14.05South Brisbane $450 $518 -13.04Fortitude Valley $470 $540 -12.96Shorncliffe $493 $565 -12.83Karana Downs $400 $458 -12.57West End $550 $615 -10.57(Source: realestate.com.au. Based on rental decreases within 30km of Brisbane’s CBD)BRISBANE SUBURBS WHERE UNITS RENTS HAVE FALLEN THE MOSTSuburb Median weekly rent (Nov 2017) Median weekly rent (Nov 2016) % changeStafford Heights $225 $303 -25.62Banyo $260 $320 -18.75Sunnybank $330 $393 -15.92Deagon $240 $280 -14.29Highgate Hill $350 $398 -11.95Tarragindi $300 $340 -11.76Newstead $435 $490 -11.22Clontarf $293 $328 -10.69Birkdale $360 $400 -10.00Warner $320 $355 -9.86(Source: realestate.com.au. Based on rental decreases within 30km of Brisbane’s CBD) read more
David Beckham has joined French Ligue 1 side Paris St-Germain and announced he will be playing for free.The ex-England midfielder, 37, signed a five-month deal and will donate his salary – of at least £1m – to charity.“I’m excited, it’s something we’ve been working on and talking about for quite a while,” he said on Thursday.“I won’t receive any salary. My salary will go to a local children’s charity. That’s one of the things we are excited and proud to do.”He added: “It’s something the guys [PSG management] do, but obviously it’s a very good figure. That’s one thing we’re very excited about. To be able to give a huge sum to a children’s charity in Paris is very special.”Beckham has been without a club since leaving MLS side LA Galaxy in December and has been training with Arsenal. The former England captain had firm offers from 12 different clubs but has opted for Ligue 1’s big spenders.Despite recently announcing he was to permanently base his family in London, Beckham always said he would make a decision on his next move based on “footballing reasons”.PSG have spent more than £200m in the last 18 months, and are managed by Carlo Ancelotti – who was in charge of AC Milan during Beckham’s loan spell there. They are also still in this season’s Champions League and will face Spanish side Valencia in the last 16. The Paris club are currently top of Ligue 1 and already have a squad that includes Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Lucas Moura and Ezequiel Lavezzi.“I was lucky to work with Carlo and Leonardo [director of football] for a few months,” Beckham said. “Carlo was one of the best managers I’ve played for so it’s exciting on a number of levels. “[Ibrahimovic] is one of the players I’m excited to play alongside. Ibra was someone I’ve watched for many years, in my early days playing for England against Sweden, and I always felt he could be one of the best players in the world.“I watched a lot of games last year and a lot of games this season. There’s a lot of talent in this team.”Beckham, who made a record 115 outfield appearances for England, was part of the Manchester United side that famously beat Bayern Munich to win the 1999 Champions League.He left Old Trafford for Real Madrid in 2003, before agreeing his move to LA Galaxy in January 2007 and making his debut for the club in August in that year.He attracted criticism from some Galaxy fans after agreeing loan moves to AC Milan in 2009 and 2010 which meant missing some of the MLS season. And he brought an end to his five-and-a-half-year spell in the United States on 2 December after winning the MLS Cup for the second time.At PSG, Beckham will be hoping to win a league title in a fourth country, having already enjoyed success at Manchester United and Real Madrid in Europe before moving to Major League Soccer.Beckham had been close to joining PSG last January but opted to stay in California for one more season.“I don’t know if this will be my last contract,” Beckham said.“People have been speculating about that for a number of years, but I continue to play and sign contracts. I will see how I feel but I want to play as long as possible. My passion is football. It always has been. When I play football it is not about the biggest contract.” He also revealed that his sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, and Cruz, seven, will stay in London to go to school along with his wife Victoria, 38, and their one-year-old daughter Harper. read more
The National USI Student Achievement Awards take place in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin this Thursday 18 April, 2013 and LYIT students Michelle Long and John Mc Clean have been shortlisted for national honours.John McCLean, a student at LYIT , who has been shortlisted for national honours in the Mature Student of the Year category of the National Student Achievement Awards taking place on Thursday 18 April in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.John Mc Clean from the Gardening Club has been shortlisted for Mature Student of the Year Award while Michelle Long, Diabetic Club, has been shortlisted for Student Leader of the Year Award.Both of these students have excelled in the area of volunteering, they have devoted their time to helping those within the LYIT community and the Letterkenny community, whilst maintaining their high academic standards. Michelle Long has been a scholarship recipient from the LYIT Student Union Clubs and Societies programme for the past two years. She has organised 4 Diabetic Screening events on campus at LYIT, in tandem with Letterkenny General Hospital.Michelle Long, a student at LYIT who has been shortlisted for the Student Leader of the Year Award in the National Student Achievement Awards which take place on Thursday 18 April in the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin.These events have screened over 600 people, with a 5% referral rate to General Practitioners for queried Diabetes. The screening idea comes from Michelle’s own experiences as a Diabetic from her childhood years. Michelle’s own experience has motivated her to organise Diabetic awareness campaigns and to step forward as a student leader both on and off campus.John returned to education as mature student two years ago and since then, John has engaged with the community both inside and outside LYIT.He has organised many charity events, has planted trees and plants in the Donegal Hospice and has a real sense of civic engagement. His enthusiasm has encouraged others to engage in such activities and he is a truly worthy candidate for national honours. Michelle and John will face stiff competition this Thursday night within their individual categories competition from much larger colleges and universities such as University College Dublin and Trinity College.However, one thing is certain, LYIT Student Union is proud of the efforts of Michelle and John to continuously strive to help others.Good luck to both of them. LYIT STUDENTS RECOGNISED AT NATIONAL STUDENT AWARDS was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:John McCleanLYITMichelle Long read more