Crane numbers are increasing on the Brisbane skyline.RESIDENTIAL development continues to grow with a lift in the number of cranes on the Brisbane skylineAccording to the latest Rider Levett Bucknall crane index, the number of cranes on the skyline highlight the continuing strength of the construction industry.Nationally the index has increased by 5 per cent.This was the highest level of cranes since the group started recording the activity in 2012.The latest report found a total of 685 cranes on projects across Australia with Brisbane and the Gold Coast accounting for 116 of those.It revealed almost all capital cities, with the exception of Canberra and Darwin, had experienced a rise in crane numbers in the past six months.“The residential sector continues to dominate the skylines across Australia with 551 cranes representing 80 per cent of all cranes commissioned on future residential dwellings,’’ according to the report.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoMary Lane Residences is one of the projects which has helped lift Brisbane crane numbers.Brisbane accounted for 12 per cent of the cranes on the national skyline.The report found nationally new projects starting were responsible for another 339 cranesbeing erected since the previous report.“This augers well for a strong pipeline of construction work over the next six to twelvemonths across the country,’’ the report said.In Brisbane crane numbers are up 5 per cent.“The amount of construction work currently being undertaken in Queensland remains positive with residential work still growing although non-residential fell for the year,’’ the report said.There are currently 85 cranes around Brisbane with new cranes installed at Mary Lane in Mary Street and The Wellington in East Brisbane.On the Gold Coast crane numbers were up 4 per cent. to 31.
At the resumption of the second innings, Uganda began on a flying start with 42 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in 12 overs. The Junior Yellow Greens however rose to the occasion with unmatched bowling attack.The team came to full swing when Taiwo Mohamed, Danladi Isaac and Abolarin Rasheed tore into the hearts of the Ugandan bating line up and shattered them into fragments of too many piece to put together.Uganda could only manage a total of 80 runs all out in 25.1 oversMohamed Taiwo was named Man of the Match with a heroic statistics of 4 wickets for 26 runs in 8.1 overs.Nigeria won by 30 runs and goes straight to the top of the table with one hand firmly on the trophy.Nigeria faces Tanzania today in what is regarded as formality match; as Tanzania is at the bottom of the log having lost all three matches in the series so far.Should Nigeria win against Tanzania only Sierra Leone, who has also managed one win (against Tanzania) so far will be standing between the Nigerian team and the World Cup ticket on Saturday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s Under-19 national team, the ‘Junior Green Yellow’, has set one foot at the World Cup after upsetting tournament favourites, Uganda yesterday with 30 runs, to remain the only unbeaten team at the African Qualifiers in Windhoek, Namibia.Though Nigeria struggled in the opening stage of the game as the Junior Green Yellow lost 4 wickets in the opening 15 overs with just 14 runs on the board, Nigerian Captain, Sylvester Okpe and Samuel Mba partnership however secured a life saving 54 runs that eventually raised the tally to 110 before running all out at 48 overs.In all, Samuel Mba totalled a priceless 56 runs off 135 balls, supported by Sylvester Okpe with 26 runs as the best performer with the bat for Nigeria.
Qatar Airways B777 www.qatarairways.comQatar Airways adds Sydney to rapidly growing network Qatar Airwaysbook and fly here Source = Qatar Airways DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has announced its highly anticipated daily direct services from Doha to Sydney starting from 1st March 2016, the third Australian city in the Qatar Airways network. Currently, the Doha-based carrier operates daily non-stop flights to Melbourne and Perth with a total of 14 services each week.Australia, with its stunning landscape of idyllic beaches and famous interior, along with its rich history and culture, draws millions of visitors each year. The most populous city of Sydney, with its ocean-side location, sandy beaches, and iconic attractions like the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge is one of Australia’s and the world’s top business and tourist destinations, and Sydney will undoubtedly be a popular addition to Qatar Airways’ rapidly growing network.Qatar Airways Group Chief ExecutiveHis Excellency Mr. Akbar Al BakerQatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to debut our daily Sydney flights next March. The expansion of our Australia services will undoubtedly boost and strengthen the trade and commercial links that exist between Qatar and Australia, setting the stage for even more robust partnership opportunities in the near future. We look forward to carrying more travellers to and from Australia across our extensive global network and providing them with another world-class experience both on board and on the ground at the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha.”The evening departure timings in both directions provide convenient travel times for passengers, and enhance connectivity to attractive business and leisure destinations across Qatar Airways ever-expanding global network.“We’re looking forward to welcoming Qatar Airways to Sydney Airport. As Skytrax’s 2015 Airline of the Year, Qatar Airways will provide passengers with a quality product and greater connectivity to destinations around the world,” said Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kerrie Mather.“The new daily service will significantly boost inbound tourism to New South Wales (NSW), as well as create an estimated 3,000 jobs, including 2,500 in NSW, and contribute over $240 million to the Australian economy. Qatar Airways’ service will also provide greater air cargo access to the Middle East and the growing Qatar market, which is great for NSW exports.”The Doha-Sydney daily flights will be operated by the Boeing 777-300 aircraft which offers Qatar Airways’ award-winning in-flight hospitality and luxurious comfort across both cabins.The national airline of the State of Qatar was named the world’s best carrier at the 2015 Skytrax Awards earlier in June, marking the third time the airline has won this coveted accolade. Most recently, the airline was also awarded the ‘Best for Business’ award and named runner-up as the readers’ choice for ‘Leisure Long-haul Travel’ by one of the world’s leading travel publications, Condé Nast Traveller.www.qatarairways.comPassengers travelling with Qatar Airways to and from Sydney in Business Class on board the Boeing 777 can enjoy one of the most comfortable fully-flat beds in the sky with 78 inches of seat pitch. In addition, the on-demand à la carte menu service allows Business Class passengers to order anything from the menu at any time during the flight. The aircraft also features the state-of the-art Oryx One entertainment system, with more than 2,000 entertainment options on individual screens in all classes.When flying with Qatar Airways, passengers can look forward to a convenient and seamless one-stop transfer at the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport (HIA), home of Qatar Airways. The airport houses one of the world’s largest and most luxurious Business Class lounges – the Al Mourjan Business Lounge, and also has over 40,000 square metres of retail space and restaurants that includes a selection of more than 70 retail and 30 food and beverage outlets.HIA also has a fully accessible spa for all passengers with a minimal entrance fee that includes access to the following facilities: a swimming pool, squash courts, sauna and steam rooms.One of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Qatar Airways has experienced rapid growth in just 18 years of operation. Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 166 aircraft flying to 152 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.Daily flights between Doha and Sydney from 1 March 2016 (all times local)Depart Doha QR908 at 20:10, arrive Sydney at 18:05 (next day)Depart Sydney QR909 at 22:20, arrive Doha at 05:05 (next day)About Qatar Airways:Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 166 aircraft flying to 152 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.Qatar Airways recently launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board WiFi and GSM service.Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s fifth largest cargo carrier, serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 166 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes six Airbus 330, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.