HMAS Success makes last overseas visit before retiring


first_img Share this article Photo: HMAS Success conducts a replenishment at sea approach exercise with KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai after a port visit to Makassar in Indonesia. Photo: Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Success View post tag: RAN Royal Australian Navy oiler HMAS Success conducted its last foreign port visit before retiring after 33 years of service.Success visited Makassar in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, in what was also the final port visit by the Indo-Pacific 2019 (IPE19) joint task group, which included HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle.The ship’s commanding officer, Captain Darren Grogan, said the visit was important.“Indonesia is a vital partner for us; we are close friends and neighbors and share the world’s longest maritime boundary,” Captain Grogan said.“Our defense relationship is a longstanding one focused on a wide variety of security-related matters like counter terrorism, maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and peacekeeping.“This was a successful port visit for us and the IPE19 Joint Task Force, but this is the last time this hardworking, proud and professional Navy ship will get to see foreign shores.”Success will stop in Cairns and Brisbane on the way to Sydney for her decommissioning at the end of next month.last_img read more

PREMIUMMinistry demands Jakarta revise LRT plan to avoid overlap with MRT


first_imgGoogle Topics : Log in with your social account Facebook The government has told the Jakarta administration to revise its plans for the east-west line of the light rapid transit (LRT), saying the route, as currently planned, overlapped with that of the MRT.The revision, the government said, should make the LRT a supporting system for the MRT as the backbone of public transportation in the city. Thus, LRT passengers could continue their trips using the MRT and vice versa.The Jakarta administration planned to construct the second line of the LRT Jakarta from Kebayoran Lama in South Jakarta to Pulogadung in East Jakarta, a stretch of 19.7 kilometers.The fully elevated corridor would serve Perintis Kemerdekaan in East Jakarta, Suprapto, Senen, Tugu Tani, Kebon Sirih, Sarinah and Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta as well as KS Tubun in West Jakarta.At the end of 2019, however, the central government through the Transportation Ministry … Forgot Password ? Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here LRT-Jakarta MRT-Jakarta Transportation public-transportation rail-project railway Greater-Jakarta traffic commuterslast_img read more

Younis ruled out of first Test


first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – Younis Khan has been ruled out of Pakistan’s first Test against West Indies, with doctors advising 10 days of rest for him to regain his strength after recovering from a bout of dengue fever.“Younis has informed chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq that he won’t be able to play the first Test,” a PCB spokesperson told ESPNcricinfo. “The selectors are yet to announce the squad, but it is confirmed that Younis will not take part in the opening game in Dubai. He asked for rest to be fully fit before his national selection since he has recently recovered from dengue.”Last month, the 38-year-old Younis contracted a high fever that was later diagnosed as the mosquito-borne disease dengue, for which he was treated in a Karachi hospital. This forced him to miss the first round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Pakistan’s premier first-class tournament. Doctors have advised Younis to extend his rest for another 10 days. He is expected to be available for the second Test in Abu Dhabi.Younis last missed a Test match in May 2011 – also against West Indies, coincidentally, in St Kitts – and has since featured in 41 successive matches, scoring 3839 runs in that period, at an average of 59.06. He is now Pakistan’s leading run-getter in Tests with 9 456 runs at 53.72, and in his last appearance scored 218 against England at The Oval.Pakistan will begin their three-match Test series with a pink-ball, day-night match at the Dubai International Stadium from October 13. The second Test begins on October 21 in Abu Dhabi, and the third in Sharjah on October 30.last_img read more