Wright and Wilson were reportedly still in Jakarta and would immediately head to Palu to join the rescue team. The rescue operation will start when the two arrive.In his Instagram post on Sunday, however, Wright was seen walking along the river bank upon arriving in Palu on his first day. He said in the post that he would fly to Jakarta on Monday to meet and coordinate with Indonesian officials. The crocodile was regularly spotted swimming in the water connecting the Palu River to Palu Bay. Officials and conservationists previously tried but failed to catch it.Locals believe the crocodile was frightened off because every time there was a rescue attempt, dozens of curious Palu residents swarmed around the river to watch the process.In 2018, M. Panji, better known as “Panji the Adventurer,” an animal handler and tamer who is known from his stint on the Adventures of Panji national television show, attempted to catch the crocodile but failed.In January, Central Sulawesi Governor Longki Djanggola warned the agency to immediately rescue the crocodile because the motorcycle tire had been stuck in the crocodile’s neck for too long and might endanger its life.“I am surprised. I have repeatedly told [the agency] to rescue the crocodile, but the instruction seems to have been ignored. This time I emphasize that we must act immediately or I will act myself,” said Longki.Following that order, the agency held a contest for anyone who was willing to catch the crocodile, promising a prize as a reward, as a result of its limited resources.The contest, however, was later canceled after the agency failed to gain a positive response, so it prepared a special team with the assistance of the Environment and Forestry Ministry.Read also: See you later, alligator: Crocodile rescue contest in Palu cancelled as no takers emergeBKSDA Central Sulawesi then coordinated with a number of parties volunteering to join the rescue team, including crocodile observers Wright and Wilson.The team includes members from the police and it has installed nets at several points in the Palu River in the past week, which have so far failed to capture the crocodile.”We might be able to capture the crocodile if people do not gather around to watch it, because it might make the crocodile afraid to come to the surface,” said Haruna. (syk)Topics : Australian presenter Matthew Nicolas Wright together with his fellow crocodile observer Chris Wilson have officially joined the Central Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Central Sulawesi) to assist in the rescue of a wild crocodile that has had a motorcycle tire stuck around its neck for years in the Palu River.The participation of the two Australians is based on a decree issued by the Environment and Forestry Ministry on Monday to BKSDA Central Sulawesi, into whose operational control the crocodile rescue team has been entrusted.“After consulting with the ministry’s biodiversity conservation directorate general, both of them were allowed to immediately join the rescue team,” Haruna, a BKSDA Central Sulawesi official, told reporters on Monday. While waiting for Wright, Haruna said the team was preparing all the necessities including equipment and the most appropriate strategy to catch the crocodile and release the tire from its neck.The 4-meter-long reptile was first seen swimming with the tire around its neck in 2016.
This is how 28 Loch Street, West End, looked when the couple bought it in March 2017.It was the location that first won over Danny Ngo and Tina Tran when they viewed 28 Loch Street, West End in 2017.Mr Ngo said it had good bones, with high ceilings, timber floors, VJ walls and plenty of period features. “It was a big project for us,” Mr Ngo said. “It was the location that we really wanted because my son was starting at Brisbane State High and that location is so nice and quiet and close to everything.” The front of 28 Loch Street, West End, after the renovation which has taken almost three years to perfect. A haven for outdoor entertainers.As they had never taken on a renovation of this size and scale before, the family hired architect Jeff Collins of JT Collins Architects, to ensure they could achieve exactly what they wanted with the project.“We were thinking we would do a small renovation and then move in,” Mr Ngo said.But the job became bigger than expected and although work started in late 2017, the renovation has only recently been completed with no part of the home left untouched. A third level was added out the back of the property. The new extension can be a stand-alone home, making it a dual living property.It started life as a two-level, four-bedroom house, although Mr Ngo said two of those bedrooms were too small to be used for that purpose. It has been transformed into a six-bedroom, five-bathroom, three-level home.“We pretty much only kept the old front half of the house and we demolished the back and built another level there, so it became three levels,” Mr Ngo said. Old elements were maintained at the front of the home. All modern grays in a new bathroom.“We have only just finished it. We were living in it a little bit, staying there every weekend, but our circumstances have now changed, which is why we are selling.”Mr Ngo said because it was renovated to be their permanent home, only the best finishes were used throughout, which is also why it exceeded their original budget.“In the beginning, I was trying to keep the budget low, something like about $600,000 but it cost a lot more,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago Before renovation the living zone was spacious but dated. The freshened up living zone.“My favourite part of the home is around the kitchen and the deck; it is the most relaxed place when I sit there.”The lower level of the home can be used as a private two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence as it has a kitchen and laundry as well as an entertaining area.The middle level of the home is the renovated original part of the house. This has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is also an open plan living, dining and kitchen area plus a walk-in pantry, main laundry and extra powder room. MORE: Ten quirkiest houses in Queensland Phone bidder throws curve ball at auction Regional property the surprising winner out of COVID-19 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Both of the bedrooms on this level have direct access to the front deck.The upper level of the house has a parents’ retreat in addition to two bedrooms and a full bathroom as well as a deck.The house will be auctioned on Saturday, September 26, at 11.30am through David Sullivan of One Percent Property Sales. LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS
Roland Davies, a former InProfile Daily news reporter who served more than eight years of his life, time and devotion to what he loved doing, passed away from kidney failure on Friday May, 20, 2016. Roland’s passion for journalism was high, an aspiration (desire) that not only brought him into the field, but sustained him and his one-year old son, the pride of his life and existence. Roland was my best friend. Whenever I was called on a beat, he was the first on my list to call as an “extra hand.” And never once did he refuse to be by my side. He was hungry for information, news and later on became used to the small pocket change he had learned how to accumulate in the field of journalism.Roland suffered for quite a bit since 2014. He was sick off and on. At times, he would call me and complain that his stomach was hurting, and about depression. He fell into a state of worry because of his health and psychologically, this took its toll on the young man.“I’m sick again, oh. I don’t know what is bothering me,” he would often say. Roland had been with his mother in Sinkor almost one month prior to his death. He fell ill three weeks before and asked his job for time off to look after his health.According to his uncle, David, who was the one who tried so hard to save his nephew’s life, before Roland passed away, the family had become confused because no matter what drugs they gave him, nothing seemed to stop the problem.“He was dying, so we just started giving him any and everything. He took a lot of country medicine. They took an X-ray of his stomach before his death and it showed that his kidney was damaged,” he said.When asked if the medicine could have been the cause of Roland’s kidney failure and death, his uncle replied, “maybe.”Meanwhile, I lost a good friend. The last time I saw Roland, he looked terribly weak and distant; but still, he had the readiness and attitude to work. We went to cover a couple of stories and almost every week he would call me and ask me why he couldn’t locate me afterwards.I was so caught up in my own busy life to realize he and I stopped seeing each other two to three weeks prior to his sickness worsening.“What you say? You promised that you would call me when you get into town,” was always the first question he would ask.Little did I know my best friend was afraid to tell me that he was sick and dying. But he wanted to say goodbye to me and that was the only way he thought he could get my attention.I admit that I became annoyed with his call. They were pouring in every day for the last three weeks of his life. When I would ask: “Why are you calling me so much?” He would answer: “I’m sick, just taking some country medicine until my family can take me to Bomi Hills for better treatment.”I shouted at him: “Roland, country medicine can kill! Why are you taking it? Go to the hospital, if you need anything, let me know, but don’t drink leaves,” I said angrily and hung up.Three days before he passed, he called me six times and I ended the call each time. Finally on the seventh ring, I answered.“What happened again?” I asked“I’m sick seriously, just wanted to say hi, see how you doing,” he said in a mellow tone.I didn’t know that my friend at the time was in pain and agony. According to David, by then, Roland was in unbearable pain and was begging his uncle to save him.“He asked me not to let him die and that the pain was too much. We rushed him to a taxi to carry him to Bomi Hills for help, but he was already almost gone by then. He passed right on his mother’s lap,” his uncle stated.Roland has since been buried. His family is urgently asking all of his friends and colleagues to please come together to have a memorial in the fallen reporter’s remembrance. In addition to his mother, Roland is survived by a one year old son, who he asked many of his friends before his passing to please look after.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)