Archive for: January, 2011

Operation Triton Storm Commences, as the Australian Navy Heads South Off East Coast

Australian Navy Training Excercises

Sydney, NSW, Australia ( January 31, 2011 Five ships with approximately 600 sailors and officers participating departed Sydney Harbour this morning to commence Navy’s latest training program, Exercise Triton Storm. The three frigates and two mine hunters will conduct live firings, seamanship exercises, boarding training as well as anti-aircraft exercises and mine hunting off the […]

Confidence Improves and the Trend is Up for Venture Capitalists’ in Silicon Valley

Venture Capitalists

San Francisco, CA ( January 29, 2011 The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index® for the fourth quarter of 2010, based on a December 2011 survey of 35 San Francisco Bay Area venture capitalists, registered 3.75 on a 5-point scale (with 5 indicating high confidence and 1 indicating low confidence.) This quarter’s index edged up […]

Vancouver Based Tech Start-Up ‘Iolite Technologies’ Developer of Social Communications Platform Secures $400k Initial Seed Funding

Social Communications Platform

( January 28, 2011 Iolite Technologies Corporation, a Vancouver based tech start-up, announced today the acquisition of $ 400,000.00 in seed funding. The investment will allow Iolite to significantly increase the development of its social communications platform, as well as its ancillary geolocation service offerings. “This is an exciting opportunity for Iolite and its investors. […]

The Bumper Block Company of New York Forges New Front & Rear Bumper Guards Specially Designed for NYC Parking Garages

Bumper Guards

New York, NY ( January 28, 2011 The Bumper Blocker Company, a NY-based company specializing in rear bumper protection, has announced a unique front and rear bumper guard specially designed for NYC parking garages. The necessity for front and rear bumper protectors in parking garages is the result of experience in the parking garage industry […]

Baseball America ‘Prospect Handbook’ Ranks Kansas City Royals’ Minor League Talent as Best in the Game Right Now

Prospect Handbook

Durham, NC ( January 28, 2011 Baseball America, one of the nation’s leading baseball media companies, is pleased to announce the release of the 10th Anniversary edition of the Prospect Handbook. The 2011 Baseball America Prospect Handbook gives you 900 scouting reports—ranking the top 30 players from each organization—with career statistics and complete breakdowns of […]

Peter Garrett Congratulates Jessica Watson on Being Named the Young Australian of the Year for 2011

Young Australian of the Year for 2011

Canberra, Australia ( January 28, 2011 The Minister for Youth, Peter Garrett has congratulated Jessica Watson on being named the Young Australian of the Year for 2011. At the age of 16 Jessica achieved her dream of sailing solo, unassisted, non-stop around the world. She overcame barriers including lack of funding and her own fears […]

GST Laws for Australian Residential Property to be Amended After Federal Court Ruling

GST Laws for Residential Property

Canberra, Australia ( January 28, 2011 The Commonwealth Government has moved quickly to clarify how residential property is treated under the GST, following a Full Federal Court decision last year that found GST was not payable on the full value added to premises by developers in some circumstances. The Assistant Treasurer, Bill Shorten, announced today […]

ABS Latest Data Shows That 10% of Australian Employees Earn Over $1856 PER Week

Australian Employees

Canberra, Australia ( January 28, 2011 In May 2010, a quarter of all employees earned less than $528 per week, with another quarter earning more than $1,304, according to results from the Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The survey also showed that ten percent of […]

Performance Data for Individual Australian Superannuation Funds Broken Down Over a 7 Year Period by APRA

Superannuation Funds

Canberra, Australia ( January 28, 2011 The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released performance data for individual superannuation funds, covering the seven-year period from 2004 to 2010. The performance data are for APRA-regulated funds — with the exception of small APRA funds, single-member approved deposit funds, exempt public sector superannuation schemes and pooled superannuation […]

New Australian Consumer Laws State Defective Retail Items can be Returned for Repair, Replacement and or Refund

Defective Retail Items

Canberra, Australia ( January 27, 2011 When it comes to getting a store to deal with a defective sale item, don’t take ‘no’ for an answer, said Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury. “Consumers should be aware that they can have defective sale items repaired, replaced or refunded under the new Australian Consumer Law […]

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