Hurricane deployments stretch US military thin

Hurricane deployments stretch US military thin

Due to security concerns, officials refused to discuss specific changes in deployment timelines or the units involved, but sketched out how they could impact overseas deployments into 2018. Defense Secretary James Mattis spoke about the challenge publicly for the first time Tuesday, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the military will stay in Puerto Rico as long as needed: “We are ready to go even to the point that it’s going to impact the deployments, perhaps, of some of these troops overseas next year because we’ve interrupted their…

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Chinese developers 'walking away' from Australian projects

Chinese developers 'walking away' from Australian projects

Updated October 04, 2017 20:20:21 A landmark Sydney property at Circular Quay, bought by Chinese commercial property giant Dalian Wanda Group, is now flanked by blank hoardings. At one point they proudly displayed signs of the company’s vision for its One Sydney project — a billion-dollar development consisting of two massive towers. J Capital research managing partner Tim Murray said the party is now over for such China-backed megaprojects. “Chinese developers that have been overpaying for properties in Australia are now struggling to find the finance to closing those deals…

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Veteran unemployment rates higher than national average: report

Veteran unemployment rates higher than national average: report

Updated October 05, 2017 10:16:32 Pre-conceived notions about former Australian Defence Force personnel are making it tough for veterans to find a job. Key points: Report found veteran unemployment rate 5 times higher than national average Program involves mentoring veterans and training them up for jobs Veterans say employers often have misconceptions about employing former soldiers About 30 per cent of veterans are unemployed, according to WithYouWithMe, a company that matches veterans’ skills with new careers. The company hosted the careers expo in Sydney, where about 25 businesses were on…

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Boys get schooled by Sophie Monk

Boys get schooled by Sophie Monk

EXCLUSIVE: Bachelorette Sophie Monk may have eight men smitten enough to wear high-socks — if it means a shot at winning her heart — but she hasn’t always been so popular with the boys. In tonight’s episode, Monk takes her suitors back to school, saving a seat in the backrow for favourite-to-win millionaire publican, Stu Laundy. But hopefully Monk’s fictional schoolyard dating pans out better than it did during her real teenage years. Monk, 37, told News Corp she was “not at all” popular with her male peers, while attending…

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Cafe owner in visa nightmare

Cafe owner in visa nightmare

A WEST Perth cafe owner has been told he will be deported, after being caught in a bureaucratic mix-up. Paul Henwood, who owns Crema Cafe, moved to Perth from London two years ago with his wife Emily on a sponsored working visa. The couple bought the Hay Street cafe for $800,000 in 2015 and employ seven staff. Two years on, Mr Henwood, 54, went to apply for permanent residency and learnt he needed to resubmit a lot of paperwork. He sent the documents to Adelaide, as instructed, but he did…

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