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2008-06-27 09:03:03

Caltex Australia has completed a major capacity upgrade to its Banksmeadow fuel distribution terminal in the state of New South Wales, in a bid to offer Bio E10 Unleaded petrol with 10% ethanol at more of its service stations in Sydney and other surrounding regions. The company has said that over 120 of its service stations in New South Wales (NSW), and 220 of its outlets across Australia currently offer Bio E10 Unleaded. With the upgraded terminal facilities, Caltex will be able to offer...

2006-08-17 04:25:24

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Passengers were evacuated from Pacific Blue flight after it landed in Sydney from Fiji on Thursday because a threat had been made against the aircraft, Sydney Airport officials said. "The plane has been parked away from the terminal. Passengers and crew have been evacuated," Sydney Airport spokesman Peter Vickary said. He said police were investigating the incident but no further details, including the nature of the threat, were available.

2005-12-17 23:26:01

By Jim Regan SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police stepped up security around Sydney's beaches on Sunday, fearing fresh racial violence after officers manning road-blocks found knives in cars, and hate messages circulated by mobile phone. Police patrolled beaches on horseback and set up checkpoints around some of the city's favorite summer playgrounds, including Bondi Beach, where a peaceful holiday mood was edged by fears of fresh violence between whites and ethnic Lebanese. "I...

2005-12-17 20:49:40

By Jim Regan SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police stepped up security around Sydney's beaches on Sunday, fearing another eruption of racial violence after road-blocks found cars carrying knives, while hate messages circulated by mobile phone. Police patrolled beaches on horse-back and set up checkpoints around some of the city's favorite summer playgrounds, including Bondi Beach, where the holiday mood was infused by fears of fresh violence between whites and ethnic Lebanese. "I...

2005-12-16 02:25:02

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians were warned on Friday to stay away from beaches in three cities this weekend with police saying they have credible evidence that racial violence was being planned. Police urged people to avoid Cronulla Beach in Sydney's south, where racial violence first flared last Sunday, as well as eastern suburbs beaches which include Maroubra and Bondi, and beaches in regional coastal cities Wollongong and Newcastle. "Our latest intelligence...

2005-12-11 10:57:16

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Racial tension erupted into violence on a Sydney beach on Sunday when around 5,000 people, some yelling racist chants, attacked youths of a Middle Eastern background, saying they were defending their stretch of beach. Thousands of local surfers and beachgoers gathered at Cronulla Beach after two young lifesavers were attacked last Sunday by a group of young men from Sydney's western suburbs. Drunken youths chased and attacked Australians of Middle...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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