Category: Australian News

HarLene: The Hindi-urban singing sensation!

Bring together an Indian-Australian singer, an Indian-British urban producer, and a South African-American rapper and the result is a potent bass-heavy, club-ready, mega hit called ?IMA 10?. The brand new single ?IMA 10? is the collaborative effort of the amazingly talented Hindi/Punjabi/Urban singer HarLene, super-producer Shayal, and powerhouse artist Afika Nx. The three have not only crafted a bass-heavy, club-ready, mega hit but have, in fact, manufactured an entirely new genre of music. Full Video of ?IMA 10?: ?IMA 10? is the creative effort of one of the UK?s leading producers Shayal, whose credits include the hit single ?Baby? featuring Ginuwine. He has also worked with Jagged Edge and created the official remix of the superhit ?Down? for Jay Sean. Shayal says of the collaboration: ?Really the goal was to fill in the gaps in the Asian market. My experience in Asian-urban music gave me a good idea of what the market needed, and what the future of Asian music is.? With a humble chuckle he adds, ?I couldn?t have asked for a better studio session.? One listen of ?IMA 10? will reveal exactly where Shayal?s satisfaction comes from. HarLene?s velvety timbre flows so effortlessly and beautifully over the booming kick and crisp snares of the dance-ready beat that one almost doesn?t even notice that the singer is bilingual. After being mesmerized by the devastatingly catchy hook, Afika...

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Crime rates fall again for the 10th consecutive year

The Queensland Police Service has today released its 2010/11 Statistical Review which shows the rate of crime in Queensland has continued to decrease. Police Minister Neil Roberts said the overall rate of crime in Queensland had decreased three per cent between 2009/10 and 2010/11. ?The rate of offences against the person state-wide decreased six per cent between 2009/10 and 2010/11 while the rate of property offences increased four per cent over the same time period,? Mr Roberts said. ?As with previous years the Statistical Review reveals fluctuations in the rates of crime by region, district and category year-on-year. ?However, the real story about crime rates is revealed by crime rate trends over time. ?In the 11 years from 2000/1 to 2010/11, the overall rate of crime decreased 30 per cent. ?Over the same time period the rate of offences against the person has decreased 25 per cent while the rate of property offences has decreased 46 per cent. ?I pay tribute to the professionalism and commitment of officers and staff of the Queensland Police Service for their efforts in achieving these results and particularly acknowledge Commissioner Bob Atkinson for his leadership during this period of crime rate reduction.? Queensland Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson said the latest figures were the result of police officers across Queensland working hard in partnership with communities to minimise crime in the state. ?Working in...

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Rosewood residents requested to restrict water usage

Queensland Urban Utilities has advised customers in the Rosewood area that they are still experiencing a leak in the water supply system causing a drop in the water level in the Upper John Street Reservoir at Rosewood, west of Brisbane. As a result around 230 properties in the suburbs of Rosewood, Lanefield, Ashwell and Tallegalla which may be experiencing low water pressure or dirty water. However it is still safe to drink. The water supply body is also requesting customers in this area to restrict water usage to essential use only until the issue has been resolved and full supply has been restored to the area. Queensland Urban Utilities has a crew on site continuing investigations to find the leak. To assist with restoring water supply to the area water tankers are on-site supplying water to the reservoir. Bottled water is being distributed to affected residents. Queensland Urban Utilities is working to restore water supply to the area as quickly as...

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Turtle season begins with celebrations at South Bank

As season?s first loggerhead turtles come ashore to lay their eggs, Tourism Queensland will stage an interactive turtle promotion in Brisbane this Sunday to encourage more families to visit the Bundaberg region. The free event is being held at South Bank?s Riverside Green from 10am-2pm this Sunday, November 13, as part of TQ?s $200,000 turtle marketing campaign promoting Bundaberg?s famous Mon Repos. Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jan Jarratt said South Bank would literally come alive with a variety of free family activities and a chance for the littlies to get up and close with real-life turtles. ?Children will see these animals that nest along the Queensland coast and speak with Geckoes Wildlife rangers, enjoy a turtle puppet show and take away some turtle giveaways,? Ms Jarratt said. ?There is even a holiday prize up for grabs including return rail fares, two night?s accommodation and family pass to Mon Repos turtle encounter on the Bundaberg coast.? ?Children will see these animals that nest along the Queensland coast and speak with Geckoes Wildlife rangers, enjoy a turtle puppet show and take away some turtle giveaways,? Ms Jarratt said. Ms Jarratt said each year, from November to January, visitors can witness the turtles nesting and then, from January to March, see hatchlings make their way to the water. ?The marketing campaign, which also includes billboard, print and online promotions, is an...

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