Navy Drug Screening Laboratory (NDSL), San Diego held a change of command ceremony, Sept. 5. View post tag: USS Midway Museum View post tag: Navy NDSL Changes Command aboard USS Midway Museum View post tag: Command View post tag: americas September 10, 2014 Authorities Share this article Lt. Cmdr. Matthew H. Jamerson relieved Capt. Lisa K. Kennemur as commanding officer. More than 100 Navy personnel, civilian staff, friends and family members gathered on board the USS Midway Museum for the ceremony.Capt. Scott R. Jonson, commanding officer of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, served as the guest speaker. Jonson spoke about the accomplishments of Kennemur during her time as the NDSL commanding officer, and recognized the remarkable performance of the staff and leadership of NDSL San Diego over the past two years.“During Capt. Kennemur’s watch, the San Diego Navy Drug Screening Lab tested and reported results over 1.6 million specimens and supported over 200 legal proceedings with expert witness testimonies,” said Jonson. “Her efforts ensured Navy and Marine Corps commanders had timely and legally defensible results to take action against Service members who tested positive for illicit drug use.”During her remarks, Kennemur, whose promotion ceremony was one day prior to this ceremony, acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the NDSL San Diego staff.Kennemur was appointed by the Navy’s Surgeon General to serve as the next Radiation Health Specialty Leader at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery located in Falls Church, Virginia. Kennemur is the first female officer to be appointed to this leadership role in the Radiation Health Community’s 67 year history.The incoming commanding officer, Jamerson, was approved by the Navy’s surgeon general to fleet-up from his position as executive officer, NDSL San Diego.[mappress]Press Release, September 10, 2014; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today NDSL Changes Command aboard USS Midway Museum View post tag: NDSL View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: changes
Gold Coast property markets are continuing to rise.HOMEOWNERS are getting more for the sale of their Gold Coast properties than they were a year ago as house and unit values continue to climb.A new CoreLogic report shows the Glitter Strip recorded the second highest property value growth across regional Queensland in the last financial year.The Sunshine Coast was the most solid performer, recording the biggest jump in median house prices at 6.9 per cent to $605,771 followed by the Gold Coast at 4.8 per cent to $642,243, then Wide Bay (2.2 per cent) and Cairns (2 per cent).In the unit market, the Sunshine Coast once again enjoyed the strongest increase in median values at 4.6 per cent to $425,249 followed closely by the Gold Coast at 4 per cent to $415,971 and Wide Bay at 0.6 per cent.CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said coastal and tourism markets in Queensland were the areas performing reasonably well.“Generally speaking, in terms of the regional areas overall, they are the strongest performers, the coastal and lifestyle markets,” he said.“Where as the markets linked to the mining and resources sector probably aren’t as bad as they were in terms of the housing market performance but they are still not really bouncing back yet.’’NEW ERA FOR GOLD COAST APARTMENT MARKETThe report found the only region in Queensland to see an increase in transaction numbers during the year to May 2018 was the Wide Bay region, where sales levels increased by 5.4 per cent.The number of homes selling on the Gold Coast has fallen 12 per cent compared to last year while current sales volumes were 8 per cent lower than the region’s five year average.REIQ director John Newlands said stricter lending criteria with banks was partly to blame for the drop in the number of sales.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It may have some sort of impact on it but the winter months are always a slow time of year as well,” he said.However, on the ground, he said the market was performing well and believed sales would pick.TOP SALES ON GOLD COAST“I think one of the biggest drivers now for the Gold Coast is that the population will continue to grow,” he said.Ray White Broadbeach – Mermaid Waters principal Mitch Palmer attributed the drop in sales to the fact that there were less “opportunistic sellers” listing their properties on the market.“When the market is very strong and in a booming stage … you get those opportunistic sellers,” he said.“Now that it’s returning more to a balanced rate, it’s the lifestyle factors that are influencing (moves).”Those factors included growing families and moving to a different job or school.
CALVIN Ming continued his dominance this weekend in Mexico, producing three podium finishes and extending his lead in the FIA NACAM F4 Champioships.After the fire last weekend, Ming’s RAM racing car was stripped, rebuilt and tested during Friday’s practice before Saturday qualifying where he put down a time of 48.702 time, pipping his competitor Moises de La Vara, who was .160 of a second off the paceHe returned later in the afternoon to race from flag to flag, finishing 3.2 seconds ahead of the second-placed team RPL motorsport duo of Jose Sierra and Luis Alfonso Perez respectively, producing consistent drives throughout.The race which lasted for just over 25 was run for 30 laps over the 1.8 kms course which features 13 turns, and mins.Race two had its own hiccups with fifth-placed starter Sierra finishing first with Ming, who started sixth finishing second and Santiago Lozano third.The race started in damp conditions with the cars utilising the ‘slick’ tyres and before midway through, most of the pack including the then front runners were forced to the pit as the rains came down.However Sierra and Ming opted to continue on the slicks and were rewarded with podium finishes.De La Vara took Race three ahead of Ming, with Alfonso Alvarez finishing third.Ming told Chronicle Sport, “another good weekend for me and team RAM racing in Mexico.One first and two second-place finishes only extends my run in the championship and I’m glad. Special thanks to my team who set up the car this weekend.”