Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ascot Racecourse To Be Converted

AscotThe heritage –listed lands near Perth’s Ascot racecourse is being considered to be bought by the private sector in order to develop it into a 2.2 hectare parcel of land. Rumours suggest that the government allotted nearly 50 million dollars to encourage research to determine and assess what could be done with regard to that land. The site which is situated on the prime area near the riverside also proudly holds heritage buildings entirely made out of bricks.

00147047 - 250x250However sources suggest that the coming of any new project would mean that a minimum level of maintenance would take place leading to some of the stacks to be restored .the residents are enthusiastic about the new decision and hope to see the site well maintained and preserved in the future.The representatives of the state released his statement mentioning that the study would critically examine the possibilities and future of the heritage land, analysing whether it could become retail, commercial and residential development. He also added that the site is an important constituent of the country’s heritage apart from the fact that it is primarily located. Even though they are repurposing the site, the government would stress on the importance of preserving the smoke stacks and the brick buildings. It is also evident that the state is encouraging and is keen on getting the private sector to be involved in this scenario and they are estimating the research team to complete its work and to have made some remarkable progress by mid 2016.

Just A Week Of Bearded Seals

bearded-seal_1599259iBearded seals are known to be the biggest providers of protein, it is estimated that one big seal is worth enough meat which would sustain a large family throughout one winter. Native Alaskans motor through the ice lakes every year during the months of June and July to hunt for seals who are usually found on the icy rafting areas.
gronlandsselHowever this year the ice had already melted because of which the seals migrated to further northern regions. The season of seals lasted less than 7 days which has been the least in the history of Alaska. The locals are alarmed by this change of the weather and claim that they have never experienced anything close to this before. They are saying that there is a trend of ice getting rotten each year.
The local residents also worry thinking over the fact that, as the season is becoming increasingly unpredictable, there would soon be a time where their children and grandchildren would be aliens to seal hunting and would not know and participate in the festivities related to the age old practise.
Many reports also suggest on how the patterns of many species have changed, like that of caribou migration. 2014, winter has been warmest which was ever measured through Alaska and this year, predictions are even worse. The local residents mention that it was raining continuously for every night consecutively for a week which made the warm water to seep through the ice and made it rot.