Iranian Warships Enter Port Sudan

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Warships Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Iranian Warships Enter Port Sudan View post tag: Iranian The Iranian Navy’s warships have entered Port Sudan, reports the Fars News Agency citing the Navy.After passing through the strategic Strait of Bab el-Mandeb, Jamaran destroyer and logistical chopper carrier vessel, Bushehr, docked in Port Sudan, the Navy’s public relations office said.The fleet’s commanders and Sudanese Navy commanders have already had a meeting.Tehran’s ambassador to Khartoum also attended the meeting aimed at expanding bilateral military cooperation and announced that he will pay a visit to Iran in the near future.The ambassador thanked Sudan’s warm welcome to the Iranian fleet of warships, and described presence of the warships in Sudan as “an honor” for Iran.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 11, 2012; Image: Iran Military View post tag: News by topic View post tag: portcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Sudan December 11, 2012 View post tag: enters Iranian Warships Enter Port Sudan Share this articlelast_img read more

Van Gaal vows to walk away in 2017

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal will not break his promise to retire in 2017, even if he is offered a huge contract by a wealthy Qatari club. “I participated in the World Cup and the European Championship too. “The only wish was the Premier League. Now I am here. “Do I have to go to Qatar to earn still more money? I don’t think so. “You have to enjoy also your life and your relationship with your wife.” The only box Van Gaal is yet to tick on his to-do list is to win the Barclays Premier League. “I want to do that in (my) three years (at the club),” Van Gaal said. “If it is this year, then I am very happy. But I cannot say this year we shall be the champions. “We have to fight for it. That is the most important thing. Until the end we have to challenge for the number one. And maybe we are. “The long-term vision is to win the championship or an FA Cup or a Champions League.” One man who knows a thing or two about winning such competitions is Sir Alex Ferguson. United’s most successful manager has been giving Van Gaal advice during the second leg of the club’s tour of the United States in San Jose. Van Gaal insists he has no problem with Ferguson being around during the tour and welcomes his advice. “I don’t think (Ferguson’s presence adds pressure). I talk with him very many times,” Van Gaal said. “We eat together. He is sitting in the board, so he has to judge on me. I know that. But there is nobody in this world who can push me more than myself.” Van Gaal dismissed claims that he is breaking with United’s traditions by spending vast amounts of money on new players. The former Holland coach insists he is committed to the idea of bringing youth players through the ranks at Old Trafford. Arsene Wenger claimed recently there is “no patience” at United for developing players from within. When the Arsenal manager’s words were put to Van Gaal, he pointed out that United ended their 3-1 friendly win over Barcelona on Saturday with a team whose average age was 22. “Y ou have seen the players (on Saturday) in the second half? I think that’s very young,” he said. Van Gaal is enjoying his time in Manchester, but the 63-year-old has promised his wife Truus that this will be his last job in management and he intends to stick to his word. “I will give it (football) up (in 2017),” the United manager said. “I promised that to my wife. We have not many years together any more. That is the reason. “I have to admit I have said to her, when I met her and after our relationship seemed to be very good, that at 55 I shall quit. I am still working and next week I am 64.” There is another reason why Van Gaal is adamant he will walk away from the game that has consumed his life for the last 43 years. After experiencing success with the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Ajax, the Dutchman feels he has tested himself in the most challenging leagues in the world. Not even huge riches could persuade him to seek another contract at Old Trafford or elsewhere. “I have done everything in my career as a manager. I have been in the Netherlands, my home country, in Spain, which is a fantastic league, and Germany is also a fantastic league,” Van Gaal said. Van Gaal has been a big hit with United fans since he was appointed manager last summer. The Dutchman has restored an air of grandeur at the club since his arrival and after a successful first year in charge, United are now back in the Champions League. Press Associationlast_img read more

Toronto Blizzards continue winning ways

first_img… cart off Legends title at Toronto Cup 3By Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – Their opponents were the same. The city was different but the result remained the same. At June month-end, Toronto Blizzards defeated New York Hustlers by seven runs in a highly entertaining contest in the Legends Over-50 final, as part of the New York Softball Cricket League (NYSCL) annual Independence Cup, played at the Canarsie ground, Brooklyn, New York.MVP Jaimini Singh collects his MVP award.Last Sunday, Toronto Blizzards were again victorious, thrashing their opponents by 37 runs at the University of Toronto ground when the third edition of Toronto Cup, organised by the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) climaxed here.Boasting a lineup consisting of several former Guyana national players and one who previously represented Canada (Desmond Chumney) at the ICC World Cup, Toronto Blizzards lived up to their pre-tournament bidding, once again playing unbeaten on their way to claiming the top prize.Led by a brilliant 76 from opener and former Guyana batsman Jaimini Singh, who creamed six fours and cleared the ropes on four occasions, Toronto Blizzards were paced to 160 for five in their allotted 20 overs after being asked to take first strike.The Essequibian-born Singh dominated an opening stand of 56 with his skipper Shivnauth Seeram (15) and added a further 52 for the fourth wicket with Mohan Harihar whose contribution was 16 (one four and a six). Lalchand Shivraj weighed in with 18 towards the backend of the innings, hitting a four and a six.The victorious Toronto Blizzards team members pose with their winnings.Rajpaul was the best bowler for the visitors, bagging two for 24 while there was one wicket each for Qayaam Farrouq, Cedric Beaton and Eustace Dodson for 25, 26 and 29 runs respectively.New York Hustlers’ lone resistance came from veteran Ken Sanichar whose 42 was decorated with four sixes as wickets tumbled around him.Shivraj returned to claim three for 17. Terry Mathura, who had the unique distinction of being part of three championship teams in 2018, was also among the wickets with two for 16 while the wily Satrohan ‘Blade’ Balkarran claimed one for eight.Jaimini Singh was deservedly named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the final. He also took home the prize for scoring the most runs (196), Balkarran for the most wickets (eight) and also had the best bowling figures (three for six) in a match, copping prizes for both achievements. Singh was also the recipient of a gold chain, compliments of Gologistics and it was engraved by Trophy Stall.Toronto Blizzards winnings were US$3000, the highest among the three categories based on the number of teams who participated in the category. They also took home the Trophy Stall trophy while runners-up New York Hustlers received US$200 and the runners-up trophy. All the players collected medals.OMSCC president Azeem Khan, while praising all the teams for their participation in the three-day tournament, was delighted with the presence of Toronto’s deputy mayor Michael Thompson and councillor Jennifer McKelvie of Ward 25 – Scarborough Rouge who readily accepted the invitation from the league.Toronto Blizzards owe their formation to businessman Nasrudeen Baksh, an ardent enthusiast and supporter of the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC).last_img read more

Banks DIH commissions new vehicle workshop

first_img…aimed at providing 100 jobsA new vehicle workshop has been commissioned by Banks DIH (D’Aguiar’s Industries and Holdings) Limited on Saturday.The workshop, which is located at Caribanks, opposite Thirst Park, was launched in the company of Minister of State Joseph Harmon; Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson; along with representatives of the diplomatic corps.Speaking at the event, Minister Harmon explained that this initiative will aid in the in the development of the ties between Guyana and its Private Sector.“I’m happy to note that the majority of the Private Sector are out there, doing things and taking advantage of these glorious opportunities which now present themselves,” he stated.He further added that the investments in Guyana are increased with such projects. The introduction of this workshop is expected to provide employment for some 100 persons. As such, Harmon requested that jobs be given to young qualified Guyanese.Meanwhile, Marketing Director of Banks DIH, George Mc Donald, gave a brief insight on the project which took approximately two years to complete.“We expect to see optimised fleets of availability and the provision of the best possible building services and environmental control support in this location. This new facility has been given the task of providing technical support for our fleet of over 200 vehicles,” said Mc Donald.He added that this is “just the beginning” and Guyana will see much more in the future. Along with the new workshop, the facilities feature a power generation plant, a waste water treatment plant and a waste plastics facility which was created to engage in clean enterprises of manufacturing. The company is also considering investing further in the expansion of the facilities which has outgrown the large-scale manufacturing plant.last_img read more

Steph Curry with thoughtful response on his legacy and jealousy among his peers

first_imgOAKLAND – Stephen Curry pondered the inquiry. Then the Warriors’ star shrugged his shoulders.His teammate Andre Iguodala says he wants to win this championship partly to protect Curry’s legacy. Iguodala might be right, too, that Curry’s peers are jealous of his accomplishments. Yet, it sounds as if Iguodala cares more about protecting Curry’s legacy than Curry does.“Honestly, I don’t need anybody’s validation or … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/04/bang_b5beffac-70fa-475f-8268-287f2f821d69″]last_img read more

Steph Curry better than Russell Westbrook says Kevin Durant, who has played with both

first_imgOn things he didn’t like about Golden State and Oklahoma City.Recently he sat down with former Oklahoma City teammate Serge Ibaka. The occasion was an episode of Ibaka’s cooking show, “How Hungry Are … It appears that Kevin Durant has come to terms with his one-season injury-induced hiatus.If he can’t play, he can add to the National (Basketball Association) discourse.On how much better his time with the Warriors could have been.On how the Warriors are no longer spring chickens.last_img read more

How Will Instagram Influence the Filmmakers of Tomorrow?

first_imgIn this write-up, we’re going to discuss not only how Instagram has affected photography but also its current and future influence on cinematography.There have been countless articles over the past several years that have discussed the influence Instagram has had on photographers — particularly those who post for an online audience. The analyses suggest that the social media platform has influenced photographers to post photographs for social fanfare, rather than photographs that they find artistic and share-worthy.Of course, there are photographic structures that have been captured since the birth of photography, simply because of their majestic, unfading beauty. There are other compositions that, at first, may not seem like a wholly popular trope yet have dominated social media for the last few years — taking a photograph of a landscape through an open tent, for example. Does that sound familiar?Ironically, there’s an Instagram account called Insta Repeat that posts photo collages of popular tropes: the lone red barn, a silhouette of a person standing on the abandoned plane found at Sólheimasandur, a POV photo of someone’s feet hanging over a mountain, or a lone traveler languishing in the center of a waterfall.Until you see all these photographs collected together, it’s not that apparent how merged the collective nature of online photography has become. The thing is, all of these photographs are well shot, and they contain interesting compositions and beautiful color palette. There is a reason, after all, that these shots are imitated time and time again. As the account says, “I am not trying to make overt value judgments or pretend to be the arbiter of what is good art. I am making objective observations about what I see online. This account is supposed to be a parody.” And it’s an interesting observation to boot.Many photographers and creatives seem happy with the possible change to Instagram’s “like” feature, where a user can turn it off on their uploads. As such, an image is no longer grafted with the end notion of likes and popularity. Instead, you’re sharing your art because, well, you’re an artist.As the title suggests, how will we see this translated into cinematography?Typically, if there’s a professional cinematography trend, it’s not something that we see seep into productions for perhaps a year or two, unlike online cinematography trends that typically take over YouTube a month after they develop. I’ve previously covered that aspect here. Over the last few years, if there’s one trend that has become prevalent, it’s dark palettes in TV and film. Not story-wise but within the composition — muted colors, lighting with one light source, or just lacking contrast.Mr. Robot (via NBCUniversal Television Distribution.)Kathryn VanArendonk touched upon this in her article for Vulture:There’s a cohort of television shows that are way too dark. Not necessarily in terms of thematics or subject matter (although they often go hand in hand) — just visually so dark that it’s hard even to see the image. These are the kinds of shows that you try to watch on your fair-to-middling laptop screen, in the middle of the day, and find yourself straining to see what’s going on. Shows where, even on your giant flat-screen, you find yourself making sure all of your lights are off so that you can distinguish people’s bodies from one another.However, the stimulus for cinematography is not wholly linked to films and TV. Paintings, graphic novels, and (of course) photographs can provide inspiration. But how will Instagram affect the creators of tomorrow? At the moment, we’re at a societal phase where what is popular fuels inspiration, rather than what is technically appropriate. Let’s consider my own experience.My Instagram feed is primarily filled with cinematographers and directors. Not necessarily feature filmmakers, but those who mostly specialize in advertisement and music videos. It’s become a haven of inspiration. So, whenever I open the app, I’m not greeted with memes or influencers — rather, I see an influx of creativity. However, it would be something of a lie to say that the feed doesn’t feel familiar in tone and style. Despite following a wide variety of cinematographers, there’s certainly a distinctive trend in the stills I see.Likely, it’s something along the lines of blue hour, silhouetted subjects against a window, subjects solely lit by windows, a single light source, and a muted color palette. Also, let’s not forget a bit of yellow pushed into the highlights’ region.YOUNG FATHERS “Mr Martyr” by Salomon Ligthelm, DP Zack Spiger.Here’s the thing — I’m not knocking any of this. I love this style. Perhaps my Instagram feed is filled with this imagery because I tend to gravitate toward filmmakers who use it. But now, when I think about my next short film, I’m wondering how I’m going to infuse this style into the content. And that’s the problem. Am I dancing to this beat because it suits the story and drives the atmospheric tone? Or because the cinematographers on Instagram happen to have this style on their latest spot? Honestly, it’s probably the latter. Instantly, my content has become style over substance, and in reality, this atmospheric mood may be entirely wrong for the story. But it makes a great Instagram mood board!Going forward, it’ll be interesting to see if Instagram will affect cinematography in the same way that it’s affected photography, and if in a few years, everything looks indistinguishable.Looking for more information on social media video content? Check out these articles.A Cheat Sheet for Social Media Video Aspect RatiosHow Social Media Has Redefined the Aspect RatioCreate a Social Media Bumper and Lower Third for Your VideosWhat to Keep in Mind When Creating Facebook Video AdsCreate and Animate the Facebook UI in Adobe After Effectslast_img read more

Team Caguioa rules Ginebra 3-on-3 Camarines Sur leg

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The last two teams standing will move on to the semi-finals and the championship game, to be held on Sept. 3 at halftime of a Manila Classico Game (Barangay Ginebra San Miguel vs Hot Shots) at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sept. 3.The 2017 PBA Ginebra San Miguel 3-on-3 National Champion will take home P50,000 in cash prize, a trophy, and Ginebra products.For updates, check Ginebra San Miguel’s Facebook page @BarangayGinebra or visit the website www.ginebrasanmiguel.com.ph.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reality check hits Gilas ahead of Fiba Asia Cup Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Team Caguioa banked on the hot hands of Gawyn Fernandez to trip Team Slaughter, 15-13, and snare the title in the Camarines Sur leg of the 2017 PBA Ginebra San Miguel 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Calabanga last Friday.With the game tied at 13 with 11 seconds left, Fernandez drained the marginal two-pointer from the right corner to seal the victory and tow Team Caguioa to the National Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet The 6-foot-3 Fernandez , who topscored with nine points, was joined by Dan Michael Martin, Daniell Martin Uy, and Raphael Jude De Vera in Team Caguioa.Team Aguilar prevailed in Sariaya, Quezon, the previous week as Kenneth Mercado, Jervin Deduyo, Virgilio VJ Serios, and Junmark Silvarez routed Team Tenorio, 21-10, in the Finals at Computer Systems Technological College Gym.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTeam Caguioa and Team Aguilar hiked the National Finalists to 12, with four more regional tiffs set in La Union, Davao, Cebu, and Tacloban in August.Once the field of 16 “Ganado Sa Buhay” teams are complete, they will all move on to the knockout National Finals on Sept. 1, to be held at SM Megamall Activity Center. MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View commentslast_img read more

Former Deputy Chairman of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal Dwight Nelson has Died

first_imgThe Minister and staff of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security express condolences to the family and friends of the late Dwight Nelson, former Deputy Chairman of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal. Mr. Nelson was appointed to the tribunal in 2015, a position he held until the time of his passing.Mr. Nelson was a true Nationalist who lived a life dedicated to service. He was a stalwart in the trade Union Movement and has left an inedible mark. He is fondly remembered for his wit and impartiality.As we mourn his death, our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.last_img read more