to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Organisation News June 4, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central AsiaRussia Media independenceEvents An RT vehicle in the streets of Minsk on 26 August (credit : people.onliner.by) BelarusEurope – Central AsiaRussia Media independenceEvents Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the use of “Russian specialists” to replace employees who resigned from the Belarusian state TV and radio broadcaster BT after a strike in support of nearly month-old protests against fraudulent presidential election results. They are being used to maintain strict control over the state media, RSF said.The Russian TV broadcaster RT (the former Russia Today) was warmly thanked for its help by President Alexander Lukashenko on 1 September. “Russian specialists” began replacing employees at BT the day after the strike began on 17 August.Around 300 BT employees participated in the strike and a hundred or so resigned in support of the protesters. Other state-owned TV channels, Stalitsa, ONT and STV, have also been hit by these departures. The lack of cameramen, editors and IT specialists has paralysed the news channels.BT producer Alyona Martinovskaya said she was prevented from working on 19 August, after expressing support for the protests, and was replaced by Russian workers. These “specialists” are reportedly working in TV newsrooms, handling production, editing and transmission. Lukashenko himself confirmed on 21 August that “two or three groups of Russian journalists” had been invited to help Belarusian TV channels.This is also what BT employees have told the Russian daily RBC on condition of anonymity. The first RT team was seen on 18 August and consisted of five technicians and IT specialists, plus Konstantin Prydybaylo, a former BT employee who is now an RT correspondent in Belarus. The team returned to Russia a few days later but was immediately replaced by another.The close links between RT and BT can even be seen in the content broadcast since the start of the strike. BT often uses video shot by the RT team based in Minsk, and prefers studio interviews with Russian and Ukrainian “experts” to actual news coverage, according to an analysis by the Belarusian consultancy Sense Analytics.“Former BT chief Gennady Davydko said on 27 August that ‘state media are working to stabilize the situation and foreign media are working to destabilize it,’ but a double-standard applies to the Russian teams who have come to prop up the government’s propaganda,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “These strike breakers are broadcasting biased content with new techniques, and are refusing to provide objective coverage of the developments taking place in Belarus.”Ruled since 1994 by Lukashenko, who has been reelected in the first round every five years, Belarus is ranked 153rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News September 3, 2020 Russian specialists fill gaps left in Belarusian state broadcaster Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts
Kolkata: The boys from Jammu & Kashmir are sweating it out at the Moti Bagh ground in Baroda as they prepare for the upcoming domestic season of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Till a couple of days back, they weren’t even sure what the future had planned for them. After all, it wasn’t any normal time in the life of these cricketers from the Valley.The abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government and the advisory before that saw the boys being asked to leave the state. There was a month of inactivity from early August till the start of September when the players did not have a place to stay. It was then that mentor Irfan Pathan spoke to officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association, including CEO Ashiq Ali Bukhari and planned to give advertisements on television which drew the Kashmiri players to report to the JKCA office in Jammu.”The plan worked after we put out the advertisement in late August. Then we decided to bring them to Baroda and hold a camp before the Vijay Hazare Trophy,” Irfan told IANS.Due to the curfew in many parts of the valley after the state got special status, the players could not be contacted and it was then that Bukhari and administrator C.K. Prasad finally met in Delhi to create a solution.The camp has been underway from August 6 at Baroda under the watchful eyes of Irfan but to come this far, it was nothing short of a struggle. First, the JKCA had to stay away from the Vizzy Trophy after it failed to connect with the players due to a communication breakdown in the valley.”We had started the camp in mid-June and we had made good progress. When the camp got called off in early August, it was time for the matches and training. We know that we are running behind time but we needed to find a way to make sure boys stay in a good frame of mind to play a certain level of cricket,” Irfan said highlighting the problem they faced in the lead up to the Vijay Hazare Trophy which begins on September 24.There is only one ground in Jammu and it became impossible to practice there as other age-group players also needed to train. Usually, the team trains in Srinagar till early November and then shifts to Jammu during winters.”It is not an ideal situation. We are slightly under-prepared but we will try our best,” Irfan said after the boys — 26 of them led by captain and India international Parvez Rasool, trained for the first time in Baroda.It was a five-hour-long session with a lunch break in between but the highlight was a bonding session as Irfan stressed there will be a lot of fun games done to keep their mental health in the right space.”When I met them, they did look rusty due to lack of training. But in the next couple of weeks they will pick up hopefully,” said Irfan, who has been doing a lot of personal talk with each of the players to keep them in the zone.With preparations not being ideal, Irfan, who has played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20Is for India — and won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, said the aim is to take one day at a time and ensure the boys perform to the best of their abilities. IANS Also Read: Would Love to Coach England One Day: Andrew FlintoffAlso Watch:Digboi MLA Suren Phukan inaugurates houses under PM Awas Yojana- Gramin
The union says it addressed protections for high-risk players, access to pre- and postgame therapies, testing frequency, protocols for positive tests, in-stadium medical personnel and sanitization procedures.Players viewed many of the concepts in the original draft submitted last week as over-the-top, such as arriving in uniform at the ballparks, a prohibition on them leaving without team permission and a ban on guests other than immediate family members.Players also objected to a ban on the use of showers and hydrotherapy.The union wants more frequent testing than management’s proposed “multiple times per week.”MLB is expected to make an economic proposal to the union within a few days. The league also is looking at other rule changes, including an alternative to the onside kick.NFL clubs received a list of potential rules changes on Thursday. Owners will vote on the proposals at the upcoming league meeting to be held by video conference on May 28. If owners don’t approve adding a booth umpire and/or a senior technology adviser, the league could test a version of both rules in the preseason for possible future implementation.The proposal that would give teams another option instead of an onside kick permits a team to maintain possession of the ball after a score by substituting one offensive play. The kicking team would attempt a fourth-and-15 from its 25-yard line. This could be done a maximum of two times per game. Onside kicks have become infrequent and rarely successful since the NFL changed rules on alignments for kickoffs.In other NFL news:— An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the cross-country flight, a woman sitting in the same row confronted him over his face mask, ripped it off the and groped him. The NFL player and a companion who joined the lawsuit were not named. United confirms there was some sort of incident and a passenger was moved to a different seat but says it won’t comment further. — English soccer club Manchester United says it believes it will miss out on $24 million because the Premier League will have to make refunds to broadcasters even if the season is completed. The league is in talks with its rights holders about rebates because of delays and changes to the broadcasting schedule. Empty stadiums will also change the TV product. The rebates will vary based on the final position in the standings and the number of games aired live.— Swimming’s governing body has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. FINA (FEE’-nuh) says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged Dec. 13-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of the “the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.”MLB-NEWSUnion makes counterproposal to ownersUNDATED (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association has given management a wide-ranging response to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic. — Indiana University hopes to have some student-athletes back by mid-June. President Michael McRobbie posted a 22-page plan on his web site to reopen the university in stages, which includes the return of at least a percentage of all students this fall. The release comes one day after the NCAA approved a measure to lift the moratorium on voluntary workouts for football and men’s and women’s basketball players.— East Carolina University is eliminating its men’s and women’s tennis and swimming and diving programs to help reduce a $4.9 million budget deficit created by the pandemic. The move affects 68 student-athletes and nine coaches and reduces ECU’s sponsored sports from 20 to 16, including nine for women. The NCAA requires Division I FBS schools to carry minimums of 16 sports, eight for women.— IndyCar has altered its schedule again amid the coronavirus pandemic, cancelling the June 27 race at Richmond and the July 12 street course event in Toronto. The open-wheel series is slated to finally begin June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway, but its next event won’t be held until July 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race scheduled for June 21 at Road America in Wisconsin has been changed to a doubleheader on July 11-12.— Golf Digest is reporting the European Tour hopes to resume its season in England the first weekend in August as part of a four-tournament “bubble” in the UK. The magazine cited sources as saying the British Masters would be followed by two tournaments in England and one in Wales at Celtic Manor for 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in prize money. The European Tour has postponed nine tournaments and canceled eight others on its schedule because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a memo, the European Tour says priority rankings will stay the same for 2021 and there will not be Q-school.— Little League has released a set of “best practice” guidelines it believes would allow baseball and softball to be played safely after local authorities give the groups the all-clear to return to play. The recommendations include eliminating all non-essential contact and banning the postgame handshake line in favor of lining up along the respective baselines and tipping your cap to the opponent. All players should wear masks while in the dugout and coaches and volunteers should wear masks and protective medical gloves at all times. Also around the majors:— The Cubs and Pirates are making tough financial decisions concerning their front office staff with the major league season still on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Cubs are instituting pay cuts based on compensation, but there will be no furloughs through the end of June. The Pirates announced today that they are instituting furloughs for several employees in business operations beginning on June 1. The Cardinals and Twins have informed their employees there won’t be any pays cuts or furloughs through the end of JuneNFL-NEWSNFL looks at adding “booth umpire” and tech adviser for refsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as they return to play format. Results of the vote could be in as soon as Friday night.Under the proposal plan, the top four teams in each of the Eastern and Western Conferences would play each other for seeding while the remaining 16 teams face off in a best-of-five series play-in round to set the final 16. That would mean byes for Boston, Tampa Bay, Washington and Philadelphia in the East and defending champion St. Louis, Colorado, Vegas and Dallas in West.Even if the executive board votes to approve the format, the league and players union still need to negotiate other details, including health and safety protocols. But the format is a substantial piece of the return to play puzzle to award the Stanley Cup this season.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Some Louisville football and basketball players will return to campus Wednesday in a phased approach and begin voluntary workouts in early June. The first phase of 30 football players and 15 men’s and women’s basketball players will arrive next week after being instructed on safety protocols. Testing and physicals will begin June 3, with voluntary training not directed by coaching staffs to begin five days later. Update on the latest sports May 22, 2020 — Boxing promoter Bob Arum says he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the MGM Grand, the first of a series of fights over the next two months at the Las Vegas hotel. A second fight card will be held two nights later, kicking off twice weekly shows at the hotel in June and July. No fans will be allowed, and Arum said fighters and everyone else will be tested at least twice during fight week for the new coronavirus.— Horse racing’s National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has canceled its induction ceremony in August because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hall of Fame ceremony was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7. This year’s class will be inducted with next year’s group.— The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is eliminating 51 positions and furloughing 33 more as part of a dramatic cut in staffing. The move is designed to trim up to 20% of its budget to respond to shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic. CEO Sarah Hirshland wrote in a letter sent to Olympic stakeholders that 32 employees had been offered different roles in the organization, setting up the possibility that not all the eliminated or furloughed positions will result in a temporary or permanently lost jobs.— Tokyo Olympic organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto spoke Thursday about the need to take “countermeasures” to combat the coronavirus at next year’s postponed games. Muto acknowledged in an online news conference that “there are some in Japan” talking about holding the games without fans. Muto did not say this was going to happen.— German soccer club Dynamo Dresden has reported another case of coronavirus. The already quarantined second-division club has now had four players test positive. Dresden says on its website that another “category one” close contact of its coaching staff has also tested positive for COVID-19. Dresden’s entire team was ordered by local health authorities into 14 days of quarantine on May 9 after two players tested positive. Loughlin has agreed to serve two months behind bars and Giannulli has accepted a five-month sentence under the deal, which must be approved by the judge. They will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss charges of money laundering and federal programs bribery that were added after the case was filed. An attorney for the couple declined to comment.Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHLPA voting on 24-team playoffUNDATED (AP) — The NHL is taking a major step toward formulating the remainder of their season. — Tom Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released in 2021. Titled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady’s perspective at his six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-CLEMSON-ROSSSurgery for Clemson WR RossCLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will have shoulder surgery next month to alleviate an issue that cropped up during the team’s spring workouts in March.Ross led the Tigers with 66 catches last season that went for 865 yards and eight touchdowns. He had 1,000 yards receiving as a freshman, highlighting his season with a 74-yard TD in the national championship win over Alabama. The Alabama native is considered a first-round NFL draft pick in 2021 should he choose to forego his final year in college.VANDERBILT-ATHLETIC DIRECTORVanderbilt’s Lee becomes 1st black woman AD in SECNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title and made Candice Storey Lee the first woman to run a Southeastern Conference athletics program.Lee is one of only five women and the second black woman in charge of a Power Five program. Incoming chancellor Daniel Diermeier said Lee is the “living embodiment” of the university’s values and aspirations. The idea is simple: relaying and emphasizing the tenets of the Hall of Fame’s mission to the youngsters.OBIT-COOPER4-time Grand Slam singles champion Ashley Cooper dies at 83BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Ashley Cooper has died at age 83.Tennis Australia says Cooper died after a long illness. Cooper won four Grand Slam singles and four Grand Slam doubles titles in the amateur era. His only loss in the Grand Slams in 1958 came in the semifinals at the French championships.Cooper led Australia’s Davis Cup team to victory over the United States to retain the title in 1957. He turned pro but a back injury ended his career in 1959 and he returned to Brisbane, Australia, to run a business and work in tennis administration.COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERYLoughlin, Giannulli to serve prison time for college scamBOSTON (AP) — Court papers show actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to charges that will include prison time in the college admissions bribery case. The 41-year-old Lee is a former Commodores basketball captain. She took over as interim athletic director on Feb. 4 when Malcolm Turner resigned after one year on the job.HALL OF FAME-YOUTH SUMMITHall of Famers reach out to youth with messages of strengthUNDATED (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will have three members livestream a session today with Ohio youngsters as part of its Strong Youth Strong Community program.Anthony Munoz, Aeneas Williams and Darrell Green, plus Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, will connect with the middle school and high school students in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Buckeye Health Plan, a division of Centene Corp.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson is scheduled to hand down one of the most closely watched sentences of the year, after the president tweeted last week that an initial recommendation by federal prosecutors of 7 to 9 years in prison for Stone was “unfair.” The Justice Department later revised that recommendation to 3 to 4 years, and four prosecutors on the initial recommendation withdrew from the case. Democrats in Congress have called for an investigation.Michael Caputo, a long-time friend of Roger Stone’s and himself a former Trump campaign official, said there are now about 160,000 signatures on a petition calling for a presidential pardon. Trump on Tuesday pardoned financier Michael Milken and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.Stone also may not begin serving his sentence today, but instead he still may get a new trial. Amids shouts of “Traitor!” former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone arrived for sentencing today for lying to Congress and witness tampering.With a number of high-profile acts of clemency from President Trump recently – some are asking if a pardon for is possible.
Facebook78Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Les Eldridge for Olympia Harbor DaysThe energy and determination of Dr. Robert Peck know no bounds. When we left his story in Volume I of “Tugs at the Capital City” (2018), he had just completed work on his third mini or scale tug, the JANE B. Here is her story, and that of his fourth mini tug effort, now a-building, the CHAUNY C.Jane B bow shot. Olympia Harbor Days Photo Collection. Photo credit: Shanna Paxton PhotographyJANE B is named for Bob Peck’s daughter-in-law. She is designed along the lines of an early 1900s Great Lakes harbor tug. This replica is twelve feet long, with a beam of five feet, six inches, and draws eighteen inches. She is powered by a twelve horsepower Volvo engine.Most of the harbors of the Great Lakes are located at the mouths of rivers. As a result, a distinguishing feature of the Great Lakes tugs is their low pilot house, so they can go under low bridges. The earliest ones were steam-powered, with a tall smoke stack for “draft.” The many bridges made a hinged smoke stack necessary so it could be lowered. These tugs pulled only, and did not push, consequently, they have no fenders on the bow for pushing. They were used in Great Lakes harbors, and up the canals and rivers that flowed into the lakes.Great Lakes tugs were broad of beam, and their tow bitts were cleats on each side of the pilot house, to reduce the lift of their sterns by their tow ropes when they towed the high-prowed lakes vessels. They needed to be highly maneuverable, and so steered with a short tiller bar inside the wheel house, rather than a wheel. Each had a pronounced sheer, that graceful rising curve of the bulwark from aft to forward, and they had very high prows.Jane B with Builder Bob Peck and Olympia Harbor Days Attendee. Photo credit: Karla FowlerDr. Peck notes that “they could pull anything that floated, and go anywhere required. This marriage of the beautiful with the utilitarian is seldom better done than with the Great Lakes harbor tugs.”JANE B made her inaugural Olympia Harbor Days appearance in 2018.CHAUNY CThis vessel, now under construction, is named for Bob’s wife, whose given name is “Charlene,” and whose nickname is “Chauny.” This mini tug is a scale replica of a Danube River towboat. These craft can be seen all along the Danube, from the headwaters to the Black Sea. Bob mentions that a distinguishing feature of these “sassy” ships is that they include family living quarters. They are individually owned and operated and provide the home for the owner’s family. An intriguing characteristic is children’s toys and family gear piled on the after deck, including bicycles. Hand railings along the sides support canvas covers to keep small children from falling overboard.Mini Tug Chauny C under construction. Photo courtesy: Bob PeckThese work boats range from 40 to 75 feet in length and are very broad of beam. The after deck is small, as is the working foredeck. They carry a few fenders along the sides, but none on the prow. Bob’s scale replica is twelve feet in length, with a five foot, eight inch beam, and draws 20 inches. CHAUNY will be powered by a three-cycle, 27 horsepower Universal Diesel engine.Without a doubt, Bob’s fascination with boats and boatbuilding far exceeds the label of “hobby.” It is beyond a craft, it is a calling.Sources: Tugboats and the Sea by Robert Peck, 2017. Interview with Bob Peck, 2018. Tugs at the Capital City by Les Eldridge, 2018.About Les Eldridge: Les is president of the South Sound Maritime Heritage Association and author of a number of maritime histories, a series of novels on the American Civil War at sea, and a book of humorous verse. The Tugs at the Capital City, Volume 1, a collection of Tug of the Month stories was published in 2018, with Volume 2 expected to be published this year. Eldridge lectures frequently ashore and afloat, and narrates the OHD races most years. In 1989, as a Washington State Centennial Commissioner, he chaired the Commission’s Maritime Committee. For more, see EldridgeSeaSaga.com.Tug of the Month is sponsored by Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races and Festival, an Olympia Kiwanis Club event free to the community. It takes place every Labor Day weekend on the Olympia waterfront since 1974. All Tug of the Month stories can be found at www.harbordays.com/blog. For festival information, see www.HarborDays.com, or on [email protected] Questions to Executive Director Carol Riley at [email protected]
LATEST STORIES View comments Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—University of the Philippines finally got into the winners’ circle eight games into its campaign after a five-set shocker over University of the East, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-11, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Ynares Center here in Antipolo.John Millette led the Fighting Maroons with 22 points as they stopped their seven-game skid for a 1-7 record.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Chris Dumago led the Green Archers’ four-pronged attack with 18 points with Billie Anima adding 12 points and the pair of John Delos Reyes and Geraint Bacon pitching in 10 points apiece.The Green Archers improved to 3-5 tying the Tiger Spikers at the fifth spot of the standings.Joshua Umandal had a game-high 21 points for UST.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “There were a lot of factors that contributed to our struggles in the first round but there was still the motivation in our players that they really wanted to get our first win,” said head coach Rald Ricafort.“There are still some minor details that we have to fix but everything clicked today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNicolo Consuelo and Jerry San Pedro added 14 points apiece for the Fighting Maroons.In the other game, De La Salle upset University of Santo Tomas in four sets, 27-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23. Carsen Edwards leads Purdue to rout of reigning champ Villanova MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants
Earlier in the day, sources close to HMD Global confirmed to India Today Tech that Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and the re-designed Nokia 3310 would launch in India in June. Now, we hear more rumours about the new Nokia devices. A report notes that the company, along with launching the Nokia 6, Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 globally in June, will also launch high-end Nokia 8 in the same month.The report comes from Pocketnow, a website that covers smartphones. There have been several speculations about the upcoming Nokia 8 that are doing rounds on the web for months. Some reveal the specs of the upcoming Nokia 8 while some seemed to have “revealed” the price.Amidst all the rumours surfacing the web, new rumours have come to the light. New rumours suggest that the upcoming Nokia 8 will come with a 23-megapixel camera. However, the report also mentions “at least” this means there are chances that the smartphone might sport a much higher primary camera than 23-megapixel. The smartphone is also rumoured to feature Carl Zeiss lens.Also Read: Nokia 3310 to have its own limited edition on launchPreviously leaked sketches of the Nokia 8 also seemingly confirmed Carl Zeiss lens onboard. The report also indicates that the Android device will offer a vanilla Android experience. This means that like the recently launched Lenovo’s Moto G5, G5 Plus and LG G6, Nokia 8 will also offer monthly security updates and quick upgrades to new versions of Android and Google’s AI Assistant to the users.The vanilla aka pure Android is something that Nokia is making a feature for all its new phones. Even the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will use pure Android.advertisementThe report further states that the upcoming Nokia 8 will come with Qualcomm’s latest processor – Snapdragon 835. The upcoming HTC flagship to be launched in May 16, dubbed HTC U11, will also come packed with the same processor. This means that both to-be-announced smartphones are somewhat expected to give a tough fight to the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and also Xiaomi Mi 6, which also use Snapdragon 835.Nokia 8 price and screenNokia 8 has already been subjected to several leaks previously. Earlier rumours suggested that the smartphone was expected to come in two variants. Out of which, one will be a cheaper version, while the second one is going to a premium model. According to rumours, the low-end variant of the Nokia 8 is going to sport a 5.2-inch QHD AMOLED display, on the other hand, the top-end model of the Nokia 8 will sport a 5.5-inch display.Also Read: Exclusive: Nokia 3310, Nokia 6, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 coming to India in JuneRumours don’t end just here. Nokia 8 is also expected to come with Google’s Daydream VR platform support. Furthermore, the smartphone will be equipped with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. This is all about the specs we know so far about the upcoming Nokia phone. On the storage front, the smaller variant of the handset will come with 128GB of internal storage, while the top-end version of Nokia 8 will be equipped with 256GB of internal storage.On the pricing front, the 5.2-inch variant of the Nokia 8 will be priced around 4,000 Yuan (roughly Rs 37,220). On the other hand, the 5.5-inch model will cost 4,500 Yuan (roughly 41,873). The coming of Nokia 8 is just a rumour for now. Although Nokia Mobiles has tweeted that fans should expect more devices. “More announcements coming in 2017” and “We’ve only just begun” are two tweets that the account has made.
zoom South Korean shipping major Hyundai Merchant Marine is expected to place orders for up to 20 ultra large container vessels (ULCVs), starting from March, according to local media.The company would commence the ordering spree on the back of South Korea’s plan to support the ordering of up to 50 vessels this year.Namely, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries is expected to present its five-year plan for the reconstruction of the shipping industry later this month. The Founding Committee for Korea Maritime Promotion Corporation will then start providing financial support.The corporation can issue bonds up to four times its capital, amounting to KRW 3.1 trillion, and manage up to KRW 12 trillion in funds.Hyundai Merchant Marine has delivered a net loss of KRW 479.5 billion in book value of 10 vessels that were sold to Korea Shipping and Maritime Transportation in March 2017.The company’s total revenue increased by 10 percent year-on-year to KRW 5.028 trillion, while its handling volumes surged by 30 percent to 4.03 million TEU from 3.09 million TEU seen in the previous year.World Maritime News Staff
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 11, 2018 – South Caicos – The Minister of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime & Gaming, Hon. Ralph Higgs, accompanied by Permanent Secretary, Cherylann Jones, and other senior officials visited South Caicos on Friday 2nd March. The purpose of the visit was to meet with Seafood Plant Operators, and Fishermen, to get a better understanding of state of the industry since the opening of the Conch and Lobster seasons.South Caicos, the fishing capital, of the Turks & Caicos Islands currently has three functioning plants, which provides jobs for many of the South Caicos residence. With almost 100 licensed fishermen, and other persons working in the plants. The plants also export conch and lobster and supply local markets, the Minister had the opportunity to tour a fishing plant and engage fishermen.In a meeting with the fisher folk, Minister Higgs, indicated his intention to work closely with the stakeholders in the fisheries industry to ensure the sustainability of their livelihoods, fish stocks, and securing opportunities for a robust and diversified industry. He went on to say that the issue of illegal poaching of banks was high on his agenda. He requested the commitment of the fishermen in working with the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) in policing this precious resource.The visit also lend itself to a few site visits of development on the island which are being monitored by the DECR.Release: TCIG Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp