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first_imgBy accessing this photo library, you agree to the Media Club South Africa photo library terms and conditions of use.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 Welkom, Free Stateprovince: Store controllerMareka Mthokho checksunderground equipment atHarmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free Stateprovince: Fitter aide ZolileManianiana fixes brokendrills at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free Stateprovince: Cage assistants(from left) MoeketsiMomlekoa, Ndlaka Mtanoand Bless Hamilton at theshaft at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free Stateprovince: Cage assistants(from left) MoeketsiMomlekoa, Ndlaka Mtanoand Bless Hamilton at theshaft at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free Stateprovince: Cage assistants(from left) MoeketsiMomlekoa, Ndlaka Mtanoand Bless Hamilton at theshaft at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free Stateprovince: Cage assistants(from left) MoeketsiMomlekoa and Ndlaka Mtanoat the shaft at HarmonyGold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free Stateprovince: Lamp repairerVuyelwa Ramphoma works ona damaged underground headlamp at Harmony Gold Mine.Photo: Graeme Williams,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com» Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Students attendingthe certificate in naturalresource managementcourse at the SouthernAfrican Wildlife College.The 10-month course isaimed at junior resourcemanagers at game reserves. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Students attendingthe certificate in naturalresource managment courseat the Southern AfricanWildlife College. The 10-month course is aimedat junior resource managersat game reserves. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

South Africa delivers position at COP 18

first_img6 December 2012 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa delivered South Africa’s country statement at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 18) in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, telling delegates it was crucial to secure a global solution to a climate change crisis threatening all countries. “We must secure the multilateral rules-based climate change system to guide urgent and adequate implementation of climate action starting from 1 January 2013 up to 2020; and we must define the process for negotiating the further development of this system for the period beyond 2020,” Molewa said. It is widely expected that COP18 will confirm the design of a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol, and work towards a new international legally binding agreement on carbon emissions by 2015. Parties meeting in Doha have 36 hours to iron out some key issues around finance and mitigation. Finance will enable adaptation and mitigation action by developing countries. The climate talks must also find ways of addressing the finance gap between 2013 and 2020, give direction on long-term sources of finance, and find ways of making the Green Climate Fund fully functional. “On the issue of mitigation, the Doha talks must agree to a process to ensure comparability of effort between countries taking a Kyoto second commitment period and developed countries not willing to do so, through establishing quantified economy-wide emission reduction pathways,” Molewa said. There are two work-streams under the Durban Platform on Enhanced Action; the one is raising ambition in the pre-2020 period to close the ambition lag, and the other is to develop a new legally binding agreement under the Convention that will apply to all Parties. “This instrument (agreement) should reinforce a fair, multilateral, rules-based regime that will give effect to the principles of the Convention, and the right to equitable access to sustainable development,” Molewa said. The minister said the agreement had to balance mitigation and adaptation, and ensure the provision of finance, technology and capacity building to allow developing countries to move toward lower-carbon, climate-resilient economies. According a World Bank Report, the world is headed to a 4 degrees Celsius increase in temperature by the end of the century if nothing is done about climate change. “We must ensure that Doha delivers on meaningful actions between 2013 and 2020, and establishes a solid base to drive up the mitigation ambition so that by the time the new legal instrument comes into effect, we still have a fair chance of preventing dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system,” Molewa said. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

BJP leaders to tour U.P. villages before Lok Sabha poll

first_imgBJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh, including Ministers and legislators, will tour villages and spend a night there in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election. In keeping with a decision of the party, they will hear villagers’ problems and spread the word about the “good work” done by the Central and State governments in recent times.“Party leaders will not just tour villages but will also stay there at night so as to build the momentum as the 2019 Lok Sabha election is inching close. We are just a few months away from the next election, and it is necessary for us to connect to the vast rural people, hear them out and tell them about the schemes of the Centre,” said a State leader of the BJP.Support baseThe party has had a strong presence in urban areas of the State and has grown in rural areas only since 2014. Party leaders from the large agrarian State believe a rural outreach is essential to perform well in Uttar Pradesh that sends 80 members to the Lok Sabha. The last Assembly election proved that the party’s appeal was intact, despite the jolt from demonetisation. Retaining the rural support is crucial for the party to return to power in 2019. The CSDS-Lokniti Mood of the Nation Survey 2018 suggested that the disenchantment with the Narendra Modi government was the highest among farmers.The BJP is also planning to organise village ‘chaupal’ and bring on board the beneficiaries of the government schemes so that they can create a positive image for the party.last_img read more

NZ vs SL T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in a thrilling Super Over

first_imgSri Lanka clinched a thriller beating New Zealand via the Super Over after their Super Eights clash ended in a tie in the World Twent20 cricket tournament at the Pallekele International Stadium, Sri Lanka on Thursday. Score | PhotosWhile New Zealand were extremely lucky to stretch the match into the Super Over, Sri Lanka were simply superb in the one-over eliminator after both teams were tied on 174. The win brighetened Sri Lanka’s chances of making the semi-final.Chasing a target of 175, Sri Lanka were on course for a win but faltered in the later stages of the match and needed one run to win off the last ball. But Lahiru Thirimanne was run out in a freakish way on the last ball that resulted in the second tie in Twenty20 international.Thirimanne played the last delivery off Tim Southee to the off-side and made a quick dash for a single. A good throw from James Franklin deflected off Ross Taylor’s hand to hit the stumps with Thirimanne still short of the crease.Taylor was not sure whether he had collected the ball but after several replays third umpire Steve Davis gave the decision in favour of New Zealand.In the one-over eliminator, Sri Lanka smashed 13 runs off Southee and in reply the Black Caps got seven after Lasith Malinga bowled an excellent over.It was a disappointing loss for New Zealand after a good performance by their batsmen. Opting to bat first, New Zealand got off to a good start by Rob Nicol (58) and Martin Guptill (38) to score 174 for seven in 20 overs.Sri Lanka’s debutant spinner Akila Dananjaya, who was the youngest from his country to play in Twenty20 international, made a memorable debut bagging two for 32 while pacer Nuwan Kulasekara also got two for 33.While chasing, former captain Tillekaratne Dilshan tore apart the New Zealand bowling with his 53-ball 76 that was studded with five fours and three sixes.The 80-run opening stand between Dilshan and skipper Mahela Jayawardene (44) kept Sri Lanka on course. But the chase faltered only to see both the teams tied at 174 before the Super Over broke the deadlock.advertisement- IANS Match Report Welcome to India Today Online’s coverage of the World T20 match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka from Pallekele International Stadium, Sri Lanka. Score | PhotosQUOTE UNQUOTE:Taylor: “We got ourselves back in the game and did well to make it to the superover. It was a gut feel to give the ball to Franklin, he got us a key wicket in the penultimate over. We should hopefully pick ourselves up and get better in the remaining games “Mahela: “Everyone was craving for a close game. It was too close for comfort though, NZ were terrific. The wicket was good, probably a touch slow but it was a good wicket. At the end of the day, we have 2 points which will count. We’ve got a decent bowling attack and are comfortable with what we’ve got.”Dilshan: “I was a little nervous when I took the catch but I kept it cool in my head. Against NZ, to chase 170 was a good effort. Myself and Mahela set it up in the first 6 overs. I’m really happy that all the guys capitalised and did well.”Man of the Match: Dilshan Super over: SL win the one-over eliminator.Ball No 6: Malinga to Brendon McCullum, 1 leg bye, SL win the one-over eliminator, a yorker that tails back in on the middle and leg stump, Brendon looks to hoick it over mid wicket and gets hit on the back pad, it rolls to short fine and SL have clinched a thriller here.Ross Taylor has come out to bat.Ball No 5: Malinga to Guptill, OUT, full ball just outside off, Guptill hangs back and launches it high to long off, he achieves more height than distance and Dilshan settles under the catch just inside the ropes at long off, that is the match for SL provided that Malinga does not bowl a wide or a no-ball.8 runs needed off 2 ballsBall No 4: Malinga to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, catch dropped by Sangakkara, full and wide delivery outside off, Brendon throws his bat at it and gets a bottom edge that is spilled by Sangakkara, he keeps it down to a single, how costly will that miss be?Ball No 3: Malinga to Brendon McCullum, 2 byes, oh boy, poor keeping from Sangakkara, Brendon charges down the track and Malinga slings a full ball wide outside off, Brendon cannot reach it and the ball sneaks under the legs of Sangakkara, a couple of byes resultsBall No 2: Malinga to Guptill, 1 run, a low and dipping full toss just outside off, Guptill looks to slug it to the leg side and gets an inside edge that rolls to backward square legBall No 1: Malinga to Guptill, 2 runs, good start for NZ, full ball outside off, Guptill slices it over deep backward point and they take a couple.  advertisementBrendon McCullum and Guptill are coming out to open the batting.Super Over: New Zealand’s innings. The target for New Zealand is 14. In case, the scores are tied again, the number of boundaries hit will be considered. Ball No 6: Southee to Thisara, 3 runs, low full toss outside off, Thisara paddles it over Mills at short fine leg, Mills is a little slow in getting there and they take three runsBall No 5: Southee to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, another pacy yorker on leg stump, Dilshan cannot squeeze it out and the ball hits the pad, they sneak a leg bye.Dilshan is the third batsman.Ball No 4: Southee to Mahela, 1 run complete, RUN OUT, full ball slanted across just outside off, Mahela moves to the off side and slogs it to deep square leg, he goes for an impossible second run as Guptill fires in the throw to Brendon McCullum, he calmly whips the bails off and Mahela is short.Ball No 4: Southee to Thisara Perera, 2 wides, full and wide delivery outside off, Thisara misses out on the slog and the ball is wide of the white line, they sneak an extra run, New Zealand are not pleased but it was indeed a wide, top umpiring from umpire Taufel.Ball No 3: Southee to Thisara Perera, 2 runs, another yorker just outside off, this is top class death bowling from Southee, Thisara jams it out to long on for a couple, the throw from Williamson is a bit awry and Thisara gets back into the crease.Ball No 3: Southee to Thisara Perera, wide, oh boy, first bad ball after a long time from Southee, full and wide delivery outside off, Perera cannot connect with the drive and wide is signalled.Ball No 2: Southee to Mahela, 1 run, Mahela again makes room and Southee follows him with a pin-point yorker on the pads, Mahela squeezes it out to point.Ball No 1: Southee to Mahela, 2 runs, superb ball from Southee, he stays round the wicket and bowls a pacy yorker just outside the leg stump, Mahela squeezes it out and the ball takes the inside edge to roll to fine leg, Watling slides to his left and keeps it down to a couple. Mahela Jayawardene and Thisara Perera are coming out to open the batting. Super Over: Sri Lanka will be batting first.Sri Lanka’s innings: 7:05 PM: Southee to Thirimanne, out Thirimanne Run Out! Southee has helped to push this match into the super over. A remainder of the 2007 match between India and Pakistan. This was short and outside off, Thirimanne looks to pull and gets an inside edge onto the pads, the batsmen scamper across for the winning run, Franklin gets in quickly, takes his time before throwing the ball towards the bowler’s end. Taylor drops the ball as he looks to effect the run-out, fortunately for him, the ball goes onto hit the stumps with Thirimanne well short of his crease. Taylor seemed to be gutted, he was walking away in frustration, he did not realise that the ball went on to hit the stumps. The 3rd umpire was called for, he watches numerous replays before deciding that the match will go into the super over.advertisement7:00 PM: We have a super over, NZ have created an upset by taking this to the super over. 6:56 PM: The 3rd umpire has been called for, has Taylor lost the ball? The ball seems to have hit Taylor and ricochets onto the stumps, Thirimanne was definitely short. He seems to be OUT! 6:52 PM: Lahiru Thirimanne, left handed bat, comes to the crease6:51 PM: Franklin to Thisara Perera, out Bowled! Franklin has his revenge, he has silenced the crowd. This was a slow off-cutter, Perera swung hopelessly across the line, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Needlss shot from Perera. 6:48 PM: Thisara Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease.6:47 PM: Franklin to Dilshan, out Dilshan Run Out! 1 run completed. Is this the game changer for NZ? This was the slower ball from Franklin, Dilshan cuts it square on the off-side and calls for a second run, Southee fires in an accurate throw that finds Dilshan short despite a despairing dive. The bat was in the air as Brendon whipped the bails off. Steve Davis has a look and sends Dilshan on his way. 6:37 PM: Angelo Mathews, right handed bat, comes to the crease.6:35 PM: Franklin to Jeevan Mendis, out Caught by Ross Taylor! Sharp catch from Taylor. This was full and outside off, in the zone for the drive, Mendis went hard on the drive, fails to keep it down and Taylor takes a low stinger with ease at extra cover. NZ are chipping away at the wickets. 6:18 PM: Jeevan Mendis, left handed bat, comes to the crease. 06:16 PM: Franklin to Dilshan, out Sangakkara Run Out! 1 run completed. A misunderstanding results in the second wicket for NZ. This was flatter and on the pads, Dilshan tucks it in front of square, Sangakkara wanted a second and was half-way down the track before being sent back. The throw from Oram is not that great, it was slow and well wide off the stumps. Brendon does well to drag it back towards the stumps and catches Sangakkara well short. 5:57 PM: Kumar Sangakkara, left handed bat, comes to the crease.5:55 PM: Oram to Mahela Jayawardene, out Caught by Vettori! Big wicket for NZ. Jayawardene is a goner after an attractive knock, this was banged in short by Oram, Jayawardene was looking to help it along, gets a top edge that is safely held by Vettori coming in from fine leg. The stand has been broken at last. Mahela Jayawardene and Dilshan are at the crease. Mahela Jayawardene is on strike. N McCullum will open the attack. New Zealand’s innings:A par score from New Zealand on a decent pitch for batting. Nicol was the star performer with his 2nd T20I fifty. There were useful contributions from the rest of the batting order, the ploy of playing both mystery spinners did not quite work out for SL. With the hosts having never chased down a score successfully at home in T20I cricket, NZ will fancy their chances here.5:15 PM: Nuwan Kulasekara to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out! 1 run completed. Williamson is out off the last ball. This was full and outside off, Williamson backs away and squeezes it in front of point. He completes the first run and goes for an impossible second. The throw is flat and accurate, Sanga whips the bails off with Williamson miles out of his crease. 5:08 PM: Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease. 5:07 PM: Malinga to N McCullum, out Bowled! Malinga has got his man, this was full and following Nathan as he backed away, he swings and gets an inside edge onto his pads, the ball then deflects back onto the stumps, NZ are not being allowed to finish strongly. 5:01 PM: James Franklin, left handed bat, comes to the crease. 5:00 PM: Nuwan Kulasekara to Oram, out Caught by Dilshan! Another dangerman is gone, this was full and outside off, Oram was looking to carve it over extra cover, ends up hitting it straighter then he wanted, Dilshan gets across and completes a fairly comfortable fcatch. 4:57 PM: Nathan McCullum, right handed bat, comes to the crease.4:55 PM: Nuwan Kulasekara to Ross Taylor, out Bowled! Kula has his revenge. 4:46 PM: Jacob Oram, left handed bat, comes to the crease.4:44 PM: A Dananjaya to Nicol, out Caught by Thirimanne at mid wicket! Nicol falls after a fine hand, this was flighted on middle, Nicol skipped down the track, looks to play the slog sweep over mid-wicket, gets a lot of height but not the distance. Thirimanne steadies himself under the ball and takes it with both hands. 4:34 PM: Ross Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease. 4:30 PM: Brendon McCullum out! Caught by Thisara Perera b Ajantha Mendis. Big wicket for SL and both mystery spinners have struck. This was tossed up on off, McCullum was looking to clear the mid-wicket boundary with a slog sweep, does not get hold of the shot and finds Perera safely under it. He was looking dangerous but walks back to the hut.4.00 PM: Martin Guptill out! Caught by Thisara Perera b A Dananjaya. Dananjaya has struck in his first over, he is thrilled with joy. This was full and outside off, Guptill gets forward, packs some power behind his lofted drive, does not get the height or elevation, ends up offering a straight forward catch to Perera at long off. The dangerous Guptill has to depart. Toss: New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the opening Super Eight match of the ICC World Twenty20 on Thursday.Martin Guptill is back in New Zealand’s playing XI, replacing Adam Milne.Sri Lanka have included Ajantha Mendis, who is about 90 per cent fit, and Akila Dananjaya. They have come in place of Dilshan Munaweera and Rangana Herath.Teams:Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene (C), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Akila Dananjaya.New Zealand: Martin Guptill, James Franklin, Brendon McCullum (wk), Ross Taylor (C), Rob Nicol, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori, Kane Williamson, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills.last_img read more

Uljaniks President Management Offer Their Resignations

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Flickr/Janko Hoener / CC-BY-SA-4.0. President of the financially-troubled Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik, Gianni Rossanda, presented his resignation to the Supervisory Board of Uljanik d.d. on Tuesday, August 28.The resignations were offered by 14 management directors of the Uljanik Group as well.Rossanda said that his decision was triggered by the pressure from the media and the public as Uljanik’s workers were forced to seek their outstanding salaries on the streets of Pula.In his statement for the media, Rossanda indicated that he wanted to withdraw from the position once the new management was appointed, however, as the pressure mounted he decided to resign because he didn’t want to make any actions without the support of the group’s shareholders. He added that he remained at the workers’ disposal for all technical support related to the promised payment of workers’ salaries.On Tuesday morning, over 3,500 workers of the shipyard took to the streets voicing their dissatisfaction over the unpaid wages and the governemnt’s approach to the burning issues at the yard, Al Jazeera reported.The union representatives met with the government the day before and it was agreed that two salaries could be paid to the workers. Nevertheless, the workers insist the strike will be ended once they get their salaries for July.A general strike at Uljanik and 3. May facilities of the Uljanik Group was launched on August 22.The Croatian shipbuilder suffered a major blow from the downturn of the shipbuilding sector back in 2016. The salvation of the company is being sought in financial restructuring, which will include reduction of the company’s output and a switch of focus on the construction of highly-sophisticated vessels.Rossanda said earlier that over EUR 450 million (USD 551.5 million) is needed for the shipbuilder’s financial restructuring. Following a consultation process, Danko Koncar-led Kermas Energija was selected as Uljanik’s strategic partner for the restructuring process in May 2018.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Janko Hoener / CC-BY-SA-4.0.last_img read more

US durable goods orders down 37 per cent in January

first_imgWASHINGTON – New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell 3.7 per cent in January, the biggest decline since July 2017, following two months of increases that reflected strength in the country’s industry.The Commerce Department said Tuesday that orders were depressed by a 10 per cent drop in demand for transportation equipment, a category that can bounce around from month to month. Excluding transportation, durable goods orders slipped only 0.3 per cent. Orders for defence capital goods plunged 26.3 per cent. Excluding defence, new durable goods orders fell 2.7 per cent.Overall orders in January for durable goods, which are meant to last at least three years, decreased 3.7 per cent to $239.7 billion. Orders were up 5.8 per cent for the full year 2017, the best showing in six years.American manufacturers have benefited from a pickup in global economic growth and a weaker dollar, which makes U.S. goods less expensive in foreign markets.Details:—The Commerce Department downgraded the December increase in durable goods orders to 2.6 per cent from the 2.9 per cent gain it originally reported.—January orders for computers increased 6.4 per cent after falling 4.9 per cent in December.—Machinery orders fell 0.4 per cent after gaining 0.5 per cent the previous month.last_img read more

World Jet Boat Championships wrap up in Taylor

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The World Jet Boat Championships wrapped up on Sunday in Taylor.The team from the US, Bat outta Hell, ended up winning in the unlimited division.  Fort St. John’s Gord Humphrey and his navigator Jason Palfy ended up on 5th.In the CX division, Fort St. John Stacy Kelm and navigator Ty Wheat in the boat Xcalibur finished in sixth place followed by racers Trapper Wolsey and navigator Jimmy Jackson in eighth.  In the same division in twelfth place was the Fort St. John boat of Clayton Wolsey and navigator Ryley Tschiedel. While the racing caused most of the excitement, there was a scary moment on Sunday afternoon as one of the boats caught fire.  A team from New Zealand lost a boat, but everyone was able to escape the fire without injury.The Peace Country River Rats would like to thank all their sponsors, volunteers and fans for helping to make this event a success.On top of the racing, the club also drew for the grand prize winners for their $10,000 raffle.  Below are the winners:Angela Prevost $10,000Leanne Humphrey $3,000Brad Small $2,000last_img read more

INS Ranjit to be decommissioned on May 6

first_imgNew Delhi: INS Ranjit, an Indian navy destroyer built by erstwhile USSR, will be decommissioned on May 6, officials said on Friday.The third of the five Kashin-class destroyers, it was commissioned in 1983 and has rendered service to the Navy for over 36 years. “On May 6, a glorious era of INS Ranjit, being the frontline missile destroyer of the Indian Navy, is going to end,” the Navy said in a statement. The ship will be decommissioned at a solemn ceremony at the Naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe ceremony will be attended by personnel who have served onboard the INS Ranjit in the past, and officers and sailors from the commissioning crew, it said. The chief guest for the ceremony would be Lieutenant Governor Andaman and Nicobar Islands Admiral (retired) Devendra Kumar Joshi. “INS Ranjit was constructed as Yard 2203 in the 61 Communards shipyard in the town of Nikolev in present day Ukraine. The keel of the ship was laid on June 29, 1977, and she was launched on June 16, 1979,” the statement said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe ship was given its Russian name ‘Lovkly’, which means agile, and was commissioned as INS Ranjit on September 15, 1983, with Captain Vishnu Bhagwat at the helm, it said. The officer went on to serve as the chief of naval staff during the period 1996 to 1998. In her maiden sortie, the destroyer traversed through the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Arabian Sea, the statement said. The ship has the distinction of serving in both the western and eastern seaboard and has been the Flag Ship of both the western and eastern fleets. INS Ranjit took part in PASSEX with the US Navy in 1991-92 which was a precursor to the Malabar series of exercises with the US Navy.It also took part in the first INDRA (India-Russia) exercise with the Russian Navy in 2003, according to the statement. The ship also participated in the first ever SAREX with the PLA Navy in November 2003. The ship in 2007 took part in the first ever Malabar exercise in the Pacific Ocean as well as the first ever INDRA series of exercises in Russian waters, the statement said. The ship was actively deployed as part of the Navy’s relief operations post the 2004 tsunami and cyclone Hud-Hud in 2014. In recognition to her service to the nation, the ship was awarded the Unit citation in 2003-04 and 2009-10, the statement said. “As the sun sets on May 6, the Naval Ensign and the commissioning pennant will be lowered for the last time onboard INS Ranjit, symbolising the end of the Ranjit era in the Indian Navy,” it said.last_img read more

Ronaldo is advising Neymar in Russia

first_imgNeymar is under heavy pressure to impress his nation by bringing the 2018 World Cup trophy home and, in order to help him cope with this burden, he has been receiving advice from Ronaldo Nazario.Ronaldo who understands what it’s like to be in Neymar’s position, because he went through similar experiences in 1998 and in 2002, experiencing tremendous heartbreak in France and then incredible joy in South Korea and Japan. Neymar and Ronaldo have been friends for several years and are regularly talking to each other during this World Cup.Ronaldo’s visits to the Brazil camp have become regular, with the legendary striker greeting the whole squad and then spending some private time with Neymar.As well as this, Ronaldo has been publically backing the PSG star during his appearances as a pundit for O’Globo.“We cannot forget that Neymar is just back from a very significant foot injury and that he is regaining his confidence right now,” he said at the end of the Costa Rica win via Marca.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“I am sure that his goal will help to boost his morale and that things will go better for him now.“He is trying everything, as he dribbles, runs, fights and looks for solutions.“His goal will give him a lot of strength to be the leader of the Selecao.”Also, Neymar’s father is also offering support to the player and has regularly been visiting the hotel.last_img read more

Neuer Germany win means a lot

first_imgGermany captain Manuel Neuer hopes their 3-0 friendly win over Russia will prove to a turning point to ending their dreadful run of formDie Mannschaft have lost six of their 10 competitive matches this year following their 2-1 UEFA Nations League loss to France last month.It also marked the first time Germany, who fell two places in the latest FIFA world rankings, had lost back-to-back competitive games since 2000.But goals from Leroy Sane, Niklas Sule and Serge Gnabry secured Germany a comfortable 3-0 win over Russia at Leipzig.And Neuer, whose own form has been put into question, was thrilled with the final result.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“The victory means a lot to us,” Neuer told the DFB website.“We want to end our poor year positively by winning our last two games and today was a good start.“We want to try and put a similar display in against the Netherlands. We have a lot of players with huge potential, who are showing just what they are capable of.After winning their fourth game in 14 attempts, Germany will next face Holland in a UEFA Nations League clash on Monday.last_img read more