Honor 10 Lite quick review: A worthy successor to Honor 9 Lite?

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 7, 2019UPDATED: January 8, 2019 16:19 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Honor 10 Lite is set to launch in India soonIt touts a tall Dewdrop display and an attractive designThe Honor 10 Lite will go up against the likes of the Realme U1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus in IndiaThe Honor 9 Lite was an extremely popular affordable smartphone last year. This is because it offered an attractive design combined with dependable performance and decent quad cameras. Honor has made some of the best-looking phones in the budget segment, which is why the Honor 10 Lite makes for a promising start to 2019. The phone succeeds the Honor 9 Lite and is a stripped down version of the Honor 10 flagship. The Honor 10 Lite price and availability in India will reportedly be announced in mid-January.Update: Honor has now sent out invites for the launch of the Honor 10 Lite on Tuesday, January 15. Flipkart has also revealed the launch date which means the phone will be sold on the e-commerce platform much like the Honor 9 Lite.The Honor 10 Lite has been available in China for a couple of months now. While it is technically part of the Honor 10 family, its design is quite different to the flagship, primarily because it brings a waterdrop notch. The Honor 10 Lite is, in fact, Honor’s first phone in India with a droplet-style notch, and it also happens to be the brand’s first phone top ship with Android Pie. These features combined with a premium design and a capable mid-range Kirin 710 chipset should make for a good start to 2019 for the Huawei sub-brand.The Honor 10 Lite is expected to fall under Rs 15,000 in India. Like the Honor 9 Lite, the Honor 10 Lite may be a Flipkart-exclusive, but there is no mention of that just yet. Ahead of its official launch, I got to spend some time with the Honor 10 Lite and here are my first impressions.advertisementHonor is well known for offering attractive smartphones and the Honor 10 Lite sticks to that winning formula. The rear panel curves around the side so that it sits comfortably in the hand. The panel will trick you into believing its glass, but it is actually plastic. It doesn’t feel cheap, however, and thanks to an 8 layer process the plastic feels good to touch. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back which is placed in a sweet spot that makes it easy for the index finger to reach. The frame also gets a plastic coating with a glossy finish. The volume buttons and power buttons placed on the right side have a nice click feel to it. The hybrid SIM slot (nano + nano/microSD card) is placed on the top. The bottom sees a speaker grille, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro-USB port, which is getting increasingly disappointing to see now that we’re in 2019. Since Honor has used a lot of plastic here, the Honor 10 Lite is funnily enough a pretty lightweight phone.Moving on to the display, which is arguably one of the biggest highlights of the Honor 10 Lite. It gets a Dewdrop notch, which means a small curved water droplet-shaped notch on the top of the display. The curve is narrow and deep, but still non-intrusive. There’s a chin as well, which Honor claims is thinner than most other phones. It certainly does not hurt the eyes, which is good news. What’s interesting is that Honor has hidden the ambient light and proximity sensors in the chin rather than the waterdrop notch on top. I’m a little concerned about the palm covering the sensors during day-to-day usage, but I’ll have more on that in a full review.That leaves over 91 per cent of the front that is all display. The Honor 10 Lite sports a 6.21-inch screen with a FHD+ resolution. The panel offers deep and oversaturated colours, which looks good but may feel a bit too much for some who prefer more natural shades. The panel seems to offer good brightness levels, but I haven’t tested it under various lighting conditions just yet.The Honor 10 Lite gets a mid-range Kirin 710 chipset, which is an octa-core processor that clocks at up to 2.2GHz. The chipset runs four lower clocked cores that are used to rum simple applications and helps conserve battery life. The other four cores run at peak clock speed that kicks in for heavier usage like playing graphic intensive games. It’s a dependable chipset that has been known to perform well in the Honor 8X previously. This is also the first Honor phone to ship with GPU Turbo 2.0 that promises to bring Down jitter rate by 88 per cent.Out of the box, everything tends to work smoothly – apps open in a snap and there is a good amount of fluidity while browsing through the UI. But we will know how the Honor 10 Lite truly performs after pushing it intensively, so do come back for our full review.advertisement The Honor 10 Lite is the company’s first smartphone in India to ship with Android 9 Pie with Huawei’s custom EMUI 9 on top. This means the phone is not only on the latest version of Android, but it also gets some Pie-based features like Digital Wellbeing, which is called Digital Balance here. It doesn’t get other Pie features like Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness as Huawei’s skin is far more layered and customised than some others. You do get a cleaner navigation gesture and the ability to hide the notch as well.AI is pretty much infused all throughout the phone, but it’s more explicit with the cameras. The Honor 10 Lite gets AI-backed dual cameras with a 13MP + 2MP configuration. The primary lens gets a f/1.8 aperture, which is wider than the Honor 9 Lite’s f/2.0 aperture. So expect better low-light photos with this phone. The cameras capture photos with some AI help on default although you can easily toggle the AI mode off on the camera app. With AI enabled, the camera will automatically tweak the setting depending on what it recognises. The rear camera can recognise over 20 scenes. It also supports AIS (AI-based stability) and the camera app gets a dedicated Night mode as well.Unlike the Honor 9 Lite which got dual front cameras, the Honor 10 Lite only gets a single camera up front. But it is a big 24MP Sony IMX 576 sensor so you can expect some crisp selfies. Additionally, the front camera is also AI-backed with support for 8 scene recognition modes and AI Groupfies. Based on a few outdoor shots of flowers and natural sceneries, I gathered that photos show a lot of oversaturated colours even with AI turned off. I’ll have more to say about the cameras under various conditions in a detailed review.Lastly, we have a 3,400mAh battery inside the device that should offer a full day worth of usage. The Honor 10 Lite offers some aggressive battery saving modes that can really squeeze a lot if juice out of the battery. Unfortunately, there is no fast charging support here, but Honor says the phone takes less than two hours to charge from zero to 100 per cent which is apparently better than the Realme U1. We will have more on the battery performance in an in-depth review.The Honor 10 Lite will primarily go up against the likes of the Realme U1, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Redmi 6 Pro, among others. It’s clear that the Honor 10 Lite builds on a working formula for the company that includes offering an attractive design, a great display and a dependable performance. Whether this formula pays off is something we will know in our full review, so do stay tuned for that.ALSO READ | Honor 10 Lite India launch reportedly happening in mid-JanuaryALSO READ | Honor View 20 with 25MP front camera set to launch in India on January 29Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HonorFollow Honor 10 LiteFollow Mobiles Next Honor 10 Lite quick review: A worthy successor to Honor 9 Lite?The Honor 10 Lite is ready to succeed the Honor 9 Lite with a premium design and waterdrop notch, and it is due to launch in India in mid-January.advertisementlast_img read more

Roger Federer vs Sumit Nagal Live Streaming: When and where to watch US Open 2019 1st round match

first_img India Today Web Desk New YorkAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 20:15 IST (AP and Bengaluru Open Photo)Former junior Wimbledon champion Sumit Nagal will face tennis legend Roger Federer in the US Open 1st round at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.Nagal entered his maiden Grand Slam main draw when he won the final qualifiers of US Open 2019 against Joao Menezes of Brazil in New York on Friday.Sumit Nagal, World No. 190, defeated lower-ranked Menezes in a 3-set thriller. Nagal showed character and determination as he came back from behind to beat his Brazilian opponent 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. The former Bengaluru Open champion was trailing 1-4 in the 2nd set before staging a strong comeback to make the main draw of the season’s final Grand Slam tournament, starting August 26.Meanwhile, Sumit Nagal will face tennis great Roger Federer in the 1st round at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.Sumit Nagal had beaten higher-ranked Tatsum Ito of Japan and Peter Polansky in straight games in the previous rounds of the US Open qualifiers. Nagal only won his maiden Grand Slam qualifying match in this week and he has gone the distance to join Prajnesh Gunneswaran in the main draw.Sumit Nagal was elated as he celebrated his landmark win with a huge roar. Nagal came back from being 1-4 down as he broke Menezes twice in the 2nd set before taking early breaks in the decider.The 22-year-old joins an elite list of men’s singles players from India — Pranjnesh Gunneswaran, Saketh Myneni, Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman — who have featured in Grand Slams in the ongoing decade.advertisementNotably, the last time two Indian men’s singles players were in the main draw of a Grand Slam was in 1998 when Mahesh Bhupati and Leander Paes featured at Wimbledon.Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who made his Grand Slam main draw debut at Australian Open 2019, will face 5th seed and Cincinnati Masters champion Daniil Medvedev in the first round of the hard-court Grand Slam tournament.What time is the US Open 1st Round match between PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara?Roger Federer vs Sumit Nagal, US Open 1st Round match will start from 5.45 AM IST on August 27 (Tuesday morning).Which TV channels will air the US Open 1st Round match between Roger Federer and Sumit Nagal?You can watch the US Open 1st Round match between Roger Federer and Sumit Nagal on Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 1 HD and Star Sports Select 2 HD. Hotstar will provide the live streaming for this match.Where can I watch the US Open 1st Round match between Roger Federer and Sumit Nagal live online?You can also watch online coverage on Indian streaming service, Hotstar. You can also follow the match live on https://www.indiatoday.in/sports.Also Read | Virat Kohli to Sumit Nagal ahead of Roger Federer clash at US Open 2019: Will be cheering for youAlso Read | Roger Federer god of tennis, super happy to play him: Sumit Nagal on US Open 1st round tieAlso Read | Roger Federer feeling better than ever heading into US OpenFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow roger federer vs sumit nagalFollow US Open 2019Follow us open 2019 live streaming Roger Federer vs Sumit Nagal Live Streaming: When and where to watch US Open 2019 1st round matchUS Open 2019 Live Streaming: Roger Federer vs Sumit Nagal on Monday night. Sumit Nagal is only the fifth Indian male player to feature in a Grand Slam singles main draw in this decade and will face none other than tennis legend Roger Federer in the first round on centre court of the Arthur Ashe Stadium.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro launched: Key specs, official price, India launch time and more

first_img Next Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro launched: Key specs, official price, India launch time and moreRedmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro launched in China on Thursday. Xiaomi India Managing Director has confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 series India launch will take some time. It is expected that the Chinese models of the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro will come to India.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiAugust 30, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 08:11 IST HIGHLIGHTSRedmi Note 8 series launches in China on Thursday.Both the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro come with quad cameras on the back panel.Redmi Note 8 series will launch in India in two months, the company has confirmed.Redmi Note 8 series launches in China on Thursday. Soon after the China launch Xiaomi India MD Manu Jain confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro India launch will take time, as long as two months, he said. It is likely the Redmi Note 8 series will come to India post Diwali. It is expected that the China model of the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro will make it to India. This means expect Redmi Note 8 India model to come with Snapdragon 665 SoC and Redmi Note 8 Pro with MediaTek Helio G90T processor.The Redmi Note 8 Pro is a much-upgraded version of the Redmi Note 8 in almost every aspect possible. Be it screen, hardware, cameras, battery, or any other. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is also pricier than the Redmi Note 8 and it makes sensor considering the Pro version is more powerful in almost every way. Let’s take a quick look at everything that the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro brings to the consumers.Redmi Note 8 specificationsDisplay: The Redmi Note 8 comes with a 6.39-inch display with a screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.Processor: The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor.RAM: 4GB and 6GBStorage: 64GB and 128GBRear camera: The Redmi Note 8 comes with quad cameras on the back panel. It includes a primary 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor with f/1.79 aperture, 2MP depth sensor, 8MP Ultra Wide lens (covers120-degree), and 2MP Macro lens.Front camera: On the front the Redmi Note 8 comes with 13MP selfie shooter.advertisementBattery: The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging support.Software: The phone runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.Redmi Note 8 Pro specificationsDisplay: The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ display and it offers 91.94 per cent screen-to-body ratio.Processor: The Note 8 Pro is the first smartphone in the world to be powered by MediaTek Helio G90T.RAM: 6GB and 8GBStorage: 64GB and 128GBRear camera: The Redmi Note 8 Pro also comes with quad cameras on the rear panel. It includes primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.7 aperture that is capable of clicking big 9248×6936 images, 2MP depth sensor, 8MP Ultra Wide lens, and 2MP macro lens.Front camera: On the front the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with 20MP selfie shooter.Battery: The Redmi Note 8 Pro is backed by a 4500mAh battery that comes with support for 18W fast charging.Software: The phone runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 key features–Both the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro come with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front as well as on the back panel similar to the Redmi Note 7 series of phones. –The Redmi Note 8 Pro sport premium design with 3D curved glass. For their respective price, the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 look stunning. Both phones come in three colours.–Both the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro come with quad camera setup on the back panel and single on the front.–The Redmi Note 8 is the world’s first MediaTek Helio G90T chipset powered smartphone. In India too the phone is said to come with the MediaTek chipset. The Redmi Note 8 uses Snapdragon 665 processor.–Another key highlight of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is its camera. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes packed with a 64MP primary camera on the back. This is the first smartphone to launch with 64MP Samsung GW1 camera sensor. The Redmi Note 8 comes with 48MP Samsung GM1 image sensor.–The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with big 4500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The 18W charge will come bundled with the box, the company confirms. The Redmi Note 8 also comes with 18W fast charging support but packs a 4000mAh battery.–Both the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro include Dot drop notch on the front that equips the selfie camera. The Redmi Note 8 comes with 13MP selfie shooter while the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with 20MP selfie shooter.–The Redmi phones come in three colours. The Redmi Note 8 comes in Dream Blue, Meteorite Black, and White colour while the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in Pearl White, Ice Emerald, and Electric Light Grey colour.Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro priceThe Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro are official. The price of the two Redmi phones is revealed. In China, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in three variants — 6GB RAM + 64GB storage that costs 1399 Yuan (translates to Rs 14,000), 6GB + 128GB that costs 1599 Yuan (translates to Rs 16,000) and 8GB RAM + 128GB that costs 1799 Yuan (translates to Rs 18,000). On the other hand, the Redmi Note 8 also comes in three variants — 4GB RAM + 64GB for 999 Yuan that translates to Rs 10,000, 6GB+ 64GB storage model costs 1199 Yuan (translates to 12,000) and lastly 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model comes for 1399 yuan (around Rs 14,000).advertisementRedmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro India launchXiaomi India Managing Director Manu Jain has confirmed that the India launch of the Redmi Note 8 series will take time. The phones will launch in India in two months. So, we can expect the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro to launch in India post Diwali. It is expected that the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro Chinese variants will head to India. The India price of the Redmi Note 8 is expected to be under Rs 10,000 while the Redmi Note 8 Pro is said to have a starting price of around Rs 14,000 in India.ALSO READ | Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro launched, price starts at around Rs 10,000ALSO READ | Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro India launch may not happen before DiwaliGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RedmiFollow XiaomiFollow Redmi Note 8Follow androidlast_img read more

Eight member associations in race to host women’s FIFA World Cup in 2023

first_imgEight member associations in race to host women’s FIFA World Cup in 2023Bidding member associations include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea, which is interested in a joint bid together with North Korea.advertisement Reuters LuasanneSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 23:22 IST Reuters PhotoEight member associations will continue their bid to host the expanded women’s World Cup in 2023, soccer’s world governing body FIFA confirmed on Tuesday.FIFA agreed to increase the number of participating teams for the 2023 event from 24 to 32 following this year’s edition in France, and it subsequently reopened the bidding process.Bidding member associations include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea, which is interested in a joint bid together with North Korea.Belgium, which registered its interest last month, as well as Bolivia were not on the latest list.”FIFA has dispatched updated bidding and hosting documents to all eight member associations, which will have until Dec. 13 to submit their bid book, the signed hosting agreement and all other hosting and bidding documents,” FIFA said in a statement here”Up until the deadline for bid submissions, any member association wishing to join an existing bid will be permitted to do so provided it also submits a bidding registration to FIFA.”The tournament’s expansion was pledged by FIFA president Gianni Infantino at the end of this year’s World Cup, which was won for a record-extending fourth time by the United States.Interest in the women’s game has arguably never been higher, with broadcast records broken all over the world in the June-July showpiece.Almost 59 million people watched France beat potential 2023 hosts Brazil in the last 16, becoming the most viewed women’s soccer match of all time.FIFA will conduct official inspections for relevant member associations in January and February 2020, and the hosts are expected to be named in May.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Women’s World Cup 2023Follow FIFA women’s World Cup 2023 Nextlast_img read more

A Dhoni or Kohli would never fall prey to bookies: ACU chief

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiSeptember 17, 2019UPDATED: September 17, 2019 16:48 IST MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are among the highest-paid cricketers in the globe (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSACU chief says top stars have more to lose than gain from bettingIf they can’t get into any tournament, they start their own leagues: ACU chiefTNPL came under the scanner after allegations of fixing in the T20 leagueThe recent allegations of fixing in the Tamil Nadu Premier League has once again started the debate whether the gentleman’s game is most prone to fixing in sports and whether the top Indian stars need to be wary of each and every individual around them. But BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh feels that the bookies or fixers would never waste their time in trying to approach top stars like a Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni.Speaking to IANS, the ACU chief said that it is the younger and more often than not the unsuccessful players who get lured into these things as they are either unaware of what is happening — in case of youngsters — or the money is too big to ignore.”If you ask me, today in cricket, a star has much more to lose than gain if he gets involved in this. Imagine a Virat Kohli or Dhoni getting into this. Things don’t just move by money, it is also the reputation that counts. They can’t sacrifice their reputation for such things. They are far bigger than all this.”Even if you are talking just in financial terms, do you think they will get involved — both in terms of the endorsement that they get because of their reputation and star power, as also the other benefits that they get.”Betting wouldn’t give them a small percentage of that money,” he explained.”These people (fixers and bookies) are looking at whatever opportunities they can get. If they can’t get into any tournament, they start their own leagues. They are now moving to new countries and in the name of promoting the sport, they organise tournaments and get teams. They pretend to be working for the game.advertisement”You can’t stop someone from organising a tournament because this is a free country. But what BCCI can do is say this is not recognised so registered players won’t go. Still, some young players fall for this. Sometimes, they also get players from outside to promote the league and make them ambassadors and stuff.”But the ACU chief says that the fact that they are moving outside India shows that the BCCI has been successful in their attempt to stop corruption in the game.”Look, the thing is, it is getting difficult for them and so they have to find different ways and means as they can’t carry on their business in traditional cricket. This has seen them organize leagues outside. We keep feeding ICC the informations we get and they scuttled some of the tournaments like the Afghan Premier League was held only for one edition.”The challenge before us is that majority of the corrupters are of Indian origin and they have started going out, which in turn shows that they are feeling the pressure in India and moving out which is a success for BCCI,” he smiled.Apart from legalizing betting, corruption in sports needs to be made a criminal offence as per the ACU chief.”The changes that need to be made to (legalise betting) aren’t very many. You notify an enforcement agency – could be the police or any agency that the government wants. The need is to have a debate on it as there are issues of morality involved. Like in some of our states, prohibition is there on alcohol. So, there are issues of morality involved and needs to be a debate among the law makers and then a decision needs to be reached on this.”Right now, corruption in sports is not such a big offence in India. Things will change if that is changed because it will give the police a clear cut law to rope them in. Some interpretation of the existing law needs to be put into effect in a way that it covers the area. If it is based on interpretation then everyone has their own interpretations,” he rued.Also Read | Vikram Rathour wants more careful approach from Rishabh PantAlso Read | Ben Stokes slams English daily for publishing sensitive information about his familyAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow BCCIFollow Virat KohliFollow MS DhoniFollow India national cricket teamFollow ACU chief Ajit SinghFollow India cricket bookies A Dhoni or Kohli would never fall prey to bookies: ACU chiefBCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ajit Singh has said fixers and bookies are looking at whatever opportunities that come their way rather than wasting their time on top stars of the likes of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Watch: Jemimah Rodrigues and Harleen Deol rap special song for Harmanpreet Kaur

first_img Next Watch: Jemimah Rodrigues and Harleen Deol rap special song for Harmanpreet KaurHarmanpreet Kaur recently became the most-capped player for India in T20 international cricket when she played her 100th match against South Africa.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 7, 2019UPDATED: October 7, 2019 08:44 IST (Harmanpreet Kaur Facebook Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJemimah and Harleen penned a special rap song for Harmanpreet KaurHarmanpreet Kaur recently became India’s most-capped player in T20I cricketTill date, no other Indian player apart from Harmanpreet – man or woman – has played 100 T20IsIndian women’s cricket team members Jemimah Rodrigues and Harleen Deol recently penned a special rap for their captain Harmanpreet Kaur on the occasion of her 100th T20 international match.Harmanpreet Kaur recently became the most-capped player for India in T20Is when she played the 6th match against South Africa in Surat on October 4.India lost that game by 105 runs with Harmanpreet scoring just 1 run as they got bowled out for 70 while chasing a huge target of 176. India though, clinched the series 3-1 series despite the loss as they had won the first, fourth and fifth games while the second and third were completely washed out in Surat.On Sunday, Jemimah Rodrigues posted a video on social media in which she could be seen rapping with teammate Harleen Deol.”Congratulations on your 100th T20i cap @ImHarmanpreet ??? Here’s a small tribute for you from Big Harry ft. Lil’ J,” Rodrigues captioned the video.Congratulations on your 100th T20i cap @ImHarmanpreetHere’s a small tribute for you from Big Harry ft. Lil’ J #HarmanpreetThor pic.twitter.com/bTCWmt06LBJemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) October 6, 2019Harmanpreet liked the video and thanked her teammates for the special gesture. “Thank you little ones. It indeed is a pleasure to have you all do this for me,” Harmanpreet replied as she re-tweeted the video.Thank you little ones It indeed is a pleasure to have you all do this for me https://t.co/rrTlRv4ANLHarmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) October 6, 2019Till date, no other Indian player apart from Harmanpreet – man or woman – has played 100 T20Is. Next on this list comes Indian legend MS Dhoni with 98 T20I appearances while India men’s ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma follows is also tied with Dhoni on 98 caps.advertisementOn the overall list, New Zealand’s Suzie Bates, Australian Ellyse Perry and Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik lead the pack with 111 T20I appearances each. While Malik is the only man to have featured in 100 T20Is, 10 women (including Kaur) have now played 100 or more shortest-format games for their respective countries.Also Read | India Women shot out for 2nd lowest T20I total as South Africa win 6th T20IAlso Read | Harmanpreet Kaur beats MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma to become the most capped Indian in T20IsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Harmanpreet KaurFollow Jemimah RodriguesFollow Harleen Deollast_img read more

Feasting: Pizza Beach Teaches How to Take the Best Food Photos

first_img To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport Feasting is a column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.We’ve all been there. You’re eating an amazing meal and want to document the deliciousness on social media, but your phone camera just isn’t doing it any justice. No one wants the bright light of a flash going off at their table or making friends wait for you to frame the perfect shot while their food gets cold. But one of the best parts of eating is sharing the meal with others, even if they can’t be sitting right next to you. So we brought in Rosa, the Instagrammer extraordinaire of Pizza Beach in NYC, to give us a few tips on getting the best shots.Pizza Beach opened in New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood this past winter, bringing much needed laid-back surf vibes when everybody was freezing. The menu features everything from both traditional and modern pies, baked in their wood-fired oven, to fresh pastas, seafood and seasonal salads. The wine list is extensive and there’s no shortage of tropical cocktails if you’re looking to get your buzz on. But our favorite part of Pizza Beach is their amazing Instagram. With a mix of mouth-watering food photos and wanderlust-inducing beach shots, it keeps us coming back for more on the daily. So we asked the brains behind it for five expert tips on taking the best food photos. Check out Rosa’s recommendations below.1. Natural light. I always snap photos either outside in our outdoors seating area or on the tables by the big window of our french doors. Nothing brings out the colours and textures of the food more beautifully than natural light.2. Be quick! When taking food photos, time is of the essence. Salads can wilt, cheese loses its yummy, stringy gooyness and basil leaves get soggy. So the quicker you snap, the better.3. Proportions. Even when I snap just half of a dish or a quarter of a pizza, I choose the yummiest looking part but keep in mind the proportions of the image. The eye loves symmetry and I adhere to that when taking food photos as closely as possible.4. Feast photos. Some dishes, no matter how delicious, don’t photograph as well as others – take scrambled eggs, for example. A little trick I have is to arrange less photogenic dishes in an aerial ‘feast’ photo as I like to call it. This way you also show off an array of other menu items.5. Variation. In my opinion, there’s nothing more boring than an Insta with food photos only. That’s why I like to mix it up. I incorporate photos of our exterior art by Nick Walker, merchandise, beach pics, interior photos and trips to Union Square Greenmarket. I think these lifestyle shots give depth and life to an Instagram account.Follow @pizzabeach on Instagram  Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out 6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020 The Best American Liqueur Editors’ Recommendations Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Pornlast_img read more

Paul Clifton and Hahn Vineyards Have the Pinot Noir for You

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Everything You Need to Know About White Pinot Noir Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley Why You Should Give White Zinfandel a Chance (Again) It was the 1992 Bernardus Bien Nacido Pinot Noir that made Paul Clifton want to become a winemaker. His girlfriend at the time brought home a bottle and after a few sips, he was spurred to action. “Before that I was a beer drinker,” Clifton says. “But it was one of those magical moments. We were sitting, drinking the wine by the Carmel River and I started thinking about how many variables there were in growing grapes and making wine. There would always be something to learn.”At the time, Clifton had been working for the U.S. Forest Service in Truckee, California before enrolling in Fire Academy at Butte College near Chico, California. But during the winter of 1996, looking for extra work, he saw a job listing for a cellar worker at Bernardus Winery in California’s Carmel Valley. Winemaking had run in Clifton’s family—his grandfather enjoyed making his own bottles—so he decided to apply. Paul spent five years working at Bernardus under Don Blackburn, a veteran of the wine business, before deciding to pursue his own degree in vitiology.Clifton’s professional travels led him to New Zealand and then back to California, where he joined Hahn Family Vineyards. The Hahn Family’s estates fun the length of the Santa Lucia Highlands, which is a crucial element to the success of their 2013 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir.RELATED: A New Wine Tradition From Claude Thibaut and Thibaut-JanissonPinot Noir found a boost in popularity after it was featured prominently in the 2005 film, Sideways—including one memorable monologue by actor Paul Giamatti. Most of the well-known Pinot Noirs in the United States come from the Willamette Valley in Oregon or the Russian River Valley in California. However, the Santa Lucia Highlands are producing some of the best American Pinot Noirs on the market. “It’s one of those things,” Clifton says, “ where the professionals in the business know about it, but the general consumer maybe doesn’t.”What makes the 2013 Hahn SLH Pinot Noirs special? According to Clifton, it is the blend of the wines from the northern and southern parts of the Santa Lucia Highlands. The Highlands run from the coast in the north, to more inland in the south. There is more of a mixture of fog, sun and wind in the north, which gives the grapes a thinner skin—the resulting wine more elegant. The grapes in the south, grown more inland, help give the wine a bolder color. “People that aren’t familiar with the area are blown away,” Clifton says. “They are surprised at how much is going on in the 2013 SLH. There’s a rounder flavor, more structure—its almost like berries popping in your mouth. Pinots from other regions may not have that same quality.”Clifton is right. The 2013 SLH Pinot Noir is extraordinarily refreshing. Each sip reveals a different flavor—the first perhaps something smooth like black cherry, the second maybe spices and the third could very well reveal a big berry taste. This is a wine that goes well with lamb, pork and salmon. “But around here,” Clifton says, “we like to drink it with duck confit tacos.”As far as the word getting out about the wine in the Santa Lucia Highlands, it’s just a matter of time. “All the growers in Santa Lucia are about pushing and promoting the quality of our wines,” Clifton says. “But there are not vineyards every mile or so. It’s still pretty much country out here.”Wine in its natural state—that sounds pretty good to us. What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist last_img read more

The Latest Wittmore Takeover: Outerknown by Kelly Slater and John Moore

first_imgWhen you’re throwing on your favorite t-shirt, do you ever stop and wonder what you’re really wearing? Sure, you might know the brand, fit, and color, but do you actually know what it’s made from? Better yet, do you even know where it’s made? If you answered no to all of the above, you need to take a look at Outerknown. While some brands wipeout on those questions, this one gets a perfect ten. Founded by 11-time World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater, Outerknown is giving consumers transparency through each level of the supply chain.Related: Kelly Slater Launches Sustainable Menswear Brand OuterknownKelly Slater and acclaimed menswear designer, John Moore, partnered to create a contemporary menswear brand that is functional, stylish, and makes sustainability the spearhead of their business model. Moore stated, “We’re surfers who grew up with surf brands, but we grew out of logos. And we want to wear clothing that’s made better, fits better and looks better.” Along with their eco-friendly supply chain, they have partnered with the Fair Labor Association and Bluesign to protect workers, promote proper working conditions, and eliminate harmful substances from the manufacturing process. Their commitment to Outerknown’s purpose shows that it is possible for a brand to be both fashionable and environmentally conscious. While it’s hard for anyone to replicate what Slater and Moore have done, they are hopeful that Outerknown will inspire change within the fashion and apparel industry.So, what’s next on Outerknown’s agenda? They’re taking over Wittmore, a popular menswear store in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. It’s a forward-thinking company for men who appreciate smart, high quality designs from established, niche, and emerging brands. Many in the LA area flocked to Wittmore this past Thursday to celebrate the partnership. Owner of Wittmore, Paul C. Witt, sees promise in the brand’s vision. “Outerknown’s minimal and modern take on surf inspired clothing really goes beyond that inspiration in many ways and appeals to the ageless guy. I’m a big fan of John Moore’s aesthetic and the direction he’s taking the line.” This will be Outerknown’s first retail installation in the United States, and both Slater and Moore are stoked to have the opportunity to bring their brand’s story and purpose to life.Related: Shop Class – WittmoreYou can shop the collection at both Wittmore locations as well as online. The Outerknown Takeover only lasts through mid-November, so hop on your board and ride the wave of sustainability. Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts A Beginner’s Guide to Successful Antiquing Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out Editors’ Recommendations Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attirelast_img read more

Hi-fi Corner: Audeze goes direct to Lightning with new EL-8 Titanium cans

first_img The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo Editors’ Recommendations The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached If the name Audeze doesn’t ring any bells, that’s ok. The high-end headphone maker isn’t exactly as popular as Beats. But Audeze just made a move that could be a bellwether for a potentially radical turn for the headphone world — a turn rumored to be led by Apple — and it might just give the company a serious boost in recognition. Say hello to the new EL-8 Titanium, an exciting new iteration on the company’s already revered planar magnetic headphones which includes a new Apple Lightning connected headphone cable, with a digital audio converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier built right in.Audeze made some big waves last year when its EL-8 headphones lured high-end planar magnetic designs away from the hi-fi and closer to mobile devices. The EL-8 quickly became one of our favorite headphones of the year. Now, with the EL-8 Titanium and their new Lightning cable system, users will be able to bypass an iPhone’s limited internal components for  high-res 24-bit digital audio playback, and better overall sound, supercharging the iPhone’s street cred as a quality music player.For those unfamiliar with planar magnetic headphones, the design uses a thin membrane excited by a magnet to create sound (as opposed to the cone and coil design of most headphones), making them notorious power hounds. As such, the original EL-8 were designed with a new kind of “Fluxor” magnet technology that focuses voltage towards the drivers in order to allow the cans to work better with smaller amplifiers — such as those inside mobile devices.Related: These crazy wireless earphones mold to fit in hot waterWith the new Titanium, Audeze aims to innovate mobile listening even further, bypassing an iPhone’s internal DAC and amplifier entirely by building all the critical electronics right into the cable itself. When plugging in digitally, users even have the ability to adjust the EQ and sound presets through the Audeze app.By relying only on your phone’s digital output, the EL-8 Titanium are also compatible with audio files at 24-bit resolution, the starting point for high-resolution audio files. It should be noted, however, that the resolution for current iPhone models tops out at 24bit/48kHz, which is higher than CD-quality files, but lower than the 24bit/96kHz resolution commonly accepted as hi-res quality.While most folks listen to lossy MP3s and streaming services for convenience while on the go, both the DAC and headphone amplifier inside Audeze’s new Lightning-connected cable should still provide a considerable improvement in sound quality for Titanium users.The Titanium’s new Lightning-based system is perhaps more intriguing given the long-whispered rumors that Apple is considering doing away with the conventional 3.5mm headphone jack altogether for future iPhones, ostensibly to make them the thinnest phones in the world. Is it possible that Audeze has inside Apple info we don’t have access to? The Apple-approved logos on the box certainly seem to point that directionRelated: Behold the greatest headphones in the world, the Sennheiser OrpheusEither way, given the fact that the cans allow for higher resolution playback from current iPhones, and also come with a standard headphone cable for the same brilliant audio experience you’ll get from the original EL-8 from any input, this a pretty low-risk investment for Apple fans. Design elements were also upgraded for the Titanium, courtesy of BMW DesignWorksUSA, which used sleek aluminum components to create the “Titanium” look.  Unfortunately, they only come in the closed-back design (we prefer the open-back).The EL-8 Titanium will be sold directly online and through select Apple retail stores. At an MSRP of $800 — $100 more than the original EL-8 — users are essentially paying for the Lightning cable and components as part of the package, which aren’t currently sold separately. Whether that’s worth the money may just depend upon what kind of tracks/storage capacity you have on your iPhone.Regardless, this design move by Audeze could be a sign of future events. Ditching the convention headphone jack wouldn’t necessarily mean instantly making millions of headphones obsolete. The solution could be as simple as a new kind of headphone cable, such as the one seen here.We hope to get some hands-on time with the EL-8 Titanium’s new digital setup soon, so stay tuned.This post was originally posted on our “brother site” Digital Trends. The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play Applast_img read more

Keeping It Cool At Camp: Tips For Safe Hot Camping

first_img The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware Hang Tight with the Best Camping and Backpacking Hammocks It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Dispersed Camping Is Your Way to Camp for Free All Over the U.S. The Best Sleeping Bags for Backpacking and Camping Editors’ Recommendations Summer is the high season for outdoor adventuring. During the summer months, more hikers hit the trails, more climbers clamber toward summits, and more campers… um… go camping. The long, sunlit days and the temperate nights (not to mention the time off from school and the frequent cashing in of vacation days earned at work — OK so actually I did mention both of those things) make this the ideal time for enjoying the wilderness.Related: Summertime HikesBut in case you hadn’t noticed, summer is also the hottest season of the year. It’s true! Just check your almanac. That elevated heat means an elevated potential for dehydration, heat stroke, heat cramps, and more wretched stuff you will do well to avoid. One can safely enjoy the outdoors even on the hottest days of summer so long as proper precaution is taken.And know the signs of heat-related ailments! If you find yourself or one of your fellow outdoorsmen exhibiting any of the following…Confusion or Extreme FatigueDizziness or FaintingHeadache, Cramping, and/or VomitingPale SkinRapid Heartbeat…then it’s time to stop moving, cool down, hydrate, and potentially seek medical assistance. The right time to combat heat exhaustion is before it starts, so take plenty of breaks when trekking or climbing, drink plenty of water at all times, and consider these other steps to have a safe, enjoyable hot camping trip.AN ICE COLD BOTTLEBefore you set out for a summer hike, take the time to freeze a bottle or two of water. (Remember that you need several liters of water per day when on the go.) Just make sure to leave some room in the bottle, as water expands when frozen and could crack some materials. If you forgot to freeze a bottle, or you just didn’t feel like doing so, instead load a bottle with ice cubes and then top it off with water. You’ll thank yourself a few hours later when you’re pouring sweat in the summer heat yet sipping water that’s as cold as winter’s chill.(A sweaty author in need of dry clothing)KEEP DRY TO KEEP COOLPerspiration keeps you cool thanks to evaporation. The more you sweat, the cooler you will be, so long as that moisture your body produces can dissipate. In extreme humidity, and/or when you are sweating profusely, it becomes harder for your body to cool itself with all that lovely sweat. That’s why it’s important you keep a dry towel or other garment on hand to wipe away your sweat, and why you should change out of sodden clothing clothing regularly. (Ironically, staying dry is also critical for staying warm: wet clothing is a leading contributor to hypothermia, and FYI more outdoorsmen are afflicted with hypothermia during the summer than the winter. The more you know!)SUN BLOCK. HATS. SHADE.As much as humanly possible, just stay out of the sun. Stay in the shade when you can, and when you can’t do that, keep the sun off your skin. Wearing a hat is critical, and while it might seem counterintuitive, wearing long but lightweight clothing can often keep you cooler than letting the sun fall on your exposed skin. (Do you think the Bedouin wear long robes purely for fashion?) If your skin is going to be in the sun, make sure it is slathered with sun block. A sun burn will elevate your body temperature, and let’s not even get started on the long term damage sun exposure can cause.WATCH IT WITH THE PROTEINYou need protein to keep you going when on a hike or climb, but if possible, ingest those meatstuffs, eggs, and other protein sources after you have finished the day’s trek or when you have sufficient time for digestion before getting under way. Digesting protein increases your body’s metabolic activity, a side effect of which is heat. Also make sure to eat smaller meals when on the move outdoors for the same reason. And if you like spicy food, indulge: that spice sweat cools you down without the need for accompanying exertion.Related: Biolite’s New Camp Cook Stovelast_img read more

Green Spaces Across Corporate Area Get Facelift

first_imgStory Highlights Officials and staff of the entity were joined by corporate sponsors and volunteers in cleaning and beautifying the community areas on Labour Day, May 23. Mayor Williams told JIS News that the municipal corporation will be collaborating with Nestlé to develop the park.“The partnership will go beyond Labour Day. It is a very important space for us, and we will be doing work there to make it into a major space for the city,” he said.He commended the support for the projects undertaken across Kingston and St. Andrew.“The corporate sponsorship was very good and we are very pleased with all the projects. We look forward to creating a vibrant and good-looking city,” Mayor Williams said.Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams (right), and Chief Executive Officer for the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), Robert Hill, prepare a swing set for painting, as they carry out Labour Day activities in a community park on Spanish Town Road, St. Andrew, on Labour Day, May 23. Several parks and recreational areas across the Corporate Area have been given a much-needed facelift by the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAMC).Officials and staff of the entity were joined by corporate sponsors and volunteers in cleaning and beautifying the community areas on Labour Day, May 23.Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams, told JIS News that the focus was on renovating green spaces where children play, in keeping with the Labour Day 2019 theme, ‘Child Safety… It’s you, It’s me, It’s all ah we’.He said that several pedestrian crossings close to primary schools were also repainted.The day’s activities started at the Foska Oval on Spanish Town Road, where officials from the KSAMC were joined by political representatives and community volunteers in cutting the playfield, erecting fencing, cleaning seats, among other things. Two nearby community parks were also cleaned and painted.Over in Duhaney Park, the KSAMC partnered with Nestlé Jamaica to renovate the community park.Junior councillors, festival queen contestants, and members of the community joined in the exercise, which included planting of trees and flowers, mounting stands for water tanks, painting murals, and paving some areas of the park.General Manager for Nestlé Jamaica’s Health and Wellness Foundation, Garfene Grandison (left), engages with Festival Queen finalist, Rasheeda Murphy. They were painting a mural on a section of wall at a green space in the Duhaney Park community on Labour Day, May 23. The work was undertaken by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) in partnership with Nestlé Jamaica. Several parks and recreational areas across the Corporate Area have been given a much-needed facelift by the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAMC). Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams, told JIS News that the focus was on renovating green spaces where children play, in keeping with the Labour Day 2019 theme, ‘Child Safety… It’s you, It’s me, It’s all ah we’. For his part, General Manager for Nestlé Jamaica’s Health and Wellness Foundation, Garfene Grandison, said that development of the Duhaney Park green space is in keeping with Nestlé’s focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle.He pledged his company’s support for the undertaking, which includes implementing a recycling project to address littering, and mounting artwork to promote wellness.He said the park “will stand as a place of pride, knowing that it was done by Jamaicans for Jamaicans to enjoy”Meanwhile, community member, Aldith Hazzart, told JIS News that she was “excited to see the place looking clean”.“It will do a lot to boost the morale in the community,” she said, while urging residents to take ownership of the facility.last_img read more

New Super Post-Panamax Cranes Start Work at Port of …

first_imgzoom All four of the super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes that arrived at the Port of Savannah in June are now fully operational at Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal.The cranes arrived on a specialized vessel June 5. After the cranes were offloaded, crews began raising the booms, and the electrical and machinery housings roughly 100 feet to their proper position. Additional on-site work included elevator installation and final wiring connections.“Our new cranes, coupled with the pending harbor deepening and superior road and rail connections beyond our gates, mean the Port of Savannah is poised to take advantage of the next evolution in global commerce,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. The first of the new cranes went into service in August, with additional cranes coming online every few weeks. Today, the fourth new super post-Panamax crane begins moving cargo. Each new crane can lift up to 65 tons.When the deeper Panama Canal opens in 2015, the average vessel calling on the U.S. East Coast is expected to shift from a capacity of 4,500 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) to approximately 9,000 TEUs. The larger vessels will offer 20 percent to 40 percent savings on shipping costs.“The four additional ship-to-shore cranes increase our fleet to 27, including nine post-Panamax and 16 super post-Panamax cranes,” said Chief Operating Officer Griff Lynch. “Operating over 9,700 feet of contiguous berth space, the new equipment will mean even faster turn times for the vessels calling on Savannah — generating both time and cost savings for port customers.”Lynch said ships calling on Savannah already enjoy immediate service upon arrival, instead of having to wait for a leased berth space to open. He added that the improvements to the Port of Savannah’s crane fleet demonstrate the GPA’s commitment to expand capacity, provide more opportunities for growth and greater flexibility to meet customer needs.“With on-terminal improvements such as these new ship-to-shore cranes and the state’s expansion of truck routes beyond our gates, Georgia is making the capacity improvements necessary to keep pace with global trade,” said GPA Board Chairman Robert Jepson. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Port of Savannah, October 24, 2013 Print  Closelast_img read more

MV Danio’s Operator Fined over Farne Islands Grounding

first_imgMCA, March 28, 2014 zoom The operator of a coaster ship which grounded in an environmentally sensitive area off the Northumberland coast has been ordered to pay nearly £73,000 in fines and costs after its crew failed to keep a proper lookout.On the evening of 15 March 2013, the MV Danio left Perth, in Scotland, with a cargo of logs, destined for Ghent, in Belgium. The Master was on watch until around midnight when he handed over to the Chief Officer, who had contracted an eye infection after handling a previous ‘dusty’ cargo.After coming on watch the Chief Officer’s eyes became increasingly irritable, so he sat on a settee, put his head back, and administered some prescription eye drops. He then inadvertently fell asleep.He was woken up 90 minutes later by the noise of the ship grounding in the early hours of 16 March. Examination of the AIS track showed that the vessel went in a straight line from the Firth of Forth until it ran aground on rocks underneath the Farne Island lighthouse. There was no lookout on watch, so the Chief Officer was alone on the bridge.The MV Danio crossed an outer reef before hitting a rocky shelf. It hit head on, but then pivoted about 180˚, which resulted in the whole ship becoming stuck on the rocks.The crew did not contact HM Coastguard for an hour after the incident occurred. However, they contacted the vessel’s owners within that time.The vessel was finally removed on 28 March 2013, when tidal conditions allowed it to be refloated and it was towed to Blyth for inspection.At a hearing yesterday (27 March 2014) at Newcastle Crown Court, the operator of the MV Danio, Cuxship Management GmbH, of Cuxhaven, Germany, was fined £60,000 and ordered to pay costs of £12,796.77, along with a victim surcharge of £120, after pleading guilty to a breach of UK maritime legislation.HH Judge Brian Forster said: “It is clear to me the shocking failure to comply with regulations led the vessel to sail on automatically.“The potential for disaster was obvious, as it sailed on silently at night, with no lookout, with the threat to other vessels at sea.”Alan Thomson, Surveyor in Charge at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Tyne Marine Office, said:“It was very fortunate that the damage to the MV Danio was relatively small and that there were no injuries or deaths.“It is also fortunate that the effects on such an environmentally sensitive area as the Farne Islands were minimal.“The requirement to keep a good lookout is set out in UK, national and international legislation. All owners and operators are reminded to ensure that their vessels are being operated and manned correctly.” My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Closelast_img read more

Remontowa Bags AHTS Deal

first_imgMay 26, 2014 zoom Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A., member of Remontowa Holding, has won a new contract for the construction of an anchor handling, tug and supply (AHTS) vessel.The vessel will be built for Canadian – Norwegian joint venture, than she will be used for a charter to one of the largest oil companies in the world – ExxonMobil. The AHTS will be built according to Rolls – Royce Marine design.The vessel is destined for satisfying the general demands of the offshore industry, primarily – ice management including monitoring of freezing level and – if necessary correcting course of moving icebergs to protect offshore installations in region of Labrador and Newfoundland.Furthermore vessel will be used for passenger transport and evacuation, oil recovery and fire-fighting protection.The newbuild will be equipped with a water monitor, which will break the pack ice around the platform and prevent from formation of ice cover.The Rolls – Royce Wave Piercing hull will cut through the waves, minimize the shipping of green water and ensure a safer and more pleasant journey. The robust hybrid propulsion system will increase the vessel operational flexibility and reduce fuel consumption.Delivery of this vessel is scheduled in fourth quarter of 2015.Remontowa Shipbuilding has a great experience in building offshore support vessels. During last 10 years the yard has delivered 40 offshore support vessels enjoying an excellent reputation and customer recognition.last_img read more

Giant Gates for Deurganck Lock Reach Antwerp

first_imgThe brand new giant gates for the Deurganck dock locks have arrived earlier today at the Port of Antwerp on board the heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 15.This ship left China at the beginning of April carrying four giant lock gates together with the trolleys on which they will run, two combined road and rail bridges in sections and the dam caisson.According to Marine Traffic data, the Hong Kong-flagged heavy lifter, with the giant cargo on board, is at anchor in Antwerp Area.The Deurganck dock lock will be 4 m deeper than the Berendrecht lock, making way for larger ships that are now coming into operation. The four lock doors have dimensions of 70 × 11 × 27 m (LxWxH) and weigh 2,000 tonnes each.The gates were built by the Chinese steel constructor Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited (ZPMC).Unloading of the behemoth cargo will take about two weeks, followed by manoeuvring of the lock gates into position, which will be a feat of engineering in itself.The Deurganck dock lock, the largest lock in the world, is due to become operational in 2016. The filling of the dock started on April 27th.Situated on the left bank of the River Scheldt, the construction of the lock had a price tag of EUR 340 mil, with 50% of its cost financed by the EIB.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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first_imgVIDEO: 22 Evacuated as Car Carrier Lists in Bay of BiscayA crew of 22 people were evacuated after the Panama-flagged car carrier Modern Express started listing some 148 miles off Cape Ortegal, Galicia, in the Bay of Biscay, accor… Read More Japan Wants More Oil from IranFollowing the sanctions lifting against Iran on Friday, Japan plans to extend its deal on crude oil purchase from Iran until April 2017 National Iranian Oil Company NIOC s… Read More World Maritime News Staff World’s Fastest Ship Design Cuts Fuel Consumption by 74 PctThe 80-knot ship concept introduced by Norway’s former Viking Ships, now InSvivia Technologies, has been further developed now reaching 74 less fuel consumption, the de… Read More Shell Shareholders Back Merger with BGRoyal Dutch Shell’s shareholders have today voted in favour of the recommended combination between Shell and British rival gas producer BG Group Plc… Read More Vessel Ordering Down 40% in 2015Overall contracting of new vessels in 2015 dropped by 40% to 1,306 units from 2,162 in 2014, with estimated newbuild investment falling from USD 113bn to USD 69bn, according t… Read More last_img read more

Celsius Shipping Expands Bulk Carrier Fleet

first_imgzoom Denmark-based shipowner Celsius Shipping has purchased two 57,000 dwt Supramax bulk carriers from German shipping company Conti Group KG for a price of USD 8 million each, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The vessels in question are the Conti Flint and the Conti Fuchsit, both built in 2012 at China’s shipyard COSCO Guangdong.VesselsValue data shows that the market value of each ship stands at USD 11.5 million.The purchase was made just days after Celsius Shipping decided to buy two 63,500 dwt Ultramax bulkers from French shipowner Setaf Saget.The two Ultramaxes, namely the 2012-built JS Rhin and JS Loire, were purchased for a price of USD 12.75 million each on August 26.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

Long Beach Commission Mulls MSCs Offer

first_imgzoom The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners held a meeting yesterday to consider Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) proposal to take over a majority stake in a long-term lease to operate the largest container terminal in the Californian port.The port of Long Beach said that, if approved, the deal could bring in business to replace the cargo volume lost at Long Beach’s Pier T when South Korean Hanjin Shipping declared bankruptcy in August.Namely, earlier this week Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), MSC’s subsidiary, signed an agreement to purchase Hanjin Shipping’s 54 percent stake in the terminal operator Total Terminals International (TTI) at Pier T.The remaining 46 percent stake in the terminal operator is already held by MSC.After the deal received approval from the Seoul Central District Court, the South Korean bankruptcy court is seeking approvals from U.S. authorities, including the Port of Long Beach.“If the Board approves this agreement, we look forward to working with our industry partners to continue improving and modernizing the Port of Long Beach,” Lori Ann Guzmán, Board of Harbor Commissioners President, said.The new pact would give MSC sole control of a 25-year lease, signed by Total Terminals International (TTI) in August 2002, to operate Pier T.The deal would also require the installation of two new cranes capable of handling container ships with capacities of 20,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) within three years, the port of Long Beach said.last_img read more

Funding Available for Affordable Housing

first_img the creation of more than 550 new affordable rental homes; the preservation of 176 homes that would have been lost to families who could not afford necessary repairs; six families, who might not have been able to do so otherwise, were helped with the purchase of new homes; and single-parent students attending university received assistance through the Affordable Student Housing Pilot Program. A total of $56.2 million will be committed under the Canada-Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Agreement by 2009. Information on the Canada-Nova Scotia Affordable Housing agreement is available at local housing services offices or on the Department of Community Services website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms . Hundreds of low-income Nova Scotians will be living in new, or newly renovated homes, thanks to a $42 million government commitment to social and affordable housing. A new Affordable Housing Trust, which was announced in the federal budget earlier this week, allocates $23 million to Nova Scotia. And the province is ready to invest another $18.9 million under the Canada-Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Agreement. “Our priority is to make safe, appropriate and affordable housing available for Nova Scotians who need it,” said Community Services Minister David Morse. “This money will enable us to address the most pressing needs across the province.” The Affordable Housing Trust will be invested in various forms of affordable housing, including existing social housing. Meanwhile, the second phase of the Canada-Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Agreement will begin immediately to provide funding for the construction and renovation of affordable housing units, provide rent subsidies and help some low-income earners buy their own homes. “This agreement has already put hundreds of families, all over the province, into decent, affordable homes,” said Mr. Morse. “We’ll continue to work with our federal and community partners to build on that success.” The new Affordable Housing Agreement funds will be available through four programs. The New Rental Housing Initiative encourages the construction or conversion of affordable rental housing for low-income households in areas of need. Developers are provided with an up-front capital contribution to build new rental housing. A portion of the units may receive rent supplement assistance for low-income households. The Rental Preservation Program preserves existing affordable rental housing for lower-income households by providing capital funding for renovations. The level of funding varies based on the repairs required. The New Home Purchase Program supports the creation of modest new homes for low-income households in designated urban areas of revitalization. The level of funding varies depending on development costs, down payments, and the owners’ ability to finance. The Home Preservation Program helps low-income homeowners make major repairs to their homes to address health and safety issues. On average, the funding ranges from $30,000 to $35,000 per unit. As of March 31, $37.3 million has been committed by the federal and provincial governments and housing partners for the construction or renovation of 928 units. For Nova Scotians this means:last_img read more