Suriname police issue bulletin for missing Guyanese fishermen

first_img Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Suriname police issue bulletin for missing Guyanese fishermen by: – October 5, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 36 Views   no discussions Flag of Suriname. Image via: flagspot.netPARAMARIBO, Suriname — The Suriname police force (KPS) issued a bulletin in local newspapers on Tuesday for five Guyanese fishermen who went missing in Suriname waters on August 16 this year. According to the bulletin, Ouditnaire ‘Randy’ Ramnaraine, Dhanpat ‘Shrimp’ Narine, Martin ‘Conje’ Sumesh, Dhanpat ‘Nanan’ Khemraj and Clifford ‘Egan’ Singh, on August 7 left from 66 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, in a fishing vessel ‘Reshma’ with registration number SK-925 for the fishing grounds in Surinamese waters. However, the five fishermen didn’t return home on 16 August as they had planned. “Said fishing vessel was found adrift and abandoned along the coast of the Coronie district on Sunday August 21, 2011,” the police notice said. Individuals are requested to come forward with any information that could assist with the ongoing investigation.Acting Chief of Police, Humphrey Tjin Liep Shie, noted during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that a special police unit is investigating all recent pirate attacks in Surinamese waters. Last week, four suspected pirates, including three Guyanese and one Suriname national, were nabbed in Paramaribo. They have been remanded to prison while assisting with the investigations. The police chief said that the Surinamese police force is working closely with its Guyanese counterparts in the search for the missing Guyanese fishermen. “We have done aerial searches with a helicopter for several days, but came up empty-handed,” Tjin Liep Shie noted. He added that, during investigations of other cases of pirate attacks, inquiries were negatively impacted by several challenges. It has been discovered, he revealed, that in many cases fishing boats had similar registration numbers. “During investigations we stumbled on cases where Suriname has issued a specific number to a boat but at sea we discovered that sometimes up to five boats are operating with identical registration numbers. People are operating with falsely duplicated permits. If in any case there is an attack on one of these boats it’s very difficult to investigate which one was involved. We have to deal with all these challenges during investigations,” said the police commander. Tjin Liep Shie further noted that identification of attack victims often is also difficult since most of the fishermen when leaving Guyanese shores are only known by their first name or nickname. “Registration of fishermen in Guyana is very poor. Sometimes people don’t know the family names of the men and in Guyana they are aware that registration should be improved,” said the Suriname police chief. By Ivan CairoCaribbean News Now contributorlast_img read more

Shorthanded Leafs rally past Sicamous 6-3

first_imgNelson received scoring from an unlikely source as defenceman Patrick Croome had three helpers to lead the short-staffed Leafs to a 6-3 victory over Sicamous Eagles in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.Croome led a Nelson team that was missing two key defenceman and team leaders, Robson Cramer and Darnel St. Pierrie, both out of the lineup due to suspension.“Coming out with a short bench we knew this was going to be tough, but it was awesome the way we were able to come out in the second and take control,” said Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap following the game.“Not only half of our defensive core was gone, but we were also missing a line so we were down to nine forwards,” Dunlap added.“We had a lot of guys injured but we were able to battle through and it showed out on the ice because no one was an individual out there . . . everyone was working as a team.”Not only did Nelson suffer its first regulation loss of the season Friday, a 4-2 setback to Kimberley Dynamiters at home, but the Leafs also lost Cramer and St. Pierre in the process to suspension.Cramer was whistled for a checking-from-behind penalty in the final 10 minutes of the game — an infraction that carries with it a 10-minute misconduct and a one-game suspension.Meanwhile St. Pierre was hit with another checking-to-the-head penalty. The infraction cost the heavy hitter a two-game suspension due to an accumulation of head infractions.The loss of two veterans saw the versatile Blair Andrews move back to the blueline to help the defensive core. The move didn’t pay early dividends as two giveaways by Leaf players led to a 2-0 lead for the visiting Eagles after 20 minutes on goals by Nathan Piessis and Tyson Taylor.However, in the second period Croome & Company were able to take advantage to mental errors by the Eagles to pump in six consecutive goals — three coming in the opening five minutes of the frame take a 6-2 lead into the second intermission.Sicamous, a team that opened witih eight shots in the first frame, was held to just four in the second period as Nelson outshot the visitors 26-4.“We knew we had to score the first goal in the second . . . it was huge for us,” said Dunlap, who was convinced by Leaf new coach Dave McLellan to return to the team before training camp.“If they would have scored . . .. Being down 2-0 we were kind of down on ourselves. But we were able to come in to the room, regroup and were able to take it to them in the second.”Matt MacDonald and Jay Sidhu, each with a pair, Austin Lindsay and Cody Paivarinta, scored for Nelson.Dunlap said Sicamous gave the Leafs life by taking so many penalties in the second frame.“We’ve got a new power play system for us this year and it’s working really well for us,” said Dunlap.In the third the Leafs held the fort, even though Eagles’ forward Korwin Shewchuk was able to score once on goalie Adam Maida, who had a bounce back game between the pipes for Nelson.The strong second period gave Nelson the edge on shots, 40-23 and a win for Maida in the Leaf nets.LEAF NOTES: Nelson dressed 15 players for Sunday’s contest. . . .The offensive performance of Patrick Croome earned the rearguard Nelson’s Player-of-the-game honours. — Despite the weekend split, Nelson, 4-1-1-1, maintains a one-point advantage in Murdoch Division standings over Spokane Braves. Spokane split in a weekend series against Grand Forks. The Bruins won 3-0 Friday in the Boundary City before Spokane won the rematch 8-0 at home Sunday. Sicamous defeated Spokane 3-2 Saturday in Spokane. . .  .The three points by Croome (three goals, five assists) moves the Calgary native into second spot in Leaf scoring, one point behind Rayce Miller (five goals, four assists). . . . Nelson, 3-1-1-1, completes its home stand Friday against Chase at the NDCC Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.last_img read more


first_imgTHE EVENING JEWEL STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 11 (of 12)  Approximate post time, 5:05 p.m. PDTLater My Love – Agapito Delgadillo – 120Skye Diamonds – Victor Espinoza – 122Shy Carmelita – Joe Talamo – 120Pacific Heat – Flavien Prat – 124Be a Lady – Rafael Bejarano – 122Run Like the Boss – Fernando Perez – 120Bako Sweets – Mike Smith – 120Roo’s Valentine – Martin Pedroza – 124Patriotic Diamond – Abel Lezcano – 124Run for Retts – Tyler Baze – 120 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2016)–Stakes winners Pacific Heat, Patriotic Diamond and Roo’s Valentine will all return to dirt and cut back in distance as they head a field of 10 in Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for California bred or sired 3-year-old fillies going six and half furlongs on the main track. Part of the lucrative Golden State Series, the Evening Jewel will be run for the fifth consecutive year.All three fillies ran in state-bred turf stakes going a mile over a surface deemed ‘good’ in their last outing; Pacific Heat in the China Doll Stakes at Santa Anita March 12 and both Patriotic Diamond and Roo’s Valentine in the Cal Cup Oaks on Jan. 30.PACIFIC HEAT- Trained by Peter Eurton, this filly by Unusual Heat was bought for $175,000 at the Barretts limited October 2014 yearling sale, and has had high expectations placed on her ever since. A resounding winner of a maiden special weight at Los Alamitos in late September by 13 ½ lengths at first asking, Pacific Heat went on win the Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Del Mar Oct. 29. Her two most recent outings have been at a mile on the grass, resulting in a win in the Cal Cup Oaks Jan. 30 and most recently a fourth after leading throughout in the China Doll Stakes March 12. Owned by Sharon Alesia, Mike Burns, Ciaglia Racing, LLC and Taylor Legan, she is 5-3-0-0 overall with $256,280 in earnings.PATRIOTIC DIAMOND – Trained by Patrick Biancone and owned by Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC, this filly by Hat Trick last ran a game second to Pacific Heat in the Cal Cup Oaks on the turf but was a winner at six furlongs on the main track at Del Mar in the Generous Portion Stakes on Aug. 28, 2015. Sixth in the Grade I Starlet at Los Alamitos in December, her most recent work was a bullet 47 flat at Santa Anita on April 5. She will gain a new rider in Abel Lezcano Saturday and is 6-2-2-1 overall with $191,550 in earnings.ROO’S VALENTINE – Prior to a sixth place finish in the Cal Cup Oaks, this filly by Vronsky out of the Cindago mare, Black Valentine had never run out of the money. With a win on Nov. 5 in a one-mile turf maiden special weight, she followed that up with half-length score in the $100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos Dec. 5. Roo’s Valentine will retain the services of Martin Pedroza. She is 6-2-1-2 overall with earnings of $120,240. EVENING JEWEL IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIEScenter_img First post time for a 12-race program on Sunday is at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.last_img read more


first_imgRuth Adler: Visiting Donegal next WednesdayThe Australian Ambassador to Ireland, Dr. Ruth Adler, will perform the official opening of Letterkenny Men’s Shed at the Old Laundry, St. Conal’s Hospital next week.Letterkenny Men’s Shed has been developed by Letterkenny Community Development Project (Letterkenny C.D.P.) in association with HSE West Stroke Medical Rehabilitation Unit (SMRU) and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) teams in Letterkenny.This partnership approach to working with a community development ethos facilitates an environment that is inclusive, supporting and empowering. Men of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this project. It offers the members an opportunity to share tools, skills and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing; at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.The skills learned by the men in this project will enable them to take a more active role in their community and enhance their own health and wellbeing. The “Shed” is affiliated to National Men’s Shed Ireland and is also supported by the Dept. of Social Protection through Community Employment Programme.Letterkenny C.D.P. is a non-profit making charitable organisation based in Community House 2 Errigal Road Letterkenny.Cathal Monaghan, Men’s Shed Co-ordinator with Letterkenny C.D.P. said: “A Men’s Shed is where men can come together with a common purpose and become part of a local, national and international Men’s Shed Movement; which is one of the fastest growing and most successful community projects available to men. “Our target groups are men who are unemployed, retired or who have spare time on their hands and wish to spend it in a way that promotes inclusion and equality and enhances their health & wellbeing. Professionally trained staff from both teams, will provide instruction, supervision and support to the Men’s Shed participants, and also develop highly individual classes and community activities for each programme participant.”The concept of the Men’s Shed originated in Australia and was designed to help older men living in rural areas to find new friends and interests.Dr Adler will be in Letterkenny next Wednesday.The first Irish Men’s Shed was established in 2009, and there are currently around 170 sheds across the country, with an average of 5,000 members.The initiative provides a space in the community where men can come together to use their talents and ideas to enrich their own lives as well as contributing to their local communities. * Anyone interested in getting involved in Letterkenny Men’s Shed can get further details on opening times etc. by contacting Letterkenny C.D.P. on 074 9120633 or by contacting Cathal Monaghan, Men’s Shed Co-ordinator on 086 2270437 or [email protected] We can also be found on Facebook at AMBASSADOR TO OPEN LETTERKENNY ‘MEN’S SHED’ was last modified: December 4th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR TO OPEN LETTERKENNY ‘MEN’S SHED’last_img read more

South Africa in the Washington Post

first_img Download South Africa Now (PDF, 2.12 MB) The supplement, titled South Africa Now, was included in the 6 October 2010 edition of the newspaper. It features contributions by Professor Anton Harber, Caxton chair of journalism at Wits University, veteran journalists Simon Barber and John Battersby, AngloGold Ashanti CEO Mark Cutifani, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, US ambassador to South Africa Donald Gips, Jann Turner, the director of hit South African movie White Wedding, and Miller Matola, CEO of the International Marketing Council of South Africa. Barber, who is also the Washington-based US country manager for Brand South Africa, commissioned Big Media to produce South Africa Now, and edited it in collaboration with Mary Alexander, the former editor of “With my background as a journalist, I have tended to question the value of supplements like these, figuring they would mostly go unread and land up on the bottom of birdcages,” said Barber.Truly reflective of Brand South Africa “Recently, however, Bric nations such as Russia and China started doing supplements in the Washington Post that were actually interesting to read, so I began to have second thoughts. What clinched the deal for me was knowing I could enlist the talents of Big Media’s writers, editors and designers. “I was confident we could put something together something that was truly reflective of Brand South Africa and which would get read not just by Washington decision makers but by the captains of global finance who would be in Washington for the IMF/World Bank annual meetings when we published.” Printed in full colour, South Africa Now features photography from the image library as well as a stunning American-style op-ed illustration by multi-award-winning South African graphic journalist Francois Smit. It was designed by Irwin Manoim, Big Media’s creative director. A newspaper production and design expert with 30 years in the industry, Manoim is a joint founder and former editor of the Mail & Guardian and of the pioneering internet venture, the electronic Mail & Guardian.The message is: South Africa matters “The message of South Africa Now is that South Africa matters, that it’s a country of smart, creative people who have their own ways of doing things and who are making a difference globally,” said Barber. The supplement leads with an exploration of South Africa’s ambitious efforts to balance a growing economy with the need to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, with the most recent example being plans for a huge, US$21-billion, 5,000 megawatt solar park and a smaller solar installation on the island where Nelson Mandela was once jailed. The front page also features a look at Soweto, a book by Jodie Bieber, the South African photographer now most famous for the now-iconic and shocking Time magazine cover featuring the mutilated face of 18-year-old Afghani girl Aisha. Elsewhere in the supplement, Motlanthe looks at Africa’s place in the new economic world order. Harber discusses media freedom in South Africa, Matola reports on efforts to fix Africa’s brand, and Turner writes about the “normal, crazy, mixed-up country” that inspired White Wedding. Want to read more? Download South Africa Now (PDF, 2.12 MB). First published by – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. South Africa’s unique mix of energy, humanity, sheer doggedness and uncanny problem-breaking ability are showcased in full colour in a six-page supplement in the prestigious Washington Post newspaper, titled South Africa Now and produced on behalf of Brand South Africa.last_img read more

Tips for Working With a Shallow Depth of Field

first_imgGive your video shots greater dimension! Follow these tips for shooting shallow depth of field.Shallow depth of field places the focus on one part of your image, while other areas in the frame are out of focus. A lot of video (and still photo) newbies struggle with creating selective focus in their videos. So what can you do to give your video shots shallow DoF? Follow these tips for success.Creating Shallow Depth of Field1. Open up your aperture.The quickest way to get shallow depth of field is to shoot with a wide aperture lens at a low f-stop number. Unfortunately these lenses are expensive. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on wide aperture zoom lenses try looking for prime lenses instead. They tend to give you a much wider aperture at a much lower cost. Plus, having a zoom lens isn’t as important with video as it is for still photography.2. Use a telephoto lens.Telephoto lenses have a much more shallow depth of field than their wider counterparts. This means, generally, an 85mm lens will have a more shallow depth of field than a 50mm lens and so on.3. Create DistanceSimply separating the distance of your subject from the other elements in your frame will increase background blur considerably. Another consideration would be moving your subject close to your camera. This will give you a psuedo-macro environment, and in-turn make your background much blurrier.4. Use a Full Frame CameraFull-frame sensors are capable of producing a shallower depth of field than a cropped sensor. This is due to the fact that to get a 50mm equivalent image on a APS-C sensor you would need to use a 31mm lens – the wider the lens the less blurry the background.Shallow Depth of Field Tips and Tools1. Focus on the EyesAudiences are extremely unforgiving if your subjects eyes are out of focus. When performing a critical focus, concentrate on the eyes. This is of course not a hard-and-fast rule, but in most circumstances, eyes make great focus points.2. Use a Monitor with Focus AssistSome monitor brands like Small HD have built-in focus assistA portable reference monitor is essential if you want to take your productions to the next level. You need to see your footage in a larger format than the small LCD screen on your camera. One key feature that high-end monitors have over their cheaper counterparts is the ability to display focusing information. Focus grids make it easier to tell if your subject is in focus or not –  when you have a shallow depth of field these become even more important.3. Use a follow focusA follow focus is essentially a small wheel that can manually adjust the focus of your lens. When working with shallow depth of field it can be really easy to over or under shoot your focus points if you’re simply adjusting the focus with your hand. A follow focus will allow you to make very precise changes in your focus.4. ND FiltersAs we discussed above, one of the best ways to get a shallow depth of field is to use a wide aperture. But if you are shooting in a bright environment like the outdoors than you will likely have an overexposed image that will be unusable. To fix this problem try shooting with an ND filter. An ND filter will act like sunglasses for your camera, cutting down the amount of incoming light. This will allow you to shoot at wide apertures even in bright sunlight.5. Find Your MarksIf you’re shooting a film with a shallow depth of field marking both your actors marks and your focus marks is incredibly important. Most follow focus’s allow you to write markers with dry erase markers. However if you aren’t using a follow focus you’re still fine. You can use a pencil to mark your focus points on your lens and erase them afterwards. For your actor it can be helpful to label their marks with gaff tape.Have any other tips for shooting with shallow depth-of-field?Share in the comments below.last_img read more

TFA and My Sports Tape Wrap Up Partnership Agreement

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with My Sports Tape. Founded by physiotherapists, My Sports Tape is a premier sports tape and first aid equipment supplier to leading sports organisations and athletes throughout Australia. My Sports Tape’s mission is to work in partnership with sports providers to ensure mutually beneficial outcomes through the supply of quality sports tape and first aid supplies. Under the three-year agreement, My Sports Tape are the designated ‘Official Sports Tape and Medical Supplies Provider’ for TFA. A major benefit of the agreement is the provision of sports packs to each National Touch League (NTL) entity which will be rolled out from the 2017 NTL, providing cost savings for touring teams and enhanced products and service delivery to members.MST Brand Manager, Brett Edwards expressed his excitement in partnering with TFA. “My Sports Tape are excited to launch our new three year partnership as the official Sports Tape and Medical Supplies provider for Touch Football Australia. “TFA is a highly professional and innovative organisation that is continually providing the opportunity for people to connect socially in a healthy and fun environment. My Sports Tape is delighted to be a part of this process. Sport is all about team work, and My Sports Tape are proud to be the newest member of the TFA team.” Edwards said. TFA Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire welcomed My Sports Tape to the TFA community and said he looks forward to the partnership and the benefit’s it will provide TFA members.”We are excited to announce our alignment with My Sports Tape and are impressed by the quality of their products and the duty of care this will afford our participants. TFA is incredibly proud to partner with likeminded community orientated organisations and we look forward to assisting My Sports Tape’s expansion through our network, Maguire said.To celebrate the inception of the partnership, MST is offering Touch Football affiliates 10% off purchases made on the MST online store for a limited time. Simply enter the promotional code TFA at the checkout. For more information on My Sports Tape or to purchase strapping tape, please visit Files160804_mst_and_tfa_media_release_v1-0-pdfRelated Links TFA and My Sports Tape Partnershiplast_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Coventry sign Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Coventry sign Wolves forward Bright Enobakhareby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCoventry City have signed Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare on loan until the end of the season.The 20-year-old spent the first half of the campaign on loan with Kilmarnock, making six appearances for the Scottish Premiership club.Enobakhare joined Wolves aged 15 and has played 49 times for the club since making his senior debut in August 2015.He featured in 21 league games last season as Wolves won promotion to the Premier League. last_img read more

Dabo Swinney Gave An Awesome Speech In Honor Of Steve Spurrier During His Tuesday Press Conference

first_imgDabo Swinney address the media during an interview.Where do Dabo and the defending champs come in?Dabo Swinney and Steve Spurrier have traded barbs over the years, given the rivalry between Clemson and South Carolina, but as you’ll see below, they have nothing but respect for each other off of the field. Tuesday, Swinney, the day after it was announced that Spurrier would be retiring as head coach of the Gamecocks, had some heartfelt words for his adversary. Swinney told reporters during his weekly press conference that Spurrier is “one of the best to ever walk the sideline.” Check it out, via certainly made his mark on college football. It’s great to see that even his biggest rivals recognize it.[]last_img read more