Share on: WhatsApp “The side worked hard – Isco, (Luka) Modric, Casemiro and (Toni) Kroos were marvellous.“Everyone was brilliant. It was a tremendous game.”The result leaves Real top of Group H, just ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, who beat APOEL 3-0 away, with Dortmund third and six points adrift of Spurs, who they also lost 3-1 to in London.Dortmund coach Peter Bosz gave an honest appraisal of his team, who were better than Real in virtually every statistic – apart from the scoreboard.“We defend with 11 players and we attack with 11 players,” said the Dutchman, whose Dortmund shaded possession and match Real’s 16 shots on goal.“We were just too late against a side who barely made a mistake and we have to defend better.“We didn’t put any pressure on the ball during the game and it’s difficult against an opponent like that.“We were always too late, we have to analyse the performance and do better in the future.Dortmund should have been awarded a penalty with 13 minutes gone when Real captain Sergio Ramos cleared Maximilian Philipp’s shot off the line and the ball deflected off his hand.“That was clearly a handball in the first-half, but we deserved to lose,” admitted Bosz. This is the first time Dortmund have lost at home to Real in seven European games while holders Madrid have now scored in 38 successive Champion League games.“It is difficult to play in this stadium, we have never won here, so this victory was important to us, and the whole game was good for us from start to finish,” said Zidane.“We had a lot of ball possession, that was the key.“Dortmund played as impressively as ever, but we compensated well.”Dortmund shaded possession and matched Real’s tally of 16 shots on goal and Zidane wanted to see more chances converted.“We could have scored more. We had chances. The important thing is to score more than our opponents and we did that,” said the Frenchman. Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid managerDortmund, Germany | AFP | Zinedine Zidane praised goal-scorers Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, who netted twice in a 3-1 victory as Real Madrid finally claimed a Champions League win at Borussia Dortmund.Ronaldo marked his 150th European game with second-half goals after Bale’s stunning early volley gave Real the lead at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna ParkPierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored Dortmund’s consolation goal with just over half an hour left, but the Germans were simply out-played by holders Real.Having also netted twice against APOEL, Ronaldo has now scored four goals in just two Champions League games this season.“I’m happy for Cristiano… again! I’m delighted for Ronaldo and Bale,” said Zidane.
Bombers shootout success powers team to third place at G.W. Graham tournament during Thanksgiving Holiday weekend
By The Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers rode the strong play of co-captains Sydney Zondervan and Mykayla Commandeur to third-place finish at the G.W. Graham High School Girl’s Fieldhockey tournament Saturday in Chilliwack.The Bombers thumped Sam Roberts of Maple Ridge 7-0 in the final game of the two-day six-team to conclude the tournament with a 4-1 record.Tessa Vanderholt, Jasmine Jones and Zondervan, playing with a new stick, paced the Bombers with two goals against Sam Roberts. Chelsea Chirico scored the final tally for LVR.The Bombers opened the tournament with a 1-0 loss host G.W. Graham.LVR then played to a scoreless tie against South Delta. The Bombers took the win in shootout strokes 2-1 with co-captains Zondervan and Commandeur scoring goals.The Bombers concluded the day with a 2-1 shootout win over Okanagan Mission of Kelowna. Trafalgar Totem call-up, Abbie Boucher-Willans scored in sudden death to clinch the victory for LVR. The teams were tied after the first round of shootout strokes.Saturday, LVR edged South Kamloops 1-0 on a goal by Zondervan before the Bombers cruised past Sam Roberts.“Our all stars were Shelby Turk, who was amazing in Strokes,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson. “Mykayla Commandeur was a leader (on the pitch) while Paige Mansveld was some incredible center midfield play.”“Plus Sydney Zondervan (led the offence) with four goals with the new stick,” Gibson added.Gibson was also grateful to Trafalgar Totem coach Jesse Anast for allowing some of his players to play up on the Bombers for the tournament. [email protected]
3 December 2003South Africa has introduced three additional national orders to recognise some of the extraordinary things done by ordinary South Africans.The Order of Luthuli, Order of Ikhamanga, and Mendi Decoration for Bravery – each awarded in gold, silver and bronze categories – complete the country’s new set of national orders, created to express the new identity of the democratic South Africa that came into being in 1994.National orders are the highest awards that a country can bestow on its citizens or eminent foreigners.In December 2002, President Thabo Mbeki awarded the first of South Africa’s newly conceived national orders – the Order of Mapungubwe, the Order of the Baobab, and the Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo – redesigned to reflect the inclusiveness and diversity of a democratic South Africa.Read more: South Africa’s National OrdersIn December 2003, awarding the additional three orders for the first time, Mbeki said they represented “the nobility of human endeavour … The distinguished South Africans we honour today are fit and proper persons to receive these awards, because they occupy an important place among those of our people who are the handmaidens of our liberty, who represent our creative talent, who manifest the national gift of courage that rises with danger.”The three new orders are: The Order of Luthuli – for outstanding contributions to democracy, nation- building, human rights, justice and peace, as well as conflict resolution on the continent. The order is named after Chief Albert Luthuli, whose leadership during the Defiance Campaign against the apartheid system won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960.Read more: The legacy of Albert Luthuli The Order of Ikhamanga – for excellence in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport. The order is named after South Africa’s second national flower, the Strelitzia. The Mendi Decoration for Bravery – for outstanding courage in the face of danger. The decoration is dedicated to the South African troops who lost their lives in 1917 when the SS Mendi was destroyed. The Mendi was struck and cut almost in half by another ship, the SS Darro, while crossing the English Channel from Britain to France during World War One.‘A new South African identity’Emphasising the importance of recognising the country’s “unsung heroes and heroines”, the chancellor for the orders and director-general in the Presidency, Frank Chikane, said earlier this year: “There are many people out there, women and men, doing a great job towards the development of this country.”Chikane acknowledged that the process of instituting the new orders was not an easy one, “because we are moving away from the image of the past that recognised only 20 percent of society”, adding that South Africa is completing “a process started some time ago, to make sure our new image as South Africans is reinvented in its totality”.Speaking at the 2003 awards ceremony, Chikane said the new orders reflected a new South African identity. “We (as South Africans) are engaged in the quite extraordinary actualisation of the nature of society in South Africa and what we should be like in the future.“It is not given to every generation that it should be present during and participate in the act of creation”, Chikane said. “I believe that ours is privileged to occupy such historic space.“We are privileged … to be part of this historic act of conceiving and designing new national orders and the new coat of arms for this new democratic country. We are privileged as a generation to be part of the conception and design of a new national flag as well as develop a new national anthem.“We are privileged to be part of the process of self-creation, of defining who we are and what we want to be.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
1 September 2005South Africa’s new School of Tourism and Hospitality, housed in a R47-million custom-built, state-of-the-art facility, aims to train world-class restaurateurs and hospitality “high-flyers” for the country’s burgeoning tourism industry.The new school, situated on the University of Johannesburg’s Auckland Park Campus, boasts ultra-modern kitchens, lecture rooms with hi-tech facilities, computer laboratories and a 150-seater auditorium.The school will combine practical training with a strong commercial component, including two public restaurants, a bar and a wine cellar.The building will also house the SA Chefs Association, the SA Culinary Institute and the Gauteng branch of the Cape Wine Academy.Tourism is a priority sector for South Africa, Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said at the launch of the school on Tuesday.“There needs to be a balance between high quality service, customer care and the attitude of those who serve you, together with the facilities the establishment offers, in order create an unforgettable experience for the tourist,” she said.Kerzner International chairman Sol Kerzner said the school was committed to the highest standards of training, and would ensure that students came away with the ability to make people feel really welcome.Kerzner and his company donated R20-million towards construction of the school, and will be helping the school to link up with the New York School of Hospitality Management and other international institutions in order to benchmark itself against the best hospitality education in the world.“We’re putting our money where our mouths are to help build tourism and hospitality in South Africa”, Kerzner told the Saturday Star. He added, however, that this was no “sentimental gesture”, with a tourism industry “set to burgeon in South Africa”.“I have always been a great believer in tourism potential, and I am confident that this new initiative will elevate the Hotel School to university status and place it on a par with other international hotel schools.”SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews
Ever used a focus chart? Learn more about this important filmmaking tool and discover how it can help your next production.Top image via Hurlbut VisualsThe very first thing you need to do before you ever roll on a single camera is obtain critical focus. By making absolutely sure you have critical focus, you’re ensuring that your final product is of professional quality. Most cameras have a magnify feature option that allows you to crop in closely to a subject and set your focus.Basic Filmmaker has a great four-part series on how to get the critical focus you need. Here’s the first part.There are several tools you can use while on location or on set that will help you capture critical focus. One such tool is a focus chart.What Is a Focus Chart?Basically, a focus chart acts like a target. It gives you multiple areas to zoom in on in order to get the focus you need. You will usually see a focus chart utilized in a controlled studio environment, but it isn’t always necessary. Focus charts are typically used when working with shallower depths of field. It’s common to see focus charts used on a product or low-light shoot.Focus charts can also be used for calibrating lenses and testing your camera’s autofocus. Using a focus chart, you can quickly determine if your lens or your camera is causing chromatic distortions.Image via Distant BlueWhere Can You Get Your Hands on One?When you first do a search for focus charts, you’ll find that they aren’t cheap. The less-expensive ones are around $100, while some can get as high as $1500 or more. If you’re on a budget, you can download Distant Blue’s Focus Chart App. It’s free and essentially turns your smart phone or tablet into a focus chart.If you would rather have a printed version of the focus chart, but don’t have the money to purchase one, then you can make one in Illustrator. Join Adobe evangelist Colin Smith in this great video tutorial as he breaks down the process.Video via VideoRevealedDo you use a focus chart for your productions? How do you capture critical focus? Share your techniques in the comments below.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Daniel Amartey delighted with new Leicester dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDaniel Amartey has signed a new deal with Leicester City.The Ghanaian, 23, has agreed terms on a three-and-a-half-year contract as he continues his recovery from an ankle condition sustained in October’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United.“I am very happy to sign this contract at Leicester City,” he told LCFC TV, speaking at the Club’s Belvoir Drive training ground this week.“I’m an easy guy, I work hard, I focus and by God’s grace, my recovery is getting better. I was playing well and then I got this injury, but I have to be strong when I come back.“Personally, I am happy because last season I didn’t get much playing time and this season the manager gave me the chance so, for me, I was very happy.”
zoomImage Courtesy: Maersk Four container shipping giants, Maersk, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express, established the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) on April 10, 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.The parties said that the aim of the association is to create common information technology standards to make the industry more efficient for both customers and shipping lines.The plan to create a neutral, non-profit association for ocean carriers was first announced in November 2018. The association, focusing on driving standardization, digitalization and interoperability in container shipping, is now starting operations with a leadership team made up of industry veterans, including Thomas Bagge from A.P. Moller – Maersk, who was appointed CEO and Statutory Director of the DCSA.“For the first time in twenty years, the container shipping industry has come together with a common goal to move the industry into the digital era. With the regulatory approval in place, we look forward for the association to take up work and to begin to collaborate with multiple stakeholders from the entire value chain,” André Simha, Chief Information Officer of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DCSA, said.To create value quickly and to overcome some of the biggest pain-points in the industry, one of the first projects of the association is focusing on standards to overcome the lack of a common foundation for technical interfaces and data.Additionally, the association is creating an industry blueprint for processes, which will be another significant part of the future of shipping. The work undertaken will be for the benefit of the entire industry, as all standards will be openly published and available free of charge to interested external parties, the companies informed.DCSA is in discussions with multiple other container shipping lines around the globe who are interested in joining. Preparations for two more companies to join are already in process.
Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Monday extended former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister’s remand by 10 days in the fake accounts case, according to a media report. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented the 63-year-old Pakistan People’s Party leader and his sister Faryal Talpur in the accountability court amid strict security, Geo News reported. The Bureau pleaded to the court in Islamabad for an extension of two weeks in Zardari’s remand in the case. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe court, however, extended the remand by 10 days only and ordered that the suspects should be presented before it again on August 10. According to NAB, Zardari is being investigated for his alleged involvement in extending loans and other misappropriation by Parthenon Private Limited, Park Lane Estate Private Limited and others. Zardari is the husband of the country’s first woman prime minister Benazir Bhutto. He was arrested by NAB officials in the Park Lane case on July 1. He was already in NAB custody since June 10 after the Islamabad High Court dismissed his pre-arrest bail petition in the fake accounts case. Zardari, the 11th President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013, has denied any link with the fake accounts. He has said the allegation was part of a vilification campaign by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party to malign opposition leaders. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHis political career has been overshadowed by the allegations of corruption due to which he has spent several years in custody although he was never convicted. Meanwhile, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Monday that his father was not using an air conditioner (AC) facility in prison. Bilawal said the former president was not using the AC facility after Prime Minister Imran Khan during his recent visit to the US announced that A-class jail facilities for jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Zardari would be withdrawn.
WASHINGTON – The Securities and Exchange Commission waited until Wednesday to disclose a hack of its corporate filing system that occurred last year. The disclosure raises questions about the agency’s ability to protect important financial information and comes as Americans are still weighing the consequences of the massive hack at Equifax.The SEC, the federal agency responsible for protecting investors and ensuring markets function properly, is under fire after disclosing the hack of its electronic network that whisks company news and data to investors. The breach occurred despite repeated warnings in recent years about weaknesses in the agency’s cybersecurity controls.Experts question the length of time taken to disclose the breach, and why the SEC isn’t meeting the same security standards it demands of corporate America.“Public companies have a clear obligation to disclose material information about cyber risks and cyber events. I expect them to take this requirement seriously,” SEC Chairman Jay Clayton warned in a speech in July.While it discovered the breach to its corporate filing system last year, the agency says it only became aware last month that information obtained by the intruders may have been used for illegal trading profits.“It took quite a while,” said Robert Cattanach, an attorney at Dorsey & Whitney and former trial attorney for the Justice Department, whose work includes cybersecurity and data breaches. “The integrity of our whole trading system is dependent on keeping this information secure. … People have got some ‘splaining to do.”The SEC didn’t explain why the initial hack was not revealed sooner, or which individuals or companies may have been affected. The disclosure came two months after a government watchdog said deficiencies in the corporate filing system put the system, and the information it contains, at risk.The agency also didn’t disclose any information about who might have carried out the breach. A hack by Chinese or Russian actors can’t be ruled out, experts say.“Certainly state actors would be on the list of suspects that come to mind,” said Marcus Christian, a former federal prosecutor who is an attorney working in Mayer Brown’s cybersecurity and national security practices. Still, he added, the list also would include “regular old criminal actors.”U.S. prosecutors in Manhattan brought criminal charges last December against three Chinese traders, accusing them of using nonpublic information stolen from two New York law firms to rack up nearly $3 million in illegal profits. The SEC filed a similar civil action, marking the first time the agency laid charges of hacking into a law firm’s computer network. The confidential information was said to be linked to clients of the firm considering mergers or acquisitions.Clayton disclosed the hack in a statement posted to the SEC’s website. It comes just two weeks after the credit agency Equifax revealed a stunning cyberattack that exposed highly sensitive personal information of 143 million people.Clayton is scheduled to appear Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee, and he is certain to be questioned about the hack. Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, a member of the committee, said in a statement Thursday that the disclosures by the SEC and Equifax show “that government and businesses need to step up their efforts to protect our most sensitive personal and commercial information.”The SEC chief blamed the breach on “a software vulnerability” in the filing system known as EDGAR, short for Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system. EDGAR processes more than 1.7 million electronic filings a year. Those documents can cause enormous movements in the stock market, sending billions of dollars into motion in fractions of a second.Clayton, a Wall Street attorney appointed by President Donald Trump to the SEC post, said the agency has been assessing its cybersecurity since he took over as chairman in May. Experts note, however, that both agency and congressional investigators have been critical for years of the SEC’s handling of its information technology security.Early this decade, the SEC inspector general’s office uncovered security lapses involving SEC staffers who examined the data-protection systems of the stock exchanges. Some of the staffers used unencrypted laptops to store sensitive exchange information — and then carried the laptops to a Las Vegas conference for information-security professionals that is known to attract hackers. The 2011-12 investigation raised concerns of a potential breach of the exchanges’ information.David Weber, a professor at the University of Maryland’s business school and a former assistant SEC inspector general for investigations, worked on that probe. The agency “clearly has not held itself to the same standard that it expects regulated companies to adhere to” and “needs to up its game,” he said in an interview Thursday.In 2015, an impostor slipped through the EDGAR filing system with a bogus $8 billion takeover bid for Avon Products. The stock rocketed 20 per cent, but it quickly dropped, burning anyone who’d bought shares of the cosmetics giant at pumped-up prices. The SEC later sued a Bulgarian investor for allegedly orchestrating bogus acquisition bids for Avon and two other companies.The hack of EDGAR is especially concerning because of how widely investors have used and trusted the system, which first came online in the early 1990s. Companies periodically file earnings and a range of financial information, and they alert investors to important developments that could affect their share prices, like government investigations, executive shake-ups and approaches for a takeover.Some experts say gaining access to the system is too easy and the SEC should consider stricter vetting, though they caution that doing so wouldn’t guarantee blocking scammers from getting through.Experts say stricter requirements could include passwords, personal ID, secret questions and answers, security tokens that continuously flash new ID numbers, fingerprints, eye scans or voice recognition.
Rae Bareli/Lucknow: A day after an alleged attack on Rae Bareli MLA Aditi Singh, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called it an assault on democracy while a party delegation met Governor Ram Naik, demanding a judicial probe.The Congress has alleged that the MLA was on her way to oversee the voting for a no-confidence motion against zila panchayat chairman Avadhesh Pratap Singh, who is the brother of BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate Dinesh Singh. “This is an attack on democracy. Nothing of this sort has ever happened in Rae Bareli. Country-made weapons, bricks and lathis were used in the attack. Zila panchayat members were dragged from their vehicles,” Priyanka Gandhi alleged. In Lucknow, a delegation led by UP Congress chief Raj Babbar sought a judicial probe into the alleged attack. Priyanka Gandhi claimed that one of the zila panchayat members was run over by a vehicle. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”What kind of democracy is this? It is the BJP government in the state when such incidents are taking place while the entire administration is sitting idle,” she said after a meeting with party workers here. Priyanka Gandhi maintained that the party would raise the issue at every level.”Our leaders are meeting the Governor in Lucknow. In Delhi, we are meeting the Election Commission. We will take legal recourse and file a complaint against the local administration if required,” she said. Priyanka Gandhi, who was scheduled to take part in a roadshow in Varanasi later in the day, said they had told the administration that something of this kind could take place but precautionary measures were not taken. “We have demanded to cancel proceedings of the no-confidence motion and fix a new date for it,” the Congress stated in an official release here.