On this day in history: Japanese submarine sunk

Back to overview,Home naval-today On this day in history: Japanese submarine sunk in Australian waters On this day in history: Japanese submarine sunk in Australian waters Authorities View post tag: Royal Australian Navy January 20, 2016 On this day in history, January 20, 1942, the Bathurst class corvette, HMAS Deloraine led by Lieutenant Commander DA Menlove (Royal Australian Naval Reserve) attacked and sunk the Japanese submarine I-124 north of Darwin, Australia.Another two of the overall sixty Australian minesweepers, commonly known as corvettes, HMA Ships Katoomba and Lithgow, assisted HMAS Deloraine in her undertaking.I-124 was the first enemy submarine sunk in Australian waters and one of just four minelaying submarines in the Japanese Navy. Lieutenant Commander Menlove was awarded the Australian Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his part in the action.The corvettes were built during World War II in Australian shipyards as part of the Commonwealth Government’s wartime shipbuilding programme. Twenty were built on Admiralty order but manned and commissioned by the Royal Australian Navy. Thirty-six (including Deloraine) were built for the Royal Australian Navy and four for the Royal Indian Navy.Source: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Deloraine Share this article read more

Time to turn the page

first_imgA look at notable work by Harvard authors in 2015 wouldn’t be complete without their own best reads of the year. “How to Read the Bible,” Harvey CoxCox, the Hollis Research Professor of Divinity, argues that even in a secular age, a close reading and deeper understanding of sacred texts is vital to self-knowledge. His approach combines a reading of the original texts with the most recent biblical studies.Cox’s pick: “This past year I was bumped and cheered by a couple of things, in particular Pope Francis’ ‘Encyclical on Climate Change’ and Michel Houellebecq’s novel ‘Submission,’ which is shocking and gripping.”“Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist,” Niall FergusonFerguson, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, was granted unprecedented access to Kissinger’s Library of Congress archive. The first installment of his two-volume biography chronicles Kissinger’s ascent and concludes as debate around the Vietnam War intensifies.Ferguson’s pick: “Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World,” by Jeremy Friedman.“I was as impressed by the maturity of Friedman’s judgments as by the depth of his research in archives that few scholars have ventured into. Harvard Business School was exceedingly smart to lure this up-and-coming historian away from Yale.”“Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” Ross GayThis collection of poems by Gay, the Walter Jackson Bate Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, was a National Book Award finalist. In poems exultant yet elegiac, funny but heartbreaking, Gay explores the intricate beauty and damage of everyday life.Gay’s pick: “Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal,” by Wendy S. Walters.“Walters writes with profound beauty, clarity, illumination, sorrow, and weirdness about race, family, nation, the imagination, and some other stuff, too. The essay ‘Lonely in America’ made me understand something profound and essential about my own heartbreak — yes, it’s a kind of loneliness — in this America that I probably never could have articulated on my own, and so I think it probably saved my life a little bit.”“Photography and the Art of Chance,” Robin Kelsey “What does it mean that the modern world has given so much of its art and visual culture over to a technology prone to chance?” asks Kelsey, the Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography. It’s this happenstance that captivates Kelsey, as well as photography’s place in contemporary art.Kelsey’s pick: “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.“This gives me lots and lots of company, of course, but so be it. The book folds the reader into an experience of race in America with searing and timely eloquence. Having read it, I will not be the same.”“The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar: Essays on Poets and Poetry,” Helen VendlerOne of the world’s leading literary critics elucidates and celebrates the work of A.R. Ammons, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, and many others.Vendler’s pick: “From the New World: Poems 1976-2014,” by Jorie Graham. “Jorie Graham’s poetry — inspired, idiosyncratic, ever-changing, beautiful — has been with us for almost 30 years. This selection, a comprehensive sampling, will remind readers of some poems already familiar, and will bring new readers to this poet of depth, empathy, and arresting music.”last_img read more

Woman accused of defamation for demanding return of Rp 70m acquitted

first_img“We hereby rule that Febi Nur Amelia has not been legally proven guilty of any charges,” Sri said during the ruling on Tuesday.Fitriani was found to have borrowed the funds from the defendant in 2016 through her husband’s bank account, the court said.The defendant had tried to amicably discuss Fitriani’s debt through WhatsApp, only to be blocked by the latter, Sri added.Febi expressed relief about the ruling, saying it was a just decision. Febi Nur Amelia,  a 29-year-old resident of North Sumatra, has been acquitted of all defamation charges after the Medan District Court found that her disputed Instagram post was simply an attempt to ask for her money back from an acquaintance who had yet to repay a Rp 70 million (US$4,710) debt.Presiding judge Sri Wahyuni Batubara, said the defendant had not been proven guilty of having defamed Fitriani Manurung, her former friend and the wife of a police officer, who accused Febi of insulting her by writing a post about the debt on social media.Sri said the defendant had resorted to publicly posting about the debt on Instagram because there was no other way of contacting Fitriani regarding the matter. “I thank the panel of judges. There’s still justice in this court after all,” she told The Jakarta Post following the ruling.Read also: Facebook, Instagram ban QAnon conspiracy-linked accountsShe said she had been anxious about the ruling because the prosecutors were seeking a two-year prison term for her, even though Febi believed that she was a victim in the case.“I was the one who was owed [money], yet I was also the one being charged. It’s odd,” she said.Febi had been charged under articles 27 and 45 on defamation of the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law for attempting to ask for her money back from Fitriani through Instagram.In December 2016, Fitriani reportedly borrowed about Rp 70 million from Febi. In 2017, the latter tried to collect the debt but to no avail. Fitriani blocked Febi’s phone number in response.Febi sent a direct message to Fitriani’s Instagram account sometime in 2019 to ask for the money, but Fitriani said she did not recognize her. She blocked Febi’s account for a second time.She then posted on Instagram saying “I’ve suddenly remembered the wife of a police officer who has yet to repay my money, amounting to Rp 70 million, [which she has owed] for years @Fitri_Bakhtiar. I would easily let the money go if the borrower was poor, but it’s different in this case because the borrower is rich, so I have to reclaim the money.”During a previous hearing, prosecutor Randi Tambunan argued that Febi had no right to “slander” Fitriani in her attempt to collect the debt on social media. Fitriani has also denied having a debt to Febi and said the Instagram post had harmed her. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

Wolves steamroll Cavs behind Butler, Wiggins

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Ex-wife of slain NBA player agrees to face Tennessee charges Cavaliers: Kyle Korver, who had 19 points off the bench, connected four times from behind the arc and passed Paul Pierce for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time list in 3-pointers made with 2,147. Ray Allen (2,973), Reggie Miller (2,560) and Jason Terry (2,244) are ahead of him.Timberwolves: After shooting 52 percent from the field, the Wolves improved to 12-2 when making at least half their shots.TAKE THATJames chased down Jones to swat his fast-break layup attempt into the seats in the second quarter, following with a stare-down and some barbs traded with Aaron Brooks on the Wolves bench.Jones got his revenge a little later in the same period on a similar play, throwing down a dunk just in time before James arrived to try for another block. That was just the second career dunk for Jones, whose first was last week.CROWD PLEASERThe game marked the fourth consecutive sellout of Target Center for the Timberwolves, their longest streak in nearly five years. Love, who was traded to the Cavs for Wiggins four seasons ago, was the recipient of several rounds of boos in the first quarter.UP NEXTCavaliers: Play at Toronto on Thursday, the fourth stop on a five-game trip.Timberwolves: Face Oklahoma City on Wednesday in the third contest of a five-game homestand. The only time the Timberwolves have made the playoffs during the reign of King James was in 2004, his rookie year, when they went all the way to the Western Conference finals. James and the Cavs lost here in his second season, too, but that was it until now. In many of those annual visits, too, he barely had to break a sweat.This is a different pack of Wolves, though, with the arrival of the tough-minded veterans Butler, Gibson and Jamal Crawford to join the still-developing stars Towns and Wiggins.Neither team could’ve seen this outcome coming, though.Kevin Love, J.R. Smith and Isaiah Thomas, three-fifths of the starting five, were a combined 0 for 18 from the field in the first half. Thomas was ejected in the third quarter for a flagrant-two foul on Wiggins, for clotheslining him in the jaw as he drove to the basket. This was Thomas’ third game back from the hip injury that kept him out until the new year, having rested once. He had nine points in 19 minutes.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone James had just 10 points on 4-for-8 shooting, taking his first loss at Minnesota since Feb. 17, 2005. Cleveland fell behind by as much as 41 points in the third quarter after a dunk by Wiggins set up by a driving pass by Tyus Jones, who had grabbed his own miss from 3-point range.Butler had plenty to do with that, contributing nine assists and eight rebounds before resting during the fourth quarter, too. The Wolves led 69-42 at halftime, matching their largest first-half score from just two nights ago, after a rainbow 3-pointer from the top of the key by Butler brought the fans to their feet. That also tied the most points allowed by the Cavs in a half this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkButler made sure the Wolves didn’t slip after the break, knocking down a mid-range fadeaway, stealing the ball back and then swishing a pull-up 3-pointer on the other end to push the lead to 31 points early in the third quarter.Jeff Green scored 22 points off the bench to lead the Cavs, who’ve lost six of their last nine.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins had 25 points in three quarters, Jimmy Butler pitched in 21 points and tight defense on LeBron James, and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 127-99 victory over Cleveland on Monday night that stopped a 12-game home losing streak to the Cavaliers.Karl-Anthony Towns (19 points, 12 rebounds) and Taj Gibson (16 points, 13 rebounds) were tenacious around the basket for the Timberwolves, who outrebounded the Cavs 56-37 and had a 60-42 advantage in points in the paint.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View commentslast_img read more

Huskies ride big 3rd quarter to win

first_imgAfter 12 hard-fought, slow-paced and foul-heavy minutes the Eureka boy’s basketball team held a slim lead over the visiting Fortuna Huskies midway through the second quarter.Huskies’ head coach Tony Miles called a timeout after Eureka’s Zach Reed hit a 3-pointer to take a 22-17 lead — and then the Huskies woke up.Zac Claus and Donald Willis combined for 10 points in under two minutes, Joseph “Jojo” McGinnis came off the bench to nail back-to-back 3-pointers and the Huskies closed out the …last_img read more

SA Airways increases Airbus order

first_imgThis order, combined with the airlines recent lease agreement for six new A330s, will deliver a modern, comfortable, reliable and cost-efficient fleet for South African Airways’ domestic, regional and long-haul services. “It will be a key enabler in South African Airways drive for greater efficiency.” “Because they offer a seamless fit with the other Airbus aircraft types which we operate, the A320s will assist in our efficiency drive and reduce maintenance costs.” 28 May 2010 Operational commonality South African Airways already operates a fleet of 11 A319s, six A340-200s, six A340-300s and nine A340-600s. “The A320 is the most modern and efficient single aisle aircraft available and with continuous improvements we are strengthening the aircraft’s leadership position,” said Airbus chief operating officer John Leahy. South African Airways has ordered five additional Airbus A320 aircraft, increasing an earlier commitment from 15 to 20 of the planes. The aircraft, to be delivered from 2013, will be powered by IAE engines. Airbus aircraft share a unique cockpit and operational commonality, allowing airlines to use the same pool of pilots, cabin crews and maintenance engineers, bringing operational flexibility and resulting in significant cost savings. “We are delighted that this transaction has the approval of our key stakeholders, the SAA shareholder and board,” SAA chief executive Siza Mzimela said in a statement this week. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Using Fax Machines to Route-Around Internet Censorship in Libya

first_imgTags:#cloud#security Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Operation Libya White Fax sends single page faxes packed with dial-up info. Here’s a PDF copy of the fax.Although I applaud efforts to curtail censorship, I can’t help but think about Vinay Gupta’s recent post “Reserving judgement about other people’s revolutions.” Gupta writes, “This is not safe territory. It is not an armchair sport. Please respect the lives of all involved.”The people behind Haystack created it with the best intentions, but may have done more harm than good. I can only encourage those getting involved in this sort of international cyber-activism think through what they’re doing, and try to understand the consequences for the people receiving their help. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting klint finley A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… As we’ve reported, Libya is facing an Internet crack-down similar to the one faced in Egypt earlier this month. As the organization did for Egyptians, French Data Network is offering free dial-up Internet for Libyans. But, if the Internet is offline, how are Libyans supposed to learn how to connect to the Internet? It turns out landlines are still up, so one group is using faxes to pipe information into the country.last_img read more

Video Production Tip: Tracking Shots with a Tripod or Monopod

first_imgThis technique for getting smooth tracking shots is perfect for the videographer or filmmaker on-the-go.Creating smooth tracking shots often means that you’ll need access to a jib or slider – both pieces of equipment that are bulky and expensive.  As an alternative, these quick tips from one of our favorite DSLR and filmmaking sites FENCHEL & JANISCH shows you how to pull off a smooth tracking shot with less.The following quick tutorials give tips for getting polished shots using only a monopod or tripod.  If you’re in a bind or on the move this technique should do the trick!See Fenchel & Janisch featured in our previous post: “10 Filmmaking Sites You Should Be Reading“Tracking Shots with a TripodTracking Shots with a Monopodlast_img read more

Herndon comfortable at Star: ‘I feel I belong here’

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Herndon wasted no time acclimating himself with the Purefoods franchise, blending well with mainstays Peter June Simon, Mark Barroca, and Marc Pingris.READ: Herndon motivated to play alongside league’s top guardsAdding to his comfort is these veterans’ jovial vibe, saying, “They’re veterans but they like to have fun and bring that cool aspect.”Still, Herndon knows that work is just getting started, and with coach Chito Victolero known as a defensive tactician, he expects the grind to go up a level in the coming days.“It’s been a lot of offense so far in the first week, but I know that the focus here is defense. We’re just getting a hang of some of the plays, but when we start on defense, that’s where we pick the intensity up,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two weeks after last fight, Iniong faces Yamaguchi in ONE Singapore card Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Robbie Herndon. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netRobbie Herndon couldn’t be happier being a part of Star.The Fil-Am swingman admitted that he liked the Hotshots even before the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, and after one week of training with the team, his expectations were matched.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I’m good. I feel comfortable,” he said. “I love the players and I love the coaches because they’re very welcoming. They’re all nice and the veterans give me good advice. I feel I belong here and I’m happy to be here.”READ: GlobalPort ships Robbie Herndon to Star in 3-on-1 swapFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTaken sixth overall by GlobalPort in the recent annual rookie selection, Herndon quickly found his way to Star as he was traded, together with third rounder Gian Abrigo, for Lervin Flores, Joseph Gabayni, and Julian Sargent on draft night.He agreed to a two-year deal on Friday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more