KONGSBERG in with Blue Water

first_img“Blue Water’s involvement will be on a global scale and include multiple countries within the Nordic region, Europe, Asia, Far East, North and South America. The contract with Kongsberg will increase the focus on Blue Water globally and open up new markets where we have not yet become a household name”, adds Harald Thun, global account manager and responsible for the Kongsberg contract. Kongsberg is an international, knowledge-based group delivering high technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace.  www.bws.dklast_img

Walter Presents: Ride Upon the Storm season 2 preview – rousing stuff that’s exquisitely acted

first_imgI recall reviewing season 1 of Ride Upon The Storm (Herrens Veje in its native Danish) back in January 2019 and remarking that this isn’t a crime show at all. At the time, it was unusual for Walter Presents to offer us anything that didn’t involve a gruesome murder or twenty; but these days, WP have widened their net to incorporate more and more drama of all types and genres; including family dramas like this.If you want to avoid spoilers for Ride Upon the Storm, stop reading now.For Season 2 of RUTS, there are still no murders – not yet, at least – but there is more family intrigue for Johannes Krogh (the masterful Lars Mikkelsen) and his dysfunctional clan.Credit: Tine Harden / Walter PresentsIt’s 18 months since the death of August (Johannes’ son), who walked in front of a lorry in the Danish countryside at the end of Season 1. Christian (Johannes’ other son), who was with August that fateful day, is immersing himself in his new self-help book, trying to cope with the guilt of being unable to prevent August’s death. Johannes is coping with troubles of his own, as August’s church is on the verge of being sold to the Muslim community, causing discord and anger from some parishioners in Brovang – a view Johannes is not unsympathetic with and one which the tabloids are quick to promote and exploit for a good storyline. As he admits to colleagues, that church is all that he has left of his son and he doesn’t want it sold to anyone – be it Aldi or Allah.Johannes’ wife, Elisabeth – played sublimely by Eleonora Jørgensen, winner of two best actress awards at the Danish Film Awards – is undergoing therapy as a result of the breakdown of her marriage to Johannes. They’re still living together, but they’re no longer intimate; and she struggles to cope with his moods and temper, whilst still mourning the loss of her son.Credit: Tine Harden / Walter PresentsElsewhere, Emilie – August’s widow – has decided that their young child will not be baptised in church, but instead has chosen to have a non-religious naming ceremony; something that further distances her from her father-in-law.This is rousing stuff. It’s exquisitely acted throughout, particularly by Jørgensen and Mikkelsen. In addition, the characterisation is so beautifully rounded, it’s an absolute joy to watch. Take Johannes as an example – he’s a violent, dinosaur of a man, and yet when his daughter-in-law stops him from seeing his grandson, you cannot help but feel sorry for the man. The scriptwriting is top-drawer; and everything from the musical score to the camerawork are faultless too. It is proof that you don’t need flash and crash to create quality drama.Walter Presents: Ride Upon the Storm launches on Channel 4 at 11pm on 5th April and the boxset is available via All4 immediately after the transmission of first episode.last_img read more

Bees were determined to make amends – Smith

first_img Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles People Are Becoming Rich Thanks to This Bitcoin System x This Bizarre Photo Caused Mayhem, Try Not to Gasp when You See Why x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x 20 Heartbreaking Photos North Korea Didn’t Want Released x Last Photo: What Happened After This Photo Was Horrifying x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Hogan’s double gives Brentford victory Brentford boss Dean Smith was pleased to see his side return to winning ways and said they were determined to atone for last weekend’s hammering at Norwich.The Bees, beaten in their previous four matches – and 5-0 at Norwich last time out – won 2-1 against Burton in a tense game at Griffin Park. AdChoices广告“It’s nice to come away with the three points and I thought it was a fair result,” Smith said.“There was a determination from the players to right what went wrong last week and I thought they did that today.Striker Hogan scored twice for Brentford“It’s nice to send the supporters home with smiles on their faces having seen the team win. “Our record here was very good but things have gone against us here, so it was nice to get the win.”Scott Hogan scored both the Bees’ goals, taking his tally for the season to 13.The striker opened the scoring with a wonderful first-time finish after being found by Romaine Sawyers and restored his team’s lead in the second half after Jamie Ward had equalised.“He’s a big player for us but he’ll be the first to admit he needs the supply,” Smith said. “I thought the pass by Romaine Sawyers for the first goal was fantastic.”last_img read more

Ed Reed: “I always will be a Raven”

first_img(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)OWINGS MILLS, Md. — In typical fashion, former Ravens safety Ed Reed initially labeled his return to Baltimore as “another away game” as a member of the Houston Texans, but we all knew better.Spending more time reminiscing about his 11 years with the organization that drafted him with the 24th overall pick of the 2002 draft, the 35-year-old’s true feelings shined through to no one’s surprise. It’s impossible not to be a little sentimental as Reed prepares to potentially play in his first game with another NFL franchise after missing the start of the season recovering from offseason hip surgery.“Baltimore is family. I miss walking into ‘The Bank’ on Sunday,” Reed said in a conference call with the local media. “I have a lot of memories; I cherish that and always will be a Raven. That’s where I was raised in the NFL. I did a lot of growing; we did a lot of special things. That’s something that could never be taken away.”The reactions from former teammates have been awkward but respectful this week as the thought of Reed wearing enemy colors at M&T Bank Stadium seems foreign. Some teammates have even joked that they hope Reed won’t be ready to return to action as he acknowledges being less than 100 percent after missing the entire preseason and the Texans’ first two regular-season games.Even Reed doesn’t know exactly what to expect from the hometown fans, joking that it will depend on how the morning tailgating goes prior to Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff.“It’s going to be weird with him being here such a long time,” defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said. “It’s going to be weird seeing him in a different uniform. He moved on, and we moved on, and hopefully he cannot play so we don’t have to play against him.”While Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has spoken positively about Reed’s status, the veteran defensive back was noncommittal about playing Sunday after practicing on a limited basis each of the last two days. It’s expected that Reed would only play on a part-time basis against the Ravens in his first game action since Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.It’s anyone’s guess what Reed will have to offer this season as he enters his 12th season and is coming off his second major hip surgery in the last four years.“I’m not confident about [anything] but going day to day the way I’ve been,” Reed said. “There’s no confidence about it if I haven’t played. You can’t be confident if you haven’t been on the field.”Even with Reed’s physical skills in decline, the Ravens are fully aware of his mental prowess in the secondary and know he is still able to take advantage of mistakes like he did when picking off an overthrown pass by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the Super Bowl. A ferocious Texans pass rush makes Reed’s stalking in the secondary even more dangerous for quarterback Joe Flacco.Facing the man who challenged him on a daily basis in practices for years, Flacco understands how significant Reed’s return is for both Baltimore fans and his organization, regardless of what kind of player Reed will be in 2013.“If he was in his fifth year, it probably wouldn’t be that big of a deal, because he wouldn’t have been here for that long,” said quarterback Joe Flacco, who teamed with Reed for five seasons. “But the fact that all the fans know him as a Baltimore Raven, and the fact that I was a fan of his at one point [before being his teammate], yeah, it probably makes it a little bit different.”Reed’s decision to depart for Houston on a three-year, $15 milllion wasn’t the storybook ending many had hoped for after he finally raised the Vince Lombardi Trophy in February, but his return to Baltimore will still be memorable as fans will inevitably recognize one of the greatest players in franchise history.The Ravens just hope Reed doesn’t make them pay with his play on the field.“It’s like playing against your brothers again while I’m out there coaching,” said Reed, who insisted he holds no hard feelings over the way his exit from the Ravens played out. “I’ve been having this feeling for a long time. It’s different being here and coming to see my guys, who I’ve been fighting with for a long time.”Lewis to speak or not to speakOnly adding to the emotion of Reed’s return to Baltimore will be the Ring of Honor induction of future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, who ended his remarkable 17-year career in February.His presence on Sunday has sparked questions over whether Lewis will address the team prior to kickoff. Truthfully, it’s an awkward proposition for an organization that spent the offseason trying to move on from the era in which Lewis and Reed were the biggest faces of the franchise.“I think we’ll leave that up to Ray, but I think he should just enjoy his moment,” Suggs said. “It’s his day. He’s going in [to the Ring of Honor], and if he feels he needs to say something to the team, he can say something. If anybody has the right of way, it’s him. If he just wants to enjoy it, take it in and be a fan of football, that’s fine, too.”It would be nearly impossible for the Ravens to deny Lewis the opportunity to speak to his former teammates if he asks, but one wonders if it would be counterproductive to the leadership-by-committee approach that continues to be a work in progress in the early stages of the season.Numerous members of the organization have made it clear throughout the offseason and summer that it’s a new era of Ravens football, so Lewis’ presence beyond the details of the halftime celebration could be considered a potential distraction.“I don’t have a philosophical position on that,” coach John Harbaugh said. “Either way would be fine. If it happened and it felt right, it would be great. And if it didn’t happen because it didn’t make sense, that’d be fine, too.”Watch out for WattCONTINUE ON NEXT PAGE >>>>>last_img read more

El-Hadary Retires From International Football

first_imgEgyptian shot stopper Essam El-Hadary has announced his retirement from international football.The 45-year-old made the announcement on Monday evening .He made his international debut in 1996 and has featured in 159 games for the Pharaohs.Essam El-Hadary won four African Cup of Nations (AFCON) titles for the North Africans in 1999, 2006, 2008 and 2010 in addition to being named in the 23-man squad for the recently concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.He made history at the mundial by becoming the oldest player in World Cup history after featuring in Egypt’s final Group A game against Saudi Arabia.The former Zamalek, Sion and Wadi Degla goalkeeper also became the oldest player to save a penalty after he denied the Saudis from the spot.His international retirement doesn’t disturb his club football having just returned back to Egyptian giants Ismaily for a third spell earlier this summer.RelatedWorld Cup Record-Breaker El-Hadary Joins IsmailyJuly 3, 2018In “Africa”El-Hadary Sets New World Cup Record In RussiaJune 25, 2018In “Africa”Bradley MazikouJune 30, 2017Similar postlast_img read more

Fans defy Mali threat ahead of Crucial qualifier

first_imgDozens of football fans are said to be filing into the Bamako Stadium, more than seven hours to the crucial World and Nations cup qualifier between the Black Stars of Ghana and the Eagles of Mali.The news comes at the back of mounting tensions following reports of clashes between Ghanaian supporters and security.The supporters as well as journalists were reported to have been prevented from watching the Stars final training match by security which culminated into skirmishes and delayed the training session by thirty minutes.Ghana’s Deputy Sports Minister, Nii Nortey Dua according to Joy FM’s Ernest Koranteng, was also denied entry.Unfazed by the actions of the security on Friday, Mr. Koranteng told Joy News’ Bernard Saibu on Sunday, the stadium is already basking at its seams as supporters, Malians and Ghanaians alike keep trooping in.The match expected to begin 19 hours GMT will see group leaders, Black Stars come up against perennial under achievers, Mali as both sides are fancied to pick the single world cup slot in the group, comprising Benin and Sudan. Coach Milovan Rajevac is expected to play a 4-1-2-3 formation, with the starting line up for the Black Stars confirmed as follows;1. Goal keeper- Richard Kingston2. John Paintsil3. Harrison Afful4. Eric Addo5. John Mensah6. Anthony Annan7. Opoku Agyemang8. Michael Essien9. Mathew Amoah10. Prince Tagoe11. Kwadwo AsamoahStory by Nathan Gadugah/Myjoyonline.comlast_img read more