Tritech has released the 720im sonar, which adds another model to the Gemini range. Weighing less than 500 grams and measuring only 63 milimeters wide, the new unit is, according to Tritech, significantly smaller than other comparable sonars available.Scott McLay, sales director at Tritech, said: “The Gemini 720im has been in development for two years. Every aspect of the sonar has been meticulously engineered and rigorously tested, to ensure that it meets the exacting high standards by which the company operates.”“Our customers can expect this latest model to deliver the same outstanding performance and reliability that Tritech’s products are synonymous with, but in a supremely lightweight and compact unit.”David Bradley, managing director at Tritech, stated: “It’s hugely satisfying to see the result of our latest project. Our ongoing commitment to investing in R&D means that we can take advantage of advances in technology and develop products that are innovative and have the ability to take sonar technology into new markets and environments, offering real benefits and value in new and existing applications.”Tritech already has to its record one of the smallest mechanical sonars in the world – the MicronSonar which utilises Digital Sonar Technology (DST). The 720im extends that technology into the multibeam arena. Additionally, its compact size and weight removes payload issues encountered on ROVs.
BEIJING – The United States government’s order to China to shut its consulate in Houston is an attempt to blame Beijing for U.S. failures ahead of the November presidential election, Chinese state media said in editorials on Thursday. The United States said on Wednesday it had given China 72 hours to close the consulate “to protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information”, prompting Chinese threats of retaliation. China’s national flag is seen waving at the China Consulate General in Houston, Texas. FILE PHOTO/REUTERS The decision marked a dramatic escalation of tension between the world’s two biggest economies amid fresh accusations of Chinese espionage in the United States and calls by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for a new global coalition against Beijing. (Reuters)
Questions, questions, questions.Everywhere you looked Tuesday at Staples Center there were questions confronting the Lakers.Maybe they found some answers Tuesday, maybe they didn’t.Maybe their stunning 116-103 win over the Clippers means something; maybe it means nothing at all. But it does make you raise your eyebrows, even just a little bit.How can you not when a young, explosive bench combines for 76 points and hustles its way to a 41-point fourth quarter while limiting the Clippers to 24?“They’ve been doing it. They showed it in preseason and exhibition games,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “They’ve been good. They’ve turned a gas on.”They did.Not that we paid any attention. But maybe we should have.Or to young, athletic forward Xavier Henry who hustled and slithered and shot his way to a career-high 22 points; or Jordan Farmar and his 16 points and six assists in relief of Steve Nash; or Chris Kaman and Pau Gasol combining for 25 points and 21 rebounds; and Jodie Meeks adding 13 points and Nick Young 13?All of them smiling and high-fiving and rushing to each other’s defense when the Clippers got a little too aggressive or were immediately nearby to extend a helping hand when a teammate went crashing to the floor.Amazing what can happen when guys actually like each other, right?Or when players embrace being here and willingly carry out their coaches’ orders and play for each other rather than against one another.When you have that going for you the possibilities are endless, even if only for one night.“Chemistry means a lot and they’re good guys and very coachable,” D’Antoni said. “They want to win and are doing everything right. When you do that, they have a chance. You don’t need one guy to be a star every night.”The Lakers might turn around and lose their next three games, but when the lights flashed on opening night Tuesday and their Staples Center neighbor Clippers looked contritely upon them, almost as if they felt sorry for them, they showed that chemistry, young legs, and a willingness to play collectively still goes a long way.“We’ve been together every day in the gym a month before training camp, playing with each other, working out with each other,” Henry said. “We know each other well. I love our attitude. Our attitude is the biggest thing we have going. We have guys who are ready to go get it. We’re hungry and we want to beat somebody up.”Questions? Yes.Too many to consider in this year of uncertainty.Too many that need positive answers to seriously consider a playoff spot.You would think, right?But dare we believe something much grander is possible after the fourth quarter explosion we saw Tuesday and the chemistry the Lakers showed?Dare we?Painfully, one of the primary answers was dressed in a purple sweatsuit in the locker room 90 minutes before the Lakers tipped off their new season against the Clippers — and still weeks, if not months, away from providing any help.And just as quickly as Kobe Bryant was spotted he disappeared, vanishing to the refuge of the Lakers’ players lounge as soon as reporters were allowed inside.And invisible he remained until a minute or so into the second quarter when he joined his teammates behind the Lakers’ bench, stylishly dressed in a custom-fitted black suit as he sat next to team doctor Steven Lombardo.It was a nice pick-me up for the Lakers, although it’s debatable what’s more tortuous.Not having a healthy Bryant as they take the first steps in a season rife with uncertainty, or not having Bryant and continually seeing him sitting there on the bench — knowing how different things would be with him on the court.Maybe out of sight and out of mind might be the ideal play here, at least on game nights.In any event, the Lakers will carry on without him for now, for whatever that is worth.And hope Gasol, no longer burdened by the ominous, angry presence of Dwight Howard or the Lakers need to appease him, reverts back to the All-Star player he once was and Nash stays healthy long enough to quarterback this thrown-together roster and Chris Kaman rebounds from two down seasons and the young legs of Young and Farmar and Henry and Wesley Johnson are spry enough to carry out D’Antoni’s run-at-all-costs mandate.If all that happens, and if Bryant eventually returns at or near the level he was before the injury, the Lakers just might have enough to scratch and claw their way to the necessary amount of wins to make the playoffs.“Without a doubt,” D’Antoni insisted.Before immediately qualifying his optimism, of course.“Again, with question marks,” he said. “If Steve is around. Is Pau an All-Star? Does Kaman come back will Nick Young find his footing.”And if none of that happens? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
4 Congo200213−206 Nov1–25 Sep— PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts —5 Sep2–08 Oct 1 Uganda321020+27 Basena: I don’t know Miya’s physical state, but he is a player I would take to Egypt even if he is injured. #UGAEGY #WCQ— Robert Madoi (@robertmadoi) August 31, 2017 3 Ghana201102−210–06 Nov—1 Sep The Cranes starting line up that destroyed Egypt. Okwi is standing left. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAFT: Uganda ?? 1 Egypt ?? 0 (Emmanuel Okwi 51st min)Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emmanuel Okwi was the unlikely hero as Uganda Cranes beat Egypt 1-0 to jump to the top of World Cup qualifying Group E.Okwi dribbled two Egyptian defenders in the box before striking from close range in the 51st minute, a lead Uganda held on for a stunning win.The choice of Okwi to start was a brave one by new coach Moses Basena, as the striker had been in the wilderness for a while, and even missed out on the historic trip to the African Cup of Nations finals.The striker who plays for Simba in Tanzania having failed to make a mark in Europe, justified his selection with a brave team performance.The Egyptians only came into the game later, but goalkeeper Denis Onyango, and some good luck for the Ugandans ensured they avenged their painful 1-0 loss at the Nations Cup.The Kampala game was a repeat of a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group match in Gabon won 1-0 by the north Africans thanks to a last-gasp Abdallah Said goal.The two sides will meet again in five days’ time in Alexandria, before Uganda hosts Ghana October 7 and travels to Congo in November.Action shifts to Ghana Friday, and they will be happy with the results from Kampala.Ghana, seeking a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance, host Congo Brazzaville in Kumasi Friday needing maximum points to have any realistic hope of overtaking Group E leaders Uganda and Egypt.Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah called up long-time campaigners like the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, and Asamoah Gyan, and also named five uncapped players.This is Namboole. pic.twitter.com/LfdhOetKRZ— Ryan Alden (@hawkmav) August 31, 2017 1 Egypt220041+36 5 Sep—2–08 Oct —1–07 Oct1–0 2 Egypt320142+26 Moses Basena: My appeal to the players is not to get carried away. We will be playing against a wounded animal in two days’ time.— Robert Madoi (@robertmadoi) August 31, 2017 Emma Okwi: We are going to keep our feet on the ground in Alexandria.— Robert Madoi (@robertmadoi) August 31, 2017 31 Aug—7 Oct1–0 POST MATCH PRESSERUganda Cranes starting XI Vs Egypt: Dennis Onyango (Goalkeeper & Captain), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey ‘Jajja Walu’ Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Jjuuko, Khalid Aucho, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Faruku Miya, Derrick Nsibambi, Joseph Benson OchayaGroup E 2 Uganda211010+14 [<a href=”//storify.com/IndependentUg/okwi-does-his-magic-on-egyptians” target=”_blank”>View the story “Okwi does his magic on Egyptians!” on Storify</a>]*****MATCH PREVIEWFILE PHOTO: Oloya (left) joins goal scorer Miya in a match last year. PHOTO KCCA MEDIAThursday, 4pmUganda ?? vs Egypt ?? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cranes striker Farouk Miya is confident Uganda Cranes will build on their strong start to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite recent changes to the team’s coaching staff.Speaking to FIFA.com, Miya said the departure of coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and arrival of Moses Basena in the past month will not change the team’s resolve to build on their recent successes. Micho moved to South African Club Orlando Pirates.“Both coaches know the players and know how we play. I do not think there will be much of a difference and I certainly do not think that the team will be weaker as a result of our coach leaving,” he said.After an away draw and home win, Uganda are second in Group E behind Egypt, and are the only African side not to have conceded a goal so far in their World Cup qualifying campaign. Uganda has played four, won three, drawn one, lost none; goals scored are five, goals conceded none.Farouk Miya is joint-top scorer in Africa’s World Cup qualifiers so far with four of Uganda’s five goals scored in the qualifying phase, and two matches of the group phase. While all eyes are on him to lead the attack Thursday against Egypt, Miya is confident the team has many match winners.“There is no star player in our team. That makes our team so strong. It is the unity that binds us and moulds us into a team,” he told FIFA.com.“As a team, we grew stronger when we beat Togo (qualifying phase). They have already played at the World Cup and we gained in confidence when we advanced at their expense. Even when we were drawn into the same group as Egypt and Ghana, not to forget Congo, we still believed that we could go through to the World Cup.”Egypt team arrived on Tuesday night aboard Nile Air. They are accomodated at Sheraton Kampala. @MosesMagogo @EdgarSWatson @FIFAWWC #UGEGY pic.twitter.com/IGIfxA38gj— Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) August 29, 2017Egyptians hereThe Egyptians flew in on Tuesday night aboard Nile Air, with a team comprising 15 foreign-based players.For his final 25-man squad, Egypt coach Hector Cuper also has Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Elneny. They are expected to have a feel of the pitch at the Mandela National Stadium Wednesday afternoon.Egypt squad:Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Taawoun, KSA), Sherif Ekrami (Ahly), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Zamalek).Defenders:Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, England), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, KSA), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich, England), Omar Gaber (Basel, Switzerland), Karim Hafiz (Lens, France), Saad Samir (Ahly), Rami Rabia (Ahly), Ahmed Fathi (Ahly), Mohamed Fathi (Ismaily).Midfielders:Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Sam Morsi (Wigan, England), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Hossam Ashour (Ahly), Abdallah El-Said (Ahly), Saleh Gomaa (Ahly).Forwards:Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Ahmed Koka (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Amr Gamal (Bivest Witts, South Africa), Mahmoud “Kahraba” Abdel-Moneim (Ittihad Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Hossam Hassan (Smouha).Uganda squad:Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (St George, Ethiopia), Ismail Watenga (Vipers), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA)Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers), Isaac Muleme (KCCA), Timothy Dennis Awany (KCCA), Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bernard Muwanga (SC Villa Jogoo), Geofrey ‘Jajja Walu’ Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Dennis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Paul Musamali (KCCA), Isaac Isinde (Buildcon, Zambia)Midfielders: Aucho Khalid (Unattached), Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (Than Quảng Ninh, Vietnam), Ivan ‘Kojja’ Ntege (Township Rollers, Botswana), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Moses Waiswa (Vipers), Shafiq Kagimu (URA), William Luwagga Kizito (CSM Politehnica Iași, Romania), Wasswa Hassan Mawanda (Njimeh Lebanon), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia)Strikers: Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA), Geofrey Sserunkuma (Buildcon, Zambia), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Milton Karisa (Vipers), Faruku Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium). 3 Ghana201102−216 Nov0–0—1 Sep 4 Congo200213−201–26 Nov5 Sep— Share on: WhatsApp