Indian ocean – Gurugama http://gurugama.org/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 15:57:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://gurugama.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-16.png Indian ocean – Gurugama http://gurugama.org/ 32 32 US Coast Guard in Middle East seizes $85 million worth of heroin > United States Navy > News-Stories http://gurugama.org/us-coast-guard-in-middle-east-seizes-85-million-worth-of-heroin-united-states-navy-news-stories/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 15:57:38 +0000 http://gurugama.org/us-coast-guard-in-middle-east-seizes-85-million-worth-of-heroin-united-states-navy-news-stories/ While operating in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) seized 2,410 kilograms of heroin as the fishing vessel transited international waters. CTF 150 is one of four task forces of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), the largest multinational naval partnership in the world. The Royal Saudi Navy assumed command […]]]>

While operating in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) seized 2,410 kilograms of heroin as the fishing vessel transited international waters. CTF 150 is one of four task forces of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), the largest multinational naval partnership in the world.

The Royal Saudi Navy assumed command of CTF 150 in July during a ceremony in Manama, Bahrain, where the task force is headquartered.

“This significant seizure demonstrates a deep commitment on the part of our international partners to disrupt and deter destabilizing activities in the region,” said Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet. and CMF. “I’m proud of the tireless efforts of CMF, the Saudi-led CTF 150 team and Charles Moulthrope’s crew.”

Charles Moulthrope began operating in the Middle East in May 2021. Its crew of nearly 30 coastguards includes the ship’s 24 plankowners who were the original crew when the ship was commissioned in January 2021 .

The CMF consists of 34 member nations whose forces operate in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, North Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean.

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Earthquake info: Light Mag. 4.9 Earthquake – Indian Ocean, 132 km southwest of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 4:32 a.m. (GMT +8) http://gurugama.org/earthquake-info-light-mag-4-9-earthquake-indian-ocean-132-km-southwest-of-denpasar-bali-indonesia-on-sunday-september-25-2022-at-432-a-m-gmt-8/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 11:23:00 +0000 http://gurugama.org/earthquake-info-light-mag-4-9-earthquake-indian-ocean-132-km-southwest-of-denpasar-bali-indonesia-on-sunday-september-25-2022-at-432-a-m-gmt-8/ To contribute:Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it. Flag as inappropriate. Mark as useful or interesting. Submit your own user report! Sanur Bali (132.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed traders. The walls shook. | 2 users found this interesting. […]]]>

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Sanur Bali (132.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed traders. The walls shook. | 2 users found this interesting.

Renon, Denpasar / slight shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibration / 5-10 s : 2 occurrences in short bursts. The first was a slight jolt followed by a stronger second. Bed shaking, wall vibrations for about 7-8 seconds | One user found this interesting.

Bali (111.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Slight building shake for 10 seconds. | One user found this interesting.

Nusa Dua / Very low agitation (MMI II) : The bed in my hotel room shook twice and I heard a rumbling – I had already been awake for an hour when this happened

Bali (124.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal swing (lateral) / 15-20 s

Kerobokan (126 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / slight shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibration / 5-10 s : Woke me up from sleep, dogs barking too

Seminyak, Bali (124.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very low shaking (MMI II) / horizontal rocking (lateral) / 2-5 s : In bed, awakened by the barking of dogs.

Kuta Bali (122.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / slight shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal rocking (lateral) / 15-20 s

Near Jember (152.7 km NNW of epicentre) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)

Ubud (149 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical and horizontal oscillation / 10-15 s

Seminyak, Bali (124.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Slight Shake (MMI IV) / 2-5 sec

Uluwatu (114.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Low Shake (MMI III) / 5-10 sec

Legian, Bali (125.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattle, vibration : Noise – weak shaking – seemed like 2 events one after the other

Tabanan Bali (130.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Slight Shake (MMI IV) / 2-5 sec : It happened twice. There is about a minute between the 1st and the 2nd

Pantai Seseh (123.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Low shake (MMI III) / Single side shake / 5-10 s : Shaking, 2 times, felt ground vibrating and moving side to side

Canggu (127.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / Simple lateral shaking / 2-5 s : I woke up to the tremors, it was pretty strong

Batu belig (125.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal swing (lateral) / 2-5 s (reported via our app)

Pererenan (124.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibration / 2-5 s : The doors and the bed started shaking. Very weak and short

Denpasar, Bali (131.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very low agitation (MMI II) : Windows shake (reported via our app)

Uluwatu (112.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibration / 5-10 s

Tabanan (127.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / slight shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibration / 5-10 s

Bingin (111.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / rattle, vibration / 2-5 s : Woke us up in the shaking house on the Bingin cliff.

Jimbaran, Kabupaten Badung, Bali (116.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very low shaking (MMI II) / horizontal rocking (lateral) / 10-15 s

Cross Bali Breakers (113.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / slight shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal rocking (lateral) / 10-15 s

Ubud (153.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Mild Agitation (MMI IV)

Nusa Dua (119.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibration / 2-5 s

Jimbaran, Kabupaten Badung, Bali (113.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal swing (lateral) / 5-10 s

Ubud (143.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Low shake (MMI III) / Single side shake / 1-2 s

Kuta (123.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibration / 20-30 s

kerambitan (130.1 km NE of the epicentre) [Map] / Low shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibration / 10-15 s

Seminyak (125.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Low Shake (MMI III) / 2-5 sec

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China’s actions in Indian Ocean include use of ‘coercive economic tools’: US | world news http://gurugama.org/chinas-actions-in-indian-ocean-include-use-of-coercive-economic-tools-us-world-news/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 07:09:23 +0000 http://gurugama.org/chinas-actions-in-indian-ocean-include-use-of-coercive-economic-tools-us-world-news/ China’s actions in the Indian Ocean include a disregard for international law, the use of ‘coercive economic tools’ to achieve security objectives and a lack of transparency in efforts to establish military bases there. overseas, a senior US defense official said. The U.S. side is engaged in “good discussions” on these concerns with its Indian […]]]>

China’s actions in the Indian Ocean include a disregard for international law, the use of ‘coercive economic tools’ to achieve security objectives and a lack of transparency in efforts to establish military bases there. overseas, a senior US defense official said.

The U.S. side is engaged in “good discussions” on these concerns with its Indian counterparts, as U.S. concerns go beyond China’s growing naval presence in the Indian Ocean, said Ely Ratner, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs.

“What concerns us in the Indian Ocean is that we will see and have started to see a pattern of [People’s Republic of China] and [People’s Liberation Army] behavior we have seen in other parts of the region, including failure to respect international law, lack of transparency, including around its efforts to establish military installations abroad, as well as its use of coercive economic tools to achieve security goals,” Ratner said.

He was responding to a question about US concerns over China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean during a virtual press briefing for a select group of reporters on Thursday evening.

Read also :‘India is crucial for US to counter China,’ says US Navy chief

The visit of a Chinese research vessel with extensive technical surveillance capabilities to the Chinese-controlled port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka in August raised concerns in both India and the United States. New Delhi officially raised concerns in Colombo, prompting the Chinese side to say it was “completely unjustified for some countries” to invoke so-called security concerns to pressure Sri Lanka.

Reports have also emerged that China’s first military base in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa is now fully operational and capable of supporting huge warships.

Ratner said U.S. concerns are “not only about China’s growing naval presence in the Indian Ocean, but also how it will express that presence and what its intentions are.”

He added: “So those are all things that concern us and that we’re starting to see elements of in…the Indian Ocean region. [and] not only in the maritime domain, and this is an area on which we have had good discussions with our Indian counterparts and we will continue to do so in the future.

Lindsey Ford, United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, said during the briefing that the United States and its partners in task forces such as the Quad are engaged in a “tremendous amount” of hands-on coordination on issues such as maritime security, technology and disaster relief.

It “shows how much we are leaning towards the idea of ​​working with like-minded partners, India and others, and I think that extends to the defense space as well,” he said. she declared.


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A new 21-day bespoke African luxury itinerary http://gurugama.org/a-new-21-day-bespoke-african-luxury-itinerary/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:47:19 +0000 http://gurugama.org/a-new-21-day-bespoke-african-luxury-itinerary/ GILTEDGE is an award-winning travel agency specializing in safari holidays to Southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. The company’s itinerary combines Cape Town exploration, bush breaks and the warm aquamarine waters off Mozambique. According to the group’s managing director, Murray Gardiner, the company has survived one of the most difficult periods in […]]]>

GILTEDGE is an award-winning travel agency specializing in safari holidays to Southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. The company’s itinerary combines Cape Town exploration, bush breaks and the warm aquamarine waters off Mozambique. According to the group’s managing director, Murray Gardiner, the company has survived one of the most difficult periods in the history of travel: “After two years of difficulties, it took a lot of energy, positivity and courage to our partners and to us for being where we are. today. We think we’d really like to celebrate that! Gardiner said. GILTEDGE said the 21-day Southern Africa Celebration itinerary begins in the Mother City, where guests will spend four days enjoying world-class wine, delicious cuisine, breathtaking scenery and hospitality. unforgettable at Ellerman House. After Cape Town, travelers will travel through the SADC regions and visit Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, cruise the Chobe River for three nights on the Zambezi Queen, followed by a stay in the Matesi Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, to name a few. . The itinerary will end at Kisawa Sanctuary on the beautiful Benguerra Island in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago.

SOURCE: IOL

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Preliminary IMF report concludes that the VAT tax regime works well in Seychelles http://gurugama.org/preliminary-imf-report-concludes-that-the-vat-tax-regime-works-well-in-seychelles/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 06:43:03 +0000 http://gurugama.org/preliminary-imf-report-concludes-that-the-vat-tax-regime-works-well-in-seychelles/ The preliminary report was presented to the Minister of Finance last Wednesday (Gérard Larose) Photo license (Seychelles News Agency) – A preliminary report by an IMF delegation on a review of Seychelles Value added tax (VAT) concluded that the VAT has worked as well as it could have, but is in danger of being eroded […]]]>

The preliminary report was presented to the Minister of Finance last Wednesday (Gérard Larose)

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(Seychelles News Agency) – A preliminary report by an IMF delegation on a review of Seychelles Value added tax (VAT) concluded that the VAT has worked as well as it could have, but is in danger of being eroded if the widening of exemptions beyond strict necessity continues.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Finance, the IMF delegation visited Seychelles from September 6 to 15 to carry out a comprehensive review of the current VAT regime at the request of the government.

The objective of the review was to determine whether the VAT regime is the most efficient tax regime in place for a small economy such as Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean.

The review was announced by Finance Minister Naadir Hassan last year in his 2022 budget speech.

“With the help of the IMF, we will carry out a review of the implementation of the VAT tax regime, in order to minimize abuses in the collection of this tax,” Hassan said.

The assessment considered whether to have a VAT regime in a country with a small population and small economy like Seychelles and whether a Goods and Services Tax (GST) is better suited.

The IMF report said a return to the GST was unlikely to resolve the current dissatisfaction with the VAT and that the Ministry of Finance should work on a strategy where the shortcomings of the current VAT regime could be reformed.

The Value added tax was introduced in Seychelles in July 2012 and replaced the GST. VAT is a broad base tax of 15% on most goods and services imported, sold and consumed in Seychelles. It is a consumption tax that is ultimately paid by final consumers.

During the presentation of the preliminary report last Wednesday, Hassan expressed his gratitude to the IMF delegation for “the excellent work done in such a short time, and that more follow-up work will have to be undertaken, once the final report is presented. “.

The final report is expected in less than two months.

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Uganda reacts angrily to EU resolution against pipeline http://gurugama.org/uganda-reacts-angrily-to-eu-resolution-against-pipeline/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:05:08 +0000 http://gurugama.org/uganda-reacts-angrily-to-eu-resolution-against-pipeline/ KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Ugandan leader warned Friday that his government may “find someone else to work with” as French partner TotalEnergies faces growing pressure to pull out of a partnership for pipeline construction opposed by climate activists. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s comments followed a European Union Parliament resolution urging the international community “to […]]]>

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Ugandan leader warned Friday that his government may “find someone else to work with” as French partner TotalEnergies faces growing pressure to pull out of a partnership for pipeline construction opposed by climate activists.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s comments followed a European Union Parliament resolution urging the international community “to exert maximum pressure on the Ugandan and Tanzanian authorities, as well as on the project’s developers and stakeholders”, to stop oil activities around Lake Albert.

This resolution cited human rights concerns centering on fair compensation for affected communities as well as environmental fears. More than 120,000 people will lose land to make way for the oil project, according to an assessment by environmental group Friends of the Earth.

The 897-mile (1,443-kilometer) East African crude oil pipeline, planned by TotalEnergies and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, is increasingly in trouble as activists, accusing it violates the spirit of the Paris climate accord, are trying to deprive it of funds by plaintiff banks and insurers.

But in Uganda, an East African country whose authorities see the pipeline as key to economic development, opposition to the project has sparked outrage. Ugandan officials say oil wealth can lift millions of people out of poverty and that stopping the pipeline immediately would be detrimental to the country’s interests.

The National Assembly on Thursday issued a statement affirming Uganda’s sovereignty and condemning the European Parliament’s resolution.

Museveni said TotalEnergies had assured him the pipeline – which would link the oil fields of western Uganda to the Indian Ocean port of Tanga in Tanzania – would go ahead, but warned on Twitter that “ if they choose to listen to the European Parliament, we will find someone else to work with.

“Anyway, we will have our oil coming out by 2025 as planned. So the people of Uganda should not worry,” he said.

Uganda is estimated to have recoverable oil reserves of at least 1.4 billion barrels. The China National Offshore Oil Corporation and TotalEnergies said in February that the total investment would be more than $10 billion.

Oil wells will also be drilled in Murchison Falls National Park in western Uganda. Here the Nile plunges 130 feet (40 meters) through a gap just 20 feet (6 meters) wide and the surrounding wilderness is home to hippos, egrets, giraffes and antelopes. The pipeline would then cross seven forest reserves and two game parks, skirting Lake Victoria, a source of fresh water for 40 million people.

This ecological fragility is one reason some activists oppose the project despite assurances from TotalEnergies that the pipeline’s state-of-the-art design will ensure safety for decades.

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Focus on peace and security in the Indo-Pacific http://gurugama.org/focus-on-peace-and-security-in-the-indo-pacific/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 07:23:42 +0000 http://gurugama.org/focus-on-peace-and-security-in-the-indo-pacific/ A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Public Security Lt. Gen. Luong Tam Quang visited India for the second security dialogue and held in-depth discussions on security issues with his Indian counterpart . The security dialogue mechanism between Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and India’s National Security Council Secretariat was established in 2016 when […]]]>

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Public Security Lt. Gen. Luong Tam Quang visited India for the second security dialogue and held in-depth discussions on security issues with his Indian counterpart . The security dialogue mechanism between Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and India’s National Security Council Secretariat was established in 2016 when the relationship was upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership. The first security dialogue was held in Hanoi, in the presence of Indian national security adviser Ajit Doval. This time, the Indian side was led by Deputy National Security Advisor Vikram Misri. The visiting Vietnamese vice minister also met with the NSA and the foreign minister.

This mechanism is crucial for determining countries’ priorities on regional and international affairs and for reviewing the progress of decisions made by the political leaders of India and Vietnam. Indian and Vietnamese leaders meet frequently and the pace has not slowed even during the pandemic. Indian Prime Minister Modi and then Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc co-chaired a virtual summit in December 2020 and released the Joint India-Vietnam Vision for Peace, Prosperity and the People containing the guidelines for the future development of India-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership. The significance of this document is that it serves as the cornerstone for a new era of comprehensive strategic partnership between India and Vietnam. In addition, seven agreements were signed, including one on the implementation of arrangements on defense industry cooperation and another on nuclear cooperation between the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India and the Vietnam Agency for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety.

The summit set out seven steps to further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, which notably covered defense and security partnership with the aim of maintaining stability in the Indo-Pacific region, maintaining peace, stability , safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea, and the need to ensure that the Code of Conduct (CoC) negotiations do not harm the interests of other countries in the region. The two prime ministers also agreed to intensify efforts to promote partnership in the Indo-Pacific region, including shared emphasis on the centrality of ASEAN, as well as to foster practical cooperation between ASEAN and the world. India in the key areas and in accordance with the stated objectives and principles. in ASEAN Perspectives on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) and India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI).

Subsequently, in 2021, Prime Minister Modi held talks with current Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and noted that the Indo-Vietnamese Comprehensive Strategic Partnership can help promote regional stability as the two countries share a common vision. similar to an open, inclusive, peaceful and governed Indian Ocean. Region. In April 2022, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of establishment between the two countries, Prime Minister Modi had a phone call with HE Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam. During the call, Prime Minister Modi underscored Vietnam’s stature as a pillar of India’s Act East Policy and Indo-Pacific vision and wished to expand the scope of bilateral relations.

This year, two important Indian delegations also visited Vietnam. In April, Sri Om Biral, chairman of Lok Sabha, led a delegation of lawmakers to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. During the visit, his Vietnamese counterpart, Mr. Hue, defined an action plan for further cooperation between the representatives of the citizens of the two countries.

This was followed by the visit of Indian Defense Minister Sri Rajnath Singh in June, during which three important decisions were taken. First, India and Vietnam signed a Joint Vision Statement on India-Vietnam Defense Partnership 2030, “which will significantly enhance the scope and scale of existing defense cooperation.” Secondly, the Indian and Vietnamese defense ministers agreed to expeditiously finalize the $500 million defense line of credit granted to Vietnam and to “implement projects that will significantly add to the capabilities of defense of Vietnam” and will also push the Indian government’s vision of “do in India, do for the world”. Thirdly, India and Vietnam have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on mutual logistic support. Sri Singh visited Vietnam’s military training facilities and handed over twelve high-speed patrol boats to the Vietnamese naval fleet which was built with a $100 million line of credit and technical assistance from India, and is expected to be deployed soon on along the coast of the South China Sea.

The Second Security Dialogue between Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and the National Security Council Secretariat took place against the background of the above interactions and decisions. During this meeting, the two parties reiterated their commitment to peace and security in the region. The Vietnamese delegation appreciated the Indian role in shaping Indo-Pacific architecture. The Indian side stressed the need to implement the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI). This was suggested earlier by Prime Minister Modi as an action plan to achieve the goal of a Free, Open and Inclusive Indo-Pacific (FOIP) which is based on seven pillars. This has similarities with the ASEAN outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP). Vietnam played an important role in the formulation of the AOIP.

In this security dialogue, emphasis has been placed on three aspects. First, the Indian side stressed the need for freedom of navigation and overflight and unhindered trade in national waters in accordance with international laws (UNCLOS). Second, the need to ensure that the proposed CoC fully complies with the relevant UN convention and that the negotiations do not prejudice the legitimate rights and interests of nations that are not parties to the discussions. It can be mentioned here that Taiwan, which has claims in the SCS, is not a party to the CoC negotiations.

Third, the two sides discussed ways to fight terrorism and developed a cooperation plan to address the growing link between radicalism, terrorism and drug and arms trafficking.

The two countries have joined the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and are collaborating on a number of critical issues, including cybersecurity. India is also helping Vietnam to build its capacity in the defense sector. The Security Dialogue between the Ministry of Public Security and the Secretariat of the National Security Council is an important process for frankly discussing issues with a view to developing cooperation plans based on pragmatism. India views its relations with Vietnam from a long-term strategic perspective and firmly believes that cooperation between the two countries can substantially contribute to maintaining peace and stability in the region.



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Skull and Bones’ helmet has a ton of potential http://gurugama.org/skull-and-bones-helmet-has-a-ton-of-potential/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 22:01:00 +0000 http://gurugama.org/skull-and-bones-helmet-has-a-ton-of-potential/ Ubisoft Singapore Skull and bones has sought to take pirate action to the next level since it was first announced, and the Helm will help give players a pirate identity they can be proud of. games like sea ​​of ​​thieves and Assassin’s Creed 4 The Black Flag have made the pirate experience a mainstay on […]]]>

Ubisoft Singapore Skull and bones has sought to take pirate action to the next level since it was first announced, and the Helm will help give players a pirate identity they can be proud of. games like sea ​​of ​​thieves and Assassin’s Creed 4 The Black Flag have made the pirate experience a mainstay on consoles over the past decade, and swashbuckling action and ship combat have been embraced by many gamers, so Ubisoft’s title has a clear audience.


Skull and bones got new trailers at Ubisoft Forward, with combat and the significant amount of customization taking center stage. As fans know, Skull and bones was repeatedly delayed after its initial reveal at E3 in 2017, supposedly due to various conflicting goals for the game that necessitated major changes in development. Ubisoft Singapore has been working hard to fix this, and the Helm could be one of the keys to success.

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Skull and Bones Pirate Lair

Players will unlock the Helm after reaching a previously unspecified level in Skull and bones, giving them a base of operations and their own pirate hideout. No longer taking orders from other pirates, at this point in the game players will be able to begin the ascent of their own career as a legendary pirate leader while gaining riches and pirate glory across the Indian Ocean.

The sheer amount of customization options available with the Helm is what makes the feature so intriguing. If done right, each player will have their own lair that truly reflects their identity as a pirate in Skull and bones, showcasing their greatest triumphs and depicting how they play. With a limited narrative in Skull and boneshow the game allows players to define their own pirate identity can determine the success of the game’s launch. A personalized lair gives players something to fight for, defend and invest in.

If a player primarily wants to be a trader and amass wealth, their lair can be used as a base of operations to craft and transport illegal goods. Using the Helm as a place for managing production, planning shipping routes, and establishing the price market would give the Helm function real meaning and importance and separate it from just being a random pirate on a ship. Immersion can set Skull and bones apart from its competition.

Perhaps the life of a pirate merchant is not for some players, and they prefer to raid the high seas and enrich themselves by acquiring wealth in any way possible. In these cases, the bar could be a place to plan an attack strategy, manage fortifications and ship armaments, and store treasure safely until a rival tries to take it. The lair can also act as a hub for managing quests and overall content inside Skull and bones as well as being a place to showcase and brag about a player’s greatest bounties and most glorious victories, because no great pirate lacks ego.

The riches of Skull and Bones

A potentially great feature for console players would be a sort of trophy box inside the Helm, where players can view their unlocked achievements or trophies as actual physical trophies in-game. This would be a great bragging opportunity and to brag about players who have invested a lot of effort in building their pirate legacy. Picking and showcasing the hardest-to-acquire trophies as the centerpiece of a Pirate Captain’s achievements in their career would be a small but sweet way to distinguish dedicated players, especially in the first few months after Skull and bones versions.

It is important to remember that very little is known about Helm functionality in Skull and bones right now, despite Ubisoft Forward content, but there are plenty of possibilities that could make this one of the best parts of the game over time. Regardless of what the Helm ends up being, players will soon be able to take over their own custom pirate lair.

Skull and bones releases November 8 on PC, PS5, Stadia, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Skull and Bones Trailers Describe Ship Customization, World, Pirate Lairs, and Weapons http://gurugama.org/skull-and-bones-trailers-describe-ship-customization-world-pirate-lairs-and-weapons/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 23:10:51 +0000 http://gurugama.org/skull-and-bones-trailers-describe-ship-customization-world-pirate-lairs-and-weapons/ At Ubisoft Forward, the company unveiled two new trailers for skull and bones. The trailers go over ship customization and take a look at some of the awesome weapons you’ll use to secure your loot. The other returns to the bloody race between corporations and pirates to control the Indian Ocean. During the showcase, the […]]]>

At Ubisoft Forward, the company unveiled two new trailers for skull and bones.

The trailers go over ship customization and take a look at some of the awesome weapons you’ll use to secure your loot. The other returns to the bloody race between corporations and pirates to control the Indian Ocean.

During the showcase, the Skull and Bones team also revealed a little more about the smuggling rings. These become available once you’ve earned enough infamy and unlocked your pirate lair, known as The Helm. This will be the base of your smuggling operations.

This is where you will create high value goods such as opium and rum before selling your wares. You can also choose your own contracts.

Along with showing a ship customization video, the team discussed the different ways you can customize your ship. Each type of ship is suited to playstyles such as maneuverability, power, and cargo capacity. Some even have perks like weapon power, and some can be equipped with different weapons, ammo, armor, furniture, and cosmetic items.

When it comes to arming your ship, you can also tailor it to your playstyle. You might want to sink enemy ships or just disable ships for easier boarding. There will be a wide variety of weapons to choose from, ranging from cannons and ballistae to mortars and torpedoes.

Weapons also have an armor type that can counter it, so you’ll want to respond to your enemy’s ship with a weapon that can destroy it.

Skull and Bones releases November 8 on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation5, Stadia, Amazon Luna, and PC via the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store.

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UN approves Austrian Volker Turk as new human rights chief http://gurugama.org/un-approves-austrian-volker-turk-as-new-human-rights-chief/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 22:07:30 +0000 http://gurugama.org/un-approves-austrian-volker-turk-as-new-human-rights-chief/ Content of the article UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday endorsed a veteran Austrian diplomat to be the global body’s human rights chief and advocate for respect for universal rights at a time when the office is sharply criticized by China for accusing Beijing of abusing Muslim minorities. Content of […]]]>

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday endorsed a veteran Austrian diplomat to be the global body’s human rights chief and advocate for respect for universal rights at a time when the office is sharply criticized by China for accusing Beijing of abusing Muslim minorities.

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On Wednesday evening, General Secretary Antonio Guterres nominated Volker Turk, his top political boss, and the 193-member assembly quickly approved the appointment by consensus with a hammer blow from its acting president, followed by a volley of applause.

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Turk will replace Michelle Bachelet of Chile as High Commissioner for Human Rights, based in Geneva.

Bachelet’s four-year term ended on August 31 with the last-minute release of his highly critical report on China’s detention of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups in the western region of Xinjiang, which, may constitute crimes against humanity.

China blasted the report, accusing the UN rights office of fabrication and allowing itself to be used by Western nations.

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Tuerk can also expect to come under pressure from human rights activists.

Amnesty International’s secretary general, Agnès Callamard, said he was appointed “at a time when human rights are under serious threat around the world”.

“Immediately, he must help shape an effective human rights response and account for Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, China’s persecution of millions of Uyghurs and far too many forgotten crises,” she said in a statement, pointing to Yemen, Congo and Burma as examples. “His agenda should also include strengthening the human rights response to climate change and rising inequality.”

Turk, who holds a doctorate in international law from the University of Vienna, has worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees around the world, including in Malaysia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Congo and Kuwait, before taking up key positions at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva. From 2015 to 2019, he served as Deputy High Commissioner for Protection, where he focused on the development of the Global Compact on Refugees.

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From 2019 to January 2022, Turk served as Deputy Secretary General for Strategic Coordination in Guterres’ office. The UN chief then appointed him assistant secretary-general for policy in his executive office.

This year, Turk focused on following up on Guterres’ September 2021 report titled “Our Common Agenda” outlining his vision of the “breakthrough scenario” towards a greener and safer world. He was also tasked with ensuring UN system-wide coordination, including on the Secretary-General’s “Call to Action for Human Rights”.

Tirana Hassan, acting executive director of Human Rights Watch, responded to the appointment by saying, “The new high commissioner will have his work cut out to tackle a challenging human rights environment around the world.

“Whether it’s tackling crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, war crimes in Ukraine and Ethiopia, or racism in the United States, the rights leader’s most effective tools are robust investigations. and a strong voice,” she said, adding that a top priority must be to immediately follow up on Bachelet’s report on the Uyghurs.

“What the millions of people around the world whose rights are violated every day need is an advocate in their corner who will take on abusive governments, big and small, without fear and without hesitation,” Hassan said. .

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