World’s first “Sayaringo STaGE” LNG carrier delivered

first_imgImage courtesy of Diamond LNG ShippingThe world’s first “Sayaringo STaGE” next generation liquefied natural gas carrier, Diamond Gas Orchid has been delivered to Diamond LNG Shipping, a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsubishi and NYK, according to the US-based ABS that classed the brand new vessel.To remind, the 165,000-cbm LNG carrier was named earlier this year at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Nagasaki shipyard in Japan.The Japanese joint venture has a long-term time-charter contract for the LNG vessel with Diamond Gas International, a wholly owned unit of Mitsubishi located in Singapore.The ship will transport LNG from the U.S. Cameron LNG project in Louisiana, in which NYK and Mitsubishi both have a stake, as well as from other locations around the world.The innovative carrier introduces significant improvements in both LNG-carrying capacity and fuel performance by incorporating a more efficient hull structure and an innovative hybrid propulsion system, ABS note in its statement issued on Tuesday.The vessel is intended for operation in Louisiana, transporting LNG for the Cameron LNG project.The Diamond Gas Orchid has a continuous steel cover that reduces ship weight and air resistance while increasing LNG-carrying capacity.STaGE, an acronym derived from “Steam Turbine and Gas Engines,” is a hybrid propulsion system combining a steam turbine and engines fired by gas.Efficient use of the engines’ waste heat in the steam turbine results in substantial improvement in plant efficiency, enabling high-efficiency navigation throughout a full range of speeds, the statment said.Diamond Gas Orchid is the first Sayaringo STaGE vessel to have both the next generation LNG cargo tank structure and propulsion system.last_img read more

Single economy will take longer than anticipated, say CARICOM leaders

first_imgNewsRegional Single economy will take longer than anticipated, say CARICOM leaders by: – May 25, 2011 Share Share (L-R) Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo; Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding and St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas during a break in the CARICOM Heads Retreat in GuyanaBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have ended their two-day retreat in Guyana, indicating that the process towards a single economy within the 15-member grouping that would have gone into effect by 2015, will now “take longer than anticipated.”The leaders from ten CARICOM countries — Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Suriname, St Lucia and The Bahamas prime ministers were absent – said in a statement afterwards that they would now await a restructuring of the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat before establishing an over-arching decision-implementation arm to ensure regional policies are adhered to.“As regards the Single Economy, they recognised that the process towards full implementation would take longer than anticipated and agreed it may be best to pause and consolidate the gains of the Single Market before taking any further action on certain specific elements of the Single Economy, such as the creation of a single currency,” the statement said.The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is intended to benefit the region by providing more and better opportunities to produce and sell goods and services and to attract investment. It will create one large market among the participating member states.“The main objectives of the CSME are: full use of labour (full employment) and full exploitation of the other factors of production (natural resources and capital); competitive production leading to greater variety and quantity of products and services to trade with other countries. It is expected that these objectives will in turn provide improved standards of living and work and sustained economic development,” according to the CARICOM Secretariat.“In respect of governance, they reaffirmed the decision taken at their inter-sessional Meeting in Grenada in February to await the completion of the current review of the CARICOM Secretariat, before taking any firm decisions towards the establishment of the Permanent Committee of CARICOM Ambassadors (PCCA),” the statement said.Regarding a replacement for Sir Edwin Carrington, who resigned as secretary general of the grouping at the start of the year, the leaders also “agreed that the persons short-listed for the position would be subjected to further processes, with a view to taking a final decision by July 2011” when they meet in St Kitts and Nevis.The leaders also agreed that the review of the Secretariat should take into account the strengthening of the institution to enable it to play an enhanced role in the area of mobilizing substantial resources for concrete projects in the areas identified.They said that the restructuring should also allow the Secretariat to assist and advise member states with implementation; offer greater technical advice and address its ability to provide practical deliverables in the immediate and long term.The retreat was used by the leaders to continue discussions on “Prioritising the Focus and Direction of the Community” which they initiated at their Grenada meeting.Caribbean News Now Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share 10 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

P600-K ‘shabu’ seized in Roxas buy-bust

first_imgThe suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the Roxas City police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agencyin Western Visayas said Jaguio was included in the Directorate for Intelligencelist, while Almia was a drug surenderee. ROXAS City – Five sachets of suspectedshabu valued around P600,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in BarangayCagay here, according to Master Sergeant Ramil Arcangeles, Roxas City PNP Spokesperson. Drug suspects Alfred Jaguio and Feb Almia during an entrapment operation in Barangay Cagay, Roxas City, Capiz on Feb. 7. GLENN BEUP/PN Aside from suspected illegal drugs, aunit of cellphone and a wallet were recovered, he added. Their motorcycle wasimpounded too. They were nabbed after they soldsuspected shabu to an undercover officer for P20,000 around 5 p.m. on Feb. 7,he said. The 43-year-old Alfred Jaguio and34-year-old Feb Almia yielded the suspected illegal drugs, Arcangeles told Panay News.last_img read more

Man Utd’s target reluctant to leave Barcelona

first_img Mundo Deportivo says Fati has no intention of moving away from Barcelona this summer, despite interest from Manchester United.Advertisement Loading… The Red Devils reportedly offered €150million (£135m) for the starlet, though it was instantly rejected by the Catalan giants. read also:‘Ansu Fati is impressing everyone at Barcelona’ Fati – who has scored five goals in 17 La Liga matches this season, aged just 17 – is determined to lock down a place in the first-team. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United’s target, Ansu Fati, is reluctant to leave Barcelona this summer. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

Szczesny ready to scrap for points

first_imgGoalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny would be happy for another four ugly wins if it means Arsenal secure Champions League qualification ahead of Everton. The race for the final Champions League place is set to go to the wire and Szczesny insists it does not matter how the FA Cup finalists secure it, so long as they do. “The energy level was not great after playing 120 minutes (against Wigan at Wembley) on Saturday, but it was important to get three points,” said Szczesny, who was back in the side having been on the bench for the semi-final, where Lukasz Fabianski saved two penalties in the shoot-out. “In the Premier League we had not won in four games, so it was important to get back to winning ways – three points is all that matters at the moment. “I will take four or five more games like that until the end of the season. As long as we get three points, it does not have to be beautiful. “Every game is like a cup final for us now and we know we have to get the result every time and wait for Everton to drop points.” Szczesny is confident Arsenal can secure a positive end to a campaign which had promised so much. “Before the four disappointing results we had recently we were still in the title race, so it has slipped away from us,” the Poland international said. “But it is important for us to fight for the new challenge, which is the top four now. We are confident we are going to do the job.” The Gunners moved back up into the top four after coming from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium, where France forward Olivier Giroud netted a superb finish and German international Lukas Podolski crashed home a brace. Everton, however, will regain the advantage should they produce a positive result at home to Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening. Giroud went some way to answering his critics – who had plenty of ammunition following a fluffed first-half chance when clean through on goal – with a strike of the highest quality. Having held off both Andy Carroll and Winston Reid, the Arsenal striker expertly collected a looping ball into the penalty box from Thomas Vermaelen on his left before slotting it through Adrian’s legs with his right boot. Giroud paid his own respects to the Hillsborough victims, kissing the black armband and then looking to the heavens. “I heard everybody talking about it before and I didn’t exactly know the story until a few days ago, but I just wanted to pay homage to them,” the France international said. “It is something which made me feel consoling and I wanted to dedicate my goal to the families involved.” West Ham, meanwhile, must now regroup for Saturday’s visit of Crystal Palace, when they will be out to avoid a third successive defeat and make their Premier League status completely secure. Midfielder Mark Noble said: “We cant keep putting on good performances against the top teams but then not getting anything. I would rather play bad and get some points. “Now we have a big match at the weekend against Palace, so we will have to rest and recover for that and go out to put another performance in. “Tony Pulis has changed things around there but we have been in good form at home and did well here at Arsenal, so we need to take that into the Palace match.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Kiffin’s dismissal only the first step in rebuild

first_imgWhen Marqise Lee went down with a left knee injury in the opening moments of the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s game against Arizona State, it surely seemed like that would be the most significant news to come out of USC football this weekend. Sure, the Trojans were being manhandled by a Pac-12 opponent, but the result of the game took a backseat to the broad effects of the loss of the former Heisman candidate.Had Lee torn his ACL? Had we seen the last of him in a Trojan uniform? Would he remain No. 2 on USC’s all-time receptions list behind his old running mate Robert Woods?But the real bombshell wouldn’t come until 4:35 a.m., when USC’s athletic department released an e-mail statement announcing the long-anticipated dismissal of former USC head coach Lane Kiffin. Suddenly, all speculation centered not on Lee, but on the state of the entire USC football program.As Lee was taken off the field on Saturday night, the cart transporting him didn’t have room to turn around on Arizona State’s narrow sidelines. So it simply rolled in reverse at a glacial pace up into the tunnel leading to USC’s locker room, as Lee managed to flash one of his trademark grins despite the pain that was surely coursing through his leg. Nothing has been confirmed about Lee’s injury, but it’s never a good sign when the entire team huddles around a fallen player.Lee’s slow exit from Sun Devil Stadium was the perfect metaphor for the plight of the football program under Kiffin, who compiled a mediocre record at Troy (28-15) and lost 7 of his last 11 games as head coach. Even when the Trojans did win, it rarely came with the perceived effortlessness in blowouts and the sexiness that came along with the high-powered offenses and dominant defenses, all of which were common throughout former coach Pete Carroll’s tenure. As the Trojans kept on backing up and regressing with Kiffin behind the wheel, Haden merely sat in the backseat and grinned.That is, until now, as Haden has delivered the final blow to Kiffin’s tenure.When Kiffin was asked the first question about his job security at Saturday’s postgame press conference, redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler, who was on deck for interviews, let out an audible sigh, shook his head and rolled his eyes. It was clear he thought that the blame for the team’s flaws should not be laid at his coach’s feet.So USC’s players did seemingly stay loyal to him until the end, never criticizing Kiffin or whining about his playcalling — something that could have happened on a team that contained immature, spoiled players or a coach that didn’t have control of his team.But Kiffin’s most widely-recognized redeeming quality, his recruiting prowess, was hardly shaping up to be a strong point this season. With just seven verbal commitments so far from the class of 2014, the Trojans are ranked as having the No. 63 class in the nation by, only better than two other teams in the Pac-12.Recently, the main knock on Kiffin has been his performance as an offensive coordinator and playcaller. Concerns were initially roused by the deflating loss to Notre Dame last year before peaking in this year’s matchup against Washington State, when the Trojans’ offensive game plan was more appallingly conservative than the crowd at a Donald Trump rally.But what finally got Kiffin fired was his shortcomings as a head coach and as a leader.As the third quarter wound down, the Trojans found themselves deeper and deeper into a hole inside the canyon of Sun Devil Stadium. Behind 48-21, USC’s sideline was absolutely barren of emotion — much like any interaction Kiffin has ever had with the media. Some coaches would have tried to rouse their team with an inspiring go-get-’em speech, or at least a few words of encouragement and pats on the back. But it was clear no such inspiration would be coming from Kiffin — not then, and not during any future showdown at the Coliseum.So now, as the Trojans are staring down the barrel at another substandard season in Los Angeles, USC’s situation seems to be even bleaker than it was at the conclusion of last year’s historically disappointing campaign.The squad is down to two healthy scholarship receivers after losing Lee to that gruesome knee injury. The offensive line seems lost in pass protection. The once praised defense now appears to be in shambles after facing its first Pac-12 road test.And now it is no longer Lane Kiffin’s responsibility to try and fix those problems — USC fans, you can now exhale — but don’t expect the rest of this season to be any prettier now that the elephant in the room has been cut loose. “Laying Down the Laws” runs Mondays. To comment on this story, email Will at or visit Will on Twitter @WillLawslast_img read more

After breaking 7-game winless streak, Wisconsin develops momentum

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team finally has a reason to celebrate after collecting its first win since January. The Badgers beat Colorado College 3-1 Saturday night.[/media-credit]After a 3-1 victory against Colorado College last Saturday, Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves emphasized at his Monday press conference the momentum he hopes his team will gain from the victory going into the WCHA Playoffs Friday.After having lost to the Tigers the previous night in disheartening fashion – building a 2-1 lead but ultimately losing 3-2 – Eaves made clear that the victory could do wonders for his team’s confidence.“The ship finally came around on Saturday night,” Eaves said. “We want to keep sailing this ship with this wind and keep going.”Despite having only traded wins with Colorado College over the weekend, Eaves expressed his happiness with the improvement his team is making even at the tail end of the season, especially in the critical statistic of goal scoring.“We played better Friday, and we didn’t win in many areas,” Eaves said. “Saturday, in a couple areas we weren’t as strong, but we won because we scored some goals.”Eaves also addressed the continuing goaltending issue that has posed somewhat of a problem for the team all season.Following Friday’s loss, senior goaltender Brett Bennett was replaced by fellow senior Scott Gudmandson between the pipes Saturday night. Gudmandson was impressive for the Badgers earlier in the season, but like the rest of the team, had a rough February, adding almost half a goal to his goals-against average. Saturday night, he recorded his first career point with an assist on the team’s third goal.“[Gudmandson] went back to some basics with [volunteer assistant coach] Jeff Sanger,” Eaves said. “[Rebounding] had been a big issue for him for quite a while, but he [Gudmandson] went back to work and did a nice job with that.”With the victory, Gudmandson improved his margin of victory to 15-10-1 on the season, leaving the coaches with a dilemma leading up to their next game this weekend.“I’ve talked to half of our coaching staff and not the other half about what we are going to do,” Eaves said. “As this week unveils itself, we will talk about it. Both goaltenders have played well and both deserve to play, and it will be a matter of us [coaches] getting together and talking about what we want to do.”Looking ahead to the impending WCHA playoffs, the Badgers travel to Colorado Springs where they face a familiar foe in the Tigers. The weekend will consist of a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the next round. Having just played Colorado College this past weekend, the rematch will pit two teams that are familiar with the style and players of the other, which could prove problematic for both coaches’ tactics.“The unique thing about this series is the fact that it has the feel of the best of five series, which is unusual to college hockey,” Eaves said. “Right now, the series stands at one a piece and this [weekend] is best two-out-of-three where we have to go on the road. I think that is a unique thing, and it will give the series a unique flavor for college hockey.”The Badgers will also have to deal with a significantly higher elevation (6,200 feet above sea level as opposed to roughly 900 feet in Madison) and thinner air in Colorado, a fact that can always cause problems for unaccustomed athletes.Yet, Eaves believes the difference in climates is a non-factor as long as it is addressed in advance. He fully expects his players to come out strong Friday and play well.“It is mostly a mental thing,” Eaves said. “I think that, yes, you have to do certain things that will help you [prepare]. The biggest thing is, if you get caught out too long [on the ice], your recovery time is longer. But if you are intelligent about your shift length, and you don’t get caught out to long, I don’t think it is much of a factor.”last_img read more

Syracuse opponent preview: What to know about Iowa

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 1, 2019 at 9:05 pm Contact Nick: | @nick_a_alvarez Syracuse (4-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) returns to the Carrier Dome to face Iowa (5-2) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. SU lost back-to-back games in the Barclays Center to Oklahoma State and Penn State before prepping for the Hawkeyes. Iowa enters winners of four of five, recently placing second the Las Vegas Invitational.Broadcasting nationally on ESPN2, Tuesday’s contest will be part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Here’s what to know about Iowa ahead of the matchup.All-time series: Iowa leads, 2-1.Last time they played: This is the first matchup between the sides since 2014. Then-No.23 Syracuse outlasted Iowa, 66-63, in the third-place game of the 2K Classic in Madison Square Garden. Chris McCullough led the Orange with 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. The duo of Rakeem Christmas (18 points, six rebounds) and Trevor Cooney (14 points, four assists) also played significant roles.SU led by 15 with 12 minutes left before a barrage of Hawkeye 3-pointers closed the gap. Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff finished with 20 points and six rebounds, including a late long ball to make it a one-possession game. The Orange forced 18 turnovers and a McCullough steal with eight seconds left iced the contest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Iowa report: The Hawkeyes are a top-10 team in offensive efficiency per Their offense averages 82.1 points a game and three different players average at least 10 points. A majority (67.9%) of their buckets come off assists — a mark that’s seventh best in the country. In its last five games, Iowa’s most-used lineup has featured guards Connor McCaffery and Jordan Bohannon, forwards Joe Wieskamp and Cordell Pemsl and center Luka Garza. Sophomore Jack Nunge is also commonly used, giving the Hawkeyes two 6-foot-11 pillars inside.Iowa opened its season on Nov. 8, blowing out SIU Edwardsville. Three days later, the Hawkeyes were upset at home against DePaul when they allowed 93 points. Iowa then won four-straight, including a win over Texas Tech in Las Vegas. In the tournament championship on Nov. 29, Iowa fell to San Diego State, 83-73. The Hawkeyes blew a 16-point lead and tallied just 10 field goals in the second half.How Syracuse beats Iowa: Much like Penn State, the Hawkeyes operate through the paint. Their offense isn’t disproportionately skewed toward two- or 3-pointers, but 23% of their points come from the free throw line — the 38th-highest mark in Division I. And while they shoot an above-average 36.5% clip from the 3-point line, that number may be inflated after two straight games with 11 3-pointers. SU’s defense fatigued and dealt with foul trouble in Brooklyn, and if a methodical Hawkeye offense can break down the 2-3 zone early, Tuesday’s game could be another bad defeat for Syracuse. Iowa won’t look to run the floor, allowing the Orange zone to set up.Offensively, Syracuse needs to create better looks and convert more often on the shots they do attempt. SU has made less than 20 field goals in each of its last two games as its team field-goal percentage dipped to 33% this season. The Orange also left 22 points at the free throw line in Brooklyn. If SU head coach Jim Boeheim keeps a seven-to-eight player rotation, it’s imperative to prevent Iowa from setting up a full-court press.Stat to know: 18 — Iowa’s assists per game, which is seventh best in the nation.The Hawkeyes are set up primarily by its starting point guard McCaffery. He averages an assist every five minutes he’s on the floor and has just seven turnovers in six games. Elsewhere, CJ Fredrick and Bohannon have 18 and 14 assists this season, respectively. Two other Hawkeyes, Wieskamp and Joe Toussaint, have 11 assists each.KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 61% chance to win the game Tuesday, with a final score prediction of 74-71.Player to watch: Luka Garza, Center No. 55Iowa’s leading scorer (21.3 points per game) enters the matchup shooting 58% from the field and 7-of-14 from 3. He’s scored nearly one-fifth (128 of 575) of the Hawkeyes points and the 6-foot-11 center was an honorable mention 2018-19 All-Big Ten Team. If there’s one weakness to the junior’s game, it’s his free-throw shooting (55.9%). Commentslast_img read more

Clonmel continue UBL Round Robin campaign

first_imgThe Munster Junior League Division 1 champions face Enniscorthy in their second Round Robin series match this afternoon.They opened their campaign with a 38-0 in Westport seven days ago.Today’s encounter at Ard Gaoithe was originally scheduled to take place a fortnight ago. Kick-off is at 2.30 and there’ll be regular updates on the match on Tipp FM.last_img