MOL in pole position to provide FSRU for Hong Kong LNG import project

first_imgIllustration only. Image source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license.Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) snatched a preliminary agreement to supply a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and accompanying services for the Hong Kong Offshore LNG terminal project. The additional services include the jetty operation and maintenance services, MOL said in a statement.MOL FSRU Challenger, with a storage capacity of 263,000 cubic meters, the largest FSRU in the world, would be deployed at the project.The FSRU was constructed at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea and is currently employed on a mid-term charter for a project in Turkey.The Hong Kong Offshore LNG terminal project will be located at the southern waters of Hong Kong and to the east of the Soko Islands.The FSRU is expected to enter into service at the project around the end of 2020 earliest after delivery and completion of commissioning. It will distribute gas to two destinations in Hong Kong, the Black Point power station located at New Territories and Lamma power station located at Lamma Island.The Hong Kong Offshore LNG terminal project is being developed to support the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government’s target of generating about half of Hong Kong’s electricity from natural gas from 2020 onward to improve air quality and environmental conditions.Planning for the project is progressing with the environmental impact assessment study for the project already submitted to the government.Discussions are ongoing to develop and reach a definitive agreement for the supply of the FSRU which will assist in improving the long-term energy security for Hong Kong.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgFive-time season champion Scott Dixon took the checkered flag at Texas Motor Speedway, his fourth win at the 1 ½-mile, high-banked oval. The 39-year-old New Zealander raced to his 47th career victory and matched A.J. Foyt’s record of 18 seasons with a win.Dixon sped off following a restart with three laps left. He surged ahead following a caution caused when young teammate Felix Rosenqvist crashed. Dixon finished 4.4 seconds ahead of Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh).Defending IndyCar champion and polesitter Josef Newgarden finished third.GYMNASTICS-OBIT-THOMASKurt Thomas dies “When you sit down and listen, you realize there’s a lot of injustices taking place across a broad spectrum. As a representative of our sport and just a citizen, it’s really time to listen.AMERICA PROTESTS-BRONCOSBroncos march for FloydUNDATED (AP) — Broncos coaches and players marched and spoke out against racism and police brutality at a protest in downtown Denver on Saturday.The players wore black shirts with the fist of power image and “Justice for George Floyd” emblazoned on the front. The words, “If you ain’t with us, you against us” were inscribed on the back. An analysis by The Associated Press has determined the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers would each save more than $100 million as part of management’s proposal when compared to the players’ plan.Set to earn $36 million each, Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would get $25.3 million under the union’s plan and $5.6 million under the teams’ proposal.The Yankees would pay players $155 million under the union’s plan and $48 million under management’s proposal.MLB has proposed a six-tier sliding scale of cuts starting at 10% and rising to 90% for the amounts of salaries above $10 million, followed by prorating based on an 82-game season. Players proposed prorating for a 114-game regular season schedule stretching through October without any further salary reductions.Players agreed on March 26 to accept prorated shares of their salaries during a shortened season, part of a deal that guaranteed $170 million in advances and service time even if the season is scrapped. NASCAR looks to steer clear of protests over George FloydHAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The only African American driver in NASCAR’s Cup series is expressing frustration that so many drivers were reluctant to speak out concerning the outrage over the death of George Floyd.Bubba Wallace said on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s podcast that “a few drivers — a very few — have given their opinion on the day’s matter” and said he appreciated that. Wallace added that “the silence from the top drivers in our sport is beyond frustrating” … saying, “everybody thinks redneck, Confederate flag, racists”, and that he hates it because he believes that NASCAR can be so much more.Wallace said he encouraged other drivers to take up the cause in a sport with a checkered racial history. Fans have an affinity for displaying Confederate flags, and driver Kyle Larson was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing two months ago for casually uttering a racial slur during a virtual race.Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson reached out to Wallace to ask what he could do, saying that’s a big question for him right now. In other news concerning the coronavirus pandemic:— Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal were among the clubs who stepped up their preparations for the Premier League’s return by holding practice matches on Saturday. Man. U held an intrasquad match and Arsenal rolled past second-tier Charlton, 6-0. Clubs are attempting to build up players’ fitness before the league resumes on June 17 following a 100-day suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.— The pandemic caused a delay to the Spanish League season with 11 games remaining, but it also allowed Barcelona striker Luis Suárez to rejoin his team when the schedule resumes on June 13. Suárez had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Jan. 12 and hasn’t played since. The club said Saturday that he will be available for Barcelona’s first match in almost three months, at Mallorca.NBA-NEWSCoaches speak out on Floyd…More negotiations scheduled before season resumes All wore face masks in accordance with coronavirus mitigation efforts. Most of the players’ masks were black with the phrase “I can’t breathe” in white lettering.Safety Kareem Jackson was instrumental in organizing the team’s appearance at Civic Center Park on the 10th day of demonstrations sparked by the death of Floyd, a handcuffed black man in Minneapolis who died after a white police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA-RACISM ALLEGATIONSIowa football assistant placed on leaveIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle has been placed on administrative leave after several black former players posted on social media about what they described as systemic racism in the program. UNDATED (AP) — The first U.S. male gymnast to win a world championship gold medal has died.The family of Kurt Thomas says he died Friday at age 64. He had a stroke May 24, caused by a tear of the basilar artery in the brain stem.After competing in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Thomas won the floor exercise in the 1978 world championships for the first U.S. men’s title. He successfully defended the floor exercise title and won the horizontal bar in the 1979 worlds.Thomas lost a chance for Olympic gold when the United States boycotted the 1980 Olympics. He then turned professional, starred in the 1985 movie “Gymkata” and worked as a television commentator. June 7, 2020 VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEWSUNDATED (AP) — Some NFL players say they are scared about returning to practices and games during the coronavirus outbreak.But they also say they trust the health protocols the league’s medical staff is developing so that practices can resume, and games can return. Those safeguards will certainly include frequent tests for COVID-19.The offseason programs have all been conducted remotely since the NFL shuttered team facilities in March in response to the pandemic.Coaches have been allowed back into the buildings but players who aren’t recovering from injuries likely won’t be allowed back until training camps begin in July. The season is set to resume July 31, with playoffs starting in mid-August and leading up to an NBA Finals that could stretch until Oct. 12.The NBA has told teams that playoff seeding will be based on winning percentage, and that any tiebreakers necessary after that will follow the usual procedures.Elsewhere in the NBA:— The Chicago Bulls’ new top basketball executive isn’t ready to make any announcements about the coaching staff. Arturas Karnisovas still has not met in person with head coach Jim Boylen. And that’s something he would like to do before going public with any decisions. Boylen’s future is the biggest issue hanging over the Bulls, whose season ended when the NBA’s Board of Governors approved a 22-team format to restart the pandemic-interrupted season next month in Orlando. The Bulls have missed the playoffs in four of the past five seasons. Boylen has a 39-84 record in just under two years.NASCAR-RACIAL TENSIONS UNDATED (AP) — A few-based NBA head coaches spoke out Saturday about their hopes the league visibility will be an asset again in the hope for actual social change following the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he’s “embarrassed as a white person” that Floyd could die in such a “nonchalant” manner. Popovich says the best teaching moment was the look on the officer’s face. He added that white people must help lead the charge for change.Miami’s Erik Spoelstra (SPOHL’-struh) says he doesn’t think anyone is ready to move on, and we shouldn’t. Said Spoelstra: “If anything, many times before, so tragically, there would be a similar incident of social injustice like this and then two weeks later people forget about it. This will be an opportunity for the entire association to land in one spot … to keep this conversation going and use our platform to make sure that this doesn’t go away.”Orlando coach Steve Clifford also seems convinced that the league’s players and coaches will take some sort of action when the season resumes. Clifford said he thinks everybody’s priority and hope right now is that they can all be part of the change that’s so necessary in the count. He added that, “We’ll have a collective platform where everyone can collectively send a message condemning racism, racial injustice, calling for police accountability. There will be a platform and I think we’re all thinking that way.”The Players Association voted unanimously Friday to approve a plan in which 22 teams move into the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando, Florida, next month. Those teams are currently sitting in a playoff slot or within six games of a postseason berth. Head coach Kirk Ferentz made the announcement Saturday night and called it “a defining moment” for Iowa’s football program in a video posted on the team’s Twitter account. Ferentz said he saw difficult and heartbreaking posts on social media and appreciated the former players’ candor. He added that he has been reaching out to many of them individually to hear more about their experiences in their program.Dozens of former players took to social media in the past few days to detail the troubling issues they allege they saw and experienced while playing at Iowa.INDYCAR RESUMESDixon wins IndyCar openerFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar was finally able to begin a schedule delayed three months by the coronavirus. Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB PROPOSALAnalysis shows a lot of money at stakeNEW YORK (AP) — There’s a lot of money at stake as Major League Baseball and players continue to battle over plans to start the coronavirus-delayed season.last_img read more

Alexis Peterson earns ACC co-Player of the Week honor, first Syracuse player since 2013

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse senior point guard Alexis Peterson has earned Atlantic Coast Conference co-Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday afternoon. Peterson is the first SU (6-3) player to win the honor since Brianna Butler did so in December 2013.Peterson, who shares the award with Duke redshirt junior guard Rebecca Greenwell, averaged 26.5 points, seven assists and three steals per game in Syracuse’s victories over Michigan State and Central Connecticut State last week. She has scored at least 20 points in each of the past five games and leads the ACC in scoring.Peterson picked up her third career double-double against CCSU, tallying 26 points and 10 assists. She knocked down a personal-best six 3-pointers in SU’s blowout win.She has already received Preseason All-ACC honors and been named to the watch lists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the country’s best point guard, and Naismith Trophy, college basketball’s top individual honor. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

What channel is Browns vs. Colts on today? Time, TV schedule for 2019 NFL preseason

first_imgMORE: Watch Browns vs. Colts live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)The best Browns position battle to watch in Saturday’s game against the Colts is the fight for the No. 2 cornerback spot between Terrance Mitchell and Greedy Williams. Due in part to his play in Indianapolis this week, one eventually will earn the right to start opposite Denzel Ward in Cleveland’s base defense.The Colts will be interested in the play of those Browns corners, too, because they will be matched up against the receivers who are battling to be the No. 2 receiver behind T.Y. Hilton in Indianapolis. A name to watch in that competition is Daurice Fountain, who broke out with a big game last week to cement his place in the position battle.Below is all the info you need to watch Browns vs. Colts on Saturday, including the TV channels nationally, in Cleveland and in Indianapolis.What channel is Browns vs. Colts on today?TV channel (National): NFL NetworkTV channel (Cleveland): WEWSTV channel (Indianapolis): WXINLive stream: fuboTVWith its 4 p.m. ET start time, Browns vs. Colts gets the spotlight as the first nationally televised NFL game of the day on Saturday. It’s one of eight Week 2 NFL preseason games scheduled to be played in front of a national audience. Nobody needs to watch Browns vs. Colts on Saturday to get a feel for how good Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield can be this season. His top receiving targets, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, won’t play in Week 2 of the preseason.But those two didn’t play last week, either, and Mayfield still became a headliner thanks to his performance in one quick drive against Washington. Now the NFL preseason schedule sends the Mayfield show to Indianapolis, where Cleveland might again send out its starting QB to run a two-minute drill seemingly just for the hell of it. Locally, the TV channel for Browns vs. Colts in Indianapolis will be WXIN. In Cleveland, the game can be seen on WEWS.As for a live-stream presentation, Browns vs. Colts can be seen on fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial. All nationally televised NFL preseason games will be available on fuboTV.Browns vs. Colts: What time is kickoff?Date: Saturday, Aug. 17Start time: 4 p.m. ETBrowns vs. Colts is the first game of a Saturday triple-header on NFL Network. When Cleveland and Indianapolis finish, the national TV audience will be presented Chiefs vs. Steelers at 7:30 p.m. ET. The night cap will be Cowboys vs. Rams in Hawaii, which will begin at 10 p.m. ET.Browns preseason schedule 2019DateOpponentTimeAug. 8vs. Redskins7:30 p.m. ETAug. 17at Colts4 p.m. ETAug. 23at Buccaneers7:30 p.m. ETAug. 29vs. Lions7:30 p.m. ETColts preseason schedule 2019DateOpponentTimeAug. 8at Bills7 p.m. ETAug. 17vs. Browns4 p.m. ETAug. 24vs. Bears7 p.m. ETAug. 29at Bengals7 p.m. ETlast_img read more