IBIA: Low Sulphur Fuel Best Solution for Global Cap

first_imgLow sulphur fuel oil is believed to be the best solution for compliance with the 0.50% sulphur limit in 2020, findings released by the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) show.Half of respondents to polls on the best compliance option, put to delegates at IBIA’s Annual Convention in Singapore in November, said that low sulphur fuel oil will be the best solution, while LNG scored a much higher share of votes with 42 percent, compared to abatement technologies, with 8 percent of the votes.Furthermore, few seem to think that as much as 1,000 vessels will be fitted with scrubbers before 2020 with most thinking it will be the mid-2020s before that number is reached.According to the speakers from BP, ExxonMobil and Marine and Energy Consulting at the Convention, the current anticipation is that LNG will play a much smaller role than scrubbers in 2020, and that scrubber uptake will accelerate much quicker to make use of high sulphur fuel oil with scrubbers a much bigger share of the market in 2025 than LNG.Many of the delegates at IBIA’s Annual Convention, meanwhile, seemed to have doubts about how quickly scrubbers will take off and selected LNG as the second most ideal solution in 2020 and beyond.“Low sulphur fuel oil was the clear winner. It is nevertheless interesting how much opinion seems stacked in favour of LNG over scrubbers,” IBIA concluded.last_img read more

Inpex-led Ichthys LNG project ships first condensate cargo

first_imgImage courtesy of InpexJapan’s Inpex said the first condensate cargo departed its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia.The cargo departed from the project’s offshore floating production, storage and offloading facility, the Ichthys Venturer, moored in the Browse Basin, some 220 kilometers off the northwest coast of Western Australia, on Monday, October 1.“This shipment of condensate is destined for the Asian market and signifies an important step forward as we begin to generate revenue from a project we expect will operate for 40 years to come,” Inpex president director Australia, Seiya Ito said.Later this year, the multi-billion dollar Ichthys project will commence shipment of cargoes from Bladin Point near Darwin in Australia –with LNG and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports expected to follow in sequence, the company’s statement reads.At peak, the Ichthys project is expected to produce up to 8.9 million tonnes of LNG per annum, 1.65 million tonnes of LPG per annum and up to 100,000 barrels of condensate per day.The project is a joint venture between Inpex, major partner Total, Taiwan’s CPC Corporation and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.last_img read more

DFDS in Ferry-Swap Agreement with Moby

first_imgDanish ferry and logistics company DFDS has reached an agreement with the Italian ferry company Moby to acquire its the two combined freight and passenger ferries (ro-pax).The company decided to purchase the ships, the 2001-built Moby Wonder and the 2005-built Moby Aki, in order to expand capacity on the Amsterdam-Newcastle route.Moby will in turn acquire the two passenger ferries currently operating on Amsterdam-Newcastle, King Seaways and Princess Seaways, built in 1987 and 1986, respectively.The deal is expected to be completed in the second half of October 2019.DFDS will subsequently bareboat-charter King Seaways and Princess Seaways from Moby until January and February 2020, respectively.Meanwhile, the acquired ferries from Moby will be refurbished to suit the Amsterdam-Newcastle route. This includes commercial and technical investments on board as well as port investments. The refurbished ferries are expected to be deployed on Amsterdam-Newcastle during the first quarter of 2020.The expected completion in October 2019 of the sale of the two ferries is estimated to entail an accounting profit of around DKK 100 million (USD 14.77 million) to be recognised in the fourth quarter of 2019. The full-year outlook for special items is thus increased to DKK 70 million from previously DKK -30 million, DFDS explained.The investment in the renewal, including proceeds from the sale of Princess Seaways and King Seaways, is expected to amount to around DKK 1 billion of which DKK 650 million is expected to be paid in 2019. The remaining DKK 350 million is expected to be paid in 2020. The investment includes a substantial investment in refurbishment.The investment outlook for 2019 is therefore changed to around DKK 3.4 billion from previously DKK 2.8 billion.last_img read more

Harris Auto Racing in 13th year as title sponsor for Modified Race of Champions

first_imgHarris Auto Racing provides a portion of the purse to be paid out in the Modified Race of Champions on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Boone Speedway. “Harris Auto Racing has become synonymous with the Modified Race of Champions and we couldn’t handpick a better partner as the title sponsor,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The race never disappoints and will be a career highlight for one Modified driver at this year’s IMCA Super Nationals.” The Boone manufacturer and high performance parts retailer has been sponsor of the event for 13 years and an IMCA sponsor for 24 years. Qualifying for the 12-car, 12-lap, $1,000 to win race is Thursday, Sept. 5 and is open to top drivers in local track standings competing at Super Nationals, former national, regional and Super Nationals champions, and to previous race winners. Two hundred and four different drivers from 24 states and Canada have qualified for the Modified Race of Champions since 1989. Jason Wolla of Ray, N.D., is the defending race winner. BOONE, Iowa – A chassis builder synonymous with IMCA and the Modified division continues title sponsorship support for one of the most popular and prestigious events at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. “With Harris Auto Racing being known for our top quality and a race featuring only champions at such a renowned event as the IMCA Super Nationals, it’s only fitting for Harris to title sponsor and an honor that we’re able to be a part of such a prestigious race,” Brown said. Information about Harris chassis, parts and services is available by calling 515 432-6972, on Facebook and at the www.harrisautoracing.com website. Harris is owned by IMCA Modified and Stock Car driver Kyle Brown.last_img read more

March 28, 2019 Police Blotter

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Poch happy to promote playmakers

first_img “It is nothing,” he replied when asked about Tottenham sitting top of the table. “It is two games. The most important thing is to try and develop our style and philosophy, today we showed our basis. “For me, it is important that the team show they are a team. We played like a team all together and we can achieve something. “It is important to keep the reality and stay calm. If you lose two games you are in danger but we need to keep calm, it is only the beginning of the season.” Redknapp saw his side given something of a run around, especially in the first-half as his back three of Rio Ferdinand, Steve Caulker and Richard Dunne were exposed. Although he introduced Nedum Onuoha at half-time and reverted to four at the back, the 67-year-old is keen to persevere with his new 3-5-2 system. “I don’t know if that (the system) is a problem,” he said. “We played okay last week playing that way, it is about energy really. We were slower on the ball and were off the pace a bit – in certain areas we weren’t sharp enough. We have to work harder both with and without the ball. “I don’t think it is about systems. That system allows me to get two strikers into the team which I was trying to do “(Loic) Remy doesn’t play up on his own, it is difficult. Charlie Austin doesn’t play up on his own. You look to play 4-4-2 and you get slaughtered in midfield, it is not easy.” With Austin ruled out with a hamstring injury, Redknapp played Matt Phillips up with Remy and the Scotland international was guilty of missing the best chance of the game for the visitors with the score at 1-0. Redknapp was jeered by the travelling QPR contingent in the latter stages for acknowledging Tottenham fans calling for him to wave at them. But he brushed aside those complaints and insisted it made no difference where his side lost, just that certain issues need addressing. “It was a disappointing day obviously, we started poorly and didn’t get out of it,” he said. “We could’ve been 1-0 down in 30 seconds, we looked like a team of strangers. We let them play, stood off them and didn’t get close to them. “It is three points, that is all that matters to me, come here play well and pick up a positive result. Getting beat here is no different to getting beat anywhere else. “I’m sat there watching the game and there are punters up there singing ‘give us a wave’. I don’t know what punters they are – it isn’t a big deal.” Chadli scored twice in the first half, either side of a second goal in as many Barclays Premier League appearances for Eric Dier, while Adebayor added a fourth in the second-half to take Spurs top of the embryonic table. And Pochettino was full of praise for his wealth of attacking talent, insisting he always wants to let them play unshackled. “Lamela, Adebayor, Chadli and Eriksen create the movement and rotate – they are free,” he said. “We work a lot on the training ground but it is important that the players are free in their minds because they are creative players. “You cannot put the players like that in the shade, you need to provide the organisation but after that they are free. “It is true that Lamela can improve a lot. He is still young and when a young player arrives in a different country it is hard to adapt. “We all know his skills and we are very pleased for him and for all of the squad – today was a very good day.” Despite being pleased with his first competitive home game in charge of Spurs, Pochettino was quick to dispel any early season talk of a title tilt. The new Tottenham head coach is well known for advocating an attacking philosophy and his forward players stole the show on Harry Redknapp’s return to White Hart Lane as Spurs romped to a 4-0 victory. Erik Lamela, the club-record signing whose early-season rejuvenation under Pochettino is clear for all to see, as well as Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and Emmanuel Adebayor, proved far too strong for the back three deployed by Redknapp. Mauricio Pochettino wants to keep his playmakers firmly in the spotlight after they all shone brightly in a comfortable win over QPR. Press Associationlast_img read more

Former Australia captain Barry Jarman passes away

first_imgADELAIDE: Former Australia captain Barry Jarman has passed away aged 84 after illness.Having made his debut against India at Kanpur in 1959 at the age of 23, the wicketkeeper played 19 Tests from 1959 to 1969 and led Australia for one Test on the 1968 Ashes tour when regular skipper Bill Lawry was injured, leading them to a draw that meant Australia retained the Ashes. Australia’s 33rd Test skipper, Jarman is one of just five Australian male wicketkeepers to captain his country in Test cricket, reports cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia offered condolences to his family and said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Barry Jarman, the 33rd captain of the Australian men’s Test team, aged 84. We pass our deepest symptathies to his wife Gaynor and children Kristen, Gavin, Jason and Erin.” According to ESPNcricinfo, following his retirement, Jarman once again rose to prominence when in the early 1990s, the ICC’s commissioning of neutral match referees to oversee player behaviour for international matches came into place. He presided over 25 Tests and 28 ODIs between 1995 and 2001, the most notable of these was the abandoned Test match between West Indies and England in Jamaica in 1998 which was called off within an hour due to the dangerous nature of the pitch. IANS Also Watch: Himanta Biswa Sarma Visits Jorhat Medical Collegelast_img read more

The Latest: Packers not allowing fans at training camp

first_imgThis also applies to the annual Packers Family Night, an annual event that features a practice and other activities. The Family Night event will still take place at Lambeau Field and will be televised statewide, though the date and time haven’t been announced yet.Plans regarding attendance for regular-season games haven’t been announced yet. Season ticket holders have the of opting out of the chance to buy tickets this year without losing control of their tickets for next season.The Packers have already conceded their regular-season home games will have a “significantly reduced” capacity, if there are any spectators at all.___The Philadelphia Eagles won’t be allowed to have fans in the stadium if the NFL plays games this season. July 15, 2020 Michigan’s policies include the elimination of season tickets for the 2020 season. Paperless tickets will be available for individual games to only season ticket holders, not the general public, if there is a season and spectators are given access to the 107,601-seat Michigan Stadium.___The Tennessee Volunteers report multiple positive results for COVID-19 after the university ran a batch of tests last week.The tests were conducted after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. A spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the positive tests spanned “multiple sports.”Tennessee previously had two basketball players test positive, with both clearing quarantine. A graduate assistant for the football team tested positive and was quarantined for 14 days. The city banned all large public events that require public permits through February 2021. Teams will be permitted to play without fans in Philadelphia.The Phillies will host the Miami Marlins next weekend when the major league baseball season begins.___The University of Michigan says fewer fans, if any, will attend games at “The Big House” if the Wolverines play college football games this year.The athletic department says a final decision will be made after conferring with medical experts, the school’s leadership and the Big Ten Conference, along with government officials and agencies. Associated Press center_img The Latest: Packers not allowing fans at training camp Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Green Bay Packers say they won’t admit fans to any training camp practices or preseason home games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tennessee is bringing athletes back to campus in phases, with football the first to return on June 8.Josiah-Jordan James, a sophomore guard on the basketball team, spoke to reporters last week about how tough it was seeing two teammates test positive for COVID-19. He said that drove home the seriousness of the pandemic and the need to follow all the safety precautions even when he doesn’t feel like wearing a mask.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Bailey: Ennis’ playful, goofy nature hidden behind cold-blooded on-court persona

first_img Published on January 21, 2014 at 12:44 am The unflinching expression on Tyler Ennis’ face broke for maybe the first time in a game this season.After 17 seconds of pure dominance from the Syracuse backcourt — ending in a Trevor Cooney 3-pointer from the right wing — the cold-blooded freshman point guard couldn’t help but smile as he turned his hips slightly and answered Cooney’s call for a chest bump.It was a sign of comfort from the rising superstar viewed by many as emotionless.In truth, those who know him best describe Ennis as goofy and playful; the kind of guy who’ll rag on his teammates in practice and swap celebrity imitations with his brothers. But also the kind of guy who won’t be like that right away. It takes time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He has to open up to you,” SU junior center Rakeem Christmas said. “When he just got here, he wasn’t talking as much or laughing around a lot. Now that he knows us, he’s opened up a lot. Tyler’s a goofy kid.”The apparent comfort has become very real during Ennis’ ascent from talented rookie to the nation’s most valuable freshman. His tangible rise peaked on Saturday when he scored six points in the final 1:48 to almost singlehandedly deny then-No. 22 Pittsburgh its upset. His emotional growth has been apparent in the way he interacts with teammates and the subtle jokes he makes with the media after games.Ennis is fully comfortable as a leader of the undefeated Orange, and more than just the cool, calm and collected rookie he appears to be on the surface.“He’s fun to be around,” Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara said. “People don’t realize he’s more outgoing than he appears to be and these guys love him. It’d be really difficult not to love him as a teammate.”During the team’s practice Friday, Ennis and Jerami Grant paired up in competitive shooting drills. Twice, Ron Patterson had a chance to knock down a drill-winning shot, and twice, Ennis tried to spook his fellow freshman by yelling.After practice ended, Ennis jogged over to the sideline to wrestle with assistant coach Mike Hopkins’ 12-year-old son Griff.“Where have you been?” Ennis yelled as he wrapped his arms around Griff and they scrambled laughing onto the court.Ennis hoisted up a shot with Griff draped over his back. Wide right.“No easy buckets,” Griff joked.It may seem like a trivial moment, but it’s one players said didn’t happen at the start of the year.“He’s grown on us,” Grant said. “He’s grown to play around a little bit more and have fun. Not just be serious and all that.”Family members and coaches agree it’s the same way he was at St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.) Prep School and the same way he is around new friends. It just takes time to see “the real Tyler.”“He gets to know a person first,” his mother, Suzette Ennis, said. “He’s really a joker.”During his last two years at St. Benedict’s, Ennis grew close with assistant coach Bob Farrell. So much so that Ennis would stay with the Farrells at their Point Pleasant Beach house off the New Jersey Shore during weekends without games.Bob’s wife, Michelle, remembers the reserved Ennis she met. The one afraid to open the refrigerator for study breaks and ask about laundry.Most specifically, she remembers the first time Ennis sat down with the extended family for Sunday dinner.Surrounded by 20 boisterous Italians, she asked him a question, but couldn’t hear his response.“He had to repeat himself,” Michelle said, “and I finally just said, ‘If you want to stay here, you’re definitely going to have to speak up because nobody can hear you.’”It didn’t take too long for Ennis to grow comfortable with the Farrells. As a senior, he turned the Gray Bees from a mediocre program to the No. 2 prep school in the state with a school-record 35 wins.“He analyzes everything,” St. Benedict’s head coach Mark Taylor said. “If you ever watch Tyler from a distance, he’s not the guy that’s the loud one, but he sees everything that goes on.”And now that Ennis has seen enough of the Syracuse program, he is truly comfortable. He’s ready to take the reins of the Syracuse offense at the end of games and carry the team into its first Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.Maybe the Pitt game wasn’t the end of Ennis’ growth. Maybe it’s only the beginning.Stephen Bailey is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at sebail01@syr.edu or on Twitter at @Stephen_Bailey1. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Men’s basketball opponent preview: Everything to know about Pittsburgh

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 26, 2018 at 4:55 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Syracuse (14-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) plays its first road game in two weeks on Saturday against Pittsburgh (8-13, 0-8) in the Petersen Events Center. The Orange most recently beat Boston College on Wednesday night, while the Panthers just dropped a game to N.C. State.Here’s what to know about the matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads 67-45Last time they played: Syracuse played Pittsburgh very recently, winning 59-45 in the Carrier Dome on Jan 16th.The Pittsburgh report: The Panthers were a bad team when they came to Syracuse two weeks ago, and things haven’t gotten better. They were ranked 202nd in the country per Kenpom.com in the last match-up, and have since dropped to 209th. Pitt scores the fewest amount of points per game (64.4) in the ACC and are the only team in the conference with a negative scoring margin on the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPittsburgh is one of the worst teams in the country at keeping control of the ball, as they have a turnover percentage of 22.3 (ranking 331st out of 351 teams), meaning that nearly a quarter of its possessions ends up in a turnover.The Panthers also don’t record a strong impact in the hustle stats, either, ranking in the last in block percentage and 338th in steal percentage, per Kenpom.How Syracuse beats Pittsburgh: Defend the 3-pointer. Syracuse ended up winning by 14 points last time against the Panthers, but the game was way closer than it should have been, considering the talent difference between the two squads. The Orange offense struggled to score in that one — as it has in basically every conference game other than the most recent one against Boston College — but Pitt hung around by drilling 3s. SU can’t let that happen again.Stat to know: 35.7Nearly 36 percent of Pittsburgh’s scoring comes from the 3-pointer, the 74th highest mark in the country per Kenpom. Conversely, the Panthers rank just 313th in point distribution via the 2-pointer.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse a 77 percent chance to win and predicts a 62-54 game.Player to watch: Parker Stewart, guard, No. 1Stewart torched the Orange two weeks ago, knocking down seven 3-pointers and finishing with 23 points, both career highs. Stewart said that he noticed a soft spot at the top of the key against the Orange’s zone and he took full advantage, scoring more than half of his team’s points. The freshman is coming off a game in which he didn’t make a basket, but he also scored five points the game before exploding at Syracuse. The Orange needs to tag him on Saturday. Commentslast_img read more