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MOL, COSCO Name Their 1st Ice-Breaking Yamal LNG Carrier

MOL, COSCO Name Their 1st Ice-Breaking Yamal LNG Carrier

first_imgDaewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) hosted on Thursday, December 21 the naming ceremony for an ice-breaking LNG carrier, which was jointly ordered by Japan’s MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corporation.The newbuilding vessel was named Vladimir Rusanov after a Russian Arctic explorer and geologist by Ms. Veronika Makeeva of PAO Novatek, the major shareholder of the Yamal LNG project.Vladimir Rusanov is the first of three newbuilding vessels for MOL and China COSCO Shipping’s fleets in the Yamal LNG Project. They are the world’s first ice-breaking LNG carriers.The vessel is slated to go into service at the end of March 2018, following delivery at the end of December and ice trials (ice-breaking sea trials) in Arctic waters.Vladimir Rusanov and its sister ships will have independent ice-breaking capabilities enabling them to sail in seas with ice up to 2.1 meters thick.The vessels will transport LNG from the Yamal LNG plant at Sabetta on Russia’s Yamal Peninsula to worldwide LNG markets throughout the year. They will also be able to sail on the Arctic Sea Route to transport LNG to East Asia via the Bering Strait during the summer months.“They are expected to make major contributions from various aspects such as improvement of LNG transport efficiency, the establishment of a new transport route, and further reduction of CO2 emissions by shortening sailing distances,” MOL said.The Japanese shipping major added that it has carefully prepared a ship management system for operation in the Arctic Ocean, through special training of seafarers at Russian training institutes as well as training onboard ice-breakers and module carriers in operation in the Arctic.In addition, MOL has a 50 percent stake in four conventional LNG carriers serving the Yamal LNG project.The ownership is being shared with China COSCO Shipping Corporation as of November this year.The conventional vessels serving the project will be launched from 2019 to 2020.last_img read more

Vestas gets turbine order for Akita Noshiro offshore wind project

Vestas gets turbine order for Akita Noshiro offshore wind project

first_imgThe 139 MW Akita Noshiro project comprises two sites off Akita Port and Noshiro Port. 13 turbines will be supplied at the Akita site, while the Noshiro site will incorporate 20 turbines. Construction began in February. “This order showcases Vestas’ experience in Japan and our comprehensive turbine portfolio to have the right turbine variant to fit the market’s needs.” The project is owned by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation, a special purpose company led by Marubeni Corporation, with additional Japanese project sponsors. Located in the northern Akita prefecture, the Akita Noshiro wind farm will be the first utility-scale offshore project in Japan. Vestas has received an order from MHI Vestas to supply 33 Vestas V117-4.2MW typhoon variant turbines for the Akita Noshiro offshore wind project in Japan. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2021 and installation is expected to commence in 2022. “We are happy to be able to support MHI Vestas, our joint venture that focuses on offshore wind, in their first firm order in Japan,” said Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific.last_img read more

Largest wind turbine rotor test rig under construction in Netherlands

Largest wind turbine rotor test rig under construction in Netherlands

first_imgThe project will help improve existing design tools which, after verification through digital twin concepts, will contribute to the design of larger rotors, according to LM Wind Power. In 2018, LM Wind Power revealed plans to acquire the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf and to use them for rotor hub testing for new GE turbines, as well as for blade and other testing, and for providing digital tools, research and similar services to the wider wind energy industry. “Larger turbines are essential to shape the much-required energy transition. Without innovations, larger turbines would become too heavy and too expensive to be commercially viable. Fast-paced innovation in wind turbine blade and rotor design, materials, construction and manufacturing have made the up-scaling of offshore wind turbines feasible and attractive around the world”, said Peter Eecen, TNO Wind Energy R&D Manager. “With this innovative rotor rig, we will be able to verify in-house the pitch bearings and pitch system that fix the wind turbine blades to the hub and allows pitching blade maximizing captured energy while reducing loads on wind turbine. This capability will provide our customers with a better understanding of the dynamic behaviour of large onshore and offshore rotors and will help LM Wind Power design ultra-large rotor blades by stretching and improving the existing designs”, said Hanif Mashal, LM Wind Power Vice President of Engineering. A consortium comprising GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power and TNO is building a test facility for wind turbine rotors, which will be largest of its kind once built at LM Wind Power’s WMC Technology Center in Wieringerwerf, the Netherlands.center_img The test rig construction and commissioning are expected to be completed in November 2020. The test rig, being constructed under the three-year STRETCH project which is partially funded by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, will allow for verification of the strength and the dynamic behaviour of wind turbine rotors under enormous mechanical loads caused by large blades. The company, owned by GE Renewable Energy, produced the first 107-metre blade – the world’s largest – at its plant in Cherbourgh, France, in June 2019. The blade was installed on the prototype GE Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine in Maasvlakte in October 2019.last_img read more

AquaTrojans Win Against Lions

AquaTrojans Win Against Lions

first_imgEC AquaTrojans take two wins over the Rushville Lions on Thursday night in St. Leon.  Scores were girls 107-41, boys 112-35.Individual winners include:  Olivia Nixon-200 Freestyle; Jackson Ketcham-200 Freestyle; Alexis deLong-2oo IM; Jacob Weber-200 IM; Elise Doan-50 Freestyle; Ethen Witte-50 Freestyle; Ethan Ayers-Edds-1 meter diving; Mackenzie Schantz-100 Butterfly; Alex Pruitt-100 Butterfly; Ashley Bortlein-100 Freestyle; Alex Ketcham-100 Freestyle; Felicity Wray-500 Freestyle; Cai Fox-500 Freestyle; Dara Nash-100 Backstroke; Lydia Weber-100 Breaststroke; Klay Shipman-100 Breaststroke.EC won all 6 relays tonight.East Central hosts their annual Relay Invitational on Saturday.  Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img

German boss tips Neuer for Ballon d’Or ahead of Lewandowski

German boss tips Neuer for Ballon d’Or ahead of Lewandowski

first_imgJoachim Low believes Manuel Neuer’s Champions League final performance shows he would have deserved the 2020 Ballon d’Or ahead of Bayern Munich team-mate Robert Lewandowski. France Football announced it would not present its annual award for the world’s best player this year due to the coronavirus pandemic which halted some domestic competitions in 2019-20, including Ligue 1. The decision has prompted suggestions Lewandowski has been harshly treated, having appeared the standout candidate to succeed Lionel Messi after his 55 goals fired Bayern to a stunning treble. The striker, who was named Germany’s Footballer of the Year, last week agreed he deserved the global honour. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed earlier in August hope was not lost as FIFA had promised there would be a vote for the world’s best player. But Low, the Germany head coach, claims Bayern captain Neuer should pip Lewandowski to any award. The goalkeeper was outstanding in the 1-0 Champions League triumph over Paris Saint-Germain, keeping Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at bay.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? “Manu was in great shape throughout the 2019-20 season,” Low told Kicker. “Manu is in a class of his own. Crazy, unbelievable. “I have nothing against Robert Lewandowski – he is a top-class goalscorer – but, for me, the world’s best footballer this year would be Manuel Neuer. “What he has just done in this final round in Lisbon… He kept the door closed at the back. Joachim Loew Read Also: Barcelona table strange condition to let Messi leave for free “He had a very large role in winning the Champions League. Manuel was on hand in difficult situations against Lyon and Paris, otherwise it might be 0-1 or 1-1. “You have the feeling that he is omnipresent.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Smalling issues costume apology

Smalling issues costume apology

first_img The front page of Thursday’s edition of The Sun showed the 24-year-old England international wearing a head dress and items resembling a mock circuit board, mobile phone and cables on his chest. He was also wearing bottles of the liqueur Jagermeister and the energy drink Red Bull. A blend of the two drinks is known as a ‘Jagerbomb’ and Smalling’s management company on Thursday morning insisted the player’s outfit, worn at a private party, had simply been an “attempted comedy play” on the drink. In a statement, Smalling’s management company, the Wasserman Media Group, said: “Chris and his girlfriend hosted a fancy dress party to celebrate Christmas and their belated birthdays with close friends in the assumed privacy of his own home. “He dressed in a costume consisting of empty bottles of Jagermeister and cans of Red Bull strapped to his chest in an attempted comedy play on the popular ‘Jagerbomb drink’. “Although he fully accepts in hindsight it was an ill thought-out and insensitive decision, absolutely no harm was intended whatsoever and he apologises for any offence caused.” Smalling has, meanwhile, been described as “thoughtless” by a survivor of the July 7 bombings in London. Jacqui Putnam, who survived the Edgware Road blast in 2005, said people should “think twice” before making light of terrorism. She also said that even after eight years, people affected are still coming to terms with the terror attack. “It does not make it any easier when you see people who make light of it,” Putnam said. “It is silliness really. I do not think people who do these things mean any harm but unfortunately the effect it has on people like me and people who are in a worse position – those who lost loved ones – is hurtful. “I am sure that he did not mean to offend anyone but I wish people would think twice. “If people could only think twice about the pain this could cause to people who have lost loved ones in these circumstances it would be appreciated by survivors and the bereaved alike.” Smalling, who began his professional career with Isthmian League Premier Division side Maidstone United, signed for Manchester United from Fulham for an undisclosed fee in January 2010, seeing out the remainder of the season with the Cottagers before completing his transfer in July. He made just 16 Premier League appearances in his first season at Old Trafford after finding his route to the first team blocked by the centre-half pairing of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. The 24-year-old has on occasion been used at right-back as cover for Rafael, but has had his fair share of injuries, missing a significant part of the last campaign as a result. The defender has been given more opportunities under new United boss David Moyes this season, having already made 20 appearances. He made his senior England debut in the Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria in September 2011 and has gone on to make eight more appearances for the national team. With six of those caps coming in 2013, Smalling will be hoping, fitness permitting, to earn a place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad to Brazil. Press Association Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has apologised for making an “ill thought-out and insensitive decision” after a picture emerged of him wearing what appeared to be a suicide bomber costume at a party.last_img read more

The Latest: World TeamTennis sticks to July start, eyes site

The Latest: World TeamTennis sticks to July start, eyes site

first_imgGiménez did not practice last week as the rest of the squad returned to training nearly two months after soccer was halted.The 26-year-old Spaniard had said it didn’t make sense to play soccer while people were dying because of the virus. He said he would not forgive himself if he got infected and passed the virus to a family member.Cádiz lauded Giménez’s return and published photos and videos of him training with his teammates. He underwent alternative drills because he missed last week’s sessions.___Celtic has been declared Scottish champion after the country’s top soccer league was cut short because of the coronavirus outbreak. All sporting competitions in Belgium will remain suspended until July 31 because of the health situation and all mass events have been banned until Aug. 31. The first round of soccer matches for next season will likely be played without fans when the league resumes on Aug. 7.Club Brugge was awarded its 16th Belgian title last week after the league announced the end of the season with the current standings declared final.___The Spanish soccer player who threatened to quit his team rather than risk being infected by the coronavirus has returned to training.Cádiz defender Fali Giménez rejoined his teammates at the second-division club about a month after saying he wouldn’t play again unless there was a vaccine for COVID-19 or if he was assured 100% that he wouldn’t get infected after being back on the field. The English Football Association says it is in discussion with clubs in the top women’s league about the possibility of cutting short the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.The FA says there are “significant challenges” in completing the season and the governing body is seeking views on the “most appropriate sporting outcome.”Manchester City leads the Women’s Super League by one point. Chelsea is second and has played one game fewer.No league games have been played since February.___ The Latest: World TeamTennis sticks to July start, eyes site UEFA says it has postponed an executive committee meeting by three weeks because of issues regarding the venues for the rescheduled European Championship in 2021.The 24-team tournament was pushed back a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is scheduled to use 12 stadiums in 12 nations.UEFA wanted the host cities to confirm they could still stage games.The governing body of European soccer says its executive committee will meet on June 17 instead of May 27 “due to the existence of some remaining open points regarding a small number of proposed venues” for Euro 2020.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said Euro 2020 can be staged without all 12 stadiums. Neither of those sports allowed spectators and while WTT’s plan at the moment is to do the same, Silva said it is possible a small number of fans might be allowed, depending on where the matches are.___Bundesliga soccer players will be reminded not to celebrate goals together after Hertha Berlin’s team shared hugs and high fives over the weekend.Most teams have stuck to restrained arm bumps when they score but Hertha’s more exuberant celebrations in the 3-0 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday prompted criticism they were undermining the league’s social distancing guidelines.Bundesliga International CEO Robert Klein says clubs “are speaking with (players) day in, day out to tell them and remind them of what needs to be done to ensure that we can earn the right to go to a second match day and a third match day and then to finish the season.” It is Celtic’s ninth straight title.The Scottish Professional Football League says clubs expressed a unanimous view that there is no prospect of completing the season.The SPFL says it has accepted their decision and is now able to pay out $8.5 million in fees “to help clubs stay afloat.”There have been no games in the Scottish Premiership since March 13 because of the pandemic. Final season placings have been determined by points per game up to that point.Celtic had 80 points from 30 games so has 2.66 points per game. Rangers finished second with 2.31 points per game. Spanish media say the players practiced at home instead of going to the team’s training center for the start of group sessions.Players from second-division club Elche also refused to practice at the team’s training center last week and the club eventually complied with their demands.Most Spanish clubs used government furloughs to reduce their labor costs after the soccer season was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most players had their salaries and working hours reduced by 70%.Rayo Vallecano was in 11th place when the second division was halted in mid-March. The Spanish league hopes the season will restart on the second weekend of June.___ Silva said in a telephone interview Monday with the AP that four cities are “in the mix.” He mentioned Texas and Florida as possible host states.The International Tennis Federation and the ATP and WTA tours said Friday they were extending their suspensions of play into late July because of the coronavirus pandemic.But World TeamTennis is not sanctioned by those three groups and doesn’t need to follow their guidelines.The WTT already had announced that it would be picking one city to host all nine of its teams for the 2020 season, instead of playing matches around the United States, as it usually does.Silva said he has been monitoring other events taking place recently to see how they handled health protocols, including UFC fights over the past week-plus and a NASCAR race Sunday in Darlington, South Carolina. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___World TeamTennis CEO Carlos Silva says the league is “still on track for July 12” to open its three-week season and is hoping to select a site this week.center_img Klein says overall the guidelines were “well respected” as the top two divisions in German soccer returned to action amid the coronavirus pandemic.Players can’t be fined or banned for celebrating together.___Players from Spanish soccer club Rayo Vallecano have refused to practice in protest against reduced salaries.The players from the second-division club want to be taken off furlough before they return to training. They want to resume earning full salaries now that soccer is starting to come back. Coronavirus testing is due to take place twice each week at clubs on up to 40 players, coaches and support staff.___Belgian soccer clubs have been allowed the possibility to designate three teams they don’t want to host in empty stadiums next season.The league says it will try to accommodate the club’s wishes amid the coronavirus pandemic.The measure could be used by clubs to avoid playing famous clubs or bitter rivals in front of empty stands for matches that usually draw many fans and generate big ticketing revenue. Serie A plans to resume on June 13.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Premier League clubs have agreed on the measures that will allow non-contact training sessions to resume this week amid the coronavirus pandemic.The protocols for socially distanced training in small groups were signed off by the clubs during a conference call following a government decision to ease lockdown restrictions in England.Contact training and matches have yet to be allowed by the government.The Premier League season was suspended in March with Liverpool leading by 25 points with nine games remaining. Associated Press May 18, 2020 The first and second divisions in Germany returned to play Saturday but the third-division restart was postponed last week from its planned date of May 26. Some clubs have still not received clearance from local authorities to play or hold full training sessions.___Soccer players in Italy will have to wait at least another 24 hours before restarting full team training.Italian clubs resumed training on an individual basis on May 4 when lockdown measures in the country started to ease. They were slated to return to training together on Monday but they have not yet been given the green light to do so by the Italian government’s scientific panel.The medical protocol for the resumption of Serie A has proved contentious but a revised document was delivered to Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora on Sunday and is expected to be given to the scientific panel on Monday. Hearts has been relegated.___A soccer player in Germany for third-division club Chemnitz has tested positive for the coronavirus.Chemnitz did not name the player but the club says he is “completely symptom-free.” That player and two other players who had contact with him will spend 14 days in isolation.Chemnitz says the player tested positive in a sample taken Saturday but had tested negative in a sample from two days before that. The club says it can still return to full team training on Tuesday.last_img read more

Orange men’s soccer continues trend, ties in 7th overtime game of season

Orange men’s soccer continues trend, ties in 7th overtime game of season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 10, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img It was happening again. The minutes ticked down on the scoreboard. Chances slipped by. Steam rose off the players as the temperature crept lower. And then the whistle blew. After 90 minutes of soccer, Syracuse was tied. So for the seventh time in 11 games so far this season, the Orange headed to overtime. Once again, SU was unable to close out a game in regular time, but SU was also unwilling to accept a loss before the final whistle. ‘I think we worked extremely hard, and we had a clean sheet tonight,’ head coach Ian McIntyre said. ‘But ultimately, we score a goal, and it doesn’t go into overtime. So maybe an inability to kill a team off, but also a doggedness and a real willingness to grind out results.’ Syracuse controlled play for the majority of Saturday’s game against the struggling DePaul. SU had 17 shots in regular time, yet none managed to find the net. So for the fifth time in the last six games, Syracuse was faced with overtime. Despite having so much experience playing longer games, the extra 20 minutes ended scoreless, resulting in a 0-0 tie and one point in the Big East standings.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text It has come to the point for this SU team that overtime is just what happens. With more overtime games than any other team in the Big East, midfielder Nick Roydhouse said the team was ‘confident’ when the game was extended. ‘We’ve played a lot of overtime games,’ he said. ‘We kind of know what’s going on now. We know how to play it. I think we dominate overtime, just due to our experience. Just a little tweak, and we’ll win that game.’ Syracuse had a few close opportunities in the extra period, including a goal by freshman Brett Jankouskas, with two minutes left in the second overtime that was called back because the official ruled him offside. There was a sense of urgency on the field before and after the offside call, despite the frigid weather and the extended game. Jankouskas said because the team has mostly played games over 90 minutes long, endurance is less of an issue going into overtime. ‘We don’t really get tired anymore, we’re just kind of used to it,’ Jankouskas said. ‘It’s almost like it’s a part of the game now. I feel like we’ve been in more overtimes than in actual regulation games, so it’s not a big deal.’ But despite the confidence and the conditioning that have come with such frequent overtime games, SU has only managed to score twice, both times on free kicks. The first came against Northeastern to win 1-0. The second was more recent. In Wednesday’s game versus Colgate, the Orange scored on a direct kick from 20 yards out, winning 3-2. Now the team needs to either find a way to convert chances into goals or to get fouled close to the box to end these overtimes in its favor. Forward Fredrik Forsman said it’s a matter of sustaining an attack, which can either lead to a goal on its own or to a free kick. ‘The free kick comes when we try to attack them, I think,’ Forsman said. ‘We get pressure on them, and then we get free kicks. We’re good at free kicks.’ Yet in the end, dealing with overtime would not be an issue if the team is able to get a lead during the first 90 minutes. The Orange has only had one lead this year. SU was up 2-0, then let Colgate come back to tie the game with just five more minutes to play. Instead of focusing energy on finishing in overtime, Jankouskas said the key is to end the game before overtime even comes into the picture. He summed up the solution simply. Said Jankouskas: ‘Just score in regular time.’ alguggen@syr.edulast_img read more

BGC appoints Joff Cooke as first COO

BGC appoints Joff Cooke as first COO

first_img Related Articles ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Share Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 The Betting & Gaming Council (BGC) has strengthened its executive leadership team by confirming the appointment of Joff Cooke as its first Chief Operations Officer (COO).A figurehead in leadership of multi-million-pound educational organisations, programmes and resources, Cooke joins the BGC’s executive team from the University of Exeter Student Guild, where he formerly served as CEO (2017-2020).Cooke has led fundraising programmes and management of trustees, having also served as the General Manager of Plymouth University and as Regional Director for the UK’s National Union of Students. As COO, Cooke will be tasked with leading BGC operations, support services and educational programmes as the unified industry body moves to improve standards and champion the sector’s workforce and good causes.The appointment comes as the standards association continues to expand its industry remit and representation, having recently taken over the duties of the disbanded Senet Group.The BGC formally launched last August, replacing the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB). Serving as a ‘unified voice for UK gambling’, the BGC instantly sanctioned an ambitious action programme to improve the industry’s standards, reputation and stakeholder relationships. This March, the BGC sanctioned its first key pledge commitment, in which members would increase and expand requirements related to safer gambling and consumer protections.Member pledges included expanding safer gambling messaging, increasing the active promotion of deposit limits and safer gambling tools, reporting rogue advertising and expanding welfare checks on customers.last_img read more