Nauticor Extends LNG Supply Network for Ships to Rotterdam Port

first_imgHamburg-based supplier of LNG Nauticor has extended its LNG supply network for ships within the North Sea region by including the Port of Rotterdam. The company has been awarded the contract for a bunker operation in Rotterdam for the first time.The first bunker operation by Nauticor in the port saw the containership Wes Amelie receive the chilled fuel. In 2017, Wes Amelie became the world’s first boxship retrofitted to LNG.In total, the vessel received six truck loads, which is equal to 120 tons of LNG, during the bunker operation that took place on February 20, 2018. As informed, Nauticor is currently in charge of organizing LNG supply for Wes Amelie, which is chartered to Unifeeder A/S and operates as a feeder vessel between Rotterdam and ports in the Baltic Sea region, throughout Germany, and to the Dutch Port of Moerdijk.„We are continuously working on optimizing the LNG supply for ships and feel well-prepared for more bunker operations at this location. Another important milestone for the development of the LNG supply infrastructure in North & Baltic Seas will be our new LNG bunker vessel, which will be put into operation before the end of this year,“ Sonja Neßhöver, Director of the LNG Portfolio of Nauticor, commented.During its first bunker operation in the Port of Rotterdam, Nauticor set a new record for the speed of a bunker operation with an unloading rate of up to 40 tons of LNG per hour. To achieve this, the Nauticor team used its bunkering technique where two LNG trucks are unloaded simultaneously.last_img read more

Drug suspects fall; alleged cohort escapes

first_imgBACOLOD City – Police arrested threepersons in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Banago. The 35-year-old Aron Natuel – theiralleged cohort – managed to evade arrest. The suspects were detained in the lockupfacility of Police Station 2, while a manhunt operation was conducted againstNatuel, who remains at large as of this writing./PN Drug suspects Armando Galgarin, Raquel Galgarin and Arlie Galgarin sit down while antidrug personnel inspect items seized from them during an entrapment operation in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City on March 12. POLICE STATION 2center_img Officers of the police stations 2 and 3staged the string operation around 7:20 p.m. on March 9. Suspected shabu weighing about 20 gramsvalued at around P160,000 was seized from residents Arlie Galgarin , 29; RaquelGalgarin, 28;  and Armando Galgarin, 56,a police report showed.last_img read more

Boracay reopening to recoup P12-B loss from coronavirus

first_imgThe mayor assured tourists that Boracay Island is free from the virus as the town’s confirmed COVID-19 case already recovered. “We will be opening for Region 6 (Western Visayas). Boracay is not only ours. It belongs to Region 6. We should love it as the tourism industry can help us a lot,” he said. Bautista added that minimum health protocols such as wearing of face masks and observing strict physical distancing and proper hygiene remain strictly implemented in the world-class island. ILOILO City – The expected reopening of the world-famous Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan to Western Visayas tourists starting Tuesday will greatly lift the town’s economy.   Tourists are seen spending their vacation in the world-class Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. Mayor Frolibar Bautista said the island’s reopening to Western Visayas tourists starting June 16 would greatly help the town and locals recover from coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. FLICKR We are happy because in spite of the happenings, the cooperation of our locals helped us achieve the objectives. We are surpassing the COVID-19 problem,” Bautista added. (With a report from PNA/PN) “The town has lost its income. The labor sector and the private sector were badly hit due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),” Bautista said.As of June 11, the local government unit (LGU) has received 90 letters of intent from some of the resort island’s accredited establishments.According to Bautista, the LGU will ensure that tourists have pre-booked their hotels to avoid a surge in the number of visitors.“One cannot enter Boracay without pre-booking. Tourists will be screened at the Caticlan port and they will be required (a) confirmation voucher (from the accommodation establishment where they will stay),” he said. Malay mayor Frolibar Bautista underscored this last week, saying the town had lost about P12 billion following the halt of operations in the famed resort island.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Team Lose To Lady Panthers

first_imgBatesville drops both level of play to Jennings County as young teams struggle with errors. Stats are attached.Varsity: 25-11, 23-25, 25-23, 11-25, 15-9 Jennings County.Batesville vs. JC Varsity VB (9-11)JV: 25-20, 25-15 Jennings County.Batesville vs. JC JV VB (9-11)Next up is the Ripley County Tourney held at Milan on (9-13). Varsity will play at approximately 10:00 against Jac-Cen-Del.  The winner then plays the winner of the early mach (Milan vs. South Ripley) for the championship. JV plays at 9:00 against JCD, and will await the winner of MIlan and South Ripley should they prevail.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

Olympic hopeful & Lawrenceburg native ‘tunes up’ at Perfect North

first_imgPhoto: FacebookLawrenceburg, In. — Decorated skier and Lawrenceburg native Nick Goepper was recently spotted perfecting his craft on the slopes at Perfect North. The multiple medal winner and Winter Olympic hopeful posted this video on his Facebook page. In it he praises the facility and says he was skiing with his little brother as he works toward earning a spot on the U.S. team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.Goepper has amassed four gold medals and a silver from the Winter X Games, a silver from Sochi, Russia in 2014 and a bronze medal from the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.Information from Goepper’s website says the 23-year-old began skiing at Perfect North Slopes when he was five.  “I took lessons in a ‘Ski-Doodles’ program. After my lessons, Mom would let me go up the rope tow and would catch me at the bottom. She needed to catch me because I couldn’t stop or turn.”last_img read more

One positive in latest Premier League COVID-19 tests

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians There was one positive result from the English Premier League’s latest round of tests for the novel coronavirus, the league said on Wednesday.A total of 1,213 tests were carried out among players and club staff on Monday and Tuesday. It was the seventh round of tests since players from England’s 20 top-flight clubs returned to training.The previous rounds of testing produced 13 positives in total.No Premier League match has taken place since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The English Premier League is scheduled to restart on June 17, when Aston Villa face Sheffield United and Manchester City take on Arsenal.Reuters/NAN. Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19Premier LeagueProject Restartlast_img read more

Lampard is best ever – Terry

first_imgCaptain John Terry has described Frank Lampard as the best player in Chelsea’s history. Lampard scored his 200th Chelsea goal in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League defeat of West Ham to move within two of Bobby Tambling’s club goalscoring record. Terry told Chelsea TV: “You talk about the [Gianfranco] Zolas and the best players to have played at the club, but for me he [Lampard] is the best. We all love him, we’ll all be pushing for him to reach the record.” Only Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs compares to Lampard in the Premier League era, according to Terry. The Blues skipper added: “You can only single out two players to play consistently well and to score goals over the course of the last 10-15 years and that is him and Ryan Giggs. “It’s incredible, to see the number of goals he’s scored at such a high level as well – Champions League goals, Premier League goals – and the hunger. “He is an example to all the players here.” The future of Lampard, who is 35 this summer, is uncertain, with his current contract scheduled to expire at the end of the season following 12 years at Stamford Bridge. “It’s incredible, season after season to do what he’s done,” Terry added. “Let’s all hope he goes on and beats the record.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Garry Monk nears Swansea exit as Huw Jenkins says ‘something needs to change’

first_imgSwansea chairman Huw Jenkins has dropped a strong hint that manager Garry Monk is on his way out of the struggling Barclays Premier League club after declaring that “something needs to change”. Monk took training as usual with the team on Tuesday but Jenkins – in Windsor to collect his OBE for services to sport in Wales – indicated an announcement on his future could be imminent. Jenkins said: ” We all feel at the club that something needs to change to get things back on a positive note as quickly as possible and get us back to the levels of performances we have got to have to win games at the Premier League level.” Press Associationcenter_img Jenkins refused to confirm whether Monk would be sacked, but asked if an announcement would be made on Tuesday, replied: “Not today, because I am up here [in London].” Swansea have won once in their last 13 games and Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Leicester left them just one point above the Premier League relegation zone. Monk survived showdown talks with Jenkins on Monday but his departure now seems just a matter of time with Brendan Rodgers and David Moyes among those strongly linked with the Liberty Stadium post. Monk guided the Swans to an eighth-place finish in the top-flight last season but their form has nose-dived during this campaign, prompting Jenkins to admit major changes are necessary. Jenkins added: “The difference between the end of August and how we find ourselves today is something we haven’t experienced at Swansea before, such a big change around from where we were after beating Man United in the last game in August. “I think it just again highlights if things are not dealt with and addressed early enough the Premier League is very unforgiving, and unless every angle and everybody’s focus is 100 per cent week in, week out, things can change very quickly.” last_img read more

Other Sports Hamilton on top as Ferrari struggle in season’s first exchanges

first_img New Delhi: Lewis Hamilton made a mockery of his claim that Ferrari would be half-a-second quicker at the Australian Grand Prix by easily clocking the fastest times in the season’s opening practice runs Friday. The Briton led a Mercedes one-two in the second session as he powered around Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit under clear skies with a best of one minute 22.600 seconds.It bettered his pace-setting 1:23.599 in the opening practice as he kick-started his bid for a sixth world title. Valtteri Bottas was second (1:22.648) with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen third (1:23.400), marginally ahead of impressive new teammate Pierre Gasly, who was promoted this year from Toro Rosso.Sebastian Vettel, who has won in Melbourne for the past two years, could only manage fifth, nearly a second adrift of arch-rival Hamilton, while Ferrari partner Charles Leclerc struggled to ninth, straddling the curb and spinning as he pushed hard late in the day. The man Leclerc replaced, Finnish former world champion Kimi Raikkonen, pushed his Alfa Romeo — formerly Sauber — into sixth.The Renaults of Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo were sixth and seventh respectively. “I have a positive buzz from driving the car today — this is what I love doing. The car feels like it’s in a similar place to where it was in Barcelona, which is positive coming to a different track,” said Hamilton.”We got through our programme really well, there were no issues on track. There’s plenty of stuff that we can improve on, but this was not a bad start.” Hamilton is gunning for a third world crown in a row to close in on Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven.Much had been made of his insistence after pre-season testing in Barcelona that Ferrari was much faster, but he quickly put that fallacy to bed as he angles for an 84th pole position. Bottas said the car felt better than during testing.”We didn’t bring a lot of new parts to the car, but we were able to optimize the package that we have,” he said. “We have an idea of how much we can improve for qualifying, but we have no idea how much performance the other teams can still bring.”  Lewis Hamilton made a mockery of his claim that Ferrari would be half-a-second quicker.It bettered his pace-setting 1:23.599 in the opening practice.Sebastian Vettel, who has won in Melbourne for the past two years, could only manage fifth. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Women’s hoops begins a new era

first_imgThe line of reasoning for hiring Cynthia Cooper-Dyke as USC’s next women’s basketball coach is pretty simple.She’s an alumna and a “USC basketball icon,” as Athletic Director Pat Haden put it last Thursday when the hire was announced.That is, of course, true. If there was a Mount Rushmore for USC women’s basketball, Cooper-Dyke’s face would be sculpted into the granite alongside that of other program greats, such as Cheryl Miller and Lisa Leslie.While at USC, Cooper-Dyke won two NCAA championships as a member of the 1983 and 1984 teams. During her four seasons on campus, the Women of Troy compiled a 114-15 mark.After leaving the college ranks, the Los Angeles native and Locke High School graduate won an Olympic gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games, in addition to four WNBA titles as a member of the Houston Comets.Now, she’s a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and returning to Southern California.“If you were to ask me what my dream job was at any point in my coaching career, I would always have said my dream is to come back and lead the USC women’s basketball team,” she said during a conference call with reporters Friday.This is the type of language you hear when schools hire an alum. From the coach, you hear about “dream jobs.” From the school, you hear about how he or she “understands the culture” and “knows what it will take to win here.” They know the people and the place, and they’ve done it before, or so the statements go.In essence, that’s what is happening here. And it goes without saying that this will be the talk today when Cooper-Dyke is formally introduced as head coach at an afternoon reception at the Galen Center.But is that all enough? That’s the risk, really, that USC takes. It’s banking on the fact it’ll strike gold with the Hall of Fame guard, who is returning home following coaching stints at upstart programs Texas Southern, UNC Wilmington and Prairie View A&M. Is that enough to resuscitate a program that has not appeared in the NCAA tournament since 2006? Time will tell, naturally.The enthusiasm to turn things around, though, is there. The playing pedigree is there too. Then again, are the coaching chops sound enough? Is it at all concerning that she has not yet held a gig at an upper-echelon Division I program?Because, to be fair, USC’s women’s hoops is an upper-echelon job. It’s a storied program. It boasts two NCAA championships from the mid-1980s. It also generates quite a bit of revenue: $2.71 million, according to documents filed with the U.S. Department of Education last October, making it USC’s biggest money maker when it comes to women’s athletics. But it’s struggled as of late on the court. And these recent struggles are largely because Cooper-Dyke’s predecessor never quite got it done.Sure, Michael Cooper’s tenure at USC never exactly took off. The former Lakers guard went 72-57 in four years, including an 11-20 finish last season. The Women of Troy never reached the NCAA tournament and secured a postseason berth just once (a trip to the WNIT Finals in 2011).You sensed Cooper was never “all in,” as if somehow coaching at USC was beneath him after working as an NBA assistant and then as a championship coach with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. Or perhaps he was more interested in making appearances as a basketball analyst on ABC Channel 7.But for Cooper-Dyke, who describes the ’SC coaching gig as her dream job, there won’t be any questions about effort or interest. Nobody will question her familiarity with USC or her urgency to coach a winning program. You expect her to be all-in, to help the Women of Troy return to prominence, to compete with Pac-12 heavyweights Cal and Stanford.“Some people, when they hire a coach, the athletic department hits a home run,” Van Chancellor, Cooper-Dyke’s coach at the WNBA’s Houston Comets, said in a statement. “Southern California has hit a grand slam, with two out and down three with the bases loaded. They hit it out of the park. This is one of the greatest hires. She’s the perfect fit.”Alumni returning to their schools to coach will always make for nice copy and for heartwarming feature stories in local newspapers. Cooper-Dyke’s return definitely falls under that category.And so the obvious question stands: Will it be anything more than a short-lived honeymoon?It’s often a fruitless exercise to immediately grade coaching hires. But perhaps ’SC fans can rest easy knowing that if Cooper-Dyke tastes success with the program, it won’t be her first time. “The 19th Hole” runs on Tuesdays. To comment on this story, email Joey at or visit read more