MOL-Karpowership to bring LNG-to-Powership to Mozambique

first_imgMitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Karpower International, a unit of the Turkish Karadeniz Holding, have agreed to jointly carry out the first LNG-to-Powership project under the co-brand Karmol in Mozambique.For this purpose, the two companies will jointly own and operate an FSRU and a Powership, MOL said in its statement, noting that the pair have already introduced the concept of LNG-to-Powership solution outlining the Mozambique project.This LNG-to-Powership project consists of the collaborative operations of the FSRU to deliver regasified LNG and the Powership to receive regasified LNG in order to produce electricity, which is subsequently provided to Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), the Mozambican National Power Utility, through the electricity connection and transmission facility.The FSRU is now being converted from an existing LNG carrier, while the Powership is currently operating with heavy fuel oil in Nacala, but in accordance with the prior arrangement with EDM, it will be switched to operation with LNG after the FSRU delivery.In the past years, Mozambique has seen rapid economic growth, which in order to sustain requires the increased supply of stable and affordable supply of electricity.Karmol’s LNG-to-Powership solution with power generation capacity of 120 MW will create the supply of electricity for the people of Mozambique and, provide critical infrastructure for the use of LNG within Mozambican territory.When completed, the project will be the first LNG -to Power solution and FSRU project in Eastern and Southern Africa.MOL and Karpowership intend to continue to jointly develop LNG-to-Powership projects all over the world.last_img read more

Henderson, Butler lead Syracuse past Jacksonville, 77-61

first_imgJACKSONVILLE, Fla. — April Carson received an inbounds pass and turned quickly to head up the court only for the Jacksonville guard to smack her head into the shoulder of Syracuse guard Diamond Henderson.Henderson, with her arms square and standing straight, drew the charge. Carson couldn’t believe the call, and received a technical foul for yelling “What!” at an official.Syracuse small forward Brianna Butler sank two technical free throws that gave Syracuse a 28-point lead just minutes into the second half.It was that combination of Henderson and Butler that sparked No. 23 SU (3-0) to a 77-61 victory over Jacksonville (1-3) on Saturday in front of 576 at Swisher Gymnasium. Henderson scored 13 of her 14 points in the first half, and Butler finished with 16 points in 18 minutes.“We all just came out with a lot of energy,” Butler said. “Our defense pushed and our offense was able to knock down shots.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAll 12 players who dressed for the Orange made an appearance in the first half. Briana Day won an uncontested opening tipoff, and made two layups in an 8-0 SU run to start the game.Syracuse point guard Alexis Peterson diced into the paint with ease, and the SU defense forced four turnovers in the opening two and a half minutes.But after a Jacksonville timeout, the Dolphins went on a run of their own. The home-team fans at Swisher – an arena that sits just a few thousand – rallied when Jacksonville took a 13-11 lead behind five points apiece from Loliya Briggs and Sherranda Reddick.But from there, SU went on a 15-0 run spearheaded by Butler and Henderson. Butler, who is still recovering from a bruised left knee she injured two weeks ago in practice, sank a 3 from the right corner to give the Orange a 14-13 lead – a lead it didn’t relinquish.“Bri shot the ball well. She has to make 3s for us to be effective,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She spaced the floor and really helped us get this win tonight.”Henderson scored the team’s next eight points, two free throws followed by two 3 pointers. The Tennessee Tech transfer Henderson hit another 3 at the 7:32 mark of the first half to give the Orange a 31-18 lead.On SU’s next possession, guard Maggie Morrison won a battle on the floor for a loose ball and kicked it out to Henderson. As Henderson rose to shoot, a fan sitting courtside said loudly, “Buckets.”Henderson’s contested pull-up jumper dropped through the net to extend the Orange lead to 33-18.“It reminds you of AAU times and the high school days,” Henderson said. “I always love playing in a small gym. You really get to hear the crowd.”Butler hit another 3 and a jump shot to give SU a 43-21 lead at the half.“My teammates were able to find me and I was just getting in a groove early,” Butler said.But in the second half, Butler played just five minutes. Henderson shot 0-of-6 from the field after sitting on the bench for a 4:41 stretch of the second half.Butler made her last contribution to the blowout with 15:13 left in the game, sinking a pair of free throws to stretch SU’s lead to 53-25. When Henderson left the game with 3:58 left, SU led by 28.SU’s advantage grew to 30 points in the middle of the second half, and the Orange didn’t allow the Dolphins to come within 20 until there was 1:01 was left in the game. By then, Butler and Henderson’s days were done. They had already run the Dolphins off their own court.“We competed to the utmost today,” Henderson said. “We came in, and we didn’t want to be down in the first few minutes like we were (against Fordham and Duquesne). We came out more aggressive tonight.” Comments Published on November 22, 2014 at 9:01 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Griner, Delle Donne and Diggins dealt with bullies

first_imgby Doug FeinbergAP Basketball WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Before they were college basketball stars and the future of the WNBA, Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne had something else in common: They were all bullied when they were kids.The top three picks in the WNBA draft talked to The Associated Press about a variety of topics last Wednesday, including how standing out in a crowd wasn’t always easy.“It was hard. Just being picked on for being different. Just being bigger, my sexuality, everything,” said the 6-foot-8 Griner, who acknowledged she is a lesbian. “I overcame it and got over it. Definitely something that I am very passionate about. I want to work with kids and bring recognition to the problem, especially with the LGBT community.”Delle Donne, who is 6-5, said she was also picked on when she was younger. Not just for her size, but also because of her older sister Lizzie, who is deaf, blind and has cerebral palsy.“Being way taller than the other girls, they’d make fun of me,” Delle Donne said. “Issues with my sister that you wouldn’t believe. People saying she looked like a monster. It was so hurtful.”Diggins said girls are cruel and would make fun of her for “whatever it was that day.”The Notre Dame star, who stands at a more pedestrian 5-foot-9, said she used to want to go back at those people who would verbally attack her, but really learned a lot from the way Griner has dealt with the negativity surrounding her.“I don’t think anyone has handled it better than Brittney,” Diggins said. “It’s great to see how she handles herself in this situation. People are cruel. She handles every situation with such class and it’s inspiring and she’s taught me some things about when people say bad things. She’s a poster child for how to handle criticism.”Delle Donne remembers first meeting Griner at an All-America ceremony.“We were all sitting there and no one was talking to each other and then Brittney comes bounding in and broke the ice with everyone just being herself.”The trio have become friends over the course of the season, tweeting and texting to each other.Griner joked they aren’t “getting together for movies or alligator tails in Waco,” but have developed a kinship. Rooting for each other over the course of the season and consoling when their college careers ended.“I hadn’t felt that way any other year,” Diggins said. “I’d see them play and go, ‘Wow, she got fouled. That’s not right.’”Griner admitted also cheering for the other two during the season.“People act like we shouldn’t root each other on,” the two-time AP Player of the Year said. “Why not? Why do I have to hope they fail, I want them to make it all the way. When we meet on the court we put aside friendship and then when the game’s over, we can joke around again.”Diggins has big plans for the trio and hopes they can play together in the 2016 Rio Olympics in a proposed 3-on-3 basketball event. Sure, the IOC Executive board first has to approve the event on Aug. 9, but to Diggins that’s just a formality.“Think about how much attention it would draw, the three of us playing together in the first one,” Diggins said. “It would be such a great honor. We would win. We would definitely win.”Follow Doug Feinberg on Twitter at BIG THREE–In this April 17 photo, from left, Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner, Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne and Tulsa Shock’s Skylar Diggins pose together following an interview with The Associated Press in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)last_img read more

João Félix wins the 2019 Golden Boy award

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement fazNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsrop8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) znWould you ever consider trying this?😱4dexhbCan your students do this? 🌚bij8Roller skating! Powered by Firework João Félix has been blowing up in the European Football scene this year. The Portuguese wonderkid, who joined La Liga heavyweights Atlético Madrid this season, has nothing but praise from fans and pundits. Now thanks to his blistering performance, the youngster has been awarded the Golden Boy award.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesThe award, started in 2003, is given to the most impressive under 21 player in Europe, as nominated by various sports journalists. The first winner was the Netherlands star Rafael van der Vaart, and before Félix it was awarded to Matthijs de Ligt in 2018, the only defender to win the award yet.The young Portuguese international, who has appeared 4 times for the national team, beat out Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz for the award.Advertisement “I am very proud”- Félix said in an interview.“It is the second time that a player from Atletico Madrid has won this award and I am happy.” he added. The first Rojiblanco to win the award was Sergio Agüero in 2007.Advertisement An SL Benfica youth product, Félix was promoted to the Benfica B senior team in 2016, two years prior to making his move to the primary team. He scored 15 goals for As Águias in the 2018-19 season, and was snatched up by Diego Simeone as a replacement for Antoine Griezmann, who swapped sides with FC Barcelona this year.The 20 year old arrived at the Spanish capital in July 2019, for a monumental transfer fee of €126 million, making him the third most expensive footballer ever. Advertisementlast_img read more