Picture of the day: Pakistan’s second LNG import terminal

first_imgImage courtesy of Pakistan LNG TerminalsPakistan GasPort’s LNG import terminal at Mazhar Point, Port Qasim, Karachi has recently been inaugurated, and according to local media reports, the facility started receiving commercial cargoes. The project, worth around $500 million includes a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), BW’s FSRU BW Integrity with a storage capacity in excess of 170,000 cubic meters and a peak regasification capacity of 750 million standard cubic feet per day.It is connected to the national gas grid via a 12.3 kilometer subsea and onshore pipeline.The import facility provides LNG storage and regasification services to the state-owned Pakistan LNG Terminals of up to 600mmscfd for 15 years.The terminal’s surplus regas capacity of 90mmscfd is, under the prevailing policy and rules, be made available to the private sector in collaboration with PGPC’s equity partner Trafigura.It provides fuel for 3,600 megawatts of power generation plants set up by the government of Pakistan.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-DRAFTFinal chance for Hurricanes and Cornhuskers hopefulsUNDATED (AP) — Two programs that dominated college football from the 1980s through the early 2000s are still waiting to see one of their players taken in the NFL draft. Update on the latest sports Associated Press No Miami or Nebraska players were selected in the first three rounds. Miami is hoping to extend a streak of having at least one player drafted that started in 1976. Nebraska will try to avoid a second straight season of no drafted players after having its 56-year streak snapped last year. This is their last chance — the draft wraps up Saturday.Meanwhile, the Southeastern Conference is on pace to smash another NFL draft record. A year after having a record 64 players selected during the three-day, seven-round event, the SEC had a whopping 40 guys go in the first three rounds.The powerhouse conference broke the NFL record by having 15 guys chosen in the opening round Thursday and had 25 more Friday — 10 in the second and 15 in the third. Thirteen of the league’s 14 teams had at least one player drafted. Only Mississippi failed to land a player in any of the first three rounds.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBritish government in talks with sports bodies April 25, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — The British government is increasing planning with sports bodies about the resumption of events once the coronavirus national lockdown is eased.Government medical officials are involved in the talks about the logistics and health procedures required to allow sports competitions to restart.The Premier League last played a game on March 9 and has plans to try to restart from June 8 once pandemic social distancing regulations are relaxed to allow training to resume for teams and there are sufficient COVID-19 tests available.The national lockdown is currently in place until May 7. Cricket authorities have already said their sport won’t resume until July, but horse racing is currently only suspended until June.British Horseracing Authority chair Annamarie Phelps tweeted Saturday about “very welcome support for the resumption of live sport incl horseracing” from Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, linking to a front page report from The Sun newspaper about plans for events to be staged again. In other developments related to the pandemic:— Dutch top-flight club FC Utrecht is preparing for legal action to fight the Royal Netherlands Football Association decision to cancel the remainder of the league season and allocate places in next season’s European competitions based on the standings when play was halted by the coronavirus crisis. Utrecht likely will not be alone in challenging the decision that also said there would be no relegation and promotion between the country’s two top leagues. The Netherlands was the first top-tier European league to cancel the remainder of the season. Neighboring Belgium could also end its season at a meeting Monday.— English Premier League team Chelsea says it will not impose a pay cut on its first-team squad and instead will ask players to continue their support for charities during the coronavirus pandemic. Chelsea also said it will not be furloughing any full-time staff, and casual workers and match day employees are being compensated by the club through to June 30. The Blues have been in negotiations with their players about a salary reduction, reportedly around 10%, in an effort to save money during the current crisis. That is lower than the Premier League’s suggestion of 30% for all clubs but Chelsea has now decided to take a different approach.— The South Pacific island of Vanuatu (vah-noo-AH’-too) was likely the only venue in the world hosting a competitive sports final Saturday, and it was streamed live. Officials set up four cameras and commentary for the online stream on the Vanuatu Cricket Association’s Facebook site. More than 3,000 viewers tuned in at various times during a men’s 10-over exhibition match and the women’s Twenty20 final won by the Mele Bulls.— The Cape Cod League executive committee has announced the cancellation of the 2020 season, saying the unanimous vote was based on the health concerns and safety needs of all involved. The 10-team league is the top summer competition for college baseball players and was scheduled to run from mid-June until August. The league was founded in 1885 and had not missed a season since 1945, the last year of World War II.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Goal-fest in Ghana Beach Soccer Leagues

first_imgWest Africa’s only double tier-league beach soccer leagues continues to defy the odds by cranking up the excitement levels. League leaders Sunset Sports had their work cut out as they collected a cool three points and three goals without having to kick a ball in the ongoing CAL bank beach soccer Championship. This was after the low lying Teshie United failed to turn up for their scheduled week 12 encounter. Notwithstanding their fourth consecutive ”win” the result only keeps the Champions at the top on goals difference from neighbors, Havedzi Mighty Warriors. Indeed the high flying Havedzi Warriors from Keta ensured that they did not lose sight of the top, although they were made to work very hard by Wuo Gbee in a 10 goal thriller. A hat-trick by Kudadah Sampson coupled with a brace from Ahorlu Edem and a goal Alfred Torsu ensured Havedzi were 6-4 victors, despite Richard Osa also bagging a hat trick on the day. Gulf Powers continued their ascendancy with another three points in the bag against Ada Assurance who have been sanctioned by the GBSA. With a chunk of the games failing to come off, East Legon sharks and Dansoman served the fans with a block buster of a game, played at a blistering pace that saw both sides on the attack. With the lead swinging several times in the game, it was Matthew Lamptey who thought he had stolen the three points point for Dansoman with six minutes to play. But late drama was to follow when Sharks captain Uriel Appienti added the final twist to the game with his third and fourth goals to end proceedings 5-4. The result earned the Sharks their first win in as many games and also, proved sweet revenge having suffered defeat in similar circumstances in the first round. In the division one, Golden eagles delivered a soccer punch to fellow promotion hopefuls Tema United, as they zoomed back to winning ways having dropped points last weekend. Nungua United also dispatched Winneba giants 6-0, as they continued their search for a way back into the top flight of Ghana Beach Soccer.  Both the Championship and Division leagues wraps up in 6 weeks’ time at the La Beach Soccer Arena where Voltic will make a presentation to the winning teams. It is also expected that the GBSA will announce new partners and sponsors for the 2015 leagues.last_img read more

Second-Half Surge Comes Up Short In An 80-74 Loss To Evansville

first_img Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Story Links Photos Box Score (HTML) ESPN 1350 The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Livecenter_img Preview at Bradley 2/20/2016 – 7:00 PM Full Schedule Roster DES MOINES, Iowa – D.J. Balentine, the Missouri Valley Conference’s leading scorer, hit a pair of three-pointers in the final minutes to help Evansville defeat the Drake University men’s basketball team, 80-74, Wednesday evening at the Knapp Center.Evansville (21-7, 10-5 MVC) led by as many as 16 points with 7:38 left in the contest before Drake pulled within four points with three minutes left. “I thought we fought to a level that will equate to winning,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “I thought our effort, fight and grit was a level tonight that we can win games with. Balentine hit those back-to-back three-pointers, both were contested  and two steps behind the arc. Their best player in school history made plays with two big plays at the end.”Drake (6-21, 1-14 MVC) was led by three players in double-figure scoring with Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) scoring 16 points while Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) added 14 points on 4-of-6 three-point shooting. Freshman Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) added a career-high 11 points and six rebounds.”We had a lot of guys play really well,” Giacoletti said. “Nick McGlynn gave us amazing minutes and this is two games in a row where Casey [Schlatter] he has shown great feel and can pass the basketball. He’s got a good feel for what we’re trying to do.”Balentine finished with 26 points for the victorious Purple Aces while Egidijus Mockevicius, the nation’s leading rebounder, added 21 points and 13 rebounds. Facing that 16-point, 62-46, deficit with 7:38 left in the game, Woodward righted the ship with a three-pointer followed by a McGlynn three-point play. Later, a 13-2 Drake run capped by a three-pointer from Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) off a McGlynn pass nearly erased Evansville’s lead and pulled the Bulldogs within four points, 69-65, with 2:58 left. “It’s about our fight, that’s where it starts.,” Woodward said. “We got sparks from people that got everyone excited. It was all about showing that fight for us and I was happy about the way in which we fought.”However, Balentine soon answered with the Aces’ only two three-pointers of the second half to stretch the advantage back out to eight points, 75-67, with 1:22 left. A Woodward three-pointer 19 seconds later kept the Bulldogs’ hopes alive, as did a pair of Timmer free throws with 42 seconds left. When forced to the free-throw line, Evansville made four-straight free throws to close out the game and escape the Knapp Center with the 80-74 victory.Drake returns to the road for its next contest at Bradley on Saturday evening. Tipoff against the Braves is set for 7 p.m. Earlier this season, Drake claimed an 80-70 victory over Bradley in Des Moines.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more