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

Is the Cubs’ Javier Baez the next breakout baseball star? We may be seeing it now

first_imgJoe Maddon hadn’t even buttoned up a Cubs jersey when he went to Puerto Rico.In the fall of 2014, the new manager saw 21-year-old Javier Baez and made his first call.“We’re better off with him on the field,” Maddon said.That’s anywhere on the field. Baez was a catcher in high school, at times. He was drafted as a shortstop. This year he was mostly at second base and third base, particularly when Kris Bryant would play left field. “This time, as soon as the ball was hit, I saw Pederson getting out of the box hard. I saw Gonzalez coming back to the base. You obviously don’t want to show anybody up, but it’s fun to have a play like that.”Baez is known as the quickest tagger in the game. Tim Wilken is the Arizona scouting director who had that position with the Cubs in 2011 and drafted Baez. He’s just as impressed with Baez’s sliding.“There’s been three times this year when he slid into a base and they said he was out and the call got overturned,” Wilken said. “He’s got that great swim move. He reaches out with his right hand and brings it back and reaches over with his left. Everybody’s got a 20-to-80 scouting system. He’s 70 in almost everything, but he’s off those charts in instincts.”“When I see the guy has the ball and is waiting to tag me, I’m not giving up,” Baez said“He’s a young colt,” Wilken said.The Cubs are baseball’s Calumet Farm. Eight of their essential offensive players are 26 or younger. There are seeds of a dynasty here. Baez was planted in 2011, the No. 9 pick in that draft.His family moved to Jacksonville, Fla. from Puerto Rico. Francisco Lindor, the Cleveland shortstop, made the same trip and landed in Orlando. The two met on the diamond when Baez’s Arlington Country Day High played Lindor’s Montverde Academy. “A little high school stadium and 150 scouts,” Baez said, smiling. “I hope we’re both in the World Series. It would be great for Puerto Rico.”By then, Arlington Country Day’s team had been banned from the state playoffs because of basketball irregularities. “So they barnstormed,” Wilken said. “They were kind of like the Globetrotters against the Washington Generals.”The Cubs’ area scout was Tom Clark, who’d coached several Puerto Ricans at a junior college and knew Baez’s occasional flamboyance was harmless. Wilken eventually told Clark to quit attending Baez’s games, that he was already sold and he didn’t want other clubs to get wise.Baez debuted in 2014, as his sister Noely was beginning to lose her fight against spina bifida. Preoccupied and struggling, he struck out in 42 percent of his plate appearances. This year he cut it down to 30 percent, and he hit .273 with 59 RBIs.“Teams are seeing the value of good young athletes who can move around,” Zobrist said. “They’re controllable pieces. Ten years ago, it was the oldest guy who was a former starter who got turned into the utility guy. That’s changing.”And the tattoo on Baez’s neck, the one that says “MVP”? He got it seven years ago.“The first one I ever got,” he said. It’s not officially licensed, but it’s authentic. Basically he’s the queen of the chessboard for the Cubs, who engage the Dodgers in Game 3 of the N.L. Championship Series Tuesday night.“It’s incredible, how quickly he makes decisions,” said Ben Zobrist, another multi-tasker who settled into left field for Chicago. “If you’ve never seen a lot of baseball and you’re watching it now, you need to know that what you’re watching is pretty special.”Baez made Clayton Kershaw’s cold, cold heart skip a beat when his Game 2 drive sent Joc Pederson to the track. He got trapped off third base in Game 1 and turned it into a steal of home. He won Game 1 of the Division Series with an eighth-inning homer off Johnny Cueto. He clinched the Division Series with an RBI single.In Game 2 Sunday, with Dodgers on first and second and one out, Pederson sent a soft liner toward Baez. Instead of catching it, Baez let it drop and turned to get a force play at second. Then Baez started yelling “3, 3,” at shortstop Addison Russell, who turned and got Adrian Gonzalez in a rundown between second and third, vaporizing a Dodger rally in what turned out to be a 1-0 Cubs loss.“I tried that once before, in Triple-A,” Baez said. “The runner wound up scoring. You make a mistake and you learn from it.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

More U.S. adults say they’re physically active

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsRecent increases in physical activity may not yet be affecting some health indicators, said Teresa Moore, an associate professor of exercise science at the University of South Carolina. Or perhaps some people are exercising more but not taking other important steps, added Moore, who was not involved in the research. “You could be out raking leaves, but if you’re eating a high-fat, poor-quality diet, you may still be aggravating the problem,” she said. The survey was done by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is being published this week in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a CDC publication. The researchers drew their data from surveys in 2001 and 2005 of noninstitutionalized adults who had landline telephones. About 205,000 people answered questions in the 2001 survey, and 356,000 in 2005. ATLANTA – More U.S. adults are getting physical – or at least that’s what they’re telling researchers. A national telephone survey found the percentage of women who report regular physical activity rose to about 47 percent in 2005, up from 43 percent in 2001. The percentage of men reporting regular exertion rose to about 50 percent, from 48 percent. The small but significant increases are considered good news, but also seem a little perplexing: U.S. obesity rates are not declining, and there are indicators that some weight-related conditions – such as heart disease – are getting worse in some adults. People were asked about their physical activity in a usual wee. One question asked about moderate activities such as brisk walking or gardening. Another asked about vigorous activities such as running or heavy yard work. Respondents were considered physically active if they had at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five or more days a week, or 20 minutes of vigorous activity three or more days a week. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more