MOL to Provide FSRU for Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: MOL Japanese sipping conglomerate Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed a preliminary agreement to supply a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), as well as jetty operation and  maintenance services for the Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project on a long term contract. The Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project will be located at the southern waters of Hong Kong and to the east of the Soko Islands.MOL said it would use the 2017-built MOL FSRU Challenger, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), for the job. The FSRU has a storage capacity of 263,000 m3, making it the largest FSRU in the world today. The vessel is currently employed on a mid-term charter for a project in Turkey, according to MOL.Challenger is expected to enter into service at the terminal around the end of 2020 at the earliest after delivery and completion of commissioning.“Discussions are ongoing to develop and reach a definitive agreement for the supply of the FSRU which will assist in improving the long-term energy security for Hong Kong as well as providing access to competitive natural gas supply from world markets,” MOL said.In line with the project outline, the FSRU will distribute gas into two destinations in Hong Kong, the Black Point Power Station located at New Territories and Lamma Power Station located at Lamma Island.The Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project is being developed to support the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government’s target of generating about half of Hong Kong’s electricity from natural gas from 2020 onward to improve air quality and environmental conditions in Hong Kong.The government is currently reviewing the environmental impact assessment study for the project.last_img read more

Opening of Schools – MP Leeward and Long Bay – Akierra M

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 27, 2017 – Providenciales – As the Former Minister of Education and Deputy Premier of the TCI, it is my profound belief that we must return our Children to school sooner rather than later.   Having had an opportunity to read the Minister of Education’s press release, like many parents I am concerned that there seems to be no contingency plan communicated to parents for the Country’s public school children.   We are greatly concerned that the schools damaged were not assessed and repairs quantified within the week after the passage of Hurricane Irma.While we empathize with the Ministry of Education, we know the patience of our parents is waning, and even our teachers are ready to get back in to the classroom and to some semblance of normalcy as soon as possible.   We commend the teachers who attended to their campuses and commenced the clean-up process in their classrooms, and recorded the damage.Special attention must be given to the 4th and 5th Form students across the Islands as the Caribbean Examination Council (“CXC”) has not (that we have seen) issued a notice that they will be suspending January exams in the wake of the storms which have affected many of the Countries that subscribe to the CXC and CVQ exams.The US$4,000,000.00 that is budgeted for in this financial year from the previous PNP Administration’s successful grant from the European Development Fund 11 be renegotiated quickly, to be utilized to repair all primary schools in the TCI which were affected, and in some instances expand them where they can be expanded.   It would make very little economic sense to now construct a fourth primary school when there are 10 in serious disarray.Suspend the Grade Six Achievement Test for all Grade 6 students, as it will not capture a true assessment of student success in transitioning to high school in the upcoming academic year.   Hurricane Irma and Maria were traumatic experiences and with delays of having students return to school there will be deficiencies in their learning found. Having students repeat Grade 6 because they do not pass the GSAT in this academic year will only compound matters and student placement numbers for the next two academic schools years.   Grade 6 teachers should be provided with another mechanism to assess their students’ transition to high-school for the 2018/2019 academic school year.Assessments of all Teachers’ homes must be done.   Especially those Teachers who may have suffered severe lost or are displaced be housed quickly, as it would be difficult to ask they provide services to our children when they themselves are displaced.Work closely with Food for Thought Charity, as many students may face nutrition deficiencies when they return to school, and provide assistance to Food For Thought to bring in food items at a no duty rate.We are committed to working with the Ministry of Education to ensure our youngest citizens have a chance to return to their schooling as soon as possible, as institutions are safe places where they can grow, learn and explore. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

How Athletic Bilbao has kept tradition alive

first_imgThe Spanish La Liga club has only used players born in the Basque Country or “formed locally”, and they have never been relegated to a lower divisionSpanish La Liga side Athletic Club Bilbao was founded 120 years ago, in 1898.After the 1911 Copa del Rey, the team was accused of fielding ineligible foreign players, and so they decided only to use local ones.The Basque Country team only uses players born there or “formed locally”, which makes everything more difficult but it’s a great tradition.“This football club becomes part of our identity from the second we’re born,” says U16 coach and former footballer Jon Solaun told The Irish Times.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“Any boy born within a 60km radius of here is showered with Athletic balloons and gifts; maternity wards are plastered in red and white.”“I was born in Bilbao and to put on this tracksuit and represent this club is everything to me. I know the boys feel the same pride. We all feel like a piece of history here as a family,” he added.“It’s incredible for the kids to be around one another and watch each other grow through the categories as both people and players. When a Lezama kid pulls on the red and white in San Mamés, we all feel a great sense of triumph.”“We’re all living the dream. Every person in this complex has a season ticket. If the first-team play away, the kids will train then go home and put on their Athletic pajamas to watch the game with their family,” he explained.“The coaches have a meeting point in town where we watch the games together. We’re all members of the Athletic family and have our own culture and identity.”last_img read more

Gattuso likens Piatek to Tomasson

first_imgGennaro Gattuso has compared Milan new boy Krzysztof Piatek to Danish legend Jon Dahl Tomasson.Piatek who recently joined Milan from Genoa played in the barren draw against Napoli and his manager has seen enough to liken him to former teammate Tomasson.Tomasson was not a regular starter at Milan but scored 35 goals in three seasons, winning a Champions League and earning praise for his battling qualities.“We have to pick up from where we left off in the first 50 minutes, showing the same character,” Gattuso told Milan TV and Cited on Football Italia ahead of his side’s Coppa Italia quarter-final against Napoli on Tuesday.“We stopped dribbling in the last 30 minutes and were stretched, so all of Napoli’s qualities came out.“We must have the desire to play and show our faces, dribbling well. We need experience. We’re a young team and we need games like these.“For us to get back to being competitive, we need consistency in our performances, game and mentality.Piatek is ready to make his debut as a starter with the AC Milan shirt tomorrow night in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals against Napoli once again. Gennaro Gattuso is seriously thinking about it and a final decision will be made between tonight and tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/yu9JpVotxtCristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….— AC Milan Africa (@africa_milan) January 28, 2019“We’ve shown it at times, but we still have too many ups and downs. Piatek reminds me of Tomasson. He had some very specific characteristics.“Jon never spared himself in training and gave us a huge hand, also when he played from the start.“Piatek has just joined, but I like him already. He’s a curious lad who looks at photos at Milanello: he likes to observe, talk and experience the structure here first hand.“It’s something beautiful. Will he start tomorrow? Him or Cutrone will play. Caldara and Biglia yesterday did some light work with us yesterday.“They’re working to improve their physical level and I think they’ll be available in a week.“We’re very happy with them, they have great desire to return and have shown it through the commitment they’ve been putting in.”last_img read more

Discounted gas sold in an effort to repeal gas tax

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:50 PM Posted: February 5, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The statewide effort to overturn the 12-cent gas tax took an interesting turn Monday. Former San Diego council member Carl Demiao lured people into signing a petition with really cheap gas.“I came here for the cheap gas, but I also signed the petition,” said Jabulo Carls who drives an Uber and Lyft.The gas station owner agreed to lose money in order to entice people with $1.99 gas.“I’m taking a hit, but it’s ok,” said Les Kourie. “The public is happy, they seem happy. And they get the message, stop this gas tax.”Carl Demaio started this tax recall after a super majority of Democrats in Sacramento approved a 12-cent tax on each gallon gas and a huge increase in the car tax.“Look, the people up there are not accountable,” Demaio said. “They say this money will fix roads and bridges and it’s simply not true.”Demaio is hoping to collect almost 600-thousadn signatures to make the November ballot. He’s already collected about 500,000.While hundreds of people enjoyed filling up their tanks with cheap gas, they also signed the petition.One step closer to the people taking back control from elected officials. Dan Plante, center_img Discounted gas sold in an effort to repeal gas tax Dan Plante February 5, 2018last_img read more