The Port of Marseille Fos unveils LNG bunkering plan

first_imgThe Port of Marseille Fos has developed plans to set up liquefied natural gas bunkering infrastructure to boost the use of LNG as fuel and reduce ship impacts in the port. At the end of last year, the Port of Marseille Fos set up a working group to study and ensure the relevance of the logistics options for LNG bunkering in the port.Between March and July 2018, the LNG working group developed a master plan with details of the schedule for the investment that would be required and the possible operational methods.Port of Marseille Fos said it brought together ship-owners that had expressed an interest in LNG from Marseille / Fos, the managers of the two LNG terminals based in Fos, Elengy and Fosmax LNG, an LNG supplier, Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and the LNG marine and fluvial platform.The group confirmed the feasibility of an operational LNG bunkering solution in both Marseille and Fos within a limited timeframe, consisting of the development of truck refueling logistics that would initially serve ferries and continue to be an option should refueling vessels be unavailable.The plan also includes putting one or more refueling vessel in place that would be suitable for cruise ships and ferries as well as container ships.Port of Marseille Fos said the players are already preparing with this timescale in mind: Fosmax LNG is investing in particular in the Fos Cavaou terminal in order to adapt it to receive small LNG carriers.This service will be available in the summer of 2019 (50 annual slots). Elengy is studying the extension of the Fos Tonkin Terminal activity focusing on loading small LNG carriers, with the provision of 100 annual slots from 2021.last_img read more

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Turkey passes Libya deployment bill

first_imgLast week, President Tayyip Erdogansaid Turkey would deploy troops in Libya to support Fayez al-Serraj’sinternationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). The GNA last month requested Turkishsupport as it fends off an offensive by General Khalifa Haftar’s forces, whichare backed by Russia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan. Turkey’s move comes after Ankara andthe GNA signed two separate agreements in November: one on security andmilitary cooperation and another on maritime boundaries in the easternMediterranean.(Reuters) Ismet Yilmaz, head of the parliament’s national defense committee from the ruling AK Party, addresses lawmakers at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, Turkey on Jan. 2. REUTERS/STRINGER NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES ANKARA – Turkey’s parliament onThursday approved a bill that allows troops to be deployed in Libya, in a movethat paves the way for further military cooperation between Ankara andTripoli.      last_img read more

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Winston Speedway hosts Friday Fast Shafts All-Star qualifier

first_imgThere is no entry fee; pit passes are $30 with admission to the pits free for children two and under. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and over, military and kids 6-11, and free for five and under.  ROTHBURY, Mich. – A check for $1,200 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth go to the winner of the IMCA Modified main event this Friday night at Winston Speedway.  The July 31 show is draw/redraw and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region, KMJ Performance State and track points will be awarded. center_img Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. The draw ends and hot laps start at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.  Sponsor for the division at Rothbury is Mercy Health Partners. More information is available by calling the track at 231 508-3030.last_img read more

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Mourinho denies Danny Rose bust up

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham re-signs Bale on loan Jose Mourinho has played down his heated exchange with Danny Rose, insisting he has “no problem” with the England defender after they clashed at training. As reported by Sportsmail, Rose and Mourinho had words after the left back was left out of Saturday’s game against Watford. The Tottenham boss said he had a “good” relationship with his players and explained that Rose, 29, didn’t feature against either Watford or Middlesbrough because of his form and a back injury. “I don’t have any problem with him,” Mourinho said at his press conference on Tuesday. “The reason he was not selected against Middlesbrough is we have a young left back we want to develop and it was a great opportunity to play (Ryan) Sessegnon. And also because his performance against Liverpool was not phenomenal. “On the Thursday before Watford, late evening, I got a call from my medical staff saying that Danny was calling them with a problem in his back and he wouldn’t train the next day. So Friday, the day before the game, it was a bit of surprise that he was ready to train. “It was not a big problem but even so I decided then to play with Japhet Tanganga and have Ryan on the bench. That’s the situation.” Rose felt he was fit to feature in the 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road but his manager decided to leave him out. “My medical department know that it’s very important for me to know for my next training session if my players are available. “They called me to say that if I needed a left back for my training session, it was better to call the academy and bring Dennis Cirkin because Danny Rose was not available to play.” Mourinho said the defender is fit for Wednesday’s Premier League game with Norwich at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Tags: Danny RoseJose MourinhoMiddlesbroughRyan SessgnonTottenham HotspurWatfordlast_img read more

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Pardew remains defiant despite boos

first_imgAlan Pardew vowed to battle on as Newcastle manager after being subjected to a torrent of abuse despite seeing his side end its six-game losing run. But they were unable to build upon their lead and the visitors gained the upper hand after the break, and had it not been for a fine save by Tim Krul, who had already kept out Wilfried Zaha’s first-half effort, and a goal-line clearance from Fabricio Coloccini, they might have been back in it. But Cardiff’s hopes finally died as time ran down as Loic Remy stabbed home his 14th of the season and substitute Steven Taylor made it 3-0 to end their survival hopes. Pardew will head for title-chasing Liverpool on the final day knowing even a win there might do little to improve his standing on Tyneside. He said: “You have to be resilient in the modern day. We have lost half the Premier League managers this year – we might even lose another four or five in the summer. “It is sometimes a thankless task. It was difficult today, I’ll make no bones about that.” Opposite number Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left St James’ knowing his team will be playing in the Sky Bet Championship next season, but he was in equally defiant mood. He said: “You have just got to face the facts, don’t you? I face it head-on. I knew what I was coming into. “I didn’t make the impact I hoped for and I believed in, but that will be something for me to chew on now for a little while. “I am a warrior – I might not look like it here where I’m sitting, but I have had times in my football career when I was a player that were very disappointing. “You have just got to stand up and fight for yourself and fight for what you believe in.” The 52-year-old, who was booed by a section of the crowd whenever he stepped out of the dug-out, chose not to join the players on the pitch after the final whistle, but he is refusing to be bowed. He said: “I am frustrated a little bit, of course. Some of the criticism has been a little bit left-field and a little bit over the top, and that’s fuelled the anger here. “You have to accept that, unfortunately, when you lose six as a Newcastle manager. “They are upset, they are angry – I understand that. I apologise to them for the last six games and hopefully, we have taken a very, very small step towards them. “Coming to the sideline, I was only antagonising them and I don’t want to do that and make the atmosphere worse for the players, so it made a lot more sense to let [assistant manager] John [Carver] do that and take a seat.” Newcastle supporters repeatedly sang Hatem Ben Arfa’s name with the midfielder among the crowd after once again being left out of the matchday squad, and Pardew was forced to dismiss social media rumours that the pair had come to blows. “I have seen that. It’s an absolute load of rubbish. He came and shook my hand at the end and that was it,” he said. On the pitch, the Magpies took the lead with 18 minutes gone when, after Cardiff ‘keeper David Marshall had denied full-back Mathieu Debuchy twice in quick succession, Ameobi headed home Moussa Sissoko’s cross for what seems likely to be his last ever goal at St James’. The Magpies beat Cardiff 3-0 at St James’ Park to secure their first win since March 22, relegating the Bluebirds in the process. However, the game was played out amid a tense atmosphere as home fans, several hundred of whom walked out at two pre-arranged points in the second half, aimed chants at Pardew and owner Mike Ashley. Press Associationlast_img read more

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DURO’S RUSSIA NOTES…

first_imgNAIJA FOODSTrust our compatriots when it comes to making fast money. With most Nigerian visitors here trying to cope with the arrays of Russian dishes on offer here, some smart ones resident here are making a kill from selling our local delicacies. One guy from south of the Niger, is offering Nigerian foods for what is clearly exorbitant price of over 600 Rubles (about N3,400) per serving of a plate of Semovita and beef or chicken egusi soup to those who desperately desire.The stuff are going for them while those who can manage are eating the Russian meals. Don’t ask me what I am eating….AFRICAN SOLIDARITYAfter Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria lost their first matches of the ongoing World Cup here in Russia, most Africans here appear to be their brother’s keepers, sharing emotions together. Everywhere you turn, you hear some folks asking you if you are from Africa. “We are from Egypt, Sad Mohamed Salah is not our team that lost to Urugauay. Sad, Nigeria and Morocco also lost. Don’t worry, we can get better in subsequent matches” observed an Egyptian who identified himself simply as Abdel. He is here with his beautiful wife and son. The kid has an Egyptian flag with Salah’s image engraved on half of the coat of arms.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NAIRA DEBIT CARD MESSAll around the world, Nigerians have the reputation of paying cash for most of their transactions. The introduction of debit/credit cards by most Nigerian banks has hardly changed that attitude of carrying cash around. Although the fear of losing such funds to thieves has sort of reduced that attitude.Here at the World Cup in Russsia those who are stuck to the old habit of cash in the pockets and not on the cards, are smiling, enjoying all that the Russians are offering. At the MacDonald’s, just 10 minutes walk from the hotels where most of us are resident in Pribaltiyskaya area of St Petersburg, some Nigerians who wanted to spend from their naira debit cards got the shock of their lives. After picking food and groceries, the attendant teller asked for money, they claimed not to have the Russian Rubles. One brought out his debit cards from two of the old generation banks with horse and elephants as logos. The POS declined. Several attempts yielded no result. With those on the queue becoming inpatient, yours sincerely tapped the shoulder of the guy with the cards and told him naira cards no longer work outside the country with the new CBN policies. Of course, they dropped the groceries but had to borrow Russian Rubles to pay for the food. They were lucky they got bailed out otherwise would have been hard way to learn…last_img read more

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FB : Playing hurt: Syracuse must overcome slew of injuries as it opens Big East play against Rutgers

first_img Comments In his 19 years of coaching with seven different teams, Doug Marrone can think of just one season in which he had to deal with a worse injury situation than the one facing his Syracuse football team right now.As the offensive line coach for the New York Jets in 2005, Marrone watched the team’s top two quarterbacks suffer shoulder injuries just seven plays apart. That left the Jets with third-string quarterback Brooks Bollinger and 41-year-old Vinny Testaverde, signed once the injuries hit.‘That’s very difficult,’ Marrone said of that season. ‘We didn’t have a very good year. That was probably the only time that’s occurred.’This week, Marrone’s Orange (3-1) is dealing with multiple injuries to key players as it prepares to start Big East conference play with a game against Rutgers (2-1) on Saturday at noon in the Carrier Dome. The bumps and bruises have been piling up for SU since preseason camp, and the Orange faces a rough start to conference play if it doesn’t overcome the injury bug quickly.This week, Marrone chose to close the team’s practices and not allow players or assistant coaches to talk to the media. The injuries have prevented the Orange from adding to their playbook this week and have affected how the team prepares for its conference opener.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It’s very difficult right now what we’re doing with the game plan,’ Marrone said. ‘We’ll probably take some stuff out, and, unfortunately, it’s very difficult to add stuff. It kind of gets you in a little bit of a bind because if you don’t do enough, it can get ugly quick.’The defensive side of the ball has suffered most of the Orange’s injuries. Defensive end Chandler Jones has not played since the season opener against Wake Forest due to a lower body injury. Middle linebacker Marquis Spruill played sparingly against Toledo last weekend.And in the secondary, seemingly every player who’s seen action has suffered some kind of injury. Strong safety Shamarko Thomas did not play against the Rockets due to a lower body injury. The other three starters — Phillip Thomas, Kevyn Scott and Keon Lyn — all were hurt during preseason camp and have left games hurt this year for portions of time.Offensively, the biggest injury the media was made aware of was to running back Prince-Tyson Gulley, who had a breakout performance against Toledo with 10 carries for 66 yards.‘What’s more difficult in college than maybe at the next level is that when these young players become injured, you have to kind of coach them through the injury,’ Marrone said. ‘Not that they ever jeopardize themselves, but a lot of these players have never truly been injured before playing at this high level.’The injuries have affected the Orange’s ability to prep for Rutgers. SU hasn’t added new packages or plays this week because of the lack of personnel. The coaches also haven’t game-planned as much as normal for red-zone, goal-line and short-yardage situations.But the health issues haven’t forced SU to slow down practice. Marrone said it was too early in the season to do that despite all the injuries.‘You need to practice to get better,’ he said. ‘Then you put other people in there and they have to practice at full speed to get the continuity going. And you just have to go.’But with all these injuries, opportunities have opened up for some of SU’s younger players. And the head coach said that is the biggest positive to take out of this situation.Freshman linebacker Cameron Lynch had a career-high eight tackles and his first sack against Toledo. His playing time has increased each game. Defensive ends Torrey Ball and Brandon Sharpe have combined for 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks in taking over for Jones.‘You have some younger kids or maybe older players that finally get a shot that are able to get up there and go and play,’ Marrone said.In the secondary, the backups have been taking reps since the injuries started piling up in preseason camp. Brandon Reddish and Jeremi Wilkes have seen significant playing time already this season. Marrone said freshman corner Ritchy Desir also has a good chance of getting in the game against the Scarlet Knights this week.‘We did a good job in camp rotating a lot of guys,’ the redshirt senior Scott said earlier this year. ‘We became used to playing with Jeremi Wilkes at safety or Phillip Thomas or Olando Fisher. We had a lot of rotation going throughout camp.’Marrone added that even with all the adversity coming through these injuries, the Orange’s goal this week doesn’t change. Especially since it’s the conference opener.0‘It could be any team in the Big East that we’re playing and it would be a big week,’ he said. ‘Each week’s a big week because it gives us an opportunity to win.’zjbrown@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on September 28, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

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Syracuse men’s lacrosse reacts to upcoming NCAA tournament matchup with Albany

first_imgFor a fourth straight season, the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament will swing through the Carrier Dome. The selection committee announced Syracuse (11-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) garnered the eighth seed of the tournament, meaning it’ll play host to Albany (12-3, 6-0 America East) on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.The in-state rivals will square off for the second time this season, as SU beat the Great Danes, 16-7, on Feb. 21 in Albany’s first game of the season.Syracuse players and head coach John Desko spoke to the media on Monday afternoon, and Desko said he was “a little surprised” with the final bracket. His squad will barely sneak in a home game as the last seeded team.New imageA shocking overtime loss to Hartford in the America East conference tournament is likely what prevented Albany from earning a top-eight seed. After losing to Syracuse, the Great Danes ripped off wins in 12 of 13 games — including one against then-No. 4 Yale — and finished the season ranked No. 8.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe consensus from Desko and his players is that they’re facing a much-improved team from the one they stomped on two-plus months ago. That was Albany’s first game of the season, and the Orange lit up its defense as five players scored multiple goals, and Ben Williams won 17-of-24 faceoffs.“(Albany’s) spacing is going to be better,” Desko said. “They’re going to play better team defense. They won’t have as many turnovers as they did at the offensive end of the field.”Senior attack Dylan Donahue acknowledged that every team changes throughout the season, and as much as the Great Danes can attest to that, so can Syracuse. His team bounced back from a four-loss stretch in five weeks to win the ACC tournament and fortified its defense with a mid-season goalie change.Fired upTo counter a multi-layered SU offense, Albany head coach Scott Marr has a reliable trump card to play in goalkeeper Blaze Riorden. The senior goalkeeper’s 12.7 saves per game are third-most in the country and his 17 saves against the Orange this year tied for the most of any goalie against the Syracuse.“He’s good at everything,” Nick Mariano said. “He’s a great goalie. He’s good outside of the cage where some goalies aren’t. His clearing is probably one of the best in the country.”Desko cited Riorden’s offensive play in box lacrosse as an advantage for the visitors, as Riorden has a better idea of where shooters like to attack the cage. Riorden most recently made 13 saves in the Great Dane’s conference tournament loss on Thursday. Syracuse saved more than 13 shots in a game just once this season.Last go-aroundThis tournament run will be the last for Donahue, a player who will go down as one of SU’s best offensive players ever. Last season, he was Syracuse’s first 50-goal scorer in 24 years and this year, he’s seamlessly handed the scoring reins to Mariano while he quarterbacks nearly every possession.Both Donahue and Mariano talked about playing consistent with how the Orange has in the past few weeks. That means the onus is on Donahue to allow one of the deepest offenses he’s played on to flourish. And with six players surpassing 15 goals this season, it’s exactly what he’s done so far.Last season ended in surprising fashion with an upset loss to Johns Hopkins in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. The sting hasn’t completely worn off, but Donahue is revving up for a last shot at an elusive championship ring.“That kind of stuff is always in the back of your mind,” Donahue said of the last season’s loss to JHU. “You never want to get knocked out of the tournament. I think we have a good squad and everybody’s ready to go.“… We have one goal in mind.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

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Adoree’ Jackson selected 18th overall in NFL Draft by Titans

first_imgAdoree’ Jackson, the jack-of-all-trades who wowed USC fans for three seasons on offense, defense and special teams, now has an NFL home.Jackson was selected 18th overall by the Tennessee Titans in the NFL Draft on Thursday, the first true cornerback in USC history to be selected in the first round and the first USC defensive back to be a first round pick since Troy Polamalu in 2003. Jackson also extends USC’s record of first round draft picks to 80.Jackson won the Jim Thorpe Award last season as the nation’s top defensive back, recording five interceptions and 11 pass break-ups. But he also dazzled as a punt and kick returner and occasionally on offense. Jackson’s 2,045 kick return yards is a USC record. He scored four times on special teams last season, twice on kick returns and twice on punt returns.He punctuated his USC career last season with a historic performance against Notre Dame in his final home game at the Coliseum. Jackson caught a touchdown pass and also returned both a punt and kickoff for touchdowns.The Belleville, IL native was named a Freshman All-American and Pac-12 Defensive Rookie of the Year in his first season and was a first-team All-Pac-12 defensive back as a sophomore.“Ain’t it a blessing,” Jackson tweeted on Thursday evening.Jackson, who is 5-foot-10 and 186 pounds, will join Marcus Mariotta and a Titans team that will likely utilize him immediately as a cornerback. Jackson has drawn comparisons to the Houston Texans’ Jonathan Joseph and the Cincinnati Bengals’ Adam Jones.last_img read more

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Playtech acquires Responsible Gambling solutions provider BetBuddy

first_img Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Submit Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Share Playtech has acquired Responsible Gambling solutions provider BetBuddy for an undisclosed fee, continuing its strategy of obtaining technology which will extend its software and services offering to gambling operators.BetBuddy’s behavioural identification and modification software is to be integrated into Playtech’s IMS player management system, allowing its licensees to offer players a safer environment to use its omni channel products.It is hoped the move will also allow Playtech to ‘be well placed to navigate the continually evolving global regulatory challenges around Responsible Gambling in online and retail markets.’Ian Ince, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at Playtech, explained: “BetBuddy is the leading company in this field and has a team that has focused exclusively on developing an industry-leading Responsible Gambling solution. “The strength of the product and the knowledge and experience that the team brings is unparalleled, and we are delighted to have completed this acquisition and to welcome them to the Playtech family. “Responsible Gambling is a cornerstone in all Playtech’s offerings. This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to producing solutions and games that will enable Playtech and its customers to be the most responsive and responsible businesses in the industry.”Earlier this year Playtech introduced a trial of BetBuddy’s analytics software, with algorithms used to detect risk behaviours, through this acquisition it is believed Playtech can take the next step in evolving its gambling content, ensuring it is both developed and deployed in a sustainable manner. Simo Dragicevic, BetBuddy CEO, commented: “We are thrilled to have agreed terms with Playtech, the leading B2B supplier in the gambling industry. “We look forward to working with the Playtech Compliance, Business Intelligence, and Game Development teams, in partnership with Playtech’s customers and wider industry stakeholders, to continue to help to raise standards in Responsible Gambling.”BetBuddy has worked with clinical, responsible gambling and machine learning scientific communities for the last five years, developing ways of implementing Responsible Gambling solutions, through its behavioural identification and modification solution, to regulated markets. Related Articleslast_img read more

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