DNV GL: LNG as Marine Fuel Has Potential in Iberian Peninsula

first_imgAs the interest towards LNG as a marine fuel increases, one of the main obstacles to the accelerated uptake is the uncertainty regarding future market volumes of LNG, according to a market study by DNV GL.The classification society has addressed this issue in the study on the future LNG market in the Iberian Peninsula, as part of driving the development of an EU-wide network of LNG refuelling points.DNV GL conducted the market study on behalf of the six-year CORE LNGas hive project, which aims to provide an investment plan for LNG fuelling in Spain and Portugal. The EUR 33 million project is coordinated by Enagas, and co-funded by the European Commission.The study has forecasted the potential future demand for LNG as a ship fuel and the required future infrastructure for the areas around Spain and Portugal, covering the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Gibraltar Strait peripherical regions. The results of DNV GL’s analyses have contributed to the CORE LNGas Hive project’s recommendations for the development of the LNG supply chain infrastructure, involving over 40 ports in the project area.“Through this market study we now have a strong decision basis to prepare the supply side on the Iberian Peninsula in meeting future demand for LNG bunkering at competitive conditions,” Fernando Impuesto, CORE LNGas hive project coordinator from Enagas, said.The study has revealed a huge potential for LNG as a marine fuel that will utilize the current spare capacity of the existing LNG import terminals. The consolidated quantitative results show that by 2030 up to 2 million m³/y of LNG is to be bunkered by ships and by 2050 approximately 8 million m³/y of LNG.last_img read more

Offshore Energy 2017 Award Winners Announced

first_imgThe offshore energy industry is constantly moving forward. Despite challenging times in the industry, there are impressive achievements that require celebration.During the Offshore Energy Opening Gala Dinner and Awards Show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, held on Monday, 22 October 2017, for the second time Navingo brought the industry together to celebrate some of these successes by presenting three industry awards.The 420 attendees were very curious to find out who the winners of the Offshore Energy Awards would be.The black-tie dinner gala, hosted by Pep Rosenfeld of Boom Chicago, served a culinary dinner and offered sparking musical interludes by Junior Jazz Unlimited a Jazz bigband with young musicians ranging in age from 14 to 18 years old.The evening was officially opened by former Dutch cabinet member and energy activist Diederik Samsom.And the winners are…WINNER BEST INNOVATION IN OFFSHORE ENERGY AWARD: NEXT OCEANNext Ocean offers a new predictive wave motion technology to expand operational boundaries. By scanning sea waves they provide you with information on your ship’s motion minutes in advance. In our view this is an excellent innovation by new kids on the block. The problem of anticipating on (severe) wave conditions impacting operations at sea is a paramount one. The innovation includes analytics to come up with (huge) cost savings, improving safety of operations and realizing better use of assets at sea. It is a nice tool and ‘easy to understand’.It is applicable in a broad part of the spectrum of the Maritime & Offshore domain. The technology promises a lot and is currently proven by a respectable set of customers in this domain. When broadly validated we belief this is really a new innovation ‘in hand’. To prove yourself in this field we highly recommend you to develop an interesting revenue model, but we are sure that within a broad customer base there is absolutely room for this unique ‘Buienradar for waves’.WINNER OFFSHORE ENERGY PUBLIC OUTREACH AWARD: OUR OCEANS CHALLENGEOur Oceans Challenge created a network of companies related to the offshore and maritime industry, knowledge institutes and startup accelerators to address the need for a more sustainable offshore industry. They carefully bridge the challenges that companies and organizations in the offshore energy sector face with committed (yet solution driven) individuals and start-ups. The network of industry partners that Our Oceans Challenge established, offers the possibility to test, improve and accelerate ideas into actions. The integration of ideas in existing businesses or start-ups is stimulated in the yearly organized challenge. Through their online platform and the events they have organized, they have boosted knowledge sharing. Reaching people, with a sustainability softs pot, worldwide. Stimulating cooperation and innovation. It is a clear statement from the Offshore Industry, which will influence the public opinion in a positive way.WINNER OFFSHORE ENERGY YOUNG ENGINEER AWARD: DRIES LAMMENSDries is a great example of an excellent Young Engineer. He was responsible for coming up with a solution to install an export cable for an offshore wind farm through a protected natural reserve. With his team, he developed a machine for cable installation and burial that causes minimal invasion while installing the cable to the required burial depth. Dries was responsible for coming up with the concept, building the machine and then supervising the actual offshore installation.Dries is an exemplar problem solver and team leader and the jury was unanimous in naming him winner of the Young Engineer Award 2017.last_img read more

How Africa’s inauguration ceremonies usually are

first_imgSouth Africa Rastafarians During his 2005 and 2010 presidential inaugurations Pierre Nkurunziza was flanked by African dignitaries… the event followed by festivities. During his 2005 and 2010 presidential inaugurations Pierre Nkurunziza was flanked by African dignitaries… the event followed by festivities.President Nkurunziza’s inauguration is a subdued affair which is an exception when compared to other swearing in ceremonies in Africa. CCTV’s Clementine Logan takes a look back at some of the more recent inaugurations on the continent. South Africa’s President Inauguration Related South Africa budget expectationslast_img

Franklin County crash kills Ohio woman

first_imgFranklin County, In. — An Ohio woman has been fatally injured in a Fourth of July crash in Franklin County.A report from the sheriff’s department says Patricia Lynn Archer, 75, of Hamilton, was westbound on State Road 252 when she drove off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled several times. Archer was declared deceased at the scene.The crash remains under investigation.last_img

Cricket News IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals unveil their new jersey for upcoming season

first_imgHe asserted, “We have an excellent team and believe in the discipline of the sport. Though every franchise is wanting to win, we as a franchise also concentrate on honest and ethical teamwork as more than 750 million people watch IPL. So the idea is to make a social impact on the World and also concentrate on winning the game.”“Our philosophy at Rajasthan Royals is to win from anywhere. We want to replicate our 2008 performance and the way team is practicing I am sure we will produce better performances. However, more than that, our winning is the moral and social victory of spreading social goodness, kindness, and greatness,” he added.He also talked about the reason why franchise made a paradigm shift from blue to pink and said, “Pink is the color of spring and as you go around the Jaipur city you can see the impact which pink color makes. On the 25th March, our aim is to light up Jaipur with Pink.”At the time of jersey revealing, the likes of Jaydev Unadkat, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Sanju Samson were present who launched the jersey of 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League.Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals will be up against Kings XI Punjab for their first game and this remains to be seen if they can start on a winning note. The game will be held at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on March 25.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Jaipur: The twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to begin on March 23 with Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. On the eve of the first game, the team which made a comeback last season – Rajasthan Royals are back in the pink health for the upcoming season – literally.The franchise coupled with their title sponsors JK Lakshmi Cement organized a ‘Jersey Launch’ event in Jaipur. In their new pink jersey – signifying their Pink City origin is all set for a cracking show under the stewardship of skipper Ajinkya Rahane, much charged up for the upcoming tournament.The event was started with various dignitaries delivering their respective speeches. The executive chairman of Rajasthan Royals, Mr. Ranjit Barthakur welcomed one and all present there and spoke about the team’s inherent strength, dazzling instinct, fortitude coupled with the idea to wear the pink jersey. He expressed affectionate concordance towards Rajasthan Royals’ title sponsor for believing in the team’s ability and signing a three-year contract with the organization. Rajasthan Royals will be up against Kings XI Punjab on March 25. Rajasthan Royals made their way through to the playoffs last year. Steve Smith will be available for selection from the first game. highlightslast_img read more

Syracuse featured twice on ESPN’s ‘Big Monday’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 7, 2013 at 11:59 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Syracuse will face both Notre Dame and Maryland as part of ESPN’s “Big Monday” broadcasts during the 2013-14 season.The Orange will host the Fighting Irish on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome and visit new Atlantic Coast Conference foe UMD on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.SU is featured in two of the conference’s eight Big Monday games. Both of those games are nestled in the middle of the eight-week lineup, which runs from Jan. 13 to March 3. Each game starts at 7 p.m. and will be showcased on ESPN.Some other notable ACC “Big Monday” games are Duke versus Pittsburgh on Jan. 27, Maryland versus Virginia on Feb. 10 and Notre Dame versus North Carolina on March 3.Syracuse beat UND, 63-47, in the Carrier Dome last season on Feb. 4. C.J. Fair paced the Orange with 18 points, while Jerami Grant scored a career-high 14 points against his brother, Jerian Grant. Notre Dame also switched from the Big East to the ACC for basketball.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe last time Syracuse played Maryland was in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament in 2008. Syracuse won that game 88-72 thanks to 23 points and seven assists from Jonny Flynn.The remainder of Syracuse’s schedule – including dates, start times and television information – will be released later this month. Commentslast_img read more

Q&A with Eric Ladin, actor

first_imgDT: What is one of the toughest parts of being an actor that gets hidden by the glamour?Ladin: It’s a very uncertain lifestyle. You hope to be busy and working on great projects, but it can be a very unstable lifestyle and that’s not always the case. Usually once the momentum gets going though, you can ride that and continue to do great work, and great projects continue to come along. DT: What was it like working on such an immersive miniseries as Generation Kill?Ladin: It was an incredible experience, and one that will probably never be matched in my career. I spent seven months in Africa with 30 guys, all of whom I’ve become very good friends with. We really did start to get the sense of being away — not that we could ever think that we were really in the military, but it was a little bit of life imitating art in the sense that we had left our loved ones at home for seven months and spent all day in a Humvee. Once we started rolling, we had no choice but to start talking and acting like soldiers. DT: Did you always feel like you wanted to be an actor?Ladin: It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and then I finally started embracing theatre when I was in junior high and really started focusing on it in high school. Then I decided to go to USC, and I made that decision not only because of the theatre program but also because it was in L.A. and I wanted to have that opportunity to possibly start working while I was still in school. DT: How did your education at USC help you in your career?Ladin:  The teachers at USC provided a great service and an amazing classroom experience. I was able to hone my craft and trim the fat off my work, so to speak, so that once I started to get into the real world I was a lot more prepared than I would have been had I started trying to work professionally right out of high school. Los Angeles is home to countless aspiring actors with dreams of making it big. For USC alumnus Eric Ladin, who graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in theatre, his dream is starting to look like reality. Ladin co-stars in a new AMC original series, The Killing, set to debut April 3. He has also had roles in HBO’s Generation Kill and Big Love, AMC’s Mad Men and several other shows. The Daily Trojan spoke with Ladin in a phone interview.Experienced · Eric Ladin will star in a new AMC original series. – Courtesy of Joan Allen Photography center_img Daily Trojan: When did you feel like you had first broken out as an actor?Eric Ladin: The first role that I felt like I started establishing my foothold was Generation Kill, because I had been kind of bouncing around and doing a lot of guest star work before that. After Generation Kill, more high-caliber work started to come consistently, and I haven’t really slowed down since. DT: What are some of your best memories of college?Ladin: In terms of acting it was getting to do Grease, the musical, mainly because of the people that were in it. Kelly Ward directed it, and he had been in the movie, so he knew it well, and we had a ball doing it. On the non-acting side of it, one of my best experiences at USC — and I probably can’t get arrested for this now — was when we took a go-kart from a science fair one day, drove it around campus and hid it in a parking garage. Traddies probably contributed to that. DT: What is one piece of advice you want to pass on to current students?Ladin:  The piece of advice that I got that meant the most to me was to really enjoy all four years and love every moment of it. As an actor, you play so many different roles throughout your career, and the only way to tap into those roles is through the experiences you’ve lived, and so many of those come from my four years at USC. Do as many shows as you can, go to as many parties as you can, meet as many people as you can and steal as many go-karts as you can.last_img read more

USC hosts high school MUN conference

first_imgUSC Model United Nations held the closing ceremony for its annual Model UN conference for high school students Sunday. The conference, known as SCMUN, opened on Friday evening, and kicked off a full schedule of debate, problem solving and collaboration surrounding simulated situations in international affairs.During the conference, participants represented a country and formed a resolution group with other countries to meet their combined interests on a certain topic and determine future course of action following days of debating. Sophomore Alex Melnik, secretary-general of the conference, studying international relations and policy, planning and development, said the range of situations is wide and not limited to current affairs.“We have a mix of historical, contemporary and futuristic committees,” Melnik said. “For example, in terms of a future committee we have a committee that takes place in the year 2022 when the Winter Olympics are hosted in China, and the scenario is that Tibet is looking to secede from China.”Sophomore Shelley Dai, chief executive of the conference, said the event was a great success given the turnout.“We managed to grow this conference, I think, 133 percent from the last year, so it’s really high growth, and we’re looking forward to next year maybe getting 350 to 400 delegates,” Melnik said.Conference participation helps run the club’s operations. In addition to events for high school students, the club also sends delegates to compete in conferences around the country. Given the travel involved, participation in these competitions can be a large expense to bear without help.“Generally for conferences, we’ll have to stay in a hotel, and we have registration fees as well, but for the past few we’ve been able to subsidize all the spots we offered which is great, meaning that no matter your financial status, you’ll be able to go to a conference,” Dai said.The club has been very successful in these conferences recently.“We recently went to LAMUN, which is UCLA’s Model UN conference, and received a lot of different awards including the ‘best small delegation’ award, so we’re a very competitive team,” Melnik said.The club prides itself not only on competing in competitions but also on outreach efforts. The club launched a new program in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and their Youth Ambassadors program to bring Model UN to new high schools. The program provides 14 children an opportunity to learn about debate in Model UN as well as scholarships to attend a conference. Programs like these fit into the club’s guiding objective of helping others through Model UN.“Our main message throughout the club has been aiding others as the model United Nations,” Dai said. “We want to make sure these high schoolers and middle schoolers have a focus on nonprofits, which we’re both very involved in as well as a general message of helping out.”Getting involved in the club is fairly easy to do and doesn’t require any prior experience. Right now, the club has members from a wide range of academic backgrounds.“We have premed, engineering and computer science [students.] Part of the club has a training aspect to it, so people who have never done Model U.N. before will learn about public speaking, and about procedures, as well as just how to debate,” Melnik said.Dai spoke about the club’s transition from primarily seniors in leadership positions, to younger members taking over.“It’s been really interesting having this quick turnover from the seniors to the sophomores and having a young club trying to regain experience on our own,” Dai said. “Those are definitely some challenges we’ve been facing, but it means that we’ll have a lot of continuity as our club continues on.”last_img read more

Pigskin: Young guns steal the spotlight during Wednesday’s practice

first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanThe USC football team returned to Howard Jones Field on Wednesday for their second practice since the start of the school year. Team roles began to become more defined as the team approaches its opening matchup against Western Michigan next Saturday — and the practice also featured a special guest.Freshmen Take the StageThe Trojan freshmen have been at the height of media interest this week, not only for their contributions to practice, but also because this is the first week they’ve been available for interviews.Freshman defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu thanked the upperclassmen for helping ease his transition to college ball.“They’re all helping out the young guys,” he said, naming in particular redshirt senior Kenny Bigelow Jr. and senior Josh Fatu. Along with his work as a mentor, Fatu is also standing out on the practice field as well, taking most of the first-team reps at nose tackle.Freshman defensive lineman Jay Tufele praised Talamaivao, redshirt junior Toa Lobendahn and redshirt junior Chris Brown. “They’re amazing athletes, and going against them is like going against the best in the world,” Tufele said.Though not technically a first-year player, redshirt freshman Tyler Vaughns was raring to finally make his Trojan debut after spending 2016 confined to the practice field.“I have a fire in me,” Vaughns said, before adding that he would “hopefully be starting” against Western Michigan.Making Dreams Come TrueTaylor Hammond, a 10-year-old who has been battling leukemia for four years, made an appearance at Wednesday’s practice as one of the wishes on his “life list.”Taylor got to take part in a drill with the Trojans: Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold threw him a pass, which Taylor ran to the end zone with defenders chasing after him, falling to the ground one by one in his wake.Taylor’s father, Brian Hammond, was also in attendance and was passing out bracelets to players, fans and reporters, encouraging everyone to keep children like Taylor in their thoughts when they wear the bracelets. Taylor, his father and his brother were able to pose for the media to complete his true celebrity experience.“[Taylor] is the definition of ‘Fight On,’” head coach Clay Helton said.Injury UpdateThis week USC football continues its rigorous practice schedule leading up to their home opener against Western Michigan next Saturday. Notable absences included freshman offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker and senior guard Viane Talamaivao, as they remained sidelined with hamstring and foot injuries, respectively.Redshirt sophomore tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe remained limited in his involvement with a hip flexor injury that has had him playing tentatively for a couple of weeks. Helton has admitted he wants to proceed with caution to prevent the injury from getting any worse.last_img read more

‘Field of Dreams’ to be shown at Dodger Stadium following tonight’s game

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The 1989 film “Field of Dreams” will be shown on Dodger Stadium’s DodgerVision screens following tonight’s Los Angeles Dodgers- Colorado Rockies game.Fashion designer Max Azria will throw the ceremonial first pitch.Former Dodger outfielder Tommy Davis, the 1962 and 1963 National League batting champion, and former Dodger pitcher Tim Leary will sign autographs in the left and field pavilion plaza areas, respectively, from 4-6 p.m.The Veteran of the Game will be Marine Corps Sgt. Antonio Tinajero of Los Angeles, who enlisted in 2003, has served in four units and is trained as an infantry assaultman. Tinajero is assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion West, Balboa Detachment in San Diego, recovering from injuries he sustained when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle while on patrol in Afghanistan.Tinajero’s accolades include two Purple Hearts and a Combat Action Ribbon.All auto gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and all stadium gates at 4 p.m. for the 6:10 p.m. game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more