Q-Max bound for South Hook LNG terminal

first_imgLNG World News Staff South Hook LNG terminal on the shores of Milford Haven waterway is scheduled to receive a Qatari cargo of liquefied natural gas next week. According to the shipping data by the Milford Haven Port Authority, the 266,000-cbm Q-Max LNG carrier Al Mafyar is set to dock at the South Hook terminal’s jetty on July 10.The 2009-built LNG tanker owned by Nakilat and operating under a charter agreement with Qatargas, is currently sailing off the east coast of Morocco, according to the marine data provider VesselsValue.The vessel has taken a long trip around the African continent following the geopolitical dispute between Qatar and its neighbors despite the Suez Canal Authority saying, Qatar-flagged vessels are allowed to transit the canal. This has been proven by the Q-Max Aamira that is set to deliver it’s cargo to the South Hook LNG terminal on July 7.The South Hook terminal owned by Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Total SA can process 15.6 million tons of LNG a year and is capable of delivering 21 billion cubic meters of gas a year into the UK’s national transmission system.last_img read more

Cornwall strikes back but hosts edge ahead

first_img(CMC) – OFF-SPINNER Rahkeem Cornwall made key strikes to limit Sri Lanka A after West Indies A’s batting collapsed, but the hosts held the edge heading into today’s final day of the third and final four-day ‘Test’ here.Sri Lanka ended day three of the contest at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium yesterday on 211 for five in their second innings – already 286 runs ahead.Asela Gunaratne top-scored with 69, Sandun Weerakkody struck 48 while Roshen Silva was unbeaten on 29 at the close.Cornwall, the mainstay of the visitors’ attack during the series, claimed four for 62 to take his tally of wickets for the three-match series to 20.Earlier, West Indies A surrendered their last six wickets for 60 runs to be dismissed for 243 in their first innings, and concede a lead of 75 runs.SRI LANKA A 1st innings 318WEST INDIES A 1st innings (o/n 183 for four)R. Chandrika c Silva b Madushanka 11K. Powell b Asalanka 8S. Hetmyer c Thirimanne b Sandakan 94S. Brooks c Shanaka b Madushanka 54V. Singh lbw Gamage 15J. Hamilton c Shanaka b Gamage 14R. Cornwall lbw Sandakan 25K. Roach c wkp. Perera b Madushanka 4D. Johnson lbw b Vandersay 1D. Jacobs not out 2K. Joseph c Thirimanne b Sandakan 2Extras: (b-6, lb-4, w-1, nb-2) 13Total: (all out, 61.4 overs) 243Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-35, 3-139, 4-173, 5-199, 6-211, 7-226, 8-239, 9-241.Bowling: Gamage 18-1-50-2, Madushanka 15-4-45-3 (w-1), Asalanka 4-1-22-1, Shanaka 2-0-15-0, Vandersay 6-1-28-1, Sandakan 11.4-1-54-3 (nb-2), Gunarathne 5-0-19-0.SRI LANKA A 2nd inningsK. Perera c wkp. Hamilton b Cornwall 20S. Weerakkody lbw b Cornwall 48L. Thirimanne c Hetmyer b Corwall 27A. Gunarathne c wkp Hamilton b Joseph 69C. Asalanka c Johnson b Cornwall 4R. Silva not out 29D. Shanaka not out 7Extras: (b-1, lb-2, w-3, nb-1) 7Total: (5 wkts, 61 overs) 211Fall of wickets: 1-67, 2-72, 3-135, 4-141, 5-192.Bowling: Roach 10-0-43-0 (w-2), Johnson 11-1-47-0, Cornwall 21-8-62-4 (nb-1), Jacobs 9-0-32-0, Joseph 10-3-24-1 (w-1).last_img read more

Major League Baseball delays opening day by at least 2 weeks, suspends spring training schedule

first_img March 12, 2020 Major League Baseball delays opening day by at least 2 weeks, suspends spring training schedule Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball delays opening day by at least 2 weeks, suspends spring training schedule.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img Associated Press last_img

Stocco, passing game stepping forward in 2005

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photo On a cold, drizzly Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium, the Wisconsin football squad stood at midfield down by four against the vaunted Michigan Wolverines. With only 4:29 left in the game, it was up to quarterback John Stocco and the Badger offense to win it for their team and save what was then an undefeated season. Stocco proceeded to lead his unit 48 yards in eight plays down to the Wolverine four-yard line, and after two incomplete passes, faced third and goal. The junior took the snap on the next play and ran for the final four yards and the game-winning touchdown.Wisconsin’s passing game has traditionally been something of an afterthought in Barry Alvarez’s run-oriented offense, where games traditionally have been won at the line, not in the air. However, Stocco and the passing game, despite past criticisms, have done their part to fit into that scheme, and they have done it exceptionally well of late.”The offense is clicking at all cylinders,” wide receiver Brandon Williams said. “We just try to throw the ball, run the ball, and keep the chains moving.”In Wisconsin’s last three games, Stocco has completed 52 of 81 passes (a completion percentage of 64.2) for 835 yards and eight touchdowns, compared to a 58.3 completion percentage, 581 yards and four scores in the first four games. Since the Michigan game, he has thrown for 278.3 yards per game and has raised his quarterback rating from his 127.39 to 150.03, good for third in the Big Ten.The improvement has shown in Wisconsin’s receiving corps as well. Stocco’s biggest targets, Williams and Jonathan Orr, have also been the biggest beneficiaries of the surge in the passing game. Williams has caught for 327 yards and three touchdown passes in the last three games while Orr has been on the receiving end of five scores in that span. All the while, they and the other receivers have seen more and more balls thrown their way.”It does add a little more incentive,” said Orr of getting more touches the last few games. “One of the reasons why we’re able to put it in the air a little more is because we’ve been so successful in the run game.”Standout tailback Brian Calhoun’s success in the run game has also led to increased opportunities in the air. However, the junior has done his part to aid the Badger passing attack. With 324 receiving yards on the season, he has proven himself an effective target coming out of the backfield, when all other options are covered.”It’s a way to get the ball into his [Calhoun’s] hands,” said co-offensive coordinator Paul Chryst of Calhoun’s receptions this season. “I think it’s just an extension of the passing game as much as anything.”Perhaps the biggest advantage of an effective passing game is the ability to come from behind. Any team that relies as heavily on the running game as much as the Badgers has trouble moving the ball down the field in tight situations, but with Stocco more comfortable with the offense, no game has been out of reach of late.With the game on the line against Michigan, Stocco handed the ball off five times to Calhoun, but also completed three critical passes to get the Badgers in a first-and-goal situation. Against Minnesota last week, with the Badgers down by 10 with less than three minutes left, Stocco completed four of five passes, including a 21-yard score to Williams to pull within three.”I do think [Stocco] is playing with confidence, and he should be. I’m sure there is a growth that he is going through and hopefully will continue to,” Chryst said.The passing game looked good even in the loss to Northwestern. Orr caught two touchdown passes within a minute and a half to bring Wisconsin within three points of the Wildcats, and even though the Badgers came up short in the end, Stocco finished the day with 326 yards on 24-for-31 passing. That recent explosiveness has given the offense the potential to keep defenses off-balanced every time it steps on the field.”Our role changes from series to series, from week to week,” Orr said. “Sometime we are asked to be that big-play guy, and that happens to be our role for that week.”last_img read more

Syracuse safety undergoes surgery on fractured wrist, torn ligament

first_imgSyracuse safety Durell Eskridge underwent surgery for a fractured wrist and torn ligament in his right finger. Eskridge posted photos to his Instagram account Thursday of his right hand and wrist in a cast.Eskridge originally commented on the photo that he fractured his wrist and tore a ligament in his ring finger, but that comment has since been deleted. The caption on the photo said, “This is so painful right now.” Eskridge also posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed on Wednesday.According to a press release from SU Athletics on Thursday, Eskridge had the surgery on Wednesday. He will be evaluated throughout the summer, and his status for the 2013 season will be determined before the start of training camp in August, according to the release.Eskridge, who will be a junior, practiced with Syracuse throughout the spring. He played the Spring Game on April 20.This past season, Eskridge played in all 13 games and recorded 26 solo tackles. He also finished with two sacks, a forced fumble and one fumble recovery.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

Craig Forth continues lifelong desire to include and educate as school principal

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: As the 15-year anniversary of Syracuse’s lone men’s basketball championship approaches, The Daily Orange is profiling several players from SU’s 8-man rotation.As a hoard of third-graders journeyed down a hall in Liverpool’s Long Branch Elementary school, a two-party conversation far behind the end of the line gained life. One of its participants learned at a pre-K level despite his third-grade placement. His partner in chatter, a student teacher, was a few months away from earning a degree from Syracuse University.The student, like most kids that age, didn’t stand much taller than 4 feet. The student teacher towered at 7 feet tall. Yet there was Craig Forth, a little less than two years removed from a 2003 national championship season and still garnering celebrity treatment because of it, chatting it up with a child. Not because he had to. Because he wanted to. With ample differences — intellectually and physically — they connected. The conversation leveled them.“They were having a really engaging and honest and true and caring conversation,” said Tom Bull, Forth’s host teacher at Long Branch who now works in SU’s School of Education as the director of field relations. “That’s big-time.”That moment, just a small snippet out of the many weeks Forth spent during that fall 2004 semester at Long Branch, is how Forth — the starting center on SU’s only men’s basketball team to win it all — operates in a school setting. His nearly lifelong belief in inclusivity and desire to educate, which first sprouted in him as a child, are what took him to SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThey’re what drives him now, as he serves in his second year as the principal of Mechanicville Junior High School in the suburbs of Albany. They are what helped him fit in at Long Branch and connect with not only that one student, but a student body.“I wasn’t Craig Forth the athlete,” Forth fondly said of his time there. “I was Craig Forth the student-teacher.”That was more than a decade ago, though. Now, with his college days even further behind, it remains the case. Craig Forth the athlete is gone. He graduated in 2005 and then spent a year playing pro ball in Europe learning what he already knew: He wanted to teach. He saw no reason in delaying that. Forth and his wife, Amanda, came home, and he began teaching first grade in his hometown of East Greenbush while also coaching the girls’ JV team at Columbia High School in town.Forth’s aspiration to teach was nothing new. His fourth grade teacher picked him to help out in a special needs class on a regular basis. He loved being able to influence the students’ growth. At home, his younger brother, Jeremy, lived with autism. Forth watched his mother, Maggie, dedicate herself to helping Jeremy when her son had to switch schools a handful of times. The fact that Jeremy struggled to find the proper fit troubled Forth. He wanted to help.That passion steered Forth to Syracuse when basketball presented a path to college. Syracuse became the right choice because there he could earn dual certification in elementary and special education in just four years. Boston College, another top choice, offered a similar program in five. He joined Jim Boeheim’s team and majored in inclusive education.“The core of who he is as an administrator and what he was as an educator, were formed (at SU),” Bull said. “He’s not afraid to be assertive. Never afraid to be a leader.”Daily Orange File PhotoThose are the qualities Forth took with him when he moved on from first grade and assumed the role of assistant principal at Mechanicville High School in 2013. It was a culture shock, Forth said, to jump that wide of an age gap. The students don’t depend on him as much as first graders did. But it was worthwhile.“I wanted to be able to impact change on a grander scheme,” Forth said. “I could change anything I wanted to in my classroom, obviously, in terms of structure and pacing and all that type of stuff, but I wanted to be able to do it at a higher level.”For about four years, Forth worked under Mechanicville High’s principal, Kevin Kolakowski, until being named principal of the district’s junior high school in June 2016. Kolakowski praised Forth’s leadership style, citing a “detail-oriented” approach and an instillment of a “positive culture” that has maintained a productive climate within their 6-through-12 building.“If there’s an issue that arises or if a poor decision is made, it’s not ground and pound,” Kolakowski said. “It is, ‘let us work this out and let’s learn from our mistakes.’”Since starting as principal, Forth’s belief in inclusion has remained. He’s championed anti-bullying efforts and had Mechanicville qualified as a No Place for Hate school, an initiative kicked off by the Anti-Defamation League that now includes more than 1,600 schools nationwide.On a daily basis, Forth is usually sitting in on classes to evaluate teachers or handling student discipline. The latter is when basketball often creeps back into his life. Forth said he usually takes a sports angle with kids because it will help them relate. He recently had a conversation with a student who had lashed out at a bothersome classmate. The situation, Forth explained, was not unlike a low-post battle where a defender is constantly fouling with no whistles and the retaliator is the one who picks up a foul.Otherwise, Forth doesn’t do nearly as much with basketball as he did years ago. He’ll step on a court and play maybe once a year. Any time he does, five-on-five becomes everyone-against-Craig. He struggles to find competition that isn’t trying to knock off the former national champ.He attends most of Mechanicville’s games, but that’s more out of duty as principal. He’ll stop by practice here and there to offer help with post moves. But at 34, with three kids between the ages of 1 and 7, he doesn’t have the hours to coach full time anymore. He jokes that his job is where he gets to relax compared to the stresses of being a dad at home.“I’d probably be divorced if I continued to try to coach,” Forth joked.Despite Forth’s dormant game, 15 years later, his basketball legacy remains. The 2003 banner is never coming down in the Carrier Dome. And back at Long Branch, where Forth balanced basketball and the foundation of the future he knew he wanted, another artifact of his former self survives. Even though Forth was there in the fall, he returned for the student-faculty basketball game in the spring, just before graduation. He played with the students.Having “Mr. Forth” make a surprise return made the gym erupt. At one point, with a move usually reserved for teammates with a chemistry that takes time to form, a student hoisted the ball to the rim. Forth tracked it. He lept, corralled the orange sphere and crushed an ally-oop slam dunk in an elementary school gym.“The place went freakin’ bananas,” Bull said.The rim was not made for such abuse. It bent, was removed and is still in possession of one Long Branch’s teachers to this day.“He didn’t have to do that,” Bull said. “He didn’t have to come back.”He wanted to. Comments Published on April 2, 2018 at 12:39 am Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtblosslast_img read more

Syracuse ties season high in hits in 10-6 win over Canisius

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 4, 2018 at 6:55 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu Left fielder Bryce Holmgren was at the plate. It was the bottom of the fourth and SU was up 4-3. Holmgren knocked the ball out to right field. It rolled past a diving Canisius first baseman and Holmgren was safe on first.Second baseman Gabby Teran advanced Holmgren to second with a ball far into center field for a single right after and Holmgren advanced to second. A wild pitch moved both players up a bag, placing both in scoring position. The next batter, center fielder Toni Martin, took advantage of that. She sent the ball deep into the outfield, doubling, and sending the baserunners home.After winning the early game of Wednesday’s doubleheader 6-2 and giving Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch his 600th career win, Syracuse (18-14, 4-7 Atlantic Coast) delivered its third-highest scoring game of the season in the second game against in-state foe Canisius (3-22), 10-4. SU had its highest combined batting average of the season and tied its season high in hits.“They have confidence in what they do,” Bosch said, “and I think what you see is that if one or two players have success the people behind them feel confident and it just kind of builds on each other.”Canisius was the first on the board, scoring three runs at the top of the third. It didn’t take long for SU to respond, scoring four in the bottom of the same inning.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt started with center fielder Alicia Hansen, who had gone 1-8 in her last three games, launching one deep into the outfield. The ACC leader in triples added to her total and put herself in scoring position. A wild pitch during the next at-bat scored Hansen.“For me to be able to go up and overcome all the struggles I’ve been having in the last few at-bats, and then coming up and getting a triple, I think that gave everyone confidence,” Hansen said.Once the scoring started in the third inning, SU scored in each subsequent inning. Four came in the third, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and two to top it off in the sixth.SU posted a .467 batting average. That is its highest of the season by .032 and is about .200 more than the team’s overall average. It also tied its season high in hits with 14.“On average a game is like eight hits,” Hansen said. “14 hits is definitely a lot.”After Hansen scored in the third, it was a few at-bats before the last three runs were recorded. Martin and first baseman Faith Cain both walked, putting them at first and third when designated hitter Rachel Burkhardt stepped up to the plate. A line drive down the third base side pushed her to second base and allowed Cain and Martin to score. Catcher Michala Maciolek hit one out to right field to drive Burkhardt in for the final run of the inning.Ten batters stepped up to the plate for the Orange and all 10 got on base at least once. Nine of the 10 recorded hits. Pinch-hitter Andrea Bombace was the only person to not record a hit but was walked the one time she was up to bat. It was the first time since the George Mason game a month ago that the Orange notched 14 hits.“For us that’s huge,” Bosch said. “We’ve had times where we’ve had a couple people in the line-up who have had good games but putting up one through nine at times has been difficult, and so to see everybody in the line-up at least having a hit or getting on base or doing something productive is huge.” Commentslast_img read more

Jamaican Goal Keeper, Andre Blake, Survives Injury Scare

first_imgJamaica’s talismanic goalkeeping captain, Andre Blake, is not as seriously injured as was first feared.Blake was forced out of the Gold Cup final in Santa Clara, California, half after being kicked by U.S. midfielder Kellyn Acosta as both jostled for a loose ball close to the Jamaican goal. There were jitters as Blake looked like he might have suffered a serious injury involving a potentially broken hand or wrist. But X-rays taken at Levi’s Stadium revealed no broken bones.Cut between fingers“I’ve got a cut between my middle finger and my index finger,” Blake said after the U.S. team’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica. “I got seven stitches so that’s what it is for right now, so hopefully I can get back pretty soon.”Blake was awarded the Golden Glove as the tournament’s best goalkeeper while sporting a bandage on his right hand.Stitches to be removed in 10 daysBlake entered Wednesday’s final as one of the best players in the 2017 Gold Cup. On Wednesday night he indicating another good showing. He parried a rasping shot from Jozy Altidore before suffering the injury attempting to slap the rebound away as Acosta raced in to try and score.“I wasn’t sure what it was. I just knew I got hit so I took off my glove and saw it was a pretty bad cut. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to continue, but that happens sometimes. The stitches are going to be out in 10 days, so from there on in it’s going to be a day-by-day situation to see how it feels,” Blake said. “It was pretty painful, but it’s soccer.”Blake had three clean slates in five games and was only beaten twice throughout the whole tournament. His loss proved detrimental to Jamaica Reggae Boyz who had to settle for second place behind hosts USA.last_img read more

La Liga: Celta Vigo dent Barcelona’s title hopes with draw [VIDEO]

first_img Source: BBC Iago Aspas’ late equaliser for Celta Vigo dented Barcelona’s title hopes.Barca go top with the point but Real Madrid can establish a two-point lead if they beat Espanyol on Sunday.Luis Suarez headed Barca in front from Lionel Messi’s clever free-kick but Fedor Smolov levelled from Okay Yokuslu’s pass.Suarez then swivelled and smashed in a great strike – from another Messi pass – but his ex-Liverpool team-mate Aspas’ perfect low free-kick rescued Celta.The hosts should have won the game deep into injury time but Nolito’s close-range shot was straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen.Messi, who has not scored in three games, is still on 699 career goals for Barca and Argentina. But he did manage the 250th assist of his Barca career for Suarez’s second.The 33-year-old is the top goalscorer with 21 and top assister with 17 in La Liga this season.WATCH HIGHLIGHTS BELOW:last_img read more

Alpena County Republicans host dinner party for candidates

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisEach year the Alpena County Republican Party hosts the annual Lincoln Day Dinner. WBKB spoke one-on-one with several Republican candidates running for office at the state, local or federal level.Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/WBKBTV/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/WBKB11 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wbkbtv/AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Habitat for Humanity Helps Locals Move Into New HomeNext Grandma Shultz retires from Lincoln Elementary at 98 years oldlast_img