WFW advises on FSRU BW Integrity financing

first_imgImage courtesy of BW LNGInternational law firm Watson Farley & Williams acted as advisor to Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and KfW- IPEX Bank in the $191.8m post-delivery financing of BW Group’s FSRU BW Integrity.The FSRU has a storage capacity in excess of 170,000 cubic meters and a peak regasification capacity of 750 million standard cubic feet per day and will serve Pakistan’s second LNG terminal at Port Qasim and is currently employed by PGP consortium, a subsidiary of Pakistan GasPort consortium.The FSRU will provide 600 million cubic feet per day of regasification to state-owned Pakistan LNG Terminals under a 15-year contract.The vessel was built by Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea for Singapore-based gas shipping giant BW Group.The floating storage and regasification unit will play a vital part of Pakistan’s plan to reduce the country’s gas deficit as well as aiming to yield large savings in annual foreign exchange, enhancing the country’s growth in economy, WFW said.last_img read more

Friday IMCA Modified Duel In The Desert qualifiers go to Most, Taylor

first_imgPeyton Taylor was understandably pumped after winning his Friday night Xtreme Motor Sports IMA Modified qualifying feature at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Duel In The Desert. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com) LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 11) ­– Josh Most and Peyton Taylor started third and finished first in their respective Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified qualifying features on night two of Las Ve­gas Motor Speedway’s Duel in The Desert.Most led Jordan Grabouski, four-time Duel king Jeremy Payne and Rob Sanders across the stripe in Friday’s first 25-lapper while Taylor won ahead of Jason Noll, Tim Ward and Stormy Scott in the night­cap.Most and Taylor each earned $777; the top four from each qualifier advance to Saturday’s $7,777 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event.Most ran the low side off turn four to take the lead from Sanders the second time around the half-mile Dirt Track.Following a lap seven caution, Most, Sanders and Grabouski pulled away while Todd Shute had his hands full holding off Payne and Benji LaCrosse for the final transfer position.Payne took over fourth with 10 laps left. Grabouski closed on the leader as the front pair neared traffic but Most held on to win by five car lengths.Ryan McDaniel drew the pole start for the second qualifier and stayed in front before Taylor and Adam Armstrong drove by following a ninth circuit restart.Taylor put some distance between his back bumper and the rest of the field following a restart two laps later. Noll worked his way back to the second spot while the 11th starting Ward was up to third by lap 15.Scott made his way up from 18th starting to pass Armstrong for fourth the next time around. Noll maneuvered his way to within a car length of Taylor as the race wound down, but Taylor pulled away again for a half straightaway win.Curtis Van Der Wal led every lap of the $500 to win qualifier for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, pulling away from the pack after a lap three caution.Van Der Wal had a half straightaway advantage over Robert Elliott before midway in the 20-lap­per and maintained that margin while running through heavy traffic.Completing the top six and transferring to Saturday’s $1,777 to win main event were 19th starting Lee Jensen, Brian Cooper, Mark Abouzeid and 14th starting Chris McKellar.Last-chance qualifying for both divisions, plus Young Guns and Legends features for Modifieds precede main events on Saturday. Racing starts at 4 p.m. Pacific Time.The Duel In The Desert is broadcast by IMCA.TV. Entries for the 19th annual event topped 250 with drivers representing 22 states and three Canadian provinces.Feature Results 1st Modified qualifier ­– 1. Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa; 2. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 3. Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.; 4. Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; 5. Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa; 6. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 7. Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; 8. Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.; 9. Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa; 10. Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; 11. Ricky Alvarado, Grand Junction, Colo.; 12. Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; 13. Bill Brack, Mead, Colo.; 14. Clay Daly, Salinas, Calif.; 15. Bruce Nelson, Turlock, Calif.; 16. Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; 17. Bricen James, Albany, Ore.; 18. Doug Davenport, Veronia, Ore.; 19. Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; 20. Darrell Hughes II, Manteca, Calif.; 21. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 22. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa; 23. Bobby Horton, Yuma, Ariz.; 24. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa; 25. Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; 26. Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; 27. Duane Cleveland, Plumas Lake, Calif.; 28. Nick DeCarlo, Martinez, Calif.; 29. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 30. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas.2nd Modified qualifier ­– 1. Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; 2. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; 3. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; 4. Stormy Scott, Cameron, Mo.; 5. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 6. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 7. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; 8. Adam Armstrong, Carlisle, Iowa; 9. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 10. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; 11. Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo.; 12. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 13. Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; 14. Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; 15. John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; 16. Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; 17. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; 18. Justen Yeager, Green River, Wy.; 19. Kyle Brown, Madrid, Iowa; 20. Logan Drake, San Obispo, Calif.; 21. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 22. Rex Merritt, Billings, Mo.; 23. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 24. Jeff Stafford Sr., New River, Ariz.; 25. Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; 26. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas; 27. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz.; 28. Jer­emy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; 29. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 30. Steven McCollough, Imperial, Calif.Northern SportMod qualifier ­– 1. Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa, Iowa; 2. Robert Elliott, Clin­ton, Okla.; 3. Lee Jensen, Bakersfield, Calif.; 4. Brian Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; 5. Mark Abou­zeid, Durham, Calif.; 6. Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Ron Tex Jr., Papillion, Neb.; 8. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; 9. Levi Kiefer, Pahrump; 10. Jessie Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; 11. J.R. Herrera, Price, Utah; 12. Brian Pearce, Oakley, Calif.; 13. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 14. Matt Lewis, Bakersfield, Calif.; 15. Shawn Pudwill, Piedmont, S.D.; 16. Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif.; 17. Jordan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; 18. Matthew Hagio, Prunedale, Calif.; 19. Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, Iowa; 20. James Cecil, Bakersfield, Calif.; 21. Clint Reichenbach, Santa Maria, Calif.; 22. Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb.; 23. Jorddon Braaten, Medford, Ore.; 24. Jared Schweit­zer, Bakersfield, Calif.last_img read more

Stephenville Starter gives heat win award, renews Hobby Stock RoC title sponsorship

first_img“Each of our Race of Champions events have had long-standing support, and Stephenville Starter has become synonymous with our Hobby Stock event at the IMCA Super Nationals,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We are very proud to continue this tradition with Stephenville Starter in 2020.” The Texas manufacturer and 12-year IMCA sponsor awards a starter to one randomly selected driver who meets that heat race win requirement and submits a photo of his or her car displaying use of two Dirt Defender mud covers. Stephenville Starter also returns as title sponsor and provides a portion of the point fund for the Hobby Stock Race of Champions, to be held Sept. 12 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nation­als fueled by Casey’s.  Information about Stephenville Starter-made products is available by calling 254 965-7890.  Car photos should be mailed or emailed to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at the IMCA home office.  Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod race of champions winners at Super Nationals all receive starters.  STEPHENVILLE, Texas – IMCA drivers winning 10 or more heat races are in the running for a post-season prize from Stephenville Starter.last_img read more

Rangers role is similar to job at Manchester City, says Hughes

first_imgMark Hughes believes there are major similarities between Manchester City when he was in charge at Eastlands and his current task at QPR.Hughes arrived at Loftus Road with experience of dealing with ambitious rich owners and says that has helped him since his appointment as R’s boss.“I’ve been through this experience before at Man City. It’s a very similar situation to when I first walked through the door there,” he explained.AdChoices广告“It was a club which needed shaping and pulling in the right direction. That’s what’s needed here as well, so my experience at City has helped me.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

DPS hosts opening of Little Free Library

first_imgThe Dept. of Public Safety hosted the grand opening of a Little Free Library in the University Gardens Housing development on Saturday near the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.A program that began as a stationary bookcase that a Wisconsin man built to memorialize his former schoolteacher-mother has led to the creation of more than 15,000 Little Free Libraries around the world. With its tagline, “take a book, return a book,” the program aims to promote literacy and education, especially in low-income and rural areas. The Little Free Library, installed near the University Park campus on Saturday, is the first one in the neighborhood.Jean and Doug Chadwick, long-time volunteers for A Chance for Children, have been establishing libraries in Los Angeles and  Ohio, particularly in police stations.“One thing we could accomplish with this was the opportunity to promote literacy by providing books that are free to kids who potentially don’t have access to books,” Jean said. “Secondly, we can start to change the dynamic in the police stations. Lots of these stations handle child custody handoffs so you have very stressful situations and adults who don’t behave well. These kids would come in and be crying. But now they can come, turn a corner, and sit in the library while their parents do whatever.”A handyman of sorts, Doug has hand-built more than 20 bookcases, including the two in University Gardens. One is a stationary box erected on pole, and the other is a larger bookcase that has wheels. Both are Dr. Seuss-themed. All the libraries the Chadwicks have built are registered with the national Little Free Libraries organization so each has a plaque and shows up on the global directory should anyone want to locate them.DPS Chief John Thomas, a former LAPD officer, caught wind of the program when several were placed in LAPD station lobbies. He was also inspired by a boy named Muhanned, whom he met while patrolling University Gardens, when Muhanned asked for books for his birthday.“I thought it was a shame that you’ve got kids asking for books when right across the street is one of the greatest American universities,” Thomas said. “Either these kids can aspire to go to USC or look at USC as an unattainable dream.”Consequently, Thomas made sure that the library opening coincided with Muhanned’s birthday.Thomas emphasized the fact that DPS not only patrols to keep USC students safe, but also to protect residents who live in the surrounding community.“That’s how you get safe neighborhoods. It’s not by putting people in jail; it’s by making people aware of their neighbors and getting to know the police that work for their neighborhood. There’s a lot to the safety aspect that involves community relationships,” he said.He added that there will be various involvement opportunities for USC students, such as tutoring and reading books to local children.Thomas attributed much of the installment of the library to DPS Community Relations Officer Elizabeth Carreño, who took the initiative to make it a reality by contacting and partnering with A Chance for Children, as well as the Water Buffalo Club. The Water Buffalo Club is nonprofit philanthropic organization in Los Angeles that funds various projects, such as these libraries. The executive director, Shelly Wood, attended the event.“We have funded 12 Little Free Libraries. And we really do anything that has to do with children. Plus, a lot of our Water Buffalo members are Trojan alumni so we’d love to stay involved,” Wood said.The library opening was attended by many local kids through the literary program, Kinder2College. The event kicked off with face-painting and balloon-twisting. Donning a Dr. Seuss hat, Thomas gave an introductory speech and, after passing out lunch, read Dr. Seuss books to the children in attendance. Thomas also asked Muhanned to take the stage where the boy received a book about frogs that he had wanted, and a chorus of “Happy Birthday” from the crowd.last_img read more

Have Your Say: How many local players should coach Kwesi Appiah name for the 2013 Cup of Nations?

first_imgOn Thursday, Black Stars head coach James Kwesi Appiah will name his provisional 25-man squad for the 2013 Cup of Nations in South Africa.The continent’s most prestigious football competition kicks off on January 19 and runs through 10th February. The Black Stars will pitch camp in the United Arab Emirates in a pre –tournament training exercise.The domestic league has so far witnessed ten matches with certain players standing tall, so the question is: How many local players should coach Kwesi Appiah name for the 2013 Cup of Nations?Make your thoughts known in the comment zone belowlast_img read more

Mavericks want to keep Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic together for ’20 years,’ owner Mark Cuban says

first_img Knicks executives explain decision to trade Kristaps Porzingis Mark Cuban hopes Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic remain in Dallas for the foreseeable future.The Mavericks acquired Porzingis, along with three other players, from the Knicks last week in exchange for a package centered around Dennis Smith Jr. as well as the expiring contracts of DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews. New York also received two first-round picks in the deal. Cuban, the Mavericks long-time owner, discussed the future of Porzingis and rookie star Doncic at a press conference Monday.“Our goal is to be able to keep those two together for the next 20 years,” Cuban told reporters. Related News Kristaps Porzingis tells Knicks fans ‘the city deserves better than that’center_img “Our goal is to keep these two (Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis) together for the next 20 years”- @dallasmavs owner @mcuban#MFFL | #NBA pic.twitter.com/Hg1tivjziZ— FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) February 4, 2019Porzingis suffered a torn ACL in February 2018 and has not played this season. Cuban said the current plan is to hold him out the rest of 2018-19. He will then become a restricted free agent this summer. “I feel great but, as I said, we’re taking our time,” Porzingis said about the rehab process. “There’s no rush. I’ve been patient this whole time and I’m going to keep staying patient, which is one of the hardest things for me to do. We’re going to make the right decisions.”Porzingis has averaged 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds over 186 career appearances. Meanwhile, Doncic is the frontrunner for the Rookie of the Year award and is tallying 20.7 points, along with seven rebounds, per game this season.last_img read more

NBA Finals 2019: 3 takeaways from Warriors’ Game 2 win over Raptors

first_imgGolden State topped Toronto 109-104 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, evening the series at 1-1.The Warriors’ win didn’t come easy, but now they have a chance to take control at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. Injuries to Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney could make ball movement like this even more important for Golden State.DeMarcus Cousins can be a positiveEntering the series, there were doubts Cousins could help the Warriors trend in the right direction.The four-time All-Star hadn’t played since tearing his quad in the first round of the playoffs as the NBA Finals approached. He logged just eight minutes in Game 1 and only managed to score three points.However, Cousins unexpectedly tallied 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in 28 minutes in Game 2. This is likely because of the injury to Looney, and he made the most of his opportunity. While he struggled with foul trouble early, he proved he can take on a heavier workload moving forward and not be too much of a defensive liability.Toronto owned the offensive glassWhile the Raptors blew their opportunity to go up 2-0 against the Warriors, they had plenty of chances to recover from their blunders. Klay Thompson injury update: Warriors star (hamstring) ‘questionable’ for Game 3 NBA Finals 2019: Warriors top Raptors in Game 2 thanks to second-half surgecenter_img Here are three takeaways from Golden State’s crucial victory:The Warriors are sharing the ballGolden State doubled Toronto’s assist output, totaling 34 to the Raptors’ 17.Four different Warriors recorded at least five assists in Sunday’s contest. Draymond Green was just one assist away from notching his second consecutive triple-double of the championship series. Related News Toronto totaled 15 offensive rebounds to Golden State’s six, and quite a few came in critical moments down the stretch. Kawhi Leonard came up with five himself.Bounces didn’t go the right way for the Raptors this time, but capitalizing on second-chance opportunities could play a big part in how the series ends.last_img read more

Liga MX schedule, TV times as Mexico’s top soccer league continues play during coronavirus outbreak

first_imgMost of the sports world has been put on pause during the global coronavirus pandemic, with cancellations coming left and right. But for soccer fans, there’s still a way to get your sports fix in.Liga MX, the top tier of Mexican soccer, is moving forward with this weekend’s games. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Liga MX action. Liga MX schedule, TV channels for Matchday 10 of 17Saturday, March 14(All times Eastern)GameTimeChannelTigres vs. Juarez9 p.m.ESPN Deportes, fuboTVLeon vs. Pumas9 p.m.TUDN USA, fuboTVGuadalajara vs. Monterrey11 p.m.Chivas TV, fuboTVLeon vs. Pumas is the big matchup to watch at 9 p.m. Leon is currently second in the Liga MX table on 18 points, while Pumas sits fourth on 15 points and could draw level on points with a win.The other 9 p.m. matchup features Tigres, a team trying to climb into the top eight, and Juarez, a team trying to stay in the top eight. Teams that finish in the top eight qualify for Liguilla, which is the playoffs for Liga MX.The nightcap features fifth-place Guadalajara against bottom-of-the-table Monterrey, which has won just four points in nine matches.Sunday, March 15(All times Eastern) GameTimeChannelToluca vs. Atlas2 p.m.ESPN Deportes, fuboTVClub America vs. Cruz Azul10:15 p.m.TUDN and UniMas, fuboTVThe biggest game of the weekend is the Sunday nightcap between third-place Club America and top-of-the-table Cruz Azul. The teams are separated by only two points.Sunday’s opening game pits a pair of struggling teams together. Toluca is currently 15th on 10 points, while Atlas is 17th out of 18 teams on six points.How to stream Liga MX gamesFor cord-cutters, the best option to stream Liga MX games is fuboTV, which includes access to all of the Univision and FOX Sports channels, allowing you to watch all of the Liga MX games.last_img read more

K200,000 raised for Team PNG from Trukai auction

first_imgCorporate companies opened their wallets, buying Fun Run shirts for 100 different schools in the nation’s capital. 2000 shirts were sold on the night.K200,000 was raised from bidding for shirts for the schools plus an additional K5,555 from the sale of the North Queensland Cowboys premiership winning jersey signed by Jonathan Thurston.The Institute of Business Studies (IBS) topped the bidding list, buying K33,000 worth of Fun Run shirts.The Cancer Foundation was sponsored with the highest number of shirts – 900 shirts bought by Trukai Industries Ltd.Chef de Mission to Rio, Emma Waiwai expressed her thanks for all the support over the two nights of auctioning.She said the money will go a long way in ensuring Team PNG is ready for the Olympics later in August.The auction in Lae on Wednesday raised K172,000 plus an additional K4,100 from the sale of another jersey signed by Thurston.Around K381,655 was raised from the two auctions.So far, three athletes have qualified for the Olympics – Ryan Pini (swimming), Samantha Kassman and Maxemillion Kassman (taekwondo).last_img read more