Lucky and good

first_img“Christian did his share,” said Jarencio of the big man who finished with 18 points and seven assists for NorthPort.And he wasn’t alone.Nico Elorde, Jervy Cruz and Kevin Ferrer and new import Michael Qualls also contributed to handing NorthPort its third win in seven games. The Batang Pier needed every contribution they could squeeze out from their bench, especially with Beermen import Dez Wells erupting for 56 points to go with eight rebounds and nine assists.“At least for now, we are currently inside the circle of teams that will make the playoffs. Had we lost, we would have joined teams at the bottom at 2-5 [win-loss],” Jarencio said.While Jarencio and the Batang Pier were glad to stay away from having to slosh around in the conference sewers, Rain or Shine felt fortunate to just being able to drag Blackwater there to join them after a 99-82 victory in the earlier game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Once things got settled, though, basketball—the high-flying, punch-for-punch, crowd-pleasing type—took over.And the Beermen, with their loaded roster and talented import, normally benefit from that frenetic, high-scoring pace.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Batang Pier, however, “got lucky,” NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio said with a smile after his wards turned Standhardinger’s first game against his former club into a celebration of sorts by delivering a short but lethal run in the endgame of a 127-119 victory on Wednesday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Cuneta Astrodome.Standhardinger provided more than just an interesting subplot in a match whose hype centered on the new jersey he slipped on. He also delivered the dagger in that game-ending 10-2 exchange—a basket that gave NorthPort a 124-117 lead with 1:01 remaining. Chicano shoots for bigger prize this time Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Briefly, drama overtook relevance when Christian Standhardinger stepped into the court as part of the NorthPort starting unit and hugged some of his former San Miguel Beer teammates before tip-off.ADVERTISEMENT Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:07No. 1 pick Standhardinger’s monster game further fuels SMB debut hype02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We finally hit some shots tonight, even if some of them were lucky ones,” said Painters coach Caloy Garcia, whose wards snapped a four-game slide and collected their second win in seven games.The biggest shot—and probably the one that needed a dose of good fortune—came from import Kwame Alexander, who drained a tough, challenged triple under shot clock pressure after a series of muffed attempts from the Elite to kick off a 15-1 finishing run that allowed Rain or Shine to peel away from a tight three-point contest.“You can see that our rotation is better [with Alexander],” said Garcia of his new import, who seemed to hobble his way to the finish for most of the second half.Alexander still finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds for Rain or Shine.The win slightly propped up a shaky playoff bid by the Painters—but just barely. At 2-5, the Painters and the Elite are just a step ahead of idle bottom-dweller Alaska’s 1-6 record.The Elite certainly posed a big challenge for the Painters with a strong start, largely through the efforts of rookie Ray Parks Jr., who “played like an import,” according to Garcia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers View comments MOST READ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Becoming his own man This jewelry designer is also an architectlast_img read more

Small LNG Seagoing Ships to Be Loaded at Wilhelmshaven

first_imgGermany’s Wilhelmshaven LNG Terminal will enable the loading of small LNG seagoing vessels and barges as a result of the newest cooperation between Uniper SE and Titan LNG.The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to accelerate the growth of LNG as a fuel in the downstream markets for industry, shipping and road fuel in Germany.The duo is planning to develop a user-friendly technical interface and commercial products for small-scale LNG players from the Wilhelmshaven floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for LNG.Apart from the loading of seagoing vessels, several truck loading bays are planned to enable the onward transport of LNG by road.With its proximity to the Jade Weser Port, Bremerhaven and the German Bight, Wilhelmshaven is said to be a suitable location to supply LNG for all downstream markets and in particular for marine fuels. As a fuel, LNG already meets the more stringent environmental requirements for ocean shipping.“The agreement … is another important step for the FSRU Wilhelmshaven project… With Wilhelmshaven, we offer a first-class location for supplying the shipping and road fuel markets with LNG. With this cooperation, the FSRU Wilhelmshaven project can make an important contribution to reducing CO2 and pollutant emissions,” Keith Martin, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Commercial Officer of Uniper SE, said.“Titan LNG is pleased that we can contribute the know-how we have built up over the last six years to this project for the LNG downstream market. We believe that the short distances to the markets will help to boost LNG as a fuel,” Niels den Nijs, Chief Executive Officer of Titan LNG, commented.Uniper is currently developing a FSRU at its Wilhelmshaven site. The FSRU will have a natural gas send-out capacity of 10 billion cubic meters per year and an LNG storage capacity of more than 263,000 cubic meters. The terminal is scheduled to go into operation in the second half of 2022.In December 2018, Uniper signed an MOU with the Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Line (MOL). MOL will own, finance and operate the FSRU. Uniper is currently coordinating the permits for the operation of the facility with the relevant authorities.Image Courtesy: Uniperlast_img read more