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Summit, Mitsubishi ink MoU for Bangladesh’s $3 bln LNG-to-power project

first_imgSummit Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation to develop a $3 billion LNG-to-power project at Matarbari, Moheskhali area in Bangladesh.Under the MoU, the parties agreed to develop an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) onshore receiving terminal with a regasification capacity of up to 1,500 million cubic feet per day.The project will also include two gas turbine combined cycle power projects totaling 2,400 MWh production capacity, relevant high voltage transmission lines and the import of LNG.Muhammed Aziz Khan, chairman of Summit Power International, Summit Corporation’s parent company and the largest independent power producer in Bangladesh, said, “This MOU will help SPI support Bangladesh’s fast-growing energy, power and technology needs.”He added that the two groups are well-positioned to benefit from opportunities arising from the Bangladesh government’s move to raise LNG imports to meet the country’s domestic natural gas shortfall and expand the country’s power generation capacity.The country has turned to importing LNG in order to keep the existing gas-dependent infrastructure to remain viable.last_img read more

CAF appoints Abdelmounaïm Bah as Acting General Secretary

first_img Loading… Bah assumes office immediately till the next meeting of the CAF Executive Committee. Read Also:Breaking: More crisis hits CAF as general secretary resigns Meanwhile, he will continue to serve as Commercial director, a position he has occupied since June 2018. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 At the request of the President, the Emergency Committee proceeded today with the unanimous appointment of Bah to the post of General Secretary of the organization, after accepting the resignation of Mouad Hajji, who stepped down from the position yesterday. The members have full confidence in Bah who has exhibited good qualities since joining CAF, particularly during the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The World9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever SeenThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Following discussions by the CAF Emergency Committee on Tuesday March 3, 2020, Commercial Director, Abdelmounaïm Bah, has been unanimously appointed Acting General Secretary.last_img read more

Bonnie R. Knecht, 84, Brookville

first_imgBonnie R. Knecht, age 84, of Brookville, Indiana died Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville, Indiana, following an extended illness.Born March 27, 1933 in Independence, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Thomas & Leta (Morehouse) Ford. On February 14, 1953 she became the wife of Robert G. Knecht, and he preceded her in death on May 12, 1986.Bonnie was a homemaker, and had also babysat for area children. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Brookville; 50 year member of the Daughters of Isabella St. Catherine Circle; and the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She along with her late husband were also instrumental in starting the Blood Drives in Franklin County many years ago. In her leisure time she enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, traveling, and playing bingo. Survivors include five children and their spouses, Denise (Ken) Handley of Brookville, Indiana, Deborah (Terry) Tolson of West Palm Beach, Florida, Thomas (Debbie) Knecht of Crestwood, Kentucky, Bobbi (Eric) Princell of Harrison, Ohio, Timothy (Linda Gaston) Knecht of Whitcomb, Indiana; 8 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Rosalyn Urban of Henderson, Nevada and Karen Hitchcock of Chula Vista, California.In addition to her parents and husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dolores Swinton, and four brothers, Howard, Jim, Don, and Allen Ford.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville; where the Daughters of Isabella will lead the Holy Rosary at 7:30 P.M..The Very Rev. Sean R. Danda will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 10:30 A.M., at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 145 East St. Michaels Blvd., Brookville. Burial will then follow in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael Catholic Church, Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Margaret Mary Community Hospital. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Knecht family, to sign the online guest book please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Novak Djokovic Overpowers David Goffin to Reach Japan Open Final

first_imgTOKYO: Novak Djokovic continued his dominant run at the Japan Open, overpowering third-seeded David Goffin in straight sets on Saturday to reach his fifth final this season. Competing in the Japanese capital for the first time, Novak Djokovic beat Goffin 6-3, 6-4 to set up a final with Australian qualifier John Millman who beat Reilly Opelka 6-3, 7-6 (4). Attempting to win a title on his tournament debut for the 10th time, the top-ranked Novak Djokovic has not dropped a set in his four singles matches at Ariake Colosseum.After controlling the first set, Novak Djokovic broke Goffin in the first game of the second with a perfectly-placed volley at the net. Down 15-40 in the second game, he fought back to hold serve and never looked back. Goffin was the only former champion in the draw. He lost to Nick Kyrgios in the 2016 final before defeating Adrian Mannarino for the title in 2017.Novak Djokovic retired with a left-shoulder injury during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka at the U.S. Open but has shown no lingering effects in Tokyo.The 32-year-old Serb is making a push to finish as year-end No. 1 for the sixth time, which would tie the mark held by Pete Sampras. (IANS)Also Read: Novak Djokovic Advances to quarter-final At Japan OpenAlso Watch:Durga Puja 2019 : Theme of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ at a Durga Puja Pandal in Bongaigaonlast_img read more

Tennis News Rafael Nadal to miss Tennis season-opener in Brisbane due to thigh injury

first_imgBrisbane: Rafael Nadal on Wednesday withdrew from the season-opening Brisbane International after an MRI revealed a slight strain of his left thigh. Nadal, who had a first round bye, was scheduled to play his second round match against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday. However, after conferring with his doctors he decided to withdraw to ensure he would be fit to play the Australian Open later this month. Nadal, the current world number two, has not played a main tour event since a knee problem forced him to retire during his US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro in September. The 32-year-old had surgery on his ankle in November to remove a loose intra-articular body and only resumed training three weeks ago.        He played the opening round at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi last week, where he lost to South African Kevin Anderson. “I feel good, but after a long period of time without competing, I felt the leg tightening a little bit in Abu Dhabi in the first match,” he said. “That’s why I didn’t play the second (match). So I came here. I did an MRI, and it shows a very small strain on the left thigh, but it’s there.” Read More |  Sania Mirza-Shoaib Malik share first picture of baby boy IzhaanNadal said doctors were confident he would be fit to play in Melbourne.        Read More | Happy Birthday Sania Mirza: Wishes pour in for India’s tennis star “They say that it’s a very small thing, but it can become a big thing, because a strain in the muscle is dangerous,” he said. “When you increase the intensity on the muscle when competing, then there is a big risk to make it something bigger. Today it’s not big. I feel better than four days ago. Probably I’m 100 per cent in five days. And then I have plenty of time to prepare for Melbourne.”  Nadal admitted he is facing a race against time to be fit for the Australian Open but insists his aim remains to win the Australian Open. “We’ll see how the things improve. And being honest, I feel myself playing well. I feel myself playing at a good level of tennis. And I feel myself with very high motivation to compete and to play. And was terrible news for me that things were not the way that I planned, but coming back from a period of time outside of the competition and coming back from a surgery, you know, there’s always a chance that this kind of stuff happens. It happened in Abu Dhabi. But I really believe that I will be 100 percent ready for Melbourne,” Nadal said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: PSG makes a donation to Action Against Hunger

first_imgAston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow says Premier League clubs have yet to settle on protocols to ensure a safe return to playing during the coronavirus pandemic.The league is trying to find a way to resume in June but group practice sessions have not yet started.Purslow tells talkSPORT radio that “we haven’t got to the crucial protocols that relate to actually playing football. Until we crack the code of making our great contact sports safe then the conversation we’re having is hypothetical.”Aston Villa has joined Brighton and West Ham in expressing public opposition to the current “Project Restart” plan that would see all remaining games played at neutral stadiums.Purslow says “we have six home games left to play so any Villa fan would agree that giving up that advantage is a massive decision for somebody running Aston Villa and I certainly wouldn’t agree to that unless the circumstances are right.” The push to resume has faced a backlash. There have been at least 11 positive tests of players and staff since testing began last week and Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou was suspended after posting a video showing social distancing measures being flouted at the club.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: PSG makes a donation to Action Against Hunger Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Paris Saint-Germain has donated 100,000 euros ($108,000) to the Action Against Hunger charity amid the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press center_img The money provides charity workers helping those at risk with protective equipment such as surgical masks, goggles, gloves, gowns, gels and thermometers.The Parc des Princes has been operating as a support base for the charity in the Greater Paris region.PSG says club volunteers have helped charity staff “make, assemble and store hygiene kits and health equipment for those most at risk.” More than 2,000 people have benefited from hygiene and household kits.PSG president Nasser al-Khelaïfi says the charity’s “wide-ranging work in many fields is more essential than ever.”___ Villa is in next-from-last place in the Premier League and two points from safety with 10 games remaining.___German soccer could be cleared to resume when Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with the governors of the country’s 16 states.The dpa news agency reports that May 15 and 22 are being considered by the federal government as start dates for the Bundesliga.The league has introduced blanket coronavirus testing at clubs and is eager to finish the season by the end of June. That is when some player contracts expire. May 6, 2020last_img read more

Volleyball looks for first win of season against Gauchos

first_imgThe No. 15 men’s volleyball team continues MPSF play with their 2016 home opener against No. 9 UC Santa Barbara Thursday night.Off to their worst overall start since the team’s inaugural season in 1970 and their worst conference start since 2005, the Trojans (0-4, 0-2 MPSF) remain confident that they will break into the win column at home.“We have the pieces,” junior libero Vinnie Rios said. “We’re putting ourselves in position to win and if we’re able to stay mindful of the opportunities we have, we’ll start getting ’em for sure.”Staying mindful has certainly been the theme of the week. After Tuesday’s practice, head coach Jeff Nygaard said, “We need to focus on what we’re doing on our side of the net [and] being way more mindful of how we’re approaching the game.”Meanwhile, the Trojans prepare for a hard-serving Gauchos opponent (5-2, 1-1 MPSF) averaging 1.88 aces/set. Star senior, two-time First-Team All-American setter Jonah Seif has come out firing again this year with career highs in kills/set (.73), hitting percentage (.581), and serving-aces/set (.62). In preparation, the Trojans have worked hard on digging ability against a “revved-up” serving machine, as Nygaard called it.“We’re facing some guys with live arms,” Nygaard said. “And if we don’t see [the speed] consistently, we’re never gonna catch up to it.”To win on Thursday night, the Trojans are going to need their key players to have big games. Look for senior middle blocker Tommy Leonard, starting in place of injured Preseason Second-Team All-American Andy Benesh (back), to build off of two solid performances last week in which he averaged 7 kills, 4.5 blocks and a .348 hitting average. Also keep an eye open for the Yoder tandem. Sophomore setter Jack leads the team with 103 assists, 44 of which have gone to his cousin, junior outside hitter, Lucas.In the uber-competitive MPSF where any team can win on any given night, Jack Yoder says the difference maker is “the amount of energy we bring on [Thursday] night.”He adds that the team will “absolutely feed off the energy of the home crowd, the band especially,” to give them a necessary boost into the winning column.The Trojans carry over a six-game home winning streak from last season into Thursday night’s home opener versus the Gauchos, and despite the slow start, Trojan Nation remains completely optimistic. After all, the team remains nationally ranked and gained invaluable experience on the road versus four vicious opponents (No. 10 Penn St., No. 7 Ohio St., No. 12 CSUN, No. 2 Long Beach St.).As Rios puts it, Thursday night is a chance for the maturing Trojans to “show fans what we’re really capable of, and getting a win is the best way to show ’em we’re still here to compete and looking for that national championship at the end of the year.”last_img read more

How Syracuse will decide on Eric Dungey’s replacement, if need be

first_imgZack Mahoney led Syracuse to a game-winning touchdown against Central Michigan, but that doesn’t mean he’s locked in as the starting quarterback if freshman Eric Dungey misses the Orange’s next game.Dungey left SU’s (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) 30-27 win over the Chippewas (1-2) with 9:20 left in the second quarter. He was leveled by a helmet-to-helmet hit that triggered an ejection for CMU defensive lineman Mitch Stanitzek. SU head coach Scott Shafer said Dungey has as an “upper-body” injury and his status for the Orange’s Week 4 game against No. 13 Louisiana State is unknown.If he is unable to suit up when the Tigers visit the Carrier Dome at noon on Saturday, SU will either roll out the sophomore walk-on Mahoney or sophomore Austin Wilson. In either case, a new starting quarterback would be Syracuse’s third in four weeks after Terrel Hunt suffered a season-ending Achilles injury 7:27 into Week 1.After the win over the Chippewas, SU offensive coordinator Tim Lester expressed a lot of confidence in Mahoney before saying Dungey’s possible replacement will be decided during the week.“Probably by Monday night we’ll have a pretty good plan of what the (offensive game) plan is,” Lester said. “Then we’ll see how they go out there on Tuesday to see if one’s playing better than the other.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNeither Wilson nor Mahoney had the chance to give a telling statistical sample size, good or bad, against the Chippewas. Wilson finished 4-of-7 for 49 yards, a touchdown and an interception, the highlight of his day coming on a 7-yard fade pass that found Jamal Custis in the back-left corner of the end zone. Mahoney went 4-for-4 for 19 yards, his shining moment being a 3rd-and-5 conversion in overtime that led to a 4-yard option pitch to Jordan Fredericks for the win.What is apparent is that Mahoney is more equipped to run the triple option Lester was regularly calling before Dungey exited. Lester said Mahoney doesn’t really have a hole in his game and that he just needs to keep getting reps to improve. Wilson has been complimented for his strong arm in the past, but Lester said he didn’t put him in “too many tough situations where he had to run with his feet.”How Syracuse separates the two will in part be dictated by the game plan for LSU. Lester said the coaches will watch and grade the game on Sunday, then spend all Monday — an off day for the players — solidifying the Week 4 scheme.That will be just in time for Tuesday’s practice, where Mahoney and Wilson will vie to be the next quarterback up should the Orange need one.“It’ll be interesting to see what we do. We have to put a plan together, see if it fits one better and then see how they do during the week,” Lester said. “So we’ll have to figure that out.”Long not in the pictureWhen Hunt went down with a fractured fibula against Louisville last year, Syracuse tried out Wilson and then-freshman AJ Long against No. 1 Florida State.Long became the starter for the rest of the season — finishing with 935 yards, four touchdowns, eight interceptions and two rushing touchdowns — but Lester said Long is not currently in the mix at quarterback, even if Dungey misses time moving forward.“He’s doing a good job, he’s getting better. He’s still not throwing the ball great yet, not consistently enough,” Lester said. “… You have to be able to throw the ball down the field. And he’s struggling there right now, he’s frustrated, he’s working on it though.”Lester said Long’s development was slowed by an injury to his throwing hand, which kept him out of parts of training camp. Lester added that Long is frequently in Lester’s office and is working on “getting back to where he was.”“He was getting better and then the hand, that was a big setback,” Lester said. “I just can’t, until I know he can make all the throws, I don’t want to put him out there where he’s too limited to go out there and play.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 20, 2015 at 11:28 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

TIU reveals a total of 21 alerts in the first quarter of 2019

first_img Submit Share TIU denies two requests to lift provisional suspensions July 27, 2020 Related Articles Victoria Police charges two following tennis corruption investigation June 29, 2020 GVC Foundation backs Eastern European Championship tennis appeal June 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Share The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has revealed that for the first quarter of 2019 a total of 21 match alerts were reported over potential threats to integrity. Of the alerts, 20 were related to matches played on the ATP Challenger and ITF World Tennis Tour (WTT) circuits, with the other coming from the WTA Tour. It’s a figure that represents the lowest for any quarterly period since 2015, the first year for which data was made publicly available.The alerts led to various suspensions, including that of 28-year old Chilean player Cristobal Saavedra-Corvalan in January, the 663rd ranked player received a suspension for two and a half years and a fine of $8,000 after being found guilty of failing to co-operate with a TIU investigation.A further four individuals received  sanctions in the opening quarter of 2019, as the TIU deepened its commitment to a zero-tolerance policy on corruption in the sport, these include: Emmanuel Ikakah, Adimabua Iyorovbe, Mauricio Alvarez-Guzman and David Norfeldt. The first quarter of 2019 also saw the TIU strengthen its corporate team with the appointment of Former Sport England CEO Jennie Price as its independent Chair of the Tennis Integrity Unit Supervisory Board in early February 2019. As well as this, the TIU added to its investigative resource with the appointment of former law enforcement officer Mark Fletcher. Mark joined the unit in February after a 27-year career as a detective with the Metropolitan Police in London. His service included 14 years as an officer in the Flying Squad, a division responsible for tackling serious organised crime. He becomes the eighth member of the TIU’s dedicated investigative team and 17th member of staff overall.last_img read more

Etihad Stadium to unveil new smartphone app, Wi-Fi system

first_imgA new smartphone app headlining a range of technology initiatives is set to be unveiled by Etihad Stadium on Thursday.The Docklands venue will also showcase its new free Wi-Fi network as it seeks to become a leader in football’s fan experience race.Like the MCG, Etihad will make use of lighting to improve spectator experience, with the AFL helping to deliver new LED lighting ribbons on levels one and two, which will be controlled by the league.The lights were demonstrated to the venue’s five partner clubs on Wednesday, with team-themed lighting set to be prominent. About 1600 television monitors have also been installed around the ground, with clubs able to use the screens to display promotional material.The initiatives follow eight months of planning, which included a series of fact-finding ventures to the US.Etihad chief executive Paul Sergeant and the league’s clubs and AFL operations boss, Travis Auld, will both be on hand for the announcement. The moves are the latest in a range of steps taken by the league and stadia aimed at improving flagging crowds in Victoria during the 2014 season.These include kick-to-kick after games at the MCG on Sundays, curtain-raisers before selected matches at Etihad (and possibly the MCG) and cheaper food. The MCG slashed food prices to levels not seen for a decade, with Etihad set to release its new prices before round one. Etihad has already announced that fans will be allowed to bring commercially purchased food into the ground, which has not been the case in previous seasons.Meanwhile, the AFL announced on Wednesday that it will be trialling certain in-game features during this weekend’s five NAB Challenge games at Docklands.Highlights include a 15-second basketball-style countdown clock to be displayed on the scoreboards while players take set shots and a reconfiguring of the roof for day games to help with glare.There will also be a countdown clock on the scoreboard marking time until the start of the next quarter, while the PA system will be used to relay umpiring and score review explanations.last_img read more