GMS: Pakistani Scrapyards Ready to Reopen to Tankers

first_imgPakistan’s shipbreaking yards seem to have reached an end of a near 18-month saga as they are ready to reopen their doors to tankers, according to a report from GMS, a cash buyer of ships for recycling.The country’s provincial government signed off and consented to the lifting of restrictions on import of tankers imposed in February 2017, in the aftermath of two major incidents in Gadani shipbreaking yards.GMS said that the final two signatures required for the Pakistani market to reopen for tankers were delivered last week. Other than the issuance of No Objection Certificates (NOC), expected early this week, “nearly everything is in place for wet units to start arriving to Gadani yards.”Tankers will have to be totally gas free for hot works clean, with all cargo residues, slops and sludges completely cleaned from all cargo and slop tanks, similar to the Indian and Bangladeshi guidelines. Hot works certificates issued at the last port of call, rather than the more stringent local explosives inspector demands in Alang and Chittagong, may allegedly be locally accepted.“What seems clear is that Pakistani levels will not immediately jump up to match cash buyer expectations and a fair degree of lowballing is likely to ensue as end buyers seek to acquire a bargain or two,” GMS said.“It may be a case of waiting to see who blinks first, as most cash buyers will certainly not offload tonnage at some of the below market rates emanating from Pakistan and will likely hold out, bearing in mind the recent slowdown of fresh market offerings.”Demolition of tankers and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers was banned at Pakistan’s Gadani shipbreaking yards following the incidents, caused by the absence of safety measures. These included an explosion on November 1, 2016, which killed at least 28 workers, and a fire on January 9, 2017, which took the lives of another 5 workers.last_img read more

Orlando hired as defensive coordinator

first_img“I really believe that in today’s game, creating negative yardage plays, attacking the quarterback, turnovers, all those things go into creating explosive plays on defense,” Orlando said. “We’ll see how much we can handle going into spring football, but expect us to really do two things: run and hit.” “When you’re looking at a job, the No. 1 thing is who you’re working for,” Orlando said in a video on USC Athletics’ Twitter. “The second part is, can you win a championship? And there’s no doubt in my mind that we will get that done. And then the third thing is whether or not you can sustain it through recruiting. And when you look at the great state of California and just look at Los Angeles itself, just the talent that’s in this area — we’ll be able to sustain championships.” “We are excited to have Todd join our Trojan football program,” Helton said in a press release. “He is an experienced and successful defensive coordinator who has made an impact everywhere he has coached. He brings a passion, energy, toughness and discipline to his coaching and those characteristics were evident in our discussions. His defensive system poses an extreme challenge to offenses.” Orlando was fired by Texas on Dec. 1 along with many other members of the Longhorns’ coaching staff. He accepted a job as Texas Tech’s assistant head coach and linebackers coach earlier this month before backing out to coach at USC. Orlando will inherit a USC defense that ranked 78th in the FBS in yards allowed per game this season with 408.7, just ahead of South Alabama and Liberty. Texas’ defense, however, ranked 97th in the same statistic with 431.5 yards allowed per game. Recently extended offensive coordinator Graham Harrell interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles for their offensive coordinator opening, but The Athletic reported Monday Harrell would stay in Los Angeles, so USC’s main coaching staff seems to be set for the 2020 season opener against Alabama in Arlington, Texas on Sep. 5. Before his three-year stint at Texas, Orlando was a defensive coordinator for Houston, Florida International, Utah State and Connecticut. At Texas, Orlando was able to help the Longhorns win three straight bowl games, including this year’s Alamo Bowl victory against Utah. Texas also competed in the Big 12 Championship game in 2018 but fell to Oklahoma and current Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.center_img Former Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando has been named the defensive coordinator at USC, head coach Clay Helton announced Friday. The move comes after Helton reportedly failed to lure Los Angeles Rams assistant head coach and linebackers coach Joe Barry to the position, according to ESPN. Barry, a former linebacker at USC in the early 1990s, was a graduate assistant for the Trojans from 1994-95 and returned to campus in 2010 as a linebackers coach under Lane Kiffin, the same year Helton was hired as a quarterbacks coach for the Trojans. Barry was presumed the favorite for the USC defensive coordinator job throughout the search until deciding to stay with the Rams. The news comes after USC’s Holiday Bowl loss to Iowa and an inconsistent USC defense led defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast to be relieved of his duties. Pendergast coached at USC for four seasons. “I had a chance to see the guys work out,” Orlando said. “Excited to get a chance to work with them, excited for them to get through my office so we can sit down, talk about things that are outside of football, embrace each other and get to work.” Todd Orlando was named USC’s defensive coordinator Friday. Orlando was fired from defensive coordinator at Texas on Dec. 1. (Photo via @UTLONGHORNSNO1 / Twitter)last_img read more

Newcastle ‘consider hiring Brendan Rodgers if they sack Rafa Benitez’

first_img Fans continue to back Benitez despite Newcastle’s on-pitch struggles Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City TOP WORK Rodgers completed a remarkable double treble last season latest The Magpies have netted just six goals in their eight matches so far, and they face a couple of relegation six-pointers when domestic action returns next week, with a trip to Southampton following the visit of Brighton to Tyneside.If Benitez cannot turn things around in the coming weeks and kick-start Newcastle’s season, the Mirror say he could find himself axed by United chiefs.And, according to the report, Celtic boss Rodgers is their number one target to replace Benitez. Most read in Premier League revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 tense 2 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion SORRY predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings huge blow 2 Newcastle United are reportedly keeping tabs on Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers as they consider the future of Rafa Benitez.Benitez, the Spaniard, is under intense pressure at St James’ Park on the back of Newcastle’s winless start to the season which leaves the club in the bottom three. Rodgers has a wealth of experience in England’s top flight, having managed both Swansea and Liverpool in the Premier League. His last match in the competition was a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby, played on October 4, 2015.The Northern Irishman was sacked from his position as manager of the Anfield club just one hour after the full-time whistle. Rodgers, like Benitez a former Liverpool manager, is himself under pressure at Parkhead with Celtic already losing twice this season to sit three points off top spot in the Scottish Premiership.However, the 45-year-old’s reputation in the game remains intact on the back of two successful seasons with the Hoops in which he has guided them to back-to-back trebles of Premiership, League Cup and Scottish Cup. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT changes Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update whoops Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? last_img read more