Construction Begins on K Line’s LNG-Powered Car Carrier

first_imgJapanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding has started construction works on an LNG-powered car carrier for compatriot shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line).The works started after K Line placed an order for the ship in December 2018.Imabari is scheduled to deliver the 199.9-meter newbuild in the fall of 2020.According to K Line, the yet-to-be-named 73,800 ton ship will have a capacity to carry 2,020 vehicles and will sail under the flag of Japan.K Line said the decision to build a LNG-fueled car carrier was part of the company’s long-term environmental management vision called the “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050 “Securing the Blue Seas for Tomorrow.”The company started introducing environmentally-friendly vessel into its fleet with the 2016 launch of Drive Green Highway, a car carrier equipped with energy-saving technologies and SOx scrubbers.last_img read more

Keane excited by future

first_imgRobbie Keane will head off on his end-of-season break excited at what lies ahead for Ireland. The LA Galaxy striker’s domestic campaign drew to a close before he met up with the national squad for their friendlies against Latvia and Poland with new management duo Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane launching a new era in Irish football. While most of his team-mates roll up their sleeves for a return to action in English club football, frontman Keane will enjoy a well-earned rest. However, he is already anticipating the start of the qualifying campaign for Euro 2016 in September next year and the prospect of Ireland once again mounting a challenge. The 33-year-old said: “Listen, we have a manager who is very enthusiastic about what he does. He has always produced where he has been, so I think everyone is excited. “It’s certainly been good. It was good to play at home and get the fans back on our side, if you like. “The two of them, Martin and Roy, coming in certainly did that and then to play away from home against a team that is getting stronger and stronger, it was a good test. “It was good for him (O’Neill) to see all the players and different players who they probably haven’t seen close up, so I think it’s something he certainly enjoyed, anyway. “He mentioned after he had really enjoyed it.” The younger Keane was a bystander at the INEA Stadium in Poznan on Tuesday evening as a much-changed Ireland side battled its way to a 0-0 draw with the Poles to add to their 3-0 victory over the Latvians at the Aviva Stadium. He did not play because of a long-standing Achilles problem, the extent of which he hopes to discover on Tuesday next week when he sees a specialist. Robbie Keane, much to his manager’s admiration, delayed the consultation in order to make the trip to Poland, and he is bracing himself for the possibility of surgery. Asked what his plans are for the next few weeks, he said: “Just rest, and see the specialist and see what he has to say, whether I have to have an operation or whatever he says. “But I won’t know until I see him on Tuesday.” The striker, who scored his 62nd senior international goal and won his 131st cap against Latvia, watched the entire game in Poznan from the bench and admitted it had given him a different perspective, one which may come in handy once his playing days are over as he looks towards a career in coaching. He said: “It’s different. It’s always nice to see it from a different perspective and see how the game goes. “But like anybody, you want to be playing and I’m exactly the same. But it was good to see, it was good to see the lads playing and good to get a few tips for a good few years down the line. “The pitch wasn’t the best for both teams, it was quite bobbly but all in all, it was a decent performance. Everybody worked hard and these are the games you want to be beaten in, so a draw was probably a fair result.” Robbie Keane will hope to be back on the pitch when Serbia visit Dublin in March, and his long-term strike-partner under former boss Giovanni Trapattoni, Kevin Doyle, is eager to join him once again. Doyle slipped down – and ultimately out of – the pecking order as club Wolves dropped out of the Barclays Premier League and in short order, into Sky Bet League One. However, he was recalled last month by interim boss Noel King, who also selected the current squad on O’Neill’s behalf, and is relishing the chance to prove himself at international level once again while helping to spearhead a promotion push at Molineux. Doyle said: “We (Wolves) have started very well this season and are top of the league from the weekend. “Next season when the qualifiers start again, it’s another new year and hopefully if things go well, we will be in another division.” Doyle will hope to impress O’Neill and number two Roy Keane from a distance before next March’s friendly against Serbia to experience once again the buzz that their arrival has created. He said: “It’s been very enjoyable – not that it wasn’t enjoyable before. It’s just a new manager and new ideas, a new voice to listen to. “Obviously everyone is very keen to listen and try to impress and both of them being heroes of all of us, probably, over the years, makes it that bit more special, I suppose.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Pearson’s Leicester controversies

first_img Verbal confrontation with a fan Pearson was fined £10,000 and handed a one-match touchline ban after after arguing with a fan during the club’s loss to Liverpool in December. The Football Association found Pearson guilty of using ”abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator”. He refused to apologise despite calls from the Leicester City Supporters’ Club to say sorry. He said after the incident: ”I’ve had run-ins with fans in the past and in the heat of the moment these things happen. ”I’m not going to repeat what happened on either side. I’m very keen to protect myself and my players. I’m more than happy to stand up for myself in that situation. ”If people were offended then that is regrettable. But there is no need to apologise to somebody of that ilk.” Altercation with James McArthur Pearson was involved in a bizarre altercation with former transfer target James McArthur during his side’s 1-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace in February. Press Association Nigel Pearson has been sacked as manager of Leicester with the club saying “fundamental differences in perspective exist between us”. Pearson was initially bowled over on the touchline by McArthur after a tackle by Marc Albrighton, resulting in what was initially a friendly exchange between the Foxes boss and Palace midfielder. Pearson even playfully grabbed McArthur around the throat before helping him to his feet, only to then prevent him from returning to the pitch by grabbing hold of his shirt. Asked why he refused to let go of McArthur, Pearson replied: ”Because he said something to me.” Asked to elaborate, Pearson added: ”I don’t have to reveal anything do I? I’m more than capable of looking after myself.” Angered by Match of the Day comments Pearson hit out at Match of the Day pundits for making a ”mountain out of a molehill” following his clash with McArthur. Pearson thought the way it was covered by Gary Lineker, Danny Murphy and Jermaine Jenas was unfair. He said: ”It’s not helpful when the three fountains of knowledge on Match of the Day make a mountain out molehill, there’s nothing in that on Saturday. The lad’s okay and it was very light hearted. ”How it was reported was totally inaccurate. Our owners are fine, as they were with the incident with the fan. You’re looking for news which is not there.” Lineker responded by tweeting: ”Ah Nigel Pearson is blaming MOTD for making a mountain out of a molehill. We’d best be careful in future, the fella can look after himself.” Argument with journalist Following Leicester’s 0-0 draw with Hull, Pearson was riled when a reporter asked him whether his team were “waxing” or “waning” in the relegation run-in. “I don’t have to use that sort of analogy,” he responded. “We are in the same position. We’ve got ten games left, six games at home, and our home form has to be drastically improved for us to give ourselves the best chance. That’s it. “You got any more questions you want to ask? Obviously not.” Pearson can then clearly be heard saying: “‘Waxing or waning?’, f****** hell. My a***,” before getting up and appearing to utter the word: “P****.” ‘Ostrichgate’ Pearson launched into a bizarre rant against another journalist – calling him an ostrich – after Leicester’s 3-1 defeat to Chelsea. The Foxes chief took exception to being asked what criticism of his players had upset him over the season after hinting he thought they had been unfairly treated. Pearson said: “Have you been on holiday for six months? Have you been away for six months? “I think you must have been either ‘head in the clouds’ or away on holiday or reporting on a different team because if you don’t know the answer to that question your question is absolutely unbelievable, the fact you do not understand where I am coming from. “If you don’t know the answer to that question then I think you are an ostrich. Your head must be in the sand. Is your head in the sand? Are you flexible enough to get your head in the sand? My suspicion would be no.” Pearson was forced to deny accusations that he was a bully and apologised for the incident. Son sacked Pearson’s son James was sacked alongside fellow Foxes players Tom Hopper and Adam Smith for their part in a sexually-explicit video during which racist language was used. James Pearson and his two team-mates appeared together in a leaked video from the club’s end-of-season ‘goodwill tour’ of Thailand, during which a variety of crude remarks were made including one of two Thai women being called a “slit-eye”. After an internal investigation Leicester, whose owners Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha are from Thailand, terminated the trio’s contracts. The three players released a statement offering “sincere apologies to the women involved in the incident, to the club and its owners, to the club’s fans and to their families”. The 51-year-old guided the Foxes to safety with seven wins from the last nine games in the Barclays Premier League but was often a controversial figure, having arguments with supporters and journalists alike throughout the course of the season. Here, Press Association Sport looks at Pearson’s biggest controversies of the 2014/15 campaign. last_img read more

CAF Champions League: Bashir Hayford optimistic about Ashgold qualification to next round

first_imgAshantigold coach Bashir Hayford is upbeat about his side’s chances of qualifying to the next round of the CAF Champions League despite a slim 1-0 victory over Algerian side MO Bejaia.The Miners, who took the lead on the hour mark through Joshua Tijani, were guilty of squandering many chances in a game to give them a comfortable lead heading to Algeria.Despite playing with a numerical advantage in the latter stages of the second half, the Miners failed to extend their lead which leaves the return leg wide open.However, Hayford believes his side can put up a good display in a fortnight’s time and scale the Algerian hurdle.“Man proposes and God disposes,” Hayford told Joy Sports.“We thought we could score more than two but we scored only one. We don’t have a problem at all.” “It’s a victory. So we have to prepare well and go there. Once they have come here and played for ninety minutes we will also go there and play for ninety minutes.”“At the end of ninety minutes you’ll also hear the scoreline,” he added.“The boys will not go there and chook themselves. They will go and prepare very well.”Prior to the return leg, the Miners will play Medeama in the opening fixture of the Ghana Premier League in Obuasi. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Four Sumner County teams in preseason Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll

first_img6A Girls1 – Wichita South2 – Maize3 – Olathe South4 – Shawnee Mission NW5 – Manhattan6 – Blue Valley North7 – Washburn Rural8 – Garden City9 – Olathe East10 – Free State 5A Girls1.  Leavenworth2. Aquinas3. Kapaun4. Andover5. St. James6. Seaman7. Carroll8. Newton9. Andover Central10. Salina Central4A D1-GirlsBishop MiegePaolaTopeka HaydenOttawaWamegoKC PiperLouisburgBonnor SpringsLabette CoMcPherson 4A D2-GirlsHugotonColumbusClay CenterPrattHolcombGirardHoltonConcordiaBaldwinRoyal Valley3A Girls1.  Hesston2.  Lyons3.  Cimarron4.  Nemaha Central5.  Riley County6.  Sterling7.  Douglas8.  Garden Plain9.  Council Grove10. Caney Valley Follow us on Twitter. 2A Girls1.  Central Plains2.  Washington County3.  Olpe4.  Moundridge5.  Meade6.  Ellis7.   Ell Saline8.  Wabaunsee9.  Smith Center10.   Jeff Co North1A-Div 1-Girls1.Hoxie2. Valley Heights3. Thunder Ridge4. Waverly5. Centralia6. St. Paul7. South Haven8. Hanover9. Immaculata10. Goessel 1A-Div 2- Girls1.    Golden Plains2.    Bucklin3.    Argonia4.    Attica5.    South Barber6.    Ingalls7.    Triplains8.    Moscow9.    Wallace County10.    CunninghamBoys rankings: 6A Boys1) Lawrence2) Wichita East3) Blue Valley North4) Olathe East5) SM East6) Derby7) Olathe North8) Wichita Southeast9) BV Northwest10) SM West 5A Boys Wichita Hts.Topeka Highland ParkSt. Thomas AquinasKC WashingtonBishop CarrollMaize SouthShawnee HeightsBlue Valley SouthwestKapaun Mt. CarmelSalina Central4A-Div 1-Boys1. Eudora2. Miege3. Hays4. McPherson5. Hayden6. Paola7. Andale8. Independence9. Ottawa10. Abilene4A-Div 2-Boys1 Holcomb2 Concordia3 Girard4 Holton5 Rock Creek6 Pratt7 Hugoton8 TMP9. Osawatomie10. Wichita Trinity3A Boys1. Hesston2. Wichita Collegiate3. Beloit4. Scott City5. Rock Creek6. Nemaha Central7. Riverton8. Cheney9. Eureka10. Council Grove2A Boys1. St. John2. Central Plains3. Speaville4. Olpe5. Pitt-St. Mary’s Colgan6. West Elk7. Bishop Seabury8. Washington County9. Oxford10. South Gray1A-Div 1-BoysHanoverHoxieOtis-BisonCentraliaValley HeightsStocktonChetopaVictoriaOsborneQuinter 1A-Div 2-BoysBeloit-St.John’s-TiptonWallace CountyAtticaSouth BarberCentral ChristianPike ValleyCaldwellNorthern ValleyAshlandAxtellcenter_img Sumner Newscow report — The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association preseason rankings were released today.  South Haven girls are ranked No. 7 in Class 1A – Division 1 and the Argonia girls are ranked No. 3 in Class 1A – Div. II. Oxford boys are ranked No. 9 in Class 2A.  Caldwell is ranked No.  in Class 1A- Division II boys. The rankings are as follows:Girls rankings Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more