China plans to boost use of LNG as marine fuel

first_imgLNG World News Staff Chinese Ministry of Transport issued a call to the relevant authorities and Chinese companies to pitch in opinions on its plan to boost the use of liquefied natural gas as marine fuel. In its notice, the ministry is seeking comments on the plan to be submitted by August 20.Under the plan, the ministry aims to have the standard specification for LNG as fuel in marine transport ready by 2020, with the bunkering network to be formed and built. By 2025, the ministry aims to have a comprehensive system for application of LNG as marine fuel, as well as a fully functional LNG transportation system along its inland waterways.It also aims to fully build out the LNG bunkering network adjusting the national energy structure as well as water transportation structure.The ministry adds that the proportion of LNG as fuel has significantly increased, reaching 15 percent in newly-built vessels. In China the use of LNG as a marine fuel in the inland waters of the Yangtze river delta, Pearl river delta, Yangtze river trunk line, Xijiang shipping trunk line and Beijing-Hangzhou Canal is at 10 percent.The proportion of LNG used in new and key areas such as Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and the surrounding areas, such as the Yangtze river delta, is closing to 50 percent.The ministry’s notice unveils plans to advance the development of LNG bunkering stations and inland LNG terminals in the specific sites of the Bohai area.The plan also includes the promotion of LNG use as fuel for port vehicles and vessels in key ports.last_img read more

La Liga: Spanish capital prepares for Real Madrid title parade

first_imgReal Madrid will be unable to hold their normal celebration parades for titles due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Spanish capital is evaluating viable alternative plans. Los Blancos typically celebrate winning major titles at the Plaza de Cibeles in the city – the location of the Cibeles Fountain – with tens of thousands of fans usually gathering to cheer on the squad parading the triumphs. Madrid are set to be crowned Spanish champions for the first time since 2017 and for only the second occasion since 2012, but their celebrations will not be normal. As outlined by Cadena Cope, there will be no mass gathering of fans sanctioned by local authorities although the Madrid council are seeking ways for alternative celebrations to take place. The city’s mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida is cited as saying: “It could be arranged with a mandatory mask and with a very limited capacity.Advertisement “We are going to demand that a mask be worn, no one will be able to access it without a mask, and we will draw a very limited perimeter so that it is not will not be possible for people to crowd the fences. Read Also:Eden Hazard struggles to bounce back at Real Madrid “The best thing is for fans to take to their balconies.” Madrid are currently four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga and if they defeat Villarreal on Thursday, they will be crowned champions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVlast_img read more

16 years after national title win with Syracuse, Gerry McNamara can still shoot

first_imgFeldman, a senior walk-on guard, usually covers McNamara. His scouting report: If he takes away McNamara’s 3-point shot, he’ll blow right by. If he gives him a foot of separation, he’ll knock down the shot. His game is rooted in a consistent jumper, which sets up his drives and dishes.“He’ll tell you he’s not as quick as he used to be,” Feldman said. “If you leave him for a second, though, it’s money.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 7, 2019 at 5:27 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Freshman guard Buddy Boeheim said it’s not unusual to see McNamara shoot alone inside SU’s practice facility. Sometimes, he’ll shoot 300 or more 3-pointers — just like his playing days when his play drew busloads of people from his Scranton, Pennsylvania, hometown to watch.“He can go for hours,” Buddy said. “If he shoots below 85 percent from 3, he’ll reset the gun so nobody sees he shot below 90 percent.” Comments As he spotted up on the perimeter, Gerry McNamara went to work. Basketballs from a shooting machine known as the “gun” were fed to him, one pass after the other. From the corner, wings and top of the key, he put on a shooting clinic in the Carmelo K. Anthony Center, taking about 100 consecutive 3-pointers in under 10 minutes. He missed only nine.Former Syracuse women’s star Brittney Sykes, now a guard for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, happened to look over at the court when McNamara began. “It was mind-boggling,” Sykes recalled.“I was like, ‘Dammit, G-Mac,’” Sykes said. “You hear about the player he was, and I knew he could shoot it, but I was a little kid then. Now I saw it. Like wow. This is real.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerAdvertisementThis is placeholder textMcNamara is one of the greatest shooters in Syracuse history, drilling six 3-pointers in the 2003 national championship game as a 35.4% shooter from deep. This spring, he completed his eighth season as an SU assistant coach. He’s known as a skilled recruiter and quality player-development coach, especially for guards.His college career ended 13 years ago, and the 35-year-old is now a father of four. Yet, McNamara shoots on his own and dominates pickup games in the Melo Center and on the Carrier Dome floor before home games — 16 years after leading the Orange to a national title. Multiple Syracuse players said he rarely misses shots and he barely gets tired.“That’s what I do,” McNamara said. “I just love to play basketball. Nowadays, I have a lot of issues with my left ankle, so anytime I get a chance to play against the boys, it’s a lot of fun. That’s how I prefer to do most of my exercise.” “(McNamara) gets about nine points per game,” Paul said about McNamara’s pick-up play. “He lays back on defense. He’ll just be messing around with the ball and start hitting shots from 38 feet in practice. He’s a robot.” Before SU home games, select off days and during the offseason, McNamara teams up with four student managers. They play full-court, five-on-five against SU walk-ons, including Shaun Belbey, Brendan Paul and Ky Feldman. McNamara is unanimously regarded as the best player in those games.Even scholarship players have taken note. Multiple players said he could still hold his own in a Division I basketball game. Senior point guard Frank Howard said he’s not once seen McNamara shoot under 90 percent from 3-point range. Elijah Hughes called McNamara “unbelievable.” Said walk-on Antonio Balandi: “Very surreal.”His step-back jumper creates separation. McNamara can launch from well past the 3-point line. He can dribble through the legs and behind the back, over and over.Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorIn November, during a pickup game at the Carrier Dome, McNamara dribbled up the right side of the court and knocked down a deep 3. On his next possession, he lost the ball on a crossover and his opponent scored to win the game. He slammed a chair in frustration — his dogged competitive nature several players said hasn’t faded since his playing days.last_img read more