Author: Priyanka Ann Saini The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has injected another S$12 million to boost Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering in the Port of Singapore.Half of this S$12 million has been set aside to co-fund the building of new LNG bunker vessels (LBVs) to facilitate the development of ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore. The remaining half will be used to top up MPA’s existing co-funding programme to support the building of LNG-fuelled vessels. Launched in 2015, the initial funding for this programme has been fully utilised to support Keppel SMIT Towage Pte Ltd, Maju Maritime Pte Ltd, Harley Marine Asia Pte Ltd, Sinanju Tankers Pte Ltd, and most recently, PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd.Applications for the new fund for the building of LBVs are now open and MPA is inviting interested companies to tap on it to co-fund up to S$3 million per LBV. To apply, companies must be incorporated in Singapore, and the funded vessels must be registered with the Singapore Registry of Ships and licensed for bunkering activity in the Port of Singapore for a period of at least five years. Applicants must also submit their business plan for the proposed LBV, including working with MPA’s existing LNG bunker supply licensees, where applicable. Applications will close on 31 March 2018.Mr Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA, said, “With the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap on 1 January 2020, LNG is a viable and tested solution for shipowners. As the world’s largest bunkering hub, MPA will support future demand by promoting the development of ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore. This will provide the industry greater confidence in the availability of LNG supply across key shipping routes.”Sea News, December 14
Cobham Satcom’s Antenna System Approved for Use in Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Satellite NetworkCobham Satcom’s Antenna System Approved for Use in Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Satellite Network
Cobham SATCOM’s EXPLORER 8100GX, 1 metre antenna system has been approved to be used by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite network. Inmarsat Approval means that EXPLORER 8100GX is now ready to ensure high link availability and reliability for a variety of users in diverse sectors from broadcasting to defence. The terminal is available now with the first order being shipped this week.The EXPLORER 8100GX differs from other antennas with its ability to maintain a link to the Global Xpress network in most conditions, even during violent storms with winds up to 112 km/h. The durable design and the antenna’s unique Dynamic Pointing Correction (stabilisation) technology instantly reacts to any movement of the vehicle it is installed on. Usually, without stabilisation, this movement can severely degrade the connection or result in complete loss of link, but with the EXPLORER 8100GX, the user experiences continuous high-speed connectivity. Stabilisation is even more important on the High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Ka-band satellite networks such as Inmarsat Global Xpress and Telenor Thor 7, which require better pointing accuracy than Ku-band services to maintain a stable, high-bandwidth link to the satellite.Announced in September 2017, the new EXPLORER 8100GX expands Cobham SATCOM’s EXPLORER 8000 series, which already includes 1 and 1.2 meter antennas for global Ku-band satellite services and Eutelsat’s Ka-band NewsSpotter service. Without the GX Core Module, the EXPLORER 8100GX system can be used as a generic 5W BUC Ka-band antenna Type Approved for the Telenor Thor 7 network. Understanding the need for flexibility and modularity in its portfolio, Cobham SATCOM also offers field conversion kits, allowing EXPLORER 8000 series antennas to be converted from Ku-band to Ka-band and to GX.In addition to unparalleled Comms-On-The-Pause performance enabled by integral durability and ruggedness, and the inclusion of Dynamic Pointing Correction technology, the EXPLORER 8000 series also delivers further benefits. The industry-leading fast satellite acquisition with initial pointing achieved in less than four minutes, getting it connected to a quick and easy satellite process. EXPLORER 8100GX was added to the EXPLORER 8000 series to meet specific demand in the market from users looking for the highest reliability possible on Global Xpress.
Dengan Infrastruktur Baru, Bandara Silangit Kini Siap Terima Penumpang InternasionalDengan Infrastruktur Baru, Bandara Silangit Kini Siap Terima Penumpang Internasional
“Terkait dengan pengembangan, kami sampaikan bahwa pengembangan bandara Silangit tidak berhenti sampai disini. AP II akan melanjutkan pengembangan hingga kuartal I/2018 dimana pada saat itu, terminal penumpang diperluas menjadi 3054 m2 dan dilengkapi dengan VIP lounge serta dapat menampung sebanyak satu juta pergerakan penumpang setiap tahunnya. Sejalan dengan pengembangan bandara ini, AP II juga secara aktif mengajak maskapai bekerjasama untuk membuka lebih banyak lagi rute domestik dan internasional di bandara ini,” jelas Direktur Utama AP II Muhammad Awaluddin yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com melalui siaran pers (15/10/2017).Sejak AP II mengelola Bandara Silangit, pengembangan terus dilakukan secara berkelanjutan dan menyentuh seluruh aspek termasuk dalam peningkatan konektivitas melalui dibukanya rute langsung Jakarta – Silangit dan sebaliknya pada 23 Maret 2016 lalu.“Pengembangan yang dilakukan di Bandara Silangit merupakan wujud dari komitmen kami mendukung pemerintah dalam memperkenalkan kawasan Danau Toba sebagai destinasi wisata internasional,” kata Awaluddin.Seiring dengan pengembangan yang dilakukan dan dibuka penerbangan langsung Jakarta – Silangit maka jumlah penumpang pun meningkat. Pada Januari – September 2017 tercatat jumlah penumpang mencapai 193.390 penumpang atau meningkat signifikan 216 persen dibandingkan dengan periode yang sama tahun lalu. Hingga akhir 2017 diperkirakan jumlah penumpang dapat menyentuh angka sebanyak 250.000 penumpang, naik sekitar 60 persen dibandingkan dengan realisasi 2016 yakni 153.135 penumpang, didukung dengan pembukaan rute baru oleh Lion Air dan Citilink di mana rute-rute tersebut akan diumumkan dalam waktu dekat.Baca juga: Sumatera Utara Ternyata Punya 10 BandaraPada 15 Oktober lalu, Presiden Joko Widodo juga mengunjungi Bandara Silangit untuk melihat kesiapan untuk menjadi bandara internasional. Pada kunjungannya, Presiden Jokowi meminta untuk dilakukan peningkatan di sisi udara khusunya perpanjangan runway dari yang ada saat ini 2.650 meter menjadi 3.000 meter dan meminta dukungan Pemerintah Kabupaten Tapanuli Utara terkait dengan kesiapan lahan.“Kunjungan Presiden menunjukkan bahwa Bandara Silangit memiliki peran yang strategis khususnya dalam mendorong pertumbuhan pariwisata Danau Toba agar dapat menjadi destinasi wisata utama bagi para wisatawan mancanegara. Hal ini sekaligus menunjukkan komitmen pemerintah terhadap pengembangan infrastruktur di seluruh daerah untuk meningkatkan konektivitas transportasi udara,” tutur Awaluddin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta Menjadi Hub Kedua Terbesar di Asia Pasifik02/10/2018In “Bandara”Angkasa Pura II dan Telkomsel Hadirkan Airport ePayment10/11/2017In “Bandara”Sumatera Utara Ternyata Punya 10 Bandara09/08/2017In “Bandara” Kunjungan Presiden Joko Widodo ke bandara Silangit (Angkasa Pura II) Bandar udara Silangit di Sumatera Utara pada 28 Oktober mendatang akan resmi menyandang predikat sebagai bandara internasional dengan penerbangan perdana menuju Singapura. Dengan rute baru yang tak lama lagi akan digelar, PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) selalu otoritas pengelola Bandara Silangit sejak tahun 2016 silam memang telah melakukan pembagunan infrastruktur bandara secara bertahap.Baca juga: Bandara Silangit Terintegrasi Shuttle Bus Menuju Pulau SamosirWujudnya berupa pembangunan terminal baru seluas 2436 m2 dan siap dioperasikan pada bulan ini, fasilitas terminal anyar ini terdiri dari empat check in counter untuk keberangkatan internasional. Selain empat check in counter tersebut, saat ini juga sudah ada lima check ini counter untuk domestik, dua conveyor belt di area klaim bagasi, boarding lounge yang nyaman, area komersial dan lahan parkir yang luas.
Photo gallery: Airline vs. Captain Shreve lacrossePhoto gallery: Airline vs. Captain Shreve lacrosse
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AUBURN — The Tigers are headed to Tampa.No. 19 Auburn (8-4, 4-4 SEC) will play No. 18 Wisconsin (10-3, 7-1 Big Ten) in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1. Kickoff will be at 11 a.m. CT at Raymond James Stadium and the game will be televised on ESPN2.“We’re very excited about the opportunity to play at the Outback Bowl in Tampa against a very good Wisconsin team,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement. “Our players and coaches are looking forward to this opportunity. It should be a great week for our team and our fans.”It will be the third time Auburn and Wisconsin have met in a bowl game in the last 12 years, with the teams splitting the 2003 Music City Bowl (28-14 Auburn) and 2005 Capital One Citrus Bowl (24-10 Wisconsin). Auburn and Wisconsin are tied 1-1-1 in the all-time series.“We are thrilled to accept an invitation to play in the Outback Bowl against an outstanding Wisconsin team,” Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said in a statement. “This will be a great match-up for our team and a terrific bowl trip for the Auburn family. I look forward to joining all of our fans in Tampa for a great week.”The game will feature two of the best rushing attacks in the country as Wisconsin, led by the nation’s leading rusher and Heisman Trophy contender Melvin Gordon, ranks third nationally with 314 rushing yards per game and Auburn, led by the SEC’s leading rusher Cameron Artis-Payne, is 11th with 258.5 yards.The meeting of Gordon and Artis-Payne will be particularly compelling. Gordon leads the country with 2,336 yards and 26 touchdowns while Artis-Payne leads the SEC with 1,482 yards and 11 scores.Prior to the Iron Bowl, Artis-Payne said he wasn’t bothered by not garnering the national attention Gordon and fellow Big Ten backs Telvin Coleman and Ameer Abdullah received this season. The trio are all finalists for the Doak Walker award as the nation’s top running back.The Badgers are coming off a 59-0 loss to No. 4 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game.“It’s a tremendous honor to be selected to play in the Outback Bowl and a great reward for our players and the terrific season they have had,” Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen said in a statement. “Tampa is a great destination for our team and fans and Auburn is a very quality opponent from a great conference. We are looking forward to the matchup.”Auburn is 22-14-2 all-time in bowl games, including 2-1 in the Outback/Hall of Fame Bowl, last defeating Northwestern 38-35 in overtime in the 2010 game.ESPN’s Brett McMurphy was the first to report the matchup.
Share this post 0 Forums Home Sports Logos We [are all] some A-T-L Thrashers 805 Posted December 21, 2013 399 Denver Bears/Chicago Cubs uniform question Location:Boston, MA Denver Bears/Chicago Cubs uniform question Hat Boy 2,396 posts Share this post 139 Followers 1 139 7,233 posts CubsFanBudMan Posted December 21, 2013 omnibus 567 0 Forums Home Share on other sites Hat Boy 139 Location:Burnsville, MN This topic is now closed to further replies. Sports Logo News What’s the bear doing to the bat?That’s the same thing I thought when I first saw that logo. Eye Share on other sites 5,241 posts Go To Topic Listing Posted December 21, 2013 SportsLogos.Net Link to post Members Eye Not exactly, but in 1909, the Cubs used a smaller bear inside the “C” at home and the city down the front on the road.Close up of the bear logo Recommended Posts 61 Members TruColor Sign in to follow this sportstar1212 447 8,272 posts All Activity Share this post What’s the bear doing to the bat? Share on other sites Link to post Is that brown and red? Never realized they used that before.And in 1908, even. Makes my suggestion that they switch to it not so bad, I guess. There’s precedent. A championship one at that. Huh. Sports Logo News Posted December 22, 2013 Came accross this photo of the 1911 Denver Bears…didn’t the Cubs wear similiar uniforms? Link to post Share on other sites Link to post 567 0 Share on other sites 7 14,762 posts Posted December 21, 2013 0 0 Share this post Members 7 CubsFanBudMan Posted December 24, 2013 593 posts 567 Members Share on other sites Here the various versions according to the newly-released Cooperstown Collection – all are RGB-optimized:Home uniforms – 1908-1910:Road uniforms – 1908:Home uniforms – 1911-1912:Road uniforms – 1909-1910:Road uniforms – 1911-1912: By roxfan00, December 21, 2013 in Sports Logo News 0 447 399 447 Link to post 805 Members Share this post Members Posted December 23, 2013 7 Sign in to follow this 2,392 posts Followers 1 Denver Bears/Chicago Cubs uniform question sportstar1212 805 399 All Activity Member No. 14 Members roxfan00 roxfan00 Sports Logos Link to post Share this post What is this new Cooperstown collection you speak of, and more importantly where did you find those beautiful logos? Merry Christmas indeed! SportsLogos.Net Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE TruColor Share on other sites Link to post Location:Colorado Share this post 0 omnibus 61 61
Titans TT Club Summer Jam TT tournament serves off tomorrowTitans TT Club Summer Jam TT tournament serves off tomorrow
The Titans Table Tennis Club will serve off their third Table Tennis tournament for the year this weekend (September 8-9). The tournament, which is dubbed ‘Slammer Jammer’, will be held at the Marian Academy auditorium from 9:00am on both days. President of the Club, Dwain Dick, who spoke to Stabroek Sport on the heels of the tournament, explained that the tournament gives coaches the opportunity to assess the growth of their players. “Our tournaments are used to measure the development of our players, it gives the coaches an opportunity to show their work, also gives the players an opportunity to showcase their talent and keep them motivated and competitive,” Dick explained. Some of the country’s top junior players are expected to display their talents, including those who recently returned home from participating in the Caribbean Cadet and Pre-cadet tournament. Those youngsters will compete in the boys and girls Under 11,13,15,18 categories. There is also a ‘B’ Class open category. According to Dick, a few ‘mouth-watering’ matches are on the cards which include the matchup between Kaysan Ninvalle and Jonathan Van Lange, who last week teamed up and captured a silver medal for Guyana in the Caribbean games in the boys under – 13 doubles. This weekend, however, they will be on different sides of the table and should continue their exciting rivalry which will present a treat to watch. The under 18 boys contest will present another hot toss up with Nickolas Romain, the 2018 Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) National under – 18 champion. He is expected to face stiff opposition from Miguel Wong and Jamal Nicholas. Meanwhile, Navaeh Clarkston and Thuraia Thomas will also renew their rivalry in both the girls under 15 and 18 categories.Patrons on Saturday will witness the under – nine and 11 finals with Jasmine Billingy and Malachi Moore, the hot favourites to take top honours in the under – 9 category while Colin Wong and Dhanesh Persaud are on the cards to trade serves in the boys under – 11 final where trophies and medals will be handed out to the winners. A registration fee of $300 will be required to enter the junior categories, while $500 will be needed to compete in the ‘B’ Class open.
Bangladesh loses Imrul for crucial Windies second TestBangladesh loses Imrul for crucial Windies second Test
DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Bangladesh have made a forced change to their squad for the second Test against West Indies starting here tomorrow, after opener Imrul Kayes was ruled out with injury. In the 13-man squad announced Tuesday, all-rounder Ariful Haque was the only new face from the side which trounced West Indies by 64 runs in the opening Test Chittagong last weekend.However, Shadman Islam, a 23-year-old left-hander who was already in the squad, is likely to step in for his Test debut and partner the inexperienced Soumya Sarkar at the top of the order.“Imrul Kayes is having pain on his shoulder and that is the reason we opted to rest him,’’ said chief selector Minhajul Abedin. “We are looking forward to see how Shadman responds to the international cricket. He has been scoring runs quite consistently in the domestic tournament and was the highest scorer in NCL. We are quite hopeful about him.” Bangladesh have already lost their most experienced opener, Tamim Iqbal, for the series after he picked up a side strain and was ruled out of the first Test.The hosts are eyeing their first-ever series victory over West Indies on home soil in the contest set for the Shere Bangla National Stadium.In six previous Tests here, Bangladesh had lost five of six, with the other one drawn. The last time Bangladesh beat West Indies in a Test series was nine years ago in the Caribbean when a players strike robbed the hosts of their first choice squad.
Photo © Pixabay A local soccer manager has acknowledged the organisation of the TS&DL as a return to action draws closer.Burncourt Celtic manager Sean Coffey said that by not having a massive backlog of fixtures the league is in a good position to return.“It looks like now we’ll be given a chance to finish out our league and I think great credit must go to our local TS&DL committee for putting us in such a position.” “Firstly there is no big fixture backlog, fixture dates were adhered to.”“And secondly they waited patiently to see how the situation unfolded without knee-jerking like other leagues that have completely cancelled their season.”“They’ve put themselves in a position now where we can see this out and I think they deserve to be acknowledged for that.”
Roach hurts Jaguars despite Chanderpaul resistanceRoach hurts Jaguars despite Chanderpaul resistance
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s defiant half-century kept champions Guyana Jaguars afloat after seasoned Test seamer Kemar Roach grabbed four wickets to undermine the innings, on the opening day of their second round encounter here yesterday. Sent in, the visitors reached the close on 209 for eight, with the left-handed Chanderpaul unbeaten on a marathon 66.