MAN to Propel Pasha Hawaii’s LNG-Fuelled Boxships

first_imgMAN Energy Solutions has received an order to provide the propulsion systems for two containership newbuildings under construction for Honolulu-based shipping company Pasha Hawaii.The 2,525-TEU vessels, which will join the shipping company’s Hawaii trade lane, will be constructed at the Keppel AmFELS yard in Brownsville, Texas.MAN informed that each system on order will comprise a 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine, 3 × MAN 6L35/44DF GenSets and an MAN Alpha FPP propeller system.“This is yet another order within the container segment and cements the ME-GI concept,” Bjarne Foldager, Vice President, Sales & Promotion, Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions, said.Doosan Engine will build the main engines in Korea, which will meet Tier III emission standards by use of an Exhaust Gas Recirculation system.Similarly, MAN Energy Solutions Augsburg works will build the auxiliary engines which will meet Tier III with the aid of a Selective Catalytic Reduction system.Engine delivery is scheduled for 2019 with the two vessels, respectively, due for launch in the first and third quarter of 2020.The new vessels will operate fully on LNG from day one in service, reducing environmental impact and increasing fuel efficiency. Energy savings will also be achieved with a state-of-the-art engine, an optimised hull form, and an underwater propulsion system with a high-efficiency rudder and propeller, The company explained.last_img read more

Fan reactions to Syracuse’s 62-55 win over Miami

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Dani Alves: Most Decorated Active Footballer, Third On All-time List

first_imgDani Alves could easily pass for one of the most underrated footballers in the history of the game, but the Brazilian right back at the moment is the most decorated active footballer with 34 titles, and third on the all-time list only behind Maxwell-36 titles and Ryan Giggs-35 titles.It has taken a period of 16 years for the likeable, ever smiling defender to amass his laurels, starting from his first triumph at Brazilian club Bahia: Campeonnato Baiano 2001, to his latest conquest with new club PSG at the weekend: Trophee des Champions.Alves gained global attention at the 2003 FIFA U20 world cup, where he was selected as the third best player at the tournament. He completed a permanent move to Spanish La Liga club, Sevilla in the summer of 2003 going on to spend the next five trophy-laden years at the Seville-based club, recording some landmark achievements including winning successive UEFA Cup titles; 2005-06, 2006-07.A move to Barcelona in 2008 appeared to be deserved, as he was recruited by the Catalan giants in their revolution of the club under the new management of Pep Guardiola. Alves constantly delivered during his eight year career at Barcelona, where he played under four different coaches and was always an undisputed starter.Not surprising for a defender, he never actually got the deserved praises for his contribution to a Barcelona side, whose forwards always grabbed the headlines with each victory and trophy conquest. The 2016 departure of Alves from Barcelona to Juventus on a free transfer exposed numerous deficiencies at the club, thereby highlighting his value to the club.Barcelona to date have failed to find a replacement for the Brazilian at right back, struggled for consistency in both La Liga and UEFA Champions League last season, a competition they were coincidentally knocked out by Juventus in the quarter-final, with Alves playing a huge role in ensuring the famed MSN (Messi, Suarez, Neymar) forward line failed to score a goal in 180 minutes of football over two-legs of the encounter.After spending a season with Juventus, where he earned his third successive league winners medal in two different countries, and also ended up on the losing side in the 2017 UEFA Champions League final, Alves appeared to be headed to Manchester City to reunite with Guardiola after personal wages had been agreed, only for him to make a U-turn at the last minute, rather favouring a move to PSG.Majority felt his switch to the French capital was motivated by money as the Qatari billionaires reportedly doubled the wages offered by Manchester City.The player in his defence insisted that he moved to France because he wanted to be a winner, and he has proven just that, less than a month into his PSG career when he netted his first goal and clinched his first trophy against Monaco at the weekend in Morocco.Considering the two-year deal he signed at PSG, and the quality of the squad on parade at the club, it shouldn’t be surprising if Alves becomes the most decorated footballer of all-time at the end of this season.Relatedlast_img read more

Three things we learned from the FA Cup final

first_img0Shares0000Antonio Conte got the better of old adversary Jose Mourinho as Chelsea won their eighth FA Cup© AFP Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 19 – Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday as Eden Hazard scored the winner with a first-half penalty.Here are three things we learned from the Wembley showpiece: Conte out-wits MourinhoJose Mourinho congratulated his rival Antonio Conte, while Chelsea’s backroom staff rushed in to celebrate with the boss. Photo/DAILY MAILIn what could prove to be his final match as Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte enjoyed a sweet moment of vindication as he won his battle with old rival Jose Mourinho.Conte had spent much of the season locked in a vitriolic feud with United boss Mourinho and although both claimed to have buried the hatchet this week, there was no doubting the Italian’s desire to beat his nemesis.Conte played his part in Chelsea’s success, sending them out on the front foot in the first half and then ordering them to soak up United’s pressure after the interval.It was a risky gambit but one that produced a handsome reward.Yet Conte is aware his future at Chelsea is precarious after 12 months of tension behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and their failure to qualify for the Champions League.“Our job is very difficult. Sometimes you can win but the club decides to sack you anyway,” he said recently.Conte’s dismissal would not be without precedent — two years ago, United sacked manager Louis van Gaal within hours of winning the FA Cup.It remains to be seen whether the Italian suffers the same fate after leading Chelsea to their first FA Cup since 2012.For Mourinho, it was a rare disappointment on the big stage as he was beaten for only the third time in his 15 appearances in cup finals with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and United.Criticised for adopting a cautious approach in United’s biggest games this season, Mourinho once again paid the price for being too conservative in the first half.Mourinho had instructed Ander Herrera to stick close to Hazard, but that man-marking role left United out-numbered in midfield — and the Belgian made and scored the winner anyway.United improved in the second half, but it was too late to stop Mourinho finishing the season empty-handed as Conte celebrated.United stars fail to shinePaul Pogba — and his fellow big-money signing Alexis Sanchez — struggled to make an impact on Saturday© AFP Glyn KIRKPaul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez cost United over £120 million in total transfer fees, with their combined weekly wages amounting to around £500,000-per-week.But all that eye-watering investment bought United was the latest in a long list of underwhelming displays from their supposed superstars.Former Arsenal forward Sanchez had scored eight goals in as many games at Wembley for club and country, but in keeping with his lacklustre start to life with United, he was largely anonymous against Chelsea.It didn’t help that Pogba once again played for long periods as though engaged in nothing more serious than a Sunday kickabout in the park.The duo’s lack of cohesion was encapsulated in the second half when Pogba and Sanchez fell over one after the other as the France midfielder’s miscued pass to the Chilean was intercepted to stifle a United break.Pogba was so out of sorts that he didn’t even hit the target with a late header that could have forced extra-time.Hazard makes his case Eden Hazard was the difference between the sides as his winner helped Chelsea put the memories of last year’s final defeat to bed© AFP Ian KINGTONHazard was the lynchpin of Chelsea’s two Premier League title triumphs over the last four seasons, but, like many of his team-mates, this had been something of a lost year for the Belgium playmaker.The 27-year-old had sparked talk of a move to Real Madrid this week when he flexed his muscles with Chelsea’s hierarchy, insisting he wanted to see who they sign in the close-season before deciding whether to sign a new contract.But if that was concerning for Chelsea fans, they could at least take heart from Hazard’s whole-hearted commitment to tormenting United’s over-matched defence.Phil Jones was brutally exposed when Hazard caught him out of position with a sublime touch in the 22nd minute, accelerating away from the United defender, who responded by conceding a penalty that the unruffled Chelsea star converted with nonchalant ease.It was only Hazard’s second goal in his last 16 appearances.But it was his crafty contributions that kept Chelsea in control as the Belgian, who departed to a standing ovation, won the FA Cup for the first time.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more