28 Sep

Yang Ming Confirms Order for 10 Units at CSBC Corporation

first_imgTaiwanese shipping company Yang Ming has confirmed an order for ten 2,800 TEU containerships with compatriot CSBC Corporation.Yang Ming said that the new ships will help to meet the future demand for medium and long-term vessel deployments, and improve Yang Ming’s fleet competitiveness.The vessels are scheduled to start joining their owner in the second quarter of 2020.“In light of the rapid growth seen in the Asian emerging markets, the 2,800 TEU class containerships will be well suited for deployment in most of the major ports in the Asian region,” the company explained.In the meantime, Yang Ming will be taking delivery of five 14,000 TEU chartered vessels beginning in the fourth quarter 2018 and throughout the first-half of next year.“These new containerships will update our fleet, and provide flexibility and broader service coverage for both long haul and regional services. They will also provide efficiency, energy savings and lowered unit costs. Yang Ming’s renewed fleet will significantly optimize vessel efficiency, enhance competitiveness, and continue to provide quality service.”With stricter IMO marine environmental regulations coming into effect after 2020, Yang Ming’s new vessels utilize the sword-type bow design in order to save fuel, reduce sulfur content, and benefit from the more efficient ballast water treatment system.last_img read more

18 Sep

FG Urges State House Team to Defend World Handball Championship Title

first_img‘‘You are going to come under intense pressure from other teams as the defending champions of the 2015 World Handball Youth Championship, but you must remember the spirit of sportsmanship. I have watched your training today, and from what I can see you have justified the two weeks you have spent in camp. More importantly, you have to work very hard to retain the trophy you won last year,’’ he said.The Permanent Secretary commended the handball team for setting a good precedence of winning an international trophy last year, pointing out that the administration would encourage all the other sports to move into the spotlight through more training and competitions.In his remarks, the Coach of the State House handball team, Aminu Ibrahim, said the team had gained lots of experience by participating three times in the same international tournament and winning the gold trophy last year.He promised that the team would put in their best to retain the trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tobi Soniyi in AbujaThe Federal Government Tuesday in Abuja urged athletes participating in the forthcoming 2016 World Handball Youth Championship in Granollers, Spain to defend their current title with diligence, maturity and integrity.The State House handball team, Aso Rock Kings, will be representing Nigeria at the 2016 World Handball Youth Championship, which will be held in Spain, June 28th -July 4th, 2016.Speaking to the team, which had a training session at the National Stadium, the State House Permanent Secretary, Jalal Arabi, told the athletes to remain focus, committed and unwavering in defending the gold trophy they won in Spain last year.last_img read more

17 Aug

Lakers blend in Dion Waiters as Rajon Rondo’s rehab progresses

first_imgLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Just 62 minutes into his Lakers tenure, Dion Waiters has already scored 30 points.That part of the game has always come naturally to Waiters, a career double-digit scorer who has sometimes been on the outs with his teams, but he has always possessed an offensive toolbox. While his 3-point jumper hasn’t been quite as hot (he’s just 3 for 14), Waiters has never been one to lack confidence in his shot. And down two guards, the Lakers need a player like him in the rotation.“Situation like that, you just try to take full advantage of it,” he said, “til Rondo get back and things like that.”Dion Waiters #18 of the Los Angeles passes the ball against Marc Gasol #33 of the Toronto Raptors during the second half of an NBA basketball game at The Arena in the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 1, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis – Pool/Getty Images)About that: Rajon Rondo, who has been out since mid-July with a fractured right thumb, is starting to make his way back, coach Frank Vogel said Tuesday. Rondo is expected to travel to Florida on Wednesday, then spend some time outside of the Disney campus before going through the quarantine process and rejoining the Lakers. Rondo is about three weeks into his recovery, which the Lakers predicted early on would take between six to eight weeks. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers The other aspect for Waiters is conditioning. Before playing in the bubble, Waiters had only played in three games for a total of 42 minutes this season. He’s feeling the ache of having a regular rotation spot again, he said, but in his latest stint with the Lakers, it just makes him feel fortunate.“I ain’t going to lie: I be sore,” he said. “But it’s a good sore. Just being able to compete. Just being able to get your juices going again and your competitive edge, that spirit. But most importantly, just having fun. You have an opportunity to come out here and do what you love to do every day.”Vogel doesn’t plan to bench rest startersThe Lakers are about to have their first bubble back-to-back, and like most games in the restart, they’re tough. After Oklahoma City (1-1 in the bubble) on Wednesday, they’ll face the Rockets (won first two games in the bubble).The Lakers, now the confirmed No. 1 seed in the West, don’t have many stakes in winning either of those games. But even so, Vogel said he’ll likely play his starters in both games, including LeBron James and Anthony Davis.“The plan right now is to play those guys,” Vogel said. “We still have a lot of areas to continue to improve before we feel like we’re ready to win games in the playoffs and to be at the level that we want to reach. So for us, we’re still in habit-building mode and continuing to just iron some things out.”While Davis has had two games of 34-plus points, the starting lineup has looked rusty, being outscored by 21 points in just 34 minutes. In the last two games alone, the Lakers have given up runs of 13-0, 7-0 and 8-0 to start halves.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIn a way, Rondo has never left: He’s been virtually plugged into the Lakers, and even taken part in coaches’ meetings. The 34-year-old has playoff experience that the franchise deems valuable once the bubble postseason begins.Waiters isn’t the play creator and floor general that Rondo is, but he’s helped power the bench and has kept a plus-rating in each of the first three games. Four turnovers in Monday’s game against the Jazz exposed some of his limitations and how he’s still learning to communicate with teammates. He’s also struggled defensively, which Vogel acknowledged after Tuesday’s practice.“Those things still have a ways to go, but I think the ceiling is pretty high for what he can do for us,” he said. “But we’re excited about what he has done so far too.”The chemistry part has been easy for Waiters. He’s embedded in the Lakers’ social scene, which includes a 4-1 record in the team’s Madden video game tournament, he said proudly.Assistant coach Phil Handy, who coached Waiters in Cleveland, has been one of the staff members working to get him up to speed. He said he’s tried to get to his spots faster. But Waiters insisted it hasn’t been challenging for him to start getting accustomed to schemes. “Everybody pretty much run the same sets,” he said. “Just different names.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed One key Vogel wants to see is more urgency on offense. Before he starts resting starters more for the playoffs, he’d like to see them closer to where they were in March.“I think they are just struggling to get into a rhythm early,” Vogel said. “I’ve been challenging them to play with more offensive pace, and if we do that I think we can get better shots on the offensive end, get a chance to set our defense. That unit has been a really strong defensive unit for us throughout the year so I just think it’s a matter of time.”last_img read more