Italian energy conglomerate Eni and its Area 4 partners launched the hull of the Coral Sul floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) treatment and liquefaction facility at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The FLNG is part of the Coral South project that will put in production 450 billion cubic meters of gas of the Coral reservoir, offshore Mozambique.The launch marks the timely progress of the project, which exceeds 60 percent completion and is in line with production start-up by 2022, Eni said in a statement on Tuesday.The hull is 432 meters long, 66 meters wide and weighs approximately 140,000 tons.Its eight-story accommodation module, which will house up to 350 people, is also ready to be lifted and integrated with the hull system.Fabrication activities are also well underway for the 12 gas treatment and LNG modules, with all main equipment ready for integration and first deck stacking executed, Eni said.The FLNG will have a liquefaction capacity of 3.4 million tons per year (MTPA) and will be anchored at a water depth of around 2,000 meters by means of 20 mooring lines that weigh a combined 9,000 tons.Eni noted that drilling and completion activities for the six subsea wells that will feed the liquefaction unit are ongoing offshore Mozambique.
Longtime Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler receives the Curt Gowdy Electronic Media award at Thursday’s Basketball Hall of Fame Awards Dinner as part of this week’s enshrinement ceremonies at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. (Photo via Basketball Hall of Fame/Twitter) Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters He said he’s proud to have been with the team when Steve Ballmer purchased it for $2 billion in 2014, the start of a monumental turnaround for the franchise.“When Steve Ballmer bought the basketball team, you knew right away, as soon as you met him and talked to him and sensed his commitment: This is going to happen, what has happened this summer,” said Lawler, who repeated what he told the Staples Center crowd on Ralph Lawler Night late last season. “This team is gonna win not a championship, but multiple championships. And I think people now can see that wasn’t some wild prophecy.”Lawler said he’d almost retired for the night on July 5 when he learned of the late-night deals to bring aboard Leonard and George.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 “I was resigned to the point that the Clippers aren’t going to be able to make any moves at all,” Lawler said. “I thought, ‘Man, that’s gonna be tough to handle and a tough sell for the ballclub; everybody was so excited.’ But before I went to bed at 11, I said ‘Let me just check my phone one more time.’ And then I go, ‘Holy cow! Look at that!’ It was not just one, it was two. And I jumped up and down in bed and hugged my wife: ‘They’ve got both Kawhi and Paul George, for crying out loud!’ ”Indeed, Lawler said he’s spent his first offseason of retirement much like he’s spent every other offseason – staying on top of basketball news.“I’m on Twitter all day, every day it seems,” said Lawler, who’s one of a small group of announcers to call games in each of the four major U.S. sports leagues, including the NFL (Chargers), MLB (Phillies), NHL (Flyers) and NBA (Clippers and 76ers).“I bought my first basketball magazine for the fall, I just don’t know how to not do that. We’re signed up for NBA League pass. I’ll be watching every game, I can promise you that.” Lawler, of course, kept fans entertained and tuning in through many poor Clippers’ seasons with his quick wit and focus on humanity.On Thursday, he credited former broadcast partner Bill Walton – a Hall of Famer who joined Lawler’s wife, Jo, and his other family members, Fox Sports personnel and Gillian Zucker, the Clippers’ President of Business Operations, in Springfield – with teaching him the importance of keeping broadcasts fun, regardless of the score.“Bill made me realize this is about having fun,” said Lawler, who’s previously been recognized with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and three Emmy awards. “If we’re having fun, the viewers are having fun. If we care about the players and talk not so much the basketball game, but who they are as people, all of a sudden people connect to them, and they care about them as more than No. 14.”Longtime NBA reporter Marc Stein (an El Toro High and Cal State Fullerton graduate who previously worked for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News and San Bernardino Sun), also was honored Thursday with the Curt Gowdy Award, which is awarded to members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to basketball.Lawler was known for his catchphrases, including “Lawler’s Law” – or as he put it: “First team to 100 wins; it’s the law.” He came aboard with the then-San Diego Clippers in 1978, the team’s first season in California and moved with the franchise to Los Angeles six years later. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Ralph Lawler posed for selfies, signed autographs, appreciated all the “Lawlerisms” he heard and enjoyed the “thrill of a lifetime” Thursday when he received the Curt Gowdy Award at the Family Reunion and Awards Dinner at Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend.Lawler, 81, retired this spring after 40 seasons calling 3,229 regular-season Clippers games – and though he said he’s ready for an anonymous life in Bend, Oregon, there’s part of him that wishes he’d timed his exit a little differently.Within the month, the Clippers – serious contenders for the next NBA title with the additions of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George – will begin training camp without Lawler, which “is awkward, to say the least,” he said by phone from Springfield, Mass.“I say that without any hint of regret about the decision that we’ve made,” Lawler said. “We are looking forward to the future with great excitement. But the timing stinks. I wish I’d have done all this a year ago or put off retiring for a year; it’s going to be hard to miss what’s going to be a golden year for this franchise.”
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington girls softball team was eliminated in the first round of the Class 4A Div. 1 Regional by the Mulvane Wildcats 6-0 in Winfield Tuesday afternoon.Mulvane would lose to Rose Hill 7-3 in the regional championship. Rose Hill beat Winfield in the other first round game 14-6It was a tough outing for the Crusaders, who couldnâ€™t get the bats going. The two teams has split during the regular season, but this time Mulvane dominated. The Wildcats had 10 hits to the Lady Dukes two. Wellington also committed three errors.Jade Dry reaches first in the top of the seventh after leading off the inning with a walk.Mulvane opened with a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. It was a defensive battle the rest of the way until the fifth inning when the Wildcats added three more runs to lead by six. Wellington never made an offensive threat the whole ball game.Carlie McComb and Ryleigh Buck both had one hit for Wellington .Jade Dry was the losing pitcher. She allowed 10 hits, no walks while striking out two.Wellington ends its season at 7-14. Wellington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Â Â Â 0 2 3Mulvane Â Â Â 3 0 0 0 3 0 x. Â Â 6 10 0LP Dry 6I 10H 6R 2ER 0BB 2KWP H HayesWellington batting stats:McComb 1/3P Adams 0/3Buck 1/2 1BB 1SBDry 0/2 1BBDeJarnett 0/2 SACE Goodrum 0/3Oathout 0/3M Adams 0/2A Goodrum 0/2a title=”Sumner Newscow twitter account” href=”https://twitter.com/Cueballnewscow” target=”_blank”>Follow us on Twitter. 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 comments