Nash: Challenge is for us to make shots

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Though Racela acknowledged the 33 offensive boards his team snared, as well as the 73 total rebounds TNT hauled, as a positive they could build on, he said he’d rather have his side drilling those shots than getting second chances.“We got those 33 because we missed a lot of shots. The energy was still there despite us missing our shots. We were trying to get shots off those misses, which is a good sign for us, but then again, we’d rather have us making our attempts,” he said.Luckily for the Texters, they will have a week-long breather before trying to correct those miscues as they take on Alaska on Dec. 29, at Cuneta Astrodome.“For sure, they’ll force us to take the outside shots again, so it’s a challenge for us to make it from the outside. Again, we’ll find ways to have better execution next time,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA Christmas Day Games on BTV and NBA Premium Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “I think if you look at the whole game, Jayson was making the right decisions. He was taking the shots that he needed to take, making the right passes. But it just so happened that his teammates weren’t able to convert,” he said.Castro churned out an impressive statistical line of 18 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds in the season opener, but his support group didn’t do enough to pull off the W.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTNT threw up 102 attempts and converted 31, a 30-percent shooting clip which further sinks when looking at the three-pointers: The Texters went 8-of-38 from downtown.Further weighing the team down was the exit of Anthony Semerad, who was performing relatively well and shot 3-of-7 from threes to notch 13 points. Semerad left the game after injuring his right knee at the 8:38 mark of the fourth period, which further put the Texters at a disadvantage. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJayson Castro did all he could for TNT, but even his near triple-double performance couldn’t prevent his side from falling to Rain or Shine, 82-79, Friday night at the start of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup campaign.And for coach Nash Racela, it’s all because the other KaTropa players need to step up and make their shots.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Maersk Line Confirms Scrubber Investment

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license Danish liner giant Maersk Line has confirmed its investment in scrubbers in its latest announcement on fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap.The report on the investment was published by Reuters last week, crushing the company’s previous statements that did not favor the technology.Namely, to become compliant with the 0.5 percent sulphur content rule as of January 2020, shipowners will have to invest in compliant fuels, LNG or scrubber technology.Maersk Line’s representatives said earlier that the company was not  “on the scrubber team” due to operational concerns, as the technology has not yet proven itself on large two-stroke diesel engines used across Maersk’s fleet.This in particular relates to open-loop scrubbers, which have been deemed by many industry players as a short-term solution due to the wash water-related issues and the looming ban on its release in certain geographical zones. Closed loop scrubbers, on the other hand, pose another type of challenge related to space constraints on board needed for the installation of the systems.It its latest announcement, Maersk said it will invest in “a limited number of scrubbers”, but information on the type of scrubber systems or ships to be fitted with the systems was rather sketchy.Scrubbers are gaining in popularity as numerous owners from various shipping sectors reveal investments in the technology, including most recently Hapag-Lloyd, DHT Holdings, Maran Tankers, Safe Bulkers, and Star Bulk.The cost of installing a scrubber system on a vessel currently stands at around USD 2 million, and many owners are looking to entice the charterers to pay for the installation costs. Ships eligible for installation are those larger in size, such as Capesizes, VLCCs or ULCVs, due space availability, economy and cost efficiency.When approached by World Maritime News for a comment, Maersk Line provided us with a statement from Niels Henrik Lindegaard, Head of Maersk Oil Trading, saying that scrubbers would be “a small part of – and just one of several elements in – our overall 2020 fuel sourcing strategy to ensure compliance in time.”As part of the plans, Maersk is also looking into LNG and compliant fuels, the latter being the more prominent option for the company’s fleet come January 2020.“As part of the preparations we have decided to invest in new scrubber technology on a limited number of vessels in our fleet of around 750 container vessels. While we will continue to explore how to best comply with the 2020 sulphur cap, we still believe the best solution remains with compliant fuels from refineries on land. It is important to underline that the vast majority of ships in the global fleet, as well as the Maersk Line fleet, will have to comply with the global sulphur cap through the use of compliant low-sulphur fuels in 2020 given the short time frame,” Lindergaard’s statement reads.The new compliant fuels are expected to push the container shipping industry’s fuel bill by USD 15 million, with Maersk Line alone having to pay USD 2 billion more for fuel on annual basis. Hence, diversification and pursuing of cost-efficient investments, including scrubbers, is a sound strategy given the fast-approaching deadline for the enforcement of the new rules.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more