MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based cruise line, has partnered up with ARTA to develop an LNG bunkering system for MSC Cruises fleet. The two companies aim to set a new standard in LNG bunkering for cruise ships that meets the future requirements of the industry, the cruise line said in its statement.MSC Cruises’ €9 billion investment plan for the construction of eleven new next-generation cruise ships in the next ten years.The company signed a letter of intent in 2016 with STX France shipyard for the construction of up to four LNG-fueled cruise ships first of which is scheduled for delivery in 2022.Speaking of the partnership with ARTA, the manufacturer of gas and liquid transfer solutions, Yves Bui, MSC Cruises’ LNG project director said it resulted in a system that features coupling and decoupling mechanism as well as a double-walled hose that will allow the cruise line to conduct bunkering operations without disrupting the activities taking place on board the ship.The newly developed LNG bunkering system is planned to be implemented on the cruise line’s LNG-newbuilds.
Fifa have banned former AFC president and member Mohamed Bin Hammam for life from all football-related activities after a two-day hearing found him guilty of charges relating to bribery within the organisation.The 62-year-old has been suspended since May 29, along with fellow Executive Committee member Jack Warner, after allegations of corruption were brought up against him by the Caribbean Football Union in regards to offering bribes for votes in the Fifa presidential campaign trail.However, after a two-day hearing, the Fifa Ethics Committee deputy chairman Petrus Damaseb has announced the news that Bin Hammam has been found guilty of handing out bribes and banned from all soccer-related activity for life.“Bin Hammam is hereby banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for life,” said Damaseb, according to The Press Association.It represents a massive fall from grace for the long-serving patron of Asian football, after his run for Fifa presidency put him in touching distance from the most powerful position in world soccer.He has since maintained that he will appeal the decision to the courts. Source: Goal.com
iStock/Thinkstock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — The shooting death of a 17-year-old girl at a high school in Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday has led to criminal charges against the suspect, prosecutors said Friday.Michael Jerome Barber, 17, was charged with manslaughter and certain persons forbidden to possess a pistol for “bringing a pistol onto the campus of Huffman High and recklessly causing the death” of Courtlin Arrington, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.Further information about the case was not released.A 17-year-old boy was also shot and survived the shooting that occurred during dismissal at the high school, police said. He was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released, police said.Peter Williston of the Birmingham Police told ABC News Thursday that the cause of the shooting remained under investigation. The gun involved was recovered, police added.Arrington was a high school senior and an aspiring nurse, the district attorney’s office said.“Our hearts go out to the family of Ms. Arrington, all of her friends and those whose lives would have been changed through her nursing dreams had this event not occurred,” the district attorney’s office said in a statement Friday. “This is a parent’s worst nightmare.”Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said on Twitter, “I’m praying for the family of this young lady who tragically lost her life way too early.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related