LNG World News Staff Image: KogasSouth Korea’s Kogas, the world’s second-largest buyer of LNG, said its sales volume rose 1o percent in October as compared to the corresponding month a year ago.Kogas sold 2.43 million mt of LNG in October, it said in a filing to the stock exchange on Thursday.Sales into the power sector were at 1.35 million mt, a rise of 17.3 percent as compared to October last year.City gas sales increased by 2 percent to 1.08 million mt, Kogas said.
US swimmer Ryan Lochte apologizes for Rio incident SHARE Published: August 19, 2016 10:46 AM EDT Updated: August 19, 2016 11:32 AM EDT U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte issued an apology Friday morning about an incident that occurred early Sunday at the Rio Olympics. Lochte initially said he and three teammates had been robbed at gunpoint, but Rio police discounted that on Thursday and instead said the swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom and then paid some guards before leaving. Following is the full text of Lochte’s statement, posted to his Instagram account.___I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend – for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics. I waited to share these thoughts until it was confirmed that the legal situation was addressed and it was clear that my teammates would be arriving home safely.It’s traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country – with a language barrier – and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave, but regardless of the behavior of anyone else that night, I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself and for that am sorry to my teammates, my fans, my fellow competitors, my sponsors, and the hosts of this great event. I am very proud to represent my country in Olympic competition and this was a situation that could and should have been avoided. I accept responsibility for my role in this happening and have learned some valuable lessons.I am grateful for my USA Swimming teammates and the USOC, and appreciate all of the efforts of the IOC, the Rio ’16 Host Committee, and the people of Brazil who welcomed us to Rio and worked so hard to make sure that these Olympic Games provided a lifetime of great new memories. There has already been too much said and too many valuable resources dedicated to what happened last weekend, so I hope we spend our time celebrating the great stories and performances of these Games and look ahead to celebrating future successes. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.
AFL Queensland’s tough new coronavirus protocols have given the AFL an almighty migraine, but rugby union, NRL, soccer, netball, and cricket are among the other sports in Australia also set to suffer a fixture headache. The AFL’s fixture was thrown into chaos yesterday after Queensland health officials issued new directives that force sporting teams based in the state into a 14-day quarantine should they play a Melbourne-based club. Queensland-based clubs would also be forced into quarantine if they either played in Melbourne, or came up against any team that had been in Melbourne in the preceding 14 days. That stance has huge ramifications for the AFL given that there are 10 teams based in Victoria. Six AFL clubs have already been impacted by a round-five fixture reshuffle, and league boss Gillon McLachlan has warned of more changes to come. The AFL’s worst nightmare would be for Western Australia to further strengthen its coronavirus protocols. The WA Government has granted permission for Victorian clubs Geelong and Collingwood to arrive in Perth next month for a three-week hub. The Magpies and Cats will be forced into hotel quarantine for 14 days, but the WA Government will allow them to train during that period as well as play each other. If the WA Government hardens its stance in the wake of the coronavirus spike in Victoria, the AFL will be forced into another fixture scramble. The NRL is in a far better position given it has only one club based in Victoria – the Melbourne Storm. The Storm are now resigned to the fact that they will have to stay in their new Sunshine Coast hub until at least August, and probably longer. The new directive from the Queensland government won’t affect the Storm immediately, meaning their clash with the Roosters on Thursday night is set to go ahead, despite it coming just eight days after the Storm left Victoria. That match was originally scheduled for AAMI Park in Melbourne, but will now likely be played at the Storm’s adopted home ground of Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The Melbourne Rebels have announced that they will move their round-two Super Rugby home clash with the Queensland Reds on July 10 to NSW. The Rebels relocated to Canberra last Friday following a spike in coronavirus cases in Melbourne, and they will face the Brumbies this Saturday. By the time they face the Reds on July 10, they will have been outside of Victoria for 14 days. That means the Reds won’t need to quarantine for 14 days when they return to Queensland. A-League boss Greg O’Rourke has confirmed that the worsening coronavirus situation in Victoria won’t stop the soccer season relaunching on July 16 with a clash between Melbourne Victory and Western United at AAMI Park. Melbourne City will take on Western United at the same venue four days later, but all other matches scheduled for Victoria are set to take place in the NSW hub. Australia’s netball competition is still planning to begin on August 1, and their current fixture planning has now been made harder. – AAP
(REUTERS) – Eric Gordon’s first 3-pointer of the game gave Houston a late five-point lead, and the Rockets held on from there to defeat the Golden State Warriors 95-92 in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday night to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.James Harden scored 30 points and Chris Paul 27 for the Rockets, who regained home-court advantage in the best-of-seven series that returns to Houston for Game 5 tonight.Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said of his players, “They found a way. They’ve done it all year, and they’ll keep doing it.”Stephen Curry had 28 points and Kevin Durant 27 for the Warriors, who had their NBA-record, 16-game home playoff winning streak snapped.The victory was the Rockets’ first on the road against Golden State in the playoffs in franchise history.In a see-saw affair in which both teams led by double figures, the Rockets got the better of the finish after Curry converted a three-point play to get the Warriors within 91-89 with 3:18 to go.After Harden and Curry traded missed 3-point attempts, Gordon, who was 0-for-6 from beyond the arc to that point, buried a 27-footer for a five-point cushion with just 2:25 to play.The Warriors got back within 94-92 and had possession of the ball in the final seconds, but Klay Thompson misfired on a heavily pressured 16-footer.“I wanted the timeout,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of the decisive possession. “Draymond (Green) was trying to call one around four seconds, once he got trapped, and at that point the officials weren’t looking and they’re not going to look down at our bench. So I saw Draymond trying to call it, and I was hoping they’d give it to us, but we didn’t get it.”D’Antoni said of the Rockets’ defence on the play, “Just guys doing what they’ve been doing the whole quarter. They got into people. That’s where Trevor (Ariza) got on Klay (Thompson) really in the corner and locked him down. You know they have a lot of movement, and we switch it, and guys just read it and played as hard as they could. They knew that one stop, the game’s over more or less, and came up large.”Paul, fouled on the rebound, made one of two free throws with a half-second remaining to make it a three-point game, and the Rockets then sweated out a missed desperation 3-point try by Curry at the final horn.Harden credited the Rockets’ defensive intensity for changing the game in the fourth quarter.“Third quarter, Steph was getting too free, stepping out and making long threes,” Harden said on ESPN. “We put the pressure on him to make him drive a little bit. Great team win!”Harden hit 11 of his 26 shots and Paul 10 of his 20 for the Rockets, who have won four of six road games in the postseason.Gordon finished with 14 points while PJ Tucker contributed 16 rebounds and Clint Capela had 13 boards for Houston, who have rebounded from all four losses this postseason with a win.Durant hit just nine of his 24 shots and Curry 10 of his 26 for the Warriors, who had been 4-0 in Game 4s during the Kerr era when up 2-1 in a series.Green recorded an 11-point, 13-rebound double-double while Thompson chipped in with 10 points for the Warriors, who played without Andre Iguodala, sidelined due to a sore left knee.“Our normal sub pattern obviously was skewed with Andre’s absence,” Kerr said. “I felt like in the fourth quarter, we just ran out of gas, scored 12 points. Tried to buy a little bit of rest for our guys, but, yeah, they just outplayed us in the fourth and they earned it.”Both teams made big runs in the first half, with the Rockets’ lasting longer and producing a 53-46 halftime lead.With all five starters scoring, the Warriors put up the game’s first 12 points, holding the Rockets scoreless on 0-for-8 shooting for more than five minutes.However, the Rockets got much the better of the rest of the half, outscoring Golden State 53-34 to build the seven-point edge.Harden had 15 of his 30 points in the second quarter, during which the Rockets went up by as many as 10.“They’re a really good team, especially at home,” Harden said of the Warriors. “You knew it wasn’t going to be easy. They started out 12-0. We kept fighting, kept fighting. I kept telling the guys, ‘We can win this game.’ And now it’s a best-out-of-three.”
Arsenal and Chelsea Face OffWhat a story, Arsenal. Two losses followed by a 22-game unbeaten run, but it’s been such a long time now since those months when Arsenal seemed invincible. The invincibility was quickly replaced with an embarrassing defeat to rivals and worse still, Arsenal look unrecognizable.You could split the events of Arsenal’s season already and you’d have enough to last a whole season; on top of that, Mesut Ozil is likened to a luxury car in the hands of a village chief: a mismatch.Chelsea aren’t in their best form either, not as decisive as they were at the start of the season, add to that their inability to see of games give opposition teams all the incentive they need to claw back into games.But Chelsea, for all the laxity displayed in games, is in a much better position to do an unwanted domestic double over Arsenal.NPFL Matchday 3Another NPFL season began six days ago, however, due to the pressure of meeting up with the set CAF deadline, the LMC and the NFF have the league running at 100km/h.In those six days, and two matchdays have been concluded, by Sunday the third will be played.Each team having partaken in three games in eight days and unfortunately, the cycle goes on and on again until the second weekend in February. By which time, each team would have played nine games in the space of 30 days.The positives so far have been just as much as the negatives. Two coaches –Fatai Osho (Remo Stars) and Moses Aderele (Abia Warriors) have already resigned and you’re left wondering, after just two matchdays? The toughest league in the world is back.Continental Football ReturnsBoth Lobi Stars and Enugu Rangers are involved in continental football this weekend. With Nigeria’s CAF coefficients bettered by Enyimba’s run to the semi-final of the CAF confederations cup last year, both Nigerian representatives have been particularly superb in this campaign.Rangers have a foot in the group stages thanks to the 1-2 first leg scoreline in Lesotho last weekend, time to see off the task and then let’s see how much further they can go.Lobi Stars are surpassing all expectations at the moment and you can’t rule out the Nigerian champions from reaching the semi-finals but first, Asec Mimosas waits.Senator Manny Pacquaio Returns to Boxing at 40Manny Pacquaio, an eight-division world champion will take on Adrien Broner in defence of his WBA welterweight title this Saturday.It will be the 70th fight of the 40-year old who made his debut some 24 years ago, and with nothing else on the line, one wonders: what really motivates Pacquaio?There are talks of a possible rematch against retired Floyd Mayweather, who will be in attendance at the MGM Grand.Adrien Broner, on the other hand, hasn’t lived up to expectation in previous big fights against Marcos Maidana, Mikey Garcia, and Shawn Porter. And his run off three wins in his last six bouts doesn’t inspire confidence going into the biggest bout of his career.The Bundesliga ReturnsBorussia Dortmund were deservedly crowned winter champions, but it doesn’t end there. In fact, no one will remember the impeachable first half of the season if they throw away a healthy six-point advantage on second-placed Bayern Munich come May.The fixture list hasn’t been particularly kind to the Yellow and Black, RB Leipzig won’t be an easy nut to crack, but who wants an easy ride to the championship win? And having already put four goals past Leipzig in the reverse fixture, this one will be a proper clash.Advantage Bayern? Not exactly. Hoffenheim will host the champions this weekend and although Die Kraichgauer need a win to keep pace with the European places, it’s hard to think Bayern will pass on an opportunity to close the gap on Dortmund. Bundesliga is back!Serie A Equally ReturnsJuventus is running away with the league just as they are dominating the country. Fresh from another Supercoppa Italiana win, their second in four years and 10th title in that same time, this side is buzzing.AS Roma is still chasing the leading pack and a bit of consistency will help the Giallorossi, two points away from Champions League places.Real Madrid and Sevilla Battle for Third PlaceIn one of the oddities of the year, Real Madrid is at an all-time low. The 1-0 loss to Leganes on Wednesday evening in the second leg of the Copa del Rey was the 10th defeat suffered this season in only 32 games.To put this in context, that is more than the team suffered last season (9) in the 62 games played across all competitions – the worst since Guus Hiddink was in charge 21 years ago. Real Madrid’s first embarrassing defeat of the season was at the hands of Sevilla. A 3-0 bashing that hands Sevilla a comfortable head-to-head advantage.This weekend both sides will face off for the second time this season; Real Madrid will parade a second manager in this fixture and will hope for a better result else they might be back in fifth place by Monday.RelatedManchester City Face Battle Against HistoryJanuary 5, 2019In “Articles”Marco SauJune 30, 2017Similar postUEL Final: Unai Emery Set to Salvage Arsenal’s Season Against London Rivals ChelseaMay 27, 2019In “England”
Leta ClewellLeta Faye Clewell, age 80, died peacefully Sat., Jan. 13, 2018. Leta was born Feb. 19, 1937 in Cestos, Dewey County, OK; the youngest of three children born to James “Jim” Albert and Ruth Elizabeth (Derrick) Donley.Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Hillside Baptist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday Jan. 17 at Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Sumner Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wellington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside Baptist Church designated for Falls Creek Youth Scholarship Fund. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information or to leave and online condolence please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.comLeta grew up in rural Oklahoma; and after the death of her father, moved with her mother to Wellington during her high school years. She was a 1958 graduate of Wellington High School. It was in Wellington that Leta met and married John Junior Clewell, son of John Thomas and Bessie (Cryder) Clewell of Belle Plaine. They were married Dec. 22, 1954 in Newkirk, Okla. Leta and John celebrated 57 years of marriage, before John passed away May 28, 2012.During the early years of their marriage Leta worked at the Pine Lodge Café and Country Acres Café. She began working as a tool grinder at Plessey-Welco Aerospace in 1973, retiring in 1999 after 26 years.Leta was the proud mother of three sons: Larry Joe of Arvada, CO; Robert “Bob” Lynn (Nancy) of Olathe; and Ronald “Ron” Wayne (Krisan) of Raymore, Mo. Grandma Leta loved to brag about her beautiful grandchildren: Christopher John and Ethan Thomas of Denver, Colo.; Matthew John and Scott Daniel of Olathe; and Kathryn “Katie” Elizabeth of Raymore, Mo.Leta will be missed dearly by her extended family, her many friends, her Hillside Baptist Church family, and close family friends Bert and Kathy Neff and Bobby and Dana Russell.Leta was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Anna Mae Ables and brother, Elbert Edward, who died in infancy.