ESPN Points Out Bizarre Texas Scheduling Quirk

first_imgShot of the Texas Longhorns cheerleaders performing during game.AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 21: The Texas Longhorns cheerleaders perform during the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Texas is the epicenter of the Big 12 conference, with four member schools and the heart of the league’s recruiting footprint. Still, the majority of the league’s members are not in the Lone Star State.It isn’t rare for college football powers to stay close to home for much of the start of the season. The Texas Longhorns have kicked things up to a new level this year.Somehow, Texas will only leave the state once before Nov. 16 this upcoming season, and twice total, barring an out of state bowl.The schedule layout gives the Longhorns a chance to build some serious momentum, as they look to crack Oklahoma’s stranglehold at the top of the league.ESPN recently gave out “college football schedule superlatives,” and mentioned how Texas football is hanging around close to home.From Chris Low, who called this the “Deep in the heart of Texas” award:Texas plays only one game outside the state (at West Virginia on Oct. 5) until it travels to Iowa State on Nov. 16. The Longhorns have a “road” game against Rice at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sept. 14, the Red River Rivalry against Oklahoma in Dallas on Oct. 12 and a game against TCU in Fort Worth on Oct. 26.Texas’ full schedule, with in-state games in bold:Aug. 31: vs. Louisiana Tech (Austin) Sept. 7: vs. LSU (Austin) Sept. 14: vs. Rice (Houston) Sept. 21: vs. Oklahoma State (Austin) Oct. 5: at West Virginia Oct. 12: vs. Oklahoma (Dallas) Oct. 19: vs. Kansas (Austin) Oct. 26: at TCU (Fort Worth) Nov. 9: vs. Kansas State (Austin) Nov. 16: at Iowa State Nov. 23: at Baylor (Waco) Nov. 29: vs. Texas Tech (Austin)The Big 12 championship is in Arlington, so there’s a real chance that Texas only leaves the state twice in total, even if it goes to the conference championship and lands in a big in-state bowl.[ESPN]last_img read more

Helengi Engineering Unveils LNG Bunker Vessel Design

first_imgzoom Greek company Helengi Engineering has debuted its LNG bunker feeder vessel Amaltheia at the exhibition Posidonia 2016 being held in Athens, at the same time when Greece is said to be entering the ‘LNG era in the Med and Aegean’.The vessel is designed and engineered by the company in collaboration with NAP Engineering.According to Helengi Engineering, “it is the first time that Greek companies undertake such a demanding and complex design on this special type of vessel.”The purpose of the vessel is to provide bunkering LNG services to the Port of Piraeus as well as to feed with LNG fuel other ports such as Patras and Heraklion, according to the company.Amaltheia has a capacity of 1,400 cubic meters of LNG, however, the vessel can accommodate up to 2,000 cubic meters depending on requirements.Following Amaltheia, the company said more LNG vessels of various capacities are to be built.LNG is being promoted at the event as the alternative fuel of the future. In this context, the PoseidonMed LNG bunkering project was presented on June 8.PoseidonMed is the initiative from EU countries in the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea led by QEnergy Europe and organized by experts in marine energy, gas and finance sectors.The project’s ultimate objective is to prepare in detail a global solution of infrastructure development in the Mediterranean area so that LNG can be embraced as the marine fuel of the future.“The project is addressing the commercial, financing, regulatory and technical drivers to see the first LNG-fueled in operation in the Eastern Mediterranean,” as explained by conference chairman Nick Brown, Lloyd’s Register’s Marine COO.Project partners outlined at the conference the latest developments including upgraded storage capacity work underway at the Revithoussa LNG Terminal just outside of the Port of Piraeus, where a third tank is under construction to meet anticipated demand.last_img read more