HHI secures $388 million green loan

first_imgHyundai Heavy will allegedly use the funding to develop technologies for LNG carriers. Categories: Green loans are used for financing projects that support the shift to a low-carbon future. This particular green loan is linked to environmentally friendly shipbuilding. Qatar Petroleum inks $19.2 bln LNG shipbuilding deal Posted: 3 months ago The South Korean shipbuilding industry has seen a surge in LNG carrier orders over the last few months. Earlier this week, HHI and compatriot shipbuilders Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have inked a major deal amounting to ₩23.6 trillion to reserve their LNG shipbuilding capacity in order to meet future orders from Qatar. Posted: 3 months ago Specifically, KDB has provided a sum of ₩350 billion, while HSBC, ICBC and the KDB affiliate have awarded ₩ 130 billion to HHI, Yonhap News Agency reported. On 29 May 2020, HHI signed an agreement in Seoul with South Korea state bank KDB; its affiliate KDB Capital; Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s (ICBC) Seoul branch and HSBC Korea. Business developments & projects South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has obtained a green syndicated loan worth ₩480 billion ($388 million) from the Korea Development Bank (KDB) and other banks.last_img read more

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Virgil van Dijk reveals Liverpool game plan to defeat Atletico Madrid

first_imgLiverpool may be kings of Europe but Virgil van Dijk believes the Reds still have to prove they deserve to remain in the Champions League.Advertisement Promoted ContentLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino AnimalsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksAwesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves Loading… The Reds host the La Liga giants at Anfield on Wednesday night looking to overturn the 1-0 deficit from the first leg last month.Diego Simeone’s side are famed for their ability to spoil games and stop the most prolific of attacks.So it could be a nervy night for the Merseysiders who need to score to stand a chance of keeping on to their Champions League crown.Liverpool got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday but they were in the midst of their worst spell of a spectacular season having lost three of their last five games.“The pressure is always there,” said Van Dijk.“The thing is when you don’t get good results – we don’t get them too many – we have had three in the last five, but the outside world can talk like we are in a relegation battle.“It is what it is. We have to deal with that.“We have to be grown men about it, take it on the chin and show the world why we deserve to be where we are and why we deserve to still be in the Champions League.“But we know it is going to be unbelievably difficult.”This will be a night for patience at Anfield against Simeone’s well-drilled side who will no doubt set up defensively to maintain their slender advantage and look to poach an away goal.“It will be very difficult, with all due respect to Bournemouth, Atletico will be tough, they are a fantastic side,” said the Dutch defender.“They are one of the best in how they play. They are aggressive, together and they have fantastic players who can hurt you on the break too, so we have to have a fantastic night, all of us. Hopefully we can go through.“We have some time to prepare and we have to be ready for a very difficult challenge.“I think so far we have been sticking to our principles and whoever is on the pitch involved will give more than 100 per cent.The Dutchman believes Atletico are “one of the best in how they play”Read Also: Klopp confirms Liverpool captain ready for Atletico Madrid“Everyone is looking forward to this game and we all want to go through to the next round.“We know it is a difficult game and we will try everything we have to beat them. We know how difficult it will be.”Liverpool are famous for European comebacks and this side pulled off one of the greatest when they overturned a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona last season in the semi-final second leg at Anfield.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 And only a fantastic performance against Atletico Madrid will see the defending European champions into the quarter-finals.last_img read more

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Poe’s Perspective: NCAA is in need of systemic change

first_imgJulia Poe | Daily TrojanI’m tired of hearing about the FBI investigation into the NCAA.It was good drama for the first few weeks, and it’s certainly kept pretty much every sports journalist in the country busy since last fall. But at this point, I’ve realized that this obsession over recruiting needs to end.When it comes to systemic issues, bribes are the last thing the NCAA needs to worry about. Part of this issue has to do with paying college athletes. Another part of it has to do with the apparent alter egos of the NCAA — strict on some issues, lax to a point of negligence about others. The truth about the NCAA is that it is a business. Although college athletics attempt to hide behind a thinly veiled guise of “amateurism,” that concept has long since been forgotten. In an era when football and basketball teams are billion-dollar ventures, it’s impossible to act as if the athletes and those surrounding them are operating under purely non-professional interests. Basketball is a business. Football is a business. And with the continuing insanity of the FBI investigation, it’s becoming harder and harder for the NCAA to act like its athletics are anything but.At the end of the day, the FBI and the NCAA can do their worst — level sanctions, pull trophies and championship rings, destroy careers and fire employees — but without systemic change, all will remain the same. This wave will be punished, and for a few years perhaps the recruitment craze will die down. But it will never subsist. It will never go away.And at what cost does all of this enforcement come? The NCAA has dedicated pages of its guidebook in recruitment to the appropriate ways to avoid bribing, and often the organization is focusing on the enforcement of violations that are miniscule — a dinner at P.F. Changs, a couple hundred dollars gifted to family members.Meanwhile, the NCAA is embroiled in a number of other issues that hardly receive any attention from the organization’s top leaders. In the light of the sexual assault trials of former Team USA women’s gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, it is hard to pretend that all of this controversy over bribes is really all that important.The NCAA turns a blind eye to issues of violence and sexual assault on a monthly basis, often shielding and protecting predators all the way up to the top of its institution. Every season, we read a new headline — Tyreek Hill, Joe Mixon, the list goes on and on — and for each of these cases there are most likely dozens of others that go unreported and unseen.Yet what is this organization concerned with? Recruitment rules. The NCAA will fuss and panic over anything from an off-the-books dinner to a $100,000 bribe with absolute intensity and militaristic attention to detail. So why can’t they show the same foresight and care when handling other issues?And even when it comes to recruitment, the NCAA cares more about money than anything else. The NCAA will write and rewrite rules about who can buy what recruitment, yet it still lacks basic rules about not using sex or “hostesses” — students who are trained to act as glorified escorts for potential recruits, most of whom are underage — despite a gluttony of hostess-related scandals that have plagued college football recruiting in the last two decades.But recruitment bribes simply aren’t a big enough of a deal to continue to fixate on them so strongly. The NCAA has bigger fish to fry, and by shifting its focus to recruiting debacles rather than actually addressing deeper systemic problems is a form of deflection that is probably more sinister than many fans realize.This will be an uphill battle. It’s impossible to predict if athletic salaries could help or hurt the NCAA. The notion of paying athletes automatically brings up a seemingly endless series of questions: Who do you pay? How much do you pay? How can this system comply with Title IX?I won’t pretend to have all of the answers. This is something that will take time and energy. But at this point, something has to give. It’s up to the NCAA to decide what the next step looks like.Julia Poe is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism. Her column, “Poe’s Perspective,” runs Tuesdays.last_img read more

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Trojans and Utes end scoreless in overtime

first_imgSophomore midfielder Savannah DeMelo posted four shots against Utah despite not scoring, bringing her season tally up to 61. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The women’s soccer team was unable to come out with a victory in Utah Sunday after two overtime periods. The game ended in a 0-0 tie.Both teams came off tough matches against ranked opponents midweek, as the Trojans took on Colorado and the Utes played UCLA on Thursday. While the game lacked intensity, both teams had decisive opportunities at scoring, but could not put the ball in the back of the net. Utah had a good chance to score at the beginning of the second half, their play forced USC redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Kaylie Collins to make a double save to prevent the Utes from getting on the board. Right after that play, Utah hit the crossbar from a corner kick that almost caught the Trojans by surprise.The Utes proved to be a threat on set pieces, but were unable to convert any of their dangerous chances. “They surprised us with a little formation change, the good coaches they are did something different, so that was nice,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said. “It took us a little while to figure out where the spaces were because of that, we were a little hesitant in running. We just didn’t go when we had the opportunities to go and we didn’t slip the balls in the gaps that we had.”The Trojans looked uncharacteristically shaky while defending corners, and often left Utes players open to get a head on the ball. Collins was able to get in the way to stop every opportunity she faced.However, the Trojans looked as though they were the more likely team to score once they got settled in the second half. Senior forward Leah Pruitt was fouled in the box and the Women of Troy were awarded a penalty in the 59th minute of the game. Senior defender Ally Prisock, who scored her last penalty attempt against Arizona, hit it low to the keeper’s right, but it was not far enough away from Utah junior goalkeeper Carly Nelson, who made a great save. Soon after, redshirt sophomore midfielder Savannah DeMelo had a good opportunity on goal and hit the post from a left-footed shot from inside the box in the 60th minute of the game. DeMelo was the team’s brightest player Sunday, and was involved in most opportunities the Trojans created despite being double-teamed throughout the game. In the 82nd minute, junior left back Julia Bingham came close to scoring. She dribbled down the left hand side through two defenders and forced the keeper to make a tough save. That opportunity was one of the best in the game for the Trojans, aside from the penalty kick.Within the first couple of minutes of overtime, it appeared that the Trojans were the more likely team to score; however, much like the rest of the game, they were unable to convert any of their chances on goal.In the second period of overtime, Utah was inches away from winning the game off of a nice cross, but they just missed wide of the goal which ensured both teams coming out of the game with a draw.USC is now 15-1-2 on the year as it prepares to take on UCLA at StubHub Center on Friday in its final game of the regular season.last_img read more

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