Finnish technology group Wärtsilä and Greece-based Maran Gas Maritime (MGM) extended their cooperation with a five-year maintenance agreement for the shipowner’s LNG carriers.Under the deal, Wärtsilä would provide maintenance to MGM’s 21 tri-fuel diesel electric (TFDE) LNG carriers that are equipped with Wärtsilä 50DF engines.The new agreement includes Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) services and remote operational support.It also includes supply of spare parts for maintenance along with technical expertise and workshop services to execute overhauls.The Wärtsilä 50DF tri-fuel engines installed on the MGM vessels can be operated with heavy fuel oil (HFO), marine diesel oil (MDO) or natural gas.“The technically advanced LNG installations require professional maintenance to ensure operational reliability. Wärtsilä will provide this professional maintenance to the MGM fleet through this agreement. It will also further strengthen our long partnership with the whole Angelicoussis Shipping Group,” Yiannis Christopoulos, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece, said.
Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal manager after 18 months in charge.The Spaniard, who previously led Paris St-Germain to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla, was appointed Gunners boss in May 2018, succeeding Arsene Wenger.He is to be replaced on a temporary basis by assistant and former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.Arsenal said the decision had been “taken due to results and performances not being at the level required”.The Gunners have not won in seven games and lost 2-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday.They are without a Premier League victory since 6 October and eight points off the top four.They finished fifth in 48-year-old Emery’s first season in charge at Emirates Stadium after he replaced Wenger.The Gunners started this season with back-to-back victories against Newcastle and Burnley, but that run ended with defeat by Liverpool, before draws with north London rivals Tottenham and Watford followed.Their last Premier League victory was 1-0 win over Bournemouth.On Saturday, they battled to a 2-2 draw – their sixth of the season – at home to Southampton, with Alexandre Lacazette scoring an injury-time equaliser.Emery is the third managerial dismissal in the English top flight this season, after Javi Gracia and Mauricio Pochettino departed Watford and Tottenham respectively.Arsenal’s last victory came against Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League on 24 October, in which they needed two late Nicolas Pepe free-kicks to secure a 3-2 win. Source: BBC
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – As has been the tradition during the holiday season for years, the Stephen F. Austin Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) once again teamed up with the Toys for Tots organization to provide a joyous holiday season for individuals and families around the Nacogdoches area.The Lumberjacks’ SAAC coordinated toy drives during the SFA’s Nov. 15 home football game against Northwestern State, the Dec. 1 women’s basketball game against Wiley College and the Dec. 7 men’s basketball game against Louisiana Tech.In addition to the toys collected during the three drives, various Stephen F. Austin student-athletes also donated toys during their team Christmas parties. Those offerings were added to the haul collected from SFA’s three games.Toys for Tots began in 1947 and has become an avenue for raising funds and purchasing toys. The organization currently distributes 18 million toys to seven million less fortunate children annually.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.