Subash Singh was the difference in the end between NEROCA FC and Shillong Lajong as the team from Manipur edged a 1-0 in an I-League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong on Saturday.The 27-year-old Subash scored in the 83rd minute, as NEROCA FC in their maiden appearance continued their good run in the I-League. This was their third win this season and have 10 points after five games played.The first half of the game was filled with a lot of action.Lajong, as well as NEROCA FC, played some offensive football in their pursuit of the opening goal. Despite the fact that this is not their home turf, Neroca played with utmost confidence and were as comfortable in their offence as was Lajong.A great cross from Pritam Ningthoujam and cool header from Subash Singam earn us three points today at the northeast derby !!SHILLONG LAJONG FC 0 – 1 NEROCA FC#heroileague #indianfootball #nerocafc #prideofmanipur #orangebrigade #backtheorange #india #manipur #lajvsnfc pic.twitter.com/Qf9dnvRLIe- Neroca FC (@NerocaFC) December 23, 2017Lajong, on the other hand, seemed really desperate to score a goal and secure their position in the game. There was a brilliant attempt taken by Aimen Saleh Abdullah AL-Hagri of Lajong but it could not draw any result for the Reds.Towards the middle of the first half, Lajong looked in a bit of trouble when NEROCA started dominating the game for a short while but then the strong Lajong defence held them at bay.There were no substitutions in the first half for any of the two teams but there was a yellow card shown to Juho Ho (21) of Lajong in the 40th minute. Both the teams headed towards the dressing room without any difference between them.advertisementAfter the resumption, Nedo Turkovic made his debut for the Manipuri outfit, having replaced Israilov Akhlidin. Ex- Mariner Singam Subhash Singh of NEROCA FC came very close to breaching the Lajong defence but eventually, it was averted by the gritty Lajong defence.Meanwhile, Gift Raikhan had to introduce Thokchom Naoba Singh in the 79th minute to replace Govind Singh Moirangthem who was hurt badly.Four Minutes later, Subash Singh of Neroca headed a brilliant cross from Pritam Singh home to leave Lajong Goalie stranded. The poacher was left completely unmarked by the Lajong defenders and the Neroca FC striker encashed on that to muster all three points.
zoom A start-up company established in July 2017, 300cubits, plans to be the first to launch an actual blockchain application for the container shipping market, according to Alphaliner.The company aims to roll out a booking deposit system on June 15, 2018, which would use blockchain technology and a dedicated crypto currency to address the problem of cargo “no-shows” and “rollovers”.300cubits claims these are the key challenges in the container shipping industry as 25%-30% of the carriers’ bookings never show up and rolling always happens in the most inconvenient time, Alphaliner writes.The company plans to distribute its own crypto-currency, named “TEU tokens”, to industry participants as the first step in getting stakeholders to adopt the new system. The company started given out TEU tokens to the industry participants at no cost on February 1, 2018.“The container shipping industry has been slow in adopting new technology and widespread scepticism remains about the viability of such initiatives,” Alphaliner informed.Initiated by a Hong Kong-based company, 300cubits would provide the TEU token for the industry to use as booking deposit through Booking Deposit Module, a cloud-based system built on blockchain.
zoom TOTE Maritime Alaska, part of American marine transportation group TOTE, has completed the first of four conversion periods for the Orca class vessels, a process which will enable the ships to use LNG as fuel. TOTE Maritime’s North Star arrived in Anchorage on February 25, completing its first voyage after being outfitted with two LNG tanks immediately behind the ship’s bridge.In addition to the LNG tanks and accompanying infrastructure, the ship received engine updates necessary to utilize LNG as a fuel and underwent a standard regulatory dry-dock, the company said.In 2017, the company contracted MAN PrimeServ, a division of MAN Diesel & Turbo, to convert two roll on/roll-off (RoRo) ships to dual-fuel operation.This conversion is expected to reduce air emissions from the 65,314 gross ton ships, eliminating sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter while reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide.“We are excited to be the first shipping company in the United States to undertake this important environmental effort” Mike Noone, President of TOTE Maritime Alaska, noted.Over the next four years, three more conversion periods will be required to finalize the transition of TOTE Maritime Alaska’s vessels to LNG. Each of these conversion periods will take place in the winter. The conversion of both ships is scheduled to be complete in Q1 of 2021.