Japan’s average spot LNG price climbs in August

first_imgThe average price Japanese buyers paid for spot LNG cargoes contracted in August rose for the third month in a row.The data released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry shows that the contracted spot LNG price rose 7 percent when compared to the previous month and 84.4 percent year-on-year.The average price of spot LNG cargoes delivered to Japan in August stood at $9.8/MMBtu, down 4.8 percent from July and a rise of 75 percent when compared to August 2017, METI data showed.Only spot LNG cargoes are taken into account in this assessments, excluding short, medium and long-term contract cargoes, as well as those linked to a particular price index. LNG World News Stafflast_img

Bulldogs Sweep Lions In Softball

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldog Softball team defeated Rushville last night by a score of 3-2 in 8 innings.The Bulldogs got on base early in the 1st inning when Laker singled to center with a base hit, but was thrown out on the next pitch as she attempted to steal 2nd. A strike out by Burkhart ended the 1st inning for the Bulldogs. A walk by Muir #14 to start the game for Rushville and a single to left field put runners in scoring position early. A 6-5 play on a ground ball forced Muir out at 3rd. A pop up behind home plate and catch by Cornn outed Kuhn, and a ground out by Muir #10 ended the inning with no runs scored.The Bulldogs were held scoreless in the 2nd and 3rd innings while Rushville scored 2. The first came after Muir #14 singled to left field and then reached 2nd on an error by the Bulldogs attempting to throw her out stealing. A single to center field by Hamilton scored Muir on another error by the Bulldogs attempting to throw her out at home and allowed Hamilton to reach 3rd base. A sacrifice fly by Marquez scored Hamilton. Two ground outs later ended the inning.The Bulldogs scored one run in the 4th inning after Obermeyer walked and Wilson tripled to CF to score courtesy runner Nunlist. The Bulldogs score their second run in the 6th inning after Waechter reached on an error and advanced to 2nd. Wilson singled to center advancing Waechter home.A pitchers duel ensued through the 7th and into the 8th inning. After a strike out by Cornn to start the 8th, Westerfeld walked and courtesy runner Nunlist advanced to 2nd after a wild pitch. Garcia sacrifice bunted successfully to advance Nunlist to 3rd. Laker singled to left field scoring Nunlist.  A Rushville strike out and two fly outs ended the game.Westerfeld led the team in pitching with 4 strikeouts and no earned runs coming in to relieve Obermeyer in the 4th inning. Wilson led the team at the plate with 2 hits (single and triple) and 2 RBIs. Laker finished with 3 hits and an RBI. Garcia had 3 hits, Obermeyer 2 hits and 2 walks, and Burkhard ended with a hit.  Wilson ended the game with 9 putouts while Burkhart finished with 6 assists.Rushville looked a whole lot better defensively than they did last week and they made it very difficult to score runs. Westerfeld did a great job of shutting their hitters down when she came in to start the fourth inning.‘This was a great win for us as we move to our last week of regular season softball with 4 games next week.’ Bulldogs Coach Randy Obermeyer.Next up – Connersville on Monday at home with a 5:30 PM start.The JV Lady Bulldogs traveled to Rushville Thursday evening and defeated the Lady Lions by a score of 13-2.  The Lady Bulldogs capitalized on solid hitting and terrific pitching to earn the victory.Batesville was first on the board in the top half of the third when they scored six runs off of eight hits in the frame.  They would go on to add five more in the fourth and another two in the fifth.  Rushville would get on the board but not until late in the bottom half of the fifth where they scored two runs. The Lady Bulldogs ended the game by getting an uncharacteristic 4-3-2-6 double play. Solid defense was key on the night as the Lady Bulldogs only committed a single error.The Lady Bulldogs pounded out 16 total hits on the evening with Gwen Martin leading the way slugging out three singles, two runs scored, and an RBI.  Abby Westerfeld, Chloe Saler, Hannah Nunlist, Anna Gerth, and McKenzie Laker all had two hits a piece while Kylie Laker, Ainsley Phipps, and Zoe Peters each had one.  Westerfeld led the team with three runs scored while Nunlist and Phipps contributed with three RBI’s a piece.Kylie Laker was excellent in her first start of the season going all five innings for the Lady Bulldogs punching out seven Lady Lions hitters.The win improves the JV Lady Bulldog record to 6-7 on the season. Batesville JV softball will next be in action Tuesday evening at home against the visiting Milan Lady Indians.  First pitch will be immediately following the varsity game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens.last_img read more

Charles William Connall, 73

first_imgCharles William Connall, 73, of Greensburg, passed away on July 5, 2019. He was born on January 6, 1946 in Adams, Indiana, the son of Charles and Mary (Stevens) Connall.  He was a 1964 graduate of St. Paul High School.  Charlie Bill was raised on a dairy farm in Adams Township and enjoyed farming in his early years. On August 1, 1965 he married Linda Lou McClain and together they raised three daughters; Charity, Sarah, and Rachel.  He spent 25 years with Moorman’s Manufacturing as a feed salesman and upon his retirement worked as the Department Manager in the Dairy Department at Walmart. For the past 13 years he served his community as the Adams Township Trustee, a job he took to heart and did well.  He was a member of the Clarksburg Christian Church.He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years and daughters: Charity (Doug) Banks, Sarah (Rick) Eckert, and Rachel Adams (Bo Loggan). He continues to be admired by 6 grandchildren: Cody Banks, Christin Banks, Rebekah Netherton, Conner Eckert, Xavier Adams and Gabriella Adams. Other survivors include siblings: Judy Kitchin, Phyllis (Bill) Taylor, Susie (Gus) Werner, Wanda (Mike) Clark and George (Kim) Connall as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Star Baptist Church with Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at the Star Baptist Church Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to Our Hospice of South Central or to the Clarksburg Christian Church.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

Men’s Tennis: Badgers post impressive 29-7 at Bobby Bayliss Invitational

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s tennis team could not have dreamed of better results from their weekend at the Bobby Bayliss Invitational in South Bend, Indiana, winning a total of 29 matches and only dropping seven the entire time. Junior and Spain native, Chema Carranza, led the way for the Badgers, going undefeated and winning all four of his matches. Two of those four were played with his partner, Chase Colton, in doubles. The duo moved to 8-0 on the season and has cemented itself as one of the most dominant on the squad. Carranza was named to the All-Tournament Team after his stellar performance for his efforts all three days.Men’s tennis: Senior John Zordani looks to lead younger teammates in 2016 through experienceJohn Zordani is a Big Ten anomaly. He is the sole representative of the senior class on a talented University Read…Despite the quick start by Carranza, the rest of the Badgers only picked up steam as the weekend progressed. The squad battled early, winning three of their first four singles in the third sets, and pushing toward a successful finish to the Invitational. Day two saw the unranked Badgers assert themselves against big ten opponents Penn State and Indiana, as well as the likes of Marquette and Notre Dame. In a day of singles matches, Wisconsin came away with ten wins total and seemed to separate themselves from the pack. In his first of two triumphs in the second day of action, Alan Sweet won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0, and set the standard early. Not to be outdone, Wisconsin’s player of the weekend, Carranza, made quick work of Notre Dame’s Jonathon Small and disposed of him in two sets while only surrendering two games.The final day was the strongest showing of the tournament, however, as the Badgers went 7-1 in singles and a pristine 4-0 in doubles. The charge was led by Carranza again as he stuck out a three set win over Michigan’s Davis Crocker. The junior then teamed up with Colton to scorch the Louisville duo of George Hedley and Sean Donohue eight games to two. The Badgers wrapped up the weekend at an outstanding 29-7 and set a solid precedent going forward. Head coach Danny Westerman and the squad should be in a good position as they approach the midway point in their early season tournaments. Wisconsin takes the next week off before traveling to Columbus, Ohio for the ITA All-American Tournament on October 20th.last_img read more