Global decline in natural gas turbine demand hits Siemens

first_imgGlobal decline in natural gas turbine demand hits Siemens FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:German engineering firm Siemens plans to dismiss about 200 workers at a gas turbines parts and components service center in Houston, Texas, next year due to weaker global demand, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.The Texas operation will close between late 2019 and 2020, according to the spokesman, who called the decision “difficult.”In a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission, Siemens also pointed to overcapacity within its network.Siemens said in September that it would cut 2,900 jobs in Germany to boost the competitiveness of its Power and Gas and Process Industries divisions.Along with turbine competitors General Electric and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Siemens has faced oversupply and declining sales as demand for gas turbines has plunged.More: Siemens to shut Texas turbines service facility, dismiss workerslast_img read more

Former MotoGP champion dies following cycling accident in Italy

first_imgFormer MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died aged 35 following a cycling accident in Italy last week.Bufalini Hospital in Cesena confirmed on Monday that the American had passed away, five days after the incident took place.It was reported last Wednesday that Hayden was struck by a Peugeot which ended with the car’s windshield being smashed.Hayden was then treated by medical staff at the scene of the road accident, before being taken to the local hospital in Rimini where he was being treated for “severe chest and head injuries”.The Kentucky rider was a former MotoGP world champion who rode for Honda and Ducati for 12 years between 2003-2015, and famously beat Valentino Rossi to the MotoGP title in 2006.He switched to World Superbikes for the past two seasons, and won his first World Superbike race at Sepang in Malaysia just one year ago.last_img read more

Clippers’ Landry Shamet, Marcus Morris feeling some growing pains

first_img Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “They just didn’t knock down shots tonight, it was one of those days,” Leonard said. “They got some good looks; just didn’t go down.”Clippers Coach Doc Rivers ventured that shooting struggles can crop up when players are adjusting to changes in their roles — something both players are dealing with.Morris has vastly different duties in L.A. than he did in New York, where he was expected to do carry a large part of the offense on a Knicks team that was 16-36 when he was dealt.“Obviously, you have great scorers on this (Clippers) team,” he said Sunday. “I’m cool with playing a role. I’ve been playing a significant role on a bunch of teams in this league. This is no different … I’m here to help win. I need to be better regardless of what my role is: I’m a veteran, a pro. I just need to be better. I didn’t feel like I impacted this game to the best of my abilities, even without scoring.”Related Articles For Shamet’s part, his playing time has diminished from the 29.2 minutes he was averaging through his first 38 games. Now that the Clippers are healthy and have welcomed aboard guard Reggie Jackson (who is averaging 20.1 minutes per game), Shamet came into Sunday’s game averaging 20.1 minutes of court time in seven games since the All-Star break.“It is such a different role for (Shamet) too in a lot of ways,” Rivers added. “Sham’s minutes have been cut drastically and … he’s gotta get comfortable in his role. This is why it’s important now, we finally got a healthy team, guys can get adjusted to their roles and we can grow from there.”HEY, BROThe Morris twins showed up to Staples Center together Sunday and then played against each other for the first time as representing L.A.’s respective squads.For the Lakers, Markieff finished with four points on 2-for-5 shooting in 16 minutes.“It was special, very special, and not only for us but for my family,” Marcus said after the game. “My grandfather, who is 90, enjoys watching us, enjoys the game of basketball. It’s special for our family. We don’t take it for granted — any of this — because we both worked extremely hard to get to this position. We’re both just equally happy for each other.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 LOS ANGELES — Between them, Marcus Morris Sr. and Landry Shamet — who together have averaged 19 points per game in the 10 contests since Morris became a Clipper — combined for a single point in Sunday’s 112-103 loss to the Lakers.In 29 minutes of action, Morris missed all nine shots he took, including his seven attempts from 3-point range. Shamet had only three attempts, including one from deep, and he made none of them in his 8:25 on the court.Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard shrugged it off: Sometimes shots just don’t fall.center_img “(Morris) will get it but it’s going to take time,” Rivers said. “I talked to him before the game and told him, ‘Just be patient, it’s going to happen.’ It’s tough when you go from a place where you touch the ball probably every possession to every other, every five, and usually it’s a ball swing for a shot. It’s a role he can do, I have 100% confidence in that, but it is, it takes some getting used to.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum last_img read more