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Hurricane suffers a setback during Lancaster hook-up operations

first_imgFirst oil is scheduled for the first half of 2019. Offshore Energy Today Staff Hurricane plans a phased development of the Lancaster field. The first phase of the development is an EPS, using two wells tied back to the Aoka Mizu FPSO. Hurricane completed the subsea installation for the Lancaster EPS and became ready for the arrival of the Aoka Mizu FPSO in September 2018. In mid-October, the FPSO started its journey from Dubai to Rotterdam for a final scope of work after which it headed to the Scottish waters. According to the company, due to the predicted deterioration in weather conditions, the Aoka Mizu FPSO has returned to the Cromarty Firth to complete remediation work on the buoy pull-in system and prepare for the next opportunity to pull in the buoy.center_img Hurricane said it will issue a further announcement once the hook-up has been successfully completed. UK-based Hurricane Energy has encountered a problem during the hook-up stage of its Early Production System (EPS) development of the Lancaster field in the West of Shetland area and the Aoka Mizu FPSO has been forced to return to the Cromarty Firth. Hurricane informed on Monday that, during the buoy hook-up operation on January 18, 2019, the rope being used to pull in the buoy became snagged and it was not possible to complete the hook-up operation. The rope has now been freed and the buoy returned to its starting position, Hurricane said. last_img read more

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Wenger in it for the long haul

Arsene Wenger says he is more committed to the job than ever and that the thought of retirement makes him panic. “You would not necessarily expect people to insult you on the way to the train. It’s the way society has gone and you have to go with it. You can take it or not. I can, as well, take a distance from that. “I know the same people can be excessive on one side and the other side. That’s where experience helps. You have a good assessment of who you are. And you’re not influenced by what people say, whether that’s on one side too positive and on the other side too negative.” Meanwhile, goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could be offered the chance of a loan move to Roma, Press Association Sport understands. The 25-year-old played in the FA Cup final win over Aston Villa at Wembley, but lost his place in the Gunners’ Barclays Premier League side to David Ospina at the turn of the year following some inconsistent performances and being fined for smoking in the showers after the defeat at Southampton. Following the arrival of veteran Petr Cech from Chelsea, the Poland international appears set to get the chance of some regular match action with the Italian club. Midfielder Mathieu Flamini is expected to leave for Galatasaray. Press Association At 65 and approaching the start of his 20th year with Arsenal, the Frenchman could be forgiven for considering following the path of old foe Sir Alex Ferguson into a life away from the game. On the contrary, though, Wenger has never been more up for the challenge and has admitted that he cannot allow the thought of packing in to linger. In an interview with a number of national newspapers, he said: “Retirement? Yes, it crosses my mind sometimes but for no longer than five seconds because I panic a little bit. “When we played at Man United, he (Ferguson) came to meet me after the game. I said: ‘Come on, you don’t miss it?’ He says: ‘No.’ He had enough. He goes to every game. But he has horses. I have no horses. “Enthusiasm? That is not a problem, honestly. I am more committed than ever for that. I just think the number of times you have done it doesn’t count. It is how much you love what you do that counts. “And the love of what you do is not necessarily diminished by the number of times you’ve done it. Football is new every day. That’s a big quality. It makes you question. “Because with every defeat people say: ‘What is this guy doing?’ Every three days you are questioned. You have an exam every three days. You have no way to look back. You have to prepare for the next exam and come out of it with success. So it always demands 100% commitment.” Wenger’s commitment was tested last season when, after a particularly nasty defeat at Stoke, he was verbally abused by a section of his club’s supporters as he boarded a train for home. Experience, he says, cannot prepare him for moments like that. “I have big experience and experience helps you anticipate what you will face. I did not necessarily anticipate that. Even here there are unpredictable responses,” he said. read more

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Judge calls for second expert to evaluate Austin Harrouff in deadly face-biting attack

first_imgA judge in Florida has granted a motion to have a second mental health expert evaluate Austin Harrouff who is accused of fatally attacking a couple outside their home and chewing off part of the man’s face back in August of 2016.Earlier this month, a health expert for the state agreed with a defense expert’s assessment that Harrouff was insane when he attacked the couple.Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer Jr. said this will be the only time he’ll grant permission for prosecutors to have a second expert evaluate Harrouff, who was 19 when the attacks happened.last_img

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgDr. Allen Sills, the NFL chief medical officer, said more than one negative test is required before players initially enter the building to begin physical exams or any form of team activity. NFL-CHIEFSChiefs won’t take the field for a whileKANSAS CITY (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs began the intake process for first-year players Monday after the NFL gave them the go-ahead along with the Houston Texans, their opponent in the season opener Sept. 10. But it could be quite a while before they get on the field for training camp. All players must test negative twice before they are admitted to the facility, then they will spend a couple of days doing the more routine physicals and getting their equipment sorted out. Update on the latest sports Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-TESTING POLICY NFL players to be tested daily for COVID-19 first 2 weeks UNDATED (AP) — NFL players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp per the league’s new testing protocols. The NFL and the players’ union reached an agreement as rookies for Houston and Kansas City were set to report to camp Monday. Rookies for other teams begin arriving Tuesday. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Alamitos is off probation after the California Horse Racing Board approved its plan to address injuries and deaths at the Orange County track. The board voted 6-0 to allow Los Alamitos to continue operating. The track had been on a 10-day probation and under threat of losing its license that runs through Dec. 22. The board says 21 horses have died from racing or training at the track in 2020, including 10 since May 26. Track owner Ed Allred told the board his group will do everything possible to improve in the future. Veterans are due July 28, and coach Andy Reid said it could be 10 days after that before full practices begin.NFL-JETS-GIANTS-FANSNo fans at Jets or Giants gamesEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets and Giants announced they will not have fans at home games this season “until further notice” because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams, who play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and have separate training facilities in the state, released a joint statement Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy announced an executive order limiting outdoor public gatherings to 500 people. The Jets and Giants say the decision to not have fans – at least for now – was reached after discussions with Murphy, with the health and safety of fans, players and staff being considered.The teams also announced that “out of an abundance of caution,” fans will not be able to attend training camp practices this summer.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB-BLUE JAYSBlue Jays talk to other teams about sharing ballparkTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are talking to the Pittsburgh Pirates about sharing a major league ballpark this season after Canada’s government barred them from playing in their home stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic. center_img The league, in consultation with its players, is not revealing the identity of players who test positive, or their teams. The two players who tested positive are self-isolating per national and local health protocols.A total of 2,618 tests of more than 800 players from July 13-17 were done by the league. Training camps opened July 13, with 24 teams preparing to compete in an expanded playoff format in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, starting on Aug. 1.Teams are scheduled to travel to both hub cities on Sunday.The NHL reported it had 33 players test positive during the period after the league paused its season in March to the start of camps.MLB-BRAVES-CHOP SIGN NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has doubled the isolated camera angles available for video review from 12 to 24 and arranged for high-frame rate cameras to stream directly to the new replay operations center and ballpark video rooms. The time each manager has to decide whether to challenge an umpire’s call has been cut from 30 seconds to 20. The shift to a new replay operations center twice the size of the old one is part of the move of Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media to a combined office space in Manhattan, across the street from Radio City Music Hall.HORSE RACING-LOS ALAMITOS-PROBATIONCalifornia racetrack off probation after new safety plan approved Braves remove ‘Chop On’ signATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have removed a “Chop On” sign that sat near an entrance to Truist Park as the team considers its stance on fans’ tomahawk chop chant. The removal of the wooden sign came as the team changed its slogan from “Chop On” to “For The A” for the 2020 season. The team’s stance on the chant has been watched closely since last year’s NL Division Series. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley, a member of the Cherokee Nation, said he found the chant insulting. The Braves said they would continue to examine the chant after the season, and that process continues.MLB-VIDEO REVIEW More camera angles, less time to challenge Pirates President Travis Williams confirmed the talks and sounded ready to welcome the Blue Jays. Williams calls it a challenge but says if the Pirates are able to safely accommodate the Blue Jays, it will bring international attention to Pittsburgh. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says the team is focused on getting into a major league facility and has more than five backup plans. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLTwo players test positive during early days of training campUNDATED (AP) — The NHL says only two players tested positive for COVID-19 during the first five days of training camp last week. July 20, 2020last_img read more

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Cali third, McMonagle fourth for Bees at sectional wrestling meet

first_imgThe middle of February means that, for the Baldwinsville wrestling team, it was time to again head to SRC Arena for the Section III championship meet.And while the Bees did not have any of its wrestlers reach the finals, it still got a handful of podium finishes as it picked up 50.5 points for 13th place in the team portion, Fulton winning with 258.5 points.Aiden Cali earned third place at 106 pounds, having nearly got to the title round before a narrow 7-6 defeat to Watertown’s Jack Clough in the semifinals.Moving to the consolation bracket, Cali won over Damon Hogan (Central Square) and then pinned Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA’s Jackson Thomas in the third-place bout.Jared McMonagle was the lone B’ville wrestler to enter the sectional meet as a top seed, at 99 pounds, and did pin his quarterfinal opponent, Liverpool’s Lucas Smith, in 55 seconds.But in the semifinals, McMonagle ran into Indian River’s no. 4 seed, Brady Lynch, who beat him 10-4. McMonagle would win once in the consolation bracket, but settled for fourth place when Carthage’s Shay Sinitiere claimed a 9-5 decision in the consolation bracket final.Max Naples earned sixth place at 120 pounds. Connor Krahl, after a first-round 2-1 win over Trey Darmody-Latham (Syracuse) in the first round at 160 pounds, got pinned by the eventual champion, Fulton’s Kamrin Galvin, in the quarterfinals.At 182 pounds, Mike Krahl lost to another top seed, Carthage’s Tom Albright. Jacob Mitts (220 pounds) pinned the Comets’ Michael Okooti but suffered a 17-second fall by Auburn’s Keyshin Cooper in the next round.Korbin Haney (285 pounds) took a quarterfinal defeat to Liverpool’s J.J. Guindy. Kegan Hayes (99) lost in the opening round, as did Mason Clarke at 113 pounds, Ryan Hemund at 152 pounds and Fred Pickard at 182.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvillewrestlinglast_img read more

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USC gears up for tilts with LMU, Pacific

first_imgA battle to the bitter end last Saturday saw the then-No.1 USC men’s water polo team claw its way back from deficit several times against then-No. 3 Stanford. After ultimately falling to the Cardinal by one goal, however, the Trojans (16-3) will look to pick themselves back up once more when they face Loyola Marymount (5-12) today and Pacific (12-7) this Saturday.King of wings · Redshirt senior driver Rex Butler had four goals in the Trojans’ loss to Stanford last week and will look to lead USC past – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe Trojans suffered their third loss of the year and first loss in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference play after a goal in the closing stages gave the Cardinal an 11-10 victory. USC has now lost to all three of the other “Big Four” teams in men’s water polo — Stanford, Cal and UCLA — but with all three losses coming by margins of two goals or less, head coach Jovan Vavic believes his team can only go up from here.“When you look at the way we played defensively [against Stanford], and that we only lost by one, I think there’s lots of positives,” Vavic said. “I think overall it’s not really a terrible loss. Considering this is the first time we played [the Cardinal], we played them in their own pool and they’re a very experienced team — they haven’t really lost much, and we’re playing with a completely new team — I feel pretty good about our chances next time we play them.”Today’s game against LMU marks the Trojans’ first meeting of the year with the Lions. Saturday’s matchup against Pacific will be both the USC’s second home game of the year at Uytengsu Aquatic Center and its second time facing the Tigers. The Trojans topped the Tigers in last year’s NCAA Finals to win their sixth straight national championship, and defeated the Tigers in the rematch 10-3 at this season’s Triton Tournament on Sept. 7.With a chance to get back on the right track against LMU and Pacific, Vavic made better power play defense a focal point for the future, citing the Trojans’ SoCal Tournament title win earlier in the season.“The reason we won the SoCal Tournament was because our down-man defense was excellent. Excellent,” Vavic said. “In this game, it was terrible. Stanford scored six goals out of eight 6-on-5 opportunities, and that’s a terrible percentage for us. At the same time our 6-on-5 against Stanford was three [goals] out of seven [opportunities]. Those are two areas right there that make a difference in winning and losing — we score one and we stop them once, we win the game.”Despite never leading in last weekend’s game, the Trojans persisted through multi-goal deficits at the end of both the first and second halves. Redshirt senior driver Rex Butler, who scored late in the fourth quarter against Stanford to equalize the game at 10-all, emphasized the need to remain persistent through the upcoming matchups.“I think we showed great resilience,” Butler said. “It’s always disappointing to take a loss like that, but the most important thing is to learn from our mistakes and make sure the loss doesn’t go to waste. We’ve got to correct every mistake and move forward.”As they move forward, the Trojans will want to stave off any potential upsets this week and use the two games to regain their offensive rhythm. Though the team scored ten goals, Stanford goalie Drew Holland tallied 20 saves, which USC senior driver Kostas Genidounias attributed to the Trojans’ own failure to finish at the cage.“It was really just bad [shooting] by us,” Genidounias said. “In the first half [against Stanford] we were two out of twenty [in shots]. Out of these 18 shots we missed, around 10 to 12 were right on the goalkeeper, so we made him look like a hero when we just didn’t shoot well.”The Trojans travel to Westchester, California, today to face the Lions starting at 4 p.m. before returning home for their 1 p.m. game Saturday at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.last_img read more

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League Cup semi-finals get underway.

first_imgLiverpool and Chelsea are aiming to move a step closer to Wembley this evening.Anfield hosts the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.The winner will go on to face either Tottenham or third tier Sheffield United, who play their first leg tomorrow.last_img

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Mark Commends Lords’ Support for Golf

first_imgOver 120 players from different parts of the country participated at the event over five days.Lords Dry Gin’s Brand Manager, Bojuwade Adebowale said that the event provided for them a platform to drive down Lords commitment to continually support for the games development nationally.According to him; “Lords and golf have come a long way,  both at professional and amateur level and we are using this to communicate the depth of our commitment to the game throughout the country”Former number one golfer Oche Odoh dominated the professional’s category with a record score of 21 under par to pick the winner’s cheque of the N5million total purse staked at the event.The South African base player shot 66, 68, 67, 66 at the par 72 course to emerge winner.He beat the duo of Chidi Tobias and Emos Korblah to joint second position with 19 strokes advantage.“I am very delighted to have played and won here with this measure of margin. It is a great feeling and reinforces my ambition to go out there to compete in the bigger league.”  he said.UCL RESULTSDortmund 2-3 MonacoBayern 1-2 Real MadridAtletico 1-0 LeicesterShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Senate President, David Mark has applauded the contribution of Lords Dry Gin to the success of the Pro-Am Golf Tournament in his honour over the weekend.Mark who also competed at the event said the makers of the Nigeria’s premium gin has redefined expectation at Pro-Am events with their offerings at St. Mark Golf Course, Otukpo, Benue State.“The participation of lords at this event is highly appreciated and has added a lot to the fun and participation this year. We are eagerly hoping that this is sustained for future  events. We appreciate the innovation they brought.” He said.last_img read more

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Doc Rivers downplays Blake Griffin’s struggles vs Thunder

first_imgInjury updateRivers remained skeptical forward Hedo Turkoglu would play in the remainder of the Clippers-Oklahoma City series after nursing a back injury since Game 5 of the team’s first-round matchup against Golden State. “He put gym shorts on today so that’s progress,” Rivers said. “I’m serious about that. That’s the first time he’s been able to do anything. It doesn’t look good to be honest.”Turkoglu injured his back after colliding with Warriors forward David Lee. Turkoglu has averaged 3.2 points on 38.5 percent shooting in 38 games. Should the Clippers advance to the Western Conference Finals, however, Rivers sounded optimistic his backup forward would return. According to that timetable, Turkoglu would still sit out in at least Game 4 (at Staples Center on Sunday) and Game 5 (at Oklahoma City on Tuesday).Supply and demandThe Clippers have attracted a lot of attention for numerous reasons.The Lakers ended their season three weeks ago. Controversey emerged over embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racially offensive statements on an audio tape. Uncertainty lingers over how the Clippers and NBA will navigate potential legal issues in ensuring Sterling sells the team. But the Clippers are also impressing enough fans with their on-court play that Game 3 marked the most expensive ticket on the secondary market in their second round series.Vivid Seats, which attracts ticket prices on the secondary market, tabbed an average ticket to Game 3 of the Clippers-Thunder series on Friday as the most expensive. The median price of a ticket costs $230. That cost marked the seventh most expensive game out of all the eight second-round matchups. The median price of a ticket for Game 4 on Sunday costs $205. In his quest to become more of a complete player, Clippers forward Blake Griffin has resorted heavily on his jump shot.So much that those represented the majority of his field-goal attempts through the first two games of the Clippers’ Western Conference semifinals series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.There is only one problem though. Griffin shot a combined 12 of 29 from the field through the first two games. “I don’t mind Blake’s jump shot. I think it helps us,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said before Game 3 on Friday at Staples Center. “I think it helps us spread the floor. But we do want him to attack more.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Thunder seems content the way it is.“He’s made them this year more than ever,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said of Griffin. “If I had to pick a dunk or a shot, I would give him a shot.”The Clippers would choose Griffin dunks over his jumpers. But Rivers suggested the approach remains more complicated beyond Griffin changing his shot selection. He prefers that Griffin avoid many post-ups because of the Thunder’s physical frontline made up of Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka. Through two games, that pair has often frustrated him with physical force. “If you get hit enough, you’re going to lose focus,” Rivers said. “But I think he’s good, honestly.” last_img read more

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Whicker: The Fall could be the season for seasoned 22-year-old Julio Urias

first_imgAt the moment, what Urias is doing is one of those to-be-continued storylines. He is effectively the left-handed bullpen enforcer, but not a specialist. In eight of his past 11 appearances, Urias faced nine or more hitters.For those of you who are wondering how the Dodgers’ bullpen will function this fall, which is to say most of you, Urias is likely to follow the pattern set by Cleveland’s Andrew Miller in 2016, Houston’s Charlie Morton, Brad Peacock and Lance McCullers in 2017, and Boston’s Nate Eovaldi last year. He will not be looking over his shoulder. He will be expected to make it through the whole lineup, at least once.“I would say Julio has handled everything we’ve thrown at him with flying colors,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “It would be easier if we could get him more consistent appearances, but he’s done a great job of not letting it affect him.”But the postseason workload will be something new. Urias has not pitched with fewer than two days’ rest all season.He worked Sunday, his first appearance since July 30, and July 30 was his first appearance since July 23. He has an excellent 1.085 WHIP  (walks and hits, per innings pitched) and has struck out 65 in 62 ⅔ innings. Ever since they signed him, the Dodgers have treated him like the final bar of soap on a desert island, which is appropriate for such a talented kid who already has had labrum surgery. But this might be the year when the Dodgers uncover his card.“And we still project him to be in the starting rotation next year,” Roberts said. “This could be a jumping off point.”There might not be clear answers in the Dodgers bullpen but there certainly are possibilities. Kenta Maeda could be the fourth starter and so could  Rich Hill, provided he’s healthy. But Hill said Monday he’s game for relieving, and he’s notoriously good when he tours the lineup for the first time.Conceivably, Gonsolin and fellow rookie Dustin May are candidates, too. Mix in Joe Kelly and Pedro Baez and the only question, really, is Kenley Jansen, which is not a question we thought we’d be asking.If the Dodgers thought they were out of solutions, they would have emptied the bucket to get the Pirates’ Felipe Vazquez last week, even though they haven’t won annual division titles or earned 17-game leads by doing that.Urias will be in the midst of whatever they decide.“It can be a little bit hard,” Urias said. “You don’t always know how many innings you’re going to throw. But I’ve been able to adjust to it. You know October is going to be the hardest month if we are able to make the playoffs.”Urias was 19 years old when he made the Dodgers varsity, three years after he signed. Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Joc Pederson were in the lineup that night in New York, and so were Chase Utley, Yasmani Grandal, Adrian Gonzalez and Howie Kendrick. The relievers were Joe Blanton, Louis Coleman, J.P. Howell, Pedro Baez and Chris Hatcher.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire So he’s been here for a while, and yet he’s been largely holstered.“Patience has been a very important point for me,” Urias said. “I relied on it coming up through the minors. As long as I’m patient and healthy, I’m able to get into the situations I need to be in. I’m proud and happy that I’ve had that patience and I have this opportunity.”And what about starting?“I have been watching the way our starters work,” Urias said. “I was in that role in 2016 when I came up, so it’s not something I’m not accustomed to. I feel as long as I’m healthy, I can do anything.”After all, he’s not getting any younger, even though everyone else is. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season LOS ANGELES — Tony Gonsolin and Matt Beaty have two things in common. Both are Dodger rookies who are older than Julio Urias.Josh Sborz and Brock Stewart shared the same thing. So did Alex Verdugo, Max Muncy, Rocky Gale, Caleb Ferguson, Dennis Santana and you get the idea.Urias has been with the Dodgers since 2016, yet he is just 22 years old. He finds this more amusing than the National League will someday. He smiled when someone asked him Monday if he felt like a kid or a veteran.“I feel more so a young player, but the way the rest of the team treats me, it makes me feel comfortable,” Urias said, through an interpreter. “I wouldn’t say I’m a veteran, but I think I know what I’m doing now.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

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