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  • MLS shutting down, Inter Miami owner says

    first_img Associated Press March 12, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local MLS shutting down, Inter Miami owner says Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMajor League Soccer is shutting down because of the coronavirus, according to Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas.Mas says the target period for the hiatus is 30 days.He told players and coaches, then held a news conference and says, “We’ve made a decision as a league this morning, as owners, that play will be suspended temporarily.”The expansion team owned by Mas and former England captain David Beckham had been scheduled to play its home opener Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Tags: Inter Miami/MLS/Real Salt Lakelast_img read more

  • Brazil’s Petrobras to purchase P-71 FPSO unit to develop Itapu field

    first_img BM-S-11 Consortium is operated by Petrobras with 65% stake. (Credit: D Thory from Pixabay) Brazil’s state-run oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has agreed to purchase the P-71 Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for $353m, and use it for the development of the Itapu field.The FPSO was to be used at Tupi field, formerly known as Lula, which is located in BM-S-11 block. The field is situated in the Santos Basin, 250km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.BM-S-11 Consortium is operated by Petrobras with 65% stake while other partners include Shell Brasil Petróleo (25%) and Petrogal Brasil (10%).In a press statement, Petrobras said: “After the auction of the transfer of rights surplus occurred in November 2019, the production rights of the Itapu field are now fully owned by Petrobras and the allocation of the FPSO P-71 in the field will allow the anticipation of its first oil in about one year.”P-71 platform is in final construction phaseThe 150,000 barrels/d P-71 platform, which is in the final construction phase at the Jurong Shipyard in the state of Espírito Santo, will be allocated in Itapu field.The consortium plans make a revised development plan for the Tupi field and submit it to Brazil’s oil and gas regulator ANP in 2021.The firm said in a statement: “This initiative seeks to implement complementary production development projects resilient to low oil prices, allowing to further increase the recovery factor of the field, which is currently the world’s largest producer in deep waters and whose accumulated production has already exceeded 2 billion boe.”The acquisition of P-71 platform forms part of the company’s strategy to focus on its activities on world-class assets in deep and ultra-deep waters.In September, Petrobras said it plans to spend $6bn to decommission 18 offshore platforms, subsea gas pipelines, and offshore wells. The 150,000 barrels/d P-71 platform will be allocated in Itapu field, instead of originally planned installation at Tupi fieldlast_img read more

  • 16 days agoReturn pushed back for Newcastle winger Ritchie after surgery

    first_imgReturn pushed back for Newcastle winger Ritchie after surgeryby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United winger Matt Ritchie has undergone an operation on his ankle.The Scotland international has been out of action since August. He has been recovering from a nasty challenge by Hamza Choudhury in the League Cup lost to Leicester City.The Chronicle says a decision was made to have the surgery to “clear up the area” around his ankle. Ritchie had recently returned to first-team training but his return now looks likely to be further away than anticipated. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Teekay LNG Partners Secures USD 816 Mn Loan for LNG Carriers

    first_imgzoom Owner and operator of liquefied natural gas carriers Teekay LNG Partners has completed a USD 816 million long-term debt facility to finance all six of its 50-percent owned ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings.The first vessel from the batch is scheduled to join its owner in January 2018, while the remaining ships would be delivered through to early-2020.Teekay LNG Partners said that these newbuildings will service the Yamal LNG project under charter contracts with firm charter periods out to 2045 plus option periods.“Together with our joint venture partner, China LNG Shipping, we are pleased to announce this significant project milestone for our ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings for the Yamal LNG project, which has successfully commenced producing LNG at the first train and recently completed its first LNG cargo loading,” Brody Speers, Chief Financial Officer of Teekay Gas Group Ltd, said.“With the long-term financing for all six of our 50-percent owned ARC7 vessels now in place, we look forward to the expected delivery and charter contract commencement of our first ARC7 LNG carrier newbuilding in January 2018,” Speers added.With the completion of this ARC7 financing, the Partnership has now completed USD 2.2 billion in debt financings for the newbuildings in the past 12 months and has financed 14 of its remaining 15 LNG carrier newbuildings, including one floating storage unit.last_img read more

  • Most actors have crocodile skin Soha Ali Khan

    first_imgNew Delhi: She has been in the industry for almost 15 years and comes from a family full of popular names including Sharmila Tagore, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Actress Soha Ali Khan says showbiz is not meant for thin-skinned people. She feels most actors have a “crocodile skin”. Soha made her acting debut with “Dil Maange More” in 2004. She was later seen in films like “Rang De Basanti”, “Khoya Khoya Chand”, “Tum Mile” and “Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns” among others. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Asked if the acting profession comes with insecurities, Soha told IANS over an email: “People come with insecurities and the profession will exacerbate them if you are an insecure person. If you are made of thin skin, this is not the place for you or you will toughen up very fast.” “Most actors have crocodile skin and most people on social media, I think have crocodile skin. Because if you post something on social media and actually read the comments, some people will just be destroyed, but then you get used to it and like most human beings do, you adapt,” added the actress, who was here earlier this month for her association with BBLUNT. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna Soha feels being content is important. “You tend to realise that you can’t make everyone happy and the most important person you need to make happy is yourself,” she said. Stardom comes with an expiry date, has that thought ever crossed Soha’s mind? “No, life comes with an expiry date and stardom cannot be taken seriously because honestly when you go, you are not going to take your awards with you or your money with you. I mean people say that you leave behind something but I have seen enough famous people being forgotten and not being taken seriously,” said the 40-year-old actress. Soha, who is married to actor Kunal Kemmu, asserted that a lot should not be given away for glory. “People have short memories and they want to know the current favourite flavour of the month and that’s what life is now. So, I would say don’t sacrifice too much for stardom, it’s important to be happy in life. “If stardom makes you happy, great, but if it makes you unhappy then maybe you need to re-look at things,” said the mother of one. With over a decade dedicated to Hindi filmdom, Soha has not had an easy ride. She says there have been ups and downs but she has “grown as a person and as an actor”. “I have always wanted more opportunities. I feel like I have not been tapped fully as an actor but most greedy actors feel that way. I love my job; I have always enjoyed my career to be a part of my life and my entire life. I have always craved a balanced life… Being self-employed and being an actor gives you the flexibility to do something like that,” said Soha.last_img read more

  • Malda student tops in state city shines in CBSE 2019 results

    first_imgKolkata: Sumaita Laisa of Usha Martin School in Shimuldhabi under Gajole police station area in Malda has topped from the state in the CBSE Class X examination, the results of which were declared on Monday. Laisa scored 99.4 percent marks, bagging 497 out of 500.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated the students of the state. “Congratulations to all students who excelled and those who passed the CBSE exams. Good wishes to your parents and good luck for all your future endeavours,” she tweeted. “I had expected 95 to 96 percent marks but 99.4 percent came as a surprise for me. I want to be a doctor so I will take up Biology in my higher studies,” Laisa said. The schools in Kolkata affiliated to the CBSE board also fared well, with South Point High School emerging at the top with Suchana Haldar scoring 496 out of 500. However, Saumodip Das of Khalsa Model High School in Dunlop scored the same marks as Suchana. “I want to study Chemistry in my higher education. The support from my parents and my school has contributed to my success. I was confident of scoring high marks but 99.2 percent has come as a surprise,” Saumodip said. His father Amarnath Das, who works in an MNC, said that he studied six to seven hours daily and would never keep any school assignment pending. “He has been topping the school right from nursery,” Das added. Suchana wants to become a doctor like his father. “The credit goes to my parents who devoted calculative time despite their busy schedule. I had a single private tutor,” she said. Her father D K Halder, who is an ENT specialist at Panihati State General Hospital, said: “I have twins studying in South Point. My son Saswata also got 95 percent marks. He has also taken Bio-Science in higher secondary level like my daughter. They both are very good in table tennis and have represented their school team in other states and have bagged prizes.” A total of 725 students appeared from South Point High School, out of which 223 scored 95 percent and above. Rounak Roy and Sreyashi Holme Choudhury have both scored 495 out of 500. Abhirup Mistry of Birla Bharati School at Santoshpur located in the southern fringes of the city scored 495 out of 500. Interestingly, Abhirup did not have a single private tutor. “Our teachers have been so cooperative. I cleared doubts if any from them only,” Abhirup said. DPS Ruby Park also performed very well with four of the students bagging more than 98 percent marks. Lokesh Somani of Birla High School emerged as the topper in the school with 98.4 percent, in which 53 got more than 90 percent marks out of 163 students.last_img read more

  • Ohio State mens basketball looks to get back to 500 against Air

    OSU sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) during a game against VMI on Dec. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lexus Robinson | Lantern PhotographerIt took more than two weeks, but on Saturday, the Ohio State men’s basketball team finally picked up its third win of the season by topping the Virginia Military Institute 82-69.After the sourness of a four-game losing skid, the taste of victory was sweet for the Buckeyes, but that doesn’t mean the attitude around the Schottenstein Center is changing anytime soon.“We haven’t deviated from one thing that we’ve been doing the last week and a half in terms of watching film, how we’re watching, how we’re practicing,” said coach Thad Matta.The persistence by Matta and his players to keep hitting the rock, hoping it will eventually crack, seemed to work against the Keydets because many things inhibiting OSU during its losing streak went by the wayside. For the first time all season, the Buckeyes had single-digit turnovers with just nine, and for the first time since the season-opening victory over Mount St. Mary’s, they shot more than 70 percent from the free-throw line (78.9). Those areas have been the targets of heavy attention for Matta, especially the turnovers. To work on making smarter decisions with the basketball during the games, the coach had instituted a little disciplinary incentive during practice after the early-season struggles. “If we turn the ball over, there’s discipline issues,” sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate said. “It really keeps in the back of your head, like, ‘I don’t wanna turn this over or I might have to run sprints on the side.’” The fear of additional running appeared to translate into results on the court against VMI on Saturday, and Tate said the team has no intent on returning to its old, careless ways with the ball.As a result of the win, Tate said positive vibes have been more abundant, and players have exhibited signs that they’re “getting their confidence” back. But even so, he added that the win doesn’t satisfy them or cure any ailments. “At the end of the day, we still have a losing record,” Tate said. “That’s still in the back of our heads. We still got a lot of work to do and everybody knows that.” A peek at Air ForceLooking to erase the losing record that it has, OSU is set to welcome Air Force to Columbus for the first meeting on the hardwood between the teams. The Falcons fly into Ohio’s capital city with a three-game winning streak and 6-2 record overall. Matta said Air Force will be a good test for the Buckeyes because of the offense it runs. The Falcons operate a variation of the Princeton offense, the coach said, which involves lots of movement and screens to try to clear space for guys to operate. “They’ve got guys that can take it off the bounce, their post is very effective inside,” Matta said. “They can put 90 (points) on the board, as they’ve done this year.” Leading the solid Falcon offense is sophomore guard Trevor Lyons. The 6-foot-3 left-hander attacks the rim fearlessly, while also complementing his game with a decent outside stroke. Lyons averages 15.3 points per game, while bringing in 4.4 rebounds per contest and handing out 4.1 assists. The Virginia native, whose older brother is the fourth-leading scorer in Air Force history, doesn’t take a break on the defensive end either, as he averages 2.8 steals per game, which is in the top 20 in the country. Lyons isn’t the only positive part of the Air Force defense, as Matta complimented the unit as a whole. The coach said the Falcons often rotate the defensive scheme that they use, going from different zone coverages to man-to-man principles. This can cause problems for young teams like the Buckeyes, but Matta said so far this season, he’s liked what he has seen from his guys when facing similar defensive approaches, which they did on Saturday. “I think we’ve been pretty decent with it,” he said. “We were a little bit slow reacting at the beginning, but once we got the right guys in the right spots, we had the ball moving and were getting wide-open shots.” Grateful for Giddens Matta mentioned the effective post player for Air Force, who happens to be senior center Zach Moer. The 6-foot-11 Texan is a solid scorer down low with a soft touch. He puts up 10.4 points per game, while also shooting an impressive 84 percent from the free-throw line. Fortunately for OSU, it will have its best low-post defender back in the lineup to help counteract the offensive abilities of Moer. Freshman center Daniel Giddens missed the game against VMI with an illness, but Matta said he will be good to go Tuesday night. Giddens changes nearly every shot that comes his way, as the 6-foot-10 Oak Hill Academy product is sixth in the nation with 3.33 blocks per game. Having him down low to block shots is key to disrupting opposing offenses, Tate said. “(Giddens) knows how to time up those blocks incredibly,” he said. “It definitely puts a little pressure on the offense, them driving in there just knowing (Giddens is there).” Tate said it also helps wing defenders like himself to know that if an opponent is able to beat a Buckeye off the dribble, Giddens is there as a “safety net.” Against a team such as Air Force that likes to slash to the hole and has a post player like Moer, getting Giddens back comes at the right time for OSU. The Buckeyes and Falcons are set to tip off at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

  • Paris SaintGermain star Javier Pastore lined up for stunning £20 million

    first_imgWest Ham United are in negotiation with Paris Saint-Germain over a £20 million transfer for Javier Pastore.Pastore is being lined up for a move to the London Stadium. It seems New Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is searching to add quality and reinforce his team and if this report happens, it will be the Argentine’s first signing, according to TalkSPORT.The 28-year-old star had a struggling year under the new Arsenal boss Unai Emery while in Paris, featuring only 14 times for the club with 11 of those coming from the bench.Kaveh Solhekol tweeted: “West Ham in talks to sign PSG midfielder Javier Pastore.“PSG willing to sell this summer.€20m deal.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar… West Ham in talks to sign PSG midfielder Javier Pastore. PSG willing to sell this summer.€20m deal— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) June 1, 2018In the past, Pastore has been linked with moves to Arsenal, Manchester United and even Chelsea. He began his career with Talleres and then Huracán in his native Argentina before moving to Serie A team Palermo in 2009 for a reported transfer fee of €4.7 million. In 2011, French side Paris Saint-Germain bought him for a reported €39.8 million.He joined the Parisians in 2011 from Serie A side Palermo and has netted 29 goals in 189 appearances.last_img read more

  • Mina hints that Barcelona future is in doubt

    first_imgBarcelona defender Yerry Mina has hinted that his future at the club is in doubt after stating that he intends to take some time out before making any final decisions following Colombia’s World Cup exitThe 23-year-old has impressed in Russia on the back of becoming just the second Colombian player to have scored in three successive matches in the tournament with James Rodriguez being the other from four years ago.Mina cancelled out Harry Kane’s opening goal in the third minute of stoppage-time to hand Colombia an unexpected lifeline at Moscow.However, his efforts proved to be in vain with England coming from behind to take a 4-3 victory in a penalty shoot-out.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Now the World Cup is over, Mina must now decide what he will do with his future with Liverpool understood to be keen on signing him this summer following a difficult start at Barcelona.“In my head, I’m going back to Barca,” he told Mundo Deportivo.“Now is not the time to talk about my future, but the World Cup has helped me reconnect and reaffirm myself as a footballer.”The Colombian centre-back played just six times by Barcelona last season after completing his move from Palmeiras in January.last_img read more

  • Eric Dier 2018 has been a very special year for England

    first_imgEngland’s exploits in 2018 should go down as one of the nation’s greatest years in history, says Eric DierThe Three Lions reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia for the first time since 1990 and only narrowly lost out to Croatia for a spot in final.However, on Sunday, England got their revenge by coming back from a goal down to beat Croatia 2-1 at Wembley and book a place for June’s UEFA Nations League’s semi-finals.Aside from that, England also enjoyed memorable victories over Spain and Sweden this year.“2018 has been the best year I’ve experienced as an England player,” Dier told Standard Sport.“It has been very special with what happened at the World Cup and now beating Spain and Croatia. There hasn’t been a year like this for England in a long, long time.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We are now going to play a second semi-final in the space of 12 months and it’s fantastic for us. The most important thing is we use that knowledge in the best possible way.”Gareth Southgate’s side head into the Nations League finals in Portugal this summer in search of the nation’s first major silverware since 1966.“Our aim has always been just to win this competition. We are really excited now,” added Dier.“We wanted to get through the group and it was an extremely difficult one against two top teams. now we want to win everything we are involved in.“Beating Croatia shows the progress we have made since July. We are constantly trying to improve, this is just another step along the way. But we know we can get even better.“We could have gone in two directions after the World Cup — we wanted to develop and build on it and I feel we have done that. At the same time, we have to continue to do this. Our potential is huge and it is up to us to fulfil it.”last_img read more