Cooper Energy has said that the offshore activities to undertake the repair and testing of the Sole subsea pipeline offshore Australia have been completed.The Cooper-operated Sole gas field is located in the eastern part of the Gippsland Basin, approximately 40km offshore Victoria, Australia.The field is poised to become south-east Australia’s newest source of gas supply when it starts production on completion of the Orbost Gas Plant upgrade currently being undertaken by APA Group.The offshore component of the Sole Gas Project is forecast to be within the budget cost of $355 million, Cooper said on Monday announcing the completion of pipeline repair and testing activities.Cooper Energy completed the construction of the offshore development of the Sole gas field in March 2019.The repairs on the damaged pipe section, which was discovered in November last year by Cooper’s subsea contractor Subsea 7, started with the arrival of the construction and dive vessel in mid-May. The operation was managed by Subsea 7.Cooper added on Monday that the work on the onshore element of the project by APA to upgrade the Orbost Gas Plant to process gas from Sole is advancing. APA has advised Cooper Energy that the plant will be ready to receive and process the first Sole gas in the September quarter 2019.“APA and Cooper Energy continue to work closely to ensure the safe and reliable completion of the Sole Gas Project,” Cooper concluded.In related news, Cooper Energy in early June signed new gas supply agreements with AGL Energy from its Sole (Gippsland Basin) and Casino Henry (Otway Basin) gas operations, located offshore Australia.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.
Inter Milan are considering pulling out of the race to sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud this month, according to Sky in Italy.Advertisement Following the arrival of Christian Eriksen on Tuesday, the Italian side are concerned their squad will be too big if they bring in Giroud as well. Read Also: Chelsea, Man Utd on transfer collision course for Ajax starInter have been on the hunt for a back-up striker to Lautaro Martinez and former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku and they had already agreed personal terms with Giroud in a two-and-a-half-year deal.Despite cooling their interest this month, Antonio Conte is still keen for the Frenchman to commit to signing for them in the summer when his contract at Chelsea expires.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Striker Sebastiano Esposito and midfielder Matias Vecino were linked with moves away from Inter this month, with Everton interested in signing Vecino.Their departures would have trimmed Inter’s squad size down to create space for Giroud – but now both look set to stay at the San Siro until the end of the season at least.Inter were keen on Giroud after a loan deal for Napoli and former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente fell through when Napoli decided to block his exit to provide back-up cover to Belgium striker Dries Mertens, who remains sidelined with a thigh injury. Loading…
GREENSBURG, Ind. – Greensburg High School is hosting a unique event Friday in an effort to stress the importance of the Pledge of Allegiance.History teacher John Pratt reached out to 60 speakers that will recite the Pledge of Allegiance in person or by video message.Those scheduled to make an appearance at the high school auditorium include Greensburg Mayor Gary Herbert, State Representative Randy Frye and Greensburg graduate Alex Meyer, who is a top rated pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization.Nationally known personalities that will deliver the Pledge via online video include former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, “Garfield” creator Jim Davis, and actress Florence Henderson who appeared on “Brady Brunch.”Other celebrities making an appearance via Skype include Mike Durant “Black Hawk Down,” Jimmy Olander from “Diamond Rio,” Kerry Kennedy, Gene Kranz (“Apollo Mission Control” Director) and four Olympic gold medalists.A representative from each of the four major religions will recite the Pledge as well, according to the Greensburg Daily News.The goal of the program is to increase awareness and appreciation of the words students recite at the start of school every morning.The event this Friday is free and open to the general public lasting from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.
MONTREAL (AP) — Henri Richard (ahn-REE’ ree-SHAHRD’), the speedy center who won a record 11 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, has died. He was 84.His death Friday was announced by the team. Richard had Alzheimer’s disease.Richard was captain of the Canadiens from 1971 to his retirement in 1975, succeeding the legendary Jean Beliveau, with whom he shares the record of playing 20 seasons for the NHL club. He was better known as the younger brother of superstar Maurice “Rocket” Richard and was nicknamed the Pocket Rocket for his 5-foot-7, 160-pound frame.Henri Richard played 1,256 regular-season games, another Canadiens record. He scored 358 goals and had 1,046 points, third in team history behind Guy Lafleur and Beliveau. He added 129 points in 180 playoff games.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOR Update on the latest sports March 6, 2020 Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori also said that 140 children will not be sent to Greece to give the flame a send-off on March 19. The Olympic torch will be lighted on March 12 in a ceremony in Greece and then flown to Japan to arrive on March 20. It is to arrive in Miyagi in northern Japan at a Japan Air Self-Defense base.The International Olympic Committee and local organizers have repeated over and over that the Olympics will open as scheduled, and the Paralympics are set to begin on Aug. 25. Virologists, however, say it’s impossible to tell if the spreading virus will allow that to happen, and a cancellation or a postponement are possible. Twelve deaths in Japan have been attributed to the virus. China is reporting more than 3,000 deaths from the virus. Outbreaks are surging in Italy, Iran, and South Korea.Despite the spreading virus, Tokyo Olympic organizers finally held a test event Friday, after postponing several. A sport climbing event was allowed to go ahead, with a few restrictions: no fans and no top athletes. Instead they used amateurs to test the climbing facility.Almost all sports events and large gatherings have been shut down in Japan.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Associated Press Williams, the Jets’ first-round draft pick last season, was arrested at LaGuardia on Thursday night on a charge of criminal possession of a weapon.The Port Authority Police Department, which patrols the airport, said Williams has a permit in his home state of Alabama for the Glock 19 pistol he was carrying onto the flight but does not have a gun permit in New York. The gun was not loaded, they said.Williams was drafted with the No. 3 overall pick last year out of the University of Alabama. He played in 13 games as a rookie, including nine starts, and had 31 tackles with 2 1/2 sacks and a fumble recovery for the Jets.NHL-OBIT-HENRI RICHARDHenri Richard, winner of 11 Cups with Canadiens, dies at 84 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-JETS-WILLIAMS ARRESTEDCourt date for Jets’ Quinnen Williams after airport gun bustNEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams has been ticketed and given a court date after trying to board a plane a New York’s LaGuardia Airport while carrying a gun. The 28-year-old Fujimori — who finished fourth at the 2016 Olympics in the 200-meter medley, won by Michael Phelps — has been banned through Dec. 31, 2020.The two-year ban could have been cut had he been able to prove why the substance was present.VIRUS OUTBREAK-OLYMPICSTokyo organizers scale back arrival ceremony for Olympic torchTOKYO (AP) — The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday said organizers are downsizing the arrival ceremony in Japan for the Olympic torch on March 20 because of the spreading coronavirus. More sporting events affected by spreading virusMILAN (AP) — More cycling races were canceled Friday and more soccer matches will be played in empty stadiums because of the virus outbreak spreading around the world.RCS Sport, which organizes cycling events in Italy, canceled the Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo races as well as the Giro di Sicilia. On Thursday, the Strade Bianche men’s and women’s races were canceled.Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo were scheduled for this month, while the Giro di Sicilia was due to take place from April 1-4.The canceled races will have implications as riders prepare for the year’s biggest events, such as the Giro d’Italia (May 9-31) and the Tour de France (June 27-July 19). The Tour is slated to start a week earlier this year to avoid conflict with the Tokyo Olympics. The Italian government issued a decree on Wednesday that all sporting events in the country must take place without spectators until April 3. That includes Serie A, Italy’s top soccer league.Many sporting events in other countries have also been canceled, postponed or held in empty stadiums. University of Michigan won’t change investigation into abuseANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said Friday that it will not change the way it is handling the investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by a late doctor at the University of Michigan.The university said in a statement from President Mark Schlissel and the board of regents: “We have met with, and sought counsel from, survivors, doctors and mental health experts and believe we are overseeing a process that will ultimately serve as the best course of action for the survivors and University community.”The statement came in response to calls by accusers and their lawyers for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to investigate. Nessel said Thursday she would welcome a request from the university to investigate but first asked for a commitment of full cooperation, including waiving all privilege over documents and other information. She also said the Legislature should commit to funding an investigation.Numerous men have alleged that Dr. Robert Anderson sexually assaulted them while they were members of the football, hockey and wrestling teams in the 1980s. The university revealed last month that it was investigating multiple allegations of abuse against Anderson, who died in 2008. Last week, it said it had received more than 100 complaints. DOPING-FUJIMORIJapanese swimmer banned from Tokyo Olympics in doping caseLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Japanese swimmer Hiromasa Fujimori lost his appeal Friday against a two-year doping ban and will miss the Tokyo Olympics.The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Fujimori “failed to establish a plausible source” for the stimulant in a sample taken at the short-course world championships in December 2018.Fujimori was disqualified from a bronze-medal place in the 100-meter medley, but retained the 200 medley bronze won three days earlier when his doping control tested negative.
— Youth sports leagues are bracing for even bigger financial losses with no end in sight for the shutdown of activity because of the outbreak. Communities with sprawling, empty fields and arenas are losing millions of dollars with lucrative tournaments canceled or postponed. Team sports participation dipped after the 2008 recession, so officials wonder what youth sports will look like when kids begin to return to fields and courts. — An online petition addressed to Tokyo Olympic organizers and the city government has drawn tens of thousands of signatures for permission to occupy the massive Athletes Village going up alongside Tokyo Bay. The village was to be home to 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes. It is largely complete and empty with the Olympic opening postponed by the virus outbreak until July 23, 2021.NFL-FALCONS-HILLRB Brian Hill signs fifth-round tender to stay with FalconsFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Running back Brian Hill has signed his $2.1 million tender offer to remain with the Atlanta Falcons. The Chicago Sky center announced the news in a video that aired Friday night during ESPN’s broadcast of the WNBA draft. She said her entire family tested positive, but that only her mother became seriously ill. She says her mother was admitted to the hospital but is back home and healthy again.Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese (wees) is the only other WNBA player to test positive for the virus.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— West Ham chief executive Karren Brady says she believes the timescale for an English Premier League return is no clearer than when the coronavirus lockdown started almost a month ago. Brady feels that complex questions still need to be answered over player training, the presence of police at matches, virus testing, hygiene and medical protocols. The EPL stated after talks with the 20 clubs on Friday that its objective remains to complete the season but added that all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops.— The mayor of Madrid says soccer matches and other sports events in Spain will take place in empty venues at least until the end of the summer. He says the coronavirus pandemic likely “won’t be under control” in time for events with big crowds to resume normally. The Spanish league is not expecting to resume at least until the end of May. It is working on several scenarios, including playing without fans through the fall. April 18, 2020 Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSChicago Sky’s Dolson tests positiveUNDATED (AP) — Stefanie Dolson is the first known Chicago professional athlete known to have contracted COVID-19, and the second from the WNBA. — Major League Soccer is putting on a five-week video game tournament starting Sunday that will be televised nationally. Each of the MLS teams involved picked a player to participate. The tournament will benefit Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.— Top-ranked men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) says he spoke with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal about working with the ATP to set up a fund to help lower-ranked tennis players financially affected by the pandemic. Djokovic described what he called a long conversation with Federer and Nadal about “how we can contribute and how we can help lower-ranked guys who obviously are struggling the most.” Djokovic talked about trying to amass somewhere around $3 million to $4.5 million to distribute, perhaps to players ranked from around 200th or 250th to around 700th.— Serena Williams’ coach says he is starting an independent tennis league to have professionals play matches without spectators starting in May at his academy in Nice, France. Patrick Mouratoglou says the plan is to live-stream 10 matches per weekend for five weekends in May and June. The ATP and WTA professional tours have been on hold since March and are suspended at least until mid-July.— The San Diego Junior Golf Association has canceled the 53rd annual IMG Academy Junior World Championships set for July 4-10. The event annually attracts more than 1,250 golfers from more than 50 countries to Torrey Pines and other San Diego golf courses. Many PGA and LPGA players faced their initial international competition at the Junior Worlds.— Socially distanced crews in New York and California are keeping horse racing on television in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing is one of the few sports ongoing, albeit in a limited capacity at a handful of empty tracks. But its TV presence has expanded because of the dearth of other options. The New York Racing Association helps produce “America’s Day at the Races” on Fox Sports, TVG has partnered with NBC Sports for a dozen hours of coverage each week and the hope is that the fledgling industry can stay afloat and gain more exposure. Associated Press The restricted free agent received an original-round tender last month, giving the team a right to match any offer Hill received from another team or accept a fifth-round draft pick as compensation.Hill played in 12 games with two starts in 2019, rushing 78 times for 323 yards and two touchdowns along with 10 catches for 69 yards and one TD.INDYCAR-iRACINGPagenaud wins simulated IndyCar raceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh) competed in his firesuit and captured IndyCar’s race on a simulated Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. Pagenaud took advantage of a frantic final 10 laps to get the victory. Penske drivers Will Power and Scott McLaughlin were racing each other for the lead and a likely victory when they came upon the lapped car of Oliver Askew, causing Power to touch McLaughlin’s car. McLaughlin was livid and actively trying to calm himself on his simulator in Brisbane when he was spun into the wall and out of contention.Pagenaud then raced Power wheel-to-wheel and the cars appeared to touch before Pagenaud took the lead. He still had to hold off Scott Dixon’s last-lap attempt to pass him for the win.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
The Wisconsin men’s hockey team gained one player, Ross Carlson, back from an injury sustained a month ago against North Dakota. UW may be close to having its other injured forward back in the near future.According to UW head coach Mike Eaves, there’s a chance Jack Skille may be able to join the No. 7 Badgers (4-6-2, 3-4-1 WCHA) on the ice this weekend against Minnesota (8-1-2, 4-0-2). Skille would certainly be a shot in the arm for a struggling Wisconsin team ready to take on the No. 2 team in the country on the road.”I wouldn’t say [Skille’s] definitely out,” Eaves said Monday at his weekly press conference. “He’s going to start shooting this week, that’s where the doctors are at, so he can start putting torque on that joint, and then we’ll go from there. [We need to know] how does that make his joint feel … can we accelerate, or do we just need to go day-by-day.”The shooting is the next good step for him, and that will determine his next step.”After sustaining an elbow injury in UW’s home opener against the Fighting Sioux, Skille has made steady progress in returning to an offense that has floundered of late. But Eaves knows to take caution when dealing with such a sensitive injury.”You’re dealing with a joint,” Eaves said. “Not only for our sake, but for Jack’s future, we want to make sure that thing is solid.”Davies takes chargeEaves spoke of the difficulty for first-year players to adjust to the intensity of college hockey after excelling in the juniors or in other amateur leagues. The fifth-year coach used Skille as an example, who came to the Badgers a year ago after playing 30 games against collegiate opponents while in USA Hockey’s National Development Team program.”It still took [Skille] until after Christmastime [in 2005] to find his stride, to find his confidence,” Eaves said. “I think, as a goal scorer, you come in, you think, ‘I’ve scored, I should be able to score right away.’ It’s another gear; it’s another speed level; it’s another strength level; and they have to adapt to that.”Playing on the first line in place of Skille, right wing Michael Davies has answered the bell in his first year with the Badgers, with his latest accomplishment coming last weekend with a goal and assist in Saturday’s failed comeback against Denver.”I think we saw a little bit about Mike Davies recognizing some of that, and he stepped up, he went to another gear this past weekend against a pretty good team,” Eaves said.While Davies is tied for second on Wisconsin with six points, Eaves is confident his other talented freshmen are close to coming into their own, playing in the tough WCHA conference.”I think that we see that Mike, it’s starting to come for him,” Eaves said. “I think that will start to come for some of our other young men as well.”Mitchell makes his markOne of those impressive freshmen, John Mitchell, was a big part of getting some momentum back for the struggling Badgers, when on Saturday night he reeled off an end-to-end skate and knocked in a top-shelf shot over sprawling Denver goaltender Peter Mannino, tying the game at three.Eaves said Mitchell has to work on his strength and conditioning before emerging into the scoring threat he can become, after dealing with a “bumpy road” in junior hockey.”He had some scoring opportunities early with us, and he finally got his first goal, and I’m hoping that opens some floodgates for him because he has created and been a part of a lot of scoring chances,” Eaves said. “If he can continue to bloom, that would be a real nice thing for this club.”Eaves highlighted the long-term significance of Mitchell notching his first goal on such a fine scoring play.”Those are the kind of goals, when he tells his grandchildren about his first goal, he really did score upstairs on a goaltender,” Eaves said. “It wasn’t a shot that went five-hole and barely got across the goal line, so he’s one of the rare people that can [say] that.”Great effortAfter being visually disappointed with his team’s offensive output after Friday’s shutout loss, Eaves was much more pleased with Wisconsin’s 42-shot night on Saturday. He even used NHL great Wayne Gretzky’s quote, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take,” to illustrate his team’s improvement from the series opener to the finale.”Forty-two shots is a great step in the right direction,” Eaves said. “Now that we’re getting the puck to the net, we’re driving to the net better. We’re doing some things that are going to increase our percentage on scoring.”Saturday, Eaves commented that he thought UW played well enough to win the second match, and game film confirmed his belief.”I watched that game yesterday at home, and in some cases, I can’t believe we lost that game because we did so many good things,” Eaves said. “Sometimes, that’s the way of sport, but we will move forward knowing if we play that way and when we play that way again, we’re going to win some hockey games with this group of boys.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (18-9, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) came away with a 62-55 win over Miami (18-7, 7-7) on Saturday afternoon in the Watsco Center. That was even with Tyus Battle struggling to the tune of just 13 points. Coming off a home loss to North Carolina State, SU needed a resume-boosting win and it got that on the road. The Orange is now tied with the Hurricanes in the conference standings.Listen to The Final Word here. Published on February 17, 2018 at 5:03 pm Contact Sam: email@example.com | @Sam4TR Comments
Welcome to the Badger Herald Live Blog! I’m Kelly Erickson, sports content editor here at the Herald, joined by Elliot Hughes, sports editor, coming to you live from the Rose Bowl in sunny Pasadena, Calif. We’ll be bringing you all the action as the Badgers (11-2) take on the Oregon Ducks (11-2) as UW hopes to finally claim another Rose Bowl title after losing to Texas Christian 21-19 only a year ago.The Wisconsin football team finally arrived The Granddaddy of Them All after a long season that started with great hope and expectation. UW started off the season on a six game winning streak, solidifying itself atop the Big Ten, only to lose two in a row on the road on last-minute hail-maries to Michigan State and Ohio State. Wisconsin won out, gaining a berth into the inaugural Big Ten Championship game.Facing off against Michigan State once again, Wisconsin completed its second-half comeback, winning 42-39 and earning a trip to the Rose Bowl for the second year in a row.Certainly the story lines have been about Oregon’s speed, Wisconsin’s titanic offensive line and ultimately UW’s methodical style of football. Keep it here all night as all the action from the 98th Rose Bowl game unfolds.<a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=da6350215d” >Rose Bowl: Wisconsin v. Oregon</a>
After another overtime draw at the hands of Loyola-Chicago Wednesday night, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team has a quick turnaround as they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes at home in a primetime match Saturday night.In UW’s last match, especially during the second half, the team really struggled to advance the ball past the Loyola backline.Freshman forward Mark Segbers, who was heavily involved in Wednesday’s offensive attack, believes that patience will be key if the Badgers want better luck this time around.“In the second half, we knew we really needed a goal and as a result we kind of got away from our game and tried to force too many things,” Segbers said. “We need to be more patient and really wait for those gaps to open up. With patience we’ll be able to successfully make that final pass and get some shots on goal.”The Ohio State backline won’t be any easier to penetrate Saturday. In fact, Wisconsin head coach John Trask sees strong similarities in the defensive tactics of both teams. So, the Badgers can ill afford to make the same mistakes they were making on Wednesday.“I think there are a lot of the same characteristics between [Loyola and Ohio State]. Ohio State is going to be very solid defensively and tough to break through,” Trask said. “We are making some movements on goal and some of the quality going forward has been excellent. We just need to be a little more calculated in our final play on the ball. We are getting some decent looks on net, it’s just now a matter of being a little more clinical in and around the goal.”Ohio State is used to having a much more successful team than they do this year, as the Buckeyes have posted a record of just 4-5-3 so far this season.Nevertheless, at this point in the season, no opponent is going to come easy for the 2-8-2 Badgers, and Trask knows that Buckeye head coach John Bluem will have his team ready.“For them, based on where they have been in the past, it hasn’t been a great season for Ohio State, but they’ve brought in some new pieces and have developed some of their guys,” Trask said. “They have had some great games, though. They beat a very talented Louisville team earlier this season, and I know Coach Bluem and his staff will have his team very prepared to play us on Saturday.”Despite just coming off a disappointing result Wednesday, Trask knows his team will also be ready when they take the field under the lights Saturday night.With the match being set on a Saturday night, the Badgers will be expecting a much more impressive crowd and better support after having a couple Wednesday home games as of late. The team’s official student support group, The Colony, will be at the head of that support.“The last couple of games have been mid-week games, so we haven’t really had many fans,” redshirt junior defender Carl Schneider said. “Now, it’s Saturday night, Buckeyes are a huge rival, so we expect a good number of people. I know The Colony is supposed to be well-represented at the game, so hopefully it gets pretty rowdy for us.”“I know our guys will be ready,” Trask said. “There is no question that on Saturday night, at home, with a big crowd, a big match against Ohio State will bring out the best in us. It’s going to be a fantastic game and we are looking forward to the challenge of the Buckeye’s.”The Badgers will take on the rival Buckeyes on Saturday at 7 P.M. at McClimon Soccer Complex.
In the mid-afternoon games in the top-flight, Burnley’s will play host to Liverpool, Swansea take-on Hull at the Liberty Stadium, while Chelsea travel to Watford, West Brom entertain Everton at the Hawthorns and Tottenham host Crystal Palace at White Heart Lane.The late game this evening sees defending champions Leicester play host to Arsenal in a half-past five kick-off. Former City keeper Shay Given is expected to start in goal for Stoke.Man City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed how he idolised Stoke boss Mark Hughes when he was a player with Barcelona.Kick-off at the Britannia Stadium is at 12:30pm.