Norwegian oil company Equinor has entered an offshore exploration partnership with Argentina’s YPF for work in the CAN 100 block.Equinor and YPF representatives have signed a preliminary agreement setting core terms and conditions for YPF’s transfer of 50% of its share in the CAN 100 offshore block to Equinor.Tim Dodson, Equinor’s executive vice president for Exploration: “We are delighted with this opportunity to continue and expand our close partnership with YPF in Argentina. Currently, we are partners in two offshore blocks in the same area, and we are jointly exploring onshore opportunities in the Vaca Muerta formation in the Neuquen province. We are looking forward to collaborate closely with YPF on this new exploration opportunity.”Daniel González, YPF´s CEO said: “We have a strong relationship with Equinor based on mutual trust built on the development of exploration and unconventional projects. This new agreement deepens our bond with Equinor and allows us to learn from their undisputed experience in offshore projects worldwide.”The CAN 100 block comprises an area of 15,000 km2. It is the largest block in the North Argentinian Basin. The first exploratory period of four years began when YPF acquired 100% of the block in May 2019.Equinor and YPF are currently partners in two offshore blocks in the North Argentinian Basin (CAN 102 and CAN 114), which were added in the last bid round conducted by the Argentinian national government.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — An autopsy was completed yesterday on Justin Holland, 25, of Moores Hill.Holland was shot by a citizen after he resisted an Indiana Conservation Officer and began to overtake the officer while engaged in a physical altercation with him.Holland later died at the Dearborn County Hospital.A preliminary result of the autopsy indicated that Holland’s cause of death was likely as a result of a single gunshot wound.The final pathologist’s report and toxicology reports are still pending.State Police also say that Holland was 25, not 32 as they originally released.
The Reds conjured touchdowns for Morahan and scrum-half Nick Frisby – Quade Cooper kicked one conversion – yet the Lions ultimately prevailed following a game of high intensity and ferocious commitment watched by a 50,000 crowd. For the first time on tour, the Lions found themselves thoroughly tested in all areas, but they released almost 10 minutes of unremitting pressure when Tuilagi freed Tommy Bowe from deep. The Ireland wing ran brilliantly before finding Alex Cuthbert, yet the Welshman was denied a try by Morahan’s superb tackle. The Reds were hell-bent on moving possession wide and at pace, yet the Lions showed signs of scrum and lineout dominance that underpinned Farrell’s opening penalty strike after 14 minutes. Morahan, though, then scored one of the greatest individual tries of any Lions tour when he produced a stunning 70-metre break that initially took him through Cuthbert’s tackle and around Ben Youngs. Lions skipper Sam Warburton was also brushed aside before Morahan had the presence of mind to kick behind final defender Stuart Hogg, gather the rebound and touch down. Cooper converted, and then Tuilagi departed after just 20 minutes to be replaced by Wales wing George North. A second Farrell penalty narrowed the gap to a point, but Cooper missed a penalty chance 35 metres out that he should have landed as the game’s astonishing pace showed no sign of relenting. The Lions scored their only try of the game in the 34th minute – Youngs robbing Reds number eight Jake Schatz of possession at a scrum five metres out and sniping over. Farrell added the extras and also slotted his third penalty as a pulsating first half drew to a close. Farrell kicked a fourth 10 minutes into the second period, with heavy rain making conditions difficult for both sides. Frisby scored a second try for the Reds 16 minutes from time, but Cooper missed a simple conversion attempt, meaning the Lions held a seven-point advantage which they extended to 10 with Farrell’s fifth penalty three minutes from time. After scoring 128 points and 17 tries in battering the Barbarians and walloping Western Force, the Lions had to dig deep following a breathtaking early try from Reds wing Luke Morahan. Scrum-half Ben Youngs claimed a close-range touchdown for the tourists, while fly-half Owen Farrell kicked 17 points, but there was another possible fitness concern when centre Manu Tuilagi departed nursing a shoulder injury midway through the opening period. The British and Irish Lions preserved their 100 per cent tour record with a hard-fought 22-12 win over the Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium. Press Association read more
Tim Sherwood reckons Nabil Bentaleb could be called up to France’s World Cup squad, thus dashing any hope of seeing the talented Tottenham midfielder turn out for England. Sherwood took many by surprise when he handed Bentaleb his Tottenham debut last month, but the 19-year-old, who worked under the current Spurs boss when he was in charge of the development team, has hit the ground running and is now considered a first-team regular. Bentaleb has been so impressive that he has been mentioned as a possible England player of the future even though he would not be eligible for the Three Lions for another three years as he was born across the English Channel. That much was clear last summer when Jack Wilshere questioned the idea of Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj donning the Three Lions. “If you live in England for five years it doesn’t make you English,” the Arsenal midfielder said, sparking a debate over the FIFA rule which states a player must spend half a decade in a country before he is eligible to represent his adopted nation. Even though Bentaleb was born in France, Sherwood does not think the midfielder would feel out of place in the England camp. “He’s blatantly French but to be fair, I only said to him recently in the development squad that I had never heard him speak French,” the 44-year-old said. “It’s only in the last few weeks that I’ve heard him speak French for the first time. I called him on it because I had thought he was from Harlow (in Essex) or somewhere!” Bentaleb joined Tottenham in 2012 after unsuccessful trials with Lille, where he was born, Dunkerque and Belgian side Mouscron. The midfielder has represented France at under-19 level, though, and even though he barely speaks the language, Sherwood believes Les Bleus could come calling for the player in the run-up to the World Cup. “If he carries on the way he is at the moment he’ll be knocking at the door for the French World Cup squad,” the Tottenham manager said. “He’s got to make a decision. I’m not sure how much love the French are showing him now. “He was in the wilderness. The French would have had to come and scout our under-21s before, but now he’s not in the wilderness and everyone is starting to know about him. “He’s performing regularly and if the English are serious about it, it probably could be an arm wrestle between them and the French. “I haven’t had a close look at who the French have got (in that position), but Nabil is a good player.” The idea of a foreign-born player representing England does not sit well with some people. Press Association read more
Iain Henderson’s “magical feet” will allow him to unlock as well as bulldoze international defences, according to Jamie Heaslip. Press Association The powerful ball-carrier will start at blindside flanker and could end up at second row when the customary raft of replacements hit the second-half fray. Experienced number eight Heaslip believes Henderson boasts impressive athletic ability, belying his 6ft 6in, 18stone frame. “He’s a big boy but for a guy of his height he’s got magical feet,” said Heaslip. “I don’t know if it comes across, but he’s really light on his toes, he’s quite agile, so for a guy of his height, weight and power it makes him really dynamic and quite dangerous when he’s carrying the ball. “And when he doesn’t have it, when he gets a shot on someone, he can really put a hole in them.” Flanker O’Mahony has been one of Ireland’s star turns this Six Nations, but Leinster loose-forward Heaslip is unfazed by Henderson stepping in for the Munster captain. “Granted the two players have different characteristics, but I don’t think the back-row is going to change at all, in terms of the level and the standard we’re going to have to bring,” said Heaslip. “We’re going up against a quality back-row, and I’m sure he’ll take the opportunity with both hands. “I had a good chat with him in the week, he knows exactly what he’s got to do, and now he can just go out and do his thing. “He has the full confidence of the 14 players around him and the lads on the bench too.” Ulster back-five forward Henderson slots in for hamstring injury victim Peter O’Mahony for Ireland’s penultimate RBS 6 Nations clash, against Italy in Dublin. The 22-year-old will make his first Six Nations start, with Ireland as well as UIster bosses yet to work out his strongest position. read more
New Delhi: India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has revealed that it wasn’t his decision alone to send wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni to bat at number seven during the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand which India lost on July 9.In the first semifinal which was played over two days due to rain in Manchester, India restricted the Black Caps to 239/8 in 50 overs. But chasing the modest 240 for a place in the final, India were blown away by the Kiwi bowlers led by Matt Henry (3/37) on the reserve day. But Dhoni was sent in to bat after Dinesh Karthik who came in at No. 5 followed by Hardik Pandya, raising quite a few eyebrows.“I am really flattered that people are looking at me from this angle because I am not the sole decision-making authority. Believe me, we assess and go through a lot of situations,” said Bangar in an interview to Hindustan Times.The batting coach, who took charge in 2014 and has guided the team in 50 Tests and 119 ODIs, insisted that at the start of the World Cup campaign, specific roles were given to the batting group.“We had also decided that we would have to be flexible in the middle order as far as No. 5, 6 and 7 were concerned because we were looking to maximize the 30-40 over the slab,” he said.“And, the individuals were well aware of it. Virat Kohli also stated in his press conference after the semi-finals that after the Afghanistan game, it was decided that Dhoni could bat a little lower down (till that point he had batted at No 5), so that he could play post the 35th over as he could accelerate in the death overs and also take care of the lower order with his experience. So, he was slated to bat at No 6 in the semis.“Dinesh Karthik was promoted to No 5 after consultations in the changing room to stem the fall of wickets and resurrect the innings and leave Dhoni, our most experienced player, to do the finisher’s job.“Ravi Shastri has categorically stated that it was a team decision. So, I fail to understand why this perception that the decision to send Dhoni at No. 7 was solely mine,” he added. IANSAlso Read: Sheldon Cottrell Salutes M.S. Dhoni’s ‘Inspirational Love for the Country’ read more
Update on the latest sports The Miami Marlins also received no new positive results, according to a person familiar with the situation. But second baseman Isan Diaz has decided to opt out of the season, becoming the first Miami player to do so. Diaz consistently tested negative while the season was on hold. He played in two of the Marlins’ three games before their season was halted. At least 21 members of the Marlins’ traveling party have been infected by an outbreak at the start of a season-opening trip. The team hasn’t played since Sunday in Philadelphia but hopes to resume games next week.In other MLB news:— Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain has become the latest player to opt out of the 2020 season. The two-time All-Star announced his decision on the same day Miami Marlins second baseman Isan Díaz said he had opted out. Cain was 6 for 18 with two RBIs in his first five games this season. He batted .260 with 11 homers, 48 RBIs and 18 steals last year, when he earned his first Gold Glove. He has a $5,925,926 prorated salary this season as a part of an $80 million, five-year contract through 2022.— The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds are set to play Major League Baseball’s first seven-inning doubleheader Sunday, after Saturday’s game in Detroit was rained out. The new seven-inning doubleheader rule was announced Friday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association in an effort to promote player health and safety. — With the Nationals on a four-day break, new reliever Will Harris will get a chance to heal without missing too much action. Harris was put on the 10-day injured list Friday with a strained right groin. The move was retroactive to Wednesday, when he gave up two unearned runs in the eighth inning of Washington’s 5-1 loss to Toronto. If Harris is ready to go when he’s eligible to be activated next Saturday, he will have missed only three games. The World Series champs won’t play again until hosting the New York Mets on Tuesday. Their weekend series at Miami was postponed, and they have days off Monday and Thursday.— The Marlins have acquired left-handed reliever Richard Bleier from the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named. Miami has been seeking to shore up its roster after more than dozen players tested positive for COVID-19. The team has had its season suspended since Sunday. Bleier went 3-0 with a 5.37 ERA and four saves in 53 games last season. This year, he’s pitched three scoreless innings in two appearances.NFL-NEWSBrees says he’ll stand for anthem, but respects those who kneelNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he will continue to stand for “The Star Spangled Banner” but that he respects and supports those who protest racism and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. In a conference call with media Saturday, Brees said he has reconciled with teammates he upset in June by voicing his opposition to kneeling during the anthem. He apologized soon afterward and said he came to realize that the anthem protests were “never about the flag.”The 41-year-old Brees, who is the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing, completions and touchdowns, is entering his 20th NFL season and 15th with the New Orleans Saints.In other NFL news:— Two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press that New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley has chosen to opt out of the NFL season because of family health concerns. The 28-year-old Mosley was entering his second season with New York after signing as a free agent in 2019 following five years in Baltimore. He played in just two games last year for the Jets while dealing with a groin/core muscle injury. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Saturday. ESPN first reported that Mosley was opting out.— Less than a week after left tackle Nate Solder opted out of the season, the New York Giants have extended the contract of third-year tackle Nick Gates. The Giants announced Saturday that Gates had signed a two-year extension worth at least $6 million. The Giants also confirmed they had signed placekicker Chandler Catanzaro. He reached an agreement with the team earlier this week after Aldrick Rosas was released in the wake of a hit-and-run accident in the offseason. AP source: Cardinals-Brewers postponed again after 4 more St. Louis positivesUNDATED (AP) — Saturday’s Cardinals-Brewers game in Milwaukee has been postponed after one more player and three staff members for the Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a person familiar with the situation. It’s baseball’s 17th postponement in 10 days. Friday’s series opener was postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive. The team had hoped to resume play Saturday and make up Friday’s game as part of a doubleheader Sunday. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies said they had no new positive results from Friday’s round of COVID-19 testing. Players are being allowed access Citizens Bank Park for staggered workouts beginning in the afternoon. Jaccob Slavin scored 61 seconds in on Carolina’s first shot on goal in helping the Hurricanes gain the edge in the best-of-five preliminary round series. Martin Necas sealed the win in a game the Hurricanes never trailed by one-timing a shot in off the skate of Rangers defenseman Marc Staal with 9:09 remaining. The Metropolitan Division rivals kicked off the expanded 24-team playoff format, which will feature as many as six games a day being played in the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta.Petr Mrazek (muh-RAZ’-ik) stopped 24 shots, and the sixth-seeded Hurricanes defeated the 11th-seeded Rangers for just the seventh time in 38 meetings going back to the 2010-11 season. The Hurricanes had also lost five straight to New York, including being swept in their four-game regular-season series.The NHL’s first-ever August game was played without fans as the league attempts to complete a coronavirus pandemic-altered season and in a bid to award the Stanley Cup in late September or early October. MLB-NEWS Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-PLAYOFFSHurricanes to 3-2 win over Rangers in NHL’s returnUNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have won the NHL’s opening playoff game. Sebastian Aho scored a goal and set up another in the 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday in Toronto. August 1, 2020 Associated Press F1-BRITISH GPHamilton takes pole position for British GPSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton set a new track record at the British Grand Prix and clinched a record-extending 91st pole position on Saturday. He clocked a time of 1 minute 24.303 seconds at the Silverstone, England, circuit where he was won a record six times. He was .313 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and about 1 second faster than Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.Hamilton needs five more wins to equal Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record of 91 GP wins. The defending champion is also odds-on to equal the F1 great’s record of seven world titles. read more
Rafael Nadal maintained his stranglehold on the French Open by beating Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem in four sets to lift a 12th men’s singles title.The Spaniard won for the third straight year at Roland Garros with a 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 victory in a breathtaking and high-quality final.The 33-year-old is the first player to win 12 singles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament. It is Nadal’s 18th major title. That leaves the left-hander two adrift of Switzerland’s Roger Federer, who he beat in the semi-finals, and three clear of Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic, whose bid to hold all four majors was ended by Thiem.The second seed slid to the red dirt in triumph when he clinched victory on the second match point, lying behind the baseline with his arms outstretched as he contemplated the magnitude of his achievement.With clay plastered over his back, he clambered to his feet and took the acclaim of an enthralled Roland Garros crowd which has become accustomed to seeing him triumph.Thiem, 25, suffered his second Grand Slam final defeat after losing in three sets to Nadal in last year’s final.Hundreds of Spanish fans milling around outside Chatrier, identified by their red and yellow flags, football shirts and facepaint, has become an almost annual event before the men’s final at Roland Garros since 2005.Nadal has won on all but three of his appearances here, with his only defeats coming in a shock 2009 fourth-round loss to Robin Soderling and a 2015 quarter-final defeat by against Novak Djokovic. In 2016, he pulled out before the third round with injury.That meant he went into Sunday’s final with a Roland Garros record of 92 wins and two defeats.A fiercely contested first set was closer than the scoreline suggests, Nadal rattling off the final four games to edge ahead after 55 tense minutes.Both players understood the importance of making a quick start, Nadal attempting to take advantage of any mental and physical fatigue in his opponent, who only finished his delayed semi-final against top seed Novak Djokovic less than 24 hours earlier.The result was a physical battle, full of intense rallies as each man tried to gain the upper hand by brute force. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
Published on November 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments Dave Siock was shocked when he learned of the allegations against men’s basketball associate head coach Bernie Fine. Siock, a Syracuse center from 1988-93, has known Fine since he was a young kid attending basketball camps. He worked with him closely every day at practice, and went to him whenever he needed advice. ‘When I was at school, I considered him my father away from home basically,’ Siock said. ‘He was awesome to be with, he was a great guy, a great teacher, a great leader, great role model. And I respect him like nobody else.’ Siock said he can’t believe the allegations that Fine molested a team ball boy for more than 12 years. Siock said he remembered the ball boy, Bobby Davis, as soon as he heard his name in reports. The former center recalled seeing him at practices and home games and talked with him at practices. He said Fine was a mentor to Davis, who seemed like a nice and happy kid. Fine served as a mentor to Siock, too. Siock said he was frustrated throughout his career as he struggled to earn playing time. Fine was always there for him to talk to and calmed him down multiple times.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘He kept me positive, he kept me focused on what I was trying to do to help me become a better person because of it,’ Siock said. ‘So I can’t speak anything negative about Bernie Fine at all.’ Siock said he still talks to Fine, and calls him whenever he needs some advice. Siock said his wife, who was a Syracuse cheerleader, knew Fine as well and was also shocked. He said he has no reason to believe the allegations from his experience with Fine. ‘No, not at all, I’m 100 percent sure of that,’ Siock said. ‘I’d stake my life on it.’ The former center said he feels bad his coach has to go through this in a public way. But Siock feels his coach will be cleared once all the facts are known. ‘I think when it’s all said and done, I’m quite sure that everyone will realize it’s just bogus, bogus information,’ Siock said. email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
The Canadiens’ announcement surely is welcome news for Canadiens fans who may have feared the worst after Kypreos’ tweet, in which the longtime pundit cited sources who said Weber’s season was “likely over and his future in question.”Weber himself was “very displeased” about the report, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Engels.A Canadiens representative informed me the team received the update on Shea Weber early this aft after he came out of his appointment with Dr. Anderson and that Weber was very displeased to see speculation about his career being in jeopardy. Everything was inconclusive b4 today.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) February 12, 2020Engels added that the Canadiens and Weber were “extremely relieved” to receive good news on the seven-time All-Star’s health. Contrary to earlier reports, Shea Weber’s hockey-playing future is apparently not in question.The Montreal Canadiens captain was a trending topic early Wednesday after former TV analyst Nick Kypreos reported that Weber’s ongoing injury issue could be a season-ender and put his career in doubt. Weber has been on injured reserve since Feb. 6 with what the Canadiens called a “lower-body injury,” leaving plenty of room for speculation about the extent of the 34-year-old defenseman’s ailment. Hours went by before the Canadiens released a statement Wednesday afternoon, announcing that Weber had suffered a left ankle sprain that would keep him out four to six weeks.MORE: Canadiens must decide whether to go all-in or fold at trade deadline”Shea Weber underwent a re-evaluation of his left ankle by orthopedic specialist Dr. Robert Anderson today in Green Bay, Wisconsin,” the statement read. “This evaluation took place after the swelling in his ankle had decreased.”The team added that Weber is expected to make a full recovery from the injury, which he suffered in a game against the New Jersey Devils on Feb. 4. read more