Image courtesy of WoodsideAustralian LNG player Woodside Energy signed a long-term gas sale and purchase agreement (GSPA) with Alcoa of Australia for the supply of up to 36.4 PJ of pipeline gas.Supply will commence in 2020 from Woodside’s portfolio of domestic gas facilities, including the North West Shelf, Pluto and Wheatstone, the company said in a statement.Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said, “In addition to our foundation domestic gas business which supplies from the North West Shelf, Woodside will be able in coming months to deliver domestic gas from our Pluto facility and from Wheatstone.”He added that Alcoa is Western Australia’s largest user of natural gas in its alumina refineries.Coleman also noted the new supply will provide energy consumers with even more choice in an already robust and well-supplied market.
The Panama Canal Authority has launched an investigation into a collision involving two bulkers, which occurred in the morning hours of March 11.According to media reports, the vessels in question are the 37,700 dwt, 2018-built SE Nicky, and the 63,400 dwt Iolaos, built in 2016.The units, operated by Taiwan’s Sincere Industrial and Greek Lavinia Corporation, respectively, made contact in front of the locks of Pedro Miguel, according to La Prensa.However, the collision did not affect ship transits and both vessels continued their transit through the waterway. There were no reports of injuries to the vessels’ crews.“After attending the case according to security protocols, and as dictated by the operating rules of the Panama Canal, an investigation has been initiated to determine the causes of the incident,” the ACP said via social media.The vessels were transiting in the same direction. Following the incident both SE Nicky and Iolaos sailed to Panama’s Limon Bay Anchorage. AIS data provided by Marine Traffic shows that Iolaos is still anchored off Colón, while SE Nicky continued its voyage towards Port of Mobile, US. World Maritime News Staff
Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe insists he can still make it in the Premier League. jordon ibe set to part ways with Bournemouth July 1 Ibe says he has “no regrets” with how his career has played out so far as Bournemouth prepare to let his contract expire. When asked during a Twitter Q&A if he had any regrets, Ibe was defiant in that he just needs to apply himself.Advertisement Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthMost Beloved First Ladies Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Largest Cities In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Loading… Ibe, who joined Bournemouth for £15m from Liverpool, wrote in response: “No regrets, just need to apply myself”. read also:Jordon Ibe to leave Bournemouth on July 1 as free agent The winger will leave Dean Court at the end of next month. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Former Liverpool Manager, Kenny Dalglish, has tested positive for Coronavirus after being admitted to hospital for an infection, but is asymptomatic according to a statement by the Merseyside club on behalf of his family on Friday. Dalglish, 69, who has been in hospital since Wednesday after requiring intravenous antibiotics, is not in immediate danger. “He would like to take this opportunity to thank the brilliant NHS staff, whose dedication, bravery and sacrifice should be the focus of the nation’s attention at this extraordinary time,” the statement said. “He would also ask that they are given the space to do their jobs during what is an extremely challenging time for them and that his own family’s privacy is respected.” Dalglish, who also played for Celtic, is a revered figure at Anfield, having won six English league titles and three European Cups as a player. He added three more league triumphs as a manager and also led Blackburn Rovers to an unexpected Premier League title in the 1994-95 season. Reuters/NAN.Tags: CoronavirusKenny DalgishLiverpool
(BBC) – Brazil winger, Willian, has confirmed he has left Chelsea after seven years at the club.Willian, 32, missed Chelsea’s Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich on Saturday with an ankle injury and is now out of contract.BBC Sport reported last week that Arsenal were closing in on a deal for the midfielder.“The time has now come to move on,” Willian wrote in an open letter to Chelsea fans.“I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt.”He made 339 appearances for the club after signing from Russian side, Anzhi Makhachkala, for £30m in 2013, becoming one of the most popular players at Stamford Bridge in the process.He has won five major honours with the Blues, including two Premier League titles and the Europa League, and won the club’s players’ player of the year award twice.“There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intence,” he added.
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoBo Ryan still may have lost to UW-Eau Claire more times thanhe’s won, but Tuesday night the UW-Madison head coach had no difficulty guidingthe Badgers to a 74-35 victory against the Blugolds to close out the exhibitionseason.While previously coaching at UW-Platteville, Ryan hadtrouble with WIAC conference rival UW-Eau Claire, finishing his career with amark of 14-19 against the Blugolds. As the head coach for the Badgers, though,Ryan now stands at 1-0 against the opponent he used to face, and the last tobeat him while coaching in Division III.”I didn’t even know that,” Ryan said upon hearing Eau-Clairewas the last school to beat him in Division III play, before Ryan’s Plattevilleteam won the national championship in 1999. “I wasn’t going to show [Eau Clairecoach Terry Gibbons] the net that we cut down.”Old rivalries aside, it was Joe Krabbenhoft and TrevonHughes leading the way for UW Tuesday, each scoring 13 points in a game thatsaw the Badgers trail only once briefly in the first half at 3-2.”Overall, I thought everybody did a great job of playingWisconsin basketball tonight,” Krabbenhoft said.Playing in their second and final exhibition game,Wisconsin’s defense was too tough for the visitors to overcome. The Badgersallowed only one Blugold to score in double figures while holding theiropponents to 26 percent shooting for the game and just 12 second half points.After leading 38-23 at the half, Wisconsin took over thegame in the second half, at one point going more than nine minutes withoutallowing an Eau Claire basket and extending its lead to 33 points by the end ofthe stretch.”Sometimes the other team will press a little bit if theyaren’t scoring,” Ryan said of what keyed the defensive effort. “It isn’tanything we did differently defensively. We just used all our roles.”Size also may have been a factor as Eau Claire’s roster wassignificantly smaller than Wisconsin’s. UW was able to out rebound UW-EauClaire 47-21 for the game and brought down eight offensive rebounds, whichhelped the Badgers dominate the paint on both ends of the floor for the secondconsecutive game.”You could definitely tell that they were a bigger team,more physical,” Eau Claire forward Dan Beyer said. “They were more used to thatstyle of Big Ten basketball.”UW-Eau Claire’s tallest player stands 6-foot-9, a heightshared or eclipsed by five UW players. Bluegold coach Terry Gibbons also citedsize as a deciding factor for the contest. “A rebound is a rebound,” Gibbons said. “But when you are6-11 or 7-foot, that ball comes to you a little faster.”Playing a smaller and weaker opponent didn’t stop theBadgers from giving the majority of playing time to those expected to see moreaction over the course of the regular season, though. After distributingplaying time fairly evenly across the board against Edgewood, Wisconsin wentwith a more traditional rotation in their final tune-up before the seasonopener, waiting until the second half before emptying the bench and limitingthe minutes of players deeper on the depth chart.”I feel confident in all these guys,” Ryan said of hisroster. “It’s just that some are further ahead than others right now.”Freshmen Jon Leuer, Keaton Nankivil and Tim Jarmusz all had playingtime against the Blugolds and showed potential. Leuer, however, was unable toreproduce his performance on Sunday when the forward scored 15 points in hisKohl Center debut.”Some nights one might look better than the other,” Ryansaid of the freshmen. “The three have done a great job.”Some things were taken away from [Leuer], that doesn’t meanJon isn’t going to come out the next time and do some good things.”Leuer and the rest of the Badgers should feel confidentabout that next time, the regular season opener, after winning with 29 and 39point margins in their two exhibition wins.”At the end of the game as the clock was winding, weall looked at each other and said, ‘Now we’re ready to go,'” Krabbenhoft said.”We’re ready to go out there.”
Photo from USC Shoah FoundationThe USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host the international conference, “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies,” from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24. The two-day conference, co-sponsored by the USC Digital Humanities program, will be held on campus to provide a forum for scholarly discussions on how new methods of digital research can impact Holocaust and genocide studies.Since its founding by film director Steven Spielberg in 1994, the Shoah Foundation has worked to create a forum for Holocaust survivors to tell their stories. Over the past 23 years, the foundation has collected a broad range of data, including thousands of personal testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust.Research Program Officer Martha Stroud shared how this information is used to shape the current knowledge about genocides and other episodes of mass violence through the contemporary field of digital humanities.“The digital humanities field is this emerging field of study where people are using digital tools for humanities research, and they are inventing new methods, models and tools to analyze manuscripts and all sorts of different sources,” Stroud said.Text mining methods are used to probe through massive amounts of text and find patterns and idiosyncrasies which may not have been previously apparent. One of the leading groups of scholars which are combining the digital humanities and genocide studies is the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, which utilizes mapping tools and geographic information systems to represent movements of people during the Holocaust in ways not used before.“We have collected [nearly] 55,000 testimonies — mostly Holocaust, but also Rwandan genocide, the Armenian genocide, the Chinese massacre, the Guatemalan genocide,” said Josh Grossberg, Shoah Public Communications Manager. “So now we have expanded beyond our initial scope and now we make these [almost] 55,000 testimonies.”The interdisciplinary scholarship will allow leaders in their respective fields, scholars and graduate students to examine and provide insight into the topics addressed through these new digital tools. The conference will be the first time that the discussion regarding digital humanities and mass genocide are examined together.“It’s not only about the Holocaust,” Stroud said. “There is also a researcher doing a paper about the Cambodian genocide, and we think these tools can be applied to a lot of genocides and the Holocaust.”With the information collected, educational activities for schools in all 50 states and around the world inform about the impact of mass genocides in society. In addition, the conferences for the past three years have focused on relevant topics of research, including the Guatemalan genocide and the impact of Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List.“Researchers are starting to use this massive amount of data that is in all of these interviews, to identify new trends and ask new questions that we didn’t know about before,” Stroud said regarding the advent of the new digital tools.Among the innovations discussed, the Shoah Foundation will debut its new technology that enables people to have lifelike conversations with a recording of a Holocaust survivor long into the future. The interface allows one to ask questions and receive answers directly from a Holocaust survivor.According to the Shoah Foundation, among the topics to be discussed by the two dozen scholars from Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States in attendance are the ethics of social media as a means of genocide commemoration and the capabilities of GIS for analyzing the Holocaust.
All it took was a week for the Atlantic Coast Conference to be flipped upside down.Boston College beat Syracuse, which beat Miami, which beat North Carolina State, which beat Virginia Tech, which beat Duke, which beat Georgia Tech, which beat North Carolina, which beat Clemson, which beat Wake Forest, which beat Boston College.Deep breath.The ACC wheel of confusion continues to spin two weeks into conference play and it has no sign of stopping. Boston College, projected as the worst team in the league, is 2-2. Duke, Virginia and Louisville, projected as top contenders, have an identical 2-2 conference record. The only teams unbeaten in ACC play are Florida State and Notre Dame, which weren’t even ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 until the third and fifth week of the season, respectively.The more one tries to make sense of the ACC, the less sense the league makes. It presents Syracuse (10-7, 2-2 ACC) with a chance and a challenge — depending on how you look at it — because in the ACC this year, anything goes. And with 14 regular season conference games left, there’s no telling where the Orange will land in March.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter the Orange lost six of its first 14 games of the year, SU beat Miami and Pittsburgh back-to-back. All of a sudden, Syracuse catapulted into the middle of the conference’s pack. Word spread throughout the ACC, leaving some with only one explanation. Published on January 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm The result is a hodge podge of speculation and guessing where Syracuse will slot in at the end of the year. No one can predict the future, especially in this league. But it’s more than likely the Orange ends up somewhere in the middle, since, you know, that’s where every team in the ACC will be.“I just think it’s incredibly hard to win a game in this league,” Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams said. “… And I think it’s just going to stay clumped together because it’s so hard to win a game.”What’s in store for Syracuse remains to be seen. In the last 14 games, there will likely be lots of wins and lots of losses. The roller-coaster ride is sure to continue. And in a league where no one knows, you best just buckle up.Paul Schwedelson is a senior staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at email@example.com or @pschweds. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Entering Thursday, the ACC had 11 teams in the top 50 in Ratings Percentage Index, also known as RPI. It’s a ranking system used by the NCAA Tournament selection committee. The Big Ten had seven teams and the Southeastern Conference had six teams, just more than half the number of the ACC.“(The ACC) was one of the places I wanted to be,” said Syracuse’s Andrew White, who transferred this offseason from the Big Ten’s Nebraska, “just because you face the best programs, the best players and the best coaches in the country and that’s where you want to step your game up.”There’s no denying that the ACC is the best conference in college basketball. How that affects the Orange can be interpreted in different ways.SU is currently on the outside looking in based on most NCAA Tournament projections. But with seven games remaining against AP Top 25 teams, the Orange has more than enough opportunities to play its way back into contention.“Fortunately there’s a lot of tough games in this league,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said, “that you can get a chance to win if you play well.”The problem for SU, though, is that as all the ACC teams beat up on each other, the top teams in the league aren’t as highly regarded as they once were. At the start of the season, four ACC teams resided in the top 13 in the AP Poll, including two in the top six. Now, there isn’t a single ACC team in the top six. There are six ranked teams, one more than at the start of the year, but if top dogs keep losing, the quality of a win against a team like Duke, Virginia or North Carolina isn’t the same. Those top teams may still be good enough to beat Syracuse and the teams that are beating them are better than once thought.According to CBS Sports, nine ACC teams are projected to get into the Tournament. ESPN’s projection has 10. Neither include Syracuse. With a late-season surge from the Orange and others, the ACC could match the Big East’s record 11 Tournament teams in 2011. But that would mean SU has to rack up quality wins and in the topsy-turvy ACC it’s hard to distinguish which opponents actually make for those.
Published on October 19, 2019 at 7:36 pm Contact Mitchell: firstname.lastname@example.org UPDATED: Oct. 21, 2019 at 12:47 p.m.When the final horn sounded after Syracuse’s 5-1 defeat to Colgate on Saturday at Tennity Ice Pavilion, more than just the final score became official.Syracuse has had some poor starts during its 12-year history. In 2008-09, the program’s first year, they started 1-6. In 2016-17 the Orange started 0-4-2. This year, the Orange have had four matchups against top-five teams. But with Saturday’s result, seven consecutive losses to start 2019-20 have solidified this season as the worst start in Syracuse (0-7) history.With 2:47 remaining in the first period of Saturday’s game, the energy was stolen from the SU bench. Defender Lindsay Eastwood stepped in front of a Colgate shot from the point, and successfully blocked it. As the puck fell to her feet, a Raider winger lifted her stick and pulled the puck behind her, finding a wide open teammate in front of the net to score the game’s first goal.As the Colgate bench stood and cheered, the Syracuse bench sank. It was happening again. Like it had the night before when the Orange fell 5-2 to the same Colgate team. Like it had every game so far this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’re in these games,” Eastwood said. “Then we just throw them away.”With a minute remaining in the first period, sophomore Lauren Bellefontaine picked the puck up in the neutral zone and carried it into the Raiders end. After toe dragging the last defender, contact with the Colgate player prevented her from corralling the puck as it slid wide of the goal and she fell to the ice. Bellefontaine looked around with her arms raised for a call that would not come. She skated by the Colgate bench, every single player still standing, to find her spot beside her sitting teammates.Twice during the second period, Syracuse players had to skate over to goaltender Allison Small after conceding a goal to tap her on the pads, as if to say “our bad.” Both goals in the period beat Small high glove hand, and coming just 38 second apart in the middle of the frame, they quickly put the game out of reach.All night, Raiders players yelled to motivate their team, “Dump it in,” they’d shout from the bench, “Watch behind you.” Down the boards, the Syracuse bench had no response.Down four scores, Syracuse had one moment of execution. Shorthanded, with 6:25 remaining in the second, forward Kelli Rowswell chipped the puck around a Raider winger and sent herself in on goal. With a defender closing in, Rowswell shot the puck farside and beat the Colgate goaltender to cut the score to 4-1. After the initial celebrations, both benches reset to the position they found themselves in all night. Colgate stood, Syracuse sat. Colgate wanted the win, and Syracuse was in no position to deny them.“You just gotta just trying to keep everyone positive,” Eastwood said. “We’ve had some really good moments and we just need to work off of those since we don’t have a win to to feed off of.”In the third period, things went from bad to worse. A game that was already out of hand got messy. Just 30 seconds apart, forwards Bellefontaine and Madison Beishuizen were tossed from the game with match penalties for cross-checking and boarding respectively. “It falls on my shoulders,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “It’s up to me. The lack of discipline is a direct reflection of me.”While killing off the ensuing four and a half minutes of five-on-three, Colgate’s hunger for a victory persisted. The Raider’s coach called a timeout, already up three goals, looking for more. Just seven seconds out of the stoppage, the puck found Raiders winger Kaitlyn O’Donohoe with a wide open net to bring the lead to 5-1, a score that would last to the final horn.Nothing summarized the game, and frankly their season thus far, more than the public address announcer at Tennity announcing the birthday of Orange winger Abby Moloughney only minutes later being forced to correct his error, saying it was, in fact, forward Emma Polaski’s birthday. SU couldn’t even win a birthday celebration.The 5-1 defeat, and a weekend of being outscored 10-3, could not have been the birthday gift Polaski wanted, or what the Orange could have wanted to give her. But if anything has become clear in the first seven games of this season, it’s that Syracuse is not going to get any gifts. CLARIFICATION: In a previous version of this post, the strength of Syracuse’s schedule was unclear. The Orange have faced two top-five teams this season through seven games. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Manchester City travel to Stamford Bridge this evening in a bid to cement their label as serious title contenders. Pep Guardiolaâ€™s men failed to beat the defending Champions last season and will be keen to bolster their credentials against Top Six teams.What looks to be Cityâ€™s biggest game of the season so far, a draw here would most likely insert some clarity on a flawless start to the campaign, but a win would surely send a frightening message. Both Chelsea and Manchester City head into the match full of confidence following their respective midweek wins in Europe. No side has scored more than the 21 Premier League goals managed by Man City, who also boast the leagueâ€™s joint-best defensive record.However, Cityâ€™s preparations for Chelsea have been seriously disrupted by Sergio Agueroâ€™s involvement in a car crash. Thankfully, the Argentine is alive and well but initial reports suggest he will miss six-eight weeks of football.Guardiola also confirmed that the knee injury suffered by Benjamin Mendy will keep the left-back out for longer than he expected, as it is believed that Mendy could be sidelined for the majority of the season.Ilkay Gundogan returned to the bench in midweek and is expected to be involved again on today, but Captain Vincent Kompany is a major doubt with a calf injury, while Kevin de Bruyne will face his former employers.Guardiola is under pressure to make good on a huge amount of pre-season spending that saw him splash out more than Â£130 million on three full-backs alone by bringing major silverware back to the Etihad Stadium.The Spanish manager, speaking before the full extent of Mendy’s injury was confirmed Thursday, said: “We have Danilo, Fabian Delph and Oleks Zinchenko who can play there so we will see as we go along.â€Both City and Chelsea, three points behind both Guardiola’s men and second-placed Manchester United, go into today’s game on the back of midweek Champions League victories over Shakhtar Donetsk and Atletico Madrid respectively.Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is unhappy that, while City played at home on Tuesday, his side have a short turnaround after arriving back in London in the early hours of Thursday morning following their success in the Spanish capital.“I think we are a bit penalised,” said Conte. “Man City is a really strong team. They are scoring a lot of goals (21 in six Premier League games alone), they are in a good moment of form and we have to prepare well for this game because it is very important. There is the international break after this weekend,” the Italian added. “My surprise is for this because there is the time to play the game later.”Newcastle will be aiming to put another dent in Liverpool’s Premier League title ambitions at St James’ Park on Sunday. The Red’s season looked to be heading from strength to strength after a 4-0 demolition of Arsenal at the end of August, but Klopp’s side won just one of their six games in September.The Reds drew their opening two Champions League group games and sit five points off the pace in the Premier League, and must now find a way past a resurgent Newcastle side on Sunday.Things looked bleak for Newcastle after losing their opening three games in all competitions this term, but the Magpies then won three in a row – before losing at Brighton last weekend to sit ninth as Rafa Bentiez plays host to his former club this weekend.Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to return after completing a three-match ban for the Magpies while Klopp will be able to call on Sadio Mane after the forward served his three-match domestic suspension for a red card in the 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.United will be huge favourites to beat basement club Crystal Palace at Old Trafford today.Far from soaring, the Eagles have lost all six of their league matches so far this season and have still to score their first top-flight goal of a campaign where they have already sacked Frank de Boer and brought in former England boss Roy Hodgson — a boyhood Palace fan — in a bid to arrest their slump.Tottenham Hotspur, fresh from seeing England striker Harry Kane score a hat-trick in a 3-0 Champions League win away to APOEL Nicosia, are at surprise high-flyers Huddersfield while Watford will look to consolidate their position in the top half at West Bromwich Albion.Elsewhere West Ham, with just Bournemouth and Palace below them in the table, will hope to ease the pressure on manager Slaven Bilic when they welcome Swansea to the London Stadium, while Southampton are away to Stoke.The pick of Sunday’s three Premier League matches sees Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez up against former clubArsenal and Everton, fresh from Europa League duty, are at home to Brighton and Burnley respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Though the Premier League may just be seven weeks old and too early to decide who wins the title but this weekendâ€™s fixture between Chelsea and leadersâ€“Manchester City will go a long way in deciding where the title tilts to. City lost the two fixtures last season and therefore Pep Guardiola and his men will have revenge in mind. Both sides recorded a convincing win last weekend scoring nine goals between them. It would therefore be a battle royale and a game for the neutrals to enjoy