Australian LNG player Santos, the operator of the GLNG project, reported record production and revenue for the year 2019. Santos’ annual production reached 75.5 mmboe, 28 percent above the 58.9 mmboe reported in 2018.Sales volumes for the year 2019 reached 94.5 mmboe, 21 percent above the 78.3 mmboe sold in the previous year, the company noted in its report. Sales revenue kicked up 10 percent reaching a company record of $4 billion, which compares to $3.6 billion in 2018.Santos added that its fourth-quarter production of 18.7 mmboe was 5 percent lower than the prior quarter primarily due to domestic gas customer outages in Western Australia.The average realized LNG price reached $9.77/mmBtu, down from $9.91/mmBtu in 2018.Fourth-quarter LNG production was the highest of 2019, supported by strong upstream production growth. The GLNG target to deliver 6 mtpa equivalent run-rate was achieved in the month of October, with an annualized sales runrate, including volumes redirected to the domestic market, exceeding 6 mtpa annualized. Santos now expects a GLNG annualized sales run-rate of ~6.2 mtpa from 2020.A total of 104 wells were drilled across the GLNG acreage in the fourth quarter. A record number of wells were drilled and connected in 2019, namely 393 wells were drilled, 29 percent higher than 2018 and 431 wells were connected, 44 percent higher than 2018.Sixty-two development wells were drilled across Santos’ non-operated Eastern Queensland acreage in the quarter.
Wes Brown is urging Sunderland to build upon a stubborn start to the season to ease themselves up the Barclays Premier League table. The Black Cats remained winless this term but recorded their third draw in four outings when they fought back twice to hold Tottenham 2-2 at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. It was perhaps their least convincing performance of the season to date, but Brown is confident the grit and determination they showed to drag themselves back into a game which looked to be beyond them can serve them well as they prepare for next weekend’s trip to promoted Burnley and the home clashes with Swansea and Stoke which follow. Brown said: “They played very well. They always put pressure on us and made it very difficult for us. They hit the post and the crossbar a couple of times. “But we managed to carry on. You could say they got a little bit tired near the end and we just kept pushing on, and eventually we got something out of probably just the fight. We kept on going and managed to get the own goal.” Poyet was delighted to have come away with a point even if he might have had all three. He said: “I’m not going to say I expected something from the game because I thought they were better than us, but we nearly nicked it at the end with Buckley’s chance. “That would have been very unfair on them [Spurs], but that’s football, that’s football in the Barclays Premier League if you are compact and you know your options until the end.” If Poyet was a happy man, opposite number Mauricio Pochettino was understandably less so. He said: “I am not worried because the most important thing is to create the chances. We have scored two goals away – maybe we had the facility to score more. But we need to be be more solid. “My responsibility is to analyse the first goal that we conceded because, when you concede the first goal like we conceded it today after you have scored at beginning of the game, we need to be smarter and more aggressive because it was too easy for Sunderland to score.” Press Association The former Manchester United defender said: “We have got a good bunch of lads here. We know what’s expected. “We have got to try to start winning a couple of games, but if we keep showing the desire that we showed in the last 15, 20 minutes and maybe do that at the beginning of the game – because it started very difficult for us – maybe we can get better results. “We are looking for our first win in any of the games, and hopefully that will start next week. It’s away from home, but if we can show the desire that we showed on Saturday and maybe finish a few more of our chances and stop them at the back, we have got a good chance.” Sunderland had to show desire and a great deal more to emerge from the game with tangible reward. They fell behind with less than two minutes on the clock when Nacer Chadli followed up after goalkeeper Vito Mannone had beaten away Emmanuel Adebayor’s shot, but were back on terms almost immediately as Adam Johnson embarked upon a scything run into the box and finished with aplomb. However, with Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela proving impossible to shackle and Moussa Dembele prompting, the visitors dominated for long periods and Dembele was unfortunate to see a 38th-minute drive come back off the post with Mannone stranded. They regained the lead within three minutes of the restart when Eriksen stabbed home from close range, but they failed to build upon it – although Lamela was denied a third goal by the crossbar – and Sunderland responded once again. Gus Poyet’s men were level with eight minutes remaining when substitute Harry Kane inadvertently turned Jordi Gomez’s free-kick into his own net, and they might have snatched victory at the death, only for Will Buckley to sky over from Patrick van Aanholt’s pull-back.
New Delhi: Before the start of the Vizag Test, all eyes were on Rohit Sharma and his new slot which would be opening the Test batting for India. However, Rohit answered the call brilliantly as he negotiated the likes of Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada and the spinners brilliantly by notvhing up his 11th fifty and his first as an opener. Mayank Agarwal also gave him good support and the dup have stitched a partnership which is near 100. South Africa’s bowlers had their moments but they have been delfated by this partnership.15:41 hrs IST: Play has been called off due to rain. India are 202/0 and play will start 30 minutes earlier in order to make up for the lost time.15:02 hrs IST: The whole outfield is covered now. It is raining steadily. The blue is in the outfield with huge blue sheets covering the outfield. It does not look good.14:49 hrs IST: It is raining heavily in Vizag. For the game to have any chance of beginning today, it must stop raining ideally by 3:45 or 4:00 PM. The ground’s drainage is good but one feels that a restart chances are pretty slim.14:16 hrs IST: Live visuals from the ground show that the covers are coming out and majority of the outfield is covered. The rain is coming and we might have a delayed start to the final session.14:08 hrs IST: The players are walking off. It has gotten overcast and there is rain in the horizon. However, the session has all been about Rohit Sharma and his brilliance. India are 202/0 and one hopes that the teams come out after the tea break.14:01 hrs IST: Rohit smashes two boundaries off Philander while Agarwal steers Maharaj to the third man fence. The 200-run opening partnership is up between these two and South Africa continue to struggle in Vizag. India are 202/0.13:56 hrs IST: Rohit sweeps Maharaj for a big six, his fifth in the innings and South Africa are bleeding runs in the second session. India are 190/0 and going strongly.13:45 hrs IST: CENTURY! Brilliant, brilliant from Rohit Sharma. Finally, he has arrived on the Test scene. He was touted as the next Virender Sehwag and he certainly has shown plenty of swag. What an effort! India 179/0 and Rohit hits his fourth century and first as opener.13:39 hrs IST: Rohit steers a flatter delivery from Keshav Maharaj to come closer to his century. Rohit on 97 and India are 174/0.13:29 hrs IST: Rohit is on an absolute roll. He blasts two consecutive sixes off Dane Piedt to move into the 90s. This will be a magnificent knock if Rohit does it. India 163/0.13:18 hrs IST: South Africa are simply having no answers as they work hard to break this partnership. Agarwal and Rohit have dug in and only a loose shot can end their innings. India are 141/0.13:05 hrs IST: Rohit continues to find the boundries at will. India are scoring at over three runs an over. Can he get a 100 and make the opener’s slot his own? India are 136/0.12:42 hrs IST: Rohit continues to bat freely and he steers Kagiso Rabada to the third man region. South Africa are trying hard for the breakthrough but it is not happening. India are 117/0.12:38 hrs IST: SIX! Brilliant stuff from Mayank Agarwal as he notches up his fourth fifty with an inside out six off Keshav Maharaj. This is brilliant stuff from both the openers and India are 111/0.12:33 hrs IST: The opening partnership between Rohit and Agarwal has gone past 100 and it is notched up in style with Agarwal flicking a full ball from Vernon Philander to the widish long on region. India are 103/0 and South Africa’s pain continue.12:18 hrs IST: Rohit begins the session in style by creaming Keshav Maharaj to the cover boundary and India are 99/0.11:37 hrs IST: That is lunch on day 1 and India are firmly on top. Rohit’s 11th fifty and his first as an opener has given India plenty to smile while Mayank Agarwal is in good touch.11:30 hrs IST: Brilliant from Rohit Sharma as he notches up his 11th fifty! However, he almost perishes in the process. Senuran Muthusamy bowls a flatter delivery on leg stump, Rohit attempts the sweep but gets a top edge that eludes fine leg and goes to the boundary. India are 91/0.11:11 hrs IST: Rohit nears a fifty by blasting a six off Dane Piedt. His second in the innings and India are 79/0.11:06 hrs IST: Mayank Agarwal is now looking to dominate and he thumps Dane Piedt down the ground for a big six. India are making superb progress and are 68/0.10:56 hrs IST: The fifty-run partnership is up between Rohit and Agarwal and the stand is brought up in style as Rohit launches Keshav Maharaj over long on for the first six of the game and the series. India are 53/0.10:45 hrs IST: Agarwal is looking in solid touch as he lunges forward and drives Keshav Maharaj to the deep backward point fence. That had shades of Rahul Dravid in it. India are 44/0.10:33 hrs IST: Agarwal pierces the gap by driving a full ball from Vernon Philander. Both he and Rohit are rotating the strike as India reach 37/0. The first hour had belonged to India.10:26 hrs IST: Maharaj floats a flighted delivery on the stumps but Agarwal gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past mid on for a boundary. India are surviving the first hour well and are 30/0.10:23 hrs IST: Rabada is trying short. He is trying full but Rohit is upto the task. He unfurls the pull and uses the straight drive but the timing is not proper. India are 26/0.10:19 hrs IST: Rabada is touching 150 kmph while Maharaj is bowling with discipline. India are not getting easy runs and they remain on 22/0.10:10 hrs IST: Keshav Maharaj, the left-arm spinner, is into the attack and he is getting some zip and drift off this wicket. Agarwal and Rohit hang in as India reach 22/0. 09:58 hrs IST: After two back-to-back maiden overs, Rabada and Philander are settling into a nice rhythm. Agarwal gets a full ball to deep point for a couple but he survives couple of balls later by getting a leading edge that goes past gully and slip. India are 15/0.09:45 hrs IST: Superb over from Vernon Philander. Some late outswing and stump-to-stump bowling. Agarwal gets an inside edge to square leg as the ball scoots through off the surface. However, Rohit gets beaten twice on the outswing as India reach 9/0. 09:40 hrs IST: The first hour of this pulsating battle is won by Rohit Sharma. Rabada is getting swing but it is too wide of off stump. Rohit steers one wide delivery to the third man fence and India are 8/0. This is a flat wicket.09:36 hrs IST: The pitch is dry and dead. Not much of bounce. Vernon Philander is getting some swing but Mayank Agarwal gets going by punishing a full ball to the deep backward point fence. India are 4/0. Time for Kagiso Rabada vs Rohit Sharma09:30 hrs IST: Out come Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma. This is a vital period for both individuals, more so for Rohit after he was dismissed second ball in the warm-up game against South Africa at Vizianagaram.09:19 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the sides. There is a debutant in the South Africa side and he is a spinner by the name of Senuran Muthusamy South Africa (Playing XI): Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Senuran Muthusamy, Keshav Maharaj, Dane Piedt, Kagiso RabadaIndia (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami09:03 hrs IST: Virat Kohli has won the toss and he will bat. The India cricket team captain has said it is a no-brainer. Faf du Plessis also said that it is a dry wicket and that their record with tosses in the sub-continent is not too great.08:59 hrs IST: The wicket is dry and there are some cracks. They are expected to widen and the spinners will get plenty of assistance. The team that wins the toss should bat first and they should eye a score in the range of 400 to 450. There will be some reverse swing on offer for the pacers.08:55 hrs IST: For South Africa, there have been plenty of changes in the side. There is no Hashim Amla. No Dale Steyn. The two people who made a big impact in 2010 in South Africa’s last Test win in India are no longer playing Tests. Faf du Plessis has returned to the side but he will have a big task in managing South Africa’s new line-up. 08:45 hrs IST: Call it providence or a twist of fate. In 2010, Rohit Sharma was all set to debut in the Test match against South Africa in Nagpur but he suffered a knee injury just before the toss and was ruled out. That set back his career by a few years. In 2019, against the same opponents, Rohit is all set to literally open a new chapter in his Test career. Will be pass the Test or will he continue being an enigma in Test cricket?08:39 hrs IST: After a gap of one year, Tests return to India and the first match will take place in Vizag. This is the first match for South Africa in the new World Test Championship and they will be keen to shun the nightmares of their 2015 visit when they were hammered 3-0 in the four-Test series. Conditions in Vizag are overcast and whether this will tempt the teams to bowl first will be worth seeing. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
SIX more matches are carded for this weekend as the Milo Schools U-18 Football tournament continues at the Ministry of Education ground.In the first day of matches, Charlestown Secondary will go up against New Central High at 12:00hrs.From 13:45hrs St John’s College go toe-to-toe with Uitvlugt, while Annandale Secondary meet Christchurch Secondary at 15:30hrs.Matches continue tomorrow with Friendship Secondary facing Carmel Secondary from12:00hrs.Following that game, Canje Secondatry will do battle against South Ruimveldt and Vergenoegen will challenge Tucville in the last game of the day.The tournament is being supported by the Ministry of Public Health under its ‘Stop Gender-Based Violence’ campaign.
The official kick-off of games was done by the Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Jerome Pasquier, signaling the start of the first set of competitions.Speaking at the event, Special Olympics National Director, Naomi Ejobe whilst addressing attendees thanked the sponsors of the event, appreciating them for their continued support.She noted that the event wouldn’t have possible without their support. Naomi also commended athletes from the various communities for participating in all activities that was organized by the team stating that the impact of what they have learned in the past few months has been visible.Also speaking at the event, the Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Pasquier who stated that, “the embassy is very happy to support Special Olympics team in carrying out this noble course noting that France is well recognized in sporting activities and we take the game of Football very important. Sponsoring the Sports for Hope initiative is an avenue to foster relationship amongst both countries and most importantly to understand the people, its culture and values”.Pasquier also noted that the Embassy of France was willing to continuously support Special Olympics Nigeria.In the football event third-place match between Bariga and Ajegunle saw the former emerge as winners while Ikorodu emerged winners of the Volleyball game after defeating their Isolo counterparts. Mushin defeated 1-0 Agege to emerge champions of the football event.Winners were presented with medals while Adeola Adegoke of Mushin emerged “The Most Valuable Player”.Grace Ketefe of the Ceceyara Foundation engaged in an educative session on child sexual abuse and the penalties attached for offenders.SO Nigeria’s athletes Lekan Ogunkoya and Dayo Adekoya entertained guests with keyboard performance. Danny S. thrilled guests present at the event with his top hit ‘Ege’.Special Olympics Nigeria is part of a worldwide movement aimed at changing the misconceptions individuals have about people with intellectual disabilities (PWID) through various sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic – type sports for children and adults.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Special Olympics Nigeria has successfully concluded the Sports for Hope Initiative with a grand finale tournament featuring football and volleyball, informative talks, entertaining performances as well as health screening for attendees.The event which held last Saturday at the Campos Mini Stadium on Lagos Island was sponsored by the Embassy of France in a bid to foster amongst communities the inclusion of persons with disabilities (PWIDs), psychological empower them and promote a positive lifestyle choices with the use of Football and Volleyball as its driving sports tool.Through this initiative, the organisation equipped 224 people with intellectual disabilities and 160 people without intellectual disabilities with vital information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), financial management, and health promoting behavior to enable them to make better life choices.
…To be scrapped after PPP wins 2020 electionsIn reiterating his disapproval of the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) that was created to replace the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said it would only put pressure on the treasury, and if the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) returned to office, it would be automatically scrapped.Jagdeo described the draft strategy, which he has had a look at, as one that was a basic ‘cut and paste’ of best practices from around the world, essentially lacking the ability to attract funding for Guyana.“It will add cost. I disagree with its fundamental premise. The premise which brings cost to the country versus earning money for the country… The LCDS was an economic strategy. It earned money for Guyana. The GSDS is so far about expenditure from our treasury. That is why conceptually, we disagree with it.”Jagdeo, the mastermind of the LCDS, which secured him international recognition and led to him being conferred with the “Champion of the Earth” award by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said that under the LCDS, there were specific areas that were targeted for development purposes across Guyana.“We said we are going to spend US$10.5 million on Amerindian land titling. It solved a problem. Two, we will spend US$17 million on ICT (Information Communication Technology) in the hinterland. We would spend x amount of money like US$80 million on the hydropower by buying down equity,” he explained.Further, the Opposition Leader said there were also plans to create a centre for biodiversity studies and establish an adaptation plan. He said, “We searched into crops that were flood and bug resistant. We set aside money for small loans and grants too to individuals in various sectors. It was about 20 initiatives and we were earning money doing that, we weren’t taking money from taxpayers’ money.”As such, the former Head of State argued that the GSDS was more about cost to the Guyanese public. “Right now, they are talking about planting trees and all of that. They missed the whole point that that was an economic strategy to adjust to the future. That’s why conceptually, we have a major difference,” he added.Reference was also made to the fact that several foreign consultants were hired to review the strategy for advice and further input, including requesting the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to be part of it. Jagdeo, who was the first President of that body, said he has seen a lot of what has been used before in the GSDS, in addition to that of the work being done by UNEP.“The speeches would tell you, (David) Granger… the first year he went into Parliament. He keeps saying one thing over and over again. It does not change. Same old thing,” Jagdeo stated, noting that the GSDS would not bring any substantial benefits to Guyana, but rather put pressure on taxpayers’ dollars.Jagdeo noted that the Strategy has not received the approval of the National Assembly, while noting that it was still at its conceptual stage. Nevertheless, he said, “That is a political initiative of Granger until it has parliamentary approval as far as we are concerned. In all likelihood, we will scrap it as soon as we get into office, because it makes no sense. It will only add cost. That’s all.”A number of renewable energy farms and facilities form the thrust of Government’s goals in the GSDS. The Government plans to build a solar energy plant to the tune of US$3.8 million. The farm, to be funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will be constructed at Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). It was indicated that construction of this farm would be completed by the end of 2018.Government has also secured funding from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to establish solar photovoltaic (PV) farms at Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini) at a cost of US$1.8 million; Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) to the tune of US$2.6 million; and Matthews Ridge, Region One (Barima-Waini) at a cost of US$2 million. It has also secured a line of credit of approximately US$15 million.The Government has been heavily criticised for the GSDS that has been touted as a blueprint to developing a “green economy”. The Opposition has described the document as a hollow one. But with Government recently getting the green light to access funds from Norway for its renewable energy initiatives, questions remain over exactly what policy document was presented.
0Shares0000Kenya U15 maintain perfect start CECAFA ChampionshipsNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 18 – The Kenya Under-15 National Team thumped Sudan 4-0 in their second match of the CECAFA U15 Championships played on Sunday in Asmara, Eritrea to maintain their perfect start to the tourney.Kevin Wangaya was on target in the 12th and 24th minutes with Joseph Munala netting the third in the 27th minute to see the Junior Stars go back to the dressing room at halftime with a healthy 3-0 lead. Gil Harel added the fourth shortly after resumption to make it 4-0.This was their second win in two matches following their opening day victory over Somalia on Friday.Focus now shifts to their third group match against Burundi on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, before they wind up their Group A roster against hosts Eritrea on Thursday.The top two teams from each of the two groups will automatically qualify to the semis, set to be played on August 28, while the final has been scheduled for August 30, 2019, in Asmara.0Shares0000(Visited 74 times, 1 visits today)
Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says Bournemouth are now 8/13 to win the Championship, and 1/10 to be promoted, after they beat Reading to keep their grip on top spot.He reveals Real Madrid are 1/2 to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals after holding Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw away from home in the first leg of their last eight tie, but he insists Diego Simeone’s side should not be written off.And he looks ahead to Wednesday night’s Champions League action, with a double on Barcelona and Bayern Munich winning their respective games against Paris Saint-Germain and Porto priced at 9/4.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
JIM McGUINNESS has declared hip surgery on Karl Lacey a success but says he won’t rush the 2012 Player of the Year back into the Donegal squad.The Four Masters All-Star also missed the trip to Dubai because of exams and recovery from the surgery.And it may the Ulster Championship opener against Tyrone before he comes back into the panel. “It will take a wee while. He had three or four jobs done when they went in there to do the work,” said Jim.“He had a problem with a bit of bone growing on the ball socket joint, and then they shaved the cartilage when they were in there and there was floating bone and stuff like that.“Karl is a very important player to us but he is also a player who picks up a lot of heavy knocks in games. Whether they are purposeful or not, I don’t know, but he does get a lot of heavy knocks in games.“It is disappointing, we have lost him now. We will have to make sure that everything is done very professionally in terms of getting him back because it is very easy to rush players back. We have not done that and we don’t intend to do it with him. He is a young man and we want to make sure that he is perfect when he does come back.” ‘I WILL ONLY BRING BACK LACEY WHEN HE’S READY’ – McGUINNESS was last modified: January 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:’I WILL ONLY BRING BACK LACEY WHEN HE’S READY’ – McGUINNESS
THE community of Ardara is in mourning after the body of a local man missing for three days was recovered from the River Liffey in Dublin.Conal Gildea, who was just 24, went missing on a night out in the capital last Friday after leaving friends to go to a cash machine. He never returned.Gardai say his body was recovered yesterday. An investigation into his death is underway. Mr Gildea comes from a highly respected family in the community. He has been described by one friend on social media as ‘the salt of the earth’.Another described him as a “joy of a lad with everything to live for, excelling at everything he turned his hand to, we are left stunned and speechless by the loss of him, words can never really say what he meant to one and all. Just to say that all our lives will be very much the poorer without you.”Conal had recently qualified as a plumber and was a highly respected member of the local gaelic football team, achieving great success at under-age level.He was a club mate of the late Tomas Maguire who died in a tragic road traffic accident in Australia Huge sympathy is being extended to Conal’s parents Tony and Anita, brothers Hugh and Anthony and sisters, Marie, Bridget, Anne and Sarah. FAMILY’S HEARTACHE AS BODY OF MISSING DONEGAL MAN FOUND IN DUBLIN was last modified: May 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaraConal GildeaFAMILY’S HEARTACHE AS BODY OF MISSING DONEGAL MAN FOUND IN DUBLIN