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London-listed oil company SOCO International has said all conditions for the previously announced sale of its Angola assets have been met.SOCO in July announced it had entered into a sale and purchase agreement (SA) with Quill Trading Corporation and WMLC Resources to sell its entire shareholding in SOCO Cabinda Limited in Angola for $5 million.SOCO Cabinda Limited holds a 22 percent, non-operating, working interest in the production sharing contract for the Cabinda North Block, Angola.The long stop date for satisfaction or, where applicable, waiver of the SPA conditions was 30 September 2018.SOCO said on Friday: “SOCO is pleased to confirm that all substantive conditions precedent to the transaction have been irrevocably satisfied or waived. To allow a brief period to undertake the necessary mechanics of completion, the parties have agreed a further extension of the SPA long stop date to 5 October 2018. An update will be provided to the market when completion occurs.”The completion of the sale of SOCO Cabinda will mark SOCO International’s exit from Africa.The sale agreement in July followed Soco’s sale of its Congo offshore assets for $10 million to Coastal Energy late in June, covering a 40.39% operated interest in each of the Lidongo, Viodo, Lideka, and Loubana exploitation permits within the former Marine XI Block, located in shallow water offshore Congo (Brazzaville).The company’s only remaining assets are in Vietnam where Soco holds interests in three offshore blocks.Offshore Energy Today Staff
As revealed by Mirror Sport last month, the ongoing quest from senior figures at UEFA to increase the number of matches in their biggest cash-cow could now see a return of a second group stage. That format existed between 1999 and 2003, only for the round of 16 to be reintroduced and remain to this day. Another option could see the current group stage revamped to include six groups of six teams, or even eight groups of six teams should the tournament be expanded to include 48 clubs. The Champions League featured two group phases between 1999 and 2003, including this memorable 2002 clash between Liverpool and Roma (Image: Daily Mirror)Advertisement The Champions League could be extended to include four extra rounds of fixtures from 2024 if UEFA’s proposals for revamping the competition get the go-ahead. However many clubs were added, the increase in games would leave teams facing 17 matchdays if they were to go all the way to the final, in place of the current 13 that Liverpool and Tottenham played on their way to the Madrid showpiece last season. It has also been suggested that clubs who reach the last four of the Champions League would automatically qualify for the group stage of the following season’s competition regardless of their league position domestically. The moves are said to head off the threat of the World Super League favoured by FIFA and clubs such as Real Madrid , with the extra European games bringing in more revenue for the top sides. Read Also:UEFA report lays bare growing wealth gap in European football The idea is opposed by the Premier League, and one element of fallout from the increased matches could be that the bigger clubs choose not to compete in the Carabao Cup. The tournament could then revert to one that is exclusively for sides not appearing in the Champions League, thereby lessening the appeal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More
Donald Frank Christman, 77 of Milan, passed away at his home November 2, 2016 Donald was born Saturday June 24, 1939 in Shepherdsville, KY the son of Carl and Elizabeth (Hatfield) Christman. He married Bonnie (Meyers) Christman May 28, 2005 and she survives.Donald worked as a farmer. He was a member of the Upton Baptist Church in Upton, KY, former Baptist Deacon of Thixton Lane, for many years in Louisville, KY; he enjoyed boating, driving his semi, and enjoying the simple life.Donald is survived by wife: Bonnie Christman of Milan; sons: David (Patty) Christman of Shepherdsville, Ky; Douglas Christman of Walnut Creek, CA; step-son: Dale (Jill) Miller of Moores Hill; Dean Miller of Moores Hill; step-daughter Denise (Scott) Smith, 11 Grandchildren, 7 Great-Grandchildren He was preceded in death by his first wife Arlene (Risen) Christman in 2004, one sister Evelyn Tobbe, and one brother Charles Stottman.Funeral service will be 10 AM Saturday November 5, 2016 at Sibbett-Moore funeral home with Pastor Todd Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery in Shepherdsville, KY. Visitation will be 8-10AM Saturday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the St. Jude’s Hospital. Sibbett-Moore funeral home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, 16717 Manchester Street Moores Hill, IN 47032; (812)744-3280. Go to www.sibbettmoorecom to leave an online condolence message for the family.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 county committee elections has been extended to ensure farmers have sufficient time to vote, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Indiana Farm Service Agency.Eligible voters now have until Dec. 13, to return ballots to their local FSA offices.Producers who have not received their ballot should pick one up at their local FSA office.FSA has modified the ballot, making it easily identifiable and less likely to be overlooked.Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than Dec. 13.Newly elected committee members will take office Jan. 1.
The first two cases of coronavirus in Palm Beach County and five more in Broward County were confirmed, among 15 new ones in the state announced Thursday night by the Florida Department of Health.The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Florida stands at 50, including 42 people currently in the state, according to the department.The Palm Beach County cases are two males in their 70s and both are travel related. The department said they will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials.The 73-year-old’s case is associated with a Nile River Cruise/Tour in Egypt and the 74-year-old man’s case is associated with travel to Europe.Two other cases have been linked to Palm Beach County. A 37-year-old New York man who remains in quarantine inside his parents home in South Florida after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport aboard a JetBlue flight from New York on Wednesday night. Passenger Scott Rodman told WPTV the man found out he tested positive while on the flight.On Sunday, the Health Department in Palm Beach County announced a Pennsylvania person who attended a Palm Beach County convention in February tested positive for the virus.Eleven cases are linked to Broward County.Three of the cases announced late Thursday are travel related in Broward County — a 25-year-old female, a 36-year-old male and a 20-year-old female who is a Texas resident who went to Europe. It is unclear whether a 28-year-old wman’s case is travel related, and a 68-year old female is associated with Port Everglades.Four cases are associated with Port Everglades — all connected to or employed by Metro Cruise ServicesThe 20-year-old victim is the youngest case in the state. The oldest is an 81-year-old woman in Manatee County.Two additional cases in Broward were announced earlier Tuesday — men who are 61 and 65.On Tuesday, Broward County officials declared a state of emergency.Three other cases in the state are travel related: a 24-year old female in Alachua County, a 49-year old female who is a Hillsborough County resident associated with travel to Europe and a 70-year old male in Volusia County who is associated with a Nile River Cruise/Tour in Egypt.
Usman Khawaja hit two centuries in the series.Australia won a bilateral ODI series for the first time since 2017.Australia won a series in India after 2009. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The left-hander made four fifty-plus scores in the series and he was ably assisted by Handscomb, who smashed his maiden century in Mohali and his fourth fifty. In most of the games, the duo employed the sweep and used their feet well to tackle the spinners. Both strung a partnership of 99 in the deciding game while Handscomb played a vital part in Australia chasing 359 in the Mohali game. When asked about how they tackled Bumrah, who took just seven wickets in the series and also failed to control the flow of runs in the death overs. “You aim to score runs towards the death overs. There is a lot of respect for Bumrah and the guys have handled the Indian pacer well,” Khawaja said. All about confidence Virat Kohli had said India had played fearlessly in the series in Australia and it helped them win a series for the first time Down Under. Khawaja, in response, said Australia seized the moments here, something which they could not in the series in January 2019. “We always had the confidence. There were a few moments in the MCG game where we had some moments and could have won the series. We did not win then. If we won in Ranchi, we knew anybody can win. The guys put their hands up in the last two games after Ranchi. It is never easy to beat India. They have the best ODI player in Virat Kohli. Rohit is an excellent player over a long period of time. The likes of Jasprit and Shami are wonderful. We had good plans to their batsmen,” Khawaja said. When asked whether there were any words of motivation after they were trailing 0-2 heading into the Ranchi ODI, Khawaja said there was no special message. “The messages have been consistent from Justin and Finch. We should have won the Nagpur ODI. We knew we were close. We were losing the 50-50 matches. There was no magic speech. Everybody was playing good cricket. Everybody is enjoying their game. Even when we lost the first couple of games, there was a good vibe in the group and we were indulging in a lot of fun activities. I think everyone is gelling very well. No one is looking too far ahead.,” Khawaja said. The left-hander said the team is not looking too far into the World Cup and they just want to enjoy this win. “It is huge. Winning a series in India is massive. Tough place to come play cricket against a very good side. They beat us in Australia. To come back from the losses in the first couple of games and win three in a row is a great feeling. I am feeling good at the moment. I am not taking anything for granted. I am enjoying the wins more. he World Cup is very far away. The five ODIs against Pakistan is coming up. We have played some good cricket. It is new games against new teams in new conditions. If you look too far ahead, you can get in trouble,” Khawaja said. Australia will play five ODIs against Pakistan with the first game beginning on March 22 while Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team will play the Indian Premier League from March 23. New Delhi: Australia were staring down the barrel when they were trailing the series 0-2 after losing the Hyderabad and Nagpur ODIs. However, Usman Khawaja sparked a revival, scoring 104, 91 and 100 in the three ODIs in Ranchi, Mohali and Delhi as Australia registered a remarkable 3-2 series win to clinch an ODI series in India after 10 years. Khawaja’s tally made him the most successful batsman in a five-match ODI series against India in India, overtaking David Warner’s tally of 367 runs in the 2017 series which Australia lost 1-4. Speaking in the post-match press conference after winning the Man of the Series award, Khawaja said there were some plans in place by the Australian batsmen to counter Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and India’s ace death-overs bowler in Jasprit Bumrah. “I have been using the sweep and reverse sweep effectively in the Test tour of UAE against Pakistan. Sometimes, you get good wickets in India. When it is spinning, one has to find ways to score. One has to assess the wicket. Peter Handscomb likes to use his feet and this is how he liks to play when he assesses the conditions,” Khawaja remarked.
USTA National Championships in certain junior age groups for singles and doubles are being scrapped.That includes boys’ 18s in Orlando and girls’ 18s in San Diego in singles; boys’ 16s in Rome, Georgia, and girls’ 16s in Mobile, Alabama, in singles; and boys’ and girls’ 12s through 18s doubles in Orlando.Men’s and women’s USTA National Grass Court Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, are also among the tournaments eliminated.The USTA says “there was an inherent risk associated with hosting large numbers of individuals at one site, at one time, and would make risk mitigation difficult.”The group says the sort of COVID-19 testing and universal housing planned for the U.S. Open “would logistically and financially be incredibly difficult to create” at these national events. Associated Press Roger Federer is a 10-time champion at the tournament in his hometown of Basel but he was set to miss the 50th edition of the event. He is skipping the rest of the 2020 season to let his right knee recover from two surgeries.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports All sanctioned tennis has been suspended since March because of the pandemic. Competition is scheduled to resume in August.___The Swiss Indoors tennis tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers say it would be “irresponsible and logistically difficult to go ahead” amid uncertainty about public health and the economy.Tournament head Roger Brennwald says “social distancing or matches played behind closed doors were out of the question for us from the start.” July 14, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The New England Patriots have joined a growing list of NFL teams who hope to play home games this season in front of a significantly reduced number of fans to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Latest: Patriots hoping for a reduced number of fans The team announced Tuesday that it plans to play in front of about 20% of Gillette Stadium’s capacity, if approved by state and local officials. The stadium’s capacity is just under 66,000. The Patriots also informed season ticket holders that if fans are allowed at the stadium, they will be asked to adhere to physical distancing of at least six feet. Tickets will be arranged in blocks of 10 seats or fewer, with the first eight rows of the stadium not in use. Face coverings will also be required at all times, parking for home games will be free at all Gillette Stadium lots, and all tickets will be mobile. Patriots season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase individual game tickets. Any remaining ticket inventory will go on sale to the general public. ___The U.S. Tennis Association has canceled several amateur events scheduled in August because of the coronavirus pandemic but is still planning to hold the U.S. Open starting Aug. 31.
Golfers were excited at the closing ceremony of the Umaru Anita and Timothy Atuk retirement golf tournament held over the weekend at the Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS), golf course, Benin City, Edo State.At the end of the well-attended golf retirement tourney organised by the Committee of Friends and Golfers in conjunction with NNPC Medical Service and BCGS, Dr Anslem Dere and Princess Nkiruka Awiaka were declared winners in men’s and ladies category respectively.Dr. Dere played a net score of 72 to emerge winner ahead of Esosa Ogbomo who settled for second position through count back over Sam Awiaka, having both played 73 net respectively. Osaze Iyare won his usual best gross award with 79 gross. Ex lady captain, Princess Awiaka was at her best again with 72 net by winning her second trophy within two weeks, just as another ex-lady captain, Debby Otabor played 77 net for second place ahead of another incumbent lady captain, Habiibah Oyeghe Oyarekhua with 79 net.However, encomiums were showered on the both retirees by the likes of the Vice captain of the club, Mayer Ologbosere; Dr James Agada, who represented Dr. Musa Shaibu, Managing Director, NNPC Medical Services Limited, Dr. Dakop Yoila, and many others for their exemplary services to the organisation and BCGS.In the same vein, Umaru and Atuk expressed appreciations to the club for organising such wonderful golf tournament on their behalf. They added that it showed how lovely members of this great golf family are in honouring them with the tournament that attracted almost 100 golfers across Nigeria.Meanwhile, other winners included Dr. John Ogbeide, who won the men’s super-veteran category with 78 net. R. Osahon beat M. Azugbene on count back having both played 77 net in the men’s veteran event. While Lucy Onoabhagbe won the ladies veteran with net score of 79.The highlight of the event was presentation of trophies to winners while the club led by its vice-captain of the club presented Queen Idia bronze cast head to the two retirees for their roles in enhancing golf development in the club.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Pujols was hitting .214 with a .696 OPS heading into Wednesday’s game, while Bour was hitting .169 with a .578 OPS.“I hope they tear the cover off the ball and it becomes an extremely difficult decision for me on a daily basis,” Ausmus said. “But performance, I’ve said it all along, it’s a performance game, and performance comes into play.”SETBACK FOR MIDDLETONKeynan Middleton, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, last week felt some discomfort during a bullpen session and had to take a temporary step back in rehab, General Manager Billy Eppler said on Wednesday.Eppler characterized it as minor and said Middleton has already resumed throwing.“He had a day when he was excited about how his arm felt and pushed the gas pedal down a little father and had some elongated soreness afterward,” Eppler said, adding that now Middleton has said the pain is a 1, on a scale of 1 to 10.Middleton, who had Tommy John surgery last April, is still projected to return in late June or early July, Eppler said.Related Articles JC Ramírez, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on about the same timetable as Middleton, faced hitters on Saturday and could be soon headed to a minor league team to continue his rehab, Eppler said.ALSOAndrew Heaney (elbow inflammation) will throw 45 pitches over three innings in an extended spring training game on Friday, Eppler said. …Top prospect Jo Adell (sprained right ankle, strained left hamstring) had three at-bats in simulated games, but he is not yet running. Eppler said Adell will begin playing in extended spring training games next week. …Tommy La Stella, who was scratched from Sunday’s lineup because of back tightness, said he’s fine now.UP NEXTAngels (TBA) vs. Tigers (LHP Ryan Carpenter, 2019 debut), Thursday, 10 a.m., Fox Sports West Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Although Pujols has been more productive than Bour so far this season, it’s unlikely that Pujols can handle playing first base every day.“I generally want to avoid three games in a row, as a rule, but he’s going to play tomorrow, with a (third straight) lefty going, so that will be three days in a row, but then he won’t play the following day,” Ausmus said. “I’m going to be very cognizant of taking care of Albert’s knees and keeping him healthy the entire season.”Pujols had played just 34 games at first, combined, in 2016 and 2017. Last season, with Ohtani taking up so many DH at-bats, Pujols ended up playing 70 games at first.He also went on the disabled list in July and ended up getting shut down for season-ending knee surgery in late August.Pujols started at first for the 13th time on Wednesday night. The Angels have 126 games remaining. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros DETROIT — Ever since the Angels signed Justin Bour in December, they knew this logjam was coming.Now that Shohei Ohtani is back, and expected to take up almost all of the DH at-bats, it leaves Albert Pujols and Bour to split first base.On Wednesday, Ohtani’s second day back in the lineup, Manager Brad Ausmus spoke to both Pujols and Bour and explained how it’s going to break down.“Albert is going to face all the lefties,” Ausmus said. “We’ve got to keep Albert healthy. Albert will face some of the righties and Bour will face some of the righties. It will boil down to performance, but playing into that is keeping Albert healthy.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error