Fugro to acquire hydrocarbon seep data offshore Canada

first_imgFugro has teamed up with Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) to acquire offshore hydrocarbon seep data in advance of Canada’s 2018 east coast bid round.Bathymetry, backscatter and water column anomaly data will be collected to pull together a comprehensive picture of surficial geological features, Fugro said on Wednesday. These data will be used to identify and precisely target the best locations for geochemical sampling, enabling clients to improve and de-risk their exploration programs, the company explained.According to the company, the information may also be used in a variety of further investigations such as establishing environmental baselines, evaluating seafloor geohazards and preliminary planning for field development.The seafloor mapping will be performed by Fugro using its geophysical vessel, Fugro Discovery, and includes acquisition of 10,500 square kilometers of multibeam echo sounder data and sub-bottom profiler data. This will be followed by coring up to 150 geochemical targets and 20 heat flow measurements, complete with shipboard geochemical screening testing, further shore-based geochemical analyses (carried out by AGI) and an integrated, interpreted data package. AGI’s geochemical analyses will determine the hydrocarbon signature of the samples.“We are excited to be part of Canada’s growing offshore industry and Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2018 licensing round,” said Keith Kneale, Fugro’s Business Development Manager for the Americas.“Investment by Nalcor Energy is supporting this project which will showcase Fugro’s market-leading expertise – earned from conducting dozens of similar surveys including the world’s four largest to date – enabling clients to improve and de-risk their exploration programs.” He explained how AGI has been involved in offshore microseepage and macroseepage programs for over 20 years.The comprehensive data package will be available in early 2018 and is being licensed from both Fugro and AGI.last_img read more

Bulldogs Big Winners At Rushville CC Invitational

first_imgThe Batesville Boys Cross Country Team traveled to Rushville Saturday for the Rushville Cross Country Invitaitonal. Competing against 16 other teams, Batesville came in first.The boys scored 53 points, followed by seocnd place Cardinal Ritter with 96, and third place Yorktown with 150.Running well for the boys were Caleb Moster who came in 5th place, followed by Connor Bell in 6th and Brice Keeton coming in 10th. Also scoring for Batesville were Grant Meyers in 14th and Clay Yeaton in 18th. Also running for Batesville in the varsity race were Quinten Gowdy in 22nd and Alex Batta in 37th.The boys will run again Thursday at Batesville in the Ripley County Meet.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.The Batesville Ladies Cross Country team were crowned champions Saturday at the Rushville Invitational in their 14 team division beating the field by 59 points.The Bulldogs scored 69 points to Yorktown’s 128 points, followedby Delta with 134, Greensburg 146 and finishing out the top 5, Rushville with 164 points.Batesville was led by junior Mary Poltrack coming in 3rd overall with a time of 20:41. She was followed by teammates Emma Gausman, 11th, running a personal record of 21:24, with Maria Wessel right behind in 12th. Rounding out the top 5 were Sarah Poltrack 21st and Audrey Weigel, 22nd who also ran a personal best. Also running on varsity were Katie Baumenr coming in 38th, closely followed by Madeleine Robben, 42nd. With these wins, the Bulldog’s record is now 16-0.Although the JV race was not scored, Kylie Lehman led the way for the dogs and 8 ladies ran a personal best. They were, Anna Kick, Audrey Maupin, McKayla Schloemer, Carley Fitzpatrick, Cheyenne Laker, Nikki Elkins, Kate Poltrack and Sam Heidlage.The Bulldogs compete again on Thursday at the County meet that will be held on Batsville’s home course.Courtesy of Buklldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Lampard admits he has ‘respect’ for Klopp despite jibes

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Simple Product Ideas That Made Their Creators Millionaires10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists he has “huge respect” for Jurgen Klopp despite his stormy relationship with the Liverpool boss. Lampard launched an expletive-laced touchline tirade at Klopp and his assistant Pep Lijnders as tempers rose during Chelsea’s 5-3 loss at Liverpool last season. He followed that blast by warning Klopp not to get “too arrogant” and the feud has continued into the new campaign, with Liverpool’s Premier League visit to Chelsea on Sunday serving as another potential flashpoint in the growing rivalry. Loading… Klopp took a swipe at Lampard’s £200 million ($259 million) close-season spending spree — which included Chelsea beating Liverpool to the signature of Germany forward Timo Werner. He said his club could not act in the same way as those owned by oligarchs, in a reference to Blues supremo Roman Abramovich. Lampard responded by saying it was “slightly amusing” to see Klopp complain about Chelsea’s transfer investments when Liverpool had spent heavily in the past. But Klopp was diplomatic about their relationship this week, insisting he admired Lampard as a player and was impressed with his managerial work.center_img Lampard was also keen to draw a line under the row when he spoke to the media ahead of Chelsea’s clash with the Premier League champions, saying he had huge respect for his rival. “What he has done in his time at Liverpool has been incredible and that is on him as the focal point of the club and the individual talent they have brought in,” the Chelsea boss said on Friday. “The nature of the world we live in is there’s a lot of airtime for you to fill with rivalries. They can be scrutinised in every way. Read Also: Neymar, Silva get Brazil calls as World Cup campaign starts “There is nothing in it for me. The competitive nature of the 90 minutes can always slightly boil over in different directions. The respect I have for Jurgen Klopp will never change.” Chelsea lost narrowly three times to Liverpool last season, but they did knock Klopp’s men out of the FA Cup. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

HH Water district to start flushing in October

first_imgMilan, IN—Hoosier Hills Water will be flushing its distribution system in the month of October.  First two weeks of October we will be flushing Franklin County and Ripley County (north of Milan). Second two weeks of October we will be flushing Dearborn County and Ripley County (south of Milan).  Low pressure may be experienced along with periods of discolored water.  Try to avoid doing laundry if you notice these conditions.last_img

Van Gaal unfazed by criticism

first_img “I was disappointed we played that way,” Van Gaal said. “Nowadays the result is very important but I think the playing style is also important because you play for the fans. Manchester United has a lot of fans, so you have to play for them. “Next match we can show that we are still in our process and positive.” The first signs of unrest came last month at QPR when United fans demanded Van Gaal ditch his three-man defence by chanting “4-4-2”. The 63-year-old has acquiesced to their demands in recent weeks, altering the formation to a 4-4-2 diamond, but he concedes – eight months into the job – that he still does not know they best way to line up his United team. “No, I don’t think so,” Van Gaal said when asked if he had found the right balance in his starting XI. “I have played five or six systems and I am looking still for the balance. But this system is more attractive than normally and I can play with more attacking players. “That’s the reason I am doing that. “In spite of the fact that we are looking for the balance, our results are not bad and our defensive organisation is not bad, we also score a lot of goals. So, I cannot say that I am very disappointed about that. But we have to do it now, and normally you have to do it pre-season.” Van Persie is a doubt for Monday’s match because of an unspecified injury, Van Gaal revealed. The knee injury Phil Jones suffered against Burnley is not as bad as first feared, but he is unlikely to play at Preston. Daley Blind, who came off in the first half against Burnley after a clash of heads, is more likely to play, though. Van Gaal reported some bad news regarding Michael Carrick, who has suffered a setback in his recovery from the calf injury he suffered at the end of last month. Carrick was supposed to be out for four weeks, but his lay-off could last longer. “He has a setback,” Van Gaal said on MUTV. “That’s not unusual with injuries so we will also have to wait and see.” Scholes won 20 major trophies at United under Sir Alex Ferguson, but it is safe to say he is less than impressed by the man who is currently in charge at Old Trafford. The former England midfielder said some of United’s play under the Dutchman had been “miserable” and complained that strikers Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao looked like “strangers” in the 3-1 win against Burnley on Wednesday. Scholes also criticised Van Gaal for playing Wayne Rooney in midfield. The 40-year-old is not the only person to criticise United of late. Falcao’s agent Jorge Mendes said United would not be struggling if Ferguson was in charge, Sam Allardyce branded Van Gaal’s team “long-ball United” and even veteran Preston striker Kevin Davies mocked the former Bayern Munich coach ahead of Monday’s FA Cup tie with the Red Devils at Deepdale, claiming the squad looked unhappy. “I don’t worry about it, it’s not so interesting I think because he (Scholes) is one of the fans, I hope, and he can criticise,” the United boss said. “Fans can criticise, and that’s not a problem. “I am used to it and I think all the players are used to it because they are professional football players. “Maybe some players are affected, but normally most of the time it does not affect me or the players.” Although United returned to winning ways this week after the drab draw at West Ham last Sunday, a few fans made their displeasure at the team’s style of play known by whistling at the players in the first half on Wednesday. Van Gaal admitted he was concerned about the negativity from the supporters and he hopes to bring a smile back to their faces by recording a comprehensive win at League One Preston. Louis van Gaal insists neither he nor his Manchester United players will lose any sleep over the latest barrage of criticism from Paul Scholes. Press Associationlast_img read more

Local runners begin outdoor track season in Hampden

first_imgELLSWORTH — George Stevens Academy, Ellsworth, Bucksport and Deer Isle-Stonington competed in the season’s first outdoor track meet Monday in Hampden.On the boys’ side, GSA finished third and with two individual wins from Erik Taylor-Lash. Taylor-Lash won the pole vault and 1,600-meter race walk and was also part of a team that won the 4-by-400 relay. His brother, Alex, won the 110- and 300-meter hurdles.Ellsworth’s Nate Mason and Bucksport’s Danny Bunker both won jump events. Mason won the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 8 inches. Bunker won the long and triple jumps with distances of 19 feet and 38 feet, 11 inches, respectively. For Deer Isle-Stonington, junior Brendan Penfold won the 1,600-meter run.The GSA girls’ team got wins in the 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 relays. Elsewhere for GSA, Morgan Dauk won the javelin throw, Mary Brenna Catus won the 400-meter dash and Eliza Broughton won the 300-meter hurdles.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGSA finished third in both the boys’ and girls’ meets. For the boys, Ellsworth finished fifth, Bucksport took sixth and DI-S took seventh. On the girls’ side, Bucksport and Ellsworth took fourth and sixth, respectively.last_img read more

Three Russians’ samples positive for same banned substance: IWF

first_imgMOSCOW: The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Friday that doping samples taken from three-time world weightlifting champion Nadezhda Evstyukhina and two other Russian weightlifters had tested positive for the same banned substance.The substance, Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone metabolite, is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as an anabolic agent. The 32-year-old Evstyukhina, who is now retired, has been serving a provisional suspension since August last year for a separate potential violation of anti-doping rules, the IWF said. In 2016 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stripped Evstyukhina of the bronze medal she had won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 75kg category after the retesting of her samples showed the presence of the turinabol, an anabolic steroid, and the banned blood booster Erythropoietin (EPO). The IWF said the samples of Oleg Chen and David Bedzhanyan, who are also serving provisional suspensions for separate potential anti-doping violations, contained the same anabolic agent found in Evstyukhina’s sample. Chen is a three-time silver medallist at the world championships in the 69kg category. Bedzhanyan has won two world silver medals and one bronze in the 105kg category. Maxim Agapitov, the president of Russia’s weightlifting federation, told TASS news agency that the athletes’ samples containing the substance dated back to 2015. Agencies Also Watch: Six Students from Nalbari are Class X Topperslast_img read more

Buchanan earns Canada 1-0 win over Cameroon in Women;s World Cup

first_imgA header by Kadeisha Buchanan, voted best young player at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, ensured Canada opened their 2019 campaign with a win over Cameroon.The defender, who plays club football in France for Lyon, struck from a corner at the end of the first half to give Canada a 1-0 win in Montpellier.Cameroon, one of the lowest ranked teams at the tournament, went close through Claudine Meffometou’s header.Canada’s Nichelle Prince hit the post with a deflected shot at 0-0.Although the opening game in Group E lacked clear-cut chances, Canada did enough to go top before rivals New Zealand and the Netherlands meet on Tuesday in Le Havre (14:00 BST).“You could sense some nervousness but that’s because this means so much for the players,” said Canada’s boss Kenneth Heiner-Moller.“We knew it was going to be a battle and Cameroon were a hard team to play, especially when they were sitting that deep.”All eyes were on Canada’s captain Christine Sinclair, who is four goals away from becoming the outright all-time leading scorer in men’s and women’s international football.Sinclair, who turns 36 on Wednesday, went close with an early deflected header while Meffometou cleared off the line after the ball bounced off the veteran Canada player’s knee and rolled towards the net in the closing stages.However, Sinclair remains on 181 goals for her country – three short of record holder Abby Wambach, the retired United States World Cup-winning striker.The winning goal came after a perfectly timed run into the six-yard area by 23-year-old defender Buchanan, who now has four goals in 89 appearances for Canada.“We got the nerves out in this game,” said Buchanan.“For sure we are going to come back stronger for the next game and keep the momentum going. We will be better.”Cameroon, who appointed Alain Djeumfa as manager in January after sacking Joseph Ndoko, worked hard but with the exception of Meffometou’s header, rarely looked like equalising and managed just 191 passes compared to Canada’s 583.One worry for Canada coach Heiner-Moller, however, is his side’s lack of goals. Despite victory, Canada have not scored more than once in their last nine World Cup matches. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

FC Bulmaro Resolve to Changing Players’ Lives

first_imgA top officials of FC Bulmaro, the elite and the youngest club in the Nigerian League One, Ms. Ekanem Wushishi, has said nothing was too much to do in order to get the medical structures of the Nigerian sports sector right, bearing in mind that recently, a few of our footballers have lost their lives on the pitch, saying if things were done the right way, a lot of careers would be saved.While acknowledging the contributions of sports medicine to the advancement of the sector, the career givers should be highly appreciated and commended by ensuring that they have the necessary equipment of world class standard to work with, and their working environment is sustainable to what is obtained in other parts of the world.“The times are challenging all over the world induced by pandemic, demanding innovativeness, creativity and possibilities, to profer solution to the current health challenge which is ravaging every area of human concerns across the globe. This is the time to think the future, by putting good and standard health facilities and structures in place. We should not wait until the world is faced with another crisis. That is why we must do everything to keep safe and stay healthy and always ready,” she stressed. In his reaction, Leslie Oghomienor, promoter of the young club, stated that the entire humanity could be fully and well uplifted if those in the position of leadership took full responsibility for the effectiveness of their call to service, and selflessly serve bearing in mind that history and posterity would surely mark their milestones.He stated further that the club was founded with the sole aim to selflessly provide a variable platform not only for the participants of the Elite 96 Scholarship project of the Barca Academy Nigeria, but to offer a platform to young talents to have the opportunity to freely trade their given skills and talents both locally and internationally. For us this brings an endurable joy to us.“We believe that humanity will evolve much faster by giving service, by helping each other. Thus, changing lives is our bond and strength. This we must strive to sustain.To acheive the desire goals every stakeholder is important. In our own way we celebrate with all the health professionals working with us and others across the world. Stay safe so that we can play and win together when the fields are open,” he explained.He added that for the Nigerian football sector to be able to be at par with the other football associations, clubs and administrators in the world, we must look beyond the fields and the games, and think about the health and the future of our sports men and women.“The times, is a clarion call for those in authority to engage selfless men that have creative force, vision, and can visualise and build for the future as well as the present. You see what happens when our team – Nigeria wins, shows that to truly evolve together harmoniously is joy enough for all. It is clear that with determination and will, we can together actualise the possibilities and stand very tall among competitors. For FC Bulmaro as a veritable platform that is our dream,” Oghomienor emphasised.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

The wait is over: Game day is here

first_imgThe famine is over.I don’t know how you survived, but you made it. The new dawn tomorrow brings a day that you’ve all been waiting eight months for — a day that seemed so far off in April, you wished you could just fall asleep and wake up on Sept. 5.Dieuwertje Kast | Daily TrojanTomorrow, that insatiable hunger that you’ve felt since Jan. 2 will miraculously disappear, and you will finally get to indulge in the tailgates, burgers and beer.But as you fill yourself up, you will have one eye on the clock, awaiting 12:30 p.m., because then comes the dessert you’ve been after. And when that time comes, when the whistle sounds and the ball is sent high above the Coliseum, you will stand there wide-eyed and cheer like a child on Christmas morning because it can only mean one thing: USC football is finally here.Of course, this won’t be the same Trojans I or most of the nation expected to come out on the field. After Cary Harris intercepted Penn State QB Daryll Clark to end the Rose Bowl, I thought I had seen the last of one player but just the beginning of another.I expected safety Taylor Mays, the only guy in college football that opponents escape from by running toward their own end zone, to take his bone-crushing hits to the NFL and leave a Mt. Wilson Observatory-sized hole in the secondary. But that was okay, because junior quarterback Mark Sanchez, who looked so flawless and unbeatable in the Rose Bowl, was expected to come back to an offense loaded with talent at the skill positions and in the trenches.Obviously, as was played out in the offseason, neither of those expectations were fulfilled. Mays is here to break some more bones, and I won’t be shocked to see Jahvid Best or Terrelle Pryor take a page out of Beanie Wells’ book and injure a toe the week before they are scheduled to play against us. But two days after Mays announced his decision to stay, Sanchez decided to leave USC for greener uniforms, much to the chagrin of Pete Carroll and USC football fans.Yet, USC fans should thank Sanchez rather than spite him, as it was because of his departure that we were able to survive one of the longest offseasons in college football history. In fact, yesterday’s official start to the college football season marked the latest opening day for Football Bowl Subdivision since 1981.Sanchez’s departure meant that a new quarterback was to be chosen to lead the Trojans into the Coliseum tomorrow, and between redshirt sophomore Aaron Corp, redshirt junior Mitch Mustain and early-enrolled freshman Matt Barkley, there was no clear-cut favorite.So, it was this quarterback competition that I lived on for eight months. First, Corp was named the starter in April. Then after three and a half months of inactivity, when I was relegated to watching reruns of the Rose Bowl on ESPNU, the first Coaches’ Poll of the season came out with USC ranked No. 4.Three days later, Corp, and seemingly USC’s title hopes, went down when he cracked his fibula.But Barkley was handed the reins to the team. This is a guy who went 6-for-12 for 57 yards and had an interception in the end zone in his first intrasquad scrimmage way back in April. Yet, his 10-for-17 for 154 yards and two-touchdown (one run and one pass) performance last weekend instilled a sense of anticipation that I haven’t felt on this campus since I arrived in 2007.It’s not the anticipation that comes with the expectations of competing in the national championship four months down the road, because for the first time since 2006, nobody is predicting USC to play for the national title.It’s an anticipation that USC fans want to see a team that they don’t really know the capabilities of. The Trojans are underdogs in the national landscape of college football and with a true freshman starting at quarterback for a top-five team for the first time since 1975, USC fans are excited about the history this team is capable of making.USC football has finally arrived. I’m not sure what kind of team the Cardinal and Gold will be tomorrow (will they pass or run more?), and that adds to the excitement. I hope Barkley dominates in his first game, but the unknown adds a little something extra to the season opener: something that would’ve been missed had Sanchez stayed.The Trojans are capable of dominating again. But will they dominate the Pac-10 and appear in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1? Or will they defy the nation’s expectations and march into the Rose Bowl on Jan. 7 playing for the national title? I don’t know the answer; we’ll just have to wait week-by-week to figure it out.And that’s just how I like it.“Spittin’ Sports” runs Fridays. To comment on this article, visit or email Kenny at read more