Oil exploration grinds to a halt as prices dive from COVID-19

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic that has slammed oil demand and prices is forcing energy majors to tighten their belts on exploration, even if finding new deposits remain essential to their existence.While the sector is increasingly diversifying into greener energies such as electricity and wind power, its core business remains oil and gas.”Questions abound over whether it is still profitable to look for oil given subdued demand growth prospects and a low-price environment,” Stephen Brennock, analyst at oil brokers PVM, told AFP.  “The answer seems not, judging by the recent spate of massive hydrocarbon asset writedowns.”Set against this backdrop, I don’t expect a rebound in drilling in the medium-term. “Instead, oil majors will be forced to beef up their green energy portfolios in order to survive,” Brennock said.Slashed projects Compared to pre-virus plans, the energy sector has slashed exploration projects in UK North Sea waters by 70 percent and by 30 percent off the coast of Norway, according to research group Westwood.US oil giant ExxonMobil has cut its total exploration plans by 30 percent, or an investment reduction of $10 billion (8.4 billion euros).European rivals ENI, BP and Equinor have carried out similar moves, which have in turn hurt subcontractors including French oil services group CGG, which expects revenue to slump 40 percent this year.In the United States, more than 30 oil exploration and production companies have this year filed for bankruptcy, according to Texan law firm Haynes & Boone.If oil prices remain stuck around the current $40 per barrel level, a further 150 such companies could be lost by 2022, estimates research group Rystad Energy.”Drilling programmes will be hampered in the near-term, in particular in US shale areas but also elsewhere, because of immediate cost-cutting measures,” said JBC Energy analyst Raphaela Hein.”In the past, we have seen that massive capital expenditure cuts to majors’ budgets did not really impact their future production. “As such, we think that they will continue to look for new fields — maybe to a slightly lesser extent… and keep production within their long-term plans. “Of course this will contribute to ensuring their survival,” she added.  Hein however said that Arctic projects appeared to be “economically unviable”.This despite the vast area forecast to have 13 percent of the world’s oil reserves and 30 percent of its undiscovered natural gas.In July, Russia’s Gazprom Neft and Anglo-Dutch giant Shell announced a partnership to explore in the Arctic.’Markets don’t believe’ While oil prices rebounded strongly after briefly turning negative in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s main oil contracts Brent North Sea and West Texas Intermediate have failed to build on those gains — and last week fell heavily to under $40.”Markets right now do not believe there is a future for oil,” said SEB analyst Bjarne Schieldrop. “For how long we’ll have reduced drilling depends on the oil price,” he added.Even so, the administration of US President Donald Trump in August approved oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, angering environmentalists in the process.While the oil price crisis is making the realisation of such projects unlikely, “political will may still trump” that, said Hein of JBC energy.Topics :last_img read more

Paul Merson warns Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea about Premier League rivals Leicester and Everton

first_img Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-unai-emery-press-conference-1997076/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 7 Sep 2019 10:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link956Shares Advertisement Paul Merson warns Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea about Premier League rivals Leicester and Evertoncenter_img Comment Southampton 1-1 Man United: Solskjaer post-match conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:18FullscreenSouthampton 1-1 Man United: Solskjaer post-match conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/southampton-1-1-man-united-solskjaer-post-match-conference-1996766/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He gets more rest and can concentrate on his club. He could score a ton of goals this year. I’ve always liked Rodgers as a manager and he’s doing a good job there.‘I watched them at Chelsea and the longer it went on the more you thought they would win the game. If they can sign a top class defender to replace Harry Maguire they will be right in the mix.‘They are the strongest ones in the chasing pack.’Arsenal hero Merson added: ‘Everton have a chance too if they can get themselves going. Getting beat by Villa was a blessing in disguise. I think it woke a few players up.‘Marco Silva changed his team after that and it’s starting to click. They’re a better team now. Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean have to play. If he sticks with it they won’t be miles away.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Paul Merson has warned Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson believes Leicester City and Everton can break into the top six this season at the expense of Premier League rivals Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.Leicester finished ninth last term and enjoyed a productive run towards the end of the campaign under new manager Brendan Rodgers. They are unbeaten so far this season, sitting third.Everton have also enjoyed a promising start to the 2019-20 campaign, losing just one of their opening four games to sit sixth during the first international break of the season.Merson rates Premier League champions Manchester City and Champions League winners Liverpool as the only ‘outstanding teams’ in the division and says United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham will all be vulnerable to challenges from Leicester and Everton.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe told the Daily Star: ‘Leicester are riding partly because Jamie Vardy doesn’t play for England any more and they could do something special this year.‘It’s a big ask to get in the top four but outside of Manchester City and Liverpool there is no outstanding team.‘There is certainly no reason why Leicester can’t finish in the top six and get into Europe.‘They have a good manager in Brendan Rodgers and Vardy looks sharp again. I think quitting international football has helped him.last_img read more

Gov. Tom Wolf Nominates John Wozniak to Turnpike Commission

first_img March 30, 2017 Latest News,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the nomination of former state Senator John Wozniak to serve on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.“Having served for two decades in the Senate, and many years prior in the House, John brings a wealth of experience and infrastructure knowledge to the Turnpike,” Governor Wolf said. “As the most recent Democratic Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, John showed tremendous leadership in bringing about Act 89 of 2013, the commonwealth’s most comprehensive transportation funding legislation in decades. In his new role at the Turnpike, I know John will remain a consistent advocate of a sustainable system of roads in Pennsylvania.”Wozniak has a long history of service to state government. After earning a B.A. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1978, Wozniak was elected to represent the 71st District in the House of Representatives in 1980. He served through 1996, before winning election to the Senate and assuming office January 7, 1997 to represent the 35th Senatorial District. Wozniak retired from the Senate on November 30, 2016. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Gov. Tom Wolf Nominates John Wozniak to Turnpike Commissionlast_img read more

Happiness rising as sellers get higher prices than expected

first_img Why cashed-up buyers are going rural Queensland’s Top 10 Happiest Areas: MORE: Clive Palmer buying out the neighbours Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 In metropolitan areas of Queensland, it’s been a nice steady growth in happiness among sellers, the survey found. Picture: Jodie RichterQueensland has escaped the worst impacts of COVID-19 on the real estate market, with the pandemic having a smaller impact than fallout from the Banking Royal Commission and the 2019 Federal Election, a new survey found. A whopping 39 per cent of home sellers in Brisbane got a higher price than what they expected at sale time, according to the latest price expectation report from real estate agent ratings site, RateMyAgent.The survey of more than 33,000 Australians, tracked sentiment in the Australian property market, as well as seller satisfaction for the first half of 2020.South East Queensland was home to the majority of Queensland’s happiest home sellers – with nine of the top ten happiest areas hailing from the region. 9/1263-1265 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, is on the market for offers over $650,000.Brisbane and Moreton Bay led with the highest proportion of sellers who got higher prices than they expected (39 per cent), followed by Scenic Rim and Redland (38 per cent), Logan (35 per cent), Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast (32 per cent), Fraser Coast (28 per cent), Lockyer Valley (27 per cent) and Ipswich (23 per cent). Brisbane (39% net above)Moreton Bay (39% net above)Scenic Rim (38% net above)Redland (38% net above)Logan (35% net above)Sunshine Coast (32% net above)Gold Coast (32% net above)Fraser Coast (28% net above)Lockyer Valley (27% net above)Ipswich (23% net above) (Source: RateMyAgent) ‘It’s taken a pandemic’ but 43pc ready to ditch home loans now Best on Show’s big winners RateMyAgent CEO and co-founder Mark Armstrong said vendor happiness in Queensland had bounced back during the COVID-19 second quarter, defying doom and gloom predictions. “What we’ve seen in the June quarter is an astounding turnaround in market confidence – after the initial shock in April wore off, consumer optimism is on the way back up and this is highlighted in our newest Price Expectation Report.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoHe said the survey found that the banking royal commission and the election in 2019 had a significantly more negative impact on vendor happiness than COVID-19 has had.“Over the last two years, supply has dropped around 30 to 35 per cent. So what happened with COVID-19 is in April everyone just froze. It was the height of uncertainty. People who were considering selling just left the market, and yet there was still buyer demand moving through the market. We saw a slight increase in vendor happiness in June and that was driven by that lack of supply.”“In metropolitan areas of Queensland, it’s been a nice steady growth in happiness since we saw it bottom out in 2018. Brisbane took a little dip in April because of that COVID-19 uncertainty but it found its feet again. Everyone thought COVID-19 was going to potentially decimate the property market but it hasn’t. Everyone realises that life goes on.”He said Queensland’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic was playing out well for the property market here. “The migration from Victoria and New South Wales is always reasonably strong in southern Queensland and maybe this will accelerate it or put a bit of upward pressure on it,” he said. “What’s shown during this pandemic is more densely populated areas run a higher risk of these pandemics. Queensland is such an enormous state with less people than Victoria and New South Wales. If people get hung up on the pandemic, a place like Queensland with so much room certainly augurs well for them.”“There’s still a reasonably high level of confidence in the market.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

$1 million approved for respite center in Portsmouth

first_img Share 9 Views   no discussions Share Ainsworth Irish. (file photo)The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) has approved $1 million for the construction of a respite center in Portsmouth.An organization called Parents Advocating for Children’s Inclusion in Society has been seeking funding for the center to cater for disabled children in the North.President of the Society Ainsworth Irish has indicated that work on the project is expected to commence later this year.The government of Dominica has provided the land for the construction of the facility. A respite center is a facility where the mentally challenged children will be able to stay during the day while their parents work, however the children will not be allowed to overnight at the facility.“We are happy for that. We are extremely happy. This has been the dream of the organization for several years and to have it materializing is a big step,” he added,Meanwhile the organization is launching a grand raffle in Roseau on Saturday aimed at raising much needed funds for the organization.The raffle will be launched outside of Courts Dominica and 990 of the 1000 tickets have already been sold.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share LocalNews $1 million approved for respite center in Portsmouth by: – April 6, 2012last_img read more

NASCAR driver Corey Lajoie will drive a ‘Trump 2020’ car at Sunday’s prestigious Brickyard 400

first_imgLaJoie said in a statement. “When they see the car, hopefully it makes them race to the polls in November.” NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie’s No. 32 Ford car will debut a “Trump 2020” paint scheme in red, white, and blue this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Go Fas Racing, LaJoie’s racing team, partnered with the Patriots of America PAC, a political action committee advocating for the reelection of President Donald Trump, for the sponsorship. LaJoie’s car appears to be the first dedicated to the 2020 presidential election. LaJoie’s car appears to be the first dedicated to the 2020 presidential election.,NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie’s No. 32 Ford car will debut a “Trump 2020” paint scheme in red, white, and blue this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Go Fas Racing, LaJoie’s racing team, partnered with the Patriots of America PAC, a political action committee advocating for the reelection of President Donald Trump, for the sponsorship. LaJoie said in a statement. “When they see the car, hopefully it makes them race to the polls in November.”last_img read more

NM looks for home win vs Wyoming

first_img February 7, 2020 DID YOU KNOW: New Mexico is ranked 22nd in the nation by scoring 78.9 points per game this season. Wyoming has only averaged 59.9 points per game, which ranks 310th.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com NM looks for home win vs Wyoming Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWyoming (6-18, 1-11) vs. New Mexico (16-8, 5-6)Dreamstyle Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: New Mexico looks for its fourth straight win over Wyoming at Dreamstyle Arena. The last victory for the Cowboys at New Mexico was a 70-68 win on Jan. 16, 2016.center_img Associated Press SUPER SENIORS: New Mexico’s Corey Manigault, Zane Martin and Keith McGee have collectively accounted for 36 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 57 percent of all Lobos points over the last five games.IMPROVING IN CONFERENCE: The Cowboys have scored 60.7 points per game to conference opponents thus far. That’s an improvement from the 57 per game they put up over 11 non-conference games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Hunter Maldonado has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Wyoming field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 19 field goals and 10 assists in those games.LONG-RANGE THREAT: Wyoming’s Jake Hendricks has attempted 195 3-pointers and connected on 31.8 percent of them, and is 12 of 51 over his past five games.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Cowboys have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Lobos. New Mexico has an assist on 34 of 76 field goals (44.7 percent) over its past three outings while Wyoming has assists on 35 of 66 field goals (53 percent) during its past three games.last_img read more

Bahrain’s Chelimo wins women’s marathon gold

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – Rose Chelimo, a Bahraini who switched allegiance from her Kenyan homeland, sprinted away from her former compatriot Edna Kiplagat to win the women’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships after a tactical battle and exciting finish on Sunday.Chelimo, who had looked beaten, fought back over the last few hundred metres approaching the Tower Bridge finish after Kiplagat struck for home too soon with two kilometres left.Forging away to victory, the 28-year-old, who acquired Bahraini citizenship two years ago and was cleared by the IAAF last year to run for her adopted country, denied Kiplagat what would have been an unprecedented third world marathon gold.Chelimo finished strongly in 2 hours 27 minutes 11 seconds, seven seconds clear of Kiplagat.American Amy Cragg made a tremendous final burst to overhaul another Kenyan Flomena Daniel, who had looked set for the bronze medal.Cragg also closed in swiftly on the tiring 37-year-old Kiplagat but had to settle for third place in the same time of 2:27:18.Chelimo had enough energy to wave to the crowd as she approached the line and took the Bahraini flag offered by her team officials.This, though, was the sort of scene that the IAAF want to see ended. Earlier this year, they froze new transfers of allegiance to stop oil-rich countries luring talented athletes from poor countries with offers of school and financial rewards.Chelimo was one of those athletes, who has achieved success particularly in half-marathons since switching allegiance, and she was effusive in her praise of Bahrain.“My life will change because I am a world champion for my country now. It is so special for Bahrain, the country is so happy for me to be the winner in 2017. They support me a lot,” Chelimo said.“I am feeling good and am happy to be the winner. This is one of the best days in my life and, hopefully, there are more to come.”This was only Chelimo’s fourth marathon. Having won on her debut in Seoul, she finished eighth at the Rio Olympics before her runner-up spot behind Kiplagat in Boston in April.Chelimo’s victory stopped Kenya celebrating a marathon double alongside men’s champion Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui on the first occasion both races had been held on the same day.Chelimo proved a worthy winner of a race that only came alive in the final few kilometres over a tricky, tight-cornered four-lap circuit of central London around some of the city’s most famous sights.Watched by huge and enthusiastic crowds, British stalwart Aly Dixon, at the age of 38 and with no chance of winning, was the unlikely home starhe opened up a 32-second lead by the half-way point as she gestured cheerily to the crowd to give her more support.The real race, though, had not even started. A pack of 14 were still only edging up the pace gradually, allowing Dixon, who eventually finished 18th, to lead until the 18th mile.Even when caught, she managed to hold on to the main contenders until the two-hour mark as they held off making the first move.American Cragg eventually broke but, when the field splintered, Chelimo pushed for home only for the more rangy Kiplagat to storm past her.She had, though, made her move too early with a deceptive uphill stretch towards the finish.“I think that last 2km was the most difficult. All the way I worked so hard, but the last 3km was too long for me. I think I was too tired after the previous sprints (to try to break Chelimo),” Kiplagat said.Of her distinguished rival, Chelimo said: “Edna is strong. At 35km I pushed, after some time Edna came and I said to myself ‘let her go’. I already accepted to be second.“But then I caught her, I was encouraged and thought ‘maybe I can try’ and I succeeded.”last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgCollege football opener won’t be played in IrelandANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The college football season opener between Notre Dame and Navy has been moved out of Ireland because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Fighting Irish and Midshipmen were scheduled to meet in Dublin on Aug. 29, but instead will seek to play at the Naval Academy during the Labor Day weekend.The decision to move the venue came after discussions between the Irish government, medical authorities and the leadership teams at Navy and Notre Dame.Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk says decision to forego the overseas trip is to ensure the health and safety of the players, coaches and fans. RUTGERS-SOFTBALL ABUSE REPORTReport: Rutgers softball needs change, but not disciplineNEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A law firm released a report Tuesday on allegations of physical and emotional abuse in Rutgers University’s softball program that described inappropriate behavior by coaches and a lack of communication on the part of administrators but stopped short of recommending discipline.The release of the report, which had been requested by Rutgers after an investigation by NJ Advance Media, ended a seven-month probe by the Lowenstein Sandler law firm of allegations by players that coach Kristen Butler and volunteer assistant coach Marcus Smith, her husband, fostered a climate of fear, intimidation and abuse after they took over in the 2019 season. The report said 10 of 22 players left the program after the 2019 season.BOWLING GREEN-BASEBALL SAVED The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is considering new dates for the induction of its star-studded Class of 2020. Hall president John Doleva says dates to replace the postponed August ceremony include mid-October and next spring. With Kobe Bryant due to be enshrined posthumously, it’s certain to be a big event. Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan also are members of the induction class. So is college coach Eddie Sutton, who died last month. The Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts, is also getting ready to unveil its completely renovated museum.TENNIS-BLAKE-FLOYD PROTESTSFormer tennis star says he’s saddened by police tacticsUNDATED (AP) — In the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, former tennis star James Blake says it’s sad to see the type of policing that is still going on in America.Blake, who is black, was mistakenly identified as a suspect in a credit card fraud scheme in 2015, when an undercover New York City officer threw him to the sidewalk and handcuffed him. The experience intensified Blake’s reaction to video of Floyd’s death shortly after being detained by Minneapolis police last week. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOBIT-WES UNSELDWes Unseld, NBA Rookie of Year and MVP in 1969, dies at 74WASHINGTON (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Wes Unseld, who led Washington to its only NBA championship, has died at age 74. At 6-foot-7, Parkinson is another tall target for quarterback Russell Wilson, especially in red-zone situations. Parkinson had 48 receptions and just one drop in his final season at Stanford. He had just one touchdown last season but had seven TD catches in 2018.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press June 2, 2020 COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERYFormer exec pleads guilty to bribing son’s way into collegeBOSTON (AP) — A former technology executive pleaded guilty Tuesday to paying $300,000 to bribe his son’s way into Georgetown University as a tennis recruit — even though the son didn’t play tennis.The U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston said Peter Dameris, a resident of Pacific Palisades, California, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.Under the terms of Dameris’ plea agreement, federal prosecutors will recommend a sentence of time served plus 21 months of home confinement, a fine of $95,000 and restitution. Sentencing has been set for Oct. 5. Safe: Bowling Green baseball saved by donors after being cutCLEVELAND (AP) — Thrown out, Bowling Green baseball is now safe.The school said Tuesday it is immediately reinstating its baseball program, which had been dropped last month due to financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bowling Green was facing a $2 million athletic budget shortfall due to the coronavirus outbreak, and baseball was cut in hopes of saving other sports from a similar fate.However, soon after the school’s announcement, a fundraising effort led by former BGSU players and donors brought in enough money to save a program that produced former Dodgers and Indians All-Star pitcher Orel Hershiser.Bowling Green has said previously it costs $750,000 per year to run the baseball program. — Pac-12 schools have agreed to perform COVID-19 and coronavirus antibody tests on all athletes upon their return to campuses for voluntary workouts. Commissioner Larry Scott says athletes will continue to be tested regularly for COVID-19 as long as they are under the supervision of the schools. The Pac-12 schools are scheduled to begin allowing athletes back into their facilities for voluntary workouts starting June 15.NFL-SEAHAWKS -PARKINSONSeahawks sign fourth-round pick TE Colby ParkinsonRENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have signed tight end Colby Parkinson, the first of the team’s 2020 draft picks to sign.Parkinson’s signing was listed on the official NFL transactions on Tuesday. Seattle made eight picks in the April draft. Parkinson was taken with the first of Seattle’s two fourth-round selections. Unseld is one of two players in NBA history to win Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in the same season.He died Tuesday after a series of health issues, most recently pneumonia, according to a statement from his family released by the Wizards.Unseld was a powerful 6-foot-7, 245-pound center who dominated as a rebounder and led Washington’s team — then known as the Bullets — to the 1978 NBA championship, earning Finals MVP honors. He was a five-time All-Star who played all 13 of his NBA seasons with the franchise that drafted him in 1968 out of the University of Louisville.HALL OF FAME-BRYANT INDUCTIONHoops Hall mulls date for Bryant, Class of 2020 induction Brewers officials say the man was apprehended by law enforcement shortly after gaining access to the field. Milwaukee police said a 40-year-old man was arrested in the burglary and noted that the incident occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m.Police said criminal charges will soon be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.Both the Brewers and the police said the incident resulted in “minor damage” to Miller Field’s playing surface. The team provided no additional details.Miller Park has served as the Brewers’ home stadium since 2001. While speaking to the Greater Milwaukee Committee last week, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said he would prefer that the Brewers hold their preseason workouts in Milwaukee rather than their spring training home in Arizona if Major League Baseball decides to go on with its season.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NOTRE DAME-NAVY MOVED The laws of the game prohibit “any political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images.” But the English FA has given the green light for players using games to protest against social and racial inequality.The Premier League is due to resume on June 17.MLB-BREWERS-MILLER PARK BREAK-INBrewers: Miller Park sustains ‘minor damage’ after break-inMILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers say a man illegally entered Miller Park and caused minor damage to the playing field Tuesday morning. Blake said the scars from his own experience probably can’t be erased.ENGLAND-FLOYD PROTESTSPremier League players can show support for protestersUNDATED (AP) — English Premier League players are able to show solidarity with the George Floyd justice campaign during games without facing sanctions.The Football Association has endorsed FIFA’s new stance that common sense would be applied when assessing the context of on-field messages on players’ equipment. Update on the latest in sports: Soon, the NFL is hopeful of having club complexes fully open, but under strict medical guidelines including social distancing protocols.In other virus-related sports developments:— Formula One will finally get underway with back-to-back races at the Austrian Grand Prix in July as part of an eight-race European swing. Governing body FIA says the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will host races on July 5 and 12. The next race will be in Hungary on July 19 followed by consecutive races at the British GP on Aug. 2 and 9.— South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin says he has recovered from a case of COVID-19. Martin said he tested positive last month. He detailed his experience with the virus for the first time Tuesday.— North Carolina State athletic director Boo Corrigan says the school has begun a schedule allowing student-athletes to return in phases to campus, with the first wave of football players permitted to return to student housing by June 20. NFL-TRAINING CAMPSNFL tells teams they must hold training camps at homeUNDATED (AP) — All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Buffalo are among those that stage training camp elsewhere.The Cowboys and Steelers are scheduled for the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 6 and will be the first two teams to report in late July. Dallas usually trains in Oxnard, California, and Pittsburgh in nearby Latrobe, Pennsylvania.last_img read more

Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup

first_imgBarbados beat Guyana in all four matchesREIGNING champions Barbados made it four wins from four matches in the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup yesterday in round four at Guyana National Stadium, Providence.The poor domestic structure at the female level was again evident, as the Guyanese suffered a five-wicket defeat.The victory was first set up by the visitors’ bowlers, led by captain Hayley Matthews before Deandra Dottin smashed an unbeaten 56-ball 76, with 12 fours and a six, to complete the run chase in just 25.2 overs.Opting to field, the defending champions produced an excellent effort in restricting the Guyanese to 159 in 42.3 overs, as they failed to bat through their full quota of overs. Extras contributed a healthy 30 runs to the total.Earlier, the home team batters found it difficult to exploit the batting-friendly conditions, with captain Shemaine Campbelle top-scoring with 40 while Shabika Gajnabi made 24, the only two batters to pass the 20-run mark. They got little support from their other team-mates.Off-spinner Matthews claimed 4-25, while medium pacers Dottin (2-26) and Shakera Selman (2-32) snared two wickets each in a good bowling effort.The home team made a disastrous start with opener Sheneta Grimmond being dismissed, leg-before to Shanika Bruce without scoring, at 1-2.After losing her opening partner Mandy Mangru (16) was joined by Campbelle, and the duo stitched together 40 runs for the second wicket.The right-handed Mangru struck two sweetly-timed boundaries before she was removed by Shakera Selman for 16. After Mangru’s dismissal, Shabika Gajnabi joined forces with 26-year-old Campbelle to carry the momentum forward.The right-handed Campbelle was particularly destructive as she took the attack to the bowlers to accelerate the flow of runs. However, a double blow from Deandra Dottin, saw the dismissal of both batters in the space of 13 balls.Campbelle faced 62 balls, hitting six eye-catching boundaries, while Gajnabi’s innings lasted 45 balls for three boundaries. The duo shared a third-wicket stand of 48 runs.The run rate never really moved up from there, with the home team losing their last six wickets for just 60 runs.Matthews removed Lashuna Toussaint (18) and Akaze Thomspon (2), Melanie Henry (1), and Cherry Ann Fraser without scoring. Tremayne Smartt made 19 towards the back end of the innings.The run chase started poorly for the visitors, losing both openers Danielle Small and Matthews, along with Kyshona Knight, at 28-3.The pace-spin combination right from the start proved fruitful for the Guyanese as left-arm seamer Erva Giddings (2-52) bowled Small (4) before off-spinner Grimmond (2-23) had the dangerous Matthews (11) taken on the lone-off boundary, and Knight for two.However, Kycia Knight and Dottin stabilised the chase in an attacking fourth-wicket stand. The pair added 91 runs in 11.4 overs, and took the game completely away from the hosts.Knight made 45 off 45 balls, counting eight boundaries before she was caught and bowled off Thompson (1-38).Giddings then returned for a second spell and immediately removed Aaliyah Alleyne (0), at 121-5. But at the other end, Dottin continued unperturbed to reach her fifty off just 37 balls.The 27-year-old Dottin and Charlene Taitt (12 not out) then confirmed the formality with an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 43 runs.The final round is billed for tomorrow. Guyana will play Windward Islands at GCC, Leeward Islands face Jamaica at Providence while Barbados play Trinidad and Tobago at Enmore to determine the winners.last_img read more