Woodside hires Wood for engineering and rig services in Australia
Oilfield services provider Wood has been awarded two new contracts by Woodside to deliver engineering and rig modification services offshore Australia and a concept definition study for the Julimar Phase 2 project.Wood said on Tuesday that the engineering and rig modification services will be executed under a three-year non-exclusive outline agreement, which has two one-year extension options and is effective immediately.The concept definition study is for the subsea flowline and umbilical system for phase two of the Julimar project, comprising the Julimar and Brunello fields in Western Australia, and is also effective immediately.The Woodside-operated Julimar Project is a subsea development that will connect the Julimar and Brunello gas fields to the offshore Chevron-operated Wheatstone platform, supplying 20% of the Wheatstone Project’s foundation capacity of natural gas. The Wheatstone project kicked off production in early October.The contract will be delivered by Wood’s Perth office. Wood previously completed front end engineering design (FEED) and detailed design for the Julimar phase 1 subsea and flowline system.Robin Watson, chief executive of Wood, comments: “We have been leveraging our broad capabilities to support Woodside across their asset portfolio for over three decades. These new contracts strengthen our relationship and reinforce our position as a trusted provider of subsea, pipeline and modification services in the region.”
Eagles Victorious Over Lady Jets In Battle Of 1A Top 10 Teams
The 1A #5 Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles defeated The 1A #9 Hauser Lady Jets 64-49.JCD improves to 5-1 on the season while Hauser drops to 5-1.The Lady Eagles will travel to Greensburg to battle The 3A #6 Lady Pirates on Wednesday Night in another battle of Top 10 teams in Indiana.
Bulldogs Softball Loses to Spartans
The Batesville Lady Bulldog Softball team was defeated last night by Connersville by a score of 3-13.Connersville scored 1 in the 1st, 3 in the 3rd, 6 in the 4th, 1 in the 5th and 2 in the 6th. Batesville’s first run came in the 3rd inning when Main (running for Westerfeld) scored of a base hit by Laker. Westerfeld had reached a couple outs earlier in the inning when she hit a triple to right field. The Bulldog’s second run came when Oldham scored off a Garcia double to center in the 4th inning. Laker scored the third run off a single by Obermeyer in the 5th.The Bulldogs finished with 8 hits in the game: Laker (2), Obermeyer (2), Garcia (2 with a double), Burkhart, and Westerfeld (triple). In pitching – Westerfeld ended the game with 2 strikeouts and a walk, Oldham finished with 3 strikeouts and a walk. Cornn finished the game with 6 putouts, while Laker ended 5. Huffner finished with 5 assists.As a team, we ended the game with a .296 batting average; however, we committed defensive 6 errors which just makes it tough to recover from on the offensive side. We hit the ball much better today, just not enough in a row, or in any one inning.Next up – another conference game versus South Dearborn tonight at home with a game time of 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Randy Obermeyer.
#6footclub challenge from RCHD
Versailles, IN—Dr. David Welsh, the Ripley County Department of Health Officer, has issued a challenge. Dr. Welsh would like to invite the community to join the 6-foot club. Maybe you are wondering what is a 6-foot distance, Dr. welsh uses humor to give you two ideas on measuring. He stated, in a video on Facebook, you could walk around with a measuring tape, or a martial arts bo while at the store. All you have to do is is submit a photo or video on social media showing the creative ways you are practicing social distancing during the pandemic. Post your photos online and use the hashtag #6footclub and tag the Ripley County Health Department.
Pochettino thrilled with Hull scalp
Press Association It has been quite a few days for Saints, kicked off on Thursday by England call-ups for Jay Rodriguez, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana. Pochettino was then named manager of the month for October on Friday, before leading his side to a stylish 4-1 victory against Hull on Saturday afternoon. The win against Hull was Saints’ fourth league win in succession, making this their best ever start to a top-flight season, trumping the 1983-84 campaign when they finished runners-up. Lallana has been key to that success and produced another man-of-the-match display against the Tigers, as well as an exquisite solo goal. Picking up the ball midway through the opponent’s half, the Saints captain drifted to the left, rode the challenge of Curtis Davies and ghosted past Ahmed Elmohamady, before slotting home right-footed past Steve Harper from an acute angle. “I am not surprised at all,” Pochettino said. “Ever since we arrived in January I saw how well he trains every day, how hard he works every day. “Little by little he is showing the amazing football he has inside. He has a great talent and is an amazing player.” Lallana was one of six English players in the Saints starting line-up – a home-grown focus praised by Hodgson when he announced the senior squad on Thursday. Asked if the England boss had thanked him, Pochettino said: “I have not got a chance to see him yet. “There was some traffic before when we were going to see each other so it didn’t happen in the end. “He knows of my admiration for him and I am the one who admires him for his work.” Pochettino is the one with a growing list of admirers, though, and Hull boss Steve Bruce admits Southampton are a growing force in the Barclays Premier League. “Sometimes you have to hold your hands up and say we were well beaten,” said the City manager, who saw Yannick Sagbo net in a much improved second-half display. “At least in the second half we showed some character and restored some pride. “Southampton are the best side in the division outside the usual suspects challenging for the top four by a country distance. They have very good players. “The better team on the day by a million miles won the game. “Maybe Southampton are not a small club anymore and maybe they do have enough to compete at the top end of the table.” Southampton’s rise shows no sign of abating and manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned the best is yet to come. Morgan Schneiderlin, Lambert, Lallana and Steven Davis netted in a performance that will have left watching England manager Roy Hodgson delighted. “I am very happy,” Pochettino said. “I want to congratulate all of my players. They put in an amazing performance – all of them. “They had a great performance and I am very pleased with all of them. “I hope all the players that got called up to their national sides get the chance to play. It would be great for them. “I think they all have amazing potential, they just all need to keep on developing their football, they all need to keep progressing as football players and playing for their national sides will give them that confidence and chance to perform at a higher quality. “We just need to keep on for Southampton working with the same humility and the same work ethic.” Asked if this had been one of the best weeks of his career despite Wednesday’s Capital One Cup exit to Sunderland, Pochettino said: “I would say it was one of the best, but unfortunately last night I wasn’t able to sleep at all because I had a cold. “Professionally it has been one of the best weeks I have had but on a personal note I’m not doing so well.”
Brilliant Bumrah denies England to level T20 series
(REUTERS)-Jasprit Bumrah kept his nerve to send down a brilliant final over and secure India’s series-levelling five-run victory against England in the second Twenty20 international yesterday.Chasing 145 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, England needed eight runs from the last over but the 23-year-old Bumrah bowled with ice in his veins, conceding only two runs while claiming two wickets.Both Ben Stokes and Joe Root made 38 but their contributions were not enough to get England across the line.Root, though, was unlucky to be given out leg-before on the first ball of the eventful final over with replays suggesting an inside edge.There was no argument, however, when Bumrah bowled Jos Buttler with his fourth delivery of that over.Needing six runs of the last ball, Moeen Ali failed to connect with the Bumrah delivery.Earlier put into bat, India posted a modest 144-8 with opener Lokesh Rahul (71) supplying nearly half of the total in an otherwise insipid batting display by the hosts.Chris Jordan (3-22) drew first blood dismissing Virat Kohli for 21 in the fifth over but Rahul propped up the Indian innings with some crisp hitting, which included six boundaries and a couple of sixes.The right-hander added 56 with Manish Pandey (30) to set the stage for a late assault which never came.Clever bowling by Jordan, Stokes and Tymal Mills, backed up by England’s excellent fielding, stifled the Indian batsmen.The pace trio, time and again, outfoxed the batsmen with well-disguised slower deliveries as boundaries dried up.Jordan enhanced his death-bowling reputation with a tidy final over in which three Indian wickets tumbled with only five runs added to their score.The target was modest but England wobbled early with Ashish Nehra (3-28) dismissing openers Sam Billings and Jason Roy off successive deliveries.After Eoin Morgan’s exit, Root and Stokes looked poised to finish off the contest when Nehra injected fresh life into the match by dismissing Stokes.Beaten in the preceding Test and one-day series, England were very much in the contest but Root’s unfortunate dismissal and the lower order’s struggle against Bumrah meant England finished on 139-6.The teams now move to Bangalore for the third and final Twenty20 International which marks the end of England’s tour.
Update on the latest in sports:
The two teams were separated once again by Gonzaga in the latest college basketball poll from The Associated Press on Monday.The Bears, at 23-and-1, had 48 first-place votes from the 63-member media panel, while the Bulldogs, who are 26-and-1, had 14 first-place nods. The Jayhawks, 22-and-3, had the only remaining first-place vote.Before the matchup against Baylor on Saturday, Kansas hosts Iowa State tonight. It’s the only game involving a ranked team. Baylor visits Oklahoma tomorrow night.LPGA-OBIT-MICKEY WRIGHTFormer LPGA golfer Mickey Wright dead at 85 For NBA players, a little rest now before a hectic finishCHICAGO (AP) — NBA returns Thursday for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere between 25 and 29 games left to play before the 16-team field for the playoffs is filled and set.The All-Star Game is over, Team LeBron defeating Team Giannis 157-155 in Chicago on Sunday night. Most players scurried onto private jets not long after the final buzzer for quick little getaways — to places like Miami, Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas, where some union meetings are getting under way.There are 12 teams in action Thursday: Milwaukee, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, Memphis, Sacramento, Houston and Golden State. Every other team resumes play Friday except for the Los Angeles Clippers, who get a couple extra days of break and won’t get back on the floor until Saturday afternoon.BRAVES-ANTHOPOULOS-SNITKER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright has died. Her attorney says she died Monday of a heart attack at the age of 85. She had been hospitalized in recent weeks because of a fall.Wright won 82 LPGA tournaments, including 13 majors. She joined the fledgling LPGA in 1955 and her 82 wins place her second on the all-time list behind Kathy Whitworth, who won 88. She retired from the tour in 1969 because of foot issues.The Associated Press named her Female Golfer of the Century in 1999.A Golf Magazine poll of experts in 2009 called her the best female golfer ever, and men’s champions Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson said Wright had the best swing they ever saw.NBA-SECOND HALF Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLLBaylor, Gonzaga, Kansas still lead the wayUNDATED (AP) — Baylor and Kansas just keep winning. That sets up a monumental showdown Saturday between the top-ranked Bears and No. 3 Jayhawks that could help decide not only the Big 12 title but the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament. Braves extend contracts of manager Snitker, GM AnthopoulosATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have extended the contracts of manager Brian Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos.Anthopoulos also has been given an additional title of president, baseball operations, while his contract is extended through the 2024 season.Snitker and his coaching staff have received extensions through the 2021 season.The Braves have won two consecutive NL East titles under Anthopoulos and Snitker. February 17, 2020
Caster Semenya says she’s switching to the 200 meters in bid to run at the Olympics
Caster Semenya says she’s switching to the 200 meters in bid to run at the Olympics Associated Press March 13, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Caster Semenya says she’s switching to the 200 meters in bid to run at the Olympics.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Turmoil with NCAA mascots
Don’t get me wrong: I love college sports. I love the NCAA. But I am tired of their rules. Their long list of compliance rules and regulations has caused me and other college athletes turmoil for many years.For example, every semester, University of Wisconsin athletes are required to gather for a meeting to hear the long list of NCAA compliance guidelines. Over and over again, Wisconsin student athletes are reminded not to take money from boosters, stay 100 feet away from the Shoe Box, not let their coaches buy them a Coke and not talk to agents.Most of the rules are fair. Some are ridiculous, such as the latest NCAA rule banning the use of American Indian nicknames and mascots during postseason tournaments.The ruling, affecting 18 colleges, was established to “adhere to the core values of the NCAA Constitution pertaining to cultural diversity, ethical sportsmanship and nondiscrimination.”The NCAA goes on to say, “All institutions are encouraged to promote these core values and take proactive steps at every NCAA event through institutional event management to enhance the integrity of intercollegiate athletics related to these issues. … As a national association, we believe that mascots, nicknames or images deemed hostile or abusive in terms of race, ethnicity or national origin should not be visible at the championship events that we control.”“Hostile” and “abusive” mascots? Give me a break.What about professional teams? Sure, there was a slight debate when the Braves played the Indians in the ’95 World Series. But when Jimmy Carter threw out the first pitch that led the Braves’ victory in game six, talk went slight.It’s not like these universities dishonor American Indians (with the exception of the Southern Oklahoma State University Savages). Most university faithful are proud to honor their American Indian nicknames. You’ll never hear a cheer along the lines of “Go … fight … kill the Indians!”By having an American Indian nickname, these universities honor and pay tribute to our country’s originators.The Florida State Seminoles were one of the 18 colleges affected by the new NCAA policy. Florida State has had a long-standing tradition of paying tribute to the Seminole tribe. As soon as the press release announcing the new ban hit the papers, the Seminole faithful, the university and the Seminole Tribe quickly took action, threatening to sue.Then, less than a week after announcing the mascot ban, the NCAA decided to allow Florida State to use its Seminole nickname and Chief Osceola mascot in postseason play.“The staff review committee noted the unique relationship between the university and the Seminole Tribe of Florida as a significant factor,” NCAA Senior Vice President Bernard Franklin said in a press release. “The decision of a namesake sovereign tribe, regarding when and how its name and imagery can be used, must be respected even when others may not agree.”Central Michigan is another college that has had a long-tradition of honoring the Chippewa Tribe. Central Michigan has released a statement with the tribe saying, “CMU’s continued use of the name is dependent on whether the Chippewa people in our region continue to feel that CMU’s use of the name is in fact a proud reflection and is used with dignity and respect.”The Florida State and Central Michigan debacles prove that the NCAA spent little time researching just how “hostile” and “abusive” American Indian nicknames and mascots could be.Chippewa Indian Tribe spokesman Joseph Sowmick agreed that the NCAA has gone too far.“The rich relationship that the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has with CMU cannot be determined by an outside entity without contacting the institution and the government involved. Any arbitrary decision from an outside source regarding university-tribal relations is not acceptable.”The NCAA left one university off the list of 18. North Carolina-Pembroke was able to keep its nickname, the Braves, due to the long history of the university admitting a high percentage of American Indians. More than 20 percent of the university students are American Indian.Bravo, NCAA. Way to do your homework.Still, if the NCAA can oversee one university for its tradition of American Indian tribute, why weren’t other schools like Florida State, Central Michigan or Utah looked into for their tributes to local tribes?It is easy to point the finger at all schools with American Indian nicknames; however, the NCAA should only have banned offensive and demeaning nicknames. Nicknames with offensive undertones like Savages, Redmen, Indians and Braves should be banned.It’s a sensitive topic, but not a complex one. What’s next? Animal-nickname bans? Plant-nickname bans? Please.
New wide receivers compete for starting jobs
BRYAN FAUST/Herald PhotoThe Wisconsin faithful at Camp Randall Stadium likely won’t recognize the starting wide receivers in cardinal and white this fall.With Brandon Williams, Jonathan Orr and Brandon White all lost to graduation, quarterback John Stocco might not even recognize his own mates in the passing game.While that last statement is a bit of an exaggeration, there’s no denying the inexperience that UW wide receiver coach Henry Mason has to work with this spring. The current corps of wideouts combined for two catches and 23 receiving yards in all of 2005, both coming in the Badgers’ easiest win of the season — a 65-0 thrashing of Temple.But with a mere five practices under their belt, Jarmal Ruffin and Marcus Randle El — a couple of strong candidates for starting jobs this year — have developed motivation out of their current situation. Both have said that fans and media can think what they want, but they’ll be surprised to see the results this August when the 2006 season is under way.”Looking outstanding,” Ruffin said with conviction, when asked about the state of the wideouts. “This season, you got to watch out for receiving. A lot of people are having doubts, [but] we got a lot of talent, and a lot of people for us are hungry, so just watch out.””I think the passing game is going to be nice next year,” Randle El added. “I think a lot of people don’t know about everything. I just think they look at it, you know, we lost a lot of players, so they kind of downgrade us a lot.”But that’s for us to come out and show them, because if we don’t show them, then they don’t know.” Along with Ruffin and Randle El, guys like Paul Hubbard and Luke Swan will have the chance to make impressions on Mason and new head coach Bret Bielema to find their way onto the starting lineup in spring practices.Jarvis Minton also figures to be in the mix this fall, but he will miss the remainder of UW’s spring session with an undisclosed injury, according to Bielema.Hubbard represents an interesting contender for playing time, as the junior — who also competes for the UW track team — has garnered some attention on the gridiron, but comes with concern about his ability to withstand the physical edge of football.”We’re not playing a game for a while, so we’ve got some time to really work with him,” Mason said. “He’s been with us for a couple of years, hopefully he’ll be able to turn a corner and get himself on the field.”I think it’s a constant battle for a guy like that all the time,” Mason continued, speaking of Hubbard’s durability. “But there [have] been guys that have had that and gone on and been pretty good football players. I have no questions about his intensity, I’ve got no questions about his courage and he just has to learn how to play football.”In terms of consistency, Mason singled out Randle El and Swan — at just 5-foot-11 and 6-foot — as a couple of guys who have shown that strength thus far.”I don’t think they’ve had one [dropped ball] in any competitive situation yet, so they’ve been very consistent to this point through five practices,” Mason said.But while either of those two receivers could be capable replacements for a Williams-like wideout — a shorter, shiftier option who can easily get open for Stocco — the Badgers could also use another player like Orr, who carried a 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame onto the field at Camp Randall in his final season for Wisconsin.Enter Ruffin, who holds a one-inch, 15-pound advantage on the ex-Badger whom he hesitated to immediately compare himself with at the beginning of spring ball.”It’s hard to say because we both have long strides, but JO’s a hard person to follow in the footsteps,” Ruffin said. “He’s a great athlete, extremely fast, talented, good jump, great hands. It’s an honor to even be in the same sentence as JO. Similarities, I really can’t say. I still have a long way to go.”Mason was hesitant to make quick comparisons between past and present players, even though a Randle El-Ruffin duo would appear — at least physically, if nothing else — to mirror that of Williams and Orr.”Two different kinds of guys, two really different types of players, about the only thing that’s the same are [their] size,” Mason said, referring to Williams and Randle El. “Obviously, that’s the direction that Marcus is trying to go, but we’ll have to see. It’s way too early to start comparing those guys to [players] that just left.”Needless to say, Randle El disagreed.”Yeah, I think Brandon and I have a lot of similarities,” the Markham, Ill., native said. “[As for] my goals, whatever stats he had, I’m going to try to get more than him, just continue the [success].”Randle El was sure to credit Williams, a Second Team All-American in 2005, with helping him to learn the ropes for the UW offense.”I learned how to run routes. I don’t think I’m a master yet, but he gives me a better idea,” Randle El said. “We have a lot of the same strategy and stuff like that. … I called him on the phone a couple of times, and he gives me great advice, how to come out and run my routes.”It’s obvious that the graduating wide receivers have made impacts on the current ones. Whether the 2006 corps back up their own talk and help UW make a potent passing game remains to be seen, but after covering them in practice, defensive back Joe Stellmacher has confidence that Randle El, Ruffin and the others will make it happen.”That’s a tough group to replace. Those are guys that are going to be taken maybe in the first day of the NFL draft,” Stellmacher said of Williams, Orr and White. “[The new guys] are going to have their work cut out for them to replace guys like that. … They certainly have the potential to do so, and Coach Mason will have them ready to go.”