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Jadestone takes Ensco jack-up rig for infill drilling on Stag field

first_imgOil and gas company Jadestone Energy has signed a rig contract for infill drilling on the Stag oilfield located offshore Australia.Jadestone informed on Monday that Ensco Australia had agreed to provide the Ensco 107 jack-up drilling rig to Jadestone, after completion of its current operation in Dampier, Western Australia.Jadestone intends to drill the Stag-49H well from the Stag wellhead platform, as a horizontal oil producer, targeting unswept pay in the Stag reservoir southwest of the platform. The well will target approximately 1.2 mmbbl of incremental oil reserves from the field.The company is planning to spud the Stag-49H well in early March 2019 and drilling operations are expected to take approximately 34 days.Paul Blakeley, President and CEO commented “I am pleased to have signed the rig contract with Ensco to drill Stag-49H, the first infill well at the Stag field since 2013, and an important milestone for the company too.”The Stag oilfield was acquired by Jadestone through its wholly-owned subsidiary Jadestone Australia on November 11, 2016.The field was developed using a fixed leg, 12 slot manned central processing facility platform with a liquids production capacity of 50,000 bbl/d, of which 30,000 bbl/d is for oil. This is connected, by an eight inch underwater export pipeline, to a pipeline end manifold and floating storage and offloading vessel (FSO), via a catenary anchor leg mooring buoy. Shuttle tankers transfer the oil from the FSO to shore.It is worth reminding that the Ensco 107 drilling rig was used last year to drill the Dorado-1 well, which turned out to be one of largest oil discoveries ever on the Australian North West Shelf.last_img read more

Pond Case missing teen found

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Pond Case missing teen found by: – October 27, 2011 Tweet 31 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share River Luke of Pond CasseMissing mentally ill nineteen year old River Luke of Pond Casse who went missing yesterday has been found.River’s mother Christine Luke reported yesterday afternoon that her daughter who went on her regular morning walk had vanished. Mrs Luke has reported this morning that her daughter has been found safe and was not injured. Villagers and family members assisted in conducting a search of the Pond Casse area yesterday.The family members are grateful for the assistance they received from members of the public.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Batesville Area Deanery CYO Basketball Scores

first_imgBatesville Area Deanery CYO Basketball Basketball Scores.2nd Round Games @ Batesville.   (1-26)St. Louis-1  62     St. Martin’s/St. Paul’s  50St. Michael’s-1  70     St. Louis-2  542nd Round Games @ Oldenburg.   (1-26)Holy Family-1  64     St. John’s-1  38St. Joseph’s/St. Peter’s  75     Holy Family-2  618th Grade Tourney @ Batesville.   (1-26)The St. Louis 8th grade boys basketball team concluded their season Sunday losing to St. Nicholas in the 1st game of theCYO Deanery basketball tournament by a final score of 44 to 31.A 31 point effort from St Nicks Jon Bischoff was too much to overcome.Jack Kellerman led the Cards in scoring with 11 points. Baird Tuveson added 8, and Will Harmon had 6, including a rare 4 point play. Kyle Siefert finished with 4 points and Stuart Lamping rounded out the scoring with 2 points. Gavin Koester provided another solid defensive effort.Score by quarter. St Nicholas 18  St Louis 4; St Nicholas 24  St Louis 14;St Nicholas 40  St Louis 23; St Nicholas 44  St Louis 31.Championship Game:  St. Mary’s 42     St. Nicholas  26Submitted by STL Coach Jon Temple.2014 tBatesville CYO Deanery Tourney Brackets Semi-Finals2014 Batesville Area 8th Grade Tourney2014 Indy Arch Diocese TourneyBatesville Area CYO Deanery Tourney Semi-Finals.Sunday (2-2) @ St. Louis-Batesville.Game 1-1 PM:  St. Louis-1 vs. St. Michael’s-1.Game 2-Following:  Holy Family-1 vs. St. Joseph’s/St. Peter’s.Submitted by CYO Chairman Roger Dietz.last_img read more

Super Bowl

first_imgThe teams have been set for Super Bowl 50.  Congratulations to the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.  Denver earned their spot with a 20-18 win over New England, and Carolina routed the Arizona Cardinals 49-15.This will be a fitting conclusion to the distinguished career of Peyton Manning if he chooses to retire.  It is also a great start for an up and coming star quarterback, Cam Newton.  I will be rooting for Peyton.last_img

September 8, 2017 Police Blotter

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Citizens Action Coalition to begin door-to-door activities Monday

first_imgFranklin County, In. — The Citizens Action Coalition will begin door-to-door fundraising and political outreach activities on Monday, July 23. Members will contact residents at their homes between 4 and 9 p.m.Local officials want residents to know the efforts of the group are legitimate.last_img

Joshua, Fury set to seal two-fight deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Negotiations between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are “moving forward” with the two parties now discussing the finer details of their two-fight deal, said promoter Eddie Hearn.Joshua and Fury, who hold all the heavyweight titles between them, agreed to face each other twice in 2021 earlier this month, with the financial aspects of the deal already ironed out. Now, the fight British fans have been pining for is edging closer to becoming a reality, but only if the duo can overcome their upcoming fights.Fury will face Deontay Wilder for a third time this year after dismantling the Bronze Bomber inside seven rounds to claim the WBC title back in February.Joshua will defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev, while Oleksandr Usyk remains next in line for AJ’s WBO strap.“The bulk is done, the financial elements of the deal,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “There is always stuff that is out of our control, i.e. the fighters winning their next fights.“[Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum and I] had a good chat [on Thursday]. We’re getting along alright. We have our words backwards and forwards but we both want to make the biggest fight of all time. “He’s made many of them in the past and I want to make one that goes down in history as well.“We’re all moving forwards. We talked about the site, the other elements of the deal and we agreed to move forwards by papering this. Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s. Get this boxed in for 2021.”While successful talks have been held, Fury admitted that the fight is almost too good to be true.“If it’s supposed to happen, and I’m not convinced it is, by any means of the imagination,” Fury told iFL TV.“I never have been convinced, never. Never, ever, ever have I been convinced that I will fight Anthony Joshua, I have never been convinced. “How can I be convinced? If he’s got to fight Pulev and if he’s got to fight Usyk, how can I be convinced he’s going to get through those fights without losing?“How can I be even confident I’m going to smash Wilder? Wilder can absolutely blitz me in one round, good night Vienna. That would put a hell of a wedgie in the door. This is why I hate talking about fights that don’t exist yet.|Can I honestly say 100 per cent this fight is going to happen? I can’t. But providing we both get through our next two fights, then I know it’s going to happen.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaEddie HearnTyson Furylast_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Georgetown

first_imgSyracuse takes on former Big East rival Georgetown on Saturday afternoon in the nation’s capital. The Orange (8-1) has not played in a week since escaping with a win over Colgate, while the Hoyas (8-0) have breezed through their weak, nonconference slate. Tipoff between SU and Georgetown is set for 12:30 p.m. from Capital One Arena. The game will air nationally on CBS.Here’s what you need to know about the Hoyas. All-time series: Syracuse leads, 49-43Last time they played: Last December in the Carrier Dome, Georgetown spoiled Pearl Washington Day with a 78-71 victory in front of more than 25,000 fans. Frank Howard scored four points and Tyus Battle added two as the only current SU players to have played in the game. The Orange and Hoyas were even at the break, but Georgetown pulled away in the second half with 45 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. The Georgetown report: The Hoyas and Orange will match up for the 93rd time since the 1929-30 season in the third edition of the teams’ post-Big East rivalry. Georgetown is one of only six remaining undefeated teams in Division I. The Hoyas play the weakest nonconference schedule in the country, according to Kenpom.com. Patrick Ewing, who torched the Orange as an All-American in the 1980s, is in his first year at the helm of a team that has won its first eight games by a margin of 17.8 points per game. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJessie Govan, a junior center, leads the team in points and rebounds, while Marcus Derrickson (13.5 points per game) and Kaleb Johnson (12.5 points) also average double digits. The Hoyas were projected to finish 10th in the Big East at the start of the year, following a second consecutive 18-loss season. That prompted the firing of legendary coach John Thompson III. Six players left along with him, including two due to graduation, two transfers, one to the professional ranks and one due to injury. That makes this a rebuilding year for the Hoyas, though the undefeated record doesn’t indicate that.Georgetown has thrived through eight games because of a quality frontcourt and strong wing play. But its backcourt has struggled to produce offensively. Battle and Howard possess experience and length at the top that could give Hoyas guards some trouble. How Syracuse beats Georgetown: The Orange won’t have the size advantage it has had all season. The Hoyas rank fifth in the country in rebounding margin (11.8). Otherwise, Georgetown doesn’t stand out. They remain a relatively typical Hoyas team, based on methodical offense that works the ball inside and out and chews up clock with each possession. Should Syracuse maintain its stronghold inside and improve its perimeter defense — getting freshman forward Bouarama Sidibe back from injury is a good start — the Hoyas may struggle to keep pace. Stat to know: 20.7 Battle’s 20.7 points per game average ranks second in the ACC. The sophomore guard has failed to reach double digits just once through nine games, his only blemish being an eight-point showing in a game he exited early due to a lower back injury. Battle scored a game-high 24 points in SU’s last outing and has played go-to scorer whenever SU needs an offensive boost. Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse a 53 percent chance to win this game. Kenpom also gives SU a greater-than-50-percent chance to win in each of its next five games, four of which come inside the Carrier Dome. Player to watch: Jessie Govan, center, No. 15Govan is a 6-foot-10 junior center who weighs 270 lbs, immediately creating a size mismatch inside for Paschal Chukwu and Bourama Sidibe. Neither comes within 40 pounds of Govan, who averages team highs in points (20.6 per game) and rebounds (13.0). A year ago he made 19 starts, placing third on the team in points (10.1 per game) and tying for the team lead with almost five boards per game. On Saturday, Govan and his double-double average pose as a dangerous threat in the paint that Syracuse hasn’t yet seen this season. Comments Published on December 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Zak: For now, Collins has done his part

first_imgWith the help of Sports Illustrated, NBA free agent Jason Collins made public  that he is gay Monday morning. While attempting to focus on the topics of my Communication Arts lecture, I experienced – for the first time in awhile – a “Hell yeah!” moment. Finally, an active athlete playing a major American sport was publicly acknowledging his status as a gay man. Hell yeah.I didn’t have this reaction because I’m gay – I’m not. It wasn’t because I actively support gay rights – at times I will, and at times I won’t. I had this reaction because, as a human being, I would absolutely hate to have to hide the identity, any identity, that I know as my own from the people to whom it means something. In this case, it was the world of sports.Sports Illustrated allowed Collins to detail his own story, printed online and in the May 6 edition of the magazine.The story is great, but how great, really? Collins is a 12-year veteran center but has no clue whether or not he will be suiting up for an NBA team next season.Some discussed whether or not Collins is a hero. Longtime CBS sports broadcaster Tim Brando doesn’t think so. He made it clear by way of Twitter, making a fool of himself by saying one thing, meaning another and contesting nearly each reply of the public in an antagonistic tone. But whether or not Collins is actually a hero is a question that rightfully couldn’t be decided Monday afternoon, Tuesday or even this week, even though Collins has done most of all that he can do. Plenty has been written about Collins in the two-day wake of his decision. From the spectrum, it sounds as if Collins is expected to be a leader for the gay community, especially those interested or enveloped in athletics. It seems as if Collins is perfect for the job. He probably is, but he seemingly only can do so much – at the outset – that he hasn’t already done.He sought out a sports media mogul, prompted it with the story of the season and positioned his career into a multi-layered lens, all the while starting a new job search for employment in the same league next season. All that he can really say has been said. It is now up to the people around Jason Collins to decide how monumental he really will become.In part, it is up to the NBA, though this may be the stickiest of all. Collins has already enjoyed a healthy career bouncing among six different teams throughout his 12 seasons. He is 34 years old and definitely approaching his finish line. As a 7-foot player, a demand will always be at the least somewhat existent. Although he played just 38 games this season between the Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards, Collins started nine of them, proving that he can still present a formidable value as a backup in the NBA. That’s exactly what he would like to do next season, but he needs a shot. He needs an NBA executive to take notice of what he has done as a basketball person and rightfully look past any qualm they could have with his identity as a gay person.He would also need the respect of many players. He needs the respect of teammates and opponents, rookies and veterans, all-stars and scrubs. Most everyone. He undoubtedly has the respect from Robbie Rogers.Rogers, a 25-year-old former professional soccer player announced in a blog post back on February 23 that he was gay. Well within the prime of his career, Rogers announced in the same post his retirement from the game he considered his “escape, purpose and identity.” Rogers came out as gay, but his story promptly folded. His mark as a gay athlete ended with the same blog post that started it, although a smidgen of good news recently arose that he may be trying again.So right now, it’s all about Collins. If he doesn’t get signed to an NBA team next year, an active gay athlete may not be representing the others assumed and rumored to exist. If he doesn’t get signed we will likely never know the reason.It could be that he was assessed at little value as a backup. Or it could be that he is just too old to induce a team to beckon his way. Or it could be that he is gay. I hope not. That’s where I would have a “Hell no!” moment.But most importantly – aside from the NBA – it is up to other athletes with a similar identity to Collins, or any humane identity they’ve kept hidden from a world of nonacceptance.It’s impossible for me to speak on the situation of a gay athlete hoping his identity doesn’t concern the players, coaches and fans they live and work around all year long. However, it is understandable to think that if no other athlete makes a Collins-like decision, the barrier that initially held him back and is inherently holding others back will continue to appear as an insurmountable mountain.It can’t come from outside; it must come from within. Fans and analysts can beg and plead how something needs to happen – that a leader needs to emerge. I’m sure it wasn’t easy for Collins, so it won’t be easy for other athletes in a similar spot. Right now, his decision is just the selling point. How others react will be the telling point.Sean is a junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. What do you expect to be the eventual product of Jason Collins’ decision? Let him know with an email to szak@badgerherald.com or with a tweet to @sean_zak.last_img read more

Fast five: The week ahead in Wisconsin athletics

first_imgThe Badgers escaped a close one against Georgetown with a 69-66 victory in the semifinal, and took home the hardware with a 69-56 win over Oklahoma in the championship. Frank Kaminsky was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.Now for Dec. 3rd, the day we’ve all been waiting for. Duke vs. Wisconsin. No. 2 vs. No. 4. The game has been circled on our calendar for months, and it’s finally time for the Grateful Red to get rowdy in the Kohl Center.Remember the last time Duke came to town?Good times.4. Finally! Men’s hockey gets their first win of the season!In a weekend series with Ferris State, the Badgers snapped an eight-game losing streak Friday night when they fought to a 1-1 tie. Saturday night, UW won their first game of the 2014-2015 season with a 5-2 victory.Is it comparable to the 1980 U.S. victory over the USSR? No, but it’s still a reason to celebrate like it’s the 80s.Goalie Joel Rumpel won the 5oth game of his career, which moves him into a tie for eighth place all-time in career wins at Wisconsin.The Badgers begin Big Ten play this weekend, hosting Penn State Friday and Saturday night. The Badgers were 5-0 against the Nittany Lions last season.5. Women’s Hockey is quietly the No. 3 team in the countryUW trounced New Hampshire on the road this past weekend, winning each game 5-0. This weekend, the Badgers play host to North Dakota in a pair of matinees Friday (3 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.).This is the second series between the Badgers and North Dakota this season in WCHA play, as the two teams met a month ago in Grand Forks. The first game was a 3-3 tie and the second was a 3-2 Badger victory. The Badgers and Buckeyes will kick off the 2014 version of the Big Ten championship game at 7:17 p.m.2. Did the Wisconsin volleyball team win the Big Ten?Have they lost in their last 19 matches?The volleyball team clinched their first Big Ten Title since 2001 with a three-set sweep of Purdue Friday night. The Badgers open the NCAA Tournament Thursday night as a one-seed  and the No. 4 overall seed when they take on Western Michigan at the UW Field House.3. Kings of the Lost World: Wisconsin wins Battle for AtlantisThe Badgers won three games in three days in Paradise (technically on Paradise Island) in the Bahamas this Thanksgiving weekend to take the Battle for Atlantis Tournament crown.The first game was a thumping of Alabama-Birmingham 72-43. Redshirt sophomore Zack Showalter ruined UAB’s hopes and dreams with this putback. 1. Off to IndianapolisFor the third time in four seasons, the Wisconsin football team is off to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship game. They’ll take on the Ohio State Buckeyes who claimed the Big Ten East division title going through conference play with a perfect record.The Badgers advanced to the Big Ten championship game after their 34-24 defeat of Minnesota last Saturday. The win not only sent Wisconsin to Indianapolis, but kept Paul Bunyan’s Axe in Madison for the 11th straight season.Wisconsin and Ohio State last met in 2013 when the Badgers fell to the then-No. 4 Buckeyes 31-24 in Columbus. Ohio State eventually advanced to the championship game last season but fell to Michigan State, 34-24. The Badgers’ three appearances in Indianapolis are the most of any Big Ten team thus far and Wisconsin has won both of their previous games. In 2011, Wisconsin defeated Michigan State before blowing out Nebraska in 2012.last_img read more