Image courtesy of Shell AustraliaShell’s QGC business, along with its joint venture partners CNOOC and Tokyo Gas, have shipped the 500th cargo of liquefied natural gas from its LNG plant on Curtis Island, Queensland.The cargo will be delivered by Gladstone’s namesake vessel, the GasLog Gladstone, Shell said in its statement on Thursday.Shell’s QGC operates the 8 mtpa two-train Queensland Curtis LNG export facility on Curtis Island.Shell is the operator and majority interest holder in the QGC venture, with joint venture partners CNOOC (50% equity in Train 1) and Tokyo Gas (2.5% equity in Train 2).
Ottis Gibson. Photo credit: nationnews.comLONDON, England — West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said winning the first Test against all odds would be a “massive” boost for West Indies on their tour of England.Kemar Roach followed up defiant West Indies batting – again led by Shivnarine Chanderpaul – with two late wickets on Sunday to leave the match heading for a dramatic finish on Monday.Roach produced two quick, lifting deliveries to knock over England captain and first innings century-maker Andrew Strauss for one and night-watchman James Anderson for six, as the hosts reached 10 for two, chasing 191 for victory, in a torrid 20-minute period before the close on the penultimate day at Lord’s.“It would be massive,” said Gibson. “We are coming back [on Monday] to fight, make England fight for the rest of the runs, and if we do well enough to win, it would be great, we would celebrate.“But if not, whatever happens, we are going to get off the bus [on Monday] looking to fight hard and win. It will be tough, especially against the No.1 side in the World. We know it will be a battle, but we are up for that battle.“Coming on this tour, we always felt our bowling attack could cause a few problems and this will be a good opportunity for us to test our bowling attack against their batting. We know they need only 180 more runs, but we will come and fight really hard.”West Indies revival in the Test was sparked by a record 157-run stand for the fifth wicket between Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels.Chanderpaul made 91 to follow up his first innings 87 and Samuels supported with 86, while Denesh Ramdin made 43 and West Indies captain Darren Sammy clocked in with a cameo of 37.“The batting more so has helped to give us the belief that we could win the Test,” said Gibson. “Batting for most of the day gave us heart. “Chanderpaul and Samuels were outstanding. We made it really tough for their bowlers to get our wickets and two wickets to Kemar in the evening gives us a lot of hope for [Monday].”Gibson added: “A lot was said before the start of the series about the inexperience of the side, but it was good to see the experienced players did their jobs [on Sunday]. . .and those guys are taking on more and more of the responsibility for the totals that the team gets and it makes a huge difference for us when our experienced players perform. “We know we have some inexperienced players and they will come good, but the experienced players are leading from the front and this is what we need and everybody is happy with efforts from [Sunday].”Caribbean News Now 51 Views one comment NewsSports Coach confident West Indies can win by: – May 21, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweet
Friendship, In. — A Barn was destroyed by fire in the 5700 block of County Road 300 South Sunday. Around 3:11 p.m. Friendship Volunteer firefighters found the structure fully engulfed. No injuries were reported and no damage estimate is available. The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Milan Fire Department, Dillsboro Fire Department and Ripley County EMS assisted.
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“Bearwood is one of a number of sites we have looked at and of course there is a long way to go before anything is confirmed or any work can begin. “As a club we aim to build, evolve and succeed so we need to move away from the current site at Hogwood, which we have outgrown. “With the plans we have in place for the first team facility, and our desire to have the best possible academy, this is a vital step and if all goes well then it can only be of benefit to the football club.” The Royals’ return to the npower Championship was decided with three games to spare, but owner Anton Zingarevich remains committed to improving the club on and off the field. “We are striving to improve all aspects of the football club and have agreed in principle a contract with Bearwood to purchase land and build a new training ground, subject to planning permission,” chief executive Nigel Howe told the club’s official website. Press Association Relegated Reading are pressing ahead with plans for a new training ground, with a deal agreed in principle with Bearwood Golf Club.
Uncle Junior (6-1) saw off Quantitativeeasing in a barnstorming finish to the FBD-sponsored La Touche Cup, sparking a five-timer for trainer Willie Mullins at Punchestown. Press Association “I didn’t know if he’d handle the ground but he obviously likes it a bit faster,” said the trainer. “Now we have to decide whether to give him the summer off or keep going and maybe go over fences.” After Un De Sceaux landed the Ryanair Novice Chase, Mullins made it four in emphatic fashion in the Orchid Transport Mares Novice Hurdle, as the Paul Townend-ridden Whiteout (8/1) led home a one-two-three for the handler, ahead of Uranna and Lyrical Theatre. Mullins said: “They don’t all have to be big money horses, she was a very modest price. She has been surprising me. “We were hoping she’d win races but didn’t think she’d be coming to Punchestown and it’s a pleasant surprise. “She looks half decent and will hopefully keep improving.” Yorkhill gave Mullins senior his fifth win and Patrick Mullins his second in the saddle with an easy victory in the Kildare Post INH Flat Race. The 5/4 favourite opened up a commanding lead after the home turn and though OK Corral ate into that lead, Yorkhill was still two and a quarter lengths up at the line. “Patrick was full of this horse after his last few bits of work,” said Mullins. “He was keen to keep him apart from Bellshill and got his wish so it worked out. “He’s clearly a nice horse. He’s been giving Patrick plenty of vibes and I haven’t done much with him.” There was little to choose between the pair jumping the final fence, after which Quantitativeeasing went a length up, but Uncle Junior roared back bravely to win a thriller by a neck, with Keep On Track third. Mullins said: “He’s some hero in our yard. At 14 to run a race like that is fantastic. “He always makes one bad mistake and hadn’t throughout so I said coming to the last ‘here it comes’, but he only lost half a length. “He appreciates the drier ground and the sun on his back. Normally he drops out and it takes three and a half miles for him to warm up, but today after half a mile I was hopeful he’d run a big race. “You saw Patrick after passing the winning post. He really enjoyed it and he’s a fantastic horse to have in the yard. “There is no talk of retirement as he’s in good form and there are those type of races for him. I can’t see the point of putting him out in a field as he gets bored. “A horse like him is entertainment and he certainly gave us entertainment today.” Mullins also landed the Donohue Marquees Handicap Hurdle with 20-1 shot Avant Tout, with Danny Mullins doing the steering. Quantitativeeasing was the 13-8 favourite to gain compensation for his luckless run at the Cheltenham Festival where he was carried out in the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase when primed to deliver his challenge. The market leader moved sweetly throughout under Nina Carberry around the banks circuit, but Patrick Mullins appeared equally confident aboard the 14-year-old Uncle Junior, who finished third at Cheltenham, and the two swept clear to fight it out from the home turn.
An orangutan who was granted legal personhood in a landmark 2015 ruling has moved into the Center for Great Apes in Florida.Judge Elena Liberatori’s ruling declared that Sandra was legally not an animal, but a non-human person.The ruling gave the orangutan certain legal rights enjoyed by humans as well as better living conditions.“With that ruling, I wanted to tell society something new, that animals are sentient beings and that the first right they have is our obligation to respect them,” Judge Liberatori said.The 2015 ruling came after animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition on behalf fo the orangutan.A Habeas Corpus document is more commonly used to challenge the legality of a person’s detention or imprisonment.Patti Ragan, who is the director of the center in Wauchula, Florida, said Sandra is adjusting to the center, joining 21 orangutans and 31 chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from circuses, stage shows, and the exotic pet trade.“This is the first time in over a decade that Sandra has had the opportunity to meet other orangutans, and she will meet them when she chooses,” said Ragan. “It is a new freedom for her, and one we are grateful to provide.”The 2015 verdict was very controversial, with some arguing that it was inappropriate to compare the animal with a human.“When you don’t know the biology of a species, to unjustifiably claim it suffers abuse, is stressed or depressed, is to make one of man’s most common mistakes, which is to humanize animal behaviour,” the Buenos Aires Zoo’s head of biology, Adrian Sestelo, said in 2015.The ruling was expected to open the door for thousands of similar cases but that does not appear to have happened at this time.Orangutans are a part of the family Hominidae, also known as great apes along with gorillas and chimpanzees.Furthermore, they share about 97 percent of their DNA with humans.
Carrier DomeThe Carrier Dome has 49,262 seats and is the largest domed stadium in the Northeast. The facility, which opened Sept. 20, 1980, serves as the home to the football team, the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. This past season, the softball team also played two games in the stadium for the first time in program history. The Dome has also played host to NCAA Tournament rounds, including the 2010 Sweet 16 and Elite 8. The stadium has had regional and state competitions in football and NBA preseason games.Tennity Ice PavilionSyracuse’s ice rink has a listed capacity of 350 but has seen crowds of up to 511 during the first four years of the women’s ice hockey program. The pavilion opened in 2000 for recreational purposes and now serves as the home of the Orange’s Division-I women’s hockey team. Still, it’s unlikely Syracuse will field a Division-I men’s hockey team any time soon, as Tennity’s capacity is not large enough to hold the number of fans needed to generate sufficient revenue to offset the costs of scholarships, salaries, equipment, transportation and ice.J.S. Coyne FieldCoyne Field is home to the women’s field hockey team and is the largest outdoor sports facility on Syracuse’s campus. It includes a press box, a concession area and bleachers capable of holding 2,700 people. The field, which opened in 1975, has also been used for football practice in the fall and men’s and women’s lacrosse practice in the spring. The field had its AstroTurf replaced with Astro 12, a new artificial surface, in 2005.Soccer StadiumThe SU Soccer Stadium is part of the Lampe Athletics Complex and is home to the men’s and women’s soccer teams. The stadium has a grass playing field, lights for night competition and bleachers extending the length of the field, which can hold up to 1,500 people. The stadium, situated behind Manley Field House, first opened in 1996.Women’s BuildingGym A in the Women’s Building serves as the practice facility and home court for the Syracuse women’s volleyball team. The two-and-a-half story gymnasium has seating on the floor level and in a balcony overlooking the court. The entire building at the foot of Mount Olympus off Comstock Avenue has a capacity of 3,000 and opened in 1953.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSkytop Softball StadiumThe softball team practices and competes at the Skytop Softball Stadium, located on South Campus. It opened in 2000 and has a capacity of 650 people. The outfield stretches 200 feet down the lines and 215 feet to straightaway center. The stadium is outfitted with lights, making it available for day and night games. A press box sits directly behind home plate above the bleachers.—Compiled by Jon Harris, asst. sports editor, firstname.lastname@example.org Comments Published on August 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on April 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm Contact Josh: email@example.com | @Schafer_44 ITHACA, N.Y. — Syracuse’s Dom Madonna did what he could, sprawling low to deflect a fast break opportunity. With SU already set to go a man-down following a Tucker Dordevic penalty, Madonna denied the initial scoring chance but failed to maintain possession. Instead, the ball bounced to the corner, and the Big Red’s possession continued.Again, on the next feed, Syracuse seemed to stop Cornell. An Orange long pole deflected a pass, leaving the ball on the carpet for SU defender Nick Mellen. The ball took an off-bounce, Mellen bobbled the pickup, and Cornell’s Clarke Petterson buried another Cornell goal.“We didn’t play absolutely terrible,” Mellen said. “They got a bunch of goals off broken plays and passes that somehow went to the ground and somehow went to their stick.”On Tuesday night at Schoellkopf Field, No. 7 Syracuse’s (6-4, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) defense held strong at times but couldn’t finish in a 13-8 loss to No. 9 Cornell (8-3, 3-1 Ivy league). The Big Red’s offense entered riding a four-game winning streak in which it averaged more than 20 goals. It ranked first in goals per game (15.30), assists per game (10.50), points per game (25.80) and shooting percentage (.418). Yet Syracuse held it scoreless for more than 13 minutes in the second quarter and more than eight minutes in the third.Still, Cornell finished enough. In a game with nearly equal shots on goal and an even faceoff distribution, the Big Red hammered SU on the ground. It scooped 43 groundballs to the Orange’s 30. Five of Cornell’s goals came off second-chance opportunities where it had already shot earlier in the possession.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Just going into this game I think we knew it was going to scrap; it was going to be a battle,” said Cornell attack Jeff Teat, who had six points. “I think we scraped off second-chance opportunities and finished plays when we need to.”Cornell dumped in four goals before 10 minutes had ticked off the clock. After the Big Red saved a Bradley Voigt shot, the agonizing possessions began for SU. With the Orange trailing by two goals at the time, Teat scooped up a ball off what could’ve been a Cornell turnover a minute into the possession. Then he fired a shot off an SU defender, but Cornell’s Connor Fletcher nabbed the groundball.The ball eventually worked its way back to Teat. He was covered tightly but whipped a behind-the-back pass into traffic anyway. The ball jostled through a crowd of SU defenders before bouncing on the ground. Cornell attack John Piatelli scooped the ball off the hop, making it appear as if the bounce pass was intentional. Moments later, Piatelli’s low crank shot dribbled in after deflecting off the goalkeeper.“I thought it was OK considering how much they had the ball,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “We just can’t let them get the inside stuff.”Throughout the night, Syracuse’s defense looked like a football defense that was excellent on the first two downs but faltered on the third, or a basketball defense stellar at contesting shots but horrible at boxing out.Syracuse’s version of those came when the defense flashed a glimmer of hope. Mellen caused a turnover on Teat behind the cage, simply poking the ball right out of the nation’s leading point scorer’s stick. On SU’s next possession, Cornell did the same, forcing David Lipka into a turnover.Again, Mellen forced a turnover. Mellen rode Teat down the right hash marks, the same place he had been beaten for a goal in the first quarter, and swatted the ball out of Teat’s stick. With Teat falling to the ground, Mellen scooped the ground ball and gave SU a possession, which led to a goal.Then came another lengthy possession. Syracuse denied Cornell for more than two minutes. Madonna’s save once again left the ball loose. Cornell missed the net on its next shot. Then, with Teat standing nearly flat-footed at the top of the X, he fed an open cutter for a Cornell goal.“You have to understand that’s just the way it goes,” Mellen said. “Sometimes we’re going to get a couple big stops and we try to clear it and turn it over or we get down to the offense and they just get a quick turnover. That’s just something we need to work on.”Moments before Mellen spoke, explaining how SU’s defense hadn’t played as bad as the scoreboard may have portrayed, Cornell’s players celebrated.The Big Red players gathered in front of the entrance to Schoellkopf Field, rose their hands and hooted and hollered in celebration as their photo was taken. In Cornell’s best win since 2014, it didn’t matter how well Syracuse’s defense had played. The scoreboard didn’t reflect it. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
The charity match between Rockwell College and Cistercian College Roscrea scheduled for this Saturday in Leahy Park in Cashel has been called-off. The Munster Champions were due to battle it out with the Leinster Schools Champions, but TippFM has learned that the game will not be going ahead.