Anthony Joshua responds to Deontay Wilder’s outburst to Tyson Fury | Boxing News

first_img Wilder’s reign was conclusively ended by Fury Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn sarcastically reacted: “I thought AJ ducked you?”Now Joshua has exclusively told Sky Sports News about Wilder’s words: “It makes the ultimate sense.- Advertisement – Anthony Joshua has reacted to Deontay Wilder’s statement Deontay Wilder broke his silence towards Tyson Fury Deontay Wilder broke his silence towards Tyson Fury

Noble Energy: Leviathan development 60% complete. First gas sales in 2019

first_imgThe development of the giant Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Israel is nearly 60 percent complete.The Leviathan platform under construction (Image by Noble Energy)This is according to Noble Energy, the operator of the field, which on Friday shared the progress update as part of its quarterly report.Noble said the offshore gas field project was “nearly 60 percent complete, with anticipated first sales on schedule by the end of 2019.”During the second quarter, Noble drilled two final wells at the Leviathan field to total depth.“Completion activities are underway, and pipeline installation has been completed for infield flowlines and main gathering lines,” the company said.The final investment decision (FID) for the Leviathan development was made in February 2017. The first phase of development of the Leviathan is expected to cost around $3.75 billion.Development planThe Leviathan, holding around 22 trillion cubic feet of gross recoverable resources, will be developed using a subsea system that connects production wells to a fixed platform located offshore with tie-in onshore in the northern part of Israel.The Leviathan platform will have an initial deck weight of 22,000 tons. Processed gas will connect to the Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd. onshore transportation grid in the northern part of the country and to regional markets via onshore export pipelines. The development plan allows for future expansion from its initial 1.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) capacity to 2.1 Bcf/d.Offshore platform installation will take the most of the next year, with commissioning and first gas scheduled for the end of 2019.In its presentation on Friday, Noble shared several milestones achieved at the project: Finished drilling program and began completion activity; Completed first subsea tree installation; Completed floating of the production decks; Finished pipelay for gathering lines;  Completed direct pipe shore crossing.Offshore platform installation will take the most of the next year, with commissioning and first gas scheduled for the end of 2019.Noble has already secured contracts for the supply of over 900 MMcf/d of gas from the Leviathan. Over 200 MMcf/d has been contracted to meet Israel domestic consumption, while 700 MMcf/d has been contracted for exports, evenly split between Jordan and Egypt.While working to bring the Leviathan online, Noble is extracting gas from its Tamar field offshore Israel.During the second quarter of 2018, the Tamar field helped bring Noble’s 2Q gross sales volumes in Israel to a quarterly record of more than 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day, driven by increased local demand.  Net sales volumes totaled 227 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day during the second quarter of 2018.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Scott Firman adjusts from long stick middie to close defense in senior year

first_imgPreparing for his senior season, Scott Firman knew a potential position change could happen. The lone returning starter from the defense, Nick Mellen, had just undergone surgery and his status for fall ball remained unclear.Firman, who’s been a long stick midfielder for the past three years, started dabbling with a possible switch to close defense during the summer.When fall came around, Mellen was not ready. Given the inexperience on the backline, Syracuse assistant coach Lelan Rogers wanted to move a veteran player to play defense to patch up the hole. Firman’s skills as a long stick midfielder and previous experience playing close defense in high school made him the best candidate for the job.“If you can play both, it’s really going to get you on the field a lot quicker,” Rogers said. “Scott’s a kid who can play both up top and down low.”Firman has been an anchor for No. 6 Syracuse (1-0) on the defensive side of the field since his freshman year in 2014. The senior had spent three years as the long stick midfielder, a position he has been most comfortable playing. But with two close defensemen now graduated and Mellen out with injury, Firman will play close defense for SU this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt started with 1-on-1 and 6-on-6 drills in practice. In the former, Firman would work on technique. Each day, Rogers had a new tip or a note for Firman to improve on — whether it be spacing or proper footwork. During the latter, he would be able to see the full field and improve communication down low.The transition came with a degree of difficulty. The main difference was learning to deal with attackmen who’d run behind the net, something Firman wasn’t used to when guarding midfielders.When Firman played close defense in high school, it was because he was one of the best athletes on the team. Now, he needed to learn the fundamentals.“(At Syracuse) it’s more of a ‘We’re going to put you down here,’” Firman said, “’but you’ve got to learn everything in terms of technique and team defense.’”Jamie Archer, Firman’s high school coach, says speed and pushing transition are intangibles crucial to being a long stick midfielder. And to Archer, Firman had that.But at close defense, Firman has to get to the goal line and turn his hips to keep the opposition behind. The angle is completely different and there is more lateral movement. Up top as a long stick midfielder, it’s more turning his hips and sprinting, staying with the midfielder. Close defense also leaves room to recover from a quick slip up.“Behind goal if they beat you initially,” Archer said, “you can recover a little more because they’re behind the goal most of the time.”In Syracuse’s season opener against Siena on Saturday, Firman made his first career start. He had played regularly for three years prior, appearing in 46 games. He picked up four ground balls in SU’s 19-6 win. In only one game, he already has 12 percent of his total ground ball total in 17 games last year.There was some miscommunication in the first game, including a three-goal first quarter. The defense then buckled down, allowing only three goals in as many quarters the rest of the way.“The great ones, of which Scotty is, can adjust quickly,” Rogers said.When Mellen returns to action, Firman may play both long stick and pole, depending on the opposition. With quicker and faster attackmen, Firman will likely stay down low. But with quick midfielders, Firman will move back up to his natural position.Despite the position change, Firman has been a steady constant from preseason to now. He will likely match up on the team’s No. 1 attacker since the other two starters, Tyson Bomberry and Marcus Cunningham, have made a combined 16 appearances in college.“Switching positions from long stick middie done to close and back and forth like that,” senior attack and high school teammate Jordan Evans said, “that’s one of the hardest things you can do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 13, 2017 at 10:01 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturcolast_img read more

Tuesday January 8th Local Sports

first_imgClass 2A MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Despite his relative inexperience, Ryan Saunders has widespread respect within Minnesota’s organization as he becomes the Timberwolves interim coach. The 32-year-old is doing the job his late father, Flip Saunders, held longer than anyone else with the franchise. Ryan Saunders is taking over as the interim replacement for Tom Thibodeau, who was fired halfway through his third season with the team. DES MOINES — The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: 9. Bishop Garrigan, Algona7-2178 Others receiving votes: West Branch 9. Dike-New Hartford 8. Regina, Iowa City 6. North Fayette, West Union 2. Albia 1. Denver 1. RecordPtsPrv 2. North Scott, Eldridge (3)9-0942 Others receiving votes: Glenwood 19. Wahlert, Dubuque 13. Ballard 7. Marion 6. Washington 4. Xavier, Cedar Rapids 4. Fairfield 1. 4. Iowa City, West7-1614 1. Maquoketa (9)10-01072 1. Waukee (8)8-01061 6. Davenport, Central9-1533 IOWA CITY — The final Associated Press college football poll was released after last night’s national championship game, and the University of Iowa ends up in the #25 spot after their win over Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl last Tuesday. Iowa State fell out of the rankings after their loss to Washington State in the Alamo Bowl and finished 31st if you extend out the poll beyond the top 25. Big Ten teams finishing in the final poll include #3 Ohio State, #14 Michigan, #17 Penn State, and #21 Northwestern. Big 12 teams finishing in the poll were #4 Oklahoma, #9 Texas, #20 West Virginia 10. West Delaware, Manchester7-1203 10. Dubuque, Senior6-213NR Others receiving votes: Des Moines, North 9. Prairie, Cedar Rapids 7. Ankeny Centennial 4. Sioux City, West 3. Ankeny 1. Class 1A RecordPtsPrv Others receiving votes: Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 17. Martensdale-St. Marys 15. Lynnville-Sully 13. Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 11. South O’Brien, Paullina 5. Notre Dame, Burlington 4. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 2. Easton Valley 1. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, KGLO mobile app — Mason City High at Johnston — girls 6:15, boys follow 8. South Hamilton, Jewell10-1418 RecordPtsPrv 5. New London9-0674 6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton7-2478 — high school boys basketball last nightOsage 62, Hampton-Dumont 17 2. Montezuma (3)11-0872 5. Oskaloosa8-2621 Class 4A 1. North Linn, Troy Mills (8)9-01071 1. Grand View Christian (6)9-11021 5. Bettendorf8-1606 6. Calamus-Wheatland10-132NRcenter_img 4. Pella7-26310 RecordPtsPrv (tie) West Sioux, Hawarden10-0636 10. Newman Catholic, Mason City7-116NR 3. Sioux City, East8-0737 7. Cedar Falls7-1469 9. Valley, West Des Moines9-2348 Class 3A 10. South Central Calhoun10-112NR 7. Norwalk8-335NR DES MOINES — Drake coach Darian DeVries says standout guard Nick Norton will undergo knee surgery on Tuesday. Norton suffered a torn ACL in their Missouri Valley opener last week and is lost for the season. DeVries says they will petition in hopes of getting Norton a sixth year.Norton was a graduate transfer from Alabama-Birmingham.With Norton out the primary point guard responsibilities will fall on sophomore Noah Thomas.Drake returns to action on Tuesday night by hosting a Southern Illinois team that is 2-0 in the Valley. 3. Treynor (2)10-0852 8. Ames8-141NR 4. Van Meter8-0635 2. Clear Lake (2)10-0995 9. Unity Christian, Orange City8-21510 2. Camanche (1)10-0864 3. Gilbert9-1657 7. Western Christian, Hull6-2453 IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson had 21 points and 12 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the season, Kathleen Doyle added 15 points with seven assists and No. 19 Iowa beat Wisconsin 71-53 on Monday night for its 20th consecutive victory in the series.The last victory for Wisconsin in the series was 84-73 at home on Feb. 11, 2007 and its last win at Iowa was 88-78 on February 6, 2005.Mason City native Makenzie Meyer added 10 points and five assists for Iowa (11-3, 2-1 Big Ten). Gustafson entered leading the NCAA in scoring at 26.8 points per game and ranking fifth in rebounds per game at 12.9. She’s third in field goal percentage at 71.1.Gustafson had six points and seven rebounds in the first half to help Iowa build a 34-27 lead. The Hawkeyes made 5 of 12 3-pointers and held Wisconsin to 37.5 percent shooting. Gustafson finished 9-of-16 shooting from the field with three blocks.Imani Lewis paced Wisconsin (10-6, 1-3) with a career-high 22 points and 11 rebounds. 8. Carroll6-131NR AMES — The Iowa State Cyclones debut in the Associated Press Top 25 this week at number 20. The Cyclones are 2-0 in the Big-12 after a lopsided win over fifth ranked Kansas and they return to action tonight at Baylor.That’s Iowa State coach Steve Prohm who believes improved team defense has been a key.Prohm says the Cyclones have what it takes to be good on defense.Baylor is 8-5 overall and opened Big-12 play with a loss to TCU. 8. Ar-We-Va, Westside10-028NR MONTREAL (AP) — Mikael Granlund scored, Devan Dubnyk stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 Monday night. Montreal lost Shea Weber to injury. The Canadiens’ captain was hit in the face by a puck while blocking a shot six minutes into the first period. — high school girls basketball last nightOsage 63, Hampton-Dumont 43Iowa Falls-Alden 70, Charles City 30 6. Boyden-Hull9-0617 4. Ankeny Christian Academy (1)9-0735 (tie) Stanton9-0327 3. George-Little Rock (1)10-1843 9. ADM, Adel7-2236last_img read more

GAA NEWS – KILCAR TO LAUNCH ITS NEW CLUB WEBSITE

first_imgThe new club website will be on line inside the next 2 weeks, if underage managers would contact James with info about their respected teams .Cúl Camp;Date: July 15th to July 19th Time: 10am to 2pmCost: €55 for 1 child, €45 for 2nd child and €40 for 3rd/4th/5thRegister on the morning of Tuesday 15th @ 9:30am or online @www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps application forms are also in the tea rooms in Towney.Contact: Kevin Lyons on 087-8361215 for any other information Ulster Final TicketsAll tickets must be collected and paid for on Tuesday 16th July between 8 and 10pm in Towney.Ladies;Hard luck to our ladies team who were defeated in the Junior A championship first round first leg last night on a scoreline of Cill Chartha 1-10 Glenties 3-09Underage Both under 12 and under 16 teams had good victory’s in Towney this evening against N Brid ,U12 Cill Chartha 5-11 N Brid 1-7,and the u 16 game Cill Chartha 3-15 N Brid 0-7. Fixtuers this week,u-12 home to Pettigo on Fri at 6.30,U-16 home to F Masters on Fri at 7.30,Minor C’ship on Thurs against ardara at 7.30.Lotto, There was no winner of the lotto ,numbers were 8,15,20,26 ,lotto plus numbers,2,6,19,26, consolation prizes went to Paddy Sweeney ,paddy Mc Brearty Carrick,Michael Mc Shane.Bingo; Winners were Deirbhile Mc Shane,Michael Doherty,Margaret Cunningham,Eileen Curran,Letty Doherty,Margaret Byrne.Coláiste Na Carraige School reunion, The tickets for the Gala Ball are now on sale €30 each for Dinner and Dance in Blue Haven Hotel on Sat 13th July.GAA NEWS – KILCAR TO LAUNCH ITS NEW CLUB WEBSITE was last modified: July 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Kilcar GAAWEBSITElast_img read more