PSA Inspects Statoil’s Visund A Ops

first_imgPetroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has carried out an audit of Statoil focused on how it safeguards the planning and execution of drilling and well operations on Visund A. The objective was to verify that Statoil and its contractors in the Visund organisation meet the regulatory requirements, PSA explained.The audit identified three regulatory non-conformities, concerning the diverter system in the BOP stack; pressure control equipment; and the company’s own follow-up and assessment of maintenance, maintenance effectiveness and maintenance history in the drilling facility.In addition, five improvement points were identified in connection with certified well-control competence for individual job positions; roles and requirements for competence concerning risk assessments; identification and description of safety-critical tasks; information for the safety delegate service; and information dissemination and employee participation in connection with change processes.PSA has given a deadline to Statoil until September 25, 2017, to report on how the non-conformities will be dealt with.last_img read more

Australia sees biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases

first_imgA medical professional administers a test to a member of the public at a pop-up COVID-19 testing facility on June 26, 2020, as the state of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia experiences a spike in cases. AAP IMAGE/REUTERS The growing figures have stoked fears of a second wave in Australia after several weeks of fewer than 20 new cases a day. In May, Victoria – home to more than 6 million people – began lifting restrictions imposed a month earlier to slow the spread of the virus. SYDNEY – Australia’s second most populous state said yesterday it is considering reimposing social distancing restrictions after the country reported its biggest one-day rise in new coronavirus infections in more than two months. While many states and territories have yet to report their latest numbers, Victoria said it has detected 75 cases in the past 24 hours – enough to make it Australia’s biggest daily outbreak since April 11. As cases have mounted, Victoria has embarked on a massive testing regime and the state’s chief health officer said the state is considering reimposing social distancing restrictions. It has pledged to remove the bulk of restrictions by the end of July. (Reuters)last_img read more

Real Madrid will fight to beat Man City – Valverde blows hot

first_img Loading… Fede Valverde is confident that Real Madrid will be able to turn around their 2-1 deficit against Manchester City in the last 16 of the Champions League if and when the tournament gets back underway.Advertisement Los Blancos have been back in training for two weeks ahead of LaLiga Santander’s restart, but thoughts are also on potentially playing the Champions League in August.“We have the desire, the will and the excitement to go back to that game and fight to turn it around in order to qualify,” Valverde told Real Madrid TV.“We can never lack the desire at this club to go for it all.”Turning his thoughts back to LaLiga Santander, Valverde hopes that Real Madrid can overturn Barcelona’s two-point lead at the top of the table.“We must keep on training hard for the rest of the season and hopefully we will win the league,” Valverde stated.“I’m looking forward to wearing this shirt again and showing why we’re here and fighting for the goal of being champions.”The Uruguayan is glad to be back around his teammates after two months of confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic.Read Also: Ighalo to pen massive deal at Shenhua after Man Utd exit“It’s a pleasure to see my teammates again and to be able to enjoy this beautiful training ground,” Valverde said.“We really missed sharing talks and training sessions and we really appreciate being able to advance from one phase to another.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocketlast_img read more

Twelve new local cases over the weekend

first_imgStatewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported that 2,000 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the weekend.  A total of 93,313 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 1,065,356 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.8% positive rate and 14 new deaths were reported for a total of 3,072 Hoosier deaths.Dearborn County has a total of 571 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 6 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 398 positive cases and 35 deaths (up 5 new cases and 1 new death), Franklin County has 273 positive cases and 24 deaths (no change), and Ripley County has 244 positive cases and 8 deaths (up 1 new case). Locally, this is an increase of 12 new positive cases and 1 new death.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— Jorge Soler hit a three-run homer in the first inning of the Royals’ 7-2 victory over the Twins. Hunter Dozier added a two-run shot and finished with three RBIs as Kansas City won for the sixth time in its last seven home games. — Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nuh) homered twice and drove in four runs as the Braves roughed up Aaron Nola and the Phillies, 11-2. Travis d’Arnaud (dahr-NOH’) and Ozuna hit back-to-back homers off Nola in a four-run third inning. — The Pirates thumped the Brewers, 7-2 as Chad Kuhl pitched five effective innings for his first win in more than two years. Bryan Reynolds had three hits and four RBIs for a team that scored just five times during their just-concluded four-game losing skid.— Teoscar Hernandez and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit third-inning homers and the Blue Jays scored twice in the 10th to beat the Rays, 6-5. Cavan Biggio doubled home the tiebreaking run and scored on a sacrifice fly by Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) Jr.— The Mets and Yankees have had their entire weekend series postponed by Major League Baseball. The move comes after two members of the Mets organization tested positive for the coronavirus. Elsewhere in the majors:— The Astros’ eight-game winning streak is over after Manny Machado furnished a pair of RBI singles in the Padres’ 4-3 win over Houston. Javy Guerra (HAH’-vee GEHR’-uh) got the win with 2 1/2 innings of hitless relief.— The Dodgers came away with a 5-1 win over the Rockies behind Walker Buehler (BYOO’-lur), who struck out 11 and allowed one run and four hits over six innings. Corey Seager’s two-run double gave Los Angeles a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning of its ninth win in 10 games.— Marcus Semien hit a leadoff homer and Stephen Piscotty (pihs-KAH’-tee) doubled home a pair later in the first inning to set the tone in the Athletics’ 5-3 win over the Angels. Piscotty had three RBIs to help Oakland improve to 16-4 this month. — Evan Longoria and red-hot Wilmer Flores belted two-run homers as the Giants topped the Diamondbacks, 6-2. Flores is hitting .565 with three homers and 10 RBIs over his last six games. MLB NEWSStrasburg might require surgeryUNDATED (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel neuritis on his throwing hand after seeing a nerve specialist. That’s the word from manager Dave Martinez, who says surgery could be an option but adds he has yet to talk with the 2019 World Series MVP. Strasburg was put on the injured list on Aug. 15, a day after he recorded just two outs at Baltimore. The Toronto Raptors have a three-games-to-none lead for the first time in their history following a 117-92 dismantling of the Brooklyn Nets.Toronto never trailed and led 57-42 by halftime. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) scored 26 points and chipped in eight rebounds and five assists. Fred VanVleet shot 6-for-10 from 3-point range and finished with 22 points. Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) had 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Kyle Lowry had his own double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.Tyler Johnson had a team-high 23 points for the Nets.In other first-round NBA playoff action: NORTON, Mass. (AP) — PGA Tour rookie Scottie Scheffler has become the 11th player to shoot a 59 or better in Tour history.The 24-year-old from Texas made a birdie putt from just outside 4 feet on the last hole for a 59 in the second round of The Northern Trust. He played bogey-free at the TPC Boston and finished with four birdies over his last five holes. Amazingly, he is two shots behind leader Dustin Johnson, who finished with a 60 and is at 15-under. PGA-MICKELSON NFL-NEWSWashington coach diagnosed with cancerUNDATED (AP) — Washington football coach Ron Rivera has been diagnosed with a form of skin cancer. A team spokesman confirmed Rivera has squamous cell carcinoma. The 58-year-old is expected to continue coaching while undergoing treatment. In other NFL news:— Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has only a minor hamstring strain and the Chiefs intend to be cautious with their dynamic playmaker. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was back for the first time in nearly a week along with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones. Both of them had groin strains. RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Shane Bertsch eagled the first hole of a four-man playoff to win the Charles Schwab Series in Missouri.Bertsch hit an approach from the rough near the back edge of a bunker that took some big bounces in front of the green. It rolled to 20 feet from the back pin on the par-5 first hole, giving him a victory in his second PGA Tour Champions start.Glen Day, Bernhard Langer and Kenny Perry shared second, one stroke ahead of Tom Byrum and Vijay Singh (VEE’-jay sing).COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERYLoughlin, Giannulli get prison time in college bribery plot — Bills cornerback Josh Norman is out indefinitely after hurting his left hamstring in practice. Coach Sean McDermott couldn’t provide a timetable on time Norman will miss, in saying the team is still determining the severity of the injury. — Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar says he understands he could still be punished by the NFL even after armed robbery charges against him in Florida were dropped. Dunbar declined to speak in detail about what led to him being arrested and charged in Broward County, Florida. — The league has hired Jonathan Beane as senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer. He serves on the Board of Directors of GLAAD and has held senior diversity roles at Roche, 21st Century Fox and Time Warner, among others. The league said Beane will “spearhead diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, and will collaborate with senior leadership to drive actionable change” throughout the NFL.PGA-NORTHERN TRUSTBlazing hot rookie Rojas homers in return from coronavirusUNDATED (AP) — Miguel Rojas made a triumphant return after becoming the first of 17 Miami Marlins to come off the COVID-19 injured list.Miguel Rojas hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat, helping the Marlins end a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Nationals. Rojas hadn’t played since July 26, when the Marlins’ season was suspended amid a team-wide coronavirus outbreak. Winning pitcher Elieser (ee-lee-AY’-sur) Hernandez pitched five solid innings, allowing just two runs and three hits while striking out six.Yan Gomes (yahn gohmz) and Trea Turner homered for the Nationals, who collected just two other hits in falling to 9-13. The Flyers scored a pair of early goals and closed out their opening-round series in six games by defeating the Canadiens, 3-2. Ivan Provorov put the Flyers ahead just 28 seconds into the game. Kevin Hayes made it 2-0 at the 5:23 mark after setting up the first goal.Michael Raffl provided the eventual game-winner early in the second period.Carter Hart backstopped the win as Montreal outshot the Flyers, 33-17.Nick Suzuki scored both goals for the Canadiens, who knocked out the Penguins in the play-in round.MLB-SCHEDULE UNDATED (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have knocked out the defending Stanley Cup champs to advance to the second round. The Canucks scored the first four goals in a 6-2 win over the Blues. Jay Beagle opened the scoring 3:45 into first period, and Vancouver broke it open on goals by Antoine Roussel (roo-SEHL’), Troy Stecher (STEH’-chur) and Brock Boeser (BEH’-sur) during a six-minute span early in the second.Brandon Sutter and Elias (eh-LEE’-uhs) Petterson each had two assists in the middle period. Sutter also set up a third-period goal.Jacob Markstrom stopped 34 shots and blanked the Blues until Jaden Schwartz tallied 6:32 into the third period.Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Flyers have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they will take on the New York Islanders. TROON, Scotland (AP) — Dani Holmqvist braved the wind-swept links at Royal Troon to take the lead through two rounds of the Women’s British Open. Holmqvist shot 1-under 70 in windy morning conditions to be the only player under par after 36 holes.A 1-under total of 141 left Holmqvist a stroke ahead of American Austin Ernst and Sophia Popov of Germany. First-round leader Amy Olson shot 81, 14 strokes worse than Thursday. Stars like Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson and defending champion Hinako Shibuno missed the cut.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSBertsch eagle gives him Schwab win Update on the latest sports August 22, 2020 — The Celtics clawed their way to a 102-94 win over the 76ers and a three-games-to-none lead in their series. The Celts couldn’t shake the 76ers until they closed the game on a 10-0 run. Kemba Walker broke through with 24 points and eight rebounds to lead a balanced Boston attack, while Jaylen Brown delivered 21 points and seven boards. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) kept the Sixers in the game with 30 points and 13 rebounds.— Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 36 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in leading the Clippers to a 130-122 victory over the Mavericks. Los Angeles used a team-record, 45-point second quarter to build a big lead and take a 2-1 series lead. Landry Shamet had 18 points for the Clippers, who bounced back from their loss in Game 2. Mavs guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists before leaving the game for good with a sprained left ankle. — The Jazz are up two games to one in their NBA first-round series after blowing out the Nuggets, 124-87. Mike Conley made a career playoff-high seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points in his return from quarantine. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) grabbed 14 rebounds and had a career playoff-high 24 points courtesy of numerous easy dunks and layups. Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a team-high 15 points for the Nuggets, who tied the third-worst playoff loss in team history.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSCanucks, Flyers advance After going 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 33 starts in 2019, the right-hander is 0-1 this season with a 10.80 ERA in two starts.In other MLB news:— Slumping Chris Davis has been put on the 10-day injured list by the Orioles, who recalled highly touted prospect Ryan Mountcastle and put him in the starting lineup against Boston. Davis headed to the IL with a .122 batting average and patellar tendinitis in his left knee. — The Phillies have moved to fortify their ineffective bullpen by acquiring relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Red Sox. Boston also sent cash to the Phils for right-handers Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold. Philadelphia also acquired right-handed reliever David Hale from the Yankees to help their league-worst bullpen. Hale has appeared in 95 games over six seasons with the Braves, Rockies and Yankees. — The Royals placed catcher Salvador Perez on the injured list with lingering vision problems and recalled Randy Rosario to add a left-handed arm in the bullpen. Perez woke up with vision problems Sunday. — Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) hit two of the White Sox’s six home runs and had four RBIs as the White Sox rolled to their sixth straight win, 10-1 over the Cubs. Luis Robert, Danny Mendick, Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHL’) and Eloy (EE’-loy) Jiménez also went deep to back Dallas Keuchel (KY’-kuhl), who held the Cubs to one run and six hits in eight innings. — Cincinnati was held to just two hits at Busch Stadium, but pinch-hitter Matt Davidson’s grand slam in the sixth inning sent the Reds past the Cardinals, 4-2. Four Reds relievers combined to no-hit St. Louis over the final 4 2/3 innings.— The Tigers had dropped 20 straight to the Indians before erasing an early 5-0 deficit in a 10-5 win at Cleveland. Isaac Peredes launched a grand slam in a seven-run fourth that put Detroit ahead.— Braden Bishop drove in a pair and Kyle Lewis hit a solo shot in the Mariners’ 7-4 decision over the Rangers. The Seattle bullpen threw hitless ball after Nick Margevicius worked the first 5 1/3 frames.— Xander Bogaerts (BOH’-gahrts) and J.D. Martinez homered early to spark the Red Sox in their season-high third straight win and the Orioles’ sixth consecutive loss, 8-5 at Baltimore. Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) added a three-run drive to make 6-0 in the fifth. Mickelson eliminated from FedEx Cup, now to try ChampionsNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has missed the cut at the Northern Trust and is all but assured of being outside the top 70 who advance to the BMW Championship next week south of Chicago.Instead, Mickelson said he would make his debut on the 50-and-older circuit at the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National. Mickelson turned 50 in June. WOMEN’S BRITISH OPENHolmqvist leads British Open Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli have apologized for using their wealth and privilege to bribe their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California as crew recruits.Accepting plea deals struck in May after the pair admitted paying $500,000, a judge sentenced Loughlin to serve two months behind bars while Giannulli was sentenced to five months.Prosecutors say the couple funneled money through a sham charity to get their two daughters into USC as crew recruits, even though neither was a rower. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA SCHEDULERaptors trounce Nets for 3-0 series leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The defending NBA champs are on the verge of sweeping their first-round series.last_img read more

Grapplers hope to overcome injuries, snap 2-game slide

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoRiding two-straight dual-meet losses heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Purdue Boilermakers, the Badgers wrestling team hopes to rebound and get back to finishing on top.For the season, head coach Barry Davis and the Badgers are 1-2-0 in conference play and 6-4-0 overall, while the Boilermakers, victims of two consecutive dual defeats of their own, are 0-2-0 in the Big Ten and 8-5-0 on the season.In last Sunday’s loss against Northwestern, Wisconsin had an early lead and was in control of its own destiny, but several losses by five points or less cost them the dual.”We had an opportunity to win it at the end, but the guy didn’t score,” Davis said. “We’re in those matches, we just have to convert and we haven’t done that yet, so that’s what we’re working on right now to get ready for this weekend, putting guys in situations where they’re in pressure situations on the clock and they have to score in practice, or they’ll get extra laps, and extra sprints.”In an effort to solve the scoring woes, some of Davis’ wrestlers have taken dumbbells home with them to work on their stances and positioning — anything that will get them over the hump.”We have to find a way to pick up the pace, keep the opponent more off balance and keep the match on feet,” coach Davis said.This weekend’s meet should prove to be a stepping-stone toward moving in the right direction and an indicator of how well this team will wrestle for the remainder of the season.After facing two very good teams in Iowa and Northwestern, Wisconsin catches a team that has had some problems of its own and isn’t considered a powerhouse in the very competitive Big Ten. “It will be up to the players to make the adjustments from last week’s duals to this one and to score those seemingly elusive points,” Davis said.For the Badgers, another wrestler hit the mat Sunday, when freshman heavyweight Kyle Massey was lost for the season, marking the second big player to go down in recent weeks. With the sudden onslaught of injuries, Davis doesn’t know whom to start in their place.”Between injuries and close matches, we got some patchwork to do and I’m not exactly sure who’s going to wrestle yet,” Davis said. “We’ve lost two guys for the year already. … Massey’s one of them, and, I mean, we lost one All-American and one potential All-American already, so I’m not sure what’s going to happen.” While it’s unknown who will be starting in place of the injured Badgers, Davis knows that the match-up between No. 2-ranked Tom Clum of the Badgers and sixth-ranked Chris Fleeger of the Boilermakers will be a good one.”Fleeger and Clum should be a great matchup,” Davis said. “Fleeger’s been to the NCAA finals and Clum’s ranked second right now. They’re both good on their feet and really good on top as well, so it should go down to the last few points.”Other notable wrestlers from the Badgers side include fifth-ranked, 149-pound Tyler Turner, who is 15-2 overall, and 10th-ranked 157-pound sophomore Craig Henning who, with two wins last weekend, now posts a 9-1 dual record and a 19-4 record overall.For the Boilermakers, Ben Wissel should give whomever the Badgers throw at him in the 184-pound weight division headaches. The senior from Richmond, Ind., now posts a 26-2 record on the season after simply manhandling his opponent Sunday, winning a major decision 18-4. Davis, however, says there is a way to beat this goliath.”We wrestled him earlier in the year out in Vegas,” Davis said. “We’ve just got to close the gap and slow the match down — he’s very athletic and let him dictate the pace to the outside, and you’re going to be in trouble, so you really have to try to close the gap on him and spend more time on top, playing a little slower pace.” Whatever the result this weekend, Davis and his boys will keep their heads up and their opponents down, maintaining a positive attitude and always pushing forward.last_img read more

Ennis scores 16 points in strong all-around performance against Fordham

first_img Published on November 12, 2013 at 11:54 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 It took Tyler Ennis just 14 seconds on Tuesday to do the one thing he couldn’t in his regular-season debut against Cornell.After a near turnover during the opening possession against Fordham, Ennis spun away from his defender and darted to the rim for a layup — his first career bucket.“There was opportunities for him,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I think he had some opportunities to get to the rim better and he finished.”There were a lot of things that Ennis did right in his debut. On Friday, he grabbed rebounds — eight — and dished out seven assists. He only turned the ball over twice and, for the most part, controlled the game even as the Big Red put a scare in Syracuse.But his first basket remained elusive until the opening seconds of the Orange’s 89-74 win over Fordham. He followed up an 0-for-6 debut with a 16-point performance — one that matched Jerami Grant for second on the team — and revealed a previously unseen dimension of his game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEnnis still grabbed four boards, handed out five assists and grabbed four steals, but the 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting were what silenced any concern.“I just focus on winning, doing my job, making sure my teammates get the ball,” Ennis said. “If I’m creating for my teammates then I’m happy. If my team needs me to score and I’m not scoring, that’s when I’m not playing well.”Ennis didn’t think about the elusive basket — he’s still more concerned with facilitating. But when the opportunities arise, he proved that he’s able to take advantage.“He’s more relaxed and he got some good opportunities,” Boeheim said. “He’s a good player. He’ll score.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse frontcourt outrebounds, outhustles North Carolina bigs

first_imgNorth Carolina’s offense has its fair share of issues, but when it gets a chance to run it becomes dangerous.To counter that, Jim Boeheim laid out two major things Syracuse needed to do in order to stave off an upset.His first goal was simple: Get back on defense. The next was just as easy to say, but harder to do.“Rebound the basketball.”“I just thought we did a really good job, our best job on the boards all year, really,” the head coach said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe No. 2 Orange (16-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) out-rebounded the Tar Heels 41-35 to keep UNC (10-6, 0-3) at bay and pick up a win in front of the 32,121 that made up the largest on-campus crowd of the season.Jerami Grant paved the way with an eight-rebound first half and finished with a double-double of 12 and 12. Rakeem Christmas followed suit and grabbed eight rebounds of his own, as did C.J. Fair.North Carolina’s strength lies on the interior with James Michael McAdoo and Brice Johnson, but on Saturday they couldn’t hang with SU’s frontcourt. “It was our will to go get it and I think it’s easier to rebound when they take shots from the inside instead of if you shoot 3s, it’s going to be a long rebound,” Fair said. “The majority of their offense is get the ball inside and we were able to cover that.”The Tar Heels entered Saturday’s game making fewer 3s per game than all but two teams in the country, but also ranked 33rd in the country in rebound margin. Syracuse played UNC to its weakness — North Carolina made just two 3s — but also outworked the Tar Heels at their own game.“Rebounding is a big part of success in any game, and for us to get the job done on the boards against a good rebounding team it shows a good sign for us,” Fair said.The Orange’s success on the boards let it get out in transition, guard Tyler Ennis said, but it was just as important in getting SU second chances.In the first half, Ennis missed a layup, but Christmas got his hand on the ball to keep it in the air. The ball fell to Ennis who was able to put it back for two points. Syracuse actually shot a worse percentage than UNC, but attempted nine more field goals. “It helps everybody,” Ennis said, “so that’s got to be our main focus: Getting stops, first of all, and then rebounding.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Rohr Pens Two-Year Contract Extension

first_imgSuper Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has signed a new two-year contract until 2019.This was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick while he was speaking during the launching ceremony of the code 1945 in Lagos on Monday ahead of next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.BREAKING: NFF president @PinnickAmaju announces that coach Gernot Rohr has been given a two-year contract extension and paid up until December 2017— Kwesé Sports (@kwesesports) November 27, 2017The NFF chief also confirmed that his salary has been paid until December 2017.Gernot Rohr has had a largely successful stint as Super Eagles head coach since his appointment in 2016.He masterminded Super Eagles’ qualification for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia after a 1-0 win over Zambia in Russia.Relatedlast_img read more

QPR 0-1 Chelsea: Fabregas steals vital late winner for Blues

first_imgCesc Fabregas got the winner for Chelsea as they needed a late goal to down QPR and remain seven points clear.The Spain international, criticised for his drop in form since Christmas, burst into the box before cooly dispatching Eden Hazard’s lay-off to seal an undeserved victory in the west London derby.QPR, embroiled in relegation battle, were the more dangerous team throughout and created a number of chances but were thwarted by visiting goalkeeper Thibault Courtois.Chelsea dominated possession but, in the absence of injured forwards Diego Costa and Loic Remy, failed to register a shot on target before Fabregas’s intervention.Chelsea have 73 points from 31 games but have a game in hand of second-placed Arsenal, whom they play on April 26.QPR remain 18th, two points behind Hull City – the side immediately above the relegation zone. Third-placed Manchester United host rivals Man City, in fourth, in the day’s late match.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more