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Panoro Energy together with the operator of OML 113, Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Company, announced the start of the first oil production from the Aje field, offshore Lagos, Nigeria.Subsea installation activities had been underway at Aje, located in OML 113, since January and were completed in early March ready for the hook-up of the Front Puffin FPSO, which arrived in Nigeria on March 16, 2016.Oil produced from the Aje field will be stored on the Front Puffin which has production capacity of 40,000 barrels of oil per day and storage capacity of 750,000 barrels.Panoro’s chief executive officer, John Hamilton, said: “We are extremely pleased to announce the start of first oil production at Aje. This is a transformational milestone for Panoro and represents a great achievement by the Aje project teams. It is also a key building block in our strategy to become a full cycle E&P company focused on West Africa. The commencement of production at Aje is also significant for Nigeria as it is the first commercial production for the country in the emerging Dahomey Basin.”Aje field is situated in water depths ranging from 100 to 1,000 meters about 24 km from the coast.
[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Durant leads Warriors vs sluggish Portland’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]OAKLAND, California – Golden State returned from a dominant road trip that might help shape its season and showed once more how important depth is to its success.Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three blocked shots, leading the shorthanded Warriors past the sluggish Portland Trail Blazers 111-104 on Monday night. Golden State played without two-time MVP Stephen Curry, who is nursing a sprained right ankle and missed his third straight game. Draymond Green sat out with a sore right shoulder while starting center Zaza Pachulia was sidelined for his second game in a row because of soreness in his left shoulder.“These nights are really powerful for a team where guys are able to get out there who aren’t usually in the lineup,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Makes them feel good, makes us feel good and just strengthens the lineup.”Portland star Damian Lillard scored a season-high 39 points with five 3-pointers playing back home in Oakland. He hit a 3-pointer late in the first half with Durant in his face and pumped his arm to celebrate.Durant, who earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday, shot 11 for 21. Klay Thompson overcame a cold shooting start to score 24 points, and reserve Nick Young contributed 12 points in 13 minutes before leaving with a concussion in the third quarter.David West scored 10 points to reach double figures over consecutive games for the first time with the Warriors and first since 2015-16 for San Antonio. He also had four blocks.“I just thought our focus 1 through 12 was where it needed to be,” West said. “We were able to take care of business.”Rookie Jordan Bell scored in double figures for the second time with 11 points, while Omri Casspi and Shaun Livingston also started for the defending champions, who were coming off a 6-0 road trip. It marked the franchise’s first time doing so in that long of a stretch away from home.“We’re going to need that in the future if we want to continue to keep winning with Steph and Draymond out,” Durant said of the contributions from so many players.Now, the Warriors will get to stay home for almost the entire rest of the year except for a trip to face the Lakers on Dec. 18.CJ McCollum scored 21 points in Portland’s fifth straight loss. It was the first meeting of the season between the West rivals after Golden State took all four games last regular season and then swept the Blazers in the first round of the playoffs.“In a game like tonight when you have Steph out, Draymond out, we have to understand that other guys are going to come in and be aggressive and try to take advantage of their opportunities,” Lillard said.After missing his first four 3-point tries, Thompson hit from deep in the final 30 seconds of the first half as the Warriors led 59-47 at the break. (AP)***[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
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The Week Nine Schedule for NEOSI is a loaded one as usual. If you want your teams games covered and don’t see it on here, lets us know ASAP and we may be able to add it.Leave that game selection in the comment section below and we will see you on the sidelines, in the stands and in the middle of all the action this weekend as the playoff chase heats up!As always, our schedule is sponsored by the fine folks at Setta Trophy. http://settatrophy.com/ Eli MooneyhamSt. Xavier at St. Ignatius Gabby OrtizNordonia at North Royalton Writer Game Eli MooneyhamLake Catholic at Padua Ruben RodriguezLorain at Bedford Payton VinceMoeller at St. Ed’s Patrick KennedyBerea Midpark at North Olmsted Related Topics#neosiHigh School FootballOHSAA Jerry SharpBrunswick at Medina Dave AligoodBay Village at Revere Mike TrivEuclid at Mentor Michael RodgersStow at Falls Quenton AlbertieButchel at East Matt LoedeTallmadge at Highland Ryan KaczmarskiWellington at Brookside Vince McKeeAmherst at Avon Vince McKee Mike AnguilanoElyria at Strongsville
The 2020 high school track and field season is already in high gear with a few development meets and records in the bag, but tomorrow, some of Jamaica’s most high-profile relay teams take centre stage for the Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium.Most of the anticipation for 2020 resides on the girls’ side with Edwin Allen producing scintillating fireworks at every turn.I’m still in awe of the stunning performance of their Class two 4×100-metre relay team at the Central Championships on February 19. Serena Cole, Brandy Hall and the speedster twins, Tina and Tia Clayton, sped to a magnificent 43.80 seconds, a Jamaican high school record for their age group.What those four Edwin Allen girls achieved on that afternoon at GC Foster College was special, but ‘special’ has become Coach Michael Dyke’s new norm.Consider this.Only on five occasions have a Jamaican high school female team gone below 44 seconds. All five times were produced by Michael Dyke’s Edwin Allen teams! This year, the girls from Clarendon have a chance to create even greater history and live up to their school motto Transeamus in Exemplum, which means “We shall be an example”.The unofficial world high school record set in 2019 by Cole, the Clayton twins and the irrepressible Kevona Davis at the Penn Relays may be bettered on Saturday.If these girls can correct the obvious issues with the baton changes, then they could easily threaten their previous mark of 43.62 that was done at the Penn Relays in 2019.The next mark of significance is the Jamaican Junior record of 43.40 set in Kingston in 2002 by World Junior Championships quartet of Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Anniesha McLaughlin and Simone Facey. While this mark will test the ladies in light blue, it is not an impossible task.Of course, the next milestone is the toughest, and if achieved would mark one of the greatest performances at this level of the sport.That would be the world under-20 record set at 43.27 seconds by Germany in 2017.The prospect of a Jamaican high school team breaking a world record is quite tantalising.If Edwin Allen is to achieve this feat, Kevona Davis must join the team, which is likely to be at the Penn Relays.I’m not sure if Dyke has that global target in mind, but wouldn’t it be something if he fielded that all-star team at the Gibson McCook Relays this weekend to compete against, and be pushed by, the senior women.What a treat that would be. The girls are fit at present and conditions are likely to be perfect for sprinting, so if I had a say, I say go for it. The Penn Relays are in April and conditions are unpredictable. If they miss the mark on Saturday, they try again.Whatever happens on Saturday, however, there is something significant about the brilliance being displayed by Edwin Allen. While we celebrate these performances, we hope we will see them again in years to come at the senior level. One Love. Five times a female Jamaican high school team has gone below 44 seconds: – 43.62 – Edwin Allen, Penn Relays 2019- 43.80 – Edwin Allen Class 2, Central Champs 2020- 43.94 – Edwin Allen Class 2, Milo Western Relays 2019- 43.95 – Edwin Allen UTech Classic 2014 – 43.96 – Penn Relays 2018
Three West Indies players turned down the opportunity to travel for a cricket tour to England that will be played in bio-secure environments amid the coronavirus pandemic.Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul “all declined the invitation” to join the squad, Cricket West Indies (CWI) said yesterday.A touring party of 14 players and 11 reserves will travel a month in advance of the first test, which starts in Southampton on July 8, in order to quarantine and begin training. There will be strict COVID-19 testing protocols in place, starting before the players fly out.CWI said it “fully respects” the players’ decision to reject a call-up.“CWI will not hold this decision against these players when considering future selection,” the governing body said.The reserve players will travel in case of injury or unavailability, with protocols restricting movement in and out of the bio-secure venues.“The new cricketing environment will take some getting used to,” said Roger Harper, the West Indies’ chief selector. “However, being in England and working together for four weeks before the first test will give the squad the opportunity to get acclimatised and, hopefully, mentally and technically adjusted to the demands of the new environment.“Playing in July could be a blessing as the weather is likely to be warmer, which will allow the squad more of an opportunity to play its best cricket.”The second and third tests will be played in Manchester, starting July 16 and July 24.The 31-year-old Bravo, who has made 54 test appearances, is the most experienced of the three players to reject the chance to tour. Hetmyer, 23, would likely have started in the team while the 22-year-old Paul is an allrounder with three test caps.There are two newcomers to the test squad: middle-order batsman Nkrumah Bonner and fast bowler Chemar Holder.The matches will only take place subject to approval from the British government regarding the protocols in place.Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach. Reserves: Sunil Ambris, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Keon Harding, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shane Moseley, Anderson Phillip, Oshane Thomas, Jomel Warrican.
I think it’s safe to say the Adams family’s Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t exactly resemble a Norman Rockwell painting.The events of the past week have given us insight into the level of dysfunction surrounding the extended family of late Titans founder Bud Adams. We knew it was a mess. But we had no idea how big a mess.There’s less backstabbing in a Shakespeare tragedy.A couple of weeks ago, Tommy Smith seemed comfortable in his role as president/CEO of the Titans. He even made the Nashville sports radio rounds and talked about how things were going to improve with both the Titans’ on-field and off-field operations.A few days later, he was the target of a palace coup that effectively ended his involvement with the organization beyond the one-third stake his wife, Susie Adams Smith, has in the team. He went from being the leader of the franchise to persona non grata.Titans interim boss: Team is not for saleKen Whisenhunt focused on football as Titans seek CEOThose with working knowledge of the situation are not all that surprised. They say it was only a matter of time before the family turned on itself.Apparently, matriarch Nancy Adams was able to maintain some degree of order within the family until her death in February 2009. After that, things fell apart.For one thing, it’s no secret that Smith and his father-in-law were not close during Bud’s later years. There are stories out there that the two would not dine within eyeshot of each other.Look, family squabbles are nothing new. All of us, regardless of our tax brackets, have issues. Normally, though, our dirty laundry is not aired so publicly. Then again, most of our families are not in possession of an NFL franchise.Smith’s hasty “retirement” with the Titans was the result of a family feud, one that very well could lead to the sale of the team in the not-too-distant future.As long as Bud Adams was alive, the franchise was off-limits to potential buyers. It would have to be pried from his cold, dead hands.Seventeen months after his death, it’s just another corporate entity that is jointly held by three heirs and might be available if the price is right. And that price could be in the neighborhood of $2 billion.Former Titans CEO Jeff Diamond: This is a critical hireIt’s interesting that the family members apparently could agree on one thing: Bringing back Steve Underwood to oversee day-to-day operations. Underwood long was a trusted lieutenant to Bud Adams. He was his chief legal counsel and one of his confidantes.Beyond that, Underwood is a smart man with great people skills and remarkable common sense — characteristics this organization desperately lacks.I suspect Underwood was brought out of retirement with two objectives: Stabilize things in the short term and get the franchise positioned for sale in the longer term.For his part, Underwood told Tennessean beat writer Jim Wyatt the team is not for sale. Fine. But with so much instability, I contend that everything is subject to change. And that includes ownership of the team.Besides, if you’re trying to get top dollar for something, what do you do? Say it’s not for sale, of course.Is Tommy Smith first domino to fall for Titans?As far as potential buyers are concerned, can we please dismiss this idea that Jimmy Haslam somehow might wind up owning the Titans? This just in: Haslam owns the Cleveland Browns and is running them from his base of operations at Pilot/Flying J headquarters in Knoxville.Even so, some people simply can’t let go of the idea that the owner of one NFL franchise could swap it for another. This isn’t like trading football cards. It’s not quite as simple as giving up a couple of draft picks and a player to be named later in order to exchange one team for another.Ownership by Haslam would only take this franchise from bad to worse. On Haslam’s watch, the Browns have been a dumpster fire. It’s one of the very few NFL organizations that is more poorly run than the Titans.Besides, Haslam is worried about two other things right now:What is he going to do about Johnny Manziel?Is he going to escape the federal investigation of Pilot/Flying J relatively unscathed?Not necessarily in that order.David Climer’s columns appear on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Monday. Reach him at 615-259-8020 and on Twitter @DavidClimer.