Oil price commentary: ‘Pressure to cut global production will intensify’

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first_imgNadège Dufossé, deputy global head of multi-asset at Candriam, said that for the oil price to rebound there would need to be higher production cuts from 1 May, “as well as better perspectives on demand increase that should follow the easing of lockdown in various countries.”At PGIM, David Winans, credit analyst for the fixed income division’s US investment grade credit research team, said yesterday’s price move, although “very painful”, could not last for long “since producers are switching off wells as we speak”.“The ‘supply shock’ from the OPEC+ collapse in March was really a mirage, the demand shock from COVID-19 is overwhelming everything,” he added. “Ultimately, the path for oil prices is going to follow the path of this virus. Until demand shows some sign of life, oil prices will likely remain on life support.”Winners and losersAudra Delport, deputy head of credit research at Federated Hermes, said the the impact of low oil prices would be mostly felt in the US high yield energy sector, although it would vary depending on the quality of the producers.“In addition, the reduced oil production in response to lower prices will benefit natural gas producers as associated-gas production in the US declines in the upcoming months, driving natural gas prices higher,” she said.“Overall, companies that have scale and additional levers to pull such as dividend reductions, growth capital expenditures and asset sales will be better off, while smaller higher cost producers with upcoming debt maturities will be most impacted.”Nordea’s Galy referred to winners and losers when noting that the generally much lower oil prices “translates into a transfer of wealth from Russia, Saudi Arabia and allies to the rest of the world”.Florence Pisani, global head of economic research at Candriam, said: “The current developments validate the Saudi strategy: the price collapse will eliminate many US producers from the market, forcing the US to contribute to the downward adjustment of world production.”Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. With the West Texas Intermediate benchmark crashing below $0 for the first time yesterday to reach -$40 a barrel and global oil markets remaining under pressure today, asset managers have commented to note that further production cuts will be needed for the oil price to rebound, and that low prices spell winners and losers.Sébastien Galy, senior macro strategist at Nordea Asset Management, said yesterday’s WTI drop – which made for a “historic day” in the oil market – was likely connected to storage issues, as people consume far less amid the quarantines and lockdowns, and to credit risk.“In the coming days and weeks, we will see increased pressure for another deal with OPEC+ and to reduce overall global production, potentially involving the Americans,” he said. ‘test’ “This could eventually have a huge impact on oil prices. The opportunity set for fund managers is vast, particularly in emerging markets, and the dynamics of oil prices mean some agility in rebalancing portfolios will be required.”last_img read more

MPC Container Ships Joins Scrubber Ordering Wave

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first_imgNorwegian shipowner MPC Container Ships has entered into agreements for the purchase of exhaust gas cleaning systems for five of its ships.Under the deal, the scrubbers would be retrofitted on five selected vessels within the company’s fleet prior to the January 1, 2020 implementation date of the new sulphur emission cap regulation, as set forth by the International Maritime Organization.MPC said that the agreements also include options to purchase scrubbers for up to 50 additional vessels, allowing for further installations in both 2019 and early 2020, respectively.“Having conducted thorough analyses on the subject, we are excited about the opportunity to retrofit selected vessels with scrubbers as an economically attractive alternative of complying with the 2020 sulphur regulations. Moreover, the option to equip a larger portion of our fleet with scrubbers gives MPC Container Ships the strategic flexibility to adapt to new market environments as we deem fit,” Constantin Baack, CEO, said.The company “will be carefully evaluating further scrubber installations, on a vessel by vessel basis, and exercise further options in due course.”Additionally, the company informed that there is a significant interest from charterers for scrubber-fitted vessels and MPC is therefore in “well-advanced negotiations with charterers for mid- to longer-term charter parties at favourable rates.”Simultaneously, the company is evaluating additional charters and seeks to take advantage of the high optionality of its scrubber agreements.The investment program is expected to be financed with cash on hand and available debt capacity on the company’s existing fleet.last_img read more

Bernice Sparks

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first_imgBernice Sparks, of Brookville, was born on October 7, 1923 in Kentucky, the daughter of Daniel and Laura Baker.  She was married to A.B. Sparks who preceded her in death.  Bernice spent her life as a homemaker and loved to quilt and garden.  She was also a member of Brookville’s Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #449.  On Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the age of 92, Bernice passed away at Brookville Healthcare Center. Those surviving who will honor her memory include sons, Jerry (Judy) Sparks and Mike Sparks, both of Cross Plains, TN, and daughter, Jean (Jim) Prifogle of Brookville; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and brothers, Calvin Baker of Fairfield, OH, Jack Baker of Richmond, KY, and Roger Baker of Northern Kentucky.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter; Betty Sacksteder, son; Jimmy Sparks; sisters, Emma Johnson, Effie Sizemore, Mary Riley, Lil Kenton, Jessie Shields, and brother, James Baker. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, March 21, 2016 from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Services, officiated by Pastor Jim Webster will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Brookville’s Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #449.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.   Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Bernice Sparks.last_img read more

Local Sports Results For Thursday (9-3)

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first_imgEven though the Lady Pirates defense managed to catch the Cubs offsides 14 times, it was not enough. The Cubs challenged Keeper Ella Lowe by taking 28 shots on goal, one of which was a penalty kick. While Lowe impressively kept 26 of those shots out, two managed to settle on the scoreboard. It was a hard-fought matchup by both sides. The Pirates took 18 shots on goal with Macey Smith taking the most at six and Smith scoring the only Greensburg goal. This brings the Pirates record to 4-3 as they go into a long break. For their next match up they travel to East Central on September 15.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan.Batesville Bulldogs traveled to Jac Cen Del High School to compete in a non-conference match winning 6-0.Within the first half, Batesville managed to score 2 against JCD. Junior Adam Vogelsang crossed a ball from the width into JJ Kuisel for a shot in the goal. On the next goal, Ian Powers found Eli Pierson on a through ball to finish.The second half started with the Bulldogs refocused to play their style which led to great possession and more threats on the back of the net. About 10 minutes into the half Ian Powers dribbled in, cut across his defender, and ripped into the goal. Then Cody Sims picks up a deflected ball and takes a low driven shot into the net. The 5th goal happened when Ian Powers’ shot was touched by a defender causing an own goal. The final goal of the match freshman Sebbie Trainor takes a free kick outside of the box which hits off the keeper’s gloves and over into the goal. Batesville’s defense held up eliminating any potential counter-attacks from JCD giving a shutout.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.The Sunman-Dearborn AquaTrojans took on the AquaTrojans in the intersquad meet of the century!!  The Red team was victorious over the Black team by 7 points.  It was a great meet by all swimmers. Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoIndividual winners include Andrew Strotman – 200 Free; Elle Jankovsky – 100 IM; Riley Reany – 50 Free, 50 Back; Bree Cleary – 1 meter diving; Aubree Popen – 50 Fly; Riley Shumate – 100 Free; Kyle Goodwin – 400 Freestyle, 50 Breast. The full squad of SDMS AquaTrojans host the South Dearborn Squires on Thursday.  Go AquaTrojans!! Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.  ECVB traveled to Lawrenceburg last night for a non-conference match-up. Freshmen fell in 2 sets, JV won in 2 sets, and varsity won in 5.   Varsity won with the scores of 25-20, 14-25, 25-22, 25-27, 15-10.  Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info‘It’s been a long week for us that was topped off with a competitive rivalry win at Lawrenceburg. It doesn’t matter how good one team or both teams are, this match-up is always one to watch. It was a hard fought game by both teams. We had 19 service errors which killed any momentum we were trying to gain or keep, but the girls showed how resilient they are by pushing through and finding a way to win.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.Varsity is now 7-3 on the season.  Next up: at Madison on Wednesday. Jac-Cen-Del high school was the host of this year’s County meet tonight and Batesville continued to show their strengths.  Both the boys and the girls had all 7 varsity runners named to the All-County team and the Bulldogs defended their championships. Sophomore Ava Hanson led the way for the girls and was the County individual champion with a time of 21:05 as Maria Lopez was right on her heels earning the County Runner-up at 21:06. Lanie Nicholson from South Ripley took the 3rd place finish, while Batesville then flooded the line placing 4th-8th place. Madison Rahschulte (21:28), Lily Pinckley (21:36), Sophie Myers (21:44), Megan Allgeier (21:51) and Trysta Vierling (21:55).  All named to the All-County Team. As a team, the girls scored a low 18 points with South Ripley coming in 2nd at 54 points and JCD 3rd with 73. Milan did not have a complete team.The boys had very similar results. Batesville’s junior Ean Loichinger was named the individual champion at 17:02 and was followed closely by Benjamin Moster taking the runner-up spot at 17:18.  Batesville then took 4th, 5th, 7th-9th.  They were Adam Hollowell (17:51) and Daren Smith (18:02) in 4th and 5th. Then 7th-9th were Eli Loichinger (18:17), Will Nuhring (18:53) and Nathan Villani (18:54). Again all 7 varsity runners were named to the All-County Team. As a team the Bulldogs scored a low 16 with South Ripley edging out JCD 51-57. Milan did not have a complete team. Congratulations everyone!Although the JV was not scored or given awards, Batesville was led by Carley Pride and Katie Olsen coming in 1st and 2nd on JV, but would have placed 12th and 13th in the varsity race. Kyler Daulton and Dillon Murray led the boys JV race and would have placed 11th and 12th amongst the varsity. Also for the night we did have some personal bests. They were Megan Allgeier, Eli Loichinger, Will Nuhring and Kyler Daulton. Way to go!Bulldogs are looking forward to this Saturday as they will travel to East Central for their Invitational and hopefully some lower temps and humidity!  The girls will start off the morning at 8:40 with the boys to follow. Good Luck dogs!Franklin County High School Girls Varsity Cross Country falls to East Central High School 19-40.Senior, Lauren Kelley, placed 2nd at the East Central dual meet. She stopped East Central from getting a perfect score of 15. However, East Central took the next five finishing spots. Junior, Katherine Apsley, was the next Franklin County finisher, crossing the line in 8th place.Franklin County High School Boys Varsity Cross Country falls to East Central High School 18-48.Senior, Drew Grant, broke into the top 5 with his 4th place finish in the dual meet against East Central. Junior, Ben Maze just missed a top 5 spot with his 6th place finish, just 2 seconds behind Drew. Sophomore, Hunter Marshall, was the final Franklin County runner to have a top 10 finish. His time of 20:23, earned him a 9th place finish. The Wildcat Cross Country Team travels back to East Central on Saturday, September 5th, to compete in their cross country invitational.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.The Batesville Middle School Boys won their cross country meet against Milan, Rising Sun, and Switzerland County on Thursday.  Jake Chapman won the boy’s race, followed by Ethan Lacey, 2nd, Cannon Clark, 3rd, Isaac Trossman, 4th, Griffin Koester, 6th, and Lincoln Garrett, 10th.  The Batesville Middle School Girls finished 2nd against Rising Sun, and Switzerland County.  Kaylynn Bedel won the girl’s race, followed by Paige Allgeier, 3rd, Charlotte Trossman, 8th, and Caitlyn Fox, 9th.Boys-Batesville 16, Switzerland County 56, Rising Sun 71, Milan 95. Girls-Switzerland County 27, Batesville 33, Rising Sun 75, Milan Inc.Courtesy of Bullsogs Coach Derek Suits.  The Batesville Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers at Hillcrest Golf Course by a score of 174 to 233.Emma Weiler led the Lady Bulldogs with a score of 35. Other scores for Batesville were Josie Meyer 40, Tori Harpring 49, Rhea Miller 50, Madelyn Pohlman 53, and Chloe Murphy 59. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.    North Decatur High School Girls Varsity Golf ties Knightstown High School 0-0. The Girls Golf team played against Knightstown at Royal Hylands. While neither team had enough players to post a team score, all golfers took this time to improve their game.Individual Scores: Katy Kinker 54, Laronda Schwartz 59, and Rilie Sieg 65Courtesy of Chargers Coach Madeline Childress.The Batesville Varsity Tennis team defeated Lawrenceburg 5-0 on Thursday.Lleyton Ratcliffe, Cael Rahe and Jaden Smith won in singles. The doubles teams of Max Giesting/Sam Voegele and Jackson Tracy/Hank Ritter also won. In JV action, Batesville won 5-0. Lyle Oesterling, Alec Bunselmeier and Chase Schwegman won in singles along with the doubles teams of Cole Pride/Sam Johnson, Jackson Wanstrath/Landon Oldham. Batesville is 4-4 on the season and 4-1 in the EIAC. They will host Franklin Co. on Tuesday at 4:30. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.Franklin County High School Boys Varsity Tennis beat East Central High School 3-2.  Wildcats Varsity:#1 Singles Jack Stirn 6-2, 6-3 vs. Clayton Ellis#2 Singles Brant Ertel 6-3, 6-3 vs. Max Daniels#3 Singles Nick Wendel 1-6, 0-6 vs. Matthew Graf#1 Doubles Lonnie Schwartz & Will Wade 6-0, 6-2 vs. Chubba Krider & Ian Maxwell#2 Doubles Landen Wuestefeld & Tanner Weartz 1-6, 0-6 vs. Colton Plymale & Max Koehler FC Junior Varsity:Travis Schwartz 8-6 vs. Luke YungerTravis Schwartz 6-4 vs. Nate LockerdCourtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Little.The Batesville High School Freshman Girls’ Volleyball team traveled to Franklin County Thursday.It was a strong showing for the Bulldogs as they won in two matches, 25-12 and 25-21. In the first set the Bulldogs did not miss a serve for a perfect 25 out of 25 serves. Top servers were Kaylie Raver who went 13 for 13 and Callie Fletcher who was a perfect 9 for 9. Leading at the net was Isabelle Wonnell with 4 kills.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil.North Decatur Girls 7th Grade Volleyball beat Benjamin Rush Middle School 25-22, 25-11.The 7th Grade ND chargers had a great night of serving and communication on the court to defeat the Rushville lady Lyons in 2 sets. Calleigh Alexander had a perfect night of serving with no missed serves,10 points and 5 aces. Libby Crawford followed up with 16 of 18 and 8 aces. Annie Waechter led the team with in passing with 10 good passes.The team came back from a tough loss to St Mary’s on Tuesday and looked like a different team on the court. Everyone had a great night of working together and talking on the court.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Molly Waechter.North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Volleyball beat Benjamin Rush Middle School 25-12, 24-25, 15-6.Lady Chargers bring home the win in a tough 3 match battle against the Lady Cubs! 6-0 way to go!!Courtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham.Jac-Cen-Del High School Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to Milan Jr/Sr High School 25-13, 26-24, 22-25, 16-25, 15-9. Jac-Cen-Del hosted the Milan Indians on Thursday night. The Eagles started off extremely slow and the first set scores showed. After fighting back from down 0-2 they lost the match in the 5th set.Eagles Coach Cat Schmeltz—‘We continue to have slow starts to matches which hurts us in the long run. Once the kids start playing faster they play to their ability and we are able to win seats. We never really were able to pick the pace up in the first set and we lost big. In the second set, it took us about half the game to catch up, and once we did we just couldn’t get over the hump. The third and fourth sets were when we finally woke up and we were able to pull out two wins. Again our slow start in sets got to us in the fifth and we just ran out of time. I was really proud of our kids that they didn’t fold and quit playing they kept fighting and had a chance to win in the end.’Serving.Aundrea Cullen 28/30 — 4 aces; Desiree Sparks 12/14 — 4 aces; Emma Newhart 13/13.Serve Receive. Aundrea Cullen 42/46 Rtg 1.8; Shaylee Volz 18/21 rtg 1.86; McKenzy Gray 16/19 rtg 1.68.  Hitting. Shaylee Volz 25/34 — 9 kills — +.088%; Emma Newhart 27/30 — 8 kills — +.167%; McKenzy Gray 35/39– 8 kills — +.103.  Blocking. Desiree Sparks 1 solo 3 assist and McKenzy Gray 3 assist.  Digs. Shaylee Volz – 27; Aundrea Cullen – 22 and Emma Newhart – 18. Setting. Emma Newhart 69/70– 19 assist andKatelyn Wagner 53/56– 10 assist.Greensburg Lady Pirates Soccer fell to the Madison Consolidated Cubs in the second home game of the season 2-1.last_img read more

Alonso faces five-year jail sentence

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first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Xabi Alonso is on trial for alleged tax fraud.The former Liverpool midfielder faces a five-year prison sentence and a €4 million (£3.6 million) fine if he is found guilty.Alonso, who played for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in a trophy-laden career, has been charged with three counts of tax fraud, which he is accused of committing between 2010 and 2012.The 37-year-old has insisted he is innocent as his two-day trial starts on Wednesday.Prosecutors claim Alonso evaded around £2 million of tax from image rights.After the trial was suspended in January, Alonso said: “If I have the conviction and the confidence that I have done things correctly, that I have cooperated from the start and have never hidden anything, I have to defend myself and confide in justice.“That’s why I’ve come this far and I am going to carry on until the end.“I would be worried if I thought I had something to hide or I hadn’t done something right. As that’s not the case, I’m carrying on.”Real Madrid legend and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo admitted to tax fraud earlier this year.The 34-year-old had been accused of committing £12.9 million of tax fraud between 2011 and 2014.Ronaldo agreed to pay a £16.5 million fine in return for a 23-month suspended prison sentence.Tags: LiverpoolXabi Alonsolast_img read more

Clarke stunned by late penalty

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first_img Press Association The Belgian midfielder – recalled to the side after being left out of the midweek Champions League win over Schalke for disciplinary reasons – converted after referee Andre Mariner pointed to the spot for what looked like a fair shoulder challenge by Steven Reid on Ramires. It was rough justice on West Brom, who had looked set for another memorable away victory to add to their success at Manchester United in September after second-half goals from Shane Long and Stephane Sessegnon. “I am flabbergasted at the decision, I cannot believe the referee gave it,” said Clarke. “What is the point (of talking to the referee)? I cannot change the decision. “He (Ramires) started going down early before the contact, so you guys can put a label on it if you want. “For me the onus is on the referee to make the correct decision and he did not make it. “The referee has to be 100 per cent sure it is a penalty, and how he can be 100 per cent sure in that instance is beyond me. It was a bad decision.” Former Chelsea assistant coach Clarke added: “It is the kind of penalty which can be given when you have got a home crowd which shouts for everything and puts pressure on the referee. “Referees are human, they can make mistakes like everyone else.” Chelsea, who lost at Newcastle last weekend, had gone in front just before half-time through another poachers goal from Samuel Eto’o after defender Liam Ridgewell delayed his clearance. However, West Brom where level on the hour through Long’s header and then Chelsea keeper Petr Cech allowed Sessegnon’s shot to squirm into the net, which had looked enough to take all three points until the late drama. “We had a plan to play and for the first half we did most of that right to frustrate Chelsea, but we did not show enough ambition to go forwards and got mugged just before half-time on the goal,” Clarke said. “We responded well in the second half and were the better team, so I am disappointed that a decision has cost us two points and it is not the first time this season. “Hopefully it will not cost us in the long run.” Jose Mourinho – who had not lost any of his previous 65 Premier League home games in two spells as Blues a manager, winning 51 – was in no doubt the referee had made the right call for the penalty. “It is difficult for the team that is winning to accept because you are waiting for the last whistle and the penalty comes. But a penalty is a penalty, whether it is minute 94 or minute one,” he said. “This one was a penalty. From the bench, I did not know, I was too far away, but from looking at the (replay) screen, there are no doubts.” Mourinho felt West Brom’s second goal should have been disallowed for a foul on Branislav Ivanovic. “It is a big free-kick, just in front of the fourth official,” he said. “That’s where I think the fourth official’s job, instead of looking to see if the manager is in his technical area or not, he should participate in the game.” Mourinho was delighted with the response of his players to secure a point. “After their second goal, our reaction could have been we die or we fight for life, and the team fought for life and threw everything into attack,” he said. Mourinho also praised the calmness of Hazard to cap a positive end to what had been a difficult week. “Penalties are easy to score in training sessions – I score – as they are when you are winning 3-0 or 4-0, but this was a difficult one and the kid was very calm,” he said. Cesar Azpilicueta was again preferred at left-back to Ashley Cole. Mourinho said: “Azpilicueta is playing very well. He was (first-choice) today, let’s see what happens next week, but again he played with zero mistakes.” Clarke, meanwhile, was looking forward to catching up with his old mentor once the dust had settled at Stamford Bridge, having been on the receiving end of a “manly kiss” from the Portuguese after Chelsea’s late equaliser. He said: “We will respect each other’s opinions. We won’t speak about the penalty. We will speak about each others families.” West Brom manager Steve Clarke was left “flabbergasted” after his team were denied victory at Chelsea when Eden Hazard slotted home a controversial penalty deep into stoppage time.last_img read more

Neil wants everyone to draw a line under Grabban issue

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first_img Grabban was reprimanded after he left the squad hotel ahead of the Capital One Cup match at Rotherham last month, the 27-year-old reportedly unhappy at Norwich rejecting three bids from former club Bournemouth. The player issued a public apology late on Thursday night, declaring his determination to “train hard, let my football do the talking and to do everything I can to help Norwich City do well.” While Grabban – signed from Bournemouth in the summer of 2014, helping the Canaries win promotion via the play-offs – will not feature in the squad for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match against his old club at Carrow Road, Neil hopes everyone can now put the matter behind them. “Lewis broke the rules and he has been punished. He accepted that he has done wrong and has paid the consequences of that,” said Neil. “At the moment he is training to get his match fitness up, and will continue to pay his dues until he works his way back into the squad, so as far as I am concerned, the matter is pretty much done.” Neil agrees with Cherries boss Eddie Howe there should be no reason for any animosity between the two newly-promoted clubs when they go head to head on Saturday. He said: “Eddie is the manager of Bournemouth and I am the manager of Norwich, we both will want to go and win the game, but there are certainly no hard feelings between the clubs, football is business.” Norwich brought in Congo forward Dieumerci Mbokani on loan from Dynamo Kiev ahead of the transfer deadline. “He has looked good in training, is big and strong and offers us something different from what we have got, so I am hoping he will be a useful addition to what we have got,” said Neil, who suggested the 29-year-old would probably be among the substitutes. Norwich forward Kyle Lafferty impressed during the international break, scoring for Northern Ireland as they closed in on qualification for Euro 2016. The 27-year-old, who spent time on loan at Turkish side Rizespor last season, has yet to feature for Norwich this season following recovery from a knee problem. Neil said: “It is good that he has got minutes under his belt and Kyle is the same as any other player, he trains with the first team squad on a regular basis and puts himself into contention.” Norwich sold midfielder Bradley Johnson to Derby in a £6million deadline day move. Neil defended the decision to offload Norwich’s player of the season. “Bradley was not really getting in the side, but was under no pressure to leave,” the 34-year-old Scottish coach said. “I had a chat with Bradley about it, there was no fall-out as some people might suggest, and I spoke to him once he had left, wished him all the best and thanked him for everything he had done, and we left on good terms.” Norwich manager Alex Neil will offer Lewis Grabban a clean slate after the striker returned to training following a club suspension for walking out on the team. Press Associationlast_img read more

Persaud, Sukhram shine at Lusignan

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first_imgAFTER two days of fierce battle, nine-time Male and Female Guyana Open Champions, Avinash Persaud and Christine Sukhram, emerged champions in the Lusignan Open Golf tournament.In the Men’s category, the ‘A’ Flight, dubbed the championship flight, Persaud ended with a gross of 154 follow by Chandra Lekhraj (162); and Kassim Khan (163).In the same flight, net winners were: Lekhraj (144); Khan (145); and Monnaf Arjune (147).In the Men’s ‘B’ Flight, the gross winners were: 1st – George Bulkan (171), who was tied with 2nd placed William Walker (171). 3rd was Parmanand ‘Max’ Persaud (172). In the same flight, net winners were: 1st – Haresh Tewari (139), tied with 2nd placed winner, Deoram Dinanauth (139); and 3rd – Patanjilee ‘Pur’ Persaud (140). Winner of the Day 1 Best Net in this flight was Haresh Tewari (66).The respective winners.In the Men’s C Flight, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were the same in both gross and net scores. Winners were: 1st – Guillermo Escarraga (181/139); 2nd – Pope Emanuel London (192/150) and 3rd – Maxim Mangra (198/156).Winner of the Day 1 Best Net in this Flight was Guillermo Escarraga (70).On Day 1, Longest Drive was won by Avinash Persaud, and Nearest the Pin by Monnaf Arjune. On Day 2, Longest Drive was again won by Avinash Persaud, and Nearest the Pin by Kevin Dinanauth.In the Ladies Flight, the gross places were: 1st – Christine Sukhram (171); 2nd – Joaan Deo (184), and 3rd – Shanella London (187). For the same flight, the net places were: 1st – Sukhram (149); 2nd – Deo (157), and 3rd – London (158). Winner of the Ladies Best Net for Day 1 was Christine Sukhram (75).After the presentation ceremony, the soft-spoken Sukhram, said “I felt I had the game when we started the second day, so I decided to just play safe; and so, I was able to win,”Persaud explained. “Since I heard the Lusignan Open was going to be played, I determined that I would win it. I am convinced that there is no local player who matches my gross score at the moment, so I feel certain of winning any tournament where the winner is determined by the gross score,” he said.Regrettably, Donald Sinclair, Director-General of the Department of Tourism, was unavailable for the day’s prize-giving ceremony. However, the Honourable Ronald Bulkan, Minister of Communities, willingly filled in to assist in the presentation of trophies to winners.A special note of thanks was also given to the MACORP team headed by its CEO, Guillermo Escarraga, who has been the driving force behind the maintenance of the Golf Course. The Lusignan Golf Club’s distinct appreciation and sincere gratitude are expressed to Director-General, Dept of Tourism, Donald Sinclair, and the Department of Tourism of the Ministry of Business, for their ready and willing sponsorship, as well as for outstanding contributions received from MACORP/Guillermo Escarraga; ISG; BANKS DIH/Clifford Reis & Ramesh Dookhoo; ANSA MCAL/Troy Cadogan; BULKAN TIMBERS/George Bulkan; BRUSTERS/Paton George; OASIS CAFE/William Walker; MASSY/ Lekhnarine Shivraj; Nexgen Global/Nadia Kalika; Global Auto Spares/Hardeo ‘Curry’ Ganpat; Rommel Bhagwandin; Guyana Beverages Viva Water.last_img read more

No comment from Camogie Association on quarter-final debacle

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first_imgBoth counties released statements this morning with Clare’s the stronger, claiming the governing body have shown contempt and disdain for the players.A statement from the players – made via the Women’s GPA – says they feel hugely disrespected by the idea that a coin toss would decide who progresses.The sides were due to meet at Semple Stadium on Saturday. Meanwhile Tipp and Cork are continuing their preparations for the other quarter-final in Thurles which throws-in at 4 o’clock.last_img read more

Anthony Joshua: ‘I Take Parker Seriously But Don’t Fear Him’

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first_img“If I hadn’t I probably wouldn’t have taken it too seriously,” he said.“I swear to you, my coach knows, I probably would have just gone through the motions in training camp. But that’s not the mind-set.“I’ve heard he wants to improve, better himself. He’s had injuries he wants to overcome.“I want to prove I’m better than my last few title (fights).”Last April, Joshua produced the performance of his career to add the WBA title to his IBF crown with an enthralling knockout win over former unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.The Watford-born fighter said that contest, in front of a post-war record 90,000 fans at the national stadium, was a bigger test than the one presented by undefeated Parker on Saturday.“I watched the fight back last night,” said Joshua. “There’s a physical and mental preparation and that had everything in it.“It’s why I’ll always respect Klitschko and why I’m glad he lost to me because I gave him the respect he deserves. I won’t belittle or undermine him – he’s a great champion and achieved so many things in his career.“It was like the young lion versus the old lion; inexperienced versus the experienced. It had everything a fight needs – it had respect, the attention of the world, there were belts on the line at Wembley. You can’t beat that.“That’s what make that fight what it was. The times that I thought I had him gone. The times he thought he had me gone.“It took me two hours to get out of the arena. You can’t beat that experience and I think it’ll go down in history if I’m honest.”WBC title holder Deontay Wilder will be ringside as Joshua fights Parker, and could try to pursue a huge unification bout with the winner.Promotional teams for the undefeated American and Joshua met in late 2017, but Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel has said Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has not been in touch this year.Joshua said he has put all thoughts of Wilder out of his mind in the build-up to Saturday’s fight.“Deontay Wilder doesn’t dictate my career. Other people don’t dictate my career – Rob (McCracken, Joshua’s trainer) does,” he said.“There’s nobody dictating what I’m going to do. Every fight I’ve had has been exciting. Just expect big news every time we fight.“What we’ve been doing has been working and you have to trust in our process,” concludes Joshua.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Anthony Joshua has said that he “has no fear” of Joseph Parker but his opponent’s desire to improve himself has inspired him to take the fight seriously.WBA and IBF world heavyweight champion Joshua is to meet WBO title-holder Parker at the Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday.The Briton, 28, says he took heed of the 26-year-old New Zealander’s determination to put elbow injuries behind him after surgery in December.last_img read more