Statoil Becomes Equinor

first_imgStatoil has officially changed its name to Equinor as part of a commitment to developing as a broad energy company. At the annual general meeting held on 15 May, the company’s shareholders approved the proposal for the name-change presented by the board of directors in March.The company has been registered under the new name in the Norwegian register of business enterprises (Foretaksregisteret) and the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs) has also updated its information accordingly, with the shares quoted under the new name and the ticker now reading EQNR.At the meeting, a shareholder also suggested that the board should present a strategy for business transformation from producing energy from fossil sources to renewable energy to ensure the company’s long-term sustainability and shareholder value, however, the proposal was declined.Even though now former Statoil retains oil & gas as the backbone of its business, the company’s new name is said to reflect the fact that it is involved in a broader energy market, especially involving renewable energy.The company is very active in the offshore wind sector, with shares in the Arkona offshore wind farm in Germany, as well as Sheringham Shoal, Dudgeon and Dogger Bank in the UK, and is the majority owner and operator of the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland.The Norwegian company has also signed an agreement with Polenergia to acquire a 50% interest in the Bałtyk Środkowy III (BSIII) and Bałtyk Środkowy II (BSII) projects in Poland, and is expected to finalize a power purchase agreement with a US utility by the end of the year for an offshore wind farm in the states.last_img read more

Kanu, Cambiasso Honoured with Invites to FIFA U-17 World Cup Draw

first_imgSpeaking on his invitation to the Under-17 World Cup Draw in India, Kanu admitted that Nigeria’s victory at the cadet World Cup really spurred his career to the lofty heights he attained before calling it quits.“The FIFA U-17 World Cup 1993 really spurred my career – within years of winning the title, I won the Olympic gold and from there, as I would like to believe, there wasn’t any looking back,” stressed Kanu to FIFA.com yesterday.The former Inter Milan and Arsenal great stressed that the competition provides young players the opportunity to express themselves and develop.“This tournament provides youngsters the necessary stage for development and I believe this year’s edition (India 2017) will provide us all with exceptional talent – much like the previous tournaments,” concludes the two-time winner of African Footballer of the Year award.Africa is to be represented in India by the quartet of Mali, Ghana, Guinea and Niger Republic.Mali was the runners-up at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015. The junior Eagles retained the CAF Under-17 Africa Cup in Gabon to be at the top of African representatives in India in October when hostilities begin.Interestingly, another past star of the competition, Esteban Cambiasso who played for Argentina at the 1995 edition was also invited to join Kanu at the Draw in New Delhi.Cambiasso who won the FIFA U-20 World Cup 1997 and was part of Argentina’s team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be joined by Indian local legends Sunil Chhetri and PV Sindhu, who will take part as draw assistants tomorrow.Chhetri is India’s national football team captain and all-time top goalscorer. Twenty-one-year-old badminton player PV Sindhu is one of India’s finest athletes at the moment and made waves after winning the Olympic silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming the youngest Indian to make a podium finish in an individual event at the Olympics.A total of 52 games will be played to decide the winner of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeEven with the absence of Golden Eaglets from the defence of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, the game’s governing body and Local Organising Committee (LOC) of India 2017 yesterday invited Nwankwo Kanu to attend the Official Draw ceremony scheduled for tomorrow, July 7, 2017.Nigeria is the back-to-back champion of the 2013 and 2015 editions held in UAE and Chile respectively.Kanu won the 1993 edition in Japan with the Golden Eaglets to set off a career that has made him a legend of the game today. Three years later, Kanu led Nigeria’s Dream Team to the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games to claim the men’s football gold for Africa for the first time.He played for the Super Eagles at the 1998, 2002 and 2010 editions of the FIFA World Cups before bowing out of the round leather game.last_img read more

Local GAA action

first_imgCarrick Swans have beaten Ballingarry in the South Tipp Under 21 ‘A’ hurling semi-final replay.The final score in Monroe was Carrick Swans 6-4 Ballingarry 1-10.Swans will play Kilsheelan in the final. Elsewhere, Newport Gaels came up against Cappawhite/Treacys in the County Under 21 ‘B’ Hurling semi-final in Lattin. After fighting back impressively the game finished Cappawhite/Treacys 1-10 Newport Gaels 1-9.last_img

Boys selected for U16 international against Wales

first_img20 Aug 2015 Boys selected for U16 international against Wales England’s U16 boys begin their 2015 international series next week against Wales and will aim to repeat last year’s clean sweep against the other home countries. The match against Wales takes place at Radyr on 26 and 27 August. The team is Harvey Byers and Angus Flanagan of Surrey, Harry Goddard of Hertfordshire, Luke Kelly of Lancashire, Thomas Plumb of Dorset, George Saunders of Hampshire, Taylor Stote of Somerset (image copyright Leaderboard Photography), and James Wilson of Durham. The match against Scotland will be played at Dalmahoy on 26-27 September and the match against Ireland follows a fortnight later on the weekend of 10-11 October at Templepatrick. The teams for these will be announced later. The players: Harvey Byers, 16, (Walton Heath) was in last year’s winning team against the Wales U16 side. This season his results include a top 20 finish in the English U16 boys’ championship for the McGregor Trophy Angus Flanagan, 16, (St George’s Hill) was runner-up in the South Eastern junior championship, tied seventh in the Scottish U16s and tied 19th in the McGregor Trophy. Harry Goddard, 15, (Hanbury Manor) tied third in the RB German Junior Masters,  was sixth in the South Eastern junior championship and tied 13th at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.   Luke Kelly, 16, (Ashton-under-Lyne) tied 17th in the McGregor Trophy and 21st in the Scottish U16s. He also had a top 20 finish in last year’s North of England U16 championship. Thomas Plumb, 16, (Sherborne) was fifth in the South West Counties U16/U14 championship and tied 20th in the Fairhaven Trophies. He tied 10th in last year’s South of England boys’ open George Saunders, 15, (Meon Valley) tied third in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and has had a string of consistent results this season. Taylor Stote, 16, (Burnham & Berrow) tied 26th in this year’s English U18 boys’ championship for the Carris Trophy and shared 12th place at the recent Scottish U16 boys’ stroke play. James Wilson, 16, (Tyneside) tied 10th in the Scottish U16 boys’ championship and shared 37th place in the McGregor Trophy.last_img read more

Watch: How Steve Smith took the art of leaving the ball to a new…

first_imgAdvertisement 4bfk8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsd5hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eurv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bx8vdWould you ever consider trying this?😱27ydmCan your students do this? 🌚apy5xRoller skating! Powered by Firework Aussie superstar Steve Smith is one of those players who digs in deep and refuses to throw his wicket away no matter how challenging the circumstances are. Smith has been the stand out player for Australia in the ongoing Ashes tour, having already scored centuries in both innings of the first Test. And in the second test, not only did he just frustrate the England bowlers, Smith also entertained the fans with some sumptuous leaves.Advertisement During the third day of the second Ashes Test in Lord’s, Smith came out to bat earlier than expected when Australia had lost both their openers. The Kangaroos were then in deep waters as the score quickly changed from 60/2 to 71/4. With the former Australian skipper hanging on at one end of the crease, the English bowlers, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad hatched a single plan, take the ball away from the him as much as possible. Adding to their misery, the right hander refused to chase those deliveries and went on leaving them. But he left those balls in such a manner that the commentators in the gantry failed to hold back their laughter. His antics were even shared on the official Facebook page of England cricket after stumps. The short clip contains Smith with his hilarious leaves along with a great overlay of sound work.Advertisement Watch the amusing video here:Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more