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

Dodgers lose their 5th straight in a tense NLCS rematch with Brewers

first_img[email protected]’s revenge game. pic.twitter.com/L0KzBxvsAm— MLB (@MLB) April 13, 2019 PreviousMilwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, and relief pitcher Alex Wilson congratulate each other after the Brewers defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 in a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias follows through during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager heads to first on his home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes, left, during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun watches a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager go out for a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, right, rounds third after hitting a solo home run as Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes stands on the mound during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers smiles as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, left, is congratulated by manager Dave Roberts after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is greeted in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal takes off his helmet as fans cheer during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. This was Grandal’s first at-bat at Dodger Stadium since leaving the Dodgers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Home plate umpire Brian Knight, upper right, has his mask knocked off by a foul tip hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, left, as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal waits for the throw during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. Knight left the game for a concussion protocol. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Home plate umpire Brian Knight, upper right, has his mask knocked off by a foul tip hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, left, next to Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. Knight left the game for a concussion protocol. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Home plate umpire Brian Knight is checked on by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, after having his mask knocked off by a foul tip hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, left, while starting pitcher Corbin Burnes watches during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. Knight left the game for a concussion protocol. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Yasmani Grandal #10 of the Milwaukee Brewers gives a hand to home plate umpire Brian Knight #91 after he took afoul ball to the face mask in the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Knight left the game according to concussion protocol. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Home plate umpire Brian Knight, right, is checked on by fellow umpires after he was hit on the mask by a foul tip of the bat of Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson during the first inning of a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is safe at first base after beating the throw on an infield hit to Corbin Burnes #39 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, left, is congratulated by manager Dave Roberts after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches his solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes, left, during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Alex Verdugo #27 congratulations Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after he hit a two run home run in the third inning of the game Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Yasmani Grandal #10 of the Milwaukee Brewers looks on as Corey Seager #5 gives congratulations Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after he hit a two run home run in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers climbs the wall but can’t reach the ball hit by Hernan Perez #14 of the Milwaukee Brewers for a two run home run in the fourth inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez, right, is congratulated by Mike Moustakas after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home run in the fourth inning of the game Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, left, rounds first after hitting a two-run home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as reacts as he rounds first base after hitting a two run home run in the fourth inning of the game Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger rounds first after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Yasmani Grandal #10 of the Milwaukee Brewers looks on as Joc Pederson #31 is greeted by Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he crosses the plate after hitting a two run home run in the fourth inning of the game Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich is hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal watches his two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias, foreground, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal points to his dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on as Yasmani Grandal #10 is greeted by Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers and Mike Moustakas #11 of the Milwaukee Brewers after hitting a two run home run in the fifth inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates while standing on second base after hitting a RBI double in the seventh inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Joc Pederson #31 gets out of the way of A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he fields a two RBI double by Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader throws to the plate during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slams his bat after leaving popping out with runners on base in the eighth inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, and relief pitcher Alex Wilson congratulate each other after the Brewers defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 in a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 37Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers played a game that counted Friday for the first time since the 2018 National League Championship Series. Manager Dave Roberts was asked what he remembered about that series, which the Dodgers won in seven games. His first answer? Chris Taylor’s running, leaping catch of a Christian Yelich fly ball that preserved a one-run lead in Game 7.Julio Urías ought to remember that play, too. Urías only pitched to one batter that night in Milwaukee; his outing ended when Taylor clasped his glove and slid across the warning track in left-center field without dropping the baseball.Those were happier days for the Dodgers, who have lost five consecutive games, and for Urías. The Brewers won the rematch 8-5, a game no less tense than their last.“They’re a really good team. We’re a really good team,” Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger said following a 2-for-4 night. “I think most of these games are going to be like that when we play each other.” “Everyone wants to hit in that situation,” Bellinger said. “Hader’s really, really good. J.T. put together a great at-bat. He threw J.T. great pitches to strike him out. I was just watching two great players go at it.”In his third start of the season, Urías’ command was off from the outset. The left-hander allowed a pair of home runs and six runs total over five innings. The left-hander suffered his first loss of the season.Former Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal put the Brewers ahead to stay with a home run against Urías in the fifth inning, part of a 3-for-4, three-RBI performance. Was Grandal’s familiarity with Urías an advantage?“I think it’s moreso that I missed the changeup there down the middle,” Urías said through an interpreter. “When you miss, you pay the price.”Seager and Joc Pederson also hit home runs for the Dodgers, both against Brewers starter Corbin Burnes. Six of the Dodgers’ 12 hits went for extra bases, but they went 4 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on base. They never led after Grandal’s two-run homer in the fifth inning.For the second consecutive start, Urías struggled to find the strike zone early. Eighteen of his 31 pitches in the first inning were called balls. Lorenzo Cain led off with a single. Ryan Braun drew a one-out walk. Grandal singled in Cain, and Mike Moustakas singled in Braun, each with a two-strike count. The Brewers quickly led 2-0.The Dodgers got one run back in the bottom of the first inning. Seager’s home run, on a 96-mph fastball down the middle from Burnes, was his first opposite-field tater since 2017.Seager led off the third inning with an opposite-field double and went to third on a groundout by Turner. Bellinger then blasted a home run to right field, giving the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.Urías, meanwhile, settled in and retired eight batters in a row. The streak ended in the fourth inning, when he fielded Moustakas’ ground ball to the left of the mound and threw a one-hopper to first base that Bellinger couldn’t pick out of the dirt. Moustakas reached by virtue of the error.Ostensibly Urías’ command escaped him again. He hung two curveballs at the top of the strike zone to the next batter, Hernan Perez. Perez watched the first pitch and walloped the second to left-center field for a two-run homer, putting the Brewers ahead 4-3.A see-saw battle ensued. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Austin Barnes singled and Pederson smashed a two-run homer. The Dodgers led 5-4.In the top of the fifth inning, Urías plunked Yelich in the back with a fastball, followed by the fateful changeup to Grandal. He was serenaded with boos rounding the bases, and the Brewers took a 6-5 lead.Milwaukee tacked on an insurance run against Joe Kelly in the seventh inning and another against Kenley Jansen in the ninth.Other than perhaps Kelly, who needed 29 pitches to record four outs, the Dodgers should have all their relievers available for Saturday’s bullpen game. Caleb Ferguson will start. The Dodgers face the potential of losing six consecutive games for the first time since May of last year. Roberts said he wasn’t planning any pep talks.“You’ve got to pitch, you’ve got to catch it, and you’ve got to put at-bats together,” Roberts said. “The catching and putting at-bats together, I think we’ve been very consistent with that. But we still have to put up quality starts.”Only three men umpired most of Friday’s game. Home plate umpire Brian Knight was struck in the face mask by a Pederson foul tip in the Dodgers’ first at-bat of the game. Knight left the game and was treated under MLB’s concussion protocol. Second base umpire Pat Hoberg took over behind the plate. Milwaukee led 7-5 in the eighth inning when fearsome reliever Josh Hader was summoned before the announced crowd of 43,643 at Dodger Stadium. The left-hander with a whipsaw delivery allowed the second and third hits he’s surrendered all season, a double by David Freese and a single by Chris Taylor.That put runners at the corners with one out for Max Muncy, a left-handed pinch hitter. Again and again, Hader threw fastballs at the height of Muncy’s chest. Eventually, the count drew full. On the eighth pitch of the at-bat, Muncy foul-tipped a 95-mph heater into the glove of catcher Yasmani Grandal. Two outs.Corey Seager, another left-hander, was up next. Again and again, Hader threw fastballs at the height of Seager’s chest. On the seventh pitch, Seager took a 95-mph fastball for ball four. The bases were loaded.Next came Justin Turner, a right-handed hitter. This time Hader’s approach was different: a fastball high, another at the knees for a strike, an 81-mph slider down the middle that Turner could only foul off. After another fastball missed inside, Hader pulled the string on a 2-and-2 slider over the plate. Turner mistimed the pitch badly. The strikeout ended the inning and the Dodgers’ final chance at redemption.Bellinger, who hit his National League-leading eighth home run in the third inning, was stranded on deck. 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MAN WHO THREATENED TO PIPE-BOMB WITNESSES IN BUNCRANA BURGLARIES CASE GIVEN BAIL

first_imgA suspected raider who threatened to burn out all the witnesses to burglaries on a Buncrana housing estate has been released on bail.Out on bail – Jonathan Gibson.Jonathon Gibson will now live just a “stones throw” away from the houses he allegedly burgled last weekend. Gibson, who was charged with a number of offences at the Cloncool estate in Buncrana where he was living, will now reside at another estate nearby with his partner.Gibson appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday facing a total of sixteen charges including burglary, trespassing, criminal damage, theft and interfering with cars.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said he was looking for bail for his client but this was strongly objected to by Garda Inspector Michael Harrison.He said the accused had made two serious threats towards witnesses in the case while in the company of detectives when arrested last Saturday.Detective Garda Bernard Mullins told the court he was with Gibson in the waiting room of Letterkenny General Hospital on Saturday last.Detective Mullins said he made notes of the conversation and that Gibson threatened he would “burn out all the witnesses” when he got the book of evidence.While in the patrol car he also allegedly said that he would pipe-bomb “all the witnesses in Cloncool Park.”Gibson shouted that this was a lie and was asked to sit down in court.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said that was it not the case that his client was under the influence of drugs or drink and that it was a different man that was before the court today.“I would suggest that was a throwaway remark and was off the rictor scale,” said Mr Dillon.Detective Mullins said he accepted that Gibson appeared to be ‘coming down’ off of whatever he was on but could not say what his intentions wereThe court heard that Gibson had a range of previous offences including two of arson but none involving explosives.Judge Paul Kelly said he was granting bail on a number of conditions.These include that Gibson sign on daily at Buncrana Garda station, that he keep a curfew and not go out between 10pm and 8am, that he not enter Cloncool Park and that he stay away from any witnesses in the case.The case was adjourned until May 19th for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.MAN WHO THREATENED TO PIPE-BOMB WITNESSES IN BUNCRANA BURGLARIES CASE GIVEN BAIL was last modified: February 18th, 2014 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:buncranaburglarCloncool ParkDonegal courtJonathan GibsonJudge Paul Kellylast_img read more