Image courtesy of WoodsideAustralian LNG player Woodside signed a heads of agreement with China’s energy major ENN Group for the sale of 1 million tonnes of LNG per year for a 10-year period. The supply of volumes, from Woodside’s portfolio will start in 2025, Woodside said in a statement on Friday.Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said the HOA builds on an October 2018 cooperation agreement, under which the two companies committed to work together to explore a broad range of potential business opportunities.“This HOA demonstrates market support for Woodside’s proposals to expand the Pluto LNG facility and develop the Scarborough offshore gas resource as part of our vision for the Burrup Hub in Western Australia,” he said.Woodside and ENN have built a strategic partnership as both companies pursue growth phases. ENN is aiming to grow its market share in China’s gas distribution and retailing sector, as well as internationally.The HOA remains conditional upon the negotiation and execution of a fully termed sales and purchase agreement and obtaining all necessary approvals and a final investment decision on Scarborough.
Azzam al-Ahmad, a member of the central committee of Abbas’s Fatah faction, and Palestinian intelligence chief Maged Farag remain in Cairo to discuss the opening of the crossing which acts as the sole exit for the roughly 1.8 million population of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.The ongoing talks seek to put in place “a plan to address the issue and set criteria for the continuous movement of people and goods,” Abu Rudeinah said, adding that the Palestinian delegation discussed the possibility of opening the crossing permanently in a way that would “alleviate the suffering of the strip’s population while ensuring the security of the Egyptian side.”Egypt occasionally opens the vital crossing for Gazan travelers who use it as their only exit outside the enclave. The country has cracked down on underground tunnels used to smuggle goods into the strip, voicing concerns they were used to channel weapons to Sinai-based militants. Some officials from a Palestinian Authority delegation will stay in Cairo following the departure of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the possibility of permanently opening the Rafah border crossing.The negotiations will follow up on talks between President Abbas and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday, Abbas’s spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeinah said on the sidelines of an Arab-South American summit in Riyadh on Wednesday.
ILOILO City – The town of Tubungan inIloilo province is preparing for the opening of the Indigenous Peoples (IP)“School of Living Traditions” this June. The construction of the school, whichwill be located at Igtuble village, was granted with a PHP200,000 budget by theIloilo provincial government last January. Once established, she said the schoolwill be utilized by Tubungan’s 10 IP communities under the Panay Bukidnon. “This 21st century, the IP school ofliving tradition will be a venue where our culture and tradition will bepreserved and will be passed to our next generation,” Tano said in an interviewon Feb. 25. The “School of LivingTraditions” is one where a living master, culture bearer or culturespecialist teaches skills and techniques of doing a traditional art or craft,among others. The mode of teaching is usually non-formal, oral, and withpractical demonstrations. The IP “School of LivingTraditions” was initially planned during the celebration of the IP monthlast year. The students will be taught oftraditional and ritual dances, music, and the art of carving, she added. Tubungan municipal IP focal personEmelyn Tano has convened with Sasha Dioso, University of thePhilippines-Visayas (UPV) Focal Person for IP Traditional Arts Hub and MarceloTaton, to deliberate on its implementation. The school will also promote the IPtraditions to tourists visiting Igtuble village. “The carvings made from theschool, for example, can serve as souvenirs for our visitors,” according toher.(With a report from PNA/PN) She said the local government ofTubungan has partnered with UPV to prepare the implementation plan andcurriculum module. “We conduct a proposal that we will submit to the NationalCommission for Culture and the Arts,” Tano said. “While the procurement of theconstruction needs is ongoing, we are also preparing the module. The classes inthe School of Living Traditions will start this June,” Tano said.
Mary Lou Kirby, 74 of Pierceville, Indiana passed away Sunday August 14, 2016 at the Ripley Crossing in Milan. Mary Lou was born Monday September 1, 1941 in Osgood, Indiana, the daughter of Ira and Evelyn (May) Kirby.Mary Lou was a homemaker. She attended the church service at Ripley Crossing with Pastor Charlie Miller. She enjoyed arts and crafts, playing bingo, collecting vintage dolls and spending time with her family.Mary Lou is survived by brothers: Robert (Vicki) Kirby of Greensburg, IN; Ira K. (Georgia) Kirby of Tulsa, OK; James K. (Edith) Kirby of Wagner, OK. Sisters: Rita (John) Ellis of Cleveland, OH; Bessie Kirby of Pierceville; Beverly (Leonard) Kash of Milan. She was preceded in death by her parents: Ira and Evelyn Kirby, one brother: William (Buck) Kirby; one sister: Dorothy Caplinger.Funeral service will be at 11AM on Thursday August 18, 2016 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Craven Cemetery south of Milan. Visitation will be 9-11 AM Thursday at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Heart Association through the funeral home. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 707 S. Main St., Box 243 Milan, 47031 (812)654-2141. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Evelyn Huber, age 88 years of Batesville, IN passed away Saturday April 13, 2019 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.Born May 13, 1930 in Ripley County, IN she was the daughter of the late Harry & Cora (Tegeler) Huber. She was a 1948 graduate of Sunman High School and she retired from Hill-Rom in the stock room as a material handler. She later worked at the Save-A-Lot Food Store in Batesville.Ms. Huber is survived by her Nephew Ralph Knapp of Athens, Georgia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her three sisters Alvina Knapp, Eileen Huber and an infant sister.Visitation will be Wednesday April 17, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home Batesville, IN. Services will be Thursday April 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Meyers Funeral Home with Rev. David Johnston officiating. Burial will be in St. John Church Cemetery, Penntown, IN. where she was a member of that church. Memorials can be given to St John cemetery fund or MMH Hospice.
Beleaguered Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits he will have to combat “mass hysteria” as he attempts to fight off a fans’ revolt on Tyneside. The 53-year-old is preparing for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Hull at St James’ Park against the background of a terrace rebellion with his critics having grown significantly in both number and volume following a disappointing end to the summer transfer window and a poor start to the season. Talk of organised protests has been rife after a series of banners calling for the manager’s head were unfurled during last weekend’s 4-0 humiliation at Southampton, and he knows he will walk into a bearpit as the Tigers arrive on Tyneside. Pardew said: “This situation at the moment is almost like mass hysteria, to a degree. It’s really gone to a level which makes it really difficult for players to perform in. I am hoping we can turn that around. “There’s nothing I can do about that. I can’t affect things I can’t affect. The only thing I can really affect this Saturday is the team, my manner, my bench’s manner and everything else that we do in terms of our conduct in that game.” Many commentators assumed Pardew’s reign, which is in its fourth year, would come to an end in the immediate aftermath of a dreadful display at the St Mary’s Stadium which was witnessed in person by controversial owner Mike Ashley. However, having sat down with the sportswear magnate to discuss the debacle, he remains in charge and insists his future was never discussed. Pardew said: “We didn’t have a conversation regarding my position. He was upset with the performance, and I think he has every right to be that as an owner. I told him some things which I think should be sorted out and some things that can help me. “At the end of the day, Mike and myself do not want Newcastle to lose. We want to have the best possible team and we want to win. “Now at the moment, of course, we haven’t got that, so how are we going to achieve it? I think it was about how he could help me this week and support me, and I appreciate that.” Pardew has also received support from assistant John Carver, who challenged protesting fans at Southampton, and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman, who expressed his views on Twitter, with both men issuing apologies on Thursday. Press Association Pardew said: “I hate the fact John got involved in that incident before the game because he has got black and white blood. Nobody loves this club more than him. “He’s had more roles at this club more than anyone else probably – Academy director, youth team coach, first team coach to Bobby Robson and to me in different eras. “That all hurts. Yes, I have been hurt this week. I didn’t have so much of a steely resolve on Monday, if I’m being honest. Our resolve was definitely half-empty on Monday – but by Tuesday, it wasn’t.” Meanwhile, Pardew has expressed his support for midfielder Jonas Gutierrez after he made public his ongoing fight against testicular cancer, which his manager has known about for some time. He said: “I have to admire the way he has conducted himself. We honoured his decision to keep it quiet until such time he felt comfortable. “I am sure people will use this as an example of hopefully how to deal with it. He has been incredibly brave to go on TV and give interviews. Someone will be diagnosed with it in the north-east today, it is that common. All our love goes to him and we just send our best wishes. “I have not spoken to the squad yet [about it] but I intend to tomorrow or Saturday. He was popular not just on the pitch, but also off it with his stupid singing and dancing and naked antics up and down the corridor. He is much missed. We send our love.”
CHICAGO – Just as Hermione Granger corrected Ron Weasley’s incorrect pronunciation (“it’s levioooosa, not leviosaa”), Brett Bielema confirmed the correct way to pronounce his Heisman candidate’s name.Start getting used to it kids, it’s Mon-tay, not Mon-tee.As Bret Bielema addressed the media on the first day of the Big Ten media days, he spoke of Wisconsin’s success last season and his excitement for what’s to come – including continuing to coach senior running back Montee Ball (again that’s Mon-tay). But as Bielema and his fellow Big Ten coaches all took a turn at the podium, the hot topic was unavoidably Penn State’s situation and whether or not they will attempt recruit players from the team that recently found itself in complete disarray. (For full details, check out Elliot Hughes’ piece on the topic.)Certainly there was more to talk about than just the Penn State situation, so here’s a quick look at the most important notes from the day.No concern over imbalanced divisionsBetween Ohio State and Penn State’s inability to play in the post season, the Leaders division is left with only four teams that can fight of a spot in the 2012 Big Ten Championship game. All six of the teams in the Legends division remain eligible.While Wisconsin stands to gain a major advantage from the situation and teams such as Michigan, Michigan State and Nebraska face stiffer competition, no coach complained about the situation.For Bielema it has no effect on how he goes about the season.“I’m not blind and oblivious to the fact that now we’re in a division that has six teams [and] only four of them are eligible for the Big Ten championship game,” Bielema said. “But it really won’t change our approach. The No. 1 thing I believe is of a 1-0 mentality, you take every day for what it is.”Each Legends division coach who was asked about the imbalance generally responded with the old adage “life’s not fair.”“I think the only thing I can tell you is this is such an unbelievable circumstance,” Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said of the situation. “And I’m sure Commissioner [Jim] Delany and everyone else, you wouldn’t see this coming. But at the same time, life’s not fair. And whether it’s fair or not, it doesn’t matter. We have a schedule to play. Our focus is on the University of Michigan, and that’s what we’re going to keep focused on.”Regarding SchedulesBielema spoke at length about everything from scheduling conference games earlier in the season to whether or not to increase the amount of conference games.Recently scheduling a matchup with Brigham Young University in 2013, Wisconsin had to move its game with Purdue to an earlier date, which the Boilermakers agreed to. Bielema did express his support of having earlier conference games – much like the Purdue game in 2013 – especially when compared to SEC teams who, as he noted, play non-conference games toward the end of the season that don’t garner much publicity. Currently in the Big Ten, there’s been much discussion about extending the schedule to fit in more conference games and allowing schools to play each other more often. Bielema once again drew a comparison to the SEC, saying he would like to stick with the eight-game schedule.“I think the recipe is there,” Bielema said. “The SEC has eight and they’ve won six in a row. I do enjoy playing non-conference opponents. I realize the fanbase may want nine or ten or play us all, but I also believe if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”Wisconsin, as Bielema pointed out, has had success recently in the eight-game format with two back-to-back Rose Bowl appearances and a Big Ten Championship title in last year’s inaugural Big Ten Championship game.But, despite his outspoken opinions on scheduling, Bielema doesn’t want to take a leadership role within the conference to ensure a competitive schedule.“I don’t want to have a passive view,” Bielema said. “To me, this is my livelihood, this is my profession. This is how I make a living and scheduling has a huge impact on your chances of longevity and success.”The seventh-year head coach parroted himself once again, indicating that if a team isn’t willing to play in Madison, he won’t return the favor, nor does he want to take home games away from Wisconsin fans. So while he’s trying to keep scheduling competitive – adding teams like BYU and Pac-12 schools like Arizona to the slate – he also wants to maintain an equal playing field.Intense quarterback competition on the horizonAs Wisconsin once again capitalized off the transfer rule that mirrors free agency, Bielema insists a quarterback competition will be taking place in fall camp – one with Curt Phillips now in the picture.“I think the real upside to Danny’s situation is we’ve also had the emergence of Curt Phillips come back after his third ACL surgery and those two have got a nice little competition and probably again with Joel Stave,” Bielema said.Wisconsin hasn’t seen much of Phillips in two years in Madison as he’s suffered three ACL injuries which have sidelined him during that time.The last time Phillips saw the field was in 2009. He played in five games, completing seven of his 13 attempted passes. With those seven attempts he amassed 65 passing yards, but also threw an interception. Phillips also ran for 138 yards in those five games on 14 attempts.After two years off and finally 100 percent clearance from doctors, Phillips can take the field again.“The kid is just so mentally strong,” Bielema said.Kelly is a senior majoring in journalism. Think Bret Bielema representing the Badgers well? Let her know on Twitter @kellymerickson.
Kelsey Fenton / The Badger HeraldRecently named a member of Cosmopolitan’s “Hottest Guys of March Madness 2013,” Wisconsin redshirt senior Mike Bruesewitz was not surprised.“Absolutely not,” Bruesewitz said with a straight face. “I deserve to be on that list. I worked extremely hard to be on that list. I clearly am very concerned about my appearance at all times. I just got swag, according to Marshall Henderson.”His teammates, however, were in a state of shock.“That’s a shocker. I think that’s our first major upset of March right there,” Jared Berggren, senior forward, joked upon hearing the news.“I don’t know who judges on that stuff,” Sam Dekker, freshman forward, said.“I have several sources that were shocked by the decision,” Berggren laughed.“They could have had anyone on this team and they picked Mike,” Dekker said, this time with a look of obvious disappointment.All kidding aside, the “Seinfeld” Kramer look-alike with the ferocious tomato-top haircut will need to prove he’s hotter than just his looks when it comes to competing in March Madness.Bruesewitz, once renowned as a player with a knack for the big shot after hitting a dagger three to beat No. 1 Ohio State in 2011, has struggled to make three-pointers in 2013. This season the forward is just 28 percent from deep, the worst percentage of any player on the Badgers who has attempted at least 40 shots from beyond the line.In the Big Ten Tournament, Bruesewitz was absolutely vital in helping the Badgers advance to the conference final. He provided a solid fourth option of offense against Michigan, knocking down two of his four attempts from three, helping to stretch his defender farther out to the line and away from senior forward Ryan Evans and Berggren in the post.Against Indiana, the senior hit one of his two attempts, making the Hoosiers continue to respect him as an outside threat in a continuation from his hot shooting against the Wolverines.In the championship game against Ohio State, Bruesewitz shot his season average from beyond the arc, going 2-for-7 from deep. Many of the looks were open too, with the Buckeyes hesitant to close out too far, valuing Berggren and Evans in the post more than Bruesewitz from three.For taking the third most threes on the team and almost being the statistically worst three-point shooter, it may be time for Bruesewitz to turn back inside. And even though it’s hard to invest too much in statistics, Bruesewitz is a combined 4-for-19 from three in the team’s last four losses.It’s a situation similar to Evans, who struggled for a majority of the season to make his mid-range jumpers. As the season winded down, Evans turned into primarily a post player, who would look to score down low before drifting out for any perimeter catches.But there’s a reason why Bruesewitz starts and the entire nation knows it. He’s the glue guy, head coach Bo Ryan’s prototypical small forward who relies on toughness and grit to make his impact. He’s only led the team in scoring in one game this season, but Bruesewitz makes up for a lack of offensive points with his overall game. Assists, rebounds, steals and floor burn, Bruesewitz has earned admiration nationally for his play and boisterous personality.In fact, Wisconsin assistant coach Greg Gard sees a bit of a likeness between the redhead and one of their upcoming opponent’s players: Marshall Henderson.“He likes to have fun, I guess,” Gard said in reference to Henderson. “I think our No. 31 likes to have fun too. Maybe he’s our version of Henderson.”There’s no doubt about the fun part. After defeating Indiana to move on to the Big Ten Tournament finals, Bruesewitz bounced around as he walked out of the United Center. Upon seeing Ohio State waiting in the hallway to take the floor for its game with Michigan State, Bruesewitz chimed “Good luck fellas, see you all tomorrow alright”?The Buckeyes can deny it all they want, but most of them cracked a warm smile.“We need the passion, energy and toughness that he brings to the team,” Berggren said. “He does all the little things… that have been trademarks of the program over the years that he really buys into and brings to the team. When he’s healthy for us and playing at a high level it makes us a better team.”It’s not as simple as it seems, but the Badgers offense truly comes to life when Bruesewitz is hitting his outside shots. Look at the four tournament wins the forward has been a part of in his career. Between the 2011 and 2012 tournament, Bruesewitz went a combined 8-for-12 from three and scored 37 points.In the two losses he’s experienced, Bruesewitz managed to go a combined 0-for-5 from deep and score just nine points. So keep an eye on the Wisconsin player with the red hair.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PORTLAND >> Any chance the Clippers had of advancing deep into the playoffs took a bit hit Monday when point guard Chris Paul suffered a third metacarpal fracture in his right hand during the third quarter of Game 4 of the Clippers’ first-round playoff series at Portland on Monday night.Paul scored 16 points and doled our four assists before the injury.The Clippers took a 2-1 series lead into the game.This story will be updated.
The Knicks enter their next contest with a 10-45 record. They have the lowest winning percentage in the NBA, but this still doesn’t guarantee the No. 1 draft pick in June. Some Knicks fans are rooting for their team to tank this season, and rookie forward Kevin Knox isn’t happy about it.Knox spoke on the issue ahead of the Knicks’ game against Cleveland on Monday, saying fans that do this aren’t “true New Yorkers.” Knicks remove photo of Kevin Durant from season-ticket promotion “Yeah, a lot of fans, they always say some dumb stuff,’’ Knox said, via the New York Post. “You see it all the time with the tanking and wanting us to lose, stuff like that. It’s kind of stupid. They’re not really true New Yorkers. Real Knicks fans know that we’re trying to just take this year to just develop us young guys and then next year hopefully make a push.”Knox, a Kentucky product, was booed by Knicks fans when he was selected as the ninth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. But, the young wing has shown promise, averaging 12.6 points and 4.2 rebounds. Related News “We’re just missing a couple of pieces. It’s really good for us young guys to go out there and play against some of those playoff teams and be able to be in games,” Knox said. “We lose to the Raptors by five, it’s a playoff team. It’s good to see us — we’re getting better every single game.”New York traded star big man Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas before the trade deadline, which opened up two max slots. The Knicks are expected to make a run at superstars like Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving this offseason.