Chelsea consider Twickenham move

first_img The RFU has confirmed it has been sounded out about the prospect of the Premier League club using the 82,000-capacity home of English rugby if Stamford Bridge is redeveloped. Chelsea announced in June that they are looking at possible expansion plans for their stadium, although dates for any work have not been specified. It had previously been mooted that the club could seek out a permanent new home, however suitable London sites are in short supply. Chelsea have taken the first step towards a possible temporary move to Twickenham after making an approach to the Rugby Football Union. The Scottish Rugby Union has allowed Murrayfield to be used for club football, with Celtic playing European games at the Edinburgh stadium earlier this year while Celtic Park and Hampden were tied up during the Commonwealth Games. Twickenham has previously refused football teams permission to move in for short periods, with the then RFU chief executive Francis Baron saying in 2001, when Fulham were seeking a temporary home, that “we are not interested”, citing difficulties with segregation of supporters along with traffic and policing issues. The RFU said in a statement: “We are regularly contacted by a variety of organisations, within and outside sport, on a wide range of opportunities concerning use of what we believe is a world-class stadium. We have had an enquiry from Chelsea FC but have not had any discussions of any substance. “While we don’t comment on any specific confidential conversations, each request is taken on its merit, assessing a variety of factors, such as the effect on the pitch, availability, transport and local considerations and other important implications.” It is understood the RFU considers the enquiry to be a long way short of indicating that Chelsea have chosen Twickenham as the stadium they specifically would want to move to, should redevelopment work at Stamford Bridge necessitate a ground move. There are thought to be other stadiums under consideration by the club owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Tottenham have recently been linked with a move to play a number of games at Wembley in the 2017/18 season while their new home is built. A Chelsea spokesman said: “We’re investigating different scenarios as part of the consultation process we started earlier this year, but have had no discussions of substance so far.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Westside Ride Raffle

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015center_img admin SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Two bikes donated by Westside Rides event sponsor Bob Shields of Southwest Harbor Cycle will be raffled off at this year’s ride on Sunday, May 24.One is a state-of-the-art SE single speed 700c Draft bike, and will be the raffle prize for Pro-Riders only. All Pro Riders will automatically be entered in the raffle when they register for the ride.The second bike is The Redline Torker T520, which will be part of an open raffle for one and all, riders, non-riders and anyone interested in winning a brand new bike to glide around the island on. With a lightweight aluminum frame, Suntor front fork, comfortable upright riding positions and wide range 24-speed gearing, it’s a bike suitable for most riders.Raffle tickets are $5 each or 10 for $25. Call Diana at Harbor House at 244-3713, extension 108 for tickets.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRegistration forms for all three Westside Rides: Pro Ride, Go-the-Distance and Easy Rider are available online at harborhousemdi.org, or at Harbor House on Main Street in Southwest Harbor. You can also register on Bikereg.com. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Sadio Mane sinks Norwich City as Liverpool go 25 points clear

first_imgLONDON: Liverpool’s Sadio Mane marked his return from injury with a late goal to break Norwich City’s resistance and secure a 1-0 win on Saturday to extend his side’s Premier League lead to 25 points.On a windy evening, bottom club Norwich was proving a tough nut to crack for Juergen Klopp’s team but Senegalese forward Mane, who came on as a substitute on the hour, pounced to drill home a fine finish from inside the area in the 78th minute.It was his first appearance since going off injured in Liverpool’s win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Jan. 23 and he marked it by claiming the 100th goal in English football.A battling Norwich had defended resolutely and twice came close to taking the lead, but Liverpool’s relentless romp towards a first English title for 30 years continued.The victory was their 34th in their last 35 league games and their 17th in succession, one shy of Manchester City’s record.They have scored in 35 successive Premier League games, are unbeaten in their last 43 and have conceded only once in their last 11 league games.Fifteen more points will guarantee them the title as they have collected 76 points out of a possible 78, now 25 ahead of Manchester City, who have played a game less.“It was a difficult game for different reasons,” Klopp said. “The wind, the organization of the opponent and the way we played in the first half made it tricky for us.“Sadio was fresh and made the difference.”Norwich, for whom Alexander Tettey struck the woodwork in the second half, remain seven points adrift of 17th-placed Aston Villa who hosts Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.They battled until the end, however, and Teemu Pukki fired straight at Alisson in the 89th minute after a flowing move.Liverpool began the match 55 points ahead of Norwich, the biggest ever gap between top and bottom after 25 games in the Premier League, but lacked their usual cutting edge.They enjoyed overwhelming territorial superiority in the first half with Trent Alexander-Arnold especially dangerous in the wide-open spaces down the right flank.Yet Liverpool struggled to create clear-cut chances and it was Norwich who should have taken the lead when Lukas Rupp was picked out by a long ball with the visiting defense nowhere, having pushed up for offside.The second half was a Liverpool siege with keeper Tim Krul saving Norwich several times. The Dutchman produced a fingertip save to keep out Naby Keita’s powerful effort than a magnificent double stop to deny Mohamed Salah and Keita again.Norwich’s excursions into Liverpool territory were few and far between but one ended with Tettey’s slightly miscued effort thudding against Alisson’s near post.It was Mane, on for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who eventually broke the deadlock with a superb finish.Bringing down Jordan Henderson’s flighted pass with his outstretched right leg, he then swiveled and crashed a low shot with his left foot past the helpless Krul.There was a suspicion that Mane had pushed a marker as he brought the ball down, but VAR ruled in his favour.With the title virtually assured, Liverpool turns their attention to their defense of the Champions League on Tuesday when they visit Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, scene of their triumph in the final last season.Vydra stunner gives Burnley win at SouthamptonMatej Vydra’s stunning strike earned Burnley a 2-1 victory at Southampton to move them into the top half of the Premier League table on a wet and wild Saturday at St Mary’s Stadium.The Czech player, who replaced injured Burnley striker Chris Wood midway through the opening half, had hardly had a sniff of goal but produced a dazzling finish on the hour.It was a sickener for Southampton, who had looked the more likely winners after former Burnley player Danny Ings had equalized in the 18th minute with his 15th goal of the season.Burnley had taken the lead in the second minute with a bizarre curled goal straight from a corner taken by Ashley Westwood.Vydra won it when he chested the ball down on the edge of the area and edged it past a Southampton defender before stretching to crash a left-foot shot past keeper Alex McCarthy.Burnley hung on relatively comfortably as Southampton struggled to create much in a strengthening wind.A third win in their last four league games lifted Burnley into 10th place with 34 points from 26 games, while Southampton remained in 13th place on 31 points. AgenciesAlso Read: Liverpool’s Sadio Mane is African Footballer of the YearAlso Watch: Assam Petro-Chemicals Ltd vice chairman speaks to The Sentinel Digitallast_img read more

Freshman Spruill shines, leads SU with 12 tackles in win

first_img Published on September 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm The goal for both Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone and Marquis Spruill, when the freshman linebacker is starting at the strong side linebacker position, is disruption. Marrone knows it from his NFL days: Raw talent can bring disruption. Any element of havoc that linebacker can provide for SU is welcome. ‘I see flashes of it,’ Marrone said. Syracuse defensive stalwarts Derrell Smith and Doug Hogue bring the knowledge and experience. They bring the known commodity. Spruill is the unknown. But when he is on, Marrone knows he can bring that havoc. And his havoc yields an ideal — and perhaps the best — Big East linebacking corps. When all three are on, it becomes a perfect storm flying at ball carriers. Saturday, Spruill did his part, tallying a team-leading 12 tackles on the game, matching the exact mark he registered in total throughout SU’s first three games. Spruill said the performance was enabled by thinking less and playing faster, something that is usually hard for first-year linebackers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘You get caught up in your head, and you don’t do everything as fast as you normally do it,’ Spruill said. ‘So I went out there and just played football today and had a lot of fun doing it.’ Even with the performance, Spruill said it was one that overcame a heightened level of frustration for him. With the deliberate Colgate offense constantly challenging Spruill with option reads and ball fakes, the freshman’s playing demeanor became one of restlessness. Good restlessness, though, as he and the SU defense were on the field for 32:52 through the game’s first three quarters. That restlessness yielded Spruill’s nose for the ball, as he made 11 of his 12 tackles in the first three quarters. ‘It was getting frustrating because it was hard for us to compete,’ Spruill said, ‘because they were holding on to the ball for so long. It was getting to the point where some people were getting mad because we want the three-and-out.’ Most of the time, the three-and-outs didn’t surface. But Spruill did what he needed to, taking that raw talent and using it to disrupt. And Saturday’s disruption is just the first step to Spruill becoming that third experienced backer like his senior counterparts. Saturday was the greatest flash yet. Said Marrone: ‘Overall performance for a freshman playing his position has been very, very good. He has played very, very well for us.’ Colgate in control Colgate’s attempted and choreographed control of the tempo of Saturday’s game was obvious. The three-to-one advantage in time of possession over Syracuse was indicative of that. But that is not where the control of the ball ended. After the game, Colgate head coach Dick Biddle made it clear he felt his team controlled the ball for the entirety of the game Saturday. It filtered into the rushing and passing game for the Raiders, well beyond the time of possession. ‘I think we controlled the ball for close to 40 minutes,’ Biddle said. ‘I think we ran the ball. I think our passing game was a lot better. I thought we controlled the line of scrimmage. I think we’re a step or two away from breaking a lot of big plays.’ It was most apparent to Biddle at that line of scrimmage, where the Raiders head coach said his team dominated the line. The game was closer, thanks to the control, than the 42-7 drubbing of a score between the two teams. ‘I don’t think the score is indicative of what the game was,’ Biddle said. ‘But that’s what happens. You kind of get worn out, but I think we need to build on it with the positives.’ The numbers were a facade to the head coach. The Raiders controlled the line of scrimmage more so than SU did, despite giving up a career-high 172 yards rushing for SU’s Delone Carter. This was the case, even though they gave up an average of 11.8 yards per carry to Carter and SU freshman running back Prince-Tyson Gulley. This was the case, albeit the 18 fewer rushing yards his team gained than SU (260 to 242) with 23 more attempts. Maybe it was told through Colgate’s win on first downs (23 to 20). But that is just one number. Most of the numbers refuted Biddle’s claims. His running back, Nate Eachus — who averaged 4.2 yards per rush attaining 147 rushing yards — agreed with him. But Eachus did fault the defense. That is where the game was lost. ‘I think we controlled the ball a lot more than they did,’ Eachus said. ‘Our game plan every week is to pound the ball, but our defense struggled a little bit and couldn’t really help us out.’ aolivero@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Bleach: Path not easy for interim coach

first_imgWhen it comes to the 23 different varsity sports at Wisconsin, you don’t have to be a Vegas odds maker to predict their future.Hell, you don’t even have to be professor Trelawney.Whether Badger fans like to accept it or not, the various UW head coaches carve their own little groove — good or bad — and they will continue to chug along at that pace like the little engines that could with little difference between seasons.Here are just a few examples:* The football team will continue to be good (See: 5-0 start), but not great (See: losing to Ohio State despite doubling their yardage).* The softball team will continue to set records for futility — currently sitting on two 15-40 seasons in a row — and fans will moan for the days before Title IX when we still had baseball.* The men’s basketball team will be underrated for the 109,584,983th straight time and Bo Ryan will prove all doubters wrong for the 109,584,983th time. Or something like that.While I am not advocating Athletic Director Barry Alvarez go trigger happy with pink slips (except in the case of a certain softball liability), it doesn’t take more than a few years to see what you are going to get from a coach.Take women’s hockey for example. Ever since Mark Johnson took over in 2003, the Badgers have a 210-39-22 record, own the longest NCAA undefeated streak and have brought three national championships back to the Kohl Center. Johnson has produced perhaps the greatest women’s hockey forward of all time in Sara Bauer (though Hilary Knight might eventually usurp her) and certainly the best goaltender of all time with last season’s Patty Kazmaier Award winner Jessie Vetter.When the cardinal and white take the ice, they are more of a certainty than the Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Washington Generals.So four games into the season, UW’s record is naturally…2-2…?WHAT?And this isn’t just any 2-2 record. The Badgers didn’t lose to Minnesota or Minnesota-Duluth — the Alabama and LSU of women’s hockey to Wisconsin’s Florida.No, UW was shut out 2-0 in the season opener by North Dakota, a team that lost eight straight to end their season last year and fell 1-0 to Bemidji State.Bemidji isn’t even a real state!If you follow the women’s hockey team — save your jokes, there are fans who follow them — you understand how shocking this is.If you don’t own a personalized Erika Lawler jersey, then just think of Appalachian State over Michigan and you will be somewhat in the realm of just how surprising those losses were.First let’s start with what didn’t cause these losses.Watching Vetter graduate to go defend Team USA’s nets certainly won’t help Wisconsin, but with four experienced junior blueliners helping the new goaltenders, the drop-off shouldn’t be too steep. So far, UW has given up four goals in four games, an impressive average even for the superb Vetter. Goaltending may be a problem when the Badgers run into the talented forwards of Minneosta and Minnesota-Duluth, but the ladies between the pipes certainly haven’t been the problem so far.Well if it isn’t defense, logic states it must be offense, right?Losing Lawler (64 points), Angie Keseley (59 points) and Vetter (superman status) to graduation certainly would be a big blow to any program. Having the team’s best two-way player in senior Meghan Duggan and WCHA points leader junior Hilary Knight redshirt as they spend a year playing for the Olympic team hurts even more.With the team being shutout in both losses, the loss of the top four scorers must be the answer for their downfall, correct?Wrong. Even though the team lost enough offensive firepower to restart the Cold War, the Badgers (much like the U.S.), have enough weapons stocked a few missing missiles is no reason to panic (unlike the U.S.).With senior Jasmine Giles (45 points), preseason WCHA all-star Mallory Deluce, sophomore Brooke Ammerman (second on the team with 27 goals) and preseason WCHA rookie of the year Brianna Decker, goals shouldn’t be hard to come by, even if Decker is out until at least December with a broken arm.The defense isn’t to blame. The offensive talent is certainly there.The person most responsible for two unspeakable losses, unfortunately, is interim head coach Tracey DeKeyser.While this may seem like an unjustified attack on a coach after merely two losses, I actually mean it as a compliment.To current Olympic head coach Mark Johnson.Hockey is a game where lucky bounces matter. The NHL needs seven game series to fairly judge which team is better, because the team that dominates the puck doesn’t always win. In short, it is a game that cannot be mastered — you can only hope to put yourself in the best position to win.DeKeyser has the misfortune to follow what might be the most successful hockey coach of all time. Note that I didn’t say women’s hockey.Losing two games to conference opponents shouldn’t be shocking. Johnson has just been so successful, he has created a new standard.DeKeyser should not be blamed for losing two early games with a drastically different team.Johnson should just be praised for creating the illusion that DeKeyser should.Michael is a senior majoring in journalism and he would like to wish a happy birthday to his Dad! If you want to talk about hockey he can be reached at mbleach@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Former Syracuse All-American Sergio Salcido selected No. 8 in 2017 Major League Lacrosse Draft

first_imgThe Florida Launch selected former Syracuse All-American midfielder Sergio Salcido with the No. 8 pick in the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Draft. The Launch picked Salcido’s former teammate, Nick Mariano, fourth in the draft.An SU player has been drafted every year since the first MLL draft in 2001, and Syracuse was the only team in this year’s draft with two players to go in the first round.Salcido, a former walk-on from Florida, didn’t score a single goal in his first two seasons at SU. As a junior in 2016, he broke out for 29 goals — second on the team — and earned Second Team All-American honors.He was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree who hit two game-winners this season and led the Orange with 33 assists and 51 points. The shifty speedster rose from walk-on to one of the top facilitators on one of the nation’s top teams. He created match-up problems with an ability to go left or right, break down a defender and get his shot off despite his diminutive stature (5 feet, 7 inches and 166 pounds).Salcido scored three goals in a game twice this season, including his outburst at North Carolina on April 15. In overtime, he delivered the game-winner, extending SU’s longest winning streak in six years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFellow midfielder Mariano, who was selected fourth overall by the Florida Launch, created a one-two punch with Salcido that opposing teams feared. Whether to double-pole them or leave Mariano with a short-stick defensive midfielder became one of opposing coaches’ most talked-about topics.In 2016, four Syracuse players, Dylan Donahue, Brandon Mullins, Warren Hill and Tim Barber, were drafted.The 2017 Orange, ranked No. 1 in the country for three straight weeks, fell last Sunday to Towson in the NCAA quarterfinals. SU failed to reach the Final Four for the fourth straight year and finished the season 13-3. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 28, 2017 at 11:53 am Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Video: Neymar sends Penalty kick into the atmosphere

first_imgNeymar scored in the 64th minute and then skied a penalty kick well over the crossbar in the 81st, leaving Brazil with a disappointing 1-1 draw against Colombia in an exhibition game Wednesday night.Neymar may pretty much have things going his own way, with the world’s largest clubs fighting over his future.However the 20-year-old Ballon d’Or nominee equalized for Brazil with a typically wonderful run into the box and between a couple of defenders, but when he had the chance at what could have been a winner from the penalty spot in the 81st minute, he blasted the ball into the sky wide in into the sky similar to David Beckham’s penalty miss against Portugal in Euro 2004. Watch herelast_img

Retreat, Extraordinary Session at Hand on Capitol Hill

first_imgThe Senate leadership in collaboration with the 15-man Special Committee temporarily responsible for managing the House of Representatives during the constitutional annual break, has planned to hold a three-day legislative retreat.Sources told the Daily Observer that the retreat will either be held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, or Ganta, Nimba County, from October 28 to 30.The purpose of the retreat is to reconcile members of the House of Representatives, discuss prospects, including the strategy for re-election, among others.This will be the second retreat to be held by the House of Representatives since its inaugural retreat held in Gbarnga, Bong County, in 2012. During that retreat, Montserrado County District #11 Rep. Moses Tandanpolie met his untimely death.House Procurement Director Eugene Collins has suggested that a topic on “Conflict Transformation” – the prevention and management of conflict – should be included in the discussions, arguing that disunity is hurting the Legislature.He stated that “Conflict Transformation” can tackle approaching conflicts. Meanwhile, the Daily Observer has also gathered that there will be an extension of the second extraordinary session of (the 5th session) of the 53rd Legislature.Reports said the extraordinary session would run for ‘two weeks,’ from Tuesday, Nov. 1 to 17.The extraordinary session is intended to allow members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate to pass landmark bills, including the Land Rights Act, the Local Governance Act, the Affirmative Action Bill for Equal Participation and Representation of Women inPolitics, the Youth and Persons living with Disabilities Act, among others.When contacted, the newly appointed Press Attaché to the Speaker, Mr. Philip G. Moore, admitted that there is a plan for a legislative retreat, but said the details are yet to be discussed by the leadership. He could neither confirm nor deny that there will be an extraordinary session.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ramjattan boasts AFC played integral role in closing sugar estates

first_imgLeader of the Alliance For Change (AFC) Khemraj Ramjattan has admitted that his party played an integral role in the decision to close sugar estates across the country – a move which affected thousands of Guyanese and which was widely criticised by stakeholders.AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan“When the sugar sector decision was made to close estates and factories and merge some of them, it was primarily the AFC who was a big part of that decision,” Ramjattan said during a Globespan 24×7 programme on Wednesday.“Myself, Mr [Prime Minister Moses] Nagamootoo, and a whole host of other AFC members were part of that decision,” the AFC Leader declared.He was at the time responding to a question posed by the moderator, who asked why the AFC has not represented the thousands of workers – where the party’s support base lies – who were negatively affected when the estates were closed.But according to Ramjattan, “nobody was disenfranchised.” He contended that an “economic decision” had to be made for the sugar sector.“So, it was not a PNC decision that we were forced to accept,” Ramjattan contended.The Rose Hall EstateIn 2016, the Government announced the closure of the first sugar estate located at Wales on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD).The move was made despite the fact that Government spent millions of dollars to hold a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) which recommended that there be no closure of the sugar estates.Estates at Enmore, Skeldon and Rose Hall were subsequently shut down – triggering widespread controversy.More than 10,000 persons have been directly and indirectly affected by the closure of these estates.Nearly 4000 workers from Enmore, Rose Hall and Skeldon were dismissed in late 2017, and over 1000 were dismissed from Wales in the previous year.Cottage industries that were once thriving in some of the communities in close proximity to the estates are now dying as spending power has been significantly diminished among the local populace.Retrenched workers, most of whom were breadwinners of their families, are still struggling to find a steady job – despite several piecemeal initiatives rolled out by the Government.Despite calls by stakeholders, the Government refused to conduct a socioeconomic study before closing the estates.In fact, an executive member of the Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) – a member of the coalition Government – had blasted the APNU/AFC for not conducting social impact assessments before making such a decision.“I think that when you are making decisions to lay off so many people, you have to think about the impact of families and on communities; and I think the decision makers did not put enough thought into that impact, and we are clearly seeing that here,” Hinds had expressed during an event at Patentia – a community neighbouring Wales.The rippling effects of the closure of the sugar estates can be seen in those communities, especially in the commercial districts where activities have practically been ground to a halt.Market areas which were once bustling are now almost isolated.In some cases, families face a daily struggle in finding a way to send their children to school.Government had eventually arranged a $30 billion bond, guaranteed by the State and National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) assets, to recapitalise the sugar sector.But to date, little information is available on how the money was spent.last_img read more

Eco brings in Africa Oil for Guyana exploration

first_imgAfrica Oil Corp (AOC) has entered into a partnership with Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas for exploration in Guyana and Namibia.Under the terms of an investment agreement, AOC has agreed to acquire a 19.77 per cent shareholding in Eco through the purchase, by way of private placement, of 29.2 million common shares at CAD>Africa Oil Corp (AOC) has entered into a partnership with Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas for exploration in Guyana and Namibia.Under the terms of an investment agreement, AOC has agreed to acquire a 19.77 per cent shareholding in Eco through the purchase, by way of private placement, of 29.2 million common shares at CAD$0.48 per share for a total consideration of CAD$14 million.<.48 per share for a total consideration of CAD million.The investment agreement also provides the company with the right to participate in any future Eco equity issuances, on a pro rata basis, and to appoint one nominee to Eco’s Board of Directors. AOC President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Keith Hill will join the Eco Board of Directors as soon as practicable.As part of the investment agreement, the parties have also entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA), whereby they will jointly pursue new exploration projects. Pursuant to the terms of the SAA, AOC will be entitled to bid jointly on any new assets or ventures proposed to be acquired by Eco.A statement issued on Monday said this would be done on the same terms as Eco and for an interest at least equal to the company’s percentage holding of the common shares in Eco from time to time. Additionally, under the terms of the SAA, AOC will also have a right of first offer on the farm-out of exploration properties currently held by Eco.Eco has been able to assemble an extensive exploration portfolio in two countries that are at the forefront of exploration, including one block in Guyana and four blocks in Namibia.In Guyana, ECO holds a block directly up dip from the Stabroek Block which holds Exxon estimates resources of 2.5 billion to 2.8 billion oil-equivalent barrels, including the supergiant Liza field.The ECO block exhibits good evidence of slope fan prospects and is expected to be fully defined after processing and interpretation of the 2550 square-kilometre 3D seismic survey recently completed in September. Eco also recently announced it has entered into an option agreement for a farm-in by Total on this Guyana acreage.This new investment has been described as a complement to the company’s existing investment in Africa Energy Corp (AFE) in which the company holds a 28.5 per cent shareholding interest. AFE holds blocks in Namibia adjacent to the Eco acreage and a block offshore South Africa. Together, the two companies represent significant holdings in several of the most attractive exploration areas in the world.Eco CEO Gil Holzman described AOC as “a like-minded company with a similar philosophy” highlighting that the new shareholder and potential partner is focused on frontier regions and has “significant financial muscle” to deliver on its strategy.“We are funded for our forthcoming work programmes in both Guyana and Namibia through a series of agreements with Tullow Oil, AziNam, and Total and through these new agreements with AO, we now also have the capability, as well as an industry leading partner, to identify further assets and to accelerate the work programmes on them”.He added, “This is a very exciting and busy time for Eco and we look forward to working with the AOC team to identify new projects to add to our portfolio whilst progressing our current assets in Guyana and Namibia together with our existing industry leading partners.”last_img read more