Canadian Natural Resources buys Devon Energy for $3.8 billion

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has signed a deal to buy the Canadian operations of Devon Energy Corp. for $3.8 billion.The assets include thermal in situ oilsands production and conventional primary heavy crude oil operations located adjacent to existing Canadian Natural assets.The production acquired under the deal totals 128,300 barrels per day, including 108,200 from the thermal in situ operations and 20,100 from the conventional operations.- Advertisement -Canadian Natural says the deal also includes 607,000 hectares of land, of which 405,000 hectares are undeveloped, providing significant upside value and opportunities.Devon, which put its Canadian assets up for sale February, is the latest foreign company to reduce its ownership in the oilsands in recent years. Other companies that have made similar moves include Norway’s Statoil, France’s Total SA, Arkansas-based Murphy Oil and Houston-based ConocoPhillips.The transaction, which is subject to normal closing conditions and regulatory approvals, is expected to close June 27Advertisementlast_img read more

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Man City boss Pellegrini confirms Toure talks at the end of the season

first_imgManchester City will sit down with Yaya Toure at the end of the season to discuss his future with the club, boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed.The Ivorian, 32, has failed to reproduce last year’s exceptional form, which helped the Blues with the Premier League for a second time in three years.Rumours of his unhappiness at the Eithad Stadium have also continued from the end of the last campaign, and his agent has claimed it is 90 per cent certain he will exit the club this summer.But despite Dimitri Seluk’s comments, Pellegrini has insisted they will only talk about his future once they have played their final match.“I don’t talk about speculation,” he said. “It’s just words that his agent has said. I don’t know why he’s talking in that way.“Yaya Toure is here and happy. We’re not talking about next year. After the game against Southampton we will sit and talk about the future with the player, the owner and the directors.“At the moment we are just focussing on finishing in second place.”last_img read more

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Fernando Hierro looks gloomy as he takes charge of first Spain training session

first_img 3 The Spanish players are put through their paces in Krasnodar 3 Hierro takes charge of his first session as Spain boss Fernando Hierro has taken charge of his first session in charge of the Spain national team.The former Real Madrid defender was appointed as Julen Lopetegui’s successor on Wednesday afternoon in a surprising turn of events. Lopetegui was appointed Real Madrid manager on Tuesday to replace outgoing boss Zinedine Zidane.The 51-year-old had overseen a 20-match unbeaten run since taking over after Euro 2016And if these pictures are anything to go by, his successor has a job on his hands.Hierro was pictured at Spain’s training camp in Krasnodar looking particularly melancholy on the eve of the tournament.center_img The former Bolton Wanderers defender, who has previously managed Real Oviedo, insisted his players were up for the fight ahead of their opening group game against Portugal on Friday.He said: “”The players are excited, they want this challenge.“It’s a challenge for everyone. We have no time to dwell.“I know they’re going to give 100%. In a World Cup nobody gives anything away. Spain will be looking to recreate their 2010 success in Russia 3 “We all know what this means and our responsibilities.”After facing Portugal, the Spanish players will face Iran on June 20 and Morocco on June 25.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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Sheffield Wednesday vs West Brom: Live talkSPORT commentary and team news

first_imgSheffield Wednesday are unbeaten at home this season as they welcome Championship high-fliers West Brom.Despite surrendering plenty of possession to Yorkshire rivals Leeds in their last match, Wednesday came away with a solid point to leave them within touching distance of the top-six. Getty 1 Darren Moore’s side have found their groove RANKED FOOTBALL LATEST MONEY REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The Baggies have found their feet after a fast start and reached the summit after a hard-fought 3-2 win at Preston – only for Leeds to leapfrog them on Tuesday night.They’re scoring goals for fun and can extend their winning streak to four games with a victory.What time is kick-off?This Championship clash is set for Wednesday, October 3.Kick-off at Hillsborough is at 7.45pm.The last time West Brom visited here was in 2009, when they recorded an emphatic 4-0 victory.How can I listen to talkSPORT?You can hear live commentary of this game on talkSPORT2 from 7.30pm.The channel is available through DAB radio, via the talkSPORT mobile app and our web player. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade What is the team news?Marco Matias and Daniel Pudil could make a comeback after resuming full training.Fernando Forestieri and Jordan Thornily replaced the pair against Leeds and are ready to fill in again if needed.West Brom have a clean bill of health as they chase a fourth consecutive Championship win.last_img read more

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Making agriculture more visible

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Support for agriculture and rural communities not only comes from within these communities, but from outside communities as well.Farm Credit Mid-America is working to make agriculture visible outside rural and farming communities in an effort to bolster support for the industry.The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Farm Credit Mid-America’s Tara Durbin to find out more.last_img

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Green Building Database to Expand

first_imgA group of builders in the Pacific Northwest specializing in sustainable building practices is hoping to enlarge its Code Innovations Database with an online Crowdrise campaign to raise $40,000 by January 7.The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, based in Seattle, said that the database already is filled with information about innovative designs, technology, and materials, but the Guild would like to add hundreds more case studies and profiles on green building codes and make it useful to more builders.Despite 20 years of ground-breaking efforts to advance sustainable building, innovative builders “still face an uphill climb and regulatory hurdles that can slow or even stop their best ideas from being adopted more broadly,” a statement posted at the website says.The money will be used to publish additional case studies on successful projects, add profiles on innovative green building codes, and advocate for policy innovation.“EcoBuilders,” as the site calls them, are advocating designs that go beyond LEED certification to meet the requirements of more rigorous programs such as the Living Building Challenge or Passivhaus. According to the Guild, these builders often discover that the process is “fraught with regulatory disconnects from building codes and policies that haven’t caught up with the pace of innovation.“We can’t let the slow moving, bureaucratic process stall or even stop proven technology from being adopted more broadly,” the group said. “We have to make it easier to build green.”If information is shared freely between builders, code enforcement officials, and developers, then green building practices can be advanced more rapidly, the group said.last_img read more

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How Bad Do You Want It?

first_imgDo you want what you want so much that you will get up in the lonely hours of the morning to work on it? Are you willing to stop hitting the snooze button on your life to have what you want?Do you want it so badly that you will stay up late into the evening doing the work it takes to have what it is you want? Does your desire to get what you want keep you up at night?Will you abandon the novelties and the distractions and invest your time and energy in moving towards what you really want instead? Are you willing to give it that kind of disciplined focus?Are you willing to learn what you need to learn? Do you want it that bad enough to go back to square one and start over with a different knowledge base? Are you willing to unlearn?Are you willing to scrap what you have always believed and try on new beliefs? Can you delete your self-limiting beliefs and replace them with an empowering set of beliefs that will support you getting what you really want?Are you willing to ignore the cynics, the skeptics, and the critics who will do everything in the power to remind you that what you want isn’t worth fighting for, can’t be achieved, and even if it could be you wouldn’t be the one to achieve it?Do you want what you want bad enough to do the things that make you uncomfortable? Are you willing to stretch yourself more than you have ever stretched yourself?Are you prepared to fail visibly, embarrassingly, and gloriously and rise from the ashes to try again and again? Will you run through this cycle enough times to get what you want?Are you really willing to pay the full price for what you want, whatever the price? Do you understand what that price is?A single “no” answer to any of these questions means you don’t want it bad enough. Now how bad do you want it?last_img read more

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WWE Money in the Bank 2012: Cena grabs victory

first_imgThe last-minute inclusion of a fifth former WWE Champion into the Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a WWE Championship Contract was not enough to deter John Cena. He muscled his way back into the title picture with a monumental win on Sunday.According to report published on www.wwe.com, the Cenation leader bested not only former WWE Champions Chris Jericho, Kane and Big Show but also former champion The Miz, who was named a surprise entrant during the pay-per-view broadcast.Coming out mere hours before the matchs opening bell, The Miz, who has been been away from the ring so that he could star in the WWE Studios’ film “The Marine: Homefront”, pledged to make a “sudden impact”.However, in his way were standing four other former champions, including Cena, who vowed to regain the WWE Championship. He has won the title 10 times previously.Prior to grabbing the briefcase, Cena had to first contend with a formidable field of former champions. The fierce fight witnessed no shortage of highlights. From Jerichos sleeper hold applied high atop the ladder to a super-sized Attitude Adjustment for Show through the Spanish announce table were part of the grand battle.As per the websites, “The huge AA was not what ensured victory for Cena. In fact, the maneuver, which came within the first five minutes of the match, only served to set the tone for a barbaric brawl.”Cena, with impressive feat of strength, truly exhibited herculean power in his first Money in the Bank Ladder Match.advertisementIn the final moments, The Miz scaled the ladder, but met a similar fate. Then, with the drive of a champion, Cena rushed up the ladder and thwarted Shows briefcase grab.Holding the briefcase before his face, Cena used the steel case to block a third WMD from Show that dented the steel. While struggling to fight off Show and take the briefcase, Cena won the guaranteed championship contract in a most unorthodox way.last_img read more

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World Cup role reversal as Germany wins, Croatia struggles

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Facing old rivals the Netherlands for the third time in six months, Germany enjoyed its revenge.The Dutch beat Germany 3-0 in Amsterdam in October and earned a last-gasp draw in the return fixture. Those results helped to relegate Germany from the top tier of the Nations League — further embarrassment after its disastrous 2018 World Cup campaign when it failed to advance from the group stage.Schulz’s winner came just when it looked like his team had let the Dutch salvage a draw from 2-0 down in the Group C game.“We didn’t control the ball and if you can’t exert pressure the game opens up and you see that they have some amazing attackers,” Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman said.Germany had gone six competitive games without a win since beating Sweden at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s good for the self-belief of this young team,” said Germany coach Joachim Loew. “I can live with criticism. I know what our potential is.”Croatia looked a shadow of the resilient team which reached the World Cup final in July as it lost 2-1 to Hungary in Budapest. Spells of confusion in the Croatian defense are likely to concern coach Zlatko Dalic in a group where four teams look like contenders for two qualifying spots for Euro 2020.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsElsewhere, Wales started with a tense win over Slovakia, while Belgium and Poland enjoyed comfortable victories.GERMANY’S REVENGE Houston moves into Sweet 16 for first time in 35 years Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag HAZARD’S CENTENARYOne hundred games for Belgium and Eden Hazard is still dangerous.Hazard scored his 30th career international goal in his centenary game as Belgium beat Cyprus 2-0 to tighten its grip on Group I. Michy Batshuayi finished with a goal and an assist as Belgium eased to a routine win to stay top of the group with six points.Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev scored two goals and set up another as Russia bounced back from its opening loss to Belgium on Thursday with a 4-0 dismantling of Kazakhstan.Still mourning last week’s loss to Kazakhstan, Scotland fans had little to celebrate as their team struggled to a 2-0 win over San Marino, the world’s lowest-ranked team. Scotland, which hasn’t qualified for a European Championship since 1996, is still guaranteed a playoff spot thanks to Nations League results.POLAND WINS AGAINPoland took control of Group G with a second straight win, beating Latvia 2-0, while Austria’s qualifying hopes are already looking in doubt.Latvia’s goalkeeper Pavels Steinbors made a string of spectacular saves before Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock in the 76th minute with a header. Kamil Glik scored another header eight minutes later.Austria gave up a 1-0 lead as it lost 4-2 to Israel and is level with Latvia at the bottom of the group with no points from its opening two games. Eran Zahavi scored a hat trick as Israel earned its first win over Austria for 20 years.North Macedonia is level with Israel on four points after drawing 1-1 with Slovenia. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View comments Google Philippines names new country director Germany’s Nico Schulz, fourth from left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side’s third goal during the Euro 2020 group C qualifying soccer match between Netherlands and Germany at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)Germany is winning again, and Croatia is struggling. The World Cup feels like a long time ago.After a year of problems off the field — and humiliation on it — the new Germany is finally starting to look like the old Germany. Grit, determination and Nico Schulz’s 90th-minute winner earned the Germans a confidence-boosting 3-2 win over the Netherlands on Sunday in a European Championship qualifier.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The challenge now for Loew is to keep the momentum going — after all, the win over Sweden was seen at the time as a much-needed boost after a poor run. It proved a false dawn when Germany promptly lost to South Korea and spectacularly crashed out of the World Cup.Germany’s next opponent, Belarus, lost 2-1 to group leader Northern Ireland which won its second straight group game with an 87th-minute goal from substitute Josh Magennis.CROATIA CREAKINGEight months after reaching the World Cup final, Croatia is unexpectedly struggling.Croatia’s defense was at times overwhelmed by a spirited Hungary team, conceding one goal to a fine passing move masterminded by Balazs Dzsudzsak, and the other after panicky set-piece defending.Since losing the World Cup final to France, Croatia’s results have been wildly inconsistent.A 6-0 loss to Spain in the Nations League, a 3-2 win over Spain soon after and Thursday’s labored 2-1 win over Azerbaijan have highlighted Croatia’s moments of brilliance and its vulnerabilities after losing key players to international retirement and injury.Earlier in the same group, Daniel James’ first international goal gave Wales the lead after five minutes against Slovakia before holding on to win 1-0.“It was a perfect start,” Wales coach Ryan Giggs said, and he was full of praise for the 21-year-old James. “He is a talent, and when you have got that raw pace you are a threat at any level.”Croatia, Hungary, Wales and Slovakia are level on three points in Group E. Last-placed Azerbaijan has no points. MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Western Odisha continues to sizzle, mercury down in coastal

first_imgareasBhubaneswar, May 24 (PTI) Western Odisha continued to sizzle under heat wave today though mercury dipped in most of the coastal areas.Titlagarh turned out to be the hottest place in the state at 46.5 degrees Celsius, followed by Hirakud, also located in the western region, at 45.4 degrees Celsius and Bhawanipatna at 45 degrees Celsius, the meteorological centre here said.The mercury stood at 44.5 degrees Celsius at Bolangir, 44 degrees Celsius at Sundargarh, 43.4 degrees Celsius at Jharsuguda and 43.1 degrees Celsius at Sonepur.At least 11 places in the state recorded a high of above 40 degrees Celsius, it said.As many places in the coastal belt experienced rains and thunderstorm last evening, the mercury level dropped to 38.3 degrees Celsius in Bhubaneswar from 40.5 degrees Celsius recorded yesterday.The maximum temperature in neighbouring Cuttack was 37 degrees Celsius, while it was 34.2 degrees Celsius in Balasore and 34 degrees Celsius in Puri.Meanwhile, death toll due to sunstroke remained unchanged at 20, according to Special Relief Commissioners office. PTI SKN KK IKAlast_img read more

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