UAE and China JV produces first oil from field offshore Abu Dhabi

first_imgAl Yasat, a joint venture between UAE’s ADNOC and China’s CNPC, has started first oil production from the Bu Haseer 2 offshore platform in Abu Dhabi.Source: ADNOCAl Yasat Petroleum is ADNOC’s youngest operating company and the first joint venture between ADNOC and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), established in 2014.The offshore area operated by Al Yasat consists of fields at Bu Haseer, Belbazem, Umm Al Dholou, Umm Al Salsal, and Yaser.ADNOC said on Wednesday that this was now the second production platform on the Bu Haseer field. The platform is poised to deliver 15,000 bpd and contribute to the company’s target of achieving 4 million bpd of oil production capacity by the end of 2020.“The success of the Bu Haseer full field development reflects the importance ADNOC places on its long-term partnership with China’s energy sector and highlights our continued success in developing challenging and ‘marginal’ tight oil fields,” ADNOC said.To remind, ADNOC in July 2018 awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the full development of the offshore Bu Haseer field to Abu Dhabi’s National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC).Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Daniels announces transfer to Georgia

first_imgOf course, Slovis can put to rest those depth concerns by remaining healthy and productive the entire season — an outcome USC will hope for. JT Daniels’ USC tenure has officially come to an end.  The redshirt sophomore quarterback announced Thursday via Instagram and Twitter his transfer to the University of Georgia to play for head coach Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs of the Southeastern Conference. USC head coach Clay Helton announced April 16 via USC Athletics’ Twitter that Daniels had entered his name in the transfer portal, but the possibility — albeit slim — remained that Daniels would stick with USC.  As of Thursday, that possibility is no longer. Daniels is now expected to compete with graduate transfer Jamie Newman and incoming freshman Carson Beck for the starting job at Georgia.  Slovis and redshirt senior Matt Fink are now the only two scholarship quarterbacks on USC’s roster.  The Trojans also added graduate transfer Mo Hasan in February, but their 2020 recruiting class included no quarterbacks. The scarcity at the position could create intrigue for USC after two starting quarterbacks in Daniels and Slovis missed time with injuries last season, forcing then-redshirt junior wide receiver Tyler Vaughns to take snaps at quarterback in practice prior to USC’s Week 5 matchup with Washington. Worth mentioning as well is the departure of left tackle Austin Jackson to the NFL, meaning USC will look to fill that void to prevent the Trojans from being forced to dig deeper into their quarterback room. center_img Redshirt sophomore quarterback JT Daniels throws a pass against Fresno State in Week 1, his only game of the 2019 season and his last game for USC. (Ling Luo / Daily Trojan) Daniels was a five-star recruit out of Mater Dei in the Class of 2018. 247Sports’ No. 2 pro-style quarterback in his class, Daniels won the starting job his freshman year and again in his sophomore year before going down in the 2019 season opener with a torn ACL and meniscus, causing him to redshirt. “THANK YOU USC,” Daniels’ social media posts announcing his transfer read. “Excited for the future #GoDawgs.”  As for USC, Daniels’ transfer figures to all but lock up the starting job for sophomore quarterback Kedon Slovis in 2020. There had been speculation about an open competition in the fall, though Slovis was presumed the frontrunner for the job even if Daniels had stayed with the Trojans. Slovis posted the third-highest completion percentage in the nation last year at 71.9% and threw for 3,502 yards, compared to marks of 60.7% and 2,887 yards for Daniels in his lone full season at USC — though Slovis benefitted from an Air Raid overhauled offense led by offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Graham Harrell in 2019. last_img read more

FanDuel Picks Week 13: NFL DFS lineup advice for GPP tournaments

first_imgMORE WEEK 13 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderFLEX Jordan Howard, Bears @ Giants ($5,700). I’m not a huge fan of Howard as a player, but this week seems to be a good one to target him, especially given his sub-$6K pricing.  While Howard hasn’t played well of late (112 total yards, no scores in his last three games) the Giants allow the fifth-most FanDuel points to RBs. They have struggled with bigger power backs in recent weeks too, including Peyton Barber and Adrian Peterson. Howard could be the next in line to break 100 yards and score, so we’ll get him as a cheap FLEX that may be among the lower-owned options in our lineup.DEF Buffalo Bills @ Dolphins ($4,000). In recent weeks, the Bills’ defense has played well against pedestrian quarterbacks, and they’re averaging 9.0 FanDuel points in their last two contests. They’re a lower-budget option that should have a chance to generate some turnovers against a still banged-up Ryan Tannehill, so we’ll take a chance on them as a low-budget option. Week 13 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerWeek 13 FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS tournament lineupQB Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. 49ers ($7,700). Last week, I took Lamar Jackson in a solid matchup as my QB, and that worked out. This week, I’ll be spending down into a similar price range to target another QB who can run in Wilson. Wilson is taking on a 49ers team that has allowed 19.9 FanDuel points per game to QBs. Wilson should have a chance to do damage against them despite his limited opportunities to pass the ball (the Seahawks throw the second-fewest amount of passes across the league). That latter stat is part of why Wilson is so cheap, and getting him as the 10th-highest priced QB on the slate seems like a bargain.RB Aaron Jones, Packers vs. Cardinals ($7,600). The Cardinals have allowed the fourth-most FanDuel points to RBs this season at a clip of 29.1 per game. Jones is starting to get more work in the Green Bay offense, and he has at least 93 scrimmage yards and a score in each of the past three weeks. The Packers will likely look to exploit the Cardinals weakness against the run, so that means that Jones could see carries early and often. As the seventh-highest priced RB on this slate, he’s a worthwhile investment.RB Phillip Lindsay, Broncos @ Bengals ($7,000). The Bengals defense has been dreadful in recent weeks, and they have allowed the third-most FanDuel points to RBs this season. Lindsay should have a chance to see a lot of touches, and he has at least 100 scrimmage yards and a score in each of the past two weeks. That, coupled with the fact that the Bengals have allowed four RB to score 19.5-plus fantasy points in the past three weeks makes Lindsay a good value as the 10th-highest priced RB on the slate.​WEEK 13 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWR Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos @ Bengals ($7,000). I am going with a contrarian stack by pairing Sanders with his equally-priced teammate Lindsay. The reason for this is simple: Cincinnati is simply that bad. Sanders should continue to see a bulk of the team’s targets, as he’s averaging 9.0 per game in the past three outings, and he will have a chance to break a big play. This leaves us heavily exposed to the Broncos playing an early game, but it should ultimately pay off because of the porous Bengals defense.WR D.J. Moore, Panthers @ Buccaneers ($6,400). In the past two games, Moore has logged 15 catches for 248 yards and a TD. He’s becoming the No. 1 receiver for the Panthers and should continue to see a volume of targets. The Buccaneers have allowed the fifth-most FanDuel points to WRs this year and this contest has the makings of an offensive showdown.WEEK 13 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | DraftKingsWR Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. 49ers ($6,700). I wanted to stack Wilson with one of his top weapons, and the pricing on Lockett here is solid. Lockett has been surprisingly consistent this season, and he has scored a TD in eight of 11 games. He should have a good chance to beat the 49ers’ coverage team, and Wilson targets his just about five times per game. That’s enough for us to take him on as a TD threat with decent volume.TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs @ Raiders ($7,800). I wanted exposure to the Raiders-Chiefs game, so I decided to spend up at TE. Kelce is far and away the highest-priced tight end, but spending up is possible since we didn’t spend up big at any other position. Kelce is averaging 15.17 FanDuel points per game, and he should consistently get close to that number, especially if he can score. He has a ton of upside, taking on one of the worst defenses in the league, so he’s well worth the investment on an otherwise thin-looking slate for the position. Last week’s slimmed-down NFL DFS slate is in the past, and now we have a deep player pool to choose from. For this week’s FanDuel GPP lineup, only the Saints-Cowboys, Chargers-Steelers, and Redskins-Eagles games were unavailable for main slate. That left players from 26 other teams to choose from for our daily fantasy football roster. This time around, we budgeted strategically and spent no more than $7,800 on any single pick.Because of our spending decisions, we were able to generally get top-tier talent at most positions. We didn’t target the pricing ceiling at any position, save for TE, but we spent down just enough and targeted matchup-based sleepers to carry our tournament lineup. We have two stacks, including a traditional QB-WR stack with a pair of Seahawks and a contrarian RB-WR stack with a team that has a great matchup. We’re hoping these moves gain us enough differentiation to really make some noise in GPP formats and get in the money.last_img read more

‘That was no draw’, says Walters after boxing decision

first_img“I clearly won the fight; that was no draw. I am shocked by this decision,” were the words of a disappointed Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters yesterday, when asked to comment on the majority draw decision of the judges in his fight against Jason Sosa, at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York, on Saturday night.In what has been declared by journalists who watched the fight at ringside as ‘the worst scored fight of 2015’, one judge, Tom Schreck, had Sosa the winner 96-94, while the other judges, Wynn Kintz and Don Ackerman, had it 95-95. The Gleaner scored the fight 97-93 for Walters, and as another point of reference, experienced HBO scorer and former international boxing judge, Harold Lederman, scored it 99-91 for Walters.It was a hard-fought and entertaining fight, with Walters, (26-0), fighting as a super featherweight (130 lb) for the first time. Having lost his featherweight title in June on the scale, when he weighed in a pound over the featherweight limit of 126 lb, Walters was using this fight as a benchmark to see how he would perform at the higher weight class.On this occasion, he fought a bigger man in the person of Sosa, who entered the ring with a 18-1-3 record, but he held his own in a fight that was mostly at close range, and his vicious body attacks clearly bothered his opponent. If one could find fault with his work during the 10 bruising rounds, it would be that he did not use his jabs enough.Whenever Walters went on the outside, he looked far superior than his opponent, and it was surprising that his trainers, Celso Ch·vez and Job Walters, did not tell him at any time in the fight to use his jabs more.The impression given was that they wanted to prove a point. They wanted it to be seen that Walters could outslug a bigger opponent.This tactic nearly backfired, however, as the judges clearly did not give Walters full credit for the good, clean punches to the body that he landed repeatedly. Walters was clearly the better fighter, and in the fifth round, he shook Sosa with a left hook to the body and right cross to the head combination.Surprisingly, he did not follow through and Sosa weathered the storm.BEST ROUNDSWalters gained the ascendancy as the fight progressed, and in the eighth round, he seemed as if he was trying to end it. This was one of his best rounds.Ironically, Sosa came out aggressively for the ninth, which was perhaps his best round.Walters came back firing on all cylinders in the final round, using jabs and hooks to good advantage, and it seemed a mere formality when the fight ended that it would be the Jamaican raising his hands in victory for the 27th time. That was not to be, however, as he had to share the spoils.He told The Gleaner that he will be taking a break for Christmas and the New Year and will be in Jamaica for a holiday soon.”I am coming home for a short holiday, after which I will sit down with my team and decide what we will do in 2016,” said Walters.last_img read more

Soft Tissue Fossil Treasure Trove Found in China

first_imgLive Science announced a major new fossil find in China with some 20,000 fossils.  It was found in a 50-foot thick layer of limestoneThe fossils are exceptionally well-preserved, with more than half of them completely intact, including soft tissues.  Apparently they were protected across the ages by mats of microbes that rapidly sealed their bodies off from decay after death….    Ninety percent of the fossils are bug-like creatures, such as crustaceans, millipedes and horseshoe crabs.  Fish make up 4 percent, including the “living fossil” known as the coelacanth, which is still alive today nearly 250 million years later.  Snails, bivalves (creatures including clams and oysters), squid-like belemnoids, nautilus-like ammonoids and other mollusks make up about 2 percent of the fossils.Other major fossils found include marine reptiles and “dolphin-bodied ichthyosaurs” (see photo accompanying the article with amazing detail evident).  Reporter Charles Q. Choi did not elaborate on whether the “soft tissues” included original material or, more likely, impressions of anatomical parts in rock.  The site, named the Luoping Site, is in southwest China.Once again, a fossil graveyard is found, indicating rapid burial and exquisite preservation.  What they didn’t mention about coelacanth is that it is a classic living fossil that was thought to have gone extinct at the end of the Cretaceous (65 million years ago), only to be found in 1938 swimming comfortably off the coast of South Africa.  And that’s not the only case of so-called “Lazarus taxa,” rising from the dead.  Who can really believe that (1) coelacanths never left another fossil for 65 million years, and (2) the soft tissues in these fossils were never disturbed for 250 million years?    Evolutionists keep the fogma machines (05/14/2007) running to distract the real message of the bones.  They bring in imaginary dinosaur feathers, slowly migrating continents, mass extinctions and hundreds of millions of years.  If we had not been so brainwashed into accepting this weird stretched-out chronology founded by Sir Lyell Lot and his cronies, we would laugh at such notions.  Look past the Darwin promissory notes (06/26/2010, 02/24/2010) and reckless drafts on the bank of time (07/02/2007), and let the collateral earn its own interest.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Foursquare Borrows $41M, Checks In As The Mayor Of Debt Town

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Foursquare#social media A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos brian proffittcenter_img Related Posts Foursquare has checked in as the mayor of Debt Town today after announcing $41 million in loans from new and current investors. Which really puts the pressure on the company to generate real revenue as it shifts its focus away from simple social check-ins and tries to recoup lost ground in the battle over local search.No investors plunked down cash for new Foursquare shares. Instead, new investor Silver Lake Waterman led the financing with what other reports are calling a multiyear loan, while existing Foursquare investors — Andreessen Horowitz, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures — offered loans that will convert to equity if Foursquare’s valuation rises.In other words, Foursquare just put itself into the hole in a high-risk gamble. The Silver Lake loan will most likely force the startup to make regular interest and principal payments lest it risk default — creating a steady cash drain that most startups try hard to avoid. We’ve reached out to Foursquare for more information on that investment, and I’ll update when and if I hear back.The convertible debt, meanwhile, represents a hedge of sorts for the company’s existing investors. They get to sidestep the question of Foursquare’s actual valuation — which obviously suggests it’s not doing that great — and, should things go south, may stand a better chance of recouping some of their investment than if they held nothing but equity.A Foursquare In FlatlandThis means Foursquare, which has increasingly found itself in trouble with the entry of Google+ and Facebook into local search, is under a lot more pressure to demonstrate that it can make money. Investors like Union Square’s Albert Wenger claim they see opportunities for Foursquare to take off, with the explosion of smartphones and abatement of couponing services like Groupon.Wenger highlights what Foursquare really wants you to do with its app: Don’t just check in, but identify retailers and businesses more actively so that your data in turn can drive better local searches. It’s a tough nut to crack, particularly since Android users are more easily tied to Google to do the same thing, and many smartphone users of any platform are apt to use Facebook.This may be the key problem for Foursquare: it’s too specialized. Users may be more likely to share information on Facebook, for example, because they’re already using it to socialize. I don’t use either service regularly, but if I did, I’d rather share a review with my more well-developed network of Facebook friends.Foursquare is going to have to turn itself around and get more money coming in the door. If it can’t do get positive cash flow through its services, it may have to resort to other methods, such as raise equity privately or publicly to pay off debt holders.There’s also the option my former colleague Jon Mitchell has put forth: Fourquare could sell itself to Apple. Or any bigger company, for that matter. Given Apple’s need for better local data, Mitchell’s argument makes a whole heck of a lot of sense.However it does it, Foursquare now has to make money fast to work off this new debt in a very competitive market. If it doesn’t get traction soon, Foursquare won’t be mayor of anything.Image courtesy of Juan Camilo Bernal/Shutterstock. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

Pistols Firing Week 3 Picks

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. We all struggled in Week 2 (thanks, OSU), but we are back at it in Week 3. Kyle and Kyle need some major help. Locks of the week (denoted in bold) count as two. You can track the weekly standings along with us here.screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-1-32-19-pmKyle PorterI clearly have no idea what I’m doing so I’ll keep my reasoning brief.• OSU -4.5 over Pitt feels like a public overreaction to one play. What if OSU is 2-0? What is this line? It’s not -4.5. I’ll take the Pokes and lock it up.• OU getting points at home with a chance to jump back in the CFP? Yes please. Also, I love OU.• USC might stink. Stanford -9 for me.• I watched FSU-Ole Miss. FSU is insane. I can’t believe Louisville is in their league athletically. Don’t ask me if a freshman QB on the road scares me. Nope, don’t want to talk about it.• Bama -11. This is probably a bad line, but I can’t not think Bama is going to win every game by 30.Kyle Boone• I like OSU to bounce back in a big way. OSU: 41, Pitt: 27.• In 30 games as an underdog, Stoops is 16-14 dating back to 1999. It’s a toss-up, but I’ll take Ohio State with the advantage in the secondary – where OU looks less than ideal. Ohio State: 31, OU: 27.• Cal is giving up approximately 900 rushing yards per game, which is a horrible matchup for them against Texas and their power runners D’Onta Foreman and Chris Warren. I like Texas to continue their hot streak. Texas: 35, Cal: 24• I’m interested in the Florida-North Texas matchup with Oklahoma prep standout Mason Fine leading North Texas against Florida’s Luke Del Rio. I don’t think it will be close, but I’m not convinced Florida can run them out of the building. Florida: 45, UNT: 20• Chosen Rosen > Taysom Hill. BYU won’t be able to grind this one out and UCLA has too much talent. UCLA: 30, BYU: 17Carson Cunningham• Oklahoma State (-4.5) I don’t think OSU can play much worse on offense than they did vs. CMU. The defense played fairly well (sans third down!) as they held the Chips to 23 points before You Know What happened. That should be enough to win the game with Mason Rudolph, James Washington, et al. I expect Mason to be locked-in. #FreeJustice• Ohio State (-1) I’ve gone back and forth on this all week. It’s a GREAT spot for OU: New stadium, young Buckeye team, Stoops home a ‘dog for the first time since 2000…but Ohio State has better talent. Especially up front. Urban Meyer is undefeated on the road at tOSU for a reason as well, which is simply preposterous.• TCU (-24.5)  I know it’s year one of the Matt Campbell Era…but, the Cyclones fired Paul Rhoads for this?• Texas (-7) I was high on Texas this offseason, for the first time in eons. I picked them as my Big 12 Dark Horse and now I’m picking them to cover 7 points, on the road, with a true freshman quarterback. What a difference a year makes.screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-12-55-22-pm• Alabama (-11) This isn’t Star Wars. Take the Empire over the Rebels.screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-12-55-45-pmCaleb Deck• OSU covers against Pitt. Mason bounces back from the overthrows, Hill gets 10+ touches and breaks 70 yards, we win the turnover battle and take a win off Pitt. But mostly cause I will never, ever, ever bet against the Pokes.• OU falls to Ohio St. Baker has looked shaky to start the season and the running back duo didn’t look as threatening against Houston as they did last year. Sadly (kind of) our southern brothers go down 1-2 on the season.• I’m not ready to jump all in on Texas yet, but Cal just lost to San Diego St. while giving up 334 rushing yards. That does not bode well facing D’Onta Foreman and Chris Warren. Everything Trevor Knight has a chip on his shoulder after being passed up by OU for a walk-on (the nerve…..) and leads the Aggies to a victory in Auburn.• You know the old saying, “If You Can’t Beat Them Even Though You Actually Did Beat Them But The Refs Added A Play To The Game Then Root For Them To Beat Every Other Team They Play.” CMU wins out and goes to the playoff starting with a win over UNLV this week.Thomas Fleming• OSU -4.5 — I really hope they win, and by more than this.• Ohio State -1 — If OU loses, the Big 12 loses all hope of looking good nationally. But on the other hand, OU loses and I get to listen to Sports Animal blow up for an hour or so.• ISU +24.5 over TCU — This line seems a bit high even if it is at TCU. ISU won’t win, but won’t lose by 25.• TTU -10.5 over La. Tech — Both teams can score points, but Mahomes & Co. Will come home and take their ASU frustration on an average Go5 team.• SDSU -11 over UNI: The Aztecs have won 12 games in a row and I don’t see that ending against the Huskies.last_img read more

Rudolph Shoulders Blame For Bedlam Misery

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mason Rudolph’s poor performance on Saturday was not the only reason Oklahoma State lost in Bedlam, but it was a big one. Rudolph was 11/25 for 186 yards and no TDs. He missed receivers all over the field. Rudolph did run the ball quite well, which was a bright spot, but all in all it was probably the worst performance we have seen from No. 2 since the Texas game last year.Here is Pro Football Focus on his grade.Rudolph seemed to have problems all game with trying to get a grip on the football, as it seemed to be slipping out of his hands every time he threw … [he] was 0-of-7 on passes between 10 and 20 yards. Rudolph found himself under pressure on 8 dropbacks (out of 29) and failed to complete any of his five attempts, while also taking two sacks. While this was a tough game for Rudolph, it shouldn’t take away from the phenomenal season he had in which he graded out at 89.5 overall, among the best college quarterbacks in the country. [PFF]I would blame the rain or the conditions but … well, did you watch Baker Mayfield? No, this one is on Rudolph. For all the adulation he (rightfully) received for winning the 2014 game, he has to take the blame for this one (and he did).“Just a rough day,” said Rudolph after Bedlam. “Honestly, I’ll take all the responsibility for the lack of production, especially in the second half. Obviously, it needed to be better. [My performance was] not great at times. I think I try to do a good job managing the ball in the first half and taking care of the ball and pulling the ball when we needed to but I think our guys up front played well all game and I’ve just got to be more productive … I think we had a great game plan. I think it was just a question of execution on my part and we’ve just got to be better.”As for whether the weather affected him, Rudolph didn’t make excuses.“We kind of practiced a little bit all week in preparation for it, but there are certain times when you’re going tempo and the ball is a little more wet at the beginning of the drive than it is when you’re not going tempo,” said Rudolph. “But once again, no excuses. We’ve just got to be consistent.”Again, no bigger fan of No. 2 than me. He will be fine. He is 21-6 as a starter and just lead OSU to back-to-back 10-win* seasons. To go Gundy on you … in the society we live in, there is maybe no bigger issue than the one that befalls individuals who cannot hold two truths in their minds at the same time. Rudolph can both have been awful in Bedlam (he was) and still be a great college quarterback (he is).The road issues are a real thing, and we will dive into them more as the season winds down. And I suppose the silver lining here is that there is a sub-zero chance Rudolph will declare for the NFL Draft now so we get another year of him with all those weapons. And one more shot at winning Bedlam.last_img read more

Heynckes hints he may stay at Bayern

first_imgBayern München ‘I never said I will retire’ – Heynckes hints at Bayern Munich stay Jamie Smith 02:00 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bayern München Bundesliga Despite appearing to back Thomas Tuchel as his Die Roten successor, the veteran coach Jupp Heynckes suggested he could postpone retirement Jupp Heynckes has hinted he may be persuaded to sign a new Bayern Munich contract, with the coach’s deal set to expire at the end of the season.Heynckes signed a short-term contract when he was appointed as the replacement for sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti in October 2017.Bayern have been flying in Heynckes’ fourth spell in charge, with the Bundesliga champions 20 points clear at the top of the league and through to the DFB-Pokal semi-finals. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Heynckes bowed out at Bayern in June 2013 after leading the club to the treble and the coach may yet repeat the feat, his side holding a 5-0 lead against Besiktas in the last-16 of the Champions League.And although Heynckes named Tuchel as a potential successor in an interview this week, the 72-year-old suggested he is considering staying on at Bayern for next season.”I can only say nothing at all is decided yet, because, until now I have definitely never said I will retire in the summer,” Heynckes told reporters on Friday.”I have only ever referred to our agreement from last year which is still valid.”Regarding the Sport Bild interview, I only stressed my appreciation for my colleague Thomas Tuchel, who I know very well.#Heynckes on #FCBHSV: “We have analysed our opponent. HSV are obviously under incredible pressure. We’re at home and want to build on our good performance in Freiburg.” #MiaSanMia— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) March 9, 2018″But if you study the context of the whole interview, I also praised many other coaching colleagues as well.”Tuchel has been taking a break from the game since being fired by Borussia Dortmund in May 2017, while Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann is another name reportedly in the frame for Bayern.last_img read more

When are the UCL and UEL quarter-final draws?

first_imgUEFA Champions League When are the Champions League and Europa League quarter-final draws? Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:30 16/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Arsenal Milan UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Lazio Porto Milan Lokomotiv Moskva Salzburg Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund Bayern München Athletic Club Beşiktaş PSG Dynamo Kyiv Manchester United RB Leipzig CSKA Moskva Liverpool Basel Manchester City Juventus Tottenham Hotspur Sevilla Roma Shakhtar Donetsk Chelsea Barcelona Arsenal Atlético Madrid Olympique Lyonnais Viktoria Plzeň Sporting CP Olympique Marseille Zenit As we head into the latter stages of the tournaments, Goal brings you everything you need to know ahead of the draws The full complement of teams to take their place in the Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals is now known.A total of 16 teams have secured safe passage to the last eight of each competition, with the Europa League last-16 clashes coming to an end just one day prior to the draw on Friday.Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of the Champions League and Europa League draws for the quarter-finals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp When is the Champions League quarter-final draw? Champions League drawThe Champions League quarter-final draw will take place Friday, March 16 at 11:00 GMT (06:00 ET) .It will happen at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, and fans will be able to follow it via live stream on UEFA’s official website as well as being able to follow the latest news on Goal.The first legs will be played on April 3 and 4, with the return legs taking place a week later on April 10 and 11. How does the Champions League quarter-final draw work?Unlike previous draws, there are no restrictions on which clubs can draw one another.So, should Barcelona reach the next round, for example, a Clasico matchup against Real Madrid could be on the cards.Which teams are in the Champions League quarter-finals? Real Madrid secured their spot by beating Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain in both legs of their tie; Zinedine Zidane’s side picked up a 3-1 home victory before beating PSG 2-1 in the return leg. Joining Real in the last eight of the competition will be Premier League duo Liverpool, whose 5-0 victory at Porto in the first leg of their double-header was enough to see them through, and Manchester City, who progressed past FC Basel with an aggregate score of 5-2.Tottenham, however, were beaten 2-1 by Juventus at Wembley in the second meeting between the two clubs, meaning the Italian champions squeezed into the next round with a 4-3 aggregate scoreline.Manchester United were knocked out following a 2-1 defeat at home to Sevilla, while Roma progressed at the expense of Shakhtar Donetsk thanks to away goals.On Wednesday, Barcelona were inspired by Lionel Messi’s double in seeing off the challenge of Chelsea, sealing a 4-1 aggregate victory at Camp Nou.There were no surprises, meanwhile, in Istanbul, as Bayern completed an 8-1 drubbing of Besiktas to advance once more. Confirmed Teams Real Madrid Liverpool Manchester City Juventus Sevilla Roma Barcelona Bayern Munich When is the Europa League quarter-final draw? The Europa League quarter-final draw will be made at 12:00 GMT (07:00 ET) on Friday, March 16.The first leg of the quarter-final ties will take place on Thursday, April 5, with the reverse fixtures to be played a week later on Thursday April 12.Which teams are in the Europa League quarter-finals? Ramsey celeb Milan ArsenalThe likes of Atletico Madrid and Arsenal marched into the quarter finals with dominant wins on Thursday.Atletico saw off Lokomotiv Moscow in an 8-1 aggregate victory, while the Gunners’ class held out against AC Milan as they advanced thanks to a 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium. Borussia Dortmund, however, were not so lucky, falling in a big upset at the hands of Austria’s RB Salzburg; their neighbours, and fellow Red Bull side, RB Leipzig kept the German flag flying by seeing off Zenit. Lazio are the only Italian team left, while France’s Marseille, Sporting of Portugal and CSKA Moscow represent their respective nations. Curiously, the eight quarter-finalists hail from eight different nations, while only four countries will be on display in the Champions League quarter-finals. Confirmed Teams Atletico Madrid CSKA Salzburg Arsenal Lazio RB Leipzig Marseille Sportinglast_img read more