Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos gives hope to Arsenal and Tottenham over summer transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Arsenal and Tottenham have been heavily linked with Ceballos (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t want them [Real Madrid] to sell me,’ Ceballos told Onda Cero.‘But I want to enjoy myself and feel important, wherever that may be.‘I have a bit of experience and I believe that next year will be my best year.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterFriday 28 Jun 2019 8:37 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Dani Ceballos has hinted his future could be away from Real Madrid (Getty Images)Dani Ceballos admits he doesn’t want Real Madrid to sell him this summer but has not ruled out the prospect of joining Arsenal or Tottenham on loan.The 22-year-old started only 13 games in La Liga last season and has been heavily linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.Reports in Spain claim that Madrid would be open to a loan deal with both Arsenal and Tottenham heavily linked with a move for the midfielder.Ceballos has been one of Spain’s standout performers during their European Under-21 Championship campaign this month and the midfielder has suggested that he could be leaving Madrid for a temporary spell.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos gives hope to Arsenal and Tottenham over summer transferlast_img read more

Mohave Valley Raceway celebrates 25th, Baca celebrates IMCA Modified feature win

first_imgChaz Baca was the $1,500 IMCA Modified winner at Mohave Valley Raceway’s 25th anniversary event Saturday night. (Photo by Rona Philpott)MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. (April 14) – Consistency has Chaz Baca on top of IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region point standings.Speed put him in victory lane Saturday at Mohave Valley Raceway’s 25th anniversary special … twice.Baca led the last 10 laps in winning the IMCA Modified feature, and $1,500. He also scored the $1,000 checkers in a borrowed dwarf car.“This race has been on our schedule for about a month,” he said following the four-hour tow home to Mesa. “It’s the first time I’ve won two big money races on the same night. It feels pretty good. We were super excited.”Baca ran second in his heat, started the main event from eighth and was up to second just after midway in the 25-lapper.He was reeling in pole starter Bill McIntosh before a caution, then took the lead after the ensuing restart.Mike Kirby ended in second with Leland Hibdon, Clint Reichenbach and McIntosh completing the top five.Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Baca won for the second time this season. He’s finished in the top five in nearly half of his 28 starts thus far in 2018.“We’re trying to be consistent and be in the top three, top five every race. It felt really good this weekend, especially the money,” said Baca, looking to put part of that payday toward a 2018 Shaw.Feature results – 1. Chaz Baca; 2. Mike Kirby; 3. Leland Hibdon; 4. Clint Reichenbach; 5. Bill McIntosh; 6. Ryan Roath; 7. Ronnie Meyer Jr.; 8. Brenda Kirby; 9. Bryan Wulfenstein; 10. Billy Wormsbecker; 11. Steve Simpson, Jr.; 12. Adam Marx; 13. Randy Ahrns; 14. John Clemens; 15. Bud Sturgis; 16. Paul Hurns; 17. Cameron Williams; 18. Kelsie Foley; 19. Bobby Ziello; 20. Patrick McIntosh.last_img read more

Creation-Evolution Controversy in the News

first_imgDarwin, Genesis, Paul Mirecki, disclaimer stickers, Kansas and intelligent design continue to be searchable keywords in news reporting about science education.Mirecki’s got a fight on his hands:  The embattled U of Kansas prof who was going to ridicule intelligent design (ID) in a religion class till his inflammatory email surfaced (11/29/2005), and who later claimed to be beaten up off-campus (12/07/2005), continues to get a pummeling in the news as he tries to defend himself.  Though he claims he was pressured to resign, and threatens to sue over his lack of support by the university (see Lawrence Journal-World 12/10), the Lawrence Journal-World claimed Dec. 13 that he left voluntarily.  The Journal-World also reprinted a postcard sent out by the Religious Studies department of the University repudiating Mirecki’s “inappropriate comments” but expressing appreciation for his scholarly work and teaching.  Science Magazine took note of this in its Random Samples column, but focused on the attack and not the controversy about it.  No arrests have been made of any suspects.  Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin has been trying for a week to get to the bottom of this.Georgia Stickers Reviewed:  When federal judge Clarence Cooper ordered evolution-disclaimer stickers removed from Cobb County, Georgia biology textbooks last January (see 01/13/2005), the school board appealed.  The item has come up for review by a federal appeals panel, according to an Associated Press story on MSNBC News and South Carolina’s The State.  The three judges are questioning the accuracy of Cooper’s decision.  To them, the disclaimer seems non-religious and straightforward.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said the judges gave the lower court ruling a “hostile reception,” indicating they might side with the school board in their ruling next year.  Rob Crowther for Evolution News put the pieces together to claim that the ACLU lied to the federal court while making its claim that the stickers constituted an endorsement of religion.  Pam Sheppard reported on this story for Answers in Genesis and also mentioned the lawsuit against the University of California by Christian Schools accusing the university system of discrimination.Evolution of Conservatism:  Casey Luskin argued in Human Events that intelligent design is within the future of the conservative movement.  This was to rebut the claims of Charles Krauthammer and George Will, who had sided with the Darwinists in their editorials (see 11/19/2005, third bullet).Dutch & Such:  The University of Leiden is holding a half-day symposium on intelligent design today (Dec 16), according to Tom Magnuson at Access Research Network.  The question is, “Is ID about theology or science?”The Whole Truth:  The Darwin exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History (12/08/2005) is giving a sanitized version of Darwinism, wrote John West for Evolution News.  The exhibit mentions little or nothing about the social implications of Darwinism, such as racism and eugenics – including the Darwin’s own ideas on those subjects, which West says the museum “completely suppresses.”Bible Spin:  Top Tech News reported as an oddity the ministry of Rusty Carter, “who has a degree in biblical studies from Colorado Christian University and earns his living doing floor maintenance.”  Carter leads Christian school groups on tours of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science but gives a “Biblically Correct” interpretation of the exhibits.  The curator seems not sure what to do about it.  See the earlier stories from 10/17/2005, 09/28/2005, and 09/22/2005.Kansas Rolls Up Its Sleeves:  Now that the Kansas school board is permitting criticisms of Darwinism, school board member Kathy Martin wants curriculum materials for teachers, reported the Kansas City Star.Icons Defended:  Jonathan Wells has been posting reprints on ID the Future of rebuttals to criticisms of his 2000 book, Icons of Evolution.Anti-ID Folks Weigh In:  Alan Boyle, in his Cosmic Log on MSNBC News on Dec. 13, tallied up the feedback from his list of biggest scientific controversies of the year (12/08/2005).  He was “frankly surprised by the overwhelming sentiment against intelligent design” in his unscientific experiment.  He reprinted examples, like “If the proponents of intelligent design are successful in foisting their delusions on a new generation of young Americans, they will likely further undermine future American competitiveness in the biological sciences, and possibly in other fields of scientific endeavor as well.”  Boyle surmised that “perhaps it demonstrates that mainstream scientists have made some headway after all, in spite of the political challenges in Pennsylvania and Kansas.”This Guy Is Falling:  Donald Kennedy in Science 12/16, in an editorial about science education, warned about terrible consequences if science educators don’t help students think critically about things like intelligent design:Second, the future of the world is at stake!  That’s not melodrama.  Never have exciting new developments in science been more tightly connected to real dilemmas in public policy.  If the electorate distrusts science and doesn’t understand how scientists explore and interrogate the natural world, how will they vote on issues ranging from stem cell research and global climate change to the teaching of intelligent design in our schools?  In addition to full-time scientists, we need educated citizens who can think critically about the science and technology choices so prominent in contemporary political life.But then, isn’t that what the Georgia textbook stickers asked students to do about evolution – think critically?We’re still waiting for substantive arguments on why students should be taught that humans have bacteria ancestors.  Pro-evolution reporters seem to get worked up over politics, definitions, motives, implications, religion, and authority.  How about a little scientific evidence?(Visited 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John Deere introduces 2510H High-Speed Applicator with Dry Nutrient Attachment

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest New Dry Nutrient Attachment expands use of 2510H Applicator, improves nutrient stewardship and increases yield potential  John Deere unveils a Dry Nutrient Attachment for the 2510H High-Speed Applicator to increase nutrient placement accuracy and reduce trips across the field. The attachment also make it easier for customers to apply dry nutrients and anhydrous at the same time.“This is a performance-driven advancement that increases operational efficiency, asset utilization, and nutrient retention for the crop through accurate sub-surface placement,” says Nathan Kramer, product marketing manager for John Deere. “We took an already popular tool, the 2510H High-Speed Applicator, and added greater versatility and productivity to it with optional dry application capabilities.”The 2510H can now apply all three of the primary nutrients, nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium (K), below the soil surface, at the same time. The attachment gives operators the flexibility to precisely apply dry nutrients while simultaneously injecting anhydrous. This reduces passes through the field, the amount of time spent applying nutrients, and overall fuel consumption.Accurately applying N, P and K puts those nutrients closer to the root zone for more effective plant nourishment. The dry nutrient attachment’s subsurface fertilizer placement reduces nutrient loss from run-off or erosion.“One-pass anhydrous and dry nutrient application helps reduce soil compaction by eliminating trips across the field and provides other agronomic benefits that increase yield potential,” adds Kramer. “We’ve made crop nutrient application smarter, and for operators, more flexible.”The dry tank can be ordered with the 2510H High Speed Applicator in a 15-row configuration. Customers can choose between 6-ton and 9-ton dry tank capacities.For more information on the Dry Nutrient Attachment for the 2510H High-Speed Applicator, see your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/ag.last_img read more

Terror in Turin as stampede leaves 1,500 injured

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games FEU clinches quarterfinals spot, tramples Adamson BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES “This is a city that lives with anxiety and panic is something that is very difficult to control,” said Turin Prefect Renato Saccone.Beer bottlesThe scare in Turin came just minutes before another deadly attack unfolded in London with assailants driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then going on a stabbing spree before being shot dead by police.“Even if there have been no Islamist attacks in Italy, the panic of last night shows they are achieving their objectives even here,” said Roberto Calderoli, a Senator for the Northern League.Several thousand fans had turned up to watch the match in the Piazza San Carlo in downtown Turin.As fear took hold, a rush towards exit points quickly accelerated and the square emptied so quickly it was left strewn with hundreds of shoes ripped off people’s feet as they ran.ADVERTISEMENT Three people were in a serious but not life-threatening condition, including a young boy. Local media described him as a seven-year-old and said he was in a coma with serious chest injuries after being trampled in the crush.AFP reporters who witnessed the scenes said the panic seemed to have been triggered by fireworks, followed by one or more people shouting that a bomb had exploded — a notion that quickly filtered through the crowd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe incident compounded a miserable night for fans of Turin-based Juventus, who lost the final 4-1 to Real Madrid.It also underlined the impact recent acts of terror are having on a jittery public across Europe, and the dilemmas now faced by organisers of any mass gathering of people following the Bataclan, Paris and Manchester concert attacks. The square was still dotted with shoes, clothes, bags and patches of blood on Sunday morning. The high number of cuts was blamed on beer in glass bottles having been freely available before and during the match from unlicensed vendors.“We heard a noise, then there was a movement of people like a wave and everyone started falling over each other,” said Luca, one of the fans caught up in the drama.“I have got blood on me from the people who fell on top of me, people were screaming, jumping over each other,” he told AFPTV. “It was really awful – we really thought it was Manchester again.”Heysel memoriesSome of the injuries occurred after a railing around the entrance to an underground car park beneath the square gave way under the weight of the crush, causing some of those injured to fall up to two metres (nearly seven feet) onto tarmac.Local media cited older Juventus supporters present as saying the panic had evoked painful memories of the 1985 Heysel disaster, in which 39 mostly Italian fans died when they were crushed by a collapsing wall before the start of that year’s European Cup final, against Liverpool.Another fan, Giulio, said he had been knocked to the ground. “Everyone just trampled over me. I got separated from all my friends. I don’t have the slightest idea what happened.”Fellow supporter Filippo took refuge in a restaurant in a neighbouring square. “They gave us something to drink and we stayed there until it was calm outside and we went back to find the shoe my daughter had lost.”“It was very stressful,” added Gaetan. “With everything that is going on nowadays, it’s only to be expected. We just panicked and tried to get out of there.” Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Juventus fans leave San Carlo’s square at the end of the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Juventus fans watching the Champions League final have rushed out of a Turin piazza in panic in what news reports said was an apparent false alarm. Hundreds of people watching the match on giant TV screens ran in a near-stampede from the center of the piazza. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)More than 1,500 people were injured, three seriously, after a bomb scare triggered a stampede among Juventus fans watching the Champions League final in Turin, local authorities said Sunday.In an update on Saturday’s dramatic events in a square packed with supporters watching the Cardiff match on a giant screen, the local prefecture said 1,527 had been treated for mainly minor injuries.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

MP Sachin Tendulkar off the mark, seeks to integrate sports, studies

first_imgMaster Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is taking guard to bat for an all-new cause.The preparation seems to be impeccable – just as you had seen him at Wankhede, the WACA in Perth, Trent Bridge or the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain – and could see him playing a larger political role in the coming days.Four months into his innings as a Rajya Sabha Member, he appears to have got a measure of the political pitch and is clearly keen to make his time out in the middle count. The result is a letter to Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on the issue of integrating sports with education.Tendulkar has sent a presentation to Sibal on his vision of how sports can get its due in the country’s education system. Writing in his capacity as an Elder, he says he wants to meet Sibal and is keen to further the cause of sports.Sibal told Mail Today, “Yes, I have received a letter from Sachin. I have written back to him asking him to come to the HRD ministry to make a presentation on the subject.”Sources close to the minister said that while the minister is personally inclined to incorporate Tendulkar’s suggestions in the curriculum, such matters are decided by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which will work out the modalities for the same.Political dutiesTendulkar’s initiative in reaching out to Sibal – his first steps in trying to address a larger audience as a politician with the prospect of a role in government – comes at a time when his comment on reassessing his cricketing future in November has fuelled speculation on his retirement from cricket.Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal.”When I feel that I am not delivering what is needed, and then I will re-look at the scheme of things. I am already 39 and no one expects me to go on playing forever,” he said in an interview to a private TV channel on October 5.Sachin’s letter to Sibal could not have come at a better time for his efforts to seek a formal role for sports in education. The HRD ministry has of late been focusing on giving education a holistic outlook, which includes according importance to sports and co- curricular activities in schools and higher education.For instance, in the case of Unmukt Chand, the under-19 cricketer who was not allowed to appear for his college examination because of low attendance, Sibal had intervened to get him an exemption.Recently, the minister approved UGC guidelines to provide free education to undergraduate and postgraduate students who win laurels for the country at the Olympics or world championships.According to the sporting fraternity, Tendulkar’s efforts to highlight sports in curriculum will make a quicker and bigger impact. “It’s a great initiative from Sachin Tendulkar,” said former cricketer Ravi Shastri.”Yes, sports should be included in the curriculum.It’s a great gesture from Sachin and his voice can make a great impact. Sport is important not only for winning medals but for the general health of the nation,” said badminton player P. Gopichand.Olympic medal winner and boxer Mary Kom hopes that this will benefit all sporting disciplines and not just cricket.”I would want that all sport be given equal importance and not just cricket. Because, in that case, youngsters will choose only that sport,” Kom said.New inningsThe veteran cricketer was sworn in as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha on June 4 this year. There were mixed reactions to this. It was then that Tendulkar had first said that he would like to be remembered as someone who contributed to all sports.”With the nomination as Rajya Sabha member, I think I am in a better position not only to help cricket but also other sports in the country which is really important and means a lot to me. And I will try my best to help other sports,” he had told reporters right after his swearing-in.Meanwhile, an HRD ministry official said that the ministry had already taken steps towards integrating sports with education.”The minister would like to meet him ( Tendulkar) to get a better understanding of his ideas and vision,” a ministry official said.advertisementlast_img read more

NFL Week 9 Playoff Implications A Crucial Week For The Saints And

Week 8 of the NFL season was rough for the Carolina Panthers. On Sunday, they squandered a chance to steal a win against the suddenly vulnerable Seattle Seahawks, losing 13-9 at home. That night, the Saints — Carolina’s only NFC South rival of consequence — routed the Green Bay Packers 44-23. The Panthers’ lead in the NFC South is now so small it actually takes some arithmetic to determine that their 3-4-1 record is superior to the Saints’ 3-4 mark.Going into Week 8, we estimated the Panthers’ playoff probability to be 55 percent.1As a reminder, playoff probabilities for this article are derived from a betting-market-based ranking system that is separate from FiveThirtyEight’s Elo-based playoff probabilities. In the case of the Panthers, the estimates did not differ much, with the Elo rankings giving Carolina a 60 percent chance of making the playoffs. But with our latest simulations, that number has tumbled to 30 percent. Only about half of this drop can be attributed to game outcomes and resulting win-loss-tie records. The remainder of it is due to an update to the rankings (derived from Vegas point spreads), which has widened the gulf between the Panthers and the Saints.But this week, the Panthers have an opportunity to claw back some of their losses. On Thursday night, they host the Saints at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. As you can see in the above charts, the Saints and Panthers each have 32 percentage points of playoff probability riding on this game. This is a remarkably large number at the midpoint of the season.Several factors have combined to make this game a perfect storm of playoff implications. First, the Panthers’ tie game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6 renders the divisional tiebreakers moot, removing a layer of uncertainty from our projections and throwing the playoff implications into starker relief. The NFC South also exists in its own playoff bubble, quarantined from the rest of the NFC (see the NFC chart above — the South is surrounded by a healthy buffer of gray cells). The second-best team from the NFC South is unlikely to contend for one of the two wild card seeds, making playoff probability synonymous with division title probability. With fewer teams with which to exchange playoff probabilities, the amount of each weekly probability “swap” becomes that much larger. And finally, the Panthers and Saints go into Thursday night’s game with near-identical records, thus the winner will emerge with sole possession of the lead in the NFC South.In the AFC, the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens in the North is similar. It’s also a divisional matchup with significant implications for the participating teams, and little to no consequence for the rest of the league.At the opposite end of the spectrum, we have Sunday’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Houston Texans. This game features a total playoff swing of 73 percentage points split among 19 NFL teams. More than half the league has a rooting interest in the outcome. As one would expect, AFC teams do better with a Houston loss and NFC teams do better with a Philadelphia loss. Somewhat surprisingly, the Dallas Cowboys’ playoff hopes only swing by a relatively small amount, despite being in a tight race with the Eagles for the NFC East title. The reason for the relatively low stakes is that a win by the Eagles largely trades division title probability for wild card probability. An Eagles win would drop the Cowboys’ division title chances from 48 percent to 42 percent, but their wild card outlook would increase from 30 percent to 34 percent, resulting in a net playoff loss of only 2 percentage points.The most anticipated game of the week figures to be Sunday’s matchup between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. But in terms of playoff implications, the latest iteration of the Brady-Manning rivalry ranks fairly low. The Broncos are a virtual lock for the playoffs in our simulations. A loss to New England would be but a scratch, dropping their playoff prospects from 99 percent to 98 percent. The stakes are higher for the Patriots but far from make or break. A loss would drop their playoff chances from 79 percent to 73 percent.This game does have a significant impact on the race for the top playoff seed in the AFC. Going into Week 9, the Broncos are the clear favorite, with a 79 percent chance of winning the No. 1 seed. If New England is able to pull off a victory at home, the race opens up considerably. The Broncos’ chances drop to 59 percent, with the benefit largely accruing to the Patriots: The Patriots’ top-seed probability would increase from 9 percent to 21 percent. And because the first tiebreaker used is head-to-head matchups, a win against the Broncos is worth two games to the Patriots.A New England victory would also increase the Colts’ chances from 4 percent to 7 percent. The Colts opened the season with a loss to the Broncos, thus the head-to-head tiebreaker works against them here. The chart below summarizes the anticipated top-seed probabilities under both outcomes of the Denver-New England matchup.Our game summary table features some new columns this week. Each game’s impact to the finer points of playoff seeding is also assessed and summarized. The Ravens-Steelers game has the largest impact on division title probabilities (seeds No. 1 through 4). The Cardinals-Cowboys game is most consequential for which teams qualify for a first-round bye (seeds No. 1 and 2). And as we have already called out, the Broncos-Patriots game has the largest impact on which team gets the top conference playoff seed. NFL Playoff Implications, our weekly guide to what games matter, and whom they matter to, returns for Week 9 of the NFL season. For an explanation of the methodology, see here. The rankings behind these probabilities can be found here, at the co-author’s blog. read more

KPD Offers Vacation House Checks

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Police Department is offering citizens a “vacation house check” service during the holiday season. Thefts and break-ins may increase during the holidays, since many families travel during the holiday season potentially leaving their homes unattended. KPD Sergeant Paul Cushman: “They will pull up in the driveway and sometimes do a walk around to make sure there are not tracks in the snow, or anything that appears out of the ordinary.”  If officers find any suspicious vehicles or activity they will directly contact the homeowner. The vacation house check will entail an officer checking on your home while you are out of town, and officers will check the perimeter for any signs of a break-in.center_img Call KPD at 283-7879 in order to have a home added to the KPD checklist- officers will make regular checks of the residents homes on the list. Cushman: “There is not limit. as long as your on the list we will continue to do those checks.” Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-KPD-winter-home-checks.mp3VmJennifer-on-KPD-winter-home-checks.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Hilcorp Talks Projects In The Cook Inlet

first_imgWilkins: “As you may have noticed we’ve been active onshore around the Anchor Point area we drilled a well over this past summer. Next step in 2019 we’re going to figure out if we’ve got anything at that well.”  On the west side of Cook Inlet, Hilcorp operates the Ivan River, Lewis River, Pretty Creek and Beluga River units. Offshore, the company operates the North Cook Inlet unit, the Granite Point unit, the Middle Ground Shoal unit, the Trading Bay unit and the North Trading Bay unit and associated McArthur River field. The Pipeline and related facilities, located on the West Side of Cook Inlet, consist of 44 miles of onshore crude oil pipelines, dual 2.7 mile-long offshore crude oil pipelines, the Drift River tank farm, and the offshore Christy Lee loading platform. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Hilcorp Alaska LLC remains the dominant producer in the Cook Inlet area, currently operating about 19 fields and units. In the southern Kenai Peninsula, the company operates the Ninilchik, Deep Creek and Nikolaevsk units. In the northern Kenai Peninsula, the company operates the Birch Hill unit, the Swanson River unit, the Beaver Creek unit, the Sterling unit, the Kenai unit and the Cannery Loop unit. Wilkins: “We’re not here to take profit. In our business model we look at the long haul, and what this pipeline project did was extend the life of the oil and gas operations in the Cook Inlet for about 20 years.”  The undersea pipeline in the Cook Inlet operated by Hilcorp Alaska, and Harvest Alaska officially began operations in October of 2018. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved an application back in November for an underground oil and gas lease for five parcels of Kenai Peninsula Borough land in Anchor Point for Hilcorp. Wilkins said the company will launch a “comprehensive field study” of the newly leased areas. The $75 Million project includes construction of new onshore and offshore pipelines and the conversion of an existing cross inlet pipeline (CIGGS-A) from gas to oil, allowing oil to be transported from the east side of Cook Inlet to the Marathon Petroleum Refinery (previously Andeavor) via subsea pipeline. Dave Wilkins, Senior Vice President: “There’s lots of opportunities in the Cook Inlet area, in both oil and gas. Reinvesting the capital to insure up the infrastructure will allow us to continue to operate there for generations to come.” last_img read more