Activists renew protests against development of Argentina’s Vaca Muerta oil, gas shale region

first_imgActivists renew protests against development of Argentina’s Vaca Muerta oil, gas shale region FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Greenpeace activists in Argentina blocked access on Tuesday to a waste site used by companies that extract oil and gas from the Vaca Muerta shale formation, the organization said. Greenpeace said there were illegal practices at the oil waste site which harmed the environment and local population.The site is run by Treater SA, a company that handles waste from exploration and extraction of shale oil and gas. The site is used by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Total SA and Argentina’s state-controlled oil company YPF SA.YPF, the company with the largest investment at Vaca Muerta, told Reuters that the activists’ blockade did not impact its activity or facilities.The Vaca Muerta shale formation in Patagonia is one of the largest reserves of unconventional hydrocarbons on the planet, though much of its oil and gas remains untapped.“We hope the oil companies will stop contaminating the Patagonian ecosystem with toxic waste and will close this dump that violates provincial and national laws,” said Leonel Mingo, a member of Greenpeace’s Climate and Energy program.More: Activists block access to waste site in Argentina used by oil companieslast_img read more

Robin van Persie disagrees with David de Gea that Manchester United ‘deserved’ to beat Arsenal

first_imgDavid de Gea felt Manchester United ‘deserved’ to beat Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Robin van Persie has disagreed with former Manchester United team-mate David de Gea that the side did enough to beat Arsenal on Monday evening.The Premier League’s two fallen giants played out a first half seriously lacking in any real quality before Scott McTominay broke the deadlock with a deflected long-range strike right on half-time.Arsenal found an equaliser in the 58th minute as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dinked the ball over De Gea to score his seventh of the season after being put through on goal by Bukayo Saka.Speaking after the final whistle, De Gea claimed the Red Devils ‘deserved’ to come away from Old Trafford with three points.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 City‘Always when you draw or lose at home it’s points that you give away,’ the United goalkeeper said.‘It’s true that I think the game was well in the balance. I think both teams had good chances but I think we deserved to win.‘This is the type of game that we have to win to be in the top four. So we must look to improve to bring this winning feeling.’ Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Oct 2019 9:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.2kShares Van Persie believes a draw was the ‘fair’ result (Picture: Getty)Van Persie felt a draw was the ‘fair’ outcome on Monday night and criticised De Gea for his part in Aubameyang’s equaliser.Asked whether he agreed with De Gea that United ‘deserved’ victory, Van Persie told Optus Sport: ‘Not really. I think Arsenal were better in the second half.‘They both had chances but I think, in the end, 1-1 is fair.‘I think if you look at David – and I know David because I played with him for three years, and I’ve seen him growing in this role, he’s fantastic, one of the best goalkeepers in the world – I think in this particular situation, by listening to him as well, he’s a little bit disappointed with his body shape. Robin van Persie disagrees with David de Gea that Manchester United ‘deserved’ to beat Arsenal Unai Emery speaks after Manchester United DrawTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:24FullscreenUnai Emery speaks after Manchester United Drawhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-speaks-manchester-united-draw-2017004/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Who will finish higher this season?Arsenal0%Manchester United0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: David and Victoria Beckham put on loved up display as they celebrate Andy Warhol at bougie bash Solskjaer says Man Utd players were affected by linesman’s flagTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:37FullscreenSolskjaer says Man Utd players were affected by linesman’s flaghttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-says-man-utd-players-affected-linesmans-flag-2016988/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘If you look at it in detail again, normally he opens bigger and now he’s slightly turned.‘So I think he will be slightly disappointed with his own move coming forward because normally he becomes bigger and he just gets it.‘Now he came close but not big enough.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Defoe linked to Toronto move

first_imgTottenham striker Jermain Defoe is set to join Toronto FC on Monday, according to reports in Canada. The Toronto Sun has reported that “Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe will be unveiled as TFC’s newest Designated Player Monday morning”. No direct mention of Defoe appeared on the club’s own official website, but an image on the home page carries the words “It’s a bloody big deal”, accompanied by Monday’s date. Press Associationcenter_img That link leads to a video, posted by Toronto FC on YouTube and described by the Toronto Sun as “a cheeky (club) marketing campaign”, of a man in a white polo shirt sitting in what resembles an English cafe. The man drinks from a cup of tea before spitting the drink out in shock at what he has seen on a television screen, before Toronto’s logo appears beside him. Should Defoe head to Major League Soccer, he will do so following 15-and-a-half years in English football and nine with Tottenham, split across two spells which have yielded 142 goals. That tally leaves him fifth among the club’s all-time leading goalscorers. He has scored nine this season, two in September 24’s Premier League win over Aston Villa with the rest coming in the Europa League. He has struggled to break into the starting line-up under coaches Andre Villas-Boas and his replacement Tim Sherwood, though, with Roberto Soldado and most recently Emmanuel Adebayor preferred. last_img read more

Senior champion East among four new caps in England team for Europeans

first_img Stephen East (Moortown, Yorkshire), recently crowned English Seniors champion, is one of four new caps in the England team for the European Seniors Team Championship to be played at Sierra Golf Club in Poland on 2nd – 6th September. The other three are Clive Jones (Toulouse, France), Tony McLure (Longhirst Hall, Northumberland) and Alan Mew (Stoneham, Hampshire, IoW & CI). Completing the six-man team is Richard Latham (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) and Andrew Stracey (Denham, BB&O). East (image © Leaderboard Photography) has enjoyed remarkable success in his first year as a senior golfer. He won the English title at Matfen Hall in Northumberland in June which followed his victory in the Spanish Seniors at La Manga. Since then he hasn’t looked back, finishing runner-up in the British, Irish and Scottish Seniors and fourth in the European Seniors. All this follows a successful career in golf in which he was a stalwart for Yorkshire while he also won the English Mid Amateur Championship for the Logan Trophy three times, the European, British, Portuguese and Yorkshire Mid Amateur titles. Jones, another in his first year as a senior, has lived in France for the past 20 years after moving from Sussex. He won this year’s European Seniors title against a strong field, including East, by a shot in Spain in June and had two good round in the British. McLure, 56, is another enjoying success at a new level after a highly productive amateur career which included winning the Lytham Trophy. He is a former winner of the French Mid Amateur and three times the Durham Match Play champion when a member of Whickham. In the senior ranks last year, he won the Seniors County Champions Tournament at Woodhall Spa, finished second in the Welsh Seniors and third in the Scottish, while this year he again finished runner-up in Wales and equal third in the British Seniors. Mew, 61, has also enjoyed a distinguished amateur record, particularly in his home county of Hampshire. Again, the senior rank has opened a new career. He won the Senior County Champions Tournament in 2012 and this year has finished second in the Scottish Seniors, eighth in the European Seniors and 15th in the British. Latham, 56, was the man to beat last year when he became a senior. A stalwart of Hertfordshire golf for many years and then Lincolnshire, he had a meteoric rise through the senior ranks, winning the Scottish and English titles within weeks then being capped in last year’s European Seniors Team Championships. Although he hasn’t tasted victory this year, Latham finished fourth in defence of his English Seniors at Matfen Hall, sixth in the Scottish Seniors and equal 20th in the British. He was also selected in the GB&I team for the Concession Cup against the USA in Florida. Stracey, 60, is a former winner of the Irish and Welsh Seniors and was also selected for the Concession Cup. A senior international since 2009, he finished joint runner-up in this year’s English Seniors, equal fourth in the Welsh Seniors and tied eighth in the British Seniors. England has not won the European Team title since 2010 at Fairhaven. Last year in Hungary the team finished third. 22 Aug 2014 Senior champion East among four new caps in England team for Europeans last_img read more