Malaysia’s Bumi Armada and India’s Shapoorji Pallonji Oil & Gas have established a joint venture company in Ghana.The Joint Venture named Bumi Armada Shapoorji Pallonji Ghana Limited (“BASPG”), was established on June 5, 2017, in Ghana, and it received the certificate of incorporation June 10, 2017.The two companies have joined forces hoping to combine their respective capabilities and expertise in „with the intention of ultimately securing the award of a floating, production, storage and offloading (“FPSO”) project in Ghana.”“The JV arrangement will enable the Bumi Armada Group to expand and carry out its business, as well as mitigate its financial and project risk exposure in respect of any FPSO project awarded, by leveraging on the parties’ strong history and experience in fabrication and construction related activities and the local experience,” Bumi Armada said.
Emil Ekblom didn’t even crack a smile after scoring the game’s only goal against Binghamton on Tuesday.In a game where the first 64 minutes were filled with missed chances and angst for Syracuse, a moment of relief was celebrated tamely.But scoring goals has become commonplace as of late for the sophomore.Ekblom has scored in each of Syracuse’s last three games and now has five this season, already halfway to last year’s total. After failing to convert on a handful of chances early in the season, Ekblom’s finishing touch is back. He’ll be looking to continue his goal-scoring tear when No. 18 Syracuse (7-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 2 Virginia (4-1-1, 1-0-1) at 7 p.m. on Saturday at SU Soccer Stadium.“He’s a clinical finisher,” goalkeeper Alex Bono said. “When we get him chances in front of the goal, we’re pretty confident that he’s going to score at least one or two in a game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the only game this year in which Syracuse has been shut out, a 1-0 loss to then-No. 4 Notre Dame on Sept. 13, Ekblom only managed two shots and one attempt on goal.On Saturday, Ekblom and the other Orange attackers will face a similar test against the Cavaliers’ defense, a unit that has only surrendered three goals in six games and is coming off a 1-1 tie with the Fighting Irish.But Ekblom recognizes his improvement from last year and said his goal-scoring prowess can grow even more now, facing some of the best teams in the country.“Better than I was last year, so just keep going,” Ekblom said. “I know I can score a couple more every game.”Head coach Ian McIntyre said that he thinks Virginia has a good chance to win the national title this year. In order for SU to prevent a second defeat to a top-tier side in the ACC and the nation, Ekblom will be the first person Syracuse turns to.Bono said that in order for the Orange to keep receiving the hype it’s been getting, the Orange needs to prove its worth with a win against a team like Notre Dame or Virginia.SU needs to find Ekblom in front of the goal and the rest will take care of itself, he said.While Ekblom’s goals have increased, their timeliness has improved too. Of his 10 goals last year, none were game-winners. Through eight games this year, he already has four.If the SU defense can continue to dominate it’ll be up to Ekblom and the offense to garner the team’s first win against a Top-10 team since Oct. 17, 2001 against then-No. 8 Rutgers.“I have a goal of averaging at least one goal a game,” Ekblom said. “Right now I’m a bit below but five goals, four game-winners, I’m in a decent spot.” Comments Published on September 25, 2014 at 12:05 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+
Coming off a pair of home victories last week against Indiana and Purdue, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team (5-4-3, 2-1-1 Big Ten) now looks to knock off No. 11 Minnesota (9-1-2, 4-0-0 Big Ten) in the annual border battle this Friday at 6 p.m. at the McClimon Center.But, extending the winning streak could be an uphill battle for the Badgers, as the conference-leading Gophers ended September on a six-game tear to take a two-point advantage over Northwestern in the early standings.Head-to-HeadThe Badgers visited Minnesota last season in their most recent matchup and ran away with a 4-1 victory, but it was also the program’s first win over the Gophers since 2010.Wisconsin’s Keys to VictorySet-Piece DefenseA notable improvement for the Badgers this season is the defense’s execution of corner and free kick clearances. Part of this can be attributed to the improved chemistry between keeper Caitlyn Clem and the rest of the backline.Clem took on seven corner kicks in the 1-0 victory over Purdue last week, and none of them posed a real threat. Similar poise will be needed Friday to shut down an aggressive Minnesota attack that has taken 84 corner kicks already this season.Aggression from the midfieldStill recovering from the loss of star forwards Cara Walls and Kodee Williams, the Badgers have turned to their attacking midfielders more often than not this season to put points on the board (11 of the 14 total goals scored have been scored by a midfielder). If Wisconsin wants to contend against a high-powered Gophers defense, they’ll need to find creative ways to give leading scorers McKenna Meuer (five goals) and Rose Lavelle (four goals) space to shoot in the attacking third.At this point of the season, the Gophers have given up just six goals to 106 shots (an opponent shooting accuracy of just 5 percent).Matchup to WatchMinnesota F Simone Kolander vs. Wisconsin G Caitlyn ClemThe team leader in assists for her first two seasons, Kolander has also proven her ability to find the net, leading the team with seven goals this season in an efficient 27 shots. Kolander comes into Friday’s contest on a five-game scoring streak. On the contrary, Clem has been on a dominant stretch of her own, saving 12 consecutive shots en route to a three-match shutout streak.