first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Voice:Statoil has made a slight but incredibly significant change to its brand. It starts the year as a “energy company” leaving its “oil company” persona behind.Energy Voice exclusively sat down with chief executive Eldar Sætre to discuss the shift in strategy. “The future is going to be low carbon. It has to be,” he said.“Our industry must be involved in this. The sector is an important part of the problem and the solution, when it comes to a low carbon future, so we have to take responsibility. But we also have to translate this into what are the implications and opportunities from a business perspective. This is something that is happening and the industry must be part of this. I’ve made a choice – we don’t see this as a problem.“Our renewables business has been even more integrated into our existing business, so we define ourselves firmly as an energy company,” Sætre said. “We do oil and gas, but we are an energy company. Renewables is not something we do on the side.“We have indicated we might spend between 15% to 20% of our capital expenditure by 2030 for renewables and we also indicated the type of returns we expect, because that’s important for our shareholders. They need to see returns. We’re talking about a 9% to 11% rate of return on these types of investments.”More: Exclusive: Statoil CEO Eldar Sætre on the industry’s “energy transition On the Blogs: Statoil CEO Embraces Renewables, Low-Carbon Energy Futurelast_img read more

first_imgIngram was missing after tests on a sore right shoulder revealed the severity of his injury, with the 21-year-old expected to sit out the remainder of the season.Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma are also sidelined, while Lance Stephenson did not feature against the Celtics due to a sprained toe.”Our league is all about wins and losses, but when you have something like that happen it puts things in perspective and you understand how important those things are,” James told the media.”On the flip side, you just don’t take an opportunity for granted when you do get on the floor. Your season can be shut down like ‘BI’ [Ingram] and ‘Zo [Ball]’.”Final from Los Angeles.James: 30 pts, 12 ast, 10 rebWagner: 22 pts, 6 rebWilliams: 18 pts, 10 reb— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 10, 2019With so many key players missing, a young Lakers lineup failed to keep pace with the Celtics, who saw Kyrie Irving score 30 points as the team picked up its third straight win on the road.Rookie center Moritz Wagner had 22 points for Los Angeles and Johnathan Williams contributed 18 off the bench, yet the latest defeat further damaged the team’s slim hopes of making the playoffs.”Every day is another opportunity to learn and experience things,” James said when asked about the Lakers’ youngsters.”You have to be very patient — they haven’t experienced a lot in this game, there are a lot of things that are new to them and they have to learn on the fly, but the best teacher in life is experience. LeBron James admitted Brandon Ingram’s deep venous thrombosis diagnosis was a reminder not to take opportunities for granted after the undermanned Lakers lost again on Saturday.James recorded a triple-double in 28 minutes on court, but the struggling Lakers were beaten for a fifth successive game, going down 120-107 to the Celtics. “For me to be able to use some of my experience to try to rub off on them. Hopefully, it is rubbing off on them about playing the game the right way and never taking it for granted, giving it everything you got on the floor.”It’s challenging, but I kind of knew what I was getting into. I didn’t expect to be out for five and a half weeks during a crucial point in our season, and we also didn’t expect the other brain of our team, Rajon Rondo, to also be out for another five and a half weeks — we both got hurt at the same time.”I think it just took a hit on our team at that point in time, which was a critical point going into the new year.”last_img read more

first_imgFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The NFL said Jan. 23 it has interviewed dozens of people and collected physical evidence but has no conclusions yet on how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last game, offering no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away.The league said evidence shows the Patriots used underinflated footballs during the first half of the AFC championship game Jan. 18 against the Indianapolis Colts.It issued a statement that the Patriots have pledged full cooperation and have given the league information it requested and made personnel available upon request. Quarterback Tom Brady said Jan. 22 he had not been contacted at that point.The NFL said it began its investigation Jan. 18 and expects cooperation from other clubs. It hired an investigatory company to help review electronic and video information.Patriots owner Robert Kraft said investigators were in Foxborough for three days this week after he received a letter from the league Jan. 23 informing him of the probe.“We provided access to every full- and part-time employee the league’s representatives requested to speak with and produced every communication device that they requested to search,” he said. “I very much support the league’s desire to conduct a complete investigation.”The Patriots are preparing to meet the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona.The league said its conclusions will be quickly shared when reached. “Over the past several days, nearly 40 interviews have been conducted, including of Patriots personnel, game officials, and third parties with relevant information and expertise,” the statement said.NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash and Ted Wells of the law firm of Paul Weiss are leading the probe.Wells was the investigator in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal. His report last February detailed widespread harassment in the team’s locker room that extended beyond the two players at the center of the probe.It said guard John Jerry and center Mike Pouncey followed Richie Incognito’s lead in harassing offensive lineman Jonathan Martin.The NFL requires game balls to be inflated to between 12 1/2 and 13 1/2 pounds per square inch. It wants to find out why footballs were underinflated during the first half and whether “deliberate action” caused it.“We have not made any judgments on these points and will not do so until we have concluded our investigation and considered all of the relevant evidence,” the league said.The balls were properly inflated for the second half and remained properly inflated after the game, the statement said.Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson declined to comment. “Everything, I’m sure is going to come out in the investigation,” he said when asked if the Colts alerted the NFL to the underinflated balls. “It’s in the league’s hands.”A former NFL ball boy said it’s easy to remove air from a ball discreetly with a small pin that fits in the palm of a hand.“This isn’t a big deal. Everyone does it because each quarterback likes a different grip,” Nader Kawash, a Philadelphia Eagles ball boy from 1996-2000, told The AP.“I’m not saying a ball boy or equipment guy did anything on purpose to cheat. Sometimes the balls are overinflated so it’s easy to take some air out on the sideline without the referees noticing. You can use a helmet pin. Players can stand around in a circle. Anybody can do it.”Brady and coach Bill Belichick said they had no explanations for how the footballs were underinflated.“I didn’t alter the ball in any way,” said Brady, who said he likes footballs pumped to exactly 12 1/2 pounds per square inch, the lower limit. “I have no knowledge of anything, any wrongdoing.”Belichick said that before this week, he didn’t give air pressure in footballs much thought.Softer balls are generally considered easier to throw and catch, and quarterbacks, specialists and equipment managers are known to have very individualized preferences in how footballs are readied for games.Under league rules, each team provides balls for use on offense. Referees approve the balls more than 2 hours before game time, then keep the balls until they’re turned over to ball handlers provided by home teams just before kickoff.“The playing rules are intended to protect the fairness and integrity of our games,” the NFL said. “We take seriously claims that those rules have been violated and will fully investigate this matter without compromise or delay.”Patriots players said they believed Brady and wouldn’t let the investigation disrupt their preparations for the Super Bowl.“Tom is a big boy,” defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said. “He knows how to handle all situations, so he’ll handle this with class, like he always does.”Safety Devin McCourty said the team trusts Brady. “We’ve learned this year that it can be a lot going on outside of this building, but if everything’s right inside of this building we give ourselves a chance to win,” McCourty said.___By Howard Ulman, AP Sports Writer. 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