After more than four decades of service to the NASCAR industry, including the last 27 years at Atlanta Motor Speedway, facility President Ed Clark will retire following the 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Speedway Motorsports officials announced Monday.Clark joined Speedway Motorsports in 1981 as a member of the public relations department at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He was quickly promoted to Director of Public Relations, and in 1987 was named the Vice President of Events at America’s Home for Racing. In 1992, Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith tapped Clark to be the General Manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway. He added the title of AMS President in 1995. Clark, 64, is the second-longest tenured employee at Speedway Motorsports, trailing only Smith, the company founder.RELATED: 2020 NASCAR schedule“Ed has been a pillar in the motorsports industry for more than 40 years, and the full effect of his work at Atlanta Motor Speedway is impossible to measure,” said Marcus Smith, president and CEO of Speedway Motorsports. “His tireless leadership and focus on creating unmatched fan experiences at each of his events sets him apart from his peers and has a direct impact on the success of Atlanta Motor Speedway and Speedway Motorsports.”During his early career at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Clark was a member of the leadership team that created the first NASCAR All-Star Race and NASCAR Media Tour. At Atlanta Motor Speedway, Clark supervised the expansive growth and modernization of the facility with the addition of luxury suites, condominiums and Club One hospitality, as well as a rebuild of the complex after much of it was destroyed by a tornado in 2005.Most recently, Clark has spearheaded efforts to add more major events like the Imagine Music Festival, Georgia State Fair and U.S. Legend Car racing to the speedway’s annual calendar, increasing Atlanta Motor Speedway’s track rental business, brand awareness and regional economic impact.“Growing up on a tobacco farm in Virginia, I never dreamed as a boy that I’d have the opportunity to work in this sport for 44 seasons,” said Clark. “I have been privileged to work with and for many amazing people and I will be forever grateful for how they allowed me to follow and live my dream. It’s been a true blessing and a wonderful journey.”“We are beyond grateful for Ed’s service to our company and to the entire NASCAR community,” added Marcus Smith. “We’re also blessed that Ed will continue to lead Atlanta Motor Speedway through the March 15 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, so that the fans, drivers and sponsors can join us to say ‘thank you’ to a man whose countless contributions and dedication to our sport will be remembered for years to come.”In addition to his work at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Clark serves on the board of directors of Speedway Children’s Charities and the Flint River Scout Council.Outside of racing, Clark’s interests include fishing and horticulture. He and his wife, Teresa, reside in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Diane Paulus(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Gloria: A Life, a new play about journalist and activist Gloria Steinem—who became known as a leader and spokesperson for the feminist movement in the 1960s and ’70s—will make its world premiere at off-Broadway’s Daryl Roth Theatre this fall. Written by Emily Mann (Having Our Say) and directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Waitress), Gloria: A Life will begin previews on October 2 with an opening scheduled for October 18.Gloria: A Life weaves together personal and history-changing moments of the past 50 years, from consciousness among a few women to the majority tipping point of national and global consciousness that is now present. Starting with Steinem’s early adventures as a rare female reporter, the revelations of the play include stories of the people who inspired her and led her to inspire others.The first act of Gloria: A Life focuses on Steinem’s personal life and activism, while the second features a “talking circle” in which the audience will be invited to carry the themes of the play into a conversation of their own.“What makes me feel enthusiastic about this whole idea is that after act one about my life, the audience will take over and become a talking circle with a life of its own,” said Steinem. “During many years of traveling and organizing, I’ve come to have great faith in the magic of people talking together after a shared experience. Computers may give us information, but only being together with all five senses creates empathy and action.”Casting and additional creative team for Gloria: A Life will be announced at a later date. View Comments
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 07: People gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza to celebrate former Vice President Joe Bidens victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election near the White House on November 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. Earlier this morning several news outlets called the election for former Vice President Joe Biden after a multi-day delay in the results while the country waited for four contentious states to finish counting ballots. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) People climb a Metrobus stop on 16th street near the White House after major networks called the 2020 election for former Vice President Joe Biden. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 07: Thousands gather around a woman in Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House as she holds up her cellphone playing President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaking from Delaware on November 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. News outlets announced today that Joe Biden had reached the number of electoral votes needed to win the election and become the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) People watch and react to a victory speech by President-elect Joe Biden while celebrating at Black Lives Matter Plaza, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Previous A mother and daughter wearing t-shirts supporting President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 7. (Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography) Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography Signs at the entrance of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 7. (Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography) Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography As night fell on D.C., thousands of people continued celebrating the news that former Vice President Joe Biden had become President-elect earlier Saturday.WTOP’s reporters were out in the city all day, and as the evening hours progressed, they said a beer, champagne and music-fueled party dominated the streets close to the White House.In the same neighborhood, just five months earlier, social justice protesters had been forcibly removed from Lafayette Square as President Donald Trump walked two blocks to St.John’s Episcopal Church to take a photo with a bible.WTOP’s Alejandro Alvarez was on the street in late May, and he was out again on Saturday. He said it was a different atmosphere five months later. While the party raged, there was still one aspect of protest: a banner read “Arrest Trump.” change volume AP/Jacquelyn Martin Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 07: Thousands gather in Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House to watch President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speak from Delaware on November 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. News outlets announced today that Joe Biden had reached the number of electoral votes needed to win the election and become the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) People celebrate the announcement of Joe Biden being elected as the next president. (WTOP/Andrea Cambron) Scott Gelman/WTOP Some people brought Champagne to enjoy in the streets as they celebrated Biden’s projected win and one jumped onto the roof of a nearby car. WTOP’s Alejandro Alvarez, Dick Uliano, Scott Gelman, Melissa Howell, Sarah Beth Hensley and Dan Friedell contributed to this report. WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 07: Traffic has ground to a halt for blocks around the White House as people drive around honking their horns and some even standing out of windows waving flags and signs to celebrate the announcement that former Vice President, Democratic candidate Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States on November 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. As votes continue to be counted in the race against incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump, people have begun to congregate in cities across America after news outlets announced Joe Biden had reached the number of electoral votes needed to win the election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) WTOP’s Dick Uliano said a brass band started playing for crowds that gathered at McPherson Square. Alvarez, walking close to Black Lives Matter Plaza, said much of the Champagne cork-popping had left a sticky-sweet residue of alcohol along the blocks close to the White House. Getty Images/Samuel Corum Getty Images/Samuel Corum Getty Images for MoveOn/Leigh Vogel WTOP/Andrea Cambron AP/Alex Brandon A D.C. metrobus had “Joe won” on its display on Saturday. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) Share on Facebook. Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag/Kent Nishimura WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 07: Representative Eleanor Holmes-Norton reacts to the CNN announcement that Joe Biden has been named President-Elect during the Count Every Vote Rally In Washington D.C. at McPherson Square on November 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for MoveOn) Messages spray-painted on concrete barriers at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 7. (Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography) WTOP/Sarabeth Hensley Previous WTOP/Scott Gelman WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 07: Thousands gather in Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House to watch President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speak from Delaware on November 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. News outlets announced today that Joe Biden had reached the number of electoral votes needed to win the election and become the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Getty Images/Samuel Corum Next Police block a road near the White House as crowds fill the streets after Joe Biden was announced the president-elect. Scott Gelman/WTOP WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez WTOP/Kate Ryan Cars are gridlocked at Dupont Circle after Joe Biden is announced as the president-elect. On Northeast D.C.’s H Street, cars blasted their horns and pedestrians celebrated in the street shortly after the news spread at 11:30 a.m. One man walked down Florida Avenue NW carrying an American flag, yelling “Biden!” every few seconds, as cars driving by honked in affirmation. November 7, 2020 | LISTEN: Mariachi band plays in downtown D.C. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) Getty Images/Samuel Corum WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 07: People celebrate in the streets outside the White House after the announcement of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamal Harris winning the election on , Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2020 in Washington, DC People watch a victory speech by President-elect Joe Biden while celebrating at Black Lives Matter Plaza, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) People gathered in Black Lives Matter Plaza react to the presidential race being called in favor of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed the processing of some ballots. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Getty Images/Samuel Corum Crowds flock outside the White House on Saturday as they celebrate the announcement of Joe Biden as the 46th U.S. president. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) A woman is seen coming out of the top of a car as traffic is stopped in D.C. after Joe Biden was announced the president-elect. WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez AP/Jacquelyn Martin A man skateboards down K Street, NW, with a Joe Biden flag in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 7. (Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography) change volume A man climbs a stoplight at the intersection of 16th and H streets with a Biden-Harris banner after major networks declared his victory over incumbent President Donald Trump. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) Share via email. toggle audio on and off Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden wave signs at the entrance to Trump National golf club in Sterling, Va., Saturday Nov 7, 2020. Trump was at the facility. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) People react to a victory speech by President-elect Joe Biden while celebrating at Black Lives Matter Plaza, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Getty Images/Samuel Corum The only time the music in the plaza, which ranged from D.C.’s famed Go-Go to the horns of a Mariachi band throughout the day, came when someone connected a speaker to their phone in order to play President-elect Biden’s victory speech from an outdoor stage in Delaware.With anxiety high in the District during the few post-election days this week, many residents were ready to party Saturday after having spent multiple hours sitting on the edge of their seats and checking their smartphone for election news.Here’s how it unfolded:Biden’s victory hailed by dancing and blasting hornsShortly after former Vice President Joe Biden was announced president-elect, crowds rushed out to celebrate on D.C.’s streets, and thousands gathered near the White House.At 15th Street and K Street NW, people were inspired to dance due to the likely election outcome.WTOP’s Alejandro Alvarez said the crowds started at the White House and branched off throughout much of the city. download audio Reaction in MarylandWTOP’s Kate Ryan spoke with those on the streets of Takoma Park, Maryland along New Hampshire Avenue on the border of Maryland and D.C. on Saturday afternoon. One resident, Gabra Moussa, originally of Cameroon, said he was not able to vote because he’s not an American citizen, but he was optimistic that Biden’s election would elicit some change, in spite of some hard work ahead.“The last four years have been a lot of upside-down,” Moussa said. “Joe Biden has to bring the whole country together, and it’s difficult work.”Glennys Medina said the election of Joe Biden, and the elevation of Sen. Kamala Harris to Vice President is inspirational. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)Glennys Medina, one of a number of women who own businesses in the neighborhood, said the Biden ticket, and with it, the elevation of Sen. Kamala Harris to Vice President will serve as an inspiration for women of color.“I hope that she can make it to the presidency, those are my hopes,” said Medina, who owns Emma Hair Salon, near the intersection of University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue.Nora Portillo, of El Alazan Western Wear, said Biden’s election has her hopeful about change ahead.“It’s going to be like a 180,” she said.Reaction in CharlottesvilleAbout 120 miles southwest of the District, residents of Charlottesville, Virginia reacted to the news. The city, which is home to the University of Virginia, saw itself in headlines the first summer of President Donald Trump’s term after Heather Heyer, a counter protester during a white supremacist group’s rally was killed.On Saturday, Don Gathers, the Deacon of First Baptist Church, said an impromptu celebration gathered on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. He talked with WTOP’s Neal Augenstein.He said he was “exhilarated, exhausted and rejuvenated,” among other things. “Like minded people,” Gather said, heard a call via social media “to celebrate, and dance in the streets. … It’s been a long, arduous, four-year journey.”The Charlottesville dance party was not far from where Heyer was killed when a man drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters.Hawes Spencer, a reporter in Charlottesville, said “these people are trying to put some things behind them, and it looks like Charlottesville is in one piece.” Passengers in a car in D.C.’s DuPont Circle hold up signs celebrating Kamala Harris’ promotion to Vice President elect with Joe Biden’s electoral college victory projection on Saturday. (WTOP/Scott Gelman) Reaction on Capitol HillWTOP’s Sarah Beth Hensley, reporting from Capitol Hill’s Lincoln Park, spoke to a group of D.C. residents who were celebrating Biden’s victory.“For people who’ve lived here a really long time, this feels like the end of a long four-year nightmare,” said Michael Wallace. “I got a text from a friend abroad who put it really well: ‘normalcy may now resume.’”People having a picnic in Lincoln Park in D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood celebrate Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory on Saturday. (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley)Becky Pfordresher, who was part of the picnicking group, said “the trust in institutions and systems is really important, and I feel like a figure like Biden, who is a trusted source, is very grounding, very anchoring. It helps to feel like there’s a solid foundation underneath you again.”By midafternoon Saturday, WTOP’s Alvarez said another block in D.C. had been cut off to traffic – 17th Street NW, and the extra street open to pedestrians had eased the crunch along 16th Street.Back on the streets near the White House, WTOP’s Dick Uliano said the party-like atmosphere continued at dusk, as he saw a Mariachi band playing at an intersection was just five months ago two blocks from the epicenter of protests in D.C. Share This Gallery: (1/31) change volume download audio Print. People gathered in Black Lives Matter Plaza, react to the presidential race being called in Joe Biden’s favor, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) toggle audio on and off download audio WTOP’s Alejandro Alvarez walks the streets of D.C. as thousands celebrate Joe Biden being named president-elect November 7, 2020 | LISTEN: Night falls at Black Lives Matter Plaze (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography toggle audio on and off AP/Steve Helber Getty Images/Samuel Corum AP/Alex Brandon Alvarez describes the scene as “one massive party with the amount of people yelling and honking downtown and more headed in.” Uliano spoke with revelers in downtown D.C. for a report as the afternoon wore on in the square, just a few blocks Northwest of the White House. The theme seemed to be celebrating a return to normalcy after four years of Donald Trump. Getty Images/Samuel Corum download audio WTOP/Dave Dildine LISTEN: Cars and trucks honk horns to celebrate Biden win announcement. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) November 7, 2020 | LISTEN: Celebrating a return to normalcy in McPherson Square. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) Share on Twitter. People having a picnic in Lincoln Park in D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood celebrate Joe Biden’s electoral college victory on Saturday. (WTOP/Sarabeth Hensley) toggle audio on and off toggle audio on and off WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 07: People gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza to celebrate former Vice President Joe Bidens victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election near the White House on November 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. Earlier this morning several news outlets called the election for former Vice President Joe Biden after a multi-day delay in the results while the country waited for four contentious states to finish counting ballots. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Next Scott Gelman/WTOP AP/Alex Brandon change volume change volume WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 07: Two women embrace each other as they cry in Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House while watching President-elect Joe Biden speak from Delaware on November 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. News outlets announced today that Joe Biden had reached the number of electoral votes needed to win the election and become the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) download audio A visitor to Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 7. (Courtesy Shannon Finney Photography) WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 07: Fireworks explode above Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House as thousands wait to hear President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speak from Delaware on November 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. News outlets announced today that Joe Biden had reached the number of electoral votes needed to win the election and become the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
YourMechanic, a national mobile car repair network, has named Anthony Rodio as president and CEO. Rodio will oversee the YourMechanic team in Mountain View, California, and its expanding nationwide network of mobile mechanics to deliver a best-in-class customer experience and drive growth in new markets.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“I am excited to join the team at YourMechanic to be a part of this exceptionally novel and promising business,” said Rodio. “YourMechanic is building a modern auto service brand that will redefine the way in which maintenance and repair services are delivered, discovered and booked.”YourMechanic was founded in 2012 and offers more than 600 repair, maintenance and diagnostic services by appointment seven days a week. The company’s mobile mechanics are active in more than 2,900 cities across the U.S., including the 50 largest metropolitan areas.Rodio brings decades of consumer e-commerce expertise to YourMechanic, with vast executive-level experience in launching and scaling new businesses across all operating functions. Prior to joining YourMechanic, he served as CEO of Redbeacon. Under his leadership, The Home Depot acquired Redbeacon in 2012. He also served as vice president of Silicon Valley Operations at The Home Depot.AdvertisementHe has held leadership roles with top consumer brands, including executive vice president and chief operating officer of Support.com, vice president of product management at Sidestep Inc. (acquired by Kayak), vice president of marketing at Stubhub.com (acquired by eBay) and senior director of MSN Brand and Communications at Microsoft. He also served as general manager of Amazon.com zShops, brand manager of Procter and Gamble and as account executive of acquisitions at Bank of America.“We are thrilled to welcome Anthony to YourMechanic,” said Lee Senderov, vice president and general manager, North America. “His expertise with world-renowned consumer brands complements our engineering and operations capabilities at YourMechanic. Together, we are on a path to bring simplicity and convenience to car repair to disrupt a $80 billion industry.”Rodio currently serves as an adviser and investor for Tripping.com, and as an adviser for both Finrise and GetMyBoat. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University, a Master of Science degree from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. He is an Ironman athlete, endurance cyclist, marathon runner and active in his community as a Little League and National Junior Basketball board member.
Chairman of the Premier League of Jamaica Interim Committee (PLJIC), Christopher Samuda, expressed full confidence in the team that surrounds him and their ability to formulate a sustainable and viable business plan for Jamaica’s football within the next three years.The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), in its continued efforts to professionalise the sport and to build a sound governance, financial and commercial framework, established the committee to review the current structure under which the National Premier League operates.The primary functions of the committee is to review the existing commercial, operational and governance structures of the Premier League, recommend proposals for improving these structures and policies, and arrange a three year business plan with a view to generating greater financial flows to support the viability of the league, while improving all aspects of the product.Samuda, the Jamaica Olympic Association president, believes that the highly experienced football and sports personnel that make up the group should be able to create a solid framework for the sport that will inspire stakeholders’ confidence and a self-sustaining league. BUILD CONFIDENCE “The overall objective is to professionalise the sport in Jamaica and have a sustainable basis for it. That is the objective we hope to achieve. We will have consultations with resource persons to build stakeholders’ confidence. But we are hoping in the very near future that we will hammer out a business plan that will give birth to a professional league,” Samuda said.The committee comprises Samuda, independent representatives Dave Cameron and Denzil Wilks; Premier League Clubs Association representatives Carvel Stewart, Mark Golding and Rudolph Speid, and JFF representatives Bruce Gaynor, Wayne Thompson and Orville Powell. “I am confident we will be able to achieve the objectives. The stakeholders want to see a very viable framework for football and in that context, I am very confident. I know the nuances of local football, but the overall objective is very inspiring and we must achieve it. We will work through the difference, if there are any, to ensure we have a consensus of a framework and model on which we can create a sport industry for Jamaica,” he continued.“I am confident in regard to the competence we have at the table. The fact of the matter is that any system created must be the creation of collective wisdom. You have to build on the competences we have around the table, share ideas so we will come up with a model that we can say to our stakeholders, this is something we can rely on and that it will serve our interest well into the future,” he added.
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The Galway hurlers booked a semi final meeting with Waterford next weekend in the National Hurling League after a stirring second half into the wind at Pearse Stadium this afternoon saw them overcome Wexford on a 3-21 to 3-11 scoreline. All 3 Wexford goals came in the first half as Davy Fitzgerald’s men led 3-5 to 0-13 despite playing into the very strong wind. Joe Canning accounted for 0-11 of his sides scores and the Portumna maestro would go on to register a personal tally of 0-15. The second half was a different story though as Cathal Mannion found the net for Galway soon after the re-start after being set up by Davy Glennon, with Niall Burke and Brian Concannon quickly adding free. Paul Morris pulled back a point from a free for Wexford but Niall Burke got Galway’s second goal after Glennon’s effort was saved by Mark Fanning. Galway pushed on with points from Concannon and Mannion to lead by 2-18 to 3-06 at the end of the third quarter. Wexford never looked like staging a revival and Galway sealed the win when Tadhg Haran finished to the net after Canning’s effort was superbly saved by Fanning.After the game Sean Walsh spoke to Galway manager Micheal Donoghue…Sean also spoke to Galway defender Kevin Hussey who felt it wa important win…Galway: Fergal Flannery; Jack Grealish, Paul Killeen, Darren Morrissey; Aidan Harte, Padraic Mannion (c), Géaroíd McInerney; Cathal Mannion (1-2), Seán Loftus; Niall Burke (1-1), Joe Canning (0-15, 0-13f, 0-01’65), Conor Whelan (0-01); Seán Bleahene (1-00), Brian Concannon (0-02), Thomas Monaghan.Subs used: Kevin Hussey for PMannion (22 mins), Johnny Coen for Morrisey (h-t), Davy Glennon forMonaghan (34), Seán Kilduff for Killeen (61-62), for Harte (64), TadhgHaran for Bleahene (69).Wexford: Mark Fanning; Damien Reck, Liam Ryan, Simon Donohoe; PaudieFoley, Matthew O’Hanlon (0-01), Shaun Murphy; Jack O’Connor, KevinFoley; Aidan Nolan (0-01), Lee Chin (1-02), Diarmuid O’Keeffe (0-01);Cathal Dunbar, Paul Morris (0-04, 0-03f, 0-01’65), Conor McDonald (2-02,0-01f).Subs used: Darren Byrne for Ryan (39mins), Liam ÓgMcGovern for J O’Connor (47), Shane Reck for D Byrne (52), Ian Byrne forChin (59), Harry Kehoe for Morris (69). print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
CALGARY, A.B. – Forced Alberta government crude oil production cuts next year will result in “unintended consequences” that could include increased safety hazards for its employees, Suncor Energy Inc. warned Friday.Despite the curtailments that begin Jan. 1, Canada’s largest integrated oil and gas company forecasts its production will grow by 10 percent in 2019 on a stand-pat capital budget of between $4.9 billion and $5.6 billion.The issue has opened rifts in the Calgary-based oilpatch with companies like Suncor, Imperial Oil Ltd. and Husky Energy Inc. opposed to curtailments which are supported by bitumen-weighted producers like Cenovus Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.- Advertisement -The cuts announced by Premier Rachel Notley earlier this month are intended to bring industry output in line with pipeline capacity to drain trapped oil from the western Canadian market and reduce resulting steep discounts for crude oil.Suncor says it is largely insulated from low local prices by its Canadian upgrading and refining assets and firm pipeline contracts.“In the short term, the government of Alberta action has resulted in winners and losers in the market, shutting invaluable upgrading throughput and has made transporting crude oil out of the province by rail uneconomic,” Calgary-based Suncor said in a news release.Advertisement But she said it fails to properly consider the uneven historic and recent performance of Syncrude (the oilsands mine and upgrader in which Suncor has a 58 percent interest) and gives only partial consideration for the fact that Suncor’s new 194,000-bpd Fort Hills oilsands mine did not have a full year of production in 2018.Throttling back production during the coldest months of the year, when it typically operates full out without stopping for maintenance, could increase risks to safety and reliability, the company warned.“Suncor will not put the safety of our employees and contractors at risk,” it stated.Mike McKinnon, spokesman for Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd, said the province’s decision to curtail production was a difficult but necessary one to prevent job losses in the industry.“We take concerns about safety and long-term resource stability very seriously, and have been engaged with Suncor and other companies on a daily basis to understand these challenges,” he said in an email.Advertisement He said the province is working with companies on how much they must cut through an AER review panel and has made temporary adjustments to curtailment thresholds for companies facing higher reductions.Suncor said the cutbacks will result in higher operating costs per barrel, could affect the supply of crude oil to Alberta upgraders and refineries, may raise issues with its contracted pipeline commitments and could cause problems with the in-house consumption of diesel produced at its oilsands mines.The company said it expects average upstream production of 780,000 to 820,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day next year, up from about 730,000 boe/d in 2018.Suncor’s guidance matched analyst projections, with researchers at Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. saying in a note it is “the ‘just right’ bowl of porridge for an uncertain outlook.” It added it is co-operating with the government and the Alberta Energy Regulator and “working hard” to minimize associated contractor layoffs.The province said it will order the suspension of 325,000 barrels per day or about 8.7 percent of overall oil production for about the first three months of 2019 before reducing the cuts for the rest of the year. The cuts only affect producers with more than 10,000 bpd of output, limiting curtailments to about 25 companies, mainly in the oilsands.Suncor said it will suffer from a “disproportionate allocation” of production cuts, adding its budget assumes the curtailments will be in place for three months before falling to 30 percent of initial levels for the remainder of 2019.In an email, Suncor spokeswoman Sneh Seetal wouldn’t reveal the company’s cutback number for competitive reasons.Advertisement
Leicester City star Jamie Vardy has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for his reaction to receiving a red card against West Ham on Sunday.Vardy reacted angrily to Jon Moss’ decision to send off the Englishman for diving and could face a further ban, in addition to the automatic one-game suspension for being sent off.The 29-year-old will already miss the Foxes’ game with Swansea but is now also in danger of being suspended for their trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.Chelsea striker Diego Costa received a similar charge following his reaction to being sent off against Everton earlier in the season and was dealt a further one-game ban and a fine of £20,000.Leicester City Football Club have also been charged by the FA for failing to control their players following the awarding of an 83rd minute penalty to the Hammers.Both the player and the club have until 6pm on Thursday 21 April 2016 to reply to their charge. Jamie Vardy reacted angrily to referee Jon Moss’ decision to send him off 1