PGMOL and Premier League agree to VAR changes and will offer more information to fans during checks

first_img Coral BarryThursday 14 Nov 2019 4:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link109Shares Comment Referees are under pressure to be more consistent in their decision-making (Picture: Getty)Riley answered questions from club bosses and faced criticism at a stakeholders meeting, but managed to quell concerns about VAR.AdvertisementAdvertisementBefore the meeting, Manchester City, Aston Villa and Brighton wrote to the PGMOL explaining their concerns.However, there was no appetite to make big changes so soon into a season, as West Ham chairman David Gold explained.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 City‘There’s not going to be any significant change,’ said Gold. ‘There is going to be an investigation.‘What I can say is that VAR is alive and kicking. There was a lot of debate. We are making good progress.‘This is a brand new system. We just have to be a bit more patient. We will get it right.’ VAR has caused controversy throughout the season (Picture: Getty)The Premier League have announced more information will be given to fans on big screens when VAR is making a decision.A meeting between Professional Game Match Officials Limited chief Mike Riley and the clubs lasted three hours on Thursday, but it was decided there would be no wholesale changes to how VAR is used.Instead, the PGMOL will focus on improving communication with fans during matches, speeding up decisions and producing more consistency in decision-making.The season has already been dominated by contentious refereeing decisions and the calls made, or not made, by VAR officials.ADVERTISEMENT PGMOL and Premier League agree to VAR changes and will offer more information to fans during checkscenter_img Guardiola: ‘Thank you so much’ handshake with ref was not sarcasticTo 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 2:25FullscreenGuardiola: ‘Thank you so much’ handshake with ref was not sarcastichttps://metro.co.uk/video/guardiola-thank-handshake-ref-not-sarcastic-2046178/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.The news comes in the wake of another controversial weekend of football.City lodged an official complaint after they were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield.Pep Guardiola was furious to be denied two penalties after two handballs from Trent Alexander-Arnold and City’s complaint stated they were unhappy with how referee Michael Oliver oversaw proceedings.MORE: Manchester United schedule return fixture for Paul Pogba after ankle injuryMORE: Manchester City make official complaint over referee Michael Oliver’s performance in Liverpool game Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Report: Exxon selling Norwegian business for $4 billion

first_imgU.S. oil giant ExxonMobil is about to leave Norway, after more than 125 years operating in the Scandinavian country, as it has found a buyer for its assets there, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.Snorre field offshore Norway. Source: EquinorIt has been widely reported over the past few months that ExxonMobil is looking to sell off all of its assets in Norway, where it holds interests in over 20 producing non-operated oil and gas fields operated by others, as the company is working to meet its $15 billion divestment target.In 2017 the company sold its ownership interests in the ExxonMobil-operated fields Balder, Jotun Ringhorne and Ringhorne East to Point Resources.According to reports, the U.S. company has agreed to sell the remaining assets to Var Energi, a company created recently through a merger between Eni Norway and Point Resources.Reuters has said that the price agreed for the Norwegian business might be up to $4 billion. The Norwegian news website Dagens Naeringlsiv has also reported on the alleged deal, placing the price estimate between $4 billion and $4,5 billion.The acquisition of Exxon’s Norwegian business will make Vår Energi the second-largest company on the Norwegian continental shelf with a production of between 300,000 and 350,000 barrels per day, the Norwegian news website reported.Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Var Energi, seeking confirmation of the reports. The company’s spokesperson said: “As a matter of practice, we do not comment on the details of commercial agreements.”As previously reported, energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy in June reported that per January 1, 2019, ExxonMobil controlled 530 million barrels of oil equivalent on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The company’s most valuable asset is its stake in the Snorre field, worth almost $700 million, Rystad said.According to the Exxon Norwegian business’ website, ExxonMobil is Norway’s oldest energy company – established in 1893.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more