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BP dishes out $500 million contract for operations in Caspian Sea

first_imgTuran Drilling & Engineering Company, a KCA Deutag and SOCAR AQS company, has been awarded its first contract, which is with BP. The contract has a value of approximately $500 million for the firm period or $700 million including all options, and is for the operations and maintenance of seven platform drilling rigs operated by BP in the Caspian Sea pursuant to Product Sharing Agreements, Turan Drilling said in a statement on Tuesday.These are the East, West and Central Azeri, Deepwater Gunashli, West Chirag, Chirag and Shah Deniz installations. The initial term is for five years with two one year extension options.Formed in July 2018, Turan Drilling & Engineering is a joint venture between KCA Deutag and SOCAR AQS. It is jointly owned by the two companies and combines KCA Deutag’s expertise as a drilling and engineering contractor with SOCAR AQS’s knowledge, experience and infrastructure in the Caspian region.Nasib Hasanov, Founder of Nobel Oil Services, SOCAR AQS’s major shareholder, said, “We are very pleased that our joint venture, Turan Drilling & Engineering, has been awarded this contact, which is a significant milestone in its development.”Hasanov added: “Established as a local company, Turan is well positioned to provide significant cost efficiencies through combining the existing infrastructure, expertise and resources of its parent companies.”Commenting on the announcement Norrie McKay, CEO of KCA Deutag said, “KCA Deutag has worked in the Caspian for a number of years now, and we are delighted BP has recognized the strength of our new Azerbaijani joint venture with the award of this substantial contract to Turan Drilling & Engineering.“The Caspian onshore and offshore drilling and engineering market continues to be highly active, and we believe that our local presence puts us in a strong position to take advantage of other business development opportunities as they arise.”last_img read more

ICC junks complaint vs China on West PH Sea dispute

first_img“Notably, maritime zones beyond theterritorial sea, such as the EEZ and the continental shelf, are not consideredto comprise part of a State’s territory under international law. This followsfrom the consideration that under international law, State territory refers togeographic areas under the sovereign power of a State – i.e., the areas overwhich a State exercises exclusive and complete authority,” it said./PN Manila – The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor office couldnot handle the complaint filed against China in relation to the latter’salleged illegal activities in the Philippine waters, the Report on PreliminaryExamination Activities 2019 said.  Based on the report, the ICC could nottackle the case, which was filed by former Foreign Affairs secretary Albert DelRosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, due to lack ofjurisdiction.   The ICC said they are investigatingand, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes ofconcern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes againsthumanity, and the crime of aggression. Del Rosario and Morales earlieraccused Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi andChina’s Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua of committing crimes againsthumanity in connection with Beijing’s activities to gain control over most ofthe resource-rich South China Sea. Former Foreign Affairs secretary Albert Del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales earlier filed a complaint against China in connection with Beijing’s activities to gain control over most of the resource-rich West Philippine Sea. The International Criminal Court, however, junked the said complaint due to “lack of jurisdiction.” ABS-CBN NEWS They said Xi and other officials havebeen responsible for the destruction of the marine environment and the loss ofthe resources in the area due to the creation of artificial islands,militarization and other activities. “In the present situation, the conductalleged in the communication received did not occur in the territory of thePhilippines, but rather in areas outside its territory, purportedly in its EEZ(exclusive economic zone) and continental shelf,” it added.  “Accordingly, the office concludedthat the crimes allegedly committed do not fall within the territorial orotherwise personal jurisdiction of the Court,” the report said.last_img read more

Rising Sun Foundation Grants $225K In SE Indiana

first_img$35,000 to the City of Rising Sun toward the purchase of new equipment for the street department; $24,000 to the Versailles Volunteer Fire Department toward the purchase of a new EMS First Response vehicle; $19,038 to Friendship Regional Sewer District toward the purchase of equipment to supply an onsite laboratory; $4,000 to the Southeastern Indiana YMCA toward the purchase of new equipment for its playground areas; Up to $14,500 to the Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation toward the purchase of a vehicle to be used for Driver’s Education;The next grant application deadline is October 15. Grant applications are available at Please contact Jascia Redwine for more $20,000 to the Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation toward an outside schoolwide professional development program, such as Five Star; RISING SUN, Ind. — The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $225,038 in 12 new grants in the past quarter.  These grants included:$30,000 to the City of Batesville toward a new recycling center;center_img Up to $40,000 to the City of Rising Sun toward a feasibility study for the development of a regional port facility; $15,000 to the Ripley County Parks & Recreation toward the replacement of a shelter at the Ripley County Fairgrounds. $8,000 to the Ohio County Historical Society toward the renovation of the Clore Blacksmith shop; $6,500 to the Milan Community School Corporation toward the purchase of cabinets for the health clinic at its elementary school; $9,000 to Oldenburg Academy toward the purchase of laptops for its business/journalism department; andlast_img read more

Lawrence Cecil “Sam” Clark Jr.

first_imgLawrence Cecil “Sam” Clark Jr., 84, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, formerly of Moores Hill, IN, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016.He was born May 23, 1932 in Portsmouth, OH, son of the late Lawrence C. Clark Sr. and Ann Harris Bedford.He served his Country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Lawrence worked as a Mechanic for US Air, retiring after over 39 years of service. He was a member of Aurora Eagles, Aurora Moose, Milan American Legion and Addyston Ohio VFW. He loved to tell jokes, and he never met a stranger. He liked westerns, watching the news, grilling out,camping at Camp Shore. Lawrence loved to travel, his favorite spot was Colorado. The thing he enjoyed most besides spending time with family, was playing Santa Claus. He played Santa at the Moose and Eagles, as well as, other venues. He loved the smiles he produced on all of the children’s faces and the adults too. Lawrence was proud of his family and he will be sadly missed by family and friends.Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Clark of Lawrenceburg, IN., children, Sam (Mary) Clark of Amelia, OH, Rick (Mary) Clark of Dillsboro, IN, Kevin (Marilyn) Clark of Batesville, IN, and Michael S. Clark of Lawrenceburg, IN, brother, LeRoy Clark, half sisters, Barb(Gene) Tyler & Jeannie (Rob) Barker, half brothers, Lawrence “Toby” Clark, III, grandchildren; Tony Clark, Andrea Delmar (Luke Sulllivan), Jeremy Clark( Alena Atamaniuk), Phillip Clark, Erin Clark, great grandchildren.; Caleb Delmar, Morgan Delmar, Blake Jackson, Riley Sullivan, Arhip Atamaniuk and Corbin Clark.Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, twin daughters, Janet & Jeanett Clark, sister, Joyce Hutchinson and grandson, Jason Clark.Friends will be received Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 4:00 -8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Karen Reynolds officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Moose Heart Charities. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Moyes backs Neville to be a success

first_imgDavid Moyes has tipped Phil Neville to have a successful career as a coach after the duo ended eras at Everton. He added: “He has got a bit of a problem with his knee, but he’ll know if he can play on or not. He’s a great man and has a lot of good values. I can see him being successful in the future.” On whether Neville could be a success at Everton, who are now looking for a new manager after the end of Moyes’ 11-year reign, the Scot said: “He could (stay on). He’s capable, he’s got good values, he knows the job and knows what’s expected. He could do that.” Moyes will be happy to share his thoughts with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and the board if asked about his successor. “Bill and the board will be the ones who make the decision,” Moyes said. “There’s a pretty good structure in place. There are some restrictions at Everton, but there’s a good group of players. “It’s a decision: do they follow the same path or will they maybe try something else? That’ll be down to the chairman and the board of directors. There have been a lot of things I’ve hopefully improved. I’m really pleased with how the football club has moved forward on the field and hopefully it continues to do so.” Steven Naismith, who scored Everton’s goal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, joined from Rangers last summer. He was among those to pay tribute to Moyes following the manager’s final match in charge. Naismith told Everton TV: “It’s been strange, because there’s been a lot of speeches made about the manager and what a job he’s done. Every word that could be said about him has been. He moved this club from a relegation fight to a team that’s challenging for Europe every year. It’s full credit to him.” Press Associationcenter_img Moyes has begun work as Manchester United manager after Everton’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea in his 518th and last match in charge, while Neville is taking time to consider his future following the end of his playing spell at Goodison Park, eight years after his arrival from Old Trafford. Moyes anticipates the 36-year-old Neville’s next move will be to stop playing altogether, saying: “I think he’ll probably go into coaching or management, that would be my tip.” last_img read more

De Silva leads Sri Lanka fightback with maiden Test century

first_img(REUTERS)-Dhananjaya de Silva hit a maiden century and combined with Dinesh Chandimal to resurrect Sri Lanka’s innings after a poor start against Australia on the opening day of the third and final Test yesterday.Sri Lanka, who have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, won the toss and opted to bat but were reduced to 26 for five, bringing De Silva and Chandimal together at the crease.For close to the next 74 overs in the day, Australia could not separate the pair as they added 188 for the sixth wicket with the hosts reaching 214 for five at the close, with De Silva 116 not out and Chandimal unbeaten on 64.Left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc, the most successful bowler in the series, was at his devastating best in the morning and picked up three wickets, taking his tally for the series to 20.Captain Steve Smith introduced off-spinner Nathan Lyon in the sixth over with the pitch at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground already providing some assistance to the spinners and was rewarded with two wickets.Starc, bowling with pace and accuracy, sent back Sri Lanka’s faltering opening batsmen, with Kaushal Silva falling for a duck and Dimuth Karunaratne (seven) getting out to the same bowler for all five times in the series.Kusal Perera (16) hit three boundaries before edging Lyon to Smith at slip while the off-spinner also picked up Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews’ wicket, the batsman top-edging his sweep shot to deep square leg.Starc returned for another spell to dismiss in-form Kusal Mendis for one, Smith completing another smart catch behind the wickets.Lyon thought he had his third when De Silva was given out off a bat-pad catch but the batsman managed to overturn the decision on review.De Silva, playing only his third Test match, got to his hundred with a boundary off Smith’s part-time leg-spin and followed it up with an emotional celebration. He ended the day having hit 16 fours in his 240-ball knock.Australia had a few half chances but failed to convert them.Paceman Suranga Lakmal recovered from a hamstring injury to replace Vishwa Fernando in the only change for the hosts from the team that beat Australia by 229 runs in Galle.Australia, whose top ranking in the format is at stake, dropped opening batsman Joe Burns and number three Usman Khawaja from a side that have struggled against the hosts’ spinners.Left-handed batsman Shaun Marsh and all-rounder Moises Henriques, who last played a Test match in March 2013, were drafted in.SRI LANKA 1st inningsK. Silva c Smith b Starc 0D. Karunaratne b Starc 7K. Perera c Smith b Lyon 16K. Mendis c Smith b Starc 1A. Mathews c Starc b Lyon 1D. Chandimal not out 64D. de Silva not out 116Extras (b-4 lb-5) 9Total (for 5 wickets, 90 overs) 214Fall of wickets: 1-2 K. Silva,2-21 K. Perera,3-23 D. Karunaratne,4-24 A. Mathews,5-26 K. MendisTo bat: D. Perera, R. Herath, L. Sandakan, S. LakmalBowling: M. Starc 18 – 7 – 47 – 3,J. Hazlewood 11 – 3 – 27 – 0,N. Lyon 34 – 9 – 72 – 2, J. Holland 21 – 5 – 34 – 0,M. Marsh 5 – 0 – 20 – 0, S. Smith 1 – 0 – 5 – 0.last_img read more

The Latest: Paris-Nice cycling race to end a day early

first_imgNo indication has yet been given as to when the league could resume. The league says it will next meet on Tuesday following a UEFA meeting.___9:55 a.m.Everton has become the third Premier League soccer club to put its entire playing squad in quarantine after a player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus.Arsenal and Chelsea announced similar measures on Thursday. The Paris-Nice cycling race won’t finish in Nice because of the coronavirus outbreak, and will instead be stopped one day early at the end of Stage 7 on Saturday.The final stage would have taken the race on a 113.5-kilometer (70.5-mile) loop north of Nice. Instead, the race will stop in Valdeblore la Colmiane.___11:10 a.m.The English Premier League has been suspended after three clubs put their entire playing squads in self-isolation because of coronavirus. The quarterfinal draws in both competitions, scheduled for next Friday, have also been postponed.The decision comes four days ahead of a meeting to decide the European soccer calendar, including the possible one-year postponement of the 2020 European Championship.___3:35 p.m.The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to delay the start of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament by two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the world (all times local):___12:40 p.m. Second-division club Hannover has put its players into self-isolation after two tested positive for the coronavirus. Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday has been called off.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The league had expected to continue with a full schedule this weekend with fans, but later decided to suspend all matches until April 3 “at the earliest.”The same suspension applies for the three lower divisions overseen by the English Football League and to England’s top two women’s divisions.Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, leading to the cancellation of the match against Brighton on Saturday. Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also had a positive test on Thursday, while Everton said Friday that a player had reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus and said its squad was self-isolating.Two more clubs said some players or staff would isolate. Bournemouth said Friday that reserve goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four members of staff had symptoms consistent with the virus. Leicester said Thursday that three players had “extremely mild illness” and would self-isolate as a precaution.___ 10:30 a.m.The England cricket team’s test series in Sri Lanka has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The England and Wales Cricket board says it made the decision for the players to return home after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket.England was set to play the first test of its two-test series on Thursday, with the second test set for March 27.The ECB says “we look forward to returning to Sri Lanka in the very near future to fulfil this important Test series.” The decision was announced with England playing in a test warm-up match against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI.England also has tests scheduled at home against West Indies in June and Pakistan in late July and August.___11:15 a.m.UEFA has postponed all Champions League and Europa League games because of the coronavirus outbreak.center_img The tournament will now start on April 15 instead of March 29.___11 a.m.The French soccer league has suspended all matches indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.Matches were scheduled to be held in empty stadiums but the French league made its decision in an emergency meeting a day after President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation on television. Everton says the club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff. Its training complex has been closed down along with its stadium, Goodison Park.Everton is scheduled to play Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Monday.However, it is increasingly likely all Premier League matches will be suspended. League officials are holding an emergency meeting to discuss future steps.___10:40 a.m. The German soccer league says it will play this weekend’s games as planned without spectators but may suspend the league as of Tuesday.The league board says it will propose a suspension through April 2, to be voted on by member clubs on Monday.All of this weekend’s games are due to be played in empty stadiums.Borussia Mönchengladbach played Cologne on Wednesday and although there were no fans in the stadium, hundreds assembled outside.The league asked fans “not to gather in front of the stadiums and to do their part to protect the population.” The Latest: Paris-Nice cycling race to end a day early March 13, 2020 Associated Press last_img read more

Mickelson shoots 61, takes lead in PGA Tour Champions debut

first_img 1 month ago Tiger Woods might have a new putter for the PGA Championship 2 weeks ago Where to start career in PGA Tour 2k21? Know everything here FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 month ago A brief look at the second round of the PGA Championship First Published: 25th August, 2020 11:07 IST Just about the only poor shot Phil Mickelson hit in his PGA Tour Champions debut was a wayward iron off the tee.He still turned it into a birdie.It was one of five straight on the back nine Monday for the five-time major champion, who decided to make his over-50 debut this week after missing the cut at The Northern Trust and getting eliminated from the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs.Mickelson finished with 11 birdies and shot a 10-under 61 to take a one-shot lead over David McKenzie.It’s a lot of fun. It’s a fun environment. And it’s fun to see a lot of the guys I grew up watching, and played with them for a number of years, and played a bunch of Ryder Cups and Presidents Cups with a lot of of guys out here, Mickelson said. I was a little nervous, too, because I wanted to come out and play well. I was playing really well. K.J. Choi, making his second start on the PGA Tour Champions, was joined in a group at 7 under by Rocco Mediate, Rod Pampling and Tim Petrovic. Ernie Els, Bernhard Langer and Vijay Singh were among those another shot back.We have a lot of golf left, said Mickelson, who hit all but one green in regulation. A lot of players went really low. The quality of golf out here is really impressive. Mickelson, who turned 50 in June, was optimistic that his game was rounding into shape for the U.S. Open, the only major championship he hasn’t won. But that missed cut on the PGA Tour left him with the possibility of not playing the next two weeks heading into the Safeway Open, which would be his final tune-up for Winged Foot.So, the Hall of Famer hopped a jet to southwest Missouri and Ozarks National. The course is the new jewel of Big Cedar Lodge, the resort created by Mickelson’s good friend and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. With wide fairways and big greens, it hardly presents the challenge of Winged Foot. But it gave Mickelson a chance to fine-tune his game.Paired with buddies Steve Stricker and Retief Goosen, he was among the last to go off Monday. But he wasted no time in starting to chase down McKenzie, who had posted a career-low round early in the day. Mickelson made birdie at the first, added four more over the next six holes, and had another birdie at the par-4 11th to offset his only bogey.Then his putter caught fire on the tumbling, pristine greens.Mickelson rolled in a short birdie putt at No. 13, then another at 14, before his iron off the tee found the fairway bunker at the par-4 15th. With the ball below his feet, Mickelson hit a solid approach to 40 feet left of the hole, then ran it in for a third straight birdie. He added two more birdies before missing a 15-footer at the last to shoot 29 on the back nine.The record for birdies in a round on the PGA Tour Champions is 12.I was just trying to figure out a way to play this golf course smartly, said Mickelson, who has only made 11 birdies in a round on the PGA Tour once  at the 2013 Phoenix Open, when he fell a lip-out short of shooting 59. There’s plenty of room if you find the right club. McKenzie found the right club all day, too. The Australian made back-to-back birdies to finish the front nine, then rattled off three in a row on the back to shoot 62.I made a lot of putts today, which makes it a lot easier, he said, but it has a little bit of a feel like Australia. I think it’s Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw that designed it, so I just like the way that it sits and feels. It’s a really comfortable golf course. Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News center_img LIVE TV COMMENT WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 25th August, 2020 11:07 IST Mickelson Shoots 61, Takes Lead In PGA Tour Champions Debut Just about the only poor shot Phil Mickelson hit in his PGA Tour Champions debut was a wayward iron off the tee Written By 1 month ago Jon Rahm speaks ahead of the PGA Championship 1 month ago The Latest: Past major champions starting well at PGAlast_img read more

Publix to buy surplus produce and milk from farms to donate to food banks

first_imgThe company says that during the first week, they expect 150,000 pounds of produce and 43,500 gallons of milk will be donated and that they plan to keep up the pace.In addition to that, Publix Charities have also donated more than $2 million dollars to Feeding America’s member food banks. Publix is doing even more for the community as we enter another month of living with the coronavirus.In addition to providing jobs for community members and convenience shopping for seniors and first responders, the company released a statement saying that they will also begin purchasing the surplus milk and fresh produce from farms which will then be donated to local food banks:” As a food retailer, we have the unique opportunity to bridge the gap between the needs of families and farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” Publix CEO Todd Jones said. “In addition to providing much needed produce and milk to food banks, this initiative provides financial support to farmers during this challenging time.”last_img read more

Southland Conference Lands 15 Spots on STATS FCS All-America Team

first_imgSECOND TEAMOFFENSE*QB – Jeremiah Briscoe, senior, 6-3, 225, Sam Houston State, or Chris Streveler, senior, 6-3, 220, South DakotaRB – Roc Thomas, senior, 5-11, 193, Jacksonville StateRB – De’Lance Turner, senior, 6-1, 214, Alcorn StateFB – Andre Stoddard, junior, 5-10, 230, WoffordWR – Jaelon Acklin, senior, 6-2, 190, Western IllinoisWR – Neil O’Connor, junior, 5-11, 190, New HampshireWR – Troy Pelletier, senior, 6-3, 210, LehighTE – Andrew Vollert, senior, 6-5, 245, Weber StateOL – John Cook, junior, 6-4, 325, Central ArkansasOL – Jamil Demby, senior, 6-5, 335, MaineOL – Jacob Ohnesorge, senior, 6-3, 295, South Dakota StateOL – Timon Parris, senior, 6-5, 320, Stony BrookOL – Matthew Schmidt, senior, 6-3, 290, Furman Seven of the league’s picks are guaranteed first team members, while the first team quarterback position will be given to the higher vote recipient for the Walter Payton Award winner, announced on Jan. 5. The first team honor will go to either Jeremiah Briscoe of Sam Houston State or South Dakota’s Chris Streveler – both finalists for this year’s Payton award along with wide receiver Keelan Doss of UC Davis. Conference champion Central Arkansas earned four picks while UIW and Southeastern Louisiana both garnered a pair. Houston Baptist and Nicholls both landed lone spots. DEFENSEDL – Abdullah Anderson, senior, 6-4, 295, BucknellDL – Miles Brown, junior, 6-2, 320, WoffordDL – Andrew Clyde, junior, 6-3, 275, RichmondDL – Darin Greenfield, sophomore, 6-3, 235, South DakotaDL – Jaison Williams, sophomore, 6-1, 225, Austin PeayLB – Bryson Armstrong, freshman, 5-11, 201, Kennesaw StateLB – Brandon Bryant, senior, 5-11, 225, LafayetteLB – De’Arius Christmas, senior, 5-10, 220, Grambling StateLB – Mario Jenkins, senior, 6-1, 245, Idaho StateLB – Shaheed Salmon, senior, 6-2, 232, SamfordDB – Marlon Bridges, sophomore, 6-0, 200, Jacksonville StateDB – Malik Duncan, senior, 5-10, 205, Saint FrancisDB – Danny Johnson, senior, 5-10, 194, SouthernDB – Rashad Robinson, junior, 5-11, 182, James Madison THIRD TEAMOFFENSEQB – Kyle Lauletta, senior, 6-3, 215, RichmondRB – Corey Avery, senior, 5-10, 195, Sam Houston StateRB – Zane Dudek, freshman, 5-9, 190, YaleFB – Jared Mohamed, senior, 6-0, 227, Cal PolyWR – Elijah Marks, senior, 6-1, 175, Northern ArizonaWR – Kelvin McKnight, junior, 5-9, 188, SamfordWR – Jesper Horsted, junior, 6-4, 215, PrincetonTE – Ross Dwelley, senior, 6-5, 240, San DiegoOL – Ben Huss, senior, 6-2, 310, DuquesneOL – Jacob Judd, senior, 6-3, 300, Western IllinoisOL – Brody Kern, senior, 6-2, 285, DelawareOL – Zach Larsen, sophomore, 6-1, 300, Southern UtahOL – Mitchell Sweigart, senior, 6-5, 290, PrincetonOL – Alex Thompson, senior, 6-4, 300, Monmouth FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference earned 15 selections to the 2017 STATS FCS All-America Team, the organization announced Tuesday. The league’s honoree total is second-most in the country while Sam Houston State has the highest number of single-team selections with five. FIRST TEAM*-To be determined by the winner of the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award on Jan. 5.OFFENSE*QB – Jeremiah Briscoe, senior, 6-3, 225, Sam Houston State, or Chris Streveler, senior, 6-3, 220, South DakotaRB – Dom Bragalone, junior, 5-11, 230, LehighRB – Josh Mack, sophomore, 6-1, 198, MaineFB – Cal Daniels, junior, 6-2, 255, Stony BrookWR – Keelan Doss, junior, 6-3, 206, UC DavisWR – Nathan Stewart, sophomore, 5-11, 175, Sam Houston StateWR – Justin Watson, senior, 6-3, 225, PennTE – Dallas Goedert, senior, 6-5, 260, South Dakota StateOL – Austin Kuhnert, senior, 6-4, 304, North Dakota StateOL – Justin Lea, senior, 6-4, 290, Jacksonville StateOL – Brandon Parker, senior, 6-7, 309, North Carolina A&TOL – Skyler Phillips, senior, 6-2, 315, Idaho StateOL – Aaron Stinnie, senior, 6-5, 309, James Madison — Sophomore wide receiver Nathan Stewart and senior defensive lineman P.J. Hall were also named to the first team for the Bearkats. Southeastern Louisiana earned a pair of first team picks in linebacker Sione Teuhema and kick returner Juwan Petit-Frere. Central Arkansas defensive back Tremon Smith, Nicholls placekicker Lorran Fonseca and UIW punter Joe Zema also garnered first team distinctions. SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Lorran Fonseca, junior, 5-11, 185, NichollsP – Joe Zema, grad, 6-2, 210, Incarnate WordLS – James Fisher, senior, 6-2, 225, North Dakota StateKR – Juwan Petit-Frere, sophomore, 5-7, 170, Southeastern LouisianaPR – Justice Shelton-Mosley, junior, 5-10, 195, HarvardAP – Detrez Newsome, senior, 5-10, 210, Western Carolina The conference more than doubled its total number of honorees from last season, when six league players were named. SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Marc Orozco, junior, 5-9, 170, Grambling StateP – Alex Pechin, junior, 6-0, 185, BucknellLS – Brandon Godsey, senior, 6-0, 220, South DakotaKR – Jean Constant, sophomore, 5-9, 168, BryantPR – Khris Gardin, senior, 5-7, 180, North Carolina A&TAP – John Santiago, junior, 5-9, 180, North Dakota — SPECIAL TEAMSPK – Trey Tuttle, freshman, 5-9, 190, Weber StateP – Keith Wrzuszczak, senior, 5-11, 212, Eastern KentuckyLS – Hunter Winstead, senior, 6-0, 240, LibertyKR – Desmond Hite, sophomore, 5-9, 178, Incarnate WordPR – Xequille Harry, senior, 5-11, 160, Weber StateAP – Davion Davis, junior, 5-11, 180, Sam Houston State 2017 STATS FCS ALL-AMERICA TEAM DEFENSEDL – Andrew Ankrah, senior, 6-4, 248, James MadisonDL – P.J. Hall, senior, 6-1, 305, Sam Houston StateDL – Darius Jackson, senior, 6-3, 242, Jacksonville StateDL – Jonathan Petersen, senior, 6-1, 240, San DiegoLB – Nick DeLuca, senior, 6-3, 245, North Dakota StateLB – Darius Leonard, senior, 6-3, 235, South Carolina StateLB – Brett Taylor, senior, 6-2, 230, Western IllinoisLB – Sione Teuhema, senior, 6-4, 260, Southeastern LouisianaDB – Mike Basile, senior, 6-1, 200, MonmouthDB – Davontae Harris, senior, 6-0, 205, Illinois StateDB – Taron Johnson, senior, 6-0, 185, Weber StateDB – Tremon Smith, senior, 6-0, 190, Central Arkansas DEFENSEDL – Anthony Ellis, senior, 6-1, 245, Charleston SouthernDL – Ahmad Gooden, junior, 6-1, 240, SamfordDL – Dalton Keene, senior, 6-4, 275, Illinois StateDL – Chris Terrell, sophomore, 6-3, 266, Central ArkansasLB – Garrett Dolan, senior, 6-2, 240, Houston BaptistLB – Jared Farley, senior, 5-11, 224, Northern IowaLB – Warren Messer, junior, 5-11, 229, ElonLB – Christian Rozeboom, sophomore, 6-2, 225, South Dakota StateDB – Elijah Campbell, senior, 5-11, 193, Northern IowaDB – Raven Greene, senior, 6-0, 190, James MadisonDB – Robbie Grimsley, junior, 6-0, 191, North Dakota StateDB – George Odum, senior, 6-2, 187, Central ArkansasDB – D’Montre Wade, senior, 6-0, 200, Murray Statelast_img read more