MVP Martinez leads Atlanta over Timbers

first_img Subscribe Today By ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press Jorge Moreira was handed a yellow card in the first half, meaning he’ll have to sit out of Portland’s rivalry match Friday against the Seattle Sounders.Atlanta visits Orlando City on Friday. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. 4 Photos Share: It appeared that Brian Fernandez responded for the Timbers in the 23rd minute, but it was called offside and there was no VAR review.In the 35th, it looked as if Fernandez had an open shot from about three yards out that he chipped over the bar. The offside flag again went up, but he still kicked a goal post in frustration.Fernandez leads the Timbers with 10 goals in his last 13 league matches.Portland upped the pressure in the second half. Atlanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan made a tremendous save in the 65th minute on Julio Cascante’s header off a cross from Diego Valeri. It was Guzan’s league-leading 12th clean sheet of the season.Portland was without defender Larrys Mabiala, who left Wednesday’s 3-2 victory over the Chicago Fire in the first half with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. GOcenter_img Atlanta United’s Florentin Pogba, center, controls the ball as teammate Gonzalo “Pity” Martínez, left, looks on and Portland Timbers’ Diego Valeri attempts to maneuver around him during an MLS soccer match host in Portland, Ore., on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP) Photo Gallery PORTLAND — Josef Martinez extended his MLS-record scoring streak to 11 games, helping Atlanta United beat the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Sunday night.Atlanta (14-9-3) has won three straight and five of its last six games. United sits behind leader Philadelphia atop the Eastern Conference standings.Portland (11-10-4) had won two in a row. It was the third of a 10-game homestand for the Timbers, who started the season with a 12-game trip because of construction at Providence Park. Fighting to stay in playoff contention, the Timbers hope to use the homestand to climb in the standings down the stretch.It was a rematch of last year’s MLS Cup final. United, in just its second year in the league, defeated Portland 2-0 in Atlanta for the championship. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Published: August 18, 2019, 9:54pm MVP Martinez leads Atlanta over Timbers Josef Martinez scores again as Atlanta United blanks Portland Timbers 2-0 Martinez, the defending MLS MVP, has 21 goals this year, one more than the Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic for second on the season list behind LAFC’s Carlos Vela, who has 24.On Wednesday, Martinez scored on a penalty kick in the 65th minute and United gave MLS rare bragging rights over Liga MX with a 3-2 victory over Club America for the Campeones Cup.Martinez scored in the 46th minute against the Timbers, a blast from 20 yards out that goalkeeper Steve Clark could only watch sail into the net.United went up in the 14th minute. Atlanta’s corner kick was batted around in front of Clark before Leandro Gonzalez Pirez tapped it in. Share:last_img read more

Macmahon eyes GBF Underground Mining acquisition

first_imgASX-listed Macmahon Holdings has, following market speculation, confirmed it is in discussions with GBF Underground Mining Co (GBF) in relation to a potential acquisition of the contractor.Macmahon said it has not yet agreed terms or entered into binding purchase documentation for any acquisition, but did say, if acquisition terms are agreed, any consideration would be payable through cash and debt facilities.“Macmahon will provide a further update if binding arrangements are entered into in relation to GBF,” it said.GBF was founded in 1988 in the Western Australian Goldfields as a locally-owned and operated private underground mining contractor and continues to have a strong presence in the Western Australian Goldfields.GBF has worked on a number of projects in the region, including Doray Minerals’ Andy Well project, Gold Fields Australia’s Belleisle mine (part of St Ives), Newcrest Mining’s Mount Marion mine and LaMancha Resources’ Frogs Legs project.Shortly after this announcement, Orminex, which has a strategic alliance with GBF under the Mineral Ventures Model, came out with its own statement.The Mineral Ventures Model the two companies are involved in provides capital and mining service solutions to suitable near-term production gold projects. The two are currently developing the Comet Vale mine, have recently acquired the high-grade Penny’s Find gold mine near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, and continue to assess a number of other potential mineral venture opportunities, Orminex said.Orminex Executive Chairman, Daryl Henthorn, said GBF had already advised Orminex that the operation of the strategic alliance will continue, irrespective of whether a transaction is finalised in relation to GBF. “It’s business as normal,” he said.last_img read more

Vysarns new waterwell drilling business wins FMG Cloudbreak work

first_imgPentium Hydro is in the process of mobilising a drill rig and auxiliary plant to Fortescue Metals Group’s Chichester iron ore operations, in the Pilbara of Western Australia, as part of a purchase order that could see the Vysarn subsidiary pocket A$800,000 ($549,866).Following the purchase order, Pentium has already started transporting the equipment to Newman, Western Australia, for final inspection. Following signoff of the equipment, it will then head to Cloudbreak with Pentium expecting to commence drilling, subject to a formal agreement being signed, by the end of September.In addition to this latest contract win at Cloudbreak, part of the Chichester Hub operations which has an annual production capacity of 100 Mt/y, Pentium says the first of two scheduled drill rigs has arrived on site at BHP’s Olympic Dam mine in South Australia (pictured).This delivery is part of a dry hire agreement signed between Pentium and Easternwell WA, which was previously announced on August 16. The second rig destined for Olympic Dam has been despatched from the company’s yard in Canning Vale, with the company expecting these units to begin operating and produce income during this month. The hire rates for this equipment, while on site, are (in aggregate) A$4,500/shift, with each rig able to operate for a maximum of two shifts per day.This agreement provided for the equipment to be hired on site for a period of at least three months and no more than six months (unless the scope is reduced by BHP).As Pentium Managing Director, Sheldon Burt, implied, this latest business is significant considering Vysarn only completed the acquisition of Pentium from Ausdrill at the end of last month.“We are pleased with the quality of the assets purchased and are confident of our ability to become a major provider of waterwell drilling services to the resource, agriculture and infrastructure industries,” he said.last_img read more