November 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU pulls away late to beat UCLA 78-63 at Maui Invitational Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Maui Jim Maui Invitational Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Jake Toolson scored 20 points, TJ Haws added 15 and Brigham Young knocked off UCLA 78-63 in the opening round of the Maui Invitational on Monday night.BYU (4-2) made up for a size disadvantage against UCLA with ball movement and good perimeter shooting. The Cougars hit 62% from the floor, 9 of 18 3s and used a pair of big runs to pull away in the second half.Haws scored 12 of his points after halftime and Kolby Lee added 13 for BYU.UCLA (4-2) shot well early in both halves but went cold late to lose its second straight to a smaller-conference school.Jules Bernard had 16 points and Cody Riley added 12 for the Bruins.The Day 1 Maui finale featured two teams with new coaches.Mick Cronin arrived at UCLA after a successful stint at Cincinnati hoping to rebuild a program that had lost its way under previous coach Steve Alford.The Bruins were off to a solid start before a 10-point home loss to Hofstra in their last game before heading to Maui.Mark Pope returned to BYU following at stint at Utah Valley, taking over after his former boss, Dave Rose retired.The Cougars have wins over Cal State Fullerton and Houston, but lost to San Diego State and Boise State with star player Yoeli Childs suspended due to paperwork issues.Both teams shot well early once in Maui.UCLA worked the ball inside out and cooled after a fast start, finishing the first half 13 for 29 from the floor.BYU offset the Bruins’ size advantage by going outside and slashing, hitting 15 of 23 shots to lead 36-32.The second half started the same way, both teams hitting shots, neither able to get much separation.The Cougars took control with a 12-2 run to go up 63-54 with six minutes left and went on a late 15-2 run to put the Bruins away.BIG PICTUREBYU struggled shooting at times this season but had no such problem in the Lahaina Civic Center to earn a spot in the Maui semifinals.UCLA was unable to use its advantages in size and athleticism, and now is headed to the loser’s side of the bracket.UP NEXTBYU plays No. 4 Kansas in Tuesday’s semifinals.UCLA faces Chaminade.
August 13, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local BYU-Troy to play Sept. 26, announce a two-game football series FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (Aug. 13, 2020) — Brigham Young University and Troy University today announced the schools have agreed to a home-and-home football series, with the first game being played on Sept. 26, 2020, in LaVell Edwards Stadium. The second game between the Cougars and the Trojans is scheduled for Sept. 5, 2026, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama. The game in Provo will be broadcast on an ESPN network with the kickoff time announced at a later date.“Troy has been one of the top football programs in the Sun Belt Conference for many years,” said BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe. “Despite the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 college football season, we worked out a contract with Troy over the past three weeks and look forward to facing the Trojans.”The two universities have never met before in football. Troy was founded in 1887 and is celebrating its 100th season of collegiate football. The Trojans have won 21 conference championships, including six Sun Belt Conference titles in the past 14 years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017). Troy has also won its last four bowl games, including a 42-32 victory over Buffalo in the 2018 Dollar General Bowl. Before becoming a DI FBS program in 2001, the Trojans won three national football titles in 1968 (NAIA) and 1984 and 1987 (DII). Former BYU offensive line coach Ryan Pugh is currently the offensive coordinator at Troy. Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Troy Trojans Written by Robert Lovell
August 26, 2020 /Sports News – National Milwaukee Bucks to boycott Game 5 over Jacob Blake shooting: Report FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Yuliia ZatulaBY: MARK OSBORNE(MILWAUKEE) — The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to boycott Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic over the shooting over Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier this week, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.Blake was shot seven times and is paralyzed after being shot by police. The shooting has caused violent protests in Kenosha the last few nights.The Bucks lead the series 3-1, and were scheduled to play Game 5 at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.Milwaukee is the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference in the NBA playoffs. They lost Game 1, but have won three straight games. The team features Giannis Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA MVP, who was named defensive player of the year on Wednesday.Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell tweeted “WE DEMAND CHANGE! SALUTE @Bucks” in response to the shooting.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Matt Haarms had a season-high 23 points as BYU romped past Portland 95-67.Latrell Jones led the Pilots on Thursday night with a season-high 21 points. Associated Press Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Matt Haarms/WCC January 21, 2021 /Sports News – Local Haarms scores 23 to lead BYU past Portland 95-67 Written by
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho (AP)-Montana State (12-9, 9-6) vs. Southern Utah (20-3, 13-2)Big Sky Conference Tourney Semifinals, Idaho Central Arena, Boise, Idaho; Friday, 5 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the Big Sky championship game is on the line as Montana State and Southern Utah are set to square off. Southern Utah earned a 91-83 win over Northern Colorado in its most recent game, while Montana State won 71-63 against Idaho State in its last outing.SUPER SENIORS: Montana State’s Amin Adamu, Xavier Bishop and Abdul Mohamed have combined to account for 46 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 49 percent of all Bobcats points over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: John Knight III has been directly responsible for 56 percent of all Southern Utah field goals over the last three games. Knight has 31 field goals and 12 assists in those games.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bobcats have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Thunderbirds. Southern Utah has an assist on 28 of 77 field goals (36.4 percent) across its past three games while Montana State has assists on 30 of 68 field goals (44.1 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Southern Utah offense has scored 84.5 points per game this season, ranking the Thunderbirds fifth among Division 1 teams. The Montana State defense has allowed 72 points per game to opponents (ranked 205th). Written by March 12, 2021 /Sports News – Local Montana State, Southern Utah meet in Big Sky semis Associated Press
Image: Woodside draws first oil from Greater Enfield Project. Photo: courtesy of D Thory/Pixabay. Woodside Energy and its partner Mitsui E&P have commenced production from the Greater Enfield Project offshore Western Australia using the Ngujima-Yin floating production storage and offloading vessel (Ngujima-Yin FPSO).Under the Greater Enfield Project, the partners have developed the Laverda Canyon, Norton over Laverda, and Cimatti oil accumulations with an investment of $1.9bn (£1.55bn). The offshore oil project is said to have been brought into production on schedule and under its budgeted cost.Estimated production of Greater Enfield ProjectThe Greater Enfield Project is estimated to produce gross 2P reserves of 69 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) from the three oil reserves.Woodside is the operator of the project with a stake of 60% with Mitsui E&P Australia holding the remaining 40% stake.The partners sanctioned Greater Enfield in June 2016 with a plan to develop the oil reserves by means of a 31km long subsea tie-back to the Ngujima-Yin FPSO. The FPSO is moored at the Vincent field, which is located 50km offshore Exmouth, and in production since 2008.In July 2016, Technip was awarded a subsea contract for the project by Woodside.As part of the Greater Enfield Project, Woodside got a major refit of the FPSO done at the Keppel Tuas Shipyard in Singapore. The FPSO was brought back to waters off the North West Cape in May 2019, and in July it recommenced production from the Vincent wells.Woodside said that installation of subsea infrastructure at the Greater Enfield Project has been wrapped up with drilling of all the six subsea production wells and six water injection wells also completed.Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said: “The delivery of Greater Enfield is further demonstration of Woodside’s capacity to execute the major projects that will underpin our next phase of growth.“The technical and project leadership capabilities applied on the Greater Enfield Project will be carried forward as we progress our plans to develop the Scarborough and Browse offshore gas resources through the proposed Burrup Hub.” The Greater Enfield Project, is made up of three oil reserves, which have been developed as a subsea tie-back to the Ngujima-Yin FPSO at the Vincent field
The transaction amount also includes $10m received by Talen Energy following the announcement of the deal in October 2017 The IEC pipeline comprises of an 84 mile (135km) pipeline between Marcus Hook and Martins Creek, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Pixabay/Adam Radosavljevic) Talen Energy has announced the completion of the sale of its indirect, wholly owned subsidiary Interstate Energy Company (IEC) for $155m.IEC, an indirect, a wholly owned subsidiary of Talen Energy, has been sold to Adelphia Gateway (Adelphia), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources.The transaction amount also includes $10m received by the company following the announcement of the deal in October 2017.The IEC pipeline comprises of an 84 mile (135km) pipeline between Marcus Hook and Martins Creek, Pennsylvania.Talen Energy to use sale proceeds to trim debtTalen Energy is expected to utilise the proceeds from the sale for recourse debt reduction.Talen Energy subsidiaries have entered into contracts with Adelphia for supply of natural gas from the northern portion of the pipeline to Talen Energy’s Martins Creek and Lower Mount Bethel generating stations.Adelphia will repurpose the southern 80km portion of the IEC pipeline to flow natural gas to the greater Philadelphia region.Talen Energy chairman and chief executive officer Ralph Alexander said: “The sale of IEC marks the last in a series of planned sales of non-core assets which were announced shortly following Talen Energy’s take-private transaction in December 2016. These sales allowed the Company to monetize underutilized assets to generate incremental cash flow, and drive greater efficiencies.“We appreciate the efforts of those on both sides of this transaction and look forward to working with Adelphia to ensure a smooth transition for all involved.”Talen Energy is one of the largest power generation companies in North America, owing nearly 15GW of generating capacity.The company’s power generation capacity is located in well-developed, structured wholesale power markets, principally in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southwest regions of the US.In June, Talen Montana, the operator of the 2,094MW Colstrip Steam Electric Station (Colstrip), announced the retirement of the units 1 and 2 of the power plant, while continuing the operations of the remaining two. Talen Montana shared the ownership of Colstrip units 1 and 2 with Puget Sound Energy.
Energía Costa Azul regasification terminal in Baja California, Mexico. (Credit: Sempra LNG) Sempra Energy’s subsidiary ECA Liquefaction (ECA) LNG has taken a final investment decision (FID) for the Energia Costa Azul (ECA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Mexico.ECA LNG is a joint venture (JV) between Sempra LNG and Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova).The decision was taken for the development, construction and operation of the first phase of the ECA LNG project in Baja California, Mexico.Planned to be developed in two phases, the project involves conversion of existing regasification terminal in Baja California into a gas liquefaction and export facility.Sempra Energy said that the Phase 1 natural gas liquefaction-export project, which is expected to improve the trade balances of the US and Mexico, is claimed to be the only LNG export project in the world to reach FID in this year.IEnova CEO Tania Ortiz Mena said: “As one of the largest private investments in the history of Baja California, ECA LNG’s liquefaction-export project is expected to help support the Mexican economy through investment, tax revenue and jobs.“The project is also expected to positively impact the local community through social investment programs as well as help position Mexico as a key player in the global trade of natural gas.”Sempra LNG and IEnova to build the LNG export projectTo be built and operated by Sempra LNG and IEnova as a single-train liquefaction facility, the phase one will have a nameplate capacity of 3.25 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG and an initial offtake capacity of nearly 2.5 Mtpa of LNG.The ECA LNG Phase 1 is estimated to cost nearly $2bn and Sempra expects to finance the project using a combination of equity contributions and debt.Slated to produce first LNG in late 2024, the ECA LNG Phase 1 is estimated to create over 10,000 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase.Furthermore, TechnipFMC has also been given a notice to proceed for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the ECA LNG project.In May, Sempra Energy and its partners started production from the first liquefaction train of the $10bn phase 1 of the Cameron LNG project in Louisiana. Construction of the first phase of LNG export project is estimated to cost nearly $2bn
Petrobras headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. (Credit: Eric and Christian/Wikipedia.org) Petrobras, following up on the release disclosed on November 19, 2019, informs that the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), in a Court session held on this date, approved the sale of Liquigás Distribuidora S.A. (“Liquigás”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petrobras, to the acquiring group composed of Itaúsa S.A. (Itaúsa), Copagaz – Distribuidora de Gás S.A. (Copagaz) and Nacional Gás Butano Distribuidora Ltda. (Nacional Gás), by signing an agreement (Agreement on Concentration Control – ACC).The agreement was proposed by Itaúsa, Copagaz and Nacional Gás and aims to meet the competitive concerns identified by CADE.The decision will be published in the Federal Official Gazette according to CADE’s regulatory term.In addition to this approval, the conclusion of the transaction is still subject to compliance with other usual precedent conditions. The amount of R$ 3.7 billion, subject to adjustments, will be paid to Petrobras on the transaction closing date. Source: Company Press Release The agreement was proposed by Itaúsa, Copagaz and Nacional Gás and aims to meet the competitive concerns identified by CADE
Home » News » OTM growth ‘concerns’ Zoopla, says Ian Springett previous nextProducts & ServicesOTM growth ‘concerns’ Zoopla, says Ian SpringettThe head of OTM remains confident his firm’s website will become the number two portal by January 2016 as the website passes the 5,000 offices milestone.PROPERTYdrum31st March 20150539 Views OnTheMarket (OTM) Chief Executive Ian Springett (left) insists that web traffic to the OTM website has proved “buoyant” in March, despite accusations to the contrary, thanks largely to a multi-million pound advertising campaign that has provided “outstanding results.”Responding to claims by competitor portal Zoopla that web traffic to OTM last week, based on Hitwise data, fell by 25 per cent compared to the previous week, Springett insisted that the data is “inaccurate” and that OTM “stand by every figure we have previously quoted.”“Zoopla’s concerns about the growth of OTM at their expense are apparently increasing,” he said. “On March 6th and 7th, we passed the two million mark of unique users. Contrary to Zoopla’s claims, the traffic levels have remained buoyant throughout March. The results of our multi-million pound marketing campaign are continuing to emerge and the property-seeking public are appreciating the faster, cleaner, fresher search experience which OTM offers.”Lawrence Hall of Zoopla (right) insists that over the past couple of weeks “things have gone from bad to worse for OTM” with traffic falling “notably from an already low base and very low engagement levels per visit”, but Springett remains confident OTM will become the UK’s number two property portal by the start of next year.He continued, “Ultimately, the property-seeking public and the agents themselves will decide over time which portals deliver the most value. We remain confident in becoming the number two portal by January 2016.”Meanwhile, OTM, which was launched on 26 January, announced this week that its membership has now grown to more than 5,000 contracted estate and letting agent offices, with some agents opting to advertise their new-to-market properties exclusively on OTM at least 48 hours in advance of displaying them on any other property portal.Mr Springett added, “Our membership base is continuing to grow along with our momentum as agents realise that OTM is the best place to market their clients’ properties with its slick and fast search and results pages which are free from intrusive third party advertising and unhelpful data. What’s more, agents recognise the benefits of a mutual organisation which is working to reduce portal fees for its members over time.“We are producing quality leads for estate and letting agents and we have also been told by many members that having removed their properties from their less effective portal, it has become obvious just how many leads were previously duplicated and leaving Zoopla has had no impact on their business.”portal OnTheMarket web traffic Zoopla March 31, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021