BYU Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Pope Adds Assistants To Staff

first_imgRobinson has also previously been a head coach as he was at the helm at Southern Utah University from 2012-13 to 2015-16, posting a record of 29-90 (.244) for the Thunderbirds. Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Wednesday, BYU men’s basketball coach Mark Pope announced his coaching staff. Robinson joins the Cougars’ staff after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Seattle U. With the help of his assistants, Pope led the Wolverines to three consecutive postseason appearances and consecutive 20-win seasons in 2017-18 and 2018-19. Fueger has also previously been an assistant at BYU as he helped the Cougars to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015. Prior to that, Robinson starred as a player at Stanford from 2001-2005 and has been an assistant at LSU, William Jewell College and Stanford. Fueger and Burgess have come to Provo from nearby Utah Valley University where Pope had previously been the head coach. April 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Pope Adds Assistants To Staff Burgess, a former standout player at Duke and Utah, began his coaching career at Utah in 2013-14 while finishing his degree. Pope confirmed Cody Fueger, Chris Burgess and Nick Robinson as his new assistants. He later worked as a volunteer assistant at Salt Lake Community College during the 2014 summer and was then hired as an assistant coach at Indian HIlls Community College of Ottumwa, Iowa for the 2014-15 season. Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Chris Burgess/Cody Fueger/Indian Hills CC/LSU/Nick Robinson/SLCC/Stanford/UVU/William Jewell College Fueger has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Utah and worked for the Utah Jazz during the summers of 2014 and 2017. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Tim Tebow shares heartbreaking video saying goodbye to ‘the sweetest boy ever,’ his dog Bronco

first_img Written by Aunt Patty, thank you for loving him, and thank you to all the other people including Miss Shea and Miss Mindy for sharing so much love with Bronco. If you had the pleasure of meeting Bronco, one of the best dogs ever, I would love to hear your story.— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) November 21, 2019 November 21, 2019 /Sports News – National Tim Tebow shares heartbreaking video saying goodbye to ‘the sweetest boy ever,’ his dog Bronco FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThomas Graning / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Tim Tebow had to make one of his “toughest goodbyes” on Wednesday.The former NFL quarterback shared a heartbreaking tribute to his sick dog, Bronco, featuring emotional videos of himself with his pup.“Wanted to make a special tribute to the sweetest boy ever — thank you for all the joy you brought and all the memories,” he captioned his post.Tebow told People in 2018 that Bronco was, “just such a good dog,” and called him his “best friend.”He posted “one last video” with Bronco, captioning it: “Aunt Patty, thank you for loving him, and thank you to all the other people including Miss Shea and Miss Mindy for sharing so much love with Bronco.”In the heart wrenching video, the dog appears to struggle and Tebow tells him, “It’s okay, go to sleep….go home.”Tebow asked his followers to share their story if they ever had the opportunity to meet his dog.center_img Beau Lund He also mentioned his appreciation for animal hospitals, including SEVOMED, Blue Pearl Vet and UF Small Animal Vet Hospital, for caring for Bronco. He did not disclose Bronco’s health issues in the post.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 4/21

first_img Brad James Written by April 21, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/21center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballNon-RegionRICHFIELD, Utah-Jaron Ross homered and the Richfield Wildcats overpowered American Leadership 10-8 in non-region baseball action Wednesday. Reggie Hafen and Kasey Giddings drove in 2 runs apiece for the Wildcats. Hafen also took the win on the mound for Richfield.Ethan Ward and Skyler Hansen had 2 RBI apiece in defeat for the Eagles.GUNNISON, Utah-Janzen Keisel and Tayton King each went yard and the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs bested Enterprise 9-0 Wednesday in non-region baseball play. Keisel also took the win on the mound for the Bulldogs.SoftballNon-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Utah-Jaelan Davis and McKenna Cherrington had 2 RBI apiece and the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles blasted North Sanpete 6-1 in non-region softball action Wednesday. Ellie Jackson earned the win in the circle for the Golden Eagles.Boys SoccerRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-Braiden Gonder scored twice and the Delta Rabbits waxed Juab 4-1 Wednesday in Region 14 boys soccer play. Rider Rogers and Grady Lovell also scored for the Rabbits. Kevin Mendez scored in the loss for the Wasps.MANTI, Utah-Marcos Frutos, Austin Cox and Trace Boggess each scored as the Manti Templars edged Maeser 3-2 in Region 14 boys soccer action Wednesday. Boggess and Albert Tinoco added assists in the win for the Templars. Caleb Johnson and Alex Cannon each scored in the loss for the Lions.SPANISH FORK, Utah-Aaron Cabrera scored and the American Leadership Eagles edged North Sanpete 6-5 on penalty kicks in Region 14 boys soccer play Wednesday. Manny Oliveras added an assist for the Eagles.last_img read more

Key details of fracking policy in England remain unclear and untested, says National Audit Office

first_imgA National Audit Office (NAO) review of fracking in England portrays a £32m government policy beset by uncertainty and indecision, as public opposition to the controversial industry mounts What does the National Audit Office say about fracking?The watchdog’s review of shale gas industry development in England outlines various challenges facing the sector’s progression, and depicts a government approach that does not have a full grasp of the situation.It states: “The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy does not know how much shale gas can be commercially extracted in the UK.“It does not expect shale gas production to lead to lower energy prices, but believes it could provide greater energy security and have economic benefits.“However, it has not analysed the benefits or costs of supporting the shale gas industry because it thinks this would not be meaningful due to the current uncertainty about how much shale gas can be extracted.”Responding to the report, a BEIS spokesperson said: “The government has always said shale gas exploration can only proceed as long as it is safe and environmentally responsible.“The Oil and Gas Authority will soon publish a finalised scientific assessment of recent industry data, and we will set out our future approach as soon as we have considered the findings.” Cuadrilla has operated a controversial fracking site in the UK at Preston New Road since 2017 (Credit: Cuadrilla) The UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) has painted a picture of uncertainty and a lack of clarity within government over the viability and future direction of shale gas fracking in England.That is despite an estimated £32.7m having been spent by public bodies on support for the controversial industry since 2011.Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is more commonly known, has been a facet of government energy security planning for a number of years, but Whitehall’s administrative oversight body says progress in establishing a shale gas industry has been “slower than planned”.Only three of the 20 wells the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) had targeted for operation by mid-2020 have so far been fracked, according to the NAO – and strong public opposition to the development of shale gas facilities has further disrupted the situation.In a report published today, the NAO also raised questions over land ownership of fracking sites and the liability for the decommissioning of shale gas infrastructure.It cited “unclear and untested” arrangements for designating liability for the clean-up of out-of-use shale gas infrastructure, and said the government “could not explain what would happen should a landowner be unable to meet decommissioning costs”.Environmental campaigners have received the NAO findings as further indictment of UK fracking policy, while BEIS says it will set out a future approach for the industry in due course. Environmental campaign groups view NAO review as an indictment of UK shale gas policyResponding to the review, Friends of the Earth environmental campaigner Jamie Peters said: “This is a quietly critical report that doesn’t give the fracking industry any revived sense of hope.“The NAO has several concerns including the ‘mark-your-own-homework’ approach to regulation and the lack of clarity over who should be responsible for clean-up costs if fracking ever got going.“Nothing has changed – fracking isn’t wanted, it’s a failed industry, and the future is renewables and energy saving.”Greenpeace UK chief scientist Doug Parr added: “It’s not easy to admit when you’re wrong, but fracking has been a failure and the government should accept it and move on.“It says it wants to lower bills for people, but it has already wasted well over £1 per UK household propping up a pointless and divisive pursuit of a fossil fuel that our commitments to decarbonisation mean we can hardly use.“We’re in a climate emergency, public opposition is sky high and fracking won’t bring us lower energy bills. It’s time to call an end to this farce.” Public cost of shale gas extraction is estimated to exceed £30mThe NAO indicated that shale gas development has already placed financial pressures on local authorities and other public bodies like police forces in England, which have had to oversee protests by campaigners at fracking sites.It stated: “The full costs of supporting fracking to date are not known by BEIS, but the NAO estimates that at least £32.7m has been spent by public bodies since 2011.“This includes £13.4m spent by three local police forces on maintaining the security around shale gas sites to date.”Public opposition to fracking in the UK has been strong, with environmental protesters causing disruption at shale gas facilities around the country – perhaps most notably the Cuadrilla project at Preston New Road, in Lancashire.Greenpeace protesters outside Cuadrilla’s Preston new Road shale gas facility (Credit: Greenpeace UK)The NAO said: “Public support for shale gas development is low and has reduced over time.“Concern has centred on the risks to the environment and public health from greenhouse gas emissions, groundwater pollution and fracking-induced earthquakes, as well as the adequacy of existing regulations.“BEIS believes it can meet its climate change objectives while developing shale gas, but it has not yet developed the necessary technology.”The report added that the government was confident of its ability to manage the health and environmental challenges posed by shale gas extraction, but that the current system of “statutory self-reporting by the operator” presents its own set of risks.last_img read more

SBM Offshore and Constellation complete transaction regarding minority ownership in SBM Offshore operated FPSO companies

first_imgAfter completion of the transaction, SBM Offshore has paid the total cash consideration of $149m. Image: SBM Offshore and Constellation complete transaction regarding minority ownership in SBM Offshore operated FPSO companies. Photo: courtesy of rawpixel from Pixabay. SBM Offshore and Constellation Oil Services Holding S.A. (“Constellation”) jointly confirm that they have successfully completed the transaction regarding the sale to SBM Offshore of Constellation’s equity ownership in the lease and operating companies related to five Brazilian FPSOs. This follows the announcement by SBM Offshore dated October 18, 2019, confirming SBM Offshore as the successful bidder in the public auction for the equity ownership. SBM Offshore was already the majority shareholder of the related entities and operator of these FPSOs before the transaction was completed.Upon completion of the transaction SBM Offshore paid the total cash consideration of US$149 million. The completion concludes a successful long-term partnership between the companies which was established in 2004. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Zion Oil & Gas enters LOI to purchase drilling rig for Israel operations

first_img 1600 horsepower AC Top Drive equipped rig capable of 20,000ft depth. (Credit: Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.) Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZN) announces they have entered a partially binding letter of intent to purchase a drilling rig and has formed two wholly owned subsidiary corporations.“We have signed a letter of intent to purchase a drilling rig for Zion’s ongoing 2020 exploration plans,” Zion’s COO, Robert Dunn said. “This rig will have increased capabilities for onshore drilling in Israel, and we see it as a vital part of our operations going forward.”“We were fortunate to find this rig and believe it is an ideal fit for our plans,” stated Zion’s President, Bill Avery. “We are thankful for our shareholders’ ongoing support which will enable us to close the purchase of the rig with immediately available cash at closing.”Zion has entered into a partially binding letter of intent to purchase a drilling rig, drill pipe, and all related equipment for importation into Israel to continue its exploration plans.The rig is a 1600 horsepower AC Top Drive equipped rig with a twin 1600 horsepower mud pump system with a depth capability of 20,000 ft. The rig will be equipped with 15,000 ft of heavy 5″ drill pipe along with associated well control equipment.The rig underwent a full CAT III & IV certification in late 2017, reassuring the quality of the rig and ancillary equipment, and it has drilled two wells since certification.Zion and the seller plan to immediately begin negotiating a definitive purchase agreement to close the purchase of the rig for the agreed sum of $5,600,000, subject to satisfactory due diligence. The rig purchase will be a cash purchase payable in full at closing, with no financing required.On January 24, 2020, Zion incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary, Zion Drilling, Inc., a Delaware corporation, for the purpose of owning the rig and related equipment, and on January 31, 2020, Zion incorporated another wholly-owned subsidiary, Zion Drilling Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation, to act as the contractor providing such drilling services.When Zion is not using the rig for its own exploration activities, Zion Drilling Services may contract with other operators in Israel to provide drilling services at market rates then in effect.Zion has the trademark “ZION DRILLING” filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and with the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol.  Also, Zion has the trademark filed with the Israeli Trademark Office in Israel. Source: Company Press Release The rig underwent a full CAT III & IV certification in late 2017, reassuring the quality of the rig and ancillary equipment, and it has drilled two wells since certificationlast_img read more

PGS begins GeoStreamer X Survey in Campos basin in Brazil

first_imgThe GeoStreamer X project will provide long offset, multi-azimuth seismic data over the deepwater portion of northern Campos Basin Ramform Titan-class vessel will be used for GeoStreamer X project. (Credit: PGS.) Norwegian surveying services provider Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has initiated the first GeoStreamer X MultiClient 3D seismic survey for 2020, in the Campos Basin region in Brazil.Using a Ramform Titan-class vessel, the Campos Deepwater GeoStreamer X project is expected to provide high-quality, long offset, multi-azimuth seismic data over the deepwater portion of northern Campos Basin.PGS NSA new ventures vice president Barrett Cameron said: “PGS is delighted to return to Brazil in 2020 with the first GeoStreamer X project in this region, in the under-explored presalt play of the Campos Basin.“Our previous campaigns, in Potiguar and Sergipe in 2018, proved the unique capacity of our Ramform Titan-class vessels towing large spreads to deliver efficient and safe operations in the challenging environment of Brazil.”GeoStreamer X project is planned to cover an area of around 14,500km2The survey is said to offer the first 3D data over blocks, offered in the upcoming bidding round, to inform operators on drilling decisions in forth coming bidding round blocks, and improve subsurface imaging of the presalt section outboard of Campos Basin.In addition, the Campos Deepwater GeoStreamer X project is aimed at Campos Basin presalt open acreage, blocks acquired in the 14th Bidding Round, along with open acreage offered in the 17th Bidding Round.The survey is planned to cover an around 14,500km2 of area and overshoot the company’s existing orthogonal MC3D, which is currently being reprocessed.The company said that the Ramform Titan has arrived on schedule and has started operations from 25 February 2020, west of the Marlim field in the Campos Basin.In addition, the GeoStreamer X project is expected to offer 10km long offsets to improve depth velocity modeling accuracy of the postsalt, salt, and presalt sections, leveraging the company’s full waveform inversion (FWI) technologies.The final multi-azimuth products on Campos Deepwater GeoStreamer X would include TTI Kirchhoff and RTM (45 Hz) PSDM, and are expected in fourth quarter 2021.Cameron added: “We are looking forward to better illuminating this portion of the Campos Basin, potentially containing large exploration opportunities.“By combining a tailored GeoStreamer X design with an efficient and cost-effective Ramform Titan-class and leading-edge imaging technologies, we anticipate a step-change in image quality to enable future discoveries and provide an excellent baseline 3D survey.”last_img read more

SFL – acquisition of 2020-built VLCC with long term charter

first_img SFL has agreed to acquire a newbuild 308,000dwt crude oil carrier. (Credit: Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay.) SFL has agreed to acquire a newbuild 308,000 dwt crude oil carrier, or “VLCC”, in combination with a 7-year bareboat charter, adding nearly $60 million to SFL’s fixed rate charter backlog.The vessel is expected to be delivered from the shipyard in China in the second quarter, and will have full cash flow effect in Q3 2020. The net purchase price will be $65 million, which is significantly below current broker estimates for VLCC resales, effectively providing SFL with a very attractive risk profile.SFL’s chartering counterparty, an affiliate of the Landbridge Group, has secured a 3-year sub charter to an oil major, providing good cash flow visibility. There will be purchase options for the charterer during the charter period, first time after three years, and at the end of the charter there is a purchase obligation.SFL will fund the acquisition with a $50 million non recourse bank debt facility at very attractive terms, and net cash flow after debt service during the first three years is estimated to more than $4 million per year on average.Ole B. Hjertaker, CEO of SFL Management AS, said in a comment: “Amidst the recent market volatility, we see attractive investment opportunities in our core markets. Some of the best investments can be made when the general market is less competitive, and staying focused and able to execute on accretive growth opportunities through the market cycles is a key differentiating factor.With a versatile toolbox, including time charters, bareboat charters and senior financing structures, SFL can provide prospective customers with competitive tailor made solutions, whilst at the same time creating shareholder value on the back of our strong balance sheet and our unique access to attractively priced capital.” Source: Company Press Release SFL will fund the acquisition with a $50 million non recourse bank debt facility at very attractive terms, and net cash flow after debt servicelast_img read more

Expressions of interest open for Geelong Energy Hub

first_img Expressions of interest open for Geelong Energy Hub. (Credit: StockSnap from Pixabay) Viva Energy (the “Company”) today announced it has commenced the process of seeking expressions of interest from commercial partners for the proposed LNG Regasification Terminal. This project would form a key part of the broader Geelong Energy Hub to be developed alongside the company’s existing refinery located in Corio.Viva Energy recently announced plans to establish Geelong as a future “Energy Hub” for Victoria and South East Australia, provide skilled employment opportunities, support the transition to lower carbon energies, and enhance the country’s energy security.After successful completion of initial technical studies on the LNG Regasification Terminal (LNGR), the company is intending to proceed to the front-end engineering and design phase of this project by the end of the year.Viva Energy CEO, Scott Wyatt said that the business was looking to form commercial strategic partnerships with other companies that can support the LNG Regasification Terminal and the broader vision for the Geelong Energy Hub, the first integrated energy hub in Australia of its kind.“Viva Energy is preparing for the future by investing in strategic infrastructure to help meet Australia’s rapidly changing energy demands” Mr Wyatt said.“Our LNG Regasification Terminal offers gas producers, wholesalers and retailers an opportunity to gain access to the largest domestic gas market in Australia with pipeline links to other south eastern states.“We hope to be able to bring gas from Australian production fields to where it is needed so that the whole country can enjoy the benefits of our vast resources and help bring energy prices down by increasing supply and competition.“Our project builds on our existing refining infrastructure which makes it significantly more competitive than other proposals and naturally reduces any new environmental impacts. We are already set up to take large shipments of oil on a regular basis, and can easily accommodate additional LNG gas vessels alongside these operations“Victoria needs additional gas, but it makes sense to build this alongside an established facility like Geelong where you have existing capability and experience with direct access to port, pipeline, and processing infrastructure.“Geelong is already home to the state’s second largest port with significant employment and existing infrastructure to support projects like this. Viva Energy has been operating in Geelong for nearly 70 years and has invested nearly $500M over the last five years in modernising and improving its refining operations. The LNG Regasification project is the next step to establishing a leading Energy Hub.“As part of our Energy Hub project, Viva Energy is currently assessing the feasibility to establish a solar energy farm on surplus refinery land and the potential for gas fired power generation and hydrogen production to support this emerging sector.“We see opportunities to reduce our own emissions and support the transition to renewables by providing on-demand electricity and commercial volumes of hydrogen to kick start this industry in Victoria. These are all part of our vision for Geelong and we are excited about getting this underway with the construction of the state’s first LNG regasification terminal” Mr Wyatt said.The expressions of interest opportunity exists to partner with Viva Energy in bringing the Energy Hub Project to market.The EOI information outlines Viva Energy’s vision and longer term goals of the Energy Hub, in addition to demonstrating the unique attributes Geelong has as the preferred location for a LNG Regasification Terminal in Australia.Mr Wyatt said that Viva Energy had a proven track record in running industrial facilities, and project delivery, both regionally and across Australia, making it an ideal developer, partner and operator of the Project.“Viva Energy is a proven and experienced operator, currently supplying half of Victoria’s liquid fuel requirements.“Our vision is to create an integrated Energy Hub that will support Australia’s evolving energy needs” Mr Wyatt said. Source: Company Press Release This project would form a key part of the broader Geelong Energy Hub to be developed alongside the company’s existing refinery located in Coriolast_img read more

Good news in the race to build new homes!

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Good news in the race to build new homes! previous nextLand & New HomesGood news in the race to build new homes!16,000 jobs and 10,000 homes to be created by Enfield Council as Barratt London appointed as Meridian Water master developer.The Negotiator16th June 201601,157 Views Good news for Sadiq Khan’s (right) housing plans – Enfield Council is to create 16,000 jobs and 10,000 homes on its £3.5 billion development Meridian Water. The Council has also appointed Barratt London as the master developer, working with SEGRO as a development partner on the urban logistics element of the project.The project will provide 10,000 homes, 6,000 permanent jobs, 10,000 jobs in the construction industry, and supporting infrastructure including a railway station, shops and other community facilities in a beautiful waterfront setting. As one of the biggest developments in the United Kingdom and one of the largest housing developments in London it will also play a major role in helping to ease the housing crisis in the capital.Meridian Water has already been given housing zone status by the government meaning it will be easier and quicker to provide new housing on the site than would be normal. But the scheme will also see significant investment in the area’s community facilities and transport links which will improve connectivity between north London and the Lee Valley corridor and help to add an estimated £3 billion to the UK economy by 2036 by stimulating growth elsewhere in the region.Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing & Housing Regeneration, Cllr Ahmet Oykener, said, “It is incredibly exciting that we have appointed Barratt London & SEGRO to make Meridian Water a reality. Now we can start getting boots on the ground and proceed with this transformational project for Edmonton and the wider area and create a truly world class development which will improve the quality of life for tens of thousands of people.“Meridian Water will play a huge part in helping to ease the housing crisis in London and will provide fantastic quality accommodation to thousands of families. It is a truly huge project which demonstrates Enfield Council’s commitment to improving the quality of life for its residents.”Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration & Business, Cllr Alan Sitkin, said: “Meridian Water will give an enormous boost to the construction industry both in London and the United Kingdom creating thousands of specialist jobs as we create a legacy of opportunity, investment and employment in new home builds Meridian Water Barratt building new homes SEGRO Enfield Council June 16, 2016The 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 unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more