Scoreboard roundup — 12/26/19

Scoreboard roundup — 12/26/19

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) —  Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final  Detroit    132  Washington     102 Final  New York   94  Brooklyn       82 Final  Memphis    110  Oklahoma City  97 Final  Dallas     102  San Antonio    98  Final 2OT  Minnesota  105  Sacramento     104 Final  Utah       121  Portland       115Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img December 27, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/26/19last_img read more

Harding goes off for 44, Weber State tops Sac State 70-66

first_img Associated Press Tags: Big Sky/Jerrick Harding/Weber State Wildcats Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJerrick Harding scored 44 points — a season-high and Dee Events Center record — and Weber State needed all of them to edge past Sacramento State 70-66.Harding was 14-for-21 shooting, made five 3-pointers and converted all 11 of his free throws to become Weber State’s all-time leading scorer. His arena-record 44th point came on a tough pull-up jumper that broke a 66-66 tie with 1:27 to play.Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa had a career-high tying 22 points on five 3-pointers for the Hornets. February 6, 2020 /Sports News – Local Harding goes off for 44, Weber State tops Sac State 70-66last_img read more

Utah State closes on 8-0 run, beats Boise State 70-61

first_img Tags: Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNeemias Queta scored 21 points and Utah State closed on a 8-0 run to beat Boise State 70-61.Sam Merrill added 17 points for Utah State. Justin Bean had seven points and 16 rebounds. Diogo Brito scored four of his 11 points to help the Aggies pull away.Justinian Jessup scored 20 points and Alex Hobbs had 15 for Boise State.Utah State led the entire way after the opening minutes. Boise State pulled to 62-61 with a minute left. Associated Press Written by February 8, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State closes on 8-0 run, beats Boise State 70-61last_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball Visits Eastern Washington Thursday and Saturday

first_img Tags: SUU Basketball January 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Visits Eastern Washington Thursday and Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHENEY, Wash.-Thursday and Saturday, Southern Utah University men’s basketball (9-1, 4-0 in Big Sky Conference play) visits Eastern Washington (2-4, 1-0 in Big Sky play) as the Thunderbirds’ conference season ensues.These will be the Eagles’ first games since December 19 when they bested Northern Arizona 80-64 at Flagstaff, Ariz. Since then, a passel of covid-19 cases and contact tracing have affected the schedule.The Thunderbirds have won nine straight games, their longest winning streak in the Division I era, which dates back to the 1988-89 season.SUU scores 84.5 points per game, ranking the Thunderbirds 18th nationally in scoring offense.Defensively, SUU surrenders 68.6 points per game. This ties the Thunderbirds for 144th nationally in scoring defense with Wichita State.The prolific Thunderbirds’ offense is paced by junior guard Tevian Jones, whose 19.2 points per game leads the squad.Also scoring in double figures on-average for SUU are junior forward Maizen Fausett (13.6 points per game, a team-best 6.6 rebounds per contest), senior guard John Knight III (12.5 points per game, team-bests in assists [45] and steals [19]) and senior guard Dre Marin (10.5 points per game).Redshirt senior forward/center, Croatian national Ivan Madunic, has a team-best 9 blocked shots for SUU.In his fifth season at SUU, Thunderbirds head coach Todd Simon is 62-79 (.440) at the program’s helm. He is 71-87 (.449) as a Division I head coach.Eastern Washington scores 70.3 points per game, tying the Eagles for 216th nationally in scoring offense with Tennessee-Martin.Defensively, the Eagles surrender 68.3 points per game. This ties Eastern Washington for 137th nationally in scoring defense with Central Florida.Eastern Washington’s leading scorer is redshirt junior forward Tanner Groves (14.5 points per game). He also leads the Eagles in rebounding (9.8 boards per game) and blocked shots (8).Also scoring in double figures on-average for Eastern Washington are Australian national, sophomore guard/forward Tyler Robertson (12 points per game), redshirt senior guard Jacob Davison (11.8 rebounds, a team-best 15 assists) and redshirt junior guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. (10.3 points per game, 7 rebounds per contest, a team-best 7 steals).The Eagles are coached by Shantay Legans, who is 61-45 (.575) in his fourth season as Eastern Washington’s head coach.The Eagles lead the all-time series against the Thunderbirds 14-3. Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Graham secures £15m orders for three oil refining projects

first_img Image: Graham has been awarded three oil refining projects in Asia and Latin America. Photo courtesy of Markus Naujoks from Pixabay. Graham has been awarded orders valued at $19m (£15.37m) for three international projects in its crude oil refining market.The orders have been secured for two projects in Asia and one in Latin America.One of the orders is for modernisation of a Southeast Asia refineryThe first order is for a Southeast Asia refinery and involves expansion and modernisation project at the refinery for the production of cleaner transportation fuels.The second project in Asia is for new capacity in the China crude oil refining market.The third order is based in Latin America and involves replacing equipment that Graham originally supplied in the mid-1970s.Graham said that the revenue associated with each of the projects will be recognised by the financial year of 2021, with minimal impact in fiscal 2020.Graham’s president and CEO James Lines said: “These orders contribute to backlog for fiscal 2021 shipments.  At this point in time, we are fortunate to have insight into our next fiscal year’s revenue and profitability potential.  We continue to believe that fiscal 2021 will represent a third consecutive year of revenue and profit expansion for Graham.“We believe that our ability to garner demand originating from our installed base as well as from new global capacity investment is a distinct advantage for Graham.  Each year, we derive approximately 30% to 40% of our revenue from our large installed base.  We continue to have strong participation in global crude oil refining markets with a high success rate for securing new orders.”In September 2018, the US-based construction company, Graham was awarded three orders totaling $17.5m (£14.16m).The first project was to provide vacuum condensers and ejector systems for a new petrochemical facility to be built in the U.S. Gulf Coast.The second order involved providing ejector systems for capacity expansion at a Mideast crude oil refinery.The third order was for replacing a Graham surface condenser that was installed in a US crude oil refinery over 40 years ago. New York-based Graham has been awarded orders for two projects in Asia and one in Latin Americalast_img read more

Venture Global Calcasieu Pass completes roof raising for Second LNG storage tank

first_img Source: Company Press Release The North LNG Tank, Calcasieu Pass. (Credit: Venture Global LNG, Inc.) Venture Global LNG, Inc. is proud to announce the successful raising of the second LNG storage tank roof at the company’s Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. This major project milestone was completed nearly three months ahead of schedule and comes a mere nine months after the project’s final investment decision (FID).The 1.8 million pound tank dome and assembly were air raised into place on Tuesday, May 19th, less than a month after the raising of the first LNG tank roof on April 24th.  Air raising allows for better and safer access as well as a faster construction schedule, as the roof can be erected concurrently with the shell.  The tank dome was raised in one hour and 20 minutes using 0.25 psi of pressure.  CB&I Storage Tank Solutions, a division of McDermott International, Inc., is constructing the project’s dual 200,000 m3 tanks.Venture Global is also pleased to announce that the first modules for the export facility’s 720 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant have now arrived at site.  Key components of the gas insulated switchgear (GIS) have been successfully installed on schedule, and the site has also begun receiving and setting modules for the air cooled condenser (ACC).Venture Global LNG is a long-term, low-cost provider of LNG to be supplied from resource rich North American natural gas basins and is currently constructing or developing 50 MTPA of production capacity in Louisiana.  The 10 MTPA Venture Global Calcasieu Pass facility is under construction at the intersection of the Calcasieu Ship Channel and the Gulf of Mexico. The 20 MTPA Venture Global Plaquemines LNG facility is expected to commence construction this year and is located south of New Orleans on the Mississippi River.  Venture Global LNG is also developing the 20 MTPA Venture Global Delta LNG facility, adjacent to Plaquemines. Venture Global LNG is a long-term, low-cost provider of LNG and is currently constructing or developing 50 MTPA of production capacity in Louisianalast_img read more

Big Oil’s near-term clean energy spending plans fail to impress

first_img Clean energy investments are set to be dwarfed by those planned for new oil and gas projects Despite a series of recent pledges by major oil companies to pursue net-zero agendas, analysis shows near-term spending on renewables will “pale in comparison” to capex plans for greenfield fossil fuel projects.During the next five years, Big Oil is expected to pump $166bn into new oil and gas ventures, while the currently-specified outlay for solar and wind energy projects will total just $18bn.Notably, more than half of this figure will be accounted for by just a single company – Norway’s Equinor, which plans to invest $10bn into clean energy by 2025, largely through its offshore wind portfolio. Analysis shows renewables spending among major oil companies will total just $18bn in the next five years, with one firm accounting for more than half that amount Royal Dutch Shell will accelerate renewables investment later in the decadeWhile the analysis from research group Rystad Energy does not take into account Total’s recent acquisition of a majority stake in the UK’s Seagreen 1 offshore wind project – into which it could pay up to £130 ($165m) – it nevertheless reveals an eye-catching lack of activity in renewables investment by an industry that is increasingly trumpeting green ambitions.In fact, if Equinor is removed from the equation, Big Oil’s renewable investments are actually seen to decline over the next three years – a forecast that does not even factor in the industry-wide spending cutbacks that have been triggered by coronavirus.“Recent suggestions of ‘resilient green strategies’ or ‘business as usual’ simply do not carry much weight, with the exception of Equinor,” said Rystad renewables project manager Gero Farruggio. “Not until later in the decade do we see an increase in renewable spending from other companies.”Looking beyond 2025, Royal Dutch Shell, which has announced plans to accelerate its transition to net zero, is expected to begin significantly ramping up investment in clean energy.center_img Coronavirus has curtailed oil companies’ spending plans, but renewables don’t need to be the victimThe oil and gas industry has been hit hard by the effects of the pandemic on energy demand and commodity prices, forcing firms into a major re-think of their capital spending plans as they seek to protect their balance sheets where possible.The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently predicted an industry-wide investment reduction of almost a third this year compared to 2019, with Big Oil having already announced a series of capex cutbacks averaging 25% of pre-crisis planning.However Rystad suggests these cuts could be achieved while “easily avoiding” spending revisions to renewable energy projects, conversely identifying an opportunity for oil majors to use the crisis as a catalyst to hasten the shift to clean energy.Farruggio added: “The pandemic is creating a number of distressed sellers and reducing acquisition costs for assets and companies, thereby creating opportunities for Big Oil to accelerate its energy transition through acquisitions.“And with exploration and production (E&P) companies announcing deep spending cuts, we may yet see a ramp up in renewable investments as recent headlines suggest, facilitated by new mergers and acquisitions.”A study last month published by the Transition Pathway Initiative investor group called into question the progress of Big Oil’s climate actions, saying that despite the recent commitments of many European majors to meeting net zero, none of them are currently aligned with the emissions goals set out in the Paris Agreement.last_img read more

Neptune Energy commences final well campaign on Duva

first_img Neptune Energy commences final well campaign on Duva. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) Operator Neptune Energy and its partners today announced drilling has begun on four production wells on the Duva field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The wells are being drilled by the Deepsea Yantai, a semi-submersible rig operated by Odfjell Drilling. All four wells were pre-drilled and cased off at a depth of 2,500 metres, prior to starting the final drilling campaign.Duva is a fast-track project being developed as a subsea installation with three oil producers and one gas producer, tied back to the Neptune-operated Gjøa semi-submersible platform.Neptune Energy’s Director of Projects & Engineering in Norway, Erik Oppedal, said: “This is the final phase of the Duva development project, and we are currently working to accelerate the start-up date. An efficient drilling campaign forms an integral part of achieving this. Duva will both increase production and extend the operational life of our operated Gjøa platform.”The Deepsea Yantai is now set to drill the reservoir sections, install the lower completions and execute well clean-up activities. The drilling work is estimated to take around 110 days.Duva is scheduled to come online in the third quarter of 2021 and will add approximately 25,000 barrels (gross) of oil equivalent per day (boepd) to the Gjøa facility.The subsea works associated with Duva were successfully completed in 2020, with the four subsea trees installed in March 2021, successfully overcoming significant challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Duva oil and gas field was Neptune’s first discovery in the Norwegian North Sea, a strategically important area supporting the company’s growth. It is located 14 km northeast of the Gjøa field, at a water depth of 360 metres.Licence partners on Duva, PL 636: Neptune Energy (Operator and 30%), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (30%), PGNiG Upstream Norway (30%), Sval Energi (10%). Source: Company Press Release The wells are being drilled by the Deepsea Yantai, a semi-submersible rig operated by Odfjell Drillinglast_img read more

Significant increase in new housing consents

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Significant increase in new housing consents previous nextHousing MarketSignificant increase in new housing consentsHouse builders want to see the Chancellor announce measures to help boost the supply of much needed new homes in this week’s Budget statement.PROPERTYdrum20th March 20150586 Views There has been a sharp rise in the number of housing permissions by local authorities in the last year, according to new data published by the Home Builders’ Federation (HBF) and Glenigan.The latest HBF/Glenigan Housing Pipeline report reveals that permissions in principle for over 195,000 new homes in England were granted in 2014, up 12 per cent on the previous year and 39 per cent on 2012. The volume of permissions for private homes was up 23 per cent.Over the past 18 months, house building activity has increased significantly, with figures released last month showing the number of new homes started in 2014 was up 36 per cent on 2012. As demand for new homes continues to increase, due to improved consumer confidence and the Help to Buy equity loan scheme, existing housing sites are getting built out quicker, and so builders are looking to get on to more new sites more quickly than before, the report said.“Over the past 18 months, demand for new homes, largely driven by the Help to Buy equity loan scheme has increased markedly,” said Stewart Baseley (left), Executive Chairman of the HBF. “Housebuilders have responded by significantly increasing house building activity.”However, whilst the increases are positive, they can only be translated into much needed needed new homes if local authorities ensure their planning departments have the capacity to process these permissions to the stage that they can actually be built, according Baseley.He points out that too many housing are “stuck” in the planning system, with an estimated 150,000 plots at “outline permission” stage awaiting full sign off by local authorities.Baseley continued: “We are still only building around half the number of new homes the country needs. Getting the required number of permissions, in a timely manner, is absolutely key to the industry’s ability to deliver. In addition more needs to be done to speed up the plots that are awaiting final approval to allow construction to commence.“These figures are a barometer on potential future build rates. But to turn them into actual construction sites requires Local Authorities to process them in a timely fashion to the stage when builders can build.”Though new Government initiatives to introduce “deemed discharge” of conditions will greatly assist in making sure the planning system will not be a constraint on increased housing provision, Baseley insists that the overall resourcing of planning departments remains a concern.The Chairman of the HBF want to see central and local Government prioritise proper resourcing of planning departments to give authorities a greater chance of being able to efficiently process more applications, as recommended by the HBF in its representations to the Chancellor in advance of this week’s Budget.In its submission to the Treasury, the HBF has asks the Chancellor to focus on driving further improvements to the end-to-end planning process, ensuring that planning authorities are equipped to deal with increased demand, and securing a long-term supply of land that can be built out more quickly and is accessible for local and regional house builders.With the country in the grip of a housing shortage, new findings from the British Social Attitudes Survey show that public support for new house building is increasing, with the number of people saying that they are supportive of new homes being built in their area having risen from 29 per cent to 56 per cent over the past year.Commenting on the findings, Brian Berry (right), Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “These shifts in public opinion suggest that recognition of the need for more new homes has risen significantly and continues to rise. This should be an encouragement to all concerned. The house building industry, Government and local communities need to capitalise on this shift in public opinion and work together to deliver the homes people clearly want to see.”Berry continued: “Smaller local house builders in particular are ideally placed to engage with communities, to produce quality designs in keeping with the local area and to make use of smaller brownfield sites which people want to see built. In return, local planning authorities need to continue to enable them to build by minimising bureaucracy and delays, and making more of smaller sites for the delivery of housing. Local and national government between them also need to make sure that planning offices are sufficiently resourced so that the planning system can do its job speedily and efficiently to deliver more homes.”housing ermissions new housing consents budget Chancellor March 20, 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 2021last_img read more

Estate agents ‘failing to cater for disabled’

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Estate agents ‘failing to cater for disabled’ previous nextProducts & ServicesEstate agents ‘failing to cater for disabled’Estate agents are losing valuable business to the private sales market because they fail to cater for disabled home-hunters, it is claimed.PROPERTYdrum17th June 20150643 Views Many disabled people are being prevented from moving home and living independently because estate agents fail to understand their situation or provide important information about accessible property, it has been claimed.Property website TheHouseShop.com, which was previously known as the Little House Company, but rebranded after switching from a private property-only sales portal to one that now also incorporates estate agency listings, has accused agents of being unmindful of the practical issues around disabled living, leaving many people, such as those who are wheelchair-users, ‘struggling to find suitable property.’Nick Marr (left) of The House Shop believes that estate agents are losing business to the private sales market because they typically lack the specialist or niche marketing capability to properly advertise accessible homes.He said, “Disabled homeowners are increasingly turning to direct sales or peer-to-peer selling to market their homes after failing to find suitable buyers through estate agents. Over the years we have had a number of disabled homeowners approach us after being advised by their agent to rip out or downplay accessible improvements so that their property appeals to the broadest possible market. For homeowners who have spent, in some cases, tens of thousands of pounds improving and adapting their homes, this is the last thing they want to hear.”Conrad Hodgkinson, of AccessiblePropertyRegister.org, has been running a dedicated accessible property listing service for almost a decade and has shared The House Shop’s concerns over this sector of the market.He commented, “Around 10 per cent of the population describe themselves as disabled and an ageing and less mobile population will only add to the pressure for greater supply, identification, and marketing of accessible and adapted property. Unfortunately, many estate agents are failing to recognise this.”Determined to help agents connect disabled people with accessible properties, TheHouseShop.com is now on a mission to provide greater means and resources to enable agents to properly advertise disabled-access properties by releasing their ‘Accessible Property Search’ which allows disabled home-hunters to filter results by accessibility.Marr added, “We have been promoting accessible homes for many years and our site attracts an audience that seek these types of homes. Agents will benefit from using services such as ours, and other niche property sites like that at accessbleproperty.org, to target an audience in desperate need of suitable accommodation.”Nick Marr accessible properties The House Shop disabled disabled home-hunters disabled homeowners disabled people June 17, 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more