SUU Men’s Basketball Visits Idaho State Thursday

first_imgJanuary 7, 2020 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Visits Idaho State Thursday Tags: Idaho State basketball/SUU Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPOCATELLO, Idaho-Thursday evening, Southern Utah men’s basketball (9-5, 2-1 in Big Sky Conference play) visits Reed Gym to battle the Idaho State Bengals (5-7, 2-1 in Big Sky).In his fourth season at SUU, head coach Todd Simon (45-68, .398) has the Thunderbirds in third place in the Big Sky after a 59-53 win over Montana State Saturday at the America First Event Center.SUU scores 74.8 points per game, which ranks the Thunderbirds 112th in scoring offense.Junior guard John Knight III (13.1 points per game) leads SUU in scoring and is tied for a team-best 32 assists with redshirt senior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (12.6 points, 5.1 rebounds per game).Redshirt senior forward Dwayne Morgan (11 points per game) also scores in double figures on-average for the Thunderbirds this season.Sophomore guard Harrison Butler leads the squad in rebounds (7.9 per game) and is tied for the team lead in blocked shots with sophomore forward Maizen Fausett (11 blocked shots per contest).The Thunderbirds out-rebound opponents 40.1-31.7 per game as their +8.4 rebound margin per game ranks them 17th nationally.SUU surrenders 63.9 points per game, ranking the Thunderbirds 67th nationally in scoring defense.The Bengals are coached by first-year head coach Ryan Looney (5-7, .417) and are coming off of a 68-49 loss to Sacramento State last Saturday.Idaho State scores 68.5 points per game as the Bengals are tied for 253rd nationally in scoring offense with UNLV.Junior guard Tarik Cool leads Idaho State in scoring (14.6 points per game), steals (15) and assists (43).Senior forward, Australian national Chier Maker (12.2 points, 5.3 rebounds per game) and senior guard Jared Stutzman (10.2 points per game) also score in double figures on-average for the Bengals.Senior forward Chidi Udengwu leads Idaho State in rebounding (5.9 boards per game) and junior forward Malik Porter has a team-best 11 blocked shots for the Bengals.The Thunderbirds lead the Bengals 19-12 all-time and have won four of their last five games against Idaho State in the series. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 10/1

first_img Tags: Roundup October 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/1 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVolleyballRegion 14LINDON, Utah-The Juab Wasps bested Maeser Prep 3-0 in Region 14 volleyball action Thursday. The Wasps prevailed 25-10, 25-11 and 25-18 to earn the win in straight sets.MT. PLEASANT, Utah-The Union Cougars gashed North Sanpete 3-0 Thursday in Region 14 volleyball action.Region 16COALVILLE, Utah-The North Summit Braves routed North Sevier 3-0 Thursday in Region 16 volleyball action. The Braves prevailed 25-10, 25-12 and 25-7 to down the Wolves in straight sets.ALTAMONT, Utah-The Gunnison Valley Bulldogs waxed Altamont 3-0 in Region 16 volleyball action Thursday. The Bulldogs prevailed 25-15, 25-14 and 25-14 to overpower the Longhorns in straight sets.Region 18FILLMORE, Utah-The Millard Eagles surged past Beaver 3-1 Thursday in Region 18 volleyball action. The Eagles waxed the Beavers 22-25, 25-17, 25-20 and 26-24 in the clincher.Non-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Utah-The Wasatch Academy Tigers dismantled Utah Military-Camp Williams 3-0 Thursday in non-region volleyball action. The Tigers stymied the Marauders 25-13, 25-5 and 25-11 to post the straight sets victory.GREEN RIVER, Utah-The Wayne Badgers sank the Green River Pirates 3-1 in non-region volleyball action Thursday. The Badgers prevailed 20-25, 31-29, 25-17 and 25-16 in the clincher to pull out the victory.PANGUITCH, Utah-Kanab surged past Panguich 3-1 Thursday in non-region volleyball action. Kanab downed the Bobcats, 24-26, 25-18, 26-24 and 33-31 to seal the deal.FREDONIA, Arizona-The Escalante Moquis earned a straight set sweep over Fredonia 3-0 Thursday in non-region volleyball action.Girls Soccer2-A SouthPAROWAN, Utah-Laci Sissener amassed a hat trick as the Parowan Rams clobbered Beaver 11-0 in 2-A South girls soccer action Thursday. Brooklyn Hulet and Lina Biasi had 2 goals apiece for the Rams in the win. Karlee Wood, Maddee Mathews, Madee Leydsman and McKenna Murphy also added goals in the win for Parowan.Region 12RICHFIELD, Utah-Nora Foster’s hat trick led the way as the Richfield Wildcats hammered South Sevier 12-0 Thursday to win the Region 12 title. Holly Torgersen added 2 more goals in victory for the Wildcats. Alexis Kling, Brittan Tait, Kate Robinson and Melissa Crane also scored in the win for the Wildcats. Megan Terry earned the shutout for Richfield.Region 14NEPHI, Utah-Marissa Hall posted a pair of goals and the Juab Wasps blanked American Leadership 5-0 in Region 14 girls soccer action Thursday. CheyAnn Lewis, Josephine Kay and Melea Ludlow also scored in victory for Juab. Jacie Bergstrom posted the shutout for the Wasps.MANTI, Utah-Allie Bridges scored twice and the Manti Templars stymied Maeser Prep 6-0 Thursday in Region 14 girls soccer action. Alivya Osborn, Ally Squire, Elsey Olson and Jayci Jolley also scored in victory for Manti. Katie Larsen earned the win in the net for the Templars.MT. PLEASANT, Utah-The Union Cougars blanked North Sanpete 1-0 in Region 14 girls soccer action Thursday. Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Harding scores 17 points, BYU cruises past Utah 82-64

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Connor Harding scored 17 points, Richard Harward didn’t miss a shot and had a career-high 15 points, and BYU beat rival Utah 82-64.BYU (6-2) avenged last season’s 102-95 overtime road loss to the Utes (2-1).Harding was 6 of 8 and Harward 7-of-7 shooting from the floor. BYU’s leading scorer Alex Barcello had just five points but a career-best eight assists.Alfonso Plummer made four 3-pointers and scored 19 points to lead Utah.BYU used a 15-3 run that included Johnson’s fourth 3-pointer to extend its lead to 71-51 with 5:37 remaining. December 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local Harding scores 17 points, BYU cruises past Utah 82-64 Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Connor Harding/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Associated Presslast_img read more

Weber State Men’s Basketball Adds Game With Utah Valley

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-In news released Tuesday evening, Weber State and Utah Valley men’s basketball will meet in a non-conference tilt Saturday January 2 at 2:30 pm at the Dee Events Center in Ogden.The Wildcats are 3-3 on the season and 1-1 in Big Sky Conference play, having split with Portland State.The Wolverines are currently 2-4 and have not played since December 15, having had their last three games canceled.Weber State is expected to reconvene in their Big Sky Conference season January 7 and 9 as they host Eastern Washington. December 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Adds Game With Utah Valley Tags: UVU Men’s Basketball/Weber State Men’s Basketball Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Millsap expresses concerns about probe into Jazz allegation

first_imgFebruary 26, 2021 /Sports News – Local Millsap expresses concerns about probe into Jazz allegation Associated Press Written by Tags: Dennis Lindsey/Elijah Millsap/NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMIAMI (AP) — Former Utah forward Elijah Millsap said Friday that he has not yet heard from any investigators regarding his allegation that Jazz executive Dennis Lindsey made a bigoted comment to him during an end-of-season meeting in 2015.Millsap also expressed doubt that a fair investigation could take place regarding his claim that Lindsey, who then was the team’s general manager and now is an executive vice president, threatened to cut his “Black ass” and send him home.Millsap made the allegation in a tweet on Wednesday.The Jazz responded Thursday by saying they would bring in outside counsel to conduct a thorough investigation, and the NBA will be part of that probe as well.last_img read more

South Wales Industrial Cluster wins funding

first_imgThe project brings together different sectors in South Wales that will be key to decarbonisation RWE is a project partner in SWIC. (Credit: RWE) RWE is pleased to be a partner in the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC). The project has received a significant boost with the allocation of grant funding for South Wales from UK Research and Innovation. The funding will support the first phase of the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC) Roadmap and Deployment projects which will seek to identify the best options for cost-effective decarbonisation of industry in South Wales.The project brings together different sectors in South Wales that will be key to decarbonisation and the infrastructure that will be needed, including for the development of the hydrogen economy, for large scale CO2 capture, usage and storage (CCUS) and transport as well as onsite strategic opportunities specific to each industry.The phase one Deployment project focuses on the potential to create collaborative projects in areas with a significant portion of the economic activity in South Wales: including Milford Haven with RWE’s Pembroke Power Station and Valero Energy’s Refinery, Port Talbot with Tata Steel’s integrated steelworks and Aberthaw with Tarmac’s Cement Works.SWIC comprises a diverse set of industries including power, oil refining, paper, nickel, insulation, chemicals, LNG import, coin production, general manufacturing, steel and cement.If the SWIC proceeds successfully through the various phases of the UK government’s Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge, it would stimulate significant clean growth, creating more jobs and opening up opportunities nationally and internationally for UK businesses. This first phase is a step towards securing a further share of the £131m allocated to the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is a key component of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy.Phil Cahill, RWE Generation Business Development, UK said: “We are excited to be involved in this project; it brings together industry, consultants and academics looking collectively at options to help the decarbonisation of the region. RWE’s contribution is to both support development and bring forward potential collaboration. Pembroke CCGT is at the heart of the cluster and green hydrogen can be part of the future energy mix needed to decarbonise South Wales.”Not only will the projects make a vital contribution to the UK’s journey to net zero by 2050, they have the potential to strengthen the economic resilience of Welsh industry and communities by ensuring operations in the region are sustainable for the long term. It will also support RWE’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2040. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Government of Saskatchewan approves C$34m to support oil and gas service sector

first_img Funding approved to support Saskatchewan’s oil and gas service sector. (Credit: (credit: skeeze from Pixabay) The Government of Saskatchewan is providing an update on the Accelerated Site Closure Program (ASCP). Launched in May, with the first approved projects announced in July, $34 million worth of work packages have been approved.“Saskatchewan-based service companies were among the hardest-hit sectors by COVID-19 and the OPEC+ price war, and it was crucial to get those workers—who form the backbone of the oil and gas sector—back on the job,” Energy and Resources Minister Bronwyn Eyre said. “We are proud of the ASCP program, which has rolled out smoothly and efficiently, and very pleased that workers across the province are being employed by local oilfield service companies.”The current approved work packages make up Phase 1 of the program, which will allocate $100 million in funding for eligible oil and gas operators who collaborate with Saskatchewan-based service companies to undertake abandonment and reclamation work on inactive wells, facilities and flowlines.The Saskatchewan Resource Council (SRC), with SaskBuilds, is providing procurement expertise to ensure that Saskatchewan-based service companies are employed. The ASCP continues to approve new work projects and, over a two-and-a-half year period, will access up to $400 million in federal funding. Up to 8,000 inactive wells and facilities are expected to be abandoned and reclaimed over the life of the program, which is expected to support some 2,100 full-time equivalent jobs.“The Saskatchewan ASCP funding has made the difference from having six people employed to now having 25 people employed to undertake this work, which has tripled our company’s manhours since the funding came into place,” Prairie Dog Reclamation and Fencing owner and operator Jeff Loehndorf said. “I am so appreciative of the work this funding has generated in this province as it will go a long way to sustaining my business.”There are currently 11 operators and over 100 service companies involved in the approved work packages, which are evenly distributed across all four major oil-producing regions of the province. Approximately $4.4 million in work has been completed to date, including 172 well abandonments, 312 well reclamations, 41 facility decommissions, and 38 flowline abandonments.“Onion Lake Cree Nation Well Servicing GP is much appreciative for being called upon on the abandonment well program with CNRL,” Onion Lake Business Development Corporation Executive Director Tom Chief said. “Getting back to work has been a blessing in disguise as we didn’t have a clue where the oil and gas industry was heading with the uncertainty of the market, and we’re very hopeful this work continues and keeps us busy for the next couple of years.”In addition to cleaning up inactive wells through the ASCP, the provincial government remains committed to working with the oil and gas sector to strengthen liability management programs, including policies and regulations, to ensure that licensees are responsible for environmental liabilities and inactive wells are properly reclaimed. This builds on work already completed last year, by the Ministry of Energy and Resources, on the development of a new abandonment directive that led to a record number of abandonments in 2019.“Our strong, internationally-recognized regulatory framework will continue to serve us well by protecting the environment and supporting jobs and economic recovery,” Eyre said. “Saskatchewan’s oil and gas sector is one of the most environmentally responsible in the world, and our operators recognize the importance of the timely retirement of wells and facilities that are no longer economical.” Source: Company Press Release Approximately $4.4 million in work has been completed to date, including 172 well abandonments, 312 well reclamations, 41 facility decommissions, and 38 flowline abandonmentslast_img read more

Submission of bid in Nigeria’s 2020 Marginal Field Round

first_imgThe Company expects the Bid Round to be concluded by the end of Q4 2020 and will update the market in due course. ADM Energy submits formal bid in Nigeria’s 2020 Marginal Field Round. (Credit: skeeze from Pixabay) Further to the announcement of 3 August 2020, ADM Energy, a natural resources investing company, is pleased to announce that it has formally submitted a bid with the Nigerian Department of Petroleum Resources (“DPR”) for a marginal field in the 2020 Marginal Field Bid Round (“Bid Round”).A total of 57 marginal fields are available to participating companies covering onshore, swamp and shallow offshore fields. ADM is participating in the Bid Round as a strategic partner of OilBank International Limited (“OilBank”), a Nigerian integrated oil and gas service management company. The submission follows ADM and OilBank pre-qualifying for the Bid Round and concludes the second stage of the process. The Company expects the Bid Round to be concluded by the end of Q4 2020 and will update the market in due course.Osamede Okhomina, CEO of ADM Energy plc, said: “Following a rigorous appraisal process, we are pleased to have officially submitted our bid alongside OilBank for a marginal field in Nigeria. This bid round – the first since 2003 – is significant as the fields now available will shape the future of oil production in the country for many years to come. We believe ADM is unqiuely positioned to drive this growth owing to our intimate knowledge of the region, local contacts and access to development capital. I look forward to updating shareholders as soon as practicable.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Dana Gas to sell onshore Egypt oil and gas assets to IPR for $236m

first_imgThe company will retain its interests in onshore and offshore exploration concessions in the country UAE-based natural gas company Dana Gas has agreed to sell its onshore Egypt oil and gas assets to IPR Energy’s member IPR Wastani Petroleum for up to $236m.The company said that the deal is the result of a comprehensive formal sales process which was initiated following a strategic review of its Egyptian business.Under the terms of the binding agreement signed by both the companies, IPR Wastani Petroleum will be acquire Dana Gas’ 100% stakes in the El Manzala, West El Manzala, West El Qantara and North El Salhiya onshore concessions as well as the associated development leases.Dana Gas CEO Patrick Allman-Ward said: “The sale of our Egyptian assets forms a key part of this strategy.“Completion of the sale process will allow us to strengthen our balance sheet and focus our attention on the development of our world class assets in the KRI, of which our current share of reserves are over 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent, with considerably more resources for realization and development.”The oil and gas assets reported production of 30,950 barrels of oil per dayDana Gas said that the assets have produced 30,950 barrels of oil per day in the first half of the year.It will retain its interests in onshore and offshore exploration concessions including El Matariya (Block 3) and North El Arish (Block 6), and will actively pursue maximizing the value of these assets.The transaction includes $153m of base cash consideration and up to $83m contingent payments subject to average Brent prices and production performance between 2020-2023 and the realisation of third party business opportunities.Subject to several conditions precedent and approval by the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the deal is currently expected to be concluded early next year.Earlier this year, Dana Gas has announced its plans to pursue a feasibility study to explore a possible demerger of its upstream business into a new company. Dana Gas to sell Egypt’s onshore oil and gas assets to IPR for $236m. (Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.) last_img read more

Maersk Drilling secures one-well contract for low-emission rig from OMV

first_img Maersk Drilling secures one-well contract for low-emission rig from OMV. (Credit: MAERSK DRILLING) Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract from OMV (Norge) AS for the low-emission jack-up rig Maersk Integrator. In direct continuation of its previously announced work scope, the rig will drill one exploration well in the Ommadawn prospect in PL 970 offshore Norway. The contract is expected to commence in mid-2021, with an estimated duration of 52 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 14.3m, including mobilisation, but excluding integrated services provided and potential performance bonuses. The contract further includes an option to add approximately 28 days of well testing.Maersk Integrator is currently undergoing a series of upgrades to combine the use of hybrid power with low levels of NOx emissions, adding data intelligence to further reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The performance bonus schemes included in the contract with OMV are based on rewarding reduced fuel consumption and reduced NOx emissions during the drilling operations.“We’re pleased to add this additional work scope for Maersk Integrator in 2021, and to enter into a new type of collaborative contractual set-up with OMV where we will focus on aligning incentives in the planning and execution of the drilling operation which again is expected to significantly reduce the uncertainty about overall well construction costs for our customer. We believe this kind of commercial model has the potential to increase exploration drilling activity in Norway and across the North Sea. The contract further shows the commercial value of our low-emission upgrades. By reducing fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and NOx emissions we are not only making contributions towards reaching emission targets, but also create value for our customer under the incentive schemes established in Norway,” says COO Morten Kelstrup of Maersk Drilling.Maersk Integrator is an ultra-harsh environment CJ70 XLE jack-up rig, designed for year-round operations in the North Sea. It was delivered in 2015 and is currently operating offshore Norway. Source: Company Press Release Maersk Integrator is currently undergoing a series of upgrades to combine the use of hybrid power with low levels of NOx emissionslast_img read more