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

Countrywide teams up with NAEA to increase membership levels

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » Countrywide teams up with NAEA to increase membership levels previous nextAssociations & BodiesCountrywide teams up with NAEA to increase membership levelsCountrywide and the National Association of Estate Agents have announced the first national membership partnership.PROPERTYdrum1st July 20150738 Views Countrywide plc and the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) have announced a new landmark partnership which will see Countrywide’s customer facing estate agents invited to become members of the NAEA.The agreement makes Countrywide the first national estate agency network to officially adopt such an undertaking, offering employees the opportunity of high level training alongside their nationally recognised qualifications.The move is sure to gain the approval of many leading qualified trainers, including Tony Lynch (left), a coach at Keep Thinking Big.He points out that estate agents are no different to any other profession when it comes to the need to update skills and techniques.He commented: “We all need ongoing training in order to become better tomorrow than we are today.”He highlights various skills, such as listening, connecting and becoming a ‘master’ at questions that unlock the doors of opportunity as all being learnable skills, as being “imperative for the successful estate agent”.Lynch also pointed to “attitude” as a key component when it comes to training and learning.“If a team understands the importance of training and have a hunger for becoming the best they can be, then the ingredients are set for a huge return on investments,” he added.Countrywide plc includes the largest estate agency and lettings network and operates more than 1,300 associated offices across the UK, through well-known high street brands such as Bairstow Eves, Fulfords, Dixons and Taylors.This major step to ensure employees are NAEA members may help to reassure more customers that the sales agents they deal with adhere to high professional standards and belong to reputable, recognised and regulated professional body.Alison Platt (right), Group Chief Executive, Countrywide plc, said, “As the UK’s largest residential property services company, representing 48 estate agency brands and 1,300 offices, this partnership with the NAEA is very significant and another step in raising professional standards within the sector. Working with AgencyPro, our City & Guilds accredited learning centre, we will roll out this programme of bringing new members into the NAEA, building on the strong skills that we already have within the business and also attracting new talent to learn and develop with us.”Countrywide employees will also benefit from a large number of member benefits, including access to training and continuing professional development, regular updates on regulation and policy changes.Mark Hayward (left), Managing Director, NAEA, said, “This really is a major milestone for the sector and demonstrates foresight from Countrywide in terms of offering real benefits for their employees as well as guaranteeing customers that all staff are recognised as belonging to a nationally recognised regulated body. Importantly, in the time when housing remains high on both the media and political agenda, it allows Countrywide to contribute to the debate and influence key issues that are impacting the sector via our stakeholder and political outreach. We look forward to welcoming Countrywide staff into our membership and hope this will serve as a catalyst to other national chains to adopt similar practices.”Mark Hayward membership levels Keep Thinking Big NAEA Alison Platt Countrywide Tony Lynch July 1, 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Leaders’ growth continues

first_imgLeaders has purchased Bulmer Estates, a family-run business owned by Andrew and Rebecca Bulmer in West Bridgford.Matthew Light, Group Acquisitions Director at the Leaders Romans Group, says, “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Bulmer Estates, a successful company with a reputation for excellence in lettings and property management across Nottingham.“The Bulmer Estates team will join our branch in Nottingham to offer a comprehensive range of services in the city.”Three weeks later, Leaders purchased the 500+ property portfolio of Derby business, MBM Management Limited.The company was established in 1996 and successfully run by Malcolm Blount – who has now retired – and his daughter Helen Hufton who joined the business in 2000. Helen will remain with Leaders, managing the portfolio under the Leaders brand.She said, “This is an exciting new chapter for us. I know that we’re in very safe hands with Leaders which has always been at the forefront of best practice in lettings and where we will benefit from excellent professional training and development.Leaders acquisitions Bulmer Estates September 14, 2017The 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Leaders’ growth continues previous nextAgencies & PeopleLeaders’ growth continuesThe Negotiator14th September 20170561 Viewslast_img read more

Watchdog upholds complaint against OTM over ‘early upload’ properties claim

first_imgHome » News » Watchdog upholds complaint against OTM over ‘early upload’ properties claim previous nextRegulation & LawWatchdog upholds complaint against OTM over ‘early upload’ properties claimChallenger OnTheMarket reveals information about number of properties uploaded to its portal earlier than others after recent TV advert is referred to ASA.Nigel lewis5th September 201802,302 Views Property portal OnTheMarket has revealed in evidence to the advertising watchdog that only a ‘small percentage’ of the new properties advertised on its site every month are available 24 hours before being uploaded to other portals or websites.The information follows a complaint made to the Advertising Standards Authority about a TV ad it aired in May this year which claimed within its voice-over that “…agents have moved to OnTheMarket.com from other sites and many are advertising their new properties exclusively with us first, 24 hours or more ahead of other portals”.The complainant challenged whether the claims that properties could be seen exclusively via OnTheMarket.com 24 hours or more before being seen on other websites or portals were misleading and could be substantiated. This complaint about the ad has been upheld by the ASA.Early uploadsWithin the adjudication text, OTM have asked us to point out that the ASA makes it clear that the complaint was upheld because the ad inferred “that any agent providing any properties exclusively to us first were providing all their properties exclusive with us first” rather than because of the ratio of properties uploaded early.The ASA says it considered the inference in the ad that all properties uploaded by agents to OTM were ‘early to market’ was a significant claim that would “encourage consumers to visit OnTheMarket before other property portals”.“While the evidence held by OnTheMarket showed that several thousand new properties were advertised with them each month, a small percentage only were advertised exclusively with OnTheMarket for the first 24 hours. We therefore concluded that the claim was misleading.”The ASA has told OTM to ensure future ads did not suggest that all new properties listed by agents were advertised exclusively with OnTheMarket.com unless they held adequate evidence.A second complaint about a similar advert seen on a London Underground poster but with different wording was not upheld by the ASA.Read more about OTM. OnTheMarket OTM OTM adertising complaint OTM Listings advertising standards authority ASA September 5, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more