NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

first_imgMarch 30, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility Tags: Coronavirus/COVID-19/NCAA Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThe NCAA will permit spring-sport Division I athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility.The NCAA Division I Council voted to give college athletes who compete in spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse a way to get back the season they lost, but did not guarantee financial aid.Winter sports were not included in that decision the council declined to extend eligibility for student-athletes in sports where all or most of their regular seasons were completed. Written bylast_img read more

Jazz guard Mike Conley to compete in NBA H-O-R-S-E competition on ESPN

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJazz guard Mike Conley is one of eight players or former players that will take part in the NBA’s online H-O-R-S-E competition.Current NBA players that are participating include Conley, Oklahoma City guard Chris Paul, Atlanta guard Trae Young, and Chicago forward Zach LaVine. There are two former NBA players competing, Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce, along with former WNBA player Tamika Catchings, and current WNBA player Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky.The quarterfinal round will be played Sunday on ESPN from 5-7 pm Mountain Time. The matchups for the quarterfinals feature Trae Young vs. Chauncey Billups, Mike Conley vs. Tamika Catchings, Zach LaVine vs. Paul Pierce, and Chris Paul vs. Allie Quigley.Players will be filmed competing at home locations on indoor or outdoor courts and compete shot for shot. The title sponsor, State Farm, will donate $200,000 to coronavirus relief efforts.The semifinals and championship for the competition will take place Thursday, April 16 starting at 7 pm Mountain Time on ESPN. Tags: Allie Quigley/Chauncey Billups/Chris Paul/HORSE Competition/Mike Conley/NBA/Paul Pierce/Tamika Catchings/Trae Young/Utah Jazz/Zach LaVine Robert Lovell April 10, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Jazz guard Mike Conley to compete in NBA H-O-R-S-E competition on ESPNlast_img read more

UVU Men’s Basketball To Visit Texas-Austin In 2020-21 Season

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAUSTIN, Texas-Wednesday, Utah Valley University men’s basketball confirmed they will play a non-conference game at Texas December 1, 2020 at a time still yet to be determined.Wolverines head coach Mark Madsen expressed his appreciation that Texas agreed to play this game against UVU and paid tribute to Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart, saying he has done a “tremendous job” as the Texas head coach.This is a historic game as the Wolverines and Longhorns have never crossed paths on the hardwood.This is only the third time in program history that UVU has played a Big 12 squad as they visited Oklahoma State at Stillwater, Okla. in 2013 and former Big 12 member, Nebraska, at Lincoln, Neb. in 2015.In addition to the game at Texas, Madsen’s squad will also face in-state foes BYU, Utah and Southern Utah in non-conference play next season. Tags: Mark Madsen/Shaka Smart/Texas Men’s basketball/UVU Men’s Basketball Brad James April 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball To Visit Texas-Austin In 2020-21 Season Written bylast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 11/19/20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUESeattle 28, Arizona 21TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALLTulsa 30, Tulane 24 (2OT)Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. November 20, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/19/20 Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img

Australian Open: Tsitsipas knocks out Nadal with five-set win in quarterfinals

first_imgFebruary 17, 2021 /Sports News – National Australian Open: Tsitsipas knocks out Nadal with five-set win in quarterfinals Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty ImagesBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(MELBOURNE, Australia) — Rafael Nadal’s chance at setting the record for the most men’s major titles will have to wait until the next Grand Slam tournament.The 34-year-old Spanish tennis player, ranked No. 2 in the world, was defeated by fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open quarterfinals Wednesday. Tsitsipas upset Nadal in five sets, 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 7-5.Nadal was on his quest to break the record for the most men’s major titles with 21. He is currently tied at 20 with Roger Federer, who withdrew from the tournament at Melbourne Park because he was recovering from knee surgery.Tsitsipas will now go on to face off against fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals. Medvedev also advanced to the next round of the tournament Wednesday after his three-set win over Andrey Rublev, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Aker BP secures consent to use Maersk Invincible rig at Valhall field in North Sea

first_imgMaersk Drilling-owned Maersk Invincible rig will be used for plugging and removal work at the Valhall DP Aker BP to use Maersk Invincible rig. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has approved Norwegian oil company Aker BP to use the Maersk Invincible jack-up rig on its Valhall field in the Norwegian North Sea.The consent allows the firm to use of the Maersk Drilling-owned Maersk Invincible rig for plugging and removal work at the Valhall drilling platform (DP).Production from Valhall DP is planned to be closed over the next few years. Currently one well is in production while four wells are planned to be plugged and removed.Valhall field commenced production in 1982The Valhall field, which commenced production in 1982, was originally developed with three facilities for accommodation, drilling and processing.At present, the Valhall complex comprises six separate steel platforms for living quarters, drilling, wellheads, production, water injection, combined process- and hotel platform respectively.Aker BP is planning to produce another billion barrels from over the next 40 years from the field, which has already produced more than one billion barrels of oil equivalent since its commissioning.Last year, Aker BP and its partner Pandion Energy have commenced production from the Valhall Flank West wellhead platform in the North Sea.The Valhall Flank West, which is a normally unmanned installation (NUI), forms part of the continued development of the Valhall field.Aker BP operates the Valhall field with 80% stake while the remaining 10% interest is held by Pandion Energy. The Valhall Flank West receives power from shore through the Valhall field centre.As per estimates, the Valhall Flank West has recoverable reserves of around 60 million barrels of oil equivalent based on the drilling of six production wells.last_img read more

BLM seeks public comment on EA for Ragged Ridge oil well

first_img BLM seeks public comment on EA for new oil well. (Credit: skeeze from Pixabay) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tonopah Field Office, Battle Mountain District, is asking the public to review and provide input on an Environmental Assessment that analyzes an application by Kebo Oil and Gas Inc. to drill an exploratory oil well, Ragged Ridge Federal No.1. The proposed drill site is approximately seven miles south of Currant in Railroad Valley, Nevada.This announcement begins a 30-day comment period ending July 25, 2020. The proposal includes an on-lease access road, well pad and reserve pit construction. The maximum area of surface disturbance on the lease would be 3.7 acres.“We encourage every community member to take some time to read and comment on this EA,” said Perry Wickham, Tonopah Field Office Manager. “Every public comment will be addressed and helps make sure we’re looking at this from every angle.” Source: Company Press Release The maximum area of surface disturbance on the lease would be 3.7 acreslast_img read more

Israeli cabinet ratifies trilateral agreement on EastMed Gas Pipeline

first_img Signing of the EastMed Gas Pipeline accord in January 2020. (Credit: Haim Zah, CPO/Government of Israel) The Israeli cabinet has approved a previously signed trilateral agreement with Greece and Cyprus for the development of the €6bn Eastern Mediterranean pipeline project (EastMed Gas Pipeline) by IGI Poseidon.In January 2020, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades oversaw the signing of the EastMed Gas Pipeline accord at the countries’ seventh trilateral summit in Athens, Greece.As per the agreement signed by the three countries, the proposed pipeline will run from Israel’s territorial waters via Cyprus and Greece to Europe.Details of the EastMed Gas PipelineThe proposed 1,900km long offshore/onshore pipeline will deliver natural gas from Israeli and Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) waters to Europe. The pipeline, which is likely to be made up of a 1,300km offshore section and a 600km onshore section, is proposed to be laid between Israel to Greece and further extended to Italy.According to IGI Poseidon, the EastMed Gas Pipeline will initially transport 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year (Bcm/y) from the gas reserves located in the Levantine Basin in Cypriot and Israeli waters. There is a possibility of increasing the capacity of the pipeline to 20Bcm/y at a later stage.The natural gas will be delivered to Greece, and in conjunction with the Poseidon and IGB pipelines, into Italy along with other southeast European nations.IGI Poseidon is a 50:50 joint venture created by the Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA) and Italian energy group Edison.The joint venture is slated to take a final investment decision on the EastMed Gas Pipeline within two years with the project targeted to be completed in 2025.The pre-FEED study of the midstream project is said to have shown that it is feasible technically, economically, and also commercially. The project is backed by the European Union, which is co-financing it through the Connecting Europe Facility programme. The proposed EastMed Gas Pipeline project is a 1,900km long offshore/onshore pipeline, which will deliver natural gas from Israeli and Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) waters to Europelast_img read more

Indonesia’s Panbil Group plans to construct LNG terminal on Karimun Island

first_img The new LNG terminal will come up at Pulau Asam. (Credit: Carlo San from FreeImages) Indonesia’s Panbil Group is reportedly planning to build a liquefied natural gas import (LNG) terminal on Karimun Island, Riau Province.The company is currently undertaking a feasibility study on the construction of the LNG terminal, an executive of the business group told Reuters.Panbil Group executive director Patrick Aritonang told the news agency that the terminal is estimated to cost $600m to $800m.Located at nearly 33km away from Singapore’s oil and gas hub Jurong, the new LNG terminal will come up at Pulau Asam.Funded by the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the feasibility study will make as assessment on the regasification capacity of the terminal.Aritonang said that the study will also examine “the economics” of constructing a 55km pipeline to deliver gas to PT Trans Gas Indonesia (PGI).The feasibility study is anticipated to be concluded by the end of this year.In July, the USTDA awarded a grant to PT Nusatama Properta Panbil for a feasibility study to evaluate the development of a LNG receiving terminal, as well as storage and transshipment facilities on Asam Island.The study is a project of USTDA’s US Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative and the Administration’s Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE).The LNG terminal is expected to have a storage capacity of up to 170,000m3The proposed terminal is expected to have a capacity to store up to 170,000m3 of gas, which will be available for refuelling ships.Aritonang was quoted by the news agency as saying: “We wanted to propose certain options to accommodate our energy security.”Indonesia’s Tangguh Train 3, PT Donggi Senoro, and Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi terminal are expected to be sources of gas supply to the terminal, Aritonang said. The new terminal is proposed to be located at nearly 33km away from Singapore’s oil and gas hub Juronglast_img read more

Santos takes FID on $3.6bn Barossa offshore gas project in Australia

first_imgFirst gas from the project is expected to be drawn in the first half of 2025 The Barossa project is located in the Timor Sea, offshore Australia. (Credit: michaelmep from Pixabay) Australian oil and gas company Santos has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the $3.6bn Barossa project, located offshore Australia’s Northern Territory.The Barossa project will see the development of the Barossa gas and condensate field in the Timor Sea, 300km north of Darwin. The works under the project include mooring of a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel, drilling of subsea production wells along with the installation of associated subsea infrastructure and a new gas export pipeline.The pipeline will connect to the existing Bayu-Undan to Darwin LNG pipeline.Santos expects to draw the first gas from the Barossa project in the first half of 2025.Last week, Santos awarded a $4.6bn contract to BW Offshore for construction, connection, and operation of the FPSO.According to the Australian oil and gas company, the FID on the LNG supply project also enables the launch of a $600m investment in the Darwin LNG life extension and pipeline tie-in projects.The projects are expected to extend the life of the company’s operated Darwin LNG plant for nearly 20 years.Santos managing director and CEO Kevin Gallagher said: “Our strategy to grow around our five core asset hubs has not changed since 2016. As we enter this next growth phase, we will remain disciplined in managing our major project costs, consistent with our low-cost operating model.“As the economy re-emerges from the COVID-19 lockdowns, these job-creating and sustaining projects are critical for Australia, also unlocking new business opportunities and export income for the nation.“The Barossa and Darwin life extension projects are good for the economy and good for local jobs and business opportunities in the Northern Territory.”Gallagher added that the Barossa and the Darwin LNG life extension projects will generate 600 jobs during the construction stage. Besides, the projects will secure 350 roles for the next 20 years of production at the Darwin LNG plant.The FID taken on the Barossa project paves the way for the closing of the previously announced 25% stake sale by Santos in the Darwin LNG plant and Bayu-Undan gas field to SK E&S for $390m. The South Korea-based SK E&S is partnering Santos in the Barossa gas and condensate with a 37.5% stake.Japan-based JERA is set to join the duo in the project having signed a deal in April 2020 to acquire 12.5% stake from Santos.last_img read more