Utah Gymnastics Vaults Into St. Louis

first_img Tags: Auburn/BYU/California/Regionals/Stanford/Super Six/SUU/Utah Gymnastics Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY- (Utahutes.com) Saturday, at the NCAA regional gymnastics championships at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Center, the Pac-12 ruled the day.The two automatically qualifying teams are Utah’s Red Rocks and the California Golden Bears, as Utah posted 197.475 points overall, with California posting 196.725 points.Utah and California next advance to the NCAA national semifinals April 20 at St. Louis. A win in the semifinals places either team into the “Super Six,” April 21, also at St. Louis.Also advancing to the St. Louis semifinals were Stanford’s Elizabeth Price, who amassed 39.575 all-around points and BYU’s Shannon Hortman-Evans on the uneven paralell bars, as she posted 9.900 points in that event.Hortman-Evans’ contributions were enough to lead the Cougars to a respectable 4th place finish at the meet, with 196.300 points.Three Auburn Tigers also advanced to the semifinals, Drew Watson in all-around, as she posted 39.425 points, Abby Milliet on the balance beam and Sam Cerio on the uneven parallel bars.Southern Utah also participated in the meet, placing sixth, with 194.625 points. April 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local, Uncategorized Utah Gymnastics Vaults Into St. Louislast_img read more

Former NFL player Greg Hardy to make UFC debut next month

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Former football player Greg Hardy is gearing up to make his UFC debut next month.UFC President Dana White tells ESPN Hardy will go up against Allen Crowder in the Octagon on Jan. 19. Contracts for the fight, which will take place in Brooklyn, New York, are close to being finalized, according to White.Hardy, a former defensive end in the NFL, signed a developmental deal with the UFC earlier this year. Since then, he has amassed a record of 3-0, winning all three bouts by first-round knockout.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img December 5, 2018 /Sports News – National Former NFL player Greg Hardy to make UFC debut next monthlast_img read more

Weber State Spring Football Set For Saturday

first_img Written by Wildcat Club members are invited to a luncheon prior to the spring game beginning at noon on the fourth floor of the press box at Stewart Stadium. April 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Spring Football Set For Saturday There will also be bounce houses and inflatables and the first 100 fans will receive a back-to-back Big Sky Conference champions T-shirt. Tags: All-Americans/Big Sky Conference/Jay Hill/Josh Davis/Rashid Shaheed/Spring Game/Stewart Stadium/Weber State Football Among the Wildcats’ brightest returning stars are return specialist Rashid Shaheed and National Freshman of the Year, tailback Josh Davis. The Wildcats return prominent stars from last season, including three All-Americans. Brad James Admission is free to all fans. During the luncheon, head coach Jay Hill will address the audience. This is a free event for all Wildcat Club members. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Saturday, Weber State football fans will get their first look at the 2019 squad as they conclude spring practice with their annual spring game at Stewart Stadium at 1:00 pm.last_img read more

Hibiscus Petroleum positioning to acquire producing assets in Southeast Asia

first_img Image: Hibiscus Petroleum to acquire producing assets in Southeast Asia. Photo: courtesy of C Morrison/Pixabay. Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad (HIBI: MK) (“Hibiscus Petroleum”, the “Company” or the “Group”) today released a Corporate and Business Update (the “Update”) outlining the Group’s targets and initiatives as well as operational updates in conjunction with the release of its quarterly financial results for the period ended 30 September 2019 (“1Q FY2020”). In the Update, Hibiscus Petroleum stated that it is positioning for growth through further acquisitions of producing assets particularly in Southeast Asia. The Group expects high-quality acquisition opportunities will be emanating in Southeast Asia as the fields in the area mature and established players look to review their portfolios.The Group believes it is in a strong position for growth as it continues to build its technical capability and track record as a capable operator, having received awards and recognition from industry bodies and regulators for operational and safety performances. In addition, its aggressive production enhancement programme in 2019 to drill nine wells in Malaysia and the United Kingdom combined, demonstrates Hibiscus Petroleum’s commitment towards growing its business in these areas.On the back of these newly drilled wells, the Group is targeting to deliver 3.3 to 3.5 million barrels (“bbls”) of oil in FY2020, which is up to 16% higher than the actual oil delivered in FY2019. With the current and future enhancement projects across both North Sabah and Anasuria assets, together with potential production from new acquisitions, the Group aims to achieve its 2021 Mission of 20,000 bbls of oil production per day.For its 1Q FY2020 results, the Group announced revenue and profit after tax of RM159.3m and RM16.2m respectively, from the sale of 0.6 million barrels of oil. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (“EBITDA”) for the period was RM77.1m with a strong EBITDA margin of 48.4%. Overall, despite a softer oil market and the effects of higher maintenance activities in the quarter, the Group remained profitable.The Group is still debt-free, and its unrestricted cash balance was RM179.4 million as at 30 September 2019.Commenting on the outlook for the Group, Managing Director, Dr Kenneth Pereira, said, “We have clearly established our 2021 Mission and the Group as a whole is actively working towards achieving it. By 2021, existing assets are expected to deliver 12,000 barrels of net oil per day. We will close the gap with an acquisition. We will be extremely selective and will only invest in assets that we believe will generate strong positive cashflows.” Source: Company Press Release Potential acquisitions of producing assets to drive the Group towards 2021 Mission of 20,000 barrels per day of oil productionlast_img read more

Akselos deploys digital twin of Shell’s Bonga FPSO

first_imgThe Digital Twin is a physics-based model of the asset, which represents its entire physical counterpart in absolute detail and accuracy Akselos deploys digital twin of Shell’s Bonga FPSO. (Credit: Akselos SA.) Akselos SA (Akselos) has announced the successful deployment of a structural Digital Twin for Shell’s Bonga Main FPSO, located 120km Southwest of the Niger Delta in Nigeria.The Digital Twin is a physics-based model of the asset, which represents its entire physical counterpart in absolute detail and accuracy. The model is updated with loading conditions and inspection data on a regular basis, providing the ability to carry out structural assessments based on the ‘as is’ condition, from anywhere and at any time.The structural Digital Twin, which is based on Akselos’ patented RB-FEA technology, was selected by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), Shell’s deepwater company in Nigeria and operator of the 225,000 oil barrel capacity FPSO, because of its unique ability to realise a number of operational objectives. These include the identification of critical areas for prioritised inspection, maintenance and repair; a reduction in personnel on board the asset; reduced necessity for physical inspections in hard-to-reach areas such as cargo tanks; and to support scenario planning for extreme weather events and asset modification.The deployment of the breakthrough simulation technology will also enable safe asset life extension by replacing the over-conservative estimates made with conventional simulation software, with accurate assessments that reflect actual remaining fatigue life.Elohor Aiboni, Asset Manager for Bonga, said “The Bonga Main FPSO heralded a number of innovative ‘firsts’ when it was built back in 2004, so it’s fitting that it’s the first asset of its kind to deploy something as advanced as a structural Digital Twin. We are very excited about the new capabilities that Akselos brings and believe it will create a positive impact on the way we manage structural integrity. It is also a great example of digitalisation coming to life.”The Bonga Main FPSO, which became operational in 2004, has a capacity of 225,000 barrels per day and weighs over 300,000 tonnes, making it the largest asset in the world to be protected by a structural Digital Twin.Dr David Knezevic, CTO and Co-Founder of Akselos said: “We are very proud to have reached this important milestone, which represents many months of complex engineering work between SNEPCo and Akselos. To have the opportunity to deploy our breakthrough technology on a 300,000 tonne asset is the kind of technical challenge that Akselos was founded to solve. I’d like to thank the SNEPCo team and the wider team within Shell for sharing our vision and for their commitment to digital transformation.”Shell has been working with Akselos since its technology scouts were introduced to the company as a start-up, as part of the MIT Industrial Liaison programme in 2015. Since then, the integrated energy company has supported Akselos’ technology deployment on many of its assets and become a minority shareholder through its venture capital arm Shell Ventures. The partnership has played an important role in Akselos’ development to become an international scale-up operating across the energy sector. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

California governor Gavin Newsom to ban sales of new petrol vehicles by 2035

first_imgCalifornia ban on new petrol vehicles raises concerns from industryAround two million new passenger and light-duty vehicles are sold annually in California, according to the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA), but electric vehicles (EVs) currently account for less than 10% of new registrations.The state has previously set a target of having five million electric vehicles on its roads by 2030.CNCDA president Brian Maas expressed concerns about the decision, including the state’s “preparedness” to achieve such a goal, a lack of charging infrastructure, and the comparatively-high cost of zero-emission vehicles compared to petrol-fuelled cars and trucks.He said: “While we support the state’s goals to combat climate change, there are many questions and factors that need to be thoughtfully considered and addressed before implementing such a mandate on consumers.”Under the executive order, state agencies will be required to work in partnership with the private sector to “accelerate deployment of affordable fuelling and charging options”, as well as supporting markets for zero-emission vehicles “to provide broad accessibility for all Californians”.It does not prevent ownership of gasoline vehicles beyond 2035, or their sale as second-hand vehicles.Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund advocacy group, said: “This plan positions California to win a new generation of jobs building affordable zero-emission vehicles – jobs that Europe and China are also hoping to capture.“Importantly, major US manufacturers also support winning the race to deploy 21st-century solutions and create jobs, given the market shift to these innovative technologies.”Newsom’s move to take executive action will further heighten tensions between California’s state leadership and the White House, which has previously taken steps to reverse Obama-era restrictions on vehicle-emissions standards.Chet Thompson, CEO of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers trade association, said Governor Newsom “lacks the authority to ban the internal-combustion engine”.“Regardless, pursuing this goal would be among the most inefficient, unpopular, and regressive methods to reduce carbon emissions,” he added. “Forced electrification would deprive consumers of choice for popular vehicles fuelled by affordable, reliable, and readily-available gasoline and diesel.“It also ignores that today’s vehicles are 99% cleaner than they were just a few decades ago and continue to get cleaner every year.” A ban on sales of new petrol vehicles makes California first US state to mandate a combustion-engine phase-out, dealing a blow to a key gasoline market A ban on petrol-vehicle sales will place greater emphasis on the EV market in California A ban on sales of new petrol-fuelled vehicles in California by 2035 has been issued, following an executive order signed by state governor Gavin Newsom.Under the direction, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California must be zero-emission vehicles by the middle of the next decade, while medium and heavy-duty vehicles will be required to be zero-emission by 2045 “where feasible”.The executive order also calls for a ban on new fracking permits in the state by 2024, although that decision has been left to state legislature to enact.The governor’s office says the 2035 combustion-engine phaseout will achieve more than a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, with transportation currently responsible for more than half of all carbon emissions across the state.California is a huge global market for petroleum products used in transport, and is the first US state to mandate a phase-out of combustion-engine vehicles.Several countries around the world have already legislated to end the sale of petrol cars, such as the UK where the end-date is currently set for 2040, but is widely anticipated to be brought forward to 2030.Governor Newsom said: “This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change. Californians shouldn’t have to worry if our cars are giving our kids asthma. Our cars shouldn’t make wildfires worse – and create more days filled with smoky air. Cars shouldn’t melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines.”last_img read more

New Fortress Energy invests in Israel-based green hydrogen firm H2Pro

first_img Zero and H2Pro will collaborate on technology demonstration in Israel in 2022. (Credit: Pixabay/Tumisu.) New Fortress Energy, an energy infrastructure company, has invested in H2Pro, an Israel-based company engaged in the development of new low-cost green hydrogen production technology.H2Pro has clean hydrogen production technology known as electrochemical -thermally-activated chemical (E-TAC).Using renewable energy, the technology splits water (H2O) into hydrogen and oxygen in two separate phases.  The is claimed to achieve 95% efficiency, with no membrane, offering better results than traditional water electrolysis.The E-TAC technology was originally developed and licensed from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.As per the investment, Zero, a renewable hydrogen division of New Fortress, will partner with H2Pro to support it in demonstration of projects and in commercialisation of the technology.Zero was created to invest in and deploy in latest hydrogen technology to displace fossil fuels and eliminate carbon emissions.H2Pro CEO and chairman Talmon Marco said: “We’re proud to join forces with an energy innovator like New Fortress. Our partnership with New Fortress will help us scale faster, as we race towards our goal of decarbonizing our economy and planet.”Zero, H2Pro expected to begin pilot US commercial project in 2023Zero and H2Pro will collaborate on technology demonstration in Israel in 2022. The companies will work together to develop a commercial pilot project in the US in 2023.New Fortress Energy CEO and chairman Wes Edens said: “We’re excited to partner with H2Pro and invest in a promising technology that can reduce green hydrogen production costs dramatically.“Our goal is to accelerate the path for hydrogen to be the zero emissions alternative to fossil fuels and become a world leader in providing carbon-free power.“Paired with low-cost renewable electricity, H2Pro has a path to produce green hydrogen at our target of $1 per kilogram.” Zero, New Fortress’ renewable hydrogen-focused division, will partner with H2Pro to support demonstration projectslast_img read more

More new homes registered to be built

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » More new homes registered to be built More new homes registered to be built30th September 20160541 Views Almost 12,500 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in August according to NHBC’s latest registration statistics, an increase of 20 per cent compared to the same month last year. A total of 12,486 new homes (9,225 private sector; 3,261 public sector) were registered in August, compared to 10,391 (8,385 private sector; 2,006 public sector) 12 months ago. Overall, there were 36,869 new home registrations in the rolling quarter (June 2016 – August 2016), compared to 40,123 in the same period last year, a decrease of 8 per cent.However, during these months, which coincided with the industry caution experienced directly after June’s EU Referendum, several UK regions experienced a notable growth in registrations, compared to 2015, including the North East (+54%), Yorkshire & Humberside (+31 per cent) and the South West (+23 per cent).As the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, NHBC’s registration statistics are a lead indicator of UK house-building activity. For 80 years, NHBC has been committed to driving up quality and raising standards in housebuilding and has approximately 80 per cent market share.Commenting on the latest figures, NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton said, “August’s registration statistics show that the number of new homes being registered is considerably up compared to the same time last year.“While overall rolling quarter numbers are down 8 per cent, this came during an unprecedented period of uncertainty immediately after the EU Referendum. Despite this over half of the UK regions experienced growth in registrations compared to the same three month period last year.“As ever, NHBC remains fully committed to support the industry to build new homes to the highest possible standards.”NHBC new homes Building statistics 2016-09-30Sheila Manchester Related articles Calls for ‘green belt’ to be explained to public29th April 2021 Young entrepreneur launches UK’s first ‘modern’ land buying and selling portal15th April 2021 Retail and pub re-openings sparked newbuild sales homes surge yesterday13th April 2021What’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.last_img read more

Private Members Bill debated to force houses in UK to meet EPC Band C minimum

first_imgHome » News » Private Members Bill debated to force houses in UK to meet EPC Band C minimum previous nextRegulation & LawPrivate Members Bill debated to force houses in UK to meet EPC Band C minimumConservative MP David Amess wants as many houses as possible to meet minimum energy efficiency requirement, which may have ramifications for agents sales literature if it becomes law.Nigel Lewis6th February 201801,333 Views Agents may one day have to ensure homes sold in the UK meet a minimum EPC rating, as rental properties already do, it has been revealed.From April this year rented homes must meet the minimum Band E rating, something agents will soon have to police when advertising properties, but it appears likely that the proposed legislation for all domestic properties may lead to the same requirement for properties offered for sale.As “many homes as practical” will have to reach a minimum Band C Energy Performance Certificate if a debate in Parliament later today goes the way of green campaigner David Amess, MP.The conservative backbench MP has been granted time to debate a Private Members’ Bill to bring in the measure, which would come into effect in 2030 for ‘fuel poor homes’ and for all properties by 2035.Under parliamentary rules he will have ten minutes to argue his case for the new legislation, while an MP opposing the motion will then speak, also for ten minutes. MPs will then be allowed to vote on whether the Bill Amess proposes should proceed into law.Domestic Energy Efficiency BillThe MP for Southend recently spoke at a meeting of the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) (see above) at which he called on attendees to support his Domestic Energy Efficiency Bill.It would commit the government to bring all homes up to Band C, something the SEA has been campaigning over for some time. At the meeting David Amess claimed this would not be a controversial move and that it was a promise already made in the Conservative Party manifesto before the most recent election.David also said that the aim to have all homes brought up to Band C by 2035 would be tempered by a caveat that it would be “where practical, cost effective and affordable”.Private Members Bill DAvid amess mp Domestic Energy Efficiency Bill February 6, 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

Brexit chaos continues to be ‘major drag’ on housing market, say surveyors

first_img Brexit continued to hammer the housing market during March although a more positive attitude among surveyors appears to be returning as people become ‘tired’ of waiting for an outcome, it has been reported.RICS latest survey of the housing market has found that both sales and new property coming onto the market continued to decline.Enquiries from new buyers dropped for the eight month in a row with a quarter of the surveyors canvassed reporting fewer new enquiries from buyers, and a similar drop in the number of completed sales.But the decline is slowing; last month a greater proportion of surveyors said the market was weakening, although a decline in new instructions and new property coming onto the market continues.This is also weakening house prices particularly in London and the South East and only Scotland and Northern Ireland experienced more buoyant markets.“Brexit remains a major drag on activity in the market with anecdotal evidence pointing to potential buyers being reluctant to commit in the face of the heightened sense of uncertainty,” says Simon Rubinsohn, RICS’ Chief Economist (left).Gary Barker, CEO of Reapit, says: “The decline in buyer appetite outlined in today’s RICS report shouldn’t be overestimated. There are many other factors affecting the London market, including the significant increase in overall stamp duty, increased stamp duty for foreign buyers and the economic predictions that the capital prices are reducing.“While uncertainty is holding back some buyers, we are expecting an increase in buyer activity over the next quarter. People have become tired of waiting for a Brexit outcome.”RICS Brexit April 12, 2019Nigel 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 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 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Brexit chaos continues to be ‘major drag’ on housing market, say surveyors previous nextHousing MarketBrexit chaos continues to be ‘major drag’ on housing market, say surveyorsBut property software firm says buyers are becoming ‘tired of waiting for Brexit to happen’ and expects market activity will pick up again soon.Nigel Lewis12th April 201901,172 Viewslast_img read more