August 20, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard Roundup 8/20/18 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events: INTERLEAGUE Final L-A Dodgers 12 Seattle 1 —— AMERICAN LEAGUE Final N-Y Yankees 10 Toronto 2 Final Tampa Bay 2 Boston 0 Final Cleveland 8 Baltimore 0 Final Minnesota 5 Detroit 4 Final Chi White Sox 7 Kansas City 6 Final Texas 4 L-A Angels 2 Final Houston 9 Oakland 4 —— NATIONAL LEAGUE Final Cincinnati 11 San Francisco 4 Final Pittsburgh 2 Chi Cubs 1, 11 Innings Final Colorado 4 Atlanta 2 Final Miami 12 Washington 1 Final Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 1 Final Arizona 4 San Diego 3 Final N-Y Mets 8 Philadelphia 2 —— WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Connecticut 89 L.A. Sparks 86 Final Atlanta 93 Las Vegas 78 Final Phoenix 96 N-Y Liberty 85 Final Indiana 97 Chicago 92 Final Seattle 84 Dallas 68 Final Minnesota 88 Washington 83 —— MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERFinal Atlanta 3 Columbus 1Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
Beau Lund December 14, 2018 /Sports News – National US Olympic Committee chooses Salt Lake City for potential 2030 Winter Games bid FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail4kodiak/iStock(NEW YORK) — The United States Olympic Committee has selected Salt Lake City to represent the U.S. in a potential bid for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.Salt Lake City and Denver were the two finalists to represent the U.S. after Reno/Tahoe, Nevada dropped out of the running. In a press release, USOC Chair Larry Probst said Salt Lake City was eventually chosen because “we believe Salt Lake City will give us the best chance to return the winter Games to the U.S.”The Utah capital hosted the 2002 Winter Games. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city for the 2030 Games. It is not yet clear when the IOC will make that decision. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFrancois Nel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Roger Federer won his 100th career title with a win at the Dubai Championships on Saturday.The 37 year old beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 to become the second male player to reach the century mark after American Jimmy Connors, who won 109 career matches.The 20-time Grand Slam Champion won his last title October in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland.Federer has won at least one Association of Tennis Professionals title in every season, except 2016 when he suffered a knee injury.He won 24 straight titles from October 2003 to October 2005.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by March 2, 2019 /Sports News – National Roger Federer wins 100th career title Beau Lund
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Utah Jazz continue to build their roster for next season.The Jazz have agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with rookie forward Juwan Morgan. Morgan just completed a four-year college career at Indiana.He averaged 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds for the Hoosiers last season.As an Exhibit 10 signing, Morgan will be in camp with the Jazz and incentivized to remain with the team’s G-League affiliate — the Salt Lake City Stars — in the event that he’s waived. Exhibit 10 players receive a bonus of $5,000 to $50,000 if they sign on with the affiliate squad.The bonus won’t count against the Jazz’s salary cap. July 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz Sign F Morgan Robert Lovell Tags: Juwan Morgan/Utah Jazz
Image: SNF has doubled its global capacity of polyDADMAC and Polyamines. Photo: Courtesy of David Mark from Pixabay. The last 2 years SNF has added 75,000 MT/yr. powder-grade PAM production capacity globally to match the increased demand for EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) applications. By the end of 2020, SNF will add 75,000 MT/yr. This 150,000 MT/yr new capacity is spread across several regions, thus providing easy access to our products.At the same time, through new investments and debottlenecking, SNF added 500,000 MT/yr. production capacity for emulsion-grade PAM within and 100,000 MT/yr. outside the U.S. This substantial increase is mainly driven by demand within the U.S. hydraulic fracturing (fracking) market as well as emerging fracking demands outside the U.S. Here in the U.S., SNF will complete an additional emulsion-grade PAM expansion of 100,000 MT/yr. this year by early Q4. SNF’s goal is to have a total emulsion-grade PAM production capacity in the U.S. of 1 million MT/yr. by the end of 2020.To support this growth in polymer production, SNF continues to invest in upstream monomer production capabilities as well. Cationic monomer expansion in China is complete, bringing an additional 40,000 MT/yr. of ADAME to the market. While here in the U.S., SNF will invest in new ADAME monomer capacity bringing an additional 50,000 MT/yr. capacity over existing global capacity of 160,000 MT/yr. by the end of 2022. Acrylamide monomer expansion continues in each region as PAM production volumes grow. In the U.S., SNF will add 100,000 MT/yr. (expandable to 200,000 MT/yr.) in 2021.For organic coagulants, SNF has doubled its global capacity of polyDADMAC and Polyamines to support the future demands of both product lines.Source: Company Press Release. To support this growth in polymer production, SNF continues to invest in upstream monomer production capabilities as well
The decision to slow construction work at the POTBA plant comes amid the concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic The LyondellBasell’s PO/TBA project is more than 30% complete. (Credit: Pixabay/LEEROY Agency) Chemicals firm LyondellBasell has slowed the construction work at the propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant being built in the US, with an investment of $2.4bn.The move, which has been informed to the project engineering and construction contractors, comes amid the coronavirus outbreak.The ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic also entailed the company to limit non-essential activities at the project, which is expected to produce 470,000 metric tonnes of PO and one million metric tonnes of TBA annually.LyondellBasell Intermediates & Derivatives (I&D) executive vice-president Torkel Rhenman said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and evolving. Because the PO/TBA site is currently under construction and not producing needed products yet, in the interest of health and safety we believe it is prudent to limit construction activities at this time.“We remain committed to the completion of this strategic investment incorporating our low-cost, next generation PO/TBA technology. Over the next several weeks, we will be working with our contractors and suppliers to develop a revised project timeline.”The LyondellBasell’s PO/TBA project, which is more than 30% complete, features a split-facility design to optimise synergies between two existing LyondellBasell sites.PO/TBA project scheduled to be commissioned in 2021Scheduled to be commissioned in 2021, the project is being built at the LyondellBasell Channelview Complex located in Channelview, Texas while an associated ethers unit, which will convert TBA to oxyfuels, is planned to be built at the company’s Bayport Complex in Pasadena, Texas.The project is expected to create more than 2,200 jobs during the construction phase and 160 permanent positions once commissioned.Recently, LyondellBasell has signed definitive agreements to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Liaoning Bora Enterprise Group (Bora).The JV company will operate a 1.1 million metric tonnes/year ethylene cracker and the associated polyolefin derivatives facility which is located in Panjin, China.
Equinor deal secures BP an “entry into the offshore wind sector”With a combined installed renewable power capacity of 2.3GW, BP is currently leading the way amongst the major international oil companies, according to GlobalData.The analyst said its recent deal with Norwegian state-owned energy firm Equinor “secures entry into the offshore wind sector” with a capacity addition of 2.2GW once complete.The $1.1bn agreement saw BP purchase 50% of the non-operated interests in the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind assets on the US east coast.GlobalData’s Rodgers said BP’s current project pipeline will increase its capacity by 6.5GW, but that this is still short of its 2025 ambition to reach 20GW.He added: “As BP will leverage off its core hydrocarbons business to fund its investment strategy, weakened oil and gas prices will put pressure on the company’s capital availability necessary to meet its low-carbon energy ambitions.” BNEF’s data shows that General Electric and Goldwind were the top two turbine suppliers in 2020, following a surge in installations in the US and China (Credit: Needpix.com) BP must make “significant investments” in renewable energy and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in order to meet its 2030 low-carbon energy targets, says an industry analyst.As part of its commitments, the British multinational oil and gas company is aiming to achieve 50 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity and 30 million tonnes per annum of (tpa) of LNG by the end of the decade.This comes as major oil firms have started pumping billions into renewables in a bid to help clean up the economy and look towards a potential future beyond high-polluting fossil fuels amid intensifying pressure from investors for companies to take action on environmental issues.But data and analytics firm GlobalData believes that BP’s capital available for investment activity will be challenged as “market weakness dents cashflow” from its “core hydrocarbons business”.Daniel Rogers, oil and gas analyst at GlobalData, said: “BP has proven its willingness to invest big outside its core business, but will continue to rely on hydrocarbons as the cash cow for future investments.“The current market fundamentals reduce the profitability of BP’s core business, potentially shrinking its pool of capital available for future low-carbon acquisitions.” The British multinational oil and gas company is aiming to achieve 50GW of renewable energy capacity by the end of the decade BP has a long history of making renewable energy investmentsBP, short for Beyond Petroleum, has a long history in renewables investments after it became the first of the “Big Oil” companies to commit significant capital into clean energy projects, such as wind and solar, from 1980 onwards.But, in the aftermath of the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill incident in the Gulf of Mexico, the London-headquartered firm was forced to close most of its previous green energy investments, believed to be worth about $8bn to $10bn.Despite that, the company still has more than 2.2GW of wind capacity in the US and, in 2017, it spent $200m on acquiring a 43% stake in Lightsource, which has rebranded to Lightsource BP and is Europe’s largest solar power project developer.Lightsource BP is Europe’s largest solar power project developer (Credit: Flickr/Dept of Energy Solar Decathlon)BP also acquired Chargemaster, the UK’s leading network of charging points, for $160m – which could well be an astute purchase as Britain looks set to ramp up its plans to phase out fossil fuel vehicles by 2030 to speed up the transition to electric vehicles.But, in the meantime, the move has also allowed the oil firm an opportunity to combine Chargemaster’s 6,500 charging points network with its 1,200 petrol stations.Looking towards the future, Bernard Looney, who was confirmed as BP’s new CEO earlier this year, has outlined his vision for the oil major to “reimagine energy” and become a net-zero emissions company by 2050. LNG will continue to play a “major role” in BP’s low-carbon energyBut for Rodgers, it isn’t just renewables that will help shape the company’s future.“LNG will continue to play a major role in BP’s low-carbon energy and electricity goals, and it is targeting significant growth in the sector,” said Rodgers.“In its current equity LNG portfolio, BP is forecast to reach 16 million tpa in capacity by 2025, while relying on merchant volumes for the rest of the targeted amount.”He believes the delay of the African Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project – in partnership with Bermuda’s Golar LNG – was a “major blow”.BP was expected to receive the floating LNG facility on the maritime border between Mauritania and Senegal in 2022, but following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it submitted a force majeure in March to delay the delivery by a year.Upon receiving the facility, the firm is expected to charter it for 20 years to liquefy gas, but Rodgers claims any further delays could hinder its chances of achieving the 2025 LNG target.He added: “Future developments in Mauritania and Senegal will be the cornerstone of the company’s growth opportunities but will hinge on investment decisions going ahead in spite of a potentially oversupplied LNG market going into the late 2020s.”
The FPSO vessel at the field will have a capacity to process 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day Rendering of the Sangomar Field Development FPSO. (Credit: SOFEC.) Modec has announced that its subsidiary Modec Senegal (MOSEN) has secured a contract from Woodside Energy to deliver operations and maintenance of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Sangomar field development phase 1 project, located offshore Senegal.The project is located in the Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Offshore Deep oil blocks. The FPSO will be deployed at the Sangomar field which is about 100km south of Dakar. The Sangomar field development is expected to be Senegal’s first offshore oil development.In January, Woodside and Modec signed a purchase contract for the supply of the FPSO. Following that contract, MOSEN has been given the responsibility of operations and maintenance of the FPSO.The contract will cover all in-country installation and commissioning activities, after which an initial 10 year operations and maintenance term will begin.FPSO vessel expected to be delivered in 2023Expected to be delivered in 2023, the FPSO vessel will be moored permanently at a water depth of about 780m by an External Turret mooring system to be supplied by SOFEC, a Modec company.The FPSO vessel will have a capacity to process 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 130 million standard ft³ of gas per day, 145,000 barrels of water injection per day and a minimum storage capacity of 1,300,000 barrels of crude oil.Modec president and CEO Yuji Kozai said: “We are delighted and proud that Woodside awarded us the contract for the operations and maintenance of the memorable first FPSO for Senegalese waters further to another major contract for the supply of this FPSO.“In West Africa, we have accumulated well nearly 30 years of operational experience with three (3) FPSOs by identifying and involving local based professionals and labor. We are pleased to be a part of the team that will contribute to the advancement of local energy industry with this long-term operational project in Senegal too.”Presently, Modec operates three FPSOs in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire as well as it has supplied another seven floating production facilities such as FPSO, FSO and Tension Leg Platform (TLP) that have been installed in Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Nigeria.
A leading estate agent in Wales is to hold a charity ball on June 30th that it hopes will raise £6,000 for children’s charity Magic Moments, but which it needs to sell more tickets for to hit its target.Darlows, which has ten branches across Cardiff and South Wales, has sold tickets worth £2,500 so far but is asking other agents in the area and beyond to come along to the event at The Village Hotel in Coryton, Cardiff.Tickets are £40 each and include red carpet entry, a three-course meal plus the hotel is to donate 10% of its bar takings to the charity.A raffle will also take place with prizes donated by several local conveyancing and home loans companies including Convey Law, Spicketts Battrick and Just Mortgages.Magic Moments supports 12 children’s hospices and also organises annual trips to Disneyland in Paris for the families of those with very ill children, or those who have been recently bereaved.£1 million raisedThe charity was set up in 1998 by Alick Smith, the then chairman of Darlows’ parent company Spicerhaart with his wife with Val and since then it has raised over £1 million.“I can’t begin to describe the difference this charity makes to children who may have very little time left to live and also to their families, who can continue to receive support even after having lost a child,” says organiser Gareth Brackin, one of Darlows’ regional partners (left).“All the community has pulled together to help these children and their families, some of whom will be attending the event as guests.“We have already trebled what we thought we would achieve and the ball hasn’t taken place yet, so we are on target to raise around £6,000.”To buy tickets, email Lisa Haycock at Darlows. Gareth Brackin Just Mortgages Alick Smith Cardiff Sequence charity ball charity raising Spicer Haart Spicketts Battrick Convey Law Darlows June 20, 2018Nigel LewisAny comments? 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 » Agencies & People » Welsh agency Darlows needs your help to raise £6,000 for children’s charity previous nextAgencies & PeopleWelsh agency Darlows needs your help to raise £6,000 for children’s charityTen branch firm is reaching out to fellow industry professionals to help raise cash via charity ball in Cardiff on 30th June.Nigel Lewis20th June 201801,801 Views
A prominent estate agent in Cambridgeshire has gone to ground owing thousands of pounds of rent and deposits to landlords and tenants, it has been reported.Francis or Frank Smart, who until recently operated his agency Smart Residential in central Newmarket, is said to have been missing since July after his branch closed.A Facebook group has been set up by disgruntled landlords many of whom are owed significant sums of money by Smart and several of whom have reported him to the police.Landlords on the Facebook site are also worried because Smart holds keys to their properties.The saga began approximately six weeks ago when Smart went to ground and, despite desperate attempts to contact him, has been largely silent.In July he told customers via social media and on a sign affixed to his branch window that he been forced to close the office after a move to new premises had gone wrong. But since early August he has not been seen or heard from.Two businessesSmart operates two businesses, Frank Smart Limited for his lettings business and Pivotal Homes Ltd through which payments to his landlords are made. Both firms are active and are up to date with their accounts.Since his disappearance it has emerged that the deposits of several tenants who rented properties through Smart Residential have not been lodged with any of the government-approved schemes, local newspaper The Newmarket Journal reports.The unravelling disaster appears to be out of character for Smart, who has run his businesses for eleven years in Newmarket and worked in the industry for over 16 years working for agencies in and around Cambridgeshire before setting up his own business.And within his OnTheMarket business page Smarts claims to be a survivor having steered his business through the 2008 financial crisis.newmarket smart residential frank smart September 7, 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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Estate agent disappears owing landlords and tenants thousands of pounds previous nextAgencies & PeopleEstate agent disappears owing landlords and tenants thousands of poundsFrank Smart, who has operated his sales and lettings business in Newmarket since 2007 has not been heard from since early August.Nigel Lewis7th September 201806,068 Views