Brad James Tags: BYU Baketball/NBA Draft/West Coast Conference/Yoeli Childs FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Per a Thursday report, BYU forward Yoeli Childs confirmed he is returning for his senior season. The 6-8 forward out of South Jordan, Utah had declared for the NBA Draft in March but he had until May 29 to withdraw and he did so.Childs was an all-West Coast first team honoree in 2018-19, amassing 21.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.Childs is currently the 14th leading scorer in program history with 1,609 points and the fifth leading rebounder in program annals (882).Throughout his career at BYU, Childs has amassed 16.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest. May 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Yoeli Childs to Return For Senior Season Written by
Brad James Written by Tags: Roundup January 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/3 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 14MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Treyson Langford posted 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists as the Juab Wasps pummeled North Sanpete 73-49 Friday in Region 14 boys basketball action. Zac Cowan added 13 points and 5 rebounds and Kai Taylor stepped up with 12 points and 7 rebounds on 6-9 from the field for the Wasps, who shot 52.7 percent from the field in improving to 4-6 on the season and 1-0 in Region 14 play.Landon Bowles had 11 points and 5 rebounds in the loss for the Hawks who fell to 5-7 and 2-2 in Region 14 play.LINDON, Utah-Derek Smith netted 37 points and 6 3-pointers as the Delta Rabbits beted Maeser Prep 65-55 in Region 14 boys basketball action Friday. Carson Bailey’s 15 points led the Lions in defeat.ROOSEVELT, Utah-Grady Thompson led the way with 19 points and the Manti Templars crushed Union 65-32 Friday in Region 14 boys basketball action. Jaden Gardner had 9 points for the Cougars in the loss.Non-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Utah-Richie Saunders amassed 17 points and 7 rebounds as the Wasatch Academy Tigers smacked the Roman Catholic (Pa.) Cahillites 72-52 in non-region boys basketball action Friday.ALTAMONT, Utah-Ky Brown’s 13 points led the Beaver Beavers to a 63-29 rout of Altamont Friday in non-region boys basketball action. Cordale Taylor had 8 points in the loss for the Longhorns.ST. GEORGE, Utah-Josh Thalman scored 26 points, including two 4-point plays as the Richfield Wildcats overpowered the Desert Hills Thunder 56-49 Friday in non-region boys basketball action. Morgan Albrecht added 11 points for the Wildcats in his first game back from a knee injury. Keegan Munson scored 14 points in the loss for the Thunder.Girls BasketballRegion 14DELTA, Utah-Jadee Dutson led the way with 12 points and the Delta Rabbits clobbered Maeser Prep 57-21 Friday in Region 14 girls basketball action at the Palladium. Emma Nelson and Kelsey Ortega had 8 points apiece for the Lions in defeat.NEPHI, Utah-Megan Robins netted 17 points and the Juab Wasps pounded North Sanpete 57-31 in Region 14 girls basketball action Friday. Eryn Briggs led the Hawks in the loss with 16 points and 5 rebounds.MANTI, Utah-Katie Larsen posted 9 points and 3 rebounds and the Manti Templars edged Union 40-37 Friday in Region 14 girls basketball action. Sammy Taylor had 11 points for the Cougars in the loss.Region 20BICKNELL, Utah-Hannah Williams stepped up with 14 points and the Wayne Badgers edged Bryce Valley 31-27 Friday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Brooklyn Syrett had 7 points in defeat for the Mustangs.ORDERVILLE, Utah-Esther Cox led the way with 16 points as the Valley Buffaloes got past Milford 48-45 in Region 20 girls basketball action Friday. Jaycee Rose had 12 points for the Tigers in defeat.PANGUITCH, Utah-Kassidy Westwood amassed 21 points and the Piute Thunderbirds surged past Panguitch 48-40 Friday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Mataya Barney led the Bobcats in the loss with 13 points.ESCALANTE, Utah-Melissa Jessop netted 28 points as the Water Canyon Wildcats smoked Escalante 54-40 in Region 20 girls basketball action Friday. Kenzie Lyman led the Moquis in the loss with 17 points.Non-RegionGRANTSVILLE, Utah-Jarica Steck and Passion Reitz had 13 points apiece and the Richfield Wildcats stonewalled Grantsville 50-38 Friday in non-region girls basketball action. Maison White’s game-high 22 points led Grantsville in defeat.GUNNISON, Utah-Avery Brown led the way with 17 points and the Beaver Beavers stymied Gunnison Valley 39-21 Friday in non-region girls basketball action. Kaylee Dyreng had 10 points to lead the Bulldogs in the loss.SALINA, Utah-Kobree Penney netted 20 points and the Millard Eagles humbled North Sevier 62-47 in non-region girls basketball action Friday. Brinley Mason had 13 points in defeat for the Wolves.
March 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Baseball Hosts UVU In Home Opener Tuesday Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Tuesday, BYU baseball (6-6) hosts Utah Valley (3-9) in what is the first home game of the season for the Cougars.The first 200 fans in attendance for this 5:00 pm opening pitch at Miller Park will receive a free T-shirt. With the temperatures projected for the 40’s, $1 hot chocolate is also available.Cougars freshman right-handed pitcher Tyson Heaton, a product of Yucaipa High School in Yucaipa, Calif., will get his first start as a collegian this evening.In five previous appearances on the mound, Heaton has posted eight strikeouts, three walks and four earned runs in 9.1 innings of work.Among Cougars with 20 or more appearances at the plate, freshman infielder Andrew Pintar leads the squad with a .326 batting average while also posting team-bests in hits (14), runs (10) and doubles (3).Junior outfielder Mitch McIntyre leads the Cougars with 8 RBI and his fellow junior outfielder, Hayden Leatham, is BYU’s leader in home runs (2).Right-handed pitcher, Las Vegas native (Palo Verde H.S.) Bryce Robison leads the Cougars in ERA (1.86) among pitchers who have pitched a minimum of five innings on the season.Junior right-hander Justin Sterner leads BYU with 19 strikeouts.In his eighth season at the helm, Cougars head coach Mike Littlewood is 221-166 (.571) in leading the program.Utah Valley’s leader in batting average, with a minimum of 20 at bats, is senior infielder Kade Poulsen (.346).Junior infielder Mitch Moralez leads the Wolverines in RBI (6) and hits (17).Senior outfielder Jake Berry has UVU’s only home run on the season.Senior right-hander Jesse Schmit leads the Wolverines in strikeouts (19) and among pitchers who have pitched at least five innings this season, sophomore left-handed pitcher Logan Petet has an 0.93 GPA, leading the squad.In his 12th season at the helm, Wolverines head coach Eric Madsen is 300-321 (.483) in leading the program.BYU is 52-8 (.867) in season openers since 1960 and the Cougars are 29-9 all-time against the Wolverines. Written by Tags: BYU Baseball/UVU Baseball
March 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Ibaka helps Raptors edge Jazz 101-92 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siakam each scored 27 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 101-92 for their fourth straight victory.Kyle Lowry added 21 points and seven assists as Toronto used a 53-34 advantage on the glass to improve to 21-4 since Jan. 15. Ibaka grabbed 13 rebounds, and Siakam finished with 11 boards and eight assists. Associated Press Written by Tags: NBA/Serge Ibaka/Toronto Raptors/Utah Jazz
March 9, 2020 /Sports News – National Hurricanes head coach surprises five football players with scholarships at University of Miami FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(MIAMI) — Five walk-on football players at the University of Miami got a surprise by Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz. As the first full week of Spring football workouts came to a close, Coach Diaz made an unexpected announcement last Friday.Diaz called up Michael Scibelli, Suleman Burrows, Camden Price, Jared “Moose” Griffith and Elias Lugo-Fagundo, and began talking about behavior and what the five players all have in common. “They come here everyday and they put the work in, wondering if one day they’ll have a chance to go on scholarship. And guess what? Today’s that day,” Diaz said, as the entire team erupted in applause and swarmed their teammates with hugs and high-fives.Later in the video, Lugo-Fagundo, a red-shirt junior from Puerto Rico, and Diaz were seen making a Facetime call to the player’s family and the coach shared the exciting news.“Hey listen, your son just got put on scholarship! He did it!” Diaz said with a huge smile.“What a surreal experience. I can’t put into words how big of a blessing this has been for me and my family,” Lugo-Fagundo replied on Twitter. “Thank you [to] all of the coaching staff, and all of our bothers for believing in us. God is good.” The video racked up over 200,000 views, with thousands more off a retweet from ESPN’s SportsCenter. “No better feeling. Thank you,” Griffith replied on Twitter. The team’s first spring football game is in April and the regular season kicks off in September against Temple University.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMatt_Brown/iStockBY LOUIS MILMAN(HOUSTON) — Houston Rockets star James Harden could return to the court this weekend if he continues to test negative for the coronavirus, ESPN reports.Harden was fined $50,000 and ruled unavailable for the team’s scheduled season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday due to a violation of the league’s COVID-19 protocols. That was the result of a league review of video showing Harden socializing maskless at a club earlier this week.Harden’s absence, combined with two players who had tested positive for COVID-19, and several more deemed close contacts of those two players, the Rockets did not have the required eight available players to play the game, forcing it to be postponed.Harden tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports. He will have to remain in isolation until Friday with no positive tests, before he would be made available for the team’s game on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers.Harden told NBA investigators that he believed he was in compliance with all protocols, saying he had entered through a separate entrance and sat in an area of the venue with his security detail while wearing a mask. A source tells ESPN that Harden took a photo with a friend and gave her a gift,before leaving after approximately 30 minutes.This comes after Harden, an eight-time All-Star, requested to be traded this offseason. He also violated league COVID-19 protocols during a brief holdout during training camp, by attending a birthday party for rapper Lil Baby in Atlanta, and being spotted at clubs in Las Vegas. He had to register six consecutive days of negative coronavirus tests before being allowed to return to practice.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. December 24, 2020 /Sports News – National Houston Rockets’ James Harden could be cleared to play Sunday Beau Lund
Viva Energy’s proposed acquisition involves only the wholesale business of Liberty, while it will continue to hold 50% interest in the Liberty’s retail businesses Image: Viva Energy’s proposed acquisition involves only the wholesale business of Liberty. Photo: Courtesy of Akshay93 from Pixabay. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will not oppose the Viva Energy Australia’s proposed acquisition of the remaining 50% interest in Liberty Oil Holdings wholesale business.Viva Energy Australia is a wholly owned firm of Viva Energy Group, and is engaged in refining and importing wholesale and retail supply of fuel products.The wholesale operations of the company include supply to fuel retailers, distributors, independent service stations, commercial customers and rural customers, and retail operations include Coles Express/Shell co-branded sites and Shell branded Viva company sites and dealer sites.ACCC Commissioner Stephen Ridgeway said: “Retailers told us that there are alternative wholesale suppliers and alternative brands they could switch to. We consider that, post-acquisition, the threat of fuel retailers switching to an alternative supplier is likely to constrain Viva’s wholesale prices and supply terms.”“In metropolitan Adelaide, most Liberty branded sites are dealer sites, where Liberty does not set the price. The share of Liberty branded sites is relatively low and there are other retailers in Adelaide that are likely to constrain city-wide prices, such as United and X Convenience. Therefore, price increases from this proposed acquisition are unlikely.”Both Viva and Liberty handle wholesale and retail business of fuel productsViva Energy’s proposed acquisition involves only the wholesale business of Liberty, while Viva’s continues to hold 50% interest in the Liberty’s retail businesses.The competition regulator found that the proposed acquisition would not reflect in reducing competition in the wholesale supply of fuel products.ACCC has also considered the consequences of the proposed acquisition on competition in the retail supply of fuel products in metropolitan Adelaide and Melbourne and in local areas across the country.The ACCC concluded that in most of the local areas where Liberty retail sites overlap with Viva retail sites, including Coles Express sites, adequate competition would remain after the acquisition.Ridgeway added: “In metropolitan Melbourne, another city where Liberty branded sites operate, Liberty has a very small share of retail sites. The proposed acquisition is therefore unlikely to have a significant impact. We identified potential competition concerns regarding some local areas. The merger parties provided further information or implemented changes which addressed our concerns.”
The transaction includes the sale of the facility’s associated logistic assets, all related rights as well as all of the related rights and obligation The Lindsey refinery has an annual production capacity of 5.4 million tonnes. (Credit: SatyaPrem/Pixabay) French oil major Total has agreed to sell the Lindsey refinery to a UK-based petroleum products company Prax Group.The financial details of the transaction are not disclosed by the company.The deal includes the sale of the facility’s associated logistic assets, all related rights as well as all of the related rights and obligation.The refinery, which is located in Immingham (Lincolnshire) in England, has an annual production capacity of 5.4 million tonnes.Total Refining and Chemicals president Bernard Pinatel said: “This transaction is in line with our forward-looking strategy for Total’s European refining base, which involves focusing our investments on integrated refining and petrochemical platforms.“After considering several options for the future of the Lindsey site, Total chose the one that best protects local jobs.”Once the conditions of the sale have been satisfied, the deal is expected to be concluded by the end of the year.Total and IOC JV will set up manufacturing units across IndiaAdditionally, the company has announced the formation of a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company with Indian Oil Corp (IOC) to provide bitumen derivatives.The JV will set up manufacturing units across India and market bitumen derivatives as well as the specialty products for the road construction industry in India.The specialty products include polymer-modified bitumen, crumb rubber modified bitumen, bitumen emulsions and other specialty products.Total said that the new entity will also explore the possibilities to cater to other South Asian markets.IndianOil chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya said: “This would cater to B2B customers involved in road infrastructure development, both in the government and private sectors and I am confident that this would start a revolution in road construction activities in the country by providing superior technology products at competitive prices.”Recently, Total announced securing $14.9bn financing for the $20bn LNG project in northern Mozambique.
The two wells will tie into existing facilities. (Credit: Pixabay/Keri Jackson.) Horizon, an Australian oil and gas company, has announced the launch of drilling operations at two infill wells located in Weizhou 6-12 fields of block 22/12, Beibu Gulf in China.The two well infill drilling operations target undeveloped reserves in WZ6-12 area, including the WZ6-12-A11 well into the producing WZ6-12 North field and the WZ6-12 A3S2 well into last year’s WZ6-12 M1 discovery.The company claims that the two wells have a capacity of 0.3MMbbl and 0.2MMbbl respectively.Both the wells are being drilled from the existing WZ6-12 platform with one well side-tracked from an existing wellbore and the other is being drilled from a recently completed rig slot extension.The two wells will tie into existing facilities and could add a combined output of about 1,900 bopd gross to the existing WZ6-12 production facility.According to Horizon, the wells are also expected to provide valuable reservoir data to determine production and reservoir performance in both the WZ6-12 N and WZ6-12 M1 oil pools.The company’s share of capital costs for the infill drilling programme is expected to be $5m, which the company will fund internally from its existing cash reserves and field production revenue.The participants in the block 22/12 include CNOOC as the operator with 51% stake, followed by Horizon with 26.95% stake, Roc Oil with 19.6% and Majuko with 2.45% stakes.In November last year, Horizon announced that the WZ 6‐12 M1 exploration well in Beibu Gulf was drilled to the target depth of 2025mMD.The company said that the well reached its objectives of drilling through the Oligocene‐aged Weizhou T30 to T32 sands, as planned. The infill well drilling by Horizon at WZ6-12 area targets undeveloped reserves
Eni signs a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation with Zhejiang Energy. (Credit: Free-Photos from Pixabay.) Eni and Zhejiang Energy signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on strategic cooperation in the energy sector.The MoU establishes a cooperation framework aimed at facilitating joint initiatives between Eni and Zhejiang Energy across the gas and LNG value chain in China and internationally. The MoU builds on the companies’ shared goal of promoting a reduction in emissions by favoring a switch from coal to gas in the production of electricity. The initiatives identified in the MoU range from developing long term LNG supply agreement to joint participation in gas/LNG projects.Using gas to produce electricity instead of coal reduces by as much as half the greenhouse gas emissions of a power plant, providing an immediate step forward in decarbonizing the sector.For Eni, the MoU represents a further step in the energy transition process. The company has recently launched a new strategy, which will lead the company to be carbon neutral by 2050, in all its operations, processes and products. In the long term, gas – which will be increasingly decarbonized – will represent more than 90% of Eni’s production.Eni has been present in China since 1984 and has recently established a new Representative Office in Beijing. Source: Company Press Release The agreement establishes a framework for the two companies to work together in the gas and LNG sector in China and abroad