July 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State’s Tylee Newman-Skinner Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Late Tuesday, Utah State track and field/cross country athlete Tylee Newman-Skinner was awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship per an official report from the NCAA.All NCAA postgraduate scholarship winners will receive a one-time grant of $7,500.To qualify for this prestigious award, student-athletes must be in their final year of athletic eligibility and plan to pursue graduate studies within the next three years.While they must maintain a minimum of a 3.2 GPA, they must also “perform with distinction” in their sport and be nominated by their institution’s faculty athletics representative.Newman-Skinner was the lone female representative from the Mountain West Conference to gain this award.Utah softball assistant coach Hannah Flippen also received this distinction from the NCAA.Newman-Skinner graduated from USU this past May with a degree in special education and has one more year of eligibility left in cross country. She plans to start work on a master’s degree in occupational therapy in August 2019.The Monteview, Idaho native is an eight-time academic all-Mountain West recipient in both cross country and track and field during her career with the Aggies.She has also earned conference scholar-athlete accolades five different times in the past.Newman-Skinner also spent time as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Mississippi Jackson Mission from 2013-2014. Tags: All-Mountain West/NCAA postgraduate scholarship/Tylee Newman-Skinner Written by
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEBoston 4, L.A. Dodgers 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 111, Dallas 104Brooklyn 102, Cleveland 86Miami 110, N.Y. Knicks 87Toronto 112, Minnesota 105Utah 100, Houston 89Chicago 112, Charlotte 110Indiana 116, San Antonio 96Milwaukee 123, Philadelphia 108Sacramento 97, Memphis 92L.A. Lakers 131, Phoenix 113Golden State 144, Washington 122NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEToronto 4, Winnipeg 2Florida 3, N.Y. Islanders 2Tampa Bay 1, Colorado 0Vancouver 3, Vegas 2Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund October 25, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/24/18 Written by
December 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Gobert leads Jazz past Knicks 129-97 Tags: Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 25 points and 16 rebounds as the Utah Jazz defeated the New York Knicks 129-97 Saturday night.Dante Exum scored 13 points and had a career-high 13 assists in his first start of the season. Exum filled in for Ricky Rubio, who sat out with lower back and left knee contusions.Donovan Mitchell added 15 points and Kyle Korver chipped in 15 off the bench for the Jazz, who won for the sixth time in seven home games.The Jazz outscored New York 70-26 in the paint, matching a franchise record for points in the paint, and finished with a 60-35 rebounding advantage.Tim Hardaway, Jr. scored 18 points and Luke Kornet added 14 in his second start for the Knicks. New York lost its seventh straight. The Knicks have one win in their last 13 games overall.Utah quickly took control of the game, hitting its first six baskets in the paint and scoring 24 points in the paint by the end of the first quarter. Gobert led the way, scoring 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the period.Gobert’s last three baskets in the quarter were part of a 17-5 run that pushed Utah to a double-digit lead. Korver punctuated the run with a 3-pointer from the corner that put the Jazz up 30-14.Utah didn’t let up in the second quarter. The Jazz used a 14-2 run to take a 60-26 lead with 2:26 left before halftime. They eventually built a 40-point lead before the break, going up 71-31 on a layup by Mitchell with 4.6 seconds left in the quarter.New York trimmed the deficit to 82-60 on a 3-pointer by Hardaway late in the third quarter. But, that’s as close as the Knicks got in the second half.Utah answered with a 15-3 run, punctuated by baskets from Raul Neto and Royce O’Neale, for a 97-63 lead in the final minute of the third quarter.TIP INSKnicks: New York’s 37-point halftime deficit was the second-largest in franchise history. . Over his last 10 games, Kevin Knox is averaging 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. He totaled 12 points and five rebounds against Utah. . The Knicks finished with a 13-6 edge in fastbreak points.Jazz: Jae Crowder missed his first game of the season with a left thumb contusion. . The Jazz outscored the Knicks 21-8 in second-chance points. . Tony Bradley made his season debut. The second-year center finished with three rebounds and zero points on 0-of-3 shooting in nine minutes.UP NEXTKnicks: Visit Denver on Tuesday.Jazz: Visit Toronto on Tuesday. Written by Associated Press
Redshirt senior guard Braxton Huggins (17.8 points, 4.4 rebounds per game) and senior guard Deshon Taylor (16.2 points, 3.4 rebounds per game) lead the Bulldogs on the season. Utah State also leads the Mountain West Conference in field goal percentage both offensively (47.8 percent) and defensively (38.2 percent). Tags: Braxton Huggins/Deshon Taylor/Fresno State Bulldogs/Neemias Queta/Sam Merrill/USU Men’s Basketball The Aggies lead the all-time series 35-25 over the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs score 76.4 points per game and surrender 66.2 points per contest. Junior guard Sam Merrill (19.4 points, 3.7 rebounds per game) leads the Aggies. The Aggies outscore opponents on average 79.8 points-65.9 points this season. The 17-5 (7-2 in Mountain West Conference play) Aggies are contending for sole possession of second place in the Mountain West against the 16-5 (7-2) Bulldogs. Freshman center, Portuguese national Neemias Queta, (10.8 points, 8.9 rebounds per game) continues to excel of late. Over the course of the last five games, he averages 12.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per contest. Overall this season, however, the Aggies have statistically dominated their opponents. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFRESNO, Calif.-Tuesday, Utah State men’s basketball visits Fresno State as the Aggies ensue in what is proving to be a highly successful season. The Aggies and Bulldogs have a penchant for close calls of late as the last three games between the schools have been decided in the closing seconds of regulation. Queta’s contributions have helped the Aggies lead the Mountain West in rebounding margin (+7.7) in conference games. February 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Visits Fresno State Tuesday The Aggies have won two of those games, which have been decided by a net six points. Written by Brad James
Beau Lund Written by February 21, 2019 /Sports News – National Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim ‘heartbroken’ after fatally striking pedestrian FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRich Barnes/Getty Images(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim accidentally struck and killed a pedestrian late Wednesday night, according to local police.Boeheim remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, Syracuse Police said in a news release.The legendary college coach underwent “field sobriety and alco-sensor tests,” which “were negative for any signs of impairment,” according to police.Boeheim released an emotional statement Thursday morning.“I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night’s accident,” Boeheim said.The deadly accident took place around 11:20 p.m., police said.The victim, Jorge Jimenez, 51, of Syracuse, had been in a car that lost control on the highway, hitting a guard rail, police said.The car was in the middle of the road when the accident occurred, according to police.Jimenez and the others in the car with him were walking along the highway when, according to authorities, Boeheim noticed the vacant vehicle and tried to avoid it, according to police.“As a result, the driver, James Boeheim 74, struck the victim who was standing on the side of the road,” according to the police statement.The coach said he and his wife “extend our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family.”“Out of respect for those involved, I will not be providing further comment at this time,” Boeheim said.No tickets have been issued, the police department said.Boeheim’s speed was not immediately clear, according to police, but Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick told ABC Syracuse affiliate WSYR the coach was driving at an appropriate speed.The crash came shortly after Syracuse won its home game against the University of Louisville.“We are saddened by the death of a member of our Central New York community,” Syracuse Athletics Director John Wildhack said in a statement. “We extend our deepest condolences to all impacted by this tragic accident.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
October 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local Burrow makes history as No. 5 LSU beats Utah State, 42-6 Associated Press Tags: Joe Burrow/LSU Tigers/Utah State Aggies Football Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Burrow became the first LSU quarterback to eclipse 300 yards passing in four straight games and threw for five touchdowns to help the fifth-ranked Tigers defeat Utah State 42-6 on Saturday.Burrow, who has finished only one fourth quarter this season because of lopsided scores, has completed 78.3 percent of his passes for 1,864 yards and 22 touchdowns through five games as he remains on pace to threaten most LSU single-season passing records.Burrow completed 27 of 38 passes for 344 yards and was intercepted once on a tipped pass against Utah State before being replaced by Myles Brennan on LSU’s second series of the fourth quarter. Burrow also rushed for 42 yards and touchdown.Justin Jefferson caught two scoring passes for LSU (5-0). His second TD on a 39-yard throw was the completion on which Burrow surpassed 300 yards. Burrow’s other TD strikes went to Derrick Dillon, JaMarr Chase and tight end Thaddeus Moss.LSU’s defense largely bottled up an up-tempo Utah State offense that came in averaging 533 yards 38.5 points per game. The Tigers intercepted quarterback Jordan Love three times. Freshman Derek Stingley Jr. displayed veteran-like savvy when he timed a spinning leap to high-point Love’s fade pass to the right pylon in front of the intended receivers. Stingley held on for his second interception this season as he crashed down on his back at the LSU 1-yard line, and LSU responded with a 99-yard touchdown drive.Safety Grant Delpit and Kary Vincent also intercepted Love, who finished 15 of 30 for 130 yards. The Aggies (3-2) totaled 159 yards of offense.THE TAKEAWAYUtah State: Love and the Aggies’ offense displayed the talent to execute a few explosive plays against an LSU defense missing several injured starters, including a pair of 35-yard completions to Siaosi Mariner and Jordan Nathan. Stringing enough together to stay in the game was another matter, but Utah State should expect to move the ball better against remaining competition this season.LSU: The Tigers finished with 601 total yards and look sharp heading into the meat of their Southeastern Conference schedule — even if 42 points was their lowest in any game this season.RECORD WATCHThe LSU record for yards passing in a season is 3,347, set by Rohan Davey in 2001. Burrow trails that mark by 1,483 yards with seven regular season games left. The LSU single-season touchdowns passing record is 28, set by Matt Mauck in 2003 and tied by JaMarcus Russell in 2006. Burrow is six short of that mark.EMPTY SEATSThe Tiger Stadium crowd was visibly the thinnest this season. An 11 a.m. local time kickoff meant many of those who attended the game would have little relief from the sun on an unseasonably hot day — even by south Louisiana standards. Forecasts showed temperatures rising into the low 90s by halftime. Numerous sections of the stadium were mostly empty by the middle of the third quarter after LSU led 28-6.Fans were also slowed getting to the game because of a freight train that came to a stop on a rail line near the west edge of campus, cutting off expansive parking and tail-gating areas from the stadium less than an hour before kickoff.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Tigers should hold relatively steady in the AP Top 25 poll after easily covering a nearly four-touchdown spread.UP NEXTUtah State has a weekend off before hosting Nevada on Oct. 19.LSU hosts Florida on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Cheniere Energy takes delivery from Bechtel of the Train 2 at the Corpus Christi LNG Project (Credit: Bechtel. Cheniere Energy and Bechtel said that they has achieved substantial completion of the second train of the former’s $15bn (£12.26bn) Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project (Corpus Christi LNG Project) in Texas.Commissioning of train 2 of the LNG export terminal in Corpus Christi has been completed, said Cheniere Energy. It follows the delivery of the first commissioning cargo from the LNG project in July.The company expects to deliver the first commercial cargo from train 2 of the LNG terminal in May 2020 to Électricité de France, Iberdrola, Naturgy Energy Group, Pertamina (Persero), and Woodside Energy Trading Singapore under previously signed sale and purchase agreements (SPAs).Cheniere Energy, in a statement, said: “With the achievement of Substantial Completion, financial results of LNG sales from Train 2 going forward will be reflected in the statement of operations of Cheniere and its applicable affiliates.”Details of the Corpus Christi LNG ProjectTo be built in three stages, the Corpus Christi LNG Project will have a total capacity of 23mtpa. The first two trains comprise stage 1 of the LNG export terminal, the third train will mark the second stage, while a maximum of seven midscale liquefaction trains will be developed adjacent to the three main trains under the third stage.The first train of the LNG project entered into service in March 2019.Each of the three main liquefaction trains has a production capacity of nearly 4.5mtpa of LNG while the trains in the third stage of the Corpus Christi LNG Project will have a capacity of nearly 9.5mtpa.Bechtel holds the design, construction and commissioning contract for the three main LNG trains of the Corpus Christi LNG Project, which are all based on the ConocoPhillips Optimized Cascade process. The company is also having a contract for Cheniere Energy’s other LNG project on the US Gulf Coast, which is the six-train Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project in Louisiana.Cheniere Energy and Bechtel have achieved substantial completion on a total of seven liquefaction trains at the two liquefaction projects.In June 2019, Cheniere Energy took a positive final investment decision (FID) on the installation of a sixth liquefaction train at the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project. In this connection, the company issued a full notice to proceed with construction on the sixth train to Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals.Bechtel LNG general manager Darren Mort said: “These projects are improving access to energy for communities around the world and we are extremely proud to be able to support our customer’s operational and performance success on these projects.” To be built in three stages, the Corpus Christi LNG Project in Texas will have a total capacity of 23mtpa from three main trains and up to seven midscale liquefaction trains
Capgemini was selected after a competitive tender process because of its end-to-end digital capabilities, strong local presence, and oil & gas capabilities Image: Vår Energi teams up with Capgemini. Photo: Courtesy of Fondo Paolo Monti/Wikipedia. Vår Energi signs partnership agreement with Capgemini to accelerate digital transformation.Under the agreement, Capgemini will support Vår Energi’s Digital transformation program, including delivery of digital services, to enable Vår Energi to benefit from the full digital potential.– We are accelerating our digital transformation and are excited to join forces with a global recognized expert on digitalization. Our digital journey has started and we look forward to continue this journey together with Capgemini. Together we will create new opportunities and enable new ways of working through people, process and technology, says VP Integration & Improvement in Vår Energi, Astrid Huglen.Capgemini was selected after a competitive tender process because of its end-to-end digital capabilities, proven track record in digital transformation at scale, strong local presence, oil & gas capabilities and ecosystem of technology partners. Source: Company Press Release
The first stage of well testing produced a total of 28.6 million cubic feet of gas (4,770 barrels of oil equivalent) and 680 barrels of natural gas liquids Touchstone has announced significant oil discovery at Cascadura. (Credit: Pixabay/skeeze) Touchstone Exploration has confirmed significant liquids-rich gas discovery following the flowback testing of the first stage of the Cascadura-1ST1 exploratory well in the onshore Ortoire exploration block in Trinidad and Tobago.Touchstone is the operator of the exploratory well and owns 80% working interest while Heritage Petroleum owns the remaining 20% working interest.Results of the Cascadura-1ST1 exploratory wellTouchstone stated that the average flowback rate for the well during the final 14-hour test period was 5,180 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed). This included 26.9 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas and 694 barrels per day (bpd) of natural gas liquids.Cascadura’s peak flowback rate came in at 5,736 boed, including 30.2 MMcf/d of natural gas and 710 bpd of natural gas liquids.The first stage of well testing produced a total of 28.6 million cubic feet of gas ((4,770 barrels of oil equivalent) and 680 barrels of natural gas liquids.Touchstone stated that the field analysis indicated liquids rich gas with no hydrogen sulfide and no produced water.The well is anticipated to be shut-in for a two-week pressure build-up test, following which the company expects completing and testing an additional 450 feet of identified pay.Touchstone president and CEO Paul Baay said: “The Cascadura production test results represent a dramatic change for Touchstone, as it confirms the monumental resource potential of the Ortoire exploration block following the earlier success of our Coho-1 well.“Furthermore, the test results are only attributable to the lower most portion of the well, and with 450 feet of contiguous sand to be tested, the full potential of the structure is yet to be defined.“To put these results in context, our average daily oil production for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was 1,729 bbls/d.“The modelling from the final test results at Coho-1 supports initial gross production rates between 10 to 12 MMcf/d per day (approximately 1,667 to 2,000 boe/d) with Cascadura now set to provide a further step change.”Last December, Touchstone Exploration made a crude oil discovery following the drilling of the Cascadura-1ST1 exploratory well in the onshore Ortoire exploration block in Trinidad and Tobago.
The vessels will work with the semi-submersible drilling rig ‘Ocean Apex’ throughout the one well campaign Contract award in Australia. (Credit: Solstad Offshore ASA) Solstad Offshore ASA (Solstad) is pleased to announce that the AHTS’s Normand Saracen and Far Senator, along with the PSV Normand Leader, have been awarded a contract with BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd (BP) to support BP’s Ironbark Campaign in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.The vessels will be working with the semi-submersible drilling rig ‘Ocean Apex’ throughout the one well campaign, estimated at approximately 90 days duration. Commencement of the contract will take place during Q4 2020, and the vessels will operate from Dampier.This represents BP’s first drilling campaign in Australia for several years and Solstad are pleased to be the vessel partner of choice to support BP’s activities. Source: Company Press Release