Harden’s 41 points lead Rockets over Jazz in Game 1

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets raced out to a huge lead and sailed to a 110-96 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday.Houston was up by 25 at halftime behind 34 points combined from Harden and Chris Paul. The Jazz, who didn’t wrap up their first-round series with Oklahoma City until late Friday night, looked sluggish and struggled to keep pace with the energy of the top-seeded Rockets, who haven’t played since eliminating Minnesota on Wednesday.It was Houston’s fourth straight win by 10 or more points this postseason, and the Rockets have won their five games against the Jazz by an average of 16.8 points.Harden, who also had seven assists and eight rebounds, picked up where he left off in the regular season against the Jazz when he averaged 34.3 points, led by a 56-point performance in a 137-110 win in November that set a career-high he has since bested.The Jazz got 21 points each from rookie Donovan Mitchell and Jae Crowder while playing without starting point guard Ricky Rubio, who sat with a strained left hamstring. It was a significant blow after he averaged 14 points, 7.3 rebounds and seven assists in the first round.The Rockets had 10 3-pointers by halftime, led by three apiece from Harden and P.J. Tucker. They finished with 17, including seven from Harden.The Rockets were up by 18 entering the fourth after Paul hit a 3-pointer at the end of the third. Utah scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to get within 86-75, but Harden made three free throws over the next minute to end the run.Rudy Gobert, who had 11 points and nine rebounds, had a dunk after that, but a 3-pointer by Harden extended Houston’s lead to 92-77 with about 8½ minutes left.Mitchell was shaken up when Eric Gordon stepped on his ankle as he drove to the basket with about 5½ minutes remaining. He stayed on the court for a second holding his ankle before hopping up and walking gingerly to the bench. But remained on the bench for just a few seconds before returning.Houston still had a 15-point lead later in the fourth when Gordon stole a pass from Royce O’Neal and Harden finished with a 3 to make it 103-85 with less than four minutes to go.Both the Rockets and the fifth-seeded Jazz are in the semifinals for the second straight year. The Rockets, who beat the Timberwolves in five games to advance, lost to the Spurs last season, and Utah was eliminated by Golden State.TIP-INSJazz: Royce O’Neale started in place of Rubio and finished with four points and four assists. … The Jazz haven’t said how long Rubio will be out, but multiple reports have indicated that it could be as many as 10 days. … Joe Ingles had 15 points.Rockets: Luc Mbah a Moute had three points and three rebounds in his first postseason action this season. He had been out since dislocating his right shoulder on April 10. … Clint Capela had 16 points and 12 rebounds for his third straight double-double. … Paul finished with 17 points, four steals and six assists.UP NEXTThe Rockets host Game 2 on Wednesday night before the series shifts to Utah for two games. Written by Tags: Basketball/Houston Rockets/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Utah Jazz Associated Press April 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Harden’s 41 points lead Rockets over Jazz in Game 1last_img read more

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Whittni Orton, Anna Camp, Each Excel At Stanford Invitational

first_imgFormer Millard High star, junior Anna Camp-Bennett, earned a personal-best time of 4:20.95, placing second in her heat. Orton, a junior for the Cougars and former Panguitch High star, ran an impressive 4:15.44 in the 1500 meters, placing second overall in the event. She bested athletes from Power 6 conference schools, including Providence, Stanford, Oregon, Boston College, Arkansas and Oklahoma State. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTANFORD, Calif.-Saturday, BYU’s women’s track and field squad was again blessed by the contributions of Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school alums excelling in the women’s 1500-meter run. Written by April 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Whittni Orton, Anna Camp, Each Excel At Stanford Invitational Tags: 1500-meter run/Anna Camp-Bennett/Arkansas/Boston College/Oklahoma State/Oregon/Providence/Stanford/Stanford Invitational/Whittni Orton Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Utah Baseball Drops Game 2 to No. 12 Arizona State, 8-5

first_imgApril 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Drops Game 2 to No. 12 Arizona State, 8-5 Written by Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team couldn’t hold an early lead as the Utes fell to No. 12 Arizona State, 8-5, in game two of the series on Friday evening.Utah had 10 hits on the night with Oliver Dunn, Erick Migueles, Rykker Tom and Shea Kramer each recording two hits. Dunn drove in two runs for the Utes.Jacob Rebar pitched six innings in his first start of the season, his longest outing of the year. He surrendered six runs (four earned) on 10 hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Nick Caviglia made his first career appearance, throwing the final three innings and allowing two runs (one earned) and two hits with two strikeouts and two walks.The Utes took a quick 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Dunn led off the inning with a single to right field and Zack Moeller walked leading to Migueles driving in the first run of the game with a single to right field. Kramer also doubled in the inning to score Moeller and put the Utes on top.Both teams scored a run in the second as a leadoff triple for ASU led to a run in the top of the inning while hits from Dominic Foscalina and Dunn led to a run for the Utes in the bottom of the frame for a 3-1 lead. Utah increased its lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the third with Migueles leading off the inning reaching third after an error and Tom hitting a sacrifice fly.Arizona State rallied back in the top of the fourth for three runs on five hits to tie the game at 4-4. The Sun Devils took the lead in the sixth with two unearned runs after two hits, a hit batter and an error and added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning for an 8-4 lead.The Utes had runners on base in all but one inning. Moeller was thrown out at home in the fifth inning trying to score on a double from Tom. ASU turned four double plays on the night. Utah added a run in the ninth to put the final score at 8-5. Briley Knight walked to lead off the inning and Chandler Anderson was hit by a pitch which would eventually lead to a sacrifice fly from Dunn.Utah and Arizona State play game three of the series on Saturday, April 20, at 1:00 p.m. Tags: Arizona State Sun Devils/Pac 12/Utah Utes Baseballlast_img read more

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Jazz return from break, hand Rockets 15th straight loss

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 28 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the Utah Jazz opened the second half of their season by beating the Houston Rockets 114-99.Playing for the first time since March 3, the NBA leaders got back on track after dropping their final two games of the first half. Mike Conley added 20 points and Rudy Gobert had 14 points and 13 rebounds.Kevin Porter Jr. scored 27 points for Houston, which dropped its 15th straight. He was 1 of 9 from 3-point range and 11 of 25 overall. Sterling Brown and Kenyon Martin Jr. each had 15 points. March 12, 2021 /Sports News – Local Jazz return from break, hand Rockets 15th straight loss Written by Tags: NBA/Utah Jazz Associated Presslast_img read more

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Paulson votes against proposed Callon acquisition of Carrizo

first_img Image: Paulson votes against proposed Callon acquisition of Carrizo. Photo: Courtesy of Tumisu from Pixabay. Paulson & Co. Inc. (“Paulson”), as manager of funds holding 21.6 million shares, or 9.5% of those outstanding, of Callon Petroleum Company (“Callon” or the “Company”) (NYSE: CPE), today voted its Callon shares against the proposed acquisition of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (“Carrizo”) (NASDAQ: CRZO).Paulson notes that Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) and Glass Lewis & Co. (“Glass Lewis”) both recommend that Callon shareholders vote against the Company’s proposed acquisition of Carrizo.  Both proxy advisors provide valuable, independent perspectives to constituencies concerning proxy matters.Callon shareholders and analysts have expressed a strong interest in our views and have communicated that they share many of our concerns.  The Callon Board, which has to date been unresponsive to any of our communications, should listen to its shareholders.If, on November 14th, Callon shareholders reject the approval of the proposed acquisition, Paulson requests that the Callon Board should follow the will of its shareholders and direct management to focus on:Reducing G&A costs, which have risen by over $12 million for the first nine months of 2019 versus 2018;Focusing its SIMOPS mega-pad development on its extensive stand-alone acreage;Delivering on generating true corporate-level free cash flow organically starting in the fourth quarter of this year assuming $50/bbl, as previously guided (page 14 of its February 26, 2019 presentation); andEngaging new, independent advisors to pursue a sale of Callon.As ISS states, a standalone Callon would be less risky and, combined with a reduction in its own operating costs, a shorter path to shareholder value than an overpriced acquisition.  As Glass Lewis concludes, investors could be pleasantly surprised once the Company begins to generate positive free cash flow on a standalone basis, or if the board actively solicited interest from would-be suitors, which the board didn’t do before signing the merger agreement with Carrizo. Source: Company Press Release Callon shareholders and analysts have expressed a strong interest in our views and have communicated that they share many of our concernslast_img read more

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Overseas Shipholding Group and Greenbrier Announce Major New Vessel Build

first_imgCompleting a complex engineering and construction project on time and on budget is a challenge under any circumstances The OSG 204, paired with the tug OSG Endurance, underway on the Willamette River following her delivery on May 29th ((Credit:Business Wire, Inc.) Overseas Shipholding Group, a provider of energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in the U.S. Flag markets, announced today that it has received delivery of the OSG 204, a 204,000 barrel capacity oil and chemical tank barge for dual mode ITB service pursuant to U.S. Coast Guard NVIC 2-81, Change 1. The barge has been built in compliance MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13 Tier III standards regarding nitrogen oxide emissions within emission control areas. The state-of-the-art 581’ tank barge is among the largest in the history of Greenbrier Marine, a division of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. with origins on the Willamette River in Portland dating to 1919.The OSG 204 has been paired with an existing tug within the OSG fleet, the OSG Endurance, and will travel to the Gulf of Mexico, where it will contribute to OSG’s growing presence in the Jones Act trade. The ATB unit has been fixed to a long-term charter commitment, with delivery to the charterer occurring late in the second quarter of 2020. Greenbrier Marine is also constructing a second sister barge which has a scheduled delivery date during the 4th quarter of 2020.“Completing a complex engineering and construction project on time and on budget is a challenge under any circumstances,” stated Sam Norton, OSG’s President and CEO. “Having done so under the constraints imposed by COVID-19 makes that achievement all the more laudable. OSG is gratified to have partnered with Greenbrier Marine in the building of OSG 204, a barge that will serve for many years to come as a visible statement of OSG’s continued commitment to supporting the U.S. Maritime industry. Together with her paired tug “OSG Endurance”, this ATB will perform one spot voyage to reposition the unit to the Gulf of Mexico, after which she will give delivery into a previously contracted one year time charter with a long standing OSG customer. The additional earnings and cash flow that will be contributed by this new asset will allow OSG to build on momentum demonstrated in our recent financial performance. Celebrating an achievement such as this is particularly meaningful in these unusual times and we are pleased to be able to mark this day as a momentous one.”“I am very pleased to add the OSG 204 into OSG’s fleet. I want to thank our site team and Greenbrier’s team for the high quality work on completing the OSG 204,” said Patrick O’Halloran, Chief Operations Officer for OSG. “I look forward to continuing the excellent cooperative relationship with Greenbrier into the future.”“OSG is a great customer and a dedicated business partner, and we appreciate the opportunity to work together on the construction of this vessel. The launching of OSG 204 was completed in December and the christening was celebrated on May 19 at the first virtual barge christening in the history of Greenbrier Marine, an adaptation necessitated by COVID-19,” said Richard Hunt, General Manager of Greenbrier Gunderson in Portland, Oregon. “We are thankful for the collaborative work with OSG and all major equipment vendors and suppliers and are pleased to deliver this Jones Act-compliant barge as the start of a long-term relationship with OSG.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Elixir Energy to develop SSLNG facility in Mongolia

first_imgThe proposed SSLNG facility will supply fuel from the local coal bed methane to the South Gobi region’s large coal trucking fleet The LNG facility will be used to deliver fuel to the South Gobi region’s large coal trucking fleet. (Credit: FreeImages/Carlo San) Australian oil and gas company, Elixir Energy has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mongolia’s fuel retailer, MT Group to develop a small scale LNG (SSLNG) facility in Mongolia.Both the companies will seek to develop the SSLNG facility that will be supplied by the local coal bed methane.The LNG facility will be used to deliver fuel to the South Gobi region’s large coal trucking fleet.Elixir Energy said that the SSLNG facilities are now commonplace just to the South of Mongolia in China.Elixir managing director Neil Young said: “Supplying gas to a SSLNG plant in the South Gobi region is a great initial offtake project for our company to investigate.“There is a clear existing market in terms of the very large local coal trucking fleet which could operate on clean gas rather than diesel. We are very pleased to be working with a company of MT Group’s calibre in pursuing this project.”Elixir owns Nomgon IX CBM PSC in the South of MongoliaAccording to the company, the South Gobi hosts a large trucking fleet that currently burns diesel and which could economically be replaced by cleaner and cheaper gas fuelled vehicles.The Tavan Tolgoi mine, which is located inside Elixir’s production sharing contract (PSC), trucks approximately 15 million tonnes of coal to China annually while using thousands of trucks.Elixir Energy said: “Given Elixir’s milestone event of making Mongolia’s first gas discovery earlier this year, the Company concluded it is now timely to pursue the investigation of this first offtake option. Initial modelling indicates that a SSLNG in this location should be highly profitable.“Possible funding sources for this type of project in Mongolia could include the various international financing institutions (IFIs) present in the country and with whom Elixir has an ongoing relationship.”Elixir is a gas exploration company focused on the 100% owned Nomgon IX coal-bed methane (CBM) PSC located in the South of Mongolia, close to the Chinese border.Executed in September 2018, the 30,000 km2 PSC has a more than 10 year exploration period.last_img read more

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Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields More Than $120m in High Bids

first_img Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields More Than $120 Million in High Bids. (Credit: gloriaurban4 from Pixabay) In support of President Donald J. Trump’s America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Kate MacGregor and the Bureau of Ocean Management’s Acting Director Walter Cruickshank today announced that region-wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 256 generated $120,868,274 in high bids for 93 tracts covering 517,733 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A total of 23 companies participated in the lease sale, submitting $135,558,336 in total bids.Lease Sale 256 included 14,862 unleased blocks located from three to 231 miles offshore, in the Gulf’s Western, Central and Eastern Planning Areas in water depths ranging from nine to more than 11,115 feet (three to 3,400 meters).“The continuation of safe and reliable oil and gas from the Gulf of Mexico is crucial for America’s economy and energy portfolio,” said MacGregor. “Lease sales have been held in Gulf federal waters since 1954, and the sustained presence of large deposits of hydrocarbons in these waters will continue to draw the interest of industry for decades to come.”“Responsible oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico hit record production in FY19, ensuring well-paying jobs, revenue for our state partners and for our parks and  other public lands, and low energy prices for American families and businesses,” said MacGregor. “The fact that all of the blocks offered today have been offered  many times over the last few decades and exceeded expectations by generating $120 million in high bids, demonstrates the long term economic promise contained in the world’s preeminent offshore basin.”Last year was a record year for American offshore oil production, at 596.9 million barrels, or 15% of domestic oil production, and $5.7 billion in direct revenues to the government. Additionally, offshore oil and gas supported 275,000 total domestic jobs and $60 billion total economic contributions in the U.S.Revenues received from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leases are directed to the newly created National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund, as well as the U.S. Treasury, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Historic Preservation Fund, and certain Gulf Coast states (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama). The states use these funds to support coastal conservation and restoration projects; hurricane protection programs; and activities to implement marine, coastal or conservation management plans.“The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most productive basins in the world, and the development of its resources is essential to our national security,” said Cruickshank. “BOEM’s world class scientists work hard to ensure such development is done in a responsible manner while protecting marine life and the environment.”Leases resulting from this sale will include stipulations to protect biologically sensitive resources, mitigate potential adverse effects on protected species, and avoid potential conflicts associated with oil and gas development in the region.Lease Sale 256, livestreamed from New Orleans, was the seventh offshore sale held under the 2017-2022 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. Under this program, 10 region-wide lease sales are scheduled for the Gulf, where resource potential and industry interest are high, and oil and gas infrastructure is well established. Two Gulf lease sales are scheduled to be held each year and include all available blocks in the combined Western, Central and Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Areas. Source: Company Press Release Lease Sale 256 included 14,862 unleased blocks located from three to 231 miles offshore, in the Gulf’s Western, Central and Eastern Planning Areaslast_img read more

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Maersk Drilling secures one-well ultra-deepwater exploration contract in Gabon

first_img Maersk Drilling secures one-well ultra-deepwater exploration contract in Gabon. (Credit: MAERSK DRILLING) Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract from PC Gabon Upstream S.A. (PCGUSA), a subsidiary of PETRONAS, for the provision of a deepwater drillship rig. The 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking will be employed to drill an ultra-deepwater exploration well at approximately 2,100 m water depth in Block F13 offshore Gabon. PETRONAS is a global energy and solutions partner and ranked amongst the largest corporations in the Fortune Global 500.The firm one-well contract with PCGUSA is expected to commence in Q3 2021, in direct continuation of the rig’s previous work scope with Korea National Oil Corporation, with an estimated duration of 60 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 24m, including mobilisation and demobilisation fees.“We’re delighted to expand our international relationship with PETRONAS, with whom we have worked on deepwater wells in the Far East, the Americas and now West Africa. We’re looking forward to conducting our first-ever campaign in Gabon,” says COO Morten Kelstrup of Maersk Drilling.Maersk Viking is a high-spec ultra-deepwater drillship which was delivered in 2013. It is currently operating offshore Brunei Darussalam. Following the completion of the contract with PCGUSA, the rig will move on to commence the previously announced four-well contract with Shell Malaysia. Source: Company Press Release The 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking will be employed to drill an ultra-deepwater exploration well at approximately 2,100 m water depth in Block F13 offshore Gabonlast_img read more

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Don’t let property investments go to pot

first_imgLetting agents and property managers are being reminded to remain attentive when viewing or inspecting rental properties in order to weed out tenants that may be growing cannabis in properties belong to their clients, after a new report revealed that the number of cannabis seizures in rented homes soared by up to 195 per cent in 2014.New analysis from landlord insurer, Direct Line for Business, reveals that police seized 456,911 plants across the UK last year, reflecting a sharp rise in home-based cannabis cultivation.Police raids resulted in no fewer than 59,002 plants being seized in London, which was more than any other part of the country. Birmingham had the second worst record with West Midlands police confiscating 52,218 plants, while 33,547 plants were removed from homes in Greater Manchester.Although the overall volume of seizures fell by 10 per cent between 2013 and 2014, a third of police forces have seen an increase over the year, of 40 per cent on average. West Mercia in the Midlands leads the pack with a 195 per cent increase in confiscations, followed by Cambridgeshire at 110 per cent and then Wiltshire at 75 per cent.Direct Line for Business is now urging landlords, or anybody managing a property on their behalf, to lookout for obvious signs that their properties are being used as secret cannabis farms with clues including blacked out windows, powerful lights on day and night, a pungent smell and low-level hanging equipment.Direct Line claim that farms can not only cause significant damage to properties, but could also potentially void their insurance policy. The company even reports that it has seen claims for damaged ceilings and walls which have been knocked through, severe water damage and fires, all due to this criminal activity.In addition to the financial costs, landlords could also face legal action themselves if it is proved that they were aware of these criminal activities or have received money or proceeds from illegal drug activity.Jane Guaschi (left), Business Manager at Direct Line for Business said: “The consequences of a cannabis farm on a landlord’s property can be financially catastrophic. Landlords should check to see if their insurance policy covers them for malicious damage as it’s not just the structural damage that could have insurance implications, it’s the financial headache of the clean-up that will hurt the landlord’s back pocket. What’s more, landlords could face loss of rent and the stress of the legal wrangling during periods of repair or eviction.”Top 5 cannabis plant seizuresMetropolitan Police, 59,002West Midlands, 52,218Greater Manchester, 33,547South Yorkshire, 21,731Sussex, 19,931Top 5 cannabis plant seizures (per million households)Wiltshire, 9,613West Midlands, 7,806South Yorkshire, 6,638Dyfed-Powys, 6,060Nottinghamshire, 5,894Top 5 increases in cannabis plant seizuresWest Mercia, 195%Cambridgeshire, 110%Wiltshire, 75%West Yorkshire, 71%Dyfed-Powys, 38%Top five decreases in cannabis plant seizuresBedfordshire, -95%Suffolk, -83%North Yorkshire, -80%Lincolnshire, -75%Gloucestershire, -68%legal action illegal drug activity home-based cannabis cultivation landlords cannabis seizures in rented homes cannabis-growing tenants void insurance plicies weed farms June 11, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 » Agencies & People » Don’t let property investments go to pot previous nextRegulation & LawDon’t let property investments go to potLetting agents should urge landlords to be more wary of weed farms in their investment properties, following a rise in the number of recorded cases.PROPERTYdrum11th June 20150640 Viewslast_img read more

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