Utah Men’s Basketball Legend Wat Misaka Passes Away

first_img Tags: BAA/NBA/New York Knickerbockers/Utah basketball/Wat Misaka Written by November 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Legend Wat Misaka Passes Away Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Per a statement released Thursday, University of Utah men’s basketball legend Wataru “Wat” Misaka passed away at the age of 95 Wednesday in Salt Lake City.Misaka helped lead the Utes to national championships in 1944 and 1947 and became the first non-Caucasian player to play in the Basketball Association of America (the predecessor to the NBA) in 1947.Misaka is renowned as “the Jackie Robinson of basketball” and is a 1999 inductee into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.He was also enshrined in the University of Utah’s Crimson Club Hall of Fame in 2011.Misaka was the point guard for the Utes’ 1944 NCAA Tournament championship team (Utah edged Dartmouth 42-40) and the 1947 NIT championship team (the Utes downed Kentucky 49-45).In between his two seasons of playing for the Utes, he was drafted into the military, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.Following his playing career, Misaka was drafted by the New York Knickerbockers in the 1947 BAA Draft with the 43rd overall selection.As the first player of Japanese descent to play in this association, he competed in three games and scored seven points during the 1947-48 season.In August 2018, he was honored by his hometown of Ogden with the “Kilowatt Court” at Liberty Park.He was the subject of the 2008 documentary: “Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story.”last_img read more

Donovan goes for 30 as Jazz outlast Hawks 111-106

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDonovan Mitchell scored two of his 30 points on a tricky baseline drive that put Utah ahead for good and the Jazz beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-106.Mitchell faked a pass from under the basket before slamming the breaks and connecting from beneath the backboard with 3:47 left. That made it 101-99, and he cemented the win with two free throws with 13 seconds left.The Jazz won their fourth straight game by dominating near the rim. They outscored the Hawks 62-46 in the paint and outrebounded them 52-39.Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Utah. Written by Tags: Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Utah Jazz December 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Donovan goes for 30 as Jazz outlast Hawks 111-106 Associated Presslast_img read more

Report: Redskins to hire Ron Rivera as next head coach

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — It appears the Washington Redskins have found their next head coach.Sources tell ESPN the team is set to bring former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera on board. Rivera, 58, would replace Jay Gruden, who was fired by the Redskins after leading the team to an 0-5 start in his sixth season. Bill Callahan, Washington’s assistant head coach and offensive line coach, stepped into Gruden’s position on an interim basis.The news of Rivera’s expected hiring comes as the Redskins let go of its president, Bruce Allen.“As this season concludes, Bruce Allen has been relieved of his duties as president of the Washington Redskins and is no longer with the organization,” Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said in a statement Monday morning. “Like our passionate fan base, I recognize that we have not lived up to the high standards set by great Redskins teams, coaches and players who have come before us.” “As we reevaluate our team leadership, culture and process of winning football games, I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead to renew our singular focus and purpose of bringing championship football back to Washington D.C.,” Snyder continued.The Redskins finished the regular season with a 3-13 record, failing to make it to the playoffs.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img December 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Redskins to hire Ron Rivera as next head coachlast_img read more

After testing trade market, Indians expect Francisco Lindor to start 2020 in Cleveland

first_img Written by January 8, 2020 /Sports News – National After testing trade market, Indians expect Francisco Lindor to start 2020 in Cleveland FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) — Despite weeks of trade rumors, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor seems increasingly likely to begin the 2020 season with the only team he’s ever played for.Indians team president Chris Antonetti told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that he has not yet received a trade proposal to his liking. He didn’t, however, disclose any details of the offer or offers he has received.“I still have every expectation that Francisco will be our shortstop Opening Day,” Antonetti said. “I’m more confident today in saying that , as more of the offseason has passed.”The team has reportedly been working to try to sign Lindor to a contract extension, as his current deal ends after the 2021 season. But there have been no signs of those talks getting any closer, and Lindor seems unlikely to re-sign with Cleveland.The 26-year-old has become arguably the best player on a team that has been in the thick of playoff contention for four years in a row. The 2019 Indians won 93 games but just missed out on the postseason. “We have a responsibility to be responsive to those teams when they engage with us,” Antonetti said about listening to trade proposals. “I can say that we’ve had conversations on the majority of our major league roster and a bunch of players in our minor league system over the course of the offseason.”“The majority of those guys, other than just a couple,” Antonetti noted, “are still with us.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Dixie State and UVU Men’s Basketball Have Conference Schedules Released

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Monday, Dixie State and UVU men’s basketball had their Western Athletic Conference schedules released.Games will occur on Fridays and Saturdays.The Trailblazers will commence their WAC season January 8 and 9 by hosting New Mexico State at Burns Arena.January 15 and 16, Dixie State will visit Texas-Rio Grande Valley.January 22 and 23, Dixie State returns to action by hosting Grand Canyon.January 29 and 30, Dixie State visits California Baptist.February 5 and 6, Dixie State hosts Seattle U.Dixie State visits in-state foe Utah Valley February 12 and 13.On February 19 and 20, Dixie State hosts Tarleton State.Dixie State concludes the season February 26 and 27 by visiting Chicago State.Because Dixie State is a newcomer to Division I, the Trailblazers are ineligible to compete in the WAC Tournament March 9-11 at the Orleans Arena of Las Vegas.Utah Valley commences its season January 8 and 9 by hosting the California Baptist Lancers. The Wolverines’ schedule will then unfold as follows:January 15/16 @ Seattle U.January 29/30 Tarleton StateFebruary 5/6 @ Chicago StateFebruary 19/20 New Mexico StateFebruary 26/27 Texas-Rio Grande ValleyMarch 5/6 Grand Canyon Tags: WAC Sports Written by October 26, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State and UVU Men’s Basketball Have Conference Schedules Releasedlast_img read more

Maldonado scores 30 to lift Wyoming over Utah Valley 93-88

first_imgDecember 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local Maldonado scores 30 to lift Wyoming over Utah Valley 93-88 Written by Associated Press Tags: UVU Wolverines Basketball/Wyoming Cowboys FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah (AP) — Hunter Maldonado had 30 points as Wyoming edged past Utah Valley 93-88.Drake Jeffries had 21 points for Wyoming, which earned its fourth consecutive victory. Marcus Williams added 12 points.Fardaws Aimaq scored a career-high 27 points plus 20 rebounds and three assists for the Wolverines. Trey Woodbury added 23 points and eight assists. Jordan Brinson had 19 points.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 1/15

first_img Written by January 15, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/15 Tags: Roundup FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 12RICHFIELD, Utah-Moroni Seely Roberts posted 33 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists on 11-16 from the field as the Grand Red Devils improved to 11-0 (1-0 in Region 12 play as this was their region opener) on the season by outlasting the Richfield Wildcats 77-75 in overtime Friday in Region 12 boys basketball action. Grand trailed 54-45 entering the 4th Quarter, only to outscore the Wildcats 22-13 in the last stanza of regulation.The Red Devils actually led for much of the 4th Quarter, and Richfield’s Jackson Archibald hit a 3-pointer to tie things at 67-67, forcing overtime.Max Robinson had 18 points on 12-14 at the foul line for the Wildcats while Dallin Stewart had 16 points on 6-9 from the field for Richfield, who fell to 6-6 and 1-1 in Region 12 play.Both of these squads have a swift turnaround as Richfield hosts San Juan Saturday and Grand visits nearby South Sevier Saturday in hopes of keeping their perfect season alive.MONROE, Utah-Jensen Grover posted 20 points on four 3-pointers as the San Juan Broncos stymied South Sevier 62-53 Friday in Region 12 boys basketball action. Ridge Tebbs had 14 points in the loss for the Rams.Region 14MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Landon Bowles amassed 24 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds as the North Sanpete Hawks routed Delta 87-72 in Region 14 boys basketball action Friday. Austin Topham’s 22 points paced the Rabbits in defeat.ROOSEVELT, Utah-Ty Allred stepped up with 21 points and the Juab Wasps blasted Union 58-37 Friday in Region 14 boys basketball action. Joey Sampson had 12 points for the Cougars in the loss.Region 16COALVILLE, Utah-Darian  Johnson netted 26 points and the North Sevier Wolves humbled North Summit 73-67 in Region 16 boys basketball action Friday. Treyson Pace led the Braves in defeat with 19 points.GUNNISON, Utah-Boston Freestone amassed 22 points and the Monticello Buckaroos edged Gunnison Valley 45-42 Friday in Region 16 boys basketball action. Jon Willden posted 13 points for the Bulldogs in the loss.Region 18BEAVER, Utah-Jake Eichorn led the way with 15 points as the Beaver Beavers smacked Kanab 58-43 Friday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Jordan Cornell had a game-high 22 points in the loss for the Cowboys.Girls BasketballRegion 12MOAB, Utah-Nicole Willardson netted 15 points and the Richfield Wildcats decimated Grand 71-24 in Region 12 girls basketball action Friday. Megan Zunich had 10 points in defeat for the Red Devils.Region 20TROPIC, Utah-Brooklyn Syrett stepped up with 14 points as the Bryce Valley Mustangs humbled Water Canyon 39-33 Friday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Melissa Jessop’s 18 points led the Wildcats in defeat.PANGUITCH, Utah-JaLeana Tsosie posted 14 points and the Milford Tigers got past Panguitch 43-33 in Region 20 girls basketball action Friday. Abbee Holman had 13 points to lead the Bobcats.ORDERVILLE, Utah-Hali Peterson led the way with 16 points and the Wayne Badgers waxed Valley 60-47 in Region 20 girls basketball action Friday. Jannie Hoyt stepped up in defeat for the Buffaloes with 16 points. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Wintershall Dea secures exploration licenses in Norway

first_imgThe awards are the first since Wintershall and DEA merged in 2019 Wintershall received nine licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. (Credit: Wintershall Dea GmbH) Wintershall Dea Norge has secured interests in nine new exploration licenses in Norway, including three as operator. In the Awards for Predefined Areas (APA) 2019 licensing round, Europe’s leading independent gas and oil company received participating interest in one license in the Barents Sea, four in the Norwegian Sea, and four in the North Sea.The awards are the first since Wintershall and DEA merged in 2019 and signal a confidence that the combined company can make the most of new acreage and deliver value for Norway.“We have been awarded licenses in all three areas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, both near existing fields, and in under-explored areas.  The licenses have varied geology and are widely spread geographically, providing us with very good exploration opportunities. This also shows that the authorities have faith in our ability to turn new discoveries into production. We look forward to satisfy their expectations,” said Alv Solheim, Managing Director of Wintershall Dea Norge.Wintershall Dea Norge is one of the largest license holders on the shelf. This latest award will grow the portfolio to over 100 licenses, and underpins that Norway is one of Wintershall Dea’s core areas for growth.Merged company“Both of our legacy companies have a long history exploring and producing oil and gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. With the merger, the country has become even more important for us and will continue to be a crucial area for exploration and investment for the years and decades to come. Having a share in exciting exploration acreage is the cornerstone of our organic growth strategy in the country,” said Hugo Dijkgraaf, CTO and Member of the Executive Board of Wintershall Dea.Strategic fit in key exploration areasOne of the newly awarded licenses is in the Q35 Area of the North Sea, where Wintershall Dea already operates the Vega field and is currently developing the Nova field as operator. Both fields are subsea tiebacks to the Gjøa field, in which Wintershall Dea has a 28% interest. The other North Sea licenses are located close to the Wintershall Dea operated Brage field, the Snorre field, where Wintershall Dea has an 8.6% interest, and the Edvard Grieg field, where Wintershall Dea has a 15% interest.In the Norwegian Sea three of the new licenses support Wintershall Dea’s exploration strategy in the Vøring Basin, where the company has a 24% interest in the Aasta Hansteen field and is operator of the Balderbrå discovery in PL 894. The other Norwegian Sea license is located in a newly opened area in the Møre Basin in the southwestern part of the sea.In the Barents Sea Wintershall Dea has been awarded a 30% interest in the PL 609 D license, which secures the full extent of the Alta oil and gas discovery in PL 609.“In applying for these licenses, we have taken a holistic approach to our operations on the shelf, seeking out acreage with promising prospectivity, and with the potential to add value to our existing portfolio. The awarded licenses increase our footprint on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, creating opportunities for exploration in areas where we believe we can turn discoveries into producing fields,” said Michael Zechner, Senior Vice President for Exploration at Wintershall Dea.The Ministry awarded a total of 69 licenses to 28 companies in the APA 2019 licensing round. The round comprises blocks in predefined areas in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. In total, 33 companies applied for blocks. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Rosneft’s Syzran Refinery begins green marine fuel production in Russia

first_img Syzran Refinery is a part of Rosneft Oil Company’s refining complex. (Credit: ROSNEFT) Rosneft Oil has commenced production of the environmentally-friendly residual marine low sulphur (RMLS 40) fuel from its Syzran Refinery located in Samara region in southwestern Russia.The marine fuel being produced by Syzran Refinery, which is a part of Rosneft Oil Company’s refining complex, complies with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements.The RMLS 40 fuel contains no more than 0.5% of sulphur, which makes it fully compliant with the requirements of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).In a press statement, Rosneft said: “In order to reduce its environmental impact and produce up-to-date, environmentally friendly fuels, the Company has initiated and is implementing a number of large-scale projects to upgrade its own production facilities.“The production of green marine fuel demonstrates the advanced technological capacity of the Company’s refineries.”Syzran Refinery produces a range of petroleum productsCurrently, Syzran Refinery produces a range of petroleum products, including motor gasoline and diesel fuels of highest emission standard, jet fuels, bitumen.The company is undertaking a large-scale modernisation programme at the refinery to improve the conversion rate.For processing, the refinery receives West Siberian crude produced by Yuganskneftegaz as well as feedstock from Rosneft’s oil fields in the Samara region.In February 2020, Rosneft Oil has agreed to import up to two million tonnes of Russian oil to India’s state-owned petroleum refining company Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil).The volume of oil under the contract will be supplied by the end of 2020 through the port of Novorossiysk. It will be loaded in Suezmax vessels at the Russian port will reach India, bypassing Straits of Hormuz. Syzran Refinery’s environmentally-friendly residual marine low sulphur fuel complies with the IMO requirements last_img read more

Delfin completes FEED for newbuild FLNG vessel for Louisiana project

first_imgThe FEED results will enable Delfin to execute its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project offshore Louisiana for a total capital cost of around $550/tpa Delfin completes FEED for new FLNG vessel. (Credit: Pixabay/D Thory.) Delfin Midstream (Delfin) has announced the completion of front-end engineering design (FEED) for the newbuild floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel with 3.5Mtpa capacity for the Louisiana LNG project.The FEED was completed by Delfin in cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries and Black & Veatch. The tripatriate cooperation is claimed to have developed a robust, low cost and efficient FLNG vessel design for the Delfin LNG project.Along with the overall project development activities, the FEED results are expected to enable Delfin to execute its LNG project offshore Louisiana for a total capital cost of around $550/tpa.Delfin said that each vessel will be equipped with two offloading facilities to service both large, ocean-going carriers along with regional demand for LNG bunkering and small-scale carriers.Four FLNG vessels at the project are expected to have 13Mtpa of capacityWith four FLNG vessels in operation, the project is expected to have four berths for 13Mtpa, to service the bunkering and small-scale market.The company further claimed that the newbuild FLNG vessel uses the latest gas turbine technology with optimisations of Black & Veatch’s PRICO liquefaction technology, direct air cooling and waste-heat recovery to bring maximum fuel efficiency and minimal (GHG) emissions.Simultaneous to the FEED, the parties has also developed a term sheet for a lump-sum, turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, integration and commissioning contract (LSTK EPCIC) as the basis to develop a fully termed agreement.Delfin CEO Dudley Poston said: “The successful completion of our FEED confirms our ability to offer industry leading pricing of 115% of Henry Hub plus $2.00 for 20 year transactions. The flexibility of a low cost, floating asset also allows Delfin to offer shorter term 10 year deals for 115% of Henry Hub plus $2.40 or flexible tolling structures.“Delfin continues to advance commercial discussions with multiple buyers and end-users and the completion of our FEED is a major milestone towards the FID of the first Delfin FLNG Vessel.”last_img read more