Written by March 6, 2018 /Sports News – National Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard could be nearing return, wants to finish career in San Antonio Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Antonio Hernandez / ESPN Images(SAN ANTONIO) — San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard could be nearing a return to the court, he said Wednesday, adding that he would be open to playing his entire career with the Spurs.“I don’t have a set date right now,” Leonard said about his return from a largely lost season. Leonard has played in just nine games this year, sitting out since January 13 to rehab a quadriceps injury.Leonard has been working out with the team for about two weeks, and ESPN says league sources indicate Leonard hopes to return to game action by the end of the month.The handling of Leonard’s injury has complicated the relationship between player and team. Leonard, a free agent after next season, was asked Wednesday whether he wanted to finish his career with San Antonio, saying “yes, for sure.”Leonard is eligible for a five-year contract worth $219 million — called the supermax extension — this summer. He remains under contract for one more season and has a player option for 2019-2020 worth $21.3 million.Leonard’s return would be something of a surprise after head coach Gregg Popovich said last month that time was against Leonard. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Associated Press January 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Haws’ late 3 helps BYU hold off Santa Clara 80-74 BYU never trailed and had its largest lead of the second half at 51-39. The Broncos (10-8, 2-2) steadily edged closer and got the deficit down to three before Haws’ dagger 3-pointer. Written by Trey Wertz had 20 points to lead Santa Clara. Keshawn Justice scored all of his career-high 17 points in the second half, Josip Vrankic had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Tahj Eaddy added 10. Haws’ catch-and-shoot 3 from the right wing made it 77-71 with 1:33 left in the game. The Cougars (11-8, 3-1 West Coast Conference) made 3 of 4 free throws to secure the win. Haws handed out a career-high-tying eight assists and Luke Worthington added a season-high 13 points for the Cougars. Childs tied a career best with three 3-pointers. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 27 points, TJ Haws added 16 points with a key 3-pointer late, and BYU beat Santa Clara 80-74 on Saturday night. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/TJ Haws/WCC
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(LONG PRAIRIE, Minn.) — A former NFL player and his wife were shot and killed in their home, and now authorities have issued an arrest warrant for their 22-year-old son who they believe fled to Mexico.Barry Bennett, 63, and Carol Bennett, 63, were found dead in their rural Long Prairie, Minnesota, home on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Todd County Sheriff’s Office.Barry Bennett was found lying in the entryway of the home, shot in the head and torso, according to the probable cause statement.His wife’s body was on the kitchen floor, shot in back and torso, according to the probable cause statement.The Bennetts’ son, Dylan John Bennett, who also lived at the family home, is the suspect in the slayings, which authorities believe took place Monday, according to documents.Barry Bennett had reported to the sheriff’s office in Dec. 2018 that Dylan Bennett, “while in a mental health treatment facility, had expressed homicidal thoughts about killing his parents,” the probable cause statement said.Barry Bennett, a defense lineman, started with the NFL in 1978, playing for the New Orleans Saints and the New York Jets before a brief time with the Minnesota Vikings, according to The Star Tribune.Authorities say Dylan Bennett first made a large cash withdrawal from his parents’ account at a Long Prairie bank on Monday, according to documents. Carol Bennett’s debit and credit cards were used in Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the probable cause statement said.“A plane ticket for Dylan Bennett was purchased and used” on Wednesday for flights from Columbus, Ohio, to Atlanta to Cancun, Mexico, the document said.Dylan Bennett met someone in the Columbus area before the flight and gave that person a handgun “to hold for him,” according to the probable cause statementBased on a review of phone records, authorities believe that Dylan Bennett was in Mexico, the probable cause statement said.The Minnesota Vikings tweeted Friday: “We are saddened by the tragic loss of former Vikings player Barry Bennett and his wife, Carol. Our thoughts are with their friends and family during this difficult time.”In Long Prairie, about 130 miles northwest of Minneapolis, residents are mourning the Bennetts.The former NFL player was very involved in the Long Prairie community, Jon Kringen, superintendent of Long Prairie Grey Eagle Public Schools, told ABC News.Barry Bennett taught physical education for over 10 years and retired a few years ago, Kringen said.“He loved the kids that he had in class, and the kids really loved Barry,” Kringen said, calling him the kind of “teacher that I think every parent would want their kid to have.”“The school district is mourning,” Kringen said. “We are incredibly saddened by these tragic events.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by August 23, 2019 /Sports News – National Former NFL player, wife shot dead allegedly by their 22-year-old son who may have fled to Mexico: Officials Beau Lund
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State football confirmed its October 26 game at Air Force will kick off at 8:15 pm MDT.The Aggies return to action this Saturday against Nevada at home after a bye week following a 42-6 defeat at LSU.The Aggies are 3-4 all-time against Air Force and 1-3 at the Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo. Brad James Written by Tags: Air Force/LSU/Mountain West Football/Nevada/USU Football October 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Football Announces Kickoff Time For Air Force Game
This company is an existing customer of Speedcast in EMEA that, with this new contract, is extending the scope of services that Speedcast will deliver Image: Speedcast awarded contract supporting leading oil & gas engineering services customer in Iraq. Photo: courtesy of Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay. Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world’s most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions, today announced that the company has been awarded a new multi-year contract with an Oil & Gas engineering services customer for fully managed internet services and IT support across the company’s base in Iraq.This company is an existing customer of Speedcast in EMEA that, with this new contract, is extending the scope of services that Speedcast will deliver. This new solution will supply the main base camp in Basra, Iraq with high-speed fibre internet and backup, as well as 24×7 on-site IT maintenance and troubleshooting support. The expansion of the scope of products and services Speedcast provides to customers is a key part of the company’s growth strategy, and this win is another sign that this strategy is materializing.“This customer is a global leader in the delivery of engineering and technical services, and this contract is a great opportunity to support growth initiatives beyond the rigs,” says Speedcast’s EVP of Energy, Keith Johnson. “It’s another example of the fact that Speedcast provides solutions that go beyond standard satellite bandwidth and network management. We listen to our customers’ needs and deliver what they require, in this case, fibre and IT services for infrastructure support.” Source: Company Press Release
Image: The AiP presentation at HHI (left to right): SH Shin, Key Account Manager, DNV GL – Maritime, JS Park, COO, HHI, Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager, DNV GL – Maritime, SM Lim, Senior Vice President, HHI. Photo: courtesy of HHI. DNV GL awarded Hyundai Heavy Industries approval in principle (AiP) certificates for its “Standard FPSO (model name: Hi-PROS)” design. Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager of Korea and Japan at DNV GL – Maritime, presented the AiPs to Jun Sung Park, COO of the offshore plant business at HHI.The standard FPSOs are the topside and hull integrated models developed by HHI. The FPSOs include two mid-sized oil FPSOs, with a storage capacity ranging from 1.0MMbbls and 1.5MMbbls, and one gas FPSO which has a topside gas processing capacity of 840MMSCFD. The two oil FPSOs were developed in line with current market conditions and trends, while the gas FPSO was developed to target the future demands of the Australian and Indonesian markets. The model name of the standard FPSOs, is “Hi-PROS” in which PROS represents “Proven, Ready-made, Optimized and Schedule-Driven”.The FPSOs were developed up to the initial stage of FEED, including the basic dimensions such as the hull size and topside layout. When an order is placed, HHI can reduce the required design period by using their in-house engineering database. HHI expects this to reduce the cost of production by up to 30% through improvements in the engineering and design process, such as the standardization, localization of the materials and mega-block construction methods, etc.Furthermore, the hull design platform, which was developed based on HHI’s technology and experience with FPSOs, enables HHI to automatically calculate and analyze the motion, structure analysis, hull shape fixing and weight estimation. Source: Company Press Release The standard FPSOs are the topside and hull integrated models developed by HHI
Allseas will remove and deliver the structures to Kvaerner’s decommissioning facilities at Stord for dismantling recycling Kvaerner selected for Valhall platforms recycling. (Credit: Kvaerner) Offshore installation and decommissioning firm Allseas has awarded a contract to Norwegian company Kvaerner to recycle three large topsides, three jackets and four bridges from the Valhall and Hod fields located in the Norwegian North Sea.Kvaerner will dismantle and recycle the topsides, jackets and bridges with a combined weight of 33 000 tonnes. It also has options for another 5 000 tonnes.Kvaerner said that the assignment is expected to provide work for around 100 persons at peak.The Norwegian oil company Aker BP-operated Valhall and Hod fields started operations in 1982 and since then produced more than one billion barrels of oil equivalents.However, some of the oil installations will be removed after the new production and accommodation platform entered service in 2013.Kvaerner, which has already commenced the decommissioning of the old Valhall accommodation platform, is now tasked with additional removal work on the field.Aker BP has selected Allseas to remove and decommission the drilling platform and the production platform from the Valhall field as well as the unmanned Hod platform that is connected to Valhall.Allseas is planning to use its giant Pioneering Spirit vessel to remove the platforms and structures, which will be delivered to Kvaerner’s decommissioning facilities at Stord for dismantling recycling.Kvaerner’s Stord to receive the first structures in 2022Kvaerner expects to receive the first structures at Stord in 2022. It would initially receive the drilling platform, the process platform and one jacket from the Valhall field.The Hod and the remaining structures are planned to be delivered in 2025.The method work is scheduled to commence later this year with detail offshore mapping and engineering work planned to commence in 2021.Kvaerner decommissioning projects senior vice-president Magnus Kise said: “In this project we will also utilise a newly developed automatic cutting machine for pipes and beams, which will reduce the need for manual work significantly and thus reduce risk.”In June 2020, Aker BP along with its partner Pandion Energy have submitted the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Hod field to the Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
The partnership will enhance real-time platforms for expanded remote operations, improving analytics capability with the Halliburton Data Lake utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence Halliburton partners with Microsoft and Accenture. (Credit: Pixabay/Markus Spiske) Halliburton, Microsoft and Accenture have announced they have entered into a five-year strategic agreement to advance Halliburton’s digital capabilities in Microsoft Azure.Under the agreement, Halliburton will complete its move to cloud-based digital platforms and strengthen its customer offerings by:Enhancing real-time platforms for expanded remote operations,Improving analytics capability with the Halliburton Data Lake utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence, andAccelerating the deployment of new technology and applications, including SOC2 compliance, for Halliburton’s overall system reliability and security.“The strategic agreement with Microsoft and Accenture is an important step in our adoption of new technology and applications to enhance our digital capabilities, drive additional business agility and reduce capital expenditures,” said Jeff Miller, Halliburton chairman, president & CEO. “We are excited about the benefits our customers and employees will realize through this agreement, and the opportunity to further leverage our open architecture approach to software delivery.”“Moving to the cloud allows companies to create market-shaping customer offerings and drive tangible business outcomes,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president, Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business. “Through this alliance with Halliburton and Accenture, we will apply the power of the cloud to unlock digital capabilities that deliver benefits for Halliburton and its customers.”The agreement also enables the migration of all Halliburton physical data centers to Azure, which delivers enterprise-grade cloud services at global scale and offers sustainability benefits. Accenture will work closely with Microsoft, in conjunction with their Avanade joint venture, to help transition Halliburton’s digital capabilities and business-critical applications to Azure. Accenture will leverage its comprehensive cloud migration framework, which brings industrialized capabilities together with exclusive tools, methods, and automation to accelerate Halliburton’s data center migration and provide for additional transformation opportunities.“Building a digital core and scaling quickly across a business is only possible with a strong foundation in the cloud,” said Julie Sweet, chief executive officer, Accenture. “Halliburton recognizes that this essential foundation will provide the innovation, efficiency and talent advantages to do things differently and fast. We are proud to be part of this transformational change, which builds on our long history working with Halliburton and Microsoft.”The companies expect to complete the staged migration by 2022. Source: Company Press Release
The brutal nature of LSL’s dramatic branch network restructure has been revealed by details of two closures in Wales.The pair of Reeds Rains branches have been closed in the market town of Abergele and the seaside resort of Prestatyn (pictured, above) in Denbighshire.It has emerged from local reports that staff at both locations were told on Tuesday last week about the closures but the branches were standing empty and de-branded by Thursday.“The announcement follows a comprehensive review of our branch networks and operations in response to the changing landscape and customer demands,” a Reed Rains spokesperson said.The territories of both Reeds Rains branches are to be transferred to the company’s surviving nearest Reeds Rains branch in Rhyl, which is four miles West along the coast from Prestatyn and five miles East of Abergele.Job lossesIt has not been made clear yet what will happen to staff at the two closed branches, although the company says it will working to ‘minimise’ job losses.“We continue to believe that traditional estate agents will represent the substantial majority of the residential sales and lettings markets for the foreseeable future and that our estate agency branches will continue to remain core to providing the service our customers expect,” the company says.“The changes we are announcing will better position Your Move and Reeds Rains as two leading estate agency brands in the UK. We will continue to support these branches and our people to maintain their brand presence and well-established local market positions in the future.” LSL Reeds Rains Wales February 11, 2019Nigel 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 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 » Reeds Rains closures: trading one day, gone the next previous nextAgencies & PeopleReeds Rains closures: trading one day, gone the nextJust days after announcing that it would close 43 offices across the UK as part of a wider network reduction, LSL branches have already begun closing and staff laid off.Nigel Lewis11th February 201905,528 Views
Rightmove challenger portal Homesearch says it has commitments from 10,000 branches to list properties on its site when the platform goes live for agents on Wednesday.Chief Operating Officer Sam Hunter admits that relatively few of these 10,000 are paying customers at the moment, but that he’s been overwhelmed by the thousands of independent agents who have signed up to list their properties.“To be working with so many agents so early has exceeded all of our expectations,” he says.Hunter says the agents signed up so have some 395,000 properties to list between them, a figure expects to rise to 450,000 by next week.This would give it approximately half of Rightmove’s listings and puts it well on the way to becoming a fully-fledged portal when it launches to the public in the middle of July.Public launch“We’re inviting agents to have a play with it and really understand how it works before the public begin using it,” he says.“We believe that the traction we’re seeing is proof that agents have wanted to see something new for a long time, which keeps us focused on making sure that we deliver both the product and ongoing business support they need.“We’re really thankful to those who have helped us hit this milestone so quickly.”Hunter prefers not to call his platform a ‘portal’ but rather a next generation property ecosystem, where property professionals and consumers can interact to buy, sell, rent, invest or simply research the UK housing market.Read more about Homesearch.Sam Hunter Homesearch June 26, 2020Nigel 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 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 » Challenger portal signs up 10,000 branches as it prepares to go live previous nextProducts & ServicesChallenger portal signs up 10,000 branches as it prepares to go liveHomesearch is preparing to go live for the public in Mid-July and has been overwhelmed by the positive response from agents.Nigel Lewis26th June 202001,059 Views