June 26, 2018 /Sports News – National Super Bowl champ Nick Foles’ new memoir, ‘Believe It’ Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail Leon Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Fresh off of his team’s first-ever Super Bowl victory, Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback Nick Foles is out with a new memoir.Foles sustained an ACL injury late in the 2017 NFL season, causing many to believe it was over for the Eagles. Yet, led by Foles, the team went on to win their first-ever Super Bowl in February.In his new book, Foles gives fans an inside look at how he was able to overcome his injuries and other setbacks to become a Super Bowl champion.Foles told “Good Morning America” that in the week leading up to the Super Bowl he was prepared to answer questions about Tom Brady and the Patriots, but keeping the focus on his own team helped them “come out on top.”“It was probably the two toughest weeks of football I’ve gone into preparation for, but it allowed us to keep our head down and focus on our game plan and going out there executing the plays and really just having fun,” Foles said. “Our team plays with so much swag. If you’re in the locker room you see us dancing around before the game, warming up. We play loose and play with high energy and we play for one another and that’s really how we were able to come out on top.”Foles said he told his wife Tori Moore moments after the historic win that their life was about to change, but he made sure their “Friday night date night” would remain a constant.“Being a mom and doing everything she can at the house, that’s a full-time job in and of itself, and I come home [after practice] so we wanted to make sure we had that night to ourselves to go out for a few hours and enjoy one another,” the father of 1-year-old daughter Lily said.“I just knew that with winning a Super Bowl and everyone watching and the platform we have that things will be a little different, but it’s not bad things, it takes some getting used to,” he said. “Keeping our priorities straight, our faith, our family and values will keep us grounded,” he explained.In 2016 Foles contemplated stepping away from football, but he said that time of reflection was pivotal to his growth and overcoming his fears.“When I was going to step away it was a time for me to step back and reflect on just the journey of my life and, you know, what God has done in my life and it was really humbling,” he said.“It was not easy but I was able to come out of it learning a lot and overcoming some fears I had and I think we all have fears we face and — to overcome them and attack them allows us to grow. That’s what I talk about in the book and share with young players and kids.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Harding led the Wildcats with 27 points. January 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local Adams’ double-double helps S. Utah beat Weber St. 90-82, OT Adams, who redshirted last season after transferring from Arizona State, has back-to-back double-doubles — the first two of his career. Cameron Oluyitan and Dre Marin each had 18 points, Brandon Better added 15 and Jacob Calloway scored nine with 10 rebounds for Southern Utah (6-7, 1-3 Big Sky Conference). The Thunderbirds snapped a six-game losing streak against Weber State and beat the Wildcats for just the ninth time in 41 tries. Written by Associated Press Cody John’s 3-pointer gave Weber State a six-point lead with three minutes left in regulation but SUU scored eight of the last 10 points to force OT. Tags: Andre Adams/Big Sky/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball/Weber State Wildcats Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Andre Adams tied his career best with 18 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds to help Southern Utah beat Weber State 90-82 in overtime Saturday night and snap a four-game skid. Jerrick Harding’s 3-pointer gave Weber State (9-6, 3-1) a one-point lead just 29 seconds into overtime but Marin answered with a 3 and then hit two free throws to spark 14-3 run that made it 86-76 when he made two more foul shots with 52 seconds remaining.
February 23, 2019 /Sports News – National Phillies owner in Las Vegas to meet with free agent Bryce Harper Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(LAS VEGAS) — Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton was in Las Vegas on Friday night to meet with free agent outfielder Bryce Harper, sources told ESPN.The two sides were not expected to reach a contract agreement during the meeting. But the Phillies have been considered one of the most likely landing spots for the 26-year-old star.Harper and the Phillies also met in Las Vegas, Harper’s hometown, in January. The Phillies have been active this offseason, trading for infielder Jean Segura and catcher J.T. Realmuto to bolster their lineup. Middleton said early in the offseason that the team was ready to spend money, “and maybe even be a little bit stupid about it.”The team was believed to be interested in both Harper and infielder Manny Machado, but the latter player signed a 10-year contract worth $300 million with the San Diego Padres this week. Other teams believed to be in the running for Harper include the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago White Sox. The Padres, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Harper’s former team the Washington Nationals are also considered possible landing spots. Harper is reportedly seeking a deal worth more than the 10 years and $300 million that the Nationals offered him at the end of the 2018 season. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Written by March 25, 2019 /Sports News – National Crucial missed shot sends Duke to Sweet 16 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTuelekZa/iStock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Sunday’s game between the University of Central Florida and No. 1-seeded Duke University was a true nail-biter.Duke came from behind and took the lead with just seconds to go after freshman RJ Barrett made a rebounded free throw. UCF then took possession but failed to upset the Blue Devils, missing two shots, both of which rolled off the rim.With the 77-76 win, Duke moves on to the Sweet 16.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Image: Illustration of the Whale Floating Production Unit. Photo: courtesy of Sembcorp Marine Ltd. Shell Offshore has awarded a contract to Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters to build and integrate the topside and hull of a floating production unit (FPU) for the Whale field in the Gulf of Mexico.The contract will precede a final investment decision for the Whale project, which is scheduled next year.Sembcorp, in a statement, said: “It paves the way for the Whale FPU to move ahead and take advantage of synergies from the ongoing Shell Vito FPU, currently under construction at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard.”Whale FPU scheduled for completion in 2022Planned to be completed in 2022, the Whale FPU comprises a topside module and a four-column semi-submersible floating hull planned to be deployed for operations in the Alaminos Canyon Block 772.Sembcorp Marine rigs & floaters head William Gu said: “We are very grateful to Shell for recognising our yard capabilities and entrusting us with the Whale FPU project, which comes after our successful bid for the Shell Vito FPU last year.”Sembcorp plans to integrate and commission the entire Whale FPU topside on ground level at Tuas Boulevard Yard in order to reduce work-at-height risks.Upon completion, the FPU topside will be raised and attached to a 51m tall hull by Sembcorp using a pair of gantry cranes.Gu added: “With our state-of-the-art 30,000-tonne cranes at Tuas Boulevard Yard, we can assemble the Whale FPU topside into a mega-block and combine it with the hull efficiently in one single lift.”Last year, Shell Offshore said it has discovered one of its largest US Gulf of Mexico exploration finds in the past decade from the Whale deep-water well, which encountered more than 1,400 net feet of oil bearing pay following drilling.Shell operates the Whale well with a 60% stake while Chevron U.S.A owns the remaining 40% interest.The discovery is located in the Alaminos Canyon Block 772, adjacent to the Shell-operated Silvertip field.In August 2019, Siccar Point Energy awarded an exclusive Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract to Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters for the design of a Sevan cylindrical FPSO for its Cambo field development on the UK Continental Shelf. Sembcorp plans to integrate and commission the entire Whale FPU topside on ground level at Tuas Boulevard Yard
ADNOC L&S inks India LNG floating storage deal with AG&P. (Credit: Business Wire) Atlantic Gulf & Pacific (AG&P) and ADNOC Logistics and Services (ADNOC L&S) have signed a liquefied natural gas (LNG) charter deal of a floating storage unit (FSU) at a new import facility in southern India.Under the agreement, ADNOC L&S will provide a 137,756 cubic meter FSU unit at AG&P’s new LNG import facility at Karaikal port in Puducherry.The deal covers the conversion, supply, operations and maintenance of the FSU for a period of 15 years.Construction on the terminal will begin in Q1 2020Construction on the terminal is expected to commence in the first quarter of this year while it is being expected to be operational before the end of 2021.ADNOC L&S CEO Abdulkareem Al Masabi said: “Firstly, it represents our first agreement with AG&P and one of our company’s most important goals is to find creative ways to branch out and find new partnerships around the world to fuel our company’s safer, smarter growth.“It is also an important agreement because it provides AG&P with additional storage flexibility for their LNG terminal as well as giving us the chance to generate more value from one of our historical assets which is coming to the end of its current contract.”The Karaikal LNG import facility, which will be owned and operated by AG&P, will have an initial capacity of 1mtpa. It will be expanded to 3mtpa in the medium term as demand increases.The terminal will be used by domestic, industrial and commercial customers within a radius of 500 km, which features key manufacturing clusters for the fertiliser, cement, steel, textile, leather, sugar and garment industries of central Tamil Nadu.It will also serve gas-fired power plants in addition to AG&P’s own extensive city gas distribution network across southern part of India.AG&P Terminals & Logistics president Karthik Sathyamoorthy said: “Both of our companies will work very closely to provide a comprehensive LNG solution for our downstream customers through the Karaikal LNG Facility. AG&P has focused on bringing down the unit cost of re-gasification terminals for smaller volumes. AG&P and ADNOC L&S are excited to reach this critical goal for our customers.”The new FSU will be only the fourth FSU-based LNG import terminal across the globe. The others are based in Malta, Malaysia and Bahrain. The deal covers the conversion, supply, operations, and maintenance of the FSU for a period of 15 years
The well at the Karabagh field has been drilled using Socar’s Caspian Drilling Company (CDC)-operated by the Dada Gorgud semi-submersible drilling rig The Karabagh field is located 120km offshore, east of Baku, Azerbaijan. (Credit: Pixabay/wasi1370) State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (Socar) and Norway’s Equinor have made an oil discovery at the first appraisal well at the Karabagh field offshore Azerbaijan.The Karabagh field is located 120km offshore, east of Baku, in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.The well has been drilled in a water depth of 180m using Socar’s Caspian Drilling Company (CDC)-operated by the Dada Gorgud semi-submersible drilling rig. The reservoir at the well is located at a depth of approximately 3.4km.Socar seeks to undertake commercial development of Karabagh fieldSocar noted that the estimated size of the discovered oil and gas volumes are satisfactory for undertaking commercial development of the field.Socar president Rovnag Abdullayev said: “Karabagh is the first oil field discovered during the independence period of our country and its oil reserves estimated more than 60 million tons. The successful delivery of the appraisal well to the target safely and on time is the result of effective collaboration of SOCAR and Equinor.“Development of the Karabagh field will significantly contribute to Azerbaijan’s oil incomes. The field proudly bears the name of the heart of our Motherland – Karabagh.”The Karabagh prospective structure was identified in 1959 following seismic surveys and its oil and gas reserves were confirmed through exploration drilling in 1997-1998.In May 2018, Socar Karabagh signed a risk service agreement with Equinor to develop the Karabagh oil field. As per the terms of the deal, the two firms equally own the shares.In January 2020, British oil company BP and its partner Socar have started drilling of the Shafag-Asiman block offshore Caspian Sea in the Azerbaijan sector.Located about 125km to the South-East of Baku, the block covers an area of some 1,100km² and is located in water depths of 650-800m.
Gyrodata sells directional drilling business to Intrepid Directional Drilling Specialist. (Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay) Gyrodata announced the sale of its directional drilling business to Intrepid Directional Drilling Specialists (Intrepid), a independent directional drilling services provider to North American customers. The sale includes effectively all of Gyrodata’s directional drilling personnel, as well as its high-performance drilling motors and MWD tools. This combination doubles Intrepid’s directional drilling capabilities in North America while also expanding its presence into certain Latin American countries.The sale of the directional drilling business allows Gyrodata to more effectively align its priorities going forward. “This divestiture helps Gyrodata refocus on our core gyro surveying offerings and advancements in our SPEAR solid-state gyro technology, and it will make us more flexible and efficient than ever before as we continue to drive innovation in our differentiated surveying services,” commented Robert Trainer, President and CEO of Gyrodata. Importantly, independently of the announced transaction, Gyrodata will maintain its own fleet of telemetry systems, which will enable the Company to continue to provide its unique standalone gyro-while-drilling (GWD) services throughout the world.Gyrodata is excited about the opportunity to combine its best-in-class directional drilling business with Intrepid, which has itself emerged as a leader on U.S. land. “Having worked with Intrepid for many years, we knew that they were the right partner for this transaction,” Trainer continued. “Together, we are helping to build a truly unique directional drilling provider, both in terms of scale and capabilities. Furthermore, the high quality of personnel at Gyrodata and Intrepid will combine to make a clear leader in the space.”“This transaction represents a major step forward for Intrepid in terms of scale and service quality,” noted Clint Leazer, President of Intrepid. “We are excited to expand our high-performance motor and MWD tool fleets to better serve the needs of our customers in the Permian Basin, across North America, and in Latin America. Having drilled more than 5,000 directional wells since our establishment in 2001, we know what our customers want: improved drilling efficiency, increased wellbore quality, and unparalleled service. We strongly believe that expanding our business at this time will allow us to better meet our customers’ needs as the market continues to evolve in the coming years.”Financial terms and conditions of the acquisition were not disclosed. Intrepid was advised by its investment banker, Stephens, Inc., and its legal counsel Wick, Phillips, Gould & Martin, LLP. Gyrodata was advised by its legal counsel Locke Lord LLP. Source: Company Press Release This combination doubles Intrepid’s directional drilling capabilities in North America while also expanding its presence into certain Latin American countries
The asset was producing a rate of around 300 barrels per day recently. (Credit: Pixabay/Terry McGraw) African international independent oil & gas company Zenith Energy has signed a joint venture agreement with a local oil and gas company to acquire a production licence in the Republic of the Congo.Under the agreement, the joint venture company will acquire and onshore oil production asset located in the Kouilou region of the Republic of the Congo in proximity of Pointe-Noire, the country’s second largest city.Recently, the asset was producing a rate of around 300 barrels per day from the regionally-proven Mengo formation.Zenith Energy said that the production at the site was currently suspended, pending the assignment of a new licence.The licence is also located close to Tilapia, an oil production asset with transformational production potential that was recently acquired by Zenith Energy.To secure the onshore production licence, the firm along with its local partner intends to submit an application to the relevant authorities in the Republic of the Congo along with the Ministry of Hydrocarbons.Upon obtaining the new licence, Zenith will be the joint operator and majority partnerAs per the terms of the deal, Zenith will be the joint operator and majority partner, if a new licence is successfully obtained.Zenith stated: “Following preliminary technical analysis of the Potential Acquisition, as part of the due diligence activities conducted prior to entering into the Agreement, Zenith is confident that profitable oil production operations can be achieved following the reactivation of the Potential Acquisition and the performance of targeted, low-intensity workover activities.”Additionally, the acquisition is in line with the firm’s strategy to identify near-term production and development assets in Africa which have material, near-term production potential.In April this year, Zenith Energy’s wholly owned subsidiary Zenith Energy Netherlands signed a conditional agreement with Kufpec (Tunisia) to acquires stake in the North Kairouan permit and the Sidi El Kilani concession (the Tunisian acquisition) in Tunisia. The asset is located in the Kouilou region of the Republic of the Congo in proximity of Pointe-Noire, the country’s second largest city
Romans Group completed yet another acquisition last week after it finalised a deal to merge with Campsie’s sales and letting branches.Established for over 40 years, Campsie, which covers Windsor, Staines-upon-Thames and West Drayton, will be fully-incorporated into the Romans network from Monday 5thOctober, with each of the firm’s three branches set to be upgraded to the familiar and customer focused offices seen across the Romans Group.Romans’ decision to buy Campsie fits in with the firm’s expansion strategy, and follows on from the acquisition earlier this year of Meldrum Salter Edgley in Guildford, James Griffin in Bracknell, SherriffMountford in Burnham and Atlantis in Reading.Expanding its portfolio of estate and letting agencies has been high on the agenda for the Romans Group with a number of acquisitions already under its belt since 2013.Members of staff at Campsie, part of the Orchard & Shipman Group, will be offered professional and expert advice on sales, lettings, and surveying.Shane Spiers, Chief Executive of Orchard & Shipman Group, commented, “Campsie has been established for over 40 years, so when the time came to sell it was vital we found an agency with the same core values and high standards our customers and team have become accustomed to receiving.“The Romans Group ticked all the boxes for us, and we’re delighted at how straightforward, professional and understanding their approach has been to the entire acquisition. On top of that, as an established agency with similar services available to their customers we knew our landlords, tenants and vendors would be well looked after and in fact benefit from the extra resources a larger company can provide.“Our employees are central to our success and we strongly believe that joining the Romans Group will not only benefit our customers, but also the staff and their progression, thanks to the state of the art facilities and award-winning training Romans is renowned for.”Peter Fuller (left), Managing Director of Romans Lettings, insists that his company are actively looking for new opportunities to acquire property businesses across the country, supported in part by a £12 million finance facility from its bankers available for more business purchases.He recently said that his firm “have the funds and ambition to continue expanding”.Commenting on the acquisition of Campsie, he added, “We’re delighted to have taken on Campsie and we’re looking forward to meeting all of the existing landlords and supporting them with the management and expansion of their property portfolios, as well as welcoming Campsie’s reputable agents to the Romans Group.”Peter Fuller acquisition Romans Romans acquires Campsie Campsie the Romans Group September 22, 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 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Romans acquires Campsie previous nextAgencies & PeopleRomans acquires CampsieThe Romans Group has further expanded its portfolio of estate and letting agencies with the acquisition of Campsie.The Negotiator22nd September 20150655 Views