Scoreboard roundup — 2/26/20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCleveland 108, Philadelphia 94Washington 110, Brooklyn 106Charlotte 107, NY Knicks 101Orlando 130, Atlanta 120Minnesota 129, Miami 126Houston 140, Memphis 112Dallas 109, San Antonio 103LA Clippers 102, Phoenix 92Boston 114, Utah 103NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColorado 3, Buffalo 2Vegas 3, Edmonton 0LA Kings 2, Pittsburgh 1TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLVillanova 71, St John’s 60Penn State 65, Rutgers 64Maryland 74, Minnesota 73Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img February 27, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/26/20last_img

Arizona state House passes bill banning transgender female athletes from school sports

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFatCamera/iStock(PHOENIX) — The Arizona House of Representatives passed a new bill that if signed into law would ban transgender female athletes from participating in school sports. The “Save Women’s Sports Act,” introduced by Republican Rep. Nancy Barto, would require interscholastic and intramural sports sponsored by educational institutions to explicitly designate sports as for males or females based on a persons’ biological sex.“This bill is about fairness. That’s it. What is fair on the field, the court, the track, and in the pool,” Barto said in a statement to ABC News. House Bill 2706 states that if disputed, “a student may establish the student’s sex by presenting a signed physician’s statement that indicates the student’s sex” and an analysis of the student’s DNA.The bill was first introduced on Feb. 3 and passed in the House one month later along party lines 31-29 after an emotional hours-long debate on Tuesday.Barto cited the biological differences between males and females from lung capacity and muscle mass to testosterone levels that she said give men “an undeniable physical advantage over women in sports.” “That is why we have separated male and female sports. And that is why women have been so successful in achieving greatness on the field, and all the benefits that go with it,” Barto continued. “What has changed is Interscholastic policies allowing biological males identifying as females to compete on women’s teams.” The bill would apply to K-12, community college and universities’ female teams. While Barto and those who voted for the bill agree that this is about keeping a level playing field, opponents argue that it fails to protect LGBTQ kids and transgender youth. Democratic Rep. Daniel Hernandez Jr. took to Twitter after the measure passed in the House and called it “bad for Arizona.”During the hearing, Democratic Rep. Kirsten Engel said, “The impact will not be to protect women’s sports, instead it’s gonna make women’s sports a total battleground of lawsuits.” “It’s gonna bring people out of the corners of the field to cast accusations — the liability here is so broad that I have very severe concerns that some schools will find some excuse to — simply not have games,” she added.There is some protective language in the bill against “retaliation or other adverse action” for students or educational institutions and if violated would allow for legal action. “Any student who is deprived of an athletic opportunity or suffers a direct or indirect harm as a result of a violation of this section has a private cause of action for injunctive relief, damages and any other relief available under law against the educational institution,” the bill states. Despite strong opposition from House Democrats, as well as local and national businesses like the Arizona Diamondbacks, PayPal and Uber, the measure will now make it’s way to the Senate. The office for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s did not immediately return ABC News’ request for comment on whether he would sign the bill if passed by the Senate. Currently, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) — the state’s governing body for school sports — has policies in place for transgender athletes to compete “in a manner that is consistent with their gender identity.” The AIA policies and procedures book states that all students eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics should have the opportunity “irrespective of the sex listed on a student’s eligibility for participation in interscholastic athletics or in a gender that does not match the sex at birth.” “The eligibility is granted for the duration of the student’s participation and does not need to be renewed every sport season or school year. All discussion and documentation will be kept confidential, and the proceedings will be sealed unless the student and family make a specific request,” the policy states. The AIA did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment and it is unclear how this policy would be changed if the Senate signs HB 2716 into law. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund March 4, 2020 /Sports News – National Arizona state House passes bill banning transgender female athletes from school sportscenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Wright-Phillips, Rossi strike quickly, LAFC beats RSL 3-1

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips and  Diego Rossi scored in a five-minute span midway through the first half to help Los Angeles FC beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 on Sunday night.Tied for seventh with Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference entering the game, Los Angeles jumped ahead of Colorado into a tie for fifth with FC Dallas with 21 points.Wright-Phillips scored off a rebound in the 22nd minute, and Rossi connected in the 27th from close range after a long run down the left side. Brian Rodríguez made it 3-0 in the 59th, splitting defenders and firing a shot between goalkeeper Andrew Putna and the right post.Real Salt Lake got on the board in the 64th on Eduard Atuesta’s own goal. October 4, 2020 /Sports News – Local Wright-Phillips, Rossi strike quickly, LAFC beats RSL 3-1 Associated Press Tags: Bradley Wright-Phillips/Diego Rossi/Los Angeles FC/MLS/Real Salt Lake Written bylast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 1/14

first_img Written by Tags: Roundup FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 20TROPIC, Utah-Sergio Vasquez led the way with 13 points as the Bryce Valley Mustangs overpowered Milford 58-42 in Region 20 boys basketball action Thursday. Kyden Peters had 9 points in defeat for the Tigers.JUNCTION, Utah-Gavin Morgan amassed 21 points and the Piute Thunderbirds routed Valley 59-46 Thursday in Region 20 boys basketball action.Girls BasketballRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-Peyton Murray netted 13 points and the Union Cougars waxed Juab 42-25 in Region 14 girls basketball action Thursday. Hallie Worwood had 8 points for the Wasps in defeat.DELTA, Utah-Jadee Dutson’s 15 points led Delta as the Rabbits pummeled North Sanpete 56-13 Thursday in Region 14 girls basketball action. Tylee Henrie had 8 points in the loss for the Hawks.Region 16COALVILLE, Utah-Marci Richins stepped up with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 6 steals as the North Summit Braves crushed the North Sevier Wolves 54-31 Thursday in Region 16 girls basketball action.GUNNISON, Utah-Kayzia Caldwell led the way with 14 points as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs downed Monticello 39-31 in Region 16 girls basketball action Thursday. Avery Shumway led the Lady Bucks in defeat with 10 points.Region 18KANAB, Utah-Grayce Glover posted 17 points and Kanab humbled Beaver 39-33 in Region 18 girls basketball action Thursday. Kenzlee Carter had 10 points in the loss for the Beavers.WrestlingFILLMORE, Utah-The Juab Wasps won the final seven matches of the night to beat Millard 49-21 in a non-region dual Thursday. Juab had five pins on the night from Taylor Newton, Kaden Ercanbrack, Cooper Blackett, Channing Warner and Logan Holdaway. Millard had pins from Danny Garcia, Jed Degraffenreid, and Camden Moat. In the most anticipated match of the night Juab’s Keaton Sperry beat Millard’s Sam Rasmussen 5-3 at 120 pounds.SALINA, Utah-North Sevier topped Kanab 42-39 in a 2A dual Thursday night. The Wolves had six pins from Slade Mickelsen, Ayden Crane, Jameson Hunt, Kelton Bastian, Kelby Bosh, and Reilly Burr. The Cowboys had five pins in the loss from Luke Browning, Noah Button, Tyler Church, Michael Warino, and Joshua Church. January 14, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/14 Brad Jameslast_img read more

Team LeBron Tops Team Durant In NBA All-Star Game

first_img Tags: Donovan Mitchell/Giannis Antetokounmpo/Mike Conley/NBA/NBA All-Star Game/Rudy Gobert/Team LeBron FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Atlanta, GA) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points to lead Team LeBron to a 170-150 win over Team Durant in the NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta.The “Greek Freak” was a perfect 16-of-16 from the floor. Damian Lillard scored 32 points off the bench and Steph Curry had 28 for Team LeBron. Both shot 8-of-16 from three.Bradley Beal led Team Durant with 26 points. Kyrie Iring added 24 points and 12 assists in defeat.Three Jazz players competed in the game, Rudy Gobert came off the bench for Team LeBron with 10 points and seven rebounds. Donovan Mitchell had 15 points for Team Durant and Mike Conley finished with three points. Associated Press March 8, 2021 /Sports News – Local Team LeBron Tops Team Durant In NBA All-Star Game Written bylast_img read more

Maersk Drilling awarded three-well contract offshore Trinidad by BP

first_img Maersk Drilling awarded three-well contract offshore Trinidad by BP. Image credit: MAERSK DRILLING. Maersk Drilling has secured a three-well contract for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer with BP for development drilling at the Matapal project offshore Trinidad and Tobago. The contract has an estimated duration of 322 days and is expected to commence in July 2020. The value of the firm contract is approximately USD 78m, including a mobilisation fee. The contract contains an additional one-well option.“It is obviously exciting for us to see Maersk Discoverer go to Trinidad for BP, for whom the rig has performed successful operations offshore Egypt for the last six years, including the shallowest water well ever drilled in dynamic positioning mode for both BP and Maersk Drilling which delivered significant cost savings to the customer. We are very pleased that BP is recognising Maersk Discoverer’s qualities by re-signing the rig for this new campaign,” says COO Morten Kelstrup of Maersk Drilling.The Maersk Discoverer is a DSS-21 column-stabilised dynamically positioned semi-submersible drilling rig, able to operate in water depths up to 10,000 ft. It is currently operating offshore Egypt. Source: Company Press Release The contract has an estimated duration of 322 days and is expected to commence in July 2020last_img read more

Lundin Energy drills dry well on Polmak prospect in Barents Sea

first_imgThe well showed indications of hydrocarbons in a 9 meter interval in poor quality reservoir in the targeted formation Lundin Energy is the operator of the Polmak prospect.(Credit: Lundin Energy.) Lundin Energy Norway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Energy, has announced the completion of exploration well on the Polmak prospect in the southern Barents Sea.The main objective of drilling the exploration well 7221/4-1 was to prove the presence of hydrocarbons in Triassic aged sandstones within the Kobbe formation of the Polmak prospect.According to the company, the well showed indications of hydrocarbons in a 9 meter interval in poor quality reservoir in the targeted formation.The exploration well 7221/4-1, which targeted the Polmak prospect in licences PL609 and PL1027, has been classified as dry.West Bollsta drilling rig drilled the exploration well 7221/4-1The West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig has drilled the exploration well 7221/4-1, 30km east of the Johan Castberg discovery.With 47.51% of working interest, Lundin Energy is the operator of the Polmak prospect.The partners include Wintershall DEA Norge with 25% stake, INPEX Norge with 10% interest, DNO Norge owning 10% and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge with 7.5% working stake.The West Bollsta drilling rig will now be moved to drill the Lundin Energy operated Bask prospect in licence PL533B.The exploration well 7219/11-1 will target the Paleocene aged sandstones which are expected to contain gross un-risked prospective resources of approximately 250 million barrels of oil (MMbo).Lundin Energy holds 40% working stake in the Bask prospect and its partners include Aker BP with 35% and Wintershall DEA with 25% stake.Recently, the company has secured drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for well 16/4-12 in production licence 981.The well 16/4-12 will be drilled about 1km west of the 16/4-6 S Solveig oil discovery, with the West Bollsta drilling facility.last_img read more

MHI invests in US hydrogen technology firm Monolith Materials

first_img Olive Creek1(OC1), commercial-scale facility in Nebraska, United States. (Credit: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.) The investment marks the entry of MHI Group into the field of hydrogen production Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has invested in Monolith Materials, a US-based company that provides technology to enable the production of hydrogen and carbon black from methane.The investment marks the entry of MHI Group into the field of hydrogen production.MHI has made the investment through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America in Monolith Materials, which is claimed to be the first US manufacturer to produce a clean, industry-transforming hydrogen called “turquoise hydrogen” on a commercial scale.According to the company, the investment in Monolith helps to advance the production and supply of hydrogen through plasma-based methane pyrolysis technology that uses renewable energy as its heat source.Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America president and CEO Yoshihiro Shiraiwa said: “By solving the century-old problem of scaling methane pyrolysis to a commercial level, Monolith Materials has emerged as a leader in the manufacturing of emissions-free hydrogen.“While we’re evaluating a number of clean-energy development options, Monolith offers great promise. We’re excited to be the first in a new wave of strategic investors supporting the development of their technology.”Monolith in operating stage of Olive Creek 1 facilityEstablished in 2012, Monolith Materials is now in the operating stage of Olive Creek 1 (OC1), which is its first commercial-scale emissions-free production facility.The plant is capable of producing nearly 14,000 metric tonnes of carbon black per year along with clean hydrogen.The company has also unveiled its plans to produce emissions-free ammonia at a second phase production facility, named Olive Creek 2 (OC2), in Hallam, Nebraska.MHI said that the turquoise hydrogen, emissions-free ammonia and carbon black produced by Monolith are estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one million metric tonnes per year compared to traditional manufacturing processes.Recently, MHI has agreed to make a capital investment in green hydrogen and ammonia project developer H2U Investments.last_img read more

RICS: Men paid £11k more than women

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » RICS: Men paid £11k more than women previous nextAgencies & PeopleRICS: Men paid £11k more than womenThe Negotiator27th April 20170511 Views Salaries for UK property professionals remained robust in 2017, according to the latest survey by RICS & Macdonald & Company, but the gender pay gap has increased.Male property professionals earn, on average, £11,113 more than their female colleagues (£54,931 versus £43,818). The gap is evident across most age groups and greatest for those aged 46-55, where the difference in average salary is 25.7 per cent.Of those who received a pay rise in 2017 in the industry the average increase was 7.7 per cent (7.1 per cent in 2016) – far above UK wage inflation at 2.7 per cent. Taking the sample as a whole, the industry experienced an increase of +7.2 per cent (2016: 6.5 per cent) with 32 per cent also believing that their pay and benefits will be positively affected by market conditions over the next 12 months.Men aged 46-55 are paid 25.7% more than women of the same age.The average salary in 2017 is £52,362; a 4.5 per cent decrease compared to 2016, which may be explained by changes in the demographics of the survey this time around. Respondents with 10 years experience or fewer rose by 9 per cent (from 31 per cent to 40 per cent) while those with 16 years experience or more fell 10 per cent (from 56 per cent to 46 per cent).Sarah Speirs, Director of Communications and External Affairs RICS, said, “While it is encouraging that those entering the sector are now seeing pay equality, the fact that the pay gap has widened overall is disheartening. The industry has started to take action but must maintain this momentum to create a more balanced workforce that attracts the best talent if it wants to remain competitive.”gender pay differences male and female property salaries gender pay inequality property salaries April 27, 2017The 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 2021last_img read more

OTM issues latest tranche of shares to sweeten long-term listing deals

first_imgProperty portal OnTheMarket (OTM) has issued a further 220,319 ordinary shares to distribute to several estate agents in return for signing long-term deals.Based on the current share price, the stock is worth £209,300 and will go live on the London AIM stock exchange on Thursday.The new listing will value the company at £61 million. OTM’s share price has been sliding dramatically over the past either weeks after hitting a high of £1.40p a share in late February and sinking to a current price of 95p, a drop of a third.The issue of the shares is part of a concerted campaign this year by OTM to sign agents up to long-term deals and is part of a range of offers available to sweeten ‘paid-for’ listing agreements.War chestOTM has plenty of shares to give away – this latest tranche is part of a war chest of over 36.4 million ‘recruitment shares’ at its disposal.“Such equity issuance alongside long-term listing agreements enables agents to support the only major agent-backed portal with a view to creating a fairly-priced alternative to Rightmove and Zoopla and to share in any increase in the value of the company,” says OTM.Since it listed on AIM in January 2018 OTM’s agency branch base consisted almost entirely of paying contracts but since then its growth strategy has been predominantly to offer free listings under short-term introductory trial offers, with a view to conversion to full-price contracts “when the value of the portal has been demonstrated”.OnTheMarket OTM April 1, 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 » Marketing » OTM issues latest tranche of shares to sweeten long-term listing deals previous nextMarketingOTM issues latest tranche of shares to sweeten long-term listing dealsSeveral hundred thousand new shares have been issued this morning by the portal to be distributed to agents.Nigel Lewis1st April 20190751 Viewslast_img read more