FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTwitter/@ChristenPress(AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands) — Christen Press had “no expectations” coming into this World Cup, but when she stepped on the field for teammate Megan Rapinoe and scored the opening goal of the semifinal win over England, she knew all the years of hard work would have prepared.“We prepare for four years for these very small and short shooting star moments and I knew I was ready,” the 30-year-old forward told “Good Morning America” of her second start in this World Cup tournament.Press’ header to the top left corner of the net off a cross from Kelley O’Hara continued the team’s record of scoring within the first 12 minutes in all six of their 2019 Women’s World Cup games. Her goal came in the 10th minute of Tuesday’s match.“It’s obvious there’s no filling Megan Rapinoe’s shoes and it was important for me to not try to do that,” Press explained. “It’s just about being my best self and believing that I have everything I need inside of me, that I’m good enough, and that I was ready for that moment. And I was excited to have the opportunity to represent my family, my country and all the fans that are here supporting us.”Press’ father Cody had an amazing reaction to his daughter’s opening goal, and his celebration captured on video has felt the love on Twitter with over 19,000 likes.“I think it takes a lot of determination and belief to be there, for the ball to find you in the box, for you to be able to execute when the team needs you and I think that’s what I was feeling. I was feeling gratitude for the people who helped me get to where I am and belief in my team and in our goal.”Press continued, “My approach to this World Cup has just been to have no expectations, no attachments, to be ready for anything whatever my role is, whatever the game needs, to serve the team.”When it comes time for Team USA to take on the Netherlands on Sunday, Press said she doesn’t know if she will be in the starting lineup but is ready for anything.“Whatever role I’m given on the finals I’m gonna be ready. I think that all the girls feel that way,” she said. “Whatever the team needs we’re here to deliver and to win the World Cup, that’s the only thing that matters.”The U.S. Women’s National Team’s joint-leading goal scorer missed play Tuesday due to a hamstring injury and Rapinoe told ESPN it was “feeling very good” and expects to play on Sunday.Press also addressed the controversy that surrounded the team for their goal celebrations. She said if it were a men’s team there would not be the same level of backlash.“We’re not remiss to notice that the criticism and the attention is quite different than it is from the men,” she said. “I think that the stakes are always heightened in the World Cup and things are dramatized, I think that I myself have really stayed outside of all of that type of coverage and that’s really important to me to deliver on what my team needs from me.”Press said the team enjoyed their day off and are “recovering mentally and physically” but they will serve as each other’s support through to the end.“What takes us through the game against the Netherlands is the same determination and focus, we’re a team on a mission. I’ve been so blown away by the resilience and the grit of my teammates,” she said. “They’re my inspiration, we’re each others inspiration and we’ll carry each other through the finals as well.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. July 4, 2019 /Sports News – National World Cup star Christen Press was ready for ‘shooting star moment’ in semifinal match against England Written by Beau Lund
Associated Press December 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Merrill’s 21 points help Utah State beat Florida 65-62 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSam Merrill scored 21 points and Utah State held Florida without a field goal for six minutes down the stretch to win 65-62 in the Orange Bowl Classic.Merrill went 5 for 10 from 3-point range and added nine rebounds and five assists.Utah State won despite losing hard-luck center Neemias Queta to an injury in the first half.The Aggies improved to 12-2 and are 3-0 in games decided by a one-possession margin. Florida fell to 7-4 and continues to struggle after being ranked sixth in the preseason. Written by Tags: Orange Bowl Classic/Sam Merrill/Utah State Aggies Basketball
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-This week, Brigham Young University track and field announced their upcoming squad for the upcoming season whenever circumstances allow it to occur.While former Delta High School star sprinter Dallin Draper signed prior to his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, he will return in time for competition during the 2021 indoor track season, if such should occur.Therefore, he is listed among the “new signees” on the roster.Draper who is a multi-year 100 and 200-meter dash sprint champion in 3-A for Delta, ran a career-best 10.49 seconds in the 100-meter dash June 23, 2018 at the USATF Region 11 Junior Olympic Championships at Robison Track at Brigham Young University.His career-best time in the 200-meter dash is 20.96 seconds at the same meet. Among BYU’s other signees is former North Sevier High School multi-sport star athlete Mayci Torgerson.Torgerson, who has since moved to Cedar City and competed at Cedar City High School, won the 2019 Class 4-A state title in the high jump at the UHSAA State Track & Field championships at Robison Track.Additionally, while competing for the Wolves, Torgerson was a three-time 2-A UHSAA state champion in various events.The talented overall athlete was also a 2-time UHSAA 4-A girls basketball MVP for the Reds, leading them to back-to-back state titles. Brad James Written by July 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Former Delta High School Track Star Dallin Draper To Rejoin BYU Track & Field During Upcoming Season; Former North Sevier/Cedar Star Mayci Torgerson Joins Him Tags: Dallin Draper/Mayci Torgerson
Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKevin Frayer/Getty ImagesBy LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The ranking member on the Homeland Security Committee on Monday urged President Joe Biden to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.In a letter sent to Biden and obtained by ABC News, Republican New York Rep. John Katko cited suspected human rights violations against the Uighurs by the Chinese government.“The actions taken by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are antithetical to the values of both the United States and its allies around the world,” Katko wrote in the letter. “Participation in an Olympics held in a country who is openly committing genocide not only undermines those shared values but casts a shadow on the promise for all those who seek free and just societies.”A report released in January alleged China deployed a mass sterilization campaign against Muslim ethnic minorities in the country’s western provinces. China has denied the claims of forced mass sterilization.Katko also said Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the “severity” of the situation in China earlier this year.China’s treatment of Uighurs — the Muslim ethnic group that has historically lived in China’s westernmost province, known as Xinjiang — has come under increased scrutiny in the last couple years, as the Chinese government ramped up what it casts as a “re-education” campaign that uses mass detention camps.China’s tactics, the January report outlined, could be genocide.“Mr. President, the evidence is clear — the CCP is deliberately and systematically working to eliminate an entire population within its own borders,” Katko wrote in the letter.He said China “expects” the rest of the world to be silent while it carries out these alleged actions and urged Biden to join with other nations in boycotting the winter games.“The United States simply cannot in good faith participate in an Olympic Games in a country that is committing genocide and continuously attempts to manipulate and lie to the global community about such atrocities,” he wrote.The games are set to begin Feb. 4, 2022.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. February 23, 2021 /Sports News – National Representative urges 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics boycott in letter to Biden
The project involves the conversion of existing Lake Charles LNG import and regasification terminal to an LNG export facility Image: Lake Charles LNG will add liquefaction capacity of 16.45 Mtpa for export. Photo: courtesy of LEEROY Agency from Pixabay. Energy Transfer LP and Shell US LNG have launched a comprehensive tender package seeking final commercial seeking bids from the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors for the proposed Lake Charles LNG liquefaction project in Louisiana, US.Being developed jointly by Energy Transfer and Shell, the project involves the conversion of Energy Transfer’s existing Lake Charles LNG import and regasification terminal to an LNG export facility, if sanctioned.Energy Transfer LNG president Tom Mason said: “This is an important step in the continued development of this LNG project with Shell.“This project capitalizes on repurposing existing brownfield regas assets to achieve cost savings in the construction of the liquefaction facility.“The project will also benefit from the unique strength of Energy Transfer as a leading natural gas pipeline operator with extensive connectivity to the Lake Charles facility.”The project is expected to add LNG liquefaction capacity of 16.45 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) for export to global markets.Final commercial bids to be received in second quarter of 2020Energy Transfer expects to receive the commercial bids for the project in the second quarter of next year.Shell Lake Charles vice-president Frederic Phipps said: “The commercial tender represents another important milestone in our phased approach to developing a credible and safe LNG project for Shell and Energy Transfer.”The latest commercial tender calls on EPC contractors to submit a fully developed execution plan and completion schedule of the project.The trend expands on the invitation to tender (ITT), which was announced in May 2019 that focused on the project’s technical scope.Until reaching a final investment decision (FID), Shell will serve as the project lead. It will also act as the construction manager and operator of the facility upon sanction.Meanwhile, ET will act serve as site manager and project coordinator prior to reaching FID.The Lake Charles LNG export project will use existing infrastructure and tap into the vast natural gas supply and proximity to Energy Transfer’s pipeline network and other major pipeline infrastructure.
Terra Nova divests remaining stake in Cooper-Eromanga Basin. (Credit: Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay) Terra Nova Resources has received notice from Armour Energy Limited (Armour) that Armour intends to exercise its option right (the “Option Right”) to acquire the Company’s remaining 20.6667% participating interest in Petroleum Exploration Licenses (PELs) 112 and 444 (collectively, the “Licenses”) in the Cooper-Eromanga Basins in South Australia.The Option Right, originally granted to Oilex Ltd. and acquired by Armour from Oilex, was granted pursuant to the option and sale agreement entered into among the Company, Oilex and Perseville Investing Inc. on or about August 13, 2019 (the “Option and Sale Agreement”). Pursuant to the Option and Sale Agreement, the Company initially sold to Oilex a 30.833% interest in the Licenses in consideration for 9,166,333 ordinary shares of Oilex at a deemed price of A$0.003 per share and A$18,750 in cash, issued and paid upon entry in the Option and Sale Agreement, plus an additional A$46,250 in cash to be payable upon completion (the “Tranche 2 Installment”). In lieu of cash, the Company agreed to accept an additional 13,290,646 ordinary shares of Oilex in payment of the Tranche 2 Installment. The Company was also refunded A$30,833 in reclamation bonds in connection with the sale of the 30.833% interest in the Licenses to Oilex.To exercise the Option Right, Oilex was required to issue to the Company an additional 20,666,700 ordinary shares of Oilex at a deemed price of A$0.003 per share or A$62,000. In lieu of the Oilex ordinary shares, the Company has agreed to accept payment of A$62,000 in cash in payment of the option exercise price.“The divestiture of our remaining interests in Australia will allow the Company to now strategically focus on the digital health and wellness sector, and our transaction with WellteQ, a leading provider of corporate wellness solutions within Asia-Pacific” stated Mark Lawson, TNR’s Chief Executive Officer and Director. Source: Company Press Release Pursuant to the Option and Sale Agreement, the Company initially sold to Oilex a 30.833% interest in the Licenses
The takeover bid is aimed at establishing a clear path to full ownership of Osum WEF intends to purchase the remainder of the common shares Osum in about three months. (Credit: skeeze from Pixabay) Canadian oil and gas private equity firm Waterous Energy Fund (WEF) intends to launch a take-over bid to increase its stake in Canada-based oil sands producer, Osum Oil Sands to 85%.As per the terms of the offer, Osum shareholders will receive $2.40 cash per share for each share tendered, implying a total transaction value of C$126m ($95.6m).Subject to signing of the deal, WEF will acquire a maximum of 52,500,000 of Osum’s outstanding common shares, representing approximately 40% of the outstanding common shares of Osum, establishing a clear path to full ownership of Osum.WEF currently owns approximately 45% stake in OsumWEF, which currently owns approximately 45% stake in Osum, will own a minimum of approximately 73% and a maximum of approximately 85% stake in Osum, if the offer is successful.Waterous Energy Fund CEO Adam Waterous said: “The proposed transaction provides immediate liquidity and certainty of value to Osum shareholders after 15 years without any dividends or prospects of accessing the public markets.“The $2.40 per share offer price represents the same price that WEF paid this past summer when we acquired our initial 45% interest in Osum from three highly sophisticated global financial institutions.“Osum shareholders should have confidence that fair market value for their shares has been established.”Moreover, WEF intends to purchase the remainder of the common shares Osum in about three months, if the takeover offer succeeds.The offer, which is expected to remain open until 24 February 2021, will be subject to certain conditions, including the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, minimum tender condition, no occurrence of a material adverse effect, and other customary conditions.Osum Oil Sands is focused on the application of in situ recovery technologies within oil sands and carbonates in the North American country.Earlier this year, Waterous Energy Fund announced the combination of two of its portfolio companies Cona Resources and Strath Resources to form Strathcona Resources.
The joint venture will study and develop Leskinsky and Pukhutsyayakhsky license blocks on the Gydan Peninsula Gazprom Neft, Shell establish partnership to develop hydrocarbon cluster. (Credit: Gazprom Neft PJSC) Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft has concluded a deal with Royal Dutch Shell to establish a joint venture (JV) for the development of a major hydrocarbon cluster on the Gydan Peninsula.The transaction follows an agreement signed by both the companies to establish the JV in July this year.As per the terms of the deal, the two companies will have an equal interest in the charter capital of the joint venture.The joint venture will study and develop the onshore Leskinsky and Pukhutsyayakhsky license blocks on the Gydan Peninsula.The two companies will consolidate their capabilities and competences to develop the exploration cluster, which is located in the north—eastern part of the Gydan Peninsula.Covering over 3,000km² of area, the Leskinsky licence block is located in the Taymyr district of the Krasnoyarsk Krai.Its hydrocarbon resources are estimated to be more than 100 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe).Pukhutsyayakhsky block estimated to contain 35 mtoeLocated in the Tazovsky district of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the Pukhutsyayakhsky block covers an area of more than 800km2 and is estimated to contain nearly 35mtoe.Gazprom Neft Exploration and Production deputy CEO Vadim Yakovlev said: “We’ll be splitting investments on this project with our strategic partner, Shell, and combining our experience and technological expertise.“Going forward, data on the structure of these blocks will make a major contribution to investigating these as yet undeveloped areas.”The company said that the 2D seismic survey has already been completed on both Leskinsky and Pukhutsyayakhsky license blocks.Currently, the prospecting and appraisal activities are being undertaken at the Leskinsky block to collect data that will be utilised to refine the geological concept and prepare a future project development plan.Gazpromneft-GEO, which is established to execute major geological prospecting projects, will be the operator on the initial stage of the project and will be responsible for exploration works at Leskinsky and the Pukhutsyayakhsky blocks.
Home » News » Supreme Court judgement backs estate agent in ground breaking contract battle previous nextRegulation & LawSupreme Court judgement backs estate agent in ground breaking contract battleFive senior judges have thrown out an appeal by a developer who believed he didn’t have to pay an estate agent a £42,000 fee.Nigel Lewis15th February 20192 Comments4,856 Views The Supreme Court has backed an estate agent in a long-running battle over whether he should be paid for introducing a buyer who purchased seven flats for £2.1 million within a development in Hackney, London.The case hinges on whether a sales contract can be enforced when there is no written agreement or essential documents are missing, and will reassure estate agents that clients cannot refuse to pay them because a contract was agreed verbally.After a protracted court case, appeal and now second appeal, the judgement yesterday also clarified a problematic clause in the Estate Agents Act 1979. It requires that in order to enter into a sales contract, a vendor must be given certain information, but this clause has now been effectively unenforceable.Buyer introducedIn 2007 London developer Mr Wells asked local estate agent Mr Devani to help him find a buyer for the remaining unsold apartments within his development.Mr Devani subsequently introduced him to the Newlon Housing Trust, which bought them lock-stock for their asking prices.When Mr Devani then submitted a £42,000 invoice to Mr Wells for his work, who refused to pay, saying the terms of the contract had not been agreed including the fee level or the trigger point at which payment would become due.Mr Devani disagreed and has given evidence in court several times, claiming that he told Mr Wells his standard terms were 2% plus VAT during a phone call.The Court of Appeal allowed the contract to be enforced, but cut Mr Devani’s fee by 33%. Mr Wells then appealed to the Supreme High Court, which yesterday found in Mr Devani’s favour.Read the judgement in full. The Supreme court estate agency act 1979 February 15, 2019Nigel Lewis2 commentsJustin Pearson, Property Liaisons of London Ltd Property Liaisons of London Ltd 15th February 2019 at 12:53 pmWell done to the agent for holding his nerve with this.Log in to ReplyAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 15th February 2019 at 9:28 amWhilst I always think it is correct that an agent is paid for introducing a buyer who completes on a property, unfortunately, if a court action results it still very much is down to what the judge has had for breakfast as to judgement.Especially, as many cases are settled at a lower court level, which means there is a patchwork approach to dealing with the matter.Over the years I think I received 95% of fees when resorting to the courtroom route, but as all will know, and this is a case in point, years can pass and often clients do not pay if they lose at court.ThoughtsLog in to ReplyWhat’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 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 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
Home » News » Agent fined £3k after a tenacious Local Authority wins case previous nextRegulation & LawAgent fined £3k after a tenacious Local Authority wins caseThe agent had ‘inadequate redress membership’ with The Property Ombudsman.Sheila Manchester23rd May 201901,083 Views The Property Ombudsman has reminded all agents to ensure they have the correct redress membership to cover the work they undertake, after a letting agent was issued with a £3,000 penalty by their Local Authority for not having redress membership to cover their Residential Leasehold Management work, despite being a member of The Property Ombudsman for Sales and Lettings.The fine followed a complaint from a tenant at a residential block of flats, which the agent had managed for two years, when the Local Authority discovered that the agents’ membership of TPO covered it for Sales and Lettings, Commercial Sales and Lettings and some Property Management, but not for Residential Leasehold Management, which would have required further cover.The authority took the view that the company was in breach of its legal obligations and issued a notice of intent.The agent appealed to The First-tier Tribunal and they concluded that there was insufficient evidence that the agent’s membership of TPO, in connection with property management, was inadequate to meet their obligations under the Order.The Local Authority then applied to the First-tier Tribunal for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal against the decision of the First-tier Tribunal in respect of the matter, which was refused.The Local Authority then reviewed its application direct to the Upper Tribunal, which subsequently ruled there was ample evidence from which to determine the property management activities of the agent, and that it was a point of law that needed to be addressed and determined.The judge said, “A company must be a member of a redress scheme for all works in which they are engaged, otherwise the whole process of a redress scheme is undermined”.Katrine Sporle, TPO, said, “Local authorities have a duty to act where agents fail to register with an approved redress scheme, or fail to have the correct membership. In this case, the agent believed they were covered for redress by their TPO membership for Sales and Lettings, and as a result did not receive the maximum fine of £5,000. However, this should act as a timely warning to all agents to ensure you have appropriate redress membership to cover the work you carry out”.Katrine Sporle redress Sheila Manchester The Property Ombudsman TPO May 23, 2019The 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