Prep Sports Roundup: 2/28

first_img1-A Girls Quarterfinals @ SVC FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail1-A Boys Quarterfinals @ SVC February 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/28 RICHFIELD, Utah-Madysen Griffiths netted 18 points and the Milford Tigers routed Manila 61-32 Thursday in the 1-A state girls consolation bracket at Richfield High School. Aspen Collett posted 20 points for the Mustangs in the loss. Milford next faces Tabiona Friday at 10:00 am at Richfield High School in the consolation bracket. Tags: Anna Wilde/Erianne Cly/Jordyn Kennedy/Monument Valley/Piute/Rich Rebels/Sevier Valley Center/Vanessa Delgado RICHFIELD, Utah-Wyatt Van Orden netted 13 points and the Wayne Badgers smacked Whitehorse 55-44 Thursday at Richfield High School in the 1-A boys consolation bracket. Wayne next plays at 1:00 pm Friday in the consolation bracket at Richfield High School against Piute. RICHFIELD, Utah-Zach Sherwood led the way with 16 points and the Milford Tigers humbled Diamond Ranch 44-30, ending the Diamondbacks’ season, Thursday in the 1-A boys consolation bracket at Richfield High School. Davis Harrison had 11 points in the loss for the Diamondbacks. Milford next plays Water Canyon Friday at 2:30 pm in the consolation bracket at Richfield High School. 1-A Girls Consolation Bracket @ Richfield H.S. RICHFIELD, Utah-Acey Orton posted 23 points on 10-14 shooting as the Panguitch Bobcats waxed Monticello 57-44 Thursday in the 1-A state boys quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Kanyon Lamb had 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting as well for the Bobcats, who will next play in the 8:30 pm semifinal against Bryce Valley. Lucas Hatch had 19 points in the loss for the Buckaroos. RICHFIELD, Utah-Saige Cox led the way with 13 points and the Valley Buffaloes pounded Tintic 55-33 in the 1-A state girls consolation bracket at Richfield High School Thursday. Lily Wall had 13 points in the loss for the Miners. Valley next plays Monticello at 11:30 am Friday in the consolation bracket at Richfield High School.center_img Written by RICHFIELD, Utah-Jordyn Kennedy amassed 18 points on 7-9 shooting as the Piute Thunderbirds overpowered Monument Valley 64-54, upsetting the Cougars in the 1-A state girls quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center Thursday. Anna Wilde added 12 points and 7 rebounds and Vanessa Delgado netted 12 points and 6 rebounds on 5-7 shooting for the Thunderbirds, who next play Rich Friday at 5:30 pm in the state semifinals. Piute shot a torrid 57.1 percent for the game from the field. Erianne Cly had a game-high 25 points in the loss for the Cougars. RICHFIELD, Utah-Brittney Henrie led the way with 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting and the Panguitch Bobcats routed Wayne 60-33 Thursday in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Brynnli Nelson had 14 points in the loss for the Badgers. RICHFIELD, Utah-Treyton Tebbs amassed 30 points and 7 rebounds on 10-15 shooting as the Bryce Valley Mustangs overpowered Manila 59-48 Thursday in the 1-A state boys quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Treyson Roberts added 16 points and 9 rebounds on 6-7 shooting for the Mustangs. Tanner Anderson had 16 points and 8 rebounds in the loss for Manila. RICHFIELD, Utah-Daan Filfred’s 14 points and 13 rebounds led the Whitehorse Raiders to a 39-33 win over the Bryce Valley Mustangs Thursday in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Brooklyn Syrett had 12 points and 6 rebounds in the loss for the Mustangs. Bryce Valley next plays Wayne in the second day loss bracket at 10:00 am Friday at the Sevier Valley Center. 1-A Boys Consolation Bracket @ Richfield H.S. RICHFIELD, Utah-Wyatt Fabrizio posted 17 points and the Tabiona Tigers upset Valley 47-40 Thursday in the 1-A state quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Gavin Hoyt had 10 points in defeat for the Buffaloes. The Tigers shot 87.1 percent (27-31) at the foul line to pull out the victory. Tabiona next plays in the 7:00 pm semifinal Friday at the Sevier Valley Center. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Delta’s Jordyn Nielson Wins Girls’ 100-meter dash title at Snow Canyon Invitational.

first_imgMarch 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Delta’s Jordyn Nielson Wins Girls’ 100-meter dash title at Snow Canyon Invitational. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Saturday, several Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes participated and excelled at the Snow Canyon Invitational as the track and field season’s first complete meet has been completed in Utah. The best overall boys’ performer from the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area was Wayne’s Wyatt VanOrden with a leap of 20-06 feet in the long jump. Beaver’s Treyson Harris excelled once again Saturday as he placed third in the boys’ discus (146-04 feet) Tags: Adi Nielson/Beaver/Brooklyn Crum/Cameron Franklin/Delta/Emri Roberts/Enterprise/Gavin Morgan/Jaden Westwood/Jordyn Nielson/Kyle Morgan/Panguitch/Piute/Spencer Williams/Taylia Norris/Treyson Harris/Wayne/Westen Sylvester/Wyatt VanOrden Panguitch’s Taylia Norris placed sixth in the girls’ 3200-meter run to pace the Bobcats. Norris also finished fifth in the 800-meter run. The Desert Hills boys (152 points) and girls (165 points) each won meet titles. In the girls’ long jump, Kaitlyn Hemond of Beaver placed second with a leap of 15-01.50 feet. The girls’ shot put saw Piute’s Emri Roberts finish fourth overall (30-02 feet). The Piute boys finished second in the medley relay in a time of 4:15.02. This team consists of Kyle Morgan, Gavin Morgan, Westen Sylvester and Jaden Westwood. Beaver’s boys placed sixth overall in the medley as well. For the girls, Panguitch tied Enterprise for 9th with 25 points apiece, Beaver finished 11th with 24 points, Delta was 12th with 22 points and Piute tied Stansbury for 15th place with 5 points apiece. Written by Also, for the boys, Cameron Franklin of Valley and Spencer Williams of Beaver placed fifth and sixth respectively in the 400-meter dash. Also for the boys, Beaver finished 10th (28 points), Wayne and Piute tied for 11th (10 points apiece), Valley finished 14th (5 points) and Milford finished 16th (2 points.) Delta’s Jordyn Nielson won the girls’ 100-meter dash title in a time of 12.85 seconds with Brooklyn Crum of Beaver placing 7th. Adi Nielson of Delta also had a strong meet as she placed third in both the 200 and 400-meter dashes. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Jay-Z teaming up with the NFL for music, social justice partnership

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGearstd/iStock(NEW YORK) — Rap artist Jay-Z is teaming up with the NFL for a new partnership focusing on music and social justice, following the controversy the league faced over its handling of players kneeling to protest police brutality.Jay-Z will become the National Football League’s “live music entertainment strategist,” a role the NFL says will enhance the live game experience and amplify its social justice efforts.The rapper called the partnership “an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of communities across America.”“With its global reach, the National Football League has the platform and opportunity to inspire change across the country,” Jay-Z, whose birth name is Shawn Carter, said in a statement.Jay-Z and Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, will speak about the deal in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.The partnership with Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s entertainment company, comes after the league faced a wave of player protests and heavy scrutiny — including from the rapper — over how it dealt with the protests.Beginning in 2016, some football players took a knee during the playing of the national anthem at games to protest police brutality against people of color. Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback believed to be the leader of the protest movement, has not been with an NFL team since end of the 2016 season.The NFL later issued a new national anthem policy in which players were allowed to stay in the locker room for the national anthem if they did not want to stand, but those on the field were expected to stand.Jay-Z spoke out in favor of Kaepernick’s protests and, at one point, even seemed to take aim at the league.“Would you rather be playing football, getting your head dinged in, or would you rather be an iconic figure for the rest of your life?” he told CNN’s Van Jones in January 2018, speaking about Kaepernick.Months later, Jay-Z released a song with Beyoncé in which he appeared to criticize the NFL.“I said no to the Super Bowl, you need me, I don’t need you,” he rapped on Ape—-. “Every night we in the end zone, tell the NFL we in stadiums, too.”Jay-Z appears to change his tune with the new partnership, which will be a multiyear deal.A major component of the partnership will be to work with the NFL’s Inspire Change initiative, which launched in early 2019 and focuses on education and economic advancement; police and community relations; and criminal justice reform.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. August 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Jay-Z teaming up with the NFL for music, social justice partnershipcenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Reports of sexual abuse, misconduct in Olympic sports up 55% from last year

first_imgSeptember 18, 2019 /Sports News – National Reports of sexual abuse, misconduct in Olympic sports up 55% from last year FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailccahill/iStock(NEW YORK) — Reports of sexual abuse and misconduct rose 55% from a year ago, according to a national Olympic sports oversight center.The U.S. Center for SafeSport, founded by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee in 2017 to investigate sex-abuse claims in Olympic sports, said it receives about 239 reports a month, compared with 154 during an average month in 2018, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News Tuesday.It currently has 1,290 open cases, with 2,237 that have been closed since its inception in March 2017, underscoring its need for more funding and better staffing, officials said.In the most-prominent case of sexual abuse, former U.S. gymnastics trainer Larry Nassar pleaded guilty to sexually abusing gymnasts under his medical care over many years. Dozens of other high-profile gymnasts, including Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney, all former Olympic gold medalists, also accused him of abuse.He was sentenced last year to 40 to 175 years in jail in just one case, but was also sentenced to jail for possession of child pornography.The case has prompted firings, resignations and changes across the U.S. Olympic Committee and safeguards such as SafeSport. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Mississippi Valley State Friday

first_img Written by November 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Mississippi Valley State Friday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday, Utah men’s basketball, after besting Nevada 79-73 Tuesday at Reno, Nev., welcomes the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils for their home opener at the Huntsman Center.The 1-0 Utes are 95-16 (.856) all-time in home openers and 18-3 (.857) when these home openers are not season openers as is the case this season.Utah is 43-7 (.860) all-time in season openers at the Huntsman Center.In the win over the Wolf Pack Tuesday, sophomore forward Timmy Allen (23 points, 11 rebounds, 8-16 shooting) led the charge while the Utes were +19 (51-32) on the glass in the win. This currently ties the Utes for 32nd nationally in rebound margin with Delaware, Indiana and defending national champion Virginia.Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak is currently 198-131 (.602) all-time as a collegiate head coach and was 3-1 all-time in NBA games against Delta Devils head coach Lindsey Hunter as they played against each other with various teams.Mississippi Valley State is 0-1 on the season after falling 110-74 to Iowa State Tuesday.The Delta Devils were led by senior guard Michael Green (22 points, 8 assists, 10-19 shooting, 1-1 on 3-pointers) against the Cyclones.The Utes are 2-0 all-time against Mississippi Valley State and Krystkowiak is 3-0 all-time against the Delta Devils dating back to his days as the head coach at Montana. Tags: Iowa State/Larry Krystkowiak/Michael Green/Mississippi Valley State/Montana Grizzlies/Nevada/Timmy Allen/Utah Men’s Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more

Alston, Jessup lead Boise State over BYU in OT 72-68

first_imgNovember 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Alston, Jessup lead Boise State over BYU in OT 72-68 Tags: Boise State Broncos/BYU Cougars Basketball/Derrick Alston/Justinian Jessup Written by Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Derrick Alston had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Justinian Jessup scored seven of his nine points in overtime and Boise State defeated BYU 72-68 on Wednesday night.Alston scored the Broncos’ first four points in overtime but it was Jessup who gave Boise State (2-2) the lead for good with a 3-pointer. He added a steal and dunk plus two free throws.Jessup was only 3 of 13 from the floor — 1 of 9 in regulation — and his only 3-pointer was just the third for Boise State on 19 attempts. But the Broncos were 19 of 27 at the free-throw line to BYU’s 5 of 7.Boise State’s RJ Williams added 18 points on 6-of-6 shooting before fouling out with 1:48 left in regulation, which ended at 58-all after neither team scored in the final 1½ minutes.Alston, who posted his first career double-double, became the first Bronco ever to score at least 20 points in each of the first four games of a season.Jake Toolson scored 19 points and TJ Haws, who was 0-for-8 from the arc, and Connor Harding scored 10 each for BYU (3-2).last_img read more

Utah State Men’s Basketball Visits San Diego State Saturday

first_img Written by January 30, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Visits San Diego State Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN DIEGO-Saturday, Utah State men’s basketball (17-6, 6-4 in Mountain West play) visits San Diego State (22-0, 11-0 in Mountain West play) as the Aggies seek to hand the vaunted Aztecs their first loss of the season.The resurgent Aggies are currently on a 3-game winning streak. Head coach Craig Smith (45-13, .776 at Utah State; 124-68, .646 as a collegiate head coach) continues to excel in his second season at Logan.The Aggies’ resurgence has stemmed from Utah State leading for all but 15:17 of game time over the course of the last five games and holding opponents to 36.7 percent shooting from the field.The Aggies are the top rebounding team in the nation, having netted 945 rebounds. Sophomore forward Justin Bean has 238 rebounds (10.3 boards per game), ranking him ninth nationally.Utah State is tied for fifth nationally in assists with Green Bay. Both the Aggies and Phoenix have 379 assists.The Aggies score 77.7 points per game, tying them for 37th nationally in scoring offense with Furman.Senior guard Sam Merrill scores 17.9 points per game for Utah State, making him the Aggies’ leading scorer.Bean also scores 12.9 points per contest and has a team-best 21 blocked shots.Sophomore center, Portuguese national Neemias Queta (11.1 points, 6.5 rebounds per game) also scores in double figures on-average for Utah State.Fellow Portuguese national, senior guard Diogo Brito has a team-best 39 steals and junior guard Abel Porter leads the squad with 84 assists.The Aggies surrender 63.7 points per game, ranking Utah State 52nd nationally in scoring defense.San Diego State is coached by third-year head coach Brian Dutcher (65-24, .730) who has the Aztecs as the only undefeated team in the country.San Diego State scores 75 points per game as they are tied for 92nd in scoring offense nationally with Florida State.Junior guard Malachi Flynn leads the Aztecs in scoring (16.5 points per game), assists (110) and steals (38).Senior forward, New Zealander Yanni Wetzell (12 points per game, a team-best 6.4 rebounds per game) and junior forward Matt Mitchell (11.2 points per game) also score in double figures on-average for San Diego State.Ghanaian national, sophomore forward Nathan Mensah is injured but he leads the squad in blocked shots with 22.San Diego State’s defense is among the best in the nation as they surrender 57.1 points per game, ranking them fourth nationally in scoring defense.The Aztecs also rank sixth nationally in field goal percentage defense. San Diego State only allows opponents to shoot 36.9 percent from the field.San Diego State leads Utah State 12-5 all-time and 6-1 at San Diego. Tags: San Diego State basketball/USU Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more

62-year-old man breaks world record with 8-hour plank

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailfizkes/iStock(CHICAGO) — An Illinois man who spent the past several months training seven hours a day, including 1,500 sit-ups daily, has broken the male world record for longest time in the plank position.George Hood, 62, of Naperville, Illinois, held a plank for eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds, according to Guinness World Records, which certified Hood’s record.Hood — a retired law enforcement officer who now works as a personal trainer — set his first world record for the plank in 2011, holding it for one hour and 20 minutes. He most recently lost the title in 2016 and said his children inspired him to try to win it again.“I’m the father of three sons and part of me did this for them,” said Hood, whose adult sons have followed their dad into law enforcement careers.Hood was also inspired to compete for the plank title again to raise mental health awareness. He completed the challenge on Feb. 15 at an Illinois gym, 515 Fitness, that focuses on using exercise to help treat mental health.“I’m not a paid athlete,” he said. “I do this thing because I can and I can also help raise awareness.”“I’ve seen enough folks in the military and my law enforcement comrades who haven’t fared so well,” Hood said. “We want to break that stigma of seeking [mental health] help.”Hood deployed his own mental toughness to survive in a plank position for the length of a typical workday for most people. He listed to rock music to pass the time and focused on picturing himself as a rock solid tree.“I often envision myself as a tree when I’m on that platform because all the energy I exude from that platform comes from earth,” he said. “Like a tree I have roots and those roots go deep and when they do I’m ready to weather any storm that comes across my platform. I’m ready to stay in my pose without wavering.”Niki Perry, the founder of 515 Fitness, was by Hood’s side for much of the eight hours and also worked with him during his training to prepare him mentally.“We focused on mental toughness and the four c’s that you have to be able to get through to get through something as arduous as this: Commitment, consistency, core beliefs and evaluating challenges,” she said, adding that the gym also arranged for members to speak out on their “why’s” in life to provide inspiration to Hood.At the end of the eight hours, Hood celebrated his new world title by doing 75 push-ups.He said he thinks this plank world record title will be his last. Hood is now eyeing new challenges, like the winning the Guinness World Record for most push-ups completed in one hour, which currently stands at 2,806.His advice for other people looking to hold even just a 20-second plank or do one push-up is to just get started.“Everybody has a starting point,” Hood said. “Everybody starts somewhere and then, like anything in life, you build from that.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img February 21, 2020 /Sports News – National 62-year-old man breaks world record with 8-hour planklast_img read more

TechnipFMC bags iEPCI contract for PowerNap project in Gulf of Mexico

first_imgTechnipFMC will supply production umbilical and flowlines for the integrated field in the south-central Mississippi Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico Image: Illustration of PowerNap field as a subsea tie-back to the Olympus production hub. Photo: courtesy of Royal Dutch Shell plc. TechnipFMC has received a integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (iEPCI) contract from Shell for the PowerNap project in the Gulf of Mexico.Planned to be developed as a subsea tie-back to the Olympus production hub operated by the company, the integrated field in the south-central Mississippi Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico.Under the contract, TechnipFMC will be responsible for design, manufacture and install subsea hardware, including subsea tree systems, subsea distribution controls, topside controls, flying leads and connectors for three wells.Additionally, TechnipFMC will supply 20 miles (32km) of production umbilical and flowlines for the project.TechnipFMC Subsea president Arnaud Pieton said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded this iEPCI contract for the Shell PowerNap project.“We look forward to executing the scope of work and to further expanding our 25-year successful relationship with Shell and our deep water portfolio in the Gulf of Mexico.”PowerNap project detailsContained in a water depth of around 4,200ft, the PowerNap project is expected to have a production capacity of up to 35,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent at peak rates.Located nearly 240km from New Orleans, the PowerNap field is slated to begin production in late 2021.Production from the field is planned to be transported from the Olympus production hub via the Mars pipeline to the market. The Mars pipeline is operated by Shell Pipeline and co-owned by Shell Midstream Partners (71.5%) and BP Midstream Partners (28.5%).Shell holds a stake of 71.5% in Olympus production hub, where it is partnered by BP Exploration and Production, which owns the remaining 28.5% stake. Production from the Olympus project began in 2014.The final investment decision (FID) to develop the PowerNap field was taken by Shell earlier this month.Commenting on the decision, Shell upstream director Wael Sawan said: “PowerNap further strengthens Shell’s leading position in the Gulf of Mexico.“It demonstrates the depth of our portfolio of Deep Water growth options and our ability to fully leverage our existing infrastructure to unlock value.”last_img read more

New £1.4billion vehicle for rented homes

first_imgThe investors behind residential schemes at the Olympic Park in Stratford and Elephant & Castle have merged the developments to create a £1.4bn vehicle for rented homes.Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, which is owned by the State of Qatar, property firm Delancey, and Dutch pension fund asset manager APG have merged the assets to create a new company with 4,000 homes, 1,500 of which are already built.The partnership said its ambition was to become the leading player in the delivery of homes for rent in London and other major UK cities over the next few years. The merger is conditional upon regulatory approval. All of the homes will be managed and leased through Get Living London, an existing management and letting platform.Sheikh Jassim Al-Thani, chief development officer for Europe and the Americas at Qatari Diar, said, “This merger between two leading London private rented sector schemes is the first step in what is a much larger endeavour: to significantly increase the supply of new homes in connected and affordable locations in British cities.”The private rented sector (PRS) has boomed in recent years as requirements for sizeable deposits and stricter lending criteria have made it harder for many people to buy homes.The Government’s English Housing Survey found that the rental market has been growing by 17,500 households per month on average over the 10 years to 2014.According to property advisory firm Savills, there will be one million more households renting in five years’ time, despite the Government’s drive to boost home ownership through initiatives such as Help to Buy.While many of the homes in the Olympic Park are already built, on the site of the 2012 athletes’ village, the first phase of the Elephant & Castle Town Centre redevelopment will be delivered in autumn 2016.Robert-Jan Foortse, head of European property investments at APG, said, “In 2010 we started with our UK PRS investment strategy aimed at the strong supply/demand imbalance in the mid-market residential sector. This newly merged entity is the next milestone in our strategy.”new housing land and new homes London Olympic Park rented homes in London Stratford Elephat & Castle 2016-04-14The Negotiator Related articles Calls for ‘green belt’ to be explained to public29th April 2021 Young entrepreneur launches UK’s first ‘modern’ land buying and selling portal15th April 2021 Retail and pub re-openings sparked newbuild sales homes surge yesterday13th April 2021What’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. Home » News » Land & New Homes » New £1.4billion vehicle for rented homes New £1.4billion vehicle for rented homes14th April 20160591 Viewslast_img read more

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