FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – The NCAA informed BYU athletics that it has concluded its review of the reinstatement request for men’s basketball guard Nick Emery. As part of Emery’s reinstatement conditions, he will be required to sit out the first nine games of the 2018-19 season.Emery, a junior from Alpine, Utah, sat out the 2017-18 season after withdrawing from school in the fall of 2017. He will rejoin the BYU basketball program this summer as it begins preparation for the 2018-19 season. Emery has two years of eligibility remaining.In two seasons as a Cougar, Emery has averaged 14.7 points per game and became just the fourth BYU player to reach 1,000 career points as a sophomore. As a freshman, he was named second-team All-West Coast Conference and also made the All-WCC Freshman Team. Robert Lovell Written by Tags: Basketball/BYU Cougars/Nick Emery June 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Emery reinstated for 2018-19 season
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — When Zion Williamson was selected as the number one pick in the NBA draft, there was one person he knew deserved all the credit — his beloved mother.The 6-foot, 7-inch, 285 pound former Duke University superstar was taken by the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday night.But the 18-year-old knew he wouldn’t have achieved his b-ball dreams without his mom, Sharonda. The doting mom “put her dreams aside for me,” he told ABC News.“My mom sacrificed a lot for me. I wouldn’t be here without my mom,” Williamson added. “She did everything for me. I just want to thank her.”And his mom couldn’t be prouder.“He’s worked since [he was] 5 for this moment,” she said. “To watch his hard work pay off…to watch this, we’re so happy for him. We’re so happy.”“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts sat with Williamson earlier this week. The topics ranged from basketball to first-name fame — LeBron, Shaq and Zion have all been number one picks — to, of course, his mom.She was the toughest coach Williamson ever had, the superstar said.“We’d be in the car ride home after my middle school games and my stepdad would be like, ‘Yeah, that was a great game.’”“My mom would be like, ‘Good game?’” he continued. “‘You missed a pass there. You didn’t shoot it here.’”“Her being my biggest critic was the best thing for me, actually,” Williamson said.And now comes the hard part for Williamson — playing in the NBA against the world’s best basketball players. But it’s a challenge he’s “dreamed” about since he was a child.“For it to actually happen,” he said, tears streaming down his face, “I just thank God for it.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. June 21, 2019 /Sports News – National Future NBA player Zion Williamson says ‘I wouldn’t be here without my mom’ Beau Lund Written by
The contract is for a 260km long gas export pipeline that will link the Barossa Offshore Project with the existing Bayu Undan to Darwin Pipeline Image: Allseas wins EPCI contract for the gas export pipeline associated with the Barossa Offshore Project. Photo: courtesy of outgunned21/Freeimages.com. ConocoPhillips Australia has awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for a 260km long gas export pipeline under the Barossa Offshore Project in Australia to Allseas Group.Under the contract, the Swiss offshore contractor’s subsidiary – Allseas Marine Contractors Australia will be responsible for the procurement, transportation, and installation of the pipeline, project management, engineering and associated services.The gas export pipeline will connect the Barossa gas and light condensate field into the existing Bayu Undan to Darwin Pipeline, located 100km north-west of Darwin in the Northern Territory.Currently, the Barossa Offshore Project is in the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage with a final investment decision targeted to be made in late 2019.ConocoPhillips Australia west president Chris Wilson said: “Award of this EPCI contract will enable specific project management and engineering deliverables to be progressed prior to a final investment decision in order to meet the project schedule.“We continue to focus on strong cost discipline with all our selected contractors, developing the certainty of cost, schedule and execution planning required to compete in our global portfolio and support a final investment decision.”Located nearly 300km north of Darwin, the Barossa project is planned to be made as a new source of gas to the existing Darwin LNG (DLNG) facility, once the existing offshore gas supply from the Bayu-Undan field in the Timor Sea dries up.Development plans for the Barossa field include installation of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, subsea production system and gas export pipeline, which will all be located in Australian waters.In July 2018, Modec was given the FEED contract for the FPSO. In May 2019, Technip Oceania (TFMC) bagged the contract to supply subsea production system for the Barossa Offshore Project.Stakeholders in the Barossa Offshore ProjectConocoPhillips Australia Barossa is the operator of the Barossa Offshore Project with a stake of 37.5%. Its partners in the offshore gas and condensate project are SK E&S Australia (37.5%) and Santos Offshore (25%).
Lukoil begins drilling of a new exploration well in the Caspian Sea. (Credit: Wonita & Troy Janzen from Pixabay) Lukoil said that it has spudded an exploration well at the Shirotno-Rakushechnaya prospect near the Grayfer field in the North Caspian Sea.The Russian oil and gas firm is using the jack-up floating rig Astra for drilling the wildcat well. The Astra rig is said to be specially designed for drilling in shallow waters.The Shirotno-Rakushechnaya exploration well is contained in 4.5m water depth and will be drilled to a target depth of 1,650m.The new wildcat well is located north of the Grayfer discovery, which is in the process of being developed and expected to begin commercial production in 2023.According to Lukoil, the structural tectonic zone of the Shirotno-Rakushechnaya is identical to that at the Yury Korchagin, Valery Grayfer, and Vladimir Filanovsky fields, which were discovered in 2000, 2001, and 2005 respectively.Apart from the drilling of the wildcat well, the Russian oil and gas company has started studying the Khazri and Titonskaya features of a new block in the south of the same sea area within the East Sulaksky bank.Currently, Lukoil is drilling the second well in the area to a target depth of 5,200m. The well is contained in water depth of 45m.The oil and gas firm is drilling the Khazri feature using the Neptune jack-up floating rig.The company expects the well to provide data on oil and gas content which will help in exploring for oil and gas deposits contained in terrigenous and carbonate sediments of the Jurassic-Cretaceous period.Lukoil drilling a sixth well at the Yury Korchagin fieldUnder its drilling programme for Caspian fields, the Russian energy company is constructing the sixth well at riser block platform at the Yury Korchagin oil field.The company said that the borehole length of the horizontally directed producing well with MultiNode intelligent completion system is 5,164m.The drilling of the well is being executed by the Mercury jack-up floating rig. The well with a daily target production rate of 348 metric tons is expected to help in stabilising the production of the Yury Korchagin oil field, said Lukoil. Lukoil said that the Shirotno-Rakushechnaya exploration well is contained in 4.5m water depth and will be drilled to a target depth of 1,650m
Savoury pastry brand Ginsters is to introduce a range of limited-edition pasties later this month. A new Roast Chicken & Bacon Pasty and Steak & Ale Pasty, both 180g, will be available from 26 April.The varieties will change every six months as part of Ginsters’ ongoing product development. It is also relaunching its Cheese & Onion Pasty with a new three-cheese recipe, made using British Vintage Reserve Cheddar, Double Gloucester and Red Leicester cheeses alongside potato and onion.”The success we’ve previously enjoyed with our Pasties of the World range has shown a genuine consumer appetite for a variety of tastes within the savoury pastries market,” commented Andy Valentine, head of brand marketing for Ginsters.RRP: £1.99www.ginsters.co.uk
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015 Tickets are now available for Arthur Miller’s Incident at Vichy off-Broadway. Directed by Michael Wilson and starring Emmy winner Richard Thomas, along with Tony nominees Jonathan Hadary and Jonny Orsini, the production will play a limited engagement October 27 through December 6. Opening night is set for November 15 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.Celebrating the Centennial of Arthur Miller’s birth, Incident at Vichy returns the work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to Signature for the first time since his 1997-98 Residency. In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape.The cast will also include David Abeles, Curtis Billings, James Carpinello, AJ Cedeño, Quinlan Corbett, Brian Cross, Demosthenes Chrysan, Jonathan Gordon, Alex Morf, Darren Pettie, John Procaccino, Alec Shaw, Derek Smith and Evan Zes. View Comments Incident at Vichy
Sean Hayes Star Files Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 An Act of God Thanks be to God! Tickets are now on sale to see An Act of God’s return to Broadway, this time with Tony nominee Sean Hayes, who has been playing the Almighty on the West Coast. Directed by Joe Mantello, the stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, will run for a limited engagement May 28 through September 4. Opening night is set for June 6 at the Booth Theatre.The Creator Himself has written the Play, which has been transcribed by Emmy-winning former The Daily Show head writer and executive producer David Javerbaum. God (through His press agent) has billed the show as such: “A 90-minute conversation in which I will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the greatest existential questions that plague mankind.” In an early statement, He said, “This Play will help clear up the fallacy that I’m old fashioned…and instead reveal the true Me: up-to-date and holier-than-you.” The production previously ran on Broadway last year at the heavenly Studio 54, starring Jim Parsons.The casting of God’s angels will be announced soon.This is the Word of the Lord. Sean Hayes in ‘An Act of God’ View Comments
By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaSome new gardeners shop hard for the best gloves, hat or kneeling mat. Some new gardeners in Thomas County gear up by wearing matching outfits and working with whatever tools the warden lets them use for the day.Inmates at the Thomas County Prison in Thomasville, Ga., grow their own food as part of a pilot project designed to teach them new skills and save the prison money. The prison spends $5,000 a week for food. Of that, $1,000 or more goes to buying produce, Warden Robert Greer said during a recent television interview. Less than $1,000 has been invested in the whole garden project.R.J. Byrne heard Greer talking about his predicament at a committee meeting. He had a solution.“I thought, ‘Gosh,’ they’ve got some land out there and 200-plus inmates out there, so we started a garden,” said Byrne, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Thomas County. “You can grow some form of vegetable or fruit year-round out here.”The garden is located on the old county farm. Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, the prison used it to grow vegetables and raise cows, hogs and chickens.Under Byrne’s guidance, inmates have turned an acre of weeds into a plot teeming with corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, okra, beans and watermelons. Even with startup costs for seed, transplants and fertilizer, he estimates that the prison will save several thousand dollars this year.Greer got as many as 50 inmates involved during the planning, planting and weeding. And Byrne pulled the community into the project through his county’s Master Gardener program.“What I originally thought was that the Master Gardeners would give the inmates the chance to talk to somebody outside of the cell and have some positive influence on their lives,” Byrne said.The Master Gardeners ran with the idea, and now they help scout the garden for insect or disease problems. They also work in the garden alongside the inmates.Many of the inmates work the garden when they’re needed. But for two of them, it’s their full-time project.“That is their garden,” Byrne said. “They’re out there all the time. Four to six other inmates cycle through helping out, but it’s their sole responsibility to be in charge of the garden.”Their work has paid off. They’re now picking cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and squash. They’re waiting eagerly for the first watermelons to be big enough to pick.“The bees are working hard out there, too, to get everything pollinated,” Byrne said. “The warden’s talking about having honeybee hives out there. He’s always ambitious about trying new things.”Along with bees, he’s hoping to grow the garden to include the three surrounding acres.The project is Byrne’s first attempt at growing a large-scale garden, he said.“It’s been a good learning experience for everybody, including myself … Growing up, we always had a vegetable garden, so some of the growing practices I already knew. But on a larger scale, it can be a little more intimidating.”(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
The ship’s second mission, put into practice in Haiti, is to support humanitarian-aid and governmental actions. With the capacity to care for 300 to 400 patients per day, the ship has a thousand beds, including 80 intensive-care unit (ICU) beds and 12 operating rooms. “Their triage sessions have the structure of those in a big hospital in Brazil. Very impressive,” commented the Field Hospital’s orthopedist, Captain Ricardo Senna. The main mission of the USNS Comfort is to fulfill one of the fundamental principles of the Vienna Convention, to improve the situation of the wounded, sick, and shipwrecked of the Armed Forces at sea. Military doctors and the Brazilian Air Force General Coordinator of Health in Haiti, Brigadier José Maria Lins Calheiros, visited the USNS Comfort – Medical Treatment Facility, a U.S. Navy hospital ship. By Dialogo February 10, 2010 During the days following the January 12 earthquake, a helicopter carrying injured victims landed every ten minutes on the deck of the ship, a landing and takeoff area for helicopters, according to the commander of the ship’s medical team, Captain Ware.
By Dialogo October 07, 2013 The Oficina de Envigado is a major drug trafficking organization that was formed by operatives who were once part of kingpin Pablo Escobar’s cartel. In Medellin, extortion is believed to be one of the major criminal enterprises run by the Oficina de Envigado, according to Security Minister Arnulfo Serna. Security forces are working hard to neutralize the Oficina de Envigado and other organized crime groups, according to Serna. “In the metropolitan area of Medellin, there are 14 drug-trafficking crime groups operating and in the last year we’ve captured 200 criminals,” Serna recounted. . Some Medellin neighborhoods are so dangerous that residents have to pay fees to be able to cross through them to purchase food and other necessities. Authorities are coordinating a strong, nationwide response to the extortion problem, Lloreda said. Police patrols are in place around the clock in 17 major market places, according to Lloreda. “We aim to have 25,000 additional officers targeting this issue and other common crimes in 24 main cities by the end of 2014,” Lloreda said. The government has also recently proposed almost doubling the maximum sentence for extortion from 18 to 32 years. But security forces will have to remain vigilant even if criminal penalties for extortion are increased, Lloreda said. “Increasing prison sentences isn’t very dissuasive as these groups operate just as effectively on the streets as behind bars,” Lloreda explained. Extortion gangs operate primarily in cities and mostly target small business owners, bus drivers, and taxi operators, according to Francisco Lloreda, a special presidential security adviser. “Many of these crimes now affect our major cities more than the countryside,” Lloreda said. “These criminal groups target low-income businesses, including shopkeepers and bus drivers, in cities like Bogota and Medellin but the biggest issue we’re facing now is that still not enough people report the problem to the police,” Lloreda said. The number of extortions reported to police throughout Colombia has risen from 1,373 in 2009 to 2,316 in 2012, according to the Ministry of Defense. About 84 percent of the extortions are committed by people who are not associated with organized crime, according to Lloreda. About 11 percent of the crimes are committed by operatives with the Bacrim gang, on behalf of the National Liberation Army (ELN). Another five percent are carried out by Bacrim members for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Land recovery Authorities are now trying to recover more than $10 million worth of land that was purchased by gangs with extortion money, according to Guatibonza. During the first nine months of 2013, extortion gangs in Colombia have taken at least $17 million from their victims, the general said. Oficina de Envigado Security measures Extortion gangs target cities Public Awareness “Vaccination payments” Some organized crime leaders direct extortion schemes from prison, Guatibonza said. These criminals sometimes use cell phones to give orders to operatives who are not imprisoned. Security forces are working hard to stop them. In Bogota, the Gaula have installed cell phone signal jammers in prisons to stop criminal leaders from using cell phones to provide directions to operatives outside the facilities, the general said. “Last year, we began working with INPEC [Colombia’s national prison authority] to test out this technology in Colombia’s three largest prisons, which are Picaleña in Ibague, La Picota, and La Modelo in Bogota,” according to Guatibonza. “Our target is to replicate this in up to 20 prisons across the country”. “Gang leaders gather intelligence on potential victims and then use cell phones to call their victims and link up with their people on the street to pick up the money or kidnap the targets,” he added. BOGOTA – Since Jan. 1 2013, Colombian National Police have broken up more than 75 alleged extortion gangs which took more than $10 million from victims in four of the country’s largest cities. The Ministry of Defense operation, which began in 2012, was led by the anti-extortion and anti-kidnapping unit of the National Police. The unit is known as the “Gaula,” and the effort was an operation called “Green Heart.” “We’ve broken the back of these extortion structures and in the last year alone have captured more than 2,200 criminal suspects in cities like Bogota, Medellin, Cali and Baranquilla,” said Gen. Humberto Guatibonza, the leader of the Gaula. As part of the “Green Heart” plan, National Police plan on eliminating the estimated 200 micro-extortion gangs which operate in Colombia “before they spread to entire departments,” according to Guatibonza. In Bogota, the problem has become so acute that some bicycle taxi drivers pay for a “vaccination” of about $1.50 to extortionists, according to Guatibonza. The extortionists threaten to destroy the bicycles of the taxi drivers if they do not pay up, the general said. “Bogota is a major problem,” according to Guatibonza. Some threats are more serious. In July 2013, authorities in Bogotá dismantled a criminal gang that was allegedly working on behalf of the FARC, according to Insight Crime, a Medellín-based research organization. The gang was allegedly contracted by FARC to threaten shop owners in Bogota with explosive devices in exchange for cash payments, Insight Crime reported. FARC contracts with smaller gangs to commit extortion because “the FARC don´t have the capacity to directly manage this sort of micro activity,” the general said. Prison schemes Authorities are paying special attention to Medellin neighborhoods which have been hit hard by extortion. Uniformed police are providing informational fliers and posters to business people and taxi and bus drivers, Guatibonza said. The fliers and posters are an effort to increase public awareness of the problem of extortion, and to urge people to report extortion attempts to the authorities. “In cities like Medellín, as well as across the country, it´s vital now that the public works hand-in-hand with us to report these crimes so we can end this cycle of fear,” Guatibonza said. The same thing is happening in Honduras, it is a terrible situation, especially for small businesses. Citizens’ insecurity in Peru is frightful, attacks, robberies, kidnappings, extortion, etc, directed from the prisons themselves. The freedom and lenient sentences dictated by the judges, the pardons they have awarded to dangerous criminals, especially drug traffickers, in different administrations, and the corrupt activities of the authorities have strengthen organized crime, overloaded the work of Police and terrorized population. How much there is to be learned from Colombia. What harms humanity the most is the double moral of the governments. As far as I’m concerned, drugs should be approved. How can there not be gangs if the government steals what belongs to those displaced by violence, who are the actual victims, while the ones who are brought in collect their monthly allowance, of course they give it to them, to prevent them from uniting and killing them. And the displaced people supposedly receive aid every three months but years go by and they receive nothing, and if they claim restitution of the lands they are faced with those who took them, so that they are killed, that way the government easily gets rid of the problem. Who can the victims complain and ask a question to? The human rights lawyers simply charge for an answer. What an injustice, the displaced people spend months and months without receiving aid and they need to have a credit card to pay online for a lawyer’s response. That’s the cruel reality of the victims of our beloved country Colombia, and the president says that he is doing his job while the government and all the other people who steal from the victims have a happy year. The victims don’t know what to do to provide a meal for their children and that is called human rights in Colombia. I think it’s a really good website. It’s very good that they put an end to this disgrace that is shattering the peace of Colombians, and especially the most affected states. Crack down on crime, no compassion. That’s how we want the law to do it. The state or the governing class of my country are to blame, they should generate employment for the Colombians, regardless of their last names. For more work opportunities; politicians, put an end to begging, turn the money from the subsidies towards industries, companies, other honorable work. Mr. government, the peace conversation is very good, I wish you best of luck in Cuba, but don’t forget that Colombia is hungry due to lack of employment opportunities. Gentlemen of Colombia, today you have to give a good example with Dr. Gustavo Petro and Bogota Humana . It’ serious when people do not report things, because once I told some police officers that were there Our police officers should be more committed to the institution infiltrated by agents with suspicious reputation, who create disinterest and distrust for the general opinion. Thanks to those who defend the rights of the citizens with their dedication and courage. The Colombian police is a very honest institution and lately it has become more modernized, the only downside is that it has low wages. Congratulations to all the police officers. Keep it up. Very good but make it effective. I think there should be high-security prisons built for criminals, so they can feel imprisoned and be afraid to commit a felony. The news should be more concrete Thank you for your collaboration, and for making possible that what we think is expressed by other persons, and they support us.Many, many thanks Crime will not end by putting them in prison. The problem is the lack of education, work, health, equality, etc… We Colombians should be aware of the great work performed by the police forces. Let’s respect the authorities. It’s interesting what the police is doing to capture those scumbags, I don’t agree with those who have the right to do justice. . they award them with a house instead of jail. The authorities are now trying to retrieve lands worth over $10 million that were bought by gangs with money from extortion, according to Guatibonza.