FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — Three women made history at Sunday’s Super Bowl, which saw a record number of women with on-field roles as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Tampa.NFL referee Sarah Thomas made history as the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl.She earned praise from first lady Jill Biden and others on social media who applauded her glass ceiling-shattering achievement.With the Buccaneers’ 31-9 win over the Chiefs, Bucs’ assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust and assistant strength and conditioning coach Maral Javadifar made history as the first women to be on the coaching staff of a winning Super Bowl team.Locust and Javadifar were led by Bucs head coach Bruce Arians, the oldest coach to ever win a Super Bowl at 68. He created the most diverse staff in the history of the NFL with three Black coordinators, a Black assistant head coach and two full-time coaches that are female.The Buccaneers also have several women in leadership positions, including the team’s co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, who led the Bucs to become the first NFL team to establish a scholarship program benefiting female high school football players.“There is a global shift that’s happening in sports and it’s amazing,” Javadifar told ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth ahead of the Super Bowl.Javadifar, the daughter of Iranian immigrants, became a college basketball player who went on to earn a doctorate in physical therapy along with a degree in molecular biology.Her expertise in body mechanics made her a perfect fit for the Buccaneers, with whom she is coaching her second season.“We’re not just happy to be here,” she said of the Super Bowl berth. “We’re continuing to prepare to win.”Locust, a mother of two sons, started playing semi-professional football at age 40 and then, sidelined with an injury, began coaching, working her way up from smaller football leagues to the NFL.When she coached at the semi-pro level, she began attending coaching symposiums where she was the only woman in a room of 600 men.In 2018, Locust served as a defensive line coaching intern for the Baltimore Ravens during the team’s training camp.Locust — who has a nearly four-decade history with Arians, who coached Locust’s ex-husband at Temple University — is also in her second season coaching for the team.“To me, if there’s going to be any influence, it would be women that are my age saying not what if, but why not,” Locust told Whitworth of her history-making Super Bowl role. “And really taking a second to find out what it is that they feel passionate about.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by February 8, 2021 /Sports News – National Women make Super Bowl history as Tampa Bay Bucs beat the Kansas City Chiefs Beau Lund
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHICAGO (AP)-Utah Jazz (30-11, first in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (19-22, 10th in the Eastern Conference)Chicago; Monday, 7 p.m. MDTLINE: Jazz -9; over/under is 231BOTTOM LINE: Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls face the Utah Jazz. LaVine currently ranks seventh in the NBA scoring 28.3 points per game.The Bulls are 9-14 in home games. Chicago has a 16-7 record against teams under .500.The Jazz are 14-9 in road games. Utah is 8-3 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.4 turnovers per game.The teams square off Monday for the first time this season.TOP PERFORMERS: LaVine leads the Bulls averaging 3.5 made 3-pointers, and is scoring 28.3 points per game while shooting 43.8% from beyond the arc. Thaddeus Young is averaging 8.1 rebounds and 13.2 points per game over the last 10 games for Chicago.Rudy Gobert has shot 64.1% and is averaging 14.4 points for the Jazz. Royce O’Neale is averaging 6.3 rebounds and 7.4 points per game over the last 10 games for Utah.LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 4-6, averaging 109.9 points, 46.5 rebounds, 27 assists, 5.7 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.6 points on 47.5% shooting.Jazz: 5-5, averaging 118.8 points, 46.6 rebounds, 24 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.4 points on 49.0% shooting.INJURIES: Bulls: Devon Dotson: out (not with team), Garrett Temple: out (ankle).Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle). Written by March 22, 2021 /Sports News – Local LaVine and the Bulls face the Jazz Brad James
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%).
LyondellBasell signs agreements with Bora to form JV. (Credit: Freeimages/James K) Netherlands-based chemical company, LyondellBasell has signed definitive agreements to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Liaoning Bora Enterprise Group (Bora).The signing of agreements follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement signed by LyondellBasell and Bora on 5 September last year to expand LyondellBasell’s operations in the Chinese olefins and polyolefins industry.As per the terms of the agreements, the companies will form a Sino-foreign JV which will be operated under the named Bora LyondellBasell Petrochemical.The JV company will operate a 1.1 million metric tonnes/year ethylene cracker and the associated polyolefin derivatives facility which is located in Panjin, China.LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel said: “China is a large market with growing demand for high quality polyolefin products.“The combination of LyondellBasell’s leading technology and Bora’s operational excellence will allow us to reliably produce and provide these needed products to local customers.”LyondellBasell will sell polypropylene and polyethylene produced at the facilityThe $2.6bn facility will produce the products that serve the growing demands of many Chinese industries that include packaging, transportation, building and construction, and healthcare and hygiene.The polypropylene and polyethylene, which will be produced using LyondellBasell licensed Spheripol, Spherizone polypropylene technologies and Hostalen ACP polyethylene technology will be sold by the chemical company.Furthermore, the ethylene cracker facility is estimated to commence operations in the second half of the year.The chemical company said that the formation of the JV will complete after receiving approvals by relevant government authorities that include antitrust review by the State Administration for Market Regulation.It also said that the firm is planning to provide its equity contribution in the coming months.In September last year, LyondellBasell Industries (LYB) and Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) have entered into long-term contracts that support the construction of the former’s second propane dehydrogenation plant (PDH 2) at the Mont Belvieu complex in Texas. The companies will form a Sino-foreign JV which will be operated under the named Bora LyondellBasell Petrochemical
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
The Elba Liquefaction project now has a total operational capacity of nearly 2.5 million tonnes per year of LNG Full commercial operations achieved at Elba Liquefaction project. (Credit: LEEROY Agency from Pixabay) Kinder Morgan and EIG Global Energy Partners have achieved full commercial operations at the nearly $2bn Elba Liquefaction project in Chatham County, Georgia, US.The milestone was met after their joint venture Elba Liquefaction Company (ELC) brought Unit 7 into commercial in-service. Unit 7 is the last of 10 movable modular liquefaction units of the project developed on the Elba Island.The Elba Liquefaction project now has a total operational capacity of nearly 2.5 million tonnes per year of LNG, which is equivalent to about 350 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day of natural gas.Originally operating as only a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, the Elba Island Liquefaction facility is now capable of producing LNG for export purposes.Kinder Morgan natural gas east region president Kimberly Watson said: “The development of this facility was a tremendous undertaking, and we are extremely pleased to have this project in service.“The team coordinated with our customer and local, state and federal agencies to put in service a new technology for modular liquefaction units. Its functionality as a bi-directional import/export facility makes it ideal for the changing flow patterns that can occur from time to time.”EIG Global Energy Partners, which has a 49% stake in ELC, owns the liquefaction trains and other ancillary equipment. Kinder Morgan, on the other hand, owns 100% of certain other facilities related to the project.The Elba Liquefaction project is supported by long-term contract with ShellThe Elba Liquefaction project is underpinned by a 20-year contract with Shell LNG, which had subscribed to its full liquefaction capacity.The project, which was announced in January 2013 by Kinder Morgan’s unit Southern Liquefaction and Royal Dutch Shell, broke ground in November 2016. In less than three years after that, the first of the 10 liquefaction units of the project was brought into commercial service.Prior to that in July 2015, Kinder Morgan said that it will acquire Shell’s 49% stake in ELC to become its full owner in a deal worth around $630m. Subsequently, in February 2017, Kinder Morgan sold a 49% stake in ELC to EIG Global Energy Partners for about $385m.
The UK’s looming exit from the EU and the ending of permanent non-dom tax status by the Cameron government in 2015 has created a new phenomenon in the property called the uber tenant, it has been claimed.Not a tenant who uses the mobile app to get around but, says a leading north London agent, the growing number of overseas residents who rent luxury property instead of buying them.Agent Trevor Abrahamsohn of Glentree Estates (pictured, left) says fewer wealthy families are purchasing the sort of £20-£25 million mansions his company deals in and that, instead, they are renting them, often for over £100,000 a month.“With Sterling being greatly devalued and the draconian banking regulations which apply to bringing wealth in to this country, some of our international friends find it easier to rent than to buy, which is markedly pushing up prices,” says Trevor.Amit Soni (pictured, right), who runs Glentree’s rentals business, says this month his average rent for a property on his patch has been £40,000 a week, which he says is “unprecedented both for us and the locality”.“By renting these mansions, they are able to live in the same luxury as if they had purchased them, with such exotic facilities as indoor swimming pools with seven-star spas, grandiose reception rooms, more bedrooms suites than in a luxury hotel and gardens that are reminiscent of a small country estate,” he says.The maths of renting versus buying in the UK at the moment or overseas arrivals are stark. By renting they avoid Stamp Duty of £2.913 million on a £25 million freehold property and £3.67 million if bought through a company rather than as an individual.Companies that own property in the UK – a common tactic used by overseas UK residents – also have to pay an Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) on properties valued at more than £500,000 which Glentree estimates costs circa £160,000.“In fact, saving these costs means that they can pay a higher rent which effectively, is free of charge thanks to the government’s obscene property buying taxes,” says Trevor. Amit Soni Trevor Abrahamsohn July 20, 2017Nigel 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 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 » Housing Market » Tax changes herald arrival of uber renter says London agent previous nextHousing MarketTax changes herald arrival of uber renter says London agentLondon’s wealthy overseas residents are renting instead of buying, says Trevor AbrahamsohnNigel Lewis20th July 201701,746 Views
Home » News » Agencies & People » Letting agent sentenced to three years in prison over £302,000 theft previous nextAgencies & PeopleLetting agent sentenced to three years in prison over £302,000 theftGambling addict and father-of-two Robert Parker stole cash from his employer over an eight year period.Nigel Lewis4th February 201901,900 Views A letting agent has been sentenced to three years and two months in prison after stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds from his employer.28-year-old Robert Parker was convicted in November after he admitted stealing £302,000 between 2010 and 2018 while working at Nina Lettings Agents in Barry, Wales, and has now been sentenced.Parker, who was a University drop-out, had been employed as a junior member of staff at the agency by a close friend of his mother’s and was a hard working member of the team, eventually being promoted to lettings manager.Letting agentHe developed a close relationship with the businesses’ owner Nina Chivers and her husband, with whom he often went cycling.But Parker, who is a father-of-two children, had developed a gambling addiction and at one point was spending up to £50,000 a month on horse racing, and also enjoyed a ‘materialistic’ lifestyle including luxury goods and holidays.“To have a betrayal like that when I never ever would have doubted his integrity, and the fact that I knew his family, was just unbelievable,” Nina Chivers told the BBC.“Because I knew him and his family I never doubted his integrity for a minute and trusted him, and he was hard working and never had a day off sick.“But every day he was working he was thinking of a new way of defrauding and conjuring up what he could.”Parker will now be subject to a Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings with a hearing due to take place on May 20.nina chivers Robert Parker February 4, 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 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 » Agencies & People » Investor who helped make Purplebricks’ founders millionaires moves on previous nextAgencies & PeopleInvestor who helped make Purplebricks’ founders millionaires moves onGerman media giant Director, Andreas Wiele, has stepped down from the agency’s board, two years after investing £171 million in the company.Nigel Lewis29th June 202001,704 Views Purplebricks has lost the support of one of its most significant financial backers after it announced that Andreas Weile of German media giant Axel Springer has stepped down from the hybrid agency’s board.Weile was one of Axel Springer’s star directors and it was he who took the decision to invest some £125 million in the estate agency two years ago and then £46 million last June, both deals helping to significantly enrich the two founder, Kenny and Michael Bruce.He joined the board of Purplebricks as a non-executive director when Axel Springer made its first investment as the company’s representative but has now stepped down with immediate effect.Wiele (left) is to be replaced by another Axel Springer senior player in due course on the Purplebricks board.But the hybrid agency has lost its key champion at Axel Springer, which may be rueing its investment in the company. Since 2018 the agency’s share price has plummeted from £3.14p to its current 42p, losing Axel Springer millions of pounds on paper.“On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Andreas for his expertise and continued support of our innovative business model during his time on thePurplebricks Board. We wish him the very best for his future endeavours,” says Paul Pindar, Chairman of Purplebricks.Weile says he is quitting Axel Springer after 20 years to become an entrepreneur and digital business investor. Purplebricks Andreas Wiele axel springer June 29, 2020Nigel 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 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
Rightmove has appointed a new financial chief on a salary of £390,000 and a generous bonus scheme that could see her earn another £1,365,000 in cash and shares if the portal performs to expectations this year.Alison Dolan has been appointed as its Chief Financial Officer and is to join the portal on the 7th September.She joins following a four-year stint at News UK, the newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch’s UK media empire and publisher of The Times, Sunday Times and Sun, where she was its Chief Strategy Officer until May and helped lead its digital transformation as paper news sales have reduced dramatically in recent years.Before that role, Dolan held a number of senior positions within the wider Murdoch empire including at Sky plc where she was Group Treasurer, Director of Finance and Deputy Managing Director Sky Business.Commenting on the appointment, Peter Brooks-Johnson, CEO, (left) says: “We are delighted to welcome Alison to Rightmove, with her extensive commercial and strategic expertise and a strong background in digital media services.“She will be a valuable addition to Rightmove’s leadership team. I would also like to thank Georgina Hudson, Head of Finance, for stepping up as interim Finance Director and her invaluable support through our half year results.”Commenting on her appointment, Alison said “I am very excited to be joining Rightmove and am looking forward to working with the team in our quest to make home moving easier in the UK.”Dolan’s 2020 bonus scheme is a pro-rata bonus opportunity of up to 175% of salary, 60% of which will be in deferred shares, and a pro-rata performance share award of up to 175% of salary.Rupert Murdoch alison dolan Peter Brookes-Johnson Rightmove Sky August 4, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentDarren Lowery, Lowery’s Property Sales & Lettings Lowery’s Property Sales & Lettings 4th August 2020 at 8:41 amUnbelievable!! Makes my blood boil!! Fair play to Alison for getting the role – now we know where all those expensive monthly fees go!!If you haven’t done so already – DROP Rightmove now!!Log 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 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 » Rightmove hires new financial chief on £1.75 million package previous nextMarketingRightmove hires new financial chief on £1.75 million packageAlison Dolan is to join the portal after many years spent working for Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper and TV empire in the UK.Nigel Lewis4th August 20201 Comment4,188 Views