Robert Torgerson Signed By the Jacksonville Jaguars

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJACKSONVILLE, Fla.-Per numerous reports, including the confirmation of his agent, Evan Brennan, former Richfield High and Southern Utah football star, defensive lineman Robert Torgerson, has found a home in the NFL Monday.Brennan confirmed that Torgerson has been signed to an undrafted rookie free agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars and will attend mini-camp for the AFC runners-up in 2017, June 12-14. This report was also verified by Brian McLaughlin of HERO Sports, which specializes in FCS reporting and scouting, and First Coast News Jaguars beat writer Mike Kaye.Torgerson, despite not participating at the NFL Scouting combine, excelled at the Thunderbirds’ Pro Day on March 27 at Desert Hills High School in St. George.This workout saw Torgerson put up comparable numbers to many defensive linemen who participated at the combine.In any event, Torgerson will have a chance to compete for a spot on one of the strongest, if not the strongest defensive lines in the NFL as Jacksonville features stars such as defensive ends Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue.HERO Sports confirms in 2018, Torgerson amassed 15 tackles (8 assists and 7 solo tackles) and 1 sack on the 2017 season for the 9-3 Thunderbirds. Brad James Written by April 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Robert Torgerson Signed By the Jacksonville Jaguars Tags: Calais Campbell/Evan Brennan/Jacksonville Jaguars/Minicamp/Robert Torgerson/Yannick Ngakouelast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 6/1/18

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEChicago White Sox 8, Milwaukee 3AMERICAN LEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 4, Baltimore 1Detroit 5, Toronto 2Minnesota 7, Cleveland 4Houston 7, Boston 3Oakland 16, Kansas City 0L.A. Angels 6, Texas 0Seattle 4, Tampa Bay 3, 13 InningsNATIONAL LEAGUEChicago Cubs 7, N.Y. Mets 4Atlanta 4, Washington 0Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 0L.A. Dodgers 11, Colorado 8Arizona 9, Miami 1Cincinnati 7, San Diego 2San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 0WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhoenix 95, Minnesota 85Connecticut 110, Chicago 72Las Vegas 85, Washington 73Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund June 2, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 6/1/18center_img Written bylast_img read more

USU-Eastern’s Totoris Signs With Flagler College

first_imgJuly 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU-Eastern’s Totoris Signs With Flagler College Brad James Tags: Colorado Northwestern/Flagler College/Kristupas Totoris/NCAA Division II/USU Eastern Utah Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPRICE, Utah-Monday, former Utah State University-Eastern men’s basketball standout Kristupas Totoris signed with Division II Flagler College of St. Augustine, Fla. to continue his collegiate career.The 6’5″ Totoris, is a native of Vilnius, Lithuania, and is coming off a strong sophomore season for the Eagles.This past season, Totoris netted 12.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game for USU-Eastern, earning second-team All-Region 18 honors.He connected at 43.3 percent behind the arc and was at 42.6 percent overall from the field last season.Last January 11, in a 98-74 win over Colorado Northwestern, Totoris set the school record for 3-point field goals in a game with 11.Totoris was also an outstanding student while at Price as he graduated with honors and completed his sophomore year with a 4.0 GPA.During the 2018 USU Eastern Athletics banquet, he earned the male Academic Athlete of the year award for excelling in the classroom. Written bylast_img read more

Weber State Men’s Basketball Visits Montana Saturday

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMISSOULA, Mont.-Saturday, the Big Sky Conference-leading Weber State men’s basketball team visits Dahlberg Arena to face the Montana Grizzlies. Their leading scorer remains star junior guard Jerrick Harding. The Wichita, Kan. native averages 21.4 points per game for the Wildcats. Tags: Ahmaad Rorie/Big Sky Conference/Brekkott Chapman/Cody John/Jamar Akoh/Jerrick Harding/Michael Oguine/Montana Grizzlies/Weber State Men’s Basketball January 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Visits Montana Saturday The Wildcats have won four consecutive games and are currently 13-6 overall and 7-1 in Big Sky play. The Wildcats score 82.9 points per game and surrender 74.1 points per contest. The Grizzlies are close behind the Wildcats in the Big Sky standings as they are 6-2 in league play and 13-6 overall. The Grizzlies are led by redshirt senior guard Ahmaad Rorie (16.2 points per game), redshirt senior forward Jamar Akoh and senior guard Michael Oguine (13.8 points, 5.6 rebounds per game). The Wildcats lead the Grizzlies 70-57 all-time but Montana has a 2-game winning streak in the series. Written by Fellow junior guard Cody John averages 15.1 points per game and senior forward Brekkott Chapman nets 13.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest for the Wildcats. Furthermore, the Grizzlies have won 10 out of the last 11 games in the series at Dahlberg Arena. Montana scores 75.6 points per game and surrenders 67.8 points per contest. Weber State shoots 48.4 percent from the field on the season but has exceeded 50 percent shooting during every game in their current winning streak.last_img read more

Dixie State Baseball Adds Six To 2019-20 Signing Class

first_img Written by Tags: Brady Brook/Chris Pfatenhauer/Dixie State Baseball/Haiden Hendricks/Jake Schultz/Justin Dunham/Kaden Hollow/Landon Levine/Paradise Valley College/Tanner Argyle/Zach Hansen July 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Baseball Adds Six To 2019-20 Signing Class FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Monday, Dixie State head baseball coach Chris Pfatenhauer announced six new signings.These include shortstop Tanner Argyle and outfielder Brady Brook of Salt Lake CC and four pitchers: right-handers Justin Dunham, Zach Hansen and Haiden Hendricks, as well as left-hander Benton Hart.Argyle is a product of Spanish Fork High School and was named to the 2019 all-SWAC squad after netting three home runs and 24 RBI.Brook is also out of Spanish Fork High School and batted .281 while amassing one home run and 26 RBI for the Bruins.Dunham is a native of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. and made the 2019 Orange Empire Conference’s second team by posting a 2.08 ERA and 52 strikeouts while going 5-5 for the Irvine Valley College Lasers in 2019.Hansen is a Sky View High School (Smithfield) product and comes to Dixie State from Arizona Western College. Hansen made 18 appearances for the Matadors last season, going 6-2 while netting two saves and a 2.52 ERA.Hart is a standout out of Santana High School (Calif.) and received Perfect Game All-American honorable mention honors by posting a 2.13 ERA in 2019 for the Sultans.Hendricks comes to the Trailblazers from Paradise Valley College of Phoenix and led the Pumas with a 7-2 record as well as in strikeouts (63 in 68 innings of work) and ERA (1.72). He finishes his juco career with 12 victories and a 2.30 ERA in two seasons at PVCC.These signees join outfielder Landon Levine out of Desert Hills High School in St. George, catcher Kaden Hollow out of Rocky Mountain High School (Idaho) and shortstop Jake Schultz from Prescott High School (Ariz.). Brad Jameslast_img read more

Felila, Southern Utah beat Stephen F. Austin 45-38 in OT

first_img Written by Tags: James Felila/SUU Thunderbirds Football Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Chris Helbig had 375 yards passing and James Felila scored two rushing touchdowns, including the eventual winner in overtime, to help Southern Utah beat Stephen F. Austin 45-38 on Saturday night.Helbig was 35 of 48 with two TD passes to Lance Dawson, Felila finished with 10 carries for 48 yards and Thomas Duckett had 53 yards rushing, including a 17-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter that made it 38-all and forced overtime. Dawson had 13 receptions for 131 yards and threw a 10-yard scoring pass to Helbig in the first quarter.The Thunderbirds (1-2) were facing third-and-30 on the first possession of overtime before Stephen F. Austin was called for pass interference that gave SUU a fresh set of downs and, four plays later on fourth-and-2, Felila scored from 11 yards out.SFA, after a personal foul on Southern Utah, had a first-and-goal from the 8 before a holding call and then three straight incomplete passes ended it.Helbig hit Lawson for a 55-yard TD to tie it late in the third but the Lumberjacks (0-3) answered with a 10-play, 81 yard drive to take a 31-24 lead on Trae Self’s 24-yard scoring strike to Thomas Hutchings with 12:55 to play. Felila and SFA’s Josh McGowen traded short TD runs before Duckett’s touchdown with 1:12 left in the fourth quarter.Self was 27 of 44 for 290 yards and two touchdowns for Stephen F. Austin. September 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Felila, Southern Utah beat Stephen F. Austin 45-38 in OTlast_img read more

Sacgasco secures drilling permit for Borba gas well in California

first_img Image: Sacgasco has received the permit for the drilling of the Borba 1-7 well. Photo: courtesy of John R Perry/Pixabay. Sacgasco has secured drilling permit from the California division of oil, gas and geothermal resources (DOGGR) for exploratory well Borba 1-7 in the Sacramento basin, onshore California, US.The Australia-based energy company has secured approval to drill to basement projected at 9,100 feet (2,800m).Sacgasco is the operator of the Borba area of mutual interest (Borba AMI) with 46% stake while Empyrean Energy and Xstate Resources have 30% and 24% interest respectively.Drilling of the well, which is a part of the Anzus Project, is expected to begin in late January to early February.The company said that the exploratory well will be drilled vertically to test 16 stacked seismic anomalies in the interval from 2,300 feet (700m) to 9,100 feet (2,800m) depth. The potential interval covers around 6,900 feet (2,100m).Sacgasco’s managing director Gary Jeffery said: “Sacgasco is excited about drilling the Borba 1-7 well. It is worth observing the market interest created by the recent successful West Erregulla gas well in the Perth Basin.“This well was drilled in similar circumstances in an under explored part of the producing gas basin.“A key similarity is that Borba 1-7 well is expected to have high pressures, which when combined with interpreted reasonable reservoirs will result in high gas flow rates.“Importantly the Borba prospect is shallower, with a total well depth of less than 3,000 metres compared to over 5,000 metres in the Perth Basin. Borba is also close to gas infrastructure and industry support centres.”Sacgasco has stated that the drilling pad preparations will start as weather permits.NorCal Construction, a local contractor, will construct the pad which is likely to take 10-14 days.Sacgasco received local administrative approval in SeptemberOn 26 September, Sacgasco had received local administrative approval from Glenn County for the Borba 1-7 well.In May 2018, Sacgasco had announced the commercial gas flow from the Dempsey 1-15 well in the Northern Sacramento gas basin as part of the Dempsey gas project in California.The company, which is the operator of the Dempsey gas project with a 50% stake, had said that flow-testing of the well from the field level Kione Zone had yielded a commercial gas flow rate of 1 million cubic feet of gas. The Australia-based energy company is planning to commence drilling in late January to early February last_img read more

Todd secures onshore exploration permit in Taranaki basin, New Zealand

first_img Todd owns 100% stake in three permits in Taranaki basin. (Credit: Pixabay/Terry McGraw) New Zealand-based energy company Todd Energy’s Todd Exploration Management Services has been awarded a license for an onshore exploration block in Taranaki basin.The 10-year exploration permit, which covers an area of 105km² east of Inglewood, has been granted as a result of Blocks Offer 2018 tender.New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals, which is part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has assessed the bid procedure of the block.Restricted to the Taranaki region, the release area for Block Offer 2018 covers 2,188km².New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment said in a statement: “It followed a law change in November 2018 that gave effect to the government’s announcement that it would no longer grant offshore petroleum exploration permits and would restrict future block offers to the onshore Taranaki region.“The change to legislation also prohibits access to conservation land as part of the Block Offer process, except for minimum impact activities.”Permit excludes land listed in Schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals ActThe permit, however, excludes land listed in Schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals Act, World Heritage sites, or areas of importance to Māori identified in section 3.1 of the Petroleum Programme such as Mount Taranaki and the Pouakai, Pukeiti and Kaitake Ranges.In Taranaki basin, Todd Energy has a 100% equity stake in three permits and holds a stake in another permit in partnership with an undisclosed exploration company.In August 2017, Todd Energy acquired 50% of Kapuni natural gas-condensate field in the Taranaki Basin from Shell, becoming the sole owner and operator of the field. The 10-year exploration permit has been granted as a result of Blocks Offer 2018 tenderlast_img read more

UK offshore oil and gas workforce fell by more than a third since March

first_imgGovernment-backed “North Sea Transition Deal” needed to aid UK oil and gas workforceOGUK noted that the official figures on both on and offshore employment would not be available until next year.But it said the tentative signs are “worrying” and underline the need for governments, industry and regulators to work together to protect the jobs and skills that will be needed to meet the UK’s energy needs now and as the country “moves to a lower carbon future”.Dr Thom believes a “North Sea Transition Deal”, supported by the UK and Scottish governments, can “act as a catalyst for this future”, and in so doing will “provide certainty on the sustainability for the sector in difficult times”. The OGUK report notes that the large reductions in global energy demand resulting from measures to restrict the spread of the virus “depressed commodity prices severely, threatening the viability of some operations” (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Ralf Roletschek) The offshore oil and gas workforce in the UK has fallen by more than a third since the coronavirus pandemic began in March.According to official figures released today (27 October) by industry body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), the number of workers on oil and gas installations at sea decreased by about 4,000 since Britain first entered into a nationwide lockdown to help contain the spread of the virus.OGUK said the average weekly personnel on board decreased from about 11,000 on the 8 March to just over 7,000 one month later, with drilling and engineering construction trades the “hardest hit”. Oil and Gas UK figures show the average weekly personnel on board installations decreased from about 11,000 on the 8 March to just over 7,000 one month latercenter_img Uptake of the “Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme” recordedThe industry body’s Workforce Insight report 2020 also confirmed there has been an “uptake” of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme by companies, particularly in the supply chain, as many “positioned themselves to endure the triple whammy of low oil and gas prices and the operational impact of the coronavirus pandemic”.Dr Alix Thom, report author and OGUK workforce engagement and skills manager, said: “Our figures confirm the initial operational impact of the lockdown back in March this year, with the number of workers offshore decreasing considerably in the space of a month as companies reduced to minimum manning in a bid to control the spread.“Numbers have risen steadily since then as industry has adopted a robust Swiss cheese barrier model, with a range of preventative measures in place both prior to mobilisation and while offshore, which has helped secure more jobs and increase operations in the immediate term.“Despite this, we continue to see some very worrying signs for employment in the sector, with the uptake of furlough and continued suppression of global energy demand impacting our industry like many others in the wider economy.“As our report shows, the recruitment and retention of diverse and talented people will be essential as we work to support UK energy needs both now, and in a lower carbon context.”last_img read more

Qatar Petroleum joins the World Bank in the global fight against routine flaring

first_imgAs Qatar Petroleum works towards achieving this goal, Qatar Petroleum’s upstream assets continue to reduce flaring The World Bank Group headquarters building in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Shiny Things/Wikipedia.org) Qatar Petroleum announces that it has joined the World Bank-led Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) Multi-Donor Trust Fund, as part of its commitment to stronger collaborations in the global effort to reduce flaring or burning of natural gas associated with oil/gas exploration, production and processing operations.By committing to the World Bank’s “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” initiative, QP is supporting the global effort to end the industry practice of routinely flaring associated gas during oil production, a necessary goal if the world is to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.This announcement comes in accordance with, and commitment to, Qatar Petroleum’s recently announced Sustainability Strategy, which acts as a clear direction towards reducing the emissions intensity of Qatar’s LNG facilities by 25% and of its upstream facilities by at least 15%, and reducing flare intensity across upstream facilities by more than 75%. Qatar Petroleum’s Sustainability Strategy also sets out a target to eliminate routine flaring by 2030, and limit fugitive methane emissions along the gas value chain by setting a methane intensity target of 0.2% across all facilities by 2025.As Qatar Petroleum works towards achieving this goal, Qatar Petroleum’s upstream assets continue to reduce flaring. In 2019, Qatar Petroleum achieved 68% reduction compared to 2012 when Qatar Petroleum first started its Flare reduction program. The ongoing flare reduction initiative has further contributed to a 7.5% reduction in GHG emissions in 2019 and Qatar Petroleum achieved a 72% reduction in methane emissions from flaring compared to the same period, from 2012.Launched in August 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the GGFR is a public-private partnership of governments, companies, and multilateral organizations working to end routine gas flaring at oil production sites across the world. The Partnership helps identify solutions to the many technical and regulatory barriers to flaring reduction by developing country-specific flaring reduction programs, conducting research, sharing best practices, raising awareness, increasing the global commitments to end routine flaring, and advancing flare measurements and reporting. Ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity is also an integral part of GGFR’s strategy. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more