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Scoreboard roundup — 2/9/21

first_imgFebruary 10, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/9/21 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDetroit 122, Brooklyn 111New Orleans 130, Houston 101Miami 98, New York 96Golden State 114, San Antonio 91Portland 106, Orlando 97Philadelphia 119, Sacramento 111Utah 122, Boston 108NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEFlorida 2, Detroit 1Edmonton 3, Ottawa 2Chicago 2, Dallas 1 (OT)Tampa Bay 6, Nashville 1Calgary 3, Winnipeg 2Vegas 5, Anaheim 4San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3 (SO)Philadelphia at Washington (Postponed)St. Louis at Minnesota (Postponed)Arizona at Colorado (Postponed)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLWest Virginia 82, Texas Tech 71Alabama 81, South Carolina 78Texas 80, Kansas St. 77Creighton 63, Georgetown 48DePaul at Villanova (Postponed)Florida St. at Virginia Tech (Postponed)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Equinor files Form 20-F and presents annual and sustainability reports for 2019

first_imgOrganic capex for 2019 was USD 10 billion (3), around USD 1 billion below the original guiding, achieved through strong project deliveries and capital discipline. Equinor completed 42 exploration wells in 2019.For the full year, total recordable injuries frequency came in at 2.5, an improvement from 2.8 in the previous year. The serious incident frequency ended at 0.6, up from 0.5.“We need to continue our relentless efforts to avoid serious incidents and further reduce personal injuries,” Sætre says in the letter.Clear ambitions and improving on sustainabilityThe 2019 Sustainability Report offers an overview of how Equinor follows up its ambitious sustainability agenda and performance. Sustainability is embedded in Equinor’s strategy, and the company is taking actions to develop the business guided by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The commitment to long-term sustainable value creation is in line with the principles of the United Nations’ Global Compact.Equinor recently launched a new climate roadmap and set bold ambitions, both short term and beyond 2030. The aim is to achieve carbon neutral operations globally by 2030 and to reduce net carbon intensity of energy produced by at least 50% by 2050.“Our efforts do not stop at curtailing our own emissions. We take an active role in helping society to accelerate decarbonisation through close collaboration with industry players, customers, and governments,” Sætre continues.Equinor is working on several collaborative projects aiming at building an international market and value chains for CCUS and hydrogen.In 2019 Equinor delivered 303,000 tonnes of CO2 emission reduction, mainly due to many energy efficiency projects. The average CO2 intensity of Equinor’s operated portfolio is 9.5 kg per barrel, with an ambition of 8 kg per barrel moved from 2030 to 2025.Equinor produced 1.8 TWh of renewable energy in 2019, an increase from 1.3 TWh the year before. 20% of the R&D expenditure was within low carbon R&D.Since 2015 Equinor has tested its portfolio against IEA’s energy scenarios in the World Energy Outlook report. To further assess the potential impact of a low oil price scenario, a sensitivity towards a long-term oil price of USD 50/bbl in 2040 has been included. Even in such a scenario, our producing assets continue to generate a positive cash flow, although a few assets will have an earlier economic cut-off.Equinor support enhanced transparency on climate-related risk, and our disclosure practice is in accordance with the recommendations presented in 2017 by the G20 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).In accordance with the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual, Equinor ASA announces that on 20 March 2020 it will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission its 2019 Annual Report on Form 20-F that included audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019.The Equinor 2019 Annual Report and Form 20-F, which includes the 2019 Annual Report on Form 20-F, and 2019 Sustainability Report may be downloaded from Equinor’s website at www.equinor.com. References to this document or other documents on Equinor’s website are included as an aid to their location and are not incorporated by reference into this document. All SEC filings made available electronically by Equinor may be obtained from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Image: Equinor CEO Eldar Sætre. (Credit: Ole Jørgen Bratland / Equinor ASA.) “The outbreak of the Corona virus and the sharp drop in oil prices are impacting industries and companies around the world and is expected to impact Equinor for a long time. We are a robust company with a strong balance sheet and we are now really benefiting from the improvement in recent years. Through those efforts, we are better prepared to handle volatile markets and unexpected events,” says Eldar Sætre, President and CEO of Equinor ASA.In 2019 Equinor proved strong operational capabilities and brought six new fields on stream, including Johan Sverdrup. The major field was put on stream ahead of schedule and below cost.“We are strengthening our portfolio to underpin a competitive and resilient business model fit for long term value creation, and in line with the Paris Agreement,” writes Sætre, in his letter to fellow shareholders.Total equity production ended at 2.074 million barrels of oil equivalent per day.2019 saw a decrease in prices and lower margins for the industry.In 2019, the cash flow from operations before tax ended at USD 21.8 billion. Equinor delivered a solid result with adjusted earnings of USD 13.5 billion (1) and USD 4.93 billion after tax.According to IFRS Equinor’s net operating income was UDS 9.30 billion and net income was USD 1.85 billion. The results are impacted by lower prices for gas and liquids, as well as net impairment losses.Total capital distribution to shareholders increased by 42% to USD 3.78 billion including a 13% increase in cash dividend, and introduction of the share buy-back programme in September 2019.“2019 was also truly a game-changing year for our renewables business. We made the investment decision for Hywind Tampen in Norway and won the opportunities to develop Empire Wind offshore New York and Dogger Bank in the UK, the world’s largest offshore wind development,” writes Sætre.Equinor is developing as a global offshore wind major with projects under development adding 2.8 gigawatts of renewables electricity capacity. In 2026 the production capacity is expected to be 4-6 GW (2), which is around 10 times current capacity. In 2019 Equinor proved strong operational capabilities and brought six new fields on stream, including Johan Sverdrup. The major field was put on stream ahead of schedule and below cost. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Book viewings online: OneDome

first_imgHome » News » Book viewings online: OneDome previous nextProducts & ServicesBook viewings online: OneDomeThe Negotiator14th September 20170516 Views OnlineRachel DipperOneDome, a proptech start-up that offers agents the tools to book viewings online, has won £3 million in funding from several backers including Sir Nigel Knowles, the founder of legal firm DLA Piper. The company has also persuaded one of Knight Frank’s senior people to jump ship. Rachel Dipper, who until June was Head of Residential Marketing at Knight Frank, is now heading OneDome’s promotional effort as Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships.A former Skype employee leads its technology build and one co-founder is former JP Morgan exec, Babek Ismayil“We offer agents the ability to take on the online disrupters and offer online bookings, without having to partner with another brand,” says Rachel.The company, with 12 staff in London and a further 40 in Ukraine, has signed up Essex agent Yaxley Homes to its service and says it has 15 agents getting ready to join.OneDome offers a platform that enables agents to drive sales and vendor enquiries to their own website, earn referral fees for conveyancing and mortgage enquiries, and enable buyers to manage their own viewings, should they wish to.“Most agents are interested in the bookings widget but we offer more than that,” says Rachel. “Ultimately, we aim to monetise the entire process for the agent, and make the experience seamless for their customers – arranging viewings, conveyancing and a mortgage. Buyers that come to our site can also find out about the area where they hope to buy a home.”OneDome proptech proptech start-up tools to book viewings online September 14, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 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 2021last_img read more

USS Pasadena to Undergo Extended Overhaul

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Pasadena to Undergo Extended Overhaul Share this article Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, Commander Submarine Group Two welcomed the crew of the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) who travelled more than 7,000 miles from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to begin their extended maintenance overhaul at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Sept. 2.Breckenridge and the Group Two staff provided a warm welcome to the Pacific-based submarine as she casted her lines and moored to Naval Submarine Base New London.“Pasadena’s transfer to the Atlantic Fleet for modernization is indicative of the commitment of our naval leadership and the measures we take to maintain US superiority in the undersea domain,” said Breckenridge.Pasadena travelled from Pearl Harbor to Groton via the Panama Canal. After their brief stop at Naval Submarine Base New London, the submarine will depart for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to conduct an extended overhaul.In addition to the arrival of the Pasadena’s crew their family members are also in the midst of a homeport change.“We are excited about the arrival of Pasadena family members to New England and eagerly welcome them as part of our Submarine Group Two family,” the admiral said.During her overhaul Pasadena will receive extensive modernization and the installation of the latest fire control, sonar and navigation equipment.“When she completes her maintenance overhaul, Pasadena will be one of the most capable modern warships in our fleet,” said Breckenridge.Prior to her overhaul, Pasadena has earned repeated accolades and awards. Among these awards are the Tactical “T,” the Engineering “E,” the Navigation “N,” the Deck Seamanship “D,” the Damage Control “DC,” the Medical “M,” the Battle Efficiency “E,” the Navy Unit Commendation, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. In addition to these prestigious operational accolades, the ship has also earned the COMSUBPAC Golden Anchor Award for retention excellence.Pasadena is the U.S. Navy’s second “Improved” 688 Class nuclear-powered submarine. Two years after it was commissioned, in July 1991 Pasadena became the first 688I to deploy, commencing its first of many six-month Western Pacific deployments.[mappress]Source: navy, September 6, 2011; View post tag: Pasadena View post tag: USS View post tag: Naval September 6, 2011 View post tag: Undergocenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Overhaul Industry news View post tag: Navy View post tag: Extended USS Pasadena to Undergo Extended Overhaullast_img read more

Russian Navy’s Fleet Arrives in Venezuela

first_img View post tag: Russian Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy’s Fleet Arrives in Venezuela A 21-gun salute at the La Guaira port , Venezuela marked the arrival of a Russian Navy’s fleet in Venezuela on Monday,  carried out within the framework of a friendly visit, according to Global Post.The fleet was headed by the lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class of guided missile cruisers in the Russian Navy, the missile cruiser “Moskva”.Venezuelan Commander of Navy operations Jesus Ortega Hernandez said that this type of inter-operating and friendship-strengthening activity is advantageous to both countries.La Guaira port welcomed more than 500 Russian Navy sailors.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 28, 2013 View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Venezuela View post tag: Naval View post tag: fleetcenter_img August 28, 2013 Russian Navy’s Fleet Arrives in Venezuela View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy’s View post tag: Arrives Share this articlelast_img read more

Image of the Day: USS New York Rests off Kuwait

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: middle east View post tag: USS New York View post tag: Image: Image of the Day: USS New York Rests off Kuwait View post tag: RESTS March 3, 2015 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Persian Gulfcenter_img The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) is anchored off the coast of Kuwait in preparation for the on-loading of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU).New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress mapid=”15282″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Kuwait View post tag: News by topic Authorities Share this article View post tag: day Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: USS New York Rests off Kuwait last_img read more

A breeze for LMH

first_imgSailing Cuppers LMH, starting out as pre event favourites, held their composure and secured their first sailing cuppers win in recent years. Fourteen college teams made the short trip to Farmoor reservoir only to be faced with a flat calm lake. Thankfully, a light but consistent breeze filled in. Racing then got underway in four leagues and the fourteen teams were whittled down to just four for the knockout stage. The wind remained light but conditions were perfect for this two boat team racing event. LMH dispatched of a strong St Hugh’s team in the first semi-final with some well executed team racing on the first upwind leg. The second semi- final was somewhat closer and looked to be going Worcester’s way before a late turn of speed from the Lincoln team led them through to the final. Lincoln provided formidable opposition in a scrappy final, which saw four penalty spins awarded in just one race. Amidst the frantic team racing and heated debate from Lincoln, LMH held their nerve, and took home the cuppers trophy.ARCHIVE: 3rd week TT 2004last_img read more

Academics circulate ‘flysheet’ criticising University reforms

first_imgA group of Oxford Universityacadem­ics have recently composed a flysheet criticising the reforms proposedby the Green Paper, and circulated it among academics across the University.Dr.Nicholas Bamforth, Law fellow at Queen’s College, was part of the group ofacademics that put together the flysheet, as well as the first signa­tory.However,he referred to matters dis­cussed in the flysheet as “an alternative setof proposals (to those of the Chan­cellor).” The flysheet highlighted”The Discussion Paper” which is a response by some of theUniversity’s academics to the reforms proposed by the Chancel­lor, ChrisPatten. The flysheet proposes that a “Board of Scrutiny be created toexercise on Congregation’s behalf independent oversight over decisions made byCouncil and the executive, as well as monitoring the effectiveness ofUniversity governance”. Theflysheet goes on to add that a Board of Scrutiny has been in place in Cambridge since 1995. Italso highlights a proposal in the discus­sion Paper, of “an end toCouncil’s policy of complete confidentiality for all Council business”.Thereader is promptly reminded of the system in place in Cambridge where “the unreserved agendasand minutes of Council and major committees should be published on theweb”.Suchreferences to the systems of governance in place in Cambridgeindicated a criticism of the Chancel­lor’s recent statements encouraging Cambridge to follow in the footsteps of Oxford. The flysheet’s numerous refer­encesto systems that it argued should be in place in Oxford,as they are in Cambridge,implied a contradiction to the views of the Chancellor.DrBamforth said, “It is only the second time [the congregation has] met inthe last two years. The idea of the flysheet is to raise people’s interest inthe debate, and give an outline of the proposals that will be discussed at thecongregation.”Headded that he thinks “the flysheet was received rather well, as indicatedby the discussions at the congregation.” “There were a total ofthirty signatories on the flysheet from many colleges including Merton, Wadhamand Worcester.”ARCHIVE: 4th week MT 2005last_img read more

Safe Water Worth More

first_img“This tells us that the average person is willing to see their water bill go up almost 50percent to pay for the Safe Drinking Water Act,” said Jordan. “This figure is muchhigher than the estimated cost of the provisions of the act.” The Safe Drinking Water Act governs how water utilities process and distribute water.It sets standards as to the percentage of contaminants allowed in U.S. drinking water.President Bill Clinton signed the act last fall. Georgians are willing to pay monthly water bills $10 higher if the result is saferdrinking water. That’s one of the findings of a survey by University of Georgiaagricultural economist Jeff Jordan. “What prompted me to conduct the survey was last year’s debate in Congress over thereauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act,” Jordan said. “The water industry isconcerned that the Safe Drinking Water Act will raise water costs higher than peoplewould be willing to pay. It occurred to me that I didn’t know that to be true.” The survey was conducted through the UGA Survey Research Center on the Athens,Ga., campus. The UGA random telephone survey included 400 residents across the state. They firstlistened to a statement on the potential effects of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Thenthey were asked if they would vote in favor of the act, even if it meant higher waterbills. Nearly two out of three — 64 percent — said they would. Of the people surveyed, 81 percent were either very concerned or somewhat concernedover water contamination in Georgia. On the other hand, 70 percent feel their water issafe or very safe. Only 4 percent believe it is very unsafe. Still, concerns over water quality led 13 percent to use water filtering systems. About 9percent boil their drinking water, and 40 percent use bottled water. “Local water utilities can now begin to inform and educate their customers on the SafeDrinking Water Act and prepare them for higher costs,” said Jordan. How much more would they be willing to pay per month? The average response was$10.34. That’s a 44 percent increase over the average Georgia water bill. When asked if they would prefer increased programs for safer food or safer water,most favored safer water programs. “You can control how you cook your food and what you eat, but you can’t control yourwater,” Jordan said of the responses. “The water coming out of the tap is what you get.You have no choice, other than using bottled water.” Jordan, a researcher with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences inGriffin, Ga., has conducted many surveys on water and the costs of providing it. Hedesigned the most recent study to find out how much Georgians would be willing topay for safer drinking water. What do people like most about their water? Of the people surveyed, 82 percent werehappy with their water’s appearance. The figures dropped to 77 percent for its odor and70 percent for its taste. Overall, the survey showed that while Georgians don’t want to pay higher water bills,they will if the cost results in improved water quality.last_img read more

Why regular retirement saving can improve your health

first_imgMore workers who make saving a habit report better health than those who do not. And it’s not just about having a high income.by: Dan KadlecPeople who save money out of habit are more confident about retirement and better prepared financially, as you might expect. But there’s a sleeper benefit, new research shows. Consistent savers also are in better health—no small matter as longevity stretches out life spans and means you likely will live in retirement more years than you did in childhood.Three in four regular savers rate their health as excellent or good, compared to 62% of those who do not save regularly, according to the Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey 2015. This might have to do with the lower stress that comes from being financially secure. Meanwhile, 77% of those in excellent health expect to live comfortably in retirement, vs. just 49% of those in poor health, Aegon found.Given the active aspirations of today’s retirees, the longevity revolution has elevated the role that health plays in later life. Half of those in the Aegon survey would like to pursue new hobbies; two-thirds would like to travel more, and 1-in-6 would like stay at work in their retirement years. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more