Utah College Track Roundup: 4/20

first_img Tags: Clay Invitational/Mt. Sac Relays/Southern Utah/Weber State Brad James April 21, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah College Track Roundup: 4/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAZUSA, Caif.-Friday, Southern Utah University’s track and field team competed at the prestigious Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific University, which saw them hold their own against several Power 5 schools.Star sprinter Tre James finishd fourth in the 100 and 200-meter dashes respectively, while teammates, Nate Osterstock and Christian Ricketts placed third and fourth, respectively, in the men’s 1500-meter run.Meanwhile Weber State’s Abbigael Brecht placed second in the women’s high jump with Anthony Gregory of Weber State finishing fourth in the men’s high jump.WALNUT, Calif.-As the Mount Sac Relays continued Friday, several Utah-based star track and field collegiate athletes shone amid the competition of numerous Power 5 schools.The Utah State women’s 4 x 400 relay team placed fifth overall in a time of 3:47.13, while in the women’s 5000-meter run, Utah’s Jessica Sams placed fourth overall in a time of 16:14.44 and Utah State’s Tavia Dutson finished seventh in a time of 16:17.24.In the field events, BYU’s Leah Thompson placed fifth in the women’s discus with a toss of 155-07 feet.In the mens’ discus, BYU’s Jefferson Jarvis placed seventh with a toss of 165-10 feet and in the women’s shot put, the Cougars’ Kassie Nagel placed sixth overall, netting a toss of 45-10.75 feet.The meet will resume Saturday. Written bylast_img read more

Singapore’s GIC completes £486m stake acquisition in ADNOC Oil Pipelines

first_img GIC now joins ADNOC and others as stakeholders in ADNOC Oil Pipelines (Credit: Mohammed alborum/Wikimedia Commons) Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC has completed its $600m (£486.68m) acquisition for a 6% stake in ADNOC Oil Pipelines, a new pipeline partnership created in the UAE.GIC had entered into the deal with the UAE state-owned oil company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in late July. The Singaporean fund now joins ADNOC, BlackRock, KKR, and the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund (ADRPBF) in the pipeline partnership.Focus of ADNOC Oil PipelinesADNOC Oil Pipelines comprises ADNOC’s stakes across 18 pipelines, which have a total length of more than 750km, and a combined capacity of around 13,000Mbblpd.The new pipeline entity will handle transportation of stabilised crude oil and condensate across ADNOC’s offshore and onshore upstream concessions for a period of 23 years. The UAE oil and gas giant will retain sovereignty over the pipelines and will also handle the management of pipeline operations.The new pipeline partnership will be entitled to a tariff payable by ADNOC, for its portion of volume of crude and condensate that is transported through the 18 pipelines, which are backed by minimum volume commitments.In June, BlackRock and KKR closed their $4bn (£3.24bn) deal to acquire a combined stake of 40% in the pipeline partnership. Last month, ADRPBF completed acquisition of 3% stake in ADNOC Oil Pipelines for AED1.1bn ($240m).The closing of all the deals takes the combined investment in ADNOC Oil Pipelines to $4.9bn (£3.97bn).Currently, ADNOC through its subsidiary ADNOC Infrastructure holds the remaining stake of 51% in the pipeline entity. ADNOC Infrastructure also holds ADNOC’s 100% interest in the Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (ADCOP).ADNOC finance and investment group director Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi said: “The successful final closing of this landmark transaction is a clear vote of confidence by the global investment community in both the UAE and ADNOC as attractive investment destinations.“The calibre of these leading global and domestic investors underlines the quality and attractiveness of ADNOC’s infrastructure assets and our ability to efficiently structure and close value-creating investment opportunities for our partners and investors.” GIC now joins ADNOC, BlackRock, KKR, and ADRPBF in a new pipeline partnership called ADNOC Oil Pipelineslast_img read more

NHL trade rumors: Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan ‘talking to some teams’ about Andre Burakovsky

first_imgGeneral manager Brian MacLellan said that there is the possibility that the 24-year-old winger could be dealt this summer. MacLellan says he and the team are continuing to assess their options, especially with eight other free agents to address, including Burakovsky.”We’re still talking to some teams,” MacLellan told Sporting News in regards to shopping Burakovsky.NHL free agency rumors: Top RFAs in the Metropolitan DivisionThis past season, the Swedish forward finished with just 12 goals and 25 points in 76 games, the same exact total he managed in 20 fewer games the previous year. His career has not only been plagued by lengthy cold streaks and only flashes of potential, but he’s also experienced multiple injuries that have affected on his play.Burakovsky’s performance has led to not only a lack of confidence and being scratched from time to time, but made him the center of trade rumors, tossing his future with the team up in the air.Many expected him to be dealt at the deadline, but the Capitals kept him around. It seemed to prove well for the winger as he registered four points in five games and seemed to put a spark in his eye. However, the strong play didn’t last long as he managed just one more point until the end of the regular season.”I think Andre had a frustrating year, but he finished it up well,” MacLellan said. “There’s been some inconsistencies there, but when he’s on his game, he’s a good player.”That being said, he may not be able to stick around, especially given Washington’s cap situation. Right now, the NHL salary cap is up in the air, and Washington still has its aforementioned free agents to deal with. Additionally, the Capitals have to pay attention to their future, as star players Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby will need high-paying extensions next summer.MORE: Tracking the NHL initial buyout periodMacLellan said the team has been in touch with Burakovsky’s agent and that they would “like to keep him around,” but it may not be that simple. He’s also keeping his options open and hearing out offers from other clubs, but for now, Burakovsky is here to stay unless the price is right.”We’re not going to move him unless we feel comfortable getting something back,” MacLellan said. The Washington Capitals are stuggling with cap space and have a number of free agents to address, including big names like Jakub Vrana, Brett Connolly, Brooks Orpik and perhaps most importantly, Andre Burakovsky.The 2013 first-round pick, who has struggled with inconsistency throughout his career, may be on the move heading into the offseason. One potential suggestion would be to make a one-for-one trade with the Edmonton Oilers and deal Burakovsky for Jesse Puljujarvi. The disgruntled winger​ from Sweden recently  requested a trade and is another up-and-coming player who would benefit from a change in scenery.Moving forward, Burakovsky says he would like to remain in D.C. to continue to improve his game and put his struggles behind him.”I love Washington,” Burakovsky said. “My goal is to stay and hopefully, I will be able to. It has been up and down for sure… obviously want to be more consistent and I think I learned a lot … I think I am on the right path for sure.”last_img read more

WHS senior Alex Weiss to play at Dirt Dandies Elite All-State games in K.C.

first_imgAlex Weissby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington High School senior Alex Weiss has been selected as one of the players to play in the Dirt Dandies Elite All-State Game featuring some of the top seniors in the state of Kansas.The event will be held Saturday, June 1 in Kansas City, Kans. at Community America ball park – home of the Kansas City T-Bones at 1800 Village West Parkway.The all-state game was formerly called the “KCK RBI Showcase.” Cle Ross, a Wellington High School graduate, is the executive director of KCK RBI. He has been influential with getting a Wellington player on the roster of the annual all star game every season. Last year, Chaney Stallbaumer was a participant. “The state of Kansas is a winter state that plays a short high school baseball schedule which gives coaches and scouts a limited opportunity to see the wide array of talent that the state of Kansas, and the Kansas City Metro area has to offer,” Ross said.In the past 20 years, thousands of talented Kansas baseball players have either been overlooked by college coaches or went unselected in the Major League Baseball draft due to the lack of reliable information available on Kansas-K.C. Metro athletes.There will be a total of four games, featuring four teams: Dirt Dandies – East; Dirt Dandies – West; Dirt Dandies – KCK; Dirt Dandies Johnson County.Weiss will be a go-to pitcher for the Wellington Crusaders this season.The complete roster is as follows:Lucas Schauer, MaizeMatthew McHugh, BV NorthCarl Walker, BV NorthwestJames Denton, Junction CityJunior Guerrero, CampusShane Willoughby, LawrenceMichael Baillergeon, LeavenworthRyan Colombo, SeamanColin Nevil, GoddardHayden Hutchison, HaysMatt Elliott, Olathe SouthEli Keppler, LeavenworthJoel Baxley, CampusColton Flax, CampusColin Frederick, BV SouthwestL.J. Hatch, Mill ValleyJohn Armstrong, CarrollButh Rea, SeamanJaren Kutzke, Shawnee HeightsJacob Richardson, EisenhowerTyler Sutherland, Arkansas CityAnthony Miller, BV Southwest.Zach Girrens, Spring HillWes Phillips, Maize SouthAlex Orth, Maize SouthJansen Keyes, St. JamesDavid Maddock, St. JamesAlex Weiss, WellingtonMacen Shull, ColbyJon Roblez – Bishop WardAndrew Ramirez – Bishop WardCody Easterday, BluestemMatt Standlee, FrontenacScott Shinn, RossvilleTaylor Hartshorn, RossvilleCole Brecheisen, RossvilleBlake Jones, Sacred HeartGavin Royer, St. MarysMatt Loveland, Wichita IndependentKasey Clark, St. Mary’sKyle Hammer, RossvilleBrandon Lutgen, Rock CreekShane Adams, Rock CreekDalton Dooley, Sacred HeartNate Grimaldi, Pittsburg-ColganAustin Filtingberger, SedanRiley O’Brien, St. PaulBryant Lawson, Central-BurdenJosh Miller, InmanMatt McClaren, MinneolaKasey Biddle, Central-BurdenLane Miller, MoscowZane Mills, SedanFor additional details www.kckrbi.org.last_img read more