FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Conor McGregor, the veteran Ultimate Fighting Championship star, turned himself in to police late Thursday after a violent incident at Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn.Video footage shows McGregor, among a group of people, throwing trash cans and other items at a bus full of fighters slated to fight on Saturday, according to ABC New York station WABC-TV.McGregor, who earlier crashed a press conference at the arena, has been charged with assault and is expected to be arraigned on Friday.Last year, McGregor boxed Floyd Mayweather, losing by technical knockout in the 10th round, but he hasn’t fought for UFC since November 2016.UFC President Dana White said McGregor would be stripped of his lightweight title, which would go to the winner of Saturday’s bout. McGregor responded with a profane tweet.In response to the incident Thursday night in Brooklyn, White told ESPN he felt McGregor’s actions were “disgusting,” adding, “I don’t think anybody is going to be huge Conor McGregor fans after this.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. April 6, 2018 /Sports News – National Conor McGregor turns himself in following Barclays Center scrum Written by Beau Lund
November 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local No. 9 Utah keeps rolling, rallies past Washington 33-28 Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSEATTLE (AP) — Tyler Huntley threw for one touchdown and ran for another, Jaylon Johnson returned an interception 39 yards for a score, and No. 9 Utah overcame an 11-point first-half deficit to beat Washington 33-28 Saturday.The Utes (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) kept alive their College Football Playoff hopes thanks to a defense that forced Washington quarterback Jacob Eason into three turnovers and got just enough offense from Huntley to rally from an early 14-3 hole.Huntley hit Zack Moss on a 9-yard TD late in the first half and added a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to give Utah its first lead, 26-21. Huntley’s TD run capped a drive that featured a key third-and-12 conversion where Huntley was able to hit Jaylen Dixon for a 41-yard completion.Huntley finished 19 of 24 for 284 yards. He was sacked four times — Utah had allowed just seven all season — but all came in the first half and the Utes were able to protect Huntley much better as the game progressed. Huntley also had a pair of key third-down conversions on Utah’s final scoring drive, hitting Solomon Enis for 14 yards and Samson Nacua for 28 yards. Moss capped the 84-yard drive with a 2-yard TD run with 4:52 left.Moss finished with 100 yards on 27 carries.Washington (5-4, 2-4) dropped its second straight after losing to Oregon two weeks ago and lost for the third time at home this season. Eason was 29 of 52 for 316 yards and four touchdowns. He had a nearly perfect beginning before a pair of critical mistakes in the third quarter.Eason threw an 11-yard TD to Jordin Chin on Washington’s first possession, and despite a fumble leading to a Utah field goal early in the second quarter, Eason’s 34-yard TD pass to Hunter Bryant gave the Huskies a 14-3 advantage.But it got significantly more difficult for Eason from there. Leading 14-13, Eason foolishly threw into triple coverage on the first drive of the second half and was intercepted by Julian Blackmon at the Utah 8. Eason rebounded with a 40-yard TD to Bryant, but his next major mistake came later in the quarter when Utah brought a blitz. Eason made a carless throw that was an easier catch for Johnson than intended target Aaron Fuller, and the interception return pulled the Utes within 21-19.Eason threw a 3-yard TD to Fuller with 1:01 left to pull within five, but Utah recovered the onside kick and ran the clock. Eason was 17 of 35 in the second half, and the Huskies had a series of dropped passes to go along with the turnovers.THE TAKEAWAYUtah: The Utes entered the week with the best run defense in the country, giving up just 56 yards per game. The Huskies finished with 53 yards rushing, most of it coming in the first half.Washington: Chris Petersen’s streak of being unbeaten coming off an open date came to an end. In his career at Boise State and Washington, Petersen’s teams had been 18-0 when coming off an open date.INJURIESWashington’s thin wide receiver corps took another hit when promising freshman WR Puka Nacua did not play against the Utes for health reasons. Nacua was believed to have been injured during practice this week. The Huskies were also without Chico McClatcher, who was hurt late in their last game.UP NEXTUtah: The Utes have an open date before hosting UCLA.Washington: The Huskies have a short week, traveling to Oregon State on Friday. Tags: Pac-12/Utah Utes Football Written by
Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Thursday, three University of Utah football players were named as All-Americans as confirmed by the Football Writers Association of America.Senior defensive end Bradlee Anae made the first team while senior tailback Zack Moss and senior defensive tackle Leki Fotu made the second team.Anae has posted 12.5 sacks on the season (7th nationally), 13.5 tackles for a loss, 35 tackles, one pass breakup and a forced fumble.Anae is the 17th Ute in school history to earn first-team FWAA All-American honors.Anae has 29.5 career sacks, which ties the school record, and 41 tackles for a loss (4th in school history).Anae has now made every possible All-American team with this honor.This season, Fotu has 27 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, a sack, two pass breakups, two quarterback hits and a forced fumble.Moss ran for 1,359 yards (12th nationally) on 219 carries for 6.2 yards per carry (20th nationally) and 15 touchdowns (tied for 12th nationally with Louisiana Tech’s Justin Henderson and Louisiana’s Elijah Mitchell).Moss and Fotu also made The Associated Press’s All-American third team while Fotu made the Walter Camp All-American second team. Tags: Bradlee Anae/Leki Fotu/Zack Moss December 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Three University of Utah Football Players Named All-Americans
November 28, 2020 /Sports News – National San Francisco 49ers not allowed to play in stadium for 3 weeks under new COVID-19 restrictions Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMichael Vi/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — The San Francisco 49ers will not be allowed to practice or play in their stadium for three weeks under new county health restrictions that prohibit contact sports.Stanford University’s athletics, including its football program, will also be affected.Santa Clara County health officials announced the new restrictions on Saturday, as the county reported a record 760 COVID-19 cases.“Our case rates have been surging since November. In fact, we have the highest case rate of any county in the San Francisco Bay area,” county health officer Dr. Sara Cody said at a press briefing.Hospitalizations have also doubled since Nov. 12, she said, with a record 239 reported on Saturday.The restrictions, which start Monday and last through Dec. 21, impact gatherings, capacity limits and recreational activities.Among them, professional, collegiate and youth sports that involve direct contact are temporarily prohibited.Health officials confirmed that means that the 49ers will not be allowed to play home games at Levi’s Stadium. The team has games scheduled there on Dec. 7 and Dec. 13. It is unclear if the games will be moved or postponed.The Stanford Cardinal football team also currently has a home game scheduled for Dec. 12.Neither team has allowed fans into their stadiums this season.Additionally, people who travel more than 150 miles from home will have to quarantine for 14 days. The 49ers are currently headed to Los Angeles for a game against the Rams Sunday afternoon, as noted by sports reporter Jennifer Lee Chan. It’s unclear if the new quarantine order will impact the team.“We are aware of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department’s emergency directive,” the 49ers said in a statement. “We are working with the NFL and our partners on operational plans and will share details as they are confirmed.”Stanford has not publicly responded to the new measures. Neither have the NFL or Pac-12.The San Jose State football program would also be affected by the regulations. Training camp for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, set to begin in early December, could also be affected.Other new county restrictions will limit hotels to essential travel, health care workers and quarantine or isolation purposes. Card rooms will also close. Capacity at most indoor facilities will be reduced to 10% (grocery stores and pharmacies can operate at 25% capacity), and outdoor gatherings will be limited to 100 people.Health officials also urged residents to stay home as much as possible.“This pandemic is like a high-speed train, and our projections tell us that we are on target to derail by around the third week of December if we don’t apply brakes right now with all our collective might,” Cody said.The current projections do not take Thanksgiving into account, with holiday gatherings and travel likely to “create a surge,” she added.The measures are in addition to a nightly curfew and nonessential business closures issued by the state for counties including Santa Clara that are in the “purple” tier, indicating widespread COVID-19 risk.ABC News’ Abigail Shalawylo and Matthew Fuhrman contributed to this report.
January 28, 2021 /Sports News – Local Wrestling Divisional Results Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail2-A Division A BEAVER, Utah-Thursday, Beaver High School hosted the 2-A wrestling Division A divisional.*The top eight finishers, minimum in each weight class are guaranteed places.Here are the results in the respective weight classes as follows:106 pounds1st place match: Dierk Schewes of Duchesne over Tavyn Hollingshead of Beaver (decision, 7-5)3rd place match: Dreyden Stubbs of Kanab over Kolby Jones of North Summit (sudden victory-1 8-6)5th place match: Luke Smith of North Summit over Treydon Harris of Monticello (decision, 5-4)7th place: Kensten Brown of Kanab had a bye. He advances.113 pounds1st place match: Hagen Mayer of Beaver over Kraden Skewes of Duchesne (major decision, 10-2)3rd place match: Tristan Smith of North Summit over Madex Thompson of Beaver (decision, 7-4)5th place match: bye for Kanab’s Brady Clarkson120 pounds1st place match: Bowdey Larsen of Duchesne over Ethan Crittenden of North Summit (decision, 5-1)3rd place match: Douglas Evans of Beaver over John Billings (JB) Skewes of Duchesne (fall, 2:36)5th place match: Cayson Curtis of Beaver over Paxton Christensen of Monticello (fall, 2:42)7th place match: Cordell Cluff of Parowan over Lane Simms of Kanab (fall, 3:52)126 pounds1st place match: Russell Evans of Beaver over Bronson Richins of North Summit (decision, 7-3)3rd place match: Dawson Van Tassell of Duchesne over Zac Thayn of Monticello (fall, 1:31)7th place match: Chandler Henderson of Monticello over Zander Harper of Duchesne (decision, 10-4)132 pounds1st place match: Brevin Olson of Monticello over Dusty Clayburn of Duchesne (fall, 2:17)3rd place match: Luke Browning of Kanab over Ayden Bradshaw of Beaver (major decision, 13-5)5th place match: Javlin Robinson of Monticello over Kelton Langston of Beaver (fall, 2:33)7th place match: Rhyley Brundy of North Summit over Jesse Ehrman of Duchesne (fall, 1:46)138 pounds1st place match: Kaleb Sanchez of Duchesne over Brian Evans of Beaver (injury, 1:49)3rd place match: Rusytn Joseph of Beaver over Cameron Bailey of Monticello (fall, 2:55)5th place match: Shawn Bailey of North Summit over Bryton Sudweeks of Parowan (fall, 2:47)7th place match: William Francom of Kanab over Samuel Ray of Kanab (fall, 1:03)145 pounds1st place match: Jaxon Morlan of Duchesne over Carson Reynolds of Beaver (major decision, 11-3)3rd place match: Noah Button of Kanab over Kale Lewis of North Summit (fall, 5:45)5th place match: Kutlur Matheson of Beaver over Cutler Blonquist of North Summit (fall, 1:00)7th place match: Tyler Thayn of Monticello over Trevor Evans of Parowan (fall, 0:46)152 pounds1st place match: Jackson Prescott of North Summit over Bowden Brown of Beaver (fall, 1:33)3rd place match: Tucker Blackburn of Duchesne over Kenny Thomas of Duchesne (decision, 8-7)5th place match: Breagan Lopshire of Beaver over Logan Draper of Monticello (decision, 7-3)7th place match: Thomas Fuller of Monticello over Mike Avant of Kanab (fall, 1:04)160 pounds1st place match: Bryton Langston of Beaver over Robert Musselman of Monticello (major decision, 9-0)3rd place match: Tyler Church of Kanab over Treyton Carter of Beaver (major decision, 15-6)5th place match: North Summit’s Kayden Dudley advances by virtue of a bye170 pounds1st place match: Cort Raddon of Beaver over Jaxon Verduzco of Duchesne (fall, 3:48)3rd place match: Jace Marshall of Beaver over Matagi Faavale of North Summit (decision, 4-3)182 pounds1st place match: Sheldon LeBaron of Beaver over Skyler Rees of North Summit (fall, 1:55)3rd place match: Oakley Adams of Monticello over Riley Bastian of Beaver (fall, 5:57)5th place match: Boden Mackelprang of Parowan over Max Kartchner of Kanab (fall, 3:58)7th place: Kanab’s Zack Federkeil advances by virtue of a bye195 pounds1st place match: Michael Warino of Kanab over Brett Rees of North Summit (fall, 1:16)3rd place match: Damon Munoz of Beaver over Connor Bradshaw of Beaver (fall, 1:24)220 pounds1st place match: Collin Tuff Adair of Monticello over Dylan Bartlett of Beaver (fall, 2:39)3rd place match: Liam Stephens of North Summit over Saul Ortiz of Beaver (injury, 0:59)5th place match: North Summit’s Wylee Staples advances by virtue of a bye285 pounds1st place match: Kyler Boren of Beaver over Chase Dawson of North Summit (fall, 5:59)2-A Division BSALINA, Utah-Thursday, North Sevier High School hosted the 2-A Division B wrestling divisional.106 pounds1st place match: Camden Moat of Millard over Slade Mickelsen of North Sevier (major decision, 18-6)3rd place match: Ramzi Hughes of Enterprise over Caden Adams of Millard (decision, 6-0)5th place match: Braygen Maxwell of North Sevier over Justin Goodrich of Altamont (decision, 8-4)7th place match: Michael Williams of Enterprise over Ryland Hammond of Gunnison Valley (decision, 7-3)113 pounds1st place match: Gatlen Farnsworth of Altamont over Kyle Mitchell of Millard (decision, 7-2)3rd place match: Parker Bollinger of Enterprise over Jerrit Anderson of Gunnison Valley (decision, 5-1)5th place match: Ayden Crane of North Sevier over Miles Rees of Millard (fall, 4:37)7th place match: Nate Stewart of Gunnison Valley over Cody Christy of Enterprise (fall, 3:39)120 pounds1st place match: Sam Rasmussen of Millard over Clayton Anzalene of Enterprise (fall, 3:23)3rd place match: Ruger Bagley of Enterprise over Talan Shaw of Gunnison Valley (fall, 4:47)5th place match: Josh Vang of Millard over Braxton MacArt of North Sevier (fall, 0:40)126 pounds1st place match: Conner Hem of Millard over Garrett Jensen of Gunnison Valley (decision, 8-3)3rd place match: Agustin Aguilar of Millard over Cole Adams of Enterprise (fall, 1:47)5th place match: Kevin Morrill of Enterprise over Wyatt Erickson of North Sevier (fall, 2:48)132 pounds1st place match: Tezlin Winn of Gunnison Valley over Morgan Wade of Millard (fall, 1:43)3rd place match: Kannin Boswell of North Sevier over Hayden Anzalone of Enterprise (major decision, 12-4)5th place match: Hunter Rodriguez of Millard over Zayde Walker of Altamont (fall, 4:00)7th place match: Cody Sorenson of North Sevier over Austin Rupp of Enterprise (fall, 0:23)138 pounds1st place match: Jeddy Crittenden of Enterprise over Mark Roman of Millard (major decision, 20-12)3rd place match: Lincoln Fullmer of Millard over Antonio Jaime of Gunnison Valley (fall, 2:27)5th place match: Cash Murdock of Altamont over Brayden Webb of Altamont (decision, 6-2)7th place match: Rusten Lyman of Enterprise over Tucker Prescott of Layton Christian Academy (decision, 10-4)145 pounds1st place match: Dylan Rees of Millard over Tristan Farnsworth of Altamont (fall, 2:39)3rd place match: Kelton Bastian of North Sevier over Coy Terry of Enterprise (fall, 5:06)5th place match: Brayden Gardner of Enterprise over Luke DeGraffenried of Millard (fall, 1:35)7th plce match: Layton Christian’s Petar Dakovski advances by virtue of a bye152 pounds1st place match: Braxton Messersmith of Enterprise over Easton Richins of Altamont (decision, 8-3)3rd place match: Trayton Teeples of Millard over Hunter Tullis of Enterprise (fall, 2:24)5th place match: Jake Sorenson of Gunnison Valley over Brooks Christensen of Millard (fall, 1:37)7th place match: Myers Miller of North Sevier over Cael Moore of Altamont (fall, 3:58)160 pounds1st place match: Riggin Boger of Altamont over Bryant Mullins of Altamont (fall, 5:34)3rd place match: Kelby Bosh of North Sevier over Josh Whitaker of Millard (injury, 0:00)5th place match: Samuel Rowley of Enterprise over Greg Liefting of Gunnison Valley (fall, 3:10)7th place match: Nahum Orozco of Gunnison Valley over Samuel Johnson of Enterprise (fall, 4:37)170 pounds1st place match: KC Whitaker of Millard over Emilio Jackson of Millard (technical fall, 1.5, 5:39 [21-4])3rd place match: Kyron Bracken of Enterprise over Weston Mullins of Altamont (fall, 1:26)5th place match: Koler Ludvigson of Gunnison Valley over Wesley Everett of Enterprise (fall, 3:22)7th place match: Andrea Ilari of Layton Christian over Devin Hone of North Sevier (decision, 8-4)182 pounds1st place match: Talon Belnap of Gunnison Valley over John Gates of Millard (fall, 5:48)3rd place match: McCoy Beal of Altamont over Reilly Burr of North Sevier (fall, 1:08)5th place match: Cooper Whatcott of Millard over Rhextin Simkins of Enterprise (fall, 1:00)7th place match: Enterprise’s Francisco Chavez advances by virtue of a bye.195 pounds1st place match: Danny Garcia of Millard over Dean Busher of Enterprise (fall, 0:24)3rd place match: Wade Brunson of Millard over Tanner Holt of North Sevier (fall, 2:28)5th place match: Eduardo Padilla of Enterprise advances by virtue of a bye.220 pounds1st place match: Cash Robb of Altamont over Jed DeGraffenried of Millard (fall, 0:43)3rd place match: Davis Bracken of Enterprise over Will Wescott of Gunnison Valley (fall, 1:00)5th place match: Scoot DeHerrera of Millard over Manu Vaitaki of Layton Christian (fall, 0:36)7th place match: Cael Day of Enterprise over Cipriano Valdez of Gunnison Valley (fall, 0:31)285 pounds1st place match: MacIntyre Thacker of Altamont over McCoy McKinnon of Altamont (fall, 3:22)3rd place match: Zech DeHerrera of Millard over Tye O’Hanley of Enterprise (fall, 4:54)5th place match: Jonathan Roman of Millard over Clayton Duckworth of North Sevier (fall, 1:58)7th place match: North Sevier’s Walker Andreason advances by virtue of a bye. 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Wärtsilä’s scope of work on the project includes the engineering, the civil works, installation, and commissioning of the plant LNG/bioLNG production plant. (Credit: Wärtsilä.) The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a major contract to supply and construct a plant for production of CO2-neutral liquid transport fuels. The plant will liquefy gas from the natural gas grid to produce carbon-neutral LNG. It will have a capacity of approximately 100,000 tons per year and located in Cologne, Germany. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in September 2020.Wärtsilä’s vast experience and state-of-the-art technologies developed for the process design, fabrication, and delivery of gas liquefaction plants and mature gas treatment solutions prior to liquefaction, were key factors to secure the contract.“It is an honour to have been awarded this order for a landmark project. We take this as a clear endorsement of Wärtsilä’s capabilities in this field. The use of LNG as an emissions-reducing fuel in the marine and transportation industries is already well established, and to introduce bioLNG which can be mixed with LNG is the next obvious step in enabling a CO2-neutral transportation fuel. We look forward to continuing on our mission to enable sustainable societies with smart technology,” said Antti Kuokkanen, VP Gas Solutions.The feedstock for bioLNG is based on biological waste material e.g. liquid manure and food waste. The feedstock is fed to an anaerobic digestion reactor that produces biogas, which is then upgraded to biomethane and injected into the natural gas grid. Green gas certificates are issued along with the injected biomethane, which then permits operators at other locations, such as liquefaction plants producing bioLNG, to buy the certificates and utilise the biomethane.The Wärtsilä scope for this project includes the engineering, the civil works, installation, and commissioning of the plant. The plant will include a gas treatment system based on Wärtsilä’s Puregas CA technology, a liquefaction unit utilising Wärtsilä’s Semi-Dual Brayton technology, storage tanks, truck filling stations, and all necessary safety flare and auxiliary equipment. The plant is expected to be fully operational by autumn 2022.Gas Solutions is a market leader with innovative systems and lifecycle solutions for the gas value chain. Our main focus areas are handling of gas in seaborne transport (storage, fuel, transfer and BOG management), gas to power, liquefaction and biogas solutions. We help our customers on the journey towards a sustainable future through focus on lifecycle, innovation and digitalization. Source: Company Press Release
The company carried out installation of a 343-tonne weighing ultra-deepwater structure, among others, for the ultra-deep-water project in the Bay of Bengal McDermott employed the DLV 2000 offshore supply ship for executing the R Cluster gas project in India. (Credit: McDermott) McDermott International has wrapped up the R Cluster field development project for Reliance Industries in the KG-D6 block in the Krishna Godavari Basin, offshore India.The US-based contractor said that it has achieved pre-commissioning for the ultra-deep-water gas field, which produced its first gas in December 2020.Located off the coast of Kakinada town, the R Cluster field is contained in water depth of over 2,000m. The project features a subsea production system that is tied back to KG D6 control and riser platform (CRP), nearly 60kms apart, through a subsea pipeline.McDermott Asia Pacific senior vice president Ian Prescott said: “The safe and successful completion of Reliance’s KG-D6 R Cluster project is a testament to McDermott’s subsea experience in the Bay of Bengal.“Pre-commissioning and ready for startup was achieved despite difficult circumstances—two severe cyclones during the first campaign and, in the second, navigating the challenging conditions of COVID-19.”McDermott built yard facility in India for the projectFor the R Cluster project, McDermott constructed a yard facility in India, which was used for the fabrication of risers, jumpers, and marine logistics support.The project was made up of two offshore campaigns.McDermott revealed that the first campaign saw the Derrick Lay Vessel (DLV) 2000 offshore supply ship complete the company’s first piggy-back pipelay in S-lay mode in water depth of 1,300m.The first campaign also included the installation of a 343-ton weighing ultra-deepwater structure.McDermott, under the same campaign also installed various six-inch pipelines, pipeline end terminations (PLETs), and manifolds in water depths up to 1,965m. The company also installed what is claimed to be the longest dual riser in India.Under the second campaign, the company installed manifolds, manifold piles, flowlines, S-mode and J-mode PLETs, jumpers, in-line structures, and umbilicals.It also carried out major brownfield modifications to the KG D6 control and riser platform.The R Cluster project is estimated to reach plateau gas production of nearly 12.9 million standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) in the course of this year.Reliance Industries is partnered by BP in the offshore gas project. The partners are also developing the Satellites Cluster and MJ gas projects in the same offshore block.The combined investment for the three gas projects is INR350bn ($4.77bn).
The LNG supply to the JV and Shanghai gas distribution business will be sourced from global LNG portfolio of Total Total partners with Shenergy Group to jointly market LNG in China. (Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay) Total and Shenergy Group, the leading energy player in Shanghai, have signed binding agreements for the supply of up to 1.4 million tons per annum of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Total, as well as the creation of a joint venture to expand LNG marketing in China.The joint venture (Total 49%, Shenergy Group 51%) will sell LNG, supplied by Total, to customers in Shanghai and throughout the neighboring Yangtze River Delta regions, one of the main LNG markets in China. Additionally, Total will supply LNG to Shanghai Gas, the natural gas subsidiary of Shenergy Group, for its distribution business.“This deal with Shenergy Group is a great opportunity to partner with an experienced Gas & LNG player with strong ambitions, as well as a unique entry point into the downstream LNG market in China. This partnership is in line with our strategy to grow along the entire gas value chain,” said Stéphane Michel, President Gas, Renewables & Power at Total. “LNG is playing a key role in meeting the growing demand for natural gas, especially in China where we are pleased to contribute to the diversification of the energy mix.”“The Shenergy Group is very pleased to sign this partnership agreement with Total, which secures a long-term, reliable supply of LNG for the Yangtze River Delta. The Joint Venture with Total will develop the LNG downstream market and support the objective of Shenergy Group to improve the air quality and reduce emissions in the region,” said Mr. Wang Zhehong, Vice President of Shenergy Group and Chairman of Shanghai Gas.The LNG supply to the JV and Shanghai gas distribution business will be sourced from global LNG portfolio of Total through a long-term LNG Sale and Purchase agreement ramping up to 1.4 million tons per annum for a term of twenty years. It will be delivered to Shenergy’s Chinese LNG terminals. Source: Company Press Release
Zoopla founder and ZPG CEO Alex Chesterman (pictured, right) has been revealed as a key investor in an unusual, if not bizarre, new business start-up, which is his 12th to date.Zebra Fuels offers vehicle owners a new service that enables their car, van, lorry or bus to be filled up while they are parked up.Founders Reda Bennis and Romain Saint Guilhem (pictured, LtoR, below) have raised $2.5 million from several new investors including Brent Hoberman, founder of Lastminute.com, and Saul Klein, a co-founder founder of Lovefilm with Alex Chesterman. The duo say they hope to make petrol stations “obsolete”.After signing up to the Zebra Fuel app, customers then pick a time and date to have their car filled up and leave their vehicle parked at a specified location with its fuel cap open.The company, which currently only operates in central London and offers just diesel, is hoping to use the extra cash to expand to a London-wide service and offer both petrol deliveries and electric car charging.“Our goal is to replace the petrol station and in doing so make filling up your car faster, cheaper, less harmful to the environment, and hassle-free,” Reda Bennis told The Times.This is not the first time Alex Chesterman has used his considerable wealth from the ZPG floatation and Love Film sale to invest in start-ups.So far he has helped finance at least 12 including most recently Thriva, a finger-prick blood test health app, employee and consumer benefits firm Perkbox, lunchbox provider Graze, holidays firm Secret Escapes and farm produce distributor Farmdrop.investor petrol petrol stations Alex Chesterman reda Bennis brent hoberman romain saint guilhem saul klein Zoopla ZPG February 8, 2018Nigel 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 » First property, now petrol for serial investor and Zoopla founder Alex Chesterman previous nextProducts & ServicesFirst property, now petrol for serial investor and Zoopla founder Alex ChestermanZPG CEO’s latest punt wants to ‘disrupt’ the petrol station market in the same way he did among estate agents and film hire companies.Nigel Lewis8th February 201801,904 Views
Home » News » Marketing » Zoopla withdraws from Facebook Marketplace four months after joining previous nextMarketingZoopla withdraws from Facebook Marketplace four months after joiningPortal is to reverse its integration with the social media giant’s selling platform despite initial enthusiasm for the deal.Nigel Lewis14th December 201803,413 Views Zoopla has withdrawn from Facebook’s online selling platform Marketplace less than four months after joining it amid much fanfare.From today agents listing with Zoopla will no longer enjoy access to Facebook Marketplace and some 300,000 properties will be withdrawn from the platform.When Zoopla signed up in September the company said the partnership would offer its member agents wider distribution for their listings and make it the ‘best value’ digital marketing platform in the UK.Zoopla remains tight-lipped about the withdrawal, but one rumoured reason for the move is the recent announcement by Facebook that it is reintroducing sponsored advertising within its Marketplace results, including eventually in Europe.Facebook gets most of its revenue from advertising, income that has been dropping recently.Its latest results show that during the third-quarter of 2018, revenue at Facebook increased by just 33% year-on-year, compared with 49% last year.Online advertising“Putting adverts among the Marketplace listings would mean Zoopla could lose control of its agent members’ listings on the platform,” says an industry commentator, who asked not to be named.Facebook has also been hit by a slew of media reports about the danger of scams on free-to-list advertising platforms on which fake landlords lure in desperate tenants.Following the withdrawal of Zoopla from Marketplace, free-to-list portal and competitor TheHouseShop has been making hay, revealing that it has been contacting agents that used to have inventory on MarketPlace via Zoopla and offering its service.As we reported earlier this month, TheHouseShop recently went live with its integration with Facebook Marketplace. OnTheMarket OTM Facebook Marketplace Zoopla December 14, 2018Nigel 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