first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Per a report on, the Utah Valley Wolverines men’s basketball roster received a shot in the arm from a Power 5 conference Tuesday.An announcement from Utah Valley men’s basketball coach, Mark Pope, confirms that Oklahoma State transfer Brandon Averette has signed a grant-in-aid award to play for the Wolverines.Pope says he thinks the 5’11” 185-pound guard is “faster than a cheetah” and “will continue the extraordinary legacy of point guard play at Utah Valley.”Pope also stated that he believes Averette can take the Wolverines’ program to another level.Averette, a native of Richardson, Texas, played in 36 games for the Big 12 Conference Cowboys, starting six of them, while averaging 6.3 points, 2.9 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 steals on the 2017-18 season.Averette shot a respectable 41 percent from the field as well as 75 percent of his free throws on the season for the Cowboys.In a January 10 86-82 loss to Kansas State, Averette had his best game of the season, amassing a career-high 22 points, while making 8 of 11 shots against the Wildcats.On November 13, 2017, in an 83-66 win over the Charlotte 49ers, Averette threw down a thunderous dunk that earned him the #3 spot that evening on ESPN’S SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays of the night segment.Averette, who will have two seasons of college eligibility in Orem, said “Utah Valley is the right situation for me.”He will sit out the 2018-19 season because of NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible to play in the 2019-20 season. May 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Gets Oklahoma State Transfer Tags: Kansas State/Mark Pope/Oklahoma State/Utah Valley/Wolverines Brad Jameslast_img read more

first_imgComet Ridge has begun moving equipment to the Albany 1 well site, in preparation for when fishing operations are completed Image: Ensign Rig 932 on site at Albany 2. Photo: Courtesy of Comet Ridge Limited. Comet Ridge provides an update on the drilling operations at the Albany 2 well in the Galilee Basin. The well is being drilled as part of the Galilee Deeps Joint Venture (GDJV) 2019 drilling programme with Vintage Energy.Since the last drilling update to the ASX on 10 September 2019, downhole wireline logs have been run and have indicated good reservoir quality and the presence of gas in several of the sandstone sections of the target reservoir. Logging operations over the past week have taken pressure measurements before being interrupted by the tool getting stuck in the hole. Comet Ridge is currently undertaking fishing operations to retrieve the tool, which is expected to be completed over the coming days.Once fishing operations are completed, Comet Ridge will run in and cement 4 ½” casing in preparation for further evaluation activities in Q4 2019.Given the well has been drilled to its total depth of 2702 metres, Comet Ridge has begun moving equipment to the Albany 1 well site, in preparation for when fishing operations are completed. It is anticipated that the rig will arrive at the Albany 1 well site to commence side-track operations by late next week. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

first_imgThe Oxford Guild has announced that Kanye West will be giving a talk at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.At 11pm this evening (March 1st), the Guild’s Facebook page created an event entitled “Kanye West speaks to the Oxford Guild Business Society”, and reported that West would be speaking at the Museum of Natural History tomorrow (March 2nd), at 3pm.According to the event page, the first batch of tickets will go on sale at midnight, with further releases at 2am, and at 9am tomorrow morning.Students were encouraged to sign up to a random ballot for tickets. However, the organisers were keen to emphasise that students would be chosen completely at random.The Guild told Cherwell that as of 12.30am, over 1,800 students had balloted for tickets.Once selected, students will have two hours in which to buy their tickets before the link expires.Abbas Kazmi, Chairman of the Oxford Guild, told Cherwell, “We are very excited to be hosting such an inspiring and high profile a speaker as the legendary Kanye West and expect it to be a fascinating and memorable event.“It is great to see the hard work pay off after having spent many hours negotiating against the odds and keeping things under wraps to secure this event, which is a real coup for the Guild, which I am proud to see continuing to grow from strength to strength, reaching even higher heights and winning ever more national awards and accolades.”He continued to thank the Guild committee, and went on to say, “This is the first in a series of incredibly high profile speakers the Guild has lined up. We have been working industriously behind the scenes and would recommend you watch this space!” There has been no word yet on the subject of West’s speech, but the rapper has been outspoken about business in recent years, condeming, among others, Louis Veitton.West is in the UK for the Brit Awards, where he performed on February 25th, revealing on Twitter last night that his upcoming album is to be titled So Help Me God.So Help Me God— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 1, 2015Kazmi also told Cherwell that a full video of the talk will be available, and explained the reasoning behind the event’s ticketing system. “We do not want students to waste their afternoons queuing outside the Union chamber Frewin Court for example, only not to be let in and to be left disappointed. Nor do we want students to ballot and then not turn up leaving empty seats which have been taken by others.”He also emphasised that only Oxford-registered emails would be valid in the ballot.Sean O’Neill, of Hertford College, was one of the first students to secure a ticket. He remarked to Cherwell, “I get to be in the same room as Kanye West! This is so great it almost makes me like the Oxford Guild.”Oliver Johnston-Watt, a member of the general committee, commented, “Aside from the executive, only two other committee members knew about this. When the first e-mail came in I thought it was some kind of joke but with Kanye being in the UK at the moment for the Brits it all started to make sense.He remarked that it was “absolutely outrageous for any student society to bring in a speaker like Kanye West.“Clearly,” he continued, “the Oxford Guild mean business.”last_img read more