U.S. Soccer says it has paid women’s national team more than men’s team United States star Megan Rapinoe and three of her international teammates are among 12 nominees for the Best FIFA Women’s Player Award for 2019, and Jill Ellis is on the list for Best Women’s Coach after leading the U.S. to its second consecutive World Cup title. A first-time Best Women’s Player recipient will be named in Milan on Sept. 23 after former winners Marta, Lieke Martens and Carli Lloyd all failed to make the shortlist announced Wednesday. One NWSL coach also made the cut: Paul Riley of the North Carolina Courage. 2019 Best FIFA Women’s Player nomineesLucy Bronze (Lyon & England)Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars & United States)Caroline Graham Hansen (Barcelona & Norway)Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)Amandine Henry (Lyon & France)Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars & Australia)Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit & United States)Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal & Netherlands)Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride & United States)Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC & United States)Wendie Renard (Lyon & France)Ellen White (Manchester City & England)2019 Best FIFA Women’s Coach nomineesMilena Bertolini (Italy)Jill Ellis (United States)Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden)Futoshi Ikeda (Japan U-20)Antonia Is (Spain U-17)Joe Montemurro (Arsenal)Phil Neville (England)Reynald Pedros (Lyon)Paul Riley (North Carolina Courage)Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands) Rapinoe shapes as a strong contender after inspiring the U.S. to glory at the World Cup in France. The 34-year-old scored six goals in five games, including one in the 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final, to claim a Golden Ball-Golden Boot double. Here they are! #TheBest Women’s Player nominees:@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] NOW OPEN https://t.co/t8x1884tdq— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 31, 2019Rapinoe’s compatriots Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle and Julie Ertz are also in contention, as are England pair Ellen White and Lucy Bronze, who claimed the Silver Ball. Related News Jill Ellis steps down as USWNT coach after back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles The list of contenders has been expanded to 12 from the usual 10 due to a tie in the number of votes received by some nominees.Ellis, meanwhile, is up against Netherlands boss Sarina Wiegman, whose side the U.S. beat in the World Cup final. The coaches of both semifinalists, England’s Phil Neville and Sweden’s Peter Gerhardsson, are also on the shortlist.
Civmec wins three contracts in Australia. (Credit: Pixabay/David Mark.) Civmec, an Australia-based heavy engineering and construction services provider, announced that it has secured three contracts in Australia with a combined value of A$175m ($126m).As per Civmec, the three contracts are from the metals and minerals and the oil and gas sectors and are expected to contribute significantly to a solid base load of activity for its manufacturing facilities.The first contract is from BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) to fabricate, modularise and carry out commissioning of a ship loader, for its Hay Point loading port in Central Queensland.The second contract is from Woodside Energy, for a term of five years, with an option to extend it for one more year. As per the contract, it will support Woodside’s onshore and offshore production facilities and capital projects in Australia.And, for the third contract, Civmec will supply modules for the Iron Bridge Magnetite project, a joint venture between Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary FMG Iron Bridge and Formosa Steel IB.Civmec to complete BMA contract in second half of 2022For the first contract, BMA has selected Civmec to fabricate, modularise and commission the 1,800T SL2A ship loader at Hay Point Coal Terminal.The project is still subject to final board approval from BHP and Mitsubishi.As per the contract, Civmec will supply and assemble the ship loader, up to the no-load commissioning stage.The firm will manufacture the large material handling equipment at its Henderson manufacturing facility in Western Australia.Work is expected to begin immediately and is anticipated to be completed in the second half of 2022. During the peak manufacture period, nearly 150 jobs in Perth could be created.For the second contract, Civmec will support Woodside’s onshore and offshore facilities.For the third contract, Civmec will supply 4,700 tonnes of conveyor, trusses and trestles for the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project. Work is expected to begin this month and the majority of it could be completed in FY21.Civmec CEO Patrick Tallon said: “We are extremely pleased to be given this opportunity to further support BHP in the delivery of a ship loader. This contract follows on from other smart modules and machines delivered by Civmec for BHP projects as part of our partnership delivering high quality, complex machines.”“We are also privileged to have secured a long-term contract with Woodside, having delivered several projects to them in the past.“This contract will provide us with a base load of work and allow us to work with Woodside as a partner to optimise efficiencies and savings in the delivery of our services to them over the longer term.” The company has three contracts are from the metals and minerals and the oil and gas sectors