FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Australian:One of the major owners of the Bluewaters Power Station, Sumitomo, is understood to have hired restructuring firm Houlihan Lokey as a debt repayment deadline approaches for the asset, which owes $400m.Houlihan Lokey, which counts Australian restructuring expert Jim McKnight in its ranks, is now one of a raft of advisers around the situation.McGrath Nicol is working with the lenders, along with law firm G+T, while Japanese bank MUFG is working as the financial adviser to the Bluewaters company. Law firm Clayton Utz is also working for Sumitomo.Debt is due in August, and the challenge will be finding funding at a time that banks are shying away from coal-fired power stations.The power station, 4.5km northeast of Collie in Western Australia, was built by Griffin Energy in 2009. Owners include 50 per cent shareholder Sumitomo of Japan and Japanese power utility Kansai Electric. It has generation capacity of about 430 megawatts.Some observers say the owners may have to stump up equity to ensure it continues to operate.[Bridget Carter]More: Debt deadline nearing for Bluewaters owner Sumitomo Debt woes threaten Australia’s newest coal-fired power plant
The state controller’s’ website that says it is in possession of more than $8 billion in unclaimed property, and there are seven listings of “Kobe Bryant” — most, if not all, are the actual Lakers star who has been keeping a low profile lately.For example, one insurance company has been trying to give him reimbursement checks for $482.50 and $232, using the Lakers’ offices address and his Newport Coast home address, but no luck.Another claim says the Walt Disney Company has $14.42 in unpaid wages sitting there for him.Two more listings indicate Kobe and Vanessa Bryant are entitled to $4,957 in “uncashed warrants” and another $107.47 from a lapsed checking account.When you’re about to walk away from a $25 million payment in the final year of an NBA contract, wouldn’t every dollar count at this point when you’re about to invest in matching Life Alert bracelets?• What a relief that a media outlet outside the Dodgers organization’s payroll — one that uses an exclamation point after its name — did the discovery homework on Aroldis Chapman’s pending domestic violence situation and subsequent MLB office investigation. You’d have thought the MLB people about to check into Yasiel Puig’s recent Miami incident would have tipped someone off in the Dodgers’ front office with at least a 106-mph email?• In this moment of Post-Traumatic Greinke Reality, why wouldn’t the Dodgers champion Chapman, and the possibility of him literally saving their 2016 season, in the same way the Dallas Cowboys have found a way to embrace the upside of Greg Hardy?• If the net result is that the Dodgers prevent one future foul ball from hitting a fan behind home plate who may otherwise be buried in a text message and not paying attention, then isn’t the decision to extend netting around Dodger Stadium from dugout-to-dugout really going to be better for everyone? Or should they just forgo bobblehead night giveaways and instead hand out bubble wrap to all ticket holders as they enter the park?• The FanDuel “World Fantasy Football Championship” happens live Sunday in San Diego. The winner’s guarantee: $3 million.Not to be outdone, the DraftKings “Fantasy Football World Championship” (note the difference in the wording) has its finale Jan. 16-17 at an undisclosed location in L.A. That event will be “featured” on ESPN, a proud sponsor of the organization. To that winner: $5 million.The trick to getting to the Draft Kings’ L.A. finale is qualifying at an event Dec. 20 in San Diego. According to the website, among those who’ve made it this far go by upstanding names such as “ChipotleAddict,” “Boozehounds22,” “pickingnutshells,” “BrettFraud,” “getmeabrew,” and “syntheticvirus.”(Note: both daily fantasy companies planned to have their “championship” this weekend in Las Vegas, but the Nevada Gaming Control Board kicked them out — seems this thing constitutes gambling under state laws and neither FanDuel nor DraftKings bothered to get a gambling license, which, if they did, would be and admittance of gambling. Current California statutes, apparently, are much more lenient.)There is some verbiage from the FanDuel website about its championship day: “Welcome to the pantheon. Fantasy sports’ highest honor. The pinnacle of any fan’s career. Sure, we count success in dollars. But greatness is measured in championships.”Who wouldn’t want to be part of that legacy? Why fuel the snark, Sark?Which of the 12 missteps in his rehabilitation program suggests filing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit with the sole intent of deflecting personal accountability?And don’t you understand that if you just ride this out — hire a damage-control specialist who re-introduces you to the media and the public as a man seeking redemption, and keep busy until Lane Kiffin takes another fall upwards and needs an offensive coordinator — things might straighten themselves?But making this all so messy, and involving the court of public opinion … for someone who could have been fired simply for the way the Trojans were prepared for a Thursday night loss at the Coliseum to Washington, isn’t there a remote chance that this overblown legal move is apt to blow your cover at future AA meetings?• How tough must it be for the state of California to track down one Kobe Bean Bryant? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Gospel according to Sark is … now what?This one-time USC football coach believes his career has been permanently derailed because of his inability to hold down a stressful but highly compensated job in a dangerously competitive but rewarding field.And now he’s brought together some of the top chasers of ambulances, who have apparently convinced him they can monetize his pain.From sympathetic, to now just pathetic, Steve Sarkisian has chosen his new narrative.