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Nicklaus Britt Ends Rose Invitational Tied For 26th

first_img Tags: Jared Kinoshita/Nicklaus Britt/Rose Invitational/Waikoloa FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWAIKOLOA, Hawaii-Wednesday, the Rose Invitational hosted by the Waikoloa Kings Course of Waikoloa, Hawaii concluded with Dixie State’s men’s golf team finishing 7th overall with a score of 291 (879).Former Millard High star, Nicklaus Britt, finished tied for 26th overall as he shot a 75 on Wednesday, finishing with a collective score of 222.Hawaii-Hilo, the host for this event, won the tournament with a collective score of 288 (857).The individual winner was the Vulcans’ Jared Kinoshita who shot a 68 on Wednesday, to finish at 205.This tournament concludes the fall season for the Dixie State men’s golf squad. Brad James October 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Nicklaus Britt Ends Rose Invitational Tied For 26th Written bylast_img read more

Robotham 3 at buzzer puts UNLV over BYU 92-90 in OT

first_imgDecember 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Robotham 3 at buzzer puts UNLV over BYU 92-90 in OT FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP) — Noah Robotham sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give UNLV a 92-90 win over BYU in overtime on Saturday night, snapping a three-game skid.UNLV fell behind 90-89 with :18 left in the extra period. Following a timeout, Robotham took the assist from Amauri Hardy and drained the 3-pointer as time expired for the win.Joel Ntambwe led the Runnin’ Rebels (5-4) with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Kris Cylburn and Hardy added 21 points apiece, Robotham finished with 12 points and Cheikh Mbacke Diong 10.UNLV led 47-30 at the break but BYU battled back in the second half, cutting it to 68-61 with 8:29 to play. From there, UNLV watched its lead evaporate and a 3-point play by Jahshire Hardnett put the Cougars (8-5) up 83-81 with 2:22 remaining. That held until the final :27 when Ntambwe was fouled, then sank two from the line to tie it 83-all. BYU’s Zac Seljaas missed a 3 at the buzzer, sending the game into overtime.Yoeli Childs led BYU with 25 points and 11 boards. Hardnett and TJ Haws had 19 points each and Seljaas had 10. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball Associated Press Written bylast_img read more

Numerous Utah College Football Players Named To Outland Trophy Watch List

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDALLAS-Tuesday, the 2019 Outland Trophy watch list was released, featuring four collegians representing Utah schools.This award is annually given to the best interior lineman in college football, representing both the offensive and defensive lines.BYU is represented by sophomore offensive lineman Brady Christensen and junior defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga. The University of Utah is represented by senior defensive tackle John Penisini and senior defensive tackle Leki Fotu.As a redshirt freshman, Christensen, a product of Bountiful High School, started all 13 of the Cougars’ games last season. Tonga has played in 26 games for the Cougars in his collegiate career. He has 49 career tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks and a forced fumble.Penisini earned second-team all-Pac-12 honors last season, posting two sacks and seven tackles for a loss for the Utes. Fotu is a returning all-Pac-12 first team member, amassing three sacks and 5.5 tackles for a loss for Utah in 2018.In his career with the Utes, Fotu has 57 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 10.5 tackles for a loss.This year’s winner will be the 74th all-time recipient of this prestigious award. July 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Numerous Utah College Football Players Named To Outland Trophy Watch List Tags: Brady Christensen/BYU/John Penisini/Khyiris Tonga/Leki Fotu/Outland Trophy/Utah Brad Jameslast_img read more

LeBron James’ school to build transitional housing for students’ families in need

first_img Written by Beau Lund November 8, 2019 /Sports News – National LeBron James’ school to build transitional housing for students’ families in needcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail4nadia/iStock(AKRON, OH) — NBA superstar LeBron James is not only helping kids from his hometown receive an education, but he’s also making sure families have the necessary support to succeed outside the classroom. The Los Angeles Lakers franchise player announced Monday that his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, is partnering with Graduate Hotels to launch the I Promise Village — a transitional housing opportunity for families in need.The public school, which incorporates a STEM-based curriculum, is operated by the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools. It first opened its doors in 2018 and currently includes more than 340 students in third, fourth and fifth grades.For Britney Bennett, a 32-year-old mother living in Akron, stable housing is something she’s tirelessly fighting to secure for her three children.On Tuesday, Bennett told ABC News that this opportunity would be especially beneficial for her 9-year-old daughter, Trinity Thomas, a fourth-grader at the I Promise School.Bennett and her children currently live in a local shelter after she lost their apartment nearly two years ago and fell behind on the rent while living on a $8.25 an hour wage.She said that her children, the youngest being a 1 year old, have juggled between the shelter and staying overnight with their grandmother until they find a permanent place to live.Bennett, a high school dropout who later earned her GED and studied at The Milan Institute of Cosmetology, said there were a rough couple of months and remembers having to change clothes in her car. Her daughter, Trinity, consoled her mother as she watched her cry about their current circumstances.“I feel bad as a mom. … My baby shouldn’t have to go through that,” Bennett said.James, the former Cleveland Cavaliers MVP player who helped lead the team to their 2016 championship victory, is an Akron native who empathizes with stable housing.The I Promise Village is set to officially open before the next academic school year in July. Renovations on the historic Westmont apartment building, which is roughly five blocks from the school in Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood, will be underway soon.In his 2010 book, “LeBron’s Dream Team: How Four Friends and I Brought a Championship Home,” he wrote about his mother, Gloria’s, challenges that resulted with them having to move a dozen times by age 10.In the fourth grade, James said he missed 83 days of school, but still held on to his “big dreams.”“It was mentally challenging. … No kid at 8,9 should have stress. And I was one of those kids, so I know exactly what those kids today are going through being a part of this,” James told ESPN ahead of the school’s opening last year.Michele Campbell, the executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, believes that James’ extraordinary investment into the students stems from the fact that “he sees himself” in them.“When our students have to worry about where they’re going to lay their heads … going from pillow to pillow, it creates issues. … And unfortunately, when kids face those challenges, it comes out in their behavior,” said Victoria McGee, director of the I PROMISE School’s Family Resource Center.McGee called the school a “one-stop shop” for its list of resources and said that the new housing plan is just an expansion of that.Resources for students include a free food pantry, clothing, transportation, financial literacy programs, mental health services and free annual eye exams.Among the school’s new additions are a media lab and a colorful outdoor basketball court. In October, 90 students and their families were given free eyeglasses and offered follow-up care along with replacement services.The LeBron James Family Foundation confirmed to ABC News that no specific families have been selected yet for the I Promise Village. It will include approximately 20 families that are in immediate need of housing.For Bennett, just the sheer possibility is enough to be grateful for. She hopes to one day have the chance to tell James how “amazing” he is.Bennett said she would like to tell James: “What you’re doing is out of this world to me and I feel like it’s a blessing.The investment into the students already appears to be paying off.In April, 90% of the inaugural class met or exceeded their reading and math scores and outpaced their peers across the district, according to The New York Times.The incredible achievement is especially remarkable considering most of the students were once deemed some of the worst academic performers and previously ranked in the bottom 25th percentile.McGee, a graduate of the University of Akron, spent two decades working in the criminal justice system before she joined the team at the I Promise School. The Cleveland native called her job a chance to serve as an “agent of change” for local families. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Downs South Dakota School of Mines

first_img Written by Tags: Dixie State basketball Brad James December 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Downs South Dakota School of Mines FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Jack Pagenkopf posted 23 points and 6 assists on 7-13 shooting as Dixie State bested the South Dakota School of Mines 77-69 Friday at Burns Arena in Rocky Moutain Athletic Conference basketball action.Hunter Schofield added 18 points and 13 rebounds on 9-13 from the field for the Trailblazers, who improved to 7-0 on the season and 2-0 in RMAC play.Mitchell Sueker’s 16 points led the Hardrockers in the loss as they fell to 3-5 and 0-2 in conference play.Dixie State hosts Black Hills State Saturday evening to complete this two-game home-stand.last_img read more

Mitchell scores 32 points to lead Jazz over Magic 109-96

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDonovan Mitchell scored 32 points and Georges Niang added 15 off the bench to help the Utah Jazz beat the Orlando Magic 109-96.Bojan Bogdanovic had 14 points, Emmanuel Mudiay scored 12 and Joe Ingles finished with 11 for the Jazz, who won their fifth straight game.Terrence Ross led Orlando with 24 points and Nikola Vucevic had 22 points and 11 rebounds, but the Magic couldn’t keep up with Utah’s 3-point shooting in the fourth quarter. Utah led 76-75 going into the final period and then hit eight of 13 shots from behind the arc, including its first five field goals of the quarter to break open a close game. Associated Press January 4, 2020 /Sports News – Local Mitchell scores 32 points to lead Jazz over Magic 109-96 Written by Tags: Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Utah Jazzlast_img read more

Worley secures contract extension for BP’s North Slope operations

first_imgThe Australia-based Worley will continue to provide wells support services and fluids hauling for BP’s Alaskan fields BP gives contract extension to Worley for its North Slope operations. Photo: courtesy of Rickmouser45/Wikipedia.org. Worley revealed that it has secured a two-year contract extension from BP Exploration (Alaska) related to the latter’s North Slope operations in Alaska.The contract extension for the Australian engineering services company is for wells support services and fluids hauling for the North Slope operations.The financial terms of the contract were not disclosed by the Australia-based firm.The company said that the extension was given before BP entered into a deal in August 2019 to sell the Alaskan business to Hilcorp Alaska for $5.6bn. The sale includes BP Exploration (Alaska), which holds BP’s upstream oil and gas interests in Alaska, apart from the stake of BP Pipelines (Alaska) in the 1,287km long Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).Worley won the original contract in 2012Worley said that it will continue to be responsible for the maintenance, modifications, operations and drilling support for new and also existing wells, in addition to well sites for BP’s Alaska wells and fluids organisation. The original contract was won by the company in 2012.The services will be carried out by Worley’s Alaskan team with support from its global business.Worley CEO Andrew Wood said: “We are pleased this contract has been renewed so we can continue to support BP in the challenging and remote conditions on the North Slope.”The upstream part of BP’s North Slope operations includes the company’s 26% stake in the onshore Prudhoe Bay oilfield, which has been in production since 1977. The Prudhoe Bay oilfield is estimated to potentially yield more than a billion additional barrels.BP also has non-operating stakes in the producing Milne Point and Point Thomson fields. In addition to that, the oil and gas firm has non-operating interests in the Liberty project, offshore Alaska, and exploration lease interests in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in northeastern Alaska.BP’s deal to sell its Alaskan business to Hilcorp Alaska is subject to receipt of state and federal regulatory approval, is expected to be closed in 2020.last_img read more

Energean to deploy ODYSSEA platform at gas production facility in Greece

first_img Energean to deploy the ODYSSEA Platform at its Gas Production Platform in Greece. (Credit: Pixabay/C Morrison) UK-based oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company, Energean Oil & Gas has signed an agreement with the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) to deploy the ODYSSEA Platform.The ODYSSEA instrumentation, which was developed by the EU-funded ODYSSEA Project, will be deployed on the company’s gas production platform that is based in South Kavala, Greece.The equipment will be used to monitor the selected oceanographic parameters that include conductivity, water temperature (pH), water level, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen as well as the currents at various depths over the water column, suspended matter and marine noise.Energean will deploy ODYSSEA’s Modular Seafloor LanderODYSSEA coordinator Georgios Sylaios said: “The agreement illustrates the rapid progress made by the ODYSSEA Project.“This is the essence of ODYSSEA, since it aims to familiarise users with oceanographic instrumentation, models, forecasts and services.”The firm will also use an autonomous system, the ODYSSEA’s Modular Seafloor Lander that includes different sensor types which are powered by an on-board battery package.The system will be deployed at the sea bottom near Energean facilities in the Thracian Sea where it will collect data with a pre-defined temporal interval.The oil and gas company said that ODYSSEA is in advanced stages of developing, operating and demonstrating an interoperable and cost-effective platform.The platform completely integrates the networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin, addressing both the open sea and the coastal zone.Energean HSE director Vassilis Tsetoglou said: “As a company that is focused on delivering energy transition and securing the sustainable development of natural resources in the Mediterranean, we are committed to advance research and data collection in the Mediterranean.”Recently, the firm has submitted an addendum to the field development plan (FDP) of the Karish North field to the Israeli government upon completion of an independent competent persons report (CPR). The ODYSSEA equipment will be used to monitor the selected oceanographic parameters that include conductivity, water temperature (pH), water level, turbidity, and dissolved oxygenlast_img read more

Tenant Referencing

first_imgHome » News » Tenant Referencing previous nextTenant Referencing22nd July 20140736 Views Hands-on approachAlthough many agents do outsource their tenant referencing service to a third-party, there are others who prefer to keep the work in-house.“We have so far avoided the temptation to outsource referencing and continue to undertake the task ourselves,” said Mark Sandall of Andrew Granger & Co. “This means we are able to monitor the situation more closely and build up a better relationship with the applicant. We can also see how the applicants conduct themselves through the referencing process to ensure they are suitable.”Charlotte Baker of Belvoir in Melton Mowbray concurred. “We do our referencing in-house as we see it as an opportunity to really assess the tenant. We find it more revealing than a ‘yes or no’ from a referencing company, although we do use Experian for the credit check.”Rent guaranteeFor many landlords, their biggest fear is not being paid rent. Yet, despite the recovering economy, Shelter is warning that over 215,000 homes in England are at risk of eviction or repossession, equating to 4,140 households under threat every week, mainly because tenants are struggling to pay their rent, reinforcing the need for tenant reference checks.“We also perform our own internet search on potential clients and use Lonres to ensure there is no detrimental information about them.” Nicky Ennor-Glynn Strutt & Parker“Due to the high volume of repossessions, referencing procedures are even more important as there are tenants out there who are giving false information,” said Mike Howard of Mistoria Lettings.Aside from tenant references, there are many companies offering a range of rent guarantee or loss of rent and legal expenses insurance schemes, to protect landlords against tenants who fail to pay their rent.It is usually a condition of the rent guarantee insurance policy that the landlord from a specialist tenant referencing firm, before the start of a new tenancy.Mandy Stevenette of Stevenette & Co said, “If you want to provide a rent guarantee, as part of a management service, it [tenant reference] is part of the requirement for that.”Credit checksRosalind Florence, Head of Lettings at Glentree, who described tenant referencing as “much the same as if you are taking out a mortgage”, said that her firm use the services of a credit rating agency who check all aspects of a prospective tenant and then issue a credit rating.“If it is an A rating then the credit rating agency will offer rent insurance cover, that is, if the tenant defaults the insurance cover will pay the rent until the tenant is evicted,” said Florence. “If the rating comes up as a B the tenant will be asked to supply a guarantor and the whole process starts again.”“If the tenant cannot supply adequate references, an agency credit check will be taken out to ensure they are who they say they are and then the tenant will be asked to pay all the rent in advance,” she added.Florence insists that it is everyone’s interest – agent, landlord and tenant – to ensure that the tenant is in a strong financial position” to meet their rent payments, proving a platform for “a happy relationship between all three parties”, but at what cost?Tenant feesThe amount that agents charge tenants for things like tenant referencing has been a topic of hot debate in recent months, with the Labour party going as far as actually trying to ban agents from charging tenant fees by forcing a vote in the Commons in May, which they lost.Although Labour’s policy was defeated by opposing MPs, the issue of tenant fees simply will simply not go away, with Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds still insisting that more should be done.So we asked a number of agents to explain how they recoup the cost of the tenant referencing  service and the majority said that they generally charge tenants a ‘reference charge’ or include the cost as part of a general ‘administration fee’, although some agents do also charge landlords, albeit usually a smaller amount.“Our initial ‘tenancy set up’ charge is the tenants bundled up contribution towards the cost of referencing, tenancy agreements, assisting in setting up of utilities and general administration,” said Howard Cundey’s Arlo Risby. “The landlord also makes a smaller contribution toward the  administration of £100.”W.A.Ellis charge a reference fee of £50 + VAT per person which is payable by the tenant. “This covers W.A.Ellis applying for and verifying individual references on the tenant, and also a credit check carried out by a referencing firm, LetRisks,” said Lucy Morton, Senior Partner at W.A.Ellis.”Among the fees that they charge, Glentree ask tenants to pay for the credit check which costs approximately £25.Rentify does not charge tenants for referencing. The company offers two services: a free credit check and comprehensive background references which cost £15 + VAT per tenant, paid for by the landlord.Room for growthWith a growing number of people struggling to buy property, demand for rental homes will almost certainly rise, with the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association forecasting that 16.9 million homes, or 51 per cent, of all 33.1 million residential properties in the UK will be privately or socially rented by 2032, placing greater importance on the tenant referencing procedure in the process.Some key referencing suppliers:Agent Assure www.agentassure.co.ukAssurant Let www.assurantintermediary.co.ukCall Credit www.callcredit.co.ukEndsleigh www.endsleigh.co.ukHomeLet www.homelet.co.ukLetRisks www.letrisks.comLetAlliance www.letalliance.co.ukMaras www.maras.co.ukRentguard www.rentguard.co.ukSourceLet www.sourcelet.co.ukContacts:Belvoir www.belvoirlettings.comStrutt & Parker www.struttandparker.comGlentree Estates www.glentree.co.ukStevenette and Co www.stevenette.comW.A.Ellis www.waellis.comHoward Cundey www.howardcundey.comMistoria Lettings www.mistorialettings.co.ukResidential Landlords Association www.rla.org.ukAndrew Granger www.andrewgranger.co.ukCentury 21 UK www.century21uk.comRentify www.rentify.com July 22, 2014The NegotiatorWhat’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 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

Purplebricks floats on AIM

first_imgPurplebricks, which allows homeowners to sell their properties for a flat fee from £665 plus VAT, floated on the AIM market last week at a value of £240.3 million, with shares initially trading at an opening price of 104.5p before dropping to 96.5p.The company, which launched in April 2014, is backed by some heavyweight investors, including prominent Fund Manager Neil Woodford, Paul Pindar (left), the retired Chief Executive of outsourcing group Capita, and Errol Damelin, the Founder of payday lender Wonga.Purplebricks, which has swiftly established itself as the number one online estate agency, prides itself on offering a cheaper service than traditional estate agents and currently lists in the region of 4,300 homes for sale, and said its market share among the top six online estate agents had grown to in excess of 60 per cent.Purplebricks charges a flat fee of £665 plus VAT for a sale in the UK, rising to £965 plus VAT in prime London post codes. There are some additional charges for a premium service.The funds raised from the float will allow Purplebricks to increase its presence across the UK, according to Chief Executive Michael Bruce.He said, “The funds raised will allow us to further deepen our presence across the UK through additional investment in people, technology, infrastructure and marketing to deliver our ambitious growth plans as well as value for all of our shareholders.”The firm aims are to continue to build its lettings business, grow its mortgage business and optimise the significant and growing traffic visiting its website.In a statement, the business added, “Purplebricks approaches the key trading period of the first quarter of the new calendar year with confidence and, in the Directors’ opinion, with the Purplebricks hybrid model set to continue to change the way that houses are sold and let.”Purplebricks online estate agency Purplebricks floats on AIM December 22, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks floats on AIM previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks floats on AIMPurplebricks, the online estate agents, has started trading on London’s junior market.The Negotiator22nd December 20150525 Viewslast_img read more

OnTheMarket founding agent Chestertons signs with ZPG

first_imgChestertons, one of the founding agents of property portal OnTheMarket (OTM) and one of London’s largest branch networks, has returned to Zoopla after a three-year hiatus.Its 32 branches have started listing on ZPG’s two websites with immediate effect as well as continuing to appear on Rightmove and OTM.A spokesperson from OnTheMarket said: “”Chestertons remains a valued and supportive estate agent customer of, and shareholder in, OnTheMarket and indeed has recently chosen to sign a new 5-year listing agreement with us.”Chestertons is one of a growing number of agents now listing on all three platforms after OTM lifted its ‘one other portal rule’ following its listing on the AIM stock market.“We’re excited to be returning to ZPG and having all of Chestertons properties listed on all four of the UK’s main property websites, which will benefit both our customers and our business,” says Allan Collins, CEO of Chestertons.The company, which founded OTM alongside several other high-profile agents including Knight Frank and Savills, is not the only agent to have signed up with or returned to ZPG recently.The portal says a flurry of branches have signed a listings agreement with it in recent weeks including eight from Martin & Co, six from Winkworth, five from Surrey agent Warren Powell Richards, five from Hampshire agent Charters and three from Ellis & Co.“We are very pleased to welcome Chestertons and many other partners back to the ZPG platform,” says ZPG MD of Property Mark Goddard (left).“They recognise the value we can bring to their business in terms of brand exposure and to their vendors and landlords by ensuring the maximum enquiries for their properties.”Chestertons was founded in 1805 and became one of London’s leading agents before going into receivership in 2005 and then being bought by the current shareholders who then began building it back up from eleven branches to its current 32, led by now former boss Robert Bartlett.   Martin & Co Mark Goddard OnTheMarket OTM Allan Collins Chestertons Ellis & Co ZPG March 27, 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » OnTheMarket founding agent Chestertons signs with ZPG previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnTheMarket founding agent Chestertons signs with ZPGAgency says it is “excited” to be joining ZPG’s two portals despite setting up OnTheMarket in 2015 with other agents in direct competition.Nigel Lewis27th March 20180875 Viewslast_img read more

Tenant fees bill passes 2nd Lords reading without amendment

first_imgThe tenant fees bill has passed its second reading in the House of Lords without amendment and is now only a few months away from becoming law.During a short one-hour debate several changes were tabled by both Liberal Democrat and Labour peers including campaigner Baroness Grender, all of which were rejected by Lord Bourne, the government’s representative on housing in the Lords.These included amendments to limit the costs of replacing tenants in a shared house to £50, rather than the £250 that both incoming and outgoing tenants are often asked to pay.Another amendment sought to prevent landlords and agents from ‘double charging’ tenants who ask to quit a tenancy before the minimum period has finished.This would have required agents and landlords to only charge tenants for the lost rent up to the point a new tenant moved in, whereas now landlords will only be required to pass a ‘reasonableness’ test.Tenant fees billOther amendments attempted to force agents and landlords to find the best utility rates for tenants whose rent includes gas and electricity bills – a loophole that several lords said could be exploited by agents after the ban.Baroness Gardner also tabled an amend to prevent landlords charging tenants for a Right to Rent test, which she claimed was another potential loophole.One issue that Lord Bourne agreed to look at and include in the bill’s report stage due on 5th December is to require landlords and agents to tell tenants  why they have withheld a holding deposit – the so called ‘transparency’ clause.After its Report stage the bill will receive its third and final reading. Any further amendments will then be considered before it receives royal assent early next year. Lord Bourne House of Lords Baroness Grender Tenant Fees Bill November 21, 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Tenant fees bill passes 2nd Lords reading without amendment previous nextRegulation & LawTenant fees bill passes 2nd Lords reading without amendmentAttempts by Labour and the Liberal Democrats to tighten up both holding deposits and how much tenants are charged for leaving a tenancy early were defeated.Nigel Lewis21st November 201805,046 Viewslast_img read more

Growth predicted for significant pockets of the UK

first_imgUK house prices grew by 1.7% in the year to January 2019, down from 2.2% in the year to December 2018 – the lowest annual growth for the UK since June 2013, when house prices increased by 1.5%.House price growth was strongest in Wales where prices increased by 4.6% in the year to January 2019, followed by the East Midlands region, increasing by 4.4%. The lowest annual growth was in London, where prices fell by 1.6% over the year to January 2019, down from a fall of 0.7% in December 2018. This was followed by the East of England where prices fell 0.2% over the year, its first fall over the year since October 2011.The Bank of England’s inflation report for February 2019 noted that activity in the housing market has been subdued. They report the slowdown has been sharpest in the London market which has probably been disproportionately affected by regulatory and tax changes, and by lower net migration from the EU. London house price inflation was also materially above income growth between 2014 and early 2016, reducing affordability.The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) January 2019 UK Residential Market Survey results continue to signal a subdued market, with enquiries, sales and new instructions all falling further over the month. At the headline level, new buyer enquiries fell for the sixth successive monthly with demand also softening across most of the UK.The UK Property Transactions Statistics for January 2019 showed that on a seasonally adjusted basis, the number of transactions on residential properties with a value of £40,000 or greater was 101,170. This is 1.3% higher than a year ago. Between December 2018 and January 2019, transactions increased by 0.8%.The Bank of England’s Money and Credit latest release showed that mortgage approvals for house purchase (an indicator of future lending) increased in January to 66,800, slightly above the average of the previous six months of 65,500.Headline statistics for January 2019Average price of a property in the UK was £228,147Annual price change for a property in the UK was 1.7%Monthly price change for a property in the UK was -0.8%Monthly index figure (January 2015 = 100) for the UK was 119.7Shaun Church, Director at Private Finance said, “While buyers can currently expect to purchase at a reduced price in London, the opposite can be said for the rest of the UK with continued growth across the majority of regions, suggesting there are plenty of investment opportunities elsewhere. The Midlands in particular stands out as a region for investment, with house prices growing by around 4%. Amongst the headlines of falling house prices, it’s therefore important not to overlook the fact that significant pockets of the UK continued to be poised for growth.”housing market Private Finance Shaun Church The Bank of England’s inflation report The Bank of England’s Money and Credit UK house prices UK Property Transactions Statistics UK Residential Market Survey March 21, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Growth predicted for significant pockets of the UK previous nextHousing MarketGrowth predicted for significant pockets of the UKWhile buyers can currently expect to purchase at a reduced price in London, the opposite can be said for the rest of the UK, says analyst.Sheila Manchester21st March 201902,143 Viewslast_img read more

Xmas fundraiser: Estate agency asks industry to back 100k challenge

first_imgEstate agents across the UK are being asked to take part in a property industry fundraiser to run or walk 100 kilometres between Boxing Day and the end of January and raise at least £10,000 for the British Heart Foundation.Over 130 agents have already got involved including industry figures such as Kristjan Byfield, Simon Whale, Josh Phegan, Gary Barker, Stephen Hayter, Pete Fenwick and The Negotiator’s publisher, Grant Leonard.Organisations taking part in the fundraiser so far include Dawsons, Newton Fallowell, Iamproperty, Reapit, Brief Your Market, and Moneypenny.The Christmas charity appeal is being organised by estate agency Pygott & Crone in Lincolnshire which is urging as many people within the industry as possible to take part.How to join inAgents can join in by joining its dedicated JustGiving page and promoting the challenge on social media via the hashtag #BHF100k.There is also a growing club on the Strava fitness tracker app where agents can share their progress through the challenge.The inspiration for the challenge came from Jamie Aspland, manager of the agency’s Sleaford branch, together with Gary Burr, the charity’s fundraising manager for Lincolnshire.Agents Giving, the charity for the property industry, is supporting the challenge.“As a charity we have struggled badly during COVID but these funds will be a much needed boost,” says Burr.Pygott & Crone director Kevin Scrupps (pictured) says: “We have had an amazing response so far from our staff, local businesses, and our friends in Lincolnshire; the support from our industry and associated suppliers has been amazing,” he says.Further details on the challenge including a full list of participants, and instructions on how to join the challenge, can be found at https://www.pygott-crone.com/bhf100k/Josh Phegan Stephen Hayter Jamie Aspland Kevin Scrupps iamproperty gary barker Newton Fallowell Moneypenny Agents Giving Pygott & Crone Reapit brief your market Simon Whale. Dawsons December 17, 2020Nigel LewisAny comments? 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Xmas fundraiser: Estate agency asks industry to back 100k challenge previous nextAgencies & PeopleXmas fundraiser: Estate agency asks industry to back 100k challengePygott & Crone has 100 agents signed up including senior industry figures and is urging more agents to get involved to support BHF.Nigel Lewis17th December 20200441 Viewslast_img read more

Eric Lamaze Places Third in €375,000 Grand Prix of Doha

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Canadian Olympic champion Eric Lamaze closed out two weeks of competition in Doha, Qatar, with a third-place finish in the €375,000 CSI5* Grand Prix of Doha on Saturday, March 6. The event was part of the Global Champions Tour which opened its 2021 season in Doha.Riding Dieu Merci van T&L, Lamaze was one of seven riders to qualify for the jump-off in the state-of-the-art Al Shaqab Equestrian Center stadium. Niels Bruynseels of Belgium had the winning time of 39.93 seconds riding Delux van T&L while Italy’s Lorenzo de Luca was second in a time of 40.20 seconds with Nuance Bleue VDM Z. Lamaze was close behind with a time of 40.35 seconds to join the top three on the podium.Lamaze had been competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, prior to flying two of his top horses, Dieu Merci van T&L and his 2016 Olympic bronze medal partner, Fine Lady 5, to Doha for two back-to-back weeks of five-star competition. While Fine Lady 5, owned by Artisan Farms LLC, has been a mainstay in Eric’s competition string for the past eight seasons, Dieu Merci van T&L joined the line-up last summer when Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stable Inc. purchased the horse in partnership with Mark Rein and his wife, Tara Dow-Rein.“If Tokyo goes ahead and I’m chosen as the Canadian representative, I will definitely go with this horse.”“I chose to go to Doha to give Dieu Merci some experience in a different venue,” explained Lamaze of the 12-year-old bay Belgian Sport Horse stallion (Toulon x Corrado I). “It’s a horse that has some experience at the two and three-star level, mostly gained at the same competitions in Europe. My strategy in coming to Doha was to bring him into a new venue with a championship feeling to it.“He proved he is more than capable of competing with the best in the world,” continued Lamaze, 52, who is a gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medalist. “I love the horse. He’s careful and he’s scopey. If Tokyo goes ahead and I’m chosen as the Canadian representative, I will definitely go with this horse.”The opening event of the Global Champions Tour also marked the first Global Champions League team event of the season. This year, Lamaze is riding as part of the Cascais Charms alongside Carlos and René Lopez, both of Colombia; Ahmad Hamcho of Syria; Under 25 rider Jodie Hall-McAteer of Great Britain; and team owner Sadri Fegaier of France.“We were one rail away from being on the podium this week,” said Lamaze of his Cascais Charms debut. “It was a great opportunity to be on the team with Carlos, Rene, and team owner Sadri Fegaier. Given the COVID situation, this is still a bit of an unknown year for competition but I feel like the Global Champions Tour team will do everything it can to make sure the events happen. Competing for the Cascais Charms will be my main focus this year along with preparing for Tokyo if I am chosen to go.”With competition concluded in Doha, Lamaze, as well as Dieu Merci and Fine Lady 5, will return to his European base in Écaussinnes, Belgium. After spending a week checking on operations and working with the younger horses in his training and sales program, Lamaze will return to Wellington, FL. He plans to compete during weeks 10 and 11 of the Winter Equestrian Festival with the horses that are still in Florida, including Chacco Kid. He is especially looking forward to contesting the $500,000 CSI5* Rolex Grand Prix, scheduled for Saturday, March 27, before returning to Europe.Lamaze has steadily been building a large sales and training program and recently began establishing a breeding program with three top stallions, including Dieu Merci van T&L. With bases in Europe and the U.S., Torrey Pines Stable is recognized as an international leader in horse sport sales. For more information, visit www.ericlamaze.com and www.torreypinesstables.com. Tags: Eric Lamaze, Al Shaqab, show jumping, Doha, Qatar, Dieu Merci van T&L, CSI5* Grand Prix of Doha, Email* More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

USA: Somali Sentenced to 25-Year Prison Term for Armed Piracy in Attack on Merchant Ship

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: ship View post tag: Year Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Somali Sentenced to 25-Year Prison Term for Armed Piracy in Attack on Merchant Ship A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday sentenced a Somali man to 25 years in prison for his admitted role as a pirate who helped h…By Warren Richey (csmonitor)[mappress]Source: csmonitor, April 8, 2011; View post tag: Prison View post tag: Armed View post tag: Navy View post tag: Merchant View post tag: $25 Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: attack View post tag: piracy View post tag: Naval Share this article USA: Somali Sentenced to 25-Year Prison Term for Armed Piracy in Attack on Merchant Ship View post tag: Somali View post tag: Sentenced April 8, 2011 View post tag: Termlast_img read more