Associated Press December 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Childs lifts BYU over Oral Roberts 79-73 Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Yoeli Childs FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailYoeli Childs had 23 points as Brigham Young got past Oral Roberts 79-73.Jake Toolson added 22 points for the Cougars.Emmanuel Nzekwesi led the Golden Eagles on Saturday night with 23 points.
January 20, 2020 /Sports News – Local Walker’s 23 leads Portland State past Weber State, 92-76 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAlonzo Walker scored a career-high 23 points and Portland State handed Weber State its fifth road loss in seven games with a 92-76 win.The Vikings led by just four at intermission, 42-38, and pulled away in the final 20 minutes. Tags: Alonzo Walker/Big Sky/Portland State Vikings/Weber State Wildcats Basketball Associated Press Written by
Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/San Diego State Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Friday, BYU and San Diego State men’s basketball confirmed they will play a home-and-home series in 2020 and 2021.The Aztecs will host the Cougars December 1, 2020 with San Diego State visiting the Marriott Center the following season. The date for that contest has not yet been determined.The Aztecs took a 76-71 decision over the Cougars last season at Provo November 9.The Cougars and Aztecs each had successful 2019-20 campaigns as BYU posted a 24-8 record with San Diego State going 30-2 and concluding the season with the No. 6 national ranking.These two squads, who were conference rivals in both the Western Athletic and Mountain West conferences have a long history on the hardwood.The Cougars lead the all-time series 48-26. Written by May 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU and San Diego State Men’s Basketball To Meet In 2020 and 2021 Brad James
Brad James October 2, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/2 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFootballRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-Alex Jackson completed 11 of 22 passes for 204 yards and two scores as the Juab Wasps routed Manti 34-14 to take the Region 14 lead over the Templars Friday evening.The 7-1 Wasps (3-0 in Region 14 play) ran for 241 yards on the evening to complement Jackson’s 204 passing yards and outgained Manti 445-296.Jackson threw scoring passes of 12 yards to Dawson Olsen and 33 yards to Jakob Bailey.Tailback Trey Lund (12 car, 89 yards, TD) added a 40-yard touchdown run for Juab in the rout.After Manti had some life on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Jax Parry (16-32, 175 yards, 2 TD’s/INT) to Tanner Justesen (9 rec, 109 yards, TD), Juab wrested control completely back on the ensuing kickoff.Bodee Blackett returns the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a score as Juab leads 24-6 with the 2-point conversion attempt by Ryker Richards coming up short. Blackett is quite the athlete for the Wasps.— Brad James (@BradfatherSpeak) October 3, 2020Bodee Blackett’s return gave Juab momentum they would not relinquish en route to the decisive victory.Ryker Richards added field goals of 37 and 32 yards for the Wasps in victory.Tyler Taukieaho added a 5-yard touchdown run for the Templars with Austin Cox stepping up with a 2-point conversion for Manti as well in defeat.The Wasps ensue in Region 14 play October 9 as they visit Delta. This will be a KMGR Classy FM broadcast.Meanwhile, the 3-5 Templars return home October 9 to face fellow Sanpete County rival North Sanpete.This will be a broadcast on KMTI.ROOSEVELT, Utah-Will Finlinson had scoring runs of 40 and 10 yards as the Delta Rabbits smacked Union 28-9 Friday in Region 14 football action. Austin Topham added a pair of touchdown passes in victory for Delta.SPANISH FORK, Utah-Landon Bowles threw touchdown passes of 70 yards to Braxton Taylor and 20 yards to Magnus Clawson as the North Sanpete Hawks routed American Leadership 42-14 in Region 14 football action Friday. Bowles added a pair of scoring runs for the Hawks and Cole Mickel added an 18-yard fumble return for a score in the win for North Sanpete.2-A SouthKANAB, Utah-Crayton Hollingshead had touchdown runs of 12, 68 and 43 yards as the Beaver Beavers decimated Kanab 56-7 Friday in 2-A South football action. Taevin Hunter (51 yards), Treyson Hunter (5 yards), Hunter Carter (14 yards) and Jayton Jessup (9 yards) also added touchdown runs in victory for Beaver. Wyatt Kennedy scored on a fumble recovery in defeat for the Cowboys.MILFORD, Utah-Bo Hardy threw touchdown passes to Blake Barnes (7 yards) and Bret Beebe (84 yards) as the Milford Tigers waxed Millard 27-13 in 2-A South football action Friday. Beebe added a 1-yard touchdown run and an 83-yard fumble for a score in the win for the Tigers. In defeat, Mehki Davis hauled in a 7-yard scoring reception and Jed DeGraffenried had a 50-yard touchdown run for the Eagles.SALINA, Utah-Hutch Miller threw four touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as the Parowan Rams outgunned North Sevier 48-41 Friday in 2-A South football action. Landan Gale had three touchdown runs in the loss for the Wolves and added a 90-yard kickoff return for another score. Kannin Boswell threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Snyder and added a 10-yard touchdown run in the loss for North Sevier.Region 12CASTLE DALE, Utah-Ryker Jensen threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Emery Spartans clobbered South Sevier 38-7 in Region 12 football action Friday. Jaxin Torgerson had a 73-yard touchdown run in the loss for the Rams.RICHFIELD, Utah-Kasey Giddings returned an interception 45 yards for a score and added touchdown runs of 7 and 24 yards while also hauling in a 19-yard touchdown pass from Gavin Brown as the Richfield Wildcats waxed San Juan 34-20 Friday in Region 12 football action. Brown added a 2-yard touchdown run in the win for Richfield.VolleyballRegion 12BLANDING, Utah-The South Sevier Rams knocked off San Juan 3-1 Friday in Region 12 volleyball action. The Rams won 25-22, 25-10, 24-26, 25-17.Non-RegionSALT LAKE CITY, Utah-Morgan Zandberg had 13 kills and Intermountain Christian earned a straight set sweep over Panguitch, 3-0 Friday in non-region volleyball action. The Lions won 25-16, 25-17, 25-20. Alexis Allen had 10 kills in the loss for the Bobcats.SALT LAKE CITY, Utah-Amelia Valente had 33 assists and Intermountain Christian knocked off Milford 3-1 Friday in non-region volleyball action. The Lions prevailed 25-15, 20-25, 25-10, 25-23.SALT LAKE CITY, Utah-Amelia Valente had six aces and Intermountain Christian swept Bryce Valley 3-0 Friday in non-region volleyball action. The Lions won 25-8, 25-13, 25-16.UTAH-Alexis Allen had 19 kills and the Panguitch Bobcats swept Wendover 3-1 Friday in non-region volleyball action. The Bobcats won 25-21, 25-16, 25-16.UTAH-Alexis Allen had 19 kills and four blocks as the Panguitch Bobcats beat Tabiona 3-1 Friday in non-region volleyball action. The Bobcats won 22-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-17.UTAH-The Milford Tigers swept Tabiona 3-0 Friday in non-region volleyball action. Milford won 25-23, 25-14, 25-20.UTAH- The Milford Tigers swept Wendover 3-0 Friday in non-region volleyball action. The Tigers prevailed 25-14, 25-12, 25-22.ORDERVILLE, Utah-The Valley Buffaloes knocked off Beaver 3-1 Friday in non-region volleyball action. Valley prevailed 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-12.SaturdayBaseballSPANISH FORK, Utah-Kyler Bennett doubled and earned the win on the mound with six strikeouts as No. 5 Panguitch beat No. 12 Pinnacle 9-2 Saturday in the second round of the 1A baseball state tournament. Justice Savage had three hits, including a double in the win for the Bobcats. Panguitch advances to play No. 4 Tabiona in the quarterfinals Tuesday at 2 pm.SPANISH FORK, Utah-Brody Durfey and Jesse Webb combined to throw 15 strikeouts as the No. 6 Wayne Badgers beat No. 14 Green River 12-2 Saturday in the second round of the 1A baseball state tournament. Durfey added a double and a triple in the win while Reed Edwards hit a home run, Reed Edwards hit two doubles and Ryland Rees doubled. Wayne advances to play No. 3 Wendover in the quarterfinals Tuesday at 11:45 am.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The No. 9 Bryce Valley Mustangs upset No. 8 Intermountain Christian 25-4 Saturday in the second round of the 1A baseball state tournament. Bryce Valley advances to play No. 1 Valley in the quarterfinals Tuesday at 4:15 pm.VolleyballRegion 12BLANDING, Utah-The Richfield Wildcats topped San Juan 3-1 Saturday in Region 12 volleyball action. Tags: Roundup
The new contracts are worth approximately $285 million Image: Valaris awarded new contracts and extensions. Photo: courtesy of QR9iudjz0/FreeImages. Valaris plc (NYSE: VAL) (“Valaris” or the “Company”) announced today new contracts and contract extensions, with associated revenue backlog of approximately $285 million, awarded subsequent to a prior fleet status report dated October 25, 2019.-VALARIS DS-18 (Relentless) contract extended due to the exercise of a one-well priced option with EnVen in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, with an estimated duration of 45 days from February 2020 to March 2020; the rig has also been awarded a two-well contract with an undisclosed operator in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that is expected to commence in June 2020, with an estimated duration of 180 days-VALARIS DS-15 (Renaissance) awarded a one-well contract with Eni in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that is expected to commence in November 2019, with an estimated duration of 30 days; the rig has also been awarded a two-well contract with CNOOC offshore Mexico that is expected to commence in April 2020, with an estimated duration of 160 days-VALARIS JU-292 (Norway) contract extended due to the exercise of a six-well priced option with ConocoPhillips offshore Norway, with an estimated duration of 300 days from early May 2020 to late February 2021-VALARIS JU-290 (Viking) contract to provide accommodation services with Repsol offshore Norway extended by approximately 50 days from early February 2020 to late March 2020-VALARIS JU-249 (Gorilla VII) contract with Chrysaor in the North Sea extended by one year from November 2019 to November 2020-VALARIS JU-144 (EXL II) awarded a 12-well contract with Eni offshore Mexico that is expected to commence in April 2020, with an estimated duration of two years-VALARIS JU-122 contract extended due to the exercise of a one-well priced option with Shell in the North Sea, with an estimated duration of 150 days from November 2020 to April 2021-VALARIS JU-117 (Ralph Coffman) contract extended due to the exercise of a two-well priced option with an undisclosed operator offshore Trinidad, with an estimated duration of 60 days from February 2020 to April 2020-VALARIS JU-115 contract extended due to the exercise of a four-month priced option with Mubadala Petroleum offshore Thailand from March 2020 to July 2020-VALARIS JU-87 awarded a 21-well contract with Exxon in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that is expected to commence in November 2019, with an estimated duration of 295 days Source: Company Press Release
The field is expected to reach plateau production for the first phase in early May this year The Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea. (Credit: Arne Reidar Mortensen.) Norway-based oil company Equinor has announced that its Johan Sverdrup oilfield will ramp up its output production faster than previously expected.The field is expected to reach plateau production for the first phase in early May this year and will also produce more barrels of oil than initially expected.The oilfield is now estimated to see a plateau production of 470,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) from around 440,000bpd output. Previously, the plateau production of the oilfield was estimated to reach during the summer.The Norwegian firm said that the daily production of the field has already exceeded 430,000 barrels of oil.Johan Sverdrup vice president Rune Nedregaard said: “Field production has been very good and stable from day one, and the wells have produced even better than expected.“We are currently completing the tenth well. This work is progressing smoothly, helping reach higher production earlier than expected.“We also expect to increase plant capacity, allowing plateau production to increase from the previously expected 440,000 barrels to around 470,000 barrels of oil per day.”The Johan Sverdrup second phase is estimated to come on stream in 2022The Johan Sverdrup oilfield, which is estimated to have 2.7 billion barrels of oil equivalents, is claimed to be the third largest oil field on the Norwegian continental shelf.The first phase of the field development came on stream on 5 October last year, which is over two months earlier to the original schedule date.The second phase is estimated to come on stream in 2022, with a production capacity of 220,000bpd.The phase-2 includes development of processing platform (P2), modifications of the riser platform and the field centre, five subsea templates along with the power-from-shore supply to the Utsira High by 2022.
The operator group plans to drill about 5,000 oil and natural gas wells. (Credit: Terry McGraw from Pixabay) The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed Converse County Oil and Gas Project in Wyoming.The project, which is expected to strengthen domestic energy production and independence, is proposed by Anadarko Petroleum and its partners, including Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy, EOG Resources and Northwoods Energy.Over 10 years, the operator group plans to drill about 5,000 oil and natural gas wells within a 1.5 million-acre project area in Converse County.In addition to creating up to 8,000 jobs, the proposed Converse County oil and gas project is expected to provide $18bn to $28bn in federal revenues.BLM principal deputy assistant secretary Casey Hammond said: “Today’s announcement aligns with the Department’s commitment to responsibly developing our nation’s vast energy resources.“Projects like this strengthen the energy independence of the United States while creating jobs and fostering economic development.”Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon said that the ROD is the culmination of years of work between the Bureau of Land Management, the State of Wyoming and the oil and gas industry.Gordon added: “I look forward to seeing this project and year-round drilling come to fruition in Wyoming.”In a press statement, BLM said: “This decision modifies the 2007 Casper Field Office Resource Management Plan to allow for year-round drilling while continuing to protect non-eagle raptors in the area and conserve their habitat.”BLM said that the record of decision approves the preferred alternative analysed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement and prevents any on-the-ground activity.The project partners are required to secure separate site-specific review and approval for the on-the-ground construction and development. The project is proposed by Anadarko Petroleum, Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy, EOG Resources and Northwoods Energy
Home » News » Housing Market » Tenants not planning to buy previous nextHousing MarketTenants not planning to buyWill there be enough rental homes?Sheila Manchester23rd January 201701,404 Views A growing number of tenants are not planning to buy and will probably rent for the long term, with little likelihood of buying a home. As letting agents experience growing demand, will there be enough properties?38.4 per cent of tenants surveyed by The Deposit Protection Service said that they plan to remain in a rented home rather than buy property, The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) has said.Most of those who said that they do intend to buy a property said it wouldn’t be likely within the next 12 months. 25.5 per cent said they hoped to own within six months, but 62 per cent said they didn’t expect to within the next year.The 1,000 tenants surveyed have their deposits registered with The DPS. Julian Foster, Managing Director of The DPS, said, “Renting is a vital part of the housing sector, and a significant proportion of the UK population choose to be tenants as it better suits their life plan or lifestyles. “However, buying a house is a significant financial undertaking, and renting will often also suit those who are saving for a deposit before accessing a mortgage.“The UK needs a flexible residential sector that suits the varied life choices and priorities of our diverse population, and the rental sector plays an important role in providing people with real housing options.”Letting agents gear up for more businessOther research, carried out by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), has found that rising house prices will continue to make home ownership increasingly unaffordable and it is predicted that by 2025, 1.8 million more households will be looking to rent, rather than buy.However, in a trading update today (23rd January 2017) Belvoir Lettings says that the Government’s proposed ban on tenant letting fees could lead to rising rental prices as buy-to-let landlords hesitate to increase their portfolios, leading to a shortage of homes.Mike Goddard, Chairman and CEO said, “It is now clear that there is going to be a period of consultation ahead of the ban being introduced in 2018, which will determine whether there will be a complete ban on tenant fees or whether some recharges of specific costs will be permitted, possibly subject to a cap.“Additionally, changes to the buy-to-let sector, such as more stringent mortgage lending criteria and increased taxation, will undoubtedly have an impact on the supply of new buy to let properties in 2017, increasing demand for rental properties and driving rents higher. As such, the rental sector is becoming extremely attractive, with the prospect of fewer void periods and higher yields. Exactly in line with the Board’s forecast in February 2016, rental values increased by 2 – 3 per cent across the UK. Outside of London, it is likely that rental values will increase by between 4 – 5 per cent in 2017. Julian Foster DPS Mike Goddard Belvoir Lettings RICS research buy-to-let Deposit Protection Service DPS January 23, 2017Sheila ManchesterWhat’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 » Good shepherds? Martin & Co reveals the figures behind EweMove previous nextAgencies & PeopleGood shepherds? Martin & Co reveals the figures behind EweMoveRevenues from franchisees increases significantly, but at a cost to group parent company PSG.Nigel Lewis14th September 201701,894 Views Details of both how EweMove is performing within the Property Franchise Group (PSG) and the large sums of money spent by the group on the acquisition have been revealed within its interim results for the first half of the year.This includes details that the two founders David Laycock and Glenn Ackroyd (pictured right) are to be paid £1m after their departure from the online agent in March, on top of their original £5m payment “in full and final settlement”.The £1m is small change compared to what they would have received should the pair have stuck with it – PSG was due to pay them £7m this year if the online business had hit its targets.EweMove was established in 2014 but was bought by Martin & Co, which is part of PSG, in September last year in a £15m deal. Its technology is now being rolled out across the group including within Whitegates, CJ Hole, Ellis & Co and Parkers Estate Agents.PSG says revenues from EweMove from both the licence fees paid by franchisees and the completion fees paid on each transaction were £550,000 during the first six months of the year, up 35% on the same period last year.New franchiseesIn addition, PSG earned £200,000 from selling 18 new EweMove franchises during the period.But the acquisition has comes with costs. The additional expenses of administering and financing the EweMove franchise system cost PSG an extra £1 million this year, offset only by a £300,000 reduction in staff costs within other parts of the business.PSG has also revalued EweMove downwards by £500,000 as a business after receiving evidence that its value “may have been impaired,” the results say.“With the appointment of a new Managing Director for EweMove [Nick Neill, an existing Ewemove franchisee] and a new focus on recruiting experienced estate agents as EweMove’s local franchisees, management is confident of rapidly improving trading performance in this strategically important subsidiary,” says Ian Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of The Property Franchise Group (pictured, left). Ian Wilson glenn ackroyd david laycock September 14, 2017Nigel 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
A year ago the story about a spat between Purplebricks and the UK largest agent reviews site would have stayed a specialist concern for agents and perhaps regulators.Similar stories about the company’s multiple run-ins with the Advertising Standards Authority in the past have hardly stirred much interest overseas or even within the UK’s national press.But Purplebricks’ recent expansion in the US and Australia means its minor scrapes with UK regulators and review sites now make global headlines.The latest clash between the online agent and – this time – allAgents.co.uk has been so far reported in the Australian Financial Review, The Times, and the New York Times. among others.The story broke late yesterday after allAgents removed Purplebricks’ profile page following “repeated threats of legal action”, the review site said.The arguments started after Purplebricks noticed that approximately half of its reviews on allAgents posted by users were the lowest, one-star rating and asked the review site to remove them.Purplebricks told Reuters that “Purplebricks is proud of its reputation and the quality of the service that it delivers.”The company appears to have taken legal action against allAgents, which is based in Glasgow, and the reviews site has now posted a message announcing the “account suspension of Purplebricks”.Users will be free to post “genuine reviews” about Purplebricks but allAgents says “at this time we will not be willing to publish them”.The online agent has clearly annoyed allAgents with its legal manoeuvres as the site says it will also no longer allow Purplebricks customers to list properties on its property portal.AllAgents director Martin McKenzie said he believed the reviews queried by Purplebricks were genuine, and that it uses “stringent checks” including verifying email and IP addresses, he told Reuters.“Our business is founded on trust, and we will never let the impartiality of our reviews be compromised in any way,” he said. Purplebricks AllAgents September 19, 2017Nigel 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 » Marketing » Escalating Purplebricks vs allAgents spat goes global previous nextMarketingEscalating Purplebricks vs allAgents spat goes globalCoverage of argument between the two websites about whether one-star reviews are genuine or not spreads across the world.Nigel Lewis19th September 201702,154 Views