UVU Alum Drafted By Salt Lake City Stars

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-In news from Saturday, former Utah Valley men’s basketball standout, guard Conner Toolson, was drafted 17th overall by the Salt Lake City Stars with the 17th overall pick in the third round of the 2019 NBA G League Draft.Toolson is only the eighth player in Wolverines program history to net 1,000 points in a season as he did so in 2018-19, posting 1,218 points.He helped lead the squad to 23 wins in 2017-18 and 25 wins in 2018-19, each of which were school records with the 25 wins standing as the new record.The native of Highland, Utah who starred at Lone Peak High School and Salt Lake C.C. before coming to UVU, is second in program history in steals (135) and third on the all-time 3-point field goal list (196).Toolson will report to Stars training camp Monday.The Stars’ regular season commences November 10 as they visit the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Tags: Conner Toolson/Lone Peak High School/Salt Lake C.C./Salt Lake City Stars/Sioux Falls Skyforce/UVU Men’s Basketball October 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Alum Drafted By Salt Lake City Stars Written bylast_img read more

Utah State To Meet Weber State In 2022 On The Gridiron

first_imgJanuary 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State To Meet Weber State In 2022 On The Gridiron Tags: USU Football/Weber State Football Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN/LOGAN, Utah-In news released Friday, Utah State and Weber State will meet in the gridiron Week 2 of the 2022 college football season.The Wildcats and Aggies will play at Maverik Stadium in Logan September 10, 2022.This will be the 17th time the schools, who are only 52 miles apart, have met. The last meeting was in 2016 at Logan, when the Aggies prevailed 45-6 in the season opener for both squads.The teams also met in 2011 and 2013 in recent times.This game completed the 2022 season for the Wildcats. They will open the season at FCS power James Madison and then play Utah State and Dixie State before commencing Big Sky Conference play.The Wildcats are also playing Wyoming in 2020, Utah in 2021 and 2023 and Washington in 2024 in other games against FBS schools.As for the Aggies, they will have a home-and-home series against Connecticut. They will visit the Huskies at Storrs, Conn. in 2022 with UCONN returning the favor in 2023. In 2022, the Aggies will also visit Alabama and BYUIn 2023, the Aggies draw Idaho State, BYU and Iowa in addition to the Huskies. Written bylast_img read more

BYU, Utah Football, Represented On Maxwell Award Watch List

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAMBLER, Pa.-Friday, the 2020 watch list for the Maxwell Award was released with BYU and Utah football represented.This award is annually presented to the best overall college football player in the country at the NCAA FBS level.The Utes are represented by senior signal-caller Jake Bentley, who transferred from the University of South Carolina as a graduate transfer.In three seasons with the Gamecocks, Bentley completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 7,527 yards, 55 touchdowns and 32 interceptions.BYU is represented by junior signal-caller Zach Wilson on the list.In two seasons with the Cougars, Wilson has completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 3,960 yards, 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.Last season, LSU signal-caller Joe Burrow, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, won the award.Burrow led the Tigers to the national championship, completing 76.3 percent of his passes for 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns and six interceptions.Other prominent college football standouts on this list include Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Oklahoma State tailback Chuba Hubbard, Clemson signal-caller Trevor Lawrence, Oregon tackle Penei Sewell, a product of Desert Hills High School in St. George and Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger. July 24, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU, Utah Football, Represented On Maxwell Award Watch List Tags: Maxwell Award Brad Jameslast_img read more

Ralph Lauren reveals Team USA’s Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony uniform

first_imgApril 15, 2021 /Sports News – National Ralph Lauren reveals Team USA’s Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony uniform Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For a little over a decade, Ralph Lauren has dressed some of America’s top athletes.This year, the brand has given fans an early look at what Team USA will be sporting for the Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony.The company has also unveiled an associated apparel collection for the 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams.As seen in campaign photos, athletes are wearing crisp white, blue and red looks that include a drawstring jacket with an American flag on the sleeve, a Polo shirt, a striped belt and denim pants.To create the latest uniforms, Ralph Lauren took an eco-friendly approach by using sustainable materials such as leather alternatives, Repreve recycled polyester derived from plastic water bottles and other renewable plant-based materials that are all manufactured in the U.S.In addition to the uniforms, the label has also created a protective face mask made from U.S.-grown cotton.“Following a year marked by isolation and strife, this summer’s Games are a true testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and the universal power of sport to energize and unite the world,” David Lauren, Ralph Lauren chief innovation and branding officer and vice chairman of the board, said in a statement.He continued, “As we come together to celebrate and compete, we must also embrace our responsibility to protect the planet we all call home.”Lauren added that as a part of the brand’s commitment, it will continue to invest in and scale sustainability innovations — “dressing our nation’s best and brightest athletes in timeless clothing that has been consciously created.”After being postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin on July 23 and end on Aug. 8.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Roan Resources to be acquired by Citizen Energy Operating in $1bn deal

first_img Citizen Energy Operating to acquire Roan Resources (Credit: Pixabay) Oklahoma-based Roan Resources has agreed to be acquired by Warburg Pincus-backed Citizen Energy Operating in an all-cash deal worth around $1bn (£810m) — including net debt of around $780m (£634.37m).Roan Resources is engaged in the development, exploration and acquisition of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves across the Merge, SCOOP and STACK plays of the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma.Roan Resources was formed in 2017The company was created in 2017 through contributions of nearly 140,000 net acres from Linn Energy and Citizen Energy, II in the Merge/SCOOP/STACK plays. Since then, the company is said to have added additional acreage for a total of around 177,000 net acres, of which 115,000 acres are in the Merge play.Roan Resources claims to have produced around 49,000 barrel of oil equivalent (BOE) per day by the end of the first quarter of 2019.In May 2019, Roan Resources engaged Citigroup Global Markets and Jefferies to assist it in evaluating strategic alternatives.As per the terms of the merger deal, Citizen Energy is offering to pay $1.52 (£1.24) per share to Roan Resources’ stockholders.Roan Resources board executive chairman Joseph Mills said: “This transaction is the culmination of our Board’s extensive review of strategic alternatives to maximise value for our stockholders, including a comprehensive process during which we engaged with a considerable number of counterparties.“Ultimately, the Board unanimously determined that an all-cash transaction with Citizen Energy is in the best interests of our stockholders and the Company and will deliver value to our stockholders at a premium to our recent share price.”The merger will be subject to Roan Resources’ stockholder approval, regulatory approvals and the meeting of other customary closing conditions, with closing expected to occur during the fourth quarter of this year.Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Citizen Energy is focused on developing horizontal play concepts in the US onshore region. The company’s management team is said to have horizontal technical experience across the states of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Roan Resources is active in the Merge, SCOOP and STACK plays of the Anadarko Basin in Oklahomalast_img read more

Oil Search revives Alaskan plans with Pikka project FID in 2021

first_img Repsol holds 49% interest in the Pikka project. (Credit: Patrick Moore from FreeImages) Australia-based Oil Search has announced a renewed focus on its Alaska operations, with plans to make a final investment decision (FID) on the Pikka project in late 2021.In May 2020, due to the then prevailing economic conditions, the company had decided to delay taking an FID on the project until a recovery in the oil market.Oil Search is now looking to target first oil from the Alaskan oil project in 2025 with an initial investment of under $3bn. The project involves development of the Pikka field in Alaska’s North Slope Basin.The company said that it is now well positioned to proceed with the project in spite of the oil price challenges and the Covid-19 pandemic.Oil Search and its joint venture partner Repsol are preparing to move ahead with the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage of the Pikka project early next year.Phase 1 of the project will be based on a single drill site development that will have a production capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd).Oil Search owns 51% stake in Pikka projectThe Australian firm owns 51% stake in the Pikka project, while its Spanish partner holds 49% interest.Oil Search said that it intends to launch a formal sale process, either on its own or in cooperation with its joint venture partner, to sell 15% of its stake in Pikka and other key Alaskan assets.The company has also announced a 33% increase in its Alaskan oil resources following conclusion and analysis of technical studies on the Mitquq and Stirrup exploration wells, which were drilled during the 2019/20 winter season.The gross Alaskan North Slope 2C resources in Oil Search’s portfolio have now moved up from 728 million barrels of oil (mmbbl) to 968mmbbl, of which 494mmbbl is the company’s share.Oil Search managing director Keiran Wulff said: “The latest increase in resources within our Alaskan portfolio continues to underpin the genuine world class nature of our giant Pikka oil field in Alaska.“Since acquiring the asset from Armstrong in 2018, our programs have increased the gross 2C resource base in the Pikka field alone by 54%, while also discovering additional resources close to the existing field and facilities.“What is also very pleasing is the paradigm reduction in breakeven cost and halving of the initial capital costs that has been achieved to progress the development at lower oil prices.” First oil from the project in Alaskan North Slope is targeted for 2025 with an initial investment of under $3bnlast_img read more

Zoopla delivers record number of appraisals to agents

first_imgHome » News » Zoopla delivers record number of appraisals to agents previous nextProducts & ServicesZoopla delivers record number of appraisals to agentsZoopla announces that it delivered record levels of appraisal leads to its agent members in the first half of 2015.JUNGLEdrum16th July 20150571 Views Zoopla Property Group’s (ZPG) appraisal tool, which allows homeowners to directly contact prospective local agents to arrange a valuation of their property, delivered record levels of appraisal referrals to ZPG members in the first half of 2015, according to ZPG.ZPG reports that since January, prospective vendors and landlords have already sent in excess of 135,000 enquiries to ZPG member agents requesting appraisals, up 40 per cent on the corresponding period in 2014, and potentially worth in the region of £100 million in fees, based on Zoopla’s calculations, from resulting instructions so far this year.Given that the vast majority of property searches now start online, it is perhaps unsurprising that more prospective vendors are using the ZPG appraisal tool to contact local agents about selling their home.“Home movers are increasingly using our websites to identify and select local agents for valuation purposes,” said Jon Notley (left), Commercial Director at ZPG.Mr Notley says that these figures demonstrate his firm’s ongoing commitment to aiding its members in their efforts to winning new valuable business.He added, “Any agent not on our platform and therefore not visible in our unique appraisal tool will be losing out on these valuable leads and instructions as well as missing out on insight into those in their local market who are looking to move. The record level of appraisal leads and instructions we are delivering once again highlights the exceptional value we offer our members.”Only last week, Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) launched its Real-Time Listings Service, enabling its members to send updates to property listings on ZPG websites within minutes of being updated on the agent or developer’s system or website. The service has been launched initially with Property Software Group (PSG), starting with Alto and will be followed by the roll-out across other PSG products Jupix, CFP and Vebra Live over the coming weeks.Commenting on the Real-Time Listings Service, Jon Notley said, “We are delighted to be launching our Real-Time Listings Service. In a world where consumers expect instant updates, this service offers our members the chance to stay ahead of the competition and ensure their listings go live within minutes of the instruction. We look forward to rolling this out over the coming months.”portal Jon Notley Real-Time Listings Service online agents agents appraisal referrals Zoopla July 16, 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 2021last_img read more

Right to Buy Scheme: expanding in England, shut down in Scotland…

first_imgWales is set to join Scotland in scrapping the right for council tenants to buy their homes.In the 37 years since the scheme launched in 1979, two million homes have been sold to their tenants – many of whom have sold them on at a substantial profit, or let them.Now, as the Conservative government expands the scheme in England, the devolved administrations of Scotland and Wales are halting the scheme, arguing that the cost to social housing supply has been too great.The Labour led Assembly will abolish the right as soon as legislation can be passed – and, with immediate effect, have halved the discount available to those who wish to buy now.Welsh Conservative Shadow Housing Minister, Mark Isherwood AM (left), said, “Typical Labour: this move flies in the face of aspiration and ambition. It will limit supply and deny people in council properties the choice and power to buy their home.“While Labour ministers push ahead with this senseless move, Welsh Conservatives are committed to extending the right to buy.“We would invest all the sales proceeds in new social and affordable housing to help tackle Labour’s housing supply crisis and take households off their record-breaking waiting lists.“Labour’s leader in Wales has already slammed his party for being anti-business. Scrapping the right to buy is further proof that it’s anti-aspiration; stuck in an ’80s socialist dogma where it believes the government knows best – not the individual.“We must use every tool in the armoury to increase housing supply in order to make housing more affordable.”Council tenants in Scotland lost the right to buy their homes on August 1, while the Welsh National Assembly will bring forward legislation within the next year to end the scheme.Announcing the policy in Wales, first minister Carwyn Jones said: “We must safeguard our social housing stock … this bill will seek to protect that stock from further reductions. The analogy I have used before is that it is like trying to fill the bath up with the plug out.”John Perry, policy adviser at the Chartered Institute of Housing, said,  “Right to Buy offers an enormous benefit to those it benefits directly, but the effect on future tenants is the main problem, because of the refusal to recycle all the receipts and replace the lost properties.”“Despite central government pledges to replace homes sold through Right to Buy, most receipts are returned to the Treasury rather than reinvested in affordable housing.“You are losing two affordable homes from the system each time that someone new exercises the right to buy from a housing association.”Right to Buy Right to Buy scheme Welsh Right to Buy Scheme August 10, 2016The 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 » Right to Buy Scheme: expanding in England, shut down in Scotland… previous nextRegulation & LawRight to Buy Scheme: expanding in England, shut down in Scotland…And now Wales says it will scrap its Right to Buy as well.The Negotiator10th August 20160597 Viewslast_img read more

RICS property market survey reveals weak January

first_imgThe sales market remained quiet with both enquiries and transactions little changed at the start of year during what is usually a busy period, while the rental market faces a lack of supply as landlords exit the market, says the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) property market survey.Only five percent of its members reported an increase in demand for properties for sale, which is the weakest since last August, and the supply of fresh properties to the market reduced, RICS says.New vendor instruction during January 2017Supply has been weakening over the past consecutive 11 months now and many of RICS’ agent members’ stocks are reaching historic lows.Despite the worrying news, RICS says its agent members’ outlook was growing more positive about a bounce back as the year progresses, particularly in Scotland and Northern Ireland. RICS also says prices have been rising across the UK except in London, where they have been in ‘negative territory’ now for nearly a year.In the rental market, the government’s unremittingly hostile measures are taking their toll and RICS says the flow of new landlord instructions ‘failed to improve’ for a fourth consecutive quarter.RICS also says the imbalance between lowering supply and increasing demand for rental properties will push rents up this year and will increase rents by 25% over the next five years.“A much quieter market during the run-up to and past Christmas resulted in lower levels of instructions and sales,” says RICS member agent Douglas Farmer of Hopes Estates in Wigton, Cumbria.“However, the turn of year has seen more activity in both fields. Long may it continue [although] prices have to be sensible.”royal institute of chartered surveyors February 9, 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » RICS property market survey reveals weak January previous nextHousing MarketRICS property market survey reveals weak JanuaryTraditionally busy month fails to materialise for some agents.Nigel Lewis9th February 20170804 Viewslast_img read more

Troubled NE estate agency Sanderson Young saved by founders’ family

first_imgTroubled North East estate agency Sanderson Young has been saved after the family of its founder bought the firm.The three branch firm will retain all 50 staff although it is likely to slim down the number of locations at which it operates.Two weeks ago the company was put up for sale after it was issued a winding up order by HMRC over an unpaid £175,000 tax bill, which founder and managing director Duncan Young claimed was due to an ‘administrative error’.Since then it has emerged that the company’s fight with HMRC was broader and that it owed VAT, corporation tax and PAYE/NI payments going back ‘many years’.Trading as normalBut last week the company was placed into administration only for it to be bought by Young’s family and will now continue trading as normal.This ends speculation locally that rival firms were vying to buy the company off the administrator RSM, including Bradley Hall and Pattinson.Young told the local newspaper that the “the business will be the same as what is there now. I have no plans for redundancies”.But Duncan has hinted heavily that the revived Sanderson Young would have a different approach to where the company was based.“The historic days of having a key office on every high street are fading away. Although I am keen to keep a high street presence,” he said. “If I close a branch I will not be losing any staff.”Sanderson Young Duncan Young October 1, 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 » Troubled NE estate agency Sanderson Young saved by founders’ family previous nextAgencies & PeopleTroubled NE estate agency Sanderson Young saved by founders’ family50 staff are to be kept at company although MD says number of locations at which it operates may be reduced and staff allowed to work from home.Nigel Lewis1st October 201802,527 Viewslast_img read more