Dixie State Men’s Basketball To Be Eligible For 2023 WAC Tournament

first_img Written by Brad James Tags: Dixie State men’s basketball April 27, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball To Be Eligible For 2023 WAC Tournament FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Per the results of a Monday vote conducted by the Western Athletic Conference’s Board of Directors, the eligibility period for participating by transitioning institutions into the WAC men’s and women’s basketball tournament has been shrunk to two years.This means that Dixie State and Tarleton State, each of whom are joining the WAC for the 2020-21 academic season can participate in the WAC Tournament in 2023.The previous eligibility standards had been based on the NCAA transition period which remains at four years and is unaffected by this vote.The WAC joins the Atlantic Sun Conference in being the only NCAA Division I conferences to allow transitioning teams to compete in their basketball tournaments.last_img read more

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UK Labour Party vows to hit oil and gas industry with £11bn ‘windfall tax’

first_imgLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn ‘accepts hostility’ from oil and gas companies over tax plansLaunching his party’s manifesto today, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “We can no longer deny the climate emergency we can see it all around us. We have no time to waste.“The crisis demands swift action, but it isn’t right to load the costs of the climate emergency onto the nurse, the builder or the energy worker.“A Labour government will ensure the big oil and gas corporations that profit from heating up our planet will shoulder the burden and pay their fair share.“North Sea oil and gas workers have powered this country for decades, often working under dangerous conditions. We won’t hang them out to dry.“This fund will safeguard a future for their skills and communities with new careers and secure, well-paid jobs.“The scale of climate breakdown is huge. Our response must be on a scale to match.“I accept the hostility of the big polluters because we will make sure they pay their fair share of the costs of their destruction, create a million climate jobs and build the healthy, green economy of the future.” The plan to tax oil and gas firms is part of a wider ‘green transformation’ of the UK economy envisioned by Labour in its manifesto for the country’s upcoming General Election Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced the tax at the manifesto launch (Credit: Rwendland/Wikimedia Commons) The UK Labour Party has vowed to hit oil and gas companies with a “windfall tax” that could reach up to £11bn ($14.2bn).This would form part of a “just transition tax” designed to finance a “green transformation” of the UK economy, should Labour win power in the 12 December General Election.The one-off levy forms part of a wider policy response to climate change issues, in which Labour says it will spark a “green industrial revolution” and create up to a million new jobs. Industry warns tax rises could hit investment and threaten jobsLabour is targeting oil and gas firms it believes have paid less than their fair share of taxation compared to peers in other countries — such as Norway and the Netherlands — who are extracting from the North Sea region.Labour’s plan is a headline announcement from its manifesto launch, and while the party claims all policies are fully-costed, the precise workings of the levy have yet to be revealed.The policy is unlikely to generate much goodwill from those within an oil and gas industry that is already feeling the mounting pressure of opinion against fossil fuels, and the demand to transition to cleaner methods of generating energy.Spokesman for trade association Oil and Gas UK Gareth Wynn said: “Any increase in tax rates will drive investors away and damage the long-term competitiveness of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, threatening jobs and future tax revenues and needlessly damaging the UK economy.“Our industry is already in action to play its part in helping the UK achieve its net zero emissions target, and is doing so alongside minimising our reliance on imported oil and gas.” Environmental activists welcome Labour’s plansEnvironmental campaign groups have welcomed the pledges, with Labour’s intentions to address climate concerns expected to play an important role in election campaigning.Greenpeace head of politics Rebecca Newsom said: “This manifesto takes the climate and nature emergency seriously. It’s great to see Labour prioritising vital additional government investment to transform every sector of the economy, bringing with it enormous opportunities to address social inequality, poverty and poor public health.“However, Labour’s manifesto still stops short of getting full marks at this stage. Its policy for tackling exploding aviation emissions is not fit for purpose, and the commitments on plastic pollution and waste don’t go far enough.”Lauren Townsend, a spokesperson for grassroots campaign group Labour for a Green New Deal, which lobbies the party on climate-awareness issues, added: “This is quite simply the most ambitious programme of climate action ever seen in this country.“By 2030, Labour’s transformational Green Industrial Revolution will have created a million unionised, good green jobs, overseen a five-fold increase in offshore wind power, and made 27 million homes warmer and more energy-efficient.“What’s more, it will be the big polluters which pay for all this, not working people.”last_img read more

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US appeals court allows Dakota Access Pipeline to continue operations

first_img Energy Transfer’s Dakota Access pipeline is an 1,886km long crude oil pipeline. (Credit: Carl Wycoff from Nevada, USA/Wikipedia.org) A federal appeals court in the US has allowed Energy Transfer Partners’ $3.78bn Dakota Access Pipeline to continue transporting crude oil pending additional court proceedings despite a recent ruling against it in a lower court.Despite the appeals court’s judgement, a legal tussle continues to go on regarding a permit that allowed the underground crude oil pipeline to be finished, reported Reuters.Last month, a federal judge at the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the 1,886km oil pipeline should be shut down and its oil to be emptied by a deadline of 5 August 2020.The judgement from the district court, which was based on environmental grounds, declared the US Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to give approval to the pipeline to be laid beneath Lake Oahe as invalid.The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that the district court did not make the findings required for injunctive relief. The appeals court ordered that the administrative stay entered on 14 July 2020 to be dismissed.Earthjustice, which has been representing the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in the legal battle against Energy Transfer alleged that the Dakota Access Pipeline is currently operating illegally after the permit for it to cross underneath Lake Oahe was vacated by the district court.Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Mike Faith said: “We’ve been in this legal battle for four years, and we aren’t giving up this fight.“As the environmental review process gets underway in the months ahead, we look forward to showing why the Dakota Access Pipeline is too dangerous to operate.”Brief background of the Dakota Access pipelineAlso called the Bakken pipeline, the Dakota Access pipeline has been transporting light sweet crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks production area in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. Operating since June 2017, the crude oil pipeline has a capacity of carrying 570,000 barrels of oil per day.In June 2019, Energy Transfer started filing and making notifications to states regarding its intentions to optimise the existing Dakota Access Pipeline to facilitate additional volumes of crude oil. Last month, a federal judge at the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline should be shut down and its oil to be emptied by 5 August 2020last_img read more

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Neptune Energy secures NPD drilling permit for well 6406/12-G-1 H

first_img The well 6406/12-G-1 H will be drilled using the West Phoenix drilling facility. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) Neptune Energy has been issued drilling permit by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for the well 6406/12-G-1 H located in production licence 586 offshore North Sea.The well 6406/12-G-1 H is planned to be drilled using the West Phoenix, a semi-submersible drilling facility operated by Seadrill.The drilling facility is due to complete drilling activity at the Neptune Energy’s observation well 6406/12-H-4 also located in production licence 586.In a press statement, NPD said: “The area in this licence consists of part of block 6406. The well will be drilled about 36 kilometres southwest of the Njord field.“Production licence 586 was awarded on 4 February 2011 (APA 2010). This is the 7th exploration well to be drilled in this licence.”Neptune Energy operates production licence 586 with 30% interestNeptune Energy operated the production licence 586 with 30% stake while other licensees include Vår Energi (45%), Suncor Energy (17.5%) and DNO Norge (7.5%).The licence, however, is subject to securing all other permits and consents by the operator as required by other authorities prior to commencing drilling activity.Last month, Neptune Energy and its partners have made a commercial discovery of oil at the Dugong well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.As per the estimates, the Dugong well holds 40 – 120 million barrels of oil equivalent, making it the largest discovery in Norway so far this year, according to the company.The Dugong prospect comprises two reservoirs located at a depth between 3,250 – 3,500 metres.The discovery well 34/4-15 S and the down-dip sidetrack 34/4-15 A proved oil in the Viking and Brent Groups of the prospect. The well 6406/12-G-1 H, which is located in production licence 586 in the North Sea, is planned to be drilled from the West Phoenix drilling facilitylast_img read more

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How the once mighty HAS fallen: Foxtons share price drops to all-time low of just 62p

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » How the once mighty HAS fallen: Foxtons share price drops to all-time low of just 62p previous nextAgencies & PeopleHow the once mighty HAS fallen: Foxtons share price drops to all-time low of just 62pFollowing recent gloomy trading updates the company’s stock price has been dropping since April, falling by 4% yesterday to a five-year low.Nigel Lewis12th June 201802,351 Views The share price of Foxtons, once lauded as the fastest-growing and most successful estate agency in the UK, yesterday sunk to an all-time low of 62p, only 3p shy of the sector’s lowest-value stock, Hunters.Foxtons’ shares have been haemorrhaging value since early April this year following a series of unremittingly gloomy trading updates that have revealed dramatic year-on-year plummets in profits and turnover.Its most recent update last month revealed that market conditions in the capital remained “very challenging”. Group revenues for the first three months of 2018 were £24.5 million, down from £28.7 million during the same period the year before.All parts of its business including sales, lettings and mortgage lending saw dropping revenues.This has led to many City investors ditching the company’s shares, which peaked in March 2014 at £3.89 when the company held an unassailable and increasingly dominant position in what was then a booming London market.foxtons share priceIts current share price represents an 86% reduction from this peak following yesterday’s 4% drop in its share price.It’s been a bad few weeks for the company. Last month a national newspaper ran an unflattering story about a landlord’s experience with two nightmare tenants that Foxtons had sourced and referenced.And two weeks ago London Mayor Sadiq Khan included Foxtons on his online ‘name and shame list’ of unscrupulous agents over a 2017 fine of £35,000 won by trading standards officers at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It appealed the fine last week and lost.But the continuing slump in Foxtons’ share price is not unexpected. Following its 17th May update, analyst Credit Suisse set its share price target at 56p.Mayor of London Sadiq Khan foxtons share price June 12, 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 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 2021last_img read more

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Letting agency staff may have to check millions of tenancy agreements after fees ban

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Letting agency staff may have to check millions of tenancy agreements after fees ban previous nextAgencies & PeopleLetting agency staff may have to check millions of tenancy agreements after fees banNational firm Strutt & Parker makes worrying claim within advice document being distributed to landlords.Nigel Lewis20th February 201903,948 Views Letting agents will soon have to check all their existing tenancy agreements to ensure they do not refer to fees that will soon be illegal when the ban goes live on June 1st this year, a leading national estate agency has warned.Strutt & Parker has made the claim within its advice to landlords ahead of the ban, which highlights the enormous contract review task that many agents will soon face but that landlords will have to pay for, presumably.The company is also keen to remind landlords that they may face extra costs after the ban.Significant changes“One of the most significant changes is prohibiting the charging of payments for reference checking and inventories to tenants,” the advice says. “In the future, agents or landlords will have to pay for these costs.”The company also suggests that landlords may want to pass on these higher costs as increased rents, which it points out “is possible as the Act does not contain any controls on rents”.“In the consultation responses [to the legislation] tenants said that they preferred an increase in rent rather than having to pay substantial upfront costs,” the company says.Kate Eales, National Head of Lettings at Strutt & Parker, said: “As a business we are not heavily reliant on fees from tenants as a source of income so the Act will not change our business model significantly; however, we are in the process of looking at our fees and charges and ensuring they are fair to landlords.“One of the most significant changes is prohibiting the charging of payments for reference checking and inventories to tenants. In the future, agents or landlords will have to pay for these costs, and there may be some digital solutions which do these checks to a high standard and appropriate cost.“Once fees are banned, more tenants may move home as the costs of doing so are lower. Landlords can pre-empt this to avoid losing good tenants by checking that they are happy with their homes and trying to address any concerns which the tenants may have.”Kate Eales Strutt & Parker tenant fees ban February 20, 2019Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

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Jackson-Stops wins prestigious London contract

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Jackson-Stops wins prestigious London contract previous nextAgencies & PeopleJackson-Stops wins prestigious London contractThe Howard de Walden Estate has appointed national estate agent Jackson-Stops as one of its four retained letting agents.Sheila Manchester22nd March 201901,475 Views The Howard de Walden Estate has appointed national estate agent Jackson-Stops as one of its four retained letting agents.Over the last 12 months, Camilla Foulger and her dedicated team at Jackson-Stops’ Mayfair branch, have been working closely with The Estate and, as a result of their hard work and professional service, they have been given access to market a significant number of the Estate’s 800 residential properties.Camilla FoulgerNick Butterworth, Chief Executive of Jackson-Stops London, said, “We are extremely proud to be representing the Howard de Walden Estate. Despite not having a branch in Marylebone, our Mayfair lettings team has shown that they can apply their strong prime central London expertise to produce excellent results. This shows our agents are true experts across the wider London market, as well as in their patches, and are able to apply their years of expertise and knowledge to maximise returns for our clients.”92 acres in central LondonThe Estate’s portfolio ranges from studio apartments to mews houses, and we are looking forward to continuing to support the Estate’s strategy for enhancing this wonderful area of London.”The Howard de Walden Estate, which covers most of the buildings in 92 acres of Marylebone, central London, manages and leases properties across an area that extends from Marylebone High Street in the west, to Portland Place in the east and from Wigmore Street in the south to Marylebone Road in the north.The Estate has strong historic connections to Marylebone, which date back to 1710.The Estate valued its property portfolio at £4,427 million in 2018, and brought in £127.5 million in rental income last year. Jackson-Stops and the other three appointed agents will take a collaborative approach to marketing the properties in Marylebone.Jackson-Stops Mayfair London letting Howard de Walden Estate Nick Butterworth Camilla Foulger March 22, 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 2021last_img read more

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Managing agents could be sued under selective licensing laws

first_imgLetting agents who fail to obtain licences for rented properties that fall under selective licensing rules could be held jointly accountable with the landlords, says David Kirwan (below), from Kirwans law firm.He said that agents could be prosecuted either alongside or instead of landlords for failing to license properties on their books, and warned that a conviction could result in crippling fines and a criminal record.“Councils such as Liverpool have made it clear that they will go after managing agents that they deem to be flouting the rules and will not hesitate to prosecute where they feel it is appropriate,” he says.In September 2018, a managing agent was fined almost £4,000 and handed a criminal record under selective licensing laws after pleading guilty to renting out 12 properties without a licence from Liverpool City Council.At that point, the council was reported to have served 1,700 legal notices since the city’s Landlord Licensing scheme had begun in April 2015 and was at the time considering almost 1,300 cases for prosecution.In addition, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the National Landlords Association made earlier this year revealed that Liverpool City Council was the front-runner when it came to prosecuting letting agents, with a total of 13 prosecuted in the four-year period between 2014/15 to 2017/18.By comparison, 53 per cent of the 20 councils questioned had not prosecuted any letting agents, while a further 32 per cent had prosecuted three or less.However Liverpool is not the only council to have pursued letting agents under selective licensing rules; in May this year, a landlord and their managing agent were ordered by Canterbury magistrates to pay a fine of £1,000, in addition to costs of £120 and a victim surcharge of £100 for renting out flats without a selective licence from Thanet District Council.Read more about select licensing.Kirwan Law Firm David Kirwan Liverpool National Landlords Association selective licensing October 22, 2019Nigel 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 » Managing agents could be sued under selective licensing laws previous nextRegulation & LawManaging agents could be sued under selective licensing lawsPrediction is made by leading legal expert based on experience of Liverpool agent who was hit with a bill of almost £4,000 and a criminal record.Sheila Manchester22nd October 201901,309 Viewslast_img read more

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Back of the net! Your Move signs up to become English Football League sponsor

first_imgLSL estate agency chain Your Move has signed up to become an official sponsor of the English Football League (EFL) and as part of the deal its Hitchin branch was visited yesterday by former England, Liverpool and Leicester player Emile Heskey.Heskey told The Negotiator that he has not used Your Move in the past but had used agents a lot as he moved around playing with different clubs. “I wasn’t too bad and only moved every four or so years but some footballers move every year, so I was lucky,” he said. “But I’ll be using Your Move in the future now when I next move.”Due to kick off in January, the deal will also enable Your Move to call itself an Official Supporter of the league as well as enjoy extensive digital advertising rights across the EFL network and services.Your Move will also be given access to events including local football festivals near its branches and promotional rights at five Wembley Finals during the 2019/20 fixture calendar.“We know that many of our customers, and potential customers, are passionate about football and we are delighted to be able to share that passion with them,” says Oliver Blake, Managing Director for Your Move (left).“As well as being involved with the big, iconic football events like the Carabao Cup Final we are particularly looking forward to organising local football festivals and getting involved in important community events like the Utilita Kids & Girls Cup.”EFL Chief Commercial Officer Ben Wright says Your Move is a natural fit with for his organisation because “millions of fans across our network will be buying, selling or renting properties across the UK each year”.Your Move’s sponsorship is the most high profile football partnership with an industry organisation since Allsop & Allsop became a Coventry City shirt sponsor earlier this year and, before that, Zoopla backed West Bromwich Albion during the early noughties.Many smaller football clubs also have agent backing including Southport, Enfield Town, Aylesbury, Leyton Orient, Dundee United and Guisborough Town, to name a few.Emile Hesky Your Move December 12, 2019Nigel 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 » Back of the net! Your Move signs up to become English Football League sponsor previous nextMarketingBack of the net! Your Move signs up to become English Football League sponsorThe LSL estate agency brand has paid a significant sum to be named an Official Sponsor of the league, which is the oldest in the world after being established in 1888.Nigel Lewis12th December 201901,361 Viewslast_img read more

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Wish you were here? Movebubble inks deal for EcoWorld site

first_imgLettings app Movebubble has signed a deal with sustainable developer EcoWorld to market build-to-rent homes on a site where Pink Floyd records were once made.Be:here Hayes is the first development from EcoWorld that will feature on Movebubble.The complex is part of the Old Vinyl Factory redevelopment of the 18-acre former EMI record plant in Hayes, Middlesex, where groundbreaking albums by The Beatles and Pink Floyd were once pressed.The site is located just 300 yards away from Hayes & Harlington railway station, also a stop on the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) scheduled to open in 2021.EcoWorld is an award-winning Malaysian-based property developer focused on providing sustainable property around the world.Be:here Hayes (pictured below) offers 119 one and two-bedroom apartments. The development is pet-friendly and features on-site concierge services and free super-fast 30Mbps broadband for residents.Leisure facilitiesThe development also features restaurants and leisure facilities and has a 7,000 sq ft roof terrace for residents.The Old Vinyl Factory also taps into its musical past with a live music venue.Movebubble CEO Aidan Rushby welcomed the partnership with EcoWorld.“Our exciting partnership with EcoWorld allows us further to increase the number of high-calibre spaces available on the Movebubble platform while collaborating with a partner that champions sustainable practices in the property industry,” he said.“Renters are becoming more aware of companies with a green ethos, and developments such as be:here Hayes provide renters with such renting opportunity in the capital.”Vinny Bhander, managing director of residential investment at EcoWorld, added: “Be:here Hayes is an exciting development that was built for the modern-day renter, and Movebubble provides the perfect platform to market it to London’s growing number of renters.”Ecoworld Hayes Vinyl Factory proptech firms London rental property eco-homes March 11, 2020Richard ReedWhat’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 » Land & New Homes » Wish you were here? Movebubble inks deal for EcoWorld site previous nextLand & New HomesWish you were here? Movebubble inks deal for EcoWorld siteThe lettings app Movebubble has signed a deal with Malaysian developer, EcoWorld, to market rentals on the site where Pink Floyd records were made.Richard Reed11th March 20200530 Viewslast_img read more

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