March 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Schedule: 3/30 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys SoccerRegion 17APA West Valley 4 Wasatch Academy 2SoftballNon-RegionManti 16 American Fork 8Baseball Non-RegionHurricane 7 Richfield 4 Brad James Tags: Baseball/Boys Soccer/Juab/Manti/Piute/Richfield/Softball/South Sevier/Wasatch Academy Written by
Brad James Written by Tags: Division II/Juan Erro/Sadhaf Pucher/SUU Men’s Tennis May 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Tennis Adds Spanish Export FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Tuesday, the Southern Utah University men’s tennis program added a Spanish national to the fold per a statement from head coach Sadhaf Pucher.Juan Erro, from San Sebastian, Spain, comes to Cedar City from Division II Hawaii Pacific. Erro, who will be a junior, went 14-9 while playing in #4 and #5 singles for the Sharks.During his freshman campaign, Erro went 16-3 playing singles and 17-5 as a doubles partner. His freshman season also saw him as part of a team that qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament.Pucher spoke highly of his new player, saying “Winners find a way to win and I see that in Juan.”During his prep career in Spain, Erro was a Marca U16 finalist, won the U16 Mutua Madrid Open and ranked 15th overall in Spanish U16 play.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Friday through Sunday, Dixie State baseball (28-14, 18-10 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play) concludes its home schedule at Bruce Hurst Field by hosting Colorado Christian (12-29, 7-21 in RMAC play). The Cougars are led by senior utility man Scotty Ingle and junior outfielder Carter Mossey with batting averages of .309 and .308 respectively. Junior infielder Jake Engel (a team-best 12 home runs along with 41 RBI) has been Dixie State’s most consistent offensive player throughout the season. Sunday is Senior Day for 10 Trailblazers, outfielders Brody Clifford, Kade Cloward and Kaid Urban, infielders Wyatt Branch, Bryce Feist and Joe Raymond and pitchers Kaivon Kealoha, Chandler Greenfield, Jayden Murray and Tyler Rosas. Tags: Alex Ginn/Brayden Bonner/Brody Clifford/Bruce Hurst Field/Bryce Feist/Carter Mossey/Chandler Greenfield/Colorado Christian/Dixie State Baseball/Hunter Hays/Jack Gonzales/Jake Engel/Jayden Murray/Joe Raymond/Kade Cloward/Kaid Urban/Kaivon Kealoha/Matt Kimura/Preston Hannay/Sam Gallegos/Scotty Ingle/Tyler Hollow/Tyler Rosas/Tyson Fisher/Wyatt Branch Redshirt junior outfielder/first baseman Sam Gallegos has four home runs on the season to lead Colorado Christian. The Trailblazers lead the Cougars 4-0 all-time Senior right-handed pitcher Alex Ginn has the best record on the staff with 4-4 and also has amassed a team-best 48 strikeouts for the Cougars. Friday, the Trailblazers will go with Murray (8-2, 3.80 ERA), Saturday with Preston Hannay (6-3) and Jack Gonzales (5-2) and Sunday with Brayden Bonner (2-1, 3.20 ERA). The Cougars are led in RBI by junior infielder Hunter Hays and redshirt junior infielder Matt Kimura (22 RBI apiece). Dixie State is led in batting average by freshman infielder Tyson Fisher (.401) while he is also solid in other areas with 7 home runs and 36 RBI. This series follows the same format as other RMAC series, a single game on Friday and Sunday with a doubleheader on Saturday. Sophomore second baseman Tyler Hollow leads the Trailblazers in RBI with 41. Brad James April 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Baseball Hosts Colorado Christian To Conclude Home Season Written by
May 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Baseball Nets Three Honors Tags: Dixie State Baseball/Jake Engel/Jayden Murray/NCAA Division II All-Americans/Tyler Hollow FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Wednesday, three Dixie State baseball student-athletes received honors for successful seasons.Junior first baseman/outfielder Jake Engel was named first-team all-region on the D2CCA, NCBWA and ABCA/Rawlings award list.Engel, a product of Ironwood High School of Tucson, Ariz., netted a team-best 14 home runs and 52 RBI for the Trailblazers.Furthermore, sophomore second baseman Tyler Hollow was voted to the all-region second team by each organization. Hollow tied Engel for the team RBI lead with 52 and batted .360, the fourth-best on the roster.Murray, a senior right-handed hurler, broke or tied four Dixie State single-season records, including the program record for strikeouts with 92.This also included a pair of 10-strikeout wins in victories over Adams State and Metro State.Murray leaves the program as the career leader in strikeouts per nine innings (8.39 strikeouts per shutout), fourth-best in strikeouts (138) and tied for fourth in career wins (13).All of these players now advance on the ballot for NCAA Division II All-American consideration by each of these organizations. Written by Brad James
Written by Tags: Arizona State/Bradlee Anae/California/Utah Football October 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Football’s Bradlee Anae Earns Two Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO-Monday, University of Utah senior defensive end Bradlee Anae was named the Pac-12 defensive player of the week and the defensive lineman of the week as confirmed by the conference.Anae posted all three of the Utes’ sacks in a 21-3 win over Arizona State Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.His seven sacks on the season rank him 14th nationally, while has 24 career sacks with the Utes, which ranks him seventh all-time in school history.Anae and his teammates, now ranked No. 12 nationally, host California on “Dark Mode” night Saturday at 8:00 pm. Brad James
Written by Beau Lund October 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/27/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFSHouston 7, Washington 1NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOklahoma City 120, Golden State 92Memphis 134, Brooklyn 133 — OTPortland 121, Dallas 119Minnesota 116, Miami 109L.A. Lakers 120, Charlotte 98 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEFlorida 6, Edmonton 2St. Louis 5, Detroit 4 — OTChicago 5, Los Angeles 1NY Islanders 5, Philadelphia 3Boston 7, NY Rangers 4Ottawa 5, San Jose 2Vegas 5, Anaheim 2NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUESeattle 27, Atlanta 20Indianapolis 15, Denver 13New Orleans 31, Arizona 9L.A. Chargers 17, Chicago 16L.A. Rams 24, Cincinnati 10Jacksonville 29, NY Jets 15Detroit 31, NY Giants 26Tennessee 27, Tampa Bay 23Philadelphia 31, Buffalo 13San Francisco 51, Carolina 13Houston 27, Oakland 24New England 27, Cleveland 13Green Bay 31, Kansas City 24Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The US has been quick to adopt LNG as an alternative to coal and oil in electricity generation — and will to continue to expand its liquefaction facilities The US will boost its capacity for liquefying natural gas over the next five years The US is expected to contribute to almost three quarters of new-build liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction capacity growth worldwide by 2023.According to research by business intelligence firm GlobalData, both planned and announced liquefaction capacity projects by firms operating in the country will far outpace that in other regions over the five year period, accounting for 73% of new global capacity.The process of liquefying natural gas makes storage and transport of the fuel – an increasingly popular substitute for coal in power generation – both easier and safer.GlobalData oil and gas analyst Adithya Rekha, said: “The US is expected to add capacity of 156.9 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) from 17 new-build LNG liquefaction terminals by 2023.“Of these, the Rio Grande terminal will have the highest capacity of 17.6 mtpa. The terminal is expected to start operations in 2023.” The US has been quick to adopt LNG liquefaction techniquesThe US has been a leading adopter of LNG resources, due largely to historically low natural gas prices resulting from advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, which have incentivised electricity generators to switch from coal to gas.It is also a big exporter of the fuel, with South Korea, Mexico and Japan the top destinations for the 156.7 billion cubic feet (bcf) of LNG sold abroad in July 2019.LNG is also often used to supplement more intermittent renewable power sources such as wind and solar, due to its comparatively low cost, lower CO2 emissions and the ease with which it can be brought on and offline when required.While the US will dominate new LNG liquefaction capacity in the years to come, Russia will also continue to build out its capacity, with an expected 18.7 mtpa by 2023.The Arctic-2 and Baltic projects are the biggest ongoing ventures in Russia, and are expected to receive capacity additions of 6.6 mtpa and 6.5 mtpa respectively over the period.The Bear Head LNG liquefaction terminal in Canada is expected to propel the North American country to third spot in terms of global new-build LNG liquefaction capacity additions by 2023, which are anticipated to grow by 14.6 mtpa by the end of the five-year period.
Blackstone and other investors have signed a deal to acquire the remaining 56% stake in Tallgrass Energy US midstream company Tallgrass Energy (TGE) has accepted a sweetened takeover offer of $22.45 per share from Blackstone Infrastructure Partners and other investors.In this connection, the Kansas-based pipeline operator has signed a definitive merger agreement with affiliates of Blackstone and affiliates of Spanish energy company Enagas, Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC, South Korean public pension fund NPS, and British pension fund Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).Under the agreement the Blackstone-led group will acquire the remaining stake of about 56% in the US midstream company.The latest all cash-deal values Tallgrass Energy at nearly $6.3bn, reported Reuters.Enagas revealed its part of the investment in the US pipeline company to be $836m.Established in 2012, Tallgrass Energy is focused on transportation of crude oil and natural gas from the Rocky Mountains, Appalachian, and Upper Midwest regions in the US. The midstream energy infrastructure firm operates more than 13,357km of natural gas pipeline, more than 1,287km of crude pipeline, along with water pipeline of more than 482km.Background of the takeover offer to Tallgrass EnergyThe earlier offer from Blackstone and other investors to the midstream company was $19.5 per share, which was made in August 2019. Following the “take private” proposal, the pipeline company formed a conflicts committee to evaluate the proposal.Subsequently, the offer was sweetened by the investors to $22.45 per share.Prior to the “take private” proposal, the Blackstone-led group had signed a deal earlier this year to acquire a stake of around 44% in the pipeline company for about $3.3bn. The transaction was closed last month.The midstream company stated: “The Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Tallgrass Energy GP, LLC, TGE’s General Partner (“TGE GP”), after consultation with its independent legal and financial advisors, unanimously approved the transaction and determined it to be in the best interests of TGE and its public shareholders.”The Blackstone-led investor group is expected to finance the acquisition with nearly $3bn of equity, and the remaining amount through debt.Subject to shareholders’ approval and satisfaction of customary conditions, the transaction is likely to be closed in the second quarter of 2020.
Emoov and its founder Russell Quirk have launched an extraordinary broadside against OnTheMarket.com during which Quirk suggests it is showing “signs of terminal decline” and calls for it to drop its two-portal rule.eMoov says it has looked at data from web monitoring service Hitwise that reveals how traffic to OnTheMarket.com declined during February both year-on-year and month-on-month.Visits to the website in February were down 38% versus January, although it’s part of a seasonal trend; ZPG and Rightmove’s traffic figures were also down, by 2% each. Web traffic tends to surge during January after the festive break and then drop back down again in February.eMoov also says OnTheMarket is “haemorrhaging” branches in recent weeks and that, based on its own research among the portal’s listings, they declined by “almost 200” over the past three weeks and “looks set to fall below levels seen this time last year”,” it says.“This data highlights that two years on and despite tens of millions of pounds of investment, OnTheMarket’s audience remains a small fraction of the main portals and appears to be declining as users are clearly not engaged with the brand or proposition,” says Russell Quirk (pictured, left)OnTheMarket says it is not the first time that Russell Quirk has predicted that its business is about to fail, and points out that in July 2015, six months after its launch, he said it would “fizzle out” before its first birthday.“But the reality is that in January 2017, OnTheMarket celebrated its second anniversary already established as a major portal with a record 11.2 million visits,” a spokesman told The Negotiator.“While Mr Quirk is entitled to his opinion, the thousands of estate and letting agents who choose to list their properties at OnTheMarket.com are equally entitled to theirs. The overwhelming majority of our members remain strongly supportive of OnTheMarket.com and understand better than anyone their long-term objectives to regain control of their data and costs.“This has never been more important than now after Rightmove’s management last week sketched-out the sustainability of growth to £2,500 ARPA longer-term’ and ZPG’s acquisitions of Expert Agent and Hometrack.“We remain as determined as ever to build the best portal for consumers and agents alike.”OnTheMarket.com Russell Quirk Emoov March 3, 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 » OnTheMarket.com is losing traffic and branches, claims online agent previous nextProducts & ServicesOnTheMarket.com is losing traffic and branches, claims online agentBut OTM says it is enjoying record traffic and that a majority of member agents support it as Rightmove and ZPG grow in influence and cost.Nigel Lewis3rd March 201701,523 Views
The number of landlords setting up limited companies to run their businesses through has increased dramatically as the April 6th tax relief deadline looms, it has been claimed.Lender Mortgages for Business says the number of landlords applying for loans through limited companies has increased from 21% of all applications in 2015 to 77% of today, an almost four-fold increase.Purchases and transfersMortgage for Business says the increase is made up of both landlords purchasing properties through newly set-up limited companies, and those transferring existing personally-owned properties to limited companies.The government is gradually reducing the finance cost relief that landlords personally receive on their mortgage interest payments each year between now and 2021, when the relief will end.Limited company mortgages are also quickly starting to eat up more of the overall buy-to-let market, increasing from 18% two years ago to 47% today, and the number of buy to let mortgages available has increased too, by more than a third.“With the changing face of the buy to let mortgage market, it is no surprise that lenders are keen to appeal to limited company borrowers,” says David Whittaker, CEO of Mortgages for Business (pictured, left).“We have been recommending for some time that our clients seek professional tax advice to determine whether incorporation is the most suitable route for their circumstances, and these figures can only further encourage landlords to consider their position.”But setting up a limited company is not the only strategy open to landlords. John Eastgate of OneSavings Bank (pictured, right), says many of his landlord clients have also been transferring ownership of properties to “a spouse or other or partner in a lower tax bracket”.“Worryingly, one in six landlords do not understand the financial implications of the changes and will be in for a nasty shock when they find that they can no longer deduct all finance costs from rental income at the end of the 2017/18 tax year.”John Eastgate Mortgage for Business OneSavings Bank David Whittaker April 5, 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 » Number of landlords setting up limited companies rises nearly four-fold previous nextProducts & ServicesNumber of landlords setting up limited companies rises nearly four-foldMortgage brokers says tax relief reduction is driving landlords to seek new ways to avoid paying extra tax.Nigel Lewis5th April 20170978 Views