Prep Sports Roundup: 10/24

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail3-A State VolleyballOREM, Utah-The Morgan Trojans routed Richfield 3-0 Wednesday in the first round of the 3-A state volleyball tournament at Utah Valley University. The Trojans prevailed 25-11, 25-23 and 25-15 to sweep the Wildcats.OREM, Utah-The South Summit Wildcats downed Juab 3-0 in the first round of the 3-A state volleyball tournament at Utah Valley University Wednesday. South Summit held off Wasps surges in each set, prevailing 25-23, 25-21 and 25-21.OREM, Utah-The Delta Rabbits stymied Grantsville 3-0 Wednesday in the first round of the 3-A state volleyball tournament at Utah Valley University. The Rabbits used wins of 25-21, 25-10 and 25-22 to prevail going away.OREM, Utah-North Sanpete routed Maeser 3-0 in the first round of the 3-A state volleyball tournament Wednesday at Utah Valley University. The Hawks won sets of 25-16, 25-10 and 25-12 to rout the Lions.OREM, Utah-South Sevier overcame a first set loss to rout Carbon 3-1 Wednesday at Utah Valley University in the first round of the 3-A state volleyball tournament. The Rams won sets of 25-21, 25-19 and 25-11. October 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/24 Tags: Volleyball Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Patrick Mahomes named brand ambassador for Hunt’s ketchup

first_img Written by December 20, 2018 /Sports News – National Patrick Mahomes named brand ambassador for Hunt’s ketchup Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEric Lars Bakke / ESPN Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been vocal about his love for ketchup and now, he’s been named a brand ambassador for Hunt’s.“I’ve been a fan of ketchup for as long as I can remember, and the thick, rich flavor of Hunt’s ketchup delivers every time,” Mahomes said in a press release announcing the partnership Wednesday. “I’m thrilled to be joining the Hunt’s team.”Hunt’s released a video along with the announcement showing Mahomes squeezing a bottle of ketchup onto macaroni and cheese as he’s doing a bicep curl. The company was likely playing off comments the 23-year-old made in a press conference last month.“I don’t think it’s that weird but I put [ketchup] on my macaroni and cheese,” Mahomes told reporters in November. “People seem to think that’s a weird thing. Some people think that’s disgusting, but it’s good to me.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bengals running back Mark Walton arrested in Miami

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Cunningham/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a battery charge after he got into an argument with a couple in Miami.The Miami-Herald reports Watson posted bond and was released from a Miami-Dade County Jail.According to police, Walton’s car was blocking the entrance to the parking garage at his condo building and an argument started when a couple in another car asked him to move his car.Walton became angry when a woman in the car began filming the incident and allegedly grabbed the phone from her.Both Walton and the woman suffered scratches following the incident, according the police.The 21-year old played at the University of Miami and was drafted in the fourth round by the Bengals last year.Walton appeared in just six games in his rookie season and rushed for 34 yards on 14 carries.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundcenter_img February 17, 2019 /Sports News – National Bengals running back Mark Walton arrested in Miamilast_img read more

Georgia Tech coach fired over alleged ‘toxic’ culture; coach disputes the dismissal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoel Auerbach/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Georgia Tech dismissed its head women’s basketball coach Tuesday following an investigation over “concerns about player and staff mistreatment,” the school’s athletics department said.Georgia Tech said in a news release that Littler Mendelson P.C. Employment and Labor Law Solutions Worldwide conducted an independent investigation for the school after concerns were brought forward regarding head coach MaChelle Joseph’s conduct with the team. The school said Littler Mendelson was retained on Feb. 25, and Joseph was placed on leave two days later. Athletic Director Todd Stansbury said the report’s findings “left [them] no choice but to dismiss Coach Joseph.” “I am disappointed and saddened to learn that the well-being of our student-athletes was being compromised. The findings of the independent investigation make it clear that the dismissal of Coach Joseph is necessary to restore the well-being of student-athletes as the No. 1 priority within our women’s basketball program,” Stansbury said in a statement.The investigation consisted of 40 interviews with the 13 current members of the team and four former players, as well as Joseph herself, assistant coaches, administrative support staff, parents, consultants, and other individuals involved with the team, as well as a review of documents, according to the investigation summary report. Georgia Tech said Littler Mendelson submitted its report on March 20 and Joseph responded to it on March 25.The report described players who said they had limited relationships or no relationships at all with Joseph, who became head coach of the team in 2003. At least nine players said they could not trust any members of the coaching staff, according to the report.“When asked to describe their general feelings associated with the program and working with Coach Joseph, players described feeling insecure, nervous, anxious, and scared at various points in the season and in their careers. Others described the environment as ‘toxic,’ ‘suffocating,’ ‘draining and miserable,’ and ‘unhealthy,’” the report said, adding that some players said their experiences affected their enjoyment for playing basketball.According to the report, players described sometimes being targeted by Joseph, which could lead to “extreme cursing and yelling” over their mistakes, and claimed she often threw objects like basketballs and clipboards and regularly broke her clipboard. The report also said players had sometimes felt pressured to play despite being injured and were subject to “daily belittlement” and called “derogatory and demeaning names.”“The players described Coach Joseph’s conduct as ‘bullying’ and emotionally, mentally, and verbally ‘abusive,’” the report said.Some staff members also echoed players’ claims and said they had also felt “regularly disrespected” by Joseph, and described her conduct was “different in nature and severity as that exhibited by other collegiate coaches with whom they have interacted.”Lisa Banks, Joseph’s attorney, said in a statement Tuesday that Joseph’s firing was “the culmination of an unlawful campaign of retaliation against her for advocating for gender equity in athletics at Georgia Tech.” She said Joseph had been vocal about “the subpar treatment of the women’s basketball team” and that the athletic department was trying to remove her by “manufacturing allegations” and “manipulating an investigation” while denying the allegations against her. Banks also said Joseph “will continue to fight for equality in women’s athletics and for justice related to the discrimination and retaliation she has suffered at the hands of the Georgia Tech Athletic Department.”In her response to the report, Joseph said the report’s conclusions were “based on vague statements from unidentified players and staff” and also claimed the school was attempting to “silence [her] complaints of gender inequity and retaliation.” Joseph said in her response that she had spoken with the school about disparities between the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the school had “attempted to silence” her and engaged in a “pattern of ongoing retaliation and harassment, baselessly accusing [her] of wrongdoing and attempting to interfere with [her] team and [her] players.”Joseph also said in the response that when she was interviewed, the investigator “did not reveal the specific allegations against [her] and did not provide [her] the opportunity to respond to or rebut any of those allegations,” and that she was only given two business days to respond when the report was given.Joseph also said in the response that though people may call her coaching “tough,” she had never been accused of being abusive. She also clarified or denied statements that the report said that she made to her players and listed text messages and emails with her players and parents that she said the investigator never asked for.“Georgia Tech has been my home for the past 18 years, and the players and the staff have been my family,” Joseph said in a statement after her dismissal. “I have so many great memories of the amazing journey we have been on with this program. I will be forever grateful for all of the young women who took a chance on Tech and on me. They have forever changed this program and my life.”In 16 seasons as head coach of the Yellow Jackets women’s basketball team, Joseph led the team to 11 postseason appearances, including seven NCAA tournaments, and was the winningest coach in program history, according to her biography on the athletic department website.The Yellow Jackets finished the 2018-19 season with a 17-13 overall record.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 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Flyers remove Kate Smith statue, drop her version of ‘God Bless America’

first_img Beau Lund April 22, 2019 /Sports News – National Flyers remove Kate Smith statue, drop her version of ‘God Bless America’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAneese/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — The Philadelphia Flyers have joined the New York Yankees in ceasing to play Kate Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” during games.The move comes after the Flyers “learned that several of the songs Kate Smith performed in the 1930s include lyrics and sentiments that are incompatible with the values of our organization, and evoke painful and unacceptable themes,” the team said in a statement Sunday.Last week, the Daily News reported that the Yankees stopped playing Smith’s version of the song during the seventh inning stretch this season because of her history of occasionally singing songs that appear to be racist and embrace slave culture. “The NHL principle ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ is at the heart of everything the Flyers stand for,” Flyers President Paul Holmgren said in a statement. “As a result, we cannot stand idle while material from another era gets in the way of who we are today.”In addition to dropping Smith’s rendition of  “God Bless America,” the Flyers also on Sunday removed a statue of her that was located outside of the team’s arena.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Bees Top Rainiers

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Tacoma, WA) — Kaleb Cowart racked up four hits and three RBI as the Bees topped the Rainiers 7-5 in Tacoma.Matt Thaiss and Ryan Scott each clubbed home runs and Parker Bridwell earned the win in relief.The Bees continue their series in Tacoma tonight. July 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees Top Rainiers Written by Robert Lovell Tags: PCL/Salt Lake Beeslast_img

Scoreboard roundup — 12/17/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 105, L.A. Lakers 102Charlotte 110, Sacramento 102New York 143, Atlanta 120Brooklyn 108, New Orleans 101 (OT)Utah 109, Orlando 102L.A. Clippers 120, Phoenix 99NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUELos Angeles 4, Boston 3 (OT)Nashville 8, NY Islanders 3Philadelphia 4, Anaheim 1Tampa Bay 4, Ottawa 3 (OT)Toronto 5, Buffalo 3Columbus 5, Detroit 3Carolina 6, Winnipeg 3Pittsburgh 4, Calgary 1Montreal 3, Vancouver 1Vegas 3, Minnesota 2Arizona 3, San Jose 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLOhio St. 80, SE Missouri 48Dayton 71, North Texas 58Florida St. 98, North Florida 81Washington 81, Seattle 59Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by December 18, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/17/19center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Trump officials ramp up efforts to auction oil exploration rights in Alaska

first_imgChallenging market may dampen appetite for Alaska oil explorationIt remains to be seen what level of interest the call for nominations will attract. Alaska has long been coveted by the oil industry, with estimates of around 11.8 billion barrels of recoverable resources in the region – although seismic assessments have not been carried out since the 1980s.Democratic lawmakers and pressure from environmental groups has kept the area – prized as a vast, unspoiled natural habitat – off limits since the Ronald Reagan administration, but President Trump has succeeded in pushing through legislation that would allow drilling to begin.But at a time when companies are facing unprecedented financial stress amid the pandemic – as well as shrinking demand and longer-term pressure to diversify away from fossil fuels as the industry pivots to clean energy – an expensive, uncertain, and reputation-risking move into the ANWR may not be as attractive as it once was.“The recoverable reserves from within the ANWR will require additional exploration and appraisal, which, in the current investment climate, is an expenditure few operators can afford,” said Adrian Lara, a senior oil and gas analyst at research firm GlobalData.“In the event of successful discoveries, there is also the issue of the new infrastructure needed for development. This is in a region where weather conditions provide only a few months for an optimal work environment and where the cost of projects increases as the weather worsens.”Rystad Energy, an analysis group, recently suggested that while global oil-exploration activities are expected to remain resilient despite the pandemic, strategies will be scrutinised more closely than before, and “only the [projects] with the highest chance of success will see a spinning drillbit”.“Companies will be less willing to drill high-risk wells in environmentally-sensitive frontier areas, both for financial and environmental reasons,” the group added. “As a result, the full petroleum potential of areas like the Alaskan Arctic, Foz do Amazonas in Brazil and the Barents Sea may never be unlocked.” A challenging financial landscape may dampen interest in the Alaska lease sale The Trump administration has accelerated plans to sell leasing rights for oil exploration in the Alaska National Arctic Wildlife Refuge (NAWR), in a final-hour push to open up the previously off-limits region to producers.The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a “call for nominations and comments” on 32 tracts covering 1.6 million acres of the ANWR’s Coastal Plain, through which interested companies can identify drilling sites to be bid for in an upcoming lease saleIt sets up the potential for drilling rights to be auctioned just days before the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden on 20 January.Biden campaigned on his intention to ban oil and gas production in the Alaskan wilderness, rolling back steps taken by President Trump to open it up to oil companies.Firms now have until 17 December to register their interest in the lease sale, which could begin as soon as 30 days later.“Receiving input from industry on which tracts to make available for leasing is vital in conducting a successful lease sale,” said BLM Alaska state director Chad Padgett. “This call for nominations brings us one step closer to holding an historic first Coastal Plain lease sale, satisfying the directive of Congress in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and advancing this administration’s policy of energy independence.”The American Petroleum Institute, a trade body, welcomed the development, saying it is “long overdue and will create good-paying jobs and provide a new revenue stream for the state” in a statement carried by the New York Times. Oil producers have been asked to formally express their interest in exploring the Alaska National Arctic Wildlife Refuge, with a potential lease sale taking place just days before Joe Biden takes office in Januarylast_img read more

UK house prices look set to soar

first_imgThe UK is the fourth best place in the world to invest in residential property, owed largely to a general housing shortage and the country’s economic growth, according to research by Savills.The results from the study, based on economic performance and growth prospects alongside population growth, found that the UK housing market, which has seen prices soar on average by 20 per cent since 2010, was ranked behind only the US, United Arab Emirates and Singapore as the best place to make a return on rents and increasing property values.“When a growing population, growing affluence and limited housing or land supply converge, we would anticipate real house price growth,” said Yolande Barnes (left), Director of Savills World Research.A separate residential market report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) also says that the growing gulf between supply and demand is driving residential property prices higher and the organisation now predicts that house prices are set to rise by 6 per cent in 2015.The RICS price indicator reached a 15-month high in August, with a net balance of 53 per cent more respondents reporting price increases, with growth being recorded across all parts of the UK.“Given current market conditions, the latest data unsurprisingly shows house prices continuing to rise, and at an accelerating pace. As such, house price inflation has now quickened in each of the last seven months following a sustained period of easing towards the latter half of 2014,” said Simon Rubinsohn (right), RICS chief economist.“This trend looks like it will continue into next year, however uncomfortable that may be for those looking to enter the market; so many of our members are telling us that they are struggling to replace the stock they have sold,” he added.housing shortage Residential property RICS Savills Savills’ top picks for residential investment economic growth UK house prices September 15, 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 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 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 Home » News » Housing Market » UK house prices look set to soar previous nextHousing MarketUK house prices look set to soarThe growing gulf between supply and demand makes the UK a major property hotspot.The Negotiator15th September 20150544 Viewslast_img read more

Profits continue to plunge at Foxtons as sales market remains “subdued”

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Profits continue to plunge at Foxtons as sales market remains “subdued” previous nextAgencies & PeopleProfits continue to plunge at Foxtons as sales market remains “subdued”Foxtons keeps its No.1 position in London in both sales and lettings, its half year results show.Nigel Lewis27th July 20170733 Views Profits and turnover at Foxtons have dropped dramatically, the company’s half year results reveal.Group revenue reduced to £58.5m, down from £68.8m during the same period last year, while profits before tax nearly halved from £13.1m to £7.1m.The continuing pain comes from its sales division, which saw revenues down nearly a third to £22.2m compared to last year, and which the company says is a “subdued market” that is “negatively weighed upon by continuing political and macro-economic uncertainty”.London’s sales market continued to cool during the first half of the year, not helped by the General Election, the company says. The number of homes sold by Foxtons from January to June this year dropped to 1,544 from 2,314 last year.But the Foxtons lettings machine continues to deliver. Revenue from tenants reduced by only 2% which the company blames on dropping rents, which it says dipped by 4% in June, although volumes increased by 1%.London rents fallingThe company says it’s becoming increasingly a renters market in London and that fewer overseas tenants and “inflationary pressures on wages” are forcing rents down.Foxtons says overall the overall average rent in London was down 5% during the first half of the year when compared with 2016 from £461 a week to £440.CEO Nic Budden (pictured, left) says Foxtons grew its rental portfolio by 400 properties during the first half of the year, taking its total to 19,800.Budden has also been reigning in operating costs, which are down by £3.7m, plus the company has a balance sheet that remains debt free and that, since IPO in 2013, Foxtons has returned £93m to shareholders.Foxtons also says it remains the No.1 agent in London for both sales and lettings and in 2016 conducted 40,000 viewings a month, achieved 96% of asking price, had six million page views on its website and processed 260,000 tenants applications and collected rent worth £500 million.The company also claims to let a property every minute and sell a property every hour.  July 27, 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 2021last_img read more