We asked Chris Hoy, Lee Westwood, a couple of Super Bowl winners and others how to make union more of a draw Power: Chris Hoy won six Olympic gold medals (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS How to improve rugby, according to stars of sportSometimes we can be insular with our sport; only looking for the input or experiences of those within the game.But in a time of lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, when better to see what those from other elite sports make of rugby union – and imortantly, how would they improve upon it? So we asked stars from a number of disciplines one question: “In a perfect world, how would you make rugby more attractive?”Here is what they said…Chris Hoy, former track cyclist and Britain’s joint most-decorated Olympian“The question I’d ask is, more attractive to who? All sports are trying to attract new fans and keep people more engaged but I think rugby is a fantastic game and I wouldn’t like to see it dumbed down.“As with anything, once you have a little insight into what’s involved, the intricacies of the game, it gives you a much greater appreciation.“The one priority I would say is to get more people into the stands. With any sport, if you see it live you have a much better sense of what it’s really like – with rugby, you appreciate the hits, the pace, the skill. More bums on seats would mean more people likely to become really engaged fans. But I love rugby; I’m a big fan.”Swinging: Westwood in Abu Dhabi in January (Getty Images)Lee Westwood, former World No 1 golfer and Ryder Cup hero“The problems with rugby union for the casual watcher, I think, are as follows: A) The rules (laws) and how the referees seem to interpret them differently. B) All the stopping and starting. C) Some don’t understand why it’s a good tactic to kick the ball out of play.”Related: Watch the last tries scored this rugby seasonJosh Cobb, Northamptonshire batsman“Tough question as I obviously like rugby and a lot to do with it, like refs mic’d up, mixed crowds and on the whole the players aren’t major superstars and are accessible.“Having all the refs and assistants mic’d up for all to hear around the ground would keep the fans involved.“At a grass-roots level, maybe pushing the game at a club level and hoping more (Ellis) Genges of the world come through over the perceived public schoolboys – it is a similar problem in cricket.“Lastly, on the speed of the game, try reducing the amount of resets a scrum can have. Sometimes they can drag on and slow the game down.” Sliderule: Kim Little slots a goal (Getty Images)Kim Little, captain of Arsenal Women“This is a novice’s opinion, but (rugby) is generally seen as middle-class sport, which limits it (subconsciously) to only a certain number of the population, in childhood. Especially in comparison to football, so it doesn’t then attract the masses of fans that football does, who grow up loving the game.“So I suppose to improve it or make it more popular, I would say to change the stereotype in some way – so all children can become lifelong fans of it, like with football.”Related: Who is the greatest ever rugby coach?Jamie Gillan, NFL punter with the Cleveland Browns“I love rugby, been playing since I was five. The only thing I can think of (to change) is the pay to players – for rugby players, being professional athletes, the pay for rookie guys is very low. As far as spectators (are concerned), I’m not sure how you would make it more enjoyable.”Nate Ebner, three-time Super Bowl-winning safety and special teamer, now with New York Giants“In my opinion, they (the uninitiated) should play, themselves. That would make the game more appealing to watch, after experiencing it.”Patrick Chung, three-time Super Bowl-winning strong safety, New England Patriots“I’m with Nate. That’s the best way – experience is the best way to gain information in sports, in my opinion.”Super stuff: Chung with the Vince Lombardi trophy in 2019 (Getty Images)Michael Jamieson, Olympic silver medal winner at 200m breaststroke“I’m a standard fair weather, fair competition rugby follower – Six Nations and World Cups I’m all in, but don’t follow domestic comps.“I’d say following the rules (laws) is the most difficult or frustrating part for the layman – rules around the scrum, lineout and rucking that are difficult to follow.“Broadcasters could provide (more) insight into that and the specific roles for each play. I think the Sky Sports team do this pretty well with the NFL coverage in breaking down plays on the green screen etc and highlighting what the aim of the play is.”Matthew Southgate, European Tour golfer“In my opinion the international rugby matches that are staged all over the globe really capture a great following and drum up huge interest for the fans…“The hardest job within rugby is to recreate the atmosphere found around internationals, down into club level. Kids who are introduced to ‘tag’ rugby as youngsters seem to really enjoy the game. It’s an amazing way to not only get people into the sport and become physically active, but it teaches people life lessons within learning the laws of the game and respect for each other.“I’d like to see the earliest stages of the game promoted as much as possible to get more kids and youths into the game from their early years. It’s always important to grow all of our great sports from grass-roots level, so that the sports are in good hands and growing through the years.” Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
August 12, 2020 at 10:33 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here We are waiting for Election Day. We don’t like the mail- in voting, at all. My mind is already made up on who I will vote for, that is accept for one, or two of the judge seats, and that is a hard one for me to decide. I will continue to research all I can about them. I don’t know those people, and you can’t base everything on what they say, or what their opponents say, and what they look like. I’ll try my best to sort them out. There was one candidate that I met and talked with, in the past, years ago, outside the VFW, and I am glad I had a talk with him, because i learned what a fowl, nasty, potty- mouthed person he was, and all I could think of, was that, if he talks like this in front of me, and is running for a political position to judge people, no way in he*l, was I going to vote for him, to be a judge!!! The Anatomy of Fear I am okay with Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris. I would have rather he picked Elizabeth Warren, though. I liked her better. He picked who he thought would help him get elected. I think Harris is very capable of handling the job, especially in the event that something would happen to Biden, as she knows the law, and is smart. I hope she is thick- skinned enough to take the constant crap dished out about her, and her race, and you-name-it. It is more exciting now, for me, that he finally made his pick. I’m looking forward to the Nov. election, with more “go get em”! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 2 COMMENTS August 12, 2020 at 10:24 pm Mama Mia Reply By John Haughey | The Center Square Nearly 4.3 million Floridians have requested mail-in ballots for next week’s primary election, with 1.646 million ballots already received by county elections supervisors, according to the Florida Division of Elections (DOE).As of Tuesday afternoon, 815,322 Democrats, 584,947 Republicans, 233,623 independents and 12,188 alternate party voters had cast mail-in votes for the Aug. 18 primary, which includes local elections in many counties and cities.According to DOE, 2.652 million vote-by-mail ballots requested by state residents – 1.226 million Democrat, 794,343 Republican and 600,630 nonaffiliated – have not been returned.Typically, more mail-in ballots are requested than returned as residents opt to vote in-person early or on Election Day, or simply forego voting.During the 2016 election, nearly 64,000 more Democrats than Republicans who requested mail-in ballots did not vote at all, a factor that contributed to President Donald Trump winning Florida’s 29 electoral votes by 112,911 votes.Since 2002, Florida has been one of 27 no-excuse states, where voters can request a mail-in ballot without explaining why they want to do so or being absent from the state.In 2016, state lawmakers, led by Republicans, unanimously agreed to eliminate absentee voting in state statute with vote-by-mail since Floridians do not need to be absent to vote by mail.Voting by mail usually accounts for about one-third of ballots cast statewide, according to DOE, but as pandemic fears make voting in person a scary proposition for some, elections supervisors anticipate as many as half of the state’s 13.89 million voters will cast their ballots via the mail in November.Therefore, the Aug. 18 primary is regarded as a key test for the Nov. 3 general election, when alternate voting opportunities are expected to play a key role. State and local officials closely are monitoring if systems can handle an anticipated influx of mail-in votes, including Florida’s expansive early voting rules.Florida law allows counties to open early voting 10 days before an election, ending three days before Election Day. Elections supervisors can offer early voting beginning 15 days before and ending two days before the election. Many are doing so.According to DOE, 226,017 state residents had voted early by Tuesday afternoon, including 122,734 Republicans, 89,474 Democrats and 13,069 independents.Voting registration for the primaries closed July 20, with 13.891 million Floridians enrolled, including 5.168 million registered Democrats, 4.927 million registered Republicans and 3.622 million independents in the state.With seven weeks until mail ballots go out for the Nov. 3 election, those figures fall far short of former Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s pledge to re-engage 1 million voters and draw 200,000 new Democrats to the party.Democrats’ 240,423 lead in registered voters is 5,000 voters less than the advantage they enjoyed over the GOP during the same point in 2018.Both parties have added about a half-million voters to their rolls since the summer of 2016 and between 90,000 to 100,000 new voters over the past year.“We won the voter registration war,” Republican Party of Florida Chairman Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, said last week.The voting bloc making the greatest gains is the nonaffiliated cadre, with 700,000 registering since 2016 and 3.622 million now registered without a party affiliation.Meanwhile, an estimated 4 million eligible Floridians remain unregistered to vote. After next week’s primary, they will have until Oct. 5 to sign up for the Nov. 3 election.DOE anticipates a greater percentage than usual will do so, noting 77,000 new voters registered in June. 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“COPY” Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959091/house-r-dietrich-untertrifaller-architekten Clipboard Germany Photographs: David MatthiessenCity:AlbstadtCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David MatthiessenRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. The idyllic town of Margrethausen, a district of Albstadt, is embedded in the gently rolling hills of the Swabian Alb. hilly landscape of the Swabian Alb. The sloping property on the edge of the village next to the mighty monastery offers an unobstructed view southwards over meadows and forests. This special location prompted us to glaze the entire south side of the saddle roof house right up to the gable. An essential goal of the design and the express wish of the client was to use future-oriented, sustainable materials and to integrate the building harmoniously into its surroundings.Save this picture!© David MatthiessenExcept for the parts in contact with the ground, the house was built as a timber structure. The sloped floor is made of exposed concrete. A recess on the north side marks the roofed entrance to the house and the garage. One single flight of stairs, lit by a large living room window, leads from the spacious, bright entrance area to the upper floor. The private rooms face north-east on the valley side, while the living area with its glass front opens up to the south-west. A gallery suspended from the roof provides space for a study and partially creates a gable-high living area. Since a small bathroom has already been installed in the gallery, a guest apartment or children’s room can be divided off later by inserting a partition wall.Save this picture!© David MatthiessenSave this picture!Floor plan level 1Save this picture!© David MatthiessenThe open space allows daylight to reach the entrance hall on the ground floor and visually connects the differently used levels of the house. The vertical room-to-room circulation made corridors unnecessary and thus maximised the living space. The result is a very personal, unique living profile and a generous, flowing ambiance.Save this picture!© David MatthiessenExposed concrete, wood and glass characterise the entire design of the house, both inside and out. Walls and ceilings are largely made of silver fir, the floors of ash. The kitchen unit of black Nanotech panels contrasts effectively with the light wood. The gable-high glazing facing the garden visually extends the inside to the outside.Save this picture!© David MatthiessenCovered terraces frame the entire living area on both sides. In the middle of the south side, a free-standing exposed concrete table extends the deck, and to the west, a simple metal staircase leads into the garden. The wide overhanging gable roof shades and protects this outdoor living space and the small balcony in front of the gallery. Vertical wooden slats on the south side and in front of the large bathroom window in the east provide privacy and shading while preserving the transparency of the façade design.Save this picture!© David MatthiessenProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse with a Brick Veil / Studio LotusSelected ProjectsTen Bamboo Studio Art Gallery / SITUATE ArchitectureSelected Projects Share House R / Dietrich | Untertrifaller ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHouse R / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten Save this picture!© David Matthiessen+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses “COPY” CopyHouses•Albstadt, Germany Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959091/house-r-dietrich-untertrifaller-architekten Clipboard Projects House R / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten 2020 Photographs ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeDietrich | Untertrifaller ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookAlbstadtGermanyPublished on March 25, 2021Cite: “House R / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten” 25 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
· Welcare · Brent Mind (Brent Mencap) · Health Link · Jeevika Trust · JCMT · Ashiana · GVEP – Global Village Energy Partnership Ian Ryder, appiChar’s Director said: “we are now especially pleased to add LASA as one of our support customers. LASA work with all the IT suppliers in the sector so we’re proud that they considered our services to be the one that best suited their requirements. We are also especially pleased that another year has passed without losing a single full-support customer – something we’ve been able to say now for five years!” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AppiChar Ltd, the IT consultancy and support services provider to the not-for-profit sector, has added eight more organisations to its portfolio of customers.The new clients are:· LASA Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Technology Howard Lake | 7 January 2007 | News 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AppiChar announces new clients for 2007 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Home / Daily Dose / Demand for Fannie Mae CIRT—’Among the Strongest Ever’ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand for Fannie Mae CIRT—’Among the Strongest Ever’ Share Save October 1, 2019 1,461 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: The X Factor in Property Preservation Next: Examining Home Price Growth Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Fannie Mae recently announced that it has completed its sixth Credit Insurance Risk Transfer transaction of 2019, covering loans previously acquired by the company. The deal, CIRT 2019-3, covers $14.8 billion in unpaid principal balance (UPB) of 21-year to 30-year original term fixed-rate loans. According to Fannie Mae, this transaction is part of the GSE’s effort to reduce taxpayer risk by increasing the role of private capital in the mortgage market.“With twenty-one insurers and reinsurers providing coverage, demand for this transaction was among the strongest we’ve ever had,” said Rob Schaefer, VP for Credit Enhancement Strategy & Management, Fannie Mae. “With this deal, the CIRT program reached an important milestone, having committed approximately $10 billion of risk transfer since the program’s first transaction in 2014. The successful growth and evolution of CIRT is founded on a partnership between Fannie Mae and participating insurers and reinsurers, reinforced by the transparency of the CIRT program and our leadership in managing single-family residential credit risk.”With CIRT 2019-3, which became effective August 1, 2019, Fannie Mae will retain risk for the first 40 basis points of loss on a $14.8 billion pool of single-family loans with loan-to-value ratios greater than 60 percent and less than or equal to 80 percent. If the $59 million retention layer is exhausted, reinsurers will cover the next 325 basis points of loss on the pool, up to a maximum coverage of approximately $479 million.Coverage for these deals is provided based upon actual losses for a term of 12.5 years. Depending on the paydown of the insured pool and the principal amount of insured loans that become seriously delinquent, the aggregate coverage amount may be reduced at the one-year anniversary and each month thereafter. The coverage on each deal may be canceled by Fannie Mae at any time on or after the five-year anniversary of the effective date by paying a cancellation fee. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Loss Mitigation, News Print This Post Tagged with: CIRT Fannie Mae Insurance Risk Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago CIRT Fannie Mae Insurance Risk 2019-10-01 Seth Welborn
iStock(FORT WORTH, Texas) — A white police officer responding to a call early Saturday for a welfare check at a home in Fort Worth, Texas, fired a shot into a bedroom window, striking and killing a 28-year-old black woman who a neighbor said was not a threat.Relatives of the woman who was fatally shot identified her as Atatiana Jefferson, and said she worked as a human resources officer for a Fort Worth company and that she lived in the home with an 8-year-old nephew, Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA reported.During a news conference on Sunday afternoon, Fort Worth Police Lt. Brandon O’Neil said the officer who opened fire on Jefferson never identified himself as a police officer.“What the officer observed and why he did not announce ‘police’ will be addressed as the investigation continues,” O’Neil said.The NAACP released a statement on Twitter calling the fatal shooting of Jefferson “UNACCEPTABLE!”“The acts of yet another ‘trained’ police officer have resulted in the death of #AtatianaJefferson Gun downed in her own home,” the NAACP wrote. “If we are not safe to call the police, if we are not safe in our homes, where can we find peace? We demand answers. We demand justice.”UNACCEPTABLE! The acts of yet another “trained” police officer have resulted in the death of #AtatianaJefferson. Gun downed in her own home. If we are not safe to call the police, if we are not safe in our homes, where can we find peace? We demand answers. We demand justice. pic.twitter.com/UZqHQzPyaW— NAACP (@NAACP) October 13, 2019James Smith, a neighbor, said the shooting unfolded after he called the non-emergency police number to report seeing the lights on and the front door open at Jefferson’s home. He said police arrived at the home around 2:30 a.m. without activating their lights and sirens.“I called my police department for a welfare check,” Smith told WFAA. “No domestic violence, no arguing, nothing that they should have been concerned about as far as them coming with guns drawn to my neighbor’s house.”Hearing the gunshot shocked him, he said.“I don’t know what went on in that house, but I know she wasn’t a threat,” Smith said. “I’m still kind of broken and shocked. They tell me I shouldn’t feel bad. But I feel bad cause had I not called the police department, she would probably still be alive today.”Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt said Jefferson’s “understandably heartbroken” relatives told him that Jefferson and her nephew were playing video games when they heard noises outside.“She went to investigate at the window. An officer was on the other side who shouted commands and before she had a moment to respond, he shot her to death,” said Merritt, who also represents the family of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old black man shot to death in September 2018 by white former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who mistook Jean’s apartment for her own and wrongly suspected he was an intruder.The Fort Worth Police Department did not release the name of the officer.O’Neil said police received a call at 2:25 a.m. to respond to the home on East Allen Avenue. He said two officers arrived at the house at 2:29 am. and parked near Jefferson’s home, but not in front of the residence. He said the officers walked around the back of the house, and that one of the officers observed a person through the rear window of the home and opened fire.Body-camera footage released by the department shows the officer approaching a rear window of the home with his gun drawn. The officer sees the woman through the window, shouts, “Put your hands up, show me your hands,” and fires one shot.The video seems to confirm the officer never identified himself as police before he opened fire.The front door appears open in the body-camera footage, but a screen door looks to be closed in front of it. The officer doesn’t appear to knock.“Perceiving a threat, the officer drew his duty weapon and fired one shot striking the person inside the residence,” a statement from the police department reads.Responding officers entered the home, located the shooting victim and began providing emergency care.Jefferson died at the scene.“An 8-year-old male, Ms. Jefferson’s nephew, was inside the room during this time,” O’Neil said.O’Neil declined to answer questions from reporters, saying Police Chief Ed Kraus is scheduled to hold a news conference about the shooting on Monday.He said the officer who shot Jefferson is scheduled to be interviewed on Monday by the department’s Major Case Unit investigators.A firearm was recovered from the woman’s home, but police did not say where the gun was found in the house. The investigation is ongoing.The officer, who’s been with the department since April 2018, has been placed on administrative leave.Merritt set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Jefferson’s funeral. As of Sunday afternoon, more than $81,000 had been raised.Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price released a statement saying the Police Chief Ed Kraus and his command staff “are acting with immediacy and transparency to conduct a complete and thorough investigation.”She said the case will be turned over to the Tarrant County District Attorney Law Enforcement Incident Team to investigate the incident further.“Writing a statement like this is tragic and something that should never be necessary,” Price said in her statement. “A young woman has lost her life, leaving her family in unbelievable grief. All of Fort Worth must surround Atatiana Jefferson’s family with prayers, love and support.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif.-Among the five Utah Valley University athletes to qualify for the NCAA Track & Field West regionals later this week at Sacramento State University, is a former Kanab High star.Senior Daven Russell will be competing in the shot put, an event he won the WAC Championship in May 9-11 at Lawrence, Kan.Russell is the 41st ranked shot putter in the West region (consisting of all Division I schools in the West) and his best toss represents a UVU school record, 58.56 feet.Russell was also named as the WAC’s Outstanding Field Performer for this past season. He will compete in the West regionals Saturday at roughly 5:30 pm MDT.The regionals will run from Thursday-Saturday.Other competitors for the Wolverines to compete at the regionals include senior sprinter Alena Gillespie of Highland, Utah, sophomore distance runner Adrian Jones of Meridian, Idaho, junior sprinter Jordan Carder of Gilbert, Ariz., and multi-talented sophomore Albert MacArthur of Port Orchard, Wash. MacArthur will compete in both the long jump and triple jump. Written by May 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former Kanab High Thrower To Compete for UVU At NCAA Regionals Tags: Daven Russell/Kanab High School/Shot Put/UVU Track Brad James
The notable winners of the licencing round are Lundin Energy (19), Equinor (17), and Wintershall (16) Norway-based Equinor has been awarded 17 licences in the APA 2020 licencing round. (Credit: Equinor ASA) The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy said that 30 oil companies have been awarded 61 production licences for offshore blocks on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) in the Award in Pre-Defined Areas 2020 (APA 2020).Of the 61 licences, 34 are contained in the North Sea, 24 are in the Norwegian Sea, while the remaining three are in the Barents Sea.The winners of the APA 2020 range from large international firms to smaller domestic exploration companies, said the Norwegian ministry. Of these, 18 have been awarded one or more operatorships.According to the Ministry, the licences have been awarded with work-programme commitments or as additional areas to such licenses.Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru said: “I am pleased to offer 61 new production licenses in this year’s APA round to a diverse range of companies.“These companies have shown great interest in gaining access to new exploration acreage, illustrating the industry’s confidence in continued profitability from exploration on the Norwegian continental shelf. This is good news for the Norwegian state as resource owner.”Swedish oil and gas company Lundin Energy, through its subsidiary Lundin Energy Norway, has bagged the most licences during the APA 2020, at 19. The company will have an operatorship stake across seven of those licenses.Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor has won 17 licences of which it will be an operator in 10.Equinor Norway exploration senior vice president Nick Ashton said: “We are pleased about the awards that will be an important supplement to our exploration portfolio and form the basis for future discoveries to be realized in line with Equinor’s climate roadmap.”The third most successful company during the APA 2020 is German oil and gas firm Wintershall with 16 licences, with operatorship in four of them.Other notable winners during the licencing round are Aker BP and Vår Energi, which have both been awarded 10 production licences.
Home » News » Agencies & People » Lettings proptech platform offers a ‘fourth way’ to landlords previous nextAgencies & PeopleLettings proptech platform offers a ‘fourth way’ to landlordsNewly arrived head of B2B at lettings platform Home Made, Jo Green, says its hub approach is proven and will change the industry.Nigel Lewis13th January 202001,201 Views Lettings agents have faced competition from online and hybrid competitors for several years now and companies such as Howsy – which today bought the assets of Upad – but also Accommodation.co.uk, Purplebricks and MakeUrMove, all claim to offer a similar service to traditional agents for a fraction of the cost.The least-known is Home Made. It has been ticking over for two years developing its tech and testing out its service with several hundred landlords.It offers them a £948 tenant find service including accompanied viewings plus property management for 4%, way below the industry average of 10%-12%.But its service is about to step up a gear following the appointment of senior lettings figure Jo Green (pictured, above), as the company seeks to expand.“My role is going to head up both expansion in build-to-rent (BTR) but also its development within the professionally-managed private rental market portfolio and block sectors,” she says.“For me the biggest pull of Home Made was that it has proved that the concept will work in the market and has landlord case studies in the bag.”Home Made isn’t like other proptech platforms in the field, Green claims, because it offers a ‘fourth way’ that’s neither traditional, hybrid nor online.The tech-based business operates in the capital out of a hub with property management staff on the road conducting appraisals and managing properties, a model which is likely to be rolled out to other cities soon including Manchester.Early careerDuring her early career in general sales Green completed a law degree in her spare time and then joined a firm of solicitors in the property management sector.But the lure of sales proved too strong and she later joined PRSim, LSL’s build-to-rent business and was one of the small clutch of property professionals there for BTR’s birth alongside ‘PRS champion’ Andrew Stanford within the Ministry of Housing.“Build to rent was very much a moss-covered stone at the top of a very big hill,” she says. “It’s also very much the direction we need to be going in the country.”She then switched roles to head up sales at IdealFlatmate.com before joining Home Made to head up its business development.“LSL saw build-to-rent as an opportunity and although they were late to join the party, their position as one of the largest property managers in the private rental market gave them a strong position to start from,” she says.Industry divisionGreen claims the lettings industry divides into two on build to rent; agencies who think build-to-rent is just another arm of the existing industry, and those who’ve realised it’s a new sector slowly taking shape.“I think there were some naysayers out there who say that we’ve seen all this before and it’s not going to be that exciting, but I think it’s turned out to be the opposite,” she says. Home Made Jo Green Andrew Stanford idealflatmate LSL PRSim January 13, 2020Nigel 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
Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: JSC Amur Shipyard to Shut Down Nuclear Submarine Building Activities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic JSC Amur Shipyard (Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Far East) will shut down nuclear submarine building activities after leasing out SSN Nerpa to Indian Navy, reported Interfax referring to Roman Trotsenko, president of JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).According to him, abandonment of submarine building at Amur Shipyard is related to shallow waters of Amur River which is used by submarines to reach the sea for trials. In prospect, the yard will mostly build civil ships and Project 20380/20385 corvettes for Russian Navy.Established in 1936, Amur Shipyard was primarily specialized in construction of submarines and civil vessels. According to the shipyard’s statistics, it has built 56 nuclear-powered submarines, 41 diesel submarines, and 137 civil ships of different classes and purposes. Through its history, the yard has built only 36 surface warships. Among submarines launched by Amur Shipyard were Project 877 Paltus diesel subs, Project 671RTM Schuka and Project 971 Schuka-B nuclear-powered submarines.The latest sub built by Amur Shipyard is K-152 Nerpa which will be leased to India early in 2012. The submarine was built under Project 971I Schuka-B. Presently, SSN Nerpa passes joint Russian-Indian trials. Nerpa is the third-generation submarine. Her underwater displacement is 12,800 tons. K-152 has max speed up to 30 knots and dives down to 600 meters. Nerpa is armed with four 533-mm and four 650-mm torpedo tubes.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, October 13, 2011; Image: shipdesign Russia: JSC Amur Shipyard to Shut Down Nuclear Submarine Building Activities Industry news View post tag: submarine View post tag: down View post tag: Amur View post tag: Russia View post tag: shipyard View post tag: to View post tag: nuclear View post tag: JSC October 13, 2011 View post tag: building View post tag: shut View post tag: activities Share this article