Utah Football Spring Camp Enters Fourth Week

first_imgAll outdoor practices and scrimmages are open to the public. The Tuesday and Thursday practices will run from 3:00-4:45 pm at the Eccles Football Center Fields. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-This week, the University of Utah football team will conducts its fourth week of spring practice with three sessions. The Utes remind fans ahead of the April 13 Red-White game to wear gold in their attire to promote pediatric cancer awareness as well as support for the Hayes Tough Foundation. The Friday practice session, from 4:00-6:00 pm at Rice-Eccles Stadium, will be a scrimmage. April 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Football Spring Camp Enters Fourth Weekcenter_img Tags: Connor Haller/Eccles Football Center Fields/medical scholarship/Practice/Rice-Eccles Stadium/Utah Football Brad James Junior tight end Connor Haller has retired for medical reasons and will be placed on medical scholarship. Written bylast_img read more

Ensign Natural Resources acquires EFS and Edwards acreage in South Texas

first_imgThe Newpek acquisition includes approximately 5,700 net acres in Bee, DeWitt, Karnes, and Live Oak Counties Ensign Natural Resources announces purchase of acreage. (Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay) Ensign Natural Resources announced the purchase of Eagle Ford Shale (“EFS”) and Edwards (“Edwards”) acreage in South Texas from Newpek LLC (“Newpek”).  The Newpek acquisition includes approximately 5,700 net acres in Bee, DeWitt, Karnes, and Live Oak Counties and current net production of approximately 2,200 barrels of oil equivalent per day.  This acquisition increases Ensign’s current ownership in the leases and wells it acquired from Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. (“Pioneer”) in 2019.Ensign concurrently announced that it reduced its future gathering, processing and transportation rates with the Company’s primary midstream provider.“We have been focused on securing incremental gains and improving our margins during this unprecedented downturn in the energy market,” said Brett Pennington, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ensign. “We believe these transactions will strengthen the asset and our relationship with key partners in the value chain, while lowering future gathering costs and increasing free cash flow.  The commitment and support of our equity sponsors have allowed us to be nimble and capture value during these challenging times.”Ensign was formed in late 2017 in partnership with Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm focused on growth investing. As part of the Pioneer acquisition, the Company also secured an equity commitment from the Kayne Private Energy Income Funds, an investment platform dedicated to partnering with high caliber management teams to acquire and develop large producing oil and gas assets in North America.Sidley Austin LLP acted as legal counsel to Ensign. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Property market slowdown worst at top of market, says Rightmove

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Property market slowdown worst at top of market, says Rightmove previous nextHousing MarketProperty market slowdown worst at top of market, says RightmoveFour and five bedroom houses taking longer to shift as sales soften across the UK.Nigel Lewis16th October 201702,208 Views The largest houses are taking the longest to find buyers as the property market slowdown continues, it has been revealed.Rightmove’s monthly house price index reveals that across the UK properties with five bedrooms and detached four-bedroom houses are taking 76 days to sell, while in London it’s 86 days.The average time to sell across the UK for all properties is 63 days, the portal says.Property market slowdownRightmove believes the slowdown at the “top of the ladder” is helping soften the sales market overall. In London the number of sales agreed compared to same period a year ago is down by 9%, while southern counties have experienced a dip of 7.8%.The north has fared better, Rightmove says, with a dip of just 3%.But these are only year-on-year figures – better than expected sales across the UK earlier this year means sales so far this year are ahead of 2016.“Sales agreed numbers are holding up better in the north, whilst a common factor throughout the country is the lower and middle market sectors being the most active,” says Rightmove director Miles Shipside (pictured, left)“However, where property prices have far outstripped buyers’ wages, and consequently their affordability, sellers will either have to be more tempting with their asking prices or outscore other properties with extra desirable features.”But one curious aspect of the company’s index is that, despite houses taking longer to sell and the number of homes sold dropping, asking prices increased during October by 1.1% and are rising 1.4% year-on-year.But Russell Quirk, CEO of online ageny eMoov (pictured, right), is sceptical of the Rightmove figures.“Of course, it goes without saying that those with a “top of the ladder” property will find it harder to sell as these properties take a bit more time whatever the market conditions,” he says.“With the UK market showing positive signs of a recovery over the last few months it is unlikely the average UK seller will struggle as we approach one of the busiest periods in the UK property market calendar.“I certainly don’t think there are more sellers chasing fewer buyers as the level of housing stock or lack thereof, continues to be the driving factor behind UK price growth. There are many pockets of the UK outside of the top-end market in London and the South East that are still seeing an imbalance between the level of buyer demand to houses available.”Read more stories about Rightmove. Miles Shipside big houses taking longest to sell Rightmove house price index October 16, 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 2021last_img read more

Essex ARG Ends Certification Exercise

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Essex ARG Ends Certification Exercise View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy April 23, 2015 View post tag: americas View post tag: Essex Authorities Essex ARG Ends Certification Exercise View post tag: ARG View post tag: Ends View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Naval View post tag: certification The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) successfully completed a two-week Certification Exercise (CERTEX) April 21 off the coast of Southern California.CERTEX is the final integrated-training event for the Essex ARG and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).Capt. Clint Carroll, commander, Amphibious Squadron (CPR) 3, said:We continue to train for every possible scenario, refining our procedure with each training mission. Coordinating, planning and executing the mission in an amphibious environment requires skill, attention to detail and the ability to adjust in a constantly evolving environment.CERTEX is a comprehensive, complex training evolution that combines the Navy and Marine Corps maritime and ship-to-shore capabilities. Although routinely conducted to maintain readiness, this CERTEX introduced a unique training event. The ARG conducted an inaugural joint recovery force exercise with Army Special Forces (SOF), U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy personnel.With an ever-increasing focus on joint operations, the scenario allowed the different services training in the event of a joint maritime operation.[mappress mapid=”15746″]Image: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

In Short

first_imgNorthern Foods’ bakery division has seen solid seasonal demand over Christmas, according to its interim statement for the 13 weeks ended 27 December 2008. Underlying revenue was up 1.9%, with average prices increasing by 2%. The food firm also noted a good performance for its own-label and Matthew Walker puddings.== Northern highlights ==== SAMB to look at fats ==The Scottish Association of Master Bakers (SAMB) is to organise a series of workshops with the Food Standards Agency (FSA), looking at the technical aspects of lowering fats in bakery products. Details of the workshops will be revealed soon. The SAMB had recently aired concern to FSA officials regarding the effect its anti-saturated fats campaign may have on bakery products.== Food sales hold firm ==Food sales grew marginally in the Christmas trading period, despite total UK retail sales values falling 3.3% on a like-for-like basis, according to the British Retail Consortium. The December figures were the worst since data was first collected 14 years ago.== Inbake redundancies ==Supermarket in-store bakery (ISB) company Inbake has made around 80 people redundant in the past year, after its main customer, the Co-operative Group, decided to bring its ISB operation in-house. Eight ISBs and 10 satellite units at Co-op stores have closed.== Scores on the Doors ==The FSA has approved a six-tier Scores on the Doors hygiene rating scheme for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Retail bakeries and foodservice operators are encouraged to voluntarily display the scores on the premises. Scotland is to continue its two-tier system of ’pass’ or ’improvement required’.last_img read more

Beef pies take top UK savoury slot

first_imgBeef pies have overtaken sausage rolls as the UK’s favourite savoury snack, according to a new report from research company Mintel.The report found that beef pies, such as steak and kidney, steak and ale, and beef and onion, are now more popular than sausage rolls, which had previously topped the chart in 2008. The top three pie and pasty products in 2010 rank as beef pies (55% of people said these were their favourite), sausage rolls (53%) and Cornish pasties (45%).The savouries market is performing well, said Mintel, and is expected to grow in value by 2% from £941m in 2009 to an estimated £962m by the end of 2010. Between 2008 and 2009, sales of pies and pasties increased by around 5%. The market is predicted to grow by a further 17% to reach £1.12bn by 2017.  Vivianne Ihekweazu, senior food and drink analyst at Mintel, said: “While pies were often seen as old-fashioned, they have benefited from being repositioned as a popular gastro pub meal staple – moving them beyond the sausage roll in the eyes of the consumer.”last_img read more

News story: Sellafield joins Northern Powerhouse

first_img I’m really pleased Sellafield Ltd has joined the Northern Powerhouse as an official partner. The company plays a huge role already in the north’s economy, employing more than 11,000 people and spending more than £1.1bn a year in the supply chain. The Northern Powerhouse is all about ensuring economies like Cumbria are able to achieve their full potential by working together with other towns, cities and rural communities. I’m looking forward to learning more about the great work Sellafield Ltd already does in and how its future plans can help drive local and national economic growth. The company was confirmed as an official partner by Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry yesterday.Mr Berry made the announcement at the Cumbria Day event in the House of Commons.The Northern Powerhouse is designed to drive economic growth in the north via investments in skills, innovation, transport and culture.Cumbria Day was organised by Cumbria’s MPs and the county’s Local Enterprise Partnership, to showcase Cumbria’s businesses and produce to Parliamentarians.Jamie Reed, head of community and development for Sellafield Ltd, said: Jake Berry, Northern Powerhouse Minister, said:center_img We’re delighted to become official partners of the Northern Powerhouse. It’s fantastic to be announcing this on Cumbria Day, as Parliamentarians get to see first-hand the unlimited potential of our fabulous county. Sellafield has long been a powerhouse in its own right. We pioneered the civil nuclear industry and we’re now leading the world in nuclear decommissioning. Our greatest challenge is ensuring we leave a positive legacy for our community by helping build a diverse and resilient local economy. Being a partner in the Northern Powerhouse allows us to work closely with our owners the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Government, local authorities, and other partners to give us a greater chance of success.last_img read more

From decisive to dithering

first_imgWe’ve all been there. You’re queued up, waiting patiently to order an ice-cream cone on a hot day, when you spot a customer at the front of the line who seems stumped about what flavor to order. As the minutes tick by, your patience gives way to irritation as all scooping stops while the customer dithers over the life-altering choice of chocolate or vanilla, and those waiting share exasperated glances or mutter unflattering words.So what’s behind the irritation that drives us to instantly judge a stranger engaged in an inconsequential activity such as getting ice cream?It turns out that when we observe someone making a decision, the amount of time and thought the person appears to give a matter powerfully shapes our perception of that person, according to a recent paper from researchers at Harvard Business School (HBS), Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.Those who make seemingly quick and effortless decisions do not necessarily have more appeal and influence than those who spend more time mulling things over. Rather, observers who deem that a decision-maker has applied the “appropriate” amount of thoughtfulness to a choice will view that individual more favorably, find the decision — whatever it is — sounder, and even ascribe greater social-influence potential to the person, the study concludes.Michael I. Norton, an associate professor at HBS and one of the paper’s co-authors, said previous research suggested that both thinking too much and thinking too little about a decision were seen as undesirable, but little research had been conducted on what constituted the right amount. The researchers knew there was a correlation between time and complexity in decision-making, but were surprised at how stark and predictable the connection appeared to be.“We didn’t know that it would be so clear that the type of decision just very clearly predicts how much you should think about it,” he said. “This is a case where if someone is making a decision that seems to be easy and taking too long, we really judge them negatively. And the reverse: If they’re making a decision that seems like it’s really hard and they do it quickly, we really seem to say, ‘I don’t believe that person at all.’”In three studies, respondents were asked to evaluate fictional situations, such as buying a microwave or playing blackjack, in which a protagonist had to make a decision. Sometimes the situations set up a presumably easy choice, like selecting between two colors for identical microwaves or “hitting” on a low blackjack hand. Other participants were told that the microwaves had several key differences or that the blackjack hand held cards very close to 21, making for tougher choices. In each scenario, respondents were told what the protagonist chose to do and how long he took to decide. They were then asked to rate the quality of his choice and evaluate him as a person and as a possible friend.How respondents said they felt about the protagonist closely aligned with the perceived difficulty of the dilemma and the apparent thoughtfulness of the decision. “A decision that has 82 moving parts and you decide in a second, you’re capricious; a decision that has one moving part and you take a week, you’re overthinking it,” said Norton.The research findings have broad application, from parenting to social relationships, and offer important lessons for fields such as politics, business, and the law, where the ability to build and exert social influence over others is critical to success, he said. Politicians who clearly convey to voters that they gave a difficult matter careful consideration before reaching decisions, for example, can more effectively convince the public that their decisions are good ones, even if they’re not, and bolster their own likeability.So why do people assign such importance to how someone seems to calibrate the deliberation process to the demands of an issue at hand, sometimes placing it above the decision itself?“I think it’s partly that we’re not really sure when we’ve made a good decision for starters — it’s hard to know — and we’re also not sure when other people have made good decisions, so we’re looking for cues,” said Norton. “And because we don’t know, we tend to use these heuristics, in a sense, that tell us ‘I’ve made a good decision.’”last_img read more

Talk centers on snow removal

first_imgFollowing the recent passage of a new snow ordinance in South Bend, members of the Council of Representatives (COR) discussed the ramifications for off-campus students at Tuesday’s meeting. The new ordinance includes a penalty for residents who fail to shovel the sidewalk within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall. According to WNDU, the fine existed in the previous ordinance, but the city could only impose it after having paid someone else to remove it. “We’re concerned about students over break,” student body president Catherine Soler said. The city is establishing a snow removal program, which it hopes to staff with volunteers to clear the sidewalks at residencies occupied by the handicapped or elderly. Off-campus president Ryan Hawley said he thinks off-campus seniors will respond negatively to the new ordinance. “Students don’t have the money, time or energy to shovel our sidewalks,” he said. But student body vice president Andrew Bell said it is important for students to fulfill the responsibilities that come with living in South Bend. “When you choose to move off campus and into the community of South Bend, you’re choosing to follow these rules,” he said. “We just need to remember we chose to be part of this. The real issue is about students not being around a lot of the time.” Chief of staff Nick Ruof said the administration would be meeting with city representatives to discuss Notre Dame students’ role in the removal program and how the city will handle fines over breaks. “They’re looking for Notre Dame students to shovel elderly people’s sidewalks,” he said. “We’ll be meeting with the city attorneys in a few weeks.” Soler said it could serve as an opportunity for students to get service hours for Resident Life penalties. Bell reminded members that a cooperative effort between students and the city, especially through the volunteer removal program, could help alleviate any issues that may arise with student residences. “Just like everything else in a community, it’s give and take,” he said.last_img read more

SMC student named ‘Maid of Erin’

first_imgSaint Mary’s sophomore Kaitlin Nelson earned the 56th Maid of Erin title in a Detroit Irish scholarship competition on Feb. 22, earning the right to represent the Detroit United Irish Society for one year.Katie McCarty | The Observer Nelson, a communications and theatre major, said The Maid of Erin is required to make public appearances and speeches at local Detroit events, especially during the Saint Patrick’s Day season.She said she discovered the competition through her family, which has been involved in the Detroit Irish community for generations.“My cousins have been a part of the competition and I always knew I would compete,” Nelson said. “I am also a part of a women’s Irish group in Detroit called the Daughters of Erin which is very involved in the competition.”The competition requires any girl of Irish descent between the ages of 16-23 to make two speeches, take part in an interview and perform in a talent portion in front of judges, Nelson said. The panel of four judges is composed of dignitaries in the community.“My first speech focused on my work with a program called Girls on the Run, a non- profit organization which teaches middle-school girls self confidence while training them for a 5K,” Nelson said. “My second question was an Irish history question and for my talent portion, I Irish danced. I have been Irish dancing for over 16 years now, and it has been a major part of my life taking me all the way to the championship level.”Nelson said the Saint Patrick’s Day season is the busiest for the Maid. Parties and fundraisers lead up to the largest event, the annual Detroit Saint Patrick’s Day parade.“The parade day begins at 4:30 a.m. with interviews with all the local news stations and radio shows, then off to Mass at 9 a.m.,” Nelson said. “The next part of the day is the Cork Town Races which is the city’s 5K, then the parade begins.“The Maid of Erin starts the parade and is driven by a horse and carriage. When I reach the end of the parade I go to the grand stand with the dignitaries and watch the rest of the parade.“There are many parties after the parade as well to celebrate Cork Town as it is Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, established in 1834.”Detroit’s 56th annual parade was Sunday, and participants marched in the second coldest winter on record, Nelson said.“Our faces were frozen but our Irish blood was flowing strong, keeping us warm.” Nelson said. “The parade was spectacular, and a lot of people came out despite the cold weather.”While Nelson reigns as queen, one of her many ambitions is to start a Detroit Irish organization for kids. There is a lack of opportunity for children, Nelson said.“I think Detroit exemplifies how diverse our community is and how proud we are of culture,” Nelson said. “As the Irish community, I think it is our responsibility to share this pride with the generations to come. We are proud of our heritage and the hard working people that got us where we are today and that should be passed down.”Nelson said she is most looking forward to being able to represent the United Irish Society at various community events in Detroit and to show Irish pride“No matter how tiring the events get, I remind myself how lucky I am to be a part of such a dedicated and hard working culture,” Nelson said. “Detroit’s Irish history dates back to 1834 and, through all the hardships, exemplifies how strong the Irish are. I am truly proud to be Detroit Irish.”Tags: Detroit, detroit main of erin, maid of erin, SMC, smc student named maid of erin, St. Patrick’s Day, st. patrick’s day maid of erinlast_img read more