Scoreboard roundup — 7/29/19

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESan Diego 8, Baltimore 1AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 7, Kansas City 3Detroit 7, L-A Angels 2NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 6, Atlanta 3Cincinnati 11, Pittsburgh 6Miami 11, Arizona 6Colorado 9, L-A Dodgers 1Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img July 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 7/29/19last_img

Annual property price growth set to hit 10%

first_imgWith demand from buyers continuing to heavily outweigh the supply of homes coming on to the market, residential property prices in Britain’s 20 biggest cities is expected to be increasing by 10 per cent by the end of this year, according to a new report.The latest research by property analysts Hometrack revealed that annual home price inflation is currently running at 8.4 per cent but it estimates that this rate of growth will rise in the coming months, fuelled by high demand and low supply, as well as a strengthening domestic economy, which is fuelling optimism in the market.The report also found that the average price of a residential property rose by 4.3 per cent in the last quarter to reach £226,200, with quarter-on-quarter gains led by Oxford, up 8 per cent, followed by London (6.6 per cent) and Glasgow (6.4 per cent).In contrast, Aberdeen was found to be the weakest performer with no real movement in home prices during the first half of 2015.“Rising demand for property against a backdrop of low supply continues push city level house prices higher,” said Richard Donnell, Director of Research at Hometrack (left). “It looks increasingly likely that city level house price growth will return to double digits by the year end.”But Donnell also said that there was a risk that demand for housing may cool, in turn slowing house price growth, if the Bank of England opts to increase interest rates.“The greatest risk facing the housing market is an upward movement in interest rates,” he added.Hometrack’s claim that optimism in the housing market is improving is supported by the latest Knight Frank / Markit’s latest House Price Sentiment Index for July, which revealed that household in all UK regions perceived that property prices rose this month, with expectations for future house price rises accelerated to a nine-month high in the South East.Some 21.4 per cent of the 1,500 households surveyed across the UK said that the value of their home had risen over the last month, while only 4.1 per cent reported a fall giving the HPSI a reading of 58.6 – the 28th consecutive month that the reading has been above 50.Grainne Gilmore (right), Head of UK Residential Research at Knight Frank, said: “Overall expectations for future house price growth remain firm, underpinned by a strengthening labour market, improving economy and ultra-low mortgage rates. There is now more discussion about possible interest rate rises, but this, as well as the property tax announcements in the Summer Budget, has had little impact on average expectations for the direction of travel for house prices.”Separate data released by Zoopla also shows that home prices are increasing, with the average value a property rising by almost nearly £7,000 typically during the first half of 2015.Across the country, the average home added £6,974 onto its value between January and the start of July, according to the website, meaning that a typical property is now worth £270,674.Scotland witnessed the highest rate of price growth at a regional level, with home prices there rising by 11,382 or 6.6 per cent over the first half of the year, owed in part to a post-referendum bounce.Across Britain generally, property values are estimated by Zoopla to have risen by 2.7 per cent over the last six months.Wales was named as the worst-performing region for property price increases over the first half of 2015, with a rise of just 1 per cent, or £1,584.Zoopla’s Lawrence Hall (left) said: “The strong regional figures across the board indicate an economy which is returning to health, with a series of Government incentives designed to encourage home-buying helping to boost demand for property in all parts of Britain.”housing market knight frank Hometrack property price growth property prices rising property prices Zoopla August 10, 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 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 » Housing Market » Annual property price growth set to hit 10% previous nextHousing MarketAnnual property price growth set to hit 10%The supply-demand imbalance is continuing to drive up property prices, new figures show.PROPERTYdrum10th August 20150687 Viewslast_img read more

Infertile academic seeks Oxbridge donor

first_imgAn infertile Oxford graduate has placed adverts at Oxford and Cambridge, asking for an egg donor.Sally Adams has placed adverts in the Oxford Mail and its Cambridge counterpart, asking only for donors who are university graduates and under 32.Adams, who studied zoology at Oxford, said she hoped to find a donor who is “educated, intellectual and possibly with connections with the colleges”.She has been criticised by some for attempting to create a ‘designer baby.’ Experts have pointed out that intellect is only partly based on genetics and that using an egg from Oxbridge would not guarantee an intelligent child.A second year Oxford student said, “I think it’s bit pathetic really. If she’s that desperate for a child surely she should be delighted to accept a donor regardless of their intellect. Andbesides, there’s no guarantee a clever mother means a clever child”.Adams has already found an appropriate source of sperm.last_img read more

Bailey George Memorial 5K set for Saturday

first_imgRace to begin at 9 a.m.  The loss of University of Evansville runner Bailey George from cancer earlier this year had such an impact on the Purple Aces program and the Evansville community.  Head coach Don Walters is going to make sure that her memory will continue to live on as he has announced the formation of the Bailey George Memorial 5K Walk/Run.Set for this Saturday, August 6, the race will take place at the Angel Mounds Cross Country Course in Evansville at 9 a.m.  The course was the sight of the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Championships.  It will be a non-timed event, but a clock will be placed at the finish line for participants to view their times.  A 400-meter children’s event will also take place that day.Cost of entry is just $15 with proceeds going to the Bailey George Scholarship Fun.  Donations are also welcome.  All participants will receive a commemorative medal.“What happened to Bailey is just tragic. For someone to be taken so young, it touches everyone,” Walters said.  “The only way that we can remember things is to put them out there and deal with it.  When we do that, we make things better.  We know that Bailey is in a great place and she is watching over us.  We hope that we get able to get great a lot of community support and put on a great event in Bailey’s honor.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Greencore profits hit by difficult summer trading

first_imgConvenience foods giant Greencore has become the latest supplier to complain that unseasonal summer weather and raw material cost inflation had hit its profits in 2007.Greencore, which claims to be Europe’s largest sandwich manufacturer, making more than 200 million sandwiches a year, said that, in common with the rest of the industry, it was working hard to offset the impact of high levels of raw material inflation on the division.Although its convenience foods division, which accounts for 70% of sales, performed well in the first half of the year, with profits up 5%, its profit declined 16% in the second half.Raw material and packaging prices increased considerably during the year, with increases seen in items such as bread, flour, dairy, eggs, cooked meats, onions, glass, corrugated paper and PET. Inflationary pressures in full-year 2007 were not recovered through customer price increases in the year and overall sales price deflation for the year, including trading terms and promotional support, amounted to nearly 1%, largely due to pricing arrangements carried forward from the previous year.Despite difficult trading conditions, Greencore said its “summer-weighted” categories – sandwiches, water and quiche – maintained or grew market share during the year. New product development was a major focus, with more than 40% of the convenience division’s products less than one year old, it said.Greencore said it had removed all trans fats and hydrogenated vegetable oils from its products and made significant progress towards lower salt level targets.last_img read more

Press release: Welsh company receives Board of Trade Award for exporting success

first_img I am absolutely delighted to present Sure Chill with a Board of Trade award today in Wales. The company’s success in Africa and Asia is a great example of how exporting can improve the lives of people in developing countries miles away from the UK. Businesses like Sure Chill boost the Welsh economy and showcase the best of Welsh innovation and entrepreneurship. Pioneering technology firm Sure Chill was today (17 May 2019) presented with a Board of Trade Award (BOFTA) by International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP in recognition of their exporting success.Established in 2011, Cardiff-based Sure Chill’s cooling technology protects life-saving vaccines in developing countries. Their medical refrigerators can last without power for up to 12 days and have since protected 20 million vaccinations around the world.The BOFTAs celebrate businesses who have made an outstanding contribution to international trade by championing free trade through exporting, bringing investment into the UK or demonstrating an innovative approach to entering international markets.International Trade Secretary and President of the Board of Trade Dr Liam Fox MP said: I have visited around 40 countries now as a trade minister, and I always find you can tell a lot about a society from its attitudes towards business. Today’s awards tell us a lot about what Wales values. There are awards for large businesses and small ones. Awards for family businesses and brand new start-ups, for young directors and inclusive directors, and for those who are innovative or socially-responsible. […] Whenever I lead trade missions abroad I hear the same thing: we in the UK are known for combining innovation with high standards, including quality in our goods, professionalism in our services, and high environmental and social standards. Sure Chill’s life-changing refrigerators are improving healthcare and living conditions in countries across Africa and Asia – especially those without reliable power. The company currently exports to over 50 countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Mali, Pakistan and Nepal, with plans to enter new markets in South America and the Gulf states.Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said: Later on Friday afternoon, both Secretaries of State will recognise the success of inspiring and pioneering business leaders in Wales with awards during an Institute of Directors Wales event in Cardiff.Dr Fox is expected to commend the world-renowned innovation of Welsh businesses and their contribution to Wales’ bright trading future. He is expected to say: ENDSFor further information:Contact the DIT Media and Digital Team on 020 7215 2000Follow us: @tradegovuk | I am thrilled to accept this award in recognition of Sure Chill’s progress in establishing itself as a global success story for Wales. We are renowned in the vaccine market and are now leveraging the endless commercial applications of the technology with leading brands who have a dependence on cool. Our bold ambitions will help us to expand our offering and enter new global markets, spreading the positive social and environmental impact even further whilst revolutionising how the world keeps things cool. We will achieve this with our team’s expertise, innovative approach and motivation to make an impact. Sure Chill is an inspiring Welsh business success story and their product is internationally recognised as saving lives with their innovative refrigeration technology. I’d like to congratulate them on receiving this Board of Trade Award for Exporting Success which cements their credentials as a world-leading exporting company and great contributor to the British economy. The UK Government stands ready to support all Welsh businesses that wish to replicate Sure Chill’s success, through providing an extensive network of export support to help them develop and expand into markets around the globe. Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE, Director IoD Wales said: I am delighted that the Secretaries of State for International Trade and for Wales will join us at our awards celebration. Businesses across Wales are making huge efforts to contribute to the economy and our members continue to make a positive impact in Wales, the UK and on the global stage. The Institute of Directors (IoD) Wales awards recognise the very best talent and achievements of Directors and we are confident that great Directors mean great businesses which ultimately means a better economy. Sure Chill have already featured in the Exporting is GREAT campaign launched by the Department for International Trade – designed to inspire more businesses to export by promoting the success of British businesses in international markets.Last year, Sure Chill Chief Executive Nigel Saunders joined the Prime Minister Theresa May to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya to explore new trade and investment opportunities for UK businesses across the African continent.Nigel Saunders, Chief Executive Officer at Sure Chill, said:last_img read more

Northeast Kingdom Chamber moving to Green Mountain Mall

first_imgThe Northeast Kingdom Chamber announced today it has signed a long-term lease to move its office into the Green Mountain Mall. The chamber office will relocate to a prime spot in the center, between Radio Shack and the Union Bank, directly across from the mall entrance of JC Penney. The move follows the chamber’s departure from the Pomerleau Building, directly above the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, a location it had occupied since 2003. The Town of St. Johnsbury, owner of the building, indicated to the chamber in September its desire to rent the entire second floor of the structure to a single tenant and take over operations of the welcome center. The NEK Chamber, established in St. Johnsbury in 1891, has more than 375 business members from throughout the tri-county region known as the Northeast Kingdom. Half of its membership is hospitality related, the remaining 50 percent service-related businesses. ‘The chamber looked at more than 20 locations throughout the region, and the mall space seemed to be a great fit for our organization,’ said Hannah Manley, Northeast Kingdom Chamber president. ‘It will allow us to efficiently serve our membership from a convenient location and will also allow us to prominently display our brochure racks, promoting our members, in the hallways of the mall.’ The chamber move is fortuitous timing for the organization and the mall, which is starting renovations to the center this year. The chamber will not be the only tenant moving into the mall this winter; two other businesses are expected to sign contracts for space within the first quarter of 2012. ‘We are very pleased to have an organization such as the Northeast Kingdom Chamber, a leader in the business community, coming into the mall,’ said Bernard E. Healy Jr., Green Mountain Mall owner. ‘We are in the process of putting a revitalization plan for the mall in place, and we are excited the Northeast Kingdom Chamber will be a strong partner in making these changes happen.’ St. Johnsbury Town Manager Ralph Nelson stated he is ‘absolutely thrilled’ the chamber has decided to remain in St. Johnsbury, adding, ‘There has been a long-standing, strong relationship between the Town of St. Johnsbury and the Northeast Kingdom Chamber. I am very hopeful their relocation will not diminish that.’ Chamber Executive Director Darcie McCann noted the chamber received many suggestions from members and residents on where to relocate its offices, but the suggestion she heard the most was going to the mall. She noted the ease of finding the office, considerable foot traffic, ample parking and public visibility appealed to the chamber in selecting the site. ‘Being in a retail environment ourselves will greatly assist our efforts in attracting stores to the region,’ said McCann. ‘We are very aware our region needs additional stores and companies, and we plan on doubling our efforts in seeking out such businesses and reinvigorating our economic development efforts.’ Construction on the planned chamber space is expected to start immediately and will include a computer resource center for businesses.  The computer center will include two computers, a multi-use copy/fax/scan/printer and high-speed internet that businesses can use free of charge. The computer center is being sponsored by the Vermont Department of Labor, Continuing Education at St. Johnsbury Academy and the Northeast Kingdom Chamber. ‘While it is exciting pursuing a new direction, we must acknowledge that it will be bittersweet leaving the Welcome Center and downtown,’ said McCann. ‘In addition to our increased retail and economic development efforts, we will continue to support the Welcome Center and promote our downtown businesses at our new location.’ The chamber plans to move into its new space in the first few weeks of 2012 and will retain a presence on the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center Advisory Board. CAPTION: Northeast Kingdom Chamber Past President Barbara Olden stands in front of what will be the new chamber offices in the Green Mountain Mall come the beginning of the year. Olden, from Union Bank, will be a neighbor of the chamber office, which will be located between the bank and Radio Shack and directly across the mall entrance to JC Penney.last_img read more

US coronavirus cases top 6 million as Midwest, schools face outbreaks

first_imgUS cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 6 million on Sunday as many states in the Midwest reported increasing infections, according to a Reuters tally.Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota have recently reported record one-day increases in new cases while Montana and Idaho are seeing record numbers of currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients.Nationally, metrics on new cases, deaths, hospitalizations and the positivity rates of tests are all declining, but there are emerging hotspots in the Midwest. Topics : More than eight months into the pandemic, the United States continues to struggle with testing. The number of people tested has fallen in recent weeks.Many health officials and at least 33 states have rejected the new COVID-19 testing guidance issued by the Trump administration last week that said those exposed to the virus and without symptoms may not need testing.Public health officials believe the United States needs to test more frequently to find asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers to slow the spread of the disease.While the United States has the most recorded infections in the world, it ranks tenth based on cases per capita, with Brazil, Peru and Chile having higher rates of infection, according to a Reuters tally.The United States also has the most deaths in the world at nearly 183,000 and ranks 11th for deaths per capita, exceeded by Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Chile, Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Peru.center_img Many of the new cases in Iowa are in the counties that are home to the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, which are holding some in-person classes. Colleges and universities around the country have seen outbreaks after students returned to campus, forcing some to switch to online-only learning.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said his state was sending a “SWAT team” to a State University of New York (SUNY) campus in Oneonta in upstate New York to contain a COVID-19 outbreak. Fall classes, which started last week at the college, were suspended for two weeks after more than 100 people tested positive for the virus, about 3% of the total student and faculty population, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said.”We have had reports of several large parties of our students at Oneonta last week, and unfortunately because of those larger gatherings, there were several students who were symptomatic of COVID,” Malatras said.Across the Midwest, infections have also risen after an annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota drew more than 365,000 people from across the country from Aug. 7 to 16. The South Dakota health department said 88 cases have been traced to the rally.last_img read more

Bowl Games

first_imgHappy New Year!  Here we are in a new year and the bowl games are still going on.  It used to be that you got up on New Years Day, watched the Rose Bowl Parade, and then settled in for the Cotton Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, and the Orange Bowl.  Of course, we didn’t have 300 channels to choose from, so you could not see every play of all of these games.  But still, it was a great day of football and you were certain you had seen the best football teams in the nation.  Now bowl games start sometime in December, and 30+ bowls later you get the national championship game.  This game rotates between several bowl sites.  We will all have to adjust next year because we are supposed to have a playoff to determine the national champion.  What this will do with the bowl schedule I am not absolutely certain.  I would assume that we will still have a multitude of bowl games because TV is where all the revenue is these days.  I still like the old system where the football season ended on January 1.last_img read more