NBA commissioner Adam Silver supports players’ tribute to mass shooting victims

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Berezovsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — NBA teams are honoring the victims of the nation’s latest mass shooting, and the league commissioner Adam Silver is standing behind them.  Silver showed his support from the stands Sunday as the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks acknowledged the victims of the Thousand Oaks, Calif., shooting by wearing t-shirts that displayed the message “Enough,” according to ESPN.Silver told ESPN after Sunday’s game — the Lakers’ first game since the Wednesday night shooting — that “players aren’t just ballplayers, they’re citizens.”“They have strong feelings about what’s happening in society and they react to them,” he said. “I think this was something that was a groundswell within the league. It came from the players and it spread by word of mouth from one team to another.”Silver explained that the tributes began in California, but spread when other teams joined to show their support. The Lakers and the Hawks chose to don the “Enough” shirts after the players from the Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks first wore the shirts at their game Saturday, ESPN reports. The Clippers and the Bucks first wore the shirts after the Clippers noticed the Los Angeles Kings and Minnosota Wild wearing “Enough” decals at a hockey game Thursday.The names of the 12 people killed in the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks also appear on the shirt worn by the NBA players. “Again, I support our players’ desire to speak out on issues that are important to them and important to society,” Silver told ESPN.The Lakers beat the Hawks 107-106 on Sunday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund November 12, 2018 /Sports News – National NBA commissioner Adam Silver supports players’ tribute to mass shooting victimscenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Utah State Football Adds A Pair of Assistants

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Sunday, new Utah State head football coach Gary Andersen added a pair of assistants in passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach Jason Phillips and defensive coordinator Justin Ena.Phillips brings 20 years of coaching experience to the Aggies, including five seasons  as an offensive coordinator.Phillips, a former star receiver for former Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware’s Houston Cougars, was a consensus All-America receiver in 1988. He then starred for the NFL’s Detroit Lions (1989-1990) and Atlanta Falcons (1991-1994).His professional career continued with the Canadian Football League’s Birmingham Barracudas (1995) and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1996-1997).Phillips began his coaching career as a training camp intern with the Minnesota Vikings in 2001, working under the direction of head coach Dennis Green and offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis.Since then, he has most prominently served as the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach, as well as recruiting coordinator at Southern Methodist University from 2012-14.’He was most recently the wide receivers coach for the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football before Andersen hired him away in his current capacity.Ena most recently coached the linebackers and served as co-special teams coordinator at the University of Utah from 2016-2018.Ena starred as a linebacker at BYU from 1998-2001 and was a three-time Mountain West all-conference linebacker for the Cougars.He played for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles (2002-2004) and Tennessee Titans (2005).His coaching career commenced as the special teams coordinator at Southern Utah (2008-2009) and he later served as the Thunderbirds’ defensive coordinator/linebackers coach (2010-13).He served in the same capacity at Weber State in 2014 and then joined Utah’s coaching staff as the linebackers coach in 2015. Tags: Alliance of American Football/Andre Ware/Atlanta Falcons/Birmingham Barracudas/Canadian Football League/Dennis Green/Detroit Lions/Gary Andersen/Hamilton Tiger-Cats/Houston Cougars/Jason Phillips/Justin Ena/Minnesota Vikings/Philadelphia Eagles/Salt Lake Stallions/Sherman Lewis/Southern Methodist University/Southern Utah Thunderbirds/Tennessee/Titans/Utah State Football December 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Adds A Pair of Assistants Written bylast_img read more

Rural pursuit: LonRes welcomes 200 country agents to its fold

first_imgMany agents across the country will have heard about LonRes, but have not been able to be part of the network – until now.ResCountry, the country offering from LonRes, has added 5,000 rural properties to its network from close to 200 established country offices.These now include both large nationals such as Knight Frank and Strutt & Parker and leading regional independents such as Norfolk-based Sowerbys, South West agents, Luscombe Maye, and Fisher German whose offices span the country from Hungerford in the South to Chester in the North West.ResCountry has been created on the success of LonRes, a residential business-to-business platform, that for almost 20 years, has been using technology to help agents in London do better business.The country offering came in response to the findings of a LonRes agent survey which reported that 85% of London agents had sellers or landlords looking to buy or rent outside the capital.Chris Welch, Sales Manager of LonRes, says that ResCountry is essentially a roll-out of LonRes to the country. “Country agents list their properties onto the LonRes platform and in doing so advertise their stock (and commission splits where they apply) to a private network of over 6,000 London-based estate and buying agents with clients and applicants looking to buy or rent. In short, ResCountry takes your clients’ rural properties direct to the heart of the capital.”For large nationals, ResCountry strengthens their existing agency network and for independents, it demonstrates a London connection to their country clients.“The service provides a seamless platform for agents, in and out of London, to work together. And from the feedback we’ve had from country agents, it’s proving a useful tool in helping win new instructions. Rural agents tell us their clients are quick to see the benefits of promoting their property direct to London-based agents.”“ResCountry really does open up the market to potential buyers and for rural agents it’s a compelling message to take to pitches. LonRes is an established, trusted network and taking it beyond London makes perfect sense.”ResCountry peer-to-peer platform Chris Welch networking LonRes Sheila Manchester June 19, 2019The 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 » Rural pursuit: LonRes welcomes 200 country agents to its fold previous nextProducts & ServicesRural pursuit: LonRes welcomes 200 country agents to its foldThe peer-to-peer platform grows, adding 5,000 properties rural properties to its network.Sheila Manchester19th June 20190596 Viewslast_img read more

Tech firm Goodlord wins £10m cash boost

first_imgHome » News » Tech firm Goodlord wins £10m cash boost previous nextProptechTech firm Goodlord wins £10m cash boostProperty tech firm Goodlord has raised £10m in a share issue to fund new software features for rental agencies.Richard Reed9th March 20200611 Views Property technology firm Goodlord, whose software is used by hundreds of letting agents across the UK, has raised more than £10m in a new share issue.Goodlord plans to use the cash to invest more resources in developing its software and expand the range of products available to agents.New features will include help to ensure customers stay compliant with new regulations such as anti-money laundering directives and the forthcoming Renters’ Reform Bill.There will also be new revenue opportunities for agents, as well as extra features to streamline the rental process.Goodlord’s software platform has seen a year of rapid growth, processing thousands of tenancies every month, and has introduced new products and updates to help agents and landlords stay compliant with the tenant fee ban.The company has also expanded its service to cover corporate lets, brought in extended insurance provisions, introduced virtual banking technology for customers, and made improvements to Goodlord Switch – its utility-switching technology.Goodlord CEO, William Reeve, said: “The last 12 months saw seismic change for UK letting agents and landlords; change which means saving time, reducing admin, and generating new revenue streams are now more crucial than ever.“This investment means we can continue to support our customers at increased rates of growth and offer a suite of products that keeps up with market and regulatory demand.”Investors in the new series-B funding round include Oxx, Finch Capital and Latitude Ventures, the sister fund to European VC firm LocalGlobe – known for investments in Transferwise, Zoopla, Monzo, TravelPerk and SecretEscapes.Julian Rowe from Latitude Ventures, who is joining the Goodlord board, added: “By creating software that increases the professionalism of letting agents and reduces the stress of finding and securing a home to rent, Goodlord is supplying an essential service to meet a key need.“With more people predicted to be renting than owning by 2039, we’re delighted to back Goodlord on its mission to create the best rental experience in the world.”letting software goodlord letting agents landlords March 9, 2020Richard ReedWhat’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

Purplebricks in trouble over fees claims on its own website

first_imgHome » News » Purplebricks in trouble over fees claims on its own website previous nextRegulation & LawPurplebricks in trouble over fees claims on its own websiteAdvertising watchdog asks hybrid agency to amend its marketing after two complaints about text that claimed deferring payment was ‘at no extra cost’.Nigel Lewis22nd July 202006,508 Views Purplebricks has had its corporate knuckles rapped once more by the advertising standards watchdog the ASA after a complaint about an advert on its own website.The hybrid agency has been contacted by the ASA, which regulates and monitors the truthfulness of advertising, after a complaint from two members of the public.“We received a complaint about an ad on the Purplebricks website, which stated that customers could defer their payment at no extra cost,” an ASA spokesperson says.“The complainant challenged whether the claim that payment can be deferred at no extra cost was misleading because they understood that to defer payment customers must agree to use the Purplebricks conveyancing service or pay an admin fee of approximately £350.“We contacted the advertiser, who agreed to change the wording of the ad. We therefore consider the case to be informally resolved without the need for an investigation.”Purplebricks has got into varying degrees of hot water since it launched in 2012 on at least a dozen occasions following complaints about its fees claims, although this is its first referral to the ASA since October 2018.Then, two radio ads were referred to the watchdog because they were not clear enough that the company charges a fee for its service.But by far the most high profile case came from a group of agents including Hunters in June 2018, whose complaints about the company’s claims in its adverts were upheld.Purplebricks was told by the ASA that it must not repeat the claim that the company’s service is comparable to traditional agents without making it clear it charges extra for viewings, and that its website must make it much clearer that its fees are paid upfront, not after the sale.Purplebricks Advertising Standards Agency ASA July 22, 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 2021last_img read more

Robust Technical Analysis Supports Leaving Carbon Pollution Standards for Cars and Light Trucks in…

first_imgAutomakers on track to meet standards at lower than expected costWASHINGTON — Based on extensive technical analysis that shows automakers are well positioned to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for model years 2022-2025, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today proposed leaving the standards in place, so the program that was established in 2012 will stay on track to nearly double fuel economy, dramatically cut carbon pollution, maintain regulatory certainty for a global industry, and save American drivers billions of dollars at the pump.“Given the auto industry’s importance to American jobs and communities and the industry’s need for certainty well into the future, EPA has reanalyzed these clean car standards and sought further input,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “It’s clear from the extensive technical record that this program will remain affordable and effective. This proposed decision reconfirms our confidence in the auto industry’s capacity to drive innovation and strengthen the American economy while saving drivers money at the pump and safeguarding our health, climate and environment.”Today’s proposed determination is based on years of technical work, including an exhaustive technical report released earlier this year, and the agency’s thorough review and consideration of comments received on that report. This extensive body of analysis shows that manufacturers can meet the standards at similar or even a lower cost than what was anticipated in the 2012 rulemaking, and that the standards will deliver significant fuel savings for American consumers, as well as benefits to public health and welfare from reducing the pollution that contributes to climate change. Full implementation of the standards will cut about 6 billion metric tons of GHG emissions over the lifetimes of the vehicles sold in model years 2012-2025. Cars and light trucks are the largest source of GHG emissions in the U.S. transportation sector.Although EPA’s technical analysis indicates that the standards could be strengthened for model years 2022-2025, proposing to leave the current standards in place provides greater certainty to the auto industry for product planning and engineering. This will enable long-term planning in the auto industry, while also benefiting consumers and the environment.Today’s announcement builds on years of success under EPA’s vehicle emission standards. Auto manufacturers are innovating and adopting fuel economy technologies at unprecedented rates. Car makers have developed more technologies to reduce GHG emissions, and these technologies are entering the fleet faster than expected. These technologies include gasoline direct injection, more sophisticated transmissions, and stop-start systems that reduce idling fuel consumption. At the end of 2015, all large automakers were in compliance with the standards. In fact, automakers on average out-performed the model year 2015 standards by seven grams per mile. These gains are happening at a time when the car industry is thriving, and domestic vehicle sales have increased for six consecutive years, while maintaining consumer choice across a full range of vehicle sizes and types.As part of the rulemaking establishing the model year 2017-2025 light-duty vehicle GHG standards, EPA committed to conduct a Midterm Evaluation of standards for model years 2022-2025. The public comment period for this action begins today and will end on December 30, 2016. After the comment period has ended and consideration of the input, the Administrator will decide whether she has enough information to make a final determination on the model year 2022-2025 standards.For more information on today’s announcement, go to: LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Listen To Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, & Oteil Burbridge Debut RB&B At Peach [Full Set Audio]

first_imgLast weekend, the Peach Music Festival introduced an exciting new supergroup dubbed RB&B, featuring Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, and Oteil Burbridge. The group was among many last-minute set additions that were tapped to replace Gregg Allman in his headlining sets. The Peach Music Festival Turns Into Weekend Tribute To Gregg Allman [Gallery]With basically no lead time, the impromptu group stuck to space-heavy jazz and grooves, showcasing the drummer, keyboardist, and bassist’s impressive abilities to improvise with one another. The three intrinsically molded together, leaving fans immediately wanting more out of the new group. Thanks to Ted Gakidis, you can listen to the soundboard mix from the truly phenomenal set below:You can also catch Joe Russo and Oteil Burbridge at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22 alongside members of The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many more. With over 50 artists, spread across 3 venues, all in one day, this year’s BCA is not to be missed. [Get tickets here][H/T JamBase]last_img read more

The Nth Power, Jen Hartswick, Roosevelt Collier & More To Play At New Suwannee Music & Food Fest

first_imgOn November 18th and 19th, several of Florida’s top chefs will join with some funk favorites for a two day music and food festival at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. The event, dubbed “A Feast of Funk & Soul Food”, will welcome the third ever incarnation of The Nth Power’s Earth Wind & Power Ft. Jennifer Hartswick, Skerik, Farnell Newton, James Casey, Daniel Sadownick, & Brian Thomas. The weekend will also see a classic Nth Power set, performances from the Jennifer Hartswick Band and the Roosevelt Collier Band, and local favorites The Groove Orient, Leisure Chief and the Scott Campbell Band.Top-notch food will be provided by James Beard award winner and Oprah’s personal chef Art Smith, The NOLA Crawfish King Chris “Shaggy” Davis, Samuel Forbes Edwards of Edwards Brothers BBQ, and Harrison Sapp of St. Simons Island’s Southern Soul Barbeque. This is anything but your typical festival grilled cheese.The event also boasts high quality brews and recreational disc golf. Two dollars of every ticket will go towards music education for local children, and guests may participate in a food drive on site.Get tickets and more info here.On October 22nd, Earth Wind & Power and Roosevelt Collier will perform at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive! Get tickets here.last_img read more

Paul Simon And Miley Cyrus Both Sat In With Billy Joel Last Night At MSG [Watch]

first_imgLast night, Billy Joel continued his now years-long string of monthly shows at Madison Square Garden with a Saturday evening performance featuring plenty of surprises. Joel began the 45th show of his extended residency with a year-apporpriate “Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway), and continued with “Pressure,” “Vienna,” “The Longest Time,” “The Entertainer,” and “Zanzibar.”Billy Joel Dons Yellow Star Of David At MSG As U.S. Neo-Nazi Activity GrowsNext, Joel welcomed his first surprise guest of the night: Paul Simon. Along with his fellow New York native, Joel and his band played a couple of Simon’s fan favorites: “The Boxer” and “Late In The Evening.”You can watch a clip of Simon joining Joel for a rendition of his own “Late In The Evening,” courtesy of YouTube user mrbob424:A few tunes later, as Joel hammed up the intro to his mega-hit “New York State of Mind,” Joel brought out another, more surprising guest: “Ladies and Gentlemen, Miley Cyrus!” Cyrus lent her vocals to a verse of the tune, visibly enjoying singing on this storied stage with the Piano Man.Watch Miley Cyrus emerge to help Joel sing “New York State of Mind” below via The Garden’s Facebook page:Joel had a couple songs left in his main set–including “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” and a closing “Piano Man,”–before returning to the stage for his encore with both Simon and Cyrus in tow. Together, the three led the band through a sing-along rendition of “You May Be Right,” before Joel took the reigns once again, rattling off a string of hits (“We Didn’t Start The Fire,” “Uptown Girl,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” “Big Shot,” and “Only The Good Die Young”) to close the evening. Watch Paul Simon and Miley Cyrus join Joel for “You May Be Right” to begin the show’s encore below via The Garden’s Facebook page: [h/t – Rolling Stone][Cover photos via Getty/KevinMazur]last_img read more