May 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Golf Has Season End Monday Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTILLWATER, Okla.-Monday, at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships hosted by Oklahoma State University at Karsten Creek, Brigham Young’s golf squad saw its season end as they finished 35th overall.The top 15 squads advanced to the final round of stroke play and the top eight advanced to match play. These schools include host Oklahoma State, (the Cowboys are currently in first place with a net score of 1152), Duke, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Auburn, Alabama, Texas and Texas A&M.Patrick Fishburn ended his season for the Cougars with the best overall performance on the squad as he finished 35th overall by shooting a 76 and finishing with an overall score of 293.Broc Everett of Augusta won the individual national championship, shooting a 281. Oklahoma State has the overall lead by virtue of no players on the squad shooting above 300 as team leader Matthew Wolff is shooting a 285 for the Cowboys. Bringing up the rear for Oklahoma State is Zach Bauchou and he has a respectable net score of 299.The national championship will be decided Wednesday. Tags: Broc Everett/BYU Men’s Golf/Matthew Wolff/Oklahoma State Men’s Golf/Patrick Fishburn/Zach Bauchou Brad James
Home » News » Housing Market » ‘Scotland survived the tenant fees ban, so will English lettings agents’ previous nextHousing Market‘Scotland survived the tenant fees ban, so will English lettings agents’Claim is made by rent guarantor scheme boss who says Scots landlords were happy to add extra costs to rent following its fees ban four years ago.Nigel Lewis18th June 201901,019 Views Letting agents in Scotland made up the shortfall in fees lost when its tenant fees ban came in four years ago by persuading landlords to include the additional costs in rent increases, it has been claimed.The comments by Jeremy Robson (below), Group Chief Executive of renting guarantor scheme Helping Hand, come despite complaints in Scotland last year that the tenant fees ban had led to lost jobs and agency closures.Conversely, Robson says the Scots experienced should be heeded by English agents thinking of selling up their portfolios rather than thinking they have to ‘struggle on’ following the fees ban.“At the moment you’ve got the likes of LSL, Connells, Leaders and loads of big agencies out there approaching the smaller independent companies and enticing them to sell up their portfolios,” he says.“But our experience has been that our Scots clients were able to persuade their landlords to add the extra costs to their rent, and therefore the letting agents made more money in the long run because 10% of the rent as a management fee, for example, is 10% of more rent.”Helping Hand provides a rent guarantor scheme that’s not based on an insurance policy via some 4,000 letting agents in the UK and currently has rent under guarantee worth £77 million and processes 10,000 tenancies a year.Tenant Fees ActRobson, who has been working in the lettings business for 20 years, says his company has been facing its own challenges after it became illegal for letting agents to require tenants to take out a rental guarantor policy before renting a property, under the Tenant Fees Act.“We haven’t seen a drop-off in demand for our product because if a tenant doesn’t have parents with the financial background to be guarantors, or the ability to pay the rent in advance, then they really have to use us or one of our insurance-based competitors in order to rent in the UK,” says Robson.Helping Hand rent guarantor Jeremy Robson June 18, 2019Nigel 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
He adamantly rebuts any implication of political naivety. “I knew quite a bit about public life before I joined the Government”, he maintains, before reeling off a CV of international conventions, organisations and associations that would impress even the most consummate political nerds. Goldsmith certainly seems to have made an almost seamless transition from the world of the wigs to the world of politics, helped along by his long-standing affiliation with the Labour Party. After a successful career at the bar following his degree from Cambridge, he was appointed a Labour life peer in 1999 before his promotion to attorney general in 2001. Nevertheless, the ruthlessly public nature of political office will eventually take its toll, and in February this year Lord Goldsmith became the latest in a long line of executive members to get stung when the Mail on Sunday reported that he had been having an extra-marital affair with Kim Hollis, Britain’s first Asian QC. “There obviously are big differences and the public spotlight is one of them,” he says.Yet whatever snipes can be made at Lord Goldsmith, passivity on the job is certainly not one of them. As the leading mouthpiece for legal issues in Britain he has argued forcefully on an array of legal and political topics, ranging from anonymity for the offenders in the James Bulger murder case to the closure of U.S detention camp Guantanamo Bay. He has recently welcomed controversial recommendations by the Law Commission to move manslaughter by provocation up a category to second degree murder: “The difference between the ‘least bad murder’ and the worst manslaughter may not be that much of a gap in terms of culpability.” He strongly defends the incitement to religious hatred laws, eventually forced through by Labour last year after a long-haul legislative crusade. Dismissing any suggestion that such laws will operate to stifle free expression about religion, he is at pains to emphasise the government is in favour of outlawing “hatred of people by reference to their religion, not of the religion itself… It is not the same as a blasphemy law.” Maybe not, but there is something in his unreserved enthusiasm that recalls the distant lashings of the Party whip. His legal advice greenlighted Britain’s most controversial foreign adventure since Suez. Kate Greasley talks to the attorney general on justifying Iraq He is the man whose legal advice facilitated the invasion of Iraq. Lord Peter Goldsmith, attorney general since 2001, presented his final memorandum to the government on 17 March 2003 concluding that the proposed use of force in Iraq was lawful. This sparked the ignition for a war which has lasted over four years, claiming the lives of 146 British troops and an estimated 15-30,000 Iraqi civilians, not to mention billions of pounds in government funding. As the government’s original grounds for war have been revealed to be shaky, the role of Lord Goldsmith has been portrayed as less impartial legal adviser, more puppet under the sway of the political pressures which led to Britain’s most disastrous foreign foreign policy entanglement since the Suez crisis. At a time when Tony Blair was attempting to galvanise Parliament into action over Iraq with frenzied claims that Saddam Hussain was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the release of Goldsmith’s advice – which affirmed the legal validity of war on the basis that Iraq had committed a ‘material breach’ of ceasefire agreements according to UN Resolution 1441 – was just the boost Blair needed. Since then, the infamous WMD must have been hit with a paralysing bout of stage-fright, for they never made their allotted appearance. The void left by the absence of Blair’s only firm platform for an invasion was deeply felt. While Blair faced accusations of engineering fake grounds to enter an unjustified war, Goldsmith was demonised as a Blairite puppet.All rather sensational for a man who has spent most of his career dusting off cases in the archives of commercial law and promoting pro bono work for the poor and legally under-represented. In fact, the first thing that strikes me about Lord Goldsmith is just how disassociated he seems to be from the nuances of political spin and scandal. Straight-laced and serious, he has a firm but fair headmaster rapport: perfectly docile so long as you keep your shirt tucked in, but you wouldn’t want him to catch you having a fag behind the bike sheds. His speech is candid and economical, without much embellishment or hyperbole. I wonder if it is these qualities that have enabled him to adjust to such a highly politicised position from a place of relative inexperience. Indeed, for some, this party-political cheerleader impression may seem worlds apart from the man who flew to Washington D.C. in 2003 to scrap with the U.S administration for the fair trial of British detainees in Guantanamo. Speaking about it now, it is apparent that the subject still strikes a chord: “I think that Guantanamo is wrong in principle; I think its wrong in practice. It sends a message that the West stands for injustice when the West really is the one place that stands for justice, tolerance and fairness”. However, the Guantanamo fiasco pales in comparison to the controversy for which he is currently known and probably will be remembered. Tentatively I broach the subject of Iraq, wondering how he will account for the questions surrounding his legal advice. His answer is that of a man who has been asked this question a thousand times or more: unsearched for, perfectly intoned, yet still somehow convincingly sincere. “Part of the reason it has been so controversial is simply because the war has been so controversial,” he explains. “People have been deeply disappointed that when the invasion occurred those weapons of mass destruction were not found.” He insists, however, that the scare over WMD was not at all “critical to the legal advice” which recognised the legality of the war on the original basis given by the UN in 1993 in Resolution 687. This authority had “never been cancelled” but “only ever been suspended on condition that Iraq complies with the ceasefire conditions”. “It never did. And this was confirmed by UN Resolution 1441.” The point he makes is relatively clear: the connection between the alleged WMD and the legality of war in Iraq is merely a misguided illusion that has been cultivated in public opinion. The real ground for war rested on an unrelated UN resolution which preserved its potency and was taken up again in 2003 in what he labels a “revival of original authority”. However assuredly expressed, there is something strained in this testimony which simply doesn’t seem to cohere with the government’s zealous sermonising of the WMD threat in the prelude to war, and his attempt to retrospectively downgrade its relevance to the question of legality doesn’t quite convert me.What is more, his explanation suggests not only that the invasion was legal, but that it always has been legal ever since 1993 – another caveat which leaves me slightly incredulous. Then there is the residual question of the curious divergence between the first and second versions of his memorandum which remains unaccounted for and a major source of cynicism about the underlying political forces working the pullies backstage.Of course, no one views Lord Goldsmith as the bad man in the Iraq affair. You will not find his name smeared indignantly across anti-war posters or working its way into protest chants. Rather, he is characterised more as the weak and wavering subordinate – a kind of Igor to Blair’s Frankenstein.In person, there does not seem to be much that is weak and wavering about him, and even in the face of my scepticism, I can’t help but believe the sincerity of his conviction about the legality, if not the overall justification, of the government’s decision to go to war. A part of me is even inclined to shrug off some necessary degree of partiality as inevitably bound up with the nature of his position.The overall impression is that of a progressive, legally astute professional, whose political career, rightly or wrongly, has been eclipsed by the blundering mess that is Iraq. With this in mind I ask him what he would be doing if he hadn’t made a career in law or politics. For the first time in the whole interview he pauses to think, before replying tactfully,“Enjoying academic life.” Perhaps it is a shame that he isn’t.
At this week’s meeting, Lincoln JCR President Arthur Wakeley explained to students that the move was intended to decrease the working hours of its manager Simon Faulkner.According to an email sent to Lincoln JCR and MCR members, “From now on, Deep Hall won’t ordinarily be open on Saturday evenings – the exception to this is if there is a specific pre-arranged event”.The move comes as Lincoln College plans to limit the selection of warm food available at Deep Hall, in an effort to curtail lunchtime queues and improve efficiency.It is understood that most Lincoln students are happy with the changes. One student, who wished to remain anonymous, told Cherwell, “The decision to close Deep Hall on Saturday is very fair and understood to be so by all members of college as our bar was previously open for food and drink between 9:30 and 11 seven days a week”.She continued, “We all understand that these were incredibly long hours and therefore are happy to sacrifice Saturday nights in order to give our bar manager a well deserved day off.”Lincoln’s bar is known as the ‘Deep Hall’, and is considered by many Lincoln students to be one of the best college bars in Oxford. One student commented, “The atmosphere in Deep Hall is always welcoming and you can generally find people in there from both the MCR and JCR, whether having a morning coffee or an evening drink”.
An increasing focus on value will stand Greggs in good stead for 2012, according to a City analyst.Wayne Collins, of Collins Stewart, said the company’s preliminary results, which were revealed yesterday and saw the leading BB75 baker unveil a pre-tax profit of £53.1m, were broadly in line with expectations.He warned the year ahead would be a difficult one for consumers – but added Greggs was “doing all it can against this tough backdrop”.Collins said: “An increased focus on value offers (meal deals and promotional offers) should deliver further progress, and better leverage the investment in the supply chain and the c.5% estate expansion between 2011-2015E. FY2012E should see improving sentiment from the Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics and the Euro 2012 football championship.”Collins Stewart rates the stock as a hold and has a target price of 520p.Despite its enthusiasm for the company, the City as a whole was less enamoured with the performance of Greggs. Its shares dipped slightly yesterday by 10p to 548p.
Bakery equipment supplier Spooner Industries has been awarded the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business award for its apprenticeship scheme. The award was presented to Spooner’s longest-serving employee Brian Stockdale, who joined the company as an apprentice in 1962 earning £2 6s 8d a week. Now aged 70, he has worked his way through the company to become a commissioning engineer.Based in West Yorkshire, Spooner currently employs 12 apprentices who joined as part of the annual intake. Successful candidates are employed on permanent contracts and undertake a ‘tour of duty’, working across all areas of the business as part of the two-year scheme.“Most of the managers at Spooner began their working life as apprentices,” said marketing manager Kate Thompson. “We are very proud of our apprenticeship scheme and winning this award shows the culture of investing in our people and the future generations of Spooner is paying off.”The business provides industrial process machinery such as tunnel ovens, air flotation dryers, coolers and provers.
British Baker’s Bakery Market Report is a unique snapshot of Britain’s retail bakery market, offering details of the ‘BB75’ – the country’s 75 largest bakery-focused operators – and much, much more.The report is available free of charge to all British Baker subscribers by following this link (you will need to log in to download the report).If you are not a subscriber, you can purchase the report for £250, or sign up for a year’s subscription to British Baker here.This year’s report introduces innovations that we hope will make it even more valuable and informative than previous editions.For the BB75, we have added a graphic of the UK, highlighting in which geographic regions that firm operates, as well as key contact information, including a head office telephone number and web address for each business.Elsewhere, infographics reveal the retail performance of key bakery categories and brands, and what bakery shoppers are seeking from convenience stores.The Bakery Market Report 2018 also includes long-established elements, such as the Bakery Business Survey in which British Baker readers reveal what the past year has meant for their business, and what they expect this year to bring.
Brooklyn-based nine-piece funk powerhouse Turkuaz has announced a new batch of 2019 summer tour dates, which will connect the dots from the band’s previously announced Red Rocks Amphitheatre performance to an appearance at Snowshoe, WV’s inaugural 4848 Festival.Following their Red Rocks gig opening for Umphrey’s McGee, Turkuaz will make stops at Salt Lake City, UT’s State Room (6/26); Bozeman, MT’s Rialto (6/28); Missoula, MT’s Top Hat Lounge (6/29); Sandpoint, ID’s The Hive (7/4); Whitefish, MT’s Remington Bar (7/5 & 7/6); followed by their previously scheduled performance at 4848 Festival. Following the newly added dates, Turkuaz will make appearance at Burlington, VT’s Tumble Down (7/27); Thornville, OH’s Werk Out Music & Arts Festival (8/1); Telluride, CO’s Jazz Festival (8/10); Cockeysville, MD’s Hot August Music Festival (8/17); Tuscaloosa, AL’s Druid City Music Festival (8/24); and Aspen, CO’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass (9/1).Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale this Friday, March 25th at 10 a.m. local time.For more information and a full list of Turkuaz’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website. Turkuaz 2019 Summer Tour Dates:JUN 22 SATRed Rocks ColoradoMorrison, CO, United StatesJUN 26 WEDThe State RoomSalt Lake City, UT, United StatesJUN 28 FRIRialto TheatreBozeman, MT, United StatesJUN 29 SATTop Hat LoungeMissoula, MT, United StatesJUL 4 THUThe HiveSandpoint, ID, United StatesJUL 5 FRIThe Remington BarWhitefish, MT, United StatesJUL 6 SATThe Remington BarWhitefish, MT, United StatesJUL 13 SAT4848 FestivalSnowshoe, WV, United StatesJUL 27 SATTumble DownBurlington, Vermont, United StatesAUG 1 THUThe Werk Out Music & Arts FestivalThornville, OH, United StatesAUG 10 SATTelluride Jazz FestivalTelluride, CO, United StatesAUG 17 SATHot August Music FestivalCockeysville, MD, United StatesAUG 24 SATDruid City Music FestivalTuscaloosa, AL, United StatesSEP 1 SUNJazz Aspen SnowmassAspen, CO, United StatesView Tour Dates
Four Harvard seniors — Sam Galler, Spencer Lenfield, Brett Rosenberg, and Victor Yang — were named American Rhodes Scholars, one of the most prestigious academic awards in the world, with just 32 selected annually.The winners, who were announced on Saturday, receive a scholarship that covers the full cost of two or three years’ study at the University of Oxford.SAM GALLERA Quincy House resident and East Asian Studies concentrator, Galler is writing his thesis on work he did over the summer on nongovernmental organizations and HIV in China, and he hopes to enroll in a Chinese studies program at Oxford.Already fluent in Mandarin and Spanish, Galler has tutored residents of Boston’s Chinatown in English, has been president and music director of the Harvard Din & Tonics A Cappella group, and business manager of the Harvard VoxJazz group. He also founded a student-run Web design firm and co-founded the Cambridge Chess Academy, an after-school program for students in Greater Boston.While he is excited to begin his studies at Oxford, Galler also said he feels a responsibility to use his good fortune to improve the world in some way.“Now that I have this opportunity, it’s a strange feeling of ‘Why me?’ All the other students who were applying and interviewing were so amazing. How do they tell one from the other?” Galler asked. “But the other thing I feel is a renewed sense of responsibility. It’s a great honor, but it’s also a lot of expectations. As a senior, you’re trying to decide what to do next year. You’re looking at jobs or fellowships, but now I have some time to find out what I really want to do. It’s both a space to take a breath but it’s also a strong message that says take this and fight the world’s fight. Do something you love and make a difference.”SPENCER LENFIELDFor Lenfield, two years at Oxford will mean a chance to continue pursuing his interest in intellectual history, particularly in 19th- and 20th-century Britain and America. The Eliot House resident and history and literature concentrator expects to choose a course of study soon.“The topic I’m interested in is, broadly speaking, how individuals relate to each other, and on issues of expressive adequacy,” Lenfield said. “It explores questions of what can language, or any expressive system, fully communicate and what limits does that impose on how we can understand one another.“These are questions that are addressed in many different disciplines,” he continued. “In this era, you have the birth of linguistics as a discipline. It also arises in psychology and sociology, but also in literature and in areas like logic and computer science. All these different fields have developed an interest in these same kinds of problems, and I’m interested in why that is.”Despite a resume that includes winning the John Harvard Scholarship, the Harvard College Detur Prize, and twice the Oliver-Dabney Prize in History and Literature (as a sophomore and junior), Lenfield said the idea of attending Oxford for the next two years still hadn’t sunk in. Luckily, however, he’ll have a Harvard friend — Rosenberg — along for the journey.“I don’t think I would have made it, emotionally, through this process without her support,” he said. “We actually had an agreement that, for better or worse, we were going to let each other know how it turned out. I got a call from her and she said, ‘We’re done with the interviews, and I won!’ In the middle of that excitement, I somehow didn’t manage to communicate to her that I had won too. It wasn’t until an hour later, when I called her back and she said, ‘How did it turn out for you?’ that I told her. When we got back to campus, we went out to dinner last night with some friends and split a bottle of champagne.”BRETT ROSENBERG“The opportunity study at Oxford is just incredible, and really overwhelming right now,” said Rosenberg. “One reason I came to Harvard is because there are unparalleled opportunities here, not only in academics, but in everything you do here.“I spend a lot of my time now singing with a choir dedicated to black creativity and spirituality,” she continued. “We’ve sung for Ted Kennedy. We sang with Bobby McFerrin. There are things that happen at Harvard that just wouldn’t happen anywhere else.”In her time at Harvard, Rosenberg has served as a research assistant to noted Professor Niall Ferguson at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, written for Harvard Magazine and the New York Times, and launched her own satirical blog, “Notes from a Mockracker.”The Cabot House resident and history concentrator is hoping to pursue international relations while at Oxford, a continuation of her current work examining the Cold War. As part of her thesis, Rosenberg is examining a 1956 study commissioned by political leader and philanthropist Nelson Rockefeller that gathered 108 intellectual luminaries in an effort to diagnose the big problems facing the country over the following 10 to 15 years, and the broad national goals that should be adopted to remedy them.“I’m looking at it as a fascinating intellectual exercise, but also examining Rockefeller himself,” Rosenberg said. “Nelson Rockefeller is often characterized as the man who would be president or as a punchline. I’m looking at his motivation for why he commissioned such a study.”Rosenberg also offered thanks to the staff of Cabot House, who supported her throughout the months-long Rhodes process.“Cabot House has been incredible,” she said. “They assigned me a fellowships tutor, Tarun, who is my new hero. They have been behind me every step of the way, helping read over drafts of my proposal, calming me down when I got really anxious about it. They even organized a mock interview for me. I can’t say enough nice things about Cabot and the people there.”VICTOR YANGYang said he hopes to pursue a degree through Oxford’s new master of public policy program, an interdisciplinary one that melds disparate fields such as economics, law, philosophy, and the humanities to examine policy issues.Yang has broad experience, ranging from offering private piano lessons to Boston-area students to teaching English in Bulgaria to working for a nongovernmental organization in South Africa on AIDS to authoring a study on disconnected youth and pathways to workforce development for the Institute for Youth, Education and Families.“It’s very innovative, and because I feel like I’m interested in a wide variety of fields, academically, doing something that breaks down the boundaries between disciplines will be very valuable,” Yang said.At present, the Winthrop House resident and history of science concentrator is focusing on public health issues late in the 20th century, and the political mobilization of marginalized communities. For his senior thesis, he is re-writing the traditional history of AIDS activism to include people of color, as well as marginalized communities, like homeless and intravenous drug users, both of which played large roles in bringing AIDS into the national consciousness.Though he is still somewhat overwhelmed by winning a Rhodes, Yang chalked up a large measure of the credit for his success to his family, friends, and mentors who have supported him over the years.“I attribute a lot of it to luck, but more than luck I think this gift is more a recognition and testament to the amount of love and support and faith that my family, especially my parents, have given me,” he said. “My friends — from grade school through college — have been instrumental in getting me through the hard times, and I’ve had the good fortune to be surrounded by many mentors, who have always been there for me. And more than anything else, I just want to thank them for believing so much in me.”
As the deadly infection rages through West Africa, faculty, students, and alumni are waging a counterattack: on the ground, in the lab, on the humanitarian front, and in the political sphere. A special report by Harvard Public Health editor Madeline Drexler.The first Ebola case that Mosoka Fallah saw with his own eyes was in early April 2014. The woman had come from Lofa County, in northwestern Liberia. She had cared for her brother, who died of the infection. Sickened herself, she took a taxi bound for Monrovia, the capital. She stayed one night in a crowded squatters’ district named Chicken Soup Factory, left the next morning, and died. Miraculously, no one else was infected.Fallah, M.P.H. ’12, saw his second case on June 27. A young woman—the only surviving member of a family of seven who had died from Ebola—was brought from neighboring Sierra Leone by her uncle. They made their way to New Kru Town, a coastal suburb of Monrovia. She died and was buried by her relatives—five of whom contracted Ebola and also died. The woman’s infection spread to hospital staffers, who died. By now, Fallah had read extensively about the highly transmissible and fatal infection. He knew that the country’s defenses were weak—the bureaucracy slow and resources meager—and that health workers were chasing outbreaks instead of anticipating them. Read Full Story