Jazz host Thunder in Game 6 tonight

first_img Written by Tags: Basketball/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Oklahoma City Thunder/Utah Jazz Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTHUNDER AT JAZZJazz lead 3-2. Game 6, 8:30 p.m. MDT, ESPN.NEED TO KNOW: Westbrook finally broke out in Game 5 and took over. Oklahoma City got Utah post players Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors in foul trouble, allowing Westbrook to play his normal aggressive style. Westbrook scored 33 of his 45 points in the second half to help Oklahoma City rally for a 107-99 win. He likely will attack Utah’s bigs going forward, rather than trying to avoid them and settling for jumpers.KEEP AN EYE ON: Jazz F Jae Crowder. After getting ejected in Game 4, he scored a career playoff-high 27 points in Game 5. He scored 24 points in the entire series before Wednesday’s game. With George focused defensively on Utah star rookie Donovan Mitchell, opportunities likely will be there for Crowder.PRESSURE IS ON: Thunder F Carmelo Anthony. As OKC was rallying from the 25-point hole, Anthony wasn’t involved. He played 6-1/2 minutes during that run, with zero shots and zero points.HOME COOKING: Utah has won six straight home games, by an average of nearly 19 points apiece. April 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz host Thunder in Game 6 tonightlast_img read more

Nicklaus Britt Tied For 23rd After Day 2 of Competition at Rose Invitational

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWAIKOLOA, Hawaii-Tuesday, the Dennis Rose Invitational at Waikoloa Kings Course of Waikoloa, Hawaii continued with former Millard High star Nicklaus Britt still competing at a high level for Dixie State.The Trailblazers are tied for seventh place headed into the last day of competition Wednesday and have a collective score of 20 (588).Britt is tied for 23rd with a score of 72 (147).Hawaii-Hilo has the team lead headed into the third and final day of action, as the Vulcans have a collecive score of 569 after shooting 287.The individual leader is Hawaii-Hilo’s Jared Kinoshita who has a collective score of 137 after shooting a 72 Tuesday. Tags: Dennis Rose Invitational/Hawaii-Hilo/Jared Kinoshita/Waikoloa Kings Course Brad James October 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Nicklaus Britt Tied For 23rd After Day 2 of Competition at Rose Invitational Written bylast_img read more

Deposit loan app that pays agents direct launches after false start

first_imgHome » News » Deposit loan app that pays agents direct launches after false start previous nextProptechDeposit loan app that pays agents direct launches after false startFronted has some tech megastar co-founders and aims to increase social mobility by helping tenants pay their deposits more easily.Nigel Lewis17th February 20210474 Views A new app that aims to improve social mobility by lending rental deposits has launched after a false start last year, despite being led by some of tech’s biggest names.Fronted uses open banking and other financial technology and aims to finance deposits directly and more cheaply than existing options, such as credit cards, pay-day lenders and overdrafts, or insurance-backed membership schemes.The fintech also promises that its offer is lower risk. Once a rental loan is agreed, the money is sent directly to the estate agent to be put in the deposit protection scheme – and tenants pay back the cash in manageable amounts.Last March, co-founder and CEO Jamie Campbell (above, right) who made his name at Open Banking platform Bud decided to hibernate the new business as the pandemic took hold.With rents falling in London, it’s now the right time for the start-up to officially launch as 60% of all renters have no savings and aren’t in a great position to move, says Campbell.The other two co-founders are former Monzo high flier Simon Vans-Colina (above, centre) and Anthony Mann (left), who used to work at Apple.Social mobility“Deposits are a huge impediment to social mobility,” he explains. “People who haven’t found a place, they are coming to us to see what deposit they could get and then going to find a property.“For those people, we give them a maximum which is valid for 30 days so they can shop around knowing they have Fronted in their back pocket.”To apply for a rental deposit loan, tenants need to be a UK citizen, have a bank account with more than six months of transaction data and a minimum income of £12,000.The app then checks affordability beyond a simple credit score; those on benefits or furloughed will also be assessed. Loans last 12 months, carry a 12.5% interest rate and no early repayment fees.Fronted Jamie Campbell tenant deposits February 17, 2021Nigel 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

PELOSI STEPPING DOWN WOULD BE A HUGE LOSS… FOR THE GOP

first_imgBy Rick JensenShould conservatives shut up about Nancy Pelosi or keep her in their public spotlight?The Georgia 6th Congressional District race became all about Pelosi. Democrats and liberal allies poured over $24 million into Jon Ossoff’s campaign to prove no one supports Trump any longer. Karen Handel, the Republican, spent just $4.5 millions.PACs spent quite a bit, too. Ossoff got about $8 million in PAC spending while Republican allies dumped about $18 million into ads and marketing to help Handel.The message? Don’t let Nancy Pelosi run congress with her Ossoff puppet.For some reason, that led Ossoff to complain about “too much money in politics” and the need for “campaign reform.” This is like a drug dealer calling for more prosecutions of drug dealers because his competition is taking too much of his territory.Unfortunately for Ossoff, Pelosi brought her long record of inanity into the race.When asked about tax cuts, Pelosi once went full looney, saying, “Tax cuts are spending. Tax expenditures, they are called. Subsidies for big oil, subsidies to send jobs overseas, breaks to send jobs overseas, breaks for corporate jets. They are called tax expenditures. Spending money on tax breaks. And that’s the spending that we must curtail as well.”Lately, she has been riffing in unintelligible gibberish.During a recent CNN Town Hall, Pelosi told a questioner that refugees coming from terrorist countries have a “right” to come to America’ and that will keep America safe.She also blamed Republicans for the shooting of Republican Senator Steve Scalise by a Bernie Sanders supporter.“It didn’t use to be this way. Somewhere in the 90s, Republicans decided on a politics of personal destruction as they went after the Clintons, and that is the provenance of it, and that is what has continued,” Pelosi said.If she’s trying to “rewrite” history, she will certainly fail as students of American politics know for certain the phrase, “politics of personal destruction” was popularized during the Democrats’ immoral and disgusting attacks on conservative Robert Bork, a 1978 candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court well before the Clintons were exposed for their various high crimes and misdemeanors.It’s Democratic leaders, not Republicans, engaging in hate and violent speech, from the outgoing Chair of the California Democratic Party leading 3,000 party leaders, workers and volunteers in cheers of “F—– Donald Trump” to Phil Montag, the co-chairman of the Nebraska Democratic Party’s technology committee, who was recorded saying he was “glad” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball game practice and wished the Republican was dead.Did any Republican party leaders say the same of Gabby Giffords?No.So what’s Pelosi’s strength?Raising money.As reported in The Kansas City Star, she brags that since 1990 she’s raised more than $9.2 million for party candidates, including $739,000 in the 2016 election cycle.Pelosi’s office claims even loftier triumphs, saying she’s raised more than $500 million for Democrats since entering the party leadership in the early 2000s, including $141.5 million in the 2015-2016 cycle.“I’m a master legislator, I am a strategic, politically astute leader, my leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I’m able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our election, sad to say,” Pelosi boasted at a press conference.So, while Pelosi and her Democrats whine and fuss about the influence of money in elections, they continue to raise more money than Republicans and then lose to them.Hillary raised $1.19 billion dollars during the campaign, according to Bloomberg. Trump raised $646 million. Hillary Super-PACS raised $217 million, compared to Trump’s $82 million.So much for money “buying” the election.Personally, I would think conservatives would want Pelosi in office. She is the face of so much that is wrong in politics.It really is a difficult decision, though.Remember, the Democrats and their media partners decided to keep the spotlight on Trump during the 2016 campaign and, despite their presumption that Trump could not possibly beat Hillary, it happened.———© Copyright 2017 Rick Jensen,FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Press release: Second chance to have your say on A1 upgrade near Gateshead

first_imgThe planned Highways England improvements will provide additional capacity, and improve journey times and safety while supporting economic growth in the region.The existing dual carriageway will have extra lanes added between Birtley (junction 65) and Coal House (junction 67). Allerdene Railway Bridge which carries the A1 over the East Coast railway line will also be replaced as part of the project.Following a series of consultation events back in 2016, 73% of residents agreed with Option 1A, where Allerdene Railway Bridge will be reconstructed south of its current location and replacing Smithy Lane overbridge.This option has now been developed further and these plans will be on show at a series of consultation events which will take place later this month.Highways England project manager Nicola Wilkes said: Details of the events are available on the consultation page.Two options were presented at the events held back in 2016 with the only difference being where Allerdene Railway Bridge would be built. Option 1B included building a temporary railway bridge and then building the permanent structure in the same place as it is now.The consultation started on Thursday 8 February 2018 and will finish on Friday 23 March 2018.For more details on the A1 Birtley to Coal House scheme, which is due to start late 2020, and to fill out the online consultation, please visit the scheme webpage.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. We would really like people to come along to these public consultation events which are being held over 2 weeks. These events are a chance for local people to have a look at the more detailed plans we have pulled together for the proposals and to give us their feedback. Anyone that can’t make these events can also let us know their feedback online on the scheme webpage.last_img read more

Business questions answered at Bakers’ Fair

first_imgAttendees of next month’s Bakers’ and Butchers’ Spring Fair will have the chance to ask retail entrepreneurs their burning business questions as part of a live masterclass.On Sunday 7 April at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire, representatives from the baking and butchery industries will be answering questions on the Bakers’ and Butchers’ Fair stage as part of an interactive business discussion, which will be presented by special guest Christine Hamilton.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “Whether you are an established company wanting specific advice or looking to take the first steps in launching your own bakery business, this interactive masterclass will aim to help achieve that.”Other stage presentations taking place on the day include practical demonstrations led by Sandra Monger, Celebration Cake Maker of the Year 2012, and Dawn Foods.To register free for the event, visit www.bakersandbutchersfair.co.uk.last_img read more

Warburtons launches venture fund to invest in bakery businesses

first_imgWarburtons has partnered with independent business accelerator Mission Ventures to back businesses producing innovative bakery products.The 50:50 joint venture, called Batch Ventures, is described as “combining equity funding together with hands-on support from successful entrepreneurs and industry professionals”.It is looking for applications for support from businesses that incorporate baking in their production process, from traditional baked goods, such as breads, crackers and biscuits to cookie dough, baking kits and baked snacks.Batch Ventures will take a minority stake-holding in businesses its approves, and will typically invest £50,000 to £250,000.“You may be pre-revenue, but you must have some proof of concept for your product,” stated the venture’s website. “However, if you have been trading for several years, we will also be interested. You must be looking for investment that can help impact your business growth and be anticipating an exit.”Applicants will be judged on their future potential, said Batch Ventures, which expects up to five businesses to be selected over the first 12 months.“As a fifth-generation family business, we are proud to be backing British enterprise during these uncertain times and this programme allows us to support the next generation of innovative bakery-led brands,” said Warburtons chairman Jonathan Warburton.The three directors in Warburtons’ partner in the initiative, Mission Ventures, have independently co-founded and successfully exited their own challenger brands: Paddy Willis (Plum Baby), Nigel Parrott (Ape Snacks) and John Stapleton (New Covent Garden Soup Company and Little Dish).“We are excited to be partnered with Warburtons,” said Mission Ventures CEO Willis.“We see this as a smart way for the industry to build compelling challenger brands that deliver true innovation. This partnership leverages my team’s experience as exited food entrepreneurs and six years of running food and drink accelerator programmes, together with the depth of industry experience that comes from Warburtons.”Brand owners are invited to express their interest through the Mission Ventures website.last_img read more

Police: Man Arrested After Striking Officer With Bucket Full Of Soap, Water

first_imgStock Image.JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man was arrested Monday after allegedly striking an officer with a bucket full of soap and water during a neighbor dispute on East Second Street.Officers with the Jamestown Police Department were dispatched to 1267 E. 2nd St. just before 7 p.m. Monday for a dispute where a man allegedly smashed his neighbor’s window with a bat.Through investigation, officers alleged that Marc Cheney, 47, was the culprit.While attempting to speak with Cheney he allegedly pushed past officers in an attempt to flee. Police say a struggle ensued and Cheney then allegedly struck an officer in the face with a bucket full of soap and water, causing injury.Cheney was arrested and charged with second-degree assault on a police officer, fourth-degree criminal mischief and obstructing governmental administration.Officers report Cheney was held in Jamestown City Jail prior to arraignment in the case. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Coastal Cultivar Field Day

first_imgWhat can agricultural research do for you? Twenty University of Georgia scientists will be glad to show you at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Garden in Savannah May 13.The scientists are working on a special project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They’re conducting studies in horticulture, plant pathology, entomology and crop and soil sciences at the picturesque research facility.The research covers a range of ornamental, fruit and vegetable studies specific to coastal Georgia.Which hostas and hollies do best in the soils and climate here? How do exotic fruits fare? Which are the best annuals and perennials? That’s just a sampling of the questions the researchers are answering at the Bamboo Farm.The Coastal Cultivars Research Field Day will also include an Ornamental and Turf Pest Management Update. Nursery, greenhouse and landscape professionals can get three hours of pesticide certification credits through the update.The field day itself is free and open to the public. Registration for the field day and lunch at the lakeside pavilion is $10. The fee for the field day, lunch and update is $25 ($15 if you sign up by May 6).To learn more about the event or get a registration form, contact the county Extension Service office. Or call the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens at (912) 921-5461.last_img read more

Insect Scouting

first_imgGeorgia farmers and agriculture consultants hoping to refine their scouting skills are invited to this year’s Insect Scout Schools, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.The schools will be held in Tifton, Georgia, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on Monday, June 13, and in Midville, Georgia, at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center on Tuesday, June 21. The trainings in both locations will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. Program topics will cover scouting for bug and larval insect pests, identifying beneficial insects, and conducting in-field reviews. Participants will also learn about safety precautions and procedures. Crops that will be covered include cotton, peanuts and soybeans. According to Phillip Roberts, Extension cotton and soybeans entomologist on the UGA Tifton Campus, the scout schools are beneficial to new insect scouts being introduced to insect monitoring. They’re also helpful for veteran insect scouts because the sessions serve as a review. “These scout schools are very beneficial to farmers who want to learn more about insect pests and the problems they can pose to their respective crops,” said Roberts. “Not all insects are bad, and just because you see a pest doesn’t necessarily mean you have a problem that warrants chemical treatments. That’s why these schools are so important – they cover a wide range of information that’s beneficial to growers’ crops.” For additional information about the programs, contact Debbie Rutland about the event in Tifton at 229-386-3424 or Peyton Sapp about the event in Midville at 706-554-2119.(Kenzie Kesselring is an intern on the UGA Tifton Campus.)last_img read more