first_imgEstate agent, lawyers, mortgage brokers, surveyors, removal firms and consumer groups have all signed up to a new property industry pledge that aims to introduce transparency to the industry and consumers.Co-ordinated by the Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG), its Home Buying and Selling Pledge outlines what each group needs to do and when, to give as much information as soon as possible in the buying and selling process in England and Wales. Consumers will be targeted with details in early October, including what they need to do to help make it work.It includes a pledge from property industry bodies to encourage sellers to appoint a property lawyer on the day a property is marketed – something that already happens for auctions in Northern Ireland and in Scotland.It’s also recommending buyers secure their decision in principle early and instruct a property lawyer before making an offer so their ID can be verified and money laundering checks carried out quickly.Consistent adviceA spokesman says: “None of this advice is ‘new’. What is different is the industry has pledged to work together to offer consistent advice to all consumers, helping to ensure they play their part and the emphasis on securing information, which could affect a sale or purchase, sooner rather than later in the process.”The Property Redress Scheme is backing the pledge, which head of redress Sean Hooker says looks to the future, and to making the buying and selling of homes less stressful.“The emphasis on communication, disclosure and documentation will enhance the experience of the consumer and, along with the promises from the other property professionals, will hopefully lead to quicker sales and less transactions falling through,” says Hooker. “As a redress scheme, we believe this will lead to less complainants and enhanced professionalism in the sector”NAEA Propertymark, The Law Society and Conveyancing Association are among those to have already signed the pledge; more groups and companies are being encouraged to join them.Read the pledge document here.Read more about the HBSG.Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) NAEA Propertymark Sean Hooker Property Redress Scheme Conveyancing Association the law society September 25, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 28th September 2020 at 1:45 pmRoPA has been approaching for a long time, Brexit and Covid-19 have interceded but more of a force for change than anything that RoPA can dream up is the quickening pace of technology. Now the nation and not just real estate understands that business and living is now on a completely different course, perhaps the scope of any regulatory and property industry investigation should encompass the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.Because like it or not, making sure that employees and company directors have a level 3 or 4 qualification is probably going to be low on the list when the reality hits that property companies are now either going to be tech enterprises or dinosaurs. WFM is not a fad, neither is the tech savvy Generation-Z who are looking for companies who can accommodate their ‘modern ways’ of doing things.Log in to ReplyRichard Mathias, Law Firm Services Law Firm Services 25th September 2020 at 9:03 amThe delays in transaction have been exacerbated due to covid but have been getting worse for several years. Gathering legal information when the house is put up for sale, is just common sense and good practice. This needs collaboration between agents and law firms as we have now achieved with Ryder & Dutton and a group of 8 law firms. The project is starting to bear fruit by removing unnecessary delays.Well done to all involved in HBSG to get this far, this need the support of everyone to make a long term change.Join our free webinar on Tuesday to find out more in to ReplyWhat’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 » Key property industry groups sign up to ‘service pledge’ as RoPA nears previous nextRegulation & LawKey property industry groups sign up to ‘service pledge’ as RoPA nearsOrganised by the Home Buying and Selling Group, the pledge is designed to introduce much more transparency into the way estate agents and other players operate.Nigel Lewis25th September 20202 Comments1,371 Viewslast_img read more

first_imgThe Rams came out of the gates strong, winning No. 2 double 6-1. Summer Brills and Joely Lomas’ 6-2 win at No. 1 put the Bulldogs in good position to earn the doubles point. But CSU’s Sandra Keta and Solene Crawley managed to beat Mela Jaglarz and Tess Herder, 6-4 to secure the doubles point for the Rams. In singles, CSU continued its momentum into singles to win on courts five and six and take a 3-0 lead. LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University women’s tennis team overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat Colorado State, 4-3 on Saturday at the Dillon Tennis Center in Lincoln, Neb. Drake 4, Colorado State 3DoublesNo. 1: Summer Brills / Joely Lomas (Drake) def. Emily Kolbow / Madison Porter (CSU) – 6-2No. 2: Riley Reeves / Celine Voss (CSU) def. Alex Kozlowski / Kenya Williams (Drake) – 6-1No. 3: Sandra Keta / Solene Crawley (CSU) def. Mela Jaglarz / Tess Herder (Drake) – 6-4Order of finish: 2, 1, 3SinglesNo. 1: Summer Brills (Drake) def. Emily Kolbow (CSU) – 7-5, 6-1No. 2: Tess Herder (Drake) def. Riley Reeves (CSU) – 7-6, 3-6, 6-4No. 3: Kenya Williams (Drake) def. Celine Voss (CSU) – 7-6, 5-7, 7-6No. 4: Joely Lomas (Drake) def. Sandra Keta (CSU) – 6-2, 4-6, 7-5No. 5: Madison Porter (CSU) def. Mela Jaglarz (Drake) – 6-0, 6-2No. 6: Solene Crawley (CSU) def. Alex Kozlowski (Drake) – 6-4, 6-1Order of finish: 5, 6, 1, 4, 2, 3  “Kenya played an amazing match to clinch it for us.  It’s a great day to be a Bulldog,” said Tran. Drake won’t return to action until March 4 when it travels to Milwaukee, Wis. to square off against Marquette.center_img The fourth and decisive team point came down to court three. Sophomore Kenya Williams edged out Celine Voss in a third set tiebreaker to clinch the Bulldog victory, 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. “This was a great win for us. We knew it was going to be a competitive match with Colorado State. The girls played with so much grit,” said Drake head coach Mai-Ly Tran. The Bulldogs began to battle back and got on the board by Brills’ 7-5, 6-1 win at No. 1. Lomas made it a 3-2 score by earning a three-set win over Keta, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. Herder tied the match up at three with her own three-set win over Riley Reeves, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgEureka 27 Ukiah 0Lamarie Dunn rushed for two touchdowns to lift Eureka High to its third consecutive win, 27-0 on the road at Ukiah Friday night.Quarterback Trevor Bell rushed for a touchdown and hit Josiah Graham for a 20-yard touchdown pass in the win, which moves Eureka to 3-3 on the year.Friday’s game also counts as Eureka’s first shutout win since the second round of the North Coast Section playoffs last season, a Dec. 1 game which saw the Loggers down Las Lomas 27-0.On the year …last_img

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Domestic ethanol expansion has slowed,  but the U.S. exported $2.1 billion in ethanol in 2014, replacing Brazil as the world’s largest ethanol exporter. The 2015 data is expected to show 850 million gallons of exported ethanol, second only to a record year in 2011 and up from the 835 million gallons exported the previous year.In addition, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) made a very public statement in support of ethanol and maintaining the Renewable Fuels Standard during an Ag Executive Outlook Panel during the opening day of the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. AEM named the RFS one of their top issues for 2016.In addition, this month there were two recent research reports supported by USDA focused on ethanol and other renewable fuels — one published by USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist and another published by the University of Missouri.“U.S. farmers continue to improve their efficiency in the production of corn for ethanol while the impact of ethanol production on corn production has become marginal. Between 1991 and 2010, direct energy use in corn production has dropped by 46% per bushel of corn produced and total energy use per bushel of corn by 35%,” said Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary. “Moreover, between 2005 and 2010, direct energy use fell by 25% and the total energy use by 8.2% per bushel — meaning that between 2005 and 2010, the energy required per bushel of corn produced dropped by about 5%. The bottom line is, today, more energy is being produced from ethanol than is used to produce it, by factors of 2 to 1 nationally and by factors of 4 to 1 in the Midwest. There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of the bio-economy and the role biofuels and advanced biofuels will play in that future, and I am confident this administration has acted aggressively to expand the groundwork to support that brighter future.”To learn more about the reports referenced by Secretary Vilsack, please visit: read more

first_imgBong Quinto led the Knights with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Jerrick Balanza had 16 points.Rey Nambatac struggled against the defense of Bolick as he put up just eight points on 3-of-13 shooting. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kyrie Irving on opening night showdown vs. Cavs: ‘There’s no pressure at all’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda came through in the clutch and defeated rival Letran, 73-68, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Red Lions mounted an 11-2 game-closing run to take a 72-65 lead with 1:12 remaining in the fourth with Robert Bolick scoring four points in the charge.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The defending champions improved to 16-1 and continued their winning streak to 15 games while the Knights dropped to 8-9, tying Arellano U and San Sebastian at the fourth spot.“It’s a rivalry game, we have to win this game to prepare us against Lyceum on our final game,” said Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez. “I commend Calvin [Oftana] for giving us a good start and Robert [Bolick] did a good job in the end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOftana’s seven points in the first period helped the Red Lions get a 21-14 edge in the first 10 minutes.Donald Tankoua, though, was the high-point man for San Beda with 15 points to go along eight boards while Oftana and Bolick had 13 points apiece. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ LeBron’s ‘superhuman’ powers will eventually go away, Draymond Green says Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Lauri Markkanen and Antonio Blakeney each scored 16 points for Chicago, and Denzel Valentine added 13. The Bulls shot 34.7 percent from the field.“We fought from the second quarter on, but again, we’re down 20 in the first quarter with a seven-point quarter,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “You’re not breeding any confidence for yourselves. So it’s a mindset. You’ve got to come out and see that thing go through the hoop. It’s going to give you a little confidence. Right now, we don’t have a lot, especially early in games.”The Thunder led 58-34 at halftime. Westbrook didn’t score until 6:43 remained in the second quarter, but finished the half with 17 points.“He does that to a lot of people,” Hoiberg said. “He’s so explosive. There’s a reason he was the MVP last season.”Though the Thunder were never threatened in the second half, they had hoped to finish better. They shot 22 percent after the break.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Oklahoma City had high hopes coming into the season after trading for All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, but the Thunder had lost four straight before getting things turned around to even their record at 7-7.“From here, we’re kind of gaining some momentum,” George said. “We’re getting consistency from our level of play standpoint. I think we’re starting to come together for the most part. Again, we’re obviously not where we want to be. There’s always going to be a level of improvement, but we’re trending in the right direction.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnthony returned to the lineup after missing the previous game with a sore lower back and finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jerami Grant added 15 points and 11 rebounds.The Thunder led 27-7 at the end of the first quarter to match the fewest points they have allowed in a quarter since the franchise moved from Seattle in 2008. The Bulls made 2 of 16 field goals in the period.“Just setting the tone,” Westbrook said. “Thought we did a good job of being aggressive, using our hands.That’s how we win games.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “In the second half, we never got into a rhythm,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Never played to an identity. I thought our defense, for the most part, was pretty good for the full 48. We had some lapses. But I thought offensively, that’s where we got to really move the ball and make them work and find ways to break the defense down better than we did in the third and the fourth.”TIP-INSBulls: Were coming off a 133-94 loss to San Antonio. … Starters shot 1 for 11 from the field in the first quarter. … Valentine was the only Bulls player to make more than two field goals in the first half.Thunder: C Steven Adams missed his third straight game with a right calf contusion. … Won the firstmeeting with the Bulls 101-69 on Oct. 28. … Grant made a layup off an inbounds pass in the final second of the first half. … George finished with 13 points after scoring 42 and 37 points in his previous two games.STAT LINESOklahoma City’s wins during the current streak have come by an average of 11.7 points. All of the Thunder’s wins this season have been by at least nine points. All the losses have been by nine or fewer.QUOTABLEWestbrook, on being focused against a struggling team: “We did a good job of just coming out and being consistent, staying with our principles, playing Thunder basketball and not worrying about the opponents.”UP NEXTBulls: Host the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.Thunder: At San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. 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(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Things are starting to click for the Oklahoma City Thunder.Russell Westbrook had 21 points and seven assists and the Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 92-79 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP) — Olympiakos stumbled to its worst finish in the Greek league in 24 years with a 3-0 loss at Giannena on Sunday.Giannena dominated the second half on a wet pitch with goals from Themistocles Tzimopoulos, Pedro Perez Conte and Higor Vidal.Olympiakos, winner of 19 of the previous 21 titles, ended the season in third place — 13 points behind champion AEK and seven behind PAOK.For Panathinaikos, currently in 13th place, its worst season ever is not over. Its final home game against Xanthi was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch. The two teams will now play the game on Monday.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino: Brahim Diaz has quality, magic and personalityby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez has welcomed new arrival Brahim Diaz from Manchester City.Los Blancos completed the signing of the 19-year-old from City on Sunday evening and he was presented on Monday.”It’s a special and exciting day,” Perez said.”We are working to strengthen the present and the future with talent of the highest quality.”Brahim Diaz has special talent, the values of this club, quality, magic and personality.”He dreams of winning with this club.”He has chosen this club ahead of other big clubs that wanted to sign him and the Madridistas are going to realise why he came here.”Perez also turned and addressed the player directly.”You’re coming from a friendly club like Manchester City,” he said.”You are arriving at the most demanding club in the world and it will require all your determination.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgjaron blossomgame seals win over Duke with a dunk.ESPNJust when you thought ACC basketball couldn’t be deeper, Clemson is throwing its name in the ring with an incredibly impressive win streak. The Tigers, picked to finish 12th in the league, have now won four straight against Florida State, at Syracuse, vs. Louisville, and now vs. Duke. Star forward Jaron Blossomgame led the way for the Tigers with 17 points, none bigger than the dunk which put Clemson up 66-63. Duke could not score on the ensuing possession, and Clemson held on for a 68-63 win.#SCtop10 Clemson ballin tonight— Asher Lucas (@AsherLucas) January 14, 2016(Click here for a better video, via ESPN.)With a 4-1 record in league play, the Tigers are making some serious noise.Brad Brownell has now beaten Syracuse, Louisville, & Duke back-to-back-to-back. That deserves a free meal folks. Palpable buzz at Clemson.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 14, 2016The court rush left something to be desired, however.That moment when you watch Clemson beat Duke… @kendallsilvers— James Mattos DeHart (@MattyIceBaller) January 14, 2016Clemson is now 11-6 overall, and seem to be improving by the game. This is not a bad year at all for Clemson Tiger fans.last_img read more