Halifax house price time machine takes us back to the Spring of 2006

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Havertz ‘wants Chelsea transfer more than Sancho wants Man Utd move’ with deal ‘set to be done after Europa League’

first_img Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Omg this is awesome 🙂 KAI HAVERTZ is said to be pushing for a move to the Premier League more than Jadon Sancho.The Bundesliga stars are both linked with a move to the English top flight.Kai Havertz is pushing for a move to Chelsea Credit: AFP or licensorsJadon Sancho has started pre-season training with Dortmund Credit: Getty Images – GettyHavertz, valued at £90million, is subject to heavy interest from Chelsea while United are at loggerheads with Borussia Dortmund, who price 20-year-old Sancho at £108m.According to Sky Sports, of the pair it is Havertz, 21, who “is the one who is most keen to move as soon as possible”. It is understood Chelsea have already agreed personal terms with the playmaker after Petr Cech flew to Germany for talks.But Bayer Leverkusen publicly insisted if their valuation is not met, Havertz will not leave.The player is reportedly keen to wrap up a move as soon as Leverkusen’s Europa League campaign is over.They play Inter Milan in the quarter finals tonight.United on the other hand face a battle to get their transfer for Sancho over the line.Like Leverkusen, Dortmund stand firm they are in no rush to sell unless their price tag is met.But United have made it clear they have no intention of paying £108m up front for the England forward.The Germans told Old Trafford bosses they wanted an agreement in place by August 10. But it appears no deal has been met with the winger boarding Dortmund’s flight to Switzerland to start their preparations for next season.United are currently in Germany to complete their Europa League campaign.And they are understood to see the Dortmund’s deadline as meaningless with the transfer window open until October 5.On Saturday SunSport reported meeting the price tag for Sancho might lead to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side potentially blowing their entire transfer funds on one player. It also emerged Sancho will be offered a new £173,000-a-week deal at Dortmund if he stays.Although it would make him one of German football’s highest earners, it is still dwarfed by the £350k-a-week he is likely to get at Old Trafford.Sancho attended a house party in the UK with rap stars Krept and Konan at the weekend. But Dortmund posted a statement confirming they were happy for the 20-year-old to be in England.Communications chief Sascha Fligge said: “It’s common and fine for players to go home before a training camp if they’re not risky. “The same goes for Jadon.“From our point of view, the pictures that have been shown to us so far do not violate.”It is claimed former City starlet Sancho wishes to return to Manchester, but could be involved in a nervy summer saga.Man Utd transfer target Sancho spotted at UK house party Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Amazing movies best funny animals 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!center_img People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

Like father, like son: Zac Blair follows in dad’s footsteps with State Am win

first_imgLAYTON — Ever since he can remember, Zac Blair has had a golf club in his hands. That’s was happens when your father is one of the best golfers ever to come out of Utah and owns the golf course across the street from where you live.Even when Zac was 3 years old, his father, Jimmy, used to take him to big tournaments he was playing in and let him ride on the back of the cart as long as he kept quiet.”It was awesome to grow up around the golf course and get those vibes,” Zac said.Sunday afternoon at Valley View Golf Course at 1:58 p.m., in perhaps the earliest State Am finish ever, those vibes paid off for Zac, who joined his father as a winner of the oldest continuous golf tournament in the world, the Utah State Amateur Championship. The 18-year-old Blair knocked off another 18-year-old, Alex Sutton, in a match featuring the youngest finalists in history. The 5 and 3 victory put Blair’s name on the same trophy that bears the name of his dad, who had won the State Am 36 years earlier, also at the age of 18.”It’s great, it feels awesome,” said Blair, who turns 19 next month but could pass for a couple of years younger because of his boyish face and diminutive 5-foot-6, 120-pound frame. The Ogden native will attend BYU starting next month.When he met the press, Blair hadn’t called his father yet but had talked to him between 18-hole rounds when his dad urged him to “keep it going.”While Zac’s mom, Cindy, and his sister, Becky, watched his victory Sunday, Jimmy was 500 miles away playing in the Wyoming Open in Cheyenne. It’s not that Zac wouldn’t have loved to have had his dad there to see his victory, but he acknowledges he usually plays better when his dad isn’t close by.”I’m a little looser when he’s not here” Blair said. “It’s not his fault, but sometimes I try a little harder and sometimes it gets me in trouble.”Blair was rarely in trouble Sunday and when he was, he quickly recovered and never let Sutton take control of the match as he had throughout his run to the finals.All week, Blair hit his drives straight and long and his irons close and only occasionally had to rely on a putter that was a bit off most of the tournament.In the morning, Sutton took his only lead of the day by making birdie at the first hole. Back-to-back birdies by Blair and a bogey by Sutton gave Blair a 2 up lead and he extended it to 3 up before Sutton birdied 17 to cut the margin to two.Perhaps the turning point of the match came at the 21st and 22nd holes, Nos. 3 and 4 in the afternoon round just after Blair has taken a 3 up lead.Sutton made birdies at both holes — his only two of the afternoon — but in both cases, Blair made birdies on top of his, with a 25-footer at 3 and a 12-footer on No. 4 after Sutton had hit it to gimme range.”When I made that birdie on top of him at 3, that was really huge and then I did it again at 4,” Blair said. “I feel like I kept the momentum, rather than letting him get it back.” Sutton agreed that those two birdies by Blair were deflating.”On 3, I made a great putt down the hill and he matched that and on the 4th, I about knocked it in and he made another birdie right on top of me. There’s nothing you can do there, when you’re making birdies and he’s making birdies.”Sutton never got closer that two holes the rest of the day and the match ended at No. 15 when Sutton missed a 12-foot birdie try and gave Blair his 8-footer.”I didn’t hit it that bad, I just didn’t make any putts,” said Sutton, who lives near Valley View and will be a sophomore on the Weber State golf team this fall. “I don’t think it was a confidence issue, they just weren’t falling for me. He just played really well.”The extra early finish was due mostly to the speed at which the two youngsters played.Blair is the poster child for ready golf, as he takes only a couple of seconds to decide on his shot before stepping up and hitting. “I don’t think you need to take a lot of time,” he said. “Just go up, find the yardage and hit it.”Even though Sutton never took a cart the whole week and walked some 140 holes, he doesn’t waste time once he gets to his shot either, often hitting his shots before photographers can get in position. Sutton said he was disappointed not to win, but acknowledged he never expected to win the tournament at the start of the week. As the No. 8 seed, he had beaten Jed Wright and Jeff Evans before upsetting defending champion Dan Horner in the quarterfinals. Then he knocked off Andrew Barton in Saturday’s semifinals.After shooting rounds of 72 and 69 in the qualifying and getting the No., 7 seed, Blair beat Conner Jones in the first round and 16-year-old Devon Purser in the second round.Then he faced Robbie Fillmore, the co-medalist and one of the pre-tournament favorites in the quarterfinals, where he put nine birdies on the board to beat his future BYU teammate 2 and 1. In Saturday’s semifinals, Blair faced a four-hole deficit after nine holes, but came storming back with six birdies on the back nine to win 1 up over Todd Francis.Blair was supposed to be in Norman, Oklahoma Sunday playing a practice round for the U.S. Public Links Tournament. Instead he had to fly out late Sunday for his 11:52 p.m. (MDT) first-round tee time today.”I didn’t get a practice round, but winning the State Am is better than a practice round, right?” Blair mused.Right.e-mail: [email protected]last_img read more