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Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgTrust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) (  2008 annual report.Company ProfileTrust Bank (Gambia) Limited is a private commercial bank in the Gambia offering banking products and services to the retail and business sectors. The company is also known as Trust Bank Limited (TBL) or Trust Bank (Gambia). It was founded in 1997 by private investors and, at its inception, acquired the assets and liabilities of the defunct Meridian Biao (Gambia) Bank. Today, Trust Bank (Gambia) is one of the largest commercial banks in the Gambia in both asset size and by branch network; it has over 1 000 shareholders with the largest shareholder being the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) of the Gambia and DataBank of Ghana. Trust Bank Limited (The Gambia) is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 ideas I’d add to my passive income list

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group, Morrisons, and Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Christopher Ruane | Friday, 19th March, 2021 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Passive income is money one receives without working for it. Simple passive income ideas include owning a lockup garage and renting it out, or renting an advertising hoarding on a field one owns.But a lot of passive income ideas aren’t as straightforward – they involve spending time and often money to set up a business now, in the hope of a passive income stream in the future.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…That doesn’t attract me for several reasons. First, if I have to spend a lot of time on the activity, it isn’t really passive. Secondly, why take the risk of starting a new business when I lack the expertise? Instead of setting up a new online clothing business, for example, I’d rather figure out which online clothing businesses are already successful and see whether I can invest in their success.Instead, I put money aside regularly to buy shares. With those shares, I am building my own passive income stream.Riding the online retail boomA lot of listed companies sell clothes online, from Boohoo to Next. But the rag trade is a very competitive business and so those might not be good income picks for my portfolio. Boohoo hasn’t paid a dividend, while Next’s current dividend yield is under 1%. That could increase, as it was cut during the pandemic. But even that makes me dislike it as an income pick.Some retailers maintained dividend payouts throughout the pandemic. As passive income ideas, that sort of historical reliability commends them to me. For example, Morrison’s has paid dividends throughout the pandemic and yields around 4% annually. That means that if I put £10,000 in today I’d expect around £400 of passive income each year in future. Plus, occasionally the company pays out special dividends. It announced this week, for example, that it would pay out a special dividend of 4p per share, deferred from the prior year.Online exposureMorrison’s is well-known for its chain of supermarkets. But it is also a significant manufacturer, owning everything from a flower packer to fish wholesaler. That vertical integration gives it a competitive moat in British retail. Its online operations are more substantial than many people realise and online sales tripled over the past year.However, the cost of picking and distributing can make online sales less profitable while pulling some shoppers away from physical stores. Also the UK retail market remains very competitive. To maintain its dividend in future, Morrison’s will need to stay competitive and make enough profits to fund the dividend.My passive income ideas include TescoWhile looking at Morrison’s, I have also been thinking about arch rival Tesco. Tesco is the market leader in UK retail. It also offers a decent dividend yield, around 5%.Having sold off its Asian business lately, the company can focus on its core European operations. They tend to be lower margin, however, so Tesco will need to work hard to keep profitability at its prior level.Tesco also faces a lot of the challenges Morrison’s faces. These include consumers shifting online and the rise of discount retailers like B&M. However, Tesco’s vast estate, brand recognition, and long experience make it a formidable retailer. I wouldn’t pick it for my growth portfolio, but a 5% yield lands it a spot among my passive income ideas. 2 ideas I’d add to my passive income list Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Christopher Ruanelast_img read more

Episcopal Church Foundation announces 2015 Fellows

first_img Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA People Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Posted May 26, 2015 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Tags Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal Church Foundation] The Episcopal Church Foundation has named its 2015 Fellows who bring an exciting vision and passion for the future of the Episcopal Church.The Fellowship Partners Program is ECF’s longest running program, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. It continues to be one of the most exciting programs ECF has to offer. The Fellowship Partners Program supports emerging scholars and ministry leaders so they can pursue studies and ministries they might not otherwise be able to, and share their knowledge and learning with the wider church.“We are proud of this program,” said Donald V. Romanik, ECF President, “and amazed at the impact ECF’s Fellows have had at all levels of the church. We are confident our 2015 Fellows will serve the church in creative and innovative ways and look forward to creating opportunities for them to share their learning.”“The 2015 Fellows represent a variety of new frontiers in Episcopal Church ministry,” said Miguel Escobar, senior program director. “They are using technology to form the next generation of lay and clergy leaders in innovative ways, are utilizing alternative spaces to build vibrant faith communities, and are reclaiming aspects of the Episcopal Church’s past missionary efforts among Native Americans. These four individuals were selected for the promise they hold as future leaders of the church.”ECF is proud to partner with our 2015 Fellows and to walk with them as they explore how to be the Episcopal Church of the future.Audra Abt: Audra is a priest working in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. She received her BA in Environmental Studies at Oberlin College, where she spent a semester studying abroad in the Amazon, and lived for a year in Capim Grosso, Bahia, Brazil where she discerned a call to the priesthood. For the past 4 years she has served as an assistant rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Greensboro, North Carolina.As an ECF Fellow, Audra will nurture a growing Christian base community movement (home and neighborhood-oriented worship, study and mission), started by Latino immigrants in Greensboro, North Carolina. This ministry is an example of how Episcopalians from Latin America are leading the church of the U.S. into a life of worship and service that reflects the communities described in the book of Acts. Such communities rely not on their privilege, wealth, or buildings but on the Holy Spirit, neighborly hospitality, and the contribution of every single member. As missioner, Audra will make a space where Latinos and non-Latinos can collaborate and influence the wider Church’s life with their faith.Reed Carlson Trustee Fellow: Reed studies and teaches the story of God’s people. Currently he is a doctoral candidate in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Harvard Divinity School and is scheduled to be ordained in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota in the summer of 2015.Reed studies conceptions of evil and human moral agency in the Old Testament and in Second Temple Jewish Literature. His research seeks to answer questions such as: How did the writers and readers of biblical literature conceive of angels, demons, spirits, and other divine beings? What relationships did these beings have to human suffering, politics and ethical decision-making? Who or what was “evil” in Second Temple Judaism and how could it be managed?Reed hopes to develop curricula for use in seminaries and local churches that empower all of God’s people to teach, preach, and live the theological stories that begin in the Bible and continue today.Bob Leopold William B. Given, Jr. Fellow: Bob is Missioner at Southside Abbey, a community he helped found in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Southside Abbey is a non-traditional Episcopal worshiping community that engages in justice ministries and gathers for a meal and worship in a non-profit art gallery. Bob was ordained a priest in 2008, after attending Virginia Theological Seminary and the University of Tennessee, twice and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at Sewanee and a Master of Arts in Storytelling at East Tennessee State.As Southside Abbey has grown, their leadership team has formed partnerships in East Tennessee and beyond through shared ministry projects, preaching and teaching engagements, and spiritual conversations. After seeing the transformative effect these relationships have had on congregations and individuals, Bob dreamed of the creation an ongoing community for sharing knowledge, experience, and best practices with the wider Church. With is ECF Fellowship, Bob will be able pursue his dream by working with Southside Abbey to begin “Innovative Leadership Rounds.” This project will invite missional church lay and clergy leaders to engage with other like-minded leaders from across the Church by visiting, observing, sharing, and inquiring in groups with the overarching goal of creating a network of missional communities in a web of support for one another.Colleen Swan Dorothy A. Given, Jr. Fellow: Colleen lives and works in Kivalina, Alaska. She is municipal coordinator for Kivalina’s relocation project and is a lay minister and environmental justice advocate. Colleen has represented her community to the United Nations, at field hearings of the U.S. Senate, before the State of Alaska legislature, and shared her community’s story with numerous universities and media outlets.In light of the 2009 General Convention of the Episcopal Church’s apology for the Doctrine of Discovery and wrongs committed against Native people in the name of Christ, Colleen began a restorative justice process to help communities understand what they lost and connect their traditional practices with their Christian faith.Colleen’s project is outlined in three phases: to document stories from elders, about both abuses endured through encounters with missionaries, and important Iñupiaq traditions; to develop an Iñupiaq-English resource for Arctic Coast congregations that synthesizes biblical Christianity, Episcopalian practice, and Iñupiaq spirituality; and create venues for healing and restoration.The application process for the 2016 ECF Fellowship will open in November, 2015. Complete information about the ECF Fellowship Partners Program can be found on ECF’s website at or by calling 800-697-2858. Episcopal Church Foundation announces 2015 Fellows Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Rehabilitation of an EHPAA of 18 Apartments Toulouse / Letelli…

first_img 2018 Year:  Architects: Letellier Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Emacoustic “COPY” France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, TECU®, Sarl Couffignal Photographs Apartments Projects Products used in this ProjectMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – GoldClient:Icade PromotionEngineering:MATH IngenierieCity:ToulouseCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Les Yeux CarrésText description provided by the architects. The old college of Foix is a building listed in the supplementary inventory and classified as a Historic Monument with its keep dating from 1457.Save this picture!© Les Yeux CarrésSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Les Yeux CarrésIn line with the respect of the existing architecture, an important reflection was carried out with the ABF in order to propose a modern architectural language in coherence with the old building. The facade is clad with gold-coloured interlocking copper sheets.Save this picture!© Les Yeux CarrésThe building blends in perfectly with its immediate surroundings and contributes to embellishing the urban space.Save this picture!© Les Yeux CarrésProject gallerySee allShow lessYouth Centers: Places to Develop Physical, Social, Emotional, and Cognitive AbilitiesArticlesVicente Guallart Wins Self-Sufficient City Competition for Post-Coronavirus ChinaArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:2 Rue Antoine Deville, 31000 Toulouse, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img Area:  814 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Les Yeux Carrés Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyApartments, Adaptive Reuse•Toulouse, France Products translation missing: CopyAbout this officeLetellier ArchitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseToulouseOn InstagramOn FacebookFrancePublished on August 13, 2020Cite: “Rehabilitation of an EHPAA of 18 Apartments Toulouse / Letellier Architectes” 13 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?EHPAA独立老人公寓改造 / Letellier Architectes是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Rehabilitation of an EHPAA of 18 Apartments Toulouse / Letellier Architectes Save this picture!© Les Yeux Carrés+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ArchDaily Rehabilitation of an EHPAA of 18 Apartments Toulouse / Letellier ArchitectesSave this projectSaveRehabilitation of an EHPAA of 18 Apartments Toulouse / Letellier Architectes Acoustics: last_img read more

U.S. veteran exposes drone war crimes, charged with espionage

first_imgU.S. Air Force veteran Daniel Hale was arrested May 9 in Nashville, Tenn., and charged under the Espionage Act for leaking documents that expose the U.S. drone warfare program and crimes the Trump and previous administrations have committed in Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen.Daniel Hale exposes U.S. drone warfare crimes.The U.S. drone warfare program is run by the USAF, CIA, National Security Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and, of course, private contractors like Leidos. In 2018 that company had 32,000 employees and $10.19 billion in revenue. The drone warfare program is a major money maker for the military-industrial complex (MIC).Like so many working-class youth, Hale joined the USAF “out of desperation, because I was homeless.” (Washington Post, May 9)Hale served during 2009-13 and was assigned to work at the NSA. During 2012 he was stationed at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, where he was responsible for identifying, tracking and targeting drone attacks.  After he was discharged, he worked as a defense contractor intelligence analyst at Leidos and was assigned to the NGA, a pattern typical of how the MIC web works.According to his indictment, Hale, a member of About Face (previously Iraq Veterans Against the War), is charged with providing “Secret and Top Secret” documents to a reporter and an “online news outlet.”  The documents concern the drone warfare program and so-called counterterrorism operations.In October 2015 the online investigative website Intercept published “The Drone Papers,” and in April 2016 investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill published “The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Project.” Also in 2016 Hale was featured in the award-winning documentary “National Bird” on drone warfare whistleblowers.Daniel Hale faces 50 years imprisonment for revealing that drone warfare not only kills a “target” but anybody nearby. He exposed the “kill chain” — when “intelligence specialists” like himself sit thousands of miles from battle as they analyze live drone video; communicate in instant-message chat with jet fighter pilots, operators of armed Predator and Reaper drones, and ground troops; and pass along secret “kill” orders from higher-ups who authorize assassinations.Like Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and other military veterans who testified at the Winter Soldier hearings on Vietnam (1967) and Iraq (2008), Hale spent years deep inside the MIC and was driven to expose what he took part in and what he saw.Support Daniel Hale. He is guilty of nothing. Indict and imprison the real war criminals!The writer is a member of Veterans For Peace.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Planting Forecast: Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain…

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 27, 2017 There is a Memorial Day weekend tradition in Indiana: planting crops while listening to the Indy 500 race on the tractor radio. For much of Indiana, that is not going to happen this year. HAT chief meteorologist Ryan Martin says the next few days will be more wet than dry. “Wet as we start off the period with significant rains for the first two days of the holiday weekend,” he stated. “The second of two waves from this event moves through Sunday, and that will bring two-day rain totals at .5”-1.5” with coverage at 80%. Rains Sunday will not be lighter or have lower coverage than Saturday rains…this will just be an all-out rain event for most of the state.” SHARE Home News Feed Planting Forecast: Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain Clouds Planting Forecast: Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain Clouds Facebook Twitter Previous articleCorn Replant Considerations 2017Next articleConsumers Want the Meat, Just Not the Animal Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

I’m afraid I’ll give mam Covid

first_imgPrint WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter Heart failure patient and advocate Pauline O’Shea with her daughter Ali.LITTLE Ali O’Shea from Ardnacrusha is not happy about going back to school – not because she doesn’t like schoolwork or being with her friends but because she’s very afraid of giving her mother Covid-19.Her mum, Pauline, has suffered from heart failure and her condition is such that she has had a defibrillator fitted in her body to resuce her in the event of her heart stopping,When teachers asked their pupils to write something about coming back to school, nine-year-old Ali wrote that she feared she would infect her mother.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Pauline (47) is an advocate with the Irish Heart Foundation to have under 70s heart failure patients moved up the priority list for Covid vaccination.Pauline is one of 7,000 Irish heart failure patients under 70 and she believes they have been totally forgotten in the priority list of people who urgently need vaccination.” I absolutely believe that older people who are more vulnerable should receive the vaccine first.“Many people in the heart failure community are in that group and will be vaccinated but for those of us who are younger, we’re just not being mentioned. We’re asking to be moved up the list so that we can stop living in terror.”The mother-of-three described to the Limerick Post what precautions she has to take as her children are back at school.“When I pick them up in the car, I cover them in sanitiser, even their heads. None of us know exactly where this virus lands.“When they get home, they change out of their school uniforms right away. I know one women in the heart failure community who can’t even hug her children until they have changed all of their clothes at the back door.“We can’t afford to take any risk because Covid attacks the heart and there’s a real likelihood that if any of us get this, we’ll be leaving our children without a mother.”Over the last 12 months, Covid has been added to the restrictions which Pauline, and people with her condition, have been subjected to.With three children of school age, their interaction in classrooms exposes Pauline to more than 70 people who may or may not carry the virus.“You’re trying to wear two hats – you have this medical condition but you’re also a mother and children need their mother. We want to be able to mother our children freely, away from the real worry that Covid might get us.“We’re not asking to be be put up the list ahed of more vulnerable people – just to be included on the list as a priority”. Facebookcenter_img Email Linkedin Previous articleLockdown is giving room for readers to expand horizonsNext article“This could open his horizons on all fronts” – Ronan O’Gara excited by Hanrahan move Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsI’m afraid I’ll give mam CovidBy Bernie English – March 26, 2021 783 last_img read more

Council hears OC agreement details

first_img Twitter Pinterest By Odessa American – February 2, 2021 Council hears OC agreement details The Odessa City Council during a virtual work session on Tuesday discussed issues ranging from the federal Payroll Protection Program, a contract for road sealant and to consider an economic development agreement between the Odessa Development Council and the Odessa College Foundation. Cristal Villegas, a Frost Bank representative, detailed that the second round of the PPP is open to applications from local businesses and that this round of the funding can also be accessed by non-profits. Saying “we’ve all been impacted by this,” Villegas said those needing information can visit for instructions in both English and Spanish. She said businesses must be able to show a 25 percent reduction in gross receipts due to the pandemic. She added that $284 billion was allocated by the federal government for the program. The loans provided by PPP can eventually be turned into a forgiven grant for those who meet the criteria. The deadline to apply is either March 31 or until the funding runs out. Council also heard details about Odessa College’s new health sciences center, which is scheduled to break ground on the campus in the fall of this year. Wesley Burnett, director of Economic Development, detailed for council the economic development agreement between ODC and Odessa College Foundation for the new construction. Burnett said the 83,000 square foot building will cost almost $40 million and OC President Gregory Williams said OC has donations and other funding for much of the cost of the building. Burnett touted the workforce training aspect of the partnership with OC and said 44 jobs will be retained and 16 new jobs created with more than $1 million in payroll. Williams told council the new center will create jobs and produce a record number of students working in the health science field. Council also heard a presentation to amend the 2020-21 budget by appropriating an additional $102,536.92 for the cost of the General Election and Runoff Elections. A runoff on city council and costs associated with COVID cleaning and extra voting days as required by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also factored into the higher cost. City Manager Michael Marrero presented to the council information on an application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for 2021 Competitive 9% Housing Tax Credit for Woodcrest Apartments. Marrero said Woodcrest Apartments can apply for a tax credit to allow the developer to move residents to another area and to demolish the 74 units that are 50 years old and to build new units. He said all residents will be relocated and that the contractor will be responsible for costs associated with the move. The residents are all part of an affordable housing project. Phil Fisher with Sonoma Housing said the long term objective is to serve long term low income housing. He said the program will not cost the city but rather is a federal program and that it would allow newer and more efficient housing. He said the program requires a resolution of support from the city during the Feb. 9 city council meeting and said the project would begin in the fall. The construction costs will be around $14 million and will take about 12 to 14 months to complete. There are currently 74 households living there now. HUD pays about 2/3 of the rent for most on the property now. Many residents are elderly or disabled. Fisher said the new units could last as long as 40 years. Facebook WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter Local NewsGovernment Previous articleNew LSU coordinator Jones begins task of fixing defenseNext articleA gloomy Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil says more winter Odessa American TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Farmer fined after animal carcases found on his land

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – January 10, 2012 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Farmer fined after animal carcases found on his land Google+ Twitter Google+ News Gardai discovered a sheep skeleton and other dying animals when they visited a farm in Co Donegal.Gardaí were tipped off by animal welfare officers about possible cases of cruelty on the farm of 56-year-old Joseph McBride.Sgt Christy Galligan told Letterkenny District Court he had called to the farm at Murlog, Downings, in February and March 2010. He found a lame goat in poor condition, a dead lamb and the skeleton of a sheep.The court was also told a number of other animals were in poor condition.McBride was charged with failing to remove dead animals from his property.Pictures of the scene were given to Judge Paul Kelly who said “the pictures don’t make attractive viewing”.Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon told the court McBride was a small farmer who had been suffering from ill health and that improvements had been made on the farm since the incident.ISPCA inspector Kevin McGinley said they could not say for certain how the animals had died or had suffered.He said it was not known how the animals died, but he said leaving their carcasses to rot was simply wrong.Judge Kelly ordered McBride to pay €250 to the ISPCA and allow for another inspection of his farm before June 11th.center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleGAA – Tyrone beat Queen’s at OmaghNext articleMayor calls IBAL litter report on Letterkenny “spiteful and ludicrous” News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Party leaders meet today to discuss six week lockdown

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Party leaders meet today to discuss six week lockdowncenter_img Pinterest The leaders of the three coalition parties will meet later today to discuss placing the country back into a six week lockdown.NPHET has recommended Level 5 restrictions for the entire country.1,000 new cases of Covid-19 and three more deaths were confirmed yesterday.Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, says he’ll support whatever the Government decides but the current measures are already restrictive:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Irish Medical Organisation says the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases is putting health services under extreme pressure.GPs are concerned people who know they’re contacts or are waiting for tests are not self-isolating.Chair of the IMO’s GP Committee Dr Denis McCauley, says that has to change:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleLocal councillor calls for mast planning to be revokedNext articleGardai in Donegal urge people not to travel unless essential News Highland Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – October 17, 2020 last_img read more

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