La Caixa unveils audacious plan to restructure

first_imgThursday 27 January 2011 9:10 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Share SPANISH savings bank La Caixa will boost its capital and become a listed bank, under audacious new restructuring plans.It will transfer its banking business to listed unit Criteria CaixaCorp, which will in turn transfer some of its industrial stakes in companies to a new entity.The new banking business will be called CaixaBank, which will include current holdings in companies Telefonica, and Repsol and be valued at around €20.6bn (£17.75bn).La Caixa will be the controlling shareholder in CaixaBank, with around 81.1 per cent of its capital. CaixaBank will strengthen its capital position through the launch of convertible bonds for up to €1.5bn. whatsapp whatsapp La Caixa unveils audacious plan to restructure Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Universal Insurance Company Plc ( Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgUniversal Insurance Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Universal Insurance Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Insurance Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Insurance Company Plc (  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUniversal Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of non-life insurance for the individual, commercial and institutional sectors. The company also offers banking products and services as well as risk management services. General insurance products cover motor, property, marine, accidents, engineering and contractors, bond, HCPI, oil and gas, guarantees and indemnities and occupier’s liability insurance. Commercial and institutional products cover all risks associated with the hospitality, construction, logistics, capital markets and real estate sectors as well as financial coverage for accidents, theft, vandalism and motor vehicle collisions. Universal Insurance Company Plc receives reinsurance support from Swiss Reinsurance Company of Zurich. Established in 1961 and formerly known as the Universal Insurance Company Limited (UNISURE), the company changed its name to Universal Insurance Company following its amalgamation with United Trust Assurance Company Limited, Oriental Insurance Company Limited and African Safety Insurance Company Limited. Universal Insurance Plc has operations across the country in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Universal Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch the Pro14 match online from anywhereEdinburgh boss Richard Cockerill has made seven changes to his starting team, with Fijian tighthead Lee-Roy Atalifo getting his frist start. Wing Eroni Sau and fly-half Nathan Chamberlain also start.Wales wing Owen Lane makes his first Blues start since January and Jason Tovey comes in at fly-half, with Jarrod Evans out. The Blues lie in second place in the Pro14 Conference B, with Edinburgh in fifth spot, having won only once so far this season – a razor-thin voctory over the Scarlets at 6-3.Blues head coach John Mulvihill said: “We can head up to Scotland with confidence. Despite the two losses in recent weeks, those games were decided by small margins.”After defeating the Scarlets last time out, Cockerill said: “Winning’s a habit and we’re happy that we’ve broken the losing streak we were in and we can continue to develop as a squad as we prepare to face a really strong Cardiff (Blues) outfit.”Edinburgh: Jack Blain; Eroni Sau, Mark Bennett, Chris Dean, Jamie Farndale; Nathan Chamberlain, Henry Pyrgos (captain); Pierre Schoeman, David Cherry, Lee-Roy Atalifo, Andries Ferreira, Jamie Hodgson, Magnus Bradbury, Luke Crosbie, Ally Miller.Replacements: Mike Willemse, Sam Grahamslaw, Dan Gamble, Marshall Sykes, Connor Boyle, Nic Groom, Charlie Shiel, James Johnstone.Cardiff Blues: Hallam Amos; Aled Summerhill, Garyn Smith, Max Llewellyn, Owen Lane; Jason Tovey, Lewis Jones; Brad Thyer, Kristian Dacey (captain), Dmitri Arhip, James Ratti, Rory Thornton, Josh Turnbull, Olly Robinson, Will Boyde.Replacements: Ethan Lewis, Corey Domachowski, Scott Andrews, Ben Murphy, Sam Moore, Jamie Hill, Ben Thomas, Matthew Morgan.Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues wherever you are…Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from the UKEdinburgh v Cardiff Blues, which kicks off at 7.45pm on Monday, will be shown live on Premier Sports 2 in the UK.Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month.Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months. Can he kick it: Henry Pyrgos makes to block a kick (Getty Images) There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door. See Premier Sports offersIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – Virtual Private Network. Check out Express VPN.Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, eir Sport show Pro14 matches live, including Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues (kick-off 7.45pm eir Sport 2), and if you sign up for eir broadband you can watch eir Sport for free via the eir TV app and online player.Find out more about the eir broadband deals here.Or you can sign up for eir TV and broadband packages, which include eir Sport, from €39.98 a month.If you have Sky TV in Ireland but not eir broadband, you can add eir Sport to your package for €19.99 a month for three months (€29.99 after that) or for €240 for the year – here are the details of the Sky-eir package.If you’re from Ireland but are abroad when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN.Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues (kick-off 8.45pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN, which is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from the CanadaDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues in Canada. It will kick off at 2.45pm EST and 11.45am on the West Coast.Find out more about DAZN here “It should be another feisty affair,” says Blues boss John Mulvihill Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

FASTSIGNS of Apopka employees receive national sales awards

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSFASTSIGNS Previous articleCoffee and conversation event tomorrow morningNext articleCity Council advances New Errol to next stage Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From FASTSIGNS® of Apopka Four sales employees from FASTSIGNS of Apopka received national recognition at the 2017 FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Summit, recently held in St. Louis, Missouri.Susan Marie received the Gold Sales Award, which recognizes Outside Sales Professionals who achieved sales between $700,000 and $999,999 from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. With more than 660 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS centers worldwide, only 14 Outside Sales Professionals received this award.Angel Wallace and Carmen Ruiz-Ore both received the Bronze Sales Award, which recognizes Outside Sales Professionals who achieved sales between $300,000 and $499,999 from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.Susan Marie won the gold award, which is given to outside sales professionals who achieve $700,000-$999,999 in sales from July 1st 2016-June 30th of 2017.Additionally, Brian Miller received the FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Certification Award for completing an extensive certification program that includes curriculum and activities designed to heighten and expand sales skills. Upon completion of the program, recipients receive the distinction of ‘Certified FASTSIGNS Sales Executive.’“We are so proud of our sales team for their outstanding sales achievements; they always go above and beyond for our customers to ensure they receive excellent service and quality products,” said Rod Quick, owner of FASTSIGNS of Apopka. “We look forward to continuing to help local businesses and organizations solve their visual communications challenges with innovative ideas and creative solutions.”FASTSIGNS of Apopka is located at 3030 E. Semoran Blvd. and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.About FASTSIGNSFASTSIGNS of Apopka is a locally and independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables, digital signage and marketing materials. To learn more, visit or call 407.774.0003.Note – Brian Miller is pictured in the feature photo above.last_img read more

House SSK / De Baes Associates + Van Besien Van Noten Architecten

first_img Projects “COPY” Houses Manufacturers: Cinca, Duravit, Gyproc, Niko, Ploegsteert, RENSON, Vaillant, Adobe, Dassault Systèmes, De Clercq Lochristi, FLOORGRES, Henrad, Ideal Standard, Linea Deco, SAX Joris De Baes; Sophie van Noten Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Filip Dujardin, Frans Parthesius Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  93 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House SSK / De Baes Associates + Van Besien Van Noten ArchitectenSave this projectSaveHouse SSK / De Baes Associates + Van Besien Van Noten ArchitectenSave this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Sharecenter_img 2014 House SSK / De Baes Associates + Van Besien Van Noten Architecten CopyAbout this officeDe Baes AssociatesOfficeFollowVan Besien Van Noten ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKortrijkBelgiumPublished on March 16, 2019Cite: “House SSK / De Baes Associates + Van Besien Van Noten Architecten” 16 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Photographs Year:  CopyHouses•Kortrijk, Belgium Engineering:Demeyere AssociatesClients:Dhr. Stijn StragierCity:KortrijkCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Frans ParthesiusRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. House SSK confronts the old urban fabric with the desire for a larger whole. The house disengages from its context but is at the same time imprisoned within it. It provides a response to the recurrent and very direct issues that crop up when designing contemporary urban dwellings, such as the dilemma of new-build versus renovation, affordability, sustainability, and comfort. The plot, in an old working-class area in the center of Kortrijk, prompted reflection on the intrinsic value of this urban fabric. Did it call for renovation or intensification, or would tabula rasa be a better strategy? Save this picture!© Frans ParthesiusThe house combines these different options. It detaches itself from the existing frontage line, allowing for the creation of a volume that fulfills contemporary requirements. The facade was reconstructed as a gesture towards integration and at the same time acts as a buffer. Inside the plot, this gave rise to unrestrained freedom. The building, the ‘protected volume’, could now be optimized and oriented so as to generate the most efficient Existenzminimum possible. Every square meter counted.Save this picture!Floor PlansThe house was effectively turned inside-out, with beauty being created on the inside. On the plot boundary, the existing walls were preserved, and the construction materials left exposed. The front elevation was rebuilt in basic clay blocks in a deliberate attempt to keep the costs down. The living space forms a spatial entity with the street. Here the city becomes a part of the house. Or vice versa. The scale of living changes and so too the relation between interior and exterior. In House SSK that boundary is non-existent. Save this picture!© Frans ParthesiusThe residual spaces were turned into leafy front and back patios. At the front, this greenery blends with the street, whereas elsewhere largely blank facades render the street inert. The new front elevation is defined but open. The glass facade behind offers purely physical protection. The plan organization is straightforward, with a central volume where all the building services and stairs are concentrated. On the ground floor, this comprises the bathroom and storage space for the bedroom at the back. On the first floor, this closed volume becomes smaller and contains only the kitchen and stairs.Save this picture!© Frans ParthesiusThe rest of the house is open. The glass box in which all this takes place is slightly rotated vis-à-vis the plot in order to take advantage of the available light throughout the day. The house seeks to rethink present-day life in the central European city and in so doing to help create an urban environment that is a world away from the sterile and superseded suburbs. On the one hand by combining spatial quality with affordability, on the other by forging a new relationship between the individual and their changing context.Save this picture!© Frans ParthesiusProject gallerySee allShow less30 Open Bathrooms: Incorporating Breeze and Nature in Private SpaceArticlesFreehand Stadium Drawings by Mohammad PirdavariArticles Share Architects: De Baes Associates, Van Besien Van Noten Architecten Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Belgiumlast_img read more

Xiaoye Valley / AML Design Studio

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Architects: AML Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project 2018 CopyHousing•Yanqing, China “COPY” Amulong ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Lead Architect: China Projectscenter_img CopyAbout this officeAML Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBeijingAML Design StudioYanqingChinaPublished on April 11, 2021Cite: “Xiaoye Valley / AML Design Studio” 11 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?小也山谷 / 阿穆隆设计工作室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 Save this picture!Exterior facade and courtyard. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 25Curated by 韩双羽 – HAN Shuangyu Share Save this picture!Exterior facade and courtyard. Image © Weiqi JinRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. There are many houses around Beijing that are too fastidious, too uniform and too fastidious. Ceramic tile veneer, magenta pink blue, always so selective, this project was originally like this.Save this picture!Public space. Image © Weiqi JinSave this picture!Public space. Image © Weiqi JinSave this picture!Public space. Image © Weiqi JinMoney can’t be spent too much, so it is used to wrap up the building with the thorns picked up on the hill, hide in the hill, and shade the sun as well.Save this picture!White room. Image © Weiqi JinSave this picture!White room. Image © Weiqi JinTower house with the remaining scaffolding on the courtyard, pull up the shade net, when the sun comes out, sitting under, looking at the mountains, beautiful.Save this picture!Wooden room. Image © Weiqi JinSave this picture!Wooden room. Image © Weiqi JinThe owner named his house Xiaoye Valley, but I would like to call it Wild Valley.Save this picture!Silver room. Image © Weiqi JinSave this picture!Exterior facade and courtyard. Image © Weiqi JinProject gallerySee allShow lessShikism Building / Ryuichi Sasaki + Sasaki ArchitectureSelected ProjectsLiving Screen House / CplusC Architectural WorkshopSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Shifosi Village, Yanqing District, Beijing, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Weiqi Jin ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  850 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Housing Photographs Xiaoye Valley / AML Design Studio Xiaoye Valley / AML Design StudioSave this projectSaveXiaoye Valley / AML Design Studiolast_img read more

Capitalist system is ‘not above the law’

first_imgBig Media headlines trumpeted “Supreme Court says Trump not above the law” when SCOTUS ruled on July 9 that the president’s tax returns had to be revealed to — practically no one. The verdict gave narrow access only to New York state criminal prosecutors — and definitely not to Congress and certainly not to any members of the public.The public — the people — us! We who are more than ready to say “Time’s up!” on legal protection for Trump and all of the CEO administrators of capitalism.It’s time to charge and convict them — not on the narrow basis of tax evasion for profit — but for their capitalist crimes against humanity.Especially in the U.S., the dual crises of the COVID pandemic and the economic collapse have exposed the utter inadequacy of capitalists to deliver the minimum necessary to even keep people within their system alive — much less fed, housed and healthy enough to get to work.Marx and Engels in “The Communist Manifesto” predicted this moment of the failure of capitalism: “The modern laborer, on the contrary, instead of rising with the process of industry, sinks deeper and deeper below the conditions of existence. … And here it becomes evident, that the bourgeoisie [capitalist class] is unfit any longer to be the ruling class in society, and to impose its conditions of existence upon society as an overriding law. It is unfit to rule because it is incompetent to assure an existence to its [wage] slaves within [their] slavery.” The contrast in the pandemic between a capitalist response based on competition and a socialist response grounded in cooperation could not be more dramatic. On July 12, the U.S. registered 416 deaths per million of population, with new cases reported at 58,349 that day. The state of Florida alone had 15,300 new cases. On the same day, China registered three deaths per million — and only seven new cases. (’s response, based on its socialist-planned infrastructure, has shown even more dramatic success. July 7 marked the country’s 11th consecutive day without a single COVID-related death, with only 2,399 total confirmed cases by that date. According to international BBC correspondent Fernando Ravsberg, “The Cuban public health system was prepared for massive casualties, but the truth is that in the worst moments of the crisis less than 60 percent of its hospital resources were needed.” Even more remarkably, “Not a single Cuban health worker, whether a doctor or a floor cleaner, has succumbed to the virus.” This is in stark contrast to conditions in wealthy capitalist countries. ( U.S. infrastructureBut even some capitalist countries have been more successful than the U.S. in pushing back the virus. Germany, for instance, had only 109 deaths per million population by July 12. The difference in the two capitalist countries seems due, at least in part, to the fact that the German state is required by law “to provide social services to its citizens.” According to the EPMA Journal of preventive medicine, Germany has an infrastructure that guarantees “sufficient, needs-based ambulatory and inpatient medical treatment, in qualitative and quantitative terms, as well as … the provision of medicine.” ( and oppressed peoples won these guarantees in Germany through protracted and often bloody struggle, and during post-World War II conditions when capitalist West Germany confronted sharp competition from the socialist German Democratic Republic. While many of those gains have been cut back, they are still much greater than pay-as-you-go rationing in the U.S.The less wide-ranging health and workplace protections that workers have won in the U.S. by militant actions, especially during the brutal decades of the Great Depression, have been under continuous attack by capitalist privatization forces. This has meant the U.S. health care infrastructure is a shambles of private-profit noncommunication and noncooperation.But what does the U.S. have as a coordinated infrastructure? Its military system — functioning in every state and with over 800 bases in 70 countries around the globe, with personnel everywhere from local recruiting offices like Spanish Fort, Ala., to soldiers based in Syracuse, N.Y., who fly remote drones in Afghanistan.The projected 2021 U.S. military budget has a base of $671 billion, with an extra “war-fighting” Overseas Contingency Operations budget of $69 billion. All these billions are devoted to maintaining death-dealing U.S. capitalist “democracy” and profits worldwide through imperialist domination.Imagine how different life would be for us — the people — the workers and oppressed people in the U.S. and around the world, if those billions were put to use in socialist planning. We could establish systems of infrastructure to support our health, housing, work, art — the blossoming of our lives and the lives of those we love.It’s correct that those who head the U.S. state and lead this unjust system are “not above the law.” Because ultimately the law of Marxist economics will prevail — with people’s revolutions building new socialist systems using our collective imagination and collective power.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_img Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. Previous article19-year-old hit while crossing street in critical conditionNext articleMan in critical condition after hit and run admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – May 7, 2018 Facebook Pinterest Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Virgin Coco MojitoSummer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: May 7center_img Crude Oil: 70.73 (+1.01)Nymex MTD AVG: 69.0714.Natural Gas: 2.741 (+.030).Gasoline: 2.1340 (+0.0200).Spreads: June/July (+.11) July/Aug. (+.36).Plains WTI Posting: 67.00 (+.75). Facebook Twitter Pinterest Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: May 7 Twitterlast_img read more

County’s 2021 road work detailedWest 42nd widening to be extended

first_img By Odessa American – January 12, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleLandgraf renews oath as state repNext articleNew courses coming to ECISD Odessa American Facebook Twitter Ector County commissioners Tuesday accepted Public Works Director Evans Kessey’s 2020 roads and streets construction report and heard his 2021 plan to spend $5.2-million widening, upgrading and improving drainage on West 42nd Street from FM 1936 to Moss Avenue. Other work on the highways and streets department’s schedule this year includes the $7.2-million widening and rehabilitation of 8.2 miles of Cottonwood Road from U.S. 385 to the Midland County line, the $1.4-million widening and upgrading of four miles of Apple Street from 385 to Jasper Avenue and the $789,000 widening and rehabilitation of a mile of West 87th Street from 385 to North County Road West. Kessey said that among work accomplished during the past year, financed largely by the 1.25-cent sales tax that was authorized by the voters in 2018, was the $5-million widening and upgrading of West 42nd from the Kermit Highway to West Loop 338. Saying that his crews had worked throughout the year in the trying circumstances of the pandemic, he said, “I’m proud for my employees.” In their bi-monthly review of COVID-19-related concerns, the commissioners agreed that a mass vaccination should be organized as soon as enough vaccine is received either from the Pfizer or Moderna pharmaceutical companies, which are the medicines’ principal manufacturers. Noting that Medical Center Hospital, Odessa Regional Medical Center and the county health department had injected a few thousand people in recent weeks as the vaccines trickled in, Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner said, “The hospitals have done a stand-up job, but they are in kind of cramped-up spaces. “We need to find places where we can do it more efficiently and people will have a place to wait for a little bit and see if they’re going to have a reaction,” the commissioner said. In other business in the 10 a.m. meeting, the court heard Building Maintenance Director Charles Pierce’s appeal for overtime pay to be made permanent for all county employees and voted unanimously for overtime henceforth to be paid to the health, information technology, cemetery and building maintenance departments. Answering a question from Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Simmons, Auditor Randy Donner had said he was unsure how overtime for all employees could be paid for now that the 2020-21 budget has gone into effect. The county’s general existing system is for compensatory time to be taken for overtime work. THE COMMISSIONERS ALSO: >> Voted to sign sworn statements to claim $671,137 in hail damages to county buildings on June 14, 2017, and $401,146 on March 28 in hail damages to county buildings that year from Atlantic Specialty Insurance Co. of Canton, Mass. >> Accepted donations to the sheriff’s office of $75 from Phillip Godwin, $100 from Judith Hayes, $2,000 from the Ector County Republican Party and $12,000 from the Barnhart Bolt & Special Fasteners company. >> Heard an annual update from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Steve Paz and his assistants. Abigail Pritchard, Jeanette Castanon and Christy Curran, on family and community health initiatives, 4-H Club development, horticulture and other projects. >> Approved two-year appointments to the airport advisory board for Richard Browning, Mark Merritt, Winston Kenworthy, Travis Fisher and Monnie Sparkman. >> Nominated Levi Bryand of the LCA civil engineering company to the Region 14 Upper Rio Grande Regional Flood Planning Group. >> Accepted the City of Odessa’s donation of 70 Motorola XTS 2500 single-band 800 MHz radios to the volunteer fire departments. >> Heard local attorney Robert White’s update on the State of Texas’s pending settlement with national pharmaceutical companies on damages from opioid abuse and adopted the Texas Local Government Investment Pool’s Term Sheet Program, which tailors investments for cities, counties, school districts and other public investors. >> OK’d a payment to Johnson Controls, which is about one-third finished with its $6.9-million contract to upgrade lights and heating-air conditioning in county buildings, including the replacement of all 87 Freon air conditioning units, the replacement of all lights with light-emitting diodes and the installation of two chillers at the courthouse. >> Approved applying for a grant through the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission for the purchase of rifle-resistant body armor for the environmental enforcement department. >> OK’d a $62,228 budget transfer from motor vehicle repairs and maintenance to equipment services. >> Approved spending $9,200 for diagnostic software for diesel and construction equipment. >> Accepted certification of Tax Assessor-Collector Lindy Wright’s completion of 20 hours of continuing education. 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National Geographic and Double Oscar® Nominee Cynthia Erivo Reveal Highly Anticipated Premiere Date and…

first_img Facebook National Geographic and Double Oscar® Nominee Cynthia Erivo Reveal Highly Anticipated Premiere Date and New Trailer for the Emmy® Award-Winning Anthology Series, GENIUS: ARETHA Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Twitter “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, played by Cynthia Erivo, performing on stage in National Geographic’s GENIUS: ARETHA. Previous articleNational Geographic Announces Spring 2021 Content Rollout at the Television Critics Association Winter Press TourNext articleRoboSense Releases the Latest Version of its Sensor Evaluation System for Autonomous Driving Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more