Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc is a fully integrated offshore support company in Nigeria offering marine and aviation logistics services for the oil and gas industry in sub-Sahara Africa. The company provides offshore and onshore logistic support with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; private charter services for air tours and aerial photography; maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters; and executive ground handling services for helicopter and private jets. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc owns and manages marine vessels which includes anchor handling tug supply vessels for positioning, maintaining and moving oil and gas rigs; and platform supply vessels for transporting equipment to offshore platforms. The Caverton Group was formed to acquire Caverton Helicopters Limited and Caverton Marine Limited, both of which were already operating in the Nigerian offshore oil and gas logistics industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Forget gold and Bitcoin. I’d buy these 2 bargain FTSE 100 shares in an ISA today

first_imgForget gold and Bitcoin. I’d buy these 2 bargain FTSE 100 shares in an ISA today Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 | More on: AUTO BT-A “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Auto Trader. 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 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Enter Your Email Address The FTSE 100’s crash may tempt some investors to buy assets such as gold and Bitcoin. After all, they have delivered strong returns over the past few months. For example, gold has traded close to a record high and Bitcoin has doubled since reaching its March lows.However, the FTSE 100 has a strong track record of recovering from its downturns to post new record highs. Therefore, buying companies with margins of safety included in their share prices could lead to high returns in the long run.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…With that in mind, here are two large-cap shares that could be worth buying in an ISA today. They could deliver strong capital growth over the coming years.Auto TraderFTSE 100 digital automotive market place Auto Trader (LSE: AUTO) has experienced significant disruption from coronavirus. Vehicle retailers across the UK have been closed during the lockdown period, which is set to have a negative impact on the company’s financial performance in the short run.Auto Trader has sought to aid its customers through reducing its charges to zero while vehicle retailers have been required to close. It has also offered a 25% discount to its customers for June, when many of them are expected to reopen.Looking ahead, the company faces an uncertain period in the short run. Weak consumer demand and social distancing requirements may lower sales for new and used vehicles. However, its dominant market position could allow it to benefit from a gradual return to positive economic growth in the coming years.Therefore, after its 8% share price decline since the start of the year, it may offer good value for money and recovery prospects over the long-term.FTSE 100 telecoms company BTAnother FTSE 100 share that is still in negative territory since the start of the year is BT (LSE: BT.A). Its shares are down by 36% in 2020 as investors have priced-in potential risks facing the business.The company is not providing guidance for the 2021 financial year. It has also cancelled dividends for the 2020 and 2021 financial years, which is likely to weigh on investor sentiment over the near term.In the long run, BT’s strategy could catalyse its financial performance and share price. For example, it is investing in its network infrastructure across the UK as it seeks to strengthen its competitive position in 4G and 5G. It is also seeking to become more efficient through a simplification process, while its premium ‘Halo’ products now account for around 30% of its consumer broadband customer base.Although the FTSE 100 stock’s near-term prospects are likely to remain uncertain over the coming months, it appears to have numerous catalysts that could lead to a turnaround. Therefore, now could be an opportune moment to buy it while it appears to offer a wide margin of safety. last_img read more

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Casa Ranco / elton+léniz arquitectos asociados

first_imgSave this picture!© Marcos Mendizabal+ 18 Share Projects “COPY” Casa Ranco / elton+léniz arquitectos asociadosSave this projectSaveCasa Ranco / elton+léniz arquitectos asociados “COPY” CopyHouses•Lago Ranco, Chile Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/263895/ranco-house-eltonleniz-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Casa Ranco / elton+léniz arquitectos asociados Houses Year:  2010 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/263895/ranco-house-eltonleniz-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard CopyAbout this officeelton_lénizOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLago RancoWoodHousesChilePublished on August 20, 2012Cite: “Casa Ranco / elton+léniz arquitectos asociados” 20 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Ranco别墅 / elton+léniz arquitectos asociados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:  Marcos MendizabalText description provided by the architects. The house is located in a privileged area of ground in terms of views, orientation, etc.. so the shape of the house adapts to the existing, respecting the existence of a large rock cliff and a number of native trees. Both the shape of the house as its program does not serve the purpose of intervening the natural landscape. that is why the house is composed of two volumes connected by a bridge way around the rock and adapt to the position of the trees.Save this picture!© Marcos MendizabalThe language of the house responds to the use of typical materials of the south of Chile (shingles, wood) with its own language by treating the wood with carbonileo outward, giving the color black, and a natural interior. Moreover, it is used a more contemporary language with the concrete to create a high noble plane on which is mounted much of the program. The result is a mix between a typical southern barn and a contemporary house, taking care of the integration of interior and exterior, in which, like a tree house, the house takes a privileged position facing the landscape.Save this picture!© Marcos MendizabalProject gallerySee allShow lessSymbolic Object Dedicated to Russian Avant-Garde CompetitionArticlesVoivodeship Police Headquarters / mode:lina Architekci + Pracownia Architektoniczna …Articles Share Architects: elton_léniz Area Area of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

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Can Cantó Housing / Castell-Pons Arquitectes

first_imgArchitects: Castell-Pons Arquitectes Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeCastell-Pons ArquitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsIbizaSanta Eulalia del RíoHousingSpainPublished on May 02, 2013Cite: “Can Cantó Housing / Castell-Pons Arquitectes” 02 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Read commentsSave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 Projects Can Cantó Housing / Castell-Pons ArquitectesSave this projectSaveCan Cantó Housing / Castell-Pons Arquitectes CopyApartments•Ibiza, Spain 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/367038/can-canto-housing-castell-pons-arquitectes Clipboard Photographs photographs:  José HeviaPhotographs:  José HeviaCollaborators:Miguel García Quetglas, Xavier Carrasco, Federico José DelgadoTechnical Architect:Xavier MartinezPromotor:Iniciatives Municipals de Vila (IMVISA)Constructor:Ferrovial AgromanCost:633,83 €/m2Project Architects:Antoni Castell Salvà, A. Christian Pons PirisCity:IbizaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José HeviaThe project combines the preexistences and the urban development conditions, to interact with the users’ way of life.Save this picture!© José HeviaCity. Interaction architecture – surroundings.On the one hand, we try to give a response to the complex surroundings by raising a building with an own geometry. A volume with different heights that takes the most advantage of solar orientation and ventilation where the game between emptinesses, hollows and interior court gets the maximum use of the space. Save this picture!© José HeviaThe only central core leads to all the housings. The use of exterior covered gangplanks facilitates the crossed ventilation and the facades’ liberation, and also leads to the use of an exterior dynamic skin where the principal areas are located. Thanks to its spiral form the differents housings are allowed to have free exterior spaces such as terraces and gardens.Save this picture!© José HeviaWay of life. Interaction architecture – user.In the Mediterranean culture the transition between the public and the private spaces,  has always been understood as something sequential, where the intermediate spaces like the interior courts or the covered streets, the porches or the pergolas, have a very important role as spaces where people interact. Save this picture!© José HeviaWith this intention the building access is promoted from both streets generating a traffic between them and giving to theinterior court the aptitude to stir the social life into action between the neighbors.Save this picture!PlanEconomy and sustainability taking the most advantage of the passive systems, but also promoting the social values and comfort typical of our architecture.Project gallerySee allShow less’The Great Sky’: Great Fen Visitor Center Competition Entry / Nicholas Hare ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectMontfullà House / Hidalgo HartmannSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Ibiza, Balearic Islands, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  1755 m² Area:  1755 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments Spain “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/367038/can-canto-housing-castell-pons-arquitectes Clipboard Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 16 Share ArchDaily “COPY” 2012 Can Cantó Housing / Castell-Pons Arquitecteslast_img read more

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BBC refuses to air DEC Gaza crisis appeal

first_imgPhoto: Ashley Pollak on Flickr.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: DEC Giving/Philanthropy Law / policy Advertisement  68 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 24 January 2009 | News BBC refuses to air DEC Gaza crisis appeal The BBC has refused to broadcast the Disaster Emergency Committee’s crisis appeal for people in need of food, shelter and medicines following Israel’s military action in Gaza. It says that it “does not want to compromise its commitment to impartiality”.The DEC usually runs TV and radio appeals when it launches its crisis appeals. It represents leading UK aid agencies, all of them registered charities.ITV and Sky also confirmed that they would not be airing the appeal.Writing on the BBC’s editors’ blog, BBC Director-General Mark Thompson gave two reasons for not broadcasting the DEC’s appeal. First, the BBC was concerned “about whether aid raised by the appeal could actually be delivered on the ground”.Secondly, because “Gaza remains a major ongoing news story”, the BBC “could not broadcast a free-standing appeal, no matter how carefully constructed, without running the risk of reducing public confidence in the BBC’s impartiality in its wider coverage of the story”.Thompson said that there have been previous cases of when the BBC had turned down the DEC’s appeal “because of this risk of giving the public the impression that the BBC was taking sides in an ongoing conflict”.However, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander had asked all the broadcasters to review their decisions not to broadcast the appeals. Health minister and former BBC journalist Ben Bradshaw argued that the BBC‘s arguments were “completely feeble”.The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has also today repeated its call on the BBC to reconsider its decision.It also called on Sky, which it said was currently considering its position, to lend its support to the appeal.Dame Suzi Leather, Chair of the Charity Commission, said:“For the past 45 years the leading international charities operating under the unique alliance of the DEC have shown themselves well able to deliver aid in areas of crisis around the world in an effective and non-partisan way.“It is critical that the broadcasters, the banks, and other organisations do all they can to publicise and support this humanitarian appeal on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people in desperate and undeniable need in Gaza today. I call on the BBC to reconsider their decision.”A Facebook group entitled “The BBC has refused to run the Gaza appeal on TV – help change its mind” has recruited 1,407 members following the BBC’s decision.Broadcasters ITV, Channel 4, Al Jazeera, and Five have now agreed to transmit the appeal on Monday. Al Jazeera English has pledged to run public service announcements in UK prime time at no cost in support of the DEC’s appeal. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Korryn Gaines didn’t have to die!

first_imgKorryn Gaines, a 23-year-old African-American woman, was shot to death on Aug. 1 by police in Randallstown, Md., in the predominantly African-American Carriage Hill housing complex in a suburb outside Baltimore. She was holding her five-year-old son Kodi, who then had to have bullet fragments removed from his face and undergo surgery on his arm.Baltimore County Police, without obtaining a search warrant, broke into her home after a long standoff. The BCP were after Gaines to serve her a warrant for a misdemeanor charge relating to a traffic violation.It is illegal for a heavily armed SWAT team to break into a home and use deadly force to deliver a misdemeanor warrant. The NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Organization for Women and the National LGBTQ Task Force denounced the killing and called upon the Department of Justice to investigate her death and the police shooting of her son.Korryn Gaines was armed with a shotgun to protect herself from continued harassment by the police and her justified fear that the police would “shoot first and ask questions later” — which is exactly what happened.Despite the fact that Rhonda Dormus, Gaines’ mother and a registered nurse, was at the scene and could have de-escalated the situation, the BCP refused to let her communicate with her daughter. The police, who had been issued body cameras months earlier, claimed they were not used due to “lack of training.” However, eyewitnesses said the police massed outside her apartment were clearly wearing body cameras.Gaines had been livestreaming their illegal entry on both her Facebook and her Instagram account, but the BCP told Facebook to deactivate the media “until further investigation of the recordings.” Facebook did so, generating criticism and suspicion from the public about the social media’s complicity with the police request.According to an Aug. 3 article on The FreeThoughtProject.com, Gaines was able to transmit some of the recordings on Instagram in the final moments before her death, letting the public know that she was not holding her son hostage but protecting him.“Facebook has thus far refused to comment on their shutdown of Gaines’ social media accounts — but the fact that an individual can lose the ability to transmit an accurate record of what is transpiring in the world so easily during a rapidly escalating situation is dangerous for transparency and accountability. It inevitably leads to situations whereby the public is forced to rely on those that have killed someone to give a proper accounting of the events leading up to their death — an almost certain exercise in futility,” FTP concluded.The FBI and local law enforcement, in standoffs involving armed far-right and white supremacists, usually end those situations “peacefully.” But when Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minn., complied with police instructions and provided his license, while notifying them that he had a concealed weapons permit, this African American was immediately shot to death.Escalation of police killings of Black womenWesley Lowery wrote about the Gaines shooting in the Aug. 2 Washington Post, which is generally a conservative mouthpiece for the ruling class. The article included a quote from Kimberly Crenshaw, a leading Black academic and critic of police terror: “Although Black women are routinely killed, raped and beaten by the police, their experiences are rarely foregrounded in popular understandings of police brutality.” Crenshaw is director of Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies.The article continues: “Gaines is the ninth Black woman shot and killed by police so far in 2016, according to a Washington Post database tracking fatal police shootings — a number set to soon surpass 2015, when a total of 10 Black women were shot and killed by police.” (See also Kamakura Faure/Tanisha Green, Medium.com/@SonofBaldwin.)On Aug. 28, Workers World Party, Peoples Power Assembly, Black Lives Matter Movement, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Baltimore Bloc were out in full force in both downtown Baltimore and in Baltimore County to march, rally and denounce the murder of Korryn Gaines. People caravanned from downtown to the Baltimore County Police Station and demonstrated. Passing cars constantly honked their horns and gave clenched fists in support of the protest.The group then marched to the Carriage Hill apartments across the street from the Baltimore County Police, chanting “FOP, fascists on patrol,” “No justice, no peace” and “Baltimore County Police, stop your lies, Korryn Gaines didn’t have to die.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Hispanic Chamber upheaval prompts concern

first_img Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce logo The Odessa Development Corporation moved to cut off funding for the Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce following the abrupt removal of the organization’s new leaders who were about to propose reforms that would include ending public payments for the leader of a struggling effort to build business ties with Mexico.The ousted leaders of the Hispanic Chamber said District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales was one of the members who fired CEO Price Arredondo and pushed out top ranking board members before the ODC meeting on Thursday. Gonzales did not respond to a request for comment, but it raised immediate questions about the councilman inserting himself in a governing position on an organization that the City Council also funds.The ODC heard none of the details about the officials’ ouster during their Thursday meeting — when they were informed that just minutes earlier a new director, who is possibly collecting a publicly-funded salary, had been installed.“There are concerns of the ODC and we don’t know who to address them to,” ODC President Betsy Triplett-Hurt said. “. . . On behalf of the taxpayers, we are concerned about literally who is in charge and the monthly expenditures.”The five ODC members, who are appointed to their volunteer posts overseeing tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer money, voted unanimously to trigger the termination of the contract with the Hispanic Chamber. Interim City Attorney Gary Landers outlined that option, which will give the organization a chance to submit a new funding request and answer questions before the contract expires. Under the terms of the contract, the Hispanic Chamber will keep getting public funds for 60 days.But the salary for Raymond Chavez, who heads the so-called “Mexico Initiative” that involves regular trips to the country, will end sooner. Chavez was allotted $58,000 for six-months of work intended as a transition while the Hispanic Chamber found professional leadership for the effort that has struggled since Chavez founded it in 2014. His salary is set to expire at the end of the month.Chavez did not respond to a request for comment. He has presided for years over the Mexico Initiative effort as it faced repeated controversy related to a lack of transparency that included poor accounting, unwillingness to work with other city officials and a struggle to document any results on public money invested.But Chavez is also a close associate of Gonzales. And Gonzales’ support for his public position played a role in the councilman’s efforts to remove public officials who he believed stood in the way of it.These officials included ODC President Jimmy Breaux, who was ousted as ODC president in May 2017 by a City Council majority. And they included City Manager Richard Morton, who Gonzales accused of failing to support the Hispanic Chamber before a successful motion to fire him in September.Public funds budgeted for the Hispanic Chamber this year totaled more than $305,000, paid in monthly installments. Of that money about $167,000 was dedicated to the Mexico Initiative.On Tuesday, the new Hispanic Chamber CEO Ben Rubio, asked to delay discussion about doing away with Chavez’ publicly funded salary but said he understood ODC board members’ concerns. Rubio said he had been appointed 30 minutes earlier and would be in charge.“With all due respect I don’t want to get into any details right now as far as why I’m sitting here and why 30 minutes ago I’m the interim-interim,” Rubio told the board. “But those will be addressed, I promise you that.”ODC board members said the news of the leadership shakeup “disconcerting,” “confusing” and “unsettling.”“I personally am very concerned about any more funding going to this effort given the circumstances,” Triplett-Hurt said.Rubio, a former chair of the Hispanic Chamber and mentee of Chavez, was one of the officials who fired Arredondo during a regular meeting of the organization before the OHCC meeting on Thursday, according to Arredondo and two other officials involved in the meeting. They said the others were allies and family members of Chavez — his wife, granddaughter and former ODC board member Mario Contreras.Several had not been active in the organization for months and only recently began paying their $300 annual dues again, said Sandra Ramirez, who chaired the Hispanic Chamber board and said she was excluded from the conversation.Arredondo, Ramirez and Chris Arredondo (Price Arredondo’s distant cousin who served as vice chair) said one of the controversial items were changes to the organization’s bylaws that would have prevented former board members such as Chavez’ family members from voting on the direction of the organization.Price Arredondo said he proposed those changes on the advice of a lawyer.But Price Arredondo also said Chavez’ job had proven controversial even within the organization.“The position was of concern,” Price Arredondo said. He said he met weeks ago with Chavez and Gonzales about the Mexico Initiative. “I met with him, and told him that we needed to go through a period of transition. He told me that he would not go through any transition until his contract was over.”Price Arredondo said Chavez refused to share information even with him in his role as the head of the Hispanic Chamber.“That’s one of the things that I have been trying to put my hands on — which are good prospects and which are not?” Price Arredondo said. “Basically I’ve not gotten any cooperation from Raymond.”Price Arredondo’s proposal would have asked the ODC to replace Chavez’s paid position coordinating the Mexico Initiative with a lower paid position focused on supporting Hispanic-businesses and working with another paid employee of the organization who already works in Chihuahua.“He could have applied if he wanted to,” Price Arredondo said, referring to Chavez. “But I felt that we needed somebody who had some economic development experience beyond just working in Chihuahua — someone who would work in the community who has research experience.”Price Arredondo had been hired at the end of 2017, after Ramirez, a new chair of the organization’s board offered him the job. Price Arredondo had served in other organizations supporting Hispanic businesses. He was based out of Tyler and commuted to Odessa a few times a month.Ramirez and Chris Arredondo said they joined the Hispanic chamber board and looked forward to reforming the organization with Price, an effort that would include greater transparency and advocacy for Odessa businesses.“We wanted to create this culture where it’s transparent, and we wanted to be those strong leaders, where the community felt we were their advocates and they could come to us,” Ramirez said.Chris Arredondo said he was disappointed that the Hispanic Chamber could lose its public funding, but like Ramirez, he said no longer felt comfortable volunteering with the organization.“I don’t know when they came into bombard our meeting if that’s what they wanted,” he said. “But just the outcome is sad for us.” WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Hispanic Chamber upheaval prompts concern By admin – March 9, 2018 Twitter Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Previous articleFive things you need to know today, March 9Next articleDAILY OIL PRICE: March 9 adminlast_img read more

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National Geographic Documentary Films Partners With Acclaimed Director Dawn Porter in Search of Justice…

first_img Facebook Previous articleAdventist Health Announces the Acquisition of Vallejo Behavioral Health Services by Acadia HealthcareNext articleTrump’s historic 2nd trial opens, first of former president Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp National Geographic Documentary Films Partners With Acclaimed Director Dawn Porter in Search of Justice and Peace 100 Years After Tulsa Massacre in New Feature Documentary RED SUMMER (Working Title) Pinterest Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 center_img Facebook DeNeen Brown stands next to the Black Wall Street Memorial in Tulsa, OK. Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness TAGS  last_img read more

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Deputy Doherty urges Government to abandon property tax plans

first_img Facebook Deputy Doherty urges Government to abandon property tax plans RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook By News Highland – August 27, 2012 Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Previous articleStrabane man faces jail after posting racist tweets on Liverpool FC websiteNext articleBishop Boyce announces clerical changes in Raphoe Diocese News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Sinn Féin is urging the Government to abandon plans for a property tax next year and introduce a wealth tax instead.The party says people should only pay tax on assets totalling more than one-million-euro.At the weekend, it emerged the coalition’s told the Troika it will introduce a ‘value based’ charge for next year – but it’s unclear if that’s on the site or the property.Donegal South-West Deputy Pearse Doherty says neither way is fair:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/pd.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Visum submits revised plans for State Street project

first_img ITHACA, N.Y.—Some projects have smoother reviews than others. For example, most Collegetown housing proposals and South Meadow Street retail plans tend to be painless, casual affairs. On the other end of the spectrum, some projects are so controversial they prompt changes in zoning. Such was the case with the Visum Development Group proposal at 510 West State/Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Street.First introduced in January 2019, the Ithaca firm’s proposal for 510 West State/MLK Jr. Street generated significant controversy. 510 West State was the first proposal since the State Street Corridor’s zoning was revised in 2013 that would have built to the potential height maximum of six floors. The sketch plans, which had windowless walls readily visible from State Street, did not elicit a positive reaction from city planners, and that led to a proposal from the planning department to restrict the zoning, effectively downzoning the property. That fall, the Common Council passed amendments to the 300, 400 and 500 Blocks of West State/MLK Jr. Street, which dropped the maximum buildable floors from six floors (62 feet) to five floors (52 feet), and added a minimum height of 12 feet for the ground floor and 10 feet for each floor above.Needless to say, for Visum it was something of a setback. The 74,700 square-foot building, which included ground-floor retail and 76 units of low to moderate income housing in the 50-80% area median income range, had  already started the process for Site Plan Review and approval. With the change in code, the options were to take a chance on a Planned Unit Development, where they’d once again be at the Common Council’s mercy, or revise their building design to fit the new zoning constraints. Visum CEO Todd Fox had been vocal about which ideas Common Council was considering back in 2019 that would have torpedoed the site plans completely, vs. merely forcing a major redesign. The effort, along with feedback from business owners along the street, was effective; the Common Council did decide to remove a proposal for maximum footprint and mandatory stepback, leaving the door open for Fox to try again with a building of similar footprint if not quite so tall.A year and a half later, and it appears Fox and his firm are ready to make another attempt on the site. A revised Site Plan Review (SPR) application was filed with the city of Ithaca this week, formally kicking off the project review process, and putting it on track for a trip to the Planning Board later this month.As before, all of the apartment units would be low-to-moderate income apartments targeted at those making 50-80% of area median income. However, with the loss of a sixth floor, the plans have noticeably slimmed down. The latest proposal clocks in at just under 61,000 square feet (an 18% reduction). The building would house 58 apartments with 95 bedrooms in a combination of one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, a community room, and a 942 square-foot retail space facing West State Street.The footprint of the building is largely the same, aside from being a little more recessed from North Corn Street. A one-story commercial building on West State, a two-story house on West Seneca Street, and gravel parking lot on North Corn would be removed to make way for the project. No on-site parking is provided (there is an unloading space for deliveries), but the project would host external bike racks and internal bike storage space. Facade-wise, the changes are quite extensive. Previously, the project made extensive use of brick veneer with lighter fiber cement panels on the top floor (to be less eye-catching and obtrusive). The latest proposal by Ithaca architecture firm STREAM Collaborative uses a smaller amount of dark brick, light grey fiber cement panels and pale blue siding, not explicitly labeled but either fiber cement or corrugated aluminum metal panels per the project team’s description. Project documents seem to suggest the the building would be known as “510 MLK”.The project largely complies with the new zoning, with one variance sought for the West Seneca Street apartment lobby and entrance, seeking a 10-foot rear yard setback instead of the required 16.32 feet (it’s percentage based on site width). The reasoning is that they wish to treat West Seneca as a second front entrance for residents, rather than as a rear yard for the project site, which extends through the width of the block.The filing for indicates the project will exceed the standards to be set by the Ithaca Green Building Policy code, with electric heat pump, LED lighting, Energy Star appliances and insulated heat pump hot-water tanks. Solar panels were considered for the roof, but have not been pursued due to cost constraints.Cost estimates for construction have been stated in the SPR application as $7 million, though a revised timeline for construction has not been given. If approved, the construction period is expected to be about sixteen months, contingent on state and local affordable housing grant funds.One of the points of contention has long been that Common Council prefers redevelopment along West State Street because it’s centrally located close to jobs and services, and offers a number of underutilized properties and larger parking lots suitable for redevelopment into urban mixed-use projects. On the other hand, it also offers an eclectic mix of businesses in some of those underutilized properties, and council members expressed concerns about potentially ruining their “feel” and “vibe”. In turn, some of the business owners spoke out during the 2019 rezoning to say some of Council’s ideas (namely, the maximum footprint for a building) threatened their businesses.The project team deploys some unusually strong language in addressing comments from the advisory Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission that the project does not fit the “distinct character” of neighboring structures. “This language glosses over the reality that this neighborhood has no consistent character, primarily because it has been eviscerated by one-story commercial buildings and parking lots. How does a new building ‘fit in’ to a context that is not only a jumble of different building types and styles, butalso is dominated by car-oriented blight?”“The reality, which cannot be credibly glossed over by planning language, is that this is an area in need ofredevelopment. There are some remaining two- to three-story buildings that are worthy ofpreservation, but these are few and far between. […] The proposed building is indeed NOT compatible with its one-story asphalt-paved surroundings. It is however compatible with some key positive characteristics of the area. These include narrow façade widths, defined street edges, and an active engagement with the street. Theproposed building is fully in character with the intent of the Comprehensive Plan, and helps realize thevision of West State Street becoming a mixed-use district offering abundant housing within walkingdistance of workplaces and amenities.”It should be noted that since the plans were first presented two years ago, that another project has been approved under the revised West State Street zoning. Arnot Realty’s “West End Ironworks” mixed-use project was approved one block to the east at 430-444 West State/MLK Jr. Street last November. That 113,300 square-foot project, with 129 units of market rate housing and 4,800 square-feet of retail space, experienced relatively little pushback during the review process.Project review would be expected to take at least a few months, mostly to give time for the Planning Board to conduct the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR). Even if it all goes smoothly, approval would not be likely until this summer at the earliest. Brian Crandall center_img Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: Tagged: 510 west state street, affordable housing, mixed-use, state street corridor, STREAM Collaborative, visum development group, zoning Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall last_img read more

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