Henderson confirms Gartmore takeover talks

first_img Tags: NULL Monday 20 December 2010 2:34 am Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp ANGLO-AUSTRALIAN fund management house Henderson Group has confirmed it is negotiating the potential takeover of struggling rival funds firm Gartmore.Gartmore said on Friday it had entered into talks with Henderson on the basis of a proposal priced at “a slight discount” to Gartmore’s closing share price of 98.75p on December 16, valuing the company at £360m. “Henderson’s proposal is conditional. No terms have been agreed and there can be no certainty that a transaction would proceed on the basis set out in Gartmore’s announcement,” the fund manager said.Gartmore announced last month it had appointed bankers to seek a merger or sale after star fund manager Roger Guy announced he was retiring from the company, shortly after the departure of close colleague Guillaume Rambourg.Henderson is no stranger to the acquisition trail, having bought rival New Star Asset Management last year, though talks to buy US boutique RidgeWorth from SunTrust faltered in July. Show Comments ▼ center_img Henderson confirms Gartmore takeover talks Share whatsapp alison.lock by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmlast_img read more

Howard Davies quits over Libya

first_img Share Howard Davies quits over Libya Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com whatsapp Thursday 3 March 2011 8:27 pm More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comcenter_img whatsapp FORMER Bank of England deputy governor Sir Howard Davies resigned as director of the London School of Economics yesterday over its links with the Gaddafi family.Davies, who was also the first chairman of the Financial Services Authority, stepped down amid growing pressure on the LSE for accepting a £1.5m funding pledge from a Gaddafi family charity.The university received £300,000 of the money. The LSE also said it had arranged a £2.2m deal with Libya’s National Economic Development Board to train diplomats. Davies, who was paid $50,000 (£30,700) for advising the Libyan Investment Authority in 2007, said he was aware the LSE’s reputation had “suffered”. “There were risks involved in taking funding from sources associated with Libya and they should have been weighed more heavily in the balance,” his resignation letter said. The university has launched an independent inquiry into its relationship with Libya and Gaddafi’s son Saif al Islam. Davies’ resignation came after the Treasury froze the assets of a further 20 of Gaddafi’s top officials yesterday including his two spy chiefs and the head of his personal security.The asset freeze now covers 26 Libyan regime members and an estimated £2bn of assets, government sources said. The names are published on the Treasury’s website. Tags: NULL KCS-content last_img read more

High bank pay reforms needed

first_img whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads BANKS need to do more to shift away from a culture of risk and the excessive pay structures that prevailed before the financial crisis, an industry report has said.Banks have made progress since 2008 as top management and boards have become more involved in setting risk policy, according to the survey of 62 firms released on Tuesday.But reforms were far from complete, with risk appetite across the firms broadly unchanged, said the report by Ernst & Young, conducted on behalf of the Institute of International Finance. KCS-content center_img Tuesday 12 April 2011 8:38 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ High bank pay reforms needed Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgHoneywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileHoneywell Flour Mills Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria and manufactures and markets wheat-based products which includes flour, semolina, wheat meal, brown flour, pasta and noodles. The company markets it products under the Honeywell brand name. Formerly known as Gateway Honeywell Flour Mills Limited, the company changed its name to Honeywell Flour Mills Plc in 1995. The company is a subsidiary of Siloam Global Services Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Honeywell Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

WWP Conference grapples with strategies to overturn dead-end capitalism

first_imgWorkers. Youth. Detroit. Boston. These are now in the forefront of the consciousness of many of the political activists who attended this year’s Workers World Party annual national conference. It was a life-changing experience. Not just the words, but the electric atmosphere sparked early in the Nov. 16-17 weekend meeting here in New York. More than 300 attended from 20 states and dozens of cities.Conference marches to NYC Veolia office to support Boston school bus union.WW photo: Brenda RyanAs the party prepared to grapple with strategy for this period of dead-end capitalism, Boston school bus unionists arrived. In the midst of their own life-and-death struggle against the Veolia transnational monopoly, a busload of Boston school bus drivers, mainly of Haitian and Cape Verdean origin, walked into the meeting hall to the cheers and shouts of the hundreds of participants, many of them young people attending their first WWP conference.When Veolia’s management and Boston officials attacked some Steelworkers Local 8751 leaders and baited them as WWP members, it seems unlikely they had in mind strengthening solidarity between the union and the party. But that’s what happened. The drivers listened attentively to a Marxist analysis of the capitalist crisis.At the end, conference participants approved a resolution to battle Veolia wherever possible and help the union defend its leaders and win.Cuban diplomat Ariel Hernandez Hernandez speaks in first plenary.WW photo: Joseph PietteFrom Garrett’s introduction Saturday morning to the open-mike session on Sunday, participants could hear and feel the change in consciousness of the working class. Youths, themselves in low-paid and insecure jobs, described their own moment of realization that the U.S. “American dream” had turned into their nightmare of abuse, racism, sexual harassment and job loss — and led them to commit to a life of organized class struggle.Minutes after the bus drivers filled three rows of seats at the front of the hall, the delegation from Cuba’s U.N. Mission arrived. This sparked another round of cheers. WWP and its friends have felt close solidarity with socialist Cuba since the Cuban Revolution first confronted U.S. imperialism.As Ariel Hernandez Hernandez, first secretary of the mission, described Cuba’s measures to defend its socialist gains against the U.S. blockade, cheers and chants of “Free the Cuban Five” and “Cuba sí, bloqueo no” filled the room and set the mood for the conference.Tackling dead-end capitalismFirst Secretary Larry Holmes closes WWP conference.WW photo: Brenda RyanThe first session’s presentations had a double task: Not only explaining how and why a global civilization is decomposing, but also opening discussions about strategies to mobilize the working class to fight to overturn the system. Talks from this and other sessions will be excerpted in this and future issues of WW and published online.Secretariat member Fred Goldstein presented a Marxist analysis of the concentration of service workers, now a majority of the working class, in low-paid, non-union jobs in giant chain stores that place workers experiencing similar pay and conditions in close vicinity of each other and to organizers.First Secretary Larry Holmes, who examined the overall deteriorating economic conditions for workers in the U.S. and worldwide, urged participation in the movement of low-wage workers, specifically to support a Dec. 5 strike action already in motion. Holmes’ address will be published in the next issue.Abayomi Azikiwe explained how Detroit had become the prime example of the banks’ move to pillage the cities.There the ruling class is using ongoing bankruptcy proceedings to transfer more billions from the workers to the banks. The Moratorium NOW! Coalition is calling for a mass demonstration outside the federal court on Dec. 10 to demand rejection of a deal with Barclays Bank.WWP Secretariat member Teresa Gutierrez discussed the impact of the crisis on migrants in the U.S. since the splendid upsurge of 2006 and that year’s May Day general strike. With 2.5 million deportations since President Barack Obama took office, hundreds of thousands of arrests and continued militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border, a new leap in consciousness is taking place among migrant youths. Some have even voluntarily taken arrests in order to enter massive detention centers to organize migrant workers.WWP Secretariat member Monica Moorehead, who chaired the opening plenary, paid tribute to USW 8751, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union. A founder of the union and grievance committee chair, now fired, Stevan Kirschbaum both explained how Veolia had broken the contract and led the crowd in singing union songs. His and the other school bus drivers’ presentation of Veolia’s union-busting tactics and their fightback drew angry chants of “Veolia must go!” and pledges to defend the fired unionists and get their jobs back.A break-out session during lunch to discuss tactics to confront the transnational giant and win the struggle in Boston drew more than 100 participants. The session, which included remarks by Local 8751 Vice President Steve Gillis, produced the conference resolution to stand with Local 8751.FIST and the ‘Trayvon generation’The youth organization, Fight Imperialism — Stand Together, or FIST, was put on the map. New York’s Caleb Maupin reviewed the anti-imperialist struggle history of WWP and Youth Against War & Fascism in an earlier generation of youth activists. Detroit’s Tachae Davis and North Carolina’s Eva Panjwani brought that spirit of struggle to 2013. Colleen Davidson from Baltimore chaired, and Q Wideman of NC Heat performed her own poem.That this second plenary title spoke of the “Trayvon generation” showed the youth’s focus on the fight against racist killings by cops and others, “stop-and-frisk” and the “school-to-prison pipeline.” FIST’s program also defends women’s and lesbian-gay-bi-trans-queer rights and the struggle of migrant workers — where young people are now taking the lead. These struggles will be integrated with the fight for jobs at a living wage.Putting these words quickly into action that Nov. 16 evening, FIST led a march and demonstration to a nearby Veolia headquarters, a Bank of America office and a McDonald’s restaurant to protest union busting, the robber banks, police brutality and low wages.A third plenary took up establishing popular organizations independent of capitalist political parties that combined community and labor struggles. Under discussion were the People’s Power Assemblies and Workers’ Assemblies.Summer Smith from Salt Lake City chaired. Speakers included New York’s Larry Hales and Baltimore’s Sharon Black — where the assembly movement has already participated in and led local and regional resistance. Los Angeles’ John Parker commented on defending Syria against U.S.-NATO intervention.Peter Gilbert from North Carolina described the assault by the rightist Tea Party, which has monopolized the state government and launched attacks on workers and nationally oppressed people in the “right-to-work” (for less), anti-union state.WWP on anti-imperialism, socialist unityThe final plenary in this intense day took up WWP’s anti-imperialist initiatives and socialist unity. WWP’s firmness on anti-imperialism set the program for the anti-war movement. Mundo Obrero editor Berta Joubert-Ceci spoke on Latin America, and International Action Center co-coordinator and WWP Secretariat member Sara Flounders spoke on Lenin’s position on fighting imperialist war.Guest speaker Joe Lombardo, of the United National Antiwar Coalition, also described UNAC’s goal of targeting U.S. imperialism as the central unifying theme for its protests here. Guest speaker Kazem Azin, of Solidarity Iran, thanked WWP for its consistent anti-imperialist role in the anti-war movement.WW managing editor Kris Hamel discussed how to point the way toward socialism by raising transitional demands that the capitalists are sure to reject, such as “Take it from the banks, not city workers” in her city of Detroit.Guest speaker Joe Iosbaker, of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, targeted three years ago by a repressive federal grand jury, raised the need for continued solidarity, at this time with Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian woman arrested Oct. 22 in Chicago for having been jailed by Israeli occupiers 45 years ago.WWP managing editor LeiLani Dowell, who chaired, discussed developments in Honduras and WWP’s solidarity with the resistance movement there that formed after the 2009 coup. Its candidate in the coming presidential election is leading in the polls. The next day guests Lucy Pagoada and Celina Montes from that movement addressed the conference.Also on Sunday, BAYAN USA Secretary-General Bernadette Ellorin discussed the natural disaster exacerbated by government neglect in parts of the Philippines and U.S. imperialism’s use of the climate disaster to re-occupy parts of the country. Abayomi Azikiwe discussed developments in Africa, including increased U.S. military intervention. Activist Betty Davis spoke on the ongoing struggle to win compassionate release for imprisoned, terminally ill, people’s lawyer Lynne Stewart.Open mike and closing sessionOn Nov. 17, an open mike allowed both seasoned communists and new activists an opportunity to respond to the points raised at the conference or relate their experiences in the class struggle. Tova Fry from the Bay Area and Imani Henry from New York chaired.The closing session, chaired by Dianne Mathiowetz from Atlanta, included an analysis by WW editor Deirdre Griswold of the circumstances surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John Kennedy. She explained that a coverup of the role of the far right continues to this day and reviewed WWP’s work in helping organize an independent investigation at that time.Also, Joyce Chediac reported on the first conference meeting of WWP’s caucus of people with disabilities, how disability is a social construction and how to fight for rights for people with disabilities.Larry Holmes appealed for people to join the party as new political leaders are sorely needed for the struggles sure to arise in the near future.Participants at the conference approved both a resolution of international solidarity and one of solidarity with USW Local 8751.The conference opened with rousing singing by Pam Parker, accompanied on guitar by Richard Miller, and closed with the entire conference singing “The Internationale” in English and Spanish, along with a chant demanding freedom for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.The conference was live-streamed on the Internet.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Student Wins 2017 National Ag Day Photo Contest

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Student Wins 2017 National Ag Day Photo Contest SHARE Indiana Student Wins 2017 National Ag Day Photo Contest Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 13, 2017 The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and Meredith Agrimedia encouraged college students to celebrate modern agriculture through the 1st annual National Ag Day Photo Contest. A winning photograph has been chosen as the Official National Ag Day Poster for 2017.Congratulations to Tana Elliott, Ivy Tech Community College, Etna Green, Indiana, who was selected as the winner of the contest. Elliott was selected among many young photographers in the competition. The contest themewas “Agriculture: Food for Life.”In addition, her photo and a profile of Elliott will be prominently featured in Successful Farming magazine and Ag Day correspondence. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Meredith Agrimedia. Media releases will also be sent to all Ag Day sponsors and supporters. The original photograph will be on display in a public location.National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America and will take place March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:~ Understand how food and fiber products are produced.~ Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.~ Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.~ Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleTax Announcement LoomingNext articleTPP Addressed Possible NAFTA Changes Gary Truittlast_img read more

Patterson, defense prepared for SMU’s offensive potential

first_imgI am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! printPatterson said his team will need to improve ahead of Friday’s game against SMU. TCU vs Southern. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.TCU football will head to Dallas Friday to match up against an SMU squad coming off a loss to North Texas, 46-23. However, the Horned Frogs aren’t paying any attention to the score.In preparation for Friday’s contest, Head Coach Gary Patterson and his team have dissected SMU’s defeat and are paying specific attention to a certain chunk of the action.“You need to give North Texas a lot of credit,” Patterson said. “They threw the ball well and were physical on defense. Once SMU shook off the cobwebs, they got going in the second half. We’re preparing for the team who played the last eight minutes.”The Mustangs accounted for all 23 of their points in the final 8:11 of the ball game, including two touchdown passes of at least 59 yards in the final 1:41. Of the 256 total yards SMU recorded, 252 came through the air.“You have to look at North Texas, they’re a great team,” TCU defensive end Ty Summers said. “They had a lot of returners coming back, so it’s a very formidable opponent SMU had to face. That’s what we’re really focused on because we know when we play them that they’ll give us a hell of a game.”Running back Braeden West led the Mustangs Saturday with two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, and receiver James Proche caught a 59-yard touchdown pass.Quarterback Ben Hicks etched his name in the SMU history books as he tied the Mustang’s touchdown-responsible-for mark with his two touchdowns Saturday, bringing his career total to 57.Ty Summers transitioned into his role as right defensive end Saturday against Southern. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Patterson boasts a near-perfect record when facing SMU, holding a 14-2 mark during his tenure in Fort Worth. Friday’s game will be his second time facing former offensive analyst and current SMU head coach, Sonny Dykes.“It makes it more fun and interesting because there’s more history,” Summers said. “You have to scheme a different way because you know he’s been around here and he knows what we’re about.”The Horned Frogs defeated the Mustangs 56-36 last season in Fort Worth.“I like this game because of the travel part,” Patterson said. “It’s like a home game one way or the other because you only have to go 30 minutes.”Besides Dykes, there is even more of a connection between the two schools. TCU outside receivers coach Rusty Burns was SMU’s offensive coordinator and quarterback’s coach from 2004-07, and TCU defensive end Michael Epley played at SMU during his freshman and sophomore seasons.Financially, SMU does not draw in the same type of ticket sales as Ohio State, but Patterson sees no reason to schedule multiple high-quality preseason opponents and would love to keep the SMU rivalry alive.There’s a method to Patterson’s scheduling ideology.“Everyone wants all of these big games,” Patterson said, “but the bottom line is you need to get your team ready. You just need to win ball games and get your team ready and go play your conference schedule and get ready to go. I want to play Ohio State, but I’m not going to play three Ohio States.”SEC All-Freshman Linebacker, No.11 LSU’s K’Lavon Chaisson, suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday night’s opener versus No. 8 Miami, one of the most anticipated games of the first weekend.“All I’m reading in the newspaper today is all of those players who played in the big games are out for the season,” Patterson said. Patterson sees no reason to schedule tough in the preseason because his team already plays in the Big 12, a deep conference that currently holds three ranked teams.The Horned Frogs will spend their short week improving on little things, including a defensive line with some younger players whose performance Patterson categorized as “average.”Patterson said the team still has work to do on the defensive line, despite only allowing seven points Saturday. TCU vs Southern. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.With a rivalry game ahead of them, Patterson is not worried about his team, although this game is “personal.”“It seems a lot more personal because you’re fighting for DFW,” Summers said. “Whoever wins this game has bragging rights, so that makes this game a little more interesting.”Kick-off from Dallas for the Battle for the Iron Skillet is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. 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City considers partnership on courthouse

first_img Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments A photo of the south west side of the Ector County Courthouse on Wednesday from the intersection of 3rd Street and Grant Avenue. Pinterest Facebook Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation City officials want to explore partnering with the county to build a new courthouse that also includes space for city offices, as County Judge Ron Eckert seeks to tap municipal funds to help replace the blighted building.Eckert asked the Odessa City Council this week to consider agreeing to a deal that would see them clear land including the Odessa American building at 222. E. Fourth St. so the county could build the new courthouse at the site.The judge, who is the county’s top administrator, also asked the city officials to consider demolishing the existing courthouse once the new facility is built. In return, the city would get the site of the old courthouse, where plans have called for developing a park. Eckert also asked for help building parking.Eckert said the city’s participation could shave about $15 million off the original $95 million cost of building the new courthouse. Ector County voters nearly five years ago overwhelmingly rejected a bond proposal for that amount, and Eckert said the county officials had not determined a strategy for shoring up funds for the new facility.“I’m not running for anything, and if I present this to the voters there are different options where the voters always have a choice,” Eckert said.But if the county does not go through a bond election, that choice could be mounting a petition drive to overturn a county decision to take on debt.It was unclear how much of the judge’s $15 million estimate reflected money that would be gained through efficiencies such as land costs and how much would be money the city is asked to spend.Since buying the OA facility and nearby parking lot for about $1.6 million in 2016, city officials have discussed demolishing the property and either using it to draw private development or trading it to the county in exchange for the site of the existing courthouse. The city also owns many of the surrounding properties.City Council members on Tuesday said they were open to a partnership and agreed to meet with the Ector County Commissioners Court as soon as this month for a planning session. The city leaders said the new courthouse would also aid the city’s efforts to redevelop downtown.“If we can make this work and we can budget to where we can do that, I don’t see any flaws in it,” District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales said.District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner said he wanted voters to sign off on any courthouse project but that a joint facility built by the city and county would be a good use of taxpayer money that the public could support.“It would frankly tick me off if I knew that that got shoved down my throat as a voter and I didn’t have a choice,” Gardner said. “Now do I think we need to do something? I do.”District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant said a joint facility could lend to more favorable maintenance and debt servicing costs and other possible advantages. He urged city and county officials to estimate savings that could result once a facility is paid for.“A municipal building for both the city and the courthouse is much needed,” Bryant said, describing City Hall as aging and increasingly in need of repair. “We cannot overlook what we need. We are going to have to do something.”Last year, the Odessa City Council approved spending more than $500,000 on City Hall renovations and maintenance, including remodeled City Council chambers, structural fixes and a more than $100,000 emergency roof replacement prompted by leaks.“This is an excellent idea, and it shows progression in the city,” District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton told Eckert on Tuesday about a possible shared facility. “Downtown needs a huge facelift, and as you said earlier, people think of the courthouse when they think of downtown.”District 3 Barbara Graff said city officials should also help convince the public to support building a new courthouse. County officials would be limited in their ability to campaign for a bond election if they seek one.“We need to publicly stand up and let the world know what’s going on, because you all I don’t think can really do that to the extent that someone outside could,” Graff said. “That’s a huge problem.” Pinterest Facebook By admin – March 2, 2018 Previous articleOC concludes Black History Month with panel discussionNext articleFive things you need to know today, March 2 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Texas Fried ChickenSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Landgraf prepares for state budget debate WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsGovernment City considers partnership on courthouse Home Local News Government City considers partnership on courthouselast_img read more

Universal Electronics Inc. Introduces QuickSet® Widget for the Connected Home

first_img Pinterest Universal Electronics Inc. Introduces QuickSet® Widget for the Connected Home Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Universal Electronics Inc.’s (UEI) QuickSet® Widget combines UEI’s unique capabilities in high-volume hardware and software to enable interoperability by making it easy for OEMs to upgrade their products to be connected, managed and secured; and deliver ongoing support and services in a cost-effective and scalable manner. TAGS  center_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Previous articleRebuilt Suns on a roll, climbing in Western ConferenceNext articleThe AZEK Company Announces Innovative New Building Products from TimberTech® Including The Landmark Collection™ Digital AIM Web Support Twitterlast_img read more

Don’t get caught in the Web trap

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Don’t get caught in the Web trapOn 14 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The Web can bring flexibility to the office, opening up new possibilities.But beware of its dangerous sideThe power of the Internet can no longer be ignored in the workplace – it hasrevolutionised the way companies do business and consequently the way employeesdo their job.The Web gives employers more choice, for example the possibility of Internetrecruitment, employee cybertraining and the opportunity to establish a moreflexible workforce. But it also lacks controls, and employers are having to address issues ofInternet misuse/abuse, employee cybersabotage and the security of companyconfidential information. HR professionals in particular need to be alert to the benefits and pitfallsof an on-line workplace. Do you use the Internet as a recruitment tool? TheInternet has proved an effective tool in attracting quality candidates from awider geographical pool. It also allows the employer to vet applications moreefficiently and even conduct virtual interviews. In addition, Internet recruitment can reduce the possibility of employerbias and discrimination as a company is less likely to make judgements based onan employee’s race or disability.What about cybertraining? As employees become less office based and begin towork remotely from different locations, some companies have introduced classesover the Internet to provide training and education to their staff. This can beless time-consuming and disruptive to the workplace than more traditionaltraining methods. It may also be cheaper than paying employees’ accommodationand travel expenses. Training over the Internet has the advantage that HR can easily monitor whohas attended the course and training programmes can easily be updated andrerun.But for every silver lining there must also be a cloud. HR departments needto be aware of the risks that result from employees having access to a globalnetwork. Monitoring and controls should be put in place to prevent employeeabuse and limit the company’s exposure to liability. In the US, it has become apparent that disaffected employees are using theNet to spread damaging rumours about their ex-employers. This results in costlybad publicity to the company, and so to protect themselves, some companies arenow establishing “cyberpatrols” to police what is said about themover the Web.In the UK, there have already been instances of employees claiming to sufferInternet addiction and attempting to sue their employers. In short, employers need to be thinking about, and planning how to make theWeb work for them.These and other issues will be the focus for discussion among HRprofessionals at Eversheds Employers’ Convention which is being held on 12-13April at Oulton Hall in Leeds. By Martin Hopkins senior partner at Eversheds• For more information contact Laura Morris on 0121-232 1000 or visit theEversheds web site at www.employersconvention.comlast_img read more