Surge in German manufacturing

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BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_img KCS-content SCORSociete Generale has upgraded its outlook on the global reinsurance company from neutral to “buy” following its acquisition of Aegon’s Transamerica reinsurance unit. Though the broker sees a short-term negative impact, with 2011 estimates revised down by seven per cent and earnings per share revenues for 2012-13 down by 13-14 per cent. But it raises SCOR’s target price by €1.5 to €23.SPEEDY HIREEvolution Securities maintains its “buy” rating on the tool hire group, saying that the disposal of its accommodation hire business to Elliott Group leaves Speedy free to focus on sectors with strong recovery prospects. The loss-making unit was sold for £34.9m, and without its assumed losses the broker’s pre-tax profits forecast moves up to £12m. The target price of 36p remains unchanged.WILLIAM HILLUBS maintains its anti-consensual “buy” rating on the bookmaker, believing structural concerns in over-the-counter wagering are over-played, and that the bookies’ online business is continuing to outperform its peers. The broker says the company’s first-quarter update was stronger than expected, and sees consensus estimates as conservative for 2011. It has increased its target price to 255p from 205p. BEST OF THE BROKERS Share whatsapp whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars Serendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 27 April 2011 7:27 pmlast_img read more

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Plentiful Treasures by RTG Asia

first_imgCasino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 30th October 2018 | By Aaron Noy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter There’s ONE slot machine that everyone in Macau plays. Now we have it online. Topics: Casino & games Slotscenter_img Plentiful Treasures by RTG Asia There’s ONE slot machine that everyone in Macau plays. Now we have it online.There’s 15,622 slot machines in Macau. Yet the queues form for only one, the classic like RTG Asia’s latest release: Plentiful Treasure. Players are creatures of habit, coming back time and again to their old favourites, and we expect this to be the players favourite on release. Perhaps it’s the FOUR separate jackpots. Or the 50,000 to 1 maximum pay off per way—and 243 ways to pay. Or the familiar antique, three-legged “ding,” getting three or more of which will get you free spins. While Bao is your wild, if you get an also wild Pearl, you multiply your winnings by five. Hit the Gold Coin Feature, where you choose your coins, and win one of Fu, Lu, Shou or Cai’s jackpots.Whatever the features they prefer, your players can now find the excitement and pleasure of their already favourite game now on their mobile, tablet or PC, in RTG’s new Plentiful Treasure. Companies: RTG Asia Email Addresslast_img read more

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Rugby sevens spotlight on: Seabelo Senatla

first_imgBlitzbokke flyer Seabelo Senatla is the most lethal finisher in sevens rugby, scoring an incredible 157 tries in 144 matches on the HSBC Sevens World Series. Springboss: If Allister Coetzee asks Senatla to play in The Rugby Championship, he will Having been at the Commonwealth games, I have an inkling of what it’ll be like to walk out at the stadium in Rio. The Commonwealth Games in 2014 (in Glasgow) was one of my best experiences ever, so thinking about being an Olympian is crazy. It gives me goosebumps. It’s huge. As an athlete, it can’t get better than being at an Olympics.I’m comfortable with my decision to put my 15s ambitions on hold for the moment. It’s been the right decision. Playing 15s for the Springboks has been my dream since I took up rugby seriously and it still is, but when I heard that sevens was going to be part of the Olympics my vision changed. I’m a contracted sevens Bok until the end of the year and my plan after the Olympics is to return to 15s and focus on that. but if Bok coach Allister Coetzee calls me up for the Rugby Championship after Rio, of course I’d love to play. It might be too soon but I would jump at it. Carlin Isles and Perry Baker are quick. Carlin would probably win a race between us, but Perry and I would be neck and neck. I’m not really bothered that I’m not the fastest man on the circuit, though, because sevens is not only about speed; it’s about positioning and how you read the game and so many other aspects. Having speed is an advantage but sevens rugby is not all about that. you have to have so many other skills to be the complete rugby player.It would be great to watch a football match in Brazil. Or go to the famous beaches and see some of the history of the country. Obviously that will have to wait until after the sevens in Rio is finished.I’m not even thinking about the Zika virus. My mother is stressing about it too much, but I keep reassuring her that we are receiving medical information from our doctors. And I’m just focused on the rugby. I’ve always wanted to go to the Olympics. As a young athlete at school, I dreamt of running at the Olympics and now I have the chance as a rugby player, which is amazing. There have been sacrifices along the way but going to the Olympics makes it worth it. Blitzbokke: Seabelo Senatla clocked a 10.6 second 100m as a 17-year-oldcenter_img I have total belief in myself. Once I put my mind to something and get my head around the challenge I usually achieve it. If I had pursued sprinting as a career, I believe I’d have been somewhere in that discipline today. I’m addicted to getting better – progress is my addiction. I would have cut it if I had chosen that path.I ran against Wayde van Niekerk at U17 level. It was in the Free State Championships and in the 200m I came second to him (the current world 400m champion and the only man in history to break 10 seconds in the 100m, 20 seconds in the 200m and 44 seconds in the 400m).My first memory of the Olympics was watching Marion Jones win the 100m and 200m in Sydney in 2000. I was really young but something about Marion shocked me, in a good way, and I became addicted to running and trying to be like her. After her races I went outside and ran around the garden imitating her. I now watch the Olympics religiously and I also follow the Diamond League closely because athletics is still very close to my heart.“Once I put my mind to something I usually achieve it. Progress is my addiction” But it’s not just sheer pace that has taken him to the top of the sevens game – he has a maniac work ethic and drive to make it to Rio. If it wasn’t for rugby, he might well be at the Olympics as a specialist sprinter – he clocked 10.6 seconds in the 100m aged 17 without any specialist training. But life has led him down a different path to being a rugby star and he couldn’t be happier…It’s crazy – I’ve scored well over 100 tries in two seasons. I suppose it looks like try-scoring comes easy to me but a lot of it has to do with the way the team’s structures get me into space. I play with so many talented players and their amazing playmaking skills always put me into good positions. I also put in the hard work – doing speed and sprint drills and other skills. It has been paying off, and that in turn encourages me to work that little bit harder and put in some extra effort.I’m lucky because I was born with speed, but I still have to do speed work in training all the time. I live by the philosophy that ‘a skill that isn’t practised is a skill you lose’. Speed is no different and if you don’t work on it, you will lose it. Working hard on something like speed is not only to maintain it and improve it but also to keep your own confidence high. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS For the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here and find out how to download the digital edition here.last_img read more

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House 961 / Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño

first_imgCopyAbout this officeApaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y DiseñoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTuxtla GutiérrezOn FacebookMexicoPublished on January 23, 2020Cite: “House 961 / Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño” [Casa 961 / Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño] 23 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 Project gallerySee allShow less”Homes Deserve Care”: Bunch Design Explores the Future of Housing through ADUsInterviewsFMZD Imagines Sangan Hotel, a Tent-Like Developement in the North-East of IranArchitecture News Share Houses Mexico “COPY” Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House 961 / Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y DiseñoSave this projectSaveHouse 961 / Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cemex, Helvex, Monterrey, TrimblePhotographic Production:Willy LaraCity:Tuxtla GutiérrezCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Carlos Berdejo MandujanoRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Text description provided by the architects. Provided with a basic habitable program with the liberty and advantages of a chromatic monotony, making up both an atmosphere and a language that commonly applies to large scales. For this project, the strategy focuses on the spatiality and prominence of a small central garden, appreciated from any area of the house. Save this picture!© Carlos Berdejo MandujanoSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Carlos Berdejo MandujanoBetween 7 meters of facade, an axis is drawn that distributes areas and channels visual projections, always emphasized by a wooden guide. Natural light, always from the zenith, enters through the front, centre and back of the house without waterproof elements, which allow appreciating the rainy days, so constant in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.Save this picture!© Carlos Berdejo MandujanoSave this picture!© Carlos Berdejo MandujanoThe zenith, figuratively inclined, can be a disadvantage if not studied correctly. To avoid this incidence, advantages were taken of the bridge – an axis that acts as a canopy receiving and reflecting the natural light towards the double height of the room, without perceiving the direct heat impact.Save this picture!© Carlos Berdejo Mandujano “COPY” CopyHouses•Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico Save this picture!© Carlos Berdejo Mandujano+ 22Curated by Clara Ott Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932117/house-961-apaloosa-estudio-de-arquitectura-y-diseno Clipboard Year:  Projects ArchDaily Arquitectos: Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño Area Area of this architecture project Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House 961 / Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932117/house-961-apaloosa-estudio-de-arquitectura-y-diseno Clipboard 2019last_img read more

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GrantsNet offers its grants search box to other Web sites

first_imgOnline grants information service GrantsNet is encouraging other Web sites to give direct access to its grants search tool to their users by adding a free search box.Organisations can request a search box from GrantsNet that they can embed into their own Web sites. GrantsNet is offering the free service to to organisations that provide information to UK businesses and charities, such as educational organisations, development agencies and local authorities.Agencies and councils can include their own grant schemes in GrantsNet’s databases, by using GrantsNet’s Submit function. GrantsNet hope that, by allowing users to locate grants available from the participating Web site, more providers will sign up for the service.Of course, this free search box is affiliate marketing, or in other words an attempt to secure free advertising and links from a Web site in return for offering a service. Other charity sector sites have done this in the past, such as charitybuyer.com. Such syndication of material is a clever method of ensuring a wider audience for an organisation’s Web-based material. Very few charities it seems have caught on to this opportunity yet, whether it be through search boxes or RSS/XML feeds. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 January 2004 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Individual giving  45 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Advertisement 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. GrantsNet offers its grants search box to other Web sites Search GrantsNet.co.uklast_img read more

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Blood cancer charity in £150k partnership with Frankie & Benny’s

first_imgPhoto: ell-r-brown on Flickr.com Blood cancer charity in £150k partnership with Frankie & Benny’s 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 18 February 2014 | News Blood Cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research has secured a six month fundraising partnership with restaurant brand Frankie & Benny’s. The charity expects it will raise at least £150,000 between now and July, with support from across Frankie & Benny’s 240 restaurants.The fundraising began with a series of free breakfasts at which diners donated money to the charity instead of paying for their breakfast.On 1 and 2 March, the restaurant chain will run a ‘kids eat free’ weekend which will include a pizza design competition. The winning pizzas will then be sold nationwide, with £1 from each pizza sold going to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.Staff involvement includes a team taking part in the charity’s London to Paris bike ride in June, cycling more than 300 miles in aid of blood cancer.Cathy Gilman, Chief Executive of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, said:“We are thrilled to announce this partnership, and thank Frankie and Benny’s staff and guests for raising £10,000 from the recent charity breakfasts”. Tagged with: charity of the year corporatelast_img read more

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Mother of slain anti-racist: ‘Carry on her legacy’

first_imgSusan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, brought a crowd of 1,200 people to their feet several times at her daughter’s memorial in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug.16 as she honored her slain daughter’s commitment to the fight for social justice. She stressed that her death should be seen as a call to action.Heyer, a 32-year-old legal worker, was killed by a racist who was seen deliberately driving his car into a multinational crowd demonstrating against a Nazi/Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12.“They tried to kill my child to shut her up … but they only magnified her,” said Bro. She quoted her daughter’s favorite line: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” Bro encouraged the crowd to “carry Heather’s spark of conviction” and confront injustice — and carry on her legacy by “channeling anger into righteous action. That’s how you’re going to make my child’s death worthwhile. … If I have to give her up, we’re going to make it count.” Bro emphasized that she is going to be the voice her daughter can no longer be. (NPR, Aug. 18)A paralegal, Heather Heyer also had a job as part of a café’s wait staff. She came from a working-class family and had a high school education. Virginia Tech University employs her mother as an administrative assistant.Bro refused to speak to President Donald Trump because the “bigot-in-chief” equated anti-racist protesters like her daughter with the Nazis and KKK at an Aug. 14 press conference. Because of her principled stance, she has been the target of numerous death threats.The 20-year-old racist James A. Fields rammed his car into the counterprotesters, killing Heyer and seriously injuring at least 19 other people. Among those severely hurt was African American Marcus Martin, who pushed his fiancée, Marissa Blair, away from the car. Martin was hit hard and sent flying into the air, resulting in several fractures in his left leg. Martin and Blair, friends of Heyer’s, were walking with her as the car crashed.Martin emphasized that “racism is real, hate still lives,” as he called for those responsible for the racist rally to be held accountable for Heyer’s death and all of the injuries. (Newsplex, Aug. 13)Eyewitnesses at the anti-fascist protest reported that white supremacists pursued African Americans. One of their targets was 20-year-old Deandre Harris, who had to fight for his life when several neo-Nazis brutally beat him with metal flag poles in a parking lot, while yelling racist slurs. Since then, Harris, who has multiple injuries, has received hateful messages and death threats on his phone and social media.Cops and Klan, hand-in-hand“No law enforcement stepped in to help me,” said Harris, a statement echoed by many anti-racists in Charlottesville. Moreover, despite explicit videos of the horrific attack on Harris, police have not arrested anyone as of a week after it occurred. (Daily News, Aug. 18)Heather Heyer’s is the most recent murder by white supremacists in the long, hard-fought struggle against racial injustice and oppression. Often backed by the state, these bigots resort to intimidation, terror and the worst violence. Today they have been emboldened by Trump’s overt racism and encouragement.Many African Americans and their allies in the 1950s-1960s Civil Rights Movement sacrificed their lives fighting Jim Crow segregation and discrimination. Besides the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, there were Medgar Evers, Viola Gregg Liuzzo, James Cheney, Mickey Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, Jimmie Lee Jackson, Clyde Kennard, Rev. James Reeb, Johnnie Mae Chappell, Benjamin Brown, Rev. Bruce Klunder, Henry H. Dee and Charles Moore.Other heroes were Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Vernon Dahmer, Willie Brewster, Oneal Moore, Rev. George Lee, William Lewis Moore, Harry Moore and Henrietta Moore, Lt. Col. Daniel L. Penn, Willie Edwards Jr., Herbert Lee, Paul Guilhard, Cpl. Roman Ducksworth Jr., Lamar Smith, Lewis Allen, Clarence Triggs, Wharlest Jackson, Samuel Leaman Younger Jr., Virgil Ware, and Ben Chester White.Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley were the “four little girls” killed in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing. Mississippi vigilantes killed 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955. Police fatally shot South Carolina students Samuel E. Hammon Jr., Delano H. Middleton and Henry E. Smith in 1968. (Southern Poverty Law Center, tinyurl.com/htgagdu)It is important to also remember the 4,000 African Americans lynched from 1877 to 1950, Black Liberation Movement members killed by police, and today’s annual slayings of hundreds of African Americans, including children and youth, by racist vigilantes and police.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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President Unveils Infrastructure Improvement Plan

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News President Unveils Infrastructure Improvement Plan Facebook Twitter SHARE President Unveils Infrastructure Improvement Plan By NAFB News Service – Feb 12, 2018 SHARE President Donald Trump released his long-awaited plan to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and airports. Bloomberg says it may be a tough sell in Congress. Democrats say it falls short and Republicans are said to be wary of another large spending measure. The 53-page document shows how Trump plans to stimulate $1.5 trillion in new investments. It also looks to shorten project permitting time to two years, invest in rural projects, and improve worker training.Many of the main points in the plan have been known for some time. There were some new elements in the proposal, including expanding the use of private-activity bonds to finance projects. That would extend the use of tax-exempt debt by private entities and broaden the number of projects the bonds could be used for. Other proposals include letting states add tolls on interstates, as well as fostering public-private partnerships in transit projects. The plan also proposes streamlining legally required environmental analysis for public projects. Under the plan, regulators would have more latitude in waiving required environmental reviews.Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the infrastructure plan laid out by President Trump, specifically for its emphasis on investment in rural America. The plan calls for 25 percent of new federal funds to be dedicated to rural infrastructure needs, as prioritized by state and local leaders. Perdue says Trump has made it a priority to address the nation’s infrastructure since the day he took office and has now followed through on that commitment. “No other area of the country needs investment in infrastructure more than rural America,” he says. “With a quarter of new federal money going to rural parts of the country, states will have the ability to expand broadband access, increase connectivity, rebuild roads, and supply affordable utilities.”Perdue also says it’s important to remember that states get the flexibility to choose the projects that best meet their needs. “I’ve heard directly from people in the Heartland that this is just the type of investment they’re looking for to help create jobs, improve education, improve the quality of life, and increase overall prosperity.”.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleUSDA: Pesticide Residue Levels Show No Risk to ConsumersNext articleIndiana Grown Members Talk Benefits of Membership at Fantastic Food Fest 2018 NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

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City council has big changes coming in 2021

first_img City Council District 1 candidate Mark Matta hugs his mother Olga C. Matta after learning of his lead in the early voting results on Tuesday night at the Ector County Republican Headquarters. A particularly nasty campaign season is finally over and Odessa has a new mayor and two new faces on the Odessa City Council.In the race for mayor of Odessa, Javier Joven defeated outgoing District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant 3,662 to 2,277. Early voting showed Joven with 2,519 or 61.63 percent of the vote to Bryant’s 1,568 or 38.37 percent.Joven, following the early election results, said Odessans wanted change.“Overwhelming and let me tell you, many people looked at this as an improbable victory but with the help of God and volunteers, we have worked hard and the people of Odessa have casted a vote for a resounding change,” Joven said.In the At Large race newcomer Denise Swanner overwhelmingly defeated current Mayor David Turner by more than two to one with a whopping 4,191 votes to Turner’s 1,728 votes. In early voting, Swanner pulled away with 2,863 votes or 70.27 percent to Turner’s 1,211 votes or 29.73 percent.In District 1 newcomer Mark Matta beat incumbent Michael Shelton Sr. with 471 votes to 269 votes. Matta also had a solid lead in early voting of 333 votes or 61.33 percent to Shelton’s 210 votes or 38.67 percent.This year’s campaign was marked by all-around unpleasantness over everything from the current mayor’s tax troubles to the cost of two Christmas trees in downtown Odessa.Social media posts have slammed both Turner and Bryant for items including spending $80,000 on the two Christmas trees to the handling locally of COVID-19 and a deal struck three years ago that helped locate the Marriott and the convention center in downtown Odessa.The sites and paid ads in local publications, including the Odessa American, repeatedly criticized Turner and Bryant. Turner for unpaid taxes and federal tax liens and Bryant for what the sites called his bank’s involvement in a ponzi scheme. Recent indictments, however, showed that the ponzi scheme was hatched by people who did not work for Bryant’s Southwest Bank. In fact, Southwest Bank is listed as a victim in the scheme in the recent indictments.Bryant is the outgoing District 2 councilman and Turner is the outgoing mayor of Odessa. Both Turner and Bryant termed out of their current seats and were seeking other city offices. Joven is a former councilman in District 5 from 1996 to 1999 who resigned prior to the end of his term. He later ran in 2010, but lost to Dean Combs.Turner and Swanner sought the at-large council seat while the District 1 race was between Matta and Shelton, who was appointed earlier in the year by the city council after Councilman Malcolm Hamilton abruptly resigned.Swanner said she is looking forward to family time now that the election is over and ready to look closely at the city’s budget.Matta, after getting early voting totals, said all the hard work that everyone put in for this race “has been a culmination to this day. It’s been bittersweet. All the people that I’ve met and all the help that I’ve got came to this so it’s a huge weight that’s off. You can take a big breath and finally enjoy it.”He said the last month has been busy with getting out and phone calls.Results from Midland County, which is where City of Odessa residents who live in Midland County vote, voted 213 for Bryant and 103 for Joven. Turner garnered 127 votes to Swanner’s 188.The runoff election was called because candidates failed to garner 50 percent of the vote plus one – which is required to be declared the winner.On Nov. 3, Bryant received 43 percent of the vote and Joven snared 40 percent of the vote during the general election.In the at-large council race, Turner claimed 45 percent of the vote and Swanner garnered 29 percent. Turner has served two terms as mayor and Swanner is a newcomer to local politics.In District 1, Matta picked up 44 percent of the vote and Shelton received 19 percent.Only Odessan Steven Thompson won his race in November when he defeated Rachel Minor for the District 2 seat. Thompson received 55 percent of the vote; Minor 45 percent. Twitter City council has big changes coming in 2021 Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – December 15, 2020 WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsGovernment Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High runs past Andrews as Welch returnsNext articleOAT121620OHSgirls01 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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