Apologetic Nissin removes ‘racial’ commercial featuring Naomi Osaka

first_img Football By Kunal Dhyani – January 25, 2019 Apologetic Nissin removes ‘racial’ commercial featuring Naomi Osaka ATP Tour Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo at 36, Covers 92m in 14 seconds to score his maiden goal against Germany – Watch YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo TAGSAustralian OpenAustralian Open 2019Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka Australian OpenNissinNissin Australian OpenTennis Star SHARE Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert vs Andrey Rublev, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know Previous articleIndian origin CTO to lead Discovery’s Eurosport Player and GolfTV projectsNext articleFootball Money League: Real Madrid highest earning club the world over Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini vs Cameron Norrie, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know Latest Sports News Facebook Twitter Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Japanese food brand Nissin was forced to remove its controversial commercial at the Australian Open that depicted tennis star Naomi Osaka with pale skin and light brown hair.The commercial,  depicting Osaka with pale skin and light brown hair in the trademark style of Japanese manga has led to wild public outcry. The Japanese tennis star is born to a  Haitian father and Japanese mother. Cricket Wimbledon 2021: Schedule, Timings, Draws, top seeds, prize money, LIVE streaming in your country; all you need to know Formula 1 F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: Organisers mulls allowing 20,000 fans for Tokyo 2020 Opening ceremony Novak Djokovic Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out ATP Tour Bett1Open 2021 Final: Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova, head to head, live stream, all you need to know Sports BusinessBrandsLatest Sports NewsSportNewsSportstarsTennis by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoOsaka has been endorsing the brand for several years.The video ad campaign, which is said to be based on a manga and animation series called ‘The Prince of Tennis’ and apparently approved by Osaka’s agent, went live earlier in the month. It also included animations of Japanese men’s singles player Kei Nishikori.Following the outrage, Osaka had urged her sponsors to remove the advertisement and consult with her about the way they use her image.  Osaka’s intervention led to withdrawal of the advert accused of ‘whitewashing’. Also Read: Sports Endorsement: US Open Champion Osaka is Shiseido new brand ambassadoradidas reaches tennis grass roots in India with Creators Open launch“I’ve talked to them. They’ve apologised,” Osaka said. “I’m tan. It’s pretty obvious. But I definitely think that the next time they try to portray me or something, I feel like they should talk to me about it.”Daisuke Okabayashi, a spokesman for Nissin Foods Holdings, confirmed that two animation clips, which went up earlier this month, were deleted from the company’s website on Wednesday. “We as a company put human rights first, and our stance of valuing diversity is unchanged,” he said in a telephone interview. “Whitewashing has never been our intention.” Okabayashi said the ads had prior approval from Osaka’s agent. Nissin became Osaka’s corporate sponsor in November 2016.Also Read: Djokovic announces investment and partnership with Universal Tennis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sport News last_img read more

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Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgSanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSanlam Kenya Plc (formerly Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Co. Ltd) is an insurance company which underwrites classes of short- and long-term insurance businesses in Kenya. The company offers services for ordinary life insurance, superannuation, general insurance and investments; providing individual life, group and general insurance products as well as investment management services. Sanlam Kenya underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, credit protection, education, retirement, mortgage protection and property protection. It also has expertise in financial planning and retirement fund management and offers solutions for investment and wealth management as well as diversified asset management solutions. Formerly known as Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Limited, the company changed its name to Sanlam Kenya Plc in 2016. The company is a subsidiary of Hubris Holdings Limited with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanlam Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Why I’d follow this piece of Warren Buffett advice today

first_img Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 Why I’d follow this piece of Warren Buffett advice today Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: The Motley Fool Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Enter Your Email Address Warren Buffett has a long track record of generating high returns. One of the key tenets of his investment strategy is having a long-term focus when holding stocks in his portfolio. This allows his holdings to deliver on their growth potential. It also means that he doesn’t become overly excited following periods of impressive capital returns.This approach may be especially useful in today’s stock market environment. The recent rally makes it easier to become overly confident in the prospects for equity markets. This may lead to poor decision-making.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…Warren Buffett’s long-term focusMany of Buffett’s major portfolio holdings have been present for decades, rather than years. In that time, they’ve often delivered strategy changes and capitalised on growth opportunities simply not possible to achieve in a matter of months.Through allowing them the time they need to produce improving returns and higher profitability, Buffett’s been able to enjoy higher returns than may have been possible if he’d adopted a short time horizon.This point is especially relevant right now. Many investors may have enjoyed strong returns from their portfolio holdings in recent months. The stock market has experienced a rally that’s pushed it to a new record high on a global basis.While it may now be tempting to sell stocks that have produced strong returns, and to buy others in their place, providing them with the time they need to deliver on their strategies could be a more logical approach.Buffett’s investment fundamentalsOf course, Warren Buffett’s value investing approach means that he’s likely to sell a stock if it becomes overpriced. Similarly, if there are other more attractive opportunities available then it can be worth offloading a stock to generate sufficient capital to take advantage of it. Therefore, a long-term approach may not always be the right move.However, selling stocks because they’ve risen quickly in price over a short time period may not be a prudent move. It can lead to an investor missing out on future gains. Especially since global economic forecasts are generally positive at the present time. And, since the world economy has always recovered from its declines to post impressive turnarounds, there may be further opportunities for capital gains in the coming years.A simple strategyClearly, Warren Buffett’s long-term approach may not prove to be the right one for every investor. As 2020 showed, a stock market crash can take place at any time and can wipe large profits from existing holdings.However, through having a long-term viewpoint, it may be easier to spot potential mispricings among high-quality stocks. It may also provide greater scope to benefit from the impact of compounding in a likely period of long-term economic growth over the coming years.As such, sticking with high-quality companies, even after potential recent gains, could be a shrewd move. 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. 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New SORP requires risk to be reported

New SORP requires risk to be reported  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 November 2000 | News 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. The new Charity Statement of Recommended Practice, published on 25 October, will impose on trustees the responsibility to report on risk management. The SORP will become mandatory for accounting periods from 1 January 2001.Find out more from the Charity Commission. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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TCU’s School of Music takes on daring endeavor with John Corigliano’s Circus Maximus

first_imgTwitter Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Fort Worth Zoo raises $90 million for new exhibits Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Facebook Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ printTCU Wind Symphony shocked the audience out of their seats when it played John Corigliano’s “Circus Maximus” at Bass Performance Hall on Monday to kick off the TCU Festival of American Song.Five-time grammy winner John Corigliano collaborated with The School of Music as part of a TCU Green Chair residency.The concert was the first of a string of events in this week’s third annual festival.Dr. Martin Blessinger, TCU Associate Professor and a composer himself, said this was a rare opportunity for the students and staff.“We had this festival, we had the Bass Hall concert, we had the funding,” Blessinger said. “And we said: Okay, let’s shoot big. And there’s– in our world, there’s almost no one bigger than John Corigliano.”Big does not only describe the composer’s reputation, it describes his symphony: “Circus Maximus.”“Circus Maximus” calls for musicians to perform on the stage, in the balconies, in the back of the auditorium, and up and down the isles.“You start getting into issues of the speed of sound is slower than the speed of light,” Blessinger said of the logistical difficulties. “And so what the performer sees is going to be different than what the performer hears up there so they have to compensate for those things.”Corigliano said he chose the complicated format because he is trying to get across the impact media and technology have in today’s world.“The communication we have, the texting, the watching of the 500 channels of television the constant amusement that we have, and yet we know that this technology can bring a bomb in a suitcase into a city and destroy it,” Corigliano said. “So while we love it we’re scared of it. Every new technological advance makes it easier to build something of destruction.”He related the Circus Maximus of ancient Rome to our forms of entertainment today.  “People have to see a lot of things and are not satisfied with one,” Corigliano said. “It’s like the Circus Maximus; you have to constantly do something new, you flood the place and build naval battles on it. You put bears and lions and things in there and people and have them fight it out. Naturally you know who’s gonna win, but it’s enjoyable for the Roman audience because it’s exciting to see all that.”Corigliano said taking risks and breaking tradition is part of his job.“The role of the composer is the role of the future. We can speak about our times.”For more information on the festival, click visit TCU’s School of Music website.Listen to a Circus Maximus clip Katie Coleman Thousands of people march through downtown Fort Worth for human rights Parks department plans to restore neglected neighborhoodcenter_img Fort Worth Muslim community seeks unity and outreach over fear Katie Coleman is a senior in news and media studies. ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Website| + posts ReddIt Previous articleTCU basketball: “Not a rebuilding year”Next articleBrite Divinity School to participate in Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Katie Coleman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

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Commissioners approve jail improvements

first_img Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSummer Spaghetti SaladSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Ector County Detention Center Facebook Twitter By admin – May 15, 2018 Home Local News Government Commissioners approve jail improvements Twitter Ector County Commissioners voted 2-1 to accept certain improvements to the Ector County Detention Center and the jail expansion, as well as send some suggested improvements out for bid before accepting them during the Commissioners’ Court meeting Monday.County Judge Ron Eckert and Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Simmons were absent from the meeting. Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Childers said Eckert’s daughter was getting married and Simmons had two sons graduating from Baylor University.Building Maintenance Director Charlie Pierce, JSA Architects President Cruz Castillo and Sheriff Mike Griffis presented the jail improvements to commissioners, calling them necessary improvements to the building’s life cycle to help the facility last another 25 years.The improvements approved for contractor price by commissioners were a guard patrol system, now mandated by the State, surveillance cameras for the jail addition, new kitchen equipment, hinge doors for the jail cells, replacing boilers with tankless water heaters, flatwork for the sheriff’s office, campus exterior painting and caulking and hollow metal door and frame replacement.Flatwork for the sheriff’s office would entail a concrete path in front of the sheriff’s office to carry water away from the building, as well as a large Texas star floor graphic for the expansion building.Pierce said the hollow metal door and frame replacement was for the doors for the building’s plumbing, which are rusted out and have to be pried open.Commissioners voted to go out for bids on a possible evidence processing and storage building for the detention center, and voted to have five other improvements be done by building maintenance under the cost of the $25 million bond. Those improvements are two new generators for the old jail and the sheriff’s office, the replacing of toilet fixtures in jail cells, site lighting improvements, and HVAC replacements to the old jail.JSA Architects was told by commissioners to draw up a plan for the final item, renovations to the booking and intake room at the jail, which would then be sent out for bid. Griffis said these renovations were necessary to speed up the process and get more officers on the streets in a shorter amount of time.“At times right now, we’ve got people in the booking area now for an hour because there’s so many people ahead of them,” Griffis said.The total cost of the improvements contracted are $1,189,278.80 and the items budgeted to be done by maintenance have an estimated cost of $616,000. Both items sent out for bid have an combined budgeted cost of $588,500, but that cost will most likely change depending on the bid prices received by contractors. The evidence processing and storage building had a contractor bid price of $440,900 and the booking area renovations have not had a contractor bid yet.Precinct 4 Commissioner Armando Rodriguez voted against the motion because he did not want to wait for bids to come back out of fear that the bids would come back higher than they are now.“Everything is going up, I am afraid that it’s going to go up,” Rodriguez said on the bid prices.The $18.9 million project, funded through public debt, first broke ground at the beginning of February, and is expected to be completed in about 20 months. There will also be additional costs, including $1,380,450 in professional services, the $142,700 bond issuance cost and other soft costs, such as advertising and travel expenses.Included in the project is a new 60,000 square foot building, adding 412 beds to the jail. It will be a permanent structure designed to house even the highest security inmates.The expansion is expected to cut down on inmate housing costs in other counties. Ector County currently has contracts with eight other counties to house Ector County inmates at a cost of about $8,000 a day.Also during the meeting, commissioners approved the lease of a new software program that is expected to help the Highways and Streets Department address road rehabilitation and maintenance of existing features.The program, OpenRoad ConceptStation, is an engineering design software which Highways and Streets Director Evans Kessey said would be able to do drafting and detailing, as opposed to the county engineering department’s AutoCAD program which only does drafting. The software will also be able to open files the Texas Department of Transportation shares with the county containing road plans based on Metropolitan Planning Organization meetings.“It is really important that we are able to open such kinds of files to make sure they are meeting the requirement of what we need,” Kessey said.The program will also allow for design work to be done in-house by the engineering department. Prior to this, Kessey said it was contracted to outside consultants.Assistant County Auditor Randy Donner said the lease for the program would be an annual cost of $8,500.IN OTHER BUSINESS, COMMISSIONERS:Approved a proposed resolution in support of declaring May 13, 2018 through May 19, 2018 as National Police Week and May 15 as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day.Approved a proposed resolution in support of declaring May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.Approved a request from Downtown Odessa, Inc. to use the Ector County Courthouse lawn for a children’s area for the annual Firecracker Fandango festival on Saturday, June 30, 2018.Tabled a request from Paul Reed, Commander of the Disabled American Veterans of the Permian Basin, to place a gumball machine and brochure holder in the tax office.Approved the Ector County Library’s Summer Reading Program Kickoff on May 31 and Musical Night at the Library on June 2.Approved a proposed $100 donation of in-store gift cards to the Ector County Library, in support of the Summer Reading Program.Received the 2017 Annual Report of the Ector County Health Department.Approved a proposed resolution amending authorized representatives, authorizing Maria Deanda to transact business with TexPool Participant Services, in her capacity as Chief Deputy of the Ector County Treasurer’s office.Approved a request to approve out-of-state travel for Highways & Streets Director and Department Coordinator to attend an iWorQ System Training and Seminar hosted by the iWorQ System from July 30 to Aug. 2, 2018 in Logan, Utah.Tabled a proposal to declare the Civil Air Patrol Building as surplus and sell it with sealed bids per Purchasing.Awarded a bid for the widening of 56th Street (Billy Hext Road to Faudree Road) to Reece Albert; approved the following budget amendment to capital improvement fund, road construction from unreserved fund balance in the amount of $731,864.Approved the proposed contract between the Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Section and Ector County.Approved a proposed letter of agreement with Qunyhanh Ton, B.S., to provide services as the Pharmacist-in-Charge for the Ector County Health Department.Approved a request to hire a charge nurse at step 6.Approved a request to hire a secretary from a step 1 up to a step 5.Approved a request to hire a department coordinator at a step 9.Approved the proposed Aim Addition being a 1-acre tract located in Section 9, Block 13, T-2-S, T&P RR. Co. Survey.Approved the proposed Apache West Addition, Replat of Lot 6, Block 1.Approved the proposed Carlos Madric MHRC, 11639 Rick St., a 2.3-acre tract located in Knox Industrial Subdivision, Block 5, Lot 3.Approved the proposed Nunez Mobil Home Park MHRC, located within the south half of Lot 6, Block 1, Chaparral Addition, Second.Approved the proposed Carrasco MHRCC, on 4111 Lonnie Ave., a 1-acre tract located in Lonnie Subdivision, Block 1, Lot 3.Tabled the proposed sale of the property located in the Midway Country Estates Subdivision, Gardendale, for $40,500, which is less than the market value specified in the judgment of foreclosure against the property and is also less than the total amount of judgments against the property.Approved a proposed line item transfer to general fund, county auditor, education travel from other general expense in the amount of $900.Received the Ector County Investment Report for the quarter ending March 31, 2018.Received the Accounts Payable Funds Requirement Report for May 14, 2018. 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Council says no to downtown master plan

first_img By Federico Martinez – April 28, 2021 Council says no to downtown master plan Twitter WhatsApp Twitter GovernmentCity of OdessaLocal News What seemed to be a routine piece of business turned into a bit of confusion during Tuesday’s Odessa City Council meeting.Councilwoman Denise Swanner changed her initial raised hand from a yes to a no on the issue of hiring Kimley Horn to oversee the city’s Downtown Master Plan update.Swanner initially raised her hand in favor of hiring the master plan firm, along with council members Detra White, Mari Willis and Steve Thompson. But when Mayor Javier Joven called for a show of those opposed to the motion, he noticed Swanner did not raise her hand.“Mrs. Swanner?” Joven asked, while he and councilmembers Mark Matta and Tom Sprawls’ hands were still raised in opposition to the measure.After noticing the vote, Swanner raised her hand a second time, this time voting in opposition.“Nay, I vote nay,” Swanner said as she raised her hand the second time. “I vote nay.”Willis and White briefly argued that Swanner had already cast a vote, but Joven quickly declared the motion had been defeated.Following the meeting Thompson accused Joven of “prompting” Swanner to change her vote.“Swanner clearly voted twice and the mayor has allowed her to do that at least three times before,” Thompson said. “Swanner changed her vote after the mayor prompted her.”Following Tuesday’s meeting, City Attorney Natasha Brooks said it was OK for Swanner to change her vote.At Joven’s request, Brooks also ruled during the meeting that Councilman Tom Sprawls, who voted against the hiring of Kimley Horn, could not make a new motion because council had already voted.“I voted against it, but I see no reason not to move forward with it,” said Sprawls, who explained he only wanted more information before voting in favor of it.When Sprawls attempted to make a motion to instead table the issue, Brooks informed him it was too late.Brooks told Sprawls he couldn’t make a motion to table the issue because council had already voted.Brooks agreed with Joven’s assessment that the issue would have to go back to a city committee, be reviewed and a new recommendation to bring it back for council for reconsideration would be required.Maryland artist Jim Sanborn’s work will memorialize the victims of the Aug. 31, 2019 mass shooting in Odessa. The memorial is to be placed at the corner of JBS Parkway and 42nd Street. (Courtesy Photo)In other action, council unanimously approved a proposal to place a $300,000, 10-foot circular art piece that will pay tribute to victims of a 2019 Odessa mass shooting on the University of Texas Permian Basin campus through 2051.City officials initially were looking at placing the memorial at Memorial Gardens, but changed their minds after a study concluded it would cost $700,000 to retrofit Memorial Gardens.Under their agreement with UTPB, the city will maintain ownership of the memorial even if it is someday relocated.Under the agreement, UTPB will construct a plaza at the corner of JBS Parkway and 42nd Street, where the memorial will be placed.The memorial will include the names of all seven victims, and engraved quotes from their family members.Council on Tuesday also unanimously approved the purchase of more than $600,000 in new technology and furnishings for the police department’s new training facility.The purchase includes cutting edge virtual training technology that will “enhance crisis intervention and de-escalation training for officers,” Police Chief Mike Gerke previously said during last week’s work session.The cost of the new system is $326,471.42 and will be paid out of the police department’s capital outlay-buildings fund, Gerke said. The total cost includes shipping, installation of the tactical simulators and a 5-year service support agreement.An additional $142,354.30 is expected to be used to purchase more than a dozen laptops, docking stations, and 29 large, interactive TV monitors and various accessories.Council approved the police department’s request to spend another $141,221.31 on new furniture for the facility, including various tables, desks, and chairs.The new training facility will be located in the former Central Fire Station, which is being renovated, Gerke said. It’s located behind the police department.The department currently conducts its training operations in the basement of the police department, Gerke said.“To be honest, it’s kind of embarrassing,” Gerke said. “We wanted this new facility to be state-of-the-art; something we could use to impress potential new recruits and use as a regional training facility.”The new facility will be operating by July, Gerke said.Council also approved a $30,000 art sculpture design, that when completed will be placed outdoors in the facility’s front entrance.The 10-foot-tall sculpture, which will weigh 4,000 lbs., portrays an abstract scene of a parent and child standing in front of a law enforcement officer, said Randy Ham, executive director of Odessa Arts. The project will be paid with capital outlay funds.San Antonio artist Oscar Alvarado, was one of more than 40 artists who bid on the project, Ham said. 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Rising Demand, Shrinking Inventory Fuel Median Price Growth

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago May 25, 2017 1,192 Views A new report from the New York State Association of Realtors, or NYSAR, shows that housing trends in the Empire State are a microcosm of the U.S. market. NYSAR’s April housing market numbers show strong buyer demand and an ongoing decline in the number of homes for sale.This dynamic was fueled a 7.8 percent increase in the April statewide median sales price (to $235,000) and an 11.2 percent drop in new listings compared to a year ago, according to the report. In real numbers, that’s a drop from just over 22,000 new listings to just above 19,600.There were 18 percent fewer homes for sale in New York compared to last April (about 65,000 compared to about 80,000 in 2016). Inventory constraints also led to a 5 percent decline in home sales for the month compared to last year.“As anticipated, the continued decline in the number of homes currently on the market has slowed the sales pace as many buyers are challenged to find an available home that meets their needs,” said Duncan MacKenzie, CEO of NYSAR. “Realtors are reporting that buyer demand remains strong and newly listed homes are selling quickly. Basic economics are at play with high demand and low inventory driving selling prices higher.”In other words, New York State in April was as much a sellers market as anywhere. MacKenzie said that as the market heads into what looks to be typically busy summer months, the housing market “holds great opportunity for sellers. Without the return of sellers to the market, home sales will likely be constrained during the summer of 2017.”Like the national market, New York’s April market had its pockets of hot and cold activity. While statewide new listings declined year-over-year by 11 percent (as did affordability), new listings dropped by more than 30 percent in Greene, Cortland, and Clinton counties. On the other hand, new listings rose in seven counties. Lewis County saw an 18.4 percent rise in new listings last month; Kings and Tompkins counties each saw a 17 percent rise.The April sales total of 8,495 represents a decrease of 5 percent from the April 2016 total of 8,944‒‒which actually was a record.April’s pending sales declined 4 percent from a year ago to reach 12,760. Meanwhile, the months supply of homes for sale dropped 21.6 percent at the end of April to 5.8 months supply, just shy of what is considered a normal, healthy supply. Inventory was at 7.4 months at the end of April 2016. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Rising Demand, Shrinking Inventory Fuel Median Price Growth  Print This Post About Author: Scott Morgan The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Rising Demand, Shrinking Inventory Fuel Median Price Growth Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: NYSAR report NYSAR report 2017-05-25 Scott Morgan Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles Previous: Southern Cities on the Rise Next: BofA Capital Buffer Lags Behind Subscribelast_img read more

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Ambulance breaks down while transferring young patient from Donegal to Dublin

first_img Google+ It’s emerged that an ambulance taking a young patient from Donegal to Dublin broke down outside Letterkenny last month.The Donegal News is reporting today that the incident resulted in another ambulance being tasked to continue and complete the journey.HSE rules state that an ambulance has to be decommissioned if the vehicle is over seven years old however, figures show that in this region, HSE West, there are almost one in three that are over eight years old currently in use.There is system underway by the HSE to upgrade ambulances across the country but Donegal Senator Padraig MacLochlainn says this latest incident is further evidence urgent action is needed:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/ambulance1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Previous articleRovers Captain Darren McElwaine urging Letterkenny to take their FAI Cup Final opportunityNext articlePolice investigating suspected hate crime at Orange Hall in Derry admin Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Ambulance breaks down while transferring young patient from Donegal to Dublin By admin – May 13, 2016 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Brundidge celebrates peanut butter past and present

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The guest speaker for the combined meeting with the Brundidge Historical Society was John Phillip Johnston, Brundidge historian.Johnston said Brundidge has always been a close-knit community especially during the heydays of the peanut butter mills and the “number please” telephone operators.“‘Miss’ Myrtle Braswell worked at the telephone office for 29 years and she knew everything that went on in town because she listened in on every conversation,” Johnston said, laughing.While “Miss” Myrtle was spreading the news around town, the J.D. Johnston Mill was helping spread the news about peanut butter around the country. Skip “Those who came seemed to really enjoy everything — the arts and crafts, the entertainment, the games and contests, the great variety of food and the demonstrations. The 5K Peanut Butter Run attracted the largest number of runners we’ve had in many years and the Nutter Butter Parade lived up to its expectations as the nuttiest parade around. People were laughing and having a good time.“All in all, it was a great day, a great weekend, to celebrate Brundidge’s heritage in the peanut butter industry and pay tribute to the peanut and our farmers.”On Sunday afternoon, the Pike County Historical Society met in Brundidge to learn more about the town’s proud peanut butter heritage. Published 11:00 pm Thursday, November 1, 2012 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen “Around 1903, George Washington Carver had discovered about 300 products that could be made from the peanut,” Johnston said. “A year later, peanut butter made its international debut at the 1904 St. Louis Universal Exposition where C.H. Summer sold $705.11 worth of the stuff.”Johnston said the problem with the early peanut butter was that the oil separated from the butter, making it a rather unsightly sight.“In 1922, chemist Joseph Rosenfield, added hydrogenated vegetable oil to the butter to prevent separation.A few years later in 1929, J.D. Johnston began making peanut butter commercially in Brundidge. However, Johnston said some credit for the peanut industry in Brundidge should go to the Hightower Oil Company that began crushing oil from peanuts in 1915.“The Hightowers could have become millionaires many times over except the bottom fell out the peanut market in 1921 and they had so much money tied up in the company that they couldn’t make it.”Johnston said the Johnston Peanut Butter Mill was a pioneer in the peanut butter industry in the Southeast, as was the Louis-Anne Peanut Butter Mill that opened on the south side of Brundidge around 1930.“The Louis-Anne Peanut Butter Mill was owned by brothers, Grady and Oscar Johnson,” Johnston said. “Both mills flourished until around 1951. But the small mills couldn’t compete with the big companies that were then producing peanut butter so they soon went out of business.”Johnston said the Johnston and Johnson peanut butter mills provided jobs, income and an inexpensive and nutritious source of protein for the Brundidge townspeople for more than two decades. Now, the town continues to pay tribute to its proud history in peanut butter industry with the annual festival and the work-in-progress Johnston Mill Museum of Local History on Church Street. Sponsored Content Latest Stories Brundidge celebrates peanut butter past and present You Might Like Thursday declared ‘Jimmy C. Lunsford Day’ in Troy By a proclamation of the Troy City Council, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, was declared “Jimmy C. Lunsford Day” in Troy…. read more The 21st Annual Peanut Butter Festival just might have been the biggest and best ever.Lawrence Bowden, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society, said, if there’s been a better Festival, he certainly doesn’t remember it.“Based on a preacher’s count and a politician’s estimate, we had more than 7,000 people in attendance,” Bowden said, laughing. “A lot of people worked to make this year’s Festival a great success, from the planning to putting it into motion on Friday night and Saturday morning. By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

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