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Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Latin America currency woes continue to hurt Codere in Q3 Revenue decline partially offset by growth in Spain during Q3 Finance Regions: Europe LATAM Southern Europe Italy Spain Argentina Brazil Mexico Panama 13th November 2018 | By contenteditor The results will make for more grim reading for Codere, which in September saw a boardroom revolt when three of its directors refused to sign off on its H1 results. Martínez Sampedro, his brother Luis Javier and Pío Cabanillas would not put their names to the company accounts. The Martínez Sampedros founded Codere and had been controlling shareholders until financial restructuring in 2014. They retained their positions until January this year, when the main shareholder funds appointed Vicente di Loreto as the new CEO and Raúl Sorensen as non-executive chairman – replacing founder José Antonio Martínez Sampedroas. Over the past 10 months, they have waged a battle to regain control of Codere, including an unsuccessful court challenge to their removal. With a keen eye on its growing Spanish business, Codere is also part of a group seeking to put a stop to government plans to change national laws on advertising.Last month, the government set out plans to introduce restrictions “similar to that of tobacco products”. In 2005, Spain introduced regulations that prohibit the sponsorship of tobacco products, as well as all kinds of advertising and promotion in the media, with a handful of exceptions.Image: Luis García (Zaqarbal) Codere has announced a net loss of €21m (£18.3m/$23.6m) in the third quarter, with the sharp devaluation of Latin American currencies again proving costly during the period. Operating revenue in the three months to the end of September amounted to €356.3m, down 11% from the corresponding period last year as a result of significant currency devaluations in one of its biggest markets, Argentina. On a constant currency basis, revenue would have come in at €434.4m – up 8% year-on-year.Argentina remains Codere’s biggest market, despite revenue slipping 35% to €92.2m in the quarter (up around 16% at constant currency). This was blamed in part on the Euro appreciating 64% against the Peso during the quarter. Revenue was also down 3.3% in Mexico – its second highest source of income – to €83.8m, while Codere saw revenue slip in Panama and Brazil. Only Colombia and Uruguay were able to achieve single-digit growth in Q3. Total Latin American revenue fell 19.5% to €220.9m. However, Codere said its Latin American woes were partially offset by its performance in Spain, where revenue was up 19% year-on-year to €47m. Whiole Italian revenue declined marginally to €79.4m, total revenue from Europe was up 6.9% year-on-year at €135.4m. The company also saw costs fall over the reporting period, down from €332.6m in Q3 2017 to €285.5m. Adjusted EBITDA for Q3 was up up 3.4% to €70.8m, but would have been up by 32% to €90.2m at constant currency.Codere was also negatively impacted by currency exchange costs of €10.4m, as well as a €7.2m adjustement for inflation made to the tax it paid for the period. This ultimately saw the company post a €21m loss. Operating revenue for the first nine months of the year decreased by 8% to €1.12bn, however in constant currency terms group revenues for the period would have grown by just over 10%. Vicente Di Loreto, Codere’s CEO, said: “Despite the macroeconomic situation in Argentina that has continued to mark our results, our position is solid to cope and maintain the strategic guidelines of our business plan. In this period, we have achieved an increased adjusted EBITDA and margin expansion will allow us to further strengthen our competitive position in each market and our ability to generate positive results.” Topics: Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter How your pay stacks up to everyone else working in the sector Year-on-year changes in salaries in locations/geographies such as the UK, Malta, Gibraltar, North America, Asia Pacific, South America and Africa Changes in pay across core specialisms such as analytics & data, compliance, customer services, design & tech, finance, marketing, sales and product & project Insight into the underlying factors and trends driving these changes How clients and candidates can use the data and findings to their advantage Recruitment outlook and challenges for the sector Uncategorized This webinar, in partnership with Pentasia, looks at the recently released iGB annual salary survey. The webinar took place at 15:00 GMT on Monday 16th December 2019. 6th December 2019 | By Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Produced in partnership with the sector’s largest recruiter and now in its second year with three years of available data, iGB’s annual salary survey is now the definitive annual benchmarking of sector pay. In this webinar we discuss the detail behind the headline 8.5% average pay rise with Pentasia MD Alastair Cleland and creative marketing manager Will Sawney. Tune in to learn more about: Email Address Topics: Uncategorized Webinar: The state of sector pay in 2019
2014 “COPY” BETICS Architects: Atelier de la Passerelle Area Area of this architecture project 2014 Green Cascade / Atelier de la Passerelle Project Construction Managers:GEBATSoil Investigation Consultants:FONDACONSEILReinforced Concrete Engineers:MATTEBuilding Control Consultants:SOCOTECHealth, Safety & Environmental Protection Consultants:SOCOTECLandscape Designer:Anne GardoniCity:LyonCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauText description provided by the architects. The scheme comprises 100 housing units on a large 4,000 m2 site in Lyon’s 3rd arrondissement district. It occupies the northern part of an inner suburb-type block, characterised by various architecture of different programmes, forms, massing, and construction dates. The project takes the place of the demolished former Keller-Dorian factory (built in three stages, in 1895, 1928 and 1960), which produced small metal items for engraving on metal, particularly for the rolls required in textile printing.Save this picture!Floor PlanObserving urban planning regulations, the scheme proposes a new interpretation of the urban block, which, with alternating solids and voids, succeeds in maintaining street frontage while preserving a visible, landscaped inner court that runs through from one side to the other. This large scheme is made up of five small buildings placed in a tiered garden. The simple, unified architecture is in keeping with the soft, harmonious atmosphere of the external spaces.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauWhat the client says: Nicolas Ducrohet, Programmes DirectorCogedim Grand Lyon builds around 450 homes every year. Green Cascade is a relatively large scheme. 20 apartments are for the HMF social housing agency, 2 are reserved for Habitat & Humanisme, and the remaining 78 are sold to private individuals. The scheme consists mainly of small housing units, which is a general trend in the city centre. “Construction work was completed very rapidly for the first-rate redevelopment of a polluted industrial site with high-quality homes. The architects succeeded in exploiting regulations concerning both urban planning (“URM” zone) and architecture (set-back penthouses). Everything was done to create a living environment that meets the criteria of modern comfort: the human scale of the buildings, their aspects, the balance with the garden, the housing unit modules, and the very adaptable large sunny balconies.”Save this picture!© Jérôme Ricolleau1 – Urban street frontage, landscaped inner courtRegulations concerning the “URM” zone, defined by the Local Urban Development Plan for the Greater Lyon area, suggests a principle of an urban form based on an entirely renewed conception of the urban block. The traditional urban block is closed, with continuous façades that create a linear street front while freeing an open central inner space, cut off from the street. On the other hand, the principle of the “URM” zone is based on the alternation of construction and voids. It maintains a city centre street front together with framed, highlighted views onto a landscaped inner court space. Two characteristic atmospheres respond to and complement each other: urban on the street side, and landscaped in the inner court space. Light passes through the entire constructed thickness, providing daylighting of each small block. The other specific characteristic of the “URM” zone regulations is that they allow building within the central space.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauThe scheme is made up of five small blocks, four of which are on the three streets (Rue Antoine Charial, Rue Saint Eusèbe and Rue de l’Espérance), and one low building without penthouses in the central garden area. A plinth and a garden with tiered terraces were included due to a significant difference of level (4m) between east and west.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauWhat the neighbours say:Raphaël has lived at 149 Rue Charial since 1985. No. 149 is just above the entrance to building D, which is on the corner of Rue Charial and Rue Espérance. He witnessed the demolition of the first part of the Keller-Dorian and the construction of the eight-storey building opposite. He answered my questions: “It’s a nice change! The apartment blocks remain very low in relation to the rest of the neighbourhood. The city is becoming more built-up, but it’s keeping its greenery.” Pragmatically, he added: “The building work went well. It didn’t cause any particular inconvenience… And the quality of construction appears to be very reliable!”2 – Today’s apartment housing: a place for mixingNowadays, apartment housing projects are based on the principle of providing mixed accommodation, in terms of both the range of housing units and the social mix. The housing units are divided among five plots. They are designed according to the separation of daytime and night-time spaces, always preferring a double aspect, including one side facing south. They are made up of easily adaptable large rooms, and they have large balconies.Save this picture!Courtesy of Atelier de la PasserelleWhile the four buildings facing onto streets are more or less similar in terms of the range of sizes of their apartments, the building in the inner court area is based on other principles. It only consists of single-bedroom apartments, accessible via access balconies and stairs, covered by a steel roof. The façade of this three-storey building recalls that of the penthouses, with an external skin made up of larch battens. Despite their small size, the apartments also have large balconies, which are the scheme’s distinctive features.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauIn terms of social mix, most of the scheme is designed for first-time buyers, including some subsidized homes for first-time buyers. Building A is for rented accommodation. In accordance with the Local Urban Development Plan, the penthouse, the dream roof-top home, is constructed by setting back the top floor or the top two floors in relation to the main facade. It has the advantage of minimising the building’s height as seen from the street, while also possibly concealing services plant on the roof and freeing large continuous balconies. The top floors become real houses on the roof, with commanding views. The apartments are extended by spacious balconies in timber slats laid on props. Their comfortable 2 m width makes them real outdoor lounges.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauWhat the occupants say:Marie Jane is the tenant of a small apartment on the 5th floor of 128 Rue Charial. “Aesthetically, I liked these different buildings very much. The gaps between the blocks remind me of an old building with wings separated by gardens. The wood finish goes well with the refined garden, which is planted with trees and plants that are rare in Lyon”. Léna lives in a two-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of building C: “Having moved house nineteen times, I can say that these apartments are very well designed. Our spacious balcony is very pleasant, facing due south, with no buildings looking onto it. The large shaded windows provide external views while keeping the interior very cool. The sound insulation contributes to comfort that you don’t have in old buildings.”Save this picture!© Jérôme Ricolleau3 – Playing with few effectsIn this context, the architects opted for a scheme that is discreet and unostentatious. The architectural style and the forms are simple. “Space is luxury” is a concept that ensures the occupants’ comfort. The scheme uses few materials, but high-quality materials that are carefully applied with attention to detail.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauThe buildings are composed of three strata. Firstly, a concrete plinth with a dyed and textured moulded finish is formed by a resin mould that shapes the vertical elements, giving it a dynamic visual effect, accentuated by a recessed joint. The horizontal plinth takes up the changes in level. Secondly, this ground floor supports the main body of the building, consisting of two floors of simply rendered concrete. Thirdly, these floors are topped by a single-storey or two-storey penthouse, whose external walls are covered with wooden battens placed vertically so that there are 50% voids and 50% solids, to comply with fire regulations. On the street side, the repetitive large 210 x 240 cm openings recall the style of the former factory. On the inner court side, the choice and combinations of materials produce a delicate graphic effect. A play of lines is created between the expanded metal guard rails, the horizontal sun louvers, the wood façades and the wood on balconies.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauWhat artists say:Elisabeth Berthon and Chloé Lecoup, felt artists from Morse Felt Studio, created four works that are placed in the buildings’ entrance halls. Made with felt panels mounted on frames of different sizes, they are all variations on the same theme. They integrate perfectly into the scheme with their colour, softness and plant material, in colored harmony with the floors, walls and letter-boxes. Felt is the oldest textile fabric in the world. It is a strong, non-woven, non-tearable material made with three things: wool, rubbing and moisture. Made from local wool, it is a natural material with many enviable properties: biodegradable, warm, and providing acoustic insulation. The composition of the panels is based on the migration of tannins and pigments of different qualities of dry eucalyptus leaves on the wool. “Making wool felt panels, then printing the imprints of eucalyptus leaves on them in a contemporary housing scheme that is sensitive to the comfort of non-polluting materials, searching for a better quality of life, gives meaning to our work. We want to make wool central to this search for comfort in simplicity. This is a priority of the Atelier de la Passerelle approach. The smell of the eucalyptus mixed with that of wood evokes nature in the heart of the city.”Save this picture!Courtesy of Atelier de la Passerelle4 – The garden laid out in strips reflects the pattern of plots in the neighbourhoodThe garden is one of the key elements of the scheme. Designed and laid out by the Atelier Anne Gardoni firm, it is arranged on the entire plot according to a principle of strips that reflect the neighbourhood’s inner suburb layout. Its design was guided by three principles. First of all, the optimisation of the gaps and spaces between constructions, planted with standard trees and visible from the street, creates marked contrast between architecture and nature. Then the layout in strips proposes different materials and different uses. For example, alleys between buildings or rows of bushes provide privacy for the homes. The garden includes trenches for rainwater infiltration, in the form of channels. It takes up the 4 m change in level by creating tiered terraces and freeing outdoor lounge areas on timber decking. The third point concerns the interstitial spaces between the entrance halls of buildings and the street, which are treated as “small inner courtyards” or light wells, with climbing plants, ground cover plants and a paved floor. In continuity with the landscape in strips, the roofs will be planted with sedum [stonecrap]. The harmony of the chosen materials creates a soft, calming atmosphere for a very quiet inner court area.Save this picture!© Jérôme RicolleauWhat the architect says:“When we design a scheme, the user is central to our thinking. We bear in mind the users’ comfort, and we think of how they will make this housing complex their own, and what environment they will observe every day. Above and beyond the scheme, the practical and pragmatic aspects, and the dual competencies of client and project manager required by such a scheme, we are aware that, first and foremost, we are building a place for living and for interaction. As time goes on, the users will gradually make this place their own, and “this building” will become “our building” and “our home”. So we try to “see“ through their eyes and to feel as they will feel, while respecting the surrounding urban context and complying with the client’s specifications. Our schemes are produced with great care, but no two are the same, because we choose to be guided by a rationale of composition that aims to give the project its identity.”Project gallerySee allShow lessConference: Urban Routines 2013/14EventStudents and Community Members Come Together to Construct Theater in Cape Town TownshipArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Lyon, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Green Cascade / Atelier de la PasserelleSave this projectSaveGreen Cascade / Atelier de la Passerelle “COPY” Housing France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/520250/green-cascade-atelier-de-la-passerelle Clipboard Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/520250/green-cascade-atelier-de-la-passerelle Clipboard Year: Area: 6280 m² Area: 6280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Jérôme Ricolleau+ 15 Share Building Services Engineers: PHILIPPE Quantity Surveyors: photographs: Jérôme RicolleauPhotographs: Jérôme Ricolleau, Courtesy of Atelier de la Passerelle ArchDaily Projects CopyAbout this officeAtelier de la PasserelleOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLyonHousingFrancePublished on June 29, 2014Cite: “Green Cascade / Atelier de la Passerelle” 29 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 April 2000 | News 30 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Buycharity.co.uk demo site BuyCharity.co.uk, the new e-commerce facility that enables charities to sell products and collect donations from “customers” via the Internet will be launched on June 30th. Meanwhile you can view a demonstration site. 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.
Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Public Safety Deputies Shut Down Last Illegal Pasadena Marijuana Dispensary Locks changed and Walnut Street property returned to property owner By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Friday, February 28, 2020 | 1:00 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe 11 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News The final illegal cannabis dispensary in Pasadena was forced to close on Thursday morning.“This morning Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies evicted employees of the illegal cannabis dispensary known as Kush 20 House at 1644 E. Walnut Street and returned lawful occupancy to the property owner,” said Code Commissioner Jon Pollard. “A locksmith was on site to remove the ex-tenant’s locks and install new locks for the property owner.”The operators of Kush 20 House lost a court battle last week after a judge ruled against an ex parte motion that would have stopped the eviction.The city has fought to close illegal dispensaries for several years.“As of this morning Kush 20 House Dispensary is now closed,” said Lisa Derderian. “This was the last illegally operating dispensary that was still in operation. Over the last 17 months, the City’s Marijuana Suppression Detail has now successfully shut down all of the original 19 dispensaries along with 5 other dispensaries that opened up during the last 17 months. The Detail has also closed down a grow facility during that time period as well. There are now no illegally operating dispensaries in the City of Pasadena. This represents an incredibly successful collaboration of a number of City departments and an incredible result for 17 months of work. Code Compliance and The Pasadena Police Department should also be commended for their tireless work on this.”In a 2-1 decision in December, Pasadena’s Code Enforcement Commission formally ordered the closure of Kush 20 House.In 2018, voters passed Measure CC, the city’s highly regulated process which allows only six pot dispensaries — and only one in each of the city’s seven council districts — to operate legally in Pasadena.The measure also requires dispensaries to maintain strict distance limits from schools, libraries, churches and residential neighborhoods. Nearly 200 businesses applied to do business in Pasadena.In June, The Atrium Group, Harvest of Pasadena, Integral Associates Dena, Tony Fong, Sweetwater Pasadena and MME Pasadena Retail were picked from among 122 applicants vying for permission to sell marijuana in the city.So far only Harvey and Integral have received conditional use permits.After Measure CC passed, the City Council banned so-called “nuisance,” or non-permitted dispensaries from applying for business licenses under the city’s cannabis law.“City staff will remain watchful for the presence of any other illegal cannabis dispensaries that may attempt to establish a presence in the city and take enforcement action as necessary,” Pollard said. “The employees of Kush 20 House have been removed from the premises at 1644 E. Walnut, and there is no further cannabis activity being conducted at the location.” Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday
Twitter Daylon Swearingen competes in bareback riding during the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo at Ector County Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Odessa, Texas. Facebook Local NewsGovernment UPDATE: Council to call election on board changes, struggle continues over date The Odessa City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday to call an election allowing Odessans to vote on a proposal to create a new council member elected by voters citywide and give the mayor a vote, creating a seven-member voting board.But an agenda released late Friday shows separate groups of council members struggle over whether that election should be in May or November. They are scheduled to vote Tuesday on two separate items related to the election.One, pushed by District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner and District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant, seeks to call the election for May in a single vote ahead of the Feb. 16 deadline to appear on the ballot.The council has called elections in this manner for years, but City Attorney Larry Long has argued doing so would be improper in this case on the technicality that there are no grounds for an “emergency measure” that allows the council to pass an ordinance in a single vote. But the agenda for Tuesday, which is reviewed by the legal department, nonetheless includes this option.The opposing item gives the council an option to call the election on the proposed changes for November.In the end, the council might not have a choice.A petition still being certified by the Ector County Elections Office on Friday will force the election under state law if it’s deemed valid. And organizers of the petition drive reported collecting well over the amount of signatures that the law requires. County elections officials were expected to present the results of the petition to the city on Monday.A validated petition would not give the City Council an option to refuse calling an election, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s office. And they are not allowed to pick a date. Instead they have to call the election at “the next uniform election date” — May. And the deadline for that is Feb. 16.But state law does not specify the process that a city council must follow in calling an election once it has a valid petition forcing one. And the process outlined by Long would cause the City Council to miss the May ballot deadline, leaving the next election date as November.If the petition is validated as expected, city officials say this will be the first election in Odessa forced by a petition.ORIGINAL POST 2:50 p.m., Feb. 8: The group trying to force an election so Odessans can vote on a proposal to expand the Odessa City Council by adding a new at-large council member and giving the mayor a vote turned in a petition last week, and city officials described it as an unprecedented effort.Then the city’s legal department presented a new wrinkle in the form of a council procedure that could block the May election that petitioners seek. City Attorney Larry Long, through a spokeswoman, outlined a method of calling an election that would on a technicality force the City Council to miss the Feb. 16 ballot deadline for calling an election.It would delay the election until November. And the more than 4,200 people that organizers estimated had signed the petition would have to wait.But a review of city records shows that the City Council can call the election for May during their next meeting on Tuesday — if they follow the same procedure they followed for calling at least three elections in recent years.“It vindicates the council to be able to do what the people are showing they want: For them to call the election at the next available council meeting,” said Kirk Edwards, a proponent of the proposed changes and former District 2 councilman. “Because this has been done for years.”Proponents wanted a May election. That way, if the proposal passed, Odessans could elect the new-at large councilman in November and the mayor would start getting a vote on council business in what would become a new seven-member board.And because the City Council cannot refuse to call the election once the petition is validated, calling the election should just take one meeting, said Jim Rector, who first proposed the changes and spearheaded the petition. Rector is a council appointee on the planning and zoning commission and real estate developer.But Long’s argument after the petition was filed Friday went like this: The city’s charter requires the City Council to call elections through an ordinance. Passing those requires two readings during “regular” City Council meetings, which usually fall twice a month. The problem in this case is that the ballot deadline for May is Feb. 16, and the council has only one regular meeting before then, so they cannot call the election in time.“Right now, May is not a possibility because there is only one City Council meeting,” city Spokeswoman Andrea Goodson told CBS-7 earlier this week, relaying Long’s assertion and adding that’s the case “unless the attorneys can get together and find another way to make it hit the May election.”Records show that in 2016, 2014 and 2012, the City Council called elections with only one vote as the deadline to appear on the ballot approached. The state deadline to appear to place an item on the ballot is 78 days before an election, or Feb. 16 in this case.As the 2016 ordinance states, the council called the election in one vote by “emergency measure” that allowed them to forgo the second vote. It was signed by Long after its passage.Online records of council meetings do not go back further than 2012, so it’s unclear how long calling city elections in this way has been standard practice.Approached during an Ector County Bar Association event Thursday, Long said in a brief interview he had not looked beyond 2012 and did not know. Asked if the council would call the election for May in one vote on Tuesday, Long said “at this time I don’t think there’s been a decision on that.”He said “it is a different situation between the elections” and the charter amendment but declined to elaborate, saying the city planned to issue a written statement explaining how.Verifying the signatures on the petition as registered voters falls to the Ector County Elections Office, which received the petition from City Secretary Norma Grimaldo on Feb. 2. The elections staff began vetting signatures the next day.If they determine the petition is valid by today, Grimaldo will submit the results to the City Council. At that point, the City Council cannot refuse to call an election. They cannot even choose a date.“To me, if the petition is certified within the 78 days, it shouldn’t be an issue,” District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner said. “The council should call an election.”But there is a lack of clarity in state law on how a city council must call an election once it has a valid petition.“How they order that, the process of how you get from certified petition to ordering the election, there is no clear statute on what that has to look like,” Texas Secretary of State spokesman Sam Taylor said last week. “That’s where it’s up to the city.”The City Council would have to call it for the next uniform election date. That’s May. But if they miss the deadline — and they would under the process outlined by Long — the next uniform election date is November.Chris Wray, an insurance agent who has collected signatures and helped organize the petition drive, said he was “shocked” once informed of the city’s past practices calling elections.“To me it shows that they are trying to delay and not let the people who signed the petition have their voices be heard,” said Wray adding that the city’s legal department is “trying to come up with an excuse for not calling the election when they’ve done it this way in the past.”Presented past methods of calling an election, Gardner said he and District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant would schedule a vote on Tuesday for the City Council to call a May election with a single vote by the board. Gardner said it would come to a vote if the petition forcing the council to call an election isn’t validated in time.In December, three council members combined to deny calling the May election: District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton, District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff and District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales.“The council shouldn’t stand in the way,” Gardner said. “A second reading shouldn’t stand in the way of an election, whether you have to call it as an emergency or not.”More Information 2016 agenda. 2014 agenda.2012 agenda. 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Pinterest Pinterest Man accused of depriving people of savings was “making money for the work of God” Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter WhatsApp Newsx Adverts WhatsApp A man accused of illegally depriving seven people of €177,000 savings linked up with an American financial dealer who he expected to turn 50,000 dollars into 98 million dollars in 35 days, according to emails presented in court yesterday.50-year-old Thomas Elvin, described by his own counsel as a bible-believing small Donegal farmer, told his US contact, Larry Marsella, that what they were doing was making money for the work of God and spreading the gospel.He added in one of a number of emails read at Donegal Circuit Court that what they were doing was contrary to the work of the evil one.One email from Elvin’s farmhouse home in Meencargagh, Ballybofey, said he wouldn’t tell a woman friend about what he and Marsella were doing until they raised over 20 million dollars as she might think they were doing something illegal or immoral.He asked for 15 million dollars to be raised within days at a lower rate of interest than the seven per cent offered by two other sources and he would need 174 million in the New Year and he guaranteed to repay within 10 years maximum.Other emails referred to interest rates of 25 per cent per day and Elvin’s counsel, Desmond Murphy, SC, explained the defence case was the money raised from Co. Donegal complainants was invested through forex, a way of making money or losing it in deals in split seconds in currencies.Mr Murphy said forex resulted in vast profits or vast losses. Starting with 50,000 at 25 per cent per day gave operators access to several million dollars which they would never have to pay if it went right. If it went wrong they lost the 50,000 and they had to pay several other millions. Mr Murphy added: “It’s a gigantic bet.”Elvin denies 26 counts of depriving seven people –one of whom is now dead – of funds by operating as an illegal financial advisor and theft by deception..Elvin is alleged to have committed the offences at a number of locations in Donegal town, Ballybofey and Cloghan, Co Donegal between December 2003 and March 2005.Witnesses told the court that they didn’t receive a single penny from the money invested through ElvinThe trial is expected to end on Tuesday. Previous articleHundreds turn out for protests against proposed cuts to CE SchemesNext articleMan arrested after Portrush death News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Twitter By News Highland – December 17, 2011 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Dugong has been drilled by the Deepsea Yantai, a new semi-submersible rig, owned by CIMC and operated by Odfjell Drilling The Deepsea Yantai rig is used to drill the Dugong well. (Credit: Odfjell Drilling) UK-based oil and gas company Neptune Energy and its partners have discovered hydrocarbons in the Dugong well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.Owned by CIMC and operated by Odfjell Drilling, the Deepsea Yantai, a new semi-submersible rig, is used to drill the Dugong well in license PL 882.The well is located is 158km west of Florø, Norway, in a water depth of 330 metres and close to the existing production facilities of the Snorre field and the reservoir lies at a depth of 3,250 – 3,400 metres.Neptune Energy is the operator of the Dugong wellNeptune Energy stated: “Upon entering the reservoir, logs and cuttings have identified hydrocarbons and a decision has been made to initiate coring.“The operations in the reservoir section are still at an early stage and final results are not yet available.“A contingent side-track may be drilled to further define the extent of the discovery.”The firm said that the drilling programme involves a main bore with a down-dip side track, following the results of the main bore.Neptune Energy is the operator of the Dugong well with a 40% stake, while its partners include Conced, Petrolia NOCO, and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge, with each holding a 20% stake.Recently, Neptune Energy has announced drilling has commenced on the Dugong exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.Dugong is said to be the first operated exploration well to be drilled by Neptune in the northern North Sea since the Duva discovery in 2016.The firm has also secured drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for two wildcat wells in the North Sea offshore Norway.