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  • MPICO Limited 2010 Annual Report

    first_imgMPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileMalawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is a property company with interests in property development, rentals and property management. The company owns, leases, manages and develops commercial, residential and industrial properties in major towns and cities in Malawi. MPICO’s property portfolio includes offices, high-rise buildings, residential homes, warehouses and retail outlets; providing property solutions for clients in the major towns and cities of Malawi, including Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. MPICO owns 35 commercial buildings and a selection of flats, private-lease houses and guest lodges; Its subsidiaries included Capital Developments Limited and New Capital Properties Limited. Malawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Lions 2013: 5 Things We’ve Learned. Lions v Rebels

    first_img Mait’s rate: Sean Maitland scored one of five tries for the Lions in their final midweek game v Melbourne RebelsBy Paul Williams Lions dominateTHE LIONS recorded their seventh victory in a five-try, 35-0 win against the Melbourne Rebels. It was an immensely comfortable win for the tourists, with the Rebels failing to score a point and securing just one kickable penalty – which they missed. The Lions secured 52% of the possession, 55% of the territory and their scrum was thoroughly dominant. Having received widespread criticism, the lineout functioned very well – they won 21 out of 23, with a highly respectable completion of 91.3%. After two early glitches, this provided quality possession with Richard Hibbard consistently hitting the middle and the tail. Fast, clean lineout possession coupled with an equitable approach to refereeing at the breakdown gave Owen Farrell the confidence to stand flat and consistently send strike runners over the gainline, with Sean O’Brien, Toby Faletau and Manu Tuilagi the notable recipients. Warren Gatland will be happy with that performance, but there is no more important number than zero – points the Lions conceded.Last chance saloon: should O’Brien be in the Test squad?Ambitious passing and offload gameThe Lions executed an expansive passing and offload strategy against the Rebels. Farrell stood flat and regularly attempted to hit runners in the wide channels. However, the most effective passes often came from a less obvious source. Sean O’Brien, Toby Faletau and Richard Hibbard regularly attempted short passes to supporting players. Whilst the passes didn’t always go to hand, when they did, they were effective. O’Brien’s inside pass to Manu Tuilagi started the break which led to Sean Maitland’s try. Encouraging the heavy carriers to pass before the tackle was a clever strategy. Big ball carriers set defenders, who have to set rigidly, with their feet wide apart in order to brace themselves for the impact. Failing to set properly can result in a player staring at the strip lighting on the ceiling of the medical room. However, a defender setting their body so rigidly means they are less flexible and unable to change their body position easily – hence passing to their left or right regularly takes the defender out of the game. Clever play.Skipper: Lydiate captained the LionsThe ‘invisibly’ impressive Lydiate MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 25: Dan Lydiate of the Lions runs with the ball during the International Tour Match between the Melbourne Rebels and the British & Irish Lions at AAMI Park on June 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dan Lydiate made 15 tackles against the Rebels, missing none. It was a master class in narrow channel tackling and matched the joint highest tackle count of any Lions player on this tour. Lydiate shares the record with…………himself. He also made 15 tackles against the Queensland Reds, yet Lydiate has received little praise on this tour. His selection on the Test bench was met with indifference. However, every team needs a Lydiate because anywhere between 40% and 60% of the majority of games are played without the ball. As they say, there are ‘piano players’ and ‘piano-shifters’, and Lydiate is unashamedly the latter. In fact, scrap that, Lydiate would make a terrible piano-shifter; he’d take it low around the legs and slam it mercilessly onto the floor. But he does make a devastating blindside flanker.Farrell’s faultless goal kickingSome have questioned Owen Farrell’s position on this tour. Many have opined that his tour has come four years too early and that his passing game and running game are not ready for this level of rugby. However, the same cannot be said of his goal-kicking. Against the Rebels, Farrell once again kicked 100% of his goal kicks, meaning that he has missed just one kick on tour. It has been an incredible performance with the boot and one that would surely be lauded if it wasn’t for the immaculate kicking of Leigh Halfpenny. As it stands there are no finer kickers in rugby than these two. Last chance to impressThe Rebels game was the last midweek fixture of the tour and the final chance for players to press for a Test spot. From this point onwards all team changes will be dictated by injuries and tweaks to game-plans, and the chance to impress on the field, for the majority, is now over. If this was the last chance for players to put their hands up, then Ian Evans and Richie Gray literally did. Both locks won six lineouts each and Evans also stole three of the opposition’s throws. Deciding who gets the second-row bench spot for the second Test will be difficult. Richard Hibbard carried well and his lineout work was reassuringly accurate. Sean O’Brien once again blended powerful ball-carrying with a passing game rarely seen in players with his physique. But the most impressive display came from Toby Faletau; it was the complete, modern, back-row forward’s performance. Faletau doesn’t sit in the wide channels or hide in the narrow channels, he tackles and carries all over the field. He was the second highest tackler, the pack’s leading ball carrier and beat twice as many defenders as anyone on the field. If this was the last chance to impress, Faletau and O’Brien certainly did.last_img read more

  • 2C Houses / Vaíllo – Irigaray + Eguinoa

    first_img Area:  843 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  2010 Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/403816/2c-houses-vaillo-irigaray-eguinoa Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/403816/2c-houses-vaillo-irigaray-eguinoa Clipboard “COPY” 2C Houses / Vaíllo – Irigaray + EguinoaSave this projectSave2C Houses / Vaíllo – Irigaray + Eguinoa Year:  Architects: Vaíllo – Irigaray + Eguinoa Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyHouses•Corella, Spain Photographs ArchDaily 2010 2C Houses / Vaíllo – Irigaray + Eguinoa Houses Photographs:  José Manuel CutillasCollaborators:Daniel Galar, Lucia Astrain, Borja Benavent, Luis Miguel Navarro, Juan Carlos de la Iglesia, Ángel Álvarez, Oscar Martínez, Isabel FrancoConsultants:Raquel Martínez, Marcial Lázaro, Luis ChiviteContractor:Construcciones Martínez MelladoProject Architects:Antonio Vaíllo i Daniel, Juan L. Irigaray HuarteCity:CorellaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José Manuel CutillasText description provided by the architects. As many others, all over Ribera’s (“River Bank”) landscape, meandering poplar rows normally escort the entire length of river beds and irrigation ditches. Far in the distance, river beds are spotted thanks to those winding rows: it is a gesture offered by nature as a sign of life in an arid, dry scene. Corella, a village in the Ribera of Navarra, is traversed by the ever-present Cañete, a small meandering stream that comes and goes in every corner…Save this picture!© José Manuel CutillasThe assignment of three houses for three different clients proposes a reflection about unity and diversity, about the image of both individuality and group…Save this picture!© José Manuel CutillasThe lot – traversed by Cañete River as well-, placed on the expanding boundary of the village, slopes down to the south… advantage of this circumstance is taken to arrange a house that is sheltered from the north and exposed to the south…Save this picture!© José Manuel CutillasConstructive strategy is based on digging and containing the soil by means of a longitudinal wall, then laying a glass box varying in size according to every use required by clients. Somewhere between the ground and the glass, small courtyards have been released, as if they were small air and light bubbles. On the zigzagging glass plinth, small volumes assigned to garages and studios have been sat.Save this picture!© José Manuel CutillasThe houses suggest a changing image, prompted by the façade crooked geometry and the latticework vertical movement, that offer a meandering scenery, as poplar rows do…Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessRebollar Complex / SANTOSCREATIVOS + E85Selected ProjectsFarmers Fishers Bakers / rizFormSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© José Manuel Cutillas+ 30 Share CopyAbout this officeVaíllo – Irigaray + EguinoaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCorellaSpainPublished on July 23, 2013Cite: “2C Houses / Vaíllo – Irigaray + Eguinoa” [Casas 2C / Vaíllo – Irigaray + Eguinoa] 23 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

  • Make your website del.icio.us

    first_img Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 9 February 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Is your charity’s website del.icio.us? If not it is time to get it listed on the popular social bookmarking site. Make your website del.icio.us  19 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

  • Sainsbury’s Chilli Comp Red Nose Day 2011

    first_img 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.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sainsbury’s Chilli Comp Red Nose Day 2011 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 March 2011 | Newslast_img read more

  • Imperio de E.E.U.U. libra guerra de 30 años contra Irak

    first_imgDesde la perspectiva de los jóvenes del mundo, el imperialismo estadounidense ha estado librando una guerra contra Iraq durante toda su vida. Los niños iraquíes nacidos el mismo año del comienzo de la Guerra del Golfo, que deberían estar acercándose a sus 31 años, fueron asesinados por las sanciones o las bombas impuestas por Estados Unidos. Esta guerra de 30 años moldeó la conciencia política de toda una generación.El Centro de Acción Internacional publicó este libro sobre el crimen de las sanciones de Estados Unidos a Irak.Las relaciones entre Estados Unidos e Irak desde 1990 no son las de dos estados vecinos que se disputan una frontera. Es una atrocidad continua que un imperio está cometiendo contra una nación oprimida. Es el proyecto de Washington para dominar Asia Occidental.El ‘nuevo orden mundial’, el mismo colonialismo de siempreCuando la Unión Soviética se derrumbó, también lo hizo el contrapeso que disuadía la invasión imperialista contra sus vecinos. Los estrategas estadounidenses aprovecharon esta oportunidad para reconquistar las antiguas colonias imperialistas. Su principal objetivo en Irak era controlar los recursos petrolíferos y establecer bases permanentes desde las que lanzar campañas militares en toda la región.Washington sentó primero las bases instigando el caos y debilitando a los poderes soberanos locales. Para prolongar la amarga guerra entre Irán e Irak de 1980 a 1988, que cobró más de un millón de vidas, Estados Unidos envió armas y dinero en efectivo a ambos bandos.Dos años después de que ese conflicto terminará en un punto muerto, Estados Unidos envió mensajes contradictorios a través de sus diplomáticos a Kuwait e Irak, aumentando las tensiones al tiempo que animaba al gobierno iraquí a invadir a su vecino del sur.En cuanto las tropas iraquíes cruzaron la frontera, “la trampa saltó”, escribió el analista militar Manilo Dinucci en Workers World/Mundo Obrero el 21 de enero. “Estados Unidos -que llevaba tiempo preparando la guerra, observando con satélites militares el despliegue de las fuerzas iraquíes e identificando los objetivos a atacar- formó una coalición internacional que envió al Golfo un gran ejército de 750.000 soldados bajo el mando del general estadounidense Norman Schwarzkopf”.Esta movilización masiva y la devastadora campaña de bombardeos forjaron un nuevo punto de apoyo para Estados Unidos, colocando bases en Arabia Saudí, y, en palabras del presidente George H.W. Bush, “la crisis del Golfo pasará a la historia como el crisol del nuevo orden mundial.”Durante la siguiente década, las sanciones y los bombardeos estadounidenses mataron a 1,5 millones de iraquíes, entre ellos 500.000 niños. Cuando se le preguntó sobre esta política genocida, la Secretaria de Estado Madeleine Albright dijo: “Creemos que el precio vale la pena”.El gobierno de George W. Bush inventó el pretexto para la siguiente fase de reconquista y lanzó una invasión a gran escala. Washington afirmó falsamente que Saddam Hussein se había coordinado con los planificadores de los atentados del 11 de septiembre de 2001 contra el World Trade Center y el Pentágono y que, además, estaba almacenando armas químicas, las llamadas armas de destrucción masiva. Ambas afirmaciones eran falsas.Estados Unidos comenzó a bombardear Bagdad el 19 de marzo de 2003, apuntando a los alrededores del Palacio Presidencial. Más de 200.000 soldados estadounidenses y británicos arrasaron el país, tomaron el Palacio, establecieron una “Zona Verde” de tres millas cuadradas en la capital y se prepararon para la ocupación permanente.La ocupación militar estableció un régimen títere que privatizó las instituciones del Estado iraquí, incluidas la sanidad y la educación. Disolvieron la Guardia Republicana iraquí. Eliminaron las instituciones que mantenían a los iraquíes empleados durante los doce años de sanciones.De la noche a la mañana, miles de trabajadores perdieron su única forma de ingresos. Una política conocida como “desbasificación” encarceló a los miembros del partido Baas o los purgó de las instituciones estatales restantes, incluso a los que tenían trabajos no políticos que requerían la pertenencia al partido, como los profesores.Diversas fuerzas de resistencia intentaron hacerse con el control de los recursos del país y mantener una apariencia de Estado soberano. Las tropas de ocupación estadounidenses las aplastaron con la fuerza bruta, encarcelaron a miles de trabajadores iraquíes y avivaron las divisiones entre los trabajadores por motivos étnicos y religiosos.Los escuadrones de la muerte armados por Estados Unidos vagaban por las zonas que se resistían a la ocupación. Los soldados y mercenarios estadounidenses cometieron un número incalculable de atrocidades. Las fuerzas de ocupación utilizaron tanta munición de uranio empobrecido radiactivo, especialmente en la zona de Basora, que todavía hoy nacen niños con defectos de nacimiento mortales.Otro millón de iraquíes murieron en los años posteriores a la invasión de 2003. Los capitalistas occidentales controlaban los campos petrolíferos de Iraq. Cientos de miles de soldados extranjeros patrullaban la nueva colonia.Estados Unidos trasladó el cuartel general de la colonia de la “Zona Verde” a un complejo de embajadas recién construido, el mayor de la historia de la humanidad. La ocupación estadounidense había logrado erigir una enorme fortaleza militar más grande que el Vaticano, justo en el corazón de Asia Occidental. En 2009, 16.000 soldados y personal diplomático trabajaban en la embajada de Estados Unidos en Bagdad.En medio de este caos, surgió el llamado Estado Islámico (EI). La administración del presidente Barack Obama utilizó al EI como pretexto para reanudar los ataques aéreos regulares, al tiempo que dirigía tácitamente a los combatientes del EI hacia Siria en un intento de exacerbar la guerra civil que había instigado allí. Pero después de años de derramamiento de sangre, un esfuerzo de colaboración por parte de iraquíes, iraníes, Hezbolá y el ejército sirio finalmente venció a los Estados Unidos.Aunque hay muchas menos tropas de ocupación que en el momento álgido, Estados Unidos sigue teniendo una fuerza de unos 2.500 soldados de combate en activo en Irak y 4.000 empleados en la fortaleza de la embajada estadounidense. El Departamento de Defensa emplea a más de 6.000 “contratistas de seguridad” además de los soldados de combate.Estos contratistas son conocidos por cometer crímenes de guerra contra el pueblo de Irak y, como mercenarios, reciben una excelente remuneración por ello: hasta 22.500 dólares al mes.La influencia de Estados Unidos se enfrenta a nuevos retosEn el punto álgido de su fuerza, a mediados del siglo XX, el Partido Comunista Iraquí era el mayor de la región. Pero a pesar de ser el partido político que más tiempo lleva existiendo en el país, el partido fue severamente reprimido por el régimen baasista de Saddam Hussein.Tras la ocupación estadounidense de 2003, el PCI recibió importantes críticas por participar en el régimen clientelar respaldado por Estados Unidos. En los últimos años, hay indicios de una nueva oposición, ya que los comunistas iraquíes han formado una coalición -con partidarios del clérigo chií Muqtada al-Sadr y el Partido del Movimiento Juvenil por el Cambio, entre otros- que obtuvo más escaños que cualquier otra agrupación en las elecciones parlamentarias de 2018.El 31 de diciembre de 2019, los manifestantes iraquíes asaltaron la fortaleza de la Embajada de Estados Unidos en respuesta a los ataques aéreos que destruyeron depósitos de armas pertenecientes a grupos de milicianos en Irak. La exitosa irrupción de los manifestantes en la embajada fue una tremenda muestra de coordinación y fuerza popular y fue una victoria simbólica que demostró un nuevo espíritu de resistencia contra la ocupación.Días después, la banda de Trump ordenó un ataque con drones, matando al popular general iraní Qassem Soleimani y a un líder de la milicia iraquí en suelo iraquí. Soleimani fue una figura decisiva en la derrota de EE.UU. Millones de iraquíes e iraníes marcharon en protesta y salieron a la calle para conmemorar el funeral de Soleimani.Javad Zarif, ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de la República Islámica de Irán, dijo en una entrevista (publicada en Facebook) que el asesinato criminal de una figura tan respetada marcaba un punto de inflexión permanente para la presencia militar estadounidense en el país: “Estados Unidos tiene que despertar al hecho de que la gente de esta región está enfurecida, que la gente de esta región quiere que Estados Unidos se vaya”.La China popular es otro importante aliado del pueblo iraquí a través de su Iniciativa de la Franja y la Ruta. Desde la pandemia del COVID-19, el precio del petróleo se desplomó y la economía iraquí se contrajo un 12%. La compañía petrolera estatal iraquí llegó este mes a un acuerdo de 2.000 millones de dólares para suministrar petróleo crudo a la compañía petrolera china ZenHua durante cinco años a un precio superior y permite al Estado iraquí determinar la logística y el calendario del intercambio.Solidaridad internacionalUn día, la lucha revolucionaria del pueblo iraquí por la autodeterminación nacional expulsará hasta el último soldado ocupante de Iraq. La clase obrera estadounidense tiene un papel que desempeñar en esta lucha librando nuestra propia lucha revolucionaria para hacer imposible que los capitalistas mantengan este proyecto colonial y para desarmar a la burguesía y desmantelar su maquinaria de guerra.Sencillamente, la clase obrera estadounidense y el pueblo iraquí tienen un enemigo común en el régimen imperialista estadounidense. El mismo sistema cuya policía asesina a niños negros en las calles de Filadelfia envió a sus tropas a asesinar a niños iraquíes en Faluya, Basora, Mosul y Bagdad.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • ECISD/Tech agreement may not go through; nonprofit may take over at Ector

    first_img Pinterest Pinterest Texas Tech, ECISD logos The memorandum of understanding between Ector County Independent School District and Texas Tech University College of Education as of Monday morning was apparently not sufficient to get the Texas Education Agency’s blessing.The school district had until before midnight Monday to send a contract to TEA, Spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson said. The school board was scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today.Superintendent Tom Crowe said the district found out about TEA’s rejection late afternoon or early evening Friday.“Evidently, the Texas Education Agency made a decision after looking at it some more that they changed their mind and decided that an MOU would not suffice, that they needed a fully executed contract by midnight tonight (April 30) before they would approve it and that a memorandum of understanding would not suffice,” Crowe said.Texas Tech’s legal team needed more time to thoroughly review the agreement before they could approve it, so “that became a dead issue at that point,” he added.Crowe said they talked to Robert Bleisch, a lecturer and doctoral candidate at Texas Tech College of Education, about the possibility of forming a nonprofit, which Bleisch has filed paperwork for. He said that’s what would be presented during Monday’s meeting.Crowe said Mike Atkins, the attorney for ECISD, has kept the board of trustees up on all the Ector developments.“Robert was the face of this anyway and so he’s formed a 501(c)3 and it will be basically the same service and support that was presented … to the public. It’s just that Tech officially won’t be legally responsible for the entity,” Crowe said.“We’re confident that it will operate just as we had predicted that it would when we presented it to the community,” he added.Bleisch, who also is director of Safety Net Domain for the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood Grant, presented the concept of converting Ector Middle School into a charter school to the community in April.ECISD has eight campuses on improvement required status under state accountability regulations. Ector Middle School, Noel and Zavala elementary are in their fifth year. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.Bleisch said he formed the nonprofit after it was learned TEA was not going to approve the memorandum of understanding.There was some discussion initially of whether to form a 501(c)3 or writing a memorandum of understanding. He said there will be no change to the program. It will still be a charter school.“This is different because Texas Tech is not the entity that has formed the 501(c)3. The only difference is the money flows differently. Our intent is to contract with the College of Education,” Bleisch said.He added that it will be a few months before the nonprofit becomes official, but it’s his understanding that the process can move forward while that’s happening. He said his role with Texas Tech is still under discussion.Bleisch said things like transportation, food service and special education, for example, will flow through ECISD. The district will bill the nonprofit for the services and get reimbursed, he said.Bleisch said the plan is to keep as many of the teachers and administrators as possible at Ector.He said he has had experience with school turnarounds, but not necessarily using this avenue.“We’re entering unchartered territory,” Bleisch said.Culbertson said contracting with a nonprofit would work.“They’re really trying to work with us on this,” Crowe said. “Evidently when the commissioner himself took a look at this, he decided that an MOU wouldn’t work.”He said ECISD was told by a top TEA official that it would be OK.Having known for several years that Ector was in trouble, Crowe said all along officials thought the campus would get out of IR. He said the district started the process of asking for applications to operate Ector months ago.“We have other agreements with the education department at Tech. This was the first time general counsel and everyone got involved. That’s OK. We’re working through it. I’m not going to sit around and whine and gripe. … We’re going to monitor, adjust and figure out how we’re going to make this work for the kids,” Crowe said.If this isn’t approved, Crowe said the district will put together a plan and he’ll plead their case in Austin.Culbertson said the contract was due before midnight Monday. TEA has 15 days to approve or review it.Required documents under Senate Bill 1882 are a cover letter, partnership plan proposal, a copy of an executive performance contract (which she said is basically the contract), and a partnership assurances document that sets out policies to be followed for running the school.“TEA will provide corrective feedback on policies that do not meet minimum criteria. Districts that adopt the TEA recommended model policy and charter application are eligible for automatic Phase 1 approval,” information sent by TEA said.PREVIOUS VERSION: The memorandum of understanding between Ector County Independent School District and Texas Tech University College of Education as of Monday morning was apparently not sufficient enough to get the Texas Education Agency’s blessing.The school district had until before midnight Monday to send a contract to TEA, Spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson said. The school board was scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday. Trustees had signed a memorandum of understanding April 26 and it was supposed to be sent to Texas Tech for signing in time for Monday’s deadline.Meanwhile, ECISD trustee Nelson Minyard posted on Facebook that: “The TEA is out of control they lied to us and then torpedo our partnership with Texas Tech to help our 5 year IR middle school. It was a bold (sic) face lie do not trust them with your district.”After a question from Arlo Chavira, a previous candidate for school board and other offices, saying he thought it was a done deal, Minyard replied that:“The TEA called Tech Friday night and told them the MOU we sighed (sic) Thursday was not going to do it after telling us it would be good so Tech backed out TEA said we would have to have a contract by Monday night.”Minyard, Superintendent Tom Crowe and Mike Atkins, the attorney for the school district, could not be reached for comment Monday morning.ECISD Board of Trustees Vice President Doyle Woodall said he found out about the situation Sunday afternoon. Apparently, he said, an email was sent by Atkins on Friday.Chief of Staff Brian Moersch said a statement was being worked on “to explain it all,” and that everything would be fine.“It was yesterday (Sunday) afternoon before I found out about this. I don’t know what the deal is on it. We just got an email saying they had rejected our offer. It was the MOU that they rejected. They wanted it to be a contract and Tech doesn’t feel like they can have a viable contract ready that soon,” Woodall said.He added that the Texas Tech Board of Regents was only recently apprised of the situation and needed more time to review it.Culbertson said the contract was due before midnight Monday. TEA has 15 days to approve or review it.Required documents under Senate Bill 1882 are a cover letter, partnership plan proposal, a copy of an executive performance contract (which she said is basically the contract), and a partnership assurances document that sets out policies to be followed for running the school.“TEA will provide corrective feedback on policies that do not meet minimum criteria. Districts that adopt the TEA recommended model policy and charter application are eligible for automatic Phase 1 approval,” information sent by TEA said. Facebook Twitter Local NewsGovernment Facebook WhatsApp By admin – April 30, 2018 Previous articleFive things you need to know today, April 30Next articleMan charged with threatening wife, infant with gun admin WhatsApp Twitter ECISD/Tech agreement may not go through; nonprofit may take over at Ectorlast_img read more

  • Matt Thompson Joins the Tanium Board of Directors

    first_img Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Matt Thompson Joins the Tanium Board of Directors Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Twitter Previous articleNIC Named One of Forbes’ Best Small CompaniesNext articleExpensify.org is Accepting Proposals, Awarding up to $100K to 10 Campaigns Fighting Injustice Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

  • Buying vs. Renting: A Financial Perspective

    first_img  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Buying vs. Renting: A Financial Perspective Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Assurant, Veros, and More Next: Watt: “These Conservatorships are Unsustainable” Break-even Analysis Rent rent vs. buy Zillow 2018-05-23 David Wharton David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] May 23, 2018 2,946 Views In a little under two years, owning a home becomes more financially viable than renting an identical home, according to the latest Zillow Buy-Rent Breakeven Horizon. It takes just under 1 year and 11 months for homeownership to be more beneficial than renting in the first quarter of the year, which is just over a month less than in the previous quarter. Zillow compares the cost of owning versus the cost of renting the same home, considering a 20 percent down payment, a monthly payment on a 30-year mortgage loan, current property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, 3 percent purchase costs, 8 percent selling costs, home maintenance estimates, and federal tax deductions. Zillow compares these costs to renting the same home with a deposit of one month’s rent, monthly rental payment, renter’s insurance, and 5 percent annual investment gains on the sum that would have gone toward a down payment or other homeownership expenses. It generally takes the least amount of time for homeownership to make more financial sense than renting in Southeastern markets and the longest amount of time in “pricey coastal markets,” according to Zillow. Comparing the largest U.S. markets, it takes the least amount of time to break even in Memphis, Tennessee, where it takes just 1.32 years. This compares to 3.7 years to break even on owning a home in Los Angeles, the longest time of any major U.S. metro. Portland, Oregon (3.07 years); San Francisco, California (2.98 years); Washington, D.C. (2.96 years); and San Diego, California (2.94 years), also had long break-even timelines. These markets also have high median home values. Other markets with short break-even points tend to be in the Southeast, including Birmingham, Alabama (1.39 years); Tampa, Florida (1.40 years); Orlando, Florida (1.44 years); and Atlanta, Georgia (1.45 years). In contrast to the high median home values and long break-even points on the West Coast, these Southeastern markets tend to have low median home values. All except Orlando have median home values below the national median. However, as Zillow explains, the factors contributing to the break-even point “can be complex,” ranging from purchasing transaction costs to the potential savings and investment gains that could be earned by investing the cost of a down payment. While many markets with high home values have long break-even timelines and many markets with low home values have shorter ones, there are some outliers. Hartford, Connecticut; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, all have home values near the national median. However, their break-even points range between 2.8 years and 3.23 years. Also, while the major U.S. metros tend to have break-even points between Memphis’s 1.32-years and Los Angeles’ 3.7-years, there are some smaller markets with break-even points outside of this norm. There are several smaller markets, mostly in the eastern half of the U.S., where the break-even point for owning a home is less than one year. On the other hand, it takes 7.5 years to break even on owning a home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and just over six years to break even in Riverton, Wyoming.center_img Related Articles About Author: David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Buying vs. Renting: A Financial Perspective Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Break-even Analysis Rent rent vs. buy Zillow The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

  • Covid-19: Bar Council of India Moves Supreme Court Seeking Appointment Of Nodal Authorities To Address Shortage Of Medical Frailties Faced By Legal Fraternity

    first_imgTop StoriesCovid-19: Bar Council of India Moves Supreme Court Seeking Appointment Of Nodal Authorities To Address Shortage Of Medical Frailties Faced By Legal Fraternity Akshita Saxena7 May 2021 8:32 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of India has moved a letter petition before the Supreme Court, seeking appropriate directions to alleviate the sufferings of the legal fraternity, including Advocates, Judges, their staff and families, who are affected by Covid-19. In wake of deaths of several eminent Advocates and Judges due to Covid-19 in the past few weeks, the BCI has urged the Top Court to pass directions to the Union and State Governments for providing sufficient beds and other Covid treatment facilities to the advocates, judges, their staff and families who are in the need at District and Taluka level, High Courts and wherever necessary. The Council said that it has been receiving complaints from all parts of the country that the District administration nor any of the governmental authorities are attending the calls of Advocates in need of any crisis. It is stated that several PILs have been filed regarding lack of medical and healthcare facilities, however, most of them deal with bigger cities. “We are not considering the precarious conditions prevailing at remote places. In District and Taluka places neither sufficient ambulances are available nor are there sufficient oxygen beds in hospitals. Ventilators are like a dream…,” it said. The BCI vented that during the last 14-15 months of pandemic, no official machinery has thought about the common advocates, who are ‘Officers of the Court’. “What to talk of any financial assistance, the Union or State Governments have not been able to provide proper and adequate medical services to the advocates, who are left in the lurch.” It has suggested that Nodal Officers, form amongst the Higher Judicial officers, should be appointed at all levels. These Officers may remain in touch with Bar Associations within their jurisdictions which in case of need may raise the individual grievances of lawyers. It is further suggested that these Nodal officers may be authorized and empowered to call the concerned Head of Health Department, Medical officers, Heads of the Hospitals, the Administrative and Police Head of the District for redressal of the grievances of the Advocates/their families. The calls/orders of Nodal Officers may be made binding on the authorities and should be complied with without any delay. Any ignorance, negligence or disobedience of orders/calls of Nodal officers may be treated as gross contempt and should also be treated to be gross misconduct on the part of the concerned Authorities. Further, it is urged that State Governments and District Administration may be directed to provide oxygen cylinders and ensure the oxygen supply for any Advocate or his family or staff and to the Judicial Officers, their families and court staff on the recommendations made by the concerned State Bar Council/ Bar Associations to the Nodal Officers. The Council said it does not want any special treatment in the matter of medical attention as compared to other sections of the society, but simply a graceful response from the concerned official machinery, so that there is some mitigation in the miseries and sufferings of the affected lawyers and their family members.In the past few days, Registrar General of NGT, Ashu Garg; Justice Virendra Kumar Srivastava, a sitting Judge of the Allahabad High Court and Justice Vandana Kasrekar, a sitting Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court succumbed to Covid-19 apart from several Judicial Officers and Advocates. This Tuesday, the Allahabad High Court was informed that Justice Srivastava was not taken care of hospital authorities until his condition deteriorated severely and he had to be shifted to another hospital, where he passed. Click Here To Download Letter Read LetterTagsBar Council of India Medical Facilities for Lawyers Judges COVID-19 pandemic Supreme Court of India Letter Petition Next Storylast_img read more