Ecobank Transnational Incorporation ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporation ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporation ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporation ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporation is a financial services institution offering retail, wholesale, investment and transactional banking services to government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, small- to medium-size enterprises, micro businesses and individuals in Africa and internationally. The banking group operates in the domestic, corporate and investment banking segments. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated offers a full-service product offering which ranges from current and savings accounts to business accounts and term deposits. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated also provides services for institutional banking; ranging from treasury and investment banking to commodity/trade finance, debt issuance and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and syndicated lending. The financial institution operates a network of approximately 1 200 branches and offices in the major towns and cities of Ghana. Its head office is in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporation is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Church reopens in ‘joyful scramble,’ heralds reconciliation efforts with Los…

first_imgChurch reopens in ‘joyful scramble,’ heralds reconciliation efforts with Los Angeles Diocese Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bruno Hearing, Frank J. Corbishley says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags April 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm Reconciliation is such a wonderful thing. Refreshing to read of such positive developments in the Church. Don’t know a soul involved there but it makes me so happy to see this protracted conflict resolved. Alleluia! Christ is Risen. The Lord is Risen Indeed. April 10, 2018 at 4:34 pm I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Corbishley in his sentiments, but suspect that it was simply a poor choice of words. Property David Paulsen says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (11) Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska By David PaulsenPosted Apr 10, 2018 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI April 10, 2018 at 7:09 pm I am pleased and relieved to see justice done. I am sad for the tribulations and trials they had to go through. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. Anthony Dinoto says: Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET April 10, 2018 at 10:57 pm Yes it is nice to finally get to reconciliation, but if memory serves me there is a whole other original congregation that had been in St. James since the days when she was planted. Some three hundred people including the priest. They were forced out, and were not ever part of this congregation. But I have always heard wonderful things about this new priest, I would not be surprised if she hadn’t already tried to reconcile with them. April 11, 2018 at 1:22 pm I am so happy to hear this news. I have been following the story for years (including the split) with a heavy heart. I grew up in this church, sang in the Cherub and Junior Girls’ choirs back in the 1950’s. St. James will always have a special place in my heart. We will be visiting the next time I am in Newport Beach. Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Kathryn Macek says: Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm So happy for St James. Bless this congregation Oarishoner from St Martin’s Providence RI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Alda Marsh Morgan says: Rector Knoxville, TN John Fortunato says: Featured Events April 10, 2018 at 6:13 pm I’m hopeful the author didn’t mean anything by “forced.” Here in La Grande, Oregon, in the Diocese of Eastern Oregon, we participate in regular joint services (including Good Friday and Epiphany) with four other ‘mainline’ denominations! We are all one in Christ, after all. Congratulations to the people of St. James! God bless your ministry. Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA April 10, 2018 at 9:24 pm You are correct, Frank. That was not an accurate depiction, due to imprecise language, not from any intention to insult. The church was forced to find a place to worship and CHOSE to worship with the Baptist congregation. I made that adjustment in the story. Thanks for pointing it out. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Elisabeth Gilmore says: Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Keith Gardner says: Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA April 10, 2018 at 9:21 pm That is a good point, Kathryn. The church was forced to find a place to worship and CHOSE to worship with the Baptist congregation. I made that adjustment in the story. Thanks. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Rev. Cindy Voorhees receives an ovation April 8 during announcements at the first Eucharist held inside St. James Episcopal Church in Newport Beach, California, since 2015. Photo: Lissa Schairer[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal congregation in Southern California that had been barred from its church for three years amid a property dispute with the diocese has returned to the church with a spirit of reconciliation and hope.Families are inundating the church with requests for baptisms and weddings, the congregation is ramping up its outreach ministries, and on April 8 worship services resumed at the Newport Beach church for the first time since 2015. What was St. James the Great is now known simply as St. James Episcopal Church.“It’s like a second startup, so we’re scrambling. But it’s a joyful scramble,” the Rev. Cindy Voorhees, who leads the congregation at St. James, told Episcopal News Service. “We feel like we’re back home. It’s just time to thrive again, and we’re really just focusing on our mission and ministry of outreach.”She got the keys to the church a couple weeks ago to inspect the structure for any maintenance requirements. Then last week, in preparation for the Eucharist on April 8, 25 to 40 volunteers showed up for five straight days to help clean the church, washing windows, vacuuming floors, scrubbing bathrooms. Voorhees and her staff are still working to get phone, internet and other services fully restored.Many have described being back in the church as “surreal,” Voorhees said, and the mood among the 300 or so at the Eucharist was “extremely joyful.”Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop John Taylor delivers a sermon April 8 at St. James Episcopal Church in Newport Beach, California. “Welcome home, people of St. James Episcopal Church,” he said. Photo: Lissa SchairerDiocese of Los Angeles Bishop John Taylor preached the sermon. His episcopacy paved the way for the congregation to return to the church. He addressed the property dispute in the sermon, saying negotiations made it hard for him and other church leaders to fulfill their roles as pastors.“We are reclaiming our pastorship this morning,” Taylor said, drawing a parallel between Jesus’ resurrection and the congregation. He repeatedly invoked a theme of reconciliation.“We are inviting everyone in our diocese to come home to a new sense of belonging, of being at home with one another in the diocesan family,” he said. “Reconciliation, my friends, is for any herder who has squabbled with another one.”The property had been at the heart of disciplinary proceedings last year against Taylor’s predecessor, Bishop J. Jon Bruno, for his attempts to sell the church building. Members of St. James the Great had been forced to worship in a Newport Beach Civic Center community room while the property remained in dispute.The disciplinary hearing panel found Bruno guilty of the St. James complainants’ allegations and said he should be suspended from ordained ministry for three years because of misconduct. Bruno retired at the end of November, and Taylor took over as diocesan bishop on Dec. 1.In November, the Diocese of Los Angeles released a statement outlining a plan for future use of the church property, including the eventual resumption of worship services there by the congregation. The diocese plans to use part of the facility for its Redeemer Center for Diocesan Ministries.The diocese also committed to helping St. James regain mission status. For now, it is a mission station with Voorhees as bishop’s chaplain. She hopes the diocesan convention in December will consider granting mission status.Until then, St. James has plenty to do. Although it had continued to pursue outreach ministries while worshipping at the Civic Center, it now will be able to resume after-school programs and step up other initiatives serving children in the area.About 300 people attended Eucharist on April 8 at St. James Episcopal Church in Newport Beach, California. The congregation had previously been barred from the church due to a property dispute with the diocese. Photo: Lissa SchairerAnd Voorhees said the church has a backlog of baptisms to schedule – her own 2-year-old granddaughter among them. Not many families wanted to hold baptisms in the Civic Center, so they waited and hoped.St. James also is fielding a sudden barrage of calls about weddings. It is located next to a boutique hotel, which makes it something of a destination for engaged couples planning their ceremonies and receptions, Voorhees said.This is a big change from just a couple weeks ago, when the congregation was forced to find a temporary place of worship for Good Friday and chose to join with a local Baptist church, and it celebrated Easter with a Eucharist at the Civic Center. Things are starting to return to normal, though Voorhees said her congregation remains committed to reconciliation work with the diocese.“There’s rebuilding that has to go on, and I think that everyone is willing and wanting to do that,” she said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Beverly Allen Van Zandt says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA April 10, 2018 at 5:56 pm Great news for all of us who’ve been following this story. A real Resurrection tale. Louise Bower says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 April 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm Very good news, and overall good article! But I was startled to read in the penultimate paragraph that the congregation was “FORCED to join with a local Baptist Church to worship Good Friday.” (Emphasis added.) What an insulting thing to say about those Baptists who welcomed our folks to join with them! Yes, it may have been disappointing not to follow our BCP rite for Good Friday, but could there not be a better way of putting this. Ecumenical cooperation is a blessing, not a curse. David Paulsen says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

This Day in History: Jaws released

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter This Day in History: June 20th, 1975From The History Channel Please enter your comment! Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 1 COMMENT TAGSHistory ChannelJawsThis day in history Previous articleApopkan enters race for House District 31 seatNext articleFor Alzheimer’s caregivers, knowledge is power Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The movie Jaws terrorized me! Jaws also was the cause of huge numbers of sharks being caught and slaughtered, because of the terror instilled in people who watched the movie. God bless Katherine the Great White Shark who is cruising up and down the eastern coastline of Florida right now as I type. She is out there somewhere, and is being tracked, so if you go to the beach and venture into the ocean be careful! Chomp chomp……tastes like chicken! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. June 20, 2016 at 9:45 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000  On this day in 1975, Jaws, a film directed by Steven Spielberg that made countless viewers afraid to go into the water, opens in theaters. The story of a great white shark that terrorizes a New England resort town became an instant blockbuster and the highest-grossing film in movie history until it was bested by 1977’s Star Wars. Jaws was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category and took home three Oscars, for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Sound. The film, a breakthrough for director Spielberg, then 27 years old, spawned three sequels.The film starred Roy Scheider as principled police chief Martin Brody, Richard Dreyfuss as a marine biologist named Matt Hooper and Robert Shaw as a grizzled fisherman called Quint. It was set in the fictional beach town of Amity, and based on a best-selling novel, released in 1973, by Peter Benchley. Subsequent water-themed Benchley bestsellers also made it to the big screen, including The Deep(1977).With a budget of $12 million, Jaws was produced by the team of Richard Zanuck and David Brown, whose later credits include The Verdict (1982), Cocoon (1985) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Filming, which took place on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, was plagued by delays and technical difficulties, including malfunctioning mechanical sharks. Jaws put now-famed director Steven Spielberg on the Hollywood map. Spielberg, largely self-taught in filmmaking, made his feature-length directorial debut withThe Sugarland Express in 1974. The film was critically well-received but a box-office flop. Following the success of Jaws, Spielberg went on to become one of the most influential, iconic people in the film world, with such epics as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), ET: the Extra-Terrestrial (1982),Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler’s List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). E.T., Jawsand Jurassic Park rank among the 10 highest-grossing movies of all time. In 1994, Spielberg formed DreamWorks SKG, with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. The company has produced such hits as American Beauty (1999), Gladiator (2001) and Shrek (2001).For more information on this subject, and for videos go here. Reply Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Bangkok TRYP Residential Building / Somdoon Architects

first_img “COPY” Bangkok TRYP Residential Building / Somdoon ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBangkok TRYP Residential Building / Somdoon Architects Apartments Projects 2016 Architects: Somdoon Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSomdoon ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsKhet ChatuchakOn FacebookKhet Phaya ThaiThailandPublished on April 30, 2020Cite: “Bangkok TRYP Residential Building / Somdoon Architects” 30 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Photographs Thailand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Nattapong Pongpibul+ 25Curated by Hana Abdel Share Year:  Area:  1650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hafele, Fameline products, RODENA, TrimbleDesign Team:Punpong Wiwatkul, Thitipan Chueasaward, Nutchanun Boontassaro, Panit Limpiti, Waraluk Panthongkham, Sumet KamolsiriwatInterior Design Team:Jadesupa Pipatsuporn, Kitiya DicharatClients:Teep Property Company LimitedCity:Khet Phaya ThaiCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nattapong PongpibulRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. Bangkok TRYP is a mixed residential project, and located in the city center with slight green space. Thus the design aims to create green environment for its residents and neighbors, by integrating a ‘vertical gardens’ into the building while expressing building programs; lobby, spa and parking area are on 1st floor, service apartment units on 2nd-4th floor, common facility on 5th floor and owner’s private residences on 6th and 7th floor.Save this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanSave this picture!South elevationSave this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanThe staircases, lift and corridor are located on north of the building facing with a high-rise building neighbor. The singled loaded corridors on the apartment floors are semi-outdoor space with 3-storey open well, allowing natural light to reach 1st floor lobby. Most of service apartment are open to better view on West and South. The medium-height trees and shrubs are planted along the building façade and mixed with aluminum screens covering the air-condensing units. They are not only act as sun shading device, but also bring landscape closer to the residents. All common facilities are on the 5th floor partitioning the owner’s floors above from the rental units below. The swimming pool is extended to the edge of the building for a pleasant view, while the gym is located at the front to have both swimming pool and garden views.Save this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanThe 2 top floors present in a distinguished gabled-roof form, like a house sitting on top of the building. The main living room space follows the roof shape to achieve maximum height allowed. As the house mostly facing south, the openable aluminum screens are proposed to cover it entirely.  The screen, which is in is in warm wood-brown color, does not only filter the sunlight and heat for the house, but also give the owners privacy with a pleasant view at the same time.Save this picture!© Nattapong PongpibulProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Monsaraz / Aires MateusSelected ProjectsLR2 House / Montalba ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:31 Soi Phahonyothin 3, Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Khet Phaya Thai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, ThailandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Nattapong Pongpibul, Ketsiree Wongwan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyApartments•Khet Phaya Thai, Thailand Bangkok TRYP Residential Building / Somdoon Architectslast_img read more

Institute of Fundraising survey on impact of recession

first_img  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising is asking charities to take part in a survey into the impact of the recession on charities and fundraising.The research is being undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. It is designed to support charities’ plans for the future by looking into the potential impact of an economic slowdown, or recession, on fundraising organisations.Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, said: “If you haven’t already taken part in this survey, please do make this a priority over the next week. It is very important that there is as much input as possible into this piece of research work, which aims to inform understanding of the current economic climate as fully as possible.”The closing date for contributions is 5th November 2008. Howard Lake | 30 October 2008 | News Institute of Fundraising survey on impact of recession 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: credit crunch Giving/Philanthropy Institute of Fundraising recession Research / statisticslast_img read more

Information ministry slaps three-month ban on weekly in double penalty for libel

first_img Follow the news on Belarus News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Organisation RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go furthercenter_img May 28, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News News December 1, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Information ministry slaps three-month ban on weekly in double penalty for libel News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders protested to the information ministry after it slapped a three-month ban on independent weekly Birzha Informatsii, over an article for which its editor and co-founder Elena Rovbetskaya has already been fined.The worldwide press freedom organisation complained of harassment of the independent press in general and of the weekly in particular and called for the suspension to be lifted, in a letter to the minister, Vladimir Rusakevich.The paper was suspended for “violating media law” after it carried an article on 9 September headlined “Treason in the name of the people”, in which Rovbetskaya said that a referendum on reform of the constitution, allowing President Lukachenko to seek a third term, was a “challenge to society”. She added that to call for such a referendum, “one would need not just to have no conscience but a Godlike scorn for plebeians”.Rovbetskaya was sentenced on 30 September by a regional court in Grodno in the west of the country to a fine equivalent to 500 euros, representing six months salary, for “insulting the honour and dignity of the president”.Then on 24 November, the information ministry simultaneously issued a warning to Birzha Informatsii and ordered its suspension, although legally the newspaper should have had a month to appeal against the warning.Some dozen independent newspapers were suspended on bogus bureaucratic grounds ahead of the October referendum and legislative elections in a wide-ranging crackdown against the media. May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Council Approves Raises for Some Employees Via Consent Calendar

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment The City Council passed a 14-item consent calendar that includes a 1% pay increase for Pasadena’s 161 firefighters represented by the Pasadena Fire Fighters Association (PFFA).According to a city staff report, the prior three-year memorandum of understanding between the City and the PFFAexpired on June 30.“Negotiations for a successor contract with the PFFA began in February 2020, and discussions on economic items were suspended in March 2020 due to the immediate and significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic was projected to have on the City’s budget along with the ongoing uncertainty including long-term impact. The parties continued to communicate for several months primarily to discuss non-economic items, and agreed to extend the existing contract for three months to September 30, 2020,” the report states.Firefighters will also receive a one-time, lump-sum payment equal to the value of 1% of base pay for the period from July 6 through Feb. 28.A separate item on the consent calendar also grants the seven members of the Pasadena Fire Management Association the same pay raise and one-time payment.Separate items on the consent calendar provide pay raises for engineers working in the city’s Water and Power Department.Other nonrepresented city employees would also receive increases.Councilmember Tyron Hampton abstained from voting on the raises and pointed out he did not think it appropriate, as so many local residents continue to struggle during COVID-19.Hampton expressed support of the city’s employees.“I’m not comfortable voting in the affirmative, but I believe our city employees do fantastic work,” he said.The sweep motion also passed a contract for a maximum of $325,000 with a maximum term of five years between the city and Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. to furnish and deliver calibration and industrial gases for the Water and Power Department. The City Council could also accept a Jan. 19 bid submitted by Henkels & McCoy, Inc., for Fiber Optic Installation. The contract will not exceed five years, or until $2 million has been expended, whichever comes first.The City Council also authorized City Manager Steve Mermell to enter into a $179,520 contract with KLDiscovery Ontrack, LLC for planning and migration services of archive email data to Microsoft Exchange Online cloud services.Mermell is also authorized to extend the term of the city’s contract with CentralSquare Technologies LLC, OBA: Superion LLC from Feb. 25 to June 30 for false fire alarm billing and collections services. The contract will be increased from $74,999 to $124,999.A $380,000 contract with Comet Electric Inc. providing a video detection system and fiber optic communications for an intelligent transportation system phase I.A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) provides a 1% salary increase effective March 1 and a one-time, lump-sum payment equal to the value of 1% of base pay for the period July 6, through Feb. 28.IUOE represents 19 full-time employees who work at the city Power Plant for the Water and Power Department.A sweep vote also provided 1% pay increases for the sworn safety classifications of police chief, deputy police chief, fire chief, and deputy fire chief and all non-sworn classifications except the following: Classifications with a minimum hourly rate tied to the minimum wage.The hourly rates for the classifications of city service worker- lead ambassador and lifeguard will be increased by $1 per hour, from $15.50 to $16.50 and $15 to $16, respectively, in order to reduce compaction with lower classifications created by increases to the minimum wage.The step schedule for community service specialists will be adjusted by approximately $2.50 per hour to reduce compaction with lower classifications created by increases to the minimum wage as well as provide internal alignment in the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.A contract with Batza and Associates will be increased by $25,000 for a revised not-to-exceed amount of $99,999. The company would continue to provide personnel-related investigative services.The city manager will enter into a contract with Titan Disposal Co. not-to-exceed $721,552 for an initial period of one year with an option for three additional one-year terms at $721,552 per year subject to the approval of the city manager. If the three additional one-year terms are exercised, the total contract amount will be $2,986,208.The city is also seeking the extension of a Bank America Letter of Credit related to the variable rate demand refunding certificates of participation.Finally, the quarterly cleanup of the budget will amend the fiscal year (FY) 2021 adopted operating budget by a net amount of $288,512 and increase the citywide total full-time equivalents (FTE) by four limited-term FTEs; and authorize the city manager to enter into a contract with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division, California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) to accept and administer grant funds on behalf of the city of Pasadena. 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 Subscribe Your email address will not be published. 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You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Council Approves Raises for Some Employees Via Consent Calendar Engineers, firefighters and some police officers will see pay hikes STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, February 22, 2021 | 2:50 pm Top of the News Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Dogs, cow box and mobile home among items stolen

first_imgNewsCrime & CourtDogs, cow box and mobile home among items stolenBy Staff Reporter – June 22, 2018 1725 Print Linkedin Warrants yield €1.2 million worth of drugs for Limerick Gardaí Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge Twitter Email Advertisement A COW box and a mobile home were taken in two separate thefts that Garda in Limerick are investigating.The mobile home was taken from a yard in Ballingarry and has prompted Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Ber Leetch to issue a warn caravan and mobile home owners to ensure they are properly secured.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “My advice is to secure the mobile home by clamping it. These clamps are very difficult to remove and would take time so the thief would be delayed and hopefully give up for fear of being discovered,” she explained.Separately, Gardaí are investigating the theft of a twin axle, aluminium dipped cow box from a yard in Clonlara.“This is a unique cow box as it was custom made. We are appealing to farmers to mark their farm property. This makes it difficult for thieves to sell it on and it can often be abandoned by them,” Sgt Leetch said.“Gardaí may then be in a position to identify the owner from the markings and return it to them. Also, anybody who is offered these items for sale to please contact their local Garda station.”In another incident, three dogs were taken from a locked run at the side of a home in Abbeyfeale. The dogs are chipped but this is only beneficial if they are found and brought to a vet.“I want dog owners to be aware of this theft so that they might put extra safety measures around their valuable dogs and obviously I don’t just mean the monetary value but in this case, it was two Chihuahua and a Pekingese that were taken,” Sgt Leetch added.Read more crime news stories here. Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleU-21 hurlers surrender crown after humbling defeat to TipperaryNext articleThis week in Pictures June 23, 2018 Staff Reporter Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognappers TAGSCrimedogGardahomepettheft Students warned of rental scams in Limerick WhatsApp Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury last_img read more

Buncrana fire under control, Main Street still closed

first_img Twitter Twitter Buncrana fire under control, Main Street still closed Facebook Pinterest Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp By News Highland – February 4, 2019 Google+center_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Previous articleLaghy – Pettigo Road funding is vitally important – NeachtainNext articleCouncil orders demolition of “illegal” Lifford filling station News Highland Pinterest A fire at a commercial premises on Buncrana’s Upper Main Street is under control, but the area remains sealed off with fire brigade personnel still at the scene. There were no injuries.The fire broke out at a shop adjacent to the Plaza venue shortly after 9pm last night.Fire units from Donegal and Derry are involved in the major operation.Donegal County Council say that due to the fire, the Main Street is closed from Westend to Market Square. Ferris lane and all footpaths at upper Main Street are closed for public safety reasons. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications last_img read more

FBI opens an investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor

first_imgDue to a number of media requests, FBI Louisville is issuing the following statement.— FBI Louisville (@FBILouisville) May 21, 2020The police said they knocked several times before using a ram to open the door and were allegedly met with gunfire. Walker was charged with shooting Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the leg.Taylor was accused of accepting USPS packages for an ex-boyfriend who police were investigating as an alleged drug trafficker and used her address, according to the warrant.Mattingly and Officers Brett Hankinson and Myles Cosgrove were placed on administrative reassignment pending an investigation and are named as defendants in the lawsuit. An investigation is also being conducted by the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Public Integrity Unit.Louisville Police Department Chief Steve Conrad said at a press conference after the shooting the officers who worked with their criminal interdiction unit did not wear body cameras.Conrad announced his retirement on Facebook Thursday after a “40-year career in law enforcement” but will continue to work until June 30 on administrative duties. Col. Rob Schroader will come on as the interim chief on July 1.“You all are weathering a lot right now and I know how challenging this is. Approach this as we approach all our struggles — as a team. Look out for each other,” wrote Conrad on the Facebook post. “Show compassion to the community, even when it might not be shown to you.”Palmer’s attorneys Ben Crump, Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker saw Conrad’s announcement as a “resignation.”“[It] was a significant step forward in getting justice for Breonna Taylor, her family, and the city of Louisville. But this is just the beginning of that journey,” the attorneys said in a joint statement. “We look forward to further investigation, including by the FBI, into the chain of events that led to Breonna’s tragic and preventable death.” Breonna Taylor FamilyBy CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The FBI in Louisville, Kentucky, has opened an investigation into the police-involved shooting death of front-line worker Breonna Taylor.Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were sleeping inside their Springfield Drive apartment on March 13 when officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department attempted to execute a “no-knock” search warrant.Three plainclothes officers opened Taylor’s front door and “blindly” opened fire into their apartment, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in April by Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer.Taylor, a licensed EMT, was shot at least eight times and died.“The FBI will collect all available facts and and evidence and will ensure that the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough and impartial manner. As this is an ongoing investigation, we are not able to comment further at this time,” said Special Agent in Charge Robert Brown in a statement on Thursday. MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN #BreonnaTaylor case! We will not rest until everyone involved is held accountable and we get #JusticeForBre!!— Benjamin Crump, Esq. (@AttorneyCrump) May 21, 2020Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more