NEST names its fund managers

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For It THE new national pension scheme said it has appointed UBS, State Street and BlackRock to run five investment mandates likely to be worth billions of pounds.The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) said UBS Global Asset Management will run an equity mandate, State Street will run two bond funds while BlackRock will take charge of a cash and mixed asset funds. All the funds will track indices and are likely to amount to billions of pounds, holding the pension savings of millions of British workers. Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Connecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her Show Comments ▼ KCS-content center_img Thursday 3 February 2011 8:04 pm NEST names its fund managers whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgSwan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSwan Life Limited (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Limited) offers services such as life assurance, pensions, actuarial, and investment businesses in Mauritius. The company also provides life, car, home, health, travel, and boat insurance products, education and retirement plans, investment plans, wealth management, and stockbroking services for individuals. Swan Life Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Swan Life Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Equity Bank Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Equity Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

KANHA 161 House / Boyancé Arquitectura + Edificación

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Chablekal, Mexico Architects: Boyancé Arquitectura + Edificación Area Area of this architecture project Mexico Manufacturers: Cemex, Acerofertas y Acerounion, Jasso y Ferrecabsa, Millet KANHA 161 House / Boyancé Arquitectura + Edificación Area:  495 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  David Cervera Castro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY”center_img KANHA 161 House / Boyancé Arquitectura + EdificaciónSave this projectSaveKANHA 161 House / Boyancé Arquitectura + EdificaciónSave this picture!© David Cervera Castro+ 26 Share 2016 Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© David Cervera CastroText description provided by the architects. The land is located in the Yucatan Country Club Golf Club, an real state development of controlled access settled on a surface of more than 330 hectares, located in Cha-blekal, commissary to the north of the municipality of Mérida, which houses interior different residential proposals arranged around a golf course, many variety of gardens and numerous lakes.Save this picture!© David Cervera CastroRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedThe area for the development of the project is located in front of the golf course of the complex so it has a privileged view of it; and it has a surface of 778m², of which it has 20.00 meters of front and 38.90 meters of bottom with orientation east – west.Save this picture!© David Cervera CastroTaking into account the needs of the user and the environment, the program was resolved in two architectural plans giving a total area of ​​536.92m².Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanThe concept of the house was to create the large social block overlooking the golf course, with a terrace, which, by orientation, is given a treatment to block it from the sun, but at the same time to be able to enjoy the view. It is located a central patio located to the north of the used land to be able to create a crossed ventilation inside this one and to be able to open all the spaces of the interior, creating views towards the golf course and the patio; the services were located in the southern part of the land as buffer of the house. On the upper floor, the bedrooms are located in a totally prívate area. The program was solved in an area of ​​536.92m².Save this picture!© David Cervera CastroThe main façade faces the west, so a very private and closed image was created, which in turn makes the house open to the interior. On the upper floor the bedrooms are located in a totally private area.Save this picture!© David Cervera CastroProject gallerySee allShow lessClément Blanchet Architecture Designs Agriculturally Inspired Research Center for Ca…Unbuilt ProjectElizabeth de Portzamparc Unveils New Skyscraper Manifesto With Competition Winning T…Unbuilt Project Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBoyancé Arquitectura + EdificaciónOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChablekalMexicoPublished on December 21, 2017Cite: “KANHA 161 House / Boyancé Arquitectura + Edificación” 21 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDailylast_img read more

House CM / Además arquitectura

first_imgHouse CM / Además arquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse CM / Además arquitectura Manufacturers: Aberturas Carlu, Casa Armando, Kromacolor, Marmoleria Alvarez, San Pietro Laminas, Sanitarios del Norte, WebberStructure:Eng. Andres MoscatelliArchitect In Charge:Leandro A. GalloCity:CanningCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. This house, located in a 1400 sqm plot inside a golf and country club, is to be inhabited by a family of four. Due to its location, strong constraints about shape, materials, and pitched roofs narrowed the project possibilities from scratch. Starting with this constraints the design process consisted in studying the archetypical shape of a house and its different possibilities.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe initial request for a traditional hip-roofed volume turned into two separated ones where the “roof” and the “walls” merge into the same element. The overall concept of the house attempts to discuss pre-established statements, not only regarding its elements such as “floor”-“wall”-“roof” but also about traditional programmatic configurations. Rethinking the position of the “quincho”, typically detached from the house, as well as the connection between the public and private areas.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThese different programmatic spaces are combined and split suggesting non-traditional layouts are also possible. This idea of fragmentation increases the connection between inner and outer spaces throughout the house. By opening the volume a void is created, the inner patio, which acts as the first instance of the promenade brings the surrounding landscape into the house. Once inside, a big, homogenous space contains the kitchen, the dining and the living space all in one. The high and pitched ceiling makes reference to the outer form. Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteA glass corridor that drives through the access patio is the nexus between the “quincho”, the laundry and the gym spaces. The staircase, stroked by a cenital light leads to the private areas: on one hand the main bedroom, which overlooks to the golf court and on the other, two bedrooms that dialogue with the street and the inner patio. Both volumes that remind the archetypical form, are cladded with just one material, travertine, enclosing a solid and simple way of living. Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessU.S. Mayors Join Coalition for New Buildings to be Net-Zero by 2030Architecture NewsAndres Gallardo Captures Copenhagen’s Surreal and Colorful Geometric FormsArchitecture News Share ArchDaily Area:  427 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Argentina “COPY” House CM / Además arquitectura Architects: Además arquitectura Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Canning, Argentina Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 31Curated by Danae Santibañez Share “COPY” Houses Year:  CopyAbout this officeAdemás arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCanningArgentinaPublished on September 01, 2018Cite: “House CM / Además arquitectura” [Vivienda Unifamiliar CM / Además arquitectura] 01 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Rory McIlroy pledges up to £500,000 for Mencap Northern Ireland

first_imgRory McIlroy pledges up to £500,000 for Mencap Northern Ireland Tagged with: Celebrity matched giving Northern Ireland 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 Howard Lake | 12 June 2015 | Newscenter_img The Rory Foundation, the charitable foundation set up by world number one golfer Rory McIlroy, has pledged £250,000 for Mencap Northern Ireland with the possibility of a further £250,000 if they can match the donation.The donation will go towards Mencap’s Big Step Forward appeal which is raising money for a new facility in Belfast for children with learning disabilities. Mencap launched the appeal in 2014 to raise £1.7million to build, equip and run the new centre by January 2016.According to Mencap the appeal has raised £1.2 million so far. The second pledge of £250,000 will be provided by the Rory Foundation if the charity matches that sum from other sources.Last year the Foundation donated £1 million to open a new support centre for children with cancer, Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, County Down, a therapeutic short-break centre.At the end of May The Rory Foundation hosted the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at the Royal County Down Golf Club. Rory McIlroy – photo: Edbalaun on  47 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Dame Kelly Holmes announced as Fundraising Convention plenary speaker

first_img  276 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Advertisement  275 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 15 May 2019 | News Dame Kelly Holmes announced as Fundraising Convention plenary speaker AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 The Institute of Fundraising has announced that Dame Kelly Holmes will be Fundraising Convention’s plenary speaker on Wednesday 3 July.As well as an Olympian, Holmes is a motivational speaker with expertise in mental health issues and the founder of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, which supports disadvantaged young people and athletes across the UK.The athlete has set, and still holds, the British records in the 600m, 800m and 1000m, and is an Olympic, Commonwealth and European champion who has achieved seven Gold, eight Silver and four Bronze medals throughout her career. This includes a double win in the 800m and 1500m at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where she became the first Briton in over 80 years to do so.She has also won BBC Sports Personality of the Year, European Athlete of the Year and been honoured with a Damehood from the Queen and appointed Honorary Colonel of the Royal Armoured Corps.However, before Dame Kelly started winning gold medals, her career was overshadowed by injury and disappointment. In her talks she draws on how she found the determination and dedication to overcome this, and also uses information from her life as a physical training instructor in the British Army, as well as her athletics career and role as The National School Sport Champion, to highlight the importance of sport and self care. Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

On the picket line

first_imgContract fightback at Coca-Cola bottling plant in AlabamaA multiracial force of 275 drivers, salespeople, merchandisers, clerks and mechanics went on strike against the Coca-Cola Bottling Company United on Aug. 9 in Robertsdale, Ala. Represented by Teamsters Local 991, workers raised handwritten signs protesting the bosses’ obscene demands to cut new hires’ pay by $6 to $8 an hour and raise insurance costs. They also cited unfair labor practices. Their contract expired July 15.“When Coca-Cola United insisted on cutting wages and wouldn’t listen to us at the bargaining table, we felt we had no choice,” said union steward David Stephens. (, Aug. 9) But even without a new contract, the workers resumed their jobs Aug. 20 because they didn’t want to hurt “good relationships with their customers.” As Stephens noted, “We care about the community, but Coca-Cola United doesn’t seem to.”As the largest privately held bottler in North America, with estimated $2.2 billion in yearly sales, Coca-Cola United could well afford to offer a good contract. Jim Gookins, secretary-treasurer of Local 991, noted: “The wealth inequality in America is staggering, and Coca-Cola United is a prime example of how the one percent hoovers up money from the rest of us. … For a rich corporation to demand cuts to workers’ wages is a slap in the face to workers, their families, and our communities.” (, Aug. 20)Coca-Cola United’s treatment of the workers falls flat, but union pushback and solidarity can change the equation.NYC construction workers protest sports mogul’s lawsuitNew York construction workers took to the streets Aug. 22 to protest against Miami Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross. He heads a billion-dollar real estate business, Related Companies, which is building the ritzy Hudson Yard development. Ross sued union workers in the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York in early March, according to Crain’s, “in an effort to break the grip of the most powerful labor organizer and lobbying group in the city’s unionized construction industry.” (March 22) Ross claims the council bilked his company out of $100 million during the first phase of the $20 billion job. The Related company is seeking to complete the second half of the project with an open shop — non-union labor — which the workers vehemently oppose.“Construction workers are risking arrest today to stand up against unscrupulous, anti-union developers like @RelatedCos who place workers in unsafe conditions and deny them the respect they deserve on the job,” tweeted the N.Y. Central Labor Council. Several protesters, wearing Dolphins-colored T-shirts that read “Step Down Steve,” were arrested outside National Football League headquarters on Park Avenue.The protest accused Ross of condoning “racism, sexism and union busting” through his development business. Targeting Ross’s seat on the NFL’s so-called “social justice” committee was a clever way to draw attention to labor’s cause and show solidarity with unionized NFL players who choose before games to protest racist violence and police murders of Black and Brown people.Trump illegally gutted federal workers’ rights, violated labor contractsA federal judge ruled Aug. 24 that President Trump violated the U.S. Constitution and laws providing federal checks and balances when his administration tried to deny more than 2 million federal workers their legal right to union representation. The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union representing some 700,000 federal government employees, filed two lawsuits challenging Trump’s May 25 executive orders. “President Trump’s illegal action was a direct assault on the legal rights and protections that Congress specifically guaranteed to the public-sector employees across this country who keep our federal government running,” said AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. (, Aug. 24)However, the executive orders were felt months before they were officially issued when the Department of Education threw out its contract with 3,900 AFGE members in March. Since May, other agencies, including the Social Security Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs, both of which have large numbers of Black and women workers, tried to comply. Cox urged all agencies “to restore all previously negotiated contracts and to bargain in good faith … as required under the law.”Women workers protest Kavanaugh nominationThe Coalition of Labor Union Women and the National Domestic Workers Alliance were joined by several unions protesting outside the Supreme Court on Aug. 22 against Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh. His nomination “puts the freedom of all working people on the line,” said rally organizers, during a week of action pressuring legislators to oppose Kavanaugh. “Working peoples’ rights — from the ability to make choices that are right for our families, to our right to safe, dignified working conditions and the ability to collectively bargain for better benefits, including access to a full range of health care — will be jeopardized with Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court bench.” (Union City newsletter, Metro Washington, D.C., AFL-CIO Council, Aug. 22)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The police must not be used to violate the freedom of information

first_img FranceEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation to go further September 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The police must not be used to violate the freedom of information “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Follow the news on France May 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img Receive email alerts News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more News June 4, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by Le Monde’s claims in a report today that presidential aides directly violated the law on the secrecy of sources by using a domestic intelligence agency to identify an official who was leaking information about a judicial investigation into a case involving labour minister Eric Woerth and L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.“If the Elysée Palace really ordered government personnel to violate the law on the secrecy of sources in the Woerth-Bettencourt case, it would constitute a violation of press freedom as serious as tapping journalists’ telephones,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We offer Le Monde all our support in its determination to establish whether the government violated the confidentiality of sources,” the press freedom organisation continued. “These allegations must be treated with the utmost seriousness. Reinforcing the protection of journalists’ sources was one of Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign promises and a law was even voted in January. It would be intolerable if the Elysée Palace were the first to break a law requested by the president.“We fail to understand the ruling party’s war against media attempts to investigate the Woerth-Bettencourt case. Such behaviour is unacceptable in a democracy. Aside from the complaint that Le Monde plans to file, parliament must look into these allegations and, if necessary, appoint a commission of enquiry to determine whether the Elysée violated the law passed in January.”According to today’s article in Le Monde, David Sénat, an adviser to justice minister Michèle Alliot-Marie, was identified from phone records as the source of the leaks. He was asked to stand down and was offered a posting in Guyana, the report said.Accusing the Elysée of using methods that “directly violated the law on the protection of the secrecy of journalists’ sources” in order to put a stop to the leaks, Le Monde announced that it will file a formal complaint accusing unidentified persons of violating the law on journalists’ sources. The Elysée Palace has denied the allegations.Reporters Without Borders stresses that the law on the protection of sources nowadays constitutes one of the pillars of media freedom in France and is essential for investigative journalism. It would be unacceptable if the police intelligence services have been used to violate the freedom of information.last_img read more

County sales tax exceeds expectations

first_imgLocal News Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Twittercenter_img Ector County Sales Tax logo.jpg The Ector County Assistance District’s sales tax check from the state surpassed county projections, totaling more than $1.7 million for April collections. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts began sending checks to the county on a monthly basis this year, similar to the City of Odessa, but the assistance district sales tax did not go into effect officially until April 1. The June check is the first to showcase the full amount generated by businesses within the district. Ector County Judge Debi Hays said the $1.7 million in sales tax was more than the county expected to receive. She said the amount could be a reflection of the continued growth that has transpired in both the county and city since the assistance district was created. In November, county residents approved a proposition to levy a sales tax of 1.25 cents per dollar and create an assistance district in all of Ector County outside the city limits of Odessa and Goldsmith. Ector County Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Simmons said the amount the county received this month could be on the higher end of original estimates due to the strong economy of the Permian Basin. County commissioners told voters during the election cycle that checks could add $12-$15 million annually to the county’s budget. Hays said a more conservative ballpark figure would equate to about $3 million each quarter, but the county’s June check puts them on track to bring in even more revenue. “I think the key is to try and budget it conservatively that way if and when things drop off we’re not putting ourselves in a bind of not having the same income we thought,” Simmons said. “I’d rather budget more conservatively based on $10-$12 million, maybe $15 million at the most, and if things come in better than that then we have additional funds we can deploy later.” He said the sales tax check gives officials a better picture of how to budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Hays said she does not anticipate the growth of the county slowing down during the next budget cycle. She said the Commissioners’ Court will use the next few checks to gauge what the county might collect during a full year and incorporate those funds into the county budget. The local government code for county assistance districts states revenue generated can only be used within the boundaries it is collected in. The tax can only go toward funding certain items like those focused on during the public forums, which included adding law enforcement, repairing deteriorating roads and combating illegal dumping. “It really excites me just because the people that are in West Odessa, south Odessa and Gardendale are in such need of infrastructural improvements,” Hays said. “It just pleases my heart that they recognized that his was a way in which the county could address their needs.” By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 County sales tax exceeds expectations Facebook TAGS  Previous articleAmid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the USNext articleBacklogged cases push California COVID-19 deaths past 50,000 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more