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Wapic Insurance PLC (WAPIC.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgCoronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Casa pingüinos / Carbone Arquitectos

first_imgArchitects: Carbone Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCarbone ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on December 29, 2019Cite: “Casa pingüinos / Carbone Arquitectos” [Casa pingüinos / Carbone Arquitectos] 29 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 “COPY” Projects Year:  Casa pingüinos / Carbone ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCasa pingüinos / Carbone Arquitectos Ignacio Germano ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930466/casa-pinguinos-carbone-arquitectos Clipboard 2019 Lead Architect: Houses Casa pingüinos / Carbone Arquitectos Save this picture!© Bruto Studio+ 33Curated by Clara Ott Share Argentina Photographs Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Buenos Aires, Argentina ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930466/casa-pinguinos-carbone-arquitectos Clipboard Design Team:Franco CarboneCollaborators:Melina BertoraCity:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruto StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. At about 260 sq meters (2800 sq ft) the house raises two stories in a triangular piece of ground, located in a private neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The architectural design and organization of the house, consisted in overlapping two parallel volumes one above the other, slightly displaced, articulating in the intersection the heart for the house, where the daytime activities are served. On the ground floor, the gallery surrounding the courtyard gives access to living and dining areas. The double height living room was designed to optimize the capture of natural daylight from the north through a window opened to that orientation and merging the two volumes of the house. This also allows stairs to run lengthwise, increasing the interaction between the lower area and the upper floor.Save this picture!© Bruto StudioSave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Bruto StudioThe house meets the ground creating a landscaped space that defines the entrance of the house. All services, kitchen and powder room are located to the front side of the house, shaping the space as a unique volume with bounded dimensions that increase the privacy of the house hiding the diningroom, living and gallery areas open to the garden. The second floor is split in two separate areas articulated by the double height living room, the master bedroom is located in the quiet area of the house over the garage. Designed as single space slightly separated by strategic design walls that articulate the different areas of the room avoiding the use of unnecessary doors. The room mix the dressing room, the bathroom and de bed place making the space dynamic and integrated. On the other side of the floor are located two bedrooms, both with their own dressing room connected to the bathroom through the AC area making two semi suite rooms.Save this picture!© Bruto StudioSave this picture!Second floor planSave this picture!© Bruto StudioThe idea of the house is to have simple but elegant materials the concert express not only the structure but the image, designed with simple shapes, big windows areas and a permanent and ambitious relationship with the exterior making the limits of the house not slightly determinated, instead, the house mixes the interior with the exterior making an elegant and functional home.Save this picture!© Bruto StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessThe MaoHaus / AntiStatics ArchitectureSelected ProjectsHouse in Goldra / Estudio ODSSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Cosentino, Adobe, FV, Jonson, LIFE Aluminios, OPAVI, Oblak, Portobello, ferrum “COPY” Photographs:  Bruto Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

WWP forums honor women’s struggles

first_imgThe New York branch of Workers World Party hosted its annual International Working Women’s month forum on March 18. Kira Lynae, a Workers World Party organizer based in Baltimore, gave a stirring historical and political overview on the relationship between Black women and girls and the struggle for reproductive justice. Lynae explained the intersectionality between white supremacy and sexism under capitalism.Suzanne Adely, Monica Moorehead, Alicia Campos, Maritzel Gonzalez, Berta Joubert-Ceci, Rosa Maria de la Torre and Kira Lynae.Alicia Campos, a leader of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (FDIM) section in the Americas, who had participated earlier in a United Nations forum focused on the plight of women worldwide, explained the relationship between the FDIM and the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), of which the FDIM is an affiliate.Maritzel Gonzalez, of the FMC, spoke briefly on the social gains made by women following the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.Suzanne Adely, from Al Awda-NY and NY4Palestine, spoke on current unconstitutional federal and state laws attempting to block and intimidate the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions solidarity movement with Palestine aimed at the Zionist regime of Israel. Adely, a woman of Jordanian descent, opened her remarks by paying tribute to the heroism of Arab women resisting global imperialism.The meeting paid tribute to the recently assassinated Honduran leader Berta Cáceres. A video showed her accepting an award at an environmental conference. Rosa Maria de la Torre, who chaired the meeting, paid tribute to International Working Women’s Day and the anniversary of the Paris Commune, both born out of the struggle for socialism.By Workers World Detroit BureauRamona AfricaWW photo: Alan PollockThe Detroit branch of Workers World Party held its annual “Women’s Speakout for Liberation and Justice” on March 19. The program opened with a tribute to Honduran resistance leader Berta Cáceres, who was assassinated on March 3. Community activists Cynthia Johnson, Reybekah Larson, Regina Ross and Sandra Simmons, as well as Detroit WWP leader Debbie Johnson, gave perspectives on the struggle for justice and women’s role in that struggle. Both Cynthia Johnson and Ross are running for state representative.Ramona Africa was in Detroit for a film showing and discussion about the 1985 police firebombing of the MOVE organization in Philadelphia. Africa, who is the MOVE organization’s communication secretary, gave a moving presentation on the special courage of MOVE women. She is the only adult survivor of the 1985 bombing, which destroyed two city blocks and killed six adults and five children.The women members of WWP presented their annual “Warrior Woman” award to long-time activist Margaret Guttshall. A Green Party candidate for the Wayne State University Board of Governors, she is running as a revolutionary socialist.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

John Muir High School Principal Tim Sippel Announces Departure

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe John Muir High School Principal Tim Sippel has announced that he will leave John Muir High School at the end of the school year to complete a three-year Doctor in Education Leadership program at Harvard University. The highly competitive program admits only 25 students each year.“John Muir High School is an amazing place that is doing transformative work to prepare all of its students for college, career, and life beyond,” said Sippel. “It has been my honor to have led this great school and be part of the Mustang community.”Sippel, who was named principal of John Muir High School in 2012, has had a distinguished career in the Pasadena Unified School District.During his tenure, John Muir High School earned distinction for its high admission rate to UCLA, one of the most competitive universities in the country. He partnered with district staff and Pasadena City College to establish a satellite campus for the college at John Muir and expand access to college-level classes. John Muir has also pioneered the establishment of a senior research paper and oral defense as a graduation requirement, a practice that will be implemented throughout the district in the coming years.“Tim’s vision, leadership, and profound connection with the John Muir community has helped turn the school into an excellent academic choice for all Pasadena families,” said Pasadena Unified Superintendent Brian McDonald. “Admission to the Harvard program is an impressive accomplishment and we all wish him the best in this exciting new chapter of his career. We will miss him and will work with the Mustang community to recruit a highly qualified principal to lead John Muir.”Sippel joined Pasadena Unified as assistant principal and dean of students at Blair High School in 2005. He served as assistant principal at John Muir from 2007 to 2011, including a special role facilitating the “Muir Reinvention” that converted the campus into a wall-to-wall academy model. He served as Director of College and Career Pathways for Pasadena Unified in 2011-2012 and spearheaded the district’s initial efforts to align its secondary curriculum with the new Common Core Standards.Previously, he was coordinator of English Learner programs at the Foshay Learning Center in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He began his career through Teach for America in LAUSD in 1991. Mr. Sippel has a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Education from the Principal Leadership Institute at UCLA.The Harvard EdLD is a full-time three-year program with a cohort of 25 students from diverse professional backgrounds who prepare to become system-level leaders in preK-12 education. Students in the program receive full tuition, stipends, work opportunities, and a paid third-year residency at a partner organization.Sippel and his family, including children who currently attend PUSD schools, will move to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Education John Muir High School Principal Tim Sippel Announces Departure Article and Photo courtesy of PUSD Published on Friday, March 31, 2017 | 2:24 pm Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Top of the News Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Latest: Australia’s 2nd largest city to begin lockdown

first_img Previous articleArizona holds off Oregon State 70-61Next articleSmith makes 38 saves for 40th shutout, Oilers beat Canadiens Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusinessUS News The Latest: Australia’s 2nd largest city to begin lockdown By Digital AIM Web Support – February 11, 2021 TAGS  Twitter Facebook FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2020, file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks before receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md. Fauci suggests fans enjoy the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 with people in their household.center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Calls for vigilance after fire breaks out at derelict house

first_img Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further By News Highland – May 5, 2019 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme There are calls on the owners of abandoned and derelict houses in Letterkenny to ensure they are well secured.The call comes after a fire broke out at a derelict house in the Long Lane area of the town yesterday evening, Saturday 4th May.Units of the Donegal Fire Service were called to the scene around 7.15pm yesterday evening by residents who noticed smoke coming from the rear of the house.On arrival, fire fighters discovered a fire burning in the kitchen, which was quickly extinguished.It’s understood this is the second time this house has been set alight.Cllr Gerry McMonagle has praised the vigilance of the public and has encouraged anyone who notices suspicious activity around abandoned or derelict houses to report it Gardaí. Previous articleMan arrested after burglary at Letterkenny dealershipNext articleWinner for Orr at Gowran Park News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Calls for vigilance after fire breaks out at derelict house Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Google+last_img read more

Kappa Alpha Psi hosts Colley Complex picnic

first_img Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Parents learn the dangers of the Internet The Internet and the World Wide Web are completely different worlds that hold so much information that it is unfathomable… read more By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Kappa Alpha Psi hosts Colley Complex picnic Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 4:00 am Friday, May 8, 2015 Brooks said the picnic is like “feeding 5,000.”“We invite everyone but we never know how many will come,” he said. “We hope that we’ll have enough fish to feed them all.”Brooks said the senior adults have been and continue to be great contributors to the Pike County community. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “We can never adequately thank them for all they have done to make our community the great place it is today,” he said. “They have often made sacrifices so that our lives can be better, and we appreciate their contributions to our way of life.”Kappa Alpha Psi is active in the community throughout the year. The fraternity supports the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center and makes donations to various charitable organizations. The fraternity provides scholarships to deserving graduating high school students and supports other educational endeavors.“Our biggest contribution is to our senior adults and we look forward to the Older Americans picnic each year,” Brooks said.Catherine Jordan, Colley Senior Complex director, and Shelia Deveridge, Troy Nutrition Center director, expressed appreciation to Kappa Alpha Psi for it continuing support of the senior community. Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Our senior adults are not old, they’ve just been around a long time,” Jordan said. “Senior adults can still do wonderful and meaningful things.”Deveridge challenged the seniors to “use what you have or you’ll use it.”The seniors applauded the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and thanked them for “being so thoughtful of us.” Print Article The senior adults in Pike County were treated to a picnic on the grounds of the Colley Senior Complex Thursday afternoon in celebration of Older Americans Month.The picnic was hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Troy University Alumni.“This is the fourth year that Kappa Alpha Psi has hosted the picnic for our senior community,” said Dwight Brooks, fraternity member. “We invite all the seniors in Troy and the Pike County area. What better way to say ‘thank you’ to these special seniors than with a picnic and great entertainment?.” Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

‘One Nation Under God’ prayer breakfast turns focus to God

first_img Published 3:00 am Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell SUPPORT MAORI: Trojans travel to Mobile to support Davenport in college opener Southern Coach seats were at a premium Tuesday afternoon as a mixed bag of basketball fans boarded the bus bound… read more The Troy Exchange Club hosted its annual “One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast” Tuesday morning at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.Dennis Griffith, club president, said the prayer breakfast is held annually during November for the purpose of increasing appreciation of the nation’s rich religious heritage and as a reminder to trust in a higher power for guidance, protection and strength.Local dignitaries, members of the business community, townspeople and Charles Henderson High School students joined the Troy Exchange Club members in their efforts to increase appreciation for America’s rich religious heritage. Email the author Next UpThe Rev. Richard Hayes, pastor of Hephzibah Baptist Church, was the keynote speaker and he challenged his audience to consider, “What is my life?”Hayes said the people of today’s world are absorbed with self. Life is like a mist, he said. It is only here for a while.“So, we should focus on something more than self,” he said. “But we are not. We, as a people, are self-absorbed. We should each consider ‘what is my life?’ Where will life take you? It could be to scary places, to painful places, to an emotional place, to a rewarding place. Where will life take us? Where will life take you?” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Togetherness with a prayerful, positive attitude is the connection that is necessary for America to return to where the place of respect and honor that it once held worldwide.The “One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast” closed with the singing of “God Bless America” led by Kim Martin of Bush Memorial Baptist Church and the reading of the Exchange Club’s “Covenant of Service” by Griffin. Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder ‘One Nation Under God’ prayer breakfast turns focus to God Book Nook to reopen Hayes said a high cost has been paid for the freedoms that Americans enjoy. And, that high cost was not paid for people to have what they want, rather what they need.“Too many have forgotten the cost that was paid for us,” he said. “Today, we are far away from the things that made us a great country. But we all have contributions to make toward making us a great country again. We must stand together and we must stand steadfast.” Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

2018 Legislative Session Stumbles To An End

first_img2018 Legislative Session Stumbles To An EndMarch 16, 2018 By Abrahm Hurtand Quinn FitzgeraldTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—In a chaotic and confusing end to the 2018 legislative session, bills that would have provided extra money for school safety and got rid of the sales tax on software died without getting final votes.House Bill 1230 included $15 million for school safety that Gov. Eric Holcomb requested last week. But as the clock ticked down to midnight Wednesday, the final day of the session, lawmakers rushed to finish committee reports in time for a vote on the floor.In an unprecedented move, Holcomb proposed extending the session by one hour to 1 a.m. Thursday. But after Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson objected, President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, relented and at 12:10 a.m. the Senate adjourned sine die.Meanwhile, in the House, House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said they just ran out of time. He said the Senate was making changes to conference committee reports as late as 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. For the bills to be heard on the House floor, they had to get reprinted, signed and be heard before the House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee.Also dying in the waning minutes of the session was House Bill 1316, which would have waived state sales taxes for software delivered over the internet. It was also part of Holcomb’s agenda.Bosma said there was some scrambling around at the end, but he was pleased that his caucus accomplished their legislative goals, among them two workforce development bills. House Bill 1002 and Senate Bill 50 cleared both chambers.“I think it is a big step in moving from planning toward implementation,” he said to the media. “There are a few nuances in there that I may have changed if I’d been king for a day, but generally, very good bills bringing incentives to employees, giving incentives to employers to improve the workforce, get people in jobs in which they can succeed and get them well educated.”Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, speaks on the last day of the 2018 legislative session. Photo by Quinn Fitzgerald, TheStatehouseFile.comSB 50 would replace the state’s Workforce Innovation Council with a new Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, and it also makes certain job training grants available immediately.HB 1002 would expand the governor’s workforce ready grant program, and it allows Legislative Services Agency to regularly review the state’s workforce programs. The bill would also increase training grants.Long said Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, made it extremely difficult for the Senate during the last two days of the session. While Long said he is not blaming Soliday for Wednesday’s meltdown, he said Soliday’s behavior was part of the issue.“I don’t know why he had what appears to have been a meltdown in many of our people’s eyes on various issues, but he was involved in some key pieces of legislation and it slowed us down, and it was very difficult to deal with,” Long said.Even with the difficult finish, Long said he was pleased with what was accomplished. He also said he was satisfied with the progress made with workforce development.“This is intended to streamline to get an action-oriented group making decisions dominated by people who have skin in the game, business people,” Long said.Senate and House Democrats, though, were disappointed that there was no progress made on workforce development, election reform, bias-crime legislation and addressing the Department of Child Services.Lanane said this year’s session was a disappointing dud and one of the least productive sessions he can remember.House Minority Leader Terry Goodin, D-Austin, and Democratic Leader Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, share their reflections of the 2018 legislative session during a media availability. Photo by Quinn Fitzgerald, TheStatehouseFile.comThe Republicans, who have a super majority in both the House and Senate, leave little power to the Democrats to promote their agenda. In a press release, Lanane said Republicans refused to give 80 out of 85 Senate Democratic proposals committee hearings.“In terms of significant legislation that affects the everyday lives of Hoosiers, yes, you can purchase alcohol on Sunday,” he said during a press conference. “How many years did it finally take us to get that done?”Lanane was also disappointed that nothing was done with hate crime legislation in the state.“We just can’t seem to get it done,” he said. “I think there might be some proposal to study it again or something but how many years do we have to study something before we realize if you’re only one of five, you need to actually act finally.”Senate Bill 418 would have allowed judges to increase a sentence if the crime was committed against an individual because of everything from race to sexual identity. It died in the Senate when it was not called for a vote in the Public Policy Committee after members of the Senate Republican caucus, meeting behind closed doors, could not agree to include sexual orientation and gender identity in the bill.House Minority Leader Rep. Terry Goodin, D-Austin was disappointed with the inaction on the challenges facing the Department of Child Services.“Instead of fixing DCS, we passed a bill that said you could buy alcohol at Walmart on Sunday,” he said to the media.In January, the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group were hired by Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration to review DCS after the former director, Mary Beth Bonaventura, resigned. She said children in the care of DCS are at risk because of lack of resources to care for them.Goodin said he would like to see the investigators interview Bonaventura.“We’re in the third month of this investigation and I’m trying to figure out what’s going on here,” he said. “What are you afraid of to actually bring the lady in and ask her what’s going on? What happened? What’s the problem here?”Both Long and Bosma mentioned the possibility of having the governor call for a special session to work on bills that did not pass before the end of the session, but Bosma said he did not think that was needed.FOOTNOTE: Abrahm Hurt and Quinn Fitzgerald are reporters for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

The mean streets

first_imgVacancy rates (Local Data Company) As a headline, it was rather scary: “Many high streets are doomed to die”. Taken from last week’s Daily Mail, it quoted figures issued by the Local Data Company, which scours 800 town centres throughout the country every six months, checking on each independent shop closure and opening.In fact, the news is not all bad: 70% of independents are doing well and independent bakers are matching closures with openings. But that still leaves 30%, nearly one-third of all types of independent shops that are not doing well. Surprisingly, the Scottish government is pumping £60m into the high streets, while England is pumping in a mere £5m.So what is to be done? Matthew Hopkinson of Local Data Company says: “Local shopkeepers need a more powerful voice.” This is echoed by Barry Gilbertson of analysis and finance firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, who says: “Independents need to pull together and organise via the web. Just look what happened recently in Egypt and now across the Middle East!” He adds: “They need to drive to local meetings in their region, meet together, find a way to get a stronger voice.”The proportion of shops sitting empty has risen from 12% to 14.5% in a year. While over 10,000 firms are said to be in ’retail distress’. “Talk to your landlords more,” urges Gilbertson “Many will choose to listen rather than be faced with an empty tenancy.”There’s a reason for that. In April the abolition of rate relief on empty properties comes into effect. Until now, vacant properties with a rateable value of less than £18,000 a year have been exempt from paying local property taxes. From 1 April the threshold will drop to £2,600. That’s a big drop, and a good negotiating point.According to the report, northern cities and towns around the fringes of the south east will feel the impact of the 2011 public sector cuts most. Job losses will inevitably result in less spending. In Sunderland, public sector workers account for 40% of all jobs in the city and there is already a 20% shop vacancy rate. RankTownVacancy+/-ChangeCentreRate1Margate37.4%9.9%2Leigh Park36.7%7.3%3Lee Green34.4%2.3%4Runcorn30.2%6.4%5St Austell29.8%-4.6%6Eccles29.7%2.3%7North Cheam27.7%0.9%8Woolston25.8%2.8%9Denton25.6%0.7%10Droylsden25.3%4.3%11Fratton25.1%2.1%12Billingham24.6%-0.1%13Forest Hill24.6%0.9%14Ashley Down24.3%0.0%15Stretford24.1%-0.3%16Lower Edmonton23.3%2.5%17Havant23.1%5.2%18Middleton22.4%1.6%19Wandsworth21.9%0.6%20Swinton21.8%0.1%21Upper Norwood21.7%0.4%22Mitcham21.4%3.7%23Ellenbrook20.4%1.2%24 Gateshead19.9%0.9%25Brownhills17.0%7.7%Note: Small town centres (50-199 shops within communities and local government retail core) June 2010center_img Retailing patternsMcDonald’s is starting to move out of 20 town centres into ’drive-thru’s. Will KFC, the fast food chicken retailer, follow suit? Marks & Spencer seems set to follow Next to out-of-town in order to maintain a growth pattern.So what should be done with empty high streets? Develop them fast? Turn them into housing? Use more for wine bars or coffee shops to lure others? These are just some of the suggestions but, above all, it’s important to get rid of the eyesores!However, one thing local shoppers highlighted in high streets that were thriving was that they like ’local’ and ’fresh’ from their independent bakers and butchers. Long may it continue, but how long, one wonders, before the first out-of-town drive-thru Greggs?last_img read more