Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileHarel Mallac and Co. Limited is involved in the manufacturing and trading, business service as well as asset management businesses. The company operates through investment, corporate and property business services and manufacturing and trading segments. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited also engages in the blending, trading, and selling of chemicals, fertilizers, and general goods, the provision of agro industrial, engineering, refrigeration, and electrical products, as well as air conditioning and fire protection, and waterproofing activities. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited has operations in Mauritius, Burundi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is a subsidiary of Société de Lerca. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
Top growth shares: I’d spend £5k on this hot UK stock to get rich and retire early Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Wizz Air Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 | More on: WIZZ Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images UK share markets continue to climb as dreams of a magic bullet to cure the Covid-19 crisis have swelled. The FTSE 100 has surged to new five-month highs, north of 6,400 points, after news of Moderna’s successful vaccine tests filtered through. We could well be on the cusp of a new bull market.It’s still too early to say the path to a V-shaped economic recovery has been cleared. Still, I believe buying shares in Wizz Air (LSE: WIZZ) could be an excellent way to play the global economic upturn, whenever that finally happens.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A UK share on my ISA radarPlenty of European airlines have gone to the wall as Covid-19 restrictions severely damaged air travel. But this Hungarian giant has no worries on this front. It has one of the strongest balance sheets in the business. Morgan Stanley reckons this UK share has almost a full year’s worth of liquidity (10.3 months’ worth, to be precise), even if its planes were to be fully grounded.I’ve been a fan of Wizz Air for a long time. I like its flexible operating model that provides terrific investor security during crises like now. I’m encouraged by its considerable exposure to the fast-growing emerging markets of Europe. And I’m excited by the rate at which the low-cost air travel market is rising. According to Statista, cheaper carriers like Wizz Air doubled their market share between 2006 and 2019 to a whopping 31%.Exciting expansionI’m confident budget operators should continue gaining their share in the short-to-medium-term too. A recovery in the global economy will, of course, boost budgets for holidays and business trips. But weaker consumer spending power compared to before the crisis, and massive economic uncertainty, will see travellers switch down to wallet-friendly operators like this. Wizz Air will benefit from reduced competition in this fast-growing travel segment too.And Wizz Air can also expect to keep building its market share over the longer term, once the Covid-19 crisis passes and it resurrects its ambitious expansion programme. The UK share added 98 new routes in the last fiscal year (to March) to solidify its commanding position across Central and Eastern Europe. It added new stations in Poland, Ukraine and Russia as well.Taking to the skiesUnsurprisingly, Wizz Air is expected to endure shocking profit problems this year. City brokers reckon the airline will record annual losses of 2.1 euros per share in fiscal 2021. However, expectations of improving trading conditions for the following year means earnings of 2 euros per share are predicted. And this leaves the UK share trading on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.5 times.Sure, this doesn’t make Wizz Air cheap on paper. But it’s a premium worth paying, given the airline’s exceptional balance sheet strength and outstanding growth prospects. In my opinion, Wizz Air is one of the safest yet most exciting ways to play the new bull market. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Nadia Yaqub | Sunday, 2nd May, 2021 | More on: SMT I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Nadia Yaqub I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Should I buy Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust at the current price? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. It’s been an eventful 2021 so far for Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE: SMT). The fund manager of the multi-billion portfolio, James Anderson, has announced his retirement. This follows the sell-off of many tech and growth stocks earlier in the year, due to fears of higher inflation and interest rates.I’ve mentioned before that I think the real gem is Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust’s unquoted portfolio. There’s a significant amount that is invested in private companies. In fact, as at the end of February, approximately 17% of the trust is held in unquoted holdings. Some of these have gone onto float on the stock markets through an initial public offering (IPO). And I don’t think this is by fluke. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I’m still bullish on the trust and would buy it in my portfolio. But what really caught my eye is the fact that the it has dipped its toe into the world of cryptocurrency. Here’s my take on this investment.The recent additionIt has been revealed that Scottish Mortgage has invested $100m (£72m) into Blockchain.com. This is the UK’s biggest cryptocurrency firm. And the amount is the single largest investment in the company to date.The $100m was part of a $300m funding round, which values Blockchain.com at $5.2bn. It also means that Baillie Gifford, the asset manager behind the trust, is the largest external shareholder in the London-based firm.In terms of the size of the unquoted holding in the portfolio, it’s insignificant. Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust’s current assets are worth approximately £18bn. This investment would mean that it represents 0.4% of the overall trust portfolio. It’s safe to say that it’s a very tiny amount.Blockchain.comSo what does Blockchain.com do? It’s a platform where retail and institutional investors can buy, sell, and store various cryptocurrencies.I think it’s a timely investment for Scottish Mortgage as Coinbase recently made its US stock market debut. Blockchain.com, like Coinbase, is making cryptocurrency widely available.So what does this mean?This is the trust’s first significant investment in the digital asset. I think is also continues to highlight that cryptocurrency is going mainstream and is becoming more widely accepted.I’m not surprised by this holding. The fund managers of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust are not afraid to make bold moves. I think it has served them well. In fact, the long-term performance of the portfolio will verify that. To be frank, I’m amazed they had not made a cryptocurrency investment earlier.RisksWhile the long-term track record of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust is impressive, the stock does come with risks. There is no guarantee this stellar performance will continue. In fact, the tech sell-off highlights how the shares can be impacted.Also unquoted holdings can be risky. A lot can can go wrong and institutional investors such as the trust can see their holdings fall significantly.But what I like about Scottish Mortgage is that the private company portfolio is very diversified across a number of firms. This is why I’d buy the trust at the current price in my portfolio. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”
House in Restelo / Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos – Miguel Passos de Almeida e Carlos Sousa Coelho “COPY” Year: CopyArchitects: The site, with an almost rectangular shape, has 914.2 m2 and is inserted into a residential neighborhood in Lisbon. Topographically the site is characterized by a drop of about 2 m, with the longest axis, oriented east / west, with the highest point on the side of the access road. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82SiteThe way the house is implanted on the ground arises on one hand from the regulatory implementation of polygons, and on the other hand from the intention of creating a garden with a south facing pool, sheltered by the volume of the house.Save this picture!Site Plan. Image Courtesy of Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos – Miguel Passos de Almeida e Carlos Sousa CoelhoThus, the unevenness of the terrain and its orientation determined and conditioned the way the house develops. We sought is a strong interaction between the house and the land, taking maximum advantage of solar orientation and existing topography.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSpatial OrganizationThe house is organized into 3 levels, 2 floors above ground and one underground.Volumetrically, the house is designed in two volumes, a larger one and a smaller one, forming an L-shape. The taller and more compressed volume is designed along the east / west axis, and the lower body, only one story high, is laid out parallel to the street.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGEach of these volumes is organized to provide a strong inside / outside relationship by extending interior spaces to the outside through courtyards and balconies. These transitional spaces are also crucial to protect large glass surfaces from the sun. There is a strong link between the floors through double ceiling heights, such as in the lobby and the living room.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn the ground floor, the spaces are very interconnected. The hall is the most fluid space of the house, with a very particular dynamic, created by the progressive difference in levels and the difference in ceiling heights.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe living room has two distinct areas. A more intimate area directly enjoys the fireplace, and another more open area is connected to the garden through a large glazed surface facing south. Still facing the garden, the dining room and kitchen are in the lower volume of the house, facing west.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThere is also a multipurpose room facing west that communicates with an exterior area, covered by a concrete pergola which provides an interesting play of shadows to this space.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn the 1st floor are 4 bedrooms, all of them with individual toilets. The master suite has a closet and a small private gym, open towards a mezzanine over the living room.Save this picture!Sections. Image Courtesy of Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos – Miguel Passos de Almeida e Carlos Sousa CoelhoIn order to make the circulation between rooms on this floor more interesting, we provide zenith lighting through skylights arranged according to a pattern of the wall panel that integrates the bedroom doors. 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Home CROPS Indiana Farmer Among NCGA Board Candidates for 2014 Indiana Farmer Among NCGA Board Candidates for 2014 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 6, 2013 SHARE Kevin Ross, Minden, Iowa A former president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Ross is a sixth-generation family farmer in southwestern Iowa. Along with his wife, Sara, he grows corn, soybeans, alfalfa and runs a cow/calf operation. Growing corn almost exclusively using no-till methods, they hope to someday pass the farm on to their two young sons.Gary Schmalshof, Adair, Ill. Schmalshof is a former chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and has served on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Grains Council. He farms with his wife, Theresa, and their two sons, with whom he also runs a trucking and seed business as well as a crop insurance agency.Wesley Spurlock, Stratford, Texas Spurlock is a current board member running for reelection and is a director of the Corn Producers Association of Texas and his state’s checkoff board. He farms irrigated corn, cotton, wheat and grain sorghum in the upper Texas panhandle while also running his own harvesting and spray company and equipment sales and welding shop.Paul Taylor, Esmond, Ill. Taylor is vice chair of NCGA’s Ethanol Committee and president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association. He continues a farming tradition on land which has been in his family for nearly 100 years. There, he raises corn, seed corn, food-grade non-GMO soybeans and canning vegetables for Del Monte, including sweet corn, lima beans and green peas.More information about these candidates will be released in the Nominating Committee Report at the upcoming NCGA Corn Congress, to be held Feb. 28 and March 2 at Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla SHARE Eight corn growers from around the country have been nominated for election to the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Board for the 2014 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. New board members will be elected by state delegates at the Corn Congress this July in Washington. “We appreciate the interest and dedication of the corn farmers who want to be active in our association and help lead it,” said Garry Niemeyer, NCGA chairman and chair of the nominating committee. “We once again have a great slate of candidates that will serve our industry well. We wish them all the best and thank them for getting involved.”Those nominated are, in alphabetical order:Ronnie Burleson, Richfield, N.C. Burleson grows corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton in North Carolina with his son, brother and nephew. Together, they also raise beef cattle and operate a family-owned cotton gin. He is president of the Corn Growers Association of North Carolina and a director of the North Carolina Farm Bureau.Rob Elliott, Cameron, Ill. Elliott is running for reelection to the board. A past president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, he farms with two brothers and a nephew in west central Illinois, where they raise corn and soybeans. They also have run a full-service seed business for more than 30 years.Jon Holzfaster, Paxton, Neb. A current Corn Board member, Holzfaster owns and operates the same farm in southwest Nebraska that his family has for three generations. On their farm, they produce corn, popcorn, soybeans, dry edible beans, wheat and alfalfa. Together, his family also operates a non-commercial feed yard that utilizes feed produced on the farm.David Howell, Middletown, Ind. A member of NCGA’s Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team, Howell is also a director of his state corn growers association and marketing board. He operates a first-generation family farm which he founded with his wife. Along with their two sons, they grow corn and soybeans as well as processing tomatoes and pumpkins marketed to major retailers nationwide. Previous articleCattlemen Make Progress Toward Beef SustainabilityNext articlePurdue Extension Director Search Narrows to Four Gary Truitt
News Follow the news on Algeria AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News November 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter spends night in police cell after referring to police corruption AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of Noureddine Boukraa, the national daily Ennahar’s bureau chief in the city of Annaba (600 km east of Algiers), who was detained on 12 November in connection with an article about alleged corruption within the local security services and was held over night.“Algeria’s journalists are not able to work freely, despite the deceptive calm they seem to have enjoyed since the start of the year,” the press freedom organisation said. “Stories about corruption in the provinces can always land them in the local police station.”“Boukraa’s arrest is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders added. “He would have responded to a summons if the local prosecutor had taken the trouble to send him one. Instead he was treated like a criminal.”Boukraa was arrested by four local police officers with a warrant signed by the city’s prosecutor and was taken to plain-clothes police headquarters, where he was told a complaint had been brought against him for libel. The police refused to tell him the plaintiff’s name or let him contact his lawyer.After spending the night in a cell, he was taken yesterday before an investigating judge and finally learned that the plaintiff was an industrialist, Ahmed Zaim, whom he had accused of bribing judges in a 2005 article in the daily newspaper Echourouk.“The judge asked me to identify my informants and even tried to give me lessons in journalism,” Boukraa told Reporters Without Borders. “When you implicate the regime’s bigwigs, you have to expect a reaction.” He said he thought his arrest was above all prompted by an article on 12 November about the trial of a former senior police intelligence official opening that day in which he referred to the “links between the security forces and the local mafia.”Algeria was ranked 123rd out of 169 countries in the world press freedom index published last month by Reporters Without Borders. Receive email alerts May 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria to go further News News May 12, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2021 Find out more Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Help by sharing this information
Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live A big thank you to his supporters from Cllr Cian Prendiville.by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A big thank you to his supporters from Cllr Cian Prendiville.ANTI Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville who was just 278 votes short of unseating Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan in the General Election warned this week that his party are here to stay.Cllr Prendiville, who received a total of 6,774 votes, was back out on the streets of Limerick City this Monday to thank all those who voted for the AAA.“We are here to stay, and this election is just the beginning of a political revolution,” he insisted.“The political elite is in free fall. Their time is passing, and our political revolution has only just begun.”Cllr Prendiville also appealed to all those who voted for him and the AAA, to now take the next step and get involved in building this new movement for workers and young people by joining up.“I see a lot of talk about how Fianna Fáil gained votes in Limerick, and obviously they did. However, far bigger than any swing to Fianna Fail was the huge swing to AAA. We can add to this the 2,500 people who gave their first preference to O’Dea, largely because they felt they owed him a favour but then voted for us as a statement of their desire for real change,” he claimed.“Don’t believe the hype, this election is still Fianna Fáil’s second worst election in the history of the State. In fact, they have even gone down across the country compared to the percentage vote they got in the local elections two years ago. The real story of this election is the collapse of the political elite and the huge breakthrough made by the AAA in building a real alternative,” he concluded. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleHermitage Green launch ‘Save Your Soul’ this Saturday at HMV LimerickNext articleLimerick woman rescued from bridge over River Shannon Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Print NewsLocal NewsOnly the beginning for Limerick political revolutionary CianBy Alan Jacques – March 3, 2016 760 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian Prendivillegeneral election 2016limerick Email
Linkedin Print Fianna Fail Limerick City General Election Candidates, Cllr James Collins and Willie O’Dea TD.Picture: Keith Wiseman Previous articleGarda investigate assault and brazen handbag snatchNext articleArmed teen arrested in cash and drugs seizure Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LimerickNewsLocal NewsPoliticsCollins aims for the Dail and joins O’Dea on party ticketBy Staff Reporter – April 10, 2018 1098 Facebook Twitter Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSFianna Fáilgeneral electionGerry CollinsJames CollinslimerickMichael Collinsniall collins Email WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival IF you are a Collins and from Limerick, politics is sure to course through your veins and for newly selected Fianna Fail general election candidate James Collins, that is certainly very true.His father was a TD, his uncle a cabinet Minister and his first cousin a party spokesperson in three portfolios and now the Dooradoyle native is looking to elevate his political carer to capture a seat at the next elected Dail.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Addressing the recent selection convention, the married father of four wants to help mould “a city that works for you”.With Limerick claiming recent accolades at European level, James Collins feels that Limerick’s reputation is now soaring after it announced 2,500 jobs last year, something that can be built upon.“I got involved in local politics nine years ago when Limerick was in a much darker place. Job losses hit hard. I felt I could help. My friends, my neighbours, our community, they were all in a bad place. My business was in the middle of a neighbourhood that needed help to change. The economy of Limerick needed to change to survive the downturn and get back on the road to recovery.“The single biggest lesson I’ve learned in those nine years is that politics can help change people’s lives, so long as you have a long-term vision, and a strategy for getting there.“Limerick is a case study in how to strategically tackle economic issues; in how to put in place structures and cultures that allow businesses to flourish, generate employment, and in turn create opportunities for people to live in a city that works for them.The elected local authority representative said that brave decisions by local councillors “were the springboard for the strategic recovery of our city.“We took some tough decisions to stabilise the local authority’s finances, and this gave us the ability to buy strategic sites for development around the city.Noting that Limerick is the European City of the Future for 2018/19, Cllr Collins said that this was evident “because all around us we can see Limerick’s future taking shape – whether it’s hard-working families enjoying some leisure time in Mungret Park, or the young men and women in their 20s embarking on financially rewarding and diverse careers in IT, financial services, or the digital economy.”James Collins graduated from the University of Limerick and travelled before he and his wife Eileen returned to Limerick to settle and raise their family.In 2000 Limerick had few opportunities, but that has changed as “the Limerick of today is High tech, Fintech, Pharma, Life Sciences. It is Dell, General Motors, WP Engine, Regeneron, Uber, Vistakon, Jaguar, Stats, Edwards Life Sciences, Tekro, and Design Pro. It is Limerick for Engineering, Limerick for IT. It is Troy Studios. There is more to come.“We have diversified. We are thinking differently, bigger, better, smarter.The city’s progress will shine through developments like the Opera Site and Gardens International but we can be under no illusions: there are many social problems that remain, Cllr Collins said.“Life is about living, so while we build the economy, we also have to build the society around it.Selected on the Fianna Fail party ticket, James Collins said that he wants to help make sure that everyone has a fair chance, and an equal opportunity to access jobs and education, housing and healthcare.“The reason I want to take the next step now and represent Limerick City in Dail Eireann, is because the problems that still exist: the housing and rental crisis, overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick, social deprivation, crime, the lack of a proper 21st Century transport network for our city – these are problems that have to be addressed through national policy.Limerick needs political leadership to match this ambition and deliver Limerick’s future. That’s why I’m putting my name forward for election to Dail Eireann.James Collins joins sitting TD Willie O’Dea as the candidates for the next general election in a bid to gain a second seat for his party as the Limerick man feels “we need a government less focussed on trying to look good and more focused on doing good.”See more Limerick news here Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Home Local News Council debate on changes centers on geographic representation Twitter Previous article68-year-old woman charged with burglaryNext articleTrustees eye goals, progress on IR campuses admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – January 23, 2018 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School OC employee of the year always learning WhatsApp Odessa City Council members continued to debate the merits of adding a new at-large council member and giving the mayor a vote on Tuesday but focused their concerns on geographical representation on the board as a May special election on the changes appears increasingly likely. Absent was much of the acrimony that marked a previous debate over the issue this month, where council members traded barbs with citizens who came to speak and complained about Odessa’s eastern growth. There was some contention — District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales at one point accused the chief proponent of the council changes, Jim Rector, of “misleading the whole community with your opinion.”But Rector had argued just that the proposal was “the most effective way to give our citizens representation at this time,” even if the next census may bring further changes such as new single-member districts. Three council members had combined in December to shoot down a request to call a special election — Gonzales, District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton and District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff. The trio had also faced criticism after a string of controversial decisions last year such as the sacking of the city manager and scuttling of an incentive package for an oilfield equipment supplier that ultimately went to Midland.On Tuesday, Gonzales and Graff said they could support adding representatives to the City Council but favored the lengthier process of adding two new members representing single districts or simply waiting until the next census in 2020.“I think the city has grown enough to merit that we need to make a change,” Gonzales said. But he continued to question the “intent” behind the latest proposal and maintained his stance that it would favor Odessa’s wealthier east side. If the petition drive succeeds and voters sign off on the proposal, the council would become a seven-member board with a mayor and council member elected by voters citywide. The remaining five single-district positions would remain.But passage of the proposal may also face federal scrutiny — something supporters argue it would withstand because it would not dilute minority voting strength.A group formed to oppose the proposal, Odessa Together, which includes members of minority voting rights groups, argues the new seven-member board would illegally dilute the strength of Hispanic voters. The group also threatened to challenge the changes in court.Gonzales lent his support to that group but said he disagreed with the argument about racial vote dilution. Gonzales floated the idea of asking voters to consider adding two-single member districts, although its unclear how that would work if the petition drive succeeds because the City Council could not vote to alter that proposal if it’s taken to voters. District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant said he disagreed. “I oppose it because we have a petition out in the city today by the citizens that’s being signed there,” Bryant said. “And I’m for that.”District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner also supports the proposed changes but was absent Tuesday.One of the founders of Odessa Together, Art Leal, encouraged the City Council on Tuesday to seek a federal review of the new elections system before calling the election, which a successful petition would compel them to call under state law. “This so-called bypass action that we all know as a petition has not taken away your ability to govern the city,” said Leal, a past chairman of Una Voz Unida, a group aimed at increasing Hispanic political participation that he founded after losing a mayoral race in 2008. “You each have a responsibility to the city to protect it from all liability and loss.”Hamilton and Graff have argued the proposed changes would be discriminatory, with Hamilton calling them “racist.”On Tuesday, Graff argued that single-member districts better represent distinct areas of the city and that an at-large representative is “not going to do a very good job of representing all five of those districts.” “You need to know and understand your district,” Graff said. “You need to know what the people need. You can’t do that with at-large.”Hamilton repeated previous arguments that the change is being sought by “spoiled individuals wanting to get their way or have their way. And now all of a sudden things are not being rubber stamped.” “I think it’s wrong,” Hamilton said. “However, as Mr. Bryant has said: It’s a political process. So if they’ve signed this petition then the thing is, let’s get the voters out and let’s have them vote on this thing. I really do feel that. Regardless Odessa will move forward.” Local News Council debate on changes centers on geographic representation WhatsApp Odessa City Hall will be doing mostly cosmetic renovations to update to a more modern look. Facebook Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionCreamy Fruit SaladFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebook Pinterest Twitter ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest