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first_img Facebook WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Black Cultural Council of Odessa logo Odessa found its way to the national spotlight with Friday Night Lights. Jo Ann Davenport Littleton, the president of Black Cultural Council of Odessa, doesn’t want history to repeat itself once student athletes in Ector County leave the field. The BCCO is hosting its 21st annual “An Evening with the Stars” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Odessa Regional Medical Center Auditorium that will recognize African American seniors and juniors in the community with scholarships. “We are trying to prevent Friday Night Lights all over again,” Davenport Littleton said. “That’s the kind of reputation that Odessa has. As long as the kids are good athletes, everyone loves them. Then when they can’t run anymore, they kick them to the curb. We want to erase that. We don’t want it to be like that.” Davenport Littleton plans to give out 11 scholarships at the event. The recipients this year are A’tyzjinae Anderson, Tyrone Caufield, Haven Daniels, Trevon Davis, Justin Hammond, Treasure Renea Hill, Bryshion Johnson, Shanell Moore, Robeasia Sadler, Trey Smith and Ed Williams. Tickets are available to the public for $25 and may be purchased by any BCCO member. The event includes guest speaker Thalia M. Dubose, sole owner and lead attorney for the Law Office of Thalia M. Dubose in Houston. Davenport Littleton is eager to listen to Dubose speak to the attendees. “I like to hear speakers that let the kids know you may be a star here, but when you graduate and you get out into the world, everybody is a star,” Davenport Littleton said. Dubose graduated from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. She completed her bachelor’s degree from Alabama A&M University. In November, Dubose said she was approached to be the guest speaker for the event and felt it was an opportunity to give back. “It falls into what my life’s purpose is and that’s encouraging, motivating and inspiring to people across the world,” Dubose said. “Anything that is for a good cause and anything that’s geared toward someone’s future, that’s why I chose to be the guest speaker.” Over the course of the last 20 years, An Evening with the Stars has given out 318 scholarships to African American students in Ector County. Davenport Littleton said it’s an opportunity give a student a scholarship to help achieve their goal of a college degree. She said many of the former stars are making a positive impact on their respective communities. “When you see kids come through the door that you had an impact in their life, it’s a good feeling,” Davenport Littleton said. “They are successful citizens. Some have gone on to other cities and some have stayed in the community.”center_img Twitter TAGS  Local News BCCO hosts 21st annual ‘An Evening with the Stars’ WhatsApp Previous article011119_SandHills_10 file photoNext article011119_SandHills_04 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Affordability California CoreLogic Housing Market median sale price Previous: Risking Another Housing Crisis? Next: A Snag Called Housing Affordability Slow Home Sales in the Golden State About Author: Donna Joseph California home sales recorded the slowest growth in seven years with a decline in deals below $50,000, according to a CoreLogic report. The sales in the Golden State dropped on a year-over-year basis for the third consecutive month, hitting a seven-year low, the report found. It also pointed out that constraints in affordability and an increasing number of cautious buyers continue to weigh on the market. CoreLogic public records data found that an approximate of 38,159 new and existing houses and condos were sold statewide, recording an increase from 12.5 percent in September 2018 The report reflects an increase of 1.5 percent in the average change in sales since 2000. Year-over-year sales dropped, recording annual declines of 9.3 percent,7.1 percent and 17.1 percent this June, August, and September respectively. Sales of $500,000 or more moved up by 0.4 percent and $1 million-plus deals is at 5 percent compared to last year. Sales below $500,000 fell 13.1 percent on a year-over-year basis. The report indicated that affordability took a serious hit with a rise in mortgage interest rates rise and low inventory, among lower-cost homes, undermining sub-$500,000 sales. According to CoreLogic, the median price paid for all new and existing houses and condos sold across the state in October 2018 was $487,000—up 0.4 percent from September and up 5.9 percent from October 2017.An annual gain of 5.9 percent in October’s median sale price is reflective of the impending affordability challenge many would-be buyers will face, the report noted. Over the past year, the state’s median-priced homes projected a sharp increase in monthly principal-and-interest mortgage payment at 18.2 percent. Absentee buyers – including investors and second-home buyers – accounted for 22 percent of the state’s home purchase transactions in October, up from 21.5 percent a year earlier, the report said. Read the full report here. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Affordability California CoreLogic Housing Market median sale price 2018-12-10 Donna Joseph Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 10, 2018 3,734 Views Home / Daily Dose / Slow Home Sales in the Golden State The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest News Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Deputy Pearse Doherty says calls regarding overcrowding at LGH falling on ‘deaf ears’ Facebook By News Highland – January 6, 2015 center_img Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleDerry Trades Council say they’ll represent suspended First Source workersNext articleLiam Bradley appointed Malin Manager News Highland Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Twitter A Donegal Deputy has said that warnings about overcrowding at Letterkenny General Hospital is continuing to fall on deaf ears.Deputy Pearse Doherty has criticised the Government’s handling of the situation at the Emergency Unit of the Hospital.Across the country yesterday 563 patients were waiting for a bed in emergency departments, with 20 patients on trolleys at Letterkenny General.Deputy Doherty says he has raised the issue on numerous occasions:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

first_img Share this article View post tag: News by topic Training & Education View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Carr Completes Four-Day Port Visit to Klaipeda View post tag: Naval View post tag: Carr USS Carr Completes Four-Day Port Visit to Klaipeda View post tag: Klaipedacenter_img USS Carr (FFG 52) completed a four-day port visit to Klaipeda, Lithuania, Aug. 1, as part of a three-month deployment supporting theater security cooperation engagements throughout the Baltic nations.While in port Klaipeda, Carr Sailors held a reception, office calls and wreath laying ceremony aboard LTNS Jotvingis (N 42) commemorating the merchant and military mariners who have lost their lives at sea.Carr supported the U.S. Embassy by hosting a reception for U.S. ambassador to Lithuania. The event was attended by Lithuanian government, military and embassy officials.“Our friendship with Lithuania is one of the strongest relationships we have in Europe,” said Derse. “Lithuanian troops are fighting along side us in Afghanistan and making a big impact. The U.S. is deeply committed to this partnership, and Carr’s visit here demonstrates this.”Shortly after arriving, Cmdr. Patrick Kulakowski, USS Carr commanding officer, was warmly received by Vytautas Grubliauskas, the mayor of Klaipeda, and Rear Adm. Kestutis Macijauskas, commander in chief of the Lithuanian navy.“We’re happy to have you in Klaipeda,” said Grubliauskas. “We have had good experiences with the U.S. Navy and we’re proud to have your ship here.”Lithuanian and U.S. Navy sailors along with United States Embassy personnel participated in a joint community relations project at the Rytas Orphanage. The children played instruments and sang songs to welcome their guests. Sailors played sports and games with the children as others cooked hot dogs and hamburgers.“Even though you live a thousand miles away, it’s becoming a tradition for U.S. Sailors to visit the children,” said Edita Navickiene, assistant director of Rytas Orphanage.Carr is homeported out of Norfolk, Va. and is on a three-month deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Source: navy, August 2, 2011 View post tag: completes View post tag: Four-Day View post tag: USS View post tag: port View post tag: Visit August 2, 2011last_img read more

first_img ×NJ Transit in Hoboken HOBOKEN — On Tuesday May 23, Governor Chris Christie held a press conference informing the public that all New Jersey Transit Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken.From there, PATH trains and ferries will cross honor NJ Transit fares from that line.This is caused by construction needed for repairs which should take about eight weeks.“Amtrak is telling us now that the eight-week repair schedule that will begin in July and run to Labor Day weekend will necessitate limited service into Penn Station for the Morris & Essex line of the Midtown Direct line, and that will obviously cause some significant delays,” Christie said.Officials will announce exact dates for the repairs early next month, he added.According to the governor passengers on this line will be able to purchase tickets at a reduced price which means a loss of about $15 million in revenue to New Jersey.“I’m not happy about any of this, but the fact of the matter is, we’re gonna either make these repairs now or make them later,” he said. “But the repairs need to be made.” NJ Transit in Hobokenlast_img read more

first_imgCrowds jam the boardwalk after the 2014 Aerobatic Air Show in Ocean City, NJ, on Sept. 14.Ocean City merchants and real estate agents already have reported a banner season for summer 2014. The city broke a revenue record for beach tag sales and likely will do the same for parking fee collections.But in case anybody doubts that 2014 was busier than 2013, one of the best indicators is just in: sewerage flow reports.The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority tracks the millions of gallons of wastewater that flow through its treatment plant at 45th Street in Ocean City. Because per capita water usage is relatively stable, the flow statistics are a good gauge of how many people are in town, according to Roger McLarnon, director of Community Operations in Ocean City.The reports show a 16.9 percent increase in wastewater volume from August 2013 to August 2014, and a 7.9 percent increase from July 2013 to July 2014.[table]Year,July Gallons,August Gallons2013,”141,827,000″,”135,486,000″2014,”153,077,000″,”158,413,000″Change,+7.9%,+16.9%[/table]McLarnon noted that there appeared to be no significant issues with leaks or infiltrations to the sewer system that could have affected the flow rates. The reports show wastewater from toilets, showers, sinks and appliances. They do not reflect outdoor water usage that flows into the ground or storm drain system.A closer look at the daily statistics shows some interesting trends reflective of the Ocean City summer population:Fridays and Sundays in July and August typically show volume greater than Saturdays — the day for vacation rental changeovers.Friday, July 4 saw the greatest volume of the month at 6,437,000 gallons.Night in Venice (a changeover day on Saturday, July 26) generated  5,009,000 gallons, but the following Sunday saw 5,703,000 gallons.The biggest day of the summer: Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7,449,000 gallons.The need to maintain a system capable of handling peak summer volume is cited the primary reason that Ocean City’s water and sewer bills are so high compared to other towns.See: FAQs on Water and Sewer Bills in Ocean City, NJ.last_img read more

first_img Read Full Story A new report released by Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights on January 13, 2014 documents the dire conditions faced by Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Released in conjunction with a United Nations-sponsored donor conference on Syria taking place in Kuwait on January 15, the report urges increased funding and a long-term humanitarian response to meet the needs of these extremely vulnerable children.More than half of the one million Syrians seeking refuge in Lebanon since the outbreak of hostilities in their home country in March 2011 are under age 18. In addition to stressful living conditions and a lack of basic needs, they face limited access to education and increased vulnerability to forced labor and sexual exploitation.Report authors Susan Bartels, fellow and visiting scientist at the FXB Center, and Kathleen Hamill, fellow at the FXB Center, conducted their assessment over a 10-day period in Lebanon in November 2013.last_img read more

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia’s best 4-H’ers gathered to champion their program during the 64th annual State 4-H Congress in Atlanta this week. And 49 individuals emerged as state project competition winners.”This week, 251 young people showcased their outstanding efforts in the ultimate project competition of Georgia 4-H,” said Roger C. “Bo” Ryles, head of the state 4-H education program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The 4-H members prepare portfolios and presentations of their research and service in 49 project areas such as public speaking, history, wildlife, horticulture and human development. Expert judges evaluate their work and interview them on their presentations and portfolios.State winnersHere are this year’s state winners, projects and project donors, listed by their home counties. Bartow: Caleb Griner, outdoor recreation, White Water; and Jacquelyn Forte, dog care and training, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.Bulloch: Jarrett Fail, companion animal science, Monroe Veterinary Clinic, the Georgia 4-H Foundation, and Bill and Edna Sell.Burke: Spencer Dixon, power and energy, Chevron.Carroll: Cassie Littleton, flowers, shrubs and lawns, Georgia Development Authority.Clarke: Charles Felton, conservation of natural resources, Georgia Water Wise Council.Clinch: Jennifer Flesher, bread, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Colquitt: Rebecca Loftis, target sports, Callaway Foundation and the family of Col. James Boddie.Columbia: Anna Borke, performing arts (general), Six Flags Over Georgia; and Hema Kondur, textiles, merchandising and interiors, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Coweta: Danielle Landrein, consumer education, Sarah L. Huff Fund.Crawford: Nate Harris, plant and soil science, Georgia Plant Food Educational Society.Crisp: Kathryn Leigh Buford, international, Equifax.Emanuel: Rebekah Bowen, pork production, Georgia Pork Producers Association.Evans: Abbey Mayfield, health, Ms. Ellinore Nicholason, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Martin, North Fulton Regional Hospital and Greater Atlanta Association of Diabetes Educators.Fayette: April Ford, housing and environment, Bucky Cook.Gordon: Matthew Salmon, food safety and preservation, Tom and Mildred Coleman, Elizabeth Andress and Gary and Rhonda Keve.Gwinnett: Joelle Freeman, performing arts (piano), Six Flags Over Georgia.Glynn: Nathan Potts, environmental science, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Haralson: Amanda Turner, work force preparation and career development, Randstad North America.Hart: Jessie Frye, forestry and wood science, Mr. Bill Lott.Jackson: Caroline Black, beef, Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, the Georgia 4-H Foundation and the Homeport Farm Mart.Jones: Brittny Smith, arts & crafts, Marion Fisher and Brandie Rucks Park.Lincoln: Kitty Ball, sports, White Water.Lowndes: Monica Glasscock, festive foods for health, Publix SuperMarkets Charities; and Matt Tucker, dairy foods, Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk.Morgan: Shelby McLeod, general recreation, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association; and Katie Wibell, wildlife and marine science, Georgia Power.Newton: Richie Knight, history, Arch Smith and the Georgia 4-H Foundation.Oconee: Rob Hibbs, sheep and meat goats, Dr. and Mrs. James Williamson; Juanita Fair, safety, Georgia 4-H Foundation; Leanna Brown, fashion review, Georgia Master 4-H Club; and Patrick Savelle, dairy and milk science, Mrs. Angela Broder Nemeth and the Georgia Department of Agriculture.Oglethorpe: Jenna Saxon, communications, Georgia 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association; and Jennifer Paul, fruits, vegetables and nuts, Meadows-Knox Family Fund.Pickens: Hamilton Buchanan, poultry and egg science, Georgia 4-H Foundation.Putnam: Ashley Cobbs, resource management, Georgia Cooperative Council.Rockdale: Nick Macie, entomology, Georgia Pest Control Association and the UGA Entomology Department.Tattnall: Latoya Coker, human development, GAE4-HA.Taylor: Corey McCants, performing arts (vocal), Six Flags Over Georgia.Tift: Al Janelle, performing arts (instrumental), Six Flags Over Georgia; and Drew Richardson, computers, Georgia Power.Toombs: Christopher Earls, physical, biological and earth sciences, Georgia EMC.Union: Beth Fox, horse, Georgia Horse Council.Wheeler: Cody Thomas, public speaking, Georgia Farm Credit Association.Wilcox: Kayla Rountree, food fast and healthy, M.K. Curly Cook family.Wilkinson: Erica Asbell, photography, GEORGIA Magazine; and Andy Moseley, veterinary science, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.(Faith Peppers is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

first_imgCotton and peanut research will be showcased on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Scientists from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ commodity teams will discuss their latest research during the annual UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day. The field day will start at the Gibbs Farm at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at the Lang-Rigdon Farm at 12:30 p.m. Farmers, consultants and industry experts are invited to attend the field day session, which will highlight agronomics, entomology, plant pathology, soil fertility, engineering, breeding, diseases and economics. “The growers will get to see first-hand where their research dollars are going,” said Guy Collins, a UGA Extension agronomist. The field day is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and the Georgia Peanut Commission. Members of the UGA cotton and peanut teams will share research findings, which is supported by the producer-funded commissions. According to the 2011 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report, cotton and peanuts are ranked No. 2 and 3 respectively in the state in farm gate value. Cotton generated $1.5 billion, while peanuts earned more than $586 million. “We want (producers) to understand that we know how important it is to them that their money is spent wisely. We’re cognizant of the fact that they want to see a great return for what they invest,” said John Beasley, a UGA Extension peanut agronomist. “We also want ideas. If they’re there and we’re working on something that a grower says, ‘Have you tried such and such?’ Certainly, we want that kind of input.” Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. at the Blackshank Pavillion. For more information about the UGA Cotton and Peanut Field Day, see the website, read more