City, County discussing courthouse, other issues

first_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Local News City, County discussing courthouse, other issues TAGS  WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Lotto’ gameNext article060419_El_Pollo_Riendo_JF_07 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Exterior view of the Ector County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. A joint meeting has been set between the Odessa City Council and the Ector County Commissioners’ Court to discuss pressing issues, including the state of the Ector County Courthouse. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ector County annex building, 1010 E. Eighth St. District 2 City Council Member Dewey Bryant said the meeting was, more than anything, just an opportunity for the two governing bodies to sit down and talk. “In addition to the courthouse, I think there’s a number of things we need to see if we can just work together on for the benefit of our city,” Bryant said. Bryant said there is much growth in both Ector County and the City of Odessa, and hopes this meeting can lead to further discussions to help both the city and the county. Ector County Judge Debi Hays said everything about the potential of a new courthouse is still up in the air, whether it remain downtown or be built in the county near the jail, and said she was told to hang tight until the city tells them what direction they want to go in regarding the courthouse. This was told to her during the last meeting the two groups had about a year ago by one of the city officials, Hays said. She said the courthouse wasn’t as much of a priority for her right now as much as fixing county roads, illegal dumping, or hiring more jailers. The courthouse doesn’t have problems like leaking sewage anymore, she said, since they are no longer housing federal prisoners there. “My whole goal is to give the employees and the citizens what they absolutely need, what we need to grow, and right now, the courthouse is not one of my priorities,” Hays said. Another factor, Hays said, is that they will need some sort of financial help to build a new courthouse. “Their sales tax revenue that they collect is what I have to deal with just for a budget for the whole county,” Hays said. They will also be discussing the renegotiation of several interlocal agreements between the city and the county. Hays said some of these agreements included issues like animal control, housing inmates at the county jail and housing juveniles at the Ector County Youth Center. “Just a laundry list of stuff,” Hays said. Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Townsville home brings people together

first_img4 Hooper Street, Belgian Gardens, TownsvilleFOR the best part of nearly a century, 4 Hooper St, Belgian Gardens, has been a much-loved home for multiple Townsville families.Built in the 1930s, it was a chance encounter that reunited current homeowner Kaylene Mladenovic with an old friend, who had her own connection to the property, affectionately known as Merton.“One of my very close friends that I met in Mt Isa, lives in Townsville now too,” Mrs Mladenovic said.“I hadn’t seen her in a couple of years and I ran into her and told her I’d bought a house.”Mrs Mladenovic purchased the property with her husband, Predrag, in 2013.“As it turned out, this was her Dad’s (former) house,” she said. One of three verandas surrounding the residence which have views of Castle Hill and The Strand“Her grandparents built this house and her father grew up in it; so it was a funny turn of events.”Named after the first family to have lived in the residence, the Mladenovic family purchased the property with the intention of making it a “forever home” for them and their three children, now aged 20, 21 and 22.“We wanted to have enough space for our children to stay at home for as long as they wanted to, and not feel like the house was too small for them,” Mrs Mladenovic said.“So we built the additional level to provide just a bit more space, with areas where people could go and study by themselves or things like that.”Over the past seven years, the family have made extensive renovations to the property, which features six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The house has been sympathetically renovated.“Our favourite memories are actually having guests and friends come to stay,” Mrs Mladenovic said. “Because it’s so big, we’ve always been able to have people stay here.“We’re actually quite sad to be leaving, but the kids have moved out and there’s just too many rooms now.“When I realised there were some rooms I might not walk into for months, I knew it was time. Some other family should get to enjoy it.”A teacher by trade, Mrs Mladenovic and her husband have a reputation for restoring and renovating properties throughout Townsville; although this has been their biggest passion project.“We’re big-time renovators; we love to take houses that need a bit of love and bring them back to their former glory, and this one here was going to be our forever home,” she said. The kitchen is modern and spacious.“(Renovating) is something that we’ve always done for our family; just to make our family homes nicer for our kids.”Set on easy-care 1094sq m established grounds, the property offers unparalleled excellence at every turn, according to Ray White agent Julie Mahoney.“It’s a wholesome renovation,” she said.“It’s for somebody who really wants everything; it’s multifaceted.”Originally from NSW, the Mladenovics spent 12 years in Alligator Creek followed by a short stint in North Ward, before buying their current property. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 20204 Hooper Street will go to auction on May 25 and 6pm.“It’s just awesome; the neighbourhood is great and it’s so close to the beach and the breeze is, it’s everything,” Mrs Mladenovic said.Having renovated the Queenslander from a lowset to a highset home, the property includes multiple open-plan living areas, as well as two kitchens.“It would suit any family, even an extended family,” Mrs Mladenovic said.“For a family of five, it was fantastic when the three kids were here because they all had their own bathrooms. We really (want to) let some other family move in and enjoy it like we have.”Standing on her front veranda, Mrs Mladenovic described the view which had captivated her heart for the past seven years.“I’m standing on the front deck at the moment and I’m looking at Magnetic Island and I can see the water, but just snippets, but I’m up among the trees, looking out, and the breeze is beautiful.” The pool is surrounded by landscaped gardens and fruit trees.The three veranda’s surrounding the residence also include views of Castle Hill, The Strand and offer “the best” view of Townsville’s New Year’s Eve fireworks.Out the back, a large pool comes with the convenience of a neighbouring pool house, which include a toilet and shower.“We’ve also got a few fruit trees,” Mrs Mladenovic said, with the landscaped gardens also including a sunken fire pit.A walkway leads from the main house down to a back office, with a carport also attached to the house with enough room for four vehicles.“It’s very safe and secure,” Mrs Mladenovic said, with the property surrounded by a 1.8-metre fence and access via electric gates.Located close to the city and with amenities including a coffee shop, mini mart and Soroptimist Park also within walking distance, Ms Mahoney said 4 Hooper St was certainly one of a kind.last_img read more

Codere puts forward ‘2021 transformation plan’ with uncertain horizons

first_img Related Articles Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020 IMG Arena nets major media extension with Brazil’s Liga Nacional de Basquete August 19, 2020 Submit Spanish business news sources have reported that the governance of embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA, are reviewing all financing options as the company embarks on a ‘three-year corporate transformation plan’.Closing 2018, a year in which Codere was branded as the Madrid exchange’s ‘biggest bleeder’, seeing its share price collapse from January’s €9.50 to €2.40 for its December closing price, losing circa €700 million of value in market capitalisation.Spanish analysts are monitoring Codere governance actions closely, as the group undertakes a restructure of its Argentine assets and operations, severely impacted by the 2017/18 ARG Peso collapse.In its November 2018 trading update,  Codere recorded year-to-date losses of €55 million, primarily attached to Argentine adjustments, with Codere governance stating that they would move to separate ‘Argentine unit performance’ from the firm’s corporate reporting.This morning, Spanish news sources have revealed that Codere governance has presented its ‘2021 corporate transformation project’ to Codere’s private equity investors.Branded ‘Horizon 2021’, the project outlines a wholesale corporate recovery programme for Codere’s enterprise focusing on undertaking a digital makeover, securing new Mexican licenses and entering/expanding within the target market of Brazil.For its directive, Codere will need to secure a further €200 million in working capital, with news sources reporting that governance may move forward with a ‘public option’ on publishing new shares, which will require approval from the firm’s largest private-equity debt holders Silver Point Capital and Prudential funds.Further complicating Codere’s recovery plan, will be the on-going legal battle between the enterprise founding Sampedro Family, who maintain a 19% share-hold in the company and Codere PE investors.In January 2018, The Sampedros’ had their Madrid High Court appeal rejected, as the family demanded that Codere’s new leadership team be dismissed, as they had been illegitimately appointed by PE investors who had removed all Sampedro-related voting rights.The Sampedro family has taken its legal claim to a Connecticut District filing made against Codere’s US funds of Silver Point, Contrarian and Abrahams Capital. Share StumbleUpon Share Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020last_img read more