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Concert featuring John Conlee

first_img Facebook Concert featuring John Conlee TAGSButterfield Festival CommitteeconcertJohn ConleeMonahans Chamber of Commerce Facebook Twitter The Butterfield Festival Committee & the Monahans Chamber of Commerce have scheduled a concert featuring John Conlee on July 30 at the Ward County Event Center, 1525 E. Monahans Parkway, Monahans.Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m.Concessions are available for purchase.Admission is $30.VIP sponsors and tables are available and limited.For reservations or for more information, call 432-943-2187. WhatsApp By Odessa American – May 28, 2021 center_img Pinterest Previous articleDance benefitNext articleExhibit and program Odessa American Twitter Pinterest Local News WhatsApplast_img read more

Federal Reserve Outlines Challenges Ahead

first_img Tagged with: Beige Book Federal Reserve Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Federal Reserve Outlines Challenges Ahead Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save July 20, 2020 1,487 Views Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Federal Reserve Outlines Challenges Ahead  Print This Postcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Beige Book Federal Reserve 2020-07-20 Mike Albanese About Author: Phil Hall The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: HUD, OCC Tout Opportunity Zone Potential Next: Rent Prices Report Slowest Growth Since 2010 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Real estate markets across the country continued to deal with lower inventories and rising prices, although some regions are seeing a new wave of residential construction, according to findings in the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report for July.The Beige Book found home sales increased moderately across the nation. Within each district, activity varied from mild to robust. The weakest performance was in the New England region covered by the Boston Fed, which found double-digit decreases in both single-family and condo sales on a year-over-year basis during May, with inventory down “substantially” in all reporting areas.However, median prices were up for all areas except Vermont and the condo markets in Boston and Massachusetts. (Connecticut did provide data for this report.) The Atlanta recorded a similar situation of low inventory and higher prices but was also dealing with a sharp increase in 30-delinquencies, particularly in the South Florida markets.Elsewhere, the overall activity was more positive. The Cleveland Fed found its region addressing the inventory issue, with homebuilders reporting “stronger-than-expected new-home sales in May and June as buyers returned to the market as social distancing restrictions were eased.”The Dallas Fed report trumpeted that “activity in the housing market improved markedly” in its district as “new-home sales strengthened, with several contacts noting a record month in May and continued solid activity in June. Contacts said record-low mortgage rates were driving sales, with the pace of sales higher in the low- to mid-price range.”The Dallas Fed report added, “After a temporary pause, new development activity was picking back up, and contacts noted evaluating new lot/land deals and/or moving forward with planned acquisitions. Outlooks have improved significantly, but there was lingering concern about the demand impact in the fall of a weak labor market, the upcoming election, and virus flare-ups. Multifamily contacts said leasing activity weakened in early to mid-spring due to COVID-19 but has improved since then.”The residential real estate scene within the San Francisco Fed’s district seemed to embody the problems and triumphs of the nation, with moderate increases in residential construction activity, but inventory problems were not erased and prices were being pushed higher.“In Oregon, a large backlog of homeowners wanting to list their home for sale indicated that inventory in some areas may rise in the coming months,” said the San Francisco Fed’s report. “In Idaho and Eastern Washington, observers saw early evidence of buyers moving from higher-cost coastal markets after starting permanent teleworking. A Northern California contact reported that a number of renters were unable to pay rent, while some homeowners were delinquent on mortgage payments.” Subscribelast_img read more

People on the move

first_imgTop jobTim Waterhouse has been appointed HR business partner withchemical and pharmaceuticals company Bayer. Waterhouse will provide a strategicconsultancy role for Bayer’s diagnostics business in Newbury, Stoke Poges andHalstead. While Tim will be responsible for ensuring the project has effectiveoperational back-up, his main focus will be working with the management teamson longer-term business direction.Waterhouse joins Bayer from the HR recruitment consultancy,Courtenay and was previously HR manager for the commercial division HoechstMarion Roussell. A corporate member of the CIPD, he has recently completed anMA in HR management at Oxford Brookes University.He said, “After 10 years in British Rail I took the decisionto take voluntary redundancy and take my chances in the commercial world. Sofar so good.”“The strangest situation I have dealt with was when I wasinterviewing a candidate who calmly told me about the time he put a loaded gunagainst the head of someone and nearly pulled the trigger, before being pulledaway.” Claire Beasley has joined Glencourt Associates, theinternational executive search and selection consultancy, to head up a newretail division. Beasley worked for over 18 years for blue-chip retailers, mostrecently as director of retail personnel for Arcadia Group, responsible fortraining 29,000 employees. Previous Article Next Article On-line recruitment service has appointedKeith Robinson as customer relationship managing director. In the past Robinsonhas worked for recruitment advertising companies such as Barkers HumanResources and Thomson Regional Newspapers. Comments are closed. People on the moveOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Mechanical, electrical and maintenance company Dudley BowerServices has appointed Jonathan Whitworth as HR manager. Whitworth started workin December at Dudley Bower Services’ Leatherhead offices after working withBAE Systems in Saudi Arabia. Peter Meier is the new head of HR at Channel 4, replacingJanet Wilkinson who has left to take up a new role of HR director with the USgreetings card company Hallmark. An HR professional with more than 13 years’experience, Meier spent most of his career with Anglia Television. When the company was taken over in 1994 he became directorof personnel and administration for the new parent company, MAI Media, which in1996 became United Broadcasting and Entertainment. In September, Channel 4became the first major broadcaster in the UK to achieve the Investors in Peoplestandard. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Softworld 2009 preview

first_imgSoftworld 2009 previewBy Helen Williams on 22 Jan 2009 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article For the first time, the spring Softworld HR and Payroll Solutions exhibition will run at two UK locations. As well as the London show at the Hotel Ibis Earls Court on 3 February, there will also be an event on 10 February at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, Greater Manchester. These free exhibitions offer an opportunity to see and test out the latest HR and payroll software, get expert advice, and update your software and IT knowledge. “Our spring shows are designed to be very intimate, providing the opportunity for lots of face-to-face interaction between supplier and client, allowing visitors to really learn about the solutions on offer,” says Softworld marketing and conference manager James Reeve.October’s Softworld HR and Payroll exhibition at London’s Olympia attracted visitors with £25m to spend – either on new systems or upgrades.“Everyone has to justify their spending, especially now, so visitors were looking for products that improved productivity, that enabled greater online access, and reduced running costs,” says Reeve. “Improving software capabilities really can improve business performance, so the visitors we expect to see next month are those who are serious about software and recognise its role in helping their business get through these difficult economic times.”The size of the Reebok Stadium means Softworld HR and Payroll North can run on the same day as the Softworld Accounting and Finance show. And Andy Mather, portfolio director responsible for the event, says: “Exhibitors and visitors will benefit, as we find that around one-quarter of the audience like to visit both areas when they run alongside one another.”Product innovationsTeamSpirit Software, a division of Bond International Software, will be demonstrating its HR and payroll software, an integrated package that can be configured to a client’s specific requirements without reprogramming. General manager Roger Moore says: “This tailoring allows business processes to be automated, improving efficiency by removing the need for duplication of data entry.”Simply Personnel will unveil ClockIn 24/7, the newest addition to its HR product line, which allows employees to clock in and out from any internet-connected computer, any time of day. Visitors to the stand will receive a free five-user version of the tracker, plus a virtual time clock. Carval has launched a self-service management solution that uses browser technology to deliver secure internet access to HR and payroll data. This single management view allows users to generate detailed, cross-function reports on areas such as headcounts, salaries or absenteeism. Users can also access staff profiles, photos, and qualification information, submit training requests, schedule regular reports or conduct modelling exercises, all without interrupting the HR team.Human capital management software provider Cezanne Software will be showcasing its succession, career planning and talent management software. This suite of modules can be part of Cezanne’s core HR software offering, or can be run as separate entities.MasterclassesSoftworld will also have a programme of masterclass presentations from industry experts, combining real-life case studies with practical advice.The IPP’s Karen Thomson, associate director of policy and research, will be giving the keynote presentation at both shows, covering all the latest legislation updates and the hot topics for 2009. She will discuss CSA changes, personal accounts, salary sacrifice, the Equal Treatment Directive, and much more.Other speakers include: Phil Nilson, employer strategy manager at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), will give a topical update on HMRC-related issues affecting payroll, both now and in the medium and long-term.The Financial Ombudsman’s HR manager, Ian Morgan, will present a case study on how the business uses Sage’s HR software to help manage information on its 300 employees. Morgan will also discuss the best approach to rolling out an online system to employees. This will also cover the use of flexible benefits programmes.Caroline Graham, payroll systems and HR information manager at fashion brand Jacques Vert, will talk about how integrated HR and payroll can maximise resources to minimise costs.Dennis Keeling, former Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA) chief executive and founder of software features and functionality comparison website Business Software Intelligence, will give advice on which business software package to choose from the 1,000-plus available.Seminars and demonstrationsAlong with exhibitors and masterclasses there will be a programme of free exhibitor seminars and demonstrations.3 February Softworld HR & Payroll London4 FebruarySoftworld Accounting & Finance London(Both at the IBIS Hotel, Earls Court)10 FebruarySoftworld HR & Payroll North (with Softworld Accounting & Finance North)(Reebok Stadium, Bolton)ExhibitorsExhibitors at the February HR and Payroll shows range from smaller niche companies to the big names such as Sage and NorthgateArinso, and include providers such as Carval Computing, Simply Personnel, Pyramid HR and Ceridian. Exhibitors include:ASR Computers Bond TeamSpirit Carval HR & Payroll Cascade HR & Payroll Ceridian Cezanne Software Frontier Software Institute of Payroll Professionals NorthgateArinso PS FinancialsPyramid HRSage HR & PayrollSelect Software UK Simply PersonnelFor more information on the exhibitors, visit read more

Douglas Elliman reports $14M profit, 50% revenue jump in quarter

first_img Tags Email Address* Douglas EllimanEarnings CallsResidential Real Estate Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message* The strong finish did not make up for the heavy losses the firm incurred in the early months of the pandemic when it began slashing costs and wrote down $58.3 million in goodwill related to Elliman’s trademark.Elliman reported a net loss of $48.2 million for the year. In 2019 the brokerage had net income of $6.2 million. But the firm’s 2020 revenue of $774 million nearly matched the $784.1 million in 2019.Lorber credited the results to early cost-cutting on the corporate side and Elliman’s 6,700-agent workforce. He also cited recruitment of rainmaker brokers during the pandemic as part of Elliman’s strategy to make up for lost time in New York City.“We really have a good position. We managed during this time to recruit some new people to the company, substantial brokers,” Lorber said on the call.Recent Elliman hires include Compass broker Kirsten Jordan, whom Lorber publicly welcomed earlier this month. A source said the reference was to another top New York City-based agent slated to join Elliman from a major competitor.Overall, Vector’s fourth quarter revenue from its real estate and tobacco businesses was $554.6 million, up from $439.6 million in 2019. Net income surged to $32.3 million from $10.7 million.Vector’s annual revenue rose to $2 billion from $1.9 billion in 2019. Net income dropped to $92.9 million from $101 million.Vector’s real estate segment, New Valley, which includes Elliman as well as a new-development investment arm, reported a net loss of $5 million in the fourth quarter, an improvement over the net loss of $24.9 million a year earlier. New Valley’s net loss for 2020 was $75.9 million, compared to a net loss of $11.4 million in 2019.Contact Erin Hudson Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Douglas Elliman chairman Howard Lorber (Getty)Resilience and rebound were Howard Lorber’s themes as he announced Douglas Elliman’s performance for the final quarter of 2020.“We’re feeling very good about New York at this particular time,” said Lorber, Elliman’s executive chairman and CEO of its parent, Vector Group, on the latter’s fourth quarter earnings call. “It definitely stabilized.”The city’s sluggish sales market, which historically accounts for about 70 percent of Elliman’s revenues, had been dragging down the firm’s business since the onset of the pandemic even as sales surged in Florida and the Hamptons.But last quarter, transaction volume in the city improved, particularly in new-development condominiums.That helped Elliman report net income of $14 million for the fourth quarter, up from the year-ago period’s net loss of $432,000 and a third-quarter profit of $12 million. The firm’s sales revenue last quarter was up 50 percent year-over-year to $267.5 million from $178.1 million in the final quarter of 2019.Read moreElliman reports $12M profit in third quarter after a year of heavy lossesDouglas Elliman’s New York revenues fall by halfHoward Lorber’s comp is too damn high: Investorslast_img read more

Bergen Group Signs Frigate Maintenance Extension Deal

first_img View post tag: Bergen Group Share this article Authorities Bergen Group Services AS has been awarded a one-year extension of the contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces’ logistics organization (FLO) for the ship technical maintenance of the Navy’s frigate class. The contract has an estimated value of NOK 70 million, and is valid until July 2016.Bergen Group signed in June 2012 a comprehensive contract with FLO on ship maintenance and repair of frigate class. The main contract was valid until July 2014, with an option for annual renewal of up to three additional years until summer 2017. The contract now signed is for the second renewal year out of three.The project involves planning, coordination and implementation of scheduled maintenance, corrective maintenance and other additional work on the Navy’s five frigates. The work will mainly be conducted on the Navy’s main naval base at Haakonsvern just outside Bergen.The new frigates are highly complex vessels, and the implementation of such a project requires high demands of expertise, quality and documentation.The contract is an important contribution Bergen Group’s long-term strategy of further developing the Group’s expertise and capacity related to complex maritime projects and maritime service operations.Bergen Group is a well-established Norwegian supplier of products, services and solutions to the offshore and maritime industry. The core activities are focused on Rig Service, Maritime Service and Subsea & Offshore Service.[mappress mapid=”15950″]Image: View post tag: Navy View post tag: maintenance Back to overview,Home naval-today Bergen Group Signs Frigate Maintenance Extension Deal View post tag: europe View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: deal View post tag: Frigate Bergen Group Signs Frigate Maintenance Extension Deal May 12, 2015 View post tag: Norway View post tag: extension View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Party With Princesses and Superheroes at the Flanders Hotel on Sunday

first_imgAll kids like superheroes, right? Well, maybe some little girls favor princesses. Either way, the little ones will have a great time at the Princess and Superhero Party coming Sunday to the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.It’s the latest creative and family-friendly Flanders event with a focus on activities for children.Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite princess or superhero attire on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon at the hotel and full-service resort at 719 East 11th Street.Activities include a breakfast buffet, pictures with the superhero and princess characters, coloring, live DJ and music, singing, dancing and games and crafts.The cost is $29 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Call (609) 399-1000. Children will enjoy a whole slate of kid-friendly activities.last_img read more

F.O.P. approves proposed 2.5% increase for South Bend Police

first_img WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebook Google+ (Photo supplied/South Bend Police) The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36 in South Bend has unanimously approved a proposed two-and-a-half percent raise for South Bend police, proposed by South Bend Mayor James Mueller. The South Bend City Council still has to approve the raise before it will take effect. The F.O.P. is hopeful that council will support the pay hike.The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36 sent the following statement to 95.3 MNC regarding the proposed pay rate increase:The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36 in South Bend, Indiana announced that the lodge membership has unanimously approved a proposed 2.5% raise for South Bend police officers. South Bend Mayor James Mueller proposed the wage increase.“Mayor Mueller contacted the FOP and proposed a 2.5% raise for the brave men and women of the South Bend police department who’ve been working hard during these unprecedented times,” Harvey Mills, South Bend FOP President said. “I want to express a heartfelt thank you to Mayor Mueller for deciding to prioritize and recognize the sacrifice that police officers make every day. We welcome this new enthusiasm from city hall will and are hopeful this positive trend continues.”While the Mayor has proposed the 2.5% raise and both FOP members and the Board of Public Safety have unanimously approved it, the South Bend City Council still has to approve the raise before it will take effect. The FOP is hopeful that City Council will follow the Mayor’s lead in supporting police officers.“This raise will go a long way to increasing morale within the police department and helping us be competitive with nearby police departments as continue to recruit new officers to the force,” Mills continued. “We thank the Mayor for his leadership on this important issue.” Twitter Google+ Pinterest Pinterest By Jon Zimney – May 24, 2020 0 451 F.O.P. approves proposed 2.5% increase for South Bend Police Previous articleThousands left without power after severe thunderstorms blow through MichianaNext articleDeHaan: Gas prices to bump up through July 4 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

A record of ruins, before the war

first_imgFrank Kidner was a history scholar at San Francisco State University in 1993 when he took the first of what would be four trips to Syria over the course of a decade to study ruins dating to the Roman Empire.Kidner documented his research in more than 9,000 photographs that detail architecture, topography, and the monuments themselves, focusing in particular on the Dead Cities region outside Aleppo.“My interest in the built environment of the past had been there since childhood,” said the 78-year-old, now-retired professor, who recently donated the images to the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.Kidner, who lives in El Cerrito, Calif., has long been interested in the emergence of Christianity in the physical Roman world. In his trips to the Dead Cities, some 700 former settlements along the hills of the Bélus Massif in northwest Syria, he cataloged ruins reflective of a wealthy rural life steeped in trade. His travels took him to churches, monasteries, farmsteads, and other sites.Professor Frank Kidner stands by a stone wall in the Belus Massif. All images from: Frank Kidner Photographs of Syria and Lebanon, 1993–1999, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives.The collection includes more than 300 photos of St. Simeon’s Monastery, a pilgrimage site named for a holy man who settled disputes from atop a pillar. Kidner shot monastery facades, interiors, apses, friezes, and vestibules at different angles and in multiple lights. Other pictures feature a tavern in Serjilla, a waterwheel near Hama along the Orontes River, and carved stonework from a church in Qirqbizeh, which inspired Kidner in his study of how foreign architectural elements were modified to fit with local building traditions.Imaging Services at Harvard Library digitized the pictures, and Dumbarton Oaks will start cataloging them this summer. The photos hold value for scholars across disciplines, ranging from religion and archaeology to history, art, and architecture, noted Daniel Boomhower, director of the library at Dumbarton Oaks.“These are not tourist photographs,” he said. “Frank worked with high-quality film, and made adjustments with lighting and exposure to ensure he got the optimal exposure. It’s called bracketing when you photograph the same image with slightly different settings. He looked at the architectural rubble with a trained eye. While an amateur might say it’s old and interesting, Frank knew how these materials fit together originally, and there’s a comprehensiveness in the collection, an appreciation of what to document.”South Basilica at St. Simeon’s Monastery.For Kidner, who retired from academic life in 2006, the gift marks the culmination of a lifelong love of old buildings. In a telephone interview, he recalled his passion for California Gold Rush history and a year exploring old architecture in the Netherlands when his father taught at Leiden University.Traveling in Syria in the years before the devastation of war, Kidner often found himself on the receiving end of its citizens’ hospitality.“People were extraordinarily receptive and interested in what I was doing,” he said. “I would have to be very careful about accepting invitations to come into their houses for tea. I had a schedule and the light was what it was, and turning down their offers at times made me feel badly.”Though landscape and architecture dominate the photographs, the most haunting images, in a country where war has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, are of children.“Moppets” in the ruins in the Jebel Barisha area.“Nobody really knows what remains of these ruins,” he said. “I’m sure some of them have come through unscathed, but you don’t know and it’s on my mind a lot of time. And I wonder what is happening to those people. I fear nothing good at all.”Boomhower finds himself dwelling on the same fears.“One of the conundrums in focusing on the recent destruction of ancient sites in Syria is that it is hard to compare [their destruction] to the humanitarian disaster it represents,” he said. “The magnitude and severity of the war is well demonstrated by observing the destruction of these ancient monuments. It reminds us of how catastrophic the war has been for modern-day Syrians.”last_img read more

Indonesia’s confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 1 million

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s confirmed coronavirus infections since the pandemic began have crossed a million and hospitals in some hard-hit areas are near capacity. Indonesia’s Health Ministry said that new daily infections rose by 13,094 on Tuesday. The total number of deaths was now at 28,468. The ministry’s data showed hospitals in world’s fourth most populous country are approaching 70% capacity nationwide, but there are some areas where that number is higher. The 1 million case milestone comes just weeks after Indonesian launched a massive campaign to inoculate two-thirds of the country’s 270 million people, with President Joko Widodo receiving the first shot of a Chinese-made vaccine.last_img read more