Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu) 2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileChemco Limited specialises in the formulation, manufacturing, blending and trading of chemicals. The company operates as one of the subsidiaries of Harel Mallac & Co. Ltd. Chemco Limited company engages in the production and sale of agro chemicals, specialty chemicals and consumer goods. Chemco Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Chemco Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Helen Smith has joined the international development charity as the new Supporter Services Manager from Amnesty International UK. She has previously worked at Asthma UK and Marie Curie Cancer Care. She is the chair of the Steering Group of the Voluntary Sector Customer Care Forum (VSCCF), which aims to improve and develop Customer Care throughout the sector.Polly Symondson rejoins the charity sector taking on the role of Community and Events Fundraising Manager. Polly was a Senior Account Manager at Cascaid Marketing where she was responsible for direct marketing campaigns for a portfolio of international and national charities. Polly has previously worked in community fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. These new appointments are joining Tumu Kazunga who was recently appointed to the role of Corporate Partnerships Manager. He joined FARM-Africa from Save The Children where he was Corporate Development Executive. 33 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 18 January 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. FARM-Africa has restructured and expanded its fundraising team led by Michael Newsome, Director of Fundraising, with five new appointments.Suzanne Jackson has joined the FARM-Africa team in the new role of Head of Individual Giving. She will focus on bringing together direct marketing fundraising with supporter services to strengthen the charity’s customer care for its fast growing supporter base. Previously she was Direct Marketing Manager at Sense for two and a half years after working for Cancer Research UK’s Direct Marketing team.Rachel Beckett joins her as FARM-Africa’s new Direct Marketing Manager. She spent three years as Individual Giving Manager at BLISS, the premature baby charity. Advertisement FARM-Africa expands fundraising team
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis All spare change donated to the BHF via Coinstar machines during the first two weeks of February will be donated to the campaign. The machines are available in large Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco or Morrison’s stores. Argos, Homebase and Lloyds TSB will be selling special heart-shaped pin badges in all their stores and branches for a suggested donation of £1 from early February. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Ten pence will be donated for every Colgate product purchased in February as part of their 3 for 2 offer in all Boots stores. 59 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement www.bhf.org.uk/red Fitness First and Booker will also be showing their support this February by holding staff fundraising days for the campaign. For every Hallmark Valentine’s card bought from a local Co-operative store, 5p will be donated to the campaign. Howard Lake | 14 January 2009 | News Staff and customers at Lloyds TSB, Argos, Homebase, The Co-Operative, Fitness First, Colgate, Midlands Co-op, Coinstar, Michael Page and Booker will now be helping support the charity. 10 corporate partnerships for BHF’s new campaign Tagged with: corporate The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has secured 10 corporate partnerships for its new Red for Heart campaign which gets underway in February as part of National Heart Month. Midlands Co-op’s Travel, Retail and Floristry businesses will be supporting the campaign with a range of red-themed fundraising events, including Love Note displays in selected store windows. All Michael Page International employees will be encouraged to wear red on 13 February, and to take part in Red for Heart fundraising events throughout the month.
Pandemic has negatively impacted fundraising for 94% of schools Advertisement Melanie May | 29 October 2020 | News 102 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Lotteries lottery fundraising A survey of school and preschool members of Your School Lottery has found that 99% have raised less money as a result of the pandemic lockdown.Your School Lottery received 336 responses to its survey, sent out in July. With schools closed and the country in lockdown, 98% reported having to cancel fundraising activities, while overall, 94% reported a negative impact on their fundraising with 72% of these impacted very negatively.Lotteries have provided a way to keep fundraising income coming in for 80% however, with the same percentage saying that this was the only form of fundraising they had been able to do during lockdown.Looking ahead, the vast majority – 96% – expect their fundraising to continue to be impacted in the next academic year, with 80% saying the pandemic had affected the finances of their parents and community.A previous survey, ‘A bridge too far?’, by Alison Body, Canterbury Christ Church University, and Eddy Hogg, University of Kent, found that 94% of schools felt pressurised to fundraise in 2018, up from 66% in 2016, with 43% of primary schools reliant on fundraising income to deliver statutory teaching activities.Commenting in the report, Richard Manville from PTA+ (the membership body for Parent Teacher Associations) said:“The survey bears out the problems all PTAs have experienced through the lockdown and the knock-on impact this will have in terms of the money they have to spend.“Although this challenging situation is sure to continue for some time, PTAs are resilient and resourceful, and this comes through in the survey. I fully expect PTAs to develop strategies that adapt to this ‘new norm’.”
The interlocking systems of prisons, jails and detention centers were built up by descendants of those made rich from colonial conquest of this continent. The prison-industrial complex continues to benefit this very class of people every day by its existence.As the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party stated 50 years ago:“Once in a very great while, a rich man goes to prison. Maybe he is taking a six-month rap for a company that defrauded the people out of millions; when he gets out after his brief stretch, he’s set for life. And even while he’s in, every little comfort is provided for him, so that the time passes as pleasantly as possible.“Most of all, he is never really isolated, never forgotten. His lawyers visit him constantly, the guards treat him like a ‘gentleman,’ and he is able to conduct his business affairs from prison. Prisons weren’t made for people like this. The fact that a handful of them may be in a few federal institutions is largely an accident. “But the prisons are full, overflowing, exploding with poor, oppressed people for whom prisons have meant the end — of life, of happiness, of friends and family.” More than sympathetic to white supremacy, Jacob Anthony Chansley was seen in videos in patriotic face paint and a horned helmet with fur during the Jan. 6 fascist insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Since driving back to his residence in Arizona, he turned himself into the FBI. Chansley is charged with trespassing on Capitol grounds, entering violently and committing disorderly conduct while there.Jacob Anthony Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6How he has been treated since his arrest stands out. The Washington Post reported on Jan. 15: “In a court filing late Thursday, federal prosecutors in Phoenix wrote that ‘strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government.’ On Friday, however, Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Allison walked back the claim of an assassination plot, saying that while it ‘may very well be appropriate at a trial,’ raising it at this stage could mislead the court.” The courts continue to protect and provide for this white supremacist. A judge ruled in favor of him being fed a diet of organic food while in the custody of U.S. Marshals on the grounds that he might have a religious reason to do so. (Newsweek, Jan. 14)Real dietary needs of oppressed deniedIn contrast, people imprisoned in Texas with diabetes can’t receive proper meals unless they go on dialysis. Muslim people imprisoned in the U.S. have been force fed pork. The rules were written by and for white men like Jacob Chansley.Imam Siddiqui Abdullah Hasan, on death row in Ohio, was falsely convicted of the murder of a guard during the 1993 Lucasville prison rebellion. The rebellion started after Muslim prisoners objected to being forced to take a tuberculosis test containing alcohol, in violation of their religious practice.A stark horror in this pandemic; prisons, jails and detention centers have been a public health disaster since their inception. They spread disease, kill people slowly in a myriad of ways, isolate individuals and serve the super-rich as concentration camps for the poor and oppressed.This society’s contradictions permeate these capitalist cages. Jails are typically the largest “providers” of mental health “care,” which becomes its opposite when managed by armed bodies of the state. Sheriffs and police have their origins on this continent in the patrols of people who escaped enslavement.As abolitionists, our goal is not the prosecution of white supremacists to the fullest extent possible; courts, like cops, will not bring liberation. And anything used by the state apparatus in a court of law can be used against us when we hit the streets in the next big upswell against 400 years of racist, capitalist, exploitation. We must take seriously the fascists’ threats of violence and meet them with a mass response. We are not asking that everyone be dehumanized equally in line with the most oppressed behind the walls. Abolitionists, practicing the science of change, are interested in transforming the material conditions that allowed prisons, jails and detention centers to accumulate in the first place. They stand to impose inhumanity and drive down wages for everyone in our class, the working class.We can transform these conditions by organizing around human needs like housing and health care, giving people the tools to organize where their power lies. That may be in workers assemblies, tenants’ unions, unemployed councils, debtor’s unions. We transform these conditions by diverting stolen resources back to the people who created that wealth. And we can do that in part by showing solidarity with people caught up in the prison-industrial complex. We have diversity in tactics, but always with an aim: to crumble the foundation of that which oppresses us.As abolitionist organizer Mariame Kaba has said, “we do this till we free us.” If we do our due diligence in networking and organizing these sorts of groupings together before irreconcilable class antagonisms reach a final boiling point, the masses will decide for themselves that they no longer accept their exploitation. In response to the public lynching of George Floyd, 50 prisoners in Michigan prepared a feast to the extent they could behind bars to celebrate Floyd’s life. August 2020. Art by Jaye Elizabeth Elijah for TheCounter.orgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
LIBYA – French photographer missing after setting off from BenghaziReporters Without Borders is very worried about the fate of Stéphane Lehr, an experienced French freelance photographer working for Polaris Images, who went missing early yesterday afternoon shortly after arriving in Benghazi with a French TV crew.The head of Polaris Images, Jean-Pierre Pappis, said the last contact with Lehr was a message received at 7 a.m. New York time (1 p.m. in Libya). “He sent us an email saying: ‘I have just arrived in Benghazi. I am trying to leave this afternoon for the front. Nothing is certain.’”One of Lehr’s fellow journalists said he set off in the direction of Ajdabiya, a town on the coast 160 km south of Benghazi.Lehr’s case brings the number of journalists currently missing in Libya to four. Agence France-Presse previously said it had received no word from two of its reporters – Dave Clark, 38, and Roberto Schmidt, 45 – since the evening of 18 March, when they were near the eastern city of Tobruk. In a statement, AFP reported that they had “said in an email on Friday evening that they intended to travel some 30 km from Tobruk on Saturday morning to meet opponents of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and interview refugees fleeing the fighting.” Getty Images photographer Joe Raedle was travelling with them.Four Al-Jazeera journalists who were arrested near the western town of Zawiya are meanwhile still being held by pro-Gaddafi forces.Reporters Without Borders is also without any news of six Libyan journalists. Follow the news on Bahrain The Yemeni authorities ordered Al-Jazeera journalists Ahmed Zidan and Abdulhaq Saddah to leave the country on 19 March on the grounds that they were working illegally in Yemen and were inciting violence. An information ministry official told the government news agency Saba that they had “provoked the Yemeni people” by their coverage of the demonstrations in Yemen in recent weeks. The authorities had confiscated transmission equipment from Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya on 11 March on the grounds that their coverage of protests in the south of the country was biased.The deportation order came one day after the massacre in Sanaa’s Change Square in which 52 people were killed, including photographer Jamal Al-Sharabi of the independent daily Al-Masdar, and 126 people were wounded. Six other foreign journalists were deported a week ago. Four of them were arrested in Sanaa and expelled on 14 March. They were Oliver Holmes, a Briton who strings for the Wall Street Journal and Time, Portia Walker, a Briton who strings for the Washington Post, Haley Sweetland Edwards, an American who writes for the Los Angeles Times and AOL News, and Joshua Maricich, an American who writes for various media including the Yemen Times.The other two – Patrick Symmes, a US journalist working for Outside magazine, and Italian photographer Marco Di Lauro – were detained on arrival at Sanaa airport on 12 March after visiting the Yemeni island of Socotra and were deported the same day. March 17, 2021 Find out more SYRIA People began staging sit-ins, marches and demonstrations to demand more freedom in various parts of the country on 15 March, defying the state of emergency that has been in effect since 1963. The authorities have used violence to disperse these protests and have arrested demonstrators arbitrarily. They have also stepped up their restrictions on journalists, in many cases denying them access to the sites of the protests.Several international news agencies were prevented from covering the demonstrations that have been taking place since 18 March in the southern city of Deraa (near the Jordanian border), where the authorities opened fire on the protesters. According to Human Rights Watch, five people were killed (http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2011/03/20/syria-government-crackdown-leads-protester-deaths).Reporters Without Borders has learned that the journalist, poet and novelist Mohammed Dibo was arrested on the night of 18 March at his home in Al-Annazah, in the northwestern city of Baniyas, where demonstrations were held earlier in the day to demand reforms.Dibo writes for various newspapers including Jordan’s Al-Dustour and many news websites such as Al-Waan (run by the Association of Rational Arabs), Bab el Moutawasset (MediterraneanGate.net), which covers the various cultures of the Mediterranean basin, Lamp Of Freedom (http://lampoffreedom.com/) and Shukumaku (http://www.shukumaku.com/Default.php).Mazen Darwich, the founder of the Syrian Centre for Media and Free Expression, was arrested on 16 March while attending a peaceful sit-in outside the interior ministry in Damascus as an observer. He was later released. Organisation Help by sharing this information June 15, 2020 Find out more October 14, 2020 Find out more Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest March 21, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists killed, many missing, arrested or deported – list of media freedom violations gets longer BAHRAIN German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors News LIBYA Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi and his allies have not stopped their abuses in response to the UN Security Council resolution of 17 March authorizing the use of force to protect civilians. Foreign journalists and their Libyan colleagues continue to be targeted in both the east and the west of the country. Seven journalists are currently missing while a Libyan blogger was killed by a sniper on 19 March in Benghazi. Reporters Without Borders urges the Libyan authorities to end their violence against all journalists.The Libyan blogger and journalist who was shot on 19 March was Mohamed Al-Nabbous, also known as Mo. He was providing live commentary on developments when he was killed. After the Internet was blocked in Libya, he launched his own TV station, Libya Al-Hurra, which broadcast by satellite. He was the second journalist to be killed in Libya since the start of the fighting. Al-Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan Al-Jaber was fatally shot in an ambush as he was returning to Benghazi on 12 March. A colleague was injured in the same incident.Al-Jazeera reported on 19 March that four of its journalists were arrested by pro-Gaddafi forces a week ago. The four – Mauritanian reporter Ahmed Vall Ould el-Dine, Tunisian reporter Lotfi Messaoudi, Norwegian photographer Ammar Al-Hamdane and British photographer Kamel Ataloua – had entered the country across the Tunisian border and were covering the fighting between rebels and government forces in Zawiya, to the west of the capital.Agence France-Presse said it has received no word from two of its reporters – Dave Clark, 38, and Roberto Schmidt, 45 – since the evening of 18 March, when they were near the eastern city of Tobruk. In a statement, AFP reported that they had “said in an email on Friday evening that they intended to travel some 30 km from Tobruk on Saturday morning to meet opponents of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and interview refugees fleeing the fighting.” Getty Images photographer Joe Raedle was travelling with them.The four New York Times journalists who were arrested on 15 March have been released. They are currently at the Turkish embassy in Tripoli and were due to leave the country in the next few hours via Tunisia.According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, there has been no work since the start of the uprising from six Libyan journalists who are known critics of the government. The CPJ said it is rumoured that they are currently being held by pro-Gaddafi forces. to go further Receive email alerts BahrainMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News ——- News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives YEMEN BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Ali Abdulemam, a blogger who was freed on 22 February after several months in prison, was arrested again on 17 March amid a continuing crackdown on human rights activists. After being set free again, he went into hiding to avoid further arrest. The BBC said his wife, who was very outspoken during his months in detention, is now refusing to give interviews for fear of reprisals (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12796892). Abdulemam was one of the nominees for this year’s Netizen Prize, which Reporters Without Borders awards with support from Google. The prize went to the Tunisian website Nawaat.Abdeljalil Al-Singace, a blogger who like Abdulemam and 21 other human rights activists and government opponents was detained from September to February, was also reportedly arrested again on 17 March. The head of the pro-democracy and civil liberties movement Al Haq, Singacewas previously arrested in 2009 for allegedly trying to destabilise the government because he used his blog (http://alsingace.katib.org) to denounce the deplorable state of civil liberties and discrimination against Bahrain’s Shiite population.Nabeel Rajab, the head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, was abducted from his home at about 1:30 a.m. yesterday by about 40 individuals who threatened him and beat him before finally releasing him several hours later. Rajab had been giving interviews to international news media about the government’s use of violence to disperse protests and indiscriminate killings by the armed forces (http://bahrainrights.hopto.org/en/node/3825).CBS journalist Toula Vlahou was travelling in a car with a colleague on 19 March when riot police fired on them using shotgun pellets. Watch the video in which she tried to get an explanation from foreign minister Sheikh Khalid ibn Ahmad Al Khalifa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpxSPY5ZPCM. News
IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa As Islamic State, also known as Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIS), continues its advance in Iraq and Syria, the religious leaders of eight islamic organizations have signed an appeal by Reporters Without Borders for condemnation of this armed extremist group’s war crimes against journalists. News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Signatories- Al-Azhar – International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS)- Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI)- Great Mosque of Paris – Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF)- Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC)- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)- Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) Organisation Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Arabic version Farsi version Following the release of videos on 19 August and 2 September showing the murders of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, Muslim leaders from Egypt, Qatar, Indonesia, France, United Kingdom, United States and Canada are denouncing ISIS’s atrocities against civilians, especially Syrian and foreign journalists, in Syria and Iraq.In this appeal, the religious leaders condemn ISIS’s use of Islam as a cover for political and expansionist goals.“Through its barbaric acts, ISIS not only tarnishes Islam’s image but also harms Muslims worldwide,” they say.The appeal also calls on the extremist group, which has created a major hostage industry, to release the journalists and all other civilians it is currently holding.The first signatories of this appeal are:- Al-Azhar, the highest sunni authority of Egypt, based in Cairo, and one of the most renowned in the Muslim world. – International Union for Muslim Scholars. Based in the Qatari capital of Doha, it groups Muslim scholars and sheikhs who are influential in the Muslim world. Its president is Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.- Majelis Ulama Indonesia. Indonesia’s most senior Muslim body. Based in Jakarta, it is headed by Slamet Effendy Yusuf.- Great Mosque of Paris. The mother mosque of all the French mosques and the most important in Europe, it represents the Muslim community in France. It is headed by Dalil Boubakeur, who also heads the French Council for the Muslim Religion.- Union of Islamic Organizations of France. Based in La Courneuve, it is a federation of more than 250 Muslim organizations covering all of France. Headed by Asmar Lasfar, it is a member of the French Council for the Muslim Religion and holds the presidency and vice-presidency of 11 of the 25 Muslim religion regional councils.- Islamic Supreme Council of Canada.Based in Calgary, in the Canadian province of Alberta, its founder and leader is Imam Syed Soharwardy, who also founded Muslims against Terrorism.- Council on American-Islamic Relations. Based in Washington DC and founded and led by Nihad Awad, it is the biggest Muslim civil liberties organization in the United States.- Muslim Council of Britain.Based in London, it is an umbrella for 500 regional and local Muslim entities and associations in Britain. Its secretary general is Dr. Shuja Shafi.………………………………………………….AppealMuslim leaders condemn murders of journalists by Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIS) We, Muslim leaders, firmly condemn ISIS’s atrocities against local and foreign journalists in Syria and Iraq, especially the beheadings of the US reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff.Taking hostages and carrying out barbaric murders for political ends constitute crimes against the principles of Islam. We reject any justification of violence in the name of our religion and its traditions.Through its barbaric acts, ISIS not only tarnishes Islam’s image but also harms Muslims worldwide.We urge ISIS to release the hostages they are still holding, including the journalists. News to go further September 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Muslim leaders call for condemnation of Islamic State’s violence against journalists Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Follow the news on Iraq
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Removed from the table, opened a public hearing and voted for the first time to approve an ordinance granting a request from Betenbough Homes for development of 84 single-family lots on the northeast corner of 91st Street and Rainbow Drive, after city staff met with a concerned citizen and developed plans for an additional stop sign along 91st Street to help reduce speeding.Tabled a request from Triple J Investments to rezone from Future Development to Special Dwelling District for the development of six single-family lots at the northeast corner of Dawn Avenue and Charles Walker Road amid concerns of potential traffic issuesOpened a public hearing and voted for the first time to approve a request by ICA Properties for original zoning of Future Development-Drill Reservation on a 4.2 acre tract and .15 acte tract northwest and northeast of the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Dorado Drive.Opened a public hearing and voted for the first time to approve a request by Vickie and Thomas Hurt to rezone from Single Family-Two to Retail-One northeast of the intersection of Catalina Drive and West 24th Street.Opened a public hearing and voted for the first time to approve a request by Verna Headlee for original zoning of a roughly 2 acre tract from Future Development to retail.Opened a public hearing and voted for the first time to approve a request by Leeco Energy and Investments to rezone from Single Family-Three to Special Dwelling District northeast of the intersection of East 52nd Street and Conley Avenue.Approved for the first time an ordinance adopting a new Atmos Gas Tariff and Rate Revenue Mechanism.Reviewed council items in a briefing session beginning at 5 p.m., discussed downtown property and the e-ticket software system.Approved City Council minutes from the Feb. 27 meeting and the March 6 finance committee meeting.Approved acceptance of a $14,600 grant supporting drug crime enforcement.Approved a $11,219 grant supporting education of police officers.Approved the annexation of the Madrid subdivision, Block 1, Lots 1 and 2, into the Ector County Utility District.Approved the annexation of the Westgate subdivision, Block 8, Lots 10 and 11, replat of Block 8, Lot 4 into the Ector County Utility District.MoreCity Council agenda Twitter Odessa city council Odessa police will soon begin writing traffic tickets electronically, after the Odessa City Council on Tuesday approved the purchase of a new software system for the department with a goal of cutting down on the length of traffic stops and freeing officers to move more quickly to other calls.The City Council approved buying the system at a cost of about $211,000 in a 3-0 vote. District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton and District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales were absent.The purchase also includes hand-held units and other equipment, along with training. Deputy Chief Wes Carta told the City Council that the e-tickets would save time on stops and the time it takes to fill out a crash report or a citation, while cutting down on officer error and easing management of the citations at Municipal Court.“Those are some of the hidden efficiencies really that it’s going to have here,” Carta said. “But the big one is for the citizens, being able to complete these crash reports so much faster, free our roadways up, get the traffic moving again.”Officers will share the equipment, which includes a device that will allow them to scan information from a driver’s license or a registration sticker.“If we can save our officers time, you can do more work with less people,” Mayor David Turner said. “And if they can write more tickets to some of these people on 42nd or on Clements where they race, I think that’s fantastic. If you can’t tell them to slow down, hit them in the pocket book until they do slow down.”IN OTHER BUSINESS, THE CITY COUNCIL: WhatsApp OPD gets electronic ticket system Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Missed chances, mistakes cost Permian in district-opening loss to Wolfforth FrenshipNext articleHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Lady Bronchos rout Midland Lee, 14-4 admin WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsGovernment Facebook By admin – March 13, 2018