I see signs of a stock market bubble. Here’s what I’m doing now

I see signs of a stock market bubble. Here’s what I’m doing now Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 25th January, 2021 Enter Your Email Address 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. Right now, there’s quite a bit of concern that the stock market is in a bubble.Personally, I don’t think the whole stock market is in a bubble. However, I do believe some areas of the market, such as parts of the US technology sector, are overstretched at the moment. Here’s a look at some bubble indicators that concern me.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…Everyone’s a stock expertProminent US investor Joe Kennedy once said something along the lines of: “When even shoe shine boys are giving you stock tips, it’s time to get out of the market.” What he meant by this was that when everyone is talking about investing in shares, it’s often a sign that the market has run too far.II’ve seen an explosion in the number of YouTubers giving share tips over the last few months. All of a sudden, everyone on YouTube seems to be an expert in shares! Worryingly, a lot of these content makers have very little experience in the stock market. I see this as a bubble indicator.Euphoria is highThere’s also an incredibly high level of ‘euphoria’ in the market right now. Excitement levels are off the charts.“We have very seldom seen levels of investor euphoria like this,” said legendary British investor Jeremy Grantham (who has predicted a number of stock market crashes in the past) recently.High levels of euphoria can be dangerous for stocks. “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on scepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria,” said Sir John Templeton.IPO activityRecent IPO activity in the US also concerns me. Investors are scrambling to buy new tech stocks with little thought about the actual valuations of these companies. Just look at the Airbnb IPO. Its IPO price was $68. However, the stock opened near $150.Valuations are extremeSpeaking of valuations, some tech valuations just look way too high, in my view. Take Tesla, for example. Its market cap is currently about $800bn which equates to a valuation of around $1.6m per car sold. It may prove to be justified long term, but it makes no sense to me.Bubble indicatorFinally, zooming in on the tech sector, I think it’s worth noting that one of the UK’s largest global technology funds, Polar Capital Global Technology, closed itself off to new investors last year due to the enormous demand for tech stocks. After assets under management surged from £2.9bn in March to £4.5bn in June, Polar Capital announced that the fund was ‘soft closed.’ I see this as a contrarian bubble indicator.Stock market bubble: what I’m doing nowGiven these bubble indicators, I think it’s worth focusing on risk management right now. Here’s what I’m doing to protect my portfolio.Firstly, I’m keeping a close eye on my exposure to expensive growth stocks. I don’t want my portfolio to be overly exposed to these kinds of stocks. Secondly, I’m making sure that my portfolio is nicely balanced. Recently, I’ve been boosting my exposure to more defensive names such as Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser. If the stock market falls, these shares should hopefully provide protection.Finally, I’m stockpiling cash. This will give me firepower to buy great stocks at good prices if the market does pull back in the near future. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge read more

Mölle by the Sea / Elding Oscarson

first_imgArchDaily Year:  “COPY” “COPY” Mölle by the Sea / Elding OscarsonSave this projectSaveMölle by the Sea / Elding Oscarson Architects: Elding Oscarson Area Area of this architecture project Houses Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: panoramah!® Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Projects CopyHouses•Mölle, Sweden Products used in this ProjectWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityProyect Team:Jonas Elding, Johan Oscarson, Yuko Maki, Gustaf KarlssonTextile:Akane MoriyamaCity:MölleCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman Save this picture!SectionMölle is an extreme location with regards to topography and landscape, as well as history and aura. Around the turn of the century 1900, Northern Europeans were migrating to “Sinful Mölle” – where men and women were allowed to enjoy each other’s company at the same beach – leaving a trace of excentric and experimental architecture from the first half of the 20th Century. Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanHowever, from that point in time and onwards, experimentation has been overpowered by conservation. Our shared ambition with our client has been to recover Mölle’s dormant architectural tradition, extrapolating it into the 21st Century, while providing a house for generations to come suited an open minded family, presently with one child.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe building expresses both contrast and tenderness in relation to site and context. Its volume has been kept low, without any plinth or pitched roof. Facing Öresund, the terraced site has an ocean view, but the building questions the convention to turn all rooms towards that same view – the site has many qualities all around, with stone and brick walls, vegetation, and an old ice cellar semi-submerged into a hill. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe building’s shape divides the site into different exterior spaces and provides a softly divided sequence to the interior. Not immediately perceptible, the graphic form of the plan results in a building volume that rather reads as a fragmentized whole – from some angles striking, from other angles neat.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanOn the ground floor, a pilotis space wrapped in low iron glass, with sliding doors and undivided panes of up to almost 7 meters wide, the garden and its stone walls frame the interior space. Save this picture!DetailThe upper volume is resting on a slender steel structure in an abrupt collision between glass and saw finish douglas planks in jumbo format – a façade which is the first of its kind, just like Mölle’s most famous house “Villa Italienborg’s” chess-board ethernite shingles façade was, back in the days.Save this picture!Model 1Save this picture!Model 2Project gallerySee allShow lessJG House / Speziale Linares ArquitectosSelected ProjectsLVC School / Nomena + Patricio BryceSelected Projects Share 2013 Mölle by the Sea / Elding Oscarson ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/498686/molle-by-the-sea-elding-oscarson Clipboard Photographs:  Åke E:son Lindman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Sweden ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/498686/molle-by-the-sea-elding-oscarson Clipboard Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman+ 24 Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeElding OscarsonOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMölleSwedenPublished on April 23, 2014Cite: “Mölle by the Sea / Elding Oscarson” 23 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Sofia Lofts / Nakhshab Development and Design

first_img Year:  Projects CopyAbout this officeNakhshab Development and DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSan DiegoUnited StatesPublished on August 27, 2015Cite: “Sofia Lofts / Nakhshab Development and Design” 27 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2015 Area:  13711 ft² Area:  13711 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Sofia Lofts / Nakhshab Development and DesignSave this projectSaveSofia Lofts / Nakhshab Development and Design Housing Year:  Architects: Nakhshab Development and Design Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Paul BodyPhotographs:  Paul BodySave this picture!© Paul BodyRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Sofia Lofts introduces historic Golden Hill to a sharply contemporary, distinctively community-oriented approach to urban living. Appealing Mid-Century Modern design and forward-looking sustainability features (including on-site electric vehicle chargers and an innovative bike-sharing program) create an environment to foster inter-generational living and a diverse demographic. Coming from a culture rooted in the nurturing of multi-generational relationships, the Nakhshab team was influenced by this value when designing the spaces that would increase interaction between residents. Save this picture!© Paul BodyThe project consists of 16 studios, one and two-bedroom rentals that have been constructed around an existing, historic three-bedroom house which was chosen by the Nakhshab team to be restored and used as a focal point within the project. The old and new is unified through similar exterior finishes to create a unique and harmonizing aesthetic of classic and modern architecture. This contrast is again highlighted in the dramatic cantilevered design as seen upon entry onto the property that allowed the historic cobble-stone wall to be preserved. Save this picture!© Paul BodySave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Paul BodyThe interior design features minimalistic design with clean-lines, simple finishes, and open-concept layouts that allow residents to arrange the space to their needs. The complex itself is a boutique property that has a comfortable and “livable” density, increasing unit natural lighting and high quality of life for all residents. Though the property allowed for higher density, the Nakhshabs decided to create a more boutique environment which lends itself to more of a community feel. Save this picture!© Paul BodyA major focus at Sofia Lofts was to make the units affordable and sustainable by incorporating passive sustainable methods into the design. In addition, each unit is equipped with their own solar PV system, helping residents decrease their carbon footprint as well as offsetting their energy costs. Also, high efficiency plumbing fixtures and tankless water heaters have been incorporated to increase water conservation and efficiency. Residents also have access to a bike sharing program within the community as well as the readily available car sharing program, Car-2-Go, for which two charging stations are provided on site. Sofia Lofts is also centrally located, making it easy to access public amenities and institutions while decreasing commute times for residents. Save this picture!© Paul BodyThe “community within a community” objective is achieved by a layout in which all units look out onto an intimate common area with a BBQ grill, a lounge area, a space for showing movies outdoors and other shared activities. The idea is for all residents to connect and interact, very much like a large family of several generations. For this reason, there are a variety of different units that residents can grow into or downsize from and that cater to multiple generations and demographics. Sofia Lofts is adaptable and customizable for different lifestyles- anywhere from a college student, to a growing family, and to a retired couple. This organic community truly reflects the historic and architecturally diverse neighborhood of Golden Hill. Save this picture!© Paul BodyProject gallerySee allShow lessInstagram Breaks Away from the SquareArchitecture NewsObama to Cast Global Search for Chicago Presidential Center ArchitectArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:3057 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92102, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” 2015 Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772619/sofia-lofts-nakhshab-development-and-design Clipboard Save this picture!© Paul Body+ 30 Share “COPY” CopyHousing•San Diego, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772619/sofia-lofts-nakhshab-development-and-design Clipboard Sofia Lofts / Nakhshab Development and Design United Stateslast_img read more

Diaspora House / L’EAU design

first_img Photographs Construction: Architects: L’EAU design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Lead Designer:Kim Dong-JinDesign Team:Ju Ik-Hyeon, Song Jung-Eun, Kim Min-Ji, BilikaiCity:Yeoncheon-gunCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. An Alternative Life for the Immigrant Community. ‘Diaspora’ has the meaning of national dispersion or separation in its etymology. It also refers to the residing place and community where the members of an ethnic group have scattered across different pats of the world and formed a village.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinIn modern society, the words ‘returning from farming and home’ are frequently appearing. This is because a new form of ‘emotional diaspora’ is appearing as returnees migrate their home ground in search of another life.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinThe houses of these villages must free from the enumerative duplication of the standardized residential units and must be formed in a communal arrangement where the houses, which have included the unique lifestyle of those who have lived their lives are in harmony with each other’s variety.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!Process DiagramYeoncheon Diaspora is based on autonomy and flexibility in placement in order to respect each other’s life, but it takes into account the local characteristics of the site. Set a constant gable slope appropriate to the climate characteristics and arrange the arrangement axis so that the village community facing the panoramic view of Mt. Gam-ak shares the landscape together.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinThe gable volumes are placed depending on the function of the room and considering the direction. The full volumes are partially taken out and filed with void space, inserting nature into it, creating a primitive. Later, necessary rooms are added to the volume to create a generative structure that is modifiable over time.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinProject gallerySee allShow lessAbsolute Flower Shop / More Design OfficeSelected ProjectsPunta Majahua / Zozaya ArquitectosSelected Projects Share “COPY” Diaspora House / L’EAU designSave this projectSaveDiaspora House / L’EAU design E-ECO Construction Area:  199 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project SDM Structural Engineering Diaspora House / L’EAU design Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957075/diaspora-house-leau-design Clipboard 2018 CopyAbout this officeL’EAU designOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookYeoncheon-gunSouth KoreaPublished on February 18, 2021Cite: “Diaspora House / L’EAU design” 17 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?涟川郡移民集合住宅 / L’EAU design是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img ArchDaily Mechanical Engineering: CopyHouses•Yeoncheon-gun, South Korea Year:  Photographs:  Kyungsub Shin Save this picture!© Kyungsub Shin+ 46Curated by Hana Abdel Share Sung-Shin Mechanical Engineers Electrical Engineering: Kuk-dong Electrical Engineers Structural Engineering: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957075/diaspora-house-leau-design Clipboard South Korea Houseslast_img read more

Activists commemorate Al-Nakba

first_imgAround 80 activists gathered on May 16 in New York City to mark 66 years of Al Nakba, the catastrophe of death, destruction and mass exile which established the illegal Israeli military occupation of Palestine. Palestinian activists held banners and distributed information on the history of ongoing massacres, terrorism and ethnic cleansing committed by Israeli forces against the Palestinians, especially currently in Gaza and the West Bank.Billboard commemorating66 years of Al Nakba.Protesters demanded an end to the military occupation of Palestine, bringing special attention to the unconditional military aid the U.S. supplies to Israel. The U.S. government has sent $30 billion over the last 10 years to fund Israel’s crimes against Palestine, along with millions more in loan guarantees, weaponry, grants and donations from U.S.-based organizations.WW photos: Anne PrudenFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Call for immediate halt to harassment of journalist Slim Boukhdir

first_img to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns a sudden reinforcement in the police surveillance to which independent journalist Slim Boukhdir has been subjected since his release from prison last July. Reporters Without Borders condemns a sudden reinforcement in the police surveillance to which independent journalist Slim Boukhdir has been subjected since his release from prison last July. Plain-clothes police have been closely watching everything he has done for the past few days and his family is also being kept under surveillance.The press freedom organisation calls for an immediate halt to these practices and deplores the fact that independent Tunisian journalists can be subjected to such a degree of harassment on the decision of police officials. “The Tunisian government cannot go on obstructing the work of journalists like this,” the organisation said. “Their independence and their freedom are what guarantee a stable and peaceful society.”On 19 January, three plain-clothes policemen got out of car with no number plates and followed Boukhdir from the time he left an Internet café near his home in a south Tunis suburb until he returned to his home at around 8 pm. When his lawyer, Abderraouf el Ayadi, arrived at the house, they suspended their surveillance, but returned at around 10 pm.There were always two plain-clothes policemen near his home on the mornings of 20 and 21 January. His lawyer and journalist friends who visited him in a show of support all confirmed that men in civilian dress were spying on the house.Boukhdir has on several occasions been threatened with being sent back to prison or with physical violence if he does not stop his “dissident” journalistic activities.His family has also been subjected to intimidation. On 13 January, for example, his wife’s home in Sfax (270 km south of Tunis) was placed under surveillance. On 19 January, she received an insulting message on her mobile phone from an unknown number.With his lawyer’s help, Boukhdir is planning to bring a legal action against the, as yet, unidentified person who sent the message, and against those who are watching his home and his activities.Arrested on 26 November 2007, Boukhdir was sentenced to a year in prison on trumped-up charges of “insulting behaviour towards an official in the exercise of his duty,” “violating decency” and “refusing to produce identity papers.” He was released on 21 July 2008.Tunisia was ranked 143rd out of 173 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Tunisia Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder November 12, 2019 Find out more News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa January 22, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for immediate halt to harassment of journalist Slim Boukhdir Receive email alerts RSF_en News December 26, 2019 Find out more News News November 11, 2020 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Rep. Chu Statement on Black History Month

first_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government Rep. Chu Statement on Black History Month Published on Monday, February 2, 2015 | 4:11 pm Business News Subscribecenter_img Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  In honor of Black History Month celebrated in February, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:“Black history is American history. It is a celebration of pioneering scientists, defining artists, brave soldiers, ambitious entrepreneurs, inspiring athletes, and champions of civil rights in the face of the greatest injustices. It is an opportunity to immerse ourselves in our own history and rejoice in the diversity that makes our country so great.“We look back at the progress that has been made just as we look ahead at the challenges still to be overcome. This year is particularly significant as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the historic 54 mile march from Selma to Montgomery. Hundreds of brave Americans marched for their basic right to vote and were brutally beaten as a result. Yet, just a few decades later, the protections they won are being eroded by a new era of voter disenfranchisement. The joy of Black History Month would be incomplete if it did not come with a resolve to continue the work of building a more fair and equal America for all.“Our diversity is our greatest strength and am I so happy to be joining with so many across the country in celebrating this Black History Month.” EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

GOOD NEWS: OPD celebrates officers at ceremony!

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By admin – March 16, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterest Local News The Odessa Police Department conducted an awards and promotional ceremony March 8 at Odessa College, Saulsbury Campus Center, Joe Zant Community Room.Capt. Matt Davidson made the welcoming and the introductions. Guest speaker was State Rep. Brooks Landgraf. Cpl. Steve LeSueur made the promotional presentationThe following are promotions:Michael Gerke, 46, was promoted to the rank of chief of police. His badge was be pinned on by his wife, Jennifer, his son Michael Jr., 22, and his daughter Kaitlin, 17. Gerke has been employed with the OPD for 20 years. He has served as an officer, corporal, sergeant, and lieutenant in patrol, as a detective and lieutenant in criminal investigations, as an investigator and captain in the professional standards unit and as the deputy chief of operations. Gerke has also served with the OPD’s Crisis Negotiations Team and is a past commander of the unit. He earned an associate in applied science degree in criminal justice from Odessa College in 2001, a bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree in criminal justice from Midwestern State University in 2009, and a master of science degree in management and leadership from Tarleton State University in 2013. Gerke also completed Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command in 2017. Gerke was given the assignment as Interim Chief of Police on March 27, 2017 after the retirement of his predecessor, Timothy Burton. He was promoted to chief of police on July 1, 2017.Jesse Duarte, 55, was promoted to the rank of deputy chief. His badge was pinned on by his wife, Rosella Duarte. Duarte has 33 years with the OPD. He has served in patrol, narcotics, street crimes unit, internal affairs and has been a supervisor in all three bureaus at different levels. He has the following children; Jackie Duarte, 31, and J.R. Duarte, 27. Duarte is currently assigned as a deputy chief to the Operational Bureau of the OPD.Wes Carta, 46, was promoted to the rank of deputy chief. His badge was pinned by his son Blake Carta. Carta has 20 years with the OPD. He has served in on patrol, as an officer, a field training officer, and lieutenant of patrol shift “D.” He has also served with the Criminal Investigation Division as a detective in the Crimes Against Persons Unit, as a sergeant for both the property investigations unit, and crimes against persons unit, and as a captain over the Criminal Investigations Bureau. He has the following children; Blake Carta and Andy Carta. Carta is currently assigned as the deputy chief to the Administration Bureau of the OPD.Roland M. Heyne III, 35, was promoted to the rank of sergeant. His badge was pinned on by his wife Amy Nicole Heyne. Heyne has six years of service as a sworn police officer. Heyne started with patrol shift “C” where he gained the majority of his experience. While with “C”, Heyne was an field training officer and also achieved the honors of Officer of the month for August 2016 and Officer of the year for 2016. Heyne is currently assigned to the Operations Bureau on Patrol Shift “B”.Christopher Aguilar, 51, was promoted to the rank of sergeant. His badge was pinned on by his son, Christopher Aguilar II. Aguilar has 29 years of service with the OPD. Aguilar spent a total of 24 years on patrol with 16 of those years as a field training officer. He also served with the Community Relations Department (PAL) for 2 1/2 years, Street Crimes Unit (Patrol) for 5 years, Narcotics Unit (DEA Task Force) for 2 1/2 years and is currently a member of S.W.A.T., where he has served for 18 years. Aguilar is currently assigned to the Operations Bureau on Patrol Shift “A”.Rusty Martin, 37, was promoted to the rank of sergeant. His badge was pinned on by his wife of 17 years, Tonya Martin. Martin has 10 years of service with the OPD. He has spent eight years on patrol. He has also served on the S.W.A.T team and in the Street Crimes Unit. Sergeant Martin is currently pursuing his associate’s degree in criminal justice leadership. Martin would like to thank his family for their support, his wife Tonya Martin, sons Taylor Martin, 18, and Mason Martin, 6, and daughter Sadie Grace Martin, 4. Martin is currently assigned as a Sergeant in the Operations Bureau on Patrol Shift “A”.Sherrie Nell Carruth, 55, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Her badge was originally going to be pinned on by her son, U.S. Naval Officer Joshua Brown, but due to his military service, was pinned on by her sister Christy McLaughlin. Carruth began her career with the OPD in August of 1992, with more than 25 years of service. In her years of service, she was a field training officer on patrol, chief’s office as the public information officer, a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team, and Coordinator of the Citizen Police Academy and Citizens on Patrol. Carruth attended Midland College and Texas Tech University. Carruth is currently assigned to the Operations Bureau as the commander of Patrol Shift “B”.Wayne Phillips, 52, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. His badge was pinned on by his daughter Laynee Phillips and grandson Waylen Bleu Trevizo. Phillips has 30 years of service with the OPD. During his career, he has served 10 years as a patrol field training officer, 6 years as a narcotic detective, 6 years as a K-9 handler and 3 years as a special weapons and tactics member. He spent 7 years as an operations bureau patrol sergeant while also supervising the training of the 4 K-9 teams of the OPD. Phillips continues as the supervisor of the O.P.D. K-9 teams and is currently assigned as the lieutenant for Operations Bureau Patrol Shift “C”.Stephen Merrell, 39, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. His badge was pinned on by his mother Paula Merrell. Merrell has been employed with the OPD for 14 years as of today. He has served on Patrol, K-9 Unit and Odessa Police Academy. Merrell was awarded a dual major bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice in 2008 and a master’s of criminal justice administration in 2010 both from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Merrell was also awarded a doctorate of philosophy in human services with a specialty in law enforcement from Walden University in 2013. He has two children; Kaelyn Grace Merrell, 15, and Ethan Taylor Merrell, 13.Robert Doporto, 52, was promoted to the rank of captain. His badge was pinned on by his wife Moraima Doporto. Doporto has been employed with the OPD for more than 25 years. He has served in patrol, K-9, Special Operations, SWAT, and the Professional Standards Unit. He has the following children; Osiel Doporto, 32, and Robert Anthony Doporto, 25. He is now assigned as captain in the Operations Bureau over Patrol.Matt Davidson, 40, was promoted to the rank of captain. His badge was pinned on by his wife Shannon Davidson. Davidson has been employed with the OPD for more than 15 years. He has served in Patrol, Special Operations, and the Professional Standards Unit. He has the following children; Jacob Matthew Davidson, 16, Jesse Luke Davidson, 14, Samuel James Davidson, 12, and Cody Jack Davidson, 8. He is now assigned as captain of the Professional Standards Unit and Training.Promotions to the rank of corporal:Steve Fuentes, 05-01-2017; Jared Wescoat, 05-01-2017; Jaime Aguirre, 05-16-2017; Brandon, Teneyck, 05-16-2017; Clint Titlow, 06-01-2017; Joseph Dominguez, 06-16-2017; Tony Rossman, 06-16-2017; Vijitta Y, 06-16-2017; Whitney Branch, 12-16-2017; Matthew Chavez, 12-16-2017; Lauren Gonzales, 12-16-2017; Pricilla Hughes, 12-16-2017; Robert Johnson, 12-16-2017; Chris Mabry, 12-16-2017; Alejandro Munoz, 12-16-2017; Alex Ortiz, 12-16-2017; Frank Robles, 12-16-2017; Calvin Tayler, 12-16-2017; David Young, 12-16-2017; Oscar Rodriguez, 12-16-2017OPD military service honorees were:John Chaves, US Army; Rowel Franco, Texas Army National Guard; Leslie Goodson, US Army; Michael Hamilton, US Army; Yuri Herrera ,US Navy & Navy Reserves; James Kiper, US Army; John Langs, US Army; Stephen Lofton, US Army; Chris Meise, US Army & US Navy; David Muniz, US Navy & US Army Reserve; Randy Vest, US Army; Cory Wester, US Army; David Yelton, US Army; Promotion to the Rank of Officer; Calvin Tayler, 05-16-2017; Nathaniel Garcia, 06-16-2017; Tyler Silverthorn, 06-16-2017; Ronny Tarango, 06-16-2017; Terry Wells, 12-16-2017; Luis Villalpando, 12-16-2017; Nicholas Moore, 12-16-2017; and Georgia Gutierrez, 12-16-2017EMPLOYEES YEARS OF SERVICEFive years: Kristen Lopez, Cpl. Donny Rocha, Cpl. Jason Ball, Cpl. Kendrick Barragan, Cpl. Brandon Spinks, Cpl. Justin Caid, Cpl. Paul Hurley, M. Andrew Thomas, Cpl. Jonathan Campbell, Cpl. John Chavez, Cpl. Lindsay Waychoff, , Linda Morales, Michaela Ingmire, Cpl. Maycon Cuellar-Chavez, Melissa Lewis, Paula Wyatt, Cpl. Andrew Garris, Cpl. Miley Taylor.10 years: Cpl. Michael Lara, Cpl. Michael Stewart, Cpl. Marlene Sotelo, Sgt. Ryan Thompson, Sgt. Caleb Lacey, Sgt. John Sikes.15 years: Sgt. Missy Butts, Capt. Matt Davidson, Myra Hinojos, Sgt. Craig Goodson.25 years: Chief Michael Gerke, Connie Simms.25 years: Lt. Sherrie Carruth, Capt. Robert Doporto.30 years: Lt. Sammy Berzoza. Pinterest GOOD NEWS: OPD celebrates officers at ceremony! Facebook Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Midland High fends off Permian’s repeated comeback attemptsNext articleGUEST VIEW: Odessa — the town that inspired me adminlast_img read more

Auditors express concern at the level of Donegal County Council’s deficit

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter An Overview of the work of Local Government Auditors has expressed grave concern at the deficit run by Donegal County Council.At the end of 2013, the council’s deficit was over 17 million euro, the second highest in the country.The report also found that at the same time, the council had a land bank valued at over 32 million euro.In its analysis of the report, the Irish Independent reports the financial position of some councils is “deteriorating”, with 20 technically insolvent as of the end of 2013, the most recent year for which figures are available.Of these, nine have a deficit of more than €2m each, with particular concerns expressed about Sligo and Donegal, which are running deficits of €21.7m and €17.7m respectively.The overview of the workl of local government auditors shows 58% of commercial rates owed were collected by Donegal County Council in 2013, 88% of housing rent due was paid, while the collection rate for commercial water rates was 42%, the fourth lowest collection rate in the country. Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous article“Ruaille Buaille” catchup – 07/04/15Next articleDoherty publishes bill which will be used to scrap Irish Water if SF end up in government admin Auditors express concern at the level of Donegal County Council’s deficit Twitter Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook By admin – April 8, 2015 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Man critical after fire at Derry apartment block

first_img Google+ A man is said to in a critical condition after a fire at an apartment block in Derry.It’s understood that he has been transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for treatment.The blaze broke out yesterday afternoon in Great James Street.The cause of the fire is not yet known with investigations on-going. Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – October 17, 2018 Google+ Man critical after fire at Derry apartment block Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleContract signed for delivery of new health centre in DunfanaghyNext articleCalls for Casey to withdraw from Presidential race News Highland Homepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more