Alpena DDA looking for artists to submit banner designs

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — The Alpena Downtown Development Authority is calling on local artists for a new design to the banners we see in the city.This spring, the DDA will replace all of the banners on the tall light posts. Artist can submit their version of the theme “downtown vibes.” The banner art competition will be accepting entries now through april 20th.Artists must use original work and can submit up to three designs. Submissions must be 20 inches wide and 40 inches tall and may be scaled down for submission purposes. Email submissions to [email protected] are encouraged to submit their work. For more information, visit Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Alpena Downtown Development Authority, Art, Banner Competition, Banners, Blog Alpena, DDA, Downtown VibesContinue ReadingPrevious Storm spotting, how your reports help the National Weather ServiceNext General Motors brings new jobs to Michiganlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, December 3, 2015•8:17 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block S. Blaine, Wellington.•8:45 a.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 300 block W. 8th, Wellington involved an unknown vehicle and a fixed object/sign owned by Kansas Department of Transportation.•9:21 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 500 block S. H, Wellington.•2:45 p.m. Nickolas W. Brown, 22, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.•5:40 p.m. Manda K. Wells, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired registration and no proof of insurance.•7:52 p.m. Officers investigated a battery in the 1200 block of E Lincoln.                                                  Âlast_img read more

Granger, Bynoe thumbing their collective noses at Guyanese

first_imgDear Editor,Guyana will receive four million barrels of ‘profit-oil’ in 2020; the Granger Administration has already sold three million of those in 2019. Granger has not bothered to hold a press conference and offer details. Given the importance of this event and the strident calls for transparency in all dealings with oil revenues, this is a troubling development. But there is worse news, as I write this; the Department of Energy is working feverishly to conclude an arrangement for the sale of all of Guyana’s profit-oil over the next five years. The deal reportedly involves payment of 0.75 per cent of all sales to a newly created London-based marketing company. 0.75 per cent may not sound like much but it will amount to over US$100 million over the next five years.Mr Granger and Mr Bynoe are thumbing their collective noses at the Guyanese people with their continuing refusal to acknowledge that long-term deals cannot be entered into by a caretaker Government and the need for full transparency in all dealings with oil and gas.  The recently leaked Auditor General’s report for 2018 contains page after page detailing corrupt practices, billions of unaccounted public monies and brazen theft by the Granger Administration. The attempt to sign a five-year oil sale arrangement with a clear fund-siphon attached is beyond the pale of honesty and decency.David Granger has hidden from the glare of unscripted questions throughout his Presidency; he has clung fiercely to the idea that it is better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt; this cannot be the modus operandi of Guyana’s leader in our new era as an oil-producing nation. Opaqueness is a recipe for civil disaster.Granger is going to attempt to sell the next five years of oil production before February 2020, mere days before a general election. This is how Granger wants to begin his “Decade of Development”, it is a roadmap for corruption; a return to the ‘dark ages’ and an establishment of a Granger Monarchy. Republic day is on the March 23, a week later Regional and General Elections will be held, let us resolve to vote for the end of opaque oil dealings, corruption and see a return to the rule of law and a system of parliamentary democracy.The PPP/C presidential candidate has stated publicly that there is a great need for measures to be in place to ensure transparency and accountability to guard the emerging sector against corruption.  Given that Granger came into Government and met a full Treasury (US$968 million) and is leaving it with nothing but buttons five years later, there is no greater urgency for all Guyanese to work together to halt this insidious long-term sale of oil being negotiated clandestinely by Granger and Bynoe. I will continue to shine this little light of mine, Guyanese will get to do their bit at the polls on March 2, 2020.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps have about as much chance of challenging for a place in the Premier League next season as Ivor Callely has of becoming the next President.But the Balybofey side’s season eventually kicked off last night when they won their first league game at the 12th attempt against Athlone Town.A solitary Kevin McHugh goal after 20 minutes in very fortunate circumstances for the home team was the only real difference between the sides. It wasn’t Christmas but the Donegal side’s goal was the biggest gift they’re likely to receive this season.The Midlanders’ Niall Scullion and goalkeeper Michael Schlingermann got their lines of communication all wrong from a Paddy McLaughlin’s delivery.Scullion headed the ball blindly to where he presumably anticipated where he thought Schlingermann would be but he wasn’t and McHugh stole in to score from all of three yards with an open net at his mercy.Inside as little as six minutes McHugh passed up a decent opportunity when Scullion failed to cut out an optimistic ball forward from McLaughlin, which left McHugh in the clear. But the Harps skipper opted for the early shot from 20 yards and his effort curled over the crossbar. After the gift-wrapped opener, Harps continued to dominate and Packie Mailey’s header from Marc Brolly’s corner flew wide as Bonner and Garbhan Friel also drew saves from the Athlone number one. Substitute Ronan Stack then diverted a shot from Mailey away as the half drew to a close.Manager Peter Hutton and director of football Felix Healy should have been content with the first half showing and Harps played the ball around well with Mark Forker and Aaron McAlwee particularly impressive.However, with eight straight defeats going into the game, confidence was understandably fragile and there were a few restless moments after the interval.Athlone, who offered nothing in the first half with Alex Gardner isolated up front, restructured after the interval and Tommy Barrett was pushed forwards for a more orthodox 4-4-2 formation and he brought the first save of the evening from Ciaran Gallagher on 54 minutes.Then, two minutes later Paul Danagher should’ve levelled matters when he missed a header from inside the six-yard box following a corner from Kevin Williamson. Another corner from the Athlone skipper saw Gallagher fortunate to escape with a flap as the balance of power seemed to be shifting. Monaghan then trailed a shot just wide of the Harps’ upright. Danagher then saw a header land on the roof of the net following as the hosts began to get overrun in midfield. Referee Dave McKeon then waved his head after what appeared to be a clear-cut penalty award when McHugh was bundled over by Darren Young and although Athlone did threaten more and more, Harps work rate was commendable and they laterally created a few opportunities themselves.Friel was within inches of a drilled Forker delivery and McHugh uncharacteristically missed a one-on-one when set away by substitute Ciaran Coll and Bonner should’ve made it two when Forker was against the architect. In the end, though, the scantly populated home support were more than happy with the single goal and the long-awaited first win.Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher;Paddy McLaughlin, Keith Cowan, Packie Mailey, Gareth Harkin; Mark Forker, Aaron McAlwee, Thomas Bonner, Marc Brolly (Ciaran Coll 77); Garbhan Friel, Kevin McHugh.Athlone Town: Michael Schlingermann; Niall Scullion, Tommy Barrett, Paul Danaher, Jamie Carr; Kevin Williamson, Darren Young (Roy King 80); Stephen Relihan, Kevin Horan (Ronan Stack 19), Eoin Monaghan; Alex Gardner (Bobby Tier 63). Referee: Dave McKeon.HARPS FINALLY GET OFF MARK THANKS TO ‘LUCKY’ GOAL AGAINST ATHLONE was last modified: May 27th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

55 of accountants seek a better worklife balance when considering a new

first_imgMore than half (55%) of qualified accountant respondents are motivated by flexibility and a greater work-life balance when considering a new job role, up from 37% in 2015, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Global Accounting Network.The CIMA 2016 salary insights report, which surveyed 3,460 student accountant CIMA members and 4,467 qualified CIMA members, also found that 52% of qualified accountant respondents are motivated by financial reward.The research also found:42% of qualified accountant respondents cite a good working environment as a main motivator.More than half (53%) of student accountant respondents are influenced by financial reward when considering a new role.36% of student accountant respondents are motivated by a good working environment when considering a new role.Adrian O’Connor (pictured), founding partner at the Global Accounting Network, said: “In the future, it is likely that both accounting professionals and employers will become increasingly open-minded about the benefits of working outside of non-traditional office hours. Good talent is in short supply and [organisations] need to be competitive to secure the best skills. Slow adopters in terms of flexibility risk missing out on the best people.“It is to be expected that motivators differ between the student accountant and the qualified accountant demographics. Flexible working is arguably more valuable for professionals later in their careers when they are more likely to have caring responsibilities or are just looking to slow the pace. Students, on the other hand, are right to seek out opportunities for development and challenging work to help build their skills and experience for the future.”last_img read more