FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgFCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileFCMB Group Plc is a financial services institution offering products and services for the commercial, corporate and institutional sectors in Nigeria and Europe. The company’s core portfolio is focused on investment banking, asset management, commercial banking, corporate banking, personal banking, institutional banking and treasury and financial markets. The company also offers services for stockbroking, trusteeships, micro-lending and asset and cash management. FCMB Group Plc was founded in 1977 and its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FCMB Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Interested in the 7digital share price? Here’s what you need to know

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Interested in the 7digital share price? Here’s what you need to know Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 21st August, 2020 | More on: 7DIG Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Since the end of July, the 7digital (LSE: 7DIG) share price has jumped a staggering 720%. This achievement has made the stock one of the best performing investments on the London market this year. It has also put the company on the radar of most small-cap investors. As such, I think it’s likely that the improving investor sentiment towards the business could send the 7digital share price even higher in the near term.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…If you’re interested in owning a share of this high growth small-cap, here’s what you need to know before investing.Time to buy the 7digital share price?7digital is the global leader in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions. Put simply, the company works with businesses to provide access to music. It also offers services such as radio production and content management expertise.It has agreements with large record labels to provide content. For example, the business recently signed a contract renewal with Universal Music France to support its streaming service through MVNO La Poste Mobile, one of France’s most popular mobile phone networks. Unfortunately, the company has struggled to turn the strategy into a profitable business. Between June 2019 and the beginning of this year, the organisation raised £5m of funds from investors and creditors to remain solvent. It also slashed costs by half, producing estimated annualised cost savings of over £7m. This lack of income has weighed on the 7digital share price.However, with much of its revenue for 2020 already contracted at the beginning of the year, management was forecasting operational profitability by the end of Q2 2020.The pandemic disrupted these plans. The firm recently noted that “certain new contracts and renewals” shifted from the second quarter into the second half. The company now expects to achieve operational profitability during the second half of this year.If it can hit this target, it’ll be a big step forward. I think it could also have a positive impact on the 7digital share price. But this projection was put to shareholders before the company announced its most significant deal to date.Game-changing deal Earlier this week, 7digital announced that it had agreed on a contract with a “global technology company” to provide access to its global music catalogue as well as other services. The agreement will run from August into 2021.The company hasn’t published the name of this party, but the very fact an international technology group is willing to sign an agreement with the business shows 7digital’s growth is just getting started. As such, I think it may be worth buying the 7digital share price as part of a diversified portfolio today. Music streaming is a huge market. Despite the stock’s recent performance, it’s still tiny compared to peers such as Spotify. If the business can leverage and build on its latest global deal, stockholders may see substantial returns on their investment in the years ahead.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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Dirt-cheap UK shares I’d buy ahead of the stock market recovery

first_imgDirt-cheap UK shares I’d buy ahead of the stock market recovery Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. 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. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 1st March, 2021 | More on: BDEV PSN TW Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I believe as the UK economy comes out of lockdown, we’ll see a stock market recovery as well. As such, I’m looking for dirt-cheap UK shares to buy to capitalise on this recovery. Of course, this is just my opinion, and there’s no guarantee we’ll see either an economic or a stock market recovery over the next few weeks and months. Dirt-cheap UK sharesOne sector where I believe there’s plenty of value to be found right now is the UK homebuilding sector. With that in mind, I’d buy housebuilders Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV), Persimmon (LSE: PSN) and Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) for my portfolio to capitalise on the stock market recovery.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…The UK housing market is structurally undersupplied. This is driving up home prices, and it’s unlikely to change anytime soon. Despite government policies to encourage homebuilding, strict planning regulations and population growth are two headwinds preventing builders from meeting rising demand. As well as these factors, government initiatives such as the Help to Buy scheme and low-interest rates have helped push prices higher. However, past performance should never be used as a guide to future potential. So, while home prices have risen almost continually for the past few decades, there’s no guarantee this trend will continue indefinitely. Despite the factors outlined above, a sudden financial crisis or boom in house construction could send the market lower. Stock market recovery I think Barratt, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey are all well-placed to navigate these risks. All three also concentrate on the lower end of the housing market where demand is greatest.For example, in 2020, Taylor’s average selling price was £288k, Persimmon’s was £230k and Barratt’s was £284k. This end of the market has been much more resilient throughout the economic cycle in the past than higher-end properties. That said, this hasn’t been the case over the past 12 months. Research shows properties costing more than £1m outperformed the rest of the market in 2020. This illustrates both the risks and opportunities these businesses face.  Despite these challenges, government forecasts suggest the UK will need at least 300,000 new homes every year. As some of the largest housebuilders in the country, I think Barratt, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey will benefit from this demand. Also, they’ve all shown a willingness to distribute large amounts of cash to investors when times are good. City analysts have pencilled in dividend yields of 3.7%, 9% and 5% respectively in 2021. These projections look attractive compared to the current interest rate environment.Nevertheless, they’re only projections at this point. There’s no guarantee any of the three companies will meet these targets. If the economy deteriorates further, they may even skip dividend payments altogether.Overall, despite the risks they face, I’d buy shares in Barratt, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey as a way to capitalise on a potential stock market recovery over the next few months.last_img read more

Dexter Hughley shooting suspect arrested

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Breaking News from the Apopka Police Department Demarquis Maurice Prince, 21, has been arrested and charged in the November 2nd shooting of Dexter Hughley.Dexter HughleyOn November 2nd, Apopka police and fire personnel responded to a vehicle fire in the area of 5th Street and Hawthorne Avenue in Apopka. Upon extinguishing the fire, investigators determined the vehicle belonged to Hughley. Officers attempted to contact Hughley in his residence and found him critically wounded. He was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center by the Apopka Fire Department. The investigation revealed Hughley had been shot, his vehicle stolen, and purposely burned.Apopka Police Detectives, with the help of the Apopka community, were able to tie Prince to the crime and have charged him with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Burglary, Home Invasion, as well as other charges. Prince will be processed at the Orange County Jail. No other details are known at this time. The Apopka Voice will update this story as more details are known. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply December 2, 2016 at 11:20 pm OMG…..there is a shootout on Park Avenue somewhere in Apopka! An assault rifle is involved, and some homes have been blocked or locked down I believe. Just heard it on breaking news on Channel Six. I don’t know where on Park Ave. but I would at least stay inside and lock your doors until more is known! This is going on right now. Initial shots fired around 11.00pm. One shooter on the loose. AK-47 assault rifle. Homes are being evacuated by police as they search for gunman. 720 Park Avenue in Apopka. Not sure if that is North or South Park. Two people were shooting back and forth in a gun battle. Reply Mama Mia December 2, 2016 at 11:15 pm I believe it is South Park Av because of the street lights I saw on tv. There are no lights like that near 720 North Park Ave. That would be between 7th St. and 8th St. on Park Av, if I am correct. The Anatomy of Fear center_img TAGSApopka PoliceDexter Hughley Previous articleOn this day: Jewish children saved from the HolocaustNext articleOCPS Superintendent wins award Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia December 3, 2016 at 12:46 am Reply 4 COMMENTS Actually the first shots were around 7pm, not 11pm. and then a 911 call was made. Police were still hunting one of the gunman after 11:15 PM. South Apopka on Park Av. near the railroad crossing. Don’t know if they caught the person or not at this time with the assault AK-47. Please enter your comment! December 2, 2016 at 11:04 pm Please enter your name here Mama Mialast_img read more

Some of the Biggest Hits from Super Rugby in 2014

first_imgTuesday Jul 29, 2014 Some of the Biggest Hits from Super Rugby in 2014 Sky Sport New Zealand have put together this compilation of the biggest and most memorable hits in this year’s Super Rugby tournament. Noteworthy tackles include that by Highlanders star Malakai Fekitoa, Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna, and Colin Slade losing his gum-guard twice in two weeks.The final takes place this coming weekend, with the Waratahs hosting the Crusaders in Sydney.View more huge tackles and brutal collisions in our Big Hits and Dirty Play sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

5 products raising funds for charity

first_img Here is a selection of the products raising funds through a donation of proceeds this month, ranging from cake, to a shed, and clothing, and from companies both big and small. Look at this beauty!! This delicious Chocolate & Mixed Berry cake has been made especially for the Penny Brohn charity – all proceeds from this cake will go to Penny Brohn and we’ll be selling it Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. #Charityworks #pennybrohnuk #cakeforalloccasions pic.twitter.com/tQeBwOHl5C— Mark’s Bread (@Marks_Bread) August 15, 2018Mark’s BreadArtisan bakery in Bedminster, Bristol, Mark’s Bread, has had a week supporting charities through specially made cakes. Its gorgeous looking Chocolate and Mixed Berry Cake was selling at £2.90 per slice, with proceeds going to Penny Brohn UK for the charity’s Bake A Difference campaign. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Pets At HomePets at Home in Bury is selling a selection of poppy goods including collar charms, ties and bandanas with proceeds going to Royal British Legion and Poppy Scotland. The Posh ShedTo support the work of Alzheimer’s Society, The Posh Shed Company has formed a partnership with the charity. As part of the partnership, five per cent from the sale of every Southwold beach-hut style shed (Prices start from £2,350), purchased in “Forget Me Not” blue, will be donated to Alzheimer’s Society to support the charity’s “Forget Me Not” gardening campaign, which promotes encouraging garden centres to be more dementia friendly.  290 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Good Morning Guys – Make someone’s day today and buy them a T shirt from https://t.co/PRkLsZxELl – Remember we donate 10% of all profit to the charity of the month! So you buy we help! #charity #helpinghand #equality #Fashionable #charitable #Fashionista #fashiondesigner #tshirt pic.twitter.com/HRNxy4SmyV— Equali-T Clothing (@equali_twear) August 8, 2018Equali-T ClothingEquali-T Clothing launched at the end of July and offers a range of clothing including its Pride Collection. It is donating a portion of sales to the Manchester Emergency Fund, and also donates 10% of all profit to its charity of the month. Melanie May | 24 August 2018 | News 5 products raising funds for charity Tagged with: corporate Fundraising ideas Good morning, we would just like to take a moment to share with you our special poppy selection that we now have in store for your furry friends. We have collar charms, now ties and bandanas and all proceeds go to the Royal British Legion charity and PoppyScotland charity. ? pic.twitter.com/zBXGKSDxEi— Pets At Home Bury (@BURYPAH) August 14, 2018 Advertisement Book in for a booth with burgers for #ManchesterPride All special burgers include charity donation ? #Manchester https://t.co/9D6CbeHKeR pic.twitter.com/EsoDEC293w— Dive NQ (@DiveNQ) August 15, 2018Dive NQTo celebrate Manchester Pride, the city’s Dive NQ has recreated one of its burgers with a Pride twist, and is donating £1 from every sale to Manchester Pride. The burger will be available from midday until 9.30pm from Friday 24 – Monday 27 August.  289 total views,  1 views today 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.last_img read more

Indiana Corn, Soybean Conditions Remain Steady, Development Pushed Forward

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn, Soybean Conditions Remain Steady, Development Pushed Forward Warm temperatures and moderate rainfall aided crop development last week, though high winds caused crop damage in some parts of the state, according to USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Field Office.The northern and central parts of the state saw below average precipitation, while the south saw precipitation levels well above average. Overall, soil moisture levels decreased slightly from the previous week.The average temperature for the week was 74.9 degrees Fahrenheit, 2.1 degrees above normal for the State. The amount of rainfall varied from 0.34 inches to 3.54 inches over the week. The statewide average precipitation was 1.03 inches. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 16.High winds from a derecho storm system stretching across the Midwest caused some damage to fields in the northern part of Indiana, but most of the state remained unscathed. Crop development pushed forward thanks to the warm temperatures and adequate moisture.Corn in the dough stage was ahead of the five-year average, though the percent dented ended the week slightly behind schedule. The percent of soybeans setting pods was also ahead of the five-year average.Mid-week breaks in the rain allowed for hay harvest to progress in some areas, and third cuttings ending the week ahead of the five-year average.Harvests of vegetables, fruit, and mint were also underway last week.Livestock were reported in good condition with adequate hay supplies. Other activities for the week included fungicide applications, mowing roadsides, and field scouting.Corn condition: 65 percent good to excellentCorn dough: 71 percentCorn dented: 16 percentSoybean condition: 67 percent good to excellentSoybeans blooming: 97 percentSoybeans setting pods: 81 percent SHARE By USDA Communications – Aug 17, 2020 Previous articleIndiana Farm Equipment, Tech Expo Announce Cancellation, New Location for 2021 ShowNext articleU.S., China, Postpone Trade Deal Review USDA Communications Indiana Corn, Soybean Conditions Remain Steady, Development Pushed Forward Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Student organizations and SDS find new ways to offer service hours

first_imgWhat we’re reading: 9/11 commemorations, Wisconsin blocks absentee ballots Kaitlyn Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaitlyn-freetage/ ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Twitter National Pan-Hellenic Council uses social media to engage members, the community + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Kaitlyn Freetage TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history What we’re reading: Supreme Court hearings continue, Gov. Abbott limits ballot drop-off sitescenter_img Kaitlyn Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaitlyn-freetage/ Kaitlyn Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaitlyn-freetage/ COVID-19 affects routine Panhellenic events Previous articleTCU club sports return to play amid pandemicNext articleUndergraduate international student population hits lowest level in over a decade Kaitlyn Freetage RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kaitlyn Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaitlyn-freetage/ printStudent organizations and Student Development Services (SDS) have been working to provide students with community service opportunities that abide by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines amid the pandemic. Student organizations often require students to complete a set number of volunteer hours — or service hours — each semester. Hours can be obtained through volunteering at events and fundraisers that benefit the community. Senior marketing and Spanish double major Mark Lillard said the executive board of Alpha Phi Omega, a national coeducational service fraternity, has been modifying projects such as their blood drive to provide members with safe access to service events. This year’s blood drive is being held outdoors, and only two people will be allowed to donate at a time. People who donate will also receive an antibody test, Lillard said. “We are also looking at alternative ways to help the community, such as donating to drives for clothing and food,” he added.  Lillard said some events were temporarily suspended due to their reliance on active group work. As a result, service hour requirements have been reduced to 15 hours from 25. Like APO, other campus organizations have reworked their service events and hour requirements. SDS offers a list of events to help students stay engaged in the community and complete service hours. (Graphic courtesy of SDS)SDS acknowledged the importance of service hours for students and has been working to provide new virtual options. Erin Wilson, the associate director of community engagement, said service opportunities, though different this semester, have been a big success so far.Since classes began, students, faculty and staff have completed more than 2,000 service hours, which adds up to about a $30,000 impact on Fort Worth, according to the value of volunteer time, Wilson said. She added that students have been actively trying to stay engaged by attending “Take Action Tuesdays” on Zoom every Tuesday at 2 p.m. to learn about the virtual service projects available each week.“My department is doing everything we can to help students make a difference, even if it is at a distance,” Wilson said. Though many events have gone virtual, students are encouraged to help out the community in any way they can. “COVID-19 has put a pause on many things in life, but it has not paused the needs that people less fortunate face every day. If anything, it has actually increased those needs and made them more urgent,” said Lillard. “While serving those in need may be more difficult now, it is also more critical. Those who can help should during these times.” Facebook ReddIt Frog Camp is one activity operated by Student Development Services. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Appeal for assistance in Galway murder case

first_imgPrint Previous articleFour injured in crash on Condell RoadNext articleA year on, not a penny paid to flood victims admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsAppeal for assistance in Galway murder caseBy admin – July 27, 2009 784 WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Crimestoppers, the national freephone crime fighting service, is appealing for information as to the whereabouts of Alexander Nadwodny in connection with the murder of Kieran Cunningham at Williamsgate St in Galway on June 3 last. Kieran Cunningham (20) was stabbed to death shortly after 2am on Wednesday June 3 shortly after he left a nearby nightclub. Mr. Nadwodny, 27 years of age, and a Polish National, is being sought by Gardai in connection with this crime. Mr. Nadwodny’s current whereabouts are unknown.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardai will be handing out information leaflets in English, Polish and Lithuanian on Shop St and Williamsgate St from 12pm-3pm this afternoon and from 11pm-2am tonight. Superintendent Tom Curley said that: “We are appealing to anyone who may know of Mr Nadwodny’s current whereabouts to contact Crimestoppers. He may have travelled to another part of the country so if you believe you have seen him please let us know”.“If you have any information please call Crimestoppers free on 1800 25 00 25 Your call will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence, you don’t need to leave your name or your address. You may receive a cash reward for information which significantly helps our enquiries.” Facebooklast_img read more

Grapple truck pursues illegal dumping

first_img Local News Grapple truck pursues illegal dumping Gardner says truck will greatly accelerate clean-ups 1 of 7 The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department just got a boost with the delivery of a big $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that’ll enable the removal of a lot more of the heavier trash like couches and mattresses.Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner, whose western jurisdiction has been particularly plagued by rampant illegal dumping, says remediation crewmen Gilbert Maltos and John Navarro can now tackle the long-problematic sites where the bulky items have piled up.The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Noting that the truck was bought from Rush Truck Center with money from the 1.25-cent sales tax OK’d by voters in November 2018, Gardner said, “We will also be able to move around the 10 Dumpsters that were paid for by fines because this truck can lift up to 7,800 pounds.“It will keep the men from handling the materials and they will make fewer trips to the Republic Services Charter Landfill on the south side of I-20 near Moss Avenue,” Gardner said. “It’ll hold 10 times as much as the truck they’ve been using. We pay $32 a ton at the landfill. It would cost somebody $150 to dump a mattress, but we can do it in-house for $15 or $20. It’s a tremendous piece of equipment. We have left a lot of stuff in place that we can now move.”The truck’s grapple and other special equipment were installed by the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Heil Truck Equipment Group.Gardner has scheduled a Precinct 1 town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8 at the sheriff’s sub-station at Kellus Turner Park at 2230 Sycamore Dr.During budget hearings that will start in early August, the commissioner said, he hopes to secure the financing for two more regular trucks, 30-40 roll-off bins and two or three more remediation workers.The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)The clean-up campaign is also in progress in Precinct 2, including the Gardendale area, and Precinct 4’s south county jurisdiction.Environmental Enforcement Director Rickey George said the average couch weighs 200 pounds and the grapple truck can lift four couches at a time. “There are so many illegal dumping sites that have been there for years,” George said.“Now we have the equipment to get in there and do clean-ups at the sites where we didn’t catch the bad guys. With this truck, the remediation guys can do in about two minutes what it had been taking them an hour to do. These sites attract more trash if they’re not cleaned up. They also attract mice, rats and snakes, so there is lots of potential to get hurt if guys go in there with their hands.” By Odessa American – May 25, 2021 The Ector County Environmental Enforcement recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) The Ector County Environmental Enforcement recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) GOOD NEWS: Retirement WhatsApp Peterbilt Grapple Truck Previous articleBowie Middle School ECISD Employee of the Year AwardsNext articleSCHOLAR ATHLETES: Bayer sets example of success at Fort Stockton Odessa American RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Gardner looks at a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck purchased by the Ector County Environmental Enforcement Tuesday afternoon at the Ector County Public Works complex. The heavy duty truck will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses and is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Facebook Twittercenter_img Twitter The Ector County Environmental Enforcement recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) TAGScouchesEctor County Environmental Enforcement Departmentillegal dumpingmattressesMike GardnerPeterbilt grapple trucktrash The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. 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