First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileFirst Capital Bank Limited (formerly Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe) was founded in 1912 and is an iconic institution in the local banking sector; operating across the full spectrum of retail and business banking, and corporate and investment banking with 38 branches nationwide. In addition to mainstream financial products, First Capital Bank offers motor, home, travel, business and personal insurance services. After more than a century operating under its parent company, Barclays plc has sold its majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMB Capital Holdings, the Mauritius based holding company, that has banking operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. FMB Capital Holdings is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange. First Capital Bank Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Zaven Boyrazian | Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 | More on: HWDN Because of the country’s rising population, the UK government has been pushing for the further construction of new housing. The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly been impeding progress in this area, particularly during the March lockdown. However, analysts at the research firm Statista are still estimating the completion of 200,000 new homes this year, with a further 405,000 by 2022. By comparison, 2019 saw the completion of only 185,000 homes.There were also approximately 29m homes in the UK at the end of 2019. A more interesting figure is that around 19.7m of these were built before 1972. In other words, almost 68% of homes in the UK are over 50 years old.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 continued need for new housing along with the vast majority of homes needing maintenance or refurbishment, has created a favourable market condition for this stock to thrive.The lockdown opportunityHowdens Joinery Group (LSE:HWDN) is the UK’s largest kitchen supplier. Using its network of over 700 depots around the country, the company sells both kitchens and kitchen appliances – under the Lamona brand – directly to local businesses.The firm has built up strong relationships with suppliers, granting it access to premium materials at competitive prices. From there, the rest of operations are vertically integrated. That means Howdens completely controls the production, manufacturing, and distribution of its products to a customer’s local depot.The depot network has become so vast that approximately 85% of customers are within 5 miles of one.The business has become sticky with its customers (that is, created customer loyalty) by providing outstanding service. Beyond merely selling products, workers at the depots engage with customers, offering design and planning services, or just general advice about their projects to help them succeed.Maintaining such high quality across a vast network is a difficult feat. However, by incentivising depot managers with a percentage of profits they generate, Howdens has managed to both sustain and expand its reputation and value.The financials2020 has been a tough year. Covid-19 has significantly impacted revenue due to temporary depot closures and customers staying home during lockdown periods.Looking at the half-year results, there was a significant decrease of 29% in topline revenue, with similar declines in profits. However, this lower performance stems entirely from the second quarter, when businesses were temporarily shut down. The first quarter of 2020 actually saw an increase in revenue, albeit just 1%. More recently, third-quarter revenues rose 12% compared to the previous year.Revenue is growing even faster over in Europe, with Belgian operations seeing a 33% increase in revenue during the third quarter as well.The bottom lineThe large disruptions from Covid-19 on Howdens seem to have passed. 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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. Dechra Pharmaceuticals’ share price hits record peaks! Is it a top UK share to buy? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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. The Dechra Pharmaceuticals (LSE: DPH) share price has been steadily improving in health during the past year. The business — which manufactures medicines for both companion animals and livestock — has risen 52% in value since early June 2020. This UK healthcare share hit fresh record peaks of £43.20 on Tuesday too, after it released fresh trading news.Dechra’s share price settled lower and it closed Tuesday’s session at £42.52. Still, this represented a healthy 3% rise on the day. And I think the FTSE 250 company will continue to climb in value.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…Sales tipped to beat estimatesIn its latest sunny update, Dechra announced that trading for the full year to June 30 is likely to beat market expectations.In February it advised that it had experienced a “strong performance” for the first seven months of financial 2021. And yesterday Dechra said it has “continued to benefit from strong market fundamentals as well as lower underlying selling, general and administration costs” following the Covid-19 outbreak.Pre-Brexit stockpiles of its medicines are set to finish unwinding and coronavirus restrictions are on course to keep easing. So, Dechra “is increasingly confident that this strong performance will continue for the rest of this financial year.”The UK share said full-year revenue is likely to exceed current consensus predictions, therefore. Trading is likely to be more evenly distributed than previously guided between the first and second halves of the financial year too.Profits surge drives Dechra’s share priceDechra Pharmaceuticals’ share price has exploded in recent years. A strong record of annual earnings growth has seen the FTSE 250 share rise 310% in value over the past half a decade. And City analysts are expecting profits at the business to continue rising at a swift pace.The number crunchers reckon that earnings will rise 11% in the financial year to June 2021. And they’re forecasting a 7% bottom-line advance in fiscal 2022.It’s worth bearing in mind that Dechra trades on an elevated forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 39 times. This increases the chances of a share price correction should news flow around the company begin to disappoint. This could include problems with medicines R&D, a not uncommon problem in the pharma industry that can result in large extra costs and lost revenues.Why I’d buy this UK shareThat being said, I still think Dechra is a good buy, even at today’s high price. This is because the veterinary medicines market is expected to keep on growing rapidly. Analysts at Grand View Research expect it to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 7.4% through to 2028. They reckon this will be driven by “rising R&D and procedural advancements, pet adoption rate, and increasing consumption of meats and mandatory vaccination.”And I think Dechra, with its broad stable of products and healthy product pipeline, is well placed to exploit this booming industry. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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TAGS: LeinsterMunsterOspreysUlster Home sweet home: Munster have an impressive record in front of their vocal fans at Thomond ParkBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorTHE MAGNERS LEAGUE finalists will be decided this weekend with Ireland guaranteed at least one team in the season’s climax. Ulster visit Leinster on Friday night and the following evening Munster host defending champions the Ospreys.It will be the fifth time the Ospreys have played Munster this season, with results currently 3-1 in the Irish province’s favour. However, in their most recent meeting at the Liberty Stadium last month the Ospreys had Munster in all sorts of bother in the scrum and if they are to have any chance of becoming the first side to win back-to-back Magners titles they need to exert similar pressure this weekend and, more importantly, capitalise on it.Close one: A late James Hook penalty against Aironi meant the Ospreys snatched the last play-off placeThe Ospreys have scored more tries (56) than anyone else in the league this season, but Munster have conceded the least (22), so they will need to be at their attacking best if they are to break down a stingy defence. James Hook must be brought into the game more and they need to be more direct in their attacking play – don’t try lots of intricate moves behind the gain-line; the most important thing is to get over it first.Munster have threats of their own with Keith Earls and Lifeimi Mafi finding plenty of holes in the Ospreys defence last time, attacking out wide and through the middle. In Ronan O’Gara they also have one of the most consistent goalkickers in world rugby so any infringements by the Welsh side are likely to be punished.The shock of losing to Harlequins in the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-finals is sure to have woken Munster up to the fact that they’re not invincible at home, but they have dominated the league all season, finishing 13 points clear in the table, so I make Munster favourites – but I expect it to be a close-run game. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Key men: Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar and Cian Healy of Leinster have big roles to playThe first semi-final is an all-Irish affair. Ruan Pienaar has been the signing of the season in the northern hemisphere and it’s little surprise he was named Magners League Player of the Year. He guides Ulster extremely well from scrum-half and they are more dangerous in attack than many might expect with the likes of Adam D’Arcy and Nevin Spence coming to the fore this season. They have plenty of South African grunt in the pack too.However, this Leinster team are on fire, reaching the Heineken Cup final as well as the knockout stages of this competition. Mike Ross has provided much-needed stability at scrum time alongside Cian Healy and Richardt Strauss, while the latter two also offer plenty in the loose too.They play a 15-man game with strong ball-carrying forwards like Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien teaming up well with a potent back-line containing such star names as Brian O’Driscoll and Johnny Sexton. This has been a good season for Ulster, Heineken Cup quarter-finalists and Magners League semi-finalists, but – as against Northampton in Europe – I think Leinster are too good for them to live with for the full 80 minutes, especially in Dublin.So my predicted final is: Munster v Leinster – and what a cracker that would be, though the Ospreys and Ulster will be gunning for a different outcome.
Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project 2017 Year: Manufacturers: Caesarstone, San Marco, Schotten & Hansen, Calacutta Tucci, Concordia Schist, SterlingDesign Team:Tom Kundig, Steven Rainville, Katherine Ranieri, Sini Kamppari Pearson, Debbie KennedyEngineering:Nocea Architecture, General Contractor, Associate Architect and Civil Engineer; Thomas Jundt Ingénieurs Civils, Structural EngineerConsultants:O- Lighting, Lighting DesignCity:GenevaCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nic LehouxRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. This modern house is located in a traditional Swiss neighborhood on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland. Carefully integrated into its steeply sloped site, the design of the home balances a modern architectural language with a warm, intimate feel. Working closely with local Swiss builders and engineers, design principal Tom Kundig incorporated the high level of craftsmanship and precision for which Swiss architecture is known. This collaboration is also reflected in the exterior materials, which consist of the steel and glass characteristic to Kundig’s style, but finished with traditional local materials including terra cotta and European pine.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!© Nic LehouxTaking advantage of its hillside site, the three-story home opens to views of Lake Geneva and the Jura Mountains beyond. A large lightwell integrates natural daylighting throughout each level, down to the semi-below-ground basement. On the north side, a bronze main entry door opens into the main level hall, which leads to a spacious living/dining/kitchen area and a covered terrace beyond.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!Main level planSave this picture!© Nic LehouxAn abstract figural sculpture by Antony Gormly commands the terrace, drawing views outdoors towards the lap pool, lake and mountains beyond. On the upper level, a master suite also affords pristine views, taking the form of an extruded glass box hovering above the terrace. Two additional bedrooms complete the top floor, with an additional guest suite, sauna and exercise room located on the lower level. An approachable yet refined interior palette includes materials such as concrete, gray wood and metal finishes, as well as natural stone and stucco.Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux“This was my first project in Switzerland, which was exciting because I’m a Swiss citizen. I spent a few years in Switzerland during my childhood and have important family connections there. It’s my homeland in a sense, and I was excited to be returning home for this project.” –Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBASave this picture!© Nic LehouxProject gallerySee allShow lessPresidente Arriaga 19 Building / Samuel Torres de Carvalho ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsGreen Village Pavilion Lollapalooza Chile 2018 / URZUA SOLER Arquitectos + Felipe Al…Selected Projects Share Chemin Byron House / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveChemin Byron House / Olson Kundig Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931201/chemin-byron-house-olson-kundig Clipboard “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily Switzerland CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGenevaOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on January 02, 2020Cite: “Chemin Byron House / Olson Kundig” 02 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Facebook Twitter Maya Bulger Courtesy of Gofrogs.com Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ printThe Horned Frogs traveled to Round Rock, Texas to compete at the Big 12 Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday. The men placed ninth in the 8-kilometer race and the women placed tenth in the 6-kilometer race.For the women, junior Brenley Goertzen crossed the finish line first. Goertzen placed 24th with a time of 21:04. Senior Nicole Hicks finished next with a time of 21:50. Freshman Evelyn Mandel followed behind with a time of 21:59.7.Sophomore Lindsay Tomaini (22:26.7), junior Elizabeth Baker (23:00.2), sophomore Kelly Fairchild (23:24.7), junior Erin Barth (23:35) and junior Molly Hamel (23:47.8) also competed for TCU.The women had an average time of 22:05.“It just wasn’t a good day for us,” head coach Jennifer Fazioli said. “But, we will regroup and focus on Regionals.”For the men, junior Patrick LaCour finished first with a time of 26:44.6. Junior Dylan Brokmeyer followed behind with a time of 27:12. Senior Matthew Brown finished third behind a time of 27:15.6.Junior Brendon Hicks (27:37.7), senior Henry Butz (27:41.3), freshman Payton Stanley (27:58.1), senior Aaron Reichner (29:12.3) and senior Robbie Lacomble (30:02.9) also competed for the men’s team.The men had an average time of 27:19.Up NextTCU will travel to College Station, Texas to compete at the NCAA Regionals Friday, Nov. 10. Early action option removed from admission process Track and Field: Senior breaks another school record Previous articleMistakes snowball on TCU in first loss to Iowa State, 14-7Next articleNeeley School hosts marketing competition for students across the country Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Linkedin Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ ReddIt Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. Twitter Get to know the TCU admission counselors Linkedin Facebook Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/
Reporters Without Borders protested today against the arrest of photographer Philimon Bulawayo, of the independent Daily News, while he was covering a demonstration in Harare on 18 March and the detention of the paper’s lawyer, Gugulethu Moyo, as she went to the suburban Glen View police station a few hours later to obtain Bulawayo’s releaseBulawayo and Ms Moyo were beaten when they were arrested and the next day were transferred to Harare central police station. The paper has had no news of them since then. Another lawyer for the paper went to the station to demand that they be brought speedily before a judge and taken to hospital for treatment.Reporters Without Borders called on the authorities to free them at once and ensure that journalists were able to report freely and without danger on opposition activities and demonstrations by civil society groups.”Once again, the Daily News has been targeted for its opinions,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Every week, its reporters or photographers are harassed by the police.” He noted that Zimbabwe had the worst press freedom record in Southern Africa and one of the worst in the whole continent where journalists were concerned.Demonstrations were held at several places around the country on 18 and 19 Mach in response to an appeal by the main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). A strike call was also followed by workers in many firms and businesses. About 120 people were arrested over the two days, the MDC said. Police reported arresting 63 people for violent behaviour. ZimbabweAfrica Follow the news on Zimbabwe Receive email alerts RSF_en Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Reports March 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Daily News photographer and lawyer released Help by sharing this information News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ZimbabweAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more News Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail November 12, 2020 Find out more to go further News 03.26.2003Philimon Bulawayo, a photographer with the independent Daily News, and Gugulethu Moyo, the newspaper’s lawyer, were released on 20 March on the orders of the high court, which ruled that their arrest was illegal. All charges have been dropped. They were taken to a Harare clinic for treatment to injuries resulting from ill-treatment while detained.________________________________________________________________03.20.2003Photographer and lawyer for the Daily News arrested Organisation September 1, 2020 Find out more
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Required fields are marked * Make a comment Business News Cheryl Scheidemantle Courtesy of Cheryl ScheidlemantleMusic educator and violinist Cheryl Scheidemantle has been named Chair of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) Board of Directors, and Debra Danner, an educator with expertise in leadership and management consulting, has been appointed LACC’s Executive Director.Both are Pasadena residents.Scheidemantle, a faculty member of the Polytechnic School in Pasadena, joined LACC’s Board of Directors in 2013 and has chaired LACC’s highly successful Gala Bel Canto fundraiser for the past two years. She began her three-year term as Chair on August 1, 2016.Scheidemantle has a studio of private violin students, performs with the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay and has held leadership positions in numerous non-profit organizations, including president of the Suzuki Music Association of California, co-founder of the Suzuki Talent Education of Pasadena, director of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, and member of The Circle of Huntington Hospital. She currently serves on the Scripps College Board of Trustees, where she sits on the Institutional Advancement and Student Affairs Committees and co-chairs the Scripps Association of Families and Parent Leadership Council.“I am honored and pleased to serve as Chair of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus,” says Scheidemantle. “I have experienced first-hand the incredible impact the chorus can make on children’s lives. It is an exceptional organization with an equally exceptional staff and a deeply committed Board of Directors, with whom I look forward to working closely to advance LACC’s mission and further its national and international reputation.”An active member of the artistic and educational community in the Los Angeles area since 1990, Scheidemantle formerly held the position of Artist-in-Residence at Whittier College and was a violin instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She was the recipient of the 2008 Studio Teacher of the Year Award conferred by the American String Teachers’ Association. Scheidemantle was awarded a Ph.D. in Violin Performance from New York University, where she studied with Lawrence Ferrara and the New York Philharmonic’s William Lincer, culminating in the publication of her doctoral dissertation, The Violin Works of Fritz Kreisler. She earned a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy Delay. Scheidemantle was a member of Juilliard’s principal ensemble, The Juilliard Orchestra, working under the baton of Jorge Mester and other world-renowned conductors in such venues as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.Danner brings to her post a wide range of professional experience. She was a member of the LACC Board of Directors prior to her appointment and served as a research fellow at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California while completing her doctorate in educational leadership. Before returning to education in 2013, Danner practiced law in Chicago and was an associate partner in the global change management consulting practice at Accenture. She has also served as the managing director of a national non-profit association, a business consultant, a corporate trainer and facilitator, and an executive coach. Danner began her professional career as a high school English teacher and coach in Southern California. She holds a J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, a MAT from the USC Rossier School of Education, and a B.A. in English from Yale University.Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, founded in 1986 and widely recognized for its artistic excellence, performs with such leading organizations as LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and POPS, Calder Quartet and Jacaranda. LACC, recipient of Chorus America’s 2014 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral honor, shares its artistry around the globe, touring to North and South America, Africa, China, Cuba, Australia, Japan and Europe. 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By admin – March 12, 2018 UTPB’s James McPherson (3) shoots the ball during an NCAA Division II Tournament game against Regis University Sunday at First United Bank Center in Canyon Pinterest Home Local News Five things you need to know today, March 12 Facebook Local News Five things you need to know today, March 12 Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, March 12. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Soon after City Attorney Larry Long announced his resignation amid a sexual harassment controversy, another one of his employees filed a new complaint that alleged unequal pay based on gender. Now the city is fighting to keep records about that case secret at the public’s expense.2. After several months of interviews and interrogation, ECSO issued capital murder charges, a capital felony, against seven people believed to be involved in the death of Fred McNeal: Jose Ramirez, Jennifer Rogers, Wesley Dickenson, Michael Silvas, Mikel Stegall Jr., Eddie Barnes, and David Dearick.3. The Odessa City Council will consider purchasing a new software system Tuesday that will allow Odessa police officers to write tickets electronically with a goal of cutting down on the length of traffic stops and freeing police to respond to other calls.4. After speeding his way through the requirements, Conrad Short officially became an Eagle Scout on Sunday.5. IN SPORTS: The UTPB men’s basketball team was stunned early, but never stopped working hard, overcoming the loss of Josh Morris and Zeldric King, along with a few missed shots to defeat Regis University 130-124 in four overtimes Sunday at First United Bank Center. Creamy Fruit SaladSummer Spaghetti SaladFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebook OC employee of the year always learning WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Previous articleOdessa teen flying high with scoutingNext articleOdessa police make 2 arrests in connection with shooting admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ WhatsApp
Twitter Twitter ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Local News Cyclist group wants safer roads Facebook A number of recent deaths have affected the bicyclist community in the Permian Basin, and members of that community are coming out of the woodwork to find ways they can make the streets of Midland and Odessa a safer place to ride.The Permian Basin Bicycle Association held a call to action meeting Monday night to gather public input from the cyclists who use the roads and city officials who help take care of them. PBBA member and Cyclefest organizer Jasha Cultreri said this is one of the largest meetings they’ve had for some time, after only seeing about seven people show up to meetings for several months.At the beginning of the meeting, group members raised their hands nearly unanimously when asked if they were angry and scared about the situation in Odessa following the deaths of three cyclists: Cameron Stotts, Mike Mestas and Brandey Ackerman.“Stop getting people killed,” Cultreri said was the end goal of their plans.Ackerman, 39, of Midland was killed more than a week ago after being hit from behind while riding her bicycle on the Highway 191 service road. Stotts, 42, and Mestas, 47, were killed April 25 after being hit by a truck while riding on Highway 158.PBBA Secretary Shauna Saxton attributed the crashes to a lack of awareness from drivers.“Drivers are not aware or they just don’t care,” Saxton said. “I think the motorists need a little bit of a nudge.”That nudge Saxton would like to see includes several changes to Highway 191, including dispatching police onto the road to ticket anyone going even a mile over the speed limit.“The speed limit on the service road is 55 mph, there is no reason to go 80,” Saxton said. “People will stay away from that road if they think they’ll get a ticket on it.”Saxton said she would also like to see a bicycle symbol painted onto the lanes every 200 yards, and a sign stating “bikes may full use lane” to serve as a reminder to people that bicyclists are allowed to and may be riding the streets.During the meeting, two groups were formed by the club, one to discuss how to increase driver education, and one to discuss how to make more safe places to ride bicycles.Various means of increasing awareness were discussed, including plans to increase bicycle riding education in primary schools and driver education courses. They also talked about possibly starting an advertising campaign with billboards and signs for yards and shirts with sayings like “I’m a cyclist, please don’t run me over.”Solutions to creating safer places to ride included creating more designated bike lanes onto the sides of roads and adding more biking and hiking roads.But any goals that PBBA hopes to accomplish to making road changes in the city would require approval from the city council.“We are obviously very willing to discuss a number of different things with the bike association,” Odessa City Manager Michael Marrero said.Marrero said the safety of bikers and pedestrians is important to the city, and they are open to looking at options that would make sense to the community.The city’s comprehensive plan overview lists several goals to improve safety for bicyclists, including greater bicycle and pedestrian networks around the city, more bicycle facilities in downtown, and near Odessa College and UTPB, and to make downtown more walkable and bike-friendly.Odessa already has a few designated bike lanes on parts of 22nd Street, Maple Avenue and Oakwood Lane, and has signed bike routes on 17th Street, and parts of Maple Avenue, Tanglewood Lane, University Boulevard, Billy Hext Road, East Ridge Road, Rocky Lane and Faudree Lane.No official plans or proposals have been made by PBBA yet. The group will meet again July 16 at the Beal Ranch House, 5200 Wall St., in Midland.More Information Facebook WhatsApp Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Previous articleEast Loop 338 lanes closed all weekNext articleAnnual Camp SIP inspiring to students admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OC employee of the year always learning 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Home Local News Cyclist group wants safer roads By admin – June 19, 2018 WhatsApp Members of the Permian Basin Bicycle Association discuss possible ways to improve bicycle safety and awareness in the Permian Basin. This meeting was held Monday, following the death of three bicyclists since April. Permian Basin Bicycle Association. Pinterest