County leaders table tax abatement

first_img RelatedCounty tables LNG tax talksBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After months of closed-doors discussions, the Cameron County Commissioners Court voted to table an agenda item that would potentially grant a 10 year tax abatement to Annova LNG, pending the results of an independent financial analysis. Annova LNG is one of three liquid…September 19, 2015In “News”Group speaks against Annova: Company seeks tax abatementBy GAIGE DAVILA Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Members of Save RGV from LNG, a Valley-based activist group against the planned building of a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) plant in the Port of Brownsville, and other concerned Valley residents, spoke in opposition to the project’s parent company, Annova LNG, attempt…August 9, 2019In “News”GRANTED: After repeated public, city opposition, Cameron County Commissioners grant Annova LNG tax abatementBy Gaige Davila  editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com    Cameron County Commissioners voted to grant Houston-based Annova LNG,a liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility planned for development in the Port of Brownsville area, a ten-year tax abatement, despite opposition from citizens and municipalities of the Laguna Madre area, during their Oct. 1 meeting. A…October 4, 2019In “News” Share By FREDDY JIMENEZSpecial to the NEWS/PRESSSave RGV from LNG members in the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court lobby on August 20. Photo by Freddy Jimenez.In a move clouded in controversy, earlier this week county leaders voted to table an LNG company’s request for a proposed tax abatement. The second floor of the Dancy Building found itself jam packed Tuesday morning, as residents from all over Cameron County were in attendance, anticipating some of the items on the meeting’s agenda, including the proposed pay raises, the holding of a public hearing regarding county tax rates for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, and ultimately, the proposed tax abatement for the multi-billion dollar company Annova LNG. As previously reported by the PRESS, Annova LNG is seeking a tax abatement – or a reduction/elimination of property taxes. The reason in doing so, according to Annova LNG, is to invest in “Community Benefits” in lieu of paying taxes. Due to the crowded room and balcony, along with inadvertent pressure from the audience, the county commissioners brought the proposed tax abatement item to the front of the agenda. Instantly, Commissioner Joey Lopez Pct. 2 motioned to table the item. Upon being seconded by Commissioner Sofia Benavides Pct. 1, Commissioner David Garza Pct. 3 asked why the motion was being tabled. Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Jay Jay Okocha hangs out with Lionel Messi at FIFA football awards in London

first_imgNigerian football legend, Jay Jay Okocha, was pictured with world best star, Lionel Messi at the FIFA Football Awards in London.Okocha was part of the 17 man panel that decided the 36 man list of 24 players and 12 men’s coaches that were in contention for awards at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony last night in London.The former Bolton man was seen taking a picture with five times FIFA best player and last night’s runner up Lionel Messi.Messi lost last night’s award to Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, The Real Madrid man capped off an impressive 2017 with the ultimate individual award in men’s football.Last night’s award saw Ronaldo go level with Messi on the numbers of FIFA best player awards, they are now leveled on five a-piece.He shared the photo on his page, wrote:No comment just #two world best# thank youlast_img read more

‘Physical and tenacious Yorkshire will be a huge challenge’ – Lam

first_img Mat Protheroe and Andy Uren celebrate Luke Morahan’s second-half try against Rotherham Titans (JMP UK). “They (Yorkshire) are physical, they are tenacious, they’ll come at us and they’ve got some quality players in there.” Pat Lam, head coach Pat Lam says his Bristol Rugby side are prepared for a ‘cauldron atmosphere’ at Headingley on Friday night, as they get set to take on a Yorkshire Carnegie side unbeaten at home this season.The head coach believes ‘a lot of positives’ can be taken from last weekend’s emphatic victory over Rotherham Titans at Ashton Gate, but says he is well aware of the challenge facing his side at Headingley.“We reviewed the Rotherham game and there are a lot of positives from it,” he said. “The guys performed as a team, they’re understanding of structures in defence and attack, on and off the ball, is really improving – which I knew it would over time.“Every week we’re getting stronger based on what we’re doing in training – that transference is coming through. “But we realise that was a home game and now we go to a team that hasn’t lost at home this season.“It’s another challenge, the mental preparation is key again and last weekend is the blueprint: work as a team and you’ve got a better chance of winning.”Yorkshire head into the game off the back of a 44-19 defeat at second-place Ealing Trailfinders, but Lam knows James Lowes’ side will be a different beast on their own patch.  “They are physical, they are tenacious, they’ll come at us and they’ve got some quality players in there, he said. “There’s a few boys I do know, but our main focus is being able to deal with that, as a team. If we go up there as a bunch of individuals, we’ll come unstuck.“We’ve tended to focus on their home games, because there is a difference and it’s a bit of cauldron at Headingley. They lift themselves and the crowd definitely gives them a lift when they are at home. But we understand that and we’re preparing for it.“We understand that if we get our preparation and focus right and play as a team, we’ve got a good chance of winning.”last_img read more

Church’s Chicken supports GFF-ExxonMobil/STAG International Futsal tournament

first_imgCAMEX Restaurants, Inc., under the Church’s Chicken brand, is the latest entity to support the GFF-ExxonMobil/STAG Beer International Futsal tournament, when the agency’s Marketing Consultant presented a sponsorship cheque to aid their interest.The presentation was made Monday at the Church’s Middle and Camp Street outlet by Deslyn Griffith to GFF president Wayne Forde and Kashif and Shanghai representative Aubrey ‘Shanghai’ Major.Griffith expressed pleasure at her company’s commitment to the success of the tournament, while acknowledging that they have been active in the community, exploring sporting and other opportunities for growth.Griffith noted their “brand is about sharing the good times with the communities and so it was an easy decision to partner with the organisation.”In wishing the tournament well, Griffith said they are hoping the tournament will “bring more opportunities for more futsal competitions in Guyana and increase the level of awareness of the sport.”The four-day tournament will kick off with six matches on December 27. The Surinamese are scheduled to play the fifth match of the evening against a Georgetown All-Stars team.The other international teams participating in the festival include Morvant Caledonia United from Trinidad and Tobago and a Sao Paulo selection from Brazil.Apart from Guyana, the other local, participating teams are an East Coast All-Stars, Linden All Stars, Georgetown All-Stars and West Demerara All-Stars.The winning team will pocket $1.2M while the losing finalists will receive half that amount. Third- and fourth-placed finishers will pocket $300 000 and $100 000 respectively.last_img read more

“They offered us around €50m” – As Man United claims rise,…

first_imgHaving already sold Fernandinho to Manchester City a few years ago, Shakhtar Donetsk are on the verge of losing another of their Brazilian stars, with Manchester United the likeliest destination for the aforementioned 25-year-old.However, things could have been very different in January had Shakhtar accepted an offer from Pep Guardiola’s side for Fred, which Akhmetov officially confirmed to the club’s website this week.He said: “You know that we had negotiations with Manchester City this winter, and there was an official offer – a very big figure. They offered us around €50m for Fred. And we had enough strength to reject it, because we were playing in the Champions League, we were finishing the Ukrainian League campaign. “We won the championship and the Cup – in principle, our decision was correct. And I am convinced that we will receive and are receiving no less interesting proposals than that from Manchester City.”Already managing to extract £36m for Fernandinho, then 28, back in 2013, it will be interesting to see how much they can get for Fred, who is three years younger and has five years left on the contract he renewed in January.Embed from Getty ImagesWhen it comes to that particular part of the deal, Akhmetov knows vaguely what the outcome will be.He continued: “We’ll get exactly the amount he costs. We can’t get a dollar if the player costs 50 cents. We don’t want to sell him for 50 cents if the football player costs a dollar. “This will be a market price, the fair price, and it will be beneficial both for the club inviting Fred and for us. That is, I can somewhat feel that Fred will be more expensive than Fernandinho and Teixeira.”Considering they rejected €50m from Manchester City back in January, you’d expect whoever gets him will have to at least match it.If the number of rumours circulating prove to be true, then Manchester United will do just that, and José Mourinho will get the midfield reinforcement he desires.Akhmetov hinted as much when interviewed by Футбол 1 in Ukraine, relayed by Football24.ua, claiming Shakhtar ‘will sell Fred to a good and strong club, do not doubt it’, and, let’s be honest, there’s only a few clubs in Europe who would be prepared to pay that much for a midfielder.The Red Devils are one of them.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo It’s not everyday a club president is as open about selling one of his players as Rinat Akhmetov is, but when it comes to Fred’s likely departure, there appears to be a sense of pride about it all.last_img read more

Felipe Anderson tells Brazil media why West Ham are better, and…

first_imgThe Brazilian arrived from Lazio in the summer window, part of the Hammers big spending under new manager Manuel Pellegrini, and saw the side struggle with their start to the Premier League season.That’s changed with recent results and things are looking up for both the club and Anderson himself.Brazil’s Globo Esporte have spoken to the player following his weekend goal, and he’s said all the things West Ham fans will want to hear from someone who could go on to be their star player.On the goal, Anderson said: “I think of the team first, I always think about winning, even when I don’t score. But for a player who plays at the front, goalscoring is very important… It’s good to get that anxiety out of the way with the first goal. When you are expecting, you end up getting there in the area, but anxiety interferes with decisions. It took a little bit, but it happened (laughs). And it was still a beautiful goal to give courage. Now, it’s to continue working.“It’s my job to score more, but I intend to always help. As a game on the wing, I always cover the side, I come back to help in the marking. To score and help there is even better.“Of course every coach likes a player who attacks and helps in defence. I really enjoy participating in the game.”Embed from Getty ImagesGlobo Esporte couldn’t speak to Anderson without asking why West Ham started the season so poorly and what helped turn that around, and he explained: “We talked and we knew we had a lot of quality in the squad, that we could work in time, but we were hoping for a better start.“Sometimes it does not go the way you want, but the experience of the older players gave tranquility to the young ones to be able to work and to obtain what everyone expects. We have to show good football besides the victories. We can attack a lot, even by the way the coach likes to play. Also for the big investments – myself included. We know we have to give more than the best.”Should the former Lazio player excel in the Premier League then it’s inevitable he’ll be pushed forward for the Brazil national team, and that remains a big goal: “I learned a lot from the tactical part in Italy. England will add the intensity part. With a little time I got used to it. I want to be a complete player to play on the side or in the middle, be prepared to give my best.“The biggest goal is to reach the Seleção, I hope for my opportunity. I’ll work very strongly, even to pay the trust West Ham has placed in me. Every player dreams of playing for the national team, and that dream is getting closer and closer.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndo Felipe Anderson scored his first goal for West Ham against Manchester United on Saturday, in a match which arguably saw him as the best player on the pitch.last_img read more

Liverpool offer another forward to club’s vice president during Divock Origi…

first_imgFotospor claim Galatasaray vice-president Abdurrahim Albayrak is in talks with Liverpool regarding Divock Origi but the English club have offered Dominic Solanke instead. Galatasaray in recent weeks have been linked with Origi but Fotospor say due to Premier League clubs showing an interest in the Liverpool man this makes it difficult for the Turkish side.According to Fotospor, Liverpool officials have offered Solanke to Albayrak and they’ve informed the Istanbul club the 21-year old is available on a loan deal.Solanke is struggling to get games with Liverpool this season and the youngster may have to go out on loan in the new year to get playing time with another club.Embed from Getty ImagesThe former Chelsea striker could be solution for the Super Lig club ahead of the January window, but other forwards have also been linked in recent weeks, including Everton’s Oumar Niasse.Galatasaray have made it their priority to sign a No.9 in the next window after losing Bafétimbi Gomis during the summer.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

Manchester United watched target last night, impressive goal, soon becoming free…

first_imgManchester United were reportedly the only Premier League side to have scouts at the match between Porto and Braga last night. The game was the first leg of the Portuguese Cup semifinals, and the Dragons smashed their Northern rivals 3-0, giving them little chance for the next leg.Newspaper O Jogo reports the Red Devils’ visit to the Estádio do Dragão, but doesn’t say who the scouts were having an eye on.Manchester United haven’t been heavily linked to any Porto player lately, but some claims have caught our attention last week. As Correio da Manhã said Yacine Brahimi has several offers for the summer window, one of them would be from the Old Trafford side.Brahimi only entered the game in the final minutes last night, but was still able to score a beautiful goal, which you can check in the video above.Otávio, who dominated the midfield, was the man of the match. Other players such as Alex Telles, Ivan Corona, Hector Herrera and Tiquinho Soares had a great performance as well.Juventus, Atalanta, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Montpellier and Espanyol were the other clubs who had scouts at this game.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉!睡前,空腹吃Keto减肥UndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Simple Trick To Unlock Netflix RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

Tennis: Nigeria’s Oiza Gets Sweet Revenge in AJC Second Leg Semifinals, Ibrahim’s Fine Form…

first_imgNigeria’s Oiza Yakubu put behind her first leg quarterfinal loss to Togo’s Valentine Talaki to beat the Togolese in the semifinals of the 2nd leg of the African Junior Circuit Under-14 tournament in Lome, Togo on Wednesday.Oiza will go on to face Ivory Coast’s Lili-Bell Minet for a place in the final.Also in the girls’ singles, Iye Onoja will face Benin’s Gloriana Nahum in the semifinals after securing an overwhelming victory over Eliaza Hongofa 6-1, 6-2.Suleiman Ibrahim continued in his fine form in the boys’ singles as he sealed a semifinal berth with a very comfortable 6-2, 6-2 victory over Ivory Coast’s Paterne Kaouadio.Ibrahim will hope to equally serve Togo’s Isaac Padio a plate of defeat in their second meeting in three days after the later defeated him in the final of the first leg.In the other boys’s single game, Ganiyu Mubarak failed to join the semifinal train after Yakubu-Lea Abubakari edged him by 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 in the quarterfinals.In the doubles event, the duo of Suleiman Ibrahim and Gabriel Inyang couldn’t get past their first hurdle in the second leg, as Ghana’s Lameck Bagerbaseh and Raphael Ankrah inflicted a  2-6, 7-6, 10-5 defeat on both Nigerians meanwhile, the pair of Ganiyu Mubarak and John Oche despite combining well to reach the quarterfinals got eliminated by Gillian Nahum and Yakubu-Lea Abubakari.Iye Onoja and Mary Udoffa did well to reach the quarterfinals of the girls’ double made but fell to the pair of Valentine Talaki and Grace Tchamoussa.Oiza Yakubu and her Ivorain partner Ranya Diabete despite receiving a first round bye to move straight to the quarterfinals lost to Rodia Noudogbessi and Gloriana Nahum of Benin.Esther Oni’s partnership with Togo’s Ishane Dermane didn’t prove solid as they got eliminated by the duo of Benin’s Saidath Ponthy and Eliaza Honfoga in the second round.The competition continues at the Stades Omnisports de Eyadema in Lome, Togo.Relatedlast_img read more

Boxers asked to support the profession

first_imgMr Moses Foh-Amoaning, Chairman of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has urged successful boxers to play a significant role in the development of the sport in the country.He stated that “Nobody can develop the sport better than the very people who had benefited from it” and so the time has come for them to contribute their quota towards the sport’s development.Mr Foh-Amoaning who said this in an interview with the GNA Sport in Kumasi lamented about how successful boxers in the country had totally neglected investing in the sport for the benefit of the younger generation and respective boxers after gaining so much from the sport.He urged the accomplished boxers to liaise with other stakeholders to provide such requisite facilities such as a boxing coliseum, rings, gloves and punching bags among others to make the sport more attractive to the youth in an effort to produce more potential boxing champions for the nation.The GBA Chairman accused the media of contributing to the low patronage of boxing in the country especially in recent times as they dedicate all their time and resources to promoting football to the neglect of the sport and other disciplines.Mr Foh-Amoaning said the situation is quite unfortunate since Ghana has over the years produced about seven world boxing champions and also contributed a lot to raising the nation’s image at international competitions. He pointed out that the GBA was therefore doing all that it could to whip up the interest of the youth in boxing at the regional levels to unearth more talents in the sport.The Chairman lauded Joshua Clottey for winning the IBF Welterweight title recently and said the feat had brought honours to the country and also commended the Black Bombers for their brave performance at the on-going Olympic Games in China.Source:GNAlast_img read more