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CS:GO coaches banned for cheating

first_img3rd September 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Three Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team coaches have been issued with professional bans for cheating after they were found to exploited an in-game bug to gain an advantage in matches. Tags: Video Gaming Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Video gamingcenter_img Three Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team coaches have been issued with professional bans for cheating after they were found to exploited an in-game bug to gain an advantage in matches.Esports tournament organisers ESL and DreamHack announced the bans following an investigation carried out by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC).The so-called ‘coaching bug’ can be exploited to allow coaches to spectate CS:GO games with a ‘free camera’, allowing them to view the game from any position on the map. Exploiting this meant they were able to provide competitive information to their own teams on opponents’ positions within the game.The teams involved, Heroic, MIBR, and Hard Legion, were retroactively disqualified from their respective tournaments and forced to forfeit their prize money, amounting to around $11,000 in total.The teams also lost their ESL Pro Tour points, which are needed to qualify for some of the esport’s biggest tournaments, such as ESL One Cologne and IEM Katowice 2021.The coaches themselves face professional bans of varying lengths. Nicolai ‘HUNDEN’ Petersen of Heroic faces a 12 month ban; Ricardo ‘dead’ Sinigaglia of MIBR, 6 months; and Aleksandr ‘MechanoGun’ Bogatryev of Hard Legion faces a 24 month suspension, all active from 31 August.Since the decisions were taken, ESIC has conducted further reviews of the evidence, concluding that it is beyond doubt that the three coaches were guilty of exploiting the bug. All teams involved were offered the opportunity to appeal the decisions to the ESIC Independent Disciplinary Panel.In practice, the bans mean that the coaches may not work in any capacity, be accredited for, provide services to, attend or otherwise be involved in any ESIC member organisations’ activities, events, tournaments or matches. This blocks them from providing services in any capacity to any participating team or player in any relevant event.While tournaments take place online as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, additional restrictions are in place, including that the coaches must not communicate with their teams starting 15 minutes prior to the official match start up, until the end of the match.They must not be physically present around the team for the same time period; must not be on the game server during official matches; must not be on the official match channel on the Discord server, and must not be part of the official map veto process nor be in communication with the team during this process.ESIC will continue its investigation to ascertain whether the team’s players knew about or were complicit in the behaviour of the coaches. At present, it states that there is insufficient evidence available to determine this with certainty.It will continue its investigation for a further two months, in case any further evidence which would provide the basis for a further investigation is uncovered.ESIC offered a special acknowledgement and thanks to freelance esports referee, Michal Slowinski, whose work it said has been invaluable to the investigation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter CS:GO coaches banned for cheating Email Addresslast_img read more

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CBZ Holdings Limited HY2013 Presentation

first_imgCBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the half year.For more information about CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw)  2013 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCBZ Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe; and licensed by the national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. CBZ Bank was founded in 1991 when the Zimbabwe government took control of the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce. The government assumed a 100% ownership, but this has been diluted through privatisation and its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1998. CBZ Bank is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed financial services group CBZ Holdings and offers the full spectrum of financial services; from retail and commercial banking to treasury services, group investment banking and asset management, short- and long-term insurance, security trading and property investments. CBZ Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) 2019 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2019 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2019 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Skye Shelter Fund PLC (SKYESH.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgSFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSFS Real Estate Investment Trust is a close-ended Real Estate Investment Trust Scheme in Nigeria which pools funds for the primary purpose of investing in income-generating real estate. This includes residential homes, residential apartments, office blocks, shopping malls and warehouses. The Fund managers are dedicated to developing and/or acquiring high-quality stock of properties in select locations in Nigeria. They will also make opportunist investments in joint venture developments in partnership with reputable developers. Typically, the Skye Shelter Fund invests 75% in real estate and 25% is invested in real estate related investments such as mortgages, real estate backed securities and real estate related equities. This portion includes a 10% allocation to cash for liquidity purposes. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. SFS Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Tempted by Greatland Gold shares? Here’s what you need to know

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Investors who were savvy enough to buy Greatland Gold (LSE: GGP) shares at the beginning of 2020 have seen a fantastic return on their money over the past seven months. Shares in the mining company have gained 670% since the beginning of the year. That makes the stock one of the best performing investments on the London Stock Exchange in 2020. Following this performance, some investors may be interested in buying Greatland Gold shares ahead of further positive performance.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…Before they make this move, there are a couple of things investors should be aware of that could influence the company’s future.Time to buy Greatland Gold shares? The most significant risk facing investors buying Greatland Gold shares today is that the company is still in its early stages. While it has signed an agreement with a larger partner to help it develop its most promising asset, there’s no guarantee this partnership will produce a return for shareholders. The failure rate of early-stage gold miners is exceptionally high. Many run out of money before they can start producing any profits. Until the company is producing a steady income stream from its operations, bankruptcy is always going to be a risk.That said, the company’s robust balance sheet currently supports Greatland Gold shares. In a recent trading update, the firm reported that it had a strong balance sheet. Net cash was £6m at the end of June. This should, according to management, provide enough money to support operations for the next 12 months. This may be a make-or-break period for the company. Initial drilling activity at its Haveiron project in Western Australia has been extremely positive. There are indications that this could be one of the most attractive gold mines in the world. If it is successfully brought into production, Haveiron may generate massive profits for Greatland, and its principal partner, Newcrest Mining, which is funding some of the development. Digging for goldAll of the above suggests that the outlook for Greatland Gold shares is positive. The company is well funded for the time being and could be sitting on an enormous gold asset. However, after the recent meteoric rise, the group’s market capitalisation has hit a staggering £517m. This seems a bit rich, considering the fact that the business is still in its exploration stage and has yet to produce any revenue. As such, the best solution may be to own Greatland Gold shares as part of a well-diversified portfolio. Using this approach would allow investors to profit from any upside potential while minimising downside risk if the company fails to monetise its gold assets. What’s more, investors can always add to their position in Greatland, if or when the miner moves from the exploration to the production stage.  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.center_img Tempted by Greatland Gold shares? Here’s what you need to know Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! 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Clint Newland unleashes on Pek Cowan in Queenstown

first_imgWednesday Apr 14, 2010 Clint Newland unleashes on Pek Cowan in Queenstown With the current demand for highlights from various tournaments, there seems to be little time left for short clips these days. Summaries of matches are all good and well, but RD isnt a highlights channel after all, so lets take a look at something a bit different now that some of you might enjoy seeing.The Highlanders played the Force in picturesque Queenstown on the weekend in what was a rare day game in the Super 14, the first and only in New Zealand this year in fact.It was close up until the 70th minute, but the 11th and 13th placed sides only had pride to play for and it was the Force who came to the party in front of the 5000 fans on hand at the Queenstown Events Centre.The Highlanders did score an excellent consolation try, but the 41-27 win for the Force was described by smiling captain Nathan Sharpe as strange.In the first half the front rowers kicked off with monster Clint Newland of the Highlanders and Pek Cowan of the Force having a full go. It didnt last long, but its pretty rare to see any punches thrown in a match these days, let alone a barrage of them.The best part of the incident, and perhaps the reason for posting it, would be the two pumped up players leaving the field bickering, side by side, then having to spend the next ten minutes sitting next to one another. We’ll hopefully have more amusing clips for you soon, but keep sending the requests in. While some clips may not be possible to get, others will definitely be looked at and if all goes well, posted here on the site. Time: 02:08ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? 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Young Limerick people urged to get on voting register

first_imgTwitter Print Facebook The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide, is urging young people in Limerick to ensure they have registered to vote before next Saturday’s deadline on November 25.A poll conducted for the NYCI earlier this year found that 22 per cent of those aged 18-29 were not registered to vote. Based on the most recent population data from the Central Statistics Office this would mean up to 6,674 young people in Limerick City and County risk missing out on their right to vote.Nationwide, a potential 151,000 young voters may not be registered, with the figures for the regions as follows: Dublin City and County; 50,554, Rest of Leinster 37,393, Munster, 39,021 and Connacht/Ulster 24,494.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NYCI Deputy Director James Doorley explained “We know from our work with young people that the vast majority want to vote but not all are aware they have to register. This is particularly an issue for the more than 61,000 young people who turned 18 and became eligible to vote over in the last 12 months.Local authorities are currently preparing the 2018/2019 electoral register. For those unsure whether they are registered or not, the NYCI advises that they check online at www.checktheregister.ieJames Doorley, National Youth Council of Ireland“If young people are not on the electoral lists, we are strongly encouraging them to register now. To do this they need to fill out an RFA1 form and return it to their local city or county council by next Saturday.  In effect the deadline is Thursday November 23 as the form needs to be completed and posted back to the local authority to arrive by the deadline.“If applicants miss the postal deadline, the only other option is to deliver the completed RFA1 form by hand,” Mr Doorley explained.“This does not just apply to those currently aged 18-29 years, any young person who will turn 18 years of age on or before February 15th 2018 is now eligible to apply to register to vote,” added Mr Doorley.More political news here Email Previous articleLimerick Chamber tribute to Michael NoonanNext articleLimerick champions take fourth Munster club title Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img NewsPoliticsYoung Limerick people urged to get on voting registerBy Editor – November 19, 2017 1402 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp TAGSdeadlineJames Doorleylimericklocal authorityNational Youth Council of Irelandregistervote Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisementlast_img read more

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All in Limerick can defeat Covid by working together

first_imgLimerickNewsAll in Limerick can defeat Covid by working togetherBy Staff Reporter – September 17, 2020 217 hand sanitiser WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads “This is a plan to protect you, your family and friends, our community, our jobs and businesses,” the Tánaiste said. Previous article#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photosNext articleMedical Procedures Cancelled as 80 Patients have no beds at UHL Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Email Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live EVERYONE living and working in Limerick can defeat Covid-19 by working together and following public health advice, Limerick Fine Gael Kieran O’Donnell has said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Deputy Kieran O’Donnell said, “The Government’s initiative – Resilience & Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with Covid-19 – will guide Ireland’s response to saving lives and managing the pandemic over the next seven months.“We can overcome this. We can beat Covid-19 but it will take hard work and a commitment from all. We have already shown this year how we can work together,“Deputy O’Donnell said.The Government’s plan sets how all in Limerick can manage the disease in their communities over the coming months.The plan sets out five levels of response, each with a number of measures designed to help lower Covid-19 transmission, and also sets out what is permitted at that moment in time. At the moment, Limerick is on level two.“The plan, if followed by all, aims to allow society and businesses to be able to operate as normally as possible, while continuing to suppress the virus. In particular, keeping schools, early learning and childcare services open are a top priority. We want to keep people in work and businesses operating, as we need a functioning economy to maintain our public services.“Each level outlines what is permitted for social or family gatherings, work and public transport, bars, hotels and restaurants, exercise activities and religious services.“Our country is soon entering the Winter months and we need to make every possible effort to make life easier for all.“Please obey the advice of the public health professionals. We are all working for the same goal here – to defeat this pandemic and get our lives back to normal. It will take time but, working together, we can achieve this,” Deputy Kieran O’Donnell concluded.Cabinet also agreed this week to allocate a record €600 million for the 2020 Winter Initiative, to ensure that our health service has the capacity and resources needed to deal with what is forecast to be a particularly challenging few months.Fine Gael leader and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said, “From the beginning, we knew we were in this together, now we need to know how we can get through this together aswell.“Unfortunately, nothing is certain about Covid-19, it cares little for our plans, however we have reasons to be hopeful as a country. We’re guided by all we’ve learned about the virus in the past few months and we have confidence that we can do this because of what we have learned about each other.“We’ve changed the way we live, the way we work, and today’s plan sets out the steps to keep the virus under control, how we can anticipate and understand how to live our lives for the next six to nine months, and where setbacks occur, the steps that will be taken to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading out of control. Advertisement TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post last_img read more

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Kenco Logistics Continues to Digitize the Supply Chain with Kenco STARR

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Facebook WhatsApp CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 23, 2021– Kenco Logistics, a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider, is proud to announce the launch of its latest technology offering, Kenco STARR. This advanced transportation management system (TMS) empowers small to mid-sized shippers with the resources they need to effectively manage their transportation networks and drive business success. Kenco STARR is part of the company’s commitment to digital transformation at every level of the supply chain. With fast and easy deployment without integration, out-of-the-box reporting, and intuitive user experience, Kenco customers can quickly leverage this TMS tool to optimize their transportation networks for greater returns and customer satisfaction. As Kenco customers have come to expect, Kenco STARR includes access to free training and specialized services through a single, personal point of contact. “At a time when the freight market is extremely volatile due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigating carrier increases and increasing supply chain reliability are paramount for companies of all sizes,” said Michael McClelland, SVP of Transportation at Kenco. “We are excited to share our expertise with shippers who might otherwise not have an opportunity to take advantage of 3PL or TMS options.” Leveraging Kenco STARR, customers can replace manual tendering, tracking, and invoice settlement processes with automation for advanced efficiency and accuracy. In addition, users can leverage the buying power of a national 3PL with pre-qualified carriers to reduce freight costs. Through enhanced visibility into in-transit shipments and accurate historic data, users are empowered to make data-driven business decisions. “Innovative solutions like Kenco STARR are just one of the ways that we provide value to our customers,” added McClelland. “By continuing to expand our transportation capabilities, Kenco is ensuring any of our customers can build an efficient and optimized supply chain, regardless of their unique needs and challenges.” To learn more about Kenco STARR, visit: https://www.kencogroup.com/services/transportation/transportation-management/starr/. About Kenco Kenco provides integrated logistics solutions that include distribution and fulfillment, comprehensive transportation management, material handling services, real estate management, and information technology—all engineered for Operational Excellence. Woman-owned and financially strong, Kenco has built lasting customer relationships for 70 years. Kenco’s focus is on common sense solutions that drive uncommon value. Also, connect with Kenco on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the Kenco Blog. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005248/en/ CONTACT: Emma Goulding Matter Communications [email protected] 401-330-2822Sylvia Cintron Kenco Logistics [email protected] 423-643-3253 KEYWORD: TENNESSEE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TRUCKING TECHNOLOGY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ONLINE RETAIL LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TRANSPORT RETAIL SOURCE: Kenco Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/23/2021 08:35 AM/DISC: 02/23/2021 08:35 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005248/encenter_img Previous articleMaxLinear and NI Collaborate to Simplify Validation of Wideband Power Amplifiers for 5G NetworksNext articleKohl’s Honored as One of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Twitter Twitter Kenco Logistics Continues to Digitize the Supply Chain with Kenco STARRlast_img read more

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Teachers glad for raise from TRE

first_img Teachers glad for raise from TRE Teachers Rebecca Farrell and Leah Loftin say they were glad Ector County Independent School District’s tax ratification election passed in November 2017 because it gave them a little financial breathing room and allowed them to purchase items for their classrooms. School district’s tax rates are made up of maintenance and operations and interest and sinking, or debt. With passage of the TRE, the maintenance and operations rate went to $1.279570 per $100 valuation. The debt rate remains the same about 11 cents per $100 valuation. The proposition will generate $18 million, including $16.5 million in local revenue, plus $1.5 million in new funds from the state. The funds are going for staff raises, roof replacements, bus replacements, secure access entrances and secure fencing at elementary wings. Following the passage, a Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Council was been formed to ensure that ECISD appropriated the funds from Proposition A correctly, according to material from Odessans for Education, the political action committee formed to back the TRE. Farrell teaches fourth grade writing at Buddy West Elementary School and Loftin teaches kindergarten at Hays STEAM Academy. This will be Farrell’s sixth year teaching at ECISD. She taught one year at Harmony Science Academy. “At first I didn’t think it was going to pass, so when it passed I was super happy about it,” Farrell said. “I feel like as teachers we never feel appreciated, so it was nice to feel a little bit more appreciated.” Morale-wise, Farrell said a lot of the teachers were “super excited.” “They’ve been a little bit more upbeat since getting it because they know they’re getting a little bit more cash each month, which we tend to put back in our classroom, but it’s OK,” Farrell said. Last week, Farrell said she bought a photographer’s changing tent so the students could do projects. “Because it’s black, you need to be a dark environment to really see the effects of a blacklight. The kids are going to highlight their work in there. It makes it fun. They could highlight out here, but it’s not as fun for them as when they’re doing it and seeing it shine with a blacklight,” Farrell said. Asked if the teacher raises will help recruit and retain instructors, Farrell said for the general area in town it will, but it’s more difficult to do that out west where her school is. “I think it will help a little bit to make our income comparable to other places, but as far as out west it’s still a little bit harder. We get a travel stipend, as well, that the district has been giving us but it’s still harder for the schools out here to get teachers because we’re so far out of town,” she said. “But I think it will help as far as a lot of teachers being able to find housing. …” Farrell said she was able to visit her family in New Jersey for Christmas break. She drove from Odessa with her three dogs, because she couldn’t fly with them. She said she surprised her mother. “I showed up on Saturday evening late and walked into her room. … I walked into her room with my box of the gifts that she was sending me. I said, ‘OK … mom I got them’ and she was just blown out of her mind. She slapped the box out of my hand and just grabbed me and hugged me tight,” Farrell said. “… I was actually able to participate in Christmas and get my family members something. We took my nephew, who’s 3, to Jurassic Quest out there and I was able to get him a bunch of souvenirs from the gift shop. I spent over $100 on him on just dinosaurs. It was crazy, but it was worth it,” she added. The paycheck that helped catch teachers up with the raise at the end of December helped Farrell cushion the trip so she felt more comfortable being there. “I bought my mom her favorite video game. She’s an old-school Galactica fan and Walmart had those $300 arcades, so I had got her one of those. It was a nice little add on, for sure,” Farrell said. She added that the increase will also help her pay off debt and be able to supply fun items for her students. Loftin, who has also been with ECISD for six years, said she was thankful the community voted for the TRE. “It’s going to help out a lot and a lot of our schools really need it, especially with the roofs in the hail storm and being a homeowner I had to go through and get a new roof,” Loftin said. She said she can’t imagine how much it’s costing the district to get new roofs for its buildings. “With the money I ended up getting, I put some in savings. I used a lot of it for my mortgage,” she said. Being single and a homeowner Loftin said she was trying to save, but did end up splurging on a necklace she’d been eyeing for about three months. “I kept on looking at it. There was a cheaper version. I didn’t like that. I just kept going back to it, so I didn’t feel so bad going and getting it,” Loftin said. The raise will also give her some leeway to spend funds on her classroom, she added. “Our school is really great. We’re provided with a lot, but sometimes it’s little things,” Loftin said. She said she goes through a lot of Expo markers because she lets her students write on the table. “It erases, but they think it’s so cool. They think I’m crazy, I go through a lot of Expo markers, but I end up going crazy on the Clorox wipes. I know, it sounds like a teacher. I don’t feel bad. I go and get like five or six. … I try to stretch it out for two weeks because since we do a lot of stuff on the table, but the germs,” Loftin said. “I have really great parents that if I need stuff, they do not mind helping out. But also when I get a new student and they come in and they don’t have anything,” she doesn’t feel bad going to buy them a box of crayons. She also likes to buy students Christmas presents. Loftin said the raises, which bring starting salaries for teachers up to $50,000, should help attract them. “It shows that the community supports us. It shows that if we do need to have another election to get other things that they can depend on our community. We have a really good community,” Loftin said. She added that morale among teachers has been good. “I feel like a lot of teachers feel appreciated. I also know that they’re not feeling as stressed,” Loftin said. 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