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John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgJohn Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileJohn Holt Plc assembles, sells, leases and services power and cooling equipment in Nigeria and has business interests in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. The company sells, leases and maintains Holt Star air conditioners for home and industrial use; sells, installs and maintains diesel generators; provides after-sales service and spare parts for its product range; and supplies fire and safety equipment and services. John Holt Plc has business interests in warehousing and inventory management, facility management, property development and the construction of glass reinforced plastic boats. Other business interests include construction and maintenance of power projects, supply of power equipment such as transformers, hybrid generators, gas generators and pre-pad meters, and providing services to the power sector which includes power plant management, energy audits, capacity building, technical training and power system redesigns. John Holt Plc is involved in designing and constructing roads, bridges, drainages, residential and industrial buildings, warehouses, shoreline protection facilities, jetties and telecommunications masts. The company also provides professional services for the exploration and production sectors and oil and gas sectors. John Hold Plc is a subsidiary of John Hold & Company (Liverpool) Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. John Holt Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgArbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileArbico Plc is a leading construction and civil engineering company in Nigeria responsible for building major residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality projects as well as key infrastructure projects. The company offers services such as pre-construction and estimating, design, build and project management as well as engineering, procurement and construction management services. Arbico Plc has been involved in the construction of major projects in Nigeria spanning residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality projects as well as a number of key infrastructure projects for the government of Nigeria. Flagship projects include residential projects such as No 7 Oniru in Lagos, Oba Elgushi residence in Lagos and SKA residence in Lagos; public assembly projects such as the Rose of Sharon Centre in Lagos; commercial projects such as Feyide House in Lagos and KAAF Building in Ogun State; hospitality projects such as Park Inn Hotel in Ogun State; industrial projects such as the Coleman Factory Development in Ogun State; and infrastructure projects such as NBC Asejire Plant in Oyo and the effluent/water treatment plant in Ogun State. Arbico Plc was founded in 1958 and is a subsidiary of R28 Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Arbico Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Crossing Guards: The invisible warriors

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Today is Florida Crossing Guard Appreciation DayYou’ve probably gone weeks without considering them… driven past them without a thought except when you have to slow down or stop.They are the invisible warriors that keep students safe. Their suit of armor is an orange safety vest… their sword is a small, red stop sign.They are Apopka crossing guards.Each day, 13 of them suit up and head out to the front lines to help children at Apopka elementary and middle schools get to and from school safely.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department will visit all of the crossing guards today to show his appreciation for the job they do. APD Sergeant Carlos Joseph is in charge of the crossing guard program and believes they are an important part of school safety.“Crossing guards have a significant role. They stay at their post in the rain, the heat, the cold or in darkness. I appreciate everything they do to keep these kids safe. They do a tough job and often it’s in harsh circumstances.”Safety is an important component, but so is lasting relationships.“The students see those same crossing guards every day,” said Joseph. “They get to know them and establish a relationship with them. They go to the crossing guards if there is trouble. In many ways, they are the first line of defense.”Josephine Rivers is a 15-year veteran of the crossing guard program. The children call her Inga. Her reason for such a long run? Love.“No matter what the weather, we are here,” she said. “I do it because of the kids. I love the kids.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCrossing Guards Previous articleCity Council denies local business a break on impact feesNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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Stocksund / General Architecture

first_img “COPY” Year:  Stocksund / General Architecture “COPY” Architects: General Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 photographs:  Mikael OlssonPhotographs:  Mikael Olsson Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonText description provided by the architects. This unusual roof addition sits atop a private villa in Stocksund, Stockholm, Sweden. The structure is formed by three equal-sized square rooms, that substitute the previous existing pitched roof. Each room contains big window panes and skylights opening the spaces to the nature outside. Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonThe separate volumes house a living room, a walk in closet with a bathroom and a bedroom. the application of a dark copper material to the addition is visually contrasting to the rest of the exterior – firmly anchoring the renovation onto the old building’s rooftop. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDoes Prince Charles Abuse His Power Over Architects?Architecture NewsUnified Architectural Theory: An IntroductionArticles Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/420857/stocksund-general-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Mikael Olsson+ 9 Sharecenter_img CopyHouses•Stocksund, Sweden Sweden ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/420857/stocksund-general-architecture Clipboard Projects Photographs 2013 Stocksund / General ArchitectureSave this projectSaveStocksund / General Architecture Houses CopyAbout this officeGeneral ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStocksundHousesSwedenPublished on August 31, 2013Cite: “Stocksund / General Architecture” 31 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Birmingham Hippodrome promotes free will writing service in fundraising partnership

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement Birmingham Hippodrome has announced a new fundraising partnership with West Midlands-based Willis & Legal Services Ltd. The company will offer a free Will writing service to any Birmingham Hippodrome customer, in return for a donation to support the theatre’s charitable work.The Malvern-based company provides qualified paralegals who operate throughout England & Wales. They can offer services ranging from basic Will making to full estate planning.It began rolling out its Free Wills Campaign across England and Wales last month, and has chosen Birmingham Hippodrome Development Trust as its first ever arts charity as a beneficiary.A basic will-making service usually costs £75 or more, but through this partnership the theatre’s audience members can make a Will for free in return for a donation to Hippodrome CREATIVE. The charity suggests a donation of at least £40.Rob Macpherson, Birmingham Hippodrome’s Director of Marketing Development said:“This is a fantastic partnership for us which will see a donation made to Birmingham Hippodrome whenever a new will is made, helping us expand our range of creative, access and education projects to vulnerable communities across the West Midlands.  With the donations generated through this initiative, we will be able to expand our work with vulnerable communities on our doorstep.”Hannah Evans, Wills & Legal Services Marketing Supervisor, added:“So far, this scheme has already raised £175,000 for local charities.  We are so pleased to now be able to extend this scheme to the many customers of the theatre, with the double benefit of helping people who may not otherwise feel they can afford to have a Will drawn up and supporting a wonderful charity. Drawing up your Will need not be a daunting process and we would like to encourage anyone thinking of writing a Will to get in touch.” Tagged with: arts corporate legacy fundraising Birmingham Hippodrome promotes free will writing service in fundraising partnership  102 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 28 April 2016 | News Birmingham Hippodrome is a registered charity which achieves over 500,000 visits annually, making it the most popular single auditorium in the UK.  With no public revenue funding, it hosts Birmingham Royal Ballet and DanceXchange as resident partners; presents all of Welsh National Opera’s repertoire; and is “home to the world’s biggest Pantomime”.It is currently expanding its Creative Programme – Hippodrome Creative – building on its successful work in education and in the wider community.  The theatre fundraises through Birmingham Hippodrome Development Trust in order to support its ambitions for Hippodrome CREATIVE.  101 total views,  1 views today The Birmingham Hippodrome is hosting UK Fundraising’s next Fundraising Camp on 7 June 2016. Join us! About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Starbucks annual #RedCupCheer campaign to benefit 250 local charities

first_img  164 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Social media support will be measured by Neighbourly.com, based on the total number of mentions for each of the charity names used with #RedCupCheer on Twitter. Support will also be measured by the total Neighbourly.com noise score as calculated and highlighted in each neighbourly cause page, the total number of social shares of the cause page from neighbourly.com, and the total number of followers for each cause page participating, with all scores combined to make a total score.Simon Redfern, vice-president communications at Starbucks EMEA said:“Red Cup Cheer is about supporting and celebrating the local charities that mean the most to our customers and partners. We’ve seen fantastic support for Red Cup Cheer and we hope the charities involved enjoy taking part and receiving recognition for the wonderful work they do to support our communities.”The participating charities can be viewed on www.starbucks.co.uk/neighbourly where their noise scores are also displayed. Melanie May | 9 December 2016 | News Tagged with: christmas corporate social media AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Starbucks and Neighbourly.com have launched the coffee company’s annual #RedCupCheer campaign, which will see Starbucks donate £150,000 to local causes this Christmas.Starbucks is donating 5p from every festive drink sold between 1st and 24th December to its Christmas community programme Red Cup Grants, with Starbucks partners and customers having nominated 250 charities across the country that will each receive a grant of either £500 or £1,000 depending on how much social media support they generate.In order to try and win the higher amount of £1,000, the participating charities are asking supporters to follow them on Neighbourly.com and to tweet a selfie with their Red Cup using the hashtag #RedCupCheer until 24th December. The 50 charities achieving the most social media support will receive a Red Cup Grant of £1,000 while the 200 runners up will receive £500.  163 total views,  1 views today Starbucks annual #RedCupCheer campaign to benefit 250 local charities 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

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Brown elected to TASB board

first_img Previous articlecampaign_image.jpgNext article010318_UTPB_WT_A&M_men_08 Digital AIM Web Support ECISD board member Steve Brown Ector County Independent School District board member Steve Brown has been elected by the Texas Association of School Boards to fill an interim position on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 18. Brown said this term is up in July 2019 and then comes up for reelection. Three applied for the position and he was selected. Lee Lentz, president of the Kermit ISD board, previously held the spot and is now president elect of the TASB Board of Directors, Brown said. Brown is an Odessa native and has served 35 years in ECISD as a teacher and administrator. After retiring from the district in 2011, Brown ran for school board. He is currently in his second term as a trustee, a district newsletter said. He has completed the Leadership TASB program and is a Master Trustee. Brown has been actively involved in education and community organizations, including the United Way of Odessa, West Texas Educators Credit Union, Texas Association of Secondary Principals, Greater Opportunities of the Permian Basin Head Start and Medical Center Hospital Advisory Board. He received his doctorate in education administration, master of education in guidance and counseling, and bachelor’s in political science from Texas Tech University. He also earned a master of education in education administration from Sul Ross State University. TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million students. Twitter Facebook Facebook Pinterest Twitter TAGS  center_img Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local News Brown elected to TASB board WhatsApplast_img read more

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Brian Montgomery & Colleagues Launch Gate House Strategies

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Brian Montgomery & Colleagues Launch Gate House Strategies Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Former HUD Deputy Secretary and FHA Commissioner Brian D. Montgomery, along with four colleagues, have jointly launched Gate House Strategies LLC, a new advisory venture. Along with Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Public & Indian Housing Hunter Kurtz, Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy Development & Research Michael Marshall, Deputy Assistant Secretary and FHA Chief Risk Officer Keith Becker, and Senior Advisor to the FHA Commissioner Dror Oppenheimer, will all serve as Founding Partners.The new firm will focus on FHA/Ginnie Mae/HUD and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac policy and programmatic compliance and litigation support, including origination, servicing, claims and property disposition; strategic growth opportunities; technology; public housing; and disaster recovery.The firm’s partners have a combined 100 years of housing experience through executive positions at FHA, HUD, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.Montgomery served as Deputy Secretary at HUD, and is the only person to be confirmed to lead the FHA twice, where he served as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner for a total of 6.5 years under three different U.S. Presidents.Kurtz has spent his professional career working in the affordable housing industry at the state, local, and federal levels. Most recently, Kurtz served as the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (PIH) at HUD, where he was responsible for ensuring safe, decent, and affordable housing for the roughly 3.5 million families participating in HUD’s public housing and Native American housing programs.Marshall recently served as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) at HUD, advising the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on policy matters, research and demonstrations, economic information, innovation, international programs, and philanthropic initiatives.With more than 37 years in the mortgage industry, Becker recently served as CRO for FHA, responsible for implementing the agency’s comprehensive risk governance infrastructure, and the independent monitoring and reporting of FHA’s financial, mortgage credit, counterparty credit, and operational risks.With more than 35 years in the mortgage industry, Oppenheimer recently served as Senior Advisor to the FHA Commissioner, where he was responsible for advising the Commissioner on updating FHA’s Single-Family servicing policies to support sustainable homeownership, aligning FHA with industry best practices for Single Family servicing, and supporting FHA’s technology modernization initiative, FHACatalyst.“I am honored to join my former HUD colleagues as we continue our work in the affordable housing and disaster recovery sectors into the private sector,” said Montgomery. “I am proud of the work our HUD team accomplished during our tenure, in particular dealing with COVID-19, and look forward to working with HUD stakeholders as they continue to assist their vulnerable constituencies and customers.”Gate House Strategies (GHS) will seek to bring a new level of focus and diligence to their clients and other stakeholders, in particular, as they work toward achieving more equity and fairness for the groups they serve and support.“While at HUD, we worked hard to help ensure we were delivering services to all our vulnerable citizens, and doing so in an efficient and timely manner especially as COVID-19 roiled the nation,” said Kurtz, who will serve GHS as Founding Partner. “Our recent perspective and experience on HUD’s many programs will help PHAs, local governments, non-profits, and others as they continue to move forward.”The GHS team has extensive expertise in the operations of government-backed mortgage programs, including FHA (forward and HECMs; Multi-Family, and Healthcare), GNMA, and the GSEs. In addition, GHS team is deep experience with federal and state disaster recovery processes, public housing authorities, and community development programs, including the appropriations process, grant-making, compliance, and political intelligence.“From day one, we led the effort to assist thousands of homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Oppenheimer, Founding Partner of GHS. “We look forward to assisting mortgage servicers and other stakeholders as they deal with the unprecedented number of homeowners coming out of COVID-19 forbearance in the near future.”On Wednesday, June 9, Montgomery will take part in the Five Star Institute’s 2021 Government Forum. This virtual event will offer insights from mortgage servicing industry leaders, as well as counterparts from government agencies, in an open and impactful dialogue on the industry’s most pressing issues.Montgomery will take part in the “Eye on the Horizon” session, a recap of the day’s discussions, highlighting key takeaways of the day. Joining him on the panel will be John Bell III, Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Michael Huff, VP, Director of Government Relations, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta; and Michael Waldron, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Community Loan Servicing LLC.Click here for more information or to register for the Five Star Institute’s virtual 2021 Government Forum. Home / Daily Dose / Brian Montgomery & Colleagues Launch Gate House Strategies Brian D.Montgomery Community Loan Servicing LLC Dror Oppenheimer Gate House Strategies LLC Hunter Kurtz John Bell III Keith Becker Michael Marshall Michael Waldron 2021-05-05 Eric C. Peck Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. 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‘I have a gigantic alligator…in my kitchen’: 11-foot gator detained after breaking into Florida home

first_imgClearwater Police Department via Facebook(CLEARWATER, Fla.) — An 11-foot alligator has been detained for breaking and entering a Florida home after its resident woke up to find the reptile taking over her kitchen.The offense began just before 3:30 a.m. Friday when a newspaper delivery woman called 911 to report a “large alligator acting in an aggressive manner” in front of a home on Eagles Landing Circle West in Clearwater, Florida, according to a press release by the Clearwater Police Department.The woman told emergency dispatchers that she saw a “huge” alligator “thrashing in front one of the units” of the condominium complex, according to the 911 call.“And if that owner wakes up, they’re gonna be in big problems, ’cause it’s right there in front of their door, and he’s making a sound,” she said. “He’s thrashing.”The gator was trying to enter the sewage drain when the woman first spotted it.“I wasn’t trying to get too close to it, ’cause that thing is huge,” she said.The gator was trying to enter the sewage drain when the woman first spotted it.“I wasn’t trying to get too close to it, ’cause that thing is huge,” she said.Less than five minutes later, the resident called 911 to let police know a large alligator had gained access to her home.“I have a gigantic alligator who came in through my garage in my kitchen — a huge one,” she said.The befuddled emergency dispatcher replied, “I’m sorry. Is it in your house?”“Yes!” the woman said. “It’s huge!”And when the dispatcher confirmed that it was in the kitchen, the terrified resident responded, “Yes! I don’t know how it got here, but it’s here.”When the dispatcher asked if she was safe, the woman replied that she was in her bedroom.“I’m not leaving here until you get here,” she said.Officers then responded to the scene and waited for gator trappers to arrive.Understandably, the alligator resisted arrest, knocking over a wine shelf in the process, causing several bottles of wine to shatter.“The alligator did suffer minor cuts to a shoulder but the majority of the red liquid on the floor was wine,” police said.By 4:49 a.m., the trappers managed to wrangle the alligator out through the windows, police said. The male gator is now being housed locally in a private location to rest and recover from what the trappers described as “a traumatic experience.”If the gator is deemed to be a good candidate for relocation, it will then be transferred to a private gator farm in Fort Meade, Florida.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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New York state leaders agree to legalize recreational marijuana

first_imgNastasic/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Empire State could soon become the 15th U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced late Saturday night that the state legislature agreed to introduce and vote on bills this week that will permit regulated, recreational cannabis use for adults over 21.The legislation would also create an automatic expungement or resentencing for anyone with a previous marijuana conviction.In statements released late Saturday night, the governor, Stewart-Cousins and Heastie said they worked to ensure the new regulations help the state’s economy, ensure safe cannabis use and address the antiquated drug laws.“There were many important aspects of this legislation that needed to be addressed correctly — especially the racial disparities that have plagued our state’s response to marijuana use and distribution as well as ensuring public safety — and I am proud we have reached the finish line,” Stewart-Cousins said in a statement.Under the New York State Cannabis/Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act, up to three ounces of marijuana will be legal to possess.All recreational cannabis will have a 13% sales tax with 9% going to the state and 4% going to localities, according to the legislation. Tax collection is projected to reach $350 million annually, according to the governor’s office.The tax revenue will be deposited into a special fund that covers “reasonable costs to administer the program and implement the law,” and provide money to education, New York’s “Community Grants Reinvestment Fund” and the “Drug Treatment and Public Education Fund,” according to the governor’s office.The legislation will create the Office of Cannabis Management that will regulate the sale and distribution of both recreational and medical marijuana, which was legalized in 2014.A five-member board will lead the office with three members appointed by the governor and one appointed by each house of the legislature, according to the legislation.A two-tier licensing structure will be in place to prevent growers and processors from also owning retail stores and state regulators will “implement strict quality control, public health and consumer protections,” according to state leaders.Residents will also be allowed to grow marijuana at home, with a limit of three mature plants for adults over 21 and six mature plants per household.The governor’s office said as many as 60,000 new jobs could be created as a result of the new laws.There will be a program to promote social and economic equity among producers that will “facilitate individuals disproportionally impacted by cannabis enforcement, including creating a goal of 50% of licenses to go to a minority or woman owned business enterprise, or distressed farmers or service-disabled veterans to encourage participation in the industry,” the governor’s office said.“Legalizing adult-use cannabis isn’t just about creating a new market that will provide jobs and benefit the economy — it’s also about justice for long-marginalized communities and ensuring those who’ve been unfairly penalized in the past will now get a chance to benefit,” Cuomo said in a statement.Sales might not start until 2022, as the state will take time to establish its regulatory framework, legislative sources told ABC News.Marijuana use among drivers will be prohibited. The state’s Department of Transportation will research methodologies and technologies for the detection of cannabis-impaired driving and come up with a test for the presence of cannabis in drivers, the governor’s office said.While local municipalities can opt-out of retail dispensaries or on-site consumption licenses, they cannot opt-out of the statewide legalization law, according to the legislation.The push to legalize marijuana during this year’s legislative session came after voters in five states, including neighboring New Jersey, approved 2020 ballot measures to change their cannabis laws. A Gallup poll in February showed 68% of Americans supported legalizing cannabis.In February, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill to allow for recreational use.The Virginia state legislature also passed a bill in February that would legalize marijuana in the state. Gov. Ralph Northam said he intends to sign it into law.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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