Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgProduce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileProduce Buying Company Limited (PBC) is a licensed buying company for cocoa. The company is one of the biggest dealers in cocoa, sheanut and other cash crops in West Africa sub-regions. PBC Ltd buys high quality cocoa beans and sheanuts from farmers, prepares and stores the stock in purpose-built warehouses and delivers graded and sealed stock to designated collection points at Take Over Centres. The stock is inspected, graded and sealed by the Ghana Cocoa Board’s Quality Control Department. The cocoa buying company operates in an environment of stiff competition from other licensed buying companies but has remained the highest cocoa purchaser for COCOBOD with a market share of about 30%. PBC Ltd has established alliances with other international cocoa trading companies to roll out schemes to increase the yield and acreage of cocoa among rural farmers and improve their livelihoods. Produce Buying Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Bitcoin and gold! I’d invest £20k in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Forget Bitcoin and gold! I’d invest £20k in a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones | Sunday, 26th January, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Image source: Getty Images. Bitcoin and gold have enjoyed a positive 12 months. The crypto-currency is up a whopping 135%, while the precious metal has climbed 22%, and many investors will be considering adding them to their portfolios. But I would urge caution. Both could fall as rapidly as they rose, and stay low for the long term.Global stock markets also did well, rising 25% over the year, according to MSCI, and I believe they offer a far better risk-to-reward opportunity in the longer run. Especially with many FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares trading at low valuations and offering generous yields. This is where I would start my quest for a £1m portfolio.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…BitcoinI hold one whole Bitcoin myself, which I bought for around $500. I’m not buying any more at today’s price of $8,385, though. The crypto is just too volatile, as are others such as Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple. Their underlying value is impossible to gauge, and their practical uses difficult to spot. That makes Bitcoin pure speculation.Plus there is always the danger you could lose your virtual asset in a moment. An estimated four million Bitcoins worth more than $33bn have been lost. This is no foundation for a £1m retirement portfolio.GoldGold has superior credentials, having been a store of value for thousands of years, but it is wrong to call it a safe haven. The price can be volatile, and while gold surges when investors are nervous and wary of stock markets, it can fall sharply when sentiment improves.Like Bitcoin, gold does not pay interest or dividends. So you are wholly dependent on price movements to make money, and these can be erratic. Buying after the recent surge is risky. Investing for retirement is a long-term game, and over lengthy periods, I believe the stock market is likely to come out on top.Stocks and sharesEquities can be risky too, of course. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 could be in for a volatile year amid uncertainty over Brexit trade talks and other issues that could affect the global economy. However, stock markets always have their ups and downs and using dips to pick up high-quality businesses at bargain prices could help you build a balanced portfolio of diverse companies with healthy balance sheets, steady earnings and ample cash flows. And if you do so through your Stocks and Shares ISA allowance, you can take your returns free of tax.You should reinvest all your dividend income back into your portfolio to buy more stock. Remember, neither Bitcoin nor gold generate income in this way.The FTSE 100 currently yields 4.34% a year, which means you can build your wealth even if share prices stay flat. The index peaked at 6,930 on 31 December 1999, and didn’t recapture that high until February 2015, some 15 years later. Despite that, it returned 66% over the period, from reinvested dividends alone.By using your £20k ISA allowance every year, you have a far better chance of making a tax-free million than gambling on Bitcoin and gold. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Harvey Jones 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. See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Forget buy-to-let! I’d make a million with £750 a month in a Stocks and Shares ISA

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Forget buy-to-let! I’d make a million with £750 a month in a Stocks and Shares ISA Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Tom Rodgers | Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 Buy-to-let was once the first place investors would look for long-term passive income. But the £239bn bubble has burst and the door has shut for most.Instead, I think investors serious about plans to make their first million should invest every month in a Stocks and Shares ISA.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…I remember getting a taxi a few years back and the driver gleefully running me through his £1m Manchester buy-to-let property empire. All, of course, supported by generous tax breaks from the UK government.His dream started to fall apart in April 2017. Until that point, private landlords could deduct any interest they paid on their mortgage payments from their buy-to-let rental income before they paid tax on it.Say my taxi driver made £10,000 in rent from his properties, and his yearly mortgage interest payments were £9,000. Back then, he would only pay tax on the £1,000 difference. At the 20% lower income tax bracket it would mean a bill of just £200.Tax hike kills buy-to-letThe 2017 rule change altered all that. And while the changes were gradually phased in, the tax relief has completely disappeared as of April 2020.Harsher buy-to-let changes, including alterations to capital gains tax rules, came in effect in the 2020 tax year. It would take more than the length of this entire article to explain them.But suffice it to say it thoroughly complicates buy-to-let investing.£1m Stocks and Shares ISAI think a 7% return per year for a Stocks and Shares ISA is entirely achievable. In fact, I’d say that number is pretty conservative.The average yearly return from the FTSE 100 alone over the last five years has been nearly exactly that: 7.07%. Look back even further and the numbers increase. From 1984 to last year, the annualised return of the FTSE 100 hit 7.8%.That’s without picking outperforming shares or making any attempt to beat the market.And I’m also taking into account an average 2.9% annual inflation rate to make it more realistic.With this in mind, and a starting balance of £0 at age 35, how long do you think it would take to make a million?Certainly faster than with a buy-to-let portfolio. An investor putting £750 a month into a Stocks and Shares ISA at a 7% return will turn £0 into £1,029,187 in 32 years. So by the age of 67 our investor will have reached the magic million pound mark.Compound gainsThe genius of compound interest growth is that the larger our pot grows over time, the more we gain every year. It might seem like nothing much is happening to grow your wealth in a Stocks and Shares ISA in the early years.But when you add the benefit of time to consistent investing, that’s where the numbers start really stacking up. Like buy-to-let used to be, it’s all good passive income.All you have to do is choose quality FTSE 100 shares making good profits with low debt and a hefty market share.With a long-enough lead time and consistency of focus, making £1m in a Stocks and Shares ISA is simpler than you might think. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

Aurelia House / Jorge Hernández de la Garza

first_imgCopyThe project is located in an area with a ​​steep slope, in a subdivision located north of Mexico City, where the climate is cold and humid in the rainy season. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442024/aurelia-house-jorge-hernandez-de-la-garza Clipboard Year:  Houses “COPY” Aurelia House / Jorge Hernández de la Garza ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442024/aurelia-house-jorge-hernandez-de-la-garza Clipboard Projects Mexico Save this picture!Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la GarzaWith these parameters, the house is located on a square platform on two levels. The first level is partially buried and houses services and a play room, the second level is above the median ground level.Save this picture!Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la GarzaAt this level we designed a glazed central courtyard, which allows for ventilation and sunlight in the rooms and social area of the house during all months of the year.Save this picture!Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la GarzaThe tiled pitched roofs converge towards this courtyard. They respect the rules of the subdivision, achieving a visual dynamism that changes the relationship of scale and perspective.Save this picture!Section BIn a subtle way, the inclination of the roofs gives greater openness towards the abundant vegetation of the site, while inside, the roofs give scale and warmth to the living space.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCourt-housing Cortinghborg Groningen / Architecten|en|enSelected ProjectsÇanakkale Antenna Tower International CompetitionArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeJorge Hernández de la GarzaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityHouseMexicoPublished on October 28, 2013Cite: “Aurelia House / Jorge Hernández de la Garza ” [Casa Aurelia / Jorge Hernández de la Garza ] 28 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave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 stream Aurelia House / Jorge Hernández de la GarzaSave this projectSaveAurelia House / Jorge Hernández de la GarzaSave this picture!Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la GarzaHouses•Mexico Architects: Jorge Hernández de la Garza Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 “COPY” + 22 Sharelast_img read more

Courtyards Villa / Maena Architects

first_img Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903543/courtyards-villa-maena-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah Abdolahian Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903543/courtyards-villa-maena-architects Clipboard Courtyards Villa / Maena Architects Lead Architects: CopyHouses•Salman Shahr, Iran Iran Year:  Construction:Mohammad Mahdi ShabaniStructure:Meisam Deylam pourElectrical:Mohammad NezamPasandMechanical:Mohammad Ali QazanfariClient:Zahra Haj Mehdi SeifiDesign Team:Fereshteh MazaheriCity:Salman ShahrCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah AbdolahianRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Converting courtyard houses into limited apartments of urban blocks has forced city residents to take refuge in the countryside in order to escape from the daily difficulties of urban life. For a long time, the town villas of the Northern cities of Iran have created different life possibilities for urban fugitives. However, the growth of the luxurious stereotypes, on one hand, and municipalities regulations, on the other hand, courtyards have become decorative or even just a parking area, while these spaces could be the basis for the daily activities of the family along with nature.Save this picture!© Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah AbdolahianSave this picture!Ground and First Floor PlansSave this picture!© Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah AbdolahianThe main Challenge of this project was to shift this conventional trend of villas and, to maximize the use of land and existing nature by forming adjacent open and closed spaces of equal values. The main idea behind this project was the replacement of decorative courtyard pattern with the vibrant courtyards connected to the private and public zones of the house. Realizing this idea, the open spaces of the courtyards, as a fluid organism with integrated brickwork, have filled all the empty spaces and consequently changed living standards of the inhabitants.Save this picture!Section B – Daylight DiagramThis Strategy has led to the different interior and exterior layers of the open spaces. These spaces include the front yard, the middle yard, the interior yard, the backyard, and the up yard. Besides, the client’s preference was a direct view of the nearby park old tree from the main spaces which fulfilled by shifting the public space to the top floor and the North-South orientation of the plan.Save this picture!© Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah AbdolahianProject gallerySee allShow lessTitan Integrity Campus / MindspaceSelected ProjectsRibo Fashion Group Zhimei Research and Development Center / A3 VISIONSelected Projects Share 2017 Photographs ArchDaily Manufacturers: LG Electronics, 4m, Bms, Green Floor, Ovio, Viste Best Save this picture!© Negar Yaghmaian – Pegah Abdolahian+ 30Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” Honey Arjomandi- Mohammad Mahdi Shabani Courtyards Villa / Maena ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCourtyards Villa / Maena Architects Architects: Maena Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMaena ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSalman ShahrIranPublished on December 24, 2018Cite: “Courtyards Villa / Maena Architects” 23 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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

Small charities and the National Lottery

 26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 August 2000 | News Advertisement Small charities and the National Lottery Smaller charities can find it hard to secure a grant from the National Lottery. Nicola Hill follows up on the Quest report’s recommendations in The no-go Zone at The Guardian. 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. read more

Working class unites across India250-million-strong strike!

first_imgWorkers World newspaper will cover more on the class struggle in India in its next issue, to be published on Dec. 10. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this For the second time this year, a class-wide mobilization in an “All-India strike” brought out 250 million workers. With one in four working-age people in India participating, this 24-hour work stoppage can again claim the status of “world’s biggest strike.” The first record-breaking general strike had taken place on Jan. 8.Women played a prominent role in the All-India strike, Nov. 26.Ten of India’s labor federations took part, uniting under the “joint platform.” Five states — Kerala, Puducherry, Odisha, Assam and Telangana — were completely shut down, while daily activity was curtailed in many others. News Click, a progressive Indian news source, reported on Nov. 26: “The strike saw stoppage of work in banks, financial services, various government services, transport, steel units, port and docks, telecommunication services, plantations, power generating units, coal and other mines, oil and natural gas production units, and millions of other miscellaneous industries.”The report continues: “Government offices, railways, post and telegraph services and scores of other government offices are also likely to be affected as employees will hold solidarity demonstrations. Several [hundred thousand] women working as Anganwadi [rural childcare center] workers/helpers, health care workers, mid-day meal cooks and those employed in other government-run schemes have also gone on strike.”Quoting from the joint union statement, it states: “Reports of successful strikes in coal and copper mines, including other mineral resource mines, have been received. The employees of postal, telecom and steel sectors were also in action and gramin dak sevaks [rural postal workers] observed a 100 percent strike.” (tinyurl.com/y4wsthaw)Sit-ins, street blockadesStrikers held sit-ins and mass rallies, and blocked traffic and train tracks. They burned an effigy of right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There was massive participation by the unemployed, unorganized, self-employed and informal sector workers, as well as students. Women played a prominent role.The labor federations’ joint platform put forth demands for a minimum income, food for poor families, a guaranteed number of workdays, higher wages, pensions for everyone, and the end of forced early retirements. It called for the government to stop privatizations and also withdraw all “anti-farmer laws and anti-worker labor codes.”Additional demands emerged around a range of issues, from ending the outsourcing of work to reimposition of the 12-hour day.  The provision of safety measures to stop the spread of COVID was a key issue, as India has the second-highest coronavirus infection rate in the world. (Worldometers, Nov. 29)While 250 million workers struck, farmers from all over the country attempted to march on Delhi, the country’s capital. They are protesting a new, pro-corporate agribusiness “farm bill,” but the farmers are also in full solidarity with the workers. Government forces blocked the farmers’ paths with barricades and barbed wire, and fired tear gas and water cannons in the bitter cold. But, anticipating government-imposed obstacles, farmers packed a variety of supplies, from food and water to cell-phone chargers. These determined farmers refused to move, breaking through blockades until they were allowed to proceed to Parliament and present their demands. last_img read more

The trial of the two policemen accused of beating Mohammed Khaled Said began

first_imgNews June 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The trial of the two policemen accused of beating Mohammed Khaled Said began RSF_en Help by sharing this informationcenter_img Organisation The trial of Mahmoud Salah Mahmoud and Awad Ismael Soliman, two policemen accused of beating the young netizen Mohammed Khaled Said to death in June 2010, began before a court in Alexandria but was postponed until 24 September (at a time when elections were scheduled) to allow a review of the forensic evidence. Judge Moussa Al-Nahrawi announced: “The court has asked a medical panel to compare the two autopsy reports. In the meantime, the defendants will remain in detention.” According to the original autopsy, Said died of a drug overdose. A subsequent one said he was beaten to death.A 28-year-old human rights activist, Said died outside an Internet café in Alexandria on 6 June 2010. The Internet café owner said he was beaten to death in the street after being arrested inside the café by two plain-clothes policemen. According to his family and local human rights organisations, he was killed after posting a video online that showed police sharing the profits from a drug deal. last_img read more

Building Industry Partners Taps Strategic Consulting Veteran and Organizational Change Expert, Stuart Kliman, to…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Previous articleMinority-Owned Global Transformational Communities Solutions to Collaborate with Delos to Advance Equitable Access to Healthier SpacesNext articleThe Estée Lauder Companies aumenta su participación en DECIEM Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Building Industry Partners Taps Strategic Consulting Veteran and Organizational Change Expert, Stuart Kliman, to Spearhead New BIP Center of Excellence Focused on Human Capital Management in U.S. Building Industry Local NewsBusiness Facebookcenter_img Twitter Stuart Kliman joins Building Industry Partners, the leading private equity firm focused on the US building industry. TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Hot Summer Nights return for 2021

first_imgHome Local News Hot Summer Nights return for 2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Local News Hot Summer Nights return for 2021 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp After missing out last year due to the pandemic, Hot Summer Nights will be making a return this year in Odessa.The annual summer-long series of concerts will have nine different performances this year and is put on by Downtown Odessa Inc. and Odessa Arts.The performances will take place at 8 p.m. on June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30 at the Ector Theater on 500 N. Texas Avenue.“It’s very good to be back,” Odessa Arts executive director Randy Ham said. “It was really depressing to have to cancel the concerts to have to begin with.”In the past, Hot Summer Nights took place outdoors at the Heritage Plaza but this year’s venue will be different.“For the first time, we’re doing it indoors this year,” Ham said. “We’re presenting it at the Ector Theater. They are still free of charge but we had to book our bands and venues so quickly and so far in advance that we didn’t know if the parks were going to be open, we didn’t know whether the parks would be open or what the quarantine regulations were going to be and that was back in January. We made the decision to go ahead and move forward with the concerts and then put them indoors so that we could limit the number of attendees if we had to, based on COVID numbers.”The Ector Theatre is opened for viewing during its media day Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in downtown Odessa. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American)Ham says having the concerts indoors will be welcome for the musicians. Tickets are also free to the public.“I can tell you that the musicians are thrilled because they can play in air conditioning,” Ham said. “That’s a real nice thing. We have a state-of-the-art sound system and it’s going to be a lot of people’s first chance to see the Ector Theater for free because we’re not charging anything for this.”The performances include West Texas Jazz Party on June 4, Donovan Keith on June 11, Dallas Black Dance Theatre on June 18, Insufficient Funds on June 25, the Selfless Lovers on July 2, Los Crazy Guys on July 9, Treaty Oak Revival on July 16, Current Nine on July 23 and Mariachi Armonia on July 30.“What we try to do is put something out there for everyone so if you’re a fan of jazz, you’re going to see the jazz party,” Ham said. “If you’re into country music, we’ll have the Treaty Oak Revival. We try to help tie in what’s going on in the community so Dallas Black Dance Theatre on June 18 is very important.”The Downtown Odessa and Odessa Arts share the cost of the series.“We do pay for our musicians through the hotel occupancy tax that is granted to the arts council to promote cultural tourism,” Ham said. “We also get some grants through the Texas Commission on the Arts and we have sponsorships as well.”As far as CDC guidelines go, that situation is still up in the air, Ham said.“As everybody has said, it’s such a revolving situation,” Ham said. “As soon as we spoke with the bands, the governor had the safe back up and then this last week, the CDC lifted its mask mandate for most people that are vaccinated so we’re monitoring this situation week to week and see where we are.”While the events are free, tickets will be available to be reserved online starting on May 20 at hotsummernightsodessa.com.“Attendance is free but we are asking that you go ahead and secure your tickets through the ticket system,” Ham said. Yolanda Hernandez, left, and Gary Lloyd dance to a performance by Mariachi Armonia during Hot Summer Nights presented by Odessa Arts and Downtown Odessa Friday, June 7, 2019, at Noël Heritage Plaza. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American ) MATTER OF RECORD: May 30, 2021 Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSummer Spaghetti SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Previous articleMEDICAL MATTERS: Get a jump on seasonal allergies before they attackNext articleFootball player aims for nursing Odessa American RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSconcertsDowntown Odessa Inc.Ector TheaterHot Summer NightsOdessa Arts GOOD NEWS: Retirement By Odessa American – May 23, 2021 GOOD NEWS: Names in the News last_img read more