GOOD NEWS: PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division honors El Paso team as ‘Zone of the Year’

first_imgHome Local News GOOD NEWS: PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division honors El Paso team as ‘Zone of… OC employee of the year always learning Local News GOOD NEWS: PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division honors El Paso team as ‘Zone of the Year’ Pinterest By admin – May 14, 2018 Pinterest Twitter Facebook Frito-Lay’s El Paso team has been recognized with this year’s Dale Stortz Award for being “Zone of the Year” for 2017.The Dale Stortz Award, named for one of Frito-Lay’s most respected sales leaders, is awarded annually to the team that demonstrates the most outstanding performance in sales, profitability, safety and employee retention.The El Paso Zone was selected from 120 sales zones nationwide to win this prestigious honor. In addition to El Paso, the zone encompasses Midland/Odessa; Monahans; Carlsbad, N.M.; Hobbs, N.M.; and Las Cruces, N.M.The more than 230-member team was recognized by Frito-Lay senior executive leadership at a ceremony in El Paso on April 26. “The performance of our El Paso associates is shown through this nationwide honor,” said Desiree Yzquierdo, sales zone director. “The Dale Stortz Award is one that we aspire to win annually, and it is a direct result of their dedication to outstanding performance and the quality work they put in each day.”The Dale Stortz Award represents the pinnacle of all-around performance for a sales team at the organizational level.To learn more about Frito-Lay, visit 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School center_img WhatsApp ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High sets regional quarterfinal series with Timber CreekNext articleSTONE: Wear purple, make an impact admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Southern Style Potato SaladCreamy Fruit SaladVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay The Odessa team was recognized as part of the Frito-Lay El Paso Zone for the Dale Stortz Award for being “Zone of the Year” for 2017. The event took place April 26 at the El Paso Marriott.last_img read more

Concern over impact of horse-meat investigation on farming industry

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Concern over impact of horse-meat investigation on farming industry Facebook Sinn Féin’s agriculture spokesman claims the new horse-meat investigation will badly affect Ireland’s farming industry. Yesterday, Gardaí carried out searches across counties Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Westmeath and Kilkenny.It centres on the suspected contamination of horse meat and alleged tampering of ID, passports and microchips of horses, who’d be exported.Sligo-Leitrim TD Martin Kenny says it’s a big worry for the agriculture industry:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – June 7, 2019 Google+ Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleDonegal County Council’s AGM takes place todayNext articleColeman looking for positive Ireland mindset News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Elevation Certificates in Demand as Flood Insurance Rates Rise

first_imgContractors elevate a home at 10th Street and the bay. Properties above a specified ‘base flood elevation’ will pay far less in flood-insurance premiums under new legislation and knowing an existing property’s elevation becomes increasingly important. Photo credit: John BallIn Ocean City’s bustling real estate market, “location, location, location” has been replaced by a new adage: “elevation, elevation, elevation.”But home buyers are no longer required to produce an elevation certificate to learn the actuarial (full risk) rate of insuring their property against a flood before they close a deal.The April 2014 Homeowner’s Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA) undid a provision of the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act that included the elevation certificate requirement.Although that actuarial rate might remain a mystery for those who have recently purchased “pre-FIRM” homes — built prior to the 1975 adoption of the first flood insurance rate map — ignorance is not necessarily bliss.After decades of taxpayer subsidies to bolster the National Flood Insurance Program, now billions of dollars in debt, the HFIAA calls for annual increases in flood insurance premiums until actuarial rates are achieved. Without an elevation certificate it is virtually impossible to know when a homeowner has paid too much, according to Bill McMahon III, president of the McMahon Agency.“A lot of times [a home’s elevation] isn’t as bad as you think.  But you need to know where you are at, you need to know that worst-case scenario, because the rates are only going to go up,” he says.Tom Heist, president of Thomas H. Heist Insurance Agency of Ocean City, says that even owners with no intention of selling their homes can benefit from ordering an elevation certificate.  In addition to specifying the elevation of a home’s first-floor of living space, the certificate documents whether a home has adequate flood venting, its crawlspace grade and the location of mechanicals like central air conditioning condenser units, each of which can dramatically affect premiums.“If we have an elevation certificate on file, we will rate the property both ways — with the elevation certificate and without — and give the owner the lesser of the two,” Heist says. “It won’t be used against you.”While some sellers in Ocean City have been reluctant to obtain an elevation certificate, leaving buyers to foot the bill while in escrow on a home they don’t yet own, Coldwell Banker agent Lauren Perkins says others are taking the initiative.“If you are a smart seller you will find out everything you can about your property before you list it, and that includes the elevation,” Perkins maintains. “Sellers should do their homework up front.  Ultimately, it makes their property more marketable.”The question of which party — buyer or seller — bears responsibility for obtaining an elevation certificate appears to have no clear cut answer.Edward Rogan, a spokesman with the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, which regulates the real estate industry, says that agents are required to “disclose all information material to the physical condition of the property which they know, or which a reasonable effort to obtain such information would have revealed.”FEMA, in a fact-sheet for Realtors, maintains only that “buyers can ask sellers to provide an elevation certificate” but sellers are under no obligation to comply.Adam DeSanctis, a spokesman with the National Association of Realtors, says that elevation certificates — like most home inspection-related issues — are negotiable between a buyer and seller and are “not something that one or the other should be responsible for paying.”Despite that lack of consensus, business has been brisk for Egg Harbor-based land surveyor Jim Boney as warmer temperatures spark home sales along the Jersey Shore.  “People want to know what their insurance liability will be, especially when buying in a coastline area” according to Boney, who estimates that the requests he has fielded have been split “about 50-50” among buyers and sellers.“The seller’s agent is asking, ‘What do I have to do to make this house sellable?’ And so they will get the seller to order an elevation certificate, just so that it’s on hand and it becomes part of their package for a buyer. If they are the buyer’s agent, they will go to their client and say ‘If you’re serious, and you’re interested in this house, order the elevation certificate and incur the cost,’ ” Boney says.“Some agents that are really proactive will actually pay for the elevation certificates themselves,” he adds. “It’s worth it to them if they can move a sale along and get the deal done.”Ocean City Board of Realtors President Gloria Votta notes that the need to order an elevation certificate can often be negated with a quick phone call to McMahon or Heist.  “If they already have one on file for a property, they will usually let us know what the elevation is,” she says.But when no pre-existing elevation certificate can be located, or when a pre-existing elevation certificate has become outdated, Votta believes that buyers should strongly consider ordering it themselves.“It’s too important, too big of a deal, to not know your elevation. If you’re going to invest half-a-million dollars in a house, spend the extra few hundred on the certificate. It’s a small price to pay,” Votta says.  “Especially when not knowing the elevation could cost you more money down the road.”McMahon agrees.“Investing in a shore property is one of the largest assets you’re ever going to have. An elevation certificate is money well spent,” he says.last_img read more

PODCAST: Put your people first

first_img Jason Lindstrom can summarize his best crisis leadership advice in one word: Listen.Lindstrom, president/CEO of $316 million asset Evergreen Credit Union in Portland, Maine, and chair of the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council, says that means putting the financials aside for a moment and focusing first on your people.In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Lindstrom takes us through Evergreen’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, which includes participating in the first wave of Paycheck Protection Program loans, holding a virtual annual meeting, leading a remote workforce, and other challenges. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Jason Lindstromcenter_img continue reading »last_img

Kiwis stun India to book  World Cup | Final spot

first_imgSCOREBOARDNEW ZEALAND innings M. Guptill c Kohli b Bumrah 1H. Nicholls b Jadeja 28K. Williamson c Jadeja b Chahal 67L. Taylor run-out (Jadeja) 74J. Neesham c Karthik b Pandya 12C. de Grandhomme c Dhoni b Kumar 16T. Latham c Jadeja b Kumar 10M. Santner not out 9M. Henry c Kohli b Kumar 1T. Boult not out 3Extras: (lb-5, w-13) 18Total: (8 wickets, 50 overs) 239Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-69, 3-134, 4-162, 5-200, 6-225, 7-225, 8-232.Bowling: B. Kumar 10-1-43-3, J. Bumrah 10-1-39-1, H. Pandya 10-0-55-1, R. Jadeja 10-0-34-1, Y. Chahal 10-0-63-1.INDIA inningsK. Rahul c Latham b Henry 1R. Sharma c Latham b Henry 1V. Kohli lbw b Boult 1R. Pant c de Grandhomme b Santner 32K. Karthik c Neesham b Henry 6H. Pandya c Williamson b Santner 32MS Dhoni run-out (Guptill) 50R. Jadeja c Williamson b Boult 77B. Kumar b Ferguson 0Y. Chahal c Latham b Neesham 5J. Bumrah not out 0Extras: (lb-3, w-13) 16Total: (all out, 49.3 overs) 221Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-5, 3-5, 4-24, 5-71, 6-92, 7-208, 8-216, 9-217.Bowling: T. Boult 10-2-42-2, M. Henry 10-1-37-3, L. Ferguson 10-0-43-1, C. de Grandhomme 2-0-13-0, J. Neesham 7.3-0-49-1, M. Santner 10-2-34-2. By Amlan ChakrabortyMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – New Zealand survived Ravindra Jadeja’s late onslaught to stun India by 18 runs in a low-scoring thriller yesterday and reach the Cricket World Cup final for the second time in a row.Twice champions India were reeling at 24-4 in their chase for a modest victory target of 240 in what had appeared to be a lop-sided semi-final.Jadeja (77) partnered Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a century-plus stand but India were bowled out for 221 in the final over and New Zealand will play hosts England or defending champions Australia in Sunday’s final at Lord’s.“Great semi-final over two days and very pleased to be on the right side of it,” New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said.“We just wanted to put the ball in the good areas and put pressure on India. We just wanted some early wickets and it was great start for the bowlers.”“The way Jadeja and (MS) Dhoni were hitting the ball, they were likely to win, but our fielders were then outstanding.” Opting to bat first in the rain-hit contest played over two days, New Zealand’s 239 for eight looked far from imposing against India’s formidable batting lineup. But Matt Henry (3-37) and Trent Boult (2-42) ripped the heart out of India’s top order and spinner Mitchell Santner struck two crucial blows in the middle overs.Henry dismissed Rohit Sharma, the World Cup’s leading scorer, and Boult trapped Virat Kohli lbw in the next over.India captain reviewed the decision but could not get it overturned.The horror continued for India as K. Rahul became the third Indian top order batsman to depart for one, Henry’s second caught-behind victim.Jimmy Neesham took a magnificent left-handed catch to dismiss Dinesh Karthik as India slumped to 24-4 in 10 overs.Rishabh Pant added 47 runs with Hardik Pandya to arrest the slide and Pant made 32 before his wild heave off Santner found Colin de Grandhomme near the mid-wicket boundary.Pandya, struggling with a hip injury, also made 32 before throwing away his wicket.Jadeja injected fresh excitement into the match with his brave counter-attack that left his team needing 90 runs off the last 10 overs with four wickets in hand.He and Dhoni (50) kept India afloat in the chase which was eventually derailed when both fell in successive overs.  “We thought we had restricted them to a total that is chase-able on any surface,” Kohli said. “But the way they bowled in that first half an hour was the difference in the game. “We had a good day yesterday and I’m very proud of that effort. Then it was a professional effort with the ball this morning and we had the momentum. “But credit to the New Zealand bowlers – the way they bowled with the new ball, moving it around, it was an outstanding skill level on display and they made life very difficult for our batsmen.”Williamson had won the toss on Tuesday and opted to bat at a venue where teams batting first had won all five previous matches in the tournament.India’s new ball pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-43) and Jasprit Bumrah bowled with impeccable discipline while Jadeja was also very economical with the ball.Resuming on the reserve day at 211-5, New Zealand added 28 runs from the remaining 23 deliveries as Ross Taylor top-scored with a gutsy 74 to go with Williamson’s 67.Jadeja proved his value as a fielder with a pinpoint throw to run-out Taylor and in the next delivery, took a well-judged catch near the ropes to dismiss Tom Latham. last_img read more