Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) 2012 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEconet Wireless Zimbabwe is a diversified telecommunications group; it is the largest enterprise of its kind in Zimbabwe and the largest company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe provides products and solutions for mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. In 2009, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services with 3G capability. This was followed by an extensive project to expand its geographic coverage; building a fibre-optic network, providing financial transaction switching and point-of-sale and value-added retail support services. The company is a subsidiary of a privately-owned group controlled by its founder, Strive Masiyiwa. The group’s subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Wireless International, Econet Enterprises, Liquid Telecom Group and Econet Media.
Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.
How I’d invest £10k in this stock market crash Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! It’s fair to say the current stock market crash has caught many investors by surprise. However, the crash has also thrown up some fantastic bargains for patient investors who are willing to take a long-term outlook.With that in mind, here are some thoughts on where I would invest a lump sum of £10,000 in the current market.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…Stock market bargainsAfter recent declines, swathes of the market now look to be dirt-cheap. Nevertheless, some companies are going to be better investments than others. Indeed, as of yet, we don’t know how badly the coronavirus outbreak will hit the global economy.A protracted economic downturn could cause a wave of corporate bankruptcies. As such, investors need to be careful where they look for bargains in this stock market crash.Defensive companies, which provide a critical service such as utilities, or businesses that sell consumer staples, would be the best investments in this environment.For example, food retailer Tesco and global consumer goods giant Unilever might suffer a dip in sales in the short term, but over the long run, these companies should be able to maintain their leading competitive advantages.Meanwhile, defensive utility businesses, such as United Utilities and National Grid, should continue to produce a steady income stream for shareholders. Consumers can cut back on discretionary spending, such as eating out and buying clothes, but it’s more difficult to cut back on water and electricity.Buy the marketAnother strategy investors could use to make the most of the stock market crash is buying the market. Buying a low-cost index tracker fund is an easy way to bet on the market without having to pick stocks.Buying an FTSE 100 tracker, for example, would give you exposure to a basket of 100 of the world’s largest companies at the click of a button. The index currently supports a dividend yield of more than 5% after the recent decline. Before the recent crash, over the past three-and-a-half decades, investors had booked a return of 9% per annum.Tracker funds for other indexes are also great options. My favourite is the FTSE All-Share. This fund tracks the performance of the approximately 600 companies that make up the FTSE All-Share Index.Time to start investingI’m using a combination of the two strategies above to invest. On the one hand, I am adding to the holdings of my favourite investments at attractive prices.At the same time, I’m making the most of my Stocks and Shares ISA allowance for the year and boosting my holdings of the FTSE All-Share. This should allow me to benefit from the market’s recovery. I can also pick up a steady income stream along the way. The FTSE All-Share yields around 4.6% after recent declines. That’s far more than the average savings account offers after the latest interest rate cut. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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. 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See all posts by Jonathan Smith Enter Your Email Address 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. 3 reasons why I think Cineworld shares could make me rich with contrarian investing It’s been a tough year for various sectors hit by the pandemic. One of the hardest hit firms has been Cineworld (LSE:CINE). The world’s second largest cinema chain has been forced to shut due to social distancing requirements along with mandatory lockdowns. Compounding this problem has been the large film studios postponing the release of high budget blockbusters. As a result, Cineworld shares fell at one point to a low of just 15.64p! This is a far cry from January this year, when the share price was above 200p.Is Cineworld stock fundamentally cheap?At the current share price around 60p, Cineworld (which reports in dollars) has a market capitalisation of $1,098m. In theory, if you had $1,098m, you could buy the business. Compare this to the net asset value of the business as of 31 December 2019. The figure was $3,247m. There’s a huge gulf between those two numbers. Cinemas aren’t as valuable as they once were, along with a decrease in inventory and trade receivables. 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…At the time of the half-year results for 2020, net assets still stood at $1,254m. So the Cineworld share price is still a fair way off reflecting the actual fair value of the company. In my eyes, this makes the stock a buy, with it being fundamentally cheap.The second reason I think the Cineworld share price is cheap is due to the low expectations for 2021. The half-year report showed admissions were down 65% on the same period last year. But this could change soon. Yesterday we saw the first vaccine administered here in the UK. The US is also shortly expecting to distribute a vaccine. If the rollout is successful over the next six months, then I’d certainly expect the rolling six-month cinema admission figure to improve. If admissions even claw back a percentage of the levels seen in 2019, this immediately filters revenue into the business. Cineworld is a simple business in its operations, so this cinema admission revenue should directly help the Cineworld share price move higher.Contrarian investingThe recent news of Warner Bros looking to stream upcoming movies is undoubtedly a blow for Cineworld. But consider other studios that have large films waiting to go on the big screen first. No Time To Die, Black Widow and Dune are just three examples of films that are expected to gross huge figures in 2021. Cineworld has a bank of big movies to call on that should kick-start business again for it. It does need to survive in the interim, and a successful funding of $750m only two weeks ago should go a long way towards this. Investing in Cineworld right now would be contrarian investing. I get that. Yet some of my most profitable investments have been from stocks that were undervalued and no one wanted to buy! As long as you’re comfortable with the risk you’re taking on, Cineworld shares could be top performers next year. It could take a while, but from 60p, a return to levels seen in 2019 around 240p would give a 300% return. When I look at the risk and reward potential, even a modest investment would have the ability to make me rich using those numbers. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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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. Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 | More on: CINE “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares
Last year, lawmakers swept $125 million of the fund’s $332 million into general funds and $115 million into Hurricane Michael recovery.In 2018, Sadowski money was used to finance the $400 million response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.The Senate’s fiscal year 2021 plan allocates $267 million to the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program and $120 million for the affordable apartments program.The House’s offer is $225 million for SHIP, $115 million for affordable apartments and $30 million for hurricane housing recovery.The important thing is, “We’re not going to sweep the affordable housing trust funds this year,” Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, said Saturday night.“I think that’s a big win this session,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Travis Cummings, R-Fleming Island, said.The agreement drew immediate applause from House Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee, D-Cutler Bay.“This is great news for working Floridians,” he said in a statement. “A family shouldn’t see all of their money consumed by rent because of our high real estate prices.”“Our state has a growing affordable housing crisis, and this shows that Tallahassee is finally dedicating the resources needed to help Florida’s working families,” Rep. Dianne Hart, D-Tampa, said. After a of weekend budget conferencing between the Senate and House, it appears lawmakers – many seeking re-election on November’s ballot – are heeding the governor’s call.The House has conceded to the Senate’s plan and DeSantis’ budget request to fully fund the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund at $387 million. The House initially sought $144 million.The Sadowski fund was created in 1992 to leverage private and federal funding for affordable and workforce housing. Its 10 cent surcharge for every $100 paid on real estate transactions was doubled to 20 cents in 1995. This year, it is projected to generate nearly $400 million. “Restoring the Sadowski Trust funds to normal operations, where the monies dedicated to affordable housing are appropriated for affordable housing is in Florida’s best interest,” Florida Housing Coalition CEO Jaimie Ross said in a statement. “In just this year, full appropriation will mean more than 30,000 jobs and more than $4.4 billion in positive economic impact.” Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAffordable HousingThe Center SquareThe Florida Legislature Previous articleOrange County tobacco point of sale task force led by UCF studentsNext articleWhat’s the difference between pandemic, epidemic and outbreak? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply During the early 2000s housing boom, trust fund revenues grew and legislators began diverting millions from the fund for other purposes. A 2018 Senate Community Affairs Committee analysis determined since 2001, lawmakers have “swept” more than $2 billion from the fund to plug budget holes and provide tax relief. Please enter your name here Focus on the LegislatureBy John Haughey | The Center SquareSince assuming office last year, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has lobbied state lawmakers to stop diverting money from affordable housing and environmental lands trust funds into other priorities. Forever Florida also will see a boost. The Senate plan sets aside $125 million, DeSantis seeks $120 million and the House allocates $20 million.“We’re making substantial progress to get much closer to where the Senate is at, frankly,” Cummings said of the House’s reported $100 million Florida Forever offer.Florida Forever is funded by a 70-cents-per-$100 documentary stamp excise tax levied on property deeds and a 35-cents-per-$100 excise tax on promissory notes and other documents.In January, state economists projected the fund would collect $2.87 billion in revenues. One third – $945.12 million – must be deposited to Florida Forever, where $157.69 million is committed to debt service, leaving $787.43 million.Of that $787.43 million, at least $644 million will be dedicated to DeSantis’ proposed four-year, $2.5 billion Everglades restoration initiative. The governor asked for $625 million in this year’s budget, and lawmakers approved $680 million. This year, both chambers are proposing about $20 million more than DeSantis’ request.
Architects: JMAText description provided by the architects. This remodeling project of a 1960s villa, is located in a residential complex along the historic consular roman road which neighbors with the Veio natural park, at the north end of the italian capital. The villa, organized on three levels, has been redesigned in order to accommodate very different functions on every level.Save this picture!Courtesy of JM ArchitectureThe basement level has been dedicated to play and relax areas. This floor is hosting a large spa entirely cladded in teak wood, with a 6 x 2.5 meter counter current lap pool with hydro jets on the other end.Save this picture!Courtesy of JM ArchitectureOn the other side of a clear glass wall there’s a play room. Both areas are read a a large single space due to the glass transparent wall. A sunken patio is bringing natural light to this level and it creates a private outdoor area protected from any sight of the neighbouring villas. The ground level, which is hosting all the daytime functions, is organized on two separated zones, on the left and right side of the entrance catwalk. On the left side are located the kitchen, family room and dining area, while on the right side are located the study room and the living area.Save this picture!planThe distribution of each room is planned in order to be able to reach every area from the foyer, without crossing any other space. This level is designed in strict relationship with the outdoors. All rooms have an accessible exterior area at the same floor height, which large curtain wall façade which brings lots of natural light inside. The living area has its outdoor projection with a covered patio, which is paved with a wood deck with gravel inserts defining the walkable and the meditation areas.Save this picture!Courtesy of JM ArchitectureOn the upper level are located all the bedrooms, with adjoining walk-in closets and bathrooms. All bedrooms are equipped with a large built in desk, a plasma tv as well as a minibar. As for the materials adopted, large space has been given to natural wood. Besides the teak wood of the basement level, the main wood chosen to add a warm touch to every other space is Canadian maple, used for the custom made floors and the solid wood wall cladding. Even the 1.800 square meter outdoors are strongly characterized by the use of wood. All decks are paved with Ipe wood. Other materials are gravel inserts, bamboo plants and grass.Save this picture!Courtesy of JM ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Headquarters for GEPS Proposal / Tomoon & HAEMAArticles[Un]Restricted Access Competition / Architecture for HumanityArticles Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Rome, Italy Save this picture!Courtesy of JM Architecture+ 25 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/162568/cassia-antica-jm-architecture Clipboard Cassia Antica / JMASave this projectSaveCassia Antica / JMA “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/162568/cassia-antica-jm-architecture Clipboard Cassia Antica / JMA Italy ArchDaily Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJMAOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationRomeRefurbishmentInteriorsWoodItalyPublished on August 25, 2011Cite: “Cassia Antica / JMA” 25 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
BelarusEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia Several journalists with independent news media trying to covering partial legislative elections on 20 March in the western city of Grodno were refused access to polling stations. They included Aliona Andrejeva of the independent weekly Zhoda, who was asked to show a registration certificate although this is not a legal requirement, and Andrei Mialeshka of Express Noviny who was barred by the electoral commission on the grounds that his newspaper “does not exist.”Three Polish journalists who were trying to cover the elections were detained for several hours at the headquarters of the interior affairs department in Grodno. The three – photographer Adam Tuchlinski of Newsweek Poland, Michal Kaczewicz of Newsweek Poland and Marcin Smialowski of the privately-owned TV station Polsat – were finally released at around 11 p.m. and were able to return to Poland with help from diplomats, but without completing their reports.————————————————————18 March 2005 Popular Internet forum shut downReporters Without Borders condemned a “new press freedom violation” by the government of Belarus after state firm Beltelekom that owns the monopoly Internet access provider Belpak, shut down the Grodnensky Forum (http://forum.grodno.by), because it was seen as too subversive.The forum that opened in 2000 was set up to accompany an entertainment portal for residents of Grodno, near the Polish border.It quickly gained popularity from 2002, hosting a number of discussions critical of the policies of President Alexander Lukashenko, becoming even more outspoken in the run-up to 20 March regional elections. It was getting around 2,000 hits a day.The forum’s administrator, Alexei Rads, who had worked for Beltelekom for the past seven years, was summoned on 10 March by his immediate superior, who complained to him about the political nature of the forum and on 12 March forced him to resign.”It was not my job to moderate political content, but only to delete obscene, racist or fascist messages,” Rad told Reporters Without Borders. “Evidently subjects of discussion like, ‘Our president, who is he?’ ‘Europe and Belarus’, ‘What propaganda is really’ and ‘the iron curtain’, did bother the authorities. News “The Belarus government is determined to silence any dissident voices by the crude use of censorship” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.”At a time when there a fewer and fewer independent newspapers and television stations are completely under state control, it is worrying to see that the crackdown is also extending to the Internet, thus removing all chance of pluralism of information in the country,” the organisation added. The former administrator of Grodnensky Forum on 16 March opened a new similar forum (http://forum.grodno.net) which is already getting more than 1,000 hits a day. RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further Organisation RSF_en News June 2, 2021 Find out more March 24, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities prevent reporters from freely covering partial legislative elections May 27, 2021 Find out more
“The incompetence of this guy infuriates me,” Turner said about the architect. “If this is your industry, by god do your homework.”Killis Almond declined to comment Wednesday through an associate at the San Antonio office.As recently as June 2017, city officials expected to spend about $31 million on the downtown hotel and convention center. That did not include a public fountain across the street that city officials planned to build later, but it did include the Ector Theatre costs that have since risen.By that time, the city had already seen its costs for the downtown hotel and convention center climb by about $1.8 million, attributed to parking and convention space added since the initial design. The City Council also accepted a projected increase in costs of the theater rehabilitation, totaling about $900,000, to expand the stage area so the venue could draw bigger acts and allow for productions like plays.But city officials say the latest overage of about $5.8 million would be more difficult to absorb, even with sales tax revenue exceeding what the city budgeted for this point in the fiscal year by millions of dollars.District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales, who described the news as “my worst nightmare,” said that he worried the city would be forced to forgo other necessary projects such as a new fire station if the City Council decides to cough up the extra money for the theater.“If we are going to do it, we’ve got to spend the money, $10.8 million,” Gonzales said. “If not, it’s going to be an embarrassment to associate it with something so nice.”Gonzales said he had preferred to tear down the Ector Theatre from the beginning and now wants to explore scaling back the project. He said the city needs to include Toby and Sondra Eoff, the private developers in the hotel portion of the project, because the theater supports their investment.“They are spending over $50 million of their own money with the anticipation that we are going to do this,” Gonzales said. “But we were told … $5 million and now it’s $10.8 million. And we are going to have to answer to somebody about that money eventually. We need firehouses, fire stations. What’s a priority? To me the priority is the fire station.”Sondra Eoff said Wednesday that she and her husband know the city needs to be prudent with the public money and seek to lower costs of renovating the theater so it’s more feasible.“We feel confident that they are committed to the downtown project,” Eoff said. “They’ll just make sure — that being part of the project — that it will stay the same quality as the rest of the project.”But the couple hopes the City Council will opt to renovate the theater instead of tear it down and replace it, even if that means scaling it back.“We definitely counted on the hotel revenue that would be generated from people attending the Ector Theatre,” Eoff said.Adding to the challenge of renovating the theater is a tightening construction market amid the latest oil boom.City officials said construction firms cited housing and labor costs of subcontractors as a major issue.“We couldn’t be asking for a worse time to be building anything in the City of Odessa than right now,” District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant said.But Interim City Manager Michael Marrero said the theater plans do not include frills that could be easily scrapped for a cost-savings.Marrero said new, more realistic estimates for critical parts of the project such as air conditioning and the electrical systems accounted for a significant portion of the increased costs. Expected costs had also spiked for materials such as concrete, masonry and steel.“The question really becomes: What sort of theater would we like to have?” Marrero said. He said the city could try to scale back the project, but investing in quality sound and an audio/visual setup would still cost significantly. “If you pare it down some, you really lose what you intended to deliver.”Two separate San Antonio contractors who recently bid on the project estimated almost the same costs — $8.8 million and $8.9 million — supporting the idea that there was little room to save money without redesigning the project, Marrero said. Those bids were lower than the total estimate because the city officials excised other planned work such as restoration of the theater’s sign and chairs because of difficulty finding subcontractors.Instead, a meaningful savings might lie in making the theater smaller by reducing the stage area. But that would also limit the sorts of performances that the theater could draw.“I think this bid has prohibited us from properly utilizing the Ector Theatre,” Bryant said, suggesting the city consider tearing the theater down and replacing it with a new free-standing venue.Demolishing the theater and building a new one would likely cut costs but not down to $5 million, said Tom Kerr, the city’s director of public works and utilities.“The original projections and estimates of the project were wrong — as clear as that can be,” Kerr said.A view from the rear balcony walkway that would connect with the new hotel and conference center via an area that currently contains the projection booth. Also shown are stairs from the walkway that go down to seating in the balcony.Rendering via Killis Almond Architects, P.C.A rendering view looking at the north wall of the Ector Theatre showing the new seating, balcony and technical spaces.cEctor Theatre remodel renderingsKillis Almond Architects, P.C. View of the Ector Theatre next to the downtown hotel and convention center construction site, Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018. Twitter Projected costs of renovating the Ector Theatre doubled in the past year to about $10.8 million, prompting the Odessa City Council to consider finding a way to pay for the project anyway, scale it back, or tear down the venue and replace it with a new facility.Whatever the City Council decides, they need to move quickly if they want the Ector Theatre to open around the same time as the rest of the hotel and convention center in summer 2019. A redesign aimed at saving money could take months.City staff told the City Council about the greater costs during a Tuesday committee meeting, saying a city-hired architect whiffed on earlier estimates that were already greater than the $5 million that the elected officials reserved for the project in early 2016. For years, city officials described the theater renovation as a key piece of the city-supported downtown hotel and convention center that is under construction today.Mayor David Turner blamed the difficulty now facing the city on San Antonio-based Killis Almond Architects, which specializes in historical theater restorations. Last year the city awarded a contract to the firm for design and management of the Ector Theatre project expected to cost about $800,000. View of the Ector Theatre next to the downtown hotel and convention center construction site, Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018. 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