Local group will use generous gift to provide homes for families in need

DAVENPORT, Iowa — An organization that helps those struggling with poverty and addiction got a huge lift today.

One Eighty, a group that helps with in-school food pantries, clothing, and supplying furniture to families in the Davenport School District, was gifted $25,000 by the Safelite AutoGlass Foundation.

The money will go towards buying and renovating condemned homes for families in need of shelter.

“Children are constantly moving from apartment to apartment, from school to school. It’s very difficult to get into the flow of things when you are changing schools all the time,” said One Eighty Financial Advisor Barry Donald. “Our goal with these dollars is to accomplish a number of things with affordable housing.”

The group has already purchased a few homes and are in the process of renovating them for families.

You can find more information

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Asahi India Glass to start commercial production at Taloja … – ET Auto

Asahi India Glass to start commercial production at Taloja Float Glass Plant
Mumbai: The country’s integrated glass company Asahi India Glass (AIS) is all set to commence production at its Taloja plant. This move will further strengthen the position of the company.

Along with the company’s fifth auto glass plant in Gujarat, the AIS Taloja plant will further add to the scale and flexibility of AIS in providing seamless supplies to customers in the architectural and auto segments, which includes all leading automotive OEMS.

Very extensive and highly modernised new float glass plant equipped with the latest in glass manufacturing technology, the Taloja Plant will have the capability to produce high-quality value-added glass for both, the architectural and the automotive glass segments, with an installed capacity to manufacture 550 tonnes of glass per day.

Speaking about the plant, Sanjay Labroo, MD CEO, AIS, said:

... read more at: https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/auto-components/asahi-india-glass-to-start-commercial-production-at-taloja-float-glass-plant/61573323

Nearly 2,000 attend Oktoberfest in Gardiner – CentralMaine.com

GARDINER — Bryce Royal hasn’t shaved in more than five years. Throughout the early afternoon, person after person walked up to Royal and asked for a picture, and he was happy to oblige.

Royal was one of more than a dozen entrants in the Annual Gardiner Beard and Mustache Competition during the city’s eighth Swine Stein Oktoberfest.

Bryce Royal, left, and Zachary LeClair talk with other members of the Maine Facial Hair Club on Saturday afternoon during the eighth annual Swine  Stein Oktoberfest in Gardiner.


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“This is just a freestyle, and it took me a few hours this morning to get it the way I wanted,” said Royal, 38, of Windham. “It’s just a lot of fun.”

The event featured craft beers from a dozen Maine brewers under a big tent, as well as live music, children’s games, a petting zoo, food

... read more at: http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/10/07/nearly-2000-attend-oktoberfest-in-gardiner/

Bill to cut excise tax opposed by Maine cities and towns

A bill being considered by the legislative Taxation Committee eventually would cut in half the tax that residents pay to towns and cities to register motor vehicles, a change that supporters say would help the poor but opponents say would threaten a key revenue stream for cash-strapped municipalities.

L.D. 26 would reduce the excise tax on motor vehicles by 10 percent of its current amount each year for five years, until the rate is cut in half by 2022.

Opponents say that would only boost local property taxes, while supporters say it addresses the “unfair nature of the excise tax.”

China Selectman Ron Breton said in an interview that he sees the proposal as a “lose-lose” for towns and taxpayers. China collects about $800,000 in excise taxes each year, which is 64 percent of its total budgeted revenue, excluding property taxes, he said.

“If this bill were to pass, five years from

... read more at: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/04/06/bill-to-cut-excise-tax-opposed-by-maine-cities-and-towns/

Asahi India Glass to start commercial production at Taloja Float Glass Plant

Asahi India Glass to start commercial production at Taloja Float Glass Plant
Mumbai: The country’s integrated glass company Asahi India Glass (AIS) is all set to commence production at its Taloja plant. This move will further strengthen the position of the company.

Along with the company’s fifth auto glass plant in Gujarat, the AIS Taloja plant will further add to the scale and flexibility of AIS in providing seamless supplies to customers in the architectural and auto segments, which includes all leading automotive OEMS.

Very extensive and highly modernised new float glass plant equipped with the latest in glass manufacturing technology, the Taloja Plant will have the capability to produce high-quality value-added glass for both, the architectural and the automotive glass segments, with an installed capacity to manufacture 550 tonnes of glass per day.

Speaking about the plant, Sanjay Labroo, MD CEO, AIS, said:

... read more at: https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/auto-components/asahi-india-glass-to-start-commercial-production-at-taloja-float-glass-plant/61573323

Taiwan’s president to travel in real bulletproof limo

Taiwan’s secret service and lawmakers have reached a consensus on how to plug a grave national-security loophole: President Tsai Ing-wen’s limousine.

Tsai’s motorcade was stopped by a bunch of petitioners once this year  as the president was en route to the island’s military command, after the police failed to round up the protesters.

What the petitioners didn’t know was that if they had actually hit the  windows of Tsai’s limo, they could easily have broken them.

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It has been revealed that Tsai mainly uses an Audi A8 L, good enough for her to travel in comfort but not secure enough for someone of her status.

Thus even though an enormous security detail has been assigned to guard the president, riding around in a civilian version of the Audi A8 L could put Taiwan’s national security in peril now that Tsai faces greater threats than her

... read more at: http://www.atimes.com/article/taiwans-president-travel-real-bulletproof-limo/