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first_img CVC Capital Partners, the UK buyout firm, is close to closing a deal with TDC, the private equity-backed Danish telephone company, to buy its Swiss unit Sunrise.The deal will place an enterprise value on Sunrise of about Sfr3.3bn (£2bn), making it one of the year’s largest leveraged buyouts. A deal is likely to be announced today.A sale would give CVC control of Switzerland’s second-biggest telecommunications company and clear the way for TDC’s owners to accelerate long-held plans to refloat the company.TDC dropped a plan to sell Sunrise to France Telecom’s Orange earlier this year, after competition regulators in Switzerland blocked the merger of the two units. Share Thursday 16 September 2010 9:05 pm KCS-content Tags: NULL CVC close to buying Swiss telco Sunrise whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jabran Khan | Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 | More on: DGE HIK One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues See all posts by Jabran Khan Jabran Khan has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Hikma Pharmaceuticals. 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. Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. As well as my two picks, check out the free report detailing a top growth share. Grab your free report – while it’s online. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images 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. The FTSE 100 index is up 14% over the past 12 months. I believe this is a reflection of the UK economy bouncing back. With that recovery in mind, I’m thinking about how I would invest £2,000 in my portfolio. Here are two picks from my list of best stocks to buy now.Best stocks to buy now, pick #1Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE:HIK) manufactures generic, branded and injectable pharmaceuticals. In the past three months, the Hikma share price has increased over 13%, from 2,225p per share in March to 2,515p as I write. I believe this rise is due to favourable results as well as increased demand for Covid-19 medication.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…Hikma’s full-year results for 2020 were impressive. It reported a 23% increase in operating profit, and revenue increased too. Hikma believes it will continue this trend in 2021 too. A trading update released at the end of April for the start of 2021 backed up this prediction. Although it did not provide specific financials, the FTSE 100 incumbent did confirm the launch of 30 new products and said results were “in line with expectations”.Most of the stocks on my best stocks to buy now list pay a dividend. Hikma’s current dividend yield stands at just less than 2% but more importantly for me, its 2020 dividend of 50 cents per share was an increase of 14% based on 2019 levels.Hikma’s primary risk for me is its potential for lawsuits. Its business model relies heavily on manufacturing other firms’ treatments at a fraction of the cost. Unfortunately there are already examples of lawsuits against it. Overall I do believe Hikma is well placed to benefit from the demand for affordable healthcare growing across the world. Based on its size and financials, it is in a position to invest heavily into research and development as well as marketing. Despite its challenges, I would buy Hikma shares for my portfolio with some of the £2,000 mentioned.Best stocks to buy now, pick #2Diageo (LSE:DGE) is an international spirits maker and brewer. When the market crashed last year, Diageo would have been a great buy as its share price has increased more than 40% since. As I write, Diageo shares are trading for 3,499p compared to March 2020’s market crash bottom of 2,427p.I would still add Diageo to my portfolio, despite the fact it is expensive, trading at nearly 30 times forward earnings. This is because it is one of the top performing FTSE 100 stocks. Furthermore, pent up demand has seen sales increase throughout the world as people finally return to pubs, bars, and restaurants. I expect this upward trend to continue on all fronts. Due to its recovery, Diageo management plans to return over £4.5bn in capital to shareholders. Diageo’s management also improved its profit forecast for 2021, which is a cause for optimism. Organic profit is forecasted to grow by at least 14% in the year ending June 30.Diageo does have its risks. Firstly, further Covid-19 variants could affect sales. Secondly, it has quite high debt levels. Net debt was equivalent to 3.4 times cash profits at the end of December 2020. If interests rates rise, this could become unsustainable. Overall, Diageo remains on my best stocks to buy now list and I would buy shares in this FTSE 100 stalwart with some of that £2,000. 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. Best stocks to buy now: how I’d invest £2K in the FTSE 100last_img read more

first_img Tagged with: corporate Events Howard Lake | 30 September 2013 | News ITV’s Take a Moment campaign to inspire 50,000 acts of kindness  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In the run-up to the 25th anniversary of ITV’s This Morning programme, the TV company has launched a month-long campaign to inspire at least 50,000 people to complete a small meaningful act of kindness and give something back to their local community.The Take a Moment campaign began on 9 September and over the past month ITV shows and celebrities have taken part and encouraged others to become ‘MomentMakers’ themselves.The anniversary itself will see the show return on 3 October to its Liverpool location to feature guest appearances from original hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan.ITV has been constructing a digital ‘Wall of Fame’ featuring some of the Moment Makers who have taken part, “recognising the kindness our viewers have shown and celebrating what we can achieve as a nation collectively”.To add to the impact of the campaign and to offer an incentive to viewers, the Government will be donating £5 to ITV’s Text Santa campaign for each of the first 50,000 meaningful acts shared with ITV.Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society said: “There are lots of easy ways to give your time to help others – from having a cup of tea with an older neighbour, to helping out in your local area or making a regular commitment to volunteer with a charity or community group.  That’s why the Government are supporting Take A Moment by pledging £5 for the first 50,000 acts of kindness registered through the ‘This Morning’ campaign.  We hope that this campaign can help raise awareness and encouraging people to get involved.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

first_imgNational Day of Mourning march, Nov. 27.WW photo: Liz GreenThe following greeting from political prisoner Leonard Peltier was read at the 45th annual National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass. Greetings my relatives, friends and supporters:I was thinking about the national holiday, “Thanksgiving,” the other day.  I won’t even go into what a horrible shame this American holiday is based on.  Instead, I will just let it remind me of the common bond I have with all my brothers and sisters of the Earth.  Even if Thanksgiving, the holiday, is based on an incorrect portrayal of history, the concept of being thankful is a universal truth. I mean, let’s face it, being thankful/grateful has been part of Indian Nations much longer than the invention of a holiday.I admit there are days in here when I find it very hard to be thankful, but it does not take much to bring it back for me. Most days, I get cards and letters from people all over the world. Sometimes I can even smell the soil, the pines, and sometimes even fry bread, in the paper that is sent to me. I hear stories of your lives, your troubles, your children, your jobs.  Oh, there is some word for what I am trying to say but I don’t remember it. But I get a sense of life through all of you, and I am thankful for that.  I often want to reach out and help you sometimes.  I would love to come work on your cars or help you build sweat lodges or even just mow the lawn. I miss helping people, and I hate asking for help, which it seems, is all I do.In here, I am able to focus on the simple things in life.  You have no idea how cool it is to just get a new pair of socks.  In the last few months, I have really been feeling my age, and I am so very thankful for all the support you have all given me.  I won’t lie. It has been a rough time lately, but I am hopeful that is changing.My people have always had a deep and connected relationship with the Sun, and I realized the other day just how much I miss the Sun.  When I had the Sun’s light upon me, I felt stronger. These walls hold out the Sun’s energy, and it weakens me.  When you miss something, it is easier to be thankful for things you do have.My friend and spiritual advisor, Lenny Foster, visited me recently, and he reminded me of some basic things I have to be thankful for.  I have watched him age over all these years too, and I am thankful for him and his wisdom.  He sang with me and prayed with me, and I felt a bit of the Sun again.I guess my point is that we can find the things we need in places we may not expect. I can always pray. This can never be taken away from me, and through that prayer, I can keep the Sun and hope alive.And so, on this day, “Thanksgiving,” I will choose to be thankful and not to celebrate tyranny.I also want to pray with and for you.I pray for each and every one of you, whether you support me or you do not.I pray that your lives will be full of meaning, and you will find new ways to learn.I pray for your strength and that you will always stand up for the things you know are right.I pray that each one of you will find a way to protect our Mother Earth. She is crying out for us to hear her.I pray that you will listen to your inner wisdom and let it guide you to make choices that will help each other, and that you will be examples for those still learning their way in this life.I pray that you will be present with the moments you have, enjoy the simple things in life — like the Sun, the Dirt, the Air, the Water, and that you would protect them as you would your own children.I pray that you will look for opportunities to lift up your sisters and brothers and not to bring them down.I pray that you will grow and enjoy good, natural foods.I pray for you to savor the attention of your loved ones.I pray for you to build productive bridges of peace with those you oppose.I pray that when others make bad choices you help them find positive solutions.I pray for understanding in times of misunderstanding.And yes, I pray very deeply and honestly that I can go home for a little while before I cross over to the Spirit World.I am with you always, and I feel your prayers too.  I am always grateful for your support, your love, your friendship, your letters and the contact you give me with life.It is harder for me to physically see well enough to write letters these days, so please forgive me if I don’t write you back.  It is not that I don’t want to.  Know that I am often sitting and thinking of you, and being thankful for all of you.Your old, thankful friend, and brother.In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,Leonard PeltierMitakuye Oyasin!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img As mainland China steps up its efforts to suppress information about the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the online censorship monitoring website GreatFire.org has reported that several international media censored their own coverage in the initial stages at least.The protests began on 28 September, when thousands of Hong Kong residents demonstrated peacefully outside the central government’s headquarters in the territory to demand more democratic freedoms and Hong Kong chief executive C. Y. Leung’s resignation.The protests were one of the lead stories on the English-language websites of Reuters and the Wall Street Journal on 28 September, but their Chinese versions did not mention them. The Wall Street Journal’s Chinese version began covering them after 24 hours while Reuters’ Chinese version did not cover them for at least 48 hours. When GreatFire.org pointed this out, Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker and the editor of its Chinese service, Li Yuan, responded with tweets denying any self-censorship and listing articles about China that it had published in September. GreatFire.org received no response from Reuters.“We are very disturbed by the increasing tendency of certain foreign media to censor their coverage of Hong Kong because it reflects an increase in the regime’s grip on an information channel that one would have supposed to be less vulnerable to interference by the local authorities,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“This is a trend that has been seen for some years. In addition to descriptions by Hong Kong journalists of the self-censorship prevailing within their own news organizations, there has been a growing number of editorial decisions by foreign media that are, to say the least, surprising and are usually the result of constant pressure from the government in Beijing.”Ismaïl added: “The foreign media must not submit to blackmail by the Chinese authorities and, on the contrary, should spearhead the resistance against censorship.”Photos of the “Occupy Central” movement have reached the mainland although the Chinese authorities have blocked the photo-sharing website Instagram and certain key-words on Weibo, and have deleted many posts, comments and blogs.At the same time, a completely different take has been given on the events. The demonstrations were either portrayed as a handful of extremists disturbing public order, or as simply a gathering in anticipation of the Chinese national holiday on 1 October.Activists have been inventive in their efforts to circumvent the censorship, using alternative words such as “Umbrella Revolution” to replace those blocked by Beijing. The FireChat app was reportedly downloaded more than 100,000 times in 24 hours because of its decentralized system that prevents any censorship.Hong Kong’s special administrative status allows the Chinese government to maintain a degree of control. The universal suffrage which Hong Kong had been promised and which was supposed to end Chinese interference in its internal politics seems increasingly out of reach. The decline in media freedom in Hong Kong is part of the regime’s increasing repression. Honk Kong is ranked 61st out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information Hong KongAsia – Pacific In order to bypass journalists, Hong Kong Chief Executive launches her own talk show on public television Hong KongAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Hong Kong Hong Kong: RSF appeals to the UN to act for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai News to go further Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar? May 26, 2021 Find out more GreatFire reports that the Chinese-language versions of Wall Street Journal and Reuters initially ignored the protests News May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation News October 3, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign media censor own coverage of Hong Kong protests RSF_en April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp Facebook TAGSfeaturedlifebuoysprotected structureSarsfield bridgesuicide Advertisement Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Previous articleWitnesses sought for 12 car pile up on Limerick motorwayNext articleGaelic Grounds set for Limerick double header Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Linkedin Email Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter PLEAS to put a lifebuoy in the middle of Sarsfield Bridge have resulted in two new lifebuoys being placed there this week.Cllr Sean Lynch (FF) had tabled a motion at a meeting of the local authority, pleading for the life-saving equipment to be installed but was originally told that no buoys could be placed on the bridge as it is a protected structure.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Lynch told the meeting the horrific tale of how visitors from Dublin saw a man go into the water “right before their eyes,” just before Christmas “but they could do nothing to help him immediately as their were no life buoys to hand”.This week, Limerick City and County Council said it had “reviewed the options in relation to the installation of lifebuoys in the middle of Sarsfield Bridge.“The local authority can confirm that two lifebuoys, one on either side of the road have now been installed”. Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Shannondoc operating but only by appointment NewsLife-savers installed on Limerick bridgeBy Bernie English – March 2, 2017 1750 First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago CFPB CFPB Director Richard Cordray Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fed Chair Janet Yellen Federal Reserve House Financial Services Committee Senate Banking Committee 2015-07-13 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago July 13, 2015 871 Views Congressional Hearings to Cover Economy, Monetary Policy, and Agencies’ Activities About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB CFPB Director Richard Cordray Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fed Chair Janet Yellen Federal Reserve House Financial Services Committee Senate Banking Committee Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Congressional Hearings to Cover Economy, Monetary Policy, and Agencies’ Activities Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Consumer Expectations Toward Housing and Economy Growing More Positive Next: Consumer Credit Outstanding Annual Growth Rate Slows Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Two hearings examining the activities of government agencies and two hearings covering the nation’s monetary policy and economy will take place in Congress this week. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will be the lone witness in the two hearings on monetary policy.The Federal Reserve will be under the microscope Tuesday, July 14, in a House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing titled “Fed Oversight: Lack of Transparency and Accountability. The hearing begins at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Click here to view the Committee memorandum and a list of witnesses.”This hearing will examine the Federal Reserve from three perspectives,” the Committee memorandum said. “The lack of transparency and the opacity of internal processes at the Federal Reserve; overreach by the Federal Reserve in expanding its authority and power beyond the authority granted to it under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111-203); and the Federal Reserve’s refusal to comply with Congressional investigations and requests for information as well as the lack of legitimate basis for this non-compliance.”On Wednesday, July 15, the House Financial Services Committee will receive the testimony of Fed Chair Janet Yellen in a full Committee hearing titled “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” Chair Yellen will update the Committee on the progress of the economy toward meeting the four benchmarks for the economy as set by the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act (Humphrey Hawkins Act) of 1978: full employment, growth in production, price stability, and balance of trade and budget. Click here to view a Committee memorandum. Click here to view a live feed of the hearing, which begins at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.Also on Wednesday, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray will testify in a full Senate Banking Committee hearing titled “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Semiannual Report to Congress.” A topic expected to be covered is the CFPB’s recent announcement of a proposal to delay the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule two months, until October 3, 2015. Click here to view a live feed of the hearing, which begins at 10 a.m. Eastern.The following day in the Senate Banking Committee, Thursday, July 16, Yellen will testify again before Congress in a full Committee hearing titled “The Semiannual Monetary Report to Congress” starting at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. Click here to view a live feed of the hearing. Related Articles Share Save  Print This Postlast_img read more

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Wednesday that its continuing its commitment to fighting discrimination in housing by making available grants totally $38 million through its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). The funding supports multiple fair housing activities, including testing, outreach activities, public education, and building capacity.The FHIP is an effort by HUD to bring together fair housing organizations and other nonprofits to assist people that believe they’ve fallen victim to discrimination. Organizations send out testers—who are both non-Hispanic whites and minorities—with the same financial qualifications to see if they are treated differently when looking for housing opportunities.This year’s funds are available through three different initiatives, as follows:Under the category of the Education and Outreach Initiatives (EOI), the HUD has made available grants totaling $7,450,000 for the education of the general public as well as housing providers about individual rights and lender responsibilities as put forth under federal law. This grant money will also support local and state organizations in the enforcement of fair housing laws that mirror the Fair Housing Act. One million dollars will also be dedicated to a national media campaign.In the Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI), which strives to build up nonprofit organizations and increase their effectiveness, will have a total of $500,000 in grants to disseminate. HUD is particularly interested in organizations that focus on underserved populations, such as rural areas and immigrants.Finally, the Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) grants will continue to offer a total of $30.35 million to organizations that handle claims of housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act, including testing, intake, investigations, and litigation.Qualified organizations are encouraged to apply through grants.gov. EOI grants should search FR-6100-N-21-A; FHOI grants search FR-6100-N-21B; and PEI grants should search FR-6100-N-21C.The deadline for HUD to receive applications is September 18, 2017. Home / Daily Dose / A Helping Hand from HUD About Author: Joey Pizzolato The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: EOI Fair Housing Act FHOI HUD PEI Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Newscenter_img Related Articles A Helping Hand from HUD Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago August 2, 2017 1,197 Views  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Money to Recovering Cities Next: Disrupting the Paradigm for Document Collaboration EOI Fair Housing Act FHOI HUD PEI 2017-08-02 Joey Pizzolato Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

first_imgIS IT TRUE that the 54-year-old Weinzapfel is currently leading the Indiana Attorney General campaign funding with $609K?  …last year Weinzapfel received $15,000 from John Engelbrecht and $10,000 from John Dunn, both of Evansville?  …his law firm, Jones Wallace LLC in Evansville, has donated $2,500 to Weinzapfel’s AG campaign?  … also, Democratic State Representative Ryan Hatfield also donated $800 towards Mr.Weinzapfel’s campaign?IS IT TRUE we been told by several movers and shakers within the Democratic State Party that the former two (2) term Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel is the odds on favorite of being elected as the Democratic nominee for the Indiana Attorney General office? IS IT TRUE that County Commissioner Ben Shoulders will be hosting his Fourth Annual “March Madness Birthday” fundraising event at Bud’s on West Franklin Steet on March 26, 2020?  …we are told around 300 people will be attending “Shoulders Birthday BasH”?IS IT TRUE if any local political candidate listed on the 2020 election ballot that has an upcoming political fundraiser we shall post it in the CCO without costs, bias or editing?IS IT TRUE that the SW Indiana Young Democrats hosted a Meet-N-Greet at KC’s Time Out Lounge last weekend?…numerous County and Congressional candidates were in attendance?  …that City Council President, Alex Burton, and County Commissioner, Ben Shoulders served as guest speakers?  … it’s obvious that this organization is picking up momentum for the upcoming November 2020 General election?  … we are told that many area High School and College students are joining this group in impressive numbers? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?(Recently we detected an issue where our subscribers may have not been getting breaking news alerts from the City-County Observer. This notification is to let you know that starting today you have been added to receive future news alerts.  If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the link in your e-mail to unsubscribe). IS IT TRUE the question is “What is an online newspaper called”?  …the answer is “An online newspaper is the online version of a newspaper, either as a stand-alone publication or as the online version of a printed periodical. Going online created more opportunities for newspapers, such as competing with broadcast journalism in presenting breaking news in a more timely manner”?IS IT TRUE the question is “What is the benefit of an Internet publication over newspaper”?  …the answers “Online newspapers are a popular way to publish content on general or specific newsworthy happenings. They are cheaper to produce than traditional print newspapers and have the potential to reach a wider and more global audience”? Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that Indiana is headed in the right direction? Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. 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IS IT TRUE that the University of Evansville Purple Aces have done something that is unprecedented when performance on the basketball is considered?…the Aces are the first team ever in the entire history of NCAA basketball to have defeated the #1 team in America on the road and go on to lose every game in their own conference?…the 2019-2020 season has seen the hopes and expectations for the Aces rise to the highest they have ever been after they upset the #1 Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena and fall to despair after seeing a coach dismissed for personal issues and going on to lose 18 straight conference games in a row?…the Missouri Valley Conference that the Purple Aces play in is not exactly a top high-performance conference either?…what this shows is that coaching makes a tremendous difference and finding a good one is a key to success?IS IT TRUE when examining the “announced” attendance at Ford Center we found that after the win over the UK the Aces were drawing about 5,500 per game and when the losing began the “announced” attendance fell to closer to 4,500 per game?…even for the puffed up “announced” attendance, being a winning or losing team makes a 1,000 per game difference?…the reality here is that the hiring process at UE when it comes to basketball coaches is deficient in the area of vetting?IS IT TRUE this is not the first time that an organization based in Evansville has failed to vet something?…this harkens back to the days when the Winnecke Administration failed fundamentally to vet the Earthcare Energy LLC group and just handed them $200,000 without so much as checking online to see if they really had a patent as they claimed?IS IT TRUE that trust but verify is a lesson taught by President Ronald Reagan in dealing with the USSR?…one would expect that the faculty at the University of Evansville’s College of Business would teach the vetting process given the monumental failures of the past in both local government and university decisions?…nothing that leads to the dismissal of the former coach or faculty member was something that could have been learned by a competent vetting investigation?…vetting is not rocket science but it does require one to abandon the naive practice of taking everything a face value and do some simple investigating?…as one person literally said at a meeting of the Evansville City Council with respect to the Earthcare Energy fiasco. “there is this new thing called Google that will help you do investigations, I assume you have heard of it.”…vetting is something that Evansville and its namesake university have not to figure out?…that is a problem that comes from the top as opposed to the bottom of the decision-making apparatus?IS IT TRUE we been told that in a recent speech given at the Athena Awards luncheon by Ivy Tech President Dr. Sue Ellspermann she stressed the importance of hiring women for top management positions? …during her speech Dr. Ellspermann also told stories of personal discrimination she experienced in her past?IS IT TRUE it’s been alleged that Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer a candidate for the Ivy Tech-Evansville Chancellors position was told by a person in authority there is a slim chance that he will be hired as the Chancellor of the Ivy Tech-Evansville campus?  …if the above allegation is correct, we are puzzled why a person working at the IVY Tech Corporate office in Indy would tell Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer this just before his interview at the Ivy Tech-Evansville campus was conducted?IS IT TRUE we were told that all three (3) finalists for the Ivy Tech-Evansville Chancellors position did a great job in presenting themselves during their Indy and campus interviews?IS IT TRUE that Indiana campaign finance reports filed after the first of the year show that Attorney General Curtis Hill finished 2019 with $183,659.78 in his campaign war chest? …that Jonathan Weinzapfel, a Democrat and former two-term (2) term Mayor of Evansville, is heading into 2020 with $609,310.24 in his campaign war chest? 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first_img Previous articleThis week marks Winter Weather Preparedness Week in IndianaNext articleVeterans Day holiday to delay South Bend trash pickup Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest Back to virtual learning for thousands of students in Michiana WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Sarah Welliver/The Elkhart Truth) Some big changes have taken effect for some area students.Students who attend Concord Community Schools will switch to a hybrid learning format due to a high number of positive COVID-19 cases.Students with last names, A-to-K will attend in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays, while last names, L-to-Z will attend in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All students will have a virtual learning day on Fridays.That continues through mid-December.Concord South Side Elementary will remain fully virtual until they switch to the hybrid format on Nov. 16.Students who attend Baugo Schools are switching to virtual-only instruction for three weeks.The Elkhart Truth reports extracurricular activities will continue, for now. Spectators can attend events at 25 percent capacity.Mask wearing is required and events will be stopped will be stopped if spectators refuse to comply.Wawasee High School is back to remote learning.School leaders say finding substitute teachers to fill classrooms and operation staff to manage buildings due to mandatory quarantines has become a losing battle.It’s the second time this fall that Wawasee has reverted back to virtual learning for the high school. Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebook By Jon Zimney – November 9, 2020 0 363 Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebooklast_img read more