Cathedrals vie for chance to exhibit International Space Station’s Soyuz…

first_imgCathedrals vie for chance to exhibit International Space Station’s Soyuz capsule Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] Two English cathedrals have been shortlisted as contenders to host an out-of-this-world exhibition of a Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft. The spacecraft was used in December 2015 to transport an international crew of astronauts from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to their six-month expedition on board the International Space Station: Russian Yuri Malenchenko, American Timothy Kopra and Briton Tim Peake. Peterborough and Worcester cathedrals will find out in March whether the rocket will go to them, or to the other contenders: Millennium Point in Birmingham, The Forum in Norwich, or TR2 in Plymouth.Read the entire article here. Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Communion Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Jan 17, 2018 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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Super 14 biggest hits of 2007

first_imgThursday Feb 14, 2008 Super 14 biggest hits of 2007 The 2008 Super 14 kicks off tomorrow with the opening game featuring the Crusaders vs the Brumbies in Christchurch.The tournament comprises the best teams from South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, and is well know for it high intensity and bruising encounters.This year, the all new Experimental Law Variations (or ELV’s) will be put into practice, which can only speed up the game and hopefully encourage more running rugby.Last year we saw some incredible big hits throughout the tournament, and I feel this year will be no different. We’ll be bringing you all the biggest tackles and best moments from the 2008 tournament, so keep a lookout for them in the upcoming weeks.Here’s a great vid made by Guetteba that features some of the hardest hitting moments from last year. You may have seen some of them on here before, but believe me, they’re well worth watching again.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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KHE House / K.A.N Studio

first_img KHE House / K.A.N Studio “COPY” Houses Save this picture!© Quang Dam+ 46Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Vietnam KHE House / K.A.N StudioSave this projectSaveKHE House / K.A.N Studio CopyHouses•Vietnam Year:  2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931247/khe-house-kan-studio Clipboard Photographs:  Quang DamSave this picture!© Quang DamRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic Coated“KHE HOUSE” has the light penetrates the slots of the building creating trails of light on walls and floors to make the space inside of the house more vivid.Save this picture!© Quang Dam“KHE HOUSE” holds so many nostalgia of a family original from Hoi An ancient town, which is one of the most important requirements for the architect playing with the idea of the project. The characteristics of Hoi An is reflected in red-tiled houses, typical architectural features, cultural and culinary features which is integrated into the project to create a distinct character of the house retaining memories time over time.Save this picture!© Quang DamSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Quang DamThe construction of the building that suiting the surrounding context is the first priority of the design team. Located 3 km away from Hoi An towards Da Nang City, “KHE HOUSE” takes place in the Southeast which has the main wind direction. The solution is to take advantage of the wind direction to cool the house by natural wind through the sliding door system and to bring natural light into the house to reduce the use of artificial light during the day.Save this picture!© Quang DamAt night, from the outside to inside is like a story about a Pho Hoi poetic night by the Hoai River; with yellow colors, lights and interior space make us feel the warmth, affection and gentleness of Hoi An people.Save this picture!© Quang DamSave this picture!First FloorSave this picture!© Quang DamThe dining room and garden are the transition areas between the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom and the second floor; The dining room also the main area that connects all spaces together, as a place for family members to share with each other about daily stories after working hours. The kitchen area is “open” to be exposed to the light through the skylight creating a ventilated space.Save this picture!© Quang DamProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Facts about Architecture and Climate ChangeArticlesBIG and WXY Propose Plans for Greener and Safer Downtown BrooklynArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931247/khe-house-kan-studio Clipboard Architects: K.A.N Studio Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeK.A.N StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookVietnamPublished on January 03, 2020Cite: “KHE House / K.A.N Studio” 03 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?越南KHE,古典红砖城中的黄色小屋 / K.A.N Studio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

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Two-Fold Yard / TAOA

first_imgArchDaily Architects: TAOA Year Completion year of this architecture project China CopyHouses•Beijing, China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931948/two-fold-yard-taoa Clipboard Photographs:  Lei Tao Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Lei Tao, Zhen Chen, Bozhou KAng, Jing Li, Jinghong ZhangEngineering:Team Li YiLandscape And Interior Design:TAOAConstruction:Team Sheng ChangweiClient:Xiaobo WangLandscape Architecture:TAOAInterior Design:TAOACity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!entrance. Image © Lei TaoRecommended ProductsAcousticBruagAcoustics System – Balcony Cladding PanelsAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. It is a house intervention project. The owner who is an artist wishes to add the function of art studio to his house after its reconstruction. What is more, the work of art creating will not interfere the daily living at all should also be guaranteed.Save this picture!sunken garden. Image © Lei TaoSave this picture!analysis diagramSave this picture!courtyard. Image © Lei TaoThe house’s original volume will be used as daily living space still, while the new added one below the ground level will be a wider, more individual and more flexible art creating space. In the meanwhile, the above-ground part will be the place for activities and layout of inner scenery.Save this picture!sunken garden. Image © Lei TaoThe house is divided into two sets of space system: above and below ground. Each   conveys completely different atmosphere, while maintaining an intrinsic connection with each other along the vertical direction. In this way, they create these two parallel worlds which are different and overlapping.Save this picture!sectionSave this picture!Courtesy of TAOAThe above-ground courtyard is the place where the family lives. The roof of the underground studio can be treated as the home landscape while families are in the above courtyard. The plants here are as rich as possible, so that the family living here can feel relaxed and comfortable. In such a beautiful environment, children can experience and understand nature better. Also, the nature can be related to daily living much closer.Save this picture!sunken garden. Image © Lei TaoSave this picture!sunken garden. Image © Lei TaoThe underground space is the place where the master creates art. Although the space below the ground is limited, two of the largest underground courtyards are designed at both ends of it to ensure the space’s sufficiency. At the same time, they provide the necessary natural lighting and ventilation to the underground studio, while creating two quiet and independent spiritual worlds. These courtyards are connecting to the interior space, telling that the interior and exterior are inseparable space unities. Natural light is from bright to dark, then back to bright. The landscape here has almost no extra things except water and bamboo, which makes the atmosphere of the whole space like solidified air which is quiet and deep, providing the creator with a place to think independently.Save this picture!painting studio. Image © Lei TaoIn these two parallel worlds divided by ground, the new definition of the home is announced. The above ground courtyard is wrapped in mild solid wood and translucent perforated aluminum panels, and the semi-outdoor terrace combines rich green plants creating a comfortable atmosphere. The underground space surrounded by new casted bare concrete appears cold and stone-like character, while reveals firm and profound independence. What is more, the underground space is free from the influence from the outside world. In this way, the liberty of the soul can be gained.Save this picture!painting studio. Image © Lei TaoSave this picture!painting studio. Image © Lei TaoProject gallerySee allShow lessRestoration and Reconstruction of Liu Geng Tang Hall / 3andwich Design / He Wei StudioSelected ProjectsVárzea Church / FCC ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share 2018 Year:  Two-Fold Yard / TAOA “COPY” Photographscenter_img Lei Tao ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931948/two-fold-yard-taoa Clipboard Projects Two-Fold Yard / TAOASave this projectSaveTwo-Fold Yard / TAOA Lead Architect: Manufacturers: 鼎层DCENG “COPY” Houses Save this picture!courtyard. Image © Lei Tao+ 23Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share CopyAbout this officeTAOAOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeijingOn FacebookChinaPublished on January 21, 2020Cite: “Two-Fold Yard / TAOA” 21 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?北京两重院 / TAOA陶磊建筑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! 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Irish philanthropy awards open

first_imgIrish philanthropy awards open Howard Lake | 24 October 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  111 total views,  1 views today  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img The nominations are now open for the 2018 Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award run by the Community Foundation for Ireland.Individuals, charities, community organisations and employee’s can nominate a corporate whose philanthropy is focused on local, regional or national projects in Ireland or overseas projects, or a mix of some or all of these. This is the 10th year of the annual Philanthropist of the Year Awards.SEE ALSO: Irish Philanthropy Awards winner calls on others to go public with their giving Last year’s winners were Maurice Healy as National Philanthropist of the Year for his significant support for a number of charities including Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI), An Cosan and Anam Cara, Applegreen as Corporate Philanthropist of the Year as they have generated over €1million in support for a number of children’s charities including Barnardos, ISPCC and Debra and SAP as International Philanthropist of the Year for their African Coding Week initiative which to date has supported over 400,000 young people in Africa.To nominate a corporate for The Corporate Philanthropist of the Year award applicants must complete the nomination form and return by 5pm Friday 24th November 2017 to [email protected] Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy Ireland 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

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Investigation continuing into massive blaze at recycling facility

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleCarthy hits out at proposals to address unfair trading practicesNext articleConcern over ‘shortfall’ of downstairs facilities in social housing News Highland center_img Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Investigation continuing into massive blaze at recycling facility By News Highland – October 8, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 An investigation is continuing into the cause of a huge blaze at an East Donegal recycling facility at the weekend. Up to 40 fire-fighters from across the community attended the scene of a blaze at JML Recycling in Convoy on Saturday afternoon.The major fire was eventually brought under control until late that night.A reduced crew remained on-site over night to monitor the situation with the operation stood down just after 6am yesterday morning.Notwithstanding the significant damage to the property there was no injuries reported during the incident. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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Cancer patients deserve support at work

first_imgCancer patients deserve support at workOn 1 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Employers need to offer support to workers who are suffering from cancer, arecent survey has suggested. Cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Relief said seven out of 10 people workingwith cancer felt it was very important for them to continue to work after beingdiagnosed, as it gave them a sense of normality, boosted morale and maintainedself-esteem. Half of the 165 people polled by Mori said colleagues had little or noknowledge of cancer, its treatments or its side-effects. Despite this, eightout of 10 sufferers (82 per cent) did feel colleagues had been very supportive.About 21 per cent felt their bosses had reacted negatively when they hadtold them they had cancer, with 13 per cent demanding they maintain their usualworkload. The most frequently cited problems were fatigue (41 per cent), anxiety (39per cent) and stress (30 per cent), with loss of concentration, depression andpain affecting a substantial number of people. Dr Jane Maher, chief medical officer at Macmillan Cancer Relief, said,”It is worth remembering that some cancers are curable, and that peoplecan live with cancer for a number of years. Employers’ support during keyperiods such as treatment or recuperation can make all the difference.” last_img read more

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Ohio State-Maryland game cancelled due to COVID issues

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJamie Sabau/Getty ImagesBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Third-ranked Ohio State’s game against Maryland has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues on the Terripans, according to Maryland.Due to an elevated number of COVID-19 cases within the program, Maryland Football will pause all team-related activities. Our game vs. Ohio State scheduled for Saturday, November 14 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. https://t.co/fR75D1L1ob— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) November 11, 2020“We’re obviously extremely disappointed that we’ll be unable to host Ohio State this Saturday,” said head coach Michael Locksley in the statement announcing the decision. “It was an opportunity that our team was preparing for and excited about. However, we have and always will keep our players, coaches, and staffs safety at the forefront of our decision making process. We’ll continue to operate as much as we can virtually as we monitor the situation in hopes of returning to play when it’s deemed safe.”Eight Terrapin players tested positive over the past week, according to the school.The game will not be made up.The game becomes the third Big Ten game of the year to be canceled because of the coronavirus.The other two were Wisconsin’s past two games against Nebraska and Purdue.Ohio State’s next game will be against Indiana on November 21.The Buckeyes become the fifth-ranked team to have a game postponed or canceled this weekend because of coronavirus issues, four of them are in the SEC.Top-ranked Alabama’s game against LSU, number 5 Texas A&M’s game against Tennesee, number 12 Georgia’s game against Missouri, and number 24 Auburn’s game against Mississippi State have all been pushed back, according to the conference.LSU, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Auburn, and Missouri all had positive tests this week leading to contact tracing and quarantining.The Mississippi State-Auburn and Texas A&M-Tennessee game’s have been tentatively rescheduled for December 12.The Alabama-LSU game has not yet been rescheduled since LSU already has a postponed game against Florida scheduled for that date.The Georgia-Missouri game has also not been rescheduled, because Missouri is already scheduled to play a postponed game against Vanderbilt on December 12.The SEC is thinking about using December 19, the day of the conference championship game, as another day to play games.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by November 11, 2020 /Sports News – National Ohio State-Maryland game cancelled due to COVID issuescenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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RESOLUTIONS OUR POLITICIANS WON’T KEEP

first_imgCelebrating the holidays with friends and family the past few weeks was great, but I m tired, bloated and crabby.The New Year is upon us! What a great opportunity to start fresh and resolve to do great things in 2019.How about I share some resolutions I hope our political leaders will keep. Here s one: Federal government, please stop spending so much!Spending is certainly out of control. Federal debt is up nearly $1.4 trillion the past year. That’s nearly $11,000 in debt per American household – nearly $4,200 per person. And as interest rates rise, the payments on our debt are skyrocketing.I’ll tell you what else is skyrocketing: my family s health insurance premiums. My deductibles are so high, we’ll end up in the poorhouse if any of us gets sick. Hey, Democrats and Republicans, can you resolve to come up with a bipartisan solution for the massive cost of health insurance?Regrettably, such reforms are not likely to occur. There is a growing chasm between Republicans and Democrats. As Republicans hope to undo Obamacare in the courts, more Democrats are supporting a single-payer government program. As more families suffer from high premiums and high deductibles, more Americans, according to Bloomberg, are warming to a Medicare for All concept.They are?Bloomberg says a Kaiser Family Foundation survey found last March that 59 percent of Americans favor the Medicare for All concept. Even when it was defined as a single-payer, federal program, 53 percent favored it. Some 75 percent favor a Medicare for All option if it lets people who have coverage keep their plans.The way Obamacare allowed people to keep their plans? OK, if it’s unrealistic for our political leaders to spend less and improve health care, can they at least resolve to improve our public discourse?Everyone has been hoping for that. Trump s supporters wish he would cool it with some of his tweets and his opponents are throwing around some heated language, too. With divided government in 2019, it appears discourse is going to get worse, not better.Look, so much is at stake. We want our political leaders to work with each other to address our problems. We want them to end this silly government shutdown. Don t all of us, Republicans and Democrats alike, want them to knock off the nasty politics and address our spending, health care, infrastructure, and immigration reform challenges?I wish that were the case. USA Today reports that the only thing all Americans can agree upon is that our country is incredibly divided. Our politicians reflect our division. Again, look at health care. Republicans want market-based reforms that they hope will drive insurance premiums down. Democrats want the polar opposite: more government control. Or look at the Trump investigations. A majority of Republicans want them to end, but a majority of Democrats want the incoming House-majority Democrats to investigate more! Government gridlock, here we come!For goodness’ sake!It’s a bit odd that so many Americans are so unhappy about so many things when a lot of things are going very well for our country. The economy is doing well. Wages are rising. Sure, we’ve got challenges, but its too bad we can t count some of our blessings as we address them.Sure, were blessed, but after chatting with you I feel even more tired, bloated and crabby.FOOTNOTE: TThis article was posted by the City-County Observer without bias, opinion or editing.–FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare RESOLUTIONS OUR POLITICIANS WON’T KEEPby Tom Purcell, January 1, 2019last_img read more

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“IS IT TRUE” AUGUST 22, 2019

first_imgIS IT TRUE that local businessmen John Dunn will be the  City-County Observer “Working Outside The Box” guest speaker to held in the private banquet room at Biaggi restaurant on the 25th of September?  …that corporate citizen D-Patrick will underwrite the luncheon expenses at this event?IS IT TRUE we are told that several people are wondering why the Evansville DMD isn’t doing some street and sidewalks renovations in the Center City and West Franklin Street areas?  …they would also like to know why the Evansville DMD doesn’t award facade grants to existing businesses or give low-interest loans to develop loft apartments in the Center City and West Franklin Street areas?IS IT TRUE it’s about time that members of the Evansville City Council have an open and honest dialogue with City Controller Russ Lloyd, Jr., CPA concerning the current financial status of the Evansville Thunderbolts?  … that current members of Evansville City Council are stewards of the public trust and should start acting like it?.IS IT TRUE by 2021 many miles of water and sewer pipes will be replaced and it’s estimated that the City of Evansville water rates may be increased by 118%? …it’s also estimated that the new pipes alone could cause major increases in the rates for the next 3 years? …we should also be prepared for this to happen many more times as the sewer and water pipe replacement program comes to its conclusion?…while the CCO is supportive of and an advocate for these updates, we hope that some of the people who live in Evansville won’t be run out of town by the replacement costs associated with this much need public works project? IS IT TRUE that yesterdays City-Council Observer sponsored “Working Outside The Box” speaker series held in the private banquet room at Biaggi restaurant was a smashing success?  …that Kevin R. Koch, President & CEO, Koch Enterprises, Inc.was the guest speaker at this worthy community event?  …that Kevin R. Koch impressed those in attendance when he talked about the Koch family humble beginnings?  …the CCO would like to thank the Torian Insurance Group for underwriting this event?  …thanks to the event Chairman Steve Hammer for doing an excellent job in coordinating this event? IS IT TRUE  we would like to thank Ella-Watson Johnson Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Department public relations officer for sending us important news releases in a timely manner?IS IT TRUE that starting next month Tropicana-Evansville will be allowing “Sports Book” betting?  …we are told that you will be able to bet on nearly every sport in existence except horse racing?  … professional gamblers tell us if you are not allowed to bet on horse racing you’re not a true “Sports Book” facility?IS IT TRUE we have been told the Vanderburgh County Council has given Airport employees token raises 4 of the last 5 years?  …it’s been reported that the Airport Manager salary over the last 5 years went from $100K to $121K?  …if this statement is correct the Airport Manager now makes more than the Mayor of Evansville? IS IT TRUE that the Safety Officers at Evansville Regional Airport has eight (8) different functions? …the functions are: 1) Fire Response. 2) Medical Responders: all officers are medically certified and AMR. 3) Security Responders: they patrol the airport terminal and rest of the 1400 acres of ground on foot and by a patrol car.  4) Dispatchers: The dispatch office must be manned 24/7. 5) Weather Spotters and Monitors- they call in snow removal and weather crews during bad weather. 6) Wildlife: they remove flocks of birds and mammals such as coyotes that could crash a plane. 7) Maintenance- there is no maintenance personnel after hours so they do all kinds of functions to keep the airport operating. 8) Customer Service: they assist customer 24/7 with any needs they might have.IS IT TRUE last year the Vanderburgh County Commission made an outstanding appointment to the Vanderburgh County Levee Board? …they appointed the popular licensed Ohio River Boat Capitan, Katie Riecken Parker to this Board?  …we congratulate all three County Commissions for making this outstanding appointment to this important County Board because she has proven to be an asset on this board?IS IT TRUE that last year a compliance audit was conducted by the Housing and Urban Development Office of the Inspector General concerning the Evansville Housing Authority?  …that the Federal auditors stated that the EHA did not comply with federal guidelines during the renovations of hundreds of low-income housing units?  …we wonder if the Evansville Housing Authority has addressed the question costs cited in this report?IS IT TRUE the silliest false claim ever made by local leaders was that moving Roberts Stadium from Boeke Road to the new downtown Ford Center would immediately constitute the creation of many new jobs?….to think that moving a job from point A to point B created a new job takes a special kind of stupid?Todays “Readers Poll’ question is: What two sources do you get your local daily news from? 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? If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language and insults against commenters shall not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer, our media partners or advertise. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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