IS IT TRUE JANUARY 30, 2017

first_imgIS IT TRUE that Evansville City Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn requested that City Attorney Josh Claybourn research State law governing the Indiana Local Option Income Tax and Homestead Tax Credits? …the reason for the Mr. Claybourn research is to help Council to find extra money to help reduce the 2016 employee health insurance shortfall?…actions like this become urgent because of years of doing the wrong thing?…if present and past City Council members made the appropriate allocations of local tax dollars to cover our contractual obligations during the last decade, the urgency of today would not be an urgency at all?…the same mindset that sits back and allows the infrastructure to decay while spending freely on fun and games was hard at work in deferring these legitimate expenses?IS IT TRUE that Council President Missy Mosby and Finance Chairman Dan McGinn have not only been collaborating to eliminate our Homestead Tax Credit but to increase our Local Option Income Tax in order to catch up on unpaid General Fund debt for 2016 and 2017?…this is another urgency that was years in the making?…tax increases happen naturally with reassessment on an annual basis?…at least they do in a growing thriving economy?…both of these tax increases will be permanent and both are urgent because the City Council’s of the past have failed in the budgeting obligations?IS IT TRUE we wonder if Mayor Winnecke, Council President Missy Mosby and Councilman Jonathan Weaver are going to sponsor another “we love our law enforcement” rally on the Civic Center steps this coming March?  …considering how they treated members of our local law enforcement during the last budget cycle we recommend that they don’t?IS IT TRUE that after the unauthorized transfer of the Tropicana’s future income advance of $12,500,000 from the Riverboat fund to deposit into General Fund? …once again this is a case of mortgaging the future to cover the perceived need to fund fun and games initiatives today?…the legacy of buying a new car on credit while letting the toilet leak inside the trailer with a hole in the roof has caught up with the Evansville City Council of 2017?IS IT TRUE that shortfalls of cash are exacerbated by the failure of the sports teams that play in Ford Center to draw the crowds they were budgeted to draw?..the quality of hockey has degraded and the wins have been few and far between since the Evansville Icemen left town? …the attendance is predictably down as happens when the home team can manage to win?…the Evansville Purple Aces after having a great year in 2016 are back to the cellar of the Missouri Valley Conference with one win and eight losses?…what is true about ticket sales is that winning sells tickets?…it does not matter if the winning team plays in Ford Center, Roberts Stadium, or a big pole barn, winning is the only way to fill large arenas?IS IT TRUE that last week former City Councilman President and Finance Chairman  John Friend-CPA stated “if you think that City of Evansville experienced major financial shortfalls in 2016 just wait and see what the 2017 budget year has in store for them”?    …he told us that the 2017 budget year will be a financial disaster?  …in case you need to be reminded that Mr. Friend was spot on about his predictions about the budget shortfall for the budget years 2015 and 2016?IS IT TRUE considering  the financial crisis facing the City of Evansville would you have voted to fund a new and expensive “penguin” display at the Zoo this year?IS IT TRUE that the majority of our present City Council members and the Mayor are nothing more than  ‘Tax and Spend” libels?FOOTNOTE: Todays “Readers Poll” question is:  Do you support Evansville City Council increasing our Local Option Income Tax?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Rail Gourmet buys ERC

first_imgON JUNE 29 the SAirRelations division of SAirGroup (formerly Swissair Group) signed a purchase agreement with the management of British-based European Rail Catering. The new acquisition will be integrated with Rail Gourmet, thereby more than doubling its revenue and increasing its European market share from 6 to 11%, according to parent SAirRelations. Formerly known as OBS Services (RG 4.97 p220), ERC has an annual turnover in excess of £40m from direct catering on 350 services a day, and the supply of food and drink to another 1000 from 36 station-based service centres throughout Britain. Rail Gourmet Chief Executive Officer Edy Fischer saw the acquisition as creating ’a powerful partnership’ of his company’s ’high-quality production and supply capabilities’ with ERC’s ’expertise and flair’ in cultivating the rail catering market. Following the acquisition of Restobel/ Restorail in March, Rail Gourmet expects revenue to grow to over SFr100m this year from the SFr33m recorded in 1996. olast_img read more

Opposition Leader calls for road repair money for Salisbury

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Opposition Leader Hon. Hector John. Opposition Leader Hector John wants government to allocate funds towards road repair works in his constituency among other projects. On Wednesday, Parliament approved a loan in the amount of EC$20 million dollars from the National Bank of Dominica required for financing of government expenditure.John told the debate on the matter that roads in his constituency have been in a deplorable state for far too long.“We have been seeking an audience with the minister on the matter, to see how we can dialogue and move forward in reference to repairs of the roads but he has disrespected us,” he told Parliament.John said some of that money should also be put towards repairs of the Coulibistrie Primary School.“The roof is in serious problems. We haven’t gotten any response from the minister. We want definite dates. How soon are you going to repair the roof of that school to make it safe for the children? That will go a long way in improving the lives of the children and the lives of the people living there,” he added.The Opposition leader also addressed the recent incident which occurred at the Dominica Grammar School where a student attacked a teacher.He said what happened at that learning institution should never repeat itself.According to John, proper security at the school should now be placed on the front burner of government.“Security at every school is important. I saw the fencing of the primary school in Salisbury and the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School in St Joseph. I must commend government for that but every school on the island must be secured,” he added.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews Opposition Leader calls for road repair money for Salisbury by: – February 23, 2012 Share 26 Views   one commentlast_img read more

PlayStation 5 reveal date, price, design, backwards compatability & more to know about PS5

first_imgPlayStation 5 controllerThe PS5 controller was revealed in April, giving Sony fans a tease of what’s to come. The DualSense name is a departure from the DualShock moniker of years past, while the design is similar when it comes to button and stick layouts.However, the tech of the controller itself is likely very different, with haptic feedback playing a big role into the triggers and other areas of the remote.A first look at DualSense, PS5’s new wireless controller.More details and images: https://t.co/SuaUVDkyvD pic.twitter.com/ot5R1u5hsz— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 7, 2020The controller features new feedback in the triggers, making for a more immersive experience when traveling or performing actions in-game. For more details on the PS5 controller, click here. While the new controller and its technology were released earlier in 2020, details of the PS5 are still scarce and rumors are running rampant. Could the console cost nearly $600? Is there going to be backwards compatibility What will it look like?Lots of those rumors regarding price, backwards compatibility and the design will hopefully be put to rest come Thursday. Until then, here’s everything we know about the Playstation 5:When is the PlayStation 5 release date?Sony is set to reveal the PlayStation 5 during an unveiling event on Thursday, June 11 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT), when it is expected the company will also announce the 2020 release date to consumers.See you Thursday, June 11 at 1:00pm Pacific time (9:00pm BST) for a look at the future of gaming on #PS5: https://t.co/9XJkXYProo pic.twitter.com/8EoN34UPdd— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 8, 2020PlayStation 5 priceVerified details of the console’s price are expected to be revealed on Thursday, but current rumors and reports point to the system going for $499 and up. A report from Bloomberg in February said the consoles are relatively expensive to produce, with numbers around $450 per console. Unless Sony is going to run at a deficit as it did with the cost of production of the PS3, then expect PS5 to retail north of $500.PlayStation 5 backwards compatabilityWhile rumors swirled of the PS5 originally having full backwards compatibility to early PlayStation games, Sony’s specs reveal in March revealed that full backwards compatibility is probably not the case.A graphic detailing the capabilities of backwards compatibility from the March showcase painted the picture that older PlayStation iterations won’t be able to be played on the PS5, but PS4 will be able to be played.Lead PS5 architect Mark Cerny said during the specs broadcast that placing a previous console’s chip design to allow for backwards compatibility is “extremely expensive,” whereas the PS4’s technology allowed for future game uses on future consoles at a lesser cost. This means don’t expect any big updates to the PS5’s infrastructure to allow for PS1, 2 or 3 backwards compatibility on the PS5.PlayStation 5 designWhile no official console design has been revealed yet, leaked dev kits photos may provide an early look at a blueprint for Sony’s design.PS5 Patent ‘Leak’ Teases Glimpse of Sony’s Plans for Mysterious Showcase: Crypto New Media PressA newly-published patent details the cooling solution underpinning the PS5 devkit. It features six fans, a hefty heat-sink, and a vapor chamber design. Re … https://t.co/VuqSn8IePi pic.twitter.com/dAEI0SxG1r— World Cryptonomic Foundation (@wcryptofound) June 4, 2020And more leaked images and renders could paint the PS5 to look something like this:PS5 design to consider #PS5 pic.twitter.com/dhnJn3nKwK— PS5 Only (@PS5only) June 4, 2020The PS4 allowed for multiple venting options, masterfully crafted for proper airflow so the insides never got too hot. Expect something similar for the upcoming console. Welcome to the next generation (finally, again).Sony is set to reveal the future of its PlayStation brand this Thursday, after having previously delayed the event for reasons unknown to the public. While the folks at Sony had a high-level tech and specs reveal in March, the event did little to quench the thirst of gamers everywhere.last_img read more

Annabel’s putt seals Sunningdale Foursomes

first_img15 Mar 2014 Annabel’s putt seals Sunningdale Foursomes England international Annabel Dimmock and Challenge Tour player Steven Brown forged a successful partnership when they won the Sunningdale Foursomes at their first attempt. The Wentworth pair came triumphantly through the seven-round test when Annabel holed a 30-footer on the last for a one-up win over Inci Mehmet, also from Wentworth, and Oscar Granström-Livesey of Royal Mid-Surrey. “It was a great match and we all played so well,” said Annabel. “The number of birdies was unbelievable. This is a really good tournament to win, especially as it’s near my club and we had the home crowd watching!” It was a first competitive outing together for the winning pair: “We play a bit of foursomes against friends but we’ve never before played together in a competition,” said Annabel. Both players went into the event in great form. Already this season, Annabel has won on the Orange Blossom Tour in the USA, been runner-up in the Spanish amateur and taken fifth place in the European Nations Cup. Brown, a former English champion and the player who sealed the GB&I Walker Cup triumph of 2011, is currently fourth on the Challenge Tour order of merit and came in to this event fresh from a fifth place in the Kenya Open. “We were both really tired before it started because we both got back into the country only the day before the practice round, but we knew we were both playing well,” said Annabel. Their impressive putting was critical to their success. In the first round, they holed a long putt to win the 18th, taking the match into extra time before they squeezed through to the next round on the 20th. In the semi-final Annabel had a must-make 15-footer to keep the match alive, before the pair eventually defeated England international Toby Tree and boy international Marco Penge on the 19th. Then, in the final she clinched the title with that 30-footer. “We holed a lot of putts when we needed to,” she said. Click here for the full resultslast_img read more